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Gardenia Guest House

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 21 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

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.

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).

Prices quoted on this listing refer to 2 guests.

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

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Swedish, Greek, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Alexandra

I’m half Greek (from western Crete) and half Norwegian. I speak fluent English, Norwegian, and Greek, and have lived and worked on Crete for many years but reside in Norway. This amazingly beautiful island and its people always make me look forward to coming back. I am fortunate enough to be able to spend the entire summer working on Crete. I wish you a wonderful holiday and will do my utmost to make it so!

Why Alexandra chose Chania

Peaceful environment, panoramic views you'll never forget, lovely authentic settings, far from mass tourism, yet near wonderful beaches.

What makes this bungalow unique

The panoramic views are magnificent!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Alexandra est une hôte géniale, elle est adorable, elle est d'excellents conseils quand il s'agit de visiter la Crête, la maison est très agréable, au calme, avec une vue imprenable, nous avons passé un séjour exceptionnel en grande partie grâce à elle et à sa maman qui répondent toujours présentes si besoin Je la recommande vivement !!!!!!!
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Chania in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Gardenia Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful property, fabulous views.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We loved having you as our guests, and look forward to seeing you again.
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  • 5 of 5

everything perfect

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

One word- perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Petit coin de paradis

  • 5 of 5

Petite maison parfaite avec tout ce dont on peut avoir besoin.

Vue magnifique, terrasse très bien aménagée et jardin très agréable.

Petit coin de tranquillité avec un accueil super d'Elsa et Alexandra .

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Chania, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 June - 31 August
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November - March
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
21 night minimum stay
for 21 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.69

Price includes electricity end cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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