Escape to cube-shaped Mama La Roosa, a luxury two-bedroomed villa in the picturesque village of Agia Pelagia in Crete. With its contemporary whitewashed walls and natural-coloured furnishings, this villa oozes modern style. The spectacular setting also does the wooing – it’s in a breathtaking spot overlooking the azure Aegean Sea and surrounding tree-lined mountains. Think nature, comfort and tranquillity all rolled into one. The result? A truly unforgettable holiday experience.
Perhaps the main stand out feature is the private swimming pool terrace. There, the beautifully landscaped grounds are dotted with tall trees and are enclosed with rustic stone walls for complete privacy. When you’re not sun basking on one of the cushioned loungers or curling up with a book on the soft grass, enjoy an afternoon siesta on the chic swimming hammock. Then, cool off in the crystal-clear waters and take in the magical views of rolling hills spilling down the sea. Extra touches like a jute pouffe and rug, comfy bean bag chairs and lush fauna, complete the serene setting.
Inside, the opulence continues with a spacious open-plan living and dining room with direct access to the terrace and homely furnishings like plants and accent chairs. The room is split across a couple of levels, with a large dining table on the upper. There’s also a fully-equipped kitchen with all the amenities you’ll need for a home-from-home cooking experience. To add an extra feeling of light and space, there are floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors and windows. With two en-suite master bedrooms featuring king size beds and fantastic sea views, bedtime is also a treat at Mama La Roosa villa.
You’ll find this villa between the charming Cretan villages of Agia Pelagia and Lygaria, a peaceful area near to friendly tavernas and soft sandy beaches. Want to explore further? It’s a 15km drive to Heraklion, the capital of the island. There you can browse souvenirs in the shops, dine at one of the bustling cafes or get your culture fix at the exciting historical sites and buildings.
Mama La Roosa is in-between the charming Greek villages of Agia Pelagia and Lygaria. The nearest sandy beach with fun water sports and a choice of friendly local tavernas, cafes and restaurants is a short 2.3km walk (or an even shorter drive) away. In the centre of Agia Pelagia, you’ll find several shops, as well as amenities including a supermarket, pharmacy and an ATM. The village also boasts a sheltered bay – the perfect place for safe swimming and snorkelling or relaxing on the sand.
Lygaria cove is even closer, 1.9km away. There you’ll find a sand and pebble beach with more calm waters. It’s abutted by several taverns and cafes for a welcome mid-afternoon snack.
In vibrant Heraklion, the capital of Crete, there’s plenty more things to see and do. Must-see sights include the Palace of Knossos – an exciting archaeological site dating back thousands of years to the Minoan civilisation, the Venetian port – a 16th-century Koules fortress on the outskirts of the city, and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum with an extensive collection of Minoan art.
Heraklion isn’t just about ancient sites though with top-notch restaurants, boutique shops and a lively nightlife too. It’s also home one of the best markets in the Mediterranean – with traditional Greek products like olive oil, honey and herbs – as well as idyllic sandy beaches. You can swim, snorkel or take part in water sports like sea kayaking and scuba diving. Moreover, for golf lovers, there’s a modern course not far away from Heraklion, in the area of Hersonissos.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!