The Elounda Villa Nº 2

crete, greek islands
8 bedroom - 8.5 bath
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€2,143 - €2,589 per night (EUR)
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    A concierge service is available for this property
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Perks for the Parents

This boutique luxury villa with incredible views of the Mediterranean and the mountains offers beautiful design, relaxation and plenty to keep both children and adults happy. It sleeps up to 17 plus 2 babies. It features a crib, travel crib, toys, books, two high chairs and two strollers to make families feel at home. Perched on a hillside, the infinity pool makes the most of the views with lounging areas scattered poolside and amongst the olive trees. For dinner under the stars, there’s a bbq with an al fresco dining table, plus a breakfast bar in the kitchen overlooking the sea. Fit parents can follow running tracks towards the beach. The Villa Manager can arrange for in-house treatments and yoga classes and there is a spa next door at Porto Elounda for further pampering. For occasions or big groups travelling together, there’s the option of renting Villa 1 and Villa 2 together. The villas are 180 meters apart with easy access between them, but each retains its own privacy due to orientation, site terrain and landscaping.

Why Kids Love it

Kids will love the pool of course, that can be heated on request. But there are also toys for up to 12 years old and a fully-equipped playground in the grounds between the 2 villas where children can play freely and safely on site. The timber play equipment is from Finnish makers Lappset and includes a mobile seahorse, balancing beam, swing set suitable for babies and toddlers, seesaw, climbing frame, abacus, playhouse, and even a shaded area for parents. There are large bedrooms, common spaces, pathways for walks or games in the grounds, while hammocks strung in olive trees provide relaxing spaces for all the family. Other nearby activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, watersports, horse-riding, boat trips, hidden caves and the animal reserve of Amazonas Park where you can feed the monkeys.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday. High season rates apply in July & August. The pool is now gated but there are unfenced drop offs around it and children will need supervision around it. There are open stone stairs as well. A baby crib, baby bath and travel crib, two high chairs and two strollers, toddler bed and pool toys are available in both villas. Rental of the villa includes daily cleaning and a 24 hr concierge service. The pool is heated upon request (€500/week, to be paid directly to the host on arrival) and pets are also allowed on request. Amenities include air conditioning, a BBQ, espresso machine, gym equipment (including water rowing machine, TRX bands, yoga mats, weighted ball and some weights), Wi-Fi and iPod docking station. Please note there is a washing machine but no dryer. Other services such as a private chef, beauty treatments, boat trips, transport, yoga lessons, massages by the pool and a babysitter are available on demand for an extra charge. Please contact the host for further information on additional services. It can be rented in conjunction with The Elounda Villa no.1 for large groups (5% discount on rental of both villas together). NOTE: The host requires a copy of the lead guest passport on check in.

About the Location

The villa is 3km outside Elounda, a small former fishing village on the north coast of the island of Crete. Elounda is a top luxury destination and is known for its discretion and privacy where high-profile guests can escape the crowds. For serene waters and sand, the nearest beach is Elounda Aquila Hotel beach, about a 7-minute walk. The must-see Bronze Age archeological site of Knossos is a 40-minute drive and day boat trips run to the uninhabited island and former leper colony of Spinalonga. Heraklion International Airport, the main airport on the island, is 1 hour, 10 minutes taxi or car ride along the coast, while the nearest port is at Agios Nikolaos. Car hire is recommended to reach the nearby beaches and explore the villages and their restaurants.

Accommodation Details

Villa 2 has 6 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms on 3 levels, plus 2 more bedrooms in a separate Garden Suite. There are 5 bedrooms in the main house and 1 independently accessed guest room. On the ground floor is a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area that is open plan to a living room with a fireplace and study area. French doors lead to the terrace and the outdoor dining table next to the pool. Also on this floor are two double bedrooms (one with two twin beds and one with a double bed, accessed separately via steps next to the main entrance) and en-suite shower rooms with rain showers, walk-in closets and beautiful views to the Mediterranean. One of the rooms has a small terrace with direct access to the pool. Upstairs is the master kingsize bedroom with a 4-poster bed and ensuite bathroom, and a queensize bedroom with its own entrance and an ensuite shower room – both have a private terrace with sea views. On the lower ground floor are the 2 remaining bedrooms with ensuite rain shower rooms and direct access to the garden and pool, one has two twin beds and one has two twin beds plus a single pull out couch. There is also a laundry room. Outside is an infinity pool, sun loungers, a dining table seating up to 10 under a pergola, children’s play area and an outdoor kitchen. There is a crib and a travel crib that can be set up as well. The Garden Suite consists of 2 ensuite bedrooms (1 double; 1 twin, which can be converted to a double or used as a lounge) plus a kitchenette and a small private garden with jacuzzi. It's connected to the main villa pool and living area via paved paths.

Style Notes

Boutique luxury. Designed by Greek architect Marina Birdimiri, who is originally from Crete and feels affinity with its landscape, this contemporary villa, along with its neighbor, has featured in many architectural magazines for its clean lines and unique beauty. Traditional materials such as stone, wood and plaster are blended with modern furniture and soft colors. Large doors and windows frame the views and each area has been designed with relaxation and socializing in mind. Carefully considered paths through the olive trees provide lovely, shady walks with spots to escape and read a book. We love the soft, neutral colors and contemporary fittings and the views of the blue sea through almost every window and door.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
SLEEPS 16
1 king
3 queen
1 full / double
6 twin / single
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
marina b.
Member since October 23, 2018
Marina Birdimiri was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She studied architecture in Canterbury, Kent. Has designed and worked on projects all over Greece. Has done two solo photography exhibitions in Athens. Marina BirdimiriMarina has an origin from Crete and spent quite a few of her childhood summers on the island. She has always loved sketching around the rural areas and admired the old original, honest and simple architecture of the island. The light and energy of the area led her, in 2009, to first start designing and building in Elounda, Crete. Grabbed the opportunity to create these exclusive residences with great respect to the local architecture as well as the environment. The aim was to design buildings that would only offer their guests a remarkable holiday in a unique location, balancing traditional elements and materials with contemporary lines and needs. Large openings conscientiously framing views, high ceilings in the public areas, earthy colours, thoughtfully designed inside to outside liaisons, local materials such as stone, timber and coloured plaster. Each relaxing and social area is carefully considered and designed to offer comfort and pleasure. Each pathways’ promenade is walked through and studied to offer the best possible experience. Marina still sketches around, travels with her camera and keeps an eye open for the next challenge / project.

Crete, Greek Islands

Ruins, rocky outcrops and rural charm

Off the southern coast of mainland Greece, beautiful Crete is the largest of the islands, packed with rural charm, archeological sites and fabulous mountains - a land where shepherds still tend their flocks wearing traditional dress. Blow the kids’ minds at the enormous Samariá Gorge, tantalize them with tales of ancient civilization, and check out the cave where Zeus was said to have been born.