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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: 07/06/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gythion villa 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.






Keywords: Stone House

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

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Toys
              • CD Player

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Bicycles
              • Balcony
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill Gas

              Theme

                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View
                  • Rural

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Ruins
                  • Caves
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                   

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                  February - May: €65/nt for up to 2 people; €5/nt for each additional person;
                  5-night minimum stay
                  June - September: €75/nt for up to 2 people; €5/nt for each additional person;
                  

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                  Last updated: 07/06/2014
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                  Location

                  12 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Gythio
                  12 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  12 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.


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                  Speaks: english, greek

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • View of house from front gate.

                    View of house from front gate.

                  • View of house from front gate.

                    View of house from front gate.

                  • 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.

                  • Front of house.

                    Front of house.

                  • 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.

                  VRBO #187762

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, July 06, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/06/14
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                  +30 6977 885 136

                  Speaks: english, greek
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