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Gilly's Place - a luxury villa with pool and amazing sea views

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Lakithra - Gilly's Place

Close to beach,3/4 bedrooms,3 bathrooms, stunning sea views. Saturday changeover

Welcome to Gilly's place in the sun !

'This is something special: A luxury villa in the most sublime surroundings.' GUEST COMMENT.

Don't take our word for it - look at the reviews.

You are invited you to relax and enjoy yourself .....

Changeover days are on Saturdays.Gilly's Place is quite simply, paradise - a holiday 'home from home' on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia. The property nestles on the hillside of the pretty village of Lakithra, and enjoys spectacular sea views stretching to the neighbouring island of Zakinthos, Gilly's Place is waiting to welcome you. Completed in 2010 this is my piece of paradise. It was built to a very high specification and designed to offer everything you could want in a holiday 'home from home'. It has an extensively equipped kitchen, 2 living rooms (one of which is poolside & can sleep 2 if required), a relaxing verandah with comfortable seating for those sunset gin and tonics, 3 double bedrooms all with en suite wet rooms, 2 additional cloakrooms, a large pergola-covered terrace with dining table and built in barbecue, plus a second poolside dining area. The property sits in it's own grounds nestled on a ridge and has spectacular views across a verdant valley to the sea and to the neighbouring island of Zakinthos ( Zante).

The villa is located in the delightful village of Lakithra, in the district of Leivathos. Lakithra is an historic Greek village whose most famous resident was the poet Lord Byron. The hillside setting giving panoramic views of the sea to the neighbouring island of Zante, and stretching inland to Mount Ainos has to be seen to be believed, and whilst in a secluded and private location it is still just a very short walk to the local tavernas, bar and amenities in Lakithra village.

Gilly's Place is in the ideal setting for peace and tranquility yet with the convenience of a local village and easy access for touring the island and local Blue Flag beaches which are just a few minutes drive away.

ABOUT THE VILLA: The villa is on three levels with air conditioning throughout.

GROUND FLOOR - contains a family sitting room leading into the kitchen. There is a cloakroom with toilet and hand basin; patio doors lead to a large balcony verandah from the sitting room with comfortable wicker furniture and a breakfast dining table. From the kitchen there is access out to a covered pergola terrace with built in BBQ area and a large dining table seating 8.

FIRST FLOOR - there are two double bedrooms (one large double and one twin) both with en-suite bathrooms, balconies and stunning views.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR- there is a third en suite double bedroom with patio doors opening onto the poolside. The second poolside living room is located here - a generously proportioned lounge and games area with TV, DVD & music system. A large sofa - bed and separate wc are also in this area. Patio Doors again lead out to the poolside and terrace areas with sun loungers, umbrellas and poolside dining.


Full local management team.

Pool and garden maintained during your stay

Mid Week linen change

Chef available

Masseuse available

Baby sitting available

We can put you in touch with a range of local trusted partners -

We can recommend 2 wonderful chefs ( Rory or Viva ), both of whom are terrific and offer similar services - either will come to the villa and cook you a delicious meal - both will shop and prepare local produce and discuss a menu of your choice. Guests have raved about their food and it is a real treat enabling you to really enjoy the villa in complete seclusion and luxury !

Viva will also offer a 'Learn to cook Greek style' experience in the kitchen of Villa Mac - cook with Viva and enjoy the food you have prepared on the terrace.

Need even more relaxation ? We can recommend a masseuse who will come to the villa - what better way to enjoy the poolside terrace at sunset ?

Need a babysitter ? We can recommend one of those too!

Car hire? Yes - we have a great local contact we can thoroughly recommend.

If there's something I can help you with just ask - I will always try to assist you and if I don't know, I will try and find someone who does !

*** FREE WiFi Access *****

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2016

About Gilly

I had travelled extensively to Greece and her islands for many years with my late husband and we always dreamed of buying a place in the sun; visiting Kefalonia for the first time in early 2013 was a revelation and I totally fell in love with the island and its people. Fate took me by the hand and led me to Lakithra and this beautiful house - the rest was easy !

Gilly purchased this villa in 2013

Why Gilly chose Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

The views are stunning.It's tranquil and 'special' - everyone says that about their property but it really IS a happy place and it wrapped itself around my heart. The layout is incredibly practical and there is plenty of space to escape to and get some private downtime if there is a larger group - very important for families who want to relax and don't want to be on top of each other !!

In short? It's MAGIC

What makes this villa unique

Villa Mac has peace, tranquility,serenity,real comfort in a practical layout - not just a holiday villa for rent, but a HOME in a 'real' village ( not a superficial noisy resort ) with a choice of restaurants. Avithos beach is 10 minutes' drive, as is the airport. I arrive and am in the villa having collected luggage within 15 minutes - BLISS!

Guestbook comments from the manager

'Your villa is so amazing! Our girls of all things are playing table football, they say they want to stay for ever!! You will not have a problem filling Villa Mac. Congratulations!'
Jun 2010
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based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Gilly's Place - a luxury villa with pool and amazing sea views
average rating of 4.969697 based on 34 reviews

The best villa we have stayed at yet!

  • 5 of 5

Gilles place was the best villa we have stayed at yet after 9 years of holidaying in Kefalonia. It has fantastic views of the sea and hillside and was equipped with everything you would need. Our children enjoyed the lovely pool every day and we enjoyed the peaceful surrounding gardens and bbq area for evening meals. Lakithra has a fabulous cake shop and bakery for fresh bread and a couple of tavernas within easy walking distance. We would love to return one day! Thank you Gilly!

Victoria Paul Megan and Charlie Hedley and Peter and Margaret Wheatley

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Victoria - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and it's praise indeed when you know the island so well ! I really hope you will come back to stay at Gilly's Place again and it will be a pleasure to welcome you. Very best wishes to you and your family, Gilly
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Fantastic Villa in Lakithra, Scenic Views & More!

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb two week stay at Gilly's Place at the end of June / early July 2015, and already my wife and two teenage boys are asking to return on future trips to Kefalonia. From the moment we first contacted her and throughout the planning stages for our trip, and finally during our stay and departure, Gilly was helpful, informative, and immediately responsive to all of our questions and needs. The villa itself is located on a hillside overlooking the southwestern part of the island in the lovely village of Lakithra, with spectacular views during the day, and refreshing breezes in the evening. We particularly enjoyed the fact that we had the best of both worlds in that the village with all its charm and amenities is a quick walk away, yet Gilly's Place itself is set back, with the only sounds of birds and the local goat and sheep herds with their delightful clanking bells greeting us each morning . The villa's multi-story layout is both aesthetically pleasing and functional, with a lower level "family room" which opens out to the poolside terrace, a main level living room and kitchen, and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms on the top floor. In addition, there is a full bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the lower level, separate from the family room. This layout is ideal for families with children, as our two teenage boys could hang out at night and watch TV and play fussball on the lower level while we dined and relaxed on the outside covered terrace. All the appliances are modern and well maintained, and the few nights we needed to run the air conditioning the units ran well. The two outdoor terraces are lit at night and afford choices for nighttime dining, with the small balcony terrace off the living room providing a perfect spot for morning coffee while enjoying the views of the sea and Zakynthos in the distance. The village of Lakithra is picturesque, with several tavernas within walking distance, along with a nice family run mini-mart and one of the best Greek pastry shops you will ever find. Major supermarkets, beaches, and other tavernas and restaurants are a quick drive away, as is the airport and the island's capital city, Argostoli. All in all, Gilly's Place is a delightful, ideally located holiday home, providing spectacular views and privacy, yet close to the action when wanted, with all the amenities one seeks for families or friends who want to relax in comfort while on Kefalonia.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex - I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Gilly's Place - it was a real pleasure to have such a lovely family stay and you are welcome any time ! The football table will be waiting for the ultimate challenge..... Gilly
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The perfect place in the sun.....

