It was built in 2007 in the heart of a 4023m2 olive grove, 50m above beautiful, sandy Ammoudi beach where it is possible to meet the Caretta Caretta Turtle, a specimen still living in the Mediterranean. These turtles always return to nest on the same beach where they themselves were hatched, and for this reason it is important to ensure that the ideal conditions for the nesting are preserved, thus supporting the continuation of the species in this location.
It takes just eight minutes to walk to the sea through the olive groves, unless you are distracted by any of the plants, animals, and views along the way.
The house is on three levels and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and large living space. All three bedrooms have built-in storage wardrobes.
The ground floor consists of a lockable garage (22.5m2) and large storage area (76m2).
The first floor (99m2) is an L shaped open-plan living room and well fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms with a balcony and bathroom. The kitchen has a good range of fitted cupboards and open shelves and includes a large American style fridge freezer, microwave and electric oven. The living room incorporates a dining area for 6-8 people and a comfortable sitting area which includes an open fire, ideal for autumn evenings. There is a large covered balcony with plenty of space for sitting, talking and dining, shaded during the day it has natural air conditioning making it an ideal spot for afternoon reading.
The second floor (47m2) is accessed by an external staircase and has a large bedroom with traditional wooden ceiling, en-suite bathroom and balconies to the front and rear. The front balcony is partly roofed making it an ideal spot for evening sitting and stargazing. This room has the services already in place for an additional kitchen, making it a potential self-contained apartment.
The land has 56 olive trees for oil and Kalamata eating olives. There is a large paved terrace of 50m2 at first floor level, which has areas of natural shade throughout the day, thanks to large olive trees, here there is plenty of space for sunbathing, as well as a chance for afternoon reading swaying gently in a hammock.
The terrace leads to an attractive well established garden with plants and items that provide fruit, colour and visual interest, including a shaded space used as a vegetable plot and it is on a scale that can easily be managed by part time residents. There is a traditional earth oven which is used for cooking in the cooler months, and there is ample space for a pool.
This house is a well presented and maintained family house with all metal exterior windows and doors. There is double glazing throughout and windows and doors have shutters and integral insect screens. All rooms have air conditioning units, the water is heated by solar panels or immersion heater and there is telephone and internet access.
The picturesque village of Vasilitsi is less than 10 minutes’ drive away and has a small supermarket, a couple of bars and an excellent taverna serving locals and visitors throughout the year. Vasilitsi also has the olive press used to process the olives from the house.
The Venetian port of Koroni is 20 minutes away and has all the usual facilities including banks, doctors, dentist, supermarkets, pharmacy, post office and a range of independent shops. Koroni sea front has a wide range of tavernas and restaurants and the castle is an impressive structure with a monastery in the grounds.
Kalamata is the largest town in the area and is just over an hour away -- it has an international airport and a hospital. Kalamata has a castle, modern museum, port, a large yachting marina and a wide range of shops, the coffee shops and tavernas around the newly restored main square are very contemporary. The new motorway links Kalamata and Athens in under three hours.