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LUXURY 2 BEDROOM CONTEMPORARY TOWNHOUSE IN MAKRIGIALOS, CRETE

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Steve & Julie Philpot

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LUXURY 2 BEDROOM CONTEMPORARY TOWNHOUSE IN MAKRIGIALOS, CRETE

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Steve & Julie Philpot

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Makrygialos, Greece

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Luxury 2 Bedroom Contemporary Townhouse in Makrigialos, Crete
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 14 reviews
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Luxury 2 Bedroom Contemporary Townhouse in Makrigialos, Crete
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p425393
+0044 (0)7811 150966
Makrygialos Lassithi
5

Perfect family holiday

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
We spent a glorious week at Steve & Julie’s Townhouse Bayview Crete, in September 2013. Our holiday was perfect in every way, we were so grateful to Rosemary for the very warm welcome, and also the little extras that were left for us on our arrival. The townhouse is simply beautiful, spacious, very clean and so well equipped. The view from the balcony took our breath away each time. We enjoyed keeping the sliding doors open to let all the sunshine pour into the living room and kitchen, where our little one year old daughter practised her walking & we enjoyed our complimentary wine. The townhouse is very tastefully decorated making it feel very homely & luxurious at the same time. On those extra hot days, the air conditioning was a nice welcome.

The rooftop is a wonderful place to enjoy morning tea, the magnificent sea & mountain views before heading out for the day. The beaches in the area are so beautiful, the main one in the village was perfect for our little one. The restaurants in the area also all very good, not to mention the takeaways for those lazy nights in. Every afternoon we would head back to Bayview and splash in the wonderful swimming pools. It was amazing to have a large enough pool to swim laps & keep fit - a nice surprise.

We cannot fault anything at Bayview and thoroughly enjoyed our first family beach holiday with our daughter - Thank you Steve & Julie. We hope to be back very soon.
Owner's Response: We would love to welcome you back, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Townhouse. Thank you for your kind comments.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxury 2 Bedroom Contemporary Townhouse in Makrigialos, Crete
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p425393
+0044 (0)7811 150966
Makrygialos Lassithi
5

7 highlights why choosing this house!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
We just returned from our 2 weeks‘ journey to Crete where we – a family with three sons, aged 8, 12 and 14 - spent the second week (28th September until 5th October 2013) in Julie and Steve’s Townhouse. The apartment was exactly that what it had promised – we were absolutely satisfied. Highlight no. 1: the roof terrace, where we were having breakfast and some dinners, where we enjoyed the marvellous view to the Sea and the mountains, where we followed the sun sets while having a glas of wine and where we were pleased to see a wonderful sky of stars when it was night – and with luck we even saw some unforgetable shooting-stars! Highlight no. 2: the other 2 balconies on the first and second floor which invite to reading a good book while it is – during day time - too hot on the roof terrace. Highlight no. 3: the bright living area on the second floor with the well equipped kitchen. Highlight no. 4: the two swimming pools we all used each day after making a excursion and which mainly we had for ourselves. Highlight no. 5: the reservation procedure and information we got from Julie and Steve prior our journey – very easy, uncomplitated, and useful. Highlight no. 6: Rosemary who welcomed us in Makrigialos and took us to the house and who was very kind. Highlight no. 7: the ideal situation of Makrigialos: we did a lot of excursions, e.g. to many nice beaches near Bayview, to Agios Nicolaos, Sitia, Zakros, Xerokambos and sorroundings and followed also some of Julie and Steves proposals of tavernas. Hoping to come back to Crete one day we thank you, Julie and Steve, for making our stay in Makrigialos so unforgetable.
Ralph & Christine, Switzerland
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Luxury 2 Bedroom Contemporary Townhouse in Makrigialos, Crete
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p425393
+0044 (0)7811 150966
Makrygialos Lassithi
Stavanger, Norway
5

