|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
We arrived in the dark, pretty late, and so right away I noticed the wonderful smells. Sage, lavender, oregano, rosemary and many others - the Villa is the best smelling place we have been!
Stoupa is still very small and charming and it doesn't feel crowded even now in July / August.
What made our stay extra enticing for me was that the sea is crystal clear, you can see every rock on the bottom. The water had a silky texture and there were no big waves or undercurrents to worry about.
In the evenings we ate at wonderful Tavernas at the beach and in the hill towns. Delicious!
We loved every minute of our time at Sunset and in Stoupa, and we'll be returning guests!
Fabulous villa in great location. We have already booked again for next year!
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.
We had a wonderful week in sunset villa. The views are magnificent. The villa is just as it looks in the pictures; bright, modern, well furnished and maintained to a high standard. We spent the week walking in the mornings and relaxing by the pool in the afternoons. There are some really lovely walks in the area which join ancient donkey tracks between the pretty hill villages. There are some very good tavernas in Agios Nikolaos at the bottom of the hill which we also walked to. A bit of a struggle back up but good for the digestion. Local supermarkets in Stuopa are modern and well stocked and there is an excellent bakery there as well. We have very fond memories of our week and would love to return there.
We have stayed here 3 years running and have booked again for this year. These villas are beautiful, the location is so beautiful the sunsets are stunning, every night a different colour. Quiet, peaceful relaxing a truly wonderful holiday. Villas are tastefully decorated with everything you could need. Local tavernas all serve delicious Greek food. Very friendly people in the Mani Region. Myself and my husband and children all agree this is definitely the best place to holiday. Lovely beaches, great walks through hills.
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!