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CHIC & ELEGANT 4 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL & PANORAMIC SEA & MOUNTAIN VIEW

Eileen

Advertiser since 2013
Speaks English
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Eileen

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Speaks English
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CHIC & ELEGANT 4 BEDROOM VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL & PANORAMIC SEA & MOUNTAIN VIEW

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Megali Mandinia - Serenity House

Authentic village, private & upmarket, close to golden beaches & great tavern

SERENITY HOUSE is upmarket, elegant and luxurious and is an ideal place for families, groups of friends and romantics.It sits on the edge of the panoramic village of Megali Mandinia overlooking the sea and close to the majestic Taygetos mountain range. The thriving city of Kalamata with its sweeping harbour and vast array of watersports and marina is only 20 minutes away while the pretty fishing hamlet of Kitries is only 10 minutes drive. Eleni with her donkey and goats pass by daily! The vibe of the area is relaxed and peaceful. Nowhere in Europe can you find such a beauty spot which is so majestic and yet so unspoilt.

Aside from the stunning views, Megali Mandinia has it all. Tavernas and a mini market within walking distance with a great beach only 5 minutes drive.

SERENITY HOUSE is a three story luxurious villa which has four bedrooms , four bathrooms, a fully fitted kitchen, an outdoor pool and BBQ, olive trees and a large and sumptuous covered veranda. You can be at the beach which has four bars (one with a plunge pool) in less than 5 minutes or choose to lounge by your own private pool. There is a huge covered & fully tiled veranda with comfortable outdoor sofas and loungers - this offers much needed shade in the summer. The BBQ is fully equipped and has it's own sink and separate seating area. Nightlife is only a few minutes drive to the exclusive area of Sandova beach. Or stay closer to home and wander through the village picking figs and grapes on your way. Stop at George's Cafe and have a frappe - a place where time stands still with the only sounds being the clacking of Greek worry beads.

Classics lovers can find a vast array of sites - some well known like Ancient Olympia and some unknown - but just as fascinating, and all only a short drive away.

Hiking for both the experienced and inexperienced walker can be found 20 minutes away in the Tayegatos mountain range.

A very experienced English speaking walking and cultural guide can be arranged by appointment - at a fraction of the cost you would pay with large tour operators such as Martin Randall.

For more information about this stunning and historical region please read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peloponnese

TRAVEL

TRAVEL

*Closest airport is Kalamata- 30 minutes away.

Seasonal international flights have been scheduled to fly directly to Capt. V. Constantakopoulos Airport of Kalamata (KLX) from Athens International Airport and many European destinations.

Aegean Airlines*

Aegean Airlines will continue to connect Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Sweden with Kalamata Airport, offering direct flights from cities such as Munich, Düsseldorf, Moscow, Rostov, St. Petersburg, Kiev and Stockholm and Paris.

Condor

Condor, a German based no frills global airline will connect now Germany to International airport of Kalamata (KLX) for 2014 as well. Starting from May 2014, the new routes from Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt will make it easier to reach Messinia.

Air Berlin / FlyNiKi

As of March 2014, Air Berlin / FlyNiki is flying to Kalamata from Vienna, at times allowing for convenient connections with feeder flights from Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Munich, Zurich and Paris.

Austrian MyHoliday

A direct flight from Vienna will start operating from May 2014, flying once a week each Sunday.

SAS

For 2014, Scandinavian Airlines will continue to operate a direct flight from Oslo, Norway, to International Airport of Kalamata. The flight will be available every Saturday, starting from 17th of May 2014.

easyJet

From the 10th of April 2014, easyJet will operate twice a week direct flights from London Gatwick, each Thursday and Saturday, whereas from July 1st a 3rd flight will be added each Tuesday.

Thomas Cook Airlines

Thomas Cook Airlines, is a British charter airlines based in Manchester and for 2014 it will continue to operate a direct charter flight from Manchester & Gatwick to Kalamata Airport.

Ryanair

Starting on the 3rd of May, Ryanair will offer a direct flight from Milano Bergamo to Kalamata, twice a week, every Tuesday and Saturday.

Transavia

Starting from 21st of April 2014, Transavia will offer every Monday a charter flight from the airport of Schiphol in Amsterdam directly to Kalamata airport.

Travel Service

Travel Service is a private airline company offering charter flights from Czech Republic. During summer 2014, a charter flight from Prague to Kalamata will be offered every Monday starting from 16th of June 2014.

Astra Airlines

Astra Airlines, a Greek airline based on Thessaloniki, will offer during summer 2014 direct flights from Thessaloniki to Kalamata Airport, twice a week.

Please check all national carrier sites for flights to Athens

ABOUT THE HOUSE

The decor is contemporary although the villa has traditional Greek elements such as tile, wood, marble & stone. The furnishings are upmarket and stylish and have been chosen with both care and an eye for design.

On the ground floor there is a fully tiled hallway which leads to a lounge and dining area. The lounge has comfortable sofas, a cable TV and DVD player. The kitchen is fully fitted with a fridge/freezer, a four ring hob and oven, toaster, dishwasher and kettle. This leads straight onto the large verandas with a table and chairs to eat Al-Fresco and a great outdoor sofa and chairs. Bedroom 1 has two single beds. Fitted robes. There is a shower room and toilet on this floor.

The first floor is reached via a lovely marble staircase and leads to the Master Suite with a sumptuous queen bed, huge modern bathroom and a veranda with panoramic 360 views of sea and mountains. Bedroom 3 has two single beds, and an en-suite bathroom. There is a cute balcony with spectacular views that will take your breath away.

In the lower ground floor there is Bedroom 4 with a queen size bed, a fully fitted bathroom and a useful patio area. Close by is a fig tree - help yourself - they are delicious for breakfast with Greek yogurt. Along the corridor is a washing machine and dryer . Here is also the 'Games' room with the Wii and a selection of games.

Outside is the pool with a shallow end for the children and a shower. There is a large BBQ and seating area along with a pretty landscaped garden and covered car port. There are a number of olive trees which provide shade along with delicious olive oil which is provided in plentiful quantity for you to enjoy. (Children should be supervised at all times and no diving in the shallow end).

Everyone comments that the best part of the house is the unusually large covered veranda. We guarantee that you will spend lazy days there soaking up the view, feeling the breeze from the sea and generally being serene and relaxed.

There are plenty of games including a Wii and table tennis and also a choice of pool toys to use. There is also a generous book library and a good selection of DVDs to watch through the BOSE TV stereo system.

WiFi and Air con

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

*The house is on a small but accessible road

*Nearest Mini market is 5 minutes walk. Closest supermarket is 20 minutes away in Kalamata

*Nearest Tavernas are 5 minutes walk

*In case of emergency, Kalamata hospital is 30 minutes away

*Closest airport is Kalamata- 30 minutes away.

Housekeeping:

Cleaning service provided twice a week

Mosquito repellent in all rooms

Good selection of DVDs incluing children's DVDs are provided and can be viewed thorugh the BOSE sounds system

POD docking station provided

Full set of crockery and cutlery provided

Outdoor dining seats 8

BBQ seating seats approx 12

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eileen (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks English

About Eileen

As an ex English teacher in this area of Greece, I vowed to come back one day. 5 years later, I came back with my husband and we bought a plot of land on the edge of Megail Mandinea. We then built the house to exacting standards over a period of 3 years. Every year we go back to experience the village, the views and to chill out. It is the real Greece - one that is difficult to find.

Eileen purchased this villa in 2006

Why Eileen chose Megali Mandinia

We have now decided to rent the property as we want to share this unbelievable and as yet unspoilt area. More and more flights are beginning to fly into Kalamata airport and the magic of this real gem may be lost in years to come.

What makes this villa unique

Aside from the spectacular views of the Messinian Gulf and the Taygetos mountains, everybody comments that the best part of the house is the unusually large covered veranda. You'll only want to leave the comfort of this area to dip into the pool. Spend hours relaxing, reading, drinking ouzo or fresh juice here and then think 'Where has the day gone?'.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Megali Mandinia Messinia
5

Amazing

  • 5 out of 5
What can I say... It was stunning. Beautiful relaxing and serene. Looking forward to a repeat visit!!!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Chic & Elegant 4 Bedroom Villa With Private Pool & Panoramic Sea & Mountain View
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Megali Mandinia Messinia
5

Excellent

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time in a wonderful villa. Excellent location, very nice and clean house, garden, veranda and pool. Last not least very freindly and helpful householder couple. Bernd with family inclouding young adults, aged 14 - 20.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chic & Elegant 4 Bedroom Villa With Private Pool & Panoramic Sea & Mountain View
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Megali Mandinia Messinia
5

Excellent

  • 5 out of 5
Wonderful, very clean house in an outstanding place. Really excellent. Very helpful and lovely householder couple. We had a great time and definetly liked to come back!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Chic & Elegant 4 Bedroom Villa With Private Pool & Panoramic Sea & Mountain View
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Megali Mandinia Messinia
5

