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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Gardens/ BBQ area with Sea & Mountain Views, Sleeps 6

Situated in the quiet typically Greek village of Karavados,

on route to St Thomas beach. Villa Lemonia is ideal for those seeking a quiet peaceful get away Summer holiday. The tradition of siesta between the hours of 3pm - 5pm is still very much the order of the day , respected by neighbours and visitors alike! Karavados is ideally located for touring this beautiful island and beaches, also within easy access to reach places of interest. The first floor comprises of Master bedroom with King size bed, en suite bathroom and balcony also Double bedroom en suite with balcony. Both bedrooms have magnificent panoramic views of mountain, sea and Zakynthos Island. All bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes. Ground floor has 1 twin bedroom which opens directly onto pool and terrace area. adjacent to large bath and shower room. Open plan lounge, dinning and kitchen area. Lounge and dining room both open out onto the pool and terrace. Outside terraced area is laid to attractive Albanian stone, which cover all areas around the villa including drive to parking area and pergola. Pool area has sun beds, parasols, table and chairs for 6 .

Flight information : there are now many direct flights to the island, available form April - Oct, from most Uk airports.

Thomson, Thomas Cook, Easy jet to name just a few, with Olympic flying in from Athens.

More Details

Gary and Stephanie Mason
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Karavados in Livathou

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On suite with balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , On suite with balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Opens to terrace
  • Electronic safe
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A lovely villa and a lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

I thought I'd add a recent review to Gary and Stephanie's page. It's the sort of thing I look for. The reason for the lack of recent reviews is that most of their bookings these days are from guests who return year on year. And I can see why!

Gary and Stephanie were in touch prior to our stay to check that we had everything we needed. Although they couldn't be there when we visited, they were always available for questions and Tony and Sue filled in for them admirably. They greeted us on arrival, showed us around the house and turned up within minutes when I had a senior moment with the front door key! The welcome pack was also a lovely addition.

The house, grounds and pool were absolutely immaculate. The pool is cleaned daily and the previous reviewers' points about the towels and bedding is spot on. Nothing felt old or tired (apart from us when we arrived).

The surrounding area was lovely and quiet and having Happiness cafe and shop almost across the road, with its really lovely owners, just made life that much easier on the days that we didn't want to cook or go anywhere too far.

The beaches on the island were lovely. For children I would recommend Trapezaki beach - maybe not the most picturesque but very close by with warm, shallow water that shelves very gently and means your children can snorkel for quite a way out.

Other trips that we did included the Melissani Caves and the lagoon in Argostoli although I think the children's favourite place was the pool - which they spent most afternoons in.

Given that we travelled at peak time nothing in Kefalonia felt too overcrowded or stressful. It really was just a lovely, peaceful relaxing holiday and we will definitely come again.

Thank you Gary and Stephanie (and Tony and Sue)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review for season 2017. Kefalonia being the largest of the Ionian islands, is still charming and under developed, as you say even in peak season still offering a PEACEFUL & RELAXING stay. We are sorry we didn't get to meet yourself & family on this occasion , but hope we get the opportunity in the future , should you become one of our many returning guests . Thank you again Gary & Stephania.
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Our third time in four years should say it all

  • 5 of 5

We holiday abroad several times a year but rarely return to the same villa as they never seem to be quote as nice as the pictures show but Villa Lemonia is the firm exception.

This is our third visit in four years and in 2013 we gave the villa an excellent review as it was everything that we hoped for and having fallen in love with the beautiful island of Kefalonia we returned the following year and tried to book last year too but someone got there first but we did manage to get in early for 2016 and have enjoyed another wonderful holiday on Kefalonia staying in Villa Lemonia as usual.

Our first thoughts back in 2013 was how well the villa had been designed, decorated and furnished and it seemed just perfect but rather than resting on their laurels Stephanie and Gary have been making continual improvements and this year they have thrown out their wonderful masony bbq for one that is even grander and have built a rather attractive and very useful covered area in the garden for those times when you want a rest from the heat of the sun.

Stephanie and Gary always try to go the extra mile to make their visitors holiday as enjoyable as possible and not for them the well worn and stained bath towels on offer elsewhere but high quality luxurious towels are the order of the day.

To answer the guideline questions asked on the "tips for writing reviews" The description was accurate and if anything it underplayed the quality of the fixtures and fittings on offer. The villa was scrupulously clean and well maintained and if anything were to go wrong (it hasn't with us in six weeks) the owners are fairly close at hand.

