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Read what past guests have said about Villa Ersi
Marie, Canada | July 2016
Wonderful week spent at Villa Ersi in June 2016. Only a 10-15min drive to the airport yet when you're there, you feel alone in the world. Magnificient views from every room in the house. Beautiful pool and lovely garden too. We loved everything about Villa Ersi and Kefalonia and would go back in an instant. Also, hired Chef Viva for dinner one night and we were not disappointed. Highly recommend Casa Grec in Argostoli for a a nice dinner out. Thank you Julie!
Jonathan, United Kingdom | June 2016
We stayed at Villa Ersi for a wonderful week during mid June 2016 and we were delighted to find that it exceeded our expectations! Julie was a pleasure to deal with and was always happy to help. The villa is beautiful with the most amazing views. It made us smile every morning and was hard to tear ourselves away. We could have happily spent the whole week lying by the infinity pool and making full use of the BBQ! The Villa Manager Angela came to see us on our first day and gave us plenty of tips, when we finally managed to pull ourselves away from the pool we enjoyed exploring the beautiful island, we visited Agostoli and would highly recommend Greka restaurant. We also had the pleasure of seeing Myrtos Beach and watched the sunset at Pettani Beach. Lovely! We stocked up on essentials at Lidl which is a 5 minute drive away. You can either take a taxi to do this or we would recommend hiring a car if you want to explore, we used Greek Stones and we were really pleased with the service. We also had a lovely meal cooked for us at the villa by the personal chef Viva - the menu is at the Villa. Viva was lovely and so was the food, there was plenty to choose from and plenty to eat! It lasted us for lunch and dinner the next day! Just be sure to book early as it seems that they can get booked up pretty quickly! Julie has a blog on the website and I would recommend reading this as Julie nicely sets out plenty of sites to see and things to do! We are certainly hoping to return, we had a wonderful week and would highly recommend Villa Ersi!
Marie, United Kingdom | June 2016
I had conversations with the host Julie before the trip, which were answered quickly and friendly fashion. We we met at the house by Angela who was very helpful and full of local knowledge and tips. The directions to the house were perfect and it was ten minute drive from the airport via very quiet roads. There was milk bread butter and honey in the house, which was great for a quick snack before going out to do supermarket shop (which was also about ten mins away).
Tony, United Kingdom | November 2015
Just got back from a wonderful week at Villa Ersi. We had a lovely time and we all agreed that it was the best villa we have rented (including others in Kefalonia, Ibiza and Florida). The villa was spotlessly clean, the rooms and views from the terrace were stunning and the little touches (bread, water, tea, coffee, honey etc.) were appreciated. It really felt like a very beautiful home away from home. The villa was easy to find (just 2 miles from the airport) and was on a quiet road up on the hillside. The view from the sun terrace was even better than the photos and no noise from the road, neighbours or airport. Check-in was seamless with everything as described by the host. We've never gone back to the same place before but we may make an exception for Villa Ersi :)
Kate, United Kingdom | June 2015
Villa Ersi is stunning throughout and is certainly comparable to a 5 star hotel equivalent. The finish to this three year old villa is very high and all you need is right there. The linen and towels are luxurious and the beds so comfortable. Great location and literally 7 minutes from the little airport in Argostoli. The views are fantastic; the mountains on the left and the ocean in front where you can watch the yachts and occasional cruise liner heading to and from Argostoli. You are close to the airport but the noise is barely noticeable and it's a novelty factor seeing the planes coming in to land. The owner, Julie, is most helpful and polite - she does live in the US so there could be a delay in replying of emails and I only mention this in case you're someone who expects an immediate response! Thank you for such a great villa Julie.
Peter, United Kingdom | October 2014
WOW! What an absolutely fantastic Villa. Everything was just perfect, with everything you might need thought of. And that pool view, it was really hard to pull yourself away from at sunset let alone on the last day. We can't recommend Villa Ersi and Julie highly enough. Thank you, Peter & Rachel.
Craig, United Kingdom | September 2014
"My nephew said the beds felt like he was sleeping on a cloud. We were certainly on cloud 9!!!
We thought we had got lucky when we found Villa Ersi. It was quite a late last minute booking but it was just perfect. Perfectly situated high of the hills overlooking the olive groves and the Ionian Sea. Perfectly located 3 km from the airport and very close to some incredible beaches. Perfectly kitted out with everything you need; from the beautiful infinity pool, bbq, secure parking (for the hire car), sun beds and all mod cons.
A real labour of love, the Bazigos family built this beautiful villa from scratch (the coffee table @blurb book tells the wonderful story - (website hidden)(phone number hidden)-villa-ersi).
