£81 / night
Price for guests, Nights

LUXURIOUS VILLA KEF. Experience the real Greece not tourist Greece. – Home 139767 Villa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

LUXURIOUS VILLA KEF. Experience the real Greece not tourist Greece. – Home 139767

  • Villa
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay

Very Good Very Good – based on 10 reviews

Top Review

See all reviews

Villa / 2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


VILLA KEF is approved by THE GREEK TOURIST BOARD. This is a holiday home that we go to twice a year so it has to have all that we want and therefore should have all that visitors expect and more. Our caretakers are English. Weeks are getting booked. If your weeks are booked we do have property Father Teds on this website pool but stunning location!

We suggest that you DO NOT rent VILLA KEF if:

1. If you wish to be surrounded by other holidaymakers.

2. If you want the noise of living near a popular beach or several tavernas.

3 If you DO NOT want the real Greek experience.

4. If you want to pay tourist rates rather than the locals rate for food and drink.

5. If you wish to use a waste bin for your toilet paper as is usual in Greece .

6. If you wish to see and hear the increasing number of aircraft arrivals into EFL.

7. If you don't wish to be within a very short drive of several beautiful beaches including Petani voted the best beach on a YouTube video.

8. If you want to rent somewhere where you are NOT within easy reach of the two main towns should you need something a bit different.

9.If you do not want an elevated view over a village and the coast with twinkling lights at night and mostly silence.

10. If you wish to share a swimming pool and not have automatic pool lights allowing late swims.

11. If you do not wish to be on the edge of a historical village with facilities.

13. If you do not want any help or suggestions as to how to make the most of your holiday together with a quality map.

14.If you wish to rent a property that isn't licensed and you could lose your holiday if the authorities clamp down on the owner.

15. If you want to take notice of many poor recommendations as to where to stay in Kefalonia on social media!

Even though there are more like these, you get the idea as to why we are different.

We chose the location for the villa by purchasing the land exactly where we wanted it. We own the land to the side and down to the road and there is a sea view as far as Zakynthos. Behind the villa there is a rocky hill. The road is very quiet (30 vehicles an hour counted at busy commuting times and a temporary diversion past the villa) but situated on the edge of the largest village on the Paliki Peninsula with the associated facilities including a great bar and taverna as well as two village shops.

This villa is truly more luxurious than our bungalow in the UK and the internet is faster!

There is ample parking with spacious grounds. There are olive trees, lemon trees and shaded areas. You overlook the village rather than you being overlooked. For the young and old there is a water park that is a very short drive away.

The pool is of course for you alone and the pool lights come on automatically creating a lovely ambiance on warm summer evenings and of course this also allows you to swim well into the evening. You have the twinkling lights from the village below when looking out across to the sea.

To accompany all this there is a luxury 5 burner gas BBQ with a vine covered pergola. The village facilities can provide most essentials that you might need including freshly made pizza if you do not wish to BBQ.

As well as offering good value we also assist your stay with suggestion for beaches, tavernas, places to visit, as well as providing a good quality map of the island ahead of your visit when you book. With this help you can eat in some really good tavernas for as little as £10 per person inclusive of food and wine! We can also help you with car hire and we pass the full booking discount that we can get onto you the visitor.

We are told by the locals that you will not find another villa offering what VILLA KEF provides in the area.


Further details

We can organise a car for you at a negotiated rate. We also encourage you to shop around yourself to get the best offer.

Your car can be delivered to VILLA KEF or be at the airport ready for you.

We provide detailed instructions for getting to VILLA KEF.

We provide a welcome pack with some essentials for your arrival and the village shops are well stocked and remain open very late.

Further details indoors

The lounge and dining area is spacious.

The fully equipped fitted kitchen is excellent and has a touch control hob with built in extractor.

Both bedrooms have their own balconies, air conditioning and fully fitted wardrobes. All furnishings and equipment are of the highest quality.

The 5th bed is a self inflating mattress intended for families perhaps with 3 children or an adult if acceptable.You will not find much that we do not provide as this is our holiday home also! As well as the en-suite in the double bedroom there are two other wash rooms with toilets.


Further details outdoors

VILLA KEF has its own entrance gates with ample room for parking.

The garden has olive trees, lemon trees, and interesting and colourful plants. It provides many shaded areas to sit and relax. There is a splendid outside secluded tiled table.

There is also a large pergola draped in vines.

