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Joseph Villa
Crete, Chania, Georgioupolis, Kournas village
out of 5 from 27  reviews


Joseph Villa is built on a slope of a mountain offering a majestic view over Kournas Lake and the sea. The mountains are reflected into the lake creating a beautiful picture and when the sun falls behind them the view becomes breathtaking...You can spend many relaxing afternoons at the lake strolling, swimming, riding a pedalo or even eating or drinking a coffee at one of the restaurants with lake view. For more amenities the fishing village of Georgioupolis - the starting point of a long, sandy beach - is 6km away.

The 2000sq.m. garden of the villa is covered with colorful plants, olive trees and grass. Every part of the garden offers great view. The big, private pool has a children's area. There are sunbeds and parasols where you can relax enjoying the tranquility of the area and hearing the sounds of a rural village. There are two covered verandas both furnished with garden sets and offering sea/lake view. There is one more veranda facing the mountains.

Joseph Villa is a two floor building. The living area with the fireplace is furnished with a comfortable corner sofa and a traditional cretan sofa. An arch seperates the kitchen and the dining set from the living area. On this floor there are also a twin bedroom and a bathroom. Wooden stairs lead at the first floor that consists of one twin bedroom, one double bedroom, a bathroom and two verandas.


Floor area
  • 120 sq.m
  • ✓ 4 ring stove
  • ✓ oven
  • ✓ refrigerator
  • ✓ dishes & utensils
  • ✓ dishwasher
  • ✓ microwave
  • ✓ toaster
  • ✓ coffee maker
  • ✓ kettle
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 persons
  • bedroom 1: first floor, 1 double bed, closet, AC, balcony with sea/mountain view
  • bedroom 2: first floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, balcony with mountain view
  • bedroom 3: ground floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC
  • 2 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: first floor, toilet, hydromassage bathtub
  • bathroom 2: ground floor, toilet, shower
  • ✓ satellite TV
  • ✓ DVD player
  • ✓ radio - cd
General Info
  • ✓ linens
  • ✓ bath towels
  • ✓ baby cot
  • ✓ high chair
  • ✓ washing machine
  • ✓ iron/ironing board
  • ✓ hair-dryer
  • ✓ safe box
  • ✓ wi-fi internet access
  • ✓ alarm system
  • ✓ private parking
  • ✓ private garden
  • ✓ barbecue
  • ✓ outdoor dining set for 6
  • ✓ sun loungers
  • ✓ parasols
  • ✓ private
  • ✓ pool ladder
  • ✓ pool towels
  • ✓ surface: 40 sq.m.
  • ✓ depth: 0.5 m - 1.6 m
  • ✓ chilren's area (0.4 m)
Cleaning service
  • every 3/4 days (twice per week)
At a glance
  • bedrooms: 3bedrooms: 3
  • sleeps: 6sleeps: 6
  • bathrooms: 2bathrooms: 2
  • internet: Wi-Fiinternet: Wi-Fi
  • swimming pool: PRIVATEswimming pool: PRIVATE
Staff Comments
  • Nice location

    The villa is located in a peaceful area, 3min drive from Kournas Lake and less than 10min drive from Georgioupolis and the beach. Moreover, it is in the middle of the distance Chania-Rethymno, so an ideal starting point for the exploration of both prefectures.

  • The beautiful Kournas Lake...

    The lake of Kournas is the only freshwater lake of Crete. It is protected under the Natura 2000 program and many rear species find shelter there. On one side of the lake there are taverns and in front of them a sandy organized beach. A pedalo is a must, especially when the sun is falling down...

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  • chania: 41 kmchania: 41 km
  • chania airport: 50 kmchania airport: 50 km
  • heraklion airport: 106 kmheraklion airport: 106 km
  • restaurant: 1.4 kmrestaurant: 1.4 km
  • shops: 2.2 kmshops: 2.2 km
  • beach: 5.2 km (Kavros beach)beach: 5.2 km (Kavros beach)
EOT License: 1042K91002925601
Weekly rates
  • 09 Nov 20 - 20 Mar 21
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  • 21 Mar 21 - 16 Apr 21
  • 17 Apr 21 - 14 May 21
  • 15 May 21 - 18 Jun 21
  • 19 Jun 21 - 16 Jul 21
  • 17 Jul 21 - 20 Aug 21
  • 21 Aug 21 - 03 Sep 21
  • 04 Sep 21 - 17 Sep 21
  • 18 Sep 21 - 07 Nov 21
700€ - 1900€
Booking conditions
  • • 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The payment can be made either with credit card or by bank transfer.
  • • The balance can be paid either by bank transfer up to 20 days before check-in or in cash upon check-in; credit cards are not accepted.
Cancellation Policy
  • • If cancelled up to 90 days before check-in, no fee will be charged; we will refund you the deposit.
  • • If cancelled 89 - 60 days before check-in, 25% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • • If cancelled 59 - 30 days before check-in, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • • If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • • Payments are accepted only in euros.
  • • The above prices include all taxes and VAT, cleaning service and linens change twice per week and all the described facilities; there are no additional charges.
  • • The guests are responsible for any loss or damage caused to the property or its contents. Guests are required to report any damages to the owner and to bear the cost of repair or replacement.
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5 out of 5 from 27 reviews
  • Great View and a very friendly owner

    Period of Stay: Jun 2019
    The location of Kournas and especially Joseph Villa is great. Either the sea or supermarket are reachable within less than 10 minutes by car. The villa is clean and comfortable. The pool and the area around is - as the pictures show - awesome. We spent very nice holidays there in June 2019.
  • sehr schönes Haus

    Period of Stay: Jul 2018
    Wir (2 Kinder und 3 Erwachsene) verbrachten 2 Wochen in diesem sehr schönen Haus. Die Begrüssung durch den Inhaber war sehr herzlich. Uns empfingen ein gefüllter Kühlschrank und das wichtigste für den 1. Tag. So etwas haben wir noch in keinem Haus erlebt.

    Einmal in der Woche wurde das Haus geputzt und die Abfalleimer geleert.

    Das Haus liegt in den Bergen, die Aussicht über den Lake Kournas und das Meer ist wundervoll. Wir genossen viele Abende auf der Terrasse. Trotzdem ist man in nicht einmal 10 Minuten am Meer unten, eine perfekte Lage des Hauses.

    Das Haus hat in allen Schlafzimmern eine Klimaanlage. Der Pool ist super für eine Abkühlung nach einem heissen Tag. Es hat 6 Sonnenliegen um den Pool.

    Am Meer hat es einen etwa 20 Km langen Sandstrand, der Sand ist fein und für ins Meer flachabfallend. Perfekt für Familien mit Kindern. Obwohl wir in der Hochsaison dort waren, sprich Ende Juli – Anfangs August haben sich die Leute am Strand gut verteilt.

    Von Flughafen Heraklion hatten wir ca. 1.5 h Anfahrtsweg. Rehtymnon ist ca. 20 Minuten entfernt und bis nach Chania hatten wir etwa 50 Minuten.

    Wenn wir wieder einmal nach Kreta gehen, werden wir dieses Haus wieder buchen.

    Period of Stay: Jul 2018
    We yearn to be back at the Joseph Villa after spending a really wonderful week! The location, villa and especially the hospitality from Giannis made it truly special. We enjoyed many food goodies, thanks to our host and also fantastic sausages for the BBQ! Mmmmm.

    The gardens - WOW! you can tell it is a real passion of Giannis' with so much love and care being put into them. The pool was so inviting - especially to escape the hot temperatures!

    We had a very special vacation - thank you Giannis, Cleopatra and Joseph. It was a pleasure to meet this lovely family.

    Until we meet again.

