We know that you might be feeling uncertain about booking your next holiday with the ever-changing travel restrictions, which is why we've introduced our Travel Restrictions Guarantee for your peace of mind.
Book your next villa holiday with confidence, safe in the knowledge that you can either move your dates or receive a holiday voucher for the full amount paid if your travel dates are restricted by either FCDO/local government advice advice or local restrictions in your destination country.*
The Travel Restrictions Guarantee is automatically included in the website price and can be removed before you book, however we strongly advise you keep it to give you added flexibility and protection.
You will still need to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy as soon as your booking is confirmed. This insurance should, as a minimum, protect you against cancellation, curtailment, medical expenses, loss/theft of possessions and documents, personal liability and airline failure.
Terms and Conditions
'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' applies to bookings for arrival between 1st May 2021 and 31st December 2021 only.
If there are restrictions advising against travel to your chosen destination country, you will be able to cancel your villa and receive a holiday voucher for the full amount paid for your villa to rebook when you are ready to do so.
If there are restrictions in your destination country preventing you from being able to travel to that destination, you will be able to cancel your villa and receive a voucher for the full amount paid for your villa to rebook when you are ready to do so.
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The 'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is non-refundable, non-transferable and non-commissionable.
Cancellation of the booking will also result in loss of the premium paid.
You should ensure you have adequate comprehensive travel insurance to protect you in cases of cancellation for any other reason including, but no limited to, being unable to travel due to airline failure or cancellation, being quarantined for or diagnosed with Covid-19 or unable to travel due to work commitments or restrictions upon return.
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This rural stone farmhouse rests in the tranquil foothills of the White Mountains in Maza, Chania. Lovingly renovated in traditional Cretan style, it’s an inviting mix of stone craftsmanship and natural wooden beams. Gorgeous Greek fabrics and artefacts add to its authenticity with stone archways.
Staying at Villa Kontis is great for those seeking solace away from it all. This delightful three-bedroom villa is fringed with bright pink bougainvillea and fir trees. A perfectly manicured lawn hosts a spacious lap pool. Dine under the shade in the garden canopy. On the upper level there is also a private breakfast set up on the patio.
Enter the villa through warm, wooden doors. Natural beams adorn the ceiling and stone craftsmanship is visible throughout, making Villa Kontis feel like your own private, country home. Carved beds with brightly coloured throws offer a peaceful way to end the day.
It’s only a few minutes’ walk up to the quaint village square in Maza with sleepy lanes and local tavernas. Receive a warm welcome and some traditional Raki if you’re lucky. As Greece’s largest island, Crete is a mixed bags of delights for everyone to enjoy so we’d advise you to go explore!
Please note: The galleried sleeping area shown in the photos with twin beds will be available to accommodate up to two persons if needed (max occupancy 8). There is no bathroom on this level and guests sleeping in this area will need to go down the wooden stairs to the first floor where there is a shower room.
Usual day is Tuesdays.
Mid-May - Mid-September is fixed, flexible at any other times.
Pool Size: 12.00m
Pool Depth: 0.80m
Ladder Access to Pool,
Due to the beautiful unique design of this property the railing on the internal staircase features some open gaps. We ask that care is taken with children.
Chania International Airport (CHQ),
Heraklion Airport (HER)
The vast, rugged region of Chania in western Crete offers so much diversity and culture, history and adventure, beautiful landscapes, crystal clear waters and divine beaches. A holiday here will want you returning again and again!
The municipality has an area of 350 square kilometres of beautiful scenery, mountain villages and some of the best beaches in all of the Greek Islands and the Mediterranean, including the renowned Elafonissi Beach with its peculiar yet picturesque pink sand.
A villa holiday in Chania provides the opportunity to explore perhaps Crete’s most beautiful region, with ancient architecture and jaw-dropping Gorges all waiting to be discovered. If you’re seeking an ‘off the beaten track’ kind of holiday, then a renting a villa in Chania will provide the perfect base to do so, in the perfect location.
We are just back to the UK from our fantastic holiday in Crete. I just wanted to pass you a bit of informal feedback. Villa: Fantastic. Great space outdoor and fantastic swimming pool. Owner: We never met him but left olive oil, wine and others for our arrival. Also he was available in the background when needed. He even brought us extra oil. We felt looked after even without seeing him. Agent - El Greco: Responded always quickly to our queries etc and gave good advice. Very good cleaning service. Twice a week cleaning to a very high standard both indoors and outdoors. Location:Very quiet location but 10 minutes drive to lovely beach and resort. Also 5 minutes walk to the best taverna in Crete with best food and warmest owners.
Sun 31 Jul 2016
It was clean, comfortable and quiet.
Tue 05 Jul 2016
The Villa Kontis is a magnificent, villa set in the hills 4 km from the beach and resort. The villa is clean, comfortable and very spacious with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large private pool with well maintained grounds. The owner George, made us very welcome and even left us some homemade olive oil and Raki while we were out for the day. There are several outside seating areas for alfresco dining and all bedrooms and living areas are fully air conditioned. The maid also visited every 4 days with clean towels and bedding. The only thing missing which would be useful was an information pack detailing local information, e.g. nearest doctors's surgery, hospital, bakery, supermarket, etc. Overall a lovely villa that I would recommend and wouldn't hesitate to book again.
