Villa Yalenia is a luxury villa on the island of Lefkada. Built on the water’s edge amongst beautiful trees and lush vegetation its location could not be more magnificent. The spectacular scenery and natural beauty of the villa make it the most exclusive property on the island. The owners are a local family of Civil Engineers and Home Designers with a flair for style and design. The family villa has been renovated to the highest standards while keeping comfort and traditional Greek island design in mind. The villa is discretely hidden by mature trees and glorious wildflowers ensuring that guests have privacy whilst still enjoying the superb views across the water whether from the easy armchairs on the terrace, the sunbeds on the decking of the swimming pool or on the lush lawn right by the water . Villa Yalenia is ideal for both families and couples. Boasting its own private jetty and with a private motorboat included in the price of your holiday, getting around the island, going shopping or finding your own secluded beach couldn’t be easier. Should you prefer to bring your own yacht or hire one during your holiday you can easily drop anchor in the bay and row the short distance to the jetty. Visit Villa Yalenia for an unforgettably luxurious holiday on the undiscovered island of Lefkada.
Upon your arrival we will be waiting to welcome you to the villa. We provide a generous welcome hamper so there’s no need to worry about going out shopping when you arrive – just immediately unwind and relax in the beautiful surroundings. Your Welcome Hamper includes fresh fruit, fresh salad items, locally baked bread, cheese, ham, jams, cakes and biscuits, orange juice, soft drinks, wine and water.
Villa Yalenia has been carefully designed as a spacious and comfortable holiday home leaving guests feeling refreshed by its bright and airy design. The ground floor has the most wonderful garden and sea views through large French windows. With space for all your guests around the large dining table and the huge comfy sofas set around the fireplace it is the perfect place to gather on cooler evenings. The modern kitchen leads directly off the dining area and is fully equipped with everything a comfortable home needs. The junior suite, with bathroom and WC, is also located on the ground floor and has its own access to the terrace and gardens. The wooden staircase makes an interesting centre piece to the ground floor and leads to three further bedrooms on the upper floor. The first two large bedrooms are both doubles with en-suite bathrooms. The impressive 43sq.m master bedroom has a large sitting area with comfy sofas, a king size bed and walk in closet. The Italian tiled en-suite is made complete with its own Jacuzzi. Coco-Mat mattresses will ensure a restful night’s sleep – Coco-Mat is a Greek company committed to the manufacturing of the “best beds in the world in the most sustainable way possible”. The mattresses consist of multiple layers of 100% natural materials and provide the optimal elastic support to the human body, without the use of metal springs. The master bedroom with its large wooden balcony for enjoying the views over the gardens and out to sea will be one of the most popular rooms in the villa.
Renovated with love and care
Villa Yalenia was originally built by the family’s grandfather and has been renovated with loving care in his memory. The design was accomplished with the utmost comfort and quality in mind and then decorated with the greatest care. The owners’ pride and love for their grandfather is evident in every corner. All interior wooden surfaces are handmade of solid oak. The downstairs’ floors are made of aged marble from Crete. The wooden panelled ceiling is in keeping with the traditional Lefkadian ceilings of the island and is a trademark of the local architectural style. The wooden staircase is the masterpiece of the house having been designed to give the feeling of one level flowing into the other and giving the illusion of a single open space. All bathrooms are designed exclusively in Italian style and the floors and walls are lined with Italian tiles or marble. The showers are all walk-in and protected with safety glass. In the kitchen, the cabinets are made of oak and the worktop is solid granite. On the upper floor, the wooden terrace and pergola are made of cherry wood and shaded with a wicker mesh. The house is partially lined with stone and painted using natural pastel colours which is characteristic of the houses in the old town of Lefkada. The terraces are paved in stone and the small covered seating area in the garden has natural stone seating.
The newly built in 2016, sauna room is separate to the main house. Located in a cool room furnished with comfy sofas and flat screen TV, our sauna room is the perfect place to relax.
The swimming pool is 50sq.m with a depth of 1.60m. Set just 3m from the water’s edge, swimming will be a wonderful mix of the lush green of the garden and the brilliant blue of the Mediterranean. The pool area is equipped with sun umbrellas, sun loungers and an outdoor shower. Guests will spend long lazy afternoons lying in the sun, enjoying a refreshing drink and taking in the gorgeous view across the sea to Tranquil Bay and Nidri.
There is a private car park for villa Yalenia, which can hold up to six cars, opposite the gate to the house.
Lefkada, an island full of culture and Greek spirit
Lefkadians, being warm people and ‘full of life’, always welcome their guests in a very hospitable way. Throughout history Lefkada was a crossroads of West and East and the Lefkadians have had the advantage of many cultural influences. Despite these many influences they have still maintained their Greek identity. Principally this is due to the fact that even though Lefkas is an island, the ‘islanders’ were never ‘cut off’ as they are linked to the mainland by a bridge.
Lefkada, with an area of 295 sq km, is the fourth largest of the Ionian Islands and has a coastline of 117 km. The easy access to the island across a floating bridge has made it a favourite with holidaymakers. The floating bridge is an excellent feat of engineering and can raise both ends and swivel round on its axis to allow yachts and fishing boats through the channel to the main harbour and down the East coast. This lovely undiscovered island offers fabulous unspoilt beaches all along its coastline and is a boater’s paradise with its multitude of satellite islands. Some of the best known beaches are Porto Katsiki, Kathisma, Pefkoulia. The Prinigponisa satellite islands are Scorpios, owned by the late Aristotle Onassis, Meganisi, Sparti and Madouri owned by the late national poet Aristotle Valaoritis.
The island of Lefkas or Lefkada is lesser known as a holiday destination to a wider audience in comparison to neighbouring Corfu, Paxos and Cephalonia. This of course has ensured that it has maintained much of its character and traditional Greek identity. There are plenty of attractions even for the more discerning traveller. The impressive green landscape offers many beautiful walks for all levels and there is a very good book that can be bought locally with tracks to follow. The long white beaches of the west coast are perfect for sun worshippers and family days out, and the crystal clear waters of the small coves on the east coast are a snorkeler’s paradise. Beautiful old churches dotted around the island, museums in Lefkas Town and archaeological sites close by are great for those looking for a bit of culture whilst on holiday. Lefkada also hosts one of the most famous International Folklore Festivals in Greece during the month of August.