2 bedroom old stone villa with private and secluded pool/gardens near Fiskardo
- english, greek
Hi, I am Anna. I was born in the village where our villa is located, Kothreas (Kefalonia). Our family moved to Athens however where I grew up. I studied law at Athens University and made a career in the Ministry of Finance (a director of Import and Export Trade)
Anna purchased this Villa in 1949
Why Anna chose Erisos
Villa Anna is my family home which my parents originally owned. We totally renovated the property in 2000 to bring it up to date with everything you would expect of a modern property. The large pool is relatively new. This property is 12 min from Fiskardo (by car), you can also find perfect beaches near the villa like "Myrtos beach" "emblisi beach" etc.
What makes this Villa unique
There are many unique points to staying at Villa Anna. The fact it is an old stone building of character is quite unusual on the island. It is located in a very quiet and tranquil position with spectacular views of the Ionian sea and some breathtaking sunsets. There are gardens all around the house at different levels with lawn, flowers beds, olive trees, almond trees and other and old trees. The grounds in total are nearly 4 acres so you are not overlooked and the pool and gardens are very private.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Ditto all the other reviews. Amazing place. Beautiful villa, large pool, terrace for the sunset as well as large seating areas around the pool. Gardener and cleaner come a couple of times - and leave you a bag of fruit and vegetables from the garden!
Anna, the owner, is friendly, helpful and very contactable.
You do need a car, but the villa is in a good location in the cooler hills, with privacy and peace.
Thanks for a fantastic holiday!
A peaceful beautiful setting
The house is located in the favourable north of the island short drives (10-15 mins) from beautiful Assos, Fiskardo & several great beaches, within a tranquil small hamlet of just a few private houses, most of which seemed unoccupied. All one can hear from the house are the soft sounds of nature. A true getaway.
Anna is a warm and generous host, and opens her quintessential greek home to guests as though they were friends. Clear instructions for reaching the home, straightforward self access, a full meal presented on the table on arrival, just what we needed after a long day of travel and rumbling tummies.
While the interior decor is not cutting edge terence conran design, it is a very clean comfortable well maintained & functional home, with all the privacy you could ask for.
But the real jewel is revealed on stepping outside to the pool area with its breathtaking view over the sea and limestone cliffs beyond, as well as eating breakfast on the front terrace with further incredible views, shaded from the morning sun.
A few points to note: There's a good wifi connection, but unfortunately the signal doesn't reach the pool area. It does however service the terrace & the house from within.
Secondly, there is an aircon unit in the master bedroom, but not elsewhere in the house. That said, there were a couple of portable fans, which were effective & we put them in the 2nd bedroom. Whilst the lack if aircon throughout might bother some, the reality is, between time on the terrace, down at the beach, around the pool & meals out & about, we were hardly inside to really notice.
Finally, car hire is essential. If you're not wanting to hire a car, I'd suggest staying in Fiskardo.
Many thanks Belinda for your nice description of my house and
Iwould like to have you as guests again
We booked Villa Anna for two weeks in June this year, having never visited Cephalonia before. Anna kept in touch with us to provide information before our trip and it was very easy to find with her directions. Villa Anna is a traditional Greek house and home - it is well-equipped and clean. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The views from the pool area and the front veranda are truly breathtaking - we spend many happy peaceful moments gazing at the views and enjoying the absolute quiet and calm of nature. It is very easy to get from the villa to the north and east of the island - and lots of lovely beaches and tavernas all around. We visited the south of the island only once - to see Xi beach - but we were not that impressed and so spent most of our time in the area around the villa which is really the most beautiful part of the island.
The house is comfortable and easily has enough space - we were only two adults but a family of four or five would be equally comfortable. The cleaner comes every 3 days, the same with the pool cleaners and the gardeners come and take care of the lovely gardens. So everything is well looked after and maintained.
