We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Bliss, no, super bliss!!!”

Review of Villa Alto Mare

Pool upper level
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Pool upper level
The villa from Alaties Beach View from the living room
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
34 reviews
Pool upper level
The villa from Alaties Beach
View from the living room
July sunset
Teck rattin white cotton and Greek blue
Entrance
Terrace upper level
The large living room
View from the pool
Internal stairs
Summer flower and Greek blue
infinity deck
Master bedroom
View North West from terrace ground level
Outdoor relaxing siesta bed
Alaties Beach, 400 meters from the villa
Catherine's kitchen
Alaties rocks view from the terrace
Villa Alto Mare. View from the sea
Fiscardo village, 8 km from the villa, 10 minutes drive
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Fiscardo, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 34 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
Dentist1...
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Bliss, no, super bliss!!!”
Reviewed 31 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Second time at Villa Alto Mare in two years and won't be our last. Catherine has that magical touch and balance of always being on hand if needed, but gives you space to enjoy the tranquility and ambience.

Having read the latest reviews, I and Fiona, my wife, can completely agree with all comments and am very happy to add our views.

What a Villa!!!

We are seasoned travellors and we were blown away with the Villa's standard and location last year, hence our return this year.

It really has everything you need for a relaxing and tranquil holiday, but is near enough to local places to experience the local Greek hospitality and delicacies.

An added bonus this year was the "in house" cooking of Katherina NOT to be missed, a fantastic evening, with her husband to give a helping hand, a trully memorable evening.

We cannot praise Catherine or the Villa enough and "We will return".

If you wish car hire, and you will, ask Catherine to give you details of Koula Zambali Ainos Travel Rental car which you pick up and return to the Airport, fantastic value and service.

Don't just take our word for it, go and see for yourselves!!

Many thanks Catherine, we will see you soon.

Kind regards

Dr Paul and Fiona Mayor

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Only two weeks, but there is always next-time!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TRIPSWITH...
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“WORLD CLASS ACCOMODATIONS”
Reviewed 20 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
1
person found this review helpful

My wife and I have been traveling internationally and staying in vacation rental homes for decades. This is one of the most beautiful and memorable locations at which we have ever stayed. The home is unique in design and decoration, and its location, hanging over the sea on Kefalonia, is awe inspiring. All of that is made all the more remarkable by the attention to detail and service provided by the owner.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The location of the home.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Miggins55
London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great villa, great location”
Reviewed 2 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Villa Alto Mare is one of the very best villas we have stayed at. It felt more like a real home rather than a holiday let. The views are splendid - probably even better than described. It was so peaceful, quiet and private. The villa is stylish, well furnished and stocked and Catherine gave us a great tip on burning coffee to deter the occasional wasp. We found her very friendly and helpful but she left us alone to enjoy or holiday as we preferred. Cleaning was very thorough, the house is clearly looked after and it was good to have small touches like washing up liquid, cloths and washing powder provided, all adding to the homely touch.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The view
Liked least: The pool man visiting every day (although he was very nice and did a great job!)
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JohnL18
North East england
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
Reviewed 12 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We knew we were on to a winner with this villa when collecting the hire care at the airport and even the hire desk lady knew of the villa and its views!

We have visited Fiskardo in the north of Kefalonia for 6 out of the last 8 years and always admired this outstanding villa on a rocky headland overlooking Aliates Beach, so when we discovered it was available for private rental our minds were made up. Arrangements with Catherine were made and I found her exceptionally easy to deal with and most charming in person when she met us at the villa on our late arrival at 10:30pm! Service indeed. This doesn't feel like a rental property - we have stayed in many before. This feels like home, even down to the ornaments, library, well stocked cutlery drawer and dish washing tablets provided!

But the star of this show is the villa itself. The images on these pages alone really cannot do it justice. It is all that and more. The aspect, the views, the quality of materials used and the tranquillity all add up to a memorable experience we want to repeat.

Treat yourself like a film star! Expensive? Yes. Value for money? Without doubt. Should you book? Do it now… before someone else does

PS Be sure to visit the little taverna down the hill at early evening for a cold Mythos and a simple Greek meal.

How easy was it to book the property? How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
Overall condition of the property Bedding & mattresses
Kitchen & utensils Bathroom cleanliness
Other facilities & amenities Service
Liked best: It was just as described and more
Liked least: The barbecue whist operating was faulty - we still managed to use it though
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
lars t
Hamburg, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sunset at its best”
Reviewed 5 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

It just isn't possible to captivate the villa's stunning atmosphere in pictures or words. The view from the spacious sundeck offers the greatest sunsets imaginable and we missed the sounds of the lapping waves as soon as we continued our travel to lefkas. The villa offers everything for a luxurious indivual retreat and is also perfectly situated to explore the beautiful kefalonian coastline by car, quad, boat, kayak... Additionally Catherine was the perfect trip advisor, keeping us updated on trip schedules and finding solutions to all our inquiries instantly.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing