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Romantic Beach Side Cottage

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Cottage in Koroni, Peloponnese, Greece - Idyllic Location, Just 2 Minutes Walk To The Lovely, Sandy Bathing Beach

The Anchorage is a traditional Greek cottage that has been sympathetically refurbished to suit the needs of 21st century travellers. It is the ideal place for a couple looking for a quiet, romantic getaway within a stone's throw of a beautiful, golden beach. A gentle, 20 minute stroll brings you to the Venetian castle of Koroni and beyond lies the shops and amenities of the town. Along the harbour there are many cafes and tavernas.

Koroni is a thriving community with an Arts Festival. Concerts and exhibitions are arranged from May to October. this area of the Peloponnese benefits from a sunny climate with blue skies and a quality of light that inspires local artists. It seldom rains in July and August and with the temperatures over 25 degrees it has a near perfect climate from April to October.

Koroni benefits from direct flights with Easy Jet from Gatwick to Kalamata which is 45 minutes by car from the cottage - transfers can be arranged. Athens international airport is 3.5 hours away by car using a very good motorway system.

The cottage is used by the owners for a significant period of the year and as a result it feels more like staying in your own home than a holiday let. The property is surrounded by a large terrace which is partly shaded. It is a lovely place to sit and enjoy a meal whilst taking in the view of the bay and the Taygetos mountains beyond. The well stocked garden has a shaded seating area and there is off road parking. Within the cottage there is everything you could need, fast speed broadband, a washing machine, a very well equipped kitchen, air conditioning an outside barbecue and even a small telescope to view the night sky.

Zaga beach, just two minutes down a path from the cottage, is home to nesting turtles. The clear, turquoise waters of the sea are inviting for early morning swims or to cool down later in the day. On the beach there is a windsurf and bike rental centre for guests who feel more active. The Anchorage is a truly romantic hide away. All our visitors throughout 2015, as shown by their reviews and their comments in the visitor's book, have been overwhelmed by the beauty of the location and the charm of the cottage.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are both retired Head Teachers living in the North of England. We have two grown up sons. We spend as much time in Greece as possible and have many hobbies including, sailing, windsurfing, walking, music and dining.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have travelled to many parts of the world. We fell in love with Koroni and were apprehensive about returning. However, you have created the most magical place - thank you for sharing it with us! If ever you decide to sell the Anchorage, please let us know.

Best wishes, I suspect we will try to come back soon.

p.s. we saved 5 baby turtles, amazing to swim with them.

Recommended Olympia (especially the museum) and Mycenae. Also the music festival in Koroni.
Sep 2015
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9 Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

Excellent, lovely cottage by the beach

  • 5 of 5

The Anchorage is a wonderful property a minutes walk from the beach. Really nicely laid out with great facilities. Overall we had a wonderful two weeks. Koroni is close by and we got to explore the local area - especially had fun at the windsurf centre on the beach. We'd recommend the place in a heart beat

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed the Anchorage! We hope to see you back again in the not too far future.....
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5

A corner of unspoilt paradise.

  • 5 of 5

The first impression of the cottage is that it's not a rental property - you are a guest in a very intelligently and well equipped home. And the hosts are generous. I don't just mean the welcome bottle of wine and delicious homemade marmalade. The necessities are there- cleaning products, bin bags, tea, coffee, salt, sugar etc. but there are a lot of extras - use of their telescope for example or phone cards for cheap telephone calls to Europe. Exras that are not frequent in so many rental properties. We stayed there for three weeks and it very quickly became home (we have already booked for next year).The cottage is exactly as descibed: the perfect retreat for a couple wanting a relaxing holiday as near as possible to an unspoilt beach. No disco bars with loud music here. A tavern for meals or drinks at either end and then the most incredible surprise of turtle nests. About a hundred of them when we were there. The mothers lay in June and the eggs hatch in August - just another thing that makes this place so special. The managers are a discrete presence ready to jump in and help with any problem. Getting there and checking in went very smoothly thanks to them and they went above and beyond to make our stay so enjoyable. Our thanks to them and the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in a beautiful cottage and grounds; a very short stroll from the beach. Private terrace surrounded by greenery for lounging and listening to the sounds of the crickets, sea, warm breeze in the trees...couldn't want any more.

Very helpful manager too. Would recommend Resalto Sailing Cove for food and Giannis Axiotopoulos for singing taxi service.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, great location, perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the Ancorage was perfect. The cottage has everything you could need, was spotlessly clean and the location is fantastic for a quiet, relaxing holiday. Thank you :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Words can't even begin to describe how simply perfect our stay was. My boyfriend and I spent a week here and it was just delightful.

From the moment we arrived we felt at home. The owners left us a beautiful welcome note and included some delicious homemade jam and a bottle of wine, which we enjoyed drinking on the balcony with the breathtaking view of the ocean.

