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Lovely villa, completely private and in a fantastic location. Marinos was very helpful with any questions we had during our stay. I can highly recommend.
07/31/2019 at 8:39 PM
Penelope is a wonderful property - the villa itself is of a very high standard and the service was excellent, we particularly appreciated the thoughtful basket of essential food when we arrived. The location is also fantastic - Sivota is a beautiful village with all amenities and some great reastaurants within a very short walk. Overall, highly recommended, and we can’t wait to come back!
06/30/2019 at 9:29 PM
A fantastic location, with amazing views yet close to beach and beautiful fishing bay.
Villa Penelope is in a great location. The views are fantastic of the pretty harbour with the mountainous backdrop, whilst being so close to the beach, tavernas and bay. The villa itself is faultless - all that we needed as a family of four. It is completely private too. The children loved the pool , as did we! It was such a relaxing holiday , centred around the pool and having brunch/lunch and supper at the very good tavernas just a short stroll away (5minutes) with fresh fish every day. We would definitely recommend this villa .
08/28/2017 at 5:30 AM
Perfect location. Private but very close to the village.
The villa is well equipped and laid out.
08/09/2017 at 10:19 AM
Beautiful place in Sivota Lefkas Greece
Sivota is charming enough but Villa Penelope positioned at the very end of the bay enjoys a great position. Great view across the bay to the tavernas yet a 10 minute stroll past the Marina and you are there. Added to that it is a charming building next door to its bigger sister Christina. The pool is lovely and everything you'd want is provided. We really enjoyed our stay and would return in a heart beat with no worries.
07/08/2016 at 5:03 PM
Fantastic villa holiday in a great location
Villa PeneIope is a wonderful villa in an idyllic spot. It is everything it says on the details and more. We thoroughly enjoyed all the bars and restaurants in Sivota and the towns close by. We didn’t have the best of weather all of the time, but that really didn’t matter because Villa Penelope is a fabulous place to spend time and relax and watching the thunder and ligthning storms from the living room was astonishing. The village of Sivota is excellent for eating, and is so reasonabaly priced. The people were so friendly making us feel at home. In particular the Yacht Bar where they accomodated us with the 2015RWC. The villa itself is high quality, well maintained and well laid out, it has everything you need. We enjoyed our holiday so much we are booking again for next June.
10/06/2015 at 7:22 AM
Wish I was the owner of such amazing property!
Undoubtedtly, Villa Penelope was one of the most beautuful villas that we have ever been to. And we have very high expectations from the properties that we book. Its not easy to describe the feeling that the villa and its amazing location offer you. The architecture of the villa is great, for a familly of 4 it is very comfortable and ergonomic. The swimming pool is lovely with the perfect size for the whole family to play inside. And the location... Oh my god... I totally loved it... It is built at the end of the picturesque village of Sivota.. On your left you have the forest, and on your right you are completely isolated from the other Villa (which is at a lower level) by trees and plantation.. And the view is perfect, so calming and tranquil, looking down on the small marina... The fact that you have everything within reach by foot, just by going down the stone stair and walking towards the center, it is priceless, while at the same time you feel totally isolated and no one can see you, and you have all the privacy that you could need. I really was amazed by Villa Penelope. The amenities covered our needs, we enjoyed the BBQ outside, and overall we had a great stay that I wish would have lasted longer than a week. Thank you for the hospitality!
08/21/2014 at 2:03 PM
Beautiful villa ..... Amazing location....
We have just returned from our second two week stay at the beautiful Villa Penelope. Our first holiday in the villa was in 2012 and we knew then that it was a very special villa in a very special village and one that would draw us back again and again. We first stayed in Syvota in a hillside villa in 2011 and although the villa was lovely, we didn't want to drive to and from the village in the evening and so we set out to find a suitable villa in the village - and we found it ..... The location is just perfect, private and quiet enough to offer a relaxing and peaceful stay but only a minutes walk to the Yacht Bar and the wonderful food at the Ionian Taverna. The villa is finished to a very high standard and the pool and terrace area is large - the pool being bigger than most pools we have experienced in similar sized villas. The bottom terrace is a wonderful place to enjoy breakfast while watching Syvota "wake up" or for enjoying a drink to cool off in the shade during the day. Syvota is a picturesque village with very friendly locals and there are lots of excellent tavernas and bars to enjoy whilst strolling around the quayside. There are two bars in particular that we love - both have wonderful romantic music to create the perfect ambiance for chilling - (you will easily find them on your first night there) .... Maria, the owner was really helpful and organised our taxi from the airport on both occasions - however, there is ample parking at the villa if you want to have a car to explore the Island ..... We love this villa and Syvota is a beautiful place, so put the two together and you have the ingredients for a truly fabulous holiday - you will not be disappointed if you stay in Villa Penelope and I am sure, like us, you will want to return for many years to come....
