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Maleme Villa

Crete, Chania, Maleme

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4.9 out of 5 from 23 reviews
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Nestling in the sleepy, unspoilt village of Maleme, with a backdrop of the White Mountains and a beautiful adjoining orange grove, Maleme Villa offers a luxury, tranquil Cretan village holiday. The villa is located at the edge of a village, ensuring a peaceful, relaxing stay; a five minutes stroll through the rustic village leads to the beach, taverns and shops. The villa has been lovingly and tastefully restored to maintain its original charm and character whilst importantly incorporating all the facilities you would expect for modern day living and more.

Next to a lovely orange grove, to the side of the property, in the pretty walled-garden, is the swimming pool and jacuzzi. Enjoy pool-side lounging on the wooden deck which has a range of comfortable furniture. Take a break for drinks and snacks in the impressive pool-house, which has a kitchen and a sleeping area; or enjoy an outdoor meal from the gas barbecue. To truly pamper yourself go below the pool-house and really relax in your very own luxury steam room. Shower and toilet facilities are also located here.

The layout of the villa is a little complicated as, before the restoration, half of the building was a house while the other half was a stable. Now at the ground floor there are two fully equipped kitchens, a spacious lounge with vaulted ceiling and a formal dining area that can comfortably seat six people. Stairs from the lounge lead to a romantic double bedroom on a stunning mezzanine floor. Beyond the dining area is a small, beautiful bay-windowed conservatory in which you can relax, read or just take a nap. At the same floor there are two bathrooms and a twin bedroom with French door leading to a back yard. On the first floor there are a bathroom and a double bedroom with a private balcony.


Floor area
  • 200 sq.m.
  • 4 ring ceramic stove
  • oven
  • refrigerator
  • dishes & utensils
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • coffee maker
  • kettle
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6/8 persons
  • bedroom 1: galleried bedroom on mezzanine floor overlooking the lounge, 1 double handcrafted bed, closet, AC
  • bedroom 2: first floor, 1 double bed, AC, closet, mezzanine area, hi-fi system, access to a covered balcony
  • bedroom 3: ground floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, satellite TV, DVD, access to the garden
  • 2 more persons can sleep in the pool house
Pool house
  • 2 single beds, kitchenette, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, sink, en suite bathroom, telephone, fax, computer with internet access, AC.
  • 5 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: first floor, toilet, bathtub
  • bathroom 2: ground floor, toilet, shower cabin
  • bathroom 3: ground floor, toilet, shower cabin
  • bathroom 4: pool house, toilet, shower cabin
  • bathroom 5: under the pool house/next to the steam room, toilet, shower
  • satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • radio - cd
General Info
  • steam room
  • linens
  • bath towels
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • washing machine
  • clothes dryer
  • iron/ironing board
  • hair-dryer
  • full air-conditioning
  • safe box
  • computer
  • wi-fi internet access
  • private parking
  • private garden
  • barbecue
  • stone oven
  • outdoor dining set for 6
  • sun loungers
  • parasols
  • private
  • pool ladder & pool steps
  • pool towels
  • surface: 35 sq.m.
  • depth: 0.6 m - 1.6 m
  • hydro massage
Cleaning service
  • every 3/4 days (twice per week)

At a glance

  • bedrooms-b.png bedrooms: 4
  • sleeps-b.png sleeps: 6/8
  • bathrooms-b.png bathrooms: 5
  • wi-fi-b.png internet: Wi-Fi
  • pool-b.png swimming pool: PRIVATE
  • car-b.png car: NOT NECESSARY

Staff Comments

Luxury and high quality

The restoration was made to the highest quality and the villa was equipped with all the amenities. Dish washers, washing machines and the clothes dryer will make your life easier, the on-line computer and the fax will help you stay in touch with back home and the pool, the Jacuzzi and the Turkish bath promise you relaxing holidays.

Pool house

The villa is ideal for families with teenage children who can enjoy their own space whilst remaining in the heart of the family holiday

Maleme Villa Villa on the map

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  • town.png chania: 17 km
  • airport.png chania airport: 30 km
  • airport.png heraklion airport: 150 km
  • tavern.png restaurant: 0.40 km
  • Shops.png shops: 0.40 km
  • beach.png beach: 0.65 km (Maleme beach)

EOT License 1354-13-0207


Weekly rates

01 Nov 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
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26 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
860 €
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
1,050 €
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
1,400 €
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
1,900 €
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
2,650 €
26 Aug 2017 - 08 Sep 2017
1,900 €
09 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
1,400 €
23 Sep 2017 - 03 Nov 2017
1,050 €

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 can be paid either by bank transfer up to 20 days before check-in or 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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4.9 out of 5 from 23 reviews
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Amazing time

This was our first visit to Greece and we loved it. The hospitality and friendliness shown by Stella, Alexis and most people on the island made us feel at home and welcomed like any other experiences in our travels so far. We had a great time at the cottage relaxing by the pool and enjoying the oranges brought to us. We would recommend staying here and hope to return one day.
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Fantastic villa

What a find! This villa is in a great location being nice and quiet but within walking distance of the shops,beach and a good selection of tavernas. The villa is immaculately clean and everything you could need is there. The pool is a good size and having the pool house is a bonus.

