Good size house, ideal for families or couples, very close to town and beach.
This lovely town house is situated in a wonderful position in a no through road. The house is built on two floors with sea views from both floors. There is parking in the vicinity. The outstanding feature of this house is the long balcony on the second floor which runs the length of the house, it is a great place to sit and be amazed at the many views, to Koroni Castle, the town with its harbour, across the bay to the Taygetos mountains, and the beautiful summer sunsets. A wonderful place to sit and dine and while away the hours. It is a large house suitable for 5 persons. Once out the front door it is just a few minutes walk and you are in town with its many restaurants and cafes. If it is a quick dip you want within 2 minutes you can be swimming in the clear blue Mediterranean. This is a house suitable for all year living, in the summer life is lived on the balcony and in the winter by the log fire, just reading and relaxing, a great house for entertaining.
Every room except the downstairs shower room has views to the sea. Lay in bed and listen to the sound of the sea, large glazed doors open onto the balcony, wonderful views to wake up to....
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About the Owner
Approaching retirement, we were looking to buy a property abroad in a warmer climate.
Greece was an obvious choice, Mairi having lived and worked in Greece in her youth:Godfree having a background in Classical Greek.
We regularly sailed through the Ionian and Aegean over a period of 20 yrs.
We normally would spend up to 5 months of the year in Greece.
We love to travel and explore this fascinating country with its many ancient sites, waterfalls and stunning scenery.
We enjoy entertaining our friends and eating out in the local area.
We also enjoy music and love to attend the many concerts that they have in Koroni during the music festival in the summer
5 based on 9 holidaymaker reviews
We stayed here for one week with our 3 grown up children. The living room (with sofa bed) and one twin bedded room are downstairs and the master bedroom and kitchen are upstairs (spiral staircase). The house is very comfortable and homely. The balcony is fabulous to sit and enjoy the amazing view - lots of space and seating (the last place we stayed at the balcony was so narrow we sat in a row and felt like we were at the cinema!) Three beaches within walking distance - the nearest two beaches (2 min walk) are stony but good for snorkelling (fantastically clear water) and one beautiful long sandy beach, Zaga (10 min walk). Sun loungers and umbrellas can be hired at Zaga (5 euros for one parasol and 2 beds) but we preferred to walk just a little further along the beach where it was a bit quieter. Good variety of shops in Koroni. Best bakery up the 'Coastguard' road (on left along main street) - cheaper than Rachel's Bakery further up. The castle is definitely worth a visit. One of the lovely things about Koroni is that it is still relatively un-touristy with hardly any British visitors. Mostly Italians on holiday. Loads of fab places to eat. Can recommend Bogris and Resalto (more expensive). Jina and Nick were so helpful and we were delighted to be able to hear Nick playing in his band on a festival night. Hope to return to Koroni next year.
Wonderful holiday in a lovely house
We have just returned from a wonderful stay in Koroni. The house is in an excellent location with amazing views; it is very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, even has a juicer and a blender. The large balcony, with its views of the harbour and the castle, is perfect for eating, relaxing and watching the world go by. The house is very convenient for the town's shops and restaurants, and is also within easy access of two beaches, Zaga beach in particular is lovely, lined with shady trees, with a very pleasant taverna.
I have never stayed anywhere with such a huge selection of books, honestly there are probably more books there than I have in my own home, and they cater for a wide range of tastes.
Jina and Nick were there to welcome us and show us round, we didn't need to call on them again but Jina did text to make sure all was well, and I know they would have helped with any queries or problems had we needed them.
All in all, a great holiday!
