Villa Zaimis

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Sleeps: 6 - 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

Built atop a steep hill spanning five levels of sleek and sophisticated architectural design, Villa Zaimis is a modern palace standing high above the historic Chania Old Town.

The immaculately manicured garden and private pool provide guests with a stunning viewpoint across the Venetian harbour that is just moments from the house. Equally you are also only a matter of minutes from the golden sands of Western Crete’s much loved beaches.

At Villa Zaimis there's such variety that each guest is bound to find their own personal joy, and there is enough space that your holiday can be just as communal or private as you like, with each room providing an idyllic setting for a different occasion.

With so many memories to be made at the villa and such high-level services on offer, you might find it difficult to leave your comfort to explore all the island has to offer! Make sure you do though, as Crete is an island with a long and rich history, and so much sun-soaked natural beauty to discover.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Many steps in the property may not be suitable for people with mobility issues
  • The property is on a very steep incline
  • Swimming pool is 3 m deep on one end so children require supervision at all times
  • The walk to town is very steep and slightly too far so we recommend hiring a car in order to get around

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Spa/Massage Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Home Cinema DVD Heating

The Villa

Light and views of blue enter through the central light dome of the villa and the floor to ceiling windows. The living and dining areas combine simplicity and sumptuousness.

The 5 bedrooms have absolute privacy from each other due to the intricate plan of the villa.

Master 1: The joy of sensuousness. King size bed, Jacuzzi tub, and spectacular view.
Master 2: The joy of freedom.  Queen size bed, shower room, sitting area. Its
large terrace boasts the most breathtaking view.
Bedrooms 3 and 4: 2 twin beds and 1 king and a queen size bed respectively.  They share a full bathroom.
Guest Suite: A fifth bedroom is part of an adjoining suite, with its own kitchenette and bathroom.

Exterior grounds
A series of tended terraces lead up the hilly landscape to the house and pool. The large pool is exclusive to Villa Zaimis dwellers' pleasure. It is divided into two sections - a circular shallower jacuzzi whose water cascades into the larger almond shaped
deeper section.

The poolside and garden offer spots both of cool shade and radiant light, as well as privacy and an infinite view.

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Zaimis
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Zaimis is located just outside the ancient city of Chania, a city that has seen many civilisations come and go over thousands of years of settlement, from Minoans to Romans, Byzantine to Ottoman, this rich history has carved out a unique and mysterious town.

Most of the restaurants, museums, churches and craft shops centre around the gorgeous Venetian harbour, which represents a window into the past Turkish and Venetian architecture that has otherwise largely been destroyed by war. Watching the sunset past the old lighthouse is a truly unmissable experience, but the area offers a different picturesque aesthetic at any given time of day.

The dramatic, mountainous interior of Crete is also well worthy of exploration, remaining unspoilt and largely unchanged for hundreds of years. Incredible churches, and sleepy little villages are hidden round every bend as you wind your way across the sun baked landscape.

Be sure to sample the fresh fish they pull in from the harbour each day, or even take a boat out and do some fishing or snorkeling yourself!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania Daskalogianni Airport (CHQ)

(16-20 km)

Nearest Ferry port Souda Port

(12 km)

Nearest Village Daratso

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Town/City Chania

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant Nikos Taverna

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bamboo

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Shop Koutoulas

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Supermarket INKA

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Beach Kalamaki

(1 km)

Nearest Golf Heraklion

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Tennis Syrios Village

Region

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.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Zaimis is fully equipped for children of all ages. There are games and toys for all and the pool enjoys a shallower section as well as a deeper end perfect for diving.

BABY AND TODDLER EQUIPMENT

Booster seat: x2

Mattress protector: x6

Baby bath: x1

Bib: x5

Changing mat: x1

Baby monitor: x1

Pushchair: x1

Potty: x2

Stair gates: x3

Bottle steriliser: x1

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Mattress protector
  • Baby bath
  • Bath toys
  • Bibs
  • Changing mat
  • Baby monitor
  • Pushchair
  • Potty
  • Stair gates
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Plastic crockery

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Event information

Maximum 50 party guests. Cannot accommodate all 50 on site. 

