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STUNNING CONVERTED OLIVE PRESS WITH PRIVATE POOL, SPECTACULAR LOCATION

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Joanne Chidgey

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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STUNNING CONVERTED OLIVE PRESS WITH PRIVATE POOL, SPECTACULAR LOCATION

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4 bedroom beautifully renovated Olive Press sleeps 7 adults with private pool

The Olive Press Villa has been sympathetically renovated to an extremely high standard, whilst retaining many original features all modern facilities have been incorporated to make this a comfortable home.

As you enter our villa through the large wooden door you will be greeted by its large high vaulted open plan spacious living-room and dining area featuring a large fire place. Adjoining this area is a well equipped kitchen with fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.

The mezzanine floor has a king size bed with a large adjoining bathroom. The bedroom opens out onto a sun terrace leading to the swimming pool.

Back on the ground floor is an additional single bedroom and a double bedroom both with their own bathrooms

The ground floor a large paved terrace with dining table, shaded areas and adjoining double bedroom annex with en-suite bathroom. Leading from here is our bbq and bread oven. Above is the unique roof top swimming pool with its own terrace .

If you are looking for total rest and relaxation then our magnificent Olive Press is the place for you as we are sure that you will fall under the magic spell of Crete. Located on the village fringe at the bottom of its own private track our villa nestles above a valley, amongst olive groves as far as the eye can see. Its location affords total privacy however should you feel the need for company there is a traditional taverna at the top of the track offering the finest Cretan dishes, using only local produce and natural ingredients. We have spent many soporific hours enjoying the local hospitality and indeed have spent many days and nights going no further than our house and the taverna.

Waking up in the morning to the warmth of the Cretan Sun and the tinkling of goat bells the only decision to be made is what to do today. In one direction, the beautiful fishing village of Milatos lies with its Seafood Tavernas and beaches with crystal clear water just 10 minutes away. In the opposite direction is the capital of the Lasithi Area of Crete, Neapoli a beautiful Cretan market town set around a village square (perfect for people watching in any of the Kafenions) - here you will find local shops including supermarkets, butchers and bakers (not to be missed!). Slightly further afield will bring you to Aghios Nikolaos a vibrant cosmopolitan town with sophisticated bars and restaurants, and lots of retail therapy - should you want it. In this direction you will also find the luxurious spas of Elounda and also Spinalonga Island where the recent best selling novel by Victoria Hislop 'The Island' was based upon. Also within easy reach is the ancient Minoan Palace of Knossos and the Lasithi Plateau.

After long days out we have enjoyed nothing more than returning to the Olive press to star gaze at the Milky Way and spot shooting stars enjoying the utter peace and tranquility.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Joanne Chidgey

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Speaks English, French, Spanish
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Milatos, Greece

Stunning Converted Olive Press with Private Pool, Spectacular Location
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
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Stunning Converted Olive Press with Private Pool, Spectacular Location
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Milatos Lassithi
4

Pleasant Stay

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
The Olive press is a beautiful house, with fabulous views of the Crete mountain range. The house is well appointed with everything you could possibly need. The Olive Press is very private, situated at the end of a road just outside the town of "Kounali". In the town of Kounali, there is a fabulous taverna with an extremely friendly owner. We ate at the taverna every night we stayed at the Olive Press and Alexandros (owner/cook of the local taverna) would sit with us after our meal and discuss the world and recipes over a bottle of raki (or 2 or 3 some nights)!

In spite of being late to the house (we got lost), the management company waited and was there to meet us which was great. The groceries we had asked for in advance were at the house waiting for us as well.

A month prior to our arrival, the owners contacted us and told us about some damage to the house from a storm, but they made sure it was fixed before our stay and kept us updated constantly. This was excellent service on their part. The owners were fabulous to work with.

Normally, this would have been a 5 star review, but unfortunately, there were a couple things about the rental process and the house which really need to be addressed. First, the directions from the management agency were incorrect. The turn off of the main highway was not listed as they said (which is why we got lost on the way there). Secondly, when we arrived at the house, the beds were not made and all of the pool/patio furniture was inside. We had to move it outside ourselves. There was a storm the day before, so I understand. But, it still would have been nice if they arrived early and set up. The beds not being made is inexcusable though.

