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Villa within own estate. Large pool, gardens above the turtle beach of Kaminia



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Villa in Ratzakli, situated between Skala and Katelios, Kefalonia, Greek Islands, Greece - Stunning villa, sleeps 7, just a few minutes drive to the beach and very close to Skala and Katelios

Villa Valentina is set overlooking the Ionian ocean and the neighbouring island of Zakynthos within its own extensive grounds, on the outskirts of the historical village of Ratzakli nestled between the resorts of Skala and Katelios. Views from the balconies and terrace areas are breath-taking looking out to sea surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Ionian sea stretching across the horizon in front of you. To the rear there are olive groves and the mountains beyond with footpaths taking you to other outreaching villages. A great location for those seeking seclusion, yet minutes from the main resorts.

Set in its own gated large private grounds, the closest neighbour being 200m away in the nearby village of Ratzakli, which also has its own cafe, this gives the guests a combination of luxurious surrounding, a laid back atmosphere and dramatic scenery. Within a few minutes drive/walking distance of the turtle beach of Kaminia and several other beaches along the shore, restaurants and shops. The village of Ratzakli, Kaminia beach and Katelios are all within comfortable walking distance.

The villa is beautifully furnished and is built over three levels. The open plan split level living area has a fully fitted modern kitchen which is very well equipped with all the appliances and utensils you would need. There is also a beautiful dining area with table and chairs. On this level is a luxury shower room and a large master bedroom with terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens and out to sea and the neighbouring island. With ample wardrobe space, TV, Wifi connected, dressing table. Steps from the formal dining area lead down to the lounge which is on the lower level. This is comfortably furnished with leather sofa's and chairs, coffee tables and also has a satellite flat screen TV with a full list of channels including sports, childrens and film channels, DVD player, games and books for all ages. This further leads onto a very large covered patio with outside dining and large purpose built barbecue area with additional seating.

Upstairs there are two further large bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, king sized bed and single bed, dressing table and well furnished, the other with an en-suite bathroom with 3/4 bath and shower over with twin beds. All of the bedrooms have either their own balcony or patio making it perfect for those travelling with extended family members. Additionally, there is a cot/playpen, highchair available. The lounge areas have large patio doors leading onto gardens and terraces with additional seating and dining areas for you to relax and enjoy the views.

The landscaped gardens are mainly laid to lawn with plentiful flower beds containing a variety of shrubs and plants and fruit trees, there is a separate garage in the grounds where you will find additional utilities as well as washing machine, additional sink and beach umbrellas, large professional table tennis. The large swimming pool terrace with its private 11 x 5. 5m pool and Roman steps is a great place to relax and unwind, with amazing views out to sea. New for 2016 is a large pergola area offering additional seating, particularly enjoying the floodlite pool and surround for cocktails in the evening. There are loungers, seat, tables and umbrellas a plenty. Hydrotherapy massage jets in the pool if you are not quite relaxed enough.

Table tennis, Boulle and outdoor games are all available for your use. A selection of beach umbrellas, mats and floats are at your disposal to take to the beach.

The villa is serviced twice weekly with fresh towels and linens. The swimming pool is professionally maintained every other day with regular water checks for hygiene and safety.

Hampers and other services are available on request. We can also accommodate weddings and other special occasions, entertainment, chefs and staff. Please contact the owner for your special requests prior to booking.

Just below the villa is the beautiful long sandy turtle beach of Kaminia within the bay of Mounda. It is around a 2 minute drive downhill. It is easily walkable and would take about 20 minutes, however the road is steep and windy so will take longer coming back up and may not be suitable for everyone. This beach is relatively unspoilt and rarely gets busy even in high season. The beach is a nesting site for the Loggerhead turtles and is a great place for those that enjoy conservation. There are a couple of cantinas selling drinks, snacks and ice creams throughout the day and you can hire sunbeds and umbrellas. The beach itself is very gently shelving into the sea, making it perfect for children and adults. It is also the nesting site for the protected loggerhead turtles who come back every year to lay their eggs in the soft sand. A 2 minute drive west along the coast will bring you to the laid back resort of Katelios. Renowned for its fresh fish, you will find many restaurants along the beach front boasting fresh fish caught that very morning often by the restaurant owner! The beach is also gently shelving and sandy with sunbeds and umbrellas and motorboat hire. 5 minutes by car in the other direction and you will come to the more bustling resort of Skala, which has a large choice of good quality restaurants, café bars, gift shops and supermarkets together with a fairly laid back nightlife. Visit the Roman villa which has beautiful mosaic floors and a temple. If you wander through to old Skala there is even the remains of an old amphitheatre.

