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Dotira, a sophisticated home! – Home 5792533 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Dotira, a sophisticated home! – Home 5792533

  • Villa
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

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Villa / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from manager

Description

We welcome you to Crete and the picturesque village of Mesi, built on a lovely position, on a small hill of 300 meters above sea level! Dotira Guesthouse, is a two-storey stone mansion of the 18th century, which has a surface area of 166 square meters and the surrounding plot one of 350 square meters.

Thanks to the recent careful restoration the house adheres to the traditional architecture and offers our visitors the experience of a special sojourn. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, were used, respecting the house’s history and its traditional elements were preserved and highlighted: the bathroom, the fire place and the water trough at the terrace.

Layout

Outside Area

Externally, the villa is built in a classic, yet modern way, where stone and rustic feeling prevail! At the outside area there is an inner courtyard, with a lovely siting area and a traditional wood oven, making it ideal for al fresco dining! Also, there is an amazing garden with local

We welcome you to Crete and the picturesque village of Mesi, built on a lovely position, on a small hill of 300 meters above sea level! Dotira Guesthouse, is a two-storey stone mansion of the 18th century, which has a surface area of 166 square meters and the surrounding plot one of 350 square meters.

Thanks to the recent careful restoration the house adheres to the traditional architecture and offers our visitors the experience of a special sojourn. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, were used, respecting the house’s history and its traditional elements were preserved and highlighted: the bathroom, the fire place and the water trough at the terrace.

Layout

Outside Area

Externally, the villa is built in a classic, yet modern way, where stone and rustic feeling prevail! At the outside area there is an inner courtyard, with a lovely siting area and a traditional wood oven, making it ideal for al fresco dining! Also, there is an amazing garden with local herbs and flowers, right next to the wonderful 20 m2 and 1,40 m deep private pool, where our guests can relax, enjoy the fresh country air of Mesi and the soothing environment of the house! The court yard and pool terrace create a rustic, romantic atmosphere, where you will love spending your morning and evenings!

Ground Floor

The yard offers access to the former stable of the house, which has been converted to an attic, featuring a working area, with a desk and an extra double bed on a special construction, on the upper level. This room provides total privacy and internet access, if you need to work on something!

Entering the property you will see the spacious living room with a great open fireplace, a rustically decorated, fully equipped kitchen, with a dining area, perfect for indoor dining with your family or friends and one bathroom.

First Floor

Beautiful wooden stairs lead the guests to the upper floor, where guests can find three lovely bedrooms (two double and one twin) and a WC. Balconies from the first floor enjoy a stunning view of the whole area, olive groves and an open view on the Cretan Sea!

Supplementary alternative activities – agritourism

Stone is a source of energy and helps getting close to nature and the earth! Dotira Guesthouse gives you the chance to choose from a plethora of alternative activities, individually or in a group, which offer bodily and spiritual wellbeing and therapy, such as walking, herb picking, soap making, hiking and visiting archaeological sites, monasteries and local monuments, both in Mesi and the nearby villages.

Also, during your stay you may have the opportunity to participate in the cultivation and care of our garden, harvest its fruits and enjoy its products!

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner. Dotira house offers the rich goods of the Cretan land, to all guests. The house is stocked with cretan rusks, home made jams, goat’s milk, cheese, fresh eggs and fruit from Mesi trees, herbal teas (sage, thyme, marjoram, rock roses) and many more… The choice is yours! Furthermore, at the day of your arrival we will welcome you with a lovely, Cretan meal, including traditional recipes with organic products locally produced, bread baked in the wood oven and raki, the famous local drink! In case of late arrivals, the welcome dinner will be held at another day during your stay!

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice a week.

- Sun beds and umbrellas available. Pool towels provided.

- Baby cot and high chair available if needed.

- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the house.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a washing machine, dishwasher, TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, large fridge with freezer, electric kitchen, kettle, toaster, espresso coffee machine, iron and iron board.

- Pool and garden cleaning twice a week. The pool operates from April to October.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

Location description from manager

The Rethymnon Prefecture region

Rethymno, with its clear blue seas and endless beaches, Mount Psiloritis, several caves, gorges and unique flora and fauna, awaits to offer you a unique holiday experience! There is such a big variety of landscapes and beautiful locations to visit that one is never bored. The mild Mediterranean climate, together with the popular Cretan diet gives visitors the chance of healthy living and exploring. Rethymno and its villages are live postcards, pervaded by the aroma of Cretan cuisine and the sound of the Cretan lyre. People here live amidst nature and emotions, outside the city's code of behaviour. No matter where you go, even to the most isolated village, people will open their home doors, invite you in and treat you to a “raki”!

Rethymnon

Dotira House is located in Mesi village, which has two traditional coffee places and a tavern in the village square, just 100 meters from the villa. It preserves its traditional character and offers hospitality, a peaceful holiday and also the challenge to explore the beautiful landscape of the Arcadi region as the perfect point of departure.

Shopping facilities for everyday's necessities can be found at the neighbouring village of Pigi within a distance of 8 minutes by car, providing tavernas and cafes, a mini market, bakery, a grocery shop, two butcher’s, a hairdressers as well as a pharmacy. A gas station can be found in the nearby village of Adele which is also 9 minutes away by car.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Distances to Important Locations Super Market & Restaurants: 2.5 Kms Heraklion International Airport: 78 Kms Chania International Airport: 81 Kms Rethymno Port & Town: 13 Kms Pigianos Kampos Beach: 6 Kms Traditional taverna in 100 metres Car rental is essential to explore the nearby villages and unique sandy beach locations!

Interaction with guest

Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations! Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests! At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance dur

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Please contact the owner
Cancellation policy
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About the manager

Valia Kokkinou

Tourist Licence
1041K91003052301

Calendar updated::
28 Apr 2017
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Greece
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German


This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Feb 2015. Located in Rethymnon Prefecture, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £920 to £1513.

The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Apr 2017.

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“Wonderful traditional Cretan home. Definitely recommend!”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Dotira. Beautiful house with real attention to detail and wonderful hosts. Maria, the owner, who met us as we arrived and ensured we had everything we needed, returned later in the week to cook us a stunning meal in the stone oven. Her care and attention made our holiday extra special as did the array of helpful recommendations of places to visit and restaurants to eat at.

Owner's reply: Dear Kate, thank you for writing such great things about our Villa and services! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.

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