Master BedroomSecond bedroom. Two single beds. Large space, wooden floor and ceilings, en suite bathroom. Nice balcony with view to the front yard and garden
Traditional elegant Cretan Mansion
Traditional elegant Cretan Mansion


Entire home/flat

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds


Entire home/flat

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

This is a renovated Cretan Stone mansion, located 2 km from the center of the city of Chania. The distance to the closest beach (Agioi Apostoloi) is a mere 5 minute drive, and a little more for all the other world famous, blue flagged beaches.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £11 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £22
Weekly Discount: 5%

Description

The space

This is a renovated Cretan Stone mansion, located 2 km from the centre of the city of Chania. The distance to the closest beach (Agioi Apostoloi) is a mere 5 minute drive, and a little more for all the other world famous, blue flagged beaches of the Northwest part of Chania.

There is space to accommodate 6 people in total, maybe one more if they are OK sleeping on our comfortable sofa at the ground floor living room. There is the master bedroom with a queen sized bed.

Right next to this room there is a common space, with our library of books (please take care of them…) where you will find a sofa bed able to accommodate two more people preferably kids.

On the other side of the house, you will find the third bedroom with its en suite bathroom. In there you will also find two single beds (please see pictures), a gorgeous balcony overlooking the ground floor patio and gardens, a few board games, some books, closets etc.

We have strong stable free ‘n’ fast WiFi. Also in the house, you will find clean and fresh, top quality, linens and towels. Handmade organic soaps, shampoo and all the essentials will be there for your arrival.

There also is an iron and hair dryer stored in the house for if you need them. The Washing machine can be used for free by our guests.

Our house is equipped with all the necessary amenities, appliances and equipment for a relaxed and worry free stay. After all we live here as well so there is a more than stocked kitchen, oven, fridge/freezer, pans and pots, cutlery, kettle, toaster, coffee filter, sugar, salt, pepper, coffee and various Cretan herbs.

In our spacious stone built living room you will find two super comfortable sofas, a large flat TV and a fireplace.

Our front yard, patio and gardens are your own to do as you feel. It’s a private area and safe for kids. In the flower garden and the small family field surrounding the house, you will find plants and old varieties of trees where fresh juicy fruits still grow.

We also continue to grow our own vegetables. We have our own small family production of vegetables, dairy products, eggs and meat. From time to time we may pass by to take care of the small field, pick up vegetables and feed our few domesticated animals like chickens and rabbits. If you want, you can join us in this soul liberating procedure of working the field and being connected to nature. We will give you fresh vegetables, you will be able to taste our products and participate if you feel like it. It’s up to you.

Our house’s history dates back to the Ottoman period. It was inhabited by our ancestors at the year 1922 during the population exchange. We tried hard and think that managed to save the architecture of this beautiful building, the culture it resembles, the stories and unforgettable moments it carries on its thick stone walls and saved an important part of our cultural heritage.

Guest access

You can access all parts of the House

Interaction with guests

We are available to help you if there is anything you may need. From time to time we may pass by to drop off some fresh vegetables and other organic fresh products from our family's gardens.

The neighbourhood

Our home is "well hidden" from the main road so it is quiet and the conditions are perfect for relaxation after an excursion to the sea or mountains of Crete. In the neighbourhood you will find all you may need. There are shops, ATMs, supermarkets, ovens and coffee shops.

House is located on a strategic point, just a couple of km far away from the city centre at the eastern part and no more than 2 or 3 km of distance to the world famous beach complex of Agioi Apostoloi to the west. You can also experience the mountainous areas quite easily since the exit to the highway and the country back-roads from our home is just a 500-700 m. distance.

Just to name a few more unique nearby destinations there is the ancient city of Aptera with Classic, Roman and Byzantine monuments some 20 km far away from the house.

Also at about half an hour’s car distance radius from the house you will find monuments of great historical and architectural significance at unique locations of natural beauty, monasteries and temples dating back to the Byzantine empire.

And of course some hidden gems and unique beaches that would be happy to share with...some of our guests. :)

We will be more than happy to send you our own curated map and personally handpicked locations and points of interest. Crete has beautiful beaches and it’s an island known for that, but it has so much more to offer. Amazing routes to follow, hikes to walk, gorges to explore, villages and people to meet, food and products to taste.

A unique culture, history and climate offering a mixture of feelings and experiences. Few leave and never come back.

