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Crete, exceptional Villa directly on Plaka Beach, Gulf o. Mirambello

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful exclusive Villa, 30m from sea/beach,garden, large pool, 2- 10 persons

The property is perfectly situated in a very safe area in eastern Crete directly on shore /beach (round pebbles) in the Gulf of Mirambello, exactly opposite of the marvellous antique Venetian fortress of Spinalonga ('The Island') directly beside the old fishers village of Plaka. The village with his unique Cafes and Fish taverns is a short stroll on the road behind the beach away from the property. A bus-stop is close. The small main village of Elounda is by bus less than 10 min away, the slightly larger pitoresque town of Agios Nicolaos with its unique lake and shopping streets about 25 min. In this realm touching the sea and a beach with crystal clear warm water you will find the place to feel home and fill your soul with sunshine and the spirits of antiquity. The hillside Villa is located directly on the sea above an unpaved road that follows for miles the coastline though uninhabited Cretan nature offering splendid views over sea and mountains. The hiking path E4 starts close-by.

Villa summary: - luxury accomodation for maximum 6 persons in 3 bedrooms (2 with seaview, one with garden view) on one floor. For additional 2 - 4 persons separate guest tract below the main floor with own shaded outside court and large barbecue, livingroom with integrated kitchen (A/C) seaview ) and 2 connected sleeping rooms (both A/C, one with seaview, the other not) in the ground floor. Full WIFI for smartphones and Computers.

- ample white marble surrounded pool 10m x 5m with comfortable round steps directly in front of the sea

- large shaded sea-terrace, roof terrace

- secluded garden with southern mediterranean fruit and flower flora

- Main Villa: 3 large sleeping rooms with extra large custom made beds. Master bedroom with walkable dressing room and marble tiled privat bathroom en suite.

- tropical wood floor, antique furnitures

- very large living room with dining area broadsided to the sea, open fireplace, open kitchen .

- Completely fenced in property with high walls behind.

- Very safe area with the best hotels of Crete within few miles. (Blue Palace, Elounda Beach etc.)

- small fishing village with many tavernas and shop in 5 min walking distance.

Pool & Beach summary: Pool: 10 meters by 5 meters (33 ft x 16,5 ft, depth 4,9 ft), surrounded by white marble, windshielded. Comfortable rounded roman stairs lead into the water. Submerged bench for sitting in the water and enjoying the seaview. Shower directly by the pool. 90% Freshwater,10% seawater ensure very comfortable feeling on the skin.

House Beach

80 m away and 15m below the villa. Round white/grey pebble, in the sea sand. Cristal clear water with in summer almost tropical temperatures (up to 28 degrees Celsius). Watersport with sea canoes, pedalos, jetski and trip to the island of Spinalonga on the beach. Coctail bar and fish restaurants directly on the beach. Further seaside restaraunts a few feet down.

Safety summary: Very safe rural and touristic area, 70 km away from Cretes largest city, Heraklion. Very friendly service oriented people that appreciate your visit and want to comfort your holiday.

New since 2014: new Aircondition in the open livingroom / kitchen area.

More Details

Property Manager
Mr. & Mrs. Koksharov/a
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Greek, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

About Mr. & Mrs. Koksharov/a

Hi, we are Mr. & Mrs. Koksharov/a. We are the property managers for several selected properties on Crete continously and reliably since 2007. Please take a look at all the positive reviews on the properties we manage here. We are fluent in English, German, Spanish, French and Russian and very much look forward hearing from you!

What makes this villa unique

Unique Location directly on the sea, in walking distance of the wonderful pitoresque fishing village of Plaka, unique individual interior design with tropical wood floor, colonial indian furniture pieces etc.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Absolutely amazing house in a stunning location. Beautiful crystal clear sea and a perfect swimming pool - you never know what to do next because everything is so great. The house itself is lovely inside, air conditioned everywhere, huge comfortable beds and completely silent at night. The house and kitchen contain everything you would ever need. Christine was wonderful and helped us with every query we had. There were never any problems with anything. I can't wait to come back here and I hope it's soon!
Jul 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Agios Nikolaos
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
House beach
Car: not necessary

Located directly above and on a beach on one of the most famously beautiful parts of Crete’s coast - the Gulf of Mirabello - the light and shades of blue changing with the hours of the day. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot. The beach itself is a long and pretty curve of pebbles, with natural shade from tamarind trees. Just across the water lies the deserted island of Spinalonga with its poignant history and atmospheric ruins and from Plaka’s small harbour it is possible to join a boat to explore the island or hire one for pottering up and down the coast. Plaka also has shops and good tavernas serving fish and other Greek specialities. The walking distance between the properties and the village is less than 5 minutes along the road behind the beach. The village and complete area is a very safe place, far away from any large city. The less than 200 inhabitants that almost all live of fishing or tourism.

