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“A wonderful holiday for the shole family”
Beachside Living in Dessimi Bay
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Beachside Living in Dessimi Bay
Wake up to blue serenity and total relaxation
Private Back Yard
Beach Access
Security Parking
Dolce Villa in the Bay
Modern Kitchen
Open Plan Living
Entertaiinment Area
Master Bedroom
Ensuite
Double Bedroom
Main Bathroom
Private Balconies
Night Lights
Dessimi Bay at your doorstep
Afternoon shade courtesy of the olive trees
Views across the Bay
Off for a Swim
Hose down after returning from the beach
Can't help but be relaxed
Crystal Clear Blue Waters of the Bay
Dessimi Bay Lefkada
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lefkada, Ionian Islands

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rutheroth
Nuremberg, Germany
1 review
“A wonderful holiday for the shole family”
Reviewed 28 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

It's a wonderful place very Close to the beach.
The house is very well equipped with high quality furniture also with garden furniture.
It offers large space für 6 People as it has 2 bathrooms and one additional toilet on the ground floor. The property Manager was very mindful and helpful.
We are looking Forward to be there again as soon as possible.

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Liked best: The beautiful furniture, the comfortable beds, the kitchen with all facilities, the beautiful garden, the air condition, being so close to the beach.
Liked least: there was nothing we didn't like
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Katsohera...
Athens, Greece
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27 reviews
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“Dolce Villa, Dessimi, Lefkada: A Beautiful House, in a Beautiful Bay, in a Beautiful Island”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I can easily claim to be a hard-to-satisfy traveler when it comes to picking hotels/vacation rentals, and the smallest inconvenience annoys me. Having said that, I have luckily failed to find anything to complain about in Dolce Villa Dessimi :)

My wife and I selected this lovely property after a thorough search that covered the whole island (online of course) from north to south, and from east to west, looking for the one property that is on a beautiful beach, and that can accommodate our extended family of 6 adults and 3 kids, as well as have beautiful interior, exterior and views. The photos posted online of the property were impressive, but relying on photos alone is not a good strategy, so we had the previous reviews to make us feel confident this was the best option.

I won't spend time to describe how beautiful the island is, however, it is good to briefly describe the area where the property is located. Dessimi is not exactly a village, it's rather a bay and a camping site located on a small gulf that's on the eastern coast of Lefkada facing the little islet of Thilia and the island of Meghanissi. It is less than 5 km away from Nydri. The bay is engulfed with green mountains full of tall and beautiful olive and pine trees (mind the mosquitoes at night), and there is a sea cave in one of them that can be reached with if you would rent one of the kayaks or boats (motorized or pedals) off the bay. The beach has medium sized pebbles of different colors that are not very easy to walk on with bare feet. There is a can-tine, two restaurants (one is right next to the villa), at least two rental villas in addition to Dolce Villa (one looks like a group of studios, and the other is the house adjacent to Dolce Villa) and there is also a boat rental shop for kayaks and motorized boats which occupy the part of the beach right to the property. At the edge of the bay a camping site is located which was busy and full of campers mainly from Italy, the UK and some east European nationalities. The views were spectacular especially during early morning or close to sunset. It was also beautiful on the full moon nights we were lucky to spend there, and the green trees and blue waters looked stunning in the shiny hours from 10 am to 4 pm.

Reaching the bay was a bit of a challenge, and is one of the things we liked about Dessimi. There is about 2.5 km and 3 fork junctions to pass from the point you leave the highway until you get to Dolce Villa Dessimi.
We hired a car with a navigator and were also equipped with very detailed directions supported with photos which the property owner provided as soon as we booked, the owner also provided us with an informative guide for things to do on the island.

The house features a spacious garden which can easily fit 2-3 cars. The front yard facing the beach has some olive trees and herbs, and most of it is covered with artificial grass which was good for the kids. The backyard had some fruit trees, a beautiful stone BBQ and pizza pits. A pair of wooden sunbeds and another of plastic ones and garden table for dining outdoors were all available. The house is 2 floors, the ground floor featuring very beautifully decorated living room, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Mind the step between the living area and the kitchen as one of us stumbled at the step and injured another member of the family.

Also, we sadly had to take away all the beautiful but sensitive decorations and put them on higher shelves till the end of our vacation to avoid having them damaged by our little boy. The ground floor also had a store and a washroom equipped with washing machine and a dryer. Hair dryer, iron and ironing table are also available. You really don't need to worry about anything :)

The first floor had 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms one of which was en-suite. All bedrooms had balconies facing the sea but only one balcony was equipped with a table and chairs. The bathrooms featured showers (no bath tubs), and we were happy with that. The stairs to the first floor are wooden and spiral (mind the safety of your minors), and they looked beautiful and in harmony with the whole theme and colors selection throughout the property; from the bathroom tiles to the wooden furniture and doors, and from the built-in wardrobes to the white and comfortable bed sheets. It all was in harmony with the beautiful surrounding nature.

The utilities were very convenient: ACs in all rooms, continuous electricity and water both hot and cold, WiFi (not strong enough to reach the master bedroom; but who needs that!) and many, many windows to let in the fresh air, the views and the sweet noises of cricket insects, lazy boats and holidaymakers.
The property manager (Ms. Voula) has been very thoughtful and we had almost everything we needed: amenities, bottled water, trash bags, charcoal, sufficient washing detergents and hygiene paper, you name it!

The location as I mentioned was one of the many beautiful features of Dolce Villa, I could go for jogging through the wild trees early morning and get some of my wife's favorite Tiropites from Vlicho, then would start an enjoyable road trip to nearby Nydri or Vassiliki, my mother's birthplace Karya, or head a bit further to the exotic beaches of Porto Katsiki or Gialos (to name the ones we visited: otherwise the list is long). It felt we were ideally located so to be within a reasonable distance from all the top destinations that one can't miss while in Lefkada.

We only had a comment about other holidaymakers taking the space in front of the villa even though there were signboards indicating this part is a private property (although technically the property borders are not up to where the water starts). However, we asked the property manager to speak to them, and they responded friendly and respectfully the first day, but the reoccurred on the next days with the same and with other holidaymakers so we just lived with it and decided to share the space.

Overall, we had one of the best times of our life and we loved Dolce Villa Dessimi so much we wished it was ours :)

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Liked best: Location, house design, views and attention to details.
Liked least: Beach type and crowd in front of the villa.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Vale_D73
Milan, Italy
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“An amazing place and holiday”
Reviewed 22 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We just spent two amazing weeks in this stunning holiday house, mostly recommended for families and friends who look for superb location, beautiful house, chilling out a amazing views! A special thanks to Voula for her kind help.

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Francipri...
1 review
“The perfect holiday”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I spent one week in Villa Dessimi with my family and two couples of friends. The Villa is simply beautiful,very well furnished and full of all the comforts one can need in every space of it. The location is great, just two meters from the sea.The garden is big enough to spend pleasant days sunbathing and relaxing outside with friends.We really had a wonderful holiday and hope one day to go back.

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VeniceVis...
Bognor Regis, Sussex
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Fantastic Villa and Location”
Reviewed 28 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Brilliant location, every comfort catered for. I could go on at length, but really words cannot adequately describe this totally awesome villa. Cant wait to go back!

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Liked best: Everything perfect
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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