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Holiday rental villas in tranquil olive grove,swimming pool,sea views,sea 800m - Villa Shani

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Self catering cottage villa rental,peaceful location,air-conditioning,WiFi, pool

Seabreeze Holiday Villa Rentals Greece, comprise of 2 fully equipped, two bedroom self catering holiday houses & 1 spacious 3 bedroom house in a tranquil location nestled amongst olive & fruit groves,with awesome sea views & swimming pool, air-conditioning and WiFi internet. Only 1.5km from charming seaside villages of Methoni/ Finikounda & 800m to sandy beach. You can enjoy al-fresco dining on a shaded veranda, perhaps cooked on the barbecue, whilst gazing down onto the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Laze in a hammock or by the pool. Enjoy a walk in nature.www.seabreezegr.com

Take advantage of the many local tavernas serving tasty original Greek food. Explore the numerous archaeological sites of antiquity,original fishing villages or mountain tracks.

Our villas are furnished to the highest standard and include everything to make your stay comfortable. Nestled in our olive grove with nothing to disturb the peace apart from morning bird song and mid day cicadas. Ideally located to explore the various local attractions, the area has something for all ages to enjoy.

Relax and unwind: Relax and unwind from the stresses of modern living in a hammock or around the pool. Take a stroll along the seashore, through the charming town or into the stunning surrounding countryside. Swim or windsurf in the safe clean sea and sunbathe on some of the countries finest sandy beaches only 800m away. go fishing or take a boat trip to the nearby island of Sapienza .Whatever you choose to do we are sure you will find this a destination to wish to revisit time again.

Your hosts Simon and Idit offer the following additional services to compliment your holiday experience...

Idit is a Teacher of Concious Movement Meditation Practice ( Open Floor)  and would like to invite guests to take part in a guided movement session in the heart of the olive grove or one of her sessions in the local area.

Simon is a Professional Photographer and would like to invite guests to go on a giuded photo tour of the most scenic spots within the local area.

Explore: Explore the many local attractions, including Olympia ( original site of the Olympics) Ancient Messene and Nestors Palace. Also the impressive castles of Methoni, Koroni and Pylos.www.seabreezegr.com

Visit Voidakilla a nature/bird reserve and unspoilt lagoon/bay of outstanding natural beauty. Koroni, Pylos and Finikounda original Greek towns of charm and beauty nearby. Kalamta a bustling cosmopolitan town with its many piazzas, bars, cafes and chic shops/boutiques. Visit the area of the Mani a breathtaking rugged landscape with delightful Kardimylli or resort of Stoupa.

Watersports and horse riding : Enjoy a day on the sea, viewing Methoni and Finikounda from another perspective. Explore the hidden coves and offshore islands' beaches. There are various spots along the extensive coastline for water sports activities.

Fishing is a popular past time and many shops have tackle and bait.

Windsurf equipment is available for hire and tuition is also available for catamaran sailing and kayaks.

The local Dive centre offers P.A.D.I qualification courses, equipment rental, snorkeling tours and boat hire to explore the bays, coves and unspoiled reefs.

Also locally why not spend some time horse riding through olive, lemon and orange groves, riding through the countryside, villages or along the beach on a guided trek.

The South Western Peloponnese has a great all year climate for holidays. A warm Spring from March/April with carpets of wild flowers. A summer with refreshing mild sea breezes to take the edge off the summer sun. Comfortable long lasting Autumns great for walking from mid September through to late November.

An area of diversity and natural beauty for all ages to enjoy. www.seabreezegr.com

We welcome you with a hamper of our organic produce including our extra virgin olive oil, olives, our fresh free range eggs ( which children are welcome to collect), home baked bread, jam, cooled mineral water and a cold beer. Our 2 acre site ( 8000m2) incorporates various aspects of eco and agritourism. We rear chickens, for their delicious free range organic eggs and have a developing organic vegetable and fruit garden using permaculture methods. All our seasonal produce is provided in the welcome pack to sample.

Our produce of seasonal vegetables, olive oil, olives, marmalade and fresh eggs are available on request as is a Mediterranean style evening meal served around the pool.

To aid in finding the balance between, relaxing in the house or around the grounds and pool, and exploring the attractions of the local area, we provide our personal guide booklet. With recommendations to: sites of interest, beaches and places of natural wonder to visit, local walks, and tavernas offering a traditional and authentic Greek menu.

Guests arriving without a car may use the service offered by Simon as a taxi and local guide.

For out of season travelers (October to April) we offer a place of respite and peace. Spend some quality self-time, take stock, reassess or plan a new direction. Seabreeze is a great place to retreat and explore your inner qualities.

Ideal for writers and artists, those on a sabbatical or anyone just wanting some quiet time.

