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

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Special Offer! 15% discount on Summer holidays, 3 bedrooms, pool, sleeps 8. 26 May - 31 August

Photos and Description of this Messinia holiday villa

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

BOOK NOW and take advantage of 20% discount on Summer Holidays!! 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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

More Details

Details for Villa Shani 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 1 Bathroom

A 3 bedroom artists house that sleeps up to 8 guests. Situated in a stunning location with panoramic views of the sea, countryside and picturesque village of Methoni. Fully equipped with air conditioning. Shared swimming pool.The 10 X 4M swimming pool is a 20m 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. 800m to local sandy beach and 1.5km to Methoni/Finikounda. Various uncrowded , clean, child friendly beaches within easy reach. Whether it be to relax and unwind, explore the numerous archaeological sites of antiquity, discover the original fishing villages or mountain tracks you will be sure to enjoy what the beautiful area has to offer and feel at home in this comfortable for more info.
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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.

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. BOOK NOW AND RECEIVE 20% DISCOUNT FOR ALL SUMMER HOLIDAYS.

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

"Appartement neuf et très propre dans une jolie propriété. Cadre superbe (oliveraies, vue mer et montagnes, piscine très agréable). Endroit très calme et tout a fait charmant. Parfait pour se reposer et idéalement situé à proximité d’une petite ville et de très belles plages de sable d’une propreté irréprochable et assez peu fréquentées. Les propriétaires, charmants et très discrets savent donner de bons conseils pour profiter au mieux de cette région superbe et encore totalement épargnée par le tourisme de masse. A conseiller!
Jul 2010
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based on 8 traveller reviews

Villa Shani
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Idyllic stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as stated in the advertisement. The location necessitated our own transport - but this would have been vital in any case to explore the region. The facilities were useful - especially the pool!

The apartment was well-maintained and clean. Simon and Eadie were most friendly and helpful and their recommendations on the locality and the region helped us have a memorable stay.

We liked the town of Methoni for its restaurants and its genuine Greek ambience. Day-trips to waterfalls and archeological sites were also very enjoyable.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment to friends and family.

Thank you, Simon, for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschöne Wohnung

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren 10 Tage in dieser schönen Wohnung. Unser Sohn ist 18 Monate alt und für ihn war der Olivenbaumgarten perfekt. Er konnte die Hühner füttern, im Baumhaus spielen usw.

Ganz in der Nähe sind sehr schöne Strände, die man mit Kind sehr gut besuchen kann. Simon und Idi sind sehr lieb und konnten uns immer gute Tipps geben was man in der Umgebung schönes erleben kann.

Wir werden bestimmt wieder hin fahren und es unseren Freunden weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sonia and Heiko for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you and the little one, which we miss very much! It is always wonderful when our guests makes the most of our 2 acres olive grove and the surrounding gardens and embrace the nature we live in and a part of. We very much looking forward to seeing you all again sometime. (we just added ,around the tree houses, a sand pit and all sort of old cockery pots and much more for hours of kids fun and imagenation). Warm regards, Idit and Simon Danke Sonia und Heiko für Ihre Bewertung, es war eine Freude, Sie und die Kleinen, die wir sehr vermissen erfüllen. Es ist immer schön, wenn unsere Gäste macht das Beste aus unserem 2 Hektar Olivenhain und die umliegenden Gärten und umarmen die Natur in der wir leben und ein Teil. Wir würden uns sehr freuen, Euch alle wieder irgendwann. (wir haben soeben um den Baumhäusern einen Sandkasten und alle Art von alten cockery Töpfe und vieles mehr für Kinder Stunden Spaß und imagenation). Herzliche Grüße, Idit und Simon
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Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in apartment Shani. A perfect holiday. It has all you need to be extremely comfortable and so much more that we found it difficult to stir ourselves from the views and lovely pool to explore the local area. There's plenty to do and see around and about and people are very friendly in the villages and towns. It really deserves a far longer visit.

Our hosts were very knowledgeable, friendly and great company when we sought them out but totally non-intrusive. They cooked us a wonderful meal which we would highly recommend. We were encouraged to enjoy the fruit on the trees and can also recommend the homemade olive oil. This place was a treasure of a find and we would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: wow.. thanks so much for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and we were able to contribute in some positive way. wishing you all the best and look forward to seeing you again, Simon and Idit xx
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Geat view

  • 5 of 5

Stay June 2011, Great veiws from the property, Set in a olive grove. Very friendly hosts. The apartment is large and well equiped with an excellent pool and surrounding area. The local area is has lots of intresting places to visit and there are not many British tourist around, so you get a taste of the real Greece.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David and Heather and thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in Apartment Shani and discovered what the area has to offer. All the best Simon and Idit.
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Apartment Shani

  • 5 of 5

Very friendly owner family and pieceful location. Lots of beautiful beaches suitable for small kids nearby. Car is essential. Nice small appartment without luxory, but all we needed for cooking, sleeping etc. Pool area was very nice and clean. Small fauna (mosquitos, worms, spiders etc.) was around and everywhere, but not more than you can expect at countryside normally. Dining area outside the apartment was very nice and provided shade. We ate always outside and enjoyd a lot surrounding well-cared garden, privacy and view to olive trees and sea. Thank you very much for the little extras!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan and family. thanks for your kind words. Glad you all enjoyed the area and hope to see you again, warm regards simon and family
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spacious apartment and what a view!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Simon and Idit, thanks for the help in facilitating such an enjoyable holiday.

You have a lovely spacious apartment and we were very comfortable. We have fond memories of the beautiful area and found it has so much to offer for the independant traveller, i hope it stays unspoilt for years to come, we will definately re visit you soon. Thanks again Regards Edith.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Methoni, Greece

Special Offer! 15% discount on Summer holidays, 3 bedrooms, pool, sleeps 8.

Special Offer From:
Dates 26/05/2016 to 31/08/2016

Take advantage of this special offer for your summer holiday in Methoni, Greece. Book any week during the summer season and receive a 15% discount.

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
12 Jun 2016 - 2 Jul 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$23 per night, per additional guest
3 Jul 2016 - 18 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$23 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$23 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$464

Our booking conditions are:

50% booking deposit.

50% paid on 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. for more info

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for Villa Shani in Messinia, Greece

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , cot or child bed available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
Baby cot and high chair can be provided upon request. Swimming pool open from May to October. more information

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