This cozy stone house, stands in the quiet nature of the typical Cretan landscape ,at walking distance from the center of the picturesque village of Douliana, just 3 kilometres from the blue flags of Kalives and Almirida.The house has views of the surrounding green hills. It has two small but fully equipped kitchens. (fridge, boiler, coffee pot, small oven, 2 hot plates)
It also features unique handmade furniture from local cypress wood, and a careful selection of traditional and modern artworks decorates the pleasant interior.
Central heating, fireplace, ceiling fans, A/C included.
Spacious wardrobes in the bedroom and safe for your value items.
Also a bathroom with shower, a fireplace with a TV set and internet access.
The exteriors are including a swimming pool , (shared for both houses, 4.50 x 9.50 m, 1.40 m depth included), barbeque facilities,
sun umbrellas of course, -the Cretan sun is intense- and have a range of furniture including patio coffee table & chairs , sunbeds and a children's play area, plus easy parking and complimentary bicycles for easy rides.
All guests have access to the gardens with season vegetables and fresh eggs! Ask Mr Manolis in your arrival about more info.
We can also provide baby gear including, baby bed ,a high chair, with retractable table at no extra charge.
Breakfast is not included, but on your arrival you will enjoy a welcoming snack or breakfast.
Check in after: 2:00 PM
Check out before: 11:00 AM
The village of Douliana is officially declared by the Greek Cultural Ministry as "traditional settlement of distinct natural beauty"
The population during winter is not more than 20 people, while during summer it goes around 40 (locals)
All of them are smiling, warm hearted people, without commercialized hospitality and faking attitude towards tourists.
The village is on a dead end . Road does not pass through Douliana to somewhere else. This is an important element for your vacation decision.
This small village is literally a neighborhood by its own. Explore the alleys and the small forests around the village. Nights in Douliana are unique. Don't be a tourist. Blend with the locals and enjoy some genuine rare moments of a culture that is fading away.
Bank, Post Office, Health Center, Municipality buildings and facilities, Police, taverns, and many groceries, super markets, and local craft items can be found at the surrounding villages of Kalives, Vamos, Almyrida and Gavalohori.
In Douliana there is a cafenio, (coffee house) ,a mini market, and a tavern that is worth visit.
Maid service,clean sheet and towels will be provided after three nights.
Pets are allowed. Please let us know when you make your reservation.
Smoking is prohibited inside the houses. We ask your maximum attention even when smoking outside, because Manolis Houses are literally surrounded by trees, and the risk of fire is extremely high during the hot summer months. Manolis Houses are controlled and certified from the Fire Department, and have all the necessary equipment and installations. On your arrival, please read carefully the provided booklet and familiarize yourself with the emergency plans.
Pay attention to the swimming pool rules.
Although there is a lifeguard assigned for watching the swimming pool ,from opening till closing time, you are strongly advised to follow his recommendations -or even prohibitions- for entering the water.
You can enjoy the fresh vegetables from the garden and the daily eggs from the chickens of the backyard.
Please ask Mr Manolis to tell you exactly what to pick and how.
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