My wife and I stayed here for a week, and we just loved it! Although we don't really sit on beaches and/or sunbathe, the cottages are so close to the sea it was so easy to pop in for a swim, lie on your private sunbed to dry off, then get showered and head off to explore! The view over the beach to Spinalonga is wonderful, but the best thing is opening the windows and hearing the waves breaking just outside.
The cottage is not huge, but it's ideal for a couple. Each cottage is very private from the other two, and it's well equipped. Lovely welcome pack on arrival so no need to go out shopping on day one. We had a small accident and broke something in the cottage; Christine and Jimmy had it fixed in no time at all and didn't make us feel bad for the damage!
The village of Plaka is lovely, with a number of rather splendid tavernas offering exceptional value for money. There is one large up-market hotel on the edge of the village which probably keeps the various shops in business....the tourist shops are quite classy. Elounda is just 10 minutes away by car from Plaka, and it too is beautiful, with a lovely harbour and yet more tavernas.
We hope to be back!