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Luxury Villa on own headland above Beach with Great Views + 2 swimming pools

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Elios Proni

3 bedroom natural stone villa with an infinity pool and separate jacuzzi pool

Thank you for enquiring about our villa. We think it is a very special place. Please read all the reviews.

Now booking 2017 ! We keep our prices very competitive. If you are interested please book by Xmas as the villa is normally fully booked from Xmas onwards.

Location, location, location !

Situated on its own private headland Ionian Dream Villa has drop dead gorgeous views all the way around, overlooking the sea with Zante in the distance and the beach directly below, behind is Mount Enos. The beach itself is a beautiful, sandy, almost private beach (never gets crowded) set between cliffs.

The villa has been built with a natural stone frontage to blend in with the landscape, and offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms – and 2 infinity pools : a main swimming pool, and a smaller Jacuzzi pool to just relax in and enjoy the views.

Fully air conditioned the villa is luxuriously appointed with Miele fittings in the kitchen. While the lounge has a LCD TV, DVD, Playstation 3, Wii and FREE Wifi. The villa benefits from a large balcony and patio with built in BBQ.

At the end of the day..... please read the reviews. It sums up the villa far better than anything we can say !!

Wifi is new for this year. We have always resisted as a family as the villa is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Yet it seems that progress can't be stopped ! Our children are now demanding wifi - so we have given in. Free wifi for all in 2017. New for this year is a lovely set of outdoor furniture and also a astronomical scope - everyone talks about the amazing night skies (no light pollution) so we have a scope to enable you to spot the milky way even better.

What to See

Kefalonia is a large, unspoilt Greek island. Very pretty with lots of Greek charm and not at all crowded (even in peak season) it is a perfect place to relax in the sun.

The Beach

The beach is directly below the villa. We think it is very beautiful and perfect. It never gets crowded. To get there turn left from the villa and follow the road to the beach. In peak season a man rents out chairs and parasols, there is also a beach taverna as well. So although quiet it still has facilities. The left hand side of the beach has lots of rocks for snorkelling.

Just because of the direction the beach faces the evening light is amazing – so perhaps go down one evening as well as during the day.

Please look after the beach and don’t litter. They try to keep it low key but turtles do nest on the beach in the summer. Last year there were 2 successful nests on the beach ! They tend to hatch in September so look out for those if you are at the villa during this month !


This is where you will probably eat out most. Just head back to the main road and turn right. You will reach Kateleios after 5 minutes. Drive down to the sea front and stroll along the beach front tavernas. Choosing which one takes your fancy for an evening meal is a very pleasant occupation. Many of the tavernas also offer reasonable breakfasts and lunches.

Kaminia/Mounda Beach

This is a very long strip of sand (about 4 miles long). It shelves very gently and is perfect for little tots. There is a small taverna on the beach. It is between Katelious and Skala. Again just follow the sign off the main road. Kaminia is the first stretch you reach, Mounda a little further on.


Beyond Kateleios, Skala is more of a resort – but still very nice too. The beaches here are good, and there are also some very nice restaurants, some perfect for that special occasion – or if you just want to indulge.

If you are staying a week you might not manage any more than the above, but there is still plenty more to see.


Take the coast road beyond Skala, it is very scenic and there are lots of beaches you can stop by. Poros itself is more of a real town rather than a resort, but still has character. As the sun starts to drop we would recommend the restaurant on the headland overlooking the beach.


With so many beaches to explore you often forget about the rest of the island. A very nice scenic drive is the trip to the port of Sami. From the villa turn left, but instead of driving straight on to Argostoli at the next fork turn right for Sami. You soon start climbing and the views are fantastic. Sami is famous for the filming of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and has a number of pleasant tavernas on the waterfront.


