Villa Sofia Prines
Villa Sofia is situated in the village of Prines, a traditional village near the city of Rethymno. The villa was built at the end of the 18th Century and was restored recently. It is a stone structure that was carefully renovated to include as many of the original features of the building. It is an authentic representative of traditional Cretan architecture. The villa can accommodate six people very comfortably. (When 7-8 people are accommodated, 2 sofa beds are available.)
Ground floor: The main entrance of the Villa faces north. Upon entering the house one views an open area consisting of a living-room, a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area that is separated by a stone arc. On this ground floor there is also a large bedroom and a full bath. The rear portion of the ground floor leads to a courtyard which contains a swimming pool, an adobe oven, and a barbecue space.
Second floor: There is a loft area off the staircase which leads to the second floor area which is furnished as an office space. There are two bedrooms on the second floor (one with an attic space) and a full bath. On this landing, there is a large veranda overlooking all of the village of Prines, the mountains, the oak forest, and the sea.
Every area of the house has your privacy insured and the rustic buildings (most of them uninhabited) that are located all around the villa insure piece and quiet.
The villa is suitable for all-year-long bookings.
For the summer season ( March-October)
The thick stone walls, high quality building materials and the careful planning of the house make it heat-resistant during the very hot summer season.
The villa has a paved courtyard area with a private swimming pool facing south and a large veranda area facing north, which means that you can catch sun and shade at all times of the day.
For the winter season (November-February)
The thick stone walls, the underground heating pad system (on the first floor) and the heating units (on the second floor) make Villa Sofia a perfect villa for winter bookings.
Please contact us if you need an infant crib/cot so we can arrange to bring one for you.
Large wood oven available for baking bread, pizza and traditional meals.
Maid service and linen-towel change once a week is included.
Pool-plant maintenance included.
Some beverages, traditional drinks (produced by the owner s family) and other drinks are provided free of charge.