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Stunning villa with pool; sea and mountain views; 5 mins from beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Self catering, 2 bedroom, luxury accommodation in the village of Makrigialos

(Greek EOT Licence Number MHTE 1040K91003096301)

Luxury 2 bedroom villa with shared floodlit pool, within a gated site ideal for a relaxing, restful holiday. Villa has sea and/or mountain views from 3 balconies. The ground floor offers kitchen/dining area, with secluded patio and garden for atmospheric dining, 1 twin bedded room, house bathroom with bath,shower and toilet. The 1st floor double bedroom with balcony, overlooks the gardens and swimming pool and has ensuite shower and toilet facilities. The large lounge and balcony with views towards the village and harbour of Makrigialos are also on the 1st floor. The spacious 2nd floor secluded roof terrace with pergola and sunloungers offers stunning mountain views. All rooms are fitted out to a very high standard and the main rooms are air- conditioned. The large communal pool with sun loungers is set amidst beautiful grounds and gardens areas. Car parking area.

The village of Makrigialos: Makrigialos nestles in its own bay on the south coast of Crete, 30 minutes drive from Ierapetra. The drive along the coastline is dotted with unspoilt villages and secluded bays. The walk from the villa at one end of the village along the beach and promenade to the picturesque harbour at the other, passes a number of restaurants, waterside tavernas fronting the blue flag beach. Makrigialos itself is a lively, yet unspoilt, typical Greek village boasting some fine tavernas and shops.

More Details

Wendy and Phil Kershaw
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Wendy and Phil Kershaw

After many years working in banking and education, we now both work for Christians against Poverty, a nationwide charity helping those in debt, poverty, stuck in addiction or looking for work, to find hope.

Our 4 grown up children have all left home, all have successful careers, 3 of them being married with families of their own.

We live in Yorkshire on the edge of Ilkley Moor, in a wonderful part of the country.

Wendy and Phil Kershaw purchased this villa in 2008

Why Wendy and Phil Kershaw chose Makry Gialos

Makrygialos is a tranquil, typical yet unspoilt Greek village. Makrygialos means 'long beach' and it certainly has a long sandy beach perfect for families and those wanting a lazy holiday. In less than 10 minutes, you can stroll to the beach or eat at a different taverna each night and never be disappointed. Venture into the mountains to find the most wonderful secluded villages each with their own taverna serving fresh produce.

What makes this villa unique

Rosemary and Niko, our site managers live next door so are always on hand. Whether you are a family or two couples, the layout of our house allows a good degree of privacy, with one bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and the other bedroom and en-suite on the first floor, as well as the dining kitchen leading onto the patio and garden. Our house offers views one way, of the sea and wonderful views of the mountains in the other direction. The well maintained pool is the centrepiece of the small, private complex of just 20 houses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have returned from Grapevines having had a wonderful time. Your house was just perfect! We were so comfortable, had everything we needed and felt extremely lucky. Rosemary of course was a star. What lovely people she and Nico are. We certainly hope to return and especially feel I would be fine there on my own. We caught up with old friends. Our daughter was thrilled with the pool as she is training for a triathlon. Thank you - with love
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Makry Gialos in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Towels are provided and can be changed mid week for a small charge paid locally.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The accommodation can sleep up to 6 in double, twin and sofa bed. Bedroom 1 has en suite shower room. A child cot is available. The twin bedded room is alongside the house bathroom on the ground floor and the double bedroom is on the first floor with a balcony overlooking the pool area.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels are provided. Mid week change of all bed linen and towels is available for a small charge paid locally. On site support from staff. There is also a safe large enough to take a laptop and other valuables.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stunning villa with pool; sea and mountain views; 5 mins from beach
average rating of 4.9375 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful villa situated between the hills and sea

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I hired the villa with our friends who have a toddler and we were impressed with the provision of necessaries for young children. The pool is gorgeous and very well maintained, as is the villa itself. We enjoyed the villa's three balconies and patio with table and chairs, the latter of which we made good use of for dinning alfresco. Rosemary was on hand to welcome us and assist us with an any issues we had. Although we went in low season we enjoyed temperatures of 22-36oC and brilliant sunshine. We hope to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay in our house and that you found everything you needed to make your holiday special. We look forward to welcoming you back. Wendy and Phil
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Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Clean, modern and well maintained. Everything you could want from an accommodation. Rosemary and Nico very helpful. Pool lovely, local area charming. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed everything our house and Makrygialos has to offer. Blessings Wendy and Phil
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We had a perfect stay at Grapevines villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Grapevines villa. The house and the surroundings was perfect, the house was fresh and clean and was fully equipped so we had all needed and much more. The house was fresh and clean. We and specially our daughter Zarah enjoyed the large pool very much. The location of the Grapevines villa is perfectly located, for example it is just a short walk to reach the beautiful beaches and lots of nice restaurants. I recommend you to take a walk to the nearby harbor and try one of the excellent fish restaurants, but don’t forget to visit The Rock bar on the way.

