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Holiday rental villas in tranquil olive grove,swimming pool,sea views,sea 800m - Villa Sol and Gaia

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Villa Sol and Gaia

2 fully equipped holiday cottage villas are nestled in our organic olive/fruit grove with surrounding subtle planting that adds splashes of colour to the natural environment and creates areas in which to relax. There are stunning views from the veranda and roof terrace down to the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Our villas comes furnished /equipped with all mod cons and appliances that you would expect in accommodation of this high standard. The 10 X 4M swimming pool is a 150m stroll through the gardens and has sun loungers and sofas on which to unwind. The shaded breakfast /dining area adjoins and also has fantastic views to amaze. Ideally located to discover the various local attractions of antiquity and beautiful landscapes that are situated in this unspoilt corner of Greece. www.seabreezegr.com


About the property

Seabreeze Holiday Villa Greece

Seabreeze Holiday Villa Rentals Greece, comprise of 2 fully equipped, two bedroom self catering holiday houses & 1 spacious 3 bedroom house in a tranquil location nestled amongst olive & fruit groves,with awesome sea views & swimming pool, air-conditioning and WiFi internet. Only 1.5km from charming seaside villages of Methoni/ Finikounda & 800m to sandy beach. You can enjoy al-fresco dining on a shaded veranda, perhaps cooked on the barbecue, whilst gazing down onto the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Laze in a hammock or by the pool. Enjoy a walk in nature.www.seabreezegr.com

Take advantage of the many local tavernas serving tasty original Greek food. Explore the numerous archaeological sites of antiquity,original fishing villages or mountain tracks.

Our villas are furnished to the highest standard and include everything to make your stay comfortable. Nestled in our olive grove with nothing to disturb the peace apart from morning bird song and mid day cicadas. Ideally located to explore the various local attractions, the area has something for all ages to enjoy.

Relax and unwind: Relax and unwind from the stresses of modern living in a hammock or around the pool. Take a stroll along the seashore, through the charming town or into the stunning surrounding countryside. Swim or windsurf in the safe clean sea and sunbathe on some of the countries finest sandy beaches only 800m away. go fishing or take a boat trip to the nearby island of Sapienza .Whatever you choose to do we are sure you will find this a destination to wish to revisit time again.

Your hosts Simon and Idit offer the following additional services to compliment your holiday experience...

Idit is a Teacher of Concious Movement Meditation Practice ( Open Floor)  and would like to invite guests to take part in a guided movement session in the heart of the olive grove or one of her sessions in the local area.

Simon is a Professional Photographer and would like to invite guests to go on a giuded photo tour of the most scenic spots within the local area.

Explore: Explore the many local attractions, including Olympia ( original site of the Olympics) Ancient Messene and Nestors Palace. Also the impressive castles of Methoni, Koroni and Pylos.www.seabreezegr.com

Visit Voidakilla a nature/bird reserve and unspoilt lagoon/bay of outstanding natural beauty. Koroni, Pylos and Finikounda original Greek towns of charm and beauty nearby. Kalamta a bustling cosmopolitan town with its many piazzas, bars, cafes and chic shops/boutiques. Visit the area of the Mani a breathtaking rugged landscape with delightful Kardimylli or resort of Stoupa.

Watersports and horse riding : Enjoy a day on the sea, viewing Methoni and Finikounda from another perspective. Explore the hidden coves and offshore islands' beaches. There are various spots along the extensive coastline for water sports activities.

Fishing is a popular past time and many shops have tackle and bait.

Windsurf equipment is available for hire and tuition is also available for catamaran sailing and kayaks.

The local Dive centre offers P.A.D.I qualification courses, equipment rental, snorkeling tours and boat hire to explore the bays, coves and unspoiled reefs.

Also locally why not spend some time horse riding through olive, lemon and orange groves, riding through the countryside, villages or along the beach on a guided trek.

