About the property
- Chateau / Country House3078 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Upmarket Estate Villa at walking distance to Trapezaki Beach, 'Wizard' Chef, hugely Picturesque, Amazing Views, 17c.Olive Mill, WEDDINGS
EOT renting license: 0830K100589401
This enchanting, very private, not overlooked, 4-5 bedroom Guest villa & LARGE Tuscan style pool, adjacent to an ancestral Grand island Estate (with an 17c. Olive Mill, now a museum) belonging to the same owners, at almost walking distance to sandy beach Trapezaki, is an irresistible combination of nature, history & style. Recently created in the manner of an elegant Cephalonian manor house to the highest standards and with loving attention to detail, it sleeps up to 8-10 persons (including infants). On PEAK season, accommodation of up to totally 10 (TEN) persons can be envisaged at a small extra fee for the 5th double bedroom suite on the lower ground floor. Singled out by CONDE NAST for its refinement & 'haute cuisine' of its legendary Chef Yolanda, this place will totally charm discerning travelers. Stunning panoramic views over landscaped gardens, undulating olive groves, vines & the blue Ionian Sea (sandy beach 1,5 km away) are available from the spacious terrace. This villa is a hot property and an ideal place for visitors seeking bespoke service, a Michelin caliber culinary destination, tranquility, un-spoilt natural surroundings as well as elegant & relaxed accommodation.
The Tuscan style large pool set below into a lawn & lush mature garden has Roman steps. The house with sleek line interiors, lavishly decorated in soothing natural tones, refined fittings and elegantly furnished, has a fresh summer look. This is a property about accommodation at the upper end, with off-the-grid nature surrounding it and thus an absolute destination for gatherings in the summer of families, couples, groups of friends, romantic encounters, nature lovers, sun seekers and in particular of those longing the originality & essence of Greek island life in privacy and style away from the masses.
TRAVELERS ARE ADVISED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE PROPERTY MANAGER PRIOR TO BOOKING AS CALENDAR IS NOT ALWAYS UPDATED.
Prime weeks tend to get snapped up very quickly so send us an email if interested. The number of reviews should give you ample reassurance.
To form a better idea of the wider property Google Migliaressis Estate and if you wish you may contact us.
OWNER of property Migliaressis Estate, Kefalonia: FILALEXIA S.A.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
My family, one of the prominent in Cephalonia and with a nobility title since 1604, owned for 400 years an important Estate near St. George Castle. It was in 2004, while serving as a Greek diplomat in Vienna, that we undertook the Estate's restoration & its unique 18th c. olive mill. Our vision was to turn it into an exclusive eco retreat, a showcase of life at the Estate through the centuries. The project was completed in 2009/10, with the creation also of a secluded, luxury, Guest villa for discerning travelers. Guests adore the Estate Guest villa and are most amazed with its outstanding cook Yolanda, who produces 'gourmet' cuisine based on fresh local produce. Quite a few guests have become repeaters of this culinary & wine destination. The knowledge thus acquired incited us to also direct our boutique company, FILALEXIA S.A., towards offering consulting services on a few, select villas on different Greek islands, thus arranging the matchmaking and the renting out to foreigners. These properties (as well as some yachts) are undoubtedly a cut above the usual holiday houses. They all reflect the passion of the owners to make their guests feel and enjoy the fullness of Greek island life. Lysander Migliaressis FILALEXIA S.A. (www.filalexia.com)
Why Lysander chose Moussata
This very private and not overlooked 4-5 bedroom Guest villa & pool, forming part of a wider Greek island Estate above Trapezaki beach, was built in 2009/10 on land inherited from the owners' ancestors. At the same time the rest of the Estate & its architecturally listed 17th c. buildings were meticulously restored. The villa will thrill the most discerning clientele for its enduring appeal. Its spacious terrace & pergola, offering captivating sunset views, are also ideal for dining under the stars. We love the place because it is linked to our family since the 17th c. and has a stunning old Olive Mill which exudes grandeur, but also for its beauty, tranquility, immaculate landscaped gardens, un -spoilt countryside and wonderful secluded beaches almost at walking distance (Trapezaki, etc.). OWNER of the property: FILALEXIA S.A., EOT license: 0830K100589401
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
What makes this villa stand out is the fact that it is not the usual mass-produce holiday house, but a sophisticated eco retreat created with attention to detail, surrounded by an 17th c. Olive Mill and an extensive (8 acres), beautifully landscaped, historic estate (at the edge of a village) with breathtaking views over olive groves and the sea.The villa, with interiors that have a fresh look, an elevated large terrace overlooking lush Mediterranean gardens, a Tuscan style pool and with more personal service than usual, is undoubtedly a tonic of a place with the feel of a boutique hotel and for this reason very much the ideal setting to de-stress, relax and enjoy its serene, barefoot chic. Guests also value the wide range of activities proposed to them, details of which we email.
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WONDERFUL STAY ! WORTH EVERY PENNY !
The villa was wonderful. We were pampered and spoilt by the chef and the maid. Luxury villa, amazing food and service. Yolanda is a gem. Thought the villa was pricey at first but it was worth every penny. Good value for the 5* experience. Better than a luxury hotel as private. A truly wonderful, relaxing experience. 9 days was not enough. Would go back in a heartbeat.
Thank you for a most positive review. This coming from well traveled and knowledgeable people from London has certainly an added value. Delighted also to read that you found this villa ' better than a luxury hotel as private'.
We have passed your superlative comments to our top notch staff team, especially to the chef-cook, Yolanda.
A memorable evening at a stunning venue
I am delighted to be able to write a very positive review of this villa, the very attractive estate on which it stands and the dining experience we had.
The setting, the interior/ furniture/ furnishings and the grounds are truly beautiful and very special. The attention to detail is noteworthy- everything is of the highest standard. The location is, indeed, quite spectacular. The swimming pool set in the beautifully manicured lawns was very inviting but our visit on this occasion was to sample Yolanda’s legendary cooking; she did not disappoint for all courses were cooked to perfection! Her genuinely warm hospitality and her superb culinary skills made the experience extra special. She kindly gave us a guided tour of all the rooms and also found time to take us to the Olive Mill and the surrounding grounds. The memorable evening we spent at the villa was probably one of the highlights of our two-week holiday on the island and we were privileged to have been given the opportunity to see it and to dine there.
Lysander, the owner was most friendly, yet very professional in the manner in which he dealt with our queries prior to arrival. We would have no hesitation in recommending the villa to friends and family and we hope to return ourselves one day with the rest of our family.
Τhere is indeed very little to respond when one's villa and staff - the excellent cook in particular- are so lavishly praised. This is yet one more well traveled visitor from the UK, who was able to appreciate the beauty of this property and the great attention to detail.
Many thanks also for strongly recommending it. Lysander (manager of the Estate)
Villa Filalexia, Kefalonia is exactly as described
This is the most idyllic place to stay. The villa is beautifully designed and decorated and the garden is lovely. The staff, Yolanda and Effie, make sure that everyone is well looked after and the meals prepared by Yolanda were utterly delicious. What a treat to have such a skilled cook in the villa; it made it the most relaxing holiday ever. Well done Lysander for creating such a haven.
Yet one more guest, who after having spent 2 weeks at the property, says that this place 'made it the most relaxing holiday ever ' and about the in house chef 'what a treat to have such a skilled cook in the villa'.
Indeed, our main goal has always been to give our guests the possibility to feel and enjoy the fullness of Greek island life, in an absolutely photogenic countryside, but also with a top notch staff - quite rare and not at all evident - who knows how to pamper them & provide absolutely care free holidays.
Wonderful Family Getaway
Our family had a truly amazing time at this impeccably maintained Villa. Lysander and his staff are attentive to your every need and request and was there for our family throughout our stay at the Villa to book any reservation we requested. Yolanda is a true professional and amazing chef which makes the time at the Villa all the more special. This was the perfect holiday for our family to spend quality time together. This Villa gave us the perfect setting to achieve that.
We are particularly glad that yet one more party of guests - this time from N.Y. (US) - enjoyed the, as they note, ' impeccably maintained Villa'. We now hope their exceptional review will incite more travelers from the far away US to come to us.
One clarification though: Lysander, the manager of the wider ancestral estate adjacent to the villa and CEO of the FILALEXIA S.A. company, was indeed then in Cephalonia, but the whatever reservations or bookings to which the guest refers were undertaken by Yolanda the housekeeper & chef-cook.
Wonderful week in a wonderful villa
This is a beautiful villa in a stunning location and we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay here. The villa was fully equipped with everything we could possibly need - a true home from home. The staff were wonderful and chef Yolanda prepared some of the best Greek food we have ever tasted. Her puddings and fresh Lobster especially were delicious. The location is ideal for accessing the lovely, unspoilt Trapezaki beach which is particularly good for young children. And the views from the villa and the sunsets were amazing. Would definitely recommend highly to anyone looking to visit the island.
We are particularly glad that yet another Guest of ours this season (Mr. T. O.) praises lavishly our villa 0.D. 8046411. It is indeed amazing to see how positive and satisfied appear in their comments all our Guests from Owners Direct / Home Away, not only about the villa and its superb staff, but also that they highly appreciate the refined Mediterranean cuisine prepared by the in-house chef Yolanda. Well done our Guests !
Holiday of a Lifetime
The holiday came with a recommendation from Mrs Sue Thomas and she has rated this Villa most highly. We were very much looking forward to going, but all of her plaudits couldn't do it justice. The villa is very well appointed and Lysander is supported by two marvellous people, Effie and Yolanda. Effie kept the place spic and span and Yolanda is an outstanding chef (top restaurant quality meals all using locally sourced, top quality ingredients). They both looked after us royally and I'm afraid have spoiled us for any other holiday we will go on in the future. This offering goes beyond being a normal villa holiday and is more akin to staying in your own private hotel with staff dedicated to ensuring you have the best holiday experience. Nothing is too much trouble for the team and they will book reservations, taxis, advice on trips and provide laundry and shopping services; all done with a smile.
