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Peaceful Sea View Apartment with Pool- Surrounded by Olive Groves

(29 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Sleeps 4 with pool 1/2 acre garden sea view near beach weelchair access

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 .
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

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.


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!.
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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.
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 60 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    We have a selection of baby equipment - cots high chairs potties toys and books available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    only guide dogs...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Staff


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We were voted in the top 5 wheelchair accessible holiday places to stay in Greece and are purpose built for easy access....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    in the lounge...moreless

  • I double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom. 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

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Large modern shower room. Walk in 'wet room' style shower area suitable for wheelchair users Fully adjustable height shower head and grab bars Wide doors Indoor towels provided. Vanity unit, mirror and mobile trolley. Non slip mat and shower curtain...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Luxury


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    spacious dining area inside plus BBQ and outside pergola and tables and chairs on each balcony...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Included -in lounge and all bedrooms...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Outdoor Yoga decking and mats available...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full kitchen and equipment for up to 6...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    welcome pack provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden:

    2,000 sq metres of landscaped gardens with shady pergola, olive trees oranges and lemon trees, outdoor seating areas....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
EARLY 2017
May 6 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 25 - Jul 22, 2017
7 night min stay

PEAK 2017
Jul 23 - Aug 28, 2017
7 night min stay

September 2017
Aug 29 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees


Price is for a 2 double bedroom 60sq metre apartment with sea view balcony, side patio and full kitchen, large wet room/shower room with full wheelchair access inside and throughout the grounds. Sleeps up to 4 persons.

Air conditioning, welcome pack and all bed linen and indoor towels plus Airport transfers are included.

Outdoor BBQ and pergola area, pool with sun loungers and 2,000 sq metres of landscaped gardens. Parking space within the grounds.

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.

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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
800 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Georges Bar
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Preview Taverna Avythos
800 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

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.


Owner info

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 Livathou, Greece:
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

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Gardens and pool

    Gardens and pool

  • Side entrance to Dove Apartment at Serene Villa

    Side entrance to Dove Apartment at Serene Villa

  • View from the balcony down the valley to the sea

    View from the balcony down the valley to the sea

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • Our neighbour calls round with fresh fruit and eggs and his donkey Marko!

    Our neighbour calls round with fresh fruit and eggs and his donkey Marko!

  • Melissani underground lake

    Melissani underground lake

  • Our nearest beach Avythos bay with gentle slope safe for children - 2 tavernas

    Our nearest beach Avythos bay with gentle slope safe for children - 2 tavernas

  • sea shimmer - Myrtos at sunset

    sea shimmer - Myrtos at sunset

  • Argostoli town with visiting yachts and cruise ships and turtles in the bay

    Argostoli town with visiting yachts and cruise ships and turtles in the bay

  • the varied coastline of Kefalonia - fresh fish from the sea fronts

    the varied coastline of Kefalonia - fresh fish from the sea fronts

  • perfect turquoise seas for swimming

    perfect turquoise seas for swimming

  • Myrtos - famous bay of Kefalonia

    Myrtos - famous bay of Kefalonia

  • Serene Villa stands alone surrounded by olive groves and citrus trees.

    Serene Villa stands alone surrounded by olive groves and citrus trees.

  • 1/2 acre of gardens around the Villa

    1/2 acre of gardens around the Villa

  • Tastefully furnished rooms

    Tastefully furnished rooms

  • Lounge


  • Plenty of our own olive wood and home produced olive oil for BBQs!

    Plenty of our own olive wood and home produced olive oil for BBQs!

  • Serene Villa BBQ and bread oven

    Serene Villa BBQ and bread oven

  • stylised view from the balcony

    stylised view from the balcony

  • There are honey buzzards living in our valley and beautiful coastal walks

    There are honey buzzards living in our valley and beautiful coastal walks

  • Stunning coastline of Kefalonia

    Stunning coastline of Kefalonia

  • Ionian blue waters

    Ionian blue waters

  • Exploring tiny Dias island opposite Avythos beach

    Exploring tiny Dias island opposite Avythos beach

  • New deck good for lounging or private Yoga sessions available on site

    New deck good for lounging or private Yoga sessions available on site

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