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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Chania Town, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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San Francisco, California
1 review
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“Beautiful, relaxing”
Reviewed August 7, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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I stayed here for a week with a group of 9 friends. It was an amazing experience. The house is as beautiful as the photos depict. It is just a few minute walk down to a beach w/ a fun bar, and lots of people. It's about a 20 minute walk to a large and very bustling beach. A 30 min drive gets you into Chania town, which has a boatload of fun and tasty restaurants.

We spent most of our days lounging in the pool at the house (the pool water is a bit brisk, but nice on hot days). We hired a private chef (with the help of the owner) who cooked for us two nights. That was an amazing experience, reasonably priced, which I'd highly recommend.

All of the rooms were comfortable. The owner and his son were very helpful, and were quick to respond to our needs.

I had so much fun staying here w/ my friends, that I am now hoping to book many more vacations at homes like this, in various places around the world. Obviously, part of that fun is my friends, but this house and the surrounding environment is a big part of what made it such a wonderful, relaxing week.

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Sophie P
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An unforgettable trip”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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With a group of friends we rented the Villa for a birthday event in the middle of July. We selected it via the internet as it was the only property in the area of Akrotiri with the architectural design aesthetic we all liked and respected. I have been to Chania many a time and have family located there so I knew that Loutraki and Marathi are the best beaches with mainly locals going there. Any beaches that buses go to tend to be very touristy and not as turquoise as these. They are also sheltered beaches so you do not have the shawl winds affecting the translucent colour. The beach of Loutraki (4 minute walk from the house) has sun beds, umbrellas, a youthful day club (if you like this kind of thing) a small café, for lunches and a restaurant with authentic Cretan cuisine. The villa is built in stone and has very large airy rooms and windows. Dealing with Alex the owner was very easy and as it was the first year of operation there were many questions that we had! This easily housed the group of 8 but has capacity for at least 10. It has all the luxuries one would require for a summer holiday including fantastic pool, children play area and places to relax that protect you from the beating sun. Overlooking Souda bay, the house has by far some of the best ocean views I’ve ever seen including the architecturally designed tower to have you closer to the loutraki cliff faces and water. Sunsets and sunrises in Greece are the best but these from the 2nd level of the entertaining area are the best. There are many eating areas on the 3 different levels and if you are keen foodies there is a barbeque, pizza oven, 2 style kitchens (1 for the upper level and another for the barbeque area).

Alex and his beautiful family were very welcoming and helped us with orientation, cars, taxis and were so gracious in making our holiday all that more organised. As it was a birthday, they brought round a sumptuous cake, a beautiful gift and even welcome treats on our first day. All the guests felt very special and will not forget the experience or our hosts generosity and friendliness. This experience exceeded our expectations. We will definitely return! Thank you.

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Liked best: The kitchen and the entertaining areas
Traveling group: Friends
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dingsee
Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dream house in dream area”
Reviewed July 31, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Our stay in this villa was exceptional. The house has beautiful modern architecture with comfortable common spaces, high ceilings, and great air flow, and it was cleaned scrupulously each day. The back deck and pool overlooking the sea alone made us never want to leave the house. The manager was extremely welcoming and attentive. It seemed like every day we received a new welcome surprise, from the home-baked dessert he brought over to the ping-pong table that suddenly appeared one afternoon in the yard. The location was also ideal, with two tavernas and a lovely beach within walking distance. This villa was a great fit for our group, and I'll always remember it as part of what made our trip to Crete so wonderful.

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Liked best: The layout and location of the villa
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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“Breathtaking views from an architecturally spectacular house”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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I recently stayed at this property with a large group of family and friends (we also rented one the neighboring Olea villas at the same time) and had a marvelous time. The house is spectacular and comfortable, with lots of great additional amenities such as an outdoor playset for the little ones and a ping-pong table for the grown-ups. But the most amazing thing about the house is the location - jutting out over a rocky promontory with views of the clear waters below. Photographs do not do the outdoor experience justice. It is also conveniently situated just a short walk from Loutraki beach and a couple of nice tavernas. A nicer, larger beach with a fantastic taverna is located just a couple of minutes drive away. Chania town, the airport, and other sights of interest like the lovely Monastery of Agia Triada are also a convenient distance.

The owner and her team could not have been more gracious, welcoming and responsive. They booked massages for us, arranged for a private chef, had the rental cars waiting at the house (!) and even brought by a special welcome treat on our first day. We always felt like our comfort was the highest priority and had a very special holiday thanks to the spectacular house and top-notch service.

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Liked best: The outdoor spaces and views
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Mathieu B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in October 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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Arcachon, France
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46 reviews
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Reviewed May 3, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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