Amazing house in a beautiful unspoilt Greek town
What an amazing location in such a beautiful Greek town. This house which is filled with fabulous books has everything you need with a twin room, living room and shower room downstairs as well as a pretty back yard with plenty of space to dry towels and clothes. But it is upstairs that really takes the breath away. A kitchen and a double bedroom both leading out on to an amazing balcony where you can sit for hours watching the world go by. There is also a second shower room which is handy if there are 4 or 5 of you. Koroni is a lovely little town with plenty of Tavernas, shops and beaches for visitors but where locals still live, work and sit outside their houses chatting. The house is currently managed for the owners by an English couple who live nearby. They could not have been more helpful and always replied promptly to our initial queries. They met us on arrival and, although we did not need any help while we were there, it was good to know that they were nearby if needed.
A gem of a place
This was our second visit to Koroni and now that we have found this wonderful property, with its breathtaking views, I'm sure we shall be back again! It beats anywhere we have ever stayed in terms of its perfect location, and is as comfortable and well-equipped as you could hope for.
Our visit took place just after the referendum, at a time of great economic difficulty for Greeks, but we found local people as relaxed and welcoming as ever. We enjoyed eating in Koroni's restaurants including a newly opened one, Resalto. We also enjoyed visiting Methoni (fabulous castle), Pylos and Ancient Messini, which is stunning. Our two young adult sons had an equally great time. Our thanks to Godfree and Mairi and to Jina and Nick for making our stay such a pleasure.
Perfect house by the sea
We were personally welcomed to the cottage, which was in a perfect location with a 180 degree beautiful view of Koroni harbour and castle from the huge balcony. Koroni town is less than 5 mins walk away, down the hill, where there are lots of shops, eateries, and friendly locals. The house was very well equipped (don't bother to take books with you - there are hundreds!), comfortable, and an ideal spot from which to explore the area.
Memorable holiday !
We had a wonderful time. The house is a real 'home from home' rather than a holiday let. It is really well equipped from beach towels to an amazing collection of books and maps. The highlights for us were the amazing views of the harbour, seafront and castle from the balcony and the proximity of the town, just a few minutes away. Thanks also to Nick and Jina for your help and to Godfree and Mairi for your advice. We hope to return. All highly recommended!
From the Owner
“When we first visited Koroni in 2004 we were very attracted to it. We returned in 2005 and by chance saw a 'For Sale' in the window and completed the purchase in October of that year. The location is stunning situated as we are close to the Castle, the town with all its amenities, two wonderful bathing beaches all within 10 minutes walking distance. The town of Koroni is independent of tourism so all times of the year are worth visiting. It has a post office, banks, medical centre, supermarkets and shops and serves the inhabitants of many of the small villages around. It is an easy town to negotiate, there are also regular buses to Kalamata the nearest city and to the airport which is only 45 kms away.”
Activity and Interests
There are three great bathing beaches, one just down from the castle, you can sit on the balcony and watch people swimming in the clear blue sea, this is just a 2-3 minute walk away. Through the town to the far side of the harbour there is also another beach, the sea is very shallow, ideal for children to bathe, this is a 15-20 minute walk away. The largest sandy beach which is home to nesting loggerhead turtles in the summer is 2.5 km long and just a 10 minute walk away from the house.
The nearest airport is Kalamata, it is open from early spring until late October, just 45 kms away, a car is best but there are also buses and taxis from the airport, we also offer to pick people up from the airport.
Then there is Athens airport which is a 3.5 hour drive away, you can hire a car at the airport or there are buses that bring you to Kalamata and then onto Koroni.
If it is just a beach holiday you want then a car is not a necessity but to explore the area more it is recommended.
Distance to Koroni town .5 km, distance to Kalamata with its old district and museums and great sea front and shops is 50 km.
To golf courses 50-60 kms.
Many ancient sites all within a days driving.
The town of Koroni is independent of tourism and therefore worth a visit any time of year, it has all amenities, banks with ATM machines, supermarkets, bakers, fishmongers, hairdressers, car hire, buses, taxis and many tourist shops. Imagine a short walk away to buy freshly baked bread and to watch the local catch coming in and buy fish straight from the boat.
