Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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 2 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kefalonia 10 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||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|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 suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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 availability in Greece via Sky TV.
**Wi-fi Internet acces available**
|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.
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.
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.
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6 Sep 2014
"Lovely holiday villa"
A great booking experience as the owners were prompt and reliable. The villa was well maintained and had all amenities you could require when on holidays. Garden and pool were well looked after and very pleasant to spend time in. We took two small children aged 3 & 6 and this villa was safe and secure for them to play, with no steep steps or staircases as we have experienced in other properties. Towels were changed regularly and a linen change half way through the holiday along with a refresh of the bathrooms was carried out with the minimum of intrusion. Its well situated for visits to several local beaches and a short drive from some lovely tavernas, although there is a taverna within walking distance. The views are impressive and several night were spent sitting on the veranda, sipping wine and watching the sunset after a BBQ! One small thing that could be changed to improve the villa would be door catches to hold the french doors open. It was quite windy when we stayed and we enjoy turning the air con off and opening the doors. Without placing chairs to hold them open they would slam closed. Other than that it was perfect and a great holiday was had by all!
30 Aug 2014
Lovely Villa,, just as the photos in face better! Very clean. All amenities of home. Great Pool. Easy to get to anywhere.… More
16 Aug 2014
"Wonderful Villa on a beautiful island!"
Villa Marbirini is very well equipped and more than comfortable with all the amenities you need and then some. The villa was very clean when we arrived and the welcome pack was truly welcomed!
The pool is very welcoming and we used it daily. The outside area is large and the views all around, of Mount Enos and Zante, are lovely. Having the wifi was appreciated by adults and our teenage sons alike!
Kefalonia is a beautiful island and Villa Marbirini is an excellent base from which to explore it. There are recommendations of tavernas, beaches and places to visit in the villa which helped us to make good choices!
We would highly recommend this villa!
8 Aug 2013
"Great villa, very well presented with perfect customer service"
Excellent villa, spotlessly clean and fully equipped for a comfortable stay. Well positioned to explore the whole island. Good pool, air con throughout and good views out to sea and of the mountains t… More
11 Jul 2013
"Another fantastic stay at Villa Marbirini"
Returned to Villa Marbirini for the second year running - we were not disappointed. Villa as spotless and perfect as last year - with the addition of wifi.
Owners always incredibly helpful so booking process and information excellent.
Would not hesitate to recommend the Villa for a lovely holiday on a beautiful island.
23 Sep 2012
"Amazing villa in an ideal location on a beautiful island"
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 ever… More
23 Sep 2012
"A peaceful villa in an excellent location"
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.
2 Jul 2012
"Fantastic villa, lovely location, couldn't fault it!!"
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!
23 Aug 2011
"Wonderful base for a holiday"
Villa Marbirini provided us with a wonderful holiday. We've stayed in loads of villas in many countries and this was definitely one of the best. Important things such as cleanliness, pool hygiene, and cookking utensils were all oustanding. We nearly stayed in or near Fiskardo but ended up booking this villa instead not having visited Kefalonia before. We were lucky. It is a long way to Fiskardo and the south part of the island provides a much better base for your holiday.
All in all we can really recommend, the villa, the owners, the agents who met us and the island.
23 Jul 2011
"The only diappointing bit was having to leave!"
The service received on enquiring about the Villa was highly professional, we really appreciated the speed of responses via email and phone calls. It made the whole process very easy, we knew exactly … More