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Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Villa Tessia is a spacious luxury villa in the peaceful village of Metaxata, built just five years ago, with spectacular views of Mount Ainos and across to the island of Zakynthos. The property is close to beautiful sandy beaches and is just a few minutes drive from capital, Argostoli.
The air conditioned villa is furnished in a contemporary style and offers luxury accommodation comprising two large en suite bedrooms (one double with king size bed, one twin with two oversize single beds), each with its own private balcony offering superb views, a large lounge and a well equipped dining kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee maker and dishwasher. A washing machine is also provided. The loung is well furnished and has a TV and DVD player with a selection of films available. Free wi-fi is also provided and for those wishing to watch UK TV channels, these can be received via your internet device.
Outside, there is a large covered veranda with dining area and seating area with a cane sofa and chairs. Within the large landscaped private garden there is a 8.25m x 4.5m tiled pool with underwater illumination surrounded by natural stone paving with sun loungers. There is also a barbecue area with stone built barbecue and, to the side of the property, ample parking for two cars
Villa Tessia is very conveniently located in the peaceful village of Metaxata, just 5.5 kilometres from the airport , 8 kilometres from the capital Argostoli and 5 kilometres from the port of Pessada from where the ferry to and from Zakynthos docks.
For those who have not been to Kefalonia, it is a fantastic place to visit offering something for everyone. There are beautiful 'blue flag' sandy beaches, just minutes from the villa. The scenery right across the island is stunning. There are many historical sites and beautiful fishing villages to visit - perhaps to enjoy a meal in a seafront taverna, and of course the capital Argostoli, where cosmopolitan shops meet local character.
The villa in Metaxata is conveniently located to access the whole of the island. Whilst the village is small and peaceful, it does have plenty of tavernas close by (including our favourite - the Olive Garden - less than half a mile away) together with shops and supermarkets within easy reach.
For those interested in a more active holiday, watersports are available in the resorts of Lassi and Skala which are within easy reach.
Flights to the island are available from many UK airports (including twice weekly Easyjet flights) and for any guests requiring assistance in finding flights we are more than happy to help. Car hire is recommended to make the most of a holiday in Kefalonia and again, we are more than happy to assist guests in arranging this
As we have just started using Holiday-Lettings we have no reviews on this site. However, please see below some comments from previous guests who booked via the website used previously, www.holiday-rentals.co.uk.
'The villa was stunning - immaculate and very well presented. Fully equipped with everything you could want and easy to find using the directions provided.' Rating 5 out of 5 - JRIK, London
'Lovely well equiped villa in a quiet village,only 15 min drive from the airport and a number of good beaches also well placed for argostoli where you can eat your evening meal then wander round the shops in the cool of the evening.' Rating 5 out of 5 - Rick R
'Lovely Villa -very well presented -excellent garden and a beautiful pool. Great location for beaches and Argostolli -the Avithos Beach is particularly beautiful, within 10 mins drive and with a very family-friendly cafe/restaurant with great Greek food. Would recommend it to anyone!' Rating 5 out of 5 - John, UK
'My boyfriend and I stayed for 1 week in this lovely villa, in early Sept and we wished we could have stayed forever as we completely fell in love with the island! The villa is very well appointed and the location is fantastic - a few km's from beautiful beaches (esp Avithos), easy access to nearby places of interest (Castle and Robola winery) and good access to the rest of the island should you wish to explore (Myrtos beach is a must, the Windmill taverna in Farsa is great if you want gorgeous grilled lamb chops/pork).
The property was ideally located in relatively sleepy Metaxata, on a small cul de sac of villas, but roads to supermarkets and the capital were simple to navigate and distances were not far (15-20mins max into Argostoli). We had no problems finding tavernas for supper a short drive in the surrounding villages or on our many day trips out, with a couple of decent options within walking distance of the villa.
