About the property
- House1313 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Two storey traditional house with stone walls and beamed ceilings throughout, providing an ideal setting for creation and relaxation. The stone-paved garden features Mediterranean plants, trees and herbs and offers unobstructed views of the valley and surrounding mountains.
The ground floor comprises a kitchen / dining area, spacious and cozy, with a dining table seating 6; an open-plan room (30m2) offering views to the garden and beyond, with a king-sized bed and a sitting area with music corner. The adjoining bathroom is large and well equipped. For more photos and a fuller presentation, google stoneretreat weebly, or click on the Stone Retreat Website link at the bottom of this page.
The upper floor consists of a large room (50m2) with vaulted beamed ceiling and fireplace, its 6 windows offering views in all directions. There is a sitting area with electric piano and home cinema as well as a large sofa which folds out into a double bed with a solid cotton matress. This rooms gives onto a terracotta surfaced terrace (35m2) which overlooks the garden and is ideal for al fresco dinners and star-gazing.
The property and surrounding area would appeal to artists, writers, history lovers, hikers and serious cyclists as well as to those who seek tranquility.
For those who are interested in visiting Greece during the winter months, the house has central heating and a large fireplace.
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Why Christopher chose Lirkia
We fell in love with the little village of Vrousti while we were touring the Highlands of Argolida by car. What attracted us was the unspoilt aspect of it. Here was a hamlet of old stone houses mostly, with no modern interventions and no tourism. Not even a village shop or post office. The absolute quiet of the place charmed us. You feel that you are very close to nature and especially to the sounds of nature: the sounds of the bells from the goat herds, the bark of a sheepdog, the night sounds of owls hooting and foxes crying. The local people are simple folk, goat herders and cheese makers, and they lead peaceful, traditional lives. For us, it was the perfect place to escape from the noise and crowds of the city; a place to relax, to contemplate and to create.
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Check-in: 12:00 AM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Visit of a life-time
The wonderful experience we enjoyed at the Stone Retreat is difficult to express in words. The Stone Retreat itself, its decor, and the views of both mountains and sea were more beautiful than can be shown by photos. The warmth of the hosts (Rosa and Christopher) as well as local community also made us feel immediately welcome and at home. We were overjoyed to be welcomed on our first day by the local delicacies prepared and brought by Rosa and Christopher, and later by the freshly picked fruit and fresh milk brought by a very kind neighbour (Voula). Our stay at the Stone Retreat was truly unforgettable; we hope to have the chance to return one day soon.
Thank you both for your kind words. We hope to see you again!
Amazing retreat in the Peloponnese
We booked our rental over the winter holiday 12/26 - 1/2 - to avoid the crowds, the heat and take advantage of the kids winter vacation.
The stone retreat is amazing! Nestled in a small village near Argos, it is charming, warm and quiet. Winter is the perfect time to stay in this cozy stone house - the central heat works quick and the fireplace is oh so romantic. There is outdoor dining areas that we took advantage of on New Years Day. A great record collection and all the comforts of home.
We came with our two boys (7 & 9) and used the Stone Retreat as our home base taking day trips to Monemvasia, Hydra, Nafplio and Mycenae. The longest was about 2 hours away. You could also make Athens and Olympia in 2 hours.
Christopher and Rosa are the ultimate hosts - leaving us a hot meal, bottle of local wine and some provisions for our first morning. They also can to our rescue when our rental car died.
I am ready to buy a stone house and raise goats after our stay! Of course I’ll have to call Rosa to help me decorate!
I’ve been using VRBO for 12+ years in the US and Europe and this was by far the best place I’ve ever stayed with the best hosts!
We will be back!
Gorgeous Mountain Retreat
We spent an absolutely delightful week in September at this wonderful property. The location was perfect for the many day trips we took - a short distance to Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Hydra, as well as exploring the nearby Larissa castle and Palimidi fort. We are a well-traveled couple and the villa is one of the most beautiful properties we have ever stayed in. The rooms are spacious, beautifully laid out, and would easily accommodate more than the two of us. We enjoyed the gorgeous outdoor spaces - amazing vistas of mountains and valley at all times of day from the idyllic terrace and garden. We loved the interiors - the many original and artistic furnishings made by the owners, Rosa & Christopher. And we truly enjoyed meeting and getting to know them. It was a privilege to be staying at their property.
There is wonderful hiking - one of our favorites just right out our door and through the village, hiking up to the crest of the hills above in the evening, for great exercise and glorious views. We especially loved the village of Vrousti - such a unique place, and wonderful to wake up to the music of goat bells in the distance, each morning. A highlight was meeting Voula, a neighboring goat farmer, who was so warm and friendly - and spending some delightful time with her.
