Geoeli House

THE IONIAN ISLANDS

Sivota, Lefkada

  • 6 Sleeps
  • 3  Bedrooms
  • 3  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

A coastal-country retreat with an unhurried timeless charm, sea views and a panoramic pool.

Tucked away in the wooded coastal hills of Lefkada and looking out over the Ionian Sea, Geoeli House effortlessly combines a magical, authentic Greek atmosphere, a sensation of Arcadian peace, and easy access to a series of idyllic beaches and the seafront tavernas and bars of Sivota, an unspoilt fishing village on the coast below.

"Geoeli House was really lovely and very affordable for the size and design. How did we enjoy our holiday? We will go again!” OE, UK, June 2019

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  6
  • Bedrooms  3
  • Double beds  2
  • Flexible doubles/twins  1
  • Bathrooms  3
  • ... of which en suite  3
  • Daily maid service 
  • Cook 
  • Pool (LxW in metres)  10.5x5
  • Air conditioning ¹
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • TV 
  • Stereo 
  • Satellite Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Cookery classes 
  • Sea views 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ in the bedrooms

 

Inside: accommodation at Geoeli House is spread over two floors and a dependence in the gardens. Furnishings and decorations throughout combine original elements, such as the antique tile flooring and an eclectic collection of Greek objets d'art and rustic pieces that hint at the property's origins. The main entrance takes one into the welcoming open-plan living and dining area, featuring a large fireplace, hardwood floors, a warm colour scheme, large windows and an arched glass door leading out to the main covered terrace. A door near the dining table leads to the traditional kitchen, which has a breakfast table, access to the al fresco dining area on the front terrace and a second door leading, via a few steps, to the garden dependence. Here there is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a kitchenette and a private terrace. Back in the main house, a door leads off the living area to a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and access to the main sea-facing terrace. Stairs lead from the living area up to the first floor and the master bedroom with a pair of panoramic windows, an en-suite bathroom with tub and access to a superb sea-view terrace.

Outside: paved terracing and mature gardens bursting with colour and shady trees surround Geoeli House on all sides, but it is at the front, where the superb views stretch from the wooded hills and deep blue waters of Sivota Bay to the islands of Cephalonia and Ithaca, that you will spend most of your time. Here, accessed from the dining area and kitchen is a large, fragrant arcade, furnished for lounging and al fresco dining. A few steps take you across a paved terrace with a second al fresco dining table and on to the lovely pool, from where the views just get better. Each bedroom has access to the outdoor areas: the ground floor twin opens onto the main sea-view terrace, the first floor master boasts a splendid panoramic terrace, and the dependence has its own outdoor sitting area. Whether you're luxuriating in the cooling waters of the swimming pool, sitting on the terrace, glass in hand, watching the sunset turn the mountains a rosy pink, or dining al fresco under the stars, the outdoor areas of Geoeli House are the perfect place to relax.

 

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There are some drops around the property so we recommend younger children are supervised by an adult when exploring the grounds.

EOT Licence No. 0295/18.02.2015
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