Terracotta Villa private pool quiet setting – Home 308715 Villa
- 2 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Terracotta Villa private pool quiet setting – Home 308715
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 5
- 7 nights min stay
Villa / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: 3 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 2 hours 23 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 26 Jun 2017
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 May 2013. Located in Heraklion Prefecture, it has 18 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from €342 to €975.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Jun 2017.
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– based on 18 reviews
- Very Good
“away from it all”
absolutely everything you need, even down to pool towels which saves you paying for extra weight on the airplane. fantastic sea views, taverna's within a few mins drive. The only downside for me was that the pool was full of dirt and dust which sank to the bottom. tried many times to get it out, but the high winds kept bringing it back again. this however did not stop us from enjoying the place, and would go back again.
Owner's reply: We had a problem with the pool filter system in September, new one now fitted 2017 and trees have been planted to screen the wind a little better. Hopefully fixed the problem.
“everything was just as we expected, we had a fabulous holiday.”
We had such a good holiday we are planning to go back next year ! . The villa is just as it is in the photos. It was clean, light and airy, with lots of extra towels and extra bedding. The welcome pack on arrival was just that, 'welcoming'. The first time we drove up the hill we wondered if our hire car would make it, but we quickly got used to the bends and steepness. Worth it when you have those amazing views. Taking a shower with a panoramic view of the sea is what holidays are all about. We ate most nights at Taverna Kriti. Right next to the sea and the food was fantastic, forget the menu just let Yorgo recommend whatever is fresh that day you will not be disappointed.
Owner's reply: Thank you, and we see you have fallen in love with Crete too.
“Lovely location in authentic Crete”
This is a nice house, very spacious and comfortable, with all mod cons. The pool is small but perfectly adequate, and the pool and terrace furniture is very comfortable. The outside area is very private with a good solid barbecue in a sheltered area. The kitchen is extremely well equipped for a rental property, with an excellent set of knives, and there are plenty of dishes and cutlery. No wine glasses, but that is a Greek thing. The internet connection was excellent, and steady (trying to get used to the home offering again!). The road to the house is a bit challenging, but do-able, even in a normal car, and the other roads are very good and well surfaced. The little village is lovely and people are very friendly - there's absolutely no mass tourism here, although there are quite a few tavernas. Eating out is incredibly cheap and very good. The house is well placed for trips to Knossos, Iraklion, Aghios Nikolaos and Ierapetra (which is probably the nearest place for large supermarkets). If you like swimming in the sea but are not fond of stony beaches, there is a tiny sandy beach just to the left of the harbour, which we used all the time. The sea was warm(ish) even in October. If you fly in to Chania airport, take the main road to Iraklion and then follow the owner's directions - we took what appears on the map to be the shorter route down from Chania and it added about an hour to the journey.
“Top Quality Property”
We have stayed in various Greek accommodation since our honeymoon 26 years ago and can honestly say this was the best equipped villa we have experienced. If like us you like to cook on holiday this had every utensil, pot and gadget needed. We even asked if they could provide a BBQ and a very fine brick built one was put in and we christened it. The villa had fantastic views of a really nice, unpopulated and quiet coastline in Southern Crete. We tried most of the handful of local tavernas and they were fine with the usual greek cuisine. This part of the island is not used to mass tourism which is why we chose it, the staff just treat you as ordinary folk and don't make a big fuss so things are pretty laid back. Pretty good value for money though. The privacy of the villa is great although there are a few more around and about. There is a more than adequate pool, not just a plunge bath and enough chairs and beds to sit or lie on. The main bedroom is roomy with air con and our daughter visited us and used the downstairs basement bedroom which had three single beds and was airy and not too hot. The bathrooms were massive and well equipped. All fixtures and fittings were of a very good standard. I hate to admit that whilst I wanted to be in the middle of nowhere I did sign up for Internet access and this was better than at home. If I am really picky the doors out on to the patio didn't quite work as they had to be closed from the inside which in the evening when we were trying to stop mossy's getting in became a bit of a problem but that's more of a personal thing. As long as you can cope with a drive up a rough track to get to the place I cannot fault our experience. Any questions or problems were dealt with by the owners and we had a lovely time in a tremendous quality property.
“The perfect place for rest and relaxation”
The villa is in a perfect setting , high enough to get great views of the sea but not in the middle of nowhere. The facilities are excellent; the very private pool and patio area allow you to totally relax and unwind. The local area has maintained a very traditional style; when we were there we had the beach virtually to ourselves and the sea was the cleanest and warmest I have know in any European country. There are some local taverna's that serve exceptionally fresh and well cooked food. Everyone is very welcoming and hospitable. A car is really essential to get down to the village and back.
“Away from it all”
If you want a holiday in unspoilt Crete then this is the area to be. The villa is up a rough track for which a 4 wd car would be ideal but an ordinary saloon can do it with care. There are 25 villas up this track winding all the way up the valley so the road surface gets churned up. Keratakampos is a very small village with limited facilities and tourism is certainly not in evidence(thank goodness) food prices are sensible but don't expect Haute cuisine. The villa is well set up for a couple and the pool is a great bonus on hot days. There is another villa, owned by the same couple immediately below Terracotta with an interconnecting gate if 2 couples want to be nearby
“A real get away from it all in authentic Cretan village”
This is a lovely villa in a quiet location, The rooms are airy and well proportioned and the pool is secluded and well maintained. The owners are very helpful and great to deal with, as are their friends Keith & Eva who are 'on location' in case help is needed. The drive to the villa from the airport is just over an hour, the driving instructions provided in the helpful pack are great and we found the villa in the dark by following these. The road leading up to the villa is more of a stony track, but persevere its worth the effort! The village itself is very sweet with just 4 tavernas, we tried three and all served really good food. The slightly bigger village of Tsoutsouros has a few more tavernas all serving pretty good food too. It's worth exploring the beaches along the South coast, we travelled along as far as Tertsa and the little villages and beaches were superb. We were very happy staying at the lovely pool at the villa though as it was very hot during our stay. For families or for those looking to cook at the very well equipped villa, the local supermarket is a bit limited there are however large supermarkets in Lerapetra which is about an hour's drive. Overall we had a fantastic holiday and would certainly recommend the villa and South Crete which is a complete contrast to the commercial North of Crete.
“Peacefull house in authentic Crete”
My wife and myself rented Terracotta for quiet holidays and stayed 2 weeks. Booking : Mark and Mandy were very helpfull and nice and very reactive in the email exchanges and fully available to answer our numerous questions. The house : Waked up by goats' bells sound on the hill, enjoying a nice greek yogurt & honey on the terrasse with sunshine & sea view, quick dive in the pool and sunbathing and sipping a cup of tea under the pergola, and enjoying a glass of wine while watching the stars (no "city lights" pollution)... This place is amazing for relaxing. The kitchen is modern and very well furnished, the living room nice for laying in the couch and read a book while looking at the sea. Master bedroom is very cosy with its own nice bathtub and you get a very nice sea view. The location : Perfect for farniente and to get away from touristic areas. You reach the village or nice creeks in less than 2 minutes by car. Local tavernas serve simple and yummy greek cuisine. We would definitively recommend terracotta villa for the house itself and the kindness of the owners, thanks again!
“A real get away from it all holiday”
We wanted a rest and real peace and quiet which this place has plenty of. not the full season when we went but I imagine its not much different . Great property with everything well equipped . We also found it a great base as its central to the island and makes trips out both east and west and north a good start and finish place. Lovely local resturants and local people were very genuine.
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