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Metochi Villa
Crete, Chania, Tavronitis, Vouves village
00302821800511
out of 5 from 40  reviews

Description

Metochi Villa is a new-built villa built on a hillside, offering wonderful panoramic view over the countryside, the sea and the distant mountains. In less than 5min drive you can find everything you may need for your stay. The property is surrounded by olive groves and is a perfect place for relaxation, hearing the sound of the cicadas love song...

The most impressive point of the beautiful garden is the infinity pool at the terrace edge. Next to the pool there is a big children's pool. Under a wooden pergola there are sunbeds, where you can have your sunbath admiring the view. A wooden dining set is found in front of the villa, while the sitting set on the roof offers an amazing view. Behind the villa, next to the kitchen, there are a barbecue and a stone oven.

The security front door opens to an open area that consists of the beautiful decorated seating area and dining area. French door leads to the terrace and the pool. On the same floor there is a bathroom and few steps lead to the kitchen. On the first floor there are a double and a twin bedroom, both with ensuite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a balcony with panoramic pool and sea view and one more overlooking the olive trees and the distant mountains.

Facilities

Floor area
  • 125 sq. m
kitchen
  • ✓ 4 ring ceramic stove
  • ✓ oven
  • ✓ refrigerator
  • ✓ dishes & utensils
  • ✓ dishwasher
  • ✓ microwave
  • ✓ toaster
  • ✓ coffee maker
  • ✓ kettle
Bedrooms
  • 2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 4 persons
  • bedroom 1: first floor, 1 double bed, closet, AC, TV, en suite bathroom, veranda with sea and mountain view
  • bedroom 2: first floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, TV, en suite bathroom, balcony
Bathrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: first floor, toilet, shower, ensuited to bedroom 1
  • bathroom 2: first floor, toilet, shower, ensuited to bedroom 2
  • bathroom 3: ground floor, toilet, shower
Entertainment
  • ✓ satellite TV
  • ✓ DVD player
  • ✓ radio - cd
  • ✓ kid's toys
General Info
  • ✓ linens
  • ✓ bath towels
  • ✓ baby cot
  • ✓ high chair
  • ✓ washing machine
  • ✓ iron/ironing board
  • ✓ hair-dryer
  • ✓ safe box
  • ✓ wi-fi internet access
  • ✓ alarm system
  • ✓ bathroom amenities
Outside
  • ✓ private parking
  • ✓ private garden
  • ✓ barbecue
  • ✓ stone oven
  • ✓ outdoor dining set for 6
  • ✓ sun loungers
  • ✓ parasol
Pool
  • ✓ private
  • ✓ pool ladder
  • ✓ pool towels
  • ✓ surface: 46 sq.m.
  • ✓ depth: 0.60 m - 1.65 m
  • ✓ children's area (0.35 m)
Cleaning service
  • every 3/4 days (twice per week)
At a glance
  • bedrooms: 2bedrooms: 2
  • sleeps: 4sleeps: 4
  • bathrooms: 3bathrooms: 3
  • internet: Wi-Fiinternet: Wi-Fi
  • swimming pool: PRIVATEswimming pool: PRIVATE
  • car: ESSENTIALcar: ESSENTIAL
Staff Comments
  • Beautiful Villa

    The new-built Metochi Villa is a beautiful stone house, decorated with unique and elegant pieces.

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Distances
  • chania: 24 kmchania: 24 km
  • chania airport: 42 kmchania airport: 42 km
  • heraklion airport: 162 kmheraklion airport: 162 km
  • restaurant: 2 kmrestaurant: 2 km
  • shops: 3 kmshops: 3 km
  • beach: 2.20 km (Rapaniana beach)beach: 2.20 km (Rapaniana beach)
EOT License: 1042K123K2962401
Rates
Weekly rates
  • 21 Mar 20 - 17 Apr 20
    780€
  • 18 Apr 20 - 15 May 20
    840€
  • 16 May 20 - 19 Jun 20
    1000€
  • 20 Jun 20 - 17 Jul 20
    1350€
  • 18 Jul 20 - 21 Aug 20
    1850€
  • 22 Aug 20 - 04 Sep 20
    1350€
  • 05 Sep 20 - 18 Sep 20
    1050€
  • 19 Sep 20 - 08 Nov 20
    850€
780€ - 1850€
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 90 days before check-in, no fee will be charged; we will refund you the deposit.
  • If cancelled 89 - 60 days before check-in, 20% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • If cancelled 59 - 30 days 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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Reviews
5 out of 5 from 40 reviews
  • Très belle villa

