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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Katelios, Kefalonia, Greek Islands - Nestled On A Hillside With Breathtaking Ionian Sea And Mountain Views

Villa Cyclamino is a luxurious modern open plan villa which has a tranquil and relaxed feel, situated 900m from the tiny fishing village of Katelios - within walking distance to local tavernas, beach and amenities. The setting guarantees breathtaking views over the glistening waters of the Ionian sea towards the islands beyond . In the distance the famous Caretta beach where the loggerhead turtles lay their eggs can be seen. Surrounding the infinity pool is a spacious outside patio area with BBQ, sunloungers and parasols, there is also a covered outside eating area for midday alfresco dining. The villa is fully equipped to an extremely high standard with TV/DVD, Ipod station, dishwasher, microwave. All bedrooms have private balconies with amazing views. Cyclamino will appeal to guests looking for a relaxing holiday with a 'get away' feel but still within easy access to the local amenities. Private parking is available for 2/3 cars. *Wifi is now available as a complimentary service, this is a free service (sometimes due to weather or satellite signal it can be a little temperamental so a little patience may be required :).

Liz Rogers
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Liz Rogers

My name is Liz. I live in Cornwall and have always loved property, renovation and sea! I currently advertise 2 of my properties through Owners Direct, 1 is a beautiful villa on the island of Kefalonia in Greece property ref: GR1548 and the second one is a character detached character barn conversion in the rolling Cornish countryside just 3 miles from the sea. I have overseen/built and refurbished both properties with help from professionals along the way, combined with the help of my 2 children who are both actively involved with everything I do. My aim is to provide holidays that home from home, that are welcoming, friendly and with luxury finishing touches that sets them apart from others. Customer service is very important to me, thank you for reading my profile.

Liz Rogers purchased this villa in 2005

Why Liz Rogers chose Elios Proni

Katelios is a pretty fishing village with lovely restaurants and tavernas. Within 35 mins from the airport you can be sat overlooking the Ionian sea with the sound of birdsong and crickets all around. The location is peaceful, and yet within 10 minutes walk you can be at the sea front enjoying a glass of robola wine with olives and tzadziki. Crowds do not exist on Kefalonia, beaches are never crowded, and crime rate is very low. Night life is relaxed and low key. The villa is suitable for large families, or maybe just a group of friends wishing to `get away` from it all.

What makes this villa unique

The villa has a very relaxed feel about it. It is large, light and airy, the views from both inside and out are breathtaking. If you are holidaying with children there is a separate family room that they can play safely whilst not spoiling the relaxed feel or cluttering up the living areas where adults can still enjoy. plasma TV and Ipod stations are little extras that are there should guests require them. Although the above are not essential on a relaxing holiday, these facilities are there to enhance your stay. I understand as a self employed mum myself that if children are happy then so are we.

Guestbook comments from the owner

J Vanstone - Oct 2014 - We have had a wonderful family holiday in your amazing villa, thankyou so much, we now go home feeling far more relaxed, the views, sea and sun have had huge healing properties.

Betteley family - August 2014 - The views from the villa are spectacular and helped make this an unforgettable holiday, a great time was had by all, pool in use every day, games galore. The place has rung with laughter and a cry of 'geronimo' has cascaded down this beautiful valley.

D Hopkins - July 2014 - Thankyou! we have had a wonderful stay in this beautiful villa - a perfect view of the sea, the pool was thoroughly enjoyed by all 8 of us. The Katelios tavernas by the sea were lovely and such friendly staff there.

Scott family - July 2014 - Lovely villa, very relaxing, we loved Koroni beach, quiet and beautiful sea. Fish is sold in Katelios at 11am every morning wonderful for the bbq, finally we loved watching the swallows swooping
Oct 2010
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Elios Proni Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Bedroom 1 -his/hers vanity basins, shower, wc, dressing room area. Bedroom 2 -vanity basin, wc, bath, dressing room area. Bedroom 3 -vanity basin, shower, wc, dressing room area. Bedroom 4 -separate wc and sink. Air-conditioning in all rooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with kingsize bed, ensuite with private balcony and seating area (upstairs). Bedroom 2 - twin beds with en-suite. Bath (upstairs) Private balcony. Bedroom 3 - twin room with en-suite. Bedroom 4/family room - 2 x day beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Villa Cyclamino is nestled on the hillside just 900m above the village of Katelios. The villa has recently been refurbished to an exacting standard offering luxury rattan outside lounge & dining furniture.The villa is fully equipped with special touches that include Egyptian cotton linen and towels, sleek china crockery, picnic blankets and a cool box to name but a few. the villa is accessed by a small tarmac country road of which the last 50 metres surface is concreted and steep allowing for access to Cyclamino and 2 other properties which makes it almost a traffic free zone. The villa is private but is not remote. Car hire is essential for your stay with many car hire companies available. Air-conditioning is included in the price of your stay.There is a safe for valuables. shopping requests can be catered for on request. Outside: The entrance leading up to the villa is occupied by native shrubs scattered with fig, lemon and orange trees. The car parking area and steps leading up to the villa are lit at night by sensors. Naturally the outdoor living space is treated as part of the whole villa experience with much of your time being spent in this area relaxing. The infinity swimming pool is 10 x 5m. A built in BBQ is provided for guests use. Special emphasis has been spent on the outside space providing luxury rattan sun loungers with a rattan outside sofa and dining table with seating for 8 under the covered area to make the most of alfreso dining. Parasols are also provided for shade when needed (please note: Children staying at the villa should be supervised whilst in and around the pool area at all times. The pool is accessed by 3 wide steps (not a ladder) and is 0.7 - 1.9m deep. Inflatables are not permitted in the pool due to the infinity design. Diving in the pool is strictly forbidden). Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron, airer. Full exit clean included in the cost of your stay. Bath towels and linen changed midweek. Bathroom towels and linen are provided. Important - please bring beach towels. The villa is cleaned weekly. Pool maintenance is carried out at regular intervals. Other: Bedroom 4 can also be a family room (tastefully equipped with DVD player, Ipod docking station, music CDs, games, PS2 and books). 2 x large comfy day beds which can also be turned into kingsize beds.


