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Exceptional villa with panoramic sea views. Secluded & convenient Large pool

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious three bedroom villa with large pool in 4 acres of private grounds

EOT Licenced: 0428K10000445801 (Greek National Tourist Office)

Villa Elia is a beautiful property that was originally built as a family home – giving it the space, level of comfort and ambiance not normally found in a purpose-built holiday home. The villa stands in four acres of lovely grounds at the end of a private country lane and is not overlooked. Surrounded by lawns, flowering shrubs, pine and citrus trees, it provides a peaceful, private and secluded oasis - yet has the convenience of being only a five minute drive from huge sandy beaches and a vast selection of restaurants, tavernas and shops.

The sunny main terrace leads onto the pool terrace with its substantial sparkling pool which is serviced daily, a shady pergola and stunning views. To the side of the villa is another vine covered terrace and full size dining table and chairs - the perfect place for eating with its fabulous backdrop of the bay on one side and the harbour and Zante Town on the other. There is also a third, raised terrace in the garden with stunning sunset views over the western hills.

Inside the property is a spacious open plan living area with a large, comfortably furnished lounge, internet flat screen television with BBC, ITV etc. SKY and BT channels, DVD player and music system (bring your iPod as there is a hook up via the amplifier!). You’ll also find some homely touches like bookshelves loaded with books, a selection of board games and a great choice of films on DVD. There’s even a wifi connection.

The farmhouse style kitchen has a table that seats six and lots of storage, plus fridge freezer, a dishwasher, full sized oven and a microwave. Elia really is a home from home, and comes fully equipped with everything you could need – including the kitchen sink! There is a vegetable garden where you can pick your own.

Zakynthos is proud to be the first Marine Park protected area in the Mediterranean due to its beaches being the chosen nesting place of the caretta caretta (turtles). As a result, all development in the Park is forbidden, allowing Elia to enjoy wonderful solitude whilst at the same time benefiting from the convenience of nearby beaches and resorts.

Zakynthos, or Zante as it is more commonly known, is also referred to as the ‘Flower of the Ionian’ in recognition of the island’s exceptional beauty. The locals are renowned for their true Greek hospitality, which no doubt accounts for why so many holidaymakers return to the island time and time again.

Geographically the island is the most southern of the six Ionian Islands and is located off western mainland Greece. It has a Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and warm wet winters (making it very green and fertile).

The capital Zakynthos Town with its shops, museums, restaurants, bars and outdoor cinema, is architecturally extremely attractive and full of the influence and culture of its Italian ancestors.

More Details

Owner
John McKenna
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say thanks very much for villa rental.



We had a fantastic break. The villa and surroundings are fabulous!
May 2010
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Amenities

Zakinthos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Adult Bunkbeds + single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • All of the bedrooms are roomy and air conditioned. The master bedroom has a double bed, separate walk-in wardrobe with keypad Safe and en suite bathroom complete with wet room and shower. Bedroom two has full sized bunk beds (suitable for adults or children) and a single bed (which allows more flexible sleeping arrangements) and a built-in wardrobe, with access through French windows onto a terrace at the back of the villa. The third bedroom has a double bed and a built-in wardrobe with access via French windows to the terrace. Both these bedrooms share the adjacent bathroom with its full sized bath and shower. All of the main windows throughout the house are fitted with mosquito blinds and shutters.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The flat screen TV now has full BBC ITV CH4 & SKY and BT Sports channels available. Movie Channels Welcome Pack. Includes bottles of chilled water, wine, lager, fruit, bread, feta, butter etc.

Reviews

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Exceptional villa with panoramic sea views. Secluded & convenient Large pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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5

Superb Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Villa Elia. The villa is spacious, very comfortable, completely private and just as described. The setting is breathtakingly beautiful with stunning views on all sides.

The interior living space is great and lined with a terrific library of books - however, our weather was wonderful so all our time was spent outside where we made very good use of the fantastic huge pool.

Good base from which to visit Zakynthos Town and explore the beautiful island (if you can manage to drag yourselves away from the Villa) and we were particularly delighted to find some excellent wine tastings - most enjoyable Grampsas and Art & Wine. Who knew Zakynthos had such splendid wine!

We were given such a warm welcome by Spiro and his lovely family who guided us to the house and look after the property. They so generously gave us produce from Maria's garden - what a treat! Spiro is on hand if you need him but totally unobtrusive.

John is a great communicator and very helpful during the easy booking process.

