2 BEAUTIFUL INDEPENDANT COTTAGES, RENTED SEPARATELY. DOUBLE BED+SINGLE
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About Sheila Johnston
Hi; I first went to Zakynthos in 2000 and fell in love with this area in the NE of the Island. During the Summer I work for the Peligoni water sports club in Agyious Nikolas. I found the derelict little cottages in 2001, bought them and set about renovating them. I love spending the Summer in Greece.
Sheila Johnston purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Sheila Johnston chose Zakinthos
I look after the properties myself and keep them to a good standard. They are quite unique and well equipped- I feel very comfortable in them myself and so do other people!
What makes this Cottage unique
Daisy and Margherita are in a beautiful location with gorgeous views. They capture the essence of Greece. It is very tranquil.
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:30 a.m.
Margherita Cottage is ideal for Children-
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
delightful away from it all location
We enjoyed our holiday here very much, staying in both cottages during our fortnight. the location is very quiet, Marguerite cottage in particular is simply delightful, and although smaller, Daisy cottage still provides everything you need. After exploring various parts of Zakynthos, we actually spent the last few days staying put, enjoying the peace and quiet, with only the sound of bees and tinkling goat bells, watching the white boats against the deep blue of the sea below us. Surrounding restaurants are excellent, and the whole location is a must for anyone who prefers the quiet life. Sheila and Duncan were the perfect hosts, available if needed, but keeping a low profile otherwise.
Booking cancelled by owner at last minute
Sadly our family was not able to enjoy this property during our Greek holiday in 2016 as the owner cancelled our booking by email the night before we were due to arrive.
The owner gave a full refund and arranged alternative accommodation, but in an inferior property: a first floor apartment in a concrete block on a main road. This was our only option as it was mid-August.
Short stays may be more vulnerable here, as our booking was cancelled in favour of a longer booking, despite full payment having been made in advance.
Yes unfortunately this incident did happen. It was not due to a more favourable booking, but owing to a booking taken by an agent much earlier without notifying me. This gentleman was handsomely compensated with a refund, free alternative accommodation and a cash settlement. The new apartment had superior facilities and was not on a main road.
I have been renting through HomeAway since 2004, and this has been my first mishap.
Perfect little cottage with amazing views
We spent a week in Margherita and really didn't want to leave. It was spotlessly clean and well-maintained, beautifully decorated, with a private terrace with amazing views over the sea. We loved it.
We didn't see much of Sheila, the lovely owner who lives next door, but she was extremely helpful. She told us it was feasible to walk down the hill to Agios Nikolaos, with its beach and tavernas, but to be honest we were in need of a totally lazy holiday (and it was only a short drive).
We did a couple of trips out, but we liked Agios Nikolaos best and returned there every day for a swim, a read on the beach and something to eat and drink. It's pretty and was quite quiet in early June. Our favourite place was Taverna Porto, run by Dimitri Theodosis and his family, who also run some of the boat trips. Lovely, friendly and welcoming - we felt like old friends by the time we left! - although in fact we didn't meet a soul while we were in Zakynthos who wasn't friendly and welcoming...
We absolutely loved our 2 week stay in the cottage.
It is situated in a great position on Mt Peligoni looking down toward the sea.
The cottage is very well equipped and found ourselves wanting for nothing.
If you stock up well at the supermarket then this is perfect for self catering and an ideal base to explore the beautiful north of the island.
There is a nice, private patio with table and chairs and cooking on the barbeque was a great way to spend the evening.
There was plenty of hot water on tap and Sheila is most welcoming.
We found the cottage to be spotless on arrival.
A real jewel !
A wonderful spot with views over to mainland Greece, including Mt Olympus. Everything you would dream about for a grecian escape on a small scale. Speedy access (with a car or mo-ped) to nearby port and restaurants and Peligoni Club with all it's facilities.
The cottage is small but all you need. It is an ideal place for one/two people to really relax and 'get away from it all'. I'd recommend it wholeheartedly.
Ab Fab darling!
We stayed with Sheila from 13th June to 20th June. The accomodation is excellent, spotlessly clean and ever commodity you could wish for in the compact kitchen.A car is essential, we would say, and the local tavernas in Port Nicholas are very good, service and prices very reasonable. Greek night at the fish taverna at the end of the beach is good fun.All the local tourist sights are easily accessable with a car. Sheila is a very busy lady and it helps her a lot if you water her plants at night, but this is not a condition of your holiday!!An absolutely fabulous week before we travelled to Kalamaki for our 2nd week. It was like having 2 holidays in one!!Definately for couples who love their own company, along with a few gekos, owls and other wildelife you can hear from the Askos wildlife centre close by.
Situated in the mountainous north of the beautiful island of Zakynthos, Daisy and Margherita Cottages overlook the sea with stunning views of the Ionian Sea and mainland Greece. The cottages are also within easy reach of the unspoilt beaches of Porto Vromi and Makrios Gialos. The family resort of Alykes with its long sandy beaches is a short drive away and offers water sports, restaurants, supermarkets, night life and cash machines. The Cottages are an ideal base to explore this delightful island. Ideal for complete relaxation, walking and boat trips to the Blue Caves, Shipwreck Cove and Kephalonia, you can even hire your own boat to explore hidden little coves with azure clear waters. Direct flights to the island March-Oct.
Other Activities: Peligoni Club Watersports sports- windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing.
Ski: Water skiing ,sailing and windsurfing is available, by arrangement, at the local Peligoni Club