Villa Grand Avali
Nestled in a small cove, just 30 meters from the sea, overlooking crystal-clear water and sandy shores, this new spacious villa offers 240 sq.m. of living space, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a playroom, a spacious living room, a roofed balcony, a large veranda and scenic terraced gardens, which lead straight down to the water's edge, where a gate divides the property from the sea and the flat rocks below, suitable for sunbathing and swimming. One can also continue onto the beautiful sandy St Thomas' Beach, which is a mere 3 minutes’ walk from the property.
The villa's interior arrangement is' upside down'! The living room, the kitchen and one of the double bedrooms with separate bathroom are on the upper level, while the rest of the sleeping quarters are on the lower level - a traditional Greek arrangement. There is also a playroom, equipped with a table tennis table, on the lower level.
We want our guests to enjoy our villa as their 'home away from home'. So, apart from very personal items, we've furnished it to the same standard as our own home. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have ample storage for clothes and personal belongings.
No expense was spared in the construction and furnishing of this lavish house. Predominately modern in style, it boasts large glass doors to take full advantage of the stunning views, which can be enjoyed from all rooms. Enjoy the semi-private coast located just a few meters away.
The area offers the perfect balance between relaxing isolation and easy access to the more cosmopolitan part of the island. There are no hotels in the surrounding area, and the few private villas are situated far enough to maintain an intimate atmosphere. There are a couple of taverns and a beach canteen within walking distance , while a short drive will bring you to several restaurants and mini markets.
Ideal choice for a group of friends, a large family ortwo sharing, looking to enjoy the sun and the sea secluded from the crowded touristic areas of the island. The grounds surrounding the villa can provide an elegant backdrop for a wedding party or special event of up to 100 guests. For large events, advance arrangements are required.
Greek tourism enterprise registration no (MHTE 0458K10000410201)
A magical place (July 2018)
What a magical, beautiful place, i was convinced that it was going to be to good to be true as the photographs looked beautiful but infact the photographs didn't do the place justice. Im already planning for next year as we can't wait to come back and visit again. This time for longer!
We had a great time! Thank you! (June 2018)
This place is amazing with so much privacy, hospitality and charme starting with the welcoming and the Bulgarian flag on the terrace. Magical view, just on the beach, perfect location. There wasn't one thing we needed that wasn't provided - even lounge chairs for the garden and the beach, canoes, games, etc... The owner was extremely hospitable, helpful and accessible.
A super villa (June 2018)
Really lovely week in a super villa. So close to the sea you could almost dive in from the balcony. We were 7 adults and cooked quite a bit in the kitchen & on the BBQ . We ate locally along at the beach tavernas and at the village. A thoroughly relaxing holiday in a beautiful place with truly amazing views over the sea ! Thank you Spyros !
Fantastic !! (July 2017)
We have just spent one week in this fantastic villa, alongside the sea. It is well equiped (even a PS4 for the kids...), with an astonishing view.
The owner is very friendly. We highly recommend this house to sit back relax and spend fantastic holidays with friends. Totally 10 personns can sleep there. What is more, a good taverna is only 3 minutes by walk through the beach.
Superb villa right on the coast (May 2017)
All the good things that have been said in earlier reviews about this special place are true.
It truly did exceed our expectations which were already high having read the reviews. We were a large family group ranging in age from six to sixty plus and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the stay.
Upstairs is the spacious terrace with spectacular views over the sea towards Zante and inland towards Mount Ainos. The terrace gets sun just about all day and is equipped with recliners, table and chairs and a large umbrella to provide some shade. Spyros had raised the Union Jack alongside the Greek flag for us British guests which was a nice touch. There is a large barbecue with ample grill space for food for everyone. Barbecuing fresh fish from the market was a real highlight for us.
Inside is a well-equipped kitchen and spacious living area with TV, music equipment and a Play Station with assorted games that went down very well with the nine-year-old in our group. All windows and just about all doors have insect screens.
Along a corridor is a bathroom with shower, wash basin and toilet. Further along is a bedroom with its own terrace, again with insect screens on the sliding door.
Downstairs is a utility room, a bathroom (with bath with shower over), basin and toilet together with three bedrooms one of which has its own en-suite shower room and toilet. There is a games room with its own small fridge for keeping drinks cool.
