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Stunning Views Of Spartia Bay & Mt. Aenos In Secluded Setting

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 X Double Rooms. 3 x En-Suite. Pool. Great bay & mountain views

Villa Minos is an elegant, spacious, secluded villa, on the outskirts of the village of Spartia in Kefalonia. It is at the end of a little farm road, a walk or a short drive to the nearest beach and enjoys stunning panoramic mountain and sea views.

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Spartia is a quaint village, blessed with charm, character and charisma. The village has a couple of of tavernas and two small grocery stores.

As you leave the village on the beach road, a narrow farm track leads you through an area of olive groves to the splendid Villa Minos, an exceptionally comfortable and well furnished home.

A number of striking features materialise as you approach. Bold colours that really make the house stand out – yellow ochre painted walls contrast brightly with the rich burgundy tones of the louvred shutters. On arrival the eye is drawn to the stunning, vibrant hues of the surrounding landscape. Clear blue sky, deep blue seas, sparkling clear water in the swimming pool, rich, green rural tranquillity and the dramatic, craggy back-drop of Kefalonia’s Mount Aenos.

The large inviting swimming pool is surrounded by a wide paved terrace which is both secluded and open to the amazing views. The front of the house has a delightful shaded “wrap around” veranda, ideal for “alfresco” living and afternoon naps on a sun lounger!

The style and design of the interior is an eclectic blend of modern comfort with traditional materials such as hardwood, chiselled stone, marble and wrought iron. The spacious, open-plan lounge and dining area has large sliding doors that allow the light and view to flood in. A beautiful custom made hardwood kitchen is equipped to satisfy the most discerning chef, or equally to provide bacon sandwiches for a morning after the night before.

Adjacent to the lounge is an attractive bedroom, with direct access to the terrace and swimming pool, which is handy for anyone who enjoys a quick dip in the pool before breakfast. An attractive marble staircase leads up to a landing with a view! Doors and windows lead straight out onto the wide sun terrace that adorns the front of the building, as do the two bedrooms on the first floor. Both of these have their own private balconies as well as en-suite bathrooms. The fourth bedroom is a discreet annex, set amidst the vineyard, approximately 40 meters from the main house. Self contained, with its own en-suite bathroom tea kitchen, and patio with the same delightful views, it can double as the perfect 'honeymoon suite'.

More Details

Owner
Villa Minos
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Livathou in Cephalonia

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs bathroom doubles up as guest toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Part of self contained cottage
  • Excellent modern fittings & finishes throughout.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , En-Suite upstairs, sea & mountain views. Pvt Veranda
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , En-Suite upstairs, sea & mountain views. Pvt Veranda
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Opens out onto pool & patio area
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Within a self-contained cottage in the vineyard
  • All with air conditioning. Wake up to stunning sea & mountain views. Three of the bedrooms have private verandahs, the fourth has direct access to the patio & pool area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Stunning Views Of Spartia Bay & Mt. Aenos In Secluded Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Kefalonia in comfort

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 10 nights. This is our second visit to Villa Minos and it was as good, if not better, than we remember. The villa itself feels very well located and is perfect if you want privacy. The balcony gives spectacular views of the night sky after dark and during the day you can see across to the surrounding islands. The poolside is very well maintained and is not slippery when wet. This is a massive bonus when you have small children!, Views of the sea and Mt Ainos are clear and beautiful from the pool. The poolside shower didn't work but we didn't ask Angelos to fix it as it was of little importance. The "Granny Annex" as we called it, housed my mother very well too. She loved the privacy and the little sitting area at the front. It was secluded so she could have a "cuppa" early on, watching the sun climb over Mt Ainos, without the grandkids knowing she was up! Another bonus. WiFi was excellent, Netflix was available too, which was good for the kids when they needed to relax before bed. The bedrooms are good sized with excellent aircon. The beds are big and comfy too. The bathrooms looked like they could do with a bit of TLC. Nothing major, just a bit of grout missing here and there. The villa was very new when we stayed here previously and was immaculate, as you'd expect. The painting in the living room was patchy which suggests it been touched up in places but who cares, you aren't there for the colour scheme!!! I only mention it for accuracy. The bug screens were a godsend but you cant escape the mosquitos in Kefalonia. Get some bite treatment while you're there. Its better than the English bought stuff. Also, use the local shops in Spartia, The owners are great and the stuff is usually cheaper or equivalently priced to the bigger stores. In my opinion, they add to the experience of Kefalonia. We love this Villa. Angelos and his wife are lovely, genuine people. A welcome basket on arrival and the offer of collection from the airport, to the villa or just help with the luggage was offered, an extra local cake was provided when we reported the hot water hadn't been switched on in the annex. I wouldn't hesitate to go back and I cant recommend this property and its owners with 100% confidence. We will definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Oliver thanks for the feedback! So happy you had a memorable time and we really appreciate the detailed review! We will certainly look at the shower grouting in the next week whilst the villa is free. The outdoor shower just needs a little patience and some "tweaking" it only has cold water (who needs hot when the outdoor temp is > 35 celsius?) and one of the taps is attached to a "dead-line / hot feed" You are welcome back anytime! We are looking to develop on the property next to Minos - looking for a shareholder :-) Regards Angelos
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5

