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People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Family Luxury 3 bed 3 Bathroom Villa Beautiful Gardens Sea Views up to 7 people

Special offers for all remaining weeks for 2018 including, July, all available weeks in August/September and October now on! Offers for early booking for also for 2019 now on! Free WIFI! Luxurious 3 bedroom 3 bathroom family villa near olive groves situated within walking distance to a beautiful sandy beach Agios Thomas with two traditional Greek beach tavernas.This modern very comfortable villa lies between the beautiful beaches of Trapezaki, Lourdata, and Avithos, Spartia. It's panoramic views include the Ionian Sea and the island of Zakynthos and fantastic views of the Mount Ainos National Park in the rear. The villa is located in the beautiful traditional village of Karavados with nearby tavernas. A mini-market with bar and Greek Taverna (200 yds) offers freshly baked bread, locally sourced eggs, etc. A hotel within walking distance also provides bar/restaurant and outdoor swimming pool (open to the public) . The villa includes a stylish fully fitted well equipped kitchen, 3 air-conditioned bedrooms (1 ground floor) and 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite) leading onto 2 large south-facing balconies. The large open plan living/dining area opens onto the lower covered balcony with steps to a paved sun deck in a pretty garden

Villa Agios Thomas is located right at the edge of the pretty village of Karavados in the exclusive Laviathos region in the south of Kefalonia. The beautiful views from the front of the villa are of olive groves & cypress trees out to the Ionian Sea and the beautiful view of the island of Zante. Karavados is a small traditional Greek village, with attractive gardens, has two mini-markets with outdoor bars. The closest beach is Agios Thomas; walk from the villa. There is parking at the beach, which has two fantastic tavernas & a beach bar, which has the most beautiful view!. The beach is popular with the Greek locals, rarely busy, unlike some of the larger beaches around. Trapezeki is another fantastic beach which you can get to easily from the villa, with beach bar and a really romantic restaurant/taverna by the sea. Karavados about 15 minutes drive from Argostoli, where you can find good restaurants, harbour side bars & tavernas, internet cafe, shopping (fresh fish, fruit markets)

Kefalonia: The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia is unspoilt, with a varied, beautiful landscape. The island is very friendly, particularly in Karavados! The beaches are extremely good, the sea usually impossibly blue, particularly on the south coast of the island, and the hospitality in the wealth of tavernas, bars and restaurants is warm & genuine. There is great walking with great views from Mount Ainos, and a host of very beautiful villages near Karavados for those that like to explore. The Melissani Lake, the beautiful old port of Fiscado, beautiful port of Sami, the caves at Drogarti and neighbouring Ithaca provide excellent trips out You can take dolphin spotting boat trips from Argostoli & conservation boat trips from Fiscardo. Boat trips to neighbouring Ithika are also very popular. The snorkeling at locations all around the island is excellent, the closed being at Agios Thomas which is excellent for snorkeling!

Wonderful beaches: Villa Agios Thomas is beside some of the best beaches on Kefalonia! There is a lovely nearby beach of Agios Thomas which is a fantastic safe beach for children. There is also a very good area for snorkelling! The nearby beach of Trapezaki is a lovely very long, sandy beach which is a fantastic beach for swimming, exploring and you can walk as far as Lourdes and follow the very long, sandy beach.

WIFI is available and WIFI is free!

More Details

Owner
Mary
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

Why Mary chose Karavados

Because this family villa near the olive groves is situated within walking distance to a beautiful sandy beach of Agios Thomas with two traditional Greek beach tavernas.Also this villa is located near the fantastic beaches of Trapezaki, Lourdata, Avithos and Spartia. There are lovely coves and small beaches nearby and you can walk from Trapezaki to Lourdata. The beaches are the most beautiful on the island but are never crowded!

What makes this villa unique

On the edge of the traditional village of Karavados, with beautiful sea views of Zante, lovely traditional beach of Agios Thomas which is best for swimming and snorkelling!. Trapezaki is such a large beach that there is plenty to explore and fantasic swimming. There are two nearby Greek tavernas that you can walk to - you don't need to drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your Villa is wonderful ! many thanks for all that you left there for us and your very kind welcome!
Jun 2018
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Karavados in Livathou

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9666667 based on 49 reviews
5

FABULOUS stay at Villa Agios Thomas

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a one week stay at Villa Agios Thomas, The villa is beautifully furnished, spacious, comfortable and in a wonderfully quiet village setting.

We arrived late evening and the welcome pack consisting of wine, bread, beer, water and cookies, was a lovely touch and helped us unwind after our journey.

All bedrooms ( beds so comfortable ! ) had access to a lovely balcony with great views and the garden with sun beds was lovely to relax in after a day sightseeing.

We ate breakfast on the garden terrace everyday and we would highly recommend local bakery in nearby village for the most amazing cakes, biscuits, pies croissants etc.

The villa has a wonderful location - being near, in our opinion, the best beaches on the island. Agios Thomas beach especially is a lovely sandy beach and is very unspoilt. We ate lunch in the taverna overlooking the beach and this did not disappoint.

The food was amazing.

We found all local restaurants to be of high quality - most serving local dishes as their speciality. Most restaurants that we dined at were within 3 or 4 km of the villa and most had dining terraces with excellent views. We tried many Greek / Kefalonian dishes that were new to us and we thoroughly enjoyed them.

All the Kefalonian / Greek people that we met were so so friendly.

Another highlight of our trip was visiting Argostoli ( around 15 - 20 min drive ) and seeing the sea turtles in the lagoon. This was lovely and fascinating to see.

We would not hesitate to recommend Villa Agios Thomas to anyone and we would return next week if we could ! !

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonferful review - I am so glad that you enjoyed the villa and the wonderful nearby beaches, especially our local beach of Agios Thomas which is our personal favourite! All the local restaurants are fantastic and among the best in Greece. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!
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5

Wonderful Villa - Great location on Kefalonia

  • 5 of 5

Hi

We stead here last year and had a wonderful time.

On arriving we were welcomed with a bottle of wine , which was a nice touch. It was hot on the island, but the air conditioning in the villa was great. the kitchen is extremely well fitted out, and lots of cooking was done. The villa seems well cared for and the rooms were comfortable.

There's a good taverna in the village, and a mini market, only 100 yards up the road.

The villa has a ground floor twin bedroom and 2 double rooms upstairs, which have an excellent balcony with lovely views. The villa seems to be ideally suite 6 but for us (4 + 3 kids ) the owner provided an extra small put up bed up in one of the rooms.

We visited many beaches on the island but by far our most favorite was Agios Thomas Beach, only a mile down the road. it's where many locals go and is not commercial and we liked this. There's a sandy beach (the kids loved that !) as well as a rocky one. We spent hours down there. Great for snorkelling and also jumping and diving straight into clear water. The hotel is on the way to beach and we went there a few times to use the swimming pool.

We liked various things about the place ...

The villa is extremely well located on the southern part of the island.

It's only a 25 minutes drive from the airport, and there's many great beaches within 30 minutes drive of the villa, although, as I have said , our favorite was the local beach.

There's also a plethora of really good restaurants withing 4 miles of the villa, particularly the ones near the castle which is only 3 miles away.

But most of all we just liked sitting out in the wonderful garden , enjoying a meal and chilling out after a day out.

We had a great holiday ...enjoyed by children, parents and grandparents... and we're thinking of booking it again this year (if we can all get together again). Roll on summer !

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review! I am very pleased that you had such a lovely holiday at Villa Agios Thomas and that you enjoyed the villa so much. We look forward to welcoming you this summer!
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5

Beautiful Villa in the village of Karvavados and only a mile from the nearest beach.

  • 5 of 5

This was beautiful Villa to stay in.Mary, the owner, kept in contact with us before we left, and answered any questions I threw at her.

On arriving we were welcomed with a bottle of wine. It was extremely hot on the island, but the air conditioning in the villa was great. Kitchen is extremely good and lots of cooking was done.