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wonderful villa set in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

we spent a week there and had the most amazing time. The villa and the pool were like a dream. We didn't get cars and never even left the village for a week. Get it booked you'll not be disappointed. Steve Price

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top quality villa in superb location.

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed villa in a lovely place. Good welcome pack and Liz came and visited to make sure we were settled in. We were really happy here. To be picky we found the adults beds far too low but comfortable. We also would have liked an outside shower but that is a really minor point considering the great overall standard if the Villa.

Nearby mini markets were adequate but a visit to Skala required for better choice or the big ones near Argostoli.

Katelios restaurants were all pretty good but apart from Captain Jerry and Cozy (Lozy) were all quite similar menus. Also all quite good value for money.

We liked Mounda beach and the Anemoe Taverna just behind. Found Koroni a bit disappointing as no chairs or umbrellas which are essential for a days stay and being visitors could not bring any with us.

All in all a great villa in a lovely location and would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Views to die for, fully equipped villa, spotless and very comfortable, beautiful pool and very helpful staff. Will be returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Arrived to a stunning villa after navigating from the airport. Liz the owner had supplied really great directions and the roads were really easy to navigate. The villa is stunningly beautiful, the views are just amazing and you are perched on the side of the hill overlooking the village of katelios. The villa has everything that you would need , a proper home from home. Liz has catered for everything. The beds are the comfiest I have ever slept on. There is a good range of tavernas in the village and it is a good 8 minute walk down, however well worth it. The walk back up is steep, the last 100 yards, but ideal to walk over the food you will have eaten. Found a beautiful beach called agia Thomas which was about a 20 min drive back towards the airport. A beautiful beach, not big, but has a taverna where you wil find the oldest cook/bartender/waitress on the island !!. This is a villa I would definitely recommend to anyone if you are looking for a secluded but not isolated retreat with stunning views and everything you would need within the villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm welcome, ideal location, great pool

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa with a stylish interior and every effort to provide everything you need. Pool ideal for the family and short walk to good choice of restaurants and shallow beach great for kids. Lovely warm welcome from Liz and Will who gave us some great eating out / trip ideas. We had a great week

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a wonderful time in katelios. The villa was amazing. Beaches fabulous and weather stunning. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The villa makes an ideal base for walking, sightseeing, birdwatching and water sports.


The nearest beach is 900m and within 10 mins walk or 2 mins by car, sun loungers and parasols are available for hire, beach tavernas are situated on the waters edge for lunchtime snacks and scrumptious evening meals. The famous Caretta beach is a five minute car journey with many more sandy coves and beaches close by ready to be discovered by either hiring a small motor boat for the day or jumping in the car to explore.


Katelios is situated 32km east of Argostoli airport, transfer time is 45 mins by car. Direct flights from UK to Kefalonia operate between May and October (flight time approx 3.5hrs) and are available through holiday charter companies on a flight only basis from Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Luton, Stanstead & Newcastle (New for 2012 Easyjet from Gatwick). Flights outside peak season go from UK via Athens on Olympic Airlines/Aegean Airways. ferries also operate to the island.


Katelios 0.9km, Skala 8km, Argostoli 32km, Poros 24km (Poros has a ferry operating to mainland Greece).

Further Details:

The main banks are situated in Argostoli. Pharmacies are located in the many villages and towns. 8km away 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. The quaint town of Fiskardo on the north of the island can be reached withing 2 hours with many beautiful places of interest to see along the way including the famous Myrtos beach, Assos, Agia Efimia and Sami. Some of the mountain roads have spectacular views and the mountain goats are often seen grazing along the steep cliffs, wild mountain horses roam the famous Mount Aenos which rises up through the middle of the island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $349.94

Booking Notes:
A reservation can be held for 48hrs. A non-refundable deposit of 25% required to be paid by BACS. Balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival + £250 damage/cleaning bond. Reservations made within 10 wks of departure to be paid in full at time of booking. Important: to comply with terms and consitions, please read visitors information book on arrival for health and safety procedures. Security deposit to be refunded within 10 days. Nightly and flexible dates available in low season, please enquire.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are a SATURDAY but can accommodate flexible stays where possible in low season. The villa is ready from strictly 4pm on day of arrival. Guests need to vacate by 10.00am promptly on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
**Please note: Prices are in sterling, but can also be paid in equivelant euros. All payments to be made by BACS (cheques made by prior arrangement). Payment should be made within 48 hours of the booking to ensure booking is confirmed. Please look out for special offers. A security deposit of £250 is payable at time of booking. This will be refunded within 10 days of departure date, subject to no damage or breakages occuring.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund