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Artist's studio/apartment in a traditional stone house near sea, sleeps 2-4

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Near sea, stunning view, terrace/balcony, 4 guests, air conditioning, WIFI

This unique, large and air-conditioned (50 Euro per week extra), self-catering Artist's Studio is located on the upper floor of a stylish, renovated stone house of the 19th century. The house offers a magnificent view of the Mirabello Bay and the Thripti mountains and it is located in the traditional village of Mavrikiano, only 5 minutes walk from the idyllic holiday resort of Elounda. The Artist's Studio offers a large living area with an open kitchen, separate bedroom, a gallery and a bathroom with shower. In total, the apartment sleeps 5. A terrace with barbecue and an additional balcony invites you to relax. The studio is tastefully furnished, with lots of attention to detail. It also offers an ideal space for artistic work - alone or for teaching small groups. The necessary facilities are provided. On request, the enclosed, romantic Mediterranean garden can be reserved for painting sessions.

Crete: Crete is the southern-most and largest of all the Greek islands and has a rich and varied history dating back to the Minoans- 2500BC. Due to it's location the island has had many different cultural influences- Minoan, Byzantine, Roman, Venetian, Turkish, many remains of which one can still see today, making Crete an exciting and fascinating place to explore. Its flora and countryside is also just as varied and is a paradise for those who love wild flowers or bird watching or exploring the wild and rugged mountains, pine forests, magical gorges, wandering around traditional villages or simply relaxing on one of the many blue flag beaches or less frequented secluded coves.

Agios Niklaos - a 15min drive - an attractive coastal town is the capital of the Lassithi prefecture has a port and marina, archaeological museum and offers splendid shopping and dining.

Mavrikiano: Mavrikiano is one of three villages that form Elounda. Built on a small hillock close to the sea and fishing harbour it overlooks the bay of Elounda The original village with Cretan cottages and charming traditional taverna lies just below the studio. Nowadays Luxury villas are scattered in and around the village.Elounda is an upmarket popular tourist resort with many luxury hotels in the vicinity. The pretty fishing harbour with it's brightly coloured boats is bordered by the main square surrounded by inviting tavernas serving traditional specialities and fresh fish. From here one can take a boat to the nearby island of Spinalonga -now a national monument famous for its Venetian fortress, Turkish architecture and short history as leper colony as depicted in the best-seller book 'The Island' .Elounda has supermarkets, banks , post, chemist, doctors, many places to walk on the flat or in the mountains, archaeological remains, beaches or the secluded coves.

Further details about the Studio: The studio itself contains a small, recently installed kitchen area with basic cooking facilities. There is also a sofa bed, large work tables, shelving, folders,easels, lighting and full air conditioning (50 Euros per wk extra) providing a perfect space for artists wishing to work alone or for teaching a small party of students. (further accommodation can be arranged in the vicinity)

For those holiday makers not requiring to work but to simply relax in comfortable surroundings with atmosphere and character this offers an ideal place.

The compact shower room/CW is adjacent to the entrance of the studio in a small entrance hall. Private parking is available in front of the house.

The English/Swiss owner lives on the ground floor and will be happy to give advice on painting locations and the sourcing of art materials locally.

The artist owner - Jane - can arrange to purchase or provide any special art materials required, provided these are available. The cost price of materials to be paid in advance by client.

More Details

Jane Vogas
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 July, 2018

About Jane Vogas

I renovated this house specifically with the idea in mind of creating the studio area to work and teach. Today I work in my ground floor flat and let others enjoy the studio and be inspired by it's unique ambience and superb views over the bay.

Why Jane Vogas chose Elounda

A holiday apartment with a difference. Quiet, spacious,close to the sea and the village, superb views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Elounda in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Gallery - 1 Double Bed
    Main room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , There is a surcharge of €10 for 5 guests
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Artist's studio/apartment in a traditional stone house near sea, sleeps 2-4
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Great location , lovely home in excellent town

  • 4 of 5

Thanks Jane

Great week had by the Willcox family. Glad we hired a car , saw some lovely places nearby . Loved elounda and the area . House was excellent with everything you need to hand , loved sitting on the balcony for breakfast and the outside area off the bedroom in the evening. Nice and windy , so not too warm but had the air con anyway which worked well at night

