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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.