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“Beautiful house, stunning views”
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A paradise in Mani
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A paradise in Mani
Sea Side
Living Room
Living Room
Bedroom #1, ground floor
Bedroom #2, ground floor
Bathroom #1, ground floor
Bathroom #1, ground floor
Bedroom #3 and Bathroom, upper floor
Bedroom #3, upper floor
Another View of the Garden
Another beach in Vathi
Sea View
Kitchen veranda
Entering EliseCottage
A glimpse of EliseCottage
Living Room Veranda
Vathi beach
Garden
Garden tables
EliseCottage
The Garden
Vathi Beach
Basement apartment
Built in kitchen basement apartment
Entrance view basememt apartment with sleeping sofa
overall view of Vathi beach
Overall view of the house in Autumn
Another view of the house
the living room
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Gytheio, Laconia Region, Peloponnese

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doctorjan...
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful house, stunning views”
Reviewed 16 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This beautiful stone house is private and secluded with stunning views over the surrounding countryside to the sea. The garden is full of flowers and we particularly enjoyed eating on the pretty patios. Elissavet is a friendly and informative host. I would really recommend visiting Monemvasia ( castle and walled town on an island linked by a causeway), and driving around the Mani (we found a beautiful deep water cove at Alipa with a lovely fish tavern). The house is in a fairly remote location which we liked but as a consequence internet access was poor and the drive from the main road is steep and rough.

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Liked best: house, views and owner
Liked least: no air conditioning in one of the bedrooms
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Destino20...
California
1 review
“What a Treasure!”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Elise Cottage is located at the top of a hill with the view of the sea on one side, the hills on the other and surrounded by the most beautiful well-maintained gardens. The interior of the house was comfortable with beautiful architecture. There’s a large terrace facing the sea view side that is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or an evening meal, but there are plenty of other outdoor spaces to enjoy the surroundings too. If you like to walk, just follow the many dirt roads or walking paths along the hillside that can lead you down to Vathi Beach or a small chapel at the top of a neighboring hillside or just go exploring; early mornings or evenings are the best time!
The Mani location is ideal! We stayed for 2 weeks and did numerous day trips to see nearby sites and villages and followed the coastline leading us to some breathtaking bay villages and turquoise beaches (hidden gems!). Fruit stands, bakeries and small markets are plentiful and seem to always be open late. You can find ATMS, cafes, restaurants and other necessities in Gytheio which is only a 15 minute drive.
Because the Mani area appears not to be on the radar of most tour companies, it is not saturated with tourists making our stay even more pleasant and relaxing. It has a lot to offer including some amazing sunsets!
The owner, Elissavet, is very hospitable and friendly! She is available if you need her and she gives some great suggestions and tips on places to see. We had a wonderful and memorable stay!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Road to house
Travelling group: Other
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FMBriscoe
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
“Surpassed My Expectations!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I cannot think of a better experience I could have gotten in Southern Greece. Elise Cottage was wonderful. Close to several beaches, and many interesting sights such as the Byzantine ruins of Mystras. The house itself and its setting was wonderful. Our landlady Elissavet was terrific and very informative of the good places to eat in Vathi and surrounding areas. The Elise cottage area is also terrific, as yet they are more authentically Greek and have not been overdeveloped and touristified. I highly recommend it.

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Liked best: the view and my morning walks along the road
Travelling group: Friends
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Panagioti...
Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
“Beautiful home to use as a base for exploring the southern Peloponese”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Family of 6 enjoyed a week of exploring the area's beaches and seaside tavernas. Beautiful views from the large porches. Comfortable beds. Owner was helpful and available for advice about the area. Dirt road leading from main road about 1km. was a little difficult to navigate with a large van but otherwise fine.

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Liked best: Relaxing location and views
Liked least: 1 small bedroom did not have air-conditioning
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Sally L
Dorset, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Elise Cottage is heavenly”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Elise cottage sits on top of a hill, with amazing views over the Laconian Gulf. The gardens are such a delight - full of flowers, a shy tortoise and gorgeous butteflies. The design of the house and the grounds are really imaginative and give a group of friends or family plenty of places to sit and relax. There are plenty of beaches within a short drive, and a particularly lovely taverna a couple of miles away (Maria's). We had a warm welcome from Elissavet and good advice. The property is a mile up a mostly unmade road - it is fine for a regular rental car, but needs to be taken with care. But the house is worth it when you get there! We hope to return one day.

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Liked best: Gardens
Liked least: Road access quite poor
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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