This is a beautiful historic traditional home so you must be prepared for rustic/basic accommodations. We loved this house and had an amazing experience with breakfast on the balcony each morning looking at the bay. My teenagers referred to it as the hobbit house due to all the stone and rounded doors but we all enjoyed this vacation. I cannot say enough about the view; it is perfect and beautiful. Across the street/path from the Villa is the BeeRaki Pub and The Hope Restaurant where we spent almost every night. You will love meeting these wonderful people. This area is perfectly safe and all of the neighbors are amazingly friendly. The location is within an easy walk of the beaches, shops, and Elounda square. I must also note that Vaggelis Perakis does an excellent job with this home and responds immediately to any concern or inquiry. He is friendly and kind and we enjoyed meeting him. Stella appears everyday to clean and straighten and is as sweet as she can be. This was such an enjoyable rustic experience in one of the oldest homes in Western Crete. We loved it!