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Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French

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

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Pesada - GR32

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

Villa Mandalay is a privately owned detached villa set in a 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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Paul (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French

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 10 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 12 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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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Villa With Sea And Mountain Views. Free Wi-Fi.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

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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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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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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Immaculate, peaceful, well located - ideal!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Kefalonia and we had the best holiday. The property is fantastic - it's well kitted out and is clearly used by Paul and not just let out to visitors so everything you need is there which is often not the case in holiday villas.

We have two young children who loved the gardens and the bedrooms and being a 5 minute walk from a beach that feels like the Caribbean is something else!

Paul, the owner, really looked after us - calling beforehand to talk us through the villa, the locale and tips and tricks for the island. He also took the time to meet us at the airport which was great.

We'll definitely be returning. Great!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your review and kind words. It would be lovely to see you back again in the future. Best wishes to you and your family.
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lovely villa, really helpful owner

  • 4 of 5

This is an excellently furnished villa, with lovely patios all around so there is always somewhere to sit. The owner was exceedingly helpful with advice which made our holiday so easy. The sea is so clear and allows great snorkling and swimming possibilities. We also really enjoyed the tortoise's company and seeing the giant turtles at Argostoli - well worth a visit. The children loved the huge selection of videos and the swimming equipment. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julia for your feedback. Best wishes to all.
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Well Needed Break!!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful stay at Villa Mandalay! Everything you could think of was provided in the villa, really cleverly thought out. Good for dining in or 'alfresco' with a super BBQ area.

Great location with one of the best kept beaches of the island just a few minuets walk away.

Lovely restaurant nearby with comprehensive menus and a great welcome 'front of house'.

We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! Look forward to seeing you again at Villa Mandalay. Best wishes, Paul.
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Kefalonia EFL
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended


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.


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.


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 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 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.

Travliata (10 minutes) has a new modern ten pin bowling alley.

Water sports on the beach at Skala.

Motorboat hire is available at Skala, Argostoli and Fiskardo.

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


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 2016 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pesada in Ionian Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • bay
  • churches
  • 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
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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