A selection of comments from our guests:


"Villa Karin, it is a very good place to be. We spend or holiday with one family. Villa Karin, a place for relax, for rest and for happiness!
Thank you for your hospitality. (Guestbook)

August 2021"

FROM THE OWNER: Because of the pandemic, Villa Karin was closed the entire 2020 season. We opened up again in August 2021 with a new manager: HelloCrete. The first guests gave our manager full score on Airbnb.😊


  “Fantastic and amazing

A wonderful retreat to peace and quiet in style and luxury and in amazing surroundings. We felt extremely well looked after and cared for by Randi who was ever so available and helpful. The location and the house are just amazing. It is very quiet and tranquil. We had a great holiday and could relax and unwind around the house, with easy access to great local food, the sea, and lots of sun. Highly recommended.(5* HomeAway)
September 2019”


“Great overall experience

The house is beautifully located, with great views of the sea and the mountains. Stand alone, but also close to the beach, supermarkets and restaurants. The kids loved the pool. Try out the Tavernas in Kournas. Thank you, we had great holidays.(5* HomeAway)

August 2019”


 " We arrived at Villa Karin in the dark but could see what a beautiful place we were staying in. However, the wow! Moment was waking the next morning and really taking in the amazing setting and views. What stunning gardens and scenery!                                                                                 
Great fun at lake Kournas taking out pedaloes and swimming. We walked up to the lake through the olive groves - lovely walk but we were ready for the pool when we returned. Could write so much more but time to leave! Just last thing to say.... we had an amazing time. Thank you!

August 2019

 Stunning Villa and setting!

It is impossible to say anything negative about this beautiful place! Situated in a quiet, private spot with the most beautiful views, yet only a few minutes drive to shops, tavernas, beach etc.Very well equipped and easy to contact the owners if necessary...they were very helpful about places to visit etc.

Beautiful pool area and gardens too! We would definitely love a return visit and more time to explore beautiful Crete! (5* HomeAway)

August 2019”


Dessverre er ferien vår slutt i morgen, vi har storkost oss i huset deres. Alt har fungert utmerket. Herlig hus, basseng og ikke minst vakker utsikt. Dessuten har vi sett mye av vestlige Kreta inkl Knossos, takk for gode tips.
Goongle translate: Hi Unfortunately, our holiday is over tomorrow. We have enjoyed your house very much. Everything worked out great. Lovely house, pool and not at least beautiful views. Besides, we have seen a lot of western Crete including Knossos, thanks for good advice.
July 2019”

Vi har vært på denne fantastiske plassen to ganger, og vi stortrives! Med tre barn er denne villaen helt perfekt for både lek i basseng og hage, samt utflukter i nærheten. Det er kort vei til nydelig strand og sentralt plassert for besøk til både Chania og Rethymnon og andre små landsbyer.
Villaen ligger nydelig til, veldig privat og stille og med en storslått utsikt.
Huset inneholder alt man trenger for et avslappende opphold, og gir en følelse av luksus. Anbefales fra både store for en en ferie der man ønsker smaken av det greske!(5* Google)

Google translate:We've been to this amazing place twice, and we're thrilled! With three children this villa is perfect for both pool and garden play, as well as nearby excursions. It is a short way to a beautiful beach and centrally located for visits to both Chania and Rethymnon and other small villages.The villa is beautifully situated, very private and quiet with a magnificent view. The house contains everything you need for a relaxing stay and gives a sense of luxury. Recommended for a holiday where you want the taste of the Greek! (5* Google)

June 2019”


"Fantastisk flott feriebolig som inneholder absolutt alt man kunne ønske seg. Passer for alle og det er god plass til 8 voksne. Store romslige soverom med gode senger og aircondition. Idyllisk flislagt uteområde og basseng samt frukthage. Gode solsenger og flotte hagemøbler. Vi kommer garantert tilbake og kan absolutt anbefale denne fantastiske ferieboligen. (10* Finn.no)

Google translate: Fantastic holiday home that contains absolutely everything you could want. Suitable for everyone and there is ample space for 8 adults. Large spacious bedroom with good beds and air conditioning. Idyllic tiled outdoor area and pool as well as orchard. Good sun loungers and great garden furniture. We will definitely be back and can definitely recommend this wonderful holiday home(10* Finn.no)

June 2019"


"Very nice property and lovely location 

We had a lovely stay at the villa, the villa had everything we needed and was well equipped. Our daughter lives in Crete and we visit every year, we have stayed in a number of villas around this area and this is the best one to date and we will definitely stay again.                 (5* HomeAway)          

September 2018 " 


"Beautiful villa, ideally situated between Rethymnon and Chania

Quiet setting on the hills but yet close to the beaches between Georgioupolis and Kavros.

Owners are very kind and attentive. Regularly checking with us if everything was OK.