    Jackie, David, Sarah, LIam and Youssef
  • Fantastic place

    Period of Stay: Jun 2018
    Fantastic villa in a brilliant location up the hill from Lake Kournas. Beautiful views and a lovely breeze when it got too hot. Giannis met us there with lots of supplies to get us going for the first day, including a very welcome cold beer. Great pool and really nice gardens. Perfect location for exploring the north coast, and an easy 50 minute drive from Chania airport. Excellent family-run restaurant 5 minutes away (Kavalos Taverna), plus lots of choice in Georgioupolis or Kavros. First time in Crete for us and we'll definitely be back. Thanks so much Giannis!
  • Overwhelming! fantastic holiday, we spent two weeks...

    Period of Stay: Jun 2018
    When we arrived at Joseph Villa the owner Giannis was there to give us a warm welcome, the fridge was well stacked with food and there were many sweets and fresh fruits for us.

    He was very kind and showed us the whole location. And, what could I say, the villa, the garden the surroundings at all and the view over Kournas lake and the beachfront of Kavros were outstanding and overwhelming. The pool was fantastic, every day- or night-time. To stay in the villa is so private and individual you would never get to know in a hotel with All-In.

    The villa was well equipped, all furniture and culinary implements you need are there. The only thing to criticize was the bathroom at ground floor. You could not take a shower without spatter the whole bathroom with water. So what? Doesn´t matter. We arranged showering in the bathroom upstairs, lovely.

    I would also like to thank chania rentals here in particular Mr. Artemis who was a competent and helpful employee. He made very good work in administration. We hired a car through chania rentals we only could recommended. it was a diesel car and there was plenty of room for four people and luggage.

    This holiday was our sixt stay at crete in the last 5 years. We normally stay in west crete, most times in Rethymno, because west crete has marvellous beaches and wonderful citys like Chania and Rethymno. So we could recommend you to visit Chania and Rethymno old town, go to Marathi Beach or Kalatas Beach at Akrotiri, visit Falasarna Mega Beach in the west or Elafonisis in the south west, go to Kissamos and further by ship to Balos Beach, wonderful, also you can go to the south, only a short turn from Rethymno to Plakias, Frangokastello, Moniprivelli, Damoni Beach, Skinaria Beach, Matala and so on.

    Here are some restaurants we would like to recommend you. near to the villa you can go to Kavalos with cretan traditional food, delicious. Also a good restaurant is locaated in Kavros and named Dionisos. The owner is a nice lady, Sofia, and she speeks a good german. In former times she stayed a long time in Germany. The curiosity is, that she will tell you, what you will eat!!! Very good dishes, entertaining and fabulous Raki.

    Finally, I would like to thank you once again Giannis for your hospitality, the Retsina, the local sausages and chicken for our BBQ. I hope we will meet again....
  • Quiet Comfortable Villa

    Period of Stay: Aug 2017
    An excellent villa and very friendly, kind and generous owner.

    Lovely pool, great view of the lake and sea, nearest shops and town 10 mins drive. Beach very crowded at Georgioupolis but head left to other side of harbour after 4pm and it's lovely, good restaurant there too. Don't be afraid to drive to south coast, 1 hour, empty sandy beaches, more windswept but around Frangokastello they're lovely. Walk the Imbros gorge and get taxi back, it's beautiful and our 6 year old had no problem, 8kms long. Head inland for monasteries, pottery, caves all are easy drives. Knossos about 1.5 hours and worth it.

    Rethmyno lovely to wander, eat around harbourside, try Knossos restaurant, family run for decades and tasty. Also head west to Falasarna for lovely beaches, again a 1.5 hour drive but worth it. Chania lovely town too, again wide choice of harbourside restaurants.

