Villa Lysia

Overview

Villa Lysia is a unique upmarket 4 bedroom villa with the option to rent an additional room for larger groups, offering a gourmet vacation with meals provided by an outstanding in-house chef during mid and high seasons. The villa is located on the wonderful island of Kefalonia, part of the Ionian islands, Greece.

Close to the island’s capital, lies a vast olive tree estate, renowned for its restored ancient Olive Mill. Within this estate but on a separate plot of land, the owners have built Villa Lysia, a secluded and beautifully furnished property that strikes the perfect balance between traditional style and modern comfort. In the style of a Cephalonian manor house, with a fabulously restored stone olive press nearby, a private garden and a Tuscan-style pool, this villa will totally charm guests. 

Villa Lysia is located close to the island’s capital, Argostoli, amongst an enchanting olive grove, which forms part of a grand country estate. The present owners have, with enormous love and attention to detail, transformed this unique property into an idyllic, secluded retreat with unspoiled natural surroundings.

Trapezaki beach is just 1.5 km away and has a delicious tavern. Various other beautiful sandy beaches can be found further along the coast. The surrounding villages of Poriarata, Mousata and Peratata have local shops and mini-markets for the essentials. Distance from the airport is 10km.

Guests staying at Villa Lysia can enjoy the services of the fabulous in-house chef, included also in mid to high season rate. The chef prepares breakfast, snacks and prepares and serves one main meal per day (6 days a week). Upon arrival you will be presented with a menu from which you can choose your meals.

With 4 bedrooms in the main villa, there is an option to rent the fifth bedroom to accommodate an extra 2 guests (10 people in total).

Accommodation

  • The villa provides accommodation for 8-10 guests:
  • 1 queen-size bedroom
  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 2 twin bedrooms
  • All bedrooms have en-suite facilities
  • An additional en suite twin bedroom on the lower ground floor
  • A Tuscan-style swimming pool set slightly below the main terrace.
  • Total surface area of the villa: 258m2 

Ground Floor:

  • Large drawing room/dining area leading onto a spacious terrace with shaded dining and lounging areas.
  • Fully equipped country-style kitchen adjacent to the indoor dining space.
  • Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom and direct access to terrace and pool
  • Double bedroom with separate bathroom (will become en suite in 2020)

 First Floor:

  • Master bedroom with king-size bed and a large private balcony offering panoramic views of the property
  • Twin bedroom with smaller balcony
  • Bathroom with mosaic shower

Lower Ground Floor (with its own entrance):

  • Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • Small sitting area

Amenities

  • Tuscan-style swimming pool (13m x 5m)
  • Portable BBQ (operated exclusively by the chef)
  • Air conditioning available throughout the villa (and heating)
  • Wi Fi/ADSL Internet
  • 3 Plasma TVs and DVD player
  • Hi-Fi System with radio, CD player & iPod/iPhone dock
  • Hairdryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffee machine
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 safes for storing valuables
  • One set of airport transfers included in July & August
  • Helicopter landing

Chef Service

A Fabulous in-house chef service is included in the price of the villa from 15th June - 20th September. Outside this period the chef services are still available for an extra charge - please ask for details.

  • The chef prepares breakfast and snacks and also prepares/serves one main meal per day (6 days a week)
  • Guests will need to pay for their groceries - receipts will be  brought to guests by the chef.
  • Guests will have the opportunity to dine at the old Olive Mill premises once during their stay.
  • Additional fee of €185-€245 per week is paid upon arrival to the chef to cover the shopping (car fuel and extra hours)

Maid Service

  • Full-time maid service. There is additional maid service in the afternoon during July and August.
  • Linen and Towels are changed twice per week.
  • Personal laundry (up to twice a week which is included in the rate at peak season)
  • Team of gardeners once per week.

Local area and Car Hire

Kefalonia, one of the largest Greek islands in the Ionian Sea, is an extremely sought after summer destination for travellers across the globe. A plethora of sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and mountainous landscapes covered with luscious pine and cypress forests are only some of the many reasons for this.

Despite the villa's prime location and close proximity to restaurants, beaches, mini-markets, it is highly advised to rent a car. The villa owners work closely with the most reliable car rental company on the island and can have rental cars delivered to the villa. Guests are strongly advised to take advantage of this opportunity as they will have exclusive access to cheaper prices. Guests are required to request car rental in advance of their arrival. Please speak to a member of the Premier Villas team who can arrange this for you.

Kefalonia is one of the largest Greek islands and it is a pity not to explore its undulating grandeur and beautiful scenery.

Unique features:

Upon arrival at the villa, guests will receive a complimentary welcome hamper containing wine and local products.  Guests will also be presented with a folder which contains useful information and tips on beaches, restaurants, excursions, sight-seeing, etc.

Furthermore, guests will be presented with a menu from which they will choose their meals. From June to September extras and concierge services include: cooking lessons, car and motorbike rentals, boat (skippered motor & sailing) and helicopter hiring, yacht chartering, extra personnel, in- house massage, etc. Please note advanced notice is required for some of the above activities.

