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Beachfront villa with breathtaking views for one or two families!

Makris Tichos, Daratsos, Greece
  • Villa2368 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Beachfront villa, family friendly, up 9-10 pers. Chania -sea- countryside views

“The House by the Sea” - a country house in a lovely quiet position situated behind the middle of Chrissi Akti Beach near Chania. From most of the spacious rooms in the house there are panoramic views across the sea to the small island of Lazareta and the town of Chania. The traditional main building, one of the oldest in the area, has been carefully renovated to preserve its character.

There are two independent houses with a shared courtyard and garden and rented together.

Both houses are furnished and decorated with style and good taste and have a designer look. The prospect of a totally relaxing holiday in Crete close to nature is completed by the beach, patio and garden.

• Sea view house (10 stairs up) (accommodates 5 pers.).

Three bedrooms offer plenty of light and an airy atmosphere with most of the rooms boasting views of the sea and the garden. Interiors are large, light and spacious with furnishings displaying a mix of traditional Greek and modern facilities, The lovely sitting room has a large bay window seat to take advantage of the sandy beach and sea view. The entrance leads to the dinning room and living room, equipped with a fireplace, which adds an antique touch to the otherwise modernized house. Thick stone walls provide an authentic backdrop whilst keeping the house cool during the warm summer months. Outside, a sun lounge area overlooks the beautiful sandy beach, the ideal place to enjoy warm summer afternoons. There are two excellent verandas with breathtaking sea and countryside views.

• Garden view house – (8 stairs down) (accommodates 4 pers.)

The lovely living room and the bedrooms have windows with a garden view.

The house has a bathroom, open plan kitchen and private parking.

There is an enclosed shared garden.

Our garden - 1000 m2

A pretty garden including an enclosed area, with lovely flowering plants. Everywhere you turn there is a careful attention to detail that provides a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere.

Also provided are hammocks, cribs, table-tennis, rackets, and seating corners to relax in the shade.

Facilities & Services

Facilities: Linen and towels, TVs, DVD player, Barbecue with long outdoor dining table seating 10 people.

Lounge areas with comfortable armchairs, fully equipped kitchen

An outdoor dining area with two beautiful tables, comfortably seating 9-10 people.

Three additional outdoor showers, Hair dryers, Hot water boiler, Fireplace, Private parking space up two cars.

Services: Bed sheets / towels change: twice per week, Baby cot upon request


Natalia Pimpli

Member Since 2012
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english, french, german, greek
Calendar last updated:
Mar 12, 2018
About Natalia Pimpli

I come from Chania I studied and I work as a civil engineer. My family and I live in Chania. This lovely country house, is the first house, built in this lovely area . It is built just 10 m from the sandy beach of Chrissi Akti. Repairs to the house were made with absolute respect to the architecture of the period of its construction. It is a house that I adore just see it, full of memories from childhood ...

Why Natalia Pimpli chose Makris Tichos

The property is as beautiful as in the pictures, with beautiful decoration and full of charm, the appartment clean and well equipped, the terraces dotted with flowering plants. The owners are absolutely charming while remaining very discreet. Fantastic place, very quiet setting, recommend it to anyone who wants to spend a few days in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere! The garden is an oasis in its own right with olive and bougainvillea trees encircling the house. This space provides ample opportunities for both relaxing and entertaining at the generous and shady garden table. From the garden, at sunset, the terrace lounge area provides an ideal setting. Inside the property is an information book giving useful tips and advice to help you make the most of your holiday and the surrounding area. Other activities (water sports, sailing courses and other water sports) are available 2 km from the property. 500 m away there is also horse riding.

What makes this Villa unique

For those loving the mountains there is on 15 klm to the wonderful mountain area of for example Therisso Gorge. On the way there are many mountain villages waiting to be explored, offering beautiful views and good old fashion traditional Cretan food. The surroundings offer all someone could wish, from lovely beaches to amazing mountains, from modern beach life to old historical places, all reachable in not more than 20 minutes. Located very close to Chania with easy access on foot 30 min, by bus 10 min, taxi and car 7 min. It is perfect for two friendly families....


