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Luxurious Villa Private Pool, Fantastic Sea Views, Fully Air-Conditioned, BBQ

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Agia Efimia, Kefalonia, Greece - Peaceful and Secluded Location, 5 Min Walk to the Beach and the centre of Agia Efimia

Villa Mema is situated on a hillside of the harbour of Agia Efimia, a colourful yachting harbour with numerous little flint bays with crystal clear water, little shops, friendly taverns, cafes and bars. The secluded and elevated position of the property makes the villa to a truly magical place for your holidays. Breathtaking views from every corner of the house across the bay of Agia Efimia, the Ionian Sea and the neighbour-island of Ithaca. Just a breath away from the centre of the village and all its entertainment facilities but still a peaceful and tranquil location offering a lot of privacy.

The Villa (110m²) is built in accordance to the island's architecture. It is well equipped and tastefully furnished with selected traditional furnishings of highest standard and comfort. No surprise that the film star Penelope Cruz chose this place to stay during the filming of 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'.

Outside, there are two large front terraces offering privacy and stunning views to the harbour of Agia Efimia and the sea. The pool terrace is equipped with 4 relaxing sun beds. Pool and front terraces are surrounded by different patios with shaded relaxing areas and decorated with a variety of lovely Mediterranean flowers such as oleanders, hibiscus, jasmines, roses.

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Property Manager
Lida Kougianou
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german, greek
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Lida Kougianou

Though I was born in Athens, I am a half Kefalonian and have spent a lot of my childhood holidays on this beautiful island. I always loved this place, its stunning natural beauty and the warm hospitality of the people. I was lucky being able to turn my passion into a business and set up an agency specialized in lovely, exclusive Holiday Rentals in Kefalonia.

“Kefalonia Holiday Homes”, operating since 2000, is by now successfully established. My team and I travel around the island and carefully select beautiful places to stay, in unique and calm locations, highly equipped and beautifully furnished, providing all comfort and privacy you look for in your holidays.

We know personally all properties and their owners. So, we are able to answer your every question and make sure, the accommodation you choose, is the right one for you.

Our services include:

- Quick response to your enquiries (within 24 hours at the latest, mostly much earlier).

- Reliable and helpful answers regarding the property, its equipment, distances and the area (due to personal knowledge of the island and the properties)

- Flexibility (wherever possible) regarding changeover days, duration of stay, change of booking dates, persons, etc.

- Information and assistance by planning your travelling (taxi transfers, information on reliable car rental companies, ferry schedules, reservation for ferries, etc.)

- Instant and efficient support during your stay in Kefalonia

Just get in touch by email or by phone and start creating your unforgettable holidays in Kefalonia

Lida Kougianou purchased this villa in 2000

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just wanted to write a short note to say how much we enjoyed our holiday at Villa Mema, and to thank you for all your help in sorting things for us. Your communication was excellent and everything ran smoothly. The owner, Mema, was also excellent in checking we had everything we needed, and assisting us throughout our stay. Overall a great 2 weeks and we believe we choose the right place for our honeymoon! Villa Mema was amazing, and the views just lovely. We would love to return to Agia Efimia again sometime in the future as its a lovely small resort! Thanks again.

J & A, England June 2013
Oct 2009
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Agia Effimia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , on the ground floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on the first floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , with airconditioning and balcony with fantastic sea views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , with airconditining and balcony offering stunning views
  • Individually decorated no smoking bedrooms, both with air-conditioning and private balconies offering spectacular views of Agia Efimia and the sea.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Free wi-fi internet, pool towels, baby cot and high chair, safe, private parking place inside a gated entrance. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning and change of linen and towels twice a week. Pool towels provided.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Villa Private Pool, Fantastic Sea Views, Fully Air-Conditioned, BBQ
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A dream come true

  • 5 of 5

The villa is even more appealing than the wonderful photographs on the website, with location, layout, facilities and ongoing maintenance exactly as described. It has every convenience and feels like a real home. I chose it as the place to celebrate my 80th birthday, as my elder son and his wife have an apartment in the village; and I took my younger son and daughter and their spouses. They had the two bedrooms and I chose to be on the very comfortable sofa bed in the living room, with its own en-suite shower room.

