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Villa Oikos 1900 Traditional House with pool, garden, 4BR, 4BA/WC,splendid view

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 90 nights

Overview

About the property

Oikos 1900 ,4 BR all with A/C, 4 BA/WC, sleeps 10 ,magnificent view

EOT-NTOG licenced : MHTE 1041K10003028001

The house of the Skalidis family was built in 1900 in the heyday of the traditional settlement of Gonia. Following recent restoration work it now fully caters for modern household needs, while its architectural style remains unspoiled.

The stone-built house is constructed on two levels. Through the courtyard you enter the ground floor, with a fully equipped open-plan kitchen, a spacious dining and sitting room with TV and fireplace, a bathroom/WC and two bedrooms, one of which has a double bed and en-suite bathroom/WC. Both bedrooms are airconditioned.

From the veranda of the upper level, you access a large airconditioned room that includes a cosy mezzanine area with two beds, and a separate study. Two sofas in the sitting area can also accommodate two people for sleeping. Another bathroom/WC connects with the same space. From the veranda you also enter another bedroom, with A/C, a double bed and en-suite bathroom/WC.

Total bedrooms=4-5, bathroom/WC=4

The house also has a fine garden with a swimming pool under orange trees. A vine pergola is located just in front of the house and belongs to it. Parking space for two cars is available.

Wherever you stand you can enjoy the splendid view, overlooking a broad green valley, the surrounding villages on the foothills, and beyond the peaks of the White Mountains. The house is designed to ensure privacy and peace of mind amid the majestic Cretan scenery.

Gonia is a centrally located village on the island of Crete, 15 min. drive from the beaches of the north coast and 30 min. from the superb beaches of the south coast. Walking through the olive groves will bring you to the surrounding villages, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine under the mulberry tree among local friendly people. The rural area is ideal for hiking through gorges, olive groves and vineyards. Within a few hundred meters from the house you'll find a supermarket, pharmacy and a traditional tavern, where you can enjoy various dishes of the famous Cretan cuisine, cooked with fresh, locally produced ingredients.

More Details

Owner
Konstantinos Skalidis
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Konstantinos Skalidis

Konstantinos Skalidis is the 4th generation owner of this property. On a professional level, he is a highly experienced accredited lecturer-guide for educational and archaeological tours of Crete and Greece more generally, and has also written on the history and culture of Greece. He supervised the restoration and renovation of the old family home, which means so much to him, respecting its traditional architectural style and endeavouring to preserve its original feel and atmosphere.

Should you be interested, you can arrange with him guided excursions to any sight,museum, i.e.Knossos and the Heraklion museum, he can accompany you to hikes, i.e through the Samaria gorge, or to the summit of Psiloritis(2456m), at reasonable prices.

Why Konstantinos Skalidis chose Rethimno

The Skalidis family home represents the living Cretan tradition. With his long experience in cultural and active tourism, Konstantinos can answer all your questions about Crete and Greece from the distant past to the present day. He can give you the best tips for day-excursions to the fascinating archaeological sites of the island, or to the nearby gorges.

The house "oikos 1900" is over a century old. It is being offered to guests for a certain number of weeks per year. It provides the security level dictated by common sense. We accept no liability for accidents caused by carelessness. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their security in the house, in the garden and around the pool.

What makes this villa unique

Konstantinos can also show you how to cook a variety of Cretan dishes (including vegetarian), as he is proud of his cooking talents!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Heike K. said...

19 Sep 2017

Besser gehts nicht!Gonia, Rethimno, Crete, 74100, Greece

Date of Stay

4 Sep 2017

Wir wurden sehr nett empfangen, Gonia ist ein netter Ort mit kleinem Supermarkt und schönen Restaurants,alles ist zu Fuß erreichbar.Das Haus läßt keine Wünsche offen ,Erholung ist garantiert.
Sep 2017
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Amenities

Rethimno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • The house "oikos 1900" is over a century old. It has not been built for tourism. It provides security as dictated by common sense.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , en-suite to the double-bed groundfloor bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , groundfloor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en-suite to the upper floor double-bed bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , attached to the upper floor main room and mezanine
  • 4 bathrooms with shower/WC
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 bedrooms equipped with double beds + 2 bedrooms equipped with 2 single beds each, that can be brought together. In the large room of thee first floor there are also two sofas, on the first level, which can accomodate two persons. The two beds are on the mezzanine.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
More information about the villa 'oikos 1900' at www.oikos1900.eu Professionaly organised study- or -hiking tours available. Combinations of tours as well! Cleaning service twice a week included The house provides living in security as dictated by common sense. Adults are responsible for the children. No liability for accidents caused by carelessness

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Villa Oikos 1900 Traditional House with pool, garden, 4BR, 4BA/WC,splendid view
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5

A truly special place

  • 5 of 5

Our two families (seven people in all) had a magical time at Oikos 1900 on our first (hopefully not last) trip to the island of Crete. The home had more than enough space for all of us and was equipped with everything we needed. I especially loved that the house has character and history while at the same time feeling very comfortable with modern conveniences (AC units in the bedrooms). We felt completely welcomed and well taken care of by our hosts who live right next door and are easily accessible for any questions or needs. The village of Gonia and surrounding area are incredibly charming and peaceful. The location near Rethymno was central enough to allow for trips to most parts of the island without too long of a drive. I am already dreaming of returning to Crete and would definitely stay at Oikos 1900 again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely villa in a friendly village

  • 5 of 5

The spacious, traditional villa has been beautifully restored with everything you need, the mountain views are wonderful, especially at sunset, and the peace and tranquillity are ideal for a relaxing holiday, but within easy reach of the beaches and sites of interest.

