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Arodo seaside villas, independent luxury villa steps from the beach - Villa Penelope



Updated: 13-Oct-2016
Villa with private pool, at the edge of a pretty fishing village

At the south part of Lefkada island, 30 km from the city, built at the deepest recess of a bay, Sivota fishing village charms all the visitors. When the small marina is full, the sailing boats moor “arodo” (means off-shore), creating a magnificent scenery.

Inside an olive field, at the edge of the village, in front of the small beach, we created “ARODO | SEASIDE VILLAS”: A independent, luxury villa with private pool. There are excellent views across to the bay of Sivota and as all amenities are within 100m car hire is not necessary.

The villa has been recently completed to very high standards.

“Arodo” offers crystal blue waters, unspoilt nature, calmness, comforts and luxury. A peaceful shelter for unforgettable holidays.

Details for holiday villa Villa Penelope, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Our “little” one… 95 m2 that can host 4 guests.

Extending in a ground floor it consists of a living room, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

It stands out thanks to its tall wooden roofs, the minimal decoration and its romantic atmosphere.

Built at the highest point of the property, in direct contact with the neighbouring wood, the surrounding area and the pool, gives the guests the feeling of having everything close at hand.

Nevertheless, if you want to dive in the sea, an impressive stone stair leads you to the small beach with the blue-green water.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

My husband and I are civil engineers. We come from Lefkas, Ionian Islands and we live in Athens. We have always wanted a beautiful holiday house at our hometown. So, we built “ARODO | SEASIDE VILLAS”. We named the villas after our daughters Christina and Penelope - in the meantime we have one more daughter, Vasiliki, but no other villa. We are proud to have used a lot of our energy, personal taste and technical knowlegde in completing “ARODO | SEASIDE VILLAS”.

We are very positive that our guests enjoy our villas as much as we do every summer.

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Speaks English, Greek
Dimitrios Soldatos
EOT, ΜΗΤΕ 0831Κ10Κ765501
VAT Reg No071905142

13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful place in Sivota Lefkas Greece

  • 5 of 5

Sivota is charming enough but Villa Penelope positioned at the very end of the bay enjoys a great position. Great view across the bay to the tavernas yet a 10 minute stroll past the Marina and you are there.

Added to that it is a charming building next door to its bigger sister Christina. The pool is lovely and everything you'd want is provided.

We really enjoyed our stay and would return in a heart beat with no worries.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa holiday in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Villa PeneIope is a wonderful villa in an idyllic spot. It is everything it says on the details and more. We thoroughly enjoyed all the bars and restaurants in Sivota and the towns close by. We didn’t have the best of weather all of the time, but that really didn’t matter because Villa Penelope is a fabulous place to spend time and relax and watching the thunder and ligthning storms from the living room was astonishing. The village of Sivota is excellent for eating, and is so reasonabaly priced. The people were so friendly making us feel at home. In particular the Yacht Bar where they accomodated us with the 2015RWC. The villa itself is high quality, well maintained and well laid out, it has everything you need. We enjoyed our holiday so much we are booking again for next June.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wish I was the owner of such amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Undoubtedtly, Villa Penelope was one of the most beautuful villas that we have ever been to. And we have very high expectations from the properties that we book.

Its not easy to describe the feeling that the villa and its amazing location offer you. The architecture of the villa is great, for a familly of 4 it is very comfortable and ergonomic. The swimming pool is lovely with the perfect size for the whole family to play inside.

And the location... Oh my god... I totally loved it... It is built at the end of the picturesque village of Sivota.. On your left you have the forest, and on your right you are completely isolated from the other Villa (which is at a lower level) by trees and plantation.. And the view is perfect, so calming and tranquil, looking down on the small marina...

The fact that you have everything within reach by foot, just by going down the stone stair and walking towards the center, it is priceless, while at the same time you feel totally isolated and no one can see you, and you have all the privacy that you could need.

I really was amazed by Villa Penelope. The amenities covered our needs, we enjoyed the BBQ outside, and overall we had a great stay that I wish would have lasted longer than a week.

Thank you for the hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a very nice and relaxing holiday and loved

  • 4 of 5

The house is nicely situated on a hill overlooking the bay with all the ship moments. Very relaxing.

Outdoor furniture is good. The pool very inviting. It has been cleaned regularly.

Indoor furniture needs some upgrade in the kitchen, especially the table.

The two bedrooms at two sides of the house is well panned. One bath with tub is very comfortable, the other one very small, no room to put your stuff. After a shower, everything is wet. For two people water is ok, if there are more who want to have a shower at the same hour, there is not enough hot water.

There is a room to put your car and a gate around the property which we appreciated.

The organizational procedure was easy (reserve, pay, find the house, have instructions where to eat and what to see).

We would choose the house again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family of four

  • 5 of 5

Villa Penelope is an absolutely wonderful property in the quiet village of Sivota. As a family of four, with one teenager and one toddler, we had a fantastic one-week stay and would love to come back again.

The villa matches the pictures and description on the website and is very stylish, comfortable, and well-maintained. Its perfect location guarantees absolute privacy, even from the neighbouring villa, whilst at the same time offering a lovely view over Sivota bay and the marina.

Driving from Bulgaria, we easily found the property by following the directions that Maria, the owner, had emailed us in advance. The next day we met the property managers Marino and Beate, who kindly brought us a baby-cot after we had forgotten to specify we would need one. They came once more during our stay to clean the pool, and were very friendly and helpful.

Before our departure, Maria had also emailed us some recommendations for restaurants, shops and things to see in the area (all with clear directions) and we enjoyed trying out the local restaurants in Sivota villlage. The food was excellent in all of them, but we particularly liked the restaurant closest to us, the Ionian tavern. The village also has some nice places for breakfast or a morning coffee, and a few bars for a drink at night, all very pleasant and lively.

If you have a car, Sivota is a perfect starting point for exploring the island and its wonderful beaches. For us, however, the quiet and comfort of the villa, the view, the wonderful pool, and the village at walking distance meant we mostly stayed in Sivota.

We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay in villa Penelope, and hope to be back here again in future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa ..... Amazing location....

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our second two week stay at the beautiful Villa Penelope. Our first holiday in the villa was in 2012 and we knew then that it was a very special villa in a very special village and one that would draw us back again and again. We first stayed in Syvota in a hillside villa in 2011 and although the villa was lovely, we didn't want to drive to and from the village in the evening and so we set out to find a suitable villa in the village - and we found it ..... The location is just perfect, private and quiet enough to offer a relaxing and peaceful stay but only a minutes walk to the Yacht Bar and the wonderful food at the Ionian Taverna. The villa is finished to a very high standard and the pool and terrace area is large - the pool being bigger than most pools we have experienced in similar sized villas. The bottom terrace is a wonderful place to enjoy breakfast while watching Syvota "wake up" or for enjoying a drink to cool off in the shade during the day. Syvota is a picturesque village with very friendly locals and there are lots of excellent tavernas and bars to enjoy whilst strolling around the quayside. There are two bars in particular that we love - both have wonderful romantic music to create the perfect ambiance for chilling - (you will easily find them on your first night there) .... Maria, the owner was really helpful and organised our taxi from the airport on both occasions - however, there is ample parking at the villa if you want to have a car to explore the Island ..... We love this villa and Syvota is a beautiful place, so put the two together and you have the ingredients for a truly fabulous holiday - you will not be disappointed if you stay in Villa Penelope and I am sure, like us, you will want to return for many years to come....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

The land was passed down through our parents and we felt we had an obligation to take full advantage of it.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Preveza/Lefkas (PVK) at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Yacht Bar at 30 Metres Nearest Ferry : Igoumenitsa at 140 Kilometres Nearest Train : Patra at 210 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Amfilochia at 88 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Spyridoula, Stavros at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Yiali at 10 Metres Car: not necessary

Sivota bay is a lush green area that charms the visitor by the first glimpse. The bay is a safe natural anchorage, very popular with yachts. When the small marina is full the yachts moor 'arodo' (means off-shore) creating a magnificent scenery.

Sivota fishing village has all the amenities for relaxed self-catering holidays. There are several restaurants and cafés, a supermarket, a pebbly beach all surrounded by great nature. All together can keep the visitor busy for several days and a car hire is not essential.

At the west side of Lefkada island there is a series of breathtaking beaches with crystal blue water. Famous beaches like Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Kathisma will never disappoint the visitor.

Vassiliki, a paradise for wind/kite surfing enthusiasts, is only 10 km from Sivota.

The idyllic bays of Lefkada and the little islands around are the perfect sailing waters. Sivota has a small marina and a boat slip to satisfy those very keen on sailing and boating.


Rental rates

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out of season
2 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
out of season
9 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low spring
7 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Jun 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jul 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 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low fall
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
out of season
1 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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From the Owner

Late in the evenings, we enjoy a lot, among others, the view of the sailing boats return to their base, while we are having a drink by the pool. It's so lively and tranquil together. It makes me wonder of how lucky we all are being able to enjoy such beautiful surroundings.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 95 m²


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


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • The 2 beds in the twin bedroom can form a large double bed.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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