|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
With an inherent affection to Architecture, tradition and aesthetics, owners were set to make their dream vacation villa.
Michael purchased this villa in 1996
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 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.
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
I am a frequent business traveler and usually stay in 5 star hotels around the world. Recently, I took a rare vacation to Greece with my family, 8 adults ranging from 23 to 62. We rented Stone Castle Villa for our reunion and every one of us found it to be exquisite. The huge house offers multiple gathering spots as well as private spaces. There are terraces off of every en-suite bedroom, 2 fantastic kitchens, a deck with a pool, and views of the ocean and island vistas that rival some of the most expensive resorts I've encountered. The area is remote though we travelled to Athens frequently and easily. The property owner and manager, Michael, could not have been more helpful in our vacation preparations and during our stay. What's more, he is a delightful and intelligent man whom I now call my friend. If you are seeking an unparalleled vacation spot in Greece, book this place now. You will not be disappointed.
Very nice house with a beautiful view of the sea.
We had a wonderful stay.
Thank you very much
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!
From the moment we booked our stay in Stone Villas, everything ran smoothly. Michael was prompt in answering all of my questions and helping me with concerns (we were travelling with 10 of us!!). We used the entire villa, minus the guest studio at the bottom level. There were rooms to spare, and we had plenty of room to spread out. The villa was clean, convenient, and well stocked. We did not miss a thing being there. The internet was not the best, but it worked fine for us for our needs. We did not use the pool as it was pretty cold this time of year, and when we had an issue with the elevator (yes, there is an elevator!!) it was repaired within a few hours.
Michael was so helpful with booking tours. We went on a private sailing trip and had a two day historical guide through Dephpi and Athens...I highly recommend both.
Every single person in our party mentioned how much they loved the villa and the personality of Michael. We had a wonderful time, and would not pick anywhere else to stay if we ever come to Athens again!
We totally enjoyed our stay in the stone castle villa. Right from the fantastic greeting by Michael at our late arrival to the marvellous facilities, many places to relax, fantastic view and fantastic pool. Really recommendable. Hope to come back!
Our party of 4 adults couples stayed in the villa for a week and it was perfection! The villa is amazing Michael the owner cooked us an incredible, authentic greek dinner on our first night and it was one of our best meals all week. The pool is clean and the perfect temperature. The rooms all have air conditioning and black out shutters so we all slept very well and much longer than usual. There are 2 lovely restaurants nearby and there are incredible beaches to go to each day that are perfect for swimming. You must go to Karavi Beach Club and on the way there are a few others such as Playa de Sol. You will need a car and the drive from the airport to the villa is quite easy with Michael's excellent directions.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£434|
Rates are based for North wing and Guest house, to book and the South wing please inquire.
The villa is rented to only one group each time so you have privacy.