For Sale €12,000,000 €15,000,000 - Houses, Luxury Villas
Large, noble seafront luxury villa with pool, tennis court, large garage, established gardens and a small church, located in the elite tourist area of Elounda, Crete.
The villa is 986 m2 in size (living spaces), built on a large plot of private land (24,583 m2) on a hillside and on the sea front, overlooking the sea of the Mirabello Bay.
The property has a 300-meter shoreline with a private dock.
The main six-bedroom house accommodates 12.
The interiors have a wonderful feeling of space, with very high ceilings, and the rooms are furnished with antiques from around the world. Every room (other than the eight bathrooms) has a balcony or patio with access to the garden.
Full air conditioning/heating available throughout the house (controls in each room).
The large living room, with its 600-year-old fireplace and sea views on three sides, is furnished with large, comfortable sofas and fine art.
The well-stocked library has a Boston Steinway grand piano, broadband wireless internet connection, fax and printer, and opens to a large balcony with sea and mountain views.
On the lowest floor, there is a games room with billiards table and satellite TV, opening to the pool area on one side and a patio and the garden on the other.
There are three superb bedrooms on the top floor, all with balconies and views, and three on the lowest floor, which open to patios and the garden. On the lowest floor, one sitting room has a fold out sofa (double-size bed) with an excellent mattress.
Further Details: Main Floor
Entrance hall, leading to living room, with sea views on three sides. Library, opening to large balcony, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, with dining table and sea and mountain views on three sides. Outside the kitchen is a patio with table and four comfortable chairs. Laundry/pantry. Bathroom.
Further Details: Top Floor
Master bedroom with king-size bed, fireplace and large porch; two en-suite bathrooms, one with large shower room, and one with Jacuzzi. Blue Room with king-size bed, en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) and balcony overlooking the swimming pool, with sea views. Moroccan Room with queen-size/twin beds, en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) and balcony with mountain views.
Further Details: Bottom Floor
Suite of two bedrooms, each with king-size/twin beds, and sharing a living room and bathroom (bath and shower). These bedrooms open to a patio and the garden. Another suite of a bedroom with super king-size bed and a sitting room with sofa folding out to a double bed. En-suite bathroom with shower. This suite opens to the garden. Games room, opening to pool area and garden. Bathroom next to games room.
Outside the Villa
The extensive grounds include an olive grove, a Roman tank, which is protected by Greek laws on antiquities, and several large outdoor sculptures.
Outside the house, an infinity swimming pool (12 x 6m) faces the sea, and has a large terrace on three sides, with a dining area seating 12 and barbecue under pergola. There is also a bathroom with changing area and shower.
A large terrace off the living room and dining room, also sea facing, has an additional outdoor dining area.
Away from the house, on a hillside, is a Davis Cup size tennis court, with an adjacent boules court.
Below the far end of the tennis court is a charming cottage with excellent views and an additional two bedrooms.
The property has spectacular sea and mountain views. Guests can use watersports facilities, golf course, spas and restaurants at the nearby 5 & 6-star hotel resorts at additional cost.
The villa can be rented out with a possible weekly income of 20,000+ Euros (around 3000 Euros per day).
The property is only 800 m2 away from the golf course of Elounda.
A 5-minute drive to the center of Elounda.
About a 10-minute drive to Agios Nikolaos, the province capital.
A 50-minute drive to the international airport of Heraklion.
Elounda was a small fishing town on the Mirabello Bay, on the island of Crete.
Although fishing is still a large part of life in this very picturesque area, tourism has taken over as the main industry of Elounda.
It is part of the municipality Agios Nikolaos. It is popular with European tourists and has many hotels including several 5*hotels.
Elounda is also the closest major town to the former leper colony of Spinalonga. The town is a 10 minute drive to Agios Nikolaos and the village of Plaka (Lasithi).
Agios Nikolaos is the capital of the county Lasithi and is located at the Mirabello Bay, north-east Crete, only 45 mins away from the international airport of Heraklion.
Geographically the town is well protected from strong winds allowing sea sports and swimming nearly all year round.
Although Agios Nikolaos has a population of less than 20,000 it has a several banks, supermarkets, shops of every kind, doctors, a modern hospital of high standard, public swimming pool and tennis courts, yacht marina, harbour, cinema, theatre, gyms, a 9-hole golf course, schools ranging from nurseries to 6-level high school and generally all the amenities you would expect to find in a modern European town.