Description from owner
Description from owner
1 Full bath
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Book this 1 bedroom house in Sparta today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to 1 review.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $431, depending on travel dates.
The owner last updated the property’s calendar Nov 02, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
- Calendar last updated:
- 02 Nov 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Sparta Attractions
- Smoking allowed
- 1 Full bath
– based on 1 review
- Very Good
“Great base for exploring the Taygetos Mountains”
We chose it because it's a great location for hiking in the Taygetos - there's some wonderful walking there, mostly very well waymarked. The house is nice and clean, set back from the road through the village down a little lane. No problem picking up the keys. It has a nice big if sparsely equipped kitchen, and a nice lounge - it has a couple of space hogging beds in it, but we didn't spend much time indoors. (It also has the most interesting mini-library I've ever seen - I'd go back tomorrow just to read the books!). The bedroom is on the north side of the house and so it keeps a bit cooler which is nice. There's a nice terrace, offering a little bit of sun to warm you up first thing in the morning, and shady rest of the day. It's big, six could sit out there happily. We enjoyed having an early breakfast out there and watching the sun climbing out from behind the Parnonas Mountains, then sitting around over supper watching the lights come on in the valley. No WiFi in the house but you can pick it up a hundred yards down the road in the village. The house was generally very quiet, but it is a working agricultural community, so you do get the occasional passing tractor. Oh, and the village dogs have their barking competition once or twice a day! But as I say, it was generally very peaceful. The locals aren't jaded by mass tourism, niether are they fazed by the sight of a foreigner, they're nice folks and always ready with a greeting. The house has fly screens all round: we were careful to use them and had no problems. There are the occasional buses but you do need a car. There's a village cafe which looked a bit parochial, and sadly the taverna wasn't functioning when we were there. However, Sparti is only about fifteen minutes drive and we had no problems parking there. It's a nice town, we loved the buzz and the cafes, especially the market which had lots of lovely local fruit and veg to try. There are good supermarkets on the road to Sparti and a really nice baker's about five minutes drive down the road for fresh bread and cakes. We also had the best 'gyros' (mini-lamb kebabs in pitta bread) I've ever tasted (and I've tasted lots). We also ate in a restaurant called Dienthes, very nice authentic Greek food. We hired a car at Athens Airport on arrival to get there. I don't normally enjoy driving in Greece but it was a doddle with motorway most of the way and a quite main road to and through Sparti. It takes maybe three hours or a bit less to get from the airport to the house. There are beaches - we didn't go to them (less than an hour's drive according to google maps), but the owner has got all the beach gear in a cupboard which you can borrow (we used the coolbox for picnics). No problems booking, collecting keys, or handing them back afterwards, Kostas (the owner) has it all organised.
Response from the owner Thank you very much. I'm so gad you enjoyed your stay.