4 large bedrooms, all en-suite, sea and mountain views, large private pool.
About Melanie O'Neill
We are Peter and Melanie and our UK base is South Wales. We fell in love with Greece, and more specifically with the beautiful island of Lefkada back in 2000 on a sailing holiday. We vowed to return and in 2007 we purchased the land that our villa now sits on. As we were involved with the build from the very beginning, we have been able to input a lot of our own ideas, and Katerina (named after eldest daughter), is definitely a labour of love. We have tried to make the villa feel like a home, where people can unwind and relax. We hope that you decide to choose Villa Katerina as your holiday destination, as we would like to introduce you to this extraordinary island with its history and culture, friendly Lefkadians and beautiful scenery. For those of you that have visited Lefkáda before then - 'welcome back'!
Melanie O'Neill purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Melanie O'Neill chose Ellomeno
We purchased the land due to its fantastic location and spectacular views. We wanted privacy, but didn't want to be too remote that we had to jump into the car too often. Geni is a small friendly community, a mix of Greeks and other nationalities. However, if you want to sample town life, Nidri is only a 10 minute car journey away. Here are a large selection of assorted shops, bars, taverna's, clubs most of which look across the harbour to the neighbouring islands. Nidri takes on a different feel once the sun goes down, and the holiday makers come out to play. A happy and vibrant feel, all generations enjoying the balmy summer nights.
What makes this Villa unique
SUN ALL DAY The local geography means that some locations in the shadow of the mountains 'lose' the sun in the afternoon. But not Geni! Villa Katerina is bathed in sun from early morning until late into the evening. Light cooling afternoon breezes are also a feature of the area. NO DRINK-DRIVE ISSUES : GREAT TAVERNAS WITHIN COMFORTABLE WALKING DISTANCE We are one of only a few select properties that can boast a good selection of 5 taverna's within walking distance plus the Greek version of a corner shop. There's no need to use the car in the evening. EASY ACCESS TO THE SEA If you fancy hiring a yacht, or you own one yourself there is nearby public access to Vlicho Bay where you can drop anchor and row ashore. It is then a short 5 minute walk back to the villa.
No smoking No glass around the pool (for safety) Please - turn off aircon when leaving room - it is very efficient and cools the rooms very quickly so no need to leave on) Please - avoid sitting on interior furniture in wet clothes after swimming Please - shower before entering pool (this prevents a build up of sun cream residue around the water's edge) Please - use the towels and covers provided with the loungers (otherwise sun cream stains the fabric) Thank you
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A great villa. The views are beautiful.
The housecoat beautiful, well equipped and very welcoming.
Denise the house agent is a great person and was a big help...
we were a family of 6 people and everyone had the best time at villa Katerina
We can’t praise Villa Katerina enough!!! It is so beautiful inside and out with a view to die for!
Our second trip and it won’t be our last. We love everything about Melanie and Peter’s stunning home. This is a great place for adults who want to totally relax around the very private pool, but be able to walk to 5 waterside restaurants. There are many steps so probably not great for small children or the elderly however the villa’s elevation provides the most wonderful views and peace and quiet. We love it!
Thank you for your great review. It was lovely to welcome you back for your second stay, and we’re very happy to hear that we’ll be seeing you again for future holidays.
A great week
We have had an amazing holiday, villa is home from home with everything you could ever need. Pool was great with amazing views across the bay and golfers sun all day. Would definitely recommend staying here, I even used the bath!
Thank you so much for the 5* review of Villa Katerina. It’s very important to us that all our guests enjoy their holiday. Given the temperatures at this time of year, we’re presuming you had a cold bath! We look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future.
We had a wonderful time in villa Katerina. Our expectations were high, and the villa managed to exceed them in every aspect. The location is perfect, with fantastic views, and restaurants and a supermarket within a 5 minutes walking distance. What a joy to be able to just walk up the well-lit path to the house after a nice dinner.
The house itself is large, comfortable and clean, with everything we could think of already provided. All rooms are stylish, with cosy furniture, and both AC and WiFi were perfectly efficient.
Lefkas is a gorgeous peace of Greece, and if we go back We would definitely choose this villa again. Big thank you to Melanie, Denise, and Steve.
Thank you for your great 5* review. We’re delighted that Villa Katerina exceeded your expectations and would love to welcome you back at any point in the future. I have passed your thanks onto Denise and Steve.
We had a lovely holiday at Villa Katrina, the villa and view exceeded expectations. The pool and the villa's easy access to local restaurants made it a super location for our holiday. Its a five minute drive to a small local beach that offers water sports and boat hire . We would love to return. Thank you Melanie, we had a lovely family holiday.
Thank you for your 5* review. It’s very important to us that every guest has a fantastic holiday. We would love to welcome you back anytime.
Great villa and perfect setting
The villa is extremely comfortable with all the equipment you could need. The view is great with a perfect terrace to sit and admire the view. There are several good tavernas within walking distance but you need a car for getting around and exploring the island. We were two families with four kids and they had a great time, especially in the pool.
The setting was so good we even ate in a couple of nights.
Thank you for your 5* review, it was a pleasure to have you spend your holiday at Villa Katerina. Happy kids equals happy parents, so we were pleased to hear that they enjoyed the house and location too. We hope to play host to you again in the future.