Mama La Roosa

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


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Quirky Modern Beach Nearby All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic


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Mama La Roosa offers an exquisite escape in the hills of Agia Pelagia, near Heraklion. This joyful, contemporary gem enjoys two master bedroom suites, stunning living space and absolutely fantastic outdoor space. With whitewashed walls, gorgeous contemporary colour splashes, trendy furnishings and the most phenomenal views down to the azure sea and over to the tree sprinkled mountains, Mama La Roosa is a luxurious haven of tranquility and beauty. It is perfect for families or two couples. This spectacular, totally secluded setting does the wooing and offers total relaxation.

Mama La Roosa is nestled between the charming seaside resort of Agia Pelagia, a laid-back, charming fishing village and Lygaria Cove. Agia Pelagia boasts friendly waterside tavernas and a beautiful protected beach that is perfect for snorkeling and other watersports, including jet skiing and scuba diving. The waterfront is sprinkled with handicrafts shops, beach bars and excellent seafood restaurants. Inland, the whitewashed Ekklisia Agia Pelagia is a former monastery that dates back to the Venetian period. Lygaria Cove enjoys a gorgeous sand and pebble beach and delicious traditional Cretan cuisine in its tavernas. Heraklion, the island’s capital is only 15km away with its wild and exciting nightlife, excellent shopping, fantastic ancient monuments and characterful Old Town.

The villa boasts a dazzling whitewashed exterior which is magically brightened by its gorgeous green toned doors and windows frames. Mama La Roosa sits in a wonderful lush plot surrounded by towering pines and cypress trees. The garden areas are beautifully landscaped and the pool deck is sublime. When you are not basking in the sun on one of the trendy loungers or lounging in the chic hammock reading your holiday book, you can be lazing on the floating lounger enjoying the soft splash of water. This location offers magical views of rolling hills that spill down to the glistening sea. There are plenty of luxurious touches such as the jute pouffes and rugs, comfy bean bag chairs, a swing, two exquisite shaded alfresco dining and lounge spaces and a magnificent barbecue area that complete the fairytale picture. Despite super stylish interiors, Mama La Roosa is a villa where you will want to spend most of your time outside with these dreamy spaces.

The opulence and brilliant taste continues inside with a spacious open plan living area which enjoys direct access to the terrace. Huge walls of glass bifold doors slide open to bring the outside in and to drown the stylish space in natural light. The lower living area is furnished simply with a sumptuous sofa and accent wing chairs as well as a super cool rug and a huge television. Just above is a gorgeous dining area and the trendy sociable kitchen. The kitchen enjoys the very best of appliances, a breakfast bar with fashionable stools and some lovely light green tones as well as wooden cabinetry. Here you can perch on a stool, open a bottle of local wine that has been chilling in your wine fridge and keep the chef company.

Mama La Roosa enjoys two master bedroom suites. They both feature beautifully dressed kingsize beds, gorgeous views, luxury in room or ensuite shower rooms and a wonderful romantic ambience. There is no need for artwork on the walls as the attention to detail feels like art in itself, a carefully placed wooden shelf, a trendy open wardrobe and views to die for. The super stylish walk-in shower rooms come with fluffy dressing gowns and towels as well as luxury toiletries. Bedtime is definitely a treat at Mama La Roosa where you will dive deep into slumber on quality natural Coco-Mat mattresses. There is a digital Bluetooth sound system all around the house and smart televisions in the bedrooms and living room. It is a luxury pad where you will experience the holiday of your dreams.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that there are raised levels and internal steps within the property so please do take care
  • The villa comes with two master bedroom suites so it is ideal for two couples wanting some indulgent treats and stunning views as well as families
  • The villa sits in a wonderful elevated position on the hillside so although you can walk to the village and beach, you may prefer to use your car

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV

The Villa

A two bedroomed luxury villa, in the picturesque village of Agia Pelagia a short drive from Heraklion Airport on the island of Crete.

