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Stunning stone villa with its own private infinity pool & panoramic views - Sunset Villas 1

Ditiki Mani, Greece
  • Villa1539 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

2 Self catering villas each with a private pool above Stoupa & Aghios Nikolas

Beautiful stone villas set in an elevated position overlooking the magnificent gulf of Messinia coastline enjoy uninterrupted views from Trachila in the south, all the way towards Kalamata in the north. The sunsets from this beautiful villa will take your breath away! From sunrise to sunset you will love the large patio and 'infinity' pools which seem to flow into the sea! 3 bedroom air-conditioned villa built in the traditional style of the Mani region, each comprising 3 double bedrooms, are furnished with your comfort in mind. The main bedroom is situated on the ground floor and opens to the patio and pool. The 2 remaining double bedrooms open to the upstairs patio, and can be converted to King size beds for couples holidaying together. All 3 bedrooms enjoy the spectacular sea views. Both bathrooms are well fitted, with plenty of storage space for all your toiletries and sun products. The dining room and kitchen are furnished to high standard with everything your family needs. Sunset Villa is less than 3 minutes drive to the crystal clear waters that lap the edges of an extensive variety of beautiful beaches. Enjoy the wide selection of delicious Greek regional cuisine at the many excellent Tavernas nearby at the beaches and in the mountain villages.

Indoors: Sunset Villa is equipped with a fireplace for winter, TV with DVD player, books and games. The lounge comfortably seats 6. The furnishings are new and modern. Open plan kitchen with under counter oven, hob & extractor hood, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer. New crockery & glassware, pots and pans, cutlery, coffee machine, and a toaster. The dining area has a large square table that seats 8. All rooms are air-conditioned. The master bedroom is downstairs with an Extra - length king size bed, where you can sit up in the morning with your cup of tea and enjoy views of the sea through the double doors which open to the pool and patio. Upstairs the remaining 2 bedrooms each have 2 X length single beds which convert to a king size, double doors that open onto the shared view terrace. 1 downstairs bathroom with a bath, toilet & vanity unit. 1 upstairs bathroom with a shower, toilet & vanity unit. The washing machine, iron, ironing board are discreetly housed behind a door in the downstairs bathroom.

Outdoors: Sunset Villa has a beautiful private 'infinity' pool with rim flow edge, which seems to flow into the sea! Even so, a variety of sandy beaches are less than 2km away. Tavernas serving local cuisine are also nearby. The surrounding garden in newly planted with flowers, herbs and fruit trees. The spacious veranda stretches across the front of the villa and has a large table with a big umbrella, where you can enjoy your meals outside or just relax. You can sit and enjoy your morning coffee here, or on the upstairs patio, whilst watching the new morning emerge, or witnessing a variety of breathtaking sunsets! The villa benefits from the cooling summer breezes..

Hurray! A new road!: We now have a new tarred road leading from the main coastal road to our villa, which was laid by the municipality at the end of the 2009 season. Previous guests commented that the road to our villa was difficult, but now we are happy to say that this is a thing of the past!

Although a car is recommended, the road makes for smoother driving access and an easier walk to Aghios Nikolaos should you desire it.


George & Gail Compton

Member Since 2009
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Apr 20, 2018
About George & Gail Compton

I am born in Ireland and educated in the UK but have lived abroad for many years. George & I have been married 38 years and will retire soon to Stoupa. We fell in love with the area on holiday years ago and decided to build Sunset Villas on a very unique piece of land from which the sunsets were magnificent....hence the name.

George & Gail Compton purchased this Villa in 2008

Why George & Gail Compton chose Messenia

The property, at 85Meters elevation, enjoys 180 degree, uninterrupted views of the Messinian Bay in front, and the majestic Taygetos mountains at the back. The very first time that I sat on the grass on what was an undeveloped piece of land, I fell in love with the view and felt totally at peace. I knew that this could be a very special place to build our dream. I was right!

What makes this Villa unique

We built in the traditional stone style, which is unique to the area, and blends in with the surrounding landscape. Sitting on the patio during the day the infinity pools seem to flow into the sea below and the quietness of the area lets you just relax and forget all those daily pressures. Evenings are amazing when you sit with a glass of wine watching whilst the sun sets - each night giving you a different and unique show of colour ranging from pink to purple to orange. You'll see what I mean for yourself!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, X long king size bed
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, X long
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, X long
      • All bedrooms have double doors opening onto terraces which face the sea The master bedroom is at ground level and opens to the patio and pool. The 2 remaining bedrooms are upstairs and open to the view verandah. Every bedroom enjoys sea views. All beds are extra length. The 2 double bedroom beds convert to king size. Linen is top quality 100% cotton percale. Main bedroom king size bed has matching king size pillows. There is plenty of wardrobe, drawer and shelf space and ladies longer length dresses can be hung without creasing. We have furnished these rooms with our previous experiences and needs as holidaymakers in mind. Each bedroom has its own hair dryer in the dressing table drawer.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Vanity with lights & large mirror
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Vanity with lights & large mirror
      • Bathrooms are fitted with vanities with cupboards, drawers & shelves plus lights and large mirror. The brand new bathrooms are spacious and the fittings are modern. Best quality towels and luxuriously large 'bath sheets' are provided.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Spaciuos open plan lounge dining-room and kitchen area.
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Crisp top quality percale linen.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      All living and bedrooms are air-conditioned for your comfort.
                    • Local Maps
                    • Parking
                      Off road at the rear of the villa.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Sunbed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      big fluffy bath sheets.
                    • Washing Machine
                      8kg washing machine


                        • Kitchen
                          Very spacious kitchen with everything that you will need. Although the Villas sleeps 6 the dining room table seats 8.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully equipped.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Easy to use dishwasher to save washing up dishes on your holiday.
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee maker and Cafetiere.
                        • Microwave
                          Easy to use microwave over for cooking or reheating.
                        • Oven
                          Full size built-in under counter oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          4 plate glass hob.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Indoor and outdoor dining
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Television
                                  New flat screen TV.
                                • Toys


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Wheelchair access to Villa 1

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              with 6 sunbeds


                                                • bay/sound
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • museums
                                                • nude beach
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • With such breathtaking views you will find yourself eating all your meals, and relaxing on the large patio from early morning till after sunset. The property enjoys an elevated position which provides the stunning views of the coast, sunsets, olive groves and the mountains, yet it is only a few minutes from all the beaches, villages and amenities in the area.

                                                                  15 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Spacious, clean with stunning views

                                                                  Edward P.UK

                                                                  We enjoyed a very easy and scenic 4 hour drive from Athens on clear, new roads to spend a week at spacious and tastefully decorated Sunset villas. Perched on the hillside one km above the quaint fishing village of Agios Nikolaos we had a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The views across the bay are stunning with a backdrop of towering peaks. We were surprised at the variety of restaurants and supermarkets all with 5 mins drive of the villa. It was so easy to get around. There is a steep, partially paved road to reach the villa from the coast road which we soon got used to. We crossed over with owners Gail and George who were charming and helpful hosts. We highly recommend both the Villa and surrounding area for a relaxing holiday if you enjoy beautiful scenery, clean beaches, great food and high quality accommodation.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We don't usually get the opportunity to cross over with our guests, so it was extra special for us to share Easter with you all. We hope to welcome you back some time in the future. Warm wishes. Gail & George


                                                                  Paul F.

                                                                  Great stay in great villa. Location and views stunning

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, and thank you for your lovely comments that you left in our guest book in the villa. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future.

                                                                  Phantastic holidays

                                                                  Andreas B.

                                                                  We really have had very nice holidays in one of the SunSet Villas! All things were well prepared and we got a great support from Erin ( local manager ) during our 3 weeks stay. The house is very comfortable, fully equiped und the views over the sea and the landscape are beautiful. Don't miss the sun set - every day!!!

                                                                  In the surrounding we explored a lot of highlights like the caves near by Aeropoli, cape Tainaron in the South of Mani, the old village Vatia, Mystras, Gythion, the lovely village Kardamili, etc. The sea is very clear and perfect for swimming! If you like to hike - try it, because the mountains are beautiful as well!

                                                                  Andreas and the entire " gang " from Dresden, Germany

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Andreas for taking the time to review our Villas. It was a pleasure having you and "the gang" stay for your 3 week break. We loved welcoming you and hope to see you again in the future. Great guests like yourselves are always welcomed back!

                                                                  The villa and the views were lovely


                                                                  The villa was one of the best I have stayed in . The furnishings including the beds were excellent. and the level of cleanliness was very high. The pool area is just wonderful - very comfortable and the views are spectacular Pool is lovely and easy to access. I would certainly recommend this villa to any one .

                                                                  The road leading to the villa is steep and there is a very bumpy track at one point so just be aware of this.

                                                                  The villa does not provide pool towels but i asked for some and they were provided which was a great help and we were very pleased.

                                                                  There is only one thing i think is lacking ( or if they were there we did not find them) were plastic glasses ect for around the pool area to avoid any breakages where there are bare feet.

