Penthouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our luxurious penthouse has absolutely stunning, uninterrupted views of the Lagada beach (just 200m away) and the surrounding mountains. In a prime location on the front of the block, it overlooks the brand new Phase Two Pool, with resistance pool, children's area and jacuzzi and bathing area while being in the perfect position to enjoy the Makrygialos sunset. The best bit? Our gorgeous, private roof terrace with sumptuous cushions and double sized sun mattress from which to chill and enjoy that view…. Fabulous if you prefer a little more peace and quiet during the day or perfect for a sunset meal after a baking Cretan day.
Our first floor apartment opens up into a good sized kitchen and lounge area with an ample, fully equipped balcony enjoying stunning views across the bay towards the village. It's doubly perfect for a sunny breakfast or a romantic dinner. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with quality dinnerware and all essential culinary items provided, along with a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, coffee maker and oven (with hob).
The contemporary lounge area incorporates a corner sofa full of scatter cushions and modern home furnishings from which you can enjoy views out to sea or chill in front of the wall mounted TV/DVD combo, enjoying a choice from the selection of films we keep there for you. The sofa extends easily to create a sturdy double bed. The complex also enjoys the benefit of free WiFi to keep in touch with the outside world when all around is just peace and tranquility.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed with fitted wardrobes and bedside cabinets. The patio door off leads off to its own private balcony. It also has the benefit of a wall-mounted TV/DVD combo Bedroom 2 has a fitted wardrobe, a double bunk bed- perfect for children but sturdy enough for young adults too!- and handy desk. All beds have a choice of cotton sheeting for the summer months or light duvets for low season nights, although each bedroom has its own air conditioning unit to regulate the room temperatures.
For larger families/group visits, the sofa in the lounge also pulls out into a double bed, so in total 6 people can comfortably share the apartment.
Bathroom: A fully tiled wet room with walk in shower, wash basin with convenient storage space, vanity unit and toilet.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lagada Beach 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion ( I hour 40 mins) or Sitia (35 mins)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The Crete region
The Eastern Crete Experience and Makrygialos
Eastern Crete bears no resemblance to the party villages of the North. Prepare to enter the real Crete, where mountain villages lead down to sleepy village resorts and perfectly isolated beaches. It is the "natural Crete" where beautiful mountains meet crystal clear, azure tranquil lagoons. You can certainly bank on perfect sunshine for your choice of local beaches or the many secluded coves just a little further away by car. Our favourite is 5 minutes away by car, the perfect Diaskari beach with its gently shelving waters and its perfect taverna where we sit under an ancient tree and enjoy the local delicacies or the fresh fish harvested from its very own nets. Visit the main beach of the resort if you like watersports- our kids love the jet skis, doughnuts and mattress and all are reasonably priced.
A car is an absolute essential if you are to really benefit from this gorgeous scenery- and the route over from Heraklion or Sitia airports themselves really sets your heart racing as you pass azure bays and rise past quaint Greek villages. The mountain villages surrounding Makrygialos are the 'true' Greece, where unspoiled tavernas nestle amongst olive trees and where the locals gather in their families and watch time tick slowly by. Make sure you sample the olives and the local wine, often harvested by the owners themselves- perfect ingredients for perfect days. Many owners head towards the Makrygialos beach front at night, where many of its reasonably priced restaurants sit alongside the gently lapping waters- a fabulous night out.
Ierepetra and Sitia are both worth a visit for a little more bustling, port-side activity and some retail therapy. For the more active on foot, there are plenty of local gorges to explore or ancient archeological or religious sites to visit, all only a short drive away.
Bayview Resort nestles at the foot of the mountains on the sites of former goat herders- yet it brings elegance and modern day, low-rise luxury to this unspoiled area. Phases One and Two share two exquisite pools and are nestled in peaceful, landscaped gardens. The resort is perfectly maintained with onsite management team who can assist you should you need anything. Bayview enjoys excellent access to the perfect Lagada Beach if you need a break from the pool, but, in essence, it is the perfect place to chill and relax in gorgeous, tranquil and safe surroundings. The resort is situated just a few minutes drive from Makrygialos- a typical, quaint Cretan seaside village with friendly locals. Although typically Greek, it will have anything you might need in the local supermarkets and gift shops so is fantastically convenient and also had handy ATMs for holiday money.