Getting around

We are, more or less, 10 minutes of distance by car, from the port of Souda, if you follow the highway and 20 minutes far away from the airport. There are more than frequent bus stops. During working days there are buses passing by every five minutes going to Chania centre and the nearby beaches.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)

If possible no shoes on the upper floor, turn off lights and appliances when
you are out of the house. Please throw the garbage in the bin every night.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews


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Jayne User Profile
April 2017
Words cannot express enough how much we enjoyed our stay at this special place. Situated just out of the hustle and bustle, a feeling of countryside with exceptional hospitality from Maria and Stavros. Fantastic location for exploring nearby beaches and accessing the National Road to go further afield. Two bathrooms, spacious courtyard and well maintained, comfortable interior makes for a great space suitable for 4 individual adults to stay. We had a great time and looking forward to stay there again, in the not too distant future , when we return to the Garden of Eden that is the beautiful Island of Crete.

Sarah User Profile
October 2016
Nikos responded promptly to my questions prior to arrival and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. Upon arrival Stavros was a wonderful host! Extremely welcoming and friendly, he even offered us a homemade local dessert and was very engaging with our baby. We really enjoyed staying in his home and getting to meet him!

Ben User Profile
September 2016
More cosy than expected, beautiful up surrounding setting and courtyard, adorable animals and fresh produce/delicacies supplied by the incredibly warm and accommodating hosts Maria and Stavros - so nice that we extended our stay!!

Olivia User Profile
September 2016
A beautiful house, with wonderful hosts! Maria and Stavros were wonderful- friendly, helpful and welcoming. Maria makes a mean cheese pie, with homemade cheese made from their goats! Delightful people and a wonderful place to stay. Good location to walk into town and place to park, so perfect for those wanting to go for day trips

Giovanni User Profile
August 2016
The best experience we ever made trough Airbnb. Maria and Stavros are two perfect hosts and we recommend them and their beautiful traditional house to every traveler who use Airbnb to visit Chania. From the beginning they were wonderfully kind. They welcomed us with care, attention and with a big pie full of their traditional cheese. Delicious! The house is well placed if you are going to visit the most famous and beautiful beaches in the area or the center of Chania. The house is really traditional, hidden inside a private courtyard, it seems almost magical. Near the house there is a vegetable garden and a small farm. Sometimes, always very discreetly, Maria and Stavros have brought us vegetables, cheese and fresh eggs for lunch or dinner. They always helped us with a lot of patience. They advised us what were the most interesting places and restaurants in the area (perhaps with fewer tourists). We are truly satisfied with our stay at this house and when we will return to Chania we will choose this solution. Definitely.

Colin User Profile
August 2016
We had a great time staying here for 10 nights in August. The house is very charming and set away from the main road which was what we were looking for. The pictures are accurate and we were very pleased with all that it had to offer us. The family who owns the property lives next door and are very sweet and kind, helping us get settled, providing advice on what's nearby and even going as far as to treat us to some home made cheese pies (a must have!!) as well as fresh vegetables, fruits, and home made wines. Their generosity and hospitality made us feel like we were staying at a friends place and not just another Airbnb, which was a very pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed this aspect of our stay. In addition, Nikos, who manages the property, was very helpful and responsive before and during our visit ensuring we were never left wanting in terms of information & guidance. We would certainly recommend this place to any other couple or small family looking for a quiet location, away from the busy tourist area with easy access to the main road into Chania as well as out to the highway for day trips/adventures.
Nikos User ProfileNikos is a superhost.
Response from Nikos:
Collin, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Maria indeed is super friendly and a great person. Please know that it was a joy for her as well to host you and please be aware that you are always welcome anytime you decide to visit us again!!
August 2016

Maryam User Profile
June 2016
Nikos was extremely helpful and quick to respond in detail to any question we had especially questions about what to see and do in Crete giving us a wealth of insider tips. The house was very sweet, and the home owners even sweeter. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome with warm Cretan pastry snacks on our arrival, fresh cheese made by the owner with milk from their goats, eggs from their chickens, tomatoes, red and white local wine, bottled water, local olive oil and local bath products. The house was absolutely spotless. In a great location 5 min from Chania harbour by car.

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Nikos User ProfileNikos is a superhost.

My name is Nikos and I live in Crete. This beautiful island at the south of Greece full of history and hospitable people. I adore this island. Everywhere the smell of Sea, Mountain Herbs, Olive and Orange trees is blended with the unique people of this island. People who have a story to share.

Please have a look at our properties. I am the CEO of guesteasy. A startup located in Greece and soon expanding to other European areas. We offer services for homeowners and guests.

Concerning homeowners, we help them manage their home and the complicated logistics of every step involved in this great sharing economy environment.

Concerning guests, we help them find the perfect home, according to their needs and find solutions to every inquiry.

We are 24/7 available and reply almost instantly to every and each of your questions!

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