TRADITIONAL VILLAGE HOUSE, SEA VIEWS, BEACH 10MIN WALK,WEST CRETE

Allan Curry, Helen More

Speaks french, greek, english

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Allan Curry, Helen More

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TRADITIONAL VILLAGE HOUSE, SEA VIEWS, BEACH 10MIN WALK,WEST CRETE

Nopigia House Rental Photos and Description

Self-cat', sleeps 8/10, en suites, large terrace sea view, beach 10min walk

'Kerash Bey' is a traditional Creten house located in the old village of Drapanias in the Bay of Kastelli Western Crete, surrounded by olive groves & mountains.The house has a large fully equipped kitchen & dining area on the first floor leading on to an enormous vine covered terrace overlooking the village, & olive groves down to the sea. Also on this floor is a lounge with TV,DVD stereo & book case, and a bedroom with en suite facilities & large private balcony facing east.

Ground floor set around an internal courtyard has 2/3 or 4 double bedrooms (depending on rental options) two of them very large with ensuite, sofa & doors to small garden, two further double or twin rooms share a large bathroom. An additional family bathroom on mezzanine floor has toilet,shower,jacuzzi & wash/mac. 10/15 min walk to 7 km beach,pool,tavernas,bars. 'On-Hand' help and advice from English/Greek speaking local!!!!

Car recommended for trips to other beaches,gorges,mountain walks & archaeological sites

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Allan Curry, Helen More

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks french, greek, english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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5
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Traditional village house, sea views, beach 10min walk,West Crete
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Traditional village house, sea views, beach 10min walk,West Crete
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Nopigia Chania
5

A BEAUTIFUL CRETAN HOUSE IN A REAL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We (two families with children) stayed in this beautiful house in the heat of August, and really appreciated the large cool rooms with elegant fans, the open internal courtyard, and the shade of the amazing plants on the huge terrace. If you want an easy Greek holiday lazing on the beach with English-speaking tavernas, poolside bars and shops on tap, this isn’t for you. If you are interested in something a bit closer to real Cretan architecture and life, it certainly is. The house is reached along a street beside the church, too narrow for cars. Many of the other houses are single storey with tin roofs, and the occupants spend their days in the street on plastic chairs chatting. They were very friendly, but not sure they were that impressed with our perpetual ‘kale meera’. The baker down the road seems to be always open, with wonderful warm bread and a few pasties. There is a very small minimarket, and a local fruit/veg truck which appears occasionally selling tomatoes and peaches, but otherwise it is a car journey or bus ride into Kissamos for the bigger shops. Imported food is expensive, though, so bread, nectarines, tomatoes, olives, cheese and honey were our main diet. The local beach at Nopigia is a hot 30 minute trudge along an empty road lined with dusty olives and drying onions, at least in August. There is a good taverna when you get there, but this isn’t exactly the height of tourist-ville either. The local town of Kissamos is quite busy but in a rather sweet way, with an amazing little museum of local Minoan pots and Roman mosaics. Chania of course is wonderful. Highlights of our holiday (apart from the house) were the snorkelling, particularly at Falasarna, which has an amazingly beautiful beach and clear water, as well as a ruined town from 600BC – no sign of much development since other than some huge polytunnels. A similar length drive and a very hot walk up a mountain took us to the equally ancient town of Polyrinnia where we scrumped too many figs. The gorges were stunning - sheer walls of rock, and relatively easy walking in the shade due to the abundant plants and trees – we went to the local Rocca gorge, and to the Sougia gorge on the South side of Crete. The long journey to Sougia over the mountains was memorably breath-taking, and indeed completely terrifying back home in the dark. My daughters however would say that the highlight was none of these amazing sights, but the 3 week old puppies of the extremely kind owner!
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Alice, it was lovely having you all here! And thank you for writing what you thought of the place. I hope it helps others who are considering coming to make up their minds. One way or the other....
FOR THOSE CONFUSED BY THIS REVIEW: Nopiga isn't the nearest beach, Drapanias Beach is and it's still 15 minutes walk from the House. The tavera mentioned in the review was fabulous but it has since closed (yes, very sad, I know!).
The gorge that 'ends' near Sougia is called the Irene gorge. The 'Rocca" gorge is near the village of Roka
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Traditional village house, sea views, beach 10min walk,West Crete
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Nopigia Chania
France
5

EXCELLENT HOUSE. MAISON MAGNIFIQUE.

  • 5 of 5
Une maison superbe, conforme à la description. Un patio (avec des plantes suspendues), une très grande terrasse (couverte de vignes), 2 balcons et un petit jardin. Plusieurs salles de bains. La cuisine est entièrement équipée + barbecue. Beaucoup de livres, de CDs, DVDs et des jeux + accès à l'Internet par WiFi. Le propriétaire sympatique, très disponible. La maison se trouve dans un village calme, avec des habitants hospitaliers. Une belle église et un parc pour les enfants à proximité. Une grande plage (très bien) pas loin, on peut même y aller à pied. Dans le village - une épicerie, une boulangerie, 2-3 tavernes. Une maison parfaite pour aller aux plus belles plages de Crète: Phalassarna, Elafonissi et Balos, visiter Chania, passer tout simplement le temps à la campagne crétoise. Une route qui longe la côte ouest est particulièrement pittoresque. Beaucoup de charme, une maison agréable. Thanks a lot!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Traditional village house, sea views, beach 10min walk,West Crete
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Nopigia Chania
Köln, Deutschland
5

