Beautiful with modern furnished interiors holiday home located in the Old Town of Rethymnon, right next to Fortezza Castle. It is very centrally located in a quiet position and with an amazing wide-open sea view. There are 2 large double-bed rooms (no single beds), 2 bathrooms, a spacious living room with fireplace & a piano and a fully equipped modern kitchen including microwave, espresso/cappuccino and filter coffee maker, including various kid stuff like; plastic glasses, unbreakable plastic dishes, drinkware and tableware. Other kid stuff includes toys and a kids bike for 3-5 year old. There are two balconies in the first floor, one has a sea view and the other has a park view. On the second floor there is a spacious terrace with wonderful sea view, where you can enjoy the sunset. Other amenities include: flat screen TV`s in all rooms, wireless internet, hairdryer and air conditioning.
I am an Art Director/Designer working for various established companies such as Colgate Palmolive Greece, Domino's Pizza Greece, Praktiker Greece and Athens Golf Club Catering. Rethymnon is my home town although I have been living in Athens for many years now. My parents live in Rethymnon and I use this house every time I go visit them. Since my professional obligations do not allow me to visit my beautiful holiday home as often as I would like, I have decided to allow eclectic travelers to enjoy this experience!
Vicky Matthaioudaki purchased this house in 1920
Rethymnon is my home town and this property has passed down to me from my parents; and to them by their parents. It was built in 1920 and was fully reconstructed few years ago.
The location is most definitely a highlight; in a quiet yet central area by the sea and with so many local attractions to choose from (museums, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, cinemas etc) within a walking distance. The nearest beach is also a 5-10 minutes walking distance.
With a bit of negotiation back and forth we came to agreement with Vicky to rent her house for about 12 days. The town of Rethymno is a real gem, our favorite on Crete that we have been visiting for years. To be on the edge of the old town was a real plus. No vehicle required: walk everywhere.
Vicky's father greeted us to give a brief run-through of the property, left us with some fruit, some olive oil and bottle of raki.
The house has balconies galore. Choose the time of day to follow (or evade) the sun. One balcony overlooks a pleasant square with a few cafes/restaurants as well as the main police station. The other balconies overlook the sea and the Fortezza. Dazzling!
The kitchen is very well equipped and wants for nothing. The bathrooms fell a bit short of expectation but they are adequate. Just adequate.
After 4 or 5 days, somebody came in to clean up.
Vicky's recommendations for good restaurants were well received. With food this good in Rethymno at reasonable cost, there was really no need to cook at home - save for breakfast.
We definitely would recommend this house for folks seeking an urban experience on Crete.
This was the best place we stayed for our entire trip to Greece. The town, the location within the town, the people, the restaurants (Melina, by the Fortress!) all were really wonderful. It's not as touristy as many other places, although there are lots of little alleys full of charming shops and tavernas. The apartment itself was comfortable, the best beds and pillows we had on this trip! She provided plenty of extras like wine, toilet paper, napkins, laundry soap, even shampoo, soap and other bathroom necessities. It was walking distance from all the shops in town, but right on the edge of the ocean so that you were removed from the noise. Plus the balcony is a great spot to watch the sunset! Highly recommended.
We have the pleasure of this apartment/house
Has one of the great wiew over the ocean with 3 balconies but the one on the top was perfect to start the day from.
The apartment had everything you need and the owner was so friendly.
It's a quiet area and the only thing you could hear was the ocean.
We will be back
This was one of the best holiday apartments we stayed in ever. And believe me, we are traveling a lot and normally choose holiday apartments. Here just everything was right:
The flat is very nice and spacious, has all the amenities you could want, has a total of 3 balconies/terraces, is in a superb location, the home owner and her father are very nice people...
The flat is exactly as shown on the photos, modern, spacious, confortable, and very well equipped. There was everything you would ever be able to need during vacation (and more). A highlight is the roof terrace from where you see the sea and can admire the sunsets. But there is also an other balcony overlooking the very nice square in front of the house with a bar below. On that balcony we also did sit from time to time. (there is also a third balcony, which you are less likely to use... just too many balconies ;-)
Then the location: Rethymno is a very nice town, but it has kind of two ends, it has a very touristy beach region (where actually we only ever drove through), then it has its old quarters that are about 30 % invaded by tourists but 70 % not. And we were in the 70 % were tourists only seldomly venture to. So you get nice bars that are filled with locals, you get a market every saturday to stock on vegetables...
So definitely extremely recommendable.
Thank you Yiouni!
This is a wonderful property that we would recommend to friends. Clean, central and comfortable, it had good kitchen facilities, great terrace overlooking the ocean, comfortable beds and sitting room, friendly manager relations (even after we locked ourselves out on the last morning) and close to excellent restaurants and attractions.
The house in very comfortable and with everything you might need: maybe the best I have seen looking for an apartment in Rethymno. Vicky was very kind and helpful.
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50% refund if cancellation takes place less than 1 month before check-in