Chania Rentals

Holiday Villas in Chania Crete

Joanna Villa

Crete, Chania, Maleme

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5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews
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Lefteris home dates back to the 18th century. During the German Occupation the house was a hideout for the Cretan rebels. Today it has been restored with respect to tradition and transformed into two adjacent, yet independent villas; Lefteris Villa and Joanna Villa. Great care has been taken to keep the beauty and aura of its original architecture.

The villas are notable for their impressive stone archways and architectural elements of the time hidden in corners and unexpected areas. Each villa has its own high walled courtyard providing privacy. The villas are located in the area of Metochi, 1km away from the historic village Maleme and 10min walk away from the beach.

Joanna villa is 200sq.m, surrounded by a beautiful garden, of which a big part is covered with grass, where a private pool with an integral children’s area and a barbecue are found. The villa has two shaded entrances, both of them under stone arches, where you can relax away from the hot sun of the summer midday.

The villa has three floors. At the ground floor there are the living room with the stone walls and the fireplace, the kitchen and a wc. The first floor consists of a bathroom, a twin bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the pool, a double bedroom with a four-poster bed and an en suite bathroom with jacuzzi and a common bathroom. The entire second floor is a bedroom with a four-poster bed and a private balcony with sea view.


Floor area
  • 200 sq. m
  • 4 ring ceramic stove
  • oven
  • refrigerator
  • dishes & utensils
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • coffee maker
  • kettle
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 persons
  • bedroom 1: second floor, 1 four-poster double bed, closet, AC, TV, veranda with sea view
  • bedroom 2: first floor, 1 four-poster double bed, closet, AC, ensuite bathroom, open terrace leading directly to the pool
  • bedroom 3: first floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, private balcony overlooking the pool
  • 3 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: first floor, toilet, shower room with hydro massage column
  • bathroom 2: first floor, toilet, hydro massage bathtub, ensuited to bedroom 2
  • bathroom 3: ground floor, toilet
  • satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • radio - cd
General Info
  • linens
  • bath towels
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • washing machine
  • iron/ironing board
  • hair-dryer
  • safe box
  • wi-fi internet access
  • private parking
  • private garden
  • barbecue
  • outdoor dining set for 6
  • sun loungers
  • parasol
  • private
  • pool ladder & pool steps
  • pool towels
  • surface: 45 sq.m.
  • depth: 0.3 m - 1.9 m
  • children's area (0.6 m)
Cleaning service
  • every 3/4 days (twice per week)

At a glance

  • bedrooms-b.png bedrooms: 3
  • sleeps-b.png sleeps: 6
  • bathrooms-b.png bathrooms: 3
  • wi-fi-b.png internet: Wi-Fi
  • pool-b.png swimming pool: PRIVATE
  • car-b.png car: RECOMMENDED

Staff Comments

A luxury villa

Joanna Villa and Lefteris Villa are two adjacent, yet, independent luxury villas. The villa has its own pool and a yard with areas covered with grass. It is furnished with fine peaces and equipped with hydro massage.

Joanna Villa Villa on the map

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  • town.png chania: 16 km
  • airport.png chania airport: 36 km
  • airport.png heraklion airport: 156 km
  • tavern.png restaurant: 0.80 km
  • Shops.png shops: 0.60 km
  • beach.png beach: 1.10 km (Maleme beach)

EOT License 1042K91002980801


Weekly rates

01 Nov 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
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26 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
900 €
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
1,000 €
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
1,200 €
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
1,500 €
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
2,100 €
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
1,500 €
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
1,200 €
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
1,000 €
14 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
900 €

Booking conditions

20% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The payment can be made either with credit card or by bank transfer.

The balance must be paid in cash upon check-in; credit cards are not accepted.

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 16 weeks before check-in, no fee will be charged; we will refund you the deposit.

If cancelled 16 - 8 weeks before check-in, 20% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.

If cancelled 8 - 4 weeks before check-in, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.

If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

Payments are accepted only in euros.

The above prices include all taxes and VAT, cleaning service and linens change twice per week and all the described facilities; there are no additional charges.

The guests are responsible for any loss or damage caused to the property or its contents. Guests are required to report any damages to the owner and to bear the cost of repair or replacement.

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5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews
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Wonderful vacation

Villa Joanna is truly a beautiful place to stay. It's even more amazing than in pictures. Hosts were really friendly and welcoming. Our holiday in sunny Maleme was truly amazing. This villa is like a paradise with a refreshing pool and beautiful garden.
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Beautiful villa, lovely peaceful location

The villa is beautifully appointed, immaculately clean, and the hosts are just amazing. Nothing was too much trouble, lifts to the supermarket before we got our hire car. Generous amount of fruit, olive oil and wine on arrival.

I think that it is best suited for those who wish to totally relax. If you have teenagers who wish to wander off to night life, this is not the place for them as the restaurants are a 25 minute walk, and not much is going on.

Chania well worth a visit, and touring round the top part of this lovely island was great. We would definitely visit again.

Downsides, not many. Shower in ensuite was a bit odd, and although there is ample shade which we loved be careful to midge up as I think they may lurk in the beautiful overhanging greenery.
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Well back to reality and a UK Autumn ( which actually is not too bad on the South Coast)!

