PoolYes - private pool
This lovely 110 sqm villa is situated on a large 3,000 sqm plot that offers privacy in natural Cretan surroundings. Much of the plot has been left in its wild state so that in spring the explosion of colours is just amazing. The remainder has been planted with a wide variety of fruit trees plus there are 13 olives trees as well, certainly adequate for a plentiful supply of your own olive oil. This very well-constructed and maintained home is an ideal permanent residence in Crete ... the perfect location with excellent views in a very natural setting. The owners have also very successfully rented the home during the summer season ... great pool and outdoor space and of course its superb location!
The home was completed in 2007 by a highly qualified and very reputable local builder. It has been designed for very comfortable living with the bedrooms on the ground floor (always cool in the evenings!) and the main living area on the first floor with amazing panoramic views.
Access to the property is via a good 250m track from the Vamos -> Kefalas road. The gated entry leads to a large gravelled parking area and thence to the home. The main entry is via the ground floor and a broad tiled external staircase leads directly from the pool level up to the first floor covered terrace.
The first floor is a very spacious open plan design with a large and fully-equipped kitchen, pleasant dining area, and a large seating area with plenty of seating for entertaining. The kitchen has been separated from the dining area by an island providing additional cupboard and worktop space.
The energy-efficient closed wood-burner is very useful for our cool winter evenings. Extra-wide sliding glass doors lead to the broad front covered terrace overlooking the pool and offering excellent sea and mountain views. A staircase from this terrace leads directly down to the pool terrace. There is also an open terrace off from the kitchen ... the perfect place for morning coffee! Finally, there is a shower room on this level.
The ground floor comprises three good-sized double bedrooms, each with spacious built-in wardrobes. Two of the bedrooms have access to a large covered terrace overlooking the pool. The three bedrooms share a large family bathroom with a full-sized tub. The clothes washer has been conveniently placed here. A closed room under the stairs provides a very useful place for storage.
The 43 sqm pool with its Roman steps and fully tiled terrace is the perfect place to enjoy Crete's fine climate. A traditional BBQ, covered corner seating and dining area, and pleasant exterior lighting have also been provided for al-fresco dining and relaxation at any time of the day or evening. The surrounding area has been landscaped for total privacy.
A tiled staircase leads to the 20 sqm lower level which is presently used as a storeroom but could easily be converted into a private guest apartment. The central heating boiler is installed in a separate room on this level.
A computerised automatic irrigation system has been installed in some areas of the large 3,000 sqm plot including the orchard area with its fig, walnut, pear, apple, lemon, clementine, apricot and pomegranate trees along with many ornamental trees. The watering system runs off of mains power and has a battery backup to ensure proper watering at all times.
The location of this home is absolutely excellent ... quiet and secluded and yet an easy three-minute walk to the village mini-market and just a short drive to the vibrant and culturally-oriented village of Vamos as well as the more sedate and quaint village of Kefalas. Directly opposite the village mini-market is a kafenion that offers grilled plates and salads in the evenings.The beaches at Almerida and Kalives as well as Georgioupolis are all nearby.
The owners also have obtained a valid tourist licence for rental and has all the equipment (fire extinguishers, emergency lighting etc) required by the Greek Tourist Board.
Additional features of this fine home include:
- High quality fully-fitted kitchen with plenty of worktop and cupboard space
- Furniture and fittings available by negotiation
- Oil-fired central heating plus closed wood burning stove
- Air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout the home
- Fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms
- Aluminium doors and double-glazed windows with fly screens
- Automatic security and convenience light over front door entrance.
- OTE telephone with fast internet connected
- Off-peak electricity rates
- Large private pool with terraces and BBQ area
- Solar Panel with immersion heater and 5,000 L storage
- Lower level with kitchenette and bathroom
The selling price is exclusive of property transfer tax, legal expenses and agency fees.
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