Main entrance with the huge banana tree on the leftFull privacy and a touch of luxury

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6 guests

4 bedrooms

8 beds
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Emily's Garden House is a private villeta of 120sqm, with a garden of 4000m2, full of trees & flowers, near the famous sandy beach of West Peloponnese. With its 4 bedrooms, 2 verandas and many facilities ensures a comfortable and unforgetable stay to anyone!
It's an airy house on one level so you have not to climb stairs all day!
Spacious, luxurious accommodation, ideal base for visiting Olympia and the most of interesting places of the Peloponnese. Our moto is Privacy and Hospitality!

The space

We welcome you to our beloved house located at the village of Kakovatos, between Pyrgos and Kyparissia, in a rural area. Our moto is Privacy and Hospitality.
A nice small villa surrounded by a 4000m2 own garden with orchards, olive trees, flowers and vegetables (tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, cucumbers, eggplants, okras) about 600m away from the sandy beach and Ionian coast of Peloponnese in a safe and quiet area.
The residence is situated on the outskirts of Kakovatos village, a typical Greek farming community in the Ionian coast of West Peloponnese. It is ideal if you wish to experience Greek life off the beaten path, in a picturesque seaside village and taste a lot of fresh food directly from own gardens and sea.
Elegant, decorated with care, includes pieces of old furnitured and it is big enough to easily accommodate two friendly couples or a large family.

The house
It is an approximately 120 m2 home, with two entrances, surrounded by verandas with sunset and moonrise views. It's an airy house on one level so you have not to climb stairs all day!
The house is in a very good condition throughout. This is a family home, not a purpose built rental property. It has many windows on every side so the famous hot Greek summer is not a problem for us.
It features 4 bedrooms :
* One master bedroom with en suite bathroom. It has a window and a French door with access to the back veranda (garden view, moonrise). This bedrooom can be provided with a baby crib.
* A second bedroom with double bed and big window (moonrise).
* A third bedroom with a single bed, a semi-double bed and a sofa single bed. This room has also a window and French door with access to the back veranda (garden view, moonrise).
* A fourth bedroom with a single bed and a sofa. This room is served as play room with toys, sketchbooks and couloured pencils. It has a window and a French door with access to the front veranda (garden view, sunset).

All with lots of built in storage. Bedding and extra linen and towels are provided.
* A spacious living room with fully equipped kitchen.
The kitchen is new and spacious and everything you'll need is provided.
Lounge has two large sofas, coffee table, LCD TV with satellite access, DVD player and Wi-Fi. A good selection of DVDs and books is available.
There are three dining tables, one in the kitchen, one in the front veranda and one in the back veranda.
* Beach towels, umbrellas and beach chairs are available
* Laundry facilities
* Air-conditioning
* One indoor parking space
* An automatic garage gate for more safety and privacy

The garden
A huge banana tree is situated in front of the main entrance. Guests besides the house will have free access to our garden, fruits (figs, apricots, peaches, nectarines, apples, oranges, pears, plums and tangerines, depents on the time of season) and fresh vegetables (tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, beans, okras etc.).
The highlight
Sitting in the evening at the front veranda, drinking cool white wine, admiring the moon and the sky full of stars, with a fresh wind descenting from mountains.
The beach
The beach is about a 15 min walk by a shortcut, a 2 min drive or a 5 min bicycle ride. It's a marvelous, endless, blue flag beach with fine gold sand. Ideal for windsurfers and kitesurfers too. Swim and sunbath at many different crystal water points of the beach, completely alone in full privacy or with families and visitors. When driving with a car along the Ionian coast there are many beaches to discover with or without swimmers!

Reasons to choose our house
Spacious, luxurious accommodation close to the beach, in total privacy, lush garden, ideal base for visiting Olympia and the most of interesting places of the Peloponnese.
If you are looking for a quiet place away from the crowds (very close to a great beach though), with birds and cicadas singing all day, for relax at the verandas or the garden with a book, for homely feeling, this is. Our home! The ideal spot to recharge your batteries. Privacy and Hospitality.

Guest access

Pick up from/to any airport (Athens or Kalamata) with a reasonable fee by our car and one of family drivers. Any time of arrival or departure!
A car at your disposal is also available. Just ask!

Interaction with guests

As soon as you arrive at our house, we are ready to take you around and show you the area, the sea coast and the beaches, the shortcut to the sea by foot, the local shops, restaurants and of course the banks and post.
We have 3-4 bicycles available, a play room for kids, baby bed, sea chairs and umbrellas, a library with books, sunrise and sunset verandas ....
We feel happy to use everything in our home without any charge! Vegetables, food, fruits. We provide also softener and detergent for washing machine/dish machine.
There is always a welcoming home made marmelade and fruit teaspoonful sweets made by my mother.
In other words : greek hospitality!

Other things to note

We provide a special care about guests with health problems. Especially for respiratory problems, we have on demand oxygen concentrator and nebulizer with compressor for bronchodilation therapy. We can also arrange special medical care if needed.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 8
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 15 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 61
Security Deposit: 152
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Please don't smoke in the house and try not to break anything.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit

6 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Arina User Profile
August 2017
Thank you for 2 wonderful months in our life! Emily did everything she could to make our stay a fantastic one. It was everything and more than we expected. Charming house with a nice terrace and big garden is very comfortable. There are 3 bedrooms and one room full of toys for children. It was important for us because we have 2 children and they spent one week in the playing room:) There are a lot of books in the different languages. Emily helps us in everything. She is a very responsible. When we arrived the fridge was full of food. Thank you very much for fruits from your garden: peaches, figs, nectarines, tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes. Your small tomatoes cherry is the tastiest in Peloponnesus! Thank to your mother for the hand-made liqueur and jam. Special thanks for your own olive oil! There is the very good filter for water. It was comfortable not to buy the bottles. Emily gave us the umbrella and the chairs to go to the beach. The beach is 2 min by car or 10 min by foot. We had a good possibility to travel around Peloponnesus (very nice and historic) and I can say exactly that Kakovatos has one of the best beaches. There are two organized places with umbrellas. We were alone in June. There were a lot of people in August but you can go 100-200 m away and can find a calm place. The sea is super, sometimes it is like an ocean with big waves and you can surf there. Usually the sea is calm and very good for small children. There are 3 tavernas near the beach. I advise to go to Katerina, it is the second taverna from the beach. They have different plates and very tasty. There is a small supermarket near the beach. The big village Zacharo is in 5 min by car. There are 3 big supermarkets, meat shop, fish shop, pharmacy and others. There is also a local market on Tuesday. Our stay in Emily s house was marvelous and memorable. If you want to be alone with the nature it is a very good place to stay here! We definitely recommend to anyone! Thanks a lot to you and your family!

Amanda User Profile
August 2016
This is the most wonderful property. The house has loads of outside space and we loved sitting on the terrace eating fruit from the orchard around us- delicious! The bedrooms were spacious, clean and cool and the house is incredibly well equipped. Emily was very hospitable and we didn't want to leave- highly recommended!!
Emily User Profile
Response from Emily:
It was a pleasure to have you! Thank you for your kind words! Next time you must find more than 4 days to rest and enjoy the house and the area! I'll wait for your return!
August 2016

Roz User Profile
August 2016
Emily was delightful. full of energy and very keen for us to use the villa as our on own. she provided plenty of information on the villa the village and its restaurants and the surrounding countryside. the house itself was extremely well equipped and full of many of emilys personal effects.
Emily User Profile
Response from Emily:
Thank you very much Roz for your kind thoughts! I hope that you will have fond memories from this summer and charge your batteries for winter :)) My home will be open anytime!
August 2016

Jeanine User Profile
July 2015
We are a family from the Netherlands (mum, dad, son 17, daughter 15) and we have very much enjoyed staying at Emily's villeta from 18 - 25 July 2015. Emily is a very kind and nice person and a wonderful example of Greek hospitality. Emily's house is really comfortable and luxurious and from this place you can easily visit Ancient Olympia, Neda Waterfalls and the Louisios Gorge. We have very much enjoyed our glasses of wine and sitting at the beach at night and trying to count the numerous stars. We would certainly recommend Emily's house to anyone.
Emily User Profile
Response from Emily:
Dear Jeanine and family thank you so much for your kind words. The blue sky, the sandy beach and the stars will wait for you in the future. The same with us!
July 2015

Constantine User Profile
July 2015
Emily was very welcoming and friendly and also very communicative both before and during our stay. She was there to personally greet us. She showed us around the house and also drove me around in her car to show me the local amenities (shops, restaurants etc) and also the easiest way to the beach. She even brought a Greek Salad for us to have for lunch. Emily's house was spacious, cool and very comfortable. The verandas are great. The kitchen and house in general was very well equipped. Very clean on arrival. Plenty of spare sheets and towels. Lovely, large garden. Excellent Wi-fi. She turned one of the bedrooms into a Playroom for our two kids which was very much appreciated. The location of the house is very good. Quiet, rural area. Very close to the local village and a few minutes drive from the nearest town. 10 mins walk to a fantastic sandy beach. We really enjoyed our stay at Emily's house. We appreciated Emily's kindness and generosity. We would highly recommend staying here and we would be very glad to return.
Emily User Profile
Response from Emily:
Thank you so much for the kind words Constantine! I absolutely loved having you all! I'm so glad you all enjoyed your family time and look forward to your next visit!
July 2015

Anna User Profile
September 2014
We had a delicious five weeks at the home of Emily. The house is very spacious, cool, clean, with everything you need. Two huge terraces, garden with a huge variety of vegetables and fruits. Around the peace and quiet. Kakovatos is very nice village, there are taverns, bars, small shops. Five minutes drive from the nearest town, where you can buy everything you need. To the sea 15 minutes walk at a leisurely pace. Even with young children for us it was not a problem. Emily is very hospitable, friendly and helpful person. She arranged for us a most comfortable stay. We are incredibly grateful to Emily for a fabulous holiday and will gladly go back to her house again.

Алексей User Profile
September 2016
В Каковатос мы приехали поздним вечером из Афин. Эмили встретила нас на велосипеде и показала дорогу к дому. Она подробно познакомила нас с домом и его бытовым оборудованием. К нашему приезду Эмили приготовила все основные продукты для ужина и завтрака, которых нам хватило на несколько дней, а её мама сварила для нас джем и варенье. Дом окружает чудесный сад с плодовыми деревьями и цветами. Как хорошо было проводить вечером время на веранде, слушая цикад и ощущая ароматы цветов. С первых минут мы почувствовали добросердечие и дружеское расположение. Нас окружили вниманием и заботой. Эмили показала нам дорогу к морю и окрестности, подготовила описание исторических достопримечательностей и маршрутов для поездок. Во время нашего пребывания на Пелопоннесе мы посетили древнюю Олимпию, храм Аполлона Эпикурейского, дворец легендарного царя Нестора, крепость Нео-Кастро в Пилосе, города Пиргос, Кипариссию и Захаро. Теперь о море, которое всегда привлекает и чарует. Морская вода очень чистая, дно пологое и песчаное. Пляж удобный, оборудован душем, зонтики и лежаки бесплатные. Рядом с пляжем три таверны, где можно попробовать местную кухню и морепродукты. В деревне также есть два мини-маркета со всем необходимым и прекрасная булочная-кондитерская. Местное население очень дружелюбное и отзывчивое. Мы чудесно отдохнули в доме Эмили, набрались сил и здоровья и будем мечтать о приезде к Эмили снова!

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Emily's Garden House
Who is Emily?
Full of life, full of joy!
Book reader, traveller, photografer, gardener, blogger ...

I strongly believe in Privacy and Hospitality.
Holiday for me, means a comfortable and spacy house, very quiet (with only birds and cicadas singing), a cool glass of wine sitting on the terrace and admiring the moonlight in the evening, enjoy a marvellous sea and long sea coast walks, worth to see places nearby if wanted, good and healthy mediterranean food. Last but not least I like to work with internet and stay connected as I need.
Enjoy the stay at my house and feel free to relax and recharge!

Languages: English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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