HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.

Send this page to a friend

Thank You

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

3 LUXURY VILLAS with a fantastic pool. EOT 1042K123K2552101 - Villa Maria

Tom Mein

Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Contact the Owner

Tom Mein

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

3 LUXURY VILLAS with a fantastic pool. EOT 1042K123K2552101 - Villa Maria

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Chorafakia - Olive Grove Villas

2 bedrooms-air-conditioning, WiFi-self-catering-luxury villas-close to beaches

Relax & unwind at the Olive Grove Villas,Chania, Crete in peaceful countryside surroundings with magnificent mountain views. Take a dip in our 8m x 10m swimming pool then bask in the sun on one of our large sun terraces.

We offer a traditional self-catering villa holiday - perfect for families & couples. Our villas are well designed and furnished to a high standard with a real 'home from home' feel.

Although car hire is recommended to get the most out of this wonderful area of Western Crete, the village of Chorafakia, Chania and its amenities are within walking distance. The village has 2 mini-markets, 2 hairdressers and an internet cafe, garage, car rental as well as bus stops and a taxi rank. There are 3 good tavernas close by and 4 of the best beaches in Western Crete.

The wonderful old city of Chania is a 15 minute drive away and boasts a Venetian harbour with a large selection of fish restaurants as well as some interesting shops, restaurants and museums.

Site security: Our site is walled and gated - great for families with children.

We can also supply a child gate to the front entrance of each villa - when fitted - as long as the side door to the villa is closed, there is no exit point for a small child to escape as all other doors open onto closed balconies

Smoking: We have no objection to guests smoking on the terraces but we do not allow smoking in the villas.

Facebook : We now have a Cretanvillas page on Facebook!




More Details

Details for holiday villa Villa Maria, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Each villa consists of an open plan kitchen/living area. The kitchen is very well equipped with a dishwasher, full cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, juice machine, toaster and plenty of good quality glassware and crockery. The following items are also in the kitchen/living area: Dining table & 4 chairs, settee, 2 easy chairs, a large coffee table, lamps, 20' colour TV, DVD player, CD player with radio, books & games. Bedroom 1 - King-size bed, bed side tables, reading lights, double wardrobe with lots of coat hangers, a full length mirror, iron and ironing board. Doors lead to a small side terrace with a table and 2 chairs - clothes airer. Bedroom 2 - two single beds, bed side tables, reading lights, chest of drawers, double wardrobe with lots of coat hangers, hairdryer and a full length mirror. Doors lead to a small balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Bathroom - Power shower with full screen, cabinet & washing machine. Large covered terrace.
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Tom Mein (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a wonderful holiday. Lovely relaxing location, beautiful villa and a fantastic pool. What more could we want? Tom and Claire you are superb hosts. Thank you for your friendship and advice. We will return! Loved all the beaches, especially Marathi - great food in all the local tavernas.
Jun 2010
  • 1 of 1

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Write a Review
Villa Maria
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Couldn't Be Better!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I spent 10 days in Villa Maria in July 14 and couldn't recommend it highly enough. The setting is lovely, with 3 villas facing a shared pool and 2 barbeque areas set amongst delightful landscaped gardens. The villa was fresh, modern and extremely well stocked with condiments, as well as staples such as bread, milk and cereal, so that our first day's breakfast was waiting for us when we arrived. But our strongest recommendation is for the hosts, Tom and Claire, who were extremely warm, friendly and welcoming. Tom met us at the airport at 10 p.m. having previously arranged car hire for us. The next morning he took us for a 1-hour drive around the area to help us get our bearings and to point out some good beaches, restaurants and amenities. Tom and Claire obviously put a lot of effort into ensuring that their guests have an enjoyable holiday, and this was very much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a great review. We put a lot of time and effort into the villas and it's nice to hear that it's appreciated.

