Amongst The Olives

Kefalonia

A rare find, a stone property enhanced by its sensitive restoration, exceptional location and with the added comforts of a daily housekeeper who can also do some cooking. Yum Yum!

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Amongst The Olives invokes all the beauty and lyricism of the long, summer days of life on the islands. From the very first moment, when you glimpse its old stone walls brushed by the passing of time nestled in an ancient olive grove whose mossy floor is starred with delicate pink wild cyclamen, with the emerald green sea just beyond, you will know that you have arrived at a place of indescribable peace and happiness.

The beauty, integrity and artistry is seen throughout the property which comprises of two separate stone houses.

The larger of the two houses has a large L-shaped open plan space with comfortable and elegant living area with a dining area at the top end of the room. The thick stone walls and old marble flagged floors which have worn down to a gentle ochre patina lend a coolness and rustic elegance to the scene. An archway from the kitchen leads through to a traditional farm-house style kitchen. The large pine-scrubbed kitchen table redolent of many happy family meals, the original bread oven still in full working order (excellent for home-made pizza!) and the many original touches throughout are delightful and blend perfectly with the full modern kitchen facilities that are to be found in any luxury property. The outside veranda and dining area is a peaceful spot to enjoy balmy, summer days under the shade of its jasmine-scented pergola.

Rustic–cut stone steps lead upstairs to two bedrooms. On the left is a wonderful traditional style ‘platform’ bedroom: This has one separate single mattress, one single mattress next to this with a bunk above. This room could work easily for either 3 children or even a couple. The bathroom with WC and shower is located opposite in the hallway. At the end of the hallway is the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. These two bedrooms have direct access to a long veranda from which you have a magnificent view across the ‘wine-dark sea’ to the island of Ithaka.

A short pathway through the garden leads to the smaller of the stone houses. Upon entering, there is a hallway with kitchenette. To the left of the hallway is a serenely beautiful double bedroom, and to the right is a very pretty bedroom with two single divan beds. There is a separate bathroom with shower. The little cottage is reminiscent of a romantic hideway surrounded by wild flowers.

The property is very comfortable and well-equipped with air-conditioning in both bedrooms of the main house, and a new air-conditioning unit in the double bedroom of the guest house. There are Hunter ceiling fans, Bluetooth speakers so guests can access their own music collection, WIFI, and a Nespresso machine in the kitchen. (Please note some Nespresso capsules are provided for the start of the holiday but guests who enjoy Espresso should bring capsules with them since they are not sold in the local shops.)

The garden is on different terraced levels and its natural beauty with its graceful stone walls, hundreds of wild bulbs, meadow flowers and wild herbs has been encouraged alongside plantings of traditional Mediterranean shrubs such as rosemary and lavender. Throughout the garden, there are many hidden spots to discover, a quiet corner for reading, a beautiful old picnic table and benches weathered by time, areas for lounging and enjoying the scents of the garden and a newly built outdoor dining area covered by a pergola located just outside the main house. Just beyond the smaller house and nestled into the garden is a lovely swimming pool with a beautiful terrace surrounding it made from old-style bricks. From here, there is a gorgeous view over the bay to the island of Ithaka. A gateway from the end of the garden leads into the cypress forest where there is a short walk to the local beach.

The property is ideally located being in a private and quiet spot in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Yet within a 5 minute drive, you can be in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Fiskardo with its colourful restaurants, cafes and shops that line the quayside. Some of the best beaches of the island are within easy distance including Foki Bay, Myrtios, Assos, Alaties and Emblissi. Boats can be hired locally from Fiskardo.

Amongst The Olives is ideally located being in a private and quiet spot in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Yet within a 5 minute drive, you can be in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Fiskardo with its colourful restaurants, cafes and shops that line the quayside. A fabulous opportunity to rent such a unique property on this very sought after island of Kefalonia.

Prices below include a daily housekeeper who also cooks breakfast and one main meal twice a week. Extra cooking and and preparation of breakfast on additional days can be arranged at a reasonable extra cost. 

 

Facilities

Private pool
BBQ
Wifi
AC
Walkable to beach
Sea View
Secluded
Baby Cot
High Chair
Laundry
Dishwasher
DVD Player
TV
Hairdryer
Boat Hire

Prices

Sleeps 9
Deposit 40%
1 - 12 May€ 2605/week
13 - 26 May€ 3330/week
27 May - 16 Jun€ 4355/week
17 - 30 Jun€ 4940/week
1 - 14 Jul€ 5930/week
15 - 21 Jul€ 6645/week
22 Jul - 25 Aug€ 7200/week
26 Aug - 1 Sep€ 5930/week
2 - 15 Sep€ 5085/week
16 - 22 Sep€ 5020/week
23 - 29 Sep€ 3510/week
30 Sep - 13 Oct€ 3235/week
14 - 31 Oct€ 2840/week

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Reviews

Anna M. arrived 16th October 2022 

It is glorious here, the house is amazing. Thank you for your advice!

Fiona W. arrived 11th September 2022 

The stay was absolutely blissful and everything we had hoped for. The house was just beautiful with such a gorgeous stylish and relaxed feeling. Saube was an absolute delight and a real asset to the house.

