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Penelope, a seafront villa with stunning sea & sunset views

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12

If you have ever dream about a villa holiday in blissful seclusion where you can lose all sense of time, then this unique property will prove ideal, enjoying one of the most enviable positions you are ever likely to find in Crete.

Perched on a hilltop and on the edge of the sea, the views are stupendous and its immaculate interior match its magnificent location.

The villa has two floors, each with its own private entrance into a three bedroom apartment.For all intents and purposes the two units are entirely separate and private and in our view it is also ideally suited to a larger group who may wish to rent the whole property exclusively.

The swimming pool is situated in the rocks to one side and is accessed by a common path from the house.Whether you are lounging on the terraces around the pool or relaxing on the spacious private balconies, the views are fabulous and the silence broken only by the waves against the rocky shoreline below.

The standard of the interiors is high, each apartment consists of two bathrooms one with shower, and the other with a jacuzzi bath, three good size bedrooms, one double and two twins, some bedrooms have a balcony, a spacious sitting/dining room with a fully equipped kitchen in a section off the sitting area.

The sitting room which has a fireplace, is tastefully furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs, a wide glazed window with two doors leads to a huge balcony with views that will take your breath away.Each apartment has the added convenience of a dishwasher, and a washing machine is provided in the larger of the two bathrooms.

With a constant breeze for which Crete is well known, the villa never feels stuffy and yet air-conditioning is provided in every room.

We have special rates for groups less than 12 persons. Please have a look at the rates section.

The villa for the months April to May and September to November is only available for groups of 6 persons max. and can be rented as floor apartment in very low rates. Read the price table for more information.

MHTE: 1042K122K0015400

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Chania in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Double bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Double bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Penelope, a seafront villa with stunning sea & sunset views
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Spectacular Villa by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

Villa Penelope was spectacular. We knew what to expect on the outside (the pictures do not do it justice) but the inside was much nicer that we expected. We were 3 families with a total of 11 people. The young adults (or children) took over the upstairs apartment and the parents stayed in the downstairs apartment. Everything was perfect. Penelope's father, George, greeted us when we arrived and he was a pleasure. he took us to a local grocery store so that we can stock up on groceries. The fridge was already stocked with water and local fruit (watermelon and melons were delicious). George and Penelope were always available and helped us with places to visit and directions. Cannot say enough good things about this villa and our hosts. The views were amazing. The boys took a hike down the rocks and found a natural salt water pool. The sunsets were spectacular. The private pool was perfect. The villa and grounds were immaculate. There was more than enough room for everyone and the beds were super comfortable.

The villa was so spectacular when we arrived that we almost didn't want to leave to explore the area. A car is a must. There are beautiful beaches in close proximity but you might want to take a drive to Elafonissi Beach or a boat ride to Balos Beach (well worth it). Chania is about a 20 minute drive from the Villa and the limani (Old Chania Town) is about a half hour drive. The villa was a haven after a day of exploring. We stayed 7 days and we were all extremely sad to leave.

We would like to thank Penelope and her family for providing us with a most memorable vacation. We hope that we can visit again very soon.

Θελουμε να ευχαριστήσουμε τη Πενελοπε και την οικογενεια τις για όλα. Η βιλα ηταν θεαματικη.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Mi familia y yo pasamos unos días increíbles en Creta y sin duda la casa ayudó a que fueran unas vacaciones perfectas. La casa es tal como se ve en las fotos. Todo estaba en perfectas condiciones y completamente equipado. El lugar es un poquito alejado, pero fácilmente accesible. Desde aquí recorrimos gran parte de Creta. La vista desde la casa y la terraza es espectacular. Los atardeceres desde Villa Penelope son mágicos. Muy recomendable !

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best holiday of our life.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Penelope is a dream and Miss Peneolpe is very kind .

The next year we hope to return in this wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, great to hear. We enjoyed having you, and you will be most welcome next year!
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 15 jours dans cette villa fabuleuse. Nous étions deux familles, 9 en tout. Chacune disposait de son propre appartement indépendant, bien conçu, très propre avec la clim, un sèche-cheveux, table et fer à repasser. De même qu'a l'extérieur, nous avons profité d'un barbecue et du four à pizza. Le ménage a été fait plusieurs fois, ainsi que le nettoyage de la piscine. Piscine qui est fantastique aussi, grande et évidement en août, d'une température idéale. La vue sur mer lorsque nous prenions nos repas est tout bonnement incroyable. Pour accéder aux premiers villages, il faut compter environ 2.5 km, il y a de belles petites criques pour se baigner dans les environs ainsi que quelques plages plus grandes, surveillées. Nous avons partagé un apéritif avec les propriétaires qui sont des gens charmants, à l'écoute. Bref, vous avez compris que nous avons tous passés de merveilleuses vacances et nous recommandons chaudement cette location.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely words. We enjoy getting to know our guests and feel proud when the service is well received. We have made recent upgrades to the indoor and outdoor spaces that we hope give the villa a step up in comfort. Come again!
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Lovely Villa Penelope

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday at Villa Penelope exceeded all our expectations. The surroundings of the villa and especially the sea view are much more impressive than you can see from the pictures. Also the house worked well although we were 9 adults and 7 children alltogether (we paid some extra for the extra persons). The owners of the villa were very friendly and the house was cleaned once during the week. The pool was big enough for swimming. We would definitely recommed this place for people who are looking for a relaxing holiday in peaceful surroudings.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you for your kind words and for visiting us and staying at our villa in Crete. Hope you will have the chance to come back in the future. Best, George
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Exceptional place !

  • 5 of 5

We can only recommend this location ! The house is great, the view is absolutely splendid. We could have stayed much longer !

Our children (12 & 14) loved it too !

For sure we will come back !

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for coming, It was nice to have you at the villa too. Hope to see you back soon. All best, George
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Property Manager

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2018

Why George chose Chania

Location is the keypoint of the property. WIth views to the sea and the sunset all around your view is for sure the advantage.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The only way to describe Villa Penelope is perfection. The pictures online do not do it justice- which is very hard to believe. It truly is more remarkable in person. I travelled to Villa Penelope with my husband, his family, and my family. A total of 12 people! There was more than enough space for everyone, and we had dinner on the terrace every night together. Having our own private pool made it difficult for us to ever leave the villa- most days we sound it hard to justify leaving our gorgeous, cliff side oasis.

George and his daughter Penelope were so hospital to us. The refrigerators were stocked with water, wine, juice and fresh fruit. They arranged our our car rentals and met us at the airport to take us to the Villa.

We loved it so much we're already planning to return in a couple of years.
Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Chania (CHQ)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Boy's Place
Nearest Beach
1.2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Stavros is located right on the tip of the peninsula of Akrotiri in a beautiful bay at a distance of 14 km from Chania. It came to light thanks to the famous scenes of the film 'Zorbas the Greek'.

Stavros is well-known for its beautiful sandy beaches and the clean, blue sea. It is actually a small bay and a long sandy beach next to it.

The area of Stavros consists of a scattering of holiday accommodation and some private villas, but generally it remains beautifully quiet. A couple of tavernas are close by and a few more as you head out to Stavros in one direction or Kalathas in the opposite direction.

The beach at Kalathas is sandy and some water sports are also available. One or two small grocery shops are in the area but there are many more shops and restaurants in and around the seaside villages in the peninsular. A car opens up further options to explore this fascinating area of Crete.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Chania, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
December - April
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October - November
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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