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Villa Gioia - Private Garden

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Katastari - Villa Gioia

110 sq.m. - 2 Bedrooms - Sleeps 4 - 1.8Km away from the beach

A wonderful mediterranean art villa with a private patio and a romantic garden. Ideal for relaxation, giving a real insight into the traditional Greek lifestyle. If you are looking for peace and quiet as well as getting in touch with nature, look no further!

Surrounded by olive oil trees and blooming flowers offering you the opportunity to recharge your batteries and return home as a new person!

Located at the center of Katastari village, only 1.8Km away from the famous Alykes beach where you can find almost anything you need!

Google map location: 37.832093, 20.757774

General Description

The house is decorated with attention to detail and classic furnishings, folk art objects and embroideries.

The combination of wood and stone exudes an intimate atmosphere that makes it a real home away from home. Spend your time to the fairy garden or head to the lovely beaches.

Excellent choice for a romantic stay for couples or families looking for a value for money accommodation.

Features

The villa consists of a large living room, a dining area, 2 bedrooms (one master bedroom with a double bed, one standard bedroom with two single beds), a bathroom, a wc with shower and a well equipped kitchen.

Opening the balcony doors of the living room you will face a wonderful stone built private patio which leads to a lovely and romantic garden. Perfect for drinking your morning coffee or having a nice lunch! Also, you can read a book among the trees or just stare at the stars on a peaceful summer night.

Extra Features

•Iron and ironing board

•Independent air-conditioning system (living room, bedrooms)

•Fireplace

•Refrigerator-freezer, oven, espresso machine, electric grill, toaster

•Washing machine

•Stereo system

•Free WiFi service

•Mini BBQ

•Outdoor shower

•Parking area

The house is delivered perfect and clean with linen and towels. If you stay more than 7 days we will provide you a free cleaning per week. Additional cleaning is charged extra.

Extra beds can be provided upon request.

Local Area

Just a short walk from the house (150m away), you will find the local mini market, the farmacy, the bakery, the police station, a local grill restaurant and a tobacco store.

The nearest health center is 3.7 Km away.

The nearest bus station is 50m away.

The nearest beach is 1.8Km away (15 min walk).

The nearest restaurant is 150m away.

Katastari is the largest village of Zakynthos located 17km north west of Zakynthos Town. It is a picturesque settlement surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It is built amphitheatrically aside the main road offering a fantastic view to the sea. The village preserves its traditional character and natural beauty. Close to Katastari is the 17th century monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos, from this point you get superb views to Alykes. One of teh closest villages is Pigadakia, you can also reach on foot. There is also a folklore museum with an interesting collection of things, like silver plates, embroidery, sewing machines, traditional furniture and agricultural tools. Source: (website hidden)

Extra Info: All the lower land of Katastari was left for agricultural use only. From this the name Katastari was founded as Katastari in Greek literally means "lower wheat fields" and the lowest part of Katastari which was Alykes was deserted for many years.

Nearby places worth visiting: Xigia beach, Helmi’s natural history museum, Boat trips to shipwreck (from Alykes), Blue Caves, Makris Gialos, Porto Vromi beach, Limnionas beach.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Christine - Nikos
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016
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About Christine - Nikos

Kalimera from Greece! We are Nikos & Christina and we live in Zakynthos, the green island of poetry, of song and love, the native land of D. Solomos and A.Kalvos, the "ideal" destination of any traveler with an exploring mind.

We enjoy travelling and meeting new people from around the world. We want to share our knowledge and love for Zakynthos with our guests!

Looking forward to seeing you in Zakynthos soon!

Christine - Nikos purchased this villa in 2014

Why Christine - Nikos chose Zakynthos (Zante)

A wonderful mediterranean art villa with a private patio and a romantic garden. Ideal for relaxation, giving a real insight into the traditional Greek lifestyle. If you are looking for peace and quiet as well as getting in touch with nature, look no further.

