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Peaceful, family-run studios with great views and sunsets. Super guest reviews!

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Marina Studios in Lourdata, Kefalonia, Greek Islands - Large Pool. Breath-taking Sea & Mountain Views. Quiet Location. Near Beach, Tavernas & Supermarkets

* Direct flights from the UK, virtually daily. Our arrival days are flexible.

* Collection from airport, included

* Welcome pack on arrival at Marina Studios, included.

* Complimentary litre of house wine with your first meal at local taverna,included.

* Private balcony with fabulous sunsets across the Ionian Sea.

At Marina Studios gifts of locally grown fruit, honey and yoghurt are just part of the warm welcome awaiting you by owners Marina and Patrick Petroutsou. They are resident at the studios & over the years have become well-known for their generous Greek hospitality. 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. Each studio has a south-facing balcony with breath-taking views over the sweeping bay of Lourdas & across to the island of Zante, see photos. The studios have open-plan compact kitchenettes with good storage & equipment to enable guests to prepare light meals with ingredients which can be bought in the village supermarkets or at the colourful fruit and vegetable stalls in the island’s capital town Argostoli - 20 mins’ drive by car. Guests can spend the day in the grounds, swim and relax by the pool or at one of local beaches. At night there are many tavernas and bars often with live music and Greek dancing!

More Details

Property Manager
Marina Petroutsou
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
31 July, 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.

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The ensuite comprises toilet, shower and basin. Towels and linen are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 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.

Reviews

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Peaceful, family-run studios with great views and sunsets. Super guest reviews!
average rating of 4.744681 based on 48 reviews
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a one week stay at Marinas Studios and it just wasn't long enough!

The view from the balcony is stunning, the pool area is clean and tidy and still has the same amazing view.

The apartment itself is spacious and although the kitchenette is basic it is enough to make a simple breakfast/lunch.

The walk to the beach is very steep on its return but you don't get the view without the hill!

Marina is a perfect hostess, very helpful and always cheerful. All correspondence with Graham was very quick and informative.

I would highly recommend Marinas Studios and we would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you both enjoyed yourselves - come back for two weeks next time!
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a very welcoming peaceful studios near to Lourdas

  • 4 of 5

This is our third consecutive year in Kefalonia at the beautiful but quiet resort of Lourdas and we were extremely pleased with our accommodation at Marina Studios. The Studio was excellent value for money, very clean and comfortable and had magnificent views over Lourdas Bay towards Zante. The pool was also very comfortable and relaxing and was never crowded. The studios are in a good position, being 15 minutes walk away from the beautiful Lourdas Beach which is a good base for sunbathing, some water sports and a good selection of tavernas and bars. We particularly liked Lourdas Mare for good value Greek food and Klimatis restaurant and cocktail bar in the evenings. There is a small and friendly taverna (Lisa's grill), a bar and a supermarket 5 minutes walk away from the studios which were all good. During July and August there is a bus service taking you down to the beach, up into the main village and even to nearby Trapezaki beach and Argostoli. There is a very good choice of tavernas in the main village, as well as supermarkets, a bakery, pharmacy and car hire rentals. We hired a car for part of our stay in order to explore more of the island and we would recommend this to other visitors. The weather was ideal, being hot and sunny for the whole duration of the holiday.

We should make special mention of Marina. She speaks very good English and was extremely friendly and helpful, sorting out car hire at a very reasonable rate during our stay and also our taxi to the airport.

We hope to be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Four of us booked 2 Apartments. We were collected from the airport at 11.00pm by Graham who was waiting for us and drove us the 20min to the property, this took all the stress out of a late arrival.

To our surprise Marina had prepared us a hot meal of stuffed peppers that was totally unexpected and very grateful for. There was also water, beer, milk and other provisions already in the fridge.

We were very pleased with our apartments on the middle floor next to each other, fantastic views from the balcony and the rooms very clean and well maintained.

We had a arranged a hire car delivered to us the following morning at 9.00 and spent the week exploring this fantastic greek island. We ate out every night at the local restaurants which I would recommend in the order of Lorraines Magic Hill, The Olive Lounge and Lisa's, we enjoyed every one of them.

I have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear from you. Marina always likes to provide something for our late arrival guests. It brings a long day to an enjoyable conclusion!
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5

Great accommodation with tremendous views

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is excellent value for the price and the owner, Marina, was extremely helpful even providing little treats when staying round the pool. The pool and room were spotless with bed linen and towels changed frequently. The view from the balcony was tremendous especially the sunsets.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation to anyone wanting a holiday in Lourdata.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

clean, comfortable and spacious, with wonderful vi

  • 4 of 5

a wonderful stay, Marina is a great hostess, we would definitely return there. very clean apartment with an amazing view, and Marina spoiled us by bringing snacks, coffee etc around the pool!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous holiday in quiet studio

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday, studio was clean and view was amazing. We hired a car for 3 days and Marina sorted this for us, nothing was too much trouble, she is a great host available when you need her. We did lots of walking the area is very hilly, most people staying had a car all the time. The area is very quiet, had pool to myself most mornings whilst the other guests were out in their cars.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kefalonia (code: EFL)
Nearest Barpub
O Platanos
Nearest Restaurant
Lisa's Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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. 20 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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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£399
for 7 nights
£399
 
 
Rate 6
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£339
for 7 nights
£339
 
 
Rate 7
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£289
for 7 nights
£289
 
 
Close season
16 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£249
for 7 nights
£249
 
 
Rate 1
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£289
for 7 nights
£289
 
 
Rate 2
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£329
for 7 nights
£329
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£369
for 7 nights
£369
 
 
Rate 4
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£389
for 7 nights
£389
 
 
Rate 5
16 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£419
for 7 nights
£419
 
 
Rate 6
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£439
for 7 nights
£439
 
 
Rate 7
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£379
for 7 nights
£379
 
 
Rate 8
1 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£329
for 7 nights
£329
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£249
for 7 nights
£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 week. i.e. the studio rate is only £299 for a couple staying for seven nights in June 2016. Our prices include free collection/meeting you at the airport, a generous welcome pack (see photo) 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.

A deposit of £100 per studio per week is requested to confirm the booking. The balance is payable six weeks before arrival.

STOP PRESS !!! 20% discount off list prices for confirmed booking for 2017 received by 31st October 2016. Confirmed means a deposit of £100 per studio per week booked. Simples!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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