The blue flag awarded beach at Skala is long and gently shelving. There are a couple of beach bars selling drinks, ice creams and snacks throughout the day. Sunbeds and umbrella are available for rent and there is also a watersports centre on the beach. You can also book local cruises from here to neighbouring islands or take a trip on the glass bottom boat. In the height of the season there are horse and carriage rides, horse-riding and novelty train. There is also several restaurants offering fine dining, cocktail bars and entertainment offered by the hotels.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

My husband is a District and County Councillor serving the community in Essex and I work for the public sector in a professional capacity.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay in your villa, it was like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way! We really appreciated the thoughtful way you had designed it and loved all the different shady seating areas.

It was lovely to have such a comfortable bed in the main room downstairs – we have had some very hard mattresses in Greece before! The pool was fabulous and very much appreciated by us all and the gardens were lovely with amazing colour & beautiful flowers. Such a great position too, so close to Kaminia beach which was our favourite for swimming, and near Katelios with its tavernas & shops.

We drove back to Poros on a number of evenings and ate there as it is one of our favourite places, but it was great to have the option of Katelios close at hand.

Thank you so much for a lovely holiday – it was just what we needed.

Best wishes

Jul 2016
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Beautiful, spacious villa with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Valentina enjoys a remote, high up location, with stunning views of the rugged mountains, sea and beach, yet it is just a few minutes drive away from local amenities, the pretty village Katelios and the much busier and touristy town of Scala.

The villa is very spacious and very well presented and offers excellent facilities. A real feature is its outdoor space - a huge pool and outdoor area, with stunning views of the sea and Zakynthos Island. Outside are a variety of terraces, seating and dining areas, allowing everyone to really spread out.

We particularly enjoyed sandy Kaminia beach a few minutes drive away, so quiet and peaceful and Katelios village close by in the evenings - great waterfront restaurants and bars. Pleasantly busy very friendly offering delicious fresh fish. We hired a motor boat from Katelios one day and explored the remote beaches and enjoyed a sea kayaking expedition in and out of caves from Argostoli.

A memorable holiday made all the more special by having such a lovely villa to stay in.

Would advise having a car.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Villa Valentina are English owners and always strive to improve the property and amenities to meet and exceed guests holiday experiences. The villa also offers hydrotherapy jets, a large pool, a great outdoor barbecue area, professional table tennis, satellite TV and Wifi and more. With so much to do on the island from horse-riding, water sports, boat hire, sailing, quad biking, off road 4 x 4 experiences, walking and other specialised activities, Kefalonia is still an island that has not been spoilt. A safe, family friendly island, it offers everything the holidaymaker would want and more which sees guests returning year on year.
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Lovely villa with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

A lovely villa, well designed perfect for both sun lovers and others who prefer to sit in the shade whilst both enjoying the fabulous views. Great facilities , very clean and well maintained. A good pool although take care when getting out as easy to slip on the surrounding tiles. Definitely need a car as easier to go to bakery, shops , restaurants and although you can walk down to a lovely, sandy beach at Kaminia it is not so easy to walk back up. Driving in and out of the drive can be a bit tricky but there is a mirror to help one way. We did a couple of boat trips from Skala, one to Ithaka and the second up to Fiskardo with both very enjoyable and could swim from the boat on way back. Also drove to Argostoli one morning to see the turtles which swim round the fishing boats on the quayside.