A glorious holiday

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
My wife and I, and our daughter, her husband and their boys, aged three and six, stayed in the apartment belonging to Steve and Julie for a fortnight. Before we left we were given detailed information sheets about all we needed to know before and during our stay. In fact everything was there, and we didn't have to ask any questions at all.
On the way from the airport we were contacted by Rosemay, their housekeeper. She met us before we reached the apartment, and she gave us quick and useful information about the apartment. Chris and Anja in Bayview management are two lovely people, and they made our holiday so pleasant..
We have been travelling quite a lot, and we have never been staying in an apartment so well equipped. Some nights we made our own dinners, which we ate on the roof with a fantastic panoramic view of the sea and the mountains.Since the roof is not bulit for being a playground for children, we had of course to keep an eye on the small children all the time when we were there.
When we stayed at Bayview there were hardly any other people in the swimmingpools, and we all and especially the children had a great time there. The swimmingpools are very well maintained and the area around is gorgeous.
There are many good beaches around, and our favourite beach is about two km east of Bayview. It is a cove, nearly 100 meters long of fine golden sand, and a fairly steep path leading down to this children's paradise.
We went to several tavernas, in actual fact we went to different tavernas each time,and the best was Stratos. On the bottom came Piperia in Pefki with average food and too busy waiters.
We would like to thank Steve and Julie for a suberb holiday in their apartment, and if we come back to Crete, we know where we want to stay.
Owner's Response: We do hope you will get the opportunity to return to Crete, it would be our pleasure to welcome you back. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Julie and Steve.
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Luxury 2 Bedroom Contemporary Townhouse in Makrigialos, Crete
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p425393
+0044 (0)7811 150966
Makrygialos Lassithi
4

Great place to stay in a beautiful part of Crete

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
Bayview crete is the perfect place to stay in an un-spoilt part of crete in peaceful surroundings yet near enough to restaurants & shops.
A car is a must as too far to walk in the heat.

The town house to set out well with everything you would need , including dvd's for the kids & plenty of books & magazines too. The information pack from Steve & Julie was great & very detailed ( always a good start in a new place).

We had fresh bread & rolls delivered each morning still warm from the bakers which were delicious!!
With 2 balconies & the lovely roof terrace there is plenty of space to enjoy eating/sitting outside. The roof terrace in particular is well thought out with comfy seating, table/chairs & a BBQ.

Eating out was a delight with plenty of restaurants to choose from all at a reasonable price.
We loved the Markis Grill with its friendly staff and amazing food situated right by the sea. As the children are served their food first buy them some fishing nets & after dinner throw in some bread, you'll see hundreds of fish gather round & the kids loved trying to catch them!!!
Kept them quiet while we enjoyed our meal in peace!
All the restaurants we ate in were good & there are plenty to choose from.

We loved the Green beach with pretty green pebbles, you can hire a shade complete with hammock & two sun loungers for 8 Euros a day.
Further along you can hire canoes, jet skis etc... which again were reasonable, we hired a pedalo for an hour at 10 euros.

We found an amazing coffe/cake shop in Makrigialos which sold every flavour ice-cream from chocolate to bubble gum for 1.50 Euro ( they were delicious!), we found ourselves stopping off every day on way back from the beach. The cakes too were amazing, was hard to choose sometimes what to have!

We found we loved Crete & there was plenty to do, the town house had every thing you could need & was very comfortable.

We can't wait to return as was the perfect holiday!
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Luxury 2 Bedroom Contemporary Townhouse in Makrigialos, Crete
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p425393
+0044 (0)7811 150966
Makrygialos Lassithi
5

