We have previously advertised with OwnersDirect and accumulated many excellent reviews, however, like many other villa owners, we are ceasing to do business with this company as their business practices leave a lot to be desired for both homeowners and travellers alike, so we have been looking for an alternative site to collect reviews for us. We are now happy to welcome comments from any previous guests at the independent review site TrustPilot. Please click HERE to go to the Villa Mia TrustPilot page to add your review, or to read previous comments.
Below are just a few excerpts form the many wonderful comments we have received ourselves via email over the years:
"We had a fantastic holiday and a great time at Villa Mia. It is a wonderful location to relax and spend time with family and we would definitely come back for another holiday."
- Mark, September 2019
"Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our recent visit to Crete staying at Villa Mia. Super accommodation, pool and views and so well placed to both explore and still have access to wonderful tavernas and village life whilst being well away from the resorts. Just didn’t want to leave.!
- Kate & Neil, August 2019
"This property is simply outstanding; its creation and development have clearly been a labour of love for its very helpful owners. The situation, on the edge of a well preserved village, out in the country but not too far from the beaches if you want them, is first-rate, and the view from the villa, over olive groves, the sea and the mountains, is splendid. It has a lovely pool with borders of fragrant flowering shrubs. The villa itself is spacious, comfortable, attractively decorated, and amazingly well equipped"
- Douglas, October 2018
"Just to let you know we are having a fantastic and lazy time here at a very warm Villa Mia. We are enjoying it so much that we have already decided we'd like to book again for next year if possible. We love it here and your beautiful villa suits us perfectly."
- Gareth, July 2017
"Wow! What at amazing place u've got over there - we LOVED it! The villa is just perfect and and we absolutely loved unspoilt Gavalochori"
- Rachel, July 2017
"Just a note to say a big thank you for the use of Villa Mia. What a lovely holiday home, so well planned, wonderful location. Excellent swimming pool ,the ionising system worked well not the usual chlorine smells we have encountered in some pools. We have stayed in a number of villas and this is one of the best, if not the best..."
- Howard, July 2016
"Just wanted to write to you to say how much we enjoyed staying at Villa Mia, Gavalohori and the surrounding area. We certainly will be returning to Crete, there is so much more to explore. The trouble with staying at Villa Mia is that it is so lovely and so well stocked with everything you could need, that it is hard to leave the property."
- Andrea, August 2015
"The villa was absolutely fantastic and an absolute pleasure to be able to call home for a week. You have a wonderful spot there with views to die for and the village location is just the right balance of busy enough to offer the tavernas/supermarkets and things to see on the doorstep but not over-developed or commercialised. Really loved the little museum there and such warm, friendly people around."
- Paulina, June 2015
"If you have been before, then no need to tell you just how wonderful it is. If you have just arrived you will very soon find out how good it is"
- The Blants & the Hinchleys, August 2014
"Fantastic villa - so well equipped. Loved the pool. Nice bread from the bakery. Ate out at Almerida most nights as all the restaurants are on the beach so our 8 year old could play whilst we waited for food"
- The Taylor family, July 2014
"Wow, wow, wow! What a fantastic, well setup, friendly, homely holiday home. We fell in love with Villa Mia, then we fell in love with Crete."
- The Wilson Cormell family, June 2014
"Hi, just wanted to send you a quick email to say that we had a wonderful time staying at your villa. It was perfect!!!!! We will definitely recommend it to friends, and will hopefully be returning."
- Michelle, June 2013
"The Villa is lovely and everything we hoped for... Impressed with housekeeping, you have a very good set up.""
- Sue, Norfolk, October 2013
"We got back from our stay at villa mia last night and had a fantastic time. The villa was excellent, couldn't fault it and Crete was amazing."
