Master bedroom second viewOpen kitchen plan with dinning and living room
Sea View at Casa Maistra beach apt.
Sea View at Casa Maistra beach apt.

Entire home/flat

5 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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A spacious 60m² apt. located in the center of the pedestrian promenade, where the old town meets the sandy beach of Rethymno. One of the 3 restored apts of my family's residence (1895) with unobstructed sea views of the venetian port and marina.

The space

This family apartment features facilities such as fully equipped kitchen, living room area, dining area and separate bedrooms. The master bedroom is on the beach front with a double bed 160 x 200 and a sea view balcony. The second smaller bedroom is on the second level and has a single bed which opens up to double - for one extra guest - and has an exit to a roof veranda. A 5th guest can also sleep on the single sofa bed in the living room. Every room is equipped with flat screen satellite TV, air-conditioning and double glass window/balcony doors to ensure a relaxing holiday. You will also find an office desk with a laptop computer, a cordless phone and of course free of charge Wifi.

Guest access

The entire apartment is accessible to guests. The property has 2 more apartments (one next door and one upstairs). Every apartments has its own entrance from the main stairway. This apartment also has exit to a private veranda with table and chairs. Guests get both keys for the main entrance and their apartment entrance.

Interaction with guests

I am available to guests 24/7 for anything they need as i live very close to the property. There is a phone in the apartment that you can call me when you need. The reception bell at the main entrance also rings to my cell phone

Other things to note

During season (April to October) all old town is pedestrianized and Akadiou street (main entrance) is open to cars only from 6am to 11am while the promenade road is closed for cars from 8pm till 12.30 am. 1041K123K2674401

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/flat

Buzzer/wireless intercom

Extra people £9 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 7%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Guests are expected not to smoke inside the apartment, respect the property and treat it like their own home. Also respect others guests that stay in neighboring apartments and avoid to be extra noisy especially during resting hours.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One small flight of stairs and one more for the second bedroom (loft)
No parking on property - 10 min walk free parking, 5min walk paid parking


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Caitlin User Profile
September 2017
We cannot say enough about Marinos and the sea view apartment. The apartment is so tasteful and lovely--we wish we had chosen to stay there our entire trip. Marinos also made the best recommendations for food and things to do, not only for Rethymno but for the surrounding areas. We had such a memorable and beautiful day after we left (we went to Kalivaki Beach and the Garden of Arkoudiana for lunch, before heading to Chania). Thank you, Marinos, for everything!

Lynda User Profile
September 2017
Our experience at Marinos' villa was by far the best with Airbnb so far! He really went the extra mile to make everything perfect! He picked us up from the bus station, took the extra time to explain everything (including providing tourist guidance & tips), left us drink and wine in the fridge, and even left us fresh bread & pastries! The apartment is exactly as shown in the pictures and more! I will definitely return here again! Marinos makes you feel like his guest, rather than a renter!

Beth User Profile
August 2017
From the beginning of our acquaintance with Marinos, he was a delight. He helped us find a parking spot late in the night. He had the fridge stocked with food and champagne and water. His place is beautiful and he really thinks of everything from a robe to items for the beach and umbrella. His hospitality is world class and anyone going to Rethmyno is lucky to stay at his place.

Diana User Profile
July 2017
This is a beautiful apartment in the perfect location! We loved it! Marinos is an excellent and attentive host and was always there to help us with even our smallest request. The refrigerator was stocked with sodas, wine and snacks when we got there, so we did not have to rush out to get food. The apartment has a balcony off the master bedroom with a view of the Rethymnon harbor, and is located in the middle of the downtown area, with hundreds of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants right downstairs. Everything in the apartment was extremely nice and comfortable and even laundry service was provided. I highly recommend staying here!
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Response from Marinos:
Thank you so much! It was a big pleasure to have you here and get to know you. All the good comments are highly appreciated especially coming from you with such deep knowledge in renovations. If you ever be in my town surely let me know.
July 2017

Chintan User Profile
May 2017
We loved our stay at Marinos apartment. The apartment is excellent - very clean, great location and very well styled with attention to detail like toys for our kid. Marinos was a great host. He had freshly baked bread ready for us when we arrived and also got us homemade olive oil. We highly recommend staying here. One of our best experiences with airbnb!
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Response from Marinos:
Thank you so much for your nice review. It was my pleasure to have you even for short time. Hope to see you maybe again sometime. My best to your family.
May 2017

Brooke User Profile
March 2017
I highly recommend this place for a visit. Marinos was so welcoming and gave great recommendations for tips around town. He was easily accessible to communicate with. We loved talki with him and he even gave us some lessons on basic Greek phrases to use around town. They were so helpful. It was above and beyond our expectations!
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Response from Marinos:
Thank you for your nice words and i hope i will have a chance to meet some or all of you again in the future on a summer brake.
March 2017

Dena User Profile
July 2016
Casa Maistra exceeded our expectations on all fronts -- and we are picky! We arrived way too early, so Marinos met us in a nearby cafe and answered all our questions about Crete while the apartment was being readied. Then he took us to the apartment and explained how everything worked. We had read the apartment description before arrival, but hadn't realized how lovely and well-appointed the place would be. Our apartment had two stories: a bedroom loft and private rooftop patio upstairs for the mornings, and downstairs the living room, kitchen, bedroom, and lovely terrace looking out over the palm trees and beach of old-town Rethymno. The whole apartment was a combination of beautifully restored stone, modern luxury, and scenic views. And the location could not be beat! Steps from the beach, cafes, and old-town. We highly recommend a stay at Sea View.
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Response from Marinos:
Thank you have been great and i am really flattered by your nice comments on my place... coming especially from you...thank you a lot. Hope we see us again...
July 2016

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Rethimno, GreeceJoined in November 2015
Marinos User ProfileMarinos is a superhost.

I was born in Rethymno but lived most of my life in Athens and NY where i did my studies in Business and Marketing and also worked for the Greek National Tourist Office. In 2006 returned to Rethymno as a business loan manager at the local Alpha bank branch and in 2009 decided to renovate my families residence into three comfortable apartments. I enjoy meeting people from around the world, offering warm-hearted hospitality and helping them have great holidays in Crete.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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