Elounda Pelagos details
Perched on a rocky hillside and bordered by olive groves and grazing sheep, the Elounda Pelagos Villa’s location is about as rural as it gets. You’re not completely off the beaten track here, though. The beach is a 15-minute walk from the property, and the town centre is less than a 5-minute drive away.
At the villa, the swimming pool deserves special mention. It’s set in a stylish stone terrace that’s studded with loungers, and there’s a hammock at one end. The pool comes with a built-in whirlpool bath, too. And, thanks to the property’s hilltop location, you can look out over the Cretan Sea.
Inside, the kitchen-come-dining room has been painted in neutral shades, and comes with a sleek dark-wood dining table and funky oversized vases. In terms of mod-cons, you’ll find basics like a fridge and a microwave as well as extras like a coffee machine and a toaster.
Upper floor: • Double and twin bedrooms with air-conditioning and spectacular sea views • Bathroom with hydro-massage bath
Lower floor: • Double bedroom with doors to pool terrace • Bathroom • Open-plan kitchen and living/dining room with feature fireplace and doors to the pool terrace with sea views
• Washing machine • Dishwasher • Coffee-machine • Kettle • Toaster • Iron/board • Satellite TV with some English channels • CD player • Telephone • Air-conditioning in upstairs bedrooms and living area
Private pool: 9x5m, 1.5-1.6m deep
Access to this villa is via a very steep driveway
Location• 800m to the beach • 1.5km to restaurant and shops • 2km to the nearest golf course available at a local hotel, provided players have proof of their handicap • 71km from the airport
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