The two properties benefit from a very convenient setting on a gentle hillside overlooking the sea, with a few villas, yet it is only 3 km from the town of Elounda and 7 km from the town of Agios Nikolaos, with their traditional tavernas, gourmet restaurants, shops, night life and golf course. These two towns provide also marinas for yacht mooring with all services. Nearby there is a very beautiful small traditional fishing village with seafood tavernas called Plaka. Facilities are available, a few hundred meters from the site, for landing helicopters. The location has good road links to the international airport at Heraklion.
The site of the villa is surrounded by handmade stone walls. It contains mature gardens with numerous olive trees, flowers and other Cretan / Mediterranean vegetation. The property benefits from its own private water source. The house is approached over a small stone bridge which leads into a welcoming, stone paved entry courtyard, shaded by olive trees.
The newly completed residence offers interior space of 456 square meters or approximately 4,908 square feet.
Villas Elmina features impressive living areas that include a large open plan living room with high ceilings and a fireplace. There is also a study and a dining area opening through French doors to an area shaded by an arched colonnade, with views to the infinity edge pool and surrounding gardens.
A well equipped kitchen opens onto an outdoor, pergola shaded poolside dining area and wide patios, making an ideal space for alfresco living, dining and relaxing.
The accommodation comprises of a master suite, five additional bedrooms and two separate (independently accessed) guest rooms. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, walk-in closets, and stunning views to the Mediterranean and the Cretan mountains. Some rooms also have special additional features, such as hardwood floors, private terraces, or direct access to the swimming pool.
Architectural features include exposed stone walls, beautiful natural hardwood, marble and stone floors, framed views, exterior hideaways and kiosks blended into the surroundings.
Villas Elmina is offered, fully fitted out with stylishly furnishings. Bespoke beds, sofas, tables, pool side loungers etc, have been created specifically for the house and are complemented by carefully selected designer pieces.
The land of 13,900 square meters, or 1.4 hectares, has been professionally landscaped with terraced gardens featuring olive trees, colorful flowers, and aromatic herbs including thyme, rosemary, coriander, anise, mint, lavender etc... Stone foot paths take you through the gardens, with great respect to the land and nature. A garden pavilion takes advantage of the wonderful views. Broad terraces with built-in seating areas surround the pool and house, offer magical views.
There is also a BBQ/dining area and pergola covered seating areas. The stunning infinity-edge pool creates the impression that the water in the pool extends to the Mediterranean.
At the lower ground floor, there is a fairly well equipped gym (bicycle, weights multi machine and one elliptic walk machine and a proper table tennis).
A baby cot as well as a travel cot, one baby high chair and a stroller are also available. Villas Elmina, has an all night guard with a dog walking around the villa from midnight to 6 am for extra safety (shared with neighboring villa).