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Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, spanish

Lefkada Villa - exceptional sea views - pool - air conditioning

18 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Poros Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 ensuite, air con, pool, extensive terraces & gardens

Spectacular Lefkada villa/Lefkas villa. Exceptional comfort & charm.

Finding the right words to accurately convey the (genuinely) breathtaking impact of this location is really difficult. When guests arrive, almost without exception, their initial comments are “Wow, the photos were good and did give us a reasonable idea of what to expect but they simply do not do this justice”. (This isn't exaggeration on our part).

A recent visitor wrote this regarding the views:

'The pictures do not do justice ... the views are mind blowing in their beauty.'

It’s only on arrival, when stepping out onto the terraces for the first time that you are hit (strongly) by an almost overwhelming sense of awe. It is quite simply ‘another world’ and yet this ‘other world’ is only a short drive to the absolutely breathtaking bay of Mikros Gialos.

And before we forget, another feature worth mentioning is that the drains in this property are very much up to the job - no more leaving toilet paper in waste bins....

Breathtaking location with exceptional far reaching sea views & extensive natural gardens (lavendar, Jasmine etc). Two bedrooms, two ensuite. Pool. Air conditioning. Dramatic, setting above beautiful Lefkada village of Poros. Within easy reach of Mikros Gialos bay. The villa has breathtaking uninterrupted sea views & mountain views with pool terrace overlooking the sea, Meganissi island, Skorpios island & mainland Greece. Extremely tranquil setting. Often, all you can hear are distant goat bells or the cries of eagles & hawks surfing thermal air currents over the Lefkada/ Meganisi channel seen from almost all areas of the house & terraces. Bedrooms & lounge leading to terraces with fabulous sea or mountain views. Extensive terraces & natural gardens. A privileged ‘retreat’ yet easy access to Poros village/Mikros Gialos beach & other beaches including Sivota, Vassiliki, Vlicho, Nidri. Kathisma & Porto Katsiki.

Background info to the villa:

[Please email for more info & photos]

On an island as spectacular and genuinely unspoilt as Lefkada, it’s not uncommon to find villas in beautiful settings with impressive views however this property elevates that category to an altogether new level. It's the superb ‘hilltop retreat’ setting, the uncomplicated yet superbly effective design and the literally stunning views which combine to make this a very special property.

Each generously proportioned room has been designed to maximise space and light with windows/ doors which enable guests to take full advantage of the surrounding views. Strong colours have been used throughout and the comfortable, modern furniture is of natural materials. Even the terrace furniture is high quality and comfortable.

NOTE: Although not pictured, there is now a large American style fridge freezer installed in kitchen.

Having holidayed in the villa ourselves, the words we’d use most are “charming” and 'comfortable'. It’s a really well designed and exquisitely comfortable house finished to a high standard and set in the most beautiful and tranquil location. Throughout our stay we never once lost the feeling of being somewhere very special. It really did feel as if we were in a beautiful, comfortable, tranquil world of our own.

Most guests are literally stunned on arrival by the location and incomparable views across the sea channel and to the mountains of mainland Greece beyond. Views in both directions, east and west, provide dramatic sunrise and sunset viewings. In addition to the breathtaking sea views you can enjoy a stroll through the rear garden to watch the sunset below Poros village.

The villa has extensive grounds. Delightful herb gardens (lit at night) as well as fig, olive and plum tree groves are bordered by natural stone walls and paths. There is a spacious pool terrace for sunbathing complemented by large areas of shaded terrace.

Key features:

• Exceptionally comfortable, genuinely charming villa.

• A magical 'hilltop retreat' yet easy access to village and beaches.

• Sleeps four in two bedrooms. Both ensuite and both with dual aspect window/door maximising the impact of the glorious surroundings. Although it accommodates four people in great comfort, this villa is often chosen by couples looking for a truly romantic property and location.

• Jaw dropping panoramic views eastward to the sea, Meganissi island and the mainland beyond and views westward back to the dramatic interior mountain ranges.

• Spectacular sunrise and sunset viewings.

