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Gardenia Garden House

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 21 nights


About the property

Lovely bungalow garden house on private estate. Beautiful views, quiet and peaceful setting within the garden of the main house. Amazing views to Souda Bay, the White Mountains, Apokoronas, and the open sea.

The garden house includes 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub/shower, a living room with open kitchen, and a separate WC with shower where the washing machine is placed. There is a spacious terrace / outdoor living area including a dining area, a BBQ, a sofa, and a hammock. The bungalow and its terrace is completely private (not visible to the estate’s other residents).

Prices quoted on this listing refer to 2 guests. An additional 2 guests can be accommodated on the sofa bed at a supplement. Rates include electricity and end cleaning. For up to 2 additional guests on sofa bed, there is a supplement of Euro 10 per night for the first guest and Euro 5 per night for the second guest.

Immediately above the bungalow is the property’s other guest house which sleeps 2. This house can be rented together with the bungalow thus accommodating a total of 6. For more information please see listing number 6556538.

Access to the bungalow is by a private driveway leading from the property’s gated entrance. Parking for 1 car is possible within the property.

Located on the Akrotiri peninsula of Chania, on the outskirts of the village of Sternes. The lovely beaches of Loutraki and Marathi are only a short drive away, as is the quaint village of Sternes.

Preferred guests are couples or families wishing to enjoy peace and quiet, respectful of the estate’s owners’ proximity. Maximum occupancy is 4, with the possibility for a cot for child up to the age of 2. Music/noise and conversation generated from the guests or equipment that they are using in and around the bungalow should be kept to a respectable level in consideration of the owners and must be reduced to a minimum after 9 pm.


The pretty village of Sternes is located south of Chania International Airport (no air traffic above). The village includes 3 places to dine, a gyro/souvlaki café, a tavern, and a Kafenion (local café). There are 2 minimarkets providing basic groceries, fruit and vegetables, a bakery, and a pharmacy.

Approx. 3 km below Sternes are the sandy beaches of Loutraki and Marathi. Both have shallow, crystal-clear waters, are well protected from the northerly winds of July and August, and are favorites among both tourists and locals alike. There are 3 places to eat in Loutraki; a beach café, a grill-taverna, and another lunch tavern. Marathi has a slightly larger selection of restaurants, one of them, Patrelantonis, considered to be one of the best restaurants in Chania. Equally good but with fewer selections on its menu is the beach fish-café of Rokakis. Fishermen in the family assure fresh fish and seafood on a daily basis.


2 km to the sandy beach of Loutraki with lunch café and 2 tavernas

3,2 km to the sandy beach of Marathi with 3 tavernas

1,5 km to nearest shop in the village of Sternes. Sternes also has a bakery, a pharmacy and 2 tavernas

7 km to the international airport of Chania

15 km to Chania, with its lovely old town and famous Venetian harbor

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Swedish, Greek, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Alexandra

I’m half Greek (from western Crete) and half Norwegian. I speak fluent English, Norwegian, and Greek, and have lived and worked on Crete for many years but reside in Norway. This amazingly beautiful island and its people always make me look forward to coming back. I am fortunate enough to be able to spend the entire summer working on Crete. I wish you a wonderful holiday and will do my utmost to make it so!

Why Alexandra chose Sternes

Peaceful environment, panoramic views you'll never forget, lovely authentic settings, far from mass tourism, yet near wonderful beaches.

What makes this bungalow unique

The panoramic views are magnificent!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Vanaf het eerste mailcontact tot en met het afscheid na ons verblijf, hebben Alexandra en haar moeder Elsa er werkelijk alles aan gedaan om ons thuis te laten voelen. Hun enthousiasme, gastvrijheid, maar ook de tijd die ze namen om ons de nodige informatie te verschaffen, was in 1 woord GEWELDIG en voelde als een warm bad. Zij zijn de beste hosts die je maar kunt wensen. En dan het huis: zowel het huis als het uitzicht zijn fantastisch. What you see is what you get: de foto's op de site geven echt de werkelijkheid weer. Wij hopen nog een keer terug te gaan en kunnen deze accommodatie bij iedereen aanbevelen.
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Sternes in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed in living room that sleeps 2 in beds.
  • Sofa-bed in living room that sleeps 2 on single beds.
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Gardenia Garden House
average rating of 4.882353 based on 20 reviews

Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay and as lovely as ever.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely as ever to have you!
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Magnificent views from beautiful Gardenia Garden House

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous 2 weeks at this very special bungalow. Alexandra sent us very detailed information prior to our visit and her son Alex and mother Elsa looked after us very well indeed during our stay. The accommodation was clean, comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The ever-changing views from the garden and terrace held our attention for hours, but we did manage to tear ourselves away to enjoy lots of interesting places within easy reach of the property. Favourites included Chania Old Town, Gouvernetou Monastery including the walk down into Avlaki Gorge to the sea, Aghia Triada Monastery, Botanical Park and Gardens, various gorge walks and of course the many beautiful beaches on the Akrotiri Peninsular. Thank you all for a wonderful holiday. Andrew & Carolyn

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An excellent stay at the Gardenia Garden House. The whole week was brilliant. Thank you Alexander for your warm Hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful - beautiful - private - great location - excellent view - Superb accomdations

  • 5 of 5

The location of this accommodation was excellent for traveling to other places to sightsee. The Villa has a wonderful view that you could enjoy for hours. Spectacular patio and garden, just beautiful, and so well maintained. The Villa is immaculately kept, and has everything a traveler could wish for. We can’t say enough about our gracious host Elisa who was so helpful and personable. Alexander was always available to answer our questions or assist us even before our travels, you can’t ask for more. We highly recommend this villa for anyone going to Chania Crete. We travel all over the world and this is one of our favorite places we have stayed. Ed, Andra, Sharon

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was clean and well equipped, exactly as it is in the photos!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic holiday! Alexandra and Elsa were perfect hosts.

Amazing views, wonderful weather, the most perfect relaxing holiday. The garden provided a wonderful source of fresh fruit and vegetables! Lovely clean beaches nearby with tavernas selling good quality food.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

lovely place to stay would recommend it to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Sternes, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 June - 31 August
25 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
21 night minimum stay
for 21 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.46

Rates include electricity and end cleaning. For up to 2 additional guests on sofa bed, there is a supplement of Euro 10 per night for the first guest and second guest on sofa-bed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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