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Private Pool, quiet location, free Wi-Fi, Billiards, BBQ, Air-Conditioning

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Agia Efimia, Kefalonia, Greek Islands - Peaceful and rural location, only 5 min drive to Agia Efimia and 10 min drive to Myrtos Beach

The beautiful stone made Villa Katerina is located just a breath away from the busy village Agia Efimia (5 min drive), thus the ideal location for relaxed and peaceful holidays but within a short distance of a popular touristic destination. Arranged over 3 levels the Villa offers modern, high quality accommodation with privacy and comfort. Outside there is a very well maintained private pool, a charcoal BBQ and a well tended private garden with comfortable seating facilities under the sun or shade. Here is the ideal place for rest and relax but also for exploring beautiful Kefalonia , as the location is central on the island and thus an ideal base for starting your excursions.

Property Manager
Lida Kougianou
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Greek
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Lida Kougianou

Though I was born in Athens, I am a half Kefalonian and have spent a lot of my childhood holidays on this beautiful island. I always loved this place, its stunning natural beauty and the warm hospitality of the people. I was lucky being able to turn my passion into a business and set up an agency: kefalonia-holidayhomes.com, specialized in lovely, exclusive Holiday Rentals in Kefalonia.

“kefalonia-holidayhomes.com”, operating since 2000, is by now successfully established. My team and I travel around the island and carefully select beautiful places to stay, in unique and calm locations, highly equipped and beautifully furnished, providing all comfort and privacy you look for in your holidays.

We know personally all properties and their owners. So, we are able to answer your every question and make sure, the accommodation you choose, is the right one for you.

Our services include:

- Quick response to your enquiries (within 24 hours at the latest, mostly much earlier).

- Reliable and helpful answers regarding the property, its equipment, distances and the area (due to personal knowledge of the island and the properties)

- Flexibility (wherever possible) regarding changeover days, duration of stay, change of booking dates, persons, etc.

- Information and assistance by planning your travelling (taxi transfers, information on reliable car rental companies, ferry schedules, reservation for ferries, etc.)

- Instant and efficient support during your stay in Kefalonia

Just get in touch by email or by phone and start creating your unforgettable holidays in Kefalonia

Lida Kougianou purchased this villa in 2011


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pilarei in Kefalonia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hair dryer
  • 1 bathroom on the 1st floor with WC, shower, hair dryer. 1 bathroom at the lower ground floor with WC, shower. extra WC on the ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor: 1 with double, 1 with twin beds. Both with air-conditioning and balconies with lovely views over the pool, the garden and the surrounding mountains of Pylaros. One bedroom at the lower ground level with double bed, billiards and en-suite bathroom. This room is accessible by stairs from the living room, but has also an own entrance and thus is independent. It is ideal for young or elderly people, who want to be by themselves.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Sliding mosquito/fly screens fitted to all windows and balcony/patio doors, baby bed, high chair, pool towels, safe, iron and ironing board. Private parking place inside a gated area. Free wireless internet access. Outside: Outside there is a private pool (width 4 x 8 m / depths 1.20 - 1.70 m), checked and maintained regularly, surrounded by a private garden and a private sunny terrace with relaxing sun beds, sun umbrellas and outdoor shower. The outside dining area is shaded by a pergola. There is a coal grill plus an outside sink, ideal for preparing the dinner outside in warm evenings. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: maid service, change of linen and towels twice a week Other: Playroom at a lower ground floor with billiards, double bed and bathroom. This room is accessible by stairs from the living room, but has also an own entrance and thus is independent. It is ideal for young or elderly people, who want to be by themselves.


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(8 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This property is home from home luxury ...

The hosts are fantastic people and nothing is too much trouble for them ..

The up keep and comfort of their home is important to them to make your stay rememberable !

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic bright clean property, excellent pool.

  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at this property. We went with our 3 children and found the layout perfect. The owners had kindly put a cot in place in the second bedroom for our youngest. It was very clean and the sheets were changed every two days. The pool was fantastic, a decent size and well maintained in the beautiful gardens. We found the owners extremely welcoming and very helpful with any questions we had.

