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Detached villa in a traditional Greek village with outstanding views

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Charming detached, two bedroom, villa standing in its own gated grounds and nestling in the hillside just a few hundred metres below the centre of the sleepy old village of Sarlata.

The south facing villa enjoys magnificent panoramic views, past ancient ruins, through the valley down to the sea.

The accommodation consists of 1 double bedroom and 1 twin both with fitted wardrobes. The living area is open plan having a fully fitted kitchen (4 ring hob, built in oven, fridge freezer, microwave, etc.) and a lounge/dining area with real open fireplace. The bathroom is spacious, luxuriously tiled, and contains a large walk in shower, WC and basin. The villa is air conditioned and has a fully automatic washing machine in the outhouse.

The generous terrace at the rear of the villa offers the ability to enjoy all meals alfresco whilst marvelling at the magnificent view. There is also secure off-road parking for a car and or a motorbike.

See schedule below for availability and price.

Car hire is recommended but not essential

More Details

Lynsey Wallace
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Lynsey Wallace

We have been coming to Kefalonia for 16 years. We loved the island so much that we decided to build a home and have had many years of enjoyment using it.

Lynsey Wallace purchased this villa in 2003

Why Lynsey Wallace chose Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

It's in a quiet convenient location with great sea views and is spotlessly clean. A choice of delightfull restaurants are near by

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Lynsey,

our holiday on kefalonia was absolutely perfect !

I really loved villa Cephie, it’s in a perfect, silent location, and the view from the terrace is really marvelous. I miss my breakfasts early in the morning and the walks to Ntomata to buy fresh bread !

The inside has got everything we could need, it’s comfortable and practical at the same time. Believe me, I admire your choice and I agree with your decision to buy in such a lovely place an house as a refuge !!

We went almost everywhere in the island, and we loved everything we saw.

We usually like to change our holiday destinations every year, in order to see different countries, but this time we left your island with great regret and with the intention to become again !

So I’m quite sure that you will hear from us !

I wish you good times.

Kindest regards.

Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Svoronata in Livathou

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Fitted wardrobes and air conditioning in both bedrooms.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Detached villa in a traditional Greek village with outstanding views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

What a GREAT find!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Cephie proved to be perfect our holiday this year. Having now travelled to Kefalonia on eight occasions and now finding this Villa, we will definitely look forward to returning here in the future.

The Villa was very comfortable, had beautiful views, very quiet and peaceful and certainly a place to chill and relax. For most of the time, there was a lovely breeze which helped on the very hot days. The description of this property is spot on and could not be closer to the truth.

Situated in Sarlata, a tranquil location in a traditional Greek village with un-interrupted views overlooking the olive groves and pine trees down towards the beautiful beaches of Avithos and Ai Helios both no more than a 10 minutes drive.

From the lounge, double bedroom and the terrace, the wonderful views can be enjoyed. The kitchen was well set out and equipped with washing machine (tucked away in a utility room). Everything seems to have been catered for to ensure that guests enjoy their stay.The twin room is situation at the rear of the property and is a great second bedroom. The bathroom has a large spacious walk in shower with constant hot water. A TV and surround system are provided, this is mainly for watching DVDs and listening to music.

You can relax with the beautiful view on the terrace on the comfy sunbeds. We certainly took full advantage of enjoying the Villa during the day as we were in need of a complete relaxing and chilled break. In addition, if you prefer to use a swimming pool from time to time, hotels in the area welcome you to use their facilities.

We had quite a number of leisurely evenings using the gas BBQ provided and certainly enjoyed shopping at the meat market near the castle where the quality of the meat was excellent with a wonderful choice. The fruit market and bakery in Argostoli provide a great selection of fresh produce.

This Villa is in a perfect position with easy reach of the capital Argostoli and access roads to explore the wonderful island. There are many local beaches of which Avithos and St Thomas (especially good for swimming and snorkelling) are two of our favourites. Many of which have small beach bars or alternatively an amazing sunset can be found on the terrace of the Villa.

There is a huge selection of locally family run restaurants in the area.

Car Hire is essential.

Steve and Lynsey, we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday – thank you. You have such a lovely Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, quite, and friendly

  • 5 of 5

Very friendly and cosy atmosphere. Excellent views and very quite location. Well-maintained and taken care of. The place was clean and we were very well looked after by the lady in charge. The only drawback is that one needs a car to move around (no shops or public transport in close distance) and that it takes some skill to get it in and out of the driveway. The restaurant Dum Spiros (sic) Spero is a very short drive away and it is very good. In general we were very happy with our stay; before receiving the invitation by HomeAway to write the review, I had already sent the following e-mail to the owner, which shows how much we liked the property:

Dear Lynsey,

We just came back from Kefalonia and I am just writing to tell you how much we enjoyed your place. It is so friendly and cosy that it was a great pleasure being there. All the best, and I wish you, your husband and your family to continue enjoying the place as much as we did (and even more) for many years to come.

All the best and thank you again for sharing Cephie with us,


  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable well located house

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Villa Cephie for a week and used it as our base to tour the island. The villa itself is comfortable, clean and tidy. The details and photos describing the property give an accurate impression of the villa. The owners organised everything very well, we were met on arrival at the villa and shown how everything works. Mid week somebody passed to change the bed sheets and give us some new towels.

The villa is located on a quiet hill side and the view from the terrace is marvellous. A lovely place to eat dinner or relax with a book. Its ten minutes drive to the airport and the islands capital Argostoli is also conveniently close, about ten miles away. There are several beautiful beaches to choose from if you like to swim. The sea is a few minutes away by car and parking is no problem at all.

The area is quite well populated so there are plenty of Greek taverns to choose from. If you want to find a really Greek tavern, try Anna's taverna at Keramies. Ten minutes drive away you will find the 15th century castle of king George. The views from the castle are spectacular and there are several tavernas up on top of the hill near the castle gates.

All in all, we were very happy with our choice of Villa Cephie and would not hesitate to book it again if or when we return to the lovely island of Cephelonia.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Georges bar, Lakithra
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Obelisk, Lakithra
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Svoronata, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A £200 non refundable deposit is required on booking. Balance due 8 weeks before commencement of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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