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“A little gem on Cephalonia”
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Villa Varkoula with pergola shade
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Villa Varkoula with pergola shade
Ideal location for a quite relaxing holiday The swimming pool has an overflow cleaning system keeping the water crystal clear
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Villa Varkoula with pergola shade
Ideal location for a quite relaxing holiday
The swimming pool has an overflow cleaning system keeping the water crystal clear
Villa Varkoula entrance
Lounge opening onto large patio with pool
Master bedroom with spacious en-suite bathroom and walk-in shower
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine
Twin bedroom with spacious en-suite bathroom and walk-in shower
Let the kids have fun in the pool whilst relaxing enjoying the fantastic views from the patio
Fabulous changing views over the valley and to the sea beyond
Xi beach and it's famous clay cliffs with healing and skin cleansing properties
Water sports Xi beach
Xi beach with fine red sand and inflatable game only 15 minutes walk away
Kounopetra water park is great for a day out and takes only 10 minutes to get there
Lixouri promenade with many restaurants
Lixouri pedestrian market
Villa Varkoula pool and views
Lixouri Harbour
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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Excellent - based on 8 reviews
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finndodd
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A little gem on Cephalonia”
Reviewed 6 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We booked this villa via Owners Direct site. The villa is situated about 3km from Xi Beach and 500m outside the little village of Madzavinata, 8km south of Lixouri. Frances (the owner) had provided comprehensive instructions on how to get to the villa from the airport plus the key access codes. The villa is very clean and fully equipt. The complimentary welcome pack (breakfast ingredients, wine and Ouzo!) is a very nice touch. The bedrooms are an excellent size, and the en suite shower rooms have good dimensions too. The kitchen/living room is spacious, with excellent WiFi connectivity. The outside area is well laid out - plenty of patio space for sunbathing and shaded areas for al fresco dining. Plenty of pool furniture too. The pool is a good size with shallow step entry which is good for adults and kids alike. The villa is cleaned twice per week (fresh linen and towels), as is the pool.
This is an ideal villa for a couple or party of 4 (there is even a sofa bed for additional visitors). It enjoys stunning views of the Ainos National Park. The location is peaceful, and the beaches at Xi and Vatsa are less than 10 minutes drive. It is only 30 minutes to the stunning beach at Petani. The owners are on hand to answer any query and are really keen to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. They really do go the extra mile.
This villa represents excellent value for money - our 2 week stay cost less than the airfare! We will definitely return.

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Liked best: Pool and views
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Oberland5...
Hailsham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“First class with a view”
Reviewed 29 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The Villa was clean,modern, and well equipped, the owners are friendly and helpful, this is a great place to stay.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: The wi to would go off from time to time
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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TaLeDa
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent location and great villa!”
Reviewed 30 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

First time in Kefalonia and what a wonderful Island this is :) the house is great and the service too. Welcome package is a very nice gesture and we felt really well accommodated. The pool is great, kids loved it and were in it all day long (before and after beach) but unfortunately we had problem with wasps so we had to be careful around the pool. The wasps were not aggressive so we peacefully lived around the pool together with them but there were hundreds of them so it was a bit inconvenient. The pool maintainer and owner however did everything in there power to help us with this problem so only good things about that. The house is very good situated (not for young folk looking for night life), you do need a car though. It's nicely private (for skinny dippers) and with some wonderful beaches in the area... Xi is very pretty and quit commercial but Vatsa (try Vatsa club restaurant on the beach) and Mega Lakkos (Fishbones taverna) are quite and more 'alternative' beaches (still with sun beds and umbrellas).. in Lixouri you have ferry to Argostoli which you can do with car or without and in Argostoli you have some more shops and restaurants (ferry takes about 20min and costs a few euro per person).

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Liked best: The pool and good state of the house
Liked least: Wasps around the pool area :)
Travelling group: Kleine kinderen
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John B
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquil and relaxing”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Comfortable, well-designed and well-located, the villa provided the base for a holiday from which we really didn't want to return. The pool is located on the terrace outside the bedroom doors, so a morning swim was the perfet way to start the day. A car is essential, but it is within easy reach of several beautiful, quiet sandy beaches as well as the more lively Xi beach. Eating out was easy. The quality of food and drink was good and the prices were reasonable. The attention to detail was evident throughout the villa, right down to the thoughtfully put together welcome packs.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The wasps!
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Trevor S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fresh comfortable accommodation, well situated for peaceful beach at Vatsa”
Reviewed 9 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Nice villa, well looked after, with good pool. Plenty of room both inside and out. Welcome pack was very good. Owner was very responsive and helpful. A couple of local restaurants were excellent. In particular we liked Captain Nicolas, a traditional and authentic greek taverna, which had superb views towards the sea at Vatsa, was family run and very friendly with excellent food cooked by 'Grandma'.....a must with Moussaka to die for! Spaggios, just down the lane from Captain Nicolas and on the beach, was also very good with excellent choice of fresh fish.....try the tuna....excellent cooked medium.

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Liked best: The pool and surroundings which offered sun and shade
Liked least: Building work going on across the road which caused some noise early on a couple of mornings
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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