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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Zakynthos, Ionian Islands

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Climber72...
1 review
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“Absolutely beautiful "Villa Celeste" in the heart of Tsilivi with a home from home feel.”
Reviewed 30 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Just returned from a fabulous holiday in Tsilivi having stayed in what can only be described as a beautiful Greek home with a warm welcoming feel. Babis, the owner and local artist is such a lovely man who cant do enough to make your stay a pleasant one. Nothing is too much trouble for him. On our arrival he had put chilled water and fruit juices in the fridge as well as tasty Greek cakes in the kitchen.

The Villa itself is in beautiful landscaping, set close to but slightly higher up than the road, which makes it quiet and extremely private, even though its very close to all the great restaurants, bars and shops, literally 2 minutes walk in either direction. It has a spacious and airy feel and is perfect for large families as it can actually sleep 9 people. Theres a large bathroom with toilet and a shower room with toilet. The three larger bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with air conditioning and vast amounts of storage and hanging space, all have balconies which over look an established garden and Tsilivis main small through road, also all have views of the sea. The smaller single bedroom doesnt have air con but does have a fan as does the comfortable, spacious, open living/dining and kitchen area. This living area is large enough to cater for larger families with plenty of comfy seating and a bed settee and has patio doors which open out on to the wrap around veranda with additional relaxing out door seating and dining areas that look out on to the vast landscaped gardens and into the olive groves and pine woods. Theres a seperate veranda at the rear of the villa which leads into the well equippped kitchen and has covered outdoor lines for drying off those beach towels.

The beach is only a 5 minute walk and has some great spots to sunbath and lots of water sports. We had sun loungers at Seacrets which is on the beach, looks quite select and posh but it actually isnt, the staff are so helpfull and friendly. The loungers are wooden with thick cushions and are super comfy. Its just down the road from Tom and Johns apartments and pool. The loungers are suppose to be 7 euros but if you get there for about 10:00 and ask whats the deal with the loungers they will give you a good price, we got 5 loungers, 3 parasols and two tables for 17 euros for the day, on the front row over looking the sea.

The restaurants are amazing in Tsilivi, would definitely recommend having a meal at Bianco e Rosso, run by Klajd and Ladi, fantastic food and great service, well worth a visit, tell them Brad Ryan recommeded them. Also Micris Acropolis is a lovely Greek restaurant. A typical meal can cost from 10 euros upwards, it tends to be drinks that cost more, you can pay 3.50 euros for a pint and 4 euros for a vodka and coke. Magdalanas bar is a great place to have a drink at night and watch the entertainment. Must watch, Brad Ryans friend, Mitch Mimms, he performs an amazing Michael Jackson tribute. DJ Ginge provides great music every evening. Theres so much more great places to visit, Id recommend ship wreck cove, beautiful beach with stunning views of the cliffs, can get very busy though. 20 euros is for a 4 hour boat trip and beach experience at ship wreck cove and a swim at blue caves. Hope this has been helpful, would definitely recommend a holiday at both Villa Celeste and Tsilivi.

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2 Sep 2017
Thanks so much for your review. It was great to have you stay at my house . I am so glad you had a nice time. Hope to see you again.
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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Centurion
Reviewed 26 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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Emil S
Timisoara, Romania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of the best holiday i have ever had!”
Reviewed 14 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Excellent location, very clean and warm place to stay, the house placed in the heart of Tsilivi / Planos area, not far from the beach, the owner Babis is a very nice guy. I really don't have enough words to describe how much i enjoyed this summer's holiday...

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Liked best: House itself, large terraces, garden, a lot of
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jdf22
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“the perfect place to stay in zante”
Reviewed 13 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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this villa is outstanding! there is room for nine people with plenty of space to chill, its very authentic and rustic looking the owners are so nice you don't want to leave its quite yet right in the heart of everything you need lovely views from all angles no pool but you can use one just next door to the villa which in its self is like a little oasis absolutely brilliant time there and I will be going back thanks again babis a++++

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Calin M
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“A true greek villa”
Reviewed 2 February 2016 for a stay in September 2015
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I really have to start my review by thanking our wonderful host for sharing with us his beautiful villa. This house (as I cannot call it hotel) is so nice and welcoming, that you will feel at home from the second you step on the beautiful terrace. The rooms were spacious and very clean, with everything decorated perfectly. You have access to a large well-equipped kitchen with everything you need (do not bring anything from home!). Charalampos (the owner) even gave us a welcoming gift, his own olive oil, made from his orchard.
The villa is situated high above the main street, which is a great thing, because it's very quite, you can't hear the cars or the minigolf next-door.You can easily get to all the main attractions in Tsilivi from here. You have the mini-golf across the street, restaurants at about 2 mins walk and the beach at 10 mins walk.
You will definitely have a great stay here, I highly recommend it and for sure will be coming back in the near future. Thank you Charalampos once again!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Spacious airy house in heart of Tsilivi”
Reviewed 26 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Villa Celeste is that wonderful compromise between having your own private space and being in the heart of a town. The house, surrounded by woods feels secluded, but go to the bottom of the drive and you immediately have places to eat and drink. Turn right for a 5 minute walk into Tsilivi, or turn Left and head into Planos in 10. The house is spacious and airy so even our party of 9 never felt we were on top of one another. Similarly the two large verandas complete with hammock meant you could spread out on an evening, but with enough room to all eat together around the large dining table. Going in August the air-con in every bedroom was important and was seriously powerful; You don’t need to worry about being too hot to sleep. As other reviewers have said, you can hear the music from the local bars up at the villa but this didn’t keep us awake.

There is no pool at the villa but this doesn’t really matter. It is about 15 minutes walk to the beach, or a 2 minute walk down a path from the villa is a Pool Bar. As long as you buy yourself the occasional drink or snack you stay there as long as you want and it rarely gets busy. Finally the owner Babis is a very welcoming and helpful man, at the end of the phone if you need him but unobtrusive if not. We were grateful for the little touches like providing us directions in Greek to give to the taxi driver at the airport.

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Liked best: The privacy and space
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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