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Hermes House - a gorgeous luxury clifftop villa with v. private infinity pool.

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4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
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Prominently positioned on a cliff top directly above the striking turquoise Aegean Sea, Hermes House perfectly embodies all the best elements of island living, and we are therefore thrilled to add it to our exclusive portfolio of luxury villas. The enviable location at the tip of the headland on the outskirts of Plaka village means that Hermes House benefits from seemingly rural surroundings whilst being within walking distance of the excellent tavernas and shops on the charming village square, and only a short drive to the blue flag sandy beaches and many amenities in the pretty seaside village of Almyrida. Endless days of sunshine on the sun-loungers next to the large infinity pool are yours for the taking at Hermes House. Your most difficult decision could be whether to spend a lazy ...Prominently positioned on a cliff top directly above the striking turquoise Aegean Sea, Hermes House perfectly embodies all the best elements of island living, and we are therefore thrilled to add it to our exclusive portfolio of luxury villas. The enviable location at the tip of the headland on the outskirts of Plaka village means that Hermes House benefits from seemingly rural surroundings whilst being within walking distance of the excellent tavernas and shops on the charming village square, and only a short drive to the blue flag sandy beaches and many amenities in the pretty seaside village of Almyrida. Endless days of sunshine on the sun-loungers next to the large infinity pool are yours for the taking at Hermes House. Your most difficult decision could be whether to spend a lazy day looking out at the stunning blue view where the sky and sea seem to melt into one on the horizon, whilst occasionally take a cooling dip in the crystal clear waters of the infinity pool, or to be more energetic and have a fun game of boules. Whatever you decide to do we are sure that you will take a break for food and the poolside summer kitchen and dining area is sure to be the favourite spot for holiday meals. With a retractable roof cover over the dining terrace that gives you a choice of sun or, at times, welcome shade, a grand stone and brick barbeque, a 4 burner gas hob, a fashionable grey dining table with matching benches, a dishwasher, sink, built-in cupboards, and the picturesque sea view, al-fresco dining has never been easier or more enjoyable. In addition to the poolside dining area there is a second outside dining area set just below the pool terrace with a traditional wood oven that is perfect for baking delicious homemade bread and pizza. This gorgeous luxury villa is now the much loved second residence of a couple from Belgium who fell in love with the area when they were holidaying in another Villas Crete Holidays villa. After buying Hermes House they spent an entire year completely renovating and updating the villa in addition to landscaping the large 2000m2+ grounds, and building the fantastic infinity pool. The villa has been transformed from a disappointingly ordinary residence in one of the best locations that you could wish for, into a dream property where the modern stylish interiors now perfectly complement the idyllic setting. Bright, smart, and arranged over 3 floors, the thoughtfully designed villa is spacious, comprehensively furnished, and well equipped. The ever present shimmering aquamarine sea serves as a beautiful backdrop though the wide glass doors in the living room, kitchen, and all 4 bedrooms, creating an air of calm that makes relaxing so very easy. The balconies on the top and middle floors of the villa made with glass panes so that the flawless aqua vista is uninterrupted though occasionally a small sailing boat, a kayak, or the brightly lit nightly ferry to Athens will meander into sight. Both inside and out the emphasis has been placed on effortless vacation living. The owners have provided every amenity that you could possibly desire including free WIFI, a digital TV, a DVD player, a satellite receiver box with foreign channels in English and other languages, a beautiful modern kitchen with all appliances, a utility area with a washing machine and a tumble drier, fully tiled bathrooms, hairdryers, aluminium doors and windows, electric shutters, mosquito screens, and air conditioning units throughout, though the villa’s position so close to the water means that it often enjoys cooling sea breezes that are very welcome during the long, hot summer. The A/C units also double up as heaters, and for the cooler nights early and late season, and there is solar powered hot water or a back-up immersion heater. The grounds at Hermes House have been sympathetically landscaped so that they remain in keeping with the surrounding countryside. Much of the plot has been left natural and is a canvas of brilliant colour in the Spring when the wild flowers are blooming in abundance. The upper terraces have been planted with typically drought resistant shrubs and trees. A concrete driveway passes by the top floor of villa and leads down to the ground floor of the villa for ease of access for our guests. Immediately adjacent to Hermes House is Clifftop Villa which is another attractive villa of similar stature that we handle. Larger parties or families of up to 17 persons who like to travel together whilst retaining some level of independence could take the opportunity to book both villas. The pool terrace at Clifftop Villa is overlooked by the front balconies at Hermes House but the Hermes House pool terrace is completely private from Clifftop Villa. Whilst life at Hermes House could be described as simply heavenly, if the temptation to explore the local surroundings on foot occurs then there is a network of quiet tracks leading from the villa to Plaka village or the sea. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1042K90023223301More
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About the Manager
Frankie Miles (Property Manager Villas Crete Holidays Ltd.)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2008
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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Crete Villas (6,166)
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