Eden Cottage In The Castle By The Sea

Beach cottage with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in Messinia, Greece

From £287 per week

Charming, detached Greek cottage in stunning, unique location, close to beaches and town all within a short walk away.....surrounded by a magical garden/olive grove, full of flowers and fruit trees.


This charming, detached cottage is located within the grounds of the Ancient Castle of Koroni.
Being suitable for a couple. The property offers a chance to stay in a very unique and atmospheric location.
The cottage comprises a double bed, wardrobe, log burner, air/con unit, fast WiFi connection, stereo system with c.d's, a good selection of books, maps and information about the area, table and chairs, all in the main, large room.

Adjacent to this room is a fully fitted kitchen with small electric cooker, blender, toaster, kettle and all utensils. A door leads to an outdoor kitchen where you will find a large fridge/freezer and double sink unit.
The outdoor kitchen is covered and a gate takes you onto the first patio with table and chairs for outdoor dining.
Also attached to the house is an outdoor shower and washing machine in its own housing.
There is another terrace at the front of the property, shaded by Jasmine and a Grape Vine. In the Summer months help yourself to beautiful, juicy grapes, just reach up and pick a bunch!
A lovely place to sit when the sun is too hot!
There is also another two terraces, one looks out to sea through the trees, a favourite place to sit and watch the night sky, which is amazing in Greece.
The other terrace is shady, sit under living sculptures, olive trees over 100 years old.
In November we harvest our olives and have wonderful, extra virgin oil, from trees that are not sprayed with chemicals. You are welcome to buy oil from us and a sample is left in the cottage for guests.
We leave a welcome pack for you to include, coffee, tea, oil, milk and water. If you require further provisions then please let me know in advance.
There is plenty of room for parking in the garden.
Within the Castle grounds there is a monastery where a few Nuns now live, it is open to the public and the Nuns are very happy to show you around.
A short walk down some steps from the Castle and along a shady avenue brings you to the glorious Zaga Beach, home to nesting Loggerhead Turtles in the Summer months. The beach is protected and there are no high rise hotels, in fact Koroni is a place where you can experience low key tourism.
There are also two other sandy beaches nearby.
In the town of Koroni there are all amenities, Bakers, Fresh Fish shop, Supermarket, Banks with ATM machines. It is also the place for eating out, there are many Tavernas (restaurants) and cafe bars along the waterfront, it is a wonderful place to sit and watch the fishing boats and the yachts which regularly anchor in the calm, blue waters of Koroni.
The cottage truly affords a wonderful position, a special place that leaves a lasting impression of peace and tranquility........

Rental licence or registration number: 00000 218618


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Stephen C

Couple from Brighton, United Kingdom Jun 2018

Lovely single storey accommodation, simply but tastefully decorated with cooling! All the cooking equipment you could need. Large beautifully planted garden with lots of sitting out areas in sun and shade, also a small barbecue. But ‘sea views’ can only be glimpsed through the olive trees.
British owners, locally based, most welcoming and helped with airport transfer. Koroni town is very pretty with lots of good bars and tavernas, still maintains an authentic Greek village atmosphere.
Two areas for swimming within walking distance. Beautiful Zaga beach is well worth the extra walk up through the peaceful monastery grounds.
We were without a car, which was perfect for a week. When we return we will hire a car to explore the area which is rich with historic sites.
We loved our visit.
Steve & Annie, Brighton UK

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Thank you for your lovely review, we were so happy to have such lovely guests and look forward to your return in the future.

With best wishes,
Jina and Nick

23 other reviews

Paul and Fiona Sep 2019

Lovely stay in koroni. Made to feel very welcome by our hosts and everything needed was provided. Great experience and a perfect spot for accessing koroni, it’s surrounding beaches and the coastline.

Suzana and 5/5 Sep 2019

Eden Castle Cottage is one of those places, you should never forget. A small house with every domestic comfort, lost in an exotic garden, where small lights seduce you to spend most of night time outside... You can enjoy your breakfast or dinner at various places in the garden, too. A great advantage is the doubled "summer" kitchen as well. It's a romantic place with small beach down the hill. I enjoyed it a lot during the time, we were spending at "home". But the place and it's surroundings (in fact the whole district) offer a lot of cultural and other discoveries and pleasures, which you can reach via reasonable distance. Place, which is worthy it's name. 09/29/2019 at 2:57 PM 5/5

Gareth and Susan Jul 2019

Good communication with nick and jean lovely cottage with everything you could wish for provided set in beautiful garden 08/02/2019 at 4:15 PM

Mathius and Gina Jul 2019

5/5 Near the monastery and just a few steps from the historic center of Koroni is a lovely place with an amazing garden. We are thankful for our great time there! And some more words in german: Der wunderschöne gepflegte Garten ist ein Ort der Ruhe und des Entpsannens. Das Haus ist wahrlich ein "tiny"-house und vollkommen ausreichend für 2 EW + Kind. In wenigen Minuten ist man am Hafen und am Strand. Die Vermieter sind sympathisch und versuchen alles euch den Aufenthalt so schön wie möglich zu machen! Wir sind dankbar für die wunderbare Zeit! 07/24/2019 at 5:22 AM 5/5 Amazing Place!