Finally I would recommend Villa Lemonia to my friends and relatives without hesitation which is something that I have never said before about any of the many villas that we stayed in around Europe.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are lucky to have such wonderful guests returning year on year, we do appreciate your sincere comments ref : cleanliness, quality and upgrading of Villa Lemonia. Our aim is to continue creating memorable stays for all our guests. It would be a pleasure to welcome any of your family or friends to our home , and of course we are very much looking forward to your next stay . (BUBBLY ON ICE FOR SAM'S 18th )
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This villa definitely has the WOW factor!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter found Villa Lemonia after looking at lots of properties in Kefalonia & we're so glad she did. A truly gorgeous villa completed to a very high spec that really did have the wow factor. Gary & Stephanie were a lovely couple who kept everything in pristine condition. It was hard to drag ourselves away from the pool but we did manage to. The taverna across the road served good food & had a little supermarket for handy essentials & there's a very good restaurant within walking distance ( a torch is handy in places!) A car is recommended but as we were a party of 6 adults we used taxis to get about which werent too expensive with sharing the costs. We would definitely return here & part of me was reluctant to write about villa Lemonia as I didnt want too many people finding out about this little gem!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank your daughter for finding us too, enjoyed meeting such a great group of girls . Delighted Villa Lemonia delivered the WOW factor :) look forward to your return , however please book early as wonderful comments from our guests keep us very busy for the season ! Thank you Gary & Stephania.
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Another amazing holiday in Villa Lemonia. The weather was lovely, sunny and breezy which made the temperature just right. The Villa as usual was of a very high standard. We came in September this year to see what we thought of a different season but have decided for us May and June are the best as the flowers are all out which makes the island look stunning and the weather is still perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

the perfect place for chilling and a great base for getting out and about if you have hired a car or bike this villa is maintained to a very high standard by the owners gary and stephanie who are on hand to help if you need any and are friendly and helpful the villa is very clean and spacious with all the mod cons including wifi beautiful views and excellent pool and barbeque areas would definately recommend villa lemonia

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet yourself & family, thank you for all your kind comments, we hope you choose to visit again sometime in the near future . Thank you again , Gary & Stephania .
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Best Holiday Ever

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned, family of four with two boys aged 10 and 9, reluctantly, from our two weeks in Villa Lemonia, our first holiday to Kefalonia. Having holidayed the three previous years in another Greek Island, we weren't sure it could be improved upon but we have definitely fallen in love with this jewel of the Ionian islands.

Villa Lemonia is spotlessly clean, spacious, and has everything you need for a wonderful holiday. The pool is a great size, and we particularly liked the space around the pool area for playing bat and ball and other games. The views over the sea particularly from the master bedroom balcony are fabulous to wake up to. Decent sun loungers and umbrellas, and the bbq area is also nice and shaded. We wished we had used this more.

Stephanie and Gary were welcoming and helpful, answering all my many questions and recommending some delightfully sticky looking naughty drinks to take home. :-). Always up for that challenge!

The tavern across the road, whilst not the most authentic of greek restaurants is extremely handy if you just don't want to a) cook, or b) drive anywhere and we ate there in the evenings several times. The shop next to it is even more convenient, and we could get basic supplies there daily, such as water, icecreams, and can highly recommend the local dry white wine, very drinkable and 3 euros!

Karavados was a good base to explore the lower half of the island, highly recommend the coastal drive to Skala, and Kaminia beach, our favourite. Also Melissani Lake, Drogarati caves, and Agia Effimia. We visited Myrthos beach which whilst stunning to look at was no good for swimming, on the day we went there anyway, and Sami was a beautiful seaside harbour - not sure I know what all the fuss about Antisamos beach is though, pebbly and very small/thin.....we also went into Argostoli several times for the shopping, and ate twice at a harbour side restaurant, do NOT recommend these although it is worth going to the harbour before midday to see the giant turtles.

Overall, a fantastic holiday, the Villa is perfect, Stephanie and Gary were friendly and helpful, and we absolutely recommend Villa Lemonia and Kefalonia. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: DELIGHTED another family has become enchanted by the Island of Kefalonia! Hopefully the sticky naughty drinks will hold the memory of Best Holiday Ever :) So until next time , Yamas & Efharisto , Gary & Stephanie .
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Happiness/ Karavados
Nearest Beach
1.9 Kilometres
St Thomas/ Karavados
Car: recommended

Karavados village is only a 15 min drive from Kefalonia airport and 20 mins from the cosmopolitan capital Argostoli, which has numerous restaurants and shops with a lively main square and a local atmosphere at night .Fresh fish , meat , fruit and vegetables can be found in the markets situated on the waterfront, here you can also board ferries to local destinations. Villa Lemonia is located within a couple of mins walk to the local mini market where you can purchase most of your holiday requirements. eg fresh daily bread , free range eggs , do please try their local wine ! The town of Peratata is approx 3km it offers chemist , health centre, petrol station, bakery and mini markets, also a few restaurants. The local beach of St Thomas offers sunbeds & umbrellas ( for a small charge) there are 2 tavernas one which only opens at night and is well known for freshly caught fish.

Places to visit Myrtos beach , Drogarati cave, Melissani lake, Antisamos famous for Captain Corellis Mandolin.

Other Activities: Wine tasting in local and island wineries eg Robola white wine


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Karavados, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
JUNE 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
JULY 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Tariff for 2018 2 - 4 person occupancy, please enquire for 5 - 6 person occupancy.
A deposit of £200 ( non-refundable ) for each week is required to secure the booking , with the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to the arrival date.
Car hire is recommended and would enhance your visit to the island, can assist at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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