Athina House is a brand new property, located in a picturesque village, with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with steam shower cabins, an amazing jacuzzi roof terrace with magnificent area views, BBQ facilities, home cinema, gym and many more!
In the heart of the picturesque village of Archontiki lies a sublime self-catering, luxury residence, named Athina House. The property is brand new and ready to welcome guests, who seek an escape from the ordinary and a relaxing holiday in a peaceful environment that soothes your body and mind. Off the busy town yet just 500 meters from the nearest restaurant and cafe and only 5 Kms from the sandy beach of Episkopi, Athina House is a cosy retreat for couples looking for a luxury romantic getaway with a difference, as well as for families and groups of friends. Athina House covers 250 m2 and can comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests to its 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and spacious outdoor areas.
A narrow stone-paved path leads the travellers to the wooden entrance of Athina House, which opens up to a lovely courtyard with an arched gate, a stone fountain, an old well and ceramic pithoi. The courtyard offers access to the ground floor of the residence, as well as the first one, by climbing a few stairs. On the 40m2 first floor veranda, guest may enjoy their morning coffee under the shade of the vines and enjoy the fresh morning breeze and the clear countryside air. Five bicycles are also available, so you have the chance to explore the village and the surrounding area.
Athina House has managed to connect traditional elements with modern design, combining modern comforts with old-fashioned style, providing guest with all contemporary amenities. Entering the property guests find themselves in a rustically decorated hallway, with wooden traditional and carefully restored furniture, featuring a sitting area. Next to it there’s a well equipped gym with a static bicycle, treadmill, weights, abs bench, swing stepper and a butterfly machine for those who don’t want to stop practising during their holiday and always be in shape! Additionally, the master bedroom is also located on the ground floor, featuring a king-size bed. The sophisticated vibe, Coco Mat mattresses and upper mattresses, beautifully dressed with high quality linens promise a blissful uninterrupted night's sleep until morn. The bedroom also provides a wood stove and an en-suite bathroom with a standalone clawfoot tub in the corner, as well as a stylish steam shower cabin with hydro massage operation.
On the first floor an open plan room welcomes you in a cosy ambience where the fully equipped kitchen, which provides everything you will need for a self catered vacation, along with the dining table are located. Passing by a traditional stone stone arch you will find yourselves in the sunny and airy living room with haute design, retro decorative items and stylish furnishings, as well as a cast iron fireplace and a comfortable corner sofa. The TV set offers an excellent chance for family entertainment as it features satellite reception, home cinema and 3D facilities, Blue-Ray and stereo sound system. 3D glasses, a selection of DVDs, Blue-Ray discs, games and books is also available for hours of fun with your friends and loved ones! Furthermore, the three remaining bedrooms are located on the first floor. Two of them have double beds and en-suite bathrooms, also with hydro massage shower cabins, while the third one features two single bunk beds. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with flat-screen TVs.
Jacuzzi Roof Terrace
But the place that you will spend most of your time is the roof terrace of Athina House, a space made with your absolute relaxation and comfort in mind. The 100 m2 terrace features a large jacuzzi tub, which fits up to 6 people and it’s located under a glass and wooden gazebo where the windows and roof open and close, according to your will and allow you to enjoy the space no matter the weather conditions, making it ideal for use all year round. The Jacuzzi boasts a sound system, a retractable TV and water jets, offering a complete mind and body recreation and refreshment. The jacuzzi space is air-conditioned and the window blinds secure your outmost privacy. Additionally, right next to the Jacuzzi area, there’s an open air terrace, equipped with BBQ facilities and a dining area under the shade of a canopy pergola, as well as sun beds. To make things better, the jacuzzi and terrace offer magnificent views of the area’s hills and plains. The compelling drama of the wild landscape views that surrounds the area will inspire awe in all those fortunate enough to enjoy a stay in this most impressive luxury home stay. Last but not least, one more bathroom can be found on this level, for your outmost comfort.
-Welcome basket, including house wine, olive oil, raki and extra food and beverage items, courtesy of the owner.
- Bed linen, covers and blankets provided. Bed linen changes once per week
-Bath towels, robes and slippers provided. Natural, finest quality, Archontiki bathroom products are also provided, with a selection of natural perfumes of your wish. Bath towels changes and housekeeping every two days.
-Baby cot and high chair available upon request.
-Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the house, including patios.
-Woods for the fireplace and coals for the BBQ provided.
-Free, public parking space.
-Air-conditioning in all bedrooms, living room and Jacuzzi area is included.
-All in-house electronics are available, including a dishwasher, electric stove and oven, top mount fridge with freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave, espresso machine, hairdryer, washing machine, iron and iron board.
-24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.
EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
Guests have the entire property to their private use! Full access inside and outside the Villa! No shared areas!
Interaction with guests
Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations!
Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests!
At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance during your stay!
Other things to note
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Baby sitter, Private Chef, Pastry Cook, Massage, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Yoga private lessons, House pre-stock, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Babysitting, Airport transfer, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!
From Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to returned to my birthplace, Rethymno city,Greece.
I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in the wonderful town of Rethymno, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and give a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests!
The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings!
At your arrival day, it is always the owners of the property of your choice, that will welcome and greet you, but I will also be available for communication, any questions that may occur and anything else you may need!
Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday, responsible for your day to day needs, seven days a week – making recommendations and reservations, organising anything you may require and always be at the end of the line, in case of any problems.
Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to make sure that your hosts will be waiting for you in the property and welcome you to your holiday home or even arrange a meeting point for them to pick you up, if needed! We will also arrange any other details, from special dietary requirements to particular requests!
Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask!
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