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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
Azure-heights offers a luxury self-catering private suite(50sqm),situated in the mountain village of Sfaka,north east Crete. Central to Agios Nikolaos,Irepetra and Sitia which boast all facilities. Archaeological sites nearby,excellent local cuisine,wild herbs abound in unspoilt countryside. Yoga sessions and choice of massage treatments available. Our location is perfect for astronomy enthusiasts,clear skies with no town night light interference. Bird watching,walking,excursions.....or just chill out.
Our guests enjoyment and relaxation is priority. A welcome pack awaits with all needs taken care of, so a dash to the local supermarket on arrival is not on the agenda.
An infinity pool with a breathtaking view, 3 patios with great outdoor living. We want your stay to be magic!
An additional attraction to animal lovers....3 dogs and a cat....about whom a book has been written. The title is 'The Adventures of Harry, Poppy, Dixie and introducing Alfie' by Pete Smith. It is available on Amazon. Having a read will give you another aspect and dimension of this area and you may like to meet the furry family who reside at Azure-heights! (See guests' reviews and comments)
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mochlos 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sitia 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Upper suite has open plan lounge,dining area, fully equipped kitchen.One double bedroom with bath and separate shower en-suite. 3 large patios, one with a pergola. The second bedroom is downstairs, connected by an outside staircase, with shower en-suite. The setup is suitable for a couple plus 2 others as there is one double bed and two single beds. If children are included, they should be of reasonable age to sleep on their own as they would be upstairs and the parents downstairs. The hosts live on the property, with their family of three rescue dogs. The layout of the place affords the guests and the hosts privacy. However they are available to give relevant information on the local area. The accommodation is serviced twice a week. The second bedroom is adjacent to the pool and is for guests use only. There is a small laundry under the staircase. A good DVD and book selection, plus cards and games are available. Both bedrooms are air conditioned and fans are also supplied. The downstairs bedroom has a mini bar. This room is adjacent to the swimming pool. Massage treatments are available.....reflexology, back and full body massage, aromatherapy. Yoga sessions once a week. A highlight.....Pete, your host will entertain you on piano, of an evening. He is an acclaimed international pianist.
|Further details outdoors|
Upper accommodation has three large furnished patios, one with a pergola, all with spectacular views. There is an infinity pool, 4 meters by 5 meters. A toilet and shower are next to the pool. Pool lounges are available as are beach towels. The one comment that comes up all the time is how much guests enjoy sitting on their patio of an evening, just relaxing with a glass of wine, star gazing. There is a barbecue area with seating under olive trees. With the BBQ area, the 3 patios, the pool area.....Azure-heights offers the ultimate in outdoor living!
Sfaka, the local village boasts a mini market, a taverna and two cafes which serve breakfast. This is a 10 minute walk. Mochlos, a small fishing village is 10 minutes by car, has several tavernas surrounding the ancient Minoan harbour and a small beach. Kavousi, a larger village is also 10 minutes by car, has 3 supermarkets, a large beach and several cafe-neons (places which serve snacks and beverages and a limited menu).
Smoking outside only,thank you.
There are seven steps leading to the accommodation.
Welcome pack on arrival. This includes, soap, shower gel, tissues, toilet paper, cling film, tin foil, washing-up liquid, washing machine powder, hand washing powder and garbage bags. Anything else required, can be organized by prior arrangement.
The main airport is in Heraklion which is one and a half hours' drive from Sfaka.
The Lassithi Prefecture region
Sfaka in north east Crete is a mountainous region surrounded by olive groves and only ten minutes drive from the sea.Crete has a good all year round climate with July and August the hottest months.There are many Minoan,Venetian archaeological sites on the island as well as a Byzantine monastery with frescoes.
Live Greek music twice a week at Mochlos,Weekly outdoor markets at Sitia,Agios Nikolaos,Irepetra.Jeep safaris,sailing,canoeing, Easter is the highlight of the Greek calendar.Various festivals throughout the year.
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28 Sep 2012
"Awsome, wonderful,peaceful and idyllic, what more can we add????"
Annie and Pete too lovely people and wonderful hosts. The villa is beautiful, immaculately clean, well equipped and comfortable. The location and surrounding scenery are breath taking. The village of Sfaka is a very short walk away and has a supermarket and several tavernas within the village. The local population are friendly and the tavernas reasonably priced with good food. Mochlos and the beach is a 10 minute drive away and has great tavernas on the sea shore, it is a very picturesque place. The villa is ideally located for Sitea, Ag. Nic and getting to the south coast. We will definitely be returning and can't wait.
We are so delighted that guests bother to write a review and say that they enjoyed their stay here and in this area so much. More to the point, they would like to return. What more could we ask for?!!!
