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Barba Yorgo's House in Konakia Village

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View of house from front gate.

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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

In the fabled Peloponnese! Just 3 1/2 hours from Athens and you're in the the charming port town of Gythion. Twenty minutes more and you're in mythical Mani and the little village of Konakia.

Thick hewn-stone walls, cypress beams, bamboo ceilings, wide-plank pine floors, terra-cotta tile roof--our grandfather Barba Yorgo's house has all the elements of a traditional country house in the Mani but with the convenience of up-to-date plumbing and wiring, and modern appliances--even a washer-dryer and terrific water pressure! There are verandas and balconies, outdoor tables and umbrellas, a barbecue, a vegetable garden and an olive grove--a perfect getaway for families, writers, artists . . . you name it.

From the verandas and windows of Barba Yorgo's house you look out on the little village of Konakia and the mountains beyond. The house has two apartments--that comfortably sleep eight--on three floors (please see LINK below to our WEB GALLERY for more photos):

- Ground-floor apartment: queen-size and two single beds, fireplace, full bath.
- Main-floor apartment (one flight up): kitchen, living room (fireplace and ceiling fans), bedroom (queen-size bed and fireplace), full bath.
- Loft: queen-size bed and balcony overlooking Konakia; reached from staircase in main-floor bedroom.

The house is off the beaten track but only a short drive to town, sightseeing, beaches and more:

- Port town of Gythion, with harbor-side seafood tavernas, shops, supermarkets, banking and internet cafes, 12 km (20-min. drive)

- Many coves and beaches (often with amenities) to explore; the nearest beaches (e.g. Mavrovouni, Vathi, Ageranos), only 20 min. away

- Romantic seaside Itilo and Limeni villages, with seafood specialties, 45-min. drive

- Sightseeing to medieval town of Monemvasia, 45-min. drive

- Celebrated Caves of Diro, 45-min. drive

- Famous Maniote 'Tower Towns,' such as Vathia

- Mythical entrance to Hades (there's one at Tenaron, at the very tip of the penninsula)

- Sparta and Medieval Mistras, 1-hr. drive

-Kelepha Castle, 45-min. drive

Take a walk through the countryside, hike up Taygetos mountain, go exploring. Or just hang out at home listening to the crickets and picking blackberries.






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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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  • Taxes Not included

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75 euros/night for up to 2 persons; extra 10 euros/night for each additional person; 5-night minimum.

Deposit of one-third in advance required to hold the reservation; the balance is due upon arrival. No other fees or charges.


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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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Location

12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Gythio
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Mavrovouni Beach, Vathi Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1940

About the owner: Our grandfather Barba Yorgo. When we were children, we couldn't wait to visit our grandfather every summer. Back then it took 7 hours just to get from Athens to Gythio and then another bumpy hour to Konakia. The property was a working farm, with goats and chickens, and dogs to guard the goats and chickens, and vegetables in the garden for cooking and a donkey for transportation and no electricity or running water or phone. Much has changed (the house has been completely and beautifully renovated and the roads are terrific), but much has not (it's still a magical place--and there is still no phone). We have many fond memories of our days there and hope you will too.


Contact us

Speaks: english, greek

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • View of house from front gate.

    View of house from front gate.

  • Front of house.

    Front of house.

  • Kitchen.

    Kitchen.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Main bedroom and stairs to loft.

    Main bedroom and stairs to loft.

  • Loft bedroom.

    Loft bedroom.

  • View of terrace from loft balcony.

    View of terrace from loft balcony.

  • View from main bedroom to front gate.

    View from main bedroom to front gate.

  • Ground-floor bed and stairs to kitchen.

    Ground-floor bed and stairs to kitchen.

  • View of house from front gate.

    View of house from front gate.

  • View of garden from stairs.

    View of garden from stairs.

  • Kitchen (and door to main bedroom).

    Kitchen (and door to main bedroom).

  • Living room fireplace.

    Living room fireplace.

  • Stairs to loft from main bedroom.

    Stairs to loft from main bedroom.

  • View of Konakia village from loft balcony.

    View of Konakia village from loft balcony.

  • Bathroom on main floor.

    Bathroom on main floor.

  • Ground-floor apartment.

    Ground-floor apartment.

  • Ground-floor bathroom.

    Ground-floor bathroom.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, greek
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  • Calendar last updated 05/19/2015
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