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A PEACE OF HEAVEN
ENTRANCE
LIVING ROOM
LIVING ROOM
LIVING ROOM
DOUBLEROOM
TWINROOM
STUDIO
STUDIO
Bathroom
In the morning around the swimming-pool
Table d'hôtes
MYRTOS BEACH
Karavados beach
Karavados Bar
Organic garden
Basket of local products
Boat's rental
View from the boat
SWIMMING POOL BY NGHT
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Karavados, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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lynnejsta...
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
“I didn't want to leave, can't wait to go back.”
Reviewed September 23, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I spent two weeks in June this year at Villa Sophie with my sister, brother-in-law and my brother, we had a wonderful holiday. Kefalonia is a beautiful island and Villa Sophie was a real home from home for us to relax in. It had everything we needed, including a dishwasher and it was very tastefully furnished. From the front balcony, where we had our meals Al Fresco, there were lovely views over the garden, pool and the spectacular Mount Aenos. Having the private pool was fabulous, we could take a dip anytime we fancied without wondering how many other people might be in there! The gardens were pretty, with many flowering shrubs and an Olive Tree for additional shade. Within walking distance there were two beaches, Agios Thomas and our favourite, Trapesaki, which was especially lovely in the early morning and evening time. To the front of the villa is a small road with occasional traffic, but it is generally a quiet area, with mostly just the sound of goat bells and the eagles crying overhead.
Our hosts Sophie and Spiros came daily to clean the pool, water the gardens and check that everything was ok with us. Sophie was very friendly, helpful and spoke really good English. She had a good sense of humour, which is just as well, because I couldn't resist trying out my long forgotten French (Franglaise) on her! Spiros, well what can I say, he was slightly bonkers, but in the nicest possible way and he made us laugh a lot, he was such a great character.
I was sad when our fortnight was up, it felt as though Sophie and Spiros were new friends that I was leaving behind. I can't wait to return to Kefalonia and Villa Sophie, our holiday was a truly great experience.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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LondonHot...
London
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa”
Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Vila Sophie is a beautiful villa with amazing views and fabulous pool. It is clean and modern with most things that you would need on a holiday. There is one bathroom on the main living area and one in the basement studio. We were disappointed that there were no pool towels which meant I had to go and buy some. This is the first villa , and I've been to many,that I've had to do this. The other disappointment was the welcome pack which consisted of 2 bottles of water and 1 dishwasher tablet!
Other than these two niggles we had a great holiday. There is a restaurant within walking distance which is quite nice. It took 12 mins to walk there and 20 to walk back as is up hill all the way. A car is essential to go to the local beaches and shops.

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Liked best: The view and pool
Liked least: No pool towels and welcome pack and cleaning charge!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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mtvgb
London
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“Perfect mixed age Villa”
Reviewed August 7, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We went to Kefalonia for a wedding and stayed at Sophie and Spiros's lovely villa. Communication with our hosts was excellent with Sophie arranging car hire (including child and booster seats at no extra cost), meeting us at the airport and guiding us to the villa, as well as preparing a delicious meal for our arrival and buying in our shopping. This was a particular godsend as our plane was seriously delayed on take off.

The villa was ideal for our family as we (the grandparents) had the downstairs annexe opening on to the pool, and the rest of the family had the main areas upstairs. This meant that we could easily stop the very tiny children from going to the poolside without supervision when we needed to, but they could still go out on to the large balcony.

We were given lots of accurate information on beaches, day trips and shopping. The pool was beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean.

All in all an excellent holiday and we wish we could have stayed longer!

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Liked best: Lay out of the villa
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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e g
sheffield
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Idyllic.”
Reviewed June 10, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We have just returned from a 1 week stay at Villa Sophie- it wasn't long enough. We are already planning our return trip next year but for 2 weeks this time!
Sophie and Spiros covered all eventualities before our departure.They had pre arranged car rental for us and met us at the airport to guide the way to Karavados. Sophie had shopped for us before we arrived so we didn't need to hit the supermarket and also brought the most delicious homemade bread for us that had been baked that day.
Villa Sophie is absolutely beautiful and faultless. Extremely well equipped and very clean. Beautifully designed and furnished, both the upstairs floor and the self contained studio apartment below. Our 2 girls aged 12 and 13 loved having their own space in the studio which opened out onto the beautiful pool and gardens, the pool was cleaned each morning by Spiros who is larger than life, such fun and full of information about Kefalonia and Greece itself. Sophie is a lovely person and really helpful giving us lots of tips about places to visit, beaches and tavernas and how to find them.
The location of the villa is perfect: only 10 minutes walk to a lovely little beach and a short drive to other beautiful beaches nearby. The capital, Argostili is only a 20 minute drive away as are the bigger supermarkets.
We frequently saw eagles soaring overhead and loved sitting out on the balcony in an evening looking out over the mountain and at the idyllic night sky.
Not only did Sophie and Spiros ensure we had a wonderful stay, they also invited us to their beautiful home where we drank wine, sampled Greek delicacies and we now consider that we have true friends in Kefalonia.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Teenagers
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CarolyM37
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Special memories at Villa Sophie”
Reviewed November 14, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We came to stay at Villa Sophie in August to celebrate my sons wedding in Kefalonia. Obviously there was more pressure than usual for our stay to go well. We needn't have worried as from the word go everything was perfect. The reviews on the website were absolutely spot on. Sophie and Spiros were excellent hosts, meeting us at the airport and suggesting various places to visit and eat. The location of the Villa was perfect and we ended up being a few minutes away from the wedding venue. Villa Sophie looked even better in real life being modern, fresh and spotlessly clean. It was not far from the airport (just 20 minutes) and was near to the most beautiful beach which we walked to daily. The separate studio on the ground floor was perfect for my daughter and boyfriend to stay in and was completely self contained. It came into its own on the day of the wedding when my son and his best man and ushers relaxed by the pool, then posed for the photographer as they got ready for the wedding - it really was an unexpected bonus to have this very large room and facilities on the big day. Sophie went out of her way to reassure (both before and during our trip ) that the villa was suitable for our extended family and telephoned and emailed me to chat through any way she could help with the wedding plans. Spiros never failed to entertain each day as he took meticulous care of cleaning the beautiful swimming pool. They both had a flexible approach to anything we needed throughout our stay
All that remains to be said was that the wedding was the most beautiful occasion and our whole time in Kefalonia was made all the more special because of our stay at Villa Sophie

Thank you Sophie and Spiros

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Liked best: Everything
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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Pauline H
2 reviews
“Loved It”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Just returned from a week in Villa Sophia in Kefalonia and we had a great time. Beautiful Villa spotlessly clean with every thing you need. Sophie gave us lots of tips for best days out and places to eat and all were great. We would definitely love to go again.

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Liked best: All great
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Elke P
1 review
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed October 2, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Villa Sophie is located in Karavados from where you can reach the various sights and beaches of the whole Island within a daytrip. We stayed two weeks and drove around the whole Island. The house, garden and pool are very nice, clean and well-equipped and lovely decorated. It is really suitable for small children (at the time of visit our children were at the age of 1.5 and 4.5) as their is no staircase inside the house, a baby cot and highchair can be provided as well. Sophie and Spiros are great hosts, very friendly and helpful. They came to the Villa every day in the morning for cleaning the pool and taking care of their guests. Supermarket, bakery, meat market, pharmacy and tavernas are within a 3-10 minutes drive away from the house. The nearest beach (Agios Thomas) is about a 10 minutes walk. A car is highly recommended. A perfect location for exploring the island!

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Your age range 35-49
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