£44 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Guest Suite: Villa Karydia in Mourne, near Spili, Crete – Home 9450289 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Guest Suite: Villa Karydia in Mourne, near Spili, Crete – Home 9450289

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The area is within a short drive of 15 glorious beaches and there are mountains and gorges and the Amari Valley to explore. The Minoan palace of Phaestos is not far and the lively resorts of Plakias and Agia Galini and the historic city of Rethymnon are each about half an hour away.

Villa Karydia is a fully-restored stone villa on the edge of Mourne. The village is traditional and has a lively kafenion and a few kassanis (raki makers). It is a small farming community but there are also a dozen foreign-owned houses. 4 km down the hill is the lively town of Spili, where there are bars and tavernas.

We have created a lovely guest suite with independent, secure access. The suite comprises two bedrooms, a shower room with basin and toilet and a private roof terrace with country and mountain views. Bedroom 1, which is air-conditioned, has a double sleigh bed and Bedroom 2 has two single beds which can also be a sofa (one slides underneath the other) or a king size bed (they can be bound together). There are facilities for preparing and storing snacks and light meals.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

You will need a car. There are bus services from Spili and coach or boat trips from Plakias or Agia Galini but a car is really essential to get the most out of your visit to this part of Crete.

Interaction with guest

I am Kevin, a newly-retired Englishman. I've owned Villa Karydia since 1994 (when it was a total ruin) and I now live here from April to October or so. Either myself or local friend Gina will be here to greet you (unless otherwise arranged). The suite gives you privacy and I will, of course, respect that so, if you prefer to keep to yourselves, that's absolutely fine. I will be on hand for emergencies and, if you wish, do join me for a glass of wine or two and I'll be happy to share my knowledge of the area. I speak a little French and German and a shamefully small amount of Greek!


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

There are currently three cats in the main house (not your suite) so our guests need to be comfortable with that. Sadly, it also means that we cannot welcome other pets.
Smoking is permitted on the roof terrace but not inside the house, please.
No loud music or outdoor parties after 11.30 pm please.
Loo paper and other disposal items in the bins and not in the loo please.
Children are welcome but parents need to be aware that the house is not ideal for smaller children.


About the owner

Kevin W.
Calendar updated:
23 Feb 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 May 2018. Located in Agios Vasileios Municipality, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £269.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Feb 2020.


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Guest reviews

4 reviews

Very Good

“A great holiday”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Crete and were really pleased to be staying at Villa Karydia, even though we arrived in the wee small hours. Kevin our host, offers a warm welcome, an excellent breakfast, very comfy beds, and lots of useful information of places to visit in the surrounding area. We enjoyed meeting folk who live locally in the village and getting to know Crete and it's history. The Villa is in a central location on the island, away from busy tourist hot spots, a hire car is essential, and you will experience the wonderful scenery on offer in the immediate are to Mourne. Thanks Kevin and all the best with the novel. Hope to see you again.

Owner's reply: Thanks for this kind review, Kevin and Jane, and for being excellent guests. Two weeks is a long time to share one’s house with strangers. Happily, you were strangers for only about five minutes and pretty much old friends by the time you left! I hope we’ll see each other again, too. I’ll keep your olive wood....

“Perfect Stay!”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2018

My wife and I stayed in Kevin’s beautiful home (Spring 2018) and loved every moment of our trip. Kevin was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the local area. He was more than happy to recomm… More

Owner's reply: Thanks, guys. It was a great pleasure having you here at Villa Karydia. You are welcome back anytime. The cats still miss you I think!

“Beautiful villa in a stunning location !”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2018

I stayed at Kevins villa with my 2 daughters and had a memorable holiday. The charming villa is in a quiet hillside village location with stunning views. The villa is equipped with everything you will… More

Owner's reply: Thanks, Steve. Much appreciated. Come back soon!

“Pretty village and lovely house”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2018

Kevins house is lovely! The facilities are first class, we found it a peacefull home, where we could unwind and look at the views of the mountains. Spili has some great tavernas and is only five mins … More

Owner's reply: Thanks for your kind remarks, David. I really enjoyed having you and Liz to stay and hope you can make it back in September or October.

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Kevin (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Kevin (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Kevin (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Kevin the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Kevin (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Kevin (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Kevin (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Kevin (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Kevin (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Kevin (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Kevin (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Kevin (the owner) a message.

If Kevin (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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