About the property
- Cottage398 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
400 sqft Studio with integrated kitchen and separate bathroom, private gazebos..
Olondi lies in the second line of the sea. It is oriented broadsided to the sea and its windows look directly over to the famous island of Spinalonga. Olondi has 2 private Gazebo sitting places: One windshielded and shaded directly in front of the cottage, another smaller gazebo with your private outside lunch and dining table about 20 feet left of your cottage. From there you have unobstructed sea-view and can enjoy the day outside in the shade. The llarge private sunbathing area of Olondi with 2 umbrellas and comfortable large sunbeds is adjacent to your gazebo and has also free seaview as it is located directly above the sea.
Ms. S. Klein
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Ms. S. Klein
I am the property manager for several selected properties on Crete continously and reliably since 2007. Please take a look at all the positive reviews on the properties we manage here. I very much look forward hearing from you!
Ms. S. Klein purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Ms. S. Klein chose Plaka
The area of Plaka and Elounda is probably the most desired area in all eastern Crete. Not only because of the cristal clear mostly quiet water of the sheltered bay that makes it ideal for swimming, relaxing or watersports. But also because of the famous fortress island of Spinalonga that lies directly in front of the property, just about half a mile over the bay. The most expensive hotels of all southern Europe are located in the area of Plaka and Elounda : Blue Palace Hotel, Plaka - Elounda Beach Hotel, Elounda - Elounda Mare Hotel Elounda etc. We have done a very good job with constructions of natural stone and wood to give every cottage a lot of privacy by separating the sitting and sunbathing areas close to your cottage, a thing not self understood even in the bungalows of the large hotels.
What makes this Cottage unique
you are uniquely close to the beach with a nice mix of your private gazebo and sunbathing areas just a few feet from the waterline. At night you can enjoy the moonlight on the sea and the soft sound of the little waves on the beach through your open windows. Pleasures that you pay a fortune for in one of the bungalows of the big hotels. And still you are not in the middle of nowhere but in short walking distance to a small fishing village with lots of nice taverns, a small supermarket etc.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
I will not give this property a detailed review.I will just write that, during the second day of my stay, i booked this place again for next year .
The one and ONLY downside was the poor internet connection.
That is all :)
This is such a charming little cottage and the view from the terraces are spectacular. The cottage itself is simple but has everything you need. Very clean. The hostess Christine was very kind and helpfull and we would love to stay there again.
Замечательный отдых в OLONDI !!!
В сентябре мы отдыхали в OLONDI. Это было замечательное путешествие!
Коттедж находятся рядом с пляжем, но огражден от посторонних глаз. Вы можете искупаться в море и наслаждаться солнцем на своей террасе. Море очень чистое!
В коттедже есть всё необходимое для комфортного отдыха. На кухне- эл. печь с духовым шкафом, микроволновая печь, тостер, кофеварка, эл. чайник , холодильник и вся необходимая утварь для приготовления еды. Было очень приятно, потому что на кухне (в первый день) был набор продуктов и мы могли сразу приготовить себе обед !Есть барбекю и дополнительный стол на веранде, с видом на море.
Хороший и стабильный Wi-Fi. Сейф, фен, утюг и т.д.
Хочется отметить, что место очень красивое и уникальное!!!, т.к. сзади вас огромные горы, а спереди открытый вид на море, на о. Спиналонга ( в выходные он подсвечивается огнями) и в тоже время вы рядом с цивилизацией .Это место, где можно по-настоящему расслабиться и комфортно отдохнуть!!!
Отдельное спасибо Lela ,Jimmi и Christin – они заботились о нашем комфортном отдыхе и были очень дружелюбны!
Дополнительно: Плака – это небольшая деревня, в ней есть таверны ( средний счет 40-60 евро на 2-х взрослых и 2-х детей). Два небольших магазина продуктов, магазины сувениров .Недалеко автобусная остановка, автобус ходит до Agios Nikolaos через Elounda каждые два часа, стоимость до Elounda на одного взрослого 1,8 евро. Напротив автобусной остановки- остановка такси, до Elounda -8 евро, до Agios Nikolaos -21 евро. Аптека есть в Elounda.
OLONDI в Плаке, место куда хочется возвращаться!!!
Location, location, location.
We were blown away. What a perfect location overlooking Spinalonga and the bay with our own private terrace and two eating areas.
The cottage, we loved it more everyday was spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need.
Christine came by and checked everything was ok and was lovely as was Lela the housekeeper and husband Jimmi maintainance man. Nothing was to much trouble.
Plaka is just the best place, small, good tavernas, couple of supermarkets and the people are very friendly. Close enough to Elounda and Agios Nikolaos if you fancy a change.
Thank you for a wonderful two weeks. Plaka beach cottages are the business.
Don't forget beach shoes and maybe a torch for late night walking home and the stones are there for a reason, it can get breezy!
Amazing week at Olondi Cottage
The cottage is exactly as described - the private terrace overlooking Spinalonga is perfect for spending the day relaxing and its only a 5 minute stroll from Plakas tavernas. The cottage is bigger than I expected, freshly redecorated and immaculate with all you need. Totally private with no intrusion from the other cottages and a good stone BBQ for the nights you want to relax. Must recommend Marias taverna just 2 minutes from the Cottage for slow cooked clay pot dishes! The best place to us in Plaka is the Green Tree - sit outside with a cold beer or wine and tapas comes with the drinks, watching the shoppers and boats come in. We were there every evening watching Plaka go by! A fabulous week and will definitely visit again.
Beautiful and relaxing
The cottage was perfectly positioned and very well equipped, beach towels and hairdryer being very welcome additional facilities. The cottage was also cleaned and linens replaced twice in the week we were there, which reflects the attention to detail and thoughtfulness that have been put into making these a relaxing holiday location.
Plaka is beautiful and charming, we ventured further afield a couple of times but everything we needed was within walking distance.
We never tired of the stunning views from the terraces and cottage. We will definitely return.
Located directly at the beach on one of the most famously beautiful parts of Crete’s coast - the Gulf of Mirabello - the light and shades of blue changing with the hours of the day. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot. The beach itself is a long and pretty curve of pebbles, with natural shade from tamarind trees. Just across the water lies the deserted island of Spinalonga with its poignant history and atmospheric ruins and from Plaka’s small harbour it is possible to join a boat to explore the island or hire one for pottering up and down the coast. Plaka also has shops and good tavernas serving fish and other Greek specialities. The walking distance between the cottage and the village is less than 5 minutes along the road behind the beach. The village and complete area is a very safe place, far away from any large city. The less than 200 inhabitants that almost all live of fishing or tourism. A watersport is located within the beach area.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Complete weekly rate for the Cottage-Studio (max 3 pers). Above rates are quoted in EURO. For other currencies please use the conversion tool or request a quote. Payments are also accepted in USD and GBP. •Linnen and Beach towels included! •King size double bed and sofa-bed •Reserved Parking behind the property •Children are welcome. •Free WIFI •Private (unshared and secluded) Gazebo and sun terrace in front of the cottage •End cleaning included Force Majeure - We are unable to accept responsibility for any aspect of your holiday arrangements beyond our control such as threats of war, civil commotion, riots, industrial disputes, earthquakes or natural disasters, government action or travel delays caused by any reason Subletting. The accommodation is provided for the sole use of the Clients named on the booking form. Subletting or assignment of the property is not permitted. Insurance - The Client is strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance for all members of the party. Rental Period The rental period commences at 14.00hrs (2 PM) on the first day and ends at 10.00 hrs on the last day.