We stayed for one week in May, 2016 at Villa Maria. The villa is situated high in the mountains within a very peaceful and quiet location, with excellent views over the surrounding countryside. The house is very well equipped with well stocked kitchen, plenty of storage space and air con in the bedrooms. The pool and gardens are the best feature, extremely beautiful and well kept.....with covered eating spaces and a grill for outside cooking. There is a washing machine which is useful. The TV only has one English news channel, but there is a DVD player so I would recommend taking some DVDs with you. There is a also a PlayStation 3 with a few games. A car is definitely required, we used Anna car rentals, we find their service to be excellent. It is around 40 minutes drive to Chania and Rethymnon...but there is a beach within a 10 minute drive and some excellent local tavernas in the village Vrysses, which is only 5 minutes away. We enjoyed the villa so much we have already booked to return next year. I would highly recommend if you are looking for good quality accommodation and a remote, private location which offers good peace and quiet.