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Situated in the conservation area of Dafni with stunning sea and mountain views

Catherine and Bob Thompson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Catherine and Bob Thompson

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Situated in the conservation area of Dafni with stunning sea and mountain views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Vassilikos Villa Rental Photos and Description

Detached two bedroom villa

Villa Katerina is a two bedroom air-conditioned detached villa set in a quiet location of olive trees and panoramic sea views. It sits in half an acre of natural terrain with gardens, sun terraces and outside sitting and eating areas. There is ample parking for at least four cars.

Property location: Villa Katerina is situated in the quiet location of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos with stunning sea views overlooking the turtle protected beach of Dafni in the southern most point of the island. Although it is close to the sea and the mountains with beautiful walks it is still handy for the local tavernas and shops of Vassilikos and only 20 minutes by car to the airport and Zakynthos town. There is everything close by for young adults the lively Banana beach for boat trips and all water sports only 10 minutes by car and for those in their later years wanting peace and quiet we have beautiful Dafni Beach only five minutes by car where you can have lunch or dinner with the waves practically lapping at your feet and where the famous loggerhead turtles lay their eggs. Come and experience the Greek countryside and lifestyle.

The villa is a fully equipped comfortable home awaiting that special holiday.

Car hire can either be arranged on line by you or we can do it locally if you require.

Cathy and Bob the owners of the villa have lived on Zakynthos for over ten years so have a good knowlege of the island and will do everything possible to make your holiday enoyable.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catherine and Bob Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Catherine and Bob Thompson

My husband and I moved from England to Zakynthos in the year 2000 and have lived here permanently ever since. We purchased the land and was closely involved in the building of our villa and this is the first year we have rented our property.

Catherine and Bob Thompson purchased this villa in 2000

Why Catherine and Bob Thompson chose Vassilikos

We think this villa will appeal to people wanting beautiful views away from the tourist trail but not in the least bit lonely, the farmer comes with his sheep every morning to wander in the olive groves and yet you are so near to beautiful beaches and all the amenities you could wish for.

What makes this villa unique

Sitting on the verandah watching beautiful sunsets over the bay is magical, you feel you are on top of the world

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for the nice time we had in your wonderful villa Katerina. We enjoyed the house very much . The lovely views, the sunny terraces and the tranquillity were perfect. It was also the ideal place to explore the island. We also liked the company of Boy dog who was pleased to see us every day,

We hope you have a good summer and wish you all the best. Perhaps we come next time.
Apr 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Situated in the conservation area of Dafni with stunning sea and mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Amazing location and lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Well words don't describe how stunning the setting is for the villa, the owners Bob and Cathy are the perfect hosts and are always close by to offer advice, tips or sort out any problems. the villa itself has everything you could want for a real home from home experience. Beautiful gardens and verandas for relaxing and sunbathing whilst taking in the spectacular views. the kitchen is fully equipped, so much so that you could easily prepare an a la carte meal if you so wish. plenty of walks from just an easy stroll to a 10km hike for the more discerning walker. this villa is an ideal base to explore the island or just to watch the world go by with a glass of wine or a couple of bottles of beer. for those who prefer to be catered for, there is a taverna just 200yds down the road that comes highly reccommended with plenty of others just a short distance away. this would be my perfect second home but unfortunately, like most, we will have to content ourselves by coming here for our annual break. there is everything you could possibly need and more in this idyllic accommodation.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful stay - location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in villa Katerina between July and August 2014.We have found out that location of the house is even better than photos can show.

The house is in a quiet spot on the top of a hill overlooking Lagana's bay,

a protected area within the National Marine Park of Zakynthos where Caretta Caretta turtles have their nests.

Moreover, the villa is not far from restaurants and shops which are to be found just below the hill. The main village (Zakynthos) is only a few kilometers away.

Everything in the house was as described and Catherine and Robert (who live nearby) are very kind and nice people ready to solve any issue and to advise you about the island.

We'll never forget the view of the bay we have had from the patio, both during the day and also in the night, when we often enjoyed the summer fireworks in Lagana's bay.

In the end we have come to consider Catherine and Robert more as friends than as owners...together with their two lovely dogs Boy and Jacky who always waited for us on our way back from the seaside.

We would recommend the property to those who love sea, peace, nature and also...would like to improve their English!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely, peaceful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Katerina was the perfect holiday home for us. Well equipped, comfortable and set in a peaceful position with most glorious views of the mountains and the sea. Sitting on the sofa on the veranda the only sound we could hear was the cicadas, the sheeps'bells and the peacocks in the distance. Wonderful!!!

Kathy and Bob were very helpful and a mine of local information. It really made a difference to met by Bob at the airport. We are both dog lovers so especially the frequent visits by Boy and Jacky.

