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Beautiful Stone Villa - Panoramic Sea Views, Pool, Sleeps 10 - FREE Watersports

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 10... ideal holiday home for one or two families or a group of friends!

*FREE* watersports at Horizon beach club! Enjoy 5 hours of equipment hire throughout your stay - includes stand-up-paddle boards, kayaks, windsurfers, dinghies.

This traditionally built stone villa is situated on the outskirts of the hillside village of Paleokatouna, only 3km from the main resort of Nidri. Main features include panoramic sea views of the satellite islands of Lefkas, a large kitchen, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, swimming pool, ping pong table and Wi-Fi!

Upon entrance you are welcomed into a large entrance hall. The large fitted kitchen on the right comes complete with two ovens, an island, microwave, double sink, dishwasher, induction hob and all the necessary dinnerware and utensils. The cosy sitting room has two sofas, an open fireplace and smart TV. One double bedroom is located on the ground floor and has an ensuite bathroom with shower.

Up the sweeping marble staircase to the first floor there are a further four bedrooms, the master bedroom to the front (from which the new sundeck can be accessed) has a large bathroom with double sink, walk in shower and toilet. Three more bedrooms are located here, two of which have a shared bathroom and the third, overlooking the pool, is en-suite. *NEW* for 2018 - brand new super comfortable mattresses and pillows in all bedrooms. All windows and doors in the villa have mosquito screens.

The outside comprises of two shaded sitting areas - with new outdoor lounge furniture purchased in 2017 and a beautiful dining table made with lava from Mount Etna is new for 2018. The swimming pool, BBQ and table tennis table provide more entertainment. There is also a newly built raised sun deck with panoramic sea views which is accessed from the master bedroom.

The villa is perfect for one or two families and groups of friends, the communal chill out area and dining area outside make it the perfect place for evening BBQs and social gatherings, overlooking the Ionian islands.

The villa meets the standards of the Greek Tourism Board and has been awarded an EOT license for short-term rental.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Greek
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2017

About The Owner

Jenny is a Clinical Psychologist and John is a young person's hip surgeon. We met in 1992 and currently live in the midlands, visiting our Greek escape at every opportunity!

The Owner purchased this villa in 2002

Why The Owner chose Lefkada

Our first introduction to Greece was Jenny's during the Junta in the late sixties- the Greeks were very generous to the apparently destitute students, one of whom ended up giving blood in Athens to raise money!

Our first tour of the islands was in 1996 when we took the whole family on an Odysseus flotilla from Corfu to Ithaca/Kefalonia and back to Preveza. Further tours followed. We took our third tour by yacht around the islands in Summer 2001 and somewhere in Nidri, looking up at the stars, we elbowed each other and decided to see if we could buy or build a house on the island.

The houses for sale seemed rather expensive (we only later discovered that you only were expected to offer 55-60% of the asking price!) We then discovered a German called Jurgen Kuster (he had married a local lass and the land was hers) who had seven plots, in between zig-zag roads, available for building just above the charming village of Paleokatouna, with its famous Dimitri's taverna.

We came to Lefkas in the first weeks of 2002 to look at the site and to sign the deal. The site was astounding (although thorny and inaccessible) and the view enthralling. We decided to choose a solid stone house with modern amenities, building permission was obtained, but than we discovered that the planned house was the wrong way around on the site! This took a month or two to sort out! The stone was cut from the north side of the melissa gorge, near Tsoukalades in the north of Lefkas. The concrete was poured onto a fully welded-up steel structure.

We moved in for the first time in April 2004. Since then we have constantly refined and improved the house over the years. The most dramatic development was in 2012- 2013 when we had a beautiful new internal marble staircase made and converted the house from two three-bedroom flats into a five bedroom house. We also extended the outside spaces and built a garage a car port and second large pergola.

What makes this villa unique

Spacious

Homely

Quiet

Stunning sea and mountain views

Walking distance to a village taverna

5 minute car journey to the beach and resort of Nidri

Well equipped kitchen

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Lefkada on Peloponnese, West Greece and Ionian Sea

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - master bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , His and Her sinks
    Bathroom 2 - ground floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - bedroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - bedrooms 4 and 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - ground floor communal - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - first floor - 1 Double Bed
    Ground Floor bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Connectable beds - 2 singles or 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - first floor - 1 Double Bed , Shared adjoining bathroom with bedroom 4
    Bedroom 4 - first floor - 2 Single Bed , Shared adjoining bathroom with bedroom 5
    Bedroom 3 - first floor - 1 Double Bed , Connectable beds - 2 singles or 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
4

A beautiful comfortable villa in an amazing location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location after spending a week sailing between islands the Ionian - so the villa was a welcome chill out venue.

As described, the property was well equipt and had plenty of space for all 7 of us - adults and teens. The pool is super. The house was clean and comfortable.

Stunning views. Lovely aspect. Wifi fab. Outside seating a real treat - we moved about the villa to suit our mood and level of sunworahipping!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind and thoughtful review of our Villa! Its great to be back on land and have a proper shower! We are very pleased you had such a good time and that you enjoyed all the facilities! We look forward to welcoming your party again!
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4

Beautiful views. Good location. Villa Well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Villa clean and well equipped. Nice welcome pack. Friendly maintenance people. Horizon Water sports and Get Active were recommended. Both very friendly and provided excellent service.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our villa, we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and made the most of your time in Lefkas. We hope to see you again!
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4

Wonderful villa

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful villa overlooking the Ionian Islands. Great pool and facilities. Loved the kitchen. Plenty of room for 9 people. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review. We are pleased you enjoyed the space on offer and the beautiful views. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes, John and Jenny
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Sofia, Bulgaria
5

Perfect accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Helidona is fantastic! It has a wonderful sea view and a great swimming pool. There's also a barbecue. In the house you can find everything you need - it's really perfectly accommodated. The villa is very spacious - there's a lot of place for everybody and everything. In the kitchen you can find all you can imagine. We spent 8 unforgettable days at the Villa Helidona. We only had an issue with the water supply for a couple of days but it was a problem with the general supply that hadn't to do with our hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write us this great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our home from home. Thanks also for your patience regarding the water supply, the town hall worked tirelessly to fix it and were utilising trucks to fill the village tank every day in the interim. We hope to welcome you again in 2017!
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5

Fantastic villa, fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

This villa is really spacious. Rooms are big and there are lots of them. The main bedroom upstairs is really cool with it's own shower, wc and a private sun terrace! There are many terraces and and a superb view. Lots of sunbeds and many tables and sofas.

Everything was clean and nice. Pool is big enough. The kitchen is large and very well equipped(With an ice cube maker!)

And it's only ten minutes drive to a natural waterfall swimming pool!

And there were very helpful guys (Simon and Simon:) to guide you if needed.

It's a perfect destination for a family vacation and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to chilled out holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review! We are pleased you enjoyed the villa and island of Lefkas and all they have to offer to make a great holiday!
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5

Excellent villa with great views

  • 5 of 5

Great villa with plenty of space inside and out. Very peaceful but not too far by car to local facilities, beaches and many tavernas. But with great kitchen, dining and sun bathing terraces, lovely pool and table tennis no need to wander far if you don't want to. Lots of nice touches, well looked after while there, have stayed before and hope to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
Preveza
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Paleokatouna village
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nidri
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Kilometres
Paleokatouna village
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Nidri
Car: recommended

The villa is located on the outskirts of a hillside village, it is in a quiet location with stunning panoramic views of the sea, the coastal town of Nidri, the enclosed bay of Vlicho and the 'princess' islands dotted along the coastline. The local village of Paleokatouna, with a population of less than 100, has a traditional Greek family-run taverna with sea views.

In the town of Nidri there are an abundance of tavernas, restaurants and cafes to choose from. Many located along the harbour front where you can watch the world go by while enjoying a frappe (cold coffee) or an ouzo. The town also has many shops selling olive wood products, handbags, shoes and typical souvenirs.

There are many activities to choose from both in Nidri and on the island, the mountainous landscape proves ideal for mountain biking (www.getactivelefkas.com) and walking. The area is renowned for sailing due to the calm water and the hundreds of bays awaiting your visit. A day chartering a yacht with skipper is the perfect way to explore the area or a boat trip on the luxury M/S Christina is the next best thing - with only a maximum of 50 passengers on board and each with a sunbed - it is the ultimate in relaxation whilst visiting some of the satellite islands. Other water based activities can be found on Nidri beach, these include dinghy sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking both tuition or equipment hire are available.

A visit to the west coast is worthwhile as the beaches on the other side are regarded as the best in Europe - these include Porto Katsiki, Kathisma and Egremni. These can be reached by car or some boat trips do stop here.

Lefkas Town is the capital of the island and a morning or evening visit (not between 2pm and 5pm as most shops close for siesta) is great to stroll along the pedestrianised high street perusing the local wares, sitting in the town's square in one of the cafes or visiting some of the many churches is a lovely way to spend the day.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Lefkada, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 2017/2018
24 Sep 2017 - 21 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£857
for 5 nights
£1,200
 
 
Spring 2018
22 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Early Summer 2018
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
Autumn 2018
26 Aug 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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