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Manolis House Quiet Stone House with Pool (max 5p)

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
1 night minimum
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This cozy traditional stone house, stands in quiet nature hidden in the typical Cretan landscape , just at five minute walk distance from the center of the picturesque well preserved village of Douliana, just 3 kilometres from the blue flags of the beaches of Kalives, Almirida and Kera, and at the same time very close to many walking /trekking destinations. The house can accommodate 5 people with 1 bedroom with double bed, one attic with 2 single beds and 1 couch that easily become bed next to the fire place. Manolis House is not in a mainstream touristic settlement. The vivid hot spots of action (night life, beaches and fancy restaurants) are within 10min range by car, but in Douliana you can have this deep relaxed feeling. As if you were isolated ,or even lost. Soundtrack to th...This cozy traditional stone house, stands in quiet nature hidden in the typical Cretan landscape , just at five minute walk distance from the center of the picturesque well preserved village of Douliana, just 3 kilometres from the blue flags of the beaches of Kalives, Almirida and Kera, and at the same time very close to many walking /trekking destinations. The house can accommodate 5 people with 1 bedroom with double bed, one attic with 2 single beds and 1 couch that easily become bed next to the fire place. Manolis House is not in a mainstream touristic settlement. The vivid hot spots of action (night life, beaches and fancy restaurants) are within 10min range by car, but in Douliana you can have this deep relaxed feeling. As if you were isolated ,or even lost. Soundtrack to that: Singing Birds. Specially on the mornings. Surrounded by cypress trees, hidden in the typical Cretan landscape, Manolis House gives a quality service, with all the features that will guarantee your pleasant stay. All rooms have views of the surrounding green hills. The sitting /dining room seats up to six people and leads into a small but fully equipped kitchen. (fridge, boiler, coffee pot, small oven, 2 hot plates) The house features also unique handmade furniture from local cypress wood, and a careful selection of traditional and modern artworks decorates the pleasant interior. Central heating, fireplace, ceiling fans, A/C included. Spacious wardrobes in the bedroom and safe for your value items. Also a bathroom with shower, a fireplace with a TV set and internet access. The exteriors are including a swimming pool , (shared for both houses, 4.50 x 9.50 m, 1.40 m depth included), barbeque facilities, sun umbrellas of course, -the Cretan sun is intense- and have a range of furniture including patio coffee table & chairs , sunbeds and a children's play area, plus easy parking and complimentary bicycles for easy rides. All guests have access to the gardens with season vegetables and fresh eggs! Ask Mr Manolis in your arrival about more info. We can also provide baby gear including, baby bed ,a high chair, with retractable table at no extra charge. Breakfast is not included, but on your arrival you will enjoy a welcoming snack or breakfast. As a quest at Manolis House you will enjoy the relaxing environment and the quiet tree surroundings, interrupted only by occasional bird chirps. However, the owner and son, (Mr Manolis and Dimitris) are easily assessable by phone as they live near by. You can contact them at any time by using the provided landline. They will be happy to assist and don’t hesitate to ask recommendations about tours, taverns and other destinations. Don’t miss the chance! Enjoy the fresh vegetables from the garden of the house, the daily eggs from the chickens on the backyard, ask Mr Manolis the secrets of his wine, or even ask him to teach you some of his gardening skills. Mr Manolis, owner and an retired carpenter is daily watering the garden and cleaning the pool. He likes to spoil the guests with tomatoes and seasonal vegetables and some of his small production wine that he is really proud of ! Although build on a dead end, Douliana is hardly isolated. The Vamos and Kalives village are within 8 min (by car) range. There is a constant bus connection with Chania-Rethimno-Heraclion. The blue flag beaches of Kalives and Almirida are in 3 km distance For going to Heraclion you will need a taxi to drop you at the national highway. Heraclion-Chania busses are every half an hour. For detailed information visit the KTEL web page Bank, Post Office, Health Center, Municipality buildings and facilities, Police, taverns, and many groceries, super markets, and local craft items can be found at the surrounding villages of Kalives, Vamos, Almyrida and Gavalohori. In Douliana there is a cafenio, (coffee house) ,a mini market, and a tavern that is worth visit Maid service,clean sheet and towels will be provided after three nights. Pets are allowed. Please let us know when you make your reservation. Smoking is prohibited inside the houses. We ask your maximum attention even when smoking outside, because Manolis Houses are literally surrounded by trees, and the risk of fire is extremely high during the hot summer months. Manolis Houses are controlled and certified from the Fire Department, and have all the necessary equipment and installations. On your arrival, please read carefully the provided booklet and familiarize yourself with the emergency plans. Pay attention to the swimming pool rules. Although there is a lifeguard assigned for watching the swimming pool ,from opening till closing time, you are strongly advised to follow his recommendations –or even prohibitions- for entering the water. You can enjoy the fresh vegetables from the garden and the daily eggs from the chickens of the backyard. Please ask Mr Manolis to tell you exactly what to pick and how. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: MHTE 1042K123K2963301More
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About the Owner
Manolis H
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
Interaction with guests
As a guest at Manolis House you will enjoy the relaxing environment and the quiet tree surroundings, interrupted only by occasional bird chirps. However, the owner and son, (Mr Manolis and Dimitris) are easily accessable by phone as they live near by. They will be happy to assist and don’t hesitate to ask recommendations about tours, taverns and other destinations. Don’t miss the chance! Enjoy the fresh vegetables from the garden of the house, the daily eggs from the chickens on the backyard, ask Mr Manolis the secrets of his wine, or even ask him to teach you some of his gardening skills. *Please note , that these are complimentary treats depending on season and weather, and by no means an obligation to our guests.*
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Manoli's House is even more beautiful than it appears in the photos. It is spacious, comfortable, and surrounded by beauty. It is truly difficult to describe in words the extraordinary sound of nature. Manoli himself, a quiet, modest, and generous man, is a retired carpenter...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Douliana village is lost in time. Its people are authentic and smilling. We had a good quality time in mr Manolis property. The house is fabulus and quiet. Recomended

