Villa Cloves 3

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Villa/House Modern Self-Catered Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

You can’t be any closer to staying by the sea, than when you vacation in Villa Cloves 3, an ultra-luxury beachfront holiday home, in the tiny village of Mades on the north coast of the Greek island of Crete. Villa Cloves 3 is the third of five elegant, architect-designed, connected properties, created in a wave-like structure, to reflect the natural surroundings. These three-storey villas are built out of traditional stone, with tall walls for privacy and security. The properties have their own parking spots and come complete with complimentary air conditioning and Wi-Fi.

The Villa Cloves are uniquely and individually designed, maximising minimalism, with sharply angled walls, furnished with uber-contemporary pieces, eclectic modern art and artefacts, and some seriously funky lighting. The décor throughout is soothing earth tones of subtle shades of beige and greys, with a contrasting monochrome of crisp whites and deep blacks. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors flood the properties with lots of natural light and give access to private pool terraces, and sea-view balconies. Each villa has its own private infinity swimming pool and spacious sea-view exterior living space. This small complex comes with a Guest Centre and a concierge service team that can arrange well almost anything, from limousine transfers and private chefs to yacht charters and yoga lessons. The very best thing is the beachfront location, simply step out of your villa, take a few steps to the shore, and dip your toes into the azure waters of the Aegean Sea.

Villa Cloves 3 is nestled in the middle of these five superb properties, with high stone walls on both sides for a sense of seclusion. The villa has four spacious ensuite bedrooms, and can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests, ideal for a large family or a group of friends sharing. Enter the villa at ground floor level, where there is a light and airy living space, with picture window sliding doors that open onto the terrace and let in cooling sea breezes. The seating area enjoys stunning sea views and is furnished with a stylish nearly black wrap-around L-shaped sofa, and a smoked black coffee table, facing a flat-screen television, with contemporary art adorning the walls. The round white table and matching chairs are ideal for dining indoors. A galley-style kitchen with a preparation island is fully equipped with all the built-in appliances you will need to cater for your holiday.

Take the stairs to the first floor, where you will find two exquisitely appointed bedrooms. The bedrooms are furnished with large double beds and open-plan wardrobes, and have impressive modern ensuite bathrooms, with walk-in rain showers. Floor-to-ceiling doors slide open onto furnished sea view balconies, perfect for a morning coffee whilst watching the sunrise. The lower ground floor is home to further two impressive ensuite double bedrooms, a second living space, and a games area with a stationary bicycle, and football and hockey tables for some fun. The terrace has a step-entry swimming pool, surrounded by well-manicured green lawns, and modern mesh sea view sun loungers. A butler’s trolley is located near at hand, replete with cooling drinks. At sunset meet at the soft seating area for sundowners, before feasting alfresco at the smart outdoor dining set.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • All the bedrooms have large double beds, there are no twin rooms, perfect for couples sharing
  • There is no smoke or carbon monoxide alarm
  • We recommend hiring a car to make the most of your time in Crete

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Coffee Machine Hairdryer TV Seaview

The Villa

A 3-storey, semi-detached, 4 ensuite bedroom, luxury seafront villa, with private swimming pool and sea views

Ground floor:
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area
- Living area

First floor:
- 2x Double bedrooms with ensuites

Lower ground floor:
- 2x ensuite double bedrooms
- Living space
- Kitchenette

- Terrace with small lawn area,
- Private infinity swimming pool
- Outside shower
Additional Facilities
- Guest Centre
- Concierge
- Sun loungers
- Parasols
- Seating/dining area
- Stationary bicycle
- Table football,
- Table hockey


About the surrounding area of Villa Cloves 3
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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The villa is twenty-six kilometres from Heraklion International Airport, a half-hour scenic coastal route drive to your holiday home from home. Located in the North of Crete, the island is equidistant from east to west, you’ll have no difficulty getting to any attraction of your choice. Whether you are looking for a relaxing time sunbathing on sandy beaches, yearning for some culture and visiting archaeological sites in the cradle of civilisation, or trekking the trails through the local flora and fauna, before dancing the night away, there’s something for everyone with a holiday on the island of Crete.

The Villa Cloves are superbly sited on the beautiful beachfront of the tiny village of Mades on the north coast of Crete. The villas have immediate access to the horseshoe bay sandy beach, and the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, populated with sun loungers and shady parasols. Other notable beaches within the vicinity can be found at the quiet Agia Pelagia, Liguria with its beach bars, scuba diving and water sports, and the splendid Gulf of Heraklion. In the village, you will find provisions to cater for your holiday, family-run tavernas serving traditional Cretan food, and lots of cosy bars for a glass of local wine and people-watching. For those who love walking, explore the three hundred caves the island hides, hike over hillsides, streams, and rocky ravines to discover watermills and ruins, and stop along the way at a local winery and taste the fruits of the many vineyards The area is soaked in history, particularly Minoan and Dorian, Crete was conquered by the Venetians in the fifteenth century, who built fortresses to keep the Ottoman pirates at bay, then finally gaining independence in the nineteenth century and becoming part of Greece.

If you prefer the sea to land, all aboard a boat trip where you can scuba or snorkel underwater ruins, and strap on your jet skis or paraglide with one of the many water sports clubs. The town and port of Heraklion are a short drive from the villa, don’t miss a tour around the ancient Palace of Knossos, a visit to the Archaeological Museum, a walk along the Venetian walls, and a stroll through the old quarter, where you can shop for souvenirs, before enjoying a souvlaki and ouzo like a local. Go further afield to Vai, Crete’s easternmost tip, where you will find lush forests and a unique date palm. Explore Psychro Cave, reputedly the birthplace of Zeus, and rock climb Mount Ida to find the Ideon Cave. Sitia Geopark is three hundred and fifty square kilometres of the island’s diverse ecosystem, where you can trek through gorges, bathe on beaches, walk the wetlands, become a bird-watcher, and be at one with nature.

