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Come and relax. Find peace and space! Enjoy west Crete in style.

Bedrooms 6
Space 350 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, can sleep 12+

Greek Tourism Authorization No.MHTE 1042K10003000801

Its award winner architect has come up with a design, for a luxury, yet easy-going, country home that combines traditional elements, (like wide stone walls, exposed wooden beams), with modern ones (like folding glass panels, interior light wells, lookout decks at each floor) to offer residents the sense of being secure and cozy, while open to enjoy the panoramic views and the docile Cretan climate – the best there is!

Standing on its 4000 m2 of olive groves, with 12 x 3,5 m private pool, the villa is located at an idyllic countryside spot of Nea Kydonia, from where it’s just 10 min drive to Chania town, and 800 m to Kalamaki’ sea, with many sandy beaches nearby.

What previous guests have loved most was the feeling of spaciousness, the communication and free lines of vision that the light wells allowed, the opportunity to enjoy being outdoors at the patio, the dinning terrace and the pool, the décor’s equilibrium of earthly colours and materials with aluminium and modern fitting.

Accessible features:: Ramp entrance to main floor.

Wide entrance doors, all doors at least 75 cm wide, most wider.

Bedrooms with room to manoeuvre.

Twin beds can be made 45 cm high.

A cargo lift (80cm X 110cm) gives access to all floors, but it's permitted to be used only to facilitate guests with mobility problems at theirs or their guardians' responsibility.

There are two accessible bathrooms at the main floor and ground floor, 45cm high toilette, accessible sink, gripping bar, adjustable shower-height. The bathroom is accessed by a ramp; its bath-lid is 53cm high and it has a portable bath seat.

All entrances are level but the one to the upper deck.

More Details

Property Manager
Katerina and Kostas
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, french, greek
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

What makes this villa unique

The house stone built is surrounded by olive groves and vine yards . Unobstracted landscape and sea view. Ideal climate and outdoor environment. Easy and quick access to Chania Old Town and numerous near-by sandy beaches. Quick access to highway junction that connects all main cities of Cretan Island. Privacy, style and comfort - unique architect design. Real paintings and art items offer a real feeling of quality.

Guestbook comments from the manager

June 2004:

“What a wonderful time we had on our week vacation to Crete.

The home was wonderful. There were 10 of us + we never felt crowded.

We loved the patio areas. We had coffee in the patio in the morning + ate dinner in the evening.

The sunsets were beautiful, the view was spectacular, and the weather was perfect.

We went to the beach during the day + explored the city in the afternoon.

Excellent shopping + sightseeing near the waterfront in the old town.

The kids loved the race car track.

Katerina + Kostas were wonderful, kind, helpful ”


“Great villa so relaxing staying by the pool.

Big beach enjoyed very much by us all – particularly the kids.

Knossos extremely interesting – but a very long drive!

Good bars + restaurants all over the place”

May/June 2005

'What can we say - most superlatives have already been used - this villa is definitely on the list to come back to ...'


'...We have rented many villas in Europe but we have never felt q
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Chania, Greece

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom's - toilet , shower enclosure , Water basin separate
    1st floor's shared - toilet , bath with shower , Water basin separate
    Main floor's accessible - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , Accessible
    Ground floor - toilet , bath with shower
  • Master bedroom has got a small enclosed shower room inside the bedroom with its water basin next to it.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 1st floor's Master - 2 single bed , side by side twin beds
    1st floor' South - 2 single bed , 1 cot , side by side twin
    1st floor's Old Style - 1 large double bed
    Main floor's accessible - 2 single bed , can be joined
    ground floor - 2 single bed , 2 child bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Ground floor - 2 single bed , 1 cot
  • 2 doubles, 8 single beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beds: There is a ground floor studio with kitchenette and a sofa-bed. Next to it a large room with twins, a bunk bed and a sofa that when opened forms a 140 cm wide, double bed. The 2 available cots can be added to all the rooms. Amenities: At the sitting room, besides the TV, there is a DVD player and a collection of films and cartoons. You can find many useful tips left from previous guests at the 'Villa Catani's Guests Book' At the open tower's ground floor there is a table tennis Newly installed air-conditioning in kitchen, sitting room and all bedrooms.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Come and relax. Find peace and space! Enjoy west Crete in style.
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews

Best villa we've ever rented

  • 5 of 5

A truly impressive house, inside and out. We were a party of 9 and there was plenty of space for all, with beds to spare. The villa is superbly equipped, particularly for wonderful meals in, and the location is perfect--the sea and olive groves with few other houses in view, yet just two minutes from the National Road and easy access to Chania and other spots on the island. The pictures here and on the owner's site are just a taste of the pleasures of this house. I heartily recommend this property for any group of up to 12-14 people and commend Katerina and Kostas for their terrific service and helpfulness to their guests.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a nice surprice to read this warm review! Kostas and I are honoured to have you as guests, and we appreciate very much how well you all treated the house. Please relay our thoughts to your friends and thank them from us, and tell them we'll be happy to accommodate any of you again, whenever you can!
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Fantastic villa - perfect location for a quick trip to Chania and a short walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

See above

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a find !!

