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Family Friendly, Brilliant Villa Marianna

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom spacious private villa, amazing gardens, big pool and BBQ, free Wi-Fi

Villa Marianna is a modern and spacious villa situated in a private property of 2000 sqm.

With four bedrooms, two living rooms, three bathrooms and patio around the house, it can comfortably accommodate up to 9 persons.

Built with focus on every detail, it covers all the needs of a big family or a group of friends providing an amazing and comfortable vacation time.

Villa Marianna consists of two spacious floors and an apartment with separate entrance offering extra convinience and privacy to big families or group of friends.

On the first floor there is a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living room with dining table and a sofa close to the fireplace as well as a small bathroom. At second floor are three bedrooms with wooden inclined ceiling, big wardrobes, separate aircontition, and all with their own balcony providing uninterrupted view of the surrounding countryside. On the same floor is the main big bathroom with a Jacuzzi.

The separate apartment is a lovely fully equipped hostel with 1 bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom and direct access to the gardens of the villa.

The exterior of villa Marianna is one of its kind, offering numerous spots for peaceful and relaxing moments day and night. A garden of fruit trees and bio vegetables at the back yard while the front is covered with lawn, flowers, hurbs and stone decorated corners. A fifty square meter big pool is in the middle of flowers and herbs offering privacy and endless moments of joy. The traditional stone barbecue (25 sp. m) gives the sense of an old era and completes the heavenly exterior of the house.

The house offers uninterrupted view of the sierra of White Mountains and the amazing lanscape of Apokoronas region. Located 700m from the village of Vryses, capital of Apokoronas region, in the middle between the two big cities of western Crete, Chania and Rethymnon.

Conveniently located close to the national road of Crete and the crossroad to the southern part of Sfakia it becomes a great starting point for memorable excursions.

Situated very close to north coast, it is just 5 to 10 min from some of the most beautifull and organized beaches of Chania like the sandy long and wide beacrhes of Geogioupolis, Kavros, Almirida and Kalyves.

More Details

Owner
Lila Liatou
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017

About Lila Liatou

With respect to Cretan tradition and famous hospitality, our aim is to provide nothing less but the best of services, and make our guests feel like home. For us success is our guests to have a memorable stay and choose again and again villa Marianna as their favorable vacation destination.

Why Lila Liatou chose Chania area

Villa Marianna is the perfect resort for someone seeking luxury and privacy combined with comfort and relaxation in an amazing unspoiled location of western Crete.

Private and quiet with amazing view, Villa Marianna creates a sense of relaxation and calm, while for the kids is the ideal place for endless hours of play and fun.

What makes this villa unique

Spacious, high quality amenities, big pool, old style bbq, pricacy, easy access, beuatiful gardens, great views.

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Daskalogiannis airport, Chania
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Vrisses
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
North national road of Crete
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Vrisses
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Georgioupolis
Car: recommended

Villa Marianna is located in the village of Vryses, very close to the north coast of the island, with great view of the amazing landscape of western Crete.

Vryses is known for the the river passing through the village and famous for the traditional taverns beside the river, where aunthetic Cretan cuisine is served.All the necessary amenities are available, from banks and pharmacy to groceries and super markets and from traditional bakeries and pastries to coffee shops and bar.

Vryses is at the heart and capital of Apokoronas region, one of the five municipalities of Chania prefecture. Conveniently located just 2km from the national road of Crete, villa’s guest have an easy access to the picturesque cities of Chania and Rethymnon. Close to the center of the village is the cross that leads to the southern part of Chania prefecture, Sfakia region, an area of wild nature and amazing views.

Apokoronas region combines mountain and sea lying between the roots of the White mountains and the north coast of the island, with a characteristic green landscape. With many kilometers of sandy beaches, guests can find the beach they have dreamed, whether they prefer a quit family spot or an organized touristic beach bar. Although the touristic development along the coast line the region maintains in a big extend its traditional character. Armenoi, Samonas, Fres, Gavalochori Tzitzifes, Vamos, Vafes and Emprosneros are some of the small villages where visitors have the chance to sense the real Cretan way of life and enjoy the Cretan hospitality of locals.

Apokoronas region is very active area with many small factories and businesses of dairy products, wine and of course olive oil, which you can visit, learn about production process and buy authentic and high quality products.

On the east and a few minutes away from Villa Marianna is the sandy beach of Georgioupolis, a well-organized beach, ideal choice for families with children because of the very swallow water. All the water sports are available in Georgioupolis

The beach extends from Georgioupolis to Kavros and Petres for almost ten kilometers. Along the coastline there are a lot of busy beach bars with bamboo umbrellas and sun decks. But there are also a lot of quit spots where you can get relax in privacy throughout the day.

On the west of Apokoronas region and 10 minutes from the villa Marianna is the coastline village of Kalyves. The main beach of Kalyves has a large sandy beach with shallow water. There are organized spots with umbrellas and deck chairs but also a lot free points. This beach has the advantage that the swimmers can find and natural shade. Along the beach there are many fish taverns you can enjoy tasteful and fresh fish from Cretan sea.

With an easy access to mountain and sea and so many traditions, it is not a coincidence that Apokoronas region has been the favorite place of many foreigners for permanent residency.

North of villa Marianna is the traditional village of Vamos. Start form the monastery of Saint George with the huge old olive mills. Then have a coffee in one of the small traditional coffee shops of Vamos village and check of the local products produced there. Next the small village of Gavalohori and the Folklore museum which you should definitely visit. End your trip at the cosmopolitan and touristic beach of Almyrida.

