Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A stay in any of our three traditional Mani homes offers our guests a unique experience in holiday home rental. As a result of our own extensive travel experiences we have made every effort to furnish our houses as if they were homes, rather than a rental facility.
Villa Sofia is a spacious house located in the middle of the village only 100m from Stoupa's main beach. The house is situated in a 1900 sq m garden. Designed in 1973 by an award winning architect, it is built of stone, bricks, tile and wood. The living and dining area spans the entire width of the house. It is furnished with a blend of modern and antique furnishings, creating a homey atmosphere. The fully equipped kitchen opens toward both the living area and a large covered veranda offering beautiful sea views and al fresco dining.
The veranda also provides access to the two bedrooms through french doors. The large entrance area has an office area with wireless internet access and large windowsfacing the front garden area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Stoupa 100 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kalamata 45 km, Nearest railway: Kalamata 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The living room has an open plan with a high sloping ceiling. It offers good air circulation even in the heat of summer. There is a spacious covered veranda with views to the sea and of the sunsets. Food can be served through
the kitchen window for alfresco dining.
Both bedrooms have French door opening to the covered veranda towards the sea. The master bedroom has built-in shelves and closets. There are also antique dressers in each room. The living room can accommodate one person on the sofa for sleeping. Also a folding bed is available.
The main bathroom is very spacious. Both baths are beautifully tiled.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a covered veranda facing the west and the garden. It is very well suited for alfresco dining.
There is also a small covered veranda at the entrance which offers shade and breezes in the late aftyernoon.
The garden has various fruit trees such as orange, lemon, fig, pomegranate, apricots, mulberry etc.
Bicycles are available for rental in Stoupa year round. Paddle boats, kayaks and small motorboats are available for rental on Stoupa Beach in season.
The rental rates are all inclusive.
A 20 % deposit of the cost with the booking is required,and the balance 2-4 weeks prior to arrival. For special payment arrangements, talk to the owner.
The Peloponnese region
The Mani region of Greece lies in the southernmost part of the Peloponnese. Starting at Kalamata, it follows the Taygetos mountain range south to Cape Tenaron. Combining picturesque mountain villages with their stone tower-houses and lovely seaside villages, the Mani is a place of extraordinary beauty. From the wall of Verga, just south of the modern city of Kalamata, to villages of traditional Mani Fighting Towers in the southern end of the peninsula, the Mani is a region where the past and present coexist in close proximity.
Scant kilometres from fishing villages with modern hotels, restaurants and internet cafes catering to summer tourists lie beautiful mountain villages, nestled amid olive groves, that have changed little in the last hundred years. While a popular spring and summer destination for European and American travelers, the Mani is untouched by the commercial mass-tourism industry. The towns retain their small village atmosphere and visitors do not have to fight crowds at the beaches or restaurants.
Stoupa is a coastal village in the unspoiled Mani region. The village is built around three bays, two of which have sand beaches that are among the most beautiful on the Mani Peninsula. They are well suited for families because of the shallow waters near the shore. The third bay has a pebble beach, and is ideal for snorkeling.
The village is set amongst olive groves with the Taygetos Mountains rising to the east. The climate is mild in winter, possibly the warmest in continental Europe. Stoupa is within easy reach of a 24 hour medical centre (2 km), and one hour from the major city of Kalamata.