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Olea Villas - Top Villas selected by the Sunday Times

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Villa
We are proud to announce that our villas have been selected by The Sunday Times as one of the top 50 sensational villas of Europe. Brand new Olea villas, is a luxury development of two spacious independent villas situated in a four acres piece of land in an olive grove, overlooking the beautiful Loutraki bay. Built in stone, the villas are an architectural delight featuring airy rooms and large windows. The pastel interiors combine simple elegance and beautiful design with comfort and luxury. It is located only 170 meters from the sandy, shallow-watered beach of Loutraki. Swimming can be enjoyed in the crystal clear turquoise waters within a lovely sheltered bay. The beach of Loutraki offers sun beds and parasols, a small café for simple lunches and a restaurant with authentic Cretan cui...We are proud to announce that our villas have been selected by The Sunday Times as one of the top 50 sensational villas of Europe. Brand new Olea villas, is a luxury development of two spacious independent villas situated in a four acres piece of land in an olive grove, overlooking the beautiful Loutraki bay. Built in stone, the villas are an architectural delight featuring airy rooms and large windows. The pastel interiors combine simple elegance and beautiful design with comfort and luxury. It is located only 170 meters from the sandy, shallow-watered beach of Loutraki. Swimming can be enjoyed in the crystal clear turquoise waters within a lovely sheltered bay. The beach of Loutraki offers sun beds and parasols, a small café for simple lunches and a restaurant with authentic Cretan cuisine. Approximately 1.3 km north along the coast is the beautiful Marathi bay with three amazing beaches ,several good restaurants and a beach-café. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1042K91002952101
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King2 Queens
Bathrooms
3 Full baths

Meet the host
Alex K
Hosting since November 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe always welcome our visitors ourselves and provide them with all the necessary information regarding the villa and their trip.

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Reviews (118)
Paras C
Paras C
1 contribution
Beautiful luxury home in a quiet seaside location
Olea Villa is a beautiful place run by a very gracious, kind and professional family. We stayed for two weeks in August and found the home to be very spacious and comfortable for a family of six. It is a three level home, with lovely outdoor sitting and dining areas, as well as a beautiful swimming pool, which has a gorgeous view of the sea and mountains. House keeping is available daily and done by the sweet and very friendly Vicky, who was there to also give us support and information when needed during our stay. Overall, everyone went above and beyond in making our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Since the location is somewhat remote, and we had no car, we relied on public transport, which was great, as well as taxi/driver and a big "THANK YOU" to the most gracious Mr. Giogrgos for driving me to the shops on several occasions. Do not hesitate to select this villa for your next holiday destination stay. If you are after quality accommodation, in a quiet and secluded area, with authentic Greek hospitality, look no further than Olea Villas. Thank you so much for having us in your beautiful home. Best regards from Japan!
Visited July 2023
Written September 8, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kate N
Kate N
St. Helier, United Kingdom8 contributions
A slice of heaven
This is a wonderful villa. The architectural design is impactful and sits so well in its environment. The attention to detail is excellent. The bed linen is high quality (in fact my brother-in-law has ordered pillows of the same make to be shipped to the UK). All the little details such as enough dishwater tablets and nespresso pods were taken care of. Even towels for the beach were provided. Vicky, the housekeeper was superb (we loved the fresh eggs she brought us!). George and Alex were brilliant hosts, available if we needed them but never intrusive. It was literally 5 minutes walk to the beach, and this was the most beautiful water we have swum in (and we are lucky to be well travelled). The pool was beautifully warm as well. The local taverna has a warm welcome and just round the corner Marathi beach (1 mile away) has a choice of 3 or 4 restaurants (we particularly loved the fish one). The airport is only a 20 minute car ride away. We went to Chania a few times and after deciding that parking was very difficult we booked a taxi there which was only 35 euros. A rank taxi back was only €30. Overall, a fantastic villa in a beautiful place. Highly recommended.
Visited August 2023
Written September 2, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

