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One August Night

  • 6 guests

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 3 bathrooms

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Situated on a hillside backed by jagged mountain peaks and overlooking Mirabella Bay and the Venetian fortress of Spinalonga, this three-bedroom villa is set to wow you at every turn. The interior offers an informal barefoot luxury vibe perfectly in keeping with the coastal setting. Earth tones, local handicrafts, and elegant wood and leather furniture dotted throughout the open-plan living space feel both ecological and elegant in equal measure. From here, large sliding doors offer direct access to the gorgeous poolside patio, where you can enjoy views over the lush landscape, relaxing sunbathing sessions and dining out in the fresh air. The bedrooms, which are split over the ground and first floors, also benefit from outdoor access to the terrace or a private balcony with sweeping views out to sea. For a change of scenery, why not make the short journey to some of the area's best beaches. Plaka is a little over a kilometre away, while Elounda is little more than a five-minute drive. Both offer fine sand and crystal-clear waters that are perfect for snorkelling, waterside bars and restaurants where you can sit and watch the world go by, plus ferries over to the island of Spinalonga.


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What to expect


Highlights

Learn the fascinating and tragic history of the island of Spinalonga, just a short boat ride away

Learn the fascinating and tragic history of the island of Spinalonga, just a short boat ride away

Sip sundowners looking out over the water towards Spinalonga

Sip sundowners looking out over the water towards Spinalonga

Dive headfirst into a relaxing break on this stunning stretch of the Cretan coastline

Dive headfirst into a relaxing break on this stunning stretch of the Cretan coastline

Take full advantage of your half board basis, with meals in any of the four in-resort restaurants

Take full advantage of your half board basis, with meals in any of the four in-resort restaurants

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Home truths

    The resort features five pools, a spa, fitness centre, tennis courts, a library, kids’ club, and a central area with restaurants and entertainment

    Rates include half board within the resort – there are four restaurants to choose from

    There are other villas nearby, though the property is surrounded by a stone wall and feels private

    Housekeeping is offered twice daily

    One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor, so it may be suitable for those with limited mobility

    In addition to the washing machine in the villa, the resort offers a laundry service with a same-day express option

    Access the villa via a private entrance

    There are several laptop-friendly workspaces

About this stay


Amenities

Tennis court

Gym

Spa

Sauna

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Bedrooms & bathrooms

3 bedrooms, 4 beds

3 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Arrange a chef

Baby sitting

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Laundry and dry cleaning

Massage

Restaurant reservations

Tickets and experience booking

Additional fees

  • Your host can help arrange cooking classes, wine tasting and excursions for an additional fee

  • While pool heating is included for stays between 17th April to 4th June and 20th September to 31st October, it can be heated outside of this period for an additional €100 per day

  • There may be some extra fees to pay here, such as charges for utilities, final cleaning fees, city tax and security deposits – all of which you may need to pay in cash to the homeowner. Please reach out during the booking process to confirm.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Plaka

The seaside fishing village of Plaka has a beautiful setting on Elounda Bay. The beach here is gorgeous, with its crystal clear waters and smooth white pebbles. At the northern end, you'll find a water sports centre. There are lovely views of the island of Spinalonga from here too. Its name derives from the Italian word for 'long spine' – Plaka and the island were the subject of a best-selling...

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Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore the underwater world on a semi-submarine

Explore the underwater world on a semi-submarine

Embark on a thrilling 1h30 tour in Agios Nikolaos and discover amazing sea life. Friendly crew, great captain, and breathtaking scenery make this a must-experience attraction for adults and kids alike.

26 min
Learn about olive oil production at Cretan Olive Oil Farm

Learn about olive oil production at Cretan Olive Oil Farm

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of olive oil production at this family-owned farm. Take a guided tour, taste delicious local products, and browse the shop for unique souvenirs.

18 min
Enjoy the relaxing Almiros Beach

Enjoy the relaxing Almiros Beach

A beautiful, unspoilt beach with soft sandy shores, clear waters, and stunning mountain views. Perfect for swimming, diving, and snorkelling.

25 min

Get around

Airport

Heraklion N. Kazantzakis

1 hr 10 min

Sitia Public "Vitsentzos Kornaros"

1 hr 31 min

Train station

lti Meli Palace

46 min

Bus stop

Central Bus St. Nicholas

25 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

10 min

Cafe

15 min

Pharmacy

6 min

Points of interest

Beach

Παραλία Δρήρος

1 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No smoking

No pets

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 14:00

Departure before 11:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Oliver

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Nearly twenty years ago, Oliver and his friend began curating the world's most unique and rustic getaways. Driven by their own unforgettable experience at a chateau, they have grown remarkably since then. Much like Plum, they believe in hand-picked luxury that doesn't break the bank.

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