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Bed & Breakfast With A Pool And Views Of The Mountain And The Venetian Castle - Daphne

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights




Sleeps 2 - 3. Large 1 bedroom room with double bed, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning.

Formerly a part of the main farmhouse, this room has been converted into a spacious guestroom. The walls are made up of thick stone, making the room refreshingly cool in the summer and the furniture is a sophisticated blend of antique and modern. The bedding is of the highest standards to ensure a good night's sleep, and both feather and foam pillows are provided. There is a large cupboard to hang your clothes and a spacious desk sits under the window.

About the property


At the Gentilini Retreat we want you to de-stress and enjoy a different kind of holiday. Sit on your private patio, glass of chilled Gentilini wine in hand and look up at the dazzling display of stars on those long, balmy nights of summer. Breathe in the scents of rosemary, lavender and fig. Stroll around the farm estate with its century old olive trees which now produce an exquisite organic extra-virgin olive oil, or indulge in a hobby such as drawing, painting or photography. Gather succulent figs from the farm's sprawling trees. Enjoy a delicious complementary breakfast, made up of local produce, thyme honey from the estate's bees, eggs from our hens, and fruit freshly picked from the trees in the orchard. Then take a dip in the cooling waters of our large pool. As a guest of the Retreat you also have privileged access to the world-acclaimed Gentilini Winery and a private tour of the historical Gentilini Mansion that has been restored to reflect the grandeur of the past and is not open to the general public. The central location of the Retreat also makes it perfect for exploring everything this wonderfully diverse island has to offer.

Eleni Cosmetatos
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Greek
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2017

About Eleni Cosmetatos

Hi, I am Eleni, your host. I studied in the UK so my English is excellent. I will do all I can to make your holiday a memorable one on Kefalonia and at the Gentilini Retreat. I live year-round on the Estate, so I can assist you whenever necessary. I look forward to meeting you!

Eleni Cosmetatos purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Eleni Cosmetatos chose Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

The Gentilini Estate, which is called Prassato, has been in the Gentilini family since the 1770's, a dowry brought to Demetrio Gentilini by his young bride. The monumental size of some of the olive trees bear witness to continuous cultivation since antiquity. The owner would take up residence in the original two-storey house during harvest time, to ensure that his part of the produce would be paid in, the land being farmed on a share-cropping basis. The buildings on the estate have now been converted to host guests in the summer months, while the rest of the estate is farmed organically to produce a boutique extra-virgin olive oil.

What makes this cottage unique

The Estate is a magical place. Everyone who comes tells me that they really feel as though they have the place to themselves and can really unwind. You cannot help but relax here. However, it is also so perfectly located close to all the main roads of the island that everything is within easy reach, whatever the mood. I really feel as though the Retreat is truly unique on the island. Something completely different.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Paradise on Earth, Cephalonia’s hidden Gem. If you want peace and quiet, beauty and nature, or just to get away from the noise of your standard hotel then this is the place to be. Your senses will be spoiled with natural aromatherapy just by breathing the air of this beautiful place. You feel as though have this place all to yourself. The owner, Eleni, will bend over backwards to make sure your stay is the best and most memorable one you'll ever have."

"Gentilini Retreat is out of the commonplace. It is magical! It is calm and quiet, the rooms are made with love and Eleni, the owner, is lovely. Don't miss to be there! It is an experience, unique in a lifetime!"

"Drop your cases in your bedroom facing the vines and in the shadow of olive trees, and make a beeline for the tempting swimming pool. Night-time is absolutely peaceful and the clear sky twinkles with stars. Enjoy a glass of Robola and take a deep breath of the air imbued with the fragrances of thyme, lavender and fig trees!"
Sep 2012
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Booking Notes:
Please contact me for the booking procedures.

Changeover Day:
Usual minimum stay is a week, but I do make concessions for a three night stay, depending on availability.

Notes on prices:
Breakfast is included in the price of the room.
Charge for third person in a room is +15 euros per night.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Argostoli in Ionian Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Garden
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Each room is furnished with: En-suite bathroom (modern plumbing/constant hot water) Screens on all openings Plug-in mosquito machine Air-conditioning Good-sized refrigerator Hot water kettle Hair dryer Soap, liquid soap, tissue paper, kitchen paper, napkins Plates, cutlery, mugs and wine glasses Spacious desk Private patio with table and 2 wicker chairs, 2 deck-chairs and side table. STANDARD SERVICES Daily cleaning and making of beds Linen is changed twice a week Complimentary Wi-Fi can be arranged Continental Breakfast is served daily in our breakfast area under the pergola. We can arrange for a hamper or meals for you through our unique Grocery Concierge/Private Chef Service. Free Parking near your room. Outside: Each room has its own outside private patio area furnished with a wooden table, 2 wicker chairs, 2 deck-chairs and small side table. The pool, tucked away in its own area of the estate, is a large 13m by 5m and is for the exclusive use of property guests. At the pool there is a fridge where you can chill your beverages and snacks, a toilet and a shower. There are plenty of sunbeds for all with comfortable cushions, and shade is provided by the trees. Special dinners and picnic hampers can be arranged for those who do not want to leave the property through our unique Grocery Concierge/Private Chef Service. A 1km track runs around the estate and is perfect for jogging, bicycling or just strolling around. Dry-wall seating throughout provides tranquil spots for you to enjoy the luxuries of nature, the heady aromatic scent of wild herbs and the natural beauty of the place, giving you the chance to unwind and re-charge your batteries. Breakfast is served under the vine-clad pergola




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