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Stunning villa with pool; sea and mountain views; 5 mins from beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Self catering, 2 bedroom, luxury accommodation in the village of Makrigialos

(Greek EOT Licence Number MHTE 1040K91003096301)

Luxury 2 bedroom villa with shared floodlit pool, within a gated site ideal for a relaxing, restful holiday. Villa has sea and/or mountain views from 3 balconies. The ground floor offers kitchen/dining area, with secluded patio and garden for atmospheric dining, 1 twin bedded room, house bathroom with bath,shower and toilet. The 1st floor double bedroom with balcony, overlooks the gardens and swimming pool and has ensuite shower and toilet facilities. The large lounge and balcony with views towards the village and harbour of Makrigialos are also on the 1st floor. The spacious 2nd floor secluded roof terrace with pergola and sunloungers offers stunning mountain views. All rooms are fitted out to a very high standard and the main rooms are air- conditioned. The large communal pool with sun loungers is set amidst beautiful grounds and gardens areas. Car parking area.

The village of Makrigialos: Makrigialos nestles in its own bay on the south coast of Crete, 30 minutes drive from Ierapetra. The drive along the coastline is dotted with unspoilt villages and secluded bays. The walk from the villa at one end of the village along the beach and promenade to the picturesque harbour at the other, passes a number of restaurants, waterside tavernas fronting the blue flag beach. Makrigialos itself is a lively, yet unspoilt, typical Greek village boasting some fine tavernas and shops.

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Wendy and Phil Kershaw
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Wendy and Phil Kershaw

After many years working in banking and education, we now both work for Christians against Poverty, a nationwide charity helping those in debt, poverty, stuck in addiction or looking for work, to find hope.

Our 4 grown up children have all left home, all have successful careers, 3 of them being married with families of their own.

We live in Yorkshire on the edge of Ilkley Moor, in a wonderful part of the country.

Wendy and Phil Kershaw purchased this villa in 2008

Why Wendy and Phil Kershaw chose Lassithi

Makrygialos is a tranquil, typical yet unspoilt Greek village. Makrygialos means 'long beach' and it certainly has a long sandy beach perfect for families and those wanting a lazy holiday. In less than 10 minutes, you can stroll to the beach or eat at a different taverna each night and never be disappointed. Venture into the mountains to find the most wonderful secluded villages each with their own taverna serving fresh produce.

What makes this villa unique

Rosemary and Niko, our site managers live next door so are always on hand. Whether you are a family or two couples, the layout of our house allows a good degree of privacy, with one bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and the other bedroom and en-suite on the first floor, as well as the dining kitchen leading onto the patio and garden. Our house offers views one way, of the sea and wonderful views of the mountains in the other direction. The well maintained pool is the centrepiece of the small, private complex of just 20 houses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have returned from Grapevines having had a wonderful time. Your house was just perfect! We were so comfortable, had everything we needed and felt extremely lucky. Rosemary of course was a star. What lovely people she and Nico are. We certainly hope to return and especially feel I would be fine there on my own. We caught up with old friends. Our daughter was thrilled with the pool as she is training for a triathlon. Thank you - with love
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Makry Gialos in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Towels are provided and can be changed mid week for a small charge paid locally.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The accommodation can sleep up to 6 in double, twin and sofa bed. Bedroom 1 has en suite shower room. A child cot is available. The twin bedded room is alongside the house bathroom on the ground floor and the double bedroom is on the first floor with a balcony overlooking the pool area. Bedding is changed mid-week.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels are provided. Mid week change of all bed linen and towels is available for a small charge paid locally. On site support from staff.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Stunning villa with pool; sea and mountain views; 5 mins from beach
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 16 reviews

Very nice holiday home with a large and clean pool

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this holiday villa was really great and we enjoyed it very much. The house is located close to nice restaurants and different shops in Makrigialos. We also loved to have our breakfast at the house terrace each morning and our kids enjoyed the nice and clean pool. Rosemary provided us with all needed and helpful information about the house and the infrastructure. It was very convenient to have a private parking lot nearby. Everything went very well and we were completely satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. So glad you enjoyed your holiday in October - it's one of our favourite times to visit. And yes it's so good having Rosemary, our site manager, so close at hand to help guests settle in and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you back to our house sometime soon. Wendy and Phil
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Extremely modern with every home fom home comforts

  • 5 of 5

On arrival Rosemary always greets you with a lovely warm welcome and shows you to your villa. The car hire can be arranged through Wendy and Phil the owners and the motor plan guy is there at arrivals with your name written on who then shows you to the car for a very simple handover. The villa is absolutely gorgeous with 3 floors including a roof terrace and two lovely sized bedrooms including a double en suite and a living area with sofa bed should you need it. Every home from home appliance is available for you to use including a washing machine toaster and microwave and there is a small supermarket 1 min away. The main supermarket is 10 mins drive but there is also a butchers and green grocers in Makigialos within walking distance. Even in low season there are still plenty of restauarants to use within walking distance plus the Rock Bar which is just on the beach and run by an extremely friendly English couple where you can just relax looking out to the sea or chat to the customers whilst having a drink. We didn't use the car this time as there is everything you need close by including a beautiful gorge walk up into the village of Pefki, its a bit of a trek but a couple of Tavernas await you at the top! This is my 3rd visit and I absolutely love it and plan to visit again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachel, for your great review. So glad you enjoyed another holiday in Makrygialos. We have walked the gorge to Pervolakia , ending up in the taverna there. Planning to walk the gorge to Pefki next time. Look forward to welcoming you back next year. Wendy and Phil
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All round fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa was clean, spacious and in lovely surroundings. Close to local restaurants, small supermarkets and other individual shops. Several beaches close by all very clean. The manager was always close by in case you needed anything and the communication between me and the owners was very good.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. It's always lovely to read that our guests have enjoyed all that Makrygialos has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Relaxing Holiday

  • 4 of 5

The holiday and villa were fantastic. The hire car was arranged by the owners and was waiting for us at the airport. It took 2 hours to drive to Makrygialos having arrived late in the evening, but it was worth it in the morning to see the lovely pool and sea. Rosemary and Nico were very helpful and always available for questions/advice. The villa had everything we needed, balconies to every aspect, and very necessary air-conditioning. The pool and garden surrounds were immaculate, with plenty of room and sun loungers for everyone. There is a huge variety of tavernas to eat, and we particularly enjoyed lunch in the taverna on the more remote Green Beach. Plenty of interesting places to visit, even a trip just behind the villa to the mountains around Pefki in search of an exciting cave made for a great morning in cooler air!

Very relaxing holiday and lots of fun. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted our villa provided you with everything you wanted for your relaxing holiday. Quality and comfort in fantastic surroundings is exactly the holiday experience we aim to provide, thank you.
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Lovely, modern, well looked after apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is modern, well designed and spacious - perfect for our family of 5. There were all the facilities you could wish for, TV, DVD, washing machine as well as very well appointed kitchen. Rosemary, who manages the complex was very friendly and helpful and quickly sorted out any minor issues.

The children loved the proximity to the shared pool - which was a great size and never too busy. And it was a short walk to the nearest beach, and a short drive to plenty of other beaches. The apartment is on the fringe of Magrikialos, this is a family resort, no rowdy nightclubs or bars but loads of great restaurants to choose from. We really enjoyed the feel of Magrikialos, and its impressive mountain backdrop. The gorge walks up to the mountain villages were another highlight of the stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. It's wonderful when others appreciate all that Makrygialos has to offer, they way we do. So glad you enjoyed your stay and that all the family found lots to do. Wendy and Phil
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Home from home but with the sun!

  • 5 of 5

We had 11 days at Grapevines. First impressions apart from it being hot, was the site was very clean and tidy. The apartment was all what you expect - clean, airy, loads of equipment, towels provided so you didnt have to pack, etc. Rosemary looked after us and was very attentive. We had two power issues but both resolved in a flash(excuse the pun) by Rosemary. The area is fantastic for all ages, and the large pool catered for all, and well looked after. All the restaurants serve similar and all very reasonable. Our favourites were the Olive Tree near the harbour (great service, biggest pork chop you will ever see) and the Dragons Cave. You must get there just before sunset as we did and you will be treated to a fantastic view. The food is all home grown. We fully enjoyed our holiday and have already recommended it to our friends. Thanks Wendy. Chris & Sue Crompton, Somerset, England

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday in our house. It's a real blessing to have Rosemary on site to deal with anything that crops up. Thank you for recommending us and our house to your friends. Best regards Wendy and Phil
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended

Makrigialos is a tranquil village, surrounded by historical, cultural and natural wonders ideal for couples and families. Bars, restaurants, tavernas front the blue flag beach and the harbour area. In June, the town hosts the prestigious Casa dei Mezzo music festival.

Water sports inc. pedal boats, jet-skis, fishing boat charters and excursions to the nearby uninhabited island of Koufonisi are available during the summer.

Places to visit include a number of Roman and Minoan ruins; The Kapsa Monastery, 6km along the coast near the spectacular Pervolakia gorge; the mountain villages of Pefki, Agios Stefanos and Pervolakia; the protected gorge of Aspro Potamus; the Butterfly gorge, a 4.5 km walk from Koutsouras; Sitia, with its pleasant sea front lined with cafes and tavernas, a harbour, and the Roman Fort; Ierepetra boasts the longest beach on Crete, has a museum and the remains of a Venetian fort on the quay; Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, and Spinalonga Island are within easy reach.

Other Activities: visits to historical sites; monasteries; Gorge walking,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Makry Gialos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
14 Mar 2017 - 15 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 May 2017 - 26 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
5 Sep 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Oct 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

N.B. Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
A deposit of 20% is required to secure your booking with the balance payable no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Please note: if the dates you require are already booked then please contact us as there are other similar properties available.
SPECIAL OFFER: Book for 2 weeks and receive 10% discount on 2nd week price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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