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Exclusive, Secluded, Luxury, Sea Views, Outdoor Cinema, Chef, Croquet, HEAVEN!!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Stunning Private Oasis of Outstanding Beauty.

E.O.T. License No. 0458K92000421701

Main House Accommodation

Completed to the highest standard in July 2012 Villa Kalliste is arguably one of the best Villas in Kefalonia. If seclusion, peace and indulgence are your priorities, you will find them in abundance at Villa Kalliste meaning villa ‘most beautiful’

Ground Floor: large tiled open plan, lounge, dining and kitchen area complete with feature LED lighting, finest Jimmy Possum Australian furnishings and other high quality soft furnishings, 46 inch Samsung smart TV, blue ray DVD player, wireless internet, sound system, air conditioning, large well equipped luxury Alno kitchen with granite bench tops, and German appliances including double fridge/freezer. Single bedroom with adjacent ground floor powder room, Large double bedroom with king size bed and luxury en-suite.

First Floor: Master bedroom with king-size bed and wall to ceiling tiled luxury en-suite (finished with Italian accessories) and two large furnished balconies (1 private).

2nd double/twin bedroom with super king size bed (may be configured as 2 singles), luxury en-suite and large furnished balcony. Sleeps 7

Guest House Accommodation- with fully equipped Stosa kitchen and German appliances, luxury bathroom, large separate double bedroom with super king size bed which may be configured as two twins. Full air conditioning, Italian paved outdoor dining area overlooking landscaped gardens. Separate laundry and additional outside WC. Sleeps 2

Other Features

• 15m x 5 m fully tiled mosaic infinity pool with 4 jet Jacuzzi

adjacent to magnificent paved area, pool shower

• Large Croquet and Boules lawn over-looking the Ionian sea

• two separate quality paved outdoor dining/lounge areas

complete with luxury travertine, granite and marble finishes

and Designer Guild upholstery

• large decked outdoor undercover entertainment area, with

wi fi, sound system and outdoor cinema. Suitable for

wedding receptions

• outdoor stainless steel kitchen with granite work bench

including fridge, sink and 6 burner Weber gas BBQ

• Fully landscaped gardens to highest specifications

including orangeries

• Solar heating and Eco friendly design

More Details

Vincent and Denise O'Brien
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Vincent and Denise O'Brien

Vincent and Denise O'Brien fell in love with Kefalonia on a trip from Australia in 2007. In 2010 they bought a boutique villa in Kaligata and then started work on building their dream villa, Villa Kalliste in Kleismata. They now divide their time between Australia, Kefalonia and the UK. They recently married and entertained over 50 overseas visitors at Villa Kalliste on its completion in June 2012!

Vincent and Denise O'Brien purchased this villa in 2012

Why Vincent and Denise O'Brien chose Livathou

Having searched long and hard for the perfect spot to build a dream villa, the delightful friendly village of Kleismata was found with its breathtaking views of Mt. Ainos, St Georges castle, Zakynthos, the sparkling Ionian sea, vineyard and olive groves, Complete perfection!

What makes this villa unique

Villa Kalliste takes the WOW factor to a new level with its stunning views, complete rural immersion, privacy and calming almost spiritual qualities. You need not actually leave the villa as everything you could wish for is at hand, Personal in house chefs, massage, large infinity pool, jacuzzi, croquet, boules, outdoor cinema and private guest house to accommodate any help you may wish to bring with you. However should you wish to explore the magnificent island a private chauffeur or your own private yacht or kayaks can be arranged.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Livathou in Kefallonia Regional Unit

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
    Bathroom 7 -
  • All 4 luxury bathrooms are state of the art fully, tiled floor to ceiling and contain highest quality Italian accessories The powder room in the main house acts as a mini bathroom to Bedroom 2. In addition to an indoor toilet in the guest house there is also an outdoor toilet suitable for pool guests
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Room 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Main House 3 King size bedrooms( or 2 King size and 1 twin) and 1 single bedroom N.B. Bedroom 4 can be configured as two singles. Sleeps 7 Guest House 1 King size bedroom or 1 twin - can be configured as two singles Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Full chef services, massage services and chauffeur services are available on request. Full wedding/special occasion event and planning service available.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

A very special villa...