The owner is very friendly and met us at the villa even though we didn't arrive till late. We were really pleased with the 'welcome pack' of food and tea/coffee as it was too late to go to the shops.

We hired a car and saw some of the island(which is beautifully) although as it is so big we saw only a few places.
We would definitely recommend this villa and hope to go back some day
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lovely Villa

We spent a lovely relaxing week at this wonderful villa,. More than met our expectations.warm welcome from Stella and lovely homemade cake later in week. Fresh produce from gardener, villa very clean and Sophia the cleaner very friendly.
Shops, tavernas and beach easy walk. Good base to explore western Crete if you wish.
sad to leave
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Nous avons passé 3 semaines magnifiques à Maleme Villa au mois d'août.

Tous les ans nous louons une villa avec des amis dans un lieu différent et je dois avouer que nous n'avons jamais été aussi bien reçu qu'à Maleme Villa.

Stella, notre hôte, nous a couvert de cadeaux : fromage, raki, glaces, cookies, sans oublier un magnifique gâteau pour mon anniversaire.

La villa est belle, spacieuse, toujours propre grâce à Sofia. Le jardinier passe tous les jours pour entretenir la magnifique pelouse et le potager. N'oubliez pas de goûter les tomates et les courgettes du potager...un vrai régal!

Avec une voiture, vous pourrez visiter la superbe ville de Chania ou vous rendre sur une des plus belle plage de Crète (ELAFOUNISSI ou BALOS).

Enfin, si comme nous vous aimez la plongée sous marine, vous serez heureux!

Merci encore 1000 fois Stella.
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More than we could have expected

We stayed in this lovely house for one week, and were sad to leave. The location is perfect and peaceful and everything functioned really well. Stella's warm hospitality was an extra bonus as well as the friendly attitude of Alex, the gardener and the cleaning ladies. We didn't hire a car, and didn't actually need it. A very good supermarket is nearby and the beach restaurants are close too. It is easy to go to Platanias and Hania by bus or taxi. A warm thank you for a great holiday :)
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Simply Amazing!

We have recently returned from what was a perfect honeymoon at Maleme Villa. The villa is truly wonderful and has everything you could ever need, and more! Maleme Villa is incredibly spacious, clean and comfortable. We were greeted by Stella, her lovely mother and the lady who cleans the villa - and what a fabulous greeting we received! Stella spoiled us with some lovely treats and we were very touched by this gesture.

We had a hire car for the week we stayed but we didn't leave the villa for 3 days because we were so relaxed and comfortable. We ate out most evenings and we can strongly recommend Mike's hotel and restaurant, which is on the main road. Turn left when you get to the bike hire place and it's a short stroll to Mike's.

The only downside is that we had to come home. I just hope that we can go back again one day and, if we can, we'll definitely book for a fortnight.
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spring in Crete

We had a lovely week based in Maleme. The villa was everything that it said it would be and the welcome was more than we could possibly have expected. Aptera was a highlight - fascinating place with the added benefit of amazing views of Souda Bay and wonderful wild flowers. Great to have bike hire just down the road. The Botanic park was also well worth a visit - and a meal with delicious homemade lemonade.
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Holiday 10.06.-17.06.2104

perfect house, perfect pool, a very Relaxing Holiday in a beautiful area! when we decide to make our holiday again in crete we would choose Villa maleme! it was also a very nice und very friendly host an Service.
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We feel that we will only be repeating the comments of others who have stayed here, but it truly lives up to expectations. From the villas location, to the superb facilities throughout, we honestly could not find fault, and had a brilliant holiday with every comfort you could wish for. To be met at the villa with local goods, to chat with the owner and be given a few local tips as where to visit and eat, was a really nice touch,(thank you Stella).

As a family, with four teenagers, the location worked for everyone, with ample space to relax around the pool, or stroll down to the beach.

This was the first time that we didn't hire a car on holiday, and we pre booked a mini bus from the airport both ways, and used the superb, air-conditioned coaches to visit Chania, which is a beautiful day/night out.

