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.
- Cottage398 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
Plaka Beach Holiday Cottages
50 ft. from the waterline lies this exceptional small flock of three separated cottages on a beautiful and safe plot of fenced land. A few steps bring you from your cottage directly down to the sea which is not more than 50 feet away from your terrace. The cottage is a spacy 1 Studio room with sea-view, a built-in kitchenette and a separate bathroom with sink, shower, toilet. The studios are inside identical with vaulted high ceilings, ca. 400 sq.ft. (about 37 square meters), large comfortable double bed (King size), separate sofa/bed (2m x 90cm), view to the sea, inside and outside eating area, built in kitchen, separate windowed bathroom with marble tiling, Shower, sink, toilet. The Studio room has full A/C with the most modern inverter technology for enhanced environmental and noise protection. Every cottage has its private shaded outside Gazebo with table and chairs, with unobstructed view to the sea as well as a private sunbathing area also just for you. The cottages are separated by high natural stone walls for a maximum privacy. It would be hard to be closer to the sea or in a more relaxing spot with the soft sound of the waves around you. And it would be hard to find such a safe location far away from the big cities but still in short walking distance (ca. 650 ft, ca. 200m) of a friendly little fishing village with many original tavernas and cafes. A bus stop is close. FOR RATES AND OUR CONTINOUSLY UPDATED AVAILABILTY CALENDAR PLEASE SCROLL DOWN!!!
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More about the location:
You will spend a wonderful and relaxing holiday directly above and on a beach on one of the most famously beautiful parts of Crete’s coast - the Gulf of Mirambello - 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 properties 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 usually at the beach.
• Cancellation - By the Client: 63 days or before your arrival, the deposit will be non-refundable. Less than 63 days prior to your arrival, the total cost of the accommodation will be non-refundable if we, the owners, are unable to recover the income by re renting.
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 1400hrs on the first day and ends at 1000hrs on the last day.
• Health & Safety: We cannot accept any responsibility for your health & safety while staying at the property. We will provide guidelines at the property to assist you in minimizing any risks to your safety. Security: Crete is still a very safe location and does not have a high incidence of crime. Actually Greece has one of the lowest crime rates in all Europe. We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to property or persons during the course of your booking. Damage caused to the property and/or its contents The Client must accept full responsibility for damage and breakages to the property and goods. All such damages and breakages will be charged for at replacement value and must be paid for prior to departure.
Ms. S. Klein
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- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 16, 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.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nine great days in Plaka
Nice little studio with great terraces. You have to try watching stars at night lying on the big terrace with a glass of wine. One terrace for breakfast, one terrace for dinner and one to relax and watch the Spinalonga Island and the people on the beach bellow. We always rent a car and do trips almost every day. Not this time. Highly recommended to people who like peace and quiet and beautiful places.
Incredible! Like living in a postcard!
We are three friends travelling around Greece and spent a few days at the cottages. It was an amazing experience, perfect for our group. The host/staff were very friendly and provided more than what we needed. The location couldn't be better and was a highlight of our trip to Greece. Highly recommend visiting Spinalonga and reading The Island. Thank you again for everything. We hope to return someday with our families.
Stunning little studio with fantastic outside space. The sunbathing terrace is even more spacious than it looks in the pictures. Plaka itself is a charming village with lots of lovely restaurants. A Wonderful and truly relaxing holiday, could not recommend this place more!
Just the most incredible location
You cannot fault the location - we wanted to be on the sea and we were. This place has a wonderful setting right on the beach at Plaka. A few short steps from ones cottage and you are in the sea. But there were little things about the cottage that let it down for us and what would have been 4 stars is instead 3.
We were in the back cottage - Olondi Cottage - it has all that you need for a holiday, a small functioning kitchen, seperate bathroom (tiny shower tray) etc. Its very clean and well looked after - welcome supplies on arrival too - very handy.
Our thoughts for people thinking about staying - we had hoped for sleeping with the sounds of the sea but sadly was replaced with the sounds of the neighbours cottages air-cons - if you want to sleep with the sound of the sea - don't go for Olondi. Despite the stellar location the fittings/ furniture inside the cottage were a bit, well we felt they let the cottage down. The bedding was a little too much like a 16 year old for us, the wardrobe sits under the cottages air-con, the day bed/ extra bed might work for a 3rd person to sleep but didn't work for seating at night, the TV (if you need one at all) sits perched on a rickety table.......I know they sound trite but it was these little things we felt just let it down from being just so much better - Having said all that we loved loved loved the location, the cottage did have all that one needed for a holiday and if you really do want to be 'by the sea' then this place is for you.
Perfect Week in Plaka
Fabulous little studio cottage, perfect for two, with amazing outdoor space to relax, read and gaze across to Spinalonga island (read Victoria Hislop's The Island - it adds to your holiday). A few steps down to a lovely beach - pretty quiet in early June - and a stroll to all the restaurants within five minutes. Great location to walking, and to explore further if you have a hire car (Crete has great roads even inland in the mountains), with your own parking space next to the three locked, gated cottages. Can't recommend enough.
Beautiful Property in a Stunning Location
We had an absolutely wonderful time in Olondi - the accommodation and outside areas were superb, really clean and well maintained by Jimmy and Lela. On arrival, there was a lovely welcome pack with essential items. The view from the sunbathing terrace was just so beautiful (even better than the photos) looking across to Spinalonga and the beach is literally on your doorstep. We could not fault any aspect of our stay and Christine, our host, was very attentive - arranging our flight transfers and checking in on us the day after arrival to check everything was ok. Thank you Christine, Jimmy and Lela for making our stay such an unforgettable one - we hope to return again in the future.
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
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.