5 Bedroom (Sleeps 11) Villa Rental Makry Gialos

"Villa Danae" Luxury Private Villa Heated Pool, Sea Views, bbq sleeps 11

At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking.

Villa ref : P72985
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  • Property Type Villa Rental
  • Location Makry Gialos
  • Sleeps 11
  • Bedrooms 5 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 5
  • Minimum nights stay7
  • Low season price per week£1000
  • High season price per week£2950
  • Average price per week£1500
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 11 reviews )
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Join us for Easter 2021 and make the most of our heated pool
***NOW BOOKING 2021*** Feel free to ask us any questions
"The villa is beautiful beyond our expectations. I swam under the stars last night and woke to another swim in the morning light. It's a wonderful place for a family stay." June 2018
"It was great, we had a real good time there. It was our fifth holiday on the island and your villa was the most beautiful house we had by far. We hope that we can return next year!!"
Jens - Oct 2017
"Just had an amazing week at Villa Danae it was a little slice of paradise!" Annamarie


Situated on Lagada Ridge, Villa Danae Crete offers 5 bedroom luxury accommodation on the outskirts of the delightful village of Makrygialos in the south east of Crete.

Overlooking the sea, Villa Danae is the perfect setting for the ultimate relaxing holiday in the sun with your family and friends.

The villa provides quality accommodation both inside and outside, 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 the purpose built barbecue where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch in the outside dining area under the shade of the pergola

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)


Really lovely time in this fantastic villa in Crete

By Kathleen on 19-Jun-2018

This is a beautiful villa located on the South of the island. The villa is in a quiet location with fantastic views over the mountains. It is a perfect place to stay for families and groups of friends. It has everything you need, inside and out including a good size pool. It is tastefully decorated, and the owners Steve and Kay cannot do enough for you. The local resorts have plenty of shops and restaurants. It is also well situated to explore the South and East of Crete. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit here.

5 of of 5

Fantastic villa

By Toby on 12-Apr-2018

well equipped and comfortable for our group of 5 adults and 6 young children. The pool is wonderful and being heated was great for our trip in April. The area is interesting, we walked Zakros gorge and visited lots of lovely beaches- xerokambos and agia fotia. management at Lagada bay were very professional and welcome. highly recommended.

5 of of 5

Perfekte Villa

By on 04-Jan-2018

Wir waren mit zwei Familien für acht Tage in der Villa. Die Möblierung ist sehr schön. Die Badezimmer sind toll. In der Küche findet man eine gehobene Ausstattung mit allem Küchenzubehör, das man brauchen könnte. Der Pool ist schön groß und sauber. Der Grillplatz draußen ist wundervoll. Es ist absolut ruhig in der Umgebung. Die Aussicht ist grandios. Alles in allem eine absolut runde Sache. Wir würden gerne wiederkommen. // Top Villa. Very quiet located. Everything you need for holiday is there. Very good kitchen equipment. Very clean. Nice furniture. Fantastic view.

5 of of 5

Perfect for Family get togethers

By Fiona on 23-Nov-2017

We have stayed in this area on numerous occasions over the last 6 years largely because it is unspoilt, there is plenty to see and do, the weather is always great etc. As our children have got older and now with partners, we wanted somewhere that could accommodate us all comfortably but still afford us the space to retreat if needed. Villa Dane does exactly this - the facilities are fantastic, and the views stunning. We will certainly come back again.

5 of of 5

Beautiful stay

By Nunzia on 30-Aug-2017

This was our first time in Crete (or any of the Greek islands). Two families (11 in total) age ranging from 12 years to 43 years. We arrived at the villa at around 2am, a representative met us there and kindly showed us everything we needed to know. We also arranged for a welcome pack to be at the villa which was brilliant as the arrival time was awkward. The villa itself is just beautiful. 4 double bedrooms upstairs, three of which had ensuites and balconies. Ground floor also had a double bedroom with ensuite. The ground floor is open plan, with living area, kitchen, dining area. Very spacious all round. The outside area is just as beautiful as the inside. The pool was seen to every day. BBQ area is lovely with outside seating and also ample seating around. The villa has everything you could possibly need, games, play station, books, dvds swimming games too and beach towels. I loved the peacefulness and location. The weather was lovely and hot. It did get ridiculously windy which is obviously out of our control. The villa is located on the outskirts of makrygialos which is a lovely small town. The town itself has everything you need. It is small and do recommend you visit irapetra, sitia and Chrissy island for days out. The only thing we wanted to mention is that areti didn't always respond my our texts when we asked for help. The ant problem in the kitchen even though was tackled, it was never really resolved so we battled with this through the two weeks. Apart from that we loved every second of this beautiful villa. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone. It's layout beautifully designed.

5 of of 5

amazing villa in an unspoilt part of crete

By James on 25-Oct-2016

What an amazing 2 weeks we have just had at this villa. The pictures looked good but we were shocked at its true beauty as we approched the villa all lit up in the darkness as we arrived late at night. We were greeted by Areti who was lovely and had arranged for bread,milk,coffee,sugar ,beer,wine snacks etc so we didnt have to worry about getting food en route late at night with young children. we were a group ranging in age from 1 year old to 75 years old and we all absolutely loved the villa, it is huge and has eveything you would need including dvd's, gamesconsoles and books to keep everyone happy in the evening although most of us sat outside in one of the many seating areas enjoying the beautiful star lit sky and watching boats pass in the bay. It is in a very peacefull location so you are not bothered by traffic noise or noise from pubs, shops or other holiday makers but yet its only 3 or 4 mins in the car to the lovely town of makri gialos where you will find lots of shops and tavernas, a chemist, a butcher and an amazing bakery that we visited everyday for fresh bread and cream cakes . the local people are extremely nice and they are very helpfull, they also love children and would quite often give our boys free lollie pops and sweets etc when we were buying things in their shops. we enjoyed sun bathing by the lovely pool but also did around 2000 miles exploring crete by car. we went up to sitia twice to do some shopping and site seing which is around 45 mins each way. Vai beach is worth a visit, its europes largest palm tree beach and the restraunt and water sports on site are brilliant, its about 35min from sitia and the old road has stunning views. Another place worth visiting is xerocampus, its just over an hours drive from the villa over a winding road, once you get the the top of the mountain looking at the beaches and winding road below you it is breathtakingly beautiful, once you follow the very windy road down you will have a choice of around 7 beaches. the local beach in makry gilios is lovely, if you go o the bit right beside the harbour you will find a beautiful sheltered area with very shallow water suitable for children of all ages, our 1 year old could walk out quite far in it as their was no waves or stones . we snorkelled out and only had to go to the entrance of the harbour to find shoals of beautiful tropical fish and also a big octopus. keep going passed the entrance to the harbour and you will get to a big basin around the rocks where it gets to about 5 or 6 metres. there is plenty little shops in makry gilios but if you want a little more choice you can drive to the next town along which is a 10 minute drive and is called koutsouras. if you want aldi or carrefour you can find them at lerepetra which is a 35 minute drive . there is a brilliant dive centre on the beach at the calimera hotel just after ferma. i did 3 amazing dives their and the prices were great . hire car is assential as the villa is a 2 hour drive from the airport but its a very easy road to follow. we made a trip twice back to that region to get to the aquriums , dinasouria and also the zoo. there is a huge amount of walks in the local area including gorges. we took a 4 hour walk up the mountain beside the villa early one morning and watched the sunrise which was beautiful . the track up the the villa is awfull but you get used to it and it doesnt put you off staying at the villa the villa was very modern and is the only villa i have stayed in where i felt at home, after a week their i felt like it was my own house. the pool is a great size and cleaned every 2 days . Steve also provides a baby pack which includes sterilizer, baby cup, cutlery and baby monitors which is great. our 1 year old never sleeps well away from home in travel cots but we were very surprised to find a proper cot in our room with lovely bedding and a nice comfy matress, he slept well every night and the Air conditioning can be changed to suit in every room. bathrooms were a great size as were the bedrooms, also 4 of the rooms have balconies and there is also the huge roof terrace . the villa truly is 5 starts and the local area is safe and very unspoilt . all of the restraunts and shops speak good english too. we needed a villa to suit to needs of our whole group rangin from 1 year to 75 years and villa Danae did this easily . within 30 mins drive their is everything from mountain walks, watersports , diving, go karting, restraunts, mini golf and lots of greek history excavation sites no bad points but only two small things i think steve could consider for the future to make the stay even better. 1. a baby gate for the bottom of the stairs 2. a pool table outside would be a lovely finishing touch

