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The Walnut Tree - villa in rural Kefalonia

The Walnut Tree villa and pool - view from the garden
9 reviews
The Walnut Tree villa and pool - view from the garden
The Walnut Tree villa
Long view of The Walnut Tree from the villa's private track
Pool terrace in early summer.
Pool terrace at The Walnut Tree villa
Downstairs living area
Downstairs sitting area
Downstairs twin bedroom
Downstairs double bedroom
Upstairs open plan living area
Upstairs kitchen area in open plan living room
First floor full bathroom
Upstairs double bedroom
Twin bedroom - first floor
Extra beds on first floor at The Walnut Tree villa
BBQ area
The Boule Court
Dining on the pool terrace
Assos village
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Villa -
5 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 13
Sami, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands
The Walnut Tree villa's central position on the island ensures easy access from Kefalonia's airport, a half an hour drive from the capital of Argostoli. The villa is set in an acre of gardens and orchards with a large swimming pool - we also have table tennis, badminton and a boule court. Should you want to tear yourself away from the tranquility of The Walnut Tree, there are other major attractions nearby which include the cave/lake of Melissani, famous Myrtos Beach and the beautiful little port of Fiskardo. Activities available locally are sailing, diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, cycling and walking. There is a very good riding stable just outside the town of Sami and Donkey Trekking can be booked in the village of Grizata. There are tennis courts at Karavomolis. At Antisamos beach there are several good beach bars and taver... Read more
About the Owner, Rees J
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Our guests are looked after by our agent Spyros Dorizas their stay (his mobile is on the arrival instructions) and he will help with any information or problems that may occur.
We also have an excellent team looking after the garden and pool (Gary and Elaine Roney) and Vjolca Trifi who services the villa once a week or more by arrangement.
All of our team live locally and will be able to answer any questions our guests may have.
Occasionally we are around (we normally return to UK in the summer months) when we have guests at the villa - and it has been a great pleasure to meet up and in some instances kept in touch over the years.
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Listing #HL6910510
Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 9 reviews
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We absolutely loved our week in the Walnut Tree. Unusually, everything - the island, the house, the beautiful surroundings, the crystal clear sea - exceeded our expectations! The house is well equipped and comfortable and genuinely feels like a family home rather than a holiday rental. Everything had been well thought out, worked well and was spotlessly clean so we...

Management response:

Oh Lucy! What a great review. It certainly feels like you absolutely 'got' The Walnut Tree. So very glad you liked it ....and thank you!


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Graham M
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

For a large family group (in our case 2 Grandparents, 4 Parents and 5 Grandchildren) this Villa, combined with the location just outside Sami, was perfect. The Walnut Tree is located in a quiet area of countryside a 5 minute drive from Sami which is a small coastal town with harbour and a good selection of shops restaurants and bars....

Management response:

Thank you so much for this lovely review and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Walnut Tree very soon. We were interested in your comments about Myrtos Beach. Although as you may know there have been some issues with access and the construction of the road/bridge above (such a magnificent achievement), this beach is such a...


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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at The Walnut Tree and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a slice of heaven. We started our days off with delicious breakfasts outside on the terrace as we gazed at the mountains around, watched the playful birds and the butterflies, enjoyed the local bread, honey, eggs and fruit from the garden's citrus...

Management response:

Fabulous review - we do appreciate our guests giving such positive feedback. Thank you.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(7)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
At booking confirmation, the owners will send the lead guest a copy of our Booking Form to be filled in with names and ages (if 18 or under) to enable the villa to be prepared for...
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    7 Twins
    3 Kings
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20 May 2018 -
10 Jun 2018
Summer Half Term 2018
7 nights
11 Jun 2018 -
25 Jun 2018
Early Summer
3 nights
26 Jun 2018 -
9 Sep 2018
Summer 2018
7 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: $366 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Our immediate neighbourhood consists of farmland, olive groves and orchards and we are surrounded by beautiful views .... of the mountains, glimpses of the Ionian Sea and the island of Ithaca. The villages of Karavomolis (with restaurants and shops) and Poulata (with one of the most famous island tavernas - Robilis) are both 2 ks away. Sami (port and regional centre) is 4 ks away. The famous cave lake of Melissani is 2 ks from the villa. Many little coves - so delightful for evening swims - are scattered along the Sami/Aghia Efimia road a short drive away. The beaches of Antisamos and Myrtos are further away (10 mins and 20 mins drive respectively) but so worth it!
Getting around
Kefalonia Airport (EFL) is an 40 minute drive away, with the ferry ports of Sami and Poros respectively 4kms and 18kms away from the villa. The mainland of Greece (Peloponnesus and Patras/Athens) and onward to Italy are easily reached from these ports.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: EFL Keffalinia: 35.0 km
Ferry: Sami: 4.0 km
Directions are sent on payment of balance together with information about contact with our agent and access to the property.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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