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Ideal for Large Groups (up to 14 Persons),Swimming Pool,Close to the Sea-Beaches

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Stunning Residence, Extensive Grounds & Spacious Terraces

Villa Oleander offers the finest luxury and style across vast interiors and serene gardens, in an idyllic hilltop location on the Akrotiri Peninsula, just a stones throw from the Cretian coastline and the beach. This property is spread across 2 separate units that combine to accommodate up to 14 persons, making this villa an ideal choice for large groups looking to enjoy a memorable summer experience and the best the island has to offer. There is easy access to the numerous beaches around the area and it is a wonderful setting for leisure and sunbathing by the pool.The interiors have all been designed with an acute eye for blending style with the highest quality comforts and amenities. Both modern and traditional motifs are employed with a stunning attention to detail throughout the 500sqm living space, whilst automated technology allows for your holiday to flow seemlessly with your every need catered for.

Stepping outdoors, there is a huge salt water pool with magnificent views, and a barbeque and dining area under the welcome shade of a pergola. All the while the whole property enjoys gentle aromas from the aromatic herbs and flowers that grow in the surrounding gardens.

Whether you dream of lazy days by the pool or down on the sandy beach soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine, or maybe you'd rather be exploring the rugged mountains and snorkelling out at sea, whatever pastime you select, Villa Oleandrer ensures an unforgettable luxury holiday experience on this fantastic island.

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margarita markantonaki
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Greek
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Kounoupidiana around the Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , marble tiled-brand new
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , marble tiled-brand new
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , marble tiled-brand new
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , marble-tiled,brand new
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen size
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , twin beds that could be made as a double (king-size)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen size
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , king size
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are 7 bedrooms in total, split in two different levels (ground floor and first floor) with complete privacy and autonomy. The ground floor has 4 bedrooms and the first floor 3 bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Ideal for Large Groups (up to 14 Persons),Swimming Pool,Close to the Sea-Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

An incredible Villa for large family vacations - highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Our family returned from a very satisfying vacation at Villa Oleander. We were a party of thirteen including parents, children and grandchildren. The Villa’s three separable living quarters easily accommodated our numbers with quiet spaces for each including indoor living areas and shaded outdoor porches. In addition to the Villa, our owner/host manage a spa/hotel in Chania supporting the excellent service we were accorded during our stay – providing access to excellent catering services, child care and assisting with our every need. The beautifully manicured grounds included a shaded outdoor dining area, pool perfectly proportioned for grandchildren and adults alike, and ample grass landscaping surrounded by olive and fruit trees providing exquisite privacy. We could not have found a better location for our vacation and highly recommend the Villa.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. John M. It was such a pleasure having you as our Guests! You are a lovely family and we truly hope that we will be able to welcome you in the near future. Kind regards, Margarita Markantonaki
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Exactly as described/photographed

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa for a group of 11 friends.

Villa is split into two apartments but the living and outside space of the upper appartment is big enough for the whole group.

Meticulously clean, cleaner sent in every day to change beds, lovely toiletries provided, fantastic pool (there are 10 sun beds around the pool), sea view. The outside areas are particularly strong at this villa.

Couple of things to mention - the location of this villa definitely requires a car, although you can walk to a small local beach and taverna, everything else is within driving distance.

The cicadas are extremely noisy during the summer months and, although it didn't both me personally, a few in our group complained of being woken up at 6/7am by their noise.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were 3 families staying at villa oleander aug16

  • 5 of 5

The most wonderful holiday we loved every moment spent at this beautifully kept villa.

Everything we had hoped for and we were not disappointed! Many days spent at the pool, beach a close drive away, rooms spacious, villa is brand new, owners are so friendly and do everything they can to assist and make ones stay a true dream holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs. Cimato, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It was such a pleasure having you. We are so happy that you had a wonderful holiday. We do hope that you will be back soon. Thank you for all your kind words! Kind regards, Margarita Markantonaki
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The perfect villa for 2 families!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Oleander was our first holiday with my parents and my in-laws! With 13 of us in total, the villa was the perfect size to give us all our own space.

upon arrival Margarita greeted us, showed us around and gave us a thorough briefing on the villa and the surrounding area. She arranged for food to be delivered from a local - it was great home cooked food, highly recommend!

We had a maid come and clean from 9am to 1pm ever day (they had asked us what our preferred start time was). She started outside and cleaned all around the pool area and the outside dining then moved indoors around 11am to start the kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. We had fresh towels and toilet roll every day it was like staying in a hotel! Also toiletries - hand wash, body wash, shampoo and conditioner was all provided and great quality too!

All the bedrooms were a good size for any couple - however some had limited storage space i.e. 1 small wardrobe with no draw space. Both floors had easy access to the pool area with great living space. There are many outdoor seating areas but the main area by the pool was amazing. They have thought of everything in terms of what you might need - outdoor fridge, ice machine, sink with all the cleaning products/cloths, comfy seating area and bbq. All the kitchens were well equipped - glasses, plastic glasses, pots, pans, cutlery etc. The knives could be better!

The pool was a salt water pool very clean and a great size. The sun shone all day! Also pool towels are provided!

In terms of the area, you can walk down to a beach but its along a main road and the beach is very small and seems more like a locals beach. The next beach along called Stavros is a lovely beach!! better to drive though. It was a beautiful little cove with clear sea and soft sand and nice restaurants - we went to Mama's for lunch very nice!

Further back the other way in the town Kounoupidiana there are 3 supermarkets - 3-5 min drive - the one at the top of the hill is the better one. There is also a good quality butchers! we did walk into the town twice for dinner - the walk is about 15-20mins but its up hill on a main road however the road isn't very busy so felt safe.

Overall, the standard of this property was 5 star - very clean, well equipped, well thought out, great living space! Margarita was on hand throughout the whole of our stay - helped us with restaurant recommendations, booking us taxis, car hire etc. Highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs. Zoe, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at Villa Oleander. We aim to provide all the facilities and service so as to ensure that our guests will have a memorable experience and all your comments are very important for us. I am delighted to hear that you had a nice time whilst in Crete. Thank you again for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming back you in near future!
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Взрыв мозга!

  • 5 of 5

Взрыв мозга.

Там все идеально!

Заехали 21.07.2016г.

Вилла полностью соответствует описанию и фотографиям. Кухня полностью укомплектована всем, чем можно только придумать. Порадовал винный шкаф и машина для льда. Вилла просто роскошная. Очень современная. Отличный просторный бассейн, газовая печь барбекю и летняя кухня. Оливковый сад и вид на море. Горничная убиралась каждый день. Вот за телевидение ничего не скажу, просто не включали, некогда было. Дети только изредка PS4 гоняли.

Мы приехали с друзьями, порадовало, что вилла устроена так, что два ее этажа независимы друг от друга, каждый с отдельной кухней и гостиной, и поэтому при желании можно не мешать друг другу.

Помимо прочего, у виллы очень выгодное расположение - 5 мин. пешком до чудесного бесплатного пляжа.

Хозяева очень гостеприимны. Маргарите желаем всего самого наилучшего, и рады, что она и ее мама являются собственниками такого чудесного владения.

Очень постараемся приехать ещё.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being our Guests!!!!! It was a pleasure having you and we truly hope that we will be able to welcome you in the near future!!!
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Just beautiful, you won't be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

When we booked the villa back in March 2016, there were no reviews for the villa so we were concerned that the villa may not have existed. Working with Up Crete Villas was easy and helped build our confidence.

The villa is just as beautiful as the pictures, maybe even better than the pictures. We were a family of 12 so we rented the whole house. It felt like we were coming home to a resort every time we would open the gates. The grounds are so beautifully landscape with Olive trees. Each room is equipped with it's own temperature control - that's a huge bonus for so many people with different preferences.

The pool is by far the best pool I have ever swam in. It's the perfect temperature and I believe salt water.

The villa is quick drive to the near by stores for groceries, bakery, gas, etc.

The villa is about 20 min drive into Chania - we loved hanging out in the old town.

Food is reasonably priced so you won't need to cook too much at the villa.

Every amenity you need is at the villa - ice machine, pots and pans, some spices, hair dryers, iron, laundry, etc.

Coming from North America we are used to separate washer and separate dryer so we had some trouble using the two in one machine. We never did figure it out!

I definitely would recommend this villa and Crete. Be sure to take a boat to Ballos beach - it is just stunning.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs. Salima, I would like to thank you once again for being our guests! Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I am really delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay. It is more than a pleasure reading such a review, since the villa is new and all the feedback is very important for us. It is fantastic to hear that the villa is nicer than the pictures and that it is the best pool that you have ever swam in. I am very pleased that you appreciated all the small details such as the independant air conditioning system or the variety of appliances etc. I wish all the best to all your family and I hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Margarita Markantonaki
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
850 Metres
Car: necessary

There are plenty of sandy & organized beaches close by (such as Agios Onoufrios, Kalathas, Tersanas, Stavros, Marathi, Machairida).

Within only a few minutes you can find plenty of tavernas, cafes, super markets & grocery stores, bakeries & pastry shops, pharmacy, beauty & nail center, fitness centers, tennis court, bank, pharmacy, doctor.

At the same time it is located very close to Chania town and the Old Venetian Harbour which is very picturesque and a great place to spend the evening; wandering around the narrow streets and then having dinner in one of the numerous tavernas.

The location is a great base to explore the beaches during the day or do some hiking and then spend the night in the main town.

If you love hiking, there are plenty of gorges that you could hike and plenty of excursions that we could arrange.


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