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Luxury Hilltop Retreat, Sea views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Villa in Rahi, Lefkas, Greece - Sea Breezes and Star-Gazing

An exclusive retreat nestled amongst the hills offering spectacular panoramic views to the islands of Skorpios and Megannissi. A short 5 mins drive brings you to the local habour town where shops, banks, restaurants and all amenities including mooring are available. The interior designed villa has been styled using rare fabrics and antiques from throughout the world. E.O.T 0831K91000443901 E.O.T 0831K91000443901

Property Manager
Steven Clarke-Lens
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Steven Clarke-Lens

Steve is the owner of Villa Octavius and together with his partner Monica look after the smooth running of the villa.

Steve was born in New Zealand raised in the UK and for the last 30 plus years lived in Greece. Monica is from South Africa and from the wine lands of the western cape. We have been together now of over five years. Monica loves the garden and together we love to keep it looking wonderful for all our guests.

Why Steven Clarke-Lens chose Ellomeno

Space is true luxury. Villa Octavius has many unique relaxation areas from hammock tower to Jacuzzi garden, fire table outdoor lounge seating and more.

What makes this villa unique

One of the great things about our location is that we are on the top of a small hill so we have fantastic views in all directions. The sea and small islands are stunning.

We also have a wonderful local Taverna which just a sort walk away from the villa. Also we have several restaurants that deliver food direct to the villa so no need to cook just relax and enjoy the wonderful views while you eat.

Steve can take our guests out on a great Marine Adventure day by boat. We provide snorkeling equipment and be your captain and guide. We will visit coves, caves and islands. A high light of the trip will be catching an Octopus to to show and explain about its life before releasing it again to the wild. This is a great day out which most of our guests love.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ellomeno in Ionian Islands Region

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower room, wc. En-suite shower room to bedroom 2 with wc. En-Suite shower room to bedroom 3 with wc. En-suite shower room to bedroom 4 with wc. Wc and wash basin on ground floor by morning coffee room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 Four poster room: largest room, mountain views Bed 2 Bird of paradise room: double bed, exquisite sea views. Bed 3 Blue room: double bed, sea/mountain views. Bed 4 Dancing camels: twin, mountain views. Bed 5 Twin/double at agreed rate.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Each room in Villa Octavius has been individually themed and decorated by Miranda Holland-Cooper to create surroundings of peace, tranquillity and total luxury. Ethnic furniture is complemented by carefully chosen traditional and modern art, wall-hangings and antiques-and lighting throughout the villa is subtle, mood-enhancing and totally controllable. All areas benefit from air-conditioning/heating, and Sonos Music System allows you to play different music in any and all four individual zones-(i) Kitchen, (ii)pool/patio (iii)hammock tower and (iv) Lounge. Music is sourced from the internet (recorded music or internet-available radio stations, including many BBC and UK local radio stations). An iPod sound dock is available, so that you can listen to your own MP3 music and link it to the Sonos system. Outside: With easy access from the ground floor, a 200sq metre patio features: private 45 sq.m. walk in swimming pool (with 10 sunbeds); barbecue area; shaded dining area; open-air lounge with the much loved fire pit and wonderful views of Lefkas's eastern coastline - including the island Scorpios, owned by the Onassis shipping family. The patio area is ideal for barbecues,parties, corporate events, family celebrations- and even wedding receptions! Catering can be arranged on request, as can live music and other entertainment. Steps lead down from the patio to a totally private walled garden featuring four-person Jacuzzi, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic high mountains to the west, lying beyond a valley of olive groves. Villa Octavius's garden has been landscaped with a series of stone terraces and surrounding flower beds, specially planted with blooms and herbs that give off delightful scent from dusk onwards. The villa has gated parking for over four cars. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Our cleaning service is midweek and weekends - though if you prefer less frequent cleaning periods, this can be changed at your request. Towels (including pool towels) and linen are included, and sheets are changed once a week, towels etc twice a week. Other: A coffee morning room is located by the kitchen-and this area can be changed into a fifth bedroom on request. The first floor features a spectacular Moroccan-style roofed hammock tower. Ideal for private siestas, quiet reading and chilling out.


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Car: recommended


There are many excellent beaches on the island of Lefkas, the water is clear and clean-and the sea temperatures are perfect for swimming for many months of the year. The closest beaches are less than five minutes' drive away -and to the north, near Lefkas town, Windmill beach is world famous for kite-surfing. To the south, at Vassiliki, the beach is one of the best in Europe for windsurfing and cat sailing. Beaches to the west coast are stunning and easily found by car.


Preveza (PVK) is the nearest airport approx 40 mins drive from Villa Octavius. Flights from many UK airports operate from May till the end of October. Flights from Holland and Scandinavian countries also come to Preveza. UK flight are usually on Sundays, Fridays and Wednesdays. Flights from Holland are on Saturdays.


The coastal village of Nidri is 1.5km from Villa Octavius. Lefkas town only 15kms away.

Further Details:

Steven Clarke-Lens, the English owner of Villa Octavius, is a well known historian and astronomer-and he runs a regular Sunset and Stars evening astronomy and mythology excursion from Nidri ( to a secluded beach for food and drink, stargazing and stories of ancient Greece. Steve also has a Mead LX200 10" telescope which he'll be happy to set up at the villa, if you'd like to enjoy your own astronomical exploration of crystal-clear night skies free of light pollution and clouds!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ellomeno, Europe

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit to secure a booking, balance due six weeks before arrival.

Villa price is for eight persons. Extra beds can be made up in a fifth bedroom area for an agreed price.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Sundays. Low season this can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Please ask for availability.

The villa price is for up to eight persons but extra beds can be made up in a fifth bedroom area at an agreed price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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