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Luxury retreat, breathtaking sea views, private pools, close to beach. - Villa Asteria

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Villa Asteria

Villa Asteria includes a villa with a large open plan kitchen-lounge, a Master Bedroom plus a Twin Bedroom on the upper floor each with en suite bathroom and its own private balcony with a spectacular sea view. The lower floor has a comfortable seating area with a sofa that can be pulled out into a double bed if needed. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the mod cons and there is a WC on the lower floor with a washing machine.

Asteria Apartment below the villa is spacious with a Master Bedroom with a four poster bed and en suite bathroom and a very large open plan lounge-kitchen area with a double sofa bed and twin beds. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the mod cons such as full cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, juicer etc. Next to the apartment there is also a studio with a double bed, kitchen and en suite bathroom.

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About the property

Diodati Villas

Diodati villas is a private complex of three luxurius, detached Villas which have been beautifully designed and are fully equipped. Each Villa has its own private pool enjoying amazing, uninterrupted sea views and sunrise views.

The Villas are located right above the seaside village of Nikiana, about 2kms uphill, within lots of greenery and trees, enjoying the peace and quiet of the countryside along with the wonderful, panoramic sea views in an environment of absolute tranquility. Nikiana village offers a great deal of amenities (bars, super markets, tavernas, restaurants, beach, pharmacy, etc) and is ideally located halfway between Lefkada town and Nydri (10 minutes each way).

Villa Arion is a 2 bedroom/2 ensuite bathroom/1 WC Villa which can accommodate 4-5 guests.

Villa Aethra can accommodate 6-10 guests. It consists of a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom/1 WC house with fully equipped kitchen and sitting room and a separate apartment just underneath the house, at pool level, with 1 bedroom/1 ensuite bathroom/1 WC with fully equipped kitchen and sitting room area with two single beds and an extra sofa bed.

Villa Asteria can accommodate 8-12 guests. It is the same as villa Aethra with an additional studio.

All Villas are of a luxurious quality, each with its own private pool, set in a relaxing atmosphere with uninterrupted sea views. They are fully equipped and offer free WiFi internet access and a generous welcome basket upon your arrival.

MHTE no.: 0831Κ91000428201

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About the Owner

Dioni
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish, Greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Dioni

My name is Dioni Kalogeropoulou and I am the manager of Diodati Villas in Nikiana, Lefkada. The owner of the complex is my mother, Sophia Kalogeropoulou, a well known naif artist here in Greece. I have studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University in Athens (NTUA) and the last 7 years I am working as the general manager of our family Villas. I split my year between Athens (were I grew up and live during the winter) and our beloved island of Lefkada where I stay and work every summer.

Dioni purchased this villa in 2008

What makes this villa unique

The property was built by our family parents and finished in 2008.

When we first saw the site, we absolutely fell in love with the view and this "flying" sensation that it gives you when you gaze at the village of Nikiana, the sea and the mountains across, from above. The serenity of its environment and the unspoiled nature that surrounds it, constantly surprises us with its changes, colors, smells and sounds. The houses keep a vision of the typical Leucadian architecture, translated into comfortable, modern and luxurious Villas for our guests. Every detail, from the materials that were carefully chosen to match the area and traditions to the amenities and equipment, holds a personal touch, up to the most minor detail. Our family's love for antiques shows also in the furnishing, as you will see old and well restored furniture of wood that take you to some older times. The private pool that each of our Villa has, is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the amazing view and peacefulness. There is beauty inside and outside our Villas and for us, Diodati Villas complex it is a small jewel that we love dearly and continuously try to make even better!

Available Rentals

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Notes

Rental price includes all bills, cleaning, WiFi, linen and towel changes, private pool maintenance and a welcome basket upon arrival.

SPECIAL RATES:
- Long term discounts - please enquire
-10% discount on early bookings

OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- Rates are in € (incl. bills and taxes).
- Prices are for normal use of 8 people. Any extra person over 10 is charged 10€ per person, per night.

