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Stone Built Villa With Private Pool, Sea And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights


About the property

Villa in Kokkino Chorio, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands - Stunning Location, 5 Minutes Drive To Secluded Cove With Beach And Taverna

Set just outside the traditional farming village of Kokkino Chorio, the villa offers a peaceful setting with stunning views of Souda bay, the Aegean sea and the White mountains. Offering outside dining on the upper terrace, where the full beauty of the views can be appreciated and a private pool and outside terrace area, Villa Maranna has many luxury items including air-conditioned rooms, Wi-Fi Internet, satellite television, DVD/CD player, washing machine and dishwasher to make your stay in Crete all the more enjoyable and comfortable. Only 5 minutes drive to the pretty village of Plaka offering a selection of bars and tavernas and 7 minutes drive from the coastal village of Almyrida with its stunning beach and selection of sea front tavernas. The city of Chania which offers tavernas, beaches and the old Venetian Harbour where many wonderful souvenirs can be found is an easy 30 minute car journey away.

Licensed by the Greek National Tourism Office (EOT) for holiday rentals: License number (MHTE) 1042K92003010301

More Details

Mark Webb
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017


Apokoronos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Shower Room - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath and shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. Upstairs shower room has shower, toilet and wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed suitable for young children (suggested 8 years max)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4+2 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Master Bedroom has a king size / large double (150cm wide x 200cm long) bed and a seating area. The sofa also converts into a bed suitable for a young child (mattress size when converted 100cm wide x 130cm long) The Twin Bedroom has two single beds. Both rooms are on the ground floor and have access to outside terrace areas by the swimming pool. There is a large single sofa bed upstairs suitable for either adult or child (mattress size when converted 100cm wide x 190cm long) A cot will be made available upon request
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Both bedrooms and the living area have air-conditioning which offer heating and cooling options. Hair dryers are provided in each bedroom. Outside: Located on a 4000m2 plot with one other villa, you enter via a shared gateway leading onto a private driveway to the property. The villa is surrounded with patio and terrace areas and at the back of the property is a 40m2 private pool area for sole use by Villa Maranna occupants only. We have a portable BBQ that will be available and set up on the patio by the pool. Planting within the grounds is maturing nicely. The bedrooms are downstairs and each has access to a terrace area by the pool. Upstairs is the living area and kitchen and this has access to a covered outdoor terrace with dining for 6 at a marble topped table. The pool is surrounded by terraces on which there is plenty of room for sun loungers, chairs and tables for guests to relax on and enjoy the views and magnificent sunsets. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included and will be replenished every 7 days on multi week bookings. If a longer stay is planned, then our key-holders can provide a mid-stay clean for 30 Euro (payable locally) Other: To achieve the full benefits of the wonderful views, our living area, kitchen and outside dining are situated upstairs. All rooms are air-conditioned. The upstairs dining terrace, balcony and private pool have unobstructive safety railings


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Stone Built Villa With Private Pool, Sea And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Villa is in the most beautiful setting with stunning sea views and outover the bay, and well equipped for a great holiday. Can't find enough adjectives to say how good our holiday was at Kokkino Chorio staying at Villa Marranna. Stunning sunsets each night over Souda Bay and lazy days around the pool when we weren't out exploring Crete. Local for beaches and Chania Town, but you do need a car. Mark and Jo, you have done yourselves proud !!!!!! From our first contact with you at booking to all your follow up emails we couldn't have chosen a better villa and owners to book with. Thank you a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!! What an amazing review! Glad you had a fantastic time and enjoyed your stay at Villa Maranna. All the best, Mark & Jo
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Great Villa and location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Crete and what a gem of a villa. Great facilities and layout of the property to take advantage of the views and tranquillity of the area. Great situation for exploring this side of the Island. Tavernas good in Plaka and Almyrida close by if you don't wish to stay in and cook.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely villa with spectacular views especially at sunset!

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable well equipped villa in a great peaceful location but within easy reach of all you would want (car essential)

The most beautiful view!!

Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect villa for total holiday relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fortnight at Villa Maranna - a lovely villa with all the home comforts you might need. The sunsets across the bay each evening were a real highlight and the views from the upstairs terrace were stunning. There are plenty of lovely tavernas within a short drive or slightly further afield in Chania or Rethymno. Andy and Helen were extremely helpful and gave us some great restaurant recommendations. The weather was perfect - not too hot and just right for lazing by the pool. Thank you Jo and Mark, the villa was fantastic and we would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful villa in a wonderful position

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent two bedroomed villa in a great position. The views over Souda Bay are wonderful at most times of the day and it also provides a great spot for watching the sunset, preferably with a glass of something cool in your hand. The bedrooms are spacious, the master particularly so, and two bathrooms saves any fighting over occupation. There is a very good kitchen with ample equipment and everything has been planned out very carefully by the owners.

The pool is great, although May still proved a little challenging as the water temperatures are quite low, but heating up noticeably by the day. There is plenty of space to lounge around but also a number of country walks can be found around the property with even more after a reasonable drive.

Chania and Rethymno are both about an easy hour's drive away whilst there are a number of very good tavernas within ten minutes of the villa.

If we were to return to this area then we would certainly try to rent this again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alf for your wonderful review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and found the villa, facilities and location to your liking. All the best, Mark & Jo
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Stunning, but let down by several easily remedied issues.

  • 4 of 5

Stunning property, a lovely mix of traditional rustic charm and modern conveniences. The washing machine and dishwasher were a godsend. It's about 25 years since we last did self-catering abroad, when our children were little and we found that we'd taken far too many clothes, as having the washing machine meant we didn't wear half of what we took.

Tip: we took 2 small Tupperware boxes with laundry capsules and dishwasher tabs in (things like that are VERY expensive in the supermarkets, as are cleaning products we discovered).

Particularly liked the full-size fridge freezer too as we enjoyed doing a large part of our own cooking and eating in the privacy of our 'home-from-home'.

The location is truly beautiful; virtually uninterrupted views of the sea to the north elevation (except for the odd overgrown bush near the pool area) and stunning views of the White Mountains to the western elevation, which were still snow-capped when we were there!

It is peaceful, tranquil, secluded and affords a great deal of privacy - just what we were looking for - but still only 5 or 6 minutes drive to Plaka with its pretty square and selection of eateries, and only 10 to 12 minutes drive to Almyrida where the beach is sandy and the sea shallow and warm, particularly at the far eastern end where it is protected by a raised jetty/breakwater.

The decor is lovely and the layout spot-on, very practical for making the most of the pool area and the views.

However we had some issues with a dirty pool (partially resolved), excessive dust (no access to vacuum cleaner and trying to sweep up dust is a fool's game), no extra blankets for the beds (I was cold on the first night and didn't sleep) and the barbecue was very disappointing, especially for a property of this calibre. We felt the property would benefit from a more substantial/heavy duty barbecue with a closable lid to stop the wind blowing the ash into the pool. Or even a built-in one like some properties have.

All things considered though, the property is truly beautiful and we would definitely consider staying again.

Places to visit:

Kournas Lake - large pedalo boats, swimming, tavernas.

Georgiopouli harbour area - lunch at Arkadi right at end of little pier, fresh fish.

Chania - Old town and Venetian harbour, beautiful.

Scenic drives through pretty villages and towns. A car is a MUST!

Nearest sandy beach - Almyrida (highly recommend area in front of CostAnita taverna, beach service!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rayma, Thank you very much for your generally positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Maranna and it’s always nice to hear words such as “stunning” and “beautiful” in describing your feelings towards the villa and its surroundings. Thank you also for pointing out a few issues which need addressing. Without your comments we the owners would never know what needs rectifying. I’ll work with the property managers to fix these issues ASAP, so they do not reduce the enjoyment of future guests. Things like the over-grown bush beside the pool is something easy to solve and this can be added to the job list of the gardener who visits weekly. Whilst the BBQ was replaced for you at the beginning of your stay, which hopefully you found to be an improvement, we will consider upgrading this to a stone built fixed unit for next season. Portable BBQ’s don’t seem to fair too well if left to the elements. I understand it can get chilly at night early in the season, but you should have found sufficient blankets in addition to the other bedding and room heaters. I will ask that we get a few extra blankets in for use on those extra chilly nights. Something beyond our control at this time of the year however, is keeping the pool 100% clean. During the shoulder seasons it is nigh on impossible, as no sooner has it been cleaned does the wind blow and with it environmental sand/dirt follows. Andy who looks after the pool does a fantastic job at maintaining this but even he is only human. Same goes for the dust in the house I’m afraid, as it doesn’t take much of a through breeze for the natural sandstone walls to deposit some fine dust; this is a by-product of traditional construction. Thank you once again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back should you decide to visit this area of Crete again in the future. Kind regards Mark and Jo
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kokkino Chorio - St George's Retreat
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kokkino Chorio - St George's Retreat
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Timios Stavros, Mount Ida
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Secluded Cove, Kokkino Chorio
Car: recommended


The blue flagged beach resort of Almyrida is approximately 10 minutes drive away from the villa. The stunning beach is very safe for small children. There is also an opportunity for holidaymakers to use the windsurfing school, take out a catamaran or snorkel off the rocks. Kalives is a 15 minutes drive away, with 3 main stretches of beach. There is also a quiet cove only 5 minutes drive from the villa. This offers seclusion and picturesque surroundings, ideal for diving and snorkeling.


Car hire is recommended for our guests. Chania airport is a 30-40 minute drive away, while Heraklion airport is approximately 2 hours drive away. For information on car hire please contact owner.


Kokkino Chorio with a taverna and mini market: 5 minute drive/20-25 minutes walk. Plaka for bars and restaurants, mini market: 8 minutes drive. Almyrida with it's blue flag beach and town with large bakery: 10 minutes drive. Kalives town, beach, restaurants: 15 minutes drive. Chania city, harbour, shops, cobbled lanes, market, leather stalls, restaurants and excursions: 30-35 minutes drive.

Further Details:

The Apokoronas region of Crete, where the villa is located, is an ideal spot for walking, bird watching and just general exploring. There are many points of interest including gorges, coves, caves, historical buildings/ruins and museums that illustrate the history of this part of the Mediterranean. Kokkino Chorio, also known as The Red Village, was used in the 1964 film Zorba the Greek. It also plays host to a cave which was used in World War II by the Nazis as an artillery spotting position. From this cave it is possible to see right over to Souda Bay. Souda Bay is home to the Navy and Airbase and we do see some fighter planes flying over the bay on practice days. You can often also see naval frigates and the occasional submarine in the bay. A great day out for the children lies about an hour's drive away at the fabulous water park. THE WEATHER IN CRETE:- APRIL: Spring time in Crete with medium temperatures and low rainfall. Crete is full of wild flowers and it is magnificent. MAY: The weather in Crete becomes warm and sunny. Rain is unlikely to occur past May 10th. The sea is calm and nature is at its best. May is considered the best month for outdoors activities. A jacket will prove useful for the night.

JUNE: Sunny and hot. Time for the beach! JULY & AUGUST: These are the months that the seasonal North winds blow. It is hard to do anything else during these months, than spend the entire day at the beach. Look for a shady place and drink plenty of water. Do not forget your hat and sunscreen. Not the best weather for people who cannot stand high temperatures (30-35 C). SEPTEMBER: Sunny, less windy and slightly cooler. Good for outdoors activities. Get a light jacket for the night, especially if you plan to visit any mountainous areas. OCTOBER: Sunny, very few windy days but some rain will fall, especially in the west part of Crete. The weather is very good for outdoor activities


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 25% deposit to reserve dates and the balance will be due 60 days prior to your arrival. Any monies paid are non-refundable, so we recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance, to cover you in case you cancel for any reason.

Changeover Day:
To maximise occupancy we tend to operate a Saturday-to-Saturday booking cycle, certainly during the "peak" Summer season. Changeover days in the Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are more flexible, so please feel free to enquire.
Our arrival & departure times are; entry to the villa from 3pm on day of arrival & depart by 10am following your last night. This may be flexible depending on bookings either side of your stay

Notes on prices:
Pricing is per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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