Cottage in Keramies (Cottage Hestia). Nr. Metaxata, Kefalonia, Greek Islands, Greece - The Beauty And Tranquility Of The Whole Village Will Please Even The Most Demanding Visitors
Mr Michael Kinsey
About Mr Michael Kinsey
Mike and Maria have been married for 42 years, and living in the UK. We have been to Kefalonia several times and fell in love with the island and decided to buy a property here. In 2014 we built a new cottage next door and is now available for holiday letting.
Mr Michael Kinsey purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Mr Michael Kinsey chose Livathou
We decided to buy in this lovely village of Keramies as it is a traditional working village boasting two restaurants and a mini market. Both restaurants offer a choice of menu and serve traditional Greek food. We are a ten minute drive from the airport with the capital Argostoli a further ten minutes drive away.The area has some of the most beautiful sandy beaches and coves the Island has to offer all within a few minutes drive. The port of Pessada where you can take the daily ferry to Zante and the historic st. Georges castle is only a five minute drive. The location is ideal for walks or hiring a car/motor bike and searching out the wonderful sites the Island has to offer.
What makes this Cottage unique
With the Cosmopolitan Argostoli only a ten minute drive away,it is the ideal location for visiting the many bars/restaurants, coffee bars and shops the capital has to offer. As we live next door to the cottage we can offer a personal service while also being available to offer any support or advice you may require. Maria and I are part of a turtle conservation group covering all aspects of turtle conservation on the Island including daily beach patrols to monitor and protect the turtle population of Kefalonia.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Cottage Hestia in stunning Kefalonia.
A beautiful cottage in a lovely location, perfect hosts who cannot help you enough with helpful advise & tips. We will almost certainly be booking again in the future for another dream holiday thankyou Mick & Marie you are a really smashing couple & we will be recommending you to all our friends.
Thank you for your lovely comments, It was a pleasure meeting you both and hearing how you enjoyed your stay on this Paradise Island. We look forward to meeting you again in the future and once again, thank you for choosing cottage Hestia for your holiday.
A first class property. Modern yet charming. Extremely clean.
We spent an amazing two weeks on the beautiful island of Kefalonia. A visit that was enhance by our stay at cottage Hestia. We have travelled extensively throughout Greece and this is the best place we have stayed. It has every comfort that you will need, and literally is like a home from home. It is well maintained and very very clean. The support from the host is superb. Really supportive with information and help, but without being too intrusive. The actual location is perfect for exploring the island. Nothing is too far away. In fact, the close proximity (about 15 min drive) to the airport made for a relaxed journey. Argostoli is only a 10/15 drive away, and being so close really added massive value to the holiday. We were able to spend several evenings relaxing there, enjoying a fantastic atmosphere and variety of restaurants. From just watching the world go by sat in the central square, to taking a sunset cruise from the harbour, or taking advantage the frequent ferries to make the 15 minute journey across to Lixouri. Just wonderful. Many, many amazing beeches can be easily reached. During our first week week we easily drove to Myrtos, Antisamos, Scala, Lourdas, and Xi. However in the second week we spent all of our time at the local beech in Spartia, only 10 mins drive away. For beech lovers this offered everything we wanted and needed. Also very close by we found brilliant local tavernas. One, Anna's, is literally a short 5 minute walk away. Superb authentic Greek food. Overall a real gem of a property. Superb hosts, top accommodation and a unique location on the island. If you are looking for a property, and you are reading this, then my recommendation to you is to stop lookng, and just book cottage Hestia. Have a great holiday.
Dear John and Jane,Thank you for giving cottage Hestia such a lovely, positive review and it was a pleasure to have you both stay here. I will put your review at the top of my listings as one of the best reviews that we have received. Again thank you from both Maria & I and we hope to see you both again in the future.
Perfect place for us
Traditional, clean, friendly village. The hosts were very friendly helpfull and thoughtful.
Thank you Natalie for your lovely comments and I hope we see you both in the future.
Very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. Ideal for a couple.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The owners were extremely helpful without being intrusive. We did some lovely walks and enjoyed walking to the local taverna in the evening. Highly recommended.
Thank you Kenneth for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you to stay in our cottage. Once again thank you for choosing cottage Hestia for your holiday. Maria and I hope to see you in the future.
Very pleasant and comfortable
No problems at all, very pleasant comfortable cottage.
Thank you Paul and Dot for your comments, It was lovely meeting you both and thank you for choosing cottage Hestia for your holiday home.
Mick and Maria.
Lovely cottage, village and hosts - what more could you want?
Having extensively researched where we would like to stay for our holiday in Kefalonia we came across 'Cottage Hestia''. We decided to go ahead and book as it had all the elements we were looking for to make a good holiday. The owners Mick and Maria were excellent from the very beginning by keeping in touch with us either by email or phone.
Mick organised a scooter for us and took us down to collect it after we had time to check out - what I liked to call the bungalow. Half an hour previous to this he had collected us from the airport. Great service.
Cottage Hestia is exceptionally clean, plenty of towels, constant hot water, plenty of space, lots of storage and coat hangers. Very airy too! The single beds were amazingly comfortable. You also have your own little balcony but are more than welcome to use the sunny back garden. Some lovely little touches there as well.
Mick and Maria are definitely in the right trade as they are both dedicated to 'you' making the most of your time there in the cottage and on the island. Lot's of fascinating stories about the most lovely idyllic village, the history behind it, where to eat etc.
Equally, if you want to do your own thing and just come and go they are not intrusive whatsoever. They just want to know you are happy.
I could go on and on, but in short, I think you would be hard pressed to find such accommodation at such a good price whatever the season.
We knew on the second day that we would be returning, and anyone that knows me, knows that my bucket list is vast...so yes, we will be returning to see the bluest of seas and eat the lovely Greek food, but mostly the lovely couple who are Mick and Maria - great hosts.
Thank you both - you have it spot on. Don''t change a thing.
Wendy and Mick
Hi Wendy and Mick,
Thank you so much for your lovely review. The week went to quickly but we enjoyed meeting you both and you certainly covered some miles around the Island on your little scooter. We present the cottage as if we were holidaying in it ourselves so I am pleased you like what we have created. It will be a pleasure to see you back again in the future and If I can help you in anyway then you only have to ask.
Thank you very much for choosing "Cottage Hestia" for your first holiday on Kefalonia.
Mick and Maria.
The cottage is situated in the heart of the village of Keramies and is a ten minute drive to several beautiful sandy beaches. A forty minute drive will take you to the famous Myrtos beach and the towns of Sami and Aghia Efemia where much of the filming of Captain Corelli's mandolin took place is only a 30 minute drive away. A large local pool is available free of charge.
The airport of Argostoli is a ten minute drive away. Transfers can be arranged and car hire can be collected at the airport or delivered to your cottage. Meet and greet at the airport is available for a nominal fee if you require. Car hire is recommended in order to view the beautiful Island. Coach and boat trips can be booked in Argostoli.
The nearest village of Spatia is a 15 minute walk while the tombs of Masarakata are a five minute drive away.
The village mini market is a meeting point for locals and visitors where you can share a drink and buy your groceries at the same time. Both Restaurants are owned by locals and are within a few minutes walking distance offering an excellent menu of Greek food in a friendly and welcoming environment.