|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
VILLA IALEIRA LAYOUT : From the parking lot a small bridge leads to the upper floor through the main entrance of the villa, while another entrance door is also available at ground level.
The upper floor consist of open plan living area with fireplace, dining and full kitchen.
Two patio doors leading to the upper veranda enable you to dine outside. The views are amazing.
An internal staircase leads at ground floor, which consists of one double bedroom and one bedroom with twin beds and full bathroom with shower.
Both bedrooms leading to front covered veranda with dining.
From the veranda, as well from the ground level entrance hall you can reach the paved pool area, the stone built BBQ with dining and the utility room with washing machine and other equipment.
The Private Pool (3.5m x 7.0m) has amazing sea view, equipped with sun loungers, sun umbrella, outside shower and has professional maintenance.
The secluded area of the villa has local flowers and trees.
If you are looking for a stylish holiday villa, equipped with all the modern amenities, with privacy, private pool with amazing sea views and unique sunsets, located in a very quiet neighborhood away from it all, but so close at the facilities of the main resort of Stoupa, "Rathimata Villas" is the best choice.
Villa Ialeira and villa Phoebe (two detached villas, each one with private swimming pool) are located in a very big plot of 4000 sqm on a hilltop, overlooking the village of Stoupa, the olive groves and the Messinian bay.
The views from the verandas, from the private pools and from the inside of the villas, are unique and spectacular. The best in the area.
The facilities of the summer resort of Stoupa are only 2.5 km away, easily accessible within a short drive.
In the same plot situated also the detached villa Arsinoi, the 3rd villa of the complex "Rathimata villas". Details for villa Arsinoi in the advert #1138240.
The stone built villas are just 4 minutes drive away from the beach and only 50 km from Kalamata KLX Airport.
The sandy beaches Stoupa and Kalogria are only 2.5 km away and along the coastline other secluded beaches are easily accessible.
Located in a very quiet residential neighborhood with amazing sea views are ideal accommodations for relaxed and comfortable holiday away from it all.
Is the perfect base to explore Mani and the archaeological sites of the Peloponnese.
Old Kardamili 10 km (10 minutes drive) - Ancient Messini 76 km (1 hour and 20 minutes drive) - Mystras Byzantine Town 98 km (1 hour and 35 minutes drive) - Ancient Olympia 160 km (2 hours and 30 minutes drive).
From the verandas and the private pools, breathtaking views sweeping the Messinian Gulf offers amazing sunsets for total relaxation.
In a quiet and tranquil scenery with such stunning view, will find yourself relaxing at the pool area from sunrise till after sunset.
The luxury villas are fully furnished and equipped with all modern amenities, yet decorated with authentic vintage objects aiming to offer holiday in style.
Excellent location for hiking, since the area is filled with many old footpaths and Virou Gorge.
The delicious local cuisine with the famous organic olive oil and with products from nearby villages, as well the local fresh fish will fascinate you.
The owner (Akis) born and raised in this region. After some years in Athens returned to beautiful Mani and built the lovely villas with passion and knowledge of the local architecture (is an architect himself), aiming to offer his visitors the feeling that residing in their own home.
Wir haben 2 wunderbare Wochen hier verbracht. Das Haus liegt in einer sehr ruhigen Wohngegend, ist super eingerichtet und lässt keine Wünsche offen. Besonders die herrlichen Aussichten vom Balkon, von der Terrasse und vom Pool sind fantastisch. Wir haben die Sonnenuntergänge jeden Abend genossen. Es hat an nichts gefehlt. Auch der Besitzer ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ein Mietwagen ist empfehlenswert, um die nähere Umgebung, insbesondere die Mani-Bergdörfer und die Tropfsteinhöhle bei Pirgos Dirou, zu erkunden.
Wir können diese Haus uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.
Acceptable payment methods : bank transfer and cash.
The payment schedule is as follows :
1st payment : 50% of the total rental amount due at the time of booking approval.
2nd payment : 50% of the total rental amount due in cash on arrival day or by bank transfer before arrival (you will not be able to pay with credit card).
Another possibility for the 2nd payment is part of it by bank transfer before arrival and the rest in cash upon arrival.
Arrival not before 15:00. Departure not after 09:00.
The villa is licensed by the Greek National Tourist Organisation (1249K91000253000).
We stayed in Villa Ialeira September 2016 and had a wonderful, quiet, relaxing holiday. The villa is very well appointed and had everything we needed. The area is much greener than we expected and the scenery... cloud toped mountains, seascapes and sunsets... is spectacular. The drive from Kalamata in a rental car is... 'interesting'... Akis met us in Stoupa and took us up and introduced the villa; we were in the pool within half an hour. From then on we just enjoyed our break. Akis checked in on us while passing a few times to make sure we were OK.
We spent most of our time by the pool and drove down into Stoupa or Aghios Nikolias (nicer) for dinner (a car is required at this villa) or to the friendly supermarket in Stoupa for provisions. The Wi-Fi, air-con etc all worked well and we were surprised to find that hot water was constantly available. The evenings were quiet and star-filled.
I have to mention that while we were there the region suffered the worst thunder storm for some time. The rain, overnight, was torrential and caused much damage in the local area. We were perfectly safe in our well constructed villa and even the emergency lighting worked (it was a very bad storm). We stayed out-of-the-way next day and things soon returned to normal. In general tho' the weather was fine.
We can thoroughly recommend this villa for adults who want a quiet, relaxing holiday with spectacular views... and if the neighbours overhanging fig tree is bearing fruit... well it would be a waste not to have some fresh figs for breakfast.
Best whishes’ to Akis
Noel and Ella
We really enjoyed our two weeks at Villa Ialera. It is a beautifully designed villa, combining traditional and modern features. The place is really quiet and relaxing, and the pool is luxurious. The sunsets are sublime. We used the BBQ many evenings, and also enjoyed sampling the tavernas by the harbour at Agios Nicolaos. Akis is a wonderful and very attentive host. I have no hesitation in recommending this villa.
We spent two glorious weeks in villa Phoebe. Everything was perfect. It was very peaceful and the view from the terraces breathtaking. Akis, the owner, lives nearby and was extremely helpful. There are two supermarkets and an excellent bakery nearby.
There is plenty to see and do in the area but your own transport is essential.
Villa Ialeira with its beatiful sea view, great and clean interior and wonderful swimingpool provided the ingredients for a perfect holiday for our family (2 adults and 3 teenage children). A good place for a relaxing time, sportive activities (cycling, walking, swimming) and as base for outings on the Peloponnesus (Mana, caves of Dirou, Sparta, Kalamata, Mystras). Great service by the friendly and helpful owner!
We loved this vacation rental. Everything about it was perfect for my husband and me and our college-aged daughter. When booking, I relied on the descriptions online and the reviews and everything was exactly as promised. We rented a car to allow us to make excursions throughout the Mani, however, it was possible to walk to Stoupa beach and Kalogria beach from the house and we did when we wanted some exercise. It took us about 35-40 minutes to walk uphill from the bakery along the main road between the turn off to Stoupa and the turn off to the house.
There are a lot of villas which look good on the outside but once you get inside, they can be tired, worn, the layout isn't quite right etc. However I cannot say this about the Villa Ialeira. The location is fantastic if you want to just get away from it all. You will need a car as the Villa is located up the hill but as its only 5 mins drive from the beach you don't have the noise from the village throughout the day and night . Once we arrived at the Villa, the views were spectacular. The villa has been extremely well designed with modern fixtures and fittings. The first floor is open plan comprising a kitchen and living area with large balcony facing the sea. The two bedrooms and bathroom with access to the pool are on the ground floor. Absolutely ideal as I have two daughters who like to sleep but a husband who is always up at the crack of dawn. We all know what it's like on holiday with strange beds and disturbed sleep and this villa was a miracle worker. Both bedrooms have air conditioning with solid wood shutters so no noise, no light and cool bedrooms. My husband and i could get up for breakfast on the first floor balcony taking in the most beautiful views, then go downstairs and hit the pool without any children waking up. The pool is stunning and overlooks the sea and at some points almost looks like its an infinity pool. It was kept very clean and was maintained several times whilst we were there. There were also four loungers with pool towels. Bedlinen was white cotton as were the bathroom towels with the maid coming in a further two times during our stay. Overall, I couldn’t fault it. Bliss!!!! Now that is what I call a decent and restful holiday with the family.
