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Mani House-Ktima Kriviana/Luxury Stone Villa with Infinity Pool and Panoramic View

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

275 sq.m. living space with 4 ensuite bedrooms infinity pool sea mountain view


Mani House is located near Gythio town of the Mani Peninsula, Laconia - an area of the Peloponnese rich in history.
Its residents, the Maniots, were forceful men and Mani has maintained its independence throughout the years.

The traditional buildings of Mani were built of stone following a fortress-like design; many vendettas amongst the Mani families meant that people built homes to protect themselves. Elements of this traditional style are reflected in the design of Mani House.

The stone walls are combined with a modern interior focused on comfort. The traditional albeit unique property features all modern conveniences including, among others, a sound system for different areas of the house, satellite TV, BBQ, and wood oven as well as an infinity pool with breathtaking views.

The main entrance to the property is from the pool terrace. The wooden door leads to a bright and spacious central living area. Each part of this central living space fits beautifully into a perfectly designed interior.
The colors are simple, creams and stone, with a flagged floor that runs throughout. The shutters are painted in pale pistachio and bright magenta has been introduced throughout the soft furniture and dining chairs which give a contrast of brilliance to the color scheme. Large French style doors lead from every area to the pool terrace which offers a perfect place to relax for every part of the day.

Enjoy your stay at Mani House using the sun loungers that surround the pool, the shaded areas to dine or sit under the shade of the huge oak tree whilst playing a game of chess or backgammon.
The kitchen is located at the rear of the large central living space and is fully equipped with all modern conveniences. It offers direct access to a patio at the back of the house which takes on a traditional, cafe-style appearance featuring pretty, metal chairs and tables and a BBQ and bread oven to conjure up the flavors of Greece.

On the same level but in a separate wing are three bedrooms. One has a double bed with an en-suite bathroom including a bathtub and a large dressing area. Next, there are two twin bedrooms, each one featuring an en-suite bathroom with shower. All bedrooms have direct access to the pool terrace.

The next floor features an office with en-suite bathroom and shower and a comfortable double sofa bed. This room benefits from a balcony overseeing the pool terrace and sea view.

Finally, on the basement level, the guests can benefit from indoor parking for 2-3 cars.

On the same level, and for our guests’ comfort, the Mani house caretaker is based. He looks after the property and stays in a self-contained, totally independent apartment, on the basement level. He is very discreet and tends to the engine room located at the same level, as well as the pool, usually twice a week, very early in the morning or very late at night, leaving guests to enjoy their privacy unless he is needed.

The Mani House is located on a large piece of land which has been planted with colorful indigenous plants, shrubs, and trees. The stone paths, steps, and walkways meander through the property can lead to our old oak tree for the most wonderful shade in the heat of the day.
The property is very well located in terms of accessing the beach and taverns, shops and cafes which are all a short drive away.
The Mani House is an exceptional base for promising sunny holidays close to the sea and nature.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 275 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Baby cot available High chair available...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Strictly outside the house...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    Ensuite, with open wordrobe and fire place ...moreless

  • The Middle bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • The green bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • The tower's bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Ensuite. Double sofa bed, absolutely solid & comfortable, ...moreless

  • with an extra topper-mattress made of memory foam. Privileged with a panoramic view of the infinity pool, overlooking the bay and the opposite mountain. -All bedrooms have their wardrobes and bathrooms as well as air-condition units, and mosquito screens. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master bedroom's bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Green bedroom's bath: toilet, shower


  • Middle bedroom's bath: toilet, shower


  • Tower's bedroom bath: toilet, shower


  • All bathrooms are equipped with hairdryer, Soap, Bath foam, and Shampoo. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • -Wi-Fi is available for all guests -Fishing in deep open sea with a local fishing boat, if aranged prior to your arrival...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local Chanels and Satelite...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD DVD player Surround speakrs Oudoor speakers option...moreless

  • Television:

    H.D TV connected to DVD...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Oval antique dining table along with its buffet, combined with 8 modern chairs. Open air, in suitable table for 8 under the pergola, near the pool front sea view...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Split system, in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood fireplace One at the dinning room Another one in the Maste rbedroom...moreless

  • Garage:

    Good enough for 4 cars...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating / Petrol...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided Bed sheet Pillows Pillow cases ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats 8 people, covering a space of 30 sq. m....moreless

  • Parking:

    In addition to the garage, off street open air parking is provided for 4 cars, orboat on trailer...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Body ,Face, Hand, Pool towels are provided The use of pool towels isa strictly limited for the pool Beach towels are not provided -Basic soaps -Laundry soap -Dish washer soap...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine:

