Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Set with it's backdrop of beautiful Cretan mountains and overlooking sparkling Makrigialos Bay, Ideal for families and couples Grapevines is a brand new complex of 20 luxury European style townhouses on a gated site, set around a private courtyard with a large floodlit swimming pool as its centrepiece.
Our property is in the south facing block well back from the road and has all the amenities needed for a relaxing self-catering holiday in tranquil spacious surroundings: 2 bedrooms, modern kitchen, bathroom and shower room, secluded balconies and roof sun terrace, private garden and car parking.
A delightful blue flag beach is only a 5 minute walk away. Makrigialos, which is easily accessible from both of Crete's airports at Heraklion and Sitia, has a picturesque harbour and promenade with waterside tavernas, restaurants and cafes. Behind the village lie beautiful Cretan hills and mountains with out of the way tavernas serving traditional Cretan cuisine. All along the coast are fine beaches and secluded coves.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Makgirialos long beach 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 120 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed bedside lockers, en-suite and built in wardrobes and furnished balcony with pool views on first floor.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds and built in wardrobes on ground floor with views of pool.
Pullout double sofa bed in living area.
Bathrooms: En-suite to bedroom 1 on first floor.
Bathroom with wc, bath and a shower on ground floor.
Kitchen: Well appointed modern kitchen with contemporary dining furniture on ground floor with furnished patio and large garden area off, appliances as listed.
Utility Room: Washing machine,iorn and iorning board
Living Rooms: TV, leather sofa/bed, contemporary light wood furniture and dining area furnished with wooden dining table and 6 chairs on balcony on first floor.
Wifi is available for a small fee.
linen/maid service: Linen, towels and beach towels provided, mid week clean.
Amenities/Facilities: hob/stove garden oven parking fridge/freezer dishwasher washing machine iron/ironing board satellite tv tv internet access central heating air conditioning cot high chair shared pool
Suitability: children welcome
Location Type: beach resort
|Further details outdoors|
Gardens,floodlit swimming pool 20m shared amongst 20 villas. large garden area to rear with patio area off kitchen/diner, private panoramic roof terrace furnished with sunbeds.
Makrigialos (long beach) has 5 beaches. The closest less than 100 metres from the villa is a sandy blue flag beach with sunbeds and water sports in summer. Just 10 minutes walk away there is another virtually deserted beach with a handful of sunbeds and hammocks. Towards the harbour (10 minutes walk) is the long beach, a narrow, gently shelving beach ideal for families.
Your own sunbeds on roof terrace
Patio table and chairs on living room balcony, main bedroom balcony and kitchen patio.
Ipod docking station.
Close to Tavernas and Beach Tavernas and supermarket
Opposite 5 star hotel, where you are able to use a number of their facilities
Covered off road parking.
Currently 1 week left in Aug at very keen price and 3 weeks in July.
The Crete region
Crete – is a beautiful Island with lots of mountain villages, long sandy beaches, rocky bays, beach-bar-boogie & nightlife. There are some excellent opportunities to take part in water-sports, as well as tranquil locations and clean seas.The weather and climate is one of the best in Europe.
Crete also has a magic radiance – truly! There is the supreme quality of the light here, the sharp rugged mountains meeting openly with clear seas. There is lots of wildlife and colourful plants & flowers.
Crete has a people noted for and conspicuous in their hospitality and tradition of welcoming visitors. The traditions and culture offered in music, art, food and crafts play a large part in this picture. It combines European ways with the uniquely local.
Because Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, it offers both developed tourist areas with resort hotels and also quiet coves, hidden beaches and invigorating mountain villages and plateaus that reward the discerning world traveller. Wondrous moments, those memorable combinations of time & place that provide you with enriching experiences, are yours - here - if you explore the island.
Makri Gialos is literally translated as 'long shore’. The long beach and several sandy coves that are never overcrowded, provide excellent conditions for swimmers of all experience and children due to the soft, gently shelving main beach and clean, clear blue water. Makrigialos now has become a popular resort due to its beautiful bay, long sandy beach and the friendly local hospitality. It is still unspoiled and an ideal spot for those searching for quiet holidays, with visitors returning year after year. The long sandy beach has crystal clear shallow waters and is perfect for children and non- swimmers,in summer it has a selection of water sports. The beach is lined with a good variety of tavernas to suit all tastes, the fishing harbour being the most picturesque part of the village. Makrigialos has a very good supply of shops, tavernas, cafes, and water sport facilities, disco bars, one bank, pharmacy, doctor, dentist, car rental, florist and car service stations. There is a street market (9.00-14.00) each Friday on the cross road to Agios Stefanos, near the harbour entrance. In traditional tavernas meat, fish and other local dishes are served. The numerous fish tavernas also serve fresh fish caught locally. In all restaurants and cafes, the quality of the food is excellent and prices are reasonable. The excellent climate of the area (around 340 sunny days per year), the beautiful landscape and the warm hospitality attracts visitors of all ages.
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21 Oct 2013
I really don't know where to start! My husband, 5yr old son and I stayed at 16 grapevines from 1st-15th October and I have nothing but fantastic things to say about the place. We were promptly gr… More
Glad you enjoyed it Louise, it's too good not to share. Cahal
21 Oct 2012
"Great villa makes a great holiday"
Choosing the villa was easy- detailed description with photographs. Arrived in Crete to heavy rain wasn't a great start to our holidays however during the next 10 days perfect blue skies and grea… More
22 Sep 2012
"Very relaxing perfect location in a well equipped and comfortable villa"
Grapevines was a perfect location to stay for our holiday in Makrygialos. It is walking distance (20 mins) from the harbour end of the village, although the return is uphill. The villa itself was clean and very modern with all the equipment needed for a comfortable stay, i.e. fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge area and bedrooms. The specific location of no.16 is set in the corner of Grapevines, which affords a little more privacy than some of the others and has its own sun trap late into the evening due to its position. The pool area is also very clean, well managed and necessary after a couple of hours in the Cretan sun!
The village itself is still a throwback to how many Greek island holiday villages used to be in the early 80s before mass commercialism. There are no thumping music bars, flashing neons or other such nonsense. All of the tavernas offer a mix of traditional Cretan food and general Mediterranean fayre and is excellent quality, whilst surprisingly relatively cheap. We regularly paid less than €50 for a complete meal for 3 adults including wine/beer. Ask Rosemary or Nicos at Grapevines for recommendations, she suggested a place in the harbour run by Mimi, can't remember the name but it's easy to find and really excellent food. Having stayed in many different types of property all over the Med, we would not hesitate to recommend Grapevines as a perfect base and we will definitely be coming back when we can!
Many thanks for your kind review, glad you enjoyed your holiday. Just to let you know I bought a table and chairs for the kitchen patio when I was there in late Sept. Cahal
21 Sep 2012
"Fantastic villa, lovely village, perfect holiday!"
We stayed at the villa for a week in August for a girls holiday. The villa was beautiful, pool lovely and the resort had an amazing selection of beaches. It was just what we wanted-a quiet resort yet enough to keep us occupied. Thank you!
13 Jun 2012
Lovely location close to village and beach
Any amount of fantastic restaurants within minutes walk fron Villa
The Villa was great anything you would need was there
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