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Stone Cottage With Sea And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Stone Cottage in Makriotika, near Agia Efimia, Kefalonia - Peaceful Location In Quaint Village Of Makriotika, 5 Mins Drive To Agia Efimia And The Beach

Kalivaki, located in Makriotika village, is nestled inside an olive grove. This renovated stone cottage combines the opportunity to experience Greek village life and still enjoy the peace and quiet of a Greek cottage holiday. In the village square, about 2 minutes walk, you will find a friendly tavern and a cafe with a nice view and a mini market. Further shopping facilities, super market and bakery in approx 1km. A wider selection of amenities are within a five minute drive in the nearby villages and Agia Efimia. The fabulous beach of Myrtos can be driven to within 10 minutes. Scuba diving,water ski, horse riding and numerous walking paths are available in the area. EOT approved (Greek Tourism Organization). License number: 0458K91000360301.

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, greek
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Pilarei Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower, wc, washbasin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We supply a free welcome pack on arrival. Private parking inside a gated entrance. Outside: BBQ, patios, terraces, sunbeds, outdoor furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (excluding beach towels) and linen provided. The property is cleaned at the change day.Towels and linen are changed by the renters when ever they like, without the need of cleaning them. Maid service during a stay can be arranged by request. Other: Unlimited free access to Internet.


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Stone Cottage With Sea And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Perfect hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage. Small cosy with lots of character. Well equipped with everything you need. It's set in large gardens with different seating areas including a good outdoor kitchen space with a BBQ which we enjoyed using. Good views down to the coast from our morning coffee spot! Generous welcome pack. The village gives one a taste of real Greek life, there is a thriving cafe in the square and a good taverna. At the end of two weeks you're greeted like a local! Cottage provided a good base for exploring this part of the island and Agia Efimia is only a short drive and is very pretty with good choice of tavernas and cafe's as well as all your food shopping needs. Lots of beaches to explore and some breathtaking scenery.

We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and I would love to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards
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Charming little cottage that's a bit special

  • 5 of 5

Stone cottage is a lovely little holiday hideaway located near the top of the village. Lovely views from the front patio and lots of different seating areas meant that whether you want the sun or shade there's a spot for you. The kitchen is well equipped and we received a lovely welcome pack, milk, butter,fruit and wine, also a cake for our honeymoon. Oil from the olive trees outside honey from a local and more in the cupboard. Lovely seats inside and charming decor inside make this cottage more homely than an apartment could ever be. The air-conditioning was cooling on a thundery evening but most of the time not needed. We loved our time here and it's perfectly positioned to explore the island from. The grocery shops nearby are as good as the bigger ones in Argostoli and the swimming is great in Agia Efimia 5 mins away by car. Overall I would say this is the best rental we have booked in the last 8 years of going away. 5 stars

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great & detailed Review. Much Appreciated!! We certainly look forward to your next booking & visit. Once again Thank You
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Kefalonia expecting the typical August crowds. This cottage was a huge part in helping us relax and have a great time. Communication was great from booking through check out. Cottage was small but had everything one might need. Wine, water and fresh fruit were there when we arrived. We enjoyed long relaxed breakfasts under the olive trees right outside the front door (oil from the olive trees was available in the cottage), we had a barbecue to ourselves that we did not use. The cottage itself was clean, safe and very charming still retaining the original 18th century architecture. It is 10 mins from Mirtos, one of the most spectacular beaches in the Mediterranean, within 10-15 mins from Ag. Efimia and its beaches. You can rent a boat from Ag. Efimia or Fiskardo (45 mins away but worth the drive) and enjoy essentially countless "private" beaches all day or cross over to Ithaki for lunch! Great vacation and the cottage was an essential part! Would book again if we ever come back in kefalonia!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful stone cottage in beautiful surroundings. Very well kept with all amenities. Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

Stone cottage is a lovely traditional cottage set in quiet village with local Taverna -good food. Very clean and comfortable with all amenities. There was a very generous welcome pack on our arrival. Beautiful surroundings with sea and mountain views. Short drive to Aghia Efimia. Good communication with Vicky and Maria. Maria welcomed us at the cottage even though we had a late arrival and was very helpful. As the sign on the cottage says "This is a small house with a big Welcome". The amenities here are excellent - everything you need. Great location and ideally situated for visiting other parts of the Island. We loved this stone cottage and would definitely return and recommend to other travellers. We had a wonderful holiday here in this little gem in Kefalonia. Thank you Maria and Vicky xx

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A realy charming cottage in a beautiful setting, highly reccomended.

