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FATHER TEDS is a small villa that makes a big impression. Stunning location.

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Our latest review tells you all!

FATHER TEDS is a small villa in a very private and extraordinary location with stunning views described by a local architect as the best view on the Paliki side of Kefalonia. YouTube has videos of the area.

(NB we also have a villa with a pool GR797 close by)

We never ask for a review but nevertheless received great reviews last year. Visitors are amazed by the location and view. It is away from the tourist areas but one couple still toured the complete island on their bicycles. For 2018 we have a sofa bed as well as the double bedroom.

You will have a 180 degree uninterrupted view from Father Teds. The village of Monopolata is seen below then looking out to the sea there will be sailing boats and visiting cruise ships docked near the main town of Argostoli. On the nearest side of the bay is Lixouri, the second largest town. In the distance you will see Mount Ainos at over 5000 feet (higher than Ben Nevis) and you can drive to the top of this mountain! You will be able to see the airport and beyond Zakynthos.

Father Teds is within walking distance of tavernas. The villa is ideal should you wish to get away to a very quiet location. It is close to Petani Beach recently voted the best beach on Kefalonia on a beach comparison video.

Father Teds can sleep 4 plus & we can supply a cot. (Double bedroom plus a new sofa bed for the living area).

Father Teds is next to an ancient water source providing excellent highly rated water. Nearby is also a hidden church and a cave. Even we have never visited these!

This location is very very special and if you want to be away from the other tourists and be among the friendly locals at a budget price then Father Teds is ideal.

You will never forget the unspoilt panoramic view from the terrace. Visitors fail to capture these stunning views on their cameras being so extensive.

There is 4G reception and a visitor in 2017 ran his business for a month from the balcony! There is a video player for watching your DVD's.

We just don't take your rental money but we also help you plan your stay if required. We have the required EOT license (Greek Tourist Board) and send you a map in the post on booking to help you plan your holiday.

More Details

Lesley Woor
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Lesley Woor

We have rented out holiday property in the UK, France & more recently Greece for many years and we always have the properties to a standard, furnishing and equipment suitable for our own use. None of the properties were built or bought just to rent out like so many; they were purchased for our possible long term use at some stage in our lives. So until that happens they are made available for you to enjoy as well as us.

Please view our feedback to see what our visitors say.

Best wishes

John & Lesley

Suffolk, UK

Lesley Woor purchased this villa in 2013

Why Lesley Woor chose Paliki

We were out on our motorbike, being tourists for once rather than just working on our garden or new projects and we turned a corner to see some 'for sale' boards and a small villa that is now called FATHER TEDS.

We had little money to buy the property but the view is so unbelievable and rare that we drove immediately to find the agent and paid a deposit. We then had to mortgage our house to obtain the balance! The location is that special.

As we already owned property on Kefalonia this extra purchase simply indicates just how special FATHER TEDS is. Quite magical.

What makes this villa unique

The location alone is enough for a very special holiday and there are two tavernas at a walkable distance. Lixouri is also a short car drive away. The sunset at the local Petani beach is very special.

If you want to have noise and be amongst the tourists this is not for you. If you want to experience Greek life and pay non tourist rates in a very special location then book!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The fact that we had one man stay at Father Teds last year before we advertised the property perhaps sufficiently comments before we have any feedback.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Paliki in Kefallonia Regional Unit

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with toilet and wash basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4. One double bedroom + self inflating bed for living area + cot if required. Remote control fan supplied for those warmer evenings.
  • Stereo
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property has extensive rugged grounds but these on a fairly steep slope as this goes hand in hand with the view. There are shaded areas and the extensive terrace area provides views over the island. It is quite magical and watching the island villages lighting up in the evening is pretty special. Extremely quiet location. The internet is accessible via the 4G service receivable in this rural location.. Outside: Extensive rugged grounds with steep slopes in places. This is a wild area. For the patio there is artificial grass and a BBQ. There is a sun sail to provide shade on the terrace. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Bathroom towels and linen are supplied plus beach towels. Property cleaned and made ready between rentals.


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FATHER TEDS is a small villa that makes a big impression. Stunning location.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Comfortable property with idyllic views

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in Kefalonia and we were hoping that the views promised by this property were accurate. They were exceeded, absolutely breathtaking, there is so much to see of island life whilst relaxing outside the property, soaring eagles, local farmers herding their sheep and goats, fisherman in the bay. The position of the property is up on a hill in a very quiet location (perfect for unwinding). The facilities of the property itself were pretty much as we expected, good cooker, washing machine, radio, microwave etc. The bed was nice and comfortable and we slept very well. Not that anyone staying at this property is there to watch the TV, but if you are stuck in on a stormy night, we recommend taking some DVDs with you.

Taverna Atsoupi, up the hill in the nearby village (10-15 min walk), by far the best food we had on the island, authentic family run, serving grilled food, delicious and inexpensive.

The property owners were very helpful in providing directions, recommendations for what to do and where to go and answering any queries that we had. We are already hoping we can book Father Teds' again for a holiday next year.

Once again a great find, thoroughly recommend.

Steve & Alice

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve & Alice, thank you. People are usually told to go to Skala, Lassi, or Katelios by fellow Brits but the Paliki and the the real Greek experience together with the quiet location of Father Teds and the views is something else. It takes our breath away every time we open the shutters. Thanks again. John & Lesley
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Peaceful location with a large balcony with spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

A well-equipped apartment with a big balcony with fantastic views. The apartment is not near any other buildings and very little traffic so very peaceful. A car is a must but there are two nice tavernas a little walk up the hill or a quick drive away. There are some very beautiful beaches within 15 minutes drive and small shops in the local villages. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Yes experiencing the view, the location, the special beaches, as well as sampling the relatively undiscovered Kefalonia on the Paliki peninsula away from the tourist areas is quite special isn't it. More improvements coming for 2018.
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Cave Lake of Melissani
A magical visit to an underground lake with clear blue water.
Drogarati Cave
A magical underground experience.
Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Monopolata + Rifi
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Monopolata + Rifi
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Petani. Voted the best beach on Kefalonia!
Car: necessary


You will be in easy reach of numerous quiet superb beaches as car hire is recommended. There is a water park within easy reach.

Travel: There is a very pleasant journey from the airport to the villa either by road or by using the connecting ferry. You are far enough from the airport not to experience noise and fumes.

Distances: The villages of Monopolata and Rifi both with tavernas are walking distances and Lixouri town is a 12 minute drive.

Further Details: Lixouri will have everything that you might require and if it doesn't Argostoli is a short ferry trip across the bay. Two ferries usually run every half hour.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Paliki, Europe

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
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 £100

Changeover Day:
Changeover days match your flight and we hold dates for a couple of days giving visitors time to book these. Departure from the property is usually before 10 am and access after 3 pm.

Owner'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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