Once a humble fishermanâ€™s house, now a pretty little stone cottage with pool, surrounded by ancient olive trees and stunning views across the sea to Ithaka.
Once a humble fishermanâ€™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 fishermanâ€™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 havenâ€™t been forgotten - a TV and DVD will keep the children content.
The kitchen is small but perfect for a family of four and includes a dish-washer. 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 propertyâ€™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 property has TV, DVD and Bluetooth speakers so guests can access their own music collection. There is WIFI but it is limited to social media and emails (no movies) since the central internet unit up in the village is quite far from the cottage. However, 4G works perfectly well so guests with a data package on their phone would be able to access a faster connection. There is an excellent housekeeper included twice per week who also does the guests' laundry once a week.
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 summerâ€™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 Fishermanâ€™s House in this unspoiled and enchanting area of Kefalonia, nestled among ancient olives and surrounded by verdant cypress forests and indigenous flowers.
John H. arrived 16th Sept 2023
I left a voicemail for Ben & Marie-Louise that I hope conveyed our thanks for the absolutely fantastic holiday we had at Fisherman’s Cottage….it was perfect in every way, peaceful, great location and all that you had already pointed out to us ! You have captured that exactly.
Suabe is an absolute gem of a man too and compliments the house / location too. I feel certain we will be with you again and likely return to Fisherman’s.
Thank you so much, best to you all.
Andy A. arrived 26th August 2023
We had a wonderful holiday and the two cottages were perfect. We will certainly be using Pretty Greek Villas again.
Nikki arrived 8th July 2023
Good holiday? This place is heaven, literally heaven. It is the best villa or place I think I have ever stayed in and I have travelled all my life.
Mary B. arrived 27th June 2023
We had a fantastic time and have enjoyed how helpful you were before we went. Alaties restaurant was so fantastic we ended up eating there 4 times. Would definitely come through you guys again if we plan another Greek trip.
Carol H. arrived 17th June 2023
We loved our (second) stay at Fisherman's. the cottage was just as delightful as it had been in 2019 and Suabe looked after us extremely well.
Bruce A. arrived 10th June 2023
Ah, what can I say?! Another perfect holiday in Greece, in Kefalonia, in the very wonderful Fisherman's Cottage! Everything was, again, just perfect thank you .. and Suabe, of course! We will have PGV at the top of our list for future visits, for sure.
Sarah C. arrived 3rd September 2022
I just wanted to say how much we have enjoyed our wonderful holiday at the Fisherman’s Cottage. We have had the most fantastic and restorative week in this glorious place, much needed, enjoying the beauty, nature and silence of this truly unspoilt area. Beautiful cottage which surpassed our high expectations. Our final evening and we have a serenade of goat bells in the adjoining forest - magical! Can’t wait to book again for next year! Thank you.
Douglas P. arrived 20th August 2022
We had an excellent time at Fisherman's Cottage.
Holly A. arrived 16th July 2022
Everything was just lovely and we had the most beautiful week! Thanks so much for all your help and sorting out with the car. The car hire people are just brilliant and so laid back!
Margaret B. arrived 25th June 2022
We loved Fisherman's Cottage and finally enjoyed our long-planned holiday there. Everything worked beautifully in the house, and we really appreciated that there was lovely furniture and dishes - no plastic furniture. We swam almost every morning at Emplisi beach and went down to the cove below the house in the evenings. Suabe was wonderful - discreet and attentive.
Isabell C. arrived 11th June 2022
We had the most wonderful stay at Fisherman’s Cottage and sincerely hope to return. The cottage has everything you need - it is very well equipped and we were particularly impressed with the size and efficiency of the fridge and freezer! We used the pool every day and the temperature was perfect even in the late afternoon. It was a pleasure to meet Suabe. We spent some years in Bangladesh where Suabe is from, so it was nice to talk about his home country. One night he cooked us a Bengali morog polau, mixed veg and yoghurt and pineapple dessert???it was delicious; he was smartly dressed in his catering jacket and you could see he took great pride in the meal he was preparing for us. Suabe keeps the place spic and span and is respectful of your privacy. Nothing is too much trouble and he will help you in any way he can. He is an exceptional man and a real asset to PGV.
Katie J. arrived 28th May 2022
We can’t believe that our time at the fisherman’s cottage has nearly come to an end already. We have had a great time.
Trish C. arrived 21st May 2022
Fisherman's Cottage is wonderful and we were very well looked after.
