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17th-cent.Villa in the heart of the picturesque Old town with sun terrace & BBQ.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Historical Villa 120m², 2 high-ceilling bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fireplace,view.

A.K.RESIDENCE is a 17th-century villa of 120m², renovated during summer 2014.

Located in a quiet alley in the heart of the picturesque and very happening historical area of Chania Old Town, is next to the Venetian Harbour.There are lots of shops, restaurants and bars right below but the house is an oasis of peace and comfort as soon as you have stepped back inside.

Elegant, sophisticated interior with antique furnishing, authentic art, soft colourful fabrics, lots of lights and details.

It consists of two spacious high-ceiling air-conditioned bedrooms with very comfortable king-size and queen-size beds with Aloe Vera memory foam mattresses and pillows and one single bed. Total 3 beds that sleep comfortably five adults.Each of them has a flat screen TV, seating area, study, while in the 1st floor bedroom there is an indoor fireplace.

The residence has two luxurious bathrooms.The ground-floor bathroom has shower and a bathtub.The upper bathroom on the terrace level has shower and a top load washing machine.

The ground floor kitchen is spacious, cute, fully equipped.Tea and coffee amenities.Welcome treat.

The romantic roof terrace offers outdoors BBQ, 2 sunbeds, dinette/seating area, old town landscape view.

A.K. RESIDENCE provides free Wi-Fi throughout, cable TV, BBQ, Heating, Air conditioning,towels, bedsheets, toiletries , shampoo, laundry hanger, iron, ironing board, hair-dryer,First Aid Kit , Fire Extinguisher, cleaning materials, coffee amenities, welcome treats , a removable folding table and chairs set for enjoying the alley , a child's travel cot and a high-chair.

Fresh linen and towels twice a week.

More Details

Aikaterini Kanataki
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018


Old Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Washing mashine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2nd floor Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double , There is also one baby travel cot 40 inches wide.
    1st floor Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom is air conditioned with a flat-screen TV and has its own sitting area with armchairs, coffee table or desk. Antique furnishing. The beds are extremely comfortable with Aloe Vera memory foam mattresses and pillows .
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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17th-cent.Villa in the heart of the picturesque Old town with sun terrace & BBQ.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Excellent stay - great location!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 6 nights here in late June - 2 adults. Host was responsive and finding the place/host was straightforward other than the fact that you cannot drive right up to the unit since cars are not allowed in old-town. Location was ideal - restaurants/shops right out the door. Only a few hundred meters from the harbor. A/C worked well (it was hot when we visited). Safe, secure area. Clean and well furnished. Washer was small but more than sufficient. Be aware that this is a 4 level unit (top level is one of the bathrooms and deck) - so lots of steps.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ben You have been ideal guest. Please come again soon. Best wishes for lots of trips Katerina
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Fabulous in Chania

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited Chania (me, my husband and 11 year old son) and really enjoyed our stay at Katerina’s! This apartment is in a perfect location, within the Old Town, accessible to all parts of Chania, and only about a 5-10 minute walk to the Old Venetian Harbor. The apartment is spotlessly clean, and contains anything you can think of needing. For those travelers who may have trouble walking up stairs, be aware that this apartment is of the original old style, and there are steep steps leading vertically to each room/landing. Having said that, it is fully renovated and modern inside, including very good air conditioning, hot water, all appliances including hair dryer, and excellent WiFi. Upon our arrival in Chania, Katerina was waiting for us at the apartment, showed us around, and we were delighted to see that she had provided treats in the fridge, including a bottle of wine, bread, milk, coffee, etc. In addition, a very large modern supermarket is only 5 minutes away. The rooftop was a fun feature, and the beds good quality and extremely comfortable. Mid-way through the week, the housekeeper came and cleaned up and changed the sheets and towels. We really enjoyed our stay, and I highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous!!! Lovely and full of character. Great location and very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a week in this lovely apartment. We loved its character and its comfort. Our daughter really loved the mezzanine bed in the second floor as a secret den. A great location to be in Chania, near all the amenities in the old harbour and an easy 15 mins walk to the beach. Katerina gave us a warm welcome and plenty of advice on places to go and eat when we arrived. All fantastic. I would certainly recommend a stay in this house. Thank you Katerina!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming place in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

This is a charming and well-located home base to enjoy the many pleasures of Old Town. You can walk around to the many outdoor restaurants and cafes, and shops where artisans sell their beautiful clothing, jewelry and crafts. The picturesque Venetian Harbor of Chania is nearby. You can also easily step out of Old Town into the city and walk to the bus station for travels elsewhere in Crete. The place is a small, vertical home – 4 floors. For each bedroom, the bathroom is on a separate floor. Katerina was a very helpful host, and responded right away to any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cris for staying with your lovely daughter in my property and appreciating its amenities. This house is very old . It was built before the seventeenth century in the Hebrew neighborhood of Old town according to the typical way locals built their houses in old town. I wish you visit again soon.
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Location, location, location in the heart of Old Chania!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 18yo daughter and I enjoyed four days in this lovely home in June 2017.

Communication Pre-Stay: Outstanding! Katarina could not have been more helpful, detailed, clear and responsive.

Check-in: Katarina's assistant Constantina met us and greeted us very warmly, even though we were quite late arriving. She was very gracious and thorough, and made sure we knew everything we needed to know (including that we could call on her at any time for any help). We were very grateful that the kitchen was stocked with bottled water, coffee and creamer, fruits, bread, and even wine!

The Home: Highlights were OUTSTANDING air conditioning in the two bedrooms, a washing machine on the top floor (and a nice drying rack for the wet laundry), a lovely roof patio, reliable WiFi and--again--LOCATION! I cannot imagine any home in Chania being more conveniently situated.

We loved Chania and hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurie thank you for being such a wonderful guest! Thank you for respecting and appreciating the house. I hope you and your lovely family visit A K Residence again soon. Best wishes Katerina
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Great mix of urban and old world

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful renovated home, with an eclectic decor. Aikaterini had thought of every detail down to shampoos in every bathroom, detergent, hair dryers.., all the touches and the home is immaculate and fully functional. We were welcomed with fruit, wine and a treat upon arrival. We felt as if we were staying in a friend's home.

The location is amazing, in the heart of the old town close to everything and we truly lived like locals, even having dinner right next door at Mikio where Georgia took extra special care of us as Aikterini's guests and greeted us every day as we went about our adventures. The rooftop patio was a great place to unwind at the end of the day before heading out for dinner. Aikaterini was available by text or phone and any questions were promptly addressed.

This home is perfect for 1 or 2 couples or a family with teenagers as there are lots of beautiful furnishings and steps which could pose problems for younger families. Anyone with mobility problems should also avoid as there are 4 floors and quite a few steps to handle.

Overall a great way to experience Chania and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Viki and her family were the nicest guests . Communicative, easygoing, polite and very clean they left the house in excellent condition . I wish they come again soon.
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Naval Museum of Crete
Car: not necessary

During your stay in Old harbour of Chania you can enjoy Segway tours , traditional horse-car tours , boat trips to Balos , Gramvousa and the nature reserve island Thodorou where you can spot the famous Kri-kri goat.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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