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People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 1,872 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Click past the last photo & wait 10 seconds to view the video of peaceful, private Villa Ambelonas & its stunning sea views

A spacious open plan design, comfortably accommodates up to 6 adults plus 2 children or babies.

Peaceful, private and not overlooked, this Villa is a perfect location for your precious holiday time. Situated at the end of a private road in pretty countryside, 10 mins drive down to Skala town & its lovely sandy beaches, with stunning 180 degree sea views, private pool & BBQ in 1 acre of garden.

This 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom comfortable villa is an ideal romantic hideaway for a couple, but equally suits families and friends sharing with no arguments over who has the best room - they are all en suite, similar in size and equally lovely. We can also accommodate 2 extra children or babies in cots or comfortable fold down beds.

Easy access with no steep steps, the villa is very private, not overlooked, a well equipped home from home, designed in a light, spacious, contemporary open plan style.

The villa has air-conditioning/heating throughout and is comfortably furnished to a high standard, well equipped for couples & families with lots of extras such as free Wi-Fi (3GB per day), Bose sound dock, Satellite TV (limited channels), Wii, swing ball, badminton & tennis rackets, DVD/CD/book library, Egyptian cotton bedding, cushioned outdoor loungers, cool box plus many other extras. Masseuse, private chef, grocery delivery & daily maid service available on request at additional charge.

Outside a large shady covered terrace with bougainvillea clambering up the pillars is an essential outdoor living & snoozing space, with ample room for dining plus sofas to relax & escape the midday heat. We love sitting on the shady terrace & huge sunny patio, enjoying the ever changing views across the sea to mainland Greece & the neighbouring island of Zante, watching the yachts sailing past, with a glass of chilled local Robola wine. We hope you love the villa as much as we do. We wish you a very happy holiday!

More Details

Owner
Irene Price
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Irene Price

Photo: Travelling around mainland Greece, enjoying the amphitheatre at Epidavros.

Robert & Irene have obtained UK police clearance certificates to validate that they have no criminal records and are the legitimate owners of Villa Ambelonas, so clients can rent in complete confidence.

Why Irene Price chose Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

It is wonderful to wake up to fabulous sea views! So rare to find somewhere so peaceful & private, a real get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

What makes this villa unique

All rental properties on Kefalonia should be E.O.T. registered, although many are not. An E.O.T. licence is your protection that the property has been independently inspected by the Greek Tourist board as well as having annual pre-season inspections by fire & safety officers, so that the villa conforms to the highest safety standards. You can rest assured knowing that Villa Ambelonas is E.O.T. accredited for your safety.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Skala in Elios Proni

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1872 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower
    Ensuite bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Separate walk in shower in addition to bath
    Master ensuite bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower
    Guest bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Fly screens have been fitted to all windows, so you can leave doors open all day and night to enjoy the cooler sea breezes.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , First floor with large sea view balcony & wall safe
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , First floor with large sea view balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ground floor with pool patio & sea view
  • Perfect for a couple just using the whole of the spacious ground floor. Also comfortably sleeps 6 adults in 3 en-suite bedrooms. Plus up to 2 babies in cots, or 2 children on comfortable fold down beds at a small additional linen charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation:- Sliding mosquito/fly screens are fitted to all sliding windows and patio doors. All 3 comfortable bedrooms are en-suite, air-conditioned/heated and are similar in size and quality, so the villa would suit romantic holidays for 2, a large family, or up to 3 couples sharing, with no arguments over who has the nicest room! Each bedroom has fitted wardrobes, a dressing table and hairdryer, dual aspect windows and sliding patio doors that retract fully to give you beautiful unrestricted sea views from your bed. Travel cots are available on request. Please bring any baby bedding you require with you. For flexibility, two comfortable, fold down beds are available on request for children, linen provided. Outside: Large (13x5m) private pool (0.6 - 1.9m graduated depth to provide a shallower end for children). Children must be supervised while in and around the pool at all times. There is a large brick built BBQ and a large shaded outdoor dining area to enjoy alfresco meals with fabulous sea views. There are 6 new sun loungers with comfy cushions, plus outdoor sofas & chairs for you to relax in the shade or the sun. Please note that during periods of drought or water rationing on the island, pool levels can drop considerably & garden watering systems turned off, in order to preserve precious indoor water supply, however you can still use the pool and all facilities as normal. Utility Room: Clothes airer. Baby equipment offered free of charge: Booster seat high chair, travel cot, microwave steriliser set, potty, children's beakers, bowls, plates and cutlery. Additional cots & highchairs can be hired in if required at a small charge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service & towel change twice weekly. Bed linen changed once per week. Bed linen, hand, bath & pool towels provided. For an extra charge, daily maid service, private chefs, grocery delivery & concierge service can be provided, details on request. Other: Large outdoor covered living/dining terrace comfortably seats 8. Lighting, lanterns, colourful bougainvillea & sea views ensure relaxed alfresco lounging & dining day & night. Swingball, tennis & badminton equipment provided.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Third holiday in Villa Ambelonas

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this property. The views are stunning and uninterrupted. It benefits from a high degree of privacy and tranquillity. The swimming pool is a good size and well designed. The villa is well equipped, well maintained, kept clean and the beds are very comfortable. The property owners provide excellent customer service.Car hire is essential to provide access to local tavernas and grocery stores. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others and hope to stay in it for a fourth time soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. It is always a pleasure to have you stay at Villa Ambelonas and we hope to be able to welcome you back sometime soon! Enjoy the rest of the summer. Kind regards, Irene
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5

Beautiful property with amazing sea views

  • 5 of 5

A high spec, well equipped Villa. If it's sea views, peace and quiet and a great view you want, look no further. Irene and the local team help ensure you have everything you need. Ideal for family groups and anyone who loves a good pool and relaxed evening bbq's. Location is 5 mins drive to local village for supplies, but local taverna within 1.5km does good food and delivers.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. You were perfect guests and we very much hope to welcome you back again to Villa Ambelonas in the future. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Very kind regards, Irene
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5

Beautiful place to stay on Kefalonia

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on the island and loved the villa. The location is wonderful as a base from which to explore the island and come home to a well-appointed house and pool overlooking the Ionian Sea. The owner and staff are responsive and professional. In short, everything was first rate.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to add your very kind review. We're so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday, that's our main concern, and we hope to welcome you back to Kefalonia sometime in the future. Kind regards, Irene
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5

Great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely villa, up on a hillside in a rather rural setting, which was clearly built and furnished with comfort and luxury in mind.

It has superb uninterrupted sea views towards the distant island of Zante. We just loved dining outside on the terrace and did so every opportunity. Bliss!

The kitchen is spacious and delightful to use, and the BBQ outside was brilliant for quick and easy meals of meat or fish and charred vegies. Actually, this worked really well as the boys loved cooking on the BBQ and all I had to do was whip up a salad!

We gave the pool a thorough workout during our stay and there was much reclining on sun loungers and curling up in favourite spots at any time of day or evening. My favourite go-to place was the outdoor sofas on the terrace, also great for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles. Any time really!

Three lovely bedrooms each with their own en-suite and views of the sea. Gorgeous linens, lots of towels, anything and everything we needed was provided.

A short drive into Skala for shops and restaurants, other drives to explore the island (watch out for goats!) and always a delight to get back to the serenity of the villa.

Looking forward to returning next year and thank you to the owners for making this year’s visit so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Ambelonas is like a home away from home. Very quite villa, not overlooked and with exceptional views of Skala and across to mainland Greece and Zante. Overall facilities at the villa are excellent, everything you could wish for is provided. The cleanliness of the villa and pool was excellent. Housekeeping ensured that the villa was sparkling and nothing was too much trouble. The local Kelari Taverna is a must for the food and views, and staff are very friendly. Our most visited restaurant in Skala was Milelatos which is family run. The food and service were excellent! An option available at the villa is to use the facilities of a personal chef - Bond Viveur - who will come to the villa and cook you a fantastic meal! An excellent dining experience! We have been visiting this villa now for several years and love its location and excellent facilities, and we have already booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. We love having your family stay at Ambelonas and we look forward to welcoming you all back again in 2018. I'll pass on your lovely feedback to our hard working housekeeping team and to Bond Viveur too. Enjoy the rest of the summer, very kind regards, Irene & Rob
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5

Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family holiday in this delightful villa. It is very well-equipped with a lovely pool that is big enough to have a proper swim, and has fabulous uninterrupted views to the sea. Too many great things to do on the island to list them all but highlights were hiring a boat for the day from Yiannis in Ketelios and taking a trip to Ithaca. The local taverna (mentioned in the very detailed information provided by the owner) is an absolute gem - excellent food and service and superb views.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We're so pleased your family all enjoyed a happy holiday, that's our main aim as we know holiday time is so precious. Do come and stay again sometime if you can, we'd love to welcome you back! Kind regards, Rob & Irene
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Argostoli, Kefalonia
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Kerali, Old Skala
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Poros
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Kerali, Old Skala
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Skala, Mounda, & Kaminia Turtle Beach
Car: recommended

PRIVATE CHEF, CONCIERGE & GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE: Offers a shopping delivery service, private chefs, weddings, party planning & can organise anything you need during your holiday.