Local wines from well-known wineries can be bought for guests at competitive prices. A visit can be arranged for guests to the ancestral award-winning Haritatos winery (the only old one to have survived) and the sampling of its excellent wines.

Reviews

An article appeared in Country Life (winter edition 2016/17) written by journalist, Harry Mount, who stayed at Villa Lysia. He wrote : '... Our villa - in an ancient olive grove near the island's sheltered southern coast - was on a lush lip of land between the sea and the mountains.On my morning run I bumped into a rural Greece untouched by the crisis of the past eight years and nearly unchanged in several millennia ...'.

Why this property ?
 
'This 4-5 bedroom villa & pool on the beautiful island of Cephalonia lies within a wider historic Estate featuring a lovingly restored, impressive 18th c. olive mill (presently private museum) & a threshing floor. Thus it is a place with heritage, includes an amazing Chef, and is also offers a private small skippered yacht for day trips in the Ionian Sea at an extra fee.'

 

 

  • Tuscan-style swimming pool (13m x 5m)
  • Full-time maid service. There is additional maid service in the afternoon during July and August.
  • Fabulous in-house chef included also in mid to high season rate (15th June - 20th September)
  • The chef prepares breakfast, snacks and prepares and serves one main meal per day (6 days a week)
  • Additional fee of 180 Euros p.w. is paid locally upon arrival to Chef to cover the shopping services
  • Private skippered yacht available for day trips in the Ionian sea (additional fees apply)
  • Portable BBQ (operated exclusively by the chef)
  • Air conditioning available throughout the villa (and heating)
  • Wi Fi/ADSL Internet
  • 3 Plasma TVs and DVD player
  • Hi-Fi System with radio, CD player & iPod/iPhone dock
  • Hairdryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffee machine
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 safes for storing valuables
  • One set of airport transfers included in July & August
  • Helicopter landing
  • Complimentary welcome hamper
  • Cot and Highchair available upon request
  • Damage deposit of up to €1500 required, to be returned within two weeks of your return.
  • Pool Towels provided
  • 15-20 minutes drive from the airport - 10km
  • 15 minutes drive to the main nearby town, Argostoli - 12km
  • Nearest supermarket 10 minutes drive - 8km
  • The nearest of the four blue flag sandy beaches is less than 5 minutes drive or 20-25 minutes walking - 1.5km
  • Nearest bakery, restaurant- taverna and mini-market all within walking distance
  • We do require a damage deposit on all bookings, 7 days prior to departure via a secure online page. This damage deposit is held against your card and is released back to your card on your return, subject to no damages. The damage deposit value will differ for weddings / celebrations.

Approximate location shown for guidance only. Contact us for precise details.

Nearest Amenities
TypeNameDistance km
RestaurantEnastron,Trapezaki0.91
Grocery StoreTrapezaki Supermarket1.02
BarVeramente Grill House1.27
PharmacyFarmakeio1.89
Cash MachinePiraeus Bank ATM2.37

Getting to the Villa

Direct flights are available to Kefalonia from May to November from various European cities.

Upon arrival at the airport (or port), the following arrangement can be made; the most reliable car rental company on the island can meet the guests at the airport and deliver the car(s) which will need to be pre-arranged. Directions to the villa will be provided by the car rental company. However, this will need to be booked in advance via Premier Villas, preferably at the time of booking the villa. The villa is 15-20 minutes drive from the airport.

Additional Services

Boat Chartering: Our concierge services include the chartering of different types of boats (skippered polyester fast boats up to 45-50 feet, RIB boats up to 36 feet, small skippered sailing yachts, self-driven
boats). Arrangements need to be made early enough and prior to arrival.

Activities: The manager can arrange for guests to enjoy various activities such as hiking, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, snorkelling and in-house massages. Any necessary reservations
will be made through the manager.

Babysitting by the housekeeper, who is very good with young children, can be arranged for a small fee.

Damage Deposit: A damage deposit of €1500 is required prior to your stay, which will be returned to you within two weeks of your return providing there are no damages.

Villa - 4 bedrooms (8 guests) Per Week
27th Nov 2020 to 12th Jun 2021Contact Us
12th Jun 2021 to 26th Jun 2021£5,593
26th Jun 2021 to 10th Jul 2021£7,458
10th Jul 2021 to 24th Jul 2021£8,701
24th Jul 2021 to 28th Aug 2021£9,074
28th Aug 2021 to 11th Sep 2021£6,439
11th Sep 2021 to 1st Jan 2022Contact Us
Villa - 5 bedrooms (10 guests) Per Week
27th Nov 2020 to 1st Jan 2022Contact Us
  • Ralleigh

    We had the most wonderful stay at villa Lysia! We loved the amazing pool and garden, we are so thankful of Effie and Yolanda taking care of us the whole holiday. Every meal was more delicious than the last and the house was very cosy. We loved the beaches very close by. We were particularly grateful as Yolanda and Effie were very understanding as we had two babies and dietary needs. The house was always very clean and the food was on time. All in all it was a wonderful, relaxing experience.

    Thank you!

    From the Ralleigh and Delamere Families

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