About the home
Located on the breathtaking island of Kefalonia this luxury 3 bedroom Villa benefits from fabulous views to the front across the sea to the Island of Zakynthos, along with the dramatic Mount Aenos as its backdrop. Located on the outskirts of the charming village of Karavados in the Livathos area, the Villa is very modern and is fully air conditioned with a private pool. Livathos is recommended as "the" place to stay in Kefalonia in The Daily Telegraph's article, 'Kefalonia, the prefect break' - see following link:
Within a few minutes drive there is a superb selection of both exquisite sandy beaches and traditional Greek Tavernas. Ideal for the perfect relaxing holiday unwinding by the pool or on the beach and equally ideal for the more active with plenty to do and see!
Villa Marbirini is only 15-20 minutes drive from the airport and the island's capital, Argostoli, where there is a stunning seafront harbour backed by fantastic mountain scenery, a plentiful supply of tavernas and shops and fashionable town square.
The Villa is a great base to explore the island's many attractions, such as the nearby St Georges Castle. Other places to visit are Lake Melisani and Drogarati Caves, St Gerasimos Monastery, Assos with its Venetian Fort and the nearby Myrtos Beach, one of the most photographed beaches in the world. The picturesque port towns of Fiskardo, Sami and Agia Efimia are also well worth a visit.
Mini-markets and a Taverna are within easy walking distance and the nearest beach, St Thomas, is about 2km away. Mount Aenos, visible from the rear and side of the Villa, has wild horses and golden eagles amongst its residents. Watersports are available at nearby Lourdas beach and also at many other beaches.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||St. Thomas, 2km|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Accommodation on the ground floor is open plan and spacious with two comfortable sofas in the lounge area (one of which converts into a bed), Satellite TV and DVD/CD player, a dining area and fully equipped modern kitchen, including oven/hob/grill/extractor, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and everything needed to self cater.
French doors lead out to a balcony at the front and the pool and patio area at the rear.
On the first floor the master bedroom has a double bed, sea views and is en suite with a bath/shower and feature porthole window. A second bathroom has a shower and all 3 bedrooms have their own balcony. Bedrooms 2 & 3 have twin beds. Windows/French doors throughout are fitted with mosquito nets.
Please note there is limited Channel availaibility in Greece via Sky TV.
**Wi-fi Internet acces available with effect from April 2013**
Further details outdoors:
The pool measures 8m x 4m and is 1.2m at the shallow end and 1.7m at the deep end. The area surrounding the pool at the rear of the Villa is finished in Albanian stone.
There are six sunbeds, garden table with six chairs and two large parasols. A traditional Greek barbecue is also situated outside. There is ample parking for a least two vehicles and the Villa is gated and walled.
External lighting is also fitted in the garden.
Villa Marbirini is fully licensed as holiday accomodation by E.O.T. (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - Greek National Tourism Organisation), as required by Greek law.
A basic welcome hamper is also included in the weekly rate, which can be upgraded at additional cost to suit Guests' requirements.
Mid-week and weekend towel changes and weekly bedlinen changes are included in the weekly rate - more frequent changes can be arranged if required at additional cost.
Ready on arrival date at 15:00 with Guests aked to vacate on departure date by 11:00.
A non-returnable deposit of £200 for each week is required to secure a booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £200 is also payable with the balance, which is refundable within two weeks of departure.
The Ionian Islands region
Kefalonia is a beautiful island, very green with spectacular sea views and mountain scenery. Karavados is a charming village situated near the south-west coast within easy reach of a superb selection of sandy beaches with clear turquoise seas. Also within easy reach are many traditional Greek Tavernas, one within walking distance. There are many places of interest to visit from underground lakes and caves with stalactites and stalagmites to St Gerasimos Monastery with its stunning murals. Myrtos beach is one of the most photographed beaches in the world. A holiday on Kefalonia is definitely a sunshine holiday, it only rains approximately 30 days in every year.
