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Beautifully restored old stone cottage with private pool

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Private, secluded and relaxing. A very special place for a memorable holiday.

The house is a beautifully restored old stone cottage with idyllic private heated pool surrounded by stone path and grass, with two hammocks stretched between olive trees.

It offers the perfect place to get away from it all; nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains, within minutes of great beaches. The house is off the beaten track, a charming cottage, offering complete privacy, relaxation and comfort, plus all the facilities of a ‘home away from home’.

The tastefully furnished accommodation comprises a spacious living area, with comfortable settees and dining table and chairs. The Kitchen has everything you need including: fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, Coffee Machine, juicer, blender, toaster,washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, Satellite, CD/MP3, Wifi Internet and downstairs bathroom with toilet and sink. Upstairs there is an air-conditioned double bedroom, a twin bedroom, balcony and bathroom with fabulous corner bath and shower.

Outside is a private heated swimming pool. Fantastic Barbeque area, Table Tennis, outdoor tables and chairs, gardens, hammocks and sun beds and a wonderful outdoor hot and cold shower. The Garden and pool area are very private and tranquil.

We are happy to offer recommendations for trips, and will direct you to some of the many excellent tavernas. Please note car hire is essential and we can arrange this.

We can arrange all kinds of activities and tuition, for example: Water Skiing, Scuba Diving, Gorge, Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, guided and unguided Mountain Biking, painting classes, etc.

Heated Pool ! The pool heating will generally increase the water temperature by approximately 4°C - 6°C from the ambient water temperature at the time (up to a maximum of 26 to 28°C). The water may therefore still feel cold even where heated. please ask for more details.

EOT Licence no: 1042K92002982801

We are open throughout the year! Visit Crete without the crowd`s. Winter flights with Eazy Jet or Ryanair to Athen`s then a 50 min hop to Chania Airport with Ryan Air! Winter is a great time for walking, painting, drawing, exploring etc etc. Car hire is cheap and readily available as is wood for the cast iron stove. Visit in November and see Raki being made in the Villages! Please call or email for any advice, information or special offers .

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

We are open throughout the year! Visit Crete without the crowd`s. Winter flights with Eazy Jet or Ryanair to Athen`s then a 50 min hop to Chania Airport with Ryan Air! Winter is a great time for walking, painting, drawing, exploring etc etc. Car hire is cheap and readily available as is wood for the cast iron stove. Visit in November and see Raki being made in the Villages! Please call or email for any advice, information or special offers .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review # 9447147 "Pure relaxation!"

The description of the property corresponds with reality. Very suitable for a quiet-seeking couple or parents with up to two children. It is a beautiful, well maintained, cozy cottage, with everything you need. The garden is idyllic with pool and BBQ. The hosts are very friendly, helpful and straightforward. From the airport in Chania rd, 45 minutes away by car. From the house in about 10 minutes by car located in the neighboring Platanias, a Lidl, where you get everything you need. The house is very well hidden. Hot tip: the car should be a really small car. The roads in Crete in general and in particular to the house are narrow.

We can recommend the house, location and landlord couple fully. We have not relaxed so much for a very long time.
Sep 2014
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Chania Region Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 1 En-suite with corner bath and shower. Bathroom 2 downstairs toilet and basin. Outside: cold and hot shower by pool.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • One bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom. Two single beds in second bedroom which is accessed from the double bedroom. Baby cot and highchair available free of charge.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The area surrounding the house presents numerous opportunities for exploration and sightseeing, walking, cycling, motorbike trail riding, gorge walking and horse riding. All kinds of water sports, including kayaking, water skiing, wind-surfing, scuba diving snorkeling, fishing etc. We can arrange all these activities for you and can organize car and motorcycle hire and for you to be met at the airport. Chania, with its old harbor and waterside tavernas and bars is only 20 minutes by car, and the sandy beaches of Elafonissi, Falassarna and Paleochora just over an hour by car. Heated pool option available please ask for more details.


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Beautifully restored old stone cottage with private pool
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful retreat in a small village outside of Chania

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sarah and John's villa for 4 days in July, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage was very comfortable and well-equipped - ideal for two of us, but also had a couple of extra guests staying the spare twin room for one night. The garden was the perfect place to relax, swim and bbq. The area is surrounded by orange trees and figs, and while the cottage was next door to Sarah and John's house, it felt isolated and private. There is the Nostas vinyard nearby.

We had a rental car which I would say is essential for staying here, and being relatively close to Chania, meant that we were not too far from supermarkets, beaches and restaurants.

Sarah and John were very welcoming, and gave us some good tips about nearby tavernas and activities. John even popped round for a bottle of raki, which we happily emptied over good conversation.

Highly recommend this villa for peace and quiet, and enjoying some of the amazing local produce that Crete has to offer.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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lovely villa in the heart of the Cretan hills

  • 5 of 5

Small but perfectly formed, we had a fantastic week in this villa overlooking some spectacular countryside. The villa was very clean and well maintained, as was the pool.The garden offered plenty of sunspots but also plenty of shade and we all spent a lot of time chilling out and reading in the hammocks or on the sunloungers!

The owners John & Sarah give us some top tips for the best local tavernas, including a very isolated one right up in the mountains with incredible views over to the coast. We also got the nod for the best local beaches (all about 25 minutes away), either for sand or activities.

