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Arete Crete-Self Catering Fully Furnished Apartment-WINTER RATE 600 EURO PER MTH

90 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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SPACIOUS (42 sq meters) Fully Furnished and equipped, self-catering apartment, suitable for any season. PRIVATE PARKING and independent access to the apartment gives guests the freedom to come and go as they please. 2 BALCONIES, a private rear balcony off the bedroom and a large front balcony off the kitchen, shower room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. AGRO TOURISM, run as a small holding/hobby farm offering the rural experience of village life, we have vegetable gardens, chickens, olive trees, a fabulous flower garden, a walled courtyard and abundant wildlife. LOCATED conveniently but not too closely to the beaches of Maleme, 3kms away, Platanias, 5kms away or a short drive west away from the populated tourist areas towards Kissamos, Kolimbari and Rhodopos. POPULAR destina...SPACIOUS (42 sq meters) Fully Furnished and equipped, self-catering apartment, suitable for any season. PRIVATE PARKING and independent access to the apartment gives guests the freedom to come and go as they please. 2 BALCONIES, a private rear balcony off the bedroom and a large front balcony off the kitchen, shower room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. AGRO TOURISM, run as a small holding/hobby farm offering the rural experience of village life, we have vegetable gardens, chickens, olive trees, a fabulous flower garden, a walled courtyard and abundant wildlife. LOCATED conveniently but not too closely to the beaches of Maleme, 3kms away, Platanias, 5kms away or a short drive west away from the populated tourist areas towards Kissamos, Kolimbari and Rhodopos. POPULAR destinations such as Paleochora, Sougia, Elafonisi and many more are just an unforgettable drive away, across west Crete's dramatic countryside and coastal roads. IDEAL location for walkers, bird-watchers, history and archaeology enthusiasts, offering the perfect base from where to explore or just to relax and enjoy the Cretan countryside. We, the owners Helen & Sean live here on this wonderful island all year round and can give you local information and advice on where to visit and how to get there, where to eat and much more. We happily take guests on local walks around the area and further afield for more adventurous walks, all free of charge. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: AMA-00000144202More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Refrigerator
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Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Yard
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Parking
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Iron
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This spacious apartment enjoys stunning views across the Cretan countryside.The proprietors,Sean and Helen,are a warm and welcoming couple who have created a lovely home set in a beautiful garden.Both are involved in the life of the local community,so we had the experience of seeing loggerhead...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank John F
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Chose the location as an ideal base to explore the Westen side of Crete and found it to be in a perfect setting set amongst olive trees in a small quiet village but just a five minute drive down to Melame and all the facilities...More

Date of stay: July 2018
2  Thank richardWooreCheshire
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

A lovely quite location but in easy reach of beaches and restaurants. The owners are nothing but kind & helpful, they tell the best locations to visit. The appointment is very clean & tidy. We have been staying with Sean & Helen for four years...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank _chris_link59
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Awesome location and a quality place to stay. It's in a quite village and run by a english expat couple who have spent the last 12 years going native. They had plenty of advice on where to find secluded beaches that were quiet even in...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Eleanor D
aretecrete, VR Owner at Arete Crete-Self Catering Fully Furnished Apartment-WINTER RATE 600 EURO PER MTH, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Thanks both, it was really lovely to meet you and we wish you all the best for your adventure. Happy travelling. Kalo Taxidhi.

Reviewed August 9, 2017

Stayed at Arete for a long weekend, just what we needed great location peace and quiet, olive trees, chickens and ducks running wild.... what more could you want. Room was clean and well equipped and had two great balconies. 5 minutes to the beach, many...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank leslie k
About the Owner
HELEN J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:82%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
Interaction with guests
We the owners, Helen and Sean, live full time at Arete and will be waiting to welcome you and show you around, to give you as much advice or information as you need, whenever you need it, we are here to help.
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About the neighborhood
The village of Xamoudochori is located 3 kilometers inland from the coastal village of Maleme, west Crete. Approximately 40 kilometers from the airport at Chania (airport code CHQ) a 40 minute drive. Or 160 kilometers from the airport at Heraklion (airport code HER) a 2 to 3 hour drive. Xamoudochori is a small farming village with 1 kafeneon, serving drinks and snacks. It's rural location is ideally situated for an authentic Cretan holiday experience but also close enough to the tourist areas such as Platanias 5 kms away.
Getting around
A car is recommended as the local bus route is in Maleme, 3kms away. We can arrange a bespoke tour to the Samaria Gorge, a guided tour of Chania Town, a brewery visit, wine tasting and much more. Please ask us for more information.
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