Gracious summer living in an elegant family home.
Villa Halcyon is a superb property set within the wine-growing region of Kefalonia. Situated within large grounds with very large private pool, the property has stunning sea views from all aspects. Combining a modern style of architecture, artistically designed interiors, comfortable furnishings and beautifully chosen historical artefacts, it is one of the best properties that we have viewed in recent years.
The villa is on two levels. From the entrance hall, a few steps lead down to the elegant open plan living room with dining area. There is a separate kitchen that is fully equipped. On this level are two twin bedrooms which can either be made up as double bedrooms or with two single beds each. These bedrooms share a smart black and white tiled bathroom with shower. French windows lead from each room out onto the main terrace with sensational views over the sea to the island of Zakynthos beyond.
Upstairs there are two further bedrooms – the master bedroom with king-size double bed has a very spacious black and white tiled bathroom with shower, and a lovely balcony overlooking the sea; the 4th bedroom is a smaller twin bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom decorated with red and white tiles and with shower. This room also has French windows leading to a balcony again with beautiful views over the sea.
On the main terrace outside the villa are a very comfortable outdoor living area as well as dining area. The grounds surrounding the property are large with well-kept lawns, mature trees, colourfully planted flower beds, fruit trees and an organic vegetable garden. The very large swimming pool is set within the gardens in its own spacious position and is very comfortably laid out with sun-loungers and umbrellas. From wherever you are within the house or grounds, you have the most stunning views over the southern coast of Kefalonia.
The property is very well located being a very short drive (2kms approx.) to the sandy beach of Katelios which has some excellent watersports facilities as well as boats for hire. It is within walking distance of a small, traditional village and a few minutes drive to the pretty little port of Katelios which has some excellent fish tavernas. Skala beach which is the longest sandy beach in Kefalonia is just a 10 min drive away. Inland, the area is famous for its vineyards and is peaceful and traditional.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy a luxurious and unique family home cherished by its Kefalonian owners in one of the prettiest areas of the island.
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€ 1500/week20 May - 9 June
€ 1750/week10 - 23 June
€ 2520/week24 June - 14 July
€ 2800/week14 - 27 July
€ 3500/week28 July - 31 August
€ 4400/week1 - 15 Sept
€ 1750/week16 Sept - 31 Oct
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BookedChange over day - Saturday in July/August, otherwise flexible
Minimum 7 nights
Dr Peter Bouzyk arrived 14th September 2017
Villa Halycon far exceeded our expectations. We have stayed in a number of villas in Europe and this property was very special. It was appreciated that this was a family home, the personal touches and attention to detail were very much apparent. The truly tranquil nature of the gardens, the views to Zakinthos meant that we remained drawn to relaxing at Villa Halcyon and soaking up the atmosphere rather than spending our time exploring the island. We did however venture out doing some sightseeing, only to be able to return and enjoy where we were staying. This is a comfortable house, well provided for its guests and the two occasions that Charitini the maid cooked for us provided us with appetising meals. As much as we would like to keep this gem to ourselves, hopefully sharing the experience of our stay will draw others to appreciate this part of Greece and one of its special islands of Kefalonia. We would love to return one day, for a longer stay than the week we had at the villa. We must also mention and compliment the support and attention to detail that Pretty Greek Villas gave us from the initial booking, whilst we were staying on the island and also follow up on our return to the UK.
Mrs Toni Richardson arrived 4th September 2017
What a wonderful holiday. We would not change a thing!
Mrs Ionela Bugle arrived 20th June 2017
I would like to say that the stay in Villa Halcyon was really
Thank you for everything.