Villa Danna Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms)
Villa Danna is a new classic villa with private pool and sea views.It is a very peaceful house in a 15 acres land filled with olive trees,fruit trees and Cretan flowers and herbs. It is located in the middle of Crete in an ideal site from where you can travel all over Crete. The big verandas offer space for family and friendly dinners in the nature and by enjoying a marvellous view of the Cretan sea and the Cretan mountains. The top balcony offers a great view of the sea and it is the right place for you to enjoy the sunset. The daily disappearance of the Sun below the horizon is clearly viewed and it is a magical moment to be shared with your family, friends or for the newly weds. The living room is also the place where you will watch movies as we provide a large LCD-TV with 100 channels via satellite and a DVD player, a small library with a wide variety of books. The room has cool air circulation during the hot summer days.
Marina and Vassilis, the owners of the villas, build the villas according to the new classic architecture of houses using materials that are appropriate to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Several big windows and doors circulate the air and contribute to keeping the temperature comfortably stable and offer great sea and mountain views. The roof of villa Deleni holds high technology, modern solar panels that absorb the generous offered sun light and transform it into electricity which makes the villa one of the most modern and sustainable houses of Rethymnon. The villas have been built to fit its natural surroundings and not a single tree was sacrificed. The large stones that were naturally occurring they remain untouched or have been used to create a pond and hold some of the 500 year old trees. Both villas afford absolute privacy and are suitable for up to 8 persons (villa Deleni) and 10 people (villa Danna), although special arrangements could be made to accommodate maximum of 11 persons. The owners of villa Deleni are known for their hospitality and will offer you Greek ‘filoxenia’ so as to make your stay unforgettable. IDEAL FOR: The Villas are ideal for families and big groups of friends, but they are also affordable to couples during April, May, September and October. They are also ideal for people with pets and pensioners or newly weds who seek for a quiet and undisturbed holiday in a ecological accommodation. The villas are suitable for families of up to 10 members and can also be decorated especially for honeymooners. SERVICES: Cleaning is offered for free and you get to choose the time you want your rooms cleaned. Leave all housekeeping to us and enjoy a holiday free of everyday life worries. Linen and towels are replaced once every three or four days. Check in time is 14:00 and check out time is 12:00.
Top Traveller Review
Great villa with swimming pool
About the Owner
About Marina Davis
Marina and Captain Vassilis Davis build Villa Deleni and Villa Danna in 2005 according to the new classic architecture. The owners of the villas worked many years in the merchant marine navy. After their travelling they decided to build two beautiful villas in the island of Crete for their children. Up until the houses will be used as family homes they are rented as holiday villas and offer 'filoxenia' to many visitors that stay there from all over the world.
Today Vassilis is a professor and Head master of the Navy academy of Chania and Marina has retired after a successful career in banking in order to take care of the villas.
Why Marina Davis chose Rethymnon area
The Davis family after travelling all over the world because of their job in the navy they decided to buy land and build houses in the island of Crete. They admired the natural beauty of the surroundings, the easy access to the beach, the crystal clean water of the Cretan sea, the Cretan flowers and herbs and the olive trees.
They loved the land bought because of the 500 year old olive trees and the rocks that naturally existed in the land and were later used to build fountains, to hold they very old trees or to naturally decorate the gardens.
The region was carefully chosen by the Davis family because of its ease access to the big cities and airport and at the same time due to its isolation from the crowds and the privacy that it could offer.
What makes this villa unique
While staying at the properties the Davis family enjoy family moments in the big living rooms, having conversations, watching movies, organizing big dinners for family and friends in the big wooden dining tables.
They also love to work all together in order to collect the olives from the olive trees of the garden every late October or early November. If you visit the villas during those months you will have the chance to participate in the collection of the olives and be rewarded by tasting the extra virgin olive oil produced!
The properties are particularly convenient as they are really close to the city of Rethymnon (10 minutes drive), very close to the beach (5 minute drive) and at the same time it offers privacy and remoteness from the crowds.
