The traditional village of Prines is 6 kilometers from the center of Rethymnon and only 2 kilometers from the sea. It has the beautiful old church of St. Nicholas which was built in the 13th century and a spring of water that has been running for many centuries without abating. The village has 2 mini markets, traditional Greek café, two traditional taverns and a bar. The village itself is beautiful with plentiful vegetation mainly in the form of olive trees and is ideal for those that love nature and the peace and quiet it offers.
The nearest beach is Koubes beach which is approximately 4 km away, while the beach of Petres is only 6 km away.
The villa has 120 m2 of comfortable living space and was built on a beautiful plot of land of some 800 m2 amidst olive trees and many colorful flowers common to Crete.
It was constructed according to the traditional architecture of houses that were being built a century ago using only natural materials such as stone and wood, with half a meter-thick walls to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Several small wooden framed windows and doors circulate the air and contribute to keeping the temperature comfortably stable.
The roof trusses have been constructed from solid wooden beams that have been cut from native Cretan cypress trees which are derived from strictly controlled cutting and have had absolutely no chemicals added to them. Even today the faint aroma of cypresses permeates the rooms.
The villa has been built to fit its natural surroundings and not a single tree was sacrificed. Our interior decorator has made sure you will have contact with natural materials, our handmade drapes and rugs are of natural fibers.
The living room is the epitome of cozy country living with warm colors from the natural fiber drapes and hand- made carpet to its large spacious couch that is further enhanced by the plush cushions and complemented with its hand built fireplace. For your enjoyment and entertainment, the villa offers a large LCD-TV with 100 channels via satellite and a DVD player, CD player and radio and a small library with a wide variety of books.
The kitchen and dining area feature a wooden dining table, Refrigerator & deep-freeze, Electric cook-top with 4 elements, Electric oven, Microwave oven, Coffee percolator, Coffee maker for Espresso, cappuccino, Nescafe & hot chocolate, Blender, Toaster, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
The villa has natural cool air circulation during the hot summer days and the thick stone walls provide all the insulation from the heat of the midday sun. In addition, the AC unit does wonders even during the hottest summer days. If you prefer off season tourism instead, the fireplace and the radiators make the entire villa cozy enough for Crete's mild winter. The living room is connected with the dining room and kitchen on the one end with a staircase leading up to the attic bedroom and is also connected by a doorway to the ground floor bedrooms.
Villa Adalgisa is suitable for up to 6 persons. The ground floor has 2 bedrooms, a spacious master bedroom with a double iron made bed and access to a small terrace and a twin bedroom with access to the garden. On the first floor (attic) there is an additional double bedroom and a small WC / shower room. All the rooms have insect screens on the window panes to let nothing but the village's clean air through into the house day and night. All sheets, pillow cases and towels are white and made of 100% cotton of the highest quality and the French bed covers are also made of 100% cotton.
Outdoors the villa offers ample space, olive trees and flowers, a barbecue and a large swimming pool for cooling down and relaxing. The swimming is 32 m2 and affords total privacy provided by the shade of the olive trees. The scent of flowers is ever present because of the many flower beds in the whole perimeter and pots surrounding the area. There are 6 comfortably cushioned sun beds placed on the area of the poolside, with wooden side tables between them and lovely umbrellas.
Outside the split level terraces and only a few steps from the pool there is a comfortable furnished patio with a large built in sofa with cushions and tent, a large marble table with extra seats and a stone built BBQ, set next to the couch. Stone, metal and wood have been used to decorate the villa exterior and the pool surroundings. This is the ideal spot to enjoy your afternoon drink, evening cocktail, and a snack or even an evening dip in absolute privacy.
The villa is ideal for those who seek for a quiet and undisturbed holiday in a traditional accommodation. The villa can also be decorated especially for honeymooners. The daily service and Anastasia's hospitality will make your stay unforgettable.