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Stay at our peaceful, family-run studios on a Greek Island - Super guest reviews

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Marina Studios in Lourdata, Kefalonia, Greek Islands. Top floor studio.

• Amenities include air conditioning, internet, parking, and more

• Quiet location features breathtaking sea and mountain views

• Close proximity to beaches, tavernas, and supermarkets

• Direct flights and flexible arrival days from the UK, offered almost daily

• Airport transfers are included

• Receive a welcome pack upon your arrival at Marina Studios Enjoy a complimentary litre of house wine with your first meal at a local taverna

• Relax on your private balcony and witness spectacular sunsets across the Ionian Sea

At Marina Studios, indulge in our gifts of locally grown fruit, honey, and yoghurt, as part of the warm welcome from owners Marina and Patrick Petroutsou. As residents at the studios, Marina and Patrick have become well-known over the years for their generous spirits and Greek hospitality.

Each of our studios is traditionally furnished with twin beds and features additional space to accommodate an extra bed or cot if necessary. Attached to each studio is a south-facing balcony with impressive views over the bay of Lourdas and the picturesque island of Zante. For those days when you want to unwind and prepare your own meals, our open-plan compact kitchenettes provide everything you need, including optimum storage room and equipment. Visit the village supermarkets or find fresh, locally grown ingredients at the colourful fruit and vegetable stalls, only a 20 minute drive away in the island’s capital town of Argostoli.

What are you waiting for? Booking your stay at Marina Studios is as fast and simple as choosing your dates and clicking the Book Now or Instant Confirmation button to the right of your screen. If your dates are available, you will be directed to fill out our basic travel and payment information forms. Once your holiday is booked with us, we guarantee that it will be an unforgettable experience you will want to repeat very soon!

At Marina Studios, we want you to enjoy your holiday on your own terms. As our guests, you are welcome to spend your time exploring the grounds or take a dip in our relaxing pool. We are also conveniently located just a short distance from Lourdas beach; a Blue Flag certified beach, as well as other, more secluded beaches. Experience incredible hiking trails along the coastline and if you are feeling particularly adventurous, take a trip to the top of Mount Enos. See the wild horses and bask in 360° views of the stunning Greek vista below. At night, choose from one of the many tavernas located nearby, and delight in live music and Greek dancing!

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More Details

Property Manager
Marina Petroutsou
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Greek
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2017

About Marina Petroutsou

We are Marina and Patrick Petroutsou.

After many years living in the USA we came back to the island of Kefalonia where Patrick was born, to build and run our family business - Marina Studios.

Here in the traditional Kefalonian village of Lourdata where many of our relatives and friends live, we offer you everything the independent traveller could wish for, including very competitively priced accommodation!

We live on the premises and visitors have told us that it is like "having a friend downstairs" because we are available if anything is needed.

This is our aim- to provide guests with a warm welcome, relaxed Greek hospitality and friendly service.

Our friend Graham runs this listing for us and helps us correspond with our British guests. You can contact him on 0044 7769 880358

Marina Petroutsou purchased this apartment in 2001

Guestbook comments from the manager

The hospitality was superb and the owners Marina and Patrick could not have done more to make our holiday so enjoyable. The room was spacious, bright and spotlessly clean. Laura and Ben, Colchester June 2013



There are just so many great things about this place that if we listed everything it would turn into an essay! Suffice it to say, if you're looking for a lovely, peaceful, relaxing place to stay go here! Trevor & Claire, Northampton. June 2013



With fantastic views of the sea and coastline from the balcony and dramatic mountainous landscape behind, Marina Studios have the best views we have ever experienced. The rooms are clean and spacious with enough facilities to make your stay comfortable. Sue and Paul, London September 2013
Oct 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lourdata in Livathou

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • For more than two guests in a studio we ask for 25 euros/week per person paid in cash during your stay. This covers the extra cleaning and laundry.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The ensuite comprises toilet, shower and basin. Towels and linen are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 Bedroom Studios Notes on bedrooms: Each of the spacious air-conditioned studios is traditionally furnished with twin-beds & there is ample room for an extra bed or cot if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The studios are on three floors with wide staircase to each floor. Outside: The grounds are level and include lawns, large pool, terrace, parasols and sunbeds Other: These studios each have their own sea-facing balcony and balcony furniture. Very spacious (30 sq.meters in size) Each studio is cleaned mid-week and towels and linen are also changed at this time. The studios have T.V. and internet access via Wi-Fi.

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Stay at our peaceful, family-run studios on a Greek Island - Super guest reviews
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5

Wonderful stay at Marina's Studios in Lourdata

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our two week stay at the Studios. From the moment that we were met at the airport by Graham until we left two weeks later, we could not have had a more perfect time.

Marina is always on hand to ensure that everything is 100%, even going to the trouble of making us a meal when we arrived late in the evening. The welcome pack was excellent, with everything (including wine and beer) to start us off.

The views from the studios are beautiful, looking across the sea to Zante in the distance.

Marina arranged for a car to pick us up and take us to and from the local mini market to do our shopping and she helped arranged car hire too. A good tip is to make sure you have a car on your last day so that you can drive yourself and your luggage to the airport.

Several times when we were lazing by the pool Marina would give everyone things to eat that she had made herself. Wonderful.

The studios are up a steep hill from the nearest restaurant (Liza's Grill - where you get a free litre of wine with a voucher supplied by Graham). There is then another steep walk down to Lourdas beach and our favourite restaurant, Lorriane's Magic Hill (probably the world's best Moussaka). But the walk is worth it for the beautiful views from the studios.

The only criticism I would say is that the Owners Direct website states that the studios have a bidet, but there wasn't one in our bathroom.

I would wholeheartedly recommend these studios to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sincere apologies for saying there is a bidet in the bathroom, which there isn't. Something got 'lost in translation'. We have deleted that piece of information.
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5

Very relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing 2 weeks at Marina's studio.the booking was stress free ,from the initial communications all the way through being picked up from the airport by Graham(thank you ).The studios are very clean ,spacious and they all have amazing views.Marina is a lovely host she couldn't do enough for you.we loved it there and we will return.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Affordable Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had been to Kefalonia 30 years ago on a sailing holiday when we stopped in Fiscardo and Agia Efimia and other Ionian ports. Looking to return to Kefalonia, I found this property and it sounded wonderful and almost unbelievable! We booked 19 days and it couldn’t have been any better. The apartment, the view, the pool, the location, the beach and … Marina (!) were all so amazing. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were to have found a jewel like this!

We arrived August 24th in the afternoon and were picked up at the airport and delivered to the apartment where there was a great welcome-pack waiting. We opened the doors to the balcony and were greeted with the most fantastic view out over Lourdata Bay and the Ionian Sea, across to Zante. The colours were incredible. And when you thought it couldn’t get any better … there were the sunsets! The pool with umbrellas and lounges was beautiful with the same amazing views, always relaxing and never crowded. The room was spotless with bed linen and towels changed every 3 days.

We had arranged a rental car to be delivered to us at the apartment; however that fell through due to some sort of misunderstanding. Marina took control and arranged an alternative rental which was better and cheaper – Tasos at easyRent was great. Even though we had a car we walked everywhere from the apartment – to the beach, to the tavernas, to the market, etc. It was hilly and occasionally a challenge, however it was always worth it

There is an excellent choice of tavernas close by, along the beach and in the main village, along with supermarkets, a bakery and a pharmacy. We had some fantastic meals. Of note and within walking distance were Liza’s Grill just a 5 minute walk down the hill, Dionysos also close by and Lovides at the eastern end of Lourdas beach. In the main town, there was Spiros and Captain Zorba. All were relatively small family run tavernas and the food, service and the people were great.

When not relaxing at the apartment / pool or walking to the beach and swimming, we spent our time exploring Kefalonia. With an area of only 781 square kilometers and a coastline of 245 kilometers, we still managed to put on nearly 1000 kilometers on the rental car. We visited the towns and villages of Argostoli, Fiscardo, Assos, Agia Efimia, Sami, Lixouri, Lassi, Poros, and Skala. We saw Melissani Cave, Drogarati Cave, Katavothres, Kounopetra, Loggerhead Turtles in Argostoli Bay, De Bosset Bridge, Monastery of San Gerasimos, Castle of

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Affordable Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had been to Kefalonia 30 years ago on a sailing holiday when we stopped in Fiscardo and Agia Efimia and other Ionian ports. Looking to return to Kefalonia, I found this property and it sounded wonderful and almost unbelievable! We booked 19 days and it couldn’t have been any better. The apartment, the view, the pool, the location, the beach and … Marina (!) were all so amazing. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were to have found a jewel like this!

We arrived August 24th in the afternoon and were picked up at the airport and delivered to the apartment where there was a great welcome-pack waiting. We opened the doors to the balcony and were greeted with the most fantastic view out over Lourdata Bay and the Ionian Sea, across to Zante. The colours were incredible. And when you thought it couldn’t get any better … there were the sunsets! The pool with umbrellas and lounges was beautiful with the same amazing views, always relaxing and never crowded. The room was spotless with bed linen and towels changed every 3 days.