Outside are extensive terraced gardens with lots of grass areas to relax on the recliners and plentiful garden furniture both in sun and shade. There is an outside shower near the house and a further one at the bottom of the path that leads to the sea. Lots of rosemary hedging to provide herbs for the barbecue and, when we were there, fruit trees with cherries, plums and lemons.
A real highlight was the football goal, badminton/volley ball net and table tennis table and associated equipment all of which got lots of use from our party.
The path to the sea leads to flat rocks for sunbathing with deep water swimming either using steps provided or just diving in. A couple of minutes walk along the rocks leads to the charming St Thomas beach with two tavernas. Bliss.
Kayaks and life jackets are provided for use in the sea and were very useful for paddling around to both St Thomas beach as well as a quieter beach further round the coast that we had to ourselves on every visit.
Night Manager living - at B&B prices. Absolutely Fabulous (May 2016)
There is good and then there is truly excellent. And above that you have Villa Grand Avalli. Perfect swimming in beautiful, crystal clear azure sea. Panoramic views to die for. Private. Secluded. Immaculately fitted out. Kayaking, badminton, table tennis. Satellite TV, tastefully furnished, incredible incredible value. Family group of 7 for a week May into June. Not one malcontent - not a single criticism. just feel incredibly fortunate to have stumbled across this place. This villa genuinely feels like the one you would buy if you won the lottery. And yet you stay here for less than £400 per couple. Amazing. Champagne lifestyle for lemonade rental. And to close. What happen in a crisis? Our BMW hire car burnt its clutch out travelling the 20 minutes from the airport. No it really did. Spyros stayed with me - having phoned the car rental company - keeping me informed of every development. Within an hour Georges & Stavros arrived with a 52km on the clock brand new replacement. This would NOT have happened had Spyros not gone the extra mile. Phenomenal place - phenomenal man. Without a millisecond's hesitation. Book this tiny piece of Aegean heaven.
Mardley Massif. Herts, UK
Hoilday/Wedding/Honeymoon perfection in one villa Grand Avali !!! (June 2016)
Amazing beautiful Villa !! Holiday fantastic stay at Villa Avali amazed the minute we walked through the door!! Spyros was there to greet us , with a lovely home made olive oil, Jam ,coffee!!!! etc The villa offered all that you could want for and more !! The photo's don't do it justice - it was SuperFantastic blown away by the breathe taking views - the surrounding grounds Kayaking, table tennis, badminton, volley ball - Fishing attempted !! swimming and lots lots more........ The villa- well amazed loved it- wanted to swap with Spyros. If I win the lottery ill be calling you up Spyros !! will definitely be back xxx Thanks for letting us stay my family & friend's that stayed else where on the island where also blown away by the beauty & size. Had our wedding at villa Avali and my god Beautiful couldn't have wanted it anywhere else the perfect villa / amazing wedding & honeymoon .........shame the fairy tale had to end x
Sezra. Whitstable, United Kingdom
Exceeded all expectations (July 2016)
The home was beautiful and equipped with everything you could possibly want . The beach and surrounding nature was incredible. Spyros is a wonderful host.
You Will Not Want to Leave!! (July 2016)
I would unreservedly recommend you book this villa. We stayed here as a group of 8 ( 6 adults and two teens) for a two week period and are already thinking about a return visit. Spyros the owner is a super guy and was there to greet us, get us settled in and help us out as and when needed. He can e very proud of his property as it is really one of a kind being a lovely property in an amazing location.
The property is very well equipped and includes four bedrooms ( 2 had a large double bed and 2 rooms each with two twins) with an additional room with a sofa bed and three bathrooms. It comfortably accommodated our 8 people. the house is really well equipped with the kitchen having all mod cons, all bedrooms having (much needed) AC, excellent laundry facilities etc etc. everything was excellent quality and we felt we were at a hotel
While the interior is great with ample room and excellent facilities the exterior is truly the star of the show. We loved the huge deck space for lounging, dining and BBQ's , the lovely grounds, play areas including volleyball, table tennis and then the direct access to crystal clear waters, the most beautiful natural pools and St Thomas beach. It is all breathtaking.
