Plaka villa rental - View from the Pool (shielded)
View from the Pool (shielded)
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 3 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Plaka - Crete Beach LUXURY VILLA
Beautiful exclusive Villa, 30m from sea/beach,garden, large pool, 2- 8 persons

The property is perfectly situated in a very safe area in eastern Crete directly on shore /beach (round pebbles) in the Gulf of Mirambello, exactly opposite of the marvellous antique Venetian fortress of Spinalonga ('The Island') directly beside the old fishers village of Plaka. The village with his unique Cafes and Fish taverns is a short stroll on the road behind the beach away from the property. A bus-stop is close. The small main village of Elounda is by bus less than 10 min away, the slightly larger pitoresque town of Agios Nicolaos with its unique lake and shopping streets about 25 min. In this realm touching the sea and a beach with crystal clear warm water you will find the place to feel home and fill your soul with sunshine and the spirits of antiquity. The hillside VILLA is located directly on the sea above an unpaved road that follows for miles the coastline though uninhabited Cretan nature offering splendid views over sea and mountains. The hiking path E4 starts close-by.

VILLA summary: - luxury accomodation for 1 - 6 persons (extra appartment with splendid seaview and A/C large sleeping room for further 2 persons in the basement upon request). Full WIFI for smartphones and Computers.

- ample pool 10m x 5m with comfortable round steps directly in front of the sea

- large shaded sea-terrace, roof terrace

- secluded garden with southern mediterranean fruit and flower flora

- 3 large sleeping rooms with extra large custom made beds. Master bedroom with walkable dressing room and marble tiled privat bathroom en suite.

- tropical wood floor, antique furnitures

- very large living room with dining area broadsided to the sea, open fireplace, open kitchen .

- Completely fenced in property with high walls behind.

- Very safe area with the best hotels of Crete within few miles. (Blue Palace, Elounda Beach etc.)

- small fishing village with many tavernas and shop in 5 min walking distance.

Pool & Beach summary: Pool: 10 meters by 5 meters (33 ft x 16,5 ft, depth 4,9 ft), surrounded by white marble, windshielded. Comfortable rounded roman stairs lead into the water. Submerged bench for sitting in the water and enjoying the seaview. Shower directly by the pool. 90% Freshwater,10% seawater ensure very comfortable feeling on the skin.

House Beach

80 m away and 15m below the villa. Round white/grey pebble, in the sea sand. Cristal clear water with in summer almost tropical temperatures (up to 28 degrees Celsius). Watersport with sea canoes, pedalos, jetski and trip to the island of Spinalonga on the beach. Coctail bar and fish restaurants directly on the beach. Further seaside restaraunts a few feet down.

Safety summary: Very safe rural and touristic area, 70 km away from Cretes largest city, Heraklion. Very friendly service oriented people that appreciate your visit and want to comfort your holiday.

New in 2014: new Aircondition in the open livingroom / kitchen aarea.

Details for holiday villa Luxury Hillside Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

Luxury villa (170 - 230 square Meters) with enormous Sea Side Veranda (Gazebo), Roof Terraces and secluded garden. Entrance hall, Large Living /Dining area with open fire place, open fully equipped kitchen. 3 big bedrooms with large custom-made king size beds (length 2,20m width 2 m), 2 bathrooms with marble and Mediterranean tiling. Natural wood floor, antique colonial furniture. 10m x5m (Depth 1,45m) ample elevated pool (windshielded) directly above the sea. Master bedroom with walk in dressing room and private marble tiled bathroom with bathtub and shower, Guest bedroom with seaview, Guest bedroom with garden view, guest bathroom with shower and toilet. Blushing shady garden with lemon and orange trees, fig trees, flower bushes, grenade apples, shady reading pergola with grapevines etc. 2 Outside showers. Private parking. Remote controlled gate.24/7 Internet with central Wifi and Computer tower in one of the sleeping rooms.
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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!

Unique Location directly on the sea, in walking distance of the wonderful pitoresque fishing village of Plaka, unique individual interior design with tropical wood floor, colonial indian furniture pieces etc.