There's a good taverna in the village, and a mini market, only 100 yards up the road.

The villa has a ground floor twin bedroom and 2 double rooms upstairs, which have an excellent balcony with lovely views. The villa ideally suite 6 but can take 7 with an extra put up bed out in one of the rooms.

We were a family of 7 and stayed for 2 weeks in August . We visited many beaches on the island but by far our most favourite was Agios Thomas Beach, only a mile down the road. it's where many locals go and is not commercial and we liked this. There's a sandy beach, as well as a rocky one. We spent hours down here.Great for snorkelling and also jumping and diving off rocks. The hotel is on the way to beach and we went there a few times to use the swimming pool.

The villa is extremely well located on the southern part of the island. Only a 25 minutes drive from the airport, and many great beaches withing 30 minutes drive of the villa, although, as I have said , our favourite was the local beach.

There are also a plethora of really good restaurants withing 4 miles of the villa, particularly the ones near the castle which is only 3 miles away.

A great holiday enjoyed by children, parents and grandparents.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house close to a beautiful beach.

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely wonderful. So clean and spacious with wonderful views from the bedroom balcony. Mary was very generous and provided us with beach umbrellas. The house is very well equipped and has a nice homely feel. Everyday we went to the the most amazing beach. The water was tourquise blue and so clean. I think it was our favourite beach on the Island. Lots of nice restaurants nearby and a lovely little shop just up the road. We had a fantastic holiday and would love to come back again. Thanks so much Mary.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review! I am very pleased that you enjoyed our villa and the views from the villa. There are lovely nearby beaches - you have a great choice to select from! There are lots of nice restaurants nearby as you discovered and the lovely shop just up the road that is great for all the local bread and eggs. We look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Agios Thomas
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5

A lovely, well eqipped villa in a great loction.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very clean and very well equipped. The beds were very comfortable and the air conditioning was very welcome in the heat of the Summer.

The villa is in a quiet location but only a few minutes from a nearby hotel with a pool and a beautiful beach.

We have had a lovely week.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my husband and 4 of our grown up children stayed in Agios Thomas villa for a week. We were welcomed by the lovely Bob and Christine and shown around. The villa was very spacious, comfortable and very clean. The location was perfect. Very quiet, as it's on the outskirts of the village, but very close to a mini market and a short drive away to the big supermarkets. We also found it very easy to explore the island from there. We have all come home feeling like we had a fantastic holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Lisa, For such a great review! I am very happy that you enjoyed the villa and that you found the villa very spacious and comfortable. The location is perfect - close to all the nearby lovely beaches. The villa is very quiet though but very close to the mini market and beaches. Glad that you had a lovely welcome from our lovely English couple Bob and Christine. You were great guests and we would welcome you again next year to Villa Agios Thomas! Mary
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Kefalonia Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Taverna Happiness
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Pesada
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Taverna Happiness
Nearest Beach
1.1 Kilometres
Agios Thomas Beach
Car: recommended

In the pretty village of Karavados, just 15 minutes drive from the islands capital of Argostolli and also the popular resort of Lassi. The villa is located within walking distance to the beautiful beach of Agios Thomas (walking distance), and very close to Trapezaki. Lourdas, Spartia and the blue flag beach Avithos are also nearby. The lovely village of Karavados is ideally situated and offers many local facilities including restaurants, cafes, mini-markets and a bakery Argostoli. is a bustling cosmopolitan town with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a good selection of shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants. Daily fresh fish and vegetables can be found along the Harbour.

Other Activities: hiking, snorkeling, swimming, trips to Zante, wine tasting nearby.

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Refundable Damage Deposit £178.5

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR EARLY BOOKING FOR 2018 NOW ON! Special offers for remaining weeks in July, August and September! BOOK NOW FOR GREAT DISCOUNTS! You can also pay in UK or EUROS. The rates apply for up to six people. Ask for availability in calendar. A deposit (non-refundable) is required to secure the booking, with the balance to be paid 2 months prior to the arrival date. Special reductions for two or three weeks!

Also special offers for couples are on!

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