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Villa Gioia - 5 min from the beach with Private Garden

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Alykes gulf only 2km away
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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A unique traditional villa in Zakynthos island with a private garden and a romantic patio. Ideal for relaxation, giving a real insight into the authentic Greek lifestyle. If you are looking for peace and quiet as well as getting in touch with nature, look no further! Surrounded by olive oil trees and blooming flowers, Villa Gioia offers you the opportunity to recharge your batteries and return home as a new person. This traditional private villa is an excellent choice for couples or families looking for a value for money accommodation in Zakynthos island. Located at the center of Katastari village on the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea, only 2Km away from the famous Alykes beach where you can find almost anything you need! Google map location: 37.832093, 20.757774 General Descript...A unique traditional villa in Zakynthos island with a private garden and a romantic patio. Ideal for relaxation, giving a real insight into the authentic Greek lifestyle. If you are looking for peace and quiet as well as getting in touch with nature, look no further! Surrounded by olive oil trees and blooming flowers, Villa Gioia offers you the opportunity to recharge your batteries and return home as a new person. This traditional private villa is an excellent choice for couples or families looking for a value for money accommodation in Zakynthos island. Located at the center of Katastari village on the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea, only 2Km away from the famous Alykes beach where you can find almost anything you need! Google map location: 37.832093, 20.757774 General Description The villa is decorated with attention to detail and classic furnishings, folk art objects and embroideries. The combination of wood and stone exudes an intimate atmosphere that makes it a real home away from home. Spend your time to the fairy garden or head to the lovely beaches. Features The house consists of a large living room, a dining area, 2 bedrooms (one master bedroom with a double bed, one bedroom with two single beds), a bathroom, a wc and a well equipped kitchen. Opening the balcony doors of the living room you will face a wonderful stone built private patio which leads to a lovely and romantic garden. Perfect for drinking your morning coffee or having a nice lunch! Furthermore, you can read a book among the trees or just stare at the stars on a peaceful summer night. Extra Features •Free WiFi service •50' HD Smart TV •Independent air-conditioning system (living room, bedrooms) •Fireplace •Refrigerator-freezer, oven, espresso machine, electric grill, toaster •Washing machine •Outdoor sofa - bed •Outdoor shower •Baby cot •Stereo system •Iron and ironing board •Mini BBQ •Parking area The house is delivered perfect and clean with linen and towels. Additional cleaning is charged extra. Extra beds can be provided upon request. Local Area Just a short walk from the house (150m away), you will find the local mini market, the farmacy, the bakery, the police station, a local grill restaurant and a tobacco store. The nearest health center is 3.7 Km away. The nearest bus station is 50m away. The nearest beach is 2Km away (15 min walk). The nearest restaurant is 150m away. Katastari is the largest village of Zakynthos located 17km north west of Zakynthos Town. It is a picturesque settlement surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It is built amphitheatrically aside the main road offering a fantastic view to the sea. The village preserves its traditional character and natural beauty. Close to Katastari is the 17th century monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos, from this point you get superb views to Alykes. One of teh closest villages is Pigadakia, you can also reach on foot. There is also a folklore museum with an interesting collection of things, like silver plates, embroidery, sewing machines, traditional furniture and agricultural tools. Source: grekka Extra Info: All the lower land of Katastari was left for agricultural use only. From this the name Katastari was founded as Katastari in Greek literally means 'lower wheat fields' and the lowest part of Katastari which was Alykes was deserted for many years. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 00000471036More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
During your stay please respect the neighbors during the quiet hours (from 15:00 to 17:30 and from 23:00 to 07:00). We ask from our guests as a favor to water some plants in pots. When you leave from the house, just make sure that you have locked all the doors and closed all the windows. Also don't forget to switch off the air conditioning.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Manager
Nikos V
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
Interaction with guests
We welcome all our guests with a bottle of local wine and show them how every appliance works. We provide local maps and tourist guides and we make suggestions of the best places to visit in Zakynthos island depending on your preferences! While staying at our private villa, we will be anytime available and more than happy to answer to any questions you may have about your accommodation. Everything in Villa Gioia is especially provided to induce the absolute ambiance of memorable and extraordinary experience.
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Some words in English for all the users here. We went from Frankfurt( Germany) to Zakynthos in July 2017. We booked this beautiful an perfect house in Katastari. It was very clean, private, tastefully designed and we felt like at home. So many beautiful details,...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank FloFfm
Reviewed 22 June 2017

