Situated on a large plot on a hillside above the traditional village of Tsivaras, Boutique House is an incredibly chic and desirable hideaway for couples and/or families who are looking for both seclusion and also close proximity to the sandy beaches and excellent amenities at Kalives, Almyrida and Kera, and the charming inland villages of Vamos and Gavalohori. The far reaching views from this villa are really quite mesmerising, encompassing the glittering azure waters of Souda Bay, the mounumental White Mountains, and rolling hills that are covered in silver and green olive trees for as far as the eye can see.
Boutique House has no immediate neighbours and has been cleverly architect-designed in order to bring your living area into the outdoors, so that you can fully appreciate the panoramic vista at all times. Al-fresco living has never been more delightful because there is a wealth of furnished balcony and terrace space with either sun or shade, giving our guests plenty of room to spread out and either have fun together, or take time out for moments of quiet solitude. There is a lounging area and a pergola covered patio that has a hammock, a swing basket chair, a dining area, and an appealing summer kitchen which has a built-in barbeque and a traditional bread/pizza oven. Leisurely lunches and laid-back dinners made from delicious locally grown produce can be prepared and enjoyed outside in the fresh air, warm sunshine, and enchanting moonlight.
Taking prime position in the middle of a verdant lawn is an exceptional pool made from 2-tone mottled stone, with a swim jet system and massage jets, which will suit family members of all ages and swimming levels. The gentle gradient into the pool is perfect for children, whilst the swim jet is the equivalent of a swimming treadmill - creating a strong underwater current that you can swim against for general exercise or even swim training. Alternatively, a soothing hydro massage in the cooling waters of the pool on a hot day is positively therapeutic, and romantic couples might even want to take advantage of the relaxing massage jets on a balmy summer night. In addition to its’ other attributes, the pool at Boutique House has a salt generator to clean and disinfect the pool water which results in soft, silky water that is gentle on the eyes and skin (compared with a full chlorine system) whilst only having 1/10th the salinity of sea water.
The split-level grounds are fully enclosed by a wall made from the same creamy local stone that has been used for the exterior of the ground floor of the villa, the terraces, barbeque, and summer kitchen. Whilst much of the spacious 2400m2 garden has been laid to lawn, the lower terrace has been planted with young fruit trees including orange, lemon, mandarin, pear, apricot, and pomegranite. Flanking the electric main gate and the parking area are a bank covered in flowering mesembryanthum and a gravelled section with a centre piece of natural rocks, a carob tree and, in the Spring, wild flowers.
Boutique House is easily one of the most stylish villas that we have come across. The Greek/Brazilian owners have created an attractive and welcoming home by combining high quality furnishings and fittings with many thoughtful touches. Subtle decoration throughout the villa using in-vogue soft grey tones and polished concrete appearance paint that has been specially designed for an urban and contemporary atmosphere. The 120m2 villa is compact and uncluttered despite being packed full of up to the minute modern comforts including a ceramic hob with a downdraft extractor which rises out of the central island worktop at the push of a button, a built in oven, a fridge, a freezer, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, a Nespresso machine, a washing machine, air conditioning, electric shutters, solar powered hot water with a back-up immersion heater, free unlimited WIFI, an I-fone dock with speakers that is operated via bluetooth, a large electric drop down viewing screen and projector for use with the satellite TV system which has many channels in all languages, pay per view movies, and/or your own memory sticks with previously downloaded movies or TV shows. For the winter months and those cooler nights early and late season, the A/C units also act as heaters and there is an ecosmart fireplace that uses effective bioethanol fuel which doesn’t smell, smoke, or create environmental pollutants, and is therefore the most efficient and green energy source available.
Even though you may never want to leave this alluring villa, there are many walking trails spanning out from Tsivaras, and it is the perfect starting point for exploring the countless sites that West Crete has to offer as it is only a few minutes drive to the National Highway.Get the full listing »