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Yiannis Kourkloglou

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Greek

Villa Helena, exclusive and secluded, swimming pool, & tennis court,

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Livathou - Villa Helena

5 Bedrooms, 5 en-suite bathrooms, 1 guest cloakroom, sleeping up to 10 guests .

Villa Helena built in 2005 is a stunning 5 bedroomed villa completed to a high standard. Stands in her own grounds of 2 acres nestling amongst olive groves. Villa Helena has 5 double bedrooms with 5 en-suite bathrooms/shower rooms and guest cloakroom. Fully air-conditioned, with large open plan living and dining area, seating 10 guests comfortably. The lounge area is

comfortably furnished and has TV with local satellite channels,

DVD player and open feature fireplace. The kitchen/dining area

has a seating area for 10 guests. Hob, oven, fridge/freezer,

dishwasher and the utility room houses the washing machine.

The villa is surrounded by patio area with its own 80sq metre

swimming pool, covered BBQ area with summer kitchen and for

our guests’ private use a tennis court. There is a children’s play

area and orchard with many different fruit trees growing. The

view from the pool area is stunning, overlooking both the sea out

to Zakynthos and then inland to Mount Ainos.

Licences to rent Villas on Kefalonia: All villas in Greece/Kefalonia are now required to have the appropriate licences to be let to the

public. whether through a company or privately, these licences

are being fully enforced. This is called the EOT licence and all

villa owners must be in possession of a swimming pool licence

that is included with this. If the villa does not have these licences

they are at risk of the pool being put out of use and the villa

being closed down immediately. So it is advisable for any

prospective renter to make sure the villa they are interested in

TRULY has these licences or your holiday could be ruined. I

would like to reasure all our guests that Villa Helena has the

correct licences and public liability insurance.

Villa Helena cannot be used for wedding ceremonies or wedding receptions or for parties larger in number than for persons booked into the villa

Flying to Kefalonia: Easy Jet is now flying to Kefalonia from end

of April 2012. The flight prices look quite reasonable and will make your luxury villa holiday just that bit more affordable.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Yiannis Kourkloglou (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Greek

About Yiannis Kourkloglou

We have owned a property on Kefalonia since 1994 but on one of our 'exploring' trips we came across this fantastic plot of land with an outstanding view, that could never loose it's view due to another building! Yiannis is Greek from the mainland but has family connections with the island.His brother-in-law originates from here and owns a house in one o the villages further island.We visited many islands before we decided to take our families advice and visit Kefalonia. We fell in love with the views, beaches and generally the natural beauty the island has in abundance. Also that Kefalonia hadn't succumbed to the ferocious building programmes that many of the Greek Islands had done over the years.

Yiannis Kourkloglou purchased this villa in 2005

Why Yiannis Kourkloglou chose Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

Villa Helena is in a lovely rural area,not isolated just quiet, there are many lovely walks that our guests enjoy during the early mornings and evenings. We have a delightful little cove at the end of our lane that is mostly undiscovered so undisturbed by many tourists. Only local people tend to venture down to it, but

just delightful for a picnic

What makes this villa unique

Unique to Helena is an 80 sq.metre swimming pool .12metres long x 6 1/2 metres wide,not just a pool to play in, an actual swimming pool. Of course we are one of the few villas on the island to have it's own private tennis court so the whole family is entertained, from seniors to the younger children. Yiannis has vast local knowledge and speaking both Greek and English .He is also an excellent gardener and our guests enjoy the benefits of his superb organic vegetable garden and many different fruits from our orchard. Our small vineyard and olive grove are within the grounds of the villa and our guests can enjoy our wine and olive oil if they wish.He speaks Greek and English fluently which is really helpful for our guests. We are a small family business and work hard to ensure our guests really do have a unique and memorable holiday.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)
Villa Helena, exclusive and secluded, swimming pool, & tennis court,
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Villa Helena

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING,Truly a beautiful villa, breathtaking views, We got married in Keramies Kefalonia and had a wonderful greek ceromony at the villa, My family and friends could not believe how fantastic it was,

The cleaner pops in to change sheets etc but you hardly know shes there and Yiannis(the owner) waters plants and veg garden and you dont even see him as hes so discreet, Anything you want and he will help get it for you,Villa Helena is a clean well looked after and special place I would wholeheartedly recommend it to families or friends, We loved it so much that we did not really need to go out but if you did want to visit local places Argostoli is a 10 min drive and is a wonderful place to eat and shop both daytime or evening, GO i promise you a fantastic and memorable holiday. Carmel & Roger.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes we believe Villa Helena to be a 'special' place and happy to have now shared it with you and your family for your wedding.We are looking forward to seeing the photos's, I will keep ane eye on Donna's site as she usually puts some on there.All our best wishes for the future, and thank you for the great review!!!
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5

Everything and much more than we expected Fantasti

  • 5 of 5

It was our 50th anniversary and decided to take our children/partners and grandchildren away for a weeks holiday 10 of us in total. The villa was easy to find using Helens instructions and only approx. 20mins drive from the airport. On arrival at the villa Giannis was waiting to give us a guided tour and to explain the workings of the villa which was very much appreciated.

The Villa itself was faultless a really beautiful location, built to a very high standard and with views to die for. In addition it was very well equipped and fitted out with everything one may need, the garden landscaping was fantastic with loads of space for the kids to run around in, the very large infinity pool and the outdoor dining BBQ area and tennis courts a big hit for old and young alike.

We hired cars which if you are adventurous like my family came in useful for day trips out, although there are some good beaches and very good restaurants quite near by, our favourites of which we highly recommend were Marina`s by the sea at Lourdata beach and the Olive Tree (more local) .It is also worth a visit just for the view to Lorraines Magic Hill restaurant at Lourdes beach if you are okay with a few steps to climb, the food makes it well worth the effort.

I could go on and on about The Villa Helena but suffice to say we had the most relaxing and tranquil holiday for a long long time and all my family young and old have vowed to come back again sooner than later.

I would like to thank Helen & Giannis for being so helpful and letting us have the use of their beautiful home .

Kindest Regards Chris & Elfreda Gullick.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To the Gullick family - thank you ! Our aim is to do the best we can for our guests to enjoy Villa Helena and the unspoilt island, that is Kefalonia. We have always thought it great that after a 3 hour flight and a 20 minute car ride,you can be sat by the swimming pool, glass in hand ,soaking up a stunning view and the cares of the world gradually slip away. I think we achieved this goal for your family and we would love to see you again.
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Wow, Amazing villa, grounds and location!!

  • 5 of 5

Have just sadly come home from a 10 night stay here and we were all just blown away by the Villa and grounds! If we could have stayed longer we definitely would have. A family of 7 with young boys, a late teenager and an older person and it catered for everyone perfectly. The swimming pool and tennis court were just amazing and kept us all entertained for hours. To each have our own room and bathroom too was just so nice; no fighting for the shower in the morning! The location of the villa is perfect, nice and quiet to really appreciate the break yet not too far if you want to go out sightseeing or at night-time. Yannis and Helen were so nice to us too, very prompt and helpful in every way possible which really did have a massive impact on us. Have already recommended to others and would definitely go back again!

Thank you so much Helen and Yannis for all your help before and during our stay, it really meant a lot to us all and your villa is just PERFECT!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunningly beautiful, perfect paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained, extremely well equipped, very clean villa.

The owners Helen and Yiannis could have done no more to make us feel very welcome, their own Olive Oil, Wine and Cucumbers ( fresh from the olive grove and vegetable garden) went down a treat with all the family.

We would highly recommend this stunning, tranquil villa in beautiful Kefalonia.

Two lovely little beaches close by, one, where we had a lovely evening barbeque as the Sun went down, beach to ourselves, barbeque equipment on the beach we just supplied the food and wine , lovely, perfect evening.

