About the property
- House70 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Beautiful House In Venetian Convent
This summer home in the most beautiful city of Crete has a rich history and charm!
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
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.
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'.
Mihail Manouras (Michalis)
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- May 19, 2018
About Mihail Manouras (Michalis)
I belong to a Greek - German big fat Greek family. We rent our summer house 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 Old Town
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. It takes us just one minute to the vivid square with restaurants and bars and another 5 min to the old venitian harbour. Still the location is quiet and village like. (For more details check the detailed description)
Local Services & Businesses
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Historical home in perfect location
This is the perfect house for our stay in Chanda. Beautifully restored but still retained touches of the history it holds. It is a nice size for the three of us. We loved the small covered patio. It was perfect for sitting out mornings with coffee and evenings with wine. The best part is the perfect location for exploring Old Town Chania. We were just feet away from the bustling, maze of streets and alleys to explore. However, it was very quiet once we stepped off of the main street. A few minutes from the sites, the harbor, and endless shopping and eating, this was a great base for our stay. Michalis and Maria were very helpful in answering all of our questions during our stay. They also provided a great list of recommendations which we too advantage of. We hired a car and were able to explore the area as we wished. Despite the haphazard parking, we were able to find a spot on our street every day.
We really loved staying in this old Venetian charmer. It was in a fantastic location, right in the old town, but off the walking paths, so very quiet except when a car went by. There were so many beds to would sleep far more than the three of us. We were met when planned, and were given all the information and items we needed. There was a small plumbing leak, that the owners fixed when we let them know about it. And Chania itself was by far the nicest of the towns we visited (Heraklion, Rethymnon, Kissamous and smaller coastal towns) to base ourselves in for central or western Crete.
What an amazing experience! Everything we hoped for!
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!!!!
great home in a lovely neighbourhood
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.
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.
Kann man nur empfehlen!
Die Unterkunft ist wirklich super gelegen, zentral und trotzdem ruhig. Es ist alles da was man braucht und unsere Familie hat sich in diesem wirklich charmanten Haus rundum wohl gefühlt. Sowohl der Empfang als auch der Kontakt im Vorfeld war sehr herzlich und wir haben uns sehr willkommen gefühlt.
Schönes Haus in schöner Lage
Wir waren zu zweit, in der zweiten Märzhälfte und hatten wunderbares Sommerwetter auf einer Insel, die noch auf den Ansturm der Touristen wartete. Die Stadt (Altstadt) ist mit den vielen schmalen Gassen lebendig und lädt zu immer wieder neuen Entdeckungen ein, Verirrungen sind eingeschlossen. Wir haben uns inmitten dieser Altstadt in der ruhigen Seitengassen sehr wohl gefühlt. Das liebevoll renovierte Haus hatte alles was wir brauchten.
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.