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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
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 a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 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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Map

Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Agios Nikolaos
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Main fast road to Heraklion
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.

Amenities

Elounda Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Elounda, private pool, near beach and shops, stunning views facing the sea
average rating of 4.814815 based on 28 reviews
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Fantastic Villa With Great Views

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The villa is beautifully perched up on a sizable hill overlooking the bay, islands, and sea off of the east coast of Crete. Its location is a true advantage. You can walk to Elounda in 10 minutes where you have lots of restaurants, shops, grocery stores, etc. We used our car only to travel outside of Elounda. Yet you are in a quiet area, with local flavor and residents, and spectacular views. Only the bathrooms do not have a view, and both bedrooms have balconies. Plus there is a roomy terrace with the pool, a dining table and lounge area.

The villa itself is very well appointed and super clean. We loved the amenities and the ability to be outside so much with the pool. Communication with Sharron was top notch. She even arranged for a cab to take us to the Ferry Station in Heraklion, with an early pick up, and we could not have asked for better service. The individuals we met who care for the villa are British and very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed any conversation we had with them.

There is a lovely taverna, The Hope, which is a couple minutes from the villa. We ate there twice and loved it. The couple running this small restaurant are delightful, the view from their terrace is great, and the food was excellent. We always focused on their specials. We also recommend taking a short drive to Plaka to see a sleepy old fishing village and taking the Boat to Spinalonga to see the old Venetian fort and learn of the days when it was a colony for lepers. For fine dinning meals we recommend Lotus Eaters in Elounda and Taverna Paliria in Plaka. Service in all of the restaurants is excellent. We enjoyed the food in all the places we visited. The Greeks know how to serve with joy.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Karen for such a fantastic review, very complimentary. We work very hard to please our guests which clearly pays off. You have been wonderful guests, we hope to welcome you back sometime.
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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $134.99

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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