"@TheEasySouth Beach Cottage": Join those few that discovered this remote untouched paradise. Surrender to the hot summer nirvana of unexplored Cretan South. Allow landscape's mystic aura soothe body/mind & wash away trouble. Rediscover the real You through Asterousia's energy, Crete's sacred mountains. Swim virgin beaches alone, hike magical lanscapes or just chill out untroubled & lazy, guilt-free. Just 50m from beach. Genuine Cretan hospitality by hosting enthusiasts, not professional hosts
1. Amenities [most hotels would be jealous of such a list!]
-Bottles of free to use homegrown organic extra virgin olive oil and raki (the Cretan vodka from grapes)
-Free filter coffe, Cretan wild herbs tea, handmade jams
-Filter coffee maker, kettle, toaster, small blender/smoothie maker
-Kitchen paper towel roll
-Iron & mini tabletop iron board
-Shampoo, shower gel, hand-washing gel dispenser, free extra toilet paper rolls
2. Feel good equipment! [you're here to have fun, remember?]
-Wooden saiz-long chairs with twice table
-Mini portable barbecue with coals, ready for use
-Beach saiz-long chair
-Folding bed for sleeping under the stars on those hot Cretan summer nights
-DVD case with more than 50 movies to watch from laptop with DVD player
-Classic games: cards, monopoly, chess, backgammon, scrabble etc.
-Gas storm lamps for lighting your romantic evenings
3. Main Bedroom [aspiring to be no less than an upscale hotel room]
-Double bed 1.50 m wide
-Anatomical memory foam mattress
-Liquid/stain proof washable mattress cover to ensure mattress purity & cleanliness (newly washed on every arrival)
-Anatomical shaped memory foam pillows (double set)
-Extra light blankets in case of a cool night (very rare!)
-Linen set includes: 3 types of towels (hands, face, shower), 2 sheets, 2 pillow cases. There is one extra linen set in stock for every 2-3 nights of stay
-Handmade bedside mats
-Ceiling fan for effective and healthy ecological cooling
-Low height triple-door closet with hangers, shelves, drawers
-Luggage low table
-Chest for putting away used linen
4. Small Lounge with kitchen and desk [small but effectively all-inclusive]
-Expanding/Retracting sofa that serves as double bed (1.50 m wide)
-Retractable, floor to ceiling full height curtain that isolates sofa bed from rest of space. Kitchen can be used without annoying those sleeping on sofa
-Kitchen cabinets: double row in height, 3 meters long
-Kitchen utensils: everything imagined and needed to a full-time occupied main residence
-Main electric appliances: electric stove with grill oven and range, microwave oven, double door fridge, kitchen hood to remove cooking smell.
-Vintage Cretan desk with chair suitable for laptop or writing
-Emergency light that lots up automatically when power is out
-Side by side with the Beto but accessible from the main veranda. Less than 10 steps from bedroom door
-Industrial/marine decorated: external copper water pipes, vintage water handles and accessories
-Shower with two water exit alternatives: either movable spiral "telephone" shower or ceiling shower head
-Anti-mould shower curtain
-Shower anti-slip bamboo mat
-Case for toothbrushes and multiple towel hangers
OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE (The real star)
>Fully covered, a lot more surface than indoor. Fits perfectly with all year round hot climate where indoor space is rather auxilliarly serving only cooking and sleeping.
>Main veranda on the ground floor taking up the whole cottage length. Covered with chestnut tree log pergola and bamboo panels. Built-in super-long deep sofa, perfect for afternoon naps or hot summer night sleeping under the starry sky. More than enough room for a 6 chair dinning table.
>Upper veranda above the indoor space taking up all of its footprint. Accessible from the main veranda through staircase. Also covered the same way as the main ground floor veranda but the sea view from there is absolutely breathtaking. The best place to enjoy morning coffee, swing on the hammock swing, drink afternoon aperitifs or listen to the sound of the sea amidst the quiet night.
Our village is 60 km away from Heraklion airport & it is not accessible with public transportation.
Local bus stops in a previous village (Pyrgos) 16 km away, so a car is necessary.
The route from Heraklion passes through three villages of Heraklion prefecture: Archanes-Charakas-Paranimfoi and ends to Treis Ekklisies village. The last 4 km to the village is dirt road but it's flat and in a very good condition, suitable to be driven comfortably by a small conventional passenger car.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
-There is no cleaning service in between your stay. The house will be in perfect condition cleaningwise upon your arrival. There will also be available the house's full set of cleaning equipment (brooms, mops, detergents) so you can suit yourselves the same way you do in your own home.
-There will be 1 extra set of linen (sheets, towels etc) for every 2-3 days of stay.
-Village's grocery store is open from start of June till start of September. Outside this season groceries can be done on your way to Treis Ekklisies in the village of Harakas or Pyrgos where relatively large super markets are. The house is usually stocked with dry food, homegrown vegetables & fruit enough for 2-3 full days
-At least one beach tavern is open non stop from start of April till end of October. The other two open from start of May till end of September
-Due to the rugged landscape only one of the three cellphone signal providers in Greece (company name: COSMOTE) offers signal for cellphones. If (when you're in roaming mode) your national provider doesn't cooperate with COSMOTE, then your cellphone will be inactive. However communications can be made through the high speed internet available at the house. You can make phone calls via all internet VoIP services
-For hygienic reasons, there are no waste bins inside the village. There are two large containers at the village entrance. So put as many of your garbage as you can in the large garbage bags provided and when filled take a short 1 minute drive till the disposal containers.
-During August, there might be short temporary interruptions in water supply (2 or 3 total, non-consecutive days, one day at a time). The house is equipped with water reservoir capable to fill all water needs for 2 consecutive days. Dishes, toilet flushing, showers can be done as usual, only the water flow will have less preassure than normal
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not infant-friendly (0-2 years)
Our little house has been accustomed to receiving lots of love from everyone that has spent time in it.
Please be considerate and share some of your love with it, too. You will keep it happy and that will show on the next guests!