Jane Dunningham - September 2014
STOUPA is a seaside village in west Mani region gifted with stunning sandy beaches which stretch along the coast line.
It's packed with great restaurants, seafood taverns, Greek taverns, cafes, pubs and nightclubs, as well as with plenty of shops and all type of services.
But Stoupa is not only about family holidays. It is the gateway for exploring the magnificent scenery of Mani on foot, by bike or by car and the ancient sites of Ancient Messini, Sparta, Mistras and Olympia, are easily reached from here.
The BEACHES, Kalogria, Stoupa, Delfinia, Ritsa, Foneas, Pantazi and Gnospi, all in a few minutes drive away.
Along the coast there are other charming SEASIDE VILLAGES to visit, like Kardamili, Agios Nikolaos, Agios Dimitrios and Trachila. Each one is unique and is well worth a visit.
In a distance from 1 to 15 km from the villas, there are lovely MOUNTAIN VILLAGES to explore, that takes you back in time 60 years ago. The most of them have a small tavern or two where you can stop and enjoy dishes prepared with local products.
The delicious local cuisine, make these destinations more worthy of your visit.
PELOPONNESE REGION is the southernmost point of mainland Greece. It is a magical different region where you will discover the beauty of rural Greece.
*spend blissful holidays exploring the stunning coastline with idyllic beaches and quaint fishing villages.
*travel inland and will find a Tranquil Landscape untouched by time, Ancient Temples, Byzantine Churches and Venetian Castles that evoke memories of a forgotten world.
MESSINIAN MANI is a stunningly beautiful area in the southern Peloponnese region in Greece. It has fascinating and colorful History and impressive unique Architecture. Benefiting from an ideal climate, the absence of heavy industry and large cities, the area has a very clean environment, stunning mountain scenery and a crystal clear sea.
SIGHTSEEING : More than 200 Byzantine and post Byzantine small churches with magnificent frescoes is scattered in the greater Mani area in Greece.
Worth visiting are also the famous Mani towers such as Douraki at Kastania, Kitriniari at Exohori, Mourtzinou at Old Kardamyli and Christea at Agios Dimitrios.
The famous in the world Dirou Cave (30km) and the unexplored Cave of Katafygi.
Old Footpaths and the fantastic Vyrou and Noupanti Gorges. Mistras Byzantine castle city (98km).
HIKING : There are many old footpaths and the beautiful Virou and Noupanti Gorges . Viros gorge is 20 km long and is located just outside Kardamili. Its wild beauty is similar to Samaria gorge. Viros gorge is surrounded by many different signed routes, all of which pass by scenic villages with Byzantine chapels and beautiful stone buildings. You can walk until Viros river springs (2hours and 30 minutes). After that the gorge becomes difficult to walk through. Close to Viros springs several old flour mills are still preserved. The route starts from old Kardamili by going up inside the gorge. After almost an hour you will see the white/red sign that leads to Likaki monastery. Continuing towards the gorge's bed and after an hour you will reach Sotiros monastery located in the right side of the gorge. There is a visible pathway which goes upwards and leads directly to Pedino settlement.
CYCLING : There is a paved path along the coastline between Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos. It is specifically for pedestrian either bicycle use and is about 2.5 km in length. It offers wonderful sea views with a mountain background.
DIVING : In Stoupa and Kardamili village you will find diving center which will give you the opportunity to discover the wonders of the underwater life.
OFF-ROAD : Vassiliki Forest, one of the greater black pine forests in Europe, is easily accessible with an SUV from Saidona or Milia village, an alternative way to wander in Taygetos mountain.
GOLF COURSES : Costa Navarino new golf courses, 85 km (less than 2 hours drive).