In about 16 km. from the city of Chania-Crete, there is a fully equiped appartment (A/C, TV, Wi-Fi, central heating),available all year, with 1 bedroom, bathroom and kitchen with sitting room with sofa-bed for an extra person. It has a wonderfull view to the "white mountains"(Omalos) and is only 7 km from the beach Platanias and Stalos.The beach of Platanias is a large sandy (website hidden) is organised all along its length, with sun loungers and umbrellas.Stalos beach is also a very long and sandy beach with a tourist-aimed waterfront. In fact, Stalos beach extends for so long that if you prefer some tranquility, there are areas that don't get so crowded.If you want to explore the whole island i would recommend to rent a car.The apartment is located in a very quiet area so if you need a quite place close to nature in a friendly enviroment we are sure you 'll come to the right place!!!If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.
Actually the rules aabout this house are....few and simple!
Don't cause damages.
Don't throw paper and other things in the toilet
Please leave the place clean and tidy
Hawk Hill Cottage is nestled on the hillside amongst orange and lemon groves and makes a peaceful and idyllic setting to spend your time in Crete. You can watch the sun come up from the delightful veranda where you can sit and take breakfast in the sun or dinner in the cool of the evening looking onto the beautiful Lefka Ori (White Mountains). This is the real Crete and real countryside.
Sofia and her husband are fantastic hosts - they welcomed us with a sack full of oranges and grapefruit and had left us ample supplies for breakfast in the fridge. They speak very good English and were very sociable. At Hawk Hill Cottage you have the benefit of 'your own place' but with local hosts next door should you have any inquiries or needs. It's a lovely area and even in high season should be well away from the hustle and bustle of sunbed stealing tourists.
Thank you both for a lovely stay in your fantastic home on that beautiful island. I have a feeling we will be back.
Ash & Sal
Back home. We have to declare: it's cold, 0°C, relating to temperature and human company. No comparison to our vacation in Crete. So it's easy to remember the cretan warmth, around 20°C in November, and the heartiness of our hosts.
We are missing them and in the morning the lovely singing of their neighbour's rooster.
Sofia and Theo were very helpful and generous. At all time they gave us hints for our explorations and hikes. At least we don't want to forget to thank them, Theo's father and their neighbour for fruits, vegetables, eggs and not at least the delicious olive oil.
Their cottage with its great view will always have a magnetic effect to us to come back again and visit Sofia and Theo for one more time.
(Extra special thank you to the both cretan hikers which have found the lens cap of my camera and positioned it on the roof of our car.)
thank you very much again for your hospitality und your support.
We enjoyed it very much and became almost familiar to all the cats, dogs and chicken around your Cottage. One week is a short period to relax, but we feel very much at home at your cosy cottage. We hope, your olive harvest will be good and you won´t have to work so much.
We will see both of you next spring, have a good time, say hello to Theo.
all the best from Theo and Christine
We really enjoyed our stay at Hawk hill cottage! It was so relaxing to return to this peaceful and quiet location in the middle of olive trees after spending busy days in Chania and the surrounding area. Not to mention the outstanding hospitality of Sofia and Theo, the perfectly equipped appartment and the fridge filled with everything needed for breakfast, especially the delicious self-made marmelades. Thank you!
I won't write plenty of sentences 'cuz few are enough.
It was my best hollyday ever. Not because of the land wich is surely wonderful,not because of the cretans who are really welcoming.
No it was thanks to Sofia,Theo,and Sofia's father. Honestly they're probably the nicest and kindest people I've ever seen. I mean don't change anything,everything was perfect.
Thanks again for that wonderful trip.
This was by far the best airbnb experience I've ever had. Sofia and Teo are really nice people and we had a great time. In one word it was perfect. Sofia helped us to find the place which is really peacefull. The place is a real full furnished studio with enough space ! We were like at home. Everything is clean and nice. You have all you need to cook and Sofia let us nice local products for the breakfast : jam, honey, yogourt, bread, fruits.... no comment. I think it is rare to welcome people like this and I would really recommend this place to all airbnbers. We didn't know how to thank them for this. The price is really low for such a service. It is close to Chania (20mn) and very close to samaria and other nice places (beach...).
You should go there !!
Thank you again to Sofia and Teo !
Wish you all the best
Francois and Camille
We stayed in Hawk Hill cottage for five nights. It was the first time we used air bnb and it was a great experience. Teo and Sofia are very nice, warm and relaxed people. They showed the way from the town up the hill and gave us a warm welcome; Sofia even rescheduled work to greet us. They gave great advice for beaches and taverns to visit, even keeping the weather in mind (wind directions etc.) The fridge was well stocked with their own products like oranges, fruit, homemade jam (by Sofia’s father), the neighbors eggs, they even left us bread for breakfast. The welcome feeling Sofia and Teo gave us during our stay made us feel at home. Sofia and Teo are great hosts.
The apartment is exactly like the pictures, very clean and you will find everything and more than you will need. The view is great; you will see the mountains and the valley from your private terrace! It’s a very peaceful place away from the tourism. Advice is to rent a car to get to the house easily and explore the western part of Crete by yourself. If you want to explore the west and southern part of Crete the place is very well located. We had a great time and recommend this place if you want a peaceful and relaxed holiday.
We are a couple that love the life in the country side, with lots of friends and interrests..and also love traveling.
We always love to meet new people and share our cultures!..
Our guests say that we 've been great hsts and we 'll do our best even more...
.Hope to see you soon!!