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Odells: Surrey UK 2019

Our two week family holiday at Bower House was truly wonderful. Mel and Bryan were wonderful hosts and, despite living on site, were discreet and very respectful of our privacy whilst also being only a “toot” away when we needed them. The house was beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we could need and more and truly stunning views from the balcony, gallery and every window in every direction! The infinity pool (along with the huge array of inflatables, snorkels, woggles etc) was a particular highlight for our four children, and the sun loungers were the perfect comfortable spot from high to watch them play whilst relaxing in the sun. The outdoor kitchen and bbq area were a great addition and we spent many meals sat under the shady trees enjoying the delicious local food. The information booklet that Mel and Bryan put together was crammed full of recommended tavernas and places to visit (along with the all important directions!), many of which were little gems we would never have found without their insider knowledge. The whole area is a beautiful little slice of paradise and it truly was a holiday we will never forget. Thank you Mel and Bryan, you really did think of everything!

Thanks again for a wonderful holiday, we’re now properly back into the throes of “real life” and missing Bower House terribly!

All the best,
The Odell family x Aug /Sept 2019



Hans and Marjan Sjollema : Netherlands 2019

Their review on HomeAway – translated to English:

Great House! Beautiful view! Peaceful environment! 5/5 stayed July 2019 Hans S.

“The House is spacious and looks fantastic! “Romdom” view is beautiful. Lovely swimming pool, great outdoor kitchen. Beautiful olive grove and garden. Olives and olive oil from your own garden!! Mel and Bryan are fantastic hosts!! Thank you for a great stay. We will definitely come back and return”

Their feedback quetonarrire states;

“Our first impression of Bower House was “fabulous and even more beautiful than expected” the accommodation and presentation the same. Our hosts were friendly and informative and provided a much loved, same day, laundry service allowing mum a vacation too! We loved the stocked drinks fridge with a variety of wines and beers so we were never out of drinks! This villa compared with any other we have rented was far better and we would not hesitate to recommend it to our friends and would seriously love to bring our parents here!!


ALAN AND AMY CROSS REVIEW / FEED BACK

So, thrilled to have this family visit our home in July 2019 for two weeks.

From their feed back questionnaire, we would like to quote:

“OUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF BOWER HOUSE WAS NOTHING LESS THAN FABULOUS, THE ACCOMMODATION THE SAME. OUR HOSTS WERE FRIENDLY, ATTENTIVE AND INFORMATIVE, EXCEPTIONALLY ATTENTIVE AND RESPONSIVE! THE LEVEL OF EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES WERE ABOVE NORMAL AND SO MUCH BETTER THAN ANYWHERE WE HAVE RENTED PREVIOUSLY. THE VARIETY OF THINGS ON OFFER IN A HOLIDAY: RELAXATION BY THE POOL, SIGHT SEEING WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE, AUTHENTIC GREEK VILLAGE LIFE, FABULOUS BEACHES VERY CLOSE BY!!!

WE WOULD RECOMMEND www.bowerhouseestate.com “IN A HEART BEAT” “THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY! WE HAVE HAD THE BEST OF TIMES HERE AT BOWER HOUSE AND WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE SUCH A FABULOUS TIME WITHOUT ALL YOUR HELP, ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND THOUGHTFUL ADDITIONS”

