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Olive Hill House-Ch, Sea View, Large Garden

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Comfortable 3-bedroom home in the countryside nestled in the olive groves with a view to the sea. Country quiet with the convenience of being only 15 minutes away from the center of town, and 5 minutes by car from the area's 4 lovely sandy beaches.

A perfect combination of countryside living while near everything—shopping, nature, culture, plus easy access to excursions. In this true neighborhood home, one can experience life as a local with the privacy that few homes can offer. This unique combination of a quiet retreat and its close proximity to the city of Chania offers the best of both worlds.

The house was built on our large family plot of several acres, on the hillside overlooking the olive groves and the sea below. The location of the home is ideal, because it is an a sparsely populated area and therefore the home offers privacy and quiet while being near all the practicalities of daily life (supermarkets, shops, bus stop, gas stations, cafes, restaurants, all within minutes, and only 1km from the general hospital), nature (beaches and park minutes away!), and culture (the Old Town of Chania).

Just two kilometers from the center of Chania, with its museums and charming preserved Old Town and the famous Venetian harbor, and one kilometer from the National Road, where one can easily take off for excursions into the White Mountains, the one and only Samaria Gorge, the beaches of southern Crete, as well as Balos beach on the northwestern tip of Gramvousa, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean.

The home, positioned in a way to make use ideal use of light and shade, keeping the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, is of a country-modern style, offering modern comforts with a nod to country living. Using traditional local materials of stone and wood, the home is decorated with simple but quality furnishings, while the plentiful windows frame countryside views wherever the eye may rest.

The fully equipped kitchen is spacious and features a large dining table, stove, oven, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, coffeemaker, water boiler, and all the cooking utensils one would need for a home-cooked meal.

Each of the three spacious bedrooms is equally tranquil, all letting out to the gardens. The largest bedroom of the three features a loft with a second double bed.

The gardens of the home offer a whole other world. With two gardens of 400 m2 full of flowers and trees, there are many spots to sit and enjoy quiet and nature during the day. One can enjoy meals on the veranda, at the large wooden dining table, overlooking the olive groves and the sea, or retreat to a secluded spot in the garden to read a book, practice yoga, or drink a glass of wine while tending the barbecue.

The house is located in an ideal locals neighborhood with very friendly neighbors (the next two houses are family, my sisters!), and is private yet not isolated.

Chania’s Golden Beach, which can be seen from the house, is a quick bike ride and a short hike down the hill, for those who don’t want to use the car, will take one right down to the beach. Just beyond there are several other coves and a green pine forest for exploring and hiking, as well as a children’s playground. A treat for the children is the nearby Golden Fun Park, with games, bowling, and ping pong, while parents can relax with their coffee.

Chania’s Old Town with its Venetian Harbor, cafes, restaurants, tavernas, and boutique little shops, is a short drive away by car, and also serviced by bus within walking distance down the hillside to the main road.

A car is idea to get the most out of the area, but the bus can also be used (bus station walking distance--the way back a bit up hill however!)

Please note, the home is located on the hillside, so while it is very convenient to walk down to the beach and to the bus station and shops, the way back is a bit of an uphill walk. There is easy access with the car, however note that the short last bit of the drive is a country road, so it is perfectly drivable but not paved.


Nearest beach: Chrisi Akti, 1.3km (4 min by car, 17min walking)

Agioi Apostoloi Beach 2 km

Bus stop: 900m

Pharmacy: 900m

Bakery/Pastry shop:900m

Super market Planakis(24h open):900m

Super market VASILOPOULOS: 950m

Super market SYNKA: 1,4km

Super market LIDL:1,6km

Multistore JUMBO: 1 km

Gas station: 1,1km

Playground GOLDEN FUN PARK:1,4km

National Highway :1km

Chania : 2 km

Agia Marina: 7 km

Platanias: 8 km

Port of Souda: 10km

Chania Airport : 17km

Balos Beach:50km

Elafonisi Beach:70km

Herakleion airport: 142km

The time of arrival and departure depends on the reservation we have before and after your stay. We always make every effort to offer you a completely clean house as soon as possible and of course, depending on the arrival time of our next guests, a late check-out may be available.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About The Owner

I was born and raised in Chania, and I believe Chania is one of the most beautiful cities together with its hospitable and friendly people. My favorite travels are close to home in southern Crete with its beaches and in the White Mountains of Crete, just as I remember them from my childhood.

I am used to hosting my friends and family in large groups and love getting together with everyone to share food and good times together. This is what my home is all about.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Makris Tichos in Vamvakopoulo

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Olive Hill House-Ch, Sea View, Large Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Nice house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is set in a bed of olive and flower trees, cut off from the bustle of Chania but a short drive to the heart of the city - Old Town.

We enjoyed staying home and having barbecue in the garden but also loved hitting town or the beach, which was even closer.

Danai was friendly and professional. She even brought us some traditional Greek dessert on our last night.

It was lovely staying at her place!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth, you and your friends were so polite and respectful of my home, treating it as it was your own, and I really appreciate your lovely review! I would be very happy to have you back as my guests the next time you are in Chania!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at Danai'a place. The house is just stunning and it's got everything you could wish for to have a comfortable and enjoyable holiday. She was extremely accommodating and made everything posible to make us feel welcome. Xania can seem very touristy at first but if you spend only a little time choosing your visits destinations you'll surely find the most charming Cretan places and characters. We left in love with it all...

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr zu empfehlen

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen! Das Haus ist einfach toll und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und sehr willkommen! Die Lage ist toll man erreicht alles sehr schnell und trotzdem ist es herrlich ruhig vor allem die überdachte Terasse haben wir sehr viel genutzt! Unsere Vermieterin war sehr herzlich und liebenswert! Die Ausstattung und Größe des Hauses und die Lage lassen keine Wünsche offen und wir würden gerne wieder dort Urlaub machen immer und immer wieder❤️❤️❤️

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passe 4 jours dans la superbe maison de Danai qui a pris soin de nous donner rendez-vous a Chania pour nous guider. La maison est tres agreable et parfaitement bien situee. Assez proche de Chania tout en etant un peu a l'ecart ce qui offre du calme et aussi un peu de fraicheur. La vue depuis le jardin est superbe et le confort total. On se sent tout de suite bien dans cette location et ce fit un reel plaisir d'y sejourner. Je la recommande sans aucun doute. Merci encore a Danai pour son accueil et sa gentillesse.

We spent four days in the beautiful home of Danai who took care to give us an appointment in Chania to guide us. The house is very pleasant and perfectly situated . Close enough to Chania while being a bit has the gap which offers tranquility and a bit of freshness. The view from the garden is beautiful and comfort. One immediately feels good in this property and it was a real pleasure to stay there . I recommend it without a doubt. Thank you still Danai for its hospitality and friendliness .

Mael, Tom, Janic et Stephane (FRANCE)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Chania Daskalogiannis Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Souda Port
Nearest Motorway
950 Metres
Vamvakopoulos/Omalos Junction
Nearest Beach
1.3 Kilometres
Aptera Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Makris Tichos, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Sept 20-Oct 2018
21 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

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