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“A fantastic home away from home”
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27 reviews
Peace!!!
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

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Lisaloulo...
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A fantastic home away from home”
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 away, also here you can find water sports, banana boats etc that the teenagers want. We even found a restaurant to deliver us take away if you don't feel like leaving the pool surround or cooking!
The out door space is fantastic - with plenty of seating for both day time & evening socializing. And if you want some quite time away from the group! There is even a roof terrace which is perfect for star gazing. Look out for shooting stars.....
The inside of the villa is so well equipped, ample comfy sofas (although in August we hardly used this space as nice to be outside in the warm evenings), the kitchen has everything (& more) your kitchen at home has.
The beds were comfy, the rooms all lovely with air conditioning throughout the property. 2 bonuses (if you are used to holidaying in Greece) the toilet paper can go down the loo & the shower heads are attached to the wall! :)
The approach road is a little uneven but take it slowly its fine. The drive from Heraklion airport takes 2 hours and is a good road and a straight forward journey.
Not forgetting the lovely pool, spent a lot of time floating on a lilo (provided) to keep cool!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Sep 2017
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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Nicola R
2 reviews
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 29 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Just returned from a two week stay at this superb villa! The most comfortable beds we have ever slept in! There is not a single item missing from the kitchen and lots of cook books to make fabulous meals. Totally private but only a short walk to a lovely cafe/bar, and 10 minute walk to a beautiful empty beach! Who could ask for more? Many authentic Tavernas all within a 5 min drive. Didn't have one bad meal. Cannot recommend enough!

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Management Response
7 Jul 2017
Dear Nicola,
Thank you for your great review. Cooking is one of Sue's passions - hence the kitchen utensils and cookbooks.
Privacy we also like - plus of course we also love a comfortable bed!
Hopefully we will see you again.
Many thanks,
MARTIN & SUE
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scotswhah...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Luxurious leisure”
Reviewed 4 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Everything in this accommodation is of the highest quality. For those who want to cook, the kitchen is beautifully equipped - my mother in law, who is a chef, was delighted with the knives! The bedrooms provide a good range of sleeping arrangements - we stayed in the master bedroom - complete with own balcony! The pool area is exceptional and so much space - even with seven people, there was always a quiet spot away from everyone else if you needed it! The barbecue was also put to good use. Any problems we had (such as broken kettle) were dealt with swiftly. As other reviews have mentioned, a car is an absolute necessity as the nearest town is a good ten minutes drive away (not something you would attempt to walk in the height of summer). Be prepared for a bumpy ride on the approach road which is not yet properly surfaced. It can be quite punishing on the suspension of your car.

As you can see, I am struggling to mention anything negative. This really was the trip of a lifetime and we all enjoyed our stay very much.

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Liked best: The sheer quality of everything within the accommodation.
Liked least: Long journey from Heraklion airport.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
5 Aug 2016
Sorry about the kettle. There is a spare one in the cupboard but we will get another new one.
Thankyou for this great review.
S & M Pearce
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Rach12345...
1 review
“Beautiful, unspoilt and peaceful”
Reviewed 19 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Cannot recommend this villa enough!
An extremely well equipped modern villa which was immaculately clean upon arrival. It is in a very quiet and peaceful location so a car is a must even if it is just to pop to the shops. There were ten of us staying and we managed with one car.

The local town is just lovely and we spent a couple of days at The Rock Bar right on the beach which was a great location for a bottle of Prosecco to watch the sun go down!

We travelled with two other families and had five children between us who enjoyed the water sports provided by George who was great!

We also ate lunch at Dragons Cave which has stunning views and amazing food! There are some lovely Tavernas locally to spend the evenings in too.

We would definitely recommend this villa and would love to visit again!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jul 2016
Thanks Rachel - what a fabulous review!
Sue and I look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Management of the property
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Jul 2016
Thank you Galina for the positive points.
Point taken with regard to any mid stay cleaning. We will amend our contract to clearly explain that a mid stay linen change is all that is included(--As stated in the information book provided). If mid stay cleaning is required, this must be arranged and paid for locally,via our agent on site.
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Caroline...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Perfect holiday home from home”
Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We have just returned from a 10 day stay at Villa Estia. The perfect escape from the UK in October.
The villa is exceptionally well appointed, benefitting from lots of features to keep a 3 and a 5 year old occupied. The pool is a great size, and a TV, Wii and DVD player can be used when it gets too hot. Evening explorations around the villa yielded sneak views of toads, owls, and geckos - VERY exciting for small boys!
The villa is amazingly well supplied with all manner of kitchen equipment and crockery. We didn't need to bring towels, and are going home with clean clothes thanks to the washing machine.
The beach at Makrigialos is one of the best I have been to, with beautiful sand (for digging), a very shallow and warm sea, and excellent tavernas for refreshments.
We will be returning.

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Liked best: the extremely well-stocked kitchen - plenty of crockery; not just the bare minimum
Travelling group: Young Children
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
2 Sep 2017
Hi Caroline,
Marvellous. Lots of thanks for your review.
So pleased that your boys got to see some of the local wildlife and all in a safe setting. We too like to take our grandchildren around in an evening looking for geckos and other animals.
Glad the villa met your expectations too.
Kind regards,
MARTIN
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Bedale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

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Liked best: Quiet location but easy access to the town
Liked least: Going Home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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