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Stay Over the Sky with Full Luxurious Facilities-The Most Breathtaking View Ever

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Luxury private villa with full facilities next to Chania city and the beach!

Villa Golden Hill is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1042K10003167301.

Villa Golden Hill is a 450 sq. m luxury villa with a high standard construction quality and rich facilities for the whole family.

Located on a totally private and fenced hill of 6,000 sq.m just on the outskirts of Chania city, the villa offers total quietness and probably the best panoramic view over the Cretan island and the sea!

Feel that you are staying over the sky as the villa is located 600 meters over sea level and Chania city but only a few km away from them!

A peaceful atmosphere and modern amenities for restful holidays, perfect for families and children, couples, newly-weds and people with good taste. Enjoy tranquillity, comfort and luxuriousness in this exquisite and unique villa.

Totally isolated but also close to everything, the three-storey 450 sq. m villa is furnished stylishly inside and out with great attention to every details. It can accommodate 10 people in beds and up to 12 people if it is necessary.

Entering the villa on the ground floor there is a spacious open plan area consisting of the living room with a fireplace, a 47” satellite HDTV, an indoor dining area and a fully equipped kitchen of top quality fixtures and appliances. There is also another sitting area with great view spreading in front of it. The living room area opens to a veranda with sitting area which also leads you to the pool and the garden area. Additionally an organised office room and a toilet are also found on the same floor.

Reaching to the first floor there are three bedrooms, two with a double bed and the other one with two single beds. One of the double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower. There is also the main bathroom with Jacuzzi on the same floor. Spectacular sea views can be enjoyed from all the bedrooms on the first floor.

A staircase from the living room area on the ground floor leads you down to the lower floor. On this floor there is a gym, an open plan area consisting of the playroom area and the secondary kitchen. Our gym has a wide collection of fitness equipment such as a treadmill, a stationary bicycle, abs equipment, a fitness multifunctional apparatus and exercise balls. The spacious and cozy playroom area contains a large sofa, 50” HDTV, Playstation4 with games, board games, toys for young children and a billiard. There is also a ping pong table on the veranda outside of the playroom area.

Moreover there are two bedrooms on the same floor, one with a bunk bed and the other one with two single beds which also can be set up as a double bed. A bathroom with shower is also found on this floor.

The beautifully landscaped outdoor area is surrounded by more than 150 different kinds of flowers and trees and it offers a variety of facilities and spots for relaxation.

More specifically our outdoor facilities include:

- 90 sq. m ecological swimming pool with hydro massage.

- Fruit trees garden with variety of fruits such as peach, apple, pear, grape, orange, fig, pomegranate and cherry.

- Fully equipped charcoal barbecue area with a sink and a wood oven

- Two outdoor dining tables under pergolas

- Hot tube next to the pool

- A variety of furnished spots (with sun beds, outdoor sofas, Gazebo bed, armchairs and a hammock under a pergola) for relaxing in the balconies, the veranda and the gardens around the villa

- Playground area for young children

- Parking space for many cars

The whole outdoor area is totally private and fenced, offering 100% privacy to our guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

About Kostas Vasilakis

My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012.

I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay.

Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!

My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2016

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefits of Villa Golden Hill are:

- Unique view, being located on a hill, 600 meters over the sea level and overlooking Chania city, it provides unique and grand views of the sea and the Cretan coast from the western side till Rethymno city on the East. Sunset from the villa is absolutely breathtaking and promises unforgettable moments!

- Full facilities for all generations. Numerous sitting areas, huge pool, hot tube, playroom, gym, playgrounds, office room, spacious living rooms, two fully equipped kitchens, two different barbecue areas and many more! It is hard to find a villa with so many facilities for the whole group and at the same time being organised in every detail.

- Total quietness and full privacy as the villa is located in a fenced 6.000 sq. m hill surrounded by the Cretan nature. Explore our private hill and find out a variety of more than 150 different flowers and fruit trees. All fruits will be at your disposal!

- The location, as the villa seems to be isolated but at the same time everything is really close to it! Traditional tavern is in a walking distance away, Mournies village with all kind of shops is 5 min drive away, Stilos village which is well known for the excellent traditional taverns is only 5 km away and Chania city is only 10 min drive away!

- There is a horse riding available just 500 m away from the villa.

- The hospitality of the owner and his family who will help you for everything and he will be there whenever you might need him!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Chania in Eleftherios Venizelos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the lower floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , On the ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , On the first floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the first floor, en-suite bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , On the lower floor, the bedroom has a bunk bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , On the lower floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , On the first floor with access to balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , On the first floor with access to balcony
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , On the first floor, it has en-suite bathroom
    Playroom area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All the bedrooms have air condition, closet and HDTV. Baby cot is also available. Single beds can also be set up as a double.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our services include: Welcome Basket - Cleaning every 3 days - Linen and towel change every 3 days - Pool towels provided - Gardener twice a week - Cleaning and pool maintenance 2 or 3 times a week (depends on the weather). Services upon request (extra charge): Doctor on call - Massage - Beauty treatments - Yoga and/or Pilates mat sessions - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Diving - Car or Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional Cretan food to your place - Airport transfer - Cook (Chef) in your villa. Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!


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Stay Over the Sky with Full Luxurious Facilities-The Most Breathtaking View Ever
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful luxury villa with breath-taking views!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a part of 5 adults, 3 children and 1 infant and stayed at Villa Golden Hill during the last two weeks of August 2017. On arrival, we were met by the owner's son, Kostantinos, who was an absolute gentleman and the perfect host during our stay, providing a full tour of the villa facilities and was in regular contact to answer any questions and make helpful suggestions about places to visit and dining options. We booked through etouri, the villa property management company and I can't thank Kostas and Sophia enough for the highly professional service they provided before and after we booked and also whilst we were there.

The villa is in a secluded location in the hills above Souda Bay with simply fantastic views across the city of Chania and the akrotiri peninsula beyond and is perfectly positioned to enjoy the beautiful sunsets. The property is luxurious throughout with one living area on the ground floor with outside terrace overlooking the pool and another downstairs at basement level which also has a pool table and separate outside dining area with even its own outdoor traditional pizza oven.

The villa is in a very secluded location, reached by winding but well-maintained mountain roads. The nearest village (Malaxa) does not have any facilities for tourists which means a car is essential (the drive up to the villa from the road is quite steep so would recommend one with a bit of power!!). However, the nearest large supermarkets are only 15-20 minutes drive and are very well stocked. There is a local taverna which is a few minutes drive up the road from the villa which also does take-away. The are beautiful sandy beaches which can be reached in around 25-30 minutes. We would recommend Kalyves if travelling with children as it has great sand (perfect for building castles or more ambitious projects!) and shallow, crystal-clear water - sunbeds etc. are provided by the beach bars and normally free if buying drinks/food during the day. We also enjoyed the beaches at Stavros and Marathi. We also visited Falasarna beach which is about an hour drive but worth it as is a beautiful, long and wide sandy beach - though can get windy. Chania city is around 25 mins drive and we had no trouble finding somewhere to park. The old town behind the venetian harbour is lovely to wander round with some nice restaurants.

I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Golden Hill to anyone looking for a luxurious experience in a beautiful, peaceful and secluded location.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa and great service

  • 5 of 5

Lovely owners who met us at the villa on arrival to give us a tour and were easily contactable if we had any problems. Kostas, the villa manager, was also on hand if we needed anything and provided directions and information before our holiday.

The villa itself was amazing, was equipped with everything we wanted and located in a lovely spot with beautiful views over Chania and the bay.

Our three children were kept well entertained with the swimming pool, pool table, table tennis and games room which meant we had the chance to relax ourselves and enjoy the views from the hot tub!

The outdoor cooking areas were great and we especially enjoyed making home made pizza in the wood oven. If you're cooking at the villa, as we often did, it's worth venturing the extra couple of miles to the AB supermarket on the outskirts of Chania as we found it to be much better stocked than some of the larger supermarkets closer to the villa.

If we return to Crete, we will definitely return to Villa Golden Hill :)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at The Golden Hill. The villa is designed and built with attention and care. Really a high quality villa, both inside and in the many outside areas. It is very well equipped, spotless clean, and beautifully designed. A truly great please to unwind and relax. Located in the hills behind Chania, it provides a fantastic view over the city, island and ocean. The owners and managers are truly professional, with every effort to ensure a quality experience for guests of the house. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing villa - stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our wonderful stay at Golden Hills. The villa is beautiful and the views are stunning. We were a family of 8 adults spanning 3 generations and the villa suited us perfectly.

We were met when we arrived by Anastasia and her son Konstadinos they took time to show us around the villa and explain everything. The villa was extremely well equipped – we have stayed at many villas over Europe and this was one of the best we have stayed in. Anastasia had cooked us a delicious traditional Greek meal for our arrival and the shopping we had asked for was provided – and lots more as well! There was so much beautiful fruit that we were spoilt for choice.

The bedrooms are lovely with lots of storage space, the towels and sheets were changed after 3 days and the villa cleaned as well. The beds are very comfortable. We had 4 of the rooms made up as doubles which suited us perfectly though they can be arranged as twins if you require. The fifth bedroom has bunk beds.

Konstadinos kept in touch with us during our stay to ensure that everything was satisfactory and to make sure that we had everything that we needed – they made us feel so welcome.

The villa is as it states isolated and so you will need a car however this suited us perfectly and the views from this location as it shows in the pictures are simply stunning. There is a lot of local birdlife and wildlife to enjoy in the area. We passed mountain sheep and goats every day on the roadside and the birds can be viewed just from sitting by the pool. There is a local taverna a few hundred metres from the villa which we ate at on one evening. We were made very welcome and enjoyed a local Cretan meal. The drive to the waterfront in the old town in Chania takes about 20 minutes where you can enjoy the hustle and bustle in the evening and then return to the peace and tranquillity of Golden Hills!

We wanted to get away from it all and have a relaxing and chilled out break in Crete and Golden Hills provided that perfectly for us – thank you Anastasia and family for making our holiday so wonderful.

When we booked Kostas from Etouri was extremely efficient ensuring that all of my questions were answered and providing us with detailed directions to the villa and local amenities and beaches. He also put us in touch with Best Cars who provided us with a very reliable car with a quick and easy airport pick up at a good price.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 3

Der Blick ist unbezahlbar!

  • 5 of 5

Ein wirklich erhabenes Gefühl erfasst einen, wenn man auf der Terrasse steht und den Blick über die Stadt und das Meer schweifen lässt! Das ist unbeschreiblich! Auch die Kinder waren fasziniert! Das Haus und der Garten sind sehr gepflegt und man merkt, dass überall viel Herz drin steckt. Alles ist durchdacht und einfach perfekt! Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und alle Erwartungen wurden übertroffen! Theoretisch bräuchte man das Anwesen nicht verlassen, da es so viele Möglichkeiten bietet. Auch die persönliche Betreuung vor Ort ist vorbildlich. Wir machen seit vielen Jahren Urlaub in Ferienvillen und legen sehr viel Wert auf Sauberkeit, Privatsphäre und Ausstattung, dieses Jahr hatten wir besonders viel Glück bei unserer Auswahl! Vielen Dank dafür! Wir kommen gerne wieder!

Absolut empfehlenswert!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Chania international Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Kilometres
Chania town
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Souda (Chania) port
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Traditional tavern "Ovgoro"
Nearest Beach
13.8 Kilometres
Chrissi Akti beach, also known as Golden beach
Car: necessary

Villa Golden Hill is located on a private hill, 2 km outside the small traditional village Malaxa and overlooking the city of Chania and Souda bay which are located a few km away.

The whole surrounding area is in a quiet natural environment and even though the city is close, you can feel “away from it all”!

Next to the villa (300 m away) there is a great small tavern called “Ovgoro” where you can go on foot or order food delivery to the villa. Also 500 meters away there is a horse park where children can play and ride horses.

Within 5 km away there is the picturesque village of Stylos, famous for its giant plane trees, the traditional taverns, the natural spring waters and Diktamos Gorge.

Furthermore 9 km away from the villa, on your way to Chania city, there is a bigger village called Mournies where you will be able to find supermarkets, bakery, butcher, gas station, newsagent shop, pharmacy, banks and some great traditional taverns.

In addition, if you are looking for privileges that only a big city can offer, then Chania town is 11 km away and offers unique facilities and a wide variety of entertainment.

Staying in our villa offers you an opportunity of total relaxation in a quiet and secluded area with being in small distances to living areas at the same time.

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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
high season 2018
11 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
medium season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
medium season 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

**Special Offer in July 2018 is Now Available**
Everything is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!

Payment Schedule
The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation.
The remaining balance is due to be paid 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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