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Traditional stone-built villa with private pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,033 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, private pool, mountain views

Our villa is located in a very tranquil and relaxing environment which is typical of the Cretan rural landscape. It has been built by its owner of local stone and wood with special attention to detail. Based mainly in the traditional Cretan architectural style, it also offers modern facilities and comforts providing the best you can expect from a fully operational house.

It is totally children friendly as it is surrounded by a big open space where the children can play safely as the place is completely separated from the street and cars. We also provide 3 bicycles for children as there is a lot of space for riding in the area around the villa. The streets in the village are also safe enough.

There are many outdoor places where you can relax and enjoy the sun or the sweet summer breeze at nights, staring at the stars in the sky. We have catered for providing various seating areas all around the villa. There is a barbecue as well.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary utensils and appliances, and so is the rest of the house.

Apart from the house itself, the location is central enough to anything. The nearest beach, Ombrogialos, is 5 minutes drive away while other popular sandy beaches are from 10 to 20 minutes away.

The historical cities of Chania and Rethymno are less than an hour drive. Other villages with handy shops with local products are just 2 to 5 minutes away. You can also find some traditional tavernas there offering delicious Cretan dishes in reasonable prices.

In general, our first and foremost priority is offering our guests a delightful experience combined with the feeling of being at home that is why we always do our best to be immediately responsive to our guests' needs and questions.

More Details

About Us

Marianna Nikoloudaki
Paleloni Apokoronou, VAT ID: EL155256130
73008 Chania
VAT Reg NoEL155256130

Marianna Nikoloudaki
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Marianna Nikoloudaki

My name is Marianna Nikoloudaki and I am the daughter of the owner of the house Andonis Nikoloudakis. I grew up in Paleloni- where the villa is. Our house is just a few meters away from the villa.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1033 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , upstairs, with a balcony, mountain view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , upstairs, with a balcony, mountain view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , downstairs
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Traditional stone-built villa with private pool
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Greek Week!

  • 5 of 5

Consistent with previous reviews the Villa is comfortable and well equipped, Marianna is communicative and helpful! It coped with our family of 4 no problem.

Provides a peaceful and more isolated location away from the resorts but its not too remote and gives good central base for a variety of trips including beaches, hikes and city trips - hire car is essential.

Friendly local people throughout the region, good value simple food in all the taverna's we went to, especially that in Drapanos, go to Meterizi in Kefalas for something smarter if that's what you want. If you go to Rethymno to eat avoid the old town and harbour and try Vassilis on the way to the Fort!


  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Place

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely destination and villa. Despite a very bad start to our holiday with terrible delays the welcome we got when we arrived at this villa was second to none. The amazing welcome pack of food, wine and olive oil - all of it delicious and very much appreciated. Loved the olive oil so much! Thank you Marianna - a wonderful touch. As for the villa - very happy with this. The location was perfect - quiet and away from the crowds which suited us perfectly. The villa is one of two each with their own pool - they are very well placed so you aren't really aware of the other villa at all. The villa and pool all immaculate and very well looked after - even a garden with fresh herbs in, not to mention the brick bbq which was the source of many lovely meals. Basically everything seems to have been thought of in this villa to make it easy on you staying - even dishwasher tabs and a cup of washing powder left. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Marianna - who was so helpful and efficient making the stress of sorting out holiday rentals very easy. This was out first visit to Crete and it wasn't long enough - will definitely be returning Marianna - thank you so much to you and your family for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you could want when renting a Villa in the chania area.

  • 5 of 5

Take beach towels otherwise all you could need is in the villa. Amazing scenery, lovely pool. Rooms and beds very comfortable. Strong Wi-Fi reception no limit on usage which was great with kids. Lovely taverns and beaches nearby. A trip to balos beach and kournah lake is a must. Only 45 mins from rethomonon and chania. The owner couldn't have done more for us. Even provided milk bread eggs etc and some lovely stuffed vegetables on the first day.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This villa is a rare gem. The beautiful architecture of the stone house, the gardening and the swimming pool, the minute attention to furnishing and details in the villa, the fantastic view from the balconies of olive groves spreading towards the mountains - all these provide for a real opportunity for relaxation. Marianna and Vaggelis are perfect hosts, from the very first emails prior to our arrival, to the welcome package including food products that the family grows on their own land, through catering for all our needs and questions on nearby tavernas and beaches. The villa itself was designed and built by Marianna's father, and it is well felt that this is a family enterprise. So is the nice taverna Meterizi in the nearby village of Kafelas, operated by Marianna's cousin. And 10 minutes drive is Ombrogialos beach, in an isolated bay with a small taverna and easy access to the crystal clear water (bring your flippers/water sandals and watch the sea urchins!)

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and just like the photos

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa that worked well for a group of five. Marianna was a great host and everything was easy to manage. Some lovely local tavernas as well.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Calm and beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We were for 2 weeks in one of the two villas, with a swimming pool for our family. It is a comfortable, quiet villa, with 3 bedrooms. The view on the white mountains is beautiful. We enjoyed to visit the West part of Crete and also to go to a nearby beach.

Very pleasant stay.

Nice welcome by the owners!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Chania Airport (CHQ)
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Paleloni is a small mountainous village within the municipality of Vamos. It is very close (no more than 2 minutes drive) to other bigger villages where you can find mini-markets and restaurants. It is less than 5 minutes drive to the most central village of the area which offers many facilities like bank, post office, health center, doctor, dentist and chemist’s.

The cities of Chania and Rethymno are about 30 kilometers away.

The nearest beach is Ombrogialos, a rocky beach with crystal-clear blue and green waters. There are other beaches close by which are sandy and more popular. All these places have restaurants, cafes and other shops apart from the beach. The closest one is less than a 10 minute drive from the villa.

Paleloni is a rather traditional village where nature prevails. It boasts panoramic views of 'Lefka Ori' (White Mountains), a big mountain range whose peaks have an off white tone due to the snow that covers them until early in summer.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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