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Stunning Renovated 200 Year Old Cottage, Sleeping Six In Beautiful Surroundings

Bedrooms 3
Space 120 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms, Panoramic Dining, Lazy Lounging And Cool Spa Pool

The cottage is spacious, built the traditional way hundreds of years ago from local stone under a clay tiled roof with small cottage windows and thick walls to keep cool in summer and warm in winter.Don't confuse Lemon and Lime with many other , more modern properties in the area - most holiday homes are constructed from concrete clad in stone to give the appearance of originality and tend to be very hot even with air conditioning - the old guys knew where and how to build to be comfortable winter and summer!!!

Our 3 bedrooms are generous, beautifully appointed and benefits from 2 bathrooms a traditional Greek style kitchen and open plan living area with wood burning stove and fronted by a terrace leading to the upper panoramic outdoor living space for thou lazy stay at home days or alfresco dining whilst watching the stunning sun set in the West across the Messinian Bay shimmering below.

The lower ground floor comprises bedroom 1, a Super King size room which can also be arranged as 2 singles on request with large kamara off and smaller kamara with feature window to the courtyard garden. The room has large French doors that open directly onto the spa pool area and stairs up to the living area above.

Being lower ground floor it is always comparatively cool with ceramic tiled floors , cool soothing colours and a large fan for additional air circulation.

Opening off the courtyard garden is bedroom 2 with a King-size bed . This room is beautifully light and airy with cool tiled floors and the benefit of air conditioning for those peak summer months.

This room also has a door giving access directly to the private walled spa pool area

Linking bedrooms 1 and 2 is the downstairs bathroom with ceramic tiled walls and floors, a brilliant white bathroom suite comprising bath with shower mixer over , basin with vanity cupboard and mirror over and WC.

The courtyard garden is safely gated from the street and surrounded by brilliant Mediterranean flowers -

The private and walled SPA POOL area is a hidden oasis . the pool has marble seating in two corners ,is equipped with spa jets and under water lighting and is filtered and chemically treated - it's a brilliant spot for a relaxing cool down before dressing for dinner or just firing up the BBQ .

On the upper level, approached from the garden via stone steps and all leading directly to the terracing from the courtyard can be found;-

Bathroom 2 , a walk in wet room with modern thermostatic shower, large contemporary basin and WC in brilliant white ceramic.

Bedroom 3 , a large double bedroom with ample cloths storage behind the hibiscus pink painted doors of a double wardrobe, cool cream paintwork and benefiting from air conditioning all set under the traditional vaulted and timber boarded ceiling with exposed beams.

Kitchen equipped for living not just for existing - you will find everything you need from our large oversized fridge with freezer, full sized oven and hob, to masses of glasses and crockery for every occasion .

We kept the original marble sink and reinstated it into our new marble work surfaces - you will love it as we do!

Leading from the kitchen area is the living area with large comfy sofa's a marble topped dining table with chairs for 6 , TV, and ipod player for relaxing .

Opening directly onto the terrace through double French doors you can be on the upper terrace in seconds -

The panoramic terrace is large and furnished with an oversize low table surrounded by seating topped with comfy cushions for sitting and relaxing with that glass of wine or just lazing in the sun - it's up to you. the terrace is shaded by contemporary sails overhead to give shade where you want it and by a large bouganvillia gving a brilliant splash of colour

The views are stunning South and West look directly over the Messinian Bay of the sparkling blue Aegean and behind are the towering Taygetos mountains sometimes still with snow caps even in May!

If you are lucky you will even be able to pick one of our lemons that give their name to our home to pop into your drink - cheers we hope you enjoy our fabulous hideaway!!!!!!

More Details

Keith or Teresa
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Keith or Teresa

Lemon and Lime is loved owned and lovingly cared for by us- Keith and Teresa ( that's her tucking into lunch on our sun terrace - not a bad view eh!!.

We have a number of properties in the Cotswolds area of the UK where we live and work - you can take a look at one of our rental properties there on

We have spent a lot of time renovating and restoring old properties, Teresa is trained in interior design - you can see her touches everywhere.

Keith or Teresa purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Keith or Teresa chose Ditiki Mani

We first travelled to the Peloponnese in 2003 in search of our dream bolthole in the sun after spending several years searching elsewhere in Greece and trying in vain to buy in Corfu.

If you come to stay at Lemon and Lime you will likely drive the mountain road from Kalamata towards Stoupa.

As you start to drop down toward Kardimili you will suddenly see the Messinian Bay and the coast South with Stoupa , and Pyrgos of course, appear below you - shimmering deep blue seas and fabulous olive dappled hillsides - it is stunning -

You will see right away why this is such a special place , no words will be necessary to describe it -just take it in and love it as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

When you open the gate into Lemon and Lime it is like stepping into a little oasis of Mediterranean colour - when you walk onto our sun terrace and look around you the views over dappled terracotta tiled rooftops to Stoupa below and the shimmering Aegean Sea you will see why this place became such a special place for us and, hopefully, for you to enjoy also.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The sun shone every day, the view from the top terrace is spectacular!!. We have gone to most of your recommendations for places to eat.Olives was fantastic on both occasions, Maria's by the small beach at Stoupa fabulous - she speaks excellent English and nothing was too much trouble - Her mezze was a real treat.

We enjoyed a trip to Aeropoli, Limeni was fab! - such a lovely place to swim and eat.

