About the home
Villa Estia - named after the Greek Goddess 'Hestia' (the Goddess of the Household) for obvious reasons. Inspired by local architect Konstantinos Korakakis the villa, in its own one acre plot, is designed to be in tune with Crete and the local surroundings. Its location, overlooking the sea with mountain views does exactly that.
In this peaceful and private place you can completely relax and yet be only a few minutes from either the sea, the beach, or the lovely local tavernas.
With 200sqm of living area there is a genuine feeling of space and good living.
Obviously the outdoors is where you will want to be and here you will find plenty of soft comfortable seating, sunbeds, shade umbrellas and a large marble dining table (also with shade umbrellas) - not to mention the welcoming pool. For those balmy evenings the guys can prepare culinary delights on the large feature designed bar-b-cue!
In the lounge area we have provided three large leather sofas and soft controlable lighting. The oak dining table and matching chairs are there ready for you should you require indoor dining. The large and extremely well equipped kitchen completes the downstairs - if cooking is your thing then you should find all you require here.
All has been chosen with particular care in order to provide you with both comfort and all you would expect from a villa of this quality.
The villa has fully controlable air-conditioning to the living area and all bedrooms.
We have also provided Wi-Fi, CD Player, Safe, Wii, 42 inch TV and IPod docking station. Just let Sue know if you need cot/s or high chair/s - no extra charge. We even have inflatable baby paddling pools!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Diaskari, 1km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 13|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Large Open Plan area downstairs incorporating :
Large fully equipped kitchen area with all you should need to make your stay as easy as possible.
Large Dining Area for 10. Highchair available on request.
Living Room Area with 3 leather sofas situated around a log fire (for those winter evenings)
Large 42 inch LCD TV with Nintendo Wii Consoles. Games and DVDs available along with some books to read.
Ipod docking music centre.
There is also a desk to the rear of the living room for days when you just have to catch up on your emails.
In a seperate seating area we have provided a king sized leather sofa-bed (now with curtains and blind for privacy). With a couple of bean bags this area makes an ideal spot to play games - or just sit and have a drink and a chat whilst the cook prepares a meal.
A utility room provides all laundry facilities and an additional dishwasher.
There is also a downstairs cloakroom.
Three double patio doors lead outdoors to the pool, bar-b-cue area, marble dining table and chairs, plus a soft seating area for up to ten people.
Master Bedroom 1:
Large bedroom with King size bed, bedside tables, built-in wardrobes and dressing table with hair dryer. Large en-suite shower room with 'his and hers' sinks. Floor to ceiling, south facing, patio doors lead on to a private balcony provided with its own seating and table. As you rise relax and enjoy the warm sun, views of the mountains 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 lead to a large private balcony overlooking the breathtaking mountain views. Seating and table provided.
Large bedroom with Twin beds and bedside tables. Built-in wardrobes and dressing table. Patio doors lead to a shared patio overlooking the swimming pool and with panoramic views of the coast. Seating and table provided.
Bunk bedroom incorporating two bunk beds, built-in wardrobes, bedside table and bean-bag. Patio doors leading to the shared balcony overlooking the swimming pool and with panormic views of the coast.
House Shower Room:
Shower, toilet and washbasin
There is also a very private and secluded roof terrace - or simply an area to have evening drinks whilst watching the sun go down!
Additional bits and bobs:
* Airer to dry clothes outside
* All Linen and Towels provided - including pool/beach towels
* High chair/s and cot/s available at no extra charge
* Weekly Cleaning service - more often on request
* Welcome pack provided suitable for the size of your party
* Full Chef facilities available upon request
* Fresh fish available directly from the Makrigialos fishing boats
Further details outdoors:
* Parking area for at least three cars - but careful parking could park six
* Large feature designed BBQ - well lit
* Outdoor marble dining table and seating
* Relaxing outdoor seating for up to 10 - either in the shade or in the sun
* 8 Sun Loungers provided
* A number of large sun parasols for shade around the pool and outdoor dining table
The keys to the property are held by an English/Dutch speaking management company (Candia Developments) who will meet you upon arrival and take you to the property. Any problems can be dealt with directly, on site, by the management company - whose main office is only two minutes drive away.
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.
Due to its own micro-climate Makrigialos benefits from some of the best weather in Crete. 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
The Makrigialos / Bayview Resort area
Situated on the south east coast of Crete, Makrigialos is only 30 minutes from the local working towns of Ierapatra (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 shelters the south coast and provides this fantastic climate - possibly the best in the Med.
Makrigialos produces the best olive oil, with a very high specific gravity, and is treasured by restaurants worldwide. Local produce is all of the highest quality and is available in most 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:
Diaskari Beach - very quiet
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
Chrissi Island - boat trips can be arranged fro Makrigialos
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 music from modern sax, to early Italian lute music, to opera and also a children's concert.
