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The beautiful inland lake 2 minutes walk from Elise House

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

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 both with air conditioning and a family bathroom with wet room 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 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Marina Beach 500 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heraklion
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or 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 have air conditioning and/or ceiling fans plus the main sitting rooms have ceiling and floor 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 but with a shading umbrella for sun protection if needed, 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!

Further details

A welcome food pack is 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.

The Lassithi Prefecture 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.

Aghios Nikolaos

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.

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Review 1-7 of 7

26 Sep 2014


"Fantastic house in excellent location"

We have just returned from a week in Aghios Nikolaos, Crete staying in Elise House- a fantastic town house located in the heart of the town.When booking, Sandra the owner cannot do enough to help- she… More

14 Sep 2014


"Amazing Place to stay"

Dear fellow travellers, Elise house is more than a home away from home, with its owners hospitality translating through into all the small thoughts and conveniences that make your stay extra special. … More

13 Aug 2013



We spent a very enjoyable two weeks staying in Elise House, which has been restored, decorated, and equipped to a remarkably high standard. It was great to be on a street in a quiet part of the town, and we were soon on “kalimera” terms with the local residents, as well as in the excellent, and close by, bakers, butchers, and supermarket. We visited the market each Wednesday, and cooked some great meals to eat on the balcony. There are also some very good tavernas and cafes in the vicinity. Booking with Sandra direct was efficient, effective, and a refreshingly straightforward experience. We are already planning to return next year. Thanks Sandra!
John Powles and Family.

Thanks again for a great review. We work hard to maintain our high standards and it is wonderful to feel appreciated and reassuring to know we succeed in making our guests happy :-)

20 Jun 2013


"Comfortable house in a great position"

We were delighted with this comfortable,quirky house in a quiet street.. The position is excellent with good local shops and a short stroll to sea and lake.… More

We are really pleased Elise House ticks all the boxes as far as being a traditional town house outside with a modern and comfortable interior. The house was deliberately turned 'upside down' with cool, darker bedrooms on the ground floor and brighter, first floor living space. It is so close to all amenities and you can walk to reach great restaurants, beaches and places of interest.

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 inside ve… More

Great to hear we market our property accurately & honestly.

16 Nov 2011


"Fantastic location, lovely house and a great base for exploring the area"

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.

We are very happy to receive yet another great review. Although Elise House is within very easy walking distance of great beaches & restaurants, you are also close to the bus station and can travel about the island in reliable, luxury buses for very little cost; if you do not drive, it is not a problem getting around to see Knossos, Spinalonga and many other historic sites.

27 Oct 2011


"Fabulous House in a Fabulous Location!"

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.

We are pleased that we maintain the standards as set out in our advert. We strive to ensure the house is maintained every year to be totally representative of the ad photos and descriptions. We also try to go the extra mile with the quality of our offer and with the support of a great local manager.

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  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:26 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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