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Stone Built Villa With Private Pool, Sea And Mountain Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Villa in Kokkino Chorio, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands - Stunning Location, 5 Minutes Drive To Secluded Cove With Beach And Taverna

Set just outside the traditional farming village of Kokkino Chorio, the villa offers a peaceful setting with stunning views of Souda bay, the Aegean sea and the White mountains. Offering outside dining on the upper terrace, where the full beauty of the views can be appreciated and a private pool and outside terrace area, Villa Maranna has many luxury items including air-conditioned rooms, Wi-Fi Internet, satellite television, DVD/CD player, washing machine and dishwasher to make your stay in Crete all the more enjoyable and comfortable. Only 5 minutes drive to the pretty village of Plaka offering a selection of bars and tavernas and 7 minutes drive from the coastal village of Almyrida with its stunning beach and selection of sea front tavernas. The city of Chania which offers tavernas, beaches and the old Venetian Harbour where many wonderful souvenirs can be found is an easy 30 minute car journey away.

Licensed by the Greek National Tourism Office (EOT) for holiday rentals: License number (MHTE) 1042K92003010301

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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Mark Webb
48 Bramley Drive, Offord D'arcy
PE19 5SF St. Neots United Kingdom
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14 Reviews

4.9
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

5

Great Villa, great location with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Villa Maranna is excellent with a great design that worked well for a family of 5. The property is very well appointed with a superb pool to match and in an area that was just perfect for what we were after which was a relaxing holiday within easy access to the best of the rest of Crete. We had no issues at all whilst at the villa and made the most of what there was on offer locally and beyond. Having explored the region the local hidden cove was real favourite of us all which made staying in the area all the better.

Thanks Mark & Jo for allowing us the opportunity to rent your place. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend e will be sure to direct others to it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Steve, We're glad you had such a great holiday and enjoyed your stay at Villa Maranna. We look forward to welcoming you back
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4

Lovely Villa With Stunning Views

  • 4 of 5

Spent 2 wonderful weeks relaxing at this villa. The views from the property are stunning, looking out over the sea to Souda Bay and across to the White Mountain's. Although there is another villa immediately next door it is still very private and luckily for us the other villa was empty the whole 2 weeks we were there. It could be classed as remote, a car is essential in our opinion. The local village of Plaka is a 6-7 minute drive away and is a lovely place with a number of taverna's to choose from. Takis Taverna comes highly recommended. Just up from the villa is St George's Retreat, again would recommend going in a car, although only 5 mins, they are not the best roads/tracks to be walking back to the villa in the dark. Fantastic food and absolutely to die for sunsets.

Almyrida resort has loads of good quality taverna's/restaurants, never a a bad meal in any and all huge portions and priced reasonably.

Chania is only 30-40 minutes away and is a lovely city with great shopping and harbour front restaurtant's.

The villa is open plan with plenty of space for eating either in or out. It was too windy for the first couple of days to eat outside on the balcony so chose to eat out. Good air-con in bedrooms and living area. Maybe the upstairs shower room is in need of an update but the shower works perfectly well. Great to have dishwasher and washing machine (took own tablets) and not come home with loads of washing and ironing to do. Plenty of everyday plates, cutlery and glasses. The welcome pack was adequate, but very surprised not to have a bottle of water just to see you through the first 24 hrs. It included bread, milk, butter, eggs and a bottle of wine. We had already stopped off at a supermarket so the lack of water was not a problem for us.

The pool area is lovely with sunbeds, brolly's, tables and chairs. We did have an issue with the pool on our 2nd week but the property manager who lives local, resolved it within a couple of day's, unfortunately we were unable to swim in it as it was just too dirty, so spent a couple of days at the beach.

As it is off the beaten track, so to speak, the gravelled driveway would look great with some solar powered lights when arriving back in the dark. No streets lights anywhere near the villa.

Would definately recommend this villa for total relaxation in a stunning location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your detailed review. I’m glad you had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Villa Maranna and found most of your experience up to the high standard our guests expect. You should have found a torch at the villa, which can be taken out of the property, for use after dark. The upstairs shower room is scheduled for a fresh lick of paint later in the year but as you say it is perfectly functional; the shower hose and head were only replaced in March this year. As for the lack of bottled water upon arrival; I can only assume this was an oversight but will ensure this forms part of the welcome pack in the future
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5

Lovely villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We have recently spent 2 fantastic weeks at this villa. The villa is very comfortable, with everything you need for a home from home. The views are stunning, sea, mountains and gorgeous sunsets from the balcony. The location was perfect for us as we wanted something a bit out of the way. It is remote without being too remote, as there are shops and restaurants nearby, but compared to lots of villas we saw, it is private. There is another villa next door which we hadn't realised, although it does mention another villa on the same plot in the description, and this did not detract from our experience.

