Villa in Havdata (Chavdata), Lixouri, Kefalonia, Greece - Peaceful Non Overlooked Location on The Edge of Havdata Village, Choice of Quiet Superb Beaches
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New for 2016. A vine covered patio area with 5 burner BBQ close to pool and a SMART TV BOX for UK channels.
Our very latest feedback 19/09/2015 is...
We had a marvellous holiday, the hot weather was not a problem to us, we love it, the villa was top notch, it’s the most relaxing holiday we have had for a long time, we like it nice and quiet with no other tourists, marvellous!
(THEY HAVE RE-BOOKED 3 WEEKS IN 2016)
Earlier in 2015 it was....
Villa Kef was the best appointed viila the people had ever stayed in.
Then in 2014 when someone did leave feedback on TripAdvisor....
This was the first time I had booked a holiday on-line and was a little bit dubious...did the Villa exist? etc. When we arrived and opened the front door it was beyond my expectations. The Villa was superb with all mod cons, yet with the atmosphere that we were in Greece. Havdata is quiet but not isolated and there is a local Taverna and Store within a 5min drive. I walked to the Taverna which took about 15 mins and the food was excellent and the locals were very friendly. After a stroll home (or by car) it was luxury to have a dip in the lighted pool! The owners John and Lesley are a lovely couple and were more than happy to help out if I had any questions. All in all it was the best holiday I have had and would recommend Villa Kef without hesitation.
Villa Kef is an exceptional privately owned villa with pool in a lofted quiet position with land and sea views that are special, but at the same time the villa is on the edge of a large village with amenities and GREEK TOURISM APPROVED. Villa Kef has BBQ areas, private secure parking, with a mature garden providing shade with cascading vines, lemon and olive trees.
Be away from the holiday masses, the noise of flight arrivals and departures and plane pollution. Come to the nicer side of the island. Less crowded beaches non tourist priced tavernas, and really experience Greek village life. You also have not one but both main towns Lixour & Argostoli and being too far from these can be a mistake if you suddenly need something out of the ordinary. Plus these town have a buzz about them. You can still enjoy and the whole island being easily reachable. See a quick and easy insight into the villa and the area at....
The villa has air conditioning unlimited wi-fi capable of streaming UK television via our SMART TV system or satellite dish.
We supply a welcome pack and the people who look after the pool and villa are English with a bountiful knowledge of the island. This is our holiday home as well with the location chosen by us and built for us.
We also have the necessary EOT license. Google EOT and then you will then see why double checking that any property you may be considering needs to have this tourist license.
We send you a quality map upon booking and can give you guidance as to where to go what to do and where to eat reasonably.
We often receive what are to us surprising but understandable questions about noise from the road, whether we are overlooked, beaches, tavernas etc. So further explanation....
We chose the location of VILLA KEF from the whole island...for the local people, for the position, and for it being a very nice place to be. The road is an extremely minor one and the villa is set well back.
The situation is that a choice has to be made as to whether you want everything to hand and the noise that goes with it or you want somewhere that is just a very nice place to be with a choice of everything that you expect for your holiday not too far away.
Out of all the villa rentals that we have looked at on this side of the island we know where we would rather stay! People have been seen to stop to admire the villa and we have even had the outside paint colour copied!
You also have the choice of course to stay in the best hotels. Here though you will feel obliged to face the same menu choice every evening as they are usually 'all inclusive' and you will have paid for the meal, and then at certain times of day you will not be allowed to use the pool as regulations require a lifeguard to be present. VILLA KEF however gives you total freedom for different tavernas, different beaches etc., and the pool lights come on in the evening so you can swim whenever you wish.
Thus you have complete freedom to tailor your holiday as you wish.
Remember VILLA KEF is within easy reach of the main towns of Lixouri and Argostoli and if you stay in the middle or the far north of the island you can have more than an hours drive to reach these main towns.
We want you to have the best holiday possible in Kefalonia and that is why we supply lots of information and will help you plan your stay as much as we can if asked.
We recommend car hire wherever you stay to make the very most of your stay and we can hep arrange one for you with a 10% discount.
£150 per week deposit secures your holiday and we take nearly every type of payment including credit cards giving you the payment security without a charge from a third party. UP UNTIL FEBRUARY 2016 WE OFFER AN EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT OF 15% ON ALL WEEKLY RENTAL CHARGES SHOWN.
N.B. We always keep the availability calendar up to date.
About the Owner
We have rented out holiday property in the UK, France & more recently Greece for many years and we always have the properties to a standard, furnishing and equipment suitable for our own use. None of the properties were built or bought just to rent out like so many; they were purchased for our possible long term use at some stage in our lives. So until that happens they are made available for you to enjoy as well as us.
Please view our feedback to see what our visitors say.
