A stay in any of our three traditional Mani homes offers our guests a unique experience in holiday home rental. As a result of our own extensive travel experiences we have made every effort to furnish our houses as if they were homes, rather than a rental facility.
The Bungalow is a one-storey stone house built in the local style, with stone walls and a tile roof. It is only 100m from the main beach of Stoupa. Situated towards the back of a 1900 sq m garden, it affords quiet and privacy in the center of the village. The main feature of this house is its spacious living room, with its charming fireplace and a small nook with a media center and a large bookcase with a good selection of both adult and children's books. The two bedrooms open directly into the living room. Just of the kitchen there is a covered veranda, providing a perfect setting for breakfast or late night snacks.
Outside, there is a beautifully laid flagstone patio on two sides of the house, ideal for children's play.
STOUPA VILLAGE: Stoupa is a very well known family vacation destination. The Bungalow is located approximately 100 m from the main sandy beach of Stoupa. The village is built around three bays. Two of the beaches have very fine sand and are child friendly due to the shallow waters along the shoreline. The third beach, Halikoura, has small pebbles and is an ideal place for snorkeling. Umbrellas and sunbeds are available for rental. Just off the beaches, there are some cafes that offer cold drinks and light meals for lunch. Kayaks and pedaloes can be rented from either Stoupa or Kalogria beach. Small motorboats are also available for rental from Stoupa beach. Because Stoupa is a small village, everything is within an easy walk. Tavernas, fine gift shops, a pharmacy, supermarket and sundry rental shops are all in the village. For more adventurous souls, cars, motor scooters, and bicycles can also be rented.
EXCURSIONS: Stoupa is in the middle of a very beautiful region called the Mani. Along the coast there are several other charming villages to visit (Kardamili, Agios Nikolaos, Agios Dimitrios, and Trachila). Each is unique and all are well worth a visit. In addition, there is a paved path along the coastline between Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos. It is specifically designated for either pedestrian or bicycle use, and is about 2 km in length. It offers wonderful sea views from one side and a mountain background on the other. Also, in a distance of 4 - 18 km from Stoupa, there are lovely mountain villages to explore that take you back in time to 50 or more years ago. Most of them have a small taverna or two where you can stop and enjoy dishes prepared with local products. There are two separate loops that can be driven. Each of them passes through several villages and you can take anywhere from one hour to all day to complete your journey.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: The area is rich in wild flowers almost all year round. During the spring and autumn, there are various interesting walks in the area. There are local books available that describe the most popular walks. In Kardamili, there is a mountaineering shop that offers guided mountain tours and bicycle tours. Scuba diving is also centered in Kardamili.