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Luxury Villa With Sea And Mountain Views. Free Wi-Fi.

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Pesada, Kefalonia - Private Location, 2 Mins Walk To Secluded Sandy Cove

Villa Mandalay is a privately owned detached villa set in a private Mediterranean garden with lemon, orange and olive trees, large BBQ area, sun terraces and balcony. Fabulous sea and mountain views. Five minutes walk to Pessada village. Two minutes walk to the rocks and secluded sandy beach (pictures above) ideal for sunbathing, crystal clear water perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Complementary free Wi-Fi is provided. Google maps co-ordinates: 38deg 06' 26" North, 20deg 35' 08" East.


Owner
Paul
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Paul

My name is Paul Yates, I'm self employed and live near York in rural North Yorkshire. I have been renting Villa Mandalay successfully with ownersdirect for the last 11 years. I've been visiting Kefalonia for the past 20 years and decided to buy Villa Mandalay in 2003. Your peace of mind can be assured dealing direct with an English owner.

Paul purchased this villa in 2003

Why Paul chose Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

I bought Villa Mandalay 13 years ago, situated just outside the quiet fishing village of Pessada, away from the crowds and tourist resorts. Just across the lane are the steps and path leading to a secluded sandy cove pictured above.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is on 3 floors, with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the top floor and the same on the lower floor, making it ideal for a two family holiday. Home from home, with free wi-fi, CD's, books and videos for the younger ones, there's everything from beach toys and loungers to cots and potties. Although villa Mandalay is in a quiet village, there are shops, bars, banks and good tavernas all within a short car drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'I just want to say that the week that we stayed in your villa was brilliant. We had such a good time and the villa was excellent, just what we needed. With the added bonus of Capelli, he was great, the kids loved him. I also want to thank you for your advice that you gave us before we went and for the info, it was most useful. If we go to Kefalonia again I know where we will be staying'.

'Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at 'Mandalay'. The girls loved it, and in particular the 'private' beach, a few locals after 3pm made it more of a social event as everyone was so friendly'.

'Just to let you know we had a wonderful time in Kefalonia!!

It was everything we wanted it to be and more. The best things were watching a Loggerhead turtle being born on the beach near the villa and the local Taverna which we ate at every night. We enjoyed our stay and Capelli came out to meet us for the first 2 days! Many thanks for all the info you sent to us, it came in very handy'.
Feb 2005
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pesada in Livathou

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 Shower room, washbasin/vanity unit and WC. Bathroom 2 Shower room, washbasin/vanity unit and WC. 2 Hairdryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bedroom with french windows to sun terrace. TV. Bedroom 2: single bedroom French windows to balcony. Bedroom 3: kingsize double bedroom. Bedroom 4: kingsize double bedroom. All bedrooms have fans and mosquito nets over the beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation is on three floors two kingsize bedrooms, shower room 1, wc and laundry on the lower floor. Open plan living room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor. Double bedroom with sunterrace, single bedroom with balcony, shower room and wc on the first floor. Outside: Private, well stocked flower gardens all round, large brick built traditional Greek BBQ and dining area. Sun terrace with large sunblind, outside dining tables and chairs. Outside shower, lawned area with sun loungers and large parasol. Our tortoise has lived in the garden for many years, a favourite with the kids! Utility Room: Laundry/ storage room with ironing facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and linen are included, maid service is once a week. Midweek clean and linen change is optional.

Reviews

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Luxury Villa With Sea And Mountain Views. Free Wi-Fi.
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great place to stay and very much appreciated Paul's helpful advice. Thanks Paul! We settled in very quickly. Our 2 small boys, 2 & 4 loved saying hello to the 2 tortoises each day. Paul very kindly allowed us to bring our own small paddling pool for the boys, which we used a lot and left at the villa for other families...or for our next visit! The villa was spotless. We also appreciated the midweek clean and change of sheets etc. All in all a brilliant holiday and we hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Simon and Leah, Daniel and Joel, thanks for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay at the villa and hope you can make it again next year. Thanks also for leaving the paddling pool, which I'm sure future guests with small children will appreciate.
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Excellent holiday experience

  • 5 of 5

Staying 12 nights there in June/July 2017, 2 families with kids.

