A 2 floor villa sleeping a maximum of 4. The ground floor consists of a hall, open-plan lounge/diner and fully equipped kitchen: electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron, ironing-board, kettle, toaster, full set of crockery, cutlery and glassware for 4, and full range of cooking utensils. The lounge is comfortably furnished and has flat screen satellite TV, DVD, and hi-fi system. Doors lead from the lounge onto a large furnished patio overlooking the pool. Off the hall is the downstairs bathroom which has a shower, hair-dryer, wash-hand basin and toilet. Next to this is the bedroom, which has twin beds and its own furnished veranda overlooking the pool. A wooden staircase leads from the hall to the upper floor, where there is the double bedroom and a bathroom with whirlpool tub,shower, hairdryer, wash-hand basin and toilet. The verandah doors in the bedroom lead out onto a furnished sun-terrace that overlooks the pool and the gardens.
The Olive Tree Villas
The Olive Tree Villas are2 detached and 2 semi-detached new villas set in 1,500sq m of olive grove and gardens, in the beautiful coastal village of Kypseli. With their own large swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests, the beach is only 300m away and 4 tavernas are all within walking distance, they offer the very best of everything. All the properties are fully air-conditioned, have integral fly-netting throughout and are equipped, decorated and maintained to the very highest standards. Villas Jasmine and Mimosa sleep up to 4 people each, whilst Villas Hibiscus and Oleander have large sofa-beds in the lounge, allowing them to sleep up to 6 people each. Each villa enjoys its own individual style, and stunning views of this beautiful location. Every villa has furnished verandas, balconies and a barbeque/patio area, and there is free Wi-Fi to complete the luxury and comfort of these impressive accommodations.
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About the Owner
Rates include daily housekeeping, air conditioning & safety deposit boxes. A 15% under-occupancy discount applies for 2 people wishing to rent any villa during any period except July and August. Discounted car-hire also available, with extra special offers during low season.
Rental rates are displayed in the local currency (euros), but payment can also be accepted in pounds sterling if preferred.
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...and long may it stay that way, from the warmth of the welcome you get from Diana who runs these lovely villas, to Olympia who keeps them spotless, the guy who tends the gardens and pool and all the local restaurants and shops with the same lovely people who work in them!
Beautiful Greek hideaway
Fantastic stay in Villa Mimosa, second time we have stayed here. The villa is well appointed, everything you need for a comfortable stay - the aircon in the bedrooms was very welcome. The pool is perfect, and never crowded, enough sun beds and umbrellas for all. Diana is the perfect hostess, ready to answer questions and offer sight seeing tips but not intrusive. This is a very special place and we hope to return.
Villa Mimosa was an ideal setting for my wife, grown up son and myself. It is situated in rural Zakynthos, 250 meters from the islands north coast, 5 minutes drive away from the resort of Tsilivi to the east and 10 minutes travel from Alikanas/Alykes to the west. Given it's location a car is highly desirable, but a well stocked local supermarket, a bakery, and a couple of excellent tavernas are only a few minutes walk away.
The villa itself is detached, and one of four units sharing a private pool, in nicely maintained grounds. It was spacious with both a double and a twin bedroom, an upstairs and downstairs bathroom, a comfortable lounge area, leading through to a very well equipped kitchen.
Booking was simple, and Diana responded promptly by email, then followed this up with a lovely letter giving directions to her property. On arrival she was there to greet us personally with a very friendly welcome, and all the necessary advice about the property and local amenities.
Diana lives a short distance away in the local village and also runs a restaurant with her husband in Tsilivi, so is not resident on the property. She did however call in daily just to check there were no problems, and we were left with an emergency contact number in case it was needed. During the daytime Olympia, (the lady who services the accommodation to a very high standard each day) was on site and acted as a point of contact for the couple of teething troubles we encountered (we were the first guests of the year) and these were resolved efficiently and to our full satisfaction.