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely fantastic cottage and location. It is everything it says in the description and more, the attention to detail with the décor (both inside and out) is meticulous. The cottage is set amongst a variety of shrubs and trees with three or four separate patio areas and is very private. Communication was excellent and Gerry and his family are extremely obliging hosts; we had a washing machine problem that turned out to be totally our fault but Gerry's charming father was on site within half an hour to sort it and was most gracious about the fact that we'd turned the knob the wrong way! The local taverna, a short stroll away, does a reasonable meal for a very good price. Only a short 5 minute drive to beaches on either side of the island. Car hire is obviously a necessity but this a fantastic location for a get-away-from-it-all holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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My wonderful cottage retreat xxx

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived there was even milk for our tea... The cottage is set beautifully in a small village, you must try the Tavernier it's so close to walk to . The cottage It's quiet and very well equipped and very clean and beautifully furnished, cottage style. Every effort was made to make us feel welcome and relaxed. Amazing views ..,and a good base, very easy to find.. Every morning was warm and lit with sunshine, we had our breakfast outside on the terrace every day . Shame we didn't make use of the BBQ area all set up and ready to cook xxxx thank you for making our holiday so perfect xxx we'll be booking again ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres


A 10 minute drive west of Kalivaki is Myrtos Beach - voted one of the top ten beaches in the world. 25 minutes to the east of the cottage is Antisamos Beach - the location for part of the film set of Captain Corelli's Mandolin - an ideal place for snorkelling. In Agia Efimia, 5 minutes driving from Kalivaki, there are numerous small beaches and coves, some can only be reached by hiring a motor boat and so will give you the seclusion you may wish for.


Kefalonia Airport is approximately 40km from Makriotika, about 50 minutes driving. The port of Sami is a 15 minute drive from which you can catch a ferry to the beautiful island of Ithaca, to Patras on the main land of Greece and to Italy. A local bus service runs to Myrtos Beach and in the villages in the valley (further info. available at the tourist office in Agia Efimia). Should you wish to explore the island a hire car is recommended. Taxi are readily available.


The capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli, with its wealth of shops, restaurants and bars, plus the Archaeological Museum and Corgialeneion Historical and Folk Art Museums is 30km. A 15 minute drive away is the Port of Sami which has a medical centre. The fascinating Drogorati Caves are 11km away and the Mellisani Underground Lake, just outside Karavomilos is 6 km. To the south of the island Poros is 30km and Skala 40km. To the north spectacular Assos is 10km and picturesque Fiskardo is 30km.

Further Details:

Agia Efimia has several supermarkets, 2 bakeries, a post office, a chemist, a cash point, numerous tavernas, bars and coffee bars. One can hire cars and mopeds and motorboats in the village and book tennis courts and scuba diving or water ski lessons. The municipality of Pylaros, in which Agia Efimia is located, offers numerous enchanting walks both in the valley and the surrounding mountains with breathtaking views and wonderful varieties of flora and fauna.

Local villages, such as Dendrinata and Drakapoulata, offer an insight into unspoilt Greek rural life and numerous buildings and sites of historical interest. We recommend a trip to Mount Enos, Kefalonias highest mountain, to enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Kefalonia and other Ionian Islands. Stop for some local wine-tasting at the village of Frangata.

Follow the dramatic cliff and mountain road to Myrtos Beach, then wind down in the atmospheric little harbour of Assos. Take a boat trip from Sami across to nearby Ithaca or take the twice-daily boat trip from Fiscardo to explore Lefkas.

Explore the fishing port of Fiskardo for its smart yachts and charming narrow streets of Venetian-style houses. Native to Kefalonia are some of the best beaches in Greece. Hire a small boat and spend the day visiting tiny isolated beaches and coves all along the pretty coastline. Drive along the main coastal road to Sami and stumble across small scattered beaches amongst the rocks.

Much of the busy nightlife in Kefalonia is concentrated in the main town of Argostoli. The central square is lined with many restaurants, cafes and bars.

In Kefalonia you will find an abundance of spectacular scenery, traditional tavernas, stunning white beaches and warm, friendly Greek hospitality.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Change over Day. Preferred changeover day is Tuesday.

The cottage is available on a first come, first served basis. A temporary reservation lasting 3 days can be made without commitment while travel arrangements are pending. You should not consider the villa to be held for you until you have received a confirmation email from the owner. A reservation cannot be considered confirmed until a deposit payment of 15% has been paid. Payments are made through PayPal and balance upon arrival.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Tuesday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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