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Stunning luxury seafront villa near Stavros, Akrotiri, Crete.

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

A beautiful luxury villa for 12 people with private pool and stunning views

Villa Delfini is a luxury villa situated on the Akrotiri peninsular near Stavros with stunning sea views, it offers everything for the holiday of a lifetime.The villa is 200M2 and consists of 6 double bedrooms all with en suite facilities, all enjoying the beautiful views.Four of the bedrooms have large private balconies where you can enjoy magnificent sunsets and cooling sea breezes. The villa boasts a beautiful,modern Italian designed kitchen, dining area and a large open plan lounge with fireplace, sat TV/ DVD player. The outside area is divided for shaded dining with a large table for alfresco dining and feature barbecue.

A separate, comfortable seated area is perfect for a relaxing sunset drink. From here steps lead to the beautiful pool area equipped with sun loungers and parasols, a large pool with separate children's area, and an outside shower. Villa Delfini has a climate control system and WiFi. There is ample private parking and electric gates at the front of the villa.

Home away from home: Villa Delfini is a stunning villa offering private self contained facilities for all guests with everything you could wish for for a perfect holiday. The house has been designed with families in mind and each bedroom is set on it's own floor with en suite facilities, making it an ideal choice for two or more families sharing. The villa is beautifully appointed with many luxurious touches throughout and in particular boasting Italian bathroom ware and featuring full height German showers and luxurious Egyptian cotton towels.

There are breathtaking views out of every window and from every terrace and balcony ensuring that the villa really does have that wow factor!

The kitchen is spacious and well equipped for entertaining and outside dining as it leads out to the shaded barbecue/ dining area. The kitchen is fitted with a halogen hob, oven and microwave and dishwasher and is equipped with ample crockery and cutlery for indoor and outdoor entertaining.

More Details

Sarah Cuthbert
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

Why Sarah Cuthbert chose Chania

Villa Delfini was completed in July 2011 and marked the culmination of 5 years of design, planning, site clearing, building, painting, and shopping!

We first visited the Akrotiri in 1994 and fell in love with the place and the people, and returned for family holidays on and off for the next 10 years. Finally we took the plunge and bought this land and started planning our dream villa. Work began in 2007 and was slowed down by the fact that no building could take place during the summer, as this was a condition of the sale. However in Greece if the weather is bad no building can take place!! Add to that a global recession and the usual challenges of family life and you can perhaps see why it took so long! I have to say and I hope you’ll agree it was worth waiting for! We think the views are simply stunning and its very easy to while away the hours just gazing at all that blue!

We are very happy to be renting out our home and hope that you enjoy it and this area of Crete as much as we do, and maybe start to fall in love with it too.

What makes this villa unique

You can enjoy the most amazing sunsets, from the huge terrace, or if you prefer, from the swimming pool! It has to be seen to be believed!

Guestbook comments from the owner

[Rating: 5 stars]

Review title: Spacious privacy for large families

Date of stay: September 17 to 24, 2013

We were a party of 11 persons comprising six adults and five children, aged between 8 years and eight months. Our two sons and their families occupied four bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms and balconies with a magnificent sea view. We, the grandparents, occupied a fifth spacious bedroom also with en suite bathroom and large balcony.

Villa Delfini's separate levels offered each family its private space. The villa is elegant, functional and tastefully equipped with comfortable, good quality furnishings, and plenty of cupboard space.

The equally spacious living areas comprising a fully-equipped modern kitchen, salon and dining table, gave us a sense of togetherness without feeling that we were trampling over each other.

There was enough parking space for four cars behind the electronic gate. The private pool and outdoor shower was a treat and the children would have enjoyed even more the grassy lawn at the entrance to the villa if a few playground facilities were added.

Villa Delfini's gem is its grand airy patio, its huge dining table fit for feasts and barbecue grill protected from the gusty onshore winds at this time of the year.

The villa's manager, Lis Bentham, was a fireball of energy and a well of useful information. She supplied us with basic foodstuffs so that we had something to eat when we arrived at the villa late at night.

The villa was clean, well maintained and the service was faultless.

However, the slightest sound in the kitchen and living room, especially at night, reverberates throughout the whole villa, causing irate parents to complain that the noise of cluttering dishes awoke their babies. Maybe something can be done to dim the sounds.

We especially enjoyed the clean, sandy beach, sun chairs and shallow waters at Kalathas suited to young children, but like the other beaches we visited, it lacks proper showering and changing room facilities. Kalathas beach contrasted with the somewhat neglected and littered beach at Tersanas to which we did not return.

In Chania's Old Town we enjoyed a good meal at the Tamam restaurant and at the Apostolis fish restaurant on the harbor.

We also enjoyed the Thanasis Taverna at Blue Beach by the villa. The grilled sea bass and red snapper were fresh, the servings were generous, and the service was fast and friendly.

We definitely recommend Villa Delfini.