There are several good tavernas mostly along the harbour side all doing local cuisine, there is one very good fish restaurant. There is an abundance of cafes and a one selling a large variety of excellent ice cream.
There is also a private health care clinic and in an emergency there is help 24 hrs at a nearby town, 20 minutes drive away.
Along the large sandy beach called Zaga nearby there is a windsurfing school when you can hire boards and get expert tuition. They also hire out kayaks for the experienced.
The beach of Zaga is protected as it is home to nesting Loggerhead Turtles who return each year to lay their eggs, there is a protection society who monitor the nests, they have a kiosk in town where they sell gifts and give out information.
Down from Koroni castle is the church of Elefstria, this is where the miraculous icon was found after a girl had a dream about it, worth a visit.
In the summer months a musical festival is held in Koroni with concerts for all tastes.
If driving then it is worth a visit to some of the ancient sites, Olympia home of the original games is about a 90 minute drive away, Nestors Palace, just outside of Pylos, approximately 75 kms away. Kalamata with its large seafront, great shops, old historical centre and museums and very good restaurants, 50 kms away.
In the winter months not all the restaurants will be open in town but just out of town there are some very good places to eat which can be recommended to you.
Maybe you are an artist or writer or photographer or maybe you just appreciate nature at its best, then Koroni and surrounding areas are for you.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A non refundable deposit of 20% of the total price is required at the time of booking and remainder paid 4 weeks before arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in quoted currency (pounds sterling) other currencies agreed with owner/advertiser beforehand and paid by bank transfer at guests expense.
Late availability bookings, paid in full at time of booking.
Changeover days can be flexible, would like guests to arrive after 14.00 hrs and to depart by 10 a.m
Notes on prices:
A discount for long lets in the winter months can be arranged for stays of longer than 2 weeks
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“We really enjoy the convenience of the town and all its shops and amenities being just a short walk from the property. Although being so close to the town and two splendid bathing beaches there is also a feeling of openness once in the property as from each window there are superb vistas looking out to sea. A feature which really sets the property apart, we think, is the large balcony which runs the length of the property, which has amazing views all year round, who could not be enthralled by the sight of the mighty Taygetos mountain range, snow capped in winter, the sight of the ancient Castle of Koroni, the beaches and the harbour, it would be hard to find a better viewpoint. The property is conveniently located for exploring the local areas, with their many attractions.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- Coffee Maker
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- Freezer ...
- Kitchen ...
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- Hob ...
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- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player ...
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- Music Library ...
- Stereo ...
- Video Library ...
- children welcome ...
- pets considered ...
- smoking allowed ...
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- 180 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Next to downstairs bedroom is a shower room, with w.c. and basin and mirror on the upstairs level there is another shower room with w.c., basin and bathroom cabinet, this is located right next to upstairs bedroom. Both showers rooms are nicely tiled.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Two single beds pushed together make one large double
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, Single bed located in living area, shared shower room ....
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs bedroom has twin beds, air/con unit, bedside cabinet with lamp and large double wardrobe off, there is a comfortable single bed in living room. Upstairs bedroom has twin beds, air/con unit, wardrobe, cupboards and direct access to balcony.
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- Notes on accommodation: : There is a small back yard with pretty plants and a washing line this is accessed from the living room. There is a wonderful balcony, the whole length of the building, accessed from the upstairs bedroom or from the kitchen. On the balcony there are various chairs and a large table, a wonderful place for dining and admiring the superb all round views of the mountains across the bay, the nearby Koroni Castle, the charming town with its terracotta roofs and the harbour with the many boats bobbing about. Utility Room: washing machine and wardrobe. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided. A clean set is left for the guests to use. The property is cleaned before the guests arrive and after they leave. Other: Large balcony with two awnings for shade, the place to be for the amazing views all year round. There is a large wooden table and plenty of chairs. A great place to dine and entertain friends. We can also arrange a transfer from Kalamata airport, price to be arranged