Hilltop villa among vineyards with panoramic views and swimming pool in Crete

Hilltop villa among vineyards with panoramic views and swimming pool in Crete




Oct 2014

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Designed by a leading local architect in 2005, the house is in perfect harmony with its environment. Perched atop a hill of olive groves there is a panoramic view to both the sea and the mountain. Though it enjoys perfect privacy, it is still close to the essentials and local color the village can provide. A sense of tranquility being the aim of the design, it is composed mostly of horizontal planes, only interrupted by the height of tall ceilings in the common area. Neutral tones, white and wood, the blue of sea, sky and the pool always on display, there is an instant feel of harmony and elation.

Though there are ample opportunities for privacy throughout the property, there is also a strong element of togetherness, offered by the fully equipped eat-in kitchen adjacent to the swimming pool and BBQ area. The dining area, living room and fireplace are encased in glass giving the sense you are right outside. This home is delightful in all seasons and no better place to reacquaint yourself with nature.
Description: 4 bedrooms, 31/2 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, living-room-dining room
- Master Bedroom:
o 160cm bed (Queen size) with Tempurpedic mattress
o Ensuite bathroom with large tub and view to the sea and mountains
o Walk-in closet
- Bedroom 1
o Double bed 140cm (Full size)
o view to the mountains and garden
o opens to a small terrace that ends in the garden
o Large closet
o bathroom: tub, shower cabin and double sinks , shared with bedroom 2
- Bedroom 2
o One or two single beds (Twin size)
o view to mountains and garden
o opens to a small terrace that ends in the garden
o Large closet
o bathroom: tub, shower cabin, and double sinks , shared with bedroom 1
- Guest Suite
o On the lower level, opens to its private ground level terrace and is quiet and private
o One double bed 160cm (Queen size)
o One single bed (Twin size)
o Office/working space with printer/scanner
o en-suite bathroom with shower
- Common areas
o Dining table for 6 persons
o Living area with fireplace and TV
o Eat-in kitchen with table for 6 persons, large sofa, and TV/PC

o Guest bathroom

- Garden – Patio
The house is located in 4000sqm secluded olive grove. It is surrounded by patios with views to olive trees and surrounding vineyards, and the sea. The north-facing patio, directly accessible from the living room, has a sitting area for 6 persons and two beach-type chairs, continues to a large loan garden and overlooks the village and the sea. The south-facing patio, directly accessible from the kitchen and the living room has a shaded dining area for 8 persons, a gas BBQ, two chaise lounge chairs and the swimming pool. Next to the pool, there is a large loan garden with two swings and a slider overlooking vineyards and the villages across the hills.
- Amenities
o Fully equipped kitchen: Nespresso machine, microwave, oven, dishwasher, toaster, mixer etc.
o Outdoor gas BBQ
o Swimming pool with smooth, beach-like access, and 3m long shallow (depth 40-50cm) section ideal for young children. Maximum depth 2.2 m.
o Outdoor shower
o Small playground with swings and slide
o TV, PC, wifi
o Toys for young and older children
o Bedding and towels
o Large closets
o A/C in master bedroom and bedrooms 1 &2
o Daily cleaning per request
o In house traditional local cooking per request
o Pets are welcome, dog & cat houses available


More about us

  1. We are a family of four, kids boy 12 girl 11, and are both professors at the Medical School of the University of Crete. We love to travel and have lived in different places in the world throughout our life including Boston, US, Philadelphia, US, Glasgow, Scotland and now are spending sabbatical in Malmo, Sweden. My wife is an Intensive Care Unit doctor and I am researcher in immunology. We enjoy skiing, hiking, sailing, windsurfing and getting to know new places. Our kids are also young explorers and always keep asking for new places to visit.

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Where is it?


The village Voutes is 14km (25min) from Heraklion city, and 20km (30min) from Heraklion Airport. It is close to the University of Crete, and the University Hospital, so it’s popular among academics (all neighbors are University faculty). Right across the entrance of the property there is a basketball and a football court. At the village (900 meters from the house) you can find a mini-market, a bakery, a butcher, a traditional coffee house, a pastry shop, and a small tavern. A local bus connects the village with Heraklion city, but only a few times daily. Knossos archeological site, and Crete Aquarium are 20km away, about half an hour drive. The nearest beach is Amoudara, about 11km away (15 minutes), but many other popular beaches are also nearby, like Agia Pelagia and Amnisos, 20km away.

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