I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone and, if we return to Zakynthos in the future, we would definitely choose to stay in Villa Elia again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Brilliant escape!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is prefect!! It's on the south end of the island close to everything you need, yet away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular areas, so you can really relax and truly get away from everything.

The villa is well equipped with everything that you need,the pool is fabulous and all the rooms are a good size. The views are breathtaking. A big thank you to John and to Debbie for such a brilliant holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Wow - pretty damn perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

You could not find a more perfect retreat - perched above Kalamaki at the end of a secluded road with panoramic sea views on both sides, this delightful villa offers everything you could need and want on your holiday. The pool is particularly welcome, beautifully clean and so inviting, the perfect way to cool off in 30+ degrees! The kitchen is very well equipped for eating in if you don't want to venture out to any of the numerous, reasonable, scrumptious tavernas. Apart from relaxing by the pool, the villa also has strategically positioned seating spots for making the most of the views, shady reading or enjoying a chilled glass of wine watching the sun go down. Thanks to John (the owner) for helping to make our stay so successful, you can tell he loves his villa & that's why it feels so homely, he's such a sweetie! You will definitely need to hire a car to access the villa but this will also enable you to explore this beautiful island.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Amazing views, perfect villa for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in June with our 9 month old son & it was lovely. The weather was amazing, which always helps! Debbie met us at the airport & we followed her to the villa in our hire car, a must if staying here, we definitely wouldn't have found it otherwise. Debbie had left water, bread, beer, wine & fruit for us which was great as it was evening when we arrived. Debbie also gave us some great tips on where to go & general directions to the supermarket & petrol station. The villa was perfect for our holiday, the views & pool were second to none & our son loved swimming every day. Due to us having a young son we didn't venture out in the evenings much (only once) & due to location, I didn't fancy the drive in the dark! So, we made the most of eating Al fresco & enjoyed a glass of wine with amazing views when our son had gone to bed. Debbie got us a high chair seat booster which was invaluable for our stay & will be a good asset for future guests. The gardener & pool man Spiros & his wife Maria are lovely & brought us fresh fruit from their garden & eggs from the chickens, their daughter even gave our son a teddy bear as a gift. We went to visit their animals & orchard which was interesting to see.

In all, a very enjoyable stay & would happily return, thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

A totally idyllic family holiday - again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Villa Elia - we loved it so much the first time we just had to return. And, if anything, it was even better than before.

Perfect location, beautiful villa, amazing views, fantastic pool… the list just goes on and on.

It feels like so much more than a holiday villa: little touches like all the books and DVDs, the comprehensive range of equipment in the kitchen and the visitors' book full of invaluable information from the owner all made it feel more like a home from home (if only our home was quite so stunning!).

Our return visit more than met our (extremely high) expectations - and I'm sure we'll be back again as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

wonderful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

A lovely family villa in a superb position. The villa had everything we needed and Bob was very helpful.The sea views both front and back were really fantastic and we loved the island itself. In 10 days we explored a different beach most days, usually leaving the villa around 2-3pm and coming home around 8pm ready to shower and go out for a tasty, simple supper in nearby Kalamaki or Zante. Don't think the only place to eat is along the port in Zante - drive towards the main port car park and find the square on the left - this marks the beginning of a great selection of restaurants and bars - really buzzy vibe, music and perfect for late night eating and drinking! Would love to visit again

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Solomos
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Taverna
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Zakynthos Port
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Taverna
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Kalamaki
Car: necessary

Villa Elia sits at the head of what is known locally as the ‘hidden valley’ - a sparsely populated fold in the hills between the beach resorts of Kalamaki and Argassi, and a completely unspoilt area of the island. This is glorious walking country, where you can wander amongst the olive groves and pine woods, with unexpected and lovely sea views at every turn or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can walk the length of the valley to the sea.

The villa's enviable setting in an elevated position within Zante’s National Marine Park (rental villas within the National Park are few and far between due to recent conservation laws) gives it almost 360º of stunning panoramic sea views - across the bay in one direction, over the valley in another and towards the harbour and Kefalonia in yet another. You’re also only a five minute drive from vast soft sandy beaches, and the sophisticated shops, bars and restaurants of Zakynthos Town.

Other Activities: Turtle watching, diving.

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Rates & Availability

Zakinthos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 4
Jul 10 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,015
 
 
Rate 5
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,015
 
 
Rate 6
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,235
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Any day arrival and holiday period maybe for any number of days with a minimum of 7 days

5% discount for stays of 14 days or more.

20% discount for couples except for July & August

10% discount for returning guests

Deposit payment is not refundable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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