Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Set on the ridge overlooking the sea with the mountains all around. Tranquil yet 5 minutes drive from the shops, tavernas and the quaint harbour where you can hire boats. Let the world go by while watching the crystal clear sea under the shade of the trees on the beach at Diaskari Taverna. 5 min drive up the hill is Dragons Cave Taverna with the most stunning views of the whole of MakrigialosVilla Lagada boasts a list of facilities rarely found in villas to rent in Crete.
Our aim has been to create a villa where a large party, be it extended family or simply a group of friends, can really holiday in private surroundings with almost every whim catered for.
Follow the impressive sweeping driveway up to this spacious, bright and attractively designed Villa.
This is 5 Star Luxury Villa with impressive and appealing furnishings in each room. A fully equiped kitchen along with lounge and dining room including a leather 3 piece suite. Large screen tv with an open fire place and all with patio doors leading to the extensive patio and pool areas. There is hot and cold air conditioning units in each room
No queues at the buffet bar - breakfust, lunch and dinner alfresco style at the outside dining table. The pergula lights up at night to give a fantastic party atmosphere whilst preparing food on the BBQ and listening to your music.
4 furnished bedroom belconies and a large roof terrace with art deco furnture to sit and gaze at the stars at night (or escape day or night!)
On request a local chef will come to the villa and prepare a traditional Cretan banquet. Alternatively order traditional food prepared and delivered to your door for you to cook/heat up yourself.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Diaskari 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 120 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Free Internet WI FI
Large Open Plan area downstairs incorporating :
Kitchen area with all you should need to make your stay as easy as possible.
Large Dining Area for 10. Highchairs available on request.
Living Room Area with leather 3 piece suite situated around a log fire (for those winter evenings) Large 42 inch LCD TV with Stalite TV. Play Station and Nintendo Wii Consoles. (games for both on site) Games and DVDs available along with some books to read.
Ipod docking station.
There is also a desk to the back of the room for days when you just have to catch up on your emails.
Downstairs wash room.
Master Bedroom 1:
Large bedroom with King size bed, bedside tables, built-in wardrobes and dressing table with hair dryer. En suite shower room with 'his and her's' sinks. Floor to ceiling window and patio doors to the whole of one side of the bedroom leading onto a balcony to two sides of the property with seating. Relax and enjoy the views of the mountain and the crystal blue sea.
Large bedroom with King size bed, bedside tables, built-in wardrobes and dressing table with hair dryer. En-suite shower room. Patio doors leading to a large shared balcony overlooking the swimming pool with a fantastic view of the ocean. Seating and table.
Large bedroom with Twin beds and bedside table. Built-in wardrobes and dressing table. Patio doors leading to double sided patio with breath taking views of the mountains.
Large bedroom incorporating bunk beds and a single bed. Built-in wardrobes and dressing table. Patio doors leading to the shared balcony overlooking the swimming pool.
House Shower Room:
Shower, toilet and washbasin
Located on the Ground Floor.:
Large bedroom with King Size bed. Fitted wardrobes and en-suite wet room. There are grab handles situated in and near to the shower area.
The whole of the property is Air Conditioned
Cot and High Chair available. Should you need more just let us know
Airer to dry clothes outside
** Although we have beds to sleep 11 the Villa is more than capable to accommodating 2 cots without impeeding on any of the living space...bringing the total number of guests to 13 **
|Further details outdoors|
Large ouside dining area by the BBQ with Pegola over to give ample shade when eating.
Storage Cupboards by BBQ
Fantastic views from all balaconies
Very large roof terrace with art deco furniture - superb views of the sea & mountains-360 degrees.
Sun loungers all around the pool area/patio.
Ample soft furnishings in & out of the sun
Cacti and rock gardens at the top of the stunning driveway to compliment your arrival
Ample parking area but with additional driveway and parking should you have more than 2 cars.
Herb garden to help with the cooking!
Over 100 olive trees surround the villa along with extensive gardens
Welcome packs available, prices on request
Local chef available to come to the villa to cook or provide locally prepared cuisine.
Private fishing or boat trips available.
English speaking management company to meet and greet
Cleaning service once a week - more available upon request
There are many flights now into Heraklion Airport from most UK Airports - April to November. We have found that Skyscanner is an excellent way to compare prices and times.
Most European Airports fly to Heraklion and Sitia Aiports. Sitia is a 35 minute drive to the Villa.
Car Hire - we have found Motorplan to be very accommodating. They have an office at Heraklion and also one in Makrygialos making life very easy should you wish to change vehicles.
The Crete region
This is a tourist spot that is hardly touched by the package holiday trade as the aim is to protect the local culture and prevent large scale development. It is unpretentious, charming and close to nature with a special 'feel'. There are only a couple of large hotels in Makrigialos. Guests at the villa have full access to all the organised water sports, gym and spa facilities at the Mikrio Poli Hotel.
Some of the best weather in Crete is in this area due to its own micro-climate. Beaches are unspoiled. Take a drive round the nearby coast. There is a seemingly never ending succession of beautiful secluded bays and coves. Drive up into the mountains to see breath taking views of deserted sandy beaches with crystal clear water
Situated on the south east coast of Crete, Makrigialos is only 30 minutes from the local working towns of Lerapatra (south east coast) and Sitea (north west coast).
Some of the best beaches in Crete all gently lapped by crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean sea.
A mountain range runs West to East across the island which gives the fantastic climate, possibly the best in the Med.
Makrigialos produces the best olive oil and has a very high specific gravity and is treasured by restaurants worldwide. The local produce is all of the highest quality and is available in all local restaurants, particularly lamb, fish, chicken, fruit, feat cheese, vegetables, wine and the world famous olive oil.