I agree with the other review that says the bedroom by the pool should not be used for sleeping. Luckily, there were just 2 of us, so we did not need it. Finally, there were electrical issues the entire time we were there. The second day we were there, something blew out which created a bad electrical smell (we think it was the pool pump). Other days the electricity would blink and the breakers would trip from time to time as if they were getting a surge or overloaded.

To be perfectly clear, the house and setting are truly amazing. I feel bad giving such a charming house a so-so review. If the issues raised are corrected, this is easily a 5 star or better + property.
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Stunning Converted Olive Press with Private Pool, Spectacular Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p430995
+44 01923461536
Milatos Lassithi
5

Best Holiday Ever !!!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
The Olive Press Villa, is an amazing place, with fantastic views from both the ground terrace and pool terrace.... what more could anyone ask for. We have just spent a wonderful two weeks in Kounali just chilling out.... the pool is a must, and enabled us to all keep cool during the day, with temparatures well into the 30s.... The accommodation offered is extremely comfortable, well maintained, and has "all mod cons" even comes with its own outdoor bread oven, and BBQ - which we have since learnt how to use (so something for us to try perhaps on our next visit) - as i'm pretty sure we will definitely go again, and would recommend this place to anyone wanting a few weeks peace and quiet away from it all, or a fun time with family and friends.. with the local taverna being literally a short walk away, and some fabulous local eateries too, we loved Latsida, the main square is recommended for eats.... and Neapoli for a lazy iced coffee - 5* we just loved the Olive Press Villa...........we could have stayed forever !!
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a wonderful relaxing holiday and look forward to welcoming you again in the future
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Stunning Converted Olive Press with Private Pool, Spectacular Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p430995
+44 01923461536
Milatos Lassithi
3

Views, quiet - no air con + really only sleeps 5

  • 3 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
Here is air of slow-paced life, a sense of getting off the world and an air of tranquillity. This is old, rural Crete and none the worse for that. Kounali is a wonderful Cretan village and has a brilliant taverna which serves marvellous stifado.

To get to the house, you need to be an adept driver to manage first gear on the mountain roads – particularly from Milatos to Kounali. That’s fine with practice, but the (very) narrow track to the house from the village is something else again - and we first encountered that by night – and is absolutely not for the faint-hearted. In daylight the experience is different because you can see how little room you actually have to get even a modest sized hire car through the half-mile of track. And, once at the house, there is no turning point, so each day one must practice a perspiration-filled nine-point turn that would impress any driving instructor.

The house itself is substantial, private and secluded with terrific mountain views, but the owners claim to sleep 7 rather than the 5 it really does sleep - and then only if 4 of the 5 are couples. Here’s why. There is a twin ‘bedroom’ next to the pool-room the latter of which houses, naturally enough, all the paraphernalia to do with the pool. The ‘bedroom’ is cellar-like and smells of chlorine. There is no window and so to sleep here you’d need to leave the door open and that leads to other problems like visits from mosquitoes and scrawny cats. There is no way you’d put anyone, least of all children, in this room - and adults only at a pinch.

All the people we know who’ve visited Crete have stayed in properties where, at the very least, the bedrooms have air conditioning. That is not the case here. There are fans that need to be on full blast at night and even then they need to be three inches from your face to do any good. But these fans can only turn hot air, so a decent night’s sleep is limited.

Our overall view? The owners’ management company ‘forgot’ to get the promised the pre-ordered basic provisions, so there was nothing when we arrived – late, hot, hungry and thirsty. The swimming pool was refreshing although the house notes are confusing over its upkeep. The house itself is in a magnificent position.The mosquitoes are a real bother and the track leading to the house would test Hamilton and Button. Air conditioning is simply a must in the bedrooms at least.