We had a lovely visit - we loved Anna's house, the location, the easy and stunning drives to places like Myrtos, Assos, Sami and Antisamos. Our favourite beaches were the tiny and perfect quiet beaches of Jerusalem and Alaties, both within about 10 minutes of Anna's house - where the waters are so clear and beautiful they hardly seem real. Assos is a very pretty village/town nearby with a fantastic walk up to the castle ruins - it is a long walk, but simply wonderful on a fantastic path under the cool of the pines and the eucalyptus trees and break taking views all the way - well worth it. Lots of little places there to have lunch and also to swim.
All in all, we were very happy and pleased to have chosen Villa Anna for our holiday. We have visited several Greek Islands and would definitely count Cephalonia amongst our favourites. We will definitely return.
Amazing place to stay. Perched up on the hill side with overlooking Asos castle and the bay with the other side of the island a backdrop what more could you ask for. A delightful enormous garden and grounds and so private and quiet you will soon fall asleep and relax in the tranquillity, peacefulness and privacy of Villa Anna. So many local beaches which are quiet and within easy reach along with numerous tavernas and restaurants, some walk-able and others in nearby Asos or Fiskardo. Villa Anna itself is a soulful place, as it is actually Anna's home and has been in the family for many years. Plenty of places to sit out and enjoy the sun at different times of the day or indeed keep out of the sun, depending on what you prefer. And the people. So so friendly. Nothing it too much trouble for anyone. If I wasn't already committed to a move to Sicily I think I'd move here....
So many thanks dear Chris for your wonderful review!Really you were
unique guests and Iwold be happy to see you as guests at my villa and my island...
All be well for all of you thanks again
A beautifully maintained property, set in a lush garden. Amazing views of the sea and coast.
Anna was an attentive owner, who was careful to ensure we had a great holiday. On arriving, we were presented with delicious homemade creatons: a chocolate orange cake; a huge walnut fruit cake; traditional greek cheese dish; biscuits; honey and jams; and a full fruit bowl. During our stay, we had free use of the produce growing in the garden, which included figs, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers etc. The pool was cleaned and checked each week of our stay; the gardens watered by George every day; bed sheets and towels changed, beds made and property cleaned, three times over our 14 day stay. Stunning sunset views from the pool and balcony. The property is in a great location for Assos, Fiscardo and Agia Efimia and we ate at Rosie's, Taverna Veggera and fantastic new restaurant B&B in Agia Efimia(serving great pizza, pasta,cakes,ice cream). A restful and stress free stay. Brilliant.
Dears Paul ,Claire and GIRLS
ithank you so much for your wonderful review and Ireally can say you were
excellent unique guests..
We let my house better than you found it
It was a honour to have you as guests and I m proud as you liked my home made food and cakes so much!
Ihope to seeyou again soon
Very best wishes
Idyllic Villa, Generous Host, Perfect Location
We've stayed in many quality villas on many Greek Islands, and Anna and her lovely Villa epitomise everything we love about Greece and the Greek people.
Firstly Anna's amazing generosity and hospitality, not just in providing a delicious meal on our arrival (with a candle lit table already laid out - such a thoughtful touch) and so many wonderful provisions , including an excellent bottle of the local wine; but also in the many ways she offered to help with our travel schedule and accommodated our requirements.
Then the Villa itself, traditionally and tastefully decorated, and a proper home with every utensil and convenience you could want for an enjoyable stay, set in a magnificent country garden with flowers, fruit trees, vines and vegetables; and with a very large pool area offering total privacy and magical views.
And finally the perfectly peaceful location, set high on the hills on the west coast, overlooking Assos and its castle, and with outstanding sunset views, yet only a minute from the main coast road, 3-4 minutes from "Vegera" Taverna which serves excellent food and has music on Tuesday and Saturday, and an easy 20 minutes drive to Kefalonia's prettiest and best resort Fiskardo, where "Elli's" Restaurant offers high quality dining on the waters edge
An outstanding experience, and very highly recommended.
Many thanks Peter for your wonderful review
You were so kind people IKlook forward so much to have you as guests
again..when you like of course...
All the best wishes
10 min by car for the closest beach (Asos beach)
15 min by car for Fiskardo town
45 km to the airport
10 km to Fiskardo and 7 km to Asos.
After 1,5 km you can find mini market, tavern, gas station, drug-store etc...