• Guests comment regularly on the strong sense of 'escapism' and ‘connection with nature’ which they feel in this location as a result of the dramatic, far reaching landscapes, the natural gardens (with local herbs) and the wildlife including eagles and hawks (gliding on thermals high above the sea below) as well as tortoises and goats. You may occasionally hear goat bells tinkling in the distance.

• Watching the myriad yachts below gliding silently through calm waters enhances that sense of relaxation and tranquillity.

• The best of both worlds by way of privileged “hilltop retreat” yet easy access to Poros village below and the beaches beyond.

• Large, level plot with extensive natural gardens to both sides of villa

• Well proportioned, well thought out spaces

• Direct access from both bedrooms and lounge to terraces and garden

• Air conditioning in lounge and bedrooms. Insect screens on windows and most doors.

• Complimentary food hamper on arrival

• mid week maid service included with all rentals (house cleaning & fresh linen )

• Car:

In common with the more prestigious villas on this Island (those providing a real sense of ‘escape’ and in dramatic locations) the last stage of access (from Poros village) is via an unmade, although perfectly drive-able, road leading to the driveway of the villa.

Like most properties on Lefkada, a car is required. We'd recommend a Suzuki Vitara (4WD), Mitsubishi Pajero (4WD), Diahatsu Terios, 4 door Suzuki Jimny or, one the newer breed of (often just two wheel drive but) “higher clearance”, “cross over” vehicles such as the Nissan Qashqai. They are good for the access road from village to villa as well as exploring some of the island's least visited and most beautiful spots. We can provide details of local suppliers.

** Note: Update regarding access road from village to villa : A high clearance vehicle is no longer considered absolutely essential although they may offer a slightly more comfortable ride are extremely useful for exploring other parts of the island. The access road from village to villa has been improved allowing easier access for 'normal' vehicles (driven carefully and at low speed) although sports coupes with lowered suspension and or body trim would not be suitable.

Note: We cannot provide exact location info on map shown (this is for security reasons). Please chat to us regarding more precise location info etc. Thanks.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Kay (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

A simply fabulous location and wonderful house. There was nothing we didn't like (honestly). Being there was SUCH a break for the real world. Loved the views , the gardens and the pool / terrace. THANK YOU.
Sep 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Lefkada Villa - exceptional sea views - pool - air conditioning
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews
5

Wow, what a view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this villa - impossible not to love it with the absolutely stunning views. To be able to see the sea and islands that we had just been sailing around was amazing. The view was quite simply one of the best we have ever had ever had in a villa or hotel - it is almost 360 degrees. The villa is off the beaten track, very private and incredibly peaceful. It was very spacious for the four of us and comfortable. The pool area was fabulous and we spent a lot of time there - the villa is great for both sunrises and sunsets, which is very unusual in a property and very special. We enjoyed going to the second taverna in the village, where we found the owners to be really welcoming - food is basic but cheap and tasty, and you are in the heart of a greek village. For seafood and more choice we went to the two seafood restaurants on the seafront at Mikros Gialos, where we had loads of fresh fish, Greek style sushi, prawns, calamari, etc.

I would have no qualms at all in recommending this villa. There's also a very handy supermarket just down the road.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking time to post this review. Really glad you enjoyed the property so much.
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4

Fantastic views, situated in a peaceful location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday! The villa was clean and well equipped and the pool was great (having 2 teenagers that was high on our list of priorites). Initially Neil the owner was on hand and was brilliant in meeting us on arrival to having drinks with him locally. Also his recommendations on best places to eat and visit were really helpful. Although all the food was great and reasonable. We particularly liked Sivota only about 10 minutes drive away where you can watch all the boats come in and enjoy some great seafood. The only thing you need to consider is car hire. We had Astra and found the path up to the villa quite rugged to the point we sustained some damage to the car and paid heavily for it! I would suggest a 4x4 definitely to be safe.

