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Luxury Villa with Pool in Spectacular location

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Trapezaki, Kefalonia, Greece - Peaceful, Private Location, Close to Beach and Restaurants

Beautifull, luxury villa with 4 en-suite bedrooms, with large 75sq.m pool and seperate jacuzzi. Parking area for 4 cars. Set in a quiet location, nestled in an olive grove affording privacy, yet close to all the essential amenities. Two shaded outdoor eating area's, one with a stone BBQ. Spectacular sea and mountain views, full air-conditioning. Just 1km from the lovely Trapezaki Bay beaches, and close to several tavernas and mini markets.

Paul Marder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Paul Marder

I am a retired widower, My late wife & I built Villa Helios in 2004/5. Most of our family holidays were taken in Villas and Apartments, in Europe and USA. After many years of renting we decided to build our own holiday home, using all the experience of the properties we have stayed in. We decided on the beautiful Island of Kefalonia as the ideal destination location, and set about finding a plot of land, which we bought in 2004. We wanted to create a home from home that offered all the missing ingredients that many holiday villas lack. We use the house on a regular basis, as do our children, When we visit ourselves we aim to ensure that standards are maintained & improved. Stelios maintains the villa on a daily basis.

Paul Marder purchased this villa in 2005

Why Paul Marder chose Livathou

A fantastic location, Villa Helios is set in an Olive Grove, close to all the essential local amenities, Restaurants, Mini Markets and Beaches. Very quiet and private with spectacular views of Trapezaki Bay, The Island of Zante and Mount Ainos. There are wonderful walks from the villa and lots of beach's to explore. Walk from Trapezaki to Kanali beach then onto Lourdas and beyond, stopping at the various bars and tavernas along the way. The local restaurants offer a mouth watering variety of Greek and international food.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is very well equipped for both indoor & outdoor cooking & dining. We are also able to offer delicious Home Made Greek food delivered to the Villa. Welcome Packs are also available to order. Dine on the villa patios and enjoy some of the most spectacular views on the Island.

Stelios & Denise who look after the villa both speak perfect English and are able to offer lots of advise about the Island, restaurants etc. Extensive information book on hand in the villa, to advise on the local area & the Island.

Close to many beaches, with spectacular views of the Coast & Mountains.

The garden has Olive, Fig, Lemon, Orange & Nut trees which can be picked when in season.

Close to both the airport & the Islands capital Argostolli, both are less than 20 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was superb, We cannot thank you enough for a fantastic week at Villa Helios. We have rented many villas, this one stands head & shoulders above the rest. Four superb en suite bedrooms, meant no arguments as everyone was equally delighted. Brilliant double showers. Large lounge with comfortable furniture, an extremely well equipped kitchen. Little things made it special, lots of matching glasses, crockery, cutlery, proper BBQ tools . The view from the pool area was breath taking, being situated up a quiet lane was extremely peaceful. The owners were superb in their advice before we went. Locally, Stelios & Denise could not have been more helpful. David: Northallerton.

This villa rates amongst the very best. We have been taking villa holidays for over 20 years & this villa must rate amongst the very best. We loved the villa's peaceful location & stunning views. Howard.

Our week staying at Villa Helios was as superb, the Villa itself perfect in every way, we will be back.
Aug 2010
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Livathou Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
  • Bed 1 en-suite, wc, twin sinks, double shower. Bed 2 en-suite, wc, twin sinks, bath & shower. Bed 3 en-suite, wc, sink, double shower. Bed 4 en-suite, wc, sink, double shower. Downstairs cloakroom with wc & sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 King size bed, en-suite, fitted wardrobes, large balcony with sunbeds, sea views. Bedroom 2 King size bed, en-suite, fitted wardrobes, balcony with sunbeds, sea views. 3 and 4 Twin beds, en-suite , fitted wardrobes, terrace with sea views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Maximum occupancy 8 people. We respectfully ask our guests to not smoke inside the villa. We would point out that children should always be closely supervised in the swimming pool area. You are advised never to climb onto the infinity ledge. Pets are only permitted by special arrangement. If there are any problems during your stay, please contact Stelios, who cleans the pool most mornings. He will be happy to help you, even if it's just replacing a light bulb. Arrival time 2pm Departure time 10am Cots & High Chair Hire can be arranged, if required, the following charges apply: Cot: £20.00 per week High Chair £10.00 per week Outside: Large private 75 sq mtr infinity swimming pool with good shallow end and seperate Jacuzzi. Large tiled terrace with 8 sunbeds, parasols & tables, marble dining table with 8 chairs, stone BBQ with glass table & 8 chairs under Shaded Pergola, outside shower. All the bedrooms have outside tables & chairs, bedrooms 1 & 2 have sunbeds. Extensive gardens with olive, orange, lemon & fig trees as well as vines and many flowering shrubs & roses. Parking area for 4 cars. Utility Room: Washing machine. Ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, linen and beach towels are provided. The villa is cleaned and linen changed twice a week, one of these being the changeover day. The pool is cleaned most days.


