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In an exclusive development featured on TV in 'Fantasy Homes by the Sea'



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
A 3 Double Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Villa with Spectacular Sea and Mountain Views

In a truly very special location with beautiful contemporary architecture, spectacular views overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello, Agios Nikolaos and the mountains, this stunning villa comes complete with heated infinity pool, stylish luxurious decor and 3 beautiful double bedrooms each with their own private sea facing terrace. Situated in a private, gated estate with 24 hour security and management, 8km from the bustling town of Agios Nikolaos with its shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and 1km from the village of Istro with its supermarkets, wine store, bakery, beaches and good range of little tavernas. The villa has an abundance of inside and outside dining and lounging areas equipped with comfortable sofas and chairs for relaxation and entertaining, including its own traditional BBQ. The kitchen is well equipped for those who wish to cook themselves whilst there are plenty of eating out options for those who don't! It is also possible to have food delivered from a couple of excellent local tavernas for those who want to eat in without cooking. Built over 2 floors, with open plan living and striking views across the bay from every aspect, the sleeping accommodation is on the lower floor. The villa comes with a weekly housekeeping service and meet and greet package on arrival. We feel because of the infinity pool this villa is not suitable for small children.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


A beautiful position

  • 5 of 5

The villa has a wonderful position overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello. It is very well equipped and met all our needs. Reasonably close to a number of good tavernas which we could have walked to but were always too lazy to do so! A steep climb to swim off the rocks below the villa or a longer walk to a sandy beach - what more could you want?

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

The photos look pretty good. Lovely house, fabulous pool and view. But it's only when you actually stay there that you appreciate it fully.

The villa is well laid out with scope for internal and external dining, shade if you want it with settees and armchairs available as well as loungers and umbrellas. A lovely heated pool. And those views!

Inside far more than the minimum of furnishings and equipment, and of the highest quality too. An elegant home which you can share.

The owner, Ann-Marie, is an excellent communicator, prompt, welcoming and ever willing to assist further if needed. Her directions are precise, and the welcome from Barbara and Susan, the local staff, is just what you'd wish for. Everything you need to know, and the rest available if there is something you find you need.

Because the local tavernas in Istro are simple but adequate, we cooked for ourselves in the evenings most days, and didn't try the takeaway or delivery available. Of the supermarkets in Agios we found AB by far the best, and there is a very good fishmarket in the square above the marina.

We hugely enjoyed Greek wines which have improved greatly in recent years. Within Crete, anything by Nostos in Chania or Lyrarakis in Heraklion will be good, but local house wines are also pleasant and cheap.

Whether it's standard practice (I suspect) or just because we were first there for the season in May, but we found provisions for a day or two, with water, wine, spices and so on all there, together with toiletries and suncream if you'd forgotten.

What a place!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The summer has started

  • 5 of 5

Our summer has started at this superb villa in Crete. It's a piece of paradise; really well appointed with everything you could want. And the views are amazing over the bay. The infinity pool is magical. We love it here!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Istro in this gorgeous villa. There are stunning views from all parts of the villa and it's well equipped with everything you need. Its the most relaxing holiday we have had. We will definitely be returning.

The Ransoms

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Villa, stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We don't often take time to write a review but our stay at Istro in this amazing villa was exceptional. We like to have totally lazy holidays unwinding and relaxing. What better place than here! We enjoyed absolute peace and tranquility over looking the stunning bay views. But our 2 teenagers liked a little more action and found plenty at Ayios Nikolas about a 15 minute drive away. We plan to return for my 50 and to bring one or two couples with us next year and enjoy the glorious BBQ area of an evening. A couple of the local tavernas even delivered meals for us. A godsend after a completely lazy day in the sun!! The villa itself is tastefully furnished especially the main lounge area with gorgeous designer guild fabrics. The bathrooms are spacious and state of the art. There is a path down the cliffs leading to a swimming area within the private gated estate. The sea is amazing. On occasion we also left the villa to visit some of the lovely local beaches scattered along the coast nearby. We also visited the former leper colony of Spinalonga (setting for Victoria Hislop's novel, The island). A memorable half day excursion. Overall a truly wonderful villa and holiday in Crete.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best view in Crete

  • 5 of 5

The layout of this villa means that from almost every room you get to see the incredible view over Mirabello bay and watch the beautiful sunsets. The villa itself is extremely comfortable and stylish, with excellent quality beds, sofas and loungers, meaning no one has to fight to sit on the one comfy chair (as can be the case with some of the formal styles in Greek villas.) The air con and shutters ensure a good nights sleep, whatever the heat. It's also well equipped. There wasn't anything we felt we needed which hadn't already been provided. The villa's elevated position ensures all day fabulous views and often a welcome cool breeze at the height of summer. Its position within the development means it's not overlooked and is tucked to one side so feels more secluded than others. We loved the nearby beach at Vulisma as it's clean, has showers, loungers and a little snack bar. Agios Nikolaos is such a pretty little town to wander round, small enough to feel compact but just big enough to warrant a few visits. The best restaurants are by the marina, rather than the tourist trap ones on Lake Vulismeni. Mistrali was our favourite. We managed to get all the food we needed in Istro, nearby, but also ate out most nights as the local restaurants serve wonderful home cooked and seasonal food at such reasonable prices it's hardly worth cooking. Zygos has fab food and dancing. Further afield there's a very characterful restaurant in the foothills of Monastiraki run by a colourful retired sea captain. Plenty to do and see, near and far, but the villa is perfect for total rest and relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Istro at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Heraklion at 70 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : New National Road at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Istro at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Voulisma Beach at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended


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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeping


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 300 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • There are two Bathrooms, one ensuite


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, This is the largest of the 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, smallest bedroom still accommodates large double bed
  • All bedrooms have large built in wardrobes and dressing table with Mirror. Hair Dryers are provided in each of the bedrooms.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture


  • Self-catering

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