Reviews Villa Karga - Villa in Chania

based on 25 reviews
C. Guthaurg (Norway)
Fantastisk hus

Vi leide dette fantastiske huset på ferietur med 5 voksne, og 4 barn. Det var stor plass i huset. Alt av møbler, innbo, og utforming var moderne å i god kvalitet. Almyrida som er den lille "landsbyen" huset ligger i er veldig sjarmerende. Fine strender, god mat, og hyggelige mennesker. Vi anbefaler dette huset til de som ønsker en rolig, avslappende, og harmonisk ferie.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2019

Todd (United States)
Probably the best rental we've ever had

I've rented many times in different countries from VRBO, HomeAway, and other similar sites, as well as with travel agents, property managers and other third party organizations I can say without any hesitation that not only is Villa Karga one of the finest properties we've every rented, but it is unique in a category of being underrepresented in the photos and descriptions. Pictures cannot convey the true beauty of the location, or the luxury, cleanliness, and completeness of the accommodations. To further complete the exceptional nature of this property, add in the owner, and her on-site representative, and you have an experience that is unlikely to be duplicated. The communications before, during, and after the booking were wonderful. Roula (the local manager) met us at the property at 1 AM! on our arrival, and was constantly in communication with us by phone and txt during our stay, addressing any little things that we needed, or providing exceptional local knowledge to help us navigate the country and arrange for the best possible vacation. Maja, the owner went out of her way to send information about tours, locations, and enterprises that we might want to consider during the planning phases of our journey, and even though Roula was in constant contact with us, Maja checked in as well to make sure everything was ok. The property itself was spacious, and as previously noted furnished elegantly with all necessary accoutrements provided. The kitchen was very well stocked - of course all necessary implements were there, and a wide variety of appliances as well (great coffee maker, with coffee provided, Juicer!, etc) - but even spices, and paper + cleaning supplies were provided. The bedrooms all had extremely comfortable mattresses, with more pillows than could be used - plenty of closet space, with ample hangers, and soaps, shampoos, and lotions were stocked in every bathroom (each bedroom had its own bathroom plus extra bathroom downstairs); there were more towels than we could possible use, included specific blue full size ones for the pool - and 2 bathrobes were in every bathroom, with extras downstairs.. The pool area was incredible for relaxing at any time of day - plenty of comfortable sitting chairs and tables for al fresco dining, as well loungers for sunning. The views over the bay were breathtaking - dramatic sunsets, and gorgeous vistas out to the distant mountains. Don't even think twice - rent this!

Group  |  stayed in 5/2019

Lesley (United Kingdom)
Truly amazing

7 of our family including our 3 1/2 year old granddaughter have just spent a great 8 days holiday at Villa Karga. On arrival we were met by the villa manager who was great and really helpful throughout our stay. The villa was truly amazing, like arriving in a 5* hotel, spotless with every attention to detail and everything and more we could have wished for. It obviously has been designed to take advantage of its position on the hillside with stunning views overlooking the bay, the little town of Almyreda and the magnificent white mountains. I could not recommend enough this luxury villa, and write a lot more. The owner was also incredibly helpful, suggesting local taxi transfers, restaurants and arranging for a delightful evening of chefs coming to the villa to cook for us. A very memorable and happy holiday with the family.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2018

Bente (Norway)
Perfect house and location

Villa Karga is an amazing house and can be highly recommended! We were four sisters with spouses who stayed there for a week in September and we enjoyed every single day. The house offers large and beautiful rooms, bedrooms with private bathrooms, are delicately decorated and well equipped. There are also great facilities with ample space, a lovely pool and the terrace has lovely views. It is a short distance to the beautiful beach of Almyrida and various restaurants, and several hiking opportunities on foot and by car. We will be happy to return.

