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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 1 - 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Lida Kougianou
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, greek
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

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:

“”, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Lovely property fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in villa Mema, fabulous weather and the total relaxation that we wished foe

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5 Stars and more!

  • 5 of 5

The photos painted a very good picture of Villa Mema but the reality of being there was even better.

The location, the views which we saw every morning, the lovely clear water in the pool and so many areas to relax - not quite chill out - it was too hot for that!

Although we were so close to the village it was still wonderfully private and yet we were not isolated either. It was wonderful to watch all the varied sailing craft going in and out of the harbour.

Mema herself was a real gem! She was so warm and welcoming and was a lovely hostess who couldn't do enough for us.

We joined all the previous guests in writing glowing reports of our time at Villa Mema in the visitor's book and we would certainly return in the future, God willing.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We had researched Villa Mema and appreciated that it had attracted 5 star reviews however, our holiday surpassed any expectations that we had. Villa Mema is exceptional, the villa is charming inside but the outdoor space and views are hard to beat anywhere in the world. Mrs Mema was a most attentive and kind host but never intruded on family space- her chocolate cake and mouse were delicious. The booking experience and communication with Lida was also exemplary - Lida and Mrs Mema could not do enough to help us when we had some sad news back home. We will certainly be returning - we loved every minute of our holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning villa and views

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa with stunning views. Mema, the owner, couldn't do more to make you feel welcome. The gardens are delightful. Short walk to the pretty harbour with many restaurants. We've already booked for 3 weeks next year for my 60th!

The garden and pool were attended to almost every day with a very thorough midweek clean of the villa.

Penelope Cruz and Nicholas Cage stayed here whilst filming Captain Corelli's Mandolin...we can understand why.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way - a truely stunning retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were getting married in Agia Efimia so wanted accommodation with the wow factor. Villa Mema certainly delivered!

We had fairly high expectations from the pictures and reviews online but nothing came close to the reality of staying in this remarkable place.

The views are outstanding - seriously! To wake up every morning and be greeted with THOSE views is something you just do not get used to.

Everything with the villa was perfect. It was home from home. It had everything you needed (and more), it was clean (thank you to the lovey maid) and perfectly located.

Mrs Mema is the perfect host. She could have not been more welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. It was a pleasure to see her on the days she popped up to clean the pool/water the flowers etc and she was never invasive. She seemed to genuinely share in our joy of our special occasion - it was a pleasure to have met her.

Also, the lady who managed our booking (Lida) could not have done more to help not only when booking, but also during and after our stay.

I wish there were enough words to describe how wonderful this villa is.

We enjoyed our stay so much we have booked again for next year.

Worth every penny - easily a 5* rating.

Thank you so much for having us and making our stay so special.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic for the third time

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we've stayed at Villa Mema and we've already booked our fourth. I really can't stress enough how wonderful the Villa, view and overall location is. From sunrise to sunset the views are beautiful and everything is so close at hand in Agia Effimia. The Greeks really know how to make you feel welcome so the next visit really can't come quick enough. Thank you Lida & Mema.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund