Portokali Cottage is a unique building; it is nestled into the hillside with a private swimming pool in a secluded terrace with views stretching down a wooded, rural valley to the sea. The cottage has been carefully restored to preserve its original features; the interior boasts authentic cypress beams and wooden flooring. It is located at the edge of the small village of Agrilias with views stretching down to the sea at Cape Dafnoudi. Wonderful sunsets can be enjoyed from the terraces which surround the building. The cottage provides an ideal holiday setting for those who appreciate rustic charm and an off the tourist track location. It is located in a large, mature, terraced garden which offers both space and privacy in a beautiful setting. However, the picturesque port of Fiscardo with its plethora of quayside restaurants and cafes is only a 10 minute drive away. The village of Manganos is a 5 minute walk away and has a village store and local taverna. The nearest beach, Alaties, is a 5 minute drive away. M.H.T.E. 08 30 K 10 00 08823 01
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Portokali Cottage (Orange Tree Cottage) near Fiscardo, Cephalonia, Kefalonia, Greece - Idyllic location on edge of a small village overlooking an uninhabited, peaceful valley.
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- Jul 20, 2018
Why Abigail chose Erisos
The cottage gives travellers the opportunity to stay in a unique and individual property, unlike so many found in holiday brochures. It is full of character and ideal for those who are searching for a more unusual place to stay.
What makes this Cottage unique
Beautiful rural surroundings due to its location at the end of a track on the edge of a small village with views stretching down an uninhabited valley.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful cottage in a stunning location
My husband and I recently spent two glorious weeks at this beautiful cottage. Well equipped, totally private and lovely views over the valley and lemon, fig and orange trees in the garden. We had to drag ourselves away from the cottage to do some exploring around the island and decided that where we were was the best place to be. It was less than 10 minutes drive to the pretty harbour of Fiskardo where we enjoyed many morning coffees and evening meals in the wide range of restaurants. We highly recommend this property!
A Precious Gem
We searched high and low for our dream cottage, when we found this on on homeaway we hoped we'd found it. From the moment we arrived we knew we had. The location is first rate, the view is breathtaking, the gardens well established and gorgeous. The pool area is beautifully done, the perfect place to sunbathe and cool off. The house is just our cup of tea, it is decorated throughout with such style, it's cool downstairs, and airy upstairs. We loved our time here, thank you Abi and Nick for the holiday of a lifetime.
Great stay in loviingly restored house
Excellent accommodation - comfortable and light - lovely stone work and wooden beams. Good food nearby and secluded beaches for swimming.
A charming, idyllic and authentic holiday cottage in a beautiful location.
We absolutely loved our stay at Abi's charming cottage. From the moment we booked the place, Abi was helpful and friendly and provided excellent directions to the cottage and advice.
The cottage itself is so lovely - beautifully decorated inside and out with plenty of authentic Greek charm.
There were lots of thoughtful touches that Abi had arranged, and the house was really well equipped with everything we needed. She even gave us detailed information about the best beaches in the area, and let us help ourselves to the ripe lemons on the tree outside - drinking fresh lemon tea on the deck by the pool in the mornings and enjoying the views was wonderful!
The village of Magganos is great, with two friendly, well stocked shops that were open until the evening, and a taverna.
We were lucky enough to have some great weather, even in late October, and there are a variety of stunning beaches nearby, which we had virtually to ourselves.
We can't wait to come and stay again!
A perfect escape. We drove from the airport with no problems using Abi's detailed directions and found this beautiful cottage overlooking a wonderful rural landscape surrounded by the sea. We relaxed! We walked, swam, explored little beaches ( one with only us on it!) and wandered around Fiscardo looking at the super yachts. We ate in Manganos and in a little taverna on Aghias Jerusalem beach where the food was all home cooked by the Greek family and absolutely delicious. Abi brought us her home grown new potatoes, courgettes and mange -tout and we picked lemons and oranges from the trees around the cottage. So quiet and relaxing just dipping in and out of the pool and listening to the tinkling of the sheep's bells! We loved it.
Portokali Cottage is the ideal place to stay if you want a character cottage in a lovely peaceful rural setting, with outstanding views of the valley and sea. The only sound is that of the birds and the tinkle of the goats bells. The cottage is very clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a lovely pool on a sunny terrace. Abi and Nick, the owners, are very friendly, and we enjoyed chatting to them about places of interest to visit, and the best walks and beaches nearby. Whilst we were there we hired a boat from nearby Fiskardo, to visit the neighbouring island Ithaki and cruise around looking for little private beaches. The beaches are not sandy, but are ideal for swimming in the clear warm waters, along with the little fish. There is a plethera of lovely harbourside tavernas to enjoy the delicious Greek food, whilst watching the sunset. There is a good local shop a few minutes drive away to buy everyday items. We particularly enjoyed a vist to Asoss.
I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday, who enjoys the outside life.
Coast/Beach: Nearest beach is Alaties, five minutes by car or 20 minutes walk. Aghia Jerausalem beach is seven minutes by car or a 30 minutes walk. Foki Beach is 10 minutes by car, 40 minutes on foot. All of these beaches have a small taverna. The village of Manganos is approximately 1.5 kms away (a 5 min walk) and has a general store which sells a wide range of products from bread to swimming goggles! It also has a well stocked fruit and vegetable shop. There are two restaurants in the village; Ionio Restaurant is a well established and very popular taverna with delicious Greek cuisine. It has a weekly buffet night and a weekly Greek music evening. The other restaurant is a small grilled fish taverna in a picturesque, old establishment. Argostoli Airport is about 1 hour 15 minutes from the house. The sea port of Sami is around 40 minutes away. A hire car is essential - we email detailed driving directions before arrival. Distances: Village of Manganos with 2 tavernas, general store and a greengrocer is ten minutes walk up hill or a 2 minute drive. Fiscardo is a 10 minutes drive, Aghia Effimia a 40 minutes drive, Sami a 40 minutes drive and the capital Argostoli an hours drive. All timings approximate.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: 25% payable on booking and balance 8 weeks before arrival. Changeover Day: Flexible Changeover dates are flexible but we prefer that guests don't arrive on Saturday. Guests are asked to leave the property by around 10am and arrive after 3pm. Notes on prices: Prices are per week in UK pounds and based on 4 people sharing the cottage. However, prices can be paid in euros, at the prevailing exchange rate.