Group  |  stayed in 9/2018

My Hanh Tran (USA)
Villa Karga far exceeded our expectations

The beautifully maintained property is perfectly situated on a hill providing us with the most amazing views of the sea and sunset but also was conveniently close to the beach and good restaurants (5 minute walk). The house was so spacious that everyone was able to find privacy whenever needed. The well-equipped gym and steam room was an added bonus. We really needed another week there to be able to take full advantage of all that the property had to offer. Villa Karga staff provided a stellar service from the very beginning from booking and departure. They were in constant communication with us and was very helpful in providing us information on car rentals, local transportation options. They also did a wonderful job in decorating the property and coordinating a private chef and professional photographer for a special celebration. Crete is such a lovely island. Everyone we met in the town of Almyrida were so friendly. We definitely will return to Crete and Villa Karga again and recommend it to all our family and friends.

Group  |  stayed in 8/2018

Family King (USA)
...highly recommend this villa

We really enjoyed our stay in this villa! The villa had everything we needed. The kids had their own space to spread out and we never felt like we were cramped or on top of each other. The 7 bathrooms were fantastic too! The beds were extremely comfortable as well. The pool was clean and refreshing and we swam daily. It was nice to have our own pool attached to the villa. We all used the workout room and it was well equipped for our needs. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2018

Eivind (Norway)
Almyrida a hidden gem!

Villa Karga is situated 3 minutes from the beach with a grand view over the bay and Almyrida village. A fantastic pool area with sun all day and a grand sunset. We loved it here and will definitely come back another year. The house have everything you need and more for a perfect vacation.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 6/2018

Sabine (Germany)
It's indeed a luxury Villa

By far the best accomodation we ever had! It´s indeed a luxury villa - great interior, relaxing pool site and a nice view of the sunset. The cleaning is done twice a week by a professionell team. The beach, some shops and several restaurants are just a few minutes away (by foot). The communication was always perfect. Due to a cancelled flight we arrived late in the night but Maja arranged all the necessary groceries for us. Thank you so much again!

Group  |  stayed in 5/2018

Lucy (United Kingdom)
It was fabulous!

Our large family booked a week in both Villa Nova and Villa Karga to celebrate several birthdays. It was wonderful, so relaxing, with everything you needed to be self sufficient and in a glorious climate VERY close to the beach and village of Almyrida. It was great to have such excellent communication with the owners before the trip: being a nervous parent of a daughter with a severe nut allergy, I was really relieved to be able to have groceries at the villa on our arrival that I knew would be safe for my daughter to eat. The owners even checked out the local restaurants for us so we knew which ones would be able to easily accommodate us! Throughout our time there it was also great to know that we had a local contact in case we needed anything - Roula was really friendly and helpful. Everything is finished to a high standard and we loved the furniture - the interior (and exterior!) design is just fabulous. We went in late May and paid for the pools to be heated - a smart move which meant all of us used both pools a number of times every day and the kids loved it. I was sad to leave and will definitely be back at some point in the future.

Group  |  stayed in 5/2018

Travis (Seattle - USA)
...cannot say enough about our experience

We recently had a family and friend gathering for a week at Villa Karga in Almyrida, Crete. I cannot say enough about our experience. Everything was wonderful. The villa is beautiful and well designed. It has all of the amenities we wanted and more.. it even had a gym! The spaces are decorated in a style the reflects the rusticity of Crete mixed with a modern sleek Scandanavian influence. Each of the 4 our bedrooms were lovely and comfortable and offered views of either the sea or the pool. The bathrooms were spacious and modern. The kitchen was large and well appointed. Everything we needed was there. We had a chef come and prepare us dinner twice during our visit and it was a highlight of the week. One night the chef used the villa’s outdoor grill to prepare us delicious BBQ dinner. Cretan cuisine is wonderful and healthy. The pool is beautiful and offers views of the sea and mountains. The terrace is spacious and there is plenty of furniture for sunning, relaxing and dining outdoors. The location of the villa could not be better. It is only a 5 -8 minute walk to the beach and all of the cafes and tavernas overlooking the water. We easily picked up fresh croissants and baked goods for breakfast each morning. The Pear Tree grocery store had a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. There was a book with plenty of information at the villa about the area concerning activities, shops and suggestions for local restaurants. Roula, the villa manager, met us upon our arrival and explained the details of the villa - how things worked and where to locate different items. She was great. We had a wonderful week. I would highly recommend the Villa Karga. The only downside is that Crete is so far away from Seattle - otherwise we would come often since there is so much to see and do. Thanks

Group  |  stayed in 4/2018

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