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Lefkada Pet-Friendly Accommodation
Traditional stone country house for rent by Owner in Lefkada Island, Greece (Nidri Area)
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Welcome to Jasmine Cottage Lefkada! Welcome to countrylife! Welcome to this detached country house for rent in Vliho Bay close to Nidri, Lefkas!
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Jasmine Cottage Lefkada is a private traditional country house for holiday rent in Lefkas Island, Ionian Islands, Greece.
Colleen’s detached house has a private garden with Mediterranean plants and it is situated on the East coast of Lefkada in Katochori Village, close to Nidri, Vliho Bay and Mikros Gialos Beach.
This Lefkada holiday rental is one of the few pet-friendly accommodation options in Lefkada Island.
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Dear future guest,
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to this cosy private holiday home in Lefkada Island of Greece! We created Jasmine Cottage Lefkada’s official webpage here on this website to show you all around the property and the surroundings and book it directly with the owner, without paying extra the booking platforms commissions. So if you need a low-budget accommodation in Lefkada, this house might just be the right one for you.
This privately owned country cottage is now available as a holiday rental and is such a great place to spend your Lefkada holidays when you need to be away from the crowds, but still close to the popular places, such as Nidri or Vliho Bay if you’re a sailor in love with Lefkada. We know and love both the house and Colleen, its owner, and it’s our pleasure to walk you through all the info you might need to book this Lefkada rental directly from the owner with confidence.
The accommodatation is located on the East coast of Lefkada Island in a natural environment, as the house was built on a peaceful green hill, overlooking Vliho Bay. Mikros Gialos Beach is just a few minutes drive away and there is easy driving access towards both the South and the North part of the island. Jasmine Cottage Lefkada is also situated at a short drive distance to Nidri Beaches, Desimi Beach, Ammousa Beach, Agiofili Beach, Sivota Bay (sailors’ favourite place in Lefkada), Vasiliki.
This private holiday home is a fine option as a Lefkada low budget accommodation close to Nidri Port, without being on the crowded side of the most touristic towns of Lefkas.
There is free Wi-Fi on the property, and Colleen, your host, will be there to make sure you have a wonderful time in Lefkada, as she knows so much about the island and the surroundings and she is always happy to share.
Let’s make a tour of the house and show you around Jasmine Cottage in Lefkada Island! This way, you get to know if this Lefkada private house for rent is just the right one for you and your group.
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Lefkada rental close to Vlicho Bay, Nidri, Mikros Gialos Beach.
So... where is Jasmine Cottage Lefkada on the map?
The exact location
Location. Location. Location.
Katochori is a small traditional village in the vicinity of Vlicho Bay on Lefkas Island. Vliho is a natural and sheltered bay where Lefkada sailors love anchoring their sailing boats during the sailing season, as it offers protection from bad weather and a beautiful and calm scenery. Nidri, the main touristic summer destination in Lefkada, is just 8 minutes away by car.
Jasmine Cottage Lefkada is situated just outside Katochori village, with access via an agricultural road leading to this private property for short term stays during summer or longer stays Lefkada winter rentals.
Here are the driving distances from the Lefkada rental house to the most important towns and beaches on the island. If you travel by plane, you need one hour to arrive to Jasmine Cottage from the PVK Aktion Airport in Preveza.
The holiday house is only 30 minutes away from Lefkada Town, the capital of Lefkas Island, only 8 minutes by car from Nidri, 19 minutes to Vasiliki and 13 minutes to Sivota Bay, another beloved bay for mooring and anchoring boats during sailing season.
The closest beaches are Desimi Beach and Mikros Gialos (10 minutes by car). Other beaches closeby on the East Coast of Lefkada are the Beaches in Nidri area (8 minutes), Afteli Beach (18 minutes), Ammoussa Beach (19 minutes), Vasiliki windsurfing Beach (19 minutes), Agiofili Beach (25 minutes).
We strongly recommend having a means of transportation for this accommodation, such as a car, motorbyke or scooter.
