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Space and comfort at Villa Joy minutes from heart of town & sandy beach with pool and housekeeping

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 5.0 Bathrooms, 6 Sleeps

This sparkling villa is well-named. Experience the joy of staying here in Chania, minutes from the heart of town and the golden sand beaches of the west coast of Crete. Exclusive style, sophisticated architecture and enviable service may make it challenging for you to leave your comfortable and idyllic surroundings to discover all the island has to offer. Located at the top of a hill, the villa is built in five semi-levels sparing no luxury. On the outside, the aquamarine private pool is surrounded by a lush garden looking out to the view of the town and glistening sea.

Whether you love technology, outdoor activities or both, Villa Joy will cater for your needs. Theres a home theater system, Wi-Fi, DVD player, iPod dock and computer for indoor entertainment. Outside youll find a swimming pool, plunge pool, jetted tub and gas barbecue offer more than enough to do in this child-friendly vacation villa. The large pool is exclusive to Villa Joy dwellers pleasure. It is divided into two sections - a circular shallower jetted tub whose water cascades into the larger almond-shaped deeper section. The poolside and garden offer spots of cool shade and radiant light, as well as privacy and panoramic views.

Enjoy a meal by a hired chef (additional charge will apply and advance notice is required) or create your own masterpiece in the fully equipped Italian design kitchen, using fresh local products of the highest quality that we can bring to your doorstep. A series of tended terraces lead up the hilly landscape to the house and pool. The living and dining areas exude sleek simplicity. And the dcor throughout is calming with splashes of vibrant color to bring it to life.

Villa Joy boasts five bedrooms plus a guest suite. All bedrooms either have their own en-suite facilities or share them with another room. The property sleeps a maximum of 10 guests and theres additional bedding in the form of a pull-out bed in the playroom and two twin fold-out beds if some of your party want their own space. All bedrooms have air conditioning for maximum comfort.

Theres plenty to see and do within a short distance of Villa Joy. Take your pick from a glorious sandy beach, restaurants and shopping outlets in the local town. An added bonus is that the airport is only a 25 minute drive away.

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Bedroom 1 MasterKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, Walk-in closet, Stereo system, Air conditioning, Television, CD player, Safe

Bedroom 2Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Sitting area, Air conditioning, Television

Bedroom 3 Queen size bed, Bathroom with shower/tub shared with room 4, Air conditioning, Television

Bedroom 4 2 Twin beds (can be pushed together to make a king), Bathroom with shower/tub shared with room 3, Air conditioning

Bedroom 5 - Guest Suite Queen size bed, Pull-out love-seat, En-suite bathroom with shower, Kitchenette, Air conditioning

Additional BeddingPull-out bed in play room, 2 Twin foldout beds


Central Air conditioning

Heating system

Child friendly villa



Cable TV

DVD player

Home Theatre

CD player

iPod dock


Wi-Fi access


Baby crib

Hair dryer

Booster seat

Play Pen

Baby bathtub

Small gym

Exercise equipment

Billiard table

Fusball table

Childrens play area







Toaster oven

Coffee maker

Food processor

Table-top grill



Swimming pool

Plunge pool

Jetted tub

Outdoor shower

Beach chairs

Beach towels

Flotation devices

Outdoor dining

Gas barbeque

Gated community





6 Days a week housekeeping

Welcome package

At Extra Cost - advance notice may be required:

Villa pre-stocking

Event fee

Cook service

Meal plan

Airport transfer

Beauty treatments

Massage treatment

Cooking lessons


Maximum 10 guests

Children welcome

Non-smoking villa

Pets are not allowed

Wedding/Social events accepted maximum 50 guests

Pools are not heated


2 minute:

drive to Tennis Court

walk to Grocery Store

walk to Restaurants

5 minute:

drive to Beach

walk to Church

10 minute drive to Town

15 minute drive to Hospital

25 minute drive to Airport

120 minute drive to:

Golf Course

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats International
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Makris Tichos in Daratsos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - This is a full bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Space and comfort at Villa Joy minutes from heart of town & sandy beach with pool and housekeeping
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Couldn't ask for a better place to spend our Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Joy! The Villa itself is jaw dropping. The grounds are so well kept and the owner is the sweetest. All the staff were great and our Chef was out of this world. The food he prepared was unbelievable and his knowledge for the Island's history as well as the food was very impressive. This is something we will never forget. Loved every moment! Thanks Villa Joy!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Exceeded out expectations

  • 5 of 5

On arrival at our vacation home, we were all very happy with the exterior look of this villa and the grounds it stood within. Once inside, it was even better than we expected. It exceeded in all areas having a very spacious layout and was very well equipped. Air conditioning was a must and was perfect throughout our stay. The maid, I have to say, was brilliant. She worked her way through the house tirelessly 6 days each week for around 5-6 hrs a day keeping it spotless. Our first experience With luxury Retreats and if this is the norm, we shall be looking through your site for future holidays.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Perfect setting for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect, the experience was perfect, the opportunity to bring the family together for a reunion but still gave us all our own space ensured we all enjoyed each other's company and relaxed in the numerous areas of the house. Cooking breakfast outside endured every meal was social. This was the perfect location to celebrate Easter with local chefs preparing our lunch. There is plenty to see in Crete but also plenty to stay in for at the Villa Joy.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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C'est une maison magnifique où il fait bon vivre,même nombreux.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine très agréable. La villa était très confortable et très ludique pour les enfants.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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What a wonderful way to celebrate my 80th birthday. Everything perfect

  • 5 of 5

Facilities excellent. The images provided where a true reflection of what the villa is in reality. Communications throughout the booking, journey and onsite support made the whole experience relaxing and enjoyable. Access to local taverna and mini-market (5 minutes walk) convenient although we did not need to buy much for breakfast and lunch as the welcome pack was enormous and well selected. Evening meals were taken in the main town with a variety of eating places, suiting all culinary tastes and pockets. The walk to town is all downhill but taxi is recommended for the return, good value for money and if you are not sure where to go, eat later in your stay and ask the driver to recommend, it never failed. We would recommend very highly Emerald Hotel in Plaka for at least one dinner, superb views and sunsets. Good food and an excellent wine list and prices to reflect!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Wonderful holiday.Villa perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect.The villa was really well appointed.We were met by the owner and given lots of information about the area and were made to feel very welcome.

The welcome pack was just what we needed to get started and even the bathrooms had Korres products in them [ I'm a fan now!].

The local taverna made us most welcome and the food was very good.There was also a local shop within walking distance for any basics .

Hania is an exciting place .We feel there is lots more to see so will have to return.

The beaches to the south of the island are spectacular,some of the best we have seen.

Crete has something for everyone.

We hired a car and managed to see quite a bit of this beautiful place.

All in all a wonderful holiday.Luxury Retreats were very efficient and we were very well looked after.I would have no problem recommending them to others and the Villa Joy which lived up to its name.It was pure joy staying in it.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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