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Studio withinTraditional Venetian Townhouse Overlooking Harbour - Boat Apartment (Sleeps 2,)

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Description

Boat Apartment (Sleeps 2,)

This upper level apartment has a bedroom with double bed with spectacular views across the bay to the Tayegetos mountains.

There is a spacious kitchen/dining/living area.

There is plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space in the studio.

Shower room with WC and wash basin.

The kitchen has everything needed: built in oven and integrated hob, full sets of crockery, pots, cutlery and utensils including coffee making facilities. The dining area has table and comfy chairs. There is a flat screen TV and wifi internet access.

Outside, the studio has its' own spacious balcony with table and chairs.

There is a decorative fountain in the corner of the courtyard below ideal to cool down on those hot summer afternoons!

All bed linen and towels (including beach towels) are provided and changed weekly.

The walls are whitewashed, the shutters blue and terracotta tiled floor.

There are mature plants and vegetation in the walled courtyard adding to the feeling of privacy and tranquillity.

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About the property

GR502

Nestled in a quiet lane in the heart of this magnificent Venetian village, the Iconpainter's House has been lovingly restored to create 4 stylish and spacious apartments. The upper apartments have a view over the village, the harbour, and across the gulf to the Taygetos mountains and a large balcony on which to eat or relax. The lower, courtyard apartments have a space of their own in the courtyard and are lovely and cool. The House is less than 5 minutes walk from the shops and tavernas on the waterfront and the same distance from the world famous Zaga beach, (home of the Loga Turtle). This is a traditional house expertly restored to give light, airy accommodation which is furnished to the highest standard. It has a feeling of ‘Greek with Chic’ about it. All apartments have air conditioning and well equipped kitchens. There are laundry facilities on site and parking is available 50m from the apartments.


Owner
Michael & Maria
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, greek
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

About Michael & Maria

We first came to Koroni in 2002 and fell in love with this picturesque seaside village. We bought the beautiful old Venetian townhouse of the village iconpainter (hence the name) and restored and converted it into the Iconpainter's stylish studio apartments. (This is the property GR502). Three years later we found an irresistible olive grove and vineyard close to Peroulia beach with the most spectacular views towards Koroni and across the Messinian Gulf to the Taygetos mountains. Here we have created 4 detached villas with a swimming pool. (This is property GR501).

Why Michael & Maria chose Koroni

We first came to Koroni in 2002 and fell in love with this picturesque seaside village. We bought the beautiful old Venetian townhouse of the village iconpainter (hence the name) and restored and converted it into the Iconpainter's stylish studio apartments.

What makes this apartment unique

The Iconapainter's apartments are situated in the heart of Koroni - just minutes from the lively harbour front and from te wonderful Zaga beach. They are in a quiet lane off the main road, so very peaceful for a relaxing holiday.

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Notes

Booking Notes:
To book contact us either by e mail or telephone. We request a 33% deposit to confirm your booking. The balance is payable either upon your arrival in euros or by bank transfer one month before your expected date of arrival.
The deposit is non-refundable.

Changeover Day:
We are totally flexible about your changeover day. We are happy to arrange to meet you locally or at the airport or bus station. If we collect you from the airport or station, there is a small charge.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. If you are staying for a longer period or wish to book multiple apartments we can offer a discount. Please email us for further information. We will also accept payment of deposit in £ sterling.


Amenities

Koroni Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All apartments have air conditioning although because of the expert renovation of this old, thick walled house, the guest may find no need to use it! In the winter we can install a wood burning stove in the apartment, making it an ideal winter retreat. Each studio has its' own private space outdoors either in the courtyard or on the balcony. Outside: The house is enclosed by a walled, cool and shady courtyard. The decorative fountain is a bonus! There is a washing machine in the courtyard. There is a well stocked mini-fridge stocked with the owners home produce for you to purchase (wine, olives, olive oil, jams, chutneys, dried figs etc)

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Wohlfühlstudio mit Refill-Service

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So unproblematisch wie die Buchung war auch das Ankommen in dieser mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichteten Ferienwohnung. Sie machte ihrem Namen "Boat" alle Ehre. Im Kühlschrank gab es Wein und Früchte, dazu Olivenöl, Essig, Aprikosenmarmelade, eingelegte Oliven, alles aus eigener Herstellung von Michael und Maria. Und das Tollste: Alles wurde im Laufe des Aufenthalts immer wieder nachgefüllt, auf Wunsch.

Die Klimaanlage funktionierte zuverlässig, sodass wir im komfortablen Cocomat-Bett auch herrlich schlafen konnten.

Zum Zaga-Strand waren es 7 min in westlicher Richtung, den Berg hinunter und zum Hafen in östlicher Richtung nur 5 min. Der Ort ist sehr idyllisch und der Sand- Strand ist einfach sagenhaft, mit vielen Schattenstellen dank Tamarisken-Bäumen.

Wir haben es genossen, selbst kochen zu können und vermissten nur die Topflappen, den Schneebesen und die Eierbecher.

Ein besonderes Erlebnis war es, die Küste entlang zu schwimmen, mit einem Schwimmsack mir Kleidung und Schuhen, sodass man an jeder beliebigen Stelle aussteigen und zurücklaufen kann.

Wer ein Auto zur Verfügung hat, sollte unbedingt das Polylimnio-Tal kennenlernen und in den Naturseen schwimmen.

Das Studio wurde in einem sehr sauberen Zustand übergeben - incl. exquisite Bade-Artikel im Badezimmer, wo es auch Strandtücher und Bademäntel gab. Während des Aufenthalts muss das Studio selbst gereinigt werden. Nach 4 bis 5 Tagen wird Wechselwäsche zur Verfügung gestellt. Man ist also absolut ungestört, kann aber jederzeit Wünsche äussern, wenn etwas fehlt.

Michael und Maria sind sehr warmherzige, unkomplizierte Gastgeber und jederzeit gut zu erreichen.

Wir wissen nun auch, was es mit dem Ikonenmaler auf sich hat....

Alle, die eines der vier Apartments ergattern können, dürfen sich glücklich schätzen. Die oberen beiden sind wegen des Blicks noch mehr zu empfehlen.

Einziger Wermutstropfen: Menschen, die grösser als 1,80 m sind, können sich im "Boat"-Bett nicht richtig ausstrecken, da es oben und unten einen Rand hat.

Dankbar, diesen himmlischen Ort in Koroni gefunden zu haben:

Silke und Klaus aus Zürich

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen dank fur Ihren review. Wir hoffen Sie wieder zu sehen Michael & Maria
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Coast/Beach:

The world famous Zaga beach (home of the Loga turtle) is on the doorstep. 5 minutes walk takes you to this 2-3km stretch of golden sandy beach. Hard to believe but it is never crowded or busy. At one end there are two charming tavernas but for the majority of the beach, there is just endless sand and aqua blue, clear sea. the swimming here is fantastic. There are two further sandy beaches in the village. There are dozens of other equally wonderful beaches within a 15 minute drive or less.

Travel:

Kalamata is the nearest airport about 35km away and about 45 minutes drive. Athens is about 3.5 hours drive away. The port of Patras from where ferries come daily from Italy is about 3.5 hours drive away. For those not wishing to hire a car, there are excellent bus links from Kalamata, Athens and Patras. Car hire here is not essential. For days away, a car is useful and we can recommend a reputable and local company for good rates.

Distances:

The studios are in the heart of the picturesque village of Koroni. Everything is at your fingertips! The village climbs the hill and promontory upon which it sits and the studios are nestled in a quiet lane overlooking the harbour. Koroni castle is magnificent as is the quaint ‘Timios Prodromos Convent’ sitting atop the hill. Kalamata is the main town about 40km away and worth a visit to see its' stylishly renovated Venetian style architecture and drink coffee in the bars and cafes!

Further Details:

Koroni has a large choice of excellent eateries and tavernas. Koroni is one of the four villages appointed by UNESCO to represent the "Mediterranean diet" due to the quality and variety of local produce. There are shops to buy gifts and crafts made locally and of course, shops, banks, post office, petrol stations for daily needs. Fish is caught in Koroni every day and there are 2 wonderful fish shops and a fish market where fresh fish can be bought. Atop the village is Koroni Castle(once a Venetian Fortress) which is worth a walk to see the Convent nestling up there and to experience the absolutely breathtaking views over the sea to the mountains beyond.

If the beach is for you, then other than Zaga beach (5 minutes away) there are the beaches of Peroulia and Kombi 4 km north and 5km south, Finikounda. Finikounda is world famous for wind surfing. More isolated and unspoilt (if that is possible) are the beaches of Tsapi and Marathi. Even on summer days you can visit either and find yourself totally alone!

If you like to sightsee, the Koroni is a great base. From there you can head east to Methoni (another Venetian stronghold with a castle), to Pylos to see Nestor's Palace and Pylos Castle relics from the ancient world. Further afield, but still a day trip are Ancient Messini or Olympia. Ancient Messini is one of Greece's best kept secrets. West over the Langada Pass takes the visitor to Byzantine Mystras a magnificent medieval town siiting overlooking the Spartan Plain.

If you love outdoor activity, then there are fabulous walks with unbelievable scenery at your doorstep. The Neda valley is a moderate drive away but has wonderful rock formations and the river flows into the Ionian. The Viros Gorge is a massive gorge from the peak of the Taygetos Mountains to the sea. The walk itself would take you by old abandoned villages and many beautiful churches. There is boat hire at Pylos and Finikounda and windsurfing gear for hire at Zaga Beach (Koroni) and Finikounda.

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