We highly appreciate yet another praising review regarding villa 8046411 from particularly well traveled and knowledgeable UK Guests, who stayed 2 weeks on the recommendation of friends, and were able to fully enjoy the stunning exponent of the indoor outdoor lifestyle, the services of the in-villa staff, but most of all the culinary flashes of the legendary, virtuoso, lady chef -cook Yolanda, known for her dazzling creativity and the freshness of the produce used. We thank for your stay with us and hope to see you or friends of yours soon.
Special interest holidays: This is a place for gastro-visitors who are looking for delicious, lovingly prepared, Michelin-caliber food with Greek island soul. Not once did our Guests have a mediocre meal! Cooking courses are also offered on Greek and Mediterranean cuisine under the Estate's experienced chef-cook, Yolanda, who has a reputation for dazzling culinary creativity and is preparing an anthology of flavors with a twist. No wonder therefore, that the Migliaressis Estate is an absolute star of Mediterranean / Greek cooking, as indicated also in the various reviews received from Guests, attached here, as well as articles published eg in Country Life, Conde Nast, Good Housekeeping, etc. Coast/Beach: 4 lovely and extended blue flag sandy beaches (two of them, Lithero and Kanali, are secluded) in the vicinity at walking distance or 5 to 10 minutes drive from the villa. Travel: Direct flights are available to Kefalonia from May to November from various European cities. Car with A/C (which can be provided by the property at an extra low cost) is indispensable. The Guest villa is 15-20 minutes drive from the airport which is 12 kms away and 20 minutes from the nearest ferry port. ALL GUESTS are required to have an all risks (including the cost of the booking, personal injury/death at the villa due to an accident), comprehensive TRAVEL INSURANCE when staying at the villa. Distances: Argostoli, the main town, is 15 minutes drive. The nearest of the 4 blue flag sandy beaches is less than 5 minutes drive or 20-25 minutes walking. Nearest bakery, restaurant-taverna and mini-market all at walking distance. Nearest supermarket 10 minutes drive. The airport is 15-20 minutes drive. Further Details: The magnificent historic Estate with its adjacent Guest manor of character in a location that has cachet (Conde Nast Traveler featured it as one of '25 of the best villas in Europe'!) and the beautifully restored 18th century Olive Mill are also a unique venue for a refined wedding and a honeymoon hideaway. The whole wider property, lavishly restored and rehabilitated, can be taken over for a wedding party and other celebrations (birthdays, anniversaries), while extra accommodation can be provided in the vicinity for up to 50 -60 guests. The Estate owner and property manager can also arrange for the guests staying at the Guest villa to engage in activities such as bird shooting at a nearby game farm, hiking, bicycling, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, to rent a small motor boat or a big one (up to 8 persons) or go around sailing, fishing and snorkeling. Upon confirmation of the booking, the guests will receive by e-mail detailed information and prices for the above and reservations, if necessary (eg for the motor or sailing boat), will be made through the manager. Also available, at an additional fee, is a highly recommended in house masseuse. Pre-travel requests and tailored preparation of the guest villa are all taken care off ahead of the holiday. Upon their arrival, guests will receive a folder with suggestions and tips on excursions, nice secluded beaches, places of interest, restaurants, clubs etc. Our local concierge service is on hand to offer advice, provide knowledge and make arrangements.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please contact manager prior to booking. The 4-5 bedroom property features also in the Internet as Migliaressis Estate (Kefalonia) Rental License: MHTE 0830K100589401 For booking to be confirmed a deposit of 30% of rent needs to be paid, eventually after phone contact between Guest & manager. Balance kindly requested well prior to arrival. Changeover day: STRICTLY SATURDAY the period 14/07 to 1/09. Otherwise we could be more flexible. Check in is normally from 15:30 pm. Check out 10:00 am. Will do everything to accommodate you! Notes: Prime weeks get snapped up very quickly, so email us ASAP if interested. The number of reviews should give you ample reassurance, while if you wish to be informed in a detailed way on the wider property you may Google Migliaressis Estate and send us an e-mail if you have any queries. a) PEAK season rate (21/07-24/08/2018) only ΟΝ REQUEST for up to 8-10 persons (with infants). Included in the rate: the services of our 'wizard' lady chef-cook, full time daily chambermaid, preparation of breakfast, guests' laundry 2Xweek, etc. Food ingredients paid by the guests. Please visit also our Estate's website indicated below. b) SHOULDER HIGH, HIGH & SHOULDER PEAK season rate (from 16/06 to 20/07 & from 25/08 to 7/09/2018) is for up to 8 persons (with infants) and includes just daily maid cleaning, preparation & service of breakfast. Lady chef is on request at an extra, absolutely reasonable, fee. If party is TOTALY 10 persons a 5th bedroom is available at an extra fee on lower ground floor. c) LOW & some HIGH season rates (3,220 to 3,640 Euros) for up to 8 pax (including toddlers), comes with just daily maid 6X week. The services of our cook is extra, to be agreed. DISCOUNTS+any day arrival on certain LOW & HIGH SEASON weeks. The villa is also open in late Autumn - early Spring. Rates on request. Property enjoys a Greek Tourism Organisation license & has its own site (www.migliaressis-estate.com) indicated in O.D.