Once a humble fisherman’s house, now a pretty little stone cottage with pool, surrounded by ancient olive trees and stunning views across the sea to Ithaka.
A little gem for a family of four. A reminder of the simple things that make Greece such a special place.
Walking distance to the beach and a short drive to the sought after town of Fiskardo this former fisherman’s cottage has been tastefully and sensitively restored making the most of traditional techniques and materials of the island - thick stone walls, terracotta roof tiles, wooden windows and doors protected by little wooden shutters feature throughout the property.
The cottage is surrounded by a private garden filled with herbs, citrus trees, fruit trees and olives which infuse the surroundings with heady scents throughout the summer months. The whole property is a constant reminder of the essential ingredients which make the Mediterranean such a wonderful place.
A wooden doorway, protected by a glass porch provides a charming entrance to the main living space. An open plan room with vaulted wooden ceiling painted in a serene almond shade and wonderful old stone flagging gives this living, dining and kitchen space a traditional and simple yet artistic feel. The furniture is in keeping with the property and blends perfectly with the traditional charm. Wooden table and chairs, a wooden sofa with scatter cushions in abundance, cooking utensils and pots hung from a cast iron griddle suspended over the kitchen area, a pretty plate rack on the wall, all stylishly positioned -nothing too fussy, everything a pleasant reminder of cozy island life. Modern amenities haven’t been forgotten - a TV and DVD will keep the children content.
The kitchen is small but perfect for a family of four, containing all modern conveniences including dishwasher. It features a lovely old marble sink surrounded by beautiful antique tiles that come from the Neo-classical period. These maroon and black tiles blend superbly with the pale shades of the interior.
Also on the ground level is the master bedroom which has been built on the surrounding rocks which protrude into the space making an unusual but stunning feature. The room is elegantly lit with conveniently placed reading lamps, and the antique carved wooden bed has a comfortable modern mattress. Next door is a WC and shower where the theme of the house has been continued.
Wooden stairs painted a matt grey lead to the upper level and an old oar on the wall is a reminder of the property’s history. Upstairs, a lovely twin bedroom awaits with painted wooden floor and ceiling. There are twin beds which can be conveniently rearranged in the event of two couples occupying the property. This upper bedroom benefits from its own bathroom which has a WC and shower.
Both bedrooms have air-conditioning and the living room is cooled by a ceiling fan. The walls of the property are thick and made of stone so the property maintains a perfect temperature even in the height of the summer. The cottage also has Bluetooth speakers so guests can access their own music collection.
Outside, the garden is host to a 600 year old olive tree which is large enough to support a hammock within its branches. Old stone walls break up the space creating several terraced levels, each providing the perfect spot for a particular summer activity. The pool terrace with its 8 x 4.5 meter swimming pool is surrounded by stone flagging and teak loungers. The dining terrace, conveniently located near the kitchen, is perfect for al-fresco meals with views of the sea and neighbouring island of Ithaka. Another area shaded by the surrounding trees is a perfect spot to curl up with a favourite book or for a game of backgammon accompanied by a glass of chilled ouzo. Fruit and citrus trees abound including lemons, oranges, apricots and almonds and the heady scent on a summer’s day is delicious.
A short walk away through the trees is a delightful cove and beach. The picturesque fishing village of Fiskardo is only a 5 minute drive away and boats can be hired from the harbour. There are many beautiful beaches and pretty villages to explore on this side of the island by hired boat or car.
So many wonderful, simple delights can be sampled by guests who stay at the Fisherman’s House in this unspoiled and enchanting area of Kefalonia, nestled among ancient olives and surrounded by verdant cypress forests and indigenous flowers.
Walkable to beach
Suitable for Honeymoons
€ 1200/week19 - 26 May
€ 1575/week27 May- 2 June
€ 1850/week2 - 29 June
€ 1990/week30 June - 20 July
€ 2650/week21 July - 25 Aug
€ 3150/week26 Aug - 1 Sept
€ 2950/week2 - 30 September
BookedChange over day - Saturday or Sunday in July/August, otherwise flexible
Minimum 7 nights
Anthony Marshall arrived 02/07/2016
Yes thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Tony & Clare
Ali Dawson arrived 25/05/2016
Good morning! We re just back from our week at Fisherman s cottage on Kefalonia, and wanted to thank you for a perfect week spent in a perfect cottage... How delightful it was, we couldn't have found a prettier place to stay. It was lovely to come back - swim, gaze at the view, relax under the ancient olive tree and enjoy dinner on the terrace.
