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PRIVATE SAILING YACHT WITH SKIPPER

Mal Stockton

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Mal Stockton

Advertiser since: 2005
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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PRIVATE SAILING YACHT WITH SKIPPER

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Ag.Efimia Yacht Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms With A Different View Every Day

Come and experience the wonderful beauty of the Ionian islands on a private sailing yacht with your very own skipper. No sailing experience is necessary. If you want to learn to sail this is a great opportunity.

Every morning wake up to a different view in one of the many tranquil bays or picturesque harbour's that the Ionian has to offer.

This owners version yacht is 49feet/15 meter sailing boat. The accommodation is luxurious and spacious and very comfortable. There is plenty of room to relax and dine above or below decks.

If you are looking for a special holiday whether it be adventure, activity, romantic, fun, relaxing, or all five combined, sailing yacht Shanti will definitely be the choice for you.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mal Stockton (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
87%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

About Mal Stockton

Mal is the owner/skipper of the yacht. You will be in safe hands as for many years Malcolm has worked as a professional sailor on large private, charter and racing yachts. A job that has taken him all over the world and gained him a wealth of knowledge in the sailing and hospitality industry. Early on in his career Malcolm worked as a sailing instructor at 'Plas Menai' the national water-sports centre in Wales. He is always happy to teach sailing and pass on his experience during your time on the yacht. A friendly and relaxed host with excellent knowledge of the Ionian islands and who has many local friends, you will be sure to have a memorable time on this beautiful yacht.

Mal Stockton purchased this yacht in 2012

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Private Sailing Yacht With Skipper
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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5

'Shanti, Shanti'

'Shanti, Shanti'
  • 5 of 5
We (parents and fourteen year old son) spent five days in the middle of August on Shanti, a beautiful 50 foot sailing yacht. We were looking for something more than a villa with a pool and were able to slot our time on board in the middle of our two week holiday to Kefalonia.
As complete novice sailors we did not know what to expect but it turned out to be a great first sailing experience for us, enhanced by our brilliant skipper, Malcolm. As well as learning some basic sailing skills we had a very relaxing time, saw some beautiful places and enjoyed many laughs along the way. From the moment we stepped onto Shanti Malcolm ensured that we felt at home with his relaxed yet fully professional approach. The cabin space on board is a good size with comfy beds and well equipped cooking facilities including a large fridge for nice cool drinks on board. We also had the opportunity to sample local dishes along the way at various tavernas which were all great value.
We came away feeling that our five days on board (Malcolm had advised booking for longer!) was a little too short and a full week would have been better to do everything we wanted to. Nevertheless we managed to visit three other islands during our time and found this a great way to explore the area. Highlights, particularly for our son, were diving from the bow of Shanti into the crystal clear waters, snorkeling (especially the sunken airplane!) and of course taking the helm of Shanti!
We would thoroughly recommend a trip on Shanti and hope to repeat the experience again ourselves.
Bravo Malcolm!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Jessica and Jasper,

It was a pleasure to meet and sail with you all. We did have alot of fun in those five days!! It would be lovely to see you again next year, we're going to extend our routes up to Corfu so we would have loads more places to explore...

Many,many thanks for your kind words,

Malcolm.
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5

Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5
Our holiday on Sailing yacht Shanti really was an incredible adventure and an amazing holiday experience I would recommend to anyone.

We were all first time sailors with no idea of what to expect from our holiday. On arriving at the yacht we were pleasantly surprised of just how spacious and modern she was. We sat down with Malcolm and discussed where and what we would be doing that week. All our suggestions were listened to and incorporated in to the plan. We really wanted to visit Ithaca as we have holidayed there before and wanted to experience it again from the sea.

Throughout our holiday Malcolm took us to some incredible places. We snorkled in turquiose waters, enjoyed some amazing sailing and even saw a school of dophins one afternoon who came up and swam along side the boat for a while.

We spent some nights in harbours where we took the chance to dine out in the local taverna's and others nights were spent anchored out in the most beautiful coves. One of my many highlights was taking a morning swim before breakfast straight off the back of the boat.

No one was ready to leave and we all would have loved to stay another week. Thanks again Malcolm for making our holiday so memorable we will talking about this experience for a long time to come.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many, many thanks for your kind words. It was a plesure having you on board and introducing you to sailing. It would be fantastic to see you all out here again next year for some more fun in the Ionian islands. Much love Malcolm
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Ag.Efimia Kefallonia (Cephalonia)
5

A fun and relaxing sailing adventure

  • 5 of 5
Our week aboard Shanti with skipper Malcolm Stockton totally exceeded our expectations and ranks as one of the best holidays we have ever had. We were hoping for a relaxing time around the Greek islands that somehow combined some serious sailing adventure for Ed, whilst giving a safe and non-threatening introduction to yachting for Penny and some fun swimming and chilling opportunities for our two teenage girls. We achieved all this and more!

Malcolm cleverly tailored our itinerary to incorporate the things we like - eating fresh fish in lovely tavernas, getting some peace and quiet away from the bustle, swimming in the crystal clear sea - and also managed to encompass our special requests like sailing to see the sunset and anchoring overnight in secluded coves to make the most of every day on the water.

Shanti is an elegant boat - sleek and yet spacious and luxurious. She is well designed and maintained and capable of some impressive performance, whilst being large and stable, never making us feel uncomfortable or vulnerable.

