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Luxury Villa With Sea And Mountain Views. Free Wi-Fi.

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Speaks English, French
People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Luxury Villa With Sea And Mountain Views. Free Wi-Fi.

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Pessada - GR32

Villa in Pesada, Kefalonia - Private Location, 2 Mins Walk To Secluded Sandy Cove

Villa Mandalay is a privately owned detached villa set in a Mediterranean garden with lemon, orange and olive trees, large BBQ area, sun terraces and balcony. Fabulous sea and mountain views. Five minutes walk to Pessada village. Two minutes walk to the rocks and secluded sandy beach (pictures above) ideal for sunbathing, crystal clear water perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Complementary free Wi-Fi is provided. Google maps co-ordinates: 38deg 06' 26" North, 20deg 35' 08" East.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Paul (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2015

About Paul

My name is Paul Yates, I'm self employed and live near York in rural North Yorkshire. I have been renting Villa Mandalay successfully with ownersdirect for the last 10 years. I've been visiting Kefalonia for the past 20 years and decided to buy Villa Mandalay in 2003. Your peace of mind can be assured dealing direct with an English owner.

Paul purchased this villa in 2003

Why Paul chose Pessada

I bought Villa Mandalay 12 years ago, situated just outside the quiet fishing village of Pessada, away from the crowds and tourist resorts. Just across the lane are the steps and path leading to a secluded sandy cove pictured above.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is on 3 floors, with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the top floor and the same on the lower floor, making it ideal for a two family holiday. Home from home, with free wi-fi, CD's, books and videos for the younger ones, there's everything from beach toys and loungers to cots and potties. Although villa Mandalay is in a quiet village, there are shops, bars, banks and good tavernas all within a short car drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'I just want to say that the week that we stayed in your villa was brilliant. We had such a good time and the villa was excellent, just what we needed. With the added bonus of Capelli, he was great, the kids loved him. I also want to thank you for your advice that you gave us before we went and for the info, it was most useful. If we go to Kefalonia again I know where we will be staying'.

'Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at 'Mandalay'. The girls loved it, and in particular the 'private' beach, a few locals after 3pm made it more of a social event as everyone was so friendly'.

'Just to let you know we had a wonderful time in Kefalonia!!

It was everything we wanted it to be and more. The best things were watching a Loggerhead turtle being born on the beach near the villa and the local Taverna which we ate at every night. We enjoyed our stay and Capelli came out to meet us for the first 2 days! Many thanks for all the info you sent to us, it came in very handy'.
Feb 2005
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Bathrooms2
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Reviews

4.8
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxury Villa With Sea And Mountain Views. Free Wi-Fi.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews
4

lovely villa, really helpful owner

  • 4 of 5

This is an excellently furnished villa, with lovely patios all around so there is always somewhere to sit. The owner was exceedingly helpful with advice which made our holiday so easy. The sea is so clear and allows great snorkling and swimming possibilities. We also really enjoyed the tortoise's company and seeing the giant turtles at Argostoli - well worth a visit. The children loved the huge selection of videos and the swimming equipment. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julia for your feedback. Best wishes to all.
Hampshire
5

Well Needed Break!!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful stay at Villa Mandalay! Everything you could think of was provided in the villa, really cleverly thought out. Good for dining in or 'alfresco' with a super BBQ area.

Great location with one of the best kept beaches of the island just a few minuets walk away.

Lovely restaurant nearby with comprehensive menus and a great welcome 'front of house'.

We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! Look forward to seeing you again at Villa Mandalay. Best wishes, Paul.
Ringwood, Hampshire
5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Villa Mandalay felt like home from home, very clean and tidy & perfectly located. The nearest beach, which is only a 5 minute walk away was deserted & it was like swimming in your own personal aquarium. Can't wait to return to this little piece of paradise. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Roger and Julie for your review. I have to agree the little beach is perfect especially when you have it all to yourselves. Hope to see you in the future at Villa Mandalay. Best wishes Paul.
5

Villa Manndalay

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, the most important requirement when considering a holiday of this type, is to have a firm trust and confidence in the owner of the property in which you wish to spend your holiday. Paul, it can only be said, fulfils this requirement in bounds. His knowledge of the location is excellent, his Villa is exactly as stated. It is in a fantastic and peaceful location with the small private coves within walking distance and yet not far from the town centre by car. There are a good number of fine restaurants close to the Villa. The Villa itself is spotless and set in a very private and well tendered garden. All in all, a GEM of a place in which we have had the pleasure to stay in for five memorable holidays and will be back again to Villa Mandalay as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and feedback David and Jean. It's much appreciated and always a pleasure to see you back at Villa Mandalay.
Leicestershire
5

2nd Visit this year!