Victoria Jun 2019

Haven of peace and beauty 5/5 Jina and Nick have created a wonderful place to relax and as a base for adventures if one can tear oneself away from the beautiful garden. Before booking it is hard to imagine what being "in the grounds of an ancient castle" means, but the location is fascinating and good for an evening stroll, especially a visit to the convent. It is quite a climb to the beaches but one gets used to it. Eden cottage is phenomenally well equipped in a way which is so much more personal and considerate than a regular, commercial holiday let. The garden is the same - brilliantly planned and planted, with many places to sit and stare. Violet Carpenter Bee won my interesting bug award. Koroni is more traditional and less spoilt than many Greek holiday spots and the people kind and welcoming. Few English tourists while I was there - mostly Greek, Swedish, Dutch, French. Gina and Nick could not have been more generous and helpful. I wish them the best. 07/17/2019 at 3:21 PM

David and Mary Jun 2019

5/5 Relaxation in a stunning setting Eden is a traditional Greek cottage with one room, a bathroom and a kitchen but it has everything you could possibly need for a holiday stay. We cooked in on a few days and found everything we needed to BBQ or cook inside - we even made marmalade from the oranges in the garden! The garden is glorious, particularly at night with lights hanging in the trees giving it a magical feel. It was very hot whilst we were there so we spent more time indoors with the a/c when we would have rather been in the garden - that's global warming for you. Thank you Jina and Nick, we will be back.

Howard and partner Jun 2019

5/5 Shambhala A very well appointed cottage and beautiful garden in an excellent location for a perfect holiday. 06/08/2019 at 3:54 PM

Dolores May 2019

5/5 A castle paradise Eden-castle cottage is a wonderful place to relax in a garden atmosphere. We enjoyed the outdoor kitchen as well as the various outdoor "rooms" within the castle walls. It was less than a 10 minute walk to the village and the beach. The cottage itself was charming and roomy.

Doreen Apr 2019

5/5 Absolut Perfekt! Traumhafte Woche! Uns hat es an Nichts gefehlt. Wir haben uns extrem wohlgefühlt. Das Cottage mit seinem zauberhaften großen Garten auf dem Gelände der Koroni Castle ist absolut perfekt für einen entspannten Urlaub. Nick und Jina sind sehr liebenswert und haben uns persönlich bei unserer Anreise begrüßt. Auch ein Willkommenspaket mit u.a. Wein und selbst gemachter Orangenmarmelade sowie Olivenöl wartete auf uns. Wir sind sehr glücklich, dass wir hier eine Woche verbringen durften. Alles weitere sollte jeder selbst heraus finden und einfach herkommen :) Diese Unterkunft ist ein Traum! 05/03/2019 at 4:38 AM

Diana Apr 2019

Peaceful cottage This is a small pretty cottage in a lovely large garden. The location is fantastic, really peaceful up a cobbled street in the olive groves inside the castle walls and only 5 minutes walk from Koroni which is a very appealing village with harbour. Jina and Nick were very welcoming and helpful. 04/23/2019 at 7:56 AM

Diane and Alex Apr 2019

Peaceful Cottage - This is a small, pretty cottage in a lovely large garden. The location is fantastic, really peaceful up a cobbled street in the olive groves inside the Castle Walls and only 5 minutes walk from Koroni which is a very appealing village with harbour. Jina and Nick were very welcoming and helpful

Mandy and Phillip Nov 2018

The cottage is amazing with its beautiful garden. We sat in the garden to eat our tea most nights even though it was getting a bit dark/ We loved seeing the cats who visited and we fed them every day. It is a lovely location in the grounds of the Castle and we enjoyed lots of walks as well as lots of swimming in the sea and relaxing on the beach. Koroni is a great place to visit with some welcoming restaurants by the seafront. We have enjoyed our stay here, thank you for letting us stay in this wonderful location.

