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The Lounge at night
Pool with stunning views
Private pool with stunning sea and mountain views
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The lounge
Kitchen
Kitchen
On the Sun Terrace
Outside Dining Area
Outside Dining Area
Pergola covered bbq area with stone oven
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Master bedroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Bedroom 2
Double Bedroom
4th bedroom  with single beds
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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Polina B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“AMAZING!”
Reviewed 27 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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My family and I traveled to many destinations across the world, but the experience we got staying at the villa Ellie in Greece this summer was unbelievable! From the moment of our arrival to the villa our minds were blown away! The villa is located at the very top of the mountain; therefore the view that you get is spectacular. You get to see the most beautiful sunsets overlooking at the mountains and the waterfront; and even more breathtaking starry skies and the view of the night city. The villa seems to be secluded from every other house located nearby, making this experience seem very private.

The villa is very spacious. Although we had a crowd of 6 people (all different ages and interests), there was room for everybody, and a quite place to “escape” if needed. The villa has two big terraces and a big pool area, making this a perfect vacation spot for those who enjoy spending their vacation relaxing outside, and not go sightseeing every day. For those that enjoy sightseeing, the villa was in a good proximity to various attractions. There are also a variety of beaches near the villa, so we had no problem getting around (we had two rental car).
The Inside the house id very equipped, and has all the things that you can imagine (starting from hair driers, and irons, ending with detergent). We were especially pleasantly surprised with how well equipped the kitchen is. There is plenty of dining locations in the house- a dining room/living room inside the house, a beautiful balcony terrace outside the house, and a nice brick stone oven on the upper level terrace. All three dining areas have beautiful views!
Every bedroom is connected to the main balcony, therefore you wake up to a spectacular view every morning. The rooms were spacious, and with a lot of storage space. The beds were very comfortable.

The owners of the house are very pleasant and helpful. They were always there to help with any questions we might have had. Overall, I would grade our stay as an A++. Would definitely come back again, and recommend to all my friends.

Thank you so much Mandy and Tony! ☺

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 18-24
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Wringwort...
Looe, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Outstanding Villa - excellent location, stunning views and HUGE amount of space.”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The photos for this villa do not do it justice - it is truly outstanding! The drive up from Elounda is less than 10 minutes and, although the road is winding, it isn't narrow and there is rarely any other cars on it. Once you arrive the views are breathtaking. This villa is set looking out across the little villages, then Elounda and then the sea. There is so much outside space this is a villa that would really benefit from a site plan. with no near neighbours and no one overlooking the only sound you hear is the jangling of the sheep and goat bells. There is a barbecue area on the first floor complete with pizza oven and a huge sundeck outside 3 of the 4 bedrooms. then at ground floor level is the main outdoor eating area on one side with the pool and its seating on the other and the villa nestling in the middle.

This is an exceptionally clean and well maintained property with some excellent little touches like a welcome basket, board games and things to read and watch. All the linen and towels are of high quality and the kitchen is the best equipped we have ever found with a dishwasher being a very welcome addition.

The bedrooms are of a good size with lots of space and new air conditioning units which run quietly enough to leave them on at night. Downstairs in the living room the two French doors - one side to the pool and the other to the seating area - can be left open to create a welcome breeze.

The pool was a great size for some lively teens and again free pool toys to enjoy. Everywhere was spotlessly clean.

We met our hosts just before midnight and they took their time to show us the villa - there was no rush. the booking process too was very easy and nothing seemed too much trouble.

Elounda itself is a perfect place for a holiday with children or teens. Plenty of shops, many selling local produce, a great beach and a huge choice of restaurants and bars for the evening. Its a great base for exploring the area and the drive through the hills is stunning.

we found a huge amount to do locally and ran out of time to do all of the things on our wish list.

There are around 60 steps down to the villa from the parking area - unavoidable if you want to stay somewhere with stunning views and you don't want other villas on top of you. They are very well lit and not at all steep and, as someone in my 50's and unfit, I didn't find them a struggle at all. This villa is ideal for families but also for groups of friends because it is so spacious. You can spot it on the hillside looking up from Elounda because of its size! I would thoroughly recommend Villa Ellie to my family and friends. it represented excellent value for money.

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Liked best: A huge villa on a huge plot with no neighbours to see or listen to
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SimonJame...
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Stunning views, amazing facilities. Book it ”
Reviewed 28 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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person found this review helpful

We booked Villa Ellie almost a year before we actually went and so had built it up in our minds before we got there - it didn't disappoint.