The place is so nice you won't want to leave and explore the rest of Kefalonia! We went around the island for a few days but were always looking forward to coming back to this gem of a property - a little piece of paradise
My advice: Book up and you will not regret it.
A perfect holiday! (June 2015)
We spent an incredible holiday with my friends at Grand Aval Villa, so beutiful that words are useless! The villa is located in a quiet bay, nice decorated, everything is perfect clean plus a stunning view! I A very nice place with special people. Thanks Spyros for your kindness and hospitality! One of the best place where I stayed!
Elisabeta L. Norwich, United Kingdom
Settimana meravigliosa a Villa Grand Avali (June 2015)
Abbiamo trascorso una settimana meravigliosa in due famiglie (4 adulti e 5 ragazzi) a Villa Grand Avali a Cefalonia, una moderna e curata location immersa nella natura tra mare e montagna ma allo stesso tempo dotata di ogni comfort. La casa è direttamente sul mare, con a disposizione una spiaggia di scoglio sottostante quasi privata, lettini, canoe e tavola da surf a nostra esclusiva disposizione. I colori del mare e del cielo deliziavano i nostri occhi, in qualunque stanza o terrazzo fossimo. Molto apprezzati dai nostri ragazzi oltre alle canoe sul mare, il ping-pong, la rete da calcetto, da badminton e volley che si trovano in un ampio giardino. Noi adulti abbiamo apprezzato la comodità di avere il mare a portata di mano, il silenzio rotto solo dal rumore delle onde sul mare, la lontananza da costruzioni e strutture turistiche, l’ampio terrazzo con il barbeque per le nostre grigliate. La casa è attrezzata di ogni tipo di accessorio per la cucina, biancheria da letto e da bagno di ottima finitura, arredata con molto gusto e personalità. Tale era il piacere di starci che non ci è mai venuta voglia di muoverci, non riuscivamo ad immaginare un mare più bello ed un luogo più accogliente di quello in cui stavamo. Il proprietario signor Spyros è persona squisita e attenta anche ai piccoli dettagli, sempre disponibile e rintracciabile per qualunque necessità. Il cesto di deliziosi prodotti locali trovati al nostro arrivo, la bandiera italiana alzata accanto a quella greca su un pennone davanti alla villa durante la nostra permanenza, un incantevole souvenir donato alla nostra partenza, sono piccoli dettagli che dimostrano grande attenzione e cura per gli ospiti. Tutto ciò ha reso la nostra settimana molto, molto rilassante e piacevole, nulla che possa essere migliorato, una vera parentesi di paradiso.
A real gem (June 2015)
Rarely have we come across such a well equipped, well appointed holiday home, in fact the setting of Villa Avali is just perfect and the property spacious, clean, tastefully furnished and well maintained. The view from the terrace is stunning and meant that despite our original intention to explore the island, we spent most of our stay at the cove just beyond the garden gate! As a party of 2 families with 5 teenagers the canoes and the table tennis were absolute winners and we thoroughly appreciated the attentive but not intrusive manner of the owner Spyros. Definitely a place to go back to!
Fede. Verona, Italy
Nydelig hus med fantastisk utsikt, og flotte bademuligheter! (July 2015)
Huset er moderne og praktisk, plassert i flotte landlige omgivelser. Området føles også trygt, i og med at det er avskjermet, med en låst port i nedkjørselen til hus og hage. Vi var tre familier her i en uke i juli. Vi hadde med oss ungdommer fra 15-20år, som alle trivdes godt her. Vi solte oss på berget nedenfor huset, hvor man kunne stupe rett i havet. Det var solsenger, kajakker og badeutstyr lett tilgjengelig nede i den flotte bukta. Rett ved siden av var det et par små strender, med et par barer. Disse ligger en fin svømmetur fra bukta:), men nås lett ved å gå stien. Vi leide bil, slik at vi kunne handle inn gode råvarer, og lage endel mat selv. Vi hadde noen fine måltider på terrassen som har en fantastisk utsikt mot horisonten. Hit vil vi gjerne komme tilbake! Anbefales på det sterkeste. Utleier Spyros var hyggelig, profesjonell og ryddig. Et trygt og godt sted å reise til. Takk for oss Villa Avali:)
Wonderful (July 2015)
This villa is superb. The standard of finish is amazing. It is equipped with groceries and household items to a greater extent than anywhere else we have stayed. It has huge amounts of space-5 bedrooms and as many balconies/outside areas. The views are stunning. The owner is very attentive and was available when needed in a non intrusive way. The only thing stopping me praise it more is that I don't want everyone booking it up. I intend to return.