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 child bed, We provide child bed to the bedrooms 1 or 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        1 twin/ single
      • Living room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, It is a sofa bed up 2 pers. to the living room of s.view ap.
      • bedroom 1(18 m²):with 1 double bed, heating, bed-linen provided, wardrobe, lights, air condition, garden view-level 1 bedroom 2 (17 m²) :with 2 single beds, bed linen provided, wardrobe, lights, air condition, garden view-level 1 bedroom 3 (15 m²):with 1 double bed, heating, bed-linen , wardrobe, lights, air condition, sea-garden-mountain view-level 2 bedroom 4 (16 m²) :with 2 single beds, bed linen provided, wardrobe, lights, air condition, sea - garden- mountain view-level 2 bedroom 5 ( 9 m²)
        with 1 single bed, heating, bed-linen provided, lights, fan, sea-garden view -level 2


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 2 Bathrooms with Bath/Shower, WC, Hairdryers, washing mashines, towels, apivita shampoo/shower gel

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Waterfront


            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Garage
                      max. 2 cars
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Fireplace
                    • Mosquito Magnet
                    • Parking
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Kitchen
                          everything needed for 2 families - max. 10 pers.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          3 modern new coffee machines
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          up 10 persons
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          dishes, glasses, cutlery, pots, plates, salad bowls, teacups, trays
                        • Refrigerator
                          inox Liebherr
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              A lovely bright spacious room with a large bay window offering stunning views out to the sea/garden/ countryside/ Chania town, with two sitting areas, fireplace and the dining area.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Music Library
                                • Books
                                • Radio
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Water Sports Gear


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Car Available
                                            • Chauffeur
                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef
                                            • Staff


                                                • bay/sound
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • The house is an ideal getaway for guests yearning for a truly out of the ordinary retreat! The country house in Chrissi Akti is situated in the peaceful spot beach, and 2,5 km from Chania town. You can enjoy romantic dinners, sunset cocktails or sunset swims from the garden. A short walk - less than 3 minutes - will bring you to two other sandy beaches - the famous Agioi Apostoloi beaches. Board games, adult and kids' book library, DVD library provided. Hiking, walking in nature etc. A peaceful holiday, freedom to do what you like: The property is very private, being enclosed by walls. We visit once or twice a week to make sure everything is ok, and we always available should you need anything. We will send you detailed directions from which ever airport you arrive at, some notes about the house and the area, plus our mobile phone numbers, when you book. If you prefer to eat in, then our kitchens are very well equipped.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  12 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A truly beautiful villa with stunning views out across the ocean.

                                                                  Maria M.

                                                                  We had an amazing stay here at The House by the Sea. Absolutely loved it from start to finish. Natalia arranged all our transfers and was on hand if we ever needed her. This is an exceptionally stunning beach house with every amenity you could wish for. We will definitely be returning again.

                                                                  Thanks Natalia for such a wonderful holiday.

                                                                  Kind regards

                                                                  Maria McGann

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Maria,

                                                                  I am so happy to hear that you have had a great time at our holiday home! Our season will have ended with your lovely review.....Thank you!

                                                                  I hope to see you and your friends very soon!



                                                                  Beautiful house with stunning views

                                                                  Dani M.

                                                                  This house was one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. My boyfriend booked us and four friends this beautiful villa for 5 nights for my birthday, it couldn't have been more perfect. It is located just by the beach with huge windows to view out of and also has four terraces so that you can always see the sea inside or out but you have your own private garden if you prefer. It has an outside traditional barbeque and pizza oven. The house is split into 2 flats, 3 double bedrooms on the first floor and 2 double bedrooms downstairs so everyone has there own privacy. We also had a bit of trouble getting there as there were greek air strikes but Natalie (the owner) allowed us to change our dates last minute at no extra charge which was very kind and she also dropped us in some fresh pastries on our first day for breakfast. You have everything that you might need in the house and more. She even sends a cleaner every couple of days. Can't wait to go back again soon.

                                                                  Beautiful view and super location

                                                                  Berit K.

