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Ever hot, dry & lazy: Here time stops & world ends

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
10 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Claim the privilege to visit one of the rare still unknown paradises: Surrender to the unexplored Cretan South nirvana. Allow landscape's mystic aura sooothe body & mind. Rediscover yourself immersed in the energy of Asterousia, Crete's sacred mountains. Swim alone in virgin beaches, hike uncharted trails & gorges or just chill, untroubled & lazy, guilt-free. 1' walk to beach, WiFi, fully equipped, homegrown Oliveoil & raki. Be guests of enthusiastic local owners. HOME DESCRIPTION 1. Amenities -Bottles of free to use homegrown organic extra virgin olive oil and raki (the Cretan vodka from grapes) -Free filter coffe, Cretan wild herbs tea, handmade jams -Filter coffee maker, kettle, toaster, small blender/smoothie maker -Kitchen paper towel roll -Hairdryer -Iron & mini tabletop iron board ...Claim the privilege to visit one of the rare still unknown paradises: Surrender to the unexplored Cretan South nirvana. Allow landscape's mystic aura sooothe body & mind. Rediscover yourself immersed in the energy of Asterousia, Crete's sacred mountains. Swim alone in virgin beaches, hike uncharted trails & gorges or just chill, untroubled & lazy, guilt-free. 1' walk to beach, WiFi, fully equipped, homegrown Oliveoil & raki. Be guests of enthusiastic local owners. HOME DESCRIPTION 1. Amenities -Bottles of free to use homegrown organic extra virgin olive oil and raki (the Cretan vodka from grapes) -Free filter coffe, Cretan wild herbs tea, handmade jams -Filter coffee maker, kettle, toaster, small blender/smoothie maker -Kitchen paper towel roll -Hairdryer -Iron & mini tabletop iron board -Shampoo, shower gel, hand-washing gel dispenser, free extra toilet paper rolls -Flashlight 2. Feel good equipment! -Hammock -Wooden saiz-long chairs with twice table -Mini portable barbecue with coals, ready for use -Beach saiz-long chair -Beach chair -Beach mats -Folding bed for sleeping under the stars on those hot Cretan summer nights -DVD case with more than 50 movies to watch from laptop with DVD player -Classic games: cards, monopoly, chess, backgammon, scrabble etc. -Gas storm lamps for lighting your romantic evenings INDOOR SPACE: 3. Main Bedroom [aspiring to be no less than an upscale hotel room] -Double bed 1.50 m wide -Anatomical memory foam mattress -Liquid/stain proof washable mattress cover to ensure mattress purity & cleanliness (newly washed on every arrival) -Anatomical shaped memory foam pillows (double set) -Extra light blankets in case of a cool night (very rare!) -Linen set includes: 3 types of towels (hands, face, shower), 2 sheets, 2 pillow cases. There is one extra linen set in stock for every 2-3 nights of stay -Handmade bedside mats -Ceiling fan for effective and healthy ecological cooling -Low height triple-door closet with hangers, shelves, drawers -Luggage low table -Chest for putting away used linen 4. Small Lounge with kitchen and desk [small but effectively all-inclusive] -Expanding/Retracting sofa that serves as double bed (1.50 m wide) -Retractable, floor to ceiling full height curtain that isolates sofa bed from rest of space. Kitchen can be used without annoying those sleeping on sofa -Kitchen cabinets: double row in height, 3 meters long -Kitchen utensils: everything imagined and needed to a full-time occupied main residence -Main electric appliances: electric stove with grill oven and range, microwave oven, double door fridge, kitchen hood to remove cooking smell. -Vintage Cretan desk with chair suitable for laptop or writing -Emergency light that lots up automatically when power is out 3. Bathroom -Side by side with the Beto but accessible from the main veranda. Less than 10 steps from bedroom door -Industrial/marine decorated: external copper water pipes, vintage water handles and accessories -Shower with two water exit alternatives: either movable spiral 'telephone' shower or ceiling shower head -Anti-mould shower curtain -Shower anti-slip bamboo mat -Case for toothbrushes & multiple towel hangers OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE (The real star) >Fully covered, a lot more surface than indoor. Fits perfectly with all year round hot climate where indoor space is rather auxilliarly serving only cooking and sleeping. >Main veranda on the ground floor taking up the whole cottage length. Covered with chestnut tree log pergola and bamboo panels. Built-in super-long deep sofa, perfect for afternoon naps or hot summer night sleeping under the starry sky. More than enough room for a 6 chair dinning table. >Upper veranda above the indoor space taking up all of its footprint. Accessible from the main veranda through staircase. Also covered the same way as the main ground floor veranda but the sea view from there is absolutely breathtaking. The best place to enjoy morning coffee, swing on the hammock swing, drink afternoon aperitifs or listen to the sound of the sea amidst the quiet night. GENERAL REMARKS -There is no cleaning service in between your stay. The house will be in perfect condition cleaningwise upon your arrival. There will also be available the house's full set of cleaning equipment (brooms, mops, detergents) so you can suit yourselves the same way you do in your own home. -There will be 1 extra set of linen (sheets, towels etc) for every 2-3 days of stay. -Village's grocery store is open from start of June till start of September. Outside this season groceries can be done on your way to Treis Ekklisies in the village of Harakas or Pyrgos where relatively large super markets are. The house is usually stocked with dry food, homegrown vegetables & fruit enough for 2-3 full days -At least one beach tavern is open non stop from start of April till end of October. The other two open from start of May till end of SeptemberMore
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George-Anna A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2016
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

