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Villa Kazantzakis, near Kalogria, Stoupa

Chalet -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Stoupa, Messenia Region, Peloponnese
Named after Nikos Kazantzakis, the author of Zorba the Greek, Villa Kazantzakis, is a simple one-bedroom detached holiday home set in its own garden in a peaceful olive grove, 10 minutes walk to the fine sandy beaches, bars and tavernas of Stoupa. The location combines private seclusion with proximity of a small supermarket (100m), bus stop (200m), hypermarket (400m) and beautiful Kalogria beach (0.8 km). A full kitchen and outside dining space give further independence.

Private airport transfers can be arranged at the discounted rate of €45 each way obviating the need to hire a car (or to follow directions).

The property comprises: a living room with air conditioning, ceiling fan, music system, sofa, pouffe, small desk and chairs, bookcase of English books and patio door to the dining area with table and chairs on the terrace; a doubl...
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Listing #HL1386305
About the Owner
Tim M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
Interaction with guests
Our agent and friend, Judy, lives nearby and is on hand to help with any issues that may arise. She is also happy to arrange shopping trips, excursions etc. at extra cost. Her mobile number is included in the house manual which becomes available online once the balance payment has been made.
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

The cottage is a little gem! It has everything that you require on holiday and is comfortable, well equipped, clean and very quiet. Tim even provided a mosquito net and plug ins! The sunsets were amazing! When we had a slight problem with a drain...More

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Cruiser783343, VR Owner at Villa Kazantzakis, near Kalogria, Stoupa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words Alan & Lynne. I am pleased you had a good time, despite the drain issue. The local cats manage to charm food off all my guests :-) I would look forward to welcoming back anytime. Regards, Tim.

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Reviewed 16 August 2018


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Reviewed 24 July 2018

The little villa/ house is certainly clean and comfortable. We were grateful for the ceiling fans and air con, used mostly in the evening to cool off before going to bed. The cat family, who we were happy to continue feeding as we were asked...More

Thank Hilary B
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
There is a selection of basic supplies: salt, pepper, vinegar, soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar, etc. provided in the kitchen cupboard so that you don't have to buy any of these...
    1 Shower
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Pre-stay servicing: R 900 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Private transfers to/from Kalamata Airport can also be arranged at €50 each way representing a saving over the taxi fare. If required, please request, with flight details, as soon as possible to ensure availability. Pay the driver directly.

One change of towels and sheets for each week of stay is included in the rates of less than one calendar month. Cleaning materials and equipment are provided in the house but additional cleaning and laundry and other services can be arranged, at cost, via our local agent. Heavily discounted rates for one calendar month or more do not include laundry during the stay (there is a launderette in Stoupa).

We email a 'practical guide' to the house with lots of useful information, including directions and recomendations, to each guest before arrival.

There are five olive trees in the garden. We provide olive oil from these trees as a courtesy to our guests.
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About the neighbourhood
Eating and Drinking
The tavernas of Stoupa are generally excellent - possibly due to the upmarket clientele that Stoupa tends to attract and the stiff competition between them.

Top of our list is ’Pritzipas’, the ‘blue & white’ taverna on Kalogria Beach which offers super-fresh and tasty food, reasonable prices and a classic Greek taverna experience except for the surprisingly efficient service (think paper tablecloths and carafes of water and wine). To sit at here at sunset, if only for a carafe of wine, is a special experience in itself.

‘Ageliki’s Spitiko’ at the Northern end of Stoupa’s main beach offers food made with many home-grown ingredients has honest prices and white linen tablecloths. Go in the evening though as the lunchtime fare can often be yesterday’s leftovers...
Getting around
The nearest public bus stop is 2 minutes walk from the house. Four busses a day pass in both directions connecting the nearest villages of Kardamyli to the North and Agios Nikalaos to the South. Aghios Nikolaos is also a pleasant walk from Stoupa along the coastal cycle path with Taverna Maniatiko conveniently located half-way.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Kalamata: 50.0 km
We can arrange private airport transfers at €45 each way, paid locally.

Public taxis wait at both Kalamata bus station and Kalamata airport and the fare should be around 60 Euros on the meter. Taxi drivers know the road to Stoupa very well and some tend to drive as if it were a formula-one circuit!

There are regular busses passing immediately outside the airport gates connecting the airport with Kalamata bus station. Busses currently leave Kalamata bus station for Stoupa at 07:00, 13:00 and 18:00 everyday except Sunday, when the 13:00 bus does not operate. In the opposite direction busses pass through Stoupa roughly at 08:00, 10:00 and 16:15. Again the 16:15 bus does not run on Sundays.

If you prefer your independence and intend exploring the Mani then you can pre-book a hire car from...
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.8 km.
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