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Get away from it all on this stunning Greek island and enjoy a peaceful holiday near Avythos beach. Serene Villa is set in 1/2 acre of landscaped gardens near the traditional Greek village of Kaligata and 5 mins drive from the small resort of Svoronata with tavernas and mini market. With a sea view balcony ahead and mountains behind we are in a peaceful rural setting, 15 mins walk to the beach and tastefully furnished with everything you may need for an enjoyable self catering holiday. Air conditioning, welcome pack and airport transfers included. There is a large pool and gently sloping floodlit gardens with BBQ bread oven and pergola. The 2 spacious apartments and grounds have private access, car park, and are completely wheelchair accessible . GREECE MAGAZINE reviewed us in the TOP 5 ACCESSIBLE PLACES IN GREECE! Complementary therapies and Yoga on site. We harvest our own olives to make oil. We can guide you on local walks and direct you to the best parts of the island. The location is perfect for peace, tranquility and a sample of real Greece!
Complementary Therapies and Yoga: Available on site by arrangement, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, or Stress management, by a BCMA Registered, experienced and qualified practitioner. UK qualified Yoga Teacher. Guided local walks MORE INFORMATION AND PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE FROM OUR WEBSITE. www.serenevillagreece.com
Disabled Access- fully wheelchair accessible.: Our spacious apartments are suitable for families and couples, but we have taken special care to ensure that those who are less mobile can enjoy a comfortable holiday too. Both apartments at Serene Villa have been built with the Disability Act in mind to UK standards and are fully wheelchair accessible.
REVIEWED IN GREECE MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE TOP 5 ACCESSIBLE HOLIDAY PLACES IN GREECE!
Ask for further details about our special facilities - Oxford Dipper pool hoist, shower chair etc. All doors are above 90cms wide including the large 'wheel in' shower room and the paths through our beautiful half acre gardens are gentle slopes with no steps anywhere!. See more pictures on www.serenevillagreece.com
Friendly Advice: Friendly advice and information is on hand from resident British hosts, John and Christine. We can recommend local tavernas, places of interest, suitable beaches, and tucked away places not mentioned on maps! We are your personal British speaking on site reps! See our reviews!
We live here all year round. This is not just another building with pool - it is our home! We love being here and have a growing understanding of the local culture and environment to share with you. Sample our own olive oil. Come along on one of our daily morning walks. Join us in the evening for a BBQ and sit in the floodlit pergola. Try one of the complementary therapies or join in with a Yoga session. Stay with us in Autumn and help pick our olives! You are very welcome and are always treated as our special'guests. See www.serenevillagreece.com
I double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom.
Fresh modern bedrooms with hypo allergenic bed linen provided.
Free air conditioning.
Fitted wardrobes, large mirror and hairdryer
Safe deposit box included.
Wide doors for easy access
Windows have shutters, fly screen and double glazing
Extra pull out sofa bed in spacious lounge.
2 travel cots and baby equipment to hire...moreless
Large modern shower room.
Walk in 'wet room' style shower area suitable for wheelchair users
Fully adjustable height shower head and grab bars
Indoor towels provided.
Vanity unit, mirror and mobile trolley.
Non slip mat and shower curtain...moreless
Guide dogs for the blind welcomed in alternative accommodation.
No smoking inside.
Welcome pack of local produce and wine provided on arrival.
Kitchen is spacious open plan and fully equipped.
Laundry facilities, iron and ironing board provided. Maid service.
BBQ area and large shady pergola outside.
Sea view balcony with wide patio doors and side patio area with outdoor furniture.
Private entrance and parking on level ground.
35sq metre outdoor pool shared between just 2 apartments has pool hoist for wheelchair users and is accessible by gentle paths through the half acre landscaped gardens. Plenty of sun loungers, umbrellas and tables with a beautiful sea view from the pool.
The villa is set in extensive landscaped gardens with our own mature olives and fruit trees, water feature lawns and flower beds with roses jasmine honeysuckle and bougainvillea. Fresh garden produce when available.
