About this listing
A clean, seaview, 2 bedroom apt with privacy, immediate access to the beach, beautiful garden, with ac, wc, wifi, kitchen, 15min walk to city centre & friendly hosts! May host up to 4 guests, ideal for families with kids, and for group of friends!
Apartment number 2 is a two bedroom apartment located on the first floor on the sea side of the building (one bedroom) and also on the street side (the other bedroom).
You will enjoy a one of kind sea view with the fortezza castle in a unique landscape. The apartment facilities include a kitchenette, bathroom, AC, TV, free wifi, balcony (sea view).
Enjoying your breakfast on the balcony and watching the sunrise above the fortezza castle is an experience worth living for.
The apartment is very clean, it is definitely get an excellent choice for your stay. In addition we do offer cleaning service every 2 or 3 days, free of charge!.
Mamangakis Apartments are about one kilometer away the city center but it's a beautiful walk or ride with your bicycle, taking advantage of the new bicycle route on the sidewalks of the town. Within a range of 100-150m you will find parking, the best restaurants in town (also right on the sea), souvlaki place, courier service and internet cafe for your breakfast and other needs.
There is a bus stop right outside of our apartments that takes you to the university and another bus stop across the street that takes you to the city center.
Mamangakis Apartments is a family business and we invest on customer satisfaction.
Feel free to contact us for more information you might need!
Apt2 is equipped with a small kitchen with fridge, instant coffee maker, small oven, its own WC with shower, a balcony on sea side. The garden is available for all our guests and you may feel free to enjoy your meal or reading a book at your convenience. From the garden you step right on the beach! You do not have to walk outside the building or cross busy streets. You will be amazed how close you are on the sea.
Interaction with Guests
As a host i am always willing to help and welcome my guests. Most of the times this is how it goes. But due to family affairs or business matters I am not always present at the apartments. However my mother who is living in the same building is also willing to help at all times. In addition airbnb messaging service is something that i follow almost 24hr so contacting me is easy. If you read reviews from my guests you will understand how much i value my guests' presence at my place.
Koubes is the name of our neighbourhood. It is the west side of the city centre. This place is blessed to have a beautiful small, almost private beach for it's residents. This area is also very popular for it's top of the line restaurants and lounge bars. There are actually not many but the two restaurants Almyra (next door) and PrimaPlora (150m down the road) are one of a kind! Maestros (close to PrimaPlora) is a lounge bar & restaurant, kind of club for the locals for a drink later in the afternoon or a little after midnight.
Across the street you may find a coffee place for croissants, coffees etc.
Going towards the city center you may find “Noulis” another coffee and snack place a highly recommended one. A little bit further (250m from our apartments) there is a small mini market for basic stuff (such as groceries, milk to toilet paper)
In case you need a big supermarket you may keep going towards the city center and right before you get in it you will see a big building on your right which is a Carefour Marinopouos s/m. Or you could go westwards from our apartments and uphill (about 700m) where you will find a Lidl s/m (better if you have a car). A bank ATM machine is available little before reaching city center.
Our location is a great value for you vacation. Not far from city centre but far enough to avoid crowds & traffic. You are right on the beach with jaw dropping sea view, very close to the city’s main bus terminal (just a 10min walk) and finally very close to the island’s main highway that gives you the opportunity to explore the rest of the island fast and easy enough avoiding local traffic.
The main bus terminal (aka KTEL) is only a 10min walk from our apartments. Taking a taxi from city centre to our apartments or vice versa is not more than 5€ - 7€. In addition the island's main highway (aka VOAK) is only 700m away (uphill), a 2min drive and you are on the highway and on your way to the ends of the island or its airports.
You may reach Rethymno and our apartments in 3 different ways. By car rental, by taxi or by bus.
• Renting a car i would say is the best way and the most affordable. It might be a bit stressful on the street but not that hard for a medium & careful driver.
• Taking a taxi either from the airport or with an arrangement (i could arrange such a taxi for you) would cost you from 90 euros (arranged taxi) to 120 euros (airport taxi).
• Finally you could also take the bus which would be the most affordable way but a bit of a trouble. You first you should take a taxi to the city center of Heraklio or Chania (whichever airport you land) and to the KTEL bus service main terminal. From there, there is a bus every hour departing to Rethymno's KTEL bus terminal. From Rethymno main bus terminal (KTEL) we are a 10-15min walk or a 5-7euro taxi.
Other Things to Note
Not anything special, respecting the rest of the guests by keeping the garden clean and not making lots of noise etc. Most of the details you will be able to read a small welcome guest manual in the apartment.
Not anything special, respecting the rest of the guests by keeping the garden clean and not making lots of noise etc. Unfortunately pets are not allowed. Smoking is allowed. Most of the details you will be able to read a small welcome guest manual in the apartment. Make sure you read this note on the wall as it gives you enough information about getting around in your apartment with hot water, wifi password, garden use, apartment keys, doors etc…
We enjoyed 2 days at this apartments. Unfortunately, we didn't meet Costa, but Maria welcomed us and was very hospitable.
About apartments: everything was clean, they provided set of bath towels, there is a sea starting immediately at back yard, we swam at morning and evening.
Kitchen at neighbor hotel is good (we had a breakfast there)
For those who travel by car: apartments don't have dedicated parking, but we were able to found parking place around.
Overall, we did like our stay.
A very good appartement and view. Costa and her mum are very Nice and kind
we really appreciated the beautiful seaview and the direct access to the beach. The beds are comfortable. Costa and his mother are very nice.
Costa è stato puntuale e disponibilissimo! Appartamento molto carino ..soprattutto per il giardino che dà direttamente sul mare!
Prima basic appartement. Costa en Maria zijn vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Centrum op ruim 20 minuten lopen. Gezellig toeristisch plaatsje. Goede uitvalsbasis om met een auto Kreta te verkennen.
Останавливались в этих апартаментах на несколько дней семьей, были проездом из Ираклиона в Ханью. Все было прекрасно, хозяин апартаментов и его мама очень приветливые и милые люди. Были в апартаментах 2 с видом на море. Вечером здорово посидеть на балкончике и насладиться видом на Ретимно и крепость. До Ретимно можно дойти пешком,что мы и сделали в первый день,но идти минут 20. В дальнейшем,доезжали на машине, оставляли ее у города и бродили пешком. Если вам нужно остановиться на несколько дней в Ретимно, рекомендую. Апартаменты небольшие, но удобные. Учтите,что кухня очень маленькая, может быть не очень удобно с маленькими детьми, так что ужинайте в тавернах.
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About the Host, Costa
Hello! My name is Costa. Feeling frisky! Always willing to help but don't ask me about PC & Windows questions. I am a hardcore Apple fan back from the old days not a switcher. Sports and activities are in my interests but not on my time schedule. I am an art director who loves creating ideas and visualing them. Currently I am working on creating time.