Cottage for rent from € 110/day in ChaniaName/Address:
- THE ROOMS -
There is a master bedroom on the ground floor with a king+ sized bed and a second bedroom on the upper floor with two single beds and a sofa bed. The home can accommodate four people and an extra fifth on a single sized sofa bed. The upper floor ("ONTAS" : in Cretan dialect, we call “ontas” the upper floors of a house) is not made from cement but from wood with thick beams or whole trunks of cypress holding the roof.
A cozy small kitchen equipped with all essentials and needed equipment in order to prepare any meal you feel like cooking is located at the ground floor, next to the main entrance of the house. There are two bathrooms. One next to the master bedroom and another one on the upper floor next to the stone built barbecue and outside bar.
Between the master bedroom and the kitchen, there is a dining and seating area and a desk with marble surface. Custom made seating surfaces surround the back stone built wall which is decorated with traditional heirlooms and artifacts.
- OUTSIDE SPACES -
There are three terraces at the house that surround the upper floor. The first level terrace has the custom made, stone built, fully functional barbecue and outside bar. The second terrace has ample space and seating areas and it is located right in front of the second bedroom. The third terrace is a large open space with views to the sea at the north of the house with outside furniture perfect for enjoying your meals, breakfast or just sunbathing with a refreshment on hand.
- MATERIALS -
The materials and fabrics that we have used are all made into textiles on traditional looms. Not electric looms but traditional one, with the use of manpower. The wool used came from the tonsure of sheep. It is painted with natural dye.
The embroideries are all handcrafted, even the furniture is handcrafted (carved wooden mirror, Cretan sofa, marble table, chairs, big bed). All are handcrafted faithful copies of the furniture that existed in a traditional Cretan home. These are very rare objects with great value.
The closet in the master bedroom is a genuine antique as well as the lamps that hang from the ceiling. These are the characteristics of the houses that demonstrate our culture.
- HOME BACKGROUND AND DESCRIPTION -
My parents felt in love with this house when first discovered it. They spent many years and a lot of hard work to renovate this house and make it what it must have been some time ago.
They raised the fallen walls, renovated the old stones, planted the flowers, painted it. They made a custom made bed as it should have been in the first place. Just look at the pictures. It's so hard to describe the feeling.
Fixed the wood oven. Every Sunday my mother used to cook ham with potatoes in there. Oh, the taste and the way it melted in the mouth. My grandma and her friend visited us once and baked bread. When it was ready, the warm yeast tasted of land. Flour, salt, water...wood and stone.
They made the terraces one by one. One for the barbecue and an outside bar for when friends were staying over. One for the midday, for gathering the sun in our bodies and relaxing. And one for the afternoon and the night. When the rays of the sun touch the sea and you can witness the eternity far away. And at night, when the stars appear in the sky and the moon smiles from far away, up there, to the top terrace with some friends, talking, drinking, listening to music, stargazing all night long till the morning finds us surrounded by the quietness of the late hours in a place with no traffic and few people.
Next morning we used to get up full of joy to go to the sea. A beautiful beach just some meters away from the house and when we wanted something extra, we used to go to Falasarna, some km away and watch the amazing sunset there. To the ancient beach of Falasarna. After the sea, a stop to a tavern, very near the house at the village of Kolympari. A fishermen village full of taverns with fresh fish, eating the food with the music of the waves on your ears and the gust of salt wind at your body. On our way back, a stop at the mini market for ice creams, melons, watermelon and some beers. And at night, at the terrace...all night long...till the morning find us...
This is a house waiting to be discovered. Located in the west part of Chania, in a strategic location, offering the perfect base camp for relaxing