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Luxury Villa with Large Designer Pool and Stunning Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,109 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Peace and complete privacy with fantastic beaches nearby

Well outside of the village of Karavados, at the very end of the road, Chez Jasmine could not be better placed. The views are truly panoramic - from the majestic mount Ainos to the east across the Ionian to Zakynthos in the south. Designed as a traditional Kefalonian home, Jasmine Villa is spacious in every respect. From the huge open-plan lounge, the large well-appointed kitchen to the huge balcony, king-sized bathroom and vast poolside space, no compromise has been made. And every comfort and convenience is provided. Air conditioning in all bedrooms and living areas... jacuzzi style bath... wifi, DVD, apple TV... american-style fridge with ice-maker... the list goes on. Outside, the theme continues. The large covered verandah serves as the dining room in the long Greek summer, and imposing stone steps lead down to the large custom-designed pool flanked by lawn to one side and the large shaded pergola and barbecue to the other. There is even an outside shower room for those lazy days in the sun.

Julian Spooner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

About Julian Spooner

I and my wife bought this plot of land in 2001 having fallen in love with Kefalonia — holidaying there every year since 1994 — and built Chez Jasmine to be our home. We lived there permanently for five years, but having been fortunate enough to have found a chalet in the alps, we now spend the ski season and the high summer in the mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“What a Fabulous Place”

5 of 5 stars Trip Advisor review June 22, 2014

We stopped here in early June, and it's the best place we've ever rented. We had a wonderful uninterrupted view of Zante and Mount Enos. The only noise all day was a few goat bells in the distance. The furniture and furnishings were all luxurious, but my particular favourite was the main bathroom which was all marble and stone. My husband and I had a bottle of bubbly in the Jacuzzi whilst admiring the fantastic view! There's some great beaches nearby, but we spent a lot of the time around the beautiful pool. In fact, the outside area is huge, and would be great for parties or weddings. Maybe we could renew our wedding vows! I could go on and on about this place - the plants, flowers and herbs etc., but in short we are definitely coming back. Jeannie-Liz.


5 of 5 stars Trip Advisor review June 27, 2014

Villa très spacieuse et confortable, avec vue magnifique sur la mer, Zakynthos, le mont Ainos.

Il y a autant d'espace à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur : grand salon et grandes chambres, terrasses couverte et au soleil, pergola, et immense terrasse autour de la piscine. Cela nous donnait de multiples choix choix entre le soleil ou le farniente à l'ombre selon le moment de la journée.

La situation géographique assez centrale nous a procuré un point de départ idéal pour visiter toute l'ile.

Bref, nous avons profité pleinement de cet endroit pour apprendre à connaitre l'ile et nous en sommes enchantés. ValJM_74.

“A magical holiday hideaway”

5 of 5 stars Trip Advisor review July 11, 2014

We spent a relaxing week in this luxury villa, in June, enjoying its delightful and peaceful position overlooking the island of Zakynthos. The accommodation is very spacious and tastefully appointed, with a gem of a swimming pool. Nearby there are several small, quiet beaches and of course fine dining on offer at local tavernas and restaurants. The capital Argostoli is certainly worth visiting, among other highlights to discover. However, we were very content to spend time at the villa, just enjoying the fantastic weather and scenery! Janeweaversmith.
May 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Karavados in Livathou

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2109 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This shower room adjoins the poolside area
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 1 with shower, wc. Bathroom with jacuzzi-style corner bath, shower, wc. Downstairs shower room (next to bedroom 3) with shower, wc. Outside shower room with shower, wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King Size double bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 with King Size double bed. Bedroom 3 with double bed (downstairs). Bedroom 4 with double bed. All bedrooms have air conditioning.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Being fluent Greek speakers the managers can book taxis and restaurants, arrange boat trips — whatever you need to make your holiday perfect. Catering is also available at the villa for a supplement. Outside: The large verandahs lead down to the huge stone paved poolside area flanked by lawn to one side. The designer pool is approx 11x5 metres, and is for the sole use of the villa. Sun loungers are provided. There is a shaded barbecue area with granite worktop and sink, and a shaded pergola with dining table and seating. The poolside shower room has shower and wc. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property cleaned and linen etc changed once weekly.


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Luxury Villa with Large Designer Pool and Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Fabulous villa - great views

  • 5 of 5

Julian is a. Fabulous host !

A car makes life easier

Local taverna - called Happiness is great

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chez Jasmine

  • 5 of 5

A very well presented villa, even better than we'd hoped. Fantastic views and the outside areas, in particular the pool, were outstanding. Thanks Julian.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Simon, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you all and have you as our guests. Julian
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fab two week stay with all the family at Chez Villa Jasmine

The Villa was just perfect for all 8 of us, and two babies!

It is in a great position for travelling around the island , so peaceful , with superb views and very well equipped.

Julian and Jean were perfect hosts very helpful nothing was too much trouble for them.

All in all a great Villa,great location and brilliant hosts .

Thank you both

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our favourite ever villa

  • 5 of 5

We've had many family villa holidays over the years and Chez Jasmine is without doubt the nicest we've ever experienced. Location is stunning, privacy outstanding and the quality of accommodation is excellent. The owner, Julian, was incredibly helpful (in a very discreet way) and provided a wealth of local knowledge about restaurants and beaches which ensured we got it right every time. I can thoroughly recommend this place. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely Loved the house and our stay here and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful villa this is. Everything thought of by the very nice owners, Julian and Jean. The photos and description aptly described the property, even so, it was still a delight to walk out of the door from the living room onto the patio and see that view. Although at the end of the road, it's really not isolated. The village is just a short walk with two shops, one of which is also a very good restaurant, Happiness-named after the owners daughter. And that really does describe the local people. There seemed no sign of the financial difficulties currently ongoing in Greece. Of course the islands do see themselves as not Greek and this could explain their sunny, laid back attitude. Taxis were easy to obtain, and not expensive. All arranged by Julian as was a delicious wine tasting at Divino wines in the next village. Would definitely recommend this villa to anyone wanting a relaxing, peaceful holiday. The loudest sound is the goats who amble past the bottom of the garden on occasion. Paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
St Thomas
Car: recommended


The delightful St Thomas beaches are about 3km away, both sandy and with excellent swimming. There is a bar which serves salads and other snacks, and two tavernas - one of which usually opens only in the evening. Also within easy reach are the beautiful beaches at Trapezaki, Pessada and Spartia.


Kefalonia airport is approx 12km away.

Car hire recommended.


Karavados village is about 1km away, and Argostoli, the island capital, about 12km. Argostoli has museums, theatre, hospital, port, bus station, sports facilities, a busy fruit and vegetable market and a host of shops, cafes, bars and tavernas.

Pessada Port (daily ferries to Zakynthos) approx 5km.

St George's Castle, Peratata approx 3km.

Mycenean Tombs approx 3km.

Further Details:

There are two mini-markets in Karavados village, for basic supplies. Larger supermarkets are found on the road into Argostoli and Argostoli itself. The nearest banks are in Argostoli.

The nearest tavernas/restaurants are in Karavados (<1km), Peratata (3km), Ayios Thomas beach (3km) and on the road leading to Trapezaki (3km).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Karavados, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
26 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
22 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £44.1
Refundable Damage Deposit £308.73

Booking Notes:
20% payable at time of booking, with balance payable 8 weeks before holiday commences. Deposit of £300 (by bank transfer) or 350€ (cash) refundable on departure. Cancellations less than 8 weeks before holiday commences non-refundable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Saturday in High Season.

Prices include welcome pack, towels, linen, cleaning, pool & garden maintenance and welcome at the airport.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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