1 Sep 2011
"A Review to show how much a teenager can type if she really loves the thing she's typing about"
It's easy to write this review because I have been given so many fabulous things to write about. I'm just not sure if i can fit them all in. So for anyone who is wondering where to take a holiday I'll make the decision easy for you, go here. And that is my honest opinion. I'll admit it, I'm usually very picky about holidays (although i'd never admit it to my mother) but this exceeded to my expectations of what was possible on a normal family holiday. Usually it's a mix between arguing and homesickness that occurs amist the excitement of a new location . But at Azure Heights there comes a sudden realisation of how pointless being occupied by all that is. Your too relaxed for any of it, even the occasional rants your father usually gives you seem to not occur at all. The lack of surrounding stresses means your free to spend the first few days wondering how you even discovered that a place like this exsists. Everything is made so easy. You arrive and all post-airport stress disipates (even if you had to go through the metal detector three times because of nail scissors in your hand luggage). Your shown to your clean, spacey rooms by two of the nicest people i have ever met. The people are just as lovely as the place that they designed. Annie and Pete are there when you need them. They keep your privacy and don't impose but give you everything you could ever ask for from hosts. There if you need any questions answered, a yoga class or even a needle to poke out the pines of a sea anemony that you accidently stood on. By the end of the week i felt like i'd known them all my life. Plus your surroundings, they are so beautiful. If to shrug of your sheets and look out at the mountains isn't enough for you then there's some great places to get out to. We especailly loved Tolos beach. It provided a beach, bright cyststal blue seas (the type of blue you see on "A Place In The Sun") and a taverna literally 2 minutes away right on the beach, this place is Cretes best kept secret (although me blabbing about it kinda stops it from being so secretive). Mocholos was lovely for its food at the tavernas with the best cheese omelets i've ever had. Sfaka was only down the road and was great for a walk around. But i can mention all the far off places in the world and they aren't as "aww" inspiring as the animals. That terrible joke was to say they are very cute. They are the best company you could ever have. Harry, Poppy, Dixie and the gorgeous cat Alfie are not to be left out of this review because they made the holiday. I looked forward to their visits to our rooms as the checked how we were getting on and got to know their characters. Loneliness is not an option with these guys. They are like 3 new best mates. I miss them terribly, especially Harry who tried to be a lapdog everytime he found me sitting on the floor. I long to return to this place and the british weather just makes that longing stronger so I'm sure i will return. Much love to Azure Heights. xxx
This review is so charming we are at a loss at how to respond. So special to hear that a teenager found so many sweet and lovely things to say about virtually everything. Although we are off the beaten track as it were, there is much here to offer all age groups which is fundamental and especially where teens are concerned, it is reassuring to parents to know that they didn't pick the wrong spot!
12 Jun 2011
"most relaxing week ever"
Annie & Peter have wonderful villa in a beautiful area. They are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. It was great to relax round the pool with nothing to worry about and very little noise distraction. They have dogs who are very friendly and big softies! Would definitely recommend this for a stay. You won't beat it!
Our priority is to help make our guests feel 'at home'. We would like them to leave with the thought of wanting to return....sooner than later. As well as having the place to relax and unwind, the pool to dip into, there are several places of interest in the area, which can be explored at leisure....thus adding another dimension to their holiday.
30 May 2011
"An amazing find - beautiful apartment, wonderful location and great hosts"
I would whole heartedly recommend this lovely apartment. We hired it for about 10 days last year and had the most incredible trip. Coming from London, we were looking for a bit of peace and quiet, some culture and some good beaches. We werent disappointed. The apartment is spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished with a huge amount of outdoor space, and a gorgeous pool. We often ate dinner on the balcony looking out at the stars... Very peaceful location but a short walk or drive to teh nearest shops, and a very easy drive from Heraklion. All in all - excellent value for money. Pete and Annie were wonderful hosts, and made us very welcome. Eastern Crete is also lovely - very unspoilt with lots to do - great beaches, lovely towns and lots of opportunities to see archaeological sites too. We also did a "safari" drive with a very knowledgeable guide, which Annie helped us to arrange - great opportunity to see some of the incredible landscapes and wildlife that crete has to offer. We will certainly be going back!
Our location is noted for it's tranquility and peace. A place to just 'chill out' and enjoy the sounds of nature and have the feeling of really being away from it all. There are the trappings of a sociable scene nearby, so it offers the best of both worlds.
21 May 2011
"wonderful place from which to explore the beauty and less touristy Crete"
The suite was lovely and the hosts were kind and helpful to the utmost. Gorgeous view and perfect "home" to explore by car the beautiful and less touristy side of Crete.
We are delighted with the comments, as this is one of the factors we like to hi-light about our area....'the less touristy side of Crete' A beautiful part of the island, which is still unspoilt by commercialism and one can feel the essence of being in Greece. Our aim too is to help make our guests feel at 'home', relaxed and wanting to return.
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