Fantastic break at the aptly named Serenity House

  • 5 out of 5
Everything about our stay was perfect, from the breathtaking views and fabulous sunsets, to the fantastic pool and the relaxing shady and stylish veranda. We loved it!
The caretakers, George and Zoe were extremely welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the lovely locally produced and fresh food served by them at their Taverna in the village too.
We visited the beautiful little fishing villages and beaches just on the doorstep and ventured further along the scenic coastal road to Kardamyli, Stoupa, and Areopolis. Our children enjoyed visiting the beaches and swimming and snorkelling in the clear blue water. We rented pedlos, canoes and a motorboat and explored the volcanic rocks and even floated into a cave. We also enjoyed a day trip to the Byzantine ghost town of Mystra in the Taygetos Mountains. Simply beautiful.
We popped down to Kalamata on several evenings after discovering the fabulous ice-creams at Athanasiou and enjoyed walking along the marina.
This is top of our list as one of the nicest places we’ve ever stayed. It exceeded all our expectations and we would highly recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chic & Elegant 4 Bedroom Villa With Private Pool & Panoramic Sea & Mountain View
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Megali Mandinia Messinia
5

Simply AMAZING!

  • 5 out of 5
In 5 or 6 years of renting villas across Europe this was the best place that we have stayed in. We spent a wonderful, relaxing week at Serenity House and I would recommend it to anyone. The views are some of the best that you could ever want, the pool, the facilities and the living space are perfect for relaxing and entertaining.
The location of the villa is also hard to beat. There are a huge variety of local beaches to choose from, the village's tavernas are great and the proximity to other sites of interest like Sparta is a definite plus. It was an easy drive from the airport, which was a bonus, and the mountain roads nearby are stunning to drive through.
Perfect for families or groups of friends. You'll love it.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we are just very pleased that other people are now enjoying the area and improving the local economy.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Kalamata
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Megali Mandinea
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Kalamata
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Koroni
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Kalamata-Stoupa
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Megali Mandinea
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Tripolis
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Sandova
Car: recommended

Megali Mandinea is a picturesque village just 20 minutes outside of the bustling town of Kalamata with it's sweeping harbour, great marina and lively night-life. The village is unique in it's 360 degree spectacular & panoramic views of mountains and sea. It is a traditional Greek village with a mini market and 3 tavernas which are open all year. 1.5 km below the house is beach of Sandova - a hit with young Athenians who play bat and ball to the tunes of a DJ. Further along the beach is an area perfect for families with shallow, clear waters which are perfect for snorkelling.

Highlights

* Enjoy Kalamata olives by their hundreds in the home town of the delicacy

* Bask on the unspoilt beach of Sandova

* Relax and eat fresh fish while watching the sun set in the pretty fishing hamlet of Kitries

* Trek the Taygetos mountains and imagine the ancient Spartans doing the same

* Have an adrenaline kick with water sports in Kalamata

* Explore the splendid ruins of ancient Messini and Olympia

* Marvell at the wonderful stalactite and stalagmite formations at Diros Caves

* Coming in winter? No problem, there is a ski resort only 1 hour away near Tripolis

* Or don't move from the village, just kick back and look at the most spectacular scenery you could imagine

Megali Mandenea and the surrounding area is popular mainly with Greeks who know about it. It is not on the usual tourist map - which is why it is such a find. However with Easyjet and other major airlines now flying into Kalamata it is best to enjoy this area now before it becomes too popular.

Kalamata is a bustling Greek city which rests on a sweeping bay where you can sit and enjoy a coffee and watch the locals promenade each evening.

The area is unspoilt and stunning with plenty to do. Once you visit the Peloponnese - you'll be back.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Megali Mandinia, Messinia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2014 - 2 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
£855
for 3 nights
From
£285
£1,997
 
 
Autumn
3 Nov 2014 - 13 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
£1,297
 
 
Christmas
14 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£639
for 3 nights
From
£213
£1,497
 
 
Winter
11 Jan 2015 - 4 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£597
for 3 nights
From
£199
£1,397
 
 
Early Summer
5 Apr 2015 - 4 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,035
for 3 nights
From
£345
£2,397
 
 
High Summer
5 Jul 2015 - 30 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,155
for 3 nights
From
£385
£2,697
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £600
Notes Organic olive oil freely available
Twice weekly linen change
BBQ brics provided courtesy of the owners
There will be a refundable security deposit of £600 with each booking in case of breakages and other unforeseen damage.
The deposit is non-refundable and cancellation policy can be found in the terms and conditions that you will receive at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Megali Mandinia in Messinia

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite to bed 3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bed 4
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master bath - contemporary decor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , two single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , small patio area near fig and olive trees
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , gorgeous balcony with spectacular views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , master suite with large balcony and breathtaking views
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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