At some stage you might feel the urge for a shopping expedition – in which case Argostoli is the place to go. Much more cosmopolitan than the rest of the island, it has not only large supermarkets but plenty of designer shops as well. It is worth getting your bearings. As you drive into Argostoli try and keep to the waterfront, keep going until you can find a parking spot on the right hand side. You can always get parking at the ferry terminal if you haven’t found parking by then. The main shopping street runs parallel to the waterfront - just a couple of streets behind the seafront. It is pedestrianised and unlike the rest of the streets it is paved in marble ! Everyone who is anyone promenades up and down or just hangs out in the numerous coffee shops. Walk right along this street, pass the town hall and you will eventually come to a square – there is a whole host of restaurants here – just take your pick.


Well worth a visit. This little harbour is in an incredibly beautiful setting.

Myrtos Beach

The most photographed beach on the island – although pebbly rather than sandy.


At the far north of the island and a favourite with the sailing set.

Mount Aenos

Directly behind the villa is Mount Aenos. It is a very dramatic mountain and dominates the area. There is a road that almost goes to the top and the views are just amazing. If any one gets to the top let us know. We have never made it ourselves – the draw of the beach and the pool is just too much !

St Georges Castle

Worth an afternoon’s exploration. This old Venetian castle, although now ruined is worth a visit (there are also some nice cafes’ on the way up).

The Caves

There are 2 sets of caves near Sami, open for tourists. One you walk down, the other you go in a boat into an underground/sunken lake. They are both different and we couldn’t recommend one over the other. If you are exploring and are visiting Sami it is a nice thing to do.


Magic Beach

Have you read the book – The Beach. It’s original premise is that a group of people have heard about the most beautiful beach imagineable, but it’s location is very much a secret, and it is difficult to get to. The group then have adventures trying to find the beach.

Well on our family holiday this year we discovered such a beach in Kefalonia – it is truly very beautiful. Very few people know of it – and yes it is difficult to get to.

Flights - Direct flights are available from the UK all year via Athens on Olympic Airways and Easy Jet. Easy Jet, Ryan Air, Thomson Fly, Thomas Cook, British Midland, Kiss, Monarch and other charter flights all offer direct flights within season.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm

Nicola Connolly
Member since: 2008
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About Nicola Connolly


We are just a normal family with 3 young children. We go to the villa once or twice a year to recharge the batteries, relax and get away from it all. The villa is very private so it is either incredibly peaceful - or (in our case) the kids can make as much noise as they want and you won't annoy anyone else. We offer the villa for rental as it obviously helps the villa pay its way. As you will read from the reviews we have tried to give you something special. After visiting so many villas ourselves we think we understand what it takes to offer a great villa holiday - and we do our utmost to provide it, recognising that it is obviously a highlight of your year.

Why Nicola Connolly chose Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

As a couple we had been on villa holidays for many years as independent travellers. Over the years we got to experience what worked and what didn't in a villa. We eventually decided to take the plunge and look at buying our own - somewhere for a family to enjoy year after year. After trying many different destinations (Spain, Turkey and France) we settled on Kefalonia - it is very much unspoilt, yet offers everything you need for a lovely holiday. We just had to find the right spot. After a year of searching we did indeed come across the right spot. Stunning views in an unspoilt location. The only draw back was that we would have to buy the land then build the villa ! Eighteen months latter and after a few tribulations the villa was finished. We have tried really hard to add in all those touches that we thought were great when we were sampling other villas. Now, with 3 children it is home from home (all 3 have learnt to swim in the pools, and now swim like fish).

What makes this villa unique

In all our travels the one thing that stood out was location - a really beautiful location overlooking the sea was impossible to beat - and somehow we had found it. To top it all the location just happens to overlook probably one of the best beaches on the island. We then just had to build the villa to match the beauty of the location. On the design we tried to build it to take advantage of the surroundings. For instance we liked the idea of getting out of bed, taking a few steps and diving straight into the pool. We also made the patio extra large so there was plenty of space for alfesco dining and just taking in the view. The villa is also South facing - so we have added in a few verandas - just to give spots of shade. As a young family we also knew of the benefits of a slightly shallower pool - so we have opted for two, a deep one for adults, and a shallow one (with jacuzzi and waterfall) for kids, or adults that just want to relax.