    Thanks to Yiannis for being so friendly and generous with fruit, wine and bbq bits, very much appreciated. Adam
  • Perfect holiday at Joseph

    Period of Stay: Jul 2017
    Joseph is a stunning villa, wonderfully maintained and equipped, lovely owner and beautiful location. We stayed for 2 weeks in august as a family of five and it was perfect for us and our kids (13, 11 & 8). The villa is as gorgeous as the pictures lead you to believe - it's truly stunning. We arrived to a well stocked fridge (which was very much appreciated) and additional gifts of local produce throughout our stay from the owner were well received. Lovely pool, cleaners came once a week, air con in the bedrooms, sheep bells clanging in the fields, sunsets every night, jaw dropping views...

    We hired a car via Chania rentals which we would recommend.

    The lake was lovely, cool sweat water with turtles and golden fish if you point your pedalo towards the far shore. There's a number of tavernas at the lake that were ok for lunch, but our best experiences were at Giorgia's and Kavalos.

    Local supermarkets at Kavros sell most of what you'd need - including BBQ charcoal (the only place we found it). There are beach front tavernas all the way along the beach, all with sun beds and umbrellas - Paradise beach was great - but if the wind is blowing (which it does) there are often red flags out that the lifeguards are keen to enforce. No problem, head towards Geogioupoli where it's slightly more sheltered - we could always get in the sea here and highly recommend Tropicana for great sun beds, beach service, pizzas and surf.

    Not much to complain about - a family of very friendly cats call the villa home - no problem for us but might be for some. Quite a few wasps by the pool but not like dippy UK wasps, these couldn't be less interested in us or our food. Noisy cicadas... All part of the rich tapestry of Greece.

    It's fab, we couldn't have asked for more.
  • Superb Villa and Views

    Period of Stay: Jun 2017
    Had an amazing 2 weeks again. Giannis the villa owner is the nicest villa owner we have ever met. The villa was fantastic. Very private even though it has a shared drive you would never know there was a villa next door. The views of the lake and sea were totally amazing. The photos really are as beautiful as it is. Easy reach to Chania, Rethymnon and Georgioupli by car. There are quite a few tavernas just a few kilometres drive and all of them served great We would have no hesitation returning or recommending this villa it was fabulous.
  • Wonderful holiday

    Period of Stay: Jun 2017
    We had a very relaxing and relaxing holiday in and because of Villa Joseph. Giannis is a very good host. We felt very comfortable from the first day. The garden is fantastic and with a lot of love laid out. The pool does what it should ;-) cool when it gets too warm. The cats have given the kids a lot of fun. We can only recommend the villa.
  • Absolutely Fabulous!

    Period of Stay: Jun 2017
    A fantastic villa in a perfect location! The views are amazing and we never tired of watching the sunset. The villa had everything you could want and more, and was immaculately clean and well kept inside and out.

    The only thing wrong with our whole stay was that it was far too short .....
  • Stay at Joseph Villa

    Period of Stay: Apr 2017
    What a fantastic stay!!, from the location with wonderful views of the mountains to one side and the Lake to the other side! This Villa had everything!! the pool was wonderfully refreshing in April!!, but it would be great in summer!. Giannis the owner was friendly, knowledgable and left us a great welcome hamper, and some gifts when we departed.

    All in all a great place to get away from it all, but still be close enough to the amenities of either the lake/nearby tavernas or the town of Georgiopolis nearby.

    Highly recommended..
  • Somptueux!

    Period of Stay: Apr 2017
    Je suis revenu une nouvelle fois dans cette Villa de Kournas avec des amis amoureux eux aussi de l'endroit : même émerveillement devant le paysage incroyable qui s'offre à la vue!

    Tout est parfait : la maison (très bien conçue), la piscine (piscine à débordement d'une propreté sans faille), le jardin qui est une merveille, en particulier au printemps ( tant par la beauté et la variété des fleurs et des arbustes que par la pelouse incroyablement entretenue)... Tout fait de ce lieu un havre de paix et de beauté... "Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté, Luxe, calme et volupté", écrivait si justement Baudelaire. La proximité de la montagne vierge et du troupeau de moutons offre un contraste inouï avec le raffinement de la maison et de son jardin.

    A tout cela il faut ajouter la présence des plus sympathiques et amicales du maître des lieux : Giannis que je veux une fois encore remercier pour toutes ses délicates attentions et féliciter pour avoir su créer un endroit de vie aussi magique et délicieux. Je ne peux me lasser de cet endroit unique au monde et j'y reviendrai encore et encore!

    Il me faut aussi féliciter l'agence "Chania Rentals" pour son professionnalisme, son efficacité et l'affabilité de son personnel : tout est parfait aussi bien pour la réservation de la villa que pour la location des voitures en excellent état.
  • Top Villa and super view!

    Period of Stay: May 2017
    A unbelievable sight over the bay and the owner was very helpfull. When we arrived they arranged a suprise, fruit, wine, beer and snacks. The swimmingpool was in top condition. The house was very clean and half the week there was a cleaning with new towels and lining. If we come back to Kreta we will come back in this house again.
  • Relax, relax, relax

    Period of Stay: Jun 2016
    We have just come back from a wonderful two weeks in Villa Joseph. The villa itself - is clean, well laid out with fantastic views of Lake Kournas and the sea. Outside - The gardens are beautiful with lovely flowers and green grass, and a fantastic swimming pool, and the childrens area was a welcome addition. The daily round up of the goats next door added to the charm of the locality.

    The hospitality of the owner Giannis made us feel so welcome without intruding on our privacy, with deliveries of fresh fruit and presents for our daughter. Lake Kournas itself is beautiful and serene- and there is lots to see and do in the area, or do as little as you like!

    if you want a holiday with a welcoming villa, amazing views, lovely tavernas down the road and every opportunity to relax then look no further. We will come back soon NB would also recommend the car hire service as the queues at the airport for other operators was at least an hour, whereas we were met at the gate.
  • Merveilleuse semaine de vacances

    Period of Stay: Sep 2015
    Nous avons passé une agréable semaine de vacances dans la confortable villa Joseph et avons particulièrement apprécié le cadre et la piscine, même si le temps n'a pas été aussi beau que nous l'aurions espéré.

    Un grand merci à Yannis pour son super accueil et sa générosité avec tous les produits qu'il nous a fourni (fruits, vin,huile d'olive...)

    Belles balades dans les environs: tour d'Argiroupoli, gorges d'Imbros, tour de Douliana, balade de Zorba à Stavros.

    Deux tavernes sympa pour diner bon et copieux: taverne Plateia à Giorgiopouliet la taverne au bord de la rivière à Vrysses.

    Une voiture est indispensable mais quelle tranquilité.

    Excellente adresse
  • Great

    Period of Stay: Sep 2015
    My wife and I decided to book this villa by the reviews and the photos on the website, we were not dissapointed in our choice. This is our sixth time to the area normally staying in nearby Georgioupolis but decided to rent this villa.

    The owner Yannis was there on our arrival and made us fell very welcome and a quick tour and explanation of various things before going on his way. We could not believe our luck with this lovely villa and its location, of course a lovely dip in the lovely sized pool was a must after being on the go since 4am. Also a dip in the pool is a must after breakfast before deciding what to do for the rest of the day , and there is plenty depending on how far you want to go near or far. One evening whilst sat having a bottle of wine on the verandah we saw what we thought was a cat drinking from the pool, to our surprise it turned out to be a badger( nothing to do with the wine).

    A bus can be caught fro Georgioupolis to Chania( a must ) or Rethymon( similar but smaller) if you do not want to drive, but really get out out there and explore. Lake Kournas is just a few minutes (Cretes only fresh water lake) drive away where you can hire pedallos and a few more tavernas.

    The villa is superb and well equipped and in need of nothing, also not too isolated as there are tavernas a couple of minutes drive away,plenty more are available in Georgioupolis a 12 minute drive from the villa. There is another villa on the same site but are private from each other.

