Villa Nireaus, Sami, Kefalonia

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4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 3 baths
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"Contempory Villa with captivating views over Sami Bay."

The space
Villa Nireaus, Sami, Kefalonia

Set amongst the lovely pine woodland that tops the descent into the fishing village of Sami, this outstanding location offers superb views over Sami Bay with Ithaki in the far distance and the lovely lush hillsides embracing it on three sides. Electric gates ensure that stray members of the local goat herds don’t stray in to the grounds, which are well tended, planted with flowering shrubs and citrus trees and with a neatly mown lawn.

The light and spacious open plan living area of this stunning villa is furnished in an easy contemporary style with excellent quality modern sofa and chairs and a plasma TV and DVD player. The dining area has a solid dark wood table with creamy leather chairs and the sleek Italian kitchen has an expanse of well-lit gleaming granite workspace, dishwasher, large fridge freezer and built-in full oven with ceramic hobs. From both the kitchen and the living area patio doors open to a wide covered dining terrace with those lovely panoramic views over the garden and swimming pool terrace down the valley towards Sami.

Beyond the covered terrace, the lovely tiled 8 x 4 m swimming pool (depth 0.8m x 1.5m) is surrounded by generous sunbathing terraces on two levels where you’ll also find a stone built barbecue house with an alternative outside dining area.

On the first floor, the two bedrooms each have smart ensuite bath or shower room and patio doors to its own private balcony where at night time, a myriad of lights both in Sami below and hillside villages twinkle. There is also a convenient third shower room on the ground floor.

It’s less than a 5 min drive down the hill into Sami where tavernas and cafes line the water front, prime position, in the morning, to sip a fredo cappuccino and watch the sailing boats come and go and checking the ferries are running on schedule.

Although Sami does have a beach of its own beyond the harbour, it really is well worthwhile making the trip round to the next bay (after coffee) to Antisamos beach. Here pine cloaked mountains drop steeply down to the sea with their colours reflected in the crystal clear waters and edged by a crescent of white pebble beach. There are some sunbeds and a taverna backing the beach for lunch or a refreshing drink. Along the coast immediately north of Sami are several small coves and a little further on, the beach of Agia Paraskevi has water sport facilities.

Parking - Parking on the driveway

Essential Information:
Sleeps (Max) 4
Bedrooms 2
Shower Rooms 3
Maid Service Included
PoolPrivate 8m x 4m
A/C Included
Floor Area m² 130

Booking Information:
Check-InAny day (after 16:00)
Check-OutAny day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay 5 nights

Local Facilities:
Beach 5km
Tavernas 5km
Mini Market 5km

Distances:
Kefalonia (efl) 28 km

Villa Equipment:
DVD
Satellite TV
Dish Washer
Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Toaster
Kettle
Sun Lounger
Microwave
WiFi Connection
Safe
BBQ
Mosquito Blind
Mosquito Window Blind
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Pool Towels
Fridge
Freezer
Hob
Cooking Utensils

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Pool
TV with Standard cable
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Cot

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Where you’ll be

Sami, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece

Sami, Kefalonia

This small seaside town has been a main port of call from ancient times to the present day for ships & boats. Sami has grown to be a favourite spot for yachts to pull into it’s harbour after having a lovely sail around the Sami Bay with Ithaki to one side and the tree clad mountains surrounding. By day there is lots of hustle and bustle with the ferries and sailboats coming and going but by night the waterfront, which is lined with tavernas and cafes, gets closed down from traffic and turns into a promenade for pedestrians and has a lovely relaxing atmosphere. There are a couple of banks, a post office, several shops and tavernas in the village. A narrow stretch of beach which is sandy & pebbly is not too far from the town itself.


This region is known for its many caves, in particular the Drogarati Cave with its amazing stalagmites & wonderful acoustics and the Melissani Lake with its beautiful blue water and fascinating natural wonders. It that has been discovered that the water from the Katavothres, near Argostoli, travels underground and reappears in Karavomilos via the Melissani Lake. The sea water mixes with the fresh water and is rather dark at the Karavomilos lake before it goes back into the sea again. The taverna which is next to the lake has lovely views towards Sami with the mountains in the background and literally right on the sea’s edge overlooking the bay of Sami, a perfect way to spend an afternoon and contemplating life over a bottle of the famous Kefalonian Robola wine. The beautiful pebbly/shingly beach of Antissamos is located just a couple of kilometers outside of Sami and well worth a visit or two for its setting and beautiful clear waters. The hilltops between Sami and Antissamos have fantastic views and interesting historical ruins like the medieval bell-tower of the Monastery of Panayia Agrilion amazing views of the Bay of Sami, Ithaki and down to Antisammos beach , plus the walls of the ancient acropolis called Kyatis and the ruined Monastery of Agia Fanendes.

From Sami it is very easy to drive north to the Agia Paraskevi beach or the harbour village of Agia Efimia and onto either Myrtos Beach or further north the tranquil village of Fiscardo. Whilst a drive to the south of Sami takes you to Poros and the lovely sandy beach resort of Skala. Argostoli is only a 30 min drive away and another option if you are looking for a more buzzing atmosphere and stock up at one of the fruit & veg markets on the waterfront.

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Villa Rental Specialist Since 1984. We select quality Villas that we'd choose for our own holidays. We really know the places, not only visiting each one but staying in many too. We won’t intrude on your holiday but will always be in the background with 24 hour assistance should you require it. You'll have your own ideas about how to spend your holiday time and we’d love to pass on our local tips to help you plan. When you’ve booked, we’ll send you our online Island Guide full of insider info about recommended places to eat and shop, along with the best beaches and things to do. With well over 30 years of experience behind us you can be sure you'll be safe hands.
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During your stay

We, at Freelance Holidays, manage the properties on behalf of the owners. We will provide you the details of our 24/7 contact person, Diane, who lives on Crete and is available to ensure everything goes smoothly, before & during your stay with us.

She will send you a message just before your holiday starts so you will have her details. Should you need anything during your stay, please contact her as she has had nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality field & knows the island well & apart from English she speaks Greek & can sort out just about anything.

We provide very good directions which you need to download from the Airbnb Itinerary once you have booked. On these directions it explains where the keys will be & step by step on how to get to the accommodation.
Once you arrive, you just let yourself in & start to enjoy your holiday.

Freelance Holidays provides a Property Manual inside the accommodation which tells you all about the important things ie. wifi codes, hot water systems, where to take your rubbish & how things generally work in the villa.
Plus, there is a very good Freelance Holidays information booklet about Kefalonia in the accommodation for you to use throughout your stay. Here you will find further details about places to go, beach maps plus a taverna guide.
We, at Freelance Holidays, manage the properties on behalf of the owners. We will provide you the details of our 24/7 contact person, Diane, who lives on Crete and is available to…

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Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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