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Villa Stella Donna

Douliana, Nr Almyrida

Sleeps: 4 + 1
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

£1195 - £2175per week


Premier Villa
Private Pool
Sea Views


General Description

Villa Stella Donna is a luxurious, newly built villa in light stone, standing in a pretty village location with glorious views of the sea, mountains and surrounding countryside. This villa offers a  peaceful retreat only a few minutes walk from the centre of Douliana with a couple of tavernas including the well known Ta Douliana *** and a shop. The popular beach resorts of Kalives and Almyrida are only a few minutes drive away making this villa an ideal choice for those who want a beautiful place to stay within striking distance of amenities.

*** The taverna will deliver if you prefer to eat in the privacy of the villa.

Furnished to a very high standard this villa is immaculate providing an ideal choice for a couple, 2 couples holidaying together or a small family. A double sofa bed in the living area allows the villa to sleep a maximum of 5. Please note that the upper and lower floors are connected by a spiral staircase and for that reason we cannot accept bookings from families with children under aged 5 years.

First Floor

From the front door you enter the villa at first floor level, into the spacious open plan living area with its vaulted ceiling and magnificent chandeliers. The dining area and fully equipped kitchen are off to one side. French doors open up to two separate dining terraces, both with sea views, the smaller one catches the early morning sun making it a super spot for breakfast.

The kitchen will be a joy for keen cooks as it is comprehensively equipped and benefits from extensive preparation areas in an L shape. The large glass topped dining table with comfy dining chairs is adjacent. The living area comprises of a 2 piece leather suite, a 3 seater sofa that converts into a sofa bed and a 2 seater sofa.  For your entertainment there is a TV (a full package is provided ie world, news and sport), DVD player and stereo music system.  A wood burner provides a focal point and means that the villa is ideal for early and late season bookings when some heating may be required on chilly evenings. French doors off the lounge lead to the dining terrace (as above) which is furnished with a table and chairs and which has 180 degree views of the sea, the mountains and the lush countryside surrounding the villa.

A shower room with a shower, wc and wash hand basin completes the ground floor accommodation

Ground Floor

Accessed via a wide, wooden, spiral staircase, the spacious, air-conditioned, bedrooms and a large shower room are on the ground floor. The master bedroom has a king size iron bedstead with a luxury mattress made of natural fibres (Harvest Moon Hampton Heritage). A wardrobe with integral drawers provides plenty of storage together with a dressing table and bed side tables. French doors lead out onto a lovely furnished, shady terrace and then to the pool area. The other bedroom has twin beds with iron bedsteads and comfortable mattresses, a wardrobe providing plenty of storage, a dressing table and bedside tables. This bedroom leads out onto its own private terrace area at the back of the property but with access to the pool area. Both bedrooms have lovely views of the surrounding countryside. It goes without saying that the bed linen and towels are of a high quality Egyptian cotton.

The central bathroom has a very large walk-in luxury shower, wash hand basin, wc and a pretty, lit, shelved storage area.

External Areas

The tiled pool with roman steps is set into an extensive, terraced area where you will find lots of sunbeds and umbrellas for sunbathing. Quality towels by Biba and Conran are supplied for use at the pool (please don't take these towels to the beach). Leading up from this terrace, steps bring you to a large shaded area covered by an extensive pergola where you will find the outdoor kitchen (with both stone and portable BBQ's), dining table and chairs. The views from here are far reaching down towards Almirida. In the evening the garden benefits from sympathetic lighting.

New in Sept 21 - a large, shady outdoor seating area adjacent to the pool furnished with a rattan sofa, 2 chairs and a glass topped coffee table.


The owners do not accept bookings from families with children aged under 5 years. 

Internet Access

Unlimited download via a fixed telephone line.

