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Beachfront villa with breathtaking views for one or two families!Discounts !!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beachfront villa, family friendly, up 9-10 pers. Chania -sea- countryside views

“The House by the Sea” - a country house in a lovely quiet position situated behind the middle of Chrissi Akti Beach near Chania. From most of the spacious rooms in the house there are panoramic views across the sea to the small island of Lazareta and the town of Chania. The traditional main building, one of the oldest in the area, has been carefully renovated to preserve its character.

There are two independent houses with a shared courtyard and garden and rented together.

Both houses are furnished and decorated with style and good taste and have a designer look. The prospect of a totally relaxing holiday in Crete close to nature is completed by the beach, patio and garden.

• Sea view house (10 stairs up) (accommodates 5 pers.).

Three bedrooms offer plenty of light and an airy atmosphere with most of the rooms boasting views of the sea and the garden. Interiors are large, light and spacious with furnishings displaying a mix of traditional Greek and modern facilities, The lovely sitting room has a large bay window seat to take advantage of the sandy beach and sea view. The entrance leads to the dinning room and living room, equipped with a fireplace, which adds an antique touch to the otherwise modernized house. Thick stone walls provide an authentic backdrop whilst keeping the house cool during the warm summer months. Outside, a sun lounge area overlooks the beautiful sandy beach, the ideal place to enjoy warm summer afternoons. There are two excellent verandas with breathtaking sea and countryside views.

• Garden view house – (8 stairs down) (accommodates 4 pers.)

The lovely living room and the bedrooms have big windows with a garden view.

The house has a bathroom, open plan kitchen and private parking.

There is an enclosed shared garden.

Our garden - 1000 m2

A pretty garden including an enclosed area, with lovely flowering plants/trees (lemon trees, olive trees, almonds, pears, apricots, despots, bees).

Everywhere you turn there is a careful attention to detail that provides a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere.

Also provided are hammocks, cribs, table-tennis, rackets, and seating corners to relax in the shade.

Facilities & Services

Facilities: Linen and towels, TVs, DVD player, Barbecue with long outdoor dining table seating 10 people.

Lounge areas with comfortable armchairs, fully equipped kitchen

Two outdoor dining areas : one in north sea view terace with two beautiful tables, one in the garden-patio with a lovely table with ceramic tiles, comfortably seating 9-10 people.

Three additional outdoor showers, Hair dryers, Hot water boiler, Fireplace, Private parking space up two cars.

Services: Bed sheets / towels change: twice per week, Baby cot upon request

More Details

Natalia Pimpli
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Natalia Pimpli

I come from Chania

I studied and I work as a civil engineer.

My family and I live in Chania.

This lovely country house, is the first house, built in this lovely area .

It is built just 10 m from the sandy beach of Chrissi Akti.

Repairs to the house were made with absolute respect to the architecture of the period of its construction. It is a house that I adore just see it, full of memories from childhood ...

Why Natalia Pimpli chose Makris Tichos

The property is as beautiful as in the pictures, with beautiful decoration and full of charm, the appartment clean and well equipped, the terraces dotted with flowering plants. The owners are absolutely charming while remaining very discreet.

Fantastic place, very quiet setting, recommend it to anyone who wants to spend a few days in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere!

The garden is an oasis in its own right with olive and bougainvillea trees encircling the house. This space provides ample opportunities for both relaxing and entertaining at the generous and shady garden table. From the garden, at sunset, the terrace lounge area provides an ideal setting.

Inside the property is an information book giving useful tips and advice to help you make the most of your holiday and the surrounding area. Other activities (water sports, sailing courses and other water sports) are available 2 km from the property.

500 m away there is also horse riding.

What makes this villa unique

For those loving the mountains there is on 15 klm to the wonderful mountain area of for example Therisso Gorge. On the way there are many mountain villages waiting to be explored, offering beautiful views and good old fashion traditional Cretan food. The surroundings offer all someone could wish, from lovely beaches to amazing mountains, from modern beach life to old historical places, all reachable in not more than 20 minutes.

Located very close to Chania with easy access on foot 30 min, by bus 10 min, taxi and car 7 min.

It is perfect for two friendly families....

