3 STOREY HOUSE IN CRETAN VILLAGE ; 1 WEEK LEFT FROM 12/08 ; 20% DISCOUNT

Peter Jones

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
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Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 STOREY HOUSE IN CRETAN VILLAGE ; 1 WEEK LEFT FROM 12/08 ; 20% DISCOUNT

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Fodele House Rental Photos and Description

for guests to cherish a lovely house in an authentic Cretan village

Daisy is in an elevated position on a small development in the heart of an unspoilt village. It offers stunning views both from the balconies and the roof terrace. You can enjoy your breakfast sitting on the balcony or sun bathe on the roof terrace

Mandarin Grove is in a very private setting being surrounded by orange groves ; the village church and a wooded park, through which runs the village stream.. The ultimate location for a chill out holiday in a rural setting.

Daisy has 2 double bedrooms and 2 shower rooms, one with a bath.. The kitchen is fully equipped and you can choose to eat here or take advantage of the local bakery or the 11 tavernas in the village.They even do takeaways., It is furnished to a high standard to give it a Cretan feel with a touch of John Lewis.

The property enjoys full remote control air conditioning. There are fly screens throughout so you can leave windows and patio doors open. The rear courtyard and balconies are private with tables and chairs.

It is a gated development, separated by the river from direct traffic access, so your children can enjoy themselves in safe surroundings.

we only wish to have guests who will treasure our property as we do, and to treat it as they would do their own. We appreciate that accidents can occur but we do not want the type of damage that is caused by children who are out of control or by adults who have little respect for a holiday property.

If this note of caution is acceptable to you, there is no doubt that you will have a special holiday and may even want to return !

THE SPECIAL VILLAGE OF FODELE: Daisy is situated at the heart of a uniquely authentic village. It is totally unspoilt, without cash machines or English newspapers. It has one main street where their traditional crafts are practised, including tapestries; jewellry and of course Cretan cuisine !

You will find much to occupy you in the village. There are 7 tavernas within 300 metres, each with their own specialities. You can take gentle exercise on the various nature trails. The local churches are beautiful and are well worth a visit. You may even go to the museum that commemorates El Greco and his birthplace in Fodele. Unlike the resorts, it stays open throughout the year. For many visitors, it is a reminder of the 1950's

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It will appeal to those who wish to be close to sea but would prefer to stay in a proper Cretan village. Fodele Beach is only 2 miles away and it is lovely bay with a sandy beach.. Buy a drink at the taverna and your deck chair is provided free.

YOUR JOURNEY TO FODELE: Direct flights to Crete are available from April to October. You can choose from a large number of airlines including EasyJet and JET2. There are also comparison websites such travel supermarket, zugu, skyscanner, cheap flights etc., to book flights online.

You may wish to pre-book your airport taxi at a fixed price,. The facility is on our own website at holidayhomecrete.com and we do not charge commission for this service.

Fodele village is approximately 30km from Heraklion airport. The car hire depot is simply across the road from the airport building, and we will give you detailed instructions for your 25 minute journey. The roads are good with only right turns.

The Service Managers live in the village and we provide contact details for you so that you can phone or text them as you leave Heraklion airport, in order to make arrangements for you to be met in the village on arrival..They will meet you whatever time you arrive.

WHY VISIT DAISY ?: Fodele is an authentic working village, with a unique history and old world charm

It is cheaper than the holiday resorts.

The tavernas are abundant, reasonable and on the doorstep. The home made dishes are wonderful.

Eat by village stream and feed the swans.

It is a safe environment for children.

A lovely beach is under 5 minutes drive away.

Should you hire a car you will find Crete to be a magical island.

Daisy is a proper home and not a characterless tourist property

TV/DVD combo, satellite (not Sky) and a library of books.

The views from the balcony and roof terrace are beautiful.

The surroundings are orange groves and a wooded park.

The visitors' comments are all positive. See them on our website at holidayhomecrete.com

The service managers live in the village and will meet and greet you, whatever time you arrive.

If all this fails to impress you, the local Raki is 5 Euros for a large bottle.

Thank you for visiting our website. Peter and Ann

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peter Jones (Property Manager)
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About Peter Jones

I retired as a school teacher in 2005 after nearly 40 years in the classroom. I decided to try new ventures, including the purchase of a property in Crete. It has been a wonderful experience and my wife and I have had the opportunity to meet or email hundreds of guests who have found their way to Daisy.

Peter Jones purchased this house in 2005

Why Peter Jones chose Fodele

It is in the centre of northern Crete, in an unspoilt village 3km from the sea. It is surrounded by trees ; the village stream ; the village church. The locals are proper 'Cretans' and there is a unique atmosphere without cash machines or English newspapers.

What makes this house unique

The village is very special in Crete, not least because it is the birthplace of El Greco, the famous painter.It is a favourite village for many of the Crete people, particularly on Sundays.

The village stream is fed by the mountains and it flows throughout the year. It is also home to a unique fauna and flora. It is a society more reminiscent of the 1950's and the area feels very safe. Our house is separated by 2 bridges and 100 metres from any form of motorised transport. The builders found it very difficult !

You can see many reviews on our own property at www.holidayhomecrete.com to see how our guests have enjoyed their holiday.

Our service managers will meet and greet you in person no matter what time you arrive. They will also familiarise you with living in Daisy and the key features of the village. You can pre order extra supplies in case the shops are closed when you arrive.

