Paradise Now 8.8
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Paradise Now

PARADISE NOW: a cozy 2-storey village house on MANI, the middle and southernmost peninsula on the Peloponnese. The very authentic Mani is an area with incredibly beautiful landscapes, with alternating unique tower and fishing villages. There are plenty of beautiful walks to make. Everywhere you drive around, the azure blue sea is always present. The house is close to the sea (about 11 minutes by car), in the middle of the beautiful mountain landscape of Mani. From the balcony you have a wide view over the mountains around.
Quietly located in the small ancient monastery mountain village GERMA, near a beautiful regional town with all amenities: medical center, supermarkets, petrol stations, ATM, restaurants: Areopoli.
Bays, beaches, mountains, sun, sea! Swimming, hiking, diving (attributes available), touring around the numerous tower villages, sailing with a carter in the caves of Pirgos, or into the mountains, everything is possible. In Germa there is a lot of rest, but you can easily find the crowds yourself.
Also suitable for overwintering (central heating). Sleeps up to eight people.

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The host, Rene

Rene van der Giessen
Rene van der Giessen

Micazu member since February 2018

German, English, Dutch

Dear visitor, We are Rene and Carina and in 2018 became the owners of Paradise Now. We have been Greece enthusiasts for years and we have now fallen in love with the purity and original character of Mani. Lonely Planet has in 2016 the Peloponnese to the best European holiday destination chosen! Mani is one of the most traditional regions of Greece. We hope to welcome you as guests !!

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Extra price information

We rent exclusively per week, so for at least 7 consecutive days, arrival and departure 12.00 bm

Prices include electricity, water, linen (ie bed sheets, towels, tea towels). Bring your own beach towels. Used linen, etc. must be left clean. Waste and dishes must be cleaned up.

The house is virtually radiation-free, so there is no Wifi. Internet can be done via your own mobile internet bundle.

In the high season July-August and in the holiday periods the rate is € 495.- per week, all-in.
Christmas, Easter, Spring and Autumn holidays the rate is also € 495.- per week, all-in.
Attention: the dates for the holidays are NOT entered in the calendar.
In May-June-September-October the rate is € 395.- per week all-in.
In November-December-January-February-March-April the rate of € 295.- pw, all in.
November to February, if necessary. fuel surcharge in connection with the use of the CV, in consultation.

We use the lowest possible prices. The mandatory Final cleaning is € 65.00.

Rates & duration

Prices are per stay
Period Night Weekend Midweek Week Discount Minimum stay
01-09-2018 - 27-10-2018 € 56.00 - - € 395.00 - 7 nights
27-10-2018 - 02-03-2019 € 42.00 - - € 295.00 - 7 nights
02-03-2019 - 26-10-2019 € 56.00 - - € 395.00 - 7 nights


