|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Architect designed in the traditional island style with a sleek and modern interior - fully airconditioned with all modern utilities to the highest standards - breathtaking views of the mountain and sea from the bedrooms living room pool patios and outside eating areas - large bay windows that slide back into the walls opening onto long balconies – tree-lined property in green and quiet area near to village and sea - elevated infinity 10 x 6 m pool - tennis court - petanque / boules pitch - perfect for a relaxed and/or active holiday - sleeps up to 16 people - 6 bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom (4 double bedrooms on the upper level for 8 people and 2 rooms on the lower level for 8 people in bunk beds - perfect for the kids) - spacious outside patio areas with sail sunshades sunbeds and hammocks - set in over half a hectare
The local area: A guided tour of the area can be found on the local municipality website http://www.livatho.gr/index.php?lang=en&id=spartia as well as the beaches nearby the nearest of which is 1,000 metres from the villa
Nearby the villa: The villa has breathtaking views of the sea south to Zakinthos and across the bay to Mount Ainos, which reaches 1,628 m (5,100 ft) and is covered by a black forest of indigenous, rare pine trees. Nearby are the beaches of Aghios Thomas, Lourdas, Pesada, Avithos and Lassi each with their own restaurants (the region of Livathos offers many beautiful sandy beaches for those who want to spend quiet and secure holidays). Also nearby is the castle of St George (16th century Venetian castle - the capital of Cephalonia up to 1757) with all round views and clifftop restaurants, Mount Ainos national park and Mazarakata graves (post Minoan). The capital, Argostoli, with shops, restaurants, bars and clubs is 20 minutes drive. Supermarkets are 10 minutes drive away and the nearest village of Spartia with its small stores and the beach, are both 2 minutes drive.
Some island attractions: Other stunning attractions on the island include Melissani lake (underground cave / lagoon near Sami), Drogarati cave (near Sami) and Myrtos beach (spectacular scenery as you approach the beach by using a quaint winding road - it’s worth the effort because when you arrive, you will be struck by the beauty of the spectacular white pebbles lying on the beach).
Easyjet now flies direct to the island.
This villa has been inspected by the Greek Tourism licensing association. The EOT license number is: 0458K92000451201.
A great family holiday.
immacultate pool and tennis court
Good service by Pauline and her team
Also chartered a yacht for two trips from Graham ,
Would hope to come again
It was our first time in Kefalonia and we loved both the Island and the Villa. The Villa is extremely well equipped and laid out. The rooms on the lower levels are perfect for teenagers (we had 6 teenagers and 4 Adults). The views from the ground floor are stunning. The outside space with the pool, tennis court and huge garden were perfect,We had such fun times out there.The manager of the property a lady called Pauline is wonderful, she is very friendly ,full of useful information and efficient. The beach is a 5 minute drive which you could walk but it's uphill on the way back and can be tiring on a hot day. There is a fantastic restaurant up in the centre of the village which served delicious food at a very reasonable price. There was also lots of great beaches to visit, some with water sports/ sailing.
Also the owner Nicholas was very approachable and responded well to emails/ enquires
We would definitely recommend it and will hope to return again to the villa very soon.
We were a four generation family comprising of 8 adults and 8 children (aged 6 to 13). This house was stunning. The moment we walked through the front door to the most outstanding view across the south of the Island we knew we were going to be incredibly spoilt. We were not disappointed. The facilities were superb and the layout of the house with the kids in two extremely large bedrooms downstairs on the ground floor worked really well. The house felt constantly spacious despite there being 16 of us.
The area was perfect for exploring all that Kefalonia has to offer and actually the walk down the hill through the trees to the local beach took some beating. We were swimming with the turtles on our doorstep!
The house was spotless and well equipped and Pauline welcomed us on our arrival and was very kind and showed us around. The tennis court held many a tournament with children and adults.
