The Great Escape Villas
are 3 comfortable, cozy and very well equipped holiday homes on a slope nearby Maroulas above the bay of Rethymnon on the island of Crete.
Each of the houses includes two completely equipped apartments.
The smaller dwelling unit is on the bottom floor.
The larger one of the two dwelling units includes the middle and the top floors, each of them with a large veranda.
In total, each of the 3 villas has on three floors 200 square meters of dwelling space, 2 living-rooms with attached open plan kitchens, 3 bathrooms and 4 or 5 bedrooms.
To each villa belongs a private sun terrace with a 23 square meters swimming pool, and a barbecue facility.
There are sunbeds and umbrellas on all terraces.
The concrete that forms the terraces is faced with natural stone, and so are most of the houses' outer walls.
From all floors of each villa, the hillside location provides unhindered views of the bay of Rethymnon, of the Aegean Sea and in the West even of Akrotiri peninsula.
The nearest sandy beach is 4 kms away.
The living-rooms on the middle floor of each villa include satellite color TV sets with flat screens, DVD and CD players, radios and open fireplaces.
The living-rooms on the lower floor of each villa do not have open fireplaces, but satellite color TV sets with flat screens, DVD and CD players, and radios.
All living-rooms and all bedrooms have separate air conditioning units which can be switched to heating-mode during chilly nights or in wintertime.
All bedrooms have large built-in closets.
All balcony doors and all windows have modern aluminum frames and double glazing as well as sliding or roller shutters.
The furniture and the lamps have been selected most carefully and give the rooms a particularly homely style.
The living- and bedrooms are tenderly decorated with small and large paintings, wall plates, vases, jars with flowers and bowls of glas and metal.
This gives the impression that the houses have already been inhabited for many years.
The houses have solar water heating with auxiliary electric heating.
Both water and electricity (also for the air conditioning units) are included in the rates.
The bathrooms are equipped with hair dryers.
Irons and boards are available as well.
Rooms cleaning as well as change of sheets and towels twice per week.
Wireless internet access (ADSL / WiFi) is available all over the holiday villas site.
The kitchen equipment is modern and very comprehensive.
It includes electric hobs with 4 hot-plates, microwave ovens, and integrated refrigerators/freezers.
The kitchens on the middle floors also have bake ovens and dishwashers.
There are also many good restaurants and tavernas in the area.
One of the first buildings in the old village center on the left hand side is Taverna Katerina (150 meters) which enjoys marvellous views of the coast and the Aegean Sea.
Supermarkets, shops of many kind and restaurants for any taste and budget can be found everywhere along the bay.
The nearest LIDL market with a rich choice of budget imported foodstuffs is located in the village of Tsesmes by the National Road (4 kms).