Villa Miah

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Sleeps: 6 - 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Villa/House Modern Self-Catered Ideal for Kids Parking Space

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The enchanting Villa Miah sits in the Rethymno countryside near the picturesque village of Plevriana which sits next to the village of Margarite. It is a blissful location surrounded by endless olive groves which enjoy magical views of the Cretan Sea. Villa Miah offers four dreamy bedroom suites which can sleep up to eleven guests. You will relish in Villa Miah’s beauty where there is charm and character in abundance as well as top-notch contemporary fittings and sumptuous modern furnishings. The villa is enveloped by glorious countryside and a sensational, beautifully furnished terrace with a pool and exquisite alfresco lounge and dining spaces, the perfect spots to enjoy a tipple or two as you bask in the golden hour sun.
 
The small traditional village of Plevriana is warm and inviting with its friendly residents setting up delicious feasts in the village square. Nearby is the charming fishing village of Perama and Margarite village which is famous for its traditional ceramics and tavernas. Close by is the Melidoni and Zoniana caves, ancient Eleftherna and some beautiful beaches including Panormo, Koukistres and Spili. It is the ideal spot that invites relaxation and rejuvenation while gazing at the imposing mountains of Psiloritis and the enchanting sea of Rethymno. You can unwind and embrace the authentic side of Crete. In this quiet, tranquil region of Crete, ancient villages perch along the winding rural roads wrapped in vines and colourful flowers and Mount Ida stands majestically on the horizon. Charmed by the fragrant combination of wild herbs, oregano, oleanders, hollies and eucalyptus trees, you can visit the amazing Monastery Arsaniou. Rethymno is close by with its sandy beaches, Venetian and Ottoman architecture, Byzantine churches, picturesque port, charming narrow cobbled streets lined with unique boutiques and shops and its wonderful dining scene. The beautiful beach resorts of Bali, Agia Galini and Plakias are all within easy reach of Villa Miah.
 
As well as enjoying the charm and ambience of exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings, Villa Miah is a capsule of contemporary cool. Over two storeys, the villa enjoys a gorgeous open-plan living space, four superior bedroom suites with ensuite bathrooms and exquisite outdoor space. Every space combines luxury and simplicity beautifully, providing supreme comfort for every guest. In the bedrooms, you will discover the very best bedding with all mattresses, sheets and pillows made of natural-hypoallergenic materials. Every bedroom and the living space enjoys a smart television with Netflix for your enjoyment.
 
The elegant and sophisticated living space is stunning with a giant arch dividing the living room with the kitchen diner. In the living area, there is a sumptuous corner sofa, gorgeous wooden tables and a contemporary feature fire, all under a wonderful beamed ceiling and a very attractive giant light. The chef’s dream of a kitchen is beautiful in rich wood and with outstanding appliances including a Nespresso coffee machine and juicer. The dining table is absolutely gorgeous though you may want to enjoy the majority of your meals alfresco.
 
The four bedrooms are heavenly nests with gorgeous furnishings, beamed vaulted ceilings, open wardrobes, lux linens and ensuite bathrooms. Two rooms offer double beds, another offers a double and a single bed and the last boasts a double bed and a double sofa bed which can sleep an extra two guests. The ensuite bathrooms are wonderful with large walk-in showers and the very best fittings. They are stunning with gorgeous tiles, fluffy towels and slippers.
 
The living space opens onto a terrace where you can embrace the calm and enjoy stunning views. There is a wonderful shady outdoor dining area, a fabulous outdoor lounge area and a gorgeous infinity swimming pool, all overlooking the imposing mountains of Crete and the sea of Rethymno. Sitting in this mesmerising landscape, you will relax, rejuvenate and enjoy a very special, memorable time with your loved ones. There is even a table tennis table for some healthy competition. Guests enjoy a daily maid service apart from on Sundays and a change of linen every Saturday and Wednesday.
 

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What you should know…

  • One of the double bedrooms enjoys an additional single bed and another offers a double sofa bed
  • Two of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor and two upstairs
  • There are smart televisions in the living room and bedrooms

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Smart TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space Seaview

The Villa

Villa Miah is a 4 bedroom villa sleeping up to 8 guests, with a private pool

Interior:
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area
- Living room
- 4x Double bedrooms with private bathrooms

Exterior:

- Infinity swimming pool
- Outdoor dining area
- Pergola

Additional facilities

- Ceiling fans
- Washing machine
- Netflix
- Pool towels
- BBQ
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Ironing facilities
- Bathroom amenities
- Private parking
- Laundry dryer upon request
- Wheelchair ramp
- Ping pong table
- Fireplace

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Miah
Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Villa Miah is located in the lush green rolling hills of the Rethymno countryside amongst picturesque ancient villages and fabulous monuments and buildings from the past. The tiny traditional village of Plevriana is friendly and charming. The nearby village of Margarite is known for its pottery and is very popular and thriving during the summer months. There are many pottery studios where the tradition of pottery goes back many generations. The village boasts some extraordinary architecture along its narrow winding streets. The Church of Agios Ioannis Theologos enjoys frescoes that date back to 1383. You will discover attractive Venetian doorways, Byzantine churches and plenty of cafes. The neighbouring village of Tzanakian is also delightful.
 
