Exclusive detached recently renovated Cretan villa of 1800's

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0 128 nights 26,694
Service Fee 1,602
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An exclusive detached private villa in chania, lovingly restored by the owner. The luxurious interior combines original Cretan features with contemporary fittings. This would appeal to guests looking for luxury, privacy and modern comforts.

It is an impressive 240sqm traditional Cretan villa with a 40sqm swimming pool, set on the outskirts of Gerolakos village in Keramia (just 16km from Chania centre and old town).

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Originally built in the 1800's, the family farm house, separated into three separate buildings, was used as a grape press, stable and chicken coop. The passage of time left the house (burnt once in the past, but not entirely) in the capable and loving hand of Nikos , who in 2002 began to re-build these houses keeping the charm and history of the family farm house.

Nikos has personally done most of the building and decorating making use of the remains of the old structure (wood, tools, flour mill, old traditional oven, antique items, historical pieces and family heirlooms). From these, he has created marvelous wooden ceilings, staircases, tables, fireplaces and more. His diligent hard work and creativity in cleverly fusing modern splashes with a traditional rural feel are what makes the villas unique and exclusive.

1 large villa made up of 3 connected yet independent buildings. Each of these best accommodates 2 people and can accommodate up to 3 people.

As the estate is made up of 3 buildings, it is best suited to large families or friends travelling together. Each offers the desired privacy and ideal opportunity to spend quality time, activities and meals together.

Exclusivity regardless of the number of guests: Guests booking the villa/s will be the only guests at that time, regardless of number. This is to mean that should 2 people book the villas (and are allocated the main building), there will be no other 'stranger' guests in the 2nd and 3rd building.

Main Building:

. It used to function as the home in which its owners stored flour, wheat and where they made wine and tsikoudia.

Today it is made up of a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

The living room has large comfortable leather couches, solid wood paneled ceiling and fine stone finishes on the interior walls. Here you will also find a fireplace with firewood, satellite TV, DVD player, radio and CD player, board games and even a photo album which shows the stages in which yhe villas was revamped and rebuilt. Also, take advantage of the telescope to gaze at the stars from the villa's spectacular location!

Slightly elevated from the living room is the dining room (6-seater) which is open to the well equipped kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, stove, oven, extractor fan, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, microwave oven, mixer, small blender, crockery and cutlery.

The functional and warmly decorated bathroom has a large bathtub with shower curtain and washing machine.

The bedroom (upstairs) has a large double bed, wooden floors, dresser, ample cupboard space, safe box, air conditioning unit and views to the mountains from the windows.

Second Building:

This used to be the stable (for horses and cows).

Today, it has been magically transformed into an independent traditional villa, with a cozy living room, bathroom and 'ondas' bedroom. No kitchenette.

The living room has a beige couch, fireplace with firewood, TV, DVD player, radio and CD player. Steps lead from here to the 'ondas' bedroom with a double bed. Bathroom with shower.

Third Building:

What used to be the hen (chicken) house is now the third villa. This villa is made up of a living room open to the kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom.

The living room combines warm red and orange colors with stone walls and wooden ceilings. The kitchenette has 2 stove heads, kettle, extractor fan, coffee maker, toaster, cutlery and crockery. Note: there is no oven/microwave.

A staircase made interestingly half of stone and half of wood, leads up to the 'ondas' bedroom. The bedroom has a double bed, air conditioning, TV, high wooden ceiling and a window with a view to the White Mountains. Bathroom with shower.

Note: Second Building and Third Building have an interconnecting door. This can remain locked for added privacy or if desired can be opened making up a larger villa.

Welcome pack: On arrival you will find a complimentary basic pack with tea, coffee, sugar, fruit, milk, orange juice, biscuits and cooking olive oil.

Once you have settled in, Nikos the owner of the villa, will be happy to assist you with information about shops, restaurants, museums, gorges, beaches, local feasts, organized or private tours, or anything else you may need.

Check in after: 2:00 PM
Check out before: 11:00 AM

Area

Lying at the foothills of the White Mountains, high castle-like stone walls shelter and embrace the villas. Set on the hillside, past the electric gate and parking area, the various levels offer several outdoor entertainment areas; large patio, terrace, barbeque area, hammock and a uniquely shaped swimming pool. Perched above all are the villas; made up still of three separate structures (main, second and third building).

Enjoy the ever changing landscape of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) from our Villa in Chania, birds chirping and general serenity of this quiet and peaceful location.

In the village itself, which remains mostly untouched by time, the locals tend to crop and livestock and there is just one small traditional kafenion.

Gerolakos village and the surrounding area in general are ideal to sample the rural beauty of Crete, perfect for family getaways, nature lovers, hiking, trekking, outdoor activities, sampling traditional Cretan cuisine in out of the way mountain taverns and more.

Specifically, the neighbourig villages of Drakona, Therisso (with a gorge you drive through), Zourva and Meskla are an absolute must see. This beautifully scenic route is a most enjoyable drive with breathtaking views. Stop to pick herbs, gaze upon the rolling valleys and let the fresh air and glistening skies soothe your soul.

A short drive (16km) takes you quickly away from this tranquil mountainous setting and into the heart of Chania centre and the Venetian Old town. Drive easily on this good quality tarred road with no traffic. When travelling about 50km per hour, you will reach Chania in about 15 minutes.

This same road can be taken to quickly and easily reach the beach of Nea Chora (16,5km, 15 minute drive). Extending to the west on the same coastline there are several other nearby blue flag beaches such as Agii Apostoli, Platanias and Maleme.

This is just the place for you to enjoy quality family time yet have easy access to all the pleasures Crete has to offer.

Around

Distances:

Chania centre: 17 km

Chania centre bus station: 16km

Chania airport: 27 km

Chania (Souda) Port: 20 km

Rethymno town and port: 61 km

Heraklion centre: 153 km

Heraklion port: 153 km

Heraklion airport: 153 km

Nea Chora beach: 16.5km

Agii Apostoli beach: 19.5km

Platanias beach: 24km

House Rules

Cleaning Service: Our maid will be cleaning the villa on your arrival day and in the middle of the week, for those staying for 7 nights. For longer stays, cleaning is offered twice weekly. We are flexible about the preferred time on the day of the service.

Linen change: Fresh bed sheets and towels are provided by the maid twice a week.

Pool cleaning: We take extra care to keep the pool water at the correct PH levels and ensure that it is crystal clear and safe to use.

MHTE - Permit Number

1042Κ10000024900

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • BBQ
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Family, Kid Friendly
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Heated Pool
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  • Outdoor Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Dishwasher
  • Wheelchair Access Considered
  • Fitness Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Moderate: Refund 50% up to 14 days or 25% from 14 to 7 days before the local check-in time


Meet your host, Nikos
Chania, Crete, Greece
Member since September 2014

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Location

GEROLAKKOS, CHANIA, 731 00 Crete, Greece

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