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Armchairs in the living room
The living area with the double sofa bed
The console near the entrance
View from the living room
A detail of the living area
A detail of the fireplace
The dining area
The small secretary
The kitchen in the first floor
The helpful butler tray
The double bedroom
The dressing room in the double bedroom
The twin bedroom
The day bed in the single bedroom
The breakfast nook
The second dining area
The kitchen in the ground floor
The first bathroom
The second bathroom
The third bathroom
View from Ivi to the swimming pool and the sea
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The private garden with the BBQ
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Sami, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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jackwoods...
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Mr”
Reviewed June 29, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Stayed at Ivi house in June 2016 - what a place!

Location was perfect for exploring the island and right on the sea front. The apartment itself was immaculate and well equipped and the outside space (both upstairs and down) was ample to relax.

Sarah and Nick (the managers) couldn't do enough for us and do a brilliant job.

The apartment within walking distance of Sami which has great eateries and perfect for a drink. There's also a small supermarket for the essentials.

Karavomylos has a couple of Tavernas which are also perfect for a drink and dinner which are all within a 5 minute walk from Ivi. The bakery is great for breakfast.

Our first trip to Kefalonia - will definitely return to Ivi in the future, perfect for an all round break!

Thanks!

The Woods family.

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member74
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
Reviewed August 21, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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All contact and communication we had with both the owner and the managers was prompt, friendly and really helpful throughout the whole process and I was really impressed by this. The house (or 2 floor apartment) was really spacious and well equipped. I loved the laid back vibe of the upstairs balcony and the convenience of the ground floor patio for easy access to the pool. The pool was really well maintained but could get pretty busy which was actually a huge bonus for my children who had a wonderful time making new friends.

For me the best thing about the apartment was the location, being within a village with a couple of reasonable tavernas, being so close to the sea, being so close to a badly maintained but extensive playground and 2 minutes walk from Melissani Cave. Walking to Sami was also really easy and Sami has a great holiday buzz whilst still being authentic. Being in the middle of the Island is also great for hiring a car and exploring the island and we drove to beautiful Assos, Fiskardo and Myrtos beach as well as south to sandy more child friendly beaches. Kefalonia is exceptionally beautiful and relatively unspoilt and was wonderful to explore

My only downsides were the upstairs neighbours who sometimes played terrible music really loudly in the evening but luckily they moved on half way through our trip. We were also not expecting the apartment block to be quite as large as it was but again this was a bonus for the kids and everyone was really friendly. One last warning the double bed has protruding posts and we both banged our shins several times!

The whole family had a wonderful holiday and we would recommend this apartment to anyone. I would like to thank the owner and managers for contributing to this very positive experience

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Liked best: location
Travelling group: Young Children
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mayaNorfo...
Norfolk
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13 reviews
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“Another wonderful stay”
Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday staying at Ivi House, a very spacious duplex accommodation which is spotlessly clean and tidy with all mod cons, with a direct access from the ground floor out to the swimming pool which was very helpful. 2 large terraces which had table chairs and sunbeds on the lower level and the upper balcony relaxing settees and 2 more sunbeds. A very nice garden with a BBQ with beautiful views of the pool and the sea beyond. This is our 3rd stay at this small complex and would highly recommend it. Nick and Sarah are so helpful and cannot do enough to make your holiday enjoyable. The island - what can I say, it is so beautiful and green, the local beach at Antisamos is stunning with 2 bar/restaurants that serve excellent well priced meals. Also Familia restaurant in Sami is fantastic definitely our favorite place to eat and it is within walking distance of the accommodation. So many lovely places to visit on the island you could be busy everyday or otherwise spend time relaxing by the pool.
Love this island and cant wait for our next visit, thank you once again Nick & Sarah

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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NVLondon
London, England, United Kingdom
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“Spacious, Perfectly located & great for babies”
Reviewed June 18, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We have just returned from a wonderful 10 days at Ivi House. It is huge! Lots of space; the pictures don't quite do it justice as the sofa area, dining area and armchairs are all in one large open-plan room, with high ceilings and chandeliers. Beautiful. Comfy beds, showers were powerful (there are 3 of them) and 2 fully equipped kitchens. Lovely first floor balcony with comfy sofas for reading/relaxing on.
As we have a young baby, we didn't get to see much of the island & didn't want to hire a car or have to cook etc. In the village, there are 3 tavernas, a bakery/cafe (with stunning views from terrace) and a lake with ducks. Some days we stayed by the pool (which is lovely to swim in) or went to a pool with restaurant at the upmarket campsite along the path. Some days we ventured to Sami Harbour. Beaches are dotted along the way, pebbly but fine with a sunlounger, sea was great to swim in. All in all, a very relaxing stay, it felt like a true home from home.
Recommendations: La Familia restaurant in Sami, the Kokoras taverna in the village square; the lakeside one has wonderful views but food was not great. The campsite has a gorgeous pool & good food.

Travelling group: Young Children
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bernadett...
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Perfect in every way!”
Reviewed May 23, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I travelled with two friends and one of them has just reviewed the apartment and the area. Totally agree with all the comments and would add ....
Nick and Sarah are very professional in their work
The apartment interior has a wonderful eclectic mix of old and new furnishings which makes it all the more relaxing
The development is quiet and it was very calming to hear the sound of the sea and the birds singing every day

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Travelling group: Friends
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Canal6372...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing beach holiday in Karavomylos, Sami, Kefalonia”
Reviewed May 20, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Spent a relaxing week with two friends in this lovely apartment, with sea views & a shared pool. Sarah & Nick provided a warm welcome, great food hamper, useful local information, maps etc about the island.
The apartment was very clean & well equipped with comfortable beds & good showers.
Linen was changed mid week
We decided not to hire a car & explore the north east of the island, mainly by walking or taking taxi's to Antisomas Beach & Agia Efimia for dinner. We visited the local taverna for lunch & dinner several times, and the bakery most days for good coffee plus sweet & savoury snacks. All staff very helpful & cheerful. Sami is a twenty minute walk along the beach & has a good range of shops & restaurants and Melissani Lake is a ten minute walk away.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Bridget S
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely villa great location”
Reviewed October 3, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Nick and Sarah looked after us very well
The villa was clean, spacious and in a quiet location with shops and good restaurants near by
The sea is lovely and clear but the beach is very stony and it is difficult to get into the sea you need jelly shoes
Great place to stay

Travelling group: Friends
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