George & Anna were amazing hosts! The apartment is absolutely adorable and beautiful - what else can you expect from two architects ;)! We were stunned by the nice welcome of our hosts - they even accompanied us to the village (went in front of...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank katharinahen
Management response:Responded 5 November 2016

Katharina and Patrick really impressed us with their attractive personality, their positive and pleasant attitude and their always smiling faces. They are easy to communicate, punctual and attentive to the detail. They left our home in excellent condition from all aspects. It really is a...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our stay at George and Anna's was beyond our wildest dreams. The house was just as presented in the photos, only more spectacular. Being able to hear the sea and be right in the heart of the peaceful little village was idyllic. George and Anna...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank _KristinDo
Management response:Responded 1 November 2016

Kristin and her companion are very pleasant people. We liked very much their enthusiasm, expressiveness, easy going style and their ever smiling faces! We appreciated their being receptive and grateful for everything they were offered. We are very glad we had the chance to meet...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our experience at George&Anna's place was just amazing! We were privileged to spend some days of full immersion in the real Southern Crete, in complete relax... George & Anna are the best hosts ever, they reserved us a very special and sweet welcome, as we...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank irenebA4554IM
Management response:Responded 31 October 2016

We’ve been blessed to host very considerate people recently, but you Irene & Stefano stand out in terms of house cleanliness and attention to the detail. Even things in the kitchen cabinets where arranged exactly the way we delivered them to you! Moreover you are...More

Reviewed 26 June 2016

George and Anna are really great hosts. They equipped our fridge for the first days, because the shop in the village was closed. They are really caring and friendly people and we felt welcome and home immediately. We spent one week on Crete and enjoyed...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank _therweis
Management response:Responded 27 June 2016

Therese and Jörg, you guys have such good vibes that we felt privileged to have you as guests. It was very rewarding as hosts to see how much you liked your stay in our home and village. Moreover, the way you respected our home and...More

Reviewed 24 June 2016

George and Anna are the best host you can have. They help us a lot with the way to their little Paradise and all the good things there... fruit, oil, raki, eggs, tomatoes... all products of the land. The house had a beautiful vieuw. Regular...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank brler2016
Management response:Responded 24 June 2016

Bruno & Yvonne, wow! We were astounded how clean and well-put you left our home. Seemed like not having been used at all! You must be every host's dream. Hosting you demanded zero effort or concern on our side. Hope our home and village were...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Water Views
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
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Our village is 60 km away from Heraklion airport & it is not accessible with public transportation. Local bus stops in a previous village (Pyrgos) 16 km away, so a car is necessary. The route from Heraklion passes through three villages of Heraklion prefecture: Archanes-Charakas-Paranimfoi and ends to Treis Ekklisies village. The road is in a very good condition, suitable to be driven comfortably by a small conventional passenger car.
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