Set in beautiful serene countryside within the area of Asteri, this stunning recently built stone property offers a very unique Luxury holiday experience. The villa fuses the delights of traditional Cretan cultures from specialist hand-made furnishings, to chic and stylish themed bedrooms and bathrooms. Villa Aria is stone built and surrounded by fantastic countryside, set only fifteen minutes from the wonders of Rethymno town. Boasting wondrous views from neighbouring mountains, olive clad countryside and coastal delights down to Rethymno town in the distance, along with some of the best sunsets in the area, this property sets itself above the rest. The unique style of the property, has been designed by a local well known interior designer who has hand made many of the soft furnishings around the property, along with styling each bedroom it's own specialist theme, from classical to Provençal. Each bathroom also has a similar theme with chic patterned tiles, of which one on the ground floor has a wider door access, and offers an ensuite wet room and toilet with room handles. The villa sets itself around a good sized swimming pool, with all doors leading out from the villa to the pool terrace. Set upon the spacious terrace, sits a fantastic built-in barbecue and wood oven, along with a large dining table sitting beneath a lovely covered pergola. Steps lead down from the terrace to a lower tear of gardens, offering a further seating area and a giant chess board. For those looking to venture into the charming and bustling town of Reythmno with it's winding streets, Venetian Fortress and quaint little harbour, along with a great selection of sandy beaches, all of which can be found within a short drive away. Read More
Beautifully positioned and angled to take in the stunning sunsets enjoyed along this stretch, Villa Aria combines modern facilities with wonderful touches of Cretan architecture and culture. Its thick, ivory coloured stone walls sit perfectly in this gently sloping landscape of olive groves and farm dwellings, the L-shaped structure creating a large, sheltered terrace where an inviting pool awaits.
Creative use of arched doorways and windows as well as varying roof lines give the impression of a restored castle or abbey, yet the design is as much pragmatic as aesthetic, keeping the interior cool and light on hot summer days.
Inside, the décor and furnishings are an eclectic mix of industrial chic and old world charm, with each room boasting its own individual look. The double height lounge is flooded with light through a huge arched doorway leading out to the poolside patio, its plush L-shaped sofa providing a comfy spot to chill out over a movie. Through an interior stone arch and with its own double set of patio doors is a rather grand dining hall, complete with a sturdy timber and iron table and antique style dining chairs.
In contrast, the adjacent kitchen is fully fitted with contemporary cabinetry, a breakfast bar and the full range of modern appliances to ensure your culinary needs are fully met.
That said, there’s every chance you’ll choose to spend most of your mealtimes outside where a built-in barbecue and bread oven provide the tools for some delicious outdoor meals. A large outdoor dining suite is located under an impressive steel and timber framed pergola where the views across the undulating countryside and out to sea are simply breath-taking.
Four of the five uniquely styled ensuite bedrooms are conveniently located on the ground floor, including one with a wheelchair-friendly wide access door and wet room handles. From rustic to elegant, classic to serene, you’ll find each room provided with soft bedlinen, complimentary toiletries, slippers and bathrobes, while the ensuite bath or shower rooms are fitted to a high standard and adorned with exquisite patterned tiles.
A fifth bedroom is located upstairs with access to a private balcony where you can enjoy the magnificent views as well as a little star-gazing after dark.
Outside, a collection of sun loungers and parasols ensures relaxation is top of the agenda, and with Crete’s glorious climate, the cool waters of your own private pool will be the icing on the cake. Steps lead down from the upper terrace to a lower tier of gardens where, surrounded by ancient olive trees, you can spend the afternoon pondering your next move on a wonderful giant chess board.
While there’s a café and a grocery store in the nearby village, you’ll find a much larger array of restaurants, bars and shops a short drive away in the bustling town of Rethymno with its winding streets, Venetian fortress and quaint harbour, as well as some lovely sandy beaches.
There are a number of low walls and balustrades around the villa which may be unsuitable for small children, however Villa Aria is a wonderful choice for a family with older children or a group of adults looking to share a peaceful holiday together.
This villa is part of our Luxury collection. Find out more
Open poolside shower, Shallow section in pool
This property comes with Free Wi-Fi, Free Air Conditioning, Free Cots and Free Highchairs
We have labelled this villa property as being "Car Essential"
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