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Tranquil and private 3 bedroom villa in unspoilt village in Crete.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 double bedroom, 2 bathroom with views to White Mountains, private gardens

As featured on TV, A Place in the Sun- Winter Sun, 2016!

A beautifully designed modern villa with private pool and gardens and spectacular views of the White Mountains.

Peacefully positioned in a quiet lane in Stylos, a traditional and pretty Cretan village, just 35 minutes from Chania airport and ten minutes drive from lovely beaches.

The villa is architect-designed to high specifications and is equipped with everything needed for a peaceful and tranquil holiday at any time of year.

This three-bedroomed villa has air-conditioning throughout and also features underfloor cooling (and underfloor heating for the cooler months).

Downstairs there is an open-plan lounge/dining area with double patio doors opening to a shady veranda overlooking the pool and gardens. There is a TV and DVD player, with an android box for viewing UK TV and free wi-fi.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, oven, ceramic hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer and has double doors to the barbecue area. It leads to a utility room with washing machine.

Also downstairs there is a double bedroom, easy to access for those who have difficulty managing the stairs, and a bathroom with walk-in shower, a toilet and wash basin.

Upstairs there is a bedroom featuring a kingsized bed and en-suite shower room with toilet and wash basin. This bedroom has a balcony with views to the surrounding countryside and the White Mountains.

Also upstairs there is a twin bedroom with balcony and views to the surrounding countryside.

The landing gives access to the roof terrace, which is the perfect place to relax in the evenings as the sun sets. The views to the mountains and countryside change according to the weather, season and time of day but are always superb. The terrace is surrounded partly by railings and partly by reinforced glass, to make the most of the view while providing safety.

Outside, the gardens are very private with a 100-year-old stone wall bordering the lawns, jasmine and flower beds, and over thirty orange trees which produce fruit for much of the year, perfect for producing fresh juice every morning for breakfast!

The pool is fenced with railings for safety when youngsters are staying, and has atmospheric lighting for those long evenings sitting outside.

Villa Maria is situated in a quiet lane just an easy two minute stroll from the village with its giant plane trees bordering the road, traditional tavernas and friendly mini-markets with a good supply of basic essentials. There is an ancient Byzantine church, plus a lovely newer one; also the village lies at one end of the Diktamos gorge which is popular with walkers.

Ten minutes drive away you will find the popular (but not too touristy) beachside town of Kalyves. Here you will find many beach side bars, tavernas, a doctor, bank, supermarket etc.

Car hire is an excellent idea, not least because Crete has a plethora of wonderful sights including so many ancient archeological treasures. Fascinating ancient Aptera is only 6 Km away.

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Member since: 2016
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Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About The Owner

I am a retired veterinary surgeon living in Wirral, England. My family love visiting Crete and go there whenever we can for relaxation in the wonderful climate, surrounded by fascinating scenery and archeological sites, and welcomed by the ever friendly, helpful Cretan people.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2015

Why The Owner chose Stilos

The villa is modern, clean and comfortable. The gardens are secluded and private, fully enclosed and containing lawns, over 30 orange trees, and a swimming pool with railings around it for safety when small children are staying.

The modern kitchen is well equipped.

What makes this villa unique

It is unusual to find a beautiful villa to rent in a proper Crete village which is not spoilt by tourism, although welcoming to visitors. The Dorling Kindersley "10 best" guide to Crete lists Stylos as one of the top places to see "real Crete".


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Stilos on Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Tranquil and private 3 bedroom villa in unspoilt village in Crete.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

The villa made our holiday perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Most of our holiday stays are villas and this one was at the top of our list. Mainly because it provided us with authentic Cretan experience but also had everything you needed in a villa, in a way it replaced our home for two weeks (wifi, kitchen well equipped, veranda and garden for relaxation).

The pool is of good size and well-kept. The garden is private and there are so many oranges! that can feed a whole village!

You can walk into the village for a very nice meal from local produce. The local shop owner sells his own wine as well

There are a few attractions to visit just a few minutes’ drive from the villa.

Chania (20 mins drive form villa) is very nice town with local farmers’ food markets.

I must say that the owners are easy to contact as well as the local contacts in the village. However, we did not need anything

Lots of information collected by owners which places to visit (especially the two famous pink beaches).

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us really happy to know that our guests love Villa Maria and wonderful Crete as much as we do!
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Everything you could possibly want

  • 5 of 5

The villa and pool were exceptional. We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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relaxing, beautiful and traditional

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, clean and relaxing holiday home with stunning views of the mountains. Nice beaches near by with delicious Greek restaurants. Can't wait to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa-will revisit for many years

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this immaculatey finished modern villa in the beautiful and quiet village of Stilos.

The villa was clean and had all the mod cons you'd expect. The beds we all comfy and the lounge was nice and cool so perfect to escape from the midday heat.

The owners had left handy notices dotted around the villa to make our stay as comfortable as possible, which we think also shows that they take a real interest in making people's stay enjoyable.

Our little boy spent hours in the garden collecting the oranges while we lazed around by the pool which is completely private and fenced off so we didn't have to worry if he wandered too close to the water.

The villa has plenty of sun loungers and outdoor seating which was great for evening bbq's.

Stilos village is a few minute walk from the villa and has a large open area with a football pitch etc...marked out so would be great for families with energetic boys!

The coast was only a short 10 min drive away which had plenty of different beaches to choose from, some with a little more going on than others.

We have re-booked to stay in this villa again in October 2016 as it was so nice.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Eine Perle nicht weit vom Meer entfernt

  • 5 of 5

Eher zufällig sind wir auf dieses Objekt gestoßen. Nun, nachdem wir nahezu 14 Tage dort waren, müssen wir sagen es:

Es war alles noch wesentlich besser als in der Beschreibung dargellt. Eine tolle Villa mit perfekter und ruhiger Lage und sehr guten Ausstattung. Alles ist silvoll und edel eingerichtet; vom Badezimmer, über die Schlafzimmer, das Wohnzimmer, die Klimaanlagen und die Küche mit modernen Elektrogeräten.

Vom Eigentümer erhält man kurz vor dem Urlaub alle notwendigen Informationen zu dem Haus. Auf dem Grundstück kann man sich frei bewegen und von den vielen Obstbäumen die Früchte genießen.

Wir werden wiederkommen.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Strictly no smoking in the house please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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