Svoronata is a pretty, sleepy village just one mile inland from the sandy beaches of Agia Helis, Ammes and Avithos on Cephalonia’s south coast. On the outskirts of the village and just above the sea are the large private grounds of Villa Acacia.
With total privacy, Acacia looks out across the sea to the tiny island of Dias and to Zakynthos. If you are looking for a large villa with a large pool, private access to the sea, accommodation on one level (apart from the master bedroom) with a minimum of steps, gardens laid to lawn, peaceful seclusion and a short walk to a local taverna and a sandy beach – Acacia will tick your boxes.
The gardens surround the pool terraces and lead past the Guest House to an orchard of fruit trees and an elaborate outside dining room with a covered barbecue and food preparation area. At the edge of the gardens a flight of steps leads to a rocky cove below.
Sandy Agia Helis beach is just 100 metres away from Acacia's rocky cove.
Kostas, the villa's gardener and caretaker is on call for anything the villa guests may need. The gardens always have fruit or salad vegetables to help oneself to.
Private swimming pool 14 x 5.5 metres & depth 1 - 3.2 metres
Maid service & linen change twice weekly
Location: car hire is recommended for ease of access to different parts of the island. A good taverna is a 10 minute walk away. Svoronata village has two tavernas and three minimarkets and is a drive of 2 minutes or a walk of 20 minutes. A 5 minute drive away are sandy beaches (some natural and some with sunbeds and tavernas) and boat hire. Argostoli is a 10 minute drive as is the airport.
The Main House has a ground floor of a dining room and kitchen with 2 steps down to a sitting room; conservatory with large dining area; one double bedroom and en suite bathroom with shower; two twin bedrooms; bathroom with bath and shower. Upper floor of master double bedroom and en suite bathroom with bath and shower. A garden pathway leads to the Guest House of an open-plan double bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette and bathroom with shower.
- Air-con in bedrooms
- Satellite TV
- CD player
- Washing machine
- Mosquito screens on windows
- Pool towels & hairdryers provided
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help with Villa Acacia. We absolutely adored it. Completely perfect for two families and so many wonderful memories were made. The access to the sea was particularly wonderful and all 4 of us adults headed off for morning swims before the children were up - and all 10 of us swam there most afternoons. A complete treat.
The house was perfect - Kostas was fabulous and hilarious trying to use google translate every evening. We tried to tip him as we left as he’d been so wonderful and he resolutely refused. Karron was hugely helpful too and we loved the island.
We will definitely hope to return with these or other friends - sadly not next year as we already have other plans but most definitely in the future. What a very special house and we absolutely loved every minute."
Clarissa Bain, 10-Aug-2019
"What a fantastic venue for a reunion of family and friends, as for us.
The private gardens were an adventure playground for the children. The grownups spent most of their days lounging on the many pool terraces with an occasional walk down to the sea for the fitter of us.
We had meant to explore the island but Acacia was too nice to leave."
The Berringer Family, 2-Jul-2017