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Island Villa

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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
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The house is situated on the hill “Plativola” at the back of Agia Galini Village in the middle of a 8.300 m2 property, in which, between else there are 170 small olive trees. From the house and the whole property there is a marvellous view to the sea, the islands of Paximadi, the villages of Agia Galini and Matala and the hills around with very old Olive trees. The architectural design of the house is inspired from the Cretan construction rythme of the post Minoan period. The whole house is formed by two different buildings: the main house “Spiti” and the secondary house “Paraspito”, where the Minoans had their animals at the ground floor and, when they became older, their children at the first floor. Now the Paraspito is our guest house with a large bedroom, a bathroom with WC, a kitchen...The house is situated on the hill “Plativola” at the back of Agia Galini Village in the middle of a 8.300 m2 property, in which, between else there are 170 small olive trees. From the house and the whole property there is a marvellous view to the sea, the islands of Paximadi, the villages of Agia Galini and Matala and the hills around with very old Olive trees. The architectural design of the house is inspired from the Cretan construction rythme of the post Minoan period. The whole house is formed by two different buildings: the main house “Spiti” and the secondary house “Paraspito”, where the Minoans had their animals at the ground floor and, when they became older, their children at the first floor. Now the Paraspito is our guest house with a large bedroom, a bathroom with WC, a kitchenette, a dining room and a large balcon. All of them at the first floor. At the ground floor there is the swimming pool WC and a covered area, fresh and shadow used as eating place. Both houses, at the time, were sourounded by a wall used by the Cretans as defence wall for the battles against the pirates which attacked the south part of Crete very often. Now this wall is the swimming pool wall ! From the balcon of the guest house we can directly dive at the deepest part of the swimming pool, whose dimensions are 14 x 8 meters, overflow type. When sitted at the salon of the main house you can see the blu of the swimming pool continued by the blu of the sea... The village of Agia Galini, situated at the feet of the house, is one of the most beautiful in Crete. As you can also see at the map of Crete, close to the village of Agia Galini there are: The city of Timbaki -16 kms, The city of Spili - 25 Kms which is also the capital of the province The city of Rethymnon - 55 kms The city of Iraklion - 75 Kms The city of Chania - 95 Kms At a distance of 7 kms around Agia Galini, there are various villages with beautiful sand beaches, and others on the mountains. At a distance of 20 kms there is the village of Matala which in the sixties was the center of the international movement of Hippies. The caves on the hill where the Hippies lived are visited today by the tourists. At the same distance of 20 kms there is the ancient (Minoan) city of Festos. The second most important after Knossos, which is at a distance of 80 kms On the north of Agia Galini and at a distance of ~ 35 kms there is Psiloritis which is the highest mountain of Crete ~2600 m, with so many places to visit. There are a lot of Byzantine monasteries around and other interesting places which you can find if you enter at the site of Crete island Arriving to the property, the main entrance is a heavy metallic rolling gate with two beautiful bugainvillea at the two sides. Entering there are two stone covered roads that could be followed. One goes to the entrance of the court under the guest house and one goes to the garage. We open the wooden rolling door of the garage and we enter in an area of 200 m2 where there is also a small boat with a 25hp SUZUKI hors board engine for fishing or amusement at the sea. At the left part of the garage there is the pool room with its equipment. We continue going up through a stone covered stair and we go out to the swimming pool landscape. An area covered also with Cretan flat ceramic coloured stones and a grass court. At our left side there is a 112 m2 swimming pool, in front of us there is the guest house and at our right side the main house. We enter at the main house from the main entrance a wooden door under the covered area withe the arcades where we take our breakfast at the summer. Entering at the ground floor of the main house we walk in the salon on iroco wooden floor. All the floors of the house (salon, dining room, corridors, internal stair and bedrooms) are wooden iroco, except the bathrooms and the kitchen. At our right side there is the dining room and in front a fully equipped kitchen and a WC. From the salon we go up through a wooden stair to the first floor, where there are four large bedrooms, each one with its own bathroom and WC. Each bedroom has its own large balcony with a marvellous view to the sea, the mountains, the small island and the olive fields. From the balcony of the master bedroom we can go down to the court through an external stone covered stair. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 00000292807More
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About the Owner
Sarah, Telis S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:83%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Water Views
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Garage
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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