Tony B. Gloucester, United Kingdom
A place like heaven (August 2015)
We were in Kefalonia at Avali Sea Resort in August,for 2 weeks. Unfortunelly the time passed too quickly. The villa , the Avali Golf , the sea, the view .... everything was perfect! We were 2 families with young teenagers and we all had a great time. The villa is amazing,very clean , high standards , very well equiped , the sea is absolutely gorgeous and the owner,Spyros is a very attentive and ,at the same time, very non intrusive person. We were in many places in France , Spain and Greece , always hired villas and I can definitely say that Avali Sea was the most beautiful place of all. We will be back for sure! Highly reccomended!
Iulia. Iasi County, Romania
Beautiful villa by the sea (September 2015)
Just returned from a wonderful stay at the Villa Grand Avali. The villa was extremely spacious and well equipped with beautiful views. The location was perfect being right by the sea with a quiet area available to place sun beds.
The surrounding area is generally quiet as well, but only a twenty minute drive away from the capital city of Argostoli. Would definitely stay again!
Jessica B. London, United Kingdom
Absolutely Stunning (September 2015)
My husband and I stayed here with friends for a week from 6th September this year. The location is absolutely stunning and the villas position certainly makes the best use of this!! The view from the balcony is incredible. The villa itself is immaculate and so well equipped. Even the bedsheets and beach towels were excellent quality. We literally had everything we needed to hand and the owner, Spyros, allowed us to use the kayaks and canoes from the villa to paddle round the bay. He even equipped us with life jackets.
There are 3 tavernas within 3 minutes walk of the villa which we walked to and one morning floated round to on the rubber rings we acquired from a shop in Argostoli. Admittedly we may have still been a tad on the inebriated side from the previous night spent in Lassi. A taxi will get you there for 30 euros per journey and Spyros will give you the number of the taxi guy. Again absolutely excellent service.
The location, quality and customer service from the owner were so superb we have tried to re-book for next year but someone has already booked the dates we need. If this wasn't the case, we would certainly not hesitate. It is quite honestly worth every penny!!
Stunning Location. Immaculate Property (September 2015)
My husband and I stayed here with friends for a week from 6th September this year.
The location is absolutely stunning and the villas position certainly makes the best use of this!!
The view from the balcony is incredible.
The villa itself is immaculate and so well equipped.
Even the bedsheets and beach towels were excellent quality.
We literally had everything we needed to hand and the owner, Spyros, allowed us to use the kayaks and canoes from the villa to paddle round the bay. He even equipped us with life jackets.
There are 3 tavernas within 3 minutes walk of the villa which we walked to and one morning floated round to on the rubber rings we acquired from a shop in Argostoli. Admittedly we may have still been a tad on the inebriated side from the previous night spent in Lassi.
A taxi will get you there for 30 euros per journey and Spyros will give you the number of the taxi guy.
Again absolutely excellent service.
The location, quality and customer service from the owner were so superb we have tried to re-book for next year but someone has already booked the dates we need.
If this wasn't the case, we would certainly not hesitate. It is quite honestly worth every penny!!
Like in paradise! (June 2015)
A group of 8 friends we spent a charming holiday at Grand Avali Villa. The pictures shown on website are nothing compare with reality!
Is hard to describe in simple words what facilities we had there: a stunning view from the Villa with tourquise water, everything in it is of highest quality and exquisite good taste, bedrooms spatious and confortable, St. Thomas beach close enough to reach it swiming, and the masterpiece is the terace where we enjoy a delicious bbq ! I let to the last the hospitality of the owner who look after us very kind and provided everything we needed.
If you realy like to stay away of reality, go to paridise! I am seriously thinking to return as soon as possible! Highly recommended!