5 of of 5

Fantastic villa in unspoilt part of Crete

By Karen Rutter on 07-Jun-2016

Date of Stay 29 May 2016
After taking villa holidays for ourselves and extended family over the last 8 years Villa Danae is one of the best. Everything from initial contact with the owner was great, the booking, travel instructions, recommendations when we were there and so on. The villa was as described and reviewed, spacious, well equipped with stunning views of both mountains and sea. The tranquility only broken by our grandkids having fun in the pool. A car is essential but it is only a short drive to sandy swimming bays and the little town where the locals could not have been more welcoming or hospitable.

5 of of 5

Fantastic Villa in unspoilt part of Crete

By Hawkeen on 07-Jun-2016

After taking villa holidays for ourselves and extended family over the last 8 years Villa Danae is one of the best. Everything from initial contact with the owner was great, the booking, travel instructions, recommendations when we were there and so on. The villa was as described and reviewed, spacious, well equipped with stunning views of both mountains and sea. The tranquility only broken by our grandkids having fun in the pool. A car is essential but it is only a short drive to sandy swimming bays and the little town where the locals could not have been more welcoming or hospitable.

5 of of 5

Idyllic Villa for relaxing holiday

By John Gelder on 22-May-2016

Just returned from an amazing holiday with friends and wanted to share our experience. We arrived at Heraklion airport and this was our first visit to Crete. A scenic drive to the Villa, car is essential, stopping off at a Taverna recommended by the owners. The directions were easy to follow and as we turned off the main road we could see the impressive Villa. Inside it was everything we hoped for, spacious, inviting, welcome food pack, much appreciated bottle of wine, well stocked cupboards etc. There were plenty of sun loungers, comfy seats and a warm pool. We loved the Barbecue area and spent many a happy hour there. The owners had recommended several places to visit and eat which was very helpful. We loved the Tavernas in the mountains and walking through the centuries old villages. Also Tavernas on the beach? Everyone was so friendly, never had a disappointing meal.Prices were exceptionally reasonable. Don't miss a visit to Spinalonga. I had read a book by Victoria Heslop, The Island, and it was a delight to catch the ferry and visit it. Our 10 days was far too short and are already planning our next visit.

5 of of 5

Fab holiday villa

By Websters on 16-May-2016

A huge and very comfortable villa with amazing pool and outside space. Villa was very well presented. Plenty of space for two families or an extended family group. We loved the quiet location only a short drive from low key pleasant resort. Crete in April is beautiful and we got a warm welcome.

5 of of 5

A week to remember

By Ali2010Scotland on 24-Apr-2016

My husband and I enjoyed our week with the family SO much that we forgot to write in the visitors' book! Babies and oldies' had a wonderful time soaking up the sunshine,playing in the solar-warmed pool and exploring the area on foot and by car. It was like home from home with all the creature comforts and vary tastefully furnished. The villa, in a peaceful setting more than lived up to expectation with wonderful views and birdsong all around. The pool staff were discrete but friendly. Thanks too to Ariete. I do hope we can go back.

5 of of 5
1 June to 16 July 2021
17 July to 31 August 2021
1 September to 30 November 2021
Children Welcome Smoking Allowed Wheelchair Access
Pets Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Microwave
Dishwasher Coffee maker Toaster
Dining room Internet Fireplace
Air conditioning Heating Linens provided
Washing machine Tumble dryer Parking
Living room Hairdryer Ironing board
Television Satellite/cable Dvds
Video library Video games Games
Books Heated pool Private pool
Balcony Garden Tennis
Adventure Away from it all Family
Sports activities
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