With traditional elements and dry stone walls encasing colourful flowers and carob trees, Villa Arethousa fits harmonically in the Douliana landscape, as the developer wanted to create properties that would blend in seamlessly in the traditional architecture of the village. The villa measures an impressive 142 square meters, while the basement measures an additional 70 sq.m., thus providing the owner no less than 212 sq.m. of usable living space.
Following a picturesque alley which is always in bloom during the spring months, you come across an impressive stone arch that immediately catches your attention. Τhis is the entrance to a small private yard where following a small staircase, on your left hand you meet this lovely semi-detached villa.
Villa Arethousa is well situated on a plot of 1.152 sqm along with two other properties that share a swimming pool and gardens. There is a clear separation of social and private zones and seamless circulation between internal and external space providing residents with a peaceful, comfortable lifestyle, in close contact with the scenery.
The home’s main entrance leads to an open plan living room. The kitchen is behind a beautiful arch that faces the living room with its fireplace, and also has access to the small balcony over the entrance yard. The combination of wood and stone wall-building gives the house its traditional distinctive character.
A door opens from the dining area to the ground floor bedroom and another one to the bathroom. A marble staircase rises to the other two bedrooms, to the second bathroom and a walk-in closet. All three bedrooms are luxuriously spacious and all have access to private balconies with lovely views either over the shared swimming pool (25 sqm) and gardens or to the green hills and the rest of the development.
Stairs also go down from the dining area to the huge basement (70 sqm) that could be built up to have an additional studio or bedroom, having its own bathroom and a room that could be formed as a kitchen or a storage space.
On the outside, the rectangular shared pool becomes the center of attention, being beautifully embraced by large trees, creating a place where only the rustling of leaves can accompany your summer days, creating naturally shaded spots. Splash around and lounge on while taking advantage of the barbecue with some friends.
The distinctive character of Douliana with the old winding alleys and the urban planning uniformity are a genuine attraction, offering owners the ability not only to enjoy the residence for themselves but also to make use of the property as a rental investment.
The property can be managed by a local management company that will be responsible for the maintenance and management of the common areas. The managing company can also provide home management and rental services (as an option for the buyer).
Douliana: A traditional village strategically located between the cities of Chania and Rethymnon, allowing easy access to both amazing destinations! Douliana is a traditionally preserved community with its own unique “personality”, revealing the history of Crete. Byzantine icons and beautiful architecture, the rustic traditional Kafenion at the central square and a fine tavern with authentic delicious Cretan dishes.
The nearest beach is less than 3 km away. By car, you can reach the stunning beaches of Apokoronas in less than 10 minutes. The distance to Chania city is 20km, to the port of Souda also 20km, and to the airport 30km. You can reach all of the above in 20-30 minutes time.
Apokoronas Peninsula: Situated at the foot of the White Mountains (“Lefka Ori” in Greek), Apokoronas features a surprisingly wide selection of traditional Cretan villages, successfully combining breathtaking views of the Cretan Sea, a stunning natural environment and magnificent sandy beaches. Some of the villages to explore:
- Vamos – A genuine back-to-nature experience.
- Kefalas – The ideal “observation post” over the Cretan Sea.
- Almyrida – Laid-back beach culture.
- Vrisses – An ideal hideaway with vast amounts of running water and rich vegetation.