|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Beach front cottage on the Mediterranean Sea with 2 private entries onto a small bay, excellent for swimming. Conveniently located just 1 hour from Athens, accessible from the Athens International Airport by train.
Our air conditioned cottage is a one bedroom with 2 additional beds in the livingroom area, fully appointed kitchen, open terraces with retractable awnings and spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and mountains. We also have an additional bedroom with 2 twin beds, 'the beach bungalow', which is available to include in your rental, and accommodates an additional 2 people, but does not have ac. Our water comes from the famed Loutraki springs, so you bathe in fresh spring water! We also have a comprehensive library with guidebooks, historical book and classics all relating to the area.
Private and fenced on a 1 acre Olive orchard in the charming village of Kalamaki, near Isthmia and Corinth. Located on the sea. you are just steps away from the beach and surrounded by the tranquil sound of the water gently lapping the beach. Enjoy the village of Kalamaki with its charming taverns offering fresh local fare and just 3 minutes walking distance from the Kalamaki Beach Hotel, a 5 star hotel with tennis courts, swimming pool, and tours.
You are also in close proximity to many archeological sites, including ancient Corinth, Acrocorinth, Epidavro, and Mycenae to name just a few. Just 1 hour from Athens, you can take the train in for the day to enjoy the sites and shopping there, and return to the tranquility of the sea for the night. Also, nearby are the cities of Corinth and Loutraki, offering restaurants, casino, shopping, movie theaters, night clubs, and live music.
Our home has been in the family for three generations and has been the jewel of our family. It is well maintained and has all of the special comforts such as high thread count cotton sheets, etc. We hope you can come and enjoy our home.
Keywords: corinth (City/Town/Village), greece (Country), tourism, vacation rental, peloponnese, europe, kalamaki isthmia kenchrae, travel, villa
My name is Silvia Maki and I live with my husband Ray on the Garden Isle of Kaua'i in Hawaii. I own and operate a Yoga Studio in Hanalei which I opened in 1999, and my husband is a permaculture specialist with a farm and a nursery. I am first generation American, and so most of my family is in Europe, as my father's side is Greek, and my mother's side is Scandinavian. Greece has always been my home away from home, and our summer house has been in the family since my grandfather built it in 1962. It is in an unbelievable location, and we hope you can enjoy it too.
Silvia K Maki purchased this villa in 1962
We have been all over Greece to many of the islands etc, but find that the convenience of being right on the sea is unexcelled anywhere else. You can easily stay local for your whole stay as there are wonderful tavernas offering fresh local foods and seafoods just down the road. It is the perfect get away
.I serendipitously met the archeologist who had been excavating the surrounding areas since the 1950s, who is particularly renowned for his discovery of the stained galss windows in the nearby temple of Isis. He described the local area as the capital of cosmopolitan ancient world. The area is literally teeming with ancient ruins and historical sights. Then return after a day of sight-seeing to a view of the sea and the mountains, green even in Summer, which is quite unusual for Greece.
I returned from Greece on Thursday evening, and Joe left that same morning
for Crete. We both fell in love with your cottage! In fact, we are considering
putting you on our speed dial. Seriously though, it was exactly what we were
hoping for, and we had a wonderful time in Kalamaki. We will be
recommending your place to all our family, friends and co-workers, and if a
potential renter asks you for a reference from a past renter, you are welcome
to provide our email.
We'll be in touch. Thanks again.
Shuala (& Joe)
This year we returned again to Mermaid Villa as we had such a sensational time last year.
If you are looking to experience the authentic and simple delights of Greece - sea, tranquility and wonderful views, to name but a few - then you need look no further!
We absolutely loved this family home located directly on a calm and tranquil bay. (We instantly entertained fantasies about moving in permanently!) Lovely waters, privacy, and above all a sense of "homeliness" made this a vacation that bears repeating. We all wish to return!
Well, our sojourn in Greece is over, and our stay at Mermaid Villa was everything we'd hoped for.
We enjoyed the history of your grandfather's labors in building the beach cottage, and appreciated its location on the small bluff overlooking the beach and water. We spent many hours lounging in the shade of the awnings, watching the clouds and sea, just talking or playing games or eating. We also enjoyed the beach and water - snorkeling was a pleasure, and we were in close proximity
to the port - Kenchrea - where the Apostle Paul departed from Greece back toward Jerusalem - WHAT HISTORY!
We enjoyed and appreciated the people of Greece - we got to meet several, especially as we asked directions - and the hospitality and helpfulness.
Thanks again for the great memories and place of rest and relaxation.
Dave and Robin
My wife and I and 16 month old had a wonderful
time at the Mermaid Villa! It was perfect for us as
we could make our own meals from wonderful local
foods, a great little kitchen made it very easy. We
would swim every day in the beautiful bay just
steps away and sit on the beach or collect rocks
and shells. Or just sit out and look at the amazing
view! We rented a car and did day trips throughout
the Peloponese, and also to Athens. The locals were
very nice and most everyone spoke english. We
would definately return here again. Thanks Sylvia
Welcome to the Mermaid Villa! Our Villa has been in the family for 3 generations, and is truly a unique jewel. Beach front, and right on the Mediterranean Sea with 2 private entries onto a small sandy bay excellent for swimming. You are conveniently located just 1 hour from Athens, accessible from the Athens International Airport by train. Our air conditioned villa is a one bedroom with 2 additional beds in the living area, fully appointed kitchen, open terraces with retractable awnings and spectacular views of the mountains and sea. We also have an additional sleeping quarter, the “beach bungalo” with an additional 2 beds for parties of more then 4 people. Our water comes from the famed Loutraki springs, so you bathe in fresh spring water! We also have a comprehensive library with guidebooks, historical books and classics all relating to the area. Private and fenced in on an 1 acre Olive orchard in the charming village of Kalamaki, near Isthmia and Corinth.
Kalamaki, Isthmia is an area rich in history and mythology! Only 15 minutes from Ancient Corinth, 1 hour from the ancient theatre of Epidavros, and 1/2 hour from the ancient monastery of Daphni. Located on a sandy beach, enjoy the pristine waters. Enjoy a swim, or a snorkel. Just 2 minutes walking distance away, you can enjoy fresh local seafood and fare at the local tavernas, and the bar at the 5 star resort, the Kalamaki Beach Hotel. The hotel offers water sports, tennis, as well as arranging tours and boat rides. Kayaks are available for rental just a 2 minute walk up the coast. Enjoy a tranquil kayak ride down the coast towards Loutra. Sip a cafe frappe, or enjoy an authentically prepared meal using fresh local ingredients at one of the tavernas on the Saronic Bay.
Take a boat ride through the historic Corinth Canal, only minutes away. 15 minutes driving time, will bring you to the city of Corinth. Enjoy international designer boutiques, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and night clubs. You can either drive 1 hour to Athens, or take the train, to enjoy what the city has to offer, and then retire to the Mermaid Villa for fresh air and calm. The new, fast train will bring you directly into Athens for a day of shopping, museums and sight seeing, including service directly to the airport.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$430|
|additional weeks linens||$27|
CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY: Cancellation fee is subject to a Euro 75 charge. For cancellations less than (60) sixty days prior to arrival, rental deposit will be forfeited. Less then (30) thirty days prior to to arrival, full rent will be forfeited.
CHECK-IN / OUT: Check in is 3:00 pm (15:00) and check out is 10:00 am. Request for early check-in or late departure prior to arrival based on avail
RENTAL DEPOSIT: A rental deposit of 20% or minimum of Euros 200 is required to confirm your reservation.
FINAL PAYMENT: Full payment is due no later than (30) thirty days prior to arrival. Christmas and Summer bookings require full payment no later than (60) days prior to arrival.
PAYMENTS: Payments are in EUROS, and should be in the form of a bank transfer.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.