    Period of Stay: Aug 2019
    Nous avons été très bien accueillis puis avons séjourné une semaine dans cette belle villa très fonctionnelle. La vue depuis la terrasse sur les champs d'oliviers et la mer est magnifique. L'endroit est très calme et reposant. Nous y retournerons avec plaisir.
  • Superbe séjour

    Period of Stay: Jul 2019
    Nous avons passés 2 excellentes semaines en juillet dans la villa Metochi. Maison très confortable dans un coin charmant au calme avec une vue magnifique sur la mer. Bien localisée elle permet de découvrir la région nord ouest de la Crête. Très propre le ménage est fait deux fois par semaine. La piscine est agréable pour se reposer et se détendre après une balade dans les gorges. Nous ne regrettons pas notre choix.
  • Beautiful

    Period of Stay: Apr 2019
    There was 4 of us (2 couples) and we all absolutely loved the villa. Stunning view, amazing patio with the pool and the VIEW is just breathtaking! The sea on the one side and the mountain on the other. The villa has secured parking ( car required), fire place ( might need to use it in April time ) as the weather vary. We cooked and ate inside and outside. Perfect for 4 people.

    The communication with the owner was second to none. Met us on the 1st day and showed the house and check on us during our stay. Highly recommenced and would come back without any hesitation. 5 start all the way!

    The villa is just 3 min walk from Terra Crete-olive oil production-go and book yourself a tour-worth it! The villa is surrounded by olive trees plantation. Restaurants and shops 5-10 min drive away. Try their fresh bakery products! Restaurants: Wave in (10min drive) great fish served on a hot stone, Glykeria-in Elafonisi-The best moussaka and MYLOZ In Kolymvari - (10min drive) quality food. The best meal!
  • PERFECT!

    Period of Stay: Oct 2018
    We, 2 adults and 1 child, stayed in Metochi Villa for 1 week in octobre.

    The villa ist great, spacious, clean, well equipped! The pool is really nice and well maintained. The views from all the rooms and the pool area are just fantastic!

    We appreciated very much the ideal location of the villa. It is close to Chania and to a lot of dream beaches. Good tavernas are in a few minutes drive.

    The owner is very nice and helpful.

    All in all we had an excellent stay and can absolutely and very highly recommend the villa!
  • Prachtig huis

    Period of Stay: Sep 2018
    Het huis is zeer comfortabel en mooi ingericht. Uitzicht is prachtig op de bergen en de zee. Service gewoon goed! Fijne vakantie gehad
  • Traumhafter Urlaub

    Period of Stay: Jun 2018
    Wir haben zwei wunderschöne Wochen auf Kreta verlebt, in der tadellos gepflegten und schönen Metochi Villa. Zur Ausstattung und Lage ist in den vorherigen Rezensionen schon alles gesagt worden. Uns ist noch einmal wichtig, uns bei Despina und Manos, und auch beim Housekeeping zu bedanken. Wir waren beeindruckt von Ihrem freundlichen Empfang, Ihrer herzlichen Gastfreundschaft und Fürsorge. Wir kommen gerne wieder! Liebe Grüße!
  • Dream view

    Period of Stay: May 2018
    The 14 days in May 2018 were a wonderful time for us, which I would like to think back to.
    For 4 people the house was optimally equipped.
    The house is really beautiful between olive groves.
    I was particularly impressed by the friendliness and hospitality of the people here in Crete. The house owners here were totally uncomplicated. We had a nice welcome with welcome pack (wine, water, biscuits, juice etc.) The pool was sensational. The cleaning twice a week gave us an even more relaxed holiday as usual. It was only little things with the years are not quite as great as at the beginning, when the house was decorated. The large armchair on the terrace can be removed or replaced. The dishwasher does not wash clean even after several rinses. Some people may find it annoying that there is no hot water in the morning.

