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Stavros Villa,Traditional Stone Villa built in 1923,Private Pool,Sea View

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,175 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa near Fiscardo,Touliata,Kefalonia,Antique,Country,Veranda View

This architecturally striking house was built as the residence of Draκopοulos family in 1923. The house is set in the hamlet of Touliata.

Today the current owner Athina Drakopoulou, has fully renovated

the house giving another style, using white color everywhere.

An eclectic combination of antique and contemporary furnishings alongside historical momentos, remind one of a bygone era, whilst subtly provides every home comfort one could wish for, including a well equipped kitchen and handmade furniture.

*****Please note that the villa is being newly renovated this year, 2018. Photos and descriptions to follow.

More Details

Owner
Athina Drakopoulou
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Athina Drakopoulou

Athina, an artist. My passion and love for my ancestral home is clearly visible in all areas of this glorious property. I am proud to share this rare gem of Kefalonia history with my esteemed visitors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful relaxing week on Cephalonia made extra special staying at villa ''Stavros''.

Most of all loved the peaceful and tranquil surrounds at Villa Stavros.
Jun 2009
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Amenities

Fiskardo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3175 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Bath with tub
  • A comfortable bathroom on ground floor with tub and two shower bathrooms on the first floor. The house provides hair dryers and pharmacy boxes e.t.c.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6 Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Bedroom 3 - 2 single beds. All have air-conditioning, wardrobes, drawers and dressers with a mirror, bedside table, torches, mosquito-repellent machines and a safety deposit box. A baby's cot provited.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Outside:The highlight are the gardens, terraces and grounds,which are as elegant, and comfortable as the interior. The well maintained gardens surround the house with several areas to relax in the shade of citrus trees with a book. The grounds at the rear of the property come complete with ruins which where imaginatively utilised to create shaded terraces that lead up to the swimming pool. All of these are beautifully lit to create the most idyllic and romantic of settings. The glorious views across the green hill-side to the ionian sea on the frond site complete the highlights of this unusual, imaginative and truly stunning property. ***Notes:It has a docking station and wi-fi at the pool and other outdoor areas.

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Stavros Villa,Traditional Stone Villa built in 1923,Private Pool,Sea View
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

A rare & wonderful slice of authentic Kefalonia!

  • 5 of 5

Stavros Villa is a beautiful and grand family home set high in the hills of Touliata in northern Kefalonia, with commanding views across the Ionian Sea. Built in 1925, the house has been lovingly preserved by the owner, Stavros. From the beamed high ceilings to the traditionally painted floorboards, from the original shutters to the wrought ironwork on balcony, railings and doors, the architecture of this house is both elegant and substantial. The walls are hung with family portraits, local art and an amazing range of historic artefacts and objets d'art expressing the history of the house and those who have lived there. Stavros, a musician, is clearly an artist too and the house is his canvas. There are three reception rooms ...two upstairs with chaise longue to enjoy the beautiful views from and three bedrooms with original cast iron and brass beds (the only tiny quibble is that the mattresses are quite hard, but we got used to them after a couple of days). There are two shower rooms and - unusually - a traditional bathroom with huge bath. If this sounds like a museum it isnt -it also had all the mod-cons that we wanted including air con, wi-fi, iPod dock, CD player (linked to pool for outside music), DVD, satellite tv, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge freezer etc. The gardens are the owner's passion and we loved them too. its tempting never to go out and just enjoy the spaces he has created. There are several distinct and private areas including a sheltered, sun-dappled terrace just off the kitchen for dining and a very private, good sized pool area, which is a real sun trap. The pool itself, though not a lap pool, was perfectly big enough for us and is great for splashing around and cooling off. The planting is amazing - mature palm trees, vines, apricots, olive and lemon trees and an abundance of flowers and succulents. Perhaps most importantly, we were welcomed with warmth by Stavros and his daughter Athina and it was pleasure meeting them. They are kind, thoughtful and warm and were very generous hosts. The location is perfect - secluded but not isolated. A 15 minute walk or 5 min drive to Maganos with shops and a family run taverna that does a great Greek night on Wednesday, and a 10 minute drive to Fiscardo for an abundance of restaurants and shops (taxi is 10 euro). Highly recommended for the location, the beautiful house and gardens and for the lovely hosts! A rare treasure!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, we hope to meet you again!!! Best Wishes, Athina & Stavros
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5

Beautiful, authentic villa. Great location / views

  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa. It is a million miles from soulless modern holiday rentals and full of old Greek (and other) memorabilia. The villa is large so doesn't generally feel cluttered except possibly the kitchen.

