My husband and I were both Kefalonia virgins. We'd also never been on a 'villa' holiday before, so we weren't quite sure what to expect.
I can safely say that our stay far, far exceeded our expectations.
Absolute 5 star luxury. The photographs don't do it justice, I promise you. On arrival, we were astounded by just how perfect it was. I normally stay in 5 star hotels (mainly on business, unfortunately) and this place stood head and shoulders above most of the hotels I've experienced. It's bright, airy, modern (but comfortable), fully equipped (with Sky+ and a cracking outside BBQ)...and also completely spotless. We didn't even see as much of the island as we had intended because we couldn't bare to leave the villa.
Most of our time was spent relaxing by the infinity pool or having gin and tonic on the balcony. Eating breakfast and supper looking out onto the ocean (the view will floor you) are memories we will cherish for many years to come. Big double showers and marble bathrooms also helped make it feel like an indulgent luxury.
Kefalonia is a very beautiful place and I can honestly say it has it all. If you want to relax by your own private pool, drinking in the sun and enjoying the villa, you can. If you want to spend time on one of the worlds most beautiful beaches (Myrtos rated 5th in the world) you can. If you want to shop at local markets, take in a coffee, an ice cream or just a walk along the port - it's all there. The restaurants are great and the people are lovely. My husband and I are in our early thirties...and while we like to relax - we also like a bit of fun - so we found a very hip cocktail bar, got dressed up and enjoyed one too many mojitos.
John and Claire were nothing short of fantastic. Communication pre and during the booking was faultless and you really felt like their priority was ensuring you had the most perfect holiday. It was a pleasure giving them our business.
Value for money
If you're looking for a very relaxing, luxurious, sun baked holiday then I urge you to book this villa. In the current economic climate, it was extremely affordable, but still felt like a treat. We even came home with money left over because we spent most of our time in the villa.
We cannot recommend this villa highly enough. It has everything and it really was a holiday of a lifetime. Completely stress-free and without any hiccups or hassles.