"The house by the sea" villa
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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
• Sea view house (120 sq.m, 10 stairs up, sleeps 5 (+2)).
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 dining 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 verandas with excellent view.
The Sitting / Dining Room
A lovely bright spacious room with a large bay window offering stunning views out to the sea/garden/ countryside/ Chania town, with two sitting areas, fireplace and the dining area. (It also features a double sofa-bed. TV, DVD player, video and CD/radio). A classic cosy dining room with eight comfortable dining table seats.
Fully equipped modern light kitchen with all appliances for a comfortable stay (refrigerator, electric oven and ceramic hob, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, dishwasher, and independent heating system for the winter.)
Double bedroom with fantastic view across the bay, the garden and the mountains.
Twin bedded room with fantastic view across the bay, the garden and the mountains.
Single bedroom with fantastic view across the bay and the garden.
Elegant bright bathroom with shower, washing machine, hair dryer and towels.
• Garden view house – (100 sq.m, 8 stairs down, sleeps 4 (+2).
The lovely living room and the bedrooms have windows with a garden view.
The house has a bathroom, open plan kitchen and private parking.
There is an enclosed shared garden(1000m2)
The Sitting / Dining Room
A lovely bright and spacious room with a window view to the garden and dining area (including sofa, small tables, bookcase, TV, DVD player, video and CD/radio, console & mirror). a classic cosy dining room with six comfortable dining table seats.
Fully equipped modern kitchen with all appliances for a comfortable stay. (Refrigerator, electric oven, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, and independent heating system for the winter)
Double bedroom with view across the garden.
Twin bedded room with view across the garden.
Elegant bright bathroom with shower, washing machine, hair dryer and towels.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chrissi Akti|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: I. Daskalogiannis Airport 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Facilities: Linen and towels, TVs, DVD player, Barbecue with long outdoor dining table seating 10-12 people.
Lounge areas with comfortable armchairs, fully equipped kitchen
An outdoor dining area with two beautiful tables, comfortably seating 10-12 people.
Three additional outdoor showers, hot water boiler, fireplace, private parking space, cribs, table tennis.
Services: Bed sheets / towels change: twice a week, baby cot upon request
|Further details outdoors|
Our garden - 1000 m2
A pretty garden including an enclosed area, with lovely flowering plants. For families with children the garden offers an unique safe environment due to the closed fences around the property. 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.
The property is as beautiful as in the pictures, with beautiful decoration and full of charm, the apartment 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 house is splendid and has all sorts of details.
Not suitable for people with mobility problems.
Charter flights to Chania (or Heraklion) are available from many European countries including the UK, Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Italy, France and more.
“The House by the Sea” is available from 2pm on the day of arrival.
Guests are requested to vacate the house at 10 am on the day of departure.
We will try to be as flexible as possible. This will depend on each individual case and other bookings.
If we are notified in advance we will try to accommodate guests with difficult flight times. Luggage storage is no problem.
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.
The houses are not suitable for guests with mobility problems. The houses can be rented together, 10 people in 2 friendly families or couples. Animals is allowed.
The Crete region
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- 9,94 mi away
Nearest Ferry: Souda port 8 km- 4,97 mi away
Only 500 m away there is the famous Agioi Apostoloi beaches – a short walk, less than 3 minutes.
For those loving the mountains there is only 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.
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)
Chania town, located a short drive from the beach house, claims the title of the island’s cultural capital. Make your way through its colourful neighbourhoods to visit the most important sites, such as the Venetian harbour, the Archaeological Museum, the lighthouse and the covered market, and gain an understanding of how the city's multilayered history has unfolded. Do take the time to also include in your explorations some of the exciting, hidden spots off the beaten track, that reflect the eclectic mix of influences that has given Chania its very unique atmosphere.
Chania’s hinterland claims the prize for the most spectacular mountain and coastal scenery. Away from the crowds, the sweeping beauty of the island will captivate you. Head for the Lefka Ori Mountains to walk down some of its dozen limestone gorges – of which Samaria Gorge is the longest, best-known and most spectacular. Follow rugged coastal paths along the south coast and visit the laid back coastal resorts of Paleochora, Sougia, Sfakia and Elafonissi. Take leisure drives through the countryside, dotted with picturesque villages, farming land, chapels and scattered ruins.
Spots of interest:
Monuments in Chania town: the covered Municipal Market, the Venetian fortifications, the Egyptian Lighthouse, the Synagogue, the Fortress of Firkas, the Mosque of Giali Tzamisi, the Arsenals, the Orthodox Cathedral.
Small typical villages: Polirrinia, Deliana, Therisso, Vamos, Gavalochori, Macheri, Douliana, Fres, Vafes.
