Rethymnon villa rental - Patio-Pool-Villa view
Patio-Pool-Villa view
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Rethymnon - Villa Sofia
A wonderfull 3 bedroom stone villa. Private pool, adobe oven, patio, veranda.

(Ministry of Tourism Authorized License)

MHTE 1041K92002978101

The villa was built at the end of the 18th Century and was restored recently. It is a stone structure that was carefully renovated to include as many of the original features of the building. It is an authentic representative of traditional Cretan architecture.

The main entrance of the Villa faces north. Upon entering, one views an open area consisting of a living-room, a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area that is separated by a stone arc. On this ground floor there is also a large bedroom and a full bath. The rear portion of the ground floor leads to a courtyard which contains a swimming pool, an adobe oven, and a barbecue space.

A staircase leads you to the second floor area which is furnished as an office space. There are two bedrooms on the second floor and a full bath. On this landing, there is a large veranda overlooking the mountains, the oak forest, and the sea.

Every area of the house has your privacy and quiet insured.

The villa is suitable for all-year-long bookings: .

For the summer season ( March-October): The thick stone walls, high quality building materials and the careful planning of the house make it heat-resistant during the very hot summer season.

The villa has a paved courtyard area with a private swimming pool facing south and a large veranda area facing north, which means that you can catch sun and shade at all times of the day.

For the winter season (November-February)

The thick stone walls, the underground heating pad system (on the first floor), the heating units (on the second floor) make Villa Sofia a perfect villa for winter bookings.

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Hello. My name is Manolis. I manage villa Sofia. Currently I study at the undergraduate level in London, UK, making sure to visit Crete in the summer-time.

Manolis Deligiannakis purchased this villa in 2002

This property was bought by my family in 2002. It is a traditional Turkish, stone structure, dating back to the 1800's. From 2002, for 8 years my father meticulously renovated the building, using his knowledge as an architect and member of the local city-planning department of Rethymno. He collaborated with friends of his, also architects, to produce a spatial layout that combines traditional, rustic features with modern decor, appliances and utilities.

The main, traditional Turkish features of architecture are still there! High ceilings, stone arcs and an old grape-juicing space turned into comfortable living room space. The stone structure ensures the property remains cool, even during the hottest summer days! Photos really do not do this property full justice!

6 Reviews of Property 815838 in Rethymnon, Greece

Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
business
Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p815838
+44 (0) 7760561264
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
5

A megical vacation

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
The house located at the magical village of prines between other houses of stone which are little occupied it is just on top of larger village atzipopolo and rethymno city
It's a total village experience
With the rooster call early morning and the near by church bells on Sunday.
The house itself is very inviting as his owners are very nice
The kitchen is fully equipped with top of the line appliances and kitchenwere the fridge is not empty and the beds are comfortable
There is a nice small swimming pool the kids adore
The roof is magnificent and has fantastic country view
The location is fantastic a near by mini market which has everything from fresh vegetables to local cheese
There is a walking 1 min local tavern very fresh and tasty food
All and all it's a well fed well bed and fun vacation
Thank you Crete thank you prines village thank you villa Sofia
Amir noy israel
Owner's Response: Dear Amir,

It was a pleasure to have you and your family in our house in Prines village. We
are all very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and very touched by
your thoughtful and positive review.

We wish you all the best and good luck in raising your very
beautiful family.

Hope that our paths cross again at some point.

Manolis, Michalis, & Sofia
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p815838
+44 (0) 7760561264
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
5

An amazing place to relax

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
We stayed at Villa Sophia and it was such a great experience that would like to repeat.
The house is in a small tipical village called Prines ,not so far from Rethymo that is a nice town. Near the house there a small shop where you can buy tomatoes and other products of the area, the lady who atend this ,is very friendly.The house is about 8km from Rethymo, and not so far of a goof beach.It´s a perfect situation to travel around Crete island Manolis and his dad, are the owners of this house.They are always trying that your stay be perfect.There is 3 bedroom , and 1 double bed sofa.everything is new.The house is very confortable, the swiming pool is small,but enough to get fresh for a moment in the night before doing a barbacue.
If you want to have a wonderfull experience , be sure in choosing this house.
Helpful votes: 10/17
business
Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p815838
+44 (0) 7760561264
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
Owner Submitted Review
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Zoe From London

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
We stayed in Villa Sophia in July 2011, had a great time. The owners were extremely friendly and the Villa was clean and welcoming. The local village is quiet and well equipped, the local Tavernas serve great food and great hospitality all within a few minutes walk from the villa. Our best part of the Villa was enjoying the views from the top veranda and lounging by the pool in the peace and quiet.
Helpful votes: 9/16
business
Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p815838
+44 (0) 7760561264
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
Owner Submitted Review
-1

Stephen From Portishead

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
The photos on the web site do not do the villa justice as the property is outstanding in every respect, and alot larger than it appears in the photos. All the fittings, furniture and electrical appliances in the villa are brand new and of the highest standard, which makes it a very comfortable and plesent place to stay, with plenty of room. The owner of the villa could not of been more helpful to us, and everything was done to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. I would recommend renting a car to make the most of the villa and surrounding area.
Helpful votes: 10/16
business
Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p815838
+44 (0) 7760561264
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
Owner Submitted Review
-1

Great Villa! By Jaime W. (New York)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
"We spent about a week in the house, and we had a marvelous time. The house is spacious, well furnished and well laid out, with beautiful light all day and abundant peace and quiet. I especially enjoyed having a leisurely breakfast at the large dining room table and planning out how to spend the day. Its located outside the bustle of Rethymno, so it gives you a feel for what village life is like, but its close enough to the city to make it quite convenient by car. The little grocery and coffee place nearby eased any concerns we had that we would feel isolated. I cant wait to go back.
Helpful votes: 11/18
business
Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p815838
+44 (0) 7760561264
Rethymnon Rethymnon area
Union City New Jersey
5

Stayed at Villa Sofia.

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
We stayed at the house in early September. I was thrilled when I opened the door and saw the large clean and open ground level. The house is beautifully restored with a clean modern kitchen, architecture fans will love it. Ancient village house and modern decor, a mix of old and new. It easily can fit 6 comfortably. I loved sitting out on the upper balcony in the mornings and looking out over the village houses. The neighbors gardens where ripe with pomegranate trees and bougainvillaea. It was easy to get from the house to the tourist sites around Crete, and there was a large super market on the main road before you come into the village where you could buy breakfast and other supplies. As you come into the village the road has some nice cafés and bake shops and there is a small store on the corner near the house. The family who own the house all speak English so it was easy for us since we do not Greek. We just had a great time there and would go back in a second there was so much more that we wanted to see in Crete. Ruben union City USA
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 13/22