Absolute privacy, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, private pool and garden, free wi-fi internet, housekeeping service!
Eleni's Stately Home has been built with great care on the family's home grounds. It is a destination which combines the class of a renovated mansion and the dreamy environment of the village.
This summer turn away from the busy touristy places in exchange for a quiet retreat, where you will have a chance to meet with the locals, who still live their traditional lives. Stress of daily life, traffic and tension are instantly replaced by serenity and a pace that will send you back in time to a forgotten life revolving around relaxation. Here, you'll have a unique experience that enriches body and soul. Gaze upon the wide horizon, breath the fresh country air perfumed with the scent of wild growing herbs and relax among colours and perfumes…
The size and space arrangement of Eleni's Stately Home, make it ideal for big families or groups of friends, as it can accommodate up to nine people, while its design ensures total privacy and comfort!
The serenity of the village makes the high walls that surround this property fairly unnecessary, but to guarantee the utmost privacy, it features a romantic and spacious courtyard of outstanding beauty, hidden from the sight of anyone passing by.
In Eleni's Stately Home you most certainly enjoy staying outdoors! This truly beautiful house has an amazing swimming pool, which dares you to refresh yourself anytime you wish and offers peacefulness and calmness.
Furthermore, beautiful flowers make the terrace even more appealing and the surrounding big trees offer shade during the mid day heat.
The ample outdoors sitting and dining areas and barbecue facilities at the terrace provoke you to avoid the interiors and try al fresco dining! Also, a small garden inside the property, provides fresh organic vegetables for your meals!
From the courtyard, an external stone-built staircase leads to a decent sized terrace on the upper floor. A wooden pergola offers partial shade and a small arrangement of garden furniture allows guests to retreat from the rest of the group, if preferred.
The ground floor of the villa is L-shaped. Entering the villa, you'll see the fully equipped, open plan kitchen with the adjacent dining area. Moving on, you'll meet the living room area with its open fireplace, which creates a unique atmosphere. On this level you'll find one double and one twin bedroom, both with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms of the ground floor have doors that offer direct access to and from the back of the courtyard, providing privacy and undisturbed sleep for all parties.
From the terrace, guests enter the open plan living area that consists of a small -but very tastefully decorated and fully equipped- kitchen, a dining table for four guests and another bathroom. The living room area consists of two comfortable sofa beds and a lovely loft-type bedroom with a double bed.
- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.
- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice a week.
- Sun beds and umbrellas available. Pool towels provided.
- Pool and garden attendance twice a week.
- Baby cot and high chair available if needed.
- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.
Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the house.
- All in-house electronics are available, including a washing machine, dishwasher, TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, large fridge with freezer, electric kitchen, kettle, toaster, espresso coffee machine, iron and iron board.
- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.
- The pool operates from April to October.
Guests have the entire property to their private use! Full access inside and outside the Villa! No shared areas!
I will personally take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations!
Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests!
At your arrival day, I will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance during your stay!
The village of Episkopi is located 39 Kms east of the city of Rethymno and in the midst of Psiloritis and Kouloukonas Mountains. Halfway up the national road, between Heraklion and Rethymnon, on the west coast of Crete, the road turns into the mountains at Panormo. A winding road, with fantastic views of the surrounding area, brings you to Episkopi.
Episkopi is situated just 18 Kms away of beautiful, clean and organised sandy beaches of Panormo.
Every morning, a 'mobile supermarket' comes to the village square. Most of the common products are sold and at reasonable prices. In case you need something that he doesn't have with him, he will deliver it later to your door. Apart from that, supermarkets and taverns as well as a range of other shops are found in the nearby town of Perama or Garazo, just 5 Kms away.
The village, with its ancient history is an ideal place to learn about customs, traditions and experience the authentic rural way of life and local hospitality. There is also regional tavern and a traditional cafe at the village. Throughout the area visitors are invited to walk in a region of particular natural beauty and to admire several important monuments. The region is offered for excursions, combining naturalist and archaeological routes that constitute an important “map" of experiences.
The forest of Milopotamo, running alongside the old National Road, is beautiful. Mountaineering in Psiloritis and Kouloukonas regions provides a wealth of unforgettable experiences, and quite a few surprises. Crete's highest peak, Mount Psiloritis, where the gods strolled in ancient times, is a sacred place with wild nature and unique breathtaking beauty. It always was and continues to be a symbol of the island since the Minoan period.
Traveling at leisure around the watermills of Damavolou, at Kato Vrisi, Garazo, Moussai villages and Meteoro of Axos village offers a constant pleasure for nature lovers.
The hinterland of the area of Mylopotamos invites you to visit the monuments of Christian culture such as The Monastery of Vossako which dates back to 1195 and is operating at the foot of the Talea Mountain Range up until today.
The Municipality of Kouloukona organises every year many interesting cultural events open to residents and to visitors alike.The "Talea Festival" with theatre performances, art exhibitions, concerts and various other ravishing activities is a yearly summer festival well worth visiting.
Distances to Important Locations
Super Market & Restaurants: Perama village, 5 kms
Panormos Beach: 18 Kms
Rethymno Port & Town: 39 Kms
Heraklion International Airport: 79 Kms
Chania International Airport: 109 Kms
Car rental is essential to explore the nearby villages and unique sandy beach locations!
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Baby sitter, Private Chef, Pastry Cook, Massage, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Yoga private lessons, House pre-stock, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Babysitting, Airport transfer, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!