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Stone built villa with private pool and spectacular views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 air conditioned bedroomed house with sea views towards Kefalonia

'Simla' possesses the charm of a traditional Zakynthian stone-built house, but with all the facilities to ensure your stay is a comfortable one. Set in the hillside village of Megaloni, located in the unspoilt northern area of Zakynthos. It is an ideal place for those seeking peace and tranquility. The house has an open- plan living/dining/kitchen. The fully equipped kitchen & dining area has a large table with seating for up to 6. The sitting room has comfortable seating on two large sofas, a lovely coffee table and a traditional beamed ceiling, fitted with a large remote controlled fan. French windows open out on to a spacious balcony with stunning views over the Ionian sea and towards Kefalonia - perfect for Al Fresco dining or BBQ. Downstairs are two bedrooms (master double with en suite facilities & second twin room with separate toilet/shower). Both bedrooms (with air/con) open out onto a covered verandah with seating, leading down to the pool, sun loungers. Unlimited Wifi is provided.

Robert Guild
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are now back in Austria, but we want to say thanks for a wonderful holiday. Everything was perfect: the pool, the atmosphere and the colours of the sea. We enjoyed the local tavernas, eating delicious fish with rose wine. Giorgos the manager was very helpful and friendly. Many thanks.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Volimes on Elation

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The two bedrooms have air conditioning. A travel cot is available for babies up to 3 years old.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Stone built villa with private pool and spectacular views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 16 reviews

Villa Simla... Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We booked a week but wish we could have stayed for longer. The villa provided everything you needed and George the villa manager is a star he was at the end of the phone whenever you needed him. It is difficult to find words to describe such a magical place. Stunning views, amazing sunrise, immaculate accomadation, relaxing and a great place to unwind and recharge your batteries. The view from the pool looked out to the sea and mountains, nothing but the sound of insects ( cicadas), birds and the odd horn from a cruise ship, Magical......

We will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie & Paul. Thank you for submitting such a positive review. I think It is fair to say that you had a great time and cant wait to go back. It is always important, that clients have the opportunity to read reviews coming from those who have recently been to the villa. I am in no doubt, that it helps potential clients make up their mind, with so many choices available to them. All the best, Bob.
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Villa Simla

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property with equaly you superb views out to sea.

The area is rural and very relaxing, very little noise pollution and fantastic night sky,s.

The property itself has everything you might need for a get away from it all holiday ..

We had a fantastic time, most of it spent by the pool and sitting by the glorious gardens of the villa

I would highly recommend this property..

Thanks Bob, you have a wonderfully home.

Kenny & Lyn Marshall

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kenneth. Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. I know, that potential clients like to read comments by those who have enjoyed the villa and experienced the northern hills of Zakynthos. All the best, Bob.
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Fantastic getaway from it all - magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

Villa Simla was a perfect place to enjoy a break away from it all. It is situated high above the Ionian sea with a truly magnificent panoramic view, a gloriously refreshing pool and lovely facilities.

The friendly 'George' was there to greet us and show us how it all worked and always just up the road if we needed anything. You'll need a car because it is a few kilometres from the coast and the wealth of lovely restaurants overlooking quaint coves and crystal clear water.

If you are looking for nightlife and lots of Brits...go to the other end of the island. Here you get peace, tranquillity and a real taste of Zante!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is concise and captures the essential experience Villa Simla and the northern area of the island has to offer holidaymakers.
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Fantastic, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this stay was fantastic. The property was beautiful, in a stunning location, with lots of beaches, walks, restaurants and views nearby. The manager, Gyorgos, was extremely nice and helpful, and did everything we could ask for, and more. We were there for more than two months, and could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was extremely pleased to read this review. Not only did the clients enjoy the villa and it's location, but having rented the property for 2 months, they were in a position to evaluate what the area had to offer and were happy to give positive comments about what this part of the island has to offer holidaymakers.
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Our Stay at Kastastari

  • 4 of 5

The inside of the property lived up to the photos on the website, the pool was also as shown and has those stunning views.

The property is a very private, beautiful well maintained, clean with very fresh and clean bedclothes and the option to have them changed through the week.

The manager George is a kind and friendly guy who will help with local advice and directions if required.

The Island is small , giving us a short travel time to any part of the Island.We did take at sat-nav but found we did not need it.

We hired a boat for the day to see the coast including the shipwreck, blue caves and the sulphur waters of Xygia, this was great way to see the sites,

we travelled inland enjoying stopping in the small villages to do bit of shopping or have a coffee etc.Volimes is only a few minutes up the road, we found a bakery there and shopping was very good for gifts. There is lots of restaurants and tavernas within easy Distance of Simila. Our favourites for service and stunning views was the Old Windmill ten minutes away at Askos.

We would have no problem reccomending Simila to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephen, for taking the time to review your holiday at Villa Simla. I am sure prospective clients are eager to read such good reviews, not just about the villa, but also your comments about the local shops, tavernas and the area in general.
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Incredibly beautiful villa in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just returned from Villa Simla, where we stayed for our honeymoon. We cannot praise this place highly enough and think it is massively underpriced!

A massive thank you to Bob, the owner for a wonderful stay, and for putting up with my many questions and for answering my emails in super fast time.

I think we had both expected Simla to be similar to the photos but maybe a little worn around the edges, but it isn't. In fact, I think the photos don't do the place justice! The stonework is beautifully rustic, in keeping with the surroundings and Greek tradition, and you can really tell that somebody has put a lot of thought into the decor. There is a lovely mix of traditional and new furnishings, making it a real home from home.

Simla is located in a very peaceful, rural area, with just a couple of other villas nearby - the perfect place to unwind. Because of it's isolated location, a car is absolutely essential. After having spent a week in the busy, touristy Laganas, we found Simla a great place from which to explore the north of the island. We loved driving around the hills and villages, going on boat trips, visiting the shipwreck and eating at different tavernas.

Giorgos, who looks after the villa for Bob, is a wonderfully warm person who just couldn't do enough for us! Thank you so much!

Simla has everything you could possibly need - pots and pans, herbs, cutlery and crockery, CD player, DVD player, huge bag of games, BBQ, private pool, towels, air con in the bedrooms... The only slight negative might be that the wifi doesn't have a great range and will only allow one device to be connected at a time, but how about just switching it off for a while? Relax and enjoy the scenery!

So basically, Simla is pretty perfect for anyone wanting a peaceful break. Neither of us have ever been so sad to see a holiday come to an end!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is particularly satisfying to receive a great review from clients, who chose the villa for their honeymoon. I have no doubt that the couple involved, had spent many hours planning their big day. So, to read such positive comments about the villa and the manager Giorgos confirms our belief, that Simla, its facilities and location does provide all the essentials for a wonderful holiday on the island of Zakynthos.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
St Nikolas
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Various tavernas
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Makris Gialos
Car: necessary

Situated in the mountainous north of the beautiful island of Zakynthos, Villa Simla is a traditional stone built house with uninterrupted, spectacular views of the Ionian Sea and Kefalonia. The house is just 3 km from the friendly village of Volimes and within easy reach of the unspoilt beaches of Vromi and Makris Gialos.The family resort of Alykes with its long sandy beaches is a short drive away and offers watersports, restaurants, supermarkets, night life and cash machines. Villa Simla is the perfect base to explore this delightful island. Ideal for complete relaxation, walking and boat trips to the Blue Caves, Shipwreck Cove and Kefalonia. Villa Simla offers all the charm of a quiet retreat yet with the hustle and bustle of traditional, family-run tavernas and village life close at hand. Direct flights to the island May-Oct

Other Activities: Waterpark just outside Zakynthos town & childrens entertainment complex in nearby Tsilivi


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A deposit of £250 to be paid to secure booking (non refundable) and the balance to be paid in full 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Villa Simla is available for rent out of season from November until April rental rates on request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.