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Turtle Beach Villa, Ratzakli, Nr Skala, Kefalonia

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Ratzakli Nr. Skala, Kefalonia, - Just 500m From The Beach Voted As The Best Family Friendly Beach On The Island

Villa Eirene is situated just 600m away from the famous Turtle Beach where the protected turtles known locally as Caretta Caretta nest. As a result the protected beach remains quieter than most offering families the true chance to relax on a beach that gently slopes into the warm Ionian sea where children can happily play all day long. The villa offers all the comforts you would expect including free wi-fi and air conditioning in every room. 8 people can sleep in comfort in the 4 bedrooms and a cot is available if requested. The poolside has 6 sun-loungers and a patio table and chairs for those evening meals cooked on the BBQ. If you don't want to cook then the nearby village of Katelios has some of the best fish restaurants on the island where the fish is caught fresh daily. If you are more active and want to try some water sports then Skala is just a 5 minute drive away and the town has a good array of shops, bars and restaurants.

Approved by the Greek Tourist Authority (not all private villas have the required EOT certificate)

More Details

Tony Joannou
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Tony Joannou

I live in England with my wife and 3 children. We are animal lovers and have had dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, gerbils and fish.

I run my own business which unfortunately means we can't escape to the sun as much as we would like!

Tony Joannou purchased this villa in 2012

Why Tony Joannou chose Kefalonia (Cephalonia)

We bought our plot of land in Kefalonia in 2006 after falling in love with the island, its beautiful beaches and friendly people.

We chose the location because its minutes from 'turtle beach' which we absolutely love. The beach has the softest golden sand I have ever seen and slopes gently into the warm blue Ionian sea making it a safe play area for our children.

The beach is protected as turtles nest there and the result is over two miles of beach with just a handful of visitors.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is nicely placed in the middle of two nearby towns, Katelios which boasts its famous fresh fish restaurants and the more lively Skala which has a good choice of bars, restaurants and shops.

The villa is just a 40 minute drive from the airport at Argostoli which is the capital and has the main shopping centre.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ratzakli in Elios Proni

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to main bedroom with bath/shower, basin and wc. 2 further bathrooms to the ground and first floor with walk in showers, basin and wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom (double bed) with en-suite bathroom and access to large balcony. Pool bedroom (double bed) with direct access to pool side. Two further twin bedrooms all with air conditioning. A cot is available if requested.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Outside: 24sqm pool with large patio area. Patio table and 6 chairs for alfresco dining and 6 sunloungers to soak up the Kefalonian sun. The villa also has a brick built BBQ, outside shower and garden with seating. The upstairs balcony has a patio table and two chairs, just right for morning coffee or afternoon tea. Secure parking within the grounds. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The price includes cleaning once per week when all towels and linen will be replaced. Towels for poolside are included but not for the beach.


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Turtle Beach Villa, Ratzakli, Nr Skala, Kefalonia
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Excellent location. Very clean. Well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay. The villa had everything we could possibly need. Angela is available 24/7, even on a Saturday night when we managed to lock ourselves out! Good restaurants nearby. Excellent beach nearby. Thank you for letting us stay, we'd love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much review its very much appreciated and we are so glad you enjoyed your time in our Kefalonian home. We would love to welcome you back again. Tony & Mandy
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Perfect villa, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect warm welcome, greeted by food parcel so we didn't need to shoot off to a supermarket.

Large enough for a family of nine or groups of couples.

Villa is perfect, clean, fresh,cool with air con and all mod cons.

Location 5 minutes to skala, 10 to katelios, kaminia beach 2 minutes drive down a steep hill, but perfect sandy beach for small children.

We will book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sam, its really nice to know that our home on Kefalonia lived up to your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Yamas! Tony & Mandy
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Absolutely fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

A big thank you for the loan of your home on Kefalonia, you were right, the island is very special and the people are very warm and welcoming.

We could not have chosen a better spot, the nearby beach is probably the best we have ever been to, shallow, sandy and wonderfully warm. It was safe for the kids to play and unlike most beaches, really quiet, very exclusive.

We found Skala a great place to head to most nights as it had plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. Katelios is very Bohemian, a great place for sea food.

The villa was just in the right place to get the best of all the nearby features.Car hire is essential though as the local village only has the one restaurant although it does serve fantastic food.

Everything in the villa was as described, it all seems very new and was a great place to stay; love the electric shutters and gates, felt like we were 5 star guests.

Would definitely stay again and would like to thank Tony for giving our family a very special holiday that all of us enjoyed and will live in our memories for a long time.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's really appreciated Joe. I hope to welcome you back again in the future. Tony & Mandy.
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Great villa, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks for the 'loan' of your lovely villa. Had a great time, quiet area, close to the beautiful Turtle beach. Lovely sea views from the villa. A great welcome pack of food items on arrival and the mid week clean and bed linen change was greatly appreciated.

The villa had everything (and more) that we needed. Great restaurant on turtle beach for lunch and/or dinner. Good choice for us vegetarians in all restaurants.

As only 10 minutes drive from Skala and Katelios can soon be in local towns.

Bonus for family was a great local dog 'Bes' who was a regular amusing visitor.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Duncan, the comments are greatly appreciated. I hope to welcome you back at some point in the future. Tony
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Just 500m from the beach considered the most family friendly on the island. Soft sand gently slopes into the clear ionian sea where our children have played safely in the warm water for many years.

Nearby is the family run beach cafe where drinks, ice cream and food can be purchased along with the all important toilet facilities.


Car hire is essential and can be pre booked from the UK. Recommended car hire companies are Hertz or the local firm CBR, both which have offices within or near to Argostoli airport. The villa is approximately 20km from the airport and main town.


Skala and Katelios are both approximately 2km either side of Ratzakli. The capital Arogostoli is approximately 20km from the villa, about 45 minutes drive.

Further Details:

The main supermarkets can be found on the Argostoli - Skala road, but local supermarkets in both Skala and Katelios have enough for most families.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ratzakli, Ionian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
20% deposit is required at the time of booking and full payment must be received at least 8 weeks before departure. A full refund is given if cancelled 8 weeks or more in advance but none is given if cancelled after this time.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible but the property must be vacated by 11.00 am. The villa will be available for occupation by 3.00pm

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted for the villa are for each night staying. The price includes all linen, bedding housekeeping and pool cleaning. A welcome pack is also included on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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