Veronica Holiday Home
A holiday gemstone at the scenic village of Douliana, within the stunning Cretan landscape. This property is built upon the idea of slow, laid-back summer living and offers 78 sq.m. of living space, plus an extra basement of 54 sq.m. The balconies become the focal point, seamlessly connected to the living room and the bedroom volumes and offering extra living space and unobstructed views to the sea in the north and to the surrounding hills and the mountains in the south.
Douliana offer a unique spatial experience through its old winding alleys and the dry stone walls encasing colourful flowers. Travellers can take their time exploring this architectural originality, extending their enjoyment of the island as the island extends its hospitality to them. Form follows emotion rather than function, as every space becomes another opportunity for rest, reflection and exploration.
Entrance to the property is provided through a small private yard and a blue-washed door, this is where you meet the open plan kitchen/dining/living room area. Key to the character of the house is the palette of traditional materials such as the special combination of two kinds of regional wood that have been applied. A beautiful arch is connecting the living room with the kitchen and dining area, while in the living room there is a cozy corner by the wood burning fireplace. This room has access to the northern balcony with a wooden pergola ready to host your outdoor living.
At the right hand side from the kitchen, there is a short corridor leading the way to the apartment’s bedroom and bathroom, separated for privacy and quietly enjoying pleasant mountain and village views from its southern balcony. Furthermore, the apartment has access to a spacious 54 sqm basement from exterior stairs on the ground level. The basement owns its own bathroom and it is fully tiled and can be used as storage space, playroom, etc.
On the outside, the property shares a large swimming pool and the gardens with other 4 apartments found on the same plot.
Last but no least, for those who are travelling for leisure serenity is both the prologue and the epilogue to their holiday. A private road and a designated parking space will ensure this.
The distinctive character of Douliana is a genuine attraction, offering owners the ability not only to enjoy the residence for themselves but also to make use of the property as a rental investment.
The property can be managed by a local management company that will be responsible for the maintenance and management of the common areas. The managing company can provide home management and rental services (as an option for the buyer).
Douliana: A traditional village strategically located between the cities of Chania and Rethymnon, allowing easy access to both amazing destinations! Douliana is a traditionally preserved community with its own unique “personality”, revealing the history of Crete. Byzantine icons and beautiful architecture, the village’s coffee shop (“kafenio” in Greek) at the central square and a fine tavern with authentic delicious Cretan dishes.
The nearest beach is just 3 km away. By car, you can reach the stunning beaches of Apokoronas in less than 10 minutes. The distance to Chania city is 20km, to the port of Souda also 20km, and to the airport 30km. You can reach all of the above in 20-30 minutes time.
Apokoronas Peninsula: Situated at the foot of the White Mountains (“Lefka Ori” in Greek). Apokoronas features a surprisingly wide selection of traditional Cretan villages, successfully combining breathtaking views of the Cretan Sea, a stunning natural environment and magnificent sandy beaches. Some of the villages to explore:
- Vamos – A genuine back-to-nature experience.
- Kefalas – The ideal “observation post” over the Cretan Sea.
- Almyrida – Laid-back beach culture.
- Vrisses – An ideal hideaway with vast amounts of running water and rich vegetation.