"NOTHING BUT THE BEST"
Ian R. | Owners Direct
Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2022 / Date of Stay: Jun 2022
This could be the worlds longest review as there are so many great things to stay about our stay in the Horizon villa but I will try and keep it short and to the point.
The owner of the Villa (Dionisios) told me he had worked in the tourism industry and it really shows. There is absolutely nothing that is spared in the Villa to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable and you feel that every attention to detail has been taken care of.
There are three levels to the villa with a Ensuite bedroom at the top with stunning views from two balcony’s, a common area in the middle with a well equipped Kitchen and ensuite bathroom and the lower level is another bedroom with yet another ensuite and a small kitchen, Gym and TV room.
The outside area is very spacious with a dinning table, A jacuzzi overlooking Aghia Efimia Harbour a soft garden furniture set up with two arm chairs and a small two seater settee and a small pool but big enough for any family looking to have fun an cool down out of the hot sun.
This was our 6th time to Kefalonia and without doubt this has been the best holiday yet. If you are looking for a private luxurious villa with the friendliest owners and placed in a small patch of heaven then you will not be disappointed.
We will be visiting the Horizon Villa again very soon and cant wait to come back to Aghia Efimia
Fantastic home, amazing service
Stephen P. | Owners Direct
Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2022 / Date of Stay: Jun 2022
We had a great stay at Horizon Villa 2. On the hill overlooking Agia Efimia and a wonderful view of the sea. You need a car to get to Agia to sample the restaurants as its a few minutes drive otherwise it's a steep 20-25m descent/ascent which may help burn off some of the calories.
Location is fantastic, easy access to Assos, Myrtos Beach and Fiscardo to the north, Sami and Antisamos Beach and about 50 mins from Argostoli and the airport.
We would recommend Spiros and To Perasma restaurants in Agia. There is also a great bar next do Spiros. Sami supermarkets are better for fruit and veg and it has a great beach at Antisamos. As a tip - order the house wine in the restaurants - it's better than the other wines.
The house is lovely and the photos don't do it justice. There are 2 houses (almost mirror images) but both very private from each other with their own pools and hot tubs. The only thing to be aware of is that in Villa 2 one bedroom is on the ground floor (with access to the pool) and the other is on the top floor with the living/dining room/kitchen in-between. This may be a consideration for families with small children. However, there is a put-up bed which we used in our main bedroom for our little boy. Not ideal but the bedrooms have plenty of space.
As for the owner, Dionisios...he couldn't be more helpful. He's on site every day to ensure the pool is clean, the garden is tended to (of which he's very proud) and that the necessary sundries (toilet rolls, towels, dishwasher tabs, washing machine tabs etc.) are well stocked. During our 2 week stay the house was cleaned twice as were the linens and towels replaced.
We would recommend the villa not just for its location and easy access to a very lovely island full of friendly people but also for its quality and for the wonderful service that Dionisios and Mirka provide.
Miranda | Airbnb
Review Submitted: Jun 2021
This villa has the wow factor from top to bottom, all the fixtures and fitting have been tastefully selected to give a clean modern feel that is very welcoming. We were met on arrival by the lovely Dino, who gave us a guided tour and all instruction on how everything works in the villa. Dino came up discreetly to tend the luscious garden and spotless pool am & pm, he was happy to engage in conversation with his exceptional English and gave us some perfect advice on site seeing the beautiful island! With it's great location and stunning views over Agya Effimia, which is just a short drive (or pleasant walk) down to a the friendly harbour with plenty of shops stocked with delicious local produce (Greek yogurt a must) and lots of tavernas to tempt for breakfast, lunch & supper! It's a small Island with good roads making most places accessible with a rental car, we explored lots of local beaches and harbours and would highly recommend Antisamos. We had a fantastic holiday and will most definitely be coming back again to Horizon Villa!
“The jewel of the Mountain”
BW one W | Tripadvisor
Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2020 / Date of Stay: Aug 2020
I have just walked the 19 steps from the Villa to the local taverna, to have an ice cold beer for 2 euros.
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"Great Holiday, lovely villa, nice owners!"
Kev Plymouth | Owners Direct
Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017 / Date of Stay: Sep 2017
Four of us have just stayed at the Horizon Villa for a week in September and had a fantastic time.
Having stayed previously near Agia Effimia in Loukata, we wanted a villa slightly closer to the town(within walking distance), with great views, a pool, AC but included the privacy of a private location and the villa did not disappoint on any level.
Mirka Alexatou met us on arrival and showed us around his completely new property for this season which is lovely.
We were two couples and the villa is big enough to ensure you are not on top of each other all of the time but is so well designed that you enjoyed each others company throughout the house.
The pool is a welcome relief to the sun(even in September) and the forecourt contains a gated parking space.
There are 3 TV's none of which we used but it would be good for families and the property has two kitchens. The bedrooms have been decorated to a high standard and were really comfortable.
On this holiday we made a conscious decision to eat out a lot depending on what part of the island we were visiting. On several occasions we walked into town which takes about 20 minutes. On both occasions we had to walk back(as no taxis available) however not a problem and only took about 30 minutes up the hill.
As a previous reviewer has mentioned the restaurant across the road is very helpful for stocking up on wine and booze to take away and we found the food to be really good there as well. Based on our experience I would have no hesitation in recommending Alexatou's villa to friends and family and look forward to visiting Kefalonia again ourselves.
"Great villa, stunning views, nice owners!"
Justin P. | Owners Direct
Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2015 / Date of Stay: Aug 2015
We have just stayed at Horizon Villa for two weeks; family of four. We could not have been more pleased. The villa and location exceeded all our expectations.
The views towards the sea from the villa are stunning, which you can appreciate from all levels of the villa and the pool area.
The villa owner Mirka Alexatou was waiting for us on arrival and showed us round. The villa is all brand new, but is all completely finished off (not your usual Greek half-finished job!). The quality of the design and fittings is really good, there has been a lot of thought gone into the design.
The villa has air conditioning throughout, which is really nice! There are three bathrooms, all with showers. The are also two separate kitchens, which would enable some independent space if required. There is everything you need in the villa, eg hairdryer, iron, washing machine, safe, satellite TV, etc, etc. The beds are very comfortable.
Regular cleaning of the villa with fresh towels (bath and pool) and bed linen is a real plus!
Outside there is great pool. Big enough to really enjoy yourselves and 1.5m deep. It has good steps and one end and a nice ledge all the way round, so good for the younger kids too. By the pool there are some good sun loungers and sun shades. There is also a great bbq area. The pool area is private from the neighbouring villa.
The local town is five minutes drive and is really nice, with good choice of restaurants and shops, but not too commercial or over touristy! There is a very traditional taverna just over the road from the villa which ended up our favourite place to eat, providing fantastic value - evening meal for 4 costing only £25-£30 with drinks, wine, etc.
Overall we have been very very happy with the villa, location, service and weather! Thanks to the owners! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and family.
(Prior to arrival communication was great, with quick response to email. We paid our money direct and felt safe. The owner even arranged our car rental for us, which worked well and saved hassle, just collecting at the airport.)
I am not normally one to leave long positive reviews, but this place deserves it!