Plakias suites are at the quieter end of the long and beautiful Plakias beach...
I think Eleni and her partner build this about 8 years ago, and it really is very well set up and heavy on lovely design features which both look great and function really well. (for one example - the rooms all have easy to use shutters which glide down and provide blackout in the rooms - priceless for a complete night's sleep with our kids!)
The kitchen area is fully stocked (if basic) with hob, oven, and pretty much all the cutlery and crockery that you could need. Eleni also provided olive oil, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, coffee filters for the coffee machine, and a few other bits and pieces which made it much easier to have meals (its the little touches which make all the difference!)
The beds are comfortable, the new air-con units throughout were easy to use and quiet (or at least, better than other places that we stayed in), and the bathroom is all very stylish/functional with fresh towels each day.
The beach is really right at the end of the garden (could easily stroll down in swimwear without feeling daft!) - just past the simple but well used kids playground on lush grass.
There is a good restaurant with real character (and greenery and shade) right next door - great for our kids to run around in at the end of the day. There are plenty of different types of restaurants within easy walking distance along the beach (at most about a kilometre) within Plakias itself, as well as quite a few supermarkets/mini-markets to pick up provisions if needed.
I would say that as well as all that - Eleni was a fantastic host - arranging a WhatsApp group at the start of the stay for easy and quick communication - as well as providing a list (since validated) of good restaurants and beaches across the surrounding areas and villages.
We have been really impressed, and would recommend Plakias suites happily to others travelling to Southern Crete.