Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
'Arcadia' villa, built in 2006/7 has been finished to the highest quality. It is set in grounds of over 2,500 sq. metres and whilst secluded is just 1km from the village of Karavomilos and 2km from the town of Sami.
The villa is the ideal location for all types of holidaymakers. Whether you are looking to just relax around the pool, to use as a base for seeing the delightful island or a combination of the two you will find Arcadia the perfect base, comfortable, attractive and perfectly located.
The villa, which has its own private pool has extensive gardens to all sides of the property. To the rear (south facing) there is a large paved area surrounding the pool with sun loungers and umbrellas. Steps lead down to an even larger landscaped grassed area perfect for a game of badminton (for the active) or for relaxing under the shade of one of the three olive trees (for the less active). At the top of the pool steps lead up to an impressive octagonal pergola and BBQ. The pergola was built in 2011 and is ideal for sitting with a coffee or fresh orange and watching the sun rise in the morning, taking a break from the sun during the middle of the day or having lunch or dinner. The brick built BBQ alongsiide, includes a sink, cabinet with granite worktop and fridge and is the perfect location for preparing and cooking (whilst your family and friends can watch on!)
Inside a marble staircase leads to the first floor which has three bedrooms, two double (one of which is ''zip and link' and can be split into two twin beds) and one with twin beds. A cot is also available. Each bedroom has its own balcony with views of either Sami Bay and the island of Ithaca beyond or of Mount Enos. The Master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. Each of the bedrooms is fully fitted and has wardrobes, dressing tables and bedside cabinets. A large family bathroom is also on the first floor.
On the ground floor there is a large open-plan area comprising of a comfortable lounge with modern Italian leather sofas, coffee and side tables, open fire (not needed but looks attractive!) TV/DVD and radio/CD. Alongside is a dining area with chrome and glass table and six chairs. There is also a superb kitchen complete with fridge-freezer, oven, hob, microwave and dishwasher. Adjoining this area is a Utility room with a washing machine and a Cloakroom with toilet, hand-basin and shower.
Outside overlooking the extensive gardens there are balconies/terraces/ to front, side and rear of the property.
As mentioned previously the villa is close to Karavomilos and Sami, both of which are within a 15-20 minute walk. The closest beach, can be found between the two villages and is a leisurely 15 - 20 minute walk through Olive groves. The beach whilst quite small is a perfect location for families with small children as the sea is extremely calm and gently shelving. It also has the benefit of being adjacent to the Melissani Beach Centre and. camp site which has a beautiful setting, large pool and excellent taverna offering a variety of food.
Slightly further away is the fantastic AnteSamos beach, possibly one of the best beaches on the island. Unless you are a serious walker a car or taxi is recommended as it would take about an hour to reach on foot! The beach has a couple of bars and tavernas and during the high season offers a variety of water sports.
There are many further beaches hugging the coastline from Sami to Aghia Efimia to chose from. However, car hire, which is reasonably priced, is recommended if you are to truly appreciate the beauty of the island, it's numerous beaches and places of interest.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Karavomilos/Sami 1.5 km|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kefalonia 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Ionian Islands region
Kefalonia is located in western Greece and is the largest of the Ionian islands and is a popular choice for travellers seeking villa holidays. Kefalonia has something to offer for all types of holidaymakers whether they wish to relax on the beach, walk the numerous trails or visit the historical and architectural sites.
Sami is the second busiest port on Kefalonia serving ferries to Corfu, Ithaka, Patras and Italy. Sami is a very charming town with a long waterfront, lined with shaded tavernas and bars serving a wide variety of food and drinks.
There are sand and shingle beaches hugging the coastline.
Kefalonia can be reached by direct flights between April and November. The airport is near the capital, Argostoli, and the journey to Sami will take approximately 40 minutes by taxi. Alternatively fly to Athens and take a ferry from Patras to Sami.
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15 Sep 2013
"A Perfect Escape"
We have just returned from a fabulous holiday in Kefalonia and the Villa Arcadia was the Icing on the cake. Villa Arcadia was really the perfect retreat, it's in a wonderful location on what I fe… More
14 Aug 2013
"Perfect villa for a relaxing week"
My family and I have just returned from a stay at Arcadia villa. It was LOVELY! The area around the villa was so peaceful and quiet, the only noises you could hear were the roosters and the goats, t… More
13 Apr 2013
"Wow - best I've ever stayed at - great villa, great location, great island"
We have stayed in Arcadia for the last consecutive seven years - it almost feels like a time share!. We have always taken great pleasure in staying in this secluded, but conveniently located villa. It is sometimes a struggle to leave the villa to see the rest of the island - but it is worth the effort ! When we book with Rob & Olivia it is just my wife & myself - but then we invariably find that our adult daughter still wants to join us, because Arcadia feels like a second home to us all. Very high standard throughout.
12 Apr 2013
"Arcadia - feels like our own."
We started going to Kefalonia about five years ago. We first stayed in Arcadia about five years ago and loved it so much that we have been back every year since, The villa is secluded but not too secl… More
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