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Luxurious stone villas, totally private pools, peaceful, near sea, WiFi, parking - Sofas

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Description

Sofas

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+:

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About the property

Metochi Villas - Sofas & Laina

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.

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About Us

Giorgia Karalaki
Metochi Villas Karalaki Georgia
Metochi Kontomari
73014 Chania
EOT
Permit Number Villa Laina 1042Κ10002999601 Villa Sofas 1042Κ91002999701
VAT Reg No063027088

Owner
Georgia Karalaki
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Greek, Some Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

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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Notes

Some Q&A
- How much of the cost do we have to pay in advance as a deposit?
A 300euro 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
- Please don't break anything. There is a good chance to have to pay for it.
- Please respect our home and take care of it.
- Please respect our neighbours.
- Pets are allowed after contacting us and being approved.
- Arrival after 14:00 unless earlier arranged
- Departure latest at 11:00 unless earlier arranged
- We run this property by our self's and always act in good will.
We expect our visitors to do the same.
- Mistakes do happen so do accidental damages.
Understanding is expected (both ways), especially when there is no particular cost involved.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Pirgos Psilonerou around the Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Luxury bathroom with a shower room.
  • Luxury bathroom with a shower room. There is also an outdoor shower next to the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Baby cot is available 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:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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 1042Κ91002999701

Reviews

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Sofas
average rating of 4.918919 based on 45 reviews
5

Perfect spot to relax and enjoy Crete

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at Villa Sofas is like stepping back in time. Georgia and Dionysis have created a great little retreat here, with a lovely pool and sunbathing area as well as a beautiful shaded courtyard. Both G & D were very welcoming and nothing is too much for their guests.

The Villa is very well appointed with everything you will need for a relaxing stay and a great bathroom! You won't want to get out of the gorgeous bed.

There is a bus stop within 5 - 7 minutes walk and the buses are every half hour in both directions, 10 minutes to Platinias and about 30 to Chania depending on traffic.

There is a mini market opposite the bus stop and a supermarket around 15 minutes walk so a car is not necessary here.

The beach is also a short walk away if you can tear yourself away from the Villa.

If you want to visit this area Villa Sofas is the perfect place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the lovely villa Sofia and thoroughly enjoyed it. The villa is well equipped, lovely private gardens and pool. We hired a car but also used the local buses and the bikes at the villa. Plenty to see in the surrounding area then so nice to come back to peace and quiet and your very own pool. Would highly recommend and hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful secluded relaxing visit

  • 5 of 5

The villa was perfect for the 2 of us.

The 4 poster bed was so comfy & I loved having the mosquito net to save us getting bitten. The pool was small, but plenty big enough for 2.

It was great being able to drink the tap water rather than having to buy bottled water - there was even a jug cooled in the fridge on arrival. It was also a nice touch to have a bottle of wine & Raki left for us. The owners Dyonisis & Georgia were very welcoming & helpful - suggesting beautiful beaches for us to visit. We also liked having cycles to use for the 5 minute ride (20 min walk) to local beach bars & restaurants. I would definitely recommend renting this lovely villa for a relaxing break - secluded, but plenty nearby to see & do. We hired a car which was useful, but there were bus stops nearby if need be.

Previous visitors had left a selection of toiletries, sun lotion etc which we added to when we left - great if you're running short by the end of your hols.

So pleased we found this little gem

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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5

Great location to chill out in peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed the previous week in the centre of Chania town and Sofas Villa was a great place to spend our second week, in a completely different and tranquil location. The owners were responsive to the few requests that we had during the week and were very helpful with advice throughout our stay. All the equipment and facilities were first rate and the four poster bed was particularly comfortable. The pool was a god send for cooling off, and would be particularly appreciated by visitors in the hotter months of July and August. Would we return - most definitely.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week in May 2018. We were looking for peace and quiet, unreserved sun beds and a private pool. Villa Sofa has this in plenty. Add to that the barbecue and cycles and I wonder how we managed to book it. The pictures on the web site give you a good idea of what it looks like but there is nothing to compare the experience when you actually visit. The hosts cannot do enough to make you welcome and we never managed to eat all the fruit provided.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Villa in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Villa Sofas during September. The villa was perfect, and Georgia and Dionysus were very welcoming and friendly. The villa is as good as the pictures and we were not disappointed. The BBQ and seating area are perfect for al fresco eating. The pool area is secluded and perfect for a cooling dip. The outdoor areas are surrounded by plants and trees, and add to the feeling of being in a tropical paradise.

The kitchen is fully equipped; the bedroom has a large four poster, with mosquito net, which was very comfortable. The shower was modern and very good.

We did not hire a car, but used the bus. The bus stop is 5 minutes from the villa with regular buses, every 30 minutes, into Chania.

We hope to return, and would recommend Villa Sofas.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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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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