After a few seasons we have been thrilled with the feedback from our guests....and we want to continue to get it right in the future.

If you are interested in staying do send an email !

Nicola & Ian

PS We want to be as flexible on dates as much as we can. For this year it seems that you can fly direct to Kefalonia by Easy Jet on a Tuesday and Saturday, by Ryanair on a Thursday and Monday, Thomas Cook on a Tuesday and Saturday, Monarch on a Sunday - and that is only from London airports. Nevermind anywhere else in the UK or indeed from Germany, Italy or Scandinavia ! We can't afford any gaps in the bookings but we will be as flexible as we can. Let us know when you want to fly and we will try and accommodate, it might not be possible - but we will try. Also note that Easyjet starts flying very early this year - from 29th March !!


based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Villa on own headland above Beach with Great Views + 2 swimming pools
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
Riedstadt, Germany

Wonderful location, fantastic house.

  • 5 of 5

Our expectations of the house were already high after reading the description here, but the reality surpassed everything we had hoped for.

The location really is wonderful - secluded, but not isolated and with unspoilt views of the sea and the south of Kefallonia. Koroni beach was never full while we were there - quite often we were the only people on the beach.

The house is furnished to a very high standard, was impeccably clean when we arrived and the Wii proved a great hit with the children. The overall service provided was excellent - the best we have experienced during our years of staying in holiday homes across Europe.

We had some good meals in Katelios, but mostly we cooked in the excellent kitchen, or barbecued outside - the supermarket tips from the owners were very useful (and the beef from the Champion supermarket was lovely).

Kefallonia itself is an interesting island - we liked Argostoli, just a 25 minute drive away - the locals and other tourists alike were very friendly.

The children thoroughly recommend the hammock for quiet reading time and we can thoroughly recommend Koroni Beach Villa to anybody looking for a luxury getaway with time spent lounging by a pool or lazing on a beach.

We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
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wiltshire england

Our Third Wonderful Trip to this beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Travelling as a couple, we have just returned from our third blissful stay at this amazing villa on the beautiful island of kefalonia. Our stay definitely won't be our last. I love the way life can be slowed right down whilst enjoying all the home from home comforts in a location that simply speaks for itself. The owners are lovely and an absolute pleasure doing business with and the local caretaker is passionate about making your stay unforgettable. Sincere thanks to Ian and Nicola for the kind use of their beautiful villa and to the lovely George who goes over and above and shares his home grown produce and takes such great care of the guests - a truly humbling and amazing man :-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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A piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

30mins from the airport, turning off the main road, the approach to this villa had us a little worried - a very bumpy gravel track made worse by some severe storms we had managed to avoid the previous week had us all looking at each other a little nervous. We needed have worried. As soon as we saw the villa we knew it was going to be awesome and we were not disappointed. Standing proudly on the edge of a ravine, as soon as you walked into the pool area you felt like you were a millionaire. Amazing views of the mountains to the back and the sea to the front without a single villa in sight, you really did feel like you had ultimate privacy. Ian's instructions via email regarding driving to the villa are far better than any satnav, and all the tips provided about things to do and places to shop were invaluable. Try and arrive during daylight hours otherwise I would imagine the road the first time in the dark would be a little disconcerting! The villa itself it nicely furnished and the kitchen is equipped with everything you could need and more. We were greeted by a lovely hamper with everything we needed for a cup of tea and some toast/cereal. From the balcony you can watch the sun rise over the mountains but the sunsets viewed from the pool in the evening are spectacular - how many places can you do that in? We had a hire car and drove around a lot of the island, going to many beaches and the four of us all agreed that Koroni beach was the best overall in terms of clear water, sand and not too many pebbles. Sesto bar just down the road is great.

