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Stunning Venetian Mansion sleeps 8+, & Beachfront Guesthouse sleeps 4, free WiFi - Villa Tzivaeri old mansion, huge private courtyard, BBQ, near airport

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning



Villa Tzivaeri old mansion, huge private courtyard, BBQ, near airport

A 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, double storey old Venetian Mansion, with a totally private court yard and orange field, private parking, mountain views, roof terrace, BBQ, 5km from the airport and 2 km from the beach of Marathi and Loutraki. Free vine, pure olive oil and raki for your stay. (all local production) Sleeps 9 (8 in beds and 1 baby in a baby cot.)

About the property

Villa Tzivaeri & Marathoula

Both villas are located in the area of Akrotiri, a large peninsula in Chania, Crete.

Villa Tzivaeri is an old stone Venetian style mansion, with a huge private court yard, partly paved with stone, located in the village of Sternes, 2km from the sandy beach of Marathi and 5 km from the airport.

Villa Marathoula is placed on the sandy beach of Marathi, next to our own small café that we run all season. Only a few steps away from the water!

About Us

Tasoula Patrelaki
73100 CHANIA
Tasoula Patrelaki
EOT Number 1042Κ10003104301 Business notify number 1000361
VAT Reg NoGR136405237

Tasoula Patrelaki
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

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Accommodation and facilities for Villa Tzivaeri old mansion, huge private courtyard, BBQ, near airportin Chania in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Mezzanine floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ground floor Bedroom with extra wide double bed or 2 single - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Sleeps 3 (2 in the double bed and 1 baby in the baby cot)
    Mezzanine floor Bedroom with Futon double bed on top - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps 2 in the double bed and 2 kids in the wide futon bed
    Mezzanine floor Bedroom with extra wide double bed - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sleeps 2 in the double bed
  • The ground floor bed room has a classic style wooden baby cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Lovely house, lovely family

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four (a couple with two young boys, ages 6 and 1), and we stayed at Tasoula Patrelaki in the first two weeks of May in 2018. Simply put, the house was great and very suitable for our family. The house easily has room for two families, there are three large bedrooms, one of which has mezzanine with another double bed.

The house is really great! Very cosy rooms, well furnished and comfy. The house is easily the best looking house in the village. The selling point of Tasoula is the garden, however! When we arrived in the early evening, I couldn't believe my eyes, as the garden went on and on. It is actually more like a small village square, with several places to enjoy the sun or escape it in the shade. And as you are visiting Crete, chances are that you will spend most time outdoors, so a nice garden is a definitive plus (especially in our case with two small children, it is great to have a safe, enclosed environment where nothing can happen).

The garden has some fruit trees, which is great for making juice in the morning (you should, because otherwise the fruit goes to waste): Three lemon trees and one orange tree.

The village of Sternes itself is nice and sleepy. The mini market is well stocked, and operated by the helpful Sophia, whose family has a restaurant across the street where we had some take away food (the patrons assured us that it was the best Cretan food of the island).

The beaches were also sweet and low-key, at least when we were there. Loutraki is very small and hidden, Marathi is somewhat bigger, but still cosy. Some nice restaurants are at the beach where you can get your coffee or have a nice lunch or dinner. One of the bars is operated by the family that owns the Tasoula Patrelaki house where we stayed in. The family is very sweet and welcoming, and very eager to have us taste the good Cretan life. Several times they surprised us with some delicious traditional Greek cooking.

Summarizing, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Tasoula, and would certainly love to visit it again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We are an older couple who travel frequently. It takes a fair bit to rouse us from our usual complacency with our surroundings but this time we were delighted. Out host, George, was hospitable and generous with his time; he is very proud of the house and the upgrades he and his wife have put into it - especially the hand designed mosaic floor on the the ground level. His suggestion for a place to eat on Good Friday when almost everything was closed was bang on.

He went out of his way to ensure we were comfortable and able to access the things that interested us, even to the point of explaining how Easter celebrations would be different in the town church than at a nearby monastery. On Easter Sunday he came over with his wife's freshly baked Easter bread and traditional cheese pies! They were delicious. He even explained the Holy Saturday bonfire and the incineration of an effigy of Judas Iscariot which we had thought was an effigy of a Turk. It's always a good thing to clear up those kinds of misunderstandings!

The garden was a treasure and the house was both interesting and comfortable. It is however an old house and it has some quirks. Be prepared to accept an unusual bathroom! (The other bathroom is more ordinary.) If you get cold, there is no thermostat to turn up but there is a fireplace and seating in the kitchen along with a supply of firewood. the beds are comfortable and the house is spotlessly kept.

The town is just a few minutes from the airport and after the Easter weekend when things were quiet we were "treated" to frequent airforce flyovers which were noisy. That may be the result of political tensions between Greece and Turkey but I expect the training exercises are frequent even when there is less political squabbling.

The town itself is not a destination but George will tell you where to find whatever you need and Chania is only 20 or so minutes away. Despite not being a vacation destination Sternes is an interesting place for urban Canadians and northern Europeans who are not used to seeing things like artichokes and other more common vegetables growing in the front of houses.

We recommend the drive down the gorge to Theriso or the drive around the Amari Valley where in the late afternoon you will see large herds of sheep and goats on the road being herded by shepherds back to the fold.

All in all it was a wonderful place to stay and we hope to return soon.

Karen and Tony, Calgary, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

very very nice

  • 5 of 5

The house is an extremely nice villa within a Greek village. The amazing thing is that we could enjoy the fact that we were within a peaceful and picturesque village with no tourist (I think we were the only ones there as far as we could see) while also being only 3 minutes drive away from the beaches. It's also 30 minutes away from the old port of Chania where the crowds are much more important; but it's very well preserved and has many restaurants.

The house itself is extremely comfortable and spacious. The most amazing feature is the garden. The house is within a "Venetian" style garden with both places to relax and fruit trees. We ended up pressing our own orange juice from the garden trees. There was more than enough for our all stay. The house has everything we needed: we ended up cooking a few times even though the local food is both amazing and very affordable.

Our host was more than helpful and introduced us to people in the village. They also have a restaurant on the beach that has one of the best food we had in Greece (and we had a lot of good food in Greece)! We felt very warmly welcome. Thanks!

We highly recommend the place.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Cretan dream home and more...

  • 5 of 5

Upon walking through the magnificent wooden courtyard gate we felt the atmosphere of Crete. The large courtyard has beautiful stonework with fine craftsmanship and plenty of cozy comfortable areas to share with family. We especially enjoyed the abundance of citrus fruits that hung on the many fruit trees. The house Is beautifully constructed and includes all the modern conveniences we wanted. The furnishings and linens were high quality and new. Best of all there are beautiful beaches minutes away. The small town was very traditional, with winding street and small markets, shop and cafes. Our hosts were very friend and accommodating . Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and making it a wonderful holiday for my family.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelton, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Did not get there

  • 5 of 5

Owing to the Greek air traffic control strike we were forced to cancel our holiday. We would like to thank the owners for the generous refund they gave us.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet, a few steps from an excellent beach

  • 5 of 5

Excellent service, clean rooms beautifully decorated, nice location a few steps from a beutifull beach.

Looking forward for our next stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
CHQ - Chania airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
No trains in Crete
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Sternes is a charming, traditional village situated on the Akrotiri peninsula of Chania, with outstanding views towards the Bay of Souda and White Mountains of Crete. Although a peaceful and exclusive area, it is easily accessible being only 10 kilometers from the historic City of Chania, 5km from the international airport and 12km from the port of Souda. The area is an ideal place to relax and unwind, and has caffes, mini markets and tavernas nearby.

Loutraki, just 2.5km away from the villa, is a small sandy beach with emerald color and wave-less sea, is popular for the Loutraki Beach bar, offering sunbeds and parasols on a long grass area just above the sea, on the side of the beach.

Marathi, a wonderful sandy beach and seaside small village where seafood is unbeatable, next to Loutraki also 2.5km from the villa.