My family (2 adults & 2 kids, ages 7 and 9) & I stayed in this house for 2 weeks at the end of April 2014. It was exactly as shown in the pictures; as a matter of fact, it's hard to convey the effect of the spectacular panorama that you get from the patio. What a pleasure to wake up to every morning. The location is a small, sparsely-populated mountain village with friendly people (and lots of cats & sheep). The nearest large town, Plakias, is a tourist resort with a wide array of restaurants and grocery stores; it also has a butcher & a bakery, and, of course, an assortment of beaches. There's lots of rambling to be done from the house - including to the famous Prevali monastery, 1.5 kms over the mountain; and a spectacular panorama from the church on the highest peak right behind the village, about 1400' up. Our little girl took joy in doing a "patrol" of the village streets every morning after she got up. The owner of the house is Adonis, a friendly guy who also, as it happens, owns a tourist agency in town - so he has lots of info, if you need it. He put a lot of time & money into restoring his old family homstead, and he obviously cares about it very much. Many major sights are within a 90 min drive, including Chania, Iraklio, the ferries at Chora Sfakion, Phaestos, and Gortys, just to name a few. Our only (very minor) complaint is that the heat was turned off, and the odd night it was chilly, especially in the bottom floor kitchen - but we were there early in the season. This is the place for you if you want to have a genuine Cretan experience at your own pace & on your own terms, in spectacular surroundings that give you a taste of the flow & ebb of daily life. We had a wonderful time, and would recommend this place to anyone.