You can visit the ancient Melidoni Cave which enjoys a rich history. Artefacts from the cave are displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. The myths and tales of the cave included the story of Talos, a bronze giant and his encounters with Jason and the Argonauts.  The Eleftherna Tower, a Dorian and later Roman settlement is a historic site surrounded by hills and gorges. The museum and archaeological site opened in June 2016 with historic artefacts from 3000 BC to 1300AD. The Arkadi Monastery is nearby, well worth visiting for its architecture and its compelling stories of Crete’s rebellious history. The 16th-century monastery stands alone on a plateau showcasing Baroque, Renaissance and Roman themes. The monastery is dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Saviour and the Saints Constantine and Helen. You can also visit the Monastery of Preveli and the Monastery of Arsaniou. The Ideon Cave, on the east side of Mount Ida, is also fascinating as according to mythology it is where Zeus grew up. The village of Spili offers a pretty water fountain with lion’s heads.
 
The tranquil village of Sfakaki is a lovely, friendly resort which enjoys some good shops, a bakery, tavernas, cafes, bars and restaurants. The beach is wonderful with a long sweep of sand and lots of sun loungers and parasols. The beach is home to sea turtles that you might see if you are lucky. If you stick around for sunset or head up to your terraced balcony, you will be rewarded with brilliant sunsets that cast a dazzling red and orange glow across the sea. The village is surrounded by countryside and there are plenty of other beaches close by.
 
Rethymno is a wonderful city with beautiful architecture, much charm, a lively port and plenty of tourist amenities. You will pass by a fabulous helping of interesting shops and delicious restaurants to reach the Old Town which is crammed with ancient buildings. Whilst offering much to tourists, Rethymno has maintained its authentic Greek feel. You can head for the Venetian Fortezza to admire this amazing sand-coloured citadel perched high above the shoreline and stroll among the fragrant pine trees that lead you past ornate chapels and churches. The architecture throughout Rethymno is very elegant and the port is bustling, lined with restaurants and bars. There are many boat trips that you can take.
 
Plakias is another wonderfully popular resort. You can pass through the breathtaking Kourtaliotiko Gorge arriving at the idyllic stunning bay of Plakias with its brilliant blue sea. Plakias is a former fishing village and now offers some wonderful tavernas, restaurants and bars.
 
The Palace of Knossos is where according to legend, the foundations of the Bronze Age city were filled with an inescapable labyrinth that was guarded by a vicious minotaur. The master craftsman Daedalus built the labyrinth for the mythical King Minos. His son, Theseus, slew the minotaur and found his way out of the labyrinth with the help of Minos’ daughter, Ariadne, according to legend. The palace flourished during the Minoan period as the religious centre of Crete. Thanks to the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans’ excavation and careful restoration, the Palace of Knossos is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Greece.


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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion Airport

(72 km )

Nearest Airport Chania Airport

(90 km )

Nearest Village Margarites

(6 km )

Nearest Town/City Rethymno

(20 km )

Nearest Beach Spilies Beach

(19 km )

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Miah is perfect for a family holiday, perhaps even a multi-generational one. It boasts four beautiful bedroom suites, one with an extra single bed and another with a sofa bed which you are welcome to use. The living space is very generous and the terrace is wonderful with an infinity swimming pool.
 
The location of the villa is fabulous. You can visit ancient villages, monuments, monasteries and superb sandy beaches.
 
Rethymno is a city rich in history and entertainment. There are so many monuments for children to spot from the Renaissance and Venetian times. With spectacular views of the city and the sea, the Fortezza is a great place for kids. They love wandering around and travelling back in time to the era when this fortress protected the city from pirates and other invaders. The Old Town has a 4km long boulevard perfect for cycling. You can hire bikes and cycle along. The beaches of Rethymno are fabulous so you can stop there or at one of the beach bars for refreshments.
 
Children love their days on the beach. There are plenty of beaches within easy reach including Panormo, Koukistres, Spilies, Preveli, Damnoni, Plakias, Rodakino and Triopetra. You will be mesmerised by their natural beauty and crystal-clear water. Preveli Beach is 40km south of Rethymno and is one of the most idyllic beaches. It feels like an exotic lagoon with its oasis of palm trees and greenish waters. The Kourtaliotis River ends at this breathtaking beach that is surrounded by lush greenery. The beach can get crowded in high season so you could combine your trip with a visit to the Preveli Monastery and walk from there or visit via a fishing boat from Plakias or Agia Galini. Bali Beach is another Cretan wonder. It is just fabulous and there is a dive school, the Hippocampus Dive Centre that will take you on introductory dives as well as scuba courses. You will see colourful underwater sealife including beautiful seahorses.
 
Crete is famous for its olive oil and you can visit the Paraschakis Olive Oil Factory to learn about its three generations of production. The old mill was run by a donkey. Visitors can taste and buy the oil, enjoy a guided tour and even taste some raki. There are also some wonderful wineries to visit where you can explore the vineyards, learn about the production and taste some of the delicious wines.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €300 paid in cash or card to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 15.00
Departure time 11.00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Saturday
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 8, it will cost an additional £41 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £2,851
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,136
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £5,227
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £6,894
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £5,227
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 £3,136
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £3,136
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £5,227
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 £6,894

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 8, it will cost an additional €44 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €3,105
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,415
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €5,691
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €7,507
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €5,691
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 €3,415
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €3,415
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €5,691
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 €7,507

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 8, it will cost an additional $48 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $3,363
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,699
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $6,165
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $8,132
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $6,165
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 $3,699
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $3,699
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $6,165
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 $8,132

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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