Superb accommodation in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

I was wary booking independently but was delighted to meet Tom at the airport waiting for us. Everything they say on the web site is exactly what you find. Immaculately presented accommodation set in beautifully kept gardens. Tom and Claire are always on hand with helpful advice. They take such pride in their property and can't do enough for you. I was concerned as I have dietary requirements being gluten and dairy intolerant, Claire bought me gluten free bread and was able to direct me to the nearest supermarket where I was able to get everything I needed. The villa was absolutely immaculate and well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. Claire really does think of everything! The pool is lovely and clean and the perfect size. Fantastic value for a wonderful holiday set in a lovely village, close to all amenities. We'll be booking again for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review ! It was such a pleasure for us to have you and your family stay with us Caron and we really hope to see you again next year.

Another perfect holiday at the Olive Grove Villas!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second holiday at the Olive Grove Villas. We were 2 adults and 3 children aged 6,8 and 9.

Tom and Claire are doing a magnificent job maintaining and developing this property. The pool, garden and barbeque areas are lovely and much appreciated!

We like the local tavernas, especially The Sunset with its local dishes and Ramblers with their great meat.

Beaches in the area are perfect when travelling with small children, and especially Stavros and Tersanas are recommended.

New of this year is the wifi in each villa, something that gives us the opportunity to stay online when needed.

A special thanks to Tom and Claire for their great hospitality - they must be the best hosts ever :)

See you next year!!


Cecilie & Christer

Stine, Marius & Sara

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having such lovely families to stay makes our lives very easy and so enjoyable. WiFi has proved to be a very popular addition - today one of our guests is taking part in an important on-line conference at his workplace. Not sure if that's such a good thing? We love to see our friends and guests return - it's just like having family to stay.

A wonderful holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

With 3 children aged 4, 7 and 8 we really enjoyed the villa and the sorrundings for three weeks.

Tom and Claire have created a true paradise in Chorafakia, and they give excellent service!

The villa was clean and well equipped, and the lovely garden and large swimmingpool perfect for both children and adults.

The villas are located in the Chorafakia village, something which provides a relaxed and quiet atmosphere and short distance to several lovely beaches and cities.

We will recommend these villas to all our friends and family - and hope to come back very soon :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's gives us great satisfaction to know that our guests are happy with our facilities. We have just acquired 4 baby tortoises which are proving to be very popular with our younger guests. The Greek economy may be in serious trouble but we can still provide a warm welcome and a wonderful holiday!
Wolfenbuettel, Germany

Super holiday on Crete

  • 5 of 5

We recently arrived home from a wonderful summer holiday staying at the Villa Maria. We can honestly say that we have never stayed at such a lovely, clean, comfortable and well equipped property!

The villa (one of three) situated at this lovely location in the middle of olive groves on the outskirts of Chorafkia met all of our expectations in every way. We didn't miss anything - the outside sitting area was perfect to enjoy breakfast, dinner and a glass of wine with a lovely view of the gardens and pool (lit up at night) which our girls just loved.

It's very peaceful (some aircraft noise but it didn't bother us) and all guests staying at the villas have enough space and privacy for themselves.

Many thanks to Tom and Claire for making us feel so welcome. They have really created an impressive and beautiful site for a super family holiday with exemplary extras; Tom's short tour of the local area after our arrival, a welcome pack in the kitchen, beach towels. They were always happy to help with information, tips and have a quick chat during their regular visits to maintain the gardens without intruding in any way.

Chorafkia is around 20 minutes from Chania (well worth a visit, particularly in the evenings).The local beaches are all very nice. Our favourite was at Kalathas (just a few minutes' drive), uncrowded, with lovely new sunbeds and huge sunshades. We can warmly recommend the local tavernas which we regularly visited. At the Sunset Taverna you'll be asked to take a look in the saucepans to make your selection and at Irene's the boss herself comes to your table and lists her fresh dishes of the day!!

What we loved about this area is that you're not in the middle of the main tourist areas. We didn't meet many typical hotel tourists but plenty of friendly Greek people which was a very interesting and enjoyable experience.

