About This Listing
Chaleureux, calme, intéressant et accueillant, cette petite maison d'hôtes est un secret bien gardé. Situé au milieu d'une orangerie de 15 hectares, dans la vallée du mont Taygète, la maison d'hôtes est une retraite merveilleusement calme.
Quatre élégante maisons,un beau jardin, et une salle à manger décontractée comprennent cette petite ambiance chaleureuse et conviviale.
Les quatre maisons indépendantes sont décorées avec goût avec des couleurs chaudes, des peintures élégantes et des meubles recyclés. Le rez-de-chaussée, qui s'ouvre sur le jardin, dispose d'une aire de repos avec des coussins luxuriants où l'on peut profiter d'une grande variété de livres de la petite bibliothèque située au-dessus de la cheminée. Chaque maison est également équipée d'une petite kitchenette pour préparer des collations rapides à partir de produits frais sur le jardin, si on se sent comme préparer un repas simple.
Le dernier étage est parfait pour se blottir et "cocon" au lit avec un bon livre sur une froide journée d'hiver et profiter de la vue sur les montagnes, souvent couvertes de neige jusqu'à ce que les premiers mois du printemps.
Guests have access to the garden grounds, the common dining room when meals are supplied and
Pets are supplied with a small house and stay just outside each apartment.
Please give us notice if you are a family so that we can make arrangements for a children's menu.
Breakfast is included in the price of the room. A standard menu with a variety of options is sent to you by mail in order for you to choose and helps us prepare more efficiently.
We had a wonderful week at Despoina's place. The property has a beautiful view of the mountains and Mystras historical site. There was a lot of outdoor space for our kids to run and play. We had a lovely fresh breakfast and the room was comfortable and nicely styled.
But most of all it was Despoina's hospitality that made our stay special, I feel that we made a friend.
Despoina hosted us at the beginning of our trip in the Peloponnese, near Sparta, but especially around Mystras, a beautiful city that dates back to the Byzantine city to visit.
The B&B is perfect, fully equipped and furnished, the breakfast is very well.
The best thing though is the friendliness and hospitality of Despoina, that makes you feel truly at home and as if you were his friend for years. We went to dinner together and gave us a real taste delicious Greek food, home-made, non-touristy; the next day, with her husband Costantinos, we did a nice bbq with togheter, Greeks, Italians, South Africans, in perfect "airbnb" style.
I suggest to everyone to get the Despoina B&B (Plethon residence), a real greek experience.
Francesco & Francesca
We really enjoyed our stay here. One thing to keep in mind is that this is NOT a high end luxury place. I actually thought the pictures made it look more high-end then it was. But, it is clean, peaceful, spacious, and has everything you need, and the setting is gorgeous - so beautiful with view of mountains and ruins of Mistra!! The breakfast is also a really nice bonus, and Depoina gave great restaurant recommendations too. We went to an amazing place on the mountainside that she recommended!
Despoina was a very god and generous host and it was easy to communicate with her. We felt us so relaxed and comfortabel at her place, met some nice other gests and improvised a good dinner together with intresting discussions. We wanted to see Mysta and really enjoyed going there and then we got some god sugestions from Desponia about where to go swimming and eating. She was also specially kind and understanding I felt towards our children.
I cannot recommend staying at Despoina's beautiful B and B enough. It is a perfect place to explore one of Greece's most mystical and beautiful sites, the Byzantine city of Mystras, and much more. The breakfast was delicious, the common space the most beautiful I've seen. The rooms have views of the mountains, with orange trees ripe for the picking right out the door. A better host than Despoina could not be found. I truly can't wait to go back.
We greatly enjoyed our time here! Despoina was warm and welcoming. We enjoyed chatting about the local area, archaeology and our interests. The area and home are gorgeous and well kept. Waking up in such beautiful scenery was wonderful, with the home in an orange grove, surrounded by the mountains. Breakfast was wonderful and we were able to grill out for dinner with Despoina. Thank you so much for your hospitality! We'd love to come back!
We arrived in Sparti a little tired and when we got closer Despoina's place we were a little worried as it didn't seem walking distance to the center of the city. We even got a little lost but when I messaged Despoina about it, she responded right away and had her husband Costas come out to guide us back to her place. After entering her compound, we were blown away with such a beautiful setting. We parked and looked to the right to see the snow capped mountain view and the orange grove Despoina has in her backyard. After a warm welcome from Despoina and Costas, we entered our room which was way beyond what we expected and absolutely beautiful and super clean! It's 2 floors with living/kitchenette and half bathroom downstairs and bedroom/full bath upstairs with a balcony that has the view of the beautiful mountains and Mystras and her backyard. Despoina was really helpful in making us feel welcomed and guiding us about the center city eats and what to see in Mystras and Sparti - The center city is only 5 mins by car and Mystras in only 5-10 mins by car as well. I loved waking up in the morning with such a view and to a great breakfast spread by Despoina. Her daughters are absolutely adorable and one of them lost a tooth while we were there :) Watching her daughters and dog run around the compound and watching TV, etc just made me feel like we were part of a family and I didn't want to leave! My only regret is not being able to say goodbye to her daughters, for some reason, we got a little frazzled when we were leaving but that's my hubby and I, lol. We want to go back to Greece only to stay at her place longer! Despoina's communication thoughout our booking was excellent and her listing doesn't do her place justice. Being there was much more beautiful and relaxing. We recommend Despoina's residence to anyone looking for an amazing experience in the Sparta area - it's absolutely amazing - you wouldn't want to leave her compound!
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About the Host, Despoina
My name is Despina and I have two lovely little girls.
I love travel books, one of my favorite authors is Jan Morris and her books on Venice and Trieste.Travelling light is my motto since when you take less you bring back more in every sense of the word. I also love talking about places, people, cultures and of course food.