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Crete Villa 8860 is a magnificent estate on a hillside overlooking the sea in Elounda.
This is the owner’s main residence year round and it is furnished and maintained as such.
Normally rented in June, July and August for up to 12 people, with a cottage available for an additional 4.
The main six-bedroom house accommodates 12 and sits impressively in 25,000 square metres of grounds on a hillside overlooking the sea in Elounda, Crete.
The extensive grounds include an olive grove, a Roman tank, which is protected by Greek laws on antiquities, and several large outdoor sculptures.
Outside the house, an infinity swimming pool (12 x 6m) faces the sea, and has a large terrace on three sides, with a dining area seating 12 and barbecue under pergola. There is also a bathroom with changing area and shower.
A large terrace off the living room and dining room, also sea facing, has an additional outdoor dining area.
Away from the house, on a hillside, is a Davis Cup size tennis court, with an adjacent boules court.
Below the far end of the tennis court is a charming cottage with excellent views and an additional two bedrooms.
The steepness of the grounds makes the property unsuitable for unsupervised small children.
The property has spectacular sea and mountain views.
Guests can use watersports facilities, golf course, spas and restaurants at nearby Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda or Peninsula Hotels at additional cost.
The interiors of the villa have a wonderful feeling of space, with very high ceilings, and the rooms are furnished with antiques from around the world. Every room (other than the eight bathrooms) has a balcony or patio with access to the garden.
Full air conditioning/heating (controls in each room) is included in the rental price.
The large living room, with its 600-year-old fireplace and sea views on three sides, is furnished with large, comfortable sofas and fine art.
The well-stocked library has a Boston Steinway grand piano, broadband wireless internet connection, fax and printer, and opens to a large balcony with sea and mountain views.
On the lowest floor, there is a games room with billiards table and satellite TV, opening to the pool area on one side and a patio and the garden on the other.
There are three superb bedrooms on the top floor, all with balconies and views, and three on the lowest floor, which open to patios and the garden. On the lowest floor, one sitting room has a fold out sofa (double-size bed) with an excellent mattress.
Accomodations include: On the First Floor there is an Entrance hall, leading to living room, with sea views on three sides. Library, opening to large balcony, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, with dining table and sea and mountain views on three sides. Outside the kitchen is a patio with table and four comfortable chairs. Laundry/pantry. Bathroom.
On the Top Floor there is a Master bedroom with king-size bed, fireplace and large porch; two en-suite bathrooms, one with large shower room, and one with Jacuzzi.
The Blue Room with king-size bed, en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) and balcony overlooking the swimming pool, with sea views.
The Moroccan Room with queen-size/twin beds, en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) and balcony with mountain views.
On the Bottom Floor there is the Gounalakis Suite of two bedrooms, each with king-size/twin beds, and sharing a living room and bathroom (bath and shower). These bedrooms open to a patio and the garden.
The Marinos Suite of a bedroom with super king-size bed and a sitting room with sofa folding out to a double bed. En-suite bathroom with shower. This suite opens to the garden.
Games room, opening to pool area and garden. Bathroom next to games room.
There is a Guest Cottage that has three tables (two outside) seating 12. The cottage has two bedrooms (each with queen/twin beds), its own living room, dining room, kitchen and two bathrooms.
Reservation includes Full Staff of Concierge, Chef, Waiter, Daily Maid service included 3 hours a day, 6 days a week. Caretaker, also included, will maintain the pool and garden.
Private pathway down the hill to the sea. Platform and loungers for bathing.
Nearby Amenities include: Heraklion Airport is a 55 minute drive away. Porto Elounda, Elounda Mare and Penninsula Hotels with restaurants, spa, golf and full watersports are a 20 minute walk away. The nearest beach is a 10 minute drive away.
Air-conditioning is included. Pool heating is at an extra cost.
Rentals are Friday to Friday. Flight and car rental prices available on request.
Rate depends on amount of guests from 12 to 16.
An extra four people can be accommodated in the cottage at an extra cost.