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George & Gail Compton

Member since: 2009
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Stunning stone villas each with its own private infinity pool & panoramic views - Sunset Villas 1

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Messinia - 'Sunset Villas' 1 & 2

2 Self catering villas each with a private pool near Stoupa & Aghios Nikolaos

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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Details for holiday villa Sunset Villas 1 , 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

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.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
George & Gail Compton (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks English

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.

Why George & Gail Compton chose Messinia

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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based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Sunset Villas 1
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 27 reviews

The best holiday you will ever have!!

  • 5 of 5

After staying in one of the sunset villas, my family of 5 and I already want to go back! The friendliness of stoupa, the infinity pool, the sunsets and views every day made this holiday the best we will ever have. I think it's fair to say the views are truly breathtaking in both morning and evening. The villa had everything we needed as soon as when we walked in the front door. I have recommended sunset villas to many friends, family etc. Eventhough in stoupa there is not many activities for young children such as waterparks, we completely forgot about this hectic stress that can usually occur on a holiday! Only to leave us with a PERFECT stay. Not to mention how reasonably priced the food in Restaraunts, the boat hires and the dolphin watching is- it was a truly refreshing relaxing and unforgettable stay, thanks again and we are looking forward to coming back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you J & G for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Stoupa is indeed friendly and welcoming. We are very fortunate to have our villas stand on such a special spot! We look forward to welcoming you back again this year.
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brilliant and just perfect many thanks.

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in these villa's every year since 2009 and I've stayed at other villa's around Stoupa and I can honestly say I'm in love with this place.

For a start you land in kalamata beautiful little airport after picking up our car we made our way down through kalamata a lovely busy City , once through the city you start making your way up up the mountains once at the top the views are breath taking and one of the best drives I've ever taken. After about 35 mins you come out the other side of the mountains and start the see the villages again just stunning!

After making your way through Stoupa you find your turning up the the villas , from the car rental place it was 40-45 mins.

The villas themselves are just stunning. The thing I like the most about these villas is that they are very warm and safe, a little place of paradise. The building is very well finished and the attention to detail it just perfect. The rooms are well fitted spaces and just have everything you need for your stay, one thing that stands out is the quality of the bedding and beds( small thing but I just like it). Kitchen fully furnished and well stocked and I love that people leave things of their memories at the villas year after year. Outside the villas are beautiful. The pool area is perfect and the infinity edge is a real nice touch.

The villages are just amazing. Stoupa beach is very nice but I prefer kalogria because of the sand. Other good beaches to go to are kardamyli and there are two beaches in between Stoupa and kardamyli which are easy to see and find and are worth a visit.

Eating out is a real highlight of the holiday. What I will say is, don't just stick with one taverna that you like. Try all of them as each one is different and have different specials.

If you have a car please please please go for a drive it will add another dimension to your holiday ! I would say go south about 2 hours 40 mins you can go see the most southern tip of mainland Europe and the route is amazing. Some of the villages you pass through are stunning.

I could just go on and out but must stop here. The prices I can't complain about I'm a big believer in you get what you pay for in life and this place you do ! If you're having any hang ups about taking this holiday just dot! Jump in , and I promise you will return again just like we do!


  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sean. We really enjoy welcoming you and your family back each year and hope to be able to do so in the future. You are right, the Mani is beautiful and taking time explore is very worth while! See you in 2016.
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A walkers paradise

  • 3 of 5

The elevated position of this villa ensures you have a stunning view. The accomodation was well presented and we ate on the patio most evenings. There are many nice tavernas to choose from in Aghios Nikolaos, however a car is required as this is the price you pay for having such a wonderful view.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review or Villa. Yes we agree the views and the sunsets are wonderful, and a car is necessary if you want to take advantage of exploring all the beautiful villages up the mountain and the stunning scenery along the beautiful Messinian coastline. As artists, we hope that you were able to capture the essence of our unique area. Our very best wishes to you all. Gail & George.
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5 star Holiday accomadation.

  • 5 of 5

First class Holiday accommodation. Very relaxing, wonderful Greece, Wonderful Stoupa my 5th Visit to Sunset Villas says it all.

I just pine to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we love welcoming you all! Here's to many more!
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Felt like home, but better!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived, after a nice drive through the mountains, to find the beautiful villas that we insist on coming to for the last few years... It always feels like coming home!

We have come back to Stoupa for 9 years and these properties are the best we've stayed in so far. Having stayed in villas ranging from; in the groves near ag. Nicolas to lefktron, these villas are in an incredible location. The views are spectacular, both of the coast and the taygetos. It's also clear why they're named 'Sunset'.

The beds are very comfortable and the rest of the facilities are great. Everything you could need.

We thoroughly enjoy our time in the villages and beaches along the coast such as Stoupa, Kardamyli and pantasi beach. But it's also nice to have the ability to relax by your own pool. And even though there was some building noise, it was really nice to hear the sounds of the village life rather than feel like we were at a resort.

It was also great this year to have discovered scuba diving at dive code on Kalogria beach! Having now discovered what amazing things there are to see under the sea at my favourite beaches I can't wait to come back next year!

Thanks for having us again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We initially welcome our guests as strangers, and we hope that they leave as friends. This has been the case with so many of our returning guests which includes your lovely family. See you in 2016!
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in these Villas twice a year for the past 4 years. We always return for the comfort, excellent location and the views that these villas give you. We've stayed in other accommodation in the area but the location and facilities of these, mean we are always eager to return. We have booked again for 2016

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such loyal guests! We love welcoming you back and look forward to welcoming you again next year!
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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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Prices for this holiday villa in Stoupa, Messinia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
14 May 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Oct 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £152

BREAKING NEWS!! For our English guests - EasyJet has scheduled direct flights from Gatwick airport to Kalamata on Saturdays

We require a 200 Euro security / breakage deposit, which will be refunded at the end of your stay minus a 100 Euro end of stay cleaning charge.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Messinia in Peloponnese

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 142 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 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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