Villa Avali Family
This lovely 3-bedroom, 120 sq.m villa, provides accommodation for up to 6 guests. Greek tourism enterprise registration no: MHTE: 0458K10000410301. Located directly on the seafront, overlooking blue crystal clear waters and sandy shores, has direct access to the sea and is a cost-effective holiday option for families with children or a romantic getaway for couples and honeymooners. The villa is set in an elegantly landscaped lawn garden with a private terrace, where you can set up a barbeque. The Villa’s ground level consists of a spacious living room which combines a sitting area, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The living room opens up to a front lawn and breathtaking, panoramic sea views. A small bathroom serves this floor. Floor-to-ceiling doors lead out to a large roofed outdoor area with a built-in BBQ and outdoor dining area .
A flight of steps leads to the upper level which includes the master double bedroom, a second double bedroom , a twin bedroom and a bathroom
Both villas, Avali Family and Grand Avali, offer privacy in exquisite surroundings—the scenic terraced gardens lead straight down to the water’s edge, where a gate divides the property from the sea and the flat rocks below, which is suitable for sunbathing and swimming. One can also continue on to the beautiful sandy St Thomas’ Beach, which is a mere 3 minutes’ walk from the property . Our villas are the ideal choice for people looking to enjoy the sun and the sea secluded from the crowded touristic areas of the island. They have direct access to the sea and are a cost-effective holiday option for families with children or a group of friends. Avali sea resort is also the ultimate honeymoon location on Cephalonia island. Special prices are available for large groups wanting to rent both villas.
Check the owners site for more information :
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Spyros Stamatelatos
I am 41 years old, born in Athens-Greece and I live and work in Cephalonia with my wife and 2 children. I have studied Physical Education (majoring in watersports) and I manage the two villas together with my sister Nickol, who is the co-owner.
Check the owners site for more information : www.avalisearesort.com
Spyros Stamatelatos purchased this villa in 2006
Why Spyros Stamatelatos chose Kefalonia (Cephalonia)
The two villas were originally built with the purpose of serving as our private holiday homes and as such were lavishly equipped. Economic recession in Greece and the overwhelming increase of property taxes drove us to the decision of sharing the villas . Luckily, Kefalonia is one of the world’s most stunning holiday destinations and a lot of people, mainly families from Northern Europe, visit here every summer, in order to enjoy the charming beaches and the high quality resorts.
What makes this villa unique
The property is just 30 meters from the coast and two minutes’ walk from the lovely sandy beach of St Thomas, in a unique location, overlooking the turquoise water of the peaceful cove below, as well as the majestic slopes of mount Ainos. The villas were originally built in 2006 and renovated in 2013, with modern needs and comforts in mind. Both villas offer luxury in exquisite surroundings and boast fantastic sea views. Enjoy the sun and the sea with privacy avoiding the stressful commute to the crowded beaches. Those who enjoy a more active holiday, can take advantage of the sea-kayaks and surfboards which are available for use to our guests free of charge.
A 30% deposit must be paid to secure a booking.
Changeover Day is flexible
Check in at 15:00 , Check out at 10:00
(7 traveller reviews)
The villa is in a very private and quiet location; you will need a car. Literally 30 yards to the sea, perfect views over a large lawn and out to the wonderfully blue Ionion. Facilities were very good, rooms are spacious, standard of cleanliness very high, and there are even kayaks and flotation devices available. Air con in all the bedrooms was an absolute must in August, and is efficient and quiet. Some lovely tavernas only a hundred yards away on the beach make for easy dining choices. Good supermarkets within 15 minutes will provide everything you need; and the barbecue on the terrace is fabulous. The villa sleeps 6, and my only problem was that there was not really enough lounge seating if you have a house full, but for me and my husband, the perfect holiday. Spyros is a delight and available whenever you need him. He also sends very good travel instructions and sightseeing advice. We will be back!
Fantastic villa - beautiful location
We stayed for 2 weeks in this fabulous villa - could have easily stayed for much longer! Villa description is accurate, but no words can convey its brilliant location. The crystal clear sea is literally just outside the gate, where you can sunbathe or swim off the rocks. You can walk/swim round to the lovely little beach just a couple of hundred metres away, where there are a couple of nice little tavernas.
We were met by the owner, Spyros, who was extremely helpful ,providing lots of useful information. He kept in regular contact throughout our stay to ensure everything was OK.
The villa itself was extremely comfortable, spacious, well equipped and clean. We were a party of only 3 - myself, my husband and our teenage son, but for larger parties it could benefit from an additional indoor shower. The outside shower was really useful for use after swimming.
We really enjoyed using the kayaks (provided free of charge) to paddle to nearby beaches,, including little coves only accessible by sea. Also spent many hours snorkeling watching the fish.
Nearby restaurants recommended by Spyros were all very nice and good value for money. The villa is only 30 minutes from the airport, but a car is really required to get out and about..
We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this villa and hope to go back ourselves soon.
We've had a wonderful stay (11 days) at Villa Avali. Owner Spyros has made sure we were as comfortable as possible, he's made himself available; The villa is very well maintained, clean and matching perfectly the pictures from the web site. Air conditioning made our nights perfect. The water in front of the house was incredibly clear and warm. We have enjoyed the kayaks. I recommend to rent a car. I will tell my relatives/friends about this incredible place.
