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Family Villa with Spectacular Views in rural Kefalonia near Sami - Perfect Villa for all Age Group Family Holidays - free WiFi, Table Tennis and Boule Court
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (12 by arrangement) in 5 Bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: 5 bedrooms - 3 doubles/2 twins. There is air-conditioning in all bedrooms and throughout the upper floor. Plenty of wardrobe and storage space, good lighting and mirrors are in each bedroom. There are two chair/beds in the upstairs apartment. A cot(crib) and extra put-u-up bed are also available.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10 - There is an over occupancy charge of £15 per adultThere is an over occupancy charge of £15 per adult
Minimum age of primary renter:
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
The nearest beach is a five minute car drive and about a twenty minute walk from the villa. Between Karavomolis and Aghia Efimia (going north up the coast), there are many little coves perfect for early morning and evening swims and a spot of snorkelling. At Antisamos Beach, about fifteen minutes drive away, there is a range of water sports and opportunities for snorkelling. Famous and beautiful Myrtos Beach is about twenty five minutes drive through the port of Aghia Efimia. There are many beautiful beaches all around Kefalonia.
The nearest airport is Keffalinia (Argostoli) - Kefalonia's only airport. It is about 40 minutes drive away. Car hire is recommended for visitors to the villa. We can arrange for guests to be met at the airport with a car or to have a car delivered to the villa. There are passenger/car ferry services from mainland Greece to Sami from Patras and from Kilini to Poros. There are also ferry services to Italy (via Patras) from Sami, at Pessada to Zante, and at Sami and Fiscardo to Corfu and Lefkada.
The villages of Poulata and Kavaromolis are about two kms away respectively. The port of Sami is about four kms away. The capital of Argostoli and the airport are a drive of about 35 to 40 minutes. The cave/lake of Melissani and the cathedral-like cave at Drogarati are within a 10 minute drive. The very pretty harbours at Fiskardo, Poros and Assos are all within an hour away and well worth visiting either by road or by boat (available for hire in Aghia Efimia).
There is a wonderful taverna called Robilis at Poulata and at Karavomolis there is a supermarket, a good bakery, restaurants (Zervati - good fish restaurant, The Mill - dine on the edge of the sea) and two hotels. In the port of Sami, you will find ATMs, post office, medical centre, tourist information, supermarkets, shops, bars, restaurants and tavernas and of course the busy port with ferries coming and going, fishing boats (buy fish straight from the boats) and a great variety of yatchs from all over the world. The Walnut Tree's central position on the island gives our guests easy access to the delights of Kefalonia whether it be visiting ancient sites, pretty ports (Fiskardo, Assos, Poros), mountain villages, or tasting the great variety of traditional Greek cuisine of which Kefalonians are justly proud. There are many wonderful walks along the old roads of the island, through olive groves, mountain passes and in the spring and autumn through a countryside which blooms with wild flowers of every colour imaginable.
On the waterfront of the capital Argostoli, there are meat, fish and fruit markets - the produce here is of exceptional quality - we would recommend the pork as one of the island's best products along with excellent local feta and of course the fish. There are many monasteries (watch the sun go down from the monastery just above Myrtos), churches, castles, ancient ruins, deserted villages and beaches to discover and enjoy - each one so different and special.
The island of Kefalonia provides its visitors with plenty of scope for adventure both for the beginner and for the more experienced.
Horse Riding and Donkey Trekking
There is a riding stable off the Sami to Poros road (within ten minutes drive) and Donkey Trekking available at Grizata also near Sami.
An excellent diving school at Aghia Efimia (9 kms from the villa) provides tuition for the uninitiated and dive sights for those with their PADI qualifications.
Climbing, caving, extreme hiking and biking, four-wheel touring
There are several companies in Kefalonia able to provide adventure sports with instructors and guides.
There are a couple of companies providing wine tours, visiting the five wineries on the island with tasting opportunities.
About Celia Jenkins
We have to pinch ourselves on a regular basis: we live just above the beach in our garden flat in Devon for two thirds of the year and have our Spring and Autumn in Kephalonia. We bought The Walnut Tree as an abandoned building site on a holiday whim. Our friends thought we were crazy - until they visit us. Now they think we are lucky - as we do. We love Kephalonia and all that goes with it. MESSAGE TO FUTURE GUESTS. Please be assured that I will always contact my inquirers by telephone AND OUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS NOW IN PLACE ON OWNERS DIRECT WEBSITE. The one thing all renters expect when renting holiday accommodation is peace of mind about the booking of their chosen holiday villa. I plan to provide this to the best of my ability.
Celia Jenkins purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Celia Jenkins chose Kefallonia Regional Unit
We had the idea of buying a plot of land before we both retired so that we could build a house, and more particularly, make a Mediterranean garden in a leisurely manner with loads of time at our disposal. When we saw the location of The Walnut Tree it all seemed to fit. It was near enough to civilization to be convenient and removed enough to be peaceful. The mountain views were spectacular, we could see the Bay of Sami, the island of Ithaca and the surrounding countryside with just a few neighbours.
What makes this Villa unique
Our main delights at The Walnut Tree are the garden, the views, the wonderful skies (dawn and dusk are particularly spectacular), the sounds of the Greek countryside (birds, sheep, goats, donkeys, cows, distant church bells .... or nothing) and planning future projects for both the house and garden. Of course, when we are sharing the house with our family and friends, it all becomes even more worth while. It seems that from the comments and reviews of all our guests, our delights are theirs too.