Olive Mill Villa

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Sleeps: 8 - 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Up to €2000 Off Autumn 2021
Recommended Pool
Wow Factor
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Sustainable Collection
Fully Catered Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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Five bedroomed Olive Mill Villa is a rural treat on the captivating Greek island of Kefalonia. Combining the charm of traditional Greek architecture (think rustic stone walls and terracotta tile roofs) with beautiful gardens, modern guestrooms and a large outdoor Tuscan-style swimming pool, the villa is a hit with guests looking to relax and recharge in the countryside. It’s even got a helicopter landing area, and the nearest bakery, taverna and shops are all within walking distance.

Set amidst a vast olive tree estate for your utmost tranquillity and privacy, and close to the sandy beach of Trapezaki, this charming property offers the best of both worlds – quiet seclusion, yet easy links to discover more of what this breath-taking island has to offer. Inside, the beautifully furnished rooms offer contemporary comfort to complement the classic yet stylish feel, with plenty of luxurious extras – think finest quality linen, hairdryer and toiletries, as well as air conditioning throughout, which gives a pretty good indication of just how seriously comfort is taken here.

The spacious villa is spread out over three sumptuous floors and can comfortably sleep between eight and ten guests. Creamy pristine interiors and well-kept outdoor spaces make for a most relaxing hideout. The stone-paved pool terrace includes soft grassy spots – perfect for children to play or for you to lay with your holiday read – and several loungers are lining the pool for finding your prime sun spot. The garden also boasts an alfresco dining area, more sink-into seating and a barbeque, and is surrounded by flowers, plants and trees for a ‘Secret Garden’ style escape.

Floor-to-ceiling windows let the outdoors in, and you can survey the stunning landscape from the private balconies. On the ground floor, there’s a dining area, fully-equipped country-style kitchen, as well as a twin bedroom with an en-suite and a double bedroom with a separate bathroom. On the lower ground floor, there’s also a twin bedroom with an en-suite, while on the first floor you’ll find the master bedroom with a king-size bed, another twin room and a bathroom with a mosaic shower.

 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Despite the villa's prime location and closeness to various necessities – the airport and Argostoli (the main town) are a 15-minute drive, while the nearest bakery, taverna and mini-market are all within a short walk and the closest supermarket is a 10-minute drive –  it’s definitely necessary to hire a car.
  • The fifth bedroom, a twin, has a separate access from outside, although it's in the main house.To use this you'd need to book for 10 people.
  • 2022, weeks prior to June 4th and after Sep. 17th rates are on request, normally only for up to 8 persons with Chef charged as an addition, please enquire.
  • Airport transfers can be booked and are charged as an extra.

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Recycling)

Property Features

Fully Catered Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD

The Villa

Olive Mill Villa it is surrounded by a vast olive tree Estate that belongs same owners.  Located at the edge of village Poriarata and pretty close to the sandy beach Trapezaki. There are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, and it can accommodate up to 10 people. The 5th double bedroom wth en suite bathroom is on request, if required, at an additional cost

Lower Level
- Twin bedroom (convertible) with fan only and with en-suite bathroom
- Small sitting area

Ground  Floor    
- Large drawing room/dining area leading onto terrace
- Fully equipped country-style kitchen & dining area   
- Twin bedroom (convertible) with en-suite bathroom & access to terrace  
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom with shower

First Floor 
- Master bedroom, king-size bed with large private balcony   
- Twin bedroom with balcony  
- Bathroom with mosaic shower       
   
Exterior
- Swimming pool with grecian steps (13x5m - min depth 1.2m, max depth 1.60m)
- Outside soft sitting
- Covered outside dining area with ceiling fan
- Large patio & garden area, with lawn and beautiful gardens
- Covered terrace
- Barbecue
- Helicopter landing
- Shaded parking
- Sunbeds x8
- Umbrellas
- Hammock

Other Facilites
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Fully catered
- Toiletries
- Toweling robes
- Hairdryer
- Safebox
- Laundry & ironing service
- Books

Location

About the surrounding area of Olive Mill Villa
Beach Nearby Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Kefalonia is a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, west of mainland Greece. It's renowned for its sandy coves and dry, rugged landscapes. Its capital, Argostoli, is built on a hillside overlooking a narrow harbour and its coastline is made up of limestone cliffs, bays and short strips of soft white sand. With its sparkling azure waters, dazzling beaches and deep emerald green mountains, the large Greek island is a popular holiday destination for families, friends and couples alike.

The villa is within a short 15-minute drive of Argostoli. There you can stroll through the markets and pick up unique souvenirs, watch the fishermen bring in their catch at the harbour or pay a visit to the Corgialenios Historical and Cultural Museum, where there’s an extensive library of rare books. For lunch or dinner, there’s a central square, lined with plenty of local cafés, bars and restaurants. For picking up your own produce, there are also plenty of supermarkets, bakeries and shops nearby.

