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17th-cent.Villa in the heart of the picturesque Old town with sun terrace & BBQ.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Historical Villa 120m², 2 high-ceilling bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fireplace,view.

A.K.RESIDENCE is a 17th-century villa of 120m², renovated during summer 2014.

Located in a quiet alley in the heart of the picturesque and very happening historical area of Chania Old Town, is next to the Venetian Harbour.There are lots of shops, restaurants and bars right below but the house is an oasis of peace and comfort as soon as you have stepped back inside.

Elegant, sophisticated interior with antique furnishing, authentic art, soft colourful fabrics, lots of lights and details.

It consists of two spacious high-ceiling air-conditioned bedrooms with very comfortable king-size and queen-size beds with Aloe Vera memory foam mattresses and pillows and one single bed. Total 3 beds that sleep comfortably five adults.Each of them has a flat screen TV, seating area, study, while in the 1st floor bedroom there is an indoor fireplace.

The residence has two luxurious bathrooms.The ground-floor bathroom has shower and a bathtub.The upper bathroom on the terrace level has shower and a top load washing machine.

The ground floor kitchen is spacious, cute, fully equipped.Tea and coffee amenities.Welcome treat.

The romantic roof terrace offers outdoors BBQ, 2 sunbeds, dinette/seating area, old town landscape view.

A.K. RESIDENCE provides free Wi-Fi throughout, cable TV, BBQ, Heating, Air conditioning,towels, bedsheets, toiletries , shampoo, laundry hanger, iron, ironing board, hair-dryer,First Aid Kit , Fire Extinguisher, cleaning materials, coffee amenities, welcome treats , a removable folding table and chairs set for enjoying the alley , a child's travel cot and a high-chair.

Fresh linen and towels twice a week.

More Details

Aikaterini Kanataki
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Chania in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upper floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washing mashine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2nd floor Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , There is also one baby travel cot 40 inches wide.
    1st floor Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each bedroom is air conditioned with a flat-screen TV and has its own sitting area with armchairs, coffee table or desk. Antique furnishing. The beds are extremely comfortable with Aloe Vera memory foam mattresses and pillows .
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(16 traveller reviews)

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17th-cent.Villa in the heart of the picturesque Old town with sun terrace & BBQ.
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Excellent stay - great location!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 6 nights here in late June - 2 adults. Host was responsive and finding the place/host was straightforward other than the fact that you cannot drive right up to the unit since cars are not allowed in old-town. Location was ideal - restaurants/shops right out the door. Only a few hundred meters from the harbor. A/C worked well (it was hot when we visited). Safe, secure area. Clean and well furnished. Washer was small but more than sufficient. Be aware that this is a 4 level unit (top level is one of the bathrooms and deck) - so lots of steps.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ben You have been ideal guest. Please come again soon. Best wishes for lots of trips Katerina
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Lovely old house in the heart of Chania Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Everything ran smoothly from our very first communications with Katerina, with swift responses and clear instructions and Constantina met us at the house as arranged, on our arrival from the airport. There was a welcome basket of fresh fruit, salad ingredients for a Greek salad and a really good array of store cupboard ingredients. The house is situated in a traditional narrow street and oozes character but has been refurbished to a high modern standard whilst still retaining immense charm. The décor is a clever mix of antique and modern style with some really interesting art work Breakfast and lunch on the roof terrace was one of our most abiding memories of a lovely holiday. The roof terrace is accessed via a loft style ladder so may not be suitable for very young children or anybody with mobility problems. The house is very well equipped and real attention to detail-full range of toiletries left in both bathrooms, plenty of washing powder etc. There a couple of lovely family run tavernas a few doors down from the house, which we can thoroughly recommend-good locally sourced food, beautifully cooked and a hospitable Cretan welcome. The beautiful harbour is a short level walk away but you feel that you can step back from the hustle and bustle in this property giving you the best of both worlds. We particularly enjoyed exploring the surrounding old town with its eclectic mix of tavernas and shops-there always seemed to be something new to see. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and can't recommend the house and the service we received highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed and situated home in the old city

  • 5 of 5

My wife, I and our 18 year old son just spent eight wonderful nights at this gorgeous property situated in a quiet street in the old city. The home worked great for us as a family with the two queen/double-sized beds and the single bed in the loft. The kitchen was well equipped and met all our requirements and the roof terrace is an absolute delight for breakfasting, drinks in the evening and even dinner.

The location was ideal; being in the old city, but just a bit to one edge which meant it was a generally quieter than toward the harbor yet still convenient to everything.

Katerina is such a caring hostess and guided us throughout the process making it remarkably easy for us to both secure and get to the house ultimately. Constantina met us there promptly upon arrival and got us situated and oriented, answering all our questions. She and Katerina provided us welcoming ingredients for a Greek salad, fruits and even a bottle of refreshing Cretan white wine and some beers to get us properly launched.

We really had a marvelous stay and the house surpassed our expectations. We'd recommend it (and probably will!) without hesitation to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous in Chania

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited Chania (me, my husband and 11 year old son) and really enjoyed our stay at Katerina’s! This apartment is in a perfect location, within the Old Town, accessible to all parts of Chania, and only about a 5-10 minute walk to the Old Venetian Harbor. The apartment is spotlessly clean, and contains anything you can think of needing. For those travelers who may have trouble walking up stairs, be aware that this apartment is of the original old style, and there are steep steps leading vertically to each room/landing. Having said that, it is fully renovated and modern inside, including very good air conditioning, hot water, all appliances including hair dryer, and excellent WiFi. Upon our arrival in Chania, Katerina was waiting for us at the apartment, showed us around, and we were delighted to see that she had provided treats in the fridge, including a bottle of wine, bread, milk, coffee, etc. In addition, a very large modern supermarket is only 5 minutes away. The rooftop was a fun feature, and the beds good quality and extremely comfortable. Mid-way through the week, the housekeeper came and cleaned up and changed the sheets and towels. We really enjoyed our stay, and I highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous!!! Lovely and full of character. Great location and very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a week in this lovely apartment. We loved its character and its comfort. Our daughter really loved the mezzanine bed in the second floor as a secret den. A great location to be in Chania, near all the amenities in the old harbour and an easy 15 mins walk to the beach. Katerina gave us a warm welcome and plenty of advice on places to go and eat when we arrived. All fantastic. I would certainly recommend a stay in this house. Thank you Katerina!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming place in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

This is a charming and well-located home base to enjoy the many pleasures of Old Town. You can walk around to the many outdoor restaurants and cafes, and shops where artisans sell their beautiful clothing, jewelry and crafts. The picturesque Venetian Harbor of Chania is nearby. You can also easily step out of Old Town into the city and walk to the bus station for travels elsewhere in Crete. The place is a small, vertical home – 4 floors. For each bedroom, the bathroom is on a separate floor. Katerina was a very helpful host, and responded right away to any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cris for staying with your lovely daughter in my property and appreciating its amenities. This house is very old . It was built before the seventeenth century in the Hebrew neighborhood of Old town according to the typical way locals built their houses in old town. I wish you visit again soon.
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Car: not necessary

During your stay in Old harbour of Chania you can enjoy Segway tours , traditional horse-car tours , boat trips to Balos , Gramvousa and the nature reserve island Thodorou where you can spot the famous Kri-kri goat.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £13.46 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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