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



Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Sleeps 10... ideal holiday home for one or two families or a group of friends!

*NEW* 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. All windows and doors in the villa have mosquito screens.

The outside comprises of two shaded sitting areas (with new outdoor lounge furniture for 2017), swimming pool, BBQ and table tennis table. There is 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
  • Sleeps 10
  • 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

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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!

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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


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: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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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: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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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: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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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: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Modern villa with maginificent views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family celebration. This villa is fantastic.

It has an amazing kitchen with all the mod cons you could possibly ask for. All our meals were taken out on the covered verandah where you can soak up the panoramic views. The views are also seen from the swimming pool.

The owners supply plenty of information about places to visit, and interesting walks to go on. There is also the local taverna serving very tasty meals and a bar, both a short walk away.

This very well maintained, clean villa is definitely to be recomended and we are looking forward to a return trip soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
9 Oct 2016 - 22 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
23 Apr 2017 - 13 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season 2017
22 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
HIGH Season 2017
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2017/2018
24 Sep 2017 - 21 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 09-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

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


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • 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


  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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

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