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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Dessimi, Near Geni, Lefkas, Ionian Islands - Private and Not Overlooked Villa With The Best Sea Views On Lefkas, 5 Minutes Walk To Beach

Villa Dessimi sits above Dessimi Beach on the east coast of the island close to the quaint fishing village of Geni and not far from cosmopolitan Nidri where you can find a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, shops and tourist attractions such as boat trips and watersports. Villa Dessimi is completely private and not overlooked by anyone and at the same time it is a short 5 minute walk to the beach with motorboat hire and three tavernas to choose from. Special care has been taken by the owners when designing the villa to ensure uninterrupted sea views from a variety of stone paved terraces and balconies from where you can enjoy the sun from dawn until late afternoon and total tranquility in the evenings watching the boats sail past. Villa Dessimi is modern and stylishly furnished with all the mod cons you would need to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable holiday home from home. Surrounded by fragrant flowers and herbs villa Dessimi is just perfect for a relaxing holiday in the Ionian.

Alice Hatch
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 August, 2017

About Alice Hatch

We sailed from Falmouth in 1995 with the aim of seeing a bit of the world and ended up in Nidri for the winter of 1996. We fell in love with the island, sold the boat and bought a tumbledown stone house on the island. When young friends asked our advice about a piece of land they were thinking of buying we said "If you don't buy it we will." They eventually decided against it so the plot was ours. We sold our old stone house and built Villa Dessimi finishing it in 2005.

Why Alice Hatch chose Lefkada (Lefkas)

We fell in love with the plot as it has staggeringly beautiful views and is very quiet and peaceful even in the height of summer.

What makes this villa unique

What impressed us about the plot was the proximity to the beach and the fact that although many villas on Lefkas have beautiful views this one has both near and far away views. It has a 270 degree stunning view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our best holiday ever! Beautiful villa, well designed with everything you could possibly need. Pegi, Ted, Angharad and Esyllt Beaumaris. Delightfully. Exclusive. Secluded. Sunspot. Idyllic. Magnificently indulgent Villa! - Janis, Andrew, Jessica and Alexander Bulpitt August 2010

We happened upon a little piece of paradise this week - just the relaxing escape we'd hope for. John and Della Stones July 2011
Dec 2011
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Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary


Dessimi Beach. Villa Dessimi in 5 mins walk from beautiful Dessimi Beach. There are three tavernas on the beach. Dessimi Beach has motorboat hire facilities if you would like to explore the neighbouring islands or find your very own secluded beach. There is also pedalo hire which is great fun for the kids. Snorkelling is great in this area as the bay is fringed with rocks where there is lots of sealife.


Our local airport is Preveza (PVK) where there are many flights weekly mainly on Sundays from the UK and Saturdays from Germany, Holland and Austria. The distance from the airport is approximately 40kms or 45 mins drive.

It is possible to fly into Corfu and travel to Lefkas (4 hours), Thessaloniki (4,5 hours) or Athens (5 hours). Igoumenitsa is our closest international ferry port at 120 kms or 2 hours drive.


Villa Dessimi is secluded yet at the same time close to all amenities such as shops, banks and restaurants. Super markets, fresh fruit and vegetable shops, banks, cafes and restaurants are all within a ten minute drive. There are plenty of places to choose from for a day out or for dinner such as Sivota with its great waterfront restaurants, Vassiliki for windsurf enthusiasts, Lefkas Town with a few museums and a great Music and Arts festival during the month of August.

Further Details:

Vlicho, 3 mins drive has some lovely local grocery stores with fresh fruit and vegetables and the essentials for your holiday plus there are a couple of very good bakeries. There are at least three tavernas in Vlicho.

Nidri, 10 mins drive, is the primary holiday resort on Lefkas. There are a variety of tavernas, restaurants and cafes here, also a handful of bars and a couple of nightclubs. The majority of shopping and tourist facilities are on the main street. Boat trips to the neighbouring islands depart daily from Nidri harbour.

Geni, 3 mins drive has some of the best waterfront fish restaurants on the island.

