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Exceptionally spacious villa in extensive private grounds, enjoys stunning views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Livathou - Villa Katerina



As the largest luxury Villa in Metaxata set in it's own 3 acre private estate, we believe that Villa Katerina, with generously sized rooms and extensive terraces, provides ideal accommodation for large groups to spend time together or to spread out and enjoy personal space. Bedrooms on 2 floors particularly suited to two families on holiday together. Affordable luxury: from £60 to £200 per person per week if 10 people staying. Treat your loved ones to a break at this luxury villa and leave the stresses and cares of the world behind.

Located in one of the most picturesque areas of Kefalonia and surrounded by 3 acres of private grounds, Villa Katerina (sleeping 8-10 people) is one of the largest villas in the vicinity. Built in the mid-twentieth century and recently modernised, the living areas enjoy the benefits of traditional high ceilings and very generous space as well as modern luxuries. All 4 bedrooms have patio doors leading out onto sizeable balconies/verandas with panoramic sea and mountain views. Child friendly and includes use of spectacular pool at the back of the property. Large lounge/diner, second living area doubling up as fifth bedroom, 3 bathrooms, fully equippped kitchen. Fully air-conditioned, digital TV, dvd, wi-fi, selection of dvds and games provided. Large bbq terrace. Local shop / souvlaki bar 5 mintues walk, Kefalonia's lively capital and a selection of beaches and tavernas 10-15 minutes drive away. Greek tourist board (EOT) accredited. 'The space, decor, bbq and swimming pool were amazing' RP 2010.

From our guests: “We wanted to say how much we loved the Villa, it was really beautiful and everything about it was great. We would recommend the Villa,” RP July 2010

“I would highly recommend Villa Katerina. From the minute we booked the owners could not have been more helpful. Even though the pool is shared, it was usually quiet and we were the only persons using it.” SP Sep 2010

“We all enjoyed Villa Katerina very much! We particularly liked the spacious areas for our large party to spread out. The WiFi was a bonus.” AB Aug 2010

“The Villa was wonderful, extremely well appointed and we had a lovely time in Kefalonia. Your property managers were very helpful. The location of the Villa, the garden and bbq, the pool and you lovely neighbours were all fantastic! We had a magical time!” NL Sep 2010

“We really enjoyed the location of the Villa, sea views one side and mountains the other side. We will definitely be using the Villa again ourselves.” JP Aug 2010

'it was one of the best properties we have ever stayed in and we would have loved to have stayed there much longer' MS June 2011

'The swimming pool and grounds were great for our kids. The villa is wonderful' HM 2012

'Beautiful location and very good fittings in the villa - a really relaxing place to stay.' SP 2012

About the owners: The property is owned by the Metaxas family, who have been one of the leading families in Kefalonia since the eighteenth century. The site of Villa Katerina was originally bought by the present owner’s great-grandfather, a ship owner who lived there until the grand old age of 104. It has been fully and tastefully refurbished and features brand new appliances and luxury furniture.

Metaxata is in the area of Livathos, considered by many to be the most desirable area of Kefalonia. The villa is situated in the centre of Metaxata and a few minutes walk from the local supermarket and small taverna.

E.O.T Accredition and why you should care!: All rental properties on Kefalonia are legally bound to be E.O.T. registered. This is your protection that the property has been independently inspected by the Greek Tourist board to conform that it exceeds their safety standards and advertised accurately.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kathy Fleming
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2016
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5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Exceptionally spacious villa in extensive private grounds, enjoys stunning views
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A wonderful Villa on a beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from spending 2 weeks in this lovely villa. The villa more than lived up to its description, it was very clean & well maintained and everything we needed was supplied. It was one of the best properties we have ever stayed in and we would have loved to have stayed there much longer.

Our family party was made up of 5 adults & 2 children and there was plenty of space for everyone.The pool was a big hit with all the family and having to go through 2 gates to get to the pool made it very safe for the children, so we didn't have to worry if they were playing outside in the garden unattended. Even though it is a shared pool we often had sole use and because it is so large it would never feel crowded.

Our local contacts Sheila & Tony were very helpful, and the owner Kathy was great, even keeping in contact whilst we were in Kefalonia which was a lovely touch.

Kefalonia is a beautiful island and we would recommend hiring a car to explore, our favourites places were Fiskardo & Assos.

We would recommend Villa Katerina to anybody who wanted a wonderful villa on a beautiful island.

Mant thanks to Kathy for allowing us to share her villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
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July 2010

  • 5 of 5

The villa is lovely, the village is quiet but great if you like that. There is a bar and shop within walking distance for necessities. The agents were great and very helpful. The villa is clean, spacious and has wifi!! The pool is large and the owners provide everything you need.

