10 Best Villas With Private Pool In Crete, Greece - Updated 2024

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This populous Greek island is known as the birthplace of modern European civilization, and travelers can expect nothing less than an enriching experience when visiting here. Crete is the largest island in the country, and it attracts tourists with its historic attractions, vibrant cities, and stunning beaches. Travelers can head to Chania’s old Venetian harbor or the Minoan Ruins that date back to 1900 B.C. Guests can also visit the Palace of Knossos or the beaches of Kedrodasos and Triopetra before retiring in a beautiful Greek villa. Have an unforgettable experience on this island when you book one of the best villas with private pool in Crete, Greece.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to private pool. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Villa Katerina (from USD 318)

Make sure to check out this rental if you’re planning to take the whole family to West Crete. Villa Katerina is a three-bedroom property boasting a 40 sqm (431 sq. ft.) heated and chlorine-free private pool. Its quiet location offers panoramic views of Lefka Ori and the sea.

Rooms have an en-suite shower with a hydro massage, while the other has a whirlpool bath. The second-floor bedroom leads to a picturesque veranda overlooking olive groves. An open-plan living room keeps the home spacious, featuring a large couch, a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine, and a fireplace.

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Spilia, Crete, Greece
107.09 km (66.6 mi) from Minoan Palace of Phaistos
villa 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioned rooms are well proportioned and the kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need
beautiful comfortable and tranquil villa with a nice garden and views
plus a gorgeous twinkling pool views of the mountains and the sea
2 ofd the beds are so big there are 2 different places you can relax
the house is of course spotless the beds are huge and the wifi fast
Cleanliness:
it was clean fully stocked with towels dishes cookware and all other essentials
cleaner attended twice a week changed beds and provided clean towels
Host:
manolis is a grate host and an intelligent man
he brought homemade food and was always welcoming and helpful
manolis was also very helpful with recommendations and was responsive to our needs
manolis is the most amazing helpful organised host ever
Location:
not ruined by tourists still traditional with perfect tavernas in walking distance
west crete is really beautiful and this villa is in a very good location to explore this region
location was perfect between chania and the nice beaches of the west
what an amazing place to stay
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2. Traditional Ioannis Cottage (from USD 176)

Traditional Ioannis Cottage in Chania is near many beaches, taverns, and tourist shops, making it a great choice for adventurous travelers. The property itself is prime for exploration, with neighboring forests, olive trees, and springs.

This modest home has been renovated to provide modern comforts. Relax in your private eco-friendly heated pool with saltwater and enjoy the health benefits it offers. This two-story villa has three bedrooms, two baths, a comfy living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a reading room, and a large veranda with views. Up to seven guests are welcome here.

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72.6 km (45.2 mi) from Minoan Palace of Phaistos
42 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi connection is perfect
really good aircon wifi washing machine and all other mod cons
there was excellent and fast wifi coverage throughout the house and garden
kids loved the heated pool and all amenities of the house
heated pool was superb
Cleanliness:
the swimming pool is of decent size very clean and well maintained
very clean and comfortable villa beautiful location with spectacular mountain views
Host:
hosts very welcoming and generous in their hospitality which extended to delicious home cooked greek meals
a hire car was very kindly arranged by the hosts
the kids absolutely loved it the owners were very friendly and helpful
exceptional is the word that comes to mind the most impressive thing was the hospitality of the hosts
but without doubt the factor that made our stay so special was the owner and her wonderful family
Location:
from the minute we walked into the airport until the day we left we were treated like family
there are lots of places to eat out and the cretans are very welcoming to visitors
thank you to the family for making it such an easy place to get away from it all
just down the street there's a nice little grocery shop that sells the local cheeses (graviera and myzithra)
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3. Villa Solaris (from USD 451)

Villa Solaris is a beautiful three-bedroom accommodation that can fit up to eight guests. This luxury rental blends perfectly with its surrounding 2,000 sqm (21,527 sq. ft.) of greenery, creating a relaxing ambiance. The garden view looks straight out of a magazine.

This property features a fully equipped kitchen, two large bathrooms, and bedrooms with views of Lefka Ori. The villa also has a large living area with a corner sofa that offers direct access to the terrace. The highlight of the outdoors is the beautiful waterfall pool with a children’s section. Rest under shaded loungers between laps.