Julie is a great host and Angela was very attentive property manager. Both gave us some excellent recommendations (for beaches (Avithos), restaurants (Kiani Akti in Argostolli) and local walks (up to the local church in Lakithra)).
Three generations of our family were on our first holiday altogether in 15 years to celebrate our parents 40th anniversary. If only we had known about this secret idyll sooner..."
Rachel, United Kingdom | Sept 2014
"Amazing, beautiful, fantastic what more can I say we had such a wonderful time at villa ersi. Everything we could have wished for we had three beautiful very large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a lovely comfy beds views that we will never forget. The large kitchen equipped with everything that you needed and more with plenty of seating areas inside the villa and outside you never felt as though you were living on top of each other nice when you have two teenagers who need their own space. The pool was beautiful and lovely to cool off on those hot sunny days. And was maintained regularly through out our stay for cleaning and temperature.
We felt very much at home at villa ersi and felt that a lot of time and love had been put into this villa all the lovely pictures and finishing touches made the villa a wonderful homely place to stay we will definitely be returning thankyou julie and family for everything."
Alexander, Germany | June 2014
"We had a fantastic time at Villa Ersi! It's a very beautiful, well decorated place with a fantastic pool and kitchen. It's a great distance from the airport (though you can't hear any planes) and it has secure parking - I'd recommend hiring a car. The bedrooms are fantastic and it has air conditioning throughout. Really thankful to Julie and Angela for facilitating a lovely holiday on a beautiful island, I would definitely return here in the future."
Kim, United Kingdom | October 2013
"What a beautiful property, set in a peaceful village location but only a short drive to nice beaches and amenities. It was fabulous to have our own pool (which we thought was bigger than it looked on the photos) and had stunning views of the sea and countryside. The furnishings and decoration of the house along with the quality kitchen equipment added to holiday. This experience has truly spoilt me! I doubt there can be many villas as nice as this to holiday in. Well done to the owner."
Jasper, Netherlands | October 2013
"Me and my family were very happy to stay at this beautiful villa. It looks even better then on the pictures and it's provided with everything you need to have a relaxed holiday. The house was very clean and every 3-4 days someone came to clean the sheets and towels. I would recommend this place to anyone, especially to families. Thank you Julie for an amazing holiday!"
Natalia Romania | September 2013
"When I picked the villa for my vacation, I was impressed by Villa Ersi’s photographs, it looked like a designer home made for living not renting. So the expectations were high.
And when I got to the villa, it was so amazing, even better then I imagined. You can see there is a lot of soul put into decorating this house, I loved the marine theme that is sustained by the colors (different shades of blue, grey) and different little items that make you feel close to the sea.
The house has everything you might need, every bedroom has its own bathroom, the kitchen is fully equipped, the living has a big comfy sofa, and the terrace by the pool is amazing. We had coffee every morning by the pool and breakfast in the dinning area which has a great view. In fact, one of the things that is so nice about this house is that you have a great view of the sea from anywhere in the house: all bedrooms, kitchen, living room.
About the area, I loved the small villages like Svoronata and Kourkumelata, you see wonderful villas and gardens everywhere. There are some good beaches close (Avithos, St Thomas) but for the most spectacular one you need to go by car.
I would like to give a big thumbs up to Julie and her family who build and designed such a wonderfull place.
PS: I loved the mason jars with candles and the vintage camera & binoculars"
Albertine and Hans, Norway | May 2013
"There aren't enough words available to express our fabulous stay at Villa Ersi. The beautiful bedrooms, bathrooms, balconies, living room, the pool and last but not least the real fully equipped kitchen. Sharp knives, lots of utensils, good pots and pans everything. We loved cooking the freshly bought fish from the fishing boats in Argostoli (be there between 8 and 10 am and you will see the two famous sea turtles) or the arni kokkinisto. The villa has probably one of the best views on Kefalonia: the green valley with so many birds (and sheep), the sea and Zakinthos. With pain in our heart we left after a week stay, which was far to short. Oh yes, Kefalonia is beautiful with lovely beaches, try Antisamos. We hope to come back again."
Hilary, United Kingdom | April 2013
"Julie's house is everything and more than it looks in the photos. The house is finished and furnished to an exacting standard of quality and good taste, added to by original prints by the owner covering the walls. You could want for nothing, and keep pinching yourself that you're not in a 5-star hotel. The village itself is quiet and so peaceful ....the tinkling of the goats' bells is recorded on my phone to remind me of the lovely sound echoing across the olive trees! With a 10 minute drive to the airport it was very tempting to change the locks and stay for ever with a short commute to London every day to work!"