Guestbook comments from the owner

Five stars with flying colors. So many positives in this place. I just wanted to highlight somethings that maybe are not mentioned that much in earlier reviews. The house is actually THE HOUSE of the beach area. If you look at the Chrissi Akti area from further distance you notice this house is pretty much the only house of that size, quality and yard size in the beach. It truly stands out. We felt like Hollywood celebrities while dining in "our own" sea view terrace. Garden was so nice. Grapevines, olives, plums, lemons, etc. I loved taking small naps in hammocks. Also the garden showers were great after swimming. We also used the grill many times. Very easy to use. Not to forget the table tennis, which was nice to play after swimming in afternoons. Rackets were in mint condition. There was also lot's of beach toys and games available. Our children also loved to explore the garden. All the worthwhile has been already said about the house. The house itself is very well kept and all the rooms were beautifully decorated. The view to the beach is so nice and we enjoyed some family dinners in the sea view terrace. It was lovely. Location is superb with taxi and bus stationa like 50m away or closer. Natalie and Yannis ("Jan") were super nice hosts and responded to our all requests very fast. All in all, five stars and would like to visit again. We were 5 adults and 3 children.
Jun 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Makris Tichos around the Chania

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bathrooms with Bath/Shower, WC, Hairdryers, washing mashines, towels, apivita shampoo/shower gel
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , It is a sofa bed up 2 pers. to the living room of s.view ap.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Child Bed , We provide child bed to the bedrooms 1 or 3
  • bedroom 1(18 m²):with 1 double bed, heating, bed-linen provided, wardrobe, lights, air condition, garden view-level 1 bedroom 2 (17 m²) :with 2 single beds, bed linen provided, wardrobe, lights, air condition, garden view-level 1 bedroom 3 (15 m²):with 1 double bed, heating, bed-linen , wardrobe, lights, air condition, sea-garden-mountain view-level 2 bedroom 4 (16 m²) :with 2 single beds, bed linen provided, wardrobe, lights, air condition, sea - garden- mountain view-level 2 bedroom 5 ( 9 m²) : with 1 single bed, heating, bed-linen provided, lights, fan, sea-garden view -level 2
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is an ideal getaway for guests yearning for a truly out of the ordinary retreat! The country house in Chrissi Akti is situated in the peaceful spot beach, and 2,5 km from Chania town. You can enjoy romantic dinners, sunset cocktails or sunset swims from the garden. A short walk - less than 3 minutes - will bring you to two other sandy beaches - the famous Agioi Apostoloi beaches. Board games, adult and kids' book library, DVD library provided. Hiking, walking in nature etc. A peaceful holiday, freedom to do what you like: The property is very private, being enclosed by walls. We visit once or twice a week to make sure everything is ok, and we always available should you need anything. We will send you detailed directions from which ever airport you arrive at, some notes about the house and the area, plus our mobile phone numbers, when you book. If you prefer to eat in, then our kitchens are very well equipped. The location is ideal, making excursions around the country


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Beachfront villa with breathtaking views for one or two families!Discounts !!
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A truly beautiful villa with stunning views out across the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay here at The House by the Sea. Absolutely loved it from start to finish. Natalia arranged all our transfers and was on hand if we ever needed her. This is an exceptionally stunning beach house with every amenity you could wish for. We will definitely be returning again.

Thanks Natalia for such a wonderful holiday.

Kind regards

Maria McGann

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria, I am so happy to hear that you have had a great time at our holiday home! Our season will have ended with your lovely review.....Thank you! I hope to see you and your friends very soon! Sincerely, Nataly
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Beautiful house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This house was one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. My boyfriend booked us and four friends this beautiful villa for 5 nights for my birthday, it couldn't have been more perfect. It is located just by the beach with huge windows to view out of and also has four terraces so that you can always see the sea inside or out but you have your own private garden if you prefer. It has an outside traditional barbeque and pizza oven. The house is split into 2 flats, 3 double bedrooms on the first floor and 2 double bedrooms downstairs so everyone has there own privacy. We also had a bit of trouble getting there as there were greek air strikes but Natalie (the owner) allowed us to change our dates last minute at no extra charge which was very kind and she also dropped us in some fresh pastries on our first day for breakfast. You have everything that you might need in the house and more. She even sends a cleaner every couple of days. Can't wait to go back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view and super location