The villa itself was beautifully clean on our arrival, with fresh linen and towels and spares provided should we wish to have a change mid way through our stay. There was a really helpful welcome pack of food (bread, cereal, jam, milk, juice, fruit and more, plus a bottle of wine!) and a good guide to the villa and things to do locally which we did keep referring to during our stay. Useful items such as the washing machine, clothes airer, hairdryer, coffee machine etc were all appreciated and made that extra ease to our stay. The pool and gardens are also beautifully kept and allow you to relax 'at home' if you don't fancy heading out and it was nice to have off street parking for the hire car. We booked very last minute and the owners made it all really simple for us, providing details very quickly and giving me confidence that we had made a good choice.' Rating 5 out of 5 - Hannah, London
'My wife and I recently returned from Villa Tessia on the beautiful island of Kefalonia feeling fully refreshed and lucky to have the opportunity to stay here.
The villa is great and reflects exactly what you see on this web site, clean, tidy and modern. The owners were a delight to deal with and we felt they really made an effort to make us feel welcome. For example, on arrival we were surprised to find a bottle of the local wine (robola I think - quite nice!), some fresh bread and fruit and some milk and cereal . . . oh and a very helpful welcome book. Little touches like these really do count . . . and this was after we had received some little Villa Tessia keyrings through the post along with the paperwork!
Talking of paperwork, the directions to the villa were great and we were there within 15 minutes of leaving the airport . . . although you wouldn't think you were 15 minutes away from an airport. The village of Metaxata is a lovely peaceful place nestling in the hills at the foot of the mountain and close to the beaches of Avithos and St Thomas . . two of the most beautiful beaches on this side of the island I would have thought. The capital, Argosoli, and the resort of Lassi are only a 10 or 15 minute drive away and we spent some evenings dining out here (we recommend Casa Grek and Ampelaki in Argostoli) although there was a great restaurant down on Avithos beach which is nearby.
I would definately recommend Villa Tessia for those wanting a "get away from it all" kind of week . . . peaceful, relaxing and refreshing'. Rating 5 out of 5 - Dominic & Louise
'Con la mia famiglia (2 adulti + 2 bimbi) abbiamo scelto Villa Tessia per il nostro 13° anno di vacanze a Cefalonia, trascorrendo tre settimane in assoluto relax.
La villa è molto ben equipaggiata e, per chi non conosce bene l'isola, collocata in una posizione davvero strategica per ogni spostamento.
Infatti, benché Metaxata sia un piccolo centro tranquillo e silenzioso, con l'auto e in meno di 15 minuti si raggiungono una dozzina di spiagge incantevoli ed Argostoli è a soli 10 minuti.
Il proprietario è stato molto disponibile e cortese, così come i manager della villa che, sul posto, si occupano di curare casa, giardino e piscina.
Grazie a questa meravigliosa vacanza, Villa Tessia resterà per sempre nei nostri cuori!' - Rating 5 out of 5 - Marco, Napoli
'Just returned from a wonderful holiday spent in Kefalonia staying at Villa Tessia. The owner supplied us with map and guide book before we left, excellent for planning your trip. Very pleasant person to deal with, excellent communications. Villa close to airport, about 15 mins drive, but NO airport noise what so ever. Villa was exactly as described and exceptionally clean, tidy and spacious with everything you could want and more inside the villa. Really good having two en-suite bedrooms. Both of the bedrooms and bathrooms are a good size. Lovely clean pool, sunbathing area and bbq and very colourful flower garden.
The welcome pack provided on our arrival was well received and got us off to a good start, didn't need to look for essentials until the next day. Great supermarket (part of Carrefour) on way to Argostoli, past the Mycenian Tombs and before you get to Lidl. We found they had a good selection. Argostoli water front has excellent fruit and veg market. The villa is a good location for sightseeing trips. Car definitely required. Beautiful island, fantastic weather and we couldn't have found a better villa for ourselves and two friends to stay. I would most DEFINITELY recommend this villa to anyone looking for a holiday in Kefalonia.
