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Villa Oikos1900 Traditional House with pool, garden, 4BR, 4BA/WC, splendid view

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Rethymnon area - Skalidis family house

Oikos 1900 ,4 BR all with A/C, 4 BA/WC, sleeps 10 ,magnificent view

EOT-NTOG licenced : MHTE 1041K10003028001

The house of the Skalidis family was built in 1900 in the heyday of the traditional settlement of Gonia. Following recent restoration work it now fully caters for modern household needs, while its architectural style remains unspoiled.

The stone-built house is constructed on two levels. Through the courtyard you enter the ground floor, with a fully equipped open-plan kitchen, a spacious dining and sitting room with TV and fireplace, a bathroom/WC and two bedrooms, one of which has a double bed and en-suite bathroom/WC. Both bedrooms are airconditioned.

From the veranda of the upper level, you access a large airconditioned room that includes a cosy mezzanine area with two beds, and a separate study. Two sofas in the sitting area can also accommodate two people for sleeping. Another bathroom/WC connects with the same space. From the veranda you also enter another bedroom, with A/C, a double bed and en-suite bathroom/WC.

Total bedrooms=4-5, bathroom/WC=4

The house also has a fine garden with a swimming pool under orange trees. A vine pergola is located just in front of the house and belongs to it. Parking space for two cars is available.

Wherever you stand you can enjoy the splendid view, overlooking a broad green valley, the surrounding villages on the foothills, and beyond the peaks of the White Mountains. The house is designed to ensure privacy and peace of mind amid the majestic Cretan scenery.

Gonia is a centrally located village on the island of Crete, 15 min. drive from the beaches of the north coast and 30 min. from the superb beaches of the south coast. Walking through the olive groves will bring you to the surrounding villages, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine under the mulberry tree among local friendly people. The rural area is ideal for hiking through gorges, olive groves and vineyards. Within a few hundred meters from the house you'll find a supermarket, pharmacy and a traditional tavern, where you can enjoy various dishes of the famous Cretan cuisine, cooked with fresh, locally produced ingredients.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Konstantinos Skalidis (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Greek

About Konstantinos Skalidis

Konstantinos Skalidis is the 4th generation owner of this property. On a professional level, he is a highly experienced accredited lecturer-guide for educational and archaeological tours of Crete and Greece more generally, and has also written on the history and culture of Greece. He supervised the restoration and renovation of the old family home, which means so much to him, respecting its traditional architectural style and endeavouring to preserve its original feel and atmosphere.

Should you be interested, you can arrange with him guided excursions to any sight,museum, i.e.Knossos and the Heraklion museum, he can accompany you to hikes, i.e through the Samaria gorge, or to the summit of Psiloritis(2456m), at reasonable prices.

Why Konstantinos Skalidis chose Rethymnon area

The Skalidis family home represents the living Cretan tradition. With his long experience in cultural and active tourism, Konstantinos can answer all your questions about Crete and Greece from the distant past to the present day. He can give you the best tips for day-excursions to the fascinating archaeological sites of the island, or to the nearby gorges.

The house "oikos 1900" is over a century old. It is being offered to guests for a certain number of weeks per year. It provides the security level dictated by common sense. We accept no liability for accidents caused by carelessness. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their security in the house, in the garden and around the pool.

What makes this villa unique

Konstantinos can also show you how to cook a variety of Cretan dishes (including vegetarian), as he is proud of his cooking talents!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for making us so welcome at your house, we had a wonderful holiday. Sometimes in the past we have stayed somewhere simply to be able to visit a certain location, but this year the house and your hospitality have been the highlight of our trip to Crete. Thank you for your help and advice, the delicious fresh produce and of course the special gifts you gave us when we left, including your book! The house and garden were absolutely charming and we had everything we needed to be relaxed and comfortable.

We have already told our family and friends, so we will certainly be recommending a stay at 'Oikos 1900
Jul 2015
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)
Villa Oikos1900 Traditional House with pool, garden, 4BR, 4BA/WC, splendid view
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews
Vancouver Canada

Great place to gather for a celebration

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at the villa, which was even better in person than in the pictures. There were 7 of us in total, and there was plenty of room for all of us. We had lots of room and never did use the extra kitchen upstairs. We made great use of all the amenities, including the courtyard, upper deck with the great views of the valley, and the great pool. All mealtimes were spent outside in the warm sunny weather. Our host offered to cook a celebratory meal, and did a great job. He even presented the birthday girl with a present...a signed book that he wrote about Greece. We even had food in the fridge when we arrived, honey & homemade jams for the week, and fresh vegetables would appear on the table. The property has citrus trees and a pomegranate tree as well. The village where this is located is very handy to the main highway as well as the southern coast. We did day trips in our cars each day, and found it to be very central. The host was very accommodating, spoke great English (as well as other languages), arranged tours for us, and provided maid service half-way through our week-long stay. I would highly recommend this villa for anyone (including my friends and family) wanting an authentic Greek experience on Crete. I hope to return one day & stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful days in autunm

  • 5 of 5

After last year we spent again wonderful days in Gonia. The accommodation was very comfortable and cozy, the hosts as always very warmly. The right place for those who likes real cretan life. And if you want good tips for excursions, ask Mr Skalidis. He knows everything about he wonderful island because he is professionell Tour Guide.