  • 5 of 5

This house has a superb location "on the beach" with lovely view! The beach is clean and suits everyone and no need for a pool. The house is nicely furbished and has wifi, Tv and everything you need. The bus-stop to Chania around the corner and took only 10 minutes. Chania is a very nice old town with lots to buy and eat. Would recommend the house also for those having small children as the garden was very safe and childfriendly. You could always find a quiet place to relax here too. Thanks alot, Natalia, for letting us use your house and thanks for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a very good place to stay for one big family, or two families travelling together. The upstairs ("sea-view-house") is large and lovely. The downstairs ("garden-view-house") is nice and quiet, but the air is a little more damp. We were 9 people sharing it all, and that is perfect. Big garden, and wonderful view from the terrace. No need for pool, as the sea and beach is 10 seconds away. The bus to town stops just around the corner every 20 minutes. Only 5 minutes walk to some shops which have all basic things you need.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vi hadde en flott uke i House by the sea.

  • 5 of 5

Huset var fint, rent og hadde det vi trengte. Vi var 9 stykker, 6 voksne og 3 barn. Det var god plass til alle. Det ligger supert til like ved stranda. I hagen var det mulighet for grilling og avslapping. Jeg gir 4 gode stjener for huset. Området huset ligger i er greit, men jeg har sett finere plasser på Kreta. Et stor pluss er at huset ligger ikke langt unna Chania som har mye å by på. Det går ofte busser inn til byen, og buss-stoppet er like ved huset.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than the pictures!

  • 4 of 5

When we booked the house, I kept thinking there was going to be a catch. The house looked amazing in the pictures and I couldn't believe we would get such a great view and location for what we paid. When we walked in the house the view from the huge window in the living room took our breath away. We ended up grilling out in the backyard and eating dinner on the front porch every night. The garden was beautiful and everyone loved taking showers in the heated outdoor shower when we got back from the beach every day. Did I mention there is a very nice beach right across the street? No need to pack up everything you need when heading out, if you realize you forgot something it's a short trip back to the house.

The only reason I didn't give the house 5 stars is that the third bedroom upstairs isn't air conditioned and there wasn't a fan. Since my two year-old son was sleeping in there I went and bought a small fan and he didn't seem to have any problems being too hot. Maybe the fan will still be there for future guests?

That is really the only negative thing I could say about the House By The Sea and I would love to go back. Definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Airport Chania-I.Daskalogiannis
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
National Road Chania-Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Chrissi Akti
Car: not necessary

Chrissi Akti area (2,5 kilometres west of Chania: about 7 minutes' drive from Chania town centre without traffic)

From the I. Daskalogiannis Airport of Chania:

If you arrive at the airport or seaport of Chania taxis are readily available. A taxi from the airport of Chania to Chrissi Akti Beach will cost 35 Euro ( 30 min.) The local bus connecting to the city (terminal at 'Square 1866') runs every 15 min. till late at night.

1. Travel from the airport to Chania Town Center then follow the signs for Kisamos on the old national road beginning at the north-west side of Chania. After 2.5 km turn right at the traffic lights where there is an Eco gas station on the corner.


2.From the Airport drive to Souda, and there join the motorway E75 towards Kisamos, then at the second intersection, just after Chania, take the exit to the right and cross the main road, turn immediately afterwards right a little uphill and continue straight until the traffic lights. Once the lights turn orange ( there is an Eco gas station on the corner) and go across .Then, follow the road to the beach; the house is on the left-hand corner (red house with red roof tiles and tall trees). Entrance from the street on your left (4 Papanikoli Street ).

From the N.Kazantzakis Airport of Heraklion:

Travel from the airport to the E75 motorway, then follow the signs for Rethymnon and Chania. Just after Chania, take the exit to the right and cross the main road, turn immediately afterwards right a little uphill and continue straight until the traffic lights. Once the lights turn orange, go across and follow the road to the beach; the house is on the left-hand corner (red house with red roof tiles and tall trees). Entrance from the street on your left (4 Papanikoli Street).