Type Price
Final cleaning € 65.00 Per stay Pay at booking | required

Additional information

Beautifully located on the mainland of the Peloponnese, you will find as Greece-lover the middle peninsula, the very authentic Mani, an area with beautiful mountain landscapes, bays and beaches. Everywhere you drive, the azure blue sea is always present. Swim and laze. Somewhat inland, at 300 m altitude, the hamlet of Germa, with our fine house, with a magnificent panoramic view all around the mountains of Mani. The peninsula, which is very popular with the Greeks themselves. The area is very suitable for hiking. In summer it is hot to walk in the valleys. The advice is to look higher up. The wind provides cooling in the summer.
The very quiet house is about 25 years old and consists of two floors, with a total area of ??approximately 140 m2. Two kitchens, two bathrooms, marble and tiled floors. Fans provide coolness in the summer and the central heating can sometimes be useful in the winter. The house is nicely and comfortably furnished and there is space for 6-8 people max.
There is electric cooking (also oven), there is a washing machine. Behind the house is a third outdoor shower, great to have a shower in the open air after a swim in the summer!
We have tried to decorate the house as cozy as possible. The upper floor has its own entrance via an outside staircase and consists of a living room / kitchen (electric cooking, including the oven), two bedrooms with 2x a double bed and a bathroom. The ground floor has its own entrance and can therefore also be used as a separate living unit (eg for guests).
This ground floor has a large space as living room / kitchen, (electric cooking, also the oven). In this room is a little separated a double bed. There is a bedroom with 2 single beds and a bathroom. In the living room downstairs is a 2-person sofa bed. Both floors are equipped with a kitchen made of wood with granite countertops, and the floors are covered with tiles and white marble and / or terra cotta tiles. The house has two verandas with beautiful views. The windows are fitted with screens and shutters. Next to the house is a garden with 2 olive trees. There you can eat at the garden table with parasol overlooking the valley and the mountains. Very nice when the sun goes down.
Germa is a small authentic Greek village in the middle of the Mani region, it is surrounded by beautiful landscapes. The main attraction right at home is a restored Byzantine church with extraordinary frescoes. We only live a handful of people in the village, which is why it looks so peaceful. Climatically, the location known for its pure atmosphere. In the middle of the village is still the ruins of the old monastery. The newly paved road to the village is not a main road, so there is very little traffic. The hamlet itself is located 25 km from the beautiful harbor town Gythio and approximately 4 km from Areopoli, a very authentic regional town with many amenities such as tavernas, restaurants, shops, banks and a doctor / medical post. Weekly / maniguide / togith.html
You can walk or cycle, swim, dive, sail, visit caves, laze on small beaches with a handful of other visitors, eat all kinds of fresh fish: by personally identifying yourself in the storage bin floating in the sea, visiting tower villages and museums High mountains admire vistas, view excavations, visit countless little churches in the most remote places, study frescoes, explore the southernmost tip of the Mani peninsula, (even the southernmost point of mainland Europe). And especially: walking, relaxing and a lot of sleep. Relax in nature. Occasionally a car comes along the house.
Mani is very south of the mainland, the Peloponnese, below Sparti. By car you cross via Italy at eg Ancona and then you arrive in PATRAS. Or you can fly on ATHENS (about three hours by car) or KALAMATA (still about two hours by car). It is best to rent a car. Or else you are dependent on the bus and / or a taxi. A bus arrives in Gythio and Aeropoli once a day. From there you can reach Germa by taxi.
For those coming from the sea: there are several larger and smaller marinas a short distance away, including GYTHIO and KALIVIA. There are also a few times a week ferries from the port of Gythio to KYTHERA, the island off the coast of Mani. Recommended!
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Features & layout

Large living room with open kitchen, electric cooker and oven, Dining and extra sofa bed. Pingpong table. Nicely decorated with antique Greek furniture.

  • 58 m2
  • Tiled
  • Fan
  • Dining corner / Dining Table
  • Dining Chairs (4)
  • Couch 2 seats (2)
  • 2-person Sofa bed (1)

Large kitchen cum living room, white marble floor, electric cooker and oven, large refrigerator, extra sofa bed, Dining. Nice ancient Greek device

  • 38 m2
  • Natural stone
  • Fan
  • Dining corner / Dining Table
  • Dining Chairs (4)
  • 2-person Sofa bed (1)

Simple bedroom with two single beds and wardrobe. Ideal for children, or your extra guests.

  • 10 m2
  • Tiled
  • Duvets (2)
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)

Beautiful bedroom with double bed, antique desk, dressing room: hanging / wardrobe

  • 16 m2
  • Natural stone
  • Bed: Double bed 190 x 140 cm
  • Duvets (2)
  • Wardrobe(s) (2)
  • Desk / dressing table

Beautiful master bedroom, with 2 bed, with your clothes hanging / wardrobe and access to balcony, with panoramic views over the mountains of Mani.

  • 16 m2
  • Natural stone
  • Bed: Double bed 190 x 140 cm
  • Duvets (2)
  • Wardrobe(s)
  • French doors

Simple bathroom with shower, 1 sink, toilet and washing machine.

  • 2 m2
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Washbasin (1)

Good bathroom with shower and toilet, washbasin.

  • 2 m2
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Washbasin (1)

There are both above and below pretty well-equipped hand-built kitchens, wood-paneled, granite countertops.

