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Penelope, a seafront villa with stunning sea & sunset views

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12

If you have ever dream about a villa holiday in blissful seclusion where you can lose all sense of time, then this unique property will prove ideal, enjoying one of the most enviable positions you are ever likely to find in Crete.

Perched on a hilltop and on the edge of the sea, the views are stupendous and its immaculate interior match its magnificent location.

The villa has two floors, each with its own private entrance into a three bedroom apartment.For all intents and purposes the two units are entirely separate and private and in our view it is also ideally suited to a larger group who may wish to rent the whole property exclusively.

The swimming pool is situated in the rocks to one side and is accessed by a common path from the house.Whether you are lounging on the terraces around the pool or relaxing on the spacious private balconies, the views are fabulous and the silence broken only by the waves against the rocky shoreline below.

The standard of the interiors is high, each apartment consists of two bathrooms one with shower, and the other with a jacuzzi bath, three good size bedrooms, one double and two twins, some bedrooms have a balcony, a spacious sitting/dining room with a fully equipped kitchen in a section off the sitting area.

The sitting room which has a fireplace, is tastefully furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs, a wide glazed window with two doors leads to a huge balcony with views that will take your breath away.Each apartment has the added convenience of a dishwasher, and a washing machine is provided in the larger of the two bathrooms.

With a constant breeze for which Crete is well known, the villa never feels stuffy and yet air-conditioning is provided in every room.

We have special rates for groups less than 12 persons. Please have a look at the rates section.

The villa for the months April to May and September to November is only available for groups of 6 persons max. and can be rented as floor apartment in very low rates. Read the price table for more information.

MHTE: 1042K122K0015400

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Property Manager
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

Why George chose Chania

Location is the keypoint of the property. With views to the sea and the sunset all around your view is for sure the advantage.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The only way to describe Villa Penelope is perfection. The pictures online do not do it justice- which is very hard to believe. It truly is more remarkable in person. I travelled to Villa Penelope with my husband, his family, and my family. A total of 12 people! There was more than enough space for everyone, and we had dinner on the terrace every night together. Having our own private pool made it difficult for us to ever leave the villa- most days we sound it hard to justify leaving our gorgeous, cliff side oasis.

George and his daughter Penelope were so hospital to us. The refrigerators were stocked with water, wine, juice and fresh fruit. They arranged our our car rentals and met us at the airport to take us to the Villa.

We loved it so much we're already planning to return in a couple of years.
Sep 2014
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Chania Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Master bedroom - 1 king
    Double bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Double bedroom - 1 double
    Double bedroom - 1 double
    Double bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Penelope, a seafront villa with stunning sea & sunset views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Arlington, Massachusetts

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was just perfect for my group of six - aged 19 to 70 years of age. George and Penelope were more than helpful in seeing to our comfort and in helping in finding wonderful places to eat.

The view was magnificent and I could have stayed forever. Thank you George; It was a truly wonderful time.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Polly for your kind words! George
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Our holiday was really great!

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday was really great! We enjoyed the opportunities of the house and garden, we did yoga and gymnastics near the pool and of course swimming!!! Breakfast and dinner was outside with fantastic view! Because of the location of the villa Penelope in the West part, we had sundown with seaside every evening. Sleeping was a pleasure thanks to the comfortable beds. The equipment of the house was according to the details described, no wishes open, included was even a special fridge for red wine! Of course the property was clean and well-maintained!

Even if there is always pressure to book via global internet sites, we would like to do it with the real owners, as in the end, we get into contact with them anyway. And it was a pleasure for us to meet directly. And thanks for the help you offered to us!! Supermarket, restaurants, monastery, additional cover .

