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Arete Self Catering Apartment-village location-wifi-parking

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Arete
Courtyard
1 of 47Arete
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay at Arete Crete in your own private apartment on the 1st floor of our home. Your spacious, sunny and tranquil private apartment, overlooks our organic olive grove, flower and vegetable gardens with your own parking space and a separate entrance. 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 fa...Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay at Arete Crete in your own private apartment on the 1st floor of our home. Your spacious, sunny and tranquil private apartment, overlooks our organic olive grove, flower and vegetable gardens with your own parking space and a separate entrance. 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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Smoking allowed in outside areas , balconies etc
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
HELEN J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

Wow what a stunning property set in fabulous grounds overlooking olive groves and mature gardens. If peace and tranquility is what you need then this has to be the place for you to stay. The property is owned by a lovely couple who would ensure...More

Date of stay: June 2019
2  Thank ann692
aretecrete, VR Owner at Arete Self Catering Apartment-village location-wifi-parking, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Thank you very much for this wonderful and comprehensive review. We really appreciate the time you took to write in such detail and look forward to welcoming you again soon at Arete. All the very best, Helen and Sean.

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
3  Thank Barbara F
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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
3  Thank richardWooreCheshire
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
2  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
1  Thank Eleanor D
aretecrete, VR Owner at Arete Self Catering Apartment-village location-wifi-parking, 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.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Conditioning
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Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
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Staffed Property
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Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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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