|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This luxury private 350 m2 villa was completed in 2008; this lovely Greek style villa surrounded by Kalamata olive trees and rose gardens, at the picturesque historic village of Megali Mandinia with panoramic sea view. 50m2 private pool, 3 terrace, 5 bedrooms with sea view, 4 bathrooms, pool shower, 2 living rooms with sea view, rest area near the pool with book library, fully equipped kitchen with all facilities (dish washer, microwave, oven;), large dining room, flat screen TV with DVD and film library, Music library, washing machine, private tower for surround observation of sea and mountain view at sunset, walking distance to village bar\taverns and mini markets all open all year round; it is only few minutes' drive to the nearest sandy beaches with more taverns bars and coffee shops. Kitries harbour with its authentic fresh seafood restaurants is a 12 minute drive. Kalamata cosmopolitan city is only 15 minutes drive offering beach front restaurant, and active night life.
More Things to do: Water sports
The marina in Kalamata offers many boat trips, with fishing, sailing and windsurfing all popular activities. Boasting Blue Flag beaches along its beautiful stretch of coastline, visitors can either relax in the Mediterranean sun, or try snorkelling or scuba-diving in the crystal-clear waters. Day trips to Crete are also an option, with a regular ferry service leaving from the port at Kalamata.
Stupa with its famous beautiful beaches is only 40 minutes drive.
Summer is a great time to visit Kalamata as the city offers a host of cultural events, including a film festival, dance festival and a traditional folk festival, which takes place in the castle. Concerts, theatre and other dance performances are also held frequently here.
Over the years I have some experience of beautiful villas, but Villa Elsie was definetely one of the best, if not the best. The setting is perfect, the house is big, always cool in the middle of summer, perfectly well kept and maintained by lovely people, the pool is at the right temperature! The situation is also ideal for touring around, towards Mani, Mystra, Pylos and even Olympia, the all compass rose! Kalamata is close enough and yet far enough: you can reach it easily but also see it from far enough. We recommand the nearest taverna, Georges, Giorgious, so accomodating people. Great by all means! We will be back!
I've stayed in the amazing Villa Elsie for a week with my family and it was fantastic!!
The Vila is beautiful, huge and luxurious in a great location.
We had a very good time and planning on coming back :)
We had a really great time in Villa Elsie. It is a luxurious villa with a lot of space and a garden like in paradise with flowers, grenades, walnuts, lemons, herbs etc. It's a lovely place to enjoy life! Fantastic view over the landscape, sundowner just in front of the terraces. Very friendly and helpful people (housekeeper).We will come back one day!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS FANTASTIC TIME AT VILLA ELSIE! Best wishes - Nicole
We have just arrived home having had the most enjoyable time at Villa Elise. It is in a wonderful position with stunning views. The house is comfortably furnished and bigger than we imagined. The pool area is spectacular and the balconies are lovely. The WIfI is unreliable but Pam and Jerry (very helpful housekeepers) do what can be done to sort out any issues. We found them very obliging and responsive. The local village is pretty and has three reliable tavernas that in our experience seemed to host a lot of locals. It's only a ten minute walk from the house. There is no longer a local village shop which is a shame, but there is one a short car drive away. With the new motorway from Kalamata to Athens it is very easy and quite quick (less than 2 hours) to get to places like Ancient Corinth and Mycenae......both very worth while visiting. There are lots of small pebbly beaches with tavernas all along the coast road at the bottom of the hill which are fun. To reach Navarino bay with all its history and beautiful sandy beaches(including Half Moon Bay) is about an hour and a half away....again, well worth it. We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa and have had the most lovely two weeks there.
Just arrived at this so called villa yesterday. Everything was closed up and smelled musty. Don't let the reviews from 2008 or pictures deceive you. Nothing was cleaned and have plenty of pictures that I'd be happy to forward anyone. I wish I can leave tomorrow and get my money back! Is own talk day cleaning this house. There is only air condition in the bedrooms, not in the main common areas. The furniture is old and the beds are so thin and uncomfortable! For the money you will waste, I recommend getting a hotel! The housekeeper came yesterday only to take the motem and tell us it hasn't be working. Tried calling her today to ask when we will have wifi and she has not returned our message! Unacceptable for the money we have spent to stay here this week!
An amazing place to stay! We rented the villa with my extended family and had an amazing time. The villa is beautiful with a great view of Kalamata and the bay. It is a little drive from the city but definitely a reasonable distance to drive to get to several nice beaches. The nearby village has great tavernas (little bars/restaurants) with welcoming people. Just a note: Internet in Greece in general isn't great - the villa does have internet but it isn't the most reliable.
Our family of 9 Adults, 2 kids and an infant spent a week here in July. Needless to say, the pictures do NOT do this place justice. The view is breathtaking, the amenities are perfect. Les was amazing to work with, the caretaker Pam and her husband were just as accommodating. There was no WIFI the first day, but Pam quickly rectified that situation the next day with a new WIFI card. There was a care package of food and essentials in the fridge to get us started. The drive is about 10-15 minutes uphill from the Messinian Bay hotel, and the road is winding. There is a small village with amazing taverns just down the road from the villa. I would highly recommend this place for anyone traveling to Greece with a large group of people. Oh, and the pool was amazing!
Location of Elsie's Villa is ideal to explore the regions. Beautiful countryside and coastal trails, natural charm with fertile olive groves, Byzantine churches and secluded hamlets. Nature-lovers will delight in the landscapes, bird-watchers will find a rich variety of species.
You can be walking and hiking, horse riding and cycling.
Kalamata city is only 15 minutes drive, with a historic centre home to churches, museums and castles ,With lively main square and cosmopolitan selection of shops, bars, restaurants and cafés, great night life, and vibrant harbour. The Market is open on Wednesday and Saturday – don’t miss buying the best local honey and olive oil.
The marina in Kalamata offers boat trips, fishing, sailing , windsurfing and all popular activities. you can relax in the Mediterranean sun, or try snorkelling or scuba-diving in the crystal-clear waters. Day trips to Crete are great option.
Diros caves- do not miss the Diros caves!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$641|
# A 30% deposit is required on booking. 50% is required 6 weeks before arrival. Balance upon arrival.
# A security deposit of 600 Euro will also be taken to cover damages or Breakages to the property.
# no extra charge