From its elevated position atop a hill, this gorgeous eight-bedroom villa to rent in Crete offers supreme panoramas of the Aegean Sea and surrounding olive groves
Villa Olous is a stunning property overlooking the magnificent Elounda Mountains and olive groves and has incredible sea views. It is the perfect destination for a sunny getaway with friends and family, being able to accommodate up to sixteen people with ease. With traditional Greek style throughout, there are plenty of outdoor spaces to have drinks on the terrace, or unwind in the infinity pool, taking in the phenomenal view across the sea. There is also an added benefit of having private sea access direct from the property, both via steps straight into the ocean, or via a 5 minute walk onto the beach. There’s a barbecue area and several tables, so guests can enjoy an alfresco dinner whilst socialising in the mild evening sunshine, enjoying a few drinks. Or if you’d rather snuggle up and catch the latest blockbuster, there’s a TV and games room available, a study with fully stocked library and a grand piano for the musically inclined or an impromptu singalong. There is also a Davis Cup sized tennis court, and private lessons can also be arranged for those aspiring to be the next tennis great. From the six-hundred-year-old fireplaces, high ceilings and stunning vistas, this villa lets you relax in style, including vast olive groves and a protected Roman tank on the property, as well as a picturesque Greek Orthodox Chapel on site with incredible sea views from the patio, for those that wish to host an authentic Greek Wedding!!
Boasting six bedrooms in the main house and another two bedrooms in the cottage, this villa can offer uncompromised family time, but also allows enough privacy to groups of friends. There is a laundry room available, a pantry and a guest WC near the front entry hall, should you wish to host a dinner party or have friends over. The cottage is also perfectly suited to small families, as it is nestled underneath the tennis court, so maintains its own sense of privacy, as well as having a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and shared living, dining and kitchen areas. This whole estate is the perfect place to relax, socialise and enjoy the simple things in life. Privacy is a huge part of what makes this villa special, as well as the exquisite artworks throughout, and the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes of sea views and mountains.
Main house: 1 x master king bedroom with 2 x en-suite bathrooms (one with a shower room, the other with a jacuzzi bath) 1 x king bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a private balcony 1 x twin bedroom (can be converted into a King) with en-suite and private balcony)
1 x suite with 2 x twin rooms (can be converted into a king). These rooms share a bathroom and living area 1 x suite with 1 x king bedroom with en-suite shower room and private terrace
Separate Cottage: 1 x twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom 1 x double bedroom with en-suite shower
Elounda is a quiet little village in Crete that is perfect for a sunshine getaway. It is neither too busy, nor too quiet, and is famed for its crystalline coast and archaeological artefacts. Historically, Elounda was known for Spinalonga Island; the leper colony that served Greece from 1913, and this can be visited today for those that wish to take a tour and immerse yourself in some local history. Nearby is the fishing village of Plaka, where you can soak up some of the authentic Greek offerings in a quaint taverna, whilst planning a visit to the nearby Monastery of Aretiou. Porto Elounda, Elounda Mare and Peninsula Hotels with restaurants, spa, golf and full water-sports are a 20 minute walk away, for those that wish to be a little more active. Heraklion Airport – 55 minutes’ drive
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