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Overview of Gardenia Guest House with beautiful sea views, near the beach and the village.

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels

Gardenia Guest House with beautiful sea views, near the beach and the village.

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom2 bathroomsSleeps 2

Popular amenities

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

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLoutraki Beach4 min drive
    AirportChania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis)8 min drive
    Popular LocationKalami Beach24 min drive
    Popular LocationKiani Beach24 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2
431 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    No shower or 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 Guest House with beautiful sea views, near the beach and the village.

Romantic holiday home in Chania
Lovely bungalow guest 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.

Newly redecorated and painted in Oct. 2020.

The guest house includes 1 double bedroom with air-con, en-suite bathroom with shower, a living room with kitchenette, and a separate WC where the washing machine is placed. There is a spacious pergola-covered terrace including a dining area, a BBQ, a daybed, 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, and can only accomodate in addition a baby.

Immediately below the bungalow is the property’s second guest house which sleeps 4. This house can be rented together with the bungalow thus accommodating a total of 6. For more information please see listing number 6556640.

Access to the bungalow is by a private path leading from the property’s gated entrance. Parking can be outside the property on the side of the neighboring olive grove.

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 wishing to enjoy peace and quiet, respectful of the estate’s owners’ proximity. Maximum occupancy is 2, 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 a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
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

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

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Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers


  • Massages

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


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


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Day bed


  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 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 sea
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 431 sq ft (40 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


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
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 recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Gardenia Guest House Chania
Gardenia Guest Chania
Gardenia Guest House

About this area


Located in Chania, this holiday home is near the beach. 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. Scuba diving and windsurfing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain climbing and cycling nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Loutraki Beach - 4 min drive
  • Agia Triada Monastery - 10 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



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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Perfect spot, perfect place
Great place, just right for a week's break, unbelievable views, close to beaches (~5 minutes drive) and restaurants. You do need a car with a bit of oomph, though - up two steepish hills.

5/5 Excellent

Great view, quiet, calm, relaxing place with outstanding support.
Really close to the airport but also to Chania. Very easy to walk the short cut to Sternes for those without a car. Also easy to walk to 2 beaches and explore the countryside around Sternes. The view is very special, taking in the sea and the spectacular white mountains. We enjoyed a relaxing retreat with no TV, radio, computer or phone distractions and felt wonderfully relaxed. There is a vegetable garden just beside the house. Alexandra supplied us with really useful information before our holiday. Elsa was our host at the property upon arrival. The hospitality throughout our stay was outstanding, far more than ever could be expected. By the end of our week we felt like we had been staying with a good friend. This makes it a particularly special place. We would like to thank them both for enhancing our holiday.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful position exactly as shown and decribed
The owners were very attentive and amenable, made our stay perfect

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful property, fabulous views.
The owners , Alexandra and Elsa, were very helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. We had very detailed information sent to us before we left which made everything very easy,from driving to our accommodation to choosing where to visit , and recommended restaurants. The situation of the garden house was very beautiful, overlooking the sea, and very peaceful. The house itself had everything we needed, and was very clean and comfortable. We had a lovely stay there , and plan to return.

5/5 Excellent

One word- perfect!

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