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Property no. 898532

Holiday home for max. 2 adults + 2 children
Douliana, Crete (Apokoronas peninsula), Greece

5.0 out of 5 (4 Customer reviews)
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The holiday house is situated in Douliana. The place is shown on the map. You will also find the location of the holiday house marked there. Subject to change: The description text and the travel documents which include the address of the holiday house shall apply.
Lovingly restored traditional Cretan stone cottage with a romantic inner courtyard in a picturesque setting next to the village church overlooking the village of Gavalchori and the mountains

This romantic stone cottage was originally built in 1863 and has been renovated with much attention to detail to retain the rustic traditional Cretan architecture and features. The cottage is located in the Apokoronas region, in the heart of the small traditional village of Douiliana, about 22 km east of the city of Chania. It enjoys a quiet setting next to the village’s old church, far away from the tourist crowds.

The cottage features approx. 80m² of living space spread over two floors and can sleep up to four persons, an ideal holiday accommodation for a couple with one or two children. It is accessed via a traditional wooden door that leads to the inner courtyard. From here you walk directly into the house. The ground floor hosts the open plan living-/dining area with a large seating area next to the open fireplace, a dining table and chairs. On this floor you will also find the fully equipped open plan kitchen and the bathroom. The kitchen is complete with electric cooker and oven, fridge, freezer compartment, coffee machine, electric kettle and a toaster. The bathroom has a shower, wash basin and toilet. A wide wooden staircase leads to the upper floor that features the 25m² wooden ceiling bedroom which is furnished with a 160cm wide double bed and a large armchair that converts into a single bed (sleeping space 195cm x 80cm). An extra bed for a second child can be added. The bedroom also has a cupboard and TV set with USB port.

The bedroom has direct access to the 15m² balcony equipped with a table and chairs and boasting breathtaking views across the village and surrounding mountains. Downstairs, the inner courtyard provides a place to relax amid many shade providing plants and flowers. There is a table and chairs so here you can enjoy a meal or read a book while listening to the soothing sounds of gently splashing water from the small fountain with stone basin.

Access to the cottage is from the main road via a small walking path. Parking is available in a square approx. 30m away. The village of Douliana is situated between the villages of Vamos (2km away) and Kalyves (5km away), offering supermarkets, a post office, banks and various tavernas and restaurants. Douliana’s local taverna is only 150m away from the cottage and 50m away you will find a mini mart and a cosy village square with the local Cafe. The Apokoronas region is a great area for walking, hiking and bicycle tours, near the cottage there are several country paths and small road for you to explore the island’s countryside. The sandy beaches of Almirida and Kalyves are within a 4-5km from the village. If you’re looking to sample some of the best nightlife in Crete, you should go to Chania, the island’s second largest city (about half an hour by car).

Licence number for tourism leasing: 1042K91003203301
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House information

  • Approx. 80 m²
  • 4 persons (of that at least 2 children)
  • total number of floors in the building above the ground floor: 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • year of construction 1863
  • 1 bathroom
  • year of renovation 1992
  • 80 m² size of property
  • 95 m height above sea level


  • airport approx. 35 km
  • grocery store approx. 50 m
  • sea approx. 5 km
  • nearest stop (public transport) approx. 17 km
  • cafés/restaurants approx. 150 m
  • sandy beach approx. 5 km
  • beach approx. 5 km
  • tennis court approx. 17 km
  • water sports approx. 3 km

Floor plan

further rooms


  • king-size bed (1.60 m width)


  • toilet

  • extra bed
  • child's bed/ baby's cot

  • shower
  • hairdryer


Living area

  • iron
  • CD player
  • music system
  • radio
  • TV


  • oven
  • freezer compartment
  • deep freezer
  • stove
  • coffee machine
  • fridge
  • toaster
  • electric kettle


  • air conditioning: In part
  • pets are allowed (on request)
  • fan
  • washing machine close by
  • Internet close by

Outside area

  • grill/barbecue
  • terrace
  • verandah

Special feature of this property

  • natural stone house

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* Unless otherwise indicated, this property is not equipped for the disabled.
  • max. 2 adults + 2 children  
    Pet on request    
Visitor's tax and security deposit: visitor's tax included, security deposit no

This is what customers wrote about the holiday house 

  • 5.0 out of 5
    Customer Elke Schump wrote
    on 16/07/2018, travel period: June 2018

    “The house is just to fall in love. It is super clean and a haven of peace. If you are looking for a hustle and bustle and relax, this is just right. We will be back definitely.” The customer review has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    A customer wrote
    on 24/05/2018

    “Overall rating excellent! From the pleasant Vorkontakt with the owner, Fillipo, to the welcome with lots of unfamiliar attentions (both inside and outside the fridge ;-) ..) up to the state of the lovingly restored former grandfather's house has everything thrilled us. The quiet location in the middle of the - with many other top restored houses equipped (former) village Douliana with a wonderful Lodgiaähnlichen terrace overlooking the valley and mountains is unique.” The customer review has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    A customer wrote
    on 27/05/2017, travel period: May 2017

    “A very nice old stone house with enclosed courtyard, roof terrace, completely furnished with everything you need on holiday and everything was very clean!” The customer review has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    A customer wrote
    on 29/09/2015, travel period: September 2015

    “The house is gorgeous. An old stone house, tastefully furnished, very clean.
    It is located in a small alley (a dead end) in which one can only go on foot. A parking space can be found possibly a few feet away, if we limit ourselves to a small car hire. For large cars (everything from golf here is great) is in the village no space at all.
    The house offers a nice, shaded, private yard, which is overgrown with wine. Here you can also sit comfortably during the day and, if necessary, to use a brick barbecue.
    Upstairs there is a roof terrace with loungers, table, chairs, umbrella etc. and beautiful views of the countryside.
    Inside is everything you could wish for. Even a full stove with oven, which is rarely found in apartments. TV, stereo, air conditioning, fireplace, everything was there. It's everything else that you could possibly need any. Right down to shoe cleaning kit, first aid kit, sewing kit, etc.
    Every 3-4 days is a very nice and thorough cleaning lady. She covers every time the bed, brushing through the house and replace the towels. In house and yard there are actually no matter how hidden corner where you would find dirt or cobwebs.
    The owners are also very friendly and helpful and surprised us with a very interesting cookbook as a parting gift. The handover, etc. is absolutely no problem.
    The house is actually really only suitable for a couple without children. There are only two rooms. So only one bedroom. For children the stairs without railings and the roof terrace with far too low parapet is too dangerous. Anyway, for German children and German parents. Greeks grab the.
    In addition, you should always keep in mind that one live in a village where every neighbor has a similar courtyard and a rooftop terrace. You can hear everything that everyone does. Although it is a very quiet village but you must expect noise.” The customer review has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

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