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Brand New Luxury Private Villa With Breathtaking Sea Views. Private And Secluded

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 8 in 4 Bedrooms. 5 Bathroom, Infinity Pool, Close To Beach & Restaurants

Villa Gabriella is an exclusive property completed in 2014 with great attention to detail in every respect. Secluded amongst the forest above Nidri, Villa Gabriella offers a truly breath taking vista across the beautiful East Coast of Lefkada over the small seaside town of Nidri, out to the lovely Vliho bay and a multitude of Ionian islands including the privately owned Princess Islands which consist of Scorpios, Scorpidi, Madouri and Heloni. Offering privacy whilst enjoying easy access to beaches, watersports, cafes and restaurants, Villa Gabriella is a luxury Greek villa rental experience.

Inside each room reflects our life experiences. The master suite captures a little of the essence of the Arabian Gulf, whilst the ground floor double is inspired by our love of the wild beauty and big skies of the South African Veldt. The twin bedroom, ideally suited to younger guests, draws on the colours and images of Australia and the many friends and family we have “down under”. The upstairs double bedroom reflects a more European feel inspired by our multi-national genealogy and experiences from France, Italy, England and the Celtic nations.

The open plan living spaces make the best use of the stunning light in the Ionian and draw in the views. Equipped with modern technology blended with our passion for comfortable living the villa tastefully reflects our eclectic backgrounds.

Outside the pool terrace offers the opportunity to enjoy the Ionian sunshine amidst the scents of Cyprus trees and wild herbs. The infinity pool optimises the stunning view across Nidri, Skorpios, and Meganissi with the Greek mainland on the horizon surrounded by Jordanian mosaics of the tree of life.

Villa Gabriella offers a luxury Greek villa holiday

• 4 bedrooms/5 bathrooms/sleeps 8

• Private infinity pool 7m x 5m (max depth 1.90m)

• Comfortable interior/exterior entertaining and dining areas

• Multiple terraces

• Air-conditioned throughout

• Wifi, Satellite TV, Bluetooth and Air Play audio systems

• Mobility friendly

Ground Floor

• Large open plan sitting room and kitchen

• State-of-the-art kitchen with all appliances

• Ground floor cloakroom

• Utility room with washing machine

• Double master bedroom with en-suite bathroom/shower

• Outdoor dining area positioned to enjoy the magnificent views with barbecue.

First Floor

• Double master bedroom with en-suite shower room/private terrace

• Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom/shower

• Double bedroom with en-suite shower room


• Large pool terrace including sun beds and gazebo

• Pool shower/wc accessed from terrace

• Comfortable interior bar/lounge area accessed from terrace

More Details

About Us

Alan Carpenter
6 Beechwood Close, Long Ditton
KT6 6PF Surbiton
MHTE 0831K9100040690
VAT Reg No997234024

Property Manager
Jo & Alan Carpenter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Greek
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Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2018

About Jo & Alan Carpenter

“From ship to shore”

For 16 years Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey was our UK home where our children Abby and Alasdair grew up. We pursued our careers, Alan in the Automotive Industry and Jo in Financial Services. In 2011 we relocated to Dubai for both work and pleasure and took the opportunity to reshape our set up which included the sale of our UK home and the build of Villa Gabriella.

It all started though in 2002 when we headed to Nidri to learn to sail with Abby & Alasdair in tow and very young. Hooked on both sailing and the beauty of the Ionian islands in Spring 2003 we sailed our own yacht, Gabriella, from Isola to Nidri.

From summer 2003 until 2010 the highlight of each summer was two weeks afloat in the Ionian. Totally captivated by the islands and their way of life, in 2007 we’d driven up to the land on which Villa Gabriella now stands. One single look at the view was enough to seal the deal.

Gabriella, the yacht, was sold in 2010 and the money recycled into the foundations of the villa. From 2010 to 2014 Villa Gabriella was a labour of love. Managed by Steve, long-time Nidri resident and our artistically-inclined project manager, over four years the plot was shaped to allow Villa Gabriella to nestle amongst the trees with minimal disruption to the forest, whilst maximising the very best aspects of a view to die for.

Jo & Alan Carpenter purchased this villa in 2007

What makes this villa unique

An extraordinary location and view which enjoys privacy and peace and quiet but is still very close to the busy town of Nidri. You simply never get bored of the outlook and surroundings even if the weather is not that great as the view simply changes. The bird song in the early morning and evening is also wonderful.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I had a dream

I had a dream , that i can relax in a House in Greece.

At the end of the pregnancy with our two Babies, I only wanted to make holiday. And then I saw pictures of Villa Gabriela. We had booked days later and 6 months anticipation lay in front of us.

Again and again the pictures were viewed, the beautiful views of the Islands, Nidri, during the day but also at night and and and.

End of May the time has come, the images have not been deceived.

The House is furnished in perfect condition, the rooms furnished with lots of love, the kitchen up to date. The garden still new and top maintained. You are looking forward to what is, but also what will be. We have learned that we probably were the first guests. And that’s what we are: guests, no tenants. You notice immediately that this House is no investment, but the owners live here themselves.

From the beginning, you feel at home and not in a hotel. Also for our twins they always and perfectly take care, whether we need a new Babyphone or the provision of equipment for the care of the kids. "Lilas" by the Agency took care of everything, no desire remained open. But best of all was the view. The views of the sea, the Islands, the landscape, Nidri... And if you saw the whole thing, you started up again from scratch. You can't see enough. All in all a wonderful holiday for our family.

Let us three more weeks next year, please

Lilly & Anna, Christina and Andreas

May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ellomeno in Lefkada Regional Unit

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Can accommodate 8 adults and 2 babies who can sleep in cots or 2 children who can sleep in fold away beds.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • En Suite to Master Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En Suite to Double Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En Suite to Twin Bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    WC - Toilet , Ground Floor WC
    Swimming Pool Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , At the swimming pool level
    En Suite to Double Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Bedroom - African Veldt - 1 Large Double Bed
    Double Bedroom - European - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - Australia - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - Arabian Gulf - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom has a Private Balcony and Beautiful Sea Views
  • Inside each room reflects our life experiences. The master suite captures a little of the essence of the Arabian Gulf, our current home, whilst the ground floor double is inspired by our love of the wild beauty and big skies of the South African Veldt. The twin bedroom, ideally suited to younger guests, draws on the colours and images of Australia and the many friends and family we have “down under”. The upstairs double bedroom reflects a more European feel inspired by our multi-national genealogy and experiences from France, Italy, England and the Celtic nations.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Faboulas villa stunning views and second to none facilities

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Villa Gabriella for our second week in the Nidri area in August 2017 and have to say that it is probably the best villa that we have had the pleasure to stay-in on our many trips to Greece.

Our party was 5 adults and 2 children aged 10 and 15.

The views from the villa during the day and the evening are stunning, its also well worth seeing in the sunrise in the early morning as well.

Facilities in the villa are second to none, including cooking, entertainment, music, pool and the gardens.

Its approx 10 mins drive to the nearest taverna (which is very good) and another 5 mins to Nidri and taxi's will bring you back for approx 10 euro's as well.

I throughly recomend Villa Gabriella and would happially consider returning.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Nick. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Villa Gabriella. We hope to welcome you back at some time in the future.
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The best holiday villa I have ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

Located high above the sea the entire Ionian Sea right across to main land Greece stretched before us very time we swam or ate on the terrace. I lost count of how many cups of tea went cold staring out that view.

The rooms were lovely, the beds comfy, everything available to us in all the ideal place to holiday. We even managed to make the our elderly parents enjoy them selves even though they lacked anything to complain about. A first I believe.

Spring in Greece is utterly beautiful, yes the nights are a little colder but the outdoor heater kept us toasty.

Already planning our next visit! Don't tell to many other people please!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning locacation, stunning villa, stunning experience!

  • 5 of 5

Two weeks in this wonderful villa with views to die for was absolutely amazing. It's truly luxurious with so many treats like the infinity pool with stunning views, a hot tub like no other, the 'man cave'/bar area. Everything gleaming and absolutely spick and span kept that way by with very friendly, helpful and engaging villa maids.

The welcome hamper to see us through the 1st day while we got settled was a real bonus.

The local taverna is great and quality that we wouldn't associate with a small Greek island and there's plenty of other good places nearby to eat out or just have a drink and people or boat watch if you can tear yourself away from villa Gabriella. Nidri's wine shop has an amazing selection of Greek wines, beers and brandies to sample and has a really great 2 hour tasting on a wednesday but a note of caution - take a taxi!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stunning villa on a stunning spot on a stunning island

  • 5 of 5

On less than one hour from the airport of Preveza one finds Villa Gabriella: paradise on earth! Magnificently located in the hills above Nydri the surroundings are quiet without being isolated. Its terrace offers a stunning view over the Mediterranean. The same view can be enjoyed from both the hot tub and the pool – giving even more a feeling of exclusivity.

It really is a very beautiful house, well decorated, well maintained, with complete amenities and very good beds. Garden and trees contribute to the peaceful atmosphere.

The island of Lefkada is more than worth exploring with beautiful nature, splendid beaches and a friendly population. One of the islands that are seen from the terrace is Skorpios, property of the Onassis family: we have come to understand why they favored this spot!

Upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised by a generous welcoming pack of food and beverages. Finally we would like to mention our appreciation of the very helpful, informative and friendly manager of the house.

Our advice: go there and enjoy all the house and the island has to offer, you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning location with superb facilities

  • 5 of 5

Whether you want to take in the stunning view, sun yourself on the terrace or be adventurous and take out a boat you will enjoy a memorable holiday. Alan and Jo have created a wonderful retreat with so many personal touches and there is help on hand to ensure that you make the most of what is on offer locally. If you are not a sailor there are fine walks on offer from the villa door - just remember to bring some trainers. I would wholeheartedly recommend that you stay at this wonderful villa.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Views and idillic setting

  • 5 of 5

So, yes you do have a climb out from the village of Nidri but what absolutely fantastic views. If you are looking for a place to chill, away from the crowds but with easy access to pretty much all of the Island of Lefkos this will work.

High quality accommodation with all the elements needed to make the place home, (including the important bean to cup coffee machine).

We would pop down during the day to the town, pick up supplies including fresh fish and BBQ in the evening on the Terrace


  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Preveza (Aktio-PVK)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Lefkada, a truly beautiful undiscovered island in the Ionian Sea

Lefkada, also known as Lefkas, with an area of 295 sq km, is the fourth largest of the Ionian Islands and has a coastline of 117 km. The easy access to the island across a floating bridge has made it a favourite with holidaymakers. The floating bridge is an excellent feat of engineering and can raise both ends and swivel round on its axis to allow yachts and fishing boats through the channel to the main harbour and down the East coast. This lovely undiscovered island offers fabulous unspoilt beaches all along its coastline and is a boater’s paradise with its multitude of satellite islands. Some of the best known beaches are Porto Katsiki, Kathisma, Pefkoulia. The Prinigponisa satellite islands are Scorpios, owned by the late Aristotle Onassis, Meganisi, Sparti and Madouri owned by the late national poet Aristotle Valaoritis.

The island of Lefkada is lesser known as a holiday destination to a wider audience in comparison to neighbouring Corfu, Paxos and Cephalonia. This of course has ensured that it has maintained much of its character and traditional Greek identity. There are plenty of attractions even for the more discerning traveller. The impressive green landscape offers many beautiful walks for all levels and there is a very good book that can be bought locally with tracks to follow. The long white beaches of the west coast are perfect for sun worshippers and family days out, and the crystal clear waters of the small coves on the east coast are a snorkeler’s paradise. Beautiful old churches dotted around the island, museums in Lefkas Town and archaeological sites close by are great for those looking for a bit of culture whilst on holiday. Lefkada also hosts one of the most famous International Folklore Festivals in Greece during the month of August.

Lefkas Town, 25 mins drive, is the main commercial centre. There is a quayside road south of the causeway entrance with a busy marina. The High Street runs through the centre 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.

Geni, 15 mins drive, is a pretty little coastal village on the east coast with an abundance of great fish tavernas located on the water's edge.

Nidri, 5 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.

Ag. Nikitas, 35 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. The nucleus of the village has been placed under preservation order, thus maintaining the traditional Ionian ambience.

Syvota Bay, 20 mins drive, is in the south-east at the head of a large bay and has an outstanding natural harbour. Syvota is wonderful for an evening meal with great fish tavernas by the sea.

Vassiliki, 25 mins drive, in the south is a self-contained tourist resort with a full range of facilities. The harbour is lined with restaurants and cafes and the main street has a fair number of shops. Many sailing companies operate from here and you may hire windsurf boards on a daily or hourly basis. Vassiliki has a ferry port operating a service to Cephalonia and Ithaca.

Motorboat hire is a must as it can open up a realm of uninhabited beaches and coves. The motorboat includes the provision of a map of the boating area, buoyancy aids, flares, oars and anchors. Detailed instructions will also be given for operation and mooring and a full local back-up service is provided. There are many small deserted coves on the coast and excellent snorkeling areas where you can enjoy the local marine life such as Sea Urchins, Sea cucumbers, Red Star Fish and when overturning stones or rocks perhaps you may find Brittle Starfish or even Octopus!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ellomeno, Europe

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
20 May 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
17 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
8 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
16 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
23 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early season
27 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low season
19 May 2019 - 15 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid season
16 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High season
30 Jun 2019 - 6 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak season
7 Jul 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £219.56

Prices include a welcome hamper whose typical contents will, subject to local and seasonal availability, include: wine, beers, soft drinks, orange juice, plenty of fresh fruit, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, feta cheese, salami, ham, fresh bread, nuts, crisps and Greek dips.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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