We had a very enjoyable time and would definitely recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, superb villa

  • 5 of 5

Arrived in Kefalonia. Lovely small airport and only 30 minutes to the villa. Excellent instructions and the villa went well beyond anything we have stayed in before. We wil definitely return and have already booked for 2016. A hidden gem!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Ater visiting the island of Kefalonia some 15 years ago and being already well travelled, we knew that Kefalonia was a place that we wanted to visit again and again. With its unspoilt beaches and the locals very welcoming, its culture and history, it made each and every stay more special. Finding a piece of land virtually by accident only days of being advertised it was meant to be and here we are. Having a plot of land and a bespoke house taking in all the breathtaking views of the sea and beyond to Zante, Kefalonia is a very special place to us and we hope that we can share with our guests the love we have for the island.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Argostoli at 29 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Poros at 12.8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Kaminia, Katelios and Mounda Beach at 350 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Watersports (parasailing, pedal boats, doughnuts), quad biking, off road safaris, hiking, cycling, 4 x 4 road trails, horse riding, donkey riding, cookery courses, mini cruises, glass bottom boats, coach trips, vineyards, wine tasting, local cuisine, caves, lakes, scrambling, touring, scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, boating. Historical sites - Roman, Myceanean. Neighbouring islands: Ithaka.


A two minute drive or comfortable stroll takes you to the beautiful turtle beach of Kaminia within the Bay of Mounda. This is a beautiful unspoilt sandy beach with gentle shelving and is ideal for families as it has very safe bathing. Walking distance to Katelios and a short drive to the busier resort of Skala.

The island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world including Myrtos beach (famously shown in the film Captain Corelli), Agia Ifima, Skala to name but a few.


Kefalonia has its own airport, Argostoli which takes approx. 35 minutes to drive which is now serviced by budget airlines Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe, Thomas Cook. The island also has two major sea ports of Sami and Poros which connect to the mainland of Greece. You can also island hop to the mythical island of Ithaca or if staying longer on the island why not visit the neighbouring island of Zante!

Car hire is not essential but recommended to take advantage of what the island has to offer.

Therre is a water taxi operating between Katelios, Skala and Poros in the main Season offering those without a car to visit the main neighbouring resorts.


200 metres to the nearest village of Ratzakli which hosts a modest cantina and shop.

Katelios is a 15 minute walk away, a few minutes by car and has mini market, butchers, fine fish restaurants, cocktail bars and beach. This is the place where you can also hire small motor boats for daily hire. Look out for the visiting Loggerhead Turtles!

Skala is a 5 minute drive away and has a high street with a good array of shops, mini markets, bakeries, fine restaurants some with evening entertainment, larger hotels, cocktail bars, on site watersports facility on beach.

Further Details:

Apart from the glorious coastline of Kefalonia, there are plenty of further tourist attractions for visitors to see, experience and enjoy.

The capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli, located on the south-western coast, is a very lively spot and central to much of the island's action, being home to many quality attractions.

Visitors will also find plenty to see within the villages and resorts of Assos, Fiskardo and Sami, which each have something quite different to offer in the way of tourist attractions.

Many holiday makers on Kefalonia also like to sightsee whilst enjoying a leisurely glass-bottom cruise, taking a hike through the countryside. Alternatively, why not visit one of the many locations featured in the blockbuster movie, Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

The island is great for sports, especially biking, hiking, scrambling in the not so hot months and also of great interest for bird watching and seeing the beautiful flora and fauna in the Spring. The Spring months are the best months to walk, bike, horseride and see the wildlife and flowers.

Skala is beautiful and has several historical sites such as a fine mosaic floor which was part of a Roman villa and a temple which is currently being restored. You can also explore and look for the old amphitheatre above old Skala.

The capital of Kefalonia is Argostoli was devastated by the 1953 earthquake and very few original features remain. However, it has an attractive waterfront around the beautiful bay, which features a colourful fruit market, for farmers to sell their produce, good shops, restaurants, theatre and museum.

There are so many beautiful places to visit such as Assos, Fiskardo, Myrtos beach (renowned for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world), the castle of St. George, St. Gerrasimos cathedral to name but a few.