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Photos and descriptions
Jasmine Cottage is one of the 3 houses Colleen and her family built on a large plot they own in Lefkada Island. The 3 houses are on the same plot, and Jasmine Cottage Lefkada has a private 350 sqm garden with Mediterrranean plants such as rosemary, lavander and oregano.
The garden of this house is private, however not completely fenced on all sides. Two of the sides are facing the wild land below, one side is in between Jasmine Cottage and the other 2 houses and the last side is facing the olive grove hill behind the house.
The garden makes you feel embraced by nature and it stays green most of the summer. There is also an plentiful avocado tree next to the house, which Colleen grew from seed.
The outdoor sitting and relaxing area
Jasmine Cottage Lefkada is a holiday rental on the East side of Lefkada and the house it is oriented North East, thus offering some cooling natural shade in the hot afternoons of summer.
The outdoor sitting area has a wooden table with 2 benches in the open air if you want to be on the bright side of life. Whenever you need a shaded place instead, you’ll be using the covered patio with a white wooden table, a bench and two chairs. Anyhow, the feeling of being here surrounded by nature brings great vibes and relaxing moments!
As this Lefkada rental is a pet-friendly accommodation, the private garden allows plenty of play space for your four-legged best friend. The garden is not fully fenced, so make sure your pet doesn’t go out into the wild.
The 2 bedrooms and bathroom (upper floor)
The upper floor of this Lefkada Vacation rental consists of 2 bedrooms and one full 1 bathroom, plus a balcony with a nice sea and mountain view.
One of the bedrooms has a double bed, a portable A/C unit and a nice sea view towards Vliho Bay. The second bedroom has two twin beds and mountain view. There are mosquito nets at the windows for both bedrooms at Jasmine Cottage Lefkas. Both bedrooms have access doors to the balcony with sea view.
The bathroom is shared for the 2 bedrooms and has both a shower cabin, and a tub with a view to the back garden. There are towels, basic soaps and a hairdryer provided.
The balcony at the upper floor of Jasmine Cottage Lefkas is a really nice spot to have a glass of wine before going to bed in the evening, or just before taking a nap after an awesome day at one of Lefkada’s beaches. The natural setting is soothing for the eyes and will help you relax as days go by, as your Lefkada 2022 holiday unfolds.
The living-dining room
The ground floors reveals an open space living-dinging area with two sofas and a dining table. The 5th person would have to sleep on a foldable bed, which people usually place here at the ground floor, in the living area.
If you’re renting this Lefkada house during winter, know that it offers heating. There is a log burner for colder days giving that nice natural heat of the burning logs. The heating from the downstairs log burner heats up the twin bedroom as well, as the pipe goes all the way up there. A nice feature for spending winter in Lefkada. There are electric heaters to heat up the rest of the areas during colder days or when you want to book Jasmine Cottage Lefkada as a winter rental.
The kitchen of Jasmine Cottage is at the ground floor, at the same level as the living-dining area. It’s spacious and fully equipped, so that you can cook whatever you fancy for your family or friends. There is also a mobile barbecue outdoors.
You’ll find everything you need for cooking at home in Jasmine Cottage’s kitchen: pots and pans, cooking utensils, glasses, plates, kettle, fridge and freezer, microwave, gas stove top and electric oven.
For making coffee you could use the French press or Greek briki, or even go for instant coffee, which is for some reason very popular in Greece. They use it for the Greek Freddo Cappucino, maybe that’s why.
This country home is one of the few pet-friendly houses for rent in Lefkada.
Bring your pet!
Some travellers looking for a Lefkada private house for rent by owner that is also pet-friendly will soon find out there are not so many options on this island.
We’re happy to let you know that Jasmine Cottage Lefakda is a pet-friendly house, one of the few pet-friendly accommodation options in Lefkada. We are happy to host your group, no matter the nationality, as well as your pet or pets. Pets are and will always be welcomed here, free of charge at Jasmine Cottage on Lefkas Island.
We kindly ask you to read the house rules regarding bringing pets here at Jasmine Cottage Lefkada, to avoid any inconveniences. We feel responsible for telling you what to expect from this pet-friendly house with garden in Lefkada. Visit the House Rules section.