The South Western Peloponnese has a great all year climate for holidays. A warm Spring from March/April with carpets of wild flowers. A summer with refreshing mild sea breezes to take the edge off the summer sun. Comfortable long lasting Autumns great for walking from mid September through to late November.

An area of diversity and natural beauty for all ages to enjoy. www.seabreezegr.com

We welcome you with a hamper of our organic produce including our extra virgin olive oil, olives, our fresh free range eggs ( which children are welcome to collect), home baked bread, jam, cooled mineral water and a cold beer. Our 2 acre site ( 8000m2) incorporates various aspects of eco and agritourism. We rear chickens, for their delicious free range organic eggs and have a developing organic vegetable and fruit garden using permaculture methods. All our seasonal produce is provided in the welcome pack to sample.

Our produce of seasonal vegetables, olive oil, olives, marmalade and fresh eggs are available on request as is a Mediterranean style evening meal served around the pool.

To aid in finding the balance between, relaxing in the house or around the grounds and pool, and exploring the attractions of the local area, we provide our personal guide booklet. With recommendations to: sites of interest, beaches and places of natural wonder to visit, local walks, and tavernas offering a traditional and authentic Greek menu.

Guests arriving without a car may use the service offered by Simon as a taxi and local guide.

For out of season travelers (October to April) we offer a place of respite and peace. Spend some quality self-time, take stock, reassess or plan a new direction. Seabreeze is a great place to retreat and explore your inner qualities.

Ideal for writers and artists, those on a sabbatical or anyone just wanting some quiet time.

Please enquire for off season , reduced rates for longer stays or retreats. seabreezegr.com

More Details

Property Manager
Simon
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, greek, Hebrew
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2017

About Simon

We moved to Greece with our 3 kids in 2005. We have built a small tourist accommodation business and our family home, within a 2 acre olive grove facing the sea, to get 'back to our roots'.Living and working closer to the flora and forna of the Mediterranean in a wild and rugged environment, and offering our children an alternative experience. seabreezegr.com

After the adventures, mishaps and wonders of the initial couple of years, we are now settled into our seaside village life.

We take a pride in cultivating and caring for our 200 majestic olive trees. Pruning and shaping the form for optimum health.

The fruits are harvested by the whole family in late November and all the local groves are a whirl of activity. We bag up the olives and take them to the local press where we enjoy the lively banter with the other farmers. The cold press extraction produces a liquid gold extra virgin oil that is second to none!

Simon purchased this villa in 2004

Why Simon chose Messinia

We have developed a love for this unspoilt corner of Europe and take great pleasure in hosting guests from all over the world. We intend to help facilitate you enjoying a great holiday in this truly wonderful area which has something to offer all ages.We live onsite and are available for any advise or recommendations. It is of the utmost importance that we provide our guests privacy and quiet in a safe and clean environment, so they have the possibility to enjoy a memorable holiday. seabreezegr.com.

What makes this villa unique

All our farming activities from: harvesting, feeding and maintaining our 200 olive trees, vegetable garden and fruit orchards incorporate organic and permaculture methods, helping in maintaing healthy soil and minimize water usage. All garden plants are endemic and selected to have minimal water requirements and are watered using a drip system, again conserving water wherever possible. Our chickens are free range and aid us in sharing the kitchen waste with our compost bin as well as providing enormous tasty eggs. As often as possible we use recycled materials for outside building projects ( greenhouses, pergolas, raised vegetable beds, walls, paths, animal shelters, tree houses etc) often combed from beaches when storms have delivered timbers. We have restored and converted a stone store room to form the master bedroom of one house using local methods, craftsmen and materials. Our swimming pool incorporates the most energy efficient filter system and liner. Thus enabling us to keep her filled with water even in winter and only having to refresh the water by a third instead of 100% every spring.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Situation authentique, au calme, sans horde de touristes, loin des destinations "surfaites" de la Grèce.. Idéal pour se reposer, et prendre le temps de vivre. Piscine très sympathique, vue superbe. Idit et Simon sont charmants, sachant rester à l'écoute et à l'écart des locataires.
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Notes

Our booking conditions are:

50% booking deposit.