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to secure the beautiful Villa Kalliste for our wedding and enjoyed every minute of our week's stay. Vincent and Denise were wonderfully warm and welcoming hosts. They were extremely attentive to all our needs. Paul and Sara too were lovely and made sure we were comfortable throughout our stay. Needless to say, Villa Kalliste is even more stunning than the already beautiful photos! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this very special place. One of Kefalonia's many gems!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Tara and Chris. You and your family group were lovely and we wish you well in your married life together. We are sure Kefalonia will always be in your hearts. We hope we see you back here some day in the future!
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A beautiful villa in a fabulous location

  • 3 of 5

This was the forth year running that we had our spent our one week summer holiday in this villa and always near the end of the season when the temperature is in the lower 30's and more bearable. Our groups have varied in size from 5 to 8 people.

The villa and facilities on site have everything that you could wish for and we have got to the know the owners and managers over the years.

Days were spent visiting local beaches, lazing around the pool and cooking and eating gorgeous fresh food especially the locally caught fish of all varieties.

Last year we could tell there was an element of tension between the owners and managers which we put down to it being at the end of the season.

This year the tension was there again on arrival.

We saw more of the managers this year due to

a) some freakish weather meaning there was a lot of storm debris to clear up, which was done immaculately.

b) they joined us for a wedding anniversary celebration one evening

On this occasion opinions were shared. Later in the week we found ourselves embroiled in more tension.

I am sure as it is now the end of the season, these issues will be successfully resolved in time for next season so that guests can have a hassle free holiday in this stunning, idyllic villa.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of beautiful Villa Kalliste and your ongoing support for the past four years. With regard to the 'tensions' you mentioned, we and our long term property managers (our dear friends), are completely baffled by your comments! We all pride ourselves in our professional working relationship at all times. We have just returned from our annual end of season weekend in Fiscardo and enjoyed a marvelous time together! We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
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Beautiful house, breathtaking views, great service

  • 5 of 5

Wow - the property was evening more stunning than the pictures suggested! The location perched overlooking the countryside leading to the sea was stunning.

The location, despite being rural, was very accessible to beaches and restaurants in the south of the island.

The house is modern, clean and wonderfully maintained by the managers (Paul and Sara) but we spent most of the time enjoying the outside space.

The pool, croquet lawn and the outside projector screen (for watching DVDs) were popular with everyone, but the evenings relaxing on the covered terrace as the sun set were particularly enjoyed by the adults.

Viva's cooking was delicious and a great treat. Breakfasts prepared to order at amazing speed (always with a smile) was a great start to the day and then lunch/dinner always seemed to keep four adults and five children happy!

From the warm greeting when we arrived at the airport to the escort to the port and airport at the end of the week everything was perfect. The owners (Denise and Vin) made great recommendations on restaurants, beaches and things to do. They helped with car hire, reservations and to arrange a wonderful day out by boat. They were also able to organise our transfer by boat and taxi to our hotel on neighbouring Zakynthos at the end of the week. Paul also offered to drive if we went out in the evenings.

The level of service was similar to being in a 5 Star hotel but with the added benefit of being in a home!

We would all recommend the location, the house and services that it offered.

Thank you for an amazing week!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully designed property

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Vin, Denise and their crew were incredibly accommodating in every way. The property is elegantly designed with all the amenities one could desire. We would absolutely stay again and highly recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful villa in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