The nearby village has two shops one very friendly modern one attached to a bar and the other a more traditional greek shop. The larger supermarkets are only a 15 minute drive away. There are a couple of local restaurants that are well worth a visit (in the village and down by the beach).
We really had the most fantastic time in beautiful unspoilt Kefalonia with all its friendly locals.
No faults only positives. Book it Now!
A great country... a beautiful island and an AMAZING VILLA!
We had a great vacation time in Kefalonia!
This very beautiful and spacious house is perfect for large groups.
We spent 2 weeks there during summer 2012 and we were 4 families: 8 adults and 10 kids!
(Age span for kids going from 9 to 1)
One of the first things you will notice is the view over the sea. You get it from any room of the house and we loved it.
All the amenities are very modern, especially the terrace and the swimming pool which are purely outstanding!
We enjoyed playing tennis every day.
The air conditioning is great, which is a good thing considering the heat and … mosquitos.
The kitchen amenities and globally the furniture in the house are nearly all new.
We had a wonderful time; everything was easy, convenient and beautiful. (Special thanks to Paulina ;-)
14 of us stayed in this superb villa during August 2011. We were an extended family group, with ages ranging from 1 to 78, and we couldn't have wished for more!
The villa layout was ideal for us (we were 4 families), all the children were downstairs in the 2 fantastic bunk rooms and the 4 couples had a double room each (2 of which were spacious with fantastic views, the third slightly smaller with a view, and the fourth not so spacious with no view, so it's a case of drawing straws for these!). All the rooms had lovely modern bathrooms/shower rooms and lots of storage space.
The living room had the same spectacular view over the sea and Mount Ainos (incidentally, the nighest mountain in the Ionians) and the open plan kitchen was very well equipped.
We ate outside at the massive shaded table on the patio and used the BBQ (gas) on the evenings. (Had some lovely fresh fish from the market in Argostoli!).
The pool was a great hit, especially with the children, (the adults were usually to be found on the comfortable loungers and hammocks around the pool!) and the tennis court got a lot of use (but only early morning and evening unless you want to melt!). There were balls and tennis raquets to borrow, although bring your own raquets if you're a keen player! Less strenuous, but equally as enjoyable, there was also a petanque (boules) pitch and a set of metal boules. Also a cupboard with games inside, including Scrabble (even my 15 year old got keen!) and back gammon.
We loved Kefalonia, it's very beautiful and unspoilt; and even in August, didn't seem too busy. We especially liked Argostoli and if you go in the morning, you can see turtle swimming in the harbour by the fishing boats. The Waterways beach and restaurant are walkable from the villa, but both were rather disappointing. Instead, get in your car for 5 minutes (or walk if you're energetic) and there's a beautiful sandy, quiet beach to the west of the villa (Pauline recommended it, and will be able to give you full details!).
So many thanks to Nick for letting out your great holiday home and also to Pauline and Malcolm for all your help and advice during our stay.
16 of my U.S. friends and family stayed at this lovely villa in late June 2011. We were more than pleased with the accuracy of the description, the communication with the owner, the location, the hospitality of the village residents ... etc. The view off the balcony is spectacular. The kitchen was more than adequately equipped. The pool and tennis courts are great. Seriously, nothing negative to say.
If you are traveling with children, we were particularly pleased with the 2 bedrooms on the lower level - each with 4 bunk beds. We got great use out of the outside BBQ grill and table which seats 20!
Kefallonia is a beautiful and relatively undiscovered island full of natural beauty and tranquility. We highly recommend visiting Myrtos beach - as well as the custom catamaran trip with the owner's friends. Nothing about our experience was disappointing.
We were 100% pleased and lucky to have found this villa! This villa was well liked by the children and adults - and will always kindle fond memories for our group. Thank you Nick & Pauline!
The villa is on the southern shore of the island (about half an hour from the airport) with breathtaking views of the sea - nearby Spartia beach is a 15 minute walk
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£400|