Looking for a clean apartment with privacy, immediate access to the beach, a beautiful garden to hang out, all basic facilities (ac, wc, wifi, kitchen), a pleasant 15min walk from city centre and a host with a smile and eager to help? Apt1 it is!
A very comfortable apartment. On the inside you will find a clean, well organized and really decent place to stay. A kitchen room with fridge is available. In addition the apartment features a bathroom with shower, tv and free wifi. The apartment is equipped with two single beds.
Apartment number 1 is located on the street side of the building but from the inside there is direct access to the garden level where you may relax and enjoy further.
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, a perfect 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!
Apt1 has its own kitchen with fridge, its own WC with shower, a small balcony on street 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. Even though Apt1 is an apartment with street view you get direct access to the garden and beach from within the building.
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
Rethymno is a beautiful town and must visit for every guest stepping foot on the island. This city is well known for it's picturesque old town, it's fortezza castle and of course it's turquoise waters (north and south!). Plenty of things to do such as eating all day cretan delights or learning about it's history through monasteries, churches, ancient relics and of course talking to the "always willing to help" locals!
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…
Our stay was great! We were only there for one quick night but it has everything we needed. We didn't meet Costa, but his lovely mother welcomed us, with homemade cake. The view from the balcony of the apartment was wonderful and right on the ocean! There is a taverna right around the corner, and to get to the center isn't far. We recommend this place! Thank you Costa!:)
The room was well above average and the owners are very friendly, polite and good at keeping contact. Our studio had view to the sea and a nice yard with plants. It was very clean and comfortable to stay. Even if we didn't have the chance to meet Costas in person we met his mother, Ms Maria, who was was very nice to us and offered us tasty treats. We are thankful for the hospitality!
Amazing host, really nice apartment and view! Costa's mother amazingly received us in this very nice apartment. Although it is a little walk to go to town, the flat is situated 10 meters from the beach which is great! thanks for everything, we had a great stay.
Staying at the apartment was a delightful surprise and treat - pictures cannot capture how stunningly beautiful the sparkling, clear waters that lap just below your balcony. I so thoroughly enjoyed tripping from my balcony to the back garden, to lie out, and then down the short steps to the cove's sparkling water for a morning swim. All of this peace and serenity was complimented by Costa and Maria, the most generous of hosts. Their warmth was as delightful a treat as Maria's cookies :) I felt privileged to be a part of their home and see the friendly face of Crete. Highly recommend!
Costa and his mom are wonderful hosts! We were greeted with homemade treats when we arrived and then were surprised to have a really delicious homemade snack on our second day. The beach outside was perfect for relaxing and the center of town is an easy 20min walk. We arrived by bus and it was very easy to walk to the apartments. They are basically on the same road the bus arrives at so there's not much navigating. The apartment itself was much more spacious than we imagined. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend the place to anyone. Book the room with ocean view!
Beautiful spot backyard then a pebbly entrance into the clear blue sea but it is a sand beach. Wish I had stayed longer and relaxed in the backyard. Room had what I needed clean and tidy. Was given a lovely welcome by the mother. If you get a roadside apartment you do get alot of traffic noise. But for the price and location its suitable.
Nous avons passsé 3 nuits dans l'appartement. L'accueil de la maman de Costas a été très chaleureux.
L'appartement était propre, mais assez bruyant car il donne directement sur une route passante.
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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.