About the property
- Cottage753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
It is located at Drapanias village, northwestern Crete, just 900 meters from the seaside. ‘’HORIZONTE Cretan cottage’’ is 70 m2 and has a bedroom with a COCO-MAT mattress for memorable sleep, a large kitchen-living room with a sofa-bed and a bathroom. The owners achieved to combine the simplicity of the past with the comfort of the present and the final result is breathtaking...
Refreshed antique furniture, maintained wall-built stones, renovated old time bathroom. Moreover, a spacious and fully equipped kitchen for preparing your meals and a functional wardrobe for your staff. Outside there is an impressive stone-table, a wood-oven and BBQ facilities. Furthermore, right next to the cottage there is a large olive yard with perennial olive trees from the Venetian times, and many other trees and plants from where you can enjoy tasteful fruits and vegetables.
The use of the oliveyard is communal with the owners because they need to take care of the property. ‘’HORIZONTE Cretan cottage’’ can accommodate up to 3 persons.
It is fully equipped with kitchen, electric oven, toaster, microwave oven, fridge, AC in the bedroom, coffee maker, TV 32’’ ,free wi-fi, free parking outside of the cottage and bathroom amenities.
Close to the cottage there are world-known beaches as Falasarna(20 min), Elafonisi(45 min), Balos lagoon(10 min to the port). Also, city of Chania(30 min), touristic Platanias(15 min) and in 5 km is located Kissamos town(4 min) where you can find all needed (groceries, super markets, local products, taverns, banks, cafes, health center).
At Drapanias village there is traditional bakery, coffee shops and mini-market.
‘’HORIZONTE Cretan cottage’’ is a quality accommodation just like its ‘’brother’’ ‘’HORIZONTE seafront suites’’ and offers a high level accommodation to the visitors.
The stay at HORIZONTE Cretan cottage is a unique experience and brings the visitor close to the nature and the pure feelings of the old times!
Vasilis and Marili
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- english, italian, greek
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Vasilis and Marili
Quiet days of relaxation in a place that is characterized as '''Oasis''
Vasilis and Marili purchased this Cottage in 1900
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The ideal self-catering base
Lovely atmosphere, and pretty well everything worked -- not something you always expect in Crete! We found the Cottage ideal as a base both for hanging out and exploring Western Crete. Bakery and general store just a short walk away. The hosts were both welcoming and very generous with the garden produce. Where else does it rain walnuts?
Great location out of the city
We loved our stay at this modernized old home. Exactly as described in a country setting with garden and fresh produce. Quaint little village within a few meters and even walked to the beach without much effort.
Very clean with all of the amenities we would expect. Vasilis was there to meet us when we arrived and explained all of the details of the house and surrounding areas, including the history of his family that originally occupied the home.
We stayed for four nights using the the cottage as our home base for day trips to Elafonissi beach (amazing), Somaria Gorge (long), and Falassarna beach near Kissamos (windy). Vasilis was helpful with tips about local restaurants, what beaches to visit and how to get to the gorge! Could not have asked for more.
We highly recommend and would stay there again next time we are in Crete.
A truly outstanding experience
Horizonte cottage is more or less in the centre of the village of Drapanias, a few seconds' walk from a small mini-market, several tavernas and two bakeries. The property itself has been immaculate restored to a very high standard, whilst retaining its character as a stone-built, Cretan house. Everything has been well thought through, and the standard of furnishing, equipment and decoration is excellent. During our two-week stay, the property was cleaned at least three times, and new bedding and towels provided on each occasion.
The cottage is set in the most beautiful garden, with olive trees, a walnut tree, pomegranates and oranges. There is a vegetable patch, and a flock of hens in a large enclosure. There is a hammock, table and chairs, and a swing seat in a tree.
The customer service provided by the owners and their family is quite simply astonishingly good. Not only are they lovely, lovely people they are also extremely generous. So many evenings we would come back after a day of exploring and there would be fruit, or vegetables, pastries or eggs waiting for us and we were very warmly encouraged to help ourselves to the produce in the garden and to collect eggs from the friendly hens. The owners take genuine delight in caring for their customers and it is a privilege to spend time with them.
Drapanias is very well situated to explore the west of Crete. The KTEL bus to Chania stops in the village, again, a few seconds' walk from the cottage; there is parking next to the cottage and easy access both to the mountain roads and to the national road which runs from Kissamos/Kastelli eastwards to Iraklion. Kissamos/Kastelli is a most interesting small town, with many ancient sites.
The beach at Drapanias is about 10-15 minutes' walk from the cottage. It is quiet, and a mixture of shingle and sand. There is a nice taverna/bar which looks after sunbeds and shades on the beach which are free, though it seemed courteous to buy a drink in the taverna.
All in all, this is an excellent, beautiful property in a most interesting area, made outstanding by the generosity and friendliness of the owners. We are already booking our return trip. We genuinely could not recommend it highly enough.
Bellissima casa immersa in un grande giarfino
Casa situata a Drapanias a pochi minuti di macchina da Kissamos. Bella struttura dotata di tutti i comfort e circondata da un giardino enorme con pomodori, peperoni, uova delle galline di proprietà e tutto quello che l'orso può offrire. Se cercate relax, é quello che fa per voi. A 30 mm di macchina da Falasarna e ad un'ora da Balos e Elafonissi.
Des vacances parfaites!
Très belle maison rénovée dans le petit village de Drapanias avec un magnifique et grand jardin pour se reposer à l'ombre des arbres (notre enfant de 2 ans a passé de supers moments à l'explorer). La maison en pierre garde le frais et est équipée de climatiseurs efficaces si besoin. La maison est très propre et parfaitement équipée.
On y a rencontré des propriétaires très accueillants et attentionnés. On a particulièrement apprécié les légumes, fruits, œufs frais directement du potager! Une bonne boulangerie, un petit supermarché et un café sont à quelques pas, la plage s'atteint en quelques minutes en voiture ou à vélo. À recommander pour de courts comme de longs séjours, avec ou sans enfants.
Nach vielen Jahren in Griecenland mit eher einfachen bis herausfordernden Betten gehöhrt das liebe und geschmackvoll renovierte Steinhaus von Marilis und Vsilis zu der schönsten Unterkunft die wir bisher hatten.
Das Bett wunderbar und grosszügig, die Einrichtung sehr schön , Küche komplett.
Das Haus liegt in einem kleinen Dorf zum Strand ist es nicht weit , alle Traumstrände sind von dort aus gut erreichbar .Es ist sehr ruhig wer will ist in 7 Minuten in Kissamos.
Der grosszügige Garten kann mitgenutzt werden so das jeden Tag frischer Orangensaft getrunken werden konnte.
Die Restauranttips der Gastgeber sollte man alle ausprobieren .
Von den Eltern der vermieter wurden wir zudem mit Wein und kleinen Köstlichkeiten verwöhnt
Ein Traumurlaub wir werden wiederkommen
Andrea und Jürgen