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Villa with Shared Pool, Sea and Mountain Views



Updated: 26-Sep-2016
Villa in Makrigialos, East Crete, Greek Islands - 5 Mins Walk to a Glorious Blue Flag Beach

Sea and mountain views. Overlooking Makrigialos bay, 5 minutes from blue flag beach and 10 minutes walk to the harbour area and restaurants. Property comprises two double bedrooms with en-suites, leading to private garden. Lounge with large wrap around balcony and large private roof sun terrace with spectacular sea and mountain views. Open-plan kitchen with balcony overlooking 20 metre pool and landscaped gardens. Fully fitted with all modern amenities and built to a very high quality. Air-conditioned. Private car parking space with electric gates within the private garden. Bed linen, towels, utilities costs, included within price. Broadband available.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was beautifully furnished and the kitchen well stocked. We will definitely recommend it to our friends.

Zarina Carrington, Buckinghamshire.

We enjoyed your villa, which we think must be one of the best situated, out of traffic with both sea and mountain view. Thank you for your help with rental car and everything. We are very satisfied with everything, and if we are going to Crete another time, we would like to rent it again. I brought some of your folders with me and will recommend your villa to familly and friends here in Norway. If you wish, you may use me as a reference to other Scandinavians.

Michael Riisoen, Norway.

Just wanted to let you know that we had an absolutely wonderful holiday in Crete. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves so much. The villa was perfect and we had everything that we needed.

It would be lovely to think we might return sometime.

Thank you for all your help and correspondance.

Sarah, Dave, Bethany and Jessica Mazuryk. Leicestershire
Feb 2008
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Second year at Grapevines, first year staying in villa no.1 which, in our opinion, has the best position of all villas. We love everything about the place and will definitely be back, so not sure we really want everyone else to know just how good it is!! Excellent customer service all round and a special thanks to Rosemary the onsite manager.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for a super review and pleased that you enjoyed your return to Grapevines and especially villa no.1. We will try and keep it a secret for you!!! Look forward to accommodating you again in the future. Peter
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Great holiday in Crete

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fortnight stay at No 1 Grapevines where we had one of our most relaxing holidays. Everything from emailing to Peter before booking to arriving at the property was a good experience. The directions to the property were great and when we arrived, we were met by the very helpful Rosemary, who lives next-to and looks after the villas and their occupants as well as we could possibly ask with her husband Niko, who keeps the pool beautifully clean.

Grapevines is at one end of Makri Gailos, with several excellent restaurants and a small supermarket just a few steps from the entrance. The villa is in one of the best locations within Grapevines, being at the far end from the road and with more space around it than some of the others and on the side of the pool which benefits from sun all day just outside the front door. The furnished balconies at each end of the kitchen-living room meant that at any time of day we could eat in either sun or shade and the sun terrace on the roof allowed a little privacy and escape if needed. Air conditioning in both bedrooms and living area meant that although temperatures soared outside, we were all perfectly cool - especially at night, when it seems to matter the most.

We all loved the large pool and despite visiting during July, often found that we were the only ones in it as others had chosen the nearby beaches or gone out to explore. There are plenty of comfortable loungers around the pool and fixed 'thatched' sun umbrellas, which provide shade whenever necessary and don't blow away when the wind blows.

I would recommend hiring a car for at least part of the time as it makes travelling around much easier, but I gather that the bus service is good and not expensive.

A perfect place to stay if you want to unwind, yet also want to visit interesting places while on holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your great review of our villa, Grapevines No.1. Very pleased that you had a most relaxing stay and you found the booking process to be a good experience. Grapevines is a lovely site and benefits from all around sunshine with plenty of areas for shade when required. It is good advice to recommend hiring a car to explore nearby beaches and places of interest. Hope that we can be of use again for your future holiday destination. Peter
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a family holiday (children aged 3, 7 and 9) to this villa, we enjoyed the most perfect holiday in every way.

The villa was in a very peaceful and great position at the shallow end of the beautiful pool, which was kept immaculately clean by Nico. The pool was a lovely size and the children all enjoyed making friends with other children they met, and my partner and I succeeded in reading three books each whilst away (amazing!)

The villa (just at the edge of the village) is just 10 minutes walk from a lovely port with very friendly and tasty tavernas, we spent several evenings sitting on the seafront enjoying our fresh fish, Greek salads and wine. Reminding us of the Greek Island holidays we enjoyed 20 years ago. The children had plenty to choose from too.

We walked down to a beautiful sandy beach most mornings and really enjoyed snorkelling and swimming in the clear blue sea.

Rosemary, the manager of the villa complex is available and very helpful if one should need any extra help or information. She makes sure that the beds are changed and villas cleaned every few days. The villa was very spacious and bedrooms very cool in the heat, we would highly recommend this property and hope to return.

Many thanks Peter for being so helpful during our booking process.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review of our property (Grapevines No.1), and we are very pleased that the villa and the location in Makrigialos was able to meet your expectations and enable you to enjoy a memorable family holiday on the lovely island of Crete. We look forward to being able to accommodate you again in the future. Thanks once again. Peter
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 100 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Gabrianos at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Makrigialos at 0.2 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ideal area for walking local hills and gorges. Beautiful long, sandy beaches and coves within 5 minute walk of the property.


5 minutes walk to the blue flag, sandy beach.


Heraklion airport is 90 minutes drive away. Car hire is recommended.


Makrigialos is 10 minute walk. Nearest large town is Ierapetra which is a pleasant 30 minute coastal drive.

Further Details:

Nearby attractions include the gorges of Pefki. Dasaki and Pevrolakia. Water park at Ierapetra. Day boat trip to Lefki island. Wine tasting at the Kaspa monastery and traditional Cretian evenings in Pefki. Makrigialos also plays host to a popular musical festival in mid June.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
11 Oct 2016 - 7 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2016
8 Nov 2016 - 27 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
28 Mar 2017 - 15 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
16 May 2017 - 26 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
27 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please call to arrange booking and discuss requirements. Deposit required to confirm booking. Balance to be paid 8 weeks before holiday.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day on Tuesdays but is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
10% discount except for August is available on second week of rental. Discounts available for long winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom for bedroom 1 with shower. Separate bathroom for bedroom 2 with bath and shower over.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and master en-suite. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioned, suitable for children. Outside: Shared 20m x 10m pool with sunbeds. Private gardens with own car parking space. Electric gates. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels all included. Changed twice a week. Property cleaned once a week. Other: Sun terraces with sun beds. Table and chairs.

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