These arrangements leave you with nothing to worry about, and combined with the facilities and high standard of accommodation we were able to relax in to our holiday immediately to ensure that we made full benefit of this beautiful base to explore a very wonderful island.
If, like us, you like to avoid the resorts and seek a little peace and serenity to recharge your batteries, we can't recommend this property highly enough. As a matter of course we like to explore, so never go back to places we have previously visited, but we are certain that in years to come we will make an exception with Villa Mimosa.
....for the second time in Villa Mimosa. It's nicely tucked away and has a fantastic shady terrace, perfect to start the day with breakfast, retire from the mid-day sun or enjoy dinner if you decide to stay in. There is also a fantastic sun terrace upstairs, great for après-sun/pre-dinner aperitifs once the heat of the day is subsiding.
Everything works, everything is clean and well maintained, there's enough room, the gardens are a delight. Olympia who looks after the villas, the guys who come in to do the pool and garden and towels all keep it that way and they all do it with a smile.
Kypseli is handily placed on Zante and Olive Tree Villas are handily placed in Kypseli. A car is useful, but keeping local is perfectly doable, the crossroads taverna is good (for takeaway too), there is a great basic fish restaurant right on the beach as well as a slightly more sophisticated restaurant set back from the beach which has it's own garden and sun loungers. The supermarket has all you need, the butcher and bakery are great for local produce.
Diana is a brilliant, caring host and the Olive Tree restaurant she runs with husband Lakis a few miles away in Tsilivi serves food which is out of this world! A boat trip with Captain Spiros to the blue caves, shipwreck or turtle beach is also well worth it and he is a big part of the attraction.
Our enthusiasm for Zakynthos, Kypseli and the Olive Tree Villas is undimmed, the most difficult decision is whether to try Villa Jasmine next time we go.
Beautiful island, lovely service
We were lucky enough to have a week at The Olive Tree villas in August 2010. The weather was glorious and the villa, absolutely lovely. It was spotlessly clean, spacious and laden with all the necessary items for a family. Diana and Lakis are the most gracious hosts, nothing is too much trouble, from helping at the airport to booking trips and hire cars.The daily unobtrusive maid service with fresh linen and towels was a real treat. Everything ran very smoothly.
We all enjoyed the lovely pool area, with plenty of sunbeds and parasols and all again spotlessly clean. There are many handy stores nearby, including a supermarket, a bakery and a butchers. Also many lovely rural tavernas, especially Ruli's on the nearby beach.
Although Zakynthos has a bit of a "party" reputation, with UK teenagers flocking to places like Laganas, Kypseli is a haven of tranquility. If you fancy some other tavernas and some shopping and nightlife, Tsivili is only 15 minutes away. Tsivili is where the best taverna in the area, (and possibly the whole Island) is to be found. It is the lovely Olive Tree , owned also by Diana and Lakis. Really delicious home cooked food and super service.
We enjoyed some fabulous boat trips with Spiros (Diana's friend) to the Shipwreck and the blue caves. We hired a car and as Zakynthos is relatively small, we were able to explore much of the island, including the stunning scenery around the Keri cave area, (view from the Lighthouse restaurant - housing the largest Greek flag in the world) is absolutely breathtaking.
All in all a wonderful break, for adults, teenagers and young children alike. Wish we could have stayed longer but we will definitely return.
Oh my....what a find!!
We stayed in Mimosa for latter half of August and had friends in Oleander and Hibiscus. The photos on the webiste do not do the villas justice, they are maintained to a very high standard and in our opinion 5* accommodation. Diana greets you on arrival and is around daily should you have any questions during your stay; she has a great local knowledge and it would be a shame to not make full use of this - we had boat trips, beaches and restaurants recommended to us, all of which we thoroughly enjoyed.
