We had a big group of nine family members (all adults) at Villa Elvina in early October. We actually we're expecting ten, but one family member was unable to make it at the last minute. However, I think that nine was the perfect number for the house, and everyone had a comfortable bed. Others have already described the beauty of the location, the attractive house and amenities, and the attentiveness and hospitality of the owners, so there's nothing more that I can add other than concurring with their comments. The house is located very close to Chania, which has an airport with flights to Athens. Use this airport if you can - the drive from the airport in Heraklion is close to three hours. We found that we could combine a restful seven days with plenty of things to do on the western end of Crete. There are good tavernas within walking distance of the house and a larger town with ATMs, grocery stores, and bakeries a short distance away (Kissamos). Don't miss the nearby winery, the nice beaches on the southwest corner of Crete; and the many interesting hill towns. October was a great time to visit. The tourist season crowds are gone, the weather is warm during the day and very comfortable at night, and the sea temp was perfect. We ended our stay with home-made pizzas using the brick oven on the back patio. It was a very memorable vacation.