  • Type: Open
  • Stove: Electric (4 Cooking zones/burners)
  • Hood
  • Cutlery & Tableware
  • Toaster
  • Dry rack
  • Espresso machine
  • Frying (pan)
  • Grill
  • Kitchen machine
  • Fridge freezer
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Food processor
  • Oven
  • Detergent
  • Ironing board / Iron
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Water boiler
  • Holiday house
  • 140 m2
  • Child's bed (1)
  • Child's bath
  • Diving / Snorkeling
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Culture & History
  • Maximum privacy
  • Winter sun
  • Rest & space
  • Sun,Sea & Beach
  • Central heating
  • Boiler
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Grill Plate
  • Deckchair (1)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (2)
  • Private driveway
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace (2)
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (6)
  • Garden table(s0) (1)
  • Porch
  • Shed
  • Washing machine
  • Storeroom
  • Scullery / laundry room
  • Seperate toilet (2)
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Pets on request
  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (10)
  • Kitchen linen available
  • Bed linen for children
  • No thresholds
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • USB connection
  • Table football
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Complete privacy
  • Detached house


  • Based on 8 reviews 8.8
  • General impression 8.5
  • Location 9.7
  • Facilities vacation rental 8.9
  • Equipment and state vacation rental 8.3
  • Child friendliness 7.0
  • Hygiene 8.2
  • Friendliness and service host 9.3
  • Price/quality 8.9
  • S.G. Fien Okkerse, with partner. Gave on an average of 9.4  

    Heerlijk huis op een mooie plek in de bergen. Erg rustig. Dus goed slapen.
    Binnen 10 minuten bij het gezellige Aeropolis. Goede Tavernes bij veel kleine stadjes aan het strand.
    De mani (streek) heeft veel te bieden. Mooie weerbarstige natuur. En veel Byzantijnse kerkjes met fresco's.
    Aardige en soepele eigenaar. Wij hebben genoten.

  • Carina Hipke, with partner. Gave on an average of 9.1  

    Al 15 jaar Griekenland liefhebber, voor het eerst nu op het 'vaste' land Pelopponesos en vier weken. Ik wilde echt het land voelen en ervaren hoe een plek is en ik ben erg tot rust gekomen en elke dag ging ik meer genieten van het huis en de omgeving. Wat een kracht in die bergen, de planten, de dieren, echt gast in de natuur. Ik ervaar veel stilte op deze plek en in de omgeving en ik kan het strand, de drukte, mensen, winkels en terrassen opzoeken. Een auto is hier wel nodig. Overal plekjes in en om het huis waar ik in de schaduw kon zitten of in de zon. Kijken naar de bergen, sterren en de krekels. Soms geluiden van jakhals 'snachts, marter en ezel en de schapen/koeien belletjes tegen de berg. De TV niet gemist hoor. Ik heb heerlijk gekookt met gezonde groenten van de markt, honing en eieren uit de buurt en vlees van vrij lopende dieren in de omgeving. Ook lekker uit eten geweest. Het kan allemaal. Mijn kinderen zijn ook nog geweest, hun eigen stek beneden. Heerlijk! Alles wat we nodig hadden was er. Een paradijsje was het zeker en ik kom zeker terug. Ik ben opgeladen en met een rustig hoofd naar huis gegaan en dat gun ik iedereen.

  • Ten Dam, with partner. Gave on an average of 8.8  

    We zijn bijna twee weken in het voorseizoen in dit huis geweest. Het is een heerlijke plek, erg rustig. Het dorp had tijdens ons verblijf slechts twee vaste bewoners plus de dorpshond. Je hoort auto's komen en gaan en verder alleen de vogels en de krekels tsjilpen. Aan het einde van de dag hingen de slangenarenden tegen de rotswand aan, 'S avonds hoorden we de bosuil. In de ruïne van de oude kerk broedde de steenuil die de hele dag door aan het jagen was. De hond mee uit wandelen nemen was naast gezellig ook praktisch. Ze ruikt de wilde zwijnen op flinke afstand en is een goede graadmeter om al dan niet van het pad af te wijken.

    Het huis is heel functioneel en prima ingericht. De keuken heeft een volledige inrichting waardoor zelf koken prettig is. Zelfs een creuset pan voor een lekker stoofgerecht ;-) De bedden liggen goed. Erg prettig dat een wasmachine aanwezig is. Aan alle vier kanten van het huis kun je buiten zitten. Achter het huis en in de directe omgeving zijn een aantal wandelpaden. Het is wel een voorwaarde om te beschikken over een auto. Het dorp heeft geen winkels. Stadjes zijn op 10 a 20 auto minuten afstand rijden. Wij hebben een heerlijke vakantie gehad.