Sat 22 Apr 2017
Villa Kontis is a wonderfully old house situated on the edge of a Maza, a very typical Cretian village. Maza is located high in the hillside, so if isolation is your desire, this place will tick many boxes. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, as there are no immediate local amenities at all, with the wonderful exception of the village Taverna. Owned and run by Costas and his wife Voula, there is always a wonderfully warm welcome. The facilities at the house are pretty good. Outdoors there is an abundance of space on either stone patio, or lawns. A huge barbecue supports a shaded dining area for lunch, and is well illuminated for evening dining. Inside, the house is a rather eclectic mix! There are three bedrooms sleeping six, with an additional mezzanine with two further beds. Two bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor off the kitchen area, alongside a huge inside bread oven! A large open lounge and dining area, on the ground floor, with a further twin bedded room as well as another lounge/ reading/study area fully stocked with books on the first floor. There is a shower room, which is home to the washing machine, aa well as access to the mezzanine. You can also access a further roof patio from the first floor. The only downsides are there is little to do in the evenings; it can get pretty cold in the evenings, and the WiFi is poor.
Sun 27 Aug 2017
We have stayed at Kontis Villa twice. It is a beautifully restored old stone villa with large pool and spacious, well cared for gardens. It is tucked away on a quiet hillside where all you can hear are the sounds of crickets, birds and goat bells. Perfect for a peaceful holiday. The villa is extremely well maintained and cared for and the owners are generous and friendly.
Sun 28 May 2017
Lovely spacious villa with a large pool. Quite isolated but there is a taverna within easy walking distance. Very relaxing.
Sun 14 Aug 2016
Amazing villa, beautifully kept, spacious, perfect for a family, amazing pool
Fri 01 Jul 2016
The villa kontis is a magnificent, villa set in the hills 4 km from the beach and resort. The villa is clean, comfortable and very spacious with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large private pool with well maintained grounds. The owner, Georges made us very welcome and even left us some homemade olive oil and Raki while we were out for the day. There are several outside seating areas for alfresco dining and all bedrooms and living areas are fully air conditioned. The maid also visited every 4 days with clean towels and bedding. The only thing missing which would be useful was an information pack detailing local information, e.g. nearest doctors's surgery, hospital, bakery, supermarket, etc. Overall a lovely villa that I would recommend and wouldn't hesitate to book again.
Tue 13 Nov 2018
A beautiful villa, well maintained and very clean, lovely gardens and a great pool. Plenty of outside space either sitting in the shade on one of the terraces or sunbathing by the pool. The owners provided attentive and prompt service when needed (my husband managed to lock us out!) and the villa was cleaned with a change of towels and sheets half way through our weeks stay. A short drive to the coast with bars and tavernas but we struggled to drag ourselves away from the villa as it was so comfortable, relaxing and peaceful.
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Lovely villa and good sized pool and a bit isolated.
Wed 24 Apr 2019
Beautiful villa with plenty of space!! Maza is very small but the taverna is amazing:)
Wed 15 May 2019
Alice O' Flynn
We loved Villa Kontis..it combined great facilities with originality...the terraces were wonderful for sitting & getting sun...the lounge area was terrific to relax in at night...the gardens & pool we spent a lot of time.....but the location was also perfect..at the foithills of White Mountain...15 mins walk to the local taverna & then j7st lively paths we found to walk to the village
Wed 12 Jun 2019
great for a quiet holiday in a beautiful well equipped villa with an excellent pool. very clean. only negative was wifi issues
Fri 26 Jul 2019
This was a beautiful villa and we had a great holiday. Much nicer villa and much better value than any villa we have ever had through James Villas. I thought that the villa might have just been cleverly photographed, but it really is as beautiful as the pictures suggest and has been lovingly restored. Couple of aircon units didn't work, but we didn't need them to work, as there were enough rooms with working aircon anyway, and I am sure they would have fixed them if we had bothered to report them. Great pool. Slightly remote location, but that suited us. One of the nice things about Crete compared with Majorca is that you didn't have to take a mortgage out to go out to dinner or do some activities. One of our best holidays. Mark
Wed 07 Aug 2019
Excellent villa, perfect for chilling beside pool in beautiful location. There's multiple patios/balconies tables to sit & eat/drink. But while the villa was perfect, the highlight of the holiday was the nightly trip to Constantino's taverna for surprise dinners, a brilliant host & lots of singing. We'll be back soon hopefully.
Wed 16 Oct 2019
The Villa was a great family holiday accommodation with all the amenities listed. We enjoyed the secluded location, the spacious rooms, the fully equipped kitchen, and the beautiful garden. The pool is a great benefit, and even though the pool was not heated, it was still warm enough to swim in October. The agent and owner were helpful and provided assistance when we needed. The Villa definitely contributed to the success of our holiday!