I strongly recommend others to visit Makrigialos and stay at Grapevines villas. We for sure is coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. We are so pleased that you loved Makrygialos and our house and found everything to be just right for you all. We're especially pleased you liked the big pool. Looking forward to having you back again, Thank you again Wendy and Phil
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Beautiful house and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday, couldn't fault a thing. Firstly Wendy and Phil were fantastic with their communication after we had booked and before the holiday. They booked our car hire for us, we were met at the airport and taken to the car and everything was brilliantly organised. The house itself is gorgeous, lots of space both indoors and outdoors, really well looked after and clean, has everything you could possibly need to self cater, just like a home from home but with lots more sunshine! Grapevines itself has 20 houses situated around the stunning pool area, plenty of sun beds and superbly maintained by Rosemary and Nico. We've stayed in many different places on Greek islands and I can honestly say we've never seen a place so well cared for. The villa is located just outside Makry Gialos but has a supermarket virtually next door and it's a lovely walk into the main seafront and harbour areas where there are lots of fantastic Tavernas. I can't recommend this place highly enough and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a great time and that everything worked out well for you. We care very much that you, as our guests, find our house and the village of Makrygialos just perfect for your holiday, so it means a lot to us when we get such good feedback. Look forward to welcoming you back. Wendy and Phil
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Very nice holiday home with a large and clean pool

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this holiday villa was really great and we enjoyed it very much. The house is located close to nice restaurants and different shops in Makrigialos. We also loved to have our breakfast at the house terrace each morning and our kids enjoyed the nice and clean pool. Rosemary provided us with all needed and helpful information about the house and the infrastructure. It was very convenient to have a private parking lot nearby. Everything went very well and we were completely satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. So glad you enjoyed your holiday in October - it's one of our favourite times to visit. And yes it's so good having Rosemary, our site manager, so close at hand to help guests settle in and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you back to our house sometime soon. Wendy and Phil
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Extremely modern with every home fom home comforts

  • 5 of 5

On arrival Rosemary always greets you with a lovely warm welcome and shows you to your villa. The car hire can be arranged through Wendy and Phil the owners and the motor plan guy is there at arrivals with your name written on who then shows you to the car for a very simple handover. The villa is absolutely gorgeous with 3 floors including a roof terrace and two lovely sized bedrooms including a double en suite and a living area with sofa bed should you need it. Every home from home appliance is available for you to use including a washing machine toaster and microwave and there is a small supermarket 1 min away. The main supermarket is 10 mins drive but there is also a butchers and green grocers in Makigialos within walking distance. Even in low season there are still plenty of restauarants to use within walking distance plus the Rock Bar which is just on the beach and run by an extremely friendly English couple where you can just relax looking out to the sea or chat to the customers whilst having a drink. We didn't use the car this time as there is everything you need close by including a beautiful gorge walk up into the village of Pefki, its a bit of a trek but a couple of Tavernas await you at the top! This is my 3rd visit and I absolutely love it and plan to visit again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachel, for your great review. So glad you enjoyed another holiday in Makrygialos. We have walked the gorge to Pervolakia , ending up in the taverna there. Planning to walk the gorge to Pefki next time. Look forward to welcoming you back next year. Wendy and Phil
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Makrigialos is a tranquil village, surrounded by historical, cultural and natural wonders ideal for couples and families. Bars, restaurants, tavernas front the blue flag beach and the harbour area. In June, the town hosts the prestigious Casa dei Mezzo music festival.

Water sports inc. pedal boats, jet-skis, fishing boat charters and excursions to the nearby uninhabited island of Koufonisi are available during the summer.

Places to visit include a number of Roman and Minoan ruins; The Kapsa Monastery, 6km along the coast near the spectacular Pervolakia gorge; the mountain villages of Pefki, Agios Stefanos and Pervolakia; the protected gorge of Aspro Potamus; the Butterfly gorge, a 4.5 km walk from Koutsouras; Sitia, with its pleasant sea front lined with cafes and tavernas, a harbour, and the Roman Fort; Ierepetra boasts the longest beach on Crete, has a museum and the remains of a Venetian fort on the quay; Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, and Spinalonga Island are within easy reach.

Other Activities: visits to historical sites; monasteries; Gorge walking,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Makry Gialos, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter season
28 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 19 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Oct 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

N.B. Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
A deposit of 20% is required to secure your booking with the balance payable no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Please note: if the dates you require are already booked then please contact us as there are other similar properties available.
SPECIAL OFFER: Book for 2 weeks and receive 10% discount on 2nd week price.

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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