Very close, east of Marianna is the only natural lake in Crete, Kournas lake, where you can swim, enjoy water sports and have a traditional dinner by the lake any time of the day.

The route to the south leads to Sfakia region, a place of wild mountains and some of the most clean beaches of Europe. Taste local recipes at the plateau of Krapi and Askyfou overlooking the tops of the sierra of White Mountains, and if you are lucky you can see some kri kri, which are found only at Chania prefecture. Driving downhill the gorge of Imbros you will get to Hora Sfakion, visit the castle of Frangokastelo and then enjoy swimming at the nearby beach.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • queen bed, side bed lights, wooden inclined ceiling, air condition, balcony, side to side wardaroab
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 2 weeks at Villa Marianna.

The Villa is excellent- beautifully presented and very clean.

The villa is spacious and has a fantastic swimming pool and garden. The BBQ area is great.

George and Lila were perfect hosts- not intrusive at all but helping us at any point we needed and giving us good ideas for local restaurants etc. Communication was great right from initially booking the villa.

The views from the villa are stunning towards the mountains and watching the sunsets from the balconies was one of our favourite things.

The location of the villa gives real privacy but the local village of Vryses is only a 15 minute walk- (as long as it is not too hot!) and has all the amenities you need- supermarket, bakery, tavernas, bank- however to venture further afield and enjoy the area you really need a car.

The fourth bedroom in the apartment below ,with separate access, suited us as a family with a teenage son who appreciated his privacy yet was part of the Villa.

We loved this amazing Villa x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional grounds and pool, great service from owners, great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely villa with exceptional outside grounds. There's always an area to sit in outside in sun or shade; there are gardens; and the pool is excellent, well big enough to have a proper swim in and well-kept and lit. We had a few issues (eg. power cut) which the owners responded to immediately. George and Lila run it as a family affair (we were taken to the property by George's father who lives locally) and they were very efficient and accommodating in all respects. The location in Vrysses is also excellent: you can easily reach Chania and Rethymno and the north coast beaches eg. Georgiopoulis; we also drove north to the Akrotiri peninsula; and the villa is also directly on the good road heading to the south coast, so we enjoyed the Imbros gorge walk and snorkelling at Frangokastello (though beware the drive back from Frangokastello to Kallikratis unless you have 4-wheel drive and a good head for heights - the road is very steep and narrow and there are no barriers against a drop down the mountains). We also recommend the wine tasting at Dourakis vineyard, and Lake Kournas (very close). From the villa, you can walk into Vrysses where there are a number of tavernas (10 minute walk).

The inside of the villa was spacious and the airconditioning efficient (though not the quietest). Wifi was also decent generally though not available in the downstairs apartment. The kitchen was reasonably but not brilliantly stocked and we had to buy dishwasher tablets, washing powder etc. - it would have been great if those essentials had been provided. There's plenty of space inside to lounge on sofas or eat/play games. The bedrooms are not particularly big and there's no purpose-built shower in the main house (just an attachment over the Jacuzzi bath), so quite difficult not to flood the room! All the bedrooms had shutters so very easy to lie in in the mornings, which we liked.

All in all, a very attractive property in a great location, we had a brilliant week. Thank you George and your family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maria, Your comment just posted and it's so much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we certainly take note of the tips you gave us. Really hope to see you and your family again in the future. Thank you so much for choosing our property for your vacation! George and Lila
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5

Fantastic stay in a luxury villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was clean and really very well equipped. The description is accurate. The owner gave us a great service. The cleaning company was frequently and the pool is fantastic!!!!

The stay was quiet and no problems.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ein wunderbarer Familienurlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben selten ein so gut ausgestattetes Haus erlebt. Es ist wirklich alles da. Das zusätzliche Appartment im EG sorgt für zusätzliche Privatssphäre, wenn man mit mehreren Leuten unterwegs ist. Das Haus ist in der Realität wirklich so wie auf den Fotos, sehr schön eingerichtet und alles ist relativ neu.

Die Lage ist ebenfalls top. Sehr ruhig aber nach dem Ort Vrisses, der landschaftlich sehr reizvoll liegt und in dem man alles bekommt, was man für den täglichen Bedarf braucht, einschließlich einiger guter Tavernen am Abend.

Die Betreuung durch George und Lila ist ebenfalls hervorragend. Wir erhielten gleich die Mobilrufnummern und jede unserer Fragen war in wenigen Minuten beantwortet.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ein wunderbarer Familienurlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben selten ein so gut ausgestattetes Haus erlebt. Es ist wirklich alles da. Das zusätzliche Appartment im EG sorgt für zusätzliche Privatssphäre, wenn man mit mehreren Leuten unterwegs ist. Das Haus ist in der Realität wirklich so wie auf den Fotos, sehr schön eingerichtet und alles ist relativ neu.

Die Lage ist ebenfalls top. Sehr ruhig aber nach dem Ort Vrisses, der landschaftlich sehr reizvoll liegt und in dem man alles bekommt, was man für den täglichen Bedarf braucht, einschließlich einiger guter Tavernen am Abend.

Die Betreuung durch George und Lila ist ebenfalls hervorragend. Wir erhielten gleich die Mobilrufnummern und jede unserer Fragen war in wenigen Minuten beantwortet.

Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Apokoronos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
28 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,057
for 7 nights
From
£151
 
 
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,063
for 7 nights
£1,063
 
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,063
for 7 nights
£1,063
 
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,251
for 7 nights
£1,251
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,876
for 7 nights
£1,876
 
 
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,876
for 7 nights
£1,876
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,251
for 7 nights
£1,251
 
 
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,063
for 7 nights
£1,063
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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