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Stunning stone villa with its own private infinity pool & panoramic views - Sunset Villas 1

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,539 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Sunset Villas 1

From sunrise to sunset you will love the large patio and 'infinity' pools which seem to flow into the sea! 3 bedroom air-conditioned stone villa built in the traditional style of the Mani region, comprising 3 double bedrooms, furnished with your comfort in mind. The main bedroom is situated on the ground floor and opens to the patio and pool, whilst the remaining 2 double bedrooms both open to the upstairs patio. The Villa is orientated to take advantage of the uninterrupted coastal views, cooling sea breezes and the magnificent sunsets.

Sunset Villa is less than 2 minutes drive to the crystal clear waters that lap the edges of variety of beautiful beaches. Fresh supplies are available at the 2 well stocked supermarkets plus an excellent bakery are on your doorstep in Stoupa & Agios Nikolaos. Enjoy the wide selection of delicious Greek regional cuisine at the many excellent Tavernas and fish restaurants nearby.

If you are a serious photographer, you will of course enjoy the sunsets.

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About the property

'Sunset Villa 1

Beautiful stone villas set in an elevated position overlooking the magnificent gulf of Messinia coastline enjoy uninterrupted views from Trachila in the south, all the way towards Kalamata in the north. The sunsets from this beautiful villa will take your breath away! From sunrise to sunset you will love the large patio and 'infinity' pools which seem to flow into the sea! 3 bedroom air-conditioned villa built in the traditional style of the Mani region, each comprising 3 double bedrooms, are furnished with your comfort in mind. The main bedroom is situated on the ground floor and opens to the patio and pool. The 2 remaining double bedrooms open to the upstairs patio, and can be converted to King size beds for couples holidaying together. All 3 bedrooms enjoy the spectacular sea views. Both bathrooms are well fitted, with plenty of storage space for all your toiletries and sun products. The dining room and kitchen are furnished to high standard with everything your family needs. Sunset Villa is less than 3 minutes drive to the crystal clear waters that lap the edges of an extensive variety of beautiful beaches. Enjoy the wide selection of delicious Greek regional cuisine at the many excellent Tavernas nearby at the beaches and in the mountain villages.

Indoors: Sunset Villa is equipped with a fireplace for winter, TV with DVD player, books and games. The lounge comfortably seats 6. The furnishings are new and modern. Open plan kitchen with under counter oven, hob & extractor hood, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer. New crockery & glassware, pots and pans, cutlery, coffee machine, and a toaster. The dining area has a large square table that seats 8. All rooms are air-conditioned. The master bedroom is downstairs with an Extra - length king size bed, where you can sit up in the morning with your cup of tea and enjoy views of the sea through the double doors which open to the pool and patio. Upstairs the remaining 2 bedrooms each have 2 X length single beds which convert to a king size, double doors that open onto the shared view terrace. 1 downstairs bathroom with a bath, toilet & vanity unit. 1 upstairs bathroom with a shower, toilet & vanity unit. The washing machine, iron, ironing board are discreetly housed behind a door in the downstairs bathroom.

Outdoors: Sunset Villa has a beautiful private 'infinity' pool with rim flow edge, which seems to flow into the sea! Even so, a variety of sandy beaches are less than 2km away. Tavernas serving local cuisine are also nearby. The surrounding garden in newly planted with flowers, herbs and fruit trees. The spacious veranda stretches across the front of the villa and has a large table with a big umbrella, where you can enjoy your meals outside or just relax. You can sit and enjoy your morning coffee here, or on the upstairs patio, whilst watching the new morning emerge, or witnessing a variety of breathtaking sunsets! The villa benefits from the cooling summer breezes..

Hurray! A new road!: We now have a new tarred road leading from the main coastal road to our villa, which was laid by the municipality at the end of the 2009 season. Previous guests commented that the road to our villa was difficult, but now we are happy to say that this is a thing of the past!

Although a car is recommended, the road makes for smoother driving access and an easier walk to Aghios Nikolaos should you desire it.

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George & Gail Compton
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About George & Gail Compton

I am born in Ireland and educated in the UK but have lived abroad for many years. George & I have been married 38 years and will retire soon to Stoupa. We fell in love with the area on holiday years ago and decided to build Sunset Villas on a very unique piece of land from which the sunsets were magnificent....hence the name.

George & Gail Compton purchased this villa in 2008

Why George & Gail Compton chose Ditiki Mani

The property, at 85Meters elevation, enjoys 180 degree, uninterrupted views of the Messinian Bay in front, and the majestic Taygetos mountains at the back. The very first time that I sat on the grass on what was an undeveloped piece of land, I fell in love with the view and felt totally at peace. I knew that this could be a very special place to build our dream. I was right!

What makes this villa unique

We built in the traditional stone style, which is unique to the area, and blends in with the surrounding landscape. Sitting on the patio during the day the infinity pools seem to flow into the sea below and the quietness of the area lets you just relax and forget all those daily pressures. Evenings are amazing when you sit with a glass of wine watching whilst the sun sets - each night giving you a different and unique show of colour ranging from pink to purple to orange. You'll see what I mean for yourself!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Terrific Experience for our Family at Sunset Villas ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We spent a week at one of the Sunset Villas. The house is basically new, very well appointed, impeccably clean and perfect for a relaxing vacation for a family or party of 6. The kitchen was well stocked, great for cooking and the washing machine in the house was a great convenience. The A/C and the bedrooms were very comfortable. The infinity pool is fantastic and we did a great deal of swimming and hanging around the house, especially around sunset, which is dramatic and different every day. The views from the house are panoramic and spectacular. Our only complaint was the lack of an internet connection, which is a mixed blessing on vacation! It's nice to be completely disconnected but it would have been nice to have. There are good family beaches very close by but a car is a must to get around. The house is easily accessible from Kalamata or Athens and is in a good location to explore the surrounding region including some of the nearby mountain villages and the towns further south or to the east. There is a brand new supermarket that literally has everything one might need within a 5 - 10 minute drive. The "mirror image" companion villa is on the same property but situated in such a way as to keep each villa relatively private, though we are thinking of someday renting both villas together to be able to vacation with our extended family. The caretakers were affable and available and responsive to our minor issues and questions. Finally, the proprietor, Gail Compton, was easy to deal with and a wealth of information about the house, the area and any other questions we had. We have no regrets and we will definitely consider the Sunset Villas for one of our next vacations.

Date of arrival 05 July 2015
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Ditiki Mani around the Lefktro

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1539 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Vanity with lights & large mirror
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity with lights & large mirror
  • Bathrooms are fitted with vanities with cupboards, drawers & shelves plus lights and large mirror. The brand new bathrooms are spacious and the fittings are modern. Best quality towels and luxuriously large 'bath sheets' are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , X long
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , X long
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , X long king size bed
  • All bedrooms have double doors opening onto terraces which face the sea The master bedroom is at ground level and opens to the patio and pool. The 2 remaining bedrooms are upstairs and open to the view verandah. Every bedroom enjoys sea views. All beds are extra length. The 2 double bedroom beds convert to king size. Linen is top quality 100% cotton percale. Main bedroom king size bed has matching king size pillows. There is plenty of wardrobe, drawer and shelf space and ladies longer length dresses can be hung without creasing. We have furnished these rooms with our previous experiences and needs as holidaymakers in mind. Each bedroom has its own hair dryer in the dressing table drawer.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
With such breathtaking views you will find yourself eating all your meals, and relaxing on the large patio from early morning till after sunset. The property enjoys an elevated position which provides the stunning views of the coast, sunsets, olive groves and the mountains, yet it is only a few minutes from all the beaches, villages and amenities in the area.


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Sunset Villas 1
average rating of 4.529412 based on 33 reviews

Spacious, clean with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very easy and scenic 4 hour drive from Athens on clear, new roads to spend a week at spacious and tastefully decorated Sunset villas. Perched on the hillside one km above the quaint fishing village of Agios Nikolaos we had a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The views across the bay are stunning with a backdrop of towering peaks. We were surprised at the variety of restaurants and supermarkets all with 5 mins drive of the villa. It was so easy to get around. There is a steep, partially paved road to reach the villa from the coast road which we soon got used to. We crossed over with owners Gail and George who were charming and helpful hosts. We highly recommend both the Villa and surrounding area for a relaxing holiday if you enjoy beautiful scenery, clean beaches, great food and high quality accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We don't usually get the opportunity to cross over with our guests, so it was extra special for us to share Easter with you all. We hope to welcome you back some time in the future. Warm wishes. Gail & George
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Lovely villa ideally located

  • 4 of 5

With an amazing view and ideally located between Stoupa and Aigos Nikolas this villa is perfect for exploring the Mani. The sun sets in front of the pool every night and there are lots of local beaches and restaurants to enjoy. The villa is comfortable and clean and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location with fantastic views and incredible sunset. Nice, quiet private location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa in a quiet secluded location. Made to feel really welcome and good communication with Gail providing all info and directions from airport. All facilities and nice private pool. Close to local restaurants and cafes accessible by car and locals really welcoming and friendly. Would recommend, although limited activities if the weather is poor.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great stay in great villa. Location and views stunning

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, and thank you for your lovely comments that you left in our guest book in the villa. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future.
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Phantastic holidays

  • 5 of 5

We really have had very nice holidays in one of the SunSet Villas! All things were well prepared and we got a great support from Erin ( local manager ) during our 3 weeks stay. The house is very comfortable, fully equiped und the views over the sea and the landscape are beautiful. Don't miss the sun set - every day!!!

In the surrounding we explored a lot of highlights like the caves near by Aeropoli, cape Tainaron in the South of Mani, the old village Vatia, Mystras, Gythion, the lovely village Kardamili, etc. The sea is very clear and perfect for swimming! If you like to hike - try it, because the mountains are beautiful as well!

Andreas and the entire " gang " from Dresden, Germany

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andreas for taking the time to review our Villas. It was a pleasure having you and "the gang" stay for your 3 week break. We loved welcoming you and hope to see you again in the future. Great guests like yourselves are always welcomed back!
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The villa and the views were lovely

  • 5 of 5

The villa was one of the best I have stayed in . The furnishings including the beds were excellent. and the level of cleanliness was very high. The pool area is just wonderful - very comfortable and the views are spectacular Pool is lovely and easy to access. I would certainly recommend this villa to any one .

The road leading to the villa is steep and there is a very bumpy track at one point so just be aware of this.

The villa does not provide pool towels but i asked for some and they were provided which was a great help and we were very pleased.

There is only one thing i think is lacking ( or if they were there we did not find them) were plastic glasses ect for around the pool area to avoid any breakages where there are bare feet.

Very relaxing holiday and the villas are lovely

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and thank you for being super guests. I have noted your suggestion about non-breakable glasses for around the pool and will certainly provide these in future.
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Stoupa / Aghios Nikolaos
Nearest Motorway
38 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Stoupa / Aghios Nikolaos
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Stoupa / Aghios Nikolaos
Car: recommended

The Peloponnese is the most southern part of mainland Greece. This beautiful green peninsula plays host to almost every tourist who comes to Greece because most of Greece's important and imposing ancient sites are found here. Besides ancient monuments such as Olympia and Epidavros, the Peloponnese also serves as Greece's market garden and centre for olives, olive oil and wine production.

Many of our guests now choose to fly into Athens and hire a car from there. The new motorway starting directly from Athens airport, bypassing the city and through to Kalamata has shortened the drive from 4 hours to between 2.5 – 3 hours. All the winding mountain roads have been bypassed via tunnels through the mountains. You still see the beautiful scenery, but the slow pace behind busses and trucks has been eliminated. One of the nicest parts of the journey is to stop at Korinthos, looking at the canal and sometimes seeing a ship or a yacht pass under the bridge as you stand overhead and watch.

The dramatic Messinian Bay coastline is filled with hidden coves, beaches and amazing expanses of clear blue water , all backed by the Taygetos mountain range. On the beaches you will find for hire; sunbeds & umbrellas, pedalos, kayaks and small motor boats The area enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate .On average the sun shines for 3,000 hours per year. In July it is not uncommon to find temperatures reaching 40 degrees on same days, often cooled by the summer breezes called the 'Melteni' winds. From June to August rainfall is rare, The best way to explore this picturesque area is to hire a car and adventure!


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