Its award winner architect has come up with a design, for a luxury, yet easy-going, country home that combines traditional elements, (like wide stone walls, exposed wooden beams), with modern ones (like folding glass panels, interior light wells, lookout decks at each floor) to offer residents the sense of being secure and cozy, while open to enjoy the panoramic views and the docile Cretan climate – the best there is!
Standing on its 4000 m2 of olive groves, with 12 x 3,5 m private pool, the villa is located at an idyllic countryside spot of Nea Kydonia, from where it’s just 10 min drive to Hania town, and 800 m to Kalamaki’ sea, with many sandy beaches nearby.
What previous guests have loved most was the feeling of spaciousness, the communication and free lines of vision that the light wells allowed, the opportunity to enjoy being outdoors at the patio, the dinning terrace and the pool, the décor’s equilibrium of earthly colours and materials with aluminium and modern fitting.
Accessible features:: Ramp entrance to main floor.
Wide entrance doors, all doors at least 75 cm wide, most wider.
Bedrooms with room to manoeuvre.
Twin beds can be made 45 cm high.
A cargo lift (80cm X 110cm) gives access to all floors, but it's permitted to be used only to facilitate guests with mobility problems at theirs or their guardians' responsibility.
There are two accessible toilettes: a roll-in shower at the ground floor and a bathroom at the main floor. Both have 45cm high toilettes, accessible sinks, gripping bars, adjustable shower-height. The bathroom is accessed by a ramp; its bath-lid is 53cm high and it has a portable bath seat.
All entrances are level but the one to the upper deck.
NOTE 1: There is a step to the upper deck, and the portable ramp stops door from being closed
NOTE 2: There isn't yet a pool-hoist
Steps to rent Villa Catani: 1. E-mail to confirm availability and prices. We'll reply and send you attached our “Rental Lease Agreement”. If you are still interested, let us know, and we'll hold your option for five working days.
2. Shop around for flights, (also check flights from Heraklion).
3. Double-check with us, and book the flight. Don't forget Insurance
4. We will quickly confirm your agreement to the Rental Lease, and ask you to pay 10% of the rental fee directly to our bank account.
5. We'll ask you to fill the BOOKING FORM, and once your deposit is in our bank account, we'll post you a receipt and the Rental Lease signed;
6. We'll expect you to pay another 40% of the cost 6 months prior to your arrival.
7. And balance 60 days prior to your arrival. Then we will post you both receipts and a leaflet with directions on how to get to the villa.
The rest of the information on how to rent: Insurance:
Although Greece is of course a full European Union member, many of its customs and practises differ from those in Northern Europe, particularly in terms of medical facilities. Therefore, it is recommended that you take out your own travel insurance.
To make the reservation, please fill the BOOKING FORM with your details:
Total no in party:
No of children:
Please name each person of your group and their ages so that I can fill the Rental Lease and post it to you.
Approximate arrival and departure time:
(Please note that 13.00 is the earliest you can arrive, and you should leave no later than 10.00, to allow 3 hours to have the house ready for next guests.)
Departure with flight no: