|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This 250 m2 villa is built in traditional Mani (stone) style and lovingly restored from its original 1770 castle with wood fire oven still intact! The house is in a tranquil surrounding, surrounded by untouched nature with just the sound of the birds and the goat bells in the distance. The whole vibe of Villa Onor is 'far way from everything and everyone!' It is for someone who really want to relax and let go, read, sleep. cook and explore the nearby attractions. In the winter enjoy the cozy taverns, the fireplace and some red wine and in the summer go diving in the caves and soak up the soon by our pool or on a beach nearby!
The architecture is very traditional stone style yet the villa has also made sure it is still minimal and modern where it has to be. In the winter enjoy the cozy taverns, the fireplace and some red wine and in the summer go diving in the caves and soak up the sun by our pool or on a beach nearby! Flomochori village is 5 minutes away, Kotrona is 10 minutes away and Areopoli town is 15 minutes away and is a must see with beautiful cafes, taverns and small bars for those that want to be more adventurous.
Cooking is definitely a must in the villa in this top of the line Gagganeau kitchen so make sure you stock up on food and wine and get the board games (some are provided in the villa) out. The bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms (the master bath tub/rain shower). The outdoor dining is perfect in the summer or huddled by the fire inside in the winter!
The villa consists of 4 bedrooms. The first two bedrooms are opposite each other, one with two single beds and one with a double and both come with en suite bathrooms and couches that could also easily be made in a bed for a young child.
The third bedroom is in the main house by kitchen and living room and is a double with en-suite bathroom and the master bedroom on the top floor of the villa has a walk in closet and a huge bathroom with bathtub and shower.
All rooms are spaciously spread out around the villa property so as not to bother one another. An extra pull out comfy single bed is also available for a 9th person upon request.
All bathrooms are design Veloudis from Italy and are corian.
The living room is a cozy hangout with a fireplace where Thomas, our caretaker, can provide you wood should you need it, with a flat screen tv and a dvd system. We also have books, board games and some dvd’s for your pleasure.
The kitchen is an island design with corian surfaces and state of the art appliances by Gaggenau where you can all hang out with the cook and the dining outside for breakfast is facing the sea.
The villa has been lovingly restored and we, the owners consider it home. Please treat it like you would your own!!
Amenities include wifi, Olivia products in the bathrooms, live in staff (separate quarters from the villa), free basic concierge service by owner whilst you are in the villa, and daily maid service of 5 hrs a day.
Laundry, grocery shopping, meals are NOT included. If you are interested in these services please let me know and a small fee will be added.
Live in daily maid service is 5 hrs/day
Change of Linens - Twice a week
Pool cleaning - Every day or as requested
Gardening - As requested
I spend my time between Mani - Athens - Mykonos and when it all gets a little too crazy I hide out here, @ Villa Onor and I catch up on sleep, read my favourite books and go in to the town to see my local buddies. This place is truly unique and I am almost certain that you will relax and unwind - oh and smile - as much as I do when I am here! I am an avid traveller, love my country Greece and love my bulldog Lola!
If you need local tips, let me know, I would be glad to help!
Chiana Camella Coronis purchased this villa in 2006
It's a hideaway/getaway retreat in a mountain in the middle of tranquility! All you can hear is the sound of the birds and the bells of the goats nearby. The property is really private and there are no other properties near it. The views in front of the sea and the vast mountains behind add contrast. The kitchen is phenomenal for cooking and hanging out with friends and the fireplace in the winter with wine and board games is also perfect. The summer and winter have incredible hikes you can choose from, water sports, caves, cycling, and of course tavernas serving fresh fish and Greek village meats cooked in traditional pots!
Therapeutic, energising, tranquil. A place to unwind, restore and let go. Privacy for acres around and our staff, Thomas and his wife are on site for your every need. Breakfast/dinner upon request for an extra fee and hampering before arriving at villa can also be arranged. Owner also available for any tips and arrangements! Daily cleaning included.
The photographs on the website, whilst stunning, simply cannot convey the sheer beauty of this renovated castle and it's surroundings, it was breathtaking and needs to be experienced.
The accomodation was exceptional, impeccably clean and so well equipped, every detail has been thought about. The entire property is beatifully maintained and the service and information provided by the owners and their delightful staff was above and beyond the highest expectations.