Klaus Völkel, Witten, Germany

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place for a Family Get-together

  • 5 of 5

This villa was a fantastic venue for a 2 week family get-together for my wife and I from Edinburgh, and my two girls and their partners from London. We enjoyed great barbecues, cooked by the pool in the beautiful garden, and the youngsters practiced their yoga there.

The traditional house built in 1900 from stone and wood, provided a huge amount of space for 6 of us. All bedrooms were well air-conditioned and had en suite shower facilities. I particularly enjoyed watching the sun go down from the veranda over the beautifully silhouetted Cretan mountains to the west.

Our hosts Konstantinos and Fontini were very welcoming. There was food waiting for us when we arrived late and they waited up to welcome my girls’ party that did not arrive until 2 am due to a delayed flight. The house was cleaned and our bed linen and towels replaced every three days. When we left we were given gifts including Konstantinos' book about ancient Cretan culture. We were very well looked after. I would thoroughly recommend this Villa and these hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Villa and location Highly recommend it!

  • 5 of 5

Oikos 1900 was even better than the description. We were welcomed by Konstantinos and Fortini with homemade delicious Cretan produce, we recommend their homemade food one evening as it was truly delicious!. The villa was clean, well maintained, fully equipped and spacious, easily accommodating 9 of us in two families. The pool and gardens were beautiful and we really didn't need to go anywhere other than down to the local shop or Taverna! We did do the Samaria Gorge trip, make sure you take plenty of food to last the 5-6 hour walk down to the beach on the South Coast and water bottles which you can fill en route with fresh spring water. It was busy but beautiful. We also had a fun day at the Water Park near Chania and visited the old town which has lovely Venetian character overlooking the harbour. We would highly recommend a visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous - friendly and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, rural location, lots of space for a party of 9, delightful pool and the friendliest and warmest of Greek hosts. We had a wonderful week, including a fabulous evening meal prepared by Mr and Mrs Skalidis. Local store and restaurant in easy walking distance. Car needed for longer trips to beaches and mountains, but well worth it.

We did the challenging but stunning walk through the Samaria Gorge ( via a mozaic of modes of transport - car, bus and boat to do the one-way, 5hr walk) but absolutely well worth the effort and early start. Konstantinos was very helpful with suggestions and advice but always discretely aware of privacy and family time.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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relaxed vacation - beautifully taken care of

  • 4 of 5

As a party of ten, 6 kids(age 3 to 10) and 4 adults we had very relaxed vacation at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Skalidis, who welcomed us with a typical kretan meal. They were allways trying to find out, what we could possibly need and trying to take care of that. Enough space in the cosy home with a fantastic view, good possibility to shop for groceries nearby and to visit some sights, although without a car that would have been difficult... Overall we enjoyed it very much

and will surely return sometime.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Chania 60 km, Heraklion 90 km
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
North coast road Chania-Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Gerani 5km,Rethimno 8 km, Episkopi 12 km
Car: recommended

The beautiful old town of Rethymnon , a very well preserved venetian-ottoman town, is only 8 km away. You can not just enjoy a walk through the narrow streets of the town or enjoy swimming; it is also a pleasure being there after sunset. The nightlife promises a variety of experience, from music bars with international repertoire, to modern music concerts, traditional music events and quite a few prominent restaurants.

Since our village is so centrally located, you may visit the towns of Chania or Heraklion very easily; it's an hour's drive. One day excursions will enable you to walk through the Samaria gorge, or numerous other gorges, the owner can give you exact information, you can even hike to tht summit of Psiloritis - 2456m- ,the famous Ida mountain.

Another day's excursion can be a visit to the excavation of Knossos and the museum of Heraklion, to various medieval - byzantine- churches, beautiful renaissance monasteries or countless beaches.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gonia, Rethymnon area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
11 Jul 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Parties up to 5 persons can ask for a lower price; please, contact us!
Please note that the house "oikos 1900" is a normal house of a normal family; it has not been built as a residence for tourists, It provides the security level dictated by common sense. We accept no liability for accidents caused by carelessness. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their security in the house, in the garden and around the pool.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rethymnon area in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite to the double-bed groundfloor bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , groundfloor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite to the upper floor double-bed bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , attached to the upper floor main room and mezanine
  • 4 bathrooms with shower/WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 2 bedrooms equipped with double beds + 2 bedrooms equipped with 2 single beds each, that can be brought together. In the large room of thee first floor there are also two sofas, on the first level, which can accomodate two persons. The two beds are on the mezzanine.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Yard
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
More information about the villa 'oikos 1900' at www.oikos1900.eu Professionaly organised study- or -hiking tours available. Combinations of tours as well! Cleaning service twice a week included The house provides living in security as dictated by common sense. Adults are responsible for the children. No liability for accidents caused by carelessness

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