We came away feeling that we had seen and experienced a lot of authentic Greece and that makes a proper holiday. We will definitely book to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Homely retreat offering privacy, peace and access to Western Crete.

  • 5 of 5

This is a really comfortable cottage that feels like a log cabin, although it is a reconstructed old village property part way up the mountains. The garden is small but perfectly formed, very usable, with wonderful views from every seat and just like the photographs. It feels totally private and the owners are not intrusive which we appreciated very much having stayed in a property before where the owner let herself in and out during our stay. The directions given by John were helpful, if a little too detailed, as we took several wrong turnings and felt a small sign would have been useful at the sharp right after the dip. We were met at the gate by Sarah who showed us into the main room, pointed out the information book to read and left us in peace to explore with a jug of lemonade (bliss) and some fruit. The info book became our guide as it had great ideas on places to visit and things to do. The cottage has everything you might need, including a comfortable bed, juice squeezers (used every morning), extra blankets (we didn't need) dishwasher tablets, BBQ (not used as we are veggies but all stuff supplied), children's toys, wood for wood-burning stove as well as all the necessary stuff. The weather was not perfect but the pool remained at 22-24 which was wonderful in the evenings. We saw John and Sarah when we went out to the car a few times and they produced wine, rakki, and eggs. Thank you so much! This is a place that you could return to over and over again as it felt like home. If you value peace, privacy, tranquil views, a great central location and are up for driving a small car on dodgy roads go for it! Tip: buy a huge bag of oranges/lemons/grapefruit (really cheap!) at the start of your stay from a local producer to make fresh juice every morning.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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A wonderdul and peaceful stay in Crete

  • 5 of 5

We spent ten marvelous days at the cottage with our daughter aged 3 years. The house is cosy and well-equipped, the garden is a perfect place to have some rest between two dives in the swimming pool. We enjoyed to be near the old city of Chania and to be so closed to the beaches and the moutain for small walks with our daughter.

It's little to say that John and Sarah were very kind with us: John was waiting for us at 1:00 am to be sure we find the house after leaving an homemade cooked in the fridge !

They provided us some fresh eggs, an excellent limonade and fresh fruits among other tasty things all along the stay. They know the country very well and give us some good advices to visit the area.

We warmly recommend to stay at the cottage !

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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L'endroit rêvé

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 2 semaines merveilleuses avec notre petite fille de 10 mois dans la maison de John et Sarah.

La maison est bien équipée même pour les bébés : baignoire, lit parapluie chaise haute, jeux et même mixeur pour faire purées et compotes. L'extérieur est vraiment très agréable, avec une très belle vue et malgré la période à laquelle nous avons passé notre séjour (début du printemps), la température de la piscine était très agréable (20°-22°C) et nous avons réellement apprécié le coin BBQ.

L'intérieur est également agréable et plein de charme, idéal pour une famille avec enfants. Au RDC, la maison se compose d'un bel espace salon-cuisine avec tout le nécessaire avec en plus une (très) petite salle d'eau. A l'étage, se situe une vaste pièce avec lit double, une salle de bain et une chambre attenante.

La maison est bien située (à Patellari) à 45 minutes de l'aéroport de Chania, 30 minutes de la ville de Chania qui vaut le coup d'être visité, à 10 minutes de platanias et des commodités (boulangerie, supermarché,...), à 45 minutes de l'entrée des gorges de Samaria (malheureusement fermées en cette période), à 1h des magnifiques plages de Balos et d'Elafonisi, de Sougia et à environ 1h20 de la très belle Preveli Beach.

Nous avons également réellement apprécié toutes les petites attentions de nos hôtes : des paniers avec bois pour le poêle (les nuits étant fraiches en cette période), oranges, pamplemousses, citrons, œufs, vins maison particulièrement appréciés à l'apéritif, nous attendaient sur le perron à chaque fois que nous rentrions de nos excursions ou alors que John soit venus nous chercher à la sortie de la voie rapide puisque nous arrivions de nuit et avions peur de ne pas trouver notre chemin.

Bref, nous avons passé un agréable séjour.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Tranquil and peaceful setting with great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very cosy and well-equipped with everything we needed, including coffee maker, toaster, washing machine, hairdryer, large fridge-freezer etc.

The outside space was private and peaceful. We really loved the swimming pool and the barbecue area, and the views all around were breathtaking.

John and Sarah, the hosts, were really welcoming, and after our long journey, we appreciated the basket of goodies they left for us. They were also a great source of local knowledge, They found a great place for us to do water sports and recommended lots of beautiful beaches, as well as some lovely tavernas, where we tried some of the local specialities.

We would highly recommend this cottage and are already looking forward to going back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The House is only 10 minutes from the wildlife lake at Agia and just 15 minutes from Platanias and Gerani. The fantastic water park at Limnoupoli is also just 15 minutes. There is a beautiful (and not too busy) sandy beach and sheltered bay at Agia Apostoli only 15 minutes by car. Directions in the house!

The popular Hania town is 25-30 minutes. The Samaria Gorge is easily accessed across the White Mountains and the smaller and quieter Agia Irini Gorge is less than an hours drive.

Elafonissi, the spectacular island of pink sand is approx 1hour and the beaches of Falassarna 45 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 25% deposit is required on booking and the balance can be paid 8 weeks before the start of your holiday or on arrival in cash.
The price Includes everything, for example cleaning, sheets, towels etc. fuel for fire if needed. Longer Winter lets available discount for longer periods,please call or email for more details!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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