doubledayt
doubledayt
Cheshire, United Kingdom312 contributions
You are in for a treat!
The villa is stunning and you will not be disappointed. It has a wonderful location with glorious views across the bay. The beach and taverna are metres away and the fantastic Marathi beach is a 5 minutes drive. The villa is simply stunning. It is beautifully furnished and well equipped. There is ample space to dine, sunbathe or simply sit and look out over the scenery. George and Alex are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble. A special mention to George’s wife’s Cretan pie which was utterly delicious. I cannot recommend the villa highly enough. If you book here you are in for a treat.
Visited September 2022
Written September 30, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Emil Maruszak
Emil Maruszak
1 contribution
Stunning Glass House Olea Villas Loutraki - perfect holidays for a couple !
We spent two weeks at Olea Villas Glass house - stunning design , modern place and just few minutes from the beach and tavern. This place will definitely satisfy even most picky person. View from the bedroom is just breathtaking, house supplied with AC, TV ( with Netflix, but believe u won’t find time to use it) coffee machine and all necessary amenities , there is an access to the beautiful garden and grill. This will be a definitely go to for a couples who want to enjoy true Cretan atmosphere, quiet but easily accessible location and most beautiful beaches in the area (Loutraki and Marathi). It’s just a shame that time goes so fast when you are in place like this. Owners very helpful and attentive made us feel welcome and taken care of. Definitely will come back and highly recommend this place to anyone looking for amazing holidays in Greece/Crete, BEST HOLIDAYS EVER ! THANK YOU OLEA VILLAS!
Visited September 2022
Written September 22, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Colleen M
Colleen M
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Heaven on earth
We spent three weeks at Olea Villas and teared up when we had to leave:) George, Alex, and Vicky couldn’t have done more to make us feel welcome and well taken care of. They helped arrange a boat tour, massages, and dinner reservations. Exceptional hospitality. The villa itself is both stunning and comfortable with perfect sunrise and sea views. The beautiful, small local beach and delicious family taverna, both a very short walk from the villa, were highlights. There is another gorgeous beach with three great restaurants just a ~5 minute drive away (Marathi). It was a dream vacation and we can’t wait to return!
Visited September 2022
Written September 15, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

