2 fully equipped holiday cottage villas are nestled in our organic olive/fruit grove with surrounding subtle planting that adds splashes of colour to the natural environment and creates areas in which to relax. There are stunning views from the veranda and roof terrace down to the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Our villas comes furnished /equipped with all mod cons and appliances that you would expect in accommodation of this high standard. The 10 X 4M swimming pool is a 150m stroll through the gardens and has sun loungers and sofas on which to unwind. The shaded breakfast /dining area adjoins and also has fantastic views to amaze. Ideally located to discover the various local attractions of antiquity and beautiful landscapes that are situated in this unspoilt corner of Greece.
- Villa699 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Villa Sol and Gaia
Seabreeze Holiday Villa Greece
Seabreeze Holiday Villa Rentals Greece, comprise of 2 fully equipped, two bedroom self catering holiday houses & 1 spacious 3 bedroom house in a tranquil location nestled amongst olive & fruit groves,with awesome sea views & swimming pool, air-conditioning and WiFi internet. Only 1.5km from charming seaside villages of Methoni/ Finikounda & 800m to sandy beach. You can enjoy al-fresco dining on a shaded veranda, perhaps cooked on the barbecue, whilst gazing down onto the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Laze in a hammock or by the pool. Enjoy a walk in nature.
Take advantage of the many local tavernas serving tasty original Greek food. Explore the numerous archaeological sites of antiquity,original fishing villages or mountain tracks.
Our villas are furnished to the highest standard and include everything to make your stay comfortable. Nestled in our olive grove with nothing to disturb the peace apart from morning bird song and mid day cicadas. Ideally located to explore the various local attractions, the area has something for all ages to enjoy.
Relax and unwind: Relax and unwind from the stresses of modern living in a hammock or around the pool. Take a stroll along the seashore, through the charming town or into the stunning surrounding countryside. Swim or windsurf in the safe clean sea and sunbathe on some of the countries finest sandy beaches only 800m away. go fishing or take a boat trip to the nearby island of Sapienza .Whatever you choose to do we are sure you will find this a destination to wish to revisit time again.
Your hosts Simon and Idit offer the following additional services to compliment your holiday experience...
Idit is a Teacher of Concious Movement Meditation Practice ( Open Floor) and would like to invite guests to take part in a guided movement session in the heart of the olive grove or one of her sessions in the local area.
Simon is a Professional Photographer and would like to invite guests to go on a giuded photo tour of the most scenic spots within the local area.
Explore: Explore the many local attractions, including Olympia ( original site of the Olympics) Ancient Messene and Nestors Palace. Also the impressive castles of Methoni, Koroni and Pylos.
Visit Voidakilla a nature/bird reserve and unspoilt lagoon/bay of outstanding natural beauty. Koroni, Pylos and Finikounda original Greek towns of charm and beauty nearby. Kalamta a bustling cosmopolitan town with its many piazzas, bars, cafes and chic shops/boutiques. Visit the area of the Mani a breathtaking rugged landscape with delightful Kardimylli or resort of Stoupa.
Watersports and horse riding : Enjoy a day on the sea, viewing Methoni and Finikounda from another perspective. Explore the hidden coves and offshore islands' beaches. There are various spots along the extensive coastline for water sports activities.
Fishing is a popular past time and many shops have tackle and bait.
Windsurf equipment is available for hire and tuition is also available for catamaran sailing and kayaks.
The local Dive centre offers P.A.D.I qualification courses, equipment rental, snorkeling tours and boat hire to explore the bays, coves and unspoiled reefs.
Also locally why not spend some time horse riding through olive, lemon and orange groves, riding through the countryside, villages or along the beach on a guided trek.
The South Western Peloponnese has a great all year climate for holidays. A warm Spring from March/April with carpets of wild flowers. A summer with refreshing mild sea breezes to take the edge off the summer sun. Comfortable long lasting Autumns great for walking from mid September through to late November.
An area of diversity and natural beauty for all ages to enjoy.
We welcome you with a hamper of our organic produce including our extra virgin olive oil, olives, our fresh free range eggs ( which children are welcome to collect), home baked bread, jam, cooled mineral water and a cold beer. Our 2 acre site ( 8000m2) incorporates various aspects of eco and agritourism. We rear chickens, for their delicious free range organic eggs and have a developing organic vegetable and fruit garden using permaculture methods. All our seasonal produce is provided in the welcome pack to sample.
Our produce of seasonal vegetables, olive oil, olives, marmalade and fresh eggs are available on request
To aid in finding the balance between, relaxing in the house or around the grounds and pool, and exploring the attractions of the local area, we provide our personal guide booklet. With recommendations to: sites of interest, beaches and places of natural wonder to visit, local walks, and tavernas offering a traditional and authentic Greek menu.
Guests arriving without a car may use the service offered by Simon as a taxi and local guide.
For out of season travelers (October to April) we offer a place of respite and peace. Spend some quality self-time, take stock, reassess or plan a new direction. Seabreeze is a great place to retreat and explore your inner qualities.
Ideal for writers and artists, those on a sabbatical or anyone just wanting some quiet time.
Please enquire for off season , reduced rates for longer stays or retreats.
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- 8 Nov 2018
We moved to Greece with our 3 kids in 2005. We have built a small tourist accommodation business and our family home, within a 2 acre olive grove facing the sea, to get 'back to our roots'.Living and working closer to the flora and forna of the Mediterranean in a wild and rugged environment, and offering our children an alternative experience. After the adventures, mishaps and wonders of the initial couple of years, we are now settled into our seaside village life. We take a pride in cultivating and caring for our 200 majestic olive trees. Pruning and shaping the form for optimum health. The fruits are harvested by the whole family in late November and all the local groves are a whirl of activity. We bag up the olives and take them to the local press where we enjoy the lively banter with the other farmers. The cold press extraction produces a liquid gold extra virgin oil that is second to none!
Simon purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Simon chose Methoni
We have developed a love for this unspoilt corner of Europe and take great pleasure in hosting guests from all over the world. We intend to help facilitate you enjoying a great holiday in this truly wonderful area which has something to offer all ages.We live onsite and are available for any advise or recommendations. It is of the utmost importance that we provide our guests privacy and quiet in a safe and clean environment, so they have the possibility to enjoy a memorable holiday.
What makes this Villa unique
All our farming activities from: harvesting, feeding and maintaining our 200 olive trees, vegetable garden and fruit orchards incorporate organic and permaculture methods, helping in maintaing healthy soil and minimize water usage. All garden plants are endemic and selected to have minimal water requirements and are watered using a drip system, again conserving water wherever possible. Our chickens are free range and aid us in sharing the kitchen waste with our compost bin as well as providing enormous tasty eggs. As often as possible we use recycled materials for outside building projects ( greenhouses, pergolas, raised vegetable beds, walls, paths, animal shelters, tree houses etc) often combed from beaches when storms have delivered timbers. We have restored and converted a stone store room to form the master bedroom of one house using local methods, craftsmen and materials. Our swimming pool incorporates the most energy efficient filter system and liner. Thus enabling us to keep her filled with water even in winter and only having to refresh the water by a third instead of 100% every spring.
Pool / Spa
Pretty, private, well-equipped, beautiful location
We loved our stay - such a wonderful location, beautiful and friendly (property and Methoni area!). The location of the cottages in the grounds makes them feel very private, there is so much space in the olive grove and each house has a hammock and chairs in the garden, as well as a front terrace with tables and a fantastic roof terrace with beautiful views. The swimming pool was always the perfect temperature and in a lovely location. With only three properties, we had it to ourselves most of the time! The kitchen is very well-equipped - juicer (for the huge bags of oranges available for 3 or 4 euros on the side of the road), kettle, coffee maker, toaster, plus a small oven and pots and pans. Plenty for self-catering and making the most of the local fresh fruit and veg. The cottage has a very detailed booklet including things to do in the area, but Simon also gave us a list of the best local beaches - which were fantastic. He was incredibly friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed the eggs from the chickens in the garden (no crowing cockerel though!) and being able to compost too, of we wanted! We walked into Methoni in the evenings, which is about 20-30 minutes (take a torch) or a short drive. Methoni is a pretty town with lots of tavernas, cafes and restaurants and is very relaxed, many Greek tourists. It didn't feel overly touristy, which we appreciated. The beach in Methoni is long and narrow and was never over-crowded, the sea is calm and shallow - it's a lovely town beach. We found a local windsurfing school/hire in the town beach which was a great part of the holiday. The Peloponnese is really beautiful - very green, even in August, and relatively quiet. We visited Ancient Messene, Koroni, beautiful waterfalls and the stunning Voidikolia beach, as well as other local beaches (none of which were crowded). I fell in love with Greece and would happily return to this area and definitely to the cottage.
