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Private Luxury Villa with Pool & Wi Fi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6 to 7

Villa Michalis stands alone in large private grounds of over 3/4 acre on the edge of the traditional village of Spartia. It has its own private pool, two large en-suite double bedrooms, and a spacious twin bedroom with a separate w/c & shower. There is also an option to sleep a seventh guest in a separate screened area on the ground floor, and a Z bed can be provided. Fully air conditioned, it has a spacious open plan kitchen / dining area plus a large lounge with a feature fireplace and TV, CD, DVD players. The fully fitted kitchen has electric oven, grill, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine & dishwasher. Externally, it has a covered patio with al-fresco dining and comfortable informal seating looking on to the large sun terrace with sun loungers and the private swimming pool. There is a large lawned area in front of the pool, and a lovely small mature sheltered olive grove with hammock and further informal seating.

Background: We first visited Kefalonia in 1992, and we quickly fell in love with the Island and friendly people. After many happy holidays here, we finally found our dream plot of land with panoramic views and its quaint little olive grove, and were able to build our villa in 2006. Villa Michalis has been exclusively used as our family holiday home for several years, and is now available for holiday rentals.

More Details

Mike Harris
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017


Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Cavo Liakas
Nearest Beach
1.8 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Superbly situated on the edge of the idyllic village of Spartia in the Livathos region of Kefalonia, a luxury villa with private pool and stunning views over the valley to the Venetian Castle of St George ( floodlit at night ) and truly dramatic views of Mount Ainos. Whilst enjoying a rural location, Villa Michalis is only three minutes walk from the quaint village square with mini markets, cafe bar, and excellent local taverna. It is close to the lovely Spartia beach, and is ideally situated for exploring the island, being only 10 minutes drive from the capital Argostoli.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Spartia in Livathou

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • A 'Z' bed and a childs cot are also available including full childsbedding and a baby changing mat. There is also a substantial area on the ground floor which can be screened off and used as an additional sleeping area.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(12 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful Villa in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in other villas on the island, this villa was beautifully appointed and had everything that you could need for a fabulous holiday. The villa was immaculate. We were even invited to use the home grown herbs in the garden for our many BBQ's.

It is ideally located close to sandy beaches ideal for children and adults alike, we enjoyed snokling at Spartia beach. We explored the area by car and enjoyed being able to see the giant turtles in Argostoli.

The pool was a fabulous way to spend a lazy day with plenty of sun beds available and we made the most of the hammock in the villa's shady olive grove. The garden is well kept with lawn and borders, fruit trees and sady olive grove, whilst being secure and secluded with plenty of space for enjoying yourselves.

Eating breakfast on the balcony or veranda was the best way to enjoy the views. We are keen to return and have recommended this villa to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you had a great time staying at the villa and were able to make full use of all the outside space as well, - the gardens, infiniti pool, shady olive grove & verandas to make the most of the views. We look forward to welcoming you back in future............ Mike & Laraine
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Perfect villa in a perfect peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a villa with lovely views, peace and quite and a really good size pool look no further.

The villa sits in beautiful gardens, it is very private, not overlooked and is well looked after.

Mike and Laraine were in Kefalonia at the time of our visit and were kind enough to meet us at the airport and direct us to the villa which was a quick 15 minutes drive. Although only a short journey from the airport you never see or hear any planes.

Spartia is a lovely sleepy village and a 5 minute stroll takes you to a lovely restaurant (Cavo Liakis) and a couple of small shops which stock essentials, one being a cafe /bar, ideal for a couple of cocktails before dinner !

Mike put us in touch with a car hire company prior to arriving which made both the pick up and return of the vehicle very very-easy. We took a few trips to other parts of the island and to a number of gorgeous beeches.

There are good restaurants to be found all within a 10 minute drive, our favourite was Preview, at Avithos beach.

All in all a perfect holiday in a lovely villa on a beautiful island, we hope to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful villa in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in villa Michalis for two weeks and we could have easily stayed for ever. It is a wonderful house in a wonderful location. We were a big group of various ages and the house catered for all our needs and more. I really cannot do justice to the house, the facilities and above all the hosts. From booking the villa to the day of departure both the owners of the villa as well as the villa manager did everything they could to make sure that our stay was as enjoyable as possible.It is a place I would recommend without hesitation. We have been going on holidays in Greece for the past 15 years and this has ben by far the best place we have stayed in.

Anna Dublin

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay in Villa Michalis, and that the villa and its facilities exceeded your expectations. We always try to help our guests get the most from their holiday and appreciate the role of a good local villa manager in ensuring that things run as smoothly as possible.
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Wonderful 2 weeks

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Kefalonia after a wonderful 2 weeks.

The whole process from booking the villa to our arrival couldn't have been smoother. Mike recommended a car hire company, which was reasonable and hassle free with the car waiting just outside arrivals.

Mike and Laraine kindly met us at the airport as they were in Kefalonia at the same time, which meant we arrived at the villa in super quick time and in a relaxed manner.

The villa is beautifully positioned with spectacular views (the pictures really don't do it justice).

The generous sized infinity pool which was always in the sun, was a perfect place to cool off. There are plenty of areas to relax around the villa on the terrace plenty of sun loungers, a sofa area, and a shaded hammock.

When we managed to drag ourselves away from the villa and pool, We found Kefalonia to a be a beautiful island with plenty of places to visit. (A very detailed visitors book in the villa helped us plan our trips out)

Everyone will discover their own favourite places and things to do, but a few of ours were seeing the Logger head turtles in Argostoli. An evening meal at Waterways (above the beach in Spartia) the views as the sun goes down are beautiful. The children loved the underground lake at Melissani and we all loved Assos where we stopped for a spot of lunch. The beach at Petani followed by lunch in a taverna just above the beach was also a firm favourite.

This is just a small snippet of what we discovered and enjoyed.

Kefalonia has so much to offer we were pleasantly surprised. We also felt Villa Michalis is perfectly positioned to explore the island.

We were already talking of a return visit to Villa Michalis before we returned home, that's how much we enjoyed it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay in our villa, and we really appreciate your kind comments. It was great to hear that you took the time to explore some of this beautiful Island - there are many more stunning locations for you to discover in the future. We would love to welcome you back to Villa Michalis on your next visit.
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Ideal for families with children

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Villa Michalis twice before and were confident that this would be an ideal first holiday with our baby daughter. After getting home I can safely say that our expectations were more than surpassed.

We arrived early in the evening, close to our daughter’s bed time after the short transfer from the airport. With the villa being equipped with a Mamas and Papas cot, she settled for her nights sleep as well as she does at home, much to our relief.

During the day we used the travel cot which was provided as a play pen, so our daughter could play safely in the shade on the terrace. There was a paddling pool which she loved and was in everyday. The high chair and a baby bath seat made it feel just like home.

We had hired a car and a rear facing car seat, but didn’t feel the need to travel far. Spartia beach is within ten minutes drive and the local restaurants, shops and bars were all very welcoming to us all.

A perfect family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property within walking distance of village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family of five in Auggust 2013. The service we received from booking process, through to help with securing a well priced hire car and directions to the villa were all very professionally handled by the very helpful owner Michael.

Having being to Kefalonia before and having stayed in Spartia we knew what to expect and were not disappointed.

We arrived fairly early at the villa and it was already clean and ready for us. It was near the centre of the village yet quiet with only the occasional passing herd of goats to disturb us. The pool was lovely, private and great for sitting around or dipping in to cool off.

The house was ideal for us as a family with teenagers and older children as they could walk to the local shops and explore the area in complete safety.

We enjoyed days at Spartia beach, jumping off the cliffs and swimming in the bay, as well as trios to Assos (favourite place on the island) and many trips at the childrens insistence to Lassi for watersports fun! Argostoli at night was also fun.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to people of all ages and can only apologise to Michael for the extremely long delay in writing this review!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you all had such a great holiday staying in Villa Michalis and that you made the most of both the facilities at the villa and the lovely village of Spartia with its family friendly beach. We must have similar tastes as Assos is also our favourite place for a family day out. Many thanks for taking the time to post your review - hope you will be back sometime.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Spartia, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We can take bookings for 2016 at 2015 prices with the payment of a£300 deposit, with the remaining balance due 8 weeks prior to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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