About the home
Elise House is a pretty, beautifully refurbished town house situated in a traffic free street within 2 minutes walk to Aghios Nikolaos town square, the inland lake and 5 minutes from several local beaches at the edge of town.
The house will sleep up to 6 people and on the ground floor has a gated, enclosed courtyard with 2 shuttered and shaded double bedrooms and a family bathroom with wetroom and washing machine.
The first floor has a light, airy, open plan living room and kitchen area with a separate, smaller sitting room, cloakroom and shuttered doors leading to an outside shaded terrace. There is a single sofa bed in each of the two sitting rooms. Gated steps lead from the terrace to the large sun roof with views of the mountains and the sea.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||La Marina Beach, 500m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Sea view|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
Elise House is ideally situated for all amenities to suit all age groups.
It is perfect for self catering with outside living & eating areas or for dining out at many of the local restaurants just a short walk from the house.
The kitchen is well equipped for those who enjoy cooking and the freezer is fitted to supply lots of ice for those long cool drinks!
The bedrooms and main sitting room have fans to cool the air in the summer and you can lock the shutters and leave the doors and windows open to increase air flow.
Further details outdoors:
The large roof terrace offers great sunbathing, the first floor terrace has a pergola to offer shaded areas and the gated, enclosed, ground floor courtyard is totally shaded and cool. There is a large table with 6 chairs on the first floor balcony for al fresco dining and 6 sunbeds are also available. There is outdoor lighting on all floors and a water tap for cooling off on the roof!
A welcome food pack can be provided on arrival.
An English speaking representative is available to answer any questions you may have.
Bedding and house towels are provided but you will need to supply own beach towels which are cheap to buy if you do not wish to bring with.
A booking deposit of £100 required at time of booking. Also a £100 refundable breakables deposit.
This is refundable within 2 weeks of departure from house (subject to satisfactory property inspection.)
Balance of booking fee required 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Total payment to be made on all bookings if less than 8 weeks prior to arrival.
The Crete region
Crete is the most southerly island in Greece with sunny, dry weather for most of the year. The region of Lassithi is towards the North East of the island of Crete and the town of Aghios Nikolaos is situated on the coast of the Bay of Mirabello. It is set on a headland and has a port on one side of the town and a marina on the other. The beautiful inland lake makes the town unique. The terrain in the area is very rugged in parts and very beautiful with views of the mountains and the sea never far away. Elounda is just a short car or bus ride away from Aghios Nikolaos and boasts many world class hotels where celebrities often stay. The Island of Spinalonga made famous by the book 'The Island' can be seen off the Elounda coast. The weather in the area is mostly bright and sunny with little, if no rain between May and October. Even in the winter months it is mainly mild and usually sunny. Further afield you can visit Knossos where the Greek Gods ruled, the cave said to be the birth place of Zeus on the Lassithi Plateau plus many other historical sites which are nearby.
The Aghios Nikolaos area
Easter is a great time to visit Crete but Aghios Nikolaos is even more special with the burning of Judas at midnight on the inland lake to mark the end of Lent and the beginning of the Easter celebrations.
The summer is great for exploring the many ruins and historic places of interest, lazing on the beach or participating in water sports. Dining outside on the edge of the sea in the cooler evenings is a great way to spend time.
The Spring and Autunm offer more mellow days; great for walking, dining outside or just lazing.
There are many good restaurants in town offering a wide variety of food from fast food with home deliveries to fine dining; either al fresco or inside. The local restaurants are all a short walk from the house taking between 2 and 15 minutes depending on location. There are many bars too, especially around the port & marina, at the waters edge.
If you want to travel further afield, Elounda is great for all types of restaurants and if it is small, traditional tavernas you seek, try the villages of Limnes and Choumeriakos approx 9 km away. The food and local wines are fantasic and offer great value for money.
How to get there
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Fly to Crete/Heraklion and Aghios Nikolaos is just 55 minutes by car from the airport.
For cheap flights see the easyJet, Thomson, Jet2, Aegean and Thomas Cook websites.
Car hire is available from most major car hire companies at Heraklion airport.
Local buses run from the airport to Aghios Nikolaos town center during the daytime and cost less than 8 euros each way. There is also a transfer service for those who travel outside the bus timetable. These cost from approx £11 each way and are pre booked using www.holidaytaxis.com.
A meeting point outside town can be arranged if you have a hire car to guide you to the house although detailed directions will be sent upon booking.
Taxis are also readily available at the airport.
Activities near Aghios Nikolaos
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
23 Apr 2012
I stayed in this newley refurbished typical Creten townhouse for a week in April.
The owner has done a brilliant job of the renovations, keeping the outside very traditional looking, but the... more
16 Nov 2011
Lovely clean appartment with a good size roof terrace and a shady terrace area on the 1st floor, which is great for outside dining. It's in a great loaction just 2 minutes stroll to the town centre. With restaurants, shops and bars near by you are always close to activity but the house is in a quiet location so you are not troubled by noise. The nearest beach is about a 5 minute walk and there is a larger beach 10-15 minutes walk.
27 Oct 2011
You couldn't ask for a better house in a better location for your holiday. Its clean, beautifully decorated and the furniture all new, modern and comfortable. We felt at home from the minute we walked in. The owner has gone the extra mile in making sure that there are lots of things to make your stay even more comfortable, and it really adds to your holiday experience.
Elise House is right in the centre of town, but you'd never know it as the street is so quiet and you feel really safe. I stayed for a week with my two nieces (in their early twenties) and we all had a fab time ... lots of late nights and lots of laughing (as well as great food and a drop or two of alcohol!).
You've got shops, bars, restaurants, beaches and fabulous views right on your doorstep. Buses and taxis are all close by, so you don't need a car and there's so much to do that you won't be bored.
I'll be staying at Elise House again next year. We all loved it.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Autumn||10 Sep 12||29 Oct 12||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||29 Oct 12||1 Apr 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Night|
|Spring||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||1 Jun 13||16 Jul 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|High Summer||16 Jul 13||11 Sep 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||11 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
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