Paul & Pauline. Oct 2018

After 20 yrs of visiting the Mani peninsular we finally turned right outside the airport and headed for Koroni - previously only visited on the way to or from other places. The cottage, Nick and Jina, is everything as advertised and more - a magical place in a historical setting, and so well equipped. We will be back , firstly to try some of the tavernas we didnt fit into our weeks stay!

Caroline and Andrew Sep 2018

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, everything is thoughtfully provided. Your garden is just lovely and so peaceful, the cottage charming and comfortable. We have also enjoyed exploring Koroni and the beaches, lovely swimming. Thank you so much for your generous gifts. With very best wishes to you both.

Andy Collard Sep 2018

We have enjoyed our stay here and have appreciated the special location of the house, set between Koroni harbour with its shops and restaurants and a beautiful beach for snorkeling. We have loved the peaceful garden and your thinking of small things that have added to our enjoyment. We loved your olive oil! Many thanks...

Dick and Lucy Aug 2018

Pretty well everything that can be said, has been said. We know Greece pretty well but not the Western end of the Peloponnese. So what made Koroni special wasnt the sun and the sea or the food, but staying in the middle of history! We have to confess to feeling a bit smug when we saw the tourists slogging up into the Castle and we went through our gate. We spent a lot of time figuring out the best place in the garden for morning coffee and squeezed OJ, as opposed to the ideal spot for a 6p.m. G & T or a late night Ouzo! Thanks a lot!

Shelagh and Steve Nelmes Jul 2018

We have really enjoyed being here-our first holiday in Greece. The house and the garden make you relax. We had really hot days and the proximity to the beach was ideal for cooling off. Highlights include: Taking part in the early morning Turtle survey Visiting Ancient Messene The waterfall at Polylimnio Not forgetting the Castle walls here and the beautiful Monastery grounds. Watching a Turtle hatchling making its way safely to the sea.

Barbara and Wolf - Athens Jul 2018

We enjoyed very much your beautiful house and the evenings in your wonderful, enchanted garden. Looking forward to coming back again...

Nicky and Richard Jun 2018

Just one word - PERFECT! Thank you so much for the wine and fruit and oil (lovely). See you hopefully next year.

Annie and Steve Jun 2018

Thank you Jina and Nick. We enjoyed a lovely, relaxing week, enjoying the gardens and the cottage. You have provided everything needed for an indulgent break. We hope future guests will enjoy exploring the area and sampling the local restaurants as much as we did.

Nicola and Abdullah - Germany May 2018

Thank you for sharing your little paradise with us. Within a few days we could feel inner peace, calmed down and like the others didnt want to leave this place. The most beautiful gardens we have ever seen, the cottage made us feel comfortable as well. Koroni has its own character and flair. We would love to come back. Thank you very much for everything.

Anita and Harald, Sweden May 2018

We have one main problem - once here you do not want to leave! The garden is a delight - ever changing with light and time of day. We agree with previous guests that genuine home greek cooking and reasonable prices at taverna opposite the school, it is a good choice for eating out. Thank you Jina and Nick for the use of this wonderful location...

Penny and Paul Apr 2018

Thank you so much Jina and Nick for letting us share your lovely house and BEAUTIFUL garden. So many thoughtful details with the house and such wonderful planting and creation of your gardens. We have learnt the art of relaxing in the warm sun (and the thunder storms!) and soaking up that special Greek feeling, food, flowers and every possible shade of blue!

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 500m Nearest bar 500m Nearest restaurant 500m Nearest supermarket 500m Kalamata airport 40km

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Climbing 150km Cycling 1.5km Golf 70km Horse riding 25km Mountain biking 1.5km Sailling 25km Swimming 500m Wind surfing 1.5km Wind surfing school 1.5km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 60km Local food market 1km Museum 50km Shopping 1km Theatre 50km Cinema 50km Waterfalls 65km

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  • 3 August - 31 October 2021: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 November 2021 - 31 March 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 April - 31 October 2022: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 April - 31 October 2023: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 April - 31 August 2024: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 April - 31 October and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 7 days of the arrival date.

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  • Arrive between 1 January - 31 March and receive 15% off if the booking is for 1 month or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Optional extras

  • wood for stove in Winter months

    1 November - 31 March: £100.00 per booking if the booking is for more than 3 nights, paid with booking

  • Airport Transfers

    £40.00 per booking, paid locally



1 bedroom, Sleeps 2:

  • 1 double bed

There is also 1 single sofa bed in Living area, 1 cot


1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi


Living area seats 2, Dining area seats 2, Air conditioning throughout property, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire optional


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view

Suitable for

Infants, Restricted mobility , Pets

Extra information

There is an outdoor shower and many seating places in the garden.


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