I would recommend this villa as the views were exceptional, the owners were great and I would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your stay and very much hope to welcome you back in the near future. Thought it might be useful (for other readers) to mention that, in a normal car (i.e. not a 4x4), the access road is driveable (slowly and carefully) and in the context of the other visitors over the last five years there have no car issues or mishaps. Many thanks.
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5

A fantastic Villa with Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

A nicely appointed Villa with amazing views. We wanted a relaxing place to stay and This was the place to be. The area around the pool was clean and spacious and the Pool is perfect for having a swim or just cooling off. The Villa was clean with all amenities, the Fridge is great for delivering constant cold filtered water on tap and Ice for your drinks. Good communication from the Owners giving advice when required and the Villa layout was perfect with en suite access for both bedrooms. We would recommend this Villa for a truly relaxing break and a location to visit the surrounding areas of the Island, all which are within a short drive. The patio area is perfectly positioned to enjoy the views as the sun goes down. All the restaurants in the local area are of a high quality so you cant go wrong on food or the choice available.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Eagle's Nest

  • 5 of 5

- spectacular view of the sea and islands

- enough space, clean place and sensible furniture

- very well-equipped, complete kitchen and appliances

- friendly contact, quick responses

I can only recommend the place, it was a lovely experience

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Beautiful, remote with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful week away in this Lefkada villa. Neil the owner was great and always available to answer any questions we had. Views are absolutely breathtaking and as others have said the previous reviews don't do it justice, come and find out for yourself! If you want a remote setting for complete relaxation then this villa is perfect for you. Our only advice is to be wary of the road to and from the villa. Although it says you no longer need a high rise vehicle, i'd recommend it. We didn't have one and got away with it but it would probably make your journey easier if you did.

Overall a wonderful experience, book this villaand you wont be disapppointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you had such a good holiday. Thought it might help other readers if we gave some more context regarding the villa location. We usually describe the villa as being in a (spectacularly) peaceful setting but without being 'isolated'. It's only a short drive down to Poros village and then a few more minutes to Mikros Gialos beach. The only other villas we know which offer equally superb locations really are isolated and involve extremely long drives to 'civilisation'. Thankfully, that isn't the case with Sunrise House. Thanks again for your comments.
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5

great view - calm place!

  • 5 of 5

what a view! the four of us did like it so much, that some days we even didn't go to the beach, because we prefered chilling around the pool :-)

a special place! house is well looked after and clean. we rented an ordinary fiat panda and had no problems going up and down the gravel road. nearby the house, there are two big antennas, but they don't get in your view most of the time ;-) we are thinking about going there again. booking, payment, info... perfectly managed. cheers, markus

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Car: necessary

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Beautiful villa near Poros villlage and Mikros Gialos bay on Lefkada Island.

Lefkada:

The (totally) unspoilt Geek island of Lefkada (Lefkas) combines crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches (many with European Blue Flag status), lush green wooded mountain valleys and perfect sailing in calm waters.

The villa location

This Lefkada villa is in one of the most privileged settings on Lefkas. A genuine hill-top 'retreat' with the added benefit of a location which enables easy access to beaches, villages and Nidri town. The villa overlooks the sea from a hill above above Poros village (a beautiful village on this totally unspoilt Greek island). This is an exceptional Greek Villa with simply jaw-dropping sea views from master bedroom, kitchen, lounge, gardens and terraces. The villa also enjoys beautiful, tranquil, far reaching inland valley mountain views and is situated just outside the charming, tranquil, quintessentially 'Greek' island village of Poros.

This beautiful, peaceful location on the hill above Poros village looks over to the Greek Islands of Megannisi and Skorpios as well as the Greek mainland mountain ranges.

In Poros village with its Greek Orthodox church there is also a bakery, a taverna and mini market. The nearest beach is Mikros Gialos, which lies below Poros and is a further five minute drive approximately. Here, you will find several (very good) tavernas. further afield are numerous beautiful and completely unspoiled villages and harbours such as Syvota, Vassiliki and Vlycho as well as the ever popular resort of Nidri.

Below the villa is Poros village and below the village of Poros are the beautiful beaches of Mikros Gialos (Yialos) and Rouda, with clean, clear waters and usually very calm as the bays are protected from the breeze. A little further on, from the southern end of the Lefkada, one can also see the Greek islands of Ithaca and Kefalonia.

With air conditioning, incredible sea views, private pool, gardens and terraces this Greek villa is a great base to explore the south of the Island with superb beaches and bays such as Mikros Gialos (Mikros Yialos), Sivota and Vassiliki. The pretty town of Nidri is only around 15 minutes away and provides a useful selection of shops, restaurants, cafes, ferries, boat hire and car hire as well as a bank and post office.