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accommodates up to 5 people
The prices listed below apply for renting Jasmine Cottage Lefkada for 4 people.
The 5th person is charged €7/night.
spring1 - 13 Apr
spring1 May - 31 May
SUMMER1 - 9 June
SUMMER10 - 15 June
SUMMER16 - 30 June
summer1 - 31 July
summer1 - 31 August
autumn1 - 15 September
autumn16 - 30 September
autumn1 - 31 October
Winter daily1 Nov - 31 Mar
Winter long term1 Nov - 31 Mar
christmas week23 Dec - 2 Jan
easter weeks14 - 30 April
How can you book?
STEP 1: secure your dates with a deposit
30% deposit (via bank transfer; we are also working on opening a Revolut account)
STEP 2, OPTION 1: PAY THE REST CASH
70% cash at arrival
Step 2, option 2: pay the rest via transfer
70% transfer, 30 days before check-in via bank transfer or Revolut
How can you cancel?
Flexible cancellation policy
30 days before check-in
100% refund (transfer may take up to 2 weeks; bank transfer fees paid by traveller)
15 days before check-in
50% refund (transfer may take up to 2 weeks; bank transfer fees paid by traveller)
7 days before check-in
25% refund (transfer may take up to 2 weeks; bank transfer fees paid by traveller)
no show at check-in
Sorry, no refund
What happens if Covid-19 goes wild again?
if you or one of the members of the group tested positive for covid-19
100% refund (please provide the certification for testing positive via email)
if there is an official travel ban from your country or greece
100% refund (if the travel ban prevents you from travelling; please inform us as soon as you have this information)
if you test positive during your stay
Sorry, no refund as you will probably be staying in the house, although this has never happened before.
A few things that matter (house rules)
Check-in / Check-out
Check-in after 4 in the afternoon
Check-out before 10 in the morning
Please keep speaking and music volume at a decent level after midnight.
Please use the outdoor areas for smoking.
Pets allowed, PLEASE READ THE HOUSE RULES REGARDING PETS
The owners of this property are pet owners and lovers. Pets are allowed inside the house and for everyone’s peace of mind it’s best to bring your own dog mattress. Please don’t allow dogs to sit on the beds or sofas or chew the furniture.
If your pet is not used to left being alone in a new space and gets stressed while you are gone (for example crying the whole time…), please take the pet with you when you leave the house.
The garden is not completely fenced, so please keep the pet under supervision while outdoors.
There are 2 small dogs, 5 cats and two free roaming chickens on the property (they belong to the owners living in the other 2 houses), The 2 dogs are friendly and happy to play with new friends. If your pet is known to be aggressive with other animals, please keep it supervised. From time to time sheep may enter on the plot, as it is a farming & agricultural area.
Meet your host: Colleen Shears
Colleen visited Lefkada for the first time on holiday about 27 years ago and fell in love, not with a man, but the whole island of Lefkas. She promised to herself that she would live here one day. 5 years later she did just that: relocated to Lefkada and started a new life under the Ionian Islands Mediterranean sun.
She bought the plot of her dreams close to one of her favourite spots on the island, Vlicho Bay, and started building her first house. Her son joined her in her venture of making a house in Greece and helped with building, as he’s a very handy carpenter and builder. Just a bit later, her nephew was born.
Colleen and her family kept on building throughout the years and now there are 3 houses on the plot. Colleen and her son together with his wife live in 2 of the houses on the plot. Jasmine Cottage Lefkada is the 3rd one. Whenever you need her or a just a piece of advice regarding things to do in Lefkada, she is at a short distance to assist you.
Colleen has been renting her house since 2021 and she welcomes guests of all nationalities that wish to taste a little bit of the country life they managed to create on this so-very-special island of Lefkas.
