About this listing
Large Luxurious Ground Floor Three Bedroom Apartment set on original site of Acqui Division Garrison with plenty of outdoor space in the walled garden. Master bedroom has en-suite corner bath. All rooms have patio doors. Peaceful opposite Argostoli.
Set in an elevated position facing Argostoli, close to the historic stone bridge of Devosetou, is a large residence in its own walled garden. The restoration of the longest stone bridge in Europe is now finally complete and is one of Argostoli’s best known and valued attractions.Open to pedestrians and provides a wonderful opportunity to cross the lagoon on foot whilst enjoying the sea air, spotting wild water birds, swans and turtles. You can enjoy the backdrop of beautiful mountains on one side and the colourful town of Argostoli on the other. Argostoli is now just 10 minutes on foot from the Villa Acqui and a pleasant stroll along the bridge will take you into the heart of Argostoli waterfront.The whole ground floor of the house is a very spacious and comfortable apartment which faces south towards olive groves and the lake. The situation is unique and is actually on the site of the Italian Garrison. Lake Koutavo is a nature reserve and the historic bridge is being preserved to monument status. The capital, Argostoli, is a few minutes drive from the residence. The situation is not in the middle of a resort, so has a real authentic feel and it is an excellent base for exploring all of the Island.
Apartment Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)
This beautifully spacious ground floor apartment is 150 sq.mtrs and has access to the terrace from all rooms. There are three large bedrooms, all with plenty of wardrobe space and with individual air conditioning units. The Master Bedroom has a king size bed, large en-suite bathroom with a corner bath and walk-in wardrobe with ample storage area and a washing machine. The second bedroom has a double bed and the third bedroom has two queen size beds. There is a very comfortable lounge with corner sofas and an attractive fireplace, a television, CD/DVD player and free wi-fi. The dining area features large patio doors and has the benefit of a stocked wine cupboard with a selection of wines available. The fitted kitchen has a full oven and hob, a fridge freezer and plenty of kitchen equipment. The large family bathroom features a full size bath with shower. On the terrace is a BBQ and lots of outdoor furniture so as to enjoy eating or relaxing outside.
Living Rooms: 2
Property Type: Apartment
Apartment is cleaned weekly and linen and towels changed every 3/4 days. Cots can be provided. Changeover Day is flexible.
The Apartment is ideal for anyone not liking steps! Also there are no balconies to worry about for young children.
The house itself is set in its own walled grounds and both the Apartment and Studio have plenty of outdoor space. Nature surrounds the house with olive trees and fruit trees and plenty of bird song! A feature barbecue is for use by guests and the space lends itself to relaxed evenings dining and enjoying the view of Argostoli lights twinkling across the Lake. Swings are in the garden area and course there is plenty of outdoor furniture for relaxing or dining. There is also ample parking and plenty of paved terrace as well.
Interaction with guests
ACQUI VILLA – HISTORIC PLACE
In the particular region existed the base of 1ST battery APOLLONIO of Amos Pampaloni, the Division Acqui. In 2001 BBC ERT ET-1 SUSIE PUGH and the famous Rea Apostolidou. producted the documentary '' You are the real Corelli ''. Director Geoff DunlopIn spring of 2001 visited the villa the president of the Italian Republic. Mr. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, together with Amos Pampaloni and residents of place. There he recounted the events that took place in 1943 at the particular location. This documentary was characterized as the best of the decade.
About the area
Very close to the apartment and Studio are:- the tiny church of Agia Barbara (500m), the Cyclopean Walls at Razata (1km), Devosetou Bridge (300m), Lake Koutavo (300m). The closest mini market and taverna are in Razata (1km). The capital, Argostoli, is just minutes away by car or taxi (4km). The monastery of Agios Gerasimos (8km), just 10 minutes by car. There are several large supermarkets (including a Lidl) situated out of town and just 5 minutes drive from the property.
The famous sandy beaches of Makris and Platis Gialos in Lassi are just 10 minutes drive away. Fanari beach in Argostoli just 10 minutes drive. The position of the property is central to the whole of the Island, making nowhere too far. The main beach featured in Captain Corellis Mandolin, Antisamos, is 25 minutes by car. The famous Mirtos beach is a 35 minute drive. The popular beaches of Skala are a 40 minute drive over the impressive new Mount Ainos road.
How to get there
Argostoli Airport is 20 minutes drive maximum and is approximately 12km. The owner of the property is happy to assist with any transport requirements including transfers to and from the airport.
Argostoli Port is 5 minutes by car. Poros Port 40 minutes by car. Sami Port 20 minutes by car.
Other things to note
Argostoli is just minutes away by car or taxi and being the capital, has all amenities. There are banks and supermarkets, chemists, Post Office etc.
The pedestrianised shopping street has a great variety of shops for spending money if desired, or just for browsing. The food shops and fruit market are all along the harbour front. A very popular attraction are loggerhead turtles that swim up to the quayside waiting for titbits from the fishing boats - much to the delight of passing tourists. There are two very interesting museums to visit - the Folklore and also the Archaeological Museum. It is easy to visit the town of Lixouri by the little ferry that runs frequently between Argostoli harbour front and Lixouri.
The town is buzzing at night with a real cosmopolitan feel - plenty of cafes for enjoying your cappuccino, mojito, ouzo or your favourite tipple... and just simply 'people' watching. Often during the summer there are events happening in the main Square. Numerous tavernas and restaurants cater for all tastes with plenty of opportunity to sample authentic Greek food, with lively bars and a nightclub for those wishing a real night life experience. Several taxi ranks are in the town and a taxi would have you back home in minutes.
Kefalonia is an up and coming destination becoming even more popular with the rich and famous - a reasonably common sight being international film stars, musicians, politicians, royalty, sporting icons, sheiks and oligarchs... Many of their yachts moor in Argostoli harbour and most definitely Fiskardo is their main playground.. Just strolling along the streets and harbour promenade, mixing with the locals and the cosmopolitan visitors, is a real pleasure.
Guests, whilst enjoying their privacy, have the benefit of knowing that the owners of the property are on hand if needed or required, whether to give you the benefit of their local knowledge or to provide you with a Greek supper!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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