We found loads to do in the surrounding area and alternated days relaxing by the lovely pool and going out exploring, we could have easily kept ourselves busy for another week. We visited Ancient Greek ruins, went for a gorge walk, took a pedalo on a lake, visited museums and nearby towns and went on a boat trip. There were lots of nice places to eat out nearby.

The weather was wonderful at the end of June, early 30s and a nice breeze to keep the edge off.

The owners of the property are very helpful and friendly. We were given all the information we needed including good directions which helped make the holiday an even more pleasant experience.

In summary I would highly recommend this villa!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Emma, Thank you very much for your glowing review!!! We're glad to hear you had a fantastic holiday and found the Villa and location to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Mark & Jo
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5

Wonderful villa in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We have recently spent 2 fantastic weeks at this villa. The villa is very comfortable, with everything you need for a home from home. The views are stunning, sea, mountains and gorgeous sunsets from the balcony. The location was perfect for us as we wanted something a bit out of the way. It is remote without being too remote, as there are shops and restaurants nearby, but compared to lots of villas we saw, it is private. There is another villa next door which we hadn't realised, although it does mention another villa on the same plot in the description, and this did not detract from our experience.

We found loads to do in the surrounding area and alternated days relaxing by the lovely pool and going out exploring, we could have easily kept ourselves busy for another week. We visited Ancient Greek ruins, went for a gorge walk, took a pedalo on a lake, visited museums and nearby towns and went on a boat trip. There were lots of nice places to eat out nearby.

The weather was wonderful at the end of June, early 30s and a nice breeze to keep the edge off.

The owners of the property are very helpful and friendly. We were given all the information we needed including good directions which helped make the holiday an even more pleasant experience.

In summary I would highly recommend this villa!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tonbridge
5

A dream escape

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful few days in Villa Maranna. In all our years of visiting Crete this is without doubt the loveliest place we have ever stayed in. It is in an isolated position on the mountainside, though still not far from local beaches and tavernas, and offers total peace and privacy.The manager lives not far away and is very helpful, though never intrusive. The villa is beautifully designed, comfortably furnished and well equipped (thank you for the welcome pack which was great to arrive to). Most days it was hard to drag ourselves away from the large pool, which was always spotlessly clean, and we probably only used the TV once as outdoor living was so good, especially watching the breath-taking sunsets from the terrace with a glass of wine in the evenings. We felt so totally relaxed and at home that we have already booked a return visit for a few weeks time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say...another fantastic review!!! Thank you so much. Wishing you an equally enjoyable break in a few weeks time. Kind regards Mark and Jo
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Wakefield
5

A fantastic villa for our family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the villa - a beautiful stone built building which, together with the pool and stunning views, made for a fantastic base for our family holiday. We thought the location was also ideal - sufficiently remote without feeling isolated but still within easy reach of places to eat, villages, smaller towns and Chania.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew for your wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the views and location
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 23 Miles Nearest Barpub : Kokkino Chorio - St George's Retreat at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Souda at 14 Miles Nearest Motorway : Kalyves at 6.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Kokkino Chorio - St George's Retreat at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Timios Stavros, Mount Ida at 60 Miles Nearest Beach : Secluded Cove, Kokkino Chorio at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The blue flagged beach resort of Almyrida is approximately 10 minutes drive away from the villa. The stunning beach is very safe for small children. There is also an opportunity for holidaymakers to use the windsurfing school, take out a catamaran or snorkel off the rocks. Kalives is a 15 minutes drive away, with 3 main stretches of beach. There is also a quiet cove only 5 minutes drive from the villa. This offers seclusion and picturesque surroundings, ideal for diving and snorkeling.

Travel:

Car hire is recommended for our guests. Chania airport is a 30-40 minute drive away, while Heraklion airport is approximately 2 hours drive away. For information on car hire please contact owner.

