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An Architectural Jewel Next to Marathi beach - Full Privacy & Spectacular Views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,121 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Full facilities and perfect layout for holidays next to the famous Marathi beach

*** The whole outdoor area is surrounded by a glass fence. New photos will be uploaded shortly. ***

Villa Oikia is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number: 1042Κ10003138201.

Set on a hill next to the well known Marathi beach, Villa Oikia is an awarded house for its perfect design and layout for holidays! Open the panoramic glass doors around the villa and integrate the indoor into the outdoor areas, having the same “summer” feeling from any spot of the villa. Relax across the veranda framed by the refreshing water body of the immaculate infinity pool, let your senses indulge in a breathtaking panorama of Souda bay and the majestic mountain range of “Lefka Ori” dotted with the picturesque villages. Enjoy tranquillity, comfort and luxuriousness in this exquisite and unique villa.

The two-storey 290 sq. m villa with superb architectural design is tastefully decorated with minimum style and it can accommodate 10 people in beds and up to 11 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 two seat sofas, a fireplace, a 46” satellite HDTV, DVD player, sound music system and an indoor dining area. An impressive panoramic floor-to-ceiling window from the living room area leads you to the outdoor terrace, garden and pool. Additionally a grass covered backyard garden with hammock is located behind the living room. Next to the open plan living-dining area there is a fully equipped kitchen of top quality fixtures and appliances. Furthermore, a fully organised office room is also found on the same floor.

As you go through the hall way on the ground floor there are 3 bedrooms, laundry room with washing machine and a tumble dryer and the main bathroom with bath and shower. The bedrooms are one main bedroom with a king size double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and other two with 2 single beds. The single beds can be converted to a double bed. All the bedrooms on the ground floor have sea view and direct access to the pool area.

A staircase leads you down to the lower floor where you can find an open plan area designed for children with a double bed and two single beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, a playroom area and a secondary kitchen. The area also contains a 40” HDTV, Xbox with games, board games, a collection of Playmobil games and a treadmill for exercise.

The landscaped outdoor area of the villa offers a variety of facilities and spots for relaxation.

More specifically our outdoor facilities include:

- 18 m long ( 72 sq. m in total) infinity swimming pool with hydro massage

- Fully equipped gas barbecue

- An outdoor dining table with views to the pool and the surrounding landscape

- A variety of furnished spots (with sun beds, outdoor sofas and hammock) for relaxing in the terrace and the garden around the villa

- Parking space for 3 cars

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:
20 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

What makes villa Oikia so special:

- The perfect layout of the villa designed especially for holiday makers! Open the panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the living room and integrate the indoor areas into the pool area, having the same “summer” feeling from any spot of the villa.

- Unique view, being located in an area overlooking the Souda bay with the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) behind provide unique and stunning sea and mountain views from the villa both indoors and outdoors.

- The villa is located next to Marathi beach which is one of the best beaches in Crete, with crystal clear and always calm waters, ideal for families. Also you can find everything within walking distances from the villa such as grocery shops and great traditional taverns as the village of Sternes is only 300 meters away.

- Total quietness and full privacy as the villa is located in a fenced 2,000 sq. m hill. Also even the airport looks to be close on the map, we can guarantee that you will never hear any sound of planes from the villa area (planes are landing and taking off in a different direction, so they do not pass over or close to the villa).

- The hospitality of the owner, he will be on hand with helpful advice and information whenever it is needed. The owners have a wide knowledge of the island and will be only to willing to suggest places of interest and routes to get there.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3121 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the ground floor, en-suite bathroom of the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On the ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the lower floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On the ground floor with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , On the ground floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , On the ground floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , On the lower floor with en-suite bathroom
  • All the bedrooms have air condition, closet, orthopaedic mattresses and HDTV. Also the villa has two extra removable beds. Baby cot is also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • 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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An Architectural Jewel Next to Marathi beach - Full Privacy & Spectacular Views!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

A view you will never forget!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every moment in this wonderful house with one of the best views you can wish for. Very stylish furniture and decorations, comfortable beds, and fantastic views form all upstairs bedrooms, the kitchen and the eating/living room. The fireplace allows for a cosy evening in case it is getting chilly (it did - mid October :-). A well-equipped kitchen enables easy cooking or brewing your own coffee in the morning. But certainly the huge terrace with the long infinity pool, lovely wooden table seating 10 persons and comfy sofas is the real jewel of the place - truly unforgettable and even more impressive than the already nice pictures of the homepage!