The owners, Konstantinos and Fotini, are warm and welcoming and keep the house in immaculate condition, they are close by if you need any assistance. The pool and garden area is separate, but completely private and very relaxing.

A car is definitely the best option, but we managed without as there are regular buses into Rethymno which run throughout the day, buy tickets from the local store which has all the essentials. The local taverna is excellent and very friendly and there are a couple of friendly bars in the village too.

We went in October and it was a little cooler than expected up in the mountains in the evenings, so take a jumper so you can enjoy being outside as much as possible.

Thank you to our lovely hosts for a great holiday

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Pretty, comfortable house in small village

  • 5 of 5

Last july we, a dutch family with 8 persons, stayed in this authentic greek house . The house is well renovated and equipped with all luxury, from dishwasher to washingmachine and 4 bathrooms.

The garden with pool is beautiful and well maintained. We enjoyed our stay very much and could recommend it to everyone, but don't forget to rent a car !

The owners are kind and caring!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Impressively good

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 2 families (4 adults, 4 children and 1 infant) and we stayed at Mr Skalidis property for 3 weeks and from the time we arrived everything was taken care by the villa owners.

From the first moment Mr. Skalidis and his wife reminded us what Greek hospitality is all about . Our initial flight was delayed by 24hrs and when we arrived tired at the villa they had already prepared dinner for us and they had fruits and beverages in the refrigerator until we get the chance to do our own shopping.

The villa was better than the pictures and the garden with the pool was excellent in order to offer privacy and relaxation.

Mr. Skalidis provided us with a lot of handy tips on where to eat, beautiful beaches and other places we were interested to visit.

Overall was an excellent experience and we hope that we will visit again Gonia and the beautiful Villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Immerse yourselves in the Cretan way of life

  • 5 of 5

Kostantinos and Fotini, whose house this is, and who live next door while the main house is rented, are warm, generous, discreet and thoughtful hosts. Fotini prepares a light meal for guests on arrival, and Konstantinos presents the raki in tradtionally Cretan style. Konstantinos is a qualified tour guide, and though we didn't take up his offer of guidance around monuments, he offered really useful advice.

This is a lovely house in beautiful surroundings. It feels older than 1900, and stands as testament to the persistence of stone and wood in the vernacular rural architecture well into the 20th century. There's a wonderful sense of family history here. All mod cons, though the internet is slightly archaic and the signal not very consistent, understandably in this rural area - no worse than in rural Shropshire! The cleaning lady visits frequently - perhaps too frequently; but if I owned this house, I'd be careful to keep it in order, too.

Stunning view over the White Mountains! Excellent tavernas in the area. Surprisingly short driving time to places - roads much better than expected, and a pleasure to drive on, if you know what you're doing. Having driven in Sicily, I can safely say driving in Crete is a piece of cake. There is a clutch of fools, but most drivers are careful, courteous and tolerant of others' slow decisions. Rethymno is about 15 minutes away, Chania an hour, Heraklion an hour and a half. Best of all is the drive over the mountains to the South Coast. Whatever route you take, the scenery is jaw-dropping!

A visit to Oikos 1900 is strongly recommended – but beware: the longer you stay, the more you'll drift into the Cretan way of life. It's an addictive state, from which it's hard to emerge!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Moved into a rural Greek Village for a week.

  • 5 of 5

A traditional house under snow-capped mountains up the winding narrow streets of a quiet village. The local owners are next door, know the area and give helpful advice without being at all intrusive. The village has a small shop and a restaurant. I wouldn't say service was fast but cooking was from the heart and the family that run it very welcoming.

The house is spacious and well equipped. It is no homogenised modern box but that is why we chose it. Plumbing had its rural Greek moments but anything odd was immediately sorted by the owners.

In 20 minutes one can drive to the beach and in this week in April have it almost all to one oneself. Water turquoise and 16 degrees though the shelf away is a bit steep for the little ones. The season is gearing up with everything starting in the second week of April which made us love it all the more. The village has only a very few holiday homes and is not overly 'prettified'. Rethymnon is also 15 minutes away and whilst it has its touristy moments there is still charm in its streets. Tailors, bead and ribbon shops and cobblers amongst the keyring, sunglasses and jewellery shops.

We have had a lovely week.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Chania 60 km, Heraklion 90 km
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
150
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
North coast road Chania-Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
150
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Gerani 5km,Rethimno 8 km, Episkopi 12 km
Car: recommended

The beautiful old town of Rethymnon , a very well preserved venetian-ottoman town, is only 8 km away. You can not just enjoy a walk through the narrow streets of the town or enjoy swimming; it is also a pleasure being there after sunset. The nightlife promises a variety of experience, from music bars with international repertoire, to modern music concerts, traditional music events and quite a few prominent restaurants.

Since our village is so centrally located, you may visit the towns of Chania or Heraklion very easily; it's an hour's drive. One day excursions will enable you to walk through the Samaria gorge, or numerous other gorges, the owner can give you exact information, you can even hike to tht summit of Psiloritis - 2456m- ,the famous Ida mountain.

Another day's excursion can be a visit to the excavation of Knossos and the museum of Heraklion, to various medieval - byzantine- churches, beautiful renaissance monasteries or countless beaches.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Parties up to 5 persons can ask for a lower price; please, contact us!
Please note that the house "oikos 1900" is a normal house of a normal family; it has not been built as a residence for tourists, It provides the security level dictated by common sense. We accept no liability for accidents caused by carelessness. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their security in the house, in the garden and around the pool.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund