Mani house-Ktima Kriviana
Mani House – Ktima Kriviana
HELLENIC TOURIST ADMINISTRATION LICENCE MHTE
Mani House is located nearby Gythio town of Laconia region which is an area of the Peloponnese, rich in history and wild. The Maniots were strong and the area on Mani was left independent in times of invasion throughout the ages.
The traditional buildings were stone and fortresses like since many squabbles and vendettas amongst the families of Mani meant that people build homes to protect themselves. Elements of this traditional style are reflected in the design of Mani House.
The stone features blend well with a clean and modern interior where comfort has never been neglected. The property is fine and noble, offering a high level of practicality and featuring all modern conveniences including a sound system that can be diverted to many different areas of the house, offering relaxing by the pool and dining under the stars whilst listening to one’s favorite CD.
The main entrance to the property is from the pool terrace. The door is wooden and solid and leads to a bright and spacious central living area. Each part of this central living space fits beautifully into a perfectly designed interior.
The colors are simple, creams and stone, with a flagged floor that runs throughout. The shutters are painted in pale pistachio and bright magenta has been introduced throughout the soft furnishings and dining chairs which give a shock of brilliance to the color scheme. Large French style doors lead from every area to the pool terrace which offers a perfect place to relax for every part of the day.
Sun loungers surround the pool, shaded areas to dine and a huge oak tree to give shade whilst playing a game of chess or backgammon, or simply enjoy the evening breeze over a good book and a glass of wine.
The kitchen is located at the rear of the large central living space and is fully equipped with all modern conveniences and direct access to a patio at the back of the house which takes on a traditional, cafe-style appearance featuring pretty, metal chairs and tables and a BBQ and bread oven to conjure up the flavors of Greece.
On the same level but in a separate wing are three bedrooms. One has a double bedroom, en-suite facilities, and a large dressing area. Next there is a twin bedroom which is accompanied by a separate bathroom and finally a second twin bedroom with en-suite facilities. All bedrooms have direct access onto the pool terrace.
Upstairs is an office with en-suite facilities and a comfortable double sofa bed. This room benefits from a balcony and is decorated in the same shades as the rest of the house.
For the comfort of all guests, there is a caretaker who looks after the property and he lives in a self-contained, totally independent, apartment, on the basement level. He is very discreet and tends to the engine room, (located at the same level), as well as to the pool, usually twice a week, very early in the morning or very late at night, leaving guests to enjoy their privacy unless he is needed.
On this level, there is also inside parking for 2-3 cars. The Mani House is located in a large piece of land which has been planted with colorful indigenous plants, shrubs and trees. The stone paths, steps, and walkways meander through the property and below is an area beneath an old oak tree which gives the most wonderful shade in the heat of the day which draws up a cool breeze from the sea below.
The property is very well located in terms of accessing the beach and taverns, shops and cafes which are all a short drive away.
The Mani House is really exceptional and is situated in a part of Greece that is truly beautiful, unspoiled and wild.