We had arranged a rental car to be delivered to us at the apartment; however that fell through due to some sort of misunderstanding. Marina took control and arranged an alternative rental which was better and cheaper – Tasos at easyRent was great. Even though we had a car we walked everywhere from the apartment – to the beach, to the tavernas, to the market, etc. It was hilly and occasionally a challenge, however it was always worth it

There is an excellent choice of tavernas close by, along the beach and in the main village, along with supermarkets, a bakery and a pharmacy. We had some fantastic meals. Of note and within walking distance were Liza’s Grill just a 5 minute walk down the hill, Dionysos also close by and Lovides at the eastern end of Lourdas beach. In the main town, there was Spiros and Captain Zorba. All were relatively small family run tavernas and the food, service and the people were great.

When not relaxing at the apartment / pool or walking to the beach and swimming, we spent our time exploring Kefalonia. With an area of only 781 square kilometers and a coastline of 245 kilometers, we still managed to put on nearly 1000 kilometers on the rental car. We visited the towns and villages of Argostoli, Fiscardo, Assos, Agia Efimia, Sami, Lixouri, Lassi, Poros, and Skala. We saw Melissani Cave, Drogarati Cave, Katavothres, Kounopetra, Loggerhead Turtles in Argostoli Bay, De Bosset Bridge, Monastery of San Gerasimos, Castle of

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely relaxing holiday..

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great holiday at Marina's we didn't want to leave! Really lovely studios with great views from all rooms. Clean, comfortable and well equipped rooms. Marina's welcome pack was very useful too...bread, eggs, cereal, wine and beer! Graham picked us up from the airport and made it very easy getting down to Lourdas so a good start to the holiday. Lovely clean pool area with plenty of sunbeds and parasols overlooking the sea. Local tavernas are all of a good standard, in particular, Lorraine's Magic Hill, The Olive Lounge and Liza's Grill just down the road. Marina will call the supermarket and they'll come and pick you up and drop you back with your shopping! Marina is such a lovely lady and really wants everyone to enjoy their time here. We felt very confident that any problems would be quickly resolved.(we didn't have any!) A really relaxing atmosphere was just what we were after and we found it at Marina's. I'm sure we will return one day.

Thank you Marina, Patrick & Graham for a wonderful holiday..X

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Such a nice time at Eagle's Nest

  • 5 of 5

We passed ten days of August at Eagle's Nest in Kefalonia. The apartment is basic but nicely done up and there is everything you need for great summer holidays. The view and the sunsets were fantastic.

We were picked up from the airport, which was perfect for us, because we had no car.

As we arrived, Marina prepered bread, marmalade, honey, musli, fruits, wine, beer and water for us, so we could directly visit the beach, without going shopping first.

During the 10 days, our apartment was cleaned twice.

From Eagle's Nest it's about 10-15 minutes down to Lourdas Beach which is very lovley. The way back to the apartment is hard because it's steep, but that was okay for us. There's a bus to the beach and back I think, but we didn't really notice it.

There are many beautiful restaurants and bars down at the beach and some little markets for buying the most important things.

All in all our holiday was perfect and we would recommend you to go there too, if you like to have a relaxing summer! :)

Finally, I have to emphasize that Marina is such a kind person and we thank her very much!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Kefalonia (code: EFL)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
O Platanos
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Lisa's Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Lourdas beach
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The beaches of Lourdas (Blue Flag Beach), Kanali and Trapezaki are a short downhill walk. Although guests will be met at the airport and escorted to Marina Studios which are approx. 25 mins drive, it is strongly recommended that visitors hire a car for either the duration of their stay or a few days in order to explore the island and visit the main town of Argostoli.

Kefalonia has many beaches – sandy and pebbly, amazing caves, monasteries, hiking trails and woodland walks to explore.

Travel:

There are direct flights to Kefalonia from most UK airports from April to October. Flying time is little more than three hours. Airlines offering direct flights are Easyjet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson, Monarch and Jet2.

Guests booking holidays at Marina Studios will be met at the airport and escorted to their studio

Distances:

The airport is approx. 20 mins drive from Marina’s Studio.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lourdata, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Close season
16 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£117
for 3 nights
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£39
£249
 
 
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1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£135
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£289
 
 
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1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£153
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£51
£329
 
 
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1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£171
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£57
£369
 
 
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1 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£189
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£389
 
 
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16 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£207
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£419
 
 
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1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
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£439
 
 
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1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£177
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1 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£153
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3 night minimum stay
£117
for 3 nights
From
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£249
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
You may book to arrive at Marina Studios on any day. Therefore guests can travel on a weekday when fares may be less expensive !

Notes on prices:
Prices are shown in £'s sterling per studio per day and per week. The minimum stay is three nights with a reduced nightly rate for seven nights or more. Our prices include free collection/meeting you at the airport, a generous welcome pack on arrival at Marina Studios and a complimentary litre of house wine at a local taverna . Where your stay covers two price periods we allow for that in the overall price. Note you can book to arrive any day you wish.

Manager'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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