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Nelma118
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We found the place quite easy athough it is literaly hidden.` Besides that `mr manolis was very caring and helpful into advising us for local walks and directions. The house was clean, and the we had everything we could possible need in order to cook...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank valovalo1
manolis h, VR Owner at Manolis House Quiet Stone House with Pool (max 5p), responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Dear Sanna and Janne, thank you for your warm review! It is a pleasure always to host so kind and respectful guests! Me and my father Manolis are looking forward to see you again that summer!

Reviewed 9 June 2016

We stayed at the Stone Cottage for 6 nights, and it was one of the best times we had in Greece. Mr Manolis takes a lot of pride in the property and it shows. It is well maintained and every day he takes care of...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Tom S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
A Winter Sun Getaway
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The village of Douliana is officially declared by the Greek Cultural Ministry as “traditional settlement of distinct natural beauty” The population during winter is not more than 20 people, while during summer it goes around 40 (locals) All of them are smiling, warm hearted people, without commercialized hospitality and faking attitude towards tourists.The village is on a dead end . Road does not pass through Douliana to somewhere else. This is an important element for your vacation decision. This small village is literally a neighborhood by its own. Explore the alleys and the small forests around the village. Nights in Douliana are unique. Dont be a tourist. Blend with the locals and enjoy some genuine rare moments of a culture that is fading away.
Getting around
Although build on a dead end, Douliana is hardly isolated. The Vamos and Kalives village are within 8 min (by car) range. There is a constant bus connection with Chania-Rethimno-Heraclion. The blue flag beaches of Kalives and Almirida are in 3 km distance For going to Heraclion you will need a taxi to drop you at the national highway. Heraclion-Chania busses are every half an hour. For detailed information visit the KTEL web pageBank, Post Office, Health Center, Municipality buildings and facilities, Police, taverns, and many groceries, super markets, and local craft items can be found at the surrounding villages of Kalives, Vamos, Almyrida and Gavalohori.In Douliana there is a cafenio, (coffee house) ,a mini market, and taverns.
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