I would recommend this villa to everyone except people looking for a lively nightlife with lots of nightclubs (if this is what you want then this is not the place for you). If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful location then this is definitly the place for you!

We hired a car and the villa is an ideal place to visit all the attractions on the island. We explored all the main tourist attractions and all in all had a wonderful holiday. As a family we have voted this our best holiday together so far and are planning a return trip in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
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3 2
Buckinghamshire, UK

Wonderful villa in Metaxata

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week in August 2010. The villa has everything you need, all to a very high standard and best of all - the pool is really fantastic! It gets sun all day and was the highlight for our 2 young boys.

We spent quite a bit of time exploring the fantastic beaches nearby and we loved the local restaurants (do try the pizza place ..it's amazing!). Local food shopping was also very close by with a wide range of shops to choose from.

It was a wonderful holiday and we are keen to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
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3 2
Berkshire, UK

Great family holiday location

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific week in August 2010, enjoying the area and the local beaches and tavernas. This is a great location for exploring the south of the island, within easy reach of all the main tourist spots and beaches.

The villa itself was lovely, beautifully re-furbished and equipped to a very high standard - a real home-from-home, we really could not fault it ! The Villa sits in a quiet village with a local store for essentials, but with easy access to the main roads in all directions. The local agents were great, and really made us feel at home.

The pool and grounds were lovely, the kids really enjoyed having a hotel sized pool virtually all to themselves !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Kefalonia is one of the Ionian islands, still largely unspoilt with scenery ranging from coniferous forest in the mountainous region to typical olive and citrus orchards in the valleys. It enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, sunny summers and mild winters. Being an island, cool breezes moderate the afternoon summer heat.

Villa Katerina enjoys a tranquil setting in the residential village of Metaxata in the picturesque south west of Kefalonia. It is surrounded by 3 acres of stunning and delightful grounds including orchards for your private use. Breathtaking views over the sea and overlooking the mountain range of Mount Aeinos and the ancient setting of St Georgos Castle.

Lose yourself, and the cares of the world in these same grounds where Lord Byron was inspired to write his famous work “Don Juan”.

Short transfer from airport. Local shop and grill bar just a few minutes walk away. The Villa is conveniently located 5 minutes from Avithos beach which has stunning views across the Ionaian Sea and 1km from the lovely village of Lakithra which features local tavernas. The main capital, Argostoli, with a treaditional market and a range of lively cafes and tavernas, is just 15 minutes away.

Avithos, 5-10 minutes drive away, a golden sandy beach with beautiful clear waters. The beach is fantastic for children and features local tavernas and fabulous views across to Zakinthos. Other beaches we would also recommend are Macris and Platis Gialos where there are facilities for watersports, Lourdas and Trapezaki which are within 15 minutes travel.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early spring
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late spring
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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early summer
25 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
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mid summer
23 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
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late summer
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


****15% Discount available on 2014 bookings ****

Booking is confirmed with payment of 20% deposit.
Rental balance and £300 security deposit payable 8 weeks before arrival at the Villa.
Cleaning / towels / linen / maid service: Private housekeeper can be provided, towels changed twice weekly, linen changed weekly, beach towels not included.


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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 221 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Large Luxury Ensuite to Bedroom 1 (2.5M x 3M)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Adjacent to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Room Size 12Msq with 30m2 Verandah shared with bedroom 2, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Room Size 19Msq
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Room Size 13Msq with 10m2 Balcony and flatscreen TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Room Size 13Msq
  • All bedrooms feature bespoke luxury fitted wardrobes and clock radios. Bedrooms 1 and 3 additionally equipped with flat screen TV’s. All bedrooms lead out or are adjacent to spacious verandas and balconies for you to relax and enjoy.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Living Area: A massive 45m2 living space featuring:- Open plan lounge diner with luxury finishes including leather sofas, coffee table, flatscreen digitalTV, DVD, Hi Fi system, dining table and chairs seating 10. French doors leading to extremely large patio area (80m2). The lounge diner opens into a second living area which features sofa and marble-trimmed fireplace, sofabed, sofa, coffee table and flatscreen TV. Kitchen: Large, fitted kitchen with built in oven, hob, extractor and dishwasher, breakfast bar. American style fridge freezer dispensing ice, microwave, toaster and kettle. Full range of kitchen utensils provided. Utility Room: Washing machine, Cot, Ironing Board and iron and space for suitcase storage. A large private pool is shared by less than 20 residents of Metaxata Villas. 'Even though the pool is shared, it was usually quiet and we were the only persons using it' SP, Sep 2010. Cleaned and maintained daily to a high standard.

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