    Private use of Washing mashine ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kettle: Crockery: Cooking utensils: Serving dishes: Freezer: Juicer: Glassware: Saucepans: Teapot: Cutlery: Oven dishes etc...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A big open and very functional kitchen, which has in the middle of the room cooking preparation food bench , a second sink and many cupboards in addition to a stuff storage place. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electrical operating oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas operating ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Balcony attached to the tower of the villa, with pool and sea view...moreless

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    With panoramic infinity pool's view to Paganea bay, 20 sq.m patio covered with pergola and flowers. A large dining table, and recreation for 8 people under a ceiling fan...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscapes garden with local flowers, Olive oil trees and fruit trees...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Barbeque grill...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Under the pergola facing the infinity pool sea view, with a dining table accommodating 8 people...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    77.12 sq m swimming pool, length 12.80m, width 5.45m, private pool...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,240 $12,150
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,564 $12,830
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,536 $16,848
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,564 $13,964
Nov 1 - Apr 1, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,024 $11,340
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $864.00
  • No additional mandatory fees


1- Refundable deposit in Euro: A minimum of Euro 800

2-Advance payment 40%, or full payment if booking is within 8 weeks

3-Maximum free electricity consumption 150-kilo watt per week of stay

. overcharge of 0.20 euro per watt will be charged if the above limit per week

is exceeded

4-Optional use of central heating on winter time, with a charge of Euro 50,00 per day

(usually beginning on mid-November, lasting roughly till end of March)

5-Check in time 15.00

6-Check out time 10.00

7-Minimum stay: One week

8-Adequate holiday insurance covering you and all members of your party must

be arranged prior to departure and taken with you when you travel

This is a condition of renting "Mani house".

9-The cost for periods exceeding two weeks is subject for an agreement on a case

by case basis

If you wish to cancel your booking, we must receive notice in writing from the person who signed the original contract. We will ask you to pay cancellation charges on the scale set out below. These charges reflect our estimated loss that we incur as a result of dealing with your contract to the point of cancellation. You may be able to claim under your travel insurance policy.

Period before you leave

which we receive written notice Amount of cancellation

charge shown as % of total

More than 56 days Deposit only

22 to 56 days 50%

11 to 21 days 75%

4 to 10 days 90%

0 to 3 days 100%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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90.3 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Kalamata airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90.3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
90.3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2.8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
110 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Kamares, Skoutari

Car: Necessary

MANI HOUSE (Ktima Kriviana)


Areopoli has an austere look and plenty of towers and churches. Its name (town of Ares, ancient God of war) was bestowed for its efforts in the war of independence. You can enjoy your coffee at the main square which is the centre of life in the town and a great place to watch people.

The town sights are plenty. Its narrow alleys and cobbled streets are the photographer’s dream and, being a historic town, there are a number of places worth visiting:

1-Areopoli Museum 2-Kapetanakis tower, 3-Mavromihalis Tower museum, (four story tower), 4-“Church of “Taxiarhon" (17th century).

Diros caves. They are among the most important natural sites in Greece and with great archaeological significance. The tour inside the cave is done with small gondolas.

Horse riding

At Diros, you can enjoy horse riding in “Mani horses». Horse-trekking is organized in the mountains or by the sea for small groups for one or more Tel: +306944430642, +306979049190

“Gerolimenas” , picturesque small coastal village at the southern end of the Mani Peninsula,. One of the remotest settlements in the Peloponnese, with pebbly beach, and fresh fish taverns. Do not miss to visit for a coffee, the hotel “Kirimai” which is the result of restored old store buildings, used at old times to cover the transportation needs of the port.

Vathia or Vatheia, is a little town in Laconia, Greece, on the Mani Peninsula. It is part of the municipal unit Oitylo. Rarely is such a beauty encountered: a traditional residential district of Manι, full of towers. Vathia is located 65 Km from Kalyvia village and it is one of the most dramatic villages in Mani. It is famous for its grand towers. Vatheia is situated in a hilly setting, and is linked with the road running north to Areopoli and Kalamata and south to Cape Tenaro/Matapan.

Cape Tainaron, the Mythical Gate to Hades

Heading towards southern Peloponnese, the shift from the prefecture of Messenia to that of Laconia is clearly reflected in the landscape. From evergreen hills and picturesque villages built at the shore of a beautiful blue sea to wild and dominating scenery composed of naked from Vegetation Mountains, tower-houses built with the local stone and emerald seawaters. There is definitely a sensation of mystery in this unique region of Greece, the region of Mani.

Cape Tainaron, is situated in the peninsula of Mani in southern Peloponnese, having the Laconian Gulf in its east and the Messenian Gulf in its west. The cape took its name from the mythical hero and son of Zeus, Taenarus, who was believed to have built a town named after him at the narrow isthmus located near the tip of the peninsula

At the same region, one can find the Cave of Hades, also known as the Gate to Hades, which —according to the ancient Greek Mythology— was the gate to the Underworld and it was guarded by Cerberus, a monstrous three-headed hound with brazen voice, which prevented the Dead from escaping. This is the cave through which Hercules descended to the Underworld to kidnap and bring Cerberus to Earth for his twelfth labor, and Orpheus to bring back to life his beloved wife, Eurydice.