07/18/2013 at 4:17 PM
Villa Penelope is absolutely stunning. It was exactly as described, extremely comfortable, very stylish, clean and beautifully maintained. The villa is set in an idyllic location overlooking the bay and the coastal village of Sivota, with it's several great restaurants offering freshly caught seafood and local Greek food at very reasonable prices. The villa location was very peaceful and just sitting watching the sailing boats come and go was a pleasure. We did not meet the owners but they arranged a taxi to meet us from the airport and once at the villa we met Marino (the property manager) who was very helpful and friendly. This is a great villa and location for adults and children, we have two girls aged 5 and 10 who also had a fantastic time. We spent a perfect week there and were very sad to leave and hope to return one day.
05/21/2013 at 6:26 PM
Perfect holidays for a family of four.
We had a very pleasant stay at villa Penelope. The description in their web-site was accurate. Villa Penelope is a beautiful villa, the pool was very clean, the stuff was there for everything we needed.Sivota village is really nice.Thank you very much! We will be back again!
09/16/2012 at 8:12 AM
Many thanks for a wonderful stay in Villa Penelope. We thought the villa was beautiful, with a lovely pool and in a great location – very peaceful yet close to all that Sivota had to offer. Marino and Beate were very helpful and the maids and gardening/pool people were all delightful.
Thank you so much – we had a brilliant holiday!
08/14/2012 at 1:29 PM
We have just returned from a week in Villa Penelope and without hesitation we can say that is is first class. The property is as described, the photos are accurate and the standard of fittings and furniture is very good.
The descriptions of Sivota in other reviews are well judged and the resort provides an enviable mixture of tranquillity with a reasonable choice of local tavernas. A two week stay without transport may stretch the choice of shopping and eating options a little thinly but certainly for a week of peace and quiet the villa and village are excellent. Add in a car and you have a perfect base for exploring the south and middle of the island.
The location of the property is particularly good if you are seeking privacy. It is the last building on the east side of the village and has only the adjacent larger villa owned by the same couple as an immediate neighbour. That villa does offer accommodation for 8 and so complete peace and quiet cannot be absolutely guaranteed but the pool and gardens are completely private.
Over the last 25+ years we have rented accommodation in a variety of locations in Europe and North America. We can confidently say that Villa Penelope is in the top three of those and we can recommend it with complete confidence.
07/20/2011 at 10:17 AM
What a holiday!!
Villa Penelope is an absolute gem. It is set in an idyllic coastal village with several restaurants and bars, not too much but just enough. The villa is on the hill with a wonderful view over the beautifully calm waters of the bay onto the village itself. The Villa is extremely comfortable, clean and luxurious, decorated to a very high standard and well equipped. The little welcome pack of food and drink was very much appreciated after the day's travel from home, and a very thoughtful touch. The management staff and locals were very pleasant and helpful. We spent a perfect week there, were very sad to leave and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the villa and Syvota itself to anyone!
06/29/2011 at 8:08 PM
Chic villa with wonderful private pool
My husband and I have just returned having spent a fabulous relaxing week here. The villa has everything you could possible want to ensure a comfortable stay and is decorated and furnished to a very high standard indeed. The villa is located at one end of the harbour and is situated to provide utter privacy and wonderful views. The pool was much larger than we expected it to be and good quality sunloungers and umberellas were provided. We did not meet the owners, but the villa managers were helpful and knowledgable and available during our stay if we needed anything. We did not hire a car, so the owner arranged transport to collect and return us to the airport. Although not as large as other resorts on the island, Sivota has a number of good quality and reasonably priced taverna's to choose from. We ate several times in Taverna Apothiki (old store) which was busy every night. The local wine, Land of Lefkas is pretty good as are any of the whtie wines offered by the carafe. For drinks the Yacht Bar is good and can be lively in the evenings. We would highly recommend a stay here and hope one day to return ourselves.
09/23/2009 at 1:45 PM
A lovely holiday in Sivota
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Villa Penelope in June 2009. The location and quality of the accommodation were excellent and we highly recommend both the villa and the resort.
In particular, we would highlight the spacious and comfortable rooms in the villa and the high quality and very stylish fittings and furnishings. It is without doubt the best accommodation we have stayed in during many years visiting the Greek Islands.
The exterior was also delightful and very well laid out with lovely gardens and an excellent swimming pool. The sunbathing areas included high quality furniture and sunbeds. There are beautiful views from the sun terrace across the bay towards Sivota, where the constant activity from visiting and locally based yachts provides plenty of interest.
There is small but attractive and safe bathing beach just below the villa, accessed via stone steps from the sun terrace.
The resort of Sivota is not large, but it is very pleasant and well established and there is a lot of interest and activity in the yacht harbour. There are a number of very good cafes, tavernas and bars within easy walking distance of the villa and, although there are plenty of places to visit on the island, it is not necessary to drive to access good food and entertainment in very nice surroundings.
For the more adventurous, there are beautiful walks in the surrounding hills with superb views across to Meganissi and beyond. It is also possible to hire a boat and visit other bays resorts.
We very much appreciated the warm welcome from the owners and excellent service from the local team who looked after us during our stay.
We will definitely return!
09/10/2009 at 11:40 AM
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