The Chrissi Akti Beach Residence

crete, greek islands
5 bedroom - 2 bath
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€250 - €330 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

Set directly on the Blue Flag Chrissi Akti Beach on the north side of Crete, this beach house is surrounded by a beautiful garden and ranges over 2 buildings, making it ideal for a larger family group. One house has 3 bedrooms while the other has 2 bedrooms. There are great restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets including local cuisine and more international choices a 10-minute walk or 2-minute drive from the house. The setting is quiet and relaxing. The garden is an oasis in its own right with olive and bougainvillea trees encircling the house. This space provides ample opportunities for both relaxing and entertaining at the generous and shady garden table. Inside the property is an information book giving useful tips and advice to help make the most of the area. Water sports, sailing courses and more are available 2km from the property; horseback riding is just 500m away.

Why Kids Love it

The residence is right on the beach and has the Agioi Apostoloi nature area nearby with 2 sandy beaches, a park with a playground, a small forest of pines for walking, jogging, and picnics. There are many other beautiful beaches are around, such as Glaros, Aptera and Kalamaki. For children, the beaches here are safer than most beaches on the northwest coast. The beach is a sandy cove with clear water, well organised, with canteens on the beach as well as facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sun beds, umbrellas, sea sports etc). Volleyball, windsurfing and body surfing is possible. During the summer season a lifeguard is on duty. The property is fully fenced and includes hammocks, cribs, table tennis, rackets, and seating corners to relax in the shade. Bedrooms include 2 with 2 twin beds each, ideal for children, and 1 with 1 single bed, suitable for a nanny or teenager.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 5 days. The residence is comprised 2 houses, 1 with 3 bedrooms, 1 with 2 bedrooms. There are some steps in and around the property. Rates include water, electricity and heating (if needed). Additional cleaning can be arranged on request. Discounts available for stays of 2 weeks and more. House cleaning and linen change on arrival. Towels and linen are provided. The house is cleaned and made ready for arrival; cleaning materials are also provided for your use. Additional sheets and towels are provided for any guests staying 8 days or more. Also included: 2 private parking spaces, cribs, table tennis, internet access, security alarm system and wood for the fireplace in winter months. Not suitable for people with mobility problems. Check in: 2pm. Check out: 10am. Flexible check in/out may be available by advance consultation. Beach towels not provided.

About the Location

The residence is behind the middle of Chrissi Akti Beach near Chania on the north coast of Crete. It is a quiet peaceful area with restaurants close by. Car rental recommended to get the best of the area: the hosts can help arrange it if necessary. Local attractions include the Therisso Gorge, 15 km away, mountain villages, modern beach life and historical sights. The residence is a 30-minute walk from Chania and can be accessed by bus, taxi or car in around 7-10 minutes. It is well located for the highway and visits to all regions of the island are easy. Charter flights to Chania (or Heraklion) are available from many European countries including the UK, Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Italy, France and more. Chania airport is a 30-minute drive away; Heraklion airport is approximately 2 hours' drive away.

Accommodation Details

This 5-bedroom house is surrounded by a fenced garden and includes 2 independent houses with a shared courtyard and garden. The main house includes a dining room seating 8 and living room with double sofa bed; there is a sun lounge deck with views of the beach. The kitchen includes refrigerator, electric oven, ceramic hob, coffee maker and dishwasher. It has 3 bedrooms, 1 with a double/fullsize bed, 1 with 2 twin beds and 1 with 1 twin bed. There is 1 bathroom with shower and washing machine. The second house has a living room with dining area, open plan kitchen, and bathroom with shower. One bedroom has a double/fullsize bed while the other has 2 twin beds. Outside space includes a barbecue plus long outdoor dining table for up to 9, lounge areas, 3 outdoor showers, table tennis and a pretty garden.

Style Notes

Modern Greek. This well decorated pair of houses has wonderful views across the sea to the small island of Lazaretta, and has terraces dotted with flowering plants. The traditional main building, just 10m from the beach, is one of the oldest in the area and has been carefully renovated to preserve its character. Both houses are furnished and decorated with style and good taste. Interiors are large, light and spacious with furnishings displaying a mix of traditional Greek and modern facilities. The lovely sitting room has a large bay window seat to take advantage of the sandy beach and sea view. Thick stone walls provide an authentic backdrop whilst keeping the house cool during the warm summer months. We love the beachfront terrace, the pretty bedrooms and the set up, ideal for travel with grandparents and extended family.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 11
2 full / double
1 sofa bed (double)
5 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 2
2 baby crib
Medium
NATALIA P.
Member since January 11, 2017
I come from Chania. I was study civil engineer in Thessaloniki. I live with my family in Chania. This lovely country house, is the first house, built in this lovely area . It is built just 10 m from the sandy beach of Chrissi Akti. Repairs to the house were made with absolute respect to the architecture of the period of its construction. It is a house that I adore just see it, full of memories from childhood ... Chrissi Akti is an area for family holidays, near Chania, in walking distance from super markets, restaurants & shops.Car rental will be not necessary. Bus station /taxis are nearby For those loving the mountains there is only 15 klm to the wonderful mountain area, villages waiting to be explored, offering beautiful views and good old fashion traditional Cretan food. The surroundings offer all someone could wish, from lovely beaches to amazing mountains, from modern beach life to old historical places, all reachable in not more than 20 minutes. Located very close to Chania with easy access on foot 30 min, by bus 10 min, taxi and car 7 min. It is perfect for two friendly families.... Here are encountered parents with children and grandchildren, grandparents from various parts of the world, what more pleasant on vacation?

Crete, Greek Islands

Ruins, rocky outcrops and rural charm

Off the southern coast of mainland Greece, beautiful Crete is the largest of the islands, packed with rural charm, archeological sites and fabulous mountains - a land where shepherds still tend their flocks wearing traditional dress. Blow the kids’ minds at the enormous Samariá Gorge, tantalize them with tales of ancient civilization, and check out the cave where Zeus was said to have been born.