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Aloni House – The luxury villa in Crete offering flexible self-catering accommodation.
Sleeps up to 10 people in 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms with large private swimming pool.


Maid service with a full linen change is provided twice a week at the villa.
A
welcome pack of groceries is provided with our compliments, along with WiFi internet access & use of an Apple iMac.

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About Aloni House

Entering Aloni House you’ll immediately recognise something truly special, from the ancient circular stone threshing floor beneath your feet which gives the house its name, to the grand crystal chandelier above your head in the double height entrance hall. A very large family home spread over three floors, situated approximately 15 minutes walk from the tavernas and shops of the nearby village of Kournas.

The house is built from honey coloured local stone with authentic Cretan arches, exposed rustic wooden beams and all modern amenities to provide the luxury you would expect in a house like this.

The house has 5 bedrooms, all fitted with air-conditioning, plenty of storage space and private facilities (two are not en suite but share a bathroom). It may only be rented by one party at a time but the flexible arrangements mean that you can rent it as a 3 bed
house, a 4 bed house or a 5 bed house.

If renting as a 3 bed house you will have all of the bedrooms on the lower ground floor but neither of the master suites on the 1st floor.
If renting as a 4 bed house you will have all of the bedrooms on the lower ground floor plus one of the master suites.
If renting as a 5 bed house you will have all of the bedrooms available to you. If the master suites are not being rented, they will be locked throughout your stay.

Ground floor

Double doors open at the end of the entrance hall to an imposing open plan space wrapped around both sides of the property. This is the heart of the house, divided by two Cretan stone arches.

To the left is the spacious, fully equipped kitchen/diner with a large farmhouse style dining table to seat up to 10 people in comfort. To the right are the well furnished lounge with a huge stone fireplace, deep comfortable sofas, antique furniture and many works of art adorning the walls. Two sets of French doors open out from the lounge and kitchen/diner onto a furnished, shaded veranda which runs the whole length of the house.

This is a wonderful place to relax while overlooking the pool with far-reaching sea and countryside views. Off the entrance hall, near the top of the stairs to the lower ground floor, is a fully equipped bath/shower room which can be used as the private bath/shower room for one of the bedrooms on the lower ground floor which do not have en suite facilities.

Lower ground floor

The house is situated on a sloping plot, so this floor is on the lower ground at entrance level and at ground level at the rear of the property, giving easy access to the pool, pool terraces and gardens. Three of the 5 bedrooms are situated on this floor; two of these have direct access, via French doors, to the garden, pool and surrounding terraces.

There is another well equipped kitchen on this floor and a utility room which houses two washing machines – very useful if the house is being shared by two families who want some independence. One of the bedrooms has en suite facilities with a large walk through shower. The remaining two bedrooms can either share the other fully equipped bath/shower room on this floor or it can be used exclusively by one of the bedrooms, while the occupants of the third bedroom use the bath/shower facilities on the ground floor.

First floor

While the ground and lower ground floors are covered in natural cream colour tiling, the first floor has polished wooden floors adorned with rugs throughout. The two master suites and the library are on this floor. One of these suites has a double sleigh type bed and the other has two large double beds. Both suites have fully equipped en suite bathrooms and walk in wardrobes. Both rooms have French doors opening on to another veranda running the whole length of the house. The views from this first floor veranda are the same as those from the ground floor veranda.

The library is well stocked with plenty of books and films, and there are two comfortable armchairs for those who wish to sit and read in a quiet spot.
The thick stone walls keep the house cool and airy and thus only the first floor bedrooms are air-conditioned. Ceiling fans keep you cool on the verandas, while underfloor heating and radiators throughout mean that Aloni House is comfortable even in the cooler months.

Outside areas

These are no less impressive, with a large pool featuring a child-friendly enclosed shallow section, an outdoor kitchen/dining area equipped with a large stone BBQ, preparation areas, an outdoor sink, a fridge and a huge 4m long solid granite dining table, perfect for dining al fresco.

The pool is surrounded by expansive sun terraces, all furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas and a pergola giving plenty of shade. Walkways covered with pretty pergolas connect the BBQ area to the pool terraces. The garden has been planted with honeysuckle, jasmine and orange, lime, mulberry and lemon trees to complement the surrounding olive groves and fields of wild herbs.

Accommodation

Bedrooms 5 AIr-conditioned bedrooms, 3 x double + 2 x twin
Bathrooms 5 bath/shower rooms (3 en suite)
Kitchens

1 large open plan kitchen diner and 1 smaller kitchen on lower ground floor. Both are fully equipped with hob, oven, extractor, hood, sink, American fridge/freezer, icemaker, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and coffee machine. Full range of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.

Living room 3 seat sofa, 2 seat sofa, big lounge chair, coffee table, plasma TV with satellite, DVD, CD/radio. A huge fireplace for those winter nights.

Cleaning, towels, linen, maid service, bath and beach towels are included. The villa has two washing machines and an iron + ironing board. Cots and highchairs are available.
The villa also has WiFi internet access & an Apple iMac available for use.

 

Facilities

Pool 13.6m x 6.4m including shallow child section. Depth 0.5 to 1.7m
Air-con All 5 bedrooms
3 x double + 2 x twin 5 bath/shower rooms (3 en-suite)
Full cooker with 4 ring hob (1 on ground floor kitchen and 1on lower ground floor)
Dishwasher
Microwave
American size fridge/freezer/ice maker & a fridge freezer on lower ground
Kettles (x2)
Coffee makers (x2)
Toasters (x2)
Washing machine (x2)
Iron & ironing board
Baby cots (x2) & highchairs (x2)
Plasma TV screen with satellite reception
DVD player/CD player/Wii games console
Hairdryer
Safety Deposit Box
Numerous sun loungers + outdoor tables & chairs
Large fixed granite outdoor dining table beneath pergola, BBQ and sink
WiFi internet access & use of Apple iMac
Maid service

Plot size – 4.500m²
Villa size – 280m²

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