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Luxury Villa with Private Pool & Parking.

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Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Havdata (Chavdata), Lixouri, Kefalonia, Greece - Peaceful Non Overlooked Location on The Edge of Havdata Village, Choice of Quiet Superb Beaches

Edge of large village - No neighbours - Quiet & private - Village shops, taverna & bar - Fully equipped villa - Automatic pool lights - Gas BBQ - We selected this location - Sea and village view - The real Greek experience - Fast wifi - New smart TV and more for 2017 - Petani Beach, voted the best beach - Air con - non tourist prices - All you need & want!

TIP: Click on the FACILITIES tab (at the top) then go down the page to 'Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website' and click on the first live link.

Our very last feedback for 2016 was:

This was our second visit to Villa Kef, liked it so much the previous year we decided to stay for three weeks this time, my only regret, we did not make it four weeks! Love the place, it is like turning the clock back, the pace of life is steady to say the least & I live in Cornwall where we do everything dreckly! Fantastic pool, clean & well equipped villa, locals friendly, great BBQ. Billy's bar just a short walk away great pizzas & cool beer, great value also. John & Leslie are very accommodating and will hopefully book again in the near future.

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 TOURIST BOARD APPROVED. VILLA KEF has BBQ areas, private secure parking, with a mature garden providing shade with cascading vines, as well as 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 you are able to really experience Greek village life.

You will have not one but both main towns of Lixouri & Argostoli not too far away. From this location you can enjoy and the whole island.

The villa has air conditioning with unlimited wifi that is capable of streaming UK television.

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 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.

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 help 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 THE END OF FEBRUARY 2017 WE OFFER AN EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT OF 10% ON ALL WEEKLY RENTAL CHARGES SHOWN.

N.B. We always keep the availability calendar up to date.

More Details

About the Owner

Lesley Woor
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Lesley Woor

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.

Best wishes

John & Lesley

Suffolk, UK

Lesley Woor purchased this villa in 2008

Why Lesley Woor chose Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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
Jun 2015
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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
Jun 2015
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Location

Cave Lake of Melissani
"A magical visit to an underground lake with clear blue water."
Drogarati Cave
"A magical underground experience."
Petani Beach
"Voted the best beach in Kefalonia with two beach side tavernas and within easy reach from Vi..."
Ionio

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

Nearest Airport : Kefalonia EFL at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Havdata at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Lixouri at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Havdata at 500 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Many beaches at 3 Kilometres

Coast/Beach:

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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
Rate 4
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
Rate 5
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
We require a £150 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.

Changeover Day:
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • 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.

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