Finding cheap villas in Greece for family holidays

Several little incidents helped us to integrate. On the day that the family arrived, a delegation of village women came to welcome the newcomers. The Cretans are a social people and are quite unashamedly nosey, so the initial welcome was more to satisfy their curiosity than to make the foreigners feel at home. We found the best Greek villas at http://www.greecevillasrentals.com/. Discovering an insurmountable language barrier, the delegation departed – to return some time later with their own interpreter, Poppy, a university professor who is the daughter of one of the village’s World War II Resistance heroes.

By cheerfully enduring a level of squalor worse than anything a villager would put up with, we defined ourselves as ordinary people who were struggling to get by, just like everybody else. We couldn’t have pretended to be “superior” if we had wanted to, so the village accepted us. We were still “tourismos” not villagers, but the people seemed to be comfortable about our presence.

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In retrospect, I think it does no harm to be proud owner-occupiers of the most dilapidated house in a Cretan village. The locals have no special love of worldly goods. Many of the people are a salesman’s worst nightmare, content to make do with what their parents had half-a-century earlier, augmented by perhaps a couple of dozen useful items from the modern world. And those items, they expect to last: in 2001, our immediate neighbour roared with laughter each evening in appreciation of the soap opera on her black-and-white TV.

We bought in absentia, after Vida arranged power of attorney with a local lawyer. When the summer came, she and the children arrived at our new home that only she had ever seen. As the gate opened, 12-year-old Eleanor cried out in horror: “Mother! You bought this? Are you insane?” Yet before the summer of ‘98 was over, Eleanor was in love with both the village and our ruin.

As much again might be needed to repair it; but for us then, the most important thing was to stake our claim to a home, a few square metres of the Earth’s surface that would be there if we needed it. The rest we would deal with later.

For all its shortcomings, the house had three important attributes: its location; its size (at 100sq metres it was large enough to live in); and that its asking price – 8.5million drachmas (about 17,000 pounds at that time) was within our grasp, even allowing for the additional  4,000 pounds that went on tax, lawyers’ and estate agents’ bills.

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Kefalonia Luxury Holidays – Rent Luxury villas in Kefalonia

Welcome to Luxury Kefalonia Villa Property Management in
Kefalonia
. Luxury Kefalonia Villa Property Management Kefalonia was
born after customers of our sister company, Villa Gardens,
asked the founders and owners if they could apply their renowned honesty,
integrity and trust with their outstanding levels of customer service to manage
villas after being let down by previous companies.

It’s a proud moment when customers ask you to do something
new because they trust you.

We pride ourselves in our highest possible levels of
customer service both for the villa owners and their guests.

Quite simply, nothing is too much trouble.

We recognise that villa owners will have gone to great time,
trouble and expense over a long period of time to create the perfect holiday
for their clients. Poor service from the owners’ representatives can undo all
of that in a seven day holiday. For more information visit our website.

Luxury Kefalonia Villa will allow you to relax no matter
where you are, knowing that your major investment is in safe hands.

 

Why Use Us

Why do we believe people use Luxury Kefalonia Villa Property
Management in Kefalonia?

We believe it is because:

We have earned a
reputation for outstanding customer service, both for villa owners and their
clients.

We do exactly what
we say we will do when we said we will do it.

Everything you
could possibly expect a property management company to do, can be done by us.

We have no hidden
charges. We include as much as we can and as much as you want within the
pricing structure so you have no surprise bills at the end of the season,
whether it be maid and linen services, welcome packs or cleaning products. Some
companies even charge you extra for a battery for a remote control or a light
bulb.

We never take your
custom for granted. We know that if we fail to deliver and keep our promises,
you will discontinue with our services and fail to recommend us to others.

We will never take
advantage of you being on the other side of Europe
(or even further afield). We will keep you regularly updated.

Even if you live
here in the summer, but leave your premises in the winter (e.g. to return to
the UK),
we can apply a generation of security experience to assist you during the
island’s winter months.

If we have
promised to maintain a security watch on your villa throughout winter together
with regular airing, that is exactly what we will do. No less.


We recognise that
your paying guests are your business and that you want repeat business and
recommendations in exactly the same way we do. All interactions with your
guests by us will be with the utmost courtesy and respect. You may have started
as a Kefalonian villa guest and become a villa owner. No one knows which of
your next guests are also going to become villa owners.

The industry
standard for guests on initial arrival is for them to be able to check in to
their villa from 4 p.m. If we can have your villa ready for them before then,
we will text your guests to advise them that they can check in early and not
wait unnecessarily.

We take care of
you, not just your villa. Some property management companies do not think it is
their duty to intervene if another partner such as garden or pool maintenance
is letting the owner down whilst they are away. We totally disagree. We will
bring it to that partner’s attention and if they fail to live up to the
standards we believe you and your villa deserve, we will notify you. (Clearly
you reduce the chances of this happening by using our recommended partners who
have earned our trust (e.g. pool and garden maintenance) but if you choose to
retain your existing contractor, that is fine).

As far as we are
concerned nothing is too much trouble for us. If it should be done, we will do
it. If it can be done, we will do it. If you want or ask us to do something,
consider it done.

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