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BEAUTIFUL LUXURIOUS STONE VILLAS, PRIVATE POOLS, PEACEFUL, NEAR SEA, INTERNET

Georgia Karalaki

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks English, Greek, Some Italian
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Georgia Karalaki

Advertiser since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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BEAUTIFUL LUXURIOUS STONE VILLAS, PRIVATE POOLS, PEACEFUL, NEAR SEA, INTERNET

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in Platanias - Metochi Villas - Sofas & Laina

2 independent rustic villas, sea & mountain views 1&4BR sleep 2-8 fully equipped

Just a few minutes from the modern beach resorts of Maleme and Platanias, step back in time as you turn into the meandering lane that leads to the picturesque hamlet of Metochi, with a history dating back to the 1700’s, when Crete was still under Turkish rule. The tiny hamlet is laced with evocative stone walls surrounding centuries old buildings built in weathered limestone, with vine covered pergolas and lush gardens overflowing with jasmine and roses. It takes little imagination to evoke an atmosphere of yesteryear, whilst enjoying all the comforts of a relaxing luxury holiday.

Our villas 'Laina' and 'Sofas' – are both listed buildings, entirely renovated in 2010-2011 and sympathetically restored to a level of luxury appreciated by the discerning traveller, seeking comfort in an environment which only an ancient building can provide. Each villa is totally independent,set within its own spacious and private stone walled courtyard garden, private pool, with parking for both villas.

Villa 'Sofas' - 1 bedroom sleeps 2+

Villa 'Sofas' is the perfect romantic holiday haven. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard, set behind the stone wall. The villa Sofa is built in warm honeyed limestone, and the old wooden shutters and ivy combine to create a wonderful building, full of character. Surrounded by mature shrubs, lush foliage and stone patios, it is easy to imagine you have stepped back in time. The swimming pool and outside barbecue area provide the perfect promise of fun filled days and evenings.

Step inside, through the old wooden doors into a delightful room laid with flagstones, old stone walls and a wonderful beamed ceiling. The beautiful stone fireplace has been used over many centuries. Throw open the wooden shutters and venture upstairs to the master bedroom and pinch yourself. What could be better than this?

Villa 'Laina' - 4 Bedrooms sleeps 8+

Villa 'Laina' is the perfect place where a large family or group of friends can enjoy a wonderful holiday. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard. The picturesque garden is just made for chilling out and soaking up the sun. The ancient courtyard flagstones, the lush foliage and sweet smelling flowers, combine to create a wonderful private area to swim, sun bathe, enjoy a cool drink or relish the mouth watering aroma of food being cooked on the outside barbecue.

Step inside Villa Laina and you’ve stepped back in time. See the graceful stone arch leading the eye from the breakfast kitchen into the lounge with its original Cretan ‘banquettes’ set along the stone wall, and the beamed wooden ceiling – yet there are also modern features to provide the level of luxury you expect to find on a holiday such as a satellite 40” LCD flat screen TV and a luxurious spa bath.

Upstairs there is a huge furnished roof terrace with amazing sea and mountain views

“Metochi Villas”: “Metochi Villas” are a group of 4 officially declared as traditional preservable old mansions – “Sofas”, “Laina”, “Nembarta”, and “Kamares” - dated back to the 18th century. They have been restored with respect to their history, preserving and setting off their original architecture. Our Villa “Laina” and Villa “Sofas” have been renovated in 2010-2011 to meet our valued customer’s expectations. Each Villa is totally independent, surrounded with a stone wall providing absolute privacy. Fully equipped, with all the amenities guaranteeing a relax staying and a perfect base for discovering Crete’s lovely beaches.

