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Casa Olea - A Venetian era Home with Courtyard

Family-friendly Platanias villa with fireplace and kitchen

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Platanias, Crete, Greece

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 6 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Highchair
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • Máleme Beach - 28 min walk
  • Platanias Beach - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Agia Marina Beach - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Platanias Square - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Tavrontis Beach - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • War Shelter of Platanias - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Twin Bed, 1 Double Futon and 1 Twin Bunk Bed

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About this villa

A newly renovated Venetian era two-level home, featuring original elements, hand-made furniture, a unique design, beautiful organic deco, large outdoor spaces and gardens! Ideal for families or friends seeking to experience the original rural Cretan living in a totally peaceful, stress-free and eco-friendly environment. Located just 20min away from Chania center, close to many famous beaches and sights of Western Crete. Wifi, washer, dishwasher, barbecue available!

Our two-level 100 m2 home has a very special character featuring unique design and decoration, vintage hand-made furniture and modern materials combining style and comfort to offer you a unique holiday experience. It can accommodate 6 persons in two bedrooms and offers two bathrooms, one on each level.

Entering the house from the front yard there is an open plan kitchen, dining room and living room. Our fully equipped kitchen provides all modern appliances to prepare any meal of the day plus a handy dishwasher.

Our kitchen features unique pieces like the ‘campagnard’ wooden table or the vintage high chair both hand picked from French antiquers in Normandy.

In the living room you can relax on two comfy “Maralunga'' sofas or on our bamboo style arm chairs. There is direct access to the frontyard.

Special attention has been paid to the decoration featuring original paintings and gravures, unique decorative items and smooth textiles. Wintertime visitors can also enjoy the cosines of the wood stove.

The uniqueness of this house is also related to its eco-friendly construction. During the renovation, the owner chose to keep the original materials such as 60cm stone walls, and wooden ceiling beams. Stone walls naturally keep indoors cool in the summertime and warm in the wintertime that is why the use of air conditioning units was avoided. Instead ceiling fans are used where deemed appropriate.

On the first floor, there is a spacious master double bedroom with anatomic mattress, antique wooden wardrobe, and sofa overlooking the gardens from the front balcony. The second bedroom offers one 1.30m (width) bed, bunk beds (1.20m width each) and dreamy mezzanine with (1.40m width) anatomic mattress.

Both bedrooms feature high quality mattresses and ceiling fans. On both bedroom's balcony doors, sea views can be enjoyed in the background.

The 230m2 courtyard and garden is one of the main highlights of our house. Outdoor roofed dining spaces with barbeque and kitchen facilities are available.

Private parking for two cars is available with a remote control gate. We also provide, free of charge for our guests, 6 bicycles, so you can explore the natural beauty and scenic routes of our region.

We believe our home is perfect for your short or longer stays in the Western part of Crete and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

-- List of amenities and equipment

• Wifi, CD & DVD player

• Washer & dishwasher

• Fully equipped Kitchen (Oven, kettle, toaster, filter coffee machine, espresso maker)

• Iron & Hair Dryer

• Books and board games

• First Aid Kit & Fire extinguisher

• Smoke and Carbon monoxide detector

• Barbecue & outdoor Kitchen Facilities

• Baby cot upon request

• Private & Gated Secure Parking

• Bicycles (free of charge)

Our house is located in the peaceful Cretan village of Kontomari amidst the ever-present olive groves renowned for its high quality olive oil


Kontomari village is situated at 2.5 km of distance from the organised Pyrgos Psilonerou beach but also close to numerous other famous beaches. At 20 min drive from central Chania and very close to many local sights such as the ‘Monumental olive tree of Vouves’ or Rokka archeological site.

At about 2km of distance, in the town of Maleme, you can find a wide range of shops and services, ATMs, supermarkets, pharmacies, cafes, and restaurants. At Maleme, you can also find the “Airport of Maleme” where the most fearsome and important battle in the history of “Battle of Crete” during the Second World War took place.

Alternatively, you can also visit the popular summer resort of Platanias, at 6km, with an even larger choice of shops, restaurants, nightclubs and many more services.

The popular Falasarna sandy beach is 38km away while Kissamos Port is just 27km. At Kissamos you can take the boat to the famous Balos beach.

• Maleme beach 2km

• Chania center 18km

• Maleme town 2.5km

• Platanias 6 km

• Falasarna beach 38km

• Kissamos Port 27km

• Samaria Gorge: 43 km

What’s around


  • Máleme Beach - 28 min walk
  • Platanias Beach - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Agia Marina Beach - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Platanias Square - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Tavrontis Beach - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • War Shelter of Platanias - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Stalos Beach - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Orthodox Academy of Crete - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • Karavitakis Winery - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km
  • Kalamaki Beach - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Sunset Beach - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km

Getting around

  • Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport (CHQ) - 31 min drive
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Platanias, Crete, Greece

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The villa

Key facts

  • Villa (1076 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car not required
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 bunk bed, 1 twin/single bed, and 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bedroom two - 1 double bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Bicycle on site


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 2:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number 00001075041

Also known as

  • Casa Olea A Venetian era Home with Courtyard
  • Casa Olea - A Venetian era Home With Courtyard Villa
  • Casa Olea - A Venetian era Home With Courtyard Platanias
  • Casa Olea - A Venetian era Home With Courtyard Villa Platanias


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Wave (2.1 mi), Bossa Nova (2.1 mi), and Restaurant Zafferano (3.3 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Casa Olea - A Venetian era Home with Courtyard also has a garden.