                                                                  This house has a superb location "on the beach" with lovely view! The beach is clean and suits everyone and no need for a pool. The house is nicely furbished and has wifi, Tv and everything you need. The bus-stop to Chania around the corner and took only 10 minutes. Chania is a very nice old town with lots to buy and eat. Would recommend the house also for those having small children as the garden was very safe and childfriendly. You could always find a quiet place to relax here too. Thanks alot, Natalia, for letting us use your house and thanks for your hospitality.

                                                                  Very good place to stay

                                                                  Helge S.

                                                                  This is a very good place to stay for one big family, or two families travelling together. The upstairs ("sea-view-house") is large and lovely. The downstairs ("garden-view-house") is nice and quiet, but the air is a little more damp. We were 9 people sharing it all, and that is perfect. Big garden, and wonderful view from the terrace. No need for pool, as the sea and beach is 10 seconds away. The bus to town stops just around the corner every 20 minutes. Only 5 minutes walk to some shops which have all basic things you need.

                                                                  Vi hadde en flott uke i House by the sea.

                                                                  Inger Marie S.

                                                                  Huset var fint, rent og hadde det vi trengte. Vi var 9 stykker, 6 voksne og 3 barn. Det var god plass til alle. Det ligger supert til like ved stranda. I hagen var det mulighet for grilling og avslapping. Jeg gir 4 gode stjener for huset. Området huset ligger i er greit, men jeg har sett finere plasser på Kreta. Et stor pluss er at huset ligger ikke langt unna Chania som har mye å by på. Det går ofte busser inn til byen, og buss-stoppet er like ved huset.

                                                                  Better than the pictures!

                                                                  Tucker M.

                                                                  When we booked the house, I kept thinking there was going to be a catch. The house looked amazing in the pictures and I couldn't believe we would get such a great view and location for what we paid. When we walked in the house the view from the huge window in the living room took our breath away. We ended up grilling out in the backyard and eating dinner on the front porch every night. The garden was beautiful and everyone loved taking showers in the heated outdoor shower when we got back from the beach every day. Did I mention there is a very nice beach right across the street? No need to pack up everything you need when heading out, if you realize you forgot something it's a short trip back to the house.

                                                                  The only reason I didn't give the house 5 stars is that the third bedroom upstairs isn't air conditioned and there wasn't a fan. Since my two year-old son was sleeping in there I went and bought a small fan and he didn't seem to have any problems being too hot. Maybe the fan will still be there for future guests?

                                                                  That is really the only negative thing I could say about the House By The Sea and I would love to go back. Definitely recommend!


