We had an amazing stay. The kids loved the pool, and we loved the view so we wiled away many hours sitting out on the terrace. The villa itself was clean, spacious and private. The maid service was a lovely surprise and Stella was very friendly. The villa was well placed between Sellia with all needed facilities, busier and well facilitated Plakias, the secluded Souda beach, and mountainside villages of myrthios and mariou (both with great tavernas). Whilst a car was needed, having a car also meant it was easier visiting local attractions such as Preveli beach, the Palm forest, and the Kourtaliotiko gorge. We also had a drive up to shop in Rethymno. I would highly recommend this villa and the area, and would certainly return myself.
On arrival we were amazed at the stunning views out to the Libyan sea for the villa. We had a lovely warm welcome and shown round the villa ( fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, coffee machine, toaster ect ) Its a lovely new spacious villa and was spotlessly clean, every day the villa was cleaned and fresh linens and towels provided. Nice little surprises would appear like a bottle of local wine one day or fresh olive oil, which was a nice touch. The villa is about 10 minuets drive to Plakias and about the same up to Sellia ( great restaurants in Sellia, the best we found was Panostrati, great Cretan food and excellent service, best meal we had on our holiday) A car is a must for these villas as at the moment the final approach to the villa is a bumpy track with no finished surface. There are 3 villas together but each patio/pool areas are very private, also the pools were cleaned every day. The patio area was great for breakfast each morning, and in the evening the sunsets were outstanding. Only one very minor issue was that the bed mattress was very hard ( we did see this mentioned on a review on one of the other villas and laughed as we have a firm mattress ourselves but this was VERY firm ) We had a wonderful weeks stay and would not hesitate to return to these villas if we return to the south coast.
Sehr schönes Haus, ein Auto ist aber unbedingt nötig. Täglich wird geputzt, es ist sehr sauber. Beschreibung zur Nutzung der elektr. Geräte wie AC oder Herd wäre wünschenswert. Tolle Aussicht. Wohnraum sehr minimalitisch. Ein Sonnenschirm wäre schön, da kaum Schatten tagsüber. Ansonsten alles prima.
Vous prenez une très belle maison , très confortable , très propre ...vous la posez dans un endroit de rêve avec une vue à couper le souffle... vous ajouter à cela la gentillesse incroyable des gens qui vous accueillent sur place et voila ! vous avez le coktail idéal pour des vacances parfaites. c'etait exceptionnel !
A warm welcome by Stella, who was rightfully proud of the property. Spotlessly clean and maintained. A ten minute drive to Plakias where there was a good range of tavernas to suit most tastes. A long clean beach curved around the bay with another within walking distance (not on a hot day!) of the property. Though we had guide books, local information on walking paths would have been a good addition. Thoroughly recommended.
Nous avons séjourné dans cette récente et magnifique villa, début Juin 2016. Une vue à couper le souffle sur la mer de Lybie et Plakias, un calme exceptionnel malgré la présence de 2 autres villas identiques. Dès notre arrivée, nous nous sommes sentis chez nous. Grands espaces intérieurs et extérieurs, grande propreté, rien ne manque. Piscine très propre et très agréable. Tout est prévu pour rendre le séjour agréable. Bref, l' excellence !!!!!! Merci à Stella et Ioannis. Nous recommandons cette location sans aucune hésitation.
Couldn't have asked for a more stunning location or property! We were in every way pleased with our stay! There is daily cleaning service (unexpected for a self catering accommodation), the caretakers were warm, friendly and helpful (while remaining unobtrusive), and the villa was clean and well maintained. The property was private yet convenient to two villages with lots of food and shopping options - the sandy beach in Plakias was the wonderful! The location is a bit far out from the major cities, but this was not a big deal for us. The 40 minute drive to Rethymno is very enjoyable, winding through gorges and valleys and sheep strewn mountains, and from there you can hop on the national road and make good time to Chania or Heraklion or beyond. I could live on the terrace; hours were spent just gazing out on the azure waters and dramatic mountains rolling into the distance. We are a well travelled family, having visited the most famously beautiful coastlines in the world, and this little slice of paradise ranks highly among them. You will not be disappointed in a stay here! I would have stayed forever if I could!
We loved the look of this villa but were a little concerned as there were no reviews when we booked. It is fair to say our concerns were completely unnecessary as the villa was exactly as the pictures showed, if not better. Beautiful views, lovely clean villa with everything that we needed. Someone came in every day to clean, remove rubbish etc which we didn't expect and the pool was cleaned regularly too. I cannot emphasise enough how much we enjoyed our stay here. The service was faultless and Ioannis was really friendly and helpful. The only negative I would make is that a car is most definitely needed. We had hoped that Plakias would be in walking distance but with two children, it definitely wasn't. Having said that, it definitely will not put us off coming back. Plakias has everything that you need, and there is loads to see in the surrounding areas. One of the most enjoyable holidays we have had.