The Eco House

Lefkada

Unqiue, eco-friendly villa with large private swimming pool, fabulous views and close proximity to beaches

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This is the first low-carbon, ecologically designed house on the island with a negligible carbon footprint that has been ingeniously designed to offer a high level of comfort to guests.

The Eco House is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the dramatic Lipsopergos peninsula. From its secluded and private position, the villa commands panoramic views over Vasiliki Bay right across to the island of Kefallonia.

Constructed in wood with stone floors, this single storey property is split level and is naturally cooled being open to the prevailing afternoon breezes that are characteristically found in this part of the Ionian.

The property has a fully equipped kitchen and a large open plan living room with dining area. There is a highly efficient electric fridge with freezer compartment, a small gas fridge for drinks, gas cooker, CD player and speakers, charging points for batteries and other appliances such as MP3 players, laptops, iPods, mobile phones etc – all run on 12 volt power (all that guests need to bring is an ordinary in-car/cigarette lighter type plug to charge their gadgets). Hot water is provided by the solar-powered system which is so efficient that in summer, you need to take care, the water is so hot! There is also a Bosch thermostatically-controlled gas heater for the water as back-up useful at colder times of year. For Spring or Autumn holidays, there is a cosy wood-burning stove in the living room. Doors lead from the living room to a covered veranda facing west with outdoor dining area and barbecue. From here the sunsets are theatrical and hours can be spent on this veranda spotting the dolphins in the bay below, as well as the eagle owls and many migratory birds that are found in these parts.

The villa has two bedrooms. The master bedroom has king-size double bed and a veranda with spectacular views over the pristine nature and sea below. The small second bedroom has twin beds that can be made into a double if required. These bedrooms share a well-equipped bathroom with shower. All rooms have fans, high vaulted wooden ceilings with stone flooring throughout, and all doors and windows are fitted with insect blinds. 

Steps from the main covered veranda lead down to the pool terrace. The 35 sqm infinity pool is surrounded by stone terraces and has dramatic views out over the olives to the light house on Cape Lefkas and to Sappho’s Leap.

The property sits above a terraced olive grove of great antiquity and lush glades of indigenous strawberry trees mingle with seasonal crocuses, orchids, cyclamen and wild grass varieties now rarely found in other parts of Europe. There are numerous spots throughout the garden both in sunshine and shade to relax. For lazy afternoons, a hammock slung between two olive trees is the ideal way to enjoy the pristine nature and utter peace of the setting.

Although the property is very private and secluded, there are some beautiful beaches within walking distance – one gorgeous little gem of a cove is only about 5-10 mins down the track. The main beach of Amoussa Bay is only a few minutes further on and here there is also an excellent taverna with great home cooking.

The nearest shops to the property are in Marantochori (about 6kms) and in Vasiliki which has narrow winding streets and a quayside lined with tavernas and cafes, as well as 2 excellent supermarkets. Vasiliki is also renowned for watersports and boat hire can be arranged. Jeep hire is essential since the approach to the property is via a rough unmade road.

This is a wonderful house and setting to feel truly at one with nature without missing out on the comforts of a conventionally-constructed villa. With such close proximity to beaches, this villa would suit small families or couples wanting a unique holiday in quiet and peaceful surroundings.

The Eco House is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the dramatic Lipsopergos peninsula. From its secluded and private position, the villa commands panoramic views over Vasiliki Bay right across to the island of Kefallonia.

Please note jeep hire is necessary for this villa since it is situated off a rough un-paved road. The villa has WIFI via a 'dongle' so it is suitable for browsing the internet and emailing but not for heavy downloads such as movies etc

Facilities

Private pool
Wifi
Walkable to beach
Sea View
Secluded
Suitable for Honeymoons
Baby Cot
High Chair
DVD Player
TV
Boat Hire
Watersports

Prices

Sleeps 4
Deposit 40%
24/5 - 31/5£ 980/week
31/5 - 7/6£ 1150/week
7 - 21/6£ 1450/week
21/6 - 12/7£ 1650/week
12/7 - 23/8£ 1990/week
23/8 - 30/8£ 1750/week
30/8 - 6/9£ 1450/week
6 - 20/9£ 1150/week
20/9 - 31/10£ 940/week

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Available
Booked
Change over day Sundays
Minimum 7 nights

Reviews

Sally O' B. arrived 17th Sept 2019

We loved the peaceful setting of the Eco House and didn't mind the long rough track.
Baby beach is lovely for swimming although tiny and we only had it to
ourselves on one occasion.
Overall we were happy with our stay.

