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Grapevines Villa Annie, stunning house in idyllic Makry Gialos, South East Crete

Bedrooms 2
Space 936 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Open-plan, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, roof terrace, large pool, sea & mountain views

Like Crete itself, Villa Annie is special. It's not a typical holiday apartment or hotel suite, rather it's a home from home in a beautiful locale.

With its modern, luxurious, spacious layout and personal touches throughout, Villa Annie affords an easy-going and indulgent living experience. It's somewhere to help you fulfil your holiday dreams.

Accommodation Overview

The luxury accommodation of Villa Annie comprises a modern, three-storey, townhouse in the Grapevines complex (EOT licence: 1040K91003095901), overlooking the stunning vista of Makry Gialos bay and surrounding Sitia mountains.

With beautiful thriving gardens and a superbly maintained 18m x 11m pool, the large communal area outside the front door of Villa Annie is a fabulous spot to chill out and do your own thing. Additionally, there are copious, free parasols and loungers outside of the accommodation to cater for everyone’s preference for sun or shade.

As well as being fully air conditioned, the accommodation has fly-screens throughout, with wall-to-wall hand rails and barriers on each balcony. Also, WiFi is freely available inside the house and around the pool area. Beach towels and a hair dryer are provided free of charge.

Ground floor

> hallway with well stocked bookcase, wall mirror and spiral staircase leading to the first and second floors

> bedroom with two single beds, bedside cabinet and fitted double-wardrobes with drawers

> bathroom with shower over bath, WC and sink with mirror/cabinet surround

> fully equipped kitchen with upright fridge-freezer, dishwasher, dining table and chairs

> large, sliding, mirrored-glass door to patio with table/chairs and small secluded garden with mature plants

First floor

> large lounge with Italian leather sofa, matching large leather footstool and low level table

> 40″ Smart TV, DVD player, CD player and c.150 DVDs/CDs

> solid fuel burner (for winter)

> large, sliding, mirrored-glass door to large balcony with table and chairs

> master double bedroom with premium mattress/bed, bedside cabinets and fitted double wardrobes and integral safe

> en-suite shower cubicle, WC and sink with mirror/cabinet surround

> mirrored-glass French doors to poolside balcony with table and chairs

> single z bed available

Second floor

> 20sq.m sun terrace with mains power, 12sq.m solid wood pergola, table, chairs and loungers for private sunbathing

> landing area with washing machine and drying rack

More Details

Anne and Stuart Fisher
Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Anne and Stuart Fisher

Hi there.

We are English-speaking, lifelong UK-residents.

Following lengthy careers in industry/business we stopped working in 2015 to spend more time with family and to enjoy extended spells in Crete.

Anne and Stuart Fisher purchased this house in 2008

Why Anne and Stuart Fisher chose Makry Gialos

Following our first visit to Crete for holiday in 1995 we always planned to return. For a number of years thereafter we holidayed further afield but deep down we always wanted to have our own place in the sun that was easily accessible from the UK and didn't require a long haul flight.

Villa Annie's design, build and location ticked all of the boxes!

Having now lived in our own place for lengthy periods we have taken considerable time to make it feel like home and not a holiday apartment. Our family and friends have all commented on this and how 'at home' they feel when they stay in Villa Annie. We sincerely hope that you do too.

What makes this house unique

When you first approach Villa Annie through the front gates and see beautiful, mature gardens, surrounding a large, superbly maintained swimming pool you feel special.

Then when you've been greeted, welcomed and shown round, you feel settled-in within minutes.

It's difficult to articulate just how impactful those first impressions can be but we know from feedback that the Villa Annie experience is truly memorable for all of the right reasons. We hope that you'll also feel the same.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Makry Gialos in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 936 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Fully-tiled downstairs bathroom with shower over bath, full length shower curtain, WC, sink with mirror/cabinet surround, power socket, towel rail and extractor fan. Fully-tiled first floor en suite with shower enclosure, WC, sink with mirror/cabinet surround, power socket, towel rail and extractor fan.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Twin room - 2 Single Bed
  • Master double bedroom with fully fitted wardrobes, en-suite shower room/WC and balcony with table and chairs overlooking the pool. Twin bedroom with two single beds, bedside cabinet and fitted double-wardrobes with drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Car: recommended

The South East coast of Crete is abundant in blue flag beaches, stunning scenery and overwhelming hospitality; it gets under your skin and touches your soul. From climate to cuisine ... activity to tranquility ... antiquity to astronomy, there really is something for everyone.

Villa Annie overlooks Makry Gialos bay - a jewel in the crown. Only 30 minutes drive eastwards from Ierapetra, along a stunning coastline filled with secluded bays and beaches. Makry Gialos village itself is framed by an impressive mountain backdrop with gorges that are easily accessible, aren’t over-populated and typically lead to traditional villages and authentic Cretan hospitality; once experienced – never forgotten! With all of this, stunning golden beaches within a few minutes walk and a large swimming pool on Villa Annie’s front doorstep, you really do have endless options.

Whilst the main town of Sitia to the north is only a 40 minute drive from Villa Annie, Makry Gialos village and harbour have their own characterful cafes, tavernas and shops.

With its laid back vibe along a fabulous 2km long, sandy beach with warm, shallow waters, Makry Gialos is a fantastic place to enjoy with family, to meet with friends or to relax and simply while away a day with a book, some music, a cold beer or glass of lovely local wine and of course, fantastic local produce.

In the evenings, a plentiful choice of well appointed, family-friendly bars and restaurants, extends a casual feel to international clientèle, creating a lovely ambience. With both traditional and contemporary cuisine, there’s more than enough choice for all bon viveurs.

There are some great local beaches within 10 minutes walk and a vast array of little coves and beaches all around the surrounding area – if you know where to go. Villa Annie has lots of local information available for reference but it's often just easier to ask. You won't be disappointed.

The nearest supermarket is only 100m away, with tavernas, bars and restaurants beyond it, paving the way to the promenade and the harbour (c.10 mins walk). There are other supermarkets, bakeries, coffee shops, patisseries, shops, ATMs, a post office and a two petrol stations in the village too.

There are some incredible tavernas and eating places in the surrounding villages also and we’d be happy to advise on those during your during stay.

Ierapetra is 25km West of the village and Sitia is 40km North, over the mountains; these are the two main towns serving the East of the island and both have some great shops and restaurants. The bus between these two towns stops outside the nearest supermarket and a return ticket costs around 5 Euros.

Agios Nikolaos is less than an hour away by car or you can also take a bus from just outside the house. Itself a tourist hot spot it offers a different scene completely and is recommended as a day out.

10km North of Agios Nikolaos is Elounda - the chosen destination for the rich and famous when they visit Crete. However, if you want to experience something a little more unusual then the short boat trip from Elounda to Spinalonga is recommended.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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