Private, peaceful, luxury villa with unrestricted sea view & large infinity pool
About Irene Price
Photo: Travelling around mainland Greece, enjoying the amphitheatre at Epidavros. Robert & Irene have obtained UK police clearance certificates to validate that they have no criminal records and are the legitimate owners of Villa Ambelonas, so clients can rent in complete confidence.
Why Irene Price chose Elios Proni
It is wonderful to wake up to fabulous sea views! So rare to find somewhere so peaceful & completely private, a real get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
What makes this Villa unique
All rental properties on Kefalonia should be E.O.T. registered, although many are not. An E.O.T. licence is your protection that the property has been independently inspected by the Greek Tourist board as well as having pre-season inspections by fire & safety officers, so that the villa conforms to the highest safety standards. You can rest assured knowing that Villa Ambelonas is E.O.T. accredited for your safety with annual fire safety checks, all certificates are available for viewing in house.
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Absolutely amazing villa. Spotlessly clean, amazing view and peaceful location - very private. Some nice touches from the owners (welcome pack with basic foodstuff, cool box for trips out). Very comfortable beds and great communication from the owners and villa manager. We had the perfect holiday here - highly recommended!
Lovely villa - very clean and well equipped. The welcome pack is a nice touch.
The roads are very windy - lots of hairpins. Local super market in Skala was fine for all our needs and nearest taverna is very good but it’s a 20 minute walk away . Lots of tavernas in Skala we only tried a couple and both were very good .
The villa has everything you could need and the owners are so helpful. The views are amazing, hearing the bells on the goats in the morning and evening as they came up and down the mountain just added to the relaxed feeling. I very rarely say I will return anywhere but this villa is so wonderful I will book it again.
What a view! Great villa quiet location :-)
We had a brilliant week for half term October. Weather was warm low 20’s but still lovely to laze by the pool, a day of rain but didn’t stop us exploring . The villa is very comfortable and had everything we needed, the grocery concierge service from bond Viveur was brilliant, cold beer in the fridge when we arrived was just perfect. We loved the location of the villa , in the hills with the goats and sheep and the view is amazing and you get the sun all day by the pool. Being October it was the very end of season and mostly all tavernas were closed but we liked the quiet and we almost had the beach to ourselves at Kaminia. We liked the tavernas in Kateleios and poros plus the amazing butchers there ! Would definitely recommend this villa and we hope to return next year.
Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and would love to have you return another year. Kind regards, Irene
Lovely clean villa with stunning views
We had a great holiday. Although we were up a mountain it was great being away from the small town centre. The villa was spotlessly clean and had great facilities. The town itself is very quiet at this time of year but the weather was mostly great and overall we had a lovely week. Would happily return.
Hi - Thank you for your kind review, we're so pleased you all had a lovely holiday, and please do come back anytime, you'd be most welcome!
Kind regards, Irene
You won't want to leave.
The property is approached by a narrow road that winds up the hillside and is home to many goats. This was the start of a fabulous week. The property is lovely with views to instigate jealousy from friends on your Facebook page! The only sound you will hear is the melodic chime of the goats' bells.
The house is really well appointed and we arrived to a welcome basket which included the very necessary English tea. The bed linen was fresh and of good quality and the rooms all had aircon when it got a little too hot. There are ample books and DVDs to choose from which catered to all of our tastes.
The pool was very clean and the pool guy came very discreetly early in the morning to keep it looking good. Outside there are plenty of sunbeds, parasols, tables and chairs. No need to fight over who gets there towel down first!
Just down the hill is a lovely taverna with good food and really friendly welcoming staff. Skala is full of places to eat and all reasonably priced.
Would we stay here again? That gets a big resounding yes. Our only caveat is could you arrange for the wasps to move to another hillside as they were a tad annoying.
It is a gorgeous house in a gorgeous location.
PRIVATE CHEF, CONCIERGE & GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE: Bond Viveur offers a shopping delivery service, private chefs, weddings, party planning & can organise anything you need during your holiday.
For example you can pre-book your groceries to be delivered to the villa prior to your arrival, together with a first night supper left in the fridge for you to simply reheat and serve when you're ready.
COOKING: Our private chef can give cookery lessons in your villa - learn how to cook authentic Greek cuisine, or relax by the pool while chef does the hard work.
MASSAGE THERAPIST: Available on request, can be organised at the villa.
SAILING: Combine a private sailing holiday round the Ionian islands on luxury skippered yacht Icarus, with a stay at the villa.
Or charter a skippered luxury yacht for a full day out, with exclusive use of the yacht (up to 6 guests) and bespoke sail into bays only accessible by boat. A freshly prepared lunch, drinks, canapés and champagne included. Use of the SUP paddle board and snorkelling equipment
WINE: Tours are available to several of Kefalonia's wineries, plus dining options.
DIVING: Skala now has it's own dive centre by AB supermarket on the seafront.
CYCLING: Links available to escorted bike tours, plus local bicycle & motorbike hire.
COAST & BEACH:
The fantastic beaches of Kaminia and Mounda where the Loggerhead Turtles return annually to breed are just two miles away, whilst the family friendly resort of Skala with miles of long, safe, golden sandy beaches, shops, tavernas and water sports is 10 minutes by car.
The drive from Kefalonia airport to Old Skala takes 45 mins. The villa is located in the small exclusive hills development of Old Skala. A short drive on steep, narrow, but safe tarmac & concrete mountain roads lead from Skala and Ratzakli to the villa, so car hire is essential. The villa has a private, gated driveway with parking for several cars. April-Oct direct charter & Easyjet flights run from many UK airports. Nov-March fly to Athens, then take a short connecting flight.
If you wish, you can easily island hop and take a day cruise or car ferry to Ithaca (home of legendary Odysseus), Zakinthos/Zante, or visit mainland Greece from nearby Poros to Killini on the Peloponnese. Day trip boats are also available from nearby Skala beach across to Ithaca or around the island cruises.
The villa is situated on the South East coast of Kefalonia, set amongst fragrant scented pines, Cypress trees and wild thyme. The Villa is located in Palia (Old) Skala, on the site of a former raisin producer, with an old stone circle in the grounds and local goats rambling around the area. Old Skala with the ruins of the old village, beautiful rugged landscape, fantastic views and great trails is very popular with walkers.
A rustic communal tennis court, internet bar and highly rated taverna with great sea views are 15 mins walk/2 mins by car.
2 miles away, 10 mins drive, is the pretty resort town of Skala with its pavement cafes and wide selection of restaurants, from traditional Greek Tavernas to Chinese, Italian and Indian restaurants. With 5km of gently shelved shore, pristine sandy beaches, children's play areas, a variety of water sports, scuba diving, plus taxi boats ready to take you to deserted beaches or neighbouring villages, there's plenty to attract all age groups. Of historical interest are the well-preserved Roman mosaic floors at the Roman villa in Skala. Many of the popular excursions around the island start from Skala, such as the island tour and trip to Ithaka.