A great start to our holiday being met by our friendly hosts at the airport who helped to organise hire cars and led us the scenic route back to the villa after a hugely appreciated lunch stop at a beautiful and authentic restaurant by the sea. Villa Kalliste is modern and very clean with everything you could wish for. The real wow factor comes with the outside space and the amazing views. It was incredibly hot when we visited but with air con everywhere, plenty of beautiful shady spots in the grounds and the most pristine swimming pool ever, it was never a problem. The housekeeping staff were very helpful but also discreet. It would be a very quiet holiday indeed without a car which is needed for just about everything, especially in mid summer heat, but we found the local villages and restaurants to be of consistently high quality and always cheerful service. We also found the most lovely snorkelling beach a 5 minute (and 10 minute walk) away. The perfect start to many perfect days. A really lovely holiday enjoyed by us all.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind review. Yes, you certainly had a heat wave and glad you all coped so well! You were wonderful guests and we really enjoyed meeting you all. Hopefully the two families will reunite for another trip in the future! Also, we are delighted you sampled some of the local tavernas. Kefalonia, as you say, has such fresh, delicious food and it's one of the reasons we live here! We also received an email from the skipper of the motor cruiser you chartered for the day remarking on what lovely guests you were. Thank you again! Denise and Vin
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Beautiful, peaceful, super well-appointed villa

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin to describe Villa Kalliste, its gracious owners and super helpful staff? From the initial inquiry to the final check out and everywhere in between, Vin and Denise were gracious and helpful. Their property managers, Sara and Paul, were so professional and accommodating and their concierge, Clair, an absolute delight. We also had Viva cook for us and love, love, love both Viva and her glorious cooking. Her food was fresh and made to our picky (gluten free, vegetarian for various people in our group...meat for others) tastes. On to the villa itself...everything is absolutely perfect. From the sound system by the pool (just plug in your phone for your playlist!) to the full kitchen, to the separate pool house (with mini kitchen too!), screens on every door and window so the breezes come in and the bugs stay out (there is AC too if you need it) to the spacious closets and bathrooms so you really can move in while you are there (they are lucky to get us was so tempting to stay!) We loved the island too, of course, and Paul drove us to the other side one day and we took a super fun boat ride that Vin and Denise recommended. I recommend this villa 1000% and hope that you have an amazing time there!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your lovely review. It is very gratifying! We are delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday so much and that we had a chance to get to know you and to learn about San Francisco from the children! Mark, we were extremely impressed with you running ability and so glad you found numerous hiking tracks to train on for your marathon! We were also delighted that you took the opportunity to explore Kefalonia and Ithaca whilst you were here! We know it's a very long way from SF to Kefalonia but we hope to see you all again one day! We have passed on your kind comments to the team!
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Paliolinos, Klismata
Car: necessary

Full E.O.T. License. Completed to the highest standard in June 2012 Villa Kalliste is arguably one of the best villas in Kefalonia. If seclusion, peace and indulgence are your priorities, you will find them in abundance at Villa Kalliste meaning Villa ‘most beautiful.’ Tucked in the south west corner of the island in a spectacular rural setting is Villa Kalliste in the charming village of Klismata. Close to sandy coves and beaches (many naturist), extensive hillside walking tracks, quaint villages, vineyards and olive groves and charming tavernas, yet only a 15 minute drive from the sophistication and action of Argostoli, you will find this peaceful haven to fall in love with. Enjoy a sunset cocktail at your local Avithos Beach Bar, take a scenic coastal drive to the world famous Mirtos Beach, explore the most picturesque of all Greek villages, Assos with its Venetian fortress or simply soak up the endless Aeolian sun at Villa Kalliste, the choice is yours. And, if you are looking for the most perfect wedding location away from it all, look no further! Villa Kallsite takes, the Wow Factor to a new level with its stunning views, complete rural immersion, privacy and calming almost spiritual qualities. You need not actually leave the villa as everything you could wish for is at hand, personal in house chefs, massage, large infinity pool, jacuzzi, croquet, boules, outdoor cinema and private guest house to accommodate any help you may wish to bring with you. However should you wish to explore the magnificent island a private chauffeur or your own private yacht or kayaks can be arranged. Mountain bikes and a personal trainer are also available if you feel in the mood. Assistance with private plane and helicopter charter.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Livathou, Europe

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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15 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £445.27

• These rates include housekeeping service, meet and greet service, full concierge services and welcome pack.
• In-house chef available for 600 -750 Euro per week (or daily rate by arrangement)
Payment Terms and Conditions:
• 30% non refundable deposit required to secure all bookings
• Balance required 10 weeks prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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