How to get there
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Most budget airlines fly to Heraklion - it is then an approximate 90 minute drive.
Arkefly will be flying direct from Amsterdam to Sitia, starting in April 2012.
Aegean Airways also fly daily from Athens to Sitia - only 30 minutes away!
You need to fly to Heraklion (or Sitia if possible)
We will provide comprehensive directions from the airport to the villa along with contact details for or agents in Crete, once your booking is confirmed.
Numerous airlines fly direct into Heraklion from all European countries
In the closed season fly to Athens and then on to Heraklion or Sitia
From the UK try these
Belfast: Thomas Cook
Birmingham: Thomsonfly, Thomas Cook, Monarch
Bristol: Easyjet, Thomsonfly, Thomas Cook
Cardiff: Thomsonfly, Thomas Cook
East Midlands: Jet2, Thomas Cook
Gatwick: easyJet, Thomsonfly, Thomas Cook, Monarch
Glasgow: Thomas Cook
Leeds Bradford: Jet2
Manchester: Jet2, easyJet, Thomsonfly, Thomas Cook, Monarch
Newcastle: Thomsonfly, Thomas Cook
Easyjet - May to September
Easyjet also fly to Athens all year round and there are numerous carriers flying daily from Athens to Heraklion and Sitia (flight time 50 minutes)
Jet2 - May to September
Thomsonfly - May to October
Thomas Cook - April to October
Monarch - May to September
Also check Aegeanair.com
*****We understand that Ryanair have conducted exploratory flights to Sitia Airport, just 35 minutes from the villa. We'll provide updates as we hear them*****
Car hire - try these
Rhino Car Hire
Activities near Makrigialos
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
24 Oct 2012
We had a fantastic holiday staying in Villa Estia. The local town (just a 5 minute drive) had a range of very reasonably priced tavernas and the beach was lovely with clear water and sun loungers that were free as long as you bought drinks. The villa is beautiful with fantastic views of the coastline. Both inside and out the villa was luxurious. We spent most evenings sat outside eating food cooked on the bbq. The amenities inside the villa are plentiful and the supply of basic kitchen ingredients meant that we didn't have to start from scratch in the supermarket. All in all a great place to enjoy with friends and we would definitely come again!
01 Oct 2012
booking, arriving and amenities excellent. anja at bay view, just up the road, was very helpful and it was lovely to have someone to call on if need be or get advice. the villa is in a valley overlooking makrygialos bay with lovely views. it is very well designed and includes just about everything you would need and the welcome pack was much appreciated. all the furniture was lovely, especially the outside areas where you can enjoy relaxing in the sun. the town is only a 5 minute drive with lots of lovely tavernas by the sea, the volley ball net there was a hit and if you bought drinks at the cafes you could make use of the sunbeds on the beach. we also loved diaskiri beach and lunch at the cafe there which was very greek. the area was quiet which was lovely and we enjoyed the gorge walks and trips out, especially to xerocambos which included a very scenic drive and lovely beach. may be an idea to take out the extra car insurance cover for underneath the car if offered as the road up to the villa is a bit bumpy. there were 7 adults in our party and there was plenty of space and everyone had a great time.
thanks for a wonderful holiday - would definitely recommend a stay in this lovely villa in a great location.
17 Jul 2012
The house is equiped to a very high standard with a range of facilties which enables an enjoyable and fulfilling holiday even out of season. The views are magnificent and the outdoor pool and facilities are second to none.The overriding feeling is one of space and comfort.
A car is essential. However I would recommend, if at all possible to make the journey between the airport and the villa an integral part of the holiday as the secluded bays and stunning scenery are a joy to behold and not to be missed.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Christmas and New Year||15 Dec 12||7 Jan 13||£ 1275||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Jan 13||24 Mar 13||£ 825||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter 2013||24 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||7 Apr 13||2 May 13||£ 825||-||-||1 Week|
|Lower Mid-season||2 May 13||2 Jun 13||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||2 Jun 13||22 Jul 13||£ 1550||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||22 Jul 13||2 Sep 13||£ 2050||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||2 Sep 13||2 Oct 13||£ 1550||-||-||1 Week|
|Lower Mid-season||2 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|Wnter season||2 Nov 13||22 Dec 13||£ 825||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas and New Year||22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment accepted by, Paypal, cheque in British £, or by bank transfer in £ or Euro's. Note that Paypal payments will incur a 5% surcharge.
For direct bank payment details please contact us.
10% Discount for second week. 20% Discount for third and subsequent weeks.
In Winter and Mid Season periods please contact us for special deals over longer lets.
A deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking (non refundable). The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival at the property.
A security deposit of £400 or 400Euros per rental period is required with your final payment. This will be fully refunded subject to an inspection by our management company confirming that there has been no significant damage or breakages.
N.B. Do not be afraid to make contact - there are always deals to be had!!Book
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