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

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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.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

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

The Island/Getting There

The idyllic island of Crete is the kind of place to make all your dreams of a holiday in Greece come true. Crystal-clear blue waters, postcard-worthy seafront towns, history in spades and jaw-dropping landscape.

Take it easy on the terrace of your Cretan villa overlooking your own private pool with a glass of the enviable local wine, or crank it up on mountain bikes on a tour through the Samaria Gorge. Learn more about your ideal holiday in Crete with our comprehensive travel guide.

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How to reach Crete island

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

By plane: Crete island has three airports: Chania (CHQ), Heraklion (HER) and Sitia (JSH). During the summer months, frequents overseas and domestic flights are performed. In most of the cases, there are available buses that connect the cities with the airport but if you want to feel safe that you will arrive on time you can prefer a taxi.

By ferry: If you want to live the whole experience try travelling by ferry. Crete island has three ports: in Chania (CHA), in Herakleion (HER) and in Sitia (JSH). You can take a ferry either from Piraeus port in Athens or from the Greek islands like Santorini, Mykonos or Paros. 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

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
Good news! For a little extra, This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

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

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, 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 Euro
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
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 £1,302 £1,635 £2,277
Easter Season £2,519 £3,164 £4,407
Apr 27th 2019 - May 1st 2019 £1,302 £1,635 £2,277
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 £1,919 £2,411 £3,358
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 26th 2019 - - £3,358
Jun 26th 2019 - Jul 17th 2019 - - £4,407
Jul 17th 2019 - Aug 28th 2019 - - £6,191
Aug 28th 2019 - Sep 25th 2019 - - £4,407
Sep 25th 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

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 £1,469 £1,846 £2,571
Easter Season £2,519 £3,164 £4,407
Apr 27th 2019 - May 1st 2019 £1,469 £1,846 £2,571
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 £1,919 £2,411 £3,358
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 26th 2019 - - £3,358
Jun 26th 2019 - Jul 17th 2019 - - £4,407
Jul 17th 2019 - Aug 28th 2019 - - £6,191
Aug 28th 2019 - Sep 25th 2019 - - £4,407
Sep 25th 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

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 £1,553 £1,951 £2,718
Easter Season £2,938 £3,691 £5,141
Apr 27th 2019 - May 1st 2019 £1,553 £1,951 £2,718
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 £2,339 £2,938 £4,092
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 26th 2019 - - £4,092
Jun 26th 2019 - Jul 17th 2019 - - £5,141
Jul 17th 2019 - Aug 28th 2019 - - £6,925
Aug 28th 2019 - Sep 25th 2019 - - £5,141
Sep 25th 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 £2,339 £2,938 £4,092
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 £1,889 £2,373 £3,305
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 £1,553 £1,951 £2,718
Easter Season £2,938 £3,691 £5,141
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 - - £5,141
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - £6,925

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 €1,434 €1,767 €2,509
Easter Season €2,775 €3,420 €4,855
Apr 27th 2019 - May 1st 2019 €1,434 €1,767 €2,509
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 €2,114 €2,606 €3,699
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 26th 2019 - - €3,699
Jun 26th 2019 - Jul 17th 2019 - - €4,855
Jul 17th 2019 - Aug 28th 2019 - - €6,820
Aug 28th 2019 - Sep 25th 2019 - - €4,855
Sep 25th 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 €2,114 €2,606 €3,699
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 €1,850 €2,280 €3,237
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 €1,434 €1,767 €2,509
Easter Season €2,775 €3,420 €4,855
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €1,434 €1,767 €2,509
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €2,114 €2,606 €3,699
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - €3,699
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - €4,855
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - €6,820