- Angela, Sept 2013
"Had a wonderful time. Didnt want to leave - first time away that has happened. Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your villa. We want the land at the side and we will build and move in ! " - DD, June 2013
"Villa Mia is amazing - everything you could possibly need. Loved Gavalohori, loved the pool. A perfect holiday "
- V,C & MS, Surrey, August 2012
"A wonderful place to stay. Enjoyed the view, village, pool and well equipped villa very much. Love the taverna by the square"
- Gill, Matt, Lyd & Jouni, UK & Finland, Sept 2012
"Everything the website said it would be. A very well equipped villa, location superb, we loved the rustic, unspoilt charming village. A very relaxing stay all in all. Thank you ! "
- K&K, Norfolk, Sept 2011
"Perfect - villa, pool, views all fabulous! The taverna in the square a short walk from the villa has some of the best food we have ever tasted !"
- Fran and Iain, July 2011
"Villa Mia is, without doubt, the best that we have visited in many holidays in Greece and Turkey"
- Dave & Jane, June 2010
"Perfection! A Wonderful villa, true to the description given on the internet. Finished to a very high standard, with everything we could have wanted, even local guide books, board games and blow up Li-Lo's. The owners have thought of everything and finished it to a level you would wish at home. The villa is within easy walking distance of a choice of several tavernas, all serving excellent Cretan food. A village bakery selling freshly baked bread and pain du chocolat, a must for breakfast. Delicious honey can be bought straight from a large container (no pre packaging here), from the traditional local shop. We enjoyed a day trip to Chania town, we chose to go by car but the bus is a possibility.For us the best bit was the luxury of awakening to the day with marvellous views over the Gavalahori village to the sea and having perfect peace and quiet until sitting at the end of the day looking at the picturesque White Mountains. Thank you Wendy and Eddie Davies for a perfect holiday and all the assistance you gave to make it so."
- Roger, Margaret & family, Sept 2009
"A perfect place for a perfect holiday. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. We have stayed in any number of villas all over Europe in our time but never found one quite as perfect as the Villa Mia. We would love to return at some time in the future and will have no hesitation in recommending the Villa to all our friends. One of the nicest things is that everything stated on your website and in your brochure is not just an owners' pride speaking but is fact. It really is that good."
- Pauline & Bob, July 2008
"We just wanted to say we had a fantastic time in Crete and couldnt have wished for a better place to stay than Villa Mia, the house is great and what can you say about those views...magic. It made a perfect setting. Once again many thanks and we will be returning in the next year or 2 to celebrate our wedding anniversay" - Nicky & Danny, June 2008
"The villa was everything we expected and more. Fantastic scenery, pretty flowers and a very relaxed atmosphere - perfect!"
- K & PC, May 2008.
"Just to let you know that we really liked the Villa, everything was perfect. We would love to visit again some time and I am sure we will be in touch with you in the future"
- BC, Jan 2008.
"What a wonderfull Villa! The hi-fi with CD's was a welcome addition. We enjoyed many walks and quiet time as well as the village."
-N & E.D.
"Thank you so much for letting us stay in your wonderful villa. We've stayed in a variety of villas in several countries over the years, and were very impressed by the high quality of the build and attention to detail in Villa Mia. " - LN
"Favourite moments: morning on the covered terrace, watching the birds dip water from the pool; evening on terrace (glass of wine in hand) the lights twinkling across the bay; being startled every day by catching sight of the breathtaking mountains."
- Nixon Family
"The children loved the pool - it took them 3 days to realise the villa also had a Playstation and DVD - and spent hours in it every day. None of us wanted to come back home ... "
"The villa was so well equipped and spotlessly clean and we appreciated all the little extras such as the food pack, guide books and games. We have had a really relaxing time, but just wish we could have stayed longer " - H & IP
"I am sure that your future guests will enjoy Villa Mia as much as we have. We also appreciated the air conditioning , we didn't need it during the day but we used it at night in the bedrooms and it really did ensure a good night's sleep."
- The Pearson Family
"What a lucky find! The villa met all our expectations. Definitely a holiday we'll be recommending"
- The Neild Family
"Villa very comfortable and a great pool. Enjoyed the village taverna and the cake shop especially! "
- The Howe Family
"We are just sending you this email to say 'Thank You' for creating Villa Mia. We really enjoyed our stay. The location was great, the villa was lovely and the swimming pool was a great hit. We all appreciated the quality of the villa and felt grateful for the games, dvds and other little personal touches."
-The Meredith Family, June 2008