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Villa -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Agia Efimia, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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MrandMrsR...
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
280 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“high quality accommodation and good value”
Reviewed 17 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This is the first time we have booked accommodation independently in Greece and we were not disappointed. Property is owned by Stavros and his wife who own the jewellers shop Venus in Agia Efimia. Property is built and furnished to a very high standard with good views and we were spoilt for choice for where to sit and relax - balcony off bedroom or the one off the downstairs or the grass terrace below. Air conditioning in bedroom and living room was all inclusive and efficient and quiet. Free wifi too throughout. Well appointed - full size cooker, every pot, pan and utensil you will ever need. Toaster, coffee maker, large fridge freezer which contained much appreciated welcome pack of wine, orange juice, milk, bread, butter and jam so no need to worry about breakfast on first day. TV in living room and in bedroom. Iron and hairdryer provided. Downstairs toilet and shower room and well appointed bathroom upstairs with washing machine! The lovely Miranda came in every day to empty bins and clean round areas inside and outside and worked tirelessly in the heat - everywhere spotlessly clean and bed linen and towels changed mid way through our week's stay. Shared pool was small but pleasant - peace was slightly marred by a group of 4 who decided to spend their entire first day hogging the pool area and playing music - whilst not loud, we found it very intrusive. They even left it playing whilst they went off for lunch. After several hours, I felt I had to ask them not to play music whilst other guests present - they were fine about it but shows that others need to be mindful of others when in the public areas. The villas are situated on the road parallel to the main road and whilst there is some traffic noise, this is not constant and we didnt find it a problem. There is space to park hire car outside each villa. Car hire is a necessity here as limited public transport. Agia Efimia is a lovely resort with just enough tavernas and shops for it to be a great choice for a relaxing break.

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smithhumb...
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Perfect Stay !”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Garden Villas are tucked away on the hillside less than 4 mins walk from the harbour and centre of Agia Efemia. Stunning views of the harbour and surrounding area. A handful of perfectly formed 2 storey villas with a small shared pool with beds and parasola outside each villa and on the pool terrace. Stavros runs this family business very well and nothing is too much trouble. Despite the fact he was in hospital when we arrived , he was still making taxi arrangements and checking that we were ok. We could not ask for more . We shall definitely be returning next year.

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Liked best: th personal touch. Food and drink waiting for us when we arrived. Daily maid service
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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paulinera...
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect Villa in Beautiful Location”
Reviewed 21 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Our villa was very well appointed. Everything was there to make for a comfortable holiday, including plenty of storage space. The two balconies and garden were perfect for sitting on at all times of the day. The shops and restaurants are only minutes away (by foot) as is the lovely harbour. The villa was cleaned daily by the lovely Miranda and sheets and towels frequently changed. Agia Efimia is one of our favourite Greek places to stay. It has a vibrant atmosphere but is not touristy. Our favourite lunch time restaurant is Flor D'Amour and for the evenings, Pergola - run by Stella and her family - and the nearest one to the villa. Also worth mentioning is The Local. We went for many lovely walks along the footpath which eventually takes you to Myrtos Beach. We achieved this one day - 18 km. but well worth it if you like walking.

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Liked best: The space provided, both inside and out.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Amy P
Hook, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Brilliant stay!”
Reviewed 13 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We stayed for a week at Garden Villas but wish it had been longer! The villa was spotlessly clean and really nicely presented. The outdoor space was absolutely brilliant. Location was one of our favourite on the island and was a brilliant base to explore from. Owners were incredibly friendly and helpful. Would absolutely recommend to anyone thinking of visiting!

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GeoffNich...
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful villas, perfect for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 20 October 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Garden villas are exceptional for Greece, the furnishings and facilities are excellent. Stavros cares very much that you have a lovely time and has been so helpful booking a taxi from the airport, even booking our ferry to Lefkas for us. There is always some goodies to welcome you so you dont have to rush out shopping and everything you need is provided. The cleaner pops in every day to empty the bins , make the beds etc which is unusual for a villa holiday. The pool is lovely, never busy as most people go out in the day and the views from the pool and the villas are beautiful. I would say that the pictures on the website do not do the villas justice. There are many repeat guests stay here which speaks volumes. The resort itself is a quiet fishing village, enough buzz in the evenings in the restaurants for us but not for you if you like partying. There are a few supermarkets in the village and a couple of butchers. You may not notice them at first as the meat is not very visible but they are just past Stavros jewellry shop and if you can communicate what you want are great value and much cheaper than the supermarkets. The best meal we had was also just past the jewellry shop, very busy with locals which is always a good sign.

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Liked best: The views, the villas and Stavros welcome
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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