A car is certainly a must! We rented one for our whole holiday and visited many lovely and interesting locations on the west side of Crete. The following are well worth a visit: the beaches at Elafonisi (Caribbean feeling!) and Paleochora, the drive through the orange plantations and mountains leading to Omalos and the Samaria Gorge (the Irini Gorge is also lovely), the beautiful War Cemeteries at Maleme and Souda Bay, Georgioupoli and the lovely Lake Kourna and the ancient ruins at Aptera.

We really enjoyed every minute of our stay and definitely hope to return to the superb Olive Grove Villas again one day!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

A wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful large family holiday (September 2009) using all three villas. We rented cars which are essential for families with small children and people who have difficulty walking.

The villas are on the outskirts of Chorafakia village surrounded by olive groves, not far from the Chania Airport which is convenient but you do get aircraft noise, including military jets everyday. However the noise is not continuous and often in short bursts and you soon learn to ignore it.

The village is linked to Chania and the main beaches by a good frequent bus service. The villas are about a 15 minute slow, mild downhill walk to the Chorafakia with a further 20 minute steeper downhill walk to the local beach (you need to be fit to climb back up especially if you are carrying beach stuff in hot sun). The walks around the surrounding villages and countryside are very enjoyable but you have to be aware of the vehicles on the narrow roads. There are a good number of Tavernas in the area offering a range of traditional, fast food, and international food.

Our hosts, Tom and Claire, have really provided excellent accommodation providing everything one needs for a relaxing holiday. The villas are well equiped even with a selection of CDs, DVDs and games for those late nights in or occassional wet days (in September onwards). The availability of two bar-b-que areas is very useful when the villas are individually rented as it ensures that everyone has a chance to use them.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Sunset Bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Souda Bay
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Souda intersection
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Kilometres
Irene's Taverna
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Olive Grove Villas, Akrotiri, Chania, Crete are a perfect family holiday location, offering modern 2 bedroom villa rentals with superb facilities.

Chorafakia is a small tradional village with good Greek tavernas, an internet cafe, garage, two small supermarkets and a hairdressing salon.

The lovely golden sandy beaches of Tersanas, Stavros and Kalathas are a few minutes drive away and the old Venetian town of Chania is a mere 20 minutes away.

Chania has a great selection of restaurants and tavernas and wonderful little shops can be found in the Venetian alleys of the old harbour.

There are many interesting historic sites to visit in Crete, the Ancient City of Aptera is less than 30 minutes drive. The palace of Knossos and the archaeological museum of Crete make for a very interesting day out.

Fabulous beaches, mountain scenery, great food, water park and water sports can be found close by.

Chania, Western Crete is a perfect choice for a fabulous villa holiday

Other Activities: Clay pigeon shooting can be organised

EOT registered 1354-12-3276


Prices & Availability

From £325 Weekly

Prices for this holiday villa in Chorafakia, Chania area

Rental Basis:
per property
Prices quoted in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Jun 2015 - 13 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
14 Jul 2015 - 24 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
25 Aug 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A deposit of 20% is required on confirmation with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
Contact us if you wish to pay by credit/debit card
We are happy to accept bookings for 2014
20% deposit at the time of booking and the balance payment due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Enter dates to see total


Accommodation and facilities for Villa Mariain Chorafakia in Chania area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 67 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • large shower cubicle toilet bathroom cabinet with mirror & light small table or shelf unit for towels set of hand & bath towels bath mat & spare sink washing machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • A crib is available on request with a mosquito net to fit on the top. Bedrooms are double glazed and airconditioned with mosquito nets above the beds. Our bedrooms have a double wardrobe - one holding the safe. Bed side tables with reading lights. A selection of books can be found in each room. Each has a full length mirror.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
A welcome pack of fresh fruit and drinks is provided. Beach towels are provided. Baby gates, high chairs, cots can be provided. Satellite TV installed. Car hire can be arranged We ask that our guests do not smoke indoors - ashtrays are provided for out-door use. WIFI.

Partner Offers


Protect your holiday rental booking

  • Only 2.3% of the rental stay cost (up to £5,000)
  • Protection against internet fraud
Find out more
*Terms & Conditions apply

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Confirm Price & Contact

Enter dates to calculate a quote