I have wanted to visit the Peloponnese for so long and am so glad we came - we will be back as it reminds us of Greece before it went into the euro zone. Finally, we have had a very relaxing holiday - just what we all needed.
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Ditiki Mani, Greece

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , links to both bedrooms 1) and 2)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , contemporary wet room shower with wc and large wash basin
  • 1)Downstairs bathroom is bright and modern with a white suite with vanity basin with storage under and mirror above. Electric hot water heating upon demand. 2) upper wet room shower suite is accessed from the upper terrace and perfectly positioned for both bedroom 3) and the terrace and outdoor areas. Electric hot water heating on demand
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , bed can be arranged as 2 singles upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • 1) large airy bedroom at lower ground floor level would originally have been home to the donkey! there is a large arched kamara to the rear of the room for storage and a smaller kamara with window opening onto the courtyard garden. large double french doors open at the foot of the bed onto the private secluded SPA POOL walled area. There is a CD player/radio , large fan for cooling , dressing and cloths hanging room ( kamara) with mirror. 2) at courtyard garden level , double aspect with door directly opening onto the secluded SPA POOL garden area. this room is very bright and airy with the benefit of air conditioning. 3) at the first floor level , set under the vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and timbers with large fitted wardrobe for cloths storage and built in dressing/vanity area with mirror and hair dryer ..air conditioning .... this room opens directly onto the covered upper terrace area with garden surrounding and the upstairs wet room and wc.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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A fabulous week in a very special place

  • 5 of 5

My family group of six have just returned from a really wonderful week at L&L cottage. As soon as we arrived we realised we had found a real gem - not only for it's position in a beautifully quiet village in real, old Greece but for it's comfort, facilities and most of all the stunning view from the amazing veranda. The cute plunge pool was really welcome after a hot day at the beach and, not having a full sized pool made us get out and explore the many fabulous beaches. Our favourite was Delphinia - pebbly but the clearest turquoise water and not too many people compared to Stoupa and Kalogria - both of which are lovely (sandy) but obviously very busy in August ! We were spoilt for choice for wonderful tavernas in Ag Nic and Stoupa - all offering basically the same food in lovely settings. I would recommend this area of Greece and particularly L&L cottage to anyone who wants a break in a breathtakingly beautiful and totally unspoilt part of the world.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a brilliant time and that you came to love out beautiful part of the Peloponnese as we do. Thank You for looking after Lemon and Lime for us , we appreciate it and look forward to having you back sometime soon, Kind Thanks, Keith and Teresa...
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  • 5 of 5

Liebevoll restauriertes Anwesen inmitten schöner Natur, netten Dorfbewohnern und mit einer grandiosen Aussicht!

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re pleased that you had a great time at fab Lemon and Lime , we hope to have you back again some time, Kind Thanks, Keith and Teresa...
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Perfect place to relax

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at Lemon and Lime. The house is located in a small and quiet village.

The house itself is very nice. We stayed with only 2, so we had loads of space, but you can easily stay with larger groups. Well equipped with proper kitchen and bathroom. Better yet, a good BBQ and perfect terrace. The terrace provides perfect views over the bay and the mountain and is a lovely place to spend your day.

There's several small villages nearby that offer good restaurants and super markets.

Highly recommended!

Patrick and Marielle

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Yiorgos kafenion
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Mani region of the Peloponnese in which we are to be found is a vast land mass, technically an island,separated from the Greek mainland by the Corinth Canal and ( along with Ancient Corinth) is a key landmark if driving from Athens.

Being the most Southerly part of mainland Europe it enjoys a fabulous warm climate whilst remaining lush green as the surrounding meadows and olive groves are fed throughout the winter and spring by streams running off the Taygetos mountains, often still capped by snow even in early summer, that are the backdrop to our village.

The area is amongst the richest in Ancient myths and archaeological sites including ancient Olympia site of the original Olympic Games and because of its remoteness throughout history, the area has retained its natural charm without the impact of tourism that has affected so many other beautiful places.

The dramatic coastline if filled with little coves and beaches, lazy fishing villages, and taverna's serving the freshest great value food and wines. This area is often referred to as 'Real Greece' or 'Forgotten Greece' and we are really happy for it to stay that way.

Spend lazy days around the cottage, walking the paths and old donkey tracks amongst the olive groves, head into the mountains and the villages untouched by time or head down the hill and in just a few minutes you can be exploring the coastal villages of:-

Kardamili with its vibrant bars, coffee houses, taverna's and fabulous seaside setting - our favourite beach is here and has olive groves and a brilliant taverna to provide a lazy lunchtime break from the sea and the sun.It's a secret we don't want to share with too many so when you book we'll give you directions to our favourite, breathtakingly beautiful , watering hole by the sea!

Stoupa - with two fabulous safe sandy beaches, backed by places to eat, drink and relax or just watch the would go by and all in the setting that was the inspiration for 'Zorba the Greek'.

visit the Kalogria beach and see the little cottage he stayed in at the edge of the bay.

Agios Nicolaos - simply the most lovely unspoilt fishing village, unchanged for decades with taverna's and bars set around the small fishing harbour. A great location to sit with a coffee in the morning and watch the local fisherman land their catch and sell it straight from the boat on the harbourside.

Pyrgos sits on the very edge of a plateau backed by the towering Taygetos mountains and surrounded as far as you can see by olive groves with old stone paths meandering through them - a perfect backdrop for a easy walk which in spring and early summer are full of wild flowers and herbs - the scent is intoxicating!

And yet , it's just a short drive down the hill and you are on the beach.

Lemon and Lime is approached via a donkey path through our village having parked your car under the shade of the olive trees at the roadside above the village. it's just a 2 or 3 minute walk to the cottage - there are no cars inside the village proper which makes it both safe and incredibly quiet - you can hear the little owls calling to one-another of an evening !

The property is securely gated and very private yet within the village centre. our outside spaces are like small garden rooms, courtyard and shady garden areas with Mediterranean flowers, citrus trees and a giant tumbling bouganvillia .


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$89.15
Damage Deposit AU$178.31

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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