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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 10 minutes drive to the pretty village of Plaka offering a selection of bars and tavernas and 12 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 35-40 minute car journey away.

Licensed by the Greek National Tourism Office (EOT) for holiday rentals: Villa license number 1076947 and Swimming Pool license number 1076957

More Details

Mark Webb
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018


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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 unobtrusive safety railings


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Stone Built Villa With Private Pool, Sea And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 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: April 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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Gloucestershire UK

Wonderful family holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks at the villa mixing our time between lazing around the pool and going on short/long days out.

The villa has plenty of room for all and everything is as described in the Home Away listings. It's about one hour from Chania Airport.. tho for us two hours from Heraklion. Either way, it's not a difficult drive to / from the villa.

Excellent communications from Mark will reassure you that all is in order ahead of your holiday ... and once there Andy & Helen have the villa looking perfect for your arrival.

It's a great location to explore the region around Chania ... and the south coast around Hora Sfakion is about 90 mins away over the mountain pass. But if you just want to sit by the pool, relax and watch the world go very slowly by .... it's great for that too

Thank you for a fantastic holiday... we are more to happy to recommend the villa to others and hope to return another year.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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To remote.

  • 3 of 5

A lovely villa but a long way from any bars or restaurants. The closest place as advertised called st George's retreat had actually been closed for two years.

The villa was very nice and clean, but you had to drive for about twenty minutes to get to plaka.

Unfortunately we wouldn't return to this villa but would return to crete .

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, stating that you found the villa to be lovely. This is what the review service is for and will give confidence to others who are considering a stay. I’m sorry you felt the villa’s location was too remote for your liking, however I would like to say that it is advertised as being “rural” and “away from it all”, which is what the vast majority of our guests appreciate. Having checked with my local property managers, it would indeed appear that St George’s Retreat Taverna & Bar closed last September but was expected to reopen this season. Unfortunately the Retreat remains closed. I will update the nearest taverna/bar to be in Kokkino Chorio village centre, which is just 1 mile down the road. In Kokkino Chorio you will find two lovely tavernas plus a new coffee shop. You mention Plaka, which offers a greater selection of tavernas, and this can be reached by car in no more than 10 minutes, being 2.5 miles away. I’m glad you enjoyed Crete and would return to the island and I hope you find somewhere which ticks all your boxes next time.
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Santa Rosa California

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Villa Maranna was just what we were looking for on our week long stay with another couple. The layout was ideal with an upstairs kitchen and living space leading out onto the balcony and dining area and the 180 degree view of the bay from there. Same view from the deck around the pool too and with the villa next to us being empty during our stay, it was very private.

We made hard work of finding it our first time but after that we had no problem. It was far enough off the beaten track to give us the peace and quiet we were looking for, but was only a few minutes from the town of Plaka where Taki's and Elpi's gave us some of the best meals we had on Crete. We had the barbeque and kitchen to make our dinners occasionally and our breakfasts each morning. It was nice having everything at our disposal and it felt like home in no time. Andy and Helen were super helpful and very generous with their time helping us with any issues we had and giving us information about the area including the bus to and from Samaria Gorge from Almyrida instead of going to Chania. Great place and it's as good as the photos suggest. It exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend .

Keith and Nancy Wood stayed June 9-16 2018

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, good quality accommodation with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The villa was just as described, with stunning views across the bay, and complete peace and quiet. Everything was good quality and very clean, and we had all that we needed. It is too far to walk to any local amenities, and so a car is essential. The drive to the property is on some very bumpy roads, but this just added to our sense of fun and isolation. The area has plenty of shops, restaurants and nice beaches all within a short drive. We were surprised how windy it was on most days, and that on one day it rained torrentially, but this was early in May. One negative of the property is that, when it was very windy, we had to stay inside with the external shutters closed. Overall we felt very fortunate to have booked the villa & this part of Crete, and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Property, Great Views

  • 5 of 5

Well away from the crowds. Really quite and peaceful. Property very good standard with outstanding views. You will definitely need a car as the closest shop is a five minute drive. Three very good restaurants in the next village. You wont be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kokkino Chorio - Ioannis Taverna
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kokkino Chorio - Ioannis Taverna
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 20 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 snorkelling.


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 2 tavernas, a coffee shop and a mini market: 5 minute drive/20-25 minutes walk. Plaka for bars and restaurants, mini market: 10 minutes drive. Almyrida with it's blue flag beach and town with large bakery: 12 minutes drive. Kalives town, beach, restaurants: 20 minutes drive. Chania city, harbour, shops, cobbled lanes, market, leather stalls, restaurants and excursions: 35-40 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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