Many of our guests are repeat customers who have fallen in love with the Cretan life in the village. Some try all the Tavernas, others stay in Domenicos where they are regaled with stories and made a fuss of by Smoothy George.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

3 storey house in Cretan village ; 1 week left from 12/08 ; 20% discount
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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3 storey house in Cretan village ; 1 week left from 12/08 ; 20% discount
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Fodele Iraklio
largs
5

Modern house in quaint village

  • 5 of 5
Daisy is a lovely compact house with plenty of terraces and balconies to sit in either the sun or shade dependant on your preference ours was to sit on the bedroom balcony at night and watch the night sky as we discussed the days events while sharing a night cap and listening to the sounds of the local animals. Or you may choose to lounge by the pool which sits near the entrance of this secluded and secure group of 4 houses and 4 flats

The property is well maintained and kept spotlessly clean by the friendly management team of Paul and Angie who will take great delight in looking after you throughout your stay with useful tips and information.

It’s a pleasant short stroll across the river into the centre of the idyllic village with it’s many Tavernas and friendly locals who will all welcome and greet you with open arms. All serve good simple dishes or if you give them prior notice most will provide a more extravagant dish - try Domenico [Smoothie George] , Father and Son or El Greco’s.

If you are lucky your stay may coincide with a local wedding which if you can last the pace will provide an entertaining evening long into the wee small hours. While there we celebrated our grand daughters birthday with a party at Smoothie’s who provided a sumptuous birthday cake and refreshments for our new found friends as we danced and partied into the early hours.

From Fodele a short drive will take you to the many other beautiful locations - try Malia beach, before the teenagers wake up, Balli [Mpali] with its different beaches, or Georgioupoli and it’s scenic mountain lakeside. If you are there with kids you should take a day pass out at the local water park which is part of Fodele Beach Hotel. A nominal charge of 80 euros, which covers the cost of all drinks snacks and ice creams throughout the day for 2 adults and 2 kids will provide an enjoyable day out.

We look forward to returning one day soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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3 storey house in Cretan village ; 1 week left from 12/08 ; 20% discount
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p87857
+44 -0120462522
Fodele Iraklio
London
5

Our holiday in Daisy

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely lovely time in Daisy. This is the first holiday where I didn't cook one meal as the Tavernas were so good especially Domenicis..........George's ice cream is the best in the world, even better than Italian.
Your house is lovely and the village was everything that we were hoping for. The Cretan people are so friendly and welcoming.
We enjoyed it so much that we are going back in October. Thank you so much for letting us use Daisy. You are so lucky to be part of such a lovely community
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
2.7 Kilometres
Fodele Beach
Car: not necessary

.Daisy has an elevated position close to the heart of the village, so you can enjoy great mountain views from the balcony and roof terrace.

The village itself is a working village and there is a bustle of activity as the locals go about their daily lives. They enjoy showing you the wide range of their local produce including vegetables, fruit, raki, lamb and home made tapestries.

The local walks can include the village or you can quickly reach the mountains to go further afield. The village is very proud of their association with El Greco and the birth place of El Greco.

The vegetation and bird life is enormously diversified and very different from other Mediterranean islands. Many of our guests find that they rarely venture out of the village because it provides such an excellent focus for them. This is helped by the fact that there are 10 tavernas in the village each offering their own tempting culinary delicacies.

Secondly, Crete is the most southerly point in Europe and it has a wonderfully warm climate. Moreover Fodele lies in the centre of the nortn coast and only 3km from the main east-west highway.This means that you can easily reach most of Crete.. The island is steeped in history and you can visit famous archaeological sites at places like Knossus and Plaistos. It has a mountainous interior that provides lovely views and many opportunities to put on those walking shoes. the archaeological sites; the island of Spinalonga ; the Samaria Gorge as well as the nearby Fodele Beach and larger resorts like Agia Pelagia.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
mid season Sept.-October
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes DEPOSIT : a deposit of 2% is required when the booking is confirmed.

BALANCE Please pay the balance at least 6 weeks before your holiday

TARIFF . The tariff includes the cost of air conditioning in every room, electricity, cleaning and laundry, the use of all our facilities and the welcome pack. Additionally extra items can be ordered if you have a late flight and the local shops are close

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Fodele House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The downstairs bathroom now has a bath with shower. The shower room upstairs has an enclosed cubicle.. They are both tiled and well equipped with toilet and wash basin..The shower is strong and there is plenty of hot water from the solar panels on the roof terrace, boosted by an immersion heater when it is necessary. The ground floor shower room does provide independence for guests who may find stairs difficult.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • THE TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS both have balconies each with patio doors The balcony in the master bedroom has a table and 2 chairs so you can enjoy beautiful mountain views. It also has a new king size double bed . The back bedroom has a smaller balcony and 2 single beds. . Both bedrooms have ceiling fans as well as hot and cool air conditioning and fly screens on the patio doors. It means that you can sleep with the patio doors open or tilted. .The bedrooms both have hand made bedside cabinets and a large fitted wardrobe . They are tastefully furnished to make them homely and comfortable. A cot is available if required. There is a hair drier Please note that the 2 sofas in the lounge can also convert into beds, should guests require ground floor accommodation.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
The kitchen area is entirely new fitted cupboards and worktops, hob with cooker hood, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine , dishwasher, kettle and toaster. There is also an iron and ironing board. It is a non-smoking house but smokers will find the patio , courtyard and even the roof terrace very pleasant venues The seating area around the pool also includes sun beds, umbrellas and tables for your convenience The area is not crowded so you can retain your privacy. Many guests visit the local bakery each day and enjoy. lunch by the pool in a rural environment.
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