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 €1,619 €1,995 €2,832
Easter Season €2,775 €3,420 €4,855
Apr 27th 2019 - May 1st 2019 €1,619 €1,995 €2,832
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 €2,114 €2,606 €3,699
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 26th 2019 - - €3,699
Jun 26th 2019 - Jul 17th 2019 - - €4,855
Jul 17th 2019 - Aug 28th 2019 - - €6,820
Aug 28th 2019 - Sep 25th 2019 - - €4,855
Sep 25th 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 €2,114 €2,606 €3,699
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 €1,850 €2,280 €3,237
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 €1,619 €1,995 €2,832
Easter Season €2,775 €3,420 €4,855
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €1,619 €1,995 €2,832
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €2,114 €2,606 €3,699
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - €3,699
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - €4,855
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - €6,820

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 €1,711 €2,109 €2,994
Easter Season €3,237 €3,990 €5,664
Apr 27th 2019 - May 1st 2019 €1,711 €2,109 €2,994
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 €2,577 €3,176 €4,509
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 26th 2019 - - €4,509
Jun 26th 2019 - Jul 17th 2019 - - €5,664
Jul 17th 2019 - Aug 28th 2019 - - €7,630
Aug 28th 2019 - Sep 25th 2019 - - €5,664
Sep 25th 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 €2,577 €3,176 €4,509
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 €2,081 €2,565 €3,642
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 €1,711 €2,109 €2,994
Easter Season €3,237 €3,990 €5,664
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €1,711 €2,109 €2,994
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €2,577 €3,176 €4,509
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - €4,509
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - €5,664
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - €7,630

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 $1,626 $1,959 $2,844
Easter Season $3,146 $3,791 $5,505
Apr 27th 2019 - May 1st 2019 $1,626 $1,959 $2,844
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 $2,397 $2,889 $4,194
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 26th 2019 - - $4,194
Jun 26th 2019 - Jul 17th 2019 - - $5,505
Jul 17th 2019 - Aug 28th 2019 - - $7,733
Aug 28th 2019 - Sep 25th 2019 - - $5,505
Sep 25th 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 $2,397 $2,889 $4,194
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 $2,097 $2,528 $3,670
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 $1,626 $1,959 $2,844
Easter Season $3,146 $3,791 $5,505
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $1,626 $1,959 $2,844
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $2,397 $2,889 $4,194
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - $4,194
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - $5,505
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - $7,733

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 $1,835 $2,212 $3,211
Easter Season $3,146 $3,791 $5,505
Apr 27th 2019 - May 1st 2019 $1,835 $2,212 $3,211
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 $2,397 $2,889 $4,194
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 26th 2019 - - $4,194
Jun 26th 2019 - Jul 17th 2019 - - $5,505
Jul 17th 2019 - Aug 28th 2019 - - $7,733
Aug 28th 2019 - Sep 25th 2019 - - $5,505
Sep 25th 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 $2,397 $2,889 $4,194
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 $2,097 $2,528 $3,670
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 $1,835 $2,212 $3,211
Easter Season $3,146 $3,791 $5,505
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $1,835 $2,212 $3,211
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $2,397 $2,889 $4,194
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - $4,194
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - $5,505
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - $7,733

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Apr 12th 2019 $1,940 $2,338 $3,395
Easter Season $3,670 $4,423 $6,422
Apr 27th 2019 - May 1st 2019 $1,940 $2,338 $3,395
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 $2,921 $3,520 $5,111
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 26th 2019 - - $5,111
Jun 26th 2019 - Jul 17th 2019 - - $6,422
Jul 17th 2019 - Aug 28th 2019 - - $8,650
Aug 28th 2019 - Sep 25th 2019 - - $6,422
Sep 25th 2019 - Oct 30th 2019 $2,921 $3,520 $5,111
Oct 30th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 $2,360 $2,843 $4,129
Dec 30th 2019 - Apr 2nd 2020 $1,940 $2,338 $3,395
Easter Season $3,670 $4,423 $6,422
Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $1,940 $2,338 $3,395
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $2,921 $3,520 $5,111
May 30th 2020 - Jun 24th 2020 - - $5,111
Jun 24th 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 - - $6,422
Jul 15th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 - - $8,650

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

  • 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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