check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

Beautiful House In Venetian Convent

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Old Town House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful House In Venetian Convent

This summer home in the most beautiful city of Crete has a rich history and charm!

Highlights (newly renovated in the spring of 2014!)

70sqm, 2 bedrooms with air conditioning, 7 Beds (several double and single beds), gallery and interior patio, fireplace, stone floor, idyllic with vine arbor covered courtyard, central, yet peaceful location, 150m to old harbor and town beach for refreshing morning bath as well as a charming village square with numerous taverns

History

Build by the Venetians about 500 years ago as part of a monastery right behind the old port, it was later used by the Turks as a residence. The Turks expand the smaller of the two rooms on the upper floor by a typical wooden oriel. Then 100 years ago, the Turkish inhabitants in this idyllic village atmosphere Splantsia district are replaced by Greek refugees from Smyrna (now Ismir). Our Greek-German family bought the house about 15 years ago in completely desolate condition. We lovingly modernized it and kept the original style, so that the charm of the house is still preserved today.

Equipment

The house has a living space of 70 square meters. On the ground floor a living/kitchen room with a fireplace and a bathroom with a washing machine and hot water boiler. Upstairs are two bedrooms with several single and double beds. Additional space for beds is integrated on the gallery on the upper part of the large bed room. Likewise upstairs the house has a inside patio covered with an vine arbor. The patio has an open shower and space for two more beds, mostly used by us for siesta. Finally the most beautiful room of the house is the courtyard right in front of the house. It is also covered by a vine and bouganvilla arbor. This idyllic courtyard you will leave only just for shopping or for a refreshing bath at the 150m distant city beach 'Koumkapi'.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Mihail Manouras (Michalis)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2016

About Mihail Manouras (Michalis)

I belong to a Greek - German big fat Greek family. We rent our cottage on our home island of Crete in Greece. It is newly refurbished and is waiting to be rented out by you.

I am looking forward to your inquiries.

Mihail Manouras (Michalis) purchased this house in 1996

Why Mihail Manouras (Michalis) chose Chania

We bought this house in a complete run-down condition in 1996. Our family comes from a mountain village in crete and now lives in Germany. In order to have a family location close to the sea side as well we decided for Chania. Chania is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece and we fell in love with the neighborhood. I am sure you will do so too.

What makes this house unique

The house and the micro location in old neighborhood of Spantia is just perfect. We sit in the courtyard all day and once in a while we go swimming at the city beach 200m around the corner. (For more details check the detailed description)

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Beautiful House In Venetian Convent
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

What an amazing experience! Everything we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

The house is so beautiful and unique in its layout. It makes one feel going back in history for centuries. The house has everything one needs, ranging from linen to cookware. It has a charming attic. My wife and I wished we had brought friends along since the house easily sleeps three couples. Everything is very accessible. In less than 5 minutes walking we were at the seaside where we enjoyed walks and sampled great restaurants. In spite of that the house surroundings are very quiet. Now I have to mention how wonderful our hosts were. Michalis, the owner, responded promptly to every email with a wealth of information. Maria who maintains the house was equally helpful and very hospitable. There is no doubt in our minds that would would like to stay at the same property when we visit Crete again , hopefully very soon!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

great home in a lovely neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

Nicely maintained home was perfect size for the three of us and in a very central location in Chania. Finding a parking spot on Saturday night however was no easy feat - though no issues the rest of the time. Walking distance to the harbour and many restaurants. We didn't want to leave. Great communication and instructions from the owner - thank you.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo Alex, danke für Eure tolle Bewertung. Ich hoffe, Ihr hattet eine tolle Zeit und konntet den Frühling genießen. Bitte kommt gern wieder und empfehlt uns weiter. Alles Liebe, Michalis
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Tolle Adresse in Chania!

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schön eingerichtetes Haus, ideale Lage in der Altstadt von Chania! Nach zwei Tagen haben wir uns gefühlt, als wären wir in Chania Zuhause. Dazu noch der nette Kontakt mit dem Vermieter und mit seiner Stellvertreterin vor Ort - das ist einfach 5 Sterne wert!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

The house is located in the Splatsia district, which lies directly behind the old port of Chania. It is characterized by Venetian style of narrow streets, narrow but deep houses and courtyards. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Who has been here once knows why. The immediate neighborhood is characterized by a rural idyll. Nevertheless, the center and the always lively port are nearby. The Splantsia Square or Plateia 1821, is also a place with a moving story. It is surrounded by cafes, taverns and the local church of Ag. Nikolaos. It is recognizable by the Venetian campanile as well as the Turks minaret. The area immediately adjacent to the north east on the waterfront 'Koumkapi'. This can be reached by finding your path through the maze-like streets of the neighborhood. Have fun :-). The adjacent waterfront is busy at night as well as during the day. Especially in the morning it is ideal for a refreshing bath. The water is suitable for swimming and it is continuously monitored. Pensioners and children of the neighborhood are daily swimming here too. You will make new friends daily.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Old Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2016/2017
Oct 24 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$84
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning fee $43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Heater
  • bathroom with heater for colder days
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • both bedrooms with air condition
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties