PoolYes - private pool
This unique and prestigious 520 sqm villa is situated on the edge of the highly desirable village of Plaka in the stunning Apokoronas region of Crete. It is a superb holiday retreat or permanent residence in Crete with seven bedrooms (five of which are ensuite), truly luxurious indoor and outdoor spaces and a private 70 sqm infinity pool all on a very secluded seaside plot of 8,000 sqm. Fantastic and forever unobstructed views of Almerida and Souda Bays, the Akrotiri peninsula and the majestic White Mountains.
As an investment, this villa has a proven summer rental track record and the owners would certainly be prepared to share all of this information with their buyer.
The villa was designed and built to the highest standards by the present owner, and fitted throughout with top quality fixtures, fittings, furniture and electrical goods and appliances. The villa is in possession of a transferable Greek Tourist licence and is currently operating as a lucrative holiday rental business.
We would like to add here that in viewing the photos, it may seem that there is a problem with the exterior finish and this needs some explanation. The owner decided early on during the construction to ensure that the home blended in to the traditional local architecture and hence the external plastering was specifically done to resemble the old Greek churches. The plaster was formulated 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 gives the home a very traditional appearance. This is noticeable in some of the photos and it is not an imperfection but rather exactly what the owner had intended!
Villa Interior: The ground floor includes the main entrance, a guest WC, a spacious sitting room with a fireplace leading to the formal dining room and kitchen. The sitting room has direct access to the huge pergola-covered outdoor lounge with fantastic and overlooks the pool terrace and garden area. The dining area (with another fireplace) seats 14, and also has direct access to the pergola covered outdoor lounge.
The huge and chef-friendly kitchen is separated from the dining area by an island, housing the ceramic hob, preparation sink and a dishwasher. The white Italian custom-made kitchen units house a single oven, double sink and microwave with white Spanish tiled splash backs. It has been fitted with two sinks, two dishwashers and a wine-fridge. To the side of the kitchen is a substantial walk in pantry.
A hallway off the kitchen leads to the outdoor dining area with BBQ as well as an ensuite double bedroom. This bedroom has large sliding doors leading to a covered terrace next to the outdoor dining area. A double bedroom with its ensuite bathroom and shower is also located on the ground floor.
The first floor comprises another ensuite double bedroom, private terrace and access to the south courtyard. There is also a spacious triple bedroom (with a double bed as well as a single bed) that has direct access to a terrace with sea views and a further double bedroom. These two bedrooms share a bathroom with shower which also has a clothes washing machine.
Also on the first floor is another ensuite double bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe area, and a private balcony with sea views. There is also a further bedroom with two twin beds and an ensuite bathroom with shower, and a balcony with sea views.
The villa is in impeccable condition and built to a very high standard with comfortable and well-planned interiors. The total living area of the villa is about 400 sqm plus balconies and terraces plus the large lower level garage and workroom.
All rooms have air conditioning units, and ceiling fans have been installed in many of the rooms as well as the outdoor lounge.
Pool Terrace and External Features: The entrance driveway to the villa leads to the parking area with ample covered and guest parking. Stone steps lead to to the entry terrace. The huge lower level is also accessed directly from the parking area. At present one area has been set up as a fully equipped woodwork shop with storeroom and a WC with a large stainless steel sink. The second and separate basement is accessed by staircase from the dining area and is ideal for a games room or home cinema and has full bathroom facilities.
The beautiful and inviting 60 sqm luxury pool has a glass infinity edge and dark blue tiles to reflect the colour of the sea and give the feeling of water flowing over the side of the pool into the sea. The covered pool terrace is accessible from the sitting room, dining room, and kitchen. This terrace has plenty of space for dining and entertaining and offers stunning views over Souda Bay, Karga Island and the White Mountains ... and of course the magnificent sunsets to enjoy with al fresco dining and a glass of fine Cretan wine.
The traditional village of Plaka is situated on a hill overlooking the beach resort at Almerida. The village plateia is very much the focal point village life, with numerous tavernas, restaurants and and three mini markets. There are delightful walks around the area through olive groves, vineyards, and coastal areas with beautiful rock formations and sea caves where you can collect natural rock salt. Kalives with all its fine amenities is just a short drive away and via Kalives there is direct access to the National Road westward to Chania and eastward to Rethymnon.
Everything is included in the selling price. The home is ready to enjoy immediately!
The selling price is exclusive of property transfer tax, legal expenses and agency fees.