    The views from the villa are superb with the towering hills behind you, the peace and quiet is occassionaly broken by the gentle sound of the bells from the sheep in a paddock a short distance away.

    During our stay the owner Yannis called in to see if all was ok and brought a little something for us which was a really nice gesture. Yannis was also there on the morning of our departure to see us off and what a warm send off it was.

    The big question is would we come back to this villa. You bet we will
  • Welcome to Paradise

    Period of Stay: Sep 2015
    We spend 10 wonderful days at the Villa Joseph.

    There is absolutely nothing would be negative at this Villa!!!
    Especially enjoyed we have the fantastic view, the heavenly rest and the nature. The evenings at the light up pool.........look at the stars-the crickets?(german= Grillen) chirping......the sheeps mäh, mäh.......and drink good wine-its just fabulous!

    Thanks again to the owner. We were soooooo pamper with small gifts and treats, food and wine.
    Thanks again to the Argentur Mr. Vlahakis Artemis, from the beginning to book, to rent a car- a verry nice and helpful support.

    The place Georgioupolis was also verry nice.There we have always and everywhere ate verry well.
    You should definitely explore the island,there is so much to see.The most beautiful is this wonderful nature and of course the countless idyllic coves and the sea.

    Crete and the people there- you have conquered our hearts!
    We will be back.......

    so, and sorry for my bad english, but I've given me trouble:-) :-) :-)

    < Für alle Deutschen sei noch gesagt: man muß nicht unbedingt perfekt englisch sprechen, viele sprechen auch deutsch. Die Gastfreundschaft mit der wir überall emfangen wurden, ist enorm.

    many greetings, see you again!!!!
  • Excellent

    Period of Stay: Jul 2015
    Went to Joseph villa with my wife and 2 kids for 2 weeks, and will be going back. Clean villa, secluded and quiet with a great owner. Jannis was welcoming, generous, there for you if you need him, but left you alone if you didnt. All good, loved it.
  • Villa Joseph

    Period of Stay: Oct 2014
    We were three generations: grandparents, daughter and son-in-law, and three children aged 6.5 years, 4 and 2.5. The villa was ideal for us, quiet, but close enough to the seaside town of Georgiopolous and within walking distance of several tavernas down the hill where we often ate and, a short drive from Kournas where we also ate royally. The shallow, sectioned off part of the pool was great for the two youngest children, and the garden and balconies were pleasant to sit out in. Our host visited to make sure all was well and made us feel at home. We would recommend this villa without reservation and found Charnia Rentals to be helpful and efficient. Thanks for a great holiday!
  • Fantastic views!

    Period of Stay: May 2014
    I did a lot of research before choosing Villa Joseph, reading the reviews and studying the pictures. What can I say! The pictures don't do it justice, the views are amazing, the villa is big and airy, the verandah perfect for evening meals. Fantastic place to stay.
    We were late arriving and it was pitch black so took a wrong turn. John/Yanis came to the rescue and we followed his car to the villa.
    In the morning what a surprise - breakfast to last the week, a bottle of chilled white wine, tea, biscuits, yoghurt and it didn't cost us a penny.
    Our week was spent quietly, eating in most nights but we did venture out for a couple of meals. The first Taverna down the hill was fine, the view over the lake as the sunset was divine. The second Taverna down the hill, again the food good and a view to die for.
    We took a pedalo out on the lake which can be recommended as a way to pass an hour, follow it with a huge ice cream sundae at the Taverna on the Lake edge.
    A trip into Rethymno to the old fort was well worth it, again the views lovely, just make sure you take the new road and not the old one. The old road takes 40mins of very windy roads the new road takes 15mins in a straight line! Chania old town by the harbour is a lovely place but very busy with lots of restaurants touting for business. Good for people watching!
    A great holiday. Can't thank Yanis/John enough for his care and attention. He brought us another bottle of wine mid week and then on the day we left brought olive oil, raki and biscuits for us. We enjoyed the pool, the gardens and the two feral cats who turned up everyday for food. The weather was perfect. The clear starry nights amazing.
    The only niggle we had, although it's down to taste is the bed was too hard for us. We quickly made is perfect by putting a spare quilt under the sheet! They were no stem wine glasses as the locals seem to drink from tumblers so we bought a couple of stem wine glasses which we left behind for the next people.
    First class!
  • Great Villa