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Villa Asteria was perfect for us. We were 10 adults and 2 kids. The villa is beautiful, and the location is excellent with an amaizing view. The place is very clean and very well taken care of. The owner is so nice and friendly and always ready to answer any question or provide helpful tips. We felt great there. ❤

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best summer holiday with the best accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Lefkada. The accommodation was more than we expected. We were 12 people, and we had plenty of room.The villa has 2 bedrooms upstairs, one bedroom next to the pool, a studio apartment next to the pool and another 4 beds in a room next to the pool. The rooms were great and clean, and each room had a bathroom. We had everything we needed at the villa. Laura was really nice and sometimes she would make goodies for us in the morning. The pool was the highlight of the villa. Getting up in the morning and having a coffee with a great view next to the pool was more than you could ask for. The villa is located on a hill, which means that we did not disturb anyone and no one disturbed us, and the view was breathtaking.

It is the best place to spend the summer holiday if you want to party and relax.

We hope that we can come back sometime soon.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review! We hope to host you again soon! :) Dioni
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5

Diodati Villas Summer 2013

  • 5 of 5

We booked Villa Asteria in early July 2013. We were 12 friends that live in different countries most of us and meet every summer for our vacations! This year we chose to stay in a villa as we thought it would be better for us to be altogether! The setting of the rooms in the maisonette, the apartment and studio were great all surrounding our private pool! Laura, the cleaning lady was very helpful and the general housekeeping very good! Sheets and towels were provided and changed every three days. The pool had a twice a week cleaning service. We had a great time in a beautiful place!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

NV Beach Bar Restaurant

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Aktion (PVK) at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Nikiana at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Nidri at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Nikiana at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Nikiana at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

Nikiana is a pretty little coastal village on the east coast with an abundance of great fish tavernas located on the beachfront and on the picturesque harbor. There are handful of cafes and bars right on the beach, motorboat hire, mountain biking, a dinghy sailing and windsurfing center plus two yacht charter companies. At least 5 mini markets and bakeries can be found on the main road through the village plus a butcher and a pharmacy. The beach is shingle and is perfect for snorkeling.

Nikiana is an ideal location for those who wish to be close to everything and at the same time to enjoy a quiet and relaxing holiday in a truly Greek atmosphere.

Lefkas Town, 10 mins drive, is the main commercial center and has the best shopping facilities on the island. There is a quayside road south of the causeway entrance with a busy marina. The High Street runs through the center of town and is also known as the ‘Pazari’, this is the main street for shopping and cafes. A mid-morning coffee in the square is ideal for a break and a perfect opportunity to see the Lefkadians in ‘action’! The architecture has been mainly influenced by the Venetians and the post Byzantine traditions but also by the Turkish and the English. The houses in the main part of the town are two storey buildings, very closely packed, without yards or gardens and with narrow alleyways running between them. It is lovely to walk around the back streets of the town where you are also more likely to see the typical Lefkadian houses wrapped in brightly painted corrugated iron - a form of protection against earthquakes introduced by the English during their rule of the island.

Nidri, 10 mins drive, is the primary holiday resort on Lefkas. There are a variety of tavernas, restaurants and cafes here, also a handful of bars and a couple of nightclubs. The majority of shopping and tourist facilities are on the main street. On the seafront, known as the ‘Paralia’, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Pringiponissa islands - amongst which is Scorpios, owned by the Onassis family. Cruises and Ferryboats operate from here to Cephalonia and Ithaca.

Agios Nikitas, 20 mins drive, on the north-west tip of the island, is a pretty little village surrounded by fabulous beaches such as Pefkoulia, Kathisma and Kalamitsi. It has adequate tourist facilities, many tavernas, restaurants and a few shops. The nucleus of the village has been placed under preservation order, thus maintaining the traditional Ionian ambiance.

Vassiliki, 30 mins drive, in the south is a self-contained tourist resort with a full range of facilities. The harbor is lined with restaurants and cafes and the main street has a fair number of shops. Souvenir shopping is usually quite good here, there are lots of shops which specialize in casual wear and sports gear. Vassiliki is of particular interest to windsurf fans. Many sailing companies operate from here and you may hire windsurf boards and catamarans on a daily or hourly basis. Vassiliki has a ferry port operating a service to Cephalonia and Ithaca.

Beaches

Agios Giannis – Milos – Gyra - Kastro

(10 mins drive) A length of approximately 12 kms of fine shingle beach beginning as Agios Giannis Beach which is dotted with tavernas and cafes. Further along is Milos Beach with kite surfing facilities, a couple of cafes and a restaurant. On the northern point is Gyra Beach favored by the locals with a small taverna right on the beach, sunbeds and a cafe. The stretch ends with Kastro Beach, completely virgin without any facilities. This stretch of beach is mostly very fine shingle and in some places sand.

Milos Beach – Agios Nikitas

(20 mins drive) To get to it you must go to Agios Nikitas and take a sea taxi operating a taxi service to and from Milos departing from the beach at the end of Agios Nikitas Main Street.

Kalamitsi Beach

(approx. 1 hr drive). One of the most beautiful beaches on Lefkas. Fine shingle dotted with rock formations and a long stretch of pure white shingle beach. There are two small cafés down here and not much with regards to sun beds and beach facilities.

Porto Katsiki Beach

(approx. 1hr drive) Porto Katsiki, the best known beach, is today considered one of the most outstanding in the whole of Europe. This is a beach of exceptional beauty at the most southern tip of the island. A gorgeous shingle beach framed by high limestone cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise water. There are cafes and tavernas at the beach and sunbed facilities on the beach.

Engremni Beach

(approx. 1 hr drive). 296 or so, steps lead down to this stunning beach virginal fine shingle beach. One of the top beaches in the Ionian Sea this is a must for visitors to Lefkas island. As with Porto Katsiki it is a gorgeous beach framed by high limestone cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise water.

Further afield it is easy to visit Ancient Sites such as Nikopolis, the divine Acherontas springs and the Necromateion close to Parga.

Facilities

From the Owner

The property was built by our family parents and finished in 2008. When we first saw the site, we absolutely fell in love with the view and this "flying" sensation that it gives you when you gaze at the village of Nikiana, the sea and the mountains across, from above. The serenity of its environment and the unspoiled nature that surrounds it, constantly surprises us with its changes, colors, smells and sounds. The houses keep a vision of the typical Leucadian architecture, translated into comfortable, modern and luxurious Villas for our guests. Every detail, from the materials that were carefully chosen to match the area and traditions to the amenities and equipment, holds a personal touch, up to the most minor detail. Our family's love for antiques shows also in the furnishing, as you will see old and well restored furniture of wood that take you to some older times. The private pool that each of our Villa has, is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the amazing view and peacefulness. There is beauty inside and outside our Villas and for us, Diodati Villas complex it is a small jewel that we love dearly and continuously try to make even better!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 210 m²

Bathrooms

  • En Suite to Twin Bedroom in Villa - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En Suite to Master Bedroom in Villa - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • WC off Lounge in Villa - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Has Washing Machine
  • En Suite to Double Bedroom in Apt - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom off Lounge in Apt - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En Suite in Studio - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom in Villa - 1 Large Double Bed, Private balcony with Sea View
  • Twin Bedroom in Villa - 2 Single Bed, Private Balcony with Sea View
  • Double Bedroom in Apt - 1 Large Double Bed, Four Poster Double Bed
  • Twin Beds in Apt - 2 Single Bed, Twin Beds in Apt Lounge - Play Area
  • Sofa Bed in Villa - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double Sofa Be in Villa Lounge Area
  • Double Bed in Studio - 1 Large Double Bed, Double Bed in Studio opens out onto Swimming Pool Area
  • Master Bedroom with en suite bathroom plus a Twin Bedroom with en suite bathroom on the upper floor. Each bedroom has its own private balcony and there is a long balcony running along the front of the lower floor where one can enjoy the spectacular view down the valley to the village of Nikiana and all the way out to the Ionian Sea and beyond to the mainland. The lower floor has a comfortable seating area with a sofa that can be pulled out into a double bed if needed. Asteria Apartment is directly below the villa with its own private entrance. The apartment is very spacious with one Master Bedroom with a four poster bed and en suite bathroom and a very large open plan lounge-kitchen area with a double sofa bed or twin beds on request. Asteria Studio is on the ground floor next door to Asteria Apartment with its own private entrance underneath a large olive tree. The studio has its own kitchen, a double bed and en suite bathroom.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES: • Orientation briefing upon arrival • Daily maid service (exterior spaces and some refreshes) • Linen and towels changes every third day, plus housekeeping • Private pool maintenance twice a week • Bathroom toiletries • WiFi • Ice cubes • Charchoal for BBQ (upon request). AT EXTRA COST: • Private chef services • Private motor boat hire, sailing boat hire, car hire • Pilates or Rolfing classes • Mountain herbal walks OTHER ACTIVITIES CLOSEBY: • Horse riding • Wind surfing, kite surfing (one of the best spots) • Swimming, snorkelling • Hiking, walking • Visit traditional settlements and old churches • Visit mainland Greece

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