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Maina, a Traditional Holiday House in Mani, Lakonia

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Last updated: 07/20/2015

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The mansion is 150 sqm and is built into the ground slope, so that it evolves over 3 levels, each with access to the garden and yards. The house has two apartments that can be separated: the Katoi (sleeps 4-5) and the Anoi (sleeps 4-5). It is surrounded by a garden with olive trees, rocks and a cave, 200 meters from the village parking facilities. It is an ideal place for privacy and relaxation.
Built by using local materials and techniques, rainwater harvesting and eco friendly waste disposal system for irrigation, the house is considerate to the environment.
Situated in the south of Peloponese, in eastern Mani, at Exo Nyfi, a traditional village, with stone-built towers, five minutes away from the sea, by car.
The house is in three levels and can be separated in two, fully independent units, if guests wish so.
On the lower level there is a bedroom with a double bed, a single bed and a wooden ladder that leads to a loft, containing a double mattress that sleeps two. A half-height wall, isolates the bedroom from an open closet, beyond which lies the bathroom. A wooden staircase leads to the middle level, where is the living room and the kitchen.
The living room is an open space with large pillows, which can also be converted into a sleeping area, with a double and a single bed. The kitchen is free-standing, fully equipped island. There is a simple wooden dining table that can seat 6-10 persons and a stove with a wood-burning oven.
At Katoi the lower level has access to the west exterior side and the middle level has access to the east and the west exterior sides of the mansion.
The central veranda on the west side has an open-air kitchen with a marble sink, BBQ and a big wooden table.
The small balcony on the east side is ideal for having breakfast, under the shadow of the tower and the trees, leading to the garden with its hammock and carob tree.
A staircase leads to the third level, which can be isolated, if needed, from the other two levels and can be totally independent.
It consists of a sitting room with fireplace, where there is a sofa that can be used also as a double bed, an open plan fully-equipped kitchen, a loft with a single bed, a double bedroom and a bathroom (with shower).
There is access to the exterior on both sides, with a view to the sea.
The western yard offers a shady refuge under the trees.
The east yard below the heavy rocks, offers a magnificent view to the sea and Kotronas bay.


Property Type

  • House
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Nude Beach
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

Arrival Day

  • Monday


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced


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                                            Maina max. 8 pers.
Easter Holidays 
min. stay 4 nights                    850€

Christmas Period (15/12/2012- 5/01/2013)
min. stay 4 nights     CLOSED

The house can be partly reserved, please contact the owner.

The nightly rate in winter period is for maximum 4persons and for a part of the house, each additional person must pay a fee of 20eur/  per person / per night
Anoi/ max 4pers - katoi/ max 5pers
maina the whole house / max 7 persons
Extra person / 20€ per night – only after notification
Special Rates If you stay more than the minimum stay
Price include all the services described in “Maina features” as well as: electricity 40kw/day and water 50lt/person/day
Deposit 200€ is required, refundable after departure
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
Contact, information, reservations 
mob +306936181629

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: I have always lived in big cities, born in Athens and studied in Paris Architecture. During my studies I often visited Mani and been attracted by its unique and harsh landscape. My profession helped me to understand the 'aura' of the area and appreciate the atmosphere of the house. Seduced by these elements, decided to buy a property there and make it my 'home village' in the future. Now, after fifteen years, we decided with my husband to rebuild the old house with modern facilities, respecting the traditional character of the place. i practice Architecture and have my own office in Down town Athens. Why the Owner Chose MANI when i was studying architecture in Paris i visited many places in Greece and abroad. I was attracted by Mani’s unique atmosphere and spectacular landscape. I was captivated by the area’s unspoiled environment, its blue seas, endless sunshine, the quality of the light there, its romantic stone towers, and its wildness. Yet despite its romantic isolation, the house is only 330 kms from Athens, the capital of Greece and it's easy to reach. I thought it would be a 'bargain' and i think it's proved to be correct.

Why the Owner Chose Gythion:
A stone-built 19th century tower-mansion renovated and extended in 2008, by architect and owner Elena Zervoudaki, preserving the building traditional elements and combining them with the minimal interiors to produce the sensation of serenity.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Unique Benefits of this House The proximity of the property to Athens means that we can leave at any hour of the day from Athens and be in the Mani property within 3-4 hours. From the moment we step into the house we can forget the big city and relax in total peace and quiet with only birdsong for company. The village in which the house is located is very small and has few permanent inhabitants. The beaches are within easy reach and it is possible to swim in warm waters from May until October. In the evening it is wonderful to sit and relax on one of the houses terraces and enjoy the sun over crystal clear waters and the moon rising on a calm sea. The house retains its traditional character yet contains all the modern conveniences that the visitor requires.

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Speaks: english, french, greek, FINNISH







  • ANOI




  • MAINA the entrance

    MAINA the entrance



  • views of small Mani villages

    views of small Mani villages

  • Maina


  • Halikia in September

    Halikia in September

  • Martha and Zoe enjoying the crystal greenblue sea

    Martha and Zoe enjoying the crystal greenblue sea

  • Aeropolis


  • Cape Tainaro, the southern most point in European

    Cape Tainaro, the southern most point in European











  • Beaches in Mani

    Beaches in Mani

  • evening swim in Limeni

    evening swim in Limeni

  • Byzantine church by the sea

    Byzantine church by the sea

  • A remote village in Mani

    A remote village in Mani

  • MANI in a glance

    MANI in a glance

  • Diros caves

    Diros caves

  • exo Nyfi, the village

    exo Nyfi, the village

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, greek, FINNISH
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  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 07/20/2015
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