The hot weather in July was a good test of the air conditioning, which worked perfectly, as did all the plumbing and the cooking equipment. The star was the swimming pool, which was immaculately maintained, with crystal clear water all the time. The flowers were at their best and the view is sensational. The village is delightful with some well-stocked supermarkets and gift shops, and all the excellent restaurants are within easy walking distance - our favourite was "Paradise."

We did some touring, although we would have been happy never to leave Villa Mema. Our favourite place was Assos and we enjoyed the shopping and waterside restaurants in Fiscardo. There is so much to see on that beautiful island and there are also some excellent boat trips.

The communication with the villa's Manager in advance was efficient and friendly and on arrival we were greeted very warmly by the lovely lady owner, who also came round to say goodbye as we left most reluctantly.

I booked the villa two years in advance and our week there was, for us all, a dream come true.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Kefalonia

  • 5 of 5

Arriving in Aghia Efimia once more felt like coming home. This was our third visit and exceeded all expectations. Location of villa and facilities fabulous and the best views on the island! Will never forget Mema's warm hospitality

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! You will be very welcome if you would like to visit the island for the fourth time!!!
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  • 5 of 5

A fabulous villa which is exactly as described if not better. Amazing views, totally private and yet minutes away from a fabulous bustling harbour with everything you need. From our amazing welcome from Mema onwards this holiday was perfect. We would recommend without reservation.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just Wow!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa with amazing views and only a few minutes walk down into the town. It is exactly as described and as the photos show. Spent hours on the terrace just watching the comings and goings of the boats and yachts. Thanks to Mema for her wonderful hospitality and welcome provisions she left us, a really nice touch. We absolutely loved this place and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect, just perfect

  • 5 of 5

My first experience of booking via owners direct could not have been more efficient of helpful, Lida thanks for all your help and advice

This Villa was amazing, wonderful location, fabulous views, very clean and the most amazing service. Mema was an absolute delight, very welcoming, despite having to wait at the house for two hours because of our delayed flight, she was just the most helpful and friendly host... even brought us bbq coals when we couldn't find any in town.

I would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We've been to Kefalonia and especially Aghia Efimia many times but Villa Mema has really set a new high that's going to be hard to beat.

From Mrs Mema's first welcome putting jasmine flowers in our hands until our last farewell this is going to be a holiday that will stay for us for a long time.

The views are gorgeous, the village is minutes away and the stars are amazing (the ISS made a special visit for us!)

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Airport Kefalonia (EFL)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Agia Efimia
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Agia Efimia
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Agia Efimia
Car: not necessary

The charming harbour of Agia Efimia with its maritime flair and gentle tourism became quite popular in the last years. Though it maintains its authentic Greek atmosphere and warm hospitality. It offers all amenities you may need in your holiday: friendly taverns and cafés, some bars, little shops, car and motorbike rental, pharmacy, cash station,

Surrounding Agia Efimia there are numerous little white pebble coves with crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. For those interested there is a professional diving school based in the village, and also small motorboats and catamarans available for hire. It is strongly recommended to rent a motorboat and visit the idyllic, isolated coves between Agia Efimia and Fiskardo, which are accessible only by boat. Furthermore, you can take a ferry and visit the beautiful island of Ithaca for a day.

Spectacular beaches such as Myrtos or Antisamos Beach and famous attractions of the island such as Melissani Lake and Drogaratti Caves are easy accessible by a short drive (10-15 min from the Villa).


Rates & Availability

Agia Effimia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2
May 15 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Rate 3
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Rate 7
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

If you wish, we will be happy to arrange a taxi transfer from/to the airport at the cost of 55 euro per way, per taxi payable cash at the taxi driver.

Check-In / Check-Out:
In consideration of cleaning, guests are kindly requested to check-in not before 15:00 hrs and check-out not later than 10:00 hrs. If you wish an earlier check-in or a later check-out, please contact us.

No additional costs:
Our rates include all taxes and surcharges; cleaning and change of linen and towels twice a week; Air-Conditioning; Baby-bed and high chair; pool towels, wi-fi internet.

Licensed Property:
Villa Mema meets the standards of the Greek Tourist Board; License No. (M.H.T.E.) 0458K122K0306501

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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