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Villa with private pool and stunning views. Village location close to Lourdas.



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Villa in Vlachata, Lourdas, Kefalonia, Greek Islands - A commanding hillside position, in a tranquil & relaxed setting.

‘Ionian View’ is a detached, single storey villa with its own private pool. The house has been fully inspected and approved by the Greek Tourism association and our EOT reference number is MHTE 0458K92000494901. Outside the property has a spacious terrace and barbecue area, also loungers around the small but perfectly formed pool. There is plenty of space for al fresco dining with the main terrace easily accessible form the kitchen/living room. Two bedrooms both have direct access onto the terrace. The larger twin bedroom offers an en suit shower/wet room and the other double bedroom has use of the main bathroom with full size bath and shower over. There is a sofa bed that can accommodate two further guests in the living area but the villa can be configured for sleeping in several ways to best suit your party. Apart from all the expected essentials, the kitchen also has a washing machine and a slimline dishwasher. Based on the outskirts of the village of Vlahata, the villa gives privacy and peace yet close to the local amenities. The nearby beaches of Trapezaki and Lourdas (which has an EU blue flag) are only 5 mins drive. The views that the villa commands are without a doubt amongst the best on the island from a private home, in front, stretching out across the Ionian Sea to the Island of Zante, to the rear the mountain of Enos and to the west the castle of St George, illuminated at night, to which you can look for stunning sunsets almost every evening. Situated approximately 20 mins from both Argostoli to the west and Scala to the east, Ionian view makes the perfect base for exploring all that Kefalonia has to offer. It's modern interior is both comfortable and family friendly and suited to parties of all ages.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Chris and Naomi Blatchly live in the South West of England, in quite a rural area. They started going to Kefalonia in 2003 and have made some great friends. It didn't take them long to decide that it was a place they could spend a lot of time especially when they get older and when first setting eyes on the plot of land where Ionian View now stands, they were hooked. 'We had a great deal of involvement in the building process and now every time we visit, there is a great sense of home about it. We never tire of the feeling of excitement when getting off the plane at Argostloi airport, even the smell of the warm air makes us feel at ease. We now have a young family and find our home from home the perfect safe haven to enjoy with them & friends. We have had many happy times there already and hope to enjoy many more for years to come!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Just thought I would drop you a line to say what a fantastic holiday we had at Ionina View. The villa is gorgeous. We could not believe the view and spent so much time just sitting, watching the boats coming & going out at sea. We were sad to leave. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to stay in your lovely villa.

All the best,

Gail, Alan, Oxford. (July 2009, returning in 2010).

Just wanted to say thank you for letting us rent your lovely villa this year. We all had a super time and it definatly lived up to it's name with the beautiful views. It was also equipped with everything we could have needed for a perfect holiday. Fantastic villa - Fantastic holiday -we will hopefully be returning.

Diana, Portsmouth (June 2010).

The views make you want to sit on the Balcony all day! Well equiped & very comfortable. We have always used tour operators before but found Ionian View of the same standard & felt secure knowing there was local support available.

Les & Janet Richardson
Oct 2007
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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


A beautiful villa perfect for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautifully presented with perfect facilities for a family holiday in the sun. The living accomodation was of an extremely high standard. The views from the terrace were breathatking and the pool was the perfect size for our 3 children. Coupled with the excellent location we were really impressed with Ionian View, especially when compared to our previous experiences in similar sized villas around the Med.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chester, Cheshire

Incredible view, classy villa

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't give this any less than 5* for many reasons.

The view is incredible and it is amazing to wake up to every morning and return to during the afternoon. It is a wonderful experience to throw open the bedroom and lounge doors and go out onto the massive balcony.

The villa is very well stocked with all that you will need and it is nicely furnished and set up to a very high standard.

The villa is south facing and after 9 is bathed in sunshine.

The air conditioning is efficient and quiet.

The pool is nice to plunge into for cooling down but is not of any use for adult swimming.

You must have a car at this villa. Vlachata is supermarket and restaurant free and the nearest are on the Lourdas road which is fine to walk to but stupidly steep to walk back from.

Argostoli is an easy 20 minute drive away (as is the airport) and there are numerous beaches within a 10-20 minute drive.

We wouldn't hesitate to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this amazing review! It is our aim to keep standards high consistently so great reviews like this confirm we are doing just that, it also shows that our Island based management team are providing a first class service. Thank you for choosing Ionian View for your holiday and we would love to welcome you back in the future.
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Lovely villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the villa, the view and Kefalonia.

