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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



Updated: 24-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


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!

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About the Owner

Tasoula Patrelaki
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Greek
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Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

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6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

London Uk

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: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best Holidays we have ever had all very well the house was simply wonderful and close to all the Chania airport and the port but the best beach that we have ever .For groun efcharistoume TASOULA and GEORGE for at hospitality will come again certainly

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice facility at all.

  • 5 of 5

It’s not easy to find any negative side of Villa Tzivaeri. Firstly the house is very clean and comfortable for two families. There is everything what you need inside even the washing machine and Co. The fixture of the kitchen is also good especially if you need to upgrade your breakfast with fresh orange juice, you need only to take available machine and spend 2min. to harvest fruits in your own garden of orange trees… delicious. The real highlight is the outdoor space a perfect place for kids and parents with enough place to enjoy the evening. The last but not least very nice and helpful host! Jorgos, Dimitri and Maria (Tasoulas parents) just natural and always ready to support you, to make your holiday more comfortable. I can strongly recommend Villa Tzivaeri.



  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 14 wonderful days in Tzivaeri villa in the second half of August. Everything was perfect and now it is difficult to find the right words to explain the emotions we felt. Kindness, courtesy, food...we could not hope for a better staying. Maria, Dimitri and their big Metazu mas family took care of us, offering special traditional dishes directly at the taverna and also brought them to our villa. Giorgos and Tasoula gave us relevant information for visiting beaches and places around. Apostolis was so kind to come with us to Chania for buying the most delicious meat and fish.

Marathi is very relaxing: beach is not crowdy and windy, sea is always calm and warm, and tourism is not roudy. Notwithstanding there are wonderful beaches in the surroundings, we think Marathi is the best one.

Villa Tzivaeri is beautiful and confortable for two families. It is a house with an ancient style and magical atmosphere. It is close to Chania airport so it is easy to reach (no airplane noises). You don't really need a swimming pool to enjoy your time there!

We stronlgy recommend Villa Tzivaeri to everyone who wants to spend a splendid holiday in Crete! We will go back soon!

From Rome with love

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastische Villa in toller Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Die Angaben in der Beschreibung zu der Unterkunft stimmten genau mit dem überein, was wir vorgefunden haben. Die Liebe zum Detail, ob drinnen oder draussen, runden das Feriendomizil nicht nur perfekt ab, sondern geben ihm eine ganz besondere persönliche Note.

Wir haben uns von der ersten Sekunde unserer Ankunft in Chania Airport in guten Händen gewusst und wurden zu keinem Zeitpunkt enttäuscht. Das Betreten des Hofes der Villa, wird uns unvergessen bleiben. Traumhaft schönes Ambiete, gepaart mit dem milden Mittelmeer-Klima, wir wurden einfach intensiv Willkommen geheissen und konnten vor Glück unseren Mund kaum schliessen:).

Immer wenn wir Zweifel hatten, einen Rat oder eine gute Adresse zum Essen gehen brauchten, das sehr nette Ehepaar (unsere Vermieter) war immer für uns da. Die Eltern von dem Paar haben ein Restaurant am Strand von Marathi, das Beste vor Ort meiner Meinung nach, wo man den ganzen Tag verbringen konnte. Unser zweites zu Hause.

Wir fühlten uns rund um wohl. Vom ersten bis zum letzten Tag und würden jeder Zeit wieder kommen. Insgesamt haben wir mit 8 Personen dort gewohnt, 4 Kinder und 4 Erwachsenen, was hervorragend aufging. Draussen im Hof war ausreichend Patz zum spielen für die Kinder, wir konnten aus dem eigenen Garten Orangen, Zitronen und Granatäpfel ernten und die Dachterrasse lud nicht nur zum frühstücken, sonder auch jederzeit zum entspannen ein.

Die Umgebung hat viel zu bieten, Tagesausflüge auf der Halbinsel Akrotiri oder nach Balos, Falasarna usw. sind ihre Reisen Wert. Leider hatten wir viel Sonne und konnten 'unser Lieblingsfleckchen' der Strand von Marathi kaum verlassen.

Daher konnten wir über die eine oder andere Militärflugübung am Vormittag auf dem relativ nahegelegenen Militärflughafen gut hinwegsehen.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : CHQ - Chania airport at 5 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Marathi at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : No trains in Crete Nearest Motorway : Souda at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Marathi at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Marathi at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marathi at 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.


Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 140 m²


  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

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