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Villa Velanidi is an exceptionally spacious villa nestled in the hills between Kourkoumelata and Kaligata in a peaceful and private location. New for 2014 is free wifi in the villa. The villa is constructed to the highest standards with air conditioning, pool, barbeque, views to the Ionian sea, and a large gardens. The ground floor comprises a spacious kitchen with oven, hob, and dishwasher; a dining area for 10; a large lounge with TV/DVD and a balcony looking out to the sea; a cloakroom; and double bedroom with en suite. The upper floor has one double bedroom with en suite and balcony, 2 twin rooms each with their own balconies, and one further bathroom. The lower floor opens to the pool and has a twin bedded room next to a bathroom. There is a further large casual area with towel pegs, pool and beach equipment storage space and casual seating. All bedrooms have a sea view. There is plenty of space for fun & relaxation.
The pool is a large at 5m x 9m with a veranda at one end for shade. There are large gardens, a barbecue and wonderful views of the sea and the mountains as well as olive groves and fruit trees. It is quiet with privacy and easy walks to the village of Kaligata, the village of Kourkoumelata and Avithos beach. The kitchen is fully equipped with tableware choices for inside or balcony dining. There is a washing machine and ironing facilities. There is easy storage for your beach/pool towels and games and a casual seating area on the lower floor as well as a table tennis table and equipment for your enjoyment. On those rare days you want to be inside the air conditioned living room has a flat screen TV & DVD player, lots of DVDs, games, and a library of books for your use. We provide linen and bath towels, cleaning 2-3 times per week and a welcome hamper on arrival. Our local agents are on hand for any local questions and help you may need.
Travel details: The airport is about 5 km or 10 minutes by car so you can maximise your holiday time. Villa Velanidi is not under the flight path so there is no noise from airplanes. There are charter flights from most UK airports from May to October; email us for details. There are daily scheduled flights from the Athens airport. Email us for details on discounted car rental in Kefalonia. The drive from Athens is 2-1/2 to 3 hours plus 1-1/2 to 3 hours ferry ride.
Gardens: The poolside garden is a large grassed area which is perfect for lawn games or kicking around a ball and the villa has a badminton set which can be erected for use in this area. The gardens around the rest of the villa have flowers, shrubs and fruit trees. Farther away but surrounding the villa are dozens of olive trees.
The top floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one ensuite. Each bedroom has its own balcony with sea views. The Mountain view bedroom has a view of Mount Aenos and the sea. Ground floor bedroom has double bed with ensuite bathroom and balcony with mountain and sea view. Lower ground floor bedroom is next to bathroom and has a door to the swimming pool. There are beds for 10 people, no sofabeds. Each bedroom has lots of wardrobe space.
There are also hairdryers, a washing machine, and an iron and ironing board in the villa....moreless
The villa is non-smoking.
There are hair-dryers and ironing board and iron are in villa.
There are loungers and sun umbrellas for the pool and a table and chairs for eating on the balcony.
Early season Mar 28 - May 22, 2015 7 night min stay
Spring shoulder May 23 - Jul 10, 2015 7 night min stay
High season Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn shoulder Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015 7 night min stay
Late season Sep 26 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit£300
No additional mandatory fees
£200/$400/€300 per week deposit required with balance due 10 weeks before arrival date. Price includes welcome hamper, bedroom linens, bathroom towels and cleaning.
Flexibility on length of stay and changeover date - contact us for details.
Payment accepted in pounds sterling (£), euros (€) and US dollars ($).
Booking deposit to secure the villa and balance due 10 weeks before arrival date.
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Villa Velanidi is in a small valley in Kaligata just above the famous Avithos beach in Kefalonia. Other nearby beaches are Ammes, Minies, and Ai Helis. The village of Svoronata with its many tavernas and restaurants is a 5 minute drive. The resort of Lassi is a 10 - 15 minute drive away and has a large choice of places to eat as well as a number of mini markets for essential supplies and souvenirs. The villa is also about a 10 minute drive from three of the main supermarkets on Kefalonia. Excursions on the island include the main city of Argostoli with its port and archaeological museum, picturesque Fiskardo and Lixouri, Mount Aenos, the monastery of St. Gerassimos, Drogarati Cave, Melissani Cave and the Robola winery. Further away are wonderful day trips including Olympia on the Peloponnese and the nearby islands of Ithaca and Zante. It is ideal for families and groups providing a spacious villa in a very convenient location.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We are a family living in London who fell in love with Greece many years ago and are delighted to have Villa Velanidi.
Why the Owner Chose Svoronata: It is on one of the prettiest Greek islands near one of the best beaches and we built it to our specifications.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Lots of room and ideal for large groups.