Get active and hike the Richtis Gorge, and stroll through streams to reach the twenty-metre waterfall, where you can cool off in the inviting pool. Find peace and solitude in the fifteenth-century Toplou Monastery, where you can see beautiful Byzantine icons. Take a boat tour to visit the intriguing island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony until as recently as the 1950s, home to a Venetian fortress, and now an open-air museum. No visit to Crete is complete without a trip to Agios Nikolaos, a harbour town that uniquely houses a lake in its centre is home to the archaeological museum of Minoan treasures and is full of tavernas, shops, bars, and restaurants, in which to sit and watch the local life go by. End your day dancing the night away in the holiday hot spot of Malia, a twenty-five-minute drive from the villa!

Read more about Heraklion

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion Airport


Nearest Restaurant BaR.B.Q a'la carte Restaurant


Nearest Beach Mades Beach


Nearest Supermarket Mini Market



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There are loads of things to do and places to see for your kids of all ages when you stay at Villa Cloves 3. Let’s start with your own private pool, where there are no set hours, so they can splash and swim all day. The beach is literally on the doorstep of the villa, within minutes you can all be sitting on the shore making sand castles, and swimming in the sea. The Aegean Sea is a safe place to enjoy snorkelling and underwater fish spotting, whilst for older children, there are lots of centres to learn to scuba dive.

All aboard a boat for a fun day out at sea is a great way for the family to spend time together, discover hidden coves, enjoy locally cooked food, stop off for a swim, and relax and sunbathe on deck. The family will love a day out at the Watercity Waterpark, an aquatic park set in a huge eight seven thousand square metres, with thirty-six water games, lots of swimming pools, and slippy slides to keep your kids amused all day. Whilst the adults can enjoy a day in their own dedicated area. Children love a day out in Heraklion, ignite their interest in history with a visit to the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum, walk along the harbour walls, and enjoy a meal of local mezes in a family-friendly local taverna.

Your kids will love the CRETaquarium, located in the town of Gournes, which is home to two and a half thousand aquatic species housed in sixty fish tanks. After the aquarium takes a short drive to Dinosauria Park, where you will find animatronic dinosaur models and fossil replicas. If theme parks are their thing Labyrinth Park is a short drive away, let them get lost in a Greek mythology maze, practice their putting at the mini golf, learn to ride horseback, or shoot some arrows with a bit of archery, something to keep kids of all age groups amused.

Go cross country in off-road Land Rover and open-top Jeep Safaris, and see the Cretan countryside in a thrilling ride. Travel further afield for days out by car or organised trips to Agios Nikolaos, a statue spot around the town’s central lake, climb the stairs and take in the culture of contemporary art, or learn about Minoan history in the Archaeological Museum. If nature is their thing, hike the island to see the local flora and fauna, find the cave that Zeus was born in, follow the stream trail to hidden waterfalls, and visit the open-air Sitia Geopark and discover Crete’s diverse ecosystem. A visit to Crete isn’t complete without a trip to Spinalonga, now an open-air museum, reached by a short boat trip from Elounda, the home of a former leper colony and a ruined Venetian fortress, and now the setting for many a film, it makes for a fascinating day out for children and adults alike.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €600 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 16:00
Departure time 11:00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.
Changeover day Flexible.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €50 to be paid. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Other 2 Social gatherings not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay April, May, June, September, October 3 Nights July 4 Nights August 5 Nights.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £1,575 £2,099 £2,624 £3,673
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,931 £2,575 £3,218 £4,505
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £2,079 £2,773 £3,466 £4,851
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 - £3,841 £4,802 £6,722
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - £4,846 £6,784
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,931 £2,575 £3,218 £4,505
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2025 £1,634 £2,179 £2,723 £3,812
Apr 1st 2025 - May 1st 2025 £1,575 £2,099 £2,624 £3,673
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £1,931 £2,575 £3,218 £4,505
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £2,079 £2,773 £3,466 £4,851
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 - £3,841 £4,802 £6,722
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - £4,846 £6,784
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £1,931 £2,575 £3,218 £4,505
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £1,634 £2,179 £2,723 £3,812

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €1,710 €2,280 €2,850 €3,989
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,097 €2,796 €3,495 €4,892
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €2,258 €3,011 €3,764 €5,268
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 - €4,171 €5,214 €7,300
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - €5,263 €7,367
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €2,097 €2,796 €3,495 €4,892
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2025 €1,774 €2,366 €2,957 €4,139
Apr 1st 2025 - May 1st 2025 €1,710 €2,280 €2,850 €3,989
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €2,097 €2,796 €3,495 €4,892
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €2,258 €3,011 €3,764 €5,268
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 - €4,171 €5,214 €7,300
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - €5,263 €7,367
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €2,097 €2,796 €3,495 €4,892
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €1,774 €2,366 €2,957 €4,139

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $1,834 $2,445 $3,057 $4,278
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,249 $2,999 $3,749 $5,247
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,422 $3,230 $4,037 $5,651
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 - $4,474 $5,593 $7,830
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - $5,645 $7,903
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,249 $2,999 $3,749 $5,247
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2025 $1,903 $2,538 $3,172 $4,440
Apr 1st 2025 - May 1st 2025 $1,834 $2,445 $3,057 $4,278
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $2,249 $2,999 $3,749 $5,247
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $2,422 $3,230 $4,037 $5,651
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 - $4,474 $5,593 $7,830
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - $5,645 $7,903
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $2,249 $2,999 $3,749 $5,247
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $1,903 $2,538 $3,172 $4,440

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.

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