The views are stunning, the pool is divine and there is everything you can possibly need. Mandy and Tony had even thoughtfully left a very handy welcome pack out for us, which saved visiting a supermarket on the first day for lunch bits.

There are some steps down from the drive but this very minor inconvenience is totally off set by the views you get.

The pool is bigger than we thought and very private. We spent the majority of our time comatose around it.

The only minor niggle we had was the wifi kept dropping out. But really, you go on holiday to escape all that.

We couldn't recommend it enough. My advice is to book it. You won't regret it.

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Management Response
29 Jul 2016
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay with us, we are so pleased that you had a great time! We enjoyed having you all stay and hope that you will choose Villa Ellie again next time you holiday in northern Crete.
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Danielle1...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant Villa, perfect location, stunning views”
Reviewed 22 April 2016 for a stay in July 2015

After staying in many villas over the years, Villa Ellie is by far the best villa we have EVER stayed in. Everything about the villa was superb.

When arriving me and my family were greeted by the owners Mandy and Tony who were such lovely people and made myself and my family very welcome. The villa was spotlessly clean everything was immaculate. Throughout the holiday we had clean sheets and towels and when we needed anything the owners were just a phone call away.

The villa Itself was in a perfect location with the local shops just a few minutes drive away.

On the whole myself my husband and my 3 children had a fantastic time and had no reason really to leave the villa much as everything we needed and wanted was here.

A massive Thank you.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Woznoz
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Piece of Paradise ”
Reviewed 20 April 2016 for a stay in July 2015
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I booked Villa Ellie for our family holiday although we had visited Crete before we had never stayed in or near Elounda. Villa Ellie sits in the hills above the town of Elounda it's no more than a ten minute drive from the town but a car is essential.

Elounda has great bars and restaurants to suit all. I'd recommend the trip to Spinalonga and we also liked Plaka Beach

On Arrival we were greeted by Mandy who welcomed us and showed us around the villa. Mandy was very helpful and made us feel nothing was to much trouble she also has a lot of information about the local area and places of interest. An unexpected touch was the welcome pack which contained some essentials which was great as we did not have to rush out to the shops immediately after a long journey

Villa Ellie is in a peaceful and private location it really offered my family a home from home experience with a touch of luxury the grounds it sits in and the gardens are beautiful !! The pool area is perfect with enough sun loungers for all and very private. Inside is spacious and light and very well equipped we wanted for nothing during our stay The bedrooms have air conditioning which was lovely in the evening. The villa is immaculate very well maintained and spotlessly clean.

My favourite thing about Villa Ellie is the view I never got bored of it during my stay from reading a book on the top terrace or just sitting with a glass of wine it is simply stunning in my opinion a piece of paradise. We had an amazing holiday experience and will definitely be returning in the future


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Antony261...
Ascot, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely villa”
Reviewed 18 April 2016 for a stay in July 2015

We had a great family holiday at Villa Ellie. Wonderful welcome pack on arrival. This villa is the best fitted out villa we have ever stayed at. Everything you need is supplied and no need to buy anything apart from food. Mandy & Tony were brilliant and couldn't do enough to make our holiday wonderful. The Taverna in the village has closed so nothing within walking distance but some lovely restaurants within a short drive.
The only slight downside is the number of steps down to the Villa from the parking area which obviously have to be climbed when you go out which is tricky with shopping and luggage.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Apr 2016
Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure to share our hone with you.
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Jane H
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb villa, lovely views, quiet location, brilliant owners”
Reviewed 25 March 2016 for a stay in June 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We stayed at villa Ellie and have to say it was one of the best villas we have ever visited, and we have stayed in many over the years. The owners go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect, everything you need is there, plus more and the villa itself is beautiful. When we arrived, Mandy had provided a Welcome Basket (free of charge) full of snacks, beer, wine, milk, water and wine. This was extra special as we arrived late and were all hungry! The villa inside and out is spotless and it was cleaned halfway through our stay, with clean towels and beach towels provided. We would thoroughly recommend this vlla and hope to return the next time we stay on Crete. Thank you to the owners for sharing their beautiful home.

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Liked best: The views and the facilities the villa offers
Liked least: We had to leave!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
21 Apr 2016
Thank you for your review of your stay with us, it was a pleasure to meet you. We hope to see you again in the future
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