  • 5 of 5

What a find ! This must be one of the best villas in Crete. It is spacious and well suited for our family party of 13 adults. It's slightly unusual layout and Katerina's painting all added to our enjoyment. It is within walking distance of tavernas and the sea. There is also a bus service into Chania - which solves the problem of driving and parking in Chania! Kostas was very helpful in giving us hints about the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Villa Catina and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully located, wonderfully designed, peaceful family friendly villa.

  • 5 of 5

Katerina and Kostas provided a very warm welcome including snacks when we arrived at their beautiful villa.

It is a perfect venue for a big family get together or opportunity to bring friends together. The rooms are all good sizes, comfortable and nicely decorated with Katerina's fascinating art work.

There is everything you need for your stay, plenty of towels, soap, toilet paper, tea, coffee, spices and condiments, (although you really need to sharpen the knives Kostas!). Kostas and helpers cleaned for us mid week and did a fantastic job, fresh towels for all. The only slight issue is the quality of some of the showers which would be more of an issue if you had the maximum occupants in your party, but it didn't really bother us.

The outside areas of this villa are what really make it. The pool is fantastic, it was pristinely clean, there were plenty of sun loungers for all and it's such a relaxing area surrounded by gorgeous olive trees.

Happy evenings were spent around the large dining table having used the huge built in BBQ, and the lower floor balcony was perfect for game playing.

The jewel in the crown for me though was the upper floor balcony, it's a cosy area furnished with lots of cushions that provided a lovely area of shade in the day, cooler as it's high up and catches the breeze from the coast. In the evening there are tealight lamps to keep the cosy atmosphere and you can lie back and look at the stars. Magical.

The location is also really good, it's a 5 minute drive to the beach and amenities, there are some fabulous tavernas on the seafront and the beautiful harbour of Chania is near by.

Kostas is a warm, engaging host who is on hand to help with anything you need and quickly responded when we contacted him.

I'd highly recommend this place and would love to visit again one day. Thank you so much Kostas for everything we had such a lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite property, everything from the layout to the location was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival my 9 friends and I were blown away by the beauty of the property and its location.

The owner, Kostas, greeted us with a smile and some delicious homemade Greek snacks and enthusiastically showed us round the villa, which is bedecked in beautiful paintings by his wife, as well as all the comforts that make the property feel like home.

The bedrooms were comfortable and roomy, we were 10 young males and none of us was left wanting.

The pool was as clean and immaculate as the villa and caught the sun the whole day with a lovely shaded area for those who want to keep a bit cooler.

The villa is also ideally located 10/15 minutes walk to the nearest shop and a 10 euro can ride to the bars and clubs for the nightlife was perfect. Allowing us the remote chilled atmosphere during the day time as well as the easy access of food and activities during the evenings.

I would recommend this property to anyone of all ages, the were plenty of board games, cuddly toys for younger ones, balconies for a more relaxed daytime snooze and much more.

I wish I could give this villa more than 5 stars, it was 10/10 just like the owner.

Thank you again for an amazing week Kostas!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

I recently visited Kostas and Katerina's amazing villa for a weeks holiday with 12 friends. It was the most amazing villa and even these beautiful pictures don't do it justice! It is surrounded by olive groves, but still a ten minute walk from local shops and the sea, and an easy bus ride to chania town. It could not be in any more beautiful location, and we had glorious weather even in april for relaxing by the pool. There are plenty of things to see and do locally, or if not there are lots of activities to do at the house. The house was clean and well equipped, especially with a huge BBQ to feed 12 every night! On arrival Kostas provided us with snacks fresh from the oven and local cretan wine. We very much enjoyed our stay, thank you Kostas!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all. I am glad you had a memorable holiday. Best wishes for a good career. Best people best friend. Hope to see you again. Kostas
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Chania airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Souda port
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Galatas village
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: recommended

The villa is situated on its own, gently slopping, one-acre land, tucked among olive trees with open west view towards a low hill with olive and grapes groves and the north coast.

Although only 5 km away from Chania Town it offers an away from it all peace, within walking distance from Kalamaki small harbor and its fishing boats and small beach. From there, one can walk east to Kalamaki resort which boasts a number of sheltered sandy beaches, mini markets, as well as seafront tavernas along the gently shelving beach. Stalos is 2 km west with its long sandy beach and numerous tourists’ shops and eating-places.

You can use the villa as a base to explore ancient, rural and modern Crete, or simply to relax by the pool and allow the place’s magic, restore your energy.

But then it’s only 10 min drive to Chania Old Venatian Town, (a town that stays alive even in winter), where you can enjoy a rich night life, good food, shops and market places.

Other Activities: waterpark with waterslides, mini golf, kids race cars


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Chania, Greece

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
early summer
13 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
in season
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
mid summer
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
high season
8 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer offer 1
24 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
high Season
29 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
early autumn
19 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
16 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
4 Nov 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$437.42

Catani Villa is managed by its owners Kostas and Katerina, who will meet and greet you on arrival at the villa with keys and useful information.
Reservations must be guaranteed with a payment of 25% of the rental fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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