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THREE SPACY 1 STUDIO COTTAGES, SEAVIEW, DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH

Natalia

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Greek
People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Natalia

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Greek
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THREE SPACY 1 STUDIO COTTAGES, SEAVIEW, DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Plaka - Plaka Beach Holiday Cottages

400 sqft Studio with integrated kitchen and separate bathroom, private gazebos..

50 ft. from the waterline lies this exceptional small flock of three separated cottages on a beautiful and safe plot of fenced land. A few steps bring you from your cottage directly down to the sea which is not more than 50 feet away from your terrace. The cottage is a spacy 1 Studio room with sea-view, a built-in kitchenette and a separate bathroom with sink, shower, toilet. The studios are inside identical with vaulted high ceilings, ca. 400 sq.ft. (about 37 square meters), large comfortable double bed (King size), separate sofa/bed (2m x 90cm), view to the sea, inside and outside eating area, built in kitchen, separate windowed bathroom with marble tiling, Shower, sink, toilet. The Studio room has full A/C with the most modern inverter technology for enhanced environmental and noise protection. Every cottage has its private shaded outside Gazebo with table and chairs, with unobstructed view to the sea as well as a private sunbathing area also just for you. The cottages are separated by high natural stone walls for a maximum privacy. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot with the soft sound of the waves around you. And it would be hard to find such a safe location far away from the big cities but still in short walking distance (ca. 650 ft, ca. 200m) of a friendly little fishing village with many original tavernas and cafes. A bus stop is close. FOR RATES AND OUR CONTINOUSLY UPDATED AVAILABILTY CALENDAR PLEASE SCROLL DOWN!!!

More about the location:

You will spend a wonderful and relaxing holiday directly above and on a beach on one of the most famously beautiful parts of Crete’s coast - the Gulf of Mirambello - the light and shades of blue changing with the hours of the day. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot. The beach itself is a long and pretty curve of pebbles, with natural shade from tamarind trees. Just across the water lies the deserted island of Spinalonga with its poignant history and atmospheric ruins and from Plaka’s small harbour it is possible to join a boat to explore the island or hire one for pottering up and down the coast. Plaka also has shops and good tavernas serving fish and other Greek specialities. The walking distance between the properties and the village is less than 5 minutes along the road behind the beach. The village and complete area is a very safe place, far away from any large city. The less than 200 inhabitants that almost all live of fishing or tourism. A watersport is located at the beach.

Booking conditions:

• Cancellation - By the Client: 8 weeks or before your arrival, the deposit will be non-refundable. Less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival, the total cost of the accommodation will be non-refundable if we, the owners, are unable to recover the income by re renting.

Force Majeure - We are unable to accept responsibility for any aspect of your holiday arrangements beyond our control such as threats of war, civil commotion, riots, industrial disputes, earthquakes or natural disasters, government action or travel delays caused by any reason Subletting. The accommodation is provided for the sole use of the Clients named on the booking form. Subletting or assignment of the property is not permitted.

Insurance: - The Client is strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance for all members of the party. Rental Period The rental period commences at 1400hrs on the first day and ends at 1000hrs on the last day.

• Health & Safety: We cannot accept any responsibility for your health & safety while staying at the property. We will provide guidelines at the property to assist you in minimizing any risks to your safety. Security: Crete is still a very safe location and does not have a high incidence of crime. Actually Greece has one of the lowest crime rates in all Europe. We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to property or persons during the course of your booking. Damage caused to the property and/or its contents The Client must accept full responsibility for damage and breakages to the property and goods. All such damages and breakages will be charged for at replacement value and must be paid for prior to departure.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Olondi, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Olondi lies in the second line of the sea. It is oriented broadsided to the sea and its windows look directly over to the famous island of Spinalonga. Olondi has 2 private Gazebo sitting places: One windshielded and shaded directly in front of the cottage, another smaller gazebo with your private outside lunch and dining table about 20 feet left of your cottage. From there you have unobstructed sea-view and can enjoy the day outside in the shade. The llarge private sunbathing area of Olondi with 2 umbrellas and comfortable large sunbeds is adjacent to your gazebo and has also free seaview as it is located directly above the sea.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Natalia (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Greek

About Natalia

Hi, I am Natalia. I am property manager for several selected properties on Crete. I am fluent in English, German and Russian and very much look forward hearing from you!

Natalia purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Natalia chose Plaka

The area of Plaka and Elounda is probably the most desired area in all eastern Crete. Not only because of the cristal clear mostly quiet water of the sheltered bay that makes it ideal for swimming, relaxin or watersports. But also because of the famous fortress island of Spinalonga that lies directly in front of the property, just about half a mile over the bay. The most expensive hotels of all southern Europe are located in the area of Plaka and Elounda : Blue Palace Hotel, Plaka - Elounda Beach Hotel, Elounda - Elounda Mare Hotel Elounda etc.

We have done a very good job with constructions of natural stone and wood to give every cottage a lot of privacy by separating the sitting and sunbathing areas close to your cottage, a thing not self understood even in the bungalows of the large hotels.

What makes this cottage unique

you are uniquely close to the beach with a nice mix of your private gazebo and sunbathing areas just a few feet from the waterline. At night you can enjoy the moonlight on the sea and the soft sound of the little waves on the beach through your open windows. Pleasures that you pay a fortune for in one of the bungalows of the big hotels. And still you are not in the middle of nowhere but in short walking distance to a small fishing village with lots of nice taverns, a small supermarket etc.

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People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Olondi
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Olondi
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1004785
Plaka Lassithi
5

Truly marvellous location, great private terrace.

  • 5 out of 5
Just on the edge of the village, our villa was close enough to Plaka so that we could easily get to restaurants and amenities, but far enough away to ensure quiet and privacy. The villa itself was immaculate, comfortable and very well equipped. Best of all was our huge, private terrace overlooking the sea - we'd made plans to investigate the area by car, but chilling on our terrace proved a much stronger draw. 'Management' was Christina, a lovely Welsh woman who gets the balance between attentive service and just leaving you to get on with it just right. Combined with our own private beach - midnight swims highly recommended - and we couldn't really have asked for more. Five stars, no question.
Gavin and Clara
  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Olondi
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1004785
Plaka Lassithi
Spokane, Washington
5

Great Time in Plaka!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed in the Olondi villa for two weeks and loved it! The villas are even better than we expected. They are right on the water with beautiful views of the entire area.The host Christine is very friendly and truly helpful. The housekeeper does an incredible and thorough job keeping the villas spotless. The small village of Plaka is a very short walk and has many tavernas and gift shops. The Carob Tree was by far our favorite. Be sure to stop in and say hello to Malcolm for us! We took the boat trip from Elounda to Spinalonga and had a good walk around the island. Elounda is about 5Km away and is a larger village with LOTS of tavernas and fun little shops. Our favorite coffee shops were Captain Longa in Plaka and Fresco in Elounda. We had a car for the entire trip so we drove to Hania and stayed a couple nights to hike the Sumaria Gorge. Very impressive hike and beautiful scenery. Overall we had an awesome vacation and our time in the Olondi villa was the highlight of it all!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Olondi
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1004785
Plaka Lassithi
5

Fantastic place with an absolute privacy

  • 5 out of 5
Hallo Natalia and Christina,
thank you for a WONDERFUL holiday on such a fantastic place like your house was! We enjoyed it so much and did not miss a thing there - we will remember it for a long time...
Hope we all will come back when our kids are a bit older.
Lenka and Michael, CZ
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Olondi
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1004785
Plaka Lassithi
5

Fantastic - highly reccomendable

  • 5 out of 5
Everything have been excellent: The houses are actually on the beach (do not expect sand) - the view fantastic. Small, sleepy village, nice restaurants.
The houses: High quality throughout - nice welcome (indeed pleasant to have basic food available the first night) - cleaning just perfect. And everyone friendly and welcoming.

