Makry-Gialos holiday villa rental, Bayview Resort with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and air con

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 Home 133821

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

24 great reviews on Tripadviser

Sea views to the front and mountains to the rear. Tranquil yet 5 minutes drive from the shops, tavernas and the quaint harbour where you can hire boats. Let the world go by while watching the crystal clear sea under the shade of the trees on the beach at Diaskari Taverna. 5 min drive up the hill is Dragons Cave Taverna with the most stunning views of the whole of Makrigialos Villa Lagada boasts a list of facilities rarely found in villas to rent in Crete.

Our aim has been to create a villa where a large party, be it extended family or simply a group of friends, can really holiday in private surroundings with almost every whim catered for. Huge amount of space has been created either on the sunbeds on the very large patio, under the pergolas, relax on the soft seating our chill out in the shade, there is more than enough space for everyone. You can even escape to sit on your own balcony.

Follow the impressive sweeping driveway up to this spacious, bright and attractively designed Villa.

This is a 5 Star Luxury Villa with impressive and appealing furnishings in each room. A fully equiped kitchen along with lounge and dining room including a leather 3 piece suite. Large screen tv with an open fire place and all with patio doors leading to the extensive patio and pool areas. There is hot and cold air conditioning units in each room

No queues at the buffet bar - breakfust, lunch and dinner alfresco style at the outside dining table. The two pergolas light up at night to give a fantastic party atmosphere whilst preparing food on the BBQ and listening to your own music.

4 furnished bedroom belconies and a large roof terrace with art deco furnture to sit and gaze at the stars at night (or escape day or night!)

On request a local chef will come to the villa and prepare a traditional Cretan banquet. Alternatively order traditional food prepared and delivered to your door for you to cook/heat up yourself.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Nearest beach Diaskari 1.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heraklion 120 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (5), Bunk Beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Free Internet WI FI

Large Open Plan area downstairs incorporating :

Kitchen area with all you should need to make your stay as easy as possible.

Large Dining Area for 10. Highchairs available on request.

Living Room Area with leather 3 piece suite situated around a log fire (for those winter evenings) Large 42 inch LCD TV with Stalite TV. Play Station and Nintendo Wii Consoles. (games for both on site) Games and DVDs available along with some books to read.

Ipod docking station.

There is also a desk to the back of the room for days when you just have to catch up on your emails.

Downstairs wash room.


Master Bedroom 1:

Large bedroom with King size bed, bedside tables, built-in wardrobes and dressing table with hair dryer. En suite shower room with 'his and her's' sinks. Floor to ceiling window and patio doors to the whole of one side of the bedroom leading onto a balcony to two sides of the property with seating. Relax and enjoy the views of the mountain and the crystal blue sea.

Bedroom 2:

Large bedroom with King size bed, bedside tables, built-in wardrobes and dressing table with hair dryer. En-suite shower room. Patio doors leading to a large shared balcony overlooking the swimming pool with a fantastic view of the ocean. Seating and table.

Bedroom 3:

Large bedroom with Twin beds and bedside table. Built-in wardrobes and dressing table. Patio doors leading to double sided patio with breath taking views of the mountains.

Bedroom 4:

Large bedroom incorporating bunk beds and a single bed. Built-in wardrobes and dressing table. Patio doors leading to the shared balcony overlooking the swimming pool.

House Shower Room:

Shower, toilet and washbasin

Bedroom 5:

Located on the Ground Floor.:

Large bedroom with King Size bed. Fitted wardrobes and en-suite wet room. There are grab handles situated in and near to the shower area.

The whole of the property is Air Conditioned

Cot and High Chair available. Should you need more just let us know

Airer to dry clothes outside

** Although we have beds to sleep 11 the Villa is more than capable to accommodating 2 cots without impeeding on any of the living space...bringing the total number of guests to 13 **

Further details outdoors

Large ouside dining area by the BBQ with Pegola over to give ample shade when eating.

Further Pegola giving shade around the pool area

Outside Shower

Storage Cupboards by BBQ

Fantastic views from all balconies with art deco furniture for you relax peacefully

Very large roof terrace providing superb views of the sea & mountains-360 degrees and shooting stars

Sun loungers all around the pool area/patio.

Ample soft furnishings in & out of the sun

Cacti and rock gardens at the top of the stunning driveway to compliment your arrival

Ample parking area but with additional driveway and parking should you have more than 2 cars.

Herb garden to help with the cooking!

