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Villa Estia

24 reviews
Ready for another day in paradise.
Shade and relaxation - but really waiting for sundowners!
Waiting for the sun.
Breakfast in the warmth and shade.
Sun up - umbrellas waiting to be used.
Large enough kitchen? Also has every amenity.
Dining and kitchen - must get some wine!
Living and relaxing.
Looking out over the pool. Children in the pool can clearly be seen from the living room.
Sofa-bed area - also looks out over the pool.
Sofa-bed with privacy screens in place.
Master bedroom and balcony.
Master bedroom en-suite
Second bedroom - balcony has mountain views.
Second bedroom en-suite
Twin bedded room.
Twin room balcony.
Front of Villa - looks away from the sea towards the mountains.
Let the men cook supper tonight on the big big BBQ!
Front of House decoration.
Nearby Diaskiri Beach Taverna which also has shaded sunbeds for hire and is only five minutes away.
Makrigialos Beach - Nicely shelved and Blue Flag Bathing - perfect for children
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Makry-Gialos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete
Villa Estia - named after the Greek Goddess 'Hestia' (the Goddess of the Household) for obvious reasons. Inspired by local architect Konstantinos Korakakis the villa - in its own one acre plot of gardens, olive trees and natural landscape - is designed to be in 'tune' with the local surroundings. Its location, overlooking the sea with mountain views does exactly that. For eating out there are plenty of good quality Tavernas nearby. In this peaceful and private place you can completely relax and yet be only a few minutes from either the sea, the beach or the mountains. For getting out and about there are private beaches, sandy beaches, gorge walks, off-road trails, quad biking, mountain biking, Minoan settlements - all can be arranged and are available within the area. With a living are of 200sqm there is a genuine feelin... Read more
About the Owner, Sue and Martin P
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 24 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Prior to your arrival you will be contacted by our managing agent who will determine from you your arrival time etc. From this our agent will determine whether she will meet you or provide you with the details for the key-safe (adjacent to the front door). She will also ask for any specific items you would like ready for your arrival i.e. food, drink etc.
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Listing #HL137527
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Excellent - based on 24 reviews
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We enjoyed a great week in this villa. It's well equipped to ensure great dinners and breakfasts in a group of up to 10. The outside dining table and lounge set, sunbeds and pool were enjoyed the whole week, even near end of october. The near village is a rustic seaview boulevard full of terraces and lovely food. Upstairs 2...

Management response:

Hello Annelies, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - and especially regarding the sofa-bed. This was always intended for larger groups staying at the villa and people are therefore aware of the limitations of such a bed. It was not a cheap purchase - costing well over £1000 in 2010 - and we nearly did not go ahead...


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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

What an amazing villa. Comfortably fitted 10 with lots of sun beds, umbrellas, chairs etc... The pool was perfect for the children and little touches like inflatables and noodles made all the difference. The spacious and well appointed kitchen with a sizeable outside BBQ made meal times easy to manage and the downstairs terraces worked as good stages for the...

Management response:

Thank you Caroline, We are delighted that you and your family group of ten enjoyed your holiday at villa Estia. Come back soon?


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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We have just returned from a weeks visit to Villa Estia. Holidaying as a family of 8. Ranging in ages from late teens to late 70's. I can not recommend this property highly enough. Its rural location provides a peaceful get away for all the family but you will find ample bars & restaurants less than a ten min drive...

Management response:

Dear Lisa, What a fabulous review. Many thanks indeed. We are so pleased that you and your family had a great time. Hope you able to come back some time. Many thanks again, MARTIN & SUE


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (13)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Bunk
    2 Twins
    2 Kings
    1 Sofa
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
RM 1,373
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3 Mar 2018 -
25 May 2018
Early Season
3 nights
RM 659
RM 879
RM 4,120
26 May 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
late early season
3 nights
RM 824
RM 1,099
RM 6,043
30 Jun 2018 -
20 Jul 2018
Early high season
7 nights -- --
RM 7,417
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: RM 3,296 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Payment accepted by Cheque in British Pounds, or by Bank Transfer in British Pounds or Euros. Note that Euro deposit refunds will incur a 5% surcharge.
A deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking (non refundable). The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival at the property.
A security deposit of £600 per rental period is required with your final payment. This will be fully refunded subject to an inspection by our management company confirming that there has been no significant damage or breakages.
N.B. Do not be afraid to make contact - there are always deals to be had!!
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About the neighbourhood
Situated on the south east coast of Crete, Makrigialos is only 30 minutes from the local working towns of Ierapatra (south east coast) and Sitea (north west coast).
Makrigialos has some of the best Mediterranean beaches most of which in the area are 'blue flag' - ideal for children and adults alike.
There are mountainous regions for walking and cycling as well as exploring for their historic village history and local taverna meze food and drink! A must - if only to compare with that of the beach-side tavernas.
For the energetic there is also available locally walking trails, gorge walking, bike hire, kayaking, rock climbing, quad bike excursions and off road jeep safaris. Just ask our managing agents.
Getting around
We would recommend the use of a hire car but this is not essential. There are buses from Makrigialos to both Irepetra and Sitia and local taxis can get you where-ever you wish.
For example a taxi from our villa in to Makrigialos - in 2016 - cost around €6.5.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Heraklion: 120.0 km
Ferry: Sitia: 55.0 km
Most budget airlines fly to Heraklion - it is then an approximate 90/100 minute drive to our villa. Directions from Heraklion Airport will be provided near to your arrival date. Also our managing agents will be in touch shortly before your arrival
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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