More Details

Details for holiday villa Sofas, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Villa 'Sofas' is the perfect romantic holiday haven. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard, set behind the stone wall. The villa Sofa is built in warm honeyed limestone, and the old wooden shutters and ivy combine to create a wonderful building, full of character. Surrounded by mature shrubs, lush foliage and stone patios, it is easy to imagine you have stepped back in time. The swimming pool and outside barbecue area provide the perfect promise of fun filled days and evenings. Step inside, through the old wooden doors into a delightful room laid with flagstones, old stone walls and a wonderful beamed ceiling. The beautiful stone fireplace has been used over many centuries. Throw open the wooden shutters and venture upstairs to the master bedroom and pinch yourself. What could be better than this? Villa 'Sofas' - 1 mezzanine bedroom sleeps 2+:
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Georgia Karalaki (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

his beautiful 300 year old converted hay barn with lush garden private garden and pool was a dream come true. The kindness of owners Georgia and Dennis made our stay particularily friendly while not imposing they made sure we had every thing we needed including reccomendations for sites and tastes. After being on holiday in Europe for a month we wanted a home away from home. The well equipped kitchen had everything we needed to cook and eat at home and we loved usng the charcoal bbq each night to slowly roast our fresh fish or leg of lamb bought in the market. Furnished with taste this is a romantic and private retreat peaceful and quiet. There is even a neighbourhood dog if you want to pretend you have a pet. With washing machine, and bikes to use this is a great location. Gorgeous we would love to come back! We had a rental car so could move freely it is a few kms to the closest village and the motorway access to the rest of the island is close though no traffic can be heard from the house.
Jun 2012
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About Us

Giorgia Karalaki
Metochi Villas
Digeni Akrita 6
73134 Chania
EOT
Permit Number Villa Laina 1042Κ10002999601 Villa Sofas 1042Κ91002999701
VAT Reg No998064587
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Sofas
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Sofas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p846298
+30 -6932847067
Platanias Chania area
5

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 out of 5
Thanks a million beautiful princess Georgia and handsome God of Wine and Extasy Dionysos for making our stay such a delightful and happy one!
Surrounded by a beautiful and lush garden, we spent many hours in the wonderful pool and enjoyed many delightful dinners, making Bar BQ and drinking great wine, that Dionysos brought for us.
The villa and place were far beyond our wildest expectiations and we will recommend Villa Sofas to anyone wishing to spend a dreamlike vacation in this medevial setting!
BUT, best of all, we were "adopted" by the most sweet, gentle and beautiful little black and white car, that we have named
"Baby". With the permission from Georgia and Dionysos we took "Baby" to the veterinarian, first for its first vaccine with all the trimmings incl. deworming and ComboVet for possible fleece, and later to be spayed so she would't have to go thru "the blessing of multible motherhoods" and bring more unwanted kittens i to this world. In 3 weeks from now Georgia and Dionysos will bring "Baby" to the vet. again, this time for its booster vacc. Incl. Rabies vacc. Bless you Georgia and Dionysos! And a million thanks for promising to to bring her to the vet. for her yearly booster vacc!
Our greatest wish is now, that all the future guests at Villa Sofas and Villa Laine will take great care and look after our little darling, feed her proper catfood and water.
We love you, georgia and Dionysos! Viya con Dios and hopefully we will see you again next year!
So many hugs and sunshine greetings from
Lise and Flemming, Horsens, Denmark
  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sofas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p846298
+30 -6932847067
Platanias Chania area
5

A absolutely lovely example of Cretan hospitality

  • 5 out of 5
My wife ,12 year old son and I spent 2 blissful weeks at Villa Sofas.Our hosts Georgia and Dennis were charming,interesting and helpful.The Villa its self was spotless and very well appointed.Though not a large house ,it is the perfect size for a couple or 2 adults and 1 child(though 12 yrs.old is about the top end for sleeping on the sofa-bed)The pool is totaly private and Dennis keeps it sparkling.I could go on about how much we enjoyed our time here, but the best recomendation I can give is that I would go back again in a heartbeat and very much hope I will. Dennis and Georgia.... Thank You for a lovely time.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sofas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p846298
+30 -6932847067
Platanias Chania area
5

A little corner of heaven

  • 5 out of 5
A perfect holiday paradise. Beautiful, stylish, romantic, comfortable and very stunning. It is perfect don't change a thing. We will be back next year xxx
  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sofas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p846298
+30 -6932847067
Platanias Chania area
5

wonderful stay

  • 5 out of 5
beautiful villa, great place in crete and fantastic host
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sofas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p846298
+30 -6932847067
Platanias Chania area
5

Awesome honey moon villa.