The nearest beach to the villa is Trapezaki – a beautiful stretch of coastline 15km southeast of Argostoli and 2km from Lourdata village. The 5km long beach has shallower and clear waters that are perfect for swimming or snorkelling, and there are opportunities for you to rent small self-driven boats or take part in water sports like sea kayaking and paddle boats. There are also plenty of beautiful underground lakes and caves around the island for you to discover by boat trips or scuba diving excursions.

For day trips, you could drive an-hour from Argostoli to the picturesque port of Fiskardo. There you’ll find charming 18th-century buildings, alongside popular fish restaurants and boutiques. Kefalonia is a short distance from Ithaca, another Greek island in the Ionian Sea. There's a daily ferry that departs from the port of Sami in Kefalonia. You can also hop on a boat to see the nearby islands of Meganisi, Scorpio and Lefkas, and stop off at pristine beaches for swimming. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Kefalonia International Airport

(10km)

Nearest Village Poriarata-Mousata

(500m)

Nearest Town/City Argostolion

(12km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurants & Shops

(1.5km)

Nearest Beach Trapezaki

(2.2 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Poros / Sami

(18km / 24km)

Sightseeing Ainos Oros

(10km)

Getting There

How to reach Kefalonia island

There are two ways to get to Kefalonia island: either by flight or by ferry.

By plane:  During the busy months, the airport of Kefalonia (EFL) receives a great number of domestic but also charter flights. The airport is located 7 km outside Argostoli, the capital of the island.

By ferry: Kefalonia has three ports: Sami (SMI), Argostoli (ARM), and Poros (PKE). If you want to arrive in Sami you should depart from Patra (GRA). In case you want to arrive to Poros or Argostoli you can depart from Killini (KIL). The trips last from 1.5 to 3 hours. You can easily book your ferry tickets using the link below or the booking engine.

Kids

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

Kefalonia is a popular holiday destination for families with children, and for good reason. Not only are there plenty of beautiful sandy beaches, with safe and calm waters that are perfect for swimming, but there are plenty go cultural and archaeological sites to discover.

The villa itself is surrounded by olive groves and has gardens which are perfect for playing hide and seek in and a private pool for splashing about. Amenities like shops are within a short walk.

The capital Argostoli is 15-minute drive from Olive Mill Villa where there are more shops, restaurants and beaches. There are also churches, monasteries and museums for cultural day trips. There are also child- friendly walking trails to special spots on the island like waterfalls and watermills.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Fully Catered
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Fully Catered

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Fully Catered

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
- Food delivered /catering
- Local day-trips or tours
- Car and scooter hiring, Yacht (small S/Y or M/Y) chartering
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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 €1200 to be paid on arrival
Arrival time Check in is anytime after 4 pm
Departure time Guests are requested to check out by 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen, towels & pool towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets friendly on request
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, personal accidents and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay 7 nights
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included. There are actually two modems covering inside and outside the house.
Other Ts and Cs The rate includes a chef and daily maid. Additional fee of €200 per week is paid locally upon arrival to cook to cover the shopping service (her car petrol and extra hours). In July and August there is a weekly 5kg laundry service
Changeover day The changeover is Saturday, in May, June and after 17th September this can be more flexible.
Other 2 Chef and daily chambermaid included in the price, food and drinks are charged as extra, by the chef shopping and presenting the receipts.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Jun 4th 2022 £5,288
Jun 4th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 £6,162
Jun 18th 2022 - Jul 9th 2022 £7,702
Jul 9th 2022 - Jul 23rd 2022 £9,545
Jul 23rd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 £9,628
Sep 3rd 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 £8,087

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Jun 4th 2022 £6,195
Jun 4th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 £7,234
Jun 18th 2022 - Jul 9th 2022 £8,472
Jul 9th 2022 - Jul 23rd 2022 £9,595
Jul 23rd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 £10,700
Sep 3rd 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 £9,160

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Jun 4th 2022 €5,888
Jun 4th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 €6,860
Jun 18th 2022 - Jul 9th 2022 €8,575
Jul 9th 2022 - Jul 23rd 2022 €10,627
Jul 23rd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 €10,719
Sep 3rd 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 €9,004

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Jun 4th 2022 €6,897
Jun 4th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 €8,054
Jun 18th 2022 - Jul 9th 2022 €9,433
Jul 9th 2022 - Jul 23rd 2022 €10,683
Jul 23rd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 €11,913
Sep 3rd 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 €10,198

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Jun 4th 2022 $6,832
Jun 4th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 $7,961
Jun 18th 2022 - Jul 9th 2022 $9,951
Jul 9th 2022 - Jul 23rd 2022 $12,332
Jul 23rd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 $12,439
Sep 3rd 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 $10,449

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Jun 4th 2022 $8,003
Jun 4th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 $9,347
Jun 18th 2022 - Jul 9th 2022 $10,946
Jul 9th 2022 - Jul 23rd 2022 $12,397
Jul 23rd 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 $13,824
Sep 3rd 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 $11,834

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.

