1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2) Guest House Kefalonia

Gentilini Retreat

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Owner : Eleni Cosmetatos

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Overview
  • Property Type Guest House
  • Location Kefalonia
  • Bedrooms 1 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Low season price per night€100
  • High season price per night€100
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Description

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Location
Rooms set in an Olive Grove, Nr. Argostoli, Kefalonia, Ionian Greek Islands, Greece

Brief Summary
The Gentilini Retreat is a special, magical place to relax and unwind surrounded by nature. A perfect place to get away from it all, yet located conveniently close to town and all the best beaches. Three private, large, comfortable rooms (each sleeps 2 – 3) set within 20 acres of ancient olive trees with a large pool and delicious breakfast. Each room is individually furnished and has its own private patio and entrance. Families can be accommodated in side-by-side rooms.

Headline Description 1
Bed & Breakfast with a Pool and Views of the Mountain and the Venetian Castle.

Headline Description 2
Peaceful Rural Location set in an Ancient Olive Grove. 10 mins drive to Beaches, Town and Airport.

Description of sleeping capacity
3 Rooms. Each sleeps 2. One can sleep 3.

Opening Paragraph
At the Gentilini Retreat we want you to de-stress. Sit on your private patio, glass of chilled wine in hand and look up at the dazzling display of stars on those long, balmy nights of summer. Breathe in the scents of rosemary, lavender and fig. Stroll around the estate with its century old olive trees which now produce an exquisite organic extra-virgin olive oil, or indulge in a hobby such as drawing, painting or photography. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, made up of local produce and fruit freshly picked from the trees in the orchard, then take a dip in the cooling waters of our large pool. As a guest of the Retreat you also have privileged access to the world-acclaimed Gentilini Winery. The central location of the Retreat also makes it perfect for exploring everything this wonderfully diverse island has to offer.

Daphne
Guesthouse/B&B
1 bedroom
Sleeps up to 3
Sleeps 2 - 3. Large 1 bedroom room with double bed, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning.
Formerly a part of the main farmhouse, this room has been converted into a spacious guestroom. The walls are made up of thick stone, making the room refreshingly cool in the summer and the furniture is a sophisticated blend of antique and modern. The bedding is of the highest standards to ensure a good night's sleep, and both feather and foam pillows are provided. There is a large cupboard to hang your clothes and a spacious desk sits under the window.

Menta
Guesthouse/B&B
1 bedroom
Sleeps 2
Sleeps 2. Spacious 1 bedroom room with twin beds, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning.
Formerly a part of the main farmhouse, this room has been converted into a spacious guestroom. The walls are made up of thick stone, making the room refreshingly cool in the summer. The room has a distinct nautical theme with a delightful blue and white colour scheme. The bedding is of the highest standards to ensure a good night's sleep, and both feather and foam pillows are provided. There is a large cupboard to hang your clothes and a spacious desk sits under the window.

Louisa
Guesthouse/B&B
1 bedroom
Sleeps 2
Sleeps 2. Spacious 1 bedroom room with twin beds, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning.
Formerly part of a farm building that housed the field hands that would come to bring in the harvest, this room has been converted into a spacious guestroom. The furniture is a graceful blend of antique and modern. The bedding is of the highest standards to ensure a good night's sleep, and both feather and foam pillows are provided. There is a large cupboard to hang your clothes and a spacious desk sits under the window.

EACH ROOM IS FURNISHED WITH:
En-suite bathroom (modern plumbing/constant hot water)
Screens on all openings
Plug-in mosquito machine
Air-conditioning
Good-sized refrigerator
Hot water kettle
Hair dryer
Soap, liquid soap, tissue paper, kitchen paper, napkins
Plates, cutlery, mugs and wine glasses
Spacious desk
Private patio with table and 2 wicker chairs, 2 deck-chairs and side table.

STANDARD SERVICES
Daily cleaning and making of beds
Linen is changed twice a week
Complimentary Wi-Fi in the breakfast area
Breakfast is served daily in our breakfast area under the pergola

Outside
Each room has its own outside private patio area furnished with a wooden table, 2 wicker chairs, 2 deck-chairs and small side table.
The pool, tucked away in its own area of the estate, is a large 13m by 5m and is for the exclusive use of property guests. At the pool there is a fridge where you can chill your beverages and snacks, a toilet and a shower. There are plenty of sunbeds for all with comfortable cushions, and shade is provided by the trees.
A 1km track runs around the estate and is perfect for jogging, bicycling or just strolling around. Dry-wall seating throughout provides tranquil spots for you to enjoy the luxuries of nature, the heady aromatic scent of wild herbs and the natural beauty of the place, giving you the chance to unwind and re-charge your batteries.
Breakfast is served under the vine-clad pergola.

Special Interest
As a guest at the Retreat you may wish to immerse yourself in the Gentilini Experience that we have organized for you!
Guests have privileged access to the world-acclaimed Gentilini Winery. The Gentilini Winery, with its organically farmed vineyards, was the first boutique winery in Greece and now we produce a full range of unique fine wines which are exported around the world. You will be treated to a full, complementary tour of the winery and vineyards, followed by a tasting of five of our wines and the Retreat's extra-virgin olive oil.

