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Traditional stone-built villa with private pool - Villa Paleloni

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Kefalas - Traditional Cretan Villas

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, private pool, cobblestone yard, big garden

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 also some goats, and your little ones can experience farm life first hand. Our previous guests’ children loved being with Andonis -the villa owner- and helping him around the farm. As for babies, there is a cot, a high chair and a baby bathtub available for free.

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 barbeque as well.

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

Our first and foremost priority is offering you a delightful experience combined with the feeling of being at home. We always do our best to that end.

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 such as Xirosterni, Kefalas, Drapanos, are just 2 to 5 minutes away. You can also find some traditional tavernas there offering delicious Cretan dishes in reasonable prices.

The traditional village of Vamos is very close as well providing useful facilities like bank, post office, chemist's, health center and other shops.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

About Us

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

Marianna Nikoloudaki
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Greek
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Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2016
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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.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Villa Paleloni
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

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: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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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: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Fantastic villa. Beautiful location, great facilities, helpful host ,great for children

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Villa Eleonas . The facilities are great, & the villa is stocked with everything we needed. It made such a difference. Marianna met us at Vamos a local village & we followed in our car to the villa as its a little tricky to find the first time but easy after that. There was fresh bread,milk,water cheese pies (delicious) waiting for us on arrival & lots lots more. The location is perfect. Quiet, private, & secure. The villa & grounds have lots of character & feel very Greek.. Olive trees, goats, fruit trees, vegetables & chickens. We were delighted to be provided with lots of this fresh tasty produce by Marianna's father who looks after the grounds.

The pool is fantastic surrounded by beautiful flowers & the views of the mountains from the BBQ area are wonderful. It is a very child friendly villa. Our 2 young boys loved the pool, the space to run around safely,the wildlife including big friendly grasshoppers resting by the pool, colourful butterflies & feeding the goats in the evening..

Overall a fantastic villa & extremely helpful host.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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This villa is stunning, set on gorgeous, private, grounds ensuring you have plenty of privacy.

  • 5 of 5

The first impressions of the property were fantastic, beautifully decorated to give a mix of the local Cretan tradition and a modern family home. The villa was full of added luxuries, and the attention to detail meant that right from day one we were made to feel right at home. It was sparkling clean, perfectly maintained, and both the villa and the pool were serviced whilst we were there.

Marianna, the owner, could not have done any more to ensure we had everything we needed from the very start, we were even greeted to the property with home picked strawberries, freshly baked Cretan style vegetables, and home made Cretan biscuits. We had wine, milk and cheese in the fridge as well. Marianna was always at hand to other advice and information about the area and the best places to visit. We can not say enough good words about her.

The villa has everything you need to have a perfect stay in a stunning part of the island.

I have come home and already have recommended the villa to friends and family, whilst already planning to revisit next year.

Thank you very much Marianna for everything you and your family provided for us, and we hope to see you again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Greek gem.

  • 5 of 5

super nice house with private surroundings and beautiful mountain views. The only sound came from the cicadas, goats and chickens. The family does everything in their power to make the holiday smooth and memorable.Description fit 100% and the house was well maintained and clean. Cosy sandy beach in Almyrida 15 min drive with restaurants, shops and supermarket. Meterizi taverna in Kefalas recommended. Big tasty portions for little Money.

Can highly recommend this house

Fam. Pedersen- Denmark

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the house! its a beautiful construction, very well equipped, nothing missing at all!

Even staying with small kids and a baby we had everything we needed, even fresh fruits-vegetables-eggs and a variety of other products waiting for us. The owners were very gentle and warm, we totally recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Chania Airport (CHQ)
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
27 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Kefalas, Chania area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late September-October
12 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
March -April
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
June 1
1 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
June 2
19 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July -Mid Aug 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Aug-mid September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
September- October
21 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kefalas in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
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
  • Kitchen
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
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:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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