Set high on a hill overlooking the sea from the covered patio, and the mountains behind. The house is compact, but perfect for two people. It is well equipped and had everything we needed for our month long stay. There is a great beach in Agia Fotia, which is less than a kilometer away, and many other well organized beaches nearby. You definitely need a car to fully explore the area! Speaking of which, there is parking right next to the house... and also a very steep road to get up to it (totally worth it for the views!) Only real negative we had was that there’s just one air conditioning unit in the living room, so the bedroom was a bit warm. We bought a fan and that solved the problem. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a private, relaxed vacation; we’d stay here if we’re in the area again.
It may be a bit off the beaten track, but if you wish to get to know the real Crete you could do no better than staying in Mirsini. The people are friendly, the views are amazing, the owner was helpful and responsive, and the old pomegranate house is centrally located for exploring the eastern half of the island. We were there for almost a month and definitely would go back. Just in case I wasn’t clear: we had a great time here!! I highly recommend it.