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Beachside complex 10 metres from Ionian Sea

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Jacaranda is part of a new seafront complex in the village of Karavomylos, approximately 2km outside the small port of Sami. Set amid pretty gardens and with a shared swimming pool, the complex is only 10 metres from a quiet beach lined with eucalyptus trees and wonderful views of Ithaca. Within the village, a mini-market, bakery and several traditional tavernas are all within easy walking distance, and a 20 min walk along the beach takes you to the town of Sami with its many restaurants, supermarkets, butchers, bakeries, pharmacy and ATM . A car is not necessary and taxis are readily available but it is well worth exploring the stunning island of Kefalonia and Karavomylos is in a good central position to reach all areas easily. Organised tours of the island, car and bike hire can be arranged from Sami and it is possible to catch the ferry to various locations including Ithaca, the Greek mainland and Italy.

The apartment offers 2 bedrooms, one with large 3/4 size twin beds, one with a double bed and plenty of storage space. In the lounge area the sofa opens into a double bed for 2 more guests if required. There is a television and DVD player in the lounge and free Wi-fi for guests to use. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering holidays with hob, oven, toaster, crockery, utensils, fridge freezer, coffee machine, washing machine and iron to make your stay comfortable. A cot and high chair are also provided. Outside there are french doors opening onto a patio with a dining area seating six and a small gated garden. There are also sun beds and a barbecue for guests to use if they wish. Towels, beach towels and linen are all provided.

More Details

Owner
Marianne
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks Marianne,



You have a really lovely apartment, thanks for a fantastic holiday, we loved every minute! We didn't want to come home! :-(
Jun 2017
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Location

Car: not necessary

Kefalonia is a stunningly beautiful island and was voted 4th most idyllic place to live in the world by Forbes. Rugged, mountainous and green, it is the largest of the Ionian group. Its scenery is dramatic with the fir covered Mount Aenos reaching 1626 meters and it has lots of beautiful bays and inlets enjoying both white pebble beaches with crystal clear water and long sandy beaches. Its interior is equally beautiful with sheltered valleys of olive groves and vineyards. Kefalonia is a great island for walking, cycling or horse riding and has a good road network for exploring the island.

The beaches on this side of the island are excellent for swimming and snorkeling and plenty of pretty, quiet coves can be found all along the coastline. It is well worth hiring a boat from Agia Efimia to discover the beaches that can only be reached by sea or exploring the coastline by kayak. An organised beach with sun beds and parasols is only a 10 min walk away and you can also use the pool and cafe/bar at the beachside campsite. A football pitch, tennis and basketball courts and a children's playground are also only a few minutes walk away. The beautiful Antisamos beach is only a short distance away by car with its cafes and water sports whilst the attractions of the Drogarati caves and Melissani lake are both nearby. The stunning sunsets at Myrtos beach are also only a short drive away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Karavomylos in Cephalonia

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Sofa in lounge opens into a double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Beachside complex 10 metres from Ionian Sea
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 15 reviews
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Just a few things to make it terrific!

  • 3 of 5

My husband & I spent 10 nights in this apartment in October, and other than a few maintenance jobs that need attending, it is a very good rental. The location was great for exploring the whole island, very central, and there are a couple of wonderful beaches nearby.

Unfortunately, there is a very musty mildew smell that greets you on arrival, and has permeated the kitchen cabinets. This was due to either a flood, or the plumbing under the sink, and would be difficult to resolve, but must be attended to if this is going to be a rental suite.

You must also be a cat lover, as every time we opened the patio doors to vent the air, one of many cats invited itself inside. Not something easily fixed, especially in Greece, where its abound! They are friendly enough, just a bit annoying at times.

The suite was spotlessly clean, and Herminie was very helpful and pleasant to work with. We arrived in the dark, and did not have instructions on how to find this particular unit, but wandered around the complex until I recognized the pictures from the website and found the key in the door. It seems she had been given our wrong contact number, so wasn't able to call us.

Lastly, we have never mastered the art of the "wet room" shower, and dislike having to mop the entire bathroom after every shower. Perhaps a shower rod & curtain could be installed to solve this problem for us North American renters that aren't used to this?

The place is very well equipped with cooking utensils and linens, and being able to pop a couple of lounges into the trunk when we went to the rocky beaches was lovely! Perhaps a few higher wattage light bulbs would brighten the dark spaces too?

Thank you for a good stay!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to explore the island from. Beautiful appartment decor in cool calming tones.

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay - Hermoine was very welcoming and full of helpful info & tips. Best beach Petani & best restaurant Paradise on the hill at Agia Efimia. We visited so many places & Karavamylos is a brilliant base to explore from.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

clean, modern, well furnished, good ammenities, pleasant garden, friendly, close to sea.

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked and well maintained property. Modern decor, comfortable bedrooms, One twin, one double. Nice kitchen. Everything clean and in good working order. Excellent help on hand from Hermione who booked us taxis, gave us good advice and lent us parasols for the beach! Really close to beach. other beaches- all lovely- all accessible from apartment. Great little pool- clean, warm, pleasant surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! We were so happy here! It's just how it looks in the pictures, 5 seconds walk and you're on the beautifully natural coast line with a sea view I never wanted to stop looking at!

The apartment was lovely and very well equipped.

Help is always at hand from Hermione and Regina who can't do enough for you, they were just so lovely, We've never been so well looked after but they were always careful not to be intrusive, they are amazingly good at their jobs, we feel like we've made 2 new friends.

Really loved the pool, it's also in a beautiful setting.

Loved Karavomilos too, un-touristy, a naturally charming little place with really friendly people.

As you can probably tell, I think we'll be going back!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

Beautiful location, lovely people , stunning Island, but.....

  • 3 of 5

Karavomylos proved to be a lovely choice for our 11 day. Holiday. The location perfect between 2 small ports, one of which is an easy walk along the sea shore. You'll find plenty of choice of Tavernas in both places. The property was spotlessly clean and decor fresh. The Management couldn't have been more helpful and friendly assisting us in every possible way, advice on trips (great) where best for seafood etc.

Sadly, nothing is perfect and the 2nd bedroom at the rear proved to be a big problem from the point of view of noise from intermittent busy road traffic. Its only window which is high up opens out at pavement level on the other side only a few meters from the road. The rumble and roar of lorries etc, was at times unbelievable. This wouldn't be a problem if you were just a couple or needed the 2nd bedroom for children who could perhaps sleep through lots of loud noise. Pack earplugs!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent accommodation, lovely location, helpful property manager, lovely tavernas on the doorstep.

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing stay in great accommodation on a beautiful island. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Karavomylos, 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
 
Low season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
£400
 
 
Mid season
25 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Mid season
4 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£253
for 3 nights
£590
 
 
High season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£253
for 3 nights
£590
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Cancellation policy
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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