John & Lesley
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi john and Leslie we have been back a week now and had time to reflect on our holiday at your lovely villa in beautiful kefalonia. We have stayed in villas and various hotels around the world and jane said she thought yours was the best equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hope one day to return if available. Ps Mick and Jackie were very helpful and seemed very nice. Regards Bill
From the Owner
“Having travelled extensively around Kefalonia we chose Havdata to build Villa Kef for the views, the location, the village and its people. This side of the island (The Paliki) is also away from the big tourist areas but still close to the main towns of Lixouri and Argostoli. Locations like Fiskardo are very nice but it is a long drive should something be required that a little general store does not have. They are also usually more expensive places to stay. Havdata also gives us a fabulous choice if Beaches and Tavernas and bars. Also with a car or motorbike (which we prefer) the whole island is easily accessable. Part of the charm of having a villa in this village is to be amongst the friendly and welcoming Greek people. We are always sad to leave.”
Activity and Interests
Being an island there are many superb beaches within close and easy driving distances. The locals favourite is Vatsa. We tend to favour Petani which has 2 very good tavernas and has been voted the best beach in Kefalonia. You really do have the whole island within easy reach by hire car that we can help you with hiring. Enjoy the quiet location with a choice of beaches and the benefits of village faciities.
The airport at Argostoli can be seen from the villa in the distance and you are not affected by noise and pollution. You will see them pass over at several thousand feet whilst enjoying a drink on the balconies. People have often commented that the Lixouri side of the island is the nicer. Look at flights from all major UK airports and even via Italy or Athens these days. Car hire is available at the airport. Take a look at our website kefalonia-links.
The village can supply essentials and Lixouri is just 10 minutes away. Lots of good tavernas everywhere. You can have meals including drinks for as little as 10 Euros per head. The advantage of Villa Kef is that you are in easy reach of the 2 main towns Argostoli and Lixouri but live on the edge of a village away from them. The further north that you go on the island can mean at least a two hour round trip to a main town to get say a new battery for your camera or a similar non everyday item.
Car hire is recommended and therefore we can arrange the rental at a competitive price. You can stay by the pool and not move but this would be a great shame as there is lots to see and do. Havdata has some good facilities and the main town is just 10 minutes away by car. A couple can still eat and drink well for under 25 Euros and we can recommend tavernas and bars to visit. On the island you can dive, walk, cycle, horse ride (even for the first time - fabulous), visit museums, underground lake or cave, go wine tasting, hire a boat, sail, go to the top of Mount Ainos, go places that take you back 1000 years and more, go to sea with a marine biologist or visit derelict earthquake villages. There is just so much to do and when you leave if you don't do so you have not properly experienced Kefalonia.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
We require a £100 deposit for each week booked and the balance is due not less than 8 weeks before the arrival date. We take credit cards as well as payment via PayPal. It is usually best to contact us by email in the first instance. A security deposit of £100 is required per week booked.
Our weeks run to tie in with aircraft arrivals.
Notes on prices:
Our pricing includes everything and a £100 per week booking fee secures your booking. Payment of the balance is required not less than 8 weeks before the arrival date. A security deposit of £100 is required. We accept credit card payments.
FINAL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN 8 WEEK PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL DATE. DEPOSIT TO SECURE HOLIDAY IS £150 PER WEEK BOOKED..
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Villa Kef stands out from many other villas available to rent for the fact that it was designed, built and the grounds laid out for us and is not just a property to rent out for an income. We are told that there is nothing in the area to match what we provide. Behind you have a rocky hill where honey buzzards glide on the thermals and to the sides there are no neighbours. To the front and below there is a very nice local family but you look over their roof and beyond to the sea. Importantly we are approved for holiday rental and have the very necessary EOT. If I read this, I might just think 'so what' but it is worth you Googling the implications of renting a property without this license.”
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- water parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- The double bedroom has an en-suite wet room with shower. The twin room has a bathroom across the landing. Further bathroom on the ground floor.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + Cot + self inflating double mattress. Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has an en suite, fitted wardrobes and balcony with superb views. The twin room has a fitted wardrobe plus balcony to the front & bathroom opposite. Air-conditioning in both rooms. There is also a cot & self inflating double mattress.
- Notes on accommodation: The property has air-conditioning, mosquito blinds, wooden shutters and heating. Importantly for many we have English drainage, so no toilet paper bins are needed. The villa has broadband connection. Remember that this is also our holiday home so it has all that we and you should require. We chose this location carefully from the whole island. It is far enough away but close to the two main towns of Argostoli and Lixouri should you require something quickly. Outside: The private pool is 7 X 4 metres and conforms to the regulations for holiday letting specified by The Greek Tourist Board (EOT). The pool area has seating and sun loungers as well as a table associated with one of the BBQ's. There are no properties behind or occupied properties either side. The villa has a commanding position with good views across the village and to the sea. A further private BBQ area is to the rear of the villa. Both front balconies have tables and chairs. There is a large parking area behind metal gates and the grounds have olive trees, lemon trees and many mature plants providing shade if needed. A very friendly village if you wish to join in at the bar. Utility Room: Downstairs toilet and shower room with toilet and basin plus the washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We supply towels, pool towels and linen. A hair dryer is also provided. We have an English caretaker and her husband looks after the pool for you. Other: From the ground floor the landing is reached via the marble staircase and here we provide a book shelf for some holiday reading.