The three houses are built in such a way that you will get privacy and a great stay whichever of them you choose. Olondi had the largest terrace - with a nice breeze which was just perfect for hot August days.
In addition to sun, sea and nice food, we have been to great closeby
mountainwalks, used the services (e.g. water jet) from the water-sport center which is the closest neighbour.
When we stayed, we had sun until approximately six in the afteernoon, which was fine.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Olondi
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1004785
Plaka Lassithi
5

Excellent Studio Cottage - Olondi Cottage

  • 5 out of 5
My girlfriend and I arrived on a late flight and did not make it to Plaka until the early hours of the morning. Despite the late hour we were met by our friendly host Christine who showed us the way to the cottage as we had a hire car. Once there we had our own private parking space. Christine was more than helpful, taking time to show us around and provide us with details of local restaurants and amenities.

The cottage was modern, spotlessly clean and comfortable with a very effective air conditioning unit. The kitchen had been stocked with bread, milk, cheese etc. which was a very nice touch.

When we awoke we were amazed by the amount of private space we had. We could eat dinner in the shade, sunbathe on our private sundeck, admire the beautiful view and take a few steps down to the sea for a swim.

There was a nice Taverna about 150m away and some excellent restaurants all easily within walking distance of the cottage.

Overall we found the cottage to be outstanding and definitely hope to return next year for 2 weeks this time! Our host, the cleaning staff and all the locals were friendly, helpful and made our holiday very memorable.

If eating out in Elounda we would highly recommend Marilena's restaurant for excellent meze.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Olondi
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1004785
Plaka Lassithi
5

Perfect accommodation in a perfect location

  • 5 out of 5
Julia I and our five year old son Sebastian spent a wonderful two weeks staying in Studio Olondi. The studio is very well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable and we slept like tops to the sound of the waves breaking on the beach. We were met by Christine who looked after us very efficiently and kindly. The studio has heating and air conditioning.

Although the sea was cold in March we swam every day from the beach which is moments from the studio.

We ate meals on the stone patio overlooking the sea and Spinalonga; just bliss!

The small fishing village of Plaka is a short walk away and we ate most often at Taverna Ostria which has marvellous food. Try the fish soup and grilled sea bass; yummy. The owner, Konstantios Priniotakis, is an excellent host and went out of his way to provide typical Cretan food.

We had several outings the most memorable were to Agios Nikolaos, Kritsa and a marvellous taverna (the only one) in Mavrikiano.

We hope to return soon.

David Batchelor-Walsh
London, UK
  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Captain Longa
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Agios Nikolaos
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Elounda
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Touristic Fun Road Train to Agios Nikolaos
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Ostria Taverna
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
The beach the cottages are located on
Car: not necessary

Located directly at the beach on one of the most famously beautiful parts of Crete’s coast - the Gulf of Mirabello - the light and shades of blue changing with the hours of the day. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot. The beach itself is a long and pretty curve of pebbles, with natural shade from tamarind trees. Just across the water lies the deserted island of Spinalonga with its poignant history and atmospheric ruins and from Plaka’s small harbour it is possible to join a boat to explore the island or hire one for pottering up and down the coast. Plaka also has shops and good tavernas serving fish and other Greek specialities. The walking distance between the cottage and the village is less than 5 minutes along the road behind the beach. The village and complete area is a very safe place, far away from any large city. The less than 200 inhabitants that almost all live of fishing or tourism. A watersport is located within the beach area.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Plaka, Lassithi

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 5
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
£602
for 7 nights
£602
 
 
Spring
15 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
£465
for 5 nights
From
£93
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
5 night minimum stay
£465
for 5 nights
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£93
 
 
November
1 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
£602
for 7 nights
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£86
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
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£100
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Complete weekly rate for the Cottage-Studio (max 3 pers). Above rates are quoted in BRITISH POUNDS. For other currencies please use the conversion tool or request a quote. Payments are also accepted in USD and Euro.

•Maid service twice a week !
•Linnen and Beach towels included!
•King size double bed and sofa-bed
•Reserved Parking behind the property
•Children are welcome.
Down payment of 20% to secure your reservation. Balance payment latest 8 weeks prior to your arrival. If the booking date is later than 8 weeks prior to arrival the full payment is required to guarantee the booking. All payments exclusively by bank transfer to the European bank of the property manager.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Plaka in Lassithi

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 37 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , window
  • Floor tiled with natural marble, bathroom has a window with milk glass.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Large comfortable double bed constructed from local stone. Daybed 2m x 90cm which can be used as an additional bed or child-bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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