A & A Cross, Hampton UK July 2019

  • " We stayed at The Bower House for a week in August 2018. This was our first visit to this region and we loved the beaches, local food and the total relaxation we were able to find at the villa. We were given an incredibly warm welcome by Mel and Bryan, and they both made a great effort to ensure our children (15 and 14) were comfortable and included in everything. The house was spacious and very well equipped - the pool was a real highlight and the lounge chairs were the perfect place to relax and read. There were chairs in different locations around the house so that you could sit and play cards on the bedroom balcony and look along the coastline, or sit in the garden under the shade of the trees. We were particularly delighted with being able to use the telescope in such a stunning setting - the night sky was incredible. Mel and Bryan both took time to recommend places they thought we would enjoy and made available cool bags, and beach umbrellas and everything you needed to make the most of the places that we visited. Bryan also went out of his way to assist us in sourcing wine to take to the next part of our holiday. Their input definitely enriched our holiday as they were able to direct us to great restaurants and unique beaches that we wouldn't had known to find. Would recommend to anyone. 5 Stars. Galloways Exeter August 2018"
  • Außergewöhnliches Objekt
  • 5/5
  • Tolles Objekt; Vermieter wohnen in separater Wohnung und sind äußerst diskret im Hintergrund. Das Haus ist beeindruckend gestylt und sehr gepflegt. Schöne Außenanlagen, sup Pool und ruhige Lage
  • Submitted: June 28, 2018
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Bower House. we had teenagers and a not-very-mobile granny in our party, but the beautiful setting and proximity to attractions and amenities (ruins, water sports, tavernas) plus the swimming pool, BBQ, boules, cribbage board, Wi-fi etc, meant that everyone was happy. Mel and Bryan went out of their way to be helpful without ever being intrusive; the design of the house means that, although they live on site, we were barely aware of them, but then they were always available if needed. There was a very useful book of suggestions as to where we might go, but they also came up with additional suggestions and information once they had an idea of our interests. Extras, like washing, and restocking the fridge with drinks and topping up Wi-fi were charged at very reasonable or cost prices. FIVE STAR - R Williams - London August 2017
  • Stunning setting, well equipped villa. We have just had a wonderful holiday at Bower House. The house itself is in a stunning setting, you could never tire of the views. The welcome from Mel and Bryan was incredibly warm they have genuinely thought of everything that you could possibly need to relax and unwind. The house, pool and BBQ area are very well equipped – boules, games, beach stuff to borrow, all cooking accessories etc. Our 3 children’s highlight was definitely the pool and its inflatable selection, ours was the invite to the local village music night. It’s a beautiful area of Greece to explore and the house has an extremely useful guidebook recommending restaurants, beaches and archaeological sites nearby. If we had any questions we could contact Mel and Bryan and they always seemed to go over and above to help us have a great time. We’d love to return. FIVE STAR Cath & James,, Surrey August 2017
  • We are a family with 3 young kids (5,7,9) who came to Bower House to stay for a week. We were very warmly welcomed by our hosts who continued to look after us for the entire week. Bower house is a lovely property, beautiful rooms, well equipped kitchen, stunning views all around including from the infinity pool and most importantly a really nice outdoor kitchen & barbecue area! Mel and Brian were extremely helpful when it came to suggesting places to visit, things to see and things to do in the area. Given that they live downstairs in the property, a helping hand was never far away. We warmly recommend Bower House as a great place to stay and explore Peloponnese! FIVE STAR -
    Pontus N - London 2016