If you are looking to feel like a millionaire, escape reality for a bit, and have a luxury base to explore the island then I would heartily recommend this villa. Ian's communication was superb before, during and after, a genuinely nice couple who want you to have a lovely holiday and do a lot to help (aided of course by George, a Kefalonian Character for sure!).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Delightful property in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Villa with spectacular vista across to Zante. this is a place to stay when you really want to get away from it all- it is supremely well equipped to cater for those who just want to relax. Apart from a visit to the supermarket and beach- or a meal out (Great fish restaurants in Skala), I'm almost embarrassed to say there is actually very little need to move beyond the property! We really enjoyed the little areas which let each of us do our own thing- sink into a hammock, lounge on the verandah sofa or the giant outside 'round sofa' directly below, laze on the sunbeds by the pool, play table tennis, or just have a coffee at one of the 3 table areas outside. I actually spent 3 nights sleeping on the verandah- just taking in the Stars, Planets and the gasses of the Milky Way- beautiful and humbling night skies- and I strongly recommend using the telescope! George is a veritable institution- checking we were OK throughout our stay, bringing Honey, Melons, Wine, Beef Tomatoes & Olives to us during the course of our all too brief stay- and he is quite a 'classicist' too- a great ambassador for the Island. I have no hesitation in recommending this as a delightful place to stay. We've done something we've never, ever done before- we've already booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Breath taking villa

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at the Ionian Dream Villa. It lived up to all our expectations, as the villa has a perfect location. George (caretaker) couldn't do enough to help, also supplied us with honey, fruit and other gifts. It has been the best villa we have ever stayed in, Ian and Nicola own a 'little gem'. The only negative, a week wasn't long enough!! Dave, Kathy, Sam and Rebecca Bromell.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Beautiful villa in a beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing holiday we've ever had at this fantastic villa, what a find!. The views are stunning and the villa its self is extremely well thought out, modern and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. Its suitable for couples, families and friends.

The surrounding areas are beautiful with so much to explore. Kefalonia is a special island and if you stay at this villa you wont be disappointed. We hope to be back next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Kefallonia Airport
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Car: necessary

Ionian Dream Villa is directly above a sandy beach and just a 5 minute drive from the picturesque fishing village of Katelios with its string of pretty tavernas and restaurants on the sea front selling local produce and sea food - a perfect way to spend an evening watching the sun go down. A little further on is the resort of Skala, always popular with people that return time after time to enjoy its long sandy beaches and relaxed atmosphere. The villa is directly in front of Mount Enos, declared a national park, with stunning views from the summit.

Other attractions on the island include the port of Sami, from Captain Correlli's Mandolin fame, the dramatic Myrtos beach, the famous Dhrogarti Caves, and the pretty villages of Assos and Fiskardo. Argostoli, the capital is full of locals promenading on a summers evening down the main street, enjoying a coffee or dining in the good selection of restaurants.

Kefallonia is certainly one of the most beautiful islands in Greece


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Elios Proni, Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

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22 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
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5 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
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15 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
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29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
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27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
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22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
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9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
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16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £240

The rental rate includes maid cleaning once a week, all electricity and water. A security deposit of 300 Euro is required to be paid on booking.
Winter rental available on request. Ionian Dream Villa is perfect to get away from it all on a Winter's break. The climate is mild and sunny well into December.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Elios Proni in Ionian Islands

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There are 2 bathrooms, one for the master bedroom containing a step in double shower. The other has a bath, shower and twin sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • The villa offers 3 double bedrooms, two are both double aspect and look directly out to the sea with stunning views. The third has imposing views of Mount Enos.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Villa is very private and secure, with the patio and pool not overlooked at all. The 2 pools are great for kids and adults alike. A high chair and cot is provided if required. There is plenty to explore, but like us you probably won't want to move too far from the villa or the Beach. You'll spend your time relaxing by the pool, in the jacuzzi, barbecuing on the terrace, or admiring the stunning views. Ionian Dream Villa is specifically designed for those wanting a relaxing, get away from it all holiday - but with all the facilities of Katelios just a 5 minute drive away

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