It took just 5 minutes to reach Agia Efamir where we enjoyed the local tavernas, supermarkets, shops and hired a boat from the harbour. We hope to return to this island and this perfect villa.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The most amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much. The house was absolutely wonderful. In fact it was perfect for us. Lovely bedrooms with beautiful views of the mountains and an amazing living room that looked out onto the pool and gorgeous garden, stocked with lemon and lime trees. The pool was sparkling clean and we swam in it every day. We loved the quiet location up a little lane but still enjoyed the 5 minute drive into the busy fishing village. The best of both worlds! We all enjoyed the most amazing bakery in the village. Thank you so much for everything. We hope to come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful place, clean, good location if you treasure your privacy.

  • 5 of 5

Marvelous place to stay, very roomy living room, nice patio overlooking the pool. Well equipped kitchen and BBQ. The landlord is always reachable, in case you need anything. Perfect retreat from the noisy everyday life. Agia Efimia is only 5 minutes away with car with all the places to eat , boat hire , etc. Small, charming village, with nice people.

The downside of the house is that the downstairs room/bedroom with billiard / doesn't have door , it is connected with a staircase to the living room and have zero privacy.

All and all I recommend staying at this property , if you're planing to visit the northern side of the island!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful and private

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautiful and very relaxing. It was kept lovely and clean and had sunshine in the garden all day long which we took advantage of on the sunloungers. The towels which are provided were lovely and soft too.

The beds are nice and comfy, we found a remote for the aircon in the bedroom drawer, this worked well when we realised how to use it. . However the house is quite shaded inside due to the awnings so didn't need it often. We opted for having the patio doors open with the insect screens across instead. The pool is lovely and clean and warm once your in. It's deep enough for a good swim. I enjoyed the lovely fruit trees and beautifully manicured gardens( I did pick a lemon or two for our drinks, very nice too ). I have nothing negative to say about the villa, just be mindful of you leave food on the kitchen side there will be ants after a short while so make sure food is put in the fridge, we realised this after making a small buffet to graze on. There are an abundance of different animals and insects although none that bothered us The owners came and Introduced themselves and even booked a taxi for us, upon arrival we were provided with some small bits to start our first day without a trip to the shop (tea coffee, some bread, fruit and wine) lovely gesture. The villa feels very safe,secure and private, you have access to the whole villa and a high fence separates you from the almost identical one next door. Getting to the villa for the first time was not the easiest in the dark when we arrived just because there are no road names, but once you've found it you won't forget.

There are supermarkets and fuel stations close by, if you stay at this property you will need a car as it is too far to walk to agia efimia, I would say a car is a must in kefalonia anyway. Charcoal for the BBQ can also be got at the garage. Agia efimia is beautiful but there are other beautiful places to see on the island top so travelling about is a must. Agia is relatively small and quiet as are many of the town's locally. The beaches are pebbled so we found beach shoes help.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good Location

  • 3 of 5

We booked Villa Katerina for 9 nights based on the reviews and photos.

We corresponded with Lida, who managed the booking, and she was helpful and efficient. We arrived around 6pm and were met by the Owner who was waiting for us. We had a quick handover and the first impressions were favourable.

The good points:-

Good location. Bakery a few minutes walk away and also a petrol station and general store nearby.

The Villa was clean and spacious and the pool was also very clean.

The bed linen and towels were changed twice during our stay.

Convenient off road parking. We parked in the more shaded space by the back door.

Billiards table was put to good use. (needs some chalk cubes)

The owner responded quickly to our text messages.

The not so good points:-

The Villa has two air conditioning units in the two bedrooms. I was told by the owner that the cooling setting is factory set at 25deg C. That is a completely useless setting for a bedroom and hence there was no cooling effect whatsoever. Fortunately we were there at the end of May- earlyJune and not in the peak temperature months but it was still uncomfortable on a few nights.