  • "A very nice family villa".......At the beginning of July my family enjoyed a week long visit to Bower House Estate. The beautiful house is situated in the most stunning location overlooking the neighbouring hills and the tops of the surrounding forest trees and with a sea view. It is extremely private and peaceful place where we were able to relax around the pool or enjoy family fun in the pool on the lilo's provided. Mel and Bryan were excellent hosts, there when we needed them, providing us with very good information on local beaches and places to visit and very discreet at other times enabling us to have quality time as a family. The villa, pool and grounds were maintained to the highest standard and extremely safe. The local village is typically Greek and very friendly. There are a number of cafes, bars and restaurants all reasonably priced and a couple of supermarkets if you want to have a barbecue at the house. - followed by a games of boules - great fun! This holiday was a villa with a difference, one we shall certainly repeat".
    FIVE STAR -Nigel and Nikki - Surrey 2016
  • "A Truly unforgettable holiday".......In the beautiful and well equipped kitchen, there is a quote from Seneca saying "It is because we do not dare that things are difficult". Bryan and Melanie, the lovely owners of Bower House Estate definitely dared to deliver their amazing dream of building their superb dream house with amazing views on the mountains and sea. It was a real privilege of having been able to stay two wonderful weeks enjoying superb weather in their house which is equipped with all (and even more) what you expect from a luxurious holiday house. Bower House is very spacious and comfortable and the children enjoyed every minute in the large swimming pool. The owners are always very discrete but also very keen to help when needed (they even came to our rescue when our rental car broke down) and very helpful in recommending the local restaurants and shops, beaches and attractions of which there are plenty. The experience for us as a family with three children ( aged between 14 and 10) was a truly unforgettable holiday. Highlights were a unique sailing trip (organised by the owners), the visit of ancient Olympia (which was very special just before the Rio Olympics and with excellent driving instructions from Bryan), the discovery of the amazing beaches in the area, the delicious meals with view in the sea and of course all the moments enjoying Bower House. FIVE STAR - Hans & Marie - Maidenhead 2016
  • "A relaxing and enjoyable stay in BHE Pool Suite"......The pool suite is perfect accommodation for a couple looking for a quiet break in a really unspoilt and beautiful area of Greece. The grounds and views from bower House are stunning and the apartment itself is a practical and comfortable base. The surrounding area has many lovely beaches, small towns/villages and places to visit - we wish we had been able to stay longer than a week as there is so much to explore. Thanks to Mel and Bryan for being such hospitable hosts. We hope to return and would certainly recommend it to our friends and family. FIVE STAR - Nick & Claudia - Surrey 2016
  • "A lovely poolside apartment"...... Having spent a lovely family holiday in the Bower House my husband and I decided to return for a weeks break in the middle of October, this time staying in the pool side apartment. The accommodation was extremely comfortable, clean and light with lovely views over the forest and hills. The weather was a comfortable 27c and we enjoyed a very relaxing break sitting by the pool, going for long walks up the hill track by the house and visiting local beaches and places of interest. Having met Mel and Bryan in the summer they were very welcoming. We shall be definitely returning to Bower House Estate since as a holiday it offers everything we want and more! FIVE STAR - Nigel & Nikki - Surrey 2016
  • "Bower House is overwhelmingly beautiful, a haven and a very warm welcome too.... the accommodation and its presentation is outstanding and luxurious......the owners are very helpful and knowledgeable and always discreet.....Brilliant to be invited to local events and good restaurants..... the most enjoyable aspect of our holiday was combining some excellent cultural trips and sightseeing with the superbly relaxing stay in your beautiful home including your wonderful pool, also to meet some local Greeks and to begin to understand a little of their country, history and heritage. I would definitely recommend Bower House to my friends" FIVE STAR - Kate & Chris - London, UK
  • "The Villa, its surroundings and our hosts were excellent and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here" Kellie & Chris - Reading, UK
  • "Beautiful views and a warm welcome from Byran and Mel......It was great to receive your tips and suggestions..... I really felt that you had thought of everything we may need and put it in place..... Your welcome meal was delicious and much appreciated......We love the area, quiet, unspoilt, fabulous clean water.... the holiday started the minute we arrived because you made everything so easy, with no need to shop for basics" Nicky closes with "thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. I have rarely stayed somewhere with such beautiful setting and where all the house and garden have been designed with such thought and attention to detail. We have had a great holiday!! FIVE STAR - Nicola - Essex, UK
     

  • "As avid Grecophiles of longstanding we have never stayed in such luxurious and perfect surroundings....... the property is stunning, immaculately presented, personalised and homely..... As a family of cooks and gourmands we were delighted with the extensive and well supplied kitchen.....The owners Bryan and Mel, were very helpful and attentive in every way, yet maintained a discreet, low quay presence whilst employing an hilarious 'hooter system' for use by either party to attract attention and seek a meeting..... We very much welcomed the supplies laid in by the owners as well as the delicious meal Mel offered to prepare in view of our late arrival.......We had great fun working our way through the personally compiled guide and left feeling our stay had not been long enough...... It was with regret that we left, but with lots of happy holiday memories and a firm resolve to return. FIVE STAR - " Hilary - Scotland, UK

  • "A very unique property.... views outstanding..... Very friendly and attentive, you react very quickly to queries ....... we definitely had value for money, once again your house is unique..... the most enjoyable aspect of our holiday was the house and its peaceful surroundings..... I would definitely recommend this house to get away from daily life! Claudine - Paris, France
     

  • "Breathtakingly beautiful – the perfect place to relax. Hospitality was wonderful!"
    Heather – Idaho, USA

  • "Memorable to say the least. Loved the BBQ's. The set up is incredible. What a place!"
    Hugh – Cambridge, UK

  • "So peaceful it's deafening! Everything available if you want it. Very interesting historical sites within reasonable driving distance."
    Mary – Wicklow, Eire

  • "Very friendly people with high standards of care and very attentive. The pool is very clean and the BBQ services a delight."
    Rachel – Huddersfield, UK