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

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


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!

Brian King
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 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 Pilos Nestor

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pilos Nestor in Messenia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 shower rooms, with basins and toilets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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
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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Villa, Private Pool, 180 Degree Sea Views, 'Out Of The Way' Heaven
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful location, extrememly relaxing, superb well equipped villa.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, extrememly relaxing, superb well equipped villa. Would recommend for anyone wanting a quiet, 'away from it all' holiday

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's what we try to provide!
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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: 20-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 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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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: 12-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 19-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed our little bit of paradise!
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Bay Course, Costa Navarino
Nearest Motorway
55 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Apolapsi, Kamaria
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary


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.


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.


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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pilos Nestor, Peloponnese

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.