Catering as well as chef on site available. Menus can be discussed.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time After 4:00 p.m.
Departure time Before 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in rental price
Heating costs included? Included in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in rental price
Pets welcome? Please contact owner
Smoking Allowed? Outside only
Changeover day Saturday preferred, but flexible out of high season
Minimum stay 7 nights between June - Mid September, otherwise 4 nights
Tax Not included in rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 £1,919 £2,411 £3,358
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 £1,679 £2,109 £2,938
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 £1,302 £1,635 £2,277
Easter Season £2,519 £3,164 £4,407
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 £1,302 £1,635 £2,277
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £1,919 £2,411 £3,358
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - £3,358
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - £4,407
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - £6,191
Aug 26th 2020 - Sep 23rd 2020 - - £4,407
Sep 23rd 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 £1,919 £2,411 £3,358
Oct 28th 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 £1,679 £2,109 £2,938
Dec 28th 2020 - Mar 27th 2021 £1,302 £1,635 £2,277
Easter Season £2,519 £3,164 £4,407
Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 £1,302 £1,635 £2,277

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 £1,919 £2,411 £3,358
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 £1,679 £2,109 £2,938
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 £1,469 £1,846 £2,571
Easter Season £2,519 £3,164 £4,407
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 £1,469 £1,846 £2,571
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £1,919 £2,411 £3,358
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - £3,358
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - £4,407
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - £6,191
Aug 26th 2020 - Sep 23rd 2020 - - £4,407
Sep 23rd 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 £1,919 £2,411 £3,358
Oct 28th 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 £1,679 £2,109 £2,938
Dec 28th 2020 - Mar 27th 2021 £1,469 £1,846 £2,571
Easter Season £2,519 £3,164 £4,407
Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 £1,469 £1,846 £2,571

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 £2,339 £2,938 £4,092
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 £1,889 £2,373 £3,306
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 £1,553 £1,951 £2,718
Easter Season £2,938 £3,691 £5,142
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 £1,553 £1,951 £2,718
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £2,339 £2,938 £4,092
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - £4,092
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - £5,142
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - £6,925
Aug 26th 2020 - Sep 23rd 2020 - - £5,142
Sep 23rd 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 £2,339 £2,938 £4,092
Oct 28th 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 £1,889 £2,373 £3,306
Dec 28th 2020 - Mar 27th 2021 £1,553 £1,951 £2,718
Easter Season £2,938 £3,691 £5,142
Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 £1,553 £1,951 £2,718

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 €2,126 €2,617 €3,719
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 €1,860 €2,290 €3,255
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 €1,442 €1,775 €2,522
Easter Season €2,790 €3,435 €4,882
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €1,442 €1,775 €2,522
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €2,126 €2,617 €3,719
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - €3,719
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - €4,882
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - €6,857
Aug 26th 2020 - Sep 23rd 2020 - - €4,882
Sep 23rd 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 €2,126 €2,617 €3,719
Oct 28th 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 €1,860 €2,290 €3,255
Dec 28th 2020 - Mar 27th 2021 €1,442 €1,775 €2,522
Easter Season €2,790 €3,435 €4,882
Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 €1,442 €1,775 €2,522

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 €2,126 €2,617 €3,719
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 €1,860 €2,290 €3,255
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 €1,628 €2,004 €2,848
Easter Season €2,790 €3,435 €4,882
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €1,628 €2,004 €2,848
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €2,126 €2,617 €3,719
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - €3,719
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - €4,882
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - €6,857
Aug 26th 2020 - Sep 23rd 2020 - - €4,882
Sep 23rd 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 €2,126 €2,617 €3,719
Oct 28th 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 €1,860 €2,290 €3,255
Dec 28th 2020 - Mar 27th 2021 €1,628 €2,004 €2,848
Easter Season €2,790 €3,435 €4,882
Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 €1,628 €2,004 €2,848

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 €2,591 €3,190 €4,533
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 €2,092 €2,576 €3,661
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 €1,721 €2,118 €3,010
Easter Season €3,255 €4,007 €5,695
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €1,721 €2,118 €3,010
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €2,591 €3,190 €4,533
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - €4,533
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - €5,695
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - €7,671
Aug 26th 2020 - Sep 23rd 2020 - - €5,695
Sep 23rd 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 €2,591 €3,190 €4,533
Oct 28th 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 €2,092 €2,576 €3,661
Dec 28th 2020 - Mar 27th 2021 €1,721 €2,118 €3,010
Easter Season €3,255 €4,007 €5,695
Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 €1,721 €2,118 €3,010

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 $2,373 $2,864 $4,152
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 $2,076 $2,506 $3,633
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 $1,609 $1,942 $2,815
Easter Season $3,114 $3,759 $5,449
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $1,609 $1,942 $2,815
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $2,373 $2,864 $4,152
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - $4,152
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - $5,449
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - $7,654
Aug 26th 2020 - Sep 23rd 2020 - - $5,449
Sep 23rd 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 $2,373 $2,864 $4,152
Oct 28th 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 $2,076 $2,506 $3,633
Dec 28th 2020 - Mar 27th 2021 $1,609 $1,942 $2,815
Easter Season $3,114 $3,759 $5,449
Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 $1,609 $1,942 $2,815

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 $2,373 $2,864 $4,152
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 $2,076 $2,506 $3,633
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 $1,817 $2,193 $3,179
Easter Season $3,114 $3,759 $5,449
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $1,817 $2,193 $3,179
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $2,373 $2,864 $4,152
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - $4,152
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - $5,449
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - $7,654
Aug 26th 2020 - Sep 23rd 2020 - - $5,449
Sep 23rd 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 $2,373 $2,864 $4,152
Oct 28th 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 $2,076 $2,506 $3,633
Dec 28th 2020 - Mar 27th 2021 $1,817 $2,193 $3,179
Easter Season $3,114 $3,759 $5,449
Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 $1,817 $2,193 $3,179

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 $2,892 $3,491 $5,060
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 $2,336 $2,819 $4,087
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 $1,920 $2,318 $3,360
Easter Season $3,633 $4,386 $6,357
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $1,920 $2,318 $3,360
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $2,892 $3,491 $5,060
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - $5,060
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - $6,357
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - $8,562
Aug 26th 2020 - Sep 23rd 2020 - - $6,357
Sep 23rd 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 $2,892 $3,491 $5,060
Oct 28th 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 $2,336 $2,819 $4,087
Dec 28th 2020 - Mar 27th 2021 $1,920 $2,318 $3,360
Easter Season $3,633 $4,386 $6,357
Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 $1,920 $2,318 $3,360

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
10 years 

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The view, location, architecture, and old olive trees in the garden. 

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Many. Some of our favorites are the intimate weddings that have been held there, including our own.   

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Famous people in the business world. 

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
A famous international company owner visited in her private jet (the first to arrive at the local airport) a year prior to booking for two weeks, to ensure the home smelt as she would like.  Several other requests followed that we were amused to help out with.  She not only came on her vacation, but also returned and asked to buy the property.  We take all of the senses very seriously.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
There are so many things to see and do that most guests return.  Something for everyone, really. 

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Agioi Apostoloi park and beaches, the small grocer's and butcher's shops in Galatas, Nikos taverna, Bigaza (best Turkish restaurant on the island) are all highlights and very close to Villa Zaimis.   

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Reviews

  • Everything was perfect

    Posted by Donna on 21/10/2019

    Everything was perfect including working with Oliver’s Travels to secure the house; arrival day and the house itself. The photos were absolutely accurate - the house was as good as it looked on line

  • Amazing Views of Chania

    Posted by Angela on 08/09/2018

    Amazing villa located in a quiet location, with amazing views towards Chania. The villa has two fantastic master bedrooms and then two smaller bedrooms within the villa, and then an annex with a separate bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped and we loved the gifts left when we arrrived. Their are a lot of steps in this villa which would be unsuitable for younger children. Our main area of surprise is the depth of the pool. Once off the steps going going into the pool everyone was unable to touch the pool floor, it is well over two meters, although great for jumping in off the platform, it was just too deep. There needs to be one table location where all guests can sit round and we had to relocate chairs to enable 8 people to be together.

  • No Faffing!

    Posted by JG on 17/07/2018

    Simple, accurate customer service, with no ‘faffing’ All descriptions are accurate and the outbound information is always timely.

  • Fabulous!!

    Posted by Alison H on 14/06/2017

    What else can I say but "wow!!" Villa Zaimis is by far the best we have stayed in, the facilities, cleanliness and decor are amazing. The view is pretty good too!! It was a real treat staying here especially with the added bonus of a daily cleaner!! We also had a wonderful BBQ cooked by Petros the chef who had rescued us on our arrival due to our directions not being very clear, they took us to Lidl!! At least we found the supermarket!!
    The villa was ideally situated for getting into Chania and was only a short drive from the airport. A great week!!

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