The house was spotless, organized and had everything we could have needed and more. Having air conditioning in the rooms was an added bonus after a long day relaxing on the beach, which is only a 2 minute walk away. Also for all you watersports fans, there is a great windsurf rental place on the same beach. My boyfriend and I used a couple of their windsurfing boards and kayaks and they were super friendly, welcoming and helpful.

I could not recommend this house more to anyone looking for a beachy paradise home away from home, which is minutes away from the beach and a quick ride into the beautiful town of Koroni. I can't wait to go back again next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Romantic Beachside Cottage. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you back at any time. Best wishes, Jina and Nick
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5

Secluded comfy and very close to the sea

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet break. House is a minutes walk to the best part of lovely Zaga beach and is well equipped, clean, comfy and very private.

Both owner and manager were very helpful and Jina and Nick have great local knowledge.

We were there for two weeks without a car and the walk to the nearest food shop took about half an hour along the beach and up a series of quite steep steps (a little more into the town - down the other side) no great hardship, swimming on the way. Swallow-tailed butterflies and lots of other wildlife around.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick and I are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in the Beachside Cottage. It really is the place to unwind, isnt it and we hope to see you back again one day to this lovely part of Greece! Bye for now, Jina
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Location

POLYLIMNIO ΠΟΛΥΛΙΜΝΙΟ
Messene
Bougris
"Place to eat for budget food and plenty of it! Nice to sit in the garden and eat in the Summ..."
Koroni Arts Festival
"I would say that this is suitable for all ages and types of tourist. There are weekly music..."

From the Owner

We have been travelling around Greece since we were students - a long time ago. This cottage was always rented by us when our children were small, it wasn't until 2006 that we were able to persuade the Greek owner's to sell it to us. They have become our closest Greek friends and we feel a part of their family. Since then we have been modernising the cottage each year. This area of Greece has a fascinating history which we have enjoyed reading, and learning about. Whether it is Koroni Castle, Methoni or Pylos and Navarino Bay there are so many imprints from the past. The rich tapestry of Spartan, Byantine, Frankish, Venetian and Ottoman heritage can be seen within no more than an hour's drive from the cottage.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kalamata at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Zaga Beach at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Patras at 300 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Gialova at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Kalamata at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Zaga beach at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Helmos at 250 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Zaga at 0.25 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Just a two minute walk to the nearest beach, other local beaches are all within close proximity and can be reached within 30 minutes walking distance or a few minutes by car.

Travel:

Kalamata airport, just 45 minutes drive away, Athens airport 3.5. hours drive away, there are also frequent buses to Kalamata and then onward to Koroni with local bus.

The nearest port is Patras, a 4 hour drive away approximately.

Although a car is not essential, it is good to have for exploring the many interesting sites of the Peloponnese.

Distances:

Distance to town is approximately 2km.

Airport 45 km.

Ancient Messini, approximately 1 hrs. drive away, Ancient Olympia 2 hrs.drive away. The Mani peninsular across the bay 2 hours drive. Kalamata town 1 hr. drive or by bus.

Further Details:

The town has all amenities and is reached in 20 minutes walking time from the cottage or by car a few minutes. There are 2 banks with ATM. Several doctors in town. Bakers for delicious fresh bread, fresh fish shop or buy from the fishermen when they bring in the days catch. Pharmacy, supermarkets, tavernas, cafe/bars, gift shops etc.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Late Spring 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
High Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Late Summer 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
At the time of booking a 20% deposit is required and the remainder payable one month before arrival. If the booking is made in another currency other than that stated the person booking is responsible for any bank charges incurred in the transaction.

Changeover Day:
We ask that guests arrive after 1400 hrs and depart by 10.00 p.m.
Changeover days are flexible.

A deposit of 20% and the remainder of the rental are paid into the owner's account in pounds sterling 1 month before arrival date.

Manager'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

From the Owner

The property is located conveniently for the beach, we are keen windsurfers and swimmers so it is perfect. We also have a yacht which we are able to keep in dry dock in Kalamata which is just a 40 minute drive away. It is just a 40 minute drive from the airport so is very well located, we love living outdoors, whether it is sailing, windsurfing or walking in the mountains and around the coast. Koroni is a perfect base for all our interests and the beautiful weather extends the months we can enjoy our hobbies to the full. We are renting out the property for 3 months of the year but we live in it ourselves for long periods. As a result it is equipped to a high standard and we have not economised on quality when making it our home in Greece.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • A modern shower room with w.c and hand basin, attached to the entrance area but accessed via and external door.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Good sized bedroom with double bed, bedside cupboards and storage.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A perfect cottage for those that like peace and quiet. Very well appointed for the beach and close to restaurants and bars. The road down to the cottage is quite narrow but once at the cottage there is adequate parking in the cottage garden. Outside: Beautiful garden with sympathetic planting, shady areas to sit. Large balcony surrounding the cottage looking down to the sandy beach. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included, the property is cleaned before arrival and on departure.

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