Luxury Stone Villa, Panoramic Sea View, in Sandy Beach, Near Athens
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
An excellent place, full of character, to enjoy the best Greece offers: sea and countryside + Acropolis and Athens city center, all from a most convenient base.
It is located in a place looking like a far Aegean island, feeling like you are away from it all. You can't believe this place is only 50 km from down town Athens!
Acropolis, a World Class monument, its famous new museum, all major archaeological sites, the picturesque old Plaka and the modern city are at a little more than an hours reach, along with numerous cultural and recreational possibilities.
Schinias in Marathon where villa is located, is a top rated beach of Athens, boasting more than 6 km of sandy beach, with crystal clear and mostly calm waters, and a rare cone forest reaching to the water edge!
The Villa itself, is a rare example of traditional architecture, built with stones from its own land, in an inspired 'castle like' design.
The intended abudant use of natural and low treated materials, like stone, wood and iron, create a feeling of immediacy, comfort and inner relaxation in a way that few places can do.
It is tastefully decorated in a country but luxurious manner, with antiques, hand crafted wooden and iron furniture, that invite you to unwind in casualness comfort and style.
The house is built in the gated settlement of Judges & Attorneys.
It is positioned on the cliffs, 50 meters above the sea, providing privacy, and great views to the picturesque bay underneath and the Aegean sea.
Schinias, belongs to the municipality of Marathon, where the famous ancient battle took place and where the world renowned Marathon run originates.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 11-17
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Covered Parking
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Video Games
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Medical Services
- Equestrian Events
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Everything we wanted/needed and so much more!
Everything we wanted/needed and so much more!
Where to begin…from the first contact to the 4 am send off this was will forever be one of our families most memorable Christmas’s and times together. Michael, you made our first Christmas together in 4 years a fantastic adventure. Lots of space, gourmet kitchen, beautiful views and plenty of restrooms and privacy for 8 adults. Even a Christmas tree! This property is perfectly located for exploring ancient Greece’s out of the way places or cosmopolitan Athens. Walking along the coast or dining by the pool. Easy access to shopping and dinning. We could have never left the “villa” and had a great experience. We hope to return and look forward to spend time with you and your family.
- Guest KLP
- Date of stay 12/21/12
- Review Submitted 02/10/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Great Getaway Option
Great Getaway Option
This villa was perfect for our family's (2 adults, 2 young teenagers) vacation in Greece. The kids loved the combination of the pool and the ocean, there was a convenience/neighborhood store within walking distance, and we could drive into Athens or the surrounding countryside for sight-seeing. Staying in the villa gave us a chance to experience Greece from a different angle than trips where we've used a hotel only. We used several nearby grocery stores for some meals, we dined out for others. We quickly learned road signs, parking, etc. While staying in the villa is nowhere near "typical" (the pictures are very indicative of what you get), using a villa instead of a hotel gave us a chance to have an experience that was much more like a week-in-the-life of Greece rather being bound to just the touristy areas of Athens. The other comments about the hosts' hospitality and graciousness are very accurate. Michael is readily available to respond to any questions, concerns, or inquiries. The property was very clean when we arrived, Michael was there to meet us and explain how the property worked, and he provided several helpful suggestions regarding places to visit and how to get there. I spent some time running up/around the hills of the neighborhood as well. As my son said, "this isn't just a house that could be in Architectural Record, it is a whole neighborhood of houses." The views around each turn are incredible (we were glad the villa was closer to the water than the hilltop but I recommend taking a walk/run/drive up to the top during your visit), both because of the landscape and because you see another fantastically designed home. Overall, this was a terrific vacation for our family. I highly recommend this villa for families (with children old enough to swim), small to moderate sized groups (e.g. a guys or girls getaway), etc.
- Guest Family Traveler
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 10/29/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway.
My friends and I recently returned from a stay at Stone Castle Villa, and we were very impressed with both the accommodations and the helpfulness of the owners. The house was warm, inviting and the views of the Aegean were breath-taking. The owners were extremely helpful in answering any questions we had, and even loaned us a GPS device to help with driving! We would strongly recommend Stone Castle Villa to anyone considering visiting Greece.
- Guest Paul
- Date of stay 09/30/12
- Review Submitted 10/17/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
A beautiful experience in your amazing stone villaGuest comment entered by owner
A beautiful experience in your amazing stone villa
Dear Michael Thank you so much for a beautiful experience in your amazing stone villa. Our families from Australia loved the location, the views were amazing and it was perfect for our wedding preparations. We had some unforgettable memories with our friends and families. We will be seeing you again some time in the near future. We will post some photos of our wedding on your facebook page. Thank you again
- Guest The K. family from Australia
- Date of stay 09/17/12
- Review Submitted 10/01/12
Superb!!Guest comment entered by owner
All the family enjoyed a great time at Stone Castle Villa. Michael and Niki were great and their help and support was much appreciatted. Michael was extremely helpful both on a day to day supervision to help to solve maintenace problems to small but also providing very useful local tips. The maintenance and estate of all the furniture and equipment was well above expectations. All the basics of a rented house were in place, saving a lot of time and small efforts for us on arrival. All the pictures are real and the house is simply superb. The house is very well located. A short five min walk to the sea (rocky area) and three minutes by car to a great sand beach. There are very interesting tourist atractions within a 60´ radius and the location is perfect to combine tourism and beach. The area is quite local and there are very few foreigners, making the stay much more real. Definetely a great choice. Thanks Michael and Niki for your efforts to make this two weeks a wonderful time for all the family.
- Guest Jose N. Madrid Spain
- Date of stay 08/10/12
- Review Submitted 08/27/12
It was a great holiday, Thanks!Guest comment entered by owner
It was a great holiday, Thanks!