More Information

Use the different tabs to view the villa's features and amenities, actual location and distances to the nearest beach, shop and taverna. The prices tab contains details of the weekly rate together with discount information and additional charges where applicable. You can check "LIVE" up to date, availability using the availability tab which will also confirm the price for your selected dates ***. If you want to book you can then follow the online prompts. Also see https://www.crete-escapes.com/booking

*** In some cases relating to the low occupancy discount, the price may need adjusting by us. Please see the note on this page for more details https://www.crete-escapes.com/about-our-discounts

Holiday Rental Licence

EOT Ministry of Tourism - Crete EscapesVilla Stella Donna is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number 1042K92003198101

Stella Donna (92)



Villa size


Plot size


Gated Plot




Air conditioning

Yes (bedrooms)

Mosquito screens

Yes (all windows and doors)

Ceiling fans


Safety deposit box



Yes (in each bedroom)

Complimentary toiletries


Wifi internet access

Yes (unlimited via a fixed telephone line)

Phone for emergency use and incoming calls



Yes (request at time of booking - FOC)

High Chair

Yes (request at time of booking - FOC)

Sofa Bed

Yes (request at time of booking - see prices tab)

Z bed


All bed/bath linen/towels

Yes (except cot linen)

Cot linen


Beach/pool towels

Yes (for pool use only)

Central heating


Maid service and linen/towel change

Yes (see prices tab for more details)

Welcome pack on arrival


Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms

Single rooms


Twin rooms

Yes (x 1 - ground floor)

Double / King rooms

Yes (x 1 - ground floor - king size)



Bath/shower rooms

Yes (x 2 - one on each floor)



Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment

Full cooker/oven/grill










Larder fridge




Coffee maker

Yes (filter type)



Electric juicer


Electric blender


Washing machine


Tumble dryer


Iron & ironing board



Yes (32” LED widescreen TV ­ with satellite reception (not Sky) with Netflix)

DVD player

Yes (with DVD's)

CD player

Yes (with CD's)

Media system

Yes (including PS3 and library of PS3 games)

ipod docking station



Private Pool

Yes (36m2 - 9m x 4m. Depth - 0.9m - 1.6m. Access via roman steps. Pool shower)

Shared Pool


Sun loungers

Yes (x 6)

Sun umbrellas

Yes (x 3)

Garden chairs


Garden tables


Outdoor preparation area

Yes (including sink with tap (cold water only), hob, fridge & kettle)


Yes (x 2 - built in stone type with manual spit and portable Weber type)

Pizza oven



Yes (around the BBQ area)




Mountain bike with helmet

Yes (x 2)

Walking pole

Selection of games and books

Yes (x 4)






Local Info

Chania airport -­ 40 mins drive.  Heraklion airport - 1 hour and 45 mins drive.

Nearest BeachesAlmyrida­ - 14 mins drive.  Kalives - 13 mins drive.

Nearest Taverna & Shop - Douliana - 3 mins walk.

NB; all times are approximate and based on average driving and walking speeds. Some walking and/or driving may be on unlit and unmade track roads. Please refer to the map tab to view satellite images of the area.



10% of total rent

Pricing Notes

Prices quoted are in gbp sterling, per week, for up to 4 people occupying the villa and are not per person. The villa can sleep up to 5 with 1 person using the sofa bed; use of the sofa bed is charged at the rate of £10 per night.

Alternative length of stays of more than 7 nights are accepted and are charged pro rata.

Prices include air- conditioning, welcome pack, all linen/towels, including  beach/pool towels, complimentary toiletries and maid service with linen/towel change. 

Maid service with linen/towel change** - 1 week stays - end of let clean and 2 week stays -  at the end of week 1 + end of let clean. For stays that do not fall into a 7 or 14 night pattern eg; 10 nights, this service will be provided mid-stay ie; approx after 5 nights.

**except beach/pool towels which are only changed at the end of let however they can be washed using the laundry facilities in the villa during your stay.

There are NO hidden extras.

Please note: the owners do not accept bookings from groups with children under aged 5 years.  The owners do not accept responsibility for anyone using the mountain bikes, helmets or walking poles which are made available in good faith and are to be used at your own risk.

Options & Extras

  • Sofa Bed: £10 per night

Low Occupancy Discounts

A low occupancy discount for a single couple (use of 1 bedroom), of 10%,  is available at this villa except  for July and August dates.

