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Elounda, private pool, near beach and shops, stunning views facing the sea

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool


About the property

Beautiful Cretan villa, Mavrikiano, Elounda - Facing the sea

Our beautiful Cretan House set in the beautiful countryside of Mavrikiano overlooking the breathtaking views of the Mirabello Bay would be a perfect choice of holiday for our guests. Villa Bougainvillea is set in its own private grounds and is equipped with everything to make our guests happy and offer hassle free holidays. From Villa Bougainvillea is a 400 metre walk to the local shops, taverna’s, blue flag beaches and sea in the local village of Elounda. Beyond Elounda is the unspoilt fishing village of Plaka from where you can take a boat trip to the island of Spinalonga used as a leper colony up to 1957. Also on your doorstep is the lively harbour of Agios Nikolaos which boasts both excellent restaurants, tavernas along with sophisticated shops and waterside cafés. We can arrange luxury taxi transfers to and from the airport along with flexible car hire at competitive rates.

Adrian or Sharron
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just returned from 10 great days at Villa Bougainvillea. We were met at the airport, as arranged by Sharron, and deliverd to the villa. The villa, garden and pool are all as advertised and first class, very comfy beds and an early morning swim, a real treat. The welcome pack was very generous and appreciated. A short walk to The Hope taverna, where we ate most evenings, a 10 minute walk to the town, plenty of choice of restaurants around the harbour. We had a super holiday highly recommend. Stephen and Amanda
May 2013
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Mavrikiano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom one also has ensuite shower room with hydro massage cabin. Bedroom 2 has a seperate shower room with hydro massage cabin. The bedroom sleeps a maximum of 2.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Elounda, private pool, near beach and shops, stunning views facing the sea
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful villa and superb location

  • 5 of 5

Sharron the owner of this villa is a real gem. She arranged a taxi from the airport and we felt like royalty as the taxi was an E class Mercedes and the driver offered us each a chilled bottle of water. The villa is not huge but you spend most of your time outdoors. The pool is bigger than it looks in the photos and the view is superb. We had a problem with the fridge and Sharron arranged for a new one within 24 hours which was amazingly good service.

The walk down to the sea was very enjoyable and we were glad we had not rented a car. We walked into Elounda most days and enjoyed talking to the locals as we made our way through the beautiful village. The owners of The Hope Taverna (about 5mins walk away) are really friendly and we ended up eating there every other night, enjoying the various specials.

After staying in Mavrikiano I don't think I would ever stay in the town again. There is a really lovely village atmosphere and you really do feel you have stepped back in time.

The only negative I would mention is that it would be great if the was more shade to eat breakfast and lunch. A little pergola would make all the difference in the world. All in all a wonderful experience. Thank you so much Sharron.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in Elounda

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lot our stay in this house. You will find there everything you need and the small city of Elounda is very close, even for a walk along the sea.

The owner is very helpfull and will answer all your questions very quickly.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in Villa Bougainvillea, and it was just as lovely as last year. It is in an ideal position (as long as you can cope with a fairly steep uphill walk), overlooking Elounda and the bay. The villa is spotlessly clean (thanks to Lynn, John and the team) and really well-equipped. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need. Wifi access was problem-free. The pool is perfect (thanks to Richard for the regular upkeep) and the views are so wonderful that it is hard to drag yourself away, especially in the beautiful autumn sunshine that we enjoyed throughout our stay. There is a wide selection of tavernas in Elounda (about 10 minutes walk), but 3 of the best tavernas are close by in Mavrikiano itself (The Hope, Palio Kantouni and Despina). All three are in the top 10 on Trip Advisor, provide very good food and service and are well worth a visit. The Hope in particular has a young couple running it who provide friendly service and really tasty food - and as a bonus, there are once again wonderful views over the town and the bay. Sharron organised a taxi for us on arrival and car hire for the second part of our stay through Eagle Car Hire. Everything ran smoothly, as it did last year, and we are very grateful to Sharron for that. There is no need for a car to enjoy a relaxing stay at the villa, but it does enable you to get out and about to visit some of the spectacular Minoan sites (such as Lato and Gournia) and visit some of the beautiful countryside and villages inland. If you are going to this area of Crete, there is no better place to stay than Sharron and Adrian's beautiful villa!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rob and Debbie thank you so much for such a lovely review. Totally agree we have a fantastic team that keep our Villa in tip top condition, they are a credit to us. Hopefully you will both return a third team, Elounda has definitely stole a little piece of your hearts.
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A lovely place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently spent a lovely week at this delightful villa. It is very comfortable and well equipped. We made good use of the pool and the outside space is very attractive with spectacular views. We were glad of the air conditioning in the bedroom! It was a short walk to a lovely taverna called "The Hope" which we visited several times - the food is excellent and there are fantastic views over Elounda at night.

The owner, Sharron, was extremely helpful and efficient from the start.

The hill up to the villa is very steep so not really for the faint-hearted!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lindsey and Bernard Your review is very much appreciated along with your complimentary words about our Villa. Hope you will come back very soon. Sharron and Adrian
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Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The villa was everything we hoped it would be in an ideal location just a short walk from Elounda. It was very modern and well equipped with breathtaking views and we shall certainly be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This Villa is just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We decided to stay in this villa as we were getting married in Elounda on 26th may, we arrived 19th May, from when we first arrived we were overwhelmed how beautiful it is not only inside but out side aswell the Views are outstanding, we had a very nice warm welcome from a lady that showed us around and let us know what we needed to know, There is everything you need in this Villa it really is like home from home, we were left a welcome pack which i have to say i have never had expected, i thought we would just be left some milk for a drink and a few basics but it was much much more plus wine !! Thank You Sharron :-)

This Location was fantastic for us as we had lots of wedding guests staying in Elounda we were able to walk into Elounda every night and meet up, its the most beautiful walk down but a little steep on the way back but this is not a problem as we had a choice for some of the older members to have a cab back up for a little amount, previous to us booking this villa we had been out twice before and stayed somewhere else so i kind of knew where i wanted to stay for our wedding, i contacted the owners Sharron on more than one occasion to find out various things, they were more than helpful which makes you know you have made the right descision on booking the villa.

I would recommend this Villa to anyone, there is nothing in my view you could not like about it, the only downside was that we was not there longer, but i will know next time, Thank you Sharron you have a fantastic place here and really hope we are able to return at some stage.


Janet & Joe Mosson

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet and Joe thank you very much for such a great review. It was our pleasure ensuring your Wedding Villa was such a pleasure and lived up to your expectations. Hope to see you again soon. Sharron and Adrian - Villa Bouganvilliea
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Agios Nikolaos
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Main fast road to Heraklion
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: recommended

Villa Bouganvilliea, luxurious newly built Cretan Villa set in the small village of Mavrikiano, Elounda. Other nearby areas, Agios Nikolaous , Plaka, Loumas and Kritsa.

Other Activities: Elounda is renowned and boasts excellent five star restaurants along with local taverna's in which serve excellent greek cuisine.


Rates & Availability

Mavrikiano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $129.36

Payment is preferred in sterling. Written confirmation with the applicable 20% deposit of the total accommodation cost is required to secure the booking (this is non refundable), once received a receipt will be sent. Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to the start of the rental period, for less than 6 weeks, the total amount is required at time of booking. A Damage deposit of £100 is also required with your final payment

Payment is preferred in sterling. Written confirmation with the applicable 20% deposit of the total accommodation cost is required to secure the booking (this is non refundable), once received a receipt will be sent. Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to the start of the rental period, for less than 6 weeks, the total amount is required at time of booking.

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