We have 50 olive trees surround the villa along with extensive gardens, this should produce our own olive oil in 2016

Further details

Welcome packs available, prices on request

Local chef available to come to the villa to cook or provide locally prepared cuisine.

Private fishing or boat trips available.

English speaking management company to meet and greet

Cleaning service once a week - more available upon request

There are many flights now into Heraklion Airport from most UK Airports - April to November. We have found that Skyscanner is an excellent way to compare prices and times.

Most European Airports fly to Heraklion and Sitia Aiports. Sitia is a 35 minute drive to the Villa.

Car Hire - we have found Motorplan to be very accommodating. They have an office at Heraklion and also one in Makrygialos making life very easy should you wish to change vehicles.

The Lassithi Prefecture 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. Guests at the villa have full access to all the organised water sports, gym and spa facilities at the Mikrio Poli Hotel.

Some of the best weather in Crete is in this area due to its own micro-climate. 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 Lerapatra (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 gives the fantastic climate, possibly the best in the Med.

Makrigialos produces the best olive oil and has a very high specific gravity and is treasured by restaurants worldwide. The local produce is all of the highest quality and is available in all 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:

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

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 modern sax to early italian lut music. Opera to a children's concert.

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12 Sep 2015


"Fantastic villa with spacious pool area and beautiful views"

Villa Lagada is a lovely, modern, well-equipped villa with plenty of sun loungers to lie on by the pool and ample places to sit in the shade with a book. It is situated in a quiet, unspoilt part of Crete where the people are very friendly, and you are welcomed in shops and restaurants with open arms! We journeyed out to Vai beach one day - lovely sand, palm trees, warm sea and crazy inflatable sofa rides! There are also numerous hidden coves and beaches along the coast nearer the villa, some of which you have to scramble down to. We drove up to Elounda to catch a boat to Spinalonga, which was definitely worth a visit having read Victoria Hislop's book and also walked up a couple of nearby gorges. Eating out in Makrigialos at the water's edge and watching the sun set behind the mountains at the Dragon's Cave was fantastic. The food was delicious and the service was always excellent. All in all, a wonderful holiday. We hope to come back again soon.

Thank you so much for your review, they mean a great deal to us. Hope yo hear from you again soon

4 Aug 2014


"A well equipped, spacious and comfortable villa"

The villa is well equipped with all you need for a comfortable stay, especially in the kitchen. The barbeque at the side of the house was a great success, as was the swimming pool and the pleasant outside seating areas. We had some strong winds during our stay which blew debris into the pool and knocked out the satellite TV, but the agents at the nearby Bay View Hotel were extremely helpful and obliging in getting it all put right as quickly as they could. The local town, Makrigialos, has some very agreeable restaurants and a good beach for toddlers. For those who want something more remote and rugged, that is available too. There are some excellent walks for those who are energetic.

What a lovely review of villa Lagada, thank you so much. As you can imagine we rely on TripAdvisor so much these days so thank you again

25 Jun 2014


"great weather; friendly local village, fantastic villa"

11 days at the villa in Makrigiapoulos with my family was just about right. The layout of the villa and the pool and garden was excellent. The walk to the village was half an hour but by way of a great beachside bar. The ocean was clear and cool and our day charter to the island with Michaelis a great experience

Many thanks for your review and we hope to see you again at Villa Lagada

18 Jul 2013



Hi Richard and Miriam, > I'm really not sure how to word this mail... I don't > think I have the words that can properly expess what a > fantastic holiday we had in your beautiful Villa!!! We > could not fault ANYTHING!! The Villa was perfect, from the > pool, where we enjoyed many a lazy day cooling off and > watching all the wild and wonderfull bugs that live all > around, to the fantastic Roof Terrace, where we spent many > night watching the shooting stars, and the gorgeous white > Owl flying past. I think you may have another nest in your > chimney... > > Makrygialos was also so much nicer than we expected. I can > understand how you love it sooo much. Everywhere that you > recommended was awesome and then some!!... :)) > > Anja and her husband (whose name escapes me, just now) were > more than helpful, and went out of there way to make our > stay perfect!! > > I just want you both to know, you made ten guests ageing > from 14 to 74, very, very happy!! ...and that is no easy > task!! ;) > > I will be recommending the Villa to everyone I know, and > hope to come back soon to see the garden grow and enjoy the > pure luxury that Villa Lagada offers. > > Thanks again, so much!! > > Lorna (speaking on behalf of all of us)!! xx

Thank you very much for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon.

