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Christina's House - Home From Home In Crete

Cycladic home
hosted by Christine
  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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Christina's House is over 200 years old and renovated to a very high standard. It is self contained, a true home from home and has everything guest's need to enjoy a self catering holiday. It is located just 2 minutes walk from the center of Kritsa where there are many shops and Taverna's. The area is good for walking, beaches and exploring.

Unfortunately the house is not suitable for disabled people.

The space
We are looking forward to welcoming back guest's again from April 2022 and we are delighted to have been listed as one of twelve Airbnb properties in Crete by Trips to in April 2020.

We would ask you to read the information below concerning the steps we are taking to reduce the risk of COVID19 in our property and encourage potential guest's to consider Christina's House for their stay in Kritsa. Further details of the space and amenities follow this information, thank you.

Due to the current circumstances regarding COVID19, Airbnb have introduced a new Enhanced Cleaning Initiative which all hosts must sign up to. By doing this, we make sure that the house is cleaned to a high standard as always and then follow up with the additional measures below:
sanitize high-touch surfaces, down to the doorknobs
use cleaners and disinfectants approved by global health agencies, and we wear protective gear to help prevent cross-contamination
clean each room using extensive cleaning checklists
provide extra cleaning supplies, so guest's can clean during their stay
comply with local laws, including any additional safety or cleaning guidelines

With effect from 1st June 2020 we imposed at least a 24 hour time frame from when guest's leave to when new guest's arrive. This enable's us to not only clean to our usual high standard but also to apply the additional cleaning standards as mentioned above. Because of these new measures we have removed all books and game's in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Greek Government. We will provide a clean change of bed linen and towels for guest's who are staying for more than a week and ask guest's to advise us when they change linen so we can collect it from outside the house for laundering. Previously for longer staying guest's of more than a week, we would come into the house to clean and to change linen , however, due to the new guidelines from Airbnb and the Greek Government, we will enter the property only in the case of an emergency for the foreseeable future. We feel it is very important to keep our guest's safe at this time so that guest's can enjoy their stay which is why we have introduced these measures.

Until further notice due to the above, we will not be able to allow a flexible check out time after 11am or check in time before 4pm, we are however happy for guest's to continue to check in at a later time if they wish. We are also not able to offer a bag drop off for guest's who arrive in the village earlier than the check in time of 4pm. We will still be very happy to help guest's in anyway we can during their stay and provide them with clear instructions for how everything works in the house on their arrival. We are also happy to recommend places to visit (in addition to our guidebook on our listing) during your stay together with a list of recommended places to visit which will be in the house on your arrival.

We hope that all future guest's will understand the measures we have taken during this time and hope that these measures will encourage you to come and enjoy Christina's House and this beautiful area of Crete.

The House. - Wifi speed 14mps.

Christina's House can accommodate up to 4 guests plus 1 infant up to 2 years of age who can sleep in the travel cot provided. We provide bed linen for the travel cot. Kritsa is located just 9kms from the town of Aghios Nikolaos and the surrounding beaches.

The local area has many places to visit and explore including the Ancient Town of Lato 4 km outside of Kritsa and Panagia Kera Church with the famous 14th century paintings just 1 km from the village. There is also the beautiful Plateau of Kathereo completely unspoilt by tourism 16 kms up in the mountains and the Gorge of Kritsa just a short 10 minute walk from the house. You can also enjoy beautiful walks through the olive groves and countryside around Kritsa and Kroustas Pine Bee Forest is just a short drive away. We provide details on some of our favorite walk's for our guest's to enjoy.

Kritsa is only 9 kms from Aghios Nikolaos and the sea where there are many beautiful beaches to enjoy and also only 24kms from Spinalonga Island, the famous former leper island where if you wish to visit, boats are available from Aghios Nikolaos, Elounda or Plaka.

The house is finished to a very high standard whilst retaining many of it's original features. We have furnished the house with personal items that give our guest's the feeling of being at home which we believe is important. Many of our guest's have commented on the relaxed feel the house provides. The roof terrace is ideal for enjoying meals and relaxing whilst looking over olive groves and mountains and is planted out with a variety of Mediterranean plants for privacy.

The house has two bedrooms, one double and one twin bedded room. There is also a travel cot suitable for babies and infants up to 2 years of age. For parties of two people who require the twin bedded room rather than the double or would prefer both bedrooms, please let us know in advance so the required bedrooms can be prepared before your arrival.

The house is available all year round and is heated via the air conditioning units in the living room and bedrooms with an electric panel radiator in the bathroom. There is also a wood burning stove in the living room for those cooler nights. If required, we will light it so the house is warm on your return from a day out exploring. A small charge will be made for logs as we have to buy our wood. We are unable to provide books to read or guide books due to COVID19 but we have provided suggestions of places to visit during your stay and we are available most of the time to give any further advice if we can.

