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Stunning villa with pool; sea and mountain views; 5 mins from beach

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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Makry Gialos Villa Rental Photos and Description

Self catering, 2 bedroom, luxury accommodation in the village of Makrigialos

(Greek EOT Licence Number MHTE 1040K91003096301)

Luxury 2 bedroom villa with shared floodlit pool, within a gated site ideal for a relaxing, restful holiday. Villa has sea and/or mountain views from 3 balconies. The ground floor offers kitchen/dining area, with secluded patio and garden for atmospheric dining, 1 twin bedded room, house bathroom with bath,shower and toilet. The 1st floor double bedroom with balcony, overlooks the gardens and swimming pool and has ensuite shower and toilet facilities. The large lounge and balcony with views towards the village and harbour of Makrigialos are also on the 1st floor. The spacious 2nd floor secluded roof terrace with pergola and sunloungers offers stunning mountain views. All rooms are fitted out to a very high standard and the main rooms are air- conditioned. The large communal pool with sun loungers is set amidst beautiful grounds and gardens areas. Car parking area.

The village of Makrigialos: Makrigialos nestles in its own bay on the south coast of Crete, 30 minutes drive from Ierapetra. The drive along the coastline is dotted with unspoilt villages and secluded bays. The walk from the villa at one end of the village along the beach and promenade to the picturesque harbour at the other, passes a number of restaurants, waterside tavernas fronting the blue flag beach. Makrigialos itself is a lively, yet unspoilt, typical Greek village boasting some fine tavernas and shops.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Wendy and Phil Kershaw
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Wendy and Phil Kershaw

After many years working in banking and education, we now both work for Christians against Poverty, a nationwide charity helping those in debt, poverty, stuck in addiction or looking for work, to find hope.

Our 4 grown up children have all left home, all have successful careers, 3 of them being married with families of their own.

We live in Yorkshire on the edge of Ilkley Moor, in a wonderful part of the country.

Wendy and Phil Kershaw purchased this villa in 2008

Why Wendy and Phil Kershaw chose Lassithi

Makrygialos is a tranquil, typical yet unspoilt Greek village. Makrygialos means 'long beach' and it certainly has a long sandy beach perfect for families and those wanting a lazy holiday. In less than 10 minutes, you can stroll to the beach or eat at a different taverna each night and never be disappointed. Venture into the mountains to find the most wonderful secluded villages each with their own taverna serving fresh produce.

What makes this villa unique

Rosemary and Niko, our site managers live next door so are always on hand. Whether you are a family or two couples, the layout of our house allows a good degree of privacy, with one bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and the other bedroom and en-suite on the first floor, as well as the dining kitchen leading onto the patio and garden. Our house offers views one way, of the sea and wonderful views of the mountains in the other direction. The well maintained pool is the centrepiece of the small, private complex of just 20 houses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have returned from Grapevines having had a wonderful time. Your house was just perfect! We were so comfortable, had everything we needed and felt extremely lucky. Rosemary of course was a star. What lovely people she and Nico are. We certainly hope to return and especially feel I would be fine there on my own. We caught up with old friends. Our daughter was thrilled with the pool as she is training for a triathlon. Thank you - with love
Jul 2013
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Stunning villa with pool; sea and mountain views; 5 mins from beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 14 reviews

All round fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa was clean, spacious and in lovely surroundings. Close to local restaurants, small supermarkets and other individual shops. Several beaches close by all very clean. The manager was always close by in case you needed anything and the communication between me and the owners was very good.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Relaxing Holiday

  • 4 of 5

The holiday and villa were fantastic. The hire car was arranged by the owners and was waiting for us at the airport. It took 2 hours to drive to Makrygialos having arrived late in the evening, but it was worth it in the morning to see the lovely pool and sea. Rosemary and Nico were very helpful and always available for questions/advice. The villa had everything we needed, balconies to every aspect, and very necessary air-conditioning. The pool and garden surrounds were immaculate, with plenty of room and sun loungers for everyone. There is a huge variety of tavernas to eat, and we particularly enjoyed lunch in the taverna on the more remote Green Beach. Plenty of interesting places to visit, even a trip just behind the villa to the mountains around Pefki in search of an exciting cave made for a great morning in cooler air!

Very relaxing holiday and lots of fun. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted our villa provided you with everything you wanted for your relaxing holiday. Quality and comfort in fantastic surroundings is exactly the holiday experience we aim to provide, thank you.
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Lovely, modern, well looked after apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is modern, well designed and spacious - perfect for our family of 5. There were all the facilities you could wish for, TV, DVD, washing machine as well as very well appointed kitchen. Rosemary, who manages the complex was very friendly and helpful and quickly sorted out any minor issues.

The children loved the proximity to the shared pool - which was a great size and never too busy. And it was a short walk to the nearest beach, and a short drive to plenty of other beaches. The apartment is on the fringe of Magrikialos, this is a family resort, no rowdy nightclubs or bars but loads of great restaurants to choose from. We really enjoyed the feel of Magrikialos, and its impressive mountain backdrop. The gorge walks up to the mountain villages were another highlight of the stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. It's wonderful when others appreciate all that Makrygialos has to offer, they way we do. So glad you enjoyed your stay and that all the family found lots to do. Wendy and Phil
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Home from home but with the sun!

  • 5 of 5

We had 11 days at Grapevines. First impressions apart from it being hot, was the site was very clean and tidy. The apartment was all what you expect - clean, airy, loads of equipment, towels provided so you didnt have to pack, etc. Rosemary looked after us and was very attentive. We had two power issues but both resolved in a flash(excuse the pun) by Rosemary. The area is fantastic for all ages, and the large pool catered for all, and well looked after. All the restaurants serve similar and all very reasonable. Our favourites were the Olive Tree near the harbour (great service, biggest pork chop you will ever see) and the Dragons Cave. You must get there just before sunset as we did and you will be treated to a fantastic view. The food is all home grown. We fully enjoyed our holiday and have already recommended it to our friends. Thanks Wendy. Chris & Sue Crompton, Somerset, England

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday in our house. It's a real blessing to have Rosemary on site to deal with anything that crops up. Thank you for recommending us and our house to your friends. Best regards Wendy and Phil
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We had a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a lovely holiday, this certainly is the right place! Very nice and well kept apartment, we also loved the patio outside the kitchen. And the balcony outside the bedroom upstairs, perfect for late afternoon relaxation – reading a book or just overlooking the pool. Not all the apartments in this complex has furniture on the balcony, but this one have. We very much appreciated the washing machine (top floor) as well.

The pool is more than sufficient for an early morning/late afternoon swim, and the beach is just 5-10 minutes away. A very steep hill down to the beach though, which can be a challenge on the way back, if you have a heart condition or other health problems. No problem at all, however, if you are reasonably fit and healthy!

Small supermarket, some shops and several places to eat out in the neighborhood, even more in the nearby town Makrigialos – just down a long hill. Walking distance if you are in the mood for a good walk, otherwise taxi is not expensive.

Wendy answered all our questions before and after our booking, never loosing her patience. She did all she could to ensure a nice stay for us, she even arranged taxi from the airport (130-150 Euro). Rosemary, the nice caretaker on site, welcomed us at arrival and made sure that everything was to our satisfaction, during our two weeks stay. We can safely recommend this apartment to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Comfy, homely and relaxing......

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks at Grapevines in Phill and Wendy's villa.

The villa was clean and tidy, the pool was very well maintained and a joy to swim in. Rosemary and Nico were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.

There is so much to see and do, One day we went driving over to the beautiful east coast to Zakros in a hire car which was great. We spent several days on the local beach at Diaskari relaxing in the hammocks and eating the amazing deep fried courgettes at the taverna there. The local Pefki Gorge is a wonderful days hike,......the village of Pefki has a welcoming taverna and the walk up to the little church above the village is great with wonderful views as a fantastic reward!

We had a great holiday.......! Huge thanks to Phill and Wendy!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended

Makrigialos is a tranquil village, surrounded by historical, cultural and natural wonders ideal for couples and families. Bars, restaurants, tavernas front the blue flag beach and the harbour area. In June, the town hosts the prestigious Casa dei Mezzo music festival.

Water sports inc. pedal boats, jet-skis, fishing boat charters and excursions to the nearby uninhabited island of Koufonisi are available during the summer.

Places to visit include a number of Roman and Minoan ruins; The Kapsa Monastery, 6km along the coast near the spectacular Pervolakia gorge; the mountain villages of Pefki, Agios Stefanos and Pervolakia; the protected gorge of Aspro Potamus; the Butterfly gorge, a 4.5 km walk from Koutsouras; Sitia, with its pleasant sea front lined with cafes and tavernas, a harbour, and the Roman Fort; Ierepetra boasts the longest beach on Crete, has a museum and the remains of a Venetian fort on the quay; Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, and Spinalonga Island are within easy reach.

Other Activities: visits to historical sites; monasteries; Gorge walking,


Rates & Availability

Makry Gialos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
late Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter season
Nov 29 2016 - Mar 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 14 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 16 2017 - Jun 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

N.B. Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
A deposit of 20% is required to secure your booking with the balance payable no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Please note: if the dates you require are already booked then please contact us as there are other similar properties available.
SPECIAL OFFER: Book for 2 weeks and receive 10% discount on 2nd week price.

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Makry Gialos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Towels are provided and can be changed mid week for a small charge paid locally.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The accommodation can sleep up to 6 in double, twin and sofa bed. Bedroom 1 has en suite shower room. A child cot is available. The twin bedded room is alongside the house bathroom on the ground floor and the double bedroom is on the first floor with a balcony overlooking the pool area. Bedding is changed mid-week.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels are provided. Mid week change of all bed linen and towels is available for a small charge paid locally. On site support from staff.

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