About the property
- Villa2960 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
275 sq.m. living space with 4 ensuite bedrooms infinity pool sea mountain view
HELLENIC TOURIST ADMINISTRATION LICENCE MHTE 128k92000322401
Mani House is located near Gythio town on the Mani Peninsula, at Laconia, an area of the Peloponnese rich in history.
Its residents, the Maniots, were forceful men and Mani has maintained its independence throughout the years.
Overlooking the “SKOUTARI” Gulf, 500 meters away from the sea, offers a stunning view of the sea along with the opposite slopes of the mountain "Taygetos".
The house of 441.32 sqm is built on a stone-fenced plot of 5015.41 sqm, with a living space of 275.75 sqm and 165..57 sqm for auxiliary space including a garage of 80 sqm and 2.7 height
The traditional buildings of Mani were built of stone following a fortress-like design; many vendettas amongst the Mani families meant that people built homes to protect themselves. Elements of this traditional style are reflected in the design of Mani House.
The stone walls are combined with a modern interior focused on comfort. The traditional albeit unique property features all modern conveniences including, among others, a sound system for different areas of the house; satellite TV, BBQ, and wood oven as well as an infinity pool with breathtaking views.
The main entrance to the property is from the pool terrace. The infinity pool is large with dimensions: Length 12.80m x 5.45m width, 1.35m high in the shallow and 3.00m in the deep water. The wooden door leads to a bright and spacious central living area. Each part of this central living space fits beautifully into a perfectly designed interior.
The colours are simple, creams and stone, with a flagged floor that runs throughout. The shutters are painted in pale pistachio and bright magenta has been introduced throughout the soft furniture and dining chairs which give a contrast of brilliance to the colour scheme. Large French style doors lead from every area to the pool terrace which offers a perfect place to relax for every part of the day.
Enjoy your stay at Mani House using the sun loungers that surround the pool, the shaded areas to dine or sit under the shade of the huge oak tree whilst playing a game of chess or backgammon.
The kitchen is located at the rear of the large central living space and is fully equipped with all modern conveniences. It offers direct access to a patio at the back of the house which takes on a traditional, cafe-style appearance featuring pretty, metal chairs and tables and a BBQ and bread oven to conjure up the flavours of Greece.
On the same level but in a separate wing are three bedrooms. One has a double bed with an en-suite bathroom including a bathtub and a large dressing area. Next, there are two twin bedrooms, each one featuring an en-suite bathroom with shower. All bedrooms have direct access to the pool terrace.
The next floor features a bedroom with en-suite bathroom and shower and a comfortable double bed, along with an office desk. This room benefits from a balcony overseeing the pool terrace and sea view.
Finally, on the basement level, the guests can benefit from indoor parking for 2-3 cars.
On the same level, and for our guests’ comfort, the Mani house caretaker is based. He looks after the property and stays in a self-contained, totally independent apartment, on the basement level. He is very discreet and tends to the engine room located at the same level, as well as the pool, usually twice a week, very early in the morning or very late at night, leaving guests to enjoy their privacy unless he is needed.
The Mani House is located on a large piece of land which has been planted with colourful indigenous plants, shrubs, and trees. The stone paths, steps, and walkways meander through the property can lead to our old oak tree for the most wonderful shade in the heat of the day.
The property is very well located in terms of accessing the beach and taverns, shops and cafes which are all a short drive away.
The Mani House is really exceptional and is situated in a part of Greece that is truly beautiful, unspoiled and wild.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
George A. Iasemidis
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About George A. Iasemidis
-Cypriot origin -Born in Cairo - Egypt, -Athens, University Faculty of Economics -Banking finance and investment -Former treasurer & CEO -Hospitality services -Living in Athens
George A. Iasemidis purchased this Villa in 2006
Why George A. Iasemidis chose East Mani
Located in a gorgeous setting in the South of the Peloponnese, this wonderful property has been finished to an incredibly high standard and offers luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests. The views from the pool terrace are sweeping over a beautiful bay, a situation that induces a state of perfect relaxation. Comfortable quiet & beautiful, perfect for those seeking a luxurious and private villa as a base to explore the magic of Mani. The stone features blend well with a clean and modern interior where comfort has never been neglected. The property is fine and noble, offering a high level of practicality and featuring all modern conveniences including a sound system that can be diverted to many different areas of the house. Relaxing by the pool and dining under the stars whilst listening to one's favourite CD. The colours are simple, creams and stone, with a flagged floor that runs throughout. The shutters are painted in pale pistachio and bright magenta has been introduced throughout the soft furnishings and dining chairs which give a shock of brilliance to the colour scheme. Large French style doors lead from every area to the pool terrace which offers a perfect place to relax for every part of the day. Sun loungers surrounding the pool, shaded areas to dine and a huge oak tree to give shade whilst playing a game of chess or backgammon, or simply enjoying the evening breeze over a good book and a glass of wine. The Mani House is located on a large piece of land which has been planted with colourful indigenous plants, shrubs, and trees. The stone paths, steps, and walkways meander through the property and below is an area beneath an old oak tree which gives the most wonderful shade in the heat of the day which draws up a cool breeze from the sea below. The property is very well located in terms of accessing the beach and tavernas, shops and cafes which are all a short drive away. Home delivery, chef, breakfast and other services can be provided at extra cost.
What makes this Villa unique
-This beautiful Villa is located on the coast of Mani, 500 m from the sea. Overlooking Skoutari bay it offers excellent views of the Mediterranean and the mountains. -The unique unspoiled traditional quiet village is offering the perfect place for relaxation, far away from the crowds, in harmony with a splendid view of the bay and its opposite mountain "Taygetos", and on the other hand is well placed in terms of accessing the neighbor villages, taverns, bars, shops, and cafes, all in a short driveway. -Traditional architecture and warm colours emphasize the villa's special atmosphere, where guests straight away feel at ease. Located on a peninsula provides different options of beaches, (Sandy, pebbly, calm, windy, organized or not, crowded or isolated, quiet or noisy). -Relax away from the noise of the city -Swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mani's peninsula sea. -Taste the local cuisine. -Visit ancient Greek and Byzantine monuments. -Enjoy traditional Greek hospitality. More details you can find in the "Essential information doc.", which will be supplied to you by the owner, when communicated. This detailed information regarding the surrounding area, local amenities, beaches, taverns, cafes, restaurants, bars, places of interest, excursions, cultural events, days out, and useful information, which will make your stay more comfortable and safe, are as well available on the property Please ask for extra services which can be provided
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A Dreamy place
We stayed at the Mani House attracted by the beautiful stone house and the trip was worth it. The property was indeed beautiful and maintained at excellent standards. The infinity pool offered amazing views during the whole day and night,
The stone walls combined with a modern interior is focused on comfort.
The traditional albeit unique property features all modern conveniences including, among others, a sound system for different areas of the house; satellite TV, BBQ, and wood oven.
The TV/stereo set up was very advanced and broadcasted at the pool area too. The living room was really cozy and the kitchen fully equipped with a high standard appliance. The bedrooms all had their own bathroom each decorated in different colors from the others, A/C, and window nets. The house, in general, was very spacious and we did not feel that it was crammed, it rather gave us a sense of comfort and relaxation throughout.
The surrounding the house space divided into several areas with stone paths, among trees, local plants, olive and fruitful trees offers a sense of beauty.
The house is located at the end of a small village, which means you need to have a car to go to the beach (4 minutes by car) or to a taverna, but even so, it is totally worth the visit!
Amazing place, amazing house, one of our best holidays!
We stayed at the Mani House in the summer of 2016. We were attracted by the beautiful stone house and the trip was worth it. The property was indeed beautiful and maintained at excellent standards. The infinity pool offered amazing views during the whole day and night. The TV/stereo set up was very advanced and broadcasted at the pool area too. The living room was really cozy and the kitchen fully equipped with high standard appliances (SMEG fridge). The bedrooms all had their own bathroom each decorated in different colors from the others, A/C and window nets.
The house in general was very spacious and we did not feel that it was crammed, it rather gave us a sense of comfort and relaxation throughout.
The house is located at the end of a small village, which means you need to have a car to go to the beach or to a taverna, but even so, it is totally worth the visit!
Wonderful and relaxing vacations in kriviana villa in Mani! Would strongly recommend!
We drove from Athens to the Mani House by car. The instructions we had been provided with were very clear and the roads comfortable and safe. We arrived at a beautiful house, incredibly picturesque. The garden and pool were amazing and the facilities offered (en suite rooms plus extra WC, walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom, A/C, dvd, cd player, bbq) more than we could ask for. The house is built in a combination of modern and local architectural touches, which gave a sense of cleanliness but also coziness.
The owner gave us an excellent guide to the local area (beaches, shops, tavernas) upon our arrival and was very helpful with all our queries.
An excellent villa to relax, enjoy the views and the tranquility of the little village of Kalyvia, but also a good base to explore the surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend!
Spectacular views, comfortable well equipped house
This is a great property for a restful stay. The house is well equipped, well maintained and comfortable, and the pool is as good as it looks in the photos. George Iasemidis (the owner) was always very quick and helpful in his responses before we arrived. During our stay he was also very responsive and most helpful, and there are good instructions and suggestions re local facilities provided in the house. I would certainly recommend this property to family and friends. You do need a car if you are going to stay here - it is quite isolated which is an advantage in terms of peace and quiet, provided you have your own transport.
Tranquilité et confort
Nous avons été accueillis par le propriétaire de la villa qui connait très bien la région et nous a conseillés sur les (très) bonnes adresses où profiter des superbes paysages et de l'excellente cuisine locale.Notre hote a fait preuve de beaucoup de discrétion et d'attentions (les CD de chansons françaises !...)
La région a beaucoup de caractère et la villa de par son architecture s'y intègre parfaitement ; la demeure est très agréable et spacieuse, on y déambule aisément et il fait bon y vivre. Tout est très bien conçu et rien ne manque. La vue est époustouflante, incite au voyage et la piscine semble ne faire qu'une avec la mer.
Le village est très calme, et la villa dispose d'un grand terrain permettant un relatif isolement.
De nombreuses plages sont accessibles en quelques minutes ; elles sont peu fréquentées et l'ambiance y est calme et conviviale à la fois.
Les commerces permettent également de s'approvisionner en très bons produits peu chers (les viandes , légumes et poissons sont d'un rapport qualité prix imbattable), préparés dans la grande cuisine de la villa ou son barbecue.
Lovely home, well set out, incredible views.
This was a beautiful home, one of the best we have stayed in in Europe. Great use of stone. the Pool was just lovely and inviting with the most incredible views. The property and photos were accurate and as per the listing. Spotlessly clean and maintained. The owner was helpful in any requests we made.
This area was quiet and peaceful and good for people who want to get away from the tourist traffic. We found a wonderful swimming spot only a few minutes from the villa.
The only things we could fault would be the TV. Maybe provide either 1 or 2 channels in English or a few extra DVD's in English and some soft covers on the outside deck chairs.
There was no Wi-Fi in this area but that could be regarded as a plus if you want to be free of this nuisance.
Overall we were more than happy and would come back again someday in the future.
"Thank you for your comments. I am always taking into consideration guests remarks aiming to improve the quality of the rendered services. We were very happy to have you as our guests and would love to see you visit us again.
By next year Wi-Fi, as well as, soft covers on the deck chairs by the pool will be available. As far as English tv chanels, they are actually 4 to 5 but have to be traced among 180 different chanels of other languages."
Beaches & Places of interest
”Paralia Kalamakia Skoutariou” (A blue flag beach)-(Παραλία Σκουτάρι 4 Km 7 min. drive), is the nearest and most
lovely sandy beach, just 4 minutes by car. It is there where “Kalamakia” Cafe-bar & fish tavern is located by the beach.”
”Paralia “Kamares”, (Παραλία Καμάρες-3.4 Km 8 min drive) is as well, close to the house, not more than 4 minutes by car, a sandy beach extended to 1.5Km long.
Visiting that beach, it is recommended that you chose its upper end in
“Kamares” village. After swimming, you can enjoy your dinner in either one between two, inexpensive, local taverns for lunch.
Paralia “Vathy”, (Παραλία Βαθύ) 5.9Km 11 min. drive- is a sandy beach nearby hotel “Belle Helene”. This is a sandy beach organized with umbrellas, chaise long, coffee and bar service at the beach and a restaurant for those preferring to have lunch after swimming.
Access to the beach is from the hotel’s entrance.
“Kalyvia” beach (Παγανέα-1.7 Km) seashore,
within a distance of 5 minutes drive, there are two more picturesque coves, 3 minutes away from each other, very quiet and calm, out of the crowds, for only a few admirers, ideal for those who seek tranquillity and isolation.
”Petalea” beach (Πετελέα 15.2 Km 18 min drive: It is located at
“Mavrovouni (Μαυροβούνι) bay”, is a sandy beach organized with umbrellas, chaise long, coffee and bar service at the beach, and a restaurant for those who want to have lunch after swimming.