Get to know the area around the house (Lefkada East Coast)
Beaches and surroundings photos
Distances to the Beaches
The closest organised beach is Mikros Gialos, at a 7-8 minutes drive and it is a comfortable family-friendly beach with sunbeds, taverns and beach bars. The white pebbles create that crazy clear blue color of the water that we all love in Greece. The shore is not steep, thus it’s a safe beach on the East coast of Lefkada for families with children. Some watersports like kayaking are available here at Mikros Gialos. This holiday rental is a good option if you are looking for holiday homes for rent near Mikros Gialos Beach.
Desimi Beach is also nearby, only 5 km away. This one is not so much an organised beach as the sandy part is narrow, so bring your own towel/beach chair to enjoy a day here. It has fine sand and smooth water entrance and it has a few taverns and a beach bar, so no need to worry about bringing your own food and drinks. Desimi is also known as a nice low budget option for renting small motorboats for the day and a few other watersports. Desimi is in the same time a sheltered anchoring spot for sailing boats in Lefkada. Jasmine Cottage Lefkada is a great option if you’re looking for accommodation near Desimi Beach.
Ammousa Beach is a bit further away, but not that much, about 12 km. We like to call it “A smaller Mikros Gialos” with only one beach bar and tavern. They offer sunbeds for a fee (something like 7 euros for 2 sunbeds with a reed umbrella) and they have good grilled gavros (anchovies). Ammousa Beach has smaller pebbles than Mikros Gialos (so it’s not sandy, you’ll need your beach shoes) and the same crystal clear water with a shallow shore, safe for children, so that makes it a family friendly beach on the East Coast of Lefkada.
Other beaches in the South side of Lefkada are Afteli Beach (small picturesque beach with a beach bar), Vasiliki Beach (huge sandy beach, family friendly and suited for windsurfing), Agiofili Beach (we like to call this one a Mini Porto Katsiki, see the photos below).
Distances to towns
Nidri is Lefkada’s most popular holiday hot spot. From Jasmine Cottage, hop in the car, drive down the road, pass Vlicho Bay and you are already in Nidri in under 10 minutes. Nidri will offer you whatever you fancy, be it sailing charter boats, daily boat trips to the 7 islands, ferryboat trip to Meganissi, rent-a-car, rent-a-bike, rent-a-motorboat, or fly the banana or a big balloon over the Ionian Sea. Whatever you need, Nidri has it. Also, all the water sports you could wish for are here in Nidri.
Nidri is also known for the (very) large variety of taverns and bars by the sea, vibrant night life, good coffee, supermarkets, souvenir shops and local products shops.
Jasmine Cottage Lefkada is a great accommodation close to Nidri’s facilities but away from Nidri’s summer crowds.
Nidri is also the main port of Lefkada and it is the place you hop on a ferry to Meganissi or Kefalonia. If offers a lot of options for daily boat trips to the 7 islands or to the West Coast to beaches such as Porto Katsiki and Egremni. All the awesome beaches on the West Coast of Lefkada Porto Katsiki, Gialos Beach, Avali Beach, Kathisma, Pefkoulia, Gaidaros Beach and Egremni) are accessible by car.
Vasiliki, the windsurfers’ hotspot in Lefkada, situated in the South part of the island is just 15-19 minutes drive away from Jasmine Cottage. More summer water sports, more beach bars on this sandy beach windsurfer’s paradise called Vasiliki. Plenty of fish and sea view taverns to choose from in Vasiliki.
Pro tip. If you’re into making barbecues visit the butcher shop in Vasiliki called Belegrino’s Farm. It’s one of the greatest meat shops on the island as they have their own farm in Lefkada. The family who owns it offers ready-to-put-on-the-grill Greek meat deli such as souflaki, frigadeli or bifteki. If you go in the first part of the day you’ll also get the chance to try their pork or chicken on the spit. Promise it’s amazing! PS. They also deliver meat for grill at your house.
Lefkada Town is the capital of Lefkada Island and it’s 30 minutes give-or-take drive away from Jasmine Cottage. It has everything you need and more. It’s nice to get lost on the tiny streets or walk along the more popular pedestrian street filled with clothes shops, souvenir shops and bars. Lefkada Marina with hundreds of sailing boats and motor boats for rent is also located here in Lefkada Town.
One truly hip place in Lefkada Town to get a drink is Tak The Bar which belongs to our friends Sakis and Xenia and it’s one of the coolest places with some good alternative music. Sakis knows his music. They prepare some of the best cocktails on the island and also have some artisanal beers from time to time. A nice escape from the ordinary Lefkada nightlife.
supermarkets and shops around
The closest supermarket to the house is Benizelos Supermarket, only a few minutes away (you can even walk there, it’s that close. Kritikos Supermarket (10 min. drive) in Marantochori is another option. Nikos Supermarket has a bigger variety of products and it’s closer to Vasiliki (about 14 min. drive). There are also supermarkets in Nidri, such as Market In.
The closest bakery/cafe/sweet shop is in Vlicho Bay, this one.
For anything else just go to Nidri or Lefkada Town. You might just want to stack up on food and drinks from Lefkada Town when you enter the island. The prices are a bit lower and you have larger supermarkets such as Lidl (cheaper), AB Vasilopoulos (more expensive, fancier products) or Sklavenitis (usually has offers).
dining and drinking options
(Too) many options. The closest tavern is in Katochori, it’s called Taxiarchis and they’ve got the traditional Greek grill going on. It is usually open for dinner like most traditional village taverns.
Nidri (8 min. drive) is packed with taverns and bars. For a glass (or two, or three, or a whole bottle) of really good wine, try this wine bar: de Blanck Wine & Champagne Bar. They sold everything and moved to Lefkada and opened this cozy bar with a fine selection of wines from all over Greece and not only. Each end of the season, they are touring Greece to choose the right wines for their wine bar.
Sivota (10 min. drive) is a very chic choice for dinner as it has multiple restaurants and bars by the sea, in this little romantic port with sailing boats. A place we especially like in Sivota if you crave for something sweet is this one called Sivota Bakery Cafe. They are usually opened from morning so you can have a nice breakfast if you want that. But the ice-cream, the pancakes, the homemade sweets and the smooties… We think they are the best place for sweets in the South of Lefkada.
Vasiliki (15 min. drive) is packed with fish and sea food restaurants by the sea. Just go there and pick one, they are all nice.
If you prefer eating from really local taverns the neighbourhood villages offer just that. You can go in Fterno for some nice grill meat and other traditional Greek dishes to this tavern called Taverna Filipas. Or you can go to Vournikas to Yannis & Katerina’s Tavern for an authentic grill meat Greekxperience. You can also visit Nionio Grill Tavern in Sivros Village. They are all great and are using local produce.
And for some really awesome cocktails, mezes and other plates, definitely go to The Backyard in Sivros. Katerina, the owner does the best cocktails in the South of Lefkada. The mezes and the other dishes she prepares are really really tasty. The atmosphere is also pretty cool, especially during summer when she opens up the backgarden. Here is their Instagram account.
things to do on the island
Lefkada is a sailing paradise at a first glance. But for those of you who don’t sail (yet) there are many other activities to play around besides visiting all the awesome beaches in Lefkada, such as: rent-a-motorboat, yoga, biking, rent-an-ATV or scooter, go on a day trip on a boat.
More awesome things to do in Lefkada include a photoshoot on Lefkada beaches, paragliding, kitesurfing, windsurfing, go to a Spa, shop for souvenirs or go on a fishing trip.
And the list goes on… take a Greed food course, take sailing lessons, visit the Olive Oil Museum in Sivros, visit Lefkaditiki Gi Winery, a traditional winery factory where they also sell Lefkadian wine.
Or maybe you feel like doing something else like visiting the traditional mountain village of Karia, with its awesome coffee-bars and taverns in the town square (platia) and shop for handmake fabrics or visit the Folkore museum in Karia, or this Old listening devices Museum in Karia. Or maybe you fancy visiting Eglouvi Village, where they make the best lentils in Greece, right here on the Island of Lefkas.
A variety of water activities is offered by our friends from Aqua-Sups, who deliver paddle boards, kayak or mountain bikes to the house and you can enjoy them for as long as you want during your stay in Lefkada. They also do some other activities like SUP Sailing holidays and guided SUP trips.