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



Updated: 19-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Lida Kougianou
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, German, Greek
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

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 specialized in lovely, exclusive Holiday Rentals in Kefalonia.

“Kefalonia Holiday Homes”, 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

3 Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


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: Jun 8, 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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  • 5 of 5

We booked this villa based on the location and photos online. The villa is truly even more spectacular in reality. Mrs Mema and Mr Andrew are the perfect hosts, always greeting you with a smile and wanting to ensure your stay is perfect here - and perfect it was! Both hosts available at all times for any queries or assistance. On arrival, local food items had been generously placed in the pantry and refrigerator. The house and linen was maintained regularly and the pool was spotless and inviting. The villa itself is furnished stylishly with a luxurious yet country feel about it. We did not want to leave after spending two weeks here. Wifi is provided free of charge and maintained perfect reception at all times. The views from the house of the surrounding mountains are breathtaking. The outdoor area is spacious and private. Villa Katerina (or Villa Stefania nearby which is identical to this one) is truly the perfect getaway. The house is only a five minute drive to the stunning port of Agia Efimia and only a five minute walk to the local bakery or grocery store. A local tavern nearby is a must for traditional and delicious meals, at very reasonable prices. If you are looking for a peaceful house to escape to, look no further, it is simply perfect. We look forward to staying here many times in the years to come. Mrs Mema, Mr Andrew and Mrs Lida, thank you for ensuring our holiday was truly amazing and making the whole process from booking to checking in and out so seamless. You are a credit to the tourist industry!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Picture perfect

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't recommend villa Katerina more! The pictures, as beautiful as they are, for once don't even do the property justice. Everything is in a very good state, the location is great with loads and loads of privacy. The pool is a very good size, all amenities are there. Visit the taverna in Makriotika for true hospitality. Wholeheartedly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Argostoli at 40 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Sami at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Makritotika at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Agia Efimia at 3 Kilometres 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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
20 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 7
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • rural


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • 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, air-conditioning, 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.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

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


  • 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, bathroom and air-conditioning. 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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