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Luxury Villa with Private Pool, Sea and Mountain Views



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Villa in Karavados, Kefalonia - Superb Location Within Minutes' Drive Of A Superb Selection Of Sandy Beaches And Tavernas

Luxury 3 bedroom Villa in Livathos region with fabulous views to the front across the sea to the Island of Zakynthos, along with the dramatic Mount Aenos as its backdrop. Livathos is recommended as "the" place to stay in Daily Telegraph's article, 'Kefalonia, the prefect break' - contact owner for link to online article. Located on the outskirts of the charming village of Karavados, the Villa is very modern, fully air-conditioned with a private pool. Within a few minutes drive lies a superb selection of exquisite sandy beaches and traditional Greek Tavernas. The ground floor provides spacious open plan living accommodation with comfortable lounge, dining area and fully equipped modern kitchen. The first floor comprises the master bedroom, double bed, sea views, ensuite with a bath/shower, feature porthole window. A second first floor bathroom features a shower enclosure. All 3 bedrooms have their own balcony and bedrooms two and three have twin beds.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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The only disappointing bit was having to leave! C & friends, Brighton. Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing break! J,P & family, Surrey. Lovely Villa we feel privileged to have found stayed in! H,B & family, London. Wish we were still here! F,B & family, UAE. There's not a single suggestion I could make to improve our holiday, which exceeded all expectations. Excellent choice! L & S, Kent. Fantastic holiday, in more than 20 years of holiday lets in Britain/Europe this is the best place we have stayed! D,S & family Somerset. Villa looks even better in real life! Indoor/outdoor facilities excellent, we all loved pool, garden, barbecue & beaches. When we visit again Villa Marbirini will be our 1st choice! G,E & family, Greece. Our first time to Kefalonia. We loved it and we've no doubt we'll return. And when we do, it'll be to Villa Marbirini. C & C Wilts. Very well equipped, clean and spacious, even better than the pictures on the net! Fantastic holiday we'll all remember! MA & family Yorks.
Dec 2008
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


The perfect villa for our island getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Marbirini. It has everything you could need for a holiday with either friends, family or both, including a cool bag complete with freezable sections for organizing lunch on the beach! It is well placed for sightseeing and is surrounded by some excellent restaurants. We can't fault this villa and we will be returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Staines Upon Thames

A beautiful villa on a beautiful Island

  • 5 of 5

First stay in this wonderful villa. Exceptionally clean and very well maintained throughout. The welcoming pack of bread, milk, tea, coffee etc was such a nice gesture. Fantastic pool that was maintained throughout our stay with plenty of space for sun loungers, table and chairs. Lots of superb tavernas all within a 10-15 minute drive, also a large supermarket close by. Stunning beaches all within easy driving distance too. Very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Villa in Karavados

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in this wonderful property, we last stayed here six years ago and it is as nice now as it was then.

The villa is clean and exceptionally well maintained. Everything is taken care of and there are many thoughtful touches.

The villa is spacious and cool thanks to the air conditioning.

The pool area is fantastic and we used the barbecue on a couple of the nights when we weren't eating out in the wonderful local restaurants that were recommended by the owners.

You will need a car to get to the beach, restaurants and shops which are around 15 minutes away as Karavados is a little village set on the hillside. Highly recommended for a relaxing family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa located in a very quiet and very "Greek" part of the island, with spectacular views of the mountain to the rear and the ocean to the front. The villa is finished to the highest standard, with a large pool, barbeque area, balconies on which to enjoy a morning coffee, comfortable living areas, a well equipped kitchen and spotless bathrooms. A car is reccommended to visit the local towns and beaches, and to stock up on supplies. Overall a wonderful week was had and Villa Marbirini is a great place to relax.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pontypridd, South Wales

Great Holiday Villa!

  • 4 of 5

On choosing this Villa I was very impressed with the prompt service and communication received from the owners, it made for a very simple straightforward booking. We stayed as a family of 6 at Villa Marbirini for 14 nights and had a fantastic time. The property is well equipped with everything you could need for your holiday to go smoothly. The private pool was lovely, with sun loungers and parasols, and very well maintained. We struggled to get our boys aged 6 & 3 to venture out of it! Villa Marbirini is situated around 25min from the airport in a lovely location, with beautiful views across Karavados and out to sea. Its near to several beautiful beaches, our favourite being Avithos. On arrival, we were greeted by Samantha, who told us exactly how to work everything and had even folded the children's towels into animals! The villa was spotless, and fresh towels were provided several times during our stay, along with linen change. On the evenings when we were too relaxed to go to a taverna, we used the large brick BBQ to cook meat bought from the local meat market and ate outdoors watching the sunset! I would highly recommend this villa for any family looking for that 'home from home' feeling, and those who want a very relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Marbirini is a very well equipped, clean and comfortable villa from which to explore the fabulous island of Kefalonia. The pool is so welcome after a day of sightseeing or laying on one of the beautiful beaches.

The added bonus of wifi pleased the teenagers in our party no end!

The welcome pack was very welcome, especially when we arrived late at night.

The information at the villa with recommendations of local tavernas, beaches and places to visit was invaluable and much appreciated.

