About this listing
The Studio is fully equipped with a double bed, its own kitchen and bathroom , television, fan and airconditioning. They are bright as the sun light breaks in through the windows and all studios look to a communal deck with jasmines and a diversity of plants and flowers all around.
You can prepare your coffee, teas and meals during the day as well as having treats from the landladies and cooking tips and recipes for Mediterranean cuisine.
Beautifully decorated every room has its own color and theme. Our Studios have always been known for the good clean up but one thing will be unforgettable here and that is a personal business of old cretan women sitting outside their houses speaking about the daily routine, family life and holding pieces of embroidery.
It is a unique experience to sense the warmth of the local people when contact them and communicate with the language of the heart.
A full list of rich facilities include:
Fully Air conditioned
Iron / Iron board
Right in the heart of the historical old town, positioned in one of the most famous and long streets links the municipal garden of the modern city center with the castle s entrance, the traditionally called Fortezza.
Our Studio provides high quality accommodation in a quiet rethymnian neighbourhood for those who are interestetd to gain insight on the daily cretan life of the local people and keep away from the busy touristic hotels.
Staying in the “Makri Steno”, N. Foka street gives you easy access to the local market, historical sites, nearby entertainment and seaside.
Waking up in the morning, enjoying your breakfast in the spacious veranda you can then walk down a five minutes distance to the sandy beach of Rethymno.
And late in the afternoon you shall have a relaxation in our terrace gazing the view from the top while the sun is setting down.
Above all a generous care from the loving landladies is what our Studio can offer you and what you need for a guaranteed pleasant stay…!
Other Things to Note
If you wish laundry, we have availability, cheap, clean and ironing, extra charge from your side.
Eleni was such a gracious and helpful host, from the moment we arrived (and helping us find a free place to park our rented car) up to the last day when we unfortunately had to change our travel plans (and she was open to refunding our last night's charge). The location was amazing - close to so many wonderful restaurants, stores and the beach - and the place was clean, each day provided a nibble of snacks and raki after the daily cleaning was complete. I would definitely stay here again - we had a wonderful time in Rethymno at Eleni's place!
We stayed at Elena for one night. The hotel/apartment is right in the middle of the centre, but oh so quiet! We were offered the green room as was our reservation, but due to very loud noise in the streets we were offered another room (orange). It was very orange, but much more quiet.
Elena was very friendly, welcomed us and offers us a lot of information about Rethimno.
The room has an open lay-out. A small kitchen to the side with a refrigerator and everything you need to make a simple breakfast, lunch or dinner. The bathroom was tiny, and a bit strange. The shower head was hidden in a corner, when you're tall it won't be easy to take a shower! For me it was easy (1.60m) but my boyfriend had a hard time (1.90m). Also, the toilet seat was a bit cramped with the sink right in front of it.
The best part was the terrace attached to the front of the apartment. It had a lovely view across the rooftops of Rethimno. There was an lemon tree in the hotel garden and the garden next door had orange trees. It made sure the air had a lovely scent - all citrusy!
From the hotel it was a short walk to the most wonderful filo master. Make sure you buy some baklava there! Both the shop, the taste and everything else, you won't want to miss it!
Tim & Yara
Το στούντιο αυτό ήταν πολύ πρακτικό για τις δύο μέρες που μείναμε στο ρέθυμνο. Η κυρία Λεφάκη ήταν πολύ εξυπηρετική και επικοινωνήσαμε πολύ καλά όταν χρειαζόμασταν κάτι. Είναι σημαντικό ότι η τιμή του δωματιού παρέμεινε σταθερή σύμφωνα με όσα αναφέρονται στην ιστοσελίδα του, αν και η διαμονή μας συμβάδιζε με το ρεθεμνιώτικο καρναβάλι
The place was lovely. Great location! Our host left us pastries and cake occasionally. Very happy
Despite the fact that we had reserved for the green studio and it was not available when we arrived, we still had the orange studio with the terrasse. Elena picted us up and brought us to the studio whitch is really well located. We stayed one week, the room was cleaned everydays, and we always find nice treat to eat when we came back. I do recommand this studio.
Me and my girlfriend had a great time at this studio.
It is perectly located in old center, you just need a 2 minutes walk to the next street full of bars and cafès.
Also just a 5 minutes walk to the old harbour.
The view on the terrace is outstanding, we spent a lot of time up there.
Thanks a lot to Elena! She brought us breakfast and was a great host all the time!
Elena's studio is a lovely place in a strategic position to visit the old town.
Easy to find, 3min walking from the gardens and the main road and 4min walking from the Fortezza and restaurants, very close to the bus station. It's located in a pedestrian (and for scooters) street with a lot of character - a beautiful bouganvillea at the front and you can find locals woman seated out theirs doors.
Plus, Elena speaks English and is really kind and available for any request of informations!
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About the Host, Elena
Welcome to my profile on Airbnb! I would be very happy to host you in my beautiful and cozy studios in Rethimno, on Crete! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me! FYI, we have WI FI. Our full address is : Nikiforou Foka 21 (Makri Steno), Rethymno/Creta. If you want taxi driver in order pick you up from the airport and directly to "Studio Lefaki", please advise us.
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