    Everything did not bother me much.
    You can also wash by hand and in the morning a refreshing shower invigorating. At noon and in the evening the water is warm again.

    I would definitely come back with 4 people. The location is optimal. You have peace, and is still fast on the main road. The sights of western Crete are all within easy reach. The taverns in the villages are great.

    Therefore, despite little things that you can fix 5 stars.

    Warm greetings from Germany
  • Excellent!

    Period of Stay: May 2018
    Superbly equipped spacious villa. Incredibly peaceful & relaxing amongst the olive groves. Host was very welcoming on arrival, showing us around, how everything worked, etc. Even supplying us with a complimentary basket of food & drinks. Everything inside is clean, modern and to a high standard. Having the maid a couple of times a week to refresh towels & clean is also a great plus. Highly recommended! We plan to return.
  • Relaxing holidays !!!

    Period of Stay: Sep 2017
    A wonderful and perfect vacation on the island Crete with nothing but nice people and a scenery, as we have not expected them. The house was simply perfect for us, in particular of the housekeeping has liked us very well and was for us a great extra. Particularly dear thanks in Despina and Manos for the incredibly hearty hospitality!!!
  • Stunning Fortnight

    Period of Stay: Jul 2017
    We have just returned from an absolutely stunning fortnight at Metochi Villa. As previously mentioned the photos do not do the villa or location justice. Manos and Despina were so helpful and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble even supplying bottled water when the water in the village went off. The villa was immaculately clean, well equipped, home from home. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone and everyone. We would certainly return without hesitation.
  • Highly recommended

    Period of Stay: Jul 2017
    We had the perfect holiday at Villa Metochi. The location is ideal as private , tranquil with amazing views from different balconies and the rooftop terrace. We loved the view of the moutains to the right, the seaview over Tavronitis, the olive trees around and the sound of the cicadas.

    The villa is beautifully designed with tastefully furniture and equipped with really everything you need. WIFI worked well, cleaning was done twice a week and our host was very service-minded – at arrival he waited while our flight was late and we were welcomed with drinks and food for the first night. Thank you!

    Secluded by an electrical gate to the street and finding the neighbor absent we felt very secure and private. A car is recommended and it is a short and nice drive to the seaside of Kolymvari where you can find beautiful restaurants and some supermarkets. The hills around invite to explore them on picturesque small roads.

    Chania is not far away. We would highly recommend this villa and hope to return again.
  • Best equipped villa in lovely setting

    Period of Stay: Jun 2017
    We have rented many villas over the past 10 years and this was one of the best equipped we have had. Everything you could need, even down to toiletries, was provided. As other reviewers have said the setting and views were great and it was so peaceful. We had villa for first two weeks of June and although the pool felt a little chilly on the first day it soon warmed up.
  • Perfect Accommodation

    Period of Stay: May 2017
    We stayed at Metochi Villa for 2 weeks in May. The house is beautiful, with great views and privacy, and a fantastic roof deck for a glass of good Crete wine in the evening. On hot days, the pool was a lovely spot to cool off and read.

    The location is excellent for touring the western half of Crete, and we made day trips to many beaches and villages, including on the south coast. The drives are spectacular, with mountains, and vegetation, and goats galore. Chania is a charming city and we had several great meals there, and also one day in Rethymnon.

    The allied war memorial cemetery at Souda Bay is worth a visit, and provides some insight into the Cretan experience during WWII.

    I would recommend this villa to anyone looking for a smaller accommodation - perfect for 2 - 4.
  • Super!

    Period of Stay: Apr 2017
    Nous sommes restés une semaine dans cette villa; 2 adultes et un bébé de 2 ans.
    L' accueil a été super sympathique et serviable!
    Un pack de bienvenue à l'arrivée nous a même été offert!
    La villa est très confortable, calme, avec une superbe vue sur la mer/montagne/oliviers.
    La piscine est vraiment agréable avec un petite pataugeoire pour les enfants.
    Le ménage est fait tous les 3 jours et est impeccable.
    Tout est bien pensé et complet pour un super séjour.
    Nous avons été enchantés!
    Nous reviendrons certainement...
    Seul petit bémol: il faudrait que les propriétaires achètent un nouveau lit bébé... Il n'y a plus de matelas et il est inutilisable ainsi.
  • Lovely house

    Period of Stay: Apr 2017
    We stayed here for a week, mid April 2017.

    The house itself is lovely.
    Nice and spacious and absolutely stunning views. The house was very clean as well and the cleaner came after 4 days of staying to clean again.
    The bedrooms are a good size and there is a good sized living accommodation.

    The pool is unheated and in April very cold. We braved the cold water, but if you like your water warm, then this pool is not for you. Personally I think a solar panel with some pool heater connected would likely make this a lot more comfortable.

    The owner of the house is very nice and very quick with helping. We were unfortunate and on the first night at around 00:30, just when heading to bed we heard a running water noise. Turns out the drain was blocked.
    Owner was there 40 minutes later and assisted so we could get through the night.
    The next morning (Easter Sunday) around 10AM he was there with a plumber with professional equipment. We were very impressed. They eventually flushed out two linen nappies which must have been flushed through the toilet by some people that stayed in here before us.
    Issue was then swiftly resolved. Since it was Easter, we were left with a basket with chocolates, painted eggs, biscuits for our kids and a massive bottle of water to get us through the morning as most of the shops were closed for Easter.

    WIFI: The house has wifi via a mifi connection. We found this fast enough to use our amazon kindle fire stick to stream video on the tv for our kids.

    LOCATION:
    The house is probably around 20 minutes drive from Chania via the "old road".
    You'll need a car to get around.
    The "old road" is a lovely road with on the side close to the property, loads and loads of shops, restaurants. We found a supermarket open here on Easter Sunday.
    Chania itself is absolutely stunning and not to be missed.

    We found the Greek people to be very friendly and love the tradition of getting a complimentary raki and cake in most restaurants.

    We would recommend this property
  • Beautiful villa for a relaxing stay

    Period of Stay: Sep 2016
    Myself and my wife stayed at Villa Metochi for two weeks in September and we are already considering coming back next year!

    The villa itself is large with plenty of space. The villa has all your regular mod cons but the roof terrace and the pool are to die for. From the roof terrace all you can see if the ocean in the distance while at the same time being surrounded by Olive Trees. If it's a relaxing break you are after then this is the place for you.

    The villa is only a 20 mins drive from Chania and it's old port. However, we particularly enjoyed the little fishing village of Kolymvari which is only 5 mins drive from the villa. Here you will find all manner of tavernas serving fresh fish and traditional Cretan dishes.

    All in all this was an amazing holiday. We would like to thank the owners and Chania rentals for giving us our dream vacation.
  • Magnifique !!!!

    Period of Stay: Aug 2016
    Nous avons passé 3 semaines dans la villa Metochi: séjour extraordinaire . Le propriétaire est charmant et très réactif. La villa est superbe, fonctionnelle, au calme et bénéficie d'une vue magnifique!

