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Tranquile Hand Built Log Cabin Overlooking Memi Beach



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
House in Koroni, Peloponnese, Greece - Tranquile Location, 8 Minutes Walk To The Beach

The log cabin enjoys a unique position on the hillside above Koroni. To the east and south, the house overlooks Memi beach, Koroni and the Taygetous mountain. The view is private and uninterrupted. To the north and west, the view is of the hills and olive groves. The location is secluded and very private. It is a wonderful place to stay if you are looking for complete peace and tranquility - you can enjoy spectacular sunrises from here. The house was built in 2002 by my husband and my children. They built the house log by log; nailing each log together, building the roof and the hand made pine ceiling. The floors are hard oak wood and were built with precision and skill. The balconies are wooden too. The project involved a lot of very hard work. My husband is a skilled carpenter so the house has been finished to a very high standard. In the living area there is a hand made oak sofa and an armchair made of walnut. The furniture was designed and made by my husband.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

I am Kiki and I was born in Koroni, I spent all my childhood years in this area. As a child I used to study and look at the beautiful blue sea as a way to travel around the world. After graduating from high school I went to the USA at Temple University in Philadelphia to get an education. It was also the place where I met my husband. In the 2000 my husband and my children decided to built this log house to bond them together. A lot of personal work and care has been taken to every part of the house. From the hand made roof, floor, house walls to the hand made sofa and chairs. Almost everything is custom made and with a lot of love. We always appreciate having guests over at our home. Greek hospitality is not just a saying where I come from, its an action of heart.

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1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Beautiful location, well-built cabin.

  • 3 of 5

Pros: Views, wooden interior, wooden balcony, very quiet, excellent fly screens.

Cons: intermittent water supply (off for more than 12 hours once), low voltage solar supply - insufficient for a hairdryer or a fan, appalling track up to cabin, really suitable for a 4x4 vehicle only.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought the location at 1996. We liked the land because it was close to civilization, tavernas and beach, but it seemed that you were very far away from the crowds and the civilization. It was the ideal location to spend our vacations and be alone in nature with the wind, the birds, the bushes and the wild flowers. Later on a Log house was built to shelter our dreams. This was done in coordination of my husband and my children. It was a project to bond the family on a summer vacation time. Now the children leave all over the world and visit it few weeks per year.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : KALAMATA at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : KORONI at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : PATRAS at 240 Kilometres Nearest Golf : PYLOS, COSTA NAVARINO at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : KORINTHOS at 200 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : KALAMATA at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : KRYONERI at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : MAINALON at 200 Kilometres Nearest Beach : MEMI BEACH at 1.5 Kilometres Car: recommended


The Kryoneri beach is 900 meters away and it takes 8 minutes to walk down the hill and 12 minutes to walk up the hill! Of course one can take the car in order to go to this beach. You will love this small secluded beach with round pebbles and a cave to protect you from the high sun. Memi beach is next to Kryoneri beach and it is about 1.500 meters away from the house.You can enjoy walking along the beach all the way to the south part of koroni and have a meal or a drink at ZAGA beach Tavern.


The nearest airport is Kalamata airport which is about 45 km away and 45 minutes drive. Athens airport is 3 hours and 15 minutes drive. The Patras port is also 3 hours and 15 minutes drive. The car is not essential since the beach is within walking distance and 3 tavernas and a coffee shop are close by, but recommended if you like to visit the ancient sites and castles. We can arrange to do shopping in Koroni together if you do not have a car since the food market is 4 km away.


The distance to the town of Koroni is 4 km, where the there is the port, the post office, the banks, the food stores, the taverns, gift shops etc.

Koroni has a Venetian castle and inside the castle is the temple of Apollo, the monastery of Agios Ioannis, and some private houses. The views from Koroni castle are stunning. Methoni's castle is 25 km away. Pylos with two castles, a museum and a golf course is about 35 km away. The Voidokoilia lagoon is next to Pylos. The Ancient Messini is 60 km away.

Further Details:

The house is situated in a location that it is ideal for short walks or long walks in nature. The rolling hills are surrounding the property. There are a lot of various birds in the area, for bird watching. Some are local birds like egles, or immigrating birds in the spring and the autumn. There is also horseback riding paths and a horse to rent from a local lady. Windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, fishing, volley ball can all be organised in the local area. The area is unique for photography all year round.

If you are the travelling type, you can take numerous day trips. Travel the the nearby waterfalls in Haraugi 45 km,or the water falls in Neda river 2.30 hours. Mani is in the other side of the gulf that Koroni is situated and it takes 2.30 hours one way. The Methoni Castle 25 km away. The Pylos Paleokastro and Neokastro, the museum,the Voivokoilia Lagoon are less than an hour's drive. My favorite one is the Nestor' Palace in Englianos and the local museum in Hora 1 hour and 30 minutes away. The ancient Messini site with the museum is an hour and close to Kalamata airport. Kalamata has a population of 44.000 people. It is the capital of Messinia with the business district, castle, museum, water front, port and various restaurants and cafes. Ancient Olympia is 2 hours and 30 minutes away, Mystra is 2.15 minutes away.


Rental rates

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15 Sep 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
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16 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
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16 Sep 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 15.0%

Booking Notes:
The booking is done directly to my e-mail. I will answer all your requests and any questions that you may have about the house and the area. Upon availability, a 25% deposit of the total cost is requested and the rest one month before your arrival. I will also forward directions to the property and welcome you upon your arrival. I live relatively close to the rented property, so you can contact me any time if you need to.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is flexible. Arrival and departure times will be according to your individual needs, upon agreement.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in Great Britain pounds. If you are in the European common Market the equivalent in Euros will be accepted according to the bank rate.

A 25% deposit is requested and the rest of the amount one month before your arrival

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From the Owner

Staying in the property one gets this unique experience of being one with nature. It is a lovely house not too big not too small but very efficient. Staying inside the house or been outside of it, the view of the surroundings is the same and fantastic. Nothing stop your eyes from the horizon. Staying in the log house is an experience itself. The unique smell of the wood inside the house, the fresh air that comes from the windows, the birds chirping, the smell of the wild flowers, the stars at night that can be seen all year round. It is a place that one can really relax, away from telephones and wifi, tv.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Toys ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is a separate room. It is very spacious with w.c., shower, and washbasin. The bathroom window overlooks the rolling hills of the area.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: It is an open space bedroom w/ a queen size bed that sleeps 2 people. Designed and positioned to have uninterrupted views of the surrounding area. One can simultaneously see the sea & the surrounding hills. An extra bed can be provided or a baby crib.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The log house is suitable for people who love to be alone in a romantic environment close to nature. It is suitable for a couple and a child. Pets are welcome. There is a cast iron stove to heat the house in the winter months. It has a gas stove for minimal cooking and a refrigerator. The electricity is provided by photo voltaic panel for lighting the rooms. Since the house if made of solid wood, smoking is not permitted in the house and on the balcony. The use of fire is forbidden. Outside: The balcony or patios are surrounding the house east, west and south. The west one is made out of local stone and the others made out of wood. There is a stone table and chairs. There is not a proper garden but the house is surrounded by olive trees and wild flowers and bushes. The car can be parked just outside of the house. Utility Room: There is a big walk in closet that can be used as storage space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and they can be changed twice a week. Cleaning can be arranged upon request. Other: There is a walk in closet that has hangers and storage space for suitcases.

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