Elounda Villas

Crete, Greece
A Luxurious & Elemental Ode to the Beauty of Crete

After spending happy childhood summers on Crete, Athens-born architect Marina Birdimiri returned in 2009, inspired to recreate two villas that would not only offer guests a remarkable experience and location, but also pay homage to the culture and craftsmanship of the region. 

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Featuring an embarrassment of riches on a Cretan hillside, these two luxury villas in Crete are a labor of love from Birdimiri, with each detail painstakingly considered to enhance the pleasure of all who enter. With panoramic views of the Mediterranean encircling the property, there are ample areas for lounging and basking in the Grecian sun. 

The villas are perched on a hillside immersed in over two acres of private gardens overlooking the picturesque coastline. Due to their orientation, the terrain and landscaping, the two villas enjoy total privacy, but share the private playground that sits between their grounds. 

Modeled on original Cretan homes, their design draws inspiration from traditional island architecture mixed with modern sophistication. Tastefully decorated with a chic mix of minimalism and traditional island style, the villas are ideal for those who want an authentic experience without sacrificing luxurious amenities.

The indoor-outdoor layout unites her architecture with its natural surroundings, blurring the lines between manmade and mother nature. There are rest areas along the paths strung with hammocks under the shade of the olive trees and a hidden private playground by the bridge. The large pool, set in a beautiful terraced garden, is angled towards the views with pathways leading through the olive trees and wild untouched areas between the two villas. 

Choose one or both for an exclusive island getaway.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Optional private chef available. Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV with DVD player, iPod docking audio system and CD player, climate control, laundry facilities, kitchen and bath amenities, safe. Both villas have a portable JBL wireless Bluetooth speaker that guests can use at the pool, at the barbecue or in the house. They also have gym equipment.

 

AROUND

From the Venetian harbor town of Rethymno, to the historic old port town of Chania on the northern coast, with its seaside palaces and busy resorts, Crete is a land of contrasts. Well known for its antiquities, including the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which was recently renovated and is a real ‘must see’, there are also numerous centuries-old Orthodox monasteries, still home to monks and nuns, including St Minas in nearby Heraklion about an hour north.

The tiny picturesque fishing village of Elounda sits along Mirabello Bay on the northeastern coast of the island forming a beautiful natural lagoon bordered by rugged peninsulas, and the island of Spinalonga off shore. A charming and rather  sleepy town, it nevertheless is home to two of the most important archaeological sites of Crete's history, the ancient sunken city of Olous and the Venetian fortress on the island of Spinalonga.

The region boasts beautiful beaches, many of which are within easy reach of the property. Worth the two hour drive is the protected inland Rouvas Forest with its rare species of animals and plants, the sacred mountain of Giouchtas in the Archanes region, the mountain of Strouboulas, and the region of Zaros with its famous lake. 

You are also within about a two hour drive to the medieval archaeological heritage village of Maroulas.

Surrounded in hills, plains and gorges of outstanding natural beauty, the area is known for its livestock farming and is dotted with small stone structures called ‘mitata’.    


LOCATION 

Crete, Greece. Nearest Airport: Heraklion Airport (70km)

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: May through October 

 
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Elounda Villas
Crete, Greece
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Crete, Greece
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Elounda Villas
Crete, Greece
Drawing Inspiration from the Landscape

These two independent villas are perched on a hillside immersed in over two acres of private gardens overlooking the picturesque coastline. Rent one, or rent both for extra large groups.

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Villa One 8 Br 9 Ba Sleeps 16 Min 7 nights
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Built in a staggered layout on three levels, the house features an open-plan living room with fireplace that leads into the fully-equipped kitchen, breakfast bar and dining area, all with direct access through French doors to the poolside dining area and terraces. There are two en-suite double bedrooms with beautiful views to the Mediterranean (one has a small terrace with direct access to the pool) and a separate study and office. Upstairs is the en-suite master bedroom with private terrace and an additional double en-suite bedroom with private entrance and terrace, both with beautiful views of the sea. The lower ground floor includes two more double en-suite bedrooms with direct access to the gardens and pool. The layout of the house provides multiple options for families or groups of friends, with relaxing social areas designed to share. Tastefully decorated with a chic mix of minimalism and traditional island style, the villa is ideal for those who want an authentic experience without sacrificing luxurious amenities.
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Overview The house has a powerful portable Bluetooth speaker that guests can use in the house and garden. There is gym equipment (including a punching bag, pilates balls and mats), a table tennis table and a foosball table.
Kitchen Fully equipped
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi throughout
TV Yes
Air Conditioning Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Bedrooms 8
Bed Type 1 King, 4 Queen, 3 Twin
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 9
Accommodates 16
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome if well-behaved, at 12 euro per night. However, it is forbidden to leave them alone in the rooms.
Min. Stay 7 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 10:00 AM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit €2000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancelation Policy Moderate
The guest will receive a full refund, less the BoutiqueHomes service fee, if the booking is canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given.

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Villa Two 6 Br 7 Ba Sleeps 12 Min 7 nights
from €1517 /nt
Built in a staggered layout on three levels, the house features an open-plan living room with fireplace that leads into the fully-equipped kitchen, breakfast bar and dining area, all with direct access through French doors to the poolside dining area and terraces. There are two en-suite double bedrooms with beautiful views to the Mediterranean (one has a small terrace with direct access to the pool) and a separate study and office. Upstairs is the en-suite master bedroom with private terrace and an additional double en-suite bedroom with private entrance and terrace, both with beautiful views of the sea. The lower ground floor includes two more double en-suite bedrooms with direct access to the gardens and pool. The layout of the house provides multiple options for families or groups of friends, with relaxing social areas designed to share.
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Overview The house has a powerful portable Bluetooth speaker that guests can use in the house and garden. There is gym equipment, including a water rower machine, TRX, pilates balls, and mats.
Kitchen Fully equipped
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi throughout
TV Yes
Air Conditioning Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Bedrooms 6
Bed Type 1 King, 1 Queen, 4 Twin/Doubles
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 7
Accommodates 12
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome if well-behaved, at 12 euro per night. However, it is forbidden to leave them alone in the rooms.
Min. Stay 7 nights
Check-In 4:00 PM
Check-Out 10:00 AM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit €2000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancelation Policy Moderate
The guest will receive a full refund, less the BoutiqueHomes service fee, if the booking is canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given.

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