CharlieinVA
CharlieinVA
38 contributions
Truly unforgettable experience
My wife, our son and I just spent a glorious week at Olea Villas. I can only echo previous reviewer comments on the experience--they are 100% accurate. A stunning home in a quiet, peaceful setting in the upscale Loutrakis neigborhood. Once you are warmly welcomed by Yiorgos, you know you're in for a memorable holiday. The pride and care that has gone into the home is evident everywhere. The home is the essence of Greek hospitality and absolutely loved our stay. Walks to the beach, walks to dinner at the local tavernas; breakfast and drinks outside; the pool; the views, convenient drive to Chania and surrounding sights (highly recommend Agia Triada monastery). Not to mention the welcome bottle of wine; watermelon and home made bougatsa. Communication with owners was excellent. Let me add this: our ferry in Heraklion arrived two hours late and then we had to make the two hour drive to the villa at 10:00 p.m. Well, we got lost following the directions and had to call Alex for help. His father Yiorgos and wife came to our location from a wedding no less at past midnight to lead us to the house and welcome us. It turned a very stressful situation into a happy ending and the start of a very special holiday. Would I recommend Olea Villas to my friends and family? Without hesitation. A once in a lifetime experience you won't forget.
Visited May 2022
Written June 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andreas
Andreas
4 contributions
Design-Villa zum Wohlfühlen
Die beiden Villen liegen in Loutraki auf der Halbinsel Akrotiri ca. 20 Minuten von Chania und 2,5h vom Flughafen Heraklion entfernt. Loutraki liegt einsam am Strand in einer kleinen Bucht mit Bar und einer Taverne. Die Villen selbst befinden sich in Hanglage mit tollem Blick auf die Bucht und das glasklare Meer (wenig Wellen, 25 Grad Celsius). Über eine kurze (und sehr steile) Straße gelangt man innerhalb von wenigen Minuten zur Taverne und zum Strand. Das Design der Villen ist wirklich einzigartig und besonders. Groß, hell, geräumig, viele Fenster, überall Meerblick. Es gibt drei Ebenen: Erdgeschoss mit Wohnraum, Küche, Zugang zur Grillterrasse und zur Pool-Area mit Lounge. Das Untergeschoss mit 2 Schlafzimmern mit Doppelbett und je einem en Suite Bad und einem Medienraum. Das Obergeschoss mit einem Schlafzimmer mit Doppelbett und ebenfalls en Suite Bad. Auf der Terrasse befindet sich ein großer Esstisch und ein hochwertiger Grill. Man hat dort einen wunderschönen Blick auf das anliegende Gebirge. Auf der anderen Seite der Villa ist der große ungeheizte Infinity-Pool mit ca. 25-29 Grad Celsius und der heiße Whirlpool. Was wir fantastisch fanden war das riesige „Fenster“ bei der Lounge, das den Blick aufs azurblaue Meer rahmte. Die Anlage war wirklich top-gepflegt und die tägliche Reinigung des Hauses war hervorragend. Die jederzeit hilfsbereiten Eigentümer wohnen in der Nähe und haben sich um alles gekümmert. Ein kleiner Supermarkt befindet sich 10 Minuten entfernt in einem Ort namens Aronio (auch abends und sonntags geöffnet). Restaurants gibt es neben unserer Taverne im zwei Kilometer entfernten Marati. In der Nähe befindet sich die Namfi (eine NATO Airbase), von der aus ein bis zwei Mal am Tag Kampfflugzeuge Manöver fliegen. Tipps: unbedingt Sonnenaufgang über dem Meer anschauen, Road-trip über die Hochebene machen mit Lunch im botanischen Garten (Gardens of Crete), Chania besuchen. Zusammengefasst fühlten wir uns die ganze Woche pudelwohl und werden auf jeden Fall bald wiederkommen.
Visited September 2021
Written December 26, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lauramriley
lauramriley
Watford, United Kingdom5 contributions
Stunning villa in beautiful location!
We were a family of 6 staying at Olea Villas for 2 weeks and had a fantastic holiday. The villa is outstanding, the design is amazing and all the fixtures and fitting are of a high standard. The villa has an amazing infinity pool with views out to sea and beautiful outside seating areas to really relax and enjoy the view! The villa is very close to Loutraki beach, which takes about 5 minutes to walk to from the villa. The beach is lovely and has a cafe and a beach club , both of which are excellent. There is a local taverna , on the way to the beach, which is lovely and excellent value for money. About 15 minutes walk away to Marathi Beach, there are 3 more restaurants, we ate at two and the food was very good.Paddle boarding at Marathi, was arranged by Alex for 2 of our son's and they really enjoyed it! George, the owner and his son Alex are the perfect hosts , nothing is too much trouble and they are always on hand to give tips and advice on places to visit. The fresh bread delivered every morning by George was a real treat and his wife made some beautiful pies, that were much appreciated. We would thoroughly recommend staying in Olea and hope we can visit again one day!!
Visited July 2020
Written August 23, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pac1234
Pac1234
Caen, France19 contributions
MAGNIFIQUE
Superbe villa aussi belle à l'intérieure qu'à l'extérieure. Vue magnifique sur la plage. Piscine et jacuzzi ont fait le bonheur des enfants. 2 Terrasses: une pour l'apero et le farniente, la seconde pour prendre les repas. Les propriétaires sont excessivement accueillants et prévenants, nous offrant des plats typiques crétois à notre arrivée mais également pendant le séjour. La maison est nettoyee tous les jours mais la femme de ménage est très discrète et nous a meme orienté sur des petits restaurants moins touristiques et plus fréquentés par les locaux. Nous avons passé un superbe moment qui nous a donné envie de revenir!!!
Visited October 2019
Written November 17, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Oded T
Oded T
9 contributions
Excellent Villas for families visiting Crete
We visited Crete this year with the larger family, Grandmother, Aunt, Kids, Grandsons. We were 12 adults and a baby. These 2 Villas are located 200 meters from Loutraki beach, which at this time of year is almost empty. The water was amazing, clear, silent like a huge pool. We took daily walks in the area. Went back for an independent breakfast, used our private pool and Jacuzzi and had quality time with the family. There are 3 rooms in each Villas, taking 6 people. The Villas' kitchens are equipped with every required tool, including an oven, dish washer etc. On 2 of the nights we asked for a Chef to cook for us which again was A M A Z I N G. We have vegans and vegetarians that got special treatment. George the manager and Alex his son were available for every request. We got a fresh warm bread loaf every morning. The Villas were clean with a beautiful view from every window. Only thing is you can hear each steps as the space is no that isolated and its all wooden - but that wasn't a big deal. There are good restaurants within a short drive also. Bottom line: Highly recommended !
Visited October 2019
Written October 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Game Room
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Things to do
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Hot tub
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway

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Map
About the neighborhood
The villas are within walking distance to at least 3 beautiful beaches and many restaurants.
Getting around
We provide our visitors with a list of points of interests.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We our visitors email detailed driving instructions with pictures.
Activities nearby
Watersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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