The traditional village of Loutra is located slightly inland from the coast and is approximately 10km away from Rethimno. The charming property is located behind thick walls and an old gate in the middle of the village. Behind the old Venetian gate lies an inner courtyard, designed in regional Cretan style with 2 beautifully renovated Cretan houses. A pool, a large, stone storage room and a nicely landscaped garden with plenty of plants, trees, and flowers complete the picture. Combining privacy and tranquility, it is the perfect place to relax
The beautiful stone houses, dating back to 1700, were completely renovated and restored in 2008 and turned into full-featured, comfortable houses. These two-storey houses are comfortably furnished with hand-picked items to create a relaxing and modern atmosphere and provide you with everything you may need.
The first house, ARETHOUSA, is directly on the passageway leading to the courtyard.
On the ground floor, you can find the living room with a traditional fireplace, the kitchen and dining room, a bathroom and a small storage area. The two bedrooms, another living area, and a bathroom are on the first floor.
The second house, ROTOKRITOS, is set near the pool, a little offset to the other house. The sheltered entrance terrace, with an arcade arch, is the ideal spot for hot summer days.
The living room with the adjoining open-plan kitchen and the bathroom are on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are 2 bedrooms. Through the hall between the two bedrooms, you have access to a roofed balcony with a view of the estate, the beautiful garden, and pool and the surrounding landscape down to the sea.
The 25sqm pool is for the private use of the guests in the houses and perfect for a refreshing swim.
The BBQ and the stove are located at the edge of the property.
There is also a large, stonebuilt storage area, of 40 m2, on the property.
Rethimno, with its extensive promenade, is ideal for strolling and is relatively nearby. The small picturesque Venetian harbour with the small boats and lined up taverns is very charming and atmospheric. The pedestrian zone in the old town has beautiful narrow alleys with old traditional houses and is perfect for shopping and going out in style. The long sandy beaches on the coast of Rethimno, not only offer a wide selection of beach bars but also some options of natural, virgin beaches.