We stayed at House 66 for 3 nights in June. The booking process, reaching there & getting in were very quick & smooth mainly because our host, Natalia, was extremely responsive and detailed in her instructions. She also met and gave us the local's perspective on things to do, places to go to & places to eat in - all of which we followed, uncovering some hidden gems (Marathi beach, the drive to Phalasarna, the Old Market) in the process!!
The location of the house is just perfect - it's on the edge of the quaint Old Town & at the end of the picturesque Theotokopoulou St, both of which are beautiful places to wander around in for days. It's also a stone's throw from some of the best eating places in Chania (with some of Chania's best restaurants not more than a 10 min walk), a 20 min walk to the beautiful lighthouse & amazing views of the sunset & just around the corner from the most buzzing part of Chania. There is a free parking at the bottom of the street, a super market 2 min away & the Old Market a 10 min walk away for fruits, veggies & meats of your choice.
The house itself is full of character - a period house which traces some of its foundations way back to the 16th century! The renovation of the house is very informatively & interestingly documented in a book. Along with some other very informative books (including a fabulous one on Greek cooking that I'm searching for now!) very thoughtfully provided by the host. And it's very well done up with all modern conveniences.
The much-talked-about balcony is as stunning as in the photos - there are lounging chairs & seats to easily seat a family of 4. Even during the day, the balcony remains partially shaded, so you can spend good time lounging & looking out at the changing colours of the sea! And the sunsets from the balcony can become the highlight of your day.
The staircase to the 2nd bedroom is a little too winding to easily carry up & down large suitcases. And the communal space on the ground floor for a family to sit together or hang out is quite small. So we ended up doing most of our sitting together on the balcony, which was 2 floors up though.
All in all, a lovely stay at Chania. And a place we would recommend, especially for couples or smaller families.
Location was great-once we found it.. The owner left a bit of written history on this centuries old house but would have loved to know more. Comfy beds.
Tiny, but completely updated modern bathrooms. Stairs inside were extremely narrow and steep. Nice view from kitchenette balcony and rooftop deck. It was a welcome surprise to have a cleaning person come halfway through our stay. Chania, Crete is beautiful and this was a wonderful property. Thanks for your hospitality Natalia.
We had a great 4 night stay at house 66.
Natalie explained everything when we arrived & made us feel at home.
The location is superb, close enough to the bustling harbour area but more peaceful.
Apart from the shower taps being a bit confusing to operate the rest of the amenities couldn’t be faulted.
Wonderful views from the roof terrace.
Hopefully we will get to return to this special part of the world.
We stayed in this two-bedroomed house for five nights and it was, for us, the perfect location in Chania. Much of the old town boasts boutique shops, boutique hotels and delicious little restaurants. House 66 just teeters on the edge of this tourism - down the road you can eat well, shop well, and then return to a haven of calm and coolness (thanks to efficient air con). The two terraces look towards the sea and the restored Venetian battlements - the lower terrace just off the kitchen allows a breeze in off the sea whilst the spacious roof terrace has extensive views. Each bedroom has a very comfortable bed and ensuite shower room. The kitchen is compact but extremely well equipped. We cooked dinner and ate in on a couple of nights - having shopped for food at the colourful covered market at the southern extreme of the old town. The nearest beach is about eight minutes walk along the sea front and all museums are also within walking distance. All in all, the perfect place to stay in Chania.
The house is very conveniently located by the Chania old harbour. There is a big parking lot by the house but was full most of the time. We left our car at another parking space further east, roughly 5mins walk away.
However, the house is close to most restaurants, bars and cafes. You can walk pretty much anywhere in Chania from there.
The house is very nicely decorated and has a lot of A/C units, which can be very handy on hot days. The beds are comfortable but the bathrooms are a bit small. There is a small kitchen with most amenities, most notably an ice cube maker, but not big enough to cook comfortably a meal for 4 people.
However, the highlight is the huge terrace with great sunset view (despite the electricity pylon on the way). Make sure you buy a couple of candles as it can get a bit dark at night.
I would definitely recommend the house if you want upmarket in town accommodation for 2 couples of 4 friends that don't mind sharing double beds.
Delightfully situated away from the madness and bustle of the harbour, and at the end of the old high street. so a very good location for restaurants, cafes, shops moments away.
I would describe the accommodation as minimalist -, the bedrooms are comfortable, very good beds, Excellent and much needed air con. we used the bedroom - ensuite upstairs. I found the stairs quite steep (age of the house) so would not recommend to anyone who needs strong banisters to aid them, likewise the metal 'escape style' stairs to the roof terrace, also very steep. There is no shade on the roof between 11 am - 7.30pm ish, No umbrella or awning to shelter, so we were unable to use the space as we would have liked in the middle of the day to come back and rest. Found the sitting area on the ground floor not particularly comfortable. The kitchenette was fine for the two of us, but certainly I couldn't have cooked - simple basic and limited, A tiny fridge; doesn't hold much at all, no where for ice cream. A wine cooler-cabinet helped for chilling water, keeping fruit and dairy cool. Natalia was very helpful in getting car hire for us that genuinely offered a family personal touch - but that's another story!