Thank you so much. Ali and Ian
Oriella Ben Zvi arrived 21/08/2016
We enjoyed our entire experience and appreciate the professionalism and responsiveness of everyone who works at Pretty
Greek Villas. As I wrote before we will certainly try to book through you again when we plan our next vacation and will recommend you to others.
Heinke Otto arrived 22/09/2015
We had lovely holidays, the cottage and whole area were lovely.
Alison Inwood arrived 15/09/2015
Yes, we loved Fisherman's cottage. We were in 7th Heaven with the pool and the surrounding nature. We love the building and the sense of history with the ruins around. It's a very special place and we'd love to go back sometime. It would be great if a little history was provided. I assume the abandoned village around was from the earthquake? We will also
recommend it to friends and family.
Thank-you for all your help and we'll keep in touch, hopefully with another booking!
Helen Adams arrived 05/09/2015
We had a fantastic time and will give you feedback soon
Mags Tripp arrived 29/08/2015
We loved our stay at Fishermans Cottage and wanted to stay longer! Everything was perfect.
Nicky Mackintosh arrived 24/05/2015
We had an amazing stay at the fisherman's cottage. The setting was fantastic and relaxing and Schweb the house keeper was brilliant.
Couldn't fault it in any way. We would always recommend the villa and to anyone and would consider booking again with pretty greek villas as you have been really helpful throughout.
Hope that is all you need, many thanks once again
Caroline Ross-Stewart arrived 23/08/2015
Thank you for your email. We loved Fishermans Cottage. It was so tranquil and peaceful and the pool and garden were lovely. Its location so near to Fiscardo was also brilliant and we were glad to be that end of the island.
Philippa Shala arrived 13/05/2015
I'm terribly sorry but we broke one mug, one wine glass and one blue bowl. Hazards of travelling with toddlers I'm afraid. Please inform Freddy and deduct the replacement cost from the deposit.
Sam Matthews arrived 04/07/2015
We had a fantastic break. Beautiful. Villa was everything we had hoped. We would certainly be interested in Kefalonia again next year. When you know 2016 prices, would love to hear from you.
Beverley Pollock arrived 25/07/2015
We had a lovely holiday.
We thoroughly enjoyed the villa and would highly recommend it.
Kate Frood arrived 08/08/2015
We absolutely adored Fishermans!! We are great villa renters and it is amongst the best we've ever stayed in! Suabe was charming and the way he so quietly and discreetly worked around us to tidy every day was fantastic. He was so helpful in every way.
All the touches like beachwear, pool fun equipment.... The kitchen was so well equipped and we used the bbq. Bedding etc was high quality. Just fab.... And yet simple and rustic as we like. Nothing was flashy.
We loved the morning sun watching it appear over Ithaca. The full fridge was great! Two days out in a boat a highlight. Great recommendation. And Evreti beach a delight.
Really impressed with how reality matched villa description. V impressed with PGV from booking to arrival.
Special thanks to Ben for letting us stay there until 11.45 on departure day...hope it was ok for Suabe.
We also loved our week on Lefkada, in Katouna. What an amazing village and you don't sell it nearly enough! Lefkada was very busy, esp the North and East and we loved escaping back to the peace and intimacy of the village. We ate at village tavernas every night....half the price of Fiscardo and only Greeks eating there! Such a great village and one evening we even had Montenegron dancing!
We had no idea about the free breakfasts at Pavesso! Divine!! Again, mention that.
Am already scouring your website for next year.....Sound of the Sea look amazing!! Is there another one on Peloponnese you'd recommend for a second week!? Is it totally booked up?
Thanks soooo much!!
Emily Wingate Gray arrived 04/06/2015
Hi will give tomorrow.
We loved it.
Taking booking ls for next year?
Judith Prosser arrived 15/08/2015
Thanks for your email and we would like to thank you all for the wonderful service you all provided for us. We had a fantastic holiday at the Fisherman's cottage as we did last year. It was so peaceful and Suabe who looked after the house did a fantastic job of looking after us during our stay.
We hope to use PGV again in the future.
Many, many thanks.
Judy and Julian