Nidri Beach

(10 mins drive) A long sandy beach dotted with restaurants and hotels on the outskirts of the town. Very good for children as it is very shallow for a relatively long way in and does not shelve almost at all. There lots of little restaurants where you may have lunch and water sports including paragliding, wakeboarding, water skiing and fun rides.

Porto Katsiki Beach

(approx. 45 mins drive) Porto Katsiki, the best known beach, is today considered one of the most outstanding in the whole of Europe. This is a beach of exceptional beauty at the most southern tip of the island. A gorgeous shingle beach framed by high limestone cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise water.

Engremni Beach

(approx. 45 mins drive). 296 or so, steps lead down to this stunning beach virginal fine shingle beach. One of the top beaches in the Ionian Sea this is a must for visitors to Lefkas island.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Ellomeno on Lefkada

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Please do not smoke inside the villa. We provide ashtrays for smoking on the terraces.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The Master and the Twin Bedroom share a large bathroom with bath that has a Jacuzzi Spa System plus a separate shower enclosure, WC and bidet. The second bathroom is on the ground floor next to the Double bedroom and has a shower enclosure and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Master Bedroom on the upper level, with king size bed, has four windows allowing the sun to shine in and you to enjoy the gorgeous views! On the same level is the Twin Bedroom. There is another Double Bedroom on the ground floor with double bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have air conditioning and all windows and patio doors have mosquito nets. There are steep steps so it is unsuitable for children under 5. All bedrooms have hair driers Outside: The villa has a terrace on three sides with a wooden table and chairs for 4 next to the swimming pool and jacuzzi on one side and another wooden table and chairs seating 6 under the gazebo on the other side of the villa. All around the house are mature flowers and climbers. The front of the villa has a short flight of stairs down to a small garden with a swing and a bench for relaxing and admiring the spectacular views. Sit here to watch sunrise and moon rise (chart provided) both of which are breathtaking. Utility Room: Washing machine and sink with drainer. Large cupboard with iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, clothes airer, washing basket. Extra pots and pans if required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels provided with a mid week towel change if required. Free welcome pack. Beach towels also provided. Cleaning service and chef service available at reasonable rates. Other: Dining table and chairs on the shaded upstairs terrace.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Fabulous villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The villa is clean, modern, airy and pleasure to spend time in either outside looking at the amazing views, or inside for some respite from the glorious sunshine. Fabulous beach is in easy reach - really recommend a snorkel in the morning on the far side of the bay, and visit to Dimitri's restaurant in Geni. Pete and Alice are very approachable and on hand to help with any queries.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The villa is in a super location with stunning views. Very well equipped and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

A spacious villa in a super location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in villa dessimi - just a shame it was only a week. Would highly recommend both the property and the location!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We are coming here again!

  • 5 of 5

Have had 2 excellent holidays here already and are coming again this year. Really looking forward to what is beginning to feel like a second home.

Recommend - hiring a car and exploring, scuba diving in Vasiliki, hiring a boat from the beach below the Villa, spending lazy days by the pool and having dinner on the balcony soaking up the fabulous views.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nicola , just got notice of this review. Can't think why it took so long but thank you. We are looking forward to your visit this year. Pete and Alice
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Hel fantastisk villa med udsigt på det skønne Lefkas

  • 5 of 5

Vi nød opholdet i fulde drag. Udsigten kan ikke beskrives men skal opleves. For en gangs skyld passer billederne fuldt ud til virkeligheden. Villaen var perfekt for os som familie på 5 personer- der er plads til 6 personer. Godt udstyr i køkkenet, mange spisepladser ude som inde. Gode værelser med air condition, ligeledes gode senge. Rent, pænt og meget hyggeligt og anvendeligt. Vi havde en fantastisk uge og vil meget gerne vende tilbage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Ellomeno, Ionian Islands

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment is by bank transfer or deposit. 25% deposit upon booking and 75% six weeks prior to arrival. All local taxes and services are included in the price and there are no extra costs. Cots and high chairs can be provided free of charge.

Changeover Day:
Sunday is our changeover day. We try to be as flexible as possible with arrival and departure times. These are dependent on our bookings and we always try to make arrangements with keep your comfort in mind.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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