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Beautiful luxurious stone villas, private pools, peaceful, near sea, Internet - Laina

Georgia Karalaki

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English, Greek, Some Italian
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Georgia Karalaki

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Speaks English, Greek, Some Italian
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Calendar last updated:
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Beautiful luxurious stone villas, private pools, peaceful, near sea, Internet - Laina

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 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 Laina, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Georgia Karalaki (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks English, Greek, Some Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nothing wrong in this location ,traditional ambiance but very confortable.

The owner treat you like family .

the location was just perfect for us , we'll go back one day fore sure.

Merci pour ces vacances relaxantes dans une maison de grand confort Je recommande
Jul 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
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

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Laina
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Fantastic house and private courtyard

  • 5 of 5

The house is very suitable for 8 persons and it has everything needed. The courtyard with the pool must be experienced as words cannot describe it.

The owners are so helpful and pleasant and you can really feel how they strive to make sure that you feel welcome.

Thanks for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A perfect stay and a warm owner

  • 5 of 5

Me and my friends had an amazing time staying in this luxury villa. The place is quiet, warm and has enough room for 8. Each bedroom was romantic, the garden area was beautifull and had many places to relax, the pool was big enough and the kitchen had everything we needed. Staying at this villa made our stay at this island so comfortable. Whit our scooters we could easily go everywhere and when we wanted to drink a bit more, the house owner helped us by calling a taxi. The owner told us a lot about this interesting, unique and amazing villa. All I can say is: please go there and have an amazing stay. It is totally worth it and I would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with a group of friends in this villa and we had a great time. I always expect the pictures to be a bit better than reality, but I have to say I was positively surprised it looked exactly the same. The house had everything we needed, a nice BBQ place, hammocks to relax, a great view from the roof terrace. Georgia helped us get all the information we needed to get around the area and gave us a true warm welcome to Crete. Thanks again for all your help! I would recommend this place to anyone going to Crete, it's a perfect place for a group of friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments and for taking good care of our place. You are always welcome.
5

Good first experience Crete

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa for three amazing nights. When we arrived Georgia was already waiting for us eventough we were delayed at the scooter rental office. The raki was already waiting for us and after we took the first shot she showed us the villa and told us about the history of it. Georgia was very nice and helpfull, she told us about what beaches to visit and where we could go out. She even helped us with getting a cab at 00.30! Thanks again Georgia!

The villa itself is not the most modern villa but the romantic decoration and feel/look of the villa makes up for it (don't worry about doing the dishes yourself becaus it has all the equipment you need). It was very spacious and cool and everything was super clean!

The villa is located in a very peacefull and quiet area of Malame. We rented scooters and within 10 minutes you're at the nearest touristic city, if you want to go to Chania it takes you about 30 minutes. Its all very easy to find. I would definitely recommend this villa to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

super excellent

  • 5 of 5

it IS very beautifull house, the property are vert sympatical and very serious if you rent This villa your are sure to pas GOOD very GOOD Holiday the situation IS GOOD too

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Wiltshire
5

A truly beautiful villa...

  • 5 of 5

A truly beautiful villa...lovingly and sympathetically restored. Spotlessly clean and well maintained, cool inside and very spacious. Georgia was wonderful - very helpful and available if we needed her (great advice on where to visit). Directions to the villa were excellent and we visited some truly lovely spots: Elefonisi beach is a must! Chania itself was a lovely old town to wander round in the evening and find a bite to eat and we found the restaurants to be of a very high quality. I couldn't recommend this villa highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Chania International Airport - CHQ
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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Prices & Availability

From €150 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Platanias, Chania area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
16 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
€600
for 3 nights
From
€200
€1,155
 
 
Offer
20 Jun 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
€690
for 3 nights
From
€230
€1,330
 
 
High
11 Jul 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
€960
for 3 nights
From
€320
€1,960
 
 
Offer
22 Aug 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
€720
for 3 nights
From
€240
€1,400
 
 
Reg
12 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
€510
for 3 nights
From
€170
€945
 
 
Low
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
€450
for 3 nights
From
€150
€840
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€660
for 3 nights
From
€220
€1,260
 

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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

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Lainain Platanias in Chania area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 175 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • 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
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Ground Fllor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Mezzanine floor
  • The Villa has 2 Luxury bathrooms. One with a spa bath and shower on the ground floor and an other with a shower room on the mezzanine floor. There is also an outdoor shower next to the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Ground Fllor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ground floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Mezzanine floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Mezzanine floor
  • All the furniture are made of high quality solid wood with a unique feeling as a result of superb craftsmanship. Bedroom 1 has a King size double stone bed with a double door to the pool. Bedroom 2 has twin single beds 1m wide that can be perfectly matched to a steady double bed with no gap in-between. A beautiful fireplace ads a romantic touch. Bedroom 3 has a King size double wooden bed providing a panoramic breathtaking views from 4 windows. Bedroom 4 has two extra wide single beds 1.2m wide each. A baby cot can be provided on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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 1042Κ10002999601

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