Sleeps 8
Price per week €5028—€9291

What a special place! Yes, it is an amazing location, but what really makes this place are the people, especially Yolanda and her amazing cooking! Coming off season is something I would recommend to others. Whilst you take a bit of a gamble on the weather, the emptiness of the beaches is a bonus

Tony, London

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Living Space

4 bedrooms:
Master double bedroom with en suite bathroom and own balcony with sea views
Double bedroom with own bathroom
2 twin bedrooms with shared bathroom
A further twin bedroom with en suite bathroom is located on the lower ground floor, suitable for teenagers or a nanny.

Large drawing room /dining room leading to a spacious terrace with a shaded seating and dining area
An extensive separate, fully equipped, kitchen links with dining area


Swimming pool (13 x 5m) with Roman steps.
Air conditioning and heating
Sound system
3 Plasma TVs
Satellite TV
DVD player
CD player
ADSL Internet
iPod dock
Washing machine
Tumble dryer
One set of airport transfers included in July and August
Helicopter landing possible on the estate
Boat charter nearby
Welcome hamper containing wine, honey and olive oil
Additional provisions will be possible on request (payable locally)

In-house folder which contains useful information and tips on beaches, restaurants, taverns, excursions

EOT 0830K100589401

Domestic Services

Full time maid service – in July and August there is an additional maid service in the afternoon – as well as personal laundry, included in the rate at peak season
Fabulous in house chef/cook included mid to high season
Full concierge service offered by the owners including reservation of cars, boats, motorcycles, restaurants, extra personnel, in house massage

Pool guy

Private laundry by arrangement out of high season


Iris House lies walking distance from Trapezaki beach
Lithero beach is 7 minutes by car, and is one of the best secluded beaches on the island
Koroni beach is 10 minutes by car, and has its Robinson Crusoe bar
Argostoli is 12km
Bakery and two tavernas just a short walk from the house


From the end of May to end of September you can fly to Kefalonia from London and some regional airports.
Flights to Kefalonia also from Munich, Vienna, Salsbourg, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Stockholm & others.

The house is only a 15 minute drive from the airport.

Car hire essential at this house.

Local Information

The magnificent scenery of the island can be best enjoyed on foot, and Kefalonia remains a popular destination for walking and hiking enthusiasts. Follow the tracks and ancient paths that crisscross the island, and discover the delights of Kefalonias’ wildlife and flora, as well as an insight into the history of the area.
As well as the many charming fishing villages, traditional hamlets, and a host of spectacular beaches to visit, other day trips on Kefalonia include the picturesque Fiskado, the harbour town of Sami (where the famous film ’Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ was filmed), the Caves at Melissani and Drogorati and the neighbouring island of Ithaka.

Our View

We arrived at Iris House on a beautiful September evening, just as the sun was setting. The owner showed us to a gem of a villa which has been lovingly restored by him and has resulted in a fabulous paradise close to the sea.
It sits on the edge of this huge historical estate and is built in the style of a Cephalonian manor house and with an imposing restored old olive mill nearby. There are breathtaking views of glorious countryside and the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea.
It is so lovely to visit a villa with such a glorious garden with so many flower filled corners to sit in.

The pool is set slightly below the main terrace and has Roman steps leading down into the water.
The villa is so elegantly furnished with exquisite antiques and beautiful objects collected by the owner’s family which gives it a sophisticated yet laid back and charming style.The food was utterly delicious, Yolande created a fabulous 3 course dinner, which started on the terrace with a cocktail and Cefalonian pistachios (apparently the best in Europe!). The highlights were the fabulous view, the food and the cocktail menu (which even showed you the recipes for drinks!). It is worth mentioning that, thanks to the wonderful chef, this house is a top culinary and wine tasting destination. This is the only house on the island with an in-house chef.The house is available for weddings in May, June and September. The reception and dinner can be dealt with by a fabulous local wedding planner for up to 70 people.

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