Very easy to get into the capital, Argostoli, about 15 mins drive. Nearby village has very friendly small bar called "Georges" run by George and Viva. There is also a good restaurant called "Byrons" with views over the airport and out to sea. Great food at "Diana" restaurant in Argostoli, on water front opposite Lixouri Ferry, with very friendly staff. Another good place to eat is "Papadatos Charalabos" in Agia Efimia, try the chicken and asparagus or pork in mustard sauce - both fantastic. If you book this villa, in our opinion, you will not be disappointed. The owners have done everything possible to make this a "home from home" and I would certainly return to the villa if I holiday again in Kefalonia' - Rating 5 out of 5 - Badger, Morpeth, Northumberland
'Fantastic Villa equipped with everything, a home from home. Large well maintained gardens, superb BBQ and pool. Although a car is essential the Villa is conveniently situated for Argostoli, the air-port and the lovely beaches on the south of the island. We would highly reccomend it.
Thanks David and Karen for a great holiday' - Rating 5 out of 5 - PJL8, Sheffield
'Our stay at Villa Tessia was wonderful. The Villa is finished to a very high standard and the space, both internal and external is excellent.
We arrived with two small children, so the welcome pack was a lovely gesture, sandwiches and strawberries, before we had to unpack, and the local Robola wine was a great bonus for the 'grown ups'!
We were sent maps and island information before we got to the Villa which was very useful.
The Villa is in an excellent location, 15 mins from the airport. Metaxata is a lovely relaxing village. A car is needed, but everything is so close at hand. The beaches are safe for children (we went to Avithos - 5 mins away and Lassi beaches - 15 mins away).
Argostolli is worth a visit and again, only 15 mins drive away.
The Villa is just what we wanted. The space outside was secure, and plenty of room for the little ones to run around.
It was very quiet and made for a perfect family holiday' - Rating 5 out of 5 - Owls fan, Sheffield
'This was our first trip to Kefalonia and we loved it. The villa is new, well equipped, and the landlords have gone out of their way to provide much more than the essentials. There were very helpful descriptions of anything in the area - beaches, restaurants, shops etc, as well as maps and guides. We were with 2 small children so it was lovely to arrive and have fresh milk in the fridge. Even though there is a pool, my daughter's couldn't work out how to unlock the doors on their own so it was very safe.
You would definitely need a car, but everything is really a short drive away- and the best beach on the island is only 3km away.' - Rating 5 out of 5 - Gurkovi, Skopje
'A super villa in an excellent location. Just what we look for in a family holiday. We stayed for 2 weeks in July with our two small children. The secure garden and pool are just lovely and the villa is equiped and furnished to a very high standard with everything you could need. Metaxata is a lovely Greek village and is perfect for a 'get away from it all' holiday, yet it is just a short drive to livelier places (if that's what you want!) Also a short drive away are 'child friendly' beaches with sunbeds and umbrellas for hire and beach bars selling the all important ice-creams and a cold beer! This was our 4th visit to Kefalonia and I'm sure we'll be back!' Rating 5 out of 5 - Hatters, Herts
'We stayed in Villa Tessia for two weeks in July and have to say it was of a very high standard, furniture and equipment wise...it was also very clean and tidy. The area of Metaxata is very quiet and if it is a holiday away- from- it- all you are looking for then this is ithe villa for you!!! You definately need a car...we drove to Lourdas almost every night and it is very nice here. The beach of Avithos is also a drive away..but well worth a visit...a tip though. Dont get a sunbed too near the beach bar....the music will drive you to distraction!!!! A visit to Sami is also worth the drive for drocarta caves and mellisiani.. All in all we had a lovely time at Villa Tessia and Kephalonia lives up to the Greek Islands magic!!!!!', Rating 4 out of 5 - Simmo 438, Manchester
'Beautiful villa, superbly equipped in an ideal location for beaches and trips around the island. Excellent Tavernas in surrounding villages and only 10 mins from the airport. We will definatly be back next year.' - Rating 5 out of 5 - M & A, North Yorkshire
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kefalonia International Airport 5 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
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
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19 Jun 2014
"A superb Villa in a fantastic location, Brilliant."
Villa Tessia is quietly situated and ideal for a peaceful holiday. We found it well maintained especially the pool and with all the facilities you would require. A car is essential however it is an … More
27 May 2014
We have just returned from a fabulous fortnight in Kefalonia. It was our first time on the island and we will definitely be back.Villa Tessia was superb. We found it to be really well equipped and was… More
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