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Simon

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english, french, greek, Hebrew

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

41 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Pilos Nestor holiday villa

Self catering cottage villa rental,peaceful location,air-conditioning,WiFi, pool

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

Details for Villa Sol and Gaia 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

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

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Simon (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks english, french, greek, Hebrew

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 owner

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.
Aug 2015
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Reviews

4.8
based on 41 traveller reviews

Villa Sol and Gaia
average rating of 4.804878 based on 47 reviews
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5

Wonderful cottage in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Seabreeze Villa for a week in early July. The weather could not have been better. The Villa was perfect for our family of four. The pool is delightful and has a stunning view to the sea. We used it mainly in the mornings and evenings. During the day, we enjoyed the spectacular beaches at Gialova and Kaloni. (There are other nice beaches closer to the house, but these were the best.) Our hosts, who live on the property, were helpful, friendly, but unobtrusive. We highly recommend this Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carter and family. Thanks for the review and we are very happy you enjoyed the facilities and what the area has to offer so much. we hope to see you again, Kind Regards Simon
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5

A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent one week in this fantastic area and enjoyed every second of it.

House and property are beautiful, the hosts are very friendly and helpful, the location is perfect and we had everything we need.

We'd love to come back and fully recommend this location.

Thank you for eveything. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon.

Aris

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a memorable stay in Methoni!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time in this part of Greece, and we were not disappointed! Simon and Idit were very helpful hosts and even provided a welcome package of their own produce. The location of the villa, up on the side of the mountain, offered wonderful views of Methoni village and the sea, and the whole surrounding landscape. We could have chosen to stay in a hotel, but we wanted an authentic, village life experience. The accommodations were adequate, and everything was in working order. Our hosts provided plenty of information for us to experience and enjoy all that this region has to offer. Our children enjoyed afternoons in the pool, and star gazing at night. We tried every beach that was recommended, and also had dinners at the many restaurants that were suggested. Overall, we were very happy with our choice and feel lucky to have experienced Methoni!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A very relaxing stay in a small paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We have been there 4 times and it's always a big pleasure for us. We have a young child and we like enjoying the tranquility of the villa among olive trees. The place is ideal for relax and enjoy the pleasures of Greece. We will go back and we recommend you to come. Simon & Edith have a lot of secrets to share with you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Nick for your warm review. It is always gives us pleasure when our guests enjoy all that we and the area has to offer. We look forward to hosting you and your family once again!
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5

Quiet, relaxed locationb in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Simon and Idit's villa. It's in a brilliant location, and there are lots of things to see in do in the area, or simply laze by the pool or on the beach. The setting is perfect, very nice garden, pool, olive trees and so on. I would say you probably need a car (although it could be done without, with a degree of forward planning!). Generally speaking all the beaches etc were quite low-key, and we found the food when eating out was excellent (go with the fish or traditional Greek dishes). It was pretty hot, even in June so we didn't walk to the nearest beaches, but I would think it would be manageable a bit more out of season. Pylos (Neokastro and Paleokastro), Methoni and Koroni castles all very different with their own character, and all in stunning settings. Go, and enjoy!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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most relaxing holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful location in olive grove above Methoni. Stunning pool, unheated but warm from the sun. Great for the children, with swings, tree houses (ramshackle but charming), and especially the animals: Ali the dog, the cats and the chickens. Practical and comfortable accommodation. The most helpful and sensitive hosts imaginable. Extraordinary walk through flower filled countryside down to the sea and the town. Cannot imagine a better place to unwind. Why might this not suit you? If you're looking for luxury, or bustle, or if you don't like the creatures that come with staying in the Greek countryside. Also worth noting: We travelled without a car. There are a couple of taxis in Methoni, but they aren't always available, and we would have struggled without help from Simon, the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steven and family for such a full review. It was a pleasure to meet and host you all. We take great pleasure in knowing we were able to assist in whatever way, to facilitate you having a great holiday. We appreciate your comments and the pointers for future guests. Just to add that in the summer season more taxis are on offer. Alternatively I am happy to offer my services when required by guests. Hoping to welcome you back soon, cheers Simon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Kalamata
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Kalamata
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Kalamata
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
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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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Pilos Nestor, Greece

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
late summer
4 Sep 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$104
A$730
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$17 per night, per additional guest
 
spring
5 Mar 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$146
A$1,018
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$17 per night, per additional guest
 
early summer
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$166
A$1,161
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$17 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,663
 
 
Autumn
10 Sep 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$166
A$1,161
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$97
A$679
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$339

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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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Pilos Nestor, Greece

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • 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 enclosure , open wet room allows shower in comfort
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    lounge area - 1 sofa bed/futon , extra sleeping space in lounge
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 cot , cot or child bed available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • 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.

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