Description of Exi Estate
8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms
Exi Estate OverviewBoasting a private pool, tennis court, a huge garden on the eastern coast of Crete, Exi Estate is a little slice of heaven on the waterfront of the Mediterranean Sea.
These superb living spaces encapsulate the spirit of the island, with rich colourful artwork throughout, antique furniture and countless casual, welcoming spaces. Your incredible main living room features sophisticated sofas in front of a 600-year-old working fireplace, with elegant patio doors all around the room. Alongside this is an incredible library, where a Steinway grand piano sits amid a fantastic collection of books. Your magnificent kitchen is fully equipped and a joy to use, with sea and mountain views across three sides of it – ideal for those who enjoy time spent preparing meals. But if you’d rather not, you can hire the services of our chef, who would be delighted to whip up a range of delicious meals for you to enjoy at this impressive dining room that oozes grandeur, also with direct access to a large open terrace! There is an additional kitchen, living room and dining area in the garden house to add that extra bit of space. Finally, the lower ground floor opens out directly onto your waterfront terrace, where you’ll find a fantastic games room, equipped with a pool table, and a large satellite TV in front of the spacious sofa, as well as a door straight into the pool terrace.
The first three bedrooms can be found on the top floor of the villa, including the master suite, a double room and a twin room. The master bedroom is a true masterpiece, with a king-size bed, a private balcony overlooking the turquoise sea, and an en-suite shower room and a separate Jacuzzi bathroom. Alongside this is the double room, also with a king-size bed, a balcony with sea views and an en-suite bathroom, and the twin room similarly has an en-suite bathroom and a balcony looking out across the olive groves of the garden and the mountains beyond! Three more rooms are located on the lower ground floor, including two twin rooms in the same suite, with a shared living space, bathroom and terrace, and one double room, adjoining living space, en-suite bathroom and large terrace. The final bedrooms are located in the garden house, with one twin and one double, each with an en-suite bathroom.
Patios surround the house on nearly every level, leading from nearly every room, putting the sunshine, fresh air and sea-breeze just seconds away at any point in the villa! The centrepiece is surely this incredible 12-by-6 metre infinity pool which stretches towards the twinkling horizon of the sea! Lining the pool are countless loungers for sunbathing in paradise, while olive groves throughout the garden add a sense of the natural world which envelopes you in this dream-like location. Dine alfresco at this incredibly picturesque table beside the pool, or the even more sophisticated one on the upper terrace! Enjoy a game of tennis on this private court, or even a round of Boules on the adjacent court.
Another spectacular yet unusual feature is the picturesque Greek Orthodox Chapel found at the end of the garden. It boasts panoramic sea views, and it makes the perfect setting for those who wish to have an authentic Greek wedding!
At the bottom of the garden, you can enjoy a superb sunbathing platform just above the sea, with a staircase right into it! The Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort is just a kilometre away, while we can even arrange for in-house tennis and swimming lessons if you fancy working on your skills. Just a 10-minute drive away from Elounda, a glamorous spot on the coast, you’re ideally placed to enjoy an unforgettable stay in an ideal location!
Exi Estate Property Features
The VillaExi Estate is a majestic property, with beautifully landscaped exterior grounds and tastefully decorated interiors. There is capacity for up to 16 guests.
Lower Ground Floor
- Two twin bedrooms (can be made Kingsize) with shared living room and bathroom, and access to covered terrace and private garden
- Superking-size bedroom with en-suite shower room, seating area and private garden
- Games room with Satellite TV, pool table and access to pool area
- Utility room
- Front hall on mountain side leading to a sundrenched living room with a 600-year-old working fireplace, high ceilings and access to outdoor terrace
- Study/library with a balcony with sea and mountain views
- Dining room seating 12 and has access to outdoor terraces
- Large fully equipped kitchen overlooking the pool, with a table seating 8-10 and sea and mountain views on three sides
- Laundry room and pantry
- Guest toilet
- Master bedroom with a Kingsize bed, large porch, fireplace, a private balcony and two en-suite bathrooms - one with a large shower room and the other with a Jacuzzi bathtub
- Kingsize bedroom with en-suite bathroom and balcony
- Twin bedroom (can be made Kingsize) with en-suite bathroom and balcony
Cottage (underneath tennis court)
- Open-plan kitchen, dining and living area
- Double bedroom with small en-suite shower room
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower and bath
- Infinity swimming pool (12x6m)
- Sun loungers
- Shaded veranda with alfresco dining area
- Private wood deck by the sea with loungers, parasols, drinks fridge and ladder into sea
- Changing room, toilet and shower room
- Patio with marble table seating 12 with sea views
- Seating areas
- Davis Cup size tennis court
- Boules court
- Greek Orthodox Chapel
- Olive grove
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Iron and board
- Tennis and petanque equipment on request
- Boston grand piano
- Book collection
- Pool toys and sunscreen
Exi Estate LocationTucked on the eastern coast of the superb island of Crete, Exi Estate promises a perfect location to enjoy a little of the local flavour, not to mention breath-taking sea views!
Just a 10-minute drive away is Elounda, once a small fishing town and now a picturesque area that attracts a range of celebrities – and it’s not hard to see why! 4 and 5-star resorts and villas aplenty create a thriving social scene and an excellent array of tourist infrastructure – yet its relatively recent rise to fame ensures a greater sense of peace. The locals, like across much of Greece, are tremendously friendly and welcoming and will ensure you can enjoy this spectacular spot on the coastline with joy.
Just a 15-minute drive away is Spinalonga island, a fascinating place with a rich history. A Venetian fortress that was later occupied by the Turkish, it became the last Turkish outpost of the Ottoman Empire, before, in 1903, it was turned into a leper colony! A visit here shows an interesting architectural history, as well as an insight into the lives of the exiled lepers.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and is abounding with beautiful crystal-clear waters, soft sand beaches, picturesque coloured pebbles, monasteries, caves and rich, verdant nature! Across the island, you will find a vast array of beaches, including larger, more developed, traditional beaches, and much more secluded ones, ranging all the way to thousands of deserted coves and isolated bays! Small seaside villages punctuate the coast, with the occasional larger town.
Crete, like most of Greece, is well-known for its warmth, hospitality and strong culture and with a long-established history of tourism, the infrastructure across the island is excellent! Vast skies, sparkling white-sand beaches and huge stretches of brilliant blue seas define this country and its many islands, where the thriving nature complements elegant architecture throughout. For a little adrenaline, try your hand at kitesurfing, wreck diving, and rock-climbing, or simply set up on a beautiful beach and soak up the long days of sunshine.
The food of Greece is famous for its rich flavours and delicate recipes of Mediterranean delights. Feta and olive oil are universal, while all kinds of fresh fish, fragrant herbs, in-season fruits and crunchy greens, all found in the back garden of the average Greek, await your enjoyment. Be sure to tuck into some of the classic Greek cuisine while you’re here, including the local specialities! As well as this, if you like the occasional tipple you ought to try Ouzo and Raki, two grape-based alcoholic drinks, in your time on the island, both firm favourites of the locals. There is also a lot of wine produced across the island!
A warm, passionate people and such a beautifully sociable country, both young and old will welcome you with open arms in Greece. Whether in pavement cafes, cosy restaurants or the thriving town squares, the people love nothing more than to enjoy a coffee or an ouzo in the company of the local community.
Map of Elounda