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A stunning beach house leading onto Pessada beach

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Livathou - The Olive Tree Beach House

Spacious beach house set in wonderful gardens, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8

The Olive Tree Beach House is an exquisite, spacious and beautiful house. It is decorated to a very high standard and is so much a home from home. The house has a living/dining area looking out onto the immaculate gardens and across to the stunning Ionian Sea and to the mountains. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with appliances such as washing machine, fridge freezer, coffee maker, oven and hob etc. Each of the four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms has been individually designed and is tastefully decorated. The house also has free wifi. The garden boasts a wonderful olive tree with lots of space which makes it ideal for families. There are swings and slides to keep the children entertained while you relax on the sunbeds in the garden. The main bedroom on the first floor opens up onto a small balcony where you can relax each morning, enjoying your breakfast while overlooking the stunning views across the dramatic coastline of Kefalonia. The house is welcoming and you're guaranteed to feel relaxed and in 'holiday mode' as soon as you walk through the door.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

A stunning beach house leading onto Pessada beach
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful villa in Pessada

  • 5 of 5

We were five people and stayed for two weeks. The villa has two double bedrooms and two showers in the basement, and one double master bedroom, a kids double bunk room and one shower upstairs. It has a well equipped kitchen on the ground floor and a big living room with a balcony overlooking the garden. To get to the sea you need to walk down quite a steep path with 102 steps where there is a small beach, it is possible to scramble over some rocks from here to get to the larger Pessada beach another 7 or 8 minutes away, neither of which have any facilities such as places to eat and drink or sun umbrellas. So this isn't for people who are frail and can't climb steep stairs. The port is about 5 minutes walk away and there is one small Taverna there. The main town Argostoli is an easy 15 minutes away by car, there are some supermarkets about 7 or 8 minutes away by car. There are also some very nice well equipped beaches 15 minutes away by car. We found finding places to eat out easiest in Argostili which is an easy drive with lots of choices of places. All in all the villa is a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay and we found ourselves eating at home quite often. There is a great fridge for stacking supplies, but the electric cooker is a bit feeble and takes a while to cook things on. You defiantly need a car as Pessada is a small place, and there is room for parking one car on the villa driveway and plenty of parking out on the square in front.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julian for your review. The entrance to the beach has many steps as per most other beaches. Guests prefer to use the small beach as it is more secluded and used mainly by local people who guests enjoy meeting and chatting to. Regarding the oven/hob, the cooking rings have multiple functions according to the size of the pot being used. If the correct function is not selected the ring operates on the first level which is for small pots and therefore uses less power. Once the correct function is selected the oven/hob operates efficiently. We will make this clear in the instructions booklet for future guests. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and you made use of all the facilities at the villa and had time to explore this beautiful island.
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4

Great vacation,lovely home feeling,amazing sea

  • 4 of 5

It was the first time that my family and I visited the island.The selection of Pessada was ideal.The villa is located exactly in front (!) of the steps that lead to two unique beaches.Our kids (ages 10 and 12) would go swimming two or more times per day by themselves while my husband and I enjoyed the sea views from the veranda or the tranquility of the garden.Argostoli , the capital is only 10' drive and all other beautiful beaches are also located in a perimeter of 3-5km in the area of Leivathos.The house offered us all we needed, it is lovely made and well organised.The only thing we didn't have is a barbeque but the tavernas in the area covered our need for grilled meat of fish.We will try to visit again the Olive Tree Beach House...

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

The Olive House was a real home for us. From the day of arrival to Pessada harbour (which is minutes away) till the day we had to leave we enjoyed every minute. The house is really big for a bigger family, equiped with all you need, cool and super cozy decorated. The 2 beaches are minutes away from the property and frankly speaking we loved late swimmings when kids were asleep - the beach is really close! We highly recommend this property to anyone going to Kefalonia

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unforgettable holidays ever

  • 5 of 5

Have chosen the place for four years in a row (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) with my daughter (born in 2005). We were accompanied by a friend of ours with her daughter too.

Words cannot describe the beauty of the house, the interior decoration, the garden and, above all, the -almost- private sandy beach at 10 meters walk and steps down.

The house is located at the south of the island, in a quiet spot (no cars heard, just birds) with a wonderful view of the sea. It is close to the capital of the island (10 minutes drive) where you can find a huge variety of eating places, shopping and super-markets.

It is children friendly with exclusive use of garden. Nearby, there is possibility of water sports, horse riding and path walking. The nightlife is exciting, as they say, but I have not tested it as I preferred staying home with a glass of wine, under the stars.

The food is amazing with a variety of choice of local and international cuisine.

I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an unforgettable, trouble-free, quiet, with or without kids, holiday. I could happily stay there for ever.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect place to book for a perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here last summer with my baby twins and nanny for 7 days. I have stayed before having children as well! It is a place one wants to return to and should, if possible!! It is the perfect place for a true relaxing vacation, felt like a second home to me! It is very well-maintained, clean, fully equipped with all the necessities/comforts (towels, sheets, pillows, one finds everything one needs in the kitchen, dining room, there's a TV, air-conditioning, the bathrooms are clean with showers). It is serene, quiet. It has a Lovely garden, with toys for the children, safe, parking for the car. The garden also has a standing shower (that has warm water as well!!!) The great porch, with a fantastic view overlooking the sea, can be used for all meals (the table fits up to 10 people!!!) and just to enjoy a coffee or a drink! It is walking distance to the BEST beach (small but not too many people know of it so it won't get crowded), with the best water, it is a "blue lagoon"! Of course there are numerous other beaches that one can go to, very easily by car. The drive to the main town or supermarkets is short and very easy to find and remember. There is a great taverna just five minutes away by car and more as well as great restaurants just 10-20 minutes away.