GELUNGENE FERIEN

  • 5 of 5
Wir verbrachten unsere Herbstferien (Oktober 2009) als "Großfamilie", d.h. 9 Personen aus drei Generationen, in Kerash Bey und sind hellauf begeistert!
Das Haus entspricht in jeder Beziehung der Beschreibung und enthält genug Platz für so viele Menschen. Die Lage des Hauses mitten im Dorf, nahe an der orthodoxen Kirche (mit entsprechendem sonntäglichen Geläute), vermittelte uns das Gefühl, wirklich "auf dem Land" zu sein. Hinzu kam, dass die um uns herum wohnenden Menschen uns alle freundlich wahrnahmen und ansprachen.
Die Einrichtung des Hauses, speziell auch der Küche, ließ keine Wünsche offen, da wir alles benutzen durften, hatten wir das Gefühl einer unglaublich großen Gastfreundschaft. Dies wurde erst recht durch die Vermieter in England und unseren Betreuer vor Ort mit Leben gefüllt.
Die formale Abwickling der Vermietung verlief wohltuend souverän und vertrauensvoll. Die Betreuung durch Yannis auf Kreta war extrem herzlich und fürsorglich. Wir wurden z.B. am Flughafen abgeholt und später zurückgebracht, es war für uns eingekauft und lecker gekocht worden, und am nächsten Tag erhielten wir ale notwendigen Informationen zum Dorfleben, den Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und den Stränden.
Unserer Ausflüge waren sehr unterschiedlich. Aufgrund der Lage bieten sich Stadtausflüge nach Chania und Rethimnon und Umgebung an, es gibt phantastische Wandermöglichkeiten im Westen der Insel, auch der Weg in den Süden lohnt sich und ist machbar. Weitere Ausflüge, z.B. Richtung Heraklion, sind zeitintensiv (Fahrzeit 2 - 2 1/2 Std.) und nicht "mal eben" so zu machen.
Dagegen ist der schöne und von Yannis empfohlene Strand gut zu erreichen (30 Min. Fahrzeit) und bietet manchmal eine aufregende Brandung.
Wir hatten nicht durchgängig schönes Wetter. Mit Regen muß man im Oktober rechnen, aber es war nie so kalt, dass wir ernsthaft gefroren hätten. Nur für abends, auf der Terasse, wurden die Vliespullover herausgeholt und für die Nacht war es auch gut, eine Decke mehr auflegen zu können. Alles in allem war es ein wunderschöner spätsommerlicher Urlaub in einem malerischen Haus, mit einer extrem netten und fröhlichen Betreuung.
Wir haben dieses Haus bereits weiter empfohlen und werden es sicher noch einige Male uneingeschränkt tun.
Noch einmal herzlichen Dank!
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Traditional village house, sea views, beach 10min walk,West Crete
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98730
Nopigia Chania
5

SÉJOUR EXCEPTIONNEL

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons été d'émerveillements en émerveillements dans cette maison ultra charmante où tout est fait pour que votre séjour soit inoubliable.
Le propriétaire a fait preuve d'un accueil exceptionnel en nous aidant dans l'élaborations de nos randonnées, nous renseignant chaque fois que nous en avions besoin et en nous faisant goûter les plats traditionnels crétois.
Hébergement à recommander absolument!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania (CHQ)
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Kastelli Kissamos
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Koleni
Nearest Beach
1500 Metres
Drapanias
Nearest Golf
200 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Car: recommended

The house of 'Kerash Bey' is close to the 7km beach where you can swim (child friendly) snorkle, go fishing, eat at the local tavernas or just have drinks in the evening by the beach.

The peninsulas & surrounding mountains & gorges offer great scope for walking, climbing & trekking also suitable for mountain biking & cycling where you will discover a host of wild flowers in the spring & maybe catch site of Griffen vultures circling above.

There are many more beautiful beaches to be visited within an hours drive of Drapanias which will take you through spectacular mountain scenery & remote picturesque villages.

There are many ancient sites to be explored locally including the Venetian fort of Gramvoussa (boat trip) later occupied by Turkish pirates (& founders of Drapanias village) & Helenistic ruins of Pollyrenia & Fallasana.

The Venetian Port of Chania (25km) is great for eating out round the harbour, shopping down Leather lane or dancing to Cretan music in the bars & tavernas.

Other Activities: painting and drawing facilities/materials. seasonal festivals and parades.

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Nopigia House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 12 2014 - Sep 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2014 - Oct 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
 
 
Late
Oct 16 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 200
Notes Deposit of 33% of full amount must be paid on confirmed bookings,

Payment details will be discussed at time of booking.
Breakages must be paid for, please. This is my home.
Breakage deposit of 200-300 Euros will be returned in cash at conclusion of Holiday.
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Amenities

Nopigia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , large
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Blue room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , ensuite
    Donkey room - 1 queen , ensuite
    Twin room - 2 twin/ single , share bathroom
    Cream room - 1 double , 1 baby crib , share bathroom
    Arch room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , ensuite
  • Arch room & Donkey room can be added to main house booking to make the five bedrooms, these two rooms are very big with en suites and sofas, with access to street and garden as well as internal courtyard. Configuration & number of beds can be arranged to suit visitors preferences. Arch room or Donkey room can be booked as self-contained (with no access to the rest of the house) just contact us for details and availability. All linen, other bedding, towels etc provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • playground
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Rooms have fans and shutters to keep house cool. Bamboo balcony furniture is included. Water is heated by Solar Panels Electric oven, calor gas hob. Parking is very close as this is an old house in an old village with streets for donkeys rather than cars. Fluent Greek/English speaker on hand to help and advise if you wish. House is used for painting holidays in May and September.
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