This is a unique restored stone mansion for sale in Western Crete. It is located in the centre of the medieval village of Maroulas In Rethymnon, just 9 kms from the city centre and 5 kms from the beach offering scenic views across the Cretan sea. It is a work of fine art reflecting the exquisite taste of the owner (who is the architect too) and the Venetian origins of the whole settlement.
The property is part of the preservative village declared as such, by the ministry of culture. Originally it was the olive factory of Maroulas and it was restored by its current owner into an inspiring mansion combining traditional elements and high-tech conveniences.
The mansion has been arranged over 3 levels connected by an internal wooden staircase and an elevator. The ground floor comprises of a fully equipped modern kitchen with electrical appliances, an open plan kitchen and dining area as well as an impressive living room and a WC. The first floor comprises of two en-suite bedrooms with outstanding sea views. The upper floor features another bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and offers access to the roof terrace which hosts the jacuzzi, the BBQ and the pergola covered dining & sitting area.
Fitted with parquet floors, beamed ceilings and 2 fireplaces, this centrally air-conditioned, 3-bedroom mansion comes with an interesting mix of antique furnishings and stylish details.
A mini market, a restaurant and a café bar can be reached at 50mtrs away while the nearest beach is at a distance of 5 kms. This mansion currently operates as luxury holiday accommodation with EOT licence and high rental returns.
NOTABLE ASPECTS * Luxurious stone mansion of 221sqms on 3 levels * Set on the top of a hill of a medieval village * Breath-taking, panoramic sea and sunset views * Roof terrace with Jacuzzi & BBQ * Three double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms * Wardrobes in all bedrooms * Fitted kitchen with electrical appliances * Central underfloor heating and cooling * 2 wood-burning fireplaces, one in the living room & another one in the master bedroom* Internet connection * Alarm system * Elevator * High quality fittings and fixtures * Pergola covered outdoor dining & sitting area * EOT rental licence * Taverna and café next to the mansion * Close to amenities, cafes, restaurants
Maroulas is a traditional village located just 9 kms east of the north coast of Rethymnon, in Crete at an altitude of 240mtrs. Today, there are 192 permanent residents in the village, which is a characteristic monument of the Venetian era on the island. The architecture of the village takes you back into the middle age, the Renaissance and the years of Turkish occupation. It is strategically set, as it has been built on top of a hill offering panoramic views of the Cretan Sea. There are several tavernas and a kafeneion in the village but further shopping amenities are available in Platanias, just 2 kms away. Rethymnon is located on the western side of Crete, between the prefectures of Chania and Heraklion. It is full of magnificent beaches, interesting archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, lovely villages and lively resorts. Rethymnon is the capital of the area and is a town with intense medieval architecture and a lovely Venetian port. Bali, Agia Galini, Plakias Stavromenos and Adelianos Kampos are among the most popular beach resorts in the area, while a drive around will bring you to innumerable secluded coves for total privacy. Interesting sights to visit in the region are the historical Monasteries of Preveli and Arkadi, the Ideon Cave where god Zeus was raised according to mythology and the many other gorges in the inland of Rethymnon.