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Luxury Villa Sleeps 8, 45sqm Infinity Pool, Breathtaking Views

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Stunning 4 bedroom, 4 bath property, sleeps 8

This very exclusive, recently built property, offers exceptional accommodation for large families & groups of friends over three levels. Smaller groups too will love this spacious villa and enjoy a discounted price. The ground floor accommodation has an open-plan kitchen / living / dining room, which extends onto the large covered verandas, offering the opportunity to dine and relax, whilst enjoying the most beautiful panoramic view of the crystal clear Ionian Sea. There is a luxurious twin bedroom on this floor and shower room. The first floor offers two more luxurious bedrooms; one double and one twin, each with en-suite facilities & access to the huge balcony.. The lower ground floor comprises a self-contained studio, perfect for extended families & friends, and is complete with living area, sleeping area, kitchen & bathroom. All bedrooms & living areas are fully air-conditioned and there are sliding insect screens to all doors & windows to ensure guests' complete comfort. Complimentary Wifi is available and coverage is excellent inside & out. Externally, there are spacious sun terraces, surrounding the 45sq m private infinity pool & BBQ area. The villa is furnished and equipped to a very high standard, and provides everything expected from such a luxurious villa, to guarantee a truly relaxing and wonderful holiday.


Owner
Caroline Kane
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

About Caroline Kane

Having lived on the island of Spetses for 2 years in my twenties, I returned to Greece in 2012, fell hook, line and sinker for Kefalonia & decided to make the island a big part of my future and that of my family and friends by buying this beautiful villa.

Caroline Kane purchased this villa in 2012

Why Caroline Kane chose Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

Quite simply, the location & views are unbeatable, the villa spacious, modern and so well-appointed....... A true Infinity pool is the icing on the cake & I will never tire of the endless azure of the Ionian Sea!

What makes this villa unique

Location, location, location! Peace, beauty and privacy without isolation. The villa lies within a traditional village, so when the summer visitors have all gone life continues as normal. For me, my family & groups of friends, the villa has it all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A Magical week that flew by far too fast! Villa was perfect and a view we spent many an hour gazing at. Will be back one day!
Jun 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vlachata in Livathou

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4-STUDIO - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • **Bathroom 4 is in the studio apartment
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Lower Ground floor
  • ** Bedroom 4 is part of the studio apartment.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If you require a high chair or cot please request at time of booking. If you require a private chef to come in & cook a special meal this can also be arranged. Please don't hesitate to ask my manager for anything out of the ordinary you may require.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Villa Sleeps 8, 45sqm Infinity Pool, Breathtaking Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 23 reviews
5

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 2 weeks here and loved it! It is a lovely villa with a magnificent pool and view. Caroline was a very responsive and helpful owner and recommended car hire and restaurants for us. Our favorite restaurant was La Mer where we ate 3 times after cocktails at Astra. We went for coffee every morning at "Seven" at the beach where they give you free chocolate cake!

We did drive to most places as the roads are steep and meant we could benefit from the air on.

Would fully recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you l enjoyed the villa so much and thanks for the cake tip!
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5

Loved the villa, loved the location. Unspoilt!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our mixed group!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we got in contact with Caroline everything was pretty much perfect. The car hire she recommended was excellent and all her information was very clear and helpful.

The villa is absolutely wonderful. Arriving to a welcome pack was very much appreciated so opening our first beer on the veranda was the perfect start!

The pool and view are absolutely wonderful and we were all very comfortable. I'm not a sun lover so sitting in the shade with the view and a book was just what was needed. The kids absolutely loved the pool and were always in it when we were at the villa. We ate out locally a lot and didn't have a bad meal, the food and people are wonderful.

We had some lovely days out. 80 euros for a boat for the day from Lourdas, bargain! We hired some very fast jet skis in Skala (though it's more touristy down there). Katelios, Sami and the lakes, Myrtos and Argostoli all recommended. Myrtos is breathtaking but there's nothing there so go prepared if you're spending any time there. We didn't manage to get further north but plan to be back! The drives are hairy and breathtaking in equal measure.

