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Mr. & Mrs. Koksharov/a

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Greek

Three spacy 1 studio cottages, seaview, directly on the beach - OLONDI

15 Reviews
People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Plaka - Plaka Beach Holiday Cottages

400 sqft Studio with integrated kitchen and separate bathroom, private gazebos..

50 ft. from the waterline lies this exceptional small flock of three separated cottages on a beautiful and safe plot of fenced land. A few steps bring you from your cottage directly down to the sea which is not more than 50 feet away from your terrace. The cottage is a spacy 1 Studio room with sea-view, a built-in kitchenette and a separate bathroom with sink, shower, toilet. The studios are inside identical with vaulted high ceilings, ca. 400 sq.ft. (about 37 square meters), large comfortable double bed (King size), separate sofa/bed (2m x 90cm), view to the sea, inside and outside eating area, built in kitchen, separate windowed bathroom with marble tiling, Shower, sink, toilet. The Studio room has full A/C with the most modern inverter technology for enhanced environmental and noise protection. Every cottage has its private shaded outside Gazebo with table and chairs, with unobstructed view to the sea as well as a private sunbathing area also just for you. The cottages are separated by high natural stone walls for a maximum privacy. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot with the soft sound of the waves around you. And it would be hard to find such a safe location far away from the big cities but still in short walking distance (ca. 650 ft, ca. 200m) of a friendly little fishing village with many original tavernas and cafes. A bus stop is close. FOR RATES AND OUR CONTINOUSLY UPDATED AVAILABILTY CALENDAR PLEASE SCROLL DOWN!!!

Payment schedule:

Bank transfer booking: 25% down payment upon reservation, 75% balance payment 8 weeks prior to arrival, see cancelation policy for detail).

Book now online booking: 25% down payment upon reservation, 75% balance payment 90 days prior to arrival.

We advertise on this website continously since 2007 and have only content customers, please check the reviews.

More about the location:

You will spend a wonderful and relaxing holiday directly above and on a beach on one of the most famously beautiful parts of Crete’s coast - the Gulf of Mirambello - the light and shades of blue changing with the hours of the day. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot. The beach itself is a long and pretty curve of pebbles, with natural shade from tamarind trees. Just across the water lies the deserted island of Spinalonga with its poignant history and atmospheric ruins and from Plaka’s small harbour it is possible to join a boat to explore the island or hire one for pottering up and down the coast. Plaka also has shops and good tavernas serving fish and other Greek specialities. The walking distance between the properties and the village is less than 5 minutes along the road behind the beach. The village and complete area is a very safe place, far away from any large city. The less than 200 inhabitants that almost all live of fishing or tourism. A watersport is located at the beach.

Booking conditions:

• Payments only by regular bank transfer to our local EU bank account.

• Cancellation - By the Client: 8 weeks or before your arrival, the deposit will be non-refundable. Less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival, the total cost of the accommodation will be non-refundable if we, the owners, are unable to recover the income by re renting.

Force Majeure - We are unable to accept responsibility for any aspect of your holiday arrangements beyond our control such as threats of war, civil commotion, riots, industrial disputes, earthquakes or natural disasters, government action or travel delays caused by any reason Subletting. The accommodation is provided for the sole use of the Clients named on the booking form. Subletting or assignment of the property is not permitted.

Insurance: - The Client is strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance for all members of the party. Rental Period The rental period commences at 1400hrs on the first day and ends at 1000hrs on the last day.

• Health & Safety: We cannot accept any responsibility for your health & safety while staying at the property. We will provide guidelines at the property to assist you in minimizing any risks to your safety. Security: Crete is still a very safe location and does not have a high incidence of crime. Actually Greece has one of the lowest crime rates in all Europe. We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to property or persons during the course of your booking. Damage caused to the property and/or its contents The Client must accept full responsibility for damage and breakages to the property and goods. All such damages and breakages will be charged for at replacement value and must be paid for prior to departure.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage OLONDI, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Olondi lies in the second line of the sea. It is oriented broadsided to the sea and its windows look directly over to the famous island of Spinalonga. Olondi has 2 private Gazebo sitting places: One windshielded and shaded directly in front of the cottage, another smaller gazebo with your private outside lunch and dining table about 20 feet left of your cottage. From there you have unobstructed sea-view and can enjoy the day outside in the shade. The llarge private sunbathing area of Olondi with 2 umbrellas and comfortable large sunbeds is adjacent to your gazebo and has also free seaview as it is located directly above the sea.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mr. & Mrs. Koksharov/a (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Greek

About Mr. & Mrs. Koksharov/a

Hi, we are Mr. & Mrs. Koksharov/a. We are the property managers for several selected properties on Crete continously and reliably since 2007. Please take a look at all the positive reviews on the properties we manage here. We are fluent in English, German, Spanish, French and Russian and very much look forward hearing from you!

Mr. & Mrs. Koksharov/a purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Mr. & Mrs. Koksharov/a chose Lassithi

The area of Plaka and Elounda is probably the most desired area in all eastern Crete. Not only because of the cristal clear mostly quiet water of the sheltered bay that makes it ideal for swimming, relaxin or watersports. But also because of the famous fortress island of Spinalonga that lies directly in front of the property, just about half a mile over the bay. The most expensive hotels of all southern Europe are located in the area of Plaka and Elounda : Blue Palace Hotel, Plaka - Elounda Beach Hotel, Elounda - Elounda Mare Hotel Elounda etc.

We have done a very good job with constructions of natural stone and wood to give every cottage a lot of privacy by separating the sitting and sunbathing areas close to your cottage, a thing not self understood even in the bungalows of the large hotels.

What makes this cottage unique

you are uniquely close to the beach with a nice mix of your private gazebo and sunbathing areas just a few feet from the waterline. At night you can enjoy the moonlight on the sea and the soft sound of the little waves on the beach through your open windows. Pleasures that you pay a fortune for in one of the bungalows of the big hotels. And still you are not in the middle of nowhere but in short walking distance to a small fishing village with lots of nice taverns, a small supermarket etc.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

OLONDI
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

Location, location, location.

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away. What a perfect location overlooking Spinalonga and the bay with our own private terrace and two eating areas.

The cottage, we loved it more everyday was spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need.

Christine came by and checked everything was ok and was lovely as was Lela the housekeeper and husband Jimmi maintainance man. Nothing was to much trouble.

Plaka is just the best place, small, good tavernas, couple of supermarkets and the people are very friendly. Close enough to Elounda and Agios Nikolaos if you fancy a change.

Thank you for a wonderful two weeks. Plaka beach cottages are the business.

Don't forget beach shoes and maybe a torch for late night walking home and the stones are there for a reason, it can get breezy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

We spent a magical week at this cottage in Plaka. The view from the terrace is amazing, so secluded. The cottage has everything you need,and is just a short easy walk to the tavernas and small supermarkets in Plaka. There is an easy bus service to Elounda, for more shops and restaurants. The island of Spinalonga is well worth a visit. We found everyone in the village so friendly and helpful. We would definitely want to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing week at Olondi Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is exactly as described - the private terrace overlooking Spinalonga is perfect for spending the day relaxing and its only a 5 minute stroll from Plakas tavernas. The cottage is bigger than I expected, freshly redecorated and immaculate with all you need. Totally private with no intrusion from the other cottages and a good stone BBQ for the nights you want to relax. Must recommend Marias taverna just 2 minutes from the Cottage for slow cooked clay pot dishes! The best place to us in Plaka is the Green Tree - sit outside with a cold beer or wine and tapas comes with the drinks, watching the shoppers and boats come in. We were there every evening watching Plaka go by! A fabulous week and will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfectly positioned and very well equipped, beach towels and hairdryer being very welcome additional facilities. The cottage was also cleaned and linens replaced twice in the week we were there, which reflects the attention to detail and thoughtfulness that have been put into making these a relaxing holiday location.

Plaka is beautiful and charming, we ventured further afield a couple of times but everything we needed was within walking distance.

We never tired of the stunning views from the terraces and cottage. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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5

Truly marvellous location, great private terrace.