There may or may not be a TV/DVD even though the house notes say that there is.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am sorry there was an issue with your pre ordered provisions. We selected our Management company based on their reliability and professionalism, their services are available to our guests 24/7 and if you had called them regarding this over sight they would have been able to rectify it immediately.
We have chosen not to have air conditioning in our house as there is normally a gentle breeze and with the window open this is sufficient. We think this is preferential to having to close ourselves in with air conditioning.
I aplogise for the confusing housenotes and we will address this immediately. The pool requires no maintenance from our guests as we have a pool man that visits regularly. We did not have a TV/DVD however as this was critical for your holiday we arranged as quickly as we could to have one put in place for you.
I appreciate your comments with regards to the pool house, it is spacious and has a high ceiling together with an en suite, there are 2 single beds in there and although there is no window the door has glass panes providing lots of natural light. As it is separate from the main house we would definately not recommend it for children
There is a large area in front the house where cars can be turned. We have had 2 cars parked there and can usually manage a 2 or 3 point turn
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Stunning Converted Olive Press with Private Pool, Spectacular Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p430995
+44 01923461536
Milatos Lassithi
Hertfordshire
5

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
This is my 4th visit to this superb Villa nestled in the mountains in a lovely traditional friendly Greek village. It is secluded and an ideal place to 'get away from it all' and 'chill'.
We did hire a car as there are plenty of places to see, quite a few local Greek villages with Tavernas which serve lovely local dishes at reasonable prices, one of our favourites is Milatos which has a few Tavernas overlooking the sea we have alot of 'lazy lunches'.There are also a number of local beaches we visit and hire boats and take picnics, the blue colours of the sea are to die for.
The villa is very spacious, clean and well maintained and has all the ameneties we needed including a lovely bread oven and of course a swimming pool with fantastic views. The customer service from the owners is second to none, they are extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble.
I would definently recommend the Villa to my family and friends, whether they want to see the beautiful Island or just stay in the Villa and enjoy the local life.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Stunning Converted Olive Press with Private Pool, Spectacular Location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p430995
+44 01923461536
Milatos Lassithi
England
5

Fantastic location

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
A Fantastic location for the perfect 'chill out' holiday.
Excellent accommodation. Where else can you lie in your own swimming pool watching eagles flying high above you? In fact it's hard to tear yourself away from such a beautiful location. On many occasions we did'nt leave the villa but just relaxed around the pool and cooked our evening meal in the outside bread oven, but it's only a short drive to the costal village of Milatos where there are some very good tavernas.
The villagers of Kounali made us feel very welcome and invited us to join them celebrate a local festival
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Location

Nearest Airport
49 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Ferry
52 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

The Olive Press Villa enjoys stunning uninterrupted views over the valleys and mountains.

The villa is set down a quiet lane in the centre of the village ensuring you easy access to travel yet total privacy and seclusion.

Kounali is a small Cretan mountain village just a few kilometres from the clear blue Mediterranean sea and coastal village of Milatos with its beaches, small shops and fish tavernas.

On the road between Kounali and Milatos is the famous cave of Milatos, well worth a visit.

The market town of Neapoli is only 7 Kilometres and offers supermarkets, shops, cafes, restaurants, banks, cathedral, cinema, museum and a taste of local life.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Milatos, Lassithi

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Low season
1 Apr 2014 - 31 May 2014
£1,000
7 nights
 
 
Mid season
1 Jun 2014 - 19 Jul 2014
£1,250
7 nights
 
 
High season
20 Jul 2014 - 6 Sep 2014
£1,500
7 nights
 
 
Mid season
7 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
£1,250
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

10% deposit required! balance required 4 weeks before departure
Notes 20% deposit will be required to secure the booking.
A 300 Euro refundable damage security deposit will be added to the balance payment.
Balance payment will be due 4 weeks prior to date of arrival.
All payments by bank transfer in Euro or Pounds to the owners bank account. Paypal also available
Discounts available for long term winter lets.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Milatos in Lassithi

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Backpack
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Hob
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , adjoining shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , en suite shower room
  • Additional temporary beds and baby cots can be provided and accommodated.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Books
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • Veranda
  • Large Cooler
  • veranda
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Deck Chairs
  • Balcony
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • museums
  • ruins
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • golf pass optional
  • snorkelling
  • diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • caving
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountaineering
  • fishing
Notes:
Smoking allowed in outside areas only. Not recommended for very young children. Maid service and cleaning during rental period available as an optional extra.
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