  • 5 out of 5
The villa was very romantic and sweet. Very old building with soul and character.
It had everything we could ask. Quiet, private, and secluded. Private pool. Nice sea views. Very clean. Very helpful owners. Georgia is a jem. Recommended +++++
  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sofas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p846298
+30 -6932847067
Platanias Chania area
5

Lovely, private cottage

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Villa Sofas for a week at the end of August. Georgia and Dennis were there to greet us when we arrived and they gave us a tour of the villa and advised us on good places to eat and visit while we were there.
There villa was gorgeous; very romantic and sweet. The private pool was amazing and where we spent a lot of our time! The property was clean and had all the facilities we could have asked for - bath, powerful shower, fully equipped kitchen, TV (not that we used it!), lots of maps and local attraction leaflets, sunbeds, lilos etc.
The local village/small town is about 1km away, and there is also a local bus into Chania which runs very regularly and reliably. We would definitely recommend staying in this villa and we hope to go back in the future!
A quick tip - you MUST visit Elafonissi Beach which is a drive down to the south west corner of Crete. It's a good 90 minute drive but definitely worth it!

Thank you Georgia and Dennis for an amazing week, we have very fond memories!

Nic and Ben
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Maleme
Nearest Ferry
21 Kilometres
Souda Bay
Nearest Golf
230 Kilometres
Lasithi, East Crete
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Platanias highway junction
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Maleme
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Maleme
Car: not necessary

The Metochi Villas are located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Metochi at the outskirts of Platanias (just 3 minute away), near the west end of Crete 15km from of the old medieval stone city of Chania and 25km from the Chania International Airport.

Heraklion International Airport can be reached in less than 2 hours.

The sea is only 700m away and the beach resort of Maleme is 1km, with its large supermarket. Maleme also has an ATM machine, baker, butcher, chemist and many, many tavernas to choose from.

The beach resort of Platanias 3km away is the summer centre for the youth on west Crete. A large number of bars, beach-bars, clubs, tavernas, restaurants, cafes, shops and recreation facilities of all kind, jewellery shops, super markets, banks, health clinics, pharmacies, nurseries, the soft sandy beaches nominated with 'blue flags' can guarantee the visitor complete, high class tourist services.

The Samaria Gorge, the pink sand beach of Elafonissi & Falassarna are all in 1 hour.

Golf: Lasithi, east Crete.

Ski: Only water ski available in Crete.

Our address is Metochi, Kontomari, Platanias P.C. 73014 Chania, Crete, Greece

There is no street number or street name because it is just a small village ;)

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Platanias, Chania area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€285
for 3 nights
From
€95
€665
 
 
Mid
20 Dec 2014 - 9 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
€315
for 3 nights
From
€105
€735
 
 
Low
10 Jan 2015 - 17 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
€285
for 3 nights
From
€95
€665
 
 
Reg
18 Apr 2015 - 15 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
€315
for 3 nights
From
€105
€735
 
 
Mid
16 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
€360
for 3 nights
From
€120
€840
 
 
Offer
20 Jun 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
€390
for 3 nights
From
€130
€910
 
 
High
11 Jul 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
€420
for 3 nights
From
€140
€980
 
 
Offer
22 Aug 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
€375
for 3 nights
From
€125
€875
 
 
Mid
12 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
€315
for 3 nights
From
€105
€735
 
 
Low
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
€285
for 3 nights
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€95
€665
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
€375
for 3 nights
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€875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0.01
Notes Some Q&A
- How much of the cost do we have to pay in advance as a deposit?
A 30% deposit is required.
- When do we have to pay the rest of the rent?
The rest will be paid to us on arrival.
- Is there a cancellation policy?
Yes
- Is there any special change over day?
No, as long that the enquired days match, and do not spoil the previous or following weeks

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Platanias in Chania area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Luxury bathroom with spa bath and shower.
  • Luxury bathroom with spa bath and shower. There is also an outdoor shower next to the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Baby cot on request
  • The bed is a luxury four poster double bed 160cm wide. All the furniture are made of high quality solid wood with a unique feeling as a result of superb craftsmanship
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The courtyard – pool area is totally private. Permit Number 1042Κ91002999701
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