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Ionian Sands is a beautiful villa, set in an elevated position on a hillside, nestling amongst the trees, directly overlooking Lourdas beach and just a short distance from the sea.
It is not difficult to see why Lourdas has become one of the most popular beach resorts on the south coast of Kefalonia. Clinging to the shoulder of mount Aenos, whose comforting bulk shelters it from inclement weather and whose lower slopes provide a marvellous vantage point from which to enjoy panoramic sea views. Views which extend over the Ionian sea, to the east, where the Greek island of Zante crouches on the horizon, whilst to the west, the craggy outline of the Liakas peninsula marks the end of the bay. The area has a number of excellent beaches, often with a choice of tavernas or bars right on the water’s edge, ranging from Lourdas’ own to neighbouring Kanali and Trepazaki. We are therefore delighted now, to be able to offer a pair of nearly identical, quality three bedroom villas, each with their own private infinity swimming pool and garden, hidden amongst the lush vegetation above the Ionian Sun hotel complex on Lourdas beach. Ionian Sands and the neighbouring Ionian Beach have the added advantage of being managed and maintained by the hotel. This is great for those who want the complete seclusion and privacy of their own villa, but may, occasionally want to socialise around the hotel’s swimming pool and bar terrace or use other hotel facilities.
Access to the villa, form its own private driveway, is up a short flight of steps to the front door, from where you can either enter the house, or follow the paved walk-way around to the sunbathing terrace and shaded veranda, overlooking a marvellous free-form, infinity-edged swimming pool that appears to flow off through the pine trees to the sea below. Surrounded by mature gardens and dense vegetation, Ionian Sands is extremely secluded and is not overlooked, adding to the sense of oasis-like tranquillity. On entering the cool interior of the lounge, dining and kitchen area, your attention is immediately drawn to the homely and comfortable nature of quality fittings and furnishings. A number of thoughtful touches and attention to detail will ensure that you relax immediately into your holiday on Kefalonia. The lounge and dining area has large sliding patio doors out to a shaded veranda for “al fresco” dining, which not only overlooks the pool, but has stunning sea views. The kitchen has everything needed to provide a gourmet meal and should you happen to find yourself behind the sink, then a perfectly placed window with a view will instantly revive you. Just along from the lounge and dining area, is a bright and cosy en-suite twin bedroom, complete with doors out to the shaded veranda and pool. Upstairs are two attractive, well appointed en-suite bedrooms with private balconies and sea views. The double is worthy of special mention, as it boasts the unusual feature of a corner bath, again with a window that allows you to shower with superb sea views.
Ionian Sands together with its neighbour Ionian Beach are a great choice for a group of friends or families who want to be close to each other, yet still have a degree of independence. For occasions when it is required, an intimate, wooded pathway links the gardens of both properties. All in all Ionian Sands is a perfect choice for a relaxed and peaceful holiday on Kefalonia, close to the beach and resort facilities.