Villa Rafaela, is a sophisticated, heavenly mix of the charms of Provence, Tuscany and the Ionian islands, a unique blend of southern mediterranean architecture peeping out from the bougainvillea. 
Without question, Villa Rafaela enjoys the most magnificent, breathtaking views you will find anywhere on the island of Kefalonia. To complement this vista are the extensive and stunning landscaped gardens. Stroll into the sunset each evening on the peripheral path and view the newly planted orchard, the boutique Malbec vineyard, and other secret treasures in every corner. 

Villa Rafaela comprises of a main house with two en-suite bedrooms and a powder room. The high vaulted ceilings and large, arched windows give Villa Rafaela it’s ‘Wow‘ factor and a feeling of luxury and space. The ‘country chic’ kitchen is a gourmet chef’s delight and there is an adjacent, outdoor BBQ area. And unlike other luxury villas, Villa Rafaela is fully equipped for cosy winter living including a large wood burner in the living area and fully ducted heating throughout. 

Two self catering, luxury studios, each accommodating two guests, (with separate parking area), allow for plenty of privacy for all. A basement provides for a fifth bedroom with ensuite bathroom, extensive hidden storage and a separate laundry area. 

Under the auspices of a top Australian designer, Villa Rafaela is finished to the highest, standard using best quality handcrafted Zelliege tiles, Nicolazzi Italian tapware, Ferolucce and Il Fanale light fittings , local Greek stones and marbles marbles and French and English country antiques and furniture. Beautiful quality, Foglie Doro polished oak floors, wooden windows and bespoke joinery are also a highlight.

Designed to give the maximum privacy to all guests Villa Rafaela has no less than seven intimate sitting spots with each bedroom enjoying its own outdoor patio area. The entertainment areas include a large pool with stone patio surrounds, complete with a shady, stone cabana for that afternoon siesta! And for that romantic evening, (or less romantic, fun with the kids), enjoy the outdoor bathroom, including copper bath. 

Villa Rafaela, is perfectly located in the south of Kefalonia close to many long sandy beaches, including Avithos beach with it’s two fabulous tavernas and beach bar. Other beaches, tavernas and high quality restaurants are close at hand. The capital town of Argostoli is an easy fifteen minute drive, as is the airport. The area is a hiker’s delight with nearby Mt Ainos National Park and numerous local hiking tracks, through vineyards, olive and orange groves.