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Stone Castle Villa with pool, on a sandy beach, close to Athens, up to 17 guests

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Nov-2016
Villa in Schinias, Marathon, Athens Attica, Greece - You Have The Feeling Of Being In A Far Away Aegean Island, While You Are So Close To Everything

The Stone Castle Villa is built in a plot overlooking the bay and the open Aegean sea, in a great 'castle like’ architectural design, respecting the local tradition, with stones from its own land and plenty low treated natural materials. This combination is creating strong impressions, immediacy with nature and feelings of deep calmness. It is furnished and equipped tastefully in a luxurious country and casual style, inviting you to unwind and enjoy like few places can do. You are definitely away from your usual surroundings and even the more luxurious ones. You are in a different and special place! Plenty of amenities are there so you miss nothing and make your vacation mostly memorable. And if you decide to leave from the Villa and its pool, there is an unparalleled list of options: diving of the cliffs to the sea, 6 km sandy beach with quite spots and the hottest beach bar and sea sports centres, archaeological sites, Natura national park (visit our site for more details).

  • Sleeps 18
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am Michael, the property manager and I will be glad to welcome you in the "Stone Castle Villa".

I speak Greek and English.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

By any standard this is a very special house. The view, the layout, the tranquility are all features which make this a terrific place to be. The bedrooms are cool, breezy and all have an en-suite bathroom. All the towels and sheets were crisp and clean and the hosts had prepared a lovely welcome present of a huge fruit basket and assorted other items. The house has direct lift access from the multi car parking area to the pool and house. Waking up here is an event in itself as the house faces the sun which rises above the sea providing a perfectly zen way to wake up. We found this a superb house to stay in. The kitchen has every amenity possible to make your stay comfortable and the hosts were really charming, communicative and helpful. The house is situated 3 minutes drive away from a long stretch of beach which has numerous restaurants and beach clubs where we had some of the best fish we've had in Greece. It is also sufficiently near yet distant from the beach to allow you to have either complete tranquility or some buzzy beach activities depending on your preference that day. In all, a truly lovely and relaxing big house. Literally cannot think of a single negative
Aug 2016
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6 Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

A fab holiday - made even better by a great host

  • 5 of 5

Eleven shapenote singers (3 couples and 5 singles) had a great week in the Stone Castle Villa, just after the school holidays were over.

The Villa was immaculately cleaned prior to our arrival – Michael has furnished the place really tastefully (mostly with English fixtures and fittings by the looks of things). Space was the key to our choice of Stone Castle Villa, but it delivered much more than that – two brilliantly equipped kitchens and 3 or 4 spacious sitting rooms and reclining areas, including the pool surrounds. The lift was a bonus – given the amount of water and wine we managed to consume! Everybody who wanted their own bedroom was accommodated and Michael seems to be on a continual upgrade path with the beds and some of the other facilities. The accommodation would easily cope with a couple of sizeable families – where youngsters need their own space.

Apart from the ‘singers’ who had some great performances both in the villa and outside, the Villa was really well sited for access to Athens, as well as the Marathon area and some very attractive beaches nearby. We were very pleased to have a couple of cars for dropping people off at the nearest beach which is a couple of miles away, and for shopping/touristy trips.

The house is completely private on a sparsely-populated section of the coastline. The pool area is beautiful – including the charming cat, christened Homer, who had very sophisticated tastes (although he was feral, and ate anything including uncooked tomatoes!).

Highly recommended – the welcome and hospitality of Michael was exceptional – we were all homesick the moment we left. We’ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab week in fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of eleven 30 year olds staying at Stone Castle Villa and we absolutely loved it. The place has a real wow factor, with stunning views across the sea - sunrise is spectacular! And the location is great - not too far from the airport, 200 yards to walk to the sea, walkable/short drive to a sandy beach, convenience shop on the corner, 20 mins from a big supermarket. It's a very quiet area, making it very peaceful and tourist-free (it's not in a town, so not suitable if you want bars and restaurants a walk-able distance away). Also meant we could make as much noise as we wanted! The location also meant a constant breeze - so didn't feel too hot by the pool, despite the 35 degrees recorded. The owner, Michael, was brilliant and made our stay totally care-free by helping plan trips and answer any questions, but was very discreet and left us alone to enjoy the villa. Bear in mind that while the villa is extremely spacious, there are only 4 double rooms (worked for us as there were 4 couples and 3 sinlges who got a room each, plus a spare single room).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and even better owner

  • 5 of 5

The property and the area is quite stunning in terms of view and privacy. The house can accommodate a large number of guests in that there are numerous bedrooms. Restaurants along the beach were very reasonable and the food was wonderful. But more than anything I wanted to note how the owner provides exceptional service. I was mistakenly charged 1150 euro for a 150 euro meal at a local restaurant. I did not notice this until it appeared on my credit card. Visa said since I signed the bill there was nothing they could do. Michael, the owner, contacted the owner of the restaurant (after I had left Greece and was back in the U.S.A.). He worked for an entire week to help me straighten the mess out and I received my refund later that week. I am absolutely sure this would not have happened if it were not for Michael working so diligently. Rest assured that any issue you have on your trip will be attended to by Michael who is a wonderful person.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joseph, I want to thank you for your nice comments about the house during your stay and for me, about my little assistance in the credit card issue. Maybe it needed a little effort from my side but I would not let you down where I can, so you have only nice memories from your holidays at our place. You were great guests too. Best regards to all. Michael
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Excellent. A castle fit for a king.

  • 5 of 5

The castle was perfect for our group with ample space for us to enjoy our time. Michael was one of the best hosts I've ever had, having greeted us with beers and greek food on arrival. True Greek hospitality. The castle itself contains all you need for a great holiday. Would recommend renting a car as a lot of the best things to do in Athens are quite spread out.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Castle

  • 5 of 5

We all (my family and my cousins) were very satisfied to holiday, specially my party. We had "antique olympicgame" We had very funny time.

At least I want to say I love house, Stone castle Vlla! I hope I will

come back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The house is fantastic, in an amazing location. The house has everything you could wish for, and Michael and his whole family are incredibly helpful on anything you might need, they often even anticipate your needs. I have rented in many places and with many people, some good and some bad, but this is certainly at the top. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

By the very moment you enter in the settlement where the Villa is located, you feel something clearly different. A great impression from the view of the sea and a feeling of calmness. You think you are somewhere very far, while you are less than an hour from Athens down town! So it combines the best of both worlds.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Athens International airport at 26 Miles Nearest Barpub : Tymvos at 5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Rafina ferry port at 16 Miles Nearest Golf : Glyfada at 37 Miles Nearest Train : Aghia Paraskevi station at 23 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 18 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Schinias beach at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Parnassos at 123 Miles Nearest Beach : rocky side in front of the villa at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Sea by the cliffs 300 mts/320 yards from the villa,. Schinias beach 1800 mts/ 1950 yards from the villa is rated among the best of Athens beaches. Ideal for children, with sandy, shallow, crystal clear waters, mostly calm, with a cone forest in the back reaching to the waters edge and extends to 6km /3.8mi! You can find tavernas, quiet spots, social spots and the the trendiest beach and water sports clubs for socializing. Water ski, wake board, tubes, windsurfing, beach volley and many more.

Travel:

Athens international airport El Venizelos, is 43km/26.9mi far. Piraeus sea port 59km/36.9mi. Rafina sea port 26km/16.3mi. National Motorway network 30km/18.8mi.

Distances:

Sea (cliffs side) 300mts/320yds. Sea (sandy beach) 1800m/1925yds. Beach Cubs 5,5km/3.4mi.

Mini Market 300mts/320yds. Tavernas (nearest) 1800mts/1925yds. Marathon Village (banks, pharmacy, hair dresser, all shops, super market) 12km/7.5mi. Marathon Timvos (café, tavernas, super market) 9,5km/5.9mi , Nea Makri (big city) 16,5km/10mi

Schinias National Park 2km. Olympic Rowing & Canoeing centre 5,5km.

Nearest Bus Station 1800m. Nearest Metro Station 38km. Athens down town / Acropolis 50km.

Further Details:

Appart from the top class beach, the ecology interest of the NATURA 2000 Schinias National Park, the Archaeological sites of Marathon and Ramnous, you are only 1 hour away from the centre of Athens, with its world class monument Acropolis and the vast cultural and recreational possibilities this busy city has to offer.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£925
for 4 nights
From
£231
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,144
for 4 nights
From
£286
£2,001
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,237
for 7 nights
£2,237
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium season
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,144
for 4 nights
From
£286
£2,001
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£925
for 4 nights
From
£231
£1,619
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,144
for 4 nights
From
£286
£2,001
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
1 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,237
for 7 nights
£2,237
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£925
for 4 nights
From
£231
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
mainly Saturday

Notes on prices:
The villa is rented to one group or family each time so you have privacy
Prices are meant for up to 5 persons for North wing + the Guest house
Additional persons up to 11 have a surcharge per person per day.
For occupying and the South wing for extra comfort or for larger groups please inquire.

Minimum stay 4 days for Low & parts of Medium Season and 7 for High Season
For July and August large groups are prefered

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

This is a very rare building. Its plot is overlooking the bay and the open sea, its inspired traditional architecture, the natural materials its built from and the way its furnished makes all the difference. They are creating a feeling of security, calmness, immediacy and relaxation. It is luxurious and has all amenities, but its definitely a country home, to help you change your usual daily surroundings. Besides, what is the different you experience, if you are in nature but in an urban environment? This is what you are supposing to change when you come close to nature! There is no visitor who came to this house and felt anything less than deeply impressed! You are invited to share and live this experience!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach

Attractions

  • bay
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 5700 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 bathrooms. 2 WC.

Bedrooms

  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • North wing Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, en suite bethroom
  • North wing bedroom #2 - 1 Single Bed
  • North wing bedroom #3 - 2 Single Bed
  • North wing Bedroom #4 - 2 Single Bed
  • South wing master Bebroom - 1 Large Double Bed, en suite bathroom
  • South wing bedroom #2 - 2 Single Bed, en suite toilet
  • South wing bedroom #3 - 2 Single Bed, en suite toilet
  • South wing dressing room - 2 Single Bed, accessible only through South wing's master bedroom
  • Guest house - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (or 17) in 5 (or 9 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 (or 3) double bedrooms 2 (or 5) singles + 1 bed in each 1 single *Villa is comprised from 2 wings (North & South) + the Guest house, it is rented to only one group/family each time Please inquire for detailed description

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: For groups above 11 please inquire. Outside: Private swimming pool 25sqm non heated, many patios, shed, luxury teak furniture, barbeque (with charcoal) & shaded dining with view. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is self catered. Towels, linen and cleaning, once a week is included. Further maid service upon request. Other: Lift from street level to pool level. The Villa is comprised from 2 wings (North & South) plus the Guest house. Please inquire for detailed description.

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