Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and
You pay NO BOOKING FEES when booked using this web-site and get free payment protection.
This villa was completed in March 2016 and so begins it's first year. Stone built in the traditional style the villa is cool and spacious with well proportioned space and air conditioning throughout.
A modern kitchen with a full set of appliances well stocked with crockery and glassware gives the most demanding cook the opportunity to entertain at home. The master bedroom has a modern en-suite bathroom and plenty of storage the second bedroom is equipped with twin beds that can be pushed together to make a second double.
For your entertainment the living room has WiFi satellite TV and a music system, with plenty of comfortable sofas and a wooden floor. French doors lead out onto a large covered terrace perfect for outside dining this area then follows on to the pool deck where a large L shaped pool with plenty of loungers welcome the sun lover. At the bottom of the garden is a gate that leads directly to the beach.
It is modern and well equipped with a great shaded area beside the villa, perfect for eating breakfast in the morning to take in the amazing view. Both bedrooms are sizeable and the beds are very comfortable. A cleaner visited mid-week which was a nice touch.
The pool is excellent and was checked and kept clean each day we were there. Our two kids were never out of it – unless they were in the sea at the beach across the path at the bottom of the garden.
All in all, it was great set up for the four of us, perfect for our kids of 3 and 5.
Sami is also a good base to visit the northern towns and the beaches along the East coast. Its about 5 minutes' drive to the Melissani cave and there are even some ancient ruins in the mountains above the town.
Being a port with a marina there are plenty of restaurants and shops just 5-10 minutes’ walk away. With some of the restaurants nearer the villa actually better than those up by the marina.
I would totally recommend it and would definitely go back.
Submitted 8 Aug 2018
Perfect position with sea in your doorstep and lots if good tavernas within easy walking distance
By David Ridley on 25-Jun-2018
Villa is ideally situated probably could not get better.
You have the sea and a pebbled beach literally outside front gate. A gentle stroll takes you to the first taverna within 100metres and continue the stroll along the sea front of Sami for lots more eating and drinking places.
The villa itself is well appointed and had everything you would need suiting a family or two couples. Lots of indoor and outdoor space and a lovely pool. Areas of sun and shade.
Only very minor criticisms or possibly how villa could be improved even further, the outdoor space would benefit from soft furnishings to lounge on other than the sun beds. It would have be have nice to have welcoming pack on arrival. We had paid for the full villa but only enough towels left for the two of us (it would have been a nice luxury to have had additional).
We did have issues with electricity going off on two occasions but this was dealt with very quickly.
In summary an excellent villa, which we hope to return to.
Submitted 25 Jun 2018
Wonderful villa in great location
By Jeremy H. on 02-Jun-2018
We really liked the villa and location. Close to Sami but not in the centre. Very quiet. Villa is very well equipped and the local manger was very helpful.
Submitted 2 Jun 2018
By Frances M. on 13-Nov-2017
5/5 Stayed Oct 2017
The property itself was truly wonderful. It's exactly what it says on the tin. To come out of your villa into the pool, then step out onto the beach, then view the bay before walking into the calm sea was truly beautiful...
It accommodated our family of four with ease, it was ideallly spacious, especially if you've teenagers. Both bedrooms were roomy with storage one having ensuite and tv and there was a separate bathroom for my daughters with plenty of pressurised hot water. The kitchen has what it says in the brochure and easy to use including the washing machine and most importantly wifi, around about 54 Mbps, which was great.
All the shops and restaurants are close by, within a 10 min walking distance from the villa. This was our first time to Kefalonia and it won't be our last, although we visited the island out of season, we thoroughly enjoyed it as was still very warm and not to hot. I've recommended this villa to all my friends and those holidaymakers that wish for a quiet time you won't be disappointed.
Submitted 13 Nov 2017
Great stay in Sami
By Mark W.Lytham St Annes UK on 18-Oct-2017
5/5 Stayed Sep 2017
What a great find this property is, modern and brilliantly set out, we stayed for a week and are already looking at booking for 2018
The house is right on the beach through a little gate that leads to a walkway into Sami ( a five/ten minute walk to shops and restaurants at the harbour)
The house is modern with all facilities and a brilliant cleaner who came mid week plus a poolman
The stand out feature is the pool in the garden how many places have a pool and a beach within 20 metres?
Overall a great find and thoroughly recommended
Sami does not get “the glory” of other resorts on Kefalonia but we found a lovely working town plenty of restaurants but not as touristy as other resorts
Bob at Greek Island Retreats is a pleasure to deal with couldn’t have asked for more
Submitted 18 Oct 2017
As other guests have said, this property really ticks all the boxes. a gem.
By Stuart G.Manchester UK on 26-Sep-2017
5/5 Stayed Sep 2017
Very clean and ideally located for the restaurants in Sami and your own view of the sea. Would highly recommend and will be looking to book again for 2018.
Submitted 26 Sep 2017
Fantastic Villa and location!
By Rachael C.Bristol on 23-Jul-2017
5/5 Stayed Jul 2017
We've just returned from a beautiful weeks holiday in Kefalonia. The Villa was absolutely stunning, the pictures don't quite capture how lovely and spectacular the surroundings are. The Villa itself was immaculate and catered for all our needs. The pool was sparkling and maintained every day. The view from all aspects of the villa is stunning, to the front beyond the pool is the sea view, it was lovely to walk to the end of the garden and be able to swim in the sea. The sea was nice and shallow, ideal for swimming for all ages (pebble beach) We hired a car and would recommend doing this as its the best way to explore the Island. Having read other reviews we tried Antisamos Beach (very busy by midday but beautiful swimming water, lovely food and watersports) would recommend going earlier in the morning to ensure a sunbed in the shade! We enjoyed being able to walk from the villa to local restaurants and shops, literally a couple of minutes walk! We also made the most of the built in barbeque! Thanks to Bob from Greek Island Retreats who booked the hire car for us, we were met at the airport and taken to our hire car. Driving around the Island was a pleasure, very scenic especially the coastal roads, which at times were a bit hair raising due to the sheer drops but a lot of fun! We would thoroughly recommend Kefalonia and especially this Villa!!