The feeling of being 'at one with nature' , being able to watch the sunrise and hear (and see) the surrounding nature and wildlife resulted in a totally relaxing experience. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her time there, especially being allowed to pick the occassional vegetable from the beautifully tended plot and then help to prepare it. Despite feeling away from it all, it was so easy to drive to the nearest village or the beach and idle away a few hours in some of the lovely tavernas. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone intending to visit the Mani area and look forward to visiting it ourselves again. A perfect break.
We had a wonderful week in the villa. It is a truly beautiful historic property which has been carefully and considerately restored. It has everything you could wish for and we found it to be extremely comfortable and impeccably clean. The setting and view is amazing, as is entire Mani peninsula.
The caretaker Thomas and his family were very friendly and welcoming and took exceptional care of us. The fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden were a real treat and delicious!
We can't recommend staying here enough - we certainly didn't want to leave!
This is an amazing property to rent especially if you would like to go "off the beaten path" and away from crowds of tourists. The property itself is spectacular and extremely comfortable, clean, and we had no problems with any part of our stay at Villa Onor. The view from the villa is breathtaking, we almost never wanted to leave. The owner gave us wonderful recommendations however for excursions to beautiful historical towns, pristine beaches, and fabulous restaurants. And, what made renting this property an "over the top" experience was the onsite family who looks after the property. From the amazing meals all made with organic produce from the onsite garden, helping us with any small request we had, and overall being extremely friendly and pleasant, we were very sad to leave them and the property... they truly spoiled us! Overall a terrific experience!!
My wife was amazed to find we had almost transported our Scottish tower House to a sunshine location, no rain, no cold. The view was a daily delight, and looking out from the infinity pool to the port of Kotronas and showed you how the Eagles, your neighbours on the mountainside, saw the world.
The accommodation was fabulous a combination of the traditional but so cleverly combined with all modern day comfort and convenience, and the location whilst remote had for us the advantage of the nearby harbour of Kotronas for the boat as well as reasonable driving access to the main road links.
Thomas and his family as on site caretakers are a delightful family, and their amazing home grown vegetables almost prevented us from visiting the wonderful local restaurants. Staying there was a truly magical experience.
The house was a perfect mix of modern comfort with picturesque tradition. The view is stunning and the garden was the perfect place to spend the day between swimming in the lovely pool and then picking fresh organic vegetables from the garden and cooking in the well equipped beautifully designed kitchen. There are lovely un-touristic beaches and places to visit nearby but it was hard leaving the comfort of this gorgeous relaxing house!!!
We spent a week in this beautiful property. Our party was comprised of two families with kids ranging from 5 to 11. We had plenty of room and never felt as though we were on top of one another. The house has been lovingly restored and the owners' taste is impeccable. Chiana and her father bent over backwards to make our stay wonderful, even going as far as to make dinner reservations for us, and the caretakers (who were on site) were absolutely charming.
The region is truly a well kept secret (and long may it remain so) - a real gem. Totally unspoiled. Lovers of Corsica, Sicily and Sardinia will undoubtedly appreciate this area.
This peaceful, sleepy villa is situated high up and away from the road and is surrounded by vast mountainous terrain with a gorgeous sea view in front. It is the only piece of property here for miles and it is so quiet and serene with just the lulling sound of the birds and the bells of the goats. It is totally unspoilt and rustic and close to some delicious eateries, hiking trails, cave spotting and beaches. It is a wild landscape and maybe nowhere in Greece does a region seem so close to its medieval past.
The Mani Peninsula , also long known as Maina or Maïna, is a geographical and cultural region in Greece. Mani is the central peninsula of the three which extend southwards from the Peloponnese in southern Greece. To the east is the Laconian Gulf, to the west the Messenian Gulf. The peninsula forms a continuation of the Taygetos mountain range, the western spine of the Peloponnese. The terrain is mountainous and inaccessible. The name 'Mani' is thought to have originally meant 'dry' or 'treeless.' Until recent years many Mani villages could be reached only by sea. Today a narrow and winding road extends down the west coast from Kalamata to Areopoli, then south to Akrotainaro (the pointy cape which is the most southward soil of continental Greece and continental Europe) before it turns north until Gytheio.
The Mani, at the tip of Greece's—and Europe's—southernmost promontory, is one of the most isolated regions of the world. Cut off from the rest of the country by the towering range of the Taygetus and hemmed in by the Aegean and Ionian seas, it is a land where the past is still very much a part of its people's daily lives. The scenery is dazzling in a stark and powerful sense. Rocky hillsides with fascinating shapes descend to caves, jewel-shining seas and quiet enclaves. Mani stretches from Gythio to Cape Tainaro the mythical entrance to the underworld.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£1,000|