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The beach
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Malia, Crete

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David P
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Quietly and conveniently situated next to the sea”
Reviewed 9 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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House up on the beach 1 is a small, simply furnished apartment that looks out over the sea and is very suitable for a couple looking for a relaxing location away from the crowds but with all necessary amenities not far away. The apartment was recently created along with the adjoining apartment “House up on the beach 2” from what used to be a beach taverna, hence its proximity to the sea and large terraced garden area where one can relax in near privacy. The apartments have a large secure parking area within the gated property.
Michalis and Melina are perfect hosts, always available if required without being intrusive. They are proud of what has been achieved so far and are continually seeking to improve the experience of their guests.
If you want to paddle or cool off in the sea then you can do so from the beach below. However a rocky reef protects this part of the beach so serious swimming necessitates a short walk along the beach in either direction to gain access. The nearby (200m) Blue Sea Taverna has a jetty from which swimming is allowed for customers. A further 1km away is Potamos beach. - away from the main resort it is where the locals go. It is sandy, great for swimming and is to be recommended.
There are a number of very good restaurants nearby and if you want to get around without a car a regular bus service can be accessed from the main street in old Malia, a 10-15 minute walk away. The island has much history, beautiful scenery and wonderful beaches, but sometimes it is nice to be able to do nothing. Sitting out in the sun or under the moon in the terraced garden of “House up on the beach 1 & 2”, listening to the Mediterranean lapping on the beach below will not disappoint

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Liked best: The big seaside terrace
Liked least: Having to come home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Lemvig, Denmark
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3 reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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You can't always judge from the pictures, but in this case, every pixel was telling the truth! The house is on a private property just a few hundred meters outside of Malia, which gives access to shops and bars in walking distance, while maintaining a nicely quiet environment. The Mediterranean is literally just five meters off the property, giving a little breaze and the sound of total relaxation.
The owners are very friendly and maintain the whole property in a clean, loving and beautiful way. The garden is very nice.
We first booked the flat for three nights, but were able to prolong our stay for another four nights in the second flat, which was just as nice.
We are planning to return!

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Liked best: The surroundings onthe property
Liked least: basic kitchen facilities
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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DanInLviv
Lviv, Ukraine
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quiet place with a sheltered pool right off the porch”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed here for 11 days with a 4-year-old and thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

The highlights were as follows:
* The beach is right out back; a pool of water partially shielded by rock, with almost no waves; perfect for teaching our son to swim. In the mornings you have it practically to yourself.
* Michalis was highly responsive to our concern and our requests (addressed all within a few hours); much more than one could reasonably expect for such a moderately priced house.
* Extremely quiet location, yet still close enough to get into town in about 15 minutes. Maybe 22 minutes along the main road to get to the center for better restaurants and tavernas (we liked Symposium and Michalis suggested Kalispera) as well as lots of nightclubs. Alternatively, rent a quad for 30 EUR/day, less for multiple days.

The house is a duplex with each side rented separately. It's fine for a couple or parents with a child like us. It would be cramped with 3+ adults or more than one child. Nearest WiFi is at the Blue Sea Taverna (3 min walk; nice people but underwhelming food) Bathroom is fine, but don't be startled: the water pressure is so strong we sometimes felt some unpleasant static electricity. Just turn it down a bit if that happens. Small kitchenette with half-sized fridge, mini-oven with built in electric stove. Or you can cook on the nice outdoor grill.

We would highly suggest it for anyone who wants a nice quiet place to retreat to during their vacation.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Newson70
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Fantastic stay, house is exactly as decribed and although close to Malia there was no noise to be heard. An easy walk into Malia and a lovely little cove at the end of the garden.The owner greeted us when we arrived and showed us around the house even though we arrived at 1am. We were left water, fruit and some Raki., which was an unexpected suprise.
We had barbeques in the garden which was great listening to the waves on the beach while sitting in the swing chairs with a galss of wine. We walked to Potomas beach and Malia Palace from the house which was an easy walk. Overall we had a great stay and would love to return , Michalis has a unique house in a beautiful position and we are so glad we found it as it was perfect for our stay.

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Liked best: location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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719liamh
Northwood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Amazing location with superb views. Couldn't have asked for more!”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Booked a last minute holiday and stumbled across this little gem. Normally stay in villas but this was a villa holiday for an apartment price - we can't recommend this place enough. The owner and his family could not have been more helpful and really went out of their way to look after us. The house is well appointed and in a great location so you can either head to the main bars and clubs or just spend the night on your huge terrace in front of the sea.
Will definitely be going back later this year. Thanks Michalis for everything.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018
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fben55
St-Germain-en-Laye, France
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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