I must firstly say that the owners, who are on site (see later) are very welcoming and hospitable. When I booked this the main description referred to a ‘private’ swimming pool, but it is not, and the description was altered whilst we were on holiday in June 2018. As you can see from the pictures this is a 4-storey building on a slope. The top two floors of the building are ‘the villa’ referred to in the description and shown in the photographs. The owners live on site in what is effectively the first floor and you will often find them on the balcony overlooking the pool. On the ground floor adjacent to the pool is an apartment that they let out which can potentially take 6 people as was the case when we were there. As ‘the Villa’ accommodates up to 7 people there could be 13 people plus the owners in the pool at any one time. The pool is a good size, but would be very crowded and virtually unusable with 13 plus people in it! We thought we were booking a Villa with a private pool and it was a huge disappointment to us to find that we were sharing. The description of the pool has now been changed to simply say ‘swimming pool’ in the main description and you need to click on the amenities tab to see that it is a shared pool. If your idea of a Villa is the top two floors of a 4-storey building you will not be disappointed, but if you want a self-contained Villa with its own pool you need to look elsewhere. Provided you are aware of the above you will find the hosts to be welcoming and the property is within easy walking distance of several beaches and local amenities. 3Km to Chania itself by taxi or car.
We spent two weeks in this beautiful house. We were there with family and friends and there is just so much space. There is outside space too with lovely balconies on three sides where we spent most of our time. The hosts were magnificently welcoming and helpful. Chania of course is a beautiful town packed with interesting and tasty restaurants. The house can be difficult to find the first time but if you find the Jumbo store it is right behind it at the top of the hill. But you will want your taxi to take you right up as it is quite a climb, as it is from the pool to the house.