Amazing accomodation (July 2014)
This was the best accommodation we have ever had. The villa is located in picturesque place, with easy access to the sea. The water is crystal clear and you can swim in natural swimming pool, which is amazing place itself.
The villa is spacious, everything very high quality. Sleeping rooms are very comfortable with huge wardrobes and nice beds.
Table tennis also inside villa.
We enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you to Spyros, who was very helpful and welcoming host!
Fantastic holiday! (July 2014)
The photographs advertising this delightful property do not in anyway do it justice. We were totally 'wowed' on arrival. This is an amazing house with incredible views and sits right above it's very own and utterly beautiful turquoise cove.
The house is superbly appointed and the bedrooms and bathrooms are lovely. The enormous terrace looking down onto the Sea is the real selling point with great furniture for relaxation and eating plus a great BBQ area.
The property is huge and we had 9 staying very comfortably and the boys and girls loved the table tennis and use of all the kayaks that Spyros provides.
From Avali we were able to find many other great beaches but to be honest we loved our own beach the best and you could just be as happy staying put if you are not the adventurous type.
We thank Spyros for his exceptional kindness, attention to detail and nothing was ever too much trouble. We hope to return one day.
The Whitelaw Family. Suffolk
Fabulous Villa (July 2014)
A stunning villa, in a fabulous location.
The owner was extremely friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble, and we could not have asked for more. A large party with children of all ages from 7 upwards - yet the villa had room for everyone so we never felt on top of each other. Fantastic location right over the cove - with a beach a short walk away for less confident swimmers and 2 tavernas.
Overall, highly recommended.
Beyond Expectations (June 2014)
My boyfriend and I and a group of friends spent 10 days in the amazing Villa Grande! It was an incredible stay and both the experience and the house and location were beyond our expectations. The house is very comfortable and large, the views are amazing and the owner , Spyros, made sure that we were provided with everything we needed. Clean shower towels, clean beach towels, fully accessorised kitchen, outdoor bbq, air conditioning, ping pong table, sun loungers in the terrace, garden and for the beach, kayaks , footballs, raquets and so much more! Very welcoming and comfortable. The house lies just above an amazing cove with the cleanest waters ever, the snorkelling is great! just along the beach is a couple beach bars , with delicious local food. Access to the airport is super easy, 20-30 min drive and so is access to other destinations like mount Ainos, Myrtos Beach, Sami, Melissani etc. HIGHLY recommended , we will be back!!
The globe trotter. London
Great location, gorgeous house! (June 2014)
We just returned from an amazing week at the Grand Avali villa. The villa is truly one of the most amazing and fully equipped houses I have stayed at, especially for the price. There were 8 of us and the place was large enough for all, where each had some privacy if needed. The house looks exactly like in the pictures if not better. There are quiet spots for the readers, amazing water for the swimmers (completely clear and flat 24/7), great little cove for the snorkelers and diving platforms for fun. Great sunrise and sunset and nice little breeze at all times. Easy access to the water through the little beach for the careful ones. Kayaks, wifi, satellite TV and ping pong table simply complete the picture for a great place to be. Spyros, the host, is simply lovely, was very accessible and always making sure we were taken care of. It is a short drive from/to the airport, which sounds strange considering that it is a little piece of paradise. Very accessible route to any other part of the island, although you do not really need to leave unless you choose to. You have everything you may need and want right there. Not crowded with tourists (mostly Greeks around, which was part of the great experience for us) and very private although not an isolated location. Definitely a place I would suggest to anyone who is looking for a gorgeous location and villa for a group of people. Great little places for local food at walking or short drive distance. Simply lovely and worth the trip!
Luisa. Portland, Maine
Fabulous house with stunning views and turquoise cove for idyllic swimming. (July 2014)
The photographs advertising this delightful property do not in anyway do it justice. We were totally 'wowed' on arrival. This is an amazing house with incredible views and sits right above it's very own and utterly beautiful turquoise cove. The house is superbly appointed and the bedrooms and bathrooms are lovely. The enormous terrace looking down onto the Sea is the real selling point with great furniture for relaxation and eating plus a great BBQ area. The property is huge and we had 9 staying very comfortably and the boys and girls loved the table tennis and use of all the kayaks that Spyros provides. From Avali we were able to find many other great beaches but to be honest we loved our own beach the best and you could just be as happy staying put if you are not the adventurous type. We thank Spyros for his exceptional kindness, attention to detail and nothing was ever too much trouble. We hope to return one day.
