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“Totally breathtaking”

Review of Villa Alto Mare

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33 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
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Fiscardo, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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Lucia H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Totally breathtaking”
Reviewed 15 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Words cannot describe how beautiful villa alto mare and it's surroundings are. We arrived to be greeted warmly by Catherine the owner who showed us around. I think we were just taken aback by the views which surrounded us. Everything we required was at the villa which is immaculate. Our children ( three boys aged 3,7 &8) were delighted with the swimming pools as were we! The sunsets were stunning and even managed to keep the boys quiet as they watched. The area is wonderfully quiet, only the music of the sea. We would not hesitate to return and would go as far to say this is the best holiday destination we have been to.

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Liked best: The privacy of the villa incorporating breathtaking 180 degree views
Liked least: That we were only there for a week!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Guy C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Still amazing on our 2nd visit!”
Reviewed 15 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Having had such an amazing time at this wonderful Villa we decided to return for a second visit. Personally we think it would be difficult to find better accommodation... anywhere! Strong praise indeed, but I'm sure you would agree. The photos (which are stunning) do not do the place justice. It has to be experienced to truly understand why we love this place so much. The views, the sunshine, the colours, the smells the privacy - stunning!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Dentist1...
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Bliss, no, super bliss!!!”
Reviewed 31 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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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

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Only two weeks, but there is always next-time!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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TRIPSWITH...
Annapolis, Maryland
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“WORLD CLASS ACCOMODATIONS”
Reviewed 20 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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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.

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Liked best: The location of the home.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Miggins55
London
2 reviews
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“Great villa, great location”
Reviewed 2 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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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.

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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.
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