The pool area is spacious with ample seating, sun loungers, and a gas BBQ. The pool complies with the Greek Tourist Regulations and is 7 x 4 metres.

More Less


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

More Less


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Our pool and villa ladies are contactable. We aim to provide as much information as you require to make your holiday one of the best ever. This is why we post you a map ahead of your visit. We can give information on beaches, tavernas, bars, places to visit and shopping. We hold a provisional booking whilst you locate flights and even help you with this if required. In 2016 we had a visually impaired couple stay and we could even cater for their requirements!


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Smoking allowed but only outside. No cigarettes to be discarded in the grounds.


About the owner

John S.

Tourist Licence

Average reply time:
46 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
14 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Villa has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Oct 2010. Located in Cephalonia, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £567 to £1598.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Aug 2019.


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

Very Good
10 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely villa on a beautiful Island”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2019

You know it’s a good holiday when all agree that we wish we could have stayed longer. The owners were very easy to deal with during the booking process, in the run up to the holiday and during the holiday itself. They sent a useful map and lots of info about the villa and the island prior to the holiday and we used lots of their advice/suggestions during our stay. The Villa itself overlooks the village of Havdata a short drive away from Lixouri. You can get the ferry from Argostoli to Lixouri but we preferred to drive around the bay with it’s beautiful views. The pool area at the villa is great, with far reaching views, is lit at night allowing longer swimming time and are also some shaded areas under a pergoda that is wrapped in grapevine and is a nice feature. Downstairs is a large open plan dining/living/kitchen area that is well equipped with all need (large fridge freezer/dishwasher etc) with a shower room off (washing machine in there). Upstairs are 2 bedrooms (one en-suite), and a separate bathroom. Both bedrooms have ac units, one had a slight issue which the owners dealt with during our stay keeping in contact throughout. There is a lovely good sized balcony accessible from both bedrooms which we used for breakfast every day, and a second smaller balcony accessible from the master bedroom. Havdata has a couple of shops, a tavern and Billy’s place. We used the shops and also ate and drank at Billy’s place where they are very friendly and unbelievably well priced for large Mythos’ and home made pizzas. Further afield we liked Lixouri and had a good meal at v and s another recommendation from the owners. We loved Petani beach (another recommendation) and ate there as well. Assos is beautiful and Myrtos beach quite stunning. We also went to Melissani Lake, Drogerati caves, St George’s Castle, and Argostoli Harbour where we saw turtles (by the fishing boats seems the best place from our experience). It’s a great villa on a beautiful island there were other places we wished we’d got to like Fiskardo but ran out of time. Thoroughly recommend both Villa Kef and Kefalonia

Owner's reply: Thank you very comprehensive people will think that we wrote it or know you!! Everything you wrote is correct and a week is never enough. Thank you for being great visitors throughout. John & Lesley

“Beautiful Villa in Chefalonia”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2018

Recently booked this gorgeous Villa for a weeks holiday , we were looking for a peaceful private location with a nice pool and we found it in Villa Kef . The Villa has everything you need and was spotless , there was a lovely appreciated welcome pack of milk ,bread ,butter ,orange juice & water to help us settle in . Although Villa Kef is off the beaten track you are only a short car ride away from lovely restaurants ,shops ,and bars . The Villas location is fantastic for visiting some of Chefalonias beautiful beaches ,you really are spoilt for choice ! The owners have thought of everything to ensure their guests have a great stay and are extremely accommodating and happy to advise of places to go if this is your first visit to Chefalonia . If your looking for a relaxing holiday in a real Greek island community then l cannot recommend this Villa enough , my only regret is we didn’t book it for two weeks ! Michael & Marina .

Owner's reply: Thank you. It was a pleasure to help you have a great holiday. This is always our aim.John & Lesley

Review 1-10 of 10


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with John (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send John (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact John (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view John the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send John (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send John (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to John (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from John (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. John (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call John (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact John (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send John (the owner) a message.

If John (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

View all FAQs

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor

Book with confidence

Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Safe, simple, secure

When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Also consider

Europe Holidays

480158 properties

Greece Holidays

21598 properties


1,575 properties


973 properties


891 properties


512 properties


237 properties


80 properties


74 properties


67 properties


65 properties


61 properties


60 properties

Agia Efimia

59 properties


58 properties


54 properties


52 properties


26 properties


26 properties


21 properties


17 properties


16 properties

Start a new search

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.