Wow! Thank you so much Pippa for such a comprehensive review of your holiday. It certainly sounds as if you made the most of the lovely area and enjoyed yourselves to the max. Always a pleasure to hear that our guests really immersed themselves into what we and the local surroundings have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again.thanks again Simon.
Relax amongst the olive trees
We had a wonderful holiday exploring the uncrowded sandy beaches nearby, pottering around the small town of Methoni and visiting amazing venetian and ottoman forts. The sea is the cleanest that I think I have ever swum in. A highlight was taking the boat from Methoni across to the island of Sapienza; Vassilis the boatman stopped over the shipwreck of 2000 year old stone sarcophogi, which could clearly be seen in 8 metres of water.
We stayed in Gaia Cottage: the cottage was simply furnished and had everything we needed (no microwave or dishwasher but we didn't mind that). What really matters to us are things like mattresses, and they were very comfortable. The setting in the olive grove is lovely. There are views across the countryside and to the sea from the cottage patio, from its small and exposed roof terrace (too hot for us during the day), from the pool area and a truly remarkable view, from the front of the Sea Breeze property, of Methoni bay and town.
Simon is friendly and approachable and took very good care of us, with advice about where to go and what to do. We really enjoyed his olive oil, eggs, passion fruit and aubergines.
The shared pool worked really well for us and was a good way to meet other people staying there.
We shall definitely go back to this area of of the Peleponnese and to Seabreeze.
Thank you kindly for your detailed review. It was a pleasure to meet you both.
I am glad you enjoyed what is on offer in the lovely area, and Seabreeze property. Hope to welcome you back in the near future, Regards Simon
A recommander !
Maison située dans un magnifique environnement (en haut d'une colline avec une vue superbe sur la mer et le village de Méthoni, des champs d'oliviers à perte de vue, suffisamment éloigné d'un axe routier bruyant) permettant d'atteindre de jolies plages à 5 minutes en voiture, ou de nombreux sites de la Messenie en moins de 45 minutes (plage de Voidokilia, village de Koroni, Pylos).
La maison est très confortable (mention spéciale pour la literie) pour une famille de 4, et équipée comme il faut pour des vacances estivales. Le site comprend 3 maisons qui sont suffisamment isolées les unes des autres assurant beaucoup de calme.
La piscine est très agréable avec, encore une fois, une très jolie vue sur la mer.
Simon est un hôte très attentionné, offrant de l'huile d'olives de sa propre production, des oeufs frais de son poulailler (et sans coq pour éviter les réveils matinaux !), des fruits et légumes du jardin (notamment des fruits de la passion particulièrement savoureux).
Endroit à recommander pour un séjour dans la nature et loin de l'agitation urbaine !
Dear Adrien and family. Thank you for your kind words.
It is always a pleasure to know our guests enjoy what is on offer at Seabreeze and the surrounding area. Hope to see you all again...
Beautiful home inside green nature
Seabreeze is located on a hill just above the town of Methoni, with beautiful view to the bay, close enough to go down to town in a one or two minutes of drive, or a few minutes of walk, and yet isolated to those who need a piece of quiet nature. The three houses are far away from one another, which gives a lot of privacy, and are sorounded by beautiful vegetation, the sound of birds and crickets, and beautiful skies full of stars at night. The house was very cleen and well equiped with everything we needed, and gave a very homly feeling. On the day of arrival we where greeted with fruit, vegetables (homely grown) fresh bread and a few more refreshments which made the end of the long drive feel very welcoming. The swimming pool is beautifully located in front of the open view, and very nice to sit by a relax while the kids are in the water.
