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Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
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A spacious open plan design, comfortably accommodates up to 6 adults plus 2 babies or children in cots or fold down beds.

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 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 a cot or fold down bed.

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 & 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
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a short note to extend my gratitude for everything you did to make our stay at the villa wonderful. The property cannot be described on a website or in photos in a manner that will ever do it justice and it is by far the best property we have stayed in over the last ten years.

The children and adults alike had a fantastic break and I would happily recommend your villa to friends and family.



We eat a few times at the local taverna and can say with confidence we found the food and service to be fantastic with some views that you would struggle to better any where in the world.
Aug 2015
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

5 star villa with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is definitely 5 star and finished to the highest quality with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The pool is perfect and the views are exceptional.

We had a wonderful time in your amazing villa & returned from exploring the island this weekend. Kefalonia is a beautiful, verdant island quite different to the ones I've visited in the past. Villa Ambelonas is fabulous & all credit to you both for thinking of every detail to make your guests feel "home from home", we thoroughly enjoyed the peace, fabulous views & privacy, as well as swims in the pool. The maid service was very friendly and accommodating to our needs, the villa was spotless and very well equipped to cater for any family. The local taverna is excellent too. So thank you again, it's a great find & I will recommend it to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

An amazing villa, suitable for the whole family. Youngest was 12 months and we were provided everything she needed and eldest was 81 and was able to navigate the villa easily. Teenagers had wifi and satellite tv with a great pool so were kept easily amused. The house really is a home from home, and the owners have tried to cater for every need. Local restaurants are good quality and good value. The only negative, if it is indeed a negative at all, is that the property is on a steep hillside so a car is essential. We did walk up and down to town a couple of times and it's a fair stroll. The roads can be quite narrow so you need to be a confident driver. An amazing holiday experience complete with all the local goats.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

It is wonderful to wake up to fabulous sea views! Peaceful, private, perfect a real get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Activity and Interests

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

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

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.

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..

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Apr/May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
13 May 2017
13 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
20 May 2017
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
27 May 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
3 June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,650
for 7 nights
£2,650
 
 
9 Sep 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
October 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Winter 2017/18
28 Oct 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
28 April 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
12 May 2018
12 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
19 May 2018
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
26 May 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
2 June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
9 June 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
16 June 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
23 June 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
30 June 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Summer 2017
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,650
for 7 nights
£2,650
 
 
1 Sep 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
15 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
22 Sep 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
October 2018
6 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Winter 2018/19
27 Oct 2018 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

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

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • 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 Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 174 m²

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 open all 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 & sea view
  • Perfect for a couple 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 an additional linen charge.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

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.

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