What makes this villa unique

The house is decorated with attention to detail and classic furnishings, folk art objects and embroideries. The combination of wood and stone exudes an intimate atmosphere that makes it a real home away from home.

Spend your time to the fairy garden or head to the lovely beaches.

Excellent choice for a romantic stay for couples or families looking for a value for money accommodation.

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Villa Gioia - Private Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife stayed here for our honeymoon. We met up with Nikos and he had a card with a bottle of wine to congratulate and welcome us. He also gave us a rundown of things to do on the island that proved to be invaluable as we went about our week. The cottage was spacious, quiet, and very non-touristy (it is nestled in a quiet village away from most of the tourists). In a nutshell, it was perfect for us and what we were looking for. The garden was beautiful and I spent quite a bit of time there when I was "home". I couldn't help but look around and say, "wow, I'm in Greece!" The cottage is very close to Alykes Beach which has plenty of shopping, restaurants, and other excursions you can book. It is also a great central location for those looking to explore the entirely of the island.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful country cottage

  • 5 of 5

We just came from Zakynthos and wanted to share the experience we had.

We booked Gioia cottage which is a quiet & beautifuly decorated with mediterranian art, has stone walls, fireplace , beautiful kitchen and also a patio and garden with outdoor shower. The owners Nikos and Christine kept in touch since we booked online until we got there which was really nice.when we arrived they put some music in the background and explained how everything around the house works

The location is perfect as is in the middle of the island so easy drive to the blue caves/ navagio beach/xigia/kampi etc all located to the north of the island, also 20 min away from zakynthos town . Alykes/alykanas is just about 2 km from the villa if you need local supermarket or a nice meal at paradisiako taverna or a decent selection of restaurants.

We would recommend Gioia villa to anyone who wants to relax after a day on the beach , we will be booking again next year

Marcel&Jennifer

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind words are the best reward for us. We would love to have you back at any given time!
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5

Very nice place to visit. Would recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property, very good hosts. Location was perfect for us, but would recommend some transport (I would suggest a scouter, not a car). 15 min walking distance to the beachfront street with bars, restaurants, rentals, etc. (Alykes beach) 5 min to the nearest shop. The house itself is very beautiful and cozy. Looks exactly like on photos. Everything was working (we did not try the fireplace - so don't know if it works). Water heater works perfectly, not a single problem with cold or hot water. Garden is bit smaller than it appears on the photos, but we loved it (actually the best part of the house - we spent most of the time there) The village, property is located at, is quiet and very Greek (it is not very small - you can find anything you need there), which was what we were looking for. If you want to party - Alykes beach can offer a lot of options. Hosts - Nikos and Christine are very helpful (if they will offer you a visit - don't miss the opportunity). And the best part is the island itself. Do not go the single beach more than 1 time - go to a different one every day :)

P.S. - Nikos and Christine! Thank you for the perfect holidays!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Très cosy

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine en famille; le jardin est magnifique et reposant - les enfants ont adoré.

La maison est décorée avec goût et est parfaite pour 4 personnes. Elle est idéalement située proche des commerces et des plages et sur la route pour explorer le nord de l'île.

Merci à Nikos et Christine pour leurs conseils attentionnés et pour toute la documentation à disposition.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Zakynthos airport
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Zakynthos port
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Greek Tavern
Nearest Beach
1.8 Kilometres
Alykes
Car: recommended

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Katastari, Zakynthos (Zante)

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
 
Low
28 Apr 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£275
for 3 nights
From
£83
 
 
Mid
16 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£235
for 2 nights
From
£105
 
 
High
16 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£276
for 2 nights
From
£125
 
 
Mid
4 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£341
for 3 nights
From
£105
 
 
Low
2 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£275
for 3 nights
From
£83
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£250
for 3 nights
From
£75
£547
£2,127
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £25

Linen and towels are provided
Private parking
Free WiFi

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Katastari on Ionian Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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