The villa is gorgeous, with amazing views of the sea. It was fully equiped with anything you would need for your stay. Spyros was extremely helpful and polite. Would love to go back to Villa Avali Family
We are a family of four with 2 grown up children. We stayed in the smaller property for 6. We also saw the other property and it was equally spectacular. The location is breathtaking. The photos on their website are exactly how it is - just stunning! Accommodation clean, modern, elegant and efficient with a lovely sense of style. Home from home. They even had beach towels and sea kayaks for use! Everything was provided to make it a comfortable holiday including soaps and shampoos and washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets the kinds of things you don't really want to be buying for a 2 week stay.The owners are only a phone call away to help with anything that they are able to make the stay more comfortable. You do need a car for this location then you have access to supermarkets, restaurants and water sports activities within 20 mins. Although there is no swimming pool which for us was unnecessary the sea is literally in front of the property - 30 secs and you're in! Wonderful! Can't praise it highly enough. A wonderful home, location and delightful family owners. It was a privilege.
The best place to stay summer vacation
We spent 2 great weeks in this authentic hideaway. The scenery was breathtaking, amazing water color and truly peaceful. The villa, held by a lovely and very attentionate greek family, was very functional and easy to live in. The lawn offered great barefoot soccer for the kids. Kayaks were available too. The sea being so near, it was very convenient to take a swim then an outdoor shower and sunbath at the villa. The car was really welcomed as there were no mini market within walking distance. From the airport follow the owner’s good driving instruction rather than a GPS. The great BBQ place we have enjoyed almost every evenings. Miss it already, would definitely come again!
From the Owner
“The two villas were originally built with the purpose of serving as our private holiday homes and as such were lavishly equipped. Economic recession in Greece and the overwhelming increase of property taxes drove us to the decision of sharing the villas . Luckily, Kefalonia is one of the world’s most stunning holiday destinations and a lot of people, mainly families from Northern Europe, visit here every summer, in order to enjoy the charming beaches and the high quality resorts.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The grounds surrounding the villa can provide an elegant backdrop for a wedding party or special event of up to 100 guests. For large parties or events, advance arrangements are required, and combined rental of Villa Grand Avali and Villa Avali Family is preferable .
In front of the villas, in just 30 m distance, there is a small cove like a "natural swimming pool" where you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing on the level rocks with privacy.If you prefer a sandy beach you can descend left to the next bay, after 200 m, to meet the first beach or for more privacy, walk another 100 m, following a path to a more exotic sandy beach. Walk down the coast on the right of the villas and you will discover the most unusual rock formations and great sites for fishing.
Kefalonia Airport is about 10 km and can be easily reached by taxi or a rented car.
There are all international car rental offices (Avis, Europcar, Hertz), as well as local car rental offices prefix to serve you.
There are also always taxis available and the transfer time is about 15 mins Taxi pick up from the airport to the villa (and vice versa) can also be arranged on your behalf !
Avali resort is steps away from St Thomas Beach which is located on the southwestern coast of Cephalonia,only 12 km from the island’s capital, Argostoli, and 10 km from the island’s airport and 2 Km from Karavados Village.
There are no hotels in the surrounding area, and the few private villas are situated far enough to maintain an intimate atmosphere. Within walking distance there is a tavern and a beach canteen, while a short drive will bring you to several restaurants and mini markets.
The villas are nestled in a particularly privileged location as it provides shelter from the wind and practically guarantees calm seas during the summer, so the location is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, sea-kayaking, fishing, small boat sailing, stand up surf etc [Canoes/kayaks/ surfboards/flotation devices are provided free of charge (at your responsibility – some experience required)].
Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in Avali Cove, a "natural swimming pool" !
There are also some great walks around the villa and along the coast with the most unusual rock formations.
Check out our villas’ exact location - Type our coordinates on Google earth !!!
38° 6'54.08"N, 20°35'54.93"E : GRAND AVALI coordinates
38° 6'53.37"N, 20°35'54.58"E : AVALI FAMILY coordinates
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Ideal choice for a group of friends, a large family or two sharing, looking to enjoy the sun and the sea secluded from the crowded touristic areas of the island.
Our manager and staff are available daily, and are more than happy to help you organize and book all sorts of activities, such as private speedboat charters, sailing trips, sea kayak excursions etc and of course would love to advise you on the best restaurants and places of interest.
Avali Sea Resort is also Ideal to reach on a private boat/yacht since it lies right on the coastline in an area promising calm seas during the Summer.[Free mooring in the sea below the villa for one sailing/motor boat up to 8 meters long].
From the Owner
“The property is just 30 meters from the coast and two minutes’ walk from the lovely sandy beach of St Thomas, in a unique location, overlooking the turquoise water of the peaceful cove below, as well as the majestic slopes of mount Ainos. The villas were originally built in 2006 and renovated in 2013, with modern needs and comforts in mind. Both villas offer luxury in exquisite surroundings and boast fantastic sea views. Enjoy the sun and the sea with privacy avoiding the stressful commute to the crowded beaches. Those who enjoy a more active holiday, can take advantage of the sea-kayaks and surfboards which are available for use to our guests free of charge.”
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- paddle boating
Sports & Adventure Activities
- bay fishing
- 120 m²
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure, Outdoor Shower
- Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
- Kayak / Canoe