    La villa est proche de kolympari où vous trouverez de nombreux restaurants .
  • Ideal villa and fantastic views

    Period of Stay: Jul 2016
    We have just come back from a week at Metochi Villa. The photos do not do it justice; the views are spectacular, the villa is extremely well appointed and the pool was a good size. Everything was very clean. Manos very kindly drove out to meet us because our flight was delayed and we could not locate the villa in the dark. He and Despina were both helpful with advice about places to go and the best beaches. We loved the roof terrace which had a good breeze even on the hottest of days, and also the location up on the hillside not overlooked by any other properties. We would highly recommend the villa and would love to come back for another stay.
  • Stunning Villa

    Period of Stay: Jun 2016
    We have just retuned home having spent a most relaxing week at the spectacular Metochi Villa... Our first impression couldn't have been better upon meeting the owner Manos, a most pleasant and hospitable man who greeted us with lots of complimentary goodies and useful tips on where to go and what to see. The villa itself is really excellent - beautifully appointed and incredibly well stocked. The pool, roof terrace, balconies and the view combine to make this by far the most impressive villa we've stayed in.

    We love to cook so we were really delighted with the 'outdoor kitchen' which boasted a wonderful wood-burning bbq and pizza oven!! Mobile wifi is provided free of charge, so needless to say our teenagers were happy!! Full cleaning service provided midweek. The villa is surrounded by beautiful olive groves and offers a stunning view of the sea...

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Metochi Villa and hope to return again... Thank you Manos and Despina, for everything!
  • Perfect Holidays in Greece May 2016

    Period of Stay: May 2016
    We spent two wonderful weeks in Villa Metochi. Everything was perfectly organized. Many thanks also to the team of Chania Rentals . F or sure, we will come back !
  • superbe villa

    Period of Stay: Oct 2015
    Isolée, au calme complet, entourée d'oliviers et pourtant à 5 minutes de la mer et des commerces. Décoration luxueuse, cuisine super équipée avec une multitude d'accessoires, lits confortables, 3 salles de douche, portail automatique....difficile de faire plus.

    Fin octobre, nous n'avons pu profiter des nombreuses terrasses aménagées, de la piscine à débordement ou de la zone barbecue-four à bois.

    Tout est extrêmement propre et le ménage fait 2 fois par semaine.

    Splendide.
  • Magnifiques vacances !

    Period of Stay: Oct 2015
    Nous avons passé une magnifique semaine dans la villa, vraiment très jolie et correspondant parfaitement à ce que nous avions imaginé. Accueil très sympathique par le propriétaire, explications détaillées. Propreté impeccable et nettoyage au milieu de la semaine, vraiment rien à redire ! Endroit superbe, entouré d'oliviers. Seul le Wi-Fi était très faible et ne nous a pas permis de consulter Internet.

    Nous pouvons sans aucune hésitation recommander cette location, nous reviendrons certainement ! Merci également à Chania Rentals pour son site Internet vraiment bien fait, fonctionnel et de toute confiance.
  • Beautiful villa

    Period of Stay: Sep 2015
    We recently spent 2 glorious weeks at the villa, which is built and decorated to a very high spec. The villa is very easy to locate, and is only a short distance from chania airport.

    Throughout our stay the villa was maintained twice a week by an excellent maid service who did an impressive job. The benefit of the children's pool was an added bonus and our children made full use of it daily, and the addition of the pool toys were also much appreciated, as was the cat that the kids adored !

    Car hire is essential in order to explore some of the islands fabulous beaches, particularly Elafonsi and Balos. We visited many tavernas on the island, although the best we found were in local Travitoritus, which aside from the excellent food were very hospitable, and even had children play areas, and many offered free dessert and a glass of raki.
  • Lovely Villa, Lovely Location, Lovely Owners

    Period of Stay: Jul 2015
    WOW. What an amazing villa Metochi is. The setting is stunning and the villa is immaculate. We were greeted by the owner who showed us round and presented us with chocolate, wine, water, sweets and biscuits. The owners and housekeeper were so helpful during our stay, especially when my husband locked us all out of the villa one evening! You are just surrounded by olive groves and the sea view to the front. The pool is well maintained as are the surrounding gardens. We used the BBQ as couple of times, sourcing meat, fish, salad and veg from the local shops in Tavronitis. You are just an hours drive from the most breathtaking beach on Crete, Elafonisi, which is great for snorkelling. You are 20 minutes from the harbour town of Chania. Ravdoucha beach and The Waves on The Rock taverna are worth a visit. Kolymbari offers many great restaurants too, especially Diktina. My daughter and her friend were brave enough to do a paraflight in Agios Marina, about 15 minutes drive. We would love to have been able to buy the villa, there and then! We felt so at home and found it very hard to leave. We will be visiting again soon!!
  • recommended

