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

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Konstantinos Skalidis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gonia in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Villa Oikos1900 Traditional House with pool, garden, 4BR, 4BA/WC, splendid view
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews
Warwick, UK
5

Immerse yourselves in the Cretan way of life

  • 5 of 5

Kostantinos and Fotini, whose house this is, and who live next door while the main house is rented, are warm, generous, discreet and thoughtful hosts. Fotini prepares a light meal for guests on arrival, and Konstantinos presents the raki in tradtionally Cretan style. Konstantinos is a qualified tour guide, and though we didn't take up his offer of guidance around monuments, he offered really useful advice.

This is a lovely house in beautiful surroundings. It feels older than 1900, and stands as testament to the persistence of stone and wood in the vernacular rural architecture well into the 20th century. There's a wonderful sense of family history here. All mod cons, though the internet is slightly archaic and the signal not very consistent, understandably in this rural area - no worse than in rural Shropshire! The cleaning lady visits frequently - perhaps too frequently; but if I owned this house, I'd be careful to keep it in order, too.

Stunning view over the White Mountains! Excellent tavernas in the area. Surprisingly short driving time to places - roads much better than expected, and a pleasure to drive on, if you know what you're doing. Having driven in Sicily, I can safely say driving in Crete is a piece of cake. There is a clutch of fools, but most drivers are careful, courteous and tolerant of others' slow decisions. Rethymno is about 15 minutes away, Chania an hour, Heraklion an hour and a half. Best of all is the drive over the mountains to the South Coast. Whatever route you take, the scenery is jaw-dropping!

A visit to Oikos 1900 is strongly recommended – but beware: the longer you stay, the more you'll drift into the Cretan way of life. It's an addictive state, from which it's hard to emerge!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Moved into a rural Greek Village for a week.

  • 5 of 5

A traditional house under snow-capped mountains up the winding narrow streets of a quiet village. The local owners are next door, know the area and give helpful advice without being at all intrusive. The village has a small shop and a restaurant. I wouldn't say service was fast but cooking was from the heart and the family that run it very welcoming.

The house is spacious and well equipped. It is no homogenised modern box but that is why we chose it. Plumbing had its rural Greek moments but anything odd was immediately sorted by the owners.

In 20 minutes one can drive to the beach and in this week in April have it almost all to one oneself. Water turquoise and 16 degrees though the shelf away is a bit steep for the little ones. The season is gearing up with everything starting in the second week of April which made us love it all the more. The village has only a very few holiday homes and is not overly 'prettified'. Rethymnon is also 15 minutes away and whilst it has its touristy moments there is still charm in its streets. Tailors, bead and ribbon shops and cobblers amongst the keyring, sunglasses and jewellery shops.

We have had a lovely week.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Wunderschön!

  • 5 of 5

Am Abend auf der Terrasse sitzen, mit Blick auf die hinter den "Weißen Bergen" untergehende Sonne, Käse, Oliven und ein Glas Wein. Ein Gefühl von Glück und Dankbarkeit, hier sein zu dürfen, umfängt uns.

Das Ferienhaus der Familie Niti-Skalidis bietet uns alles und mehr, was wir zum Wohlfühlen brauchen. Es ist gekonnt restauriert und erweitert worden. Spuren der Geschichte wie aufgearbeitete Möbelstücke, alte Fotos und Werkzeug sind immer wieder zu finden und verbinden sich harmonisch mit modernen Elementen. Zimmer und Küche sind groß und gut ausgestattet; mit 4 Badezimmern gibt es keine Wartezeiten. Der gepflegte Garten mit Pool duftet nach Gewürzen und Blumen. Orangen-, Zitronen- und Granatapfelbäume, von denen wir so manche Frucht geschenkt bekamen, bieten Schatten und ergänzen die Farbpalette. Abends kann man sich von der kunstvoll gestalteten Beleuchtung (Fr. Nitit) bezaubern lassen.

Will man diese Idylle verlassen, um die nähere oder weitere Gegend zu erkunden, kann man auf die Empfehlungen der Vermieter zurückgreifen, die über fundierte Kenntnisse verfügen, was die Insel Kreta betrifft. Wanderungen, auch durch weniger bekannte Schluchten, schöne Badestrände und Buchten, pittoreske Orte, Ausgrabungen, Museen, Galerien, Geschäfte und gute Restaurants haben wir durch ihre Tipps genießen können.

Mein Mann und ich waren mit 2 befreundeten Paaren in Oikos 1900 zu Gast. Uns allen hat der Aufenthalt außerordentlich gut gefallen. Auch in anderen Konstellationen, z.B. eine Großfamilie o.ä., lässt sich hier wundervoll Urlaub machen.

Gabriele Gerhardts

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

Super relaxed stay in laid back property

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the house for the second time (never done before - identical holiday destinations) and it was well worth it. The hosts are warm and welcoming, the place is in perfect condition with all conceivable amenities. The pool is well looked after and separated from the house and terrace which is a strong plus with little children as you never have to worry who jumps in next by accident...

To us September is a great month to visit Crete, Gonia might not be the hottest spot on the island but if you're seeking quietness, the sea close by (approx. 8 km, easy if you have a car), a tavern you could dine every evening, and if not eating out, a property with large kitchen and space to easily take four parties (as equipped with four separate bathrooms) Oikos1900 is your place.

We might even come back a third time...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

wonderful cretan style villa with very warm hosts

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home - even better than the pictures on the website. Spacious, clean, well equipped. Very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and generous hosts: knowledgeable suggestions, fresh local fruits and jams, and always available for help. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Excellent well-equiped villa with lots of charm.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely time at the villa. It is spacious, well-equipped and full of character. We had lots of fun in the pool, which is set in a beautiful garden, shaded by orange and pomegranate trees. The villa overlooks the village and the surrounding countryside, and is just a few minutes walk from the village square.

Konstantinos and Fotini were attentive hosts who welcomed us with some much-needed food, wine and raki on our arrival and cooked a delicious Cretan meal for us during our stay. They also gave us plenty of useful advice on places to visit.

Gonia is a pretty village with a friendly bar on the square, where we spent several evenings drinking the local wine. The food at the village Taverna was excellent, and there was also a pretty well-stocked shop in walking distance of the villa. There is also a fantastic butchers and bakers within a five minute drive, as well as several supermarkets within a 10 minute drive. Rethynmon was easy to get to, and the main town beach was really good, but the best beach was about 20 minutes the other way down the coast (Lappei beach). This beach had miles of sand, a fantastic bar/restaurant and great swimming conditions for the kids. Getting to the beaches on the other side of the island took about 45 minutes, and was worth it just for the drive which takes you through the most beautiful countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Chania 60 km, Heraklion 90 km
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
150
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
North coast road Chania-Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
150
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gonia, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
medium
1 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,053
for 7 nights
£1,053
£3,200
 
 
high
11 Jun 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 7 nights
£1,179
£3,874
 
 
Peak
11 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,769
for 7 nights
£1,769
£5,053
 
 
Medium
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
£2,527
 
 
Low
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£884
for 7 nights
£884
£2,527
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£842
for 7 nights
£842
 

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.

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