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Review of Villa Ella

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View of the villa and pool terrace from the garden
The pool and mountains beyond
A mountain view from the bedroom terrace
Double bedroom one
The pool from the bedroom terrace
Double bedroom two
The kitchen area from the lounge
Another view of the pool and terrace from garden
Elounda from Villa direction
The single beds bedroom
The lower bathroom
The villa at night
View from kitchen to terrace and Elounda and sea beyond
A quiet shady spot in the olive grove
Kitchen from the terrace
View from the living area balcony
Villa lounge area
A garden view
The pool in the late afternoon
The mountains behind the Villa
Outside dining area
The harbour at Elounda
Elounda fishing boat
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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Vicky S
Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I cannot recommed this villa enough”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Elounda is definitely our favourite Greek holiday destination, we have been visiting the lovely friendly fishing village for years. Having found Villa Ella this has now become our favourite place to stay. There were 4 adults and 2 children in our party and the villa was perfect in every way. The villa is laid out over 3 floors. The top floor has the lounge/kitchen with balaconies on both sides so you can take in either the view of the bay or the gorgeous mountains behind. On the bottom floor there is a twin room with a bathroom, perfect for my 2 children. There are 2 double bedrooms on the middle floor both with direct access out into the pool area and garden. My favourite has to be the hammock swing chair........perfect for relaxing under the shade of the olive trees.
When we arrived Barbara and Ken were there to meet us, having been shopping to make sure we had the basic supplies (agreed with the owners prior to arrival). They were always available if needed and were another asset to this gorgeous villa.
I cannot recommend this villa highly enough. We will definitely be going back again.

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Liked best: hammock in the olive trees
Liked least: there was nothing we didn't like
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Wollaston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Tippettto...
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“Beautiful Villa in a Beautiful Location”
Reviewed 8 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Villa Ella is set in an Olive grove above the beautiful fishing village of Elounda. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Villa to Elounda village.
The owners right from the start were extremely helpful, we had in our group a 16 month old child and they made sure a cot with bedding and car seat were waiting for us on our arrival, they also arranged car hire with a local car hire owner who met us at Heraklion airport with a car and let us follow him directly to the villa,a great idea and well worth it if you are not familiar with the roads over there.
The villa itself is set on 3 floors, it's bright and airy, very well decorated and maintained to a very high standard. Plenty of towels were provided as well as all the bedding. Everything you need in the kitchen was provided. The garden area is beautiful full of herbs and flowers, the bbq with outside fridge and plastic plates etc. was a nice touch and they seem to have thought of everything. The pool is just the right size and was cleaned every few days.
The view from the villa overlooking Elounda was beautiful all though reasonably close to the village the villa was extremely peaceful.
The caretakers Ken and Barbara were extremely helpful and always on hand should you need them.
I would definitely recommend this beautiful property, I would say as it is open plan and has lots of stairs that maybe it wouldn't be suitable for anyone with mobility problems or families with small toddlers as our one was constantly trying to climb up and down the steps,however I am sure if you requested a stair gate of some kind well in advance this would solve the problem.
All in all we had a wonderful time, the locals are lovely and the tavernas are child friendly and reasonably priced,and they were very kind to us and our children.

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Liked best: Beautiful Olive Garden and the location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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