Distances:

Kokkino Chorio with a taverna and mini market: 5 minute drive/20-25 minutes walk. Plaka for bars and restaurants, mini market: 8 minutes drive. Almyrida with it's blue flag beach and town with large bakery: 10 minutes drive. Kalives town, beach, restaurants: 15 minutes drive. Chania city, harbour, shops, cobbled lanes, market, leather stalls, restaurants and excursions: 30-35 minutes drive.

Further Details:

The Apokoronas region of Crete, where the villa is located, is an ideal spot for walking, bird watching and just general exploring. There are many points of interest including gorges, coves, caves, historical buildings/ruins and museums that illustrate the history of this part of the Mediterranean. Kokkino Chorio, also known as The Red Village, was used in the 1964 film Zorba the Greek. It also plays host to a cave which was used in World War II by the Nazis as an artillery spotting position. From this cave it is possible to see right over to Souda Bay. Souda Bay is home to the Navy and Airbase and we do see some fighter planes flying over the bay on practice days. You can often also see naval frigates and the occasional submarine in the bay. A great day out for the children lies about an hour's drive away at the fabulous water park. THE WEATHER IN CRETE:- APRIL: Spring time in Crete with medium temperatures and low rainfall. Crete is full of wild flowers and it is magnificent. MAY: The weather in Crete becomes warm and sunny. Rain is unlikely to occur past May 10th. The sea is calm and nature is at its best. May is considered the best month for outdoors activities. A jacket will prove useful for the night.

JUNE: Sunny and hot. Time for the beach! JULY & AUGUST: These are the months that the seasonal North winds blow. It is hard to do anything else during these months, than spend the entire day at the beach. Look for a shady place and drink plenty of water. Do not forget your hat and sunscreen. Not the best weather for people who cannot stand high temperatures (30-35 C). SEPTEMBER: Sunny, less windy and slightly cooler. Good for outdoors activities. Get a light jacket for the night, especially if you plan to visit any mountainous areas. OCTOBER: Sunny, very few windy days but some rain will fall, especially in the west part of Crete. The weather is very good for outdoor activities

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Closed for Winter
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
90 night minimum stay
£5,143
for 90 nights
£400
 
 
March & April
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
August
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
November
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Closed for Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
90 night minimum stay
£5,143
for 90 nights
£400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 25% deposit to reserve dates and the balance will be due 60 days prior to your arrival. Any monies paid are non-refundable, so we recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance, to cover you in case you cancel for any reason.

Changeover Day:
To maximise occupancy we tend to operate a Saturday-to-Saturday booking cycle, certainly during the "peak" Summer season. Changeover days in the Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are more flexible, so please feel free to enquire.
Our arrival & departure times are; entry to the villa from 3pm on day of arrival & depart by 10am following your last night. This may be flexible depending on bookings either side of your stay

Notes on prices:
Pricing is per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²

Bathrooms

  • Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Upstairs Shower Room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath and shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. Upstairs shower room has shower, toilet and wash basin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sofa bed suitable for young children (suggested 8 years max)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4+2 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Master Bedroom has a king size / large double (150cm wide x 200cm long) bed and a seating area. The sofa also converts into a bed suitable for a young child (mattress size when converted 100cm wide x 130cm long) The Twin Bedroom has two single beds. Both rooms are on the ground floor and have access to outside terrace areas by the swimming pool. There is a large single sofa bed upstairs suitable for either adult or child (mattress size when converted 100cm wide x 190cm long) A cot will be made available upon request

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Both bedrooms and the living area have air-conditioning which offer heating and cooling options. Hair dryers are provided in each bedroom. Outside: Located on a 4000m2 plot with one other villa, you enter via a shared gateway leading onto a private driveway to the property. The villa is surrounded with patio and terrace areas and at the back of the property is a 40m2 private pool area for sole use by Villa Maranna occupants only. We have a portable BBQ that will be available and set up on the patio by the pool. Planting within the grounds is maturing nicely. The bedrooms are downstairs and each has access to a terrace area by the pool. Upstairs is the living area and kitchen and this has access to a covered outdoor terrace with dining for 6 at a marble topped table. The pool is surrounded by terraces on which there is plenty of room for sun loungers, chairs and tables for guests to relax on and enjoy the views and magnificent sunsets. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included and will be replenished every 7 days on multi week bookings. If a longer stay is planned, then our key-holders can provide a mid-stay clean for 30 Euro (payable locally) Other: To achieve the full benefits of the wonderful views, our living area, kitchen and outside dining are situated upstairs. All rooms are air-conditioned. The upstairs dining terrace, balcony and private pool have unobstructive safety railings

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