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Connie Varoudakis

Member since: 2011
Speaks english

Chania Beach Resort Area Studio

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Daratsos holiday studio

'Free from worry' unit! Studio unit sleeps 2; Second Suite unit sleeps 4

Cozy Studio sleeps 2 persons. (If not available, see our other property, Relaxing 2 room Suite sleeps 4 with Queen bedroom and living area with sleep sofa see Property #848451). Both units have efficiency kitchens, private baths, and balconies. Rent one or both. Views from both balconies of Aegean Sea. Five minute walk to sandy beaches. Convenient location, restaurants, tavernas and convenient stores nearby. Fifteen minutes to center of Chania and Old Port. Public transportation at beach.

Five beaches beckon you as well as sightseeing and adventure. Your cozy studio or roomy suite will be your base to come and go on your dream vacation to the island of Crete. Studio comfortably decorated with two twin beds. 2 room Suite comfortably decorated with Queen size bed in bedroom and double sleep sofa in living area. Both units include closet, kitchenette, and balconies to take in garden and sea views. Walk to markets, tavernas, clubs and bus stop. Bath and bed linens included. Please bring your own favorite beach towel!

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Connie Varoudakis (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks english

About Connie Varoudakis

My husband and I live in the United States. He is from Crete and retired. I hope to retire in a few more years. We love this spot on Crete and want to share it with others. Check out the youtube video ' Chania, Crete Promotion video' for a glimpse of Chania and the wonderful area where this studio is located. We have three children one of whom lives in Crete. We come to visit our 2 year old granddaughter as often as possible.

Why Connie Varoudakis chose Chania

My husband and I built our house in Greece in the 70's. We lived for a year in Greece then but came back to the US when our children entered school. I am not Greek but learned to speak it and we came every year or two in the summer for our children to visit with family.

What makes this studio unique

My Sister-in-Law, Antonia, will greet you and is famous for her Greek hospitality. She is known to share her delicious Greek delicacies.


based on 12 traveller reviews

Chania Beach Resort Area Studio
average rating of 4.0833335 based on 12 reviews

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We found the unit to be in a perfect location making our holiday in Crete most memorable. Daily we walked to the beach, had a coffee while taking advantage of their internet. The local bus service made it easy to travel to other beaches or into Chania. Nightly we had a choice of restaurants or taverns . Although the unit was fitted with the very basic needs for cooking we found it was all we required and we never missed a television as we enjoyed sitting on the balcony drinking a local wine and enjoying the view .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crete is lovely, apartment lacking

  • 2 of 5

We stayed for a week in this property. While the apartment itself was fine, good layout etc., we had continuing issues during our stay with there being Lights that did not work or no water. Upon arrival the air conditioning didn't work but they did get someone in to fix it. We had to firstly find someone to let us in to the apartment upon arrival. The emails from owner made it sound like she was there when in fact she resides in the USA and has an onsite custodian with very limited English which made getting anything fixed a big problem. The beach and area nearby was nice and we enjoyed the townspeople very much. Anyone with mobility issues should be aware there are three flights of stairs to reach the apartment. One other suggestion to the owner would be to have some welcoming maps, tour ideas, etc upon arrival. We felt we were left to our own devices to find local stores, etc. a simple label on some of the cupboards would aid guests in where to find things like linens and towels, instructions for washing machine.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed our unit by the sea, surrounding area and the Cretan people. We wish some things could have been avoided so that your stay would have been as seemless as it is for other guests. There are times that light bulbs burn out (and replaced immediately) or a utility has a problem (that is responded to immediately though we are at the mercy of repair persons' schedules). As it states on my listing with HomeAway/VRBO, I reside in the US (and visit Crete as much as possible). My Sister-in-Law, Antonia, is a gracious host in my absence. My listing also states that it is on the second floor (with a great view of the Aegean Sea and olive groves) and is a consideration for some with mobility issues. We would like to accommodate everyone and are working towards that end. Our welcome Notebook contains much information about the local area amenities, bus schedules, activites, sights, etcmany of our guests add there own information to it as well making it a 'living document' for future guests. I will take into consideration making labels for closets and cupboards so that are household items are easy to locate. Thank you for your feedback and we will use it to make sure our guests will have the best experience possible in Crete.
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  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in a very cozy, clean, and relaxing spot. I only would ask for more orientation on part of the host-more information on arrival, updated ways on how to get places, and some information about the immediate surroundings. We felt quite lost when we arrived, but made very good connections in Kalamaki and Antonia was absolutely wonderful

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice Appartment

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights in the Appartment and enjoyed it very much. The View from the balkony was very nice and the area was calm. Kitchen was complete for some cooking and having cofee in the morning. Only thing was that because of the storm in 2 nights there was a disturbing noise from the balkony, maybe from the electric cable which was hanging in the wind, we didnt find out.

Everything else was perfect. Any time again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Above Expectations

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our three week stay in Chania. The property was the perfect fit and exceeded our expectations. The balcony overlooking olive trees and the ocean provided a peaceful morning retreat for a sunrise coffee. The convenience of the location provided ample access to beaches and Chania. And the hospitality of our hostess Antonia was unsurpassed. Connie was also a delight in coordinating our visit. I would (and have) highly recommend this home to friends. Although we enjoyed many restaurants across Crete, the simple gyro place around the corner provided my favorite Greek salad and gyro combos. And the grocery next to it supplied all of our needs, including those scrumptious chocolate wafers. Then there are the beaches in Plantania and Big Beach to the west. But even the little local beach just up the street proved a sublime experience. Then, a bit east to the port of Chania provided some history, shopping and cruises, such as Nick's Glass Bottom Boat. If you do take one of the cruises bring your swim suit and towel for optimal fun. We have happy put this property at the top of our list for places to stay when I visit Crete again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect little studio

  • 4 of 5

my husband and I enjoyed our stay in chania. this little studio was perfect and had everything we needed. the sunrises viewed from the balcony were breathtaking! great location. ideally located close to old town but away from the hussle and bussle of the city. we also greatly appreciated the large portfolio that included information on the cretan lifestyle, traditions, foods, driving, etc.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Several within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Several within walking distance
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Several within walking distance

Situated only a 5 minute walk from one of the most popular beaches in Chania, the sandy beach of Kalamaki. The property is just 4 km west from the city of Chania and the fascinating Venetian harbor, with regular bus service and 16 km drive from the airport. Great location. Walk to beaches, restaurants, taverns, and convenience stores.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday studio in Daratsos, Greece

Rental Basis:
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Summer 2016
15 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in Daratsos, Greece

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing