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Ground Floor Apartment, Pool, 3km beach, Rethymno

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
5 nights minimum
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Set amongst olive groves, just 8 kilometres from Rethymnon, Plakoti Village is a stunning mixture of 30 houses and 10 apartments . Each is beautifully maintained by their individual owners. Every property is unique and individual, and yet not isolated, but integrated into the village. The advantage of this home is that is not set in an apartment block - instead it appears like a house, where the front door opens directly onto the street, as would a house in a traditional Cretan village. The Village, which was built to a very high standard by a Norwegian company 6 years ago, has been constructed in a very thoughtful way, modelling itself extremely sensitively on a typical Cretan Village. Thus, it is built into a hillside with stairs connecting levels and winding paths. Const...Set amongst olive groves, just 8 kilometres from Rethymnon, Plakoti Village is a stunning mixture of 30 houses and 10 apartments . Each is beautifully maintained by their individual owners. Every property is unique and individual, and yet not isolated, but integrated into the village. The advantage of this home is that is not set in an apartment block - instead it appears like a house, where the front door opens directly onto the street, as would a house in a traditional Cretan village. The Village, which was built to a very high standard by a Norwegian company 6 years ago, has been constructed in a very thoughtful way, modelling itself extremely sensitively on a typical Cretan Village. Thus, it is built into a hillside with stairs connecting levels and winding paths. Constantly maintained, orange and lemon trees and colourful bougainvillea are in abundance in the pristine public pathways and communal places, providing contrasting colour to the whitewashed houses. There is a communal pool, a children’s pool, car park, and the sea is in full view. Recently refurbished , the apartment comprises a cozy living room, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom and fully fitted kitchen. There is wi-fi access (please ask how to connect) and outdoor furniture. There is an extra fold up bed and sofa bed, a large bathroom with shower and washing machine. Large fully glazed sliding doors open onto the large terrace, which faces the pool, which is a few steps away. A pergola covers the terrace, providing shade from the sun. There is an small outdoor table and chairs. Beyond the terrace is a garden. There are many sun loungers around the pool and an outdoor shower for pool users. The general feel of the place is one of beauty, peace, safety and relaxation. It is an ideal base from which it is possible to visit the whole island if so desired. A car is recommended as the property is in the centre of Crete, 3km from the northern coast. It is an ideal place for families with children, or people who want a tranquil retreat. The area Plakoti Village is peacefully set amongst olive groves where goats graze. The nearest village is Adele (1km away), which contains a bakery, tavern and small supermarket. Agia Pareskevi is another small village of 180 inhabitants nearby. There are many sandy beaches along the coast. Adele Kampos is the nearest. Further down the road to towards Rethymnon is Platanias, a lively town, with a beach. The beautiful city of Rethymnon is 8 km away . It is full of atmosphere with its old Venetian fortress and harbour, picturesque Old Town with its maze of streets, shops selling local traditional crafts, mosques and minarets (from its Ottoman past) and fascinating markets. There is lots of lively nightlife, with an abundance of restaurants and cafes. There is a wine festival in July, a museum and an archeological museum. The scenery of the mountains is breathtaking. The Agreco Farm is 1km away. It is perfect for children and adults looking for a gentle experience of Crete, and a taste of traditional Cretan life. Delving deep into Cretan tradition, Agreco, a fairytale traditional farm, has revived centuries-old organic farming practices in a unique expression of Greek ‘philoxenia’, or hospitality. This privately owned 40,000-sq estate is an innovative display of environmentally friendly methods for traditional and modern cultivation and breeding. If you would prefer something more lively for the children, Water City Theme Park is near the resort of Gouves, which is to the east or Heraklion (about 100 km from this apartment) Crete's most famous monastery of Arkadi is nearby, just 15km away, and of course, Knossos, the ancient Minoan city is just outside Heraklion. The stunning, historic city of Chania is a 45 minute drive away through breathtaking mountainous country. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
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Central Heating
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About the Owner
Jenny C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2007
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