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Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Located in a peaceful village But 5minutes away from the tourist areas

Villa Anna Gaia is waiting for you adults and children with her 1000 m² of garden full of Mediterranean herbs and flowers, a large infinity pool, 3 large bedrooms all en-suite, outdoor terraces, balconies and pergolas with the superb view of the Aegean Sea and the impressive Bay of Souda.

Air condition in all the rooms, fly screams in all the windows, WIFI, TV, DVD player, books, games for the pool, comfortable sun chairs, umbrella, table and chairs under the pergola for outside lunch and dinners and outside kitchen with build-in barbecue, outside shower, baby cot and high chair.

Furnished with taste and care, Villa Anna Gaia is ideal for those who want calm and tranquility but can be only a mile away from the Taverns, Supermarkets, Bank and all the facilities. The golden sandy beaches of Kalives and Almerida are only few minutes away.

The medieval city of Chania with the magnificent Venetian harbour is a ‘must’ for an evening out and is only at 15 minutes by car.

The International Airport of Chania is located at 25 minutes and the same distance is the sandy beaches of Georgopoulis and the beautiful old town of Rethynmon.

We wait for you with a nice and fresh bottle of Retsina and as the name Anna Gaia means, you will have a joyfully holidays.

1 HOUR MAX TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES OF GREECE (Official classification from the Greek Board of Tourism):

Falasarna: Breathtaking beauty.

The Lagoon of Balos: romantically beautiful.

Elafonissi: Glorious nature

TripAvisor review Elafonissi at 7* of the most beautiful beach of the world and 2* place in Europe: dreamy Elafonissi Beach in Crete described by reviewers as offering ‘white sand with a hint of red garnet. Warm and clear water and no rocks at all.’

More Details

Dolores Olivier
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Dolores Olivier

Half French, half Spanish, married to a Greek!!! and our son is..... British. I being living in 8 different countries (16 years in Nottingham) I learn a little bit about different cultures. With my little Family we here to provide you with our Mediterranean warm and our knowledge and our goal is to make your stay as nice and beautiful as it should be.

A bottle of Raki is in the fridge waiting for you.

Welcome in Crete!

Why Dolores Olivier chose Chania

Infinity pool, plenty of space, calm, tranquility few minutes away from the ''civilization'' and beautiful sandy beaches.

We dont even talk about the panorama witch is simply marvelous.

Be aware of the birdsong and dazzled by the clarity of the sun.

The only problem you will encounter: you will never want to leave this beautiful place!

What makes this villa unique

The villa is ideally situated few minutes away from the sandy beaches , typical Taverns, shops.....

The Cretan Diet is available in all the Taverns where fresh fish, fruit and veg are 'de rigueur'. Extra olive oil is guaranty and home made wine and Raki are the proud of the owners.

Yaourt and Honey are a local production

1 HOUR MAX TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES OF GREECE (Official classification from the Greek Board of Tourism):

Falasarna: Breathtaking beauty.

The Lagoon of Balos: romantically beautiful.

Elafonissi: Glorious nature

TripAvisor review Elafonissi at 7* of the most beautiful beach of the world and 2* place in Europe: dreamy Elafonissi Beach in Crete described by reviewers as offering ‘white sand with a hint of red garnet. Warm and clear water and no rocks at all.’


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Ensuite with shower 1 Separed Toilet for the guests
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 3 Double bedrooms each with is own balcony with view of the sea. All ensuite
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Parasol
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
MORE AND MORE GUEST ARE ASKING FOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Experienced and caring Dental Surgeon, qualified from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with diplomas from the University of Salford in Manchester UK and from the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry. During your stay, take advantage of the FREE initial consultation to discuss any dental concerns you might have, eg implants, cosmetic or simple dental treatments. We can arrange for the treatments to fit your holiday's schedule. The prices are very competitive compared to the UK and other European countries.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.785714 based on 32 reviews

The property was ok, but..

  • 2 of 5

The stay at the Villa was ok, but I cannot recommend this easily and the reason was the way we were treated on arrival by the agent.

Obviously (I hope) there must have been some kind of misunderstanding, but still. We are not used to having professional parties yelling at us in crowded restaurants and making subtle threats.

My party of 7 were looking forward to 9 days in Villa Anna Gaia and arrived as scheduled at Chania airport at around 11:15'ish. After a delay at the airport, as the car rental had cancelled our reservation and knowing that the Villa would be contractually ready at the earliest 15:30, we drove off for lunch.

A couple of days before departure we were informed that they would try their best to have the Villa ready for us earlier if possible. The arrangement was to do our shopping/lunch and then connect with the agent.

During lunch at app 14:00, I sent the agent a text message and got as a response that they had been at the Villa since 08:00, had other guests and couldn't wait for us anymore. There was a reference to a SMS that had been sent, which I assume would have more information about this. Maybe as we had been on a flight for 4,5 hours this SMS were never received.

When the agent then showed up in the restaurant yelling "THIS IS NOT HOW WE DO THINGS HERE", I lost all credibility for this arrangement. It was also mentioned that they had waited for 6 hours, which was interesting as we had naturally been on a flight. All this in front of our kids and many other guests.. The agent even managed to add "Do you want the house, or not?" to the conversation, as if we, during high season with kids, would have so many other choices, already being on-site.

The agent had no time to follow us to the villa, so we were not informed about the additional heating arrangement, which meant that there was not enough hot water for 7 people, making shower a very quick and non-relaxing activity for the first half of our stay until the pool-guy came by and informed us.

Extremely unprofessional and as I know there are many other options I would search somewhere else than HomeAway for our next vacation in Crete.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 1) I'm not the agent but the owner of the villa 2) They didnt want to go the villa immidiatly as they wanted to go by their self 3) I have 7 others houses rented by homeaway for the past 10 years 4) I saw and received hundred of guests all around the world and never had a complaint 5) I never encountered such an ''inusual'' group and I really feel sorry for their children 6) From the begining, this people has no manner, no education, no respect and not a clue about social comportment 7) Their attitude before and during their stay was absoluly abherrent/ 8) My daughter in law is from the same country than T T. and she was ashemed for their behavour and wanted nothing to do with them. 9) They left the villa in such a state of durt that I had to paid double for the cleaning Lady. 10) It is true that I asked them if they still wanted the villa hoping that they said NO but unfortunately for me they want it
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Nice and quiet hill side villa

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house and location, only negative is be prepared to test your driving skills getting up and down the driveway. Also it may be a Crete or Greek thing but the bedding is hard and flat not very comfortable.

The owner was welcoming and wonderful to us we would rent from Dolores again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J.R. Thank you for your stay. I cannot apologize for the driveway as this is how they do it in Crete. Concerning the mattresses that's the way we do it in Europe. How can little Crete compete with the ''super'' USA in general or Chicago, your town? We dont stand a chance!!!!! Best wishes for your future job and the travelling in the old and marvelous Europe. xxx
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Un petit coin de paradis entre mer et montagnes

  • 5 of 5

Quel séjour merveilleux !

Les mots ne suffisent pas pour décrire cette trop courte semaine que nous avons passée sur cette île que nous visitions pour la 1ère fois.

Mais nous avons surtout eu la chance de rencontrer Dolorès, dont l'accueil et la gentillesse nous ont très vite fait oublier le stress de la vie parisienne pour ne profiter que des instants présents, à admirer la méditerranée depuis cette magnifique Villa perchée sur la montagne.

Quel plaisir de déjeuner au chant des cigales !

Tout est fait pour nous donner l'envie de revenir très vite et plus longtemps, profiter du soleil, de la mer et de la chaleur des crétois mais aussi et surtout de partager un verre de Raki avec notre nouvelle amie, Dolorès.

1000 mercis à toi

Et 1000 bisous de la part d'Eugénie et Christophe.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: J ai beaucoup de chance avec mes locataires du monde entier mais parfois je suis surprise par certaines personnes. C est le cas avec C et E. qui sans histoire sont devenus des amis! Leur gentillesse, enthousiasme, sympatie m ont vraiment touche. En un mot, j ai touche le GROS LOT avec eux et s ils ne reviennent pas avec leurs enfants, ils auront de mes nouvelles. Bizzzzzzzzz a Vous 2 Les Amoureux et surtout ne changer pas car Vous etes SUPER!
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Hi, I stayed at this property on early August 2017 with my family. The house and welcome from Dolores and her husband was amazing and we had one of the best holidays we have ever had. We have often booked through homeandaway and it is common for the photos to oversell the house, in this case however the photos do not do it justice. 3 large bedrooms, the downstairs is larger then seems and the views are breathtaking. We would highly recommend this house to anyone who would like a quiet, relaxed vacation to spend time enjoying family life.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très agréable gîte avec vue imprenable

  • 4 of 5

Très agréable gîte très bien situé près de Chania. Dolorès, la propriétaire, est adorable et prouve que l'accueil crétois n'est pas un vain mot. Le gîte, très fonctionnel, est conforme aux photos. La piscine à débordement offre une vue remarquable sur les environs. Ne surtout pas manquer les lever et coucher du soleil.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr J C sont venus en famille feter leur 30 Anniversaire de mariage, Nous leur avons trouver une voiture de location, rempli le frigo, et nous leur avons OFFERT un super gâteau d anniversaire avec leurs noms et voeux en Grec et bien sur des bugies, carte.... Ils etaient aux Anges d avoir autant d attention et non cessez de nous remercier de notre gentillesse, courtesie et beaute des lieux. Au plaisir de vous revoir pour le 35* Anniversaire
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Un séjour que nous n'oublierons pas

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour magnifique (mais trop court!) dans la maison louée par Dolorés. En quelques jours, nous avons complètement décompressé. La maison et sa piscine sont très agréables, dans un site très beau (vue sur la baie) et très calme mais à proximité de tout. Dolorès et sa famille prêtent une vraie attention à leurs clients, ce qui est, à ce point, bien rare. Et puis, nous avons aussi fait la rencontre d'un jeune petit chien abandonné à cet endroit et que nous avons recueilli jusque chez nous en France, grâce à l'aide encore une fois de Dolorès (pas simple les papiers en grec!). Un lien à distance avec la Crête est ainsi tissé pour de longues années et nous espérons revenir très prochainement.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 6 Personnes sont arrives depuis la France. 6 Amis + un chiot sont repartis nous laissant plein de bons souvenirs et de moments heureux. Les parents sont adorables et les 4 adolescents sont plus beaux les uns que les autres. Nous avons regarde le Foot avec la France, dejeuner ensemble et puis plein d autres choses.... Ils vont revernir et on reste en contact car ils sont trop!
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Souda Bay Port
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Kalyves beach
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Almerida Beach
Car: necessary

Very easy from Chania International Airport (25 minutes away) and from Hiraklion Airport (1h30mn).

The Motorway is free in Crete

I will sent you directions and I will give you a meeting point to take you to the villa.prior your arrival.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Chania, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Le paiement pour la reservation doit etre efectue par virement banquaire au Credit Agricole Isle de France / Paris
Les prix indiques sont net. Inclus TVA and Taxes

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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