“Born in France, I lived there until I was 35. Visiting on holiday in the early 1990’s, I immediately fell in love with the stunning island of Kefalonia, and Fiscardo in particular. A dream was formed: I longed to stay. Soon, a business opportunity presented itself and I took the risk. The rest is history.
I ran a successful cafe/bar/restaurant business in Fiscardo for 10 years. It was the place to be: St Tropez-style sophistication in the then newly-blossoming resort.
It took me some time to locate the perfect plot to build a home to complete my dream, but I finally found it and finished building Villa Alto-Mare in 2001. After selling my small business, I took a break and spent amazing long summers with family and friends in it’s exceptional setting. I decided to rent the villa in 2008 and it’s success was immediate.
Holidaymakers fell in love with my house and half of those who now rent it are returning guests!
Not long after, with the knowledge I gained, I decided to start up my own boutique business acting as an agent for a selection of holiday villas, whose owners benefit from my personal experience. The limited number of villas I’ve hand-picked are based on each owner’s personality and the friendship and trust that unite us. Hailing from a range of different countries – Italy, Israel, France, Switzerland, and of course, Greece – they all share the same passion: that of their love for Fiscardo, and the north of the island. Most of them have poured that passion into the holiday homes they have built – all houses with character which are a cut above the usual holiday rental. And that is why we work well together, because they understand what a house with a heart really is.”
Your Villa Agent, Catherine Marmet