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Stay at our peaceful, family-run beachside studios and enjoy fabulous sunsets

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Studios on Lourdas Beach, Kefalonia, Greek Islands. - All with south-west facing balconies overlooking unspoilt, safe, sandy beach 50 meters away

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

* Collection from airport, included

* Generous welcome pack on arrival at Beach Side Studios, included.

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

* No car necessary (unless you like to go exploring!).

* Use of nearby hotel swimming pool, without charge.

Why wait any longer? Booking your stay at Beachside Studios is as fast and simple as choosing your dates and clicking the BOOK NOW or INSTANT CONFIRMATION button to the right of your screen. If your dates are available, you will be directed to fill out our basic travel and payment information forms. Once your holiday is booked with us, we guarantee that it will be an unforgettable experience you will want to repeat very soon!

The mellow terracotta coloured Beachside Studios stand back from the beach itself in a magnificent and quiet location with Mount Ainos National Park behind and Sissia Monastery to the south. They were built 15 years ago by Diona and Spiros Kamilatou and are surrounded by the family's own fruit and vegetable gardens where aubergines, figs, lemons, cucumbers and tomatoes flourish together with bourgainvillea, passion-flower and French marigolds.

A few minutes level-walk along the beach-side road there are excellent local tavernas, bars and two mini-markets and yet more villagers' gardens with bananas, courgettes and citrus trees growing.

In the summer-months a local mini-bus takes visitors to larger supermarkets, bakers and butchers in the neighbouring villages of Lourdata and Vlahata and also to the sandy beaches at Kanali and Trapezaki Bay.This is why we feel renting a car is not essential unless you are keen sightseers.

More Details

Property Manager
Diona
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Diona

My name is Diona Kamilatou and I enjoy helping guests experience Greek hospitality!

I was born in the village and have lived in Lourdata all my life.

My husband, Spiros, can often be seen tending the garden. Lourdata enjoys it's own micro-climate. There are many small gardens and allotments along the sea-shore and that is what makes our village unique on the island.The soil here is very fertile and we grow everything we need for the table including aubergines, courgettes, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, figs and lemons.

I look forward to welcoming you to Kefalonia and to this very special seaside village of Lourdas (Lourdata).

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Kefalonia (EFL for flight enquiries)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Lovides
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Lovides
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Lourdas Bay
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Lourdas beach is 50 meters from the studios and guests can hire small motor boats and pedaloes too to explore the bay. There are a number of other beautiful beaches within walking distance.

Travel:

The journey from the airport takes about 20 minutes and our price includes collecting you from the airport. (NB no aircraft noise can be heard from the studios because they are not on the flight path).

There are direct flights to Kefalonia from most UK airports. Airlines include Easyjet, RyanAir, Thomas Cook, Thomson, Norwegian Air and Jet2

Distances:

The studios are approx. 30 minutes walk uphill to Lourdata and Vlahata where they are more local tavernas, supermarkets and bakery. During the season a local bus service operates.

The capital - Argostoli - is approx. 20/30min by car or public transport

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lourdata in Livathou

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Where more than two guests stay in a studio we charge 25 euros per additional guest per week. This is payable in cash during your stay.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with pedestal basin, bathroom cabinet with mirror and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Each studio has double & single beds for up to 4 Notes on bedrooms: Beachside Studios are flexibly furnished for max 4 guests. Depending on the size of the group they can have: Double bed and single bed (2 or 3 guests); Three single beds (3 guests) A camp bed or cot can be added. Each has dressing table & bedside cabinets
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: Beyond the studios are fruit and vegetable gardens, a lawn, shaded seating and parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (except beach towels) and bedlinen are all included. They are changed every 3 or 4 days as required. Each studio is cleaned twice-weekly. Other: The balconies face the ocean & have full-size awnings to give protection from the sun. Each is furnished with traditional-style table and chairs. And from here guests can relax, read or enjoy meals looking at the amazing Ionian sunsets and sparkling sea.

Reviews

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Stay at our peaceful, family-run beachside studios and enjoy fabulous sunsets
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Hertfordshire, UK
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A great holiday in lovely accomodation

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved Lourdata/Lourdas Beach. The beach on the south side is stony, take some beach shoes, but becomes sandy at the north end. The apartments are basic but all we wanted, we were able to prepare breakfast, others were cooking lunch and dinner, and we had a large fridge for all we wanted to keep cold. The large ceiling fan kept us cool enough but the aircon was useful on the hotter days. Web were met by Graham, and he explained where everything was, and one of the lovely ladies presented us with some tomatoes fresh for the garden. We had a balcony and despite being on the ground floor were able to see the sea and beach. Sun beds are available on the beach either side of the apartments, for €6, but Diona supplies a few free beds and brollys if preferred. We ate in all, bar one, of the tavernas and did not have a bad meal in any of them. As said the apartments are basic, but they were cleaned the towels and bed linen changed every other day, and the bins every day. If you are looking for a quiet base by the beach, with lovely sunsets and a nice clean apartment I would definitely us Diona's Beachside Studios.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Graham and Theresa for your review which we much appreciate.
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5

