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…
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.
The view from the balcony is amazing. The garden was clean and familiar with direct access to the sea. We thought it will be a bit closer to the centre and that we will be able to go and come back by foot, but we used the car instead as it was about 1.5km from the centre. Costa's mum was very nice and helpful,she even cooked cookies for us for breakfast. Unfortunately we didnt have the chance to meet Costa. From the pictures we believed the flat will be larger and more homely as well as the bathroom that was small and not too modern.
We stayed in Costa's place for 2 nights.We found the place easily and everything was good, Costa's mother greeted us with a cake, which was very nice. Our apartment with beautiful view of the harbour had access to the garden and small terrace. The only problem for me as a light sleeper was quite busy street just next to one of the bedrooms' window. To recommend in general. Jan with family
Costa ir ļoti patīkams un viesmīlīgs cilvēks . nevaru nepieminēt arī viņa mammu. Rūpes par ciemiņiem ir jūtamas katrā sīkuma Tiešam ļoti patīkama -viesmīlīga ģimene. Māja , dārzs ir ļoti skaists, dzīvoklis tīrs, kārtīgs un ir aprūpēts ar visu nepieciešamo. Uzreiz ir sajūtama mīlestība ar kuru viņi attiecas pret viesiem un pašu vietu .
Ļoti patīkamas un pozitīvas emocijas , kā arī atmosfēra visā mājā ir viennozīmīgi gaiša
Pateicos par iespēju dzīvot Jūsu mājā.
The Mamangakis apartments were clean, tidy and just what we wanted for our two week stay in Rethymnon. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Costa and Maria, and especially due to Maria's home made cakes and biscuits!
The apartment was just as we expected, with two good size bedrooms, a small kitchenette and a bathroom. The balcony gave lovely views over the bay and was shaded from the sun from around 12pm, which meant you could sit out and enjoy the view.
We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend Mamangakis apartments for a stay in Rethymnon, they are clean, tidy, excellent value and you'll be made to feel very welcome by Costa and Maria.
Maria and Costa welcomed us warmly, even on short notice, as we had booked only one day in advance. Actually our apartment was available only from the day after our arrival. But Costa arranged things for us and we could move in at the same day of our arrival - great! Thereafter Costa provided us with several recommendations for eating, drinking, outdoor activities, etc. You can imagine that local knowledge is best for discovering new worlds. And so it was: We stayed seven nights, cooked, went out, hiked, sunbathed on breath-taking beaches in the surroundings (we really recommend a car on Crete!) and snorkelled in crystal-clear waters.
The accomodation itself is basic with two sleeping rooms, four beds, a bathroom and some cooking facilities. Each apartment is equipped with (at least) one balcony facing the seaside. All in all the accomodation is good value-for-money.
The City of Rethymnon is a pearl. Every Cretan will confirm that. Compared to Chania it is much less tourtisty in my opinion and therefore much more authentic. Besides it is a university city with all the positive side-effects of it: The city is buzzing with historic and contemporary culture, music and life!
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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.