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Richard and Charlotte Brady

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French

Penthouse apartment, private roof garden, sea views, Crete

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Makris Gialos - Penthouse Apartment Crete

Modern, 1 bed sleeps 3, near Makryiaglos, air-con, internet, roof garden

1 Bed Penthouse apartment 250m to beach, 2km from pretty fishing village of Makryiaglos, S. East Crete. Balconies to front & rear & one of only a few large roof gardens on the resort, with seating area, sunbeds, table & chairs etc. Good sized double bed, lots of fitted wardrobe space. Apartment has air conditioning, internet access, dishwasher, TV, DVD, fridge-freezer, cooker, microwave etc, with solar glazed windows & mosquito nets, providing all that you need for a relaxing holiday or romantic break. We also have a sofa bed available. The Bay View Resort is very attractive with swimming pools & other facilities, creating a friendly, community feel. There is car parking & BBQ area to the rear of the apartment & all around are landscaped gardens with seating areas & a stone amphitheatre, with beautiful views of the sea & mountains. Makryiaglos means 'Long Beach' in Greek, the blue flag beach stretches for several kms past a small marina, tavernas, restaurants, shops, hotels, gym and spa.

What is there to do nearby?: Dependent upon your preferences, you can relax by the pool or on the roof garden, or take the short walk down to the beach. You can walk or drive to Makryiaglos and try out their 'long beach' or visit one of the many small restaurants along the shoreline or near the fishing port. There are a few lively bars and Tavernas in Makryiaglos in the evening, or you may chose to visit one of the many restaurants all within a few minutes of Bay View. Nearby towns of Sitia and Ierapetra can be reached within 30 mins and have shopping and nightlife to suit most tastes. The hills and mountains are beautiful and great for walking, cycling or climbing. You can go fishing, sailing, snorkelling, jet-skiing or play golf on the island, or just drive around exploring the many villages, towns, ancient ruins or beaches. You can take a ferry from Ierapetra to the beautiful unspoilt Chrissi Island, which is a tropical paradise. The Mikri Polis Hotel in the town has a gym, spa and restaurants available to use.

Take a look at this short video of Lagada Bay Resort


Bayview Resort Crete is registered under number 1040K123K3018001 at the Greek National Organisation of Tourism.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard and Charlotte Brady (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great stay in the beautifully furnished apartment, equipped with everything you need. The roof terrace is definitely a plus, pillows, incidentally, were reupholstered. , Good communication with the landlord, fast remittance of the deposit, everything was great! 'll Be back! Dennis and Sofia
Jul 2014
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based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Penthouse apartment, private roof garden, sea views, Crete
average rating of 4.4375 based on 17 reviews

Very good

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely, modern apartment and worth a stay. There were a few teething issues including the management not knowing we were coming so the places wasn't ready, but they worked hard and fast to sort it for us which was great. The fly screen had a big tear in it as well, which I reported and it was replaced by the time we got back from the beach, which was really impressive. I also had to ask the gardener in some classic greklish and hand waving to stop using the hedge trimmer at 7am on the first morning but we were assured it wasn't going to happen again!

The flat can get very hot as the air con struggles to keep the bedroom cool and the wind is strong enough that leaving doors open is a bit impractical, but it isn't the end of the world.

Everything provided for, grounds and pools in very good condition so thoroughly recommended. The rooftop terrace is a wonderful spot to go have breakfast or evening drinks. The German neighbours thought it was ok to lie out on all day as well but I couldn't take the heat!

One note, not that I'm a prude, but the nearby beach is a nudist-friendly beach. Just a heads up.

There is both a great tavern and a fantastic restaurant nearby which are awesome and too far away from the town to keep the England football supporters away and we revisited both. Also, a little old lady down the road sells fresh vegetables straight from the farm and they are both delicious and insanely cheap. Make sure you take plenty of change though, she won't be breaking notes...

Thanks for a lovely holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Great apartment in a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 9 days in August 2015 - fantastic!

We were a group of three adults. The apartment is small but we were prepared for close quarters and it is beautifully maintained with air con and a hot shower - always good! On top of that, we felt spoilt to have the balcony with it's stunning views of the coast (especially at sunset every day) and the roof terrace! The roof terrace adds an extra special something; we enjoyed an evening drink up there and late-night star-gazing... Very memorable. On top of these features, the resort of Bay View is great. It's pleasant, well-kept and the two swimming pools were a highlight. It was never very crowded while we were there so we enjoyed relaxing on sun loungers by the pool and enjoying the peaceful surroundings. The team at Bay View were a always helpful, particularly Areti, the manager there. She was always willing to offer help and answer questions. The town of Makriagialos was also just right for our type of holiday - just a short drive away and next to a stunning long sandy beach. We spent alternate days at beach or pool! There are a number of lovely restaurants on the front and round the bay where we enjoyed the freshly caught fish and traditional Greek dishes. All in all a very relaxing and memorable holiday. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and kind words, we're delighted that you had a great time and would love to have you as our guest again in the future.
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clean, nice decor, just right size for a couple

