The house was bought in 2001 and completely renovated. It has been tastefully renovated keeping its original features as much as possible and consists of 2 separate buildings.
A large concrete driveway - shared with the neighbors - leads to the main entrance of the house.
The main house is "upside down" with the bedrooms on the ground floor and the living room/kitchen on the first floor.
These 2 floors are connected with an internal as well as with an external staircase.
The entrance door opens to the main bedroom. The master bedroom has an adjacent bathroom equipped with a corner bathtub and mosaic tiles. There are beamed ceilings, stone niches and even a fire place. The stone floors are original and there is a small workshop (that could be used as a walk in closet) housing the washing machine and some tools. A white metal spiral staircase leads to the top floor, and an arched door opens to the second bedroom with 2 wardrobes, a single bed, a small sink and access to the courtyard.
The top floor comprises the kitchen and dining/living area. This area has high wooden beamed ceilings, wooden floors and lots of windows making the area light and bright. The U shaped fully equipped, light colored kitchen is comfortable and has a gas cooker and a dishwasher. A door leads to the terrace with outdoor furniture, an open pergola and a sea view. This would be the perfect place for outdoor living and meals.
The guest accommodation is separated from the main house and has 2 entrances. It consists of a kitchen, a sleeping area and a shower room. It has charm, with a stone arch separating the kitchen from the bedrooms, wood beamed ceiling, niches and an old bread oven.
Lots of windows provide a constant flow of light and a wood burner is used during the winter months. The sleeping area has two single beds and is a bit raised thus providing storage space underneath the beds.
The house is set on a small terraced plot with plenty of flowers and one big olive tree providing shade during the summer months in the garden.
A concrete road leads to the main entrance door and the covered carport with a roller blind. From there, a small gate opens to the yard.
The cozy stone paved courtyard is private; it has been decorated with care by the current owner and creating some effects with mosaic tiles gives additional color. It surrounds a 1500 year old olive tree, an attraction by itself. It provides sitting corners and gives access to the guest accommodation and one bedroom.
Tiled stairs lead to the living area on the top floor and its great outdoor terrace.
The blue/white colors give the house a traditional typical Greek feeling and lets you experience local life. The house comes fully equipped and furnished, ready to move in.
The property is situated in the traditional Cretan village of Vouves, just a 12-minute drive to the fishing village and beaches of Kolymbari with its many amenities including a bank, post office, doctor, dentist, supermarket, baker, butcher, local market, tavernas and cafeterias.
There is a taverna within 2 minutes walking from the property which is open during the summer months. The village also boosts the famous Old Olive Tree dating 3.500 years old and the small local museum besides it.
The beach of Kolymbari extends all the way until Tavronitis and is very peaceful.
The historic city center of Chania is a just a 25 minute drive while Chania airport is a 50 minute drive.
A lovely house in a very quiet location and yet not far from a larger town.