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Boundless Sea & Mountain Views with a Private Swimming Pool - Villa Penelope



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
A Pair of Exquisite Villas above the Ionian Sea in Kefalonia – Cherished, Private Property for a memorable holiday

Between the misty mountains and breathtaking coastline of the island of Kefalonia stands two incredible sea-view villas: Villa Odysseus and Villa Penelope.

These two nearly identical villas sit side-by-side on the same secluded 4 acres, facing an unmatched view of the Ionian Sea. Rent one to sleep 4, or rent both to sleep 8 and share a holiday to remember.

Both villas have their own private swimming pool suspended above the sea. Each also has its own BBQ grill for a truly memorable alfresco meal.

Views To The Horizon

Take your place on the sea-view hillside, a peaceful and private location with uninterrupted views of the blue horizon. Close your eyes, feel the warm sun on your skin, and breathe in the sea air. Located at the end of a secluded road, you won’t hear any traffic here...just ocean breezes.

Then explore the terrain of this majestic Grecian island. Rent a jeep to see the rugged black fir forests and the wild horses that call these mountains home.

Or spend a scenic afternoon renting a small boat and travel to the serene Lefka Beach, located just under your cliff-side villa. Explore the dazzling sea caves via kayak, or take a short six miles drive to sunbathe on one of the most famous sandy beaches on the island, Lourdas Beach. A great beach for families, Lourdas features boat and canoe rentals, jet ski excursions, and more. Drive just two miles and swim in the sparkling waters of Koroni beach.

From the villa, drive 10 minutes to the Village of Lourdas, where you can savor delicious local fare and explore the colorful culture. Travel a little further to Argostoli, the energetic capitol 15-miles away where delicious food is around every corner as well, or take a leisurely winery tour. Come find your slice of heaven by the sea!

A Holiday to Remember

Kefalonia is gorgeous year-round. One of our favorite times of the year on the island is May or September, when the ocean breezes are calm and the temperature is just right. August is another lovely time to visit: take-in the gorgeous full, blue moon through your bedroom windows.

Our Service

There’s a reason our guests return to stay at our villas year after year. Our family-owned properties have been meticulously maintained and cared for, and we live close by and on-hand for any help you may need...or dinner suggestions!

We always welcome our guests at the airport and will provide any recommendations or assistance you need to be completely comfortable here. Early check-ins and late check-outs are available upon request.

Twice a week, while you are out exploring, we will change the linens and clean the villa for you.

When you arrive you will find a welcome pack with pantry items like a bottle of local wine, fresh seasonal fruits, milk, coffee, sugar, bread, local cheeses, refreshments, beers and more, plus amenities like soaps, shower gel, shampoo, body lotion, bath salts, and a sewing kit.

The villas can accommodate up to 4 adults and a baby up to 2 years old in a baby cot.

The spacious private pool area features umbrellas and wooden deck chairs for sunbathing and a shower. The pool itself (4 x 7 m and max depth 1.70 m) is ecological and water overflowing.

All rooms feature air conditioning and luxury furnishings. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also provided.

No security deposit here – we trust our guests!

Ask us about our extended stay prices.

NOTE: Pets are not allowed.

Minimum stay: Low/Mid season is 3 nights. High-season is 6 nights.

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Villa Penelope


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More Details

Details for holiday villa Villa Penelope, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Welcome to Villa Penelope: a cliff-side hideaway for 4 guests perched over the Ionian Sea! Take a dip in the pristine pool, then sip a drink on the veranda while dinner sears on the gas BBQ grill.


In the master, stretch out in the double bed, step out onto your private balcony, or enjoy a water massage in the en-suite’s decadent shower. Two more guests are spoiled with their own private balcony in the 2nd bedroom and 2 comfortable twin-size beds. A 2nd full bathroom features a jetted tub.

Open the French doors to let the sea breeze into the living area.The rustic kitchen has all cooking essentials and a dark wood table for intimate dinners. Enjoy all the comforts of home, including original artwork by our close friend and a washing machine.


Kefalonia is famous for its verdant mountain landscape, which abuts the crystal-blue sea.Impressive limestone cliffs and caves carve the coastline and lead to magazine-cover beaches. Come find your slice of heaven!

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Just a few years ago, me and my family decided to build this villa on this lovely spot. We used to come to this land, gazing at the view, as it belonged to my father and my grand father.

Over the past few years that we’ve been renting this villa, we’ve met exciting people and made great friends. My family and me personally manage this property putting into it a lot of effort and our passion.

We are only genuine hosts, trying to share with our guests, our love for this place and the island, offering them everything we would like to have, in a home away from home.

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Ionian Sea View Luxury Villas
Paraskevas Chionis
28086 Platies Kefalonia Greece
MHTE 0458Κ9100036900
VAT Reg NoEL023857182

11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing view and service

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about our stay at Villa Penelope. The view is second to none with amazing sunsets every night. In the pictures the villa looks like it may be old but it is brand new only built in 2010 with all the modcons you need like dishwasher, microwave, oven, stove, washing machine and wifi. We even arrived to the fridge stocked with beautiful local food and drinks. It is kept in immaculate condition by it's very generous and gracious owner Paraskevas. He met us at the aiport and escorted us back to the villa so we didn't get lost and his lovely wife baked us beautiful Greek desserts.

You will need a car if you stay at this villa as it is down a long driveway and not walkable distance to any restaurants etc. However Paras has contacts with a few car rental places that will give you a good deal.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceptional & beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Everything is perfect :


The hospitality

The villa & swimming pool

The view etc...

As usual, we spend good time !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible nice experience! Come back in 2017 :)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villas two times (2014 and 2015) and decided to return in 2016. It was an excellent idea :).