The house has everything you need for a self catering holiday. and all equipment is functional. Recommend the Terra Cotta shop in the village of Kournas for olive oil and ceramics.                 (5* HomeAway)

August / September 2018"


"Vi har hatt to flotte uker i denne fantastiske villaen fra 28.7-11.8.18.

Alt hva hva angår selve bestillingen fungerte godt. Eierne var veldig serviceinnstilt og vi fikk all den informasjonen vi trengte.

Basert på bildene på Finn.no hadde vi store forventninger. Disse ble innfridd og vel så det. Fantastisk beliggenhet og utsikt! Du får en følelse av å bo utenfor turistløypa, med sauer og koselige Kournas Village som nærmeste nabo. Samtidig er det bare ca 4 km til flotte strender og et mer typisk turistområde.

For oss var Villa Karin et godt utgangspunkt for bilturer til ulike steder på øya. Vi fikk med oss Spinalonga, Knossos og flere turer til strender på sydsiden av øya. Men det var og flott bare å være ved og i området rundt villaen. Selv hadde jeg daglige joggeturer på grusveiene i området. Kjekk måte å bli litt kjent med nærområdet på. Alt i alt: Kan anbefales på det varmeste!(FB)

Google translate: 

We have had two wonderful weeks in this fantastic villa from 28.7-11.8.18. Everything about the order itself worked well. The owners were very service minded and we got all the information we needed.

Based on the pictures on Finn.no, we had great expectations. These were honored and well so. Fantastic location and views! You get the feeling of staying outside the tourist trail, with sheep and cozy Kournas Village as the closest neighbor. At the same time it is only about 4 km to great beaches and a more typical tourist area.

For us, Villa Karin was a good starting point for car trips to various places on the island. We got with us Spinalonga, Knossos and several trips to beaches on the south side of the island. But it was and great just to be by and in the area around the villa. I even had daily jogs on the gravel roads in the area. Handsome way to get to know the surrounding area. All in all: Highly recommended! (FB)

August 2018"


Nå er vi vel hjemme igjen etter å ha hatt to svært fine ferieuker i Villa Karin. Det er flere grunner til at ferien ble så vellykket og sentralt i dette står, naturligvis, selve Villa Karin. Husets utformning og hagen gjorde at vi nærmest umiddelbart fant oss mentalt og praktisk til rette slik at dette ble vårt "home away from home". Videre beliggenheten - fredelig for seg selv i et naturskjønt, "sterkt" landskap, med samtidig med muligheter for raskt å nå ut, når vi ønsket det. Vi har tilstrebet å bo i deres hjem på en skånsom måte og håpet at vi har lykkes med det.(mottatt på e-post)
Google translate: "Thanks. Now we are back home after having had two very nice holiday weeks in Villa Karin. There are several reasons why the holiday was so successful and central to this, of course, the Villa Karin itself. The house's design and garden made us almost instantly find ourselves mentally and practically ready so that this became our "home away from home". Furthermore, its location - peaceful for itself in a scenic, "strong" landscape, with the ability to quickly reach out when we wanted it. We have been striving to stay in their home in a gentle way and hoped that we have succeeded in it (received by email)
August 2018”
“Fantastisk beliggenhet med turmuligheter rett utenfor døren. Huset var akkurat sånn det fremkommer av bildene. Stor fordel at alle soverom hadde egne bad. Sist men ikke minst; veldig behagelige senger.(10* Finn.no)
Google translate: “Fantastic location with hiking opportunities right outside the door. The house was exactly as it appears from the pictures. Great advantage that all bedrooms had their own bathrooms. Last but not least; very comfortable beds. (10 * Finn.no)
July 2018”

“Vi har hatt 2 herlige uker her og trivdes veldig godt. Været har vært enestående. Vi har hatt fine utflukter til bl.a. Chania, Rehythmon og Heraklion og kost oss med mye god mat på diverse tavernaer og restauranter. Det er et flott supermarked (per norsk definisjon) i Rehythmon som heter AB Supermarked. Mye bedre enn Lidl. Vi anbefaler også tavernaen Georgia's, som ligger i nærheten av Lake Kournas. Dagens treningsøkt har vært ned til Kournas og opp igjen. Denne turen er ca 9,5 km. En littkortere tur på ca. 6,5 km, men finere, er tur-retur Lake Kournas fra villaen på oppmerket skogsvei. Takk for oss! (5* FB)

Google translate: 

We have had 2 wonderful weeks here and enjoyed it very well. The weather has been outstanding. We have had nice excursions to eg. Chania, Rehythmon and Heraklion and enjoyed a lot of good food at various taverns and restaurants.There is a great supermarket (per Norwegian definition) in Rehythmon called AB Supermarked. Much better than Lidl. We also recommend the Georgia's tavern, which is near Lake Kournas. Today's workout has been down to Kournas and up again. This trip is about 9.5 km. A slightly shorter trip of approx. 6.5 km, but finer, is the return trip to Lake Kournas from the villa on the marked forest road. Thank you for having us! (5 * FB)

