Description of Villa Askyfou
Description of the interior
The arch is the main element of the common area, where you can find a satellite TV, a HiFi and stone-built sofas.
There is a fireplace in the middle of the room and a dining table next to it. The room is connected with the kitchen, which is fully equipped with all appliances and has got a stone-built oven as well.
All bedrooms are equipped with renovated metal beds.
On the second floor you can find another living room with two wooden sofa beds from which you can enjoy an astonishing view through the large window.
On the third floor there is a big suite with separate entrance. The suite includes a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, a TV, WC and a large vintage bathtub.
The interior wooden staircase leads to a living room with glass partition that offers a panoramic view. At the top end of the staircase, in the attic, there is an old loom, which is adjusted as a double bed.
The house features six bedrooms, four WCs, fireplace, central heating, Jacuzzi, barbecue, satellite TV, HiFi, washing machine, dishwasher and two fully equipped kitchens.
Description of the exterior
The stone-built barbecue is situated in a separate area next to the swimming pool and is ideal for pleasant meetings with your friends.
In the summertime you can also enjoy the swimming pool, which offers a unique view to the plateau.
RESPECT TO THE SITE TO OBJECTS IN AN AREA WHERE THE STORY MEETS LUXURY.GREAT ATTENTION TO POOL (DEPTH TWO MEASURES) NOT TOUCH THE OLD OBJECTS HANKING .. BECAUSE IT IS VERRY OLD AND THINKS ARE VERY INPORTANT ....THANK YOU.
We had a really great stay at the villa, giving us a true "cretian" experience. The old relics; design and antiques further added character and the location of being high up in the mountains meant we were away from the tourist/commercial feel which we'd wanted to avoid- but may have been a bit too isolated with young kids due to the long drives to get anywhere as a result.
Ioannis was so helpful in terms of providing information etc prior to our stay; meeting us in town to direct us to the villa and then a thorough orientation around the villa and local surroundings. He was v honest re suitability of the dates of our booking and tried to dissuade us knowing it would be chilly and out of season. Really appreciated his honesty. Exquisite views and feeling of tranquility.
We have only positive things to say re Ioannis and the experience however wouldn't necessarily recommend this style villa to families with v young children. There are many steep and cambered stairs which give character to the villa but aren't suitable to young children. We also missed having some form of comfortable seating in the living room to just relax at night, but eventually made friends with the concrete block used to sit on. It reminded us that this is what ppl of previous years would've used so we just enjoyed being taken back in a tine capsule to the days when sofas were unheard of.
We went Nov and altho Ioannis warned us of cooler temps, as villa is stone and it's high in the mountains, it got v chilly at night as there was no oil for central heating. Also disappointed we didn't get to use the beautiful pool, but that was our own fault for choosing Nov. Everything is at least a 30+min drive along steep and winding roads - but again this does make it v attractive if you're looking to really get away from it all.
Overall would definitely recommend to adult friends or families with children over 10 yrs old minimum.
We where informationed good by Ionnis before a trip. We got advice's how to get there and call him before arriving. It was easy. In villa everything was like it should be and we where satisfied the house. Jannis was great and hellpfull person. He hosted us very good. We have nothing to complain. I recommed this to families with childrend who want to see local villages without tourism and loudly neigbours. There was peacfull and quiet neibourhood. With car location is fine.
We had a fantastic time at Ioannis's place. The house is very nice and set in a typical and very welcoming area. The mountains around are beautiful and the beaches close as well. Many nice restaurants in the area.
ioannis ist ein sehr guter gastgeber,immer ereichbar. das haus ist in einem sehr gepflegten zustand und aussergewöhnlich. die beschreibung im internet entspricht 100% der realität,das preis-leistungsverhältnis ist unschlagbar. nochmals herzlichen dank an ioannis .
We had a wonderful memorable experience at the villa. Ioannis our host provided us with an environment to relax and rest in with the feeling of going back in time. The villa is beautiful and the views seen are breath taking. Thank you for a great holiday Ioannis from all of us.
We had a great time in a very beautifful and quiet villa. Ioannis was very kind.
Thank you !
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans cette charmante maison en pierre avec une vue époustouflante ! Des promenades très sympas à faire autour de la maison et surtout proximité de la côte sud avec de jolies petites criques à explorer !
IAM IOANNIS .,FORTYFIVE YEARS OLD AND POLICEMAN TWENTYFIVE YEARS.I WAS FIFTEEN YEARS PROFESIONAL FOOTBALL (website hidden) LIVE RETHYMNO.ΜΥ HOUSE IS VERY OLD OF MY GRANDFATHER. THINKS HAVE A GREAT STORY AND HARMONY WITH LUXURY.I LIKE TO TRAVEL AND I AM GLAD TO SHARE THE EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER MEMBERSHIP OF THE CLUB