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3 bed Villa, air con & WiFi sea views 3 mins from town and beach. No car needed!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Wheelchair accessible, 3 bed, 3 bath villa close to beach & town. Air con & WiFi

When comparing Villa Harmonia to others on offer in Skala and around, we encourage you to check location as we believe that this is one of the very few villas that are truly "in Skala" rather than having a Skala address but being a drive out of town. Villa Harmonia is situated in a quiet, secluded location in the village of Skala with it's restaurants, bars and shops . Being in the village makes it easy to walk to and from the beach or shops and, most importantly, in the evening no need to decide who is designated driver or trying to arrange a taxi. There are two upstairs, en suite bedrooms, one a king sized double and the other a twin and a further twin ground floor bedroom with an adjacent family bathroom. The ground floor bedroom is perfect for an elderly or disabled guest or one who might otherwise find stairs a problem - or for teenagers who may want to stay out later than the rest of the family and be able to come in at 4am without waking the rest of the house! All three bedrooms and the main sitting room are air conditioned and each has a clock/radio/bluetooth speaker system. Outside there are patios to the front and rear of the house ensuring there is always outdoor dining available in the shade. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, juicer and Dolce Gusto coffee machine. All linen, including bath and beach towels, is included as is a small welcome pack on arrival. The location of Villa Harmonia is such that a hire car is not needed unless you want to explore the rest of the island. The sitting room is equipped with TV, DVD and Xbox One console. Villa Harmonia does not have it's own pool, but there is a hotel pool at the end of the drive which is open to the public, as are many others in the village. To the outside, both the front and back patio have dining tables and there are sun loungers and a table tennis table on a third, lower patio. The house has Wi-Fi.

Villa Harmonia is a NO SMOKING property.

More Details

Owner
Chris & Andrew McKenzie
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Chris & Andrew McKenzie

We live on the south coast of the UK with our youngest son, our other children having left home and/or married. We bought Villa Harmonia as somewhere to holiday with our family and friends and intend to spend a lot more time there when we retire. We've had many happy family holidays in this safe, friendly village with wonderful beaches and a great selection of family restaurants and bars.

Chris & Andrew McKenzie purchased this villa in 2007

Why Chris & Andrew McKenzie chose Skala

We visited Skala in 2007 and bought the house on the same trip as we fell in love with the island and the village. There's more than enough to entertain a family of all ages but the real benefit was the sense of safety in Skala, it really is the sort of place where you feel you can let teenagers have their freedom without worrying too much! We liked the house as it is so convenient, has a bath (rare in Greece!) and, more importantly, 3 bath/shower rooms so there's not too much of a squabble when the whole family are showering after the beach or trying to get ready to go out for dinner.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Harmonia sits about 300 yards from the main street of Skala and slightly less from the sea. It's location is actually on the edge of the village so is very quiet and, being close to a stream bed (dried up in summer) is slightly cooler than the main village which is a boon on those long hot summer nights.

We have fitted UK standard power outlets in the bedrooms and sitting room

Guestbook comments from the owner

Chris & Andrew made sure we had everything we needed for a really relaxing stay and not having to pack beach towels made our luggage allowance go a bit further too. The house is well appointed and has a great location with the whole town a short walk away and the beach less than 5 minutes. It was a pleasure to stay and we will definitely return.
Sep 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Skala in Elios Proni

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Double bedroom en suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , hand basin
    Upstairs twin en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hand basin
    Downstairs shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Downstairs twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs double bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning and both upstairs rooms have a sea facing balcony. A cot is available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
We also provide a small 'welcome pack' to help ensure that you're able to make a drink , etc on your arrival. We include a mid week clean for all rentals and for booking of 7 days or more three will be a clean of the house and change of towels and linen at the end of each week. Although we don't offer car hire, we will be happy to help you in this respect if needed. We always use and recommend Greekstones who have an office in Skala but are able to meet you at the airport if preferred at no extra cost.

