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We had a fantastic time! The villa is exactly as depicted and in a beautiful setting. The view from the very large veranda is breathtaking. The entire 3 bedroom apartment was extremely clean and well furnished. The air conditioning worked in all rooms. There were 2 bathrooms that had great showers and a jetted bathtub. The owner was so very nice! They live on the first level (apartment is on the second level and thus the spectacular view) and was very helpful and never intruded. Sometimes we forgot they were there.
The villa is close to everything yet secluded. A short ride up the hill and you are enjoying the spaciousness and surroundings. It is maybe 10 minutes to the center of Zakynthos, 10 minutes to a beach, 15-20 minutes to the airport. There is a market maybe 5 minutes and you can buy groceries BUT you will be enjoying the fantastic food, from the very close restaurants, and never cooking.
We had such a fantastic time and will definitely return to the villa. Thank you for showing us such great hospitality. We already miss you and the dogs.
This villa is a big house with enough space for four adults and four kids, in our case. On the groundfloor are two bedrooms with double bed and one bathroom, used by us four adults. Furthermore the ground floor hosts a large living and dining area and an open kitchen. The four kids lived inside the attic, where three beds and a portable bed were available, as well as a separate bathroom and some space to play. There is another bedroom and bathroom in the basement, which we did not really use. Everything was clean and well appointed.
Outside is a large terrace, which nearly spans around the whole house, so you have a chance to always find a shady place. In the morning there is shadow on the largest part of the terrace, where a large table is available for breakfast. The house is surrounded by a garden, which we did not really use because of the hot sun. In front of the house is enough space to park two or more cars.
Dionysis, the owner of the house, is very friendly and helpful. He tries to help immediately in case of any question you have and can give recommendations about good beaches, restaurants, car rentals and maybe everything else. Quite often he comes to the property in order to check if everything is okay.
The house is situated in the south of the island, fortunately not too close to the touristic centers like Laganas. There are nice beaches in the south, where you have the chance to see turtles in the water. The beaches are not in walking distance, so a car is recommended. By car, it is less than 5 minutes to Kalamaki beach and about 5 minutes to the supermarkets. Driving to the most northern point of the island takes about one hour. (You should visit Potamitis Brothers there for great boat trips)
As everybody can see on the map, the house is very close to the airport. In the main season, from around 6 am to 10 pm, planes are starting and landing several times per hour. You get quite used to it, but for example sleeping with open windows is not possible. Luckily all rooms have air condition or ceiling fans.
Overall, five stars for a big house with a friendly owner on a nice island, but one star less for the airport.