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

Bedrooms 2
Space 80 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Thermos Flask
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

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 Lassithi

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 Mavrikiano in Agios Nikolaos Municipality

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • smoking allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Artist's studio/apartment in a traditional stone house near sea, sleeps 2-4
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews


  • 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: Jun 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
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Ein wunderschöner Fleck auf Erden

  • 5 of 5

Das Artist Studio lässt keine Wünsche offen. Die Aussicht ist phänomenal, das Studio sehr liebevoll und praktisch eingerichtet. Insgesamt ein inspirierender Ort, an den man gerne zurückkehrt. Vielen Dank Jane für die wunderbaren Ferien

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Kleines Paradies mit fantastischer Aussicht

  • 5 of 5

Ich hatte das grosse Glück, den Winter/Frühling 2011 im Artist’s Studio verbringen zu dürfen und ich hätte es nicht besser treffen können. Die inspirierende Atmosphäre und der Charme des Studios liessen mich sofort zu Hause fühlen. Das Studio ist mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet und bietet alles denkbaren Annehmlichkeiten. Kurz und gut: The place to be! Ich verbrachte eine wunderbare Zeit! Herzlichen Dank Jane!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Tolle Ferien auf Kreta, weil alles gestimmt hat!

  • 5 of 5

Das Künstleratelier von Jane ist einfach perfekt für uns - in jeder Beziehung! Es ist gemütlich, grosszügig, hat alles was wir brauchten! Wir liebten den Balkon, die Terrasse, die Ruhe und vor allem die sagenhafte Aussicht auf Elounda, die Bucht, die Insel Spinalonga - da haben wir manche Stunde gesessen und manchmal ganz vergessen weiter zu lesen - umwerfend! Wir haben uns zu Hause gefühlt- ja uns sogar ein bisschen in das Atelier verliebt, geträumt... Die Nähe zum Städtchen Elounda ist ideal (gut zu Fuss erreichbar), da bekommt man alles, also nicht viel mitzunehmen. Essen kann man in der Umgebung und überhaupt fast überall wunderbar! Die griechischen Meze sind köstlich und den frischen Fisch haben wir genossen! Auch Mavrikiano hat zwei empfehlenswerte Tavernen: das Despina und 'the hope'. Wir waren mit unserem Kleinwagen oft unterwegs auf Ausflügen und haben während der 3 Wochen den Osten ein wenig entdecken können. Oft gingen wir wandern und danach baden, einfach herrlich! Es ist eine sehr abwechslungsreiche Gegend, Meer und Berge - perfekt für uns. Die Menschen sind überaus nett und gastfreundlich und so haben wir uns auf Kreta besonders wohl gefühlt. Gerne und total überzeugt, empfehlen wir das Atelier von Jane weiter - wir werden einmal wiederkommen. Es ist der geniale Ort zum Geniessen, Ausspannen, Staunen - echte Ferien für Leib und Seele! Danke Jane, dass Du Dein Atelier für Gäste zur Verfügung stellst. Herzliche Grüsse, gaby & sigi

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Erholung pur

  • 4 of 5

Ich suchte Ruhe, Wärme und ein großzügiges Arbeitszimmer um kreativ arbeiten und verweilen zu können. Hier kam ich voll auf meine Kosten. Das Haus ist ein Schmuckstück , das Atelier war für meinen Individual-Tripp perfekt, sehr liebevoll eingerichtet und die Aussicht ist atemberaubend. Selbst den täglichen Gang zum Meer (10 Min. zu Fuß) konnte ich als Fitnessprogramm verbuchen, der Anstieg ist ziemlich steil. Auch wenn in der Nachsaison alle Liegen und Schirme am Strand eingesammelt wurden, und die Restaurants nach und nach schlossen, war dies für mich der perfekte Urlaub, weil alles ruhiger wurde. Und der November war dieses Jahr ausgesprochen warm, das Wasser herrlich, die Nachmittage mild und ab 16.30 Dämmerung konnte die kreative Phase beginnen.

Danke Jane für diese Möglichkeit

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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im Atelier

  • 5 of 5

Wir wählten diese Ferienwohnung wegen des großen Maltisches mit heller Lampe und weil sie genau unseren Geschmack traf mit den Steinwänden, dem herrlichen Ausblick und der sehr schönen und schlichten Ausstattung. Die Wirklichkeit war noch viel besser! Berauschende Sonnenaufgänge und Ausblicke auf die Mirabellobucht inspirierten schon vor dem Frühstück und an den Wänden hat Jane echte Kleinode aufgehangen - alles optimal für eigenes kreatives Schaffen.

Die Wohnung ist sauber und gepflegt und Jane hilft gerne und schnell, wenn eine Kleinigkeit nicht klappt oder wenn man irgendwelche Fragen hat. Wir haben auch gekocht und in der Küche fehlte es an nichts.

Wir haben viele Restaurants ausprobiert und empfehlen Kanali zum Sitzen! und Trinken, Paliria in Plaka zum Essen!, Kantouni 150 m neben der Fewo zum Sitzen und einfachen Essen in toller Tavernenatmosphäre.

Wir liebten die Ausflüge nach Plaka und Spinalonga, Kritsa, Lato, Malia, Sissi und in die Berge über Plaka. Abends haben wir mit Händen und Füßen der greisen Griechin von nebenan von unseren Erlebnissen berichten müssen. Nun lernen wir Griechisch!

Einziger Wehrmutstropfen: Siegfried ist schlecht zu Fuss und konnte den steilen Hügel nur in Begleitung hinunter gehen oder er musste das Auto benutzen.

Insgesamt großartige 2 Wochen! Danke Jane!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • 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

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mavrikiano, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
15 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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.
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