As featured on TV, A Place in the Sun- Winter Sun, 2016!
A beautifully designed modern villa with private pool and gardens and spectacular views of the White Mountains.
Peacefully positioned in a quiet lane in Stylos, a traditional and pretty Cretan village, just 35 minutes from Chania airport and ten minutes drive from lovely beaches.
The villa is architect-designed to high specifications and is equipped with everything needed for a peaceful and tranquil holiday at any time of year.
This three-bedroomed villa has air-conditioning throughout and also features underfloor cooling (and underfloor heating for the cooler months).
Downstairs there is an open-plan lounge/dining area with double patio doors opening to a shady veranda overlooking the pool and gardens. There is a TV and DVD player, with an android box for viewing UK TV and free wi-fi.
The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, oven, ceramic hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer and has double doors to the barbecue area. It leads to a utility room with washing machine.
Also downstairs there is a double bedroom, easy to access for those who have difficulty managing the stairs, and a bathroom with walk-in shower, a toilet and wash basin.
Upstairs there is a bedroom featuring a kingsized bed and en-suite shower room with toilet and wash basin. This bedroom has a balcony with views to the surrounding countryside and the White Mountains.
Also upstairs there is a twin bedroom with balcony and views to the surrounding countryside.
The landing gives access to the roof terrace, which is the perfect place to relax in the evenings as the sun sets. The views to the mountains and countryside change according to the weather, season and time of day but are always superb. The terrace is surrounded partly by railings and partly by reinforced glass, to make the most of the view while providing safety.
Outside, the gardens are very private with a 100-year-old stone wall bordering the lawns, jasmine and flower beds, and over thirty orange trees which produce fruit for much of the year, perfect for producing fresh juice every morning for breakfast!
The pool is fenced with railings for safety when youngsters are staying, and has atmospheric lighting for those long evenings sitting outside.
Villa Maria is situated in a quiet lane just an easy two minute stroll from the village with its giant plane trees bordering the road, traditional tavernas and friendly mini-markets with a good supply of basic essentials. There is an ancient Byzantine church, plus a lovely newer one; also the village lies at one end of the Diktamos gorge which is popular with walkers.
Ten minutes drive away you will find the popular (but not too touristy) beachside town of Kalyves. Here you will find many beach side bars, tavernas, a doctor, bank, supermarket etc.
Car hire is an excellent idea, not least because Crete has a plethora of wonderful sights including so many ancient archeological treasures. Fascinating ancient Aptera is only 6 Km away.