Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
***2014 - booking now***
***NEW FOR 2014 - purpose built stone gazebo and shaded outside dining area***
***NEW FOR 2013 - PRIVATE HEATED POOL***
***NEW FOR 2013 - COMPLETE BABY PACK*** Ask us for details
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Situated on Lagada Ridge, Villa Danae Crete provides 5 bedroom luxury accommodation just outside the delightful village of Makrygialos in south east Crete.
Overlooking the sea, Villa Danae is the perfect setting for the ultimate laid back holiday in the sun with your family and friends
The villa provides quality accommodation both inside and out, in a style sympathetic to its surroundings
The lounge, kitchen and dining areas are replicated outside around the inviting PRIVATE HEATED POOL, surrounded by a terrace with sun beds stone gazebo and settees for lazy days in the sun and evenings under the stars.
The finishing touch is provided by the purpose built BBQ where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch in the shaded outside dining area.
The well appointed lounge extends onto a patio with further comfortable seating
There is a double (king size) ensuite bedroom on the ground floor, ideal for older guests or those with disability, complete with grab handles and wide doors for wheelchair access.
The whole ground floor has been designed to facilitate older or disabled guests with ramps enabling access all round the ground floor inside and out.
Upstairs you will find another 2 double (king size) en suite bedrooms and 2 twins with house bathroom all with private balconies. The twin beds can be joined to make further king size beds - the villa will accommodate 11 in beds + 1 baby in a cot
And for all you sun worshippers and stargazers, there's the roof terrace
Air conditioning is provided in the lounge, dining room and all bedrooms
There is a cot and high chair (more available - just ask) and a comprehensive baby kit
If you've had enough sunshine, the lounge has a music system (iPod, mp3, cd, radio) and a 42" tv with satellite tv, DVD player, Wii and Playstation3 (bring your own games but make sure they are compatible first!) and the wireless router for internet connection via our satellite dish
Villa Danae is ideal for an extended family group, 2 families sharing or for 4-5 couples
Take a look at our video on the Villa Danae Crete site (there's a link just on the right of this page) where the photos come to life and start dreaming of your holiday in Crete - you're almost there! (or search "Villa Danae Makrygialos" on YouTube)
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lagada 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion or Sitia|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Lounge, dining room and kitchen
Ground floor ensuite double bedroom
2 more double ensuite bedooms
2 twin bedrooms (one has an additonal folding bed) with house bathroom
Cots, high chairs and comprehensive baby kit
|Further details outdoors|
The garden by the pool has 3 large sun umbrellas providing a shaded area for your comfort and safety
NEW for 2014 purpose built stone gazebo
NEW for 2014 shaded outside dining area
The private pool is heated using a solar heating system
We provide all bed linen, bathroom and pool towels; please bring your own beach towels
Cots, high chairs, baby bath, monitors, playpen, toys, books, videos - ask us for full details
The Crete region
Crete is famous for its weather and no more so than the south east of the island
The nearby town of Ierapatra is the most southerly city in Europe
The history of Crete revolves around the ancient Minoan civilization with numerous sites of antiquity to visit, particularly the Palace of Knossos
The Makry-Gialos area is ideally located in the south-east of Crete to enjoy the benefits of both a relaxing beach holiday, and as a base for exploring eastern Crete. It has the best beaches in south-east Crete, including two blue flag beaches, and enjoys the superior North African influenced climate.
Road access is good, allowing day trips that range from Toplou Monastery in the far north-east, the palatial ruins of Minoan Kato Zakros on the east coast, the Venetian fort and subsequent leper colony of Spinalonga to the north-west, and the Lasithi plateau to the west. Even a day trip to Knossos is achievable.
Closer to base, the area is rich with stunning mountain scenery, uncrowded beaches and coves, historical sites, and traditional Cretan culture.
Explore the many traditional Cretan villages that nestle amongst the mountains
Experience the natural beauty of south east Crete on foot down the Pefki, Butterfly, or Pervolakia gorges
Guests at the villa have full access to all the organised water sports, gym and spa facilities at the nearby Mikri Poli Hotel.
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25 Jun 2014
"What a fabulous villa"
We arrived tired and hungry to be greeted by a fairy light lit paradise. The villa had everything anyone could possibly want. Our favourite space was the pool with loads of comfy sunbeams and shady areas with settees and armchairs! The barbecue and huge table was well used too. Plenty to see and do in the area, lots of lovely beaches and restaurants. Loved the mountain village taverna where you buy a beer and they just bring food- fabulous.
