The Spiti Residence

crete, greek islands
3 bedroom - 3 bath
(1 review)
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€180 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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  • 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 8
1 queen
1 full / double
1 sofa bed (double)
2 twin / single

Perks for the Parents

This pretty 3-bedroom house with sea views is in a small village in the west of Crete, near Kissamos, with beaches a short drive away. With plenty of space for all the family, and ideally suited to a group of 8 including babies and children, it has a large garden with an eating area and barbecue and a living space that can be configured to suit your needs. Set in a quiet, picturesque village surrounded by olive groves, it is a relaxing place where kids can play and appreciate birds of prey and village animals all around them.

Why Kids Love it

The house works well for families and includes a library of books and board games for older children and access to a shared playground with a trampoline, playground and climbing wall. Baby-friendly equipment available includes a crib, travel crib, baby monitor, high chair, stair gates, change table and some books and toys for ages up to 6. Beach toys also available. A walking backpack may be available on request.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 6 days. Stairs to the mezzanine level and access to the bedrooms below are protected with a stairgate. All 3 balconies have railings; balconies can be accessed directly from the bedrooms. The property is private and accessed from street level by a short flight of stairs. A gate prevents access below from the outside. The private garage can be used to store strollers etc. The garden is protected by railings. Access to the playground, which is completely enclosed, must be accompanied by an adult, as there are steep stairs to reach it. There is a private road in front of the property which is seldom used, so it is safe for children. The property includes WiFi, air conditioning, board games, dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave, large fridge freezer, oven and hob. All linen, towels and beach towels are provided. There is a covered private car park. The owner is happy to do a pre-arrival grocery shop. There is a washing machine but no dryer.

About the Location

This residence is in a small village near Kissamos in the west of Crete. It is advisable to rent a car. It is an easy 56 km drive from Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport in Chania or for the more adventurous, 176 km from Nikos Kazantzakis Airport in Heraklion. Kissamos is under than 4 km away and has banks, supermarkets, restaurants, doctors etc. It is also the closest beach. All major attractions like Phalassarna, Balos and Gramvoussa, Elafonissi, Chania, Paleochora and more are easily reached from this location.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroom 2-floor house has a large open-plan lounge, kitchen and diner. This area leads to a large balcony with unobstructed views of ocean and mountains. A suspended staircase leads to a mezzanine area that can be used to watch television, enjoy the library and a desk to work at. There is 1 large bedroom with a private balcony upstairs with a separate shower room. The master bedroom with ensuite shower room is on the lower level with the third bedroom, ideal as a children's bedroom. There is a large master bathroom on this level with bathtub. A covered balcony can be accessed from both bedrooms and overlooks a large sunny garden.

Style Notes

Modern Greek. Relaxed and homely in style, this house's decor incorporates traditional and modern touches. Rooms are white and have beautiful restored furniture pieces with some modern twists. The views from the balcony and terrace stretch as far as the deep blue sea. We love the hanging egg chair, the soothing white bedrooms and the toys and provision for young children.

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Gabriela P.
Member since April 27, 2016

1 review

Mara J.
Visited in August 2017
Spiti residence has exceeded our expectations! The accommodation felt like home and every practical detail has been thought of by our host Gabriela. Easy access to various gorgeous beaches and delicious eateries but there were days our teenagers simply did not want to leave the cosy home. We loved the stay and it was hard to leave behind the dream view of olive trees leading into the spectacular sea. A special thanks to our fabulous host, who has the best inside tips and knows all local places to be. We hope to return to beautiful Crete one day and come back to Spiti. Highlight, even though there were many was the more locally visited Sfinari beach and the delicious food at Sunset restaurant...

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.