About this listing
Two bedroom townhouse in the center of Rethymno. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, fast WiFi, air-conditioning and a home cinema. Many shops & restaurants are in the neighbourhood. The house is located steps away from the beach!
The spacious terrace offers panoramic views of Rethymno city. Relax in the balcony looking over the historic alleys of the Old Town. A full-featured kitchen includes all the tools you need to cook amazing meals. Clean towels, bedsheets and toiletries (shampoo & soap) are offered to all our guests.
Coffee & tea facilities are provided. Fast WiFi is accessible throughout the residence. You can do your laundry for free in the supplied washing machine. Ironing facilities and a hairdryer are available. The cosy living room comes with a surround sound system and iPod connectivity.
Interaction with Guests
The property has a private, street facing entrance. The entire house will be yours!
The beach and many popular bars, cafés & restaurants are close to the residence. In the neighbourhood, there's a wood-oven pizzeria, a hair stylist as well as a grocery store. In the vicinity, you will find the famous Rimondi Fountain, Fortezza Castle and the Archaeological Museum. The University of Crete is only 15 minutes away by bus.
If you rent a car there is free parking nearby. The public bus station is close to the residence. The property is located in the heart of Rethymno so everything that you need to see is within walking distance!
Other Things to Note
Both bedrooms come with twin beds and can accommodate 4 guests. For a 5th guest, we will provide another single bed. A baby cot and a baby high chair are also available.
This holiday home has a license by the Greek ministry of tourism.
No smoking inside.
Incredible apartment in an amazing location in Rethimno-- in the heart of old town! We wish we could have stayed longer.
I wish we had been given the contact info of the couple who actually own the place, who speak good English, and would be receiving us when we got there, rather than someone else. It just made getting there more confusing than it needed to be.
They could easily describe the location of the property, explaining that it is on a pedestrian street, and could have met us there to exchange keys. If someone wants to be escorted, they can offer that, but it wasn't necessary. They were very worried we would find it, because the address doesn't google properly.
Thanks for staying with us.
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our house!
Please allow me to put some things into perspective. I actually own this place together with my parents. I am currently travelling in the United Kingdom and that’s why I didn’t have the pleasure to welcome you and guide you to the property myself. The reason you communicated with me first is because I handle all emails and reservations. From the very beginning I gave you the number of my parents and asked you to call them on your arrival day. Instead of calling them you chose to email me back and forth multiple times and kept changing your arrival time. The house is in the heart of Rethymno’s historic centre, which can get quite busy in August and it's difficult for foreigners to navigate if they are visiting for the first time. That’s why I gave you a meeting place where my parents would wait for you. We have this standard practice (to meet in a specific place) because in the past some of our guests got lost driving in the narrow streets of the Old Town. I also advised you not to try and find our house using online map apps because these are not very reliable. Everything that we do and say is for our guests' convenience and ease. In any case thanks again and we hope to see you next time that you visit Crete!
Superbes vacances à Réthymno. Voyage mémorable. Appartement vaste, propre, site exceptionnel en plein coeur de la ville : restos, épiceries, clubs... Tout simplement génial ! Avons été accueillis par les parents de Valanti. Monsieur Nick nous a guidé dans la ville dès notre arrivée pour éviter que nous perdions trop de temps dans les ruelles. Il suffisait de l'appeler pour fixer le point de rencontre. Stationnement gratuit à proximité. Bref, séjour parfait !!! Merci à Valanti et ses parents pour toutes les informations et leur hospitalité.
L'appartement de valanti est parfait! En plein centre de rethymnon, tranquille, bien organisé, beau...en plus ces parents qui nous ont accueilli sont d'une gentillesse exquise. Une des meilleures expériences avec airbnb!
Had a brilliant stay in Valanti's house, we ate breakfast on the lovely roof garden, cooked local ingredients from the market in the enormous well equipped kitchen and loved the atmosphere of the bustling old town! The flat is big and spacious, spotless and comfortable, it felt like home from home. Nick and Anna met us to show us around and were very friendly and welcoming. If we returned to the area we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!! Thanks.
The apartment was located in the old town, very central to restaurants and cafes. Grocery store and tourist office very close by. The accommodations were comfortable and spacious, with a nice roof top terrace, well equiped kitchen. The owners came to meet us and show us the apartment. They were very helpful and made themselves available if we needed any assistance. We would definitely stay again in the future.
Valantis house is very nice! Cosy, spacious, perfect location in the ancient city, roof garden & balcony is great, big kitchen, 2 bed rooms, 2 bathrooms (as depicted at the page)! Everything is in a short minutes walk: supermarket around the corner, nearby parking space, lots of restaurants, bars, shopping. The hosts (Valanti and his parents) are very hospitable, we got fresh oranges & fresh eggs from their farm, coffee and raki. Rethimnon is also a nice & central place to stay in Central/West-Crete. Short travel time to Heraklion, Chania, Matala, etc. We had a perfect stay!
Valanti and his parents were waiting in the house for us to arrive. We arrived in darkness in a downpour, but after a quick phone call, Nick, Valanti's father, came out to meet us and guide us to the house. Valanti and his mother made the others feel at home, while Nick took me to park our hire car. (There is free parking along the sea wall by the Citadel)
The house was exceptionally well equipped, and cupboards and fridge were stocked with condiments, bottled water, oranges and Raki.
A well stocked small supermarket was close by, and we often succumbed to temptation at Hari's Creperie - you could almost read the menu from the balcony. And down below a wonderful bakers shop provided breakfast pastries.
Old Town Rethimnon is lovely for exploring - no cars, the odd moped, lots of quirky shops, a vast choice of cafe's & restaurants, and lots of cats to feed.
Despite the late October rain we found plenty to see and do, and would love to return.
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About the Host, Valanti
Me and my family are dedicated to provide you with an excellent accommodation in the heart of Crete! Our Airbnb listing is a very big house, which used to be our former residence. We clean and maintain the house ourselves, taking great pride in all the details! When you arrive we will personally meet you and show you everything that you need to know.