New addition of small room where single bed and closet is now .
Magical Sea View Studio Chalet Close to Beaches !
Magical Sea View Studio Chalet Close to Beaches !


Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

The space

Centrally located on the island of Crete , is a private entrance Studio Chalet with an incredible view of olive groves , the Mediterranean Sea and Dia Island . Fully equipped kitchenette , single bed , a double fold-out sofa that includes weekly linens and a fantastic large deck that looks out into the Mediterranean Sea . There is also a TV , Wi-fi and outdoor furniture ! By car or bus it's just minutes to the city center of Heraklion , beaches and airport . We can reserve a motorbike or car where we get great deals for our guests and have it right when you arrive , just let us know . Free airport or boat transfers when staying with us too . Lots of parking for the Chalet if you rent a car . You can catch the city bus that comes in front of the house twice a day , Monday thru Friday or walk down to the next village of Karteros ( 20 min.walk ) where the bus comes every 30 minutes . Only non-smokers please !

This quaint, comfortable and magical Studio Chalet is situated behind the main house and two other rentals . The house is surrounded by grape vines , fig , lemon , apricot , and pomegranate trees . Also large cacti with prickly pear fruit , geraniums , lavender , and the smell of jasmine at your doorstep .You will be able to enjoy the fruits from our garden depending on the season and we will supply you with our own fresh olive oil for cooking , a welcome bottle of our red wine , and olive oil soap for your showers too . You also will be provided with a delicious Cretan appetizer plate when you arrive and a continental breakfast . For your convenience in the village , there is a small family-run grocery store and a great coffee shop , serving drinks and small Greek specialty plates all within walking distance from the house ! There is a larger chain grocery store nearby you can get to by car too . Come and experience Crete with us :-)

I am an American who has lived on the island for 15 years now . It would be my pleasure to assist you in all your excursions and help you experience the real Crete , with all of her ancient mysteries and natural beauty . In the summer ( about 6 months long ) of course we have the pristine beaches everywhere you look , fall and winter we have the making of wine , raki ( or moonshine ) and the harvesting for olive oil through out the villages . There is a fantastic winery nearby to visit and tour called Boutari Winery that is just 4 kilometers from the house . There you will be able to taste , experience and buy some of our local wines to take back home with you too ! There is also a beautiful canyon called the Karteros Canyon just down the hill from the chalet where you can take long hikes through nature .There are over 6,000 villages , 3 ,000 caves and more than 350 beaches to explore on the island and all unique in their own special way . You will never forget Crete

Make sure to check out our other home listing here too ! A fantastic view apartment on the same property :-) Listed as Romantic Sea View Vacation Home on Crete here on Airbnb : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/311405

Also our 3rd new listing on Airbnb ! : Traditional Cretan Village Home in Avdou https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2513627


We can combine the two houses since they are next to each other for families or larger groups too We look forward to having you stay with us :-)

Guest access

Our guests will have the entire house and garden to themselves !

Interaction with guests

We can assist our guests with finding a car rental at the best price ! We can also help in planning excursions throughout the island and directing them to the best restaurants and shopping :-)

Other things to note

The view from the house and deck is really spectacular of olive groves , Mediterranean Sea and Dia Island . With the Minoan Palace and the Karteros Canyon just minutes away by car from the house too !


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $12 / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

HOUSE RULES :

ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING , PLEASE !! IF YOU MUST SMOKE , IT IS ALLOWED OUTSIDE ONLY IN THE COURT YARD , NOT ON THE WOODEN DECK , THANK YOU !

WHEN COOKING AT ALL TIMES , PLEASE ROLL UP BLINDS IN THE KITCHEN AND OPEN WINDOWS FOR VENTILATION . PLEASE DO NOT USE ABRASIVE ON STOVE TOP AND ONLY USE FOAM OVEN CLEANER WITH SPONGE TO CLEAN AROUND THE BURNERS .

BEFORE WASHING IN MACHINE READ INSTRUCTIONS FIRST OR ASK FOR ASSISTANCE . WHEN WASHING HAS FINISHED TURN OFF THE MACHINE AND DO NOT PULL AT DOOR UNTIL YOU HEAR A CLICK FOR THE DOOR TO RELEASE .

OUR PLANTS NEED WATERING IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DO IT , WE WILL COME IN AND DO THEM TWICE A WEEK !

SUMMER MID-AFTERNOONS TO HELP MAINTAIN A COOL HOUSE , CLOSE BLINDS AND DRAPES , TO KEEP THE HEAT OUT .

WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR WEEKLY LINENS , PLEASE RETURN DIRTY SHEETS AND TOWELS BY THE NEXT DAY .

ANY BREAKAGE OR DAMAGES NEED TO BE REPLACE AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE , THANK YOU !