In village not far from the coast. Close to a main route but surprisingly peaceful and with very nice garden. Feels close to countryside (chickens and dogs nearby). All key amenities provided and Nikos and Christine maintained good communication and were keen to please.

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank suzwill2017
Management response:Responded 24 June 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope to host you again in the future!

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had lovely stay in Villa Gioia. Nikos is very friendly host. Apartments has one big dinning room, 2 living rooms, kitchen and of course terrace in garden. We love to stay in garden at morning and evenings. House and garden are designed very well....More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Defoot
Management response:Responded 8 May 2017

Thank you very much for your review Denis. You will always be welcome at Villa Gioia. Take care!

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Villa Gioia is a perfect place to stay if you are spending time in Zakynthos. Beautiful decor, great location, wonderful private gardens and the pictures do not do the property justice. It has to be experienced. Our host was exceptional and we now feel like...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Peter S
Management response:Responded 9 August 2016

Thank you very much for your kind words! It was a pleasure hosting you! Hope we meet you again soon. Take care!

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

As Aussie Greeks we are fussy about where we stay in Greece and the Villa exceeded expectations. From the moment we arrived we were looked after by Nikos and Christina and felt like I was at my mums village by the sea. The location was...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank AngeD39
Management response:Responded 4 August 2016

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Gioia. You have been great guests and we are really glad to meet you in person! We hope to meet you again soon! Take care.

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

If you are interested to travel to Zakynthos one day, I highly recommend Villa Gioia. A lovely and beautiful apartment to stay in Zakynthos. Everything in- and outside the house is tastefully designed and decorated. Thanks to the wonderful host of Villa Gioia, Christine and...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Y4348IWmartinb
Management response:Responded 10 June 2016

Thank you very much for your kind words. You will always be welcome in Zakynthos! You have been great guests!

Reviewed 8 July 2015

If you want to stay in a remarkable place during your vacation — a calm, beautiful, romantic, cozy and elegant home — this is the place to stay in Zakynthos. We were highly impressed with pretty much everything, from interior decoration, to little lamps in the garden...More

Date of stay: July 2015
2  Thank vitaly-fr
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The name says it all- the house of joy! My boyfriend booked this property for my birthday and I was so happy he did! The house had it all- antique furnishings with stone wall on one side of the house, updated adorable decorations with modern...More

Date of stay: June 2015
3  Thank ryannlamphere
Reviewed 16 September 2016
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Date of stay: August 2016
Management response:Responded 20 September 2016

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Deck
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Katastari is the largest village of Zakynthos located 17km north west of Zakynthos Town, sitting in the hills above the resorts of Alykes (2km away) and Alykanas (3Km away). It is a picturesque settlement surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It is built amphitheatrically aside the main road offering a fantastic view to the sea. The village preserves its traditional character and natural beauty. Alykes beach is one of the cleanest beaches (blue flagged) of the island mostly preferred for children and families.
Getting around
Just a short walk from the house, you will find the local mini market, the farmacy, the bakery, the police station, bus station, some traditional restaurants and a tobacco store. The nearest health center is about 5 minutes (3.7 Km) away. Nearby places worth visiting: Xigia beach, Helmi's natural history museum, Boat trips to shipwreck (from Alykes), Blue Caves, Makris Gialos, Porto Vromi beach, Limnionas beach. On 15 August takes place the annual celebration of the Katastari church. A very nice experience if you would like to dance with the locals.
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Villa Gioia - 5 min from the beach with Private Garden is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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