4 Reviews of Property 89916 in Plaka, Greece

Crete, exceptional Villa directly on the beach, Gulf o. Mirambello
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
Crete, exceptional Villa directly on the beach, Gulf o. Mirambello
Plaka Lassithi


  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
This villa is beautiful and has the most fantastic infinity pool overlooking the sea and Spinalonga island. The village of Plaka is a couple of minutes walk and has a good range of restaurants. Watersports one minute from the villa on the pebble beach. It's only ten minutes drive to Elounda where there are good butchers, greengrocers and supermarkets.
The villa is beautifuuly kept and is comfortable with everything we needed. It is maintained and managed by a British lady called Christine who is lovely. She was helpful both before we went and whilst we were there. The villa was spotlessly clean.
The car hire we used was Byron Travel, recommended by Christine, and they were good too (good service and no hidden extras!)
I would recommend this villa to a family with older children (ours are 18, 21 and 22) Actually, it was great not to rent something geared up for tinies!
For me, the best was the pool. Just enjoying that view all day was so relaxing.
Helpful votes: 3/4
Crete, exceptional Villa directly on the beach, Gulf o. Mirambello
Plaka Lassithi

we love this place!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
This is the fourth time we've come to the villa, and we plan to keep coming. It has the best location, beautiful view, house is in perfect condition with all the mod cons.
The house manager gives great service, and always take very good care of our family. Whatever we needed was immediately taken care of, and very pleasantly.
We just got back, and can't wait for the next time!!! We're so lucky to have found this villa!
Helpful votes: 2/2
Crete, exceptional Villa directly on the beach, Gulf o. Mirambello
Plaka Lassithi

Poor service. Non existent,

  • 1 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
the villa is very basic despite having a great view. when we arrived there was no pillows or duvets and we had to wait 2 nights before they were delivered. the manager lives 20 km away, and you need to rely on the service of the pool man who doesnt speak english.
There is no point staying in sometimes, as the TV has no english speaking channels apart from BBC world and there is no air condition in the sitting room

we even had workmen digging the garden right outside the kitchen window for 3 days. last year the water was cutting out constantly and the fridge broke down and had to wait for 2 days before it being fixed. the owner does not get involved with any issues related to your stay and insists on vacating in the morning even if your flight is 12 hours later. so you will need to walk around with your suitcases in 35 degree heat or choose to board the plan in your swimwear covered in sand and salt as a courtesy shower room can not be provided.
Owner's Response: In all understanding for a guest who has rented the villa for 4 weeks in August 2010, 4 weeks in August 2011, 4 weeks in August 2012 and 3 weeks in August 2013 without any prior complaints and who is obviously in rage now because we could not serve his wish for a late checkout requested on the last day day prior to his departure due to incoming guests the same day we have to restore reality:
According to housekeeping all beds had the usual comfortable quadrangular pillows. The guest requested smaller pillows which were exchanged the next morning after the request.
The manager, a British lady, lives in Elounda which is 4,6 km by road from the villa. All guests have her cell phone number and she is always available and frequently around as she is responsible responsible for 4 of our properties in Plaka.
The Satellite TV has the Satellites Astra 2 and Hotbird. Altogether more than 50 channels in English.
A brand new air-condition was installed also in the living room after the customer mentioned this request to the manager recently.
As a larger part of the lawn had dried off, so housekeeping asked the guest if he would mind that they would reseed the lawn because the guest stayed this year 3 weeks. Guest found this a good idea and enforced the re-seeding which was done in the afternoon in the absence of the guests.
The guest has rented the villa several times before. He admits re-renting even in his comments. The villa has a backup water system of 5000 liters. The only time when water can cut out is a power cut which will affect the deposit pumps. In summer 2011 there were several power cuts which was much better in the following years.
I summer 2012 the guest had a technical defect of the fridge which was fixed within 24 hours and the guest was provided with a reserve fridge from the owners apartment in the villa during fixing time.
The guest was aware of the published checkout time of 10 AM for several years. One day before checkout he requested a late checkout as his flight left in the evening. Unfortunately other guests came in on his checkout day at 14.00 so a late checkout was not possible. The custumoer was offered a luggage deposit and the use of the shower in the beach cottage area. But the guest decided to rent a day room in a luxury hotel in Elounda which he did after checking out from the villa at 11.00.
Helpful votes: 1/4
Crete, exceptional Villa directly on the beach, Gulf o. Mirambello
Plaka Lassithi

Perfect villa and location

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
This villa has everything to make a perfect holiday, stunning view, excellent location, comfy beds and a stylish interior. The photos really do not do it justice and there have been some subtle additions, particularly around the pool area that make it much more attractive. It was immaculately clean and very well equipped. It was particularly well provided for in terms of towels and the basics. The housekeeper, was a delight, putting us at ease and a font of all local knowledge. Although the villa is a beautiful place to be, its other advantage is that it is only a couple of minutes stroll to the beach and the small village of Plaka, which has some lovely shops and excellent restaurants – we would particularly recommend Giorgios, the middle one in the row down by the harbour, where Yanis, the third generation owner (his father does the fishing) will always look after you well.
There really was nothing we could fault and are definitely hoping to return next year.
Helpful votes: 6/7