Villa Emu

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Modern Self-Catered Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids


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For structured, stunning simplicity, you’ll adore the slick and super stylish Villa Emu located on the captivating Greek island of Crete. It’ll be easy to slink into holiday mode as you enter this striking villa ideal for the modern pleasure-seeker.
Of course, you want a house that functions as a home with all the mod-cons you require. You’ll certainly get that and more. But the villa is also an aesthetic masterpiece which encapsulates a cool, calm and collected way of living. The interior of the property will swathe you in light and comfort – take in the high ceilings and crisp white walls, which create a timelessly elegant feel.

With a serene sea vista on your doorstep, you can enjoy the view indoors too thanks to the glass sliding doors. This is a property for the voyeurs as well as the doers – those who wish to be saturated in Crete’s beauty wherever they are.
Whether you’re travelling with family, friends or seeking an oasis away from the stresses of the wider world as part of a couple, here you can enjoy optimum design and finishes that reflect a quality lifestyle. With beaches, cafes and restaurants nearby there’s plenty to entertain you. You’re also fortunate to be ensconced in a very private location ensuring that you can enjoy your calming bubble of tranquillity and unspoilt views of the sea and coast.

The villa is split across two storeys and contains four luxurious bedrooms, three of which have ensuite bathrooms. On the ground floor, you’ll find two bedrooms. The bedrooms are light and airy with pops of colour to enliven the space and adorned with simple furnishings to create a gentle and calming feel. The first bedroom is a master bedroom complete with a fabulous walk-in closet and satellite television. The second bedroom contains a closet, satellite television and a bathroom just outside. Each bedroom is a sanctuary complete with a private terrace area where you can enjoy the views with a book or enjoy a relaxing glass of wine. You can also operate the separately controlled A/C system for ultimate comfort.

The kitchen is a sleek and stylish space that feels utterly modern and effortlessly flows through into the dining and living areas. You can enjoy a sense of community and communion whilst also enjoying your privacy and space. The kitchen is kitted out with all you could need in order to prep a delicious feast. You could even try your hand at preparing some classic Greek dishes. With an eight-person island bench, you can gather, chat or cook together. The living room boasts a comfortable sofa, satellite television, PlayStation 4 and a large dining table for feasts. You can also make use of the enchanting three-sided fireplace for extra cosiness. Need to work, study or create? Enjoy the business corner office – a beautiful area to get motivated and inspired. In the basement of the villa, you can make use of the gym which comes complete with various gym equipment and a treadmill. There’s also a fully equipped bathroom here. 

You’ll likely want to spend much of your time outside enjoying the balmy Cretan weather. The views are breathtaking and unparalleled. You can enjoy the sounds of native birds and enjoy a tranquil swim across your 90sqm swimming pool. For families, there’s a separate area which makes for a perfect baby pool complete with a built-in seating area. Al fresco dining is a way of life here and you can enjoy an outdoor dining experience. You can also enjoy peak relaxation whilst lounging about in your built-in day bed or making use of any of the sun loungers and umbrellas for added shade. Slightly higher up, you can enjoy a pretty terrace with an outdoor barbeque with a sink and a separate dining table. This enables variety and novelty as you make the space your own. Villa Emu is a taste of blissful freedom – just make sure you leave the beauty of the villa and explore Crete if you can dare to pull yourself away.

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What you should know…

  • Be careful not to approach the sea turtles at Marathi Beach and certainly don’t feed them. We heard that a lady got bitten after trying to touch a turtle so just keep a respectful distance if you see one.
  • Marathi Beach is a lively beach. You’ll hear some music drifting from some of the tavernas. This was great when we wanted a jollier experience but we also enjoyed making use of quieter beaches when we wanted to read and relax.
  • Cash is necessary when you explore some of the more out of the way places. Definitely worth having some on you as there are some really charming little shops and taverns you’d otherwise miss.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer TV Seaview

The Villa

Villa Emu is a 4 bedroom villa sleeping up to 8 guests, with private pool and sea views

Ground Floor
- Double bedroom with en suite
- Twin bedroom
- Bathroom
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living room
- Dining area

First Floor

- 2x Master bedrooms with en suites
- Business corner office


- Gym
- Bathroom

Outside grounds
- Swimming pool/Baby pool
- Dining table and
- Built-in day bed
- Sun loungers and umbrellas
- Sunbathing area
- Terrace with fully equipped barbecue

Additional Facilities
-Alarm CCTV security
-Air conditioning
-Bed linen
-Nespresso Coffee Machine
-Microwave oven
-First aid box
-Safety box in every room
-Iron and ironing board
-Wine cooler with a selected wine list
-Music system and radio
-Solar panel hot water heating
-Bath toiletries
-Bath and pool towel
-Washing machine
-Umbrellas and sun loungers
-Pool shower
-Baby cot and high chair
-Smoke detector


About the surrounding area of Villa Emu
Beach Nearby Watersports Sailing Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Your home away from home is located just outside of the coastal village of Marathi. Marathi is a vibrant, lively yet relaxed family-friendly area renowned for its clear waters and pristine beaches. Here you can enjoy swimming, relaxing, reading, diving and snorkelling. You’re only 900 meters from the sea making this a wonderful area to explore the world beneath the water as there are sea turtles here. Just remember to keep a respectful distance! From your villa, you can enjoy the beautiful views that Marathi and Souda Bay have to offer. Other beaches of interest include Agia, Kasteli, Maleme, Falasarna, Platanias and Marina, each beautiful and memorable in their own way.

There are an array of restaurants in Marathi that you can enjoy including Patrelantonis Fish Taverna with its generous blocks of feta cheese and fresh fish dishes. You can also head to the delightful café Veranda for colourful platefuls of Cretan delicacies. Vegan options are also available.