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Luxury Villa with Pool in Spectacular location
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa in an amazing location - secluded and peaceful, yet walk 5 minutes to lovely tavernas, very short drive to a quiet beach (even at peak times), mini-market walking distance. the view is beautiful - just stunning vistas of Zante over the turquoise sea. very well appointed inside. Gorgeous fig and citrus trees in the surrounding gardens. Lovely large pool which was spotlessly clean,

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Villa with everything

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful views, relaxing location. We stayed with 4 adults and 4 children and there was plenty of room. The Villa has everything you need with good air conditioning when it is really hot. Restaurants within walking distance and 10 minutes in the car to the beaches. Highly recommend and we would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous spacious villa in secluded spot with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

This lovely villa is very well cared for with an attractively furnished open plan downstairs full of light. Two nice sized doubles, both with balconies and two twin bedrooms downstairs for the children. Lots of storage too and bath towels provided.

We spent most of our time outside where there were sun beds for all and in the glorious pool which is beautifully clean.

You need a car to get to local taverna, bakery and shop which is very thoughtfully stocked with lots of English food as well as Greek. It is walkable but a bit of a struggle in the heat. The local Stamna taverna was ideal and authentic.

There are lemons, oranges, fig trees among others in the grounds which we loved being able to pick.

The photos on this site do not quite do it justice so it was a lovely surprise to arrive and find it exceeded our expectations.

Paul the owner was very helpful, and easy to communicate with. There is masses of information in the villa for things to do but all the children wanted to do was hang out at the villa!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and spacious villa with stunning views

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and spacious villa in beautiful quiet location with wonderful large infinity pool with spectacular views.Both villa and pool immaculately maintained by a charming and helpful local couple. There is a brilliant barbecue in the garden and there are several excellent tavernas serving delicious Kefalonian food in the locality. You would need a car to get around ,but roads are quiet and traffic-free.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa, excellent views, beautiful beaches

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Helios. Superb villa, beautiful pool, excellent views, great nearby beaches (and beach side cafe) with wonderfully clear water plus a friendly and helpful owner and team nearby to support. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As a party of 8 adults this villa offered everything we needed,plenty of space and so well equipped that we never ran out of glasses!

The view was superb we all spent many happy hours in the pool just admiring the view,the BBQ was used and the evenings spent just chilling out were great.We found we could walk to a couple of restaurants and a bakery which made life easy.A must is to try Denise's Moussaka it was fabulous.

We would highly recommend this villa the booking was made easy by Paul's quick replies and detailed instruction's for our arrival.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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20 minutes walk, 5 minute drive to the beautiful sandy beach at Trapazaki. The beach shelves gently and is ideal for children. There is a taverna which opens from May and a beach bar from June.You can walk from Trapazaki to Kanali beach and beyond to Lourdas, these beaches vary from sand to fine stones, there are a number of small rocky outcrops that can easily be crossed. Lourdas (driving time 10 min) has a fine sandy beach with many Tavernas. Karavados beach is very good for snorkelling


Fly with easyJet fro April to November. Many charter flights are available from most UK airports from May 1st until the end of October. Outside of these periods you can fly via Athens. Argostoli airport is just 20 minutes by car from the villa. Car hire is not totally essential, but highly recommended. If you wish to drive to the Island you can get a ferry from Italy where there are various options.


Mini market 750 metres. Tavernas 750 metres. Islands capital Argostoli 10km. Lourdata tavernas and mini markets 2km.

Further Details:

Nearest Banks and main Post Office are in Argostoli.

Main Supermarkets AB, Lidl etc on main road to Argostolli, about 5km.

Three good local restaurants about 10 - 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car.

Local Mini Market 10-15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car.

Very good local bakery 10 minute walk 3-4 minutes by car.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $278.2

Booking Notes:
25% deposit with booking, balance payable eight weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Rental weeks are based on a Saturday changeover. I will consider any day as long I can fit around existing bookings.

Notes on prices:
For 2015 a 15% DISCOUNT will apply to one week bookings & a 25% DISCOUNT to TWO WEEK bookings for the months of APRIL/MAY & OCTOBER These are wonderful months to visit the Island with warm weather, no crowds, wonderful wild spring flowers, and warm seas in October. The villa is a real home from home, comfortably furnished, well equipped and maintained to a very high standard.All the rooms offer spectacular views. WHAT A BARGAIN

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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