Research for a quality villa is part of the holiday for me and I was quietly confident that if the pictures were anything to go by then I'd be on to a winner. I've got to say that the pictures don't do the villa justice !!
The villa is located quite high up on the hill overlooking the gorgeous Elounda bay - the view is quite simply breathtaking.Sitting on the deck with the infinity pool is probably the most relaxed I've ever felt on a beach holiday.
It was really handy to have a gym in the villa and we even watched a couple of movies on the huge plasma screen, which has a great sound system attached to it. A quality touch was providing sound systems in all rooms with iPod connectivity.
I'd recommend a car to explore local beaches, (Almyros & Golden Beach), and to get to the water park near Heraklion etc, although taxis are cheap (it's 3K to town, but you wouldn't want to walk it).
Yanni, the owner, is on hand to sort any problems out - he can't do enough for you, from recommending choice restaurants to sorting taxis out if they don't arrive on time (he actually drove us to a restaurant when a taxi was super late !). What a nice guy.
Make sure you do the speedboat tour with Yanni - you won't be disappointed. This trip is made even better if you've got an underwater camera to take advantage of the lagoons he takes you to.
The world is a big place, but if I go back to Elounda I'll be heading straight for the Black Pearl !
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We had a great time at this villa, on arrival the owner met us and guided us to the location which is a bit out of town, in a great location with a panoramic view of the bay.
The house is beautifully designed, and furnished, and well equipped. The owner supplied us with a welcome package that meant we did not have to immediately find a shop. The photos show the house as it really is, a luxury spot with a beautiful infinity pool.
The owner also helped us plan our trips, and gave us good advice, especially for restaurants, every one of his recommendations led us to a quality restaurant with excellent food, and a bit of extra personal service as they knew the owner well.
I would certainly return to this great villa.
we went to the black pearl as a family and had a great great time.
Yannis, the propriétaire is a five star, charming and welcoming man who took amazing care of us. We therefore had access to the best walks, restaurants, etc.
Lot's of wind though
We recently came back from a stay at the Black Pearl Villa. it exceeded our expectations, we received a friendly welcome to an immaculate kept modern spacious villa with everything we could possibly need and then some.
The villa has an absolutly stunning view of Elounda bay, and the sunsets are out of this world, (we watched them from the infinity pool while enjoying a glass of wine)
The villa is located close enough to both the bustling town of Agios Nicolaos and Elounda itself (Elounda we found does not have much to offer) yet far enough to enjoy ultimate tranquility
Yianni, the owner of the villa has a watersports centre in a hotel just down the road and took us out on a 2hr speedboat tour showed us Spinalonga and incredible hidden bays unaccesible by road or tourist ferries, highly recommended.
Breathtaking view of Elounda gulf, minimal architecture, discrete service, privacy , relaxation, unique pool and romantic scenery.