|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
This glamorous villa in Lixouri is just 200m from Vatsa beach and a plethora of water sports. The villa boasts an acre of land and is surrounded by a beautifully-crafted stone wall extending from the main gates, with grounds featuring a gorgeous olive grove, a 400sqm stone-paved patio and a sparkling swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. The stunning balcony, perfect for a morning coffee or convivial evening meal, offers uninterrupted views of the sea and surrounding hills.
When you're done exploring the countryside or watching boats transiting the Ionian Sea from your balcony, retreat to air-conditioned comfort in the spacious and elegantly appointed living areas. Highlights include the tiled floors, a stone fireplace, stylish furniture and mod cons such as a flat-screen TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player, plus WiFi. A washing machine is also included for your convenience and the villa boasts aluminium windows and doors with fly screens.
The fully-equipped kitchen includes a fridge-freezer, oven, dishwasher, microwave and more. The dining table seats 6 but do take the time to dine on the furnished terrace or balcony and take in the spellbinding sunsets.
Up to 6 people can sleep soundly in the 3 bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and spacious, built-in wardrobes. One bedroom has a double bed and the others boast 2 single beds each. There are also 2 baby cots available on request, and the shared bathroom has a shower and WC.
Note: In Greece you cannot usually put paper in the toilet, however this modern villa has been designed so that paper can be flushed.
The double bedroom on the ground floor and the swimming pool patio have disabled facilities. Please note that the pool is not available during the Winter months.
End cleaning, linen, towels and Internet are included in the rental price.
A car is necessary to access the property. There is private parking on site and smoking is permitted outside only. The owners love pets and there is a 'resident' cat that visits often but no pets are allowed in the villa due to cleaning intricacies.
• The massive sea-view terrace
• The stunning, walled grounds
• The bright, spacious living spaces
We spent a wonderful week staying at the stunning Villa Vatsa in Kefalonia. This modern 3 bedroom villa is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Ionian sea, benefitting from 360° views, bordered by olive trees. It has its own private pool inset into the large patio area with seating under a covered porch. The internal space is beautifully furnished with all modern conveniences, including three en-suite bedrooms and a stylish kitchen.
A sanctuary of tranquillity the area around Vatsa beach is very secluded with beautiful unspoilt beaches, stunning scenery and is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday away from the stresses of modern life. The sky at night is a wonder to behold and if you have not seen the stars without any light pollution then it is worth a visit for this alone.
There are a few local tavernas within easy walking distance providing excellent food and wine where the staff could not be more helpful and friendly. Our nearest taverna, Captain Nikolas, only 50m from the villa, even helped us with our shopping and could not have extended us more hospitality.
There is also the Spiros taverna which is located actually on the beach and the Remetzo tavern, a short 10 minute walk. Both of which we are happy to recommend.
Costas the owner was a pleasure to deal with and even though he was over in the UK during our stay took the time to phone us personally.
We had a wonderful time and came back fully relaxed. If you want a holiday with a true taste of Greece away from the noise and bustle of a modern resort then this is the place for you. We cannot recommend the Villa Vatsa highly enough and will definitely be returning if we can.
Our only advice would be that due to the secluded nature of the location a hire car would be of definite benefit.
The London Family
Set on the peninsula of Paliki on the island of Kefalonia, this brilliant villa sits 5km outside the town of Lixouri and just 200m from the amazing Vatsa and Vrahinari beaches.
The town of Lixouri has a 5 star resort and spa at Xi beach. In addition to pristine beaches, turquoise waters and myriad water sports, the area features many exciting caves, churches and historic monuments to explore. It is also known for its monasteries, and activities on offer nearby include sailing, jet-skiing, paragliding, mountaineering, fishing, mountain biking and horse riding.
The region's gastronomic highlights include amazing seafood, pies filled with local meat or cheese, and Kefalonian sweets. Prices here are more reasonable than elsewhere on the island, and we recommend dining at The Captain's Table, just 100m from the villa. The nearest Carrefour supermarket is 5 km away on the road to Lixouri. Your host has also created a manual for the villa with much helpful local information.
*Plus compulsory or optional charges based on actual occupancy or consumption. The payment has to be made in the currency offered by the property manager, before use of conversion tool. Payments in other currencies have to be negotiated beforehand with the property manager. The currency conversion tool is provided for your convenience only and is non-binding.