Self catering Luxury stone villa with private pool

Eparchiaki Odos Chosiariou-Gerolimena, Gytheio, Peloponnese, Greece

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.5
Sleeps 8
Per week $2,000 - $4,000
Type: Villa
Description of the Gytheio vacation villa rental
Located in a gorgeous setting in the South of the Peloponnese,
this wonderful property has been finished to an incredibly high
standard and offers luxurious accommodation for up to 8
guests. The views from the pool terrace are sweeping over a
beautiful bay, a situation than induces a state of perfect
relaxation.
Comfortable and beautiful, perfect for those seeking a
luxurious and private villa as a base to explore the magic of
Mani.
Mani House is located in the Gythio Region which is an area of
the Peloponnese, rich in history and wild. The Maniots were
strong and the area on Mani was left independent in times of
invasion throughout the ages. The traditional buildings were
stone and fortresses-like since many squabbles and vendettas
amongst the families of Mani meant that people build homes to
protect themselves. Elements of this traditional style are
reflected in the design of Mani House. The stone features blend
well with a clean and modern interior where comfort has never
been neglected. The property is fine and nobel, offering a high
level of practicality and featuring all modern conveniences
including a sound system that can be diverted to many
different areas of the house. Relaxing by the pool and dining
under the stars whilst listening to ones favourite CD.
The main entrance to the property is from the pool terrace.
The door is wooden and solid and leads to a bright and
spacious central living area. Each part of this central living
space fits beautifully into a perfectly designed interior. The
colours are simple, creams and stone, with a flagged floor than
runs throughout. The shutters are painted in pale pistachio and
bright magenta has been introduced throughout the soft
furnishings and dining chairs which gives a shock of brilliance
to the colour scheme. Large French style doors lead from
every area to the pool terrace which offers a perfect place to
relax for every part of the day. Sunloungers surrounding the
pool, shaded areas to dine and a huge oak tree to give shade
whilst playing a game of chess or backgammon, or simply
enjoying the evening breeze over a good book and a glass of
wine.
The kitchen is located at the rear of the large central living
space and is fully equipped with all modern conveniences and
direct access to a patio at the back of the house which takes
on a traditional, cafe-style appearance featuring pretty, metal
chairs and tables and a BBQ and bread oven to conjure up the
flavours of Greece.
On the same level but in a separate wing are three bedrooms.
One has a double bedroom, en-suite facilities and a large
dressing area. Next there is a twin bedroom which is
accompanied by a separate bathroom and finally a second
double bedroom with en-suite facilities. All bedrooms have
direct access onto the pool terrace.
Upstairs is an office with en-suite facilities and a comfortable
double sofa bed. This room benefits from a balcony and is
decorated in the same shades as the rest of the house.
For the comfort of all guests, there is a caretaker who looks
after the property and he lives in a self-contained apartment
on the basement level. He is very discreet and tends to the
pool and garden first thing in the morning and in the evenings
leaving guests to enjoy their privacy at all other times of the
day unless he is needed. On this level, there is also inside
parking for 2-3 cars.
The Mani House is located in a large piece of land which has
been planted with colourful indigenous plants, shrubs and
trees. The stone paths, steps and walkways meander through
the property and below is an area beneath an old oak tree
which gives the most wonderful shade in the heat of the day
which draws up a cool breeze from the sea below.
The property is very well located in terms of accessing the
beach and tavernas, shops and cafes which are all a short
drive away.
The Mani House is really exceptional and is situated in a part
of Greece that is truly beautiful, unspoilt and wild

George Iasemidis

Area Info
-Beaches:

”Paralia Skoutariou” (ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΣΚΟΥΤΑΡΙ),

is the nearest and most lovely sandy beach, just 4 minutes by car. It is there where “Kalamakia” fish tavern is located by the beach.”
Follow the road to Skoutari village out of Kalivia. Turn left at the first road you meet on your left hand side. Follow the sign to “Kalamakia” parking. Park your car and walk on foot to the direction of the beach.

”Praralia “Kamares”, (ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΚΑΜΑΡΕΣ) is as
well, close to the house, not more than 5 minutes by car, a sandy beach extended to 1.5Km long. Visiting that beach it is recommended that you chose its upper end in “Kamares” village. Driving out of Kalivia, turn right, down the road to the sea. Continue driving till you meet on your right hand side, the old stone Bridge. Turn right to the direction of the bridge. (Do not use the bridge). At the sign to “Kamares”, turn again right and follow this road till its end. Park your car and after swimming, you can choose between two local taverns for lunch.