To book the villas email us with a question about the dates that you are interested in.
We will respond to confirm the availability of the dates and to inform you about the deposit which is 25% of the total price and our bank details so you could send us the deposit. After the arrival of the deposit we send you a confirmation of the booking. The rest of the money need to be payed to us on your arrival in cash.
Check in time is 15:00 and check out time is 12:00.
The changeover day is flexible and could be discussed with us so we
can assure you will have the most convenient dates for your stay.
(3 traveller reviews)
Great villa with swimming pool
Perfect house with swimming pool and great view from terrace. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Very well kept, spacious and clean house and grounds. Small vegetable garden for guests to harvest tomatoes etc. Highly recommended for families or groups of friends.
Fab holiday at Villa Danna
The location is within a short drive from the pretty town of Rethimno and several lovely beaches. This upmarket villa is stunning!! It is large enough to house all the family including the grandparents and an assortment of children. The private grounds have been lovingly landscaped by the owners and provide ample room for wedding parties. The villa itself is very modern and is kept spotlessly clean. It has views of the blue med which we enjoyed endlessly while sipping a gin and tonic on the huge veranda!! The swimming pool was big and clean. What a great way to start the day!
We were warmly welcomed by Marina,the owner, who speaks good English. She kept us entertained with stories of life in Crete past and present. And her cookies were the best. We look forward to returning for a repeat helping of this place in paradise.
How to be better welcomed than by Marina and Vasilis in a beautiful, clean and quiet villa, view on the mountains and the sea from both sundecks, with a massive olive trees garden surrounding the swimming pool. Marina and Vasilis have been great hosts, very available, considerate and friendly to make our staying relaxed and comfortable. Thanks again Marina and Vasilis for your kindness.
From the Owner
“The Davis family after travelling all over the world because of their job in the navy they decided to buy land and build houses in the island of Crete. They admired the natural beauty of the surroundings, the easy access to the beach, the crystal clean water of the Cretan sea, the Cretan flowers and herbs and the olive trees. They loved the land bought because of the 500 year old olive trees and the rocks that naturally existed in the land and were later used to build fountains, to hold they very old trees or to naturally decorate the gardens. The region was carefully chosen by the Davis family because of its ease access to the big cities and airport and at the same time due to its isolation from the crowds and the privacy that it could offer.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
With your stay you could enjoy Cretan traditional cookery courses from Marina. One of her specialities are the cretan dakos salad, the apaki pork meat, the kolikothoanthoi which is the pumpkin flower filled with rice and herbs and the snails called 'koxlioi mpoumpouristoi' and her special apple pies.
Marina can also offer gardening courses with a speciality on botans and cretan herbs that can be used in cooking or as cosmetics.
If you visit the villas in late October or November you will have the chance to participate in the olive collection.The olives have to fall to the ground, as the trees are too high to climb, to high to reach to beable to shake them with a machine or even hit the branches. Once there are enough to warrant a collection they are picked up off the ground.
The nearest beach is Koubes beach which is approximately 1 km away, while the beach of Petres is only 6 km away. You could be there easily as it is 5-10 minute drive away. Koubes beach is beautiful bay surrounded by mountains and often you can see goats climbing up the rocky mountain. A huge rock in the sea is approachable by swimming and is the perfect place to climb on and enjoy your sunbathing. A picturesque white church of Panagia Kamarani is next to the beach and behind it a small tavern.
Nearest Airport – 65 kilometres Chania (also known as Ioanis Daskalogiannis airport), & 78 kilometres Heraklion (also known as Kazantzakis international airport).
Nearest Ferry - 6 kilometers Rethymnon.
Nearest Motorway – 1 kilometres Rethymnon, Chania, Heraklion.
Nearest Beach – 1 kilometres.
Car hire is recommended so you can enjoy the facilities offered by all the beautiful places that surround the villas.
Rethynon is 5km away.
Closest village of Prines is 1km away.
The village Prines has 2 mini markets, traditional Greek café, a taverna and a bar (1km away).
