About This Listing
Looking for a clean, quiet, private apt with jaw dropping sea view, large balcony, 2 single beds, small kitchen, ac, wc, wifi, tv, immediate access to sea, a pleasant 15min walk from city centre and a host with a smile and eager to help? Apt3 it is!
Probably our best apartment. It has the perfect balcony to enjoy the whole horizon, sea view and the venetian castle of fortezza. On the inside you will find a clean, well organized and really decent place to stay. A small kitchen with fridge is available along with wc, ac, tv, free wifi (registration required) and surely REAL quietness (only the sea waves...)
The feelings on having your breakfast on the balcony or in the garden watching the sun rise above the fortezza is a picture you will never forget.
The apartment is very clean, a perfect choose 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!
Apt3 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…
The apartment was clean, and as shown on photos. Yes, there is no top class furniture or equipment. So what? There is the sea! Sea view is great, sound of waves is the best lullaby. Regarding equipment - everything worked as expected, no bad surprises. Shower was small, but we where understanding it.
Thank you Costa and Maria.
Costa has been an amazing host, being extremely kind, patient and caring! If there were any questions before, as well as during our vacation, Costa immediately helped anywhere he could.
The Appartment (Apt 3) as such was really nice, as well. It has an amazing sea view from the huge balcony, which definitely is a highlight. The furniture is quite simple but you will find everything you need. Another plus is the private beach right in front of the appartment, so if you're looking for a nice place to relax - which is different to all the crowded beaches - that's the place to be. (If you prefer going to the main beach, it takes you about 15 - 20 minutes to walk, while it's a 10 to 15 minutes walk to the old town.)
All in all, I can only recommend staying at the Mamangakis Apartments and I would definitely come here again.
Me and my girlfriend enjoyed a lot to stay with in Costa place!
Right on the beach you hear all day long the sound of the sea the most calming thing you could imagine and im not even talking about seeing it!
The apt is well equipped and the location is perfect next to local fancy restaurants!
The apartment was very clean and the balcony of the apartment faces the sea as described in the announcement. Nevertheless we would not repeat. The apartment is very old inside and also the furniture and the facilities. We went also by car and we had problems finding parking space in the area. The good point is that only few meters away when you go out on your right you have an excellent greek taberna with delicious food.
We arrived quite late and were welcomed by Costa's mother Maria. She is a very friendly person, always with a smile.
The apartment was nice and clean. Everything worked as expected. There were enough utensils so we were able to cook from time to time.
The neighbourhood was quiet. Not much located there apart from a handful of grocery stores but the centre of the town is just in 20-30 minutes on foot.
Ask Costa about a fish restaurant nearby, it is really worth a visit.
We spent a nice short stay in rethymnon at mamangakis appartement. The studio is nice, clear with a very beautyfull view of sea, garden, and rethymnon's fortress. I met shortly Costa and his mother, they seems to me like sympathic and nice persons.
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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.