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Paralia Kourna, Greece
57.35 km (35.7 mi) from Minoan Palace of Phaistos
60 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge smart tvs in every room
we had a great stay at this really comfortable villa crete
Cleanliness:
the villa was clean and ready
Host:
the owners were very warm friendly and helpful
they were very friendly and hospitable
the hosts were extremely welcoming hospitable and helpful whenever we needed anything
amazing villa with fantastic owners
we received a warm welcome from giannis (the host)
Location:
a wonderful mention that invites to really calm down
the villa is also very close to lake kourna which is great for a day trip
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4. Villa Despina (from USD 200)

Villa Despina is a four-bedroom paradise near the mountain areas of Asomatos, and guests can enjoy panoramic mountain vistas as they lounge by the pool. This property has a main pool and a children’s pool, a sauna, a hydro-massage, barbecue facilities, and a playground.

Large groups will enjoy this beautiful villa that has an open floor plan, featuring a living room with a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, and a dining area. The patio offers stunning views of the countryside, from the Kourtaliotis Gorge up to the sea.

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rethymno, Crete, GR
12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

5. Villa Clarris (from USD 89)

Villa Clarris is a secluded rental with two bedrooms and three baths to accommodate six guests. It boasts panoramic views of the sea, mountains, and village. This elevated property is ideal for a relaxing getaway, especially with its private pool and garden.

Each room has a balcony, so you can wake up to beautiful views every day. The villa also has a fully stocked kitchen and a utility room with a washing machine. The lounge has two sofa beds and a fireplace, while the outdoor patio with furniture is perfect for alfresco dining.

Stayed at this property?

54.24 km (33.8 mi) from Minoan Palace of Phaistos
53 reviews  
villa 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool and patio area were great with lovely views of the mountain sea and village
the pool made us not want to leave excellently maintained and perfect for kids
Cleanliness:
villa and surrounding outside areas were clean and well maintained
every thing both inside and out was spotlessly clean and the pool was beautiful
the villa was very clean and provides a great off the beaten track base to enjoy crete
Host:
the owner was very helpful and was flexible with check in and check out times
lisa the owner was very very helpful
Location:
tavernas are within walking distance and a great beach is a few minutes drive away
this villa is perfectly placed for a peaceful break
the location was perfect and the facilities were spot on
a small shop with great local produce is worth a visit - very accomodating owner
located in the quiet town of gouves this villa is perfect to escape for a peaceful private holiday
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6. Villa Mavrikiano (from USD 240)

Villa Mavrikiano is a modern stone property with a hilltop view of Mirabello Bay. Two air-conditioned bedrooms have a sea view from their balconies, perfect for morning stretches. The ground floor has an open-plan living area connected to the fully equipped kitchen.

A patio by the kitchen leads to a beautiful swimming pool just above the lower sun deck. This villa can accommodate five adults and one child, making it the perfect family getaway.

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Mavrikiano, GR
86.16 km (53.6 mi) from Minoan Palace of Phaistos
62 reviews  
villa 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
modern villa with beautiful views from every room - very well equipped and perfect for couples
fabulous terraces on the bedrooms for enjoying breakfast and lunch
pool provided the perfect cool down as the day heated up
save room for complimentary dessert and raki which is common on crete
Cleanliness:
it was spotlessly clean well equipped spacious and comfortable
sunny garden area and lovely clean pool
Host:
communication with both the owner and villa managers in crete were excellent
we found the property as described and stve and the property manager were very helpful and welcoming
the house manager ken was very helpful and gave us a lot of helpful information when we arrived
village is delightful and every restaurant we visited had amazing food and really welcoming staff
Location:
brilliant location great pool and everything you need
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7. Four-bedroom villa with sea views (from USD 302)

This beautiful hilltop villa sits on the heights of Pitsidia, overlooking a large garden and a private swimming pool. Sweeping views from the terrace showcase the Libyan Sea, Mount Ida, and the small islands of Paximadia.

This unforgettable four-bedroom home sleeps up to eight guests comfortably. It comes with a fully stocked kitchen and a barbecue grill, while the spacious living area leads to the terrace with a large bay window. Enjoy refreshing laps on the private pool measuring 5 x 9 m (16 x 30 ft) during your stay.

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4.95 km (3.1 mi) from Minoan Palace of Phaistos
50 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the rooms were clean and tidy and the kitchen was well stocked with self catering facilities
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8. Villa Anastasia Prines (from USD 231)

Villa Anastasia Prines sits in a peaceful part of Crete. This three-bedroom property is ideal for six guests looking for a quiet but luxurious place to rent. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, and a stone corner living area.

The wooden dining area has a capacity of four guests, and the big balcony doors open to a private garden with a pool. The poolside has sun loungers and umbrellas for relaxing between swims. You can also chill out at the comfortable patio with a furnace on chilly nights.

Stayed at this property?
Rethymno, Crete, Greece
48.07 km (29.9 mi) from Minoan Palace of Phaistos
villa 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the garden and pool area were absolutely beautiful and provided complete privacy and seclusion
the villa is a decent size with a lovely patio outside and around the pool
there is another shared bathroom downstairs for the double and twin rooms
the outside area is stunning & the pool was perfect the garden had very nice furniture
Cleanliness:
it's clean well maintained decorated well
the villa was clean comfortable & peaceful
the house had so much character and charm plus it was very clean and maintained
the villa itself was very attractive well equipped spotlessly clean and the beds wonderfully comfortable
there is a washing machine that can be used the villa was kept spotlessly clean
Host:
so very generous & kind
what' more the owners anastasia and elena have made us feel so special
they are both lovely kind friendly and helpful
anastasia was an amazing host and even left us little baked goodies
the property was outstanding and the owners were very detailed oriented making sure that our stay would be memorable
Location:
the house was located a walking distance from 3 really good restaurants
the villa is a short bus ride away from rethmynon and close to some fantastic beaches
there are 3 tavernas within walking distance serving good food
great location very close to rethymnon town plenty of parking on a quiet road
all in all a fantastic holiday in a beautiful and tasteful villa in a great location
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9. Exclusive villa for eight (from USD 118)

This exclusive villa with stunning mountain and ocean views is only five minutes away from beaches and restaurants. Almirida, Kalives, and Georgioupoli beaches are less than 20 minutes away by car, making this rental peaceful yet accessible at the same time.

This three-bedroom property has a private infinity pool with a view of the sea and Lefka Ori. It also boasts a garden, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious living area, perfect for eight guests looking for a relaxing getaway.

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63.87 km (39.7 mi) from Minoan Palace of Phaistos
93 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable and the fireplace was a cosy and beautiful touch during the chilly evenings
the beds were sturdy and comfortable mattresses which make a huge difference once in holiday
the pool is perfect with lots of toys for children and adults alike
the villa and pool are just as they are presented in the photos with both being exceptionally clean
the pool garden and patio areas are beautiful and peaceful a great place to relax
Cleanliness:
the villa was clean and comfortable
when we arrived it was spotlessly clean with some really nice welcoming touches
very clean and equipped with everything we needed for our holiday stay
the villa itself is clean and well equipped with all that is needed
it is acceptably clean however would benefit from a thorough once over
Host:
the owners were really helpful answering our queries before going and provide great directions to get to the villa
the owner went above and beyond for us and this was really appreciated
2 well-supplied shops; 2 friendly restaurants and 2 little parks perfect for the kids
the local villages are so pretty and everyone we met were very friendly and lovely
Location:
such an amazing setting in a remote location for true peace and quiet
the walk through the village especially at night back to the villa is something nice
the local village is nearby and has good shops and restaurants
overall a fabulous place to stay and we definitely hope to return soon
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10. Villa Sofas (from USD 228)

Villa Sofas is the perfect romantic getaway in Crete. This beautiful stone home for two keeps its unique and classic interior while providing modern-day touches for your everyday needs. It offers one bedroom and one bathroom, as well as a beautiful centuries-old stone fireplace.

Open the wooden shutter and see amazing views. You have access to the fully equipped kitchen, the cozy living area, the patio, and the large outdoor swimming pool with your partner during your stay. The pool area is surrounded by greenery for your privacy.

Stayed at this property?
Chania, Crete, Greece
100.82 km (62.7 mi) from Minoan Palace of Phaistos
98 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you will find the beautiful pool all to yourself and of course the many wonderful places to sit
beautiful cozy place with great amenities bed and linen were first class hosts were welcoming and kind
with the pool and the outside patio with a bbq we enjoyed some days just staying there
beautiful old (300 years ) villa to yourself but with a very modern bathroom
the bedroom houses a grand four poster bed and a brand new bathroom has been installed
Cleanliness:
the outdoor area is fantastic with a great bbq clean pool etc
Host:
the hosts are fantastic
the hosts are very welcoming and helpful
our hosts were exceptionally welcoming and very helpful in providing restaurant recommendations etc
georgia and dionysus are great hosts
the hosts are amazing they make your stay special
Location:
the location is perfect for exploring the west side of the island
a really comfortable stay in a great location
perfect place for anyone that interesting in good location privacy and excellent facilities
luckily the two complementary bikes make a quick trip to the shops or the beach very easy
a great coffee shop is about a 5 minute drive away
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Enjoy refreshing swims in private villas

This Greek island is perfect for travelers who want to enjoy Mediterranean weather and amazing views. Upgrade your stay when you book one of the best villas with private pool in Crete, Greece.

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