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Luxury Villa Private Pool, Stunning Castle/Mountain Views, Close to Sea, Wi Fi

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Peratata, Kefalonia, Greek Islands - Peaceful Location, Overlooking Olive Groves, Panoramic Mountain Views, Wi Fi

Villa Sorfini is set in a stunning location below the historic castle of St George. Situated in the valley of St Andreas, close to the ancient monastery in a scenic rural setting.

The villa commands majestic views of the castle and the highest mountain range in the Ionian, Mount Aenos. The village of Peratata, a ten to fifteen minute walk or few minutes drive from Villa Sorfini, has facilities including a mini market, pharmacy, internet cafe/bar, traditional souvlaki taverna, bakery and cake shop. There are many others within a short drive, details can be found in the Villa.

The central location of Villa Sorfini and Peratata gives easy access to all the spectacular beaches, restaurants and many places of interest on the island. The capital Argostoli with its harbour, shops, pavement cafes and restaurants is within a fifteen minute drive. There are numerous beaches (including Lassi which is a popular beach resort) also within a ten to fifteen minute drive. There is a bar and restaurant at the Castle (which is a five minute drive away) called Il Borgo, which overlooks the St Andreas Valley out to the sea and mountain and also a quaint floral cafe called Kastro with the same spectacular views.

More Details

Jed & Tracy Maw
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Jed & Tracy Maw


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Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic villa Review Submitted: August 5, 2011 Date of Stay: July 2011

We had a brilliant time. The villa is fantastic with top spec finishes everywhere - best we have had in 10 years of villa hols. First time to Kefalonia - and hopefully first of many. So much to see and do, and lots of beaches to visit for days out, which we did with the kids. Highly recommend the Kastro cafe up by the castle for lunches. If you want to see turtles, go to Argostoli by the harbour where the fishing boats tie up - about 10.00. We have lots of photos! The appeal of the island over other Greek islands is the relative non-commercialisation, on arrival at the airport you will get the picture! Love it and will be going back. Go to Lourdata and Trapezaki beaches - latter with great Taverna.

Mark and Debbie Warrington Review Submitted: July 30, 2011 Date of Stay: July 2011

Villa Sorfini is beautiful with amazing views of Castle st George and Mount Aenos.
Sep 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mazarakata in Peratata

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Luxury tiled wet rooms comprising shower, sink and toilet, Egyptian cotton towels. Mirror, lighting,shelving and shaver point.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor master bedroom has en suite bathroom and its own private furnished balcony. Ground floor bedroom has its own en suite bathroom and outside furnished patio area. Each bedroom has fitted wardrobes. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Villa Sorfini provides a high class standard of accommodation within private, peaceful surroundings and is fully equipped to ensure you have everything needed to enjoy your holiday. The villa is set in spacious gardens with spectacular sweeping views from whichever part of the patio/garden you choose to be. At night the Castle of St George lights up above the village of Peratata to provide a further fabulous view point. In addition to sleeping accommodation for four, a travel cot can be provided upon request free of charge. A private chef can be hired to come to the villa to cook for you at a comparable rate to restaurants, suitable for evenings where you may wish to have a romantic meal alfresco, celebrate a special occasion or for evenings where you simply wish to stay and enjoy your surroundings but don't want to cook, the washing up is all taken care of too! Outside: There is a private patio and extensive gardens with fruit and olive trees, large private pool and amazing views of Mount Aenos, the pool is in the sun all day long. Four sun loungers, al fresco dining table for four. Large barbecue. Situated on a private lane easily reached from the road in Peratata, there is a gated drive with parking for two cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towel change carried out midweek. All doors and windows are fitted with insect screens and there are air conditioning units in each room.


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Luxury Villa Private Pool, Stunning Castle/Mountain Views, Close to Sea, Wi Fi
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

A luxurious base tucked away from the main road to the capital. Everything we could need and more.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Sofinia was a beautiful villa for a beautiful island. Jed and Tracy are welcoming and provide a wealth of knowledge about Kefalonia which enhanced our stay on the island. The tranquil setting was idyllic and a relaxing dip in the pool was the perfect end to the day. The local restaurants are amongst the best on the island and the central location of the villa meant that no where on the island was more than an hour and a half by car.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend both the villa and the island to couples and families alike. A truly wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claire. We are so pleased you chose Kefalonia and Villa Sorfini for your honeymoon and that you had such a special time. It was lovely to meet you both. Tracy and Jed.
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Lovely villa on peaceful spot, fab views!

