About This Listing
In a unique environment in full contact with nature at the beautiful coastline of Crete, we offer a cozy floor to enjoy a dream vacation with lots of relaxation.
The apartment of 110 square meters is located just 150 meters from the seafront. In front of the main entrance of the apartment, straight-looking at the sea and the horizon, there is a large terrace, which is ideal to enjoy the sunrise and the sunset all year-around, while experiencing the pleasant sea breeze.
Immediately after entering the house, there is a colorful and enjoyable living room, ideal to relax, read, chat or simply enjoy good company. The living room features an American-style bar, which separates it from the kitchen, creating two completely different environments, which are however interconnected for guest convenience.
The minimalist kitchen is spacious and bright, in tune with the rest of the house. It faces the large terrace and the seafront and features large glass windows, which allow visibility into the horizon. The kitchen has a variety of appliances including a refrigerator, an oven and a microwave, which are useful for cooking.
In addition to the large terrace in front of the house, there is a second large terrace connected to the living room on the east side of the house. This terrace also has view at the seafront and is also ideal for relaxation and having meals outdoors while enjoying the beautiful landscape.
Furtherome, the house has two bedrooms ideal for hosting couples, friends, or a family with children. Both rooms are spacious and feature a double bed and two single beds. They also have heating and air conditioning. The house also features a brand new toilet with shower and ventilation as well as a clothes’ washing machine.
Surrounding the house, true nature is what you can experience. As such, large gardens where locals cultivate vegetables and fruits, and farm animals such as rabbits, goats, sheep, cats and other wildlife typical of semi-rural Cretan areas all surround the premises thus giving our guests a sample of organic products grown by the farm owners.
The house is located less than 100 meters from the national highway that connects Crete’s major cities in the north of the island. It is located just 11km from the city center of Rethymno and approximately 70 km from the international airport of Heraklion and the international airport of Chania. In order to fully enjoy your stay in the island, which features a wide array of attractions (from the beautiful Venetian cities of Rethymno and Chania, to picturesque beaches in the south of the island, to the unique Samaria Gorge, to the Minoan civilization ruins in the city of Heraklion) renting a car is highly advisable. Parking is available in front of the house and is included in the package.
Welcome to authentic Crete!
The apartment tenants are expected to exhibit full respect for the property, the belongings within the house, and my family members that live close by. They are expected to notify me in writing should there be any damage to the property and/or should there be any problems with accommodation so that these issues can be resolved.
Also i would like some more things: please do not throw paper in the toilet and i would ask tou to close the windows when you go out.
The host is incredibly hospitable! They provided us with cake, fresh Okras, Grapes and Aubergines from their garden, which was really delicious. The view from the apartment was fantastic, especially the sunset. The apartment is really lovely, clean, well equipped and spacious.
There is a fair amount of road noise from the nearby main road, but you get use to this as it is on the other side of the house.
The only thing, when you are not coming as family, but as two couples: You enter the Bathroom with the shower through one Bedroom. But there is a second Toilet with "free" access from the living room. So just good to know.
We made visits by car to Chania, Rethymnon, Knossos and the museum at Iraklio, and we did a bit of hiking around Imbros Gorge and Preveli Beach. I would recommend a car for this stay, it makes visits and shopping much easier. But is even possible without, as there is Bus Service Nearby.
Before our stay, we did not dare to hope that the famous Greek hospitality would hold even for paying guests. The host made us feel very welcome. We will definitely keep this place in good memory and recommend it to everybody. It was especially nice to be far away from the touristic centres like Rethymnon and Chania city.
Uns hat der Aufenthalt in der Wohnung von Evangelos sehr gefallen.
Vor allem die Gastfreundschaft seiner Mutter und seines Vaters möchten wir hervorheben. Beide sind sehr sehr freundlich und nett.
Mit Kaffe und Kuchen wurden wir empfangen und haben uns kennengelernt. Anschließend wurde uns die Wohnung gezeigt und Übergeben. Alles entspricht genau wie in der Beschreibung. In der Wohnung fehlt es an nichts. Zudem haben wir regelmäßig frische Eier und frisches Gemüse vom Garten bekommen und wir durften uns bei Bedarf auch selber das Gemüse vom Garten holen.
Gerne wären wir noch länger geblieben, aber die Wohnung war bereits durch einen Nachmieter gebucht.
Wir kommen bestimmt wieder.
Vielen Dank und Grüße an die Grosseltern und die Enkelkinder, die wir alle kennengelernt haben.
Très confortable maison. Un peu à l'écart de Rethimno mais bien située.
La maison correspond exactement aux photos et à la description.
Des moustiquaires à toutes les fenêtres permettent de profiter de la maison le soir. Mais pas vraiment de problèmes avec les insectes divers, même le soir sur la terrasse (sauf si on n'aime pas le chant des cigales).
Nous avons été très touchés par la gentillesse et la prévenance des parents d'Evangelos. De plus nous retrouvions régulièrement, en bas des marches, des tomates, des pommes de terre, des melons, des courgettes de leur jardin. Et des oeufs. Et des parts de gâteaux.
Nous étions 4, et nous avons passé 5 jours agréables.
La plage est au bout du jardin (rochers) mais juste à côté, plage de sable.
La route, un peu bruyante, mais cela ne gêne pas vraiment.
Bien placée par rapport à de nombreux sites à voir en Crête (Héraklion, Chania, côte sud).
Uns hat es sehr gefallen. Die Wohnung hat alles, was man braucht, reichlich Bettwäsche,Handtücher, sogar einige Strandlaken, Fön ist auch da, damit man den nicht mitnehmen braucht. Klimaanlagen sind in Schlafzimmern, und in dem gesamten Küche-Wohnraum da. Und vor allem haben uns die Eltern von Evangelos mit ihrer Gastfreundlichkeit beeindruckt. Sie haben uns nach unserer Ankunft alles gezeigt und Kaffee gemacht. In der Wohnung stand für uns Kuchen, Gebäck, und im Kühlschrank Wasser bereit. Versorgten uns mit Gemüse aus dem Garten und frischen Eiern. Wir würden gern wieder in das Haus kommen.
On our arrival, we were greeted by Evangelos parents, who then went onto show us the apartment.
This is very clean & tidy it's a very good size.. An ample supply of clean fresh linen % towels. The kitchen was well equipped & various items ready for us in the fridge.
There are 2 terraces, one being in partial shade with a table & 4 chairs, the other being in full sun.
There is a fair amount of road noise from the nearby main road & the family dogs can be noisy at times, but you get use to this.
The owners parents kept us supplied with freshly laid eggs & veg from the farm all freshly picked & always with a smile.
There are some local tavernas, the nearest being Corali Beach,.
Overall we enjoyed our stay &"had some excellent weather, highly recommended.
Wow! The apartment was beautiful and large, with a nice view from a nice porch and balcony. Evangelos was prompt and easily accessible via email. His parents, who were on site, were really nice, bringing us home-grown vegetables and having us in for coffee and cake when we first arrived.
We had a great time at Vangelis house. Hos parents made us feel very welcome, huis Motherwell made some delicious pastry and cake, and she brought fresh eggs and vegetables. The house is comfortable, Well equiped with everything you possible may need. We loved spending time at the terrace, looninhouding to the sea. Lots of real Greek tavernas when you go some kilometres away from the tourist places. So: we highly recommend this house!
About the Host, Evangelos
My name is Vangelis and I am 35-years old. I was born in Crete, Greece, but have been living in Barcelona, Spain over the past several years. I love to travel around the world, I like going to the movies and the theater, and I enjoy nature and good food. I am passionate about sports, water sports in particular, I am blessed that I combine my passion with my profession, which is sports medicine.
On a personal level, friendship and respect among people are very important to me. I live my life with positive thinking, a spirit of fighting and a continuous aspiration of becoming a better person. I would love to accommodate you at my house in Crete so that you can experience firsthand the beauty of my island. What this experience will offer is a journey in authentic Crete, away from touristy stereotypes, in an idyllic setting in full contact with nature and wildlife. In other words, an opportunity to relax by the beautiful sea and charge your batteries with memorable moments that will last a lifetime...
"Carpe Diem", Horace wrote in his poem... Indeed, you never know what will happen tomorrow, the future is uncertain, so come to Crete and enjoy the present like there's no tomorrow!
Welcome to paradise, welcome to Crete!