Villa Ellie is beautifully situated on the outskirts of the village of Chorafakia, and about 20 minutes by car from Chania. The villa comfortably sleeps 8, in 4 separate bedrooms with double/queen/king beds. The beds can not be separated into single beds and therefore the bedrooms are most suitable for couples, or for children that don't mind sleeping close together.
There is a separate apartment on the lower level of the villa that can be rented for an additional cost (it will not be rented out separately to others than the main tenant, so that is not a concern). While the apartment is self-contained with a queen bed, a mini kitchen and a bathroom, and can accommodate an additional 2 people, it is not at all as charming as the main villa. The villa has a beautiful, lush and well-kept garden with a decent size pool, umbrellas and sun beds for everyone. The pool is clean and suitable for playing and cooling down, but not for swimming. It is ideal for young children.
There are 2 beaches within 15 minutes of walking from the villa. Tersanas beach is good but not great. The bay is very closed in and the water is shallow. Then there is Maherida beach, which has crystal clear water and wonderful sand. It is great for a morning bath and the 15 minute walk from the villa along the winding country road is beautiful. However, Maherida is a naturalist/nudist beach, which will discourage some visitors. We were not nudists and we used Maherida for morning swims wearing swim-wear and experienced no problems. The best beach in the area is Marathi beach, a 20 minute drive away. Marathi is spectacular, with lots of facilities, such as restaurants, bars, coffee shops, water sports, etc. It quickly became our go-to beach, and for half- or full day beach excursions, we didn't mind driving there rather than walking to the 2 nearby beaches described above.
Generally, the facilities (beaches, restaurants and grocery shopping) within walking distance are serviceable, but not as good as what you can get to by car within 10-20 minutes.
Villa Ellie is best suited for up to 4 couples, or 2 families (up to 8 in total) that prefer a well-maintained, spacious and private house surrounded by nature, with a pool and lots of outdoor space, and for people that don't mind getting around by car to visit the best beaches and restaurants in the area. The property is gated and very safe and has ample parking for at least 4 cars. It is an excellent base camp for day trips to all the wonderful towns, beaches and scenic drives on the western part of Crete.
Four friends stayed in this lovely villa. It was spacious, with good facilities, wonderful views, relaxing surroundings. The owners were very helpful - they waited for us to arrive - even though we were a bit delayed in arriving. The information they gave us about the local area was great, including the walk through the olive grove to the beach. The beach was fabulous as it was not too crowded, the sea was perfect for swimming. We were able to visit lots of different places without having to travel too far. Just the holiday we hoped it would be.
The weather was fine an warm even if it was March!The villa is absolutely fantastic, full equipped with all the necessary! Outdoor space is amazing ,huge pool ,bbq and everythung to spend unforgettable outdoor dinner!The owner is very friendly and available in case of need!Tersanas sandy beach close to the villa is wonderful!
Fantastic Holiday in this great villa! Absolutly everything was perfect and we enjoyed a lot this beautiful place and Tersanas! We liked especially the beatiful outdoor area with private huge pool, bbq and garden.Also the view of the nature of Crete around is wonderful! The sea view is just amazing! The big pool and the spacious outdoor area are the top! Also location is fantastic because in 15/20 min walking you can reach the sandy beach of Tersanas. Do not miss this property if you will go in Chania in holiday!You will not regret it!
We came with extended family and grandchildren and had a wonderful, relaxed, pleasurable stay. The house and its rooms are large and very well organized. The garden and swimming pool very accessible, with view to the nearby bay, 10 min walk via a traditional olive plantation. The bay is protected and calm and the sandy beach modest and lovely, with all needed services. We shall come here again - for sure.
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