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Stunning, Spacious Penthouse

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Huge private roof terrace with Hot Tub, and spectacular sea views.

'The Loft' is a truly amazing penthouse. It is totally unique, and designed to a luxurious specification. With two en-suite bedrooms, a magnificent 100m2 private roof terrace with hot tub, stunning sea & mountain views, and huge shady balcony spanning the entire width of the property, it is the premium property in Makrigialos. The only 90m2 penthouse at Bayview, it accommodates up to six comfortably. The master double bedroom with en-suite, the second double/twin bedroom with en-suite, with another full-size double fold-down bed built-in to the living room wall. Both bedrooms have fully independent air conditioning, as does the enormous open plan living and dining area. The entire property has been fitted out to the highest standards with marble floors, travertine & glass surfaces, and has a contemporary, design led interior. Every attention to detail has been paid to make this stunning property the epitome of luxury accommodation. The kitchen includes a dishwasher & washing machine, and of course coordinating appliances and fittings. The main balcony is fully furnished with stylish furniture & is fronted by a glass balustrade that maximises the incredible views from the main living area and the master bedroom. The second bedroom has it's own private balcony, and there is another balcony from the kitchen. The roof terrace has been fully furnished to offer an enormous private area for sunbathing, dining, relaxing, and of course enjoying the hot tub. Sitting in the hot tub at night, with a cool drink, looking over the sea and mountains is magical. The living area has a flat screen LED TV with X-Box, Apple TV box (for you to use your own Netflix, etc account) and a large library of current DVD's. Bring your iPod or iPhone as there is an iPod dock music system (you'll need your own converter for an iPhone 5). Both bedrooms have hair dryers, and stylish beach towels are included to save weight and space in your suitcases.

Steve & Julie Philpot
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018

About Steve & Julie Philpot

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 Loft has always and will always be to offer our guests the highest standard of luxury rental accommodation that we look for ourselves whenever we travel. We take great pride in what we offer to our clients and we strive to present the property to the highest possible standard. The Loft showcases my passion for interior design, and is very much our house in Makrigialos as well as a property available for rent, which is why it has been designed to be luxurious & individual, and not a generic rental property.

Steve & Julie Philpot purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Steve & Julie Philpot chose Lasithi

The Loft is the second of our properties at Lagada Resort. We bought a Townhouse in 2009 that we also offer for rent. Because of it's success we wanted the opportunity to offer the most prestigious property at Lagada Resort nd we hope we have achieved this. The reasons we chose to own property here are simply that Makrigialos is a truly magical place; the views from our properties are just unbelievable; and the combination of style and available amenities offered us everything we wanted for ourselves and our guests.

What makes this apartment unique

The Loft is the only property of it's type at Lagada Resort, in size, layout, and finish. The roof terrace has to be seen to be appreciated, even after you have seen the photographs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The images on the website raised our expectations, which is always a danger, however we were certainly not disappointed, the apartment was exactly how it looks fantastic! The kids especially liked the swimming pools!

Booking the appt with Steve and Julie was a breeze, they were both very responsive and helpful.

Makrigialos itself is a great location, not too touristy but still enough bars and restaurants to ensure you can eat and drink at a different place every night if you want to. We especially liked Olympio bar for lunch or to use the beach facilities, diskari beach and taverna for a day at the beach with hammocks and both dragons cave and Petra bay were our favourite restaurants, but its fair to say we didn't have a bad experience anywhere.

Overall a great holiday, we will be back.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on Lasithi on Crete

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bedroom En-Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sylish, open plan en-suite layout
    Bedroom 2 En-Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Glass shower enclosure with rain-shower
    Guest WC - Toilet , Guest WC with wash hand basin.
  • Contemporary fittings with marble and tiled surfaces, and rain showers. Both en-suite bathrooms have individually colour coordinated towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Open plan en-suite layout with balcony & sea views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , En-suite bedroom with private balcony to rear
  • Both bedrooms have air conditioning, plenty of wardrobe space, hair dryers, and coordinating towels and linen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The 'Lagada Cafe' is an on site cafe at Lagada Resort serving food, beer, wine, good coffee, for consumption at the cafe, around the pools, or for take-away. Open during the peak season, it is a lovely place to relax and socialise. The management company at Lagada Resort offer a very good value, pre-bookable airport transfer service. Please contact us if you wish would like details. Additionally, a bookable shuttle car service is available from the resort to and from Makrigialos town in the evenings.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Breathtaking - we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Loft. The photographs do not do the penthouse justice. It is beautifully presented and well maintained throughout. The inside living space is luxurious and spacious with everything we needed for our stay. The balcony on the first floor has very comfortable and modern seating, overlooking the pool and the sea. The rooftop, however, has the wow factor with more seating areas, a BBQ, sun loungers and a hot-tub. The kids squealed with delight when they first saw the rooftop. The Loft is situated in a small, quiet complex about 5 to 10 minutes drive from the small town of Makrigialos. The nearest beach is only 10 minutes walk away but it's worth the 20 minute walk to Green Beach (Diaskari) where there is a wonderful taverna with sun-loungers and hammocks. The grounds of the complex are very well maintained and the pools are wonderful. There is a small bar which has a friendly, relaxing atmosphere and is a lovely place to have a coffee or a glass of wine. The complex is managed by Areti and her team who could not have been more welcoming and friendly. One of our holiday highlights was kayaking with Antonis (who also works in the bar). He took us to the most wonderful, secluded beaches where we enjoyed a picnic he had prepared. I'd thoroughly recommend this. We absolutely loved our first experience of Greece - Crete is stunning, the food is delicious but the people are what made it for us. We never return to the same place twice but we may well make an exception!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you & your family enjoyed your stay at The Loft Lorna. I will specifically pass on your kind comments & thanks to Areti & her team. We hope to welcome you back soon. Thanks Steve & Julie
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The Loft, Lagada Bay - Beautiful, inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

Everything in this property on the inside and outside has been beautifully thought out. Steve and Julie have created a space that is stylish and luxurious but comfortable with everything you could need. The private roof terrace is amazing with comfy seating, fab views and of course the hot tub! As we were very early in the season the pool was a little chilly so the hot tub was great to jump in and warm up after a dip. The Loft is clean and well kept, the beds were the most comfortable we've ever had on holiday, the wi-fi was great and all the kitchen equipment was in good order.

Booking with Steve and Julie was stress free and Areti the complex manager was friendly and helpful and on hand to help with advice on everything from where to eat or directions.

The complex itself is also beautifully maintained with lovely planting, gorgeous pools and the lovely new Lagada Bay cafe.

There is a beach two minutes walk away and the locals bars and restaurants that we tried were all great, very friendly and tasty food.

We wouldn't hesitate to stay in The Loft again and would recommend it to anyone. Looking forward to visiting again soon :)

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We are always delighted when our guests enjoy their stays. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Another fantastic break at The Loft

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent another luxurious break at this stunning apartment. This time we were accompanied by our 16 year old daughter. She was immediately impressed by the beautiful interior of the apartment and was especially pleased with the addition of Apple TV which kept her entertained throughout our stay. Rosemary was lovely as usual it was so nice to have such a lovely warm welcome from her. She is very approachable and close at hand to offer any assistance required. It was nice to return to the local shops and taverns to find the local people were just as warm and welcoming and many of the villagers remembered us from last year. The only request we would make is for the bean bags on the roof terrace to be replaced. The sun had taken its toll on them and they had burst just prior to our arrival, we really missed them as we found them much more comfortable than the loungers for sun bathing on the roof terrace. We will definitely return for another relaxing holiday at this 5 star apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your most recent stay. We hope to see you again soon. We are considering looking at different types of outdoor beanbags for next season on the roof terrace as everyone seems to like them!
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment looked lovely in the photos and lived up to our expectations. the furnishings are all of excellent quality and very tasteful. It is certainly an apartment with a lot of style and was a pleasure to return to after a long hard day on the beach. The town is about a 5 min easy drive away and there were plenty of restaurants to choose from. The beach was good with nice sunbeds and wine delivered to you from the nearest restaurant while you sunbathed - perfect :-) The communication process in booking our holiday was painless and efficient...We would recommend The Loft to anyone looking for a bit of luxury...!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Loft lived up to all of our expectations and more. From the information and photos pre booking and arranging the holiday, to our arrival and subsequent weeks holiday everything was exactly as outlined and expected.

The apartment is spacious, stunning and well equipped. It is really accessible and has fantastic views and awesome evening sunsets from the roof terrace. So much so that we spent every evening cooking and enjoying the roof facilities to the full.

The apartment is ideally located for the surrounding coastline and some great little coves and beaches and we were very sad to leave having had a fantastic weeks break and look forward to a future visit.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the lovely comments. We are delighted you had an enjoyable holiday, and would love to welcome you back in the future. Julie and Steve.
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Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the loft was an absolute pleasure. Julie's interior design decor and furnishing is excellent, the photographs do not do this home justice. The apartment is spacious and very comfortable and everything is of a high standard. The roof terrace is enormous with luxurious touches such as the hot tub, barbecue, giant bean bags and amazing views. The complex is peaceful, you need a car to get to the town. There are 2 almost empty beaches on your doorstep and a busier one in town.

We visited the restaurants Steve and Julie recommended and found the food to be of a good standard.

The support Steve and Rosemary provided was second to none and we would have no hesitation in recommending the beautiful accommodation for a truly luxurious holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Loft and for your very kind comments. We would be delighted to welcome you both back again in the future. Julie and Steve.
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended

During the peak season the on-site 'Lagada Cafe-Bar' serves food & drinks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just coffee, beer, wine & cocktails throughout the day.

On the South East coast of Crete, with a mountain backdrop, Makrigialos benefits from a micro-climate 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment on Lasithi, Greece

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Season
1 Dec 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season 2018
26 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Season 2018
6 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Season 2018/19
1 Dec 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Deposits are non-refundable, but in the event that you have to cancel, you may be able to reclaim this on your holiday or travel insurance.
The advertised rates are subject to change at our discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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