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Six, peaceful, family-run studios enjoying fabulous sunsets, close to beach.

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Studios on Lourdas Beach, Kefalonia, Greek Islands. - All with south-west facing balconies overlooking unspoilt, safe, sandy beach 50 meters away

STOP PRESS !!! Easyjet release their schedule for 26th June to 24th September 2017 on November 3rd 2016.

* 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 local taverna,included.

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

* Use of nearby hotel swimming pool, without charge.

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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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 in 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).

Call Manager
Speaks English, Italian

10 Reviews

4.5
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? This is a place of pure tranquillity. The location is perfect - super close to the beautiful beach. The room, although simple has everything you could need - Diona has given careful consideration to everything you may need to make you comfortable - even down to putting pegs on the washing lines on the balcony for you to dry your towells etc! The room was clean and presentable and Diona came each day to change my bin as she knew I was cooking for myself and perhaps creating a bit more rubbish than most.

Diona was wonderful - it's true she speaks little English but the language of friendship,warmth and kindness needs no words!

As I was a lone traveller for the first time, I felt Diona,Graham and even Dionas friends made me feel truly welcome and cared for, but also respected my privacy as they knew I was happy in my own company.One of my favourite afternoons after being 'rained off' from the beach was spent having coffee and chatting under the vines with Diona, Marina (check out her gorgeous hotel too - Eagles Nest), Bebe and 'Dennis' (I send my love to you all)

The village is very small with a little mini market for basic needs but there is a larger supermarket in a nearby village where they come and collect you by car, take you to their shop, return you and even help you carry your shopping to your room! The information for this will be in your welcome pack on arrival. I mostly cooked for myself and found everything I needed to do so in the room - I would often sit on the balcony to eat as I watched the sun setting, listening to the sea gently lapping the sand - bliss.

On arrival there is a generous welcome pack - my eating habits are quite irregular, but after mentioning this to Graham, they adapted the pack especially for me - allowing me not to worry about immediate shopping needs at all - very thoughtful and much appreciated. Nothing is too much trouble for them!

I ate fresh fish at the restaurant right at the end of the beach (apologies for not knowing it's name) and it was divine - worth the walk to it for sure.

We had a few crazy storms whilst I was there and had rain most days (along with lots of sunshine) so it's incredible for me (as a self confessed 'sun worshipper')to say that this has got to be one of my most favourite holidays! The rain most certainly didn't put a dampener on it at all.

Would I recommend this property to a loved one? In a heart beat - and circumstances permitting I will be back again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice studios close to beach

  • 4 of 5

These studios are clean and reasonably well equipped!! Fantastic welcome pack so even if you arrive late you needn't worry about having an empty fridge!! Klematis taverna was one of our favourites!! We would certainly recommend Beach side studios!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol and Peter for your review. We take your point about "reasonably well equipped" and are improving matters as I write. As for the welcome pack I'm proud to say I recommended the beer and wine! All the best from Graham, with Diona and Spiros Kamilatou
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4

A peaceful, relaxing location

  • 4 of 5

10 days of bliss. The studios so close to the beach and facilities.

An excellent choice of restaurants within walking distance, all very friendly and most welcoming.

Our studio was on the 1st floor, we had breakfast every morning on our balcony looking out to the clear blue ocean in glorious sunshine.

Dionisia, the owner maintained her studios to a high standard and was most helpful in seeing to the needs of all her guests.

We had fresh eggs delivered one day.

The studios, very clean and comfortable.

It was a great holiday and hopefully we will be back in the future.

Joyce and Sue

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A little gem in the perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at beach side studios for 1 week and really really enjoyed our stay. Diona was very friendly, despite limited English, but this doesn't matter, as her friend Graham did all the liaison before we arrived, and very kindly picked us up from the airport. The room is basic, but spacious and it is worth it for the fantastic views from the balcony - we loved sitting there in the evening. The beach is less than a minute's walk from the studios, and only one or two minutes from mini markets and tavernas that serve fantastic food and have very friendly staff. Don't come here if you are looking for luxury, but if you want a relaxing and authentic experience of Greece, Beach Side Studios is definitely the place to go!! Having travelled all around the island during our stay, and seeing other accommodation, we felt that we had definitely come up trumps with this place. Very good value for money and we wouldn't hesitate to come back here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kefalonia (EFL for flight enquiries) at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lovides at 50 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Lovides at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Lourdas at 50 Metres 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, Monarch 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 loacl bus service operates.

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

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£349
for 7 nights
£349
 
 
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£399
for 7 nights
£399
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£499
for 7 nights
£499
 
 
Rate 4
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£579
for 7 nights
£579
 
 
Rate 5
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£629
for 7 nights
£629
 
 
Rate 6
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£459
for 7 nights
£459
 
 
Rate 7
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£349
for 7 nights
£349
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£203
for 7 nights
From
£29
 

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.

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 per studio per week is requested to confirm your booking, with the balance 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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Updated: 23-Nov-2016
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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.

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