50% paid on arrival.(or if paying through Homeaway 21 days prior to arrival)

cancellation conditions:

cancellation prior to 8 weeks before arrival no charge
4-8 weeks 50% of any payment refunded
2-4 weeks 25% refund
less than 2 weeks no refund.

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Amenities

Methoni Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , open wet room allows shower in comfort
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    lounge area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , extra sleeping space in lounge
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , cot or child bed available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The owners live in a separate house on adjoining land. Swimming pool open from May to October. Baby cot and high chair can be provided upon request. www.seabreezegr.com for more information.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.78 based on 56 reviews
5

Pretty, private, well-equipped, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay - such a wonderful location, beautiful and friendly (property and Methoni area!). The location of the cottages in the grounds makes them feel very private, there is so much space in the olive grove and each house has a hammock and chairs in the garden, as well as a front terrace with tables and a fantastic roof terrace with beautiful views. The swimming pool was always the perfect temperature and in a lovely location. With only three properties, we had it to ourselves most of the time! The kitchen is very well-equipped - juicer (for the huge bags of oranges available for 3 or 4 euros on the side of the road), kettle, coffee maker, toaster, plus a small oven and pots and pans. Plenty for self-catering and making the most of the local fresh fruit and veg. The cottage has a very detailed booklet including things to do in the area, but Simon also gave us a list of the best local beaches - which were fantastic. He was incredibly friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed the eggs from the chickens in the garden (no crowing cockerel though!) and being able to compost too, of we wanted! We walked into Methoni in the evenings, which is about 20-30 minutes (take a torch) or a short drive. Methoni is a pretty town with lots of tavernas, cafes and restaurants and is very relaxed, many Greek tourists. It didn't feel overly touristy, which we appreciated. The beach in Methoni is long and narrow and was never over-crowded, the sea is calm and shallow - it's a lovely town beach. We found a local windsurfing school/hire in the town beach which was a great part of the holiday. The Peloponnese is really beautiful - very green, even in August, and relatively quiet. We visited Ancient Messene, Koroni, beautiful waterfalls and the stunning Voidikolia beach, as well as other local beaches (none of which were crowded). I fell in love with Greece and would happily return to this area and definitely to the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful holiday in an olive grove

  • 3 of 5

We really enjoyed our holiday at Seebreeze near Methoni. This is a beautiful area and there are lots of things to do and many areas to explore. We visited ancient sites, remote hilltop villages, beaches, local towns, castles, museums and the market in Kalamata. Simon was very helpful in suggesting things to see and providing maps. We enjoyed meeting his extremely friendly cats!

The house was clean and all the basic things we needed were there. We bought you an egg cup and a juice squeezer! There was a great view from the rooftop terrace, a good place to drink our ouzo!

However we felt that with a few small details and little expense he could easily improve a few things. The view from the front door needs tidying up, abandoned car, broken polytunnel and various clutter lying around. Inside, the house needs to be kept up to date...for example, new bedding needed, worktops in the kitchen need replacing, bathroom drain hole doesn`t work....so puddles form, a more generous welcome pack, say half a dozen eggs and a bottle of wine. Many cottages these days have a very high standard and for the price asked one expects things to be kept up to date and those few little extras make all the difference.