Owner Profile

Property Name:
Olive Mill Villa

Property Owner:
Lysander (actually owned under a registered company)

How long have you owned the property ?
The wider property, a family Estate, has been passed down through the generations.
In 1999, through their company, became sole owners of the Estate, which has been in the hands of the family for 400 years, and have spent much of their time carefully restoring it to its former glory, ultimately, turning it into an idyllic holiday destination.

What was about the property that you first fell in love with ?
The newly (2007-8) constructed Guest villa, built by expert craftsmen, is adjacent to a historical olive grove Estate, with an authentic flavour of Cephalonia’s past. Within the Estate, stands an early 19th century Olive Mill and an 18th century stone-built amphitheatrical threshing floor. Two austere constructions (protected by architectural listing), among the few examples of traditional Ionian architecture that survived the 1953 earthquake in Cephalonia, showcasing life at the Estate through the centuries. Particularly rare are the hand sculpted milling stones made out of local white marble. Nature also is here at its best with absolutely magical panoramic vistas of undulating olive groves all the way to the sea to be seen from different spots of the property.
The entire place, on a lush lip of land between the sea and Mount Ainos, is an irresistible combination of nature, heritage and refinement !

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The estate, near the Castle of St. George, the old capital of the island, during most of the Venetian occupation until the end of the 18th c., has been in the family since 1604.  and passed down through the generations.
The first member of the Migliaresi family , who arrived, from Italy to Kefalonia in the 15th century, was Andrea. Over time, they became one of the influential families on the island and had their name written in the “Libro Consigli Famiglie Nobili” known as 'Libro d' Oro'.
The Estate, passed down through the generations, surviving the invasion by German forces attempting to capture the sons of Spiros Migliaressis (grand- father of present owner) involved in the resistance and the effects of the disastrous earthquake of 1953. The restoration of the Estate and the old Olive Mill begun in 2004 as a hobby, whilst Lysander was serving as a Greek diplomat in Vienna.

Do you have a favourite room ?
The entire house with its terracotta old hand-made tiles is our favourite, as it is decorated with top quality fittings and collector’s items. We love the place which exudes grandeur, but also for its beauty, tranquility and un-spoilt countryside.

Why this property ?
It has unique benefits, which I list below:
•The villa, with its inviting pool, luscious garden and gourmet food, is the perfect place for all those looking to de-stress!
•Yolanda, our private chef, has an extensive repertoire and is instantly adored by everyone who stays at the villa. Once you choose what you want to eat from the wide-ranging menu, she prepares your meals using the freshest local produce and top-quality ingredients. Having a private chef means guests do not have to worry about the shopping, cooking or clearing up.
•Guests also value the wide range extra activities and concierge services avilable to them including; water skiing, kayaking, snorkeling, boat chartering and massages at home.
•Besides having full access to the villa, its private garden and pool, guests may also visit and dine at the magnificently restored 19th century Olive Mill and threshing floor located within the wider estate. For many, this is a memorable and once in a lifetime experience.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

...Really do ?
•Sea cruise by private boat (we can arrange that)

...Really eat ?
•At Trapezaki sandy beach below the property there is a good tavern/restaurant/bar ‘DENIS’ (tel. 26710-31454) which also has an area with umbrellas & sunbeds. The owner, Makis, is collaborating with us and we can arrange to book you a table, etc.

...Really see?
•Visit the nearby Venetian CASTLE  of ST. GEORGE, atmospheric and with impressive views. Was the capital of the island until 1757.
•Visit the nearby MONASTERY OF ST ANDREW next to PERATATA village, which has a marvelous collection of precious old icons (11th to 18th century).

What inside tip would you pass about the property or the area?  
A day cruise by private boat would be a most unforgettable memory.


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Reviews

  • Thank you

    Posted by TB on 14/08/2021

    Thank you Yolanda and Efi for looking after us so well, especially after all the last minute changes. Yolanda yuou are an amazing chefand it has been lovely to have such happy people look after us at the house. We have loved our time in Kefalonia. Such a beautiful island, Ithaca also. Highly recommend a boat trip and cocktails at Trapezaki too. Best wishes from us all.

  • Thank You!

    Posted by GB on 14/08/2021

    We came here to regroup and recover after enforced separation due to Covid.
    We have recovered and regrouped in the most incredible surroundings. The care and attention to detail has been wonderful. The Moussaka the best we have ever tasted!
    Tolanda and Effie has care for each and everyone of us - their attention has been unobtrusive and professional. We vary in ages- Seven of us between 26 & 34, two oldies and a 10 week new born- and we have all benefitted from the beauty of the villa but most importantly the care and fantastic food from Yolanda and Effie in these wonderful surroundings. Thank you.

