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Traditional Stone Cottage for Couples


Villa Oreastro - Rural Stone Cottage with Spectacular Mountain Views

Traditional Stone Cottage for Couples

Villa Oreastro Guest House is a purpose built traditional stone cottage, finished and equipped to a very high standard. The traditional stone walls and arches, stone floors and terraces, and beamed ceilings all contribute to a rustic feel.

Tucked away in an olive grove, it has its own spacious private garden and a roof terrace with panoramic views over the White Mountains and nearby Kefalas Village, which is a short distance from Vamos.

The house itself is 50 square meters in size. French doors from the lounge and bedroom lead to a ground floor terrace of approximately 30 square meter. The roof terrace can be reached by an external stone staircase, offering a further 50 square meters of living space.

The guest house is ideal for couples who wish to escape hectic city life and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views in a relaxing, peaceful rural setting. It is a perfect location for exploring the Apokoronas region of Chania, Central and Western Crete, or simply lazing about!

The house is a perfect base for couples wishing to explore Western Crete. The Venetian towns of Chania and Rethymno are each about 35 minutes by car. It provides easy access to the wide range of attractions Western Crete has to offer, including Samaria Gorge, Gramvousa, Elafonisi, Lake Kournas, Aptera, Falasarna. Heraklian (and Knossos) is approximately 2 hours by car. South coast locations such as Sougia, Loutro, Plakias, Damnoni, Agia Galini and even as far as Matala can all be reached on a day trip

Closer to base you'll find some delightful local towns and villages, excellent beaches and archeological attractions. With our local knowledge, we can provide you with details of off-the-beaten track places to visit, walks and excursions.

As owners, we live here year-round and keep a number of animals, including cats, dogs and a number of hens.


The lounge is open-plan to the kitchen, linked by a traditional stone arch. Here you will find comfortable seating in the form of a single french daybed, which can also be used to sleep an additional person during the summer months. A wood-burning stove provides warmth in cooler months. French doors lead to the downstairs terrace and garden.


The kitchen is compact, but with all the essentials:

  • dining table and two chairs
  • refrigerator with freezer compartment
  • integrated gas hob with 2 cooking rings
  • oven (as part of the wood-burning stove)
  • set of pots and pans, casserole dishes
  • coffee and tea making equipment
  • high quality crockery (plates, bowls, cups & saucers, mugs), drinking glasses and cutlery
  • serving dishes & platters
  • utensils, storage containers, storage jars
  • kitchen basics (including tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, spices)



The bedroom features exposed stone walls and french doors leading onto the terrace. Insect screens ensure that you won't be disturbed by mosquitoes. A ceiling fan allows for efficient circulation of air to keep you comfortable.

We know very well that an uncomfortable bed can spoil a great holiday. Therefore, we have opted for a king size (5 foot) bed with orthopaedic mattress and fine luxurious french linen bedding - ensuring a comfortable night's sleep.

The wardrobe has both hanging space (with hangers) and shelves / drawers, with an additional chest of drawers providing extra space.


Bedding & Towels

Luxury bedding is provided to suit the climate at the time of your visit. This includes French linen bedding, silk / cotton duvet, a selection of natural pillows. We give you a choice of soft to firm pillows, all from natural materials, as well as quilts, blankets and throws for every season. You might find yourself lingering in bed just a bit longer than you had intended.

We provide luxury light-weight peshtemal towels. If you prefer traditional towels, these can be provided.


In the Bathroom

The bathroom is beautifully finished to a very high standard. It is equipped with a drench shower and also a hand-held attachment, sink and toilet. We supply shampoo, shower gel and hand was liquid which you are welcome to use. A hair dryer is also provided.


Access to the house

The house is completely detached and separate from the main house, with its own private entrance (at the front) and two sets of French doors leading to a private back garden. The house has its own dedicated parking space.


Garden & Terraces

The downstairs terrace (reached through the lounge or bedroom) has an outdoor shower, a pergola and three olive trees, providing welcome shade. The garden area includes some new fruit trees, herbs and flowers, with a carpet of cool ground cover. A BBQ grill is available for outdoor cooking.

A stone staircase leads to the roof terrace where you'll find a further pergola, a dining table and chairs, and also reclining chairs. With its spectacular panoramic views over the White Mountains, Kefalas village and Psiloritis in the East, it is popular with guests for yoga (2 mats are provided), sunbathing, stargazing, watching sunrise and sunset, romantic dinners, and generally lazing about.

Sunbeds are not provided, however, you may wish to use the very comfortable reclining chairs instead. The terraces are sufficiently private enough for sunbathing.

Ambient lighting ensures that you can also enjoy the outdoor space at night


Heating & Air Conditioning & Hot Water

Heating, when required, is provided by a wood-burning stove with sufficient capacity to warm the entire house. Ceiling fans provide efficient ventilation when required

The house has its own independent hot water supply. Electricity is supplied by the autonomous photo-voltaic system, installed at the main house. During winter months, it may be necessary for us to run a generator during prolonged cloudy spells, to charge the batteries. This is no more than an house a day.


Insect Nets

All windows and doors are equipped with insect nets to ensure maximum fresh air and ventilation, without being troubled by mosquitoes and other insects. Some windows are also fitted with security bars, so can be left open day and night, whether you are in or out.



The house has its own washing machine. It is simple to operate. A washing line is available on the upstairs terrace. An electric iron and ironing board are available for use by guests. Coat hangers are provided in the wardrobe.



Being a holiday home, we try to ensure that you have the essentials to enjoy your holiday

  • 3/4G Pocket WiFi is available for internet access. This is not unlimited.
  • A Bluetooth speaker to listen to music from compatible devices (e.g. smart phone).
  • There are 3 USB mains electricity charge points in the house for mobile phones and other electronic equipment.
  • There is no television in the house



For your safety and our peace of mind, the house is equipped with a carbon monoxide and smoke detector. A fire extinguisher, fire blanket and first aid kit are also supplied.



Although the house is primarily aimed at couples, we can accommodate a child. A baby travel cot, booster seat and playpen can be made available, as well as child-friendly dinnerware.

Key Features :

About the property
  • Property Type : Cottage
  • No.of floors : Single Story
  • Classification : Detached
  • Entrance : Private entrance
  • Floor Space : 50 Sq. metres
  • Accommodation : Self-catering (no catering available)
  • Internet Access : Wi-Fi
  • This property sleeps max 2 people
  • This property has 1 bedroom(s)
  • This property has 1 bathroom(s)
  • Ask owner for children
  • Ask owner for elders
  • Ask owner for wheelchair
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Ask owner for long term rentals
  • Double bedroom [Bedroom], QueenBed-1
  • Shower room [Bathroom], Toilets-1, Shower cabinate-1, (Spacious bathroom, fully tiled)
Other rooms
  • Eating Area, Kitchen, Living Room
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
  •  • Bed linen  • Washing machine  • Clothes dryer  • Iron  • Ironing board  • Hairdryer 
  •  • Air-conditioning (full) 
Outdoor facilities
  •  • Balcony  • Garden  • Terrace 
  •  • Parking 
Kitchen equipment
  •  • Fridge  • Kitchen utensils  • Coffee machine  • Toaster  • Oven 
General Price
Season Begin Date End Date Weekly Nightly Weekendnight Monthly Min stay
1 21 Jan, 2020 20 Jan, 2021 € 700 € 105 € - € - 1 week
Standard 21 Jan, 2021 31 Jan, 2022 € 700 € 105 € 105 € - 1 week
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Payment Policy

Check-in: 15:00

Check-out: 11:00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Write a review
Rolf P.

Eine der wenigen Unterkünfte, die ich auf Reisen hatte, bei der Eindruck, der durch Beschreibung und der Bilder vermittelt wird, absolut stimmt und eher noch übertroffen wird. Liebevoll eingerichtet, perfekt ausgerichtet, tolle Dachterrasse, nette Tiere, noch nettere Vermieter. Fahren Sie hin (aber bitte nicht dann, wenn ich selber wieder hin möchte). Nur zu empfehlen!

Owner's Response:
Dear Rolf and Anja,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our guest house, and you would be very welcome to return for another visit!

September : 2018
Rolf P.

Being here for the second time we again enjoyed the stay very much :-). And probably come back again!

Owner's Response:
We are pleased you had a good holiday. Hope to see you again soon

May : 2019
Patrick S.

Es ist wirklich ein wunderschönes Ferienhaus in den Bergen von Kreta. Einfach zum Entspannen und Genießen. Das Haus ist mit viel Liebe eingerichtet, dazu noch sehr hochwertig. Wer entspannen möchte und auch Tiere mag (vor Ort sind aktuell 3 Hunde, 5 Katzen, Hühner und Gänse), ist hier genau richtig aufgehoben. Zudem ist die Gastgeberin Johanna super nett und gibt viele gute Tipps. Wir haben uns rundum wohlgefühlt und geben daher eine klare Weiterempfehlung.

June : 2019
Katrin G.

Für zwei Wochen war dieses wunderschöne, liebevoll eingerichtete Häuschen mit schönem Garten und vielen Olivenbäumen unser Urlaubsdomizil. Begrüßt wurden wir sehr herzlich von Johanna und Rob sowie ihren Hunden, von denen uns besonders Missy sehr ans Herz gewachsen ist. Johanna ist eine tolle Gastgeberin, die uns viele wertvolle Tipps für unseren Urlaub gegeben hat. Da wir sehr spät ankamen, war unser Kühlschrank mit leckeren Dingen und einer Flasche Wein gefüllt. Es war ein wunderschöner Urlaub. Sollten wir noch einmal auf die schöne Insel Kreta fahren, dann auf jeden Fall zu Johanna. Katrin und Ingo,

July : 2019

Location super agréable, rénovée avec beaucoup de goût. Charme et calme assuré

David & Celine

August : 2019
Dirk H.

Wunderschön gemacht, das Haus ist mit Liebe und Stil eingerichtet. Allein auf dieser Terrasse zu sitzen -mehr braucht man nicht . Das Haus ist aber auch ein sehr guter Ausgangspunkt um Kreta zu entdecken.

Die Besitzerin ist sehr nett und völlig unkompliziert

Insgesamt sehr empfehlenswert!

September : 2019
Ulrike N.

Wonderful house among olive trees, very well equipped with everything you need and a little more. Johanna is a very nice host who knows the best spots for swimming, dinner, hiking. We enjoyed the basket full of cretan products and the company of adorable cats and dogs. We stayed for six days - next time it definitely will be longer!

Owner's Response:

It was a pleasure having you stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

October : 2019
Himmel auf Kreta

Wunderschönes Ferienhäuschen in einem Olivenhain. Ausgesprochen nette Vermieter. Das Örtchen Kefalas liegt in Fussreichweite. Alles top. Schön ruhig und idyllisch. Genau das richtige für sonnige Ferien auf Kreta. Wer dem Rummel entfliehen möchte, es schön ländlich mag, und trotzdem auch mal mit dem Auto zum Strand runter mag, der ist hier genau richtig!

December : 2019
Jerry A.

The Villa Oreastro was key to our wonderful visit on Crete. Johanna was very welcoming and an ongoing resource - meeting us at a local kafeneon and sharing information on the ins and outs of the area. The house is well designed and beautifully laid out for a comfortable stay and greeted us with a kitchen stocked with local Cretan foods and fresh eggs from her chickens. The location was ideal - a peaceful rural setting yet close to the Chania Airport & Venetian port with easy access for excursions to beaches, gorges, Heraklion/ Knossos, traditional restaurants with music and more. The house also served as a base to explore Kefalas, surrounding villages and walking trails rich in folk traditions and ancient sites. We'll miss the view of the White Mountains from the rooftop terrace!

May : 2019


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