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Cretan Holiday Home In Mountain Village Near The Sea / Vakantiewoning Kreta

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Discover our very special 2 bedroom holiday Cottage for 1-5 persons in South East Crete, in a peaceful mountain village Agios Ioannis, on about a 15 minutes drive from the beach!

Comfort in a lovely restored Cretan house, enjoy the view over the mountains all the way to the sea from your bedroom and roofterras.

Lay-out ground floor: tiled enclosed (fenced) garden with garden furniture, entrance to fully equipped kitchen with cooker, washing machine, dishwasher; living room with sofa, armchair, tv (for dvd only) and fireplace; double bedroom with entrance to garden with sofa chair.

1st floor: bathroom with toilet and bath and sink, double bedroom with entrance to large roofterras.

More Details

Property Manager
Simon Coupe
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Simon Coupe

I'm Simon Coupe, we have 3 children and we live in the Netherlands.

Simon Coupe purchased this house in 2004

Why Simon Coupe chose Agios Ioannis

We love Crete and the town Agios Ioannis because of the peacefulness. The view from the terrace is magnificent. The south east of Crete is not so touristy as the North of Crete and there is a lot to explore. It is also known as the the most southern area of Europe.

What makes this house unique

Terrace, view, not many tourists around.

Guestbook comments from the manager

If you want to stay in a traditional Cretan property far from the madding crowd then I would highly recommend this place. The village of Agios Ioannis is set up in the hills a 15 minute drive from the coast. The village itself is a fascinating mix of very old traditional properties (some unoccupied) and tastefully restored holiday homes and it's well worth a wander round the narrow streets for a journey back in time. There is a taverna serving decent food and a music bar with fabulous views and buckets of character at the top end of the village. This setting was perfect for us as we wanted an authentic Cretan experience with space to relax but if you want a change of scene it's only a short drive down to the coast or to Irepetra where you'll find plenty of lively bars and restaurants.

The house itself is tastefully restored and provides everything you would need with domestic appliances, aircon to the master bedroom plus the most fantastic view over the hills down to the coast from the top terrace. Parking outside the property is not possible but it is only a couple of minutes walk up a steepish hill from where you can park.

This was our first visit to Crete and we liked the Island very much. We plan to go back and would stay here again. It is very much a house you would use as a base for exploring the Island or driving to one of the many fantastic beaches there are close by.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Agios Ioannis around the Lasithi

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath with handshower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Down stairs bedroom, 10 m2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Next to livingroom. Doors to terrace. Seperate single duvets
    Master bedroom, 11 m2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom next door. Doors to terrace. Single duvets.
  • Downstairs bedroom: double bed (160x200cm) and 1 sofachair suitable for child/teenager. First floor: airconditioned master bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) Single duvets provided. Mosquito nets provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Car is neccessary.


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Cretan Holiday Home In Mountain Village Near The Sea / Vakantiewoning Kreta
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 22 reviews

Cosy, well equipped and fully functional secluded Cretan cottage

  • 5 of 5

The 2 bedroom house was ideal for our off-season village base from which to explore south and west Crete by foot and car. The local people are very friendly, as were the cats and dogs which liked to greet us when parking the car! It was nice to have a bath (unusual in Crete) and the washing machine and dishwasher were good labour-saving devices. We did not need the tumble drier because there was enough sun every day to dry damp clothes and towels. The weather was warmer than expected and we had a number of days at the beach. It was good to have a choice of terrace areas to use at the house, with a range of furniture available. We used the log fire on a few cool evenings, which readily heated the house. The owners have proved very considerate and we shall certainly consider returning to this property for a subsequent stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty village retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the villa Coupe in the mountain village of Agios Ioannis. The views are spectacular and the small villa is comfortable and well equipped. The air conditioning unit in the upper bedroom was a bonus and led to good nights' sleep and having a dishwasher was also a real help. The house itself has been renovated tastefully, and has a lovely character - well shown in the photos so we were not disappointed: the description is very accurate. The downstairs terrace is a real haven with olive, fig, almond, cactus, vines and a delicious smelling jasmine - we really enjoyed having our lunch there after a morning on the beach. Walking in the mountains, easily accessed from the village, in the cooler evenings was a highlight, meeting only goats and sheep and their shepherd provided a good contrast to the busier coastline. The breathtaking views, the smell of wild herbs and the sound of goat bells were magical. We can recommend the local village taverna where we were served rabbit stew and further afield, the River restaurant in Agia Fotia was particularly good - a family taverna surrounded by roses and fruits with much of the food sourced from the family's own plot. The complementary walnut cake and raki at the end of the meal were delicious. We had a memorable holiday and can highly recommend the villa.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I could not describe it more accurately! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay!
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abseits des üblichen Tourismus

  • 5 of 5

Das Dorf ist halb verfallen aber das Haus ist liebevoll hergerichtet, mit allem Notwendigen ausgestattet und eine gute Basis für Touren in die Berge.

Abends kann man gemütlich am brennenden Kamin sitzen oder von der Terrasse aufs Meer schauen, wenn man nicht grade bei Dimitri oder Niko zum Abendessen ist. Strom und Wasser werden erfreulicherweise getrennt abgerechnet.

Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to hear you had a lovely stay!
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ABSOLUT EMPFEHLENSWERT! Vielen Dank Simon & Bettina Coupe und natürlich Sofia

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist sauber und absolut komfortabel. Die verschwitzte Wäsche ist schnell gewaschen, dank Waschmaschine/Trockner, ein riesiger Kühlschrank kühlt Feta, Ouzo und Co., sehr viele Handtücher und Bettzeug sorgen dafür, dass der Koffer leicht bei der Anreise bleiben kann und vollgepackt für die Abreise ;)

In dem Haus ist an alles gedacht worden. Es ist genauso gemütlich, wie auf den Fotos abgebildet - auf der Terrasse hat man einen super Blick ins Tal!

Die Lage ist schön, Das Dörfchen hat seinen eigenen Charme, das "fifty-five" sollte man UNBEDINGT besuchen.

Der Kontakt zur Hausherrin und zu Sofia, mit der man gerne einen Abend hätte verbringen wollen lief ausgezeichnet. Wir wurden abgeholt, überall eingewiesen und sehr freundlich beraten.


  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a great review! Thank you so much, also from Sofia! Kind regards, Bettina Coupe.
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the place is very beautiful, very quite

  • 5 of 5

the village, the house, the comfort - all together very beautiful - an all the people there very kind.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay with us!
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sehr schönes liebevoll hergerichtetes Ferienhaus in fast verlassenem Bergdorf

  • 3 of 5

Wir waren sehr zufrieden mit dem Ferienhaus, sehr schön hergerichtet und schöne Blicke ins Tal möglich. Leider war es sehr kalt während unseres Aufenthalts und wir konnten die Terasse kaum nutzen. Zum Glück gibt es einen Kamin, den wir ausgiebig nutzten.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Taverna Agios Ioannis
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Kakkos Bay
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £66.57
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.53

Price is including bedlinen and towels.
Price is excluding water (€ 2,50 per m³) and elektricity (€ 0,25 per kWh)
Te damage protection/deposit will be refunded within 10 days after departure. The use of water and electricity will be deducted of the damage protection/deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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