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Spacious group of houses & apartments, peaceful view of sea and island, parking - Vaia Villa Asteria (Vaia Villas 5)

Bedrooms 2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights



Vaia Villa Asteria (Vaia Villas 5)

Independent house with large stone paved veranda, charcoal grill and oven, deck chairs and table. Main bedroom with double bed, closet, window and air conditioning, second bedroom with 2 single beds and air conditioning. Child's bed can be provided. WC with bath and shower. Living room with comfy couch, satellite TV and full kitchen and dining area with table and chairs. Dishwasher and washing machine for clothes. Private parking, large porch (20 m²). Situated above an olive grove just outside Mochlos village. Very peaceful, great views of sea and countryside. Pebble beach in village and other beaches within a short drive.

About the property

Vaia Villas

Vaia Villa’s houses and apartments are surrounded with flowers, herbs, and natural beauty, and located in a peaceful, clean area with private parking. With a coffee or beer on the shaded front porches, you will enjoy watching the sunrise and sunset, the beautiful reds and purples colouring the cliffs on the opposite side of the bay. Fresh air and sea breezes, and perhaps a walk in the hills, will awaken your appetite for a dinner of fresh fish and locally grown vegetables at one of the village tavernas. Some of the best fish in Greece is caught by local fishermen. If you are an early riser, you may even see your dinner arriving! Several beaches, some pebble and some sand, offer places to swim or relax near the village. Special celebrations take place in the village at Easter time and you are welcome to join in. The people are very friendly and the village offers much hospitality all year round. In the fall, olives and grapes are harvested and oil and raki (the local spirit) is made.

Eleanor Huffman
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

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Rates include towels and sheets and final cleaning. A 1/4 deposit is required to reserve the property.


Accommodation and facilities for Vaia Villa Asteria (Vaia Villas 5)in Sitia in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Vaia Villa Asteria (Vaia Villas 5)
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

a comfortable holiday home at a very nice place

  • 4 of 5

The house was completly equipped and clean and the manager visited us sometimes to ask for questions. The view to the ocean was wonderful.

But it was absolutly necessary to rent a car to go to the beach or other places.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I welcome suggestions for the house in order to make it always more comfortable for our guests. I do recommend a car; Mochlos is off the beaten track and that is an essential part of its charm!
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Perfekter Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Eine wunderschöne Unterkunft mit Blicks auf Meer und das wunderschöne Mochlos. Alles vorhanden was man braucht.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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In Ordnung

  • 3 of 5

Die Vermieterin stammt aus Großbritannien und spricht fließend englisch.

Wir hatten die Villa Vaia 5. Sie befindet sich an einem Hang. Der Ausblick auf das Meer, Küste und Landschaft ist sehr schön.

Nicht ganz so toll ist, dass die Beschreibung sich auf alle Ferienhäuser der Vermieterin bezieht. Die abgebildeten Fotos sind ein Mix von allen Wohnungen. Die Bildunterschriften verheimlichen zwar nicht, welche Villa abgebildet ist, aber man sollte konkret darauf achten. Wir hatten nicht ganz darauf geachtet, hatten viele schöne Bilder gesehen und waren dann etwas überrascht...

Nichts destotrotz war das Ferienhaus in Ordnung. Mit seinen ca. 50..55m² (mit der Größe bin ich mir jetzt nicht sicher) nicht allzu groß, aber für 3 bis 4 Personen absolut ausreichend.

Wohnzimmer und Küche sind ein Raum und wirken auf dem Foto subjektiv größer als tatsächlich, aber trotzdem ausreichend. In der Küche waren auch alle wichtigen Geräte - Backofen, Herd (von 4 Kochfeldern funktionierten 3), Wasserkocher, Kaffeemaschine, Toaster, Kühlschrank mit Kühlfach und Geschirrspülmaschine.

Gewöhnungsbedürftig war allerdings die Position des Geschirrspülers - direkt an einem an der Arbeitsplatte in den Raum ragenden kleinen Tisch mit 2 Barhockern, so dass man sich beim Befüllen und Entleeren bücken und teilweise verrenken musste.

Gut fanden wir, dass es im Schrank eine Grundausstattung an Salz und Gewürzen gab.

Weniger gut, aber durchaus händelbar, waren kleine Ameisen auf der Küchenarbeitszeile. Es galt also diese immer sauber zu halten. Schneidebrett und Olivenöl und ähnliches konnten wir aufhängen und somit in Sicherheit bringen.

In beiden Schlafzimmern waren Klimaanlagen. An allen Fenstern waren Fliegengitter und Fensterläden.

Man kann am Haus parken.

Wir hatten immer W-LAN.

Wer es braucht, ein kleines TV-Gerät mit Satellitenempfang war auch vorhanden. Allerdings auf DEUTSCH nur ZDF und Deutsche Welle...

Zu Beginn waren wir etwas irritiert, weil es nicht ganz unseren Vorstellung im Vorfeld entsprach. Aber wir haben den Urlaub im Ferienhaus trotzdem sehr genießen können.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Bellissimo posto. Visita magnifica. Silenzioso. Proprietaria gentilissima. Per chi vuole vacanza relax è il posto ideale.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille! Spero che tu abbia una buona estate.
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Très bonne adresse. A retenir.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances. Logement très sympa et très bien situé. A l'écart du village, dans les hauteurs à flanc de montagne. Vue imprenable sur la baie et les montagnes avoisinantes. Très paisible et sauvage. Nous reviendrons.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Very nice hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a perfect 2 weeks summer vacation with our 2 kids (5 and 8 years)

The terrasse was our Dining-, Living- and kids-play-spot and we found in the apartment everything we needed for our stay.

Eleanor and her Family are nice hosts and they did check in with us on a regular basis.

You need a car but then you are in the perfect spot to explore the East of Crete. We very much enjoyed the beach of Tholos which is a 15 minutes drive. Mochlos has a few nice tavernas and a small Minimarket for the daily needs.

We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Philipp, I enjoyed meeting you and your family! All the best, Eleanor
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Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Agios Nikolaos
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
National Highway
Car: necessary

Mochlos is a small fishing village with several taverns and several small shops. Remains of a Bronze age town are visible on the island opposite the town. In the sea near the village, fish tanks dating to the Roman era are visible. During the summer months, archaeologists conduct an excavation on the island, providing more information on the local history, which goes back almost continuously for over 4000 years! Special celebrations are held at Easter and you are welcome to participate. Olives and grapes are harvested in the fall, and then the production of oil and raki, the locally manufactured liquor, begins. Be sure to sample the oil, the raki, and don't forget the local red wine!

Other Activities: Diving is available at a nearby hotel (25 min. away) and golf is available at the new course near Hersonissos (40 min away).


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