Villa Elsa is a seafront, cozy Villa with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a private pool right in front of the lovely sandy beach of Platanias. The Villa is in a very convenient location with the beach in front and all amenities within a 5 minutes walk. There is a real family atmosphere, ideal for guests who feel they would like to discover what 'Cretan hospitality' was all about, from ancient times until today.
Villa Elsa is just back on the market after going through partial renovation. Especially designed if you appreciate a touch of traditional Cretan architecture, local ecological materials and a unique home atmosphere.
This unique stone Villa has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spacious open plan area with a living room corner and a dining table, and a fully-equipped kitchen. Two bedrooms with a double bed, and one very large bedroom with four single beds are provided. Two bathrooms with a shower and one bathroom with a bathtub are offered. A private swimming pool of 40 sq m with sun loungers is also available. But most importantly, the Villa's exterior is one of the nicest modernist buildings in the Crete, and has not lost an inch of its character! If you like history and appreciate tradition, you will fall in love with this place. Villa Elsa has been photographed hundreds of times by mesmerized tourists for its special character.
The Villa is 150 sq m, located in a private plot of 4.200 sq m, a five minutes walk away from the centre of Platanias. From the large front terrace there are lovely sea views to the magnificent North Cretan Sea and to the island of Theodorou (a natural resort for the Cretan goats called "Kri-Kri"). A fully-equipped kitchen, a big open plan living room and a dining area, and a second, smaller terrace in the back yard, facing south, ideal for the morning hours and breakfast are provided. Air-conditioning in every bedroom and the open plan area, Wi-Fi, a 50-inches smart TV, hot water, sun umbrellas and sun loungers, a portable barbecue, the lovely singing of birds and sea waves, and welcoming traditional Cretan furniture are offered.
Villa Elsa was built in the 70s by Leif, a Scandinavian owner of two cargo ships, who was fascinated with the unique Cretan architecture and with modernism and who decided to settle in beautiful Crete. It became a meeting point for the English, American and Scandinavian community in Chania and was a kind of kick-off for today's strong European tourist torrent in West Creta, with Platanias as its centre. The owners of Villa Elsa have been very careful to preserve its exceptional architecture and traditional interior and also to create a welcoming atmosphere for a relaxing holiday.
Platanias is a popular town with a long sandy beach and a variety of recreation facilities and activities, such as elegant restaurants, traditional tavernas, small clubs, bars, pool bars, jewellery shops, supermarkets, sea sports, children playgrounds, banks, all located in very short walking distance from Villa Elsa. Public transport to Chania is easy and frequent.