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Romantic Beach Side Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Lovingly restored cottage by the 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

Property Manager
jina moeser
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018

About jina moeser

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.

jina moeser purchased this cottage in 2006

Why jina moeser chose Koroni

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Koroni in Messenia

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Good sized bedroom with double bed, bedside cupboards and storage.
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
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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Romantic Beach Side Cottage
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Everything We Wanted!

  • 5 of 5

We love Koroni, we love Zaga and the early morning turtle trails that keep it such a special beach, and we love the cottage! So yes, we're unashamedly in love with the place, the town and the region. Having come here last year and been so impressed, we feared that somehow, possibly, this year it might not quite live up to expectations. But it did. The tranquillity and beauty of the place were just as we remembered it, and the cottage was first-rate in every respect. We loved the privacy it affords, while at the same time providing a view of the sea that will sustain us on cold wet mornings in November back in the UK!

Will we come back again some time? That's like asking if it's ever sunny in Greece.

Steve and Suzanne.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Steve and Suzanne, you are lovely guests and we were so happy to be able to sit down and chat with you over a lovely glass of red wine. We look forward to your return, whenever that may be. Enjoy the rest of the Summer. Jina and Nick
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The Anchorage, Koroni

  • 4 of 5

I had a good feeling about this when I saw the description and images on the Owners Direct website.

Usually I leave finding a place for my holidays until the last minute but I decided to take a chance and booked well ahead.

If your a box ticker looking for an equivalent to a corporate style hotel-like apartment I don't think this is for you.

The Anchorage has real personality. It is quirky in places, eg outside loo but is, in a word, delightful.

All the carefully nurtured spaces around the cottage have their own small but unique qualities: the entrance, a small bower nearby with its blue concrete seat, the landscaped driveway for the car and the main terrace overlooking the olive grove below and the sea where I spent most of my time. This is quite private part covered and is free from being directly overlooked. It has table, chairs, external sofa, an awning over the East side and various other useful items: it became for me the main room for my stay albeit outside. ((I didn't use the internal living room which is a bit limited but it was useful for the occasions when I had to work). The WiFi is limited in its data allowance but was ok for me most of the time and I had the strong feeling the cottage was telling me to forget about work and go relax outside...

Every morning I walked out onto the terrace looking over a blue sky and sea, then walked down through the olive grove and straight onto the beach and into the sea: it is a very shallow gradation so very safe.

The owners have been most careful to sense the good aspects of this location and develop the cottage sensitively.

I came to value the walk either along the beach or along the small road into town (Koroni) about 25mins with views along the way.

The town is quite lively and the Fort overlooking Koroni is intriguing with a lovely little Greek Orthodox church within their grounds.

There is local help on hand with Jina always responding to my texts promptly if there was something I was unsure about.

NB Bring mosquito spray for evenings; once I used mine I didn't have further problems.

I should mention on arrival I had a nice card from the owners and a bottle of good Greek wine and a large jar of home-made lemon marmalade that was delicious.

All in all the combination of location, fantastic weather, and a beautifully developed little home was genuinely delightful and I would wholehearted recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful and stunning cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 10 days in Greece staying in the loveliest of Greek cottages only 2 minutes from the beach. The cottage was very clean and so well equipped (iron, hairdryer, microwave, blenders, full set of great knives, etc etc). There was both a very Greek landscaped garden with a canopy of vines as well as a great terrace. Our 2 year old loved a small paddling pool which the owners left for us in the courtyard. We got up in the mornings walked through a small olive grove straight on to the beach, headed back for lunch and back to the beach again for the afternoon. Evenings were spent looking at the stars from the very comfy day bed (with wine). Jina and Nick who manage the property were always on hand to help if we needed them and we felt very welcomed. We would definitely go back and I'm tempted not to add our review as we'd like to keep this cottage as our secret.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Alan and Kirsty (and of course Sam!), it was a delight to welcome you again to Koroni and to know that you enjoyed your stay at 'The Anchorage' We look forward to meeting you all again in the future... With best wishes, Nick and Jina
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our holiday at the Anchorage. It is so comfortable and has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday.

We loved waking up to a view and sounds of the sea.

There are tavernas a short walk either way along the beach.

Koroni is lovely a selection of nice restaurants at the harbour.

We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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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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: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Koroni Arts Festival
I would say that this is suitable for all ages and types of tourist. There are weekly music...
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Zaga Beach
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Zaga beach
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


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.


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.


Distance to town is approximately 2km.

Airport 45 km.

Ancient Messini, approximately 1 hrs. drive away, Ancient Olympia 2 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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Koroni, Peloponnese

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
APRIL 2019l
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
MAY 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
JUNE 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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