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Seafront private villa just on the sandy beach, sleeps 4+2 big garden, free WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Beachfront villa 2 bdr, 2 bth, a double bed on a loft, 500m from Kanali village

'Villa Sofia' is a 2-storey vacation house, in front of the sea, just on the sandy Ionian coast, in Kanali village, about 12 km north of the City of Preveza, on the North-West Greek coast.

It is a favorite family vacation home of an architect and a decorator from Ioannina, maintained by care and personal work of the owners

The house is completely renovated, and we add something special every year... (This year we renovated the master bathroom)

The house stays in the middle off a wonderful garden of 1500 square meters, with grass and trees offering lot of shadow corners.

It has two floors.

Upper floor is the main bedroom, with an A/C, a bathroom and an open loft with a double bed usually used for the kids. So, today, 4 people, can sleep upstairs.

On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher), a dining area and a small WC. Two steps further down is the Living room, (with open fireplace, TV and a double sofa-bed), leading out onto the garden and the raised courtyard with pergola and a built-in barbecue. The BBQ area is awesome and you will enjoy grilling fresh fish or souvlaki almost every night. Dinner outside is a must, and usually there are no mosquitos to bother you.

There is also a separate guest house with a double bed and a bathroom with shower. It has entrance from the garden and may accommodate two more persons.

Courtyards with plant-cover shadow sittings and a covered area for rainy days. br / In the back gardens there is a small melon field which supply the family and guests with herbs and salads of the season. (It is a real treat to be able to pick vegetables from the garden - tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, basil, peppers, …. But the best of all is the fig tree..... )

The part available for rental, comprised of the main building, the guest house, the paved courtyard, the patio with the built sitting area and BBQ, and the front garden (towards the sea). Has its entrance from the coastal road.

The remaining part of the property, 'private area', consists of the vegetable garden and assistive house of the owners. Has its entrance from the back street, and is completely independent from the front rental house

At walking distance some nice small taverns and 'cafe' in the beach front, a village with market place, and a water-park very joyful for the kids (at 5 min walk).

2 bicycles are available free for easy access to the village and surrounding countryside walks . Housekeeping - linen once a week.

Garden cleaning once a week...

Suitability: pets considered


Igoumenitsa International Port: 67 Km

Aktio Airport: 20 Km

Roman and Byzantine city of Nicopolis on 8 klm

Lefkas island on 25 klm.

Town of Parga on 30 klm

Zagori mountain villages on 130 klm

Corfu and Paxos Islands on 1hour from Igoumenitsa (80klm)

Water-park, beach-bar, taverns, etc, on 250m

The region

The coast of Preveza is the ideal destination for your holiday not only for its beautiful beaches and ideal climate , but also for the possibility that offers you easily access throughout the Ionian coast and the Western Greece .

There is a wide range of destinations for day trips to nearby, including the beautiful island of Lefkas (easy access by driving through a tunnel under the sea ) , the ancient cities of Amvrakia and Nicopolis (many cultural events taking place throughout the summer there) , the sources of Acheron , Necromancy , ( an ancient Greek temple of necromancy devoted to Hades and Persephone ) and the gates of Hades ( according to Greek mythology ) , the city Ioannina with the famous lake with the islandin it, and the ancient theater of Dodona , the traditional stone villages of Zagori , and more.

The area is full of small and large sandy beaches , beautiful and traditional villages such as famous Parga (25 kilometers) from where a boat you can enjoy a day trip to the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos

The area

The house is located in the middle of a sandy beach, about 500 meters from the village of 'Kanali' where you can find your daily market or visit a tavern or a cafeteria. At a distance off 200m you find a water-park very joyful for the kids, a beach bar, and a sports group engaged in paragliding and offers classes. Even in the area can rent a horse for walks on the beach

2 bicycles are available in the house, for easy access to the village and nearby walks...

