Villa Svega is approved by Greek Tourism Organization and has a license number: 1041Κ91003033001 & managed by "etouri vacation rental management".
**Special Offers for May & June 2019 are now available**
Nestling in the small hillside hamlet of Gallou and keeping its Venetian charm intact, Villa Svega is a romantic reincarnation that is a celebration of old and new. The location is within a quiet area with full privacy but very close to everything within the small town of Rethymno, just some minutes drive away.
The villa has been a part of the owner’s family property for the past 100 years and it is believed to belong to the second half of the Venetian era.
The estate occupies 2,500 sq. m and includes a two story, neoclassical house of 170 sq. m built in the late 19th century, attached to two Venetian vaults and a building, which was formerly an oil-mill, adjoining the western vault.
The villa was reinstated to its previous condition, using traditional materials to highlight the building's historic charm. Benefitting from architectural knowledge, we have turned the west vault and the old oil-mill into a luxurious two-story house of 140 sq. m.
Tastefully decorated with a combination of mellowed stone, solid wood fitments, beamed ceilings, and soft natural colours, the villa offers a unique atmosphere and all comforts to our guests.
It can accommodate 6 people in beds.
- Indoor layout -
Entering the villa, there is a spacious open plan area (Venetian vault) consisting of the living room with a large sofa and a small one, a fireplace and a 32” satellite HDTV, indoor dining area and the fully equipped kitchen. An old stone passageway takes you to the two story oil-mill house. A hallway leads to the ground floor master bedroom with a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. Additionally the main bathroom, with bath and shower, is also found on the same level.
Reaching the first floor, via a wooden staircase, there are 2 bedrooms both with two single beds. A further flight of stairs brings you to an enormous tiled rooftop terrace with magnificent views - an oak forest to the east, the sea view to the north and then the village lying all around. The terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine at sunset.
The villa does not have air conditioning however it has 1.5 meters thick, stone walls which perfectly maintain a cool temperature during summer and this makes it possible to stay in the villa ecologically and healthy without air-conditioning, avoiding unhealthy use of it. Both bedrooms on the first floor are equipped with ceiling fans.
- Outdoor area -
The beautifully landscaped outdoor area of the villa offers a variety of facilities and places for quiet and peaceful relaxation. The south patio, surrounded by its high Turkish walls, can be your hideaway for sunbathing as well as an ideal place for al-fresco dining. More specifically our outdoor facilities include:
- 42 sq. m swimming pool
- Fully equipped barbecue area
- Two outdoor dining tables under the patio with views to the pool and the surrounding landscape
- A variety of parts equipped with sun loungers, parasols, chairs and benches for relaxing in the garden and pool area
- There is assigned outdoor parking space
- The whole outdoor area is totally private and fenced off, offering full privacy to our guests.Get the full listing »