Best wishes,
Sally & Simon

 

Ann H. arrived 8th Sept 2019

We really loved it.
We adored staring at the bats sipping from the pool at
sunset each night, we loved the tranquillity, we loved the simplicity
of the house, it was gorgeous.
We're thinking of Spetses for our next adventure with you.

All the very best,
Ann
 

 

Richard H. arrived 1st Sept 2019

We had a great time at the Eco House and will write with a few comments once we have settled back in at home, having only arrived back a couple of hours ago.

Kind regards
Richard

 

Sabine D. arrived 10th Aug 2019

We had a great stay at the Eco House and really enjoyed our time there. Sean was really helpful and the house was wonderful.
Let me know if you need anything else,

All the best,
John.

 

Rachel W. arrived 30th June 2019

We had a lovely holiday and the views were incredible.

Thanks so much.
Rachel

 

Marijana B. arrived 9th Sept 2018

We had a great time ,thank you.

Kind regards
Marijana
 

 

Kate B. arrived 19th Aug 2018

We ve had a great week. Thanks so much!

Best wishes
Kate

 

Lorenzo C. arrived 12th Aug 2018

First of all I’d like to let you know that ours days at EcoHosue where really amazing.
We loved very much the house and the enviroment and everythink runs perfectly.

Thanka a lot and all the best
Lorenzo

 

Guy S. arrived 5th Aug 2018

We thought Eco house was a great unique place, a real retreat. We loved it.
We personally found the track leading to the house ok,but did book a larger vehicle.
Sean the caretaker was very helpful and the pool Guy’s were very polite and efficient.
Thanks again. The information pack you emailed me was very useful.

Guy

 

Anita W. arrived 22th July 2018

We had a wonderful holiday in the Eco House. Thank you for all your
help in organising our car hire and for all the information you provided about the house and the area around it. We drove from Thessaloniki across to Lefkada and this worked very well for us.
The house was excellent - we enjoyed the views and the pool and the
multiple terraces and the split level design of the house. It made for a very restful holiday and lack of wifi was a positive benefit! Also, the design of the house and garden meant there was plenty of shade and it was possible to find cool spots even in the heat of the day.
We met Sean on Wednesday and he was great - gave us some good tips on what to do, where to go etc, which was very helpful.

Many thanks and best wishes
David and Anita

 

Lillias A. arrived 10th June 2018

We are delighted with the villa. It is perfect - even better than the
descriptions and photos on the internet!
I just want to point out that you said there was no DVD player but
there is! (See below) The small screen on the wall is a DVD player.

X Lillias
 

 

Fiona G. arrived 24th Sept 2017

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Eco house thank you.. just a pity the weather wasn't better.
Not your fault , we just picked the wrong week. Yesterday it was
glorious just as we left! And we did at last get a sunset on Saturday
evening , otherwise it was mostly grey and overcast with the odd burst of sunshine. It is the wonderful light you normally get when its sunny that I missed so much.. anyway we still enjoyed it very much , we were both very tired so it was lovely to just relax and read books and do nothing very much. I gather from my friend Clare W. who was in the Fishermans cottage in Kefalonia that they had the same weather there and thunderstorms. She is still there so hopefully will have some gorgeous last few days.
I loved walking down through the woods to the little cove at the wine
growers, and we nearly always had it to ourselves..We went back to Porto Katsiki one day which is still lovely, but very crowded compared to when we first started going there over twenty years ago..
Levkada is undoubtedly a stunning island, and its not surprising that
its got so busy with lots of cheap flights and everyone wanting to go
there because it is so beautiful..
Thank you again for finding is such a very special villa, please give
our best wishes to Ben and Marie Louise,

With kind regards,
Fiona

 

Wendy F. arrived 17th Sept 2017

We had a wonderful week at the Eco House, it was everything we hoped it would be - complete peace and quiet, hot sun (interspersed with a little bit of thunder), great food in the local restaurants and friendly people. The snorkelling was fantastic, the sea was so clear it was like swimming in an aquarium. Even the track did not put us off (but thank goodness for the 4WD)! Everyone at Pretty Greek Villas was so helpful and thoughtful too. We would certainly recommend and use you again and we hope to return before too long.