  • 4 of 5

This is our fifth visit to the beautiful island of Kefalonia and the best accommodation we have stayed in. A very welcoming villa, very comfortable and the lay out works really well, sooooo much outside space and the views absolutely fantastic. The villa was very well equipped and felt at home right away. All very clean. We know the surrounding area quite well and love it. Found the fort cafe this time and had many lunches up there, Ab Fab!! Coming back to the villa after a day out and about was very relaxing. Sitting out on the patio at 10.30pm in the evening listening to the chickadas and just taking it all in was magical. We will be back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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WOW, the villa is just excellent

  • 5 of 5

Well, what can I say? WOW, the villa is just excellent, remarkably clean and well equipped with everything you could ask for. This is our second stay at Villa Sorfini, and Both times we have all loved it. The location is great, lovely and peaceful with excellent views of the castle and Mount Ainos. Thanks Jed and Tracy once again for a great holiday. Brian, Michelle, Jamie and Aaron.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Sorfini in Peratara and it was 'simply amazing'. The villa was clean and very comfortable. We received a welcome pack on arrival with all the essentials - this was a lovely touch which meant we didn't have to do that mad dash to the supermarket and we could just kick back and enjoy. The villa is really luxurious and modern with all the mod cons, and the outside space is spacious with seating area for dining and area around the pool for the sun loungers. I can't begin to describe how beautiful and stunning the views are from the villa. Whether you are sitting enjoying your morning coffee or later in the evening with your glass of wine, they are absolutely breathtaking and so tranquil.

In the villa is a welcome book with useful tips on where to go for day trips and local restaurants which was extremely helpful as we hadn't visited the island before.

The villa is located near St Georges Castle and we enjoyed many lazy afternoons at the Kastro cafe, simply gorgeous food. The villa is located near some exceptional tavernas where you can enjoy authentic greek food at its best.

If you are looking for relaxation and complete comfort then this is the villa for you!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have been travelling to Greece for the last 25 years and have stayed in many apartments and villa's, Villa Sorfini is our favourite so far, it is in an ideal location for travelling around the island but is also ideal for a relaxing pool holiday, set in an elevated position the views are outstanding both day and night with the castle being lit up when night falls. There are supermarkets within ten minutes by car and plenty of good restaraunts.

The villa is spotlessly clean tastefully decorated and very well equipped, I would highly recommend this villa for a very special holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the fabulous views which we love. It is great to know Villa Sorfini was your favourite greek Villa stay in the last 25 years too! Many thanks Tracy and Jed.
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Outstanding villa

  • 5 of 5

We have visited this villa two-years running and cannot recommend it highly enough. The location is quiet but within easy driving distance of shops, restaurants and the capital, Argostoli. The views are just spectacular and worth the money alone. The villa is very nicely furnished and appointed with everything you might need and beautifully kept. The owners are very helpful and there is a lot of information in the villa about places to visit. We will definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


The nearest beaches are St Thomas and Trapezaki, a 5 minute drive away and Avithos about a 10 minute drive through pretty villages, with a snack bar and two restaurants, Preview and Enetiko. There are a number of other local beaches and small coves to explore within a 10 -20 minute drive, including Lassi and Lourdas beaches. Myrtos beach is about a half hour drive. Villa Sorfini is centrally placed on the island to give easy access to anywhere within about an hours drive.


We are approximately 15 minutes drive from the airport. A car is essential to fully appreciate Kefalonia and the many places of interest within easy access from Villa Sorfini.


The villa is approximately a 15 minute walk (or a few minutes drive) from the traditional village of Peratata, which hosts a cafe bar, traditional souvlaki taverna , mini market, pharmacy, bakery and an excellent cake shop!! There is also an internet cafe/bar. Argostoli (the capital) can be reached from the road running through Peratata by car in within 15 minutes, here you will find numerous restaurants, shops, cafe bars, coffee/cake shops and the pretty harbour front. Lassi beach resort is a 15 minute drive. The Castle of St George with two restaurants, Il Borgo (open day time and evening) and Kastro Cafe (open 10am to 6pm) is a 5 minute drive.

Further Details:

On the road into Argostoli from Peratata you will find larger supermarkets, Lidl, A and B and Carrefour within ten to fifteen minutes drive. In Argostoli you will find cafes and restaurants by the quayside and fishing boats selling their daily catch in the morning. You may also catch a glimpse of the resident loggerhead turtles in the bay. The cosmopolitan Lithostratos Avenue has cafes, bars and designer shops and is perfect for a pre or after dinner stroll. In Argostoli, you will also find supermarkets, hardware and electrical shops, banks, ATM, pharmacies, post office, restaurants, theatre, museum and open air cinema. You can also arrange boat trips and excursions and take the ferry across to Lixouri and Ithaka.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mazarakata, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of £250.00 is required at the time of booking. Full payment required 8 weeks prior to departure. All payments in Sterling.

Prices do not include flights, car hire or travel insurance which guests must arrange separately.

Direct flights available from most major UK Airports with Easyjet, Thomas Cook, Jet2, Thomson and Monarch.

Direct flights with Ryanair from Stanstead.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover is preferred however we can be flexible in low season or where this fills a gap.
The villa is accessible from 4pm and the villa must be vacated by 10:00 am to give the cleaners time to prepare for the next guests.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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