Refurbished in 2016, Villa Stafida is a grand and imposing villa, in a peaceful rural setting, with dominant views over both Mounda beach and Katelios bay, across the Ionian sea towards the Greek island of Zante.
The hillside on which the villa sits, is at the head of a valley in an area known as Ratzakli on Keflonia. To the east is the laid back beach resort of Katelios with a good selection of fish tavernas on the water’s edge. To the west, bordering several kilometres of sandy beach, is the more cosmopolitan resort of Skala. Right in the middle, between these two coastal towns and just below villa Stafida, is Kefalonia’s renowned turtle nesting beach of Mounda or Kaminia.
Tucked in amongst the wild olive and cypress trees, close to Old Skala, Villa Stafida is an oasis of calm and decadent indulgence. First impressions as you approach the property is that it is more of a mansion than a holiday home. Your attention, although distracted by the view, is soon drawn to the large infinity edged swimming pool, surrounded by an expanse of terrace with accommodating sun loungers just waiting to welcome you.
A wide shaded veranda with comfortable sofas, whose cushions just seem to be inviting you to sink in, runs the full width of the villa. Designed and built in a fashion that effortlessly blends traditional stone facades with ultra modern, cool interiors, the villa will appeal to those seeking a high degree of comfort and style. The lounge, kitchen and dining areas are open plan, with a stunning Italian designed, kitchen with black granite work tops as the focal point at the centre of the villa.
Three sets of sliding patio doors lead out to the shaded veranda, pool terrace and outdoor “al fresco” dining area. The low level, white lounge suite is at the far end, again with easy access to the outside and with great views from the entire room. All four tastefully furnished bedrooms are upstairs. They all face the sea and have been cleverly designed so that the beds in each room face the balcony doors and the view beyond. One of the most attractive features of these rooms are the high exposed pine beamed ceilings and individual balconies with panoramic sea views.