  • A Dreamy Week

    Posted by EB on 02/08/2021

    A dreamy week in this beautiful villa. We loved Jolanda and Effiewho looked after us so beautifully, the food was absolutely delicious- the highlight of our holiday!
    The garden around the villa and the Olive Mill are heaven

  • Amazing Holiday

    Posted by LP on 31/07/2021

    What a truly special week we have had at Olive Mill Villa. We have been so spoilt by Yolanda and Effie. Yolanda's food has been exceptional; we love her cucumber soup and delicious Gazpachio, not least her Orange Salad Dressing.
    The villa is beautiful with such lush and verdant gardens. We also had a wonderful evenibng in the old mill, thank you Yolanda and Effie.
    Thank you to Lysander for all your guidance and assitanc. We have been in very good hands, please can we come again?The children don't realise how lucky we have been. We had great fun exploring the island. We recommend a visit to Loudas, but walk far right to a lovely quiet beach and there is a traditional taverna up the hill behind. Amazing Holiday, Thank you!

  • Amazing Week

    Posted by AS on 24/08/2019

    We had an amazing week on Cephalonia thanks to Lysander's careful planning, Yolanda's 5-star cooking and this beautiful villa as our home base. Our only regret is having booked a one-week visit as we could have easily stayed two or three times longer. From the moment we arrived, Yolanda and Efi made us feel very much at home. The house is lovely, extremely comfortable and beautifully kept. The grounds are spectacular, full of flowering shrubs and pots, rosemary hedges and olive trees. In such a magnificent setting, one feels totally connected to the natural world, a rare occurrence for those of us who live in large cities. We spent our days lounging by the pool, exploring nearby beaches and towns and going on several day-long boat trips to areas inaccessible by other means. Lysander has amazing contacts and organized everything for us. We highly recommend chartering "My Yacht" for a day-long cruise to some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Another must is enjoying one of Yolanda's incomparable dinners next door at the historic Olive Mill, an old and very elegant art of Lysander's ancestral estate. It really is impossible to overstate what an extraordinary experience our visit to Millstone was. We enjoyed every luxurious minute of it and hope to return someday for a much longer stay. Our thanks to Lysander, Yolanda and Efi for making our vacation such a special time.

  • Impressive!

    Posted by I.M. on 27/06/2019

    As soon as we arrived we felt at home; the Olive Mill Villa just makes you feel that way. The rooms and inside areas are very comfortable, in fact I can’t remember when I last slept so well! When we went to bed a flask of cooled water was outside the room, such an attention to detail.
    The early morning view from the balcony was pretty special, looking over to Trapezaki Bay, perfect with a ‘proper’ coffee which was readily available. It was so peaceful with only the sound of bird song to break the silence. The birds swoop in the pool, such a joy to watch.
    Most of our time was spent in the garden, sitting, lying, eating or swimming in the pool. The house is next to what was an old Olive Mill, part of the owners family for generations.we had a tour and one evening dinner was served in the grounds. Quite a magical experience.
    Meals are prepared by Jolanda, who cooks amazing food. Ask for her mushroom risotto, definitely restaurant quality. We ate well, actually the scales tell me ‘too well’! If you are not sure what you want there is a menu to inspire you and the staff will do the shopping too.
    We managed to leave a few times. It’s easy to drive round the island and visit places like Assos and Fiskardo. Argostoli is the capital and has a British Cemetery, a few shops and pretty streets. We also went to the monastery dedicated to the island’s Saint Gerasimos. Filled in some images from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin which I’d recently read, and is based in Kefalonia.
    The staff at Olive Mill Villa are ever present when you need them yet unintuitive and very helpful, and thoughtful too. Certainly a life I could get used to...they even unpacked my case! This is the perfect villa to relax, the only difficult part is leaving. We definitely intend to return.

  • Amazing

    Posted by P.H. on 25/06/2019

    We had an amazing time made all the more special by Yolanda & Effie, discreet, caring, attentive and every single meal outstanding. The powerboat trip was one of the many highlights, book it. A fabulous week that passed slowing in the most relaxing manner.

  • Wanderful!

    Posted by L.D. on 19/05/2019

    We had the most wonderful stay at Olive Mill Villa. We loved the amazing pool and garden. We are so thankful of Effie and Yolanda for taking care of us the whole holiday. Every meal was more delicious than the last and the house was very cosy. We loved the beaches so close by. We were particular grateful as Yolanda and Effie were very understanding as we had two babies and different dietary needs. The house was always very clean and the food was on time. All in all it was a wonderful relaxing experience.

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