“Space and privacy, within easy reach of the beach”
|Pool||Private 10 x 5|
|Floor Area m²||120|
|Check-In||Any day (after 16:00)|
|Check-Out||Any day (before 10:00)|
|Minimum stay||5 nights|
|Mini Market||1,5 km|
|Ferry Port Souda||25 km|
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On the edge of a small hamlet 1.5 km from Vrisses this handsome air-conditioned villa provides an exceptionally comfortable base for exploring this green and verdant area in the rural heart of Crete, yet it's still only a 10 to 15 minute drive to the "Blue Flag" sandy beaches of Georgioupolis.
Owned by Manousos and named after his young daughter, this lovely old house has been painstakingly renovated, then fitted out and equipped to a remarkable high standard furnished with many beautiful pieces. Polished wood floors, high beamed ceilings and exposed stonework all add to the period flavour yet contrast perfectly with the two lavishly appointed bathrooms and the equally well equipped, modern kitchen.
The main entrance door of the villa opens into an elegant sitting room with a lovely stone archway that leads through to the open plan kitchen/dining room with large fridge-freezer, dish washer and full cooker with ceramic hob. To one side through a smaller archway is a hugely romantic seating area set around an open fireplace, great for roasting chestnuts perhaps, or just enjoying a nightcap on a cool evening.
All the bedrooms are furnished with fitted wardrobes, dressing tables and comfortable beds with quality mattresses, the double bed fitted with two single matresses for more space and comfort.
On the ground floor is a double bedroom, with adjoining bathroom with a turbo massage bath and a washing machine.
At first floor level there is a further attractively furnished sitting room with open fireplace and two large sofas, plus one twin and one double bedroom sharing another luxurious bathroom with turbo massage bath. These two bedrooms also share a spacious, partially covered roof terrace, with quality cane patio furniture and stunning views towards the mountains.
High walls and electric gates appear to provide more than sufficient privacy from the tiny lane that leads past the villa and the only passers by we spotted were a flock of sheep without a shepherd and a few geese. Once through the gateway, the garden opens up and a fragrant jasmine bush marks the edge of the villa's extensive terrace tiled in local stone.
On the far side of the terrace and a few steps from the kitchen, is a purpose built barbecue complete with chimney and oven, with nearby a covered gazebo with dining table and chairs, where you can wine and dine whilst savouring the gorgeous and extensive rural views over the pool and countryside to the distant White Mountains. Five steps below the terrace the large 10m x 5m pool is surrounded by areas of lawn bordered by pretty flowerbeds.
Villa Faye is situated in a rural area and although you are unlikely to ever see any passing traffic, local geese, chickens and sheep will in all likelihood make their presence known.
Many of the villages in the surroundings still remain virtually untouched by tourism and we were very taken with the atmospheric village of Vafes where there are some lovely old houses, some dating back to Venetian times. We had lunch outside at the taverna on the square and the food was simple, but very good.
NB. If you want to wine and dine without driving, there are some good tavernas in Vrisses, which is no more than a 20 minutes walk.
Price is the total accommodation price.
Our price also includes:
Rates per night currently displayed in £GBP.
A non-refundable charge of £20.00 per booking for Accidental Damage Waiver (ADW) will be added to the total price.
|Mini Market||1,5 km|
|Ferry Port Souda||25 km|
Although Georgioupolis with its lovely sandy beaches is now a thriving seaside resort it still retains a pleasing rural ambience. Tavernas and cafes surround the bustling village. In Vrisses, huge Plane trees line the road where you will find mini-markets, a bank and a bakery (do try the cheese pies). In the morning this is a bustling little town, but by mid-day the pace slows and the tavernas spread their tables out towards the banks of the river Voutakis...More about Vrisses »
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We try to get the map location of our Villas as accurate as possible, but sometimes it may not be possible to show the precise location. In addition, Google earth images are not live and may have been captured some months/years previous.
So please only use this map as a guide, please free to call us if you have any questions.
Not to scale, for general guidance only, if you have specific questions/concerns about the layout of the property then please call us on 01789 297705.
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"Charming Villa set in lovely garden with pool that is very private"
Flights to both Chania (CHQ) & Heraklion (HER) Airports
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