Spacious three bedroom villa with large pool in 4 acres of private grounds
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A bit like going to stay at the family villa.
We absolutely loved Villa Elia. The villa is spacious, very comfortable, completely private and just as described. The setting is breathtakingly beautiful with stunning views on all sides.
The interior living space is great and lined with a terrific library of books - however, our weather was wonderful so all our time was spent outside where we made very good use of the fantastic huge pool.
Good base from which to visit Zakynthos Town and explore the beautiful island (if you can manage to drag yourselves away from the Villa) and we were particularly delighted to find some excellent wine tastings - most enjoyable Grampsas and Art & Wine. Who knew Zakynthos had such splendid wine!
We were given such a warm welcome by Spiro and his lovely family who guided us to the house and look after the property. They so generously gave us produce from Maria's garden - what a treat! Spiro is on hand if you need him but totally unobtrusive.
John is a great communicator and very helpful during the easy booking process.
I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone and, if we return to Zakynthos in the future, we would definitely choose to stay in Villa Elia again.
The villa is prefect!! It's on the south end of the island close to everything you need, yet away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular areas, so you can really relax and truly get away from everything.
The villa is well equipped with everything that you need,the pool is fabulous and all the rooms are a good size. The views are breathtaking. A big thank you to John and to Debbie for such a brilliant holiday.
Wow - pretty damn perfect place!
You could not find a more perfect retreat - perched above Kalamaki at the end of a secluded road with panoramic sea views on both sides, this delightful villa offers everything you could need and want on your holiday. The pool is particularly welcome, beautifully clean and so inviting, the perfect way to cool off in 30+ degrees! The kitchen is very well equipped for eating in if you don't want to venture out to any of the numerous, reasonable, scrumptious tavernas. Apart from relaxing by the pool, the villa also has strategically positioned seating spots for making the most of the views, shady reading or enjoying a chilled glass of wine watching the sun go down. Thanks to John (the owner) for helping to make our stay so successful, you can tell he loves his villa & that's why it feels so homely, he's such a sweetie! You will definitely need to hire a car to access the villa but this will also enable you to explore this beautiful island.
Amazing views, perfect villa for a family holiday
We stayed here for a week in June with our 9 month old son & it was lovely. The weather was amazing, which always helps! Debbie met us at the airport & we followed her to the villa in our hire car, a must if staying here, we definitely wouldn't have found it otherwise. Debbie had left water, bread, beer, wine & fruit for us which was great as it was evening when we arrived. Debbie also gave us some great tips on where to go & general directions to the supermarket & petrol station. The villa was perfect for our holiday, the views & pool were second to none & our son loved swimming every day. Due to us having a young son we didn't venture out in the evenings much (only once) & due to location, I didn't fancy the drive in the dark! So, we made the most of eating Al fresco & enjoyed a glass of wine with amazing views when our son had gone to bed. Debbie got us a high chair seat booster which was invaluable for our stay & will be a good asset for future guests. The gardener & pool man Spiros & his wife Maria are lovely & brought us fresh fruit from their garden & eggs from the chickens, their daughter even gave our son a teddy bear as a gift. We went to visit their animals & orchard which was interesting to see.
In all, a very enjoyable stay & would happily return, thank you.
A lovely family villa in a superb position. The villa had everything we needed and Bob was very helpful.The sea views both front and back were really fantastic and we loved the island itself. In 10 days we explored a different beach most days, usually leaving the villa around 2-3pm and coming home around 8pm ready to shower and go out for a tasty, simple supper in nearby Kalamaki or Zante. Don't think the only place to eat is along the port in Zante - drive towards the main port car park and find the square on the left - this marks the beginning of a great selection of restaurants and bars - really buzzy vibe, music and perfect for late night eating and drinking! Would love to visit again
Villa Elia sits at the head of what is known locally as the ‘hidden valley’ - a sparsely populated fold in the hills between the beach resorts of Kalamaki and Argassi, and a completely unspoilt area of the island. This is glorious walking country, where you can wander amongst the olive groves and pine woods, with unexpected and lovely sea views at every turn or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can walk the length of the valley to the sea.
The villa's enviable setting in an elevated position within Zante’s National Marine Park (rental villas within the National Park are few and far between due to recent conservation laws) gives it almost 360º of stunning panoramic sea views - across the bay in one direction, over the valley in another and towards the harbour and Kefalonia in yet another. You’re also only a five minute drive from vast soft sandy beaches, and the sophisticated shops, bars and restaurants of Zakynthos Town.
Other Activities: Turtle watching, diving.