Makrigialos is surrounded by thousands of acres of raw, majestic, Cretan countryside and mountains.
On your doorstep:
Pervolakia Gorge - scenic walk with smells of the herbs
Mona Kapsa Monastery
Dragons Cave - 2 km east along the coast road, looking back towards Makrigialos and the mountain backdrop
Diaskari Taverna - on the waters edge, shaded by trees with wonderful simple fresh food.
Porphyra - Great Greek Meze and traditional Cretan food
Remains of a Roman villa and the Minoan Villa is within easy walking distance from the village
Island of Koufonissi is a small uninhabited island a few miles away in the Libyan sea
The Makrigialos Music Festival takes place over the last weekend in June-includes modern sax to early italian lut music. Opera to a children's concert.
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25 Jun 2014
"great weather; friendly local village, fantastic villa"
11 days at the villa in Makrigiapoulos with my family was just about right. The layout of the villa and the pool and garden was excellent. The walk to the village was half an hour but by way of a great beachside bar. The ocean was clear and cool and our day charter to the island with Michaelis a great experience
Many thanks for your review and we hope to see you again at Villa Lagada
30 Dec 2013
A great destination with stunning views we went in 2 family's of four it was Greta here because they provide simple food they show you around when you get their and it is great because of the loc… More
18 Jul 2013
Hi Richard and Miriam,
> I'm really not sure how to word this mail... I don't
> think I have the words that can properly expess what a
> fantastic holiday we had in your beautiful Villa!!! We
> could not fault ANYTHING!! The Villa was perfect, from the
> pool, where we enjoyed many a lazy day cooling off and
> watching all the wild and wonderfull bugs that live all
> around, to the fantastic Roof Terrace, where we spent many
> night watching the shooting stars, and the gorgeous white
> Owl flying past. I think you may have another nest in your
> Makrygialos was also so much nicer than we expected. I can
> understand how you love it sooo much. Everywhere that you
> recommended was awesome and then some!!... :))
> Anja and her husband (whose name escapes me, just now) were
> more than helpful, and went out of there way to make our
> stay perfect!!
> I just want you both to know, you made ten guests ageing
> from 14 to 74, very, very happy!! ...and that is no easy
> task!! ;)
> I will be recommending the Villa to everyone I know, and
> hope to come back soon to see the garden grow and enjoy the
> pure luxury that Villa Lagada offers.
> Thanks again, so much!!
> Lorna (speaking on behalf of all of us)!! xx
Thank you very much for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon.
3 Jul 2013
"gorgeous villa in a fabulous part of Crete"
7 of us stayed here including a teenager. The villa was fantastic with everything you could need. The location is lovely but I recommend a car as its worth travelling around the east side of Crete. I hope to return in the near future.
Many thanks for you kind words and we are so glad you and your family had a wonderful time at Villa Lagada.
We look forward to hearing from you again sometime in the future
13 Feb 2013
"Five Star facilities in a beautiful location"
Villa Lagada is a truely magical villa located off the beaten track. The standard and facilities at the villa were five star.
We have never seen such a clear night sky so spent many evenings on the roof terrace looking at the stars.
Everyone in Makrigialos was very friendly and made us feel welcome.
We would recommend learning about the owls before staying - it may save a sleepness night!
Thank you for your lovely comments, I can confirm that we have now made the chimney owl proof!
As lovely as they are I too would like them to have babies somewhere else
13 Sep 2012
"Modern spacious beautifully clean"
Stayed at Villa Lagada on an extended family holiday. Weather was fab and the villa could not be faulted! It was spotlessly clean & modern & beautifully decorated - the kitchen had more dishes and equ… More
Thank you very much for your kind words, Tripadvisor is very important these days. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future
8 Sep 2012
"Every-thing we dreamed of, more than we hoped for"
The villa lives up to its reputation as being the perfect venue for a large family getaway. Ric and Marion have added many extra features that make it a luxury dream home with the added bonus of spectacular scenery and guaranteed weather. We arrived in darkness and once the track was negotiated we were greeted by the advance party who had been in the pool all afternoon and were flashing torches to guide us in. It was a truly special experience.
The locals couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome and part of the community. There was no need to venture further than a 10 minute car drive to access amazing food, beaches and shops. The round trip to the airport was as described and adds to the feeling of seclusion. A truly special experience.
Many thanks for your kind words they mean a lot to us and potential guests. I have already asked for an estimate to have the lights fitted along the drive. Not only will this look spectacular but assist the driving.
7 Sep 2012
"Great place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine around the bbq!!"
We were amazed at the serenity of Villa Lagada. The villa is modern and spacious so great for families and groups alike. The bbq is brilliant and the pool even better. If you do choose to visit Vill… More
Many thanks for your kind words and we hope to hear from you again sometime in the near future.
26 May 2012
"Exactly what it says on the tin"
We were meant to be a group of 4 couples but sadly one couple had to drop out at the last minute. Boy did they miss out!!, We did however toast our "absent friends" on most ocassions we had … More
Hi John, thank you for the kind words. We will look into a food mixer for the villa!
23 Jan 2012
"Delivers everything it promises"
Having been disappointed a number of times over the years by holiday lets, Villa Lagada was a real pleasure - our teenage kids were super excited when we arrived. Great place to have a relaxing holid… More
Many thanks for the review, as you can imagine with everyone checking TripAdviser before booking anything these days your review will help a great deal.
Hopefully we will hear from you again when you are looking for another fantastic holiday. I think I may have already mentioned it but we now have wifi & satellite TV plus some fabulous furniture for the roof terrace.
Once again many thanks for the review
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