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Traditional Ecovilla, Private Pool, Stunning Sea Views, 5 Min From Best Beaches

Overview

Property

Updated: 31-Oct-2016
Villa in Tsoukalades, Nr. Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece - Stunning Sea and Mountain Views, 700m From The Village

melivaro is a beautiful construction of wooden beams and local natural stone, with 2 double bedrooms (en-suite bathrooms) and 2 single-double bedrooms (sharing a common bathroom), a private swimming pool with a pool house, a barbecue area and terraces all around the house. Wooden floors, beams and pillars, hidden alcoves and rooms and a cellar add to its immense charm. A well-appointed kitchen with its enormous gas stove and all the necessary amenities complement the old style stone built cupboards and tops. Melivaro is a green option, producing power through a solar-powered system, and backed-up -if necessary- by mains electricity. With its warmth and simple charm you feel as relaxed as in a family home in this eco-friendly house!

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our Greek Lefkadian-French family built this house as a tribute to traditional local architecture, using natural materials from the ground, and the skills we had inherited.

Speaks English, French, Greek

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent two weeks in α fantastic scenery with a view on sky and sea, undisturbed by anything. Melivaro is a house that leaves nothing you could wish for. Ecologically build but still so luxurious with enough room for everyone. It is an individual, special house on an individual, special island. It couldn’t be better. Many thanks to Julie and her team of helpers who were very welcoming and provided good and kind service.

Susan Family – Munich – GERMANY – September 2015
Aug 2015
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7 Reviews

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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Hidden gem with a breathtaking sunset view

  • 5 of 5

Staying in Ecovilla Melivaro was one of the best travel experiences I have ever had.

Located above a charming little village with a breathtaking sunset view, we loved the villa's rustic & traditional feel, which made it easy for us to unwind right from the moment we arrived. As a group of five travelling for the summer holiday, we loved spending time on the outdoor terrace, the perfect gathering spot, and by the infinity pool of course. We were also impressed by the interior decorations and the top notch amenities - it’s easy to see that a lot of heart and thought were put into this place by Julie and her family.

Julie was also the best host we could have hoped for! She made sure we had everything we might need and was more than welcoming and helpful throughout our stay, by giving us great tips and recommendations.

We will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family arrived from San Francisco and Perth to meet up at this lovely villa. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. The villa is attractively furnished and decorated, spacious, and comfortable. The children ages 5 and 3 loved playing with the closet full of toys. The location is ideal, close to town for evenings strolls in the old town, yet located higher up in the small village of Tsoukalades with its cool afternoon breezes. Tsoukalades has a great mini market with fresh fruit and vegetables and we did all our shopping there. The nearby family operated Taverna, Kampos, is a must to visit for dining in and takeout. In the parking lot for the Taverna goats and chickens greet you and set the tone for a delicious home cooked meal. Instead of the more popular beaches on the maps we preferred the local beach in Tsoukalades without the crowds or parking problems. The owner is exceedingly helpful and went of her way to make sure we were enjoying our stay. We had guests over one night for dinner and had fun cooking pizza in the outdoor wood fired oven. I highly recommend this place..

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! It was a great pleasure to have you all in melivaro, and I hope to have you back some day in the future. Best wishes, Julie
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Superb!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two families (total 10 persons) in the beginning of July.We totally fell in love with the house.It was fantastic in many ways. It was the perfect house in the country; large, rustic, cool and naturally ventilated open to the ridge & lots of windows, many "hang out spots" in and around the house, decorated and furnished perfectly, nothing was missing. Felt like we found "our" country residence. The house is even better than the pictures.Superb customer service.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nikolas and your two families for your so encouraging comments! I wish all the best for a nice summer continuation, with the memories of your stay in Lefkada, and hope to have you back in the future! Warm greetings to all, Julie
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was our second stay at melivaro and it already felt like homecoming. A wonderful place with a great view from the top of a hill all over the island. The house is beautiful with all luxury and a lot of space you need to have a relaxing and great time. At the beginning of the stay you will be greeted by the owner and get a lot of information about the island and suggestions for things to do. We 'll certainly want to visit melivaro again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicole, it's always a great pleasure to have you all. Hope to see you again soon !
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Look no further!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time here at Julie's home and on the Island. We returned a 2nd year in a row. We are a large group, 2 families and 5 kids and the house NEVER felt crowded. Julie is a wonderful host and was always available for questions, suggestions and information that helped to increase our time. This is the first house I have ever rented that is even more wonderful than the pictures promise.

The only thing we lacked on our vacation was more time!

Don't hesitate, rent this home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A superb vacation villa

  • 5 of 5

Melivaro is a superb vacation villa; secluded with a panoramic view of the sea, the mainland mountains and the distant islands but also only a short 10 minute drive to the restaurants and amenities of Lefkada town. In the other direction, heading south along the west coast you quickly encounter one spectacular beach after another. Or follow the road up the hill from the villa to the mountain villages and fertile valleys of the interior. And the villa itself, beautifully and solidly constructed from local stone, cypress and olive wood, adds its own deep charm to the experience.