The villas and grounds are immaculate; the villas are cleaned and towels replaced daily and the pool is maintained each evening. Diana's team at Olive Tree Villas are, professional, very discreet and nothing is too much trouble. The villas are located away from the hustle bustle of Tsilivi and yet conveniently enough located to be within easy walking distance of numerous restaurants, a supermarket, butchers, bakery and Kypseli beach. Tsilivi is but a 5minute drive away and the airport and Zakynthos town about 20minutes.
We spent half our time around the pool and the rest at the Tsilivi water park (our party ranged in age from 1yr to 40yrs and there was something for everyone), at St Nicholas beach, Plaka beach, and also twice aboard Captain Spiros's boat, The Levante; one trip to the north of the island, visiting Smuggler's Cove and the Blue Caves, another to the south, visiting Turtle Island and seeing the turtles swimming in the sea. Both trips are recommended. Amazing.
There is plenty of good local restaurants to dine at: Olive Tree Taverna in Tsilivi (Diana and Lakis restaurant), for great Greek cuisine and a fantastic atmosphere; King Prawn, which is a seafood restaurant and a bit pricey but in our opinion well worth the money (try the seafood platter for 2!); Also, consider The Crossroads, which is a 2mins walk from the villas, is very cheap, and does a great take away; Ruli's, a fish restaurant 10mins walk from the villas where you pick out the fish you want and tell them how you want it cooked; The Olde Vineyard, in nearby Tragaki, which is a traditional Greek taverna, and has a lovely ambience. Not forgetting the BBQ at the villas, of course, which are great for making use of fresh meat from the local butchers.
If you do decide to visit Zante, we would recommend the Olive Tree Villas without hesitation. In fact we have already booked to go next year!
Activity and Interests
The gentle pace of life in Kypseli lends itself beautifully to simple, relaxed tourism. The predominently agricultural countryside spreads right down to the sea & tourist accommodation is sprinkled between olive & citrus groves, vineyards & farm gardens. The villas are ideally situated to enjoy all the simple pleasures that Kypseli has to offer. The beach is a 3min stroll away down a quiet, narrow road. It is mainly pebble, with some sandy parts & remains peacefully unspoilt. The sea is clean and clear & great for snorkelling. 2 of the best fish tavernas on the island can be found at the water's edge here. The local, well-stocked supermarket is 300m away at the crossroads, as is the nearest taverna. Nightlife is traditional and simple, informal & impromptu, but there's plenty of choice. There are 2 excellent fish tavernas, 2 restaurants, a beach-side garden bar and 2 grill-houses. The more touristic resorts of Tsilivi (4km) and Alykes (7km) offer more lively and varied nightlife.
Other Activities: great snorkelling at the local beach; mini-golf; bowling and laser-games 4km away in Tsilivi.
- Away From It All
- Air Conditioning ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Outdoor Pool
- Daily Maid Service
- Events Allowed
- children welcome ...
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
- near the sea
- recreation centre
- water parks
- winery tours
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- jet skiing
- water skiing
- 80 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Both bathrooms have hairdryers and electric razor sockets. The upstairs bathroom has a corner bath with hydro-massage and shower, hairdryer, wash-hand basin and toilet. The bathroom downstairs has a shower, hairdryer, wash-hand basin and toilet.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- The master bedroom has a double bed and is upstairs. This bedroom has a large, furnished sun-terrace that has beautiful views over the pool, gardens, surrounding countryside and out over the sea to the neighbouring island of Kefallonia. The twin bedroom is downstairs and has it's own furnished balcony that overlooks the pool and gardens
- Balcony ...
- Terrace ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Veranda ...
- 8 garden chairs
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- *The pool is 12mx8.5m and has an adjoining children's pool. The children's pool is 60cm.deep,and the large pool is 60cm at the shallow end and 1.50cm at the deep end. Sun loungers and umbrellas are around the pool, and there is plenty of natural shade from the mature olive trees as well. *Beach/pool towels are not provided. *All villas have ramp access. *Two car-ports provide on-site parking for up to 4 cars.