Beautiful summer house in former Venetian convent
|Address||Rousou Vourdoumpa, 73100 Chania, Kreta, Greece|
Highlights (Newly renovated in the spring of 2014!)
70sqm, 2 bedrooms with air conditioning, 9 Beds (several double and single beds), gallery and interior patio, fireplace, stone floor, idyllic with vine arbor covered courtyard, central, yet peaceful location, 150m to old harbor and town beach for refreshing morning bath as well as a charming village square with numerous taverns.
Build by the Venetians about 500 years ago as part of a monastery right behind the old port, it was later used by the Turks as a residence. The Turks expand the smaller of the two rooms on the upper floor by a typical wooden oriel. Then 100 years ago, the Turkish inhabitants in this idyllic village atmosphere Splantsia district are replaced by Greek refugees from Smyrna (now Ismir). Our Greek-German family bought the house about 15 years ago in completely desolate condition. We lovingly modernized it and kept the original style, so that the charm of the house is still preserved today.
The house has a living space of 70 square meters. On the ground floor a living/kitchen room with a fireplace and a bathroom with a washing machine and hot water boiler. Upstairs are two bedrooms with several single and double beds. Additional space for beds is integrated on the gallery on the upper part of the large bed room. Likewise upstairs the house has a inside patio covered with an vine arbor. The patio has an open shower and space for two more beds, mostly used by us for siesta. Finally the most beautiful room of the house is the courtyard right in front of the house. It is also covered by a vine and bouganvilla arbor. This idyllic courtyard you will leave only just for shopping or for a refreshing bath at the 150m distant city beach "Koumkapi".
The house is located in the Splatsia district, which lies directly behind the old port of Chania. It is characterized by Venetian style of narrow streets, narrow but deep houses and courtyards. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Who has been here once knows why. The immediate neighborhood is characterized by a rural idyll. Nevertheless, the center and the always lively port are nearby. The Splantsia Square or Plateia 1821, is also a place with a moving story. It is surrounded by cafes, taverns and the local church of Ag. Nikolaos. It is recognizable by the Venetian campanile as well as the Turks minaret. The area immediately adjacent to the north east on the waterfront "Koumkapi". This can be reached by finding your path through the maze-like streets of the neighborhood. Have fun :-). The adjacent waterfront is busy at night as well as during the day. Especially in the morning it is ideal for a refreshing bath. The water is suitable for swimming and it is continuously monitored. Pensioners and children of the neighborhood are daily swimming here too. You will make new friends daily.
House rules- The rent is inclusive of electricity and water use. Both are rare in Crete. Electricity is produced by an oil power plant (!) in Heraklion and water is precious on this arid island. So be thrifty with both.
- The house is the summer residence of our family, so that there are numerous private items. Everything in the house can be used but please be careful
- The hot water boiler can be used only for showering. After showering please turn off boiler again in order to save electricity. For washing-up in the kitchen, please use the kettle in the kitchen.
- A seperate storage room has its own entrance on the right of the main entrance on the courtyard. Two bikes are stored there, which you can use. Key are in dresser drawer in the entrance hall.
- Bedding, towels, etc. are in the closet (in the wall) in the large room 1st floor, as well as on the shelves and in the chest on the gallery. Before leaving the house, all the used textiles are to be collected and placed in the kitchen.
- Final cleaning is charged separately. It is binding and available at 30 EUR.
|Price for > 4 guests||$ 34 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
Everything was very nice! It is a very nice house and we really enjoyed our stay there. The hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. We felt like at home. It is perfect for a short or long stay. In the kitchen everything is in place and the rooms are very cozy and charming.
The location is absolutely perfect. Numerous cafes, delicious baked goods, Museum, Playground, Saturday market, small shops, the beach town and the Venetian harbor area with a fantastic view of the sunset and lots of cozy and scenic restaurants and bars, etc. are just minutes away. We would love to come back! We are very happy that we found this house for our stay in Chania! Thank you very much! Lucia, Tobi & Nila
Alles war sehr schön! Es ist ein sehr schönes Haus und wir haben unseren Aufenthalt dort sehr genossen. Die Gastgeber sind äußerst freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir fühlten uns wie zu Hause. Es ist perfekt für einen kurzen oder langen Aufenthalt. In der Küche ist alles ist vorhanden und die Zimmer sind sehr gemütlich und charmant.
Die Lage ist absolut perfekt. Zahlreiche Cafés, leckere Backwaren, Museum, Spielplatz, Samstag Markt, kleine Geschäfte, der Stadtstrand und das venezianische Hafengebiet mit einem fantastischem Blick auf den Sonnenuntergang und viele gemütliche und szenische Restaurants und Bars usw. sind nur wenige Minuten entfernt. Wir würden gerne wieder kommen! Wir sind sehr glücklich, dass wir dieses Haus für unseren Aufenthalt in Chania gefunden haben! Wir danken Ihnen sehr! Lucia, Tobi & Nila
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