Fabulous luxurious holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

Angeles and Helen have provided a beautiful villa where guests can enjoy a luxurious holiday. The villa is well equipped and maintained to a very high standard. Everything is there that you might need including their own olive oil and salad veges and herbs in the garden. Short wall to the beach and stunning views across to the mountain and out to sea.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Linda Hope to see you guys again in Kefalonia and possibly Villa Minos Regards Angelos & Helen
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5

Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic

Everything about our holiday at Villa Minos was perfect. Direct flight from London to Kefalonia on Easy Jet and a short drive to the villa. The house itself is beautiful & spacious (even better than the photos ) with high quality mod-cons and finished to a very high standard. (I understand the owners built it with the intention of living there before deciding to rent it out).

The garden and pool area are magical and completely private with uninterrupted 180 degree views across the island and the ocean.

The closest beach is very pretty and within walking distance, although hiring a car is a must for exploring the island's incredible beaches, picturesque villages and dramatic landscapes. Myrtos Beach, Asos & Fiskardo are absolute musts.

Villa Minos is located in the small village of Spartia, which has a couple of restaurants and a convenience store. However, Argostoli, (the island's capital) is a short drive away and offers good shopping and plenty of buzzing nightlife.

When we weren't out exploring and sampling delicious Greek cuisine, we could be found wallowing in the sparkling blue pool, soaking up the view and enjoying our very own piece of paradise.

Can't recommend it highly enough - we've already booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Anthony So happy you enjoyed your stay! Repeat visitors are always a pleasure - we will be in the village for the best part of next season, so hope to meet you and your party during that stay Vangelis
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5

A beautiful, relaxing spot!

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful property and stunning view of the ocean! Located close enough to the sea as well as to the local central areas, definitely walk-able distance to both which was useful for us without cars. Everything you need is provided and well looked after. Very impressed and would go back in a flash!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Katherine Glad you enjoyed your stay - Hope to welcome you back there one day Regards Angelos
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5

Magnificent luxury holiday home at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! there are no better ways to describe this magnificent luxury holiday home. It is clean, beautiful and well located in the town of Spartia, Kefalonia. A couple of my friends and I visited the house last year to celebrate my birthday, and celebrate we did. There was one large inside dinning room table and one large outside table which saw many feasts had over our week stay. The pool is really big and great, there is even a step that is the length of the pool and allowed for us to have cocktails while looking out at the sea, I mustn't forget the outside bar area which also came in handy for our celebrations. The beach is situated not too far away and is a comfortable walk. On the way back there are some hills but you'll be grateful for the pool at the house when you get back and can dive in. Our party was quite big and so we also used the outside cottage which sleeps two with an ensuite bathroom and its own little kitchen, something for us to remember for next time if a couple would like to be separate but close to the house. All in all we had a lovely stay and look forward to returning for another visit! My best part was the outside shower which overlooks the sea, priceless.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Gina - so happy that you ad your friends had a great stay Hope to see you there again soon! Regards Vangelis
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Absolut perfect for a big family.

  • 5 of 5

PARDON !

This review can not be good enough.

From the arrival at the airport by a well-organized Peter (one of the owner’s brother) to the second we left Villa Minos, it really has been a fantastic experience.

Traveling with 4 generations – the oldest 84 years and the youngest 4½ years old, it is quite a challenge to find a place that is good enough to meet everyone's needs.

VILLA MINOS is the place. The house is absolutely perfect. Nice kitchen with all facilities, perfect rooms with separate bathrooms for each room. We have fully utilized the house. We can’t say that anything is missing – towels for the pool/beach, garlic press, blender, hand mixer, ice machine – you name it. It’s there.

Access to fresh vegetables like spring onions, tomatoes and aubergines from the kitchen garden. Hedge with bay leaves. Herbs in abundance that we could just use.

The house was so clean and tidy that it can’t be described.

The location is perfect if you want peace and quiet.

Silence with formidable view of the olive grove and the sea.

Fantastic sunrise over the mountains. Beautiful sunsets.

Absolutely incredible night sky with stars, etc.

A minimum of "silly" tourists.

The smell of lavender and laurel.

Friendly and wonderful staff.

Dear Helen and Angelos. You can be very proud of your VILLA MINOS. Everything is so perfect.

We hope we will have the opportunity to visit your wonderful house again some time in the future. Our daughters said when we left: "It has been the best vacation we've ever had".

Many loving and kind regards from the whole Adelvard family.

Kim and Susanne

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Kefalonia International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Waterway, Spartia beach
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Pesada
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Tavernas in Spartia Village / Spartia beach
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Spartia
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Livathou, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,649
for 7 nights
£2,649
 
 
End season
16 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,370
for 7 nights
£1,370
 
 
Early season
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,507
for 7 nights
£1,507
 
 
Earlysummer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,599
for 7 nights
£1,599
 
 
Mid-Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,878
for 7 nights
£2,878
 
 
End of summer
11 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,370
for 7 nights
£1,370
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,736
for 7 nights
£1,736
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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