Wonderful place, quiet, green and peaceful, with the local magnificent Pessada beach at 5 min walk down the stairs to the incredible small bay.

All facilities available at location, good taste furniture and decorations.

Paul was a very helpful host and give us all the needed information and advises in advance.

One minus: the draining system from the basement floor bathroom was working slowly; Angela (the property administrator) timely supports us with the local plumber, however with no significant results.

Overall, the location and the surroundings are amazing, and the time spent there, in Kefalonia, will be not easy to forget.

We do thank Paul for this.

Adrian

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Adrian. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa Mandalay and the little beach close by. Best wishes to you and your family.
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with view of the sea from master bedroom. House has very good mosquito screens on doors and windows and black out shutters that would please even the most sensitive to light in the mornings. Mere footsteps to small relaxing beach. Everything is well organized and thought out, impressive number of loungers, outdoor tables and chairs and shaded areas. Good internet. Peaceful location-whats not to like! Paul was attentive from the day we made the booking. Angela who manages check in etc is helpful and considerate. We had a very pleasant stay in this lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Dawn, best wishes to all.
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Beautiful villa, everything you need for a relaxing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week away in the villa!! The villa had everything that was needed. Eating dinner outside was a real treat. Meeting the two little tortoises was lovely, the kids loved feeding them. Would highly recommend the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased you had a lovely week in the villa Joanne. Many thanks.
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5

What a Gem

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more, an absolute gem, home from home but with lots more sunshine!!

The villa was beautiful, very clean. The view from the top bedroom balcony is amazing, looking across the sea.

The garden area's idyllic and then a short walk away we found the steps to the small cove with sandy beach that other reviewers have already mentioned; it was like having our own private beach, perfect.

Paul, the owner, was a great help with his knowledge of the island and having a car meant we could make best use of exploring the island and local bars, restaurants etc. We were equally happy with the tranquillity of the villa, so relaxing.

We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ann, hope to see you both back again soon. Best wishes.. Paul
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5

Beautiful and relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely relaxing holiday at Mandalay villa. The villa is very well equiped with everything a family needs. Presseda village is small but well positioned to visit the many beautiful beaches nearby. There are busy beaches like Lourdas with lots of facilities and other smaller quieter beaches where we were often the only ones there. I would recommend Mandalay villa to any family looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. Annabelle uk

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your useful review Annabelle. Best wishes to you and your family. Paul
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Kefalonia EFL
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Iliovassilema and Divino winery
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Pesada
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Iliovassilema
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Pesada
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Just a few minutes walk to a secluded sandy cove (see photos). Kefalonia is known for its beautiful coastline, there are many gorgeous long stretches of beach and small sandy coves all within short driving distances.

Travel:

Car hire is recommended, you can prearrange your car to be waiting for you at the airport or I would be pleased to arrange it for you. The airport is a 15 minute drive from the villa. From Pessada you can take a day trip to Zante on the ferryboat.

Distances:

Pessada village is 5 minutes walk and the main shopping town is Argostoli which is 20 minutes by car or bus.

Further Details:

There is a good village shop, a winery and a restaurant in Pessada. Three supermarkets all within 15 minutes drive. The bakery and cake shop are at Peratata, 10 minutes drive. There is also a good selection of tavernas in most of the surrounding villages and towns.

There are ATM's and banks where you can change money, buy most other things and enjoy nightlife in Argostoli which is the main shopping town, 20 minutes drive from Pessada.

Water sports on the beach at Skala.

Motorboat hire is available at Skala, Katelios, Argostoli and Fiskardo.

A trip to Mellisani Lake and the Drogorati Cave are well worth a visit.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pesada, Ionian Islands

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
 
2017 Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£665
for 7 nights
£665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Rate 5
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017/2018
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Rate 1
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Rate 2
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£665
for 7 nights
£665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Rate 4
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£665
for 7 nights
£665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Rate 5
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £12 per person per night

Booking Notes:
Bookings are direct with the owner. A non refundable 20% deposit is paid at the time of booking and the balance paid 4 weeks prior to your holiday.

Notes on prices:
Prices for July and August 2017 have been held again for the eighth year running.
Prices shown are per week with up to 4 people sharing.
In April, May and October, additional £85 per extra person.
June and September, additional £90 per extra person.
July and August, additional £140 per extra person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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