Sea-front 4 bedroom condo - Moonlight villas


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  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 8 beds
  4. 3 bathrooms
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Nestled in a tranquil agricultural village on southeast Crete, a 4 bedroom sea- and pool-front condo on the ground floor of Moonlight villa offers luxury living in secluded serenity. Perfect for 2 families or a group of friends, Callisto has south and north-facing verandas, pool bar, and spectacular views of sea, moon on the water & sunset. Infinity pool with jetted tub is shared. BBQ, games, bicycles & bike path to beach. COVID flexibility.

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Moonlight Villas overlook the crystal-clear, blue waters of the Mediterranean sea- a beautiful rocky horizon ideal for swimming, sunbathing, surfing, and other water sports. Set in Koutsourás, a quiet, agricultural village in South-Eastern Crete, Moonlight Villas is a ~450 m2 brand new, private, waterfront estate that provides luxurious accommodation with spectacular views of the southern Crete landscape, moon and sunset. The property features an infinity pool (52 m2) and adjoining jacuzzi, from which guests can enjoy these stunning waterfront vistas. The pool is closed November - March 31.

Located only a few minutes’ walk from a local pebble beach, bakery, and coffee shops, patisserie, super markets, bars, restaurants, and pharmacy, the villas combine romantic seclusion with proximity to modern comforts. Likewise, the property is located only a few km away from the tourist town of Makry Gialos, as well as traditional Cretan mountain villages with numerous authentic tavernas and bars. The nearest airports are in Sitia (36 km) and Heraklion (114 km; private transportation can be arranged at a fee).

The Villas are designed to accommodate the elite traveler with a desire for exceptional style and comfort. The 4 private villas, which can be rented either together or separately, are named after the largest moons of the planet Jupiter discovered by Galileo in the 16th century: Europa (218 sq m, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms) and Io (65 sq m, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) on the top floor; Also, Callisto (100 sq m, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms) and Ganymede (38 sq m, 1 bedroom/bathroom) on the ground floor. Callisto and Io are fully handicapped-accessible, and there is an elevator to the top floor.

Each villa has its own private entrance and private verandas with majestic sea and/or garden views. The villas share the infinity swimming pool, Jacuzzi tub, pool bar, and back patio with barbecue, outdoor traditional stone dining, and vegetable and fruit tree garden. There is also free WiFi throughout the property, showers with hydromassage, as well as an indoor jacuzzi tub with color therapy (Europa). Fitted with high quality furnishings, top-quality mattresses and linen, and eco-friendly materials, each Moonlight Villa has a fully-equipped kitchen with oven, refrigerator, toaster, dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker (also ice maker, wine cooler and bar sink in Europa). The larger villas on each floor also include a fireplace. Air conditioning, heating and TVs with satellite channels are also available throughout the property. The complex has its own water (private well and underground tank), electricity (solar panels, generator), central vacuum, central heating, and cooling that can be independently controlled in each room. In addition, the complex has its own water treatment process that provides the healthiest and tastiest water throughout the villa, including kitchens and bathrooms. At night time, visitors can even enjoy moons and planets using our programmable telescopes found in the property.

Moonlight Villas set the highest standards of luxury, beauty, elegance, ecological simplicity, and modern comforts. We will share our best-kept secrets about our hidden-treasure beaches, landscapes, hiking paths, culture, best restaurants, best shops and bicycle ride paths, as well as other attractions that may be of interest. Welcome to your seafront, romantic, luxury, and breathtaking home away from home!
Modeled after the vibrant Jupiter moon, Callisto welcomes you with its spectacular orange/blue colors. Callisto features a bright, comfortable living room equipped with a fireplace and corner sofa, an open-plan kitchen, and a glass dining table. The large, shaded verandas at the front and side of the villa allow for spectacular views of the sea, sky and moon. They are furnished with an outside eating area and comfy furniture to enjoy the sea and pool views. The villa’s wall art carries on the theme of moon, cosmos and sea throughout the complex.

Callisto has 4 bedrooms, two of which form a separate wing with a shared bathroom. One master bedroom (king-sized bed) has double doors leading to the front verandas, swimming pool and outdoors Jacuzzi tub. You need move only a few steps from your bed to find yourself engulfed in the smell of sea, jasmine, and other local aromatic plants. The master bedroom shares a handicapped-accessible bathroom with a second bedroom with a double bed, a wall-folded single bed and chair-bed. The second master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (queen-size bed) has its own private garden patio. With a separate entrance from the living area, a 4th, front-facing bedroom features a set of wall-mounted and foldable bunk beds, as well as its own private bathroom.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 sofa

What this place offers

Garden view
Ocean view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Shared pool
TV with standard cable/satellite
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Lasithi, Greece

The newly built estate is located on the picturesque south-east coast of Crete, in the quiet, agricultural village of Koutsouras, less than 2 km west of the tourist town of Makry Gialos, 23 km east of Ierapetra, and 33 km from Sitia.
The enclosed private property sits on a pedestrian walk in front of the rocky Mediterranean, with leisure lounge areas by the pool and the beach front. The south-east coast of Crete is devoid of currents and other dangers and provide a safe haven for those who enjoy swimming in the open sea.
You can find a pebble beach, restaurants and tavernas at a walkable distance (~5min walk). But you can also enjoy numerous other beaches that are 5 - 15 minute drive from the property. You can stay a whole week and not have to visit the same beach twice – we will share with you all our local secrets.

Hosted by Dora

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Hello! I am Dora!

I grew up in Crete and moved to the United States for graduate studies (I now live in New York). Growing up under the clear, star-lit skies of southeast Crete, I have always been captivated by the moon and the stars. In fact, my childish dream was to be an astro-physicist. Although I ended up becoming a neuroscience professor instead, I never forgot the wild beauty of my Cretan home. I have two passions: my research - I work to understand how the best machine (our brain) is built - and my love for this small corner of the world that combines beautiful weather year-around, spectacular beaches, mountainous wild beauty, with Cretan culture and cuisine.

From my job, I was given the opportunity to travel all over the world. As incredible as these adventures around the world were, I always found myself missing my home village. I always knew I would end up in this serene landscape.

We built these villas for our retirement. The Europa villa is our private residence, built and furnished with comfort and style, solid wood and glass, indoor Jacuzzi tub, state-of-the-art kitchen facilities and spectacular views. I love my home (the house, the village, the surrounding area and culture, the Crete island) very much, and now I want to share it with the rest of the world – you! I want to open my home to the people from Europe, the US and other faraway places who have opened their homes to me when I visited their countries.

As such, Welcome to my home! As your host, I will work to have you experience the best parts of this region: the warm culture, rich history, and breathtaking vistas. I hope you enjoy my home throughout all seasons as much as I love it – we are happy to share it with you in every way we can!
Hello! I am Dora!

I grew up in Crete and moved to the United States for graduate studies (I now live in New York). Growing up under the clear, star-lit skies of southe…

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