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Large Private Upscale Villa with Pool, Stunning Views, 500m to beach



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
High End Design and Furnishings, Ideal for Large Groups. Free Wifi.

Only a 500m walk to the secluded, sandy beaches in Pessada, this large, magnificently appointed and luxurious villa is one of the newest on the island of Kefalonia. With an open floor plan, this 320 m² villa offers many places to gather or retreat. With 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 separate living rooms, it is large enough to accommodate two families very comfortably. There is air conditioning in every room of the villa. There are two large screen TVs with a library of over 100 movies, satellite programming and Free WiFi throughout.

On the outside, the covered veranda offers a dining area for 10 and a comfortable seating set for relaxing with a drink or playing cards. Just a few steps away is a 50m² pool with lounge chairs and umbrellas. All this with incredible views of the sea and the occasionally anchored yacht enjoying the same peace and tranquility as you are. Views to the South include Spartia beach and the island of Zakynthos across the Ionian Sea. Looking to the north provides a full view of Mount Ainos, the tallest mountain on Kefalonia.

Throughout the property are gardens of Lavender, Jasmine, Bougainvillaeas, Oleander and Rosemary. Additionally, there are groves of olive trees and citrus trees. Depending on the season, you are welcome to enjoy lemons, oranges or grapefruits right from the trees. They are still small trees but they are growing fast.

The villa is conveniently located to many island activities. You can take a peaceful walk along the rural roads and paths of this cliffside village. Within 10 minutes, you can walk to the secluded coves that make up the small beaches in Pessada. Nearby, you can walk to the port in Pessada where you can have a souvlaki and beer at the outdoor cantina.

Within a 10-minute drive, you can visit St. George's castle, built in the early 16th century. Within a 15-minute drive, you can visit the monastery of Saint Gerasimos for a glimpse of its ornate interior and the mummified body of the saint himself. Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, can also be reached with a 15-minute drive. You can visit Argostoli for the fruit markets, souvenirs, bakeries, cafes or many wonderful restaurants. Be sure to spend an evening in the square where you can have an ice cream, frappe, crepe or mixed drink while watching the town come alive and gather. Other notable drives include a visit to the underground Lake Mellisani and Dragorati Cave. It is a beautifully scenic drive to Myrtos Beach and the picturesque towns of Assos, Fiskardo and Sami.

We welcome you to enjoy our home as much as we do on the idyllic Greek island of Kefalonia.

More Details
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am a Greek American with deep roots in Kefalonia. My father was born and raised on this idyllic island and still lives there today. Both our sons were baptized in Kefalonia and we continue to visit the island every summer. My wife and I love the spirit and beauty of this island so much that we decided to own a piece of paradise.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We were the first people to stay in this beautiful villa and we were so very impressed. Everything had been thought of: the kitchen was so well equipped, the bedding was superb and all the facilities were first class. Everything is scrupulously clean. This is not a five star villa - it is at least an eight star! Extremely well finished and a beautiful location for a villa holiday. The views are breathtaking.

George (Senior) and his wife Maria were lovely -very helpful, welcoming with glorious Greek hospitality. Lorna and Ray the Managers were also very helpful. All the transactions with George (Jr) and his wife Rebecca were also smooth and trouble free. They are a lovely family who care about their customers.

We will definitely return and also recommend to everyone we know. Thanks to the Totolos Family for building and making such a fantastic and idyllic place to stay.
May 2013
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based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Just fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views combined with a beautifully presented and equipped villa. Other reviewers have said it all very eloquently. Don't hesitate.Book this villa. You won't regret it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home from June 5th to June 12th 2016, and were married outside by the pool. We couldn't have found a more romantic setting to exchange our vows!

The home is absolutely beautiful, and the location is amazing with views to die for!! The house itself is perfectly appointed and feels like a North American home, which is a rarity in Greece! The pool area is stunning, with views across the water to Zakynthos.

The house itself has everything you and your family might need to make your holiday on Kefalonia a most memorable experience, the five bedrooms are beautifully appointed (super comfortable beds), and the bathrooms are large and beautiful, with full sized showers and lots of room (a rarity in Greece). The huge kitchen has all the modern amenities one could ask for, the WiFi was the best we encountered during our entire month in Greece, no dropped signals or lag, again a rarity in Greece.

We would return here in a heartbeat and highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a wonderful, quiet, and modern place to spend their vacation. You would have to look for a very long time to beat this amazing house!! We're definitely coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was a triple celebration for my wife and I (2 birthdays and a big wedding anniversary)

We travelled with our 2 daughters and their families, so our party consisted of 6 adults and our 3 grandchildren (aged 2, 3 and 6)

When we saw the property on-line we were confident that it would be perfect for us in terms of size, location, layout, facilities and privacy. We were absolutely correct as the villa exceeded our expectations in every way.

To be honest the pictures on the website do not do it justice as the gardens are now mature, well planted and very beautiful with one side of the pool area lined with lavender. The large garden areas are very, very pretty and immaculately maintained.

The pool is lovely and well maintained also (very unobtrusive) and the views are unbeatable in our opinion. The views really are stunning and we never tired of getting up to such gorgeous vistas. Early morning was particularly beautiful as the sun rose over the mountains to illuminate the coastline.

The inside of the villa is exactly as the pictures, pristine, first class and well cared for.

Our master suite bedroom and bathroom were beautiful and had the most comfortable, large and highest bed that we have ever slept in.

We should also mention Dave and Wendy, the property managers.

Dave met us at the airport and waited while we collected our hire cars from Pefanis (recommended, spot on, they do what they say on their website) in the arrivals hall. He then led us to the villa where we met Wendy and they showed us round the property and gave us good information and contact numbers etc. Really good service and very friendly people. They should be proud of the service that they provide.

George dealt with the booking and any questions that we had quickly on-line and our breakage deposit was refunded promptly. It was a pleasure to meet George's parents, George senior and Marie along with their cute little white dog which our grandchildren loved.

Summing up - we have stayed at other lovely villas, both on the island and elsewhere, but this villa gave us all a beautiful holiday in a beautiful location.

The best ever in all our opinions.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the villa we were blown away, the place was magnificent! Really luxurious and spacious. The views out across the sea are fantastic and the facilities are amazing. We spent to much time out the back around the pool and has a really relaxing holiday.

Dave met us at the airport and showed us the way back. He and Wendy (his wife) were amazing during our stay. Full of info about the area and where to visit and really helpful. They went above and beyond and made our holiday so much more relaxing.

We met George Snr (George's dad) and his wife during our stay as the dropped in for a visit to check we were ok. The booking of the villa with George was seamless and he replied to emails quickly.

Overall a fantastic holiday and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute paradise!!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we set eyes on the Villa in the distance, we knew straight away that it was going to exceed all of our expectations.

Firstly, when we arrived at the airport we were greeted by Dave one of the housekeepers who was so lovely and couldn't help us enough with our baggage and finding our hire car. He then kindly took some of our bags and then guided us to the villa which was only a 15 minute journey. Dave was a book of knowledge and gave us so many tips on local supermarkets, nice places to eat and many other useful tips! Dave's wife Wendy greeted us at the villa which she had spotlessly cleaned, she showed us round, helped us with any questions we had and even provided some essential groceries.

The villa itself is magnificent, the views some of the best i've ever seen. The 5 spacious bedrooms and 4 beautiful bathrooms were perfect for us as a family of 6 adults and 2 children but there was also plenty of space for more! The villa has been furnished to an extremely high specification with absolutely everything you could possibly need! The large pool was immaculately maintained and nearly everyday it was checked and the filters cleaned etc. We spent alot of time at the villa, it was just so beautiful and we were so relaxed and happy there with everything we needed. Daytimes were spent mostly enjoying some of the local food (and beer!!) and swimming in the pool. In the evenings we ate together on the terrace, watched the sun set and then sat for hours enjoying the views; the villa is lit beautifully at night and we enjoyed the different colours that you could light the pool up with. We also enjoyed playing our music through the speakers which can be heard inside/outside or both - they really have thought of everything!

George Jnr made sure that the booking/payment process was faultless, he replied to emails very promptly and answered many of my questions. George's father, George Snr and his wife also play a huge part in making sure that guests enjoy their stay. They brought us home made food cooked by the lovely Maria and even some icecreams for our kids; they are lovely lovely people.

This was a really special holiday, one which we had saved for and looked forward to for so long. It exceeded all of our expectations and we have already booked again for next year! We are thrilled that we have been lucky enough to stay in the stunning Villa Anna Rebecca and will be counting down the days until our next trip.

Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunningly beautiful property with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed 11 nights in the beautiful villa with everything to hand that we could possibly need (7 and a baby). It was so well equipped and the games room downstairs was brilliant for late evening when it was time to come in from the fabulous Al fresco dining area after watching the stunning sunset.

The swimming pool was fantastic and so well maintained with the pool cleaner attending every few days to make sure all was well. George Snr and his wife and Max the dog (gorgeous) called to check we wanted for nothing and provided some tasty traditional morsels to try which were delicious. The house keeper Wendy and Dave were extremely helpful directing us to the best places to eat and visit and making sure we had all we needed. It was brilliant that George had arranged for Dave to meet us at the airport where he waited while we collected our hire car and then showed us to the villa and took some of our cases too. We were not expecting such excellent service.

The villa itself was so quiet and peaceful and was just what we wanted to celebrate some special family birthdays. There is a private chef available for hire called Viva who was fantastic. She came to the house, cooked a delicious meal and cleared up and left with everything ship shape again - she was brilliant very reasonably priced, friendly and professional and gave us some good tips on cooking Greek food too!

The beaches nearby were lovely and quiet about a ten minute walk away. The Melissani Caves are about a 50 minute drive away and then we called at Antisamos Beach which was like the Caribbean - this is well worth a visit.

We loved the Olive Grove Restaurant just 15 minutes away by car where the service and food was great. We would love to go again.

We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the villa to anyone who is looking for 5 star accomodation and a tranquil setting to get away from it all with stunning views. You do need a car.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

When my wife and I first saw this property, it was a small olive grove. We fell in love with the peace and tranquility that enveloped the plot. With a panoramic view of the Ionian Sea to the south and Mount Ainos to the North, the home is truly surrounded by beauty.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Argostoli at 8 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pessada at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Pessada Port at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pessada at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pessada Beach at 500 Metres Car: recommended

Pessada is a small traditional Greek village, situated on the south coast of Kefalonia with a small ferry port and a fishing harbour. It is a lovely rural village with a variety of flora growing wild as well as adorning the gardens of the local village houses. Breathe in the heady herbal scents and listen out for the tinkling of goat bells. Pessada is also famous on the island for its seafaring traditions which brought its prosperity and small secluded coves can be found nearby for a spot of fishing.

The Divino winery in Pessada is open to the public for viewing with guided tours and wine-tasting on offer. Over a dozen different wines are available to buy direct from the winery. Divino was established in 1986 in the village of Pessada when a 17th century family winery was restored. The winemaker is particularly interested in producing sweet, semi-sweet and semi-dry wines. This was the first winery to produce sweet White Muscat of Kefalonia. The grapes are sun-dried in the restored stone linos where traditionally grapes were trodden.

Pessada is also the home of the Kefalonia Game Farm where a variety of birds such as pheasant and quail are raised for hunters from all over Europe.

This beautiful villa is situated right on the edge of the village of Pessada. It has panoramic view of the Ionian Sea and Mount Ainos. While a car is recommended to fully enjoy the island, you will be happy to find that a few small, sandy beaches are only a 500m walk from the property.

On the southern coast, Pessada has a ferry port that provides the only only connection to the island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, for additional sight-seeing. It is just a 15 minute drive to to the airport and Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. You can visit Argostoli for the fruit markets, souvenirs, bakeries, cafes or many wonderful restaurants.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2016
25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June/July 2017
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July/August 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
5 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £223

• Rates include all taxes and fees.
• 25% non-refundable deposit to confirm reservation; remaining balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
• Refundable breakage deposit €250.
• Change-over day is flexible.
• One Mid-Week Maid service with towel change is included.
• Check-in no earlier than 3.00 pm.
• Check-out no later than 10.00 am.
• No Smoking inside the property
• Free WiFi

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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From the Owner

With an unobstructed view of the sea, Villa Pessada provides a sensation that you are on the bow of ship, alone on the ocean. We have taken the time to create an atmosphere of luxury and serenity when we built our home in Pessada. We would love to share this experience with you.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 320 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, En Suite
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En Suite
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • There is also a beautifully tiled outdoor shower for rinsing after swimming in the pool or at the beach.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The two master bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. Every bedroom is fully air conditioned.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 12 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Two Large LCD TVs with Satellite Programming. Free WiFi throughout the Villa. Air Conditioning in every room. Private chef available for hire.

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