Villa Olous is a private villa of 12,000 square feet, set in grounds of over 6 acres. The main six-bedroom house accommodates 12 and sits impressively on a hillside overlooking the sea in Elounda, Crete.
Outside the villa the extensive grounds include an olive grove, a Roman tank, which is protected by Greek laws on antiquities, and several large outdoor sculptures. There is an infinity swimming pool that faces the sea and has a large terrace on three sides. A beautiful dining area with seating for 12 is located under a pergola overlooking the pool and view of the sea. For your outdoor cooking needs, there is a barbecue. A large terrace off the living room and dining room, also facing the sea, have additional outdoor dining.
There plenty of outdoor areas for various activities. Away from the house, on the hillside, is a Davis Cup size tennis court with an adjacent boules court. There is also a croquet lawn.
Below the far end of the tennis court is a charming cottage with excellent views and an additional two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and patio. The property has spectacular sea and mountain views as well as private sea access via a deck located on the property. Guests can use watersports facilities, golf courses, spas, and restaurants at nearby Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda or Peninsula Hotels at additional cost.
PLEASE NOTE: The steepness of the grounds makes the property unsuitable for unsupervised small children.
The interiors have a wonderful feeling of space, with very high ceilings and the rooms are furnished with antiques from around the world. Other than the eight bathrooms, every room has a balcony or patio with access to the garden. Full air conditioning/heating controls in each room.
The large living room, with its 600-year-old fireplace and sea views on three sides, is furnished with large, comfortable sofas and fine art.
The well-stocked library has a Boston Steinway grand piano, broadband wireless internet connection, fax and printer, and opens to a large balcony with sea and mountain views.
On the lowest floor, there is a games room with billiards table and satellite TV, opening to the pool area on one side and a patio and the garden on the other.
There are three superb bedrooms on the top floor, all with balconies and views, and three on the lowest floor, which open to patios and the garden. On the lowest floor, one sitting room has a fold out sofa (double-size bed) with an excellent mattress.
Entrance hall, leading to living room, with sea views on the three sides. Library, opening to a large balcony, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, with dining table and sea and mountain views on three sides. Outside the kitchen is a patio with table and four comfortable chairs. Laundry/pantry and bathroom.
Master bedroom with king-sized bed, fireplace and large porch; two en-suite bathrooms, one with large shower room, and one with Jacuzzi. Blue Room with king-size bed, en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) and balcony overlooking the swimming pool, with sea views. Moroccan Room with queen-size/twin beds, en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) and balcony with mountain views.
Gounalakis Suite of two bedrooms, each with king-size/twin beds and sharing a living room and bathroom (bath and shower). These bedrooms open to a patio and the garden. Marinos Suite of a bedfroom with super king-size bed and a sitting room with sofa folding out to a double bed. En-suite bathroom with shower. This suite opens to the garden. Games room, opening to pool area and garden. Bathroom next to the games room.
A separate cottage accommodates up to four people in two bedrooms one with a queen size bed, the other with twins. It has two bathrooms and its own open plan living room, dining room, kitchen and patio.
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This property comes with a full-time manager/concierge who is on hand to make sure you have the best trip possible. She can organize excursions and book trips etc. In addition, you have a full-time daily maid service which a house of this size needs.
The additional costs for both of these are dependent on the number of guests staying:
* 1-4 Guests: 200 Euros per day
* 5-8 Guests: 300 Euros per day
* 9-12 Guests: 400 Euros per day
* 13-16 Guests: 500 Euros per day
An internationally recognized chef and his team are also available for the full week or they can cater for a specific meal or two. Please discuss this with the owner if you are interested.
Single Family Home with 3 levels
8 bedrooms, 10 baths, 12000 square feet
King, King, King, King, King, 2x Twin, Queen, and 2x Twin
16 guests maximum
1 hour by car
Activities of Interest
- Six Senses Spa
- Scuba Diving
Places of Interest
- Mirabello Bay
- Dikteon Cave
- The City of Aghios Nikoloas
- Upper Mirabello
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Concierge Service
- DVD Player
- High Speed Internet
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Pets (with Approval)
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo