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Traditional village house, sea views, beach 10min walk,West Crete

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Drapanias - The House of Kerash Bey

Spacious living for 8-10 people (4/5 Beds 5WC) in quiet seaside village

'Kerash Bey' is a traditional Creten house located in the old village of Drapanias in the Bay of Kastelli Western Crete, surrounded by olive groves & mountains.The house has a large fully equipped kitchen & dining area on the first floor leading on to an enormous vine covered terrace overlooking the village, & olive groves down to the sea. Also on this floor is a lounge with TV,DVD stereo & book case, and a bedroom with en suite facilities & large private balcony facing east.

Ground floor set around an internal courtyard has 4 double bedrooms, two of them very large with en suite, sofa & doors to small garden, two further double or twin rooms share a large bathroom. An additional family bathroom on mezzanine floor has toilet,shower,jacuzzi & wash/mac. 10/15 min walk to 7 km beach,pool,tavernas,bars. 'On-Hand' help and advice from English/Greek speaking local!!!!

Car recommended for trips to other beaches,gorges,mountain walks & archaeological sites

E.O.T. # 1042K91003068101

  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Allan Curry, Helen More
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2016


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Traditional village house, sea views, beach 10min walk,West Crete
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful house in cozy, little village

  • 5 of 5

It was the second time in Kerash bey already, and we just love it! The house is perfect for us, and so are the surroundings. The owner is great and everything works. It's a little bohemic, which suites us well. The roof terrace under the vines is just wonderful!

The village is tiny and quiet. Nice bakery, and a very small Minimarket. A very nice restaurant down by the beach, both fish and other food. Even though there is a bus to Chania and Kissamos you need to have a car to get around.

We will definately go back as soon as possible!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful Cretan house in a real place

  • 5 of 5

We (two families with children) stayed in this beautiful house in the heat of August, and really appreciated the large cool rooms with elegant fans, the open internal courtyard, and the shade of the amazing plants on the huge terrace. If you want an easy Greek holiday lazing on the beach with English-speaking tavernas, poolside bars and shops on tap, this isn’t for you. If you are interested in something a bit closer to real Cretan architecture and life, it certainly is. The house is reached along a street beside the church, too narrow for cars. Many of the other houses are single storey with tin roofs, and the occupants spend their days in the street on plastic chairs chatting. They were very friendly, but not sure they were that impressed with our perpetual ‘kale meera’. The baker down the road seems to be always open, with wonderful warm bread and a few pasties. There is a very small minimarket, and a local fruit/veg truck which appears occasionally selling tomatoes and peaches, but otherwise it is a car journey or bus ride into Kissamos for the bigger shops. Imported food is expensive, though, so bread, nectarines, tomatoes, olives, cheese and honey were our main diet. The local beach at Nopigia is a hot 30 minute trudge along an empty road lined with dusty olives and drying onions, at least in August. There is a good taverna when you get there, but this isn’t exactly the height of tourist-ville either. The local town of Kissamos is quite busy but in a rather sweet way, with an amazing little museum of local Minoan pots and Roman mosaics. Chania of course is wonderful. Highlights of our holiday (apart from the house) were the snorkelling, particularly at Falasarna, which has an amazingly beautiful beach and clear water, as well as a ruined town from 600BC – no sign of much development since other than some huge polytunnels. A similar length drive and a very hot walk up a mountain took us to the equally ancient town of Polyrinnia where we scrumped too many figs. The gorges were stunning - sheer walls of rock, and relatively easy walking in the shade due to the abundant plants and trees – we went to the local Rocca gorge, and to the Sougia gorge on the South side of Crete. The long journey to Sougia over the mountains was memorably breath-taking, and indeed completely terrifying back home in the dark. My daughters however would say that the highlight was none of these amazing sights, but the 3 week old puppies of the extremely kind owner!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alice, it was lovely having you all here! And thank you for writing what you thought of the place. I hope it helps others who are considering coming to make up their minds. One way or the other.... FOR THOSE CONFUSED BY THIS REVIEW: Nopiga isn't the nearest beach, Drapanias Beach is and it's still 15 minutes walk from the House. The tavera mentioned in the review was fabulous but it has since closed (yes, very sad, I know!). The gorge that 'ends' near Sougia is called the Irene gorge. The 'Rocca" gorge is near the village of Roka
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Excellent house. Maison magnifique.

  • 5 of 5

Une maison superbe, conforme à la description. Un patio (avec des plantes suspendues), une très grande terrasse (couverte de vignes), 2 balcons et un petit jardin. Plusieurs salles de bains. La cuisine est entièrement équipée + barbecue. Beaucoup de livres, de CDs, DVDs et des jeux + accès à l'Internet par WiFi. Le propriétaire sympatique, très disponible. La maison se trouve dans un village calme, avec des habitants hospitaliers. Une belle église et un parc pour les enfants à proximité. Une grande plage (très bien) pas loin, on peut même y aller à pied. Dans le village - une épicerie, une boulangerie, 2-3 tavernes. Une maison parfaite pour aller aux plus belles plages de Crète: Phalassarna, Elafonissi et Balos, visiter Chania, passer tout simplement le temps à la campagne crétoise. Une route qui longe la côte ouest est particulièrement pittoresque. Beaucoup de charme, une maison agréable. Thanks a lot!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely the top! Authentic, lovely details, spacious, clean and absolutely big enough to give host a group o* 9 people ! Our host was a big help and very charming. We really loved the house , the laid-back atmosphere in the village and dream about te next vacation! There is no house on the island that can compete with this !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Séjour exceptionnel

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été d'émerveillements en émerveillements dans cette maison ultra charmante où tout est fait pour que votre séjour soit inoubliable.

Le propriétaire a fait preuve d'un accueil exceptionnel en nous aidant dans l'élaborations de nos randonnées, nous renseignant chaque fois que nous en avions besoin et en nous faisant goûter les plats traditionnels crétois.

Hébergement à recommander absolument!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Gelungene Ferien

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten unsere Herbstferien (Oktober 2009) als "Großfamilie", d.h. 9 Personen aus drei Generationen, in Kerash Bey und sind hellauf begeistert!

Das Haus entspricht in jeder Beziehung der Beschreibung und enthält genug Platz für so viele Menschen. Die Lage des Hauses mitten im Dorf, nahe an der orthodoxen Kirche (mit entsprechendem sonntäglichen Geläute), vermittelte uns das Gefühl, wirklich "auf dem Land" zu sein. Hinzu kam, dass die um uns herum wohnenden Menschen uns alle freundlich wahrnahmen und ansprachen.

Die Einrichtung des Hauses, speziell auch der Küche, ließ keine Wünsche offen, da wir alles benutzen durften, hatten wir das Gefühl einer unglaublich großen Gastfreundschaft. Dies wurde erst recht durch die Vermieter in England und unseren Betreuer vor Ort mit Leben gefüllt.

Die formale Abwickling der Vermietung verlief wohltuend souverän und vertrauensvoll. Die Betreuung durch Yannis auf Kreta war extrem herzlich und fürsorglich. Wir wurden z.B. am Flughafen abgeholt und später zurückgebracht, es war für uns eingekauft und lecker gekocht worden, und am nächsten Tag erhielten wir ale notwendigen Informationen zum Dorfleben, den Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und den Stränden.

Unserer Ausflüge waren sehr unterschiedlich. Aufgrund der Lage bieten sich Stadtausflüge nach Chania und Rethimnon und Umgebung an, es gibt phantastische Wandermöglichkeiten im Westen der Insel, auch der Weg in den Süden lohnt sich und ist machbar. Weitere Ausflüge, z.B. Richtung Heraklion, sind zeitintensiv (Fahrzeit 2 - 2 1/2 Std.) und nicht "mal eben" so zu machen.

Dagegen ist der schöne und von Yannis empfohlene Strand gut zu erreichen (30 Min. Fahrzeit) und bietet manchmal eine aufregende Brandung.

Wir hatten nicht durchgängig schönes Wetter. Mit Regen muß man im Oktober rechnen, aber es war nie so kalt, dass wir ernsthaft gefroren hätten. Nur für abends, auf der Terasse, wurden die Vliespullover herausgeholt und für die Nacht war es auch gut, eine Decke mehr auflegen zu können. Alles in allem war es ein wunderschöner spätsommerlicher Urlaub in einem malerischen Haus, mit einer extrem netten und fröhlichen Betreuung.

Wir haben dieses Haus bereits weiter empfohlen und werden es sicher noch einige Male uneingeschränkt tun.

Noch einmal herzlichen Dank!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania (CHQ)
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Kastelli Kissamos
Nearest Golf
200 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
1500 Metres
Car: recommended

The house of 'Kerash Bey' is close to the 7km beach where you can swim (child friendly) snorkle, go fishing, eat at the local tavernas or just have drinks in the evening by the beach.

The peninsulas & surrounding mountains & gorges offer great scope for walking, climbing & trekking also suitable for mountain biking & cycling where you will discover a host of wild flowers in the spring & maybe catch site of Griffen vultures circling above.

There are many more beautiful beaches to be visited within an hours drive of Drapanias which will take you through spectacular mountain scenery & remote picturesque villages.

There are many ancient sites to be explored locally including the Venetian fort of Gramvoussa (boat trip) later occupied by Turkish pirates (& founders of Drapanias village) & Helenistic ruins of Pollyrenia & Fallasana.

The Venetian Port of Chania (25km) is great for eating out round the harbour, shopping down Leather lane or dancing to Cretan music in the bars & tavernas.

Other Activities: painting and drawing facilities/materials. seasonal festivals and parades.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Drapanias, Chania area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178

Deposit of 33% of full amount must be paid on confirmed bookings,

Payment details will be discussed at time of booking.
Breakages must be paid for, please. This is my home.
Breakage deposit of 200-300 Euros will be returned in cash at conclusion of Holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Drapanias in Crete

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , large
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Donkey room - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Arch room - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , ensuite
    Cream room - 1 Double Bed , share bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Rooms have fans and shutters to keep house cool. Wooden and Bamboo balcony furniture Water is heated by Solar Panels Electric oven, Gas hob. Parking is very close as this is an old house in an old village with streets for donkeys rather than cars. Fluent Greek/English speaker on hand to help and advise if you wish.

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