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was nice and clean and just what we needed, some may find it too small but for us it was a brilliant base to explore crete from. Managment on site were very helpfull too. For us the best beach was near dragons cave, beautifull sand and privacy, if you want a taverna and sunbed though its not the place. The gorges around are beautifull and make good walks. Walking up to pefki and eating lunch at the taverna there was one of our best days. Restraunts I recommend are the dragons cave, the one in pefki, and the olive tree in the harbour of makrygialos which is owned by the same guy who owns the one in pefki. One day we travelled to vai, I geard alot about how nice a beach it was, I wasn't impressed, I thought the beaches around makrygialos were better. The sand was course and hurt your feet and it was too far just to see some palm trees. All In all we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Bayview.
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gemütlicher Urlaub

  • 4 of 5

Schöne Ferien in einem fast makellosen "Resort".

Wenn man das Glück hat und ein Appartement mit Dachterrasse ergattern kann dann wird man schöne Stunde Abends verbringen können.

Alles in allem war Preisleistungsverhältnis überragend ohne gross ins Detail zu gehen.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased that you had a great time and you are welcome back at any time. Kind regards Richard and Charlotte Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Worte, wir freuen uns, dass Sie eine tolle Zeit, und Sie sind willkommen zurück zu jeder Zeit. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Richard und Charlotte
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Small but comfortable with fantastic views.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the apartment for 2 weeks along with our teenage son. The apartment has everything you need for a self catering holiday and although the living room is quite small, the outdoor areas more than compensate with a balcony, with table and six chairs and roof terrace with comfortable seating area and another dining table and chairs. The views over the bay from the roof terrace are stunning at all times of day and evening. The bedroom is a decent size with plenty of storage space but was extremely hot during our stay, even with the large fan provided. There is air conditioning in the living room, it would have been nice to have in bedroom too. The pools are a good size and there are plenty of sun beds around them.

We never attempted to walk into Makrygialos in the evenings as the road from the apartments to the start of the resort was unlit with no pavement. We had a car during our stay but there are local taxis to visit the resort if required.

The main resort had a good selection of restaurants and bars and the beach was a great place to spend the daytime.

Overall we had an enjoyable, relaxing holiday and would recommend Bayview.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we're pleased that you had an enjoyable time and hope to see you again.
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Perfect holiday in Makrigialos

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here at the end of July ( I know, a bit slow to write the review!). We had an amazing week here and the Penthouse was perfect for our needs. The view from the rooftop is fabulous with a unspoilt sea view. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed breakfast every morning on the balcony. It's tastefully decorated inside and the complex itself is obviously well managed. The site managers were very helpful too. The pools were lovely and the gardens well kept. The town was really nice and friendly and we particularly loved the meals we had at a Dragons Cave (we went 3 times!). Will definitely return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Dragon's Cave is one of our favourites too! We hope that you will stay with us again, we are building up a number of people who stay with us regularly. Best wishes Richard and Charlotte Brady
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Sunwing Hotel
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Car: recommended

14 P is a one bedroom penthouse apartment on the Bay View Resort just outside the small fishing village of Makrygialos Crete. The village has shops, restaurants and tavernas and a delightful marina, which is in regular use with locals and tourists alike. The apartment has superb sea and mountain views and is just a short 250 m walk to the sandy beach. 14 P is fully furnished with modern appliances and necessary air-conditioning, with balconies to the front and rear and a large roof terrace overlooking the whole resort and nearest swimming pool. The resort has two pools and places to sit and relax outside. The area of Makryiaglos is tranquil and authentic and whilst there are plenty of bars and tavernas, this is not the place for wild partygoers! The surrounding area is ideal for sunbathing, relaxing, mountain-biking, hiking, fishing or rock climbing. Views are breathtaking all around this part of Crete and deserted beaches are easily found, with delightful places to swim in the shallow warm sea.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcyWIifbpHQ

Bayview Resort Crete is registered under number 1040K123K3018001 at the Greek National Organisation of Tourism

Video: Ihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZK_H4lZ14w


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Makris Gialos, Lassithi

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £68

15% Discount for bookings of two weeks or more. So in peak times €455 p/wk x 2 wks is reduced to €775 in total. (€386 equivalent p/wk). This offer is not available with any other offers.

25% deposit required to reserve, full payment required prior to arrival date.

Welcome pack available for your arrival for a small additional cost

Airport transfer can be organised for an addition charge

25% of the total payment required to reserve the apartment. The full remaining balance including security deposit 6 weeks prior to arrival. Security deposit refunded after successful stay with us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Makris Gialos in Crete

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern shower, wc and sink unit with mirror and cabinets.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedroom is large enough to accomodate a baby's cot or a camp-bed. Large fitted wardrobes and double bed. There is a balcony from the bedroom and the apartment has air-conditioning and fitted with solar glazed glass. We can provide a sofa bed for the lounge area if required. There is a TV and DVD in the bedroom with satellite reception and internet connection.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Wi-fi available across the Bay View resort, also broadband connection via ethernet cable provided. See this link for video of the resort. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcyWIifbpHQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYqvdJ2f5tY

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