Canary Villa

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Sleeps: 2 - 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Elegant and luxurious, yet with a friendly, personal touch, a stay at Canary Villa is everything you could want it to be. Located on the northern side of Ithaca, in the area of Pilikata, you get a complete sense of privacy and calm. This stunning villa offers breath-taking sea views, stylish furnishings and character features throughout, all just a ten-minute drive from the white sands and turquoise water of Afales beach.

When you step inside the villa, the walls are made up of old firebricks, with wooden floors and solid wood fixtures, creating a homely, warm atmosphere. Blended in are modern appliances and contemporary furnishings that give moments of luxury and decadence, to feel like you are really treating yourself. On the ground floor there is a lounge, dining room and kitchen, all open-plan, with patio doors opening onto a sunny balcony. The space is fairly compact, but with the addition of the balcony there is room for everyone to come together whether cooking, reading, dining or sipping a cocktail on the balcony, all the guests can share this space, spending quality time as a group. Also, on this floor is a beautiful bedroom and bathroom. An internal staircase leads up to a balcony, that overlooks the living and dining area downstairs, creating a social feel between the two floors. The second bedroom and bathroom can be found at the top of the stairs, offering a romantic atmosphere perfect for couples.

Outdoor living is what it is about at Canary Villa, with a wrap-around terrace, showing off the best of the views, it is easy to spend all day outdoors. The private swimming pool is perfect for cooling off on hot summer days, after which you can sit back on the al-fresco dining table, settling in for an evening of barbecues and entertaining.

Known as the homeland of Odysseus, Ithaka island is every bit as rugged, romantic and beautiful as it is described in the legend, leaving plenty for you to explore. Whether it is days on hidden beaches, private boat trips or a hike around the local area, Canary Villa is the perfect place to return to, your own oasis on the island!

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What you should know…

  • Ithaca island can only be accessed by boat or private jet, creating the feel of complete privacy! The villa is set in a small cluster of four properties, however they are designed to all provide privacy for guests. For larger groups you can also book one of the other villas
  • At this villa, a car is essential
  • There is no washing machine but the owners offer a laundry service

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Heating

The Villa
Canary Villa is located in the northern side of Ithaca, in the area of Pilikata. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and it can accommodate up to 4 people

Ground floor
- Open-plan living room and dining area
- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- WC

First floor
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom

Exterior
- Two terraces
- Swimming pool with Grecian steps 4m x8m, depth 1.7
- Sun loungers x4
- Parasol
- Dining table & chairs
- Barbecue
- Outdoor dining area
- Balcony

Amenities
- 3 TVs
- Alarm system
- Sound system
- Safebox
- DVD
- Ironing board and iron
- Hairdryer
- Small dishwasher
- Microwave
- Filter coffee machine
- Toaster
- Hob
- Oven
- Fridge freezer

Location

About the surrounding area of Canary Villa
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Canary Villa is located in an area known as Pilikatai, on the breath-taking island of Ithaka, near to the large village of Stavros. Along with three other villas, Canary Villa can be found in a private inclining property of 9 levels, surrounded by olive trees and boasting unlimited views of the surrounding area, whilst at the same time ensuring the privacy of every visitor that stays.

Known as the homeland of Odysseus, Ithaka island is every bit as rugged, romantic and beautiful as it is described in the legend. The natural beauty of this peaceful holiday destination easily charms and seduces travellers, with the ancient ruins, picturesque harbour villages and countryside walks offering something for everyone to explore. In fact the ruins of Odysseus' Palace aka Homer's School are less than a kilometre from the villa.

The villa benefits from complete privacy and far-reaching views yet located nearby Stavros; once a small fishing village and now a developed tourist resort, you have everything you could need nearby.

Ithaca’s rugged coastline is made up of limestone cliffs, bays and short strips of white sand. Several of the beaches are only accessible on foot or by boat. The nearest beach from the villas is the beach of the Ancient City of Stavros. Formed into a semi-circular lagoon, the beach is completely protected from the winds, offering a peaceful setting for you to rest on the white sand and swim in the glistening turquoise water.

Squeezed between Kefalonia and the mainland, the only way to access the island is by boat or a private jet, creating a feeling of complete privacy and exclusivity. Guests can get a boat from Patras, Kefalonia, Astakos or Lefkada and have the option to enjoy a day cruise during the holiday to explore the surrounding coves, beaches and islands!

Read more about Ithaca

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Kefalonia Airport

(63 km (via ferry))

Nearest Ferry Port Vathy Port

(18 km)

Nearest Village Platrithias

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Vathy

(18 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(900 m)

Nearest Beach

(1.5 km)

Nearest Supermarket

(2 km)

Getting There

How to reach Ithaca island

Ithaca is one of the Ionian Islands and is closest to Kefalonia, Lefkas and the Greek mainland.

Ithaka has no airport so preference is to fly to Kefalonia then drive to the port of Sami (33km) where you can take a ferry to Vathy in the south of Ithaca.

Ferry services are fairly frequent, with sailings from Kefalonia, Corfu, Lefkas and Athens (Piraeus Port). There is also a limited route between Fiscardo (North Kefalonia)and the small port of Frikes.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Canary Villa is an ideal holiday destination for families with children due to its nearby archaeological sites, safe swimming beaches and friendly atmosphere. The villa has a private terrace and a private pool for splashing about in.

