Maina, a Traditional Holiday House in Mani, Lakonia
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gythion house 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.
- 150 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Not Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Low Allergen Environment
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Kids
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Naturist Beach
- Winery Tours
- Eco Tourism
- Horse Riding
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Near The Sea
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Basic Soaps
- Local Maps
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Ceiling Fans
- Toilet Paper
- Mosquito Magnet
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking On Street
- Housekeeper Optional
- 2 Ring Stove
- Mini Refrigerator
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Swing
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Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2014
7 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: KALAMATA at 100 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: PATRAS at 320 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: TRIPOLIS at 120 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: KALAMATA at 100 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: WHITE ROCKS at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: NYFI at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: COSTA NAVARINO at 140 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: NYFI at 2 Kilometres
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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MAIN TERRACE WITH VIEW
ANOI SITTING AREA
SMALL TERRACE WITH TOWER VIEW
MAINA the entrance
views of small Mani villages
Halikia in September
Martha and Zoe enjoying the crystal greenblue sea
Cape Tainaro, the southern most point in European
ANOI, THE SINK
KATOI, BATHROOM & SINK
Beaches in Mani
evening swim in Limeni
Byzantine church by the sea
A remote village in Mani
MANI in a glance
exo Nyfi, the village
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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