The kitchen is poorly equipped, a mishmash of cutlery and mugs with lots of empty cupboards and very little else. No supply of basic everyday things like salt & pepper, cooking oil, silver foil, cling film or even toilet paper etc

There was a bottle of wine and some bread & butter etc for us on arrival but there were no wine glasses. A text message to the owner sorted that out and a set of wine glasses and tumblers were brought over the following day.

No instructions for the Satellite TV, again a text to the owner and he came up and got it working.

Towels badly need replacing

No comments book for previous people to recommend restaurants, places etc

There is a brick built BBQ outside but no BBQ utensils, no lighters etc. We bought a large bag of charcoal and only used about 20% of it but I wonder if that would be left for the next renters. We left whatever we didn't use, lots of bottle water, and a few things in the fridge etc.

Overall we still had a good holiday but with some more thought from the owner it would have been more enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meanwhile, the automatical setting of 25°C has been removed! Air conditioning is now working from 18°C onwards! Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking the time to write your impressions for Villa Katerina. For us, the feedback of our guests is very important in order to maintain standards, and where necessary, make improvements. So, we have added some essential items in the kitchen, like salt, petter, silver foil, etc., furthermore wine glasses, cups are now provided. Also, a guest book and instructions regarding the working of TV/DVD will be provided in the next days. I am sorry about missing toilet paper, this must has been an oversight by the cleaning team. Regarding the air-conditioning, indeed there is an automatic temperature of max 25C, setted by the factory. This is in consideration of the most convenient sleep temperature, which is in fact around 25°C. Furthermore, the target of air-conditioning systems in the bedrooms is just to cool down the temperature by some °C, but not to completely change the climate of the house. Using the air-conditionings with a setting of 25°C end of May/beginning of June does not make any sense, indeed, as the temperature in this period is around 25°C anyway. But in the hot months July and August it makes a big difference and is the optimal temperature to sleep for adults and children. Anyway, we are glad that overall you enjoyed your holiday in Kefalonia and hope you will keep some happy memories.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Agia Efimia
Car: necessary


5 min drive (3.5 km) to Agia Efimia with a lot of little pebble coves, ideal for snorkelling.

4 km (10 min drive) to the most beautiful beach of Kefalonia, the Myrtos beach.

10 km (20 min drive) to the impressive beach of Antisamos with crystal blue water.


The villa is approx. 40 km from the international airport of Argostoli and approx. 40 km from the main port Poros (connecting Kefalonia with the mainland).

A Car rental is recommended.


3.5 km to the clourful yachting port Agia Efimia.

1 km to the traditional village Makriotika with a lovely tavern.

10 km to the picturesque village of Assos with Mediterranean flair, lovely taverns and a Venetian castle.

15 km to the port of Sami and its ancient Acropolis, natural beauties of the island such as Karavomilos, Melissani lake, the Drogratti cave, or the Monastery of Grilia (with fascinating views of Ithaca and the Ionian Sea).

35 km to the yachting port Fiskardo.

Further Details:

In Agia Efimia (= 5 min drive from the villa) you will find everything you may need in your holidays: Several little bays with crystal clear water ideal for snorkelling, friendly taverns, several cafés and bars, shopping facilities, pharmacy, car rental, motorbike rental, motorboat rental, diving school, cash station (EC), taxi, bus station, tourist information office, ferry to Ithaca.

This makes Villa Katerina the ideal place for families and couples looking for relaxing holidays in a quite and secluded environment, but in the vicinity of all holiday amenities. The warm hospitality of Mrs. Mema will make you feel home !


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pilarei, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
9 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Rate 4
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Rate 5
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
22 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check-In / Check-Out:
In consideration of cleaning, guests are kindly requested to check-in not before 15:00 hrs and check-out not later than 10:00 hrs. If you wish an earlier check-in or a later check-out, please contact us.

No additional costs:
Our rates include all taxes and surcharges; cleaning and change of linen and towels twice a week; Air-Conditioning; Baby-bed and high chair; pool towels, wi-fi internet.

Licensed Property:
Villa Katerina is meets the standards of the Greek Tourist Board: License-Nr. (M.H.T.E.) 0458K91000347501

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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