Kefalonia is a beautiful island and this villa is an excellent base to experience it from.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kefalonia Island at 10 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Pessada at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : St. Thomas, Karavados at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Giant turtles can be found in Argostoli Bay patrolling the fishing boats for titbits whilst the local fishermen sell their daily catches each morning to the public at the harbour's edge!


The nearest beach is St. Thomas, 2 km away. Within 10-15 minutes drive there is a superb selection of sandy beaches all with clear turquoise seas. Each of our family has a different favourite! Myrtos beach in the north of the island is one of the most photographed beaches in the world. There are watersports facilities at nearby Lourdas beach. Makris Gialos, 10-15 minutes drive away, has a full range of watersports facilities such as waterski-ing, windsurfing, parasailing, scuba diving, etc.


Car hire recommended. Kefalonia airport is 15-20 minutes drive, approx 10km. Nearest port Pessada, is approx. 4km away for ferries to Zante.

Easyjet, Ryanair, Flybe, Thomson, Thomas Cook, Jet 2, Norwegian.com, Germania and Small Planet airlines fly direct to Kefalonia from various UK airports including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, London Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle. Check airline or travel comparison websites for flight prices and availability. Ferries sail to Kefalonia from Brindisi, Italy and Astakos, Kyllini and Patra on mainland Greece and Nidri and Vasiliki on Lefkas.


Villa Marbirini is on the outskirts of Karavados and mini-markets and a Taverna are within a short walking distance. The nearest town is Peratata, 3km away. Argostoli, the island's capital, is only 15-20 minutes drive and has a full range of shops, bars and tavernas.

Further Details:

There are many exquisite sandy beaches and traditional Greek Tavernas within a few minutes drive of the villa, which is a great base to explore the island's many attractions, such as the nearby St Georges (Agios Georgios) Castle, located 2-3 km from the villa, the views from the top over the South West of the island and Argostoli bay are simply stunning. Seeing the castle lit up at night from the road is also a spectacle to behold. Drogarati Caves, situated about 5km south of Sami (picturesque harbour town on the East coast, perfect for lunch, dining right at the harbour’s edge) are stalagmatic caves thought to be 150 million years old. The acoustics inside are so good it hosts concerts, where there is room for an audience of 500 people. Melissani Lake, again situated just outside Sami, is an underground cave with a lake where you can be punted around in a rowing boat. When the sun is overhead around midday it hits the turquoise-blue waters, creating a magical illusion and suddenly filling the cave with blue light. Assos is a tiny village built on a small peninsula, dominated by the ruins of a 16th century Venetian castle. It is situated on the North-West coast, not too far from Myrtos beach, one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Fiskardo is a picturesque fishing village situated right at the far North of the island and is one of the few villages not to be destroyed in the earthquake of 1953 (ferries/boat trips to Ithaca/Lefkada sail from here). Sami and Agia Efimia are both picturesque port/fishing villages on the East coast. St. Gerassimos Monastery is at the heart of the island and the interior of the church is decorated with breathtaking murals. Saint Gerassimos is the patron Saint of the island and his remains are kept in a small chapel in a silver and glass sarcophagus. The ferry to Zakynthos sails from Pessada, a port situated only a few km from the Villa. Ferries from Argostoli sail to Lixouri for exploring the island’s western peninsula.


Rental rates

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25 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
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6 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
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March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
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2 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
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30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
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25 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
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16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A non-returnable deposit of £200 for each week is required to secure a booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. A refundable security deposit of £200 is also payable with the balance, which is refundable within 2 weeks of dearture.
A basic welcome hamper is also included in weekly rate, which can be upgraded at additional cost to suit Guests' requirements.

Changeover Day:
Flexible change-over day. Ready for arrivals at 15:00 with guests asked to vacate by 11:00.

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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom to Master bedroom with bath/shower and feature porthole window, fitted with vanity handbasin unit and toilet. Second first floor bathroom contains a shower enclosure, vanity handbasin unit and toilet. Downstairs toilet with handbasin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, ensuite and fitted wardrobes. Bedrooms 2 and 3 both have twin beds and fitted wardrobes. All bedrooms have individual balconies. Windows/French doors throughout the Villa are fitted with mosquito nets.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Villa Marbirini is fully licensed as holiday accommodation by E.O.T. (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - Greek National Tourism Organisation) in accordance with Greek law. Please note that smoking is not permitted inside the Villa for health and safety reasons. A high chair and travel cot can be made available on request. Wi-fi Internet access available as well as UK satellite TV including sports channels. Outside: The private swimming pool measures 8m x 4m and is 1.2m deep at the shallow end and 1.7m at the deep end. The pool and sun area to the rear of the property is finished in Albanian stone, as is the driveway, where there is ample parking for at least two vehicles. Six sunbeds and two poolside tables are available together with two large parasols, garden table and 6 chairs. External lighting is also provided in the garden. A traditional Greek barbeque is also fitted outside. There is a lawned area to the front and side of the Villa, which is walled and gated. Utility Room: Contains washing machine, tumble-dryer and cupboard space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included with midweek towel change and weekly linen change. Additional changes can be arranged if required. Other: Downstairs loo.

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