Beautiful Stone Villa with fabulous sea views. Kids enjoyed snorkeling down the slipway. Visited Athens by metro, nice views of Marathon Dam and spent a couple of days at the beach (this end less busy). Thank you for the helpful tips on where to go and what to do. A most enjoyable week.
- Guest The B. family, Surrey UK
- Date of stay 08/24/12
- Review Submitted 08/26/12
Vacation in Stonecastle villaGuest comment entered by owner
Vacation in Stonecastle villa
One of the best places i have ever spend a vacation at, especially with family, I will cherish those menories forever.Thanks Michael my regards to the whole family.
- Guest Eamad M. USA
- Date of stay 08/17/11
- Review Submitted 07/28/12
The Stone Castle VillaGuest comment entered by owner
The Stone Castle Villa
We enjoyed the stay a lot and the villa was fantastic. The pool, the barbecue and anything... I talked to the others and I can say Thank You a lot from all of my company. Thank you also for your information about sightseeing, restaurants etc. I hope we can see us again and we could visit the villa again, maybe just for holiday the next time Have a nice time and would be great to hear from you.
- Guest Patric B. Germany
- Date of stay 10/18/11
- Review Submitted 07/28/12
Michael & familyGuest comment entered by owner
Michael & family
You could not have done more and made our stay wonderful and relaxing. The house is fantastically located and well equipped, so much , so we could hardly tear ourselves away from it and its stunning views. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.
- Guest Karen & Adrian P. U.K.
- Date of stay 06/05/12
- Review Submitted 07/28/12
A Wonderful Greek XMas!Guest comment entered by owner
A Wonderful Greek XMas!
We recently had the great pleasure of spending XMas 2011 at the beautiful and unique Stone Castle Villa. In summary, it exceeded our high expectations in every regard and I would highly recommend it for families or groups seeking an exceptionally well equipped and comfortable base for a vacation in Greece, a highly welcoming and endlessly interesting vacation destination. My wife, two daughters 11&13 and I all found the villa to be unique amongst the numerous villas for rent in the area of Schinias Marathon. Its stone and dark wood interior construction made it warm and cozy, and we immediately felt completely at home. The Aegean vistas are unbelievable - the web site pictures do not do it justice at all. On arrival, we immediately noticed that the property was spotlessly clean and very well-equipped and it is worth noting that our expectations in a property of this class are somewhat high. The layout worked wonderfully for us - the house is really quite large, but does not feel that way at all. Even in the cooler winter weather, we took advantage of the many balconies to sip our coffee and watch the waves and sea traffic - it was all so comfortable it was some days hard to get motivated to leave to go see the sights! The large and well furnished kitchen made cooking meals from large to small a snap and at no point did we find anything missing in terms of appliances, cookware etc - quite the opposite really. The villa is in a relatively private settlement, but it is easy to shop for groceries etc in the nearby city of Nea Makri, 15-20 min away. As the web site points out, a car is essentially a must. With a car it was simple, 30+ min to get to a Metro station to travel to downtown Athens, a city that we found exciting, interesting and totally enjoyable in every respect. As frequent Homeaway travelers -3 times this year- we have yet to be disappointed in any way in dealing with property renters. But Michael, the owner of the Stone Castle Villa, set a whole new standard in hospitality and professionalism that I doubt will be soon exceeded - truly it often felt more like we were visiting family, than renting a villa! Whether it was answering questions about the Villa or local area, or providing directions and travel tips he was available at all times day or night, and took obvious pride in ensuring that our stay was perfect and memorable. It was that and more. Our only regret was that the end came too soon!! I most highly recommend the Villa!
- Guest Mike M. Canada
- Date of stay 12/18/11
- Review Submitted 07/28/12
Low Season Euro 1.925 ( 1 Nov - 31 Mar ) Medium Season Euro 2.170 ( 1Apr - 31 May & 16 Sep - 31 Oct ) High Season Euro 2.450 ( 1 Jun - 15 Sep ) rates are per week & for up to 6 persons occupancy additional persons add 20 euros per person/day
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- Nearest Airport: Athens International airport El. Venizelos at 43 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Rafina sea ferry at 26 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Aghia Paraskevi METRO station at 41 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Ahtens - Thessaloniki National road at 30 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Schinias at 1.8 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Marathon Timvos Village at 9.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Ski: Parnassos center at 175 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Glyfada Golf club at 60 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Schinias beach at 1.8 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: With an inherent affection to Architecture, tradition and aesthetics, owners were set to make their dream vacation villa.
Why the Owner Chose Athens:
One of the joys of travelling abroad is to experience different places and feel the local culture. Architecture and tradition are important cultural parts of a country's culture, especially for travellers. So, having the opportunity to stay in a Villa which is a rare example of the vanishing local architectural forms, building materials, and inspired design, is an important advantage for many travellers. Universal and plain identity buidings, that you can be in any place in the world will add litlle to your Greek experience.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The Villa is located in a quite settlement, overlooking the sea and next to a 'top rated' sandy beach of 6km long with a rare cone forest in it's back reaching the water edge. Yoy nave the option to enjoy the sea and nature as you wish as there are busy or isolated spots to choose from. Small villages or bigger cities and a lot of archaelogical interest places are within easy reach for you to visit and spend your holidays interestingly. Besides, the city centre of Athens, is within an hours reach.
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enjoy the views sipping your favoutite drink
views from everywhere
the master bedroom
barbeque with oven & sink
a view from high above
the view from the shaded veranda
relax in comfort & style
the fire place
bedroom with study
dining by the barbeque
the shaded varanda
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