|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Villa Velanidi is an exceptionally spacious villa nestled in the hills between Kourkoumelata and Kaligata in a peaceful and private location. New for 2014 is free wifi in the villa. The villa is constructed to the highest standards with air conditioning, pool, barbeque, views to the Ionian sea, and a large gardens. The ground floor comprises a spacious kitchen with oven, hob, and dishwasher; a dining area for 10; a large lounge with TV/DVD and a balcony looking out to the sea; a cloakroom; and double bedroom with en suite. The upper floor has one double bedroom with en suite and balcony, 2 twin rooms each with their own balconies, and one further bathroom. The lower floor opens to the pool and has a twin bedded room next to a bathroom. There is a further large casual area with towel pegs, pool and beach equipment storage space and casual seating. All bedrooms have a sea view. There is plenty of space for fun & relaxation.
The pool is a large at 5m x 9m with a veranda at one end for shade. There are large gardens, a barbecue and wonderful views of the sea and the mountains as well as olive groves and fruit trees. It is quiet with privacy and easy walks to the village of Kaligata, the village of Kourkoumelata and Avithos beach. The kitchen is fully equipped with tableware choices for inside or balcony dining. There is a washing machine and ironing facilities. There is easy storage for your beach/pool towels and games and a casual seating area on the lower floor as well as a table tennis table and equipment for your enjoyment. On those rare days you want to be inside the air conditioned living room has a flat screen TV & DVD player, lots of DVDs, games, and a library of books for your use. We provide linen and bath towels, cleaning 2-3 times per week and a welcome hamper on arrival. Our local agents are on hand for any local questions and help you may need.
Travel details: The airport is about 5 km or 10 minutes by car so you can maximise your holiday time. Villa Velanidi is not under the flight path so there is no noise from airplanes. There are charter flights from most UK airports from May to October; email us for details. There are daily scheduled flights from the Athens airport. Email us for details on discounted car rental in Kefalonia.
The drive from Athens is 2-1/2 to 3 hours plus 1-1/2 to 3 hours ferry ride.
Gardens: The poolside garden is a large grassed area which is perfect for lawn games or kicking around a ball and the villa has a badminton set which can be erected for use in this area. The gardens around the rest of the villa have flowers, shrubs and fruit trees. Farther away but surrounding the villa are dozens of olive trees.
We are a family living in London who fell in love with Greece many years ago and are delighted to have Villa Velanidi.
Joanne purchased this villa in 2007
It is on one of the prettiest Greek islands near one of the best beaches and we built it to our specifications.
Lots of room and ideal for large groups.
The villa was exactly as described.It was very clean, well maintained and comfortable. The booking process was easy and straight forward and the owners were helpful and willing to accomodate requests. We particularly liked the table tennis table and the pool. The owners provided a lot of equipment. games and books. The location of the villa was stunning. We would recommend this villa for a comfortable, private and relaxing holiday.
Kefalonia was also stunning and the local beach was only a 10 minute walk away.
Villa was beautifully presented and cleaned to a high standard. The villa location was lovely and quiet, but not too far from local beach with two taverna (realistically a 5 minute drive and we didn't encounter any other cars on the way there or back). Secluded and extremely private area, with no other villas next door or overlooking! The kitchen was well equipped; bathrooms were very clean; pool was comfortably warm in August but still refreshing! We spent many evenings, following either a trip to the tavernas or preparing a bbq in the villa, playing badminton, table tennis, cards or scrabble. Sea and mountain/country views were superb. There is a bumpy dirt road for the last 1/2 mile to reach the villa, that has no traffic usage or noise. Owners were really attentive to our holiday needs, nothing was too much trouble and we would definitely recommend this villa to friends, etc. Would also like to return again, if possible, next year! We were a party of four adults (in our 40's) with two teenagers(15 and 17). We all agreed we had relaxed and enjoyed our week's stay here and would book 10 days or 2 weeks next time!
This fabulous villa is situated in a stunning location, offering superior facilities to suit families and couples alike. The villa is within walking distance of beautiful Avithos beach with its clear inviting waters and two excellent beach restaurants. There are various local restaurants, also within walking distance or a short car ride away, which offer quality food at reasonable prices. You can hire a car to explore the island or visit the nearby town, sit in the square and enjoy a cocktail and snack whilst watching the world go by. We had a truly wonderful and relaxing holiday staying at this luxurious and delightful villa and I would definitely recommend this to friends and family,
Villa Velanidi is in a small valley in Kaligata just above the famous Avithos beach in Kefalonia. Other nearby beaches are Ammes, Minies, and Ai Helis. The village of Svoronata with its many tavernas and restaurants is a 5 minute drive. The resort of Lassi is a 10 - 15 minute drive away and has a large choice of places to eat as well as a number of mini markets for essential supplies and souvenirs. The villa is also about a 10 minute drive from three of the main supermarkets on Kefalonia. Excursions on the island include the main city of Argostoli with its port and archaeological museum, picturesque Fiskardo and Lixouri, Mount Aenos, the monastery of St. Gerassimos, Drogarati Cave, Melissani Cave and the Robola winery. Further away are wonderful day trips including Olympia on the Peloponnese and the nearby islands of Ithaca and Zante. It is ideal for families and groups providing a spacious villa in a very convenient location.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Price includes welcome hamper, bedroom linens, bathroom towels and cleaning.
Flexibility on length of stay and changeover date - contact us for details.
Payment accepted in pounds sterling (£), euros (€) and US dollars ($).