There are many things to do and see in the area, and we found the location very convenient- Methoni itself is a beautiful town, with many good places to eat and a very impressive fortress to visit. Finikounda is a few minutes drive from there, and beautiful Koroni is about 25 minutes drive, with beautiful beaches along the way. Simon was very helpful in giving us advice a directions on where to go. We really loved the stay at "Seabreeze" and would love to come back once again.
Tranquil and full of rustic charm.
Beautiful small villa, perfect for two or four, but does sleep six (converting the sofa in the lounge). Large patio with the option to use the roof terrace for sea or star gazing. The access to the roof terrace is via a spiral staircase which is quite tight but worth going up. Simon went out of his way to help us and a big thank you to you Simon for the very fresh eggs and veg you supplied! If you want to unwind then this is the place for you. The swimming pool is of a good size and kept immaculately clean. As there are only three villas in total we only encountered one other person using the pool at the same time. It felt like a private pool! The nearest sandy beach is a four minute drive away which does have a beach bar, pool for children, good size deep pool and beach loungers if required. Simon supplied maps and places to go, which you need to take heed of, as they are worth while seeing. You definitely need a car as everything is a small drive away, with other places being up to a 90 minute drive away. The nearest two towns are 15 minutes away with many restaurants bars and sandy beaches with a local supermarket only 10 minutes away that stocks everything except fresh meat for the supplied BBQ This can be obtained in the two towns but only in the mornings. Thank you again Simon for giving us the perfect place to have a relaxing holiday. Don and Ali.
Thank you so much Gordon and Alison for this comprehensive review. It is always my intention to provide guests comfortable accommodation and offer advise of local attractions so as to allow for a great holiday. Thus it is a pleasure to hear how guests enjoy themselves and time spent at Seabreeze. Kind Regards Simon
Peaceful holiday in an olive grove
We really enjoyed our holiday at Seebreeze near Methoni. This is a beautiful area and there are lots of things to do and many areas to explore. We visited ancient sites, remote hilltop villages, beaches, local towns, castles, museums and the market in Kalamata. Simon was very helpful in suggesting things to see and providing maps. We enjoyed meeting his extremely friendly cats!
The house was clean and all the basic things we needed were there. We bought you an egg cup and a juice squeezer! There was a great view from the rooftop terrace, a good place to drink our ouzo!
However we felt that with a few small details and little expense he could easily improve a few things. The view from the front door needs tidying up, abandoned car, broken polytunnel and various clutter lying around. Inside, the house needs to be kept up to date...for example, new bedding needed, worktops in the kitchen need replacing, bathroom drain hole doesn`t work....so puddles form, a more generous welcome pack, say half a dozen eggs and a bottle of wine. Many cottages these days have a very high standard and for the price asked one expects things to be kept up to date and those few little extras make all the difference.
This is intended to be constructive...we did enjoy our holiday!!
Dear Joy, thank you for your constructive review. I agree with some, though not all of your points, and these shall be dealt with over the winter. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday Regards Simon.
Methoni in the Messinia region of the South West Peloponnese is a charming unspoilt seaside village offering a 'Real Greek' experience. Only 45 minutes from local airport (Kalamata). It has an impressive castle to explore and some of the countries finest, uncrowded, child friendly sandy beaches with crystal clear sea. Many tasty local tavenas with a friendly and welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Pylos (10min), Koroni (20min) and Finikounda(5min) are picturesque Greek fishing villages. The area is abound in olive,orange, lemon and fig trees with a green, lush landscape with beautiful scenery, against the backdrop of the hills, mountains and sea. Voidakilla a stunning lagoon/bay and nature reserve/bird watching only 20min away. Methoni is ideally located to explore the many sites of antiquity in the area or enjoy a walk in nature. There is something for all the family to enjoy.The accommodation is situated in a our olive grove with nothing to disturb the peace and tranquility.
Other Activities: horse riding,sailing boat day charter, motor boat hire, bird watching, exploring archaeological sites, walks in nature
Additional pricing information
Our booking conditions are: 50% booking deposit. 50% paid on arrival.(or if paying through Homeaway 21 days prior to arrival) cancellation conditions: cancellation prior to 8 weeks before arrival no charge 4-8 weeks 50% of any payment refunded 2-4 weeks 25% refund less than 2 weeks no refund. seabreezegr.com