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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:
22 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Peaceful, family-run studios with great views and sunsets. Super guest reviews!
average rating of 4.75 based on 45 reviews
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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4

Excellent value & wonderful helpful owner

  • 4 of 5

Our first visit to Eagles Nest Studios did not disappoint!

The property was very clean and well maintained, especially the swimming pool which was always immaculate and not over chlorinated.

Marina, the owner, provided a lovely "welcome pack" which got us through the first 24 hours before we shopped..

We were impressed with the regular linen changes, and the storage facilities were more than adequate; we also loved our own outdoor drying rack.

Opening our shutters to find the sparkling blue of the Ionian Sea spread out before us was a highlight and a memory stored forever. We even managed to spot resident eagles soaring above us, three together on one occasion.

One highlight for us was walking down to Liza's Grill for dinner where we were wined and dined wonderfully well by the owner. Her sea bream and sea bass were tasty treats. Even the walk back to Eagles Nest for setpagenarians was manageable, perhaps aided by Metaxa!

In order to see the beauty of Kefalonia, a car is essential and we took in the sights of Assos, Poros, Sami, Petani Beach and Atheras Beach as well as local Lourdas Beach which we love.

Sadly during our stay, the bus which used to run from Lourdas Beach to Trapezaki did not operate. Hopefully this will change, especially for older folk who find difficulty with the climb up from the beach.

One supermarket we like to frequent is Super Market Maria where you are always welcomed in Greek style where they stock a superb range of groceries, many of which are in small quantities and ideal for self-catering.

Marina was exemplary in her care of visitors, often treating us to her lemon yogurt desserts. Nothing was too much trouble for this amiable lady and her entourage of three beautiful canines.

Would we recommend this property, definitely and we will return asap!

Thank you Marina, Patrick and Graham

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful location, stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived Marina could not have been more helpful.

No request was too much, we soon felt at home in the clean well appointed apartments.

Set up a steep hill from the road down to the sea the location is wonderful, the morning view across to the island of Zante was always stunning.

The quiet location is ideal for those who do not want the noise and bustle of a tourist area. However there are a selection of tavernas and shops within easy reach, especially if you have the use of a car. Marina will find you a local car hire firm if you ask her!

After chatting to other guests it became apparent that we were in the minority as first time visitors to Kefalonia . Many of them were loyal returnees to the studios.

We had a fabulous week there , making the most of the great pool and the sunbeds and umbrellas.

We asked Marina to recommend places to visit and places to eat . We especially enjoyed the food at Lisa's grill at the bottom of the hill, regularly eating a range of freshly cooked Greek dishes, all at a reasonable price.

Also Spiro's in the busier local village run by his entire family it seemed.

We also enjoyed visiting a quirky bar opposite and trying several of the vast array of local craft beers on offer.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Marina's studios for a quiet peaceful holiday.

We like to hope that we will return in the near future.

Thanks to Graham too who met us at the airport.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Very friendly, great views, lovely pool.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was in a very central location for town and beach, lovely views from balcony. Marina very friendly and helpful. Several other guests were repeat visitors, one couple staying for a month so that recommendation says a lot about the property and area. Really nice pool, and nearby Trapazaki beach excellent. Van Gelis boat trip to Ithaca was really enjoyable. Only downsides were that the mattresses and pillows very hard, and kitchen space very limited, could have done with some work surface for food preparation. Lourdas area and the south of Kefalonia generally ideal for a late autumn beach holiday

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very complimentary review, save for the matter of the beds in your studio. We will certainly look into that for next season. For the future it should be said that Marina is on site and will always do her utmost to make our guests comfortable. As for the kitchen space there we do have a dilemma as we like to keep the studios as uncluttered as possible. However we can provide additional work surface when asked. Thank you for pointing these matters out.
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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 4
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£379
for 7 nights
£379
 
 
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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