This is intended to be constructive...we did enjoy our holiday!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joy, thank you for your constructive review. I agree with some, though not all of your points, and these shall be dealt with over the winter. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday Regards Simon.
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5

Beautiful setting in an unspoilt corner of Greece

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing 2 weeks in the Villa Sol at Sea Breeze villas. Simon and Idit were charming and accommodating hosts, available to help when needed but unobtrusive as well. The villa itself is set in an olive grove in a lovely valley just south of Methoni. Although there are three properties on the site you barely notice the other guests as the houses are set apart from one another. The pool is shared with the other properties but with a little planning we had several days where we were the only users of it. Ali the dog was a lovely friend for our son and we miss her hugely! The house itself had everything you need and was clean and tidy. The insect netting on every door and window was great and we had no bites at all. The roof terrace is a lovely place to star gaze or sunbathe and there is another small terrace at the front of the house where you can eat al fresco. Our only slight disappointment was that we would have liked a larger/more substantial barbecue.... There are lots of small tracks in the valley and if you like walking or cycling there are plenty of chances to get away from the main roads.

This part of Greece is very beautiful and unspoilt. Methoni is just a short distance away - you can walk there but we opted to drive. The town is very attractive - you can visit the fascinating castle and there are great places to stock up - a small Carrefour supermarket, butchers, fishmongers, bakeries and tavernas and cafes. The sheltered town beach is lovely with shallow water and great views of the castle. There are numerous beautiful beaches within a few miles of the property - we particularly liked Lambes, just a few minutes drive south. Finikounda is about 15 minutes drive away if you prefer somewhere a little more resort like and Koroni is well worth a visit as is Pylos, around 20 mintues north of Methoni - it's a bigger town with a lovely shaded square.

We have come home with very fond memories of our stay and a reminder in the form of Simon and Idit's olive oil; we've just finished our litre; the best olive oil we have ever tasted! We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Wonderful stay in a charming Villa Gaia

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Methoni!The cottage is in a beautiful and quiet spot in the middle of a olivetree yard, with a nice swimmingpool as a plus. From the rooftop terrace stunning star watching! The cottage itself is very charming, comfortable and was impacable clean.It is in walking distance from the beach (10 min) and Methoni village (30 min). Nice beaches closeby and enough interesting sites to visit.

Simon was a welcoming, warm and most helpful host; and the fresh eggs, fruit, his own olive-oil and good knowlegde about the surroundings and things to do made us feel very welcome and at home.

All in all we had a very pleasant stay and we would warmly recommend Simon's cottage to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

We appreciated the peace, the viewand the very pleasant swimming pool. The owners are charming and indicated us beautiful beaches nearby and the address of good restaurants. We were able to visit numerous sites in the surroundings. We recommend this adress.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Great accommodation in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at Seabreeze. Very comfortable accommodation set in a tranquil olive grove. Our family of 4 enjoyed the facilities, the pool and the lovely views. Our hosts were most helpful with useful tips to secret beaches and recommended tavernas, thank you. We would recommend this property and surrounding area for anyone who would like to stay in a quiet part of Greece away from the tourist crowds. With plenty to explore in the local area and also a great setting to relax on the lazy days.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your holiday, what we have to offer, both at the property and within the local area. Regards to all Simon
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Kalamata
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Kalamata
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Kalamata
Car: recommended

Methoni in the Messinia region of the South West Peloponnese is a charming unspoilt seaside village offering a 'Real Greek' experience. Only 45 minutes from local airport (Kalamata). It has an impressive castle to explore and some of the countries finest, uncrowded, child friendly sandy beaches with crystal clear sea. Many tasty local tavenas with a friendly and welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Pylos (10min), Koroni (20min) and Finikounda(5min) are picturesque Greek fishing villages. The area is abound in olive,orange, lemon and fig trees with a green, lush landscape with beautiful scenery, against the backdrop of the hills, mountains and sea. Voidakilla a stunning lagoon/bay and nature reserve/bird watching only 20min away. Methoni is ideally located to explore the many sites of antiquity in the area or enjoy a walk in nature. There is something for all the family to enjoy.The accommodation is situated in a our olive grove with nothing to disturb the peace and tranquility.

Other Activities: horse riding,sailing boat day charter, motor boat hire, bird watching, exploring archaeological sites, walks in nature

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