  • 5 of 5

Just on the edge of the village, our villa was close enough to Plaka so that we could easily get to restaurants and amenities, but far enough away to ensure quiet and privacy. The villa itself was immaculate, comfortable and very well equipped. Best of all was our huge, private terrace overlooking the sea - we'd made plans to investigate the area by car, but chilling on our terrace proved a much stronger draw. 'Management' was Christina, a lovely Welsh woman who gets the balance between attentive service and just leaving you to get on with it just right. Combined with our own private beach - midnight swims highly recommended - and we couldn't really have asked for more. Five stars, no question.

Gavin and Clara

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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5

Great Time in Plaka!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Olondi villa for two weeks and loved it! The villas are even better than we expected. They are right on the water with beautiful views of the entire area.The host Christine is very friendly and truly helpful. The housekeeper does an incredible and thorough job keeping the villas spotless. The small village of Plaka is a very short walk and has many tavernas and gift shops. The Carob Tree was by far our favorite. Be sure to stop in and say hello to Malcolm for us! We took the boat trip from Elounda to Spinalonga and had a good walk around the island. Elounda is about 5Km away and is a larger village with LOTS of tavernas and fun little shops. Our favorite coffee shops were Captain Longa in Plaka and Fresco in Elounda. We had a car for the entire trip so we drove to Hania and stayed a couple nights to hike the Sumaria Gorge. Very impressive hike and beautiful scenery. Overall we had an awesome vacation and our time in the Olondi villa was the highlight of it all!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Captain Longa
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Agios Nikolaos
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Elounda
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Touristic Fun Road Train to Agios Nikolaos
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Ostria Taverna
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
The beach the cottages are located on
Car: not necessary

Located directly at the beach on one of the most famously beautiful parts of Crete’s coast - the Gulf of Mirabello - the light and shades of blue changing with the hours of the day. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot. The beach itself is a long and pretty curve of pebbles, with natural shade from tamarind trees. Just across the water lies the deserted island of Spinalonga with its poignant history and atmospheric ruins and from Plaka’s small harbour it is possible to join a boat to explore the island or hire one for pottering up and down the coast. Plaka also has shops and good tavernas serving fish and other Greek specialities. The walking distance between the cottage and the village is less than 5 minutes along the road behind the beach. The village and complete area is a very safe place, far away from any large city. The less than 200 inhabitants that almost all live of fishing or tourism. A watersport is located within the beach area.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Plaka, Lassithi

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2016
1 Jun 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£343
for 3 nights
From
£114
 
 
Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£282
for 3 nights
From
£94
 
 
November 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£169
for 2 nights
From
£84
 
 
Spring 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
From
£94
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£229
for 2 nights
From
£114
 
 
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
From
£94
 
 
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£169
for 2 nights
From
£84
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£591
for 7 nights
From
£84
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Complete weekly rate for the Cottage-Studio (max 3 pers). Above rates are quoted in EURO. For other currencies please use the conversion tool or request a quote. Payments are also accepted in USD and GBP.
Payment by bank transfer or over homeaway payments. Please see the different cancellation policies for both payment methods.

•Maid service twice a week !
•Linnen and Beach towels included!
•King size double bed and sofa-bed
•Reserved Parking behind the property
•Children are welcome.
•Free WIFI
Cancellation -
HOMEAWAY PAYMENT RESERVATION:
Cancellation until 90 days prior to arrival: full refund
BANK TRANSFER RESERVATION:
By the Client: 8 weeks or earlier before your arrival, the deposit will be non-refundable. Less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival, the total cost of the accommodation will be non-refundable if we, the owners, are unable to recover the income by re renting.
Force Majeure - We are unable to accept responsibility for any aspect of your holiday arrangements beyond our control such as threats of war, civil commotion, riots, industrial disputes, earthquakes or natural disasters, government action or travel delays caused by any reason Subletting. The accommodation is provided for the sole use of the Clients named on the booking form. Subletting or assignment of the property is not permitted. Insurance - The Client is strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance for all members of the party.
Rental Period The rental period commences at 14.00hrs (2 PM) on the first day and ends at 10.00 hrs on the last day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Plaka in Crete

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 37 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , window
  • Floor tiled with natural marble, bathroom has a window with milk glass.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Large comfortable double bed constructed from local stone. Daybed 2m x 90cm which can be used as an additional bed or child-bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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