For those wising to explore more of Lefkada Island, their effort will be rewarded with a rich selection of some of the best beaches in Greece including Milos Beach, Pefkoulia Beach, Egremeni and Porto Katsiki, Nidri (Nydri) Kalamitsi Beach, Kathisma Beach, Agios Ioannis, Agios Nikitas, Nikiana Vassiliki, Porto Katsiki. Beautiful unspoilt Lefkada villages worth visiting include: Tsoukalades, Nikiana, Lygia, Meganisi, Agios Nikitas, Sivota Vassiliki, Karya, Kalamitsi.

In addition to relaxing at your villa or enjoying the superb Lefkada beaches, visitors can enjoy several boat trips, walking, cycling, motor boat hire, scuba diving, sailing or just exploring at your own pace by hiring a car or boat.

• Exceptionally comfortable, genuinely charming villa.

• Truly magical 'hilltop retreat' yet easy access to village and beaches.

• Sleeps four in two bedrooms. Both ensuite and both with dual aspect window/door maximising the impact of the glorious surroundings. Although it accommodates four people in great comfort, this villa is often chosen by couples looking for a truly romantic property and location.

• Jaw dropping panoramic views eastward to the sea, Meganissi island and the mainland beyond and views westward back to the dramatic interior mountain ranges.

• Spectacular sunrise and sunset viewings.

• Guests comment regularly on the strong sense of 'escapism' and ‘connection with nature’ which they feel in this location as a result of the dramatic, far reaching landscapes, the natural gardens (with local herbs) and the wildlife including eagles and hawks (gliding on thermals high above the sea below) as well as tortoises and goats. You may occasionally hear goat bells tinkling in the distance.

• Watching the myriad yachts below gliding silently through calm waters enhances that sense of relaxation.tranquillity.

• The best of both worlds by way of privileged “hilltop retreat” yet easy access to Poros village below and the beaches beyond.

• Large, level plot with extensive natural gardens to both sides of villa

• Well proportioned, well thought out spaces

• Direct access from both bedrooms and lounge to terraces and garden

• Air conditioning in lounge and bedrooms. Insect screens on windows and most doors.

• Complimentary food hamper on arrival

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Rates & Availability

Poros Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate 20
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
Rate 21
Sep 25 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,035
 
 
Rate 22
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,035
 
 
Rate 23
May 1 2017 - May 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,165
 
 
Rate 24
May 31 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
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Jun 18 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,554
 
 
Rate 26
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,942
 
 
Rate 27
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
Rate 28
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,035
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

• Maid Service:
Rental rates include a mid-stay linen change and maid service on all bookings of 2 weeks or more

• Note: Card payments subject to modest charge

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Amenities

Poros Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms are extremely spacious and light. Ensuite to Master Bedroom has large bath and shower over. Toilet and sink. Ensuite to twin bedroom has large shower cubicle, toilet and sink. As an example of the thoughtful design of the villa, this ensuite has a second lockable door providing direct access from lounge and dining area into this en-suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms are large, light, very comfortable and enjoy magnificient views. Both have air conditioning & insect screens to windows / doors. Master bedroom has spectacular sea views. Ttwin room has beautiful inland mountain views. Both bedrooms provide direct access to outside terrace / garden area. - double bedroom with king size bed, dual aspect (patio doors and side window), air conditioned, with large en-suite bathroom (bath/shower), sliding patio doors open onto terrace with stunning sea views and direct access to gardens - twin bedroom , dual aspect, air conditioned and sliding patio doors open onto patio within grounds of the beautiful natural gardens with BBQ area. From interior of twin bedroom, two steps down to large ensuite bathroom with shower. Very usefully, this en-suite has a second lockable door providing direct access from lounge and dining area into this ensuite.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
(Please email us for more photos and info) Although not pictured, there is now a large American style fridge freezer installed in kitchen. Change of linen and house cleaning maid service: - On all rentals (even one week rental) there is a mid week house clean and a change of linen. Note: Internet access: Please check with us at time of booking if you require this facility. (Please email us for more photos and info)

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