                                                                  Makris Tichos, Daratsos, Greece

                                                                  Chrissi Akti area (2,5 kilometres west of Chania: about 7 minutes' drive from Chania town centre without traffic) From the I. Daskalogiannis Airport of Chania: If you arrive at the airport or seaport of Chania taxis are readily available. A taxi from the airport of Chania to Chrissi Akti Beach will cost around 30-35 Euro and takes about 30 minutes. The local bus connecting to the city (terminal at 'Square 1866') runs every 15 minutes till late at night. 1. Travel from the airport to Chania Town Center then follow the signs for Kisamos on the old national road beginning at the north-west side of Chania. After 2.5 km turn right at the traffic lights where there is an Eco gas station on the corner. Or 2.From the Airport drive to Souda, and there join the motorway E75 towards Kisamos, then at the second intersection, just after Chania, take the exit to the right and cross the main road, turn immediately afterwards right a little uphill and continue straight until the traffic lights. Once the lights turn orange ( there is an Eco gas station on the corner) and go across Then, follow the road to the beach; the house is on the left-hand corner (red house with red roof tiles and tall trees). Entrance from the street on your left (4 Papanikoli Street ). From the N.Kazantzakis Airport of Heraklion: Travel from the airport to the E75 motorway, then follow the signs for Rethymnon and Chania. Just after Chania, take the exit to the right and cross the main road, turn immediately afterwards right a little uphill and continue straight until the traffic lights. Once the lights turn orange, go across and follow the road to the beach; the house is on the left-hand corner (red house with red roof tiles and tall trees). Entrance from the street on your left (4 Papanikoli Street). GPS coordinates: 35.511932 Latitude, 23.989515 Longitude Scheduled flights to Athens arrive daily from just about everywhere. You can then either fly on to Crete or take the overnight ferry. Aegean Air is generally a bit cheaper than Olympic for the domestic hop Athens-Chania, and you can book online. We can arrange for a taxi or hire car to meet you at Chania airport or Souda ferry port. Chania airport is about 30 minutes drive from Chrissi Akti Ferries :If you fly to Athens airport there is a bus to Piraeus (the port of Athens) which takes about an hour, or you can take a taxi. Make sure your flight arrives in time to get to the port. The ANEK line ferries usually leave Piraeus at 21.00 and arrive at Souda (The port for Chania) at 05.30 am the next day. The return ferry leaves Souda at 21.00 and arrives at Piraeus at 05.30. They are very comfortable and you can book a cabin. Souda is about 10 minutes' drive from Chrissi Akti. Walking from the house to Chania town: Continue along the beach of Chrissi Akti, through Aptera beach, continue along the beach of Nea Hora and arrive at the Firkas Forte in the Old Town It is a very nice bike ride. Finding us by bus Buses start at “Nea Katastimata” square, and it is about 10 minutes' ride to the house. The bus stop in Chrissi Akti is 50m from the house. Our beach Chrissi Akti (2,5 kilometres far from Chania at the West) : “The House by the Sea” is located directly in front of the majestic Chrissi Akti Beach on the north side of Crete. The idyllic beauty of Chrissi Akti Beach is known by all. Stretching for over one kilometre, Chrissi Akti is blessed with pure and natural golden sand. The water is shallow so it is safe for children. The island in the middle is visible from a great distance and it can be visited by boat. Walking 300m up the beach heading west, you arrive at Agioi Apostoloi nature area where you find two sandy beaches, a park with a playground, a small forest of pines for walking, jogging, and picnics. Also there are family restaurants, big & small supermarkets, and tourist and car rental offices in the surrounding area. Many other beautiful beaches are around, such as Glaros, Aptera and Kalamaki. It’s a good base if you want to be close to town without being in it. It’s also very useful if you have children (the beaches are safer than most beaches on the northwest coast). The beach is a sandy cove with clear water, well organised, with canteens on the beach as well as facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sun beds, umbrellas, sea sports etc). Informal volleyball games can also be played in the afternoons and body surfing and windsurfing atop the waves is possible. During the summer season a lifeguard is on duty. Chrissi Akti is an convenient area, 7 minutes' drive from the centre of Chania (a town that stays alive even in winter), where you can enjoy a rich night life, good food, shops and marketplaces and you can find pretty cobbled Venetian streets lined with shops. A 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the house, there are great restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets ranging from those providing local cuisine to the more international choices. About the area: Just outside of Chania, in the NW part of the island, a safe neighbourhood with houses and small hotels, nature beauty, and good transport to Chania town • Shops in the neighbourhood: confectionery, grocery shop, mini markets, bakery, cafes serving breakfast & lunch, pharmacy, ATM/bank, food markets, restaurants Local Activities: • beach • swimming • walking/hiking • beach volley • mini-golf • playground • horseback riding • water sports • diving Nearest Airport: I.Daskalogiannis Airport 16 km away Nearest Ferry: Souda port 8 km away Nature area 500 m away (the famous Agioi Apostoloi beaches) – a short walk, less than 3 minutes. Getting there: Located very close to Chania with easy access on foot (30 min), by bus (10 min), taxi and car (7 min without traffic). Chrissi Akti is a convenient area: the seasonal residence is located 5 minutes from the highway Chania - Heraklion, Chania - Kissamos. Convenient locality for trips in the summertime to all regions (Elafonisi, Falasarna, Palaiochora, Ballos, Grambousa, Sougia, Samaria Gorge, Rethymnon)

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  We calculate exact prices for the number of days that you spend in “The House by the Sea” summer house. Our prices include water, electricity and heating (if needed). The prices are up 9 -10 persons. For 4-6 pers. on request. Ask us for special offers.

                                                                  12 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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