This lovely townhouse-style cottage is an incredibly rare opportunity to own a seafront property in the traditional village of Kalyves in the Apokoronas region of Chania.
Fully renovated in 2000, the house is thought to have been previously used by fishermen to hang their nets, and it retains much of its original charm and character. Currently used as a long-term residence, it would also be ideal for a holiday home or a rental property.
The front door of the house opens directly into the nicely-furnished lounge, with the dining area immediately behind it and the kitchen situated at the back of the ground floor space.
There is a fully tiled guest bathroom to one side of the kitchen area, an under stairs storage area and a utility room at the back of the kitchen which houses the washing machine and fridge/freezer.
An atrium at the façade of the property cleverly allows extra light into the main room; as do the three picture windows above the front door which perfectly frame, like a work of art, the sea and the sky.
There is a beautiful feature staircase decorated with illuminated nooks and crannies that takes you to the mid-floor wooden mezzanine. Currently used as a sitting room/cozy lounge, this space would be easily converted into a second bedroom.
Continuing up from the mezzanine, the staircase leads to the very spacious master suite with an en-suite shower room, a dressing area, and patio doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the amazing unobstructed sea views!
External steps takes you to the roof terrace, on which a sitting area with a wrought iron gazebo has been arranged to take advantage of the panoramic view out over the sea, Akrotiri Peninsular and Souda Bay. A utility area with the solar panel is located behind this seating area.
There is a small enclosed stone paved courtyard with room for a dining table and chairs at the front of the property, which opens onto the small village road at the sea front and enjoying marvelous sea views!
There is plenty of parking around the house; however, at the heart of the village you can easily do without a car.
The lively village of Kalyves is open all year round and offers all types of amenities! A well-stocked mini market and one of the best tavernas in the area are just next door.
A 5-minutes' walk takes you to the center of the village with all necessary amenities, including a medical center, bank, pharmacies, food shops, tavernas, cafes, fitness centers, bus stops and two wide sandy beaches.
This beautifully renovated property presents a unique opportunity and is definitely worth a look if you're interested in living at the heart of a traditional Cretan village!