This property is truly one of a kind in the area of Apokoronas on western Crete.
Located between the seaside resort of Almyrida, and the traditional village of Plaka, the villa is situated right above the sea at the end of a small country road. There is complete privacy on this estate of 8000 m2 land, and the views are simply incredible. The area is peaceful and quiet, and the property is so near the sea that you can hear it.
The villa includes 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms (5 of which are en-suite), a guest WC, a large living room and dining room, a spacious kitchen, many balconies and terraces, and a private infinity pool of approximately 70 m2. The lovely garden includes a lawn of 300 m2, and there is parking on the property for 4-6 cars.
West wing: The ground floor includes the main entrance, the guest WC, 1 double bedroom with bed size 180X200, a private bathroom with shower, and a shared terrace with the main entrance area. In addition, on this floor is the living room (with fireplace) leading to the dining room and kitchen located in the east wing. The living room also accesses a balcony with sea views and the pergola covered outdoor lounge with beautiful views which leads to the pool and garden area.
The first floor includes 1 double bedroom with bed size 180X200, a private bathroom with shower, and a balcony with sea views (which is also accessed by the hallway), and access to the south courtyard. Furthermore, there is a triple bedroom with 1 bed size 180X200, and a single bed size 90X190 and a balcony with sea views, as well as a twin bedroom with 2 single beds size 90X200. These 2 bedrooms share a bathroom with shower which also includes 1 of the 2 washing machines provided.
East wing: The ground floor includes the spacious kitchen fitted with 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, a wine-fridge, and a pantry; the large dining room (with fireplace) which seats 14, and access to the pergola covered outdoor lounge. In addition, a hallway off the kitchen leads to the outdoor dining area with BBQ, as well as 1 double bedroom with bed size 180X200 and private bathroom with shower and where the 2nd washing machine is located. This bedroom has large sliding doors leading to a covered terrace next to the outdoor dining area.
The first floor includes a double bedroom with bed size 180X200, a private bathroom with bathtub and shower, a wardrobe area, and a private balcony with sea views. Furthermore, there is a second bedroom with 2 twin beds size 90X190, a private bathroom with shower, and a balcony with sea views.
The villa is in impeccable condition and built to a high quality, with comfortable, lovely interiors and emphasis given to excellent new beds as well as new sun-beds, parasols, and other new furniture. In total, the living area of the villa is 400 m2 plus balconies and terraces (not including the basement).
All rooms have air-con units, and many of the rooms as well as the outdoor lounge are in addition equipped with ceiling fans.
Outdoors: A gated entrance leads to the parking area large enough for 4-6 cars is on the lower level of the property and includes a carport for 3 cars. From this level there is a path leading to the pool and lawn area, as well as a staircase leading to the main entrance on the ground floor level. This lower level also accesses the basement of the villa which is locked off and not included in the rental area.
The infinity pool and large lawn are located on the ground floor level and have exceptional views to the bay of Almyrida, Souda Bay, the open sea, the Akrotiri peninsula towards the north, and the magnificent White Mountains towards the west and south. On this level there is also the outdoor dining area and the outdoor pergola covered lounge.
The southern part of the property is undeveloped and closed off providing adequate distance from the nearest neighbour, Emerald, a small family run hotel. This hotel also has a small restaurant with very good food, and is only 90 meters from the villa. Apart from the hotel, the immediate vicinity includes private villas, and a few large apartments.
The house was plastered to resemble the plastering of old churches in Greece. It was made using river-sand from Santorini and over-watered to give a crazed effect. Eggs and yogurt were added to the plaster mix to encourage algae bloom which results in the old fashioned look.