The city of Preveza (12km) to the pedestrianized historical center and its famous fish taverns offer full market and all kinds of entertainment

Distances from places of interest

• Igoumenitsa International Port: 67 Km

• Aktion Airport: 20 Km

• Ancient Nekromanteion: 25 Km

• Parga: 35 Km

• Ioannina: 95 Km

• Lefkada: 42 Km

• Corfu: 67 Km to Igoumenitsa, and a 1hour ferry ride

• Zagori old traditional villages 135 Km

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have spent 2 wonderful unforgettable weeks at villa Sofia and would come back any time. The villa has a perfect position right by the sea, so we went fishing almost every evening to my son's delight. The property has a generous patio shaded by old, tall trees, an outdoor barbecue and sitting area and a back garden with fruits and vegetables. Chris and Sofia, the owners, graciously invited us to use anything we wanted from the garden, so we always had fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, strawberries, plums. The house has a shabby chic charm and is equipped with everything one might need: dishwasher, clothes washer, cutlery and beautiful ceramic dishes, frying pans etc. The region is extremely beautiful, only 15’ by car you can reach Ammoudia – an amazing beach with clear blue waters right near Acheron river delta. You can take a boat trip along the river in the most amazing scenery. Only 30’ by car you can reach Acheron river springs in the mountains, go horseback riding, explore the river by foot, learn about the role the river played in Greek mythology and even have a family friendly rafting experience. 5 minutes by car from the property is Ioannis tavern, recommended by the owner, we went there daily and enjoyed the most amazing fresh food from fresh fish, grilled octopus, lamb, souvlaki, tzatziki etc. We hope we’ll have a chance to revisit some day soon.
Dec 2016
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Zaloggo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , in the questhouse
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , downstairs WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master bedroom - 1 queen
    Guesthouse - 1 double , Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    Kids' 'open' Bedroom - 1 double , Open loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Seafront private villa just on the sandy beach, sleeps 4+2 big garden, free WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful villa on beach, with beautiful garden

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We had a fantastic holiday staying this this gorgeous house. Christos and Sofia were excellent and friendly hosts, meeting us at the beginning to show us round and easy to get in touch with queries during our stay. The house is comfortable and spacious with lovely bedrooms and living area. The kitchen is well-appointed with lots of kitchen equipment such as dishwasher, toaster, plenty of plates and pans etc. What really stands out is the stunning garden. It is beautifully designed with areas to eat and relax at lots of different times of day. Christos and Sofia generously offer guests the opportunity to pick fruit and vegetables from their garden so we made meals with fresh aubergine, peppers and tomatoes and picked grapes straight from the vine! The house is less than a minute from the beach - incredible! One thing to note: the sea is calm in the morning but the waves get big in the afternoon so it's definitely good to get to the beach early. We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday and would recommend this lovely property.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Dana. Your review is welcome We are always thinking possible improvements to delight our guests. Already began the renovation of main bathroom..!! Sophia and I was glad that were satisfied from home. Thanks a lot...!!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
mango beach bar
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
150 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
lot of restaurants
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

Villa Sofia' can be a point of reference for your holidays and private travels, for the wide range of day-trip destinations within easy reach, such as the wonderful island of Lefkas (easy access by driving via a tunnel under the sea), Giannena and Dodoni ancient theater, the ancient city of Nicopolis (many festivities take place during summer there), the springs of Acheron, Parga and Zagori villages.

Distances from places of interest

Igoumenitsa International Port: 67 Km

Aktio Airport: 20 Km

Ancient Nekromanteion: 25 Km

Preveza: 18 Km

Parga: 45 Km

Ioannina: 95 Km

Patra International Port: 190 Km

Athens: 390 Km

Thessaloniki: 370 Km

Lefkada: 42 Km

Ithaca: 90 Km to Astakos, and a ferry ride

Corfu: 67 Km to Igoumenitsa, and a 1 ½ hour ferry ride.

Zagori: 120 Km


Rates & Availability

Zaloggo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
august rate 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
sept. rate
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
autumn rate 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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