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Villa Vigla - 341

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
5 nights minimum
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Villa Vigla, Samonas, Crete The restoration of this delightful village house has brought about the metamorphosis of a 200 year old village house into a cool and mellow holiday Villa bursting with original features and complimented by a private sparkling free form pool with dimensions of 6.7m x 3.4m and depth of 1.4m deepest and 0.60m shallowest.The owners, Stamatis & Despina, have meticulously preserved many original features whilst giving them a fresh contemporary twist. Thus thick stone walls are left unadorned whilst plastered ones are given a delicate hint of colour; original decorative floor tiles see a second life as wall tiles in the kitchen; heavy beamed ceilings are painted white, basking the space below in light and modern understated classic furnishings and fittings reinforce t...Villa Vigla, Samonas, Crete The restoration of this delightful village house has brought about the metamorphosis of a 200 year old village house into a cool and mellow holiday Villa bursting with original features and complimented by a private sparkling free form pool with dimensions of 6.7m x 3.4m and depth of 1.4m deepest and 0.60m shallowest.The owners, Stamatis & Despina, have meticulously preserved many original features whilst giving them a fresh contemporary twist. Thus thick stone walls are left unadorned whilst plastered ones are given a delicate hint of colour; original decorative floor tiles see a second life as wall tiles in the kitchen; heavy beamed ceilings are painted white, basking the space below in light and modern understated classic furnishings and fittings reinforce the Villa`s status in the present day and offer up to date comfort. Pretty half glazed double doors open directly from the stone paved courtyard, where meals will usually be taken, into the sunny and well equipped kitchen/breakfast room, where wood stained cupboards are set under white marble worktops. Both bedrooms are also at this ground floor level, the twin bedroom and bathroom opening from a central hall and across the way, the double bedroom with an ensuite shower room, also with double doors opening onto the courtyard. Climbing the staircase from the hall, the whole of the first floor is open up to its white painted eaves with uncluttered L shaped lengths of cushioned sofas. An open fireplace keeps everyone cosy, if the evenings are cool either end of the season. During the summer double doors can be thrown open onto a spacious balcony with stunning views down to the sea, sparkling in the distance. A galleried reading room, accessed via a short flight of open stairs overlooks the living room. Outside, across the covered courtyard, a gate leads to a sunny garden, planted with herbs and scented flowering shrubs where the lovely free form pool is surrounded by paved sun terraces. There is also a small orchard of citrus and pomegranate trees where a vegetable patch yields a supply of home grown salad vegetables during the growing season to carry back to the kitchen. Plus, a small mobile BBQ with a picnic table for dining in the garden. The village itself, a peaceful backwater on the beautiful lower slopes of the White Mountains attracts the occasional tourist to its taverna serving traditional home cooking and to those, 'in the know', who come to admire the stunning Byzantine Church of Agia Nikolaos nestling at the bottom of a neighbouring valley. Kept locked, it`s Roussa and Kosta, Despina`s parents who are the key holders and will be very happy to take guests at Villa Vigla on a guided tour of its beautiful 13th centuries frescoes. The Church's location and artwork is widely considered to be amongst the most beautiful on the island.From this rural idyll it is a mere 15 mins drive to the sandy beaches of Kalives via the slightly larger neighbouring village of Stylos which offers more by way of shopping and tavernas and if you take your water bottles you can fill them up at the source of the bottled water of the same name - for gratis.A lovely village location, amazing sea views and a short walk to a village taverna we consider makes Villa Vigla, worthy of appearing high in the top five of any Villa list for small families or couples. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: EOT ΜΗΤΕ 1042K91002947501More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
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Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

If youre looking for a rustic idyll with no connection to the outside world and miles from anywhere in order to re-enact the Mamma Mia experience, you’ve found it. This little villa is tucked away up a mountain high above the coast, and reached after...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Froglady12
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We had a wonderful holiday staying at Villa Vigla with our 2 children (10 & 12). The villa is very pretty and spacious with lots of character, and the garden, terrace and pool areas are private with lovely exotic planting and amazing views. We loved...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank JoannaI76587
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Date of stay: September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

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Date of stay: June 2012
About the Manager
Freelance Holidays - Villa Rentals Since 1984 - ABTA MEMBER Y1824 (Property Manager Freelance Holidays Ltd)
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2007
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Samonas & Stylos There is undoubtedly something special about this village and its locals, living simply off the land high above the bustling coast that re-balances the spirit and may be the most valuable souvenir you’ll return with when you re-join the faster paced world. Samonas is a place almost forgotten by time, where the villagers still tend their own vegetable patches, olive grove or vineyards and keep their own herd of goats. They still find the time to continue in ‘the old ways’, making their own bread, soft mizithra cheese and Glyka tou koutalou – fruit preserved in thick syrup eaten with a dollop of home-made yogurt in the afternoon from a small plate with a tiny long handled spoon, washed down by a small glass of fiery l
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