Reviews

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3 bed Villa, air con & WiFi sea views 3 mins from town and beach. No car needed!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Excellent holiday rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family of 6 (4 adults and 2 children) and had a fabulous holiday in this great villa. All communication with the owners and the contacts in Kefalonia was excellent, always efficient, polite and helpful.

The location of the villa is just brilliant. Couple of minutes walk to the sea, very friendly swimming pool bar at the end of the drive and shops and tavernas within minutes walk. We particularly enjoyed walking in the morning for fresh croissants at the local bakery and had fabulous seafood dinners at a taverna on the beach.

The villa has everything you need for a family holiday, it is very clean, tastefully decorated, excellent air conditioning, great wifi (teenager was happy) and all the appliances such as dishwasher, washing machine etc. We loved the outdoor space, particularly playing table tennis and eating the fresh peaches from the tree. The views to the sea are lovely, especially from the double bedroom. This is one of the best holiday rentals we have stayed in and would have no hesitation recommending it to others and returning ourselves in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and that Villa Harmonia provided you with a good base. We were there a few weeks ago and saw the ripening peaches, we’re glad you were able to take advantage of them. Those visiting at other times of year may be able to enjoy fresh lemons, oranges, plums, figs and walnuts from the garden
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Beautiful villa, very clean and spacious and great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a weeks holiday and as soon as we arrived we wished we were staying for longer! The villa is beautiful and a perfect location.

We went as a family of 6...2 kids (5&9), 2 parents and 2 grandparents and Skala has something for everyone. Most mornings we walked to the bakers (there are 2 but we went to the older one) for fresh crossiants and fresh bread to take back to the villa and enjoy in the garden. We also went to Kaliva which is just up from the villa and has lovely views of the sea. They serve a great fry up for 5 Euros.

We used the pool at the big village every day and the kids enjoyed an ice cream (€2).

The beach is beautiful, but don't forget your beach shoes and quite a stoney walk into the sea. The sea is clear and warm. You can hire 2 sun beds and umbrella for €6 per day.

You must go to Milos which is the beach restaurant. Costa's is very welcoming and our kids loved him! The food there for lunch is also great.

Annie at Galera is lovely. The food was delicious and she made us feel very at home.

Food at Caryatis was really good too.

We walked down to the Dolphin ski club and tried out the pedaloes and jet skis. It's run by an English family who are really nice. The pool at Pikiona is great and the food there for lunch was really good. They serve a great coffee too!

We had a fabulous holiday - thank you.

Chris and Andrew the owners were extremely helpful and the welcome pack was well received. Having English plug sockets and adapters was super (as was the Xbox according to my son!) and not having to take any towels was amazing. Lots of little touches from start to finish, really made our holiday.

We have already been looking when we can return next year.

Highly recommend- Thank you Chris and Andrew.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Family Wedding Get Away.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place everything you will ever need to relax unwind and enjoy Skala and all within a 5 min walk from the town shops, restaurants and bars. The villa is very well equipped with stunning views from two of the bedrooms and very spacious bathrooms and lots of information provided by the owners to help with your stay. There are lots of places to relax and enjoy the outdoor space of the villa with two upstair balcony's and three downstair areas and a table tennis table to enjoy. The pool Bar is located at the entrance to the villas and very welcoming and a lovely place to relax next to the pool for the price of a drink or ice cream. I would highly recommend this villa for anyone who wants to stay in Skala without having to hire a car to reach all that Skala has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully presented spacious villa perfect for families. Villa is in a first class location.

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. So comfortable and immaculate. The photos dont quite do justice to it. Pretty garden and seating areas. A fabulous location near to the uncrowded beach and excellent taverns. Wonderful and safe for wandering teenagers. Skala seemed unspoilt and unhurried. Communication with the owners was speedy and helpful. A wonderful stay in Kefalonia.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We're glad that Skala and Villa Harmonia were able to provide a good base for your holiday.
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Skala's little gem....

