“Brilliant holiday” Just returned from a brilliant holiday, staying at Villa Isadora. There is so much to compliment about our stay from the excellent information received from the owners to the warm welcome we received from Dimitri & the high standard of the villa & pool. I would recommend this wonderful villa for a holiday in Kefalonia & hope to return very soon.
“Gorgeous villa, breathtaking view, spacious and welcoming” This villa is absolutely beautiful, and the pictures definitely don't do it justice. The inside is cozy and welcoming, and the outside has a view that will simply take your breath away. Situated close to town (15 min. walk) and the beach which was extremely convenient. Would definitely recommend this villa and would love to go back!
“Fantastic Villa - 10/10 for views, comfort, style and location!” Just a 15 min drive up from the airport this fantastic villa makes for a perfect holiday retreat.
I've previously stayed in Kefalonia, the transfer took over 2 hours, so being able to land and be by the pool taking in the seaviews whilst sipping a cold beer - all within 1 hr of arriving was a real bonus.
Suprisingly you'll never hear a plane during your stay as they are far in the distance.
The villa is furnished and finished to a very high spec and is not adorned with the usual greek trinkets. The owner has thought of everything and please follow her great recommendations for the local Greek wine and restaurants which were also top notch.
All in all I cannot fault this villa.
My wife and I are already planning our next trip.
“Splendid house, superbe terras, not far fom the beach” We stayed in this house with 3 families, each had their own floor with rooms and bathroom. The house is very beautifully done, comfortable and complete. The owners are very friendly and helpful! We got a pre-filled fridge and some nice wine. The swimming pool entrance can be closed as safety for small children. The beach and a little shop are close by. Nice day trips are possible to Athens and other places. Only small downsides I can think of: the smaller children could not stand in the pool, the kitchen was missing some tools that you would expect if you cook yourself. The terras is super and it was fun to cook on the BBQ on gas.
“Excellent Villa with one of the best views on the island” My wife and I booked this villa for our 'babymoon' - a nice, high spec location to get away from it all for 7 nights. We got exactly what we asked for with the villa being situated high on the side of a mountain but easily accessible by car (approx. 10 minutes to get from the villa to the major bypass outside of Nidri town). Evenings were absolutely quiet save the sounds of nature, complete peace for long sleeps.
The photos available speak for themselves so I shall say no more than they are true and accurate representations of the villa and its surroundings - no photoshop in sight. The view overlooking the bay outside of Gheni never got old, and we found ourselves choosing to spend our evenings swimming / having a BBQ on the large patio of the villa, heading down at night into Nidri as the mood took us.
The villa is on the east of the island, and whilst the best beaches such as Egremni are on the west, the drive around the south of the island (don't go north, not as pretty) was an absolute joy to drive - long, open winding mountain roads with the roof down and sun shining. Personally, I think it's better to be on the east as that's where the boats launch from (Nidri) and it has a better buzz although the south west of the island is pretty cool too. Anyway, that's for folks to decide for themselves but it worked for us.
Full disclosure - the first time you ascend the mountain road to the villa, it can be somewhat daunting if you've not had experience of such before. I didn't, but by the second day I was a pro and actually really started to enjoy the drive! Just don't rent / take a car any larger than a Suzuki Jimmy or you might run into some bother.
The villa itself was to a high standard of cleanliness, with the pool maintained regularly during our stay. Outdoor lighting was soft so as not to attract too many bugs at dinner, beautiful flowers and roses decorating the property. Shower facilities very good, wifi is solid and reliable (you won't be streaming movies, but fine for surfing and sending pics home).
The owner & contact on the island were both pleasures to liaise with, with no intrusion during our stay and very efficient checking in & out. The property has an 'honesty bar' which was very well stocked, and it's a simple request to replace what you take. Local amenities are 10m away at the bottom of the hill in Nidri, no bother. Recommend you hit up Carrfour either in Lefkadas or an express down south for higher value load-ups.
Anyway, we loved it and were very glad to be on our mountain away from it all, but only a short drive to the action when we wanted it. We'd both recommend it - just make sure you're ok with driving up a mountain (really it's no bother - just fair warning).