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“Arrive as Octavius, leave as Augustus”

Review of Villa Octavius

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38 reviews
Welcome to Villa Octavius
Your first view of  Villa Octavius
Easy walk in pool
View from the air
Large Kitchen
Octagonal Lounge
Dinning Room
Super King Blue Room
Red Room
White Room
Dancing camels bedroom (twin)
Master bathroom
Hammock Tower
Main shaded terrace
Warm evenings
Shaded patio and Hammock Tower
Fire Table lounge under the stars
Ideal place to unwind
Enjoy the sea view from the Fire table lounge
View from the Red Bedroom Balcony
Super yachts in the bay! You have the best view
Enjoy Star filled nights from the Hot Tub
The pool eye
Cozy Jacuzzi seating area
Villa Octavius the ........Hilltop Retreat
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Nidri, Lefkada, Ionian Islands

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HJKrog
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Arrive as Octavius, leave as Augustus”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We spent a week at the villa and we immediately realised upon arrival that a week will be too short. You are welcomed by a breathtaking view over Nidri, the crystal clear ocean and mountains in the distance. The villa is very tasteful and subtly decorated. The villa even has normal plumbing in which you can dispose toilet paper (something which is a rarity in Greece!). Drinking water is sourced from the mountain and is delicious. Steve and Monica made us feel very welcome and were the best hosts anyone can wish for.

Among the amazing things we experienced whilst being guests at the villa was a boat trip which Steve took us on where we stopped at the surrounding islands for lunch and drinks, showed us an octopus up close and personal and we were welcomed by a pod of dolphins during our boat trip. Steve also showed us stars and planets with his huge telescope from the deck of the villa (we even saw the rings of Saturn!). From the villa, you are in walking distance of a beautiful waterfall and some of the most amazing restaurants situated on the beach. If you feel even more adventurous, rent a scooter for cheap and visit the wine farms situated not more than 15 min away.

Villa Octavius is ideal to forget about the world and immerse yourself in absolute serenity. Among Greek visitors, people will be classified between those who stayed at Villa Octavius, and those who did not. We left with tears in our eyes, sad to say adieu to the villa and especially our hosts, but we were ready to found an empire.

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DBosman84
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Welcome to Paradise”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Luxury, privacy and immaculate beauty are what we found at Villa Octavius. Gracious hosts, Steve and Monica, went beyond the extra mile to make our stay as rewarding as possible. The world is your oyster, whether you wish to relax in the pristine pool, jacuzzi or hammock tower, or go out to explore waterfalls, islands, beaches and caves! We had the time of our lives! It truly is heaven on earth! I cannot recommend it highly enough!

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ernstfits...
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
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“Best holiday ever!!!!!”
Reviewed 1 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Gorgeous villa with stunning views over Nidri and the islands. Steve and Monica are the perfect hosts. The villa has absolutely everything one could need, including a lovely swimming pool and a jacuzzi.

The highlight of the week by far was the boat trip with Steve and Monica which included a close encounter with an octopus, viewing a pod of dolphins, a trip into a massive cave where a Greek submarine used to hide during WW2, a stunning snorkel into a cave filled with bats and a wonderful lunch on the nearby island of Meganisi.

The villa is walking distance (or a short scooter ride) from the town of Nidri which has everything one needs including restaurants and supermarkets. The villa is also close to a valley with a gorgeous waterfall at the end of a short walk. A short distance away is the stunning Desimi beach.

Thank you Monica and Steve for the best holiday ever!

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George M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Villa Octavius is exceptional”
Reviewed 30 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Our week in Villa Octavius was one of the most enjoyable weeks of my life.

The property, which is luxurious without being ostentatious, is set on a hilltop high above the town of Nidri. The views stretch in all directions and the gardens are lush. It is close to town, but extremely quiet and private.

Steve and Monica are excellent hosts who went well beyond the call of duty to make sure that all our needs were met. We will definitely return.

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Beth D
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great house, fantastic location, excellent hosts”
Reviewed 19 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Myself, my partner and our one-year-old stayed at Villa Octavius for a week at the start of June. The house is beautiful - tastefully and luxuriously decorated yet unpretentious and homely. The pool and outdoor area are pristine. The views are stunning and the location is really convenient - easy drive from Preveza airport and close to the town of Nidri.

Steve and Monica are exceptional hosts. Due to a fraught time at the airport, we'd left our little one's pushchair behind accidentally. Within five minutes of explaining our dilemma, Steve had procured one for us to borrow for the week - a life-saver! And on one day Steve took us out on a boat, finding shady beaches, good snorkelling spots, a baby octopus to play with and even some dolphins!

The house is great for children - cot and highchair were supplied and Steve had toddler-proofed the outdoor area so ours couldn't escape (obviously there's still a pool so you can't just let them play outside alone). The hammock tower makes a great shady playroom. All the restaurants were really child-friendly too, though not everywhere had highchairs. In terms of temperatures for children - we went the first week of June and it reached 35C in full sun so we were grateful for the shaded areas at Villa Octavius.

The taverna down the road is easy walking distance and serves great food. Nidri at a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive is full of nice places to eat and drink. If you don't want to go out, you can even get great restaurant food delivered straight to the villa.

We're definitely considering going again and taking more people with us, although having Villa Octavius all to ourselves was really quite a treat.

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