Please enquire for off season , reduced rates for longer stays or retreats. seabreezegr.com

More Details

Details for holiday villa Villa Shani, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

A 3 bedroom artists house that sleeps up to 8 guests. Situated in a stunning location with panoramic views of the sea, countryside and picturesque village of Methoni. Fully equipped with air conditioning. Shared swimming pool.The 10 X 4M swimming pool is a 20m stroll through the gardens and has sun loungers and sofas on which to unwind. The shaded breakfast /dining area adjoins and also has fantastic views to amaze. 800m to local sandy beach and 1.5km to Methoni/Finikounda. Various uncrowded , clean, child friendly beaches within easy reach. Whether it be to relax and unwind, explore the numerous archaeological sites of antiquity, discover the original fishing villages or mountain tracks you will be sure to enjoy what the beautiful area has to offer and feel at home in this comfortable property.www.seabreezegr.com for more info.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We moved to Greece with our 3 kids in 2005. We have built a small tourist accommodation business and our family home, within a 2 acre olive grove facing the sea, to get 'back to our roots'.Living and working closer to the flora and forna of the Mediterranean in a wild and rugged environment, and offering our children an alternative experience. seabreezegr.com

After the adventures, mishaps and wonders of the initial couple of years, we are now settled into our seaside village life.

We take a pride in cultivating and caring for our 200 majestic olive trees. Pruning and shaping the form for optimum health.

The fruits are harvested by the whole family in late November and all the local groves are a whirl of activity. We bag up the olives and take them to the local press where we enjoy the lively banter with the other farmers. The cold press extraction produces a liquid gold extra virgin oil that is second to none!

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Speaks English, French, Greek, Hebrew

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Appartement neuf et très propre dans une jolie propriété. Cadre superbe (oliveraies, vue mer et montagnes, piscine très agréable). Endroit très calme et tout a fait charmant. Parfait pour se reposer et idéalement situé à proximité d’une petite ville et de très belles plages de sable d’une propreté irréprochable et assez peu fréquentées. Les propriétaires, charmants et très discrets savent donner de bons conseils pour profiter au mieux de cette région superbe et encore totalement épargnée par le tourisme de masse. A conseiller!
Jul 2010
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11 Reviews

4.5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Perfect family location with spectacular views

  • 4 of 5

Villa Shani is the private house of a cosmopolitan family in Methoni, Greece, very pleasant and unpretentious. Once or twice during the year it is possible to rent the place. It´s ideal for families with two or three kids. The house is located in the middle of an olive grove that is still being cultivated with fantastic views onto the sea and the fortress of Methony. It is built very creatively with lots of lovely details and nice furniture. The place has three bed-rooms, a big kitchen / living- / and dining-room as well as a huge terrace (with the views) and a swimming pool. You can easily spend the whole day at the house or you can visit various beaches, water-falls and archeological sites that are all near-by. There are a few excellent restaurants in the neighbourhood. Nine days went by like nothing and at the end the kids wanted to stay for another week.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday experience in Methoni

  • 5 of 5

We (five adults and youngsters) stayed five nights in Villa Shani. We loved the house and the location. The views are fantastic from the house. The pool worked fine for us - size is good and it was very clean. The kitchen had everything we needed (we had breakfast every morning and cooked several evenings). There are several places to eat on terraces and in the house. Simon and Idit were very helpful and we used their advices to a large extent and had a very, very good time. Actually we were surprised about how laid back the area was - seems to have a good balance between tourism and other industries. There's easy access to beautiful beaches and good trekking in the areas inland. Most towns/villages are nice and without tourist traps. Will come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as stated in the advertisement. The location necessitated our own transport - but this would have been vital in any case to explore the region. The facilities were useful - especially the pool!

The apartment was well-maintained and clean. Simon and Eadie were most friendly and helpful and their recommendations on the locality and the region helped us have a memorable stay.

We liked the town of Methoni for its restaurants and its genuine Greek ambience. Day-trips to waterfalls and archeological sites were also very enjoyable.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment to friends and family.

Thank you, Simon, for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschöne Wohnung

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren 10 Tage in dieser schönen Wohnung. Unser Sohn ist 18 Monate alt und für ihn war der Olivenbaumgarten perfekt. Er konnte die Hühner füttern, im Baumhaus spielen usw.

Ganz in der Nähe sind sehr schöne Strände, die man mit Kind sehr gut besuchen kann. Simon und Idi sind sehr lieb und konnten uns immer gute Tipps geben was man in der Umgebung schönes erleben kann.

