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San Salvatore- Harbour panoramic view
San Salvatore- Harbour panoramic view
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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San Salvatore, originally a 16th century Franciscan monastery, is a 3 storey listed building with garden in the old city of Chania. The Loft is situated on the top floor (2nd) and oversees the Venetian harbour from its highest point, right above the "Firkas" Fortress and Nautical Museum. Guests love it for its spacious open-plan area, the view and the warm atmosphere.
The city centre is 15min away, Nea Chora beach-10 min, the bus station-15min, the airport-30min, parking/tavernas/bars- 5min.

The space

**Kindly note that the apartment is not suitable for individuals with mobility problems due to the very steep stairs (no elevator)
*Keypoints : panoramic views, privacy, serenity.

-Two, separate large terraces with outdoor facilities: Private sunrise terrace with panoramic views over the harbour, sunbeds, a swing, coffee table and other outdoor furniture. This terrace is half coved / half open so that you can have both shade and sun all day long. The sunset terrace/roof garden on the other side is open to all residents in both 2 apartments in the building but our guests at the Loft are able to reserve it only for themselves for a surcharge. The sunset terrace comes with more sunbeds and outdoor furniture. Views over Nea Chora beach and Thodorou island together with the pink-orange sunset colours is a "must see".
-Living room, kitchen, bathroom :The loft comes with a recently renovated, fully equipped kitchen, dinning areas both inside and outside, a comfortable sofa that can sleep one person and a new, en suite bathroom with shower that has everything you will need. Bathrobes, towels, toiletries and cleaning products will be available.
-Bedroom: On the split floor there is one king size bed with memory mattress and pillows, (additional pillows also provided) and a big wardrobe for your clothes. THERE IS NO TV, instead there is an entertainment corner with books, board games, cd's, a guitar, music notes, stereo etc.
-Free wifi will be available at all times.
-A/C and central heating are available.

Interaction with guests

Your host will meet you upon arrival and will be available for you if need be. Just give us a call and we will be happy to help you.

Other things to note

-Shuttle service is also available. Send us your flight details and we will forward them to a trusted taxi driver.
-Check in: We expect guests to arrive between 14:00-16:00. If this is not convenient to you,please send a request for a late check in.
-Cleaning fee: This ensures that you find the apartment clean and tidy. However this is not a daily housekeeping service.
-Please don't take the towels at the beach. Bring your own or buy some new. Charges apply for inappropriate use.
- Air conditioning: please do not operate whilst absent.Keep windows and doors closed when turned on.
-Check out:12:00. If you plan to leave earlier or later kindly let us know. Allow us some time to inspect the apartment before you leave.

Wireless Internet
Extra people $49 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $61
Security Deposit $610
Weekend Price $177 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

House rules and information


Free parking is available within 100m of the loft. More free, public parking is available within 300 meters.
Private parking on site is available upon request.

Check in
Check in 14:00-16:00 Please let us know of your expected time of arrival at least 2 days before.
Check out 12:00.
There is limited space to leave your luggage before check in or after check out.

Upon arrival, the owner will meet you at the front door to give you your keys and show you your apartment. We will send you arrival instructions with more details a few days prior to your arrival, so keep an eye on your emails.

-You are expected you keep the flat clean. Cleaning products, waste bins (organic and recycling), a vacuum cleaner and more would be available.

Fan, Air-condition, Heating
-You are free to use our electric fan during the hot summer days. Please note that the fan is very effective but it can be noisy!
-The loft has air conditioning (A/c) as well as central heating. Should you wish to use either of them, let us know when you arrive but make sure you have all windows and doors closed.

Entertainment corner (loft)
Books, cds and vinyls are supplied for your entertainment. You can use them, but you are not allowed to remove them from the loft.

Animals and plants
-A female Rottweiler (Circe) lives in the apartment downstairs.
-There are several plants both inside and outside the apartment. If you don't want us intervene in your space, you should water them from time to time.

On the beach
Towels and bathrobes are for use in the apartment only. Please don’t take them to the beach.
When you return from the beach, please make sure to rinse off any sand before entering the loft.

No smoking, no shoes or high heels.
The loft comes with a recently restored wooden parquet floor and persian style carpets (winter). Therefore no high heels or shoes are allowed inside the house.
Smoking is only allowed on the terraces or in the garden. Please don’t leave any cigarette stubs in the garden.

Stairs. Caution!
Special caution is needed when walking down the stairs. The external stairs are steep and can be slippery when wet. Always ask for help if you feel uncomfortable.

Fore anything else...
If there is anything you need, such as kitchen utensils, more/new towels/linen, toiletries etc, fee free to ask!

Last but not least…

Circe von Nemean Lion lives here. She is part of the house. She is a very happy and friendly 3year old Rottweiler. She lives inside the house (1st floor) therefore you would hardly ever see her. You might hear her reacting when you enter the front door or climb the stairs but this is how dogs behave in their territory and we can guaranty that it is absolutely safe for you.  She plays in the garden early in the morning and late in the afternoon. She has always been very kind to guests and strangers but if you think you might feel uncomfortable with the dog, please let us know in advance.

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If there is one thing to remember, that would be this:

San Salvatore is a monument and should be treated with respect.

Have fun and enjoy your stay.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property
Safety features
First aid kit
2 nights minimum stay

17 Reviews

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Denise User Profile
September 2017
Irene is the ultimate hostess. This was our first time to Chania and when we return we will only stay here. We have travelled all over the world and this has been our favorite place to stay! We cannot recommend it enough. Her attention to detail is fantastic!! The views and the apartment were absolutely perfect!

Rod And Jean User Profile
September 2017
Try not to bring the steamer trunk. The stairs are a challenge, steep, narrow, small tread, no grab rail and rough sided - but to get the unsurpassed view from the moonrise terrace on one side, and sunset patio on the other, you have to earn it - and it is a big reward.
Irene User Profile
Response from Irene:
Thank you for this review Jean! We have been careful to mention the steep stairs on the description for those that might find this inconvenient, but thank you for stressing this so that this information will not elude anyone's attention.
September 2017

Emmanuelle User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely amazing stay!! Perfect vacation!

Paige User Profile
March 2017
Clean, great location, fantastic view. Highly recommend.

Justin User Profile
December 2016
The view was great. The interior space is a modern style remodel. Due to a negative experience with the host I would not stay here again.

Sean User Profile
October 2016
Can't say enough about the view of the harbour in old chania town. Absolutely stunning sunsets. The inside of the room had all the necesities and great windows on all sides making it feel completely open. Our favorite part was the balcony area. Spent a night there by the balcony edge sitting in the chairs drinking wine watching the boats come and go from the harbor. As Irene warns the stairs are fairly steep but we were able to make do. Would definitely recommend this spot, cannot imagine a better view in the area!

Lorelei User Profile
August 2016
This was the perfect arrangement/location for my adult daughter and I to explore/enjoy Chania. The loft and the views were fabulous! We had some difficulty with parking (it is public parking and was full), but no more problem than any other city in the world. Older/less fit individuals may find the steep stairs to the loft of concern. The toilet and shower were clean and neat but tucked into an outside shed--typical of the region, but may be a surprise for those not accustomed to the practice. Irene (host) was helpful and very communicative. She told us about destinations that are not common (like the Crete Botanic Park) but were definitely sights to see. At additional but reasonable cost, she provided a substantial breakfast and coffee to us each morning, which was a lovely way to start each day--and with enough food to carry over into lunch. Strongly recommend this location and host!

Chania, GreeceJoined in May 2016
Irene User Profile

Hi, my name is Irene, I am a teacher and I love sports, animals and adventure.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Ελληνικά
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