Arriving late at night it was somewhat more of a challenge to find the villa, but looking out on the stunning view the next morning was really wonderful and we didn't get bored of it every day.

The villa is modern and well furnished and ideal for two to four, possibly more. It completely matches the advertised description, so if this villa has what you are looking for, you won't be disappointed.

Angela the property manager visited on the first day and gave us excellent tips for places to explore. We met the cleaner at the end of the holiday also really nice. The pool cleaner was round a few times during the week and just got on with it and was gone. On top of that Naomi the owner was simply a pleasure to deal with throughout booking and with additional information and help on where to book a hire car.

A car is a must, as you must explore the island, Kefalonia is green for a Greek island and the landscape is beautiful and varied across the island. Driving is easy and generally the locals are relatively polite drivers compared to back home. The roads are quite good, just bendy and rock strewn! in places.

The road continuing up from the villa soon turns to limestone gravel, but it's great as are the views as you get higher and then you descend into a verdant hidden valley with a monastery, get there when the old and new churches are open, the insides are jaw dropping. Visit the winery round the corner and get a free tour and tasting.

Spend time wandering around Argostolli, find a cake/coffee shop and enjoy. Walk along the waters edge of the promenade and throw bread to the fish. Oh did I forget TURTLES, I wasn't expecting resident Loggerhead Turtles in Argostolli, we saw them within five minutes of parking the car and had to make detours on several days to see them again, huge, graceful and beautiful. Take the 30 minute car ferry to Lixouri, it's a really cheap trip (something like 7-8 Euros for car and two people), find another cake shop!

Basically we went nearly everywhere, visiting towns, beaches and spectacular views. Didn't eat in the same place twice and loved the food everywhere. Greek food is great for vegetarians, just ask questions and you'll find there are more options than you thought on every menu.

Asos, Sami, Poros, Sami, Scala, Argostolli, Lixouri and numerous beaches, loved Kefalonia, and this villa was well positioned to explore it all from.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic, relaxing week at this wonderfully located villa. The first thing that strikes you is the view---spectacular!

The facilities were perfect for 2 couples, but the villa would not be suitable for young children (primary age or less). The pool was quite small, but ideal for cooling off!

A car is essential as the tavernas etc are not really in walking distance. Local restaurants were excellent, especially Olive Lounge and La Mer.

The villa manager (Angela) was very helpful. Our only criticism was that we had to provide our own dishcloth although there was a perfectly good dishwasher!

We would definitely consider coming again to this villa

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your holiday at Ionian View. We take on board all comments passed on to us and are always happy to make changes where necessary. The only point I wanted to make is that we have two small children (4 and under 2) who we have taken to the villa since birth and have never had a problem with suitability, in fact we spent nearly a month there in the spring, although we appreciate it might not work for everyone on the whole guests who have stayed with young children have been absolutely happy. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to hear from you again in the future. 😁
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What a view.

  • 5 of 5

The villa and pool have the most fantastic views that you can watch all day, and night. The villa its self is lovely and provdes all you could wish for. It was immaculately clean on arival and the linen was changed half way through our visit. The only thing that could have been a problem for us, if our children were younger, is that the second bedroom is not accessible from the main villa. It has its own front door but is accessible from the rear veranda. This is actually a bonus when you have older children. We had a trivial problem, not related to the villa! and the manageress went out of her way to help us. We couldn't have asked for a better service. We had a day sea kayaking with 'sea kayaking Kefalonia' which is situated in Trapezaki. We had the best day kayaking amongst the caves and accessing beaches which are not accessible from the land. This trip was well organised and relaxed with a fabulous lunch provided. We also felt is was good value for money. The cake shop at Poriarata is also one of Kefelonia's gems, with the best cake we have ever tasted. We also spent two lovely evenings at the the resteraunt at Trapezaki beach called 'Denis'. we would definitely recomend this villa to friends and relatives but would be very gealous if they went without us. We would definitely like to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and comfortable villa in a wonderful loca

