Pure Joy Boutique Town House is a modern eclectic renovated structure, in a charming cul-de-sac in the Venetian Harbor of Chania. In this pedestrian street, the liveliness of the historic quarters pauses, while the ivory monochromatic scheme eases the sightseeing eyes, unfolding moments of contemplation and luscious privacy.
This unique accommodation has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a WC. The first bedroom, situated on the first floor sleeps two and opens to a small balcony. The second bedroom is split into two levels - the first floor portion may accommodate a 5th person in a fold-out armchair, while a unique architectural staircase leads to a double bed on the second floor. A private roof-top terrace is available to enjoy on this level. There is one bathroom with a rain shower on the first floor, and a WC on the ground floor. The living room and fully-equipped kitchen are also on the ground floor.
Pure Joy is joyously located in one of the best parts of the old harbor, close to some of the finest restaurants of Chania, whimsical shops and lazy cafes, while the sea is just a 2 minute walk away. The closest major attractions are the Byzantine Museum, the Fortress of San Salvadore, and the Naval Museum. Not much further away you may find the Etz Hayim Synagogue, the archaeological museum and Egyptian Light House, the town’s land mark. The closest organized beach is 500 m away and reached by a picturesque seaside walk. Organize your path or just do yourself the favor and get lost in the colorful alleys and through time.
In keeping with the tight scale in these historic grounds what is unique about this property is its chimerical use of space, surprising young and old with features such as staircase drawers. This architectural gem is the perfect accommodation both as a romantic hide-out as well as a home away from home for a small family.
Aglaia kindly arranged our taxi from the airport and her mum Irene and the cleaner Eva were waiting to greet us which was lovely. The house is beautiful. It sits up at the end of a little cul de sac right beside the old town. The street is quiet but there are restaurants and shops right at the end. We were not blessed by good weather but the roof terrace is lovely and you can also sit outside both the back and front doors. Eva cleaned the apartment after two days and changed all the bedding and towels. ( we only stayed for 4 days in total) . Aglaia was very helpful and welcoming. The gifts of fruit , veg, wine bread etc were also so thoughtful and much appreciated. Very well equipped kitchen. Microwave,kettle, nice dishes etc, great shower. Second toilet very useful too, as there were four of us.
We would love to return to Pure Joy and recommend it as a lovely place to stay in Chania.
We spent 6 wonderful days on the New Year holidays. The home is warm, thoughtful and elegant. We traveled together with our friends (two couples) and felt nice and comfortable. Aglaia is a fantastic hostess, her tips helped us a lot in discovering Chania's best places.
We got lovely "vasilopita" cake that was delivered to us on December 31st :-).
By the way, don't be afraid of the cute steep staircase that leads to the second bedroom. It takes just one time to try and you will like it.
This little home was perfect! The photos do it great justice. It has great history yet completely modern. Aglaia was a fantastic host! She met us at the airport, provided us all her favorite tips (best restaurants, beaches, markets, etc). Her mother bought us some great staples that were on the counter when we arrived. This was my first experience with AirBNB and it far surpassed my expectations. Thank you to Aglaia for providing such a beautiful home for us to relax in for a few days.
Wir hatten eine super tolle Woche auf Kreta, trotz viel Regen. Denn die total süße Wohnung hat uns für das schlechte Wetter entschädigt. Die Bilder entsprechen der Wirklichkeit. Man konnte auch gut mal ein gemütlichen Nachmittag oder Abend zu Hause verbringen. Sehr sauber. Die Lage ist super zentral in der Altstadt gelegen, man braucht eigentlich kein Auto. Aglaia war jederzeit per mail ansprechbar und immer bereit für eine Auskunft. Sie hat uns am Flughafen abgeholt und zu unserem Bus gebracht, wie selbstverständlich. Alles sehr herzlich. Vielen Dank nochmals :-)) Petra
Brilliant location . House and facilities spot on . Host extremely thoughtful & helpful though we did not meet face to face . Lovely birthday cake !
Dear Aglaia, Thank you for a wonderful stay at Pure Joy. You made everything so easy for us and the basket of fruit and vegetables was great. My particular favourite though was spending the lovely evenings having aperitif and watching the sun go down on the roof balcony. Thank you for everything. Sue and Russ
Aglaia answered all our queries ahead of our stay promptly and clearly. When we arrived at Pure Joy she made us feel very welcome, provided a useful pack of basic provisions to get us started and gave us very useful information about local restaurants, beaches and tourist sites.
Pure Joy is very well located in Chania - in the old town and close to bars and restaurants but down a quiet side street so you can sleep at night.
Pure Joy has been very nicely restored - modern and well equipped with thoughtful touches such as beach towels provided. The shower was excellent, the air con worked well and was quiet and the bed was extremely comfortable. The house was spotless and was cleaned twice while we were there.
We would definitely stay again
I love Chania, and am sure you will too when you visit!
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