Other Activities: archeologic sites, shopping, sightseeing, touring, motobike-rental

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Plaka in Agios Nikolaos Municipality

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest appartment en suite Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , one sink, shower, toilet, window
    Guest appartment en suite Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink, Shower, Toilet, Window
  • Main floor: 3 bathrooms: Master bathroom with marble tiled floor, glass enclosure tropical rain shower, bathtub, 2 sinks, toilet. Guest bathroom 1: direct access from bedroom, precious italian tilings, glass shower enclosure. Guest bathroom 2: Mediterranean tiling, glass enclosure shower, toilet, one sink.. 2 additional outside showers, one on the garden side (hot and cold water), one at the pool side. Check further details on our website or ask us for more information.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest Appartment Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bed 2,40 m x 2m, en suite bathroom, seaview, A/C
    Guest Appartment Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bed 2 m x 2m, en suite bathroom, A/C, no outside view
  • All beds on main floor extra long (length 2,20m, width 2m) King size. Comfortable mattresses. All bedrooms with full Air condition. Master bedroom with small safe.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Cancellation - 65 days (100% refund) Force Majeure - We are unable to accept responsibility for any aspect of your holiday arrangements beyond our control such as threats of war, civil commotion, riots, industrial disputes, earthquakes or natural disasters, government action or travel delays caused by any reason Subletting. The accommodation is provided for the sole use of the Clients named on the booking form. Subletting or assignment of the property is not permitted. Insurance - The Client is strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance for all members of the party. Rental Period The rental period commences at 14.00hrs (2 PM) on the first day and ends at 10.00 hrs on the last day.

Reviews

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Crete, exceptional Villa directly on Plaka Beach, Gulf o. Mirambello
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Superb!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is beautiful and has the most fantastic infinity pool overlooking the sea and Spinalonga island. The village of Plaka is a couple of minutes walk and has a good range of restaurants. Watersports one minute from the villa on the pebble beach. It's only ten minutes drive to Elounda where there are good butchers, greengrocers and supermarkets.

The villa is beautifuuly kept and is comfortable with everything we needed. It is maintained and managed by a British lady called Christine who is lovely. She was helpful both before we went and whilst we were there. The villa was spotlessly clean.

The car hire we used was Byron Travel, recommended by Christine, and they were good too (good service and no hidden extras!)

I would recommend this villa to a family with older children (ours are 18, 21 and 22) Actually, it was great not to rent something geared up for tinies!

For me, the best was the pool. Just enjoying that view all day was so relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay and would definitely stay here again. Perfectly clean, huge and beautiful space and a perfect view. The location was excellent too! Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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The most amazing villa with an outstanding view

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented the villa for a group of 8 adults and one baby. We were getting married in a local hotel and wanted to stay in a villa.

The villa is truly amazing, the views are outstanding, easily the best views of spinalonga. You cannot get bored of sitting on the very large balcony / outside area.

The facilities are great. Perfect air con, the cleaner comes in a few times a week and changes the beds and cleans the villa to a very high standard. There is a great BBQ area which we enjoyed a few nights. The pool is great, an infinity pool overlooking the sea and spinalonga, its also a very nice temperature. There are plenty of sun beds and seating areas outside, and a great shaded area for eating and relaxing out of the sun.

The rooms are very nice, all the beds are huge and very comfortable, bathrooms are very good, towels are provided, beach towels and bath towels. The kitchen and house is equipped with everything you need. there really was not anything we needed and if there was all we had to do was ask and nothing was too much trouble.

The villa is a 5 min walk to plaka which is great for evening meals at the traditional tavernas and having a little look around the shops.

