About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 2(People: 4)
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite or Cable
- Children Welcome
- No Smoking
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About Sophia C
After finding Casa Sophia, and restoring it with my partner and we now live permanently in Greece and it has opened up so many wonderful aspects to life. Apart from renting out Casa Sophia and meeting so many interesting and lovely people, we have accumulated some experience and good contacts throughout the years and also because we live here all year round, we are also able to offer other house owners close by, a variety of services throughout the year. How I ended up in Greece doing what I do... Having spent many years in the fast lane in I.T. , and spending all my holidays trekking and travelling, I decided that my love was discovering the beautiful places and people that make up this world. So I gave up work and planned a year travelling around the world. I never regretted one moment of my travels, and after a year realized that I no longer wanted to sit behind a desk in an office in a city. So I borrowed my sister's house in Greece to spend a little time deciding what to do next. I knew I didn't want to return to the UK, and 3 days before leaving Greece I found Casa Sophia. I sold everything I had in the UK, and have been here ever since – 11 years. And what an amazing journey that has been. Being here all year round, and deciding to rent out part of Casa Sophia, it seemed right to make Casa Sophia a home from home, and to spend time making the house, garden, and terrace as cosy as possible so that our guests can appreciate the tranquillity of this part of Greece and for them to have time out from their busy lives. Just as I found that peace on my travels. Also being here all year round we found that we could, unlike other rental homes, put time and nurture into Casa Sophia, giving our guests privacy but also support and help when and if they need it. So far a winning combination that we greatly enjoy.
Why Sophia C chose West Mani
My sister had had a house here for 22 years and I visited her many times. It was only when I saw Casa Sophia, a village cottage in a very bad state of repair, that I decided to live here in Greece. My love of mountains, sea and history made this village and the cottage the perfect mix for me - all 3 loves rolled up into one package. The little country lanes around the village that can lead to spectacular views of the mountains or entice you to discover more – the quaint old villages in the mountains tucked away out of sight, or to wander down to the little village cafe where the views of the sea and coast are breathtaking and which make you want to dip your toe in the water at one of the many beaches nearby. The village is very old, and has its share of Byzantium chapels and history. It has been a labour of love for my partner and I to make it beautiful and to still retain its roots with all the modern conveniences we expect in these times.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our favourite things about Casa Sophia. Waking up to the view out of the main bedroom window overlooking the terrace with the vine covered pergola, the arches of jasmin and all our flower pots filled with herbs and flowers, and in the distance the sea. Tranquillity. The garden also a labour of love, growing our own summer vegetables and the beautiful orange tree, a centre piece of the garden with it scented blossom in the spring and sweet oranges in the early summer, and being able to when we can, to share what we have grown with our guests and let them be reminded what old fashioned home grown food, like tomatoes with smell of earth, taste like. Because we are here all year round, we can put all our energy into the garden, terrace and house, making it a home from home. It is so easy here to walk out of the gate and wander through the little alleyways of the village and then perhaps take one of the little lanes outside the village and enjoy the wild flowers that are magnificent here in the Spring, a kaleidoscope of colour including rare orchids and brilliant red anemones. Or follow one of the kalderimis (donkey paths) that are everywhere here. Some lead to the sea and some lead to the mountains – such a choice. The seasons here provide so much diversity – from the colourful early springs, ideal walking weather to the long lazy summers where we watch the sunsets and night sky from the terrace with all the candles lit, and to the warm autumns where you can still swim until quite late in the year from one of the many beaches, each with its own character. Within Casa Sophia itself, we love all the things we have collected here in Greece and elsewhere. There is always something to look at with its own story and at night by candle light, illuminating the old stone arch in the kitchen and the high wooden ceiling reminding us of its past.
- English, German, Swedish, Greek, Danish, Norwegian
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 28
- No children under 6yrs old
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum three-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)