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Dorothy's Dream: amazing view, history and luxury

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 200 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Enjoy a luxury stay in ample space with magnficent views and exclusive terrace

Dorothy’s Dream is located in one of Chania’s most exquisite national monuments. The 200 sqm residence is on the top floor of the “Palazzo del Rettore”, a building dating from the 14th century with spectacular views of the Chania Venetian Harbour.

Set high on the fortified hill at the heart of the old town, the residence offers spectacular views to the Chania Venetian Harbour including the famous lighthouse, the Maritime Museum of Crete and the Giali Tzami Mosque as well as to the “Big Blue” Aegean Sea from all its northern rooms. Its south and east oriented rooms offer views to the old city and the small “piazza” with the lemon trees connecting the rest of the traditional residences. Its large rooftop terrace enjoys a bird’s eye, 360º unobstructed view to the “White Mountains” of Chania, the Old Harbour and the nearby beaches at the horizon.

There are four rooms:

1. The Rector’s Suite which sleeps 2-4 persons with a king size bed and a bed-sofa which can be converted into two separate single beds. It includes an en-suite bathroom and a private balcony with a superb view of the Venetian Harbour.

2. Dorothy’s Room sleeps 3 persons with one double and one single bed. It has a private balcony and views towards both the Harbor and the White Mountains. It shares a bathroom with the Red Room.

3. The Romantic Room is a spacious room that sleeps 2-4 persons, with a double bed and a single bed that unfolds into two separate single beds. It has an en-suite bathroom and a view to the White Mountains and the Palazzo yard.

4. Need more space? We have one more room which we call the Red Room due to the Sienna colour of its walls. It is a smaller yet very cosy room. With one double bed it can accommodate up to two persons and offers views to the Venetian Harbour, the small backstreets of the old town and the White Mountains. It shares the main bathroom with Dorothy’s Room.

The residence includes a fully equipped kitchen, a living/dining room and exclusive access to the terrace.

More Details

Owner
Alexandros Melengovits
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, spanish, greek
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Alexandros Melengovits

We are a family living between Crete and Athens. We acquired Dorothy's Dream in 2008 and, following a major renovation, we used it as our holiday home for several years. Since 2014 we have turned Dorothy's Dream into a for-hire residence hoping to give the opportunity to guests from all over the world to enjoy this magnificent historic location with all the modern amenities.

Why Alexandros Melengovits chose Old Town

This is a unique property because of its unparalleled location, magnificent views, spacious rooms, classic decoration and exclusive terrace.

What makes this apartment unique

If you are looking for a place for a sizeable group of people (up to 13 persons) because you are travelling with your extended family or group of friends and you are looking for taste, comfort, beauty in a city environment and the best possible view, this is the right place for you!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Old Town, Greece

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Rector's Suite bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Romantic Room bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Dorothy's & Red Room bathrom - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • The Rector's Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed
    Dorothy's Room - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    The Romantic room - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
    The Red room - 1 extra lg. double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Beyond Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Dorothy's Dream was even better than pictured or imagined! I am of Greek decent, and have very high expectations when I travel in Greece, of which I have done often. Alex's property is true to the Greek character of Chania while having all of the modern necessities and an ideal location, surpassing all others. Our group of 7 recently stayed, and we could easily walk through the picturesque old port town enjoying many of the sites and fantastic authentic Cretan restaurants. The views from the portside rooms and splendid rooftop are stunning. Each evening, we relished winding down the day on the rooftop watching the glorious sunsets. We were welcomed by the lively Mrs. Zoe, who despite our late arrival, enthusiastically greeted us with local Cretan fare and stories, as well as provided us with plenty of information to acclimate us to Alex's lovely home, recommendations, and the environs. She continued to be completely available during our entire stay. The owner, Alex, was very responsive and easy to communicate with. The home was immediately and totally inviting to us. It is decorated and furnished according to the local style, with all of the modern conveniences and extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend staying in Dorothy's Dream. This was my second visit to Chania, and we will be looking forward to returning soon! If there is one small downside, it is the lack of parking. This is not the fault of the owner, as this is the problem in the old narrow streets of the entire historic port district. Just something to be aware of, but in no way should hinder your decision to stay in Dorothy's Dream. Experiencing Dorothy's Dream is not to be missed! Thank you Alex and Zoe for making our stay so incredibly enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tempe
5

Location is Everything and this is Everything.

  • 5 of 5

This home worked for are group of three adult couples.Are group would have breakfast at the house then spend the day out exploring. This location allowed us to walk to great market for supplies and great Bakery each morning. The evenings on the roof top is superb, you will miss this when you leave. Thank For the opportunity to stay at your home. Edward

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lausanne, Switzerland
5

Spacious apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Dorothy’s Dream is perfect for a big group, with ample room for everyone to spread out. The rooftop deck with 360 views is stunning. The location could not be better, as within moments you have access to shops, restaurants and bars. Communication with the owner and local management was prompt and easy. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is spectacular!!! Very convenient location in Chania, close to everything with an easy walk. This four bedroom, three bath home has everything you need and much more. Fully equipped kitchen and beautiful bedrooms with king beds in the two master bedrooms. Beautiful small balconies facing the port of Chania with a huge rooftop oasis (fully furnished) with 360 views of all of Chania including the sea and mountains plus the city itself. The owner, Alexandros was very, very thoughtful and helpful about his home and provided helpful hints throughout making our stay perfect. In addition, he had his concierge, Zoe, meet us at our van (we had six adults and a 3 Y/O with lots of luggage) with a porter, Matthew, to transfer our bags to the apartment since it is up a long flight of stairs. Zoe then gave us a terrific overview of the house and Chania over Greek hors d’oeuvres and a special Raki toast for all. Zoe again met us on our departure and transferred (with porter Constantin) us and our luggage to our airport can. Alexandros provided maid service each day with two wonderful people, Diana and Eleni who were super and also made our 3 Y/O feel welcome as they cleaned for us. Wonderful vacation made very special by Alexandros and his amazing staff.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Thank you so much for your kind words! This is the kind of feedback that inspires to do our best! Sincerely, Alex
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South Florida
5

This is a beautiful Apt in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay here. We had plans to explore the area but as soon as we saw the Apt we decided to stay put! Zoe met us and made a wonderful spread. She was so hospitable, explaining the tradition of the Dakos she made for us and explaining the wonderful history of the building. We bought supplies at the local market and cooked on the roof as the sunset over beautiful chania. I hope to come back here some day soon with my family and stay longer so we can explore beautiful Crete. Thank you Alex, Zoe, and Diana for a perfect stay!

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

Beautiful property! Would love to visit again.

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in Dorothy's Dream for 3 nights while on vacation in Greece. There were only 4 of us and my daughters loved the super spacious rooms. Beautiful property with amazing views and really nice rooftop outdoor space with fantastic views of old town. Definitely recommend this property. There are a lot of steps to get up to the apartment but manager had porter to help with bags. Loved meeting Zoe and appreciated all of the recommendations for things to do and see. My family loved Chania!

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Chania port bars
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Souda Port
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Chania-Rethymno National Road
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Chania port restaurants
Nearest Beach
1.6 Kilometres
Nea Hora
Car: recommended

There are many museums in the vicinity of Dorothy's Dream, several archeological sites and a beautiful port promenade with shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Old Town, Greece

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$627
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$557
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$557
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov-Dec 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan-Mar 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$418
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$557
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer - June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$696
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
High season - summer 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$836
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer - September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$696
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall - October 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$557
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$836
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$42 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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