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|
|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|
|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||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|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. The upstairs bedroom is airconditioned and there is also a fan. The downstairs bedroom has a mini bar and fan. 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 Crete 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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26 Jan 2014
Azure Heights is a real gem. Beautiful setting, fabulous part of Crete, excellent facilities - but above all, hosts Anne & Pete are brilliant - like the neighbours everyone wants! Helpful, knowledge… More
We are always so thrilled to receive a review such as this one... especially when teenages are in tow. Most gratifying to know that in every aspect, a good holiday was had by all.
21 Jul 2013
"A wonderful retreat"
Words simply cannot do justice to the great stay we have just had at Azure Heights. Anne and Peter are very kind and thoughtful owners who are very respectful of their guests' privacy but are al… More
We can return the sentiments of these lovely guests. They were charming and open to our suggestions which is always gratifying. An interesting point is that they used the bus service which afforded them the time to relax and take in the wonderful views without the stress of driving. We do hope they will return!
10 Jul 2013
"Stunning scenery, wonderful hosts, we'll be back!"
We spent a wonderful week at Azure Heights on our first trip to Crete. First mention must go to our hosts Annie and Pete. Genuinely lovely people who, after a warm welcome spent time advising us on … More
How lovely and gratifying to receive such a review. These delightful guests really put a lot of effort into exploring this area in every aspect....as one can see from their comments. They embraced the unique spirit of eastern Crete with enthusiasm. This is so important to us as hosts, that our guests can find their particular interests close at hand and coming up to expectations. We do hope they will return!
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?!!!
17 Oct 2011
"A view that takes your breath away..."
What an amazing place. From the beginning we were welcomed so warmly by Anne and Pete. The villa was beautiful and we had plenty of appliances and a lovely welcome pack of food when we arrived. Best o… More
Delightful young guests who embraced the lifestyle at Azure-heights and the surrounding area. It is gratifying to get feedback like this as it confirms that we do appeal to all age groups.
28 Sep 2011
"A little bit of paradise"
Azure Heights is just one of the most gorgeous places we have ever stayed. We arrived in the dark and what a treat we had the following morning when we saw the stunning mountain panorama which was th… More
What a wonderful review. We are so delighted that our guests found everything to their liking and especially the little fishing village of Mochlos with it's tavernas, quaintness and charm....and still unspoilt. We would like all our guests to want to return....that is the answer to getting it 'right' which is our priority.
9 Sep 2011
"Amazing scenery, fantastic facilities, and genuinely friendly hosts, loved it!"
We visited Azure Heights in July 2010 with our 17yr old daughter. From the moment we made contact with Annie and Pete the owners, we felt like friends. They were incredibly helpful with the booking,… More
We are delighted that the guests felt it was like 'home from home'. We hope we have struck the right chord and getting a review like this is very gratifying. It is also wonderful to get recommendations and return guests which shows that the recipe is working. The scenery and places nearby are the bonus for which we cannot take claim but consider ourselves and our guests very fortunate to be in this lovely area.
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!
16 Jul 2011
"Excellent return visit"
My wife and have have come to Azure Heights for the past three years. We love the location - the rugged and mountainous eastern Crete. The property overlooks mountains and a lovely valley of olive gro… More
We are proud to have 'return' guests as this endorses our aim....for guests to want to come back to us and this beautiful, unspoilt part of Crete.
3 Jul 2011
"A piece of paradise!"
Warm and kind hospitality from the owners. Property outstanding along with views and pool, especially watching eagles soar overhead. Helpful advice from owners regarding local cuisine and points of in… More
We are so delighted that these particular guests enjoyed their stay as one of the two sons who came, had just written his final for his degree in Ecology.....and they were fortunate enough to capture the Griffin eagle on film and to see the magnificent eagles overhead. We sent them to uncharted territory as it were, to swim and they relished the fact that they were the only people on the beach! We look forward to their return.
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