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Villa, Private Pool, 180 Degree Sea Views, 'Out Of The Way' Heaven

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Villa near in Finikounda, Peloponnese, Greece - Peaceful Location, Nestled In Own Olive Grove

In it’s own olive grove just minutes from the beach resort of Finikounda, with a panoramic view of the Ionian Sea and the islands of Sapienza and Schiza, Villa Elya is the perfect ‘away from it all’ holiday destination. The property has 2 double bedrooms, and 1 twin bedroom, open plan lounge / dining area / kitchen, 2 bathrooms, & a utility room with washing machine. All the accommodation is on one floor and all rooms are air-conditionned (which is included in your rental cost). The balcony looks out across the private 8 metre by 4 metre pool and BBQ area nestled in the olive trees. Finikounda, with a wealth of tavernas and 2 sandy ‘blue-flag’ beaches, is just 6 km’s away. Methoni and Koroni, with their architectural ruins are 15 minutes away, and the strategic town of Pylos & the lagoon and wetlands of Voidokoilia - one of the most spectacular in Europe - just 30 mins away. Elya really is a dream tourist location with Ancient Olympia just a 2 hours drive!

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Brian King
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Brian King

We bought our villa about 10 years ago as our "out of the way" retreat for retirement. We're not quite ready for retirement yet, but are very happy with the idea of spending a lot more time in a warmer climate!

Brian King purchased this villa in 2005

Why Brian King chose Messinia

This area of Greece is relatively unspoilt. Local planning laws mean that property development is well controlled and even the local 'resort' of Finikounda still has that quaint Greek village feel to it.

Our villa is about 6 kms outside of Finikounda - close enough for it to be a 5 minute drive in the evening if we want to go down and sample the night life - but far enough away in that our villa is total quiet and peaceful.

Sitting on the balcony with the 180 degree view of the sea and the islands at sundown - with gin and tonic of course - it our favourite time of the day!

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

Peaceful getaway from it all!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a peaceful two weeks with our family in this well equipped villa. It has a great view and lovely grounds. There are plenty of tavera's in nearby Finikounda so we alternated bar-b-ques with nights eating out. A great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to see hear you like our "out of the way heaven"! Christina & Brian
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5

Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

The villa was just as described and was perfect as a base to explore from but also to spend time by the pool or under the shade of the olive trees with family. The outside space was the real selling point for us when choosing the villa and it did not disappoint. The location, with great views, felt away from mass tourism as we wanted but restaurants and beach were a five minute drive away when wanted. We would certainly consider a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderf and relaxing world away!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic time at Villa Elya! It was beautiful with stunning views! Very well equipped with everything we could ever need for our holiday. We particularly enjoyed the pool and the al fresco dining! Olive oil from the plot was a wonderful surprise and very tasty! We found the villa solated enough to find peace and quite, but near enough to the town to get nice dinners and visit the shops. It was also near the beach and traveling up to Methoni and Pylos is a must!

Many thanks to Brian and Christina for letting us stay in their lovely villa! We hope to return some day and would definetly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed our little bit of paradise!
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Location

From the Owner

This area of Greece is relatively unspoilt. Local planning laws mean that property development is well controlled and even the local 'resort' of Finikounda still has that quaint Greek village feel to it. Our villa is about 6 kms outside of Finikounda - close enough for it to be a 5 minute drive in the evening if we want to go down and sample the night life - but far enough away in that our villa is total quiet and peaceful. Sitting on the balcony with the 180 degree view of the sea and the islands at sundown - with gin and tonic of course - it our favourite time of the day!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kalamata at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Patras at 150 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bay Course, Costa Navarino at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Kalamata at 55 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Apolapsi, Kamaria at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Local at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Closest beach is 15 minutes walk (downhill!) or 5 minutes in the car (which would be very handy for the journey back!). Many other fairly deserted beaches - several kms of beach at Finikounda, best beach is Mavrovouni 10 minutes towards Methoni, which itself has a gently shelving beach by the castle. The most stunning is the famous horse-shoe beach at Voidokilia just 30 minutes away.

Travel:

Car is essential.

Nearest airport = Kalamata, 1 hour away.

Athens airport (for much greater choice of flights) = 3.5 hours mainly motorway drive

Nearest port = Patras, 2.5 hours drive with ferries to Italy.

Distances:

Local village Evagillismos is 2 kms and has 2 small mini-markets and a 'locals' taverna / restaurant with excellent local fare - at superb prices.

Kamaria village is 2kms towards Finikounda and has 2 restaurants.

Finikounda is 6 kms with probably 20 different restaurants.

Further Details:

Several supermarkets in Finikounda, Methoni, Koroni, Pylos.

Cash machines in Finikounda, Methoni, Koorni, Pylos.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Peak 2017
9 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
End season 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
We need a £200 / 250 Euro booking / security deposit. This is held until after your stay and returned when our local rep has confirmed there are no breakages and no excessive cleaning required.

50% of your rental is due 4 months before you arrive, payable into our UK bank account.

The remaining 50% is due 2 months before you arrive.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Sunday during peak period to coincide with flight arrivals at Kalamata airport.

Flexibility may be possible at other times, subject to bookings.


Notes on prices:
Prices cover up to 6 people. THERE ARE NO EXTRA CHARGES. Air-con is in all rooms is included in prices. Cleaning is included in prices. Clean bedding and bath towels are provided weekly and are included in the prices.

50% of rental is due 4 months before arrival.
Balance of rental is due 2 months before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 90 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 shower rooms, with basins and toilets

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and balcony overlooking pool, bedroom 2 with double bed and balcony overlooking pool, bedroom 3 with 2 single beds

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All accommodation is on the first floor with hallway. 2 shower rooms, 3 bedrooms are all accessed from the hallway (2 bedrooms with balconies overlooking the pool area). The lounge / diner has sofa and armchairs, TV and DVD player and video / book library, dining table with seating for 6, double doors to balcony overlooking the pool with outside table and chairs for 6. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, oven and hob, pots / pans / cutlery / plates / glasses etc for 6 people. Utility room has washing machine, iron / ironing board and further (beer and wine?) fridge. All rooms have air-conditioning (no extra charge for use of a/c). Outside: 8m by 4m private swimming pool, single depth of 1.4m. Barbecue patio with table and chairs for 6. 4 wooden sunbeds with cushions, shaded area with table and chairs under large olive tree providing shade throughout the day. Utility Room: Separate utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board, first aid cupboard and second fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be cleaned immediately prior to your arrival, with clean bedding and towels provided (for the bathroom - please bring your own towels for the pool / beach). For multi-week stays clean bedding and towels will be provided each weekend.

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