And we are sure one day we come back with our families!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine and your friends for visiting us, hope to see you again sometime.
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Spectacular Villa by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

Villa Penelope was spectacular. We knew what to expect on the outside (the pictures do not do it justice) but the inside was much nicer that we expected. We were 3 families with a total of 11 people. The young adults (or children) took over the upstairs apartment and the parents stayed in the downstairs apartment. Everything was perfect. Penelope's father, George, greeted us when we arrived and he was a pleasure. he took us to a local grocery store so that we can stock up on groceries. The fridge was already stocked with water and local fruit (watermelon and melons were delicious). George and Penelope were always available and helped us with places to visit and directions. Cannot say enough good things about this villa and our hosts. The views were amazing. The boys took a hike down the rocks and found a natural salt water pool. The sunsets were spectacular. The private pool was perfect. The villa and grounds were immaculate. There was more than enough room for everyone and the beds were super comfortable.

The villa was so spectacular when we arrived that we almost didn't want to leave to explore the area. A car is a must. There are beautiful beaches in close proximity but you might want to take a drive to Elafonissi Beach or a boat ride to Balos Beach (well worth it). Chania is about a 20 minute drive from the Villa and the limani (Old Chania Town) is about a half hour drive. The villa was a haven after a day of exploring. We stayed 7 days and we were all extremely sad to leave.

We would like to thank Penelope and her family for providing us with a most memorable vacation. We hope that we can visit again very soon.

Θελουμε να ευχαριστήσουμε τη Πενελοπε και την οικογενεια τις για όλα. Η βιλα ηταν θεαματικη.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buenos Aires


  • 5 of 5

Mi familia y yo pasamos unos días increíbles en Creta y sin duda la casa ayudó a que fueran unas vacaciones perfectas. La casa es tal como se ve en las fotos. Todo estaba en perfectas condiciones y completamente equipado. El lugar es un poquito alejado, pero fácilmente accesible. Desde aquí recorrimos gran parte de Creta. La vista desde la casa y la terraza es espectacular. Los atardeceres desde Villa Penelope son mágicos. Muy recomendable !

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best holiday of our life.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Penelope is a dream and Miss Peneolpe is very kind .

The next year we hope to return in this wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, great to hear. We enjoyed having you, and you will be most welcome next year!
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 15 jours dans cette villa fabuleuse. Nous étions deux familles, 9 en tout. Chacune disposait de son propre appartement indépendant, bien conçu, très propre avec la clim, un sèche-cheveux, table et fer à repasser. De même qu'a l'extérieur, nous avons profité d'un barbecue et du four à pizza. Le ménage a été fait plusieurs fois, ainsi que le nettoyage de la piscine. Piscine qui est fantastique aussi, grande et évidement en août, d'une température idéale. La vue sur mer lorsque nous prenions nos repas est tout bonnement incroyable. Pour accéder aux premiers villages, il faut compter environ 2.5 km, il y a de belles petites criques pour se baigner dans les environs ainsi que quelques plages plus grandes, surveillées. Nous avons partagé un apéritif avec les propriétaires qui sont des gens charmants, à l'écoute. Bref, vous avez compris que nous avons tous passés de merveilleuses vacances et nous recommandons chaudement cette location.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely words. We enjoy getting to know our guests and feel proud when the service is well received. We have made recent upgrades to the indoor and outdoor spaces that we hope give the villa a step up in comfort. Come again!
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Chania (CHQ)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Boy's Place
Nearest Beach
1.2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Stavros is located right on the tip of the peninsula of Akrotiri in a beautiful bay at a distance of 14 km from Chania. It came to light thanks to the famous scenes of the film 'Zorbas the Greek'.

Stavros is well-known for its beautiful sandy beaches and the clean, blue sea. It is actually a small bay and a long sandy beach next to it.

The area of Stavros consists of a scattering of holiday accommodation and some private villas, but generally it remains beautifully quiet. A couple of tavernas are close by and a few more as you head out to Stavros in one direction or Kalathas in the opposite direction.

The beach at Kalathas is sandy and some water sports are also available. One or two small grocery shops are in the area but there are many more shops and restaurants in and around the seaside villages in the peninsular. A car opens up further options to explore this fascinating area of Crete.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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