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Dotira, a sophisticated home!

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
We welcome you to Crete and the picturesque village of Mesi, built on a lovely position, on a small hill of 300 meters above sea level! Dotira Guesthouse, is a two-storey stone mansion of the 18th century, which has a surface area of 166 square meters and the surrounding plot one of 350 square meters. Thanks to the recent careful restoration the house adheres to the traditional architecture and offers our visitors the experience of a special sojourn. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, were used, respecting the house’s history and its traditional elements were preserved and highlighted: the bathroom, the fire place and the water trough at the terrace. Layout Outside Area Externally, the villa is built in a classic, yet modern way, where stone and rustic feeling prevail! At the outsid...We welcome you to Crete and the picturesque village of Mesi, built on a lovely position, on a small hill of 300 meters above sea level! Dotira Guesthouse, is a two-storey stone mansion of the 18th century, which has a surface area of 166 square meters and the surrounding plot one of 350 square meters. Thanks to the recent careful restoration the house adheres to the traditional architecture and offers our visitors the experience of a special sojourn. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, were used, respecting the house’s history and its traditional elements were preserved and highlighted: the bathroom, the fire place and the water trough at the terrace. Layout Outside Area Externally, the villa is built in a classic, yet modern way, where stone and rustic feeling prevail! At the outside area there is an inner courtyard, with a lovely siting area and a traditional wood oven, making it ideal for al fresco dining! Also, there is an amazing garden with local herbs and flowers, right next to the wonderful 20 m2 and 1,40 m deep private pool, where our guests can relax, enjoy the fresh country air of Mesi and the soothing environment of the house! The pool is chemical free as it operates with active oxygen! The court yard and pool terrace create a rustic, romantic atmosphere, where you will love spending your morning and evenings! Ground Floor The yard offers access to the former stable of the house, which has been converted to an attic, featuring a working area, with a desk and an extra double bed on a special construction, on the upper level. This room provides total privacy and internet access, if you need to work on something! Entering the property you will see the spacious living room with a great open fireplace, a rustically decorated, fully equipped kitchen, with a dining area, perfect for indoor dining with your family or friends and one bathroom. First Floor Beautiful wooden stairs lead the guests to the upper floor, where guests can find three lovely bedrooms (two double and one twin) and a WC. Balconies from the first floor enjoy a stunning view of the whole area, olive groves and an open view on the Cretan Sea! Supplementary alternative activities – agritourism Stone is a source of energy and helps getting close to nature and the earth! Dotira Guesthouse gives you the chance to choose from a plethora of alternative activities, individually or in a group, which offer bodily and spiritual wellbeing and therapy, such as walking, herb picking, soap making, hiking and visiting archaeological sites, monasteries and local monuments, both in Mesi and the nearby villages. Also, during your stay you may have the opportunity to participate in the cultivation and care of our garden, harvest its fruits and enjoy its products! Property Notes: - Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner. Dotira house offers the rich goods of the Cretan land, to all guests. The house is stocked with cretan rusks, home made jams, goat’s milk, cheese, fresh eggs and fruit from Mesi trees, herbal teas (sage, thyme, marjoram, rock roses) and more…depending on the season! Furthermore, for stays longer than 7 days a lovely, Cretan dinner, including traditional recipes with organic products locally produced, bread baked in the wood oven and raki, the famous local drink, will be provided during your stay! - Quality towels, bed linen, covers and blankets provided. - Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice a week. - Sun beds and umbrellas available. Pool towels provided. - Baby cot and high chair available if needed. - Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included. - Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the house. - All in-house electronics are available, including a washing machine, dishwasher, TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, large fridge with freezer, electric kitchen, kettle, toaster, espresso coffee machine, iron and iron board. - Pool and garden cleaning twice a week. The pool operates from April to October. - 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1041K91003052301More
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About the Manager
Valia Kokkinou (Property Manager ThinkVilla)
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
Interaction with guests
Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations! Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests! At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance dur
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a lovely week at Dotira. It is in a small village about 3 miles from the sea but is in the hills so has views out to sea..The house has a very quiet relaxing atmosphere. It has been very tastefully restored and extended....More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Relax700887
Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

Dear Martin, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

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Date of stay: July 2016
Management response:Responded 9 August 2016

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Where do I start... we have stayed in a number of private villas and both the property & the owner are just by far the best we have ever experienced. You can tell that the home has been loving restored over several years as it...More

Date of stay: June 2016
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Management response:Responded 8 August 2016

Dear Tim, thank you for writing such great things about our Villa and services! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.

Reviewed 17 July 2016

Dotira is a lovely villa ina great spot just outside Rethymno.It is beautifully furnished and very well equipped with everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. We are very grateful to Maria and Nikos for being so helpful and welcoming. They even cooked us a...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Management response:Responded 18 July 2016

Dear Pippa, thank you for writing such great things about our Villa and services! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.

Reviewed 14 September 2015

Maria the owner was the most attentive hostess, she couldn't do enough for us. She was there to greet us, came to clean the villa every 3 days, Maria and her husband Nikos came to make us a meal in the outside oven one evening...More

Date of stay: August 2015
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Valia K, VR Owner at Dotira, a sophisticated home!, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2015

Thank you so much for the amazing review! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Water Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a fenced-in yard?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Dotira House is located in Mesi village, which has two traditional coffee places and a tavern in the village square, just 100 meters from the villa. It preserves its traditional character and offers hospitality, a peaceful holiday and also the challenge to explore the beautiful landscape of the Arcadi region as the perfect point of departure. Shopping facilities for everyday's necessities can be found at the neighbouring village of Pigi within a distance of 8 minutes by car, providing tavernas and cafes, a mini market, bakery, a grocery shop, two butcher’s, a hairdressers as well as a pharmacy. A gas station can be found in the nearby village of Adele which is also 9 minutes away by car.
Getting around
Distances to Important Locations Super Market & Restaurants: 2.5 Kms Heraklion International Airport: 78 Kms Chania International Airport: 81 Kms Rethymno Port & Town: 13 Kms Pigianos Kampos Beach: 6 Kms Traditional taverna in 100 metres Car rental is essential to explore the nearby villages and unique sandy beach locations!
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