Looked good on the web-site; better in reality!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
If you are looking for a quiet area of Crete that has not been commercialised then this is the place for you. Whilst you could manage without, I would say a car is a must. With regards to the accommodation our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. The townhouse is well designed and furnished to a high standard and catered for all of our needs. We used the bar-b-q on 3 or 4 occasions, buying the meat from the local butchers, and whilst vegetables are widely available, the local couple selling on the roadside not far from Bay View were very generous and affable and regularly had our custom. We ate in many of the Tavernas that had been recommended plus others, and enjoyed all of our meals. We went to the Dragon and Cave, Green Beach, Pefki, the top-end of town, the Harbour and the beach front in Makrigyalos for meals and enjoyed them all. Snorkelling at the cove near the Dragon and Cave and at Green Beach was also very good. We drove round the east coast and over the mountains, stopping at a couple of villages on the way to Vai Beach where we spent the afternoon; a little commercialised but well worth the visit. We drove the more direct route back, having supper in Sitia. It was ok there by the Harbour side but I wouldn’t be in a rush to go back! 3 of the 5 of us jog and we enjoyed running up in the hills behind Bay View. The owners Steve and Julie provided us with plenty of information prior to our holiday and gave plenty of feedback to the questions we had. Similarly, Chris and Anja who are responsible for the property maintenance at Bay View were very friendly and provided a service for fresh bread to be delivered daily if requested. I would highly recommend this property.
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Location

Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Lagada
Car: recommended

On the South East coast of Crete, with a mountain backdrop, Makrigialos benefits from a microclimate giving it the best weather on the island. Makrigialos has a small, lively harbour that comes alive at night with numerous local restaurants and cafes serving the freshest local food. This is not an area that is commercialised or abounds with nightclubs. If you want a taste of the real Crete, this is for you. The area is famous for the production of the finest olive oil in the world. The natural beauty of the coast is simply staggering with deserted coves and bays seemingly round every turn. Local waterside tavernas welcome you with cool drinks and delicious food. The nearest towns of Ierapetra and Sitia both have bustling water fronts with cafes spilling out onto the promenades. Both have good shopping, but if you want to go a step further, Heraklion offers shopping to international standards. The area offers all manner of activities & water sports. Spinalonga is well worth a day trip.

Other Activities: Children's activity park, snorkelling, trekking, shopping, restaurants, bars

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Makrygialos, Lassithi

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Low Season
31 Mar 2014 - 30 May 2014
£75
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season
31 May 2014 - 11 Jul 2014
£110
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
3 nights
 
 
High Season
12 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
£975
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
£110
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
3 nights
 
 
Autumn Season
4 Oct 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
£75
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
3 nights
 
 
Winter Season
1 Dec 2014 - 31 Mar 2016
£350
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% of the total rental is payable with your booking. The balance is payable 10 weeks before the start of your holiday.
The owner of the property reserves the right to alter prices at their discretion. The price payable is the price agreed at the time of booking and no reductions will be offered should an advertised price be changed after the date of booking.
Notes A refundable security deposit of £100 is required to be paid with your final balance. It will be refunded to you once the property has been inspected by our housekeeper.
Deposits are non-refundable, but in the event that you have to cancel, you may be able to reclaim this on your holiday insurance.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Makrygialos in Lassithi

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En Suite
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , En Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms have independent air conditioning. Not all properties even at Bay View or of comparable high standard, will offer this. Hairdryers are provided in both rooms. Ample wardrobe space in both bedrooms. Individually decorated with high quality soft furnishings. There is a hotel style digital safe for your valuables.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • bay
  • ruins
  • naturist beach
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • diving
  • hiking
Notes:
Beach towels are provided. Children must be supervised whilst in the pools. The large roof terrace is accessed via a spiral staircase from the main living area, through a special glazed access way. The terrace is fully landscaped with architectural planting, stylish built-in lounge furniture, an outdoor kitchen area with a sink and fridge for keeping the refreshments handy. With unbelievable views over the sea and mountains the terrace covers the entire footprint of the house. There is a flat screen LCD TV and DVD player, and a large and varied library of DVDs is supplied for you to enjoy. If you have an iPod or iPhone there is an iPod dock music system so you can enjoy your own music collection during your stay. There is a hotel-style digital safe for your valuables.
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