Our holiday was a total success, although we could have stayed a lot longer! We hope to return again, and would recommend this wonderful home to allow you to enjoy your Greek holiday.
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Perfect base for a wonderful family holiday

This villa was perfect for our two week family holiday. The villa itself is spacious, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Stella and her team made us very welcome with supplies in the fridge when we arrived and a few delicious gifts from the bakery during our stay. The pool was pefect for our two young children (7 & 9). The pool house and veranda provides shade all day. The location is right on the edge of the village with virtually no passing traffic. You can easily walk to a wide variety of tavernas, shops and the beach. We hired a car which we would recommend so that you can explore this beautiful region. This villa is highly recommended. We will definitely be returning to Crete again.
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Perfect family holiday

Chania Rentals have been the most efficient and helpful rental firm, answering questions and making recommendations by return emails. Maleme Villa is fantastic...perfect for our holiday with teenagers and young adults. Very clean, well equipped and wonderfully kept swimming pool.Everything you need in walking distance;beach, tavernas,bus stop and supermarket. Easy to use buses, and fun to hire bikes too. Lovely treats from owner on arrival, and wonderful to have cleaner midweek. Highly recommend it...we shall return!
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Maleme Villa

We arrived late at night and were greeted by Stella, the owner of the villa. Stella made us very welcome and had provided basic provisions and beer for us. Later she bought round some hot home-made (by her mum) vegetable pies, which were delicious. There was also a decanter of Ouzo to get us in the holiday mood.

The villa was immaculate and beautifully furnished. There are 2 fully furnished kitchens, which we found very useful. The pool house was adopted by our 21 year old. We had free run of the orange grove and lemon tree and made freshly squeezed juice for breakfast every day.The pool was heaven on hot days and we made full use of it.

Near to the villa, on the way down to the beach, there is a lovely restaurant called 'Perasma'. The lady who owns it is a real character. We ate there twice and especially loved the hot vine leaves. A nice little touch was the small ice creams we were given after each meal. The night before we left, she gave me and my mum a bottle of aperitif each.

Within walking distance from the villa is a tavern called 'The Black Lantern' which is owned by an English man named Graham. We had a really good evening there dancing to old 60's songs.

About 15-20 minutes walk from the villa, there is a German War Cemetery where more than 15000 German soldiers lost their lives during the Second World War in the Greek territory. It is so well tended and such a peaceful place to visit.

Another restaurant we visited was 'Lithos' in Chania. Excellent service and food. 100% recommended

All in all we had a wonderful holiday and would totally recommend this villa.
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Maleme Villa

We arrived at the villa late evening to be welcomed so warmly by the lovely Stella. We were overwhelmed by her generosity, making us marmalade and cookies and filling the fridge with a few essentials.

The villa is stunning. Sometimes photos are taken in such a way to make things look larger, but the villa is exactly as it looks in the photos, beautifully restored, tastefully furnished and wonderfully comfortable. It's only a short walk down to the main road where we caught buses and another few minutes down to the beach. We had the best of both worlds, peace and relaxation at the villa and plenty to do just down the road.

Honestly we had he best holiday ever and if you get the chance to snap up this wonderful property I promise you wont be disappointed! Thank you so much Stella, and thank you to the team at Chania Rentals for making my booking and stay so easy and wonderful!
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May 2014

Maleme House was a very comfortable base for our family holiday. It was well furnished & looked after. We particularly enjoyed the garden and pool. A suggestion to make the accommodation more comfortable is to improve the kitchen equipment. Local fruit and vegetables are delicious so part of our holiday enjoyment is to cook for ourselves. There is a good oven, dishwasher and lots of crockery and we would have appreciated better chopping boards, knives and other utensils. We expected to have young children with us and they would have had difficulty with the open staircases and different levels.
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Excellent Accommodation

We arrived to meet Stella, who was very welcoming and had left a welcome pack in the Fridge along with a lovely Easter cake! Very nice! The villa is first class accommodation clean and spacious. We spent the first few days around the pool, while the weather was good, very relaxing. The villa is well positioned, to walk to the village and the seafront also the bus to Chania is on your doorstep. Please visit Traditional Cretan Products, excellent cheese and wine. Also the Ceramic workshop is well worth a visit. Village itself was very quiet, which suited us. All in all our experience of Crete was wonderful, people lovely and scenery beautiful. Thanks to Stella and also Sofia who helped with directions to the car hire people.
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Excellent holiday

My wife and three daughters (13,11, 8) have hired villas in various countries for the past 7 years. It is no exaggeration to say that Maleme Cottages ticked all our boxes and met all our expectations.

The villa is located in a residential area of Maleme, on a corner plot, and consists of a 2 acre orange orchard, pool house/pool and cottage. The owner has made every effort to style and design the villa in a modern manner. The garden is peaceful and colourful and the pool has a jacuzzi area in one corner which is very relaxing. The pool is not particularly large and at the deepest part is approximately 1.6m which is safe for children of our ages

If you want a relaxing holiday without too much touring then a car hire is not essential for this villa. There are approximately 6 supermarkets, 8 tavernas, a butcher and chemist all within a 5-10 minute walk. The beach front itself is no more than 10 minute walk away and although it is a pebble beach most of the cafe/restaurants allow free use of sunbeds providing you are a customer without any pressure of continued spending. We ate locally most nights and did not have a bad meal at all although service at one was most poor. Tavernas particularly recommended are Malame Taverna on the beach front and Mikes Hotel on the main road. It was extremely cheap to dine out with cost of approximately 50 euros for our family of five which included bread entree, a main course, drinks and fruit.

Bus travel into the main area of Chania is straightforward taking approximately 30 minutes at a cost of 2.30euros each and buses run very frequently. The harbour in Chania is beautiful with plenty of tavernas and shopping opportunities. Our girls enjoyed a tour of Chania on a horse and carriage. A water park at Limnoupolis is also a good day out for young families.

The Cretan people of very generous and welcoming. Our host, Stella, brought us many gifts during our stay including fresh oranges, cakes, biscuits and olive oil.
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This house accommodated our party of 8 perfectly. It had everything we needed for our stay and we had a fantastic holiday. The villa and pool were well looked after and our host very welcoming and generous. We managed without a car for a week as the local buses were brilliant and supermarket and restaurants are within easy walking distance. First time to Crete but hopefully not the last! Thank you!
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Relaxing 10 days

We have spend some wonderful days in Maleme Villa. It was Easter in Greece and we were spoiled by our generous host with biscuits, colored eggs, sweet bread and lamb pie- all home made! We enjoyed the homely atmosphere of this well kept and clean place with its pretty garden and the tempting pool. We were glad that it was only a short drive to Chania, a buzzling village with lots of shops, bars and restaurants nestled in the old venetian buildings. Perfect for teenager to stroll along on their own. Although it takes some driving to get to the sandy beaches along the west coast we recommend those day trips to Falarnassa, to Balos or to Efalonisi. Have a picnic lunch under the olive trees and get some greek food in one of the greek taverns while the sun sets. The 'Deutsche Soldatenfriedhof", just a walking distance from the house, should be visited to make sure that these dark years will never be forgotten. The Samaria Gorge was stunning- a nice combination of walking and getting taken back by boat. May is most probably the best time to visit Crete Island.
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6 of us fitted well into this house very comfortably. The house is situated in real Crete and as I lived in Platanias 25 years ago when there was only one restaurant and one hotel, this was a quiet and pleasant relief. The house is very nice and well converted having air conditioning that works and is all well decked out . Good for all types of groups of people probably catering slightly more for those that would like it a bit more peaceful when they get home at night
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Wonderful holiday in Maleme Villa !

We spent a very good time in the maleme villa. We enjoyed the swimming pool and the hammam. The villa was near the sea. There were many shops like a bakery near the villa to buy things without using a car. We ate Cretan specialities in beautiful restaurants along the Maleme beach . The bus is very helpful to visit Hania and to go in Platanias to enjoy of the sandy beach.
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This is an extremely welcoming villa, furnished and maintained with great taste and very well taken care of, including the lovely pool and garden with the adjoining lime grove. Best thing though is the personal style, it feels as if you were visiting friends rather than renting a holiday home: flowers, delicious home-made marmalade and wine! Plenty of cats too if you want them! The living room with the master bedroom off it is stunning. We travelled as a family with three nearly grown-up teenagers and an additional friend - the house is spacious and especially the pool house was useful for some extra privacy and internet access. Maleme itself has a pebbly beach and good swimming, some restaurants and a great local bakery but is not too touristy. Lots of other beautiful beaches, mountain villages and charming Chania close by. We had a brilliant holiday!
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We stayed in this great villa for 2 weeks. There were 10 of us, 6 adults and four children. We had a fantastic holiday. The house , garden and pool were all first class. We were made very welcome and had great freedom to enjoy a wonderful holiday. We were particularly impressed with the standard of cleanliness and the frequent visits of the cleaning ladies! They work so hard. Thank you again for a super stay.
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A fantastic villa!

A superbly renovated and carefully maintained villa and grounds, spacious and cool, with a beautiful garden full of flowers, a very nice pool and an orange grove, in a very quiet place, however within walking distance of supermarket, shops and beach. The owner brought us home made cookies, flowers, wine and oil and the cleaning lady, Sofia, taught us how to cook moussaka and gave us fruit and oil. We felt at home, which is not often the case with a rented house.The 4 of us had plenty of space and privacy and we loved having our meals outside on the shaded terrace - we used the BBQ a lot. I have a mobility problem but with the downstair room and shower room it was perfect. The pool is also easily accessible. A perfect 15-day holiday and we just want to come back as soon as possible!

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