Flat screen TV DVD player and DVDs all available to hire. Internet limited Wi Fi close by...moreless
Arrival days are negotiable according to availability. Only full weeks in July and August please.
Prices are based on the apartment being occupied by between 1 to 4 persons per week.
Extra person £70 per week.
Please ask for rates for Yoga and Retreat Holidays, which include BBQ's and guided walks.
Private sessions of Yoga, Hypnotherapy and complementary therapies by arrangement.
The booking form should be returned by post with a deposit cheque of 20% of the Total holiday cost. The balance is then due 8 weeks before arrival. Please ask for bank details if you wish to make a bank transfer. Price includes air conditioning, airport transfers and a generous welcome pack of local produce, safe deposit, hair dryer, all bedlinen and indoor towels and maid service.
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Kefalonia is amazingly unspoilt by the ravages of mass tourism and has much to explore with spectacular coastlines and quaint villages, St Gerasimos Monastery and St Georges Castle. Mount Aenos has dense forests, eagles and wild horses. The lush greenery is supported by underground water systems which have caves and lakes to explore. There are several wine factories offering tours. Wonderful honey, olives, local fruit and fresh fish are abundant . Argostoli has visiting yachts, cruise ships, and a lively square with tavernas and coffee bars, music and traditional greek dancing. Nightlife is low key and family orientated. Kaligata and Kourkoumelata are traditional villages in the South noted for their pretty, fragrant gardens with jasmine and bourganvillea. Serene Villa is located in a quiet spot in the valley above Avythos bay which has olive groves, vineyards and citrus trees. We are walkable to Avythos blue flag beach which is mainly sandy and safe for families. There are also rocky coves for snorkelling or larger beaches with watersports for family fun nearby. Athens sights are 1 hours flight away, or take a boat trip and see dolphins and turtles on the way to neighbouring islands. Myrtos beach is one of the most photographed in the world! There are always peaceful spots to be found away from crowds.
Other Activities: Complementary Therapies and UK Qualified Yoga Teacher on site, guided walks nearby.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: John and Christine retired early and moved from the UK to live on this stunning and peaceful Greek Island.
Christine was a teacher for 20 years and Head of a Middle School for Pupils with Special Needs. She is also a fully qualified and experienced Yoga Teacher and Therapist.
John was a successful Sales Director from Wales who has travelled extensively and is now enjoying an idyllic life in the sun.
They are your personal Holiday Reps who live on site, maintain the property to a high standard and can provide lots of local information.
Why the Owner Chose Svoronata: We first chose this beautiful olive grove near Avithos Beach in the Livathos Region of Kefalonia, which is unusually lush and green and populated by traditional local villages and very little Tourist monopolisation. We fell in love with the special atmosphere and culture of Kefalonia and the warm friendliness of the local people. We decided to design and build accommodation that could be fully accessible by all - families, couples and the elderly or disabled and provide a very special place to have a completely relaxing holiday away from hustle and bustle. It is our home and we love it here! We are continually improving our facilities and beautiful garden. We walk regularly and although we have been here 8 years now, in the Winter we explore and keep finding new gems of coastline, waterfalls and places to be amazed at!
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: We are away from tourist spots and nestled in a green valley immersed in local wildlife. We live here all year round and are forever increasing our knowledge about the island and local culture - so we have lots of information to share with you! We have our own olive trees and make olive oil. We love to BBQ fresh fish, sample local wine and pick the local fruit and vegetables. It is our haven of tranquility by the sea! In a 15 minute gentle stroll we can be on the Blue Flag beach of Avythos, or nodding to the locals in the nearby village, or exploring the coastal paths and rural walks amongst the citrus and olive groves. Within 20 minutes we can drive to all the facilities in the town, admire the visiting yachts and spot the turtles in the bay. We are in an ideal spot for driving and exploring the rest of the island or we take our small boat down to the local marina and along the coast. When we return home sundrenched and content, we can relax and soak in our pool or read under the shady pergola and enjoy a quiet private time. We have no immediate neighbours and so we are truly SERENE VILLA