You can also expect outstanding hospitality and personal attention from Julie, Melivaro's owner. Our flight to nearby Preveza airport was delayed 6 hours and we were worried that our rental car would not be available when we arrived late that night. But Julie called the rental car agency to ensure the car would still be available and then met us as we arrived on the island, obtained a table and food for us at a late night dining spot, then led us to the villa that night at midnight and left us with food she had purchased for our breakfast.

If you are looking for beauty, tranquility, and quiet enchantment, and the opportunity to experience the essence of Lefkada, Melivaro is the perfect spot.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought the land in 2001, having fallen in love with its location and views, secluded and yet close to everything. We started building it in 2002 with the arrival of our first child and achieved in 2006 with our 3rd. We've been renting from 2007, enjoying very much what has now become our main activity. We give all our attention to improve our offer from one year to another, and share the best experiences of rental with our guests.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : AKTIO PREVEZA (PVK) at 25 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : IGOUMENITSA at 118 Kilometres Nearest Train : PATRAS at 190 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Egnatia at 120 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : TAVERN at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : METSOVO at 160 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Kaminia at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

In the summer, all water sports, the island is famous for its windy spots. Cycling in town and around the lagoon as another sportive option, yoga course and reiki massage at the house for relaxation and wellness. Visit to a land 10 km from Lefkada town, with natural methods of cultivation, and offering free gardening course. Visit of the picturesque mountainous villages, day tours to the close islands of Meganissi, Scorpios, Ithaca and Kephalonia. Many cultural events, theater, dance, exhibitions: Speech and Word Art festival in July and August, and International Folklore festival on the 3rd week of August are famous 50 years old local institutions. Also worth seeing archaeological and folkloric museums.

Coast/Beach:

Driving immediate access to the wonderful beaches of the west coast. 5 minutes from the nearest small beach of Caminia, down in the village, 10 minutes from the fantastic beach of Pefkoulia, before the picturesque fishermen village of Aghios Nikitas. 15 minutes from the well-known Kathisma beach, 30 minutes from the awarded Eggremni, and 45 minutes from the most famous, Porto Katsiki.

Travel:

International Airport of Aktio - Preveza (PVK) on the mainland, 18km from Lefkada town (25 km from the house). Athens International Airport (ATH), 420 km to Lefkada town. Buses 5 or 6 a day (five hours journey).

Flights from Athens to international airport Aktio - Preveza (PVK), 17 km from Lefkada. Airport of Ioannina (IOA), 150km from Lefkada. International Airport of Corfu (CFU), 1h ferryboat to Igoumenitsa, 150km to Lefkada town or flight Corfu Preveza.

Distances:

700m from Tsoukalades village for essential groceries and tavernas.

10 minutes from the main town and its lively day and night life (main road pedestrian).

Further Details:

For more guests' comments, please see our up-to-date Guest book on our web site.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,242
for 7 nights
£1,242
 
 
Early spring
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£837
for 3 nights
£1,952
 
 
Spring
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£938
for 3 nights
£2,189
 
 
Mid summer
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,083
for 3 nights
£2,527
 
 
Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,924
for 7 nights
£2,924
 
 
End summer
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,337
for 7 nights
£2,337
 
 
Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£837
for 3 nights
£1,952
 
 
Winter 17/18
28 Oct 2017 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,242
for 7 nights
£1,242
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,242
for 7 nights
£1,242
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £338

Booking Notes:
30 % deposit on booking. Please see full booking procedure on our website (prices and availability, terms and conditions).

Changeover Day:
Saturday (flexible) - Minimum stay : 3 nights, except July - August, and winter season.


Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Special price available in low and mid-season for 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms occupancy (6 people) on www.melivaro.gr

Owner'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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Ideal for 2-3 families or a group of friends, melivaro covers all holiday needs: activities with its direct access to sea and mountains sports (best wind, kitesurf and paraglidding spots), 10 to 40 minutes drive to the West coast's most famous beaches (Pefkoulia, Milos, Kathisma, Kalamitsi) 10 min drive to town for museums, churches, theater, dance, concerts, exhibitions, shopping, or wanderings in the villages,... If you only want to rest: you'll enjoy the views from the shadowed terraces surrounding the house and the pool area. The atmosphere and the breathtaking scenery will relax you from the first moment, and the level of comfort will match all your expectations while leaving the smallest possible environmental footprint. Come and share a unique experience, welcome to Lefkada and melivaro!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 220 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Shower Enclosure, Outdoor Shower, At the pool house
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower and wc to the 2 double bedrooms. 1 common bathroom with shower and wc shared by the 2 single/double bedrooms. Hair dryer.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Living-room 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, double sofa bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with double bed, and 2 with single beds becoming double Double bed couch on the ground floor, with big private bathroom

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Natural air-conditioning. A small organic garden with aromatic plants and more. Books, CDs, DVDs and games. Outside: Swimming pool 9 x 4,5 m and depth 0,70 up to 1,80m. No diving. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, safety box, first aid kit, cool bags,... Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels : one change a week. House cleaning and swimming pool maintenance twice a week. Other: Also on the ground floor a cloakroom with a wc and wash basin. A big bathroom with shower. Mosquito nets in all the openings.

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