We were extremely reluctant to leave the villa and the island. It was pretty much a perfect holiday. Thanks Caroline.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure dealing with you too and I look forward to welcoming you back! You make a good point about the shaded verandah; the temperature hit the low to mid 40's Centigrade when you were there which is thankfully unusual; the verandah becomes invaluable when the weather is so hot and it's a great place to eat out of the sun or sit in the evening over drinks.
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View is what this villa is all about

  • 4 of 5

We were greeted on arrival by Sam who was very pleasant and helpful and set the mood for the stay and had the apartment shining for our arrival. The Villa is all about the view and it is stunning to say the least. We have stayed in Vlachata before and been more central for the village restaurants and bars which this villa in all honestly needed one of us to drive as it was simply to steep for the ladies coming back on an evening. The villa is spacious and more than adequate for a large family/group. I would though suggest that if 8 guests arrived it would prove to be problematic for all to be seated at the same time. The villa advertises TV however their was none either satellite or internet based for our stay not that it bothered us at all as we were to busy taking in the views!!!. The internet speed itself is adequate for emails, social media etc.. I would consider returning again in the future with all the family.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're right that the villa is all about the wonderful setting and views! I always advise clients to rent a car as the villa is situated on the mountainside and in any event such a large and beautiful island deserves exploring! There are actually 2 roads to approach the villa on foot or by car. The old road is very steep but there is a gentler, longer route using the new road and my family, friends and I walk to restaurants using both ways if we don't want to drive. There is seating for 8 people to eat at the table on the deck and for 8 people to sit on the verandah as well as at the indoor dining table. There are also 8 sunloungers and plenty of space to move them around to whatever position suits. There is a TV which, as stated in my description, is for watching DVD's & there is a good selection of those. Unfortunately there is no way to get SKY in Greece except by card-sharing which is not legal. I will however be updating the TV to a digital one shortly, now that Greek TV has gone digital. This will offer some free international channels as well as Greek TV. It is of course possible to stream a certain amount of TV within the massive 3 GB internet daily limit provided free of charge, should clients so wish. I'm delighted you found the villa relaxing and enjoyed the views so much.
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Off the beaten track with magnificent views!

  • 4 of 5

Six of us recently had the pleasure of staying at this lovely villa with magnificent sea views. Whilst the location is on the outskirts of the village, in a quiet residential area, the only "disturbance" was the sound of the bells on the goats being brought down from the hillside each evening and grazing around the olive trees by the villa ... idyllic Greek village life!!

You definitely need a car here as the roads are narrow, windy and very steep in places. Be aware that there is only one designated parking space for the villa, if you are in a larger party.

The villa was clean and tidy with a welcome pack left for us on arrival. There is plenty of seating outside for 8 people. This includes sunloungers, comfy seating on verandah and a large table and chairs for your al fresco dining. There is also seating upstairs on the balcony. The pool was kept impeccably clean, with Keith the pool man coming every other day.

We did have a couple of minor glitches, however, these were promptly addressed by emailing Caroline (the owner). She responded almost immediately and between her and Sam, the villa manager, these were answered or resolved as they were able.

There are plenty of restaurants or tavernas to choose from. One of the best meals was at the Olive Lounge a five minute drive.away, however we didn't have one bad meal wherever we went on this beautiful uncommercialised island.

Thank you Caroline.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted you found the villa so relaxing. Unfortunately the dishwasher broke down whilst you were there and despite ordering a new one the same day, it took a few days to get the replacement but that is now installed; I thank you for your understanding! On an island where everything must be imported, sadly we cannot always get things replaced within 24 hours as we can sometimes do in the UK but we do our very best! There is only 1 parking space on the property but it is perfectly possible to park a second car on the road immediately near the villa.
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5

Be prepared to fall in love.

  • 5 of 5

One of the best views on the island is from the edge of your own private infinity pool!!! What more do you need!!!

Had a truly amazing experience on this holiday, from the very start of my enquiry the owner, Caroline, responded to me lightning quick and was always so helpful and passionate about her villa and Kefalonia.

We arrived on a early flight and luckily Sam that looks after the villa was still there just finishing the cleaning so we were able to go straight in. She even stopped for 40 minutes to tell us all her favourite places and things to do on the island, then showed us round the local area and let us follow her to the supermarket so we could see the way. (Its very easy to find but what sensational service so lucky we got there before she left)

We arrived to a welcome pack with all the essentials, most importantly some cold beers in the fridge which was a lovely touch.

The villa was spotlessly clean and the beds comfortable, I am not a man that copes well on little sleep so my travelling companions were relieved that I always slept soundly.

The pool was cleaned twice during our stay and was always crystal clear, it was very difficult to drag ourselves away. We did however enjoy a day on a local beach (well my travelling companions enjoyed, as I have an aversion to sand it was a day from hell for me but that's just me) We also did a day touring the island from top to bottom including the underground lakes near Sami and a lunch and hiring our own speedboat for the afternoon in Fiskado. To finish we made it just in time for the most perfect sunset of my life at Myrtos beach. Its a day I will never forget.

We had lots of barbeques by the pool as we did not want to leave, but still found time for a few dinners out. Our favourite was the Olive Lounge, where the owner made us feel like royalty, we bookended the evening with cocktails and had a fabulous dinner in between.

Sam cleaned the villa midweek providing fresh towels and sheets she even dropped off some sweet peppers from her garden at home which we stuffed with feta and chilli and barbequed .

A truly stress free experience, I cannot recommend it more!!!

Warning-

Be prepared for some serious holiday blues once its all over!!!

Do yourself a favour if you cannot decide between a week or two weeks let me tell you make it two!! The week we spent just flew by and we were all trying to call home to work to see if we could get some extra leave and stay!!! THEY SAID NO :(

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a full & glowing review! I'm really pleased that your stay wasn't just a huge success in itself, but that you found the personal contact beforehand attentive and experienced such a warm welcome on arrival too. All the elements of your holiday are important to me and I'm delighted that it exceeded your expectations in all respects. I look forward to welcoming you back!
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Kefalonia
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Vlahata, Lourdata.
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Pessada for Zakynthos
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Vlahata, Lourdata.
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Lourdas
Car: recommended

Located in the traditional village of Vlahata, just above Lourdata, Villa Ionion Pelagos enjoys sublime, elevated views of the undulating coastlne of the Livathos region and across the aquamarine Ionion Sea towards Zakynthos. Behind the villa the slopes of Mount Ainos rise steeply to over 1500m; goat bells tinkle as the animals graze among olive groves and pine trees, including the unique, endemic Kefalonian Pine. Directly below Vlahata is the beautiful bay of Lourdas with over 3km of sand & fine shingle beach with full facilities. There are countless other beautiful, uncrowded beaches to enjoy in the vicinity; you could finish the day with a cocktail on Avithos beach & watch the stunning sunset! The villages of Vlahata & Lourdata have several excellent restaurants & bars as well as a bakery and several small supermarkets and only 10km away Argostoli, the capital, has markets, numerous bars, restaurants, shops & boutiques in addition to wider cultural amenities such as museums, theatre & excellent tennis facilities. In Argostoli you will find great fresh meat, fruit & veg, as well as freshly-landed fish to bring back to barbecue at the villa. In addition the resort of Skala with its endless sandy beach & upbeat, modern feel is only 20 minutes S-E of the villa. For lovers of stunning & unspoilt beauty the world-famous beach of Mirtos is a 40 minute drive to the North-west and the traditional but cosmopolitan & chic fishing village of Fiscardo a further 20 minutes along the coastal road. Closer to home, why not drive up the metalled road from Vlahata & follow its winding route up Mount Ainos throgh the olive groves for even better views or hike directly from the villa & enjoy the unique flora & fauna of Kefalonia close up....The villa offers a genuinely ideal location; offering a traditional & peaceful home from home whilst giving easy access to many of the best features of this intoxicatingly beautiful island.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vlachata, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Summer
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,599
for 7 nights
£2,599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
Late summer
1 Sep 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,899
for 7 nights
£1,899
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 30 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,599
for 7 nights
£1,599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring
31 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,899
for 7 nights
£1,899
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-summer
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,099
for 7 nights
£2,099
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
High Summer
15 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,599
for 7 nights
£2,599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,899
for 7 nights
£1,899
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £29 per person per night
Damage Deposit £250

Prices are for up to 6 people.
For groups of 7-10 people add £100 per person per week.
The price includes a lavish welcome pack, all linen & bath towels plus a twice-weekly light clean & linen change.
Air/con throughout included. Any abuse of or disregard for the polite request to turn off air con units when out will be charged for.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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