July 2018”


“Flott villa med kjempefin beliggenhet! Kan virkelig anbefale et opphold på Villa Karin. Norske eiere/utleier som er veldig behjelpelig og yter god service.(5* FB)

Google translate: "Great villa with fantastic location! Can really recommend a stay at Villa Karin. Norwegian owners / landlord who are very helpful and provide good service. (5 * FB)

June 2018”


“Utmerket villa, kan anbefales. Flott beliggenhet, nydelig hage med blomster og frukt.Hadde to fine uker der.(5* FB)

Google translate: 

Excellent villa, can be recommended. Great location, lovely garden with flowers and fruit.Had two nice weeks there (5 * FB)

June 2018 ” 


“Everything about Villa Karin was perfect.

This is a perfect villa for a family in a very quiet location but only a short drive to good restaurants and the scenery around this part of Crete(5* HomeAway)

June  2018”


" The most beautiful, stunning setting amongst olive groves and mountains and views of the sea. Fantastic villa, immaculate clean and well equipped. All together we enjoyed our stay at villa Karin and would stay here again. Highly recommended. (5* Google)                                           

May 2017 "



" This is our last day in Crete and we wanted to let you know what a great fortnight we have had here, made all the more memorable by the delightful Villa Karin and its position in the unspoilt foothills of the white mountains.

September 2016 "


" We've had a fantastic time here. The villa is lovely and very well equipped. Very beautiful particularly in the evening and appreciated the garden with all its flowers. We had many good outings too. Thank you very much for your wonderful house.

August 2016 "


" Sunny week, some wind, but not too hot. Most of the time has been spent on the beach, by the pool or down in Georgioupolis. Thanks for a lovely stay in a super place.

July 2016 "


" The villa and its facilities were marvellous, we had a wonderful 10 days with our only regret being that we didn't extend it to 14 days! The view from the villa was excellent, the tranquility very welcome as was the breeze that came up from the valley in the mornings and evenings. We have a great time swimming in all manner of environments, mostly the pool but also Kournas Lake and at the beach. As a family we had a great time in the pool playing games and having fun together. Lovely location, fantastic villa.

July 2016 "


" Thanks for a wonderful week at Villa Karin. The scenery is amazing and we have loved to sit by the pool looking towards the sea and the mountains, listening to the sheep, feeling the warmth of the sun and looking at the stars at night. We would recommend the taverna in Kournas village called " Kanakaki Maria"  great food and nice people. Thanks again for a great vacation - this villa  its views, great pool and peacefulness has been just what we needed.

July 2016 "


" Lovely home with amazing pool and outside eating area. We practically lived in the pool. Also enjoyed the DVD library. Thank you Villa Karin for the lovely stay.

August 2015 "


" Enjoyed our stay. The villa was very comfortable and the situation beautiful. We would recommend the local taverna " Kali Kardia"  in Kournas village - they were very welcoming and the food was great. We had a trip to Knossos - easily found. Enjoy.

June 2015 "


" We spent 3 wonderful, relaxing weeks here with Villa Karin as our base. It's a fabulous, peaceful, rural retreat yet within easy reach of the coast and with lovely mountain scenery too. It was exceptionally equipped for self catering and we loved all the different terraces. Like others we thought Valentino's in Georgioupolis was a lovely place to eat, and we also liked a taverna just up from the lake which had good views across Lake Kournas. All in all we had a great holiday and would thoroughly recommend Villa Karin to others.

October 2014 "


" Villa Karin is a beautiful villa with a lovely pool, fabulous views down to the sea and gorgeous flowers. We watched the the local farmer controlling his sheeps, without a dog, every morning and collecting honey from the hives on the hillside. 

September 2014 "


" A wonderful start to our honeymoon in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of Villa Karin. We have enjoyed relaxing by the pool and visiting Lake Kournas, Georgioupolis where we spent a few evenings and Rethymnon. We recommend Valentino's taverna in Georgioupolis. A fantastic holiday in a beautiful villa to which we would definitely return.

August 2014 "


" We had a great time at villa which is in a quiet setting with a beautiful view. The villa is very spacious and well equipped, especially for self catering. The pool area was well furnished with plenty of chairs and loungers. We thought the location was very good too as you can get to the beaches  which are just a short car ride away. Found a good taverna in Kournas. Overall our family of 5 really enjoyed our stay at Villa Karin.

August 2014 "


" A beautiful villa in a beautiful location; equipped with everything you could possibly need. Such lovely views and tranquility, and perfect for a relaxing holiday. Many thanks for the opportunity to enjoy such a lovely holiday

July 2014 " - Our very first guest.