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alan. Thank you for your nice review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, it was nice to have you as guests. Jane
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Lovely quiet spot with fabulous views

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing stay at the Artist's Retreat. The views are phenomenal - not conducive to leaving the property! Fortunately it's only a 10 minute walk to the town and the beach for a refreshing swim. We enjoyed BBQing our tea with a mountain view, and hope to be back in future. Jen and Chris

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely having you as guests. So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much we enjoyed our stay

Magnificent views of Elounda Bay

'The Artists' Studio what a treat

Romantic, quirky, cosy so sweet

Top of the hill you stand so tall

It makes you appreciated life in all

The flowers, insects, birds and bees

Rustling leaves on pretty palm trees

Your walls I bet hide a story or two

Balcony views crystal waters so blue

Sound of the locals fill the air

Breathtaking views shed a tear

Morning sunshine fills your bed

'This is the life' it must be said

If you're lucky enough to rent this place

It'll deliver a smile upon your face

Adele & Brian Dunn 28/5 - 8/6/2012

Thank you so much for making our holiday a good one. Lady Jane who lives downstairs the owner of the Studio is ever so kind and she will wash your bed sheets, towels and beach towels (all of which are provided) as and when required, your own attire can be washed with the help of a washing machine in your studio. The bathroom is quaint with plenty of spare towels to dry yourself after a lovely hot shower everyday with a gismo showerhead that changes colour, blue when cold and red when hot, gadget but wise, this I rather liked. Good if you have children with you on your holiday, just shame they would spoil it as this place needs to be lied back and enjoyed. Ample cupboard space to hide toiletries and a shelf for your false teeth! Quirky little kitchen where everything had its place, condiments provided, two hob electric cooker, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, sandwich toaster, cutlery, pots and pans, everyday essentails under the sink, iron and ironing board. TV in bedroom with DVD player and plenty to watch also stereo in the lounge with plenty of CD's. Air conditioning with timer, fan & turbo boost facility (now an optional extra) worked a treat on those hot nights. Oh! & Thank you! for the complimentary Welcome bottle of wine & water with some bread & milk, nice touch. Would definately return one day even though I did leave some smalls in the laundry basket (how embarrassing) Cheers to a good life!!! x

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbe appartement avec vue panoramique

  • 5 of 5

Très bel appartement, plein de charme grâce à la belle décoration de la propriétaire peintre. Magnifique vue sur la baie d'Elounda grâce à un balcon et une terrasse où l'on peut manger.

Situé à moins de 15 minutes à pied du centre, parfait pour faire quelques courses. Très bon restaurant "The Hope" juste à côté.

Des rideaux occultants dans le séjour auraient été appréciables.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Françoise. Je suis heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour, c'était génial de vous accueillir en tant que clients. Salutations de Mavrikiano Jane
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  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes Ambiente mit super Aussicht

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Seele baumeln lassen

  • 4 of 5

Die Großzügigkeit des Raumes mit dem weiten Blick auf Bucht und Berge, die beiden Balkone und nicht zuletzt der Standort waren für mich ideale Voraussetzungen zur Entspannung. Das in unmittelbarer Nähe gelegene Restaurant Hope ist ein weiterer Standortvorteil.

Ein Ausflug in die Berge im Hinterland lohnt nicht nur wegen Fourni und des Restaurants Platanos dort.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Elounda (hotel)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

Located on a small hill close to the fishing port, Mavrikiano offers a unique view of the Mirabello Bay. Mavrikiano is part of Elounda, about 70 km East of Iraklio, the capital of Crete, and 12 km north of the nearest biggest city of Agios Nikolaos. The fishing port with its colourful boats is the centre of the popular holiday resort with numerous posh accommodations. Bordering is the main square, where plenty of taverns invite you to try local specialities and fresh fish. The small village offers shopping facilities, a bank, a post office, a pharmacy and medical care. It is also the ideal starting point for hiking tours and trips of any type. It is located between Elounda and Spinalonga Island - a former leper colony, which is known today because of the film version of the bestseller 'The Island' was shot here. Between Elounda and Spinalonga there is regular boat service. Pretty beaches and romantic bays invite you to unwind.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Klimaanlage kostet 50 Euro pro Woche zusätzlich

Owner'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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