                                                                  Very relaxing holiday and the villas are lovely

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and thank you for being super guests. I have noted your suggestion about non-breakable glasses for around the pool and will certainly provide these in future.

                                                                  The best holiday you will ever have!!


                                                                  After staying in one of the sunset villas, my family of 5 and I already want to go back! The friendliness of stoupa, the infinity pool, the sunsets and views every day made this holiday the best we will ever have. I think it's fair to say the views are truly breathtaking in both morning and evening. The villa had everything we needed as soon as when we walked in the front door. I have recommended sunset villas to many friends, family etc. Eventhough in stoupa there is not many activities for young children such as waterparks, we completely forgot about this hectic stress that can usually occur on a holiday! Only to leave us with a PERFECT stay. Not to mention how reasonably priced the food in Restaraunts, the boat hires and the dolphin watching is- it was a truly refreshing relaxing and unforgettable stay, thanks again and we are looking forward to coming back soon!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you J & G for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Stoupa is indeed friendly and welcoming. We are very fortunate to have our villas stand on such a special spot! We look forward to welcoming you back again this year.

                                                                  brilliant and just perfect many thanks.

                                                                  Sean M.

                                                                  I've stayed in these villa's every year since 2009 and I've stayed at other villa's around Stoupa and I can honestly say I'm in love with this place.

                                                                  For a start you land in kalamata beautiful little airport after picking up our car we made our way down through kalamata a lovely busy City , once through the city you start making your way up up the mountains once at the top the views are breath taking and one of the best drives I've ever taken. After about 35 mins you come out the other side of the mountains and start the see the villages again just stunning!

                                                                  After making your way through Stoupa you find your turning up the the villas , from the car rental place it was 40-45 mins.

                                                                  The villas themselves are just stunning. The thing I like the most about these villas is that they are very warm and safe, a little place of paradise. The building is very well finished and the attention to detail it just perfect. The rooms are well fitted spaces and just have everything you need for your stay, one thing that stands out is the quality of the bedding and beds( small thing but I just like it). Kitchen fully furnished and well stocked and I love that people leave things of their memories at the villas year after year. Outside the villas are beautiful. The pool area is perfect and the infinity edge is a real nice touch.

                                                                  The villages are just amazing. Stoupa beach is very nice but I prefer kalogria because of the sand. Other good beaches to go to are kardamyli and there are two beaches in between Stoupa and kardamyli which are easy to see and find and are worth a visit.

                                                                  Eating out is a real highlight of the holiday. What I will say is, don't just stick with one taverna that you like. Try all of them as each one is different and have different specials.

                                                                  If you have a car please please please go for a drive it will add another dimension to your holiday ! I would say go south about 2 hours 40 mins you can go see the most southern tip of mainland Europe and the route is amazing. Some of the villages you pass through are stunning.

                                                                  I could just go on and out but must stop here. The prices I can't complain about I'm a big believer in you get what you pay for in life and this place you do ! If you're having any hang ups about taking this holiday just dot! Jump in , and I promise you will return again just like we do!


                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Sean. We really enjoy welcoming you and your family back each year and hope to be able to do so in the future. You are right, the Mani is beautiful and taking time explore is very worth while! See you in 2016.


                                                                  Ditiki Mani, Greece

                                                                  The Peloponnese is the most southern part of mainland Greece. This beautiful green peninsula plays host to almost every tourist who comes to Greece because most of Greece's important and imposing ancient sites are found here. Besides ancient monuments such as Olympia and Epidavros, the Peloponnese also serves as Greece's market garden and centre for olives, olive oil and wine production. Many of our guests now choose to fly into Athens and hire a car from there. The new motorway starting directly from Athens airport, bypassing the city and through to Kalamata has shortened the drive from 4 hours to between 2.5 – 3 hours. All the winding mountain roads have been bypassed via tunnels through the mountains. You still see the beautiful scenery, but the slow pace behind busses and trucks has been eliminated. One of the nicest parts of the journey is to stop at Korinthos, looking at the canal and sometimes seeing a ship or a yacht pass under the bridge as you stand overhead and watch. The dramatic Messinian Bay coastline is filled with hidden coves, beaches and amazing expanses of clear blue water , all backed by the Taygetos mountain range. On the beaches you will find for hire; sunbeds & umbrellas, pedalos, kayaks and small motor boats The area enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate .On average the sun shines for 3,000 hours per year. In July it is not uncommon to find temperatures reaching 40 degrees on same days, often cooled by the summer breezes called the 'Melteni' winds. From June to August rainfall is rare, The best way to explore this picturesque area is to hire a car and adventure!

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