PLEASE TURN OFF ALL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES and HEATERS WHILE YOU ARE GONE FOR THE DAY AND TURN OFF MAIN HOT WATER SWITCH WHEN NOT IN USE and OFF AT NIGHT WHEN YOU GO TO BED .

WE REQUEST PLEASE , COPIES OF YOUR PASSPORTS FOR OUR RECORDS .

We are happy that you love our pets but PLEASE DO NOT FEED THEM , THANK YOU :-)

FINALLY , WE EXPECT YOU TO LEAVE THE HOUSE AS CLEAN AS YOU HAD FOUND IT AND ALL GARBAGE TAKEN OUT PLEASE WHEN YOUR VACATION TIME WITH US IS OVER : (

THANK YOU EVERYONE AND HOPE WE SEE EACH OTHER SOON AGAIN : )


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
5 nights minimum stay

66 Reviews


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Sascha User Profile
May 2017
We stayed at Pamela's chalet for two weeks in May. Right from the beginning, Pamela was super helpful and provided us with directions (which are important on Crete, as we learned that maps cannot be trusted there). During our stay, she took her time to give us numerous suggestions of places to visit and some great restaurant tipps as well. She took us to a local market we wouldn't have found on our own, which was an amazing experience. She was always ready to help when we had a problem while giving us all the space we needed all the time. The chalet was equipped with all the things we needed for the first days (coffee, olive oil, soap, etc.), which was very convenient. When we arrived, we were welcomed with a delicious greek salad, homemade wine and Raki. The view from the balcony is spectacular. Cat Julia is a frequent guest and often made us laugh. The only small disadvantages for us personally were that within two weeks time, the bed got a little too small for us and we had quite a few bug bites, but that was a small price to pay for staying in this romantic little house in the middle of a garden overlooking the sea. It was a special experience and we enjoyed our stay very much!

Silke User Profile
April 2017
We had a wonderful time in Prassas! Pamela and Emanuel are perfect hosts and really nice people. A real pleasure to meet them. The place is small and lovely, decorated with love and supplies really everything one could want or need. The view ist fantastic - depending on the wind you might be able to hear the airport. We didn' mind, though. We hope to be back soon!

Denise User Profile
April 2017
Great and helpful hosts.

Lina Leonore User Profile
March 2017
This little cabin is a treat. Everything is in a very good condition and Pamela is a kind and caring, enthusiastic host. I recommend this place unconditionally. Take a walk to the beach down the hill. Look at the sea. From the terrace, watch the ferries coming and leaving. Cook yourself a greek coffee. Contemplate the sky. Befriend the cat. Take a stroll through the small Cretan village of Prassas. Hitchhike to Heraklion. Or take the bus. Enjoy.

Jonas & Nadia User Profile
November 2016
Already after the booking Pamela was really helpfull organise the whole journey and orderd us the cheapest rental car. As we arrive she was very welcome and showed us everything and gave us the best tipps for our tripps over the whole island. She also made a greek salad as welcome and we had really delicious home made olive oil, racki and wine. The appartment is perfect for couples and the balcony with the view great. We really enjoyed it and will come back soon.

Matthias User Profile
October 2016
We very much enjoyed our stay at Pamela’s cottage in Prassas which is located in a peaceful and safe environment. A bonus is the amazing sea view from the balcony. The cottage is equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Thank you Pamela for your warm hospitality. We hope to come back again. Fritz and Marianne Deininger

Dan User Profile
October 2016
We needed a place to relax after touring a busy city and Pamela's and Emmanuel's chalet apartment was perfect. What a wonderful way to be introduced to Crete with an incredible view of the sea! The house is private in a quiet small town that is close to everything. Pamela was there to help with any information we needed but was also a very discrete host. The apartment is small but has the basics for a simple life style. We had a great time cooking good food. A short walk takes you to a traditional village taverna that we wished we had spent more time at...just too many things to see in Crete. If we were to do anything about our trip differently, it would be to spend more time on this beautiful island.

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Pamela User Profile

I am an American woman living on the fabulous Island of Crete for the past 15 years ! Born and raised in Seattle , Washington by Italian parents who are both from Naples , Italy . I have spent many summers in Naples and attended two years of schooling there . I worked as a general manager for many years in my family's chain of Italian restaurants Vince's Italian Pizzeria in Seattle and also opened and ran two design stores !

I am happily married to Emmanuel , who was born and raised in Heraklion , Crete . He later moved to Canada and then to the U.S. where he became an engineer for Boeing for nearly 20 years in Seattle .

We both love Crete and we are thrilled to show people all her magic and natural wonders . We enjoy sharing the seasonal fruits from our garden , our yearly fresh olive oil , and our homemade wine . We also have olive oil soap made from our olive oil for all our guests :-)

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