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3 bed Villa, air con & WiFi sea views 3 mins from town and beach. No car needed!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Wheelchair accessible, 3 bed, 3 bath villa close to beach & town. Air con & WiFi

When comparing Villa Harmonia to others on offer in Skala and around, we encourage you to check location as we believe that this is one of the very few villas that are truly "in Skala" rather than having a Skala address but being a drive out of town. Villa Harmonia is situated in a quiet, secluded location in the village of Skala with it's restaurants, bars and shops . Being in the village makes it easy to walk to and from the beach or shops and, most importantly, in the evening no need to decide who is designated driver or trying to arrange a taxi. There are two upstairs, en suite bedrooms, one a king sized double and the other a twin and a further twin ground floor bedroom with an adjacent family bathroom. The ground floor bedroom is perfect for an elderly or disabled guest or one who might otherwise find stairs a problem - or for teenagers who may want to stay out later than the rest of the family and be able to come in at 4am without waking the rest of the house! All three bedrooms and the main sitting room are air conditioned and each has a clock/radio/bluetooth speaker system. Outside there are patios to the front and rear of the house ensuring there is always outdoor dining available in the shade. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, juicer and Dolce Gusto coffee machine. All linen, including bath and beach towels, is included as is a small welcome pack on arrival. The location of Villa Harmonia is such that a hire car is not needed unless you want to explore the rest of the island. The sitting room is equipped with TV, DVD and Xbox One console and there is a CD system connected to speakers on the front patio. Villa Harmonia does not have it's own pool, but there is a hotel pool at the end of the drive which is open to the public, as are many others in the village. To the outside, both the front and back patio have dining tables and there are sun loungers and a table tennis table on a third, lower patio. The house has Wi-Fi.

Villa Harmonia is a NO SMOKING property.

More Details

Owner
Chris & Andrew McKenzie
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Chris & Andrew McKenzie

We live on the south coast of the UK with our youngest son, our other children having left home and/or married. We bought Villa Harmonia as somewhere to holiday with our family and friends and intend to spend a lot more time there when we retire. We've had many happy family holidays in this safe, friendly village with wonderful beaches and a great selection of family restaurants and bars.

Chris & Andrew McKenzie purchased this villa in 2007

Why Chris & Andrew McKenzie chose Skala

We visited Skala in 2007 and bought the house on the same trip as we fell in love with the island and the village. There's more than enough to entertain a family of all ages but the real benefit was the sense of safety in Skala, it really is the sort of place where you feel you can let teenagers have their freedom without worrying too much! We liked the house as it is so convenient, has a bath (rare in Greece!) and, more importantly, 3 bath/shower rooms so there's not too much of a squabble when the whole family are showering after the beach or trying to get ready to go out for dinner.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Harmonia sits about 300 yards from the main street of Skala and slightly less from the sea. It's location is actually on the edge of the village so is very quiet and, being close to a stream bed (dried up in summer) is slightly cooler than the main village which is a boon on those long hot summer nights.

We have fitted UK standard power outlets in the bedrooms and sitting room

Guestbook comments from the owner

Chris & Andrew made sure we had everything we needed for a really relaxing stay and not having to pack beach towels made our luggage allowance go a bit further too. The house is well appointed and has a great location with the whole town a short walk away and the beach less than 5 minutes. It was a pleasure to stay and we will definitely return.
Sep 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Skala in Elios Proni

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Double bedroom en suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , hand basin
    Upstairs twin en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hand basin
    Downstairs shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Downstairs twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs double bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning and both upstairs rooms have a sea facing balcony. A cot is available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
We also provide a small 'welcome pack' to help ensure that you're able to make a drink , etc on your arrival. We include a mid week clean for all rentals and for booking of 7 days or more three will be a clean of the house and change of towels and linen at the end of each week. Although we don't offer car hire, we will be happy to help you in this respect if needed. We always use and recommend Greekstones who have an office in Skala but are able to meet you at the airport if preferred at no extra cost.

Reviews

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3 bed Villa, air con & WiFi sea views 3 mins from town and beach. No car needed!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
England
5

Wonderful stay at Villa Harmonia, family of 5, August 2017

  • 5 of 5

Villa Harmonia is just the most perfect place to stay for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful village of Skala. Skala itself is a great base from which to explore the island, however there is plenty of reasons just to stay in the village itself. Villa Harmonia is located centrally only a couple of minutes walk from both the main street and the beach.

Having stayed in Skala before we knew what to expect of the fantastic resort and it never disappoints, with it's welcoming peaceful atmosphere, plethora of friendly tavernas offering delicious home cooked Greek recipes to enjoy after long days spent on the golden beach and swimming in the gorgeous green ionian.

However, the Villa itself came as a massive surprise! Before our stay the communication from Chris and Andrew- the owners of the villa, was absolutely superb and throughout our stay we were confident that we would have any needs met from the wonderful contacts at the resort itself. The photographs of the villa really do not do it justice, the sense of light and space is wonderful. The outdoor spaces are also beautifully maintained and provide much loved extra living areas. Everything you could possibly need is available at the villa and the rooms are decorated beautifully throughout. I can not praise the accommodation, owners or resort highly enough and hope to return again to Villa Harmonia in future trips to Kefalonia.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Skala and that Villa Harmonia proved to be a good base for your holiday.
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5

Skala's little gem....

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Harmonia for 10 nights and loved everything about it. Rather than bore you repeating what everyone else has already said in their reviews, we will just say that we totally agree. We were attending a family Wedding during our stay, so we had some entertaining to do, the accommodation lends itself to this very easily with the different outside areas and the airy spacious inside it makes it all such a pleasure. We only did gatherings for drinks because nobody cooks on holiday!! and with so many lovely restaurants (far too many to mention them all) why would you even want to. All our meals were delicious and the staff are so funny and can be great entertainers too. We have been to Skala many times and will definitly return to this little gem of a find. The communication and service provided by Chris and Andrew is second to none.... thank you both very much.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we're glad the house proved to be a good base for your stay and entertaining family & friends.
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Warsaw, Poland
5

Clean and modern villa in a quiet area... 300 mts from a beach

  • 5 of 5

Villa Harmonia is fantastic, it is one of the best places we've ever stayed at. Located in a quiet area, yet in the center of Skala, 200 mts as the crow flies from the beach, 300 mts walk - I used to walk barefoot there. The main street in Skala is no farther than 5 mins of walk. By the way, the beach is one of the best we've seen in Greece: more less sandy (sandy for Mediterranean standards), with crystal-clear water, a few - but not too many - bars nearby. And not too many visitors.

3 clean, modern bedrooms, each with their own A/C, all beds have comfortable mattresses - offering you great rest after a hot sunny day in Kefalonia.

Chris and Andrew - thank you for a wonderful time in Skala - we will love to come back !

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we're glad that you and your family had a great holiday in Skala and that Villa Harmonia was a convenient and comfortable base for you. We'd be delighted to host you again. Chris & Andrew
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5

A lovely 3 bedroom villa in a fantastic location in Skala

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa is perfectly situated in a quiet secluded part of Skala but has everything you need within a few hundred meters.

It has three good size bedrooms all beautifully decorated and a lovely comfortable layout downstairs as well as impressive outdoor space in which to relax.

A hundred yards up from the villa and you are in the amongst the many wonderful bars and restaurants that Skala has to offer, it is also a short walk to the beach and twenty yards to a lovely pool bar which we used regularly.

We had such a lovely relaxing time in Skala and the time spent in this beautiful property was a major factor to this.

A special thanks to Galia who was always available to help and advise us and also to the owners who made everything so easy for us from start to finish.

Hopefully we will return for another holiday here and in this fantastic villa.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your holiday in Skala and that Villa Harmonia was able to play a party in that providing a quiet and comfortable base. Thank you for your review and we hope you may decide to visit again one day.
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Alexandria, Virginia
5

Excellent location, beautiful house, lovely beach

  • 5 of 5

The house was as described, nice and functional. The beach was a couple of blocks away and pretty amazing. The village center is a couple of blocks away as well. Really enjoyed our stay and Annie and Galia were very responsive and nice. I would definitely come back to Skala and stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely holiday in Skala staying at Villa Harmonia. This really is a fantastic place with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay home from home. The villa is spacious, well equipped, spotlessly clean and very well maintained. We loved all the lovely outside spaces and the wonderful garden full of colour. There was always somewhere to be in the shade or in the sun and we spent many happy hours just enjoying these areas. The view from the upstairs bedroom balcony looking out to sea is amazing. We didn't often bother with the shutters and watching dawn break over the ocean while lying in bed was incredible. The pictures on the website are fabulous but still don't do full justice to this place.

The villa is in a great location, literally within walking distance of everything. The beach is a pleasant stroll away and we used the pool at the Big Village Hotel too. All the shops and supermarkets were handy and there are so many Tavernas and Bars that you can be in a different one every evening should you wish. It was also a pleasure to prepare some meals in the well equipped kitchen and enjoy them al fresco at the villa. Our favourite restaurants were probably Siroco, Galera and the Old Village and we enjoyed Captains Bar, Veto and Metaxa bar for pre and post dinner drinks.

Skala is a very chilled place to enjoy lazy days but we enjoyed a boat trip up to Fiskardo and were able to hire a car for a couple of days through Greekstones and had a good time exploring the area while dealing with the mountain roads!

All in all we had a great time and are looking forward to our next visit. Andrew and Chris gave fantastic service during the booking process with lots of information prior to the trip and also during our stay when we had a small issue with the aircon. Nothing felt like it was too much trouble. Thank you so much for everything and we look forward to a return visit in the not too distant future

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Myrtos Beach
"Spectacular cove with beautiful turquoise/blue sea. a little bit of a drive from Skala, but ..."
Fiscardo
"This is about as far away from Skala as you can get on the Island but nonetheless even the m..."
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Kefalonia (EFL)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Big Village Hotel
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Poros
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Socrates Tavern
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Skala
Car: not necessary

This is one of very few villas actually 'in' Skala rather than 'near' Skala with its many restaurants and lively bars as well as a few 'supermarkets' including one selling Waitrose branded products. Once in Skala, there really is no need to leave, so a car is not essential but there are several local firms to rent one from for a day or two if you fancy exploring the island a bit more - we recommend and always use Greekstones - they have a modern fleet and very good insurance :). If you do travel out there are other beaches, wineries and St George's Castle to visit as well as the capital Argostoli and the picturesque Fiskardo. Myrtos beach is beautiful (but take beach shoes as it's stony) and in Sami you can learn to dive. If staying in Skala there are watersports on the beach, boat trips to Zante, Ithaca or simple around Kefalonia and the village has a range of lively live entertainments each evening.

Villa Harmonia is a NO SMOKING property.

Please enquire about special rates for longer, out of season rentals

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Skala, 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
 
18-04-APR
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£463
for 5 nights
From
£93
 
 
18-05-MAY
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£565
for 5 nights
From
£113
 
 
18-06-JUN
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£684
for 5 nights
From
£137
 
 
18-07-JUL
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
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£150
 
 
18-08-AUG
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£150
 
 
18-09-SEP
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£618
for 5 nights
From
£124
 
 
18-10-OCT
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£551
for 5 nights
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£110
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£529
for 7 nights
£529
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £220.59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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