Best holiday for a long time - a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful 5 days at Beachside Studios. Had the best holiday that we’ve had in a long time. From the moment that Graham picked us up from the airport it was all great. The welcome pack which included tea, coffee, butter, wine, beer and fruit was a bonus and saved us having to go straight to the shop. The apartment is a little basic in some ways, but that was fine for us – it was very clean and they cleaned it all and replaced all the bedlinen & towels 3 days into our stay which was lovely. We ate out every lunch and dinner time as we were spoilt for choice with all the tavernas – must be 6 or 7 within walking distance. We didn’t have a bad meal at any of them and service was always friendly and welcoming. Particular favourites were Klematis and Lourdas Mare, and also Lorraine’s Magic Hill with fantastic views. So great to be able to get to the beach in a matter of seconds. In all, a chilled out, relaxing place to stay with everything you could want right on the doorstop.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect holiday home on lovely beach

  • 5 of 5

Wish we were back there now!

After arrival from England we were greeted at Kefalonia airport by the lovely Graham, baring gifts of ice cold water, who then drove us to the property.

We were so pleased with our accommodation which really did have everything we could wish for a perfect stay. The rooms were spotless and cool - the air con worked brilliantly as did the wifi. There was a lovely welcome pack with water/wine/beers/ fruit/ bread/ tea/coffee/jams etc -wonderful.

We dumped bags and headed straight to the beach - which was literally on our doorstep. A lovely surprise was that Diona had provided sun loungers and umbrellas that were free to take and use every day of our stay - a huge bonus. The children were excited as there were various noodles and buckets and spades that others had left behind too.

The beach is lovely with white pebbles and then sand out to sea. The water was crystal clear and calm for most of the week and then occasionally the breeze would get up and the waves would come in - usually in the afternoons - but this was lovely after baking heat.

Daily coffees, milkshakes, ice creams and beers were purchased and meals had at Crete's bar, next door to the apartments - lovely Crete, her mum and her friendly staff looked after us well, all speaking good English.

Diona's apartments were always lovely to come back to after a day at the beach as the rooms were cool and showers worked well. Diona was in every other day to change beds and everyday to change bins.

Diona doesn't speak a lot of English but her cousin does and is available to help with any problems as is Graham who was brilliantly helpful during our stay.

Diona and her husband tend to their beautiful vegetable and flower gardens in front of the apartments daily, they looked so pretty and were always humming with butterflies. Diona gave us a watermelon and some lovely tomatoes during our visit. Her husband took the children up to his garden further up the hill and showed them his many goldfish and fruit trees.

There was a bad fire in the hills behind the property at the end of the second week and everyone had to be evacuated from the properties on Lourdas Beach. Even though it was worrying at the time everyone we dealt with could not have been more helpful or kind and it did not spoil our holiday at all.

Diona's studios and Lourdas beach are very special places and we are all longing to come back again now we are home!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Scenary!

  • 5 of 5

Nothing was too much trouble for Graham, who picked us up from the airport and Diona who had a welcome batch of groceries waiting for us on arrival- great extra touches. The apartment was a stones throw away from the beach, the views from the balcony were amazing and there was a lovely kitchenette if you didn't want to venture out to eat. Lots of lovely taverns, a beautiful beach.. and the island was amazing if you wanted to hire a car to explore. Will definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property in very good location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a very restful and enjoyable holiday in Diona's Beachside Studios. The studios are in an excellent location a stone's throw away from a very good beach. The apartments are a good size and kept very clean on a regular basis. Sheets and towels are changed every 2/3 days also the bins are emptied at the same time. Diona and Spiros are lovely and did everything they could to make our stay the best it could be. There are only a few tavernas on the beach front but more can be reached if you can make a steep hill. The food is wonderful wherever you eat. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone, although if you like to explore or want a more lively centre, you will need a car.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Suited us perfectly

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days at Diona's and would love to have spent longer. The apartment was everything that it said on the website, clean and well-maintained, and had all that we needed. It was perfectly situated - close to the beach, plenty of tavernas and a mini-supermarket. (A larger supermarket can be found up the hill in the neighbouring town and there is a minibus that runs to and from Lourdas if you don't want to do the uphill walk.)

You won't need a car unless you want to visit the rest of the island.

We felt that Lourdas itself offered the perfect balance of facilities and local charm without being touristy and overpriced. We had good service and food in all the tavernas and staff were all really welcoming.

Diona and Graham looked after us very well, all our questions or queries were dealt with, and help given beyond what would generally be expected. I cannot fault the hospitality that we received, thank you to both of them.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
 
Close season
16 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£249
for 7 nights
£249
 
 
Rate 1
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£147
for 3 nights
From
£49
£319
 
 
Rate 2
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£349
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£429
 
 
Rate 4
16 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£479
 
 
Rate 5
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£549
 
 
Rate 6
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
From
£59
£389
 
 
Rate 7
1 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£45
£299
 
 
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 Beachside Studios on any day you wish. 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 £279 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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