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay in this beautiful villa. The villa was completely as described and very well equipped for a holiday stay. The view was fantastic, giving a real panorama with clear views over to Zante and mountains at rear. The property was clean and well maintained inside and out and both the owners and on site maintenance manager very helpful when we needed to get in touch. The local Lourdas beach was by far the best beach we visited during our stay and there was a good selection of places to eat at the beach and also in the local town. The weather was glorious and we would definitely be very keen to come back again to this beautiful villa. A car is essential.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review, it is our aim and pleasure to provide a beautiful holiday home that people want to return to. I hope we hear from you again.
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From the Owner

We love the area around Vlahata for many reasons but mainly because of the feeling of living in a Greek community instead of being in a holiday resort. The villagers are very friendly and always very welcoming and tolerant of our guests. The villa has it's own private driveway and parking and the place itself is very private. Every time we arrive at Ionian View we go straight out on to the terrace and take in the view. It is always a heart stopping moment that never ceases to take my breath away, then every morning thereafter until we finally have to leave! Even the resort of Lourdas can only be called a resort in the loosest sense of the word, as you will never have a problem finding a place to sit on the beach even in peak season.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kefalonia at 15 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lourdas at 1.5 Kilometres


Both Lourdas and Trapazaki beaches are 1.5km from the villa or a 5 minute drive.

They consist of 3 bays ajoining to make up 3km of white sand and shingle.

There a few small family run restaurants/bars and a mini market along the beach, a public toilet and lifeguard on duty in high season at Lourdas. Sun beds and umbrellas are also available at local prices. They are beautiful beaches and never seems to be overcrowded, with good access by road, there are also lovely walks around this area.


Argostoli airport is 12km or 20 minutes by car and is an easy drive. Car hire is essential and can be arranged direct from the airport although local taxis will cost approx 25 euros to the villa and a car can be arranged from there.


The local mini market is 5 minutes walk.

Lourdas beach is 5 minutes drive.

Argastoli the capital is 20 minutes drive.

There many attractions on the Island, most within 45 minutes drive of Vlahata and the beautiful Myrtos beach and Venetian fort of Assos within 1 hour. You can be at the picturesque harbour of Fiskardo in 1 hour 20 minutes but it is well worth a look and the coast road provides stunning views along the way.

Further Details:

The main banking facilities and cash points are in the capital Argostoli. There is a wide selection of good, reasonably prices local restaurants, within 5-10 minutes drive from the villa. Being on the edge of a village we do have a couple of near neighbours but none of which hinder privicy in any way.

There is an extensive welcome pack in the villa giving all the information you need regarding supermarkets, where to go etc.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late sun
25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Breaks
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Breaks
1 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 1
25 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2
23 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
28 Aug 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Sun
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by phone or e-mail and a non-refundable deposit of £75 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before the day of departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Flights from Bristol, Manchester, B'ham, Cardiff and more. Easyjet fly from Gatwick 3 or 4 times a week. The villa is ready from 4pm on day of arrival. Guests need to vacate by 10am on departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. There is a 5% discount on bookings of 2 weeks or more. Plus an extra £50 per week off for returning guests. We will consider stays of any duration (minimum 5 nights) dependant on existing bookings POA.

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From the Owner

The view has got to be the biggest plus of the villa as there really is no better from a private villa on the island. The very easy 25 min drive from the airport helps make the start to your holiday relaxed as well as the friendly and very reliable group of people we have on hand to maintain things & to be called on in any emergency. The interior is comfortable and we have had some wonderful feedback about the facilities being beyond peoples expectations. It is far enough away from life to feel like you are on your own but near enough to all modern conveniences to get a perfect balance. A great base for sight seeing, eating, traditional life, walking and beaching. We are suited to guests with young children & teenagers, couples on their own both young & older and groups of friends.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite wet room to bedroom 1 with basin and WC. Family bathroom with WC, basin and bath/shower over.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds Bedroom 2 with a double bed


  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Climate control for both heating and air conditioning is included in the price of the villa. There is also a safe. A complimentary welcome hamper is provided on arrival. Outside: Outside the villa there is a pergola giving a undercover eating area with tables and chairs for 6 people. Sun loungers and umbrellas around the pool. The pool is for private use to villa guests and measures 8m x 4.5m. Entrance to the pool is by way of solid tiled steps into the shallow end, not a ladder and the depth is up to 1.6m. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are included and are changed once during a 1 week duration when the villa is cleaned. The pool is cleaned and tested 3 times in a 1 week period. Other: Thankfully because of more modern Greek plumbing system,there is no need to put your toilet paper in bins at the villa!!

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