Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
** NEW FOR 2014 - PERGOLA OVER OUTDOOR DINING TABLE - SHADE FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
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 of gardens, olive trees and natural landscape - is designed to be in 'tune' with the local surroundings. Its location, overlooking the sea with mountain views does exactly that.
For eating out there are plenty of good quality Tavernas nearby.
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 mountains.
For getting out and about there are private beaches, sandy beaches, gorge walks, off-road trails, quad biking, mountain biking, Minoan settlements - all can be arranged and are available within the area.
With a living are of 200sqm 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 pergola over the marble dining table - not to mention the welcoming pool. For those balmy evenings the guys can prepare culinary delights on the feature designed bar-b-cue!
In the living area there are three large leather sofas and soft controlable lighting. The oak dining table and matching chairs are 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 throughout i.e. to both the living area and all bedrooms (hot or cold as required).
Also provided are Wi-Fi, CD Player, Safe, Wii, 42 inch TV and IPod docking station.
Just let Sue know if you need cot/s or highchair/s - no extra charge. We even have inflatable baby paddling pools!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Diaskari 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, 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 bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 13|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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.
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 small library.
Ipod docking music centre.
Desk to 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.
Highchair/s and cot/s available on request.
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, outdoor marble dining table and chairs, soft seating area for up to ten people and feature bar-b-cue area.
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
* Highchair/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 well lit BBQ.
* 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 seating area.
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
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.