Whitelaw. Colchester, United Kingdom
Лучшая вилла на острове (July 2014)
Это было самое лучшее размешение которое у нас когда-либо было! Огромная вилла с большими удобными комнатами, кухней со всем нужным, огромной террасой и выходом в море. Вода прозрачная и выход в море со скал. ощущение что плаваешь в бассейне с соленой водой. Само место очень красивое, мы остались очень довольны и по возможности вернемся огромное спасибо Спиросу, хозяину, который очень внимательно относиться к своей работе
Pavel. Tallinn, Estonia
Stunning Villa with stunning views (August 2014)
Our families spent 2 glorious weeks at Villa Grand Avali. We was warmly welcomed by Spyros and his mother, Aspasia who kindly gave us a welcome gift to get us started on our holiday. The villa was exceptionally clean, comfortably furnished and big enough for a large family. The views were spectacular and the grounds are well maintained. There is no need for a pool as you have the crystal clear sea right on your doorstep. There are lots of activities to do at the villa such as snorkelling, kayaking, swimming, ping pong, badminton and more! We did hire a vehicle to travel around the beautiful island and thank Aspasia for the many tips she gave us as we visited some more beautiful beaches. We spent most evenings on the balcony enjoying a lovely meal that we cooked on the bbq that was there. This was defiantly the best villa we have ever stayed in and would return again.
Vicky W, Grays, England, United Kingdom
Breathtaking (August 2014)
This is such a special villa in what must be an unrivalled position on the island. The setting of the villa and the views from inside and out are breathtaking. It feels private and secluded and yet you are so near the sea, a short walk away down through the garden. The children loved diving off the rocks and it was fantastic having use of the kayaks with several bays in the vicinity to kayak to. The table tennis table was a big hit too and you can slide the window right back for that fabulous view. You can walk or swim to the sandy bay of St Thomas where there are a couple of tavernas (the first one you come to does lovely snacks for lunch). The barbecue on the terrace makes cooking a delight, there are several balconies/ terraces to sit and enjoy the peace and everything inside the villa was really well equipped. Spiro and his family are so welcoming and his Dad produces the most delicious jam and olive oil. I really could not fault this place!
Ktkidney. Braunton, United Kingdom
Best Location on Kefalonia (September 2014)
Positioned in an ideal spot on the beautiful Ionian Coast this Villa is pure luxury. Superb cleanliness, Amazing views from the rooms is the best place to spend holidays with family. Our family of six (3 couples) spent all week in September without going anywhere else, because everything was there what we needed. Thanks to the owner - Spyros for great holidays.
Jerzy. Kells, Ireland
Perfect ! (September 2014)
After 30 odd hours of travel, with four young, tired children it was all worth it when our host, Spyros, opened the front door of the villa and we were faced with those magical views! The reality cannot possibly be depicted in the photos...the villas' location is truly amazing! Breathtaking views, walking distance to the beach and a couple of taverns and extremely peaceful! Swimming in the cove directly in front of the villa is an experience I will never forget...kayaking in the sea in front of the villa is an experience all four of my children will never forget! The villa is stocked with everything...inside and out. There wasn't one thing I needed that wasn't provided...Spyros was extremely hospitable, helpful and accessible. We also had the pleasure of meeting his lovely wife, Evi, and his daughters. The only negative (for me who gets quite anxious in the car)was driving to and from the villa each day. It was a little difficult as the roads are very narrow and the overgrown trees in the passing were a nuisance...but then again we had a 7-seater to accommodate our large family and the road may not necessarily be a problem with a smaller car. Also, all the roads in Kefalonia are narrow so this isn't specific to the villa and something you must be prepared for. I can keep writing about our wonderful experiences staying in this villa but one word can easily sum it all up...PERFECT!!! Thank you Spyros for making our family's first trip to Kefalonia so special and when we return again, there is obviously only one place we will choose....this time for much longer!
Paras. Melbourne, Australia