HomeAway.co.uk, the home of Holiday-Rentals®, is part of the HomeAway family. As the world leader in holiday rentals, we offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find the perfect holiday rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.
Emerald Lake Studios, what a wonderful setting. Ideally situated for beach, shops, bus station, port and marina. What ever you want from your holiday just chillaxing or being active is all achievable from Emerald Lake Studios. Maria your host has a wealth of information which shevis more than happy to share. Her restaurant recommendations are not to be missed. Maria is so very helpful and nothing is to much trouble. I loved sitting on the balcony watching the world go by in the morning having a coffee, soaking up the morning sun. Will definitely be returning to this lovely studio apartment, Maria keeps it in tip top condition. My thanks to Maria for a fantastic stay.
From the moment you make your booking you know this is going to be a special holiday.
Duncan and Marie-Paule are the perfect hosts, they go out of their way to make sure your holiday is as enjoyable and stress free as possible, infact, nothing is too much trouble for this really lovely couple.
The villa is a real home from home, it is spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped, and there is a nice welcome pack waiting for you on your arrival.
Once you get settled in the view from the terrace has you mesmerised, the beach below is lovely with beautiful clear water but it is the views to the mountains in the distance which change as the sun moves round that are the most fascinating.
If you feel a little energetic a walk along the coastal path to Agios Nikolaos is well worth the effort and if that sounds too much like hard work you can always stop off for refreshments on the way.
Elounda and Plaka are both worth visiting and for anyone not familiar with the sad story of Spinalonga, try reading the book The Island by Victoria Hislop (just don’t read it on the plane like I did, I ended up with mascara running down my face).
Food shopping is easy, there is a very well stocked supermarket just past the crossroads heading into/out of Agios Nikolaos and a branch of Lidl can be found on the Krista road.
Would we recommend the Celeste? Oh yes without a doubt.
Any drawbacks? Yes, a very minor one is that the drive up from the main road is over an unmade track but that is not unusual for Greek properties.
Any insects? Yes, but nothing that gave any cause for concern.
Any wildlife? Not sure you would call them wildlife but Duncan and Marie-Paule do have pets, they were never a problem though. In fact quite the opposite, we had lots of laughs about them and we looked forward to an evening cat cuddle.