Thank you for a great stay.
Best wishes
Wendy

 

Anna T. arrived 10th Sept 2017

We had a really great time. The villa was amazing and we will definitely be considering booking with PGV again.

Best wishes,
Anna

 

Claire E. arrived 3th Sept 2017

We had another amazing holiday - many thanks.
Feedback for you...

Thats it, everything else went well.
Thanks C

 

Kristan W. arrived 13th Aug 2017

We had an amazing time, so chilled out.
Great service from PGV as ever.

Thank you,
Regards,
Kristan W..

 

Alexa C. arrived 23th July 2017

We did enjoy our stay .

Thank you very much
Alexa

 

Sandy N. arrived 2th July 2017

Lisa and I wanted to send a quick note to you and Sylvie to say how
much we had enjoyed staying at the Eco House for the first two weeks of July.
We enjoyed meeting and hearing about how the house had been planned and built, given that we had been very much enjoying the results. And we hope that the moving of the boat worked out OK.

With all very best wishes and thanks
Sandy

We are enjoying our last day of a wonderful holiday at the Arbutus
Eco-House. We have greatly enjoyed our time here, and were pleased to meet Bob when he came round to fix something on the track. And we have been very well looked after by Sean and Anne.
We took various lovely trips (a day's fishing with Tassos from Nidri,
organised by the excellent Janet at Samba Tours; and a motor boat from Sivota), but I wanted to mention how exceptionally helpful Wildwind were (next to Club Vass) for anyone like me who wanted to rent a catamaran or dinghy for an hour or so. And we have hugely enjoyed exploring the island, and will put various additional suggestions into The Visitors Book.
Plus.... so much else: from swimming and eating and enjoying the
entertainment of the house martins about to hatch, and the antics of the frogs around the pool in the evenings. The well-equipped house (and its pool) and location are very special and we have been so pleased to spend two weeks here. Thank you.

We were also very grateful for the thoughtful supply of food and
supplies we found on arrival. This and your calm and helpful efficiency we very much appreciate.

With all very best wishes, yours
Sandy and Lisa

 

Laura W. arrived 21th May 2017

We really enjoyed our week at the Eco House. The setting is gorgeous. We've also found everyone to be very helpful.

With thanks again
Laura

 

Joanna J. arrived 29th May 2016

We had a wonderful holiday in Greece. The Eco House was in an amazing setting and so peaceful. We thought it was all really nicely done as well couldn't have been better really. It was a longer bumpy track up to the villa than we anticipated but soon got used to it, and as I say, had a great time. Wouldn't hesitate to go back, and would definitely use pretty greek villas if we were to go elsewhere in Greece.

All the best
Joanna

 

Fiona B. arrived 19th July 2015

We really loved staying at the Eco House – exemplary holiday management from your company, as ever!

Many thanks
Fiona

 

Alison C. arrived 5th July 2015

Thanks so much for the great service of pretty Greek villas! I would
def recommend your company to everyone wanting a personal touch.
Eco house really fantastic experience, we totally loved the location and house itself and the pool.
The route definitely needs a 4x4 and this should be made very clear in the house description - even the cleaner and pool guy both used jeeps. Thanks again. We had a truly great time!

All best wishes
Alison

 

 Andy Y. arrived 7th June 2015

Our stay at The Eco House was superb & we could not think of anything that could be improved upon.

Regards,
Andy

Vance L. arrived 8th June 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Eco House. It was very comfortable, peaceful and relaxing with a great outlook which was just what we had hoped for. Many thanks to all for making this a really nice holiday and we hope to return in the future.

Kind Regards,
Vance L.

 

Charlotte B. arrived 4th Aug 2012

Just a quicky to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in Lefkada. It
really was a special 2 weeks we spent, time that will be cherished for a long time. Thanks for all your work and i'm sure we'll be exploring other parts of Greece again in the near future.

Lots of love
Richard G.

 

Roger M. arrived 21th July 2012

The house is lovely and we had a great stay.

Many thanks,
Roger M.

 

Anne W. arrived 14th July 2012

Just thought I would give you some feedback on the house

We basically had a lovely holiday and the villa provided a very secluded spot and a great pool for the children. It was a great spot and we had a really good week. The boat we hired from Nidri was a really good day out, and we enjoyed Vassiliki and Ammousa. My husband and son walked up to the highest mountain at 6 in the morning to avoid the heat one morning and we all did a lot of swimming in the pool and in the sea.

