We rented the ground floor of the Karades house for a family of 5. We pooled the kids (10, 8 and 5) all together in one bedroom. From the terrace overlooking the sea, we had dramatic sunset over Paros Island. It is well shaded and spacious, very appealing with the long chairs provided.
You can walk (3 min) to the beach below the house for a first morning bath before the breakfast. This beach is lovely with shallow water and almost private (only few guests from villa paradise), in the morning you can also find some shade.
Dimitrios and his family are the loveliest owner we ever met. They were providing us we plenty of fruit, vegetable, eggs, etc. from their garden. They were also doing our laundry upon request and gave us good tips to visit Naxos.
The location of the house is perfect; I could use one of their mountain bikes to ride within 5 minutes to Mikri Viglia north beach (Parthena) with my kitesurf equipment for great kitesurfing, while my wife used the car (5 min) to go at the south beach, harbored from the north wind (Meltem) and perfect for the kids. I could go back and forth from the kitesurf spot to the south beach enjoying the excellent food at Mikri Viglia Taverna (on the beach) and playing with the kids...the best setting for a fair kitesurf/family vacation.
The car is a must if you want to explore other beaches and the mountains, as well if you wanna to Hora (Naxos town) or even to Plaka for the dinner.
Although we did not use the kitchen a lot (Plenty of good taverns around), it is well equipped and the house was spotless.
The house can stay rather cool if the shutters are closed during the day.
When it is not windy at dusk the mosquitos can be a bit annoying, but we were provided with smoking spirals and even a mosquito net to hang on the bed.
If I have to finds one little think that can be improved is the pillows, indeed they are rough for your neck...but this is just to be nitpicked in such a wonderful place.
We warmly recommend this place to anybody ...only if you are not going the same period as us, because we will certainly come back.