Stayed Oct 2015 - Family
En vacances en famille de quatre avec un couple d'amis, nous avons passé un excellent séjour. La maison est vraiment splendide, avec une âme tout à fait magique. Plein de jouets pour les enfants ! Arrivés en bus nous avons trouvé très facilement. Nafplio est superbe et la plage la plus proche est à dix minutes à pieds. Excellents contacts avec Benjamin et sa belle-mère qui nous a accueillis. Nous avons cassé un carreau durant notre séjour et Benjamin a été très courtois suite à cet incident. Le seul bémol a été la terrasse que nous n'avons presque pas pu utiliser à cause des moustiques, semble-t-il particulièrement présents cette année (et peut-être à cette période de l'année, plus humide). Une très belle adresse.
The house is really beautiful, with a very special magical soul. Plenty of toys for children ! We arrived in Nafplio by bus and found the house easily. Nafplio is beautiful and you can reach the nearest beach in only ten minutes walking. Benjamin was great even when we broke a little glas of window in the house... Just a pity was we nearly could not use the gorgeous terrasse because of the moskitos, but it seems that it was special this year (and we were in october, with more humidity than in summer). Overthise, a beautiful place that we highly recommend.
Stayed Aug 2015 - Friends
Lovely house in a lovely city. Very big house (6 bedrooms), nice garden, nice kitchen, washing machine......... 1 bathroom on the first floor is a bit to little for 5 rooms.
It's not so easy to find the house buth the mother in law of Benjamin was very helpfull. The house is high in the old city and you have to climb a lot af stairs to get there
Stayed Jul 2014 - Family
We stayed at this wonderful house for two weeks last summer. We had a group of six ranging from 9 years old to over 70, including two grandmothers. This was a fantastic experience in every sense. We had been to Naplio before, and knew that we loved the area. This house made our stay even better. The amount of space we had was more than I would have expected. The house was beautiful. The courtyard was a magnificent place to relax in the shade or during the evening. I loved living in a home during our stay. There were a lot of books to read, toys for the kids, and everything we needed was in great condition. I enthusiastically recommend this house for other families looking to for a relaxing base from which to explore the Peloponnese...unless your stay conflicts with our next trip.
Stayed Jun 2014 - Family
Tis Mammys is a great house in a great location. We were very happy we chose it and thoroughly enjoyed our time there and in Nafplio. The house is a very traditional Greek home, and its a nice experience. The garden is fantastic as are the balconies with breathtaking views of the roofs of the old town, the port, and the sea. The house is huge (we didnt even use 2 of the bedrooms), and it was so nice for our family of 5 to be able to spread out.
The bathrooms are traditional style and not modern, but it adds to the local charm. The downstairs bathroom has a shower, but its not enclosed at all, so you have to use care not to soak your stuff when youre in there. The upstairs bathroom has a tub with a hand-held shower head. The hose is short, so you cant stand while using it. Again, these were all fine and part of the local experience, but its nice to know exactly what to expect.
We had a phenomenal stay at Tis Mammys, but it wasnt without issues. First of all, as some others have indicated, the check-in process was bumpy at best. We called the owner (Dorothea - lives in the UK), and she didnt answer. So, we called the next 2 numbers provided to us, and no answer. Dorothea called back immediately and gave us a different phone number to contact her mother. Her mother told us that we couldnt check into the house until 5:00, and it was 4:00, and we were supposed to have been able to get in at 3:00. When I pushed back on this, she got a bit flustered (her English is minimal) and hung up on me. After a few more calls, both with Dorothea and her mother, we were told to walk to the church near the house and wait to be met by yet another person. We waited 20 minutes, and a woman and a young girl (presumably her daughter, serving as a translator). It was a bit nerve-wracking not to have a single point of contact in Nafplio. Dorothea was very apologetic about the situation.
One suggestion is to have a notebook explaining various things about the house. For instance, the hot water was turned off when we arrived and nobody told us how to turn it on. When I called Dorotheas mother again, she gave me incorrect instructions (again, the language barrier). It would also be nice to know how to operate the washer and dryer, dishwasher, etc. But, its great to have those modern conveniences!
The house is a bit complicated, due to 2 locking entrances, one for upstairs (5 bedrooms and 1 bathroom) and one for downstairs (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen, living room). So, we had to do a bit of key juggling to make sure we could always get into the different parts of the house. Again, this is a minor point, but it is nice to be aware of it.
The listing for the house says that it is air conditioned, but 3 of the bedrooms upstairs and the 1 bedroom downstairs do not have their own units. There is a unit in the upstairs hallway and one each in the living room and kitchen downstairs, which helps cool the bedrooms if the doors are left open, but it is not ideal. It would also be nice if the house had wifi, but Syntagma Square (literally at the bottom of the (60-70) stairs to the house has free wifi.
I have mentioned several issues, and I know that this review sounds very negative. That isnt my intention. I read these reviews to get a full sense of a place, so I include these comments for that purpose.
Again, we had a fantastic stay, and I absolutely recommend staying at Tis Mammys!
Stayed Dec 2013 - Family
The house is really nice, comfortable and absolutely homey. Very all located in the old part of the city of Nafplion. We went during winter time and the heating was really good. It is a fully functional house made by the owners for themselves: this is great because it has no "rental" flavour that make houses "fake". Highly recommended :-)