Thanks
Annie W.

 

Elizabeth T. arrived 10th June 2012

Thank you for helping us with such a lovely holiday. The house was beautiful and we had a very relaxing holiday. The support offered by the Pretty Greek Villas team in the run up to the holiday was ideal with all our little questions answered. Very supportive and extremely well organised.
The setting was beautiful with a wonderful view from the terrace and a cool breeze.
The house and pool were spotless on arrival and the regular change of linen and pool towels were very welcome. Fixtures and fittings were all of a good quality.
The double bed was extremely comfortable
The kitchen was well stocked with almost all the household items you might need when self-catering for two weeks.
Daniella from Budget and Mandy and Geoff could not have been more helpful particularly in relation to their local knowledge of the area.
The instructions to find the property and the local area; restaurants and beaches were very helpful. You may wish to add that there are 350 steps down to Egremeni beach which can be quite a challenge in the heat!
Again thank you all for your recommendations and your organisation of our holiday. It was extremely relaxing and just what we needed. We will certainly use you again should we be back to Greece next year with the baby.

Kind regards,
Lizzy

 

Rob S. arrived 21th Aug 2011

We are very happy to provide you with feedback from
our stay at the Eco house. The house was better than we expected, and we feel that the details and photos on the website don't do it justice.
It was a lovely house in immaculate condition, and ideal for a family holiday. We had a fantastic holiday, thank you. Lefkada is one
of the most beautiful islands we've ever visited.

Thank you
Rob

 

George B. arrived 25th July 2011

Thank you so much for all your help with this.
Both you and Marie Louise have been wonderful.

Very grateful.
Helena

 

Louise S. arrived 19th June 2011

We had a fantastic holiday - thank you very much.
The villa was perfect for a chilled out week of rest and relaxation.
It was beautifully cleaned and maintained.

Lefkas was lovely and we did lots of exploring. The information on
restaurants, beaches, etc at the villa was very helpful. Somebody had left a card for a restaurant they recommended which was indeed lovely. More recommendations like this are always helpful I think.
So all in all a lovely holiday and we were certainly very impressed
with the service from Pretty Greek Villas so I am sure we will be back for more next time we plan a trip to Greece!

All the best,
Louise

 

Tony & Bonnie H. arrived 5th June 2011

We had a lovely stay and as usual Pretty Greek Villas has come up
trumps. At Marie-Louise's suggestion we ended our stay in Greece with a trip to Meteora, which was amazing.
I had been planning to write to tell you about the Eco House. It was very nice, wonderfully set up, and just lovely -- and the helpers, Mandy and Geoff, were wonderful. M-L guided us correctly in hiring a 4W drive car -- the unmade road going up to the house is very rough and long!
It was a wonderful holiday. Thank you.
All the very best and we will be in touch in the future for our next trip to Greece

Bonnie and Tony H.

 

Lisa S. arrived 29th May 2011

We recently stayed at the Eco-House on Lefkada. The villa was lovely and genuinely 'in the middle of nowhere' as we hoped. The style of the villa felt like we were in a boutique hotel and the touches like having shopping there waiting for on us arrival was great given that we arrived late in the evening and with a very tired 3 year old.
We were really surprised at how nice the surrounding area of Lefkada was, the nearby bays were beautiful, quiet and with some lovely tavernas, we spent much more time out and about than we had expected.
I have already recommended the villa and your company to friends and may well be back ourselves to explore a different island,

Regards,
Lisa

 

Helen L. arrived 3th Oct 2010

Just a quick note to say hi and give feedback about our holiday. What a lovely week we had! We all feel as though we have had a good break but its nice to be home too.
Υou were 100% right to suggest the jeep.
The villa itself is just stunning and the views are breathtaking. We loved being there.
It was great having Jeff meet us and guide us in on the first night. So thanks to him and Mandy for having the place immaculate when we arrived.
And thanks to you. I would recommend Pretty Greek Villas to friends and you could not have been more helpful.
So thank you and all the best for the rest of your year.

Regards,
Helen

 

Peter D. arrived 12th Sept 2010

We enjoyed our time in Greece very much - apart from the last day when it rained without let up, the weather was great and the views excellent. Thank you for your help and support
We were very well looked after by Mandy & Geoff
The house works well on the Eco front.
The pool is excellent; without it the house would struggle, as good
swimming spots are all relatively distant

Best regards,
Peter D.