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HOME | Greece Holidays | Villas in Crete | Villa Sterna

Sterna     Xirosteni  (Vamos)   |   3 Bedrooms   |   3 Bathrooms   |   Web Ref: 3500  |   Sleeps 6
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Vintage Travel Wow property 'An irresisitble combination of Cretan character and contemporary comfort. A remarkable house'

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Sterna   3 Bedrooms   |   3 Bathrooms   |   AC | WiFi | Heated Pool * | Beach 4km | Taverna 1km | Village House   |   Sleeps 6

  • Ground floor: Living area (Sat TV, WIFI, DVD) with doors to central courtyard and shaded dining terrace. Kitchen/diner (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Shower room (washing machine). Twin bedroom (A/C) with door to private courtyard.
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and TV, Juliette balcony and shared terrace. Double bedroom (A/C) with TV, en suite shower room and terrace.
  • Outside: Open and shaded terraces. Dining terrace. Barbecue. Shower.
  • Shaped, private (heated*) swimming pool (7m x 5m) with Roman steps.

Architectural creativity, imaginative design and numerous stylish decorative touches help make Sterna a wonderful holiday house. A cherished family home for several generations, the local owner has taken great care to preserve the essence of his Cretan heritage, ensuring the addition of present-day comforts both complement and enhance the past.

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Amongst the property’s many highlights are a sunny private pool, ample open and shaded patios and an eye-catching sea view from the first floor terrace across the pantiled rooftops to Souda Bay and the Akrotiri Peninsula.

Internally, a powerful stone archway, impressive log beams, charming family heirlooms and multi-hued walls of ancient, exposed stone maintain that tangible connection to a bygone era, with the open plan living area, designer kitchen, contemporary bathrooms and brushed concrete walls of the comfortable living room all firmly rooted in the twenty-first century. The overall effect is to fashion a holiday home with a welcome atmosphere.

Also situated on the ground floor are a shower room and a twin bedroom with its own private courtyard while a custom-made steel staircase ascends to the first floor where two further bedrooms each have en suite shower rooms plus access to the beautifully tiled upper terrace with sea views.

Linking the house and pool area, the charming central courtyard is sheltered by old archways and  indented walls of angled stonework, a vintage Patitiri (wine press) and antique weaving frame lending further ambience to al fresco dining.

And who would guess that a village house could offer such a delightful pool and terrace? A spacious oasis, fringed with uplit bamboo plants and mini cypress trees; over-sized cushions and dreamy day beds promoting a sense of relaxation, cleverly placed privacy panels creating a good sense of intimacy.

The loosely arranged hamlet of Xirosteni with its simple taverna and everyday mini-market (both within walking distance) makes a great base from which to explore the wilder, abundantly scenic western side of Crete. The nearest sandy beaches of Almyrida (4km) and Kalives (5km) are set alongside pretty villages with plenty of tavernas and shops while the stunning Venetian harbour front of Chania, ancient capital of Crete, is a lovely destination for a leisurely meal in one of the abundant tavernas, followed perhaps by a good-humoured haggle for bargains with the friendly spice shop owners!

Please note:

  • The twin beds can be made up as a double on request.
  • *Pool heating is included in the rental rates for weeks commencing:
     01/05, 08/15, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06 and
     18/09, 25/09, 02/10, 09/10, 16/10, 23/10.

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