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

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Makrygialos, Crete, Greek Islands - Tranquil Location Just 10 Minute Walk To The Beach




"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)

Click the button above for " prices and availability."

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Wright
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Steve Wright

We live in Leeds, England where we run our property business letting out to students and young professionals.

Steve Wright purchased this villa in 2006

Why Steve Wright chose Makry Gialos

We first became aware of the area when we were marketing Lagada Resort. We loved the area so much we bought a plot of land for ourselves. It took 4 years to build the villa but what a result!

The Cretans are lovely people and especially those in south east Crete where the pace of life is much slower.

What makes this villa unique

We have deliberately made the villa self sufficient so if you just want to relax with your family and friends, you can. Everything is provided, heated pool, BBQ, Wii, Playstation and wi-fi; it's the perfect party house!

If you want to explore, the coastline abounds with beaches and small coves or go up into the mountains and visit tiny villages.

For the more adventurous, there are numerous gorges to walk. And for the culture vulture, delve into Crete's Minoan history. Makrygialos has numerous restaurants or venture a little further for even more choice.

We've wriitten fact sheets for all sorts of topics such as food and restaurants, things to do and see. Just ask and we'll email it to you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just had an amazing week at Villa Danae it was a little slice of paradise! 2014

Stunning villa, view, location, people, food ..everything stunning Priya - London - July 2011.

We stayed for 10 days and felt at home from the minute we arrived & well looked after by Anja. Thanks to Steve & Kay the villa has everything you could need!! Cannot fault it! The pictures are beautiful...but the reality is even better! There were 6 people in our party and not once did we feel under each others feet. The area is very quiet (which is just what we wanted), a car is much needed if you want to explore, sight see and get away from the more popular beaches (which were still quiet)... its a fair walk to local shops in 34degree heat! When not lounging by the pool we found beautiful quiet coves, explored monasteries & had a lovely dinner at the Dragons Cave restaurant and even had the a local chef come and cook us a meal in our villa. Recommend the trip to Chrisi Island.... the golden beach is amazing!
Apr 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Makry Gialos in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathrooms to bedrooms 1, 2 and 5. House bathroom for bedrooms 3 and 4.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) + babies in cots Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with king size bed and en-suite. Bedroom 3 with twin beds + fold up bed Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 with king size bed and en-suite (this one is ground floor for elderly or disabled access).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Comprehensive baby equipment available; cots, high chairs, monitors, baby bath, playpen, toys, books, videos etc - ask us for details Smoking is permitted but only outside please. Outside: There is a private heated swimming pool 6m x 8m. The villa has a purpose built BBQ and full size outside dining table, shaded under the new pergola (2014) along with comfortable seating around the pool and patio areas with a large stone gazebo for shade. Inside the toy chest you'll find all sorts of stuff to enhance your pooltime fun! Utility Room: The utility area is adjoined to the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and pool towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. The property is cleaned weekly with a change of all towels and sheets. Other: Full size dining room with seating for 11 + baby highchair.


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"Villa Danae" - Luxury Private Villa - Heated Pool, Sea Views, BBQ - sleeps 11
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

A lovely relaxing holiday (once you had made the awful journey on the approaching road).

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The villa was absolutely superb with all the necessary items needed for a comfortable stay. It was very clean on arrival, the pool attendant came most days to change the filter, and the housekeeping attended at the end of our first week.

We only had a couple of problems, for example the kettle gave up on us after the first day but it was quickly replaced albeit with a model that did not switch off automatically.

The second problem was the cooking hob. This did not seem to work very well if the "locked key" had been activated because the hob had not been in use for about a day. This problem was reported to the management company.

It would be more comfortable if a window/door blind was fitted in the kitchen, because when cooking the evening meal the sun level was such that it glared into the room making "blind spots" when moving from the hob to a working surface. This was at approximately 6pm untl 7pm.

Never the less the Villa Danae is an excellent venue for a holiday. We have been taking villa holidays for over twenty years and this property numbers very highly in "best villa".

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review; we are delighted to hear that you had a great holiday and that housekeeping issues were addressed promptly We really appreciate your suggestions and have passed them on to our team in Crete. No-one else has had any problem with the electric hob so maybe it was just lack of familiarity with the lock button. As you say, the villa is an excellent place for a holiday, as our numerous 5* reviews testify, and we are so pleased to hear that it features very highly in your “best villas” list. We look forward to welcoming you back one day
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Fantastic villa in unspoilt part of Crete

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear you had such a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back one day. By the way, we're on Facebook (www.facebook.com/villadanaecrete). Feel free to spread the word with friends and family!
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Uk and La Palma Canary islands

Idyllic Villa for relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Fantastische Villa

  • 5 of 5

Die Villa Danae Kreta entsprach allen Erwartungen und hat uns nicht enttäuscht!!! Ausstattung, Zustand und Größe des Ferienhauses sind in der Beschreibung zutreffend dargestellt. Vor allem der Pool, die verschiedenen Sitzecken im Außenbereich und der Grill lassen keine Wünsche offen. Einzig der Schotterweg zum Haus ist gewöhnungsbedürftig; nicht geländetaugliche Mietautos müssen ordentlich leiden.

Die Betreuung durch die Verwalterin Anja verlief super. Jede Frage wurde sofort geklärt, jedes Problem sofort beseitigt. Auch der vorbereitende Mailverkehr mit dem Vermieter Steve sowie mit Anja klappte schnell und ohne Komplikationen.

Diese Villa ist sehr empfehlenswert auch für mehrere Familien, weil die diversen Zimmer und Bäder ein wirklich entspanntes Urlaubmachen möglich machen.

Meine Familie würde jederzeit gerne wieder nach Makrygialos kommen.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung. Wir freuen uns, dass Sie Ihren Urlaub in unserem Haus genossen. Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at our villa.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Makri Poli
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Dragon's Cave
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended


The nearest beach is 10/15 minute walk, 5 minute drive.

The beach in Makrygialos is a 10 minute drive

There are numerous beaches all along this coastline.


The main airport is Heraklion, about 1.5-2 hours drive.

Numerous airlines fly from main UK & European airports to Heraklion. Ask us for advice.

Come to Crete in spring to explore the mountains, gorges and countryside, before it gets really hot!

A car is recommended

Further Details:

There are numerous restaurants, supermarkets, banks, ATMs within easy reach of the villa including a butcher who supplies all your meat for your BBQ and a patisserie for yummy cakes and desserts. Horse riding is available about 30 minutes away (west) in Ierapetra and about an hour away (east) in Kato Zakros


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Makry Gialos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Confirm the period you wish to book and we will reserve it while you make your travel arrangements. Complete the booking contract and pay 30% of rental fee as a deposit - balance of rental should be paid 60 days prior to commencement of the booking. We'll confirm everything by email and keep you updated at each stage of the process. Our preferred payment method is by bank transfer. We accept £ or €

Changeover Day:
There is no particular changeover day.
The villa is available from 4pm and should be vacated by 11am.
Other arrangements may be possible depending on other guests' timings

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for 1 week (or part).

EOT licence MHTE 1040K10003069601

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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