Kate H. B. arrived 4th September 2022 

We so enjoyed our stay in September. It was perfect for us, and Suabe could not have been more helpful nor cooked more delicious food. No recommendations from us-it was idyllic. PGV is an excellent source of wonderful homes.

Samantha C. arrived 28th August 2022 

We all very much enjoyed our stay at Amongst the Olives, it was an absolutely delightful stay.

Amanda L. arrived 21st August 2022 

We had a wonderful week at Amongst the Olives! Truly relaxing, and it was nice to meet Suabe. We thought the villa was beautiful, and really loved all the vintage furniture and treasures in all the rooms – it had great character, and such a wonderful location. We loved the views, and the (almost) private beach! We felt the villa was also well equipped in the kitchen – we didn't cook at home, as preferred to experience local restaurants, but we were grateful for the juicer, coffee machine and plentiful crockery. Also very appreciative of the welcome groceries and wine, which were a very nice surprise on arrival! We would be delighted to book with your company again in future, and would certainly recommend.

Lucinda M. arrived 14th August 2022 

We had the most wonderful week at Amongst the Olives.  What a spot, we felt like we had arrived in paradise, we had a very special week.  Sauabe looked after us beautifully and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting Freddie.  We would love to return and are already considering dates for next year!

Thank you for all your help with arranging our week.

Susan S. arrived 26th June 2022 

Our stay at Amongst the Olives was wonderful. It is a truly beautiful and comfortable villa with breathtaking views. The housekeeper was fantastic and cooked us some lovely meals. 

Henry B. arrived 11th June 2022 

We had a fantastic couple of weeks at amongst the olives, its magical spot and I would not change a thing. 

Caspar R. arrived 28th May 2022 

Lovely stay! Another delightful week drawing to a close. We would certainly be interested in booking Among the Olives for the same week next year. I think that will be our ninth trip here!

Richard S arrived 4 Sept 2021
We had the most wonderful holiday, thank you!

Emily & Family arrived 14 August 2021
We loved our stay! What a beautiful spot. Thank you.

Jane arrived 7 August 2021
It is the most beautiful villa with the most incredible views.

Dixey Family 10th - 20th July 2021
Marie-Louise, As I tap this out we are nearing the end of our wonderful holiday in Amongst the Olives, we are most grateful that we have been able to extend our stay for 72 hours to avoid the dreaded quarantining in the UK. I have to say that the Fiskardo Medical Centre was most efficient in organising & administering our Antigen tests, I trust that Heathrow will be likewise efficient later this evening!

Charlotte B. arrived 4 October 2020

Just wanted to let you know how much we loved our stay at Amongst the Olives - thanks so much for helping us get that sorted. It was lovely to meet the owners as well after we enjoyed our time so much at Fishermans, and now this one.  

Nic H. arrived 13 September 2020

All in all it’s a lovely spot that looks well loved and cared for and the owner, the helper, and you did as much as you could to look after us in a very unusual situation. Neighbours called on us to check we were ok. One guy gave us a lift in his car part way when we were carrying provisions back from Fiscardo as the road was only just re-opening. We hope everyone affected recovers from the storm as quickly as possible - we were hugely impressed with the resilience and community effort to try to recreate normality.

Barry S. arrived 22nd June 2019
Yes we certainly enjoyed our stay and think the villa is perfect in all the rustic details of a traditional island home...... Sueb is brilliant and almost invisible. 

Caspar R. arrived 23 May 2019
Lovely stay as always and thanks again for the late check out, it made the final day very stress free. Seven in a row and we’d like to make it eight, same week next year please. 

Mulligan arrived 18th May 2019
We had a great R&R week at Amongst The Olives. I’m sure we will all return. 

Alan Richardson - arrived 16/08/2015

We had a wonderful time at the villa. It was certainly the beautiful and relaxing place that we were hoping for. We also really appreciated Schweb. He ending up cooking for us every evening. All the meals were excellent and his constant happy smile matched the sunshine. It is very difficult to find fault with the villa, as it had bags of charm, was well appointed and is clearly maintained with pride. Our only suggestion would be to provide a third parasol. Kind regards, Alan

Tamara Broido - arrived 19/08/2013

Dear Marie-Louise, Ben and Anna,

Just to say a big thank you for the organisation of Amongst the Olives. The house was absolutely beautiful and serene, all your info and instructions were fantastic, Schweb the housekeeper was wonderful and it was also really lovely to meet Hiona the owner who gave us lots of great info. We had a spectacular holiday and hope to visit Greece again soon!

With best wishes

Tamara

Kate Moatt arrived 21/05/2016

Hi Vickie

Thank you for your email. We had the most amazing time in Greece and the. Villa was beyond our expectations! I couldnt praise it enough. A stunning location, beautiful property and Suabe the housekeeper/chef was fabulous and looked after us so well. We very much hope to return in the future. 

Thanks again for a wonderful holiday

Kate Moatt

Gina Leinberger arrived 05/07/2015

We really enjoyed our time at Amongst The Olives. The villa was perfect for us, so pretty, quiet and well-located. It was a lucky accident that we ended up in the prettiest part of Kefalonia on our first visit there. Shweb was fantastic and we thought his cooking was far better than any of the restaurants on the list. The house was immaculate and well equipped.   Everything was really great.  

Kind regards, Gina