Paralia “Vathy”, (ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΒΑΘΥ) 8 minutes drive,
is a sandy beach near by hotel “Belle Helene”. Turn right driving out of the village to the direction of “Vathy /Ageranos/Kamares”. Follow the road down to the sea, continue till you meet at your right hand side the old stone bridge, (do not use the bridge). Turn right and follow the road to “Ageranos” village (without turning right to Kamares village). Once past “Ageranos” village, keep driving down the road. At your right is now “Belle Helene” hotel. Park your car, and pass through the hotel’s entrance to the beach.


”Paganea” (ΠΑΓΑΝΕΑ) seashore, is 2 to 3 minutes drive from the cottage. This is a small port for fish boats. Leaving the entrance of the villa turn left, following down the road.
At the first turn to the right. Keep driving down till you meet the sea. Beyond “Paganea” seashore, within a distance of 3 minutes drive, there are two more picturesque little gulfs, 5 minutes away from each other, very quiet and calm, out of the crowds, for only few admirers, ideal for those who seek tranquility and isolation.
Leaving the entrance of the villa turn left, following down the road. At the first roads cross keep driving straight ahead. Drive slowly since the
road becomes narrow and difficult. Meeting the first choice to turn right drive till you meet the beach


”Petalea” (ΠΕΤΑΛΕΑ) beach: is located at “Mavrovouni bay”, is a sandy beach organized with umbrellas, chaise long, coffee and bar service at the beach, and a restaurant for those how want to have lunch after swimming.
Drive straight ahead out of Kalivia village. Follow the road without turning left or right, till you meet with the high way. Turn right with a
direction to Gythion. At the end of this road, just in front of you the Saint Constantine’s Orthodox Church. Turn to the right. Keep driving till this road becomes quiet larger, with 2 lanes in each direction. Then drive slowly looking after a sign with direction to Gythio. Gythio is signed with two different directions. The one indicates straight forward drive, while the other direction indicates turn to the right. Follow the second choice, by turning right. Keep driving carefully since the road is an old one, and has quiet often turns right and left. When meeting the beginning of a straight road, turn right at the wooden sign indicating "Petalea”. (Be careful so you will not miss the turn off the road). Keep driving to the sandy beach, where you park you car.
Taverns
Vassili’s (Thalami): Fish tavern At Ageranos (ΑΓΕΡΑΝΟΣ) village. Mainly open all day. Grilled fresh fish, fried small fishes, squid, octopus e.t.c. Grilled meat, and traditional Greek oven, Italian pastas etc.
Located at Ageranos village is a pleasant place to sit and have your lunch in front of the sea view.
Driving out of Kalivia, turn right with direction to Vathi/Kamares/Ageranos” (ΒΑΘΥ ΚΑΜΑΡΕΣ
ΑΓΕΡΑΝΟΣ). The road will lead you down to the sea level and driving with slow speed, you will meet on your right hand, an old stone built small bridge (be careful you don’t miss the spot). Turn to the right, (don’t use the bridge), just follow the road (avoid to turn right to Kamares/ΚΑΜΑΡΕΣ), Soon the road climbs up to a small
hill. At the very top, of the hill the taverna is the first building to meet from the village, which climbs on your right hand slope.


George’s tavern: Located at "Drossopigi"(ΔΡΟΣΟΠΗΓΗ) village, at the upper spot of
a small mountain Open mainly at evening, A good inexpensive

grilled food, some local dishes, eggs with “syglino” (Smoked pork or pork sausage with aromatic herbs such as thyme, or oregano, mint, e.t.c, stored in lard with orange peel), traditional Greek oven dishes, such as, mousaka, pastitsio stuffed vegetables etc.
Driving out of the village follow the direction to Skoutari (ΣΚΟΥΤΑΡΙ) village. When you meet the high way to “Areopolis/Gythion”, you turn right. Keep driving at low speed, observing for the sign to Drossopigi (ΔΡΟΣΟΠΗΓΗ) village, on the left hand side of the road. Turn left and
soon after that, as soon as you meet the sign (ΔΡΟΣΟΠΗΓΗ) turn to the right following the sign, leading up to the mountain top at the main square of the village where you park your car.


Skoutari (ΣΚΟΥΤΑΡΙ) fish tavern (Kalamakia/ΚΑΛΑΜΑΚΙΑ): Located at the sand beach of Skoutari village serves inexpensive fish they catch with their own boat, and Greek dishes. It is a nice place for having lunch after a bath in the crystal clear sea waters, of the Paganea gulf. It is as well recommended for an evening drink, or meal. Follow the road to Skoutari village out of Kalivia. Turn left at the first road you meet on your left hand side. Follow the sign to “Kalamakia” parking. Park your car and walk on foot to the direction of the beach.


