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5 Bedroom Venetian Villa 3km from the Beach in Crete, Greece

Maroulas, Crete, Greece, Europe
Villa Maroulas
5 Bedroom Venetian Villa 3km from the Beach in Crete, Greece
Pool Christmas Children`s room Wine cave
Exterior Inside to out Beautiful interiors Hot tub
Terrace Open plan Bedroom Maroulas
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Price: From £498 per night
One Off Places rating: 9 reviews (9 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
House / Villa
Property Setting
  • Mountainous
  • Near the Sea
  • Village / Rural
Holiday Type
  • Family
  • Sports & activity
  • Culture
  • Relaxing
Exterior Facilities
  • Garden
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
Interior Facilities
  • Air Con
  • Cot / Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Internet Access
  • Linen provided
  • Log Fire
  • Maid Service
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
Activities
  • Beach within 30km
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Watersports
Bedrooms
5
Conditions
  • Babysitting available
  • Child Friendly
  • Cook available
  • Short breaks available
  • Sea View
Guests
10
Catering
self-catering
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One-Off Feature

Built in 1426 and classified by the Greek archaeological authorities as a historical monument, this luxuriously restored five bedroom Venetian villa in Crete is in the beautiful hillside village of Maroulas. It has wonderful sea views, a private heated pool and jacuzzi, giant cinema screen, is super family friendly, and is just 3km from a 17km sandy beach.

General Info

Maroulas is a quiet village situated in the hills above the city of Rethymno.  It looks out to sea at 150m above sea level and surrounded by green valleys.  The village has three tavernas, a coffee shop and a cheese factory.  The main supermarket is 1.5km away.  Maroulas is a charming place; wander through the maze of alleyways, stop to enjoy a coffee or a chat with the locals; this is your opportunity to discover local life!

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

3km from Maroulas is one of Crete’s longest sandy beaches (17km long).  There are lots of other wonderful beaches in the vicinity.  Visit the pottery village of Margarites and the Venetian monastery of Arkadi.  Or you can swim in the Kournas lake in the foothills of the White Mountains.  Rethymno is a 10 minute drive from villa Maroulas and is the third largest city in Crete.  It is oozing cafes, tavernas and restaurants, and has a picturesque Venetian harbour.  Wander through the narrow streets on market day to be plunged deep into the heart of traditional Cretan life.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
Lots of airlines (charter and scheduled flights) fly into both Heraklion and Chania on a daily basis so you should have no trouble finding a flight. Alternatively you can sometimes find cheaper flights to mainland Greece and then take a train / bus / ferry to get to Crete.

Nearest Airport:
Heraklion or Chania

Nearest Ferry:

Heraklion

Nearest Restaurant:
Maroulas

Nearest Beach:
3km

Nearest Shop:
Maroulas

Nearest Market:
Rethymno (6km)

Car Hire:
Essential

Accommodation Details

Interior Details
Bay windows and high ceilings make up this beautifully restored villa.  The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, Nespresso machine etc.  The bedrooms are air conditioned.  There is central heating and an open fire for the cooler months.  The living room has satellite TV, and CD/DVD recorder.  There is a telephone (incoming calls only) and free unlimited ADSL internet / wifi.  The villa has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.  There are two ground floor bedrooms, both king size, one of which is ensuite.  Bedroom one has an independent entrance.  There are three bedrooms on the first floor.  One queen ensuite with wonderful sea views, one double and one family bedroom with one double and two single beds (with shared bathroom).  Cots available on request - most bedrooms can accommodate them.  The villa is extremely well equipped to cater for families with babies and small children, supplying plenty of toys and games to keep youngsters entertained.

Exterior Details
Outside there is a spacious terrace with table and chairs, and BBQ.  There is a private swimming pool (pool heating available at an additional cost).

Further Details
In 1980, Maroulas was given heritage status for its historical monuments and some of its buildings, including Villa Maroulas.  In Maroulas you can discover the remains of ancient tombstones dating back to antiquity, see two huge Venetian towers and a Byzantine church.  During the first Venetian invasion, the middle class houses of Maroulas were used as second homes by the Rethymno nobility.  Its sea facing position and narrow lanes are typical of fortifications of that era.  In a later period, the Turks added architectural elements from Anatolia such as chimneys, wells, hammams and fountains.

Conditions of Rental
A deposit of 30% is required to confirm the booking.   The remaining 70% is to be paid one month before arrival.  A security deposit of €500 is to be paid on arrival. This will be refunded on the final day, minus the cost of any possible damages.  Cleaning (six days a week) is included in the rent.  Also included is a laundry service, wood for the fireplace, fresh food delivery service, first morning breakfast pack, air conditioning, central heating, electricity, internet, linen and towels.  We can provide cots and highchairs on request.  On request, we can also arrange the services of a chef, massages, babysitters, airport transfers, car rental, and tour guides. 

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