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

People18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's2
Space 5,700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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).


Owner
Michael
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Michael

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

I speak Greek and English.

Why Michael chose Attica

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.

What makes this villa unique

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!

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Marathonas in Greece Mainland

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
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
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • 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 #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
    Guest house - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    South wing dressing room - 2 Single Bed , can be an independent room with its own etrance
    North wing bedroom #3 - 2 Single Bed , can be fitted with a double bed upon request
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
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
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

really really nice

  • 5 of 5

everything about stone castle villa was really good; the villa itself, the location, Michael (the owner) & the views. The Villa is only about 45 minutes from the airport but shares almost no immediate neighbours so really creates the feel that you have your own bit of the coastline to yourselves. The coastline itself presents a great location for running, with stunning views in either direction with plentiful opportunities for swimming and rock jumping.

There is a long and pretty beach not from the villa (can be walked to) which has a couple of beach bars/clubs. Would def recommend Karavi beach club which offers plentiful modern seating, good music, windsurfing/paddle boarding and volleyball (which if your group is large enough we'd definitely recommend).

Also if you are a cheese aficionado, you should definitely visit the Paradise restaurant which is between the beach and the villa, and to try their "fried hard cheese/saganaki", which is particularly special.

Finally Michael was a superb host and was incredibly attentive and accommodating leading up to and during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful house with a great owner!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is stunning - great sea views and incredibly spacious (we were a group of 21 staying in the villa and it didn't feel crowded). The villa is in a very quiet location and we never had any issues with making noise in the evening. It is located a short drive from a beach, which is very quiet but also has beach clubs with paddle boarding, volleyball etc. It is also easy to get into Athens and to other sites in the area. Michael was a fantastic host - he gave us lots of tips for restaurants and what to see in the area. He also had beers and snacks ready for our arrival and cooked us a delicious dinner one night! We would all 100% recommend staying at this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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5

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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5

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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5

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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,447
for 7 nights
£2,447
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium season
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,390
for 4 nights
From
£274
£2,211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,255
for 4 nights
From
£240
£1,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,390
for 4 nights
From
£274
£2,211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
1 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,447
for 7 nights
£2,447
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
28 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,447
for 7 nights
From
£307
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
4 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,447
for 7 nights
£2,447
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,255
for 4 nights
From
£240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

South wing occupancy* £294.77

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 6 persons for North wing + the Guest house

Occupying South wing is optional only for groups up to 11 persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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