Yehonathan, Jerusalem, Israel
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Chania in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • An additional folding single bed and a travel cot are also available. Each bedroom is private occupying it's own level with en suite facilities.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Stunning luxury seafront villa near Stavros, Akrotiri, Crete.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Family celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Amazing! This was our reaction on first entering the villa, together with the certainty of knowing that this, carefully chosen villa, was going to be absolutely perfect for our family get together. We were not wrong! The Villa Delfini was wonderful in every way, allowing us the space to go off into little groups or to join together for meals and 'Banagrams' tournaments! We were a mixed group aged from 11 to 60 and the villa fitted all our needs just perfectly. Beautiful pool area, huge terrace/seating areas and very clean, well appointed bedrooms and bathrooms. Plenty of crockery, glasses etc in the kitchen for mass catering and the large barbecue was fab! Sunsets and views abdolutely stunning. Lis, the manager, was a brilliant help - like having your own personal assistant although we tried not to abuse her kindness! The pool was cleaned and sheets/towels etc all changed mid-week, which we appreciated. We had to drag ourselves away from the villa to vist Tersanas beach (beautiful) and take a boat trip with Captain Nick from Chania (to be recommended). Our family came together from England and Australia to celebrate my 60th birthday and it was everything I could have wished for. The beautiful Villa Delfini was the icing on the cake.

P.S. Geraniums watered regularly, Sarah!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It sounds like you had an amazing holiday! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Fantastic villa, exceeding expectations.

  • 5 of 5

The property exceed all our expectations. It is perfect for a big family. We were 14 people, three generations from 1 to 61 years and we all had a fantastic week enjoying the villa, the pool and the surroundings. The kids just loved the big pool and stayed more or less in the water from breakfast to bedtime. The local representative was very helpful and service minded and made our stay easy for us. This property was recommended to us by friends and we would love to recommend it further.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extended family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a villa that would suit 3 generations and we were not disappointed, it was everything the website said and more. It was in in very good condition and the cleaners inside and out maintained it beautifully. Nothing was too much trouble for Lis the property manager, she was delightful. It was well equipped and everyone enjoyed eating outside. I was concerned that I may end up babysitting the youngest generation but in fact I had to make their parents go out! The tavernas and beaches were stunning, I would return in a heartbeat, many thanks Martin and Sarah ( I watered the geraniums faithfully)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We knew you would love it... please do come back to villa Delfini soon! All the Best Sarah
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Stunning villa and great service!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Delphini was fantastic! The place is stunning, with a great outdoor area with a nice pool, a dinner area with view of the sunset (and the pool, so we were able to keep an eye on the kids at all times), a very well planned villa with six sleeps all with separate bath rooms. Everyting in the villa has a very high quality, from the furniture to the kitchen equipment. Lis, the villa manager, took fantastic care of us during the week and helped us with everything from new swim wear to a couple of the kids (due to late luggage), to a fantastic boat tour from Chania. The only downside was that one of the sleeps was in the basement, but still a nice room. We can definitely recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review! I am so pleased that you had a great time at Delfini. It is a fabulous house for a large group and even the basement bedroom has a sea view, and is particularly popular with families with teenagers. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. All the best Sarah
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Top Notch

  • 5 of 5

Villa Delfini was top notch for us – a mixed group of eleven friends from Sweden - the interior as well as the exterior and social areas were tasteful and fantastic, views beautiful and location perfect. And last but not least: Lis, the house manager is lovely, helpful and professional.

Most afternoons were spent by the pool and then later on the outside patio wining and dining as the sun set. The kitchen is well equipped with lots of space and we could easily cook for 11 persons.

Even tough we planned to travel around a bit - we ended up staying at the ”peninsula” most of the time as the surroundings and beaches were so nice and we felt no need to go any further.

Thank you Sarah and Martin – we had a fantastic week in your villa and we are definately looking forward to come back : )

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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haven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Sarah and Lis are 2 women I will forever cherish in my heart.Sarah, for letting us stay in her house and Lis for making our stay comfortable fun and well informed.The house is heavenly.Beautifully perched at land's end over the sea,enviably well appointed ,there was nearly no need to leave the house at all .Our plans to hike extensively went literaly out the door.We'd venture out for fresh fish and Valencia oranges in Chania,fresh bread(great tip Lis) ,vegetables, olive oil and Feta cheese in Stavros and simply laze away on the comfy couches,sipping ice coffee while the kids marinated themselves in the pool for hours on end.

We went down to Tersanas beach and Calathas bay , enjoyed the clear water and the clean sand and had huge ice cream cones to seal the deal.We strolled around Chania's historic streets and ventured out to Milia (the ecologic village-not to be missed) and Vamos.

We rested well ate well and in short - had a dream vacation.We're definitely looking forward to repeating this experience sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Stavros village or Tersanas beach
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Souda Port
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Stavros village or Tersanas beach
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Tersanas Beach
Car: necessary

The village of Stavros at the tip of the Akrotiri peninsular nestles at the foot of Zorba's mountain, the film location for Zorba the Greek. The traditional village is flanked by 2 beautiful sandy beaches which are equipped with parasols, sun loungers and surrounded by tavernas where you can enjoy a refreshing drink and delicious freshly cooked food.There are 2 mini markets where you can buy essentials and a short drive away at Kounapidiana there are many larger shops including banks,pharmacies,bakers,fishmongers and coffee shops. Villa Delfini has many beautiful sandy beaches nearby, Tersanas beach is sheltered and popular with families, while Kalathas is more bustling and boasts a beach taverna serving amazing local produce.The Taverna at Blue Beach is a stunning place to relax over a refreshing drink after sunbathing on the beach or snorkelling around the rocks. If you are looking for water sports Marathi is a short drive away and neighbouring Loutraki offers a lively beach scene.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Chania, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season
12 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
high season
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment terms
The Prices refer to the villa itself and not to each person individually. They include all the facilities described in the advertisement such as the cleaning service, the usage of the air conditioning and the WiFi.
Cleaning with full linen change is every 4th day but if desired more frequent cleaning can be arranged at an extra cost of €12 per hour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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