Perfect holiday, thank you Helen and Yiannis.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glorious, excellent facilities, great views

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted by the villa, which was well equipped and by the whole process of booking, with clear instructions and friendly hosts. For a family of seven adults, one child and a baby it was ideal. It is in a quiet location, with a large pool, which we used a lot despite it being only April. Though many tavernas were closed there were enough open to enjoy local food. We also used the villa's kitchen and barbecue to good effect. The grounds were immaculate, we enjoyed both tennis and bowls with equipment provided. Yiannis was around when needed and always helpful. We would highly commend this villa to friends, it is close to Sparti beach, which is small but sandy, and a short drive to Agostoli, and in season there are at least two local tavernas, one within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terry and family for your review. When we bought the land we always wanted a villa that was suitable for a family group as we have 4 daughters of our own. We are pleased that this is what you found, as you saw Yianni is very proud of his garden, it was a shame you couldn't benefit from his organic fruit and veg we provide for our guests as the season rolls on !!
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A beautiful peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a holiday here in this lovely five bedroom villa with copious amounts of space, a huge pool and balconies to catch a sunset whilst enjoying a glass of wine in the evenings.

The photographs provided on the website don't do the villa justice. It's set in a vast amount of land with an organic vegetable garden to one side which you can help yourself to. To the right is a small vineyard as the owner Yiannis makes his own wine.The villa itself was clean and homely with plenty of outdoor space.

Helen and Yiannis provided an excellent service from start to finish. They provided a car with the villa which is a must to be able to enjoy the beautiful island fully. They also informed us of local tavernas which served delicious authentic Greek cuisine. Both my partner and I would thoroughly recommend this villa if you are looking for a peaceful week or two away!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you enjoyed your stay!! With regard to the photosI think it's always better to arrive at a holiday destination and say 'wow ' rather than say 'it doesn't look as good as the pictures ' as there are so many camera tricks these days!! Its really hard to capture the panoramic view and peace of the villa and its grounds! So very happy it was a 'wow' moment for you. As always Yianni and I try to make your holiday as successful as possible, I think we achieved this!! We hope to see you and your family again one day !!
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Kefalonia
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Spartia
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Pessada
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ellionas
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Paliolinos cove
Car: recommended

Villa Helena stands on its own private grounds of 2 acres nestling amongst olive groves. It offers a peaceful and secluded location with views over the countryside to the Ionian Sea and the island of Zakynthos in the distance. Looking inland is a superb view of

Mount Ainos. The sleepy village of Klismata is a short walk from the villa, the local beach Paliolinos, is within walking distance if rather a steep climb on the way back, the blue flag beach of Avithos is a five minute drive away.Spartia beach is also delightful and a few minutes drive away. Our nearest taverna is a short walk along the country lane in front of the villa, the nearest mini market is in in the village of Spartia, a few minutes drive away.

The locality is generally rural with some privately built villas but no

obvious tourist type accommodation to spoil the peace of the

area. The busier resort of Lassi with a variety of tavernas and

some bars is about 7 -10 minutes drive from the villa and the

capital town of the island Argostoli another 5 minutes further on,

a busier working town.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
peak
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,900
for 7 nights
£2,900
 
 
MID
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
LOW
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
WINTER
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
MID
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
LOW
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
PEAK
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,900
for 7 nights
£2,900
 
 
MID
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
LOW
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,900
for 7 nights
£2,900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

The above rental rates are up to and including 10 guests. The security deposit will be returned when the villa has been checked over by giannis and returned asap by bank transfer.

Deposit by bank transfer with 5 days of confirming the booking. Final balance 8 weeks before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , en-suite bath and shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , en- suite shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , en- suite shower
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , en- suite bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , en- suite shower
  • 4 of our bedrooms are on the 1st floor with one ground floor twin bedroom with en-suite shower. We have 2 fold a way beds that can be positioned in the bedrooms most suitable for the extra guests. We have a child's cot, stair gate, and high chair available for our guests use.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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