Not allowed on late availability or special offer prices.

Loyalty Discounts

If you are a returning client and this is your 3rd (or more) consecutive booking with Crete Escapes or your 2nd separate booking in one season, you will qualify for our loyalty discount. Please quote voucher code LOYALTY2.5 when asked to do so during the online booking process or let us know when you contact us. Your reduction of 2.5% will then be deducted from the total price.

Short Breaks

Short breaks are normally only available for a minimum of 5 nights and will be charged at the 7 nightly rate unless otherwise advertised.  However, if the number of available days between existing bookings is less than 7 nights we may be able to accept bookings at a reduced rate subject to the owners agreement.

Short breaks are allowed within 3 days of arrival.



Booking Information

Change-over days are totally flexible but are subject to existing bookings taken either side. If a booking means that the owner would be left with too many "void" days we might not be able to accept it. If this is the case we will contact you without delay to discuss alternatives.

Payment can be made by bank transfer to our sterling account or by debit or credit card (Mastercard or Visa) only.

Our travel information provides details of how to get to Crete including flights to both Chania and Heraklion airports.

If you want to book, please use the availability chart above to check your dates, you can then either book on-line, email enquiries@crete-escapes.com or call us on 0330 111 0061.

Please note: although the calendars show live availability and you can book on-line, please note that your booking is not confirmed until we have issued a confirmation of booking. You may prefer not to book your flights until we have confirmed the booking.

Low occupancy discounts - unfortunately the online booking system automatically calculates the single couples discount based on the number of people entered onto the booking form and the start day of your rental. There are 2 problems with this:-

a) If you are 2 people but not a single couple the system will have automatically calculated a discount when it is not due. Please make use of the "additional notes" box on the booking form to tell us and we will adjust the price accordingly before we confirm your booking.

b) If your rental overlaps from a discounted period to a non-discounted one (or vice versa), the discount calculated will be wrong. In these cases we have to make the adjustment manually. You can still book on-line but we will need to change the price on receipt of your booking request. If the price increases we will contact you to confirm the new price before we confirm your booking and take your deposit.

Please don't let either of these issues put you off making a booking. The discounts are genuine and our villa owners welcome couples out of high season. We just can't fine tune the booking system to account for these 2 circumstances - sorry.




We have had a wonderful stay in Douliana. The panoramic views of the mountains and mediterranean have been absolutely resplendent, especially in the morning. We have particularly enjoyed the presence of our company in the foem of sheep, birds and of course, cats. We absolutely recommend Kalives for the beach and supermarket, SYNKA. Almyrida also has many splendid beachfront restaurants and is only a 15 eur taxi ride with Almyrida Taxis if you want to enjoy a drink! Thank you so much for our much needed break in this sublime location. We wish we could stay for longer - September 2023. 

We've had the most wonderful relaxing stay at Villa Stella Donna. What a beautiful place, we are going to miss it so much. We've loved the views, the birds, the hens and goats, our resident swallows and regular feline visitors. Stepping out of our bedroom and into the pool every morning has been such a luxury. Thank you for the most restful and lovely stay - September 2023. 

This is our fifth holiday in Crete - we love the mountains, countryside and delicious food, as well as the relaxed friendly vibe. The views from this villa surpass all others and it has been wonderful to relax with a good book, sitting at the balcony table and watching the light on the mountains forever changing. We have also loved the depth of green, surprised to see so many trees and a peak of the sea on the right. The outside spaces are wonderful  and we have loved our dips in the pool to cool down. Thank you for our stay in this beautiful villa - September 2023.   

We got back at the weekend after two idyllic weeks in Crete, the last 10 days of which we spent at Villa Stella Donna. What a wonderful secluded spot, yet still with proximity to Douliana with its two tavernas. Absolutely wonderful. The villa is amazing! Unfortunately some bad weather meant we weren’t able to take advantage of all it had to offer, but we still had the most relaxing and restful time. Many thanks again to you and the owners and ma