Prines near Rethymnon, 6+1 guests, 190 m² living space, 3 bedrooms, 6.200m² land area, 46 m² pool, from 2.660,00 €/week
Villa Ganymedes – the original form of Cretan living interpreted in a contemporary way
Enjoy the grandiose view of the white mountains, the olive groves, the bay of Gerani and the Aegean Sea. In the newly built stone villa Ganymedes you will find your retreat. It is on a mountain not far from Prines just before Gonia. A private road leads here in a few serpentines to the entrance gate. Immediately behind you enter a 6400 sqm private property, in which the Cretan vegetation is allowed to keep its naturalness for the most part. Only around the buildings and the secluded terrace and pool area are the Mediterranean plants brought into structure and form.
For the two structures of the new villa, solid natural stones were hewn according to old Cretan craftsmanship and 70 cm thick walls were built with them, which insulate and, together with air conditioning or underfloor heating and a fireplace, create a cozy feeling in summer and winter. A main house with kitchen, dining, living and sleeping area with dressing room and en-suite bathroom is equipped with all amenities and is therefore the ideal, compact 120 sqm villa for couples to feel good. In addition, a 70 square meter guest house with two spacious bedrooms and the bathroom between them, which isolates the noise.
Due to its layout, Villa Ganymedes is perfectly suited for single couples, families with children, couples of friends and singles traveling in a group.
You enjoy your holiday oasis together, but you can also withdraw to relax alone. Can do things together, but also pursue different ones, and then meet again relaxed at breakfast, at a sundowner by the pool or for a barbecue.
The location of the villa speaks for itself. Away from the hustle and bustle - but not isolated. The two small towns, Gonia and Prines, are in the immediate vicinity with authentic taverns, kafeneon and shops for daily needs.
In sight, the blue sea invites you to swim and is your destination in at least 15 minutes by car. The 15 km long sandy beach of Episkopi can be reached in just a few minutes more on a route along a typical Cretan landscape. The white mountains or the numerous mountainous olive groves awaken your desire for hiking.
You can also reach the hustle and bustle of the beautiful city of Rethymno in 10 minutes. Sitting at the port or in the old town with a Nescafe frappé or visiting one of the farmers' markets - let your mood run free.
Enjoy the numerous offers of Cretan culture, leisure and sports activities and of course the exclusivity and tranquility of your Villa Ganymedes.
The furnishings follow a clear and structured style so that you can feel comfortable and relax with all your senses. Light, earthy, nature-inspired tones dominate, with contrasting dark sliding shutters, metal furniture, electronics, and eclectic art elements. Some pieces of furniture have been specially designed for the villa and are handcrafted by Cretan artisans. Furniture, fabrics, seating and decorative elements set the right accents in a few strong colors.
The kitchen, with its pure and minimalist design, forms the communicative center with its large cooking island. It invites you to prepare and cook together. People eat, talk and laugh at the large table on benches, shell seats and chairs.
Or you can enjoy the Cretan dishes, which you can also prepare on the gas grill in the outdoor kitchen, at the large table under the pergola. This is covered with bamboo mats that create a pleasant shade and at the same time their structure draws beautiful graphic silhouettes.
The inner courtyard between the houses is also covered with a pergola with bamboo mats. Several flexible tables and chairs leave you free to find your shady retreat.
The saltwater pool, which shimmers in the colors of nature and is kind to your skin, is waiting for you to have fun in the refreshing water. Like all rooms and areas, it can be reached at ground level and without thresholds.
Whether on the lounging sofa under the pergola or on the deck chair under the parasol, here you can enjoy nature, the view and the Cretan sun.
If you like to shower outdoors, the spacious outdoor shower offers every comfort, including warm water.
You will find your night's rest in the bedrooms, each of which has its own colour-coordinated furnishings. Doors to the terrace give a feeling of freedom, while curtains and blinds create atmosphere and discretion. And if you close the sliding shutters during the day, they keep the heat out and ensure a comfortable room temperature in the evening and at night. If you want it even cooler, close the doors and switch on the air conditioning.
The walk-in closet in the main house and the spacious closets in the guest house offer plenty of space and security for valuables with shelves, pull-outs and a safe. Furnishing: Kitchen, living and dining area: The kitchen with a large cooking island is fully equipped. Dishwasher, hob, oven, fridge/freezer, filter and espresso coffee machine, kettle, blender, blender, toaster, juicer and a large number of high-quality cooking utensils, kitchen tools, crockery, cutlery, glasses. Comfortable seating area with TV and internet radio Sonoro. Solid wood table and benches with seating for 8 people respectively variable seat shells and chairs. stove. Guest toilet and utility room. Bedrooms and bathrooms: Solid wood double beds 180 x 200 cm without footboard, back-friendly health mattresses, chairs, chest, walk-in closet, two built-in closets, TV, safe. Large shower areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, privacy screen and blinds, double washbasins with large mirrors, towel and bathrobe hooks, towel dryer, hair dryer. Technology: Washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board, cordless vacuum cleaner. Four TVs with satellite television, Astra-Sat. WLAN via Vodafone, WiFi without data limitation, Internet radio with an interface to a mobile phone, etc. Windows with fly screens, sliding shutters or blinds. All rooms with air conditioning and underfloor heating (paying). Additional wood stove for cozy warmth. Terraces and pool area: Non-slip natural stone tiles. Tastefully tiled 11 x 4.20 m pool with healthy salt water. Spacious outdoor shower, 2 clothes and towel rails. Covered lounge area with comfortable sofa, chaise longue and armchairs. 6 sun loungers with 3 umbrellas. Outdoor kitchen with sink, worktop and quality gas grill. Large terrace table with 6 chairs, 3 round bistro tables with 2 chairs each for flexible use. Covered carport for 2 cars and parking space.
Info: For stays of more than 7 nights, an intermediate cleaning in the middle of the booked period is included. If desired, several intermediate cleanings, or intermediate cleanings for shorter stays, can be organised. Ask us. 1 gardener, cleaning service incl., incl. final cleaning...
All in all, your discreet feel-good oasis for a relaxing time under the Cretan sun. We wish you "kalés diakopés" - have a nice holiday!
Rental official approval by the Greek Tourism Board EOT: 1235587
ca. 190 m²
ca. 6.000 m²
open to the kitchen and dining area
* Of course you do not have to book a weekly basis!
In the time from 07.11 until 01.04. is the electricety not incoudet and will be charged extra.
From 06.11. - 12.04. minimun stay two weeks
Included final cleaning, electricity, water, AC according to use.
Charges for cancellation:
For long term holidays please ask us for the prices.