Beaches: Falassarna, Balos, Elafonissi, Paleochora, Sougia,
Natural monuments: Samaria National Park and the gorge, Agia Irini, Imbros, Aradena and Syrikari, the lagoon of Balos and the island of Gramvousa, Elafonissi.
Archaeological sites: Aptera, Polyrinnia, Falassarna, Lissos, Diktynna, Fort of Itzedin, Phalasarna
Museums: Chania Archaeological Museum, Nautical Museum, Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Collection, Historical Archive of Crete, the Folk Art Museum of Gavalochori,
Monasteries: Agia Triada of Tzagarolon, Gouverneto, Gonia, Chrysoskalitissa, Chrysopigi, Katholiko in Akrotiri, Saint George in Karydi.
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6 Jul 2014
"Perfect base in Chania to explore Crete"
We had a wonderful stay at The House by the Sea. The house and grounds are perfectly situated across from a lovely beach, clean, spacious, and stylish, and well appointed with modern amenities. Chania… More
16 May 2014
Hieno perhekohde, tilaa koko meidän porukalle eli 7 aikuista ja 4 lasta ( iät 3,5,10 ja 11). Varaaminen sujui helposti ja omistaja Natalian kanssa oli helppo sopia kaikista käytännön seikoista ja… More
24 Sep 2013
"Everything for great holidays!"
We spent a very sweet week at this house in September 2013!The house is so cosy and lovely and the beach nearby is really fascinating! All the rooms are tastefully decorated. View from the terrace is … More
18 Apr 2013
"This is a first class property, equipped like a home, not a rental and a front row seat to the beach."
This was our first trip to Crete and won't be our last! We loved the location of the property and the surroundings. It's a 40 minute walk down the beach to Chania town. The beach is just over a minor road away and very picturesque. The beach is bordered by rocks on one end and there are beautiful water pools to explore if you walk up the hill and look down over them. We visited at the beginning of April and it was beautiful and warm. The wind was strong the first day and then died down. The beach was very safe for even young children. The house is close to town but in a quiet neighborhood. Our group was composed of us two parents, our four children, ages 13 to 4 and a set of grandparents. The house is set up perfectly for being together but also having your own space. The sea view apartment has a wonderful wooden deck that has a breathtaking view of the beach and ocean. The property is large and completely surrounded by a fence and gates which keeps everyone feeling secure. There are grocery stores a short drive from the house and even a few small stores within walking distance. The beds were on the hard side. Natali is very helpful and offered to change sheets and towels during our stay. It is nice to be able to park the cars inside of the gates. Everything is in very good shape and Natali definately has a good eye for color and detail.
3 Dec 2012
We have been 2 weeks in November. Its perfect quiet in this time in chania.
The House is direct by a wonderful beach. The Beach is sandy and flat to go in.
All in the House is working good. The kitchen is better equipped then at home.
The Chimney in the house gives warm in the not so warm evenings.
In the low season all the Taverns around the beach are closed, but
with the Rental Car are you in 5 Minutes in the town where you find all lot of Restaurants, Pubs and Supermarkets. The owner are nice and uncomplicated.
For us it was the perfect Holiday!
27 Oct 2012
"Great property, fantastic location opposite a beautiful beach"
This great property stands almost on the beautiful beach of Chrissi Akti. The house comprises two apartments, one is two bed and the other three bed. The garden has a lot to offer too, plenty of spaces to be in or out of the sun, there are even hammocks, a full size table tennis table and toys for children. We flew to Chania airport and got a taxi. We didnt need a car. There are local restaurants and supermarkets within easy walking distance. When we wanted to venture into Chania itself, we took the bus - the bus stop is only 30 seconds walk from the property. Buses are all day up to 11pm and run three times an hour. It takes about 15 minutes into Chania. This property would suit couples wanting a quiet holiday (like us) families or larger groups. The apartments are very well resourced, there is everything you would need. The golden, sandy beach is clean, the sea is gently sloping and if you want to rent them, sun loungers and sun shades are available. Natali and Iannis are very helpful, friendly and welcoming and very good hosts.
22 Oct 2012
"A perfect holiday in a beautiful house by the sea"
We spent a perfect week at the house. It's both ideal for relaxing and for activities as swimming (10 m to a nice sandy beach, very clear water) or table tennis (in the garden). Shops are in walking distance. The location is also perfect for exploring the northeast of the island. The house is very generous in space and equipment and decorated with very good taste. You can walk at the beach to the beautiful city of Chania. The garden is very nice with hammocks and outdoor kitchen and shower. We fully recommend it - especially for families.
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