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Pylos House Maria

SuperhostPilos, Greece
Entire apartment hosted by Sophia
6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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House Maria, is one of the old traditional houses of Pylos. It is located at a distance of 200m from the main square of Pylos, facing a small square with a playground. It's a top floor apartment with views to the sea and the coast of the bay of Navarino. Supermarkets and shops are very close by. Only 400m from the Castle of Pylos and 400m away from the seafront and the small beach near the castle where you can enjoy a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Navarino Bay.

The space
Pylos House Maria is a building that has two separate flats, the 1st floor apartment with the large veranda (this listing) and a ground floor apartment with patio that you can find in a different listing under the name "Pylos House Maria - Ground floor apartment with patio". It is a great option for large groups of people or two separate families who are looking to book together.

The house itself was built in 1886 and it has housed our family since 1954. For me it is the summer house of my childhood with deeply imprinted memories of cool noons under its roof with the summer breeze bringing in the smell of jasmine and figs maturing, the sound of the cicadas in the trees and the seagulls flying into the distance! Now, it is my part-time home and I love every single corner of it.

We took care to retain most of its original characteristics with some renovations keeping the initial layout, the traditionally made walls (bamboo and stucco, ) and most of the furniture from the mid previous century. Together with my sister we renovated and repainted the old bridal bed and furniture that is now featured in the master bedroom of the house and handcrafted the old door panels into the benches and table on the veranda.

Staying in the house offers the unique true experience of how people living 130 years ago addressed the architectural features of their living quarters with its high ceilings, high wooden doors, the spacious openings to the sky and the sea! It is a house that perfectly balances the indoors and the outdoors in an urban environment of a historical town of Greece. You will be sharing the experience of living in a truly traditional and cherished building, one of the oldest of the town of Pylos.

The house itself, is a stone house with thick outer walls, accessed via a staircase through a shared yard entrance with the ground floor residents. Since this is a very old house, guests should be aware that the apartment's floor is wooden with no sound proofing or insulation so sound carries between the ground floor and the 1st floor apartment.

Guests have full access and use of all amenities to the top floor accessed via the staircase. There is no access to the back garden. The ground floor stone covered yard and vegetable garden is only for the use of the people staying in the ground floor and not available to the guests of Pylos House Maria.

Guest access
There is an extremely spacious, sunny master bedroom with a double bed, an accommodating wardrobe, a vanity with drawers, a sitting space with a small table and a luggage rack. There are two small balconies off the master bedroom, one to the north with views to Pylos and the coast of the bay of Navarino, ideal for having a cup of coffee or a drink and another to the west looking to the playground and the hill where the Castle of Pylos is located. The master bedroom is airconditioned and commmunicates via inside doors with the living room and the hallway.

The second bedroom is equipped with a comfortable bed as well as a sofa that opens into a double bed. A small set of drawers will accommodate your clothes and personal items. There is a wall fan installed as well as an air conditioning unit. The room is accessed via a double doorway from the hallway, however, once the sofa bed is pulled out, it closes off one half of the door.

The living room, which is also air conditioned, features a corner sofa that opens into a double bed as well. There is a large dining table if you decide to take your meals inside the house which can also double as a workspace. There is plenty of access to power outlets all over the house.

The kitchen, which also opens to the veranda, is fully equipped with a fridge, stove, oven and microwave so you can cook your meals and prepare your breakfast and snacks. There are sets of pots and pans as well as coffee makers, hand mixer, baking trays, toaster, teapot, cups and glasses.

The bathroom with the bathtub and washing machine opens to the veranda as well.

The veranda has two large benches (made from the converted old doors of the house), a large table for outdoor meals or to be used as an outdoor workspace with a laptop as well as a fer forgé table with 2 chairs. It is an amazing place to hang out most times of the day (depending on the heat) and during the evening. Enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast in the quiet of the morning hours and later in the day, your meals and snacks. Pylos has many beautiful shops with local produce, you will find excellent quality of locally sourced vegetables and fruit, both organic and conventional, local honey, locally made traditional pasta and, of course, a great assortment of sweets, desserts and savory pies. Enjoy the local wines or a cold beer in the veranda either in the company of yours or with a good book! This is a great spot to chill out.

Other things to note
The house is situated in a quiet residential area with families and guests share the building with the residents on the ground floor, so it is important to respect each other's privacy. Guests have full use of only the first floor of the residence, via the common yard of the building.

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House Maria, is one of the old traditional houses of Pylos. It is located at a distance of 200m from the main square of Pylos, facing a small square with a playground. It's a top floor apartment with views to the sea and the coast of the bay of Navarino. Supermarkets and shops are very close by. Only 400m from the Castle of Pylos and 400m away from the seafront and the small beach near the castle where you can enjo…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Hair dryer
Hangers
First aid kit
Wifi
Iron
Laptop-friendly workspace
Kitchen
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Pilos, Greece

The neighborhood is a quiet part of Pylos, that gets lively in the late afternoon hours with the kids at the playground and their parents. The area is inhabited by families and permanent residents who value their privacy and calm atmosphere.

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I will always be accessible through messenger with possible limitations of school hours during the school year. However, you will have any info that you require at your disposal and I will be the one welcoming you to the apartment and showing you the ropes. Always feel free to contact me for anything that you need help on. :-)
I will always be accessible through messenger with possible limitations of school hours during the school year. However, you will have any info that you require at your disposal an…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 3:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ﺩ.ﺇ1302