I just want to start by saying that I strongly recommend staying with Rena if you get the chance! She is an excellent host. She met me at a cafe right at the port and walked me to the apartment. She gave me a bunch of tips on Naxos and definitely made me feel welcome immediately. She also owns a great little jazz/blues bar not far from the apartment, definitely worth stopping by if you like that kind of music. Rena lives next door so if you have any problems (I did not) she will be close by to help.
I have a friend that visited Naxos 23 years ago on vacation and fell in love and stayed for 2 years. After spending just a few days I can totally see why! Such a diverse island, old villages in the central part, remote locations in the South, beautiful scenery North and always a great beach just around the corner. People are very friendly and helpful for the most part. Really recommend renting a car but they do have a good bus service if you don't want the responsibility.
The apartment is in a great location, 3 minute walk from the port and the oldtown. It is spacious and has everything you could need. I run in to spotty internet in my travels but Rena's place has great wifi. The kitchen is well set up though I admit I did no cooking, too many good places to eat within 3 minutes walk. Try Lucullas in the old town!
Thank you Rena!!!!