2 Jun 2014
"A great base for a holiday if you want to stay away from the usual holiday spots"
Our trip to Villa Danae was ideal. A peaceful villa - superbly finished with everything you could want for a holiday including very comfortable beds. Having reliable WiFi was also a big bonus for us. Quiet and peaceful but with plenty to do if you prefer, this is a great base for family or friend groups wishing to share a holiday base. We combined relaxing days by the pool with trips out to nearby towns and villages. Our particular favourites were a day trip to Spinalonga ( a short boat trip from Plaka) which was the setting for The novel 'The Island' stopping at Agios Nikolias on the way back and more locally the beach taverna at Makrygialos. A car is essential and be ready for rough terrain and interesting journeys if you are travelling at night. Overall this was a great holiday and a place which we hope to return to.
Many thanks for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Tell your friends about us!
31 May 2014
"Everything you would want is here"
Just returned from a great holiday . Villa very comfortable both inside and out. Always a comfy seat/lounger in the shade or in the sun to suit your mood. The bed was the most comfortable I have had anywhere on holiday ever. The villa wanted for nothing in the entertainment or kitchen /dining areas. Everything had been well thought out to make the stay relaxing and hassle free. The sea view was enticing and prised us away from the sparkling villa pool to the town beach which was sandy . The water warm and clear, which made the beach/swimming easy.
A couple of trips out to local tavernas and day trips to places of interest all added up to the perfect break.
Many thanks for your feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay
11 Apr 2014
"Perfect family holiday"
We visited Villa Danae with our 3 daughters and son in law. All were very impressed , particularly with the location, set on the hillside with stunning sea and mountain views and a feeling of seclusion, when we visited there were no occupants in the other 3 villas so it was very peaceful. Although a little way from the town we walked in to get our supplies (I recommend the butcher!!!) and also walked in the opposite direction to Dragons Cave ( a fabulous taverna which is open all year, unlike most in the area) and the beautiful bay at the bottom of the cliff opposite the taverna entrance. I would thoroughly recommend this villa if you are considering a holiday to Crete but go later in the year if you want water sports and restaurants.
Thank you for your great review. We're so pleased you had a lovely holiday with your family
5 Nov 2013
"Couldn't ask for more!"
Overall a fantastic trip. Home from home in terms of the villa, we really couldnt ask for more! Totally private, sights, sounds and smells just as it should be! Every tiny detail had been thought of,… More
So pleased you had a great holiday. Thanks for your feedback. Pool maintenance routine has been addressed. Petra Bay and Dragon's Cave are good, and there are loads of others. Just ask Anja for recommendations. Hope to see you again sometime.
5 Nov 2013
"villa danae rental in crete"
beautiful villa with excellent facilities. the onsite backup was also excellent. lovely welcome pack & pool well maintained. local restaurants and beaches were great & good value. weather could get a little breezy on the hill side though. would encourage anyone to visit this lovely island & this area gives opportunity for all family ages
Thank you. So pleased you had a great holiday
24 Jun 2013
"Peaceful, relaxing, welcoming and worth every penny."
I was first here two years ago and only broken fingers kept me away last year! It was an absolute joy to return to Villa Danae again this year. All was just as I remembered but now with the added bonus of a solar cover over the pool which has really increased the water temperature. The new gazebo is an excellent idea for shade as are the facilities for babies. It seems to me that all is needed now is for the parents to bring along the baby's clothes. I spotted everything from kitchenware, bedding, towels, toys, games and a spacious looking playpen, paddling pool, the list is endless. Well done to Kay and Steve Wright! They really have thought of everything it seems to me! Very impressed with all the facilities as before. Oh there is wi-fi too now! Weather was superb too! We arrived in a heat wave and so it went on for almost two weeks! Looking forward to my next visit already!
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return again one day
8 Oct 2012
"schitterende villa met alles erop en eraan"
Werkelijk een plaatje. Met mooi uitzicht en werkelijk van alle comfort voorzien. Het overtrof onze verwachtingen. Huurauto wel noodzakelijk. Wij waren er met 3 echtparen en genoten.Wij verbleven er e… More
14 Sep 2012
"Fantastic modern spacious villa in a quiet and peaceful area"
The holiday was amazing, there were 6 of us staying at Villa Danae. It was very spacious and homely. Modern furniture inside and out. Lovely sofas to laze on in the sun by the pool. Location is very … More
Thank you. So pleased you had a great holiday
21 Oct 2011
"Brilliant villa; secluded location, sea views. Everything you need to totally unwind."
Beautiful large villa, all as described. Local team met us on arrival and were on call 24x7 locally. Had no need, but nice to know support was there. Villa is brilliantly equipped - everything has bee… More
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