Bruce A. arrived 14th May 2022
We had a marvellous stay at Fisherman's Cottage, what a great find! It is in a truly delightful location, and the style and ambience of the cottage itself was perfect. We cannot fault the facilities, the presentation or the cleanliness, and we genuinely relaxed from the moment we arrived. Saube met us and was courteous and helpful throughout our stay .. and he cooked us a wonderful meal too! We were certainly fortunate with the weather as well, which was very pleasantly warm .. thank goodness! Overall a brilliant holiday, and we are extremely glad that we found you. The administration of our visit was straightforward, and we would be very pleased to consider using your excellent services again in the future. Many thanks again.
Rowena B. arrived 7th May 2022
We had a very relaxing week’s stay in Fisherman’s cottage . All was as we expected and thoroughly enjoyed staying in the cottage . A plus point was Saube, who looked after the cottage , who cooked us a delicious Bengali chicken curry , with enough food to last us several days! We are using your services again at the end of July for a week’s stay at villa Rhapsody on Lefkada, but this time taking more family members!
Andrew C. arrived 1st October 2021
We had the best time once again at Fisherman's Cottage, it's so peaceful and beautiful there. We hired bikes from Ainos in Argostoli for three days and cycled around the island which was amazing. No particular recommendations, other than the WiFi could be better.
Christopher M. arrived 3rd Sept 2021
Firstly, we had a wonderful holiday at the Fishermans cottage on Kefalonia. The location was fantastic, quiet and had everything we wanted. Suab, the housekeeper was extremely helpful, taking away our rubbish almost every day and cooked us a great meal. There were a couple of small problems eg, with the pluming but he organised a competent plumber to deal with the problem.
Andrew C. arrived 2th October 2020
We had a fabulous time and thought the villa was lovely. I don't have anything but praise particularly given the difficult circumstances in Kefalonia from the hurricane, the owners could not have been more helpful or kind. We loved it !
Jude B. arrived 26th June 2019
We - family of four - stayed in Fishermans Cottage, Kefalonia, for a week this June and found it an absolute delight. We have a holiday rental business and know exactly what effort goes into making places so welcoming and the subtle details that make all the difference to a holiday. Secluded and peaceful location, simple, authentic and stylish with a great pool and amazing old Olive trees and fruit trees with plentiful supplies of fresh oranges and lemons. On arrival in the late afternoon, we were greeted by an incredible symphony of goat bells as a herd made its way down the hillside near to the house (don t worry, not in the mornings!) was an amazing sound. Our housekeeper had prepared a fabulous meal and we had complimentary wine, ice, water, bread, fruit and enough for breakfast which meant we didn t have to rush to the shops. We hadn t expected any of this, so was a welcome surprise. ??The area was stunning and closest village full of good local produce and wines. The guest book was full of praise and we were genuinely sad to leave. PGV were great to deal with and incredibly helpful and I have already recommended them to several friends. We will definitely use PGV again and look forward to exploring other Greek Islands via them.
Charles E. arrived 12th June 2019
We loved it! From arrival to be greeted by the delightful Sueb to finding a well-stocked fridge and the discovery of a brilliantly appointed, comfortable house - and garden - it couldn't have been better. We were sorry not to have had a chance to sample Sueb's cooking but we so enjoyed shopping for food in Maganos and cooking for ourselves in the excellently stocked kitchen, and also trying out the local restaurants, that time ran out. I'm not sure we have ever had such a delightful holiday rental so thank you and your team so much for our stay at Fisherman's Cottage.
Ian R. arrived 18th May 2019
We have had an amazing week, in fact just perfect in every way imaginable. Words cannot express our gratitude to yourself, Marie-Louise,Ben,to all at Pretty Greek Villas, the owners of Fisherman's cottage for allowing us to have the villa this year after not being able to come last year. Last but certainly not least ,our dear friend and housekeeper Suabe,who looked after us so very well, simply wonderful. We'd also like to give a mention of thanks to our taxi drivers both ways,so helpful and efficient, very pleasant guys. And finally many thanks,for everything you helped us with. We certainly will be using you all again. The first holiday ever when sad to leave and come home!
Judith P. arrived 15th August 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.
Emily W. arrived 4th June 2015
We loved it!
Kate F. arrived 8th August 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. Very 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!
Beverley P. arrived 25th July 2015
We had a lovely holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed the villa and would highly recommend it.
Sam M. arrived 4th July 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.
Caroline R.S. arrived 23th August 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.
Nicky M. arrived 24th May 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.
Mags T. arrived 29th August 2015
We loved our stay at Fishermans Cottage and wanted to stay longer! Everything was perfect.
Helen A. arrived 5th September 2015
We had a fantastic time and will give you feedback soon
Alison I. arrived 15th September 2015
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!
Heinke O. arrived 22th September 2015
We had lovely holidays, the cottage and whole area were lovely.
Oriella B. Z. arrived 21st August 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.
Ali D. arrived 25th May 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.
Anthony M. arrived 2nd July 2016
Yes thoroughly enjoyed our visit.