We really could not recommend this villa anymore!! it really was great and we had the most amazing time. its very spacious, beautiful and we had the best two weeks we could have wished for. Its suitable for families or groups of couples. plenty of space for large groups of people.

we will definitely be going back again xxxx

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa is every bit as incredible as it looks. The location is stunning, there is literally nothing between the villa and the view of the sea and Spinalonga. Christine who manages the property is delightful, she organised our taxi transfers and hire car and really is truly lovely. The villa is faultless. I can't wait to come back

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Idyllic and private villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This villa is gorgeous - set just above the charming village of Plaka - with the most amazing facilities and views. We were met by the local manager who was knowledgeable and helpful and immediately bowled over by the exceptional quality and space in the villa. The furnishings and finish are all of a unique and very high standard - with a homely feel. Everything you could need is here and the aircon works well. The terrace over the wonderful infinity pool is huge and has a great balance of open sun areas and shaded dining space. The sunrises from here are fabulous. The infinity pool was a joy as was swimming off the pebbly beach below the villa - with crystal clear waters and lots of fish! We enjoyed Plaka with its variety of restaurants - far more than we expected even in mid October - and friendly shops which have all the usual provisions and gifts. Elounda - which is only a short drive away - is bigger and busy but has a lovely harbour and again lots of nice shops and restaurants. We enjoyed several deserted and beautiful beaches nearby and did some great walking including an amazing gorge walk.

The communication and service were first class from begining to end and the pictures on the website -whilst lovely - really don't do the villa justice. It is quite wonderful.

Thanks to Natalia and Christine and we hope to see you again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Perfect holiday hideaway, 5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived with 6 persons in sunny Plaka, very close to Elounda on June 11th at this wonderful villa. We were saluted by the Greek and English speaking host. Christine is English, lives close by since many years and has fantastic knowledge as she recommended places to eat and trips to take as well as making sure we have everything we need for a brilliant holiday. The fridge was equipped with everything to accomodate the first day so we actually did not need to go to the supermarket until next day.

The villa is very outstanding with a breath taking view over to the famous island of Spinalonga from every room on the seaside, from the enormous terrace and of course from the infinity swimming pool with smooth glassy turqoise floor and safe convenient roman stairs to enter . The villa is actually in real live much better than the photos online! And it is really located only 150 feet from the shoreline, about 60 feet above it. It was spotlessly clean and the very discrete cleaners came 3 times a week, cleaned completely and changed linnen and towels (which are all provided)

The villa is very private and secure, open and has a lovely garden behind where you can sunbathe naked in the from all sides unviewable court if you like..

The location is excellent, beach 250 feet, walking distance to a big selection of local restaurants and shops as well as a small supermarket. The next large supermarkets are in Elounda, by car less than 10 minutes away.

Wifi works well in the whole villa and is of course unlimited and for free.

The beds are very comfortable and large, we highly recommend this truly exceptional villa and will certainly be back next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Plaka, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
6-2017
16 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£797
for 3 nights
£1,859
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £52 per night, per additional guest
 
7-2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£758
for 3 nights
£1,770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £48 per night, per additional guest
 
1-2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,239
for 7 nights
£1,239
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £46 per night, per additional guest
 
2-2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,134
for 3 nights
£2,647
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £63 per night, per additional guest
 
3-2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 3 nights
£3,010
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £73 per night, per additional guest
 
4-2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,517
for 3 nights
£3,540
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £86 per night, per additional guest
 
5-2018
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£945
for 3 nights
£2,204
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £63 per night, per additional guest
 
6-2018
16 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£964
for 3 nights
£2,249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £55 per night, per additional guest
 
7-2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£758
for 3 nights
£1,770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £48 per night, per additional guest
 
8-2018
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,504
for 7 nights
£1,504
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£759
for 2 nights
£2,655
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £71 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £70.82 per person per night

Above rates are quoted in EURO including all taxes (max. 6 persons) and maid service (see below) complete. Additional separate flat on the lower floor (2 sleeping rooms with en suite bathrooms , kliving room with integrated kitchen and seaview, A/C) for further 2 - 4 persons available upon request

• Maid service every second day except Sundays
• Linen change every 2 days
• Private Parking lots at your Villa.
• Children below 9 years of age: please request in advance (the villa has a slope location directly upon the sea with several steep walls)

Free WIFI

Force Majeure - We are unable to accept responsibility for any aspect of your holiday arrangements beyond our control such as threats of war, civil commotion, riots, industrial disputes, earthquakes or natural disasters, government action or travel delays caused by any reason Subletting. The accommodation is provided for the sole use of the Clients named on the booking form. Subletting or assignment of the property is not permitted. Insurance - The Client is strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance for all members of the party. Rental Period The rental period commences at 14.00hrs (2 PM) on the first day and ends at 10.00 hrs on the last day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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