Other places to visit by car within 1-2 hours drive are:
the monastery of Arkadi,the famous ancient palace of Knossos at Heraklion and the archaeological site, the Crete aquarium which is also the largest in the Mediterranean, the town of Agios Nicholaos, Elounda and Spinalonga Island, the town of Chania and the monasteries of the area.
The villas are only 6km from the city of Rethymno which is the heart of the island of Crete and is one of the most beautiful places in Greece. Rethymno awaits you with clear blue seas and Mount Psiloritis, there are traces of a civilisation that dates back 4,500 years, numerous Byzantine churches and monasteries, enchanting Venetian monuments, the most well-preserved Renaissance city in Greece, with endless beaches, caves, gorges and unique flora and fauna.
Rethymno and its villages are live postcards, which are pervaded by the aroma of Cretan cuisine and the sound of the Cretan lyre.
People live here amidst nature and emotions, outside the code of behavior found in big cities. No matter where you go, be it even to the most isolated village, our people will open their doors to you to treat you to a "tsikoudia" and befriend you.
Rethymno is the homeland of Zeus, the god of Hospitality. The great number of visitors who return repeatedly confirms the words of the poet: ”Rethymno is not a place where you go to, but a place where you return.”
The traditional village of Prines is 1 km from the villas and only 2 kilometres from the sea. It has the beautiful old church of St. Nicholas which was built in the 13th century and a spring of water that has been running for many centuries without abating.
As the villas are in the middle of the island they are in the perfect location for you to have access to all the nice places of Crete with a couple of hours drive you can visit the whole island. For example you could visit the Arkadi monasteri, the springs of Argiroupolis, the Kournas lake, the Georgioupolis beach and so many more.
From the Owner
“While staying at the properties the Davis family enjoy family moments in the big living rooms, having conversations, watching movies, organizing big dinners for family and friends in the big wooden dining tables. They also love to work all together in order to collect the olives from the olive trees of the garden every late October or early November. If you visit the villas during those months you will have the chance to participate in the collection of the olives and be rewarded by tasting the extra virgin olive oil produced! The properties are particularly convenient as they are really close to the city of Rethymnon (10 minutes drive), very close to the beach (5 minute drive) and at the same time it offers privacy and remoteness from the crowds.”
- Air Conditioning
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- pets considered
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- 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
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
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- Notes on accommodation: In villa Deleni the living room is connected with the dining room and with the kitchen while a spacious corridor is leading to a lower level where the four bedrooms and three bathrooms are for villa Deleni. Villa Danna has 2 bedrooms on the first floor and two bedrooms on the second floor and an extra studio flat on the ground floor. All bedrooms have king size beds with white Egyptian cotton bed linen and soft white towels provided. Both villas have a bedroom with two single beds for children. The rooms are nicely decorated and they have balconies that provide views either to the garden or to the pool. In villa Danna the bedrooms include en suite bathrooms with shower and toilet while one of them had a bath. Villa Deleni has 3 spacious bathrooms nicely decorated one of which has a bath while the other two have showers. Our open plan kitchen provides everything you will need during your stay. For your cooking pleasure you will find all the electrical appliances you need. Outside: Your holidays in Villa Danna and Deleni should not be limited indoors as Crete is the most popular island for its natural beauty. We have landscaped a typical Greek villa garden for you in the 4.500sqm the villa is build on. Trees provide shade and privacy and flowerbeds and herbs for colour and aromas. Villa Deleni can offer a modern metallic BBQ while villa Danna offers a big sized hand build stone BBQ. Both BBQs can offer you great outdoor meals and are conveniently placed in the patio areas that are shaded by using pergolas. The large patio in villa Danna has a large handmade stone sofa decorated with beautiful cushions while the patio in villa Deleni exists under the shade of locust trees. The 500 year old olive trees that surround the villas provide with shade and opportunities for swings to be hanged on their wide trunks. Both villas have private pools 10 meters long and up to 1.60m deep. They contain inner lighting for your night swimming and child part with swallow water.