A Modern Cretan Villa Designed With A Nod To The Island's Past

Elounda Villa II, Crete, Greece
Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Villa
  • 6 BR
  • Sleeps 12
  • from € 9350 wk
A Reverence For Tradition

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

Balancing traditional elements and materials with contemporary style and luxuries, the sprawling property was designed with great reverence for the local architecture as well as the environment, using traditional local materials such as stone, timber and plaster and age-old techniques. An avid photographer and sketch artist, her years of recording the rural areas and simple, original dwellings of the island has  informed the design of the villa, harnessing the light, mood and traditions of Cretan architecture.

Facing the ocean with large expanses of glass, the design conscientiously frames the views, with high ceilings in social areas, earthy colors, and thoughtfully designed indoor/outdoor transitions. 

The sprawling two and a half acres is planted with native gardens and olive groves where the land in between remains wild, traversed by pathways with a hidden playground between it’s companion villa which can be rented in tandem for large groups. 

Located just outside the ancient village of Elounda, it has all the charm and authenticity of a traditional Cretan home with laid back luxuries for modern living.

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Description

This luxury villa in Crete is perched on a hillside immersed within over two acres of private gardens overlooking the picturesque coastline. Modeled on original Cretan homes, the design draws inspiration from traditional island architecture mixed with modern sophistication. 

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.

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. Due to their orientation, the terrain and landscaping, the two villas enjoy total privacy.

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. Choose one or both of these lovely villas 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.   

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 The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Elounda The Villa II, Crete, Greece | villas for rent, villas to rent
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Elounda Villa II

from 9350/ wk
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms6 En suite bedrooms
Bed Type1 King, 1 Queen, 4 Twin/Doubles
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms7 Bathrooms
Accommodate12 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyYes
RatesRates are €9350 per week and €11,550 per week in July & August. For both villas: €20,377 per week and €25,080 per week in July & August
Minimum Stay1 Week
ViewStunning Aegean and island views
Notes

30% of the total amount of rental is required upon booking to confirm the reservation, with the remaining 70% due 6 weeks before arrival.

Both payments are non refundable.

Check in: 4pm

Check out: 10am 

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Reviews

4 Reviews

  • Lina, August 20, 2018

    We had a wonderful holiday and the family reunion was a complete success! The villa is nice with minimalist style and comfortable and the location is great! All the services ( cook, maids, photographer) were perfect. Thanks to you all!

    Lina

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  • The Kerallis Family, August 18, 2018

    What a wonderful villa! Beautiful surroundings. We had an amazing time!
    Thank you!

    The Kerallis Family

  • Mike, May 19, 2018

    Best family vacation ever…thank you for sharing your lovely home!

    Mike

  • Jamie, May 3, 2018

    This was such a wonderful place to visit, relax and enjoy family time. What a treat this home was! Thank you so much.

    Jamie

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