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The sea is just visible over the tops of the olive trees.Paleochora hosts an annual international chess tournament in the summer.
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Cretan Village Home

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Cretan Village Home

2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

This is not an inexpensive alternative to a hotel. Plenty of hotels in the nearby village can offer you the comforts you have come to expect at a cheaper price than I can afford to offer.
If you have read all the reviews by people who have stayed here, are intrigued by the prospect of seclusion and are willing to forego your comfort zone and live like a local, you are most welcome to my home. If not, and you book anyway, I promise you the worst nightmare vacation experience you could imagine.



House Rules

There is free parking available just off the road above the house.
Please do not feed the cats on the balcony. If you do, more will come.
A siesta is observed during the hottest hours of the day. This is a good time to relax in the shade or rest up for the evening ahead.


48 Reviews

Margaret User Profile
December 2017
The host canceled this reservation 151 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Stelios User Profile
September 2018
James' house will probably not appeal to everyone, but for those who can appreciate simple things in life it will be a wonderful place to explore this beautiful part of Crete. We had a great time staying there.
Lisa User Profile
July 2018
We spent three lovely days in Paleochora visiting beaches and exploring the small town. During the day, we loved staying at James's place, where we enjoyed sitting on the porch to eat breakfast and admire the views and drinking in the character of the traditional house. At night,…
Katie User Profile
June 2018
We really enjoyed our stay in James's house. The amenities may be minimal, but it's a wonderful space to disconnect and find some peace and quiet. Honestly, the water pressure in the shower is better than the water pressure in our flat in London! The beach and town are within com…
Richard User Profile
June 2018
The location was okay. It has seen better days, but still it's fine, really. We found the keys with the host's description and the "Manual" / "Welcome Book" was a really nice touch :-) The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen with the large table had everything we needed for a q…
Emma User Profile
May 2018
I had a very peaceful and rejuvenating week at James’s place which was exactly what I needed. I especially loved the terrace, the quiet, the beauty of the local landscape and the birds. I have been to Paleochora many times and always loved it. I haven’t stayed out of town before …
Lena User Profile
April 2018
We enjoyed our week in James' place a lot, it is calm, simple, has a welcoming big terrace, lovely green neighbourhood and is close to the beaches and restaurants in Paleochora. We did a lot of day trips to hike in the wonderful nature in Western Crete, pick up olives from the gr…

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Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in August 2014
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48 Reviews
Languages: English, Nederlands, Ελληνικά
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