The house offers lots of space for two families with kids. The downstairs room is perfectly suited to accommodate 4 younger kids, with plenty of games and books.

Now and then there was an odd smell downstairs (diesel, sewage). And some aspects of the house are a bit dated (floors, bathrooms, windows with cracks, broken bike) and would benefit from repair.

Georg, the owner of the house, gave us a warm welcome and explained the villa in person. He also owns an ice cream shop in Chania, with free servings for all guests: most delicious! Thanks again so much for letting us rent your beautiful villa! Kostas and Sophia who assist Georg in looking after the house were very helpful. They connected us to 'best car rentals', and renting two cars from this company was easy and reliable.

Overall a highly recommended place!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Villa Oikia was very nice. The house is in a beautiful setting with long range views and a fantastic outdoor area. It is close to the airport & close enough to Chania without the crowds. Overall the property is wonderful but does need some repairs

Overall we were very happy

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Lovely villa, Lovely view

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, awesome scenery, good location for beaches, nice base for Chania and surrounding towns. Would visit again. Mr George was superb and very helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, awesome scenery, good location for beaches, nice base for Chania and surrounding towns. Would visit again. Mr George was superb and very helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Get away from it all.

  • 3 of 5

First impression was superb, lovely villa, well presented ( we were apparently the first guests this year). Mr George was very helpful and took us to get initial groceries and explained the local area. We found that after buying groceries for the week, the fridge and freezer didn't work, fortunately there was a back up downstairs but only after we had to throw lots away. A call was made and the fridge was "repaired" only to fail completely hours later. There was a strange diesel smell on entering the property but you got passed that quickly.

You definitely need a car as it's isolated from everything except the mini market and coffee shop at the top of the hill. The BBQ hadn't been cleaned and was unusable. Other than that, the kitchen has everything you could need, the beds are comfy the lounge is great the external area is spacious plenty of sun beds, great pool, great views, cleaners were fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Wonderful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an absolute amazing week! The owner Mr George was really welcoming and all the people we met on Crete were also very kind.

The villa in fact is as amazing as it looks on the photos and there is really enough space for all, even for 13 people if you don't mind sleeping on sofas which are also comfortable. The pool can be illuminated by night. The view is stunning and there are almost no neighbors that can be disturbed or are disturbing.

You can't hear the airport but there are sometimes jet fighters from the nearby military base, so it can be noisy sometimes. There is also no complete privacy since you can be seen by a road, but there are hardly any people.

All in all, we can just recommend booking your vacation there!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Kilometres
Chania international Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
13.7 Kilometres
Souda (Chania) port
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Tavern Niolos
Nearest Beach
3.2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Oikia is located on Akrotiri peninsula, overlooking the Souda bay and just outside the small traditional village Sternes, around 14 km north east of Chania town.

The whole surrounding area is a totally quiet natural environment ideal for relaxing but also being very close to all kind of supplies shops, restaurants and services. In Sternes village you will be able to find all kind of small grocery shops but most of supplies can be found in Kounoupidiana (9 km away from the villa) which is the largest village of Akrotiri peninsula.

The closest well known area because of its famous beach is Marathi which is only 2 min drive away. Marathi is an organised sandy beach which is famous for the crystal blue and calm waters with some excellent traditional seafood taverns. It is actually one of the favourite beaches for locals who are driving many kilometres in order to visit there especially during weekends. Take the advantage of staying next to it and enjoy daily this one of the best beaches in the whole Crete. Another well known beach next to the villa which worth a visit is Loutraki (2.6 km away).

Regarding Akrotiri area, there are some remarkable historical monuments, monasteries, churches, caves, the famous tombs of Venizelos and many places with archaeological interests.

In addition, if you are looking for privileges that only a big city can offer, then Chania town is 13 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.

PLEASE be advised that the villa may appear on a different "location category" on HomeAway affiliate websites, depending on their categorised locations (each affiliate website has its own "location categories").


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
16 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
low season 2018
1 Oct 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
high season 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 15 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season 2019
16 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 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

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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