£37 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Grapevines Villa Saffia with pool – Home 373409 Villa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Discover the hidden gems that are Villa Christina and Villa Saffia in Makrygialos, Crete. With all the comforts and conveniences of home in an authentic picture postcard fishing village setting, our guests say:

" the villa was perfect, comfortable, spacious, well-equipped and with extremely efficient air-conditioning."

"you can tell that this is a place where people take a huge amount of pride. We honestly could not fault this holiday at all. Thanks guys. It really was a super holiday."

Accommodation overview

Our beautiful villa has a superb corner location on this small private complex and boasts stunning scenic mountain and sea views from the living areas and 3 levels of terraces / balconies. There is plenty of space and a large pool for children to enjoy. Parents are guaranteed to feel good too and you are sure to leave Makrigialos feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Our commitment is to provide our guests with high quality self catering accommodation, a friendly accessible service and a holiday that is refreshingly different from the usual holiday 'package' or typically basic Greek accommodation. We want you to feel at home, so we have designed our villas around al fresco living with lots of balcony space and everything you need within easy reach.

Our fully furnished 2 bedroom villa is on a gated site set around a private courtyard with a large 20m swimming pool. The villa consists of a double bedded bedroom with ensuite, a twin bedded bedroom, modern kitchen, bathroom and shower room, a large wrap-around balcony, a private roof sun terrace, and garden. Ideal for private sun bathing or enjoying a drink before heading out for the evening. A glorious blue flag beach and harbour promenade are only a five minute walk away.

There is a spacious roof terrace with sun beds and patio dining furniture,. There is also a WC on this third floor.

Our villa is furnished to a very high contemporary standard. The bedrooms are on the ground floor and have wardrobe facilities, including safety deposit box . The first floor open plan style maximises the living space available and is complimented with a balcony to the front overlooking the pool and a large wrap around balcony to the rear, also with patio dining furniture.

Access to all levels is via a contemporary spiral staircase which has child safety gates. Air conditioning features throughout, and in the cooler winter months it also provides warm convected air.

The villa also has use of private parking which is sheltered from the sun.

Preferred changeover days are Tuesdays and Saturdays to accommodate to UK flights into Heraklion airport, but we can be flexible on changeovers where possible.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There are many breathtakingly beautiful walks in the area. One of our favourites is simply to stroll along the promenade past the harbour and up to the headland for amazing views over the bay. Our villa offers high quality self-catering holidays within Makrigialos itself. Do not confuse us with other complexes, e.g. Lagada Resort , which is several kilometres outside the village. The location of our villas means that you can enjoy the fabulous panoramic views from our private roof top terraces, or watch the sunset sipping a glass of wine prior to taking a short stroll to dine at one of the many traditional restaurants that are on your doorstep

Interaction with guest

Our villas are managed locally by Rosemary (English and speaks Greek) and her husband, Niko (Greek and speaks English). Rosemary is normally on hand to greet guests on arrival and show them around the villa.


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


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Christine And Jack B.

Tourist Licence

Average reply time:
22 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
12 Jun 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Villa has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Mar 2013. Located in Makry-Gialos, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £257 to £1123.

The Owner has a response rate of 88% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Jun 2020.


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Guest reviews

8 reviews

Very Good

“A lovely little villa in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2019

We stayed in Saffia villa for 2 weeks at the beginning of August. The villa is clean and modern, and in an excellent spot on the peaceful complex, right next to the inviting and well kept pool. The WIFI is good and there are DVDs to watch, as well as a few games and some good books. The location is outstanding, with a gorgeous beach just a 5 minute walk and plenty of Greek restaurants and shops very close. We didn’t hire a car so bought food from the small supermarket, which was fine. It took a little longer than we expected to get to and from the airport, so leave plenty of time for return transfers. We arrived on the late flight on our first night, and it would have been really lovely to have had a basic food/drink basket in the villa - this is something we would be happy to pay extra for. Overall, we had a fantastic holiday and we would definitely recommend Saffia Villa.

Owner's reply: Hi Jane Many thanks for your outstanding review. We are delighted you had a lovely holiday at our Villa Saffia on the Grapevines complex. We try very hard to make it a home from home for our guests. Because your flight was delayed it meant the local shops and tavernas were closed when you reached the villa . It would have been great for you to have sampled the friendliness and great food in the local tavernas on your first night! Best wishes, Jack and Christine

“Wonderful 2 weeks !”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2018

We only stayed in villa Saffia for 1 night and then we were transferred to villa Christina ( fridge problems) . Both villas ( and, I imagine ALL Grapevines villas) were just great. Imaginatively desig… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your wonderful review of both our villas! Kind regards, Christine and Jack

“Excellent October Family Break.”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2017

Clean modern well appointed villa. Local Restraunts excellent (Gabbianos and Haris). Weather was particularly good for Oct and very quiet so beaches were perfect. Only downside I can think of is cold … More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your excellent review. You've picked out our two favourite tavernas from the 20 or so in the village! We find the weather in September and October is always particularly good in Makrygialos because it has its own microclimate, which fortunately means the sea is always warm for swimming even right through to November/December . We're delighted you enjoyed the villa and the village and we hope to see you again at Grapevines in the future. Jack and Christine

“Best place to stay in Makry Gialos!”

Reviewed 12 May 2016

So glad we stayed here. A fantastic set of villas and a gorgeous pool and grounds not to mention how lovely it is inside. I wouldn't have wanted to stay anywhere else in the town with a family. L… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate it so much when our guests have a wonderful holiday and want to share it on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you had a great time. Kind regards, Jack and Christine

“Fantastic Holiday at superb Villa”

Reviewed 30 May 2015

From the initial enquiry about dates & cost, to our arrival & week stay, the customer service from Jack & Christine has been excellent. Quick replies to emails, flexibility & car hire … More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are delighted you had such a great holiday at Grapevines and enjoyed the hospitality of Makrigialos so much. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Jack and Christine

“Lovely Villa and Complex”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2014

The villa was everything as advertised in a lovely clean, modern complex with a beautiful large pool. Jack and Christine were a pleasure to deal with as they were very helpful, and Rosemary was always… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review of our Villa Saffia. It's great to receive your confirmation that what we advertise is what you actually experienced and enjoyed, i.e. an ideal villa for your holiday in friendly Makrigialos! Many thanks, Jack and Christine

“Everything you could ask for and more - a perfect end of season break”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2013

We wanted something a little different to our last couple of all-inclusive breaks . Through a personal recommendation, we came across this absolute gem of a modern complex in an authentic picture pos… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to read your enthusiastic comments about Villa Saffia and the local village. We are delighted you had a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

“I would recommend you stay at Villa Saffia”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2013

We had a wonderful holiday in Makrigialos. The villa was perfect, comfortable, spacious, well equipped with extremely efficient air conditioning. The villa is in an excellent location and both the po… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your wonderful review, we appreciate your recommendation

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Send Christine and Jack (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Christine and Jack (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Christine and Jack the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Christine and Jack (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Christine and Jack (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
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You can also request a quote from Christine and Jack (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Christine and Jack (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Christine and Jack (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Christine and Jack (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Christine and Jack (the owner) a message.

If Christine and Jack (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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