Greek Luxury Golf Villa - The Olive Retreat
The beautiful seaside town of Pylos is on the southwest coast of Peloponnese, in a large bay known as Navarino Bay, as Navarino was the Italian name of Pylos. The name is also used for the Costa Navarino Golf courses that are within 3km and 10km from the property. The bay is almost closed by the long and narrow islet of Sfaktiria and a smaller rock called Tsichli Baba. The town is built amphitheatrically so the rock formations are visible from nearly all buildings.
Located in one of the most beautiful settings in the renowned area of Pylos and Unique Region of Natural Beauty.
An idyllic one-acre property with large sea views, decorated with private shadowed relaxing garden areas, flowers, herbs and 250 olive trees. This luxury villa impresses with its hidden location and the uninterrupted view over the Ionian Sea, the bay of Navarino and the golf courses of Costa Navarino.
The villa lays within a Natura 2000 protected area.
Max height of construction is 1 floor! No high raised buildings.
4 hôtels of 5* and 4 signature golf courses close to the villa.
You will be spoiled by the calm environment and with every breath you take, you will absorb the atmosphere of the surrounding nature and sea.
The innovating round design of the villa blends in harmony with its natural surroundings. The choice of colors, the private atmosphere of each room and the selection of furniture offer a pleasantly warm and cheerful atmosphere.
All our bedrooms feature 2 twin beds that can be put together with the appropriate in-between 'Pont d'Amour' that fills the gap. (8 guests maximum). A further 5th bedroom with en-suite bathroom is located on the basement for extra guests or staff members.
We have a full-time Host working for the Villa for 12 months/year + a daily cleaning lady (available on request)
Kids will enjoy the treehouse and the playground within close view from the main terrace.
The Olive Retreat has a Wine Cellar with exclusive Greek Wines in different price ranges. Additionally, Olive Oil grown within the property's own yard with over 250 mature olive trees is also available to guests. Please do reach out to the owner if you are interested in the Olive Oil and exclusive Greek Wines.
The property is designed to accommodate disabled people with wheelchair access and disabled toilet.
For a fee the following services can be arranged:
Daily cleaning including daily hotel style room care. (Compulsory)
Unpacking and packing of luggage
Golf tee times (subject to availability)
Chef's cooking specialties in the professional kitchen (basement).
Please note Chef's Kitchen is for use of chef only
Cribs (Available upon request)
From October flights must be taken to Athens, or Kalamata via Thessaloniki. Flights out of UK are operating the full year on Kalamata. Athens airport to the villa is maximum 3h45 with stops for coffee.
This season is popular for golfers, therefore booking in advance is highly recommended
Private Residence with 3 levels
5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3230 square feet, 301 square meters
King, King, King, 2x Twin, and 2x Twin
10 guests maximum
All beds can be either king or 2 twins.
All rooms are very large with sea and land views. 2 rooms on the main floor have direct access to the pool, 2 rooms are on the first floor and have large terraces. One room is in the basement and has a large 'cour anglaise' window. Additional beds can be added to each room for toddlers or children.
There is also an additional sofa bed with 2 separate sleeping for youngsters in the open play room. These sleepers will share one of the first floor bathrooms.
Kalamata Airport (45km) or Athens Airport (300 km)
35mins by car or Athens airport 3.30h by car
Open view the Greek countryside , The Ionian Sea & The Golf Courses of Costa Navarino, the Bay of Navarino and the charming Pylos town Surrounded by a 300 mature olive trees inside the property and much more around.
No Pets Allowed
To be paid to the Host, upon arrival:
- Daily cleaning (3 to 4 hours). This fee is €500/week.
- Optional Pool heating/cooling: €500/week
- Washer & Dryer (inquire for the fee)
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Costa Navarino Adventures - all sports on one spot!
- Biking, waterski, surfing, boating, fishing, scuba, tennis, etc
- Kids treehouse and playground inside the property, within close view of main terrace
- Boat rental available with or without captain
Places of Interest
- Natural Omega Shaped beach of Voidokilia
- Boat trips to Sfaktiria Island and in the Navarino bay are organized daily.
- Some of the interesting places to see near Pylos are Voidokillia beach and Gialova lagoon to the north, and Methoni castle to the south.
- King Nestor's palace in Chora and Pylos Castle and The Ancients Messinia and Olympia are a must see.
- The town of Methoni has a vast 13th century fortress surrounded on three sides by the sea and the fourth by a moat. Inside the fortress is an entire medieval town and you can literally spend hours wandering around.
- Winery visit and tastings
- Olive Mill visit (during harvest period October - December) and oil tasting
Craig P.September 2023
The Olive Retreat is a superbly appointed house and well laid out in a very private location. The house provides four luxurious bedroom on-suites which give each couple their own private zones. Highly recommended. Plenty to do in the surrounding areas - a vehicle is required.”
Lynn S.September 2023
Our group absolutely loved our stay at the Olive Retreat. It was a serene week of amazing food, fun, friendship, rest and and Greek adventures. The house is in the perfect location offering privacy but close to costa navarino where we had lunch and a day at the spa. Within a 10 minute ride to various little villages with amazing waterfront restaurants and shopping. We loved the pool deck and spent many days just relaxing. We hired a private chef arranged through Stella to cook us three dinners and two lunches. The meals were fabulous. The freshest food I have ever had in Europe. So innovative and never ending meals. We loved the towns of Giavola and Pylos. All Stella’s restaurant recommendations were spot on. She arranged a day for a us on an amazing catamaran with a great crew and lunch. There are various close by hiking trails and beaches. We were able to ship some things to Stella in advance for our stay. She recommended a stop at an amazing winery on the drive from Athens where we stocked up on some great wines. We also shipped some wines from Italy to the house in advance. The Rooms are all perfect with their own en suites. We had 5 couples and it was perfect for us. Thr house staff took care of us daily. ”
Slawomir W.May 2023
From the very beginning, the visit was very simple. Thanks to Catherine and Stella, we had all the information we needed immediately. The house itself is beautiful and modern. Also the location in the middle of an olive grove is an experience in itself. The view is breathtaking. We looked at the horizon every day. I hope that Catherine will visit us someday also at @LedowoHouse with its own golf course.”