A rare find, this 18th century house, covering over 200sqm, 2 balconies, and a private roof garden (with private outdoor shower), is amongst a handful of Ottoman mansions remaining in Crete. Ideally located at the heart of the old town of Chania in the Turkish district of Splantzia, steps away from the old market of the city, overlooking the majestic minaret and in the foreground the White Mountains.
Inside, the house features well-preserved Ottoman interior decorations, like the tiles in the kitchen and working stove, part the original hammam (Turkish steam bath) with its fountain in marble, and one of the few remaining wood carved ceilings in the living room, full with small panels in relief surrounded by edgings and moldings. One bedroom is ensuite with the others sharing the large bathroom with shower and full bath. There is also the outdoor shower in the private roof garden.
The first room (living room) was used as reception room and exclusively men’s place (selamlic) while on the top floor, the other large room (salon) for the Harem. On the back side, a small terrace gives privacy among flowers and plants and now has an outdoor shower (with full privacy)
House: on 3 floors, 200 sqm
1st floor: Kitchen, Living room - Old style bathroom (shower and full bath) -outside balcony to the square
2nd floor: Master bedroom with private WC (air conditioned) and balcony. 2nd Bedroom/office/living room (air conditioned), door to roof garden
Loft : bedroom with 2 single beds (air conditioned).
Parking: Free in the streets near the house or near private paid parking.
Quotes from previous guests (including one previous exchange):
"Our family of 4, 2 adults & 2 17 yo's, stayed in Williams house for 5 days and all 4 us loved everything about it, the house, the neighborhood, the location to the harbor.....everything! It was at the end of our 3 week trip and we were so happy to end our trip in Chania and in William's house. "
"We really enjoyed staying at Beys mansion. It is that, a mansion. "
"We (two adult couples) spent pleasant and joyfully vacation on Chania in William's apartment. The apartment is located perfectly in the renovated part of the old city, with many cafe's, restaurants and galleries. The apartment is magical! The rooms, the kitchen, the bath and above all- the shower on the roof"