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Sarah

Member since: 2008
Speaks English

Beautiful stone villa private heated pool peaceful countryside Crete wi fi

19 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Chania

Private, secluded and relaxing. A very special place for a memorable holiday.

The house is a beautifully restored old stone cottage with idyllic private heated pool surrounded by stone path and grass, with two hammocks stretched between olive trees.

It offers the perfect place to get away from it all; nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains, within minutes of great beaches. The house is off the beaten track, a charming cottage, offering relaxation and comfort, plus all the facilities of a ‘home away from home’.

The tastefully furnished accommodation comprises a spacious living area, with comfortable settees and dining table and chairs. The Kitchen has everything you need including: fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, Coffee Machine, juicer, blender, toaster,washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, Satellite, CD/MP3, Wifi Internet and downstairs bathroom with toilet and sink. Upstairs there is an air-conditioned double bedroom, a twin bedroom, balcony and bathroom with fabulous corner bath and shower.

Outside is a private heated swimming pool. Fantastic Barbeque area, outdoor tables and chairs, gardens, hammocks and sun beds and a wonderful outdoor hot and cold shower. The Garden and pool area are very private and tranquil.

We are happy to offer recommendations for trips, and will direct you to some of the many excellent tavernas. Please note car hire is essential and we can arrange this.

We can arrange all kinds of activities and tuition, for example: Water Skiing, Scuba Diving, Gorge, Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, guided and unguided Mountain Biking, painting classes, etc.

Heated Pool ! The pool heating will generally increase the water temperature by approximately 4°C - 6°C from the ambient water temperature at the time (up to a maximum of 26 to 28°C). The water may therefore still feel cold even where heated. please ask for more details.

EOT Licence no: 1042K92002982801

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Sarah (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English

What makes this villa unique

We are open throughout the year! Visit Crete without the crowd`s. Winter flights with Eazy Jet or Ryanair to Athen`s then a 50 min hop to Chania Airport with Ryan Air! Winter is a great time for walking, painting, drawing, exploring etc etc. Car hire is cheap and readily available as is wood for the cast iron stove. Visit in November and see Raki being made in the Villages! Please call or email for any advice, information or special offers .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review # 9447147 "Pure relaxation!"

The description of the property corresponds with reality. Very suitable for a quiet-seeking couple or parents with up to two children. It is a beautiful, well maintained, cozy cottage, with everything you need. The garden is idyllic with pool and BBQ. The hosts are very friendly, helpful and straightforward. From the airport in Chania rd, 45 minutes away by car. From the house in about 10 minutes by car located in the neighboring Platanias, a Lidl, where you get everything you need. The house is very well hidden. Hot tip: the car should be a really small car. The roads in Crete in general and in particular to the house are narrow.

We can recommend the house, location and landlord couple fully. We have not relaxed so much for a very long time.
Sep 2014
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5
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Beautiful stone villa private heated pool peaceful countryside Crete wi fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Beautiful retreat in a small village outside of Chania

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sarah and John's villa for 4 days in July, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage was very comfortable and well-equipped - ideal for two of us, but also had a couple of extra guests staying the spare twin room for one night. The garden was the perfect place to relax, swim and bbq. The area is surrounded by orange trees and figs, and while the cottage was next door to Sarah and John's house, it felt isolated and private. There is the Nostas vinyard nearby.

We had a rental car which I would say is essential for staying here, and being relatively close to Chania, meant that we were not too far from supermarkets, beaches and restaurants.

Sarah and John were very welcoming, and gave us some good tips about nearby tavernas and activities. John even popped round for a bottle of raki, which we happily emptied over good conversation.

Highly recommend this villa for peace and quiet, and enjoying some of the amazing local produce that Crete has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

lovely villa in the heart of the Cretan hills

  • 5 of 5

Small but perfectly formed, we had a fantastic week in this villa overlooking some spectacular countryside. The villa was very clean and well maintained, as was the pool.The garden offered plenty of sunspots but also plenty of shade and we all spent a lot of time chilling out and reading in the hammocks or on the sunloungers!

The owners John & Sarah give us some top tips for the best local tavernas, including a very isolated one right up in the mountains with incredible views over to the coast. We also got the nod for the best local beaches (all about 25 minutes away), either for sand or activities.

We came away feeling that we had seen and experienced a lot of authentic Greece and that makes a proper holiday. We will definitely book to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Homely retreat offering privacy, peace and access to Western Crete.

  • 5 of 5

This is a really comfortable cottage that feels like a log cabin, although it is a reconstructed old village property part way up the mountains. The garden is small but perfectly formed, very usable, with wonderful views from every seat and just like the photographs. It feels totally private and the owners are not intrusive which we appreciated very much having stayed in a property before where the owner let herself in and out during our stay. The directions given by John were helpful, if a little too detailed, as we took several wrong turnings and felt a small sign would have been useful at the sharp right after the dip. We were met at the gate by Sarah who showed us into the main room, pointed out the information book to read and left us in peace to explore with a jug of lemonade (bliss) and some fruit. The info book became our guide as it had great ideas on places to visit and things to do. The cottage has everything you might need, including a comfortable bed, juice squeezers (used every morning), extra blankets (we didn't need) dishwasher tablets, BBQ (not used as we are veggies but all stuff supplied), children's toys, wood for wood-burning stove as well as all the necessary stuff. The weather was not perfect but the pool remained at 22-24 which was wonderful in the evenings. We saw John and Sarah when we went out to the car a few times and they produced wine, rakki, and eggs. Thank you so much! This is a place that you could return to over and over again as it felt like home. If you value peace, privacy, tranquil views, a great central location and are up for driving a small car on dodgy roads go for it! Tip: buy a huge bag of oranges/lemons/grapefruit (really cheap!) at the start of your stay from a local producer to make fresh juice every morning.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Hope to see you again soon!
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5

A wonderdul and peaceful stay in Crete

  • 5 of 5

We spent ten marvelous days at the cottage with our daughter aged 3 years. The house is cosy and well-equipped, the garden is a perfect place to have some rest between two dives in the swimming pool. We enjoyed to be near the old city of Chania and to be so closed to the beaches and the moutain for small walks with our daughter.

It's little to say that John and Sarah were very kind with us: John was waiting for us at 1:00 am to be sure we find the house after leaving an homemade cooked in the fridge !

They provided us some fresh eggs, an excellent limonade and fresh fruits among other tasty things all along the stay. They know the country very well and give us some good advices to visit the area.

We warmly recommend to stay at the cottage !

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

L'endroit rêvé

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 2 semaines merveilleuses avec notre petite fille de 10 mois dans la maison de John et Sarah.

La maison est bien équipée même pour les bébés : baignoire, lit parapluie chaise haute, jeux et même mixeur pour faire purées et compotes. L'extérieur est vraiment très agréable, avec une très belle vue et malgré la période à laquelle nous avons passé notre séjour (début du printemps), la température de la piscine était très agréable (20°-22°C) et nous avons réellement apprécié le coin BBQ.

L'intérieur est également agréable et plein de charme, idéal pour une famille avec enfants. Au RDC, la maison se compose d'un bel espace salon-cuisine avec tout le nécessaire avec en plus une (très) petite salle d'eau. A l'étage, se situe une vaste pièce avec lit double, une salle de bain et une chambre attenante.

La maison est bien située (à Patellari) à 45 minutes de l'aéroport de Chania, 30 minutes de la ville de Chania qui vaut le coup d'être visité, à 10 minutes de platanias et des commodités (boulangerie, supermarché,...), à 45 minutes de l'entrée des gorges de Samaria (malheureusement fermées en cette période), à 1h des magnifiques plages de Balos et d'Elafonisi, de Sougia et à environ 1h20 de la très belle Preveli Beach.

Nous avons également réellement apprécié toutes les petites attentions de nos hôtes : des paniers avec bois pour le poêle (les nuits étant fraiches en cette période), oranges, pamplemousses, citrons, œufs, vins maison particulièrement appréciés à l'apéritif, nous attendaient sur le perron à chaque fois que nous rentrions de nos excursions ou alors que John soit venus nous chercher à la sortie de la voie rapide puisque nous arrivions de nuit et avions peur de ne pas trouver notre chemin.

Bref, nous avons passé un agréable séjour.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We spent two wonderful weeks with our little 10 month old daughter in the home of John and Sarah. The house is well equipped even for babies: bath, cot highchair, games and even blender to puree and stewed. The exterior is really nice, with a great view and despite the period in which we spent our stay (early spring), the temperature of the pool was very pleasant (20 ° -22 ° C) and we really enjoyed the BBQ area. The interior is pleasant and charming, ideal for a family with children. On the ground floor, the house consists of a beautiful living room-kitchen area with everything you need plus a (very) small bathroom. Upstairs is a large room with double bed, a bathroom and a bedroom suite. The house is well located (in Patellari) 45 minutes from Chania airport, 30 minutes from the city of Chania, which is worth a visit, 10 minutes platanias and amenities (bakery, supermarket, .. .), 45 minutes from the entrance of the Samaria gorge (unfortunately closed at this time), 1 hour from beautiful beaches of Balos and Elafonisi, Sougia and about 1h20 from the beautiful Preveli Beach. We also really appreciated all the little touches of our hosts: baskets with wood for the stove (the nights are cool in that period), oranges, grapefruit, lemons, eggs, wine house particularly appreciated as an aperitif, waiting for us on the steps each time we returned from sightseeing or while John is picked up at the output of the fast lane since we arrived at night and were afraid of not finding our way. Overall we had a pleasant stay. Many Thank`s We hope to see you again!
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Tranquil and peaceful setting with great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very cosy and well-equipped with everything we needed, including coffee maker, toaster, washing machine, hairdryer, large fridge-freezer etc.

The outside space was private and peaceful. We really loved the swimming pool and the barbecue area, and the views all around were breathtaking.

John and Sarah, the hosts, were really welcoming, and after our long journey, we appreciated the basket of goodies they left for us. They were also a great source of local knowledge, They found a great place for us to do water sports and recommended lots of beautiful beaches, as well as some lovely tavernas, where we tried some of the local specialities.

We would highly recommend this cottage and are already looking forward to going back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Hania
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The House is only 10 minutes from the wildlife lake at Agia and just 15 minutes from Platanias and Gerani. The fantastic water park at Limnoupoli is also just 15 minutes. There is a beautiful (and not too busy) sandy beach and sheltered bay at Agia Apostoli only 15 minutes by car. Directions in the house!

The popular Hania town is 25-30 minutes. The Samaria Gorge is easily accessed across the White Mountains and the smaller and quieter Agia Irini Gorge is less than an hours drive.

Elafonissi, the spectacular island of pink sand is approx 1hour and the beaches of Falassarna 45 minutes.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Chania, Chania area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Summer
19 Aug 2016 - 30 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£700
 
 
mid -late summer
31 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£279
for 3 nights
From
£93
£650
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£700
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£700
 
 
late Spring
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£571
for 5 nights
From
£114
£800
 
 
early summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£675
for 5 nights
From
£135
£945
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£893
for 5 nights
From
£179
£1,250
 
 
late summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£535
for 5 nights
From
£107
£749
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£257
for 3 nights
From
£86
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 25% deposit is required on booking and the balance can be paid 8 weeks before the start of your holiday or on arrival in cash.
The price Includes everything, for example cleaning, sheets, towels etc. fuel for fire if needed. Longer Winter lets available discount for longer periods,please call or email for more details!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Chania, Greece

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Large corner bath with shower. Outside hot and cold shower by pool. Downstairs bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Two bedrooms, one with double bed and one leading from main bedroom with two singles. Baby cot and highchair available free of charge. Lots of storage space in wardrobes and drawers. Air conditioning in main bedroom. 5th person folding bed available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The area surrounding the house presents numerous opportunities for exploration and sightseeing, walking, cycling, motorbike trail riding, gorge walking and horse riding. All kinds of water sports, including kayaking, water skiing, wind-surfing, scuba diving snorkeling, fishing etc. We can arrange all these activities for you and can organize car and motorcycle hire and for you to be met at the airport. Chania, with its old harbor and waterside tavernas and bars is only 20 minutes by car, and the sandy beaches of Elafonissi, Falassarna and Paleochora just over an hour by car. Heated pool option available please ask for more details.

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