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gilly’s Place in July 2014. The villa is modern, very well equipped and clearly a home from home. It is perfectly located – for the airport, restaurants, shops and attractions but not least for its setting on a hill with superb views of the island of Zakinthos. The villa is an idyllic place to enjoy quality time with the family. Most of the time was spent outdoors, with no less than three outdoor eating areas to choose from …….. my personal favourite was the covered terrace which is an extension of the lounge that provides gorgeous views of the sunset in a cool breeze on a hot summer night. Gilly, the owner, was extremely helpful and eager to please and all transactions were timely and professional. Angie, the Manager, was also very friendly, providing useful information and was prompt to resolve a small issue during our stay. Last but not least, I would advise you to treat yourself to a home cooked meal of your choice by Viva the mobile Chef – delicious and reasonably priced! But if you prefer to eat out – Elianos was outstanding – location, food and service! We have been fortunate enough to stay in some beautiful villas around the world …..and this is one of the best. I feel there are just two features that require consideration. The fabulous location of the villa does mean that it is accessible by over 30 steps so may not suit everyone. Secondly, in our opinion, the sofa bed in the pool lounge was not, at the time of our visit, adequate for 2 adults so if you are a party larger than six, it would be worth checking with Gilly if there has been any upgrade. I would be very happy to recommend Gilly and her place in the sun – we hope to return in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for reviewing Gilly's Place Ros - I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay and I will look at the sofa bed.... there are plans afoot to convert the room to a new master bedroom with en suite !
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

my first thought was 'what a stunning view'! And that was just from the outside. Inside did not disappoint. As soon as I walked through the door I felt at home..... in fact better than my home!! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need to cook. The comfy chairs were just what was needed after a long hard day on the beach. And the junk box......no arguments about type of.music. the box had it all. We did not want for anything while we were there. Would I go back? Definately

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. The villa has every luxury you could hope for, the view is spectacular. To wake up every morning with the sun glinting off the sea, to watch the Honey Buzzards soaring above the peaceful garden and to cool off in the gorgeous pool certainly made this a holiday to remember.

The surrounding area was great to explore with some spectacular beaches and amazing restaurants.

Villa Mac is a destination I will certainly return to again and again, a little slice of Paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from home. An absolutely stunning villa!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Mac has captured a very special place in my heart. The location is amazing, the island is spectacular, the people are wonderful & welcoming and the villa is absolutely incredible. Everything you could possibly want or need has been provided and Gilly's newly added soft furnishings add an extra level of comfort. We will be back - try to keep us away! We're in love!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ellie - I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Villa Mac! Come back soon. Gilly
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Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
George's Bar
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Makis' Place
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Lakithra is an ideal location to explore the beautiful island of Kefalonia. Local amenities include tavernas, bar, mini market, bakery and patisserie with larger supermarkets and Argostoli being just a short drive away. The village was an inspiration to Lord Byron who enthused about the natural beauty of the area. The blue flag beaches of Avithos & Ammes are just a short drive away as is the airport. In short Lakithra and Gilly's Place are in the perfect spot on the island for your perfect holiday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lakithra, Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6. Late Season
2 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Early season 1
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Early Season 2
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Mid season 1
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Mid Season 2
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 High season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental is for 6 person occupancy. Additional occupancy rates are applied by prior arrangement.
Check in is at 3.30pm. Bags may be dropped off at the villa if you arrive earlier.
Check out is at 10.30 am on the day of your departure

A non returnable deposit of £500 is payable on booking. The balance is due in full 8 weeks prior to departure. If a booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to departure full payment is required at the time of booking. Payment is made in sterling via electronic bank transfer to a designated account.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lakithra in Ionian Islands

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet Room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet Room
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet Room
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Ground Floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Lower Ground Floor/Pool
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Lower Floor Lounge
  • All bedrooms are en-suite, One King, One Double & One Twin. Large Double Sofa Bed in Lower Floor Lounge Free WiFi Access in all areas
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gilly's Place is available for larger parties, wedding or special occasions & when hired with it's adjacent sister villa can sleep up to 16. Please enquire for details.

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