Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Makrygialos - Bay View, Makrigialos
Large private roof terrace with spectacular sea & mountain views, & shared pool.
A spacious, modern townhouse with spectacular sea views, well equipped, open-plan kitchen and huge outdoor living spaces. One of only two such houses, it accommodates up to six in one double bedroom with ensuite shower room and one twin room, both with fully independent air-conditioning, and a double sofa bed in lounge area. Every attention to detail has been paid to make this stunning property a comfortable home away from home. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, washing machine & microwave. There is a wood burning stove in the lounge, and a gas BBQ on the huge roof terrace. The living area is also air conditioned and has an LCD TV with DVD player and library of DVDs. Bring your iPod or iPhone as there is an iPod dock music system. Both bedrooms have hairdryers, and beach towels are included to save weight and space in your suitcases. There are three furnished balconies, and a large landscaped roof terrace with high quality outdoor furniture for lounging & dining. There is a private wifi connection all over the house (most properties at bayview will only offer wifi via the public access close to reception).
Makrigialos: Situated on the south east coast of Crete, Makrigialos is only 30 minutes from the working towns of Ierepatra (on the south coast) and Sitia (on the north coast).
Makrigialos is characterised by some of the best beaches in all of Crete (and that is saying something). There are many secluded coves, all gently lapped by crystal clear waters of the mediterranean sea.
A mountain ridge runs West to East across the island and it is this which gives Southern Crete it's own very special climate. The mountains shield this part of the island from any 'inclement' weather. Additionally Makrigialos itself is surrounded by it's own mountain range. This geography means that the Makrigialos area has the best climate in all of Crete, and possibly the entire Mediterranean.
The area is popular with tourists all through the winter. It is not difficult to understand why the area produces what is considered to be the best olive oil in the world.
Things to do...: Crete really is a place that allows you to do as little as much as you want.
We strongly recommend that you hire a car. The island is quite simply beautiful, and it would be a shame to visit Crete and not see some of it. Driving is easy and car hire is very reasonable. For the price of pre-booked airport transfers for a family of four, you can probably hire a car for a week. If you wish to hire a car, we can recommend the company that we use. We do not take any commission from them, we just want our clients to be recommended to the companies that give the best service.
All manner of water sports are available within easy reach, including scuba diving, fishing, sailing, etc.....
Other nearby attractions include:
The gorges of Pefki, Dasaki and Pervolakia
Day boat trip to nearby Chrissi & Koufonisi Islands
Wine-tasting at the Kapsa monastery
Traditional Cretan evenings in Pefki.
Makrigialos hosts a very popular international music festival in June.
Visit to Spinalonga
The Bay View Complex: Bay View in Makrigialos is a small, modern complex of townhouses, penthouses, apartments and bungalows. Built to the highest standards, incorporating the most modern, environmentally friendly materials, and with the emphasis on integrating the buildings with the beautiful Cretan environment.
By the use of natural, sustainable materials and with energy saving properties, Bay View is designed to provide comfort, atmosphere, and enjoyment for everyone who lives or visits here whilst integrating sensitively with the spectacular natural beauty of the area and the environment.
Phase 2 of Bay View is due for completion in June 2012 giving our guests full access to a new large additional swimming pool.
- wheelchair inaccessible
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Steve & Julie Philpot
My husband Steve and I live in the UK and have two teenage daughters. We own and run two businesses, one in the construction industry, and another in interior design. Our aim for the Townhouse has always and will always be to offer the sort of superior standard of rental accomodation that we look for ourselves whenever we travel. We take great pride in what we offer to our clients and we strive to keep the property to the highest possible standard. The house is very much our house in Makrigialos as well as a property available for rent, which is why it has been designed to be individual in it's decor and not a generic rental property.
Steve & Julie Philpot purchased this villa in 2009
Why Steve & Julie Philpot chose Makrygialos
The reasons we chose to buy the Townhouse are simply that Makrigialos is a truly magical place; the views from our lounge, bedroom, balconies and roof terrace are just unbelievable; and the combination of style and available amenities offered us everything we wanted for ourselves and our guests.
What makes this villa unique
The Townhouse is a unique property at Bayview. It is one of only two similar properties that have private roof terraces, it is the only one of it's type that is a corner property, and it is only the frontline properties at Bayview that have the views to the sea and mountains from the living and bedroom areas. The house is individually designed and furnished to a very high bespoke standard. The house has independent air conditioning in all rooms, which not all properties even at Bayview will have. There is a private wifi internet connection in our house, so you aren't tethered to an ethernet cable.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Voila nous sommes revenus de nos vacances à bayview avec beaucoup de regrets!!! c’était tout simplement génial, la maison, l’accueil et tout le reste!! nous avions presque la piscine pour nous 5, pas beaucoup de monde, c’était super!!! Malheureusement nous n'avons pas pu beaucoup profité de la superbe terrasse sur le toît car le soleil y était du matin au soir et trop chaud pour manger. nous avons bien voyagé , 1500 km sur 2 semaines, la voiture impeccable avec best-car, service super à l’arrivée comme au départ!! juste un mot, super génial!!! triste de devoir repartir!!! nous avons découvert de superbes coins, Mohlos, la plage de Xerocambos! Il y a un restaurant également qui était super bon et très très sympa c’est le Faros, un peu plus loin que le Votsalo. Le Diaskari, succulent et le Stratos également. Les crêtois sont des gens charmants et très sympatiques!! Nous espérons y retourner bientôt!! je recommanderais cette location plus que parfaite!! Très bon contact avec les propriétaires depuis la réservation jusqu'au retour. Micheline, Roland, Maureen Bruxelles, Belgique