Coast/Beach
The Retreat is located a short 10 mins drive from some of Kefalonia's best beaches, including Trapezaki Bay, Avithos, Ai Heli, Minies, Makris Yialos, Platis Yialos. All are sandy and safe with crystal clear blue waters. Most have a beach bar and sun beds, although there are a few that are more secluded. Most also have a taverna right by the beach and Makris Yialos is more lively and offers water sports for the more adventurous.

Travel
Due to the rural location of the property, a car is an absolute necessity.
The island's airport is 7 km (10mins drive) away and so are the nearest beaches.
The ferry port in Argostoli is also 7 km (10mins drive) away.
The ferry port in Sami is 25mins away.
The ferry port in Poros is 40mins away.

Distances
The main town of Argostoli is about 7 km (10mins drive) away.
The nearest supermarket is about 3kms from the Retreat.
There are a couple of restaurants and cafes about 2mins drive away in the village of Kastro.
The Gentilini Winery is about 8km (10mins drive) away.

Further details
Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia with lots of shops, cafes, restaurants, banks etc. Highlights include: The Cosmetatos Foundation Museum: Houses a unique collection of furniture, paintings and coins as well as a special exhibit on the shattering earthquakes of 1953. The Historical and Cultural Museum with its extensive collection of artefacts from before the earthquakes spanning all social strata. The Cephalonia Botanica is one of only five botanical gardens in Greece, displaying the wealth of the island’s flora.
Fiscardo has been declared a conservation area and becomes quite cosmopolitan in the summer with yachts berthed all along the quay. There are a number of excellent restaurants, bars, coffee shops and boutiques all a short distance from each other and open all day.
Choose a clear day to enjoy the best views from the top of Mount Aenos National Park, which are stunning. You may also wish to pack a picnic. If you are a nature lover, spending a few hours inside the forested area of Aenos offers rich rewards.
Petani Beach is best enjoyed on a windless day. This daytrip will take you through the lunar landscape outside Lixouri to the lush hillsides around the villages of Monopolata and Vilatoria. Petani Beach itself has dramatic views from the hill-top of the beach below and the open Ionian Sea beyond.
Assos is a peninsula on which the Venetians built a continuous wall of fortifications in the 16th century. (In fact, the army engineer who was commissioned to build this fortress was the first Gentilini to have settled on the island.) The charming village of Assos nestles below the fort on the other side of the neck. There you can swim on the pebbly beach, go for a walk to the opposite side towards the castle, or sit at one of the cafes or tavernas that line the waterfront.
Near the town of Sami you can visit the picturesque underground Lake of Melissani. Dragorati Cave, also near Sami, has well-lit, ancient stalagmites and stalactites.

Changeover Day
Usual minimum stay is a week, but I do make concessions for a three night stay, depending on availability.

Reviews

The Taste of True Freedom


By OGY75 on 04-Sep-2017

There's definitely a missing rating type in accommodation reviewing - freedom level. Gentilini is a place that provides it fully. Acres of extremely pleasant and cultivated nature, perfect pool, secluded and fully equipped apartments (bungalows), fantastic breakfast, superb night sleep and all the Kefalonia tips&tricks you can get from the property owner Eleni. Our 9 year old daughter had the time of her life, with a little bit of help from Clouseau (Eleni's dog). Nature and freedom lovers will have a hard time leaving the place for a daily beach and island exploration because the laziness and relaxation simply overwhelms you. This is the place where you will reconnect with the nature and yourself again in the best possible way. Gentilini is not infected with a disease called mass tourism and it never will be. People who want a quality vacation will know how to appreciate the Gentilini retreat jewel. Very soon places like Gentilini shall become the true luxury of our times.


5 of of 5

Perfect Setting for a Wonderful Holiday


By Lyonsnicki62 on 27-Jun-2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to Gentilini Retreat to see our friend Eleni. She is so welcoming and from the minute you drive through the gates of the retreat you know you are in for a relaxing break. Eleni is extremely helpful; the perfect host and we enjoyed chatting to her over breakfast as we were the only guests at the time. She gave us ideas for places to visit and tavernas to try. Our favourite place to eat, and nearest to the retreat, is Il Borgo where we had some great food.You definitely need a car when you stay here as there is nowhere close enough to walk to.

We were the first visitors of the season, so we had the place to ourselves for the first six days. Absolute bliss. The pool is beautifully situated in the middle of the olive grove and only a short walk from the room. We stayed in Room Daphne.

The breakfast provided each morning by Eleni is excellent. She has hens, so the eggs are always fresh, and she makes wonderful lemonade. These are served with a selection of yogurts, fresh bread, croissants and a different fruit each day. Everything is organic and tastes delicious.

We enjoyed our complimentary trip to the Gentilini Winery where we tasted five of their wines, served with cheese and tomatoes and we also tried Eleni's olive oil.


5 of of 5
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Pets Welcome
Facilities
Refrigerator Internet Air conditioning
Linens provided Parking Hairdryer
Communal pool Balcony Garden
Theme
Away from it all Farm holidays Sports activities
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