    Period of Stay: May 2015
    we had a lovely two weeks at this villa. The pool and villa were spotless and the surrounding olive groves made for a very peaceful time.
  • We had a wonderful time at Metochi villa

    Period of Stay: May 2015
    We spent one week in May (2015) at Metochi Villa. We had a wonderful vacation. We loved the house, it is a nice, cozy and clean. The pool is great, the patios are relaxing, and the roof terrace has a perfect view of both the coast and mountains. The villa is located in olive tree grove, adding significantly to the overall stunning atmosphere. The hosts were friendly and helpful ( a seafood restaurant they recommended was amazing). You need a car to get around, but you are conveniently located to nearby towns, beaches, and other points of interest.
  • Great time in a great home

    Period of Stay: May 2015
    We spent one week in Metochi Villa in early May 2015. We enjoyed our time at this "home away from home" - especially the big/modern pool and the spectacular view from the roof terrace. The hosts welcomed us with a compliment basket and some hints on where to go and what to see.
  • Wonderful holiday in Chania

    Period of Stay: Apr 2015
    We stayed at Metochi for a week - and we couldn't have been happier. The villa is amazing, the views breathtaking, the weather perfect, the food delicious, the beaches beautiful, the countryside stunning - we can't fault a thing. Manousos and his family have created a fabulous holiday home - well equipped, clean, fab pool and outdoor area, lots of room in the house and the rooftop terrace is great for catching those last rays. We fell in love with Chania and we'll definitely be back.
  • Relaxing, Comfortable, Clean!

    Period of Stay: Oct 2014
    We spent a very relaxing two weeks at Metochi Villa in October. The villa is very well appointed, comfortable and well laid out. The owners were lovely and the villa was kept incredibly clean throughout our stay. The pool was a bit cool that late in the year, but we still used it! Fantastic views out over the bay in a quiet location, but still only five minutes from the main National Road. We were recommended a few places to visit by the owner, and all were worthwhile. The villa is in a great place to explore the west of Crete. Chania is only 15-20 minutes drive and there are plenty of shops and supermarkets local to the villa. Highly recommend trips to Chania, Rethimnon, Samaria Gorge and Knossos, and there are nice beaches at Elafonisi and Sougia if you don't mind a drive. Some nice tavernas in Tavronitis and surrounding villages for evenings. Lovely villa and would recommend it to anyone visiting Crete. If possible, fly into Chania airport, but it is only two hours away from Heraklion. A car is essential, so either airport is suitable.
  • wonderful and relaxing holidays

    Period of Stay: Aug 2014
    Peaceful place with beautiful view. Friendly landlord who cares about you and the house and gives you tips for places to go if you want to. Cleaning twice a week. Everything for a perfect stay
  • Two weeks in heaven

    Period of Stay: Jul 2014
    The villa was perfect and very well looked after with a cleaning service twice a week. The kitchen was well stocked and we loved using the outside BBQ. The pool was clean and warm - my 4 year old son was swimming by the time we left. All the bedrooms have ensuite facilities and balconies. It's a great spot if you want to get away from it all with a beautiful view. If you want to go exploring its easy to check out the south west of the island which is unspoilt with stunning coastlines and sunsets. Despina and Manos were incredibly hospitable and had thought of everything to make our holiday as relaxing as possible. I'd recommend this villa to all my friends and family and would go back in a heart beat. A wonderful 2 weeks - thank you so much!!!
  • Une merveille

    Period of Stay: Aug 2013
    Nous avons passe 3semaines de pur bonheur dans cette villa magnifique .rien ne manque , la décoration y est parfaite et la vue enchanteresse. Que dire des enfants qui on pris possession de la grande piscine . Les propriétaires sont charmant et très disponible encore merci a eux . Une chose est sur ........nous reviendrons !!!!!
  • fantastic villa and location

    Period of Stay: Jun 2014
    Myself, my husband and 3 young children have just returned back from a 2 week stay at this beautiful villa. The owners attention to detail was fantastic. The villa itself is an absolute credit to the owner and he should be very proud for what he has achieved. If you are looking for a villa holiday in a beautiful location with fantastic views, a well equipped villa, do not hesitate to book this. We have had several villa holidays ourselves and this villa is by far the best. Thankyou for a lovely holiday. The hawthorne family
  • Beautiful villa and location!

    Period of Stay: Apr 2014
    We have just returned home from a brilliant 10 night stay at this villa, we had a great time and we didn't want to leave! We arrived late at night, very tired but the owners were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. They provided us with lots of useful information about where to visit and the local area.

    We were very lucky with weather and highly recommend this villa to families and to to those that want to explore. Car hire is essential but it takes just minutes to drive from the villa to the local beaches and shops, restaurants etc. The view from the villa overlooking the mountains and sea is amazing and was a real treat waking up to every morning. The only negatives for us was having to come home!
  • a wonder experience!

    Period of Stay: Apr 2014
    I booked Metochi villa as a weeks treat for my family over the Easter break. We reserved Metochi villa on the basis of the beautiful photos and crossed our fingers that it would be just as great in reality. It was. We absolutely loved the peaceful location, surrounded by olive groves, not a road in sight, the sea in the distance and snow capped mountains over to the east. The villa itself was a pleasure to stay in, with beautiful honey-coloured stone walls, wonderful views in all directions, an elegant livingroom, attractive bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a swimming pool that was stunning (OK, it was very cold at this time of year but in the summer it would be total bliss). On a couple of occasions we contacted the owner to ask about something and she was incredibly helpful and pleasant, not to mention the fact that her English was wonderful (puts the rest of us all to shame!). We certainly plan to come back and stay here. Just one little request: please could we have oven gloves in the kitchen and a broom to sweep the floor? With three messy kids a broom would be handy!
  • Metochi Villa review (July 2013)

    Period of Stay: Jul 2013
    Our 2 week experience at the Metochi Villa was just perfect. Everything was just first class. The house, the furnishing, the equipment and service is without any doubt 5 star rating. The house was spotless, beautifully decorated and fully equipped. The pool and the big terrace was just perfect to cater for our relaxing days. The barbecue and pizza oven outside ensured some delicious home cooked diners. The owners were adorable, very welcoming and always available if one needed anything or had any questions. The housekeeping, garden and pool maintenance was organised by the owner twice a week. The house was perfectly located on a quiet hillside surrounded by olive groves, a 5 minute drive from the local village and with plenty to do and visit in the area........ just a dream Holiday. There was however one major problem............... 2 weeks was too short. We should have stayed 1 more week.
  • beautiful stay

    Period of Stay: Jul 2013
    we stayed at the Metochi villa in mid july & had a fabulous stay!the villa it`s a real paradise,very beautiful with all the facilities you can actually desire.The swimming pool it`s amazing & it`s so peaceful around!the owner was also very nice & helpful.i will definetly recommend this place if you want to visit Chania!
  • séjour

    Period of Stay: Jun 2013
    nous avons passé 2 semaines très agréable dans une superbe maison. Située à 10 minutes d'une belle plage de galets,la villa est entourée d'oliviers et a une superbe vue sur la mer. Il ne manque rien et la décoration intérieure est faite avec gout. De plus les propriétaires sont charmants, nous donnent des adresses pour des tavernes et des idées de visite. Piscine débordante avec vue mer.
  • Fantastic Villa & Holiday

    Period of Stay: Apr 2013
    The spec of the villa is exactly as the photos show - very high quality and spotless throughout. The owners met us and were very informative about local information and good places to eat. The villa itself has 4 balconies, one on each side of the building so you are always guaranteed sun at anytime of the day. It has eveything that you could possibly need, wood fire oven out back, dvds, coffee maker, juicer and its the perfect \'home from home\'. The location is also great for those who dont want to be in the middle of everything. Set on a hill in the middle of a olive grove with views down to the sea. Only 5 mins from the local village and 20 mins to Chania by car. I couldnt recommend this place highly enough and look forward to booking again.
  • Wonderful & Magical

    Period of Stay: Sep 2012
    Two wonderful, peaceful weeks spent at this lovely and relaxing villa. Our hosts Despina & Partner could not have been more helpful but also discreet and considerate. Just 45 mins from the airport - really simple drive, great directions with pictures! The main highway has very little traffic and links the whole of the north coast - very stress free for those who don't relish the thought of driving in abroad. We loved this villa - mix of old (stone walls & quirky little touches inside) and contemporary - decor. Very clean, fresh. The pool and view were fabe and we spent most mornings swimming 50 lengths (10 metres long) and longing by the pool - views of the mountains , sea and small town were great. You are in an elevated position can see villa infront but does not in anyway interfere with the views - the villa below only has one small window that faced our villa and the blind was always closed respecting our privacy. The outside area is simple and lovely - pool and loungers and pool towels changed twice while we were there - flowers, lawns and great outdoor kitchen with oven BBQ etc. We never cooked on it - we used the inside kitchen as there were only 2 of us. Three sides of the house are surrounded by Olive trees as is much of the area. We saw the farmer now and again, probably due to time of year we stayed. Inside is lovely but think part of a holiday is enjoying discovering that for yourself!
    Waether was great 29 or 30 most days only one day of rain in 2 wks which we were not expecting as it was so late. Due to this time of year there were people around but not at all busy. It is about 5 mins drive from villa to main road which runs along coast. So you can go right to Tavronitis, Maleme, Platanias, Chania or left to Kolymbari, Kissimos etc. Also you can get onto the highway left or right and get to these locations a bit quicker as the road is faster but parallel. There are no real sandy beaches near locally but you can reach them 15mins either way.
    We loved Kolymbari - fishing village, lovely local restaurants all next to each other along sea front, great cafe / cocktail bar on waters edge. We also loved Chania - like a cross between Venice and Morocco! Great atmosphere in old town, fab restaurants, lots of quirky shops, market , port etc.
    Beaches - for an amazing drive in mountains and past a Gorge which we stopped to look down into Elafonisi - we only wish we had set off earlier - it takes about 1 hour 15 mins. Hard to describe - lagoon, waters a bit like the Caribbean - you cann walk through lagoon to the island just fantastic! Falasarna - not on Sundays though as all the locals go there and so busy - about 30 drive from villa huge huge sand beach - we went past the 'Big Beach' further on there is sand and snorkling.
    The best of all was Balor - we saw the sign on the road on way back from Falasarna - though you could only get there by boat from Kissimos but there is a road - well not quite a road! It\'s an adventure - you need to be brave - mountain edges, you're on a rocky track and nothing on the edges - best hire a jeep for the day - we had a small compact car and drove in first gear the whole 25 mins. But fantastic, spectacular! When you get to the top you park and then walk 2 k down the mountain to the amazing lagoon. There is a taverna where you park the car and some quirky surpirses!! If you\'re not brave take the boat from Kissimos for the day - the views and the beach just out of this world literally!!!
    This villa is fab location for mountains and beaches and local places - if you want nightlife you need to drive 15 - 20 mins to the more lively Platanias or Kissimos - if you like bars and food then they are just 5 - 10 mins away.
    Can't praise our hosts enough - even when we locked ourselves out - they sorted it out while we were at the beach - all stree free!