We stayed in Villa Rosa for a week this May. The villa was beautiful both inside and out. The furnishings was tasteful and very well designed. The villa was clean and we had everything we needed. The beds were changed and clean towels provided after only 3 days. The outside pool area and garden were beautiful and clean and again maintained while we were there. I could have stayed there for ever - it was all fabulous. The owner met us there when we arrived and explained everything and kept in regular contact throughout the week helping us with ideas of where to go etc
I have stayed in many places and been on many holidays but this was the best ever. We will be returning!
One of the best places I have ever visited.
The apartment is better than I expected. Clean, the services and the hospitality was outstanding. Mirtos is one of the best beaches at Kefallonia and you have to drive only 5 minutes.
The view is also great. It is a 100% value for money choice and I will be back there next summer for sure.
I don't know how can I be fair for such a treat. It is one of the best choices I ever made regarding the stay. The island is, of course, amazing. Damian, the owner, was very helpful during the arrangements and our stay. He lives in the island so he is never far away. whenever we needed him he was just a call away. The place is quite luxurius for such a low price, we had everything we needed.
The reason i, personally, chose it was because of its location. Agia Efimia is the perfect spot, with tiny, rocky beaches quite unique and isolated located 10' tops from the house. The house itself is in the mountain, sirene and peacefull with an amazing trail for hiking passing by. Though you feel alone and in peace you can find "civilization" in a 5' distance, where you can get everything you will in the local market.
Pretty close its the famous beach "Myrtos", voted to be the best beach in Europe for many years in a row. Magnificent with white pebbles and icy blue water. Beware your swimming there if it is windy, watch out for the flags (I prefered Agia Efimia to be honest).
Overall is a must stay either for a group of friends, such as we, or for a family.
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We (2 adults and three girls from 10 to 17) stayed 9 days in Villa Rosa - and everything was great! We liked the house with its really excellent and comfortable rooms -each room is big, friendly and has air condition - but also the terrace,where we liked to eat or to drink a glass of wine or to play cards and were we really enjoyed each evening. The location of the house is very good, it's not far from Agia Efimia with its shops and restaurants and also not far from Sami, from where ferries to Ithaka leave (you should do this!) and we could also visit each day a different beach, one more beautiful than the other. We saw nearly each part of Kefalonia, although we didn't go by car longer than one and a half hour.
Rarly we met such a nice host like Damianos, after our arrival he showed us the best places from Kefalonia on the map,he helped us to find the best honey (so at breakfast we often think at him, while eating it) and oliveoil and he always cared about us.He bought everything, what we needed for the first days (milk, butter,, eggs, wine, fruits...). Very nice was also the Taverna Maklithari (also a tip of Damianos) in Makriotika, where we ate very fine Moussaka.
Villa Rosa is a magnificent home, perfect for unwinding and forgetting abot the world, the location is idyllic, you're completely secluded yet just 2km from Agia Effimia and its beaches, the location is also great to explore the northern part of the island (and there's a lot to explore!) including being20 mins away from Sami port where you can take quick ferries to other islands and day trips on a boat. The pictures don't do the view from the house justice, it's just magical to sit on the veranda and take in the valley and mountains around you, you don't want to leave. The decor and the finishes throughout the house are first class, total comfort. The best part of it all though is Damianos, difficult to imagine a more genuine and friendly host, he totally made our stay on the island and was there for every whim, gave us countless recommendations of places to go, he felt like our personal Kefalonia tour guide.