The house has free wi-fi connection (speed 14mps) and free air conditioning. Toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, paper napkins, washing powder, fabric softener and washing up liquid are also provided. We also supply free tea, coffee, milk, jams, honey, butter and bread for your breakfast on the first morning. There is also a free bottle of water for when you arrive. We are happy to do any food shopping for you before your arrival and will ask you to message us with a list and you can pay us upon arrival or the following day. This can be helpful if you are arriving late in the evening or on a Saturday or Sunday as many supermarkets still remain closed on Sunday's. In addition to the travel cot, we also have two stair gates, a high chair and a booster seat that both fit onto normal dining chair's for younger Children.

There is a free parking space outside the property suitable for a small to medium size car, any bigger vehicles are able to park approximately 100 meters up the road for free. All guest's are able to unload luggage and shopping outside the house.

All our neighbours are Greek and very friendly so you will be able to experience living in a traditional Greek village among the local people. Apart from the various shops in the village, local merchants visit the village daily selling fresh fish, fruit and vegetables. You will soon know which ones sell the best by observing the ones that our neighbours buy from. Kritsa also has many beautiful shops selling quality local product's including the award winning Kritsa Olive Oil, fashion, ceramics, jewelry, glassware (made in the village) and leather goods.

We are here as hosts to make sure that our guest's enjoy their stay and we will do our best to assist you in anyway we can. We live next door so are available most times during the day and evening. Because of this late arrivals and early departures are not a problem for us.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Mountain view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises – 1 space
Free washer – In unit
Window AC unit
Private patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Pack ’n play/Travel crib

Where you’ll be

Kritsa, Greece

The House is located at the end of an alleyway approximately 10 meters off the road to Kroustas. All our neighbours are Greek and very friendly and live a very simple life tending to their land during the mornings and then sitting outside relaxing in the afternoons and into the evening. From the house you are able to explore the rest of this lovely quaint village which is only a short 2 minute walk from the area where the shops, tavernas and cafe's are.

7 nights in Kritsa

Oct 14, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022

4.95 out of 5 stars from 121 reviews

Hosted by Christine

Joined in January 2016
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I am an outgoing, friendly 61 year old woman with 4 children and 5 Grandchildren. Allan (my Husband) and I brought our first house in Kritsa in 2001 with the intention of living here permanently in the future. We finally managed to achieve this in 2015 when our Children had made their own way in life and we no longer had family commitments in the UK. We purchased a second property next door to us in 2005, renovated it and had it on the market to sell when we relocated here. At that time Greece was still going through a financial crisis and properties were not selling. In 2016, we decided to take the property off the market, furnish it and list it on Airbnb as holiday accommodation. It was one of the best decisions we have made and we thoroughly enjoy meeting and hosting guest's.

We obtained Superhost status within the first 4 months of hosting and have maintained this status to date. In total we have hosted guest's from 19 Countries all of which have been lovely people. Our guest's have been from all over Europe, the UK, Australia, New Zealand the USA, Canada and India and we thank each and everyone of them for making our hosting experience so enjoyable. We are now looking forward to hosting many more guests in the coming years who will be able to enjoy the experience of living in a village house in the heart of the community and exploring the beautiful Island of Crete. We will do everything we can to make our guest's stay relaxing and enjoyable and we are available most of the time to assist our guest's in anyway we can.

We both love walking our rescue dog Rolo, the beach and exploring new place's of which Crete never disappoints and we are happy to share these experiences with our guest's. The life we live now in this beautiful village is just perfect.
I am an outgoing, friendly 61 year old woman with 4 children and 5 Grandchildren. Allan (my Husband) and I brought our first house in Kritsa in 2001 with the intention of living…

During your stay

We live next door so will be available for our guest's on a daily basis to make sure their stay is enjoyable and stress free. Upon arrival, we will spend a short time with guests showing them the house and how to use the appliances in the kitchen and the air conditioning / heating units. A detailed list will be left with guests also explaining this. We have put together a list of suggested places to visit (which will be in the house upon your arrival) as well as the Guidebook shown on this listing. We are more than happy to chat about the area and give guests any information of places we haven't mentioned if we can. We have a number of business cards in the house of places we like to eat both in Kritsa and Aghios Nikolaos which we are more than happy to discuss with guests. There are so many good restaurants in the area, too many to mention in our listing.
We live next door so will be available for our guest's on a daily basis to make sure their stay is enjoyable and stress free. Upon arrival, we will spend a short time with guests…

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