Greece is our preferred destination for summer (for the last 16 years). We traveled in different locations, in different islands. We can say that, definitely, Odysseus and Penelope are the the best accommodations with gorgeous location and extraordinary friendly environment we experienced.

Since we have been here for three times already (and preparing to come back again in 2017!), I would like to mention that not only the villas stay as nice as they were first time but also we find in Paraskevas, the owner of the villas, an outstanding host and a good friend. We are looking forward to see him soon.

Thank you very much Paraskevas!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Høy standard villa med flott havutsikt

  • 5 of 5

Vår familie bestående av to voksne og to barn hadde en veldig bra ferieuke nå i sommer i Villa Penelope på Kefalonia. Huset ligger i et rolig område med en fantastisk utsikt over det Ioniske hav. Huset har et privat basseng hvor våre barn på 9 og 12 koste seg veldig.

Standarden på huset var bra og det var veldig rent og velstelt både ute og inne. Eieren Paraskevas satte sine ære i at vi skulle være fornøyde gjester. Han ga gode tips om hva som var verdt og se og hvor det var bra og spise. Han bodde på eiendommen og var tilgjengelig når vi trengte han, men han var bevisst på å holde seg i bakgrunnen. Uteområdet og bassenget ble rengjort på dagen når vi var på tur. Nytt sengetøy og håndklær og vask to ganger i uka.

Kefalonia er en øy det var spennende og utforske med bil og til fots. Vi fant forskjellige strender fra sand til stein. Muligheter for å finne strender man kan ha helt for seg selv. Også mange små koselige landsbyer og fin natur. Kefalonia framstår som en veldig frodig øy i forhold til mange andre greske øyer. Man er avhengig av og ha en leiebil for å komme seg rundt fra huset. Tar ca 5-10 minutter og kjøre til butikker og tavernaer.

Vi hadde god kontakt på email med Paraskevas før vi reiste og når vi ankom huset hadde han fylt opp kjøleskapet med forfriskninger, litt mat og ølglass i fryseren! En super start på ferien.

Denne ferien var så bra at vi nå for første gang nå ønsker og komme tilbake til samme sted.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo passato una settimana FANTASTICA!

Siamo stati accolti con una gentilezza e cordialità mai avuta altrove dal proprietario della casa (il signor Paraskevas). Appena arrivati all’aeroporto infatti ci ha accompagnato a casa, mostrandoci ogni angolo della stessa. Inoltre siamo stati molto sorpresi nell’aver trovato il frigo pieno di ottimi prodotti locali.

Parlando della lussuosa villa costruita recentemente, possiamo affermare che appare proprio come nelle foto: tenuta in modo perfetto e con una piscina e vista mozzafiato sul mare.

In conclusione non possiamo che raccomandare questa stupenda villa, 5 stelle e perfezione più che meritate. Appena ne avremo la possibilità ci torneremo di sicuro.

Un grazie di cuore a Paraskevas!

Massimo, Patrizia e Mattia

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb location, excellent facilities

  • 5 of 5

Everything exactly as per the description - this is a superb villa in a stunning location. The property was beautifully prepared, clean and comfortable, with a selection of local produce in the fridge. The owner lives close by and was very welcoming. He knows the island very well and was happy to make suggestions and recommendations about things to see and do.

There is a range of restaurants (especially "Lorraine's") and a blue flag beach in Lourdata, which is only a few km away. Skala is about 15 mins away by car or taxi and has a good range of places to eat - definitely try "Il Destino" on the main square.

Whilst a car is probably essential to get the most out of the stay, taxis are plentiful and charge reasonable rates.

No hesitation in recommending this villa, which is equally suited for family holidays, for quiet get-aways, for romantic breaks and for honeymoons!

Very happy with the overall experience, and will almost certainly return again at some future point.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cave Lake of Melissani
Drogarati Cave

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Airport of Cephalonia at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Koroni View at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Port of Poros at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Koroni View at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Koroni beach at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary


The villas are a 20 minute drive from both the international airport of the island (direct flights from UK/EU) and the ports of Argostoli (scheduled journeys from Italy via Patra) and Poros (scheduled journeys from Killini) as well as a 30 minute drive from the port of Sami.

We always welcome our guests at the airport and honestly assist them in their needs.

The villas are situated close to restaurants, bars, supermarkets and gas stations and car rental offices.

Car needed.


Rental rates

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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 13.0%

Booking Notes:
At least 30% deposit in order to secure booking.
Cancellation Policy: Please contact the owner.

Changeover Day: Any
Check-in time after 14:00
Check-out time until 11:00
These hours may be different on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

The privileged and peaceful location of the property, the picturesque surroundings with spectacular sea and mountain views, the privacy that provides make this villa an ideal destination for a romantic holiday or quality time with your family. The villa is decorated with handmade pottery and paintings, gentle contribution of a dear friend of mine.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite to double bed bedroom with hydro-massage shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, WC at the ground floor with washing machine
  • Amenities provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Folding bed or baby cot can be provided for a child
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Large Double steel bed


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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


  • Taking good care of our guests is our primary responsibility. To achieve that goal, we personally manage our two villas to a very high standard. We do our best trying to meet our guest’s demands and to offer them a relaxing and memorable holiday. Providing a spotless and healthy environment is very crucial to us. Linens and towels are changed twice a week and the villa is also cleaned twice a week. Amenities are provided as well. We always welcome our guests at the airport and honestly assist them in their needs. Pets are not allowed. Early check-in and late check-out, upon request. Security deposit is not needed. Long stay prices on request. Minimum stay: Low/Mid season 3 nights. High season 6 nights. The villa is catered with a welcome pack for your arrival to get you started containing plenty of pantry items such us a bottle of local wine fresh seasonal fruits, milk, coffee, sugar, bread, local cheeses, refreshments, beers and everything that a guest would like to find on arrival.

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