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I double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom. Free air conditioning. Fitted wardrobes, large mirror and hairdryer Safe deposit box included. Wide doors for easy access Windows have shutters, fly screen and double glazing Extra pull out sofa bed in spacious lounge. 2 travel cots and baby equipment to hire
Pool / Spa
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Baby equipment available.Baby equipment available.
No pets - only guide dogsonly guide dogs
No events - Only by special arrangement.Only by special arrangement.
No smoking - Designated areas only,Designated areas only,
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter:
- All electrical appliances to be turned off before leaving the apartment, especially air conditioning.
- White towels to remain indoors and not used for beach or pool.
- No single sex groups unless by arrangement.
Kefalonia is amazingly unspoilt by the ravages of mass tourism and has much to explore with spectacular coastlines and quaint villages, St Gerasimos Monastery and St Georges Castle. Mount Aenos has dense forests, eagles and wild horses. The lush greenery is supported by underground water systems which have caves and lakes to explore. There are several wine factories offering tours. Wonderful honey, olives, local fruit and fresh fish are abundant . Argostoli has visiting yachts, cruise ships, and a lively square with tavernas and coffee bars, music and traditional greek dancing. Nightlife is low key and family orientated. Kaligata and Kourkoumelata are traditional villages in the South noted for their pretty, fragrant gardens with jasmine and bourganvillea. Serene Villa is located in a quiet spot in the valley above Avythos bay which has olive groves, vineyards and citrus trees. We are walkable to Avythos blue flag beach which is mainly sandy and safe for families. There are also rocky coves for snorkelling or larger beaches with watersports for family fun nearby. Athens sights are 1 hours flight away, or take a boat trip and see dolphins and turtles on the way to neighbouring islands. Myrtos beach is one of the most photographed in the world! There are always peaceful spots to be found away from crowds.
Other Activities: Complementary Therapies and UK Qualified Yoga Teacher on site, guided walks nearby.
About Christine and John Hunt
John and Christine retired early and moved from the UK to live on this stunning and peaceful Greek Island. Christine was a teacher for 20 years and Head of a Middle School for Pupils with Special Needs. She is also a fully qualified and experienced Yoga Teacher and Therapist. John was a successful Sales Director from Wales who has travelled extensively and is now enjoying an idyllic life in the sun. They are your personal Holiday Reps who live on site, maintain the property to a high standard and can provide lots of local information.
Christine and John Hunt purchased this apartment in 2005
Why Christine and John Hunt chose Leivathos
We first chose this beautiful olive grove near Avithos Beach in the Livathos Region of Kefalonia, which is unusually lush and green and populated by traditional local villages and very little Tourist monopolisation. We fell in love with the special atmosphere and culture of Kefalonia and the warm friendliness of the local people. We decided to design and build accommodation that could be fully accessible by all - families, couples and the elderly or disabled and provide a very special place to have a completely relaxing holiday away from hustle and bustle. It is our home and we love it here! We are continually improving our facilities and beautiful garden. We walk regularly and although we have been here 8 years now, in the Winter we explore and keep finding new gems of coastline, waterfalls and places to be amazed at!
What makes this apartment unique
We are away from tourist spots and nestled in a green valley immersed in local wildlife. We live here all year round and are forever increasing our knowledge about the island and local culture - so we have lots of information to share with you! We have our own olive trees and make olive oil. We love to BBQ fresh fish, sample local wine and pick the local fruit and vegetables. It is our haven of tranquility by the sea! In a 15 minute gentle stroll we can be on the Blue Flag beach of Avythos, or nodding to the locals in the nearby village, or exploring the coastal paths and rural walks amongst the citrus and olive groves. Within 20 minutes we can drive to all the facilities in the town, admire the visiting yachts and spot the turtles in the bay. We are in an ideal spot for driving and exploring the rest of the island or we take our small boat down to the local marina and along the coast. When we return home sundrenched and content, we can relax and soak in our pool or read under the shady pergola and enjoy a quiet private time. We have no immediate neighbours and so we are truly SERENE VILLA