- Open-plan living and dining area set across two levels with internal steps
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (6m x 12m)
- Terrace
- Seating area
- Barbecue
- Hammock

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Smart TV
- Bluetooth sound system
- Hairdryers
- Washing machine & dryer
- Travel cot available on request
- Parking


About the surrounding area of Mama La Roosa
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Mama La Roosa enjoys a wonderful elevated position above Agia Pelagia and Lygaria. The sea and mountain views from this gorgeous property are totally dreamy. Agia Pelagia is a peaceful, relaxed fishing village, perfect for families and foodies who love cuisine made with fresh local ingredients, stunning scenery and utter tranquility. There are some wonderful tavernas, some cute boutiques and a stunning sandy beach. This pretty seaside village sits in the centre of a picturesque amphitheatric bay, northwest of Heraklion. Agia Pelagia takes its name from the church in the Monastery of the Sebbathians, the ruins of which are one kilometre west of the village. Surrounded by hills and mountains, Agia Pelagia is a great location with nine small sandy and rocky beaches that can be reached by foot. Next door is the very popular, sheltered sand and pebble Lygaria Bay. Mononaftis Bay, Kladissos Bay, Made Beach, Psaromoura Beach, Fylakes Beach, Paliokastro and Ammoundi are all wonderful. Some of the gorgeous coves can only be reached by boat.

Just 15km away is the island’s capital, Heraklion. With gorgeous beaches, lively hangouts, dusk-til-dawn clubbing, a fine dining scene, designer boutiques and plenty of ancient buildings, there is something for everyone. Heraklion’s charm concentrates around the Old Town and its Venetian harbour. You will discover the impressive church of Agios Titos, the square originally built by the Byzantine emperor Nicephorus Phocas in 961, the armoury and the city hall. Another fabulous spot is the lively Morosini Square with its Lions’ Head fountain. At the entrance of the harbour, the Koules Fortress stands proud gazing out to sea. It took its final form between 1523 -1540 and served as a prison during Ottoman rule. Across from the harbour, the Venetian shipyards make for a romantic backdrop. Many visitors enjoy walking along the city’s Venetian walls, pausing in small shady parks and admiring the work of the famous Venetian architect, Michele Sanmicheli, who designed the walls and bastions more than 400 years ago. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is considered to be one of the most important museums in Europe. The pedestrianised Daedalus shopping street is full of designer stores, perfect for those who like to shop. The market is fantastic, full of honey, olive oil and herbs as well as clothes and souvenirs. Golf lovers can head to Hersonissos, not far from Heraklion.

The famous Palace of Knossos is within easy reach. According to legend, the foundations of the Bronze Age city were filled with an inescapable labyrinth that was guarded by a vicious minotaur. The master craftsman Daedalus built the labyrinth for the mythical King Minos. His son, Theseus, slew the minotaur and found his way out of the labyrinth with the help of Minos’ daughter, Ariadne, according to legend. The palace flourished during the Minoan period as the religious centre of Crete. Thanks to the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans’ excavation and careful restoration, the Palace of Knossos is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Greece.

The gorgeous Rethymno is nestled to the west of Mama La Roosa offering a fascinating history, delicious local wine, charming waterfront tavernas and breathtaking, stunning beaches. In the old quarter, the buildings date back to the 16th century and its pretty, cobbled streets and stamp-sized piazzas are lined with restaurants and unique shops. The Venetian styled harbour is beautiful and is overlooked by the castle. On the way to Rethymno you could stop at Bali. Otherwise, you might also like to visit  Agia Galini, Plakias or Adelianos Kampos which are gorgeous. The historical monasteries of Preveli and Arkadi are also very popular visits.

Read more about Heraklion

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion Airport


Nearest Town/City Heraklion


Nearest Village Agia Pelagia


Nearest Restaurant Mythos Restaurant, Agia Pelagia


Nearest Supermarket Apostolis Mini Market


Nearest Beach Agia Pelagia



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Mama La Roosa is a fantastic, contemporary holiday villa that is perfect for small families. There are two gorgeous bedroom suites, excellent living space and a superb pool as well as exquisite terraces.

The location of Heraklion is wonderful with plenty of family friendly entertainment. History loving children can visit the Palace of Knossos and learn so much using the mobile app Kids Love Knossos. Equally, Gortyn and Phaestos are brilliant. The fantastic Cretaquarium is very popular where children can meet sharks, seahorses, jelly fishfish and a huge variety of Mediterranean marine life in sixty tanks with 1.7 million litres of seawater. It is one of the largest aquariums in Europe, housing more than 4000 creatures. In Heraklion, children love walking the ancient walls, counting the lions at the Morosini Fountain at Lions Square, visiting the fascinating Natural History Museum and dining on the waterfront looking out to sea at the islet of Dia. The Cathedral of Saint Minas is amazing and children love visiting it and lighting a candle. The city’s central open street market is a buzzy place where you can eat and shop.