    Period of Stay: May 2014
    Villa Joseph is really quiet, comfortable and spotlessly clean It has wonderful views of the lake to the sea in front, and mountains with flocks of sheep behind. The garden and swimming pool are lovely. There are a couple of tavernas, minutes from the villa in the car, serving great traditional Greek food. We arrived to the essentials for breakfast in the fridge and a welcome bottle of wine. Its in an ideal location for visiting different parts of the island and thoroughly recommended. Also Chania Rentals were really helpful with the booking and always got back to me straight away.
  • Home sweet home

    Period of Stay: Sep 2013
    The House was absolutely perfect. There was everything you need also more. Yannis the owner helped in for any our request. He brought wine, oil and croissant. When we arrived the refrigerator was full. What I can say more "We were at home". Go there and enjoy Crete. Thank you Yannis, thank you Chania Rentals
  • Wonderful holiday

    Period of Stay: Sep 2013
    We were very pleased with the Joseph Villa. The house was charming, with a good standard, the cleaning fine and the host was very friendly. A lovely garden surrounded the house, full of exotic plants,colours and scents.The pool, which the children had looked forward to, more than lived up to our expectations. The kids even didn't understand why we should go to the Beach, when we had such a nice pool. And the view.... To the North a wonderful vista to the Mediterranean and Lake Kournas. And behind the house some beautiful hills. The neighbouring flock of sheep added the perfect local touch, together with the cikadas at night. And several good tavernas within a couple of kilometres. We would have loved to stay for one more week.
  • Holiday paradise

    Period of Stay: Sep 2013
    Villa Joseph is a real holiday paradise! Owner Yannis provides everything, you simply enjoy life in this wonderful house, lovely garden and nice pool with a stunning view. You are overlooking Lake Kournas, the coast of Georgeoupoli and you are surrounded by mountains, olive trees and sheepsounds. We loved the coast opposite to Episcopi and found this place ideal to start for sightseeing places like Matala, Chania, Knossos, Imbros gorge etc. The villa is well kept and cleaning is very efficient and regular. If you want a typical crete experience just dine in Taverna Kournas/Kournas up in the mountains.
  • Superb villa

    Period of Stay: Aug 2013
    I don't normally leave feeback - high expectations, often never met; but this villa is absolutely wonderful and the owner is lovely. I very highly recommend staying at this villa.
  • Fab,fab,fab!!!!

    Period of Stay: Jun 2013
    My partner and I have travelled around Crete over the past few years but our friends have always preferred 5* all inclusive. We persuaded them to try our style of holiday and none of us were disappointed by Villa Joseph. You have the freedom to sleep, eat, drink and swim when you want to in the privacy of your own villa. The photos on the website show exactly what you can expect, it is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. My only minor criticism would be, having previously stayed in british owned greek villas which are fully equiped with all the utensils and pans you could need, is the lack of cooking equipment. This would not stop me from booking this villa again because it is possible to improvise and of course there are guests who have no intention of cooking while they are on holidays. The owner, Yannis, is very friendly, good humoured and pops in every fews days with little gifts which is lovely. All in all we had a fabuous fortnight and would not hesitate to book this accomodation again.
  • Joseph Villa

    Period of Stay: Mar 2013
    Beautiful villa in a stunning location overlooking Kournas Lake and the sea. We enjoyed a wonderful week at Joseph Villa which was spotlessly clean and was also cleaned whilst we were there. The owner, John was exceptionally kind and welcoming with gifts throughout our stay. We went at the end of March, early April so the local town Georgioupolis was pleasantly quiet. We would recommend this villa 100%!