Wir werden bestimmt wieder hin fahren und es unseren Freunden weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sonia and Heiko for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you and the little one, which we miss very much! It is always wonderful when our guests makes the most of our 2 acres olive grove and the surrounding gardens and embrace the nature we live in and a part of. We very much looking forward to seeing you all again sometime. (we just added ,around the tree houses, a sand pit and all sort of old cockery pots and much more for hours of kids fun and imagenation). Warm regards, Idit and Simon Danke Sonia und Heiko für Ihre Bewertung, es war eine Freude, Sie und die Kleinen, die wir sehr vermissen erfüllen. Es ist immer schön, wenn unsere Gäste macht das Beste aus unserem 2 Hektar Olivenhain und die umliegenden Gärten und umarmen die Natur in der wir leben und ein Teil. Wir würden uns sehr freuen, Euch alle wieder irgendwann. (wir haben soeben um den Baumhäusern einen Sandkasten und alle Art von alten cockery Töpfe und vieles mehr für Kinder Stunden Spaß und imagenation). Herzliche Grüße, Idit und Simon
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Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in apartment Shani. A perfect holiday. It has all you need to be extremely comfortable and so much more that we found it difficult to stir ourselves from the views and lovely pool to explore the local area. There's plenty to do and see around and about and people are very friendly in the villages and towns. It really deserves a far longer visit.

Our hosts were very knowledgeable, friendly and great company when we sought them out but totally non-intrusive. They cooked us a wonderful meal which we would highly recommend. We were encouraged to enjoy the fruit on the trees and can also recommend the homemade olive oil. This place was a treasure of a find and we would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: wow.. thanks so much for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and we were able to contribute in some positive way. wishing you all the best and look forward to seeing you again, Simon and Idit xx
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Geat view

  • 5 of 5

Stay June 2011, Great veiws from the property, Set in a olive grove. Very friendly hosts. The apartment is large and well equiped with an excellent pool and surrounding area. The local area is has lots of intresting places to visit and there are not many British tourist around, so you get a taste of the real Greece.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David and Heather and thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in Apartment Shani and discovered what the area has to offer. All the best Simon and Idit.
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Location

From the Owner

We have developed a love for this unspoilt corner of Europe and take great pleasure in hosting guests from all over the world. We intend to help facilitate you enjoying a great holiday in this truly wonderful area which has something to offer all ages.We live onsite and are available for any advise or recommendations. It is of the utmost importance that we provide our guests privacy and quiet in a safe and clean environment, so they have the possibility to enjoy a memorable holiday. seabreezegr.com.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kalamata at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Kalamata at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Kalamata at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 800 Metres Car: recommended

Methoni in the Messinia region of the South West Peloponnese is a charming unspoilt seaside village offering a 'Real Greek' experience. Only 45 minutes from local airport (Kalamata). It has an impressive castle to explore and some of the countries finest, uncrowded, child friendly sandy beaches with crystal clear sea. Many tasty local tavenas with a friendly and welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Pylos (10min), Koroni (20min) and Finikounda(5min) are picturesque Greek fishing villages. The area is abound in olive,orange, lemon and fig trees with a green, lush landscape with beautiful scenery, against the backdrop of the hills, mountains and sea. Voidakilla a stunning lagoon/bay and nature reserve/bird watching only 20min away. Methoni is ideally located to explore the many sites of antiquity in the area or enjoy a walk in nature. There is something for all the family to enjoy.The accommodation is situated in a our olive grove with nothing to disturb the peace and tranquility.

Other Activities: horse riding,sailing boat day charter, motor boat hire, bird watching, exploring archaeological sites, walks in nature

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
1 May 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£549
for 3 nights
From
£183
£1,280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
3 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,070
for 5 nights
From
£214
£1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
11 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£549
for 3 nights
From
£183
£1,280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£402
for 3 nights
From
£134
£930
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Our booking conditions are:

50% booking deposit.

50% paid on arrival. If paying through Homeway 21 days prior to arrival.

cancellation conditions:

cancellation prior to 8 weeks before arrival no charge
4-8 weeks 50% of any payment refunded
2-4 weeks 25% refund
less than 2 weeks no refund.

www.seabreezegr.com for more info

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

All our farming activities from: harvesting, feeding and maintaining our 200 olive trees, vegetable garden and fruit orchards incorporate organic and permaculture methods, helping in maintaing healthy soil and minimize water usage. All garden plants are endemic and selected to have minimal water requirements and are watered using a drip system, again conserving water wherever possible. Our chickens are free range and aid us in sharing the kitchen waste with our compost bin as well as providing enormous tasty eggs. As often as possible we use recycled materials for outside building projects ( greenhouses, pergolas, raised vegetable beds, walls, paths, animal shelters, tree houses etc) often combed from beaches when storms have delivered timbers. We have restored and converted a stone store room to form the master bedroom of one house using local methods, craftsmen and materials. Our swimming pool incorporates the most energy efficient filter system and liner. Thus enabling us to keep her filled with water even in winter and only having to refresh the water by a third instead of 100% every spring.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Games

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, cot or child bed available
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Baby cot and high chair can be provided upon request. Swimming pool open from May to October. more information www.seabreezegr.com

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