The family friendly Labyrinth Park is a twenty minute drive from Heraklion. Children love solving the maze and finding their way out to escape the minotaur and answering the quizzes on offer.

Dinosauria Park is located in Gournes, fifteen minutes from Heraklion and very close to the aquarium. It is popular with anyone wanting to learn more about prehistoric creatures.

Minoiki Avli is a dance show which takes place in the stoned theatre of the Riding Club of Heraklion. Professional dancers are dressed as Minoans and showcase some ancient rituals including the famous Minoan bullfighting. It is such fun.

Another popular trip is a visit to a traditional olive oil farm. Kids love being outdoors and finding out how olives are turned into oil. It is also chance to meet some locals and find out about life in rural Crete. You could also stop at the Paterniakis Winery, to taste some delicious Cretan wines. There are also opportunities to join a family cooking experience.

In the village of Anopolis, 17km from Heraklion, you will discover Water City Waterpark. It enjoys many pools and a wonderful array of waterslides that bring a big smile to children’s faces.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages


At Oliver’s Travels 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 the Oliver’s 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

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 fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €300 to be paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3pm
Departure time 12 noon
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Tax Please note that there will be local tax due on arrival of €0.50 per night.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 £1,985 £2,647 £3,308 £4,631
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,985 £2,647 £3,308 £4,631
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £2,478 £3,304 £4,130 £5,780
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £2,811 £3,748 £4,685 £6,557
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £2,478 £3,304 £4,130 £5,780
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 £1,985 £2,647 £3,308 £4,631
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 £1,985 £2,647 £3,308 £4,631
May 31st 2025 - Jun 11th 2025 £2,478 £3,304 £4,130 £5,780

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 €2,171 €2,894 €3,618 €5,064
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,171 €2,894 €3,618 €5,064
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €2,710 €3,613 €4,516 €6,321
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €3,074 €4,099 €5,123 €7,171
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €2,710 €3,613 €4,516 €6,321
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 €2,171 €2,894 €3,618 €5,064
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 €2,171 €2,894 €3,618 €5,064
May 31st 2025 - Jun 11th 2025 €2,710 €3,613 €4,516 €6,321

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 $2,339 $3,118 $3,898 $5,456
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,339 $3,118 $3,898 $5,456
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $2,919 $3,892 $4,865 $6,810
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $3,312 $4,416 $5,520 $7,726
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,919 $3,892 $4,865 $6,810
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 $2,339 $3,118 $3,898 $5,456
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 $2,339 $3,118 $3,898 $5,456
May 31st 2025 - Jun 11th 2025 $2,919 $3,892 $4,865 $6,810

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Beautiful villa!

    on 18/09/2023

    Beautiful villa, we had a very chilled couple of weeks at Villa Mama La Roosa. Booking was straight forward and good communications with Oliver’s Travels as the holiday got closer. Excellent hosts when we were there, with a dedicated WhatsApp group too, in case we needed anything.
    The Villa has an amazing ocean view and the poolside design had various zones you could use, depending if you wanted shade or Sun, that really impressed us. The pool itself was quite a size, clean and equipped with towels and rugs etc.
    Nice BBQ area outside too, with yet another lovely area just away from the pool to eat or have drinks.! It was very well equipped, very spacious and modern inside. Definitely one of the best villas we have stayed at and we had a great holiday there.

  • So happy we chose this villa!

    on 06/08/2023

    Lovely welcome and show around from Petros, one of our hosts on arrival. WhatsApp group in place for assistance, communications and recommendations during our stay. Beautiful, relaxing property, with so many really nice features and awesome view. Only been here a day but so happy we chose this villa!

  • Amazing

    on 31/05/2018

    his place is absolutely amazing. Probably the best holiday experience we have had. Petros and Yana were fantastic hosts. 10/10 would recommend.

  • Nice House in South Crete

    on 31/08/2016

    We spent one week in this house and it was really amazing. The house is really nice, we liked it a lot. The service is worth a five star hotel. Yana and Petros were really helpful and friendly. We also thank them for the tips they gave us in south Crete (nice places and tavernas;-) The house is nicer than the photo. Do not hesitate.

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