3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Traditional Ioannis Cottage
- english, greek
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Great House and Location, and Lovely Owners
The house is in a great location, up in the hills in a picturesque non-touristy village, with lovely views; but it is also close to a fast road for getting around, with the beaches only 15 minutes away. Lovely restaurants nearby. The house itself was great (it is better than it looks in the photos): we have three teenage daughters, and it was a perfect size . The pool isn't enormous, but it is fine for a morning and evening dip to cool off with a lovely view of the mountains. Really good aircon, wifi, washing machine, and all other mod cons. The owners were lovely, extremely helpful at all times and very generous: it was very easy to make arrangements with them; they arranged our car hire and led us from the airport to the house, which made it hassle free; the house was stocked with food, beer and raki when we arrived; there was also a delicious meal provided when we arrived, and they provided two further delicious meals when they came to clean the house; and they also gave us leaving presents. They were really delightful. We had a really lovely 10 day family holiday in Crete in the house, and would heartily recommend staying here.
Warm Greek hospitality off the beaten path
There are NO negatives to what this family has offered. They pour their heart and soul into every detail and truly seem to enjoy meeting their guests. From the care of the beautiful, spacious home to the home made delicious meals to the food stocked in the fridge, to the help with planning and the gifts upon departure, they gave us their utmost attention. Have never experienced such service from any other rental. The only slight negative for us (and it would be a strong positive for many others) is that it was a long drive to get to the "big stuff" we wanted to see. But for some who want to be secluded on vacation, looking peacefully at the mountains, it is perfect. Thank you for making us feel so welcomed in Crete!
Excellent accommodation, very welcoming hosts, we highly recommend it
Very clean and comfortable villa, beautiful location with spectacular mountain views . Wonderful garden where we sat in the shade listening to goat bells in the nearby valley. Easily accessible from main road. Short drive to nearest shops and obeaches. Hosts very welcoming and generous in their hospitality which extended to delicious home cooked Greek meals.
There was excellent and fast WiFi coverage throughout the house and garden. Very well-equipped kitchen if you wish to self-cater. Plenty of traditional tavernas in the area for eating out.
Thoroughly recommend Ioannis cottage
What a find!
Gosh! I have stayed in many self catering properties in different countries and this was by far the most memorable. From the minute we walked into the airport until the day we left, we were treated like family. First, we were met at the airport by Sifis and we followed him to the house in our hire car. Upon arrival, his mother had baked two dishes for our lunch-chicken and fish with homemade cake. Wow! No one has done that before without our request. Delicious! The house was so well stocked from from a full fridge of milk, cheese, bread, butter, eggs etc to a larder full of everything one needs during a holiday. A brimming fruit bowl, two different kinds of raki, wine, so many items we didn’t need to go out the next day! Everything from coffee filter papers to washing liquid, laundry detergent, toiletries etc were already there. When our sheets were changed and the house was being cleaned, Sifis’ mother brought another homemade lunch for us! How amazing to find this level of attention and care. Full satellite tv, ac and heating. When we left they came to say goodbye and gave us gifts of raki, a jar of dried herbs from the garden, candied peel in syrup (please can I have the recipe? I miss eating this with my Greek yoghurt!) and a hand made bag! It’s the warmth and these attentions to details that make this place truly outstanding. The stunning view-sitting on the balcony looking at the spectacular white mountains have left a happy lasting memory of our time in Crete. Thank you so much. If you want a tranquil escape from the crowds come here! I highly recommend this property. Book now!
Ideal Place & Perfect Hosts
If you want to Experience Greek Hospitality stay at this place. Kids loved the Heated Pool and all amenities of the house. Awesome place to Explore Crete ... We will be back !
Great hollidays in a beautiful site
We spent 10 days, 10 great days in this fabulous cottage to discover this part of Crete. Nothing to say except that it was perfect !!! The cottage is calm, peaceful and so relaxing in a beautiful garden with all what you need : swimmingpool, lounge chairs, ... with the sound of goats bells and cicadas. Also a great great thanks to Hara and her two sons Yannis and Sifis for all what they have done for our little familly during our stay : Hara cooks us some traditional dishes... ouaaaah ! Your dolmas and your tsatsiki are definitively the best we had ever eaten :-). Also you are, you 3, so welcoming and kind. We have only one regret : we would like to stay more and more to continue swimming in the creek, visiting the south, Samaria, ... Hope to come back soon !!!! ευχαριστώ ;-)
1. Car : We offer to our guests unique prices for renting the car they prefer and explore Crete !!!
2. Welcome package full of local organic homemade products for your welcome at Traditional Ioannis Cottage Cottage !!!
3. Special Discounts : Big Discounts are provided for bookings of two or more weeks and for bookings of two persons !!!