Kotronas (ΚΟΤΡΩΝΑΣ) is a picturesque fishing port
and small seaside resort on the edge of a bay. It is a lovely place by the
sea, for a coffee or a drink. You even can have your dinner or lunch, at the fish tavern located on the main square of the village.
Drive straight ahead, out of Kalivia village. Follow the road without turning left or right, till you meet the high way. Turn left, and keep follow the road which leads you to “Kotronas” village.
Do not miss “Helias” tavern in Karvellas (Καρβελάς) village. Every Saturday serves baby spit- roast pork. Try as well “Makarounes” and “Siglino” with eggs, which are both tradional dishes
of “Mani”.
Drive straight ahead, out of Kalivia village. Follow the road without turning left or right, till you meet the national road (high way). Turn right with a direction to Gythion. At the end of this road, just in front of you the Saint Constantine’s Orthodox church. Turn to the right. just follow the road at low speed looking for sign to “Karvellas Panitsa” on your left hand side at a turn of the road.. Follow the road up to the village. You will meet the tavern a few meters before you turn right to meet the main village square,
where you can park your car. Walk on foot down, to the direction of the tavern

Fish Taverna “Takis” Limeni
The Sunset
Driving down the slope of the mountain, “Limeni” (ΛΙΜΕΝΙ) suddenly appears inside a small cove with old stone houses hung on
the Rocky hillside with cypress. The side of the sea with its deep
blue colour is a unique landscape that you rarely meet elsewhere. The turquoise waters of the seashore are not salty, because they are coming through subterranean flows from the rocks. It does worth to watch the sunset from “Takis” tavern. The superb fresh fish at this small restaurant in Limeni, the port of Areopoli, draws locals from as far away as “Kalamata”, so be sure to make a reservation if you want a seaside table. This is not the place to eat if you are squeamish about seeing fish prepared a few feet away from where you are eating. On the other hand, the seafood here is so good that you may find yourself coming back for meal after meal while you are in Mani. The seafood's price is not cheap;
be sure to ask for prices unless price is not an issue.
The lobster “diavalo” (lobster with spaghetti in a tangy sauce with green peppers) is among the memorable "fancy" dishes, but a plain grilled fish is equally delicious.
Drive straight ahead out of Kalivia village. Follow the road without turning left or right, till you meet with the high way. Turn left with a direction to Gythion. At the end of this road, just in front of you the Saint Constantine’s Orthodox Church. Turn to the left to the direction of “Areopoli” (ΑΡΕΟΠΟΛΗ) Before entering the town turn right at he sign to “Limeni” on your right hand side. Keep driving down till the sea level, before the last left turn of the road, leave the main road turning to the left.


Gythio: (ΓΥΘΕΙΟ) taverna “Potis” (ΠΟΤΗΣ): This is a good traditional taverna by the sea in Gythio. There you can find fresh fish, octopus, calamari, (squids), and other fish dishes.
Drive straight ahead, out of Kalivia village. Follow the road without turning left or right, till you meet with the high way. At the end of this road, just in front of you the Saint Constantine’s Orthodox
church. Turn to the right. Keep driving till this road becomes quiet larger, with 2 lanes in each direction. Then drive slowly looking
after a sign on your right hand, with direction to Gythio. Gythio is signed
with two different directions. The one indicates straight forward drive, while the other direction indicates turn to the right. Follow the first choice, driving straight forward. Entering the town of Gythio you continue driving down the road to the sea. Around the corner on the south side is the coastal road lined with fish taverns, which end by the small island called Kranai”. Just opposite the small island “Kranai” park your car, and enjoy your food at
the taverna.

In Gythio you can find a variety of restaurants and taverns along the walk of the coastal road.


-Bars

“Areopolis” and mainly ¨Gythion” are the nearest towns where you can find a varity of bars and coffee
shops..
Property Rates
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Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jan 29 2014 Nov 03 2014 - - $2,000 - 1 week
Jul 19 2014 Aug 31 2016 - - $4,000 - 1 week
Aug 31 2014 Sep 28 2014 - - $2,100 - 1 week
Nov 04 2014 Apr 11 2015 - - $2,400 - 1 week
Jan 01 2015 Apr 21 2015 - - $3,367 - 1 week
Apr 22 2015 May 31 2015 - - $2,000 - 1 week
Jun 01 2015 Jun 29 2015 - - $2,300 - 1 week
Jun 30 2015 Jul 19 2015 - - $3,100 - 1 week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: - Refundanle deposit in Euro:A minimum of Euro 800 -Advance payment 40%,or full payment if booking is within 8 weeks. -Adequate holiday insurance covering you and all members of your party must be arranged prior to departure and taken with you when you travel. This is a condition of renting "Mani house". 8-The cost for periods exeeding two weeks are aggreed on case by case basis
Payment Options: Money Order
Other Fees: -Maximum free electricity consumption 100 kilo watt per week of stay the above limit per week is exceeded
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