Days out & Places of interest
First, stop Areopoli / «Αρεόπολη» (20,1Km south of Kalyvia village 24 min. drive) has an austere look and plenty of towers and churches. Its name (town of Ares, ancient God of war) was bestowed for its efforts in the war of independence. You can enjoy your coffee at the main square which is the centre of life in the town and a great place to watch people.
The town sights are plenty. Its narrow alleys and cobbled streets are the photographer’s dream and, being a historic town, there are a number of places worth visiting:
A small, well-designed museum seated at the Pikoulaki Tower. Opened its doors
in 2006, the expedition’s subject is Religion and Traditional Rural life in
Mani. Best if you visit early during your stay as it illustrates and explains a lot about the whole region. Open during all week except Tuesday, 8.00-15.00. Tel: 27330-29531
2-Kapetanakis tower, 3-Mavromihalis Tower museum, (four-story-tower),
3-“Church of “Taxiarhon" (17th century).
Diros caves (Σπήλαια Δυρού) (31 Km 39 min. drive). (Tel: 0030 2733052222).
They are among the most important natural sites in Greece and of great
archaeological significance. The tour inside the cave is done with small
gondolas. Functions during all days except Monday - 8.30-15.00 Τel: 27330 52222
At Diros, you can enjoy horse riding in “Mani horses». Horse-trekking is
organized in the mountains or by the sea for small groups for one or more Tel; +306944430642 - +306979049190
Gerolimenas village (Γερολιμένας)
“Gerolimenas” / «Γερολιμένας» (44.1Km 49 min. drive) picturesque small coastal village at the southern end of the Mani Peninsula, Τhe name, which means "Old Harbour", is thought to derive from the ancient "Ιερός Λιμήν" (Ieros Limen), meaning "Sacred Harbour" One of the remotest settlements in the Peloponnese, with pebbly beach, and fresh fish taverns. Do not miss to visit for a coffee, the hotel “Kirimai” which is the result of restored old store buildings, used at old times to cover the transportation needs of the port.
Vatheia (Greek: Βαθειά, Greek pronunciation: [Βάθεια], also Vathia, 52.6 Km 1- hour drive) is a little town in Laconia, Greece, on the Mani Peninsula. It is part of the municipal unit Oitylo. Rarely is such a beauty encountered: a traditional residential district of Manι,
full of towers. Vathia is located, 52.6 Km from Kalyvia village and it is one of the most dramatic villages in Mani. It is famous for its grand towers (Pyrgoi). Vatheia is situated in a hilly setting and is linked with the road running north to Areopoli and Kalamata and south to Cape Tenaro/Matapan. To the north, hills and mountains overlook the town.
Cape Tainaron, the Mythical Gate to Hades (54.1 Km. 1 hour and 15 minutes drive.
Be sure to have with you, water, a hat, sunglasses, and hiking shoes
There is definitely a sensation of mystery in this unique region of Greece, the region of Mani. Cape Taenaron (alternative spelling: Taenarum) is situated on the peninsula of Mani in southern Peloponnese, having the Laconian Gulf to its east and the Messenian Gulf in its west. The cape took its name from the mythical hero and son of Zeus, Taenarus, who was believed to have built a town named after him at the narrow isthmus located near the tip of the peninsula.
At the same region, one can find the Cave of Hades, also known as the Gate to Hades.
More interesting places will be provided to you with the "Essential information" doc.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Basic terms & conditions 1-Refundable deposit: Euro 800 2-Advance payment 40%, or full payment if booking is within 8 weeks 3-Electricity reasonable consumption only 4-Optional use of central heating on winter time, with a charge of Euro 50,00 per day (usually beginning in mid-November, lasting roughly until the end of March) 5-Check in time 15.00 6-Check out time 10.00 7-Minimum stay: 4 days 8-Adequate holiday insurance covering you and all members of your party must be arranged prior to departure and taken with you when you travel. This is a condition of renting "Mani house-Ktima Kriviana". 9-The cost for periods exceeding two weeks is subject to an agreement on a case by case basis If you wish to cancel your booking, we must receive notice in writing from the person who signed the original contract. We will ask you to pay cancellation charges on the scale set out below. These charges reflect our estimated loss that we incur as a result of dealing with your contract to the point of cancellation. You may be able to claim under your travel insurance policy. Period before you leave which we receive written notice Amount of cancellation The charge is shown as % of total More than 56 days Deposit only 22 to 56 days ......................50% 11 to 21 days.........................75% 4 to 10 days.........................90% 0 to 3 days..........................100%