Christopher & Rosa are exemplary hosts and such wonderful, interesting people. They met us at the villa and showed us through the property, offering great suggestions for trips, hiking, restaurants nearby (which we loved), and some sights we were not aware of. They checked in with us by phone throughout the week and were available for any questions. Our arrival was later in the day and Rosa so thoughtfully surprised us with wine and a welcome bite to eat. We were so touched by their kindness.
We spent 3 weeks in Greece but our week in Vrousti was by far our favorite time of the trip. We are looking forward to returning to the villa next year.
Truly Special Place!
“Stone Retreat” is a work of art! Christopher and Rosa have created a unique space that allows for a full appreciation of the countryside. They have a beautiful sense of design and have paid loving attention to every detail of the home. The beds are very comfortable with linens that look too beautiful to sleep in! The exceptional shower with a rainfall showerhead is lovely too. The home has two levels that are separate from each other. Our teenage daughters felt lucky to have their own “apartment” and patio on the second level.
“Stone Retreat” is also immaculate and full of wonderful surprises. We really enjoyed the lovely basket filled with olive oil, honey, lavender, mountain tea, fresh eggs…that greeted us upon arrival. Also, there is an extensive record collection which brought much enjoyment, and our daughter was thrilled to be able to play the guitar. Rosa also has her incredibly beautiful weaving throughout the house.
The outdoor spaces are magical. Potted flowers and plants fill the courtyard. The heather was in full bloom and the honeybees were wild with delight. We looked forward to sharing our meals outside, especially in the evening when the patio lights created a wonderful ambience. We would spend hours just sitting by the table and then would go the upstairs patio to look at the stars.
Every day we took walks from the house. We mainly stayed on the roads, but never saw a car. The flowers, interesting insects, and expansive views to the sea were wonderful! It was so nice to walk in absolute quiet, except for the sound of a buzzing insect or goat bell.
Christopher and Rosa provided us with maps and lists of things to do. We headed their advice and were never disappointed. They had recommended a beach near the Assini Ruins and we spent three afternoons there. It is a small beach with chairs and umbrellas for rent, so there is respite from the sun. Also, we enjoyed three lovely meals at the taverna above the beach. Napflio is a very delightful town nearby with many great restaurants, historic sites, and a great seawall walk. The nearby village of Kasia is also nice for a good meal--very charming village. Mycenae and Epidaurus are an easy drive from the house too.
“Stone Retreat” is truly a special place. We felt so fortunate to be able stay there. Thank you, Christopher and Rosa, for sharing your home and giving us so many wonderful memories. We loved every moment of our stay and hope to return again one day.
The perfect stay
We have just left this property after a stay of sixteen nights. To say we are upset at leaving is an understatement.
The house is exceptional, with high quality fixtures and decorations. It had everything we needed and was clean and well-maintained. We are fussy about beds and bedding, but were very comfortable during our stay.
The region is brilliant, with both the seaside and the mountains close by. And it's so quiet! The loudest sounds we heard were the goats and goat-herders.
Driving to Vrousti from Athens airport was far easier than we expected and wasn't a problem after a lengthy flight.
While at this house, we enjoyed visiting the various archaeological sites and eating long lunches in seaside tavernas.
At times we had to work, but the good quality wi-fi made this easy. We could not receive mobile phone signals in the village, but could on the road to Argos.
Christopher and Rosa were excellent hosts and we look forward to seeing them again in the future.
Thank you so much Brenda and Terry! It was a pleassure to have you. Hope to see you again at Stone Retreat.
A true retreat in the Peloponnese countryside
We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while enjoying the culture, history and natural surroundings of this area. This is a true home, nestled into a small mountain village, with all of the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. From the welcoming basket of homemade marmalade, wine and herbs to the information on the house and local attractions the owners have paid attention to every detail. The garden patios are special as are the panoramic views and the tranquility of the site.
Warm words from wonderful guests. Thank you Kevin and Lori!
Our house is located in Vrousti, a hamlet nestled in the mountains of Argolida, one of the most important centers of Ancient Greece. The significant archaeological sites of Nemea and Mycenae, the ancient theatres of Argos and Epidaurus are all within easy reach. An extensive network of mountain footpaths starts from the village and hikers will enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area while cyclists will delight in exploring the numerous mountain roads and paths. The Venetian town of Nafplion, located at the apex of the Argolic gulf, offers a counterpoint to the peaceful rhythms of Vrousti with its delightful shops, wide variety of restaurants and buzzing nightlife. The area boasts a wide variety of excellent beaches with facilities for most water-sports and points of departure for the renowned Argo-Saronic islands of Hydra, Spetses and Poros. Argos, the nearest main town, apart from its historical interest, covers all shopping needs and includes an extensive farmer’s market twice a week.
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