You’re close to Chania which you absolutely must visit. Chania itself is renowned for its heavy Venetian influence – think enchanting narrow streets, charming waterfront restaurants and a classic Venetian harbour. You can also do some sightseeing. Enjoy exploring the 16th-century lighthouse which is enhanced by Egyptian and Ottoman influences as well as Venetian. The Nautical Museum is well worth a trip if you’d enjoy learning more about the naval history of the area brought to life with a series of objects, photographs and model ships. You may also wish to pay a visit to the former monastery of St. Frances.  Don’t miss Chania’s Minoa’s World – an interactive and immersive 9D experience that highlights the ancient civilisation of Greece. You might also wish to check out the large town of Rethymnon – a very pretty town home to the Historical and Folklore Museum.

There are a huge array of beaches for you to explore. For jaw-dropping scenery, plan a trip to Balos and Elafonisi. They are famed for their striking lagoons as well as their beaches. With a car to hand the island of Crete becomes much more accessible and there’s a great deal to explore whether your interest is history, culture, the natural world, surrendering to the sun, swimming, enjoying water sports or making it all about the food. You can also enjoy a wild night scene here in Chania should you desire to let loose. Crete is an island that can meet any interest and any desire. It’s a big island with lots of personality.

Read more about Chania

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania International Airport


Nearest Restaurant Bourakis Restaurant


Nearest Beach Marathi Beach


Nearest Supermarket SYN.KA Supermarket


Sightseeing Captain Jack Boat Trips



Head to the West side of Crete to find some of the best beaches and most charming villages in the island. Indulge yourself by visiting the unique Balos lagoon and jumping into its turquoise waters, or have a truly Cretan dining experience in one of the many tavernas by the sea and taste the delicious seafood on offer.

Find more about Chania and the rest of the Southernmost island in Greece with our travel guide below.

Download our Crete Travel Guide >>

How to reach Chania

There are two ways to reach Chania: either by flight or by ferry.

By plane:
Chania Airport (CHQ) is only a 20 minutes ride away from central Chania. During the summer months, frequents overseas and domestic flights are performed. In most of the cases, there are available buses that connect Chania city and most of the villas. You can also hire a car from one of the many rental companies at the airport, or alternatively get a taxi to bring you right to your doorstep.

By ferry:
If you choose to do an island-hopping trip and use the ferry as a method of transportation, then the closest port is in Souda, only 8km from the centre of Chania. Only ferries from Piraeus in Athens or Heraklion in Crete. Heraklion port has a wider choice: you can also take a ferry from other Greek islands like Santorini, Mykonos or Paros, but you will have to take a longer bus ride to reach your villa. You can easily book your ferry tickets using the link below or the booking engine.

Book your ferry tickets to Crete here >>


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Crete is one of the more popular Greek islands for families and it’s not hard to see why. People come back year after year for the weather, warmth and hospitality, as well as the gorgeous beaches, fascinating sense of history and culture and divine food.

Your villa is ideal for the family unit. It’s large, airy and spacious with plenty to entertain the children including a large pool, satellite television, PlayStation 4 and a basement-level gym. The outdoor areas invite play whilst in privacy. Eating together as a family and enjoying quality time also makes for memories to treasure. Communal areas include the kitchen, living and dining areas, and outdoor barbeque and dining area. If travelling in the cooler months, the charming three-sided fireplace makes for a great gathering place. A true family space, it's easy to spend time together whilst also having the nooks and crannies necessary for your own time, as well as an office space for working if necessary. The pool has a compartmentalised area for young children and babies and has a built-in seating area. With a built-in day bed outside, teenagers who want to lounge can do so in the most delightful way (and so can you).

Nearby Marathi Beach is a lovely little cove peppered with families and the elderly making it a safe place and a wonderful area for your children to make friends and for you to mingle with other families. With restaurants, shops and taverns nearby, there’s a list of music and a fun yet relaxed energy. You can spend plenty of time swimming, snorkelling and enjoying the natural beauty. If you have access to a car and want to explore other beaches, there are endless options. You can head to Souda Bay, Agia, Kasteli, Falasarna and many others each with its own quirks and charms. Water sports are hugely popular in the area and are a great way to have fun. A water park is well worth a day trip too.

There are also many restaurants to enjoy in Marathi and beyond. In Chania, a hub of the area, you can take a walk with the family and enjoy the Venetian influence that you can feel all around. This is a romantic, sultry and yet charged place where you can enjoy the architecture, take a trip to the Nautical Museum, check out the harbour and 16th-century lighthouse and take the kids to Chania’s Minoa’s World. Rethymnon is a smaller town close by that houses a Historical and Folklore museum which can also be very interesting to children and adults alike. For an excursion further afield, you can’t miss Balos and Elafonisi. With its beautiful beaches and beguiling lagoons, this is a wonderful place to swim, explore and enjoy.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1,000 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 16:00
Departure time 10:00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.
Changeover day Flexible.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 6th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 £5,939
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £5,536
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £5,399
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £5,665
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £7,424
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £11,466
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 £7,424
Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £5,665
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 £5,399
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 £5,665
May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025 £7,424

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 6th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 €6,510
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €6,068
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €5,917
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €6,209
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €8,137
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €12,567
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 €8,137
Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €6,209
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 €5,917
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 €6,209
May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025 €8,137

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 6th 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 $7,027
Dec 31st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $6,550
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $6,388
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $6,702
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $8,784
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $13,567
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 $8,784
Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $6,702
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 $6,388
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 $6,702
May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025 $8,784

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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