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Villa Efelli: Beautiful seafront traditional Greek style villa, Ionian Coast



Updated: 23-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

3floor villa to sleep 7,secluded beach,Vrachos,between Parga and Preveza,Greece

Villa Efelli is a waterfront charming villa,on the shores of the N.W. Ionian sea, in Vrachos beach,between Parga and Preveza and across the islands of Paxi and Corfu,Greece. Its unique location, its secluded semi- private beach, with its own umbrellas and chaises lounges, its views and amazing sunsets, make the villa an ideal romantic or family retreat for relaxation and tranquility.3 floor stylish house,traditionally furnished-Greek style,with big verandas facing the sea. The main floor has living room, fire place, kitchen and dining area. The ground floor has a master bedroom, a bedroom for 3 and a bathroom with shower and marble basin.The upper floor is open, has a sitting area,a double bed,a 1-bed adjacent area and an open bathroom with cast iron bath tub,separate W.C/marble basin.Lovely courtyard (1500 sq.m), with olive and fruit-bearing trees.Outdoor shaded dining patio/pergola, with a big marble table,accommodates up to 10, traditional oven,swings,and an outdoor stone patio/deck

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About the Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Greek
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


A magical, peaceful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The villa Effelli is a beautifully and artistically decorated house, right on a lovely stretch of sandy beach. We loved the hammocks and outside eating area, we loved the balconies and gorgeous bathrooms. Our lovely host generously arranged for fresh bread to be delivered every day and the kitchen was well equipped with everything we could

possibly need. Sitting outside in the evening watching the sunset was really special. A peaceful, magical place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un instant de paradis

  • 5 of 5

La Villa Efelli est un lieu merveilleux, plein de poésie et de délicatesse.

La lumière douce, la plage déserte, l'air léger, les meubles anciens, les dentelles blanches et les hamacs, un sentiment de parenthèse enchantée, un lieu hors du temps offert par des hôtes merveilleux qui ont su créer l'inoubliable.

Un grand merci à Dimitra pour son accueil et sa confiance. Nous avons vécu ici des moments que nous garderons précieusement dans nos coeurs.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We adored Villa Efelli. It is a delightful house in a beautiful location. Every morning I played my guitar for a couple of hours in the garden with only the sea view and a lot of cicadas for company. The beach is pretty much private - very few itinerant bathers, mostly just residents of the few local houses. The water is crystal clear, with no urchins underfoot - a great relief. 25 mins walk or 3 mins drive to tavernas on Vrachos beach or the one in Lygia village. Plenty of bars, minimarkets in Vrachos, too. Vrachos was quite lively - bars and watersports - so we alternated with a day on the beach at home and one there. The villa is clearly a beloved family retreat and the decor is exquisite (if quirky in places). The kitchen is on the small side, but we coped and cooked regularly without too much trouble. The outside spaces are simply glorious.... Finally, Dimitra was a wonderful host, even going so far as to bake cakes and pies for us, as well as delivering fresh cherries and arranging for daily bread deliveries. Definitely a five-star experience from us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique style, wonderful view, homelike.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of relatives with kids and I can say that this property was the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Spacious rooms, unique traditional style, well equipped kitchen with all facilities. The espresso machine was a pleasant surprise. I love Italian coffee... and the fresh bread provided every morning at the gate was just the perfect way to start the day. The beach almost private, and the sea is crystal clear. Kids loved diving and watching the fish

The cleaning lady ( Meri ) was very friendly and helpful. She makes the best organic marmalade ( gliko ) :). The guy who helped with the cleaning of the garden was friendly and helpful too.

Thank you Dimitra ( the lovely owner ) for everything. You made our stay the prefect family holiday... I would highly recommend this property to everyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing holiday, in a place that you'll immediately feel like your home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A house of great character, perfect for a group

  • 4 of 5

We arrived at Villa Effeli at night after a long drive. The magic of the house and Dimitra's welcoming made a fantastic first impression to every member of our party of 6 adults. The second impression did not disappoint: the place is full of wonderful surprises and has great atmosphere with a sense of the local vernacular. It is also very comfortable.The garden, terraces and beach are also great with a lot of personal touches.

We were not very lucky with the weather, but we still enjoyed a few extraordinary sunsets setting right between the islands of Paros and AntiParos, from the upper terrace.

Dimitra was always at hand to give us local recommendations and tips for our visits. The whole area has an fascinating past (ancient Greek, Roman, Ottoman etc...), so we were able to do very interesting sight seeing when it was not beach weather.Possibly because of the rain, there were quite a lot of mosquitoes along all that coast, but a bit of prevention works.

A place we would all like to return

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! You were great guests, too. Just a small correction: the islands are Paxos and Antipaxos:-) You were indeed quite unlucky with the weather (and the mosquitoes), very unusual for September- even for October or November- in Greece. You are always welcomed back!
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Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a very relaxing week here with 5 other friends. It is a spectacular house with lots of good place to sit and read a book. The private access to the beach is also a big benefit. For the adventurous there is also an outdoor oven which is fun for making Pizzas in. Dimitra is very hospitable and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful week in a wonderful house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Aktion / Preveza at 35 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Igoumenitsa at 55 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : National Road Igoumenitsa-Preveza at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

The villa is located between the picturesque boat harbor of Lygia and the long sandy beach of Vrachos, between Preveza and Parga, Greece. The nearby coastline is dotted with long stretches of sand; beautiful coves and small beaches, accessible by boat or a short scenic drive away. The towns of Parga - a vibrant destination with a variety of sights, activities, shops and nightlife, and Preveza- in the narrow entrance of Amvrakikos Gulf, the old town, its fish taverns that line the harbor-as well as a plethora of remarkable cultural and archaeological sites- the Acheron River and Nekromanteion, the ancient Nicopolis, and Syvota- are within half an hour drive. From the house one can conveniently take excursions to the Ionian islands of Lefkada, Paxi, Corfu, Cefalonia, and Ithaki and inland to the historic city of Ioannina, the traditional villages of Zagoroxoria and the Vikos Gorge, and Meteora. Igoumenitsa , a major European port,( 55 Km), and Aktion/Preveza airport (35 Km).

Other Activities: canoe-kayak

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
11 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We are open to negotiate, in good faith, all of the above terms depending on duration of stay, season, or if booking is done months in advance of rental period.

Deposit amount can be less than 50% of total, depending on duration of stay and early booking.

Wi-Fi Internet access, free of charge.

- If cancellation occurs 60 or more days before arrival, a fee of 50 euros will be withheld and the rest of the deposit will be refunded.
- If cancellation occurs less than 60 days before arrival, booking deposit is not refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront


  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • The 3rd bedroom, on the upper floor, is separated from the sitting area and the single bed with curtain. Every bedroom has it's own closet. There's also an extra double bed in one of the covered verandas of the 3rd floor. It offers a great view and relaxation during the day.


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • The beach is secluded, so we have our own umbrellas and beach chairs. There's a traditional oven in the garden, a big built in barbeque and an out door shower.

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