GPS coordinates: 35.511932 Latitude, 23.989515 Longitude

Scheduled flights to Athens arrive daily from just about everywhere. You can then either fly on to Crete or take the overnight ferry. Aegean Air is generally a bit cheaper than Olympic for the domestic hop Athens-Chania, and you can book online.

We can arrange for a taxi or hire car to meet you at Chania airport or Souda ferry port.

Chania airport is about 30 minutes drive from Chrissi Akti

Ferries :If you fly to Athens airport there is a bus to Piraeus (the port of Athens) which takes about an hour, or you can take a taxi. Make sure your flight arrives in time to get to the port.

The ANEK line ferries usually leave Piraeus at 21.00 and arrive at Souda (The port for Chania) at 05.30 am the next day.

The return ferry leaves Souda at 21.00 and arrives at Piraeus at 05.30.

They are very comfortable and you can book a cabin.

Souda is about 10 minutes' drive from Chrissi Akti.

Walking from the house to Chania town:

Continue along the beach of Chrissi Akti, through Aptera beach, continue along the beach of Nea Hora and arrive at the Firkas Forte in the Old Town

It is a very nice bike ride.

Finding us by bus

Buses start at “Nea Katastimata” square, and it is about 10 minutes' ride to the house.

The bus stop in Chrissi Akti is 50m from the house.

Our beach

Chrissi Akti (2,5 kilometres far from Chania at the West) :

“The House by the Sea” is located directly in front of the majestic Chrissi Akti Beach on the north side of Crete. The idyllic beauty of Chrissi Akti Beach is known by all. Stretching for over one kilometre, Chrissi Akti is blessed with pure and natural golden sand. The water is shallow so it is safe for children. The island in the middle is visible from a great distance and it can be visited by boat.

Walking 300m up the beach heading west, you arrive at Agioi Apostoloi nature area where you find two sandy beaches, a park with a playground, a small forest of pines for walking, jogging, and picnics. Also there are family restaurants, big & small supermarkets, and tourist and car rental offices in the surrounding area.

Many other beautiful beaches are around, such as Glaros, Aptera and Kalamaki.

It’s a good base if you want to be close to town without being in it. It’s also very useful if you have children (the beaches are safer than most beaches on the northwest coast). The beach is a sandy cove with clear water, well organised, with canteens on the beach as well as facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sun beds, umbrellas, sea sports etc). Informal volleyball games can also be played in the afternoons and body surfing and windsurfing atop the waves is possible. During the summer season a lifeguard is on duty.

Chrissi Akti is an convenient area, 7 minutes' drive from the centre of Chania (a town that stays alive even in winter), where you can enjoy a rich night life, good food, shops and marketplaces and you can find pretty cobbled Venetian streets lined with shops. A 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the house, there are great restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets ranging from those providing local cuisine to the more international choices.

About the area:

Just outside of Chania, in the NW part of the island, a safe neighbourhood with houses and small hotels, nature beauty, and good transport to Chania town

• Shops in the neighbourhood: confectionery, grocery shop, mini markets, bakery, cafes serving breakfast & lunch, pharmacy, ATM/bank, food markets, restaurants

Local Activities: • beach • swimming • walking/hiking • beach volley • mini-golf • playground • horseback riding • water sports • diving

Nearest Airport: I.Daskalogiannis Airport 16 km away

Nearest Ferry: Souda port 8 km away

Nature area 500 m away (the famous Agioi Apostoloi beaches) – a short walk, less than 3 minutes.

Getting there: Located very close to Chania with easy access on foot (30 min), by bus (10 min), taxi and car (7 min without traffic).

Chrissi Akti is a convenient area: the seasonal residence is located 5 minutes from the highway Chania - Heraklion, Chania - Kissamos. Convenient locality for trips in the summertime to all regions (Elafonisi, Falasarna, Palaiochora, Ballos, Grambousa, Sougia, Samaria Gorge, Rethymnon)


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

We calculate exact prices for the number of days that you spend in “The House by the Sea” summer house. Our prices include water, electricity and heating (if needed). The prices are up 9 -10 persons. For 4-6 pers. on request. Ask us for special offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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