All the facilities are well (indeed lovingly) maintained and work well. The shower rooms upstairs are a little basic but perfectly functional.

Considering the water situation, the requirement to hold the shower head yourself is reasonable.

The villa dates back to the 20s with high ceilings, painted wooden floors and other traditional decoration. It feels (and is!) completely authentic. The small rooms of the period are not ideal for modern living but there's enough space anyway. One quibble was that in bad weather there is a shortage of comfortable inside seating.

It has the ruins of an earlier earthquake casualty on the grounds. This is a feature of the island's character and really adds to the established feel of the place.

There are lots of places to sit outside with fantastic views from the sterna (rainwater collection well) and front porch. The pool is great for a plunge but too small for swimming.

The hosts were attentive but very discrete. Lots of nice touches like homemade olive oil on arrival.

Thanks Athina and Stavros for a lovely week!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peace and perfection

  • 5 of 5

This place is an idyll. The peace and pace of local life is a real tonic. We've stayed here every May for several years and always wish we could stay longer. Athina and her father are very discrete hosts that take pride in their wonderful villa and the enjoyment of their guests.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just wonderfull!

  • 5 of 5

One of the most beautifull places I have ever been!...We will come again soon. Thank you

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just wonderfull!

  • 5 of 5

One of the most beautifull places I have ever been!...We will come again soon. Thank you

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! Best wishes from Cephalonia!!!
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5

Unique and stunning property a real find!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Stavros mansion, last year. This really is a special place, beautiful house full of antiques, with stunning sea views from balconies and large outside courtyard with shady trees and beautiful flowers. The swimming pool is very private and the owners made us feel most welcome. Ideal location for exploring northern kefalonia, Assos, Fiscardo and there are some lovely hideaway beaches close at hand, like Alaties, Ierusalim, easy drive to famous Myrtos bay. Highly recommend to those who like to stay in individual properties with a sense of place, and history. This is a villa like no other! well equipped and full of character. Thankyou Athena and Stavros!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A big thank you. With pleasure, I wait again. Many greetings from Stavros and Athena
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Argostoli
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Fiskardo
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Sami
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Magganos,
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Alaties and St. Jerusalim
Car: recommended

Fiskardo, the northernmost port of the island, maintains the traditional architecture of the Ionian Islands and has been declared a protected heritage village. The port of Fiskardo connects with ports on Ithaca and Lefkada, making it an excellent departure point for day trips to those two islands.

Fiskardo, according to tradition, took its name from the pirate Robert Guiscard, who conquered the village in the 11th century. Over the subsequent centuries it saw significant growth thanks to the Venetians and the port. Today Fiskardo is a cosmopolitan tourist destination.

Coast/Beach:

St. Jerusalim beach, an organized beach with umbrellas, sun loungers for hire.Here you will also find a traditional Greek taverna with fresh fish, daily fresh bread, homemade marmalade, and traditional Cephalonian cuisine, 2 km-6 min drive, Alaties beach and taverna, 2 km- 6 min drive, Assos 13 km-20 min drive, Myrtos 30 km 30 min drive, Emplissi beach 5 km-7 min drive.

Distances:

Magganos 1km. Fiscardo 6km. Antipata 4km. Basilikades 5km. Argostoli 50km.

Further Details:

There are two tavernas very close to the villa. Mini markets/fruit markets are 1km away in Magganos. The cosmopolitan Fiscardo is 6km away with shops/supermarkets, bars, ATM machines, souvenirs etc.

Travel:

Argostoli airport is 55 km away and a 1 hour, 15 min drive. Here there is car hire available or a taxi can be arranged to pick you up and transfer you to the villa.There is car hire also available from Fiscardo.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 13.0%

We offer for free, to all our guests, a welcome pack provided upon arrival.
Internet and pool towels are provided.
In your rental is also included a glorious ride to Fiskardo once a week, or perhaps for a special wedding touch with a vintage 1949 Mercedes Benz sedan.
Pool is maintained and checked daily.
Gardens are watered and tended in the evening (about 8pm).
Everyday light cleaning and linen and towel change twice a week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.