Our only suggestion might be to replace the double mattress in the upstairs bedroom because we both found it was very uncomfortable. Otherwise, we would definitely recommend this holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and your helpful remark concerning the double bed upstairs. We will definitely replace the mattress. It is very important to us that our guests are comfortable.
5

Excellent Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to the owners Bob and Cathy for making us feel very welcome, they were always there when we need them and were very helpful and even picked us up from the airport. We will miss them and their very friendly dogs... As for the house, it was lovely, it had everything you needed. Fantastic location with amazing views of the sea! I would recommend a car to get around but everywhere is all very close including beaches/shops/restaurants. Finally, I would DEFINATELY recommend the local nearbyTaverna down the hill, it serves traditional delicious greek food with live music/dancing every night. Panayiotis the owner was always very warming and looked after us very well. I went around most of the island and we tried a lot of restuarants but we found the best was on our door step! I would 100% recommend this Villa and would happlilly return! You will not be disappointed!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tony we are really pleased you had a good holiday and would be delighted to see you and your family again. The Turtles Nest Taverna was certainly sorry to see you go!
5

Tolles Panorama

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus hat unseren Erwartungen voll entsprochen. Es ist gut ausgestattet,

sauber und liebevoll eingerichtet, Herausragend die große Terrasse mit

bequemen Sitzmöbel und Liegestühlen und der traumhafte Blick zum Meer.

Die sehr netten Vermieter Cathy und Bob ( mit ihren beiden Hunden) wohnen

neben dem Haus und sind sehr aufmerksam und stets bemüht allfällige

Wünsche zu erfüllen.

Auto unbedingt erforderlich

nächste Taverne 2 Minuten zu Fuß oder 5 Minuten mit Auto

nächster Strand Dafni Strand 10 Minuten mit Auto ( teilweiseSandstrasse)

nächster Supermarkt 5 Minuten mit Auto

Ruhige Lage - kein Straßenverkehr

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fab views, lovely property, highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very relaxing week, enjoying the views and the peace and quiet of this lovely part of Zante. The villa is exactly as you see from the photos and more, it's a lovely home away from home. You are spoilt for choice with all the sitting areas, especially the sofa for relaxing with a book or just enjoying the wildlife and views. Some wonderful tavernas are very easily reached by car, or you can easily spend the whole day and evening relaxing having a bbq and a glass of Greek wine! Everyone we met were so warm and friendly, especially the owners of the villa - Kathy and Bob, not forgetting their dogs - Jacky and Boy. Would definitely recommend staying at Villa Katerina for either a very quite laid back rest or using it as an ideal base to explore the sandy beaches and the rest of this lovely island.

We will be returning again next year. Thank you Kathy and Bob for making us so welcome, look forward to seeing you both again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the trouble to submit a review. it is very much appreciated. So pleased the house lived up to your expectations and that it was true to our description.. It is always rewarding to know guests want to come back again.

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Zakynthos
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Windmill Xirocastello
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Zaynthos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Windmill Xirocastello
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Dafni
Car: necessary

Villa Katerina is situated in the desirable area of Vassilikos with magnificant sea views overlooking the turtle protected beach of Dafni. Although set in the olive groves with many lovely mountain walks it is also handy for the local tavernas and shops. There are many activities at Banana Beach and water sports at St. Nicholas both only 5 minutes by car. For those wanting tranquilty there is Dafni beach where you can relax all day and enjoy fresh fish for lunch or dinner with the waves practically lapping at your feet. Come and experience the true Greek lifestyle.

The villa is a fully equipped and comfortable home awaiting that special holiday

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Rates & Availability

From €480 Per week

Vassilikos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low season
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€480
 
 
mid season
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€726
 
 
high season
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€847
 
 
peak season
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€968
 
 
mid season
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€726
 
 
low season
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€480
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Our prices include air conditioning a weekly clean and bed change and a welcome pack on arrival.
If the property is required out of season logs will be supplied for the log burner and a rate can be provided on application.
holiday makers pay 20% on booking and balance six weeks before arrival
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Amenities

Vassilikos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have recently been upgraded - fully tiled and have white bathroom suites.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 is a large en suite bedroom situated on the first floor with a large double bed Bedroom 2 is a smaller room downstairs with patio doors leading out to the sun terrace and has a double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Unfortunately as there are a few steps to access the front door and certain patio areas and stairs to the first floor it is not really suitable for young toddlers or wheelchair bound guests. It is ideal for older children as they have the great outdoors to play safely in. It is a cosy villa in a stunning area, the owners live next door so are on hand to help you with any problems you might have. We do not have a swimming pool and our reasonable price reflects this, however we are very close to many quiet beaches where you can be until the small hours of the morning if you so wish! It is beautiful to sit very quietly on the edge of the beach in the moonlight and watch the loggerhead turtles come out of the sea to lay their eggs. A once seen never forgotten experience

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