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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Maravel Apartments is situated in the middle of an extended sandy beach with the inland area covered in olive groves that extend far south until the end of the horizon and the surrounding hills, and the seafront beginning just in front of the apartments and extending to the north, a lovely and typical Cretan landscape.
This scenery offers lovely trails for a dedicated walker and sea sport opportunities for a holiday swimmer. The whole rural area however, is beautifully organized with modern hotel and accommodation complexes, tavernas, plenty of shops and a lot of attractions that promise a wonderful stay for the vacationer.
Maravel Apartments in part of a hotel complex along with Maravel Land hotel the facilities of which customers of our rental are free to use. It is a rental house built in traditional cretan architectural style with 4 apartment, 3 of which with a bedroom and living room accommodating 2 to 4 people ( 2 single beds or 1 double bed in bedroom and 2 sofabeds in living room ) and a 4th with 2 bedrooms and a living room accommodating 4 to 6 people.
Fantastic sea view northward in the middle of an extended sandy beach at the central north coast of Crete 7 km east of the town of Rethymnon. Unique view to the south over the rolling hills covered with olive groves, a typical Cretan landscape.
Ideal place for snorkeling in front of the apartments. A net of trails in the surounding area for daily excursions
Apartments with all modern facilities ideal for families searching relaxation
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Adelianos Kampos 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklon and Chania Intetnational Airport 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment consists of one bed room and a living room sleeping 4 people. There are 3 apartments of that size. A 4th apartment consists of two bedrooms and a living room accommodading up to 6 people.
Washing machine available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
The open and garden area of Maravel Apartments and Maravel Land hotel with which it consists a whole complex is more then 10 acres.
Panoramic view northward:the infinity of the Cretan sea, southward:the inland Cretan hilly landscape rich in vegetation.
Welcome bottle of wine provided on arrival.
English french and german speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
The owners of the house live in next building.
About this location
The Rethymnon Prefecture region
Geographically Crete is located in the southernmost edge of Greece and Europe. It is an island of long history which extends back to the neolithic period. World famous is it's naval power and civilization back to the first millennium BC,quite earlier then that of classical Greece.
Ruins of this civilization are of particular interest for the holidaymaker in the island.Crete is in general a mountains land covered mainly of olive groves and vineyards, hence it's main products :oil and wine of excellent quality.It has a mild Mediterranean climate.
Rethymno,built in the place of ancient Rythimna is a modern town with a lot of attractions. Local places of interest: Fortetza the Venetian Castle in the north end of the town and the Venetian Port, Arcadi a medieval monastery famous for it's participation in the Cretan revolution against the Othoman ocupation, Preveli another orthodox monastery in the south coast of Rethymno Prefecture.
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9 Sep 2014
"bella vacanza !"
Appartamento molto semplice con cucina attrezzata ,bagno salottino e camera da letto con letti separati e comodi.dal salottino si accede a un terrazzino con vista bellissima sul mare (a meno di 50 met… More
7 Sep 2014
"Excellent séjour à maravel appartements"
Nous avons passé une super semaine dans cet appartement en couple. Le cadre est magnifique, la maison typique, à seulement deux pas de la plage. Une piscine est également disponible à côté de l … More
17 Jul 2014
"In need of updating, not completely as described."