I strongly suggest this home to be chosen for a great vacation! Do not hesitate one bit, either travelling with children or friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A serene and peaceful destination

  • 5 of 5

To begin with it should be pointed out that this exclusive summer house is even more beautiful than shown in the photos.

It is a relaxing, cosy, elegant, friendly, fully equipped house which makes you feel at home right from the first moment you enter in. This could probably be a slight problem, because as soon as you settle down you don't want to leave! At least this is how I feel every time I visit! I just want to sit and enjoy the serenity and the beautiful view of the beloved Ionian Sea which is so close that you can dip into anytime of the day (or even night!) you feel like swimming! Just put on your bathing suit (or even better you can wear it all day long just in case...) and within 2-3 minutes you are diving in the blue, crystal sea.

We all (kids and grownups) look forward to visiting again and again starting this summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Kefalonia airport
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Pessada ferry to Zakynthos
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Pessada port
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Pessada
Car: recommended

The Olive Tree Beach House is a beautiful and charming house set in a stunning location. It has beautifully maintained gardens with plenty of 'running around' space for children, with slides and swings to keep them entertained. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 double and 2 single, and 3 bathrooms and access to free wifi. Walk out of the house and through the garden and you are at the entrance to the charming small cove and beach of Pessada. Stroll down the steps and find yourself in an almost 'private' small sandy beach where you can soak up the sun, enjoy the stunning mountain views and the spectacular coastline of Kefalonia. The village of Pessada is a small, traditional Greek village where you will find local amenities such as a mini market and small winery. Take a stroll through the village and get to know the locals who are friendly and happy to chat over a coffee. The capitol of the island is Argostoli and is a 10 minute drive from the villa, there you will find butchers, bakers, chemists, fruit and vegetable markets, it is definitely recommended to visit for a stroll on the square and enjoy tasting some of the excellent and exquisite cakes at one of the cafes while watching the world go by. Also a must is to stroll along the harbor front at Argostoli and watch the fishermen coming in with their catch of the day, they are very happy to clean and prepare the fish for you and are very reasonably priced, ideal for BBQ's. There are lots of places within easy access from the villa, visit Mount Ainos for wonderful flora and fauna, the quaint and unforgettable fishing village of Assos. The far north of the island you will find the village of Fiskardo, wonderful tavernas selling local dishes with plenty of fresh fish, enjoy your lunch on the harbour front while watching the fish jumping out of the water for bread, or even do a bit of star watching, stars like Oprah Winfrey, Michael Douglas have been spotted, or simply look longingly at the impressive and luxurious yachts moored in the harbour. Drive down to the south of the island, along the winding coastal road and stop off to visit some of the beautiful villages such as Lourdas, Vlahata, Katelios. For more hustle and bustle visit the resort of Skala, great for water sports, lots of tavernas on the beach front to while away a lunch hour or two! There is so much to see and do for all tastes here on the wonderful island of Kefalonia, The Olive Tree Beach House is a beautiful house where you can relax in the luxurious surroundings the minute you enter the house, it is ideally located, away from the hustle and bustle but within easy distance to all local amenities and is central for access to the whole island.

To make your holiday extra special and to give you that total 'break away from it all' we can offer the services of our personal chef. You can enjoy watching her cook or relax in the peaceful garden while she prepares your meals, serves the meal to you and generally 'pampers' you while you put your feet up!. Details of prices and menu are available on enquiry.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Livathou, Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
2 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£915
for 7 nights
£915
 
 
Spring season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£915
for 7 nights
£915
 
 
Early summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
Mid summer season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 7 nights
£1,290
 
 
Summer season
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 7 nights
£1,290
 
 
Late summer season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
Late season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£915
for 7 nights
£915
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Additional charges for occupancy over 6 people
01.05.15 to 30.05.15 £87 per person per week
31.05.15 to 27.06.15 £105 per person per week
28.06.15 to 29.08.15 £126 per person per week
30.08.15 to 26.09.15 £105 per person per week
27.09.15 to 30.04.16 £87per person per week
Cancellation policy:
Deposits are non refundable
Cancellation after 28 days prior to arrival date - payments are non refundable

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Livathou in Ionian Islands

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A maid service is provided, 1 week stay = 1 maid visit, 2 week stay = 2 maid visits. For those who prefer to relax in the comfort of the villa during the evening, why not spoil yourself with a visit from one of our personal chefs, Viva and Rory, it's an amazing experience. Ingredients are all locally sourced and prepared at the villa, you can choose to watch the chef and pick up a few handy tips or you can relax with a glass of wine while Viva or Rory does all the work. You can choose as many courses as you like, each mouth watering course will be served to you either al fresco or indoors, you decide, The chefs even do the washing up before they leave. Prices are competitive with taverna rates and you can enjoy the comfort of the villa with the luxury of personally prepared cuisine! We also offer a massage service, Essential Oil, Shiatsu, Hot Oil Massage. Details and prices for the chef and massage service are available on enquiry.

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