|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Xanthi on the popular Crystal Lagoon development is ideal for couples, families and friends looking for superior accommodation close to all the beaches and facilities. Literally 50m from the nearest supermarkets (x2), shops, cafes, tavernas, bars and restaurants - it's an ideal holiday home-from-home on the favoured Crystal Lagoon Development - a family-friendly and safe environment. You do not need to hire a car here, everything you need (including lovely sandy beaches) are within a very short walk.
Everything at Villa Xanthi is kept in tip-top condition as we visit our property regularly to make sure that all the furnishings, toys, bed linen, towels, kitchen equipment etc, etc are all replaced and refreshed for our guests.
Our villa has been designed to a very high standard. Bedrooms are all furnished using modern furnishings and coordinating and stylish cushions, throws and lighting. Clean, crisp bed linen is included in the price of your stay as are pool/beach towels and indoor bath/hand towels. There's also lots of extras to keep the young kids (and grown up kids!) happy, such as PS2, DVD, ipod dock, Pool Toys and WiFi/Internet access included free of charge.
3 Bedrooms sleeping 6 comfortably (2 x doubles and 1 x twin), a sofa-bed in the lounge area that can sleep an additional 2 guests, 2 Bathrooms (1 en-suite), 1 downstairs Cloakroom/WC, Private heated swimming pool (additional cost), Luxury Italian fitted kitchen, air conditioning and central heating, Plasma flat screen Satellite TV, DVD , WiFi, Sony Play Station 2. Garden chairs, recliners, tables, parasol, pool toys, BBQ. For babies - Stair gate, travel cot with babies bed linen, high chair. Plastic plates, cutlery, cups etc.
We have a fabulous private swimming pool which can be heated in the cooler months (additional cost for oil to heat pool - see notes). Here you can sit enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner al-fresco. Fresh bread, croissants, cakes and lots of other essentials can be purchased by popping up to one of the 2 supermarket just at the entrance to Crystal Lagoon - it's so easy. The luxury Italian fitted kitchen is very well equipped with crockery, cutlery, pots, pans etc. And as this is a self-catering villa, there is a Washing Machine/Dryer in the kitchen and a Dishwasher.
Our villa is a modern holiday home and is the ideal base from which you can walk to everything you need for an enjoyable stay - bars, shops, restaurants, beaches, cafes - they are all a short stroll from the development and so it is very easy - especially if you have young children. Here at Villa Xanthi you can truly relax and unwind from the rat-race of every day life back home and enjoy quality time with your children, friends and family in a safe and welcoming environment.
Our 30-page information pack gives you links and lots of information on all the best flight companies for you to try. So make sure you open this PDF when you get our response to your enquiry as it has lots of helpful hints and tips in it. We also give you details of the best Car Hire companies and advice about Taxis too.
Larnaca is the closest airport.
Most UK airports fly to Cyprus. Larnaca airport is the closest to Olympic Villa (45km) and takes about 45mins to get there on good roads (left hand drive - same as in the UK). You could also fly in to Paphos airport but please be aware that this is further away and would take about 1½-2 hours to get to the villa by car.
There are a whole host of car hire companies to choose from. We point out the best ones in our info pack, so make sure you check these out when we reply to your enquiry. We even give you the links to their web sites to save you looking them all up!
If you would rather have a taxi collect you from the airport, I can book this for you with the firm I have used for many years. They are very reliable and have never let me down. These pre-booked taxis are generally cheaper than jumping in a taxi that's outside the airport. Our drivers meet you as you exit the arrivals hall - holding a sign with your name on - and take you straight to the villa.
The Famagusta region is steeped in history with roman ruins including an amphitheatre and roman baths. The region also boasts a “ghost town” in the form of Famagusta town, just over the border in to Northern Cyprus. Famagusta was once a thriving resort and is popular with tourists for day excursions. If you have a hire car, you can drive yourself or quite a few of our guests take an organised trip. One of which is the Red Bus tour to Famagusta & Varosha and is well worth doing some guests have said. I drove across the border in to Northern Cyprus at Agios Nikolaos, near Deryneia and Famagusta - not far from Pernera. You will need your passport and to pay for extra car insurance (€20-€25). It's really easy. You can also cross the border in Nicosia. Most places in Northern Cyprus accept Euros - not just Turkish Lira.