For example you can pre-book your groceries to be delivered to the villa prior to your arrival, together with a first night supper left in the fridge for you to simply reheat and serve when you're ready.

MASSAGE THERAPIST: Available on request, can be organised at the villa.

SAILING: Combine a private sailing holiday round the Ionian islands on luxury skippered yacht Icarus, with a stay at the villa.

COOKING: Our private chef can give cookery lessons in your villa - learn how to cook authentic Greek cuisine, or relax by the pool while chef does the hard work.

WINE: Tours are available to several of Kefalonia's wineries, plus dining options.

DIVING: We can send links to 2 nearby diving companies.

CYCLING: Links available to escorted bike tours, plus local bicycle & motorbike hire.

COAST & BEACH:

The fantastic beaches of Kaminia and Mounda where the Loggerhead Turtles return annually to breed are just two miles away, whilst the family friendly resort of Skala with miles of long, safe, golden sandy beaches, shops, tavernas and water sports is 10 minutes by car.

TRAVEL:

The drive from Kefalonia airport to Old Skala takes 45 mins. The villa is located in the small exclusive hills development of Old Skala. A short drive on steep, narrow, but safe tarmac & concrete mountain roads lead from Skala and Ratzakli to the villa, so car hire is essential. The villa has a private, gated driveway with parking for several cars. April-Oct direct charter & Easyjet flights run from many UK airports. Nov-March fly to Athens, then take a short connecting flight.

ISLAND HOPPING:

If you wish, you can easily island hop and take a day cruise or car ferry to Ithaca (home of legendary Odysseus), Zakinthos/Zante, or visit mainland Greece from nearby Poros to Killini on the Peloponnese. Day trip boats are also available from nearby Skala beach across to Ithaca or around the island cruises.

FURTHER DETAILS:

The villa is situated on the South East coast of Kefalonia, set amongst fragrant scented pines, Cypress trees and wild thyme. The Villa is located in Palia (Old) Skala, on the site of a former raisin producer, with an old stone circle in the grounds and local goats rambling around the area. Old Skala with the ruins of the old village, beautiful rugged landscape, fantastic views and great trails is very popular with walkers.

A rustic communal tennis court, internet bar and highly rated taverna with great sea views are 15 mins walk/2 mins by car.

2 miles away, 10 mins drive, is the pretty resort town of Skala with its pavement cafes and wide selection of restaurants, from traditional Greek Tavernas to Chinese, Italian and Indian restaurants. With 5km of gently shelved shore, pristine sandy beaches, children's play areas, a variety of water sports, scuba diving, plus taxi boats ready to take you to deserted beaches or neighbouring villages, there's plenty to attract all age groups. Of historical interest are the well-preserved Roman mosaic floors at the Roman villa in Skala. Many of the popular excursions around the island start from Skala, such as the island tour and trip to Ithaka.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Skala, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Early bird rate 19 May 2018
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,490
for 7 nights
£1,490
 
 
Early bird price 26 May 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 7 nights
£1,590
 
 
Early bird rate 7 July 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,390
for 7 nights
£2,390
 
 
Early bird rate 14 July 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,490
for 7 nights
£2,490
 
 
Early bird rate 21 July 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,490
for 7 nights
£2,490
 
 
Early bird rate 28 July 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,490
for 7 nights
£2,490
 
 
Early bird rate 18 August 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,490
for 7 nights
£2,490
 
 
Early bird rate 25 August 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,490
for 7 nights
£2,490
 
 
Early bird rate 15 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,340
for 7 nights
£1,340
 
 
Early bird rate 22 Sep 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,040
for 7 nights
£1,040
 
 
Early bird rate 29 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Early bird rate October 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover day during school holidays is always Saturday, but we will consider any arrival day & duration outside peak season, just ask me if you need something special and we'll accommodate you where we can.

The Saturday changeover day fits with cheap flights from Gatwick (EasyJet & Monarch), Manchester (Thomas Cook fly & Jet2 & Monarch).

The villa will be ready for new guests at 3pm. Guests are asked to vacate by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Please check availability chart as this is always up to date.
Contact me for early bird prices, discounts given for couples & 2 weeks or longer bookings.
Travel cot and highchair provided free of charge.
2 comfortable fold down beds available for additional accompanying children (7th & 8th guests) at £50 per person linen charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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