"Monemvasia", is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. The town is located on a small peninsula off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The peninsula is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, up to 300m wide and 1 km long the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period. The seat of the municipality is the town Molaoi.

The town's name derives from two Greek words, mone and emvasia, meaning "single entrance". Its Italian form, Malvasia, gave its name to Malmsey wine. Monemvasia's nickname is the

Gibraltar of the East or The Rock.

Gythio (Gythion, Gytheio, Gytheion)

According to some, the Phoenicians are regarded as the founders of the city and probably introduced the worship of Aphrodite Megonitida. Today represents the capital of Mani. It is the second largest city (4600 inhabitants) in Laconia after Sparta and the seat of an eparchy. The Ancient theatre (Gythion-Gytheio)

The ancient theatre of Gythion lies to the north of the modern city, close to the ancient town. It is a Roman theatre and consists one of the most important archaeological sites of the area. It was initially built in the 1st century, but it was renovated under the Roman emperor Augustus.

The island of Kranai (Gythion)

The ancient Marathonissi , is a low rocky islet, joined to the coast by a narrow pier built in 1898. It was a port of call for the Phoenicians when fishing for purple - dye. The Phoenicians went so far as to build a temple to Aphrodite on the island, which is also the place where Paris and Helen spent their first night when fleeing from Sparta by ship to Troy.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: -Cypriot origin -Born in Cairo - Egypt, -Athens, University faculty of Economics -Banking finance and investment -Hospitality services -Living in Athens

Why the Owner Chose Githio, Greece:
Mani House-Ktima Kriviana, Peloponnese, Greece. Located in a gorgeous setting in the South of the Peloponnese, this wonderful property has been finished to an incredibly high standard and offers luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests. The views from the pool terrace are sweeping over a beautiful bay, a situation that induces a state of perfect relaxation. Comfortable and beautiful, perfect for those seeking a luxurious and private villa as a base to explore the magic of Mani. The stone features blend well with a clean and modern interior where comfort has never been neglected. The property is fine and noble, offering a high level of practicality and featuring all modern conveniences including a sound system that can be diverted to many different areas of the house. Relaxing by the pool and dining under the stars whilst listening to one's favourite CD. The colours are simple, creams and stone, with a flagged floor than runs throughout. The shutters are painted in pale pistachio and bright magenta has been introduced throughout the soft furnishings and dining chairs which give a shock of brilliance to the colour scheme. Large French style doors lead from every area to the pool terrace which offers a perfect place to relax for every part of the day. Sun loungers surrounding the pool, shaded areas to dine and a huge oak tree to give shade whilst playing a game of chess or backgammon, or simply enjoying the evening breeze over a good book and a glass of wine. The Mani House is located in a large piece of land which has been planted with colourful indigenous plants, shrubs and trees. The stone paths, steps and walkways meander through the property and below is an area beneath an old oak tree which gives the most wonderful shade in the heat of the day which draws up a cool breeze from the sea below. The property is very well located in terms of accessing the beach and tavernas, shops and cafes which are all a short drive away. The Mani House is really exceptional

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
-This beautiful Villa is located on the coast of Mani, 500 m from the sea. Overlooking Skoutari-Gulf it offers excellent views of the Mediterranean and the mountains. -The unique unspoiled traditional village is offering the perfect place for relaxation, in harmony with a splendid view of Paganea gulf -Traditional architecture and warm colors emphasize the villa's special atmosphere, where guests straight away feel at ease. -Relax away from the noise of the city -Swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mani's peninsula sea. -Taste the local cuisine. -Visit ancient Greek and Byzantine monuments. -Enjoy traditional Greek hospitality.

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Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Infinity pool

    Infinity pool

  • The hall

    The hall

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Dinning room

    Dinning room

  • Kitchen


  • The view from the master bedroom

    The view from the master bedroom

  • Middle room's bathroom

    Middle room's bathroom

  • The green bedroom

    The green bedroom

  • The tower's room

    The tower's room

  • The view from the patio with the pool, the sea and the opposite mountain

    The view from the patio with the pool, the sea and the opposite mountain

  • Mani house - ktima kriviana

    Mani house - ktima kriviana

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Dinning room

    Dinning room

  • Kitchen


  • The master bedroom

    The master bedroom

  • Master bedroom's bathroom

    Master bedroom's bathroom

  • The middle bedroom

    The middle bedroom

  • The green bedroom

    The green bedroom

  • The green bedroom's bathroom

    The green bedroom's bathroom

  • Mani house-Ktima Kriviana, by night

    Mani house-Ktima Kriviana, by night

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