I stayed in Villa Lina for 3 days with my family of 7, including parents in their late fifties and a teenage sister.
When we first arrived we were a bit worried because the old Ottoman quarters look rundown with dilapidated houses and graffiti on the walls. But as soon as night fell, I could see what made this town so charming. Well lit winding alleys, small shops and cafes, just minutes from restaurants and lively nightlife on the harbor, and a fifteen minute walk to the bus station, with regular buses to all the best beaches on Crete. Aris was extremely flexible. He let us check in early in the morning when our ferry arrived. He was also helpful, providing us with itineraries and restaurant recommendations. And when I let him know that the kitchen lacked a frying pan, he was quick to supply one (same day).
I would recommend this place, but with a few cautions. First, the place is not as clean as I would have liked. The floors were quite dirty, the linens not so fresh, and the whole house smelled strongly of mildew. I wish we could have left the windows open, but they lacked bug screens and the mosquitos were everywhere. Also, while the listing says that it sleeps 7, only 5 could sleep comfortably because the sofa bed on the ground floor was very hard and smelly, and only the two bedrooms have a working air conditioner. Finally, the many stairs in the home were a bit challenging, especially for my parents.