  • 5 of 5

Once again we have returned from a delightful stay at Villa Mandalay and have already booked for next year! This is an ideal location for a relaxed holiday. With the Villa being like a home from home. Can't stress enough how clean and well maintained the Villa and gardens are. We have never been disappointed

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Leicestershire
5

Perfect holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

I have visited Villa Mandalay several times both as a family and as a couple and have had a wonderful holiday each time. Paul, the owner is very helpful and takes time to give very useful information and advice before visiting. The Villa is modern, immaculately clean and very well equipped. Spending time relaxing in the well kept gardens is idyllic. We feel very much at home at Mandalay. The little beach at the bottom of the steps is like paradise and rarely has one or two more people on it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review and thank you for being a regular at Villa Mandalay. I agree, the little cove is beautiful especially out of season when you can often have it to yourselves. Paul.

Location

Coast/Beach:

Just a few minutes walk to a secluded sandy cove (see photos). Kefalonia is known for its beautiful coastline, there are many gorgeous long stretches of beach and small sandy coves all within short driving distances.

Travel:

Car hire is recommended, you can prearrange your car to be waiting for you at the airport or I would be pleased to arrange it for you. The airport is a 15 minute drive from the villa. From Pessada you can take a day trip to Zante on the ferryboat.

Distances:

Pessada village is 5 minutes walk and the main shopping town is Argostoli which is 20 minutes by car or bus.

Further Details:

There is a good village shop and a restaurant in Pessada. Three supermarkets all within 15 minutes drive. The bakery and cake shop are at Peratata, 10 minutes drive. There is a good selection of tavernas in most of the surrounding villages and towns.

There are ATM's and banks where you can change money, buy most other things and enjoy nightlife in Argostoli which is the main shopping town, 20 minutes drive from Pessada.

Travliata (10 minutes) has a new modern ten pin bowling alley.

Water sports on the beach at Skala.

Motorboat hire is available at Skala, Argostoli and Fiskardo.

A trip to Mellisani Lake and the Drogorati Cave are worth a visit.

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Prices & Availability

From £495 Weekly

Prices for this holiday villa in Pessada, Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
1 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£665
 
 
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£795
 
 
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£665
 
 
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
1 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
7 night minimum stay
£495
 

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    Bookings are direct with the owner. A non refundable 20% deposit is paid at the time of booking and the balance paid 4 weeks prior to your holiday.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices for July and August 2015 have been held again for the seventh year running.
    Prices shown are per week with up to 4 people sharing.
    In April, May and October, additional £85 per extra person.
    June and September, additional £90 per extra person.
    July and August, additional £140 per extra person.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pessada in Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 Shower room, washbasin/vanity unit and WC. Bathroom 2 Shower room, washbasin/vanity unit and WC. 2 Hairdryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bedroom with french windows to sun terrace. TV. Bedroom 2: single bedroom French windows to balcony. Bedroom 3: kingsize double bedroom. Bedroom 4: kingsize double bedroom. All bedrooms have fans and mosquito nets over the beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation is on three floors two kingsize bedrooms, shower room 1, wc and laundry on the lower floor. Open plan living room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor. Double bedroom with sunterrace, single bedroom with balcony, shower room and wc on the first floor. Outside: Private, well stocked flower gardens all round, large brick built traditional Greek BBQ, sun terrace with large sunblind, outside dining tables and chairs, outside shower, lawned area with sun loungers and large parasol. Our tortoise has lived in the garden for many years, a favourite with the kids! Utility Room: Laundry/ storage room with ironing facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and linen are included, maid service is once a week. Midweek clean and linen change is optional.

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