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Luxury Villa, Private Heated Pool, Sea & Mountain Views, in an Acre Of Garden

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Makrygialos, Crete, Greek Islands - **Fantasitc 5* Villa, sea view, own pool.

Villa Lagada enjoys panoramic views of the sea and mountains and boasts a list of facilities rarely found in villas to rent in Crete. Our aim has been to create a villa where you can really holiday in private surroundings; it is the perfect place if you want to have a relaxing holiday in an authentic Cretan property. Villa Lagada allows for privacy and serenity, while also giving you the opportunity to reach the traditional tavernas that Makrigialos has to offer. This is a spacious, bright and attractively designed villa of fine quality. As you drive up to the villa you are greeted by cacti plants and olive trees, as well as the fantastic mountain backdrop. Impressive and appealing furnishings adorn the lounge and dining room including a leather 3 piece suite. Large screen TV (sat TV) with an open fire place and patio doors from the lounge, dining room and kitchen all leading to the extensive patio and pool area. There are hot and cold air conditioning units in each room. Villa Lagada is set on the ridge overlooking the sea with the mountains all around. Tranquil yet just a 5 minute drive from the shops, tavernas and the quaint harbour where you can hire boats. Let the world go by while watching the crystal clear sea under the shade of trees on the beach at Diaskari Taverna. A 5 minute drive up the hill brings you to Dragons Cave Taverna, which showcases the most stunning views of the whole of Makrigialos.

This year (2017) we have re-tiled the pool and replaced the whole patio area, built a huge new seating area along with paths and extended the garden. The boat is now painted and sits on pebbles behind the new seat. We have also added a lot of additional lighting to enhance the new area at night.

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Miriam Marshall
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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13 June, 2018

About Miriam Marshall

I live in Ilkley, West Yorkshire with my wife and our 5 children.

Miriam Marshall purchased this villa in 2010

Why Miriam Marshall chose Makry Gialos

We took a trip to Makrygialos to look for a plot of land, fell in love with the place and had a fantastic villa built in 2010. We have now been to Makrygialos so many times and it just gets better and better. We also find tavernas we haven't tried before and this Summer went out on a fishing boat and caught a 10 kg tuna which tasted fabulous on the BBQ back at the villa.

What makes this villa unique

When you are at the villa you can relax in the sun or the shade, take a dip in the pool, walk to the beach or explore the countryside. The evening is best enjoyed with a glass of champagne watching the sun setting behind the mountains behind the villa. At night either get the BBQ going or go down to town and enjoy a night on the promenade in one of the great tavernas. Late at night back at the villa go on the roof terrace and gaze up to the sky looking for shooting stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“gorgeous view, indulging villa”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The villa has everything you need. The rooms are very comfortable. The pool and the furniture outside are great. And the view is absolutly stunning.

“A well equipped, spacious and comfortable villa”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The villa is well equipped with all you need for a comfortable stay, especially in the kitchen. The barbeque at the side of the house was a great success, as was the swimming pool and the pleasant outside seating areas. We had some strong winds during our stay which blew debris into the pool and knocked out the satellite TV, but the agents at the nearby Bay View Hotel were extremely helpful and obliging in getting it all put right as quickly as they could. The local town, Makrigialos, has some very agreeable restaurants and a good beach for toddlers. For those who want something more remote and rugged, that is available too. There are some excellent walks for those who are energetic.

“Fantastic Villa”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed for a week at Villa Lagada in June 14 & it is a big, well furnished and beautiful villa. It has 5 bedroom, 2 in door reception rooms, 5 outdoor seating areas & a big pool.

The resort is small but lovely, suitable for families and young children. It's about 2 miles away, one of which is a dirt track, but no problem in a car. There are supermarkets in the next village.

The managers are at the end of the lane overseeing the apartment complex and were extremely friendly & helpful.

“great weather; friendly local village, fantastic villa”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

11 days at the villa in Makrigiapoulos with my family was just about right. The layout of the villa and the pool and garden was excellent. The walk to the village was half an hour but by way of a great beachside bar. The ocean was clear and cool and our day charter to the island with Michaelis a great experience


4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

A great destination with stunning views we went in 2 family's of four it was Greta here because they provide simple food they show you around when you get their and it is great because of the location is generally very quiet area we found by renting a car is the best way to get around otherwise you can't get around much

Resturants-we found that there are lots of restaurants around this area especially near the beach

The Dragons Cave - great place to eat quite close near the mountains with traditional food very good to go as a family we also heard they do a special offer on Sundays
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Makry Gialos in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower rooms to the master bedroom (with twin vanity unit), and bedrooms 2 and 5. House bathroom for the use of bedrooms 3 and 4. Separate toilet downstairs Shower seat available for Ground floor Wet Room. There are hand rails next to the shower and toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms + Cots) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom - king size bed + en-suite shower room Bedroom 2 - king size bed + en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 - twin beds. Bedroom 4 - bunk bed + single bed. Bedroom 5 - king size bed + en-suite wet room. Ground floor room for easy access.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Wifi & Internet access is now available at the villa along with many bars and restaurants in the area. Satellite TV is also now connected plus hundreds of DVD's. Smoking is only permitted outside the villa. Outside: Arrive along a sweeping driveway and walled parking area. With the sun terrace being of extensive size you do not realise there are 10 sun loungers situated around the 10 x 6 private pool, which has gradual steps at the shallow end. Ample soft seating areas in and out of the sun for everyone to sit together. 3 bedroom balconies with seating plus a very large roof terrace with seating (go up there to watch the shooting stars!). All downstairs living areas lead to the patio/pool area where you are able to dine alfresco overlooking the sea. There is a large outside BBQ and marble dining table and chairs with a pergola over to keep away the sun while you eat. 2014 saw a new outside shower being built, the extention of the patio near the sun loungers and another area of shade being built under a pergola for those who do not want to be in the sun but do want to enjoy the fantastc views of the sea. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 3 piece bathroom towel sets are provided for each guest, along with a pool towel. The Villa is cleaned once a week (with a towel and linen change). More can be arranged if wanted. Other: Large marble dining table with leather chairs next to the kitchen with patio doors to 2 sides. Large outside dining table next to the bbq. After watching the spectacular sunset, enjoy the tranquility of Villa Lagada by gazing at the shooting stars.


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Luxury Villa, Private Heated Pool, Sea & Mountain Views, in an Acre Of Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped 5 star villa with so much space in and around the Villa.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Diaskari Taverna
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Dragons Cave
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Lagada Beach
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Makrigialos is surrounded by thousands of acres of raw, majestic, Cretan countryside and mountains ideal for gorge walking, visiting the remains of roman Minoan villas. Peace, tranquility and the most superb scenery lends itself to the writers and painters amongst us.


The nearest beach is a 10 min walk away (3 min drive). There are 4 main beaches in the area along with many beautiful secluded bays and coves along the coastline.


The main airport is Heraklion, approx 1.5 to 2 hours drive. We understand Siti airport is opening its doors to charter flights in 2012 which would bring the travel time down to 30/40 mins. A car is required.


Makrigialos Town - 3km away.

Ierapetra Town - 30 min.

Sitia - 30 min.

Further Details:

Fantastic shops including the most amazing confectioners with brilliant butchers.

Superb tavernas and bars both along the sea front and the centre of town providing great traditional food and atmosphere.

Spa and Gym available in both 5* hotels.

Fishing trips can be arranged - early morning and evening (fresh tuna on the BBQ!).


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
Mid Season
1 Apr 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
For special rates and smaller sized groups contact Richard and Miriam asap. Payment accepted by bank transfer in £ or €'s. 10% discount for second week. The refundable deposit will be returned to you within 2 weeks of departure less any charges for accidental damage.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible please discuss with us. Arrival time 2pm. Departure time 10am. Please call and discuss if these times do not coincide with your flight times.

Notes on prices:
Contact Richard and Miriam for any deals!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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