The village of Stavros is just a five-minute drive from the villa, with two beautiful beaches, shops, restaurants and outdoor activities perfect for families. You’ll find the opportunity to take part in water sports on the island, and there are boat trips to explore the unique landscape, watch out for turtles and go swimming.

There are also child-friendly walking trails guiding you to special spots in the island, like waterfalls, churches and windmills. Attending local fairs and gathering olives is also popular with families.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Housekeeping service four days after arrival
  • Boat trips available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Breakfast service available on request
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit card details requested as guarantee
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Linen & towels included? Linen & towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets not allowed
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay May and October is 5 nights, June to September is 7 nights
Internet access? Wi-fi connection included
Security deposit

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 4, it will cost an additional £52 - £105 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £1,121 £1,570
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £1,121 £1,570
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - £1,838
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - £2,757
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - £1,838
Sep 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025 £1,121 £1,570
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 £1,121 £1,570
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - £1,838
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - £2,757

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 4, it will cost an additional €57 - €114 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €1,221 €1,709
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €1,221 €1,709
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - €2,001
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - €3,002
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - €2,001
Sep 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025 €1,221 €1,709
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 €1,221 €1,709
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - €2,001
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - €3,002

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people: For every additional guest up to 4, it will cost an additional $62 - $123 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $1,323 $1,851
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $1,323 $1,851
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - $2,168
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - $3,251
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - $2,168
Sep 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025 $1,323 $1,851
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 $1,323 $1,851
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - $2,168
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - $3,251

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Loved it

    on 31/10/2018

    The villas are situated 5 minutes outside of Stavros & roughly the same from Frikes if driving. There are 4 beautifully built villas each with its own colour theme, our villa, Peacock was blue. All the villas are situated in private gated grounds and can only be accessed through very large enclosed electric gates, one set for the top 2 villas and one for the bottom 2 villas.

    Finding the villas could not be simpler, Diana (the owner) arranged to meet us by the church in Stavros in her car and we followed her to the villas. Once there everything is explained to you in detail, which was great. You are also provided with a few basic grocery items to start you off with, but what was really nice it included a small homemade meze & bottle of wine and Ouzo perfect after our drive. The villa was amazing; the build quality was incredible, very well laid out, almost medieval inside, with a vaulted ceiling and gallery. A nice lounge with sofa and large dining table. Stairs lead off the lounge up to the main bedroom and bathroom; there is also another bedroom downstairs and a smaller washroom with shower just off the well-equipped kitchenette.

    Two sets of double doors open off the lounge onto a veranda set out with table and chairs, perfect for that morning breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night coffee. At the side of the villa is a beautiful large swimming pool, with rubberised steps to stop you slipping, brilliant. There’s plenty of space around the pool to relax, some nice sun loungers, table, chairs and also a big sun shade. Plus other outside areas to sit in and a large BBQ area.

    It’s very quiet here; the only noise comes from sheep, birds and maybe the odd car that's it. There are views of the surrounding hills and towards Frikes valley and the sea. The villas and grounds are absolutely spotless maintained daily by Elena who was also lovely.

    It’s certainly a place to relax, chill out around a lovely pool which gets lots of sun, and enjoy some nice food and drinks. All in all, you are just left to enjoy your stay which is exactly what we did

    We loved the villa and the area.

  • Mellow Yellow

    on 31/05/2018

    Spent six nights at Pilikas villas and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and although we had hired a car, we chose to spend time in and around the villa and the local villages. It was the start of our three location holiday and it enabled us to unwind from work and get into holiday mood.
    Diana was amazing, she welcomed us with her two little boys down in the village of Stavros, just so that we could be taken to the villas, which are up in a secluded spot overlooking Frikas Bay in the distance. During our stay we found the facilities of the villa to be very good, especially having a pool to have an early morning dip or an afternoon cool off from the sun. There are local shops for provisions, but Diana sets you up with tea and coffee.
    During our short stay Diana brought me beautifully fragrant roses from her garden and on the day we left, with a bottle of bubbly, which was totally unexpected, but a lovely gesture. Thank you Diana, Vassily and the twins!
    We would have liked to have stayed longer

  • Mellow yellow

    on 17/05/2018

    Spent six nights at the villas and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and although we had hired a car, we chose to spend time in and around the villa and the local villages. It was the start of our three location holiday and it enabled us to unwind from work and get into holiday mood.
    Diana was amazing, she welcomed us with her two little boys down in the village of Stavros, just so that we could be taken to the villas, which are up in a secluded spot overlooking Frikas Bay in the distance. During our stay we found the facilities of the villa to be very good, especially having a pool to have an early morning dip or an afternoon cool off from the sun. There are local shops for provisions, but Diana sets you up with tea and coffee.
    During our short stay Diana brought me beautifully fragrant roses from her garden and on the day we left, with a bottle of bubbly, which was totally unexpected, but a lovely gesture. Thank you Diana, Vassily and the twins!
    We would have liked to have stayed longer.

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