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Harmonia for 10 nights and loved everything about it. Rather than bore you repeating what everyone else has already said in their reviews, we will just say that we totally agree. We were attending a family Wedding during our stay, so we had some entertaining to do, the accommodation lends itself to this very easily with the different outside areas and the airy spacious inside it makes it all such a pleasure. We only did gatherings for drinks because nobody cooks on holiday!! and with so many lovely restaurants (far too many to mention them all) why would you even want to. All our meals were delicious and the staff are so funny and can be great entertainers too. We have been to Skala many times and will definitly return to this little gem of a find. The communication and service provided by Chris and Andrew is second to none.... thank you both very much.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we're glad the house proved to be a good base for your stay and entertaining family & friends.
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Wonderful stay at Villa Harmonia, family of 5, August 2017

  • 5 of 5

Villa Harmonia is just the most perfect place to stay for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful village of Skala. Skala itself is a great base from which to explore the island, however there is plenty of reasons just to stay in the village itself. Villa Harmonia is located centrally only a couple of minutes walk from both the main street and the beach.

Having stayed in Skala before we knew what to expect of the fantastic resort and it never disappoints, with it's welcoming peaceful atmosphere, plethora of friendly tavernas offering delicious home cooked Greek recipes to enjoy after long days spent on the golden beach and swimming in the gorgeous green ionian.

However, the Villa itself came as a massive surprise! Before our stay the communication from Chris and Andrew- the owners of the villa, was absolutely superb and throughout our stay we were confident that we would have any needs met from the wonderful contacts at the resort itself. The photographs of the villa really do not do it justice, the sense of light and space is wonderful. The outdoor spaces are also beautifully maintained and provide much loved extra living areas. Everything you could possibly need is available at the villa and the rooms are decorated beautifully throughout. I can not praise the accommodation, owners or resort highly enough and hope to return again to Villa Harmonia in future trips to Kefalonia.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Skala and that Villa Harmonia proved to be a good base for your holiday.
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Kefalonia (EFL)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Big Village Hotel
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Poros
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Socrates Tavern
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Skala
Car: not necessary

This is one of very few villas actually 'in' Skala rather than 'near' Skala with its many restaurants and lively bars as well as a few 'supermarkets' including one selling Waitrose branded products. Once in Skala, there really is no need to leave, so a car is not essential but there are several local firms to rent one from for a day or two if you fancy exploring the island a bit more - we recommend and always use Greekstones - they have a modern fleet and very good insurance :). If you do travel out there are other beaches, wineries and St George's Castle to visit as well as the capital Argostoli and the picturesque Fiskardo. Myrtos beach is beautiful (but take beach shoes as it's stony) and in Sami you can learn to dive. If staying in Skala there are watersports on the beach, boat trips to Zante, Ithaca or simple around Kefalonia and the village has a range of lively live entertainments each evening.

Villa Harmonia is a NO SMOKING property.

Please enquire about special rates for longer, out of season rentals

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Skala, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
18-08-AUG
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£763
for 5 nights
From
£153
 
 
18-09-SEP
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£628
for 5 nights
From
£126
 
 
18-10-OCT
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£561
for 5 nights
From
£112
 
 
19-04-APR
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£516
for 5 nights
From
£103
 
 
19-05-MAY
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£583
for 5 nights
From
£117
 
 
19-06-JUN
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
£718
for 5 nights
From
£144
 
 
19-07-JUL
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
5 night minimum stay
£785
for 5 nights
From
£157
 
 
19-08-AUG
1 Aug 2019 - 19 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
£785
for 5 nights
From
£157
 
 
19-09-SEP
27 Aug 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
£651
for 5 nights
From
£130
 
 
19-10-OCT
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
£583
for 5 nights
From
£117
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£538
for 7 nights
£538
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £224.32

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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