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Overview of Gardenia Garden House With Beautiful sea Views, Near the Beach and the Village

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Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels

Gardenia Garden House With Beautiful sea Views, Near the Beach and the Village

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLoutraki Beach4 min drive
    Popular LocationMarathi Beach4 min drive
    AirportChania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis)10 min drive
    Popular LocationKalami Beach24 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
861 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    2 sofa beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Gardenia Garden House With Beautiful sea Views, Near the Beach and the Village

Waterfront Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
Lovely bungalow garden house on private estate. Beautiful views, quiet and peaceful setting within the garden of the main house. Amazing views to Souda Bay, the White Mountains, Apokoronas, and the open sea.

The garden house includes 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub/shower, a living room with open kitchen, and a separate WC with shower where the washing machine is placed. There is a spacious terrace / outdoor living area including a dining area, a BBQ, a sofa, and a hammock. The bungalow and its terrace is completely private (not visible to the estate’s other residents).

High quality bed linen and towels, duvets and pillow. Professional cleaning.

Prices quoted on this listing refer to 2 guests. An additional 2 guests can be accommodated on the sofa bed at a supplement. Rates include electricity and end cleaning. For up to 2 additional guests on sofa bed, there is a supplement of Euro 10 per night for the first guest and Euro 5 per night for the second guest.

Immediately above the bungalow is the property’s other guest house which sleeps 2. This house can be rented together with the bungalow thus accommodating a total of 6. For more information please see listing number 6556538.

Access to the bungalow is by a private driveway leading from the property’s gated entrance. Parking for 1 car is possible within the property.

Located on the Akrotiri peninsula of Chania, on the outskirts of the village of Sternes. The lovely beaches of Loutraki and Marathi are only a short drive away, as is the quaint village of Sternes.

Preferred guests are couples or families wishing to enjoy peace and quiet, respectful of the estate’s owners’ proximity. Maximum occupancy is 4, with the possibility for a cot for child up to the age of 2. Music/noise and conversation generated from the guests or equipment that they are using in and around the bungalow should be kept to a respectable level in consideration of the owners and must be reduced to a minimum after 9 pm.

The pretty village of Sternes is located south of Chania International Airport (no air traffic above). The village includes 3 places to dine, a gyro/souvlaki café, a tavern, and a Kafenion (local café). There are 2 minimarkets providing basic groceries, fruit and vegetables, a bakery, and a pharmacy.

Approx. 3 km below Sternes are the sandy beaches of Loutraki and Marathi. Both have shallow, crystal-clear waters, are well protected from the northerly winds of July and August, and are favorites among both tourists and locals alike. There are 3 places to eat in Loutraki; a beach café, a grill-taverna, and another lunch tavern. Marathi has a slightly larger selection of restaurants, one of them, Patrelantonis, considered to be one of the best restaurants in Chania. Equally good but with fewer selections on its menu is the beach fish-café of Rokakis. Fishermen in the family assure fresh fish and seafood on a daily basis.

2 km to the sandy beach of Loutraki with lunch café and 2 tavernas
3,2 km to the sandy beach of Marathi with 3 tavernas
1,5 km to nearest shop in the village of Sternes. Sternes also has a bakery, a pharmacy and 2 tavernas
7 km to the international airport of Chania
15 km to Chania, with its lovely old town and famous Venetian harbor
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks Norwegian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

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Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Limited on-site parking (max. 1 space)
  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Spices


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine
  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 861 sq ft (80 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 20


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Gardenia Garden House Chania
Gardenia Garden House Chania
Gardenia Garden House Private vacation home Chania
Gardenia Garden House Private vacation home
Gardenia Garden House

About this area


This holiday home is located on the waterfront and in an area with great shopping. Port of Souda and Old Venetian Harbor are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Seitan Limania Beach and Nea Chora Beach. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and waterskiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and mountain climbing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Loutraki Beach - 4 min drive
  • Marathi Beach - 4 min drive
  • Kalami Beach - 24 min drive
  • Blue Coast - 24 min drive
  • Kiani Beach - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis) - 8 min drive


  • Patrelantonis - 4 min drive
  • Don Rosario - 19 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 29 reviews
5 - Excellent 90%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 29 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 29 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 29 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 29 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

We had a wonderful time staying here. The accommodation is exactly as described, its very clean, comfortable, and the kitchen has everything you need if you should decide to cook. The view is even better than described! Looking out over the bay is spectacular and changes all the time depending on the time of day. Really lovely. Alexandra is an excellent host and provided a wealth of information for us. All restaurant recommendations were excellent. Marathi Beach less than 5 minutes away was lovely, with several nice tavernas. The beach is well maintained and the water is beautiful. The accommodation is a short drive from Chania so very well positioned. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone and hope to return next year. Would also recommend a trip to the Botanical Gardens only 45 minutes away and well worth it.

5/5 Excellent

Our stay in Crete
A wonderful property well equipped and spotlessly clean The view was wonderful unfortunately we had to leave early for personal reasons but really did not want to leave peaceful tranquil and the photographs do not do it justice . You definitely need a car but lots of lovely beaches within driving distance .highly recommended 😀

5/5 Excellent

Amazing Place and Views
Peace, calm, and amazing views, and that is only the beginning! What a wonderfully pleasant way to spend a week or more. The inside space is great with two full bath, great well-stocked kitchen, huge living area, and light airy bedroom. The outside space is even better with water views and dining under a spreading olive tree. Prepare your own meal with fresh basil from the garden or dine at one of the great seafood restaurants on the pleasant beach only 10 minutes away. Elsa was a very pleasant host and was never fazed even when we locked ourselves out of the apartment and had to climb in through the window! On some practical notes, you really do need a car to stay. You will need it to get around and buy supplies, go to restaurants, etc. It is easy to just stay put and just enjoy the villa, but you will want to get out and enjoy the restaurants and sights. To the neighborhood dogs, we would just like to say “woof, woof” which translates to “until we meet again.”

5/5 Excellent

Magnificent views from beautiful Gardenia Garden House
We had a fabulous 2 weeks at this very special bungalow. Alexandra sent us very detailed information prior to our visit and her son Alex and mother Elsa looked after us very well indeed during our stay. The accommodation was clean, comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The ever-changing views from the garden and terrace held our attention for hours, but we did manage to tear ourselves away to enjoy lots of interesting places within easy reach of the property. Favourites included Chania Old Town, Gouvernetou Monastery including the walk down into Avlaki Gorge to the sea, Aghia Triada Monastery, Botanical Park and Gardens, various gorge walks and of course the many beautiful beaches on the Akrotiri Peninsular. Thank you all for a wonderful holiday. Andrew & Carolyn

5/5 Excellent

An excellent stay at the Gardenia Garden House. The whole week was brilliant. Thank you Alexander for your warm Hospitality.

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