We only stayed 4 nights out of 7 that we has booked... The owner is friendly and tries to help but the apartment we had is in need of updating.... There is no toaster or grill for making toast in the … More
I am so sorry that the customers were not happy with the apartment. I emfasize to all our customer to let me know wrether they have any problem or they need en extra equepment. They never told me that they needed a toaster or grill.We keep always a stock of extra items in our neiboring house to cover customers needs. I explain also to our customers that for the time being they cannot use the swimming pool of the adjacent hotel shown in my webpage becouse this hotel has just opened after a renovation and they connot serve extra people. However they use the swimming pool of the other also adjacent hotel which is as the say smaller but also fully equeped
24 May 2014
"5 star service in offering alternative"
I can't really comment on the apartment as we didn't stay, though it looked absolutely fine from our quick tour, very clean and in a good location for us.Unfortunately, the building work on … More
11 Feb 2014
"Pretty apartment close to the sea"
The apartment was decent sized, reasonably well kept, and with a good kitchen. It's very close to the beach (less than 100m), and has full use of the facilities of the neighbouring hotels. The b… More
12 Nov 2013
"Fantastic location with superb snorkelling off the beach just outside the apartment"
Even if you only use swimming goggles you must look at the fish, crabs, Moray and octopus all living in the sea even in the shallow waters, we made room in our suitcase to bring along our own equipmen… More
14 Oct 2013
"Perfect spot for an adult vacation"
We just spent 3 weeks here enjoying the beach, quiet nights, and being as active as we wanted each day. There are so many interesting options on Crete we were never bored. The apartment is well equi… More
9 Oct 2013
"super Lage, dicht am Meer und ruhig"
In ruhiger Lage im Garten eines Hotels stehend - nur das niedrige Haus des Vermieters zwischen Unterkunft und Meer - daher nur wenige Gehmeter zum Strand. Vermieter stets ansprechbar/ hilfsbereit. All… More
6 Oct 2013
"Friendly, helpful owners and fantastic location"
After initially being dropped at the wrong accommodation by a taxi driver, Gen Maravelakis came to pick us up and take us to our apartment. He gave us a tour of the facilities and some useful advice o… More
15 Sep 2013
"Lovely stay at Maravel Apartments - Highly Recommended"
We arrived at around 12.30am to find Polychronis waiting up for us with the keys to the apartment. He was very helpful from the point of booking, responding quickly to all emails. His house is directly opposite the apartment, keeping him on hand for emergencies, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the holiday.
The apartment was exactly as described. The modest kitchen and lounge space is open plan, leading on to a pretty balcony, with views of the nearby sea. This is literally a stone throw away from the door and we slept listening to the sounds of the waves. The view from the bedroom window is beautiful. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment which had a comfortable double bed (two singles, joined with a proper mattress connector).
The location is great, just a couple of minutes walk to the main road (Adelianos Campos) where you will find a long strip of bars, restaurants and shops to chose from on foot. Just a 10 minute drive away is the pretty town of Rethymnon, which is well worth a visit, especially the old town, with plenty of choice and things to see. Some recommendations for food include Thalassografia, which is just beneath the Fortezza and boasts beautiful views of the sea. The salmon pasta was stunning. Everything was great value and lovely service. Zizzi's was also very good for local Cretan dishes (great value also) and can be found on the old road near Adelianos Campos. Although the harbour in Rethymnon is very pretty, watch out for restaurants touting for customers. We had a bad experience at 'Palazzo', after being practically forced to sit down and then goaded in to having the fish of the day (after asking for another fish dish), we were given a rather large bill at the end and at no point were told that the fish would cost almost 30 euros! A real rip off and bit of a scam.
Anyway, back to the apartment. I would describe it as basic, if what you are looking for is a luxury hotel room but we found it to be charming and traditional. You have everything you need to cook (sharp knife was a little blunt but that's nit picking) and cleaners come in every 3 days or so to change the towels and linens. So there is no need to buy toilet rolls (we made that mistake on the second day) or bin bags, as these are also replaced. Some cleaning fluid would be handy, so guests can wipe surfaces and bathroom (as cleaners don't seem to do this). There was a good hair dryer and iron provided as well. The apartment does have a small tv but we didn't turn it on once! Must be a sign of a good holiday.
We hired a car so that we could get about and see a bit more of Crete. This is handy but not essential if you're happy to stay local. There are buses running regularly to Rethymnon from the main road by the apartment. We ventured out to Agios Pelagios beach and Bali (both on the same road that travels to the apartment from Heraklion airport) but to be honest, we preferred the beach by the apartment! Much less crowded and beautiful at sunset. The local doughnut seller is amusing too.
We were also able to use the facilities of the hotel next door (pool and bar) and this was perfect. We also had a little visitor every few days, a little ginger and white cat, who was extremely friendly. He seems to love human company and would sit for as long as possible (purring loudly) if you gave him a little attention. The only thing you will want to shoo away is the mosquitoes! Take some repellent and make use of the plug ins in the apartment. You can pick up the sachets from the local supermarket for less than 2 euros.
All in all, we had a really lovely time and were sad to leave! I would highly recommend the apartments to anyone and would very happily go again.
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