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Luxury Villa with Pool in Spectacular location

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Paul Marder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 31, 2017

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 Kefallonia (Cephalonia)

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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Amenities

Livathou Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • 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
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
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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: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Surrey
5

Fabulous

  • 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: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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gloucester
5

superb

  • 5 of 5

The villa itself could not be faulted in respect of equipment and comfort. The view was amazing and the outside space generous with a lovely mini orchard where one could pick a fresh lemon to go in the obligatory g & t before dinner. We made use of the bbq on two occasions and enjoyed the cooking of Denise on two evenings (the mousaka was delicious). Both Denise and Stelios (her husband) were easily available on the rare times we needed their services. You will definitely need a car to enjoy the island and we would recommend a) visiting Sami and anti samos nearby and b) taking the ferry to Lixouri from Argostoli.

Our only disappointment was the lack of choice of restaurants within walking distance of the villa. Having said that we had a wonderful holiday and will highly recommend Villa Helios and the very helpful owner Paul to all our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kafilonia
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This villa is truly wonderful place to stay. Eight adults stayed and we never felt we were on top of each other at any time. The views are stunning and It has everything you could possibly require for a very relaxing and comfortable holiday. We used the BBQ a couple of times which was fab, although we could have done with a another shelf to put the Coles on but that didn't make much difference to the enjoyable evenings. It was so well equipped it even had a nice array of CD's to cater for different tastes. The pool was cleaned while we were there early mornings but no one was disturbed. We did wonder if there were any bat and ball games or lilos's around which would have been useful, but if you need some they are available at the Mini Market close to the villa. Denise who is the cleaner and is very nice and helpful cooked for us one night which was very nice too (we had the Lemon Chicken). I would advise getting a car. I can thoroughly recommend this villa.

Sally.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Barry, Wales
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

I found this villa on this website and I was impressed with price, facilities and bedrooms that the villa boasted. The owner kindly let us travel in on a different day as we were coming from Wales and the only flight is on a Tuesday. I must say the villa blew us away. It was better than expected, with a large lounge and kitchen area and each of the bedrooms separated into its own corner of the house which gave lots of privacy and space.

The decor is homely and sumptuous, the kitchen is well stocked and the grounds are lovely too.

I would strongly recommend getting a car with the villa as Lourdas beach is just a five minute drive and is the closest "area" with lots of supermarkets, tavernas and a gorgeous shingley beach with a few sun beds too.

Our family cannot say enough good things about Villa Helios, the lovely Denise and Stelios (who look after the villa), the very helpful Paul ( who I gather is the owner) and just how much of a wonderful time we had staying here.

The villa has everything you could need and I will definitely be returning in the future, as soon as my purse will let me!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

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Rates & Availability

Livathou Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Peak
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
2017 late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,280
 
 
2017 Autumn
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,166
 
 
2018 Early Season
May 12 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,296
 
 
2018 Mid Season
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,817
 
 
2018 Shoulder Season
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,410
 
 
2018 Main Season
Jul 14 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,380
 
 
2018 Late Summer
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,338
 
 
2018 Autumn
Sep 15 2018 - Nov 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,296
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,296
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $260.52

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.
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