Submitted 23 Jul 2017
By Helen Proudfoot on 17-Jun-2017
I first saw this property when it had just been built. It caught my eye on the website because it looked stunning. However, because it was so new, at the time, there were no reviews. I NEVER book a property with no reviews! However, speaking to Bob over the phone reassured us and we booked to go for a week May half term.
We had no reason to worry - the villa was perfect! Spotlessly clean and modern yet comfortable. It had everything we needed for a wonderful and relaxing family holiday. Our boys spent the entire week in the pool and on the beach. Bob recommended Antisamos beach (only a 10minute drive out of Sami) which was wonderful! Clean public toilets, FREE sunbeds and umbrellas, lovely choice of bars and hardly busy at all!
The villa is perfectly located - the first one you come to as you walk along the front out of Sami. It was only a few minutes stroll into the town. Lovely selection of bars and restaurants. Several mini markets with everthying you could possibly need. We ate out most days but did use the bbq a couple times which was great.
The gardeners and pool cleaners were there regularly of an evening and the villa was cleaned mid week.
We hired a car and visited Myrtos beach and Fiskardo. Myrtos was stunning! Though no facilites were there other than a public shower and toilets. There is also little shade. We only spent a couple of hours there and the swimming in the sea was well worth the visit! We then drove on to Fiskardo for a late lunch. It was the only place that seemed busy. But not enough to ruin it. It's a small fishing town and absolutely worth the drive. Many lovely restaurants - perfect to sit and while away a few hours whilst people watching!
We also visited Melissani Caves which was only a few minutes drive out of Sami. The cave descends to a lake where you get on a little rowing boat and a guide takes you around the cave. It only lasted about 20 minutes but was relatively cheap and the boys loved it. It was stunning! After that we drove on to Agia Efimia for some lunch.
Anyway, would I recommend the villa? 100% YES! We will certainly look to book again in the future.
Submitted 17 Jun 2017
Wonderful: won't disappoint
By Peter H on 25-Oct-2016
Recommended highly if you want a relaxing and very comfortable stay. It was all it was cracked up to be and the three previous reviews are endorsed. When we did wish for some on-site support, it was there. An excellent choice!
Theano, Sami Kefalonia
By M Neagus on 17-Oct-2016
Theano was the perfect retreat in the beautiful bay of Sami Kefalonia.
The villa was a fabulously appointed holiday retreat in the most wonderful setting, perfect location to unwind after a busy year, what you dream of when you think of the Greek Isles.
Bob 'the manager' and Greek Island Retreats were extremely helpful, with their help, it made the holiday seamless. We would certainly recommend this company & location to our friends and family.
I'd also like to mention the taxi company which we booked through suntransfers, they were also brilliant, on time, clean, comfortable and very reasonably priced.
Thank you to you all for making our holiday a total success!
idillic position, modern & clean.
By David S on 05-Sep-2016
Beautiful villa right by the sea, fabulous position and well fitted out having the benefit of a private pool both the owner Bob Avaient & Greek Island Retreats were both helpful and we would definitely recommend this villa.
Perfect Villa, Perfect Location
By Colin G on 07-Jul-2016
We contacted Bob via Greek Island Retreats as my wife and I wanted 3 weeks during June 2016. Our dates were free and we booked. I had looked at dozens of properties but not all ticked all of our boxes. We were insisting that we did not want to drive to bars/restaurants at night like we have done in the past.
This villa hit every one of our tick boxes. 2 bedrooms but for one couple so a bit extra room, tick. Nice garden with private pool, tick. Quality property with quality furnishings, tick. Close to a beach, tick. Near to local bars & restaurants walking (like within minutes), tick. Space on site for the hire car, tick. Premium rather than budget offering, tick. Maid service/linen changes twice per week, tick. BBQ, tick. While I can worship the sun all day my wife needs shade, could we both be accommodated by this villas position and garden furniture, tick. We knew this property was also recent onto the hire market but it was just perfect for us in every way. We booked our 3 weeks.
When we arrived we were not disappointed. Indeed, the location of the villa exceeded our expectations it was perfectly positioned to enjoy the grounds within the villa but to be able to walk through your garden gate and be on the beach outside was brilliant. On an evening using the same gate you were just minutes away from local bars and restaurants and the centre of Sami was a 10-minute stroll away. We used the car every other day to explore the rest of the island and from Sami you are not much more than an hour from any part of Kefalonia. We even used the local ferry (the blue one) to take us and the car to Ithaca Island for the day, all in price of €50 return. There are loads of local restaurants to explore along the sea front but do seek out the Melissani Taverna on the junction road out of Sami (not the beach/lake one of similar name).
Hope the above gives a taste of just how perfect his villa is both in terms of location and site. To the villa owners I would ask then to consider a couple of things that would add even more for very little out cost (1) A safe/deposit box in the villa. (2) Although use of the BBQ on the property next door was OK an actual on location BBQ, even a small one, would have been great.
I can thoroughly recommend this villa. We had a great time and would certainly consider a revisit.
The villa was perfect and set at a perfect location to have everything you want from a villa holiday.