Rental rates

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1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £150.00 security deposit will be taken and is immediately refundable on return.

Please Note: All wire transfer bookings are legally binding agreements and payment must be made within 3 working days from the date of your reservation.

We are not able to accept wire transfer payments if your booking has been made within 2 weeks of your arrival date. Only debit, credit card or PayPal payments can be accepted.

30% deposit to secure the booking and the balance 8 weeks prior to departure date.

Changeover Day:
Arrival times from 15:00 on day of arrival.
Day of departure, we ask guests to vacate by 10:00 a.m. unless special arrangements have been agreed.
Changeover days are usually Saturday's although we can be flexible.
Holiday duration can also be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Please note that all rates and prices are subject to change and for a final booking quote you should contact the property owner directly.
Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card (VISA, MC or AMEX). We require a 30% deposit and the balance payment 8 weeks before arrival.
A 3% credit charge will be added to your final bill together with a £150.00 damage waiver which will be refunded once the holiday has taken place.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Rest and relaxation. A little piece of heaven on earth, but we also enjoy the good food, Greek culture and have made some good friends, which makes each visit even more special. With the villa being situated close to turtle beach of Kaminia this is a wonderful place to holiday with the children and to share special memories. We love our home in Kefalonia and it is our pleasure to share it with our guests. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional service for guests staying at the villa. We have English staff servicing the pool, garden and property ensuring that each guest's visit is as memorable as possible. As we have both worked with international delegates we are well aware of the standards that people expect when travelling and staying at a villa. Kefalonia villa holidays vary tremendously and many you will find are not well equipped and not always state what is on the label, so to say. We ensure that our villa meets the highest standards and we take feedback and constantly ensure that the villa meets the needs of our guests over and beyond their expectations. We have a dedicated website at http://www.valentinavilla.net where you can book online securely using debit or credit cards. We ask only a small deposit to secure your holiday with the balance 6-8 weeks prior to departure. We hope that we can welcome you to our lovely home.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Power showers, sink with large mirror over
  • Bedroom 1/ground floor bathroom has a large luxury corner shower, sink/dresser with large mirror, toilet. Bedroom 2: 3/4 bath, shower over, sink, large mirror, toilet. Bedroom 3, shower, toilet, sink with large mirror. All provided with luxury towels


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 x kingsize beds, 2 single beds all in 3 suites bedrooms (plus one cot) Notes on bedrooms: Large master bedroom: king sized bed, fitted wardrobes, safe, dressing table, TV, large patio with coffee table, seatee and chairs, Luxury corner shower room: toilet, dresser, sink and large mirror, air conditioning. Bedroom 2: two single beds, side cabinets, fitted wardrobes, dressing table, reading chair,lamps and tables, air conditioning, ensuite 3/4 bath, balcony. Bedroom 3: 1 kingsize bed, dressing table, side table, reading chair, 1 ensuite shower room, balcony with furniture (further single bed available by request) Cot, playpen, highchair available


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The property has been beautifully furnished and surpasses that which is usually found in a let villa The large swimming pool is monitored regularly and water quality tested The gardens are beautifully maintained Cot/playpen available at no extra charge Highchair available Fully air conditioned Mosquito screens to all windows and patio doors. Shuttered windows opening onto sea and mountain views. Floodlit pool area and lighted pool at night. Outside: Private swimming pool 11 x 5.5 metres, Roman steps, hydrotherapy jets. Large patios, two covered, several sun loungers, steamers, umbrellas, coffee tables, outdoor dining, large barbecue area, professional table tennis, Boulle and games. Utility Room: The large garage houses an additional utility area, sink, washing machine, external clothes rotary clothes dryer. Table tennis, beach equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All rooms made up and linen/towels included. Towels are provided and are refreshed mid and end week. Guests staying two weeks or more will receive the same ongoing services. Weddings, Food hampers, on site chef can be provided on request Other: The pool area is extensive and the villa offers everything you need. The villa is ideal for those wishing seclusion and the necessity of having to take a car. The villa is fully serviced and food packs, beauty treatments, cooking available on request.

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