This stay was our 4th now and I am sure we will be back again next year (funds permitting)! This Villa (Joanna) is beautiful, its owners and the local people kind are friendly and caring, the area around Malame is lush and fairly quiet which is just what you need to recharge your batteries and just kick back.

You are welcomed with freshly pressed orange juice and water in the fridge and huge peaches and bunches of local grapes on the kitchen table and if you want some basics (tea coffee sugar milk) there ready for your arrival just drop Alexandra and it will be there before you arrive! Lefteris and Alexandra cant do enough to make your stay trouble free and wanting for nothing.

I get told off for writing these reviews because what you should do when you find a little gem is to keep it to yourself otherwise the word gets out, but it is that good and if you don't believe me try it for yourself ( or the sister Villa (Lefteris) next door I am really confident that you wont be disappointed!

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Unforgettable experience

Can't find the words to describe how special the time in Crete, Chania, was for us, and the main reason is Joanna villa. We spent 3 weeks in the Villa. The house is absolutely perfect, excellent location, fully equipped, very clean and nice swimming pool, generaly: clean and welcoming atmosphere. We spent many times holiday in Greece, but this summer we will remember forever. Alexandra and Lefteris (the owners) were amazing... It felt like we were right at home. Unforgettable experience!!! Can't wait to come back:)
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We can't wait to go back

A friend recommended this villa and when we saw the pictures on this website we were smitten. We’re pleased to say that in reality it is every bit as nice as it looks in the photographs, and is very clean throughout. The villa is full of character and has a terrace from each of the three bedrooms with the uppermost one having sea views and a swinging seat to enjoy them from. The added bonus was that our hosts were really lovely, and their marvellous hospitality made our stay even more special.

Everyone on the island was very friendly and helpful with us, but Lefteris and his family went out of their way to make our stay the best that it could be and we had a wonderful holiday. It was our first visit to Crete but it won’t be our last; we’ve already booked Joanna villa for another visit next year and can’t wait to go back.
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Outstanding! Again!

What can say. This is one of those jewels that you find once in a lifetime,stunning villa, beautiful surroundings and owners that treat you like special family. Doesn't matter where you stand and look with this Villa it's either the sea or the White Mountains,whether the top balcony or the the one above the front door every aspect is exquisite.
Joanna's new addition to the garden (fresh herbs) by the BBQ is great for marinating chicken and pork ready for some homemade Souvalaki and treating yourself to some fresh Basil leaves from under the tree was great. Spotlessly clean as usual and we got three cleans and bed changes as we managed a 10 day stay this year.
This has been year 4 on the trot and we are already arranging next years visit so if you have a high stress levels in your daily life and need to recharge this is the place, water babies or kids overflowing with bounce this is the place or if you just want to lay back and wait for a cloud to go by while eating the fresh fruit that Lefteris,Alexandra or Joanna had left, well you can do that too!
Thanks! See you soon Yamas! Xxx
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Fabulous hosts

We stayed for two weeks with our three year old and were joined for one of those by our brother and sister in-law with their seven year old, we had a fabulous holiday.
We can't say enough good things about this villa and the hosts.
The villa is impeccably clean, it’s also spacious and he bedrooms are nicely kept and comfortable.
The outside space is fantastic, warm spotlessly clean pool, lovely garden and a large and well planted herb bed!
The garden is great for relaxing in, some days we only ventured out to the local shop to get supplies, there’s shade for every part of the day, a big BBQ and lovely dining area that gets the later evening sun at dinner time, perfect!
The villa is perfectly situated for getting to the beautiful beaches on the west coast, Elafonisi still takes a while to get to but is beautiful and Thalassana is another well worth a visit.
Last but not least our hosts, we could not have asked for a more delightful and helpful couple. Lefteris and Alexandra couldn’t do enough for us they’re always on hand and so welcoming and charming to talk to. They showed us to a great supermarket, put us on to the local butcher, bought us produce from their own farm (and suggested how to cook it) and showed our little one around the farm on the tractor, he loved it, beautiful people!
We rarely holiday in the same place but one day we hope to see Lefteris and Alexandra again (and grandma Joanna and baby Lefteris of course!).
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Fantastic villa

We stayed for one week in this fabulous villa with our daughters and a friend (all teenagers). The owers were vey friendly and on call if we needed anything. The standard of the villa is very high, just as the photos show. Could do with a few utensils for the BBQ though! Lots of great places locally to eat, drink. The Greek night at Small Paradise was good fun, friendly staff, foods lovely and a reasonable price. The beach is a 5-10 minute walk, clean and quiet. We left a green inflatable crocodile there...he's called Colin look after him!!!
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Perfect Holidays!

During our holidays in May we stayed in Joanna Villa for a week with our three children. We were welcomed by Lefteris en Alexandra, a lovely friendly young couple, who were waiting for us at the villa, even though we arrived much later in the evening because of car rental problems. The house is great! it's big, it's clean, it has got a nice pool and garden. Both sunny and shady places are provided. Halfway the house got cleaned, what a nice surprise!

The house is situated in a small village but is near Platanias, a bigger town. Metohi is a good place to start exploring the east side of Crete. A car is recommendable. We really loved our stay and want to thank the owners for their hospitality and help with the dental problems we've experienced, the advise for a restaurant the first evening and picking oranges in their olive plantation.

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