We stayed in the Helios Suite at Tholos Bay for 2 weeks with our 2 year old daughter. We were very impressed by the standard of the accommodation. The apartment was furnished and equipped to a high standard, with a fully stocked kitchen and modern appliances. We were impressed by the generous size of all the rooms, and particularly loved the huge balcony with stunning views of the bay. There were lots of little touches that made the apartment a very comfortable place to stay, for example plenty of storage space, a washing machine, an electrically-operated awning to provide shade on the balcony, black-out blinds on all bedrooms - it felt more like a holiday home you could imagine living in for a season than a hotel-style apartment.
The Tholos Bay complex as a whole was delightful, with beautiful grounds and a lovely pool area. With only 3 apartments, we had the swimming pool to ourselves much of the time. Elaine and Manthos, the owners, were generous and kind hosts, who were always available to answer questions or help when needed, but also gave their guests plenty of space. We appreciated the arrival gift of home-grown figs and grapes from the orchard on the grounds.
The beach is just down the hill from the property, and it is possible to walk through the vineyard right down to it (though with a toddler and beach equipment, we usually drove, as the sandy area is at the far end, and parking is easy). It is a very good beach for small children, with fine sand suitable for sandcastles, and a gentle entry into the sea, which is usually very calm. It is not nearly as crowded as other beaches we visited, and there are olive trees that provide some shade (there is also a little cafe just set back from it).
The area is rural, and staying here suits people who want a quiet holiday and to get away from the crowds. There are some amenities in Kavousi village, including a small supermarket and a bakery, though for those seeking serious shops, bars etc you would need to drive to Ierapetra (about 25 minutes). However, there are some excellent tavernas in some of the small villages nearby, and Manthos was happy to offer tips. The views of the mountains and sea are stunning, and completely unspoiled by any mass-development.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here, and would certainly stay again.