The Melitina Residence

crete, greek islands
4 bedroom - 4 bath
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Travel dates:
€560 - €2,952 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

A coastal villa with sophisticated style, set in a hidden pocket of Crete with uninterrupted sea views and a selection of arty cafés and tavernas on the doorstep. It sleeps 6 + 2. Perched in a seriously scenic, secluded spot 5 minutes’ walk from the village of Mochlos, parents can unwind in peace and privacy but stroll out for a Greek coffee or a laid-back lunch without need of the car. A daily breakfast is served at the villa each morning so parents can enjoy at their leisure, without the prep. As the day warms, the stylish infinity pool will beckon, making laid-back days in feel even more luxurious. For hotter times of day, there are plenty of cool spaces to retreat to inside, all elegantly furnished with contemporary pieces handpicked by the owner. Thought has gone into every detail from the luxury linens to the cleverly designed layout. Every bedroom has its own ensuite with the primary bedroom additionally benefitting from a kingsize bed and its own furnished balcony space so parents can soak in the view in peace. On the lower ground floor there is a home cinema for laid back nights in as well as a sauna, and the host’s concierge can additionally arrange in-house massage treatments for parents in need of some pampering.

Why Kids Love it

Kids will think they've found paradise at this island hideaway with its state-of-the-art villa, spacious gardens and gorgeous infinity pool, heated in cooler months so little ones can stay in for longer. The landscaped lawns are perfect for games or picnics with a view, while the spacious terraces have plenty of chill out seating - from plush corner sofas to lounge-worthy beanbag beds. Inside, the villa is kitted out for entertainment with plenty of space to hangout. There’s a comfy living area with large TV while downstairs there’s a home cinema room for more intimate movie screenings. This room doubles as a bedroom with 2 convertible sofa beds, ideal for teenagers seeking some space. For those keen on swimming, Mochlos beach is 5 minutes walk from the villa and is small and sandy, ideal for younger paddlers. There are other beaches and coves to the east of the village with clear waters perfect for snorkeling and boat trips/hire can be arranged via the local tavernas. Teenagers are welcome at the village’s friendly bars which are easily accessible on foot from the villa but sufficiently close for parent’s peace of mind.

Things to Know

Minimum stay 7 nights. For guests wishing to travel as a larger group, there’s the option of renting the Kalloni Residence ‘next door’, close enough for easy access but far enough away that the villas retain their privacy. The pool is heated during the months of April/May/Sep/Oct to a temperature of 23-25°C. Please note that the pool is ungated, and there is an open staircase with rope banister inside which younger children should be supervised around. A daily breakfast is provided at the villa. Bath and pool towels are included in the rental. There is air conditioning and WiFi throughout. The downstairs home cinema room can be made into a twinsize room, please request at time of booking. The property has a gas barbecue and laundry room. Car hire, child seats and booster seats are available for an additional charge on request. The host’s concierge team can additionally help arrange in-house extras such as chefs/catering, babysitting/childcare services, boat hire, pre-arrival fridge stock, airport transfers and taxi bookings. Please get in touch at the time of booking.

About the Location

The villa is located 5 minutes walk from the pretty village of Mochlos, a tucked away waterside community in eastern Crete. The vibe is that of a laid-back fishing village, atmospheric and relaxed with a number of excellent seafront tavernas, bars and cafes. There is a small sandy beach here and some larger family-friendly beaches just a short drive away including the spacious white sand Voulisma Beach, in Mirabello Bay, 3o minutes by car. For those seeking more dining options, the cosmopolitan port of Agios Nikolaos is a 45 minute drive and is a lively town with lots of tavernas and bars to choose from. Sitia in northern Crete is a lovely town with delicious local food and an arty vibe with ancient ruins to explore. The closest airport is Heraklion which is 1 hour, 30 minutes by car.

Accommodation Details

This property has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms set over 3 floors. The spacious ground floor of the villa is open plan with the stylish living room occupying the space next to the terrace where sliding glass doors create easy inside/outside living. It has a comfy corner sofa, coffee table and wall mounted TV. The dining/ kitchen area is the other side of the room, easily accessible but occupying space of its own. There is a dining table seating 8 and a simple, smart kitchen which is fully-equipped with everything guests would expect, including a coffee maker and a dishwasher. There are stairs leading down to a twinsize bedroom with 2 singlesize beds and an ensuite shower room. On the lower ground floor below, there is a cinema room with 2 singlesize sofa beds which can be turned into the fourth bedroom. There is a bathroom opposite, and also a laundry room and a sauna on this floor. Upstairs on the first floor are the 2 primary bedrooms, both with kingsize beds, ensuite shower rooms and access to their own furnished balconies to take in the views. The garden space comprises of a several lawned areas and spacious terraces. Under the shaded wooden pergola, there is an alfresco dining table seating 8, an outdoor kitchen with hob and grill and a gas BBQ. This leads on to an open sun terrace with chill out seating, sun loungers and the 5m x 8m infinity pool surrounded by palm trees and coastal planting. Off down a garden path is a further sun terrace with a glass balcony, rustic wooden drinks tables and corner sofa seating – perfect for taking in the sunset with a cold drink in hand.

Style Notes

Boutique beachside luxury. Style rules at this elegant retreat where traditional materials such as stone, wood and plaster have been blended with handpicked modern furniture and design-led lighting. Playful wood-carved patterns and artworks add interest and tasteful fun to each room while bathrooms are adorned with luxurious stone. Large doors and windows showcase the views, with sliding mechanisms bringing the outside into the living spaces, seamlessly blending with the natural hues and rustic woven wall art. The gardens have been landscaped with lovely, shady walkways, a canopied dining space and glass balconied terraces with plush contemporary seating for sea and star gazing. We love the attention to detail throughout with every space artfully designed for enhanced relaxation and socializing in coastal splendor. The teak sun deck, the infinity pool and the multitude of terraces with comfy cushioned seating and beachside beanbags all inviting you to sit, unwind and take in the view.

  • 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
2 king
2 sofa bed (single)
2 twin / single
sleeps 8
Daniel S.
Member since January 23, 2023
Hello Kid & Coe families. I am a home manager who helps to host this property on behalf of owners. I am happy to answer any questions that you have.

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.