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Vivien Lincoln-Gryff

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WRITER'S HOUSE IN IDYLLIC VILLAGE

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Chania - Vivien's House

Two bedroom, two bathroom, with mountain and sea views in outskirts of Chania.

Writer's restored stone house in idyllic village of Tsikalaria.

Tsikalaria is at the base of the Malaxa mountain and our house is set at the highest point of the village with only a tiny church, a farm and the mountains behind us.

The house is fully restored and has extensive terraces and views over Chania and Suda Bay. The second bathroom and study are in their own walled garden.

One main double bedroom, one lounge with double convertible couch, dining room, kitchen, small bathroom. Plus study/single bed and family bathroom in a walled garden. TV and DVD, radio, CD player, barbecue. Large front terrace, tables and chairs. Additional table and chairs in walled garden. Spectacular views from roof terrace.

A short walk from the house down a winding lane past goats and chickens and a famous Byzantine church brings you to a Taverna, a Kafeneon, two small supermarkets, a butcher and pharmacy. A five minute drive or 15 minute walk through olive groves takes you to a friend's swimming pool, which you are welcome to use.

Our house is an excellent place to enjoy the tranquillity of a Cretan village, and the warmth and hospitality of the Cretan people.

Our neighbours who help us take care of the house will be on hand to help you settle in. Our friend Stella will greet you and take you on a short tour of the village.

The house is best suited to a couple, or a couple with one or two children who are mobile.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed

Vivien Lincoln-Gryff

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Christopher is a writer and magazine editor. I am a qualitative researcher who writes about cats. There are some interesting ones around the house.

Vivien Lincoln-Gryff purchased this house in 2002

I have always had a great love of Greece, especially Crete, which I have known well since the 1970s. And when I found the house as a ruin, it struck me immediately as a perfect location, and a chance to restore it to being a traditional Cretan property, with its large terraces and good sunny and shady aspects.

This is in a very old village, close to many amazing historical sites, especially the Roman ruins of Aptera, and the three monasteries of the Akrotiri, with its superb beaches. There is a serenity about the village, which we found was peopled by warm and hospitable neighbours. There are no other tourists, but many of our friends here speak English.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Suda Bay
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Main Cretan Highway
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Suda Bay
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Tsikaria
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Kouneli Taverna
Car: recommended

It takes fifteen minutes to drive to the Venetian Harbour of Chania with its museums and restaurants and night life. It takes five minutes to drive to Suda Bay which has banks,supermarkets, fish markets, a post office, travel agents and coffee shops.

A short walk from the house down a winding lane past goats and chickens, and a famous Byzantine church, brings you to a taverna, a kafeneon, small supermarkets, a butcher and a pharmacy.

This area is rich in historical sites and beautiful beaches. Aptera is 15 minutes away by car.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Chania, Chania area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
July/August
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
September
1 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
£500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Notes July and August, is £400 per week. Laundry is included for two people. An extra £10 for four people, which goes to the cleaning lady.
Once agreed with owner by phone, or email, pay £100 deposit. Full balance due eight weeks before start.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chania in Chania area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • village
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Double bed with wardrobe and bedside tables, access to terrace through French window. Double convertible couch in living room. Single bed in small study, not suitable July August, no a/c.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • synagogues
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • laundrette - serviced
  • fitness centre
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • cycling
Notes:
A very tranquil house. But only 15 minutes from restaurants, nightlife and bars of Chania, with its museums and Venetian harbour. Excellent market Thurs and Sats. Bus service from village to Chania.
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