The Famagusta region also has perhaps the finest beaches on the island with gently-sloping Blue Flag beaches and crystal-clear water ideal for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. For the more adventurous many beaches provide watersports including jet-skiing, para-gliding, water skiing and wind-surfing. Fig Tree Bay is undoubtedly one of the finest beaches on the island and is only 2-3 Kms from the villa in the thriving tourist resort of Protaras. It does get very busy though - so be warned! There are much quieter and some say nicer beaches than Fig Tree Bay in the area, so make sure you explore these too. Also close-by is the dramatic and rugged coastline of Cavo Greco where you can find sea caves and even see people cliff-diving. It also has a tranquil national forest park with excellent nature trails.
Drive along the coast and explore charming little fishing villages which provide a great opportunity to see the “catch of the day” being landed and traditional basket-weaving methods. The rolling countryside is famous for its old windmills – take a drive and pass through some of the small villages with their narrow streets, churches and sleepy tavernas overlooking the main squares.
The region also boasts larger towns such as Paralimni and Protoras with plenty of shops, hypermarkets and nightlife to suit everyone. Ayia Napa is about a 15 minute drive away and is renowned the world over for being a party town with plenty of bars and clubs. It also has some fantastic sandy beaches as well as an amazing waterpark that the kids will love.
The Crystal Lagoon Development itself is situated in the heart of Pernera. The villa is a short distance from lovely sandy beaches which have been awarded the 'Blue Flag' for their cleanliness and safety. The sandy coves around Pernera are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving and really safe for children due to their shallow and clear waters. The beaches have water sports including jet-skiing, para-gliding, water skiing, banana boats and windsurfing. Alternatively you can also take a boat trip from nearby Pernera marina or a day trip to the Troodos mountains, Larnaca or Nicosia. Other nearby excursions include horse riding, camel riding, rock climbing, cycling and jeep safaris. It is also possible to book a day trip to see the Pyramids in Egypt!
Pernera itself is slightly quieter than Protaras with lots of cafes, tavernas, bars, restaurants (some 1st class), shops and supermarkets. All within walking distance - so you do not need to hire a car here. There's even a children's water park in the local hotel - very popular with guests. Indeed, there is plenty to do for families, couples and friends here. If you read the testimonials from our guests, you'll see why Pernera is so popular as a holiday destination.
If you're looking for something a little livelier than Pernera, then pop down to Protoras - the slightly larger and busier coastal town just 3km away. You can even walk in to Protaras from Pernera along the wonderful wooden beach walkway (lite at night) that hugs the shoreline all the way from Pernera to Protaras. Protoras caters for thousands of tourists every year and has restaurants, bars, cafés, tourist shops, watersports, excursions and entertainment to keep you and your family busy. It also boasts probably one of the most popular beaches on the island: Fig Tree bay. But as said - it gets very busy.
The popular and lively resort of Ayia Napa is only 10km away. There you can dance the night away in the many clubs and bars of this hugely popular tourist destination!!
All our guests receive a complimentary copy of our unique 30-page 'Villa Xanthi' Guest Information Pack crammed full of information about the area and giving tips and ideas about things to do. We send you a cut down version of this as a PDF document attached to our response to your initial enquiry. It also gives you links to all the Flight Companies and tips about Car Hire and Taxis plus lots, lots more.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The villa is rented on a weekly basis and prices are in £GB Pounds Sterling per week for the villa, regardless of the number of guests staying. We accept payment by cheque, direct bank transfer (in either £GB Pounds Sterling or €Euros) or credit card (via PayPal – additional fees apply). The rental fee is due to be paid 8-weeks prior to your arrival date.
We require a security/damage deposit of £300 on booking which will be fully refunded as per our Terms and Conditions on your return from the villa. The rental fee is due to be paid 8-weeks prior to your arrival and we will remind you about payment of the rental fee 12-weeks prior to your arrival and then again 8-weeks before you depart.
- Clean, crisp bed linen on arrival day (and cot bed linen if required)
- Bath and Hand Towels
- Beach and Pool Towels
- Welcome basket (tea/coffee/water etc)
- Cleaning on departure day
- Air Conditioning / Electricity
- A very warm welcome from our fantastic on-site caretakers who will look after you during your stay