3 Jul 2013


"gorgeous villa in a fabulous part of Crete"

7 of us stayed here including a teenager. The villa was fantastic with everything you could need. The location is lovely but I recommend a car as its worth travelling around the east side of Crete. I hope to return in the near future.

Many thanks for you kind words and we are so glad you and your family had a wonderful time at Villa Lagada. We look forward to hearing from you again sometime in the future

13 Feb 2013


"Five Star facilities in a beautiful location"

Villa Lagada is a truely magical villa located off the beaten track. The standard and facilities at the villa were five star. We have never seen such a clear night sky so spent many evenings on the roof terrace looking at the stars. Everyone in Makrigialos was very friendly and made us feel welcome. We would recommend learning about the owls before staying - it may save a sleepness night!

Thank you for your lovely comments, I can confirm that we have now made the chimney owl proof! As lovely as they are I too would like them to have babies somewhere else

8 Sep 2012


"Every-thing we dreamed of, more than we hoped for"

The villa lives up to its reputation as being the perfect venue for a large family getaway. Ric and Marion have added many extra features that make it a luxury dream home with the added bonus of spectacular scenery and guaranteed weather. We arrived in darkness and once the track was negotiated we were greeted by the advance party who had been in the pool all afternoon and were flashing torches to guide us in. It was a truly special experience. The locals couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome and part of the community. There was no need to venture further than a 10 minute car drive to access amazing food, beaches and shops. The round trip to the airport was as described and adds to the feeling of seclusion. A truly special experience.

Many thanks for your kind words they mean a lot to us and potential guests. I have already asked for an estimate to have the lights fitted along the drive. Not only will this look spectacular but assist the driving.

26 Sep 2011


"Fantastic, Realxing, Friendly, what more can you ask for"

This new villa is out of this world. Set on a hill a few minutes drive from a great family freindly town and beach it has everything a 5 star villa should. The view is fantastic the peace and quite is ideal for a relaxing holiday with friends and family and with everything you need within a few minutes drive (did not walk as was too relaxed and the little one was only 6 months old - buty you could walk if you wanted too) The owners cant do enough for you prior to you going out there and then the mangement company are the same - helpful, friendly and wishing you a great holiday. The villa has everything you need and all at a high standard - the pool is brilliant and a really good size. The drive from the airport is slightly longer than other resorts but well worth it to get away from the crowds. If you have a family the beach is great and the sea is shallow for a a good 50m so very safe. We will be back i am sure.

8 Aug 2011



I came out to the Villa for the first time last august but simply forgot to write a review! Last year i travelled with 10 others (including my friend, my family and another family) the youngest person was around 14 and the villa had everything we needed to provide us with a comfortable, relaxing, enjoyable stay! I was younger than most of the adults (by a long way, not that they will admit it) and even i was impressed with the sheer volume of space and equipment that the villa had. Including a Wii and a play station the boys were content while all the girls soaked up the rays. The wide variety of DVDs to play on the fab telly resulted in some cosy nights in watching Bridget Jones! We were so impressed with the villa we returned back to the villa this July for two weeks, this time travelling with a completely different group of people. My family were of course still there but this time my auntie and uncle accompanied us there for the second week. The transformation was outstanding: the first week there was just four of us in the villa allowing us to sprawl out in all the space provided and basque in the complete tranquility of the silent villa, with the only noise being the gentle breeze. We used the BBQ a few times that week but mainly ventured out into the tavernas which are just a 5 minute drive away, i must recommend the fish restaurant at the end of the main street ( i cant quite remember the name of it. But if you get to Gustos [another fab place to eat] or coukos bar- just keep walking), it has shells on hanging down and the guy is a small chubby man called Mimis. He is a great host who will sit and talk to you for hours over several rakis! The second week could not have been more different! With cousins aged 8 and 3 the atmosphere was less tranquil and more fun. I had several portions of "soup" served to me (water in a frisbee) and was cooled down numerous times a day, as the 8 year old drizzled cool water on me. We had many more BBQs that week as the atmosphere was perfect for it, we sat round the comfy chairs and played hundreds of games of monopoly deal [which you must play, the cards are provided in the villa] The villa is able to cope with whatever holiday you are plannning... whether it be a holiday amongst friends, family, or with little children serving soup, the villa has all that you could possibly want, and much more than you would expect from your standard villa. I am definitely planning to return for my third year running!

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