The Kefalonia / Karavados area
Many of the island's beaches offer a range of watersports facilities and horseriding facilities are also available. The island offers a number of historic tourist attractions including St George's Castle and the ruins of a Venetian fort at Assos. Argostoli, the island's capital, has a bustling city square and a wide selection of bars, tavernas and shops. Ferries can be taken from Argostoli to Lixouri, on the island's western peninsula. Giant turtles can be found in Argostoli Bay patrolling the fishing boats for titbits whilst the local fishermen sell their daily catches each morning to the public at the harbour's edge. Ferries can also be used to island-hop to Ithaca, Zakynthos and Lefkas.
How to get there
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Easyjet fly direct to Kefalonia from Gatwick on Tuesdays and Saturdays (and Sundays during the school summer holidays) between late April and October and Ryanair fy direct from Stansted between early April and late October on Mondays and Thursdays. Check www.easyjet.com & www.ryanair.com for availability/prices. Direct charter flights also fly from the following UK airports between late April and October: Birmingham & Bristol - Thursday; Cardiff & Luton - Tuesday; London Gatwick - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; London Stansted - Monday, Thursday and Sunday; Manchester - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; Newcastle - Sunday.
Here are some websites we use to check flight availability and prices:
www.travelsupermarket.com www.travelrepbublic.co.uk www.a1travel.com www.haystravel.co.uk www.travelsupermarket.com www.charterflights.co.uk www.cheapflights.co.uk http://travel.kelkoo.co.uk/ www.airflights.co.uk
Please note some of the initially advertised prices don't always include the cost of taxes, hold luggage, etc. so check exactly what's included when comparing prices. Some of the websites offer the option of paying a deposit of 25-33% of the total booking cost with the balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Between November and March fly from the UK via Athens. Ferries sail to Kefalonia from Brindisi, Italy and Astakos, Kyllini and Patra on mainland Greece and Nidri and Vasiliki on Lefkada.
Activities near Kefalonia
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
23 Sep 2012
A beautiful villa, in an ideal location, with beaches, shops and tavernas only a short drive away. We felt very much at home in the villa, which was spotlessly clean and very well equipped, with... more
23 Sep 2012
An extremely comfortable and well-equipped villa with a good pool. The pool area is private and well-sighted, giving some areas of shade during the day whilst allowing sun worshippers a complete fix.
The villa is within 20 minutes of the airport, great for getting into the holiday quickly. Argostoli 15-20 mins so shopping etc no problems at all. There are lots of good beaches close by and a great choice of local tavernas and restaurants within short driving distance. Fabulous views across the Ionian Sea to Zakynthos.
We will certainly return.
02 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at Villa Marbirini. From first contact, the owners have been more than helpful and very prompt in replying to queries. Before the holiday we received a v. detailed info pack with everything we could need to know about the island, villa, local amenities etc. The villa was spotlessly clean, comfortable and one of the best equipped we have stayed in - home from home. The owners representatives met us on arrival and were v. helpful - cleaning and laundry changes were done efficiently and discreetly. Fabulous clean pool, meticulously maintained every day, usually before most people surfaced.
We loved the local St Thomas' beach but Myrthos is stunning and well worth a visit on the way to Firskardo. Argostoli great for wonderful fruit and veg and a fantastic bakery - don't miss seeing the giant turtles in the bay.
Local taverna Happiness, great value and friendly but favourite The Olive Tree.
Kefalonia is a beautiful island and Villa Marbirini the perfect place to stay. No hesitation in recommending it - we hope to return!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April 2013||1 Apr 13||28 Apr 13||£ 552||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||28 Apr 13||2 Jun 13||£ 657||-||-||1 Week|
|Low-mid season||2 Jun 13||30 Jun 13||£ 867||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||30 Jun 13||21 Jul 13||£ 1045||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||21 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1255||-||-||1 Week|
|Late season||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 867||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||29 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||£ 657||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A basic welcome hamper is included in the weekly rate, which can be upgraded at additional cost to suit Guests' requirements.Book
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