If you're looking to try sailing for the first time then this opportunity is definitely for you. Malcolm's priority is safety and comfort for everyone, adapting the plan to ensure that everyone is enjoying themselves. His local knowledge is impressive, covering everything from where the best wind can be found to where the nice tavernas and bakeries are.

We were a bit apprehensive about having someone join our holiday but Malcolm turned out to fit in perfectly, judging when to join in and when to allow us our own space. He was lots of fun and took the time to make everyone's holiday special, including teaching Ed some new sailing and boat handling skills.

Even though the whole experience was amazing, our special highlights were swimming by moonlight, a sunset sail and twilight cruise, overnight anchorages in quiet coves, eating dinner on the boat to our own favourite music, seeing dolphins, and of course some great sailing, We definitely want to go back again.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very very happy and I am very difficult to please!

  • 5 of 5
We saw this opportunity and thought wow!..................we’d really love to do this. Our only reservation after booking was paying up front via bank transfer because we felt quite vulnerable doing this, and it prompted me to search high and low for end of service failure insurance, just in case things went pear shaped when we arrived!

We needn’t have worried! I have to say this was the most amazing experience I have ever had as far as holidays go. Malcolm, our skipper was adorable and an amazing host throughout the wonderful week in July 14 we spent with him. I hope we can now class him as a friend.

Having spent most of his life on the water, you cannot hope to find a more experienced, professional, gentleman to spend your sailing holiday with. We were most certainly in very safe hands on the most elegant yacht, which seemed to be the envy of every sailing enthusiast in every harbour we anchored in.

Malcolm went out of his way to make our holiday special. He planned an itinerary that allowed us to experience the best of the Ionian Islands and we visited the most beautiful coves and inlets I have ever seen. Swimming in the turquoise see off the end of the boat was amazing…. so clear you could see right to the bottom, with fish swimming around you.

We felt safe knowing that Malcolm had a very close eye on weather conditions as these can change so quickly, but if it was too rough to sail we made the most of every opportunity we had on the sea or dry land. I have to say also he is also great at keeping teenagers engaged and enthused by their surroundings. Our 14 year old daughter learnt so much about the sport in just a week. Malcolm's Greek fishing practical tutorial was great fun

Shanti is beautiful. She is sleek, deceptively spacious and modern. Mooring by restaurants gave us free wi-fi so we were able to keep in touch with our lives as much as we needed to. Eating on deck in the evenings was wonderful, and we felt like VIP’s. Catering for ourselves was easy and fun and the cooking facilities on Shanti are more than adequate.

Our holiday was to celebrate my 50th birthday and my husband, teenage daughter and myself had a fabulous time. I will always remember my birthday made so special by Malcolm’s hospitality and the wonderful rack of lamb he cooked for me as a special treat!.

I love Shanti and will be sailing on her again!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Kefalonia
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
many
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Sami
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
many
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Sami

During your stay on the yacht there are many beautiful and interesting places to see and visit. We will cruise between Kefalonia, Ithaca, Meganisi, Lefkada, Skorpio and other islands in the area. Each island is full of its own history and natural beauty. As you sail between islands you will be constantly amazed by the incredible beauty of the Ionian that can only be fully appreciated from the sea. Anchor off in small bays and swim or snorkel in crystal clear turquoise water, explore some of the secluded beaches only accessible by boat. Look out for the wildlife en route dolphins and sea turtles are often spotted in these waters. We use 2 different bases to pickup and drop off, Sami on Kefalonia and Nidri on Lefkada. To find out where the yacht will be for your chosen week please enquire

Suggested itinerary

Day 1 Meet the Yacht in the pretty harbour town of Sami on Kefalonia or Nidri on Lefkada.

Day 2 Sail to the island of Ithaca, anchor for a swim and lunch. Then off to the beautiful town of Vathi stern too for the night. Fabulous shopping and great restaurants.

Day 3 Sail to the island of Meganisi, visit the amazing caves or anchor in one of the secluded bays, then to Spartochori for the evening. You can take an evening stroll to the pretty village of Spartochori or just relax on the yacht in the marina.

Day 4 Have lunch anchored off the island of Skorpio, this beautiful island is owned by the Onassis family. Then sail down to pretty harbour of Sivota for the evening.

Day 5 Sail to the bustling harbour of Kioni on the island of Ithaca. Kioni has great artisan shopping and lovely seafood restaurants.

Day 6 Head up to the beautiful harbour of Fiskardo on the northern tip of Kefalonia, this is a magical town.

Day 7 Sail south stopping for lunch and a swim and then back to either SAmi in Kefalonia or Nidri in Lefkada

This is only a suggested itinerary. We can pace the holiday to your own requirements, We can also arrange other activities during your holiday including diving, horse riding, kite surfing or car hire for a trip around any of the islands.

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Rates & Availability

From £214 Per night

Ag.Efimia Yacht Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 2 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
 
 
High Season
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ag.Efimia Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are two bathrooms on the yacht, the first is en-suite in the master cabin. The second is shared by the second double and captain. Both cabins have wash basin, toilet and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The master cabin is very spacious and has lots of storage space. The second cabin is also a double. For a charter boat of her size the cabins are very spacious as 'Shanti' is the owners version, so has fewer but larger cabin space.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This holiday is a chance to experience life aboard a luxury yacht with your very own captain to show you the beautiful Ionian islands.

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