About this listing
A clean, seaview, 2 bedroom apt with privacy, immediate access to the beach, beautiful garden, with 2 wc, wifi, big 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 10 is a bigger apt. It is actually a two bedroom apartment located on the garden level on the sea side of the building. This surely is the most quiet and most relaxing that you could get.
You will enjoy a one of kind sea view with the fortezza castle in a unique landscape. The apartment facilities include a large kitchen room, two bathrooms, balcony (sea view), two wardrobes, free wifi and direct access to the street from its back door.
The feelings on having your breakfast in the garden watching the sun rise above the fortezza is a picture you will never forget.
The apartment is very clean, even though there was no renovation for quite long time (you won't get fancy looking decoration nor designer-furniture) you will definitely get a decent and clean apartment 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!
Apt10 is equipped with a large kitchen with fridge, instant coffee maker, small oven, two private WCs with shower, a spacious balcony right on garden giving you the advantage of enjoying the garden all day. 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…
If you are looking for an inexpensive place directly on the water, this is for you. Don't expect a four-star resort and a wide, sandy beach, but it's clean and the beds were comfortable. We were not fortunate enough to meet Costa, but his mother, Maria, was a very gracious and sweet lady who made us feel right at home. Several nice restaurants nearby as well as a couple of snack bars and a mini-mart within walking distance. For the price it's hard to beat this place.
Amazing stay in Mamangakis apartment, we already miss Rethymno and the beautiful view of ! Thanks to Costa and Maria (our new "yaya" in Crete.. and her biscuits!), you take a lot of time to make your guests feel at home and we appreciate.
It's easy to join the old center from the apartment (15min by walk) or to enjoy a bath in the sea (30sec by walk..!)
Costa and Maria were lovely and helpful. Apartment is on a good beach, it was a 15min walk to the fortress and maybe 30min into the township. Supermarket 10min walk. The apartment was small and a bit old but clean and most importantly cheap so it was perfect for us. I would recommend it if you're not fussy. As I said it was great for us on a budget.
Costa and his mother welcome me on this very hot day with some refreshment and homemade cookies. I stayed only 2 nights and i enjoyed the place. Old builing but clean and sooooo close to the beach, and sooooo nice view for sooooo cheap. Thank you both for having me :)
Costa's mum welcomed us super friendly! She's such a warmhearted and sympathetic person!
We enjoyed the sea view and listening to the sea when falling asleep very much. It took a 15 mins walk to the KTEL bus station from where we could visit different beaches and sights. Since the apartment was very cheap, we were satisfied!
Costa and his mother are really nice People. If you have any questions you can always ask costas mum. However, the appartment is okay. Since there were no pictures of the bathroom, we have been a bit surprised about it. It is really small and after taking a shower the whole room is under water. I would prefer to attach an shower curtain. Furthermore, the wifi is not working at all. There are often Connection Problems. Regarding the kitchenware, there is not everything you need for a Self made appartment. All in all it is a good appartment and rethymnon is a very nice City. We had a Great Time!
Isabella, having read your review i would like to add a few things. You forgot to mention that you got a two bedroom apartment (max 4 guests), garden level with awesome sea view, immediate access to the beach at a unbeatable price. So i believe focusing on such details (i am aware of these issues and this winter this apartment will see a major renovation) instead of describing what you really enjoyed is not that fair because overall as you say the value for what you get is really a great deal.
Costa and his family are great hosts. He provided us with all the necessary information and was in general very hospitable.
Appartment is equipped with everything you need. And the beach near appartment is great advantage.
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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.