|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Elia House benefits from its own private pool and lovely gardens including many fruit trees for your enjoyment. Leading from the living room and two principal bedrooms is a spacious veranda with stunning pool and mountain views, furnished with table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. With two king, one twin and one single bedroom, the house is ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay. For the summer months Elia House has full air-conditioning and in the winter benefits from central heating and a wood fire.
The property is located on the outskirts of Finikaria village, just a few minutes walk from the village centre and its taverna with a children's playground. More general information on the village is available at: www.finikaria.org/en. Quiet and peaceful, yet no more than a fifteen minute scenic drive past the reservoir, to Limassol’s tourist area and beaches, the house has easy access to all amenities.
The village taverna, approximately 5 minutes walk (less than 1/2 km) from Elia house, provides cooked breakfasts, light meals, a full mezze on Friday evenings and curry evening on Tuesdays. It also has a pool table and children's playground.
Whilst the village does not have a grocery store, there is a bakery and a few small stores conveniently located on the road through Germasoyia village on the way to Finikaria.
The neighbouring village of Akrunta, at most a 10 minute drive, also has a taverna in the village square serving good food.
Local Activities: There are many amenities within 15 minutes drive of Elia House including the 5 screen cinema, a bowling alley, supermarkets, bakeries, Limassol’s tourist area with souvenir shops, restaurants, beaches, bars and night clubs. There are also many options a little further afield including alternative beaches and watersports. Limassol old town is approximately 20 minutes drive. Fasourri Waterpark, a 20 to 25 minute drive is a great family day out. Also close to the waterpark is an ice-skating rink in a small shopping mall. Within 25 minutes is a go-karting circuit and the Santa Marina Retreat, 20 minutes drive, offers horse-riding, archery, buggy rides and a climbing wall. There are also three golf courses within 30 - 40 mins drive. Fishing in the reservoir is permitted with a licence when declared open. At the house there is a guide to all these facilities, local amenities, other attractions, restaurants and take-aways, including directions, website links and phone numbers.
The Property: Elia House is in a quiet cul-de-sac with 9 other residential properties which are to the side and behind Elia House, although it has an almost secluded back garden with trees and shrubs. The house sits in approximately 1/3 of an acre and there are no other houses in front of the property giving a clear view of the mountains and privacy around the pool. There is no through road past the property so there are few cars.
Wow, we absolutely loved this place. We stayed here in October 2016 (3 adults and 2 kids) and were blessed with amazing weather. The house is just beautiful, very homely and welcoming, very clean, and stocked with everything you could need for a perfect holiday. The position of the house is perfect, not overlooked, and the views are stunning. The grounds of the house are also beautiful, and the pool is amazing. The village is very well kept, with the square and cafe being within easy walking distance (the food in the cafe is great, and they are so friendly). It's a very scenic 20 minute drive into cosmopolitan Limassol, which we loved. Everyone we have met, or spoken with, regarding Elia House has been friendly and informative. The booking was easy, and Giselle was so helpful and very accommodating, giving us every bit of information we could possibly have needed, without having to ask (including detailed maps which made our drive from the airport stress free). John and Joanny gave us a warm welcome at the property and were a wealth of local information. I would certainly recommend Elia house if you are looking for a private villa in Cyprus, you won't be disappointed in any way.
This is a lovely house - very spacious and comfortable - a real home from home rather than a holiday let. It is equipped to a very high standard aespecially the kitchen. The pool is lovely with a fountain at one end and there is a big shady terrace where we spent much of our time.
it is located just outside sleepy Finikaria village about ten minutes inland from the Limassol strip with its shops,bars and hotels. The area is very quiet and peaceful apart from the occasional dog barking.
The mountain road down to the coast is a little twisty but it's a good road with plenty of passing space and is very panaromic.
The owner is very well organised and provided us with all the information we needed including a very comprehensive map and instructions on how to find the house.
When we arrived at Elia House we were pleasantly surprised at how wonderfull it was,it was well equipped we never wanted for anything except our food off course,and GIselle very kindly left good instructions on how we could purchase our supplies.The VIlla it self was very clean and spacious with the most amazing views it was so relaxing we did go and explore, but for this you will defiantly need a car worth getting car from airport excellent directions given we arrived at night and found it with no problems booking procedure was a breeze good communication throughout we are looking forward to returning as soon as we can Thanks again GIsele
Firstly the owner Giselle made the whole process very simple with quick returns to e.mails and questions. When we arrived I was worried if there would be enough room as there was four adults and four children. My concerns were quickly gone when we got to. Elia house. First impression was "Wow" by all. Nice big lounge area with fully equipped kitchen. My mum brought out spices for dinners, there was no need already there!! We wanted for nothing other than our food and drink of course. That was easy also as Carrfore supermarket is ten minute drive away just past the roundabout to get back on main road A1.
The pool area was big enough to accommodate all of us and plenty of sun beds and chairs. We made use of the Charcoal and Gas BBQ.
My fourteen year old nephew was happy with the table tennis and Wifi, so we even kept him amused for two weeks. What a great villa this is.
Every cupboard had some more equipment in it to help us have a fantastic time. The local travern (pub) was good and only five minute walk showing football and a small play area for kids, they also deliver food if you want a night off cooking.
Thank you Giselle for letting us stay at your beautiful home and we will defiantly return at some point, sooner rather than later I hope!
Just like to thank you very much for a wonderful stay at your villa. The attention to detail was faultless, the views and the pool were stunning and we had great use from the barbecue with the Souvla. We've been to Cyprus many times over the past 30 years due to family living in Limassol and I have to say your villa has brought a different dimension to our holiday this year. The kids didn't want to come home, neither did we come to that. Highly recommend it. We will definetly book again.
We had a fantastic family holiday staying at the villa. Beautiful house with fantastic facilities. The pool is superb as is the garden and BBQ area. Although it may be 40 degrees outdoors the house was always cool thanks to excellent air conditioning. We could not have hoped for a better holiday. I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone going to Cyprus and can’t wait to return some day. Thanks Giselle.
Finikaria village is about 9km from Limassol sea front, a 15 minute scenic drive. It has a population of approximately 300 and dates back to medieval times. Today there is a church, library and taverna in the centre of the village.
The village and its surrounds are great for hiking, trail riding and nature lovers, with miles of trails, paths and unspoiled scenery. It is a wonderful place to relax and yet provides easy access to Troodos mountain and other popular mountain villages as well as to local historic sites of interest including Limassol and Kolossi castles and ancient Amathus and Kourion Amphitheatre.
A must do for families is the nearby Fasouri Watermania Waterpark, which in 2007 was awarded Europe’s Leading Waterpark Attraction by the World Travel Awards. There are many other family attractions nearby including a wide variety of beaches and water sports, horse riding, go-karting, paintballing and golf among many others.
Golf: Aphrodite Hills' 18-hole standard championship golf course follows the scenic contours of the two plateaus that are divided by a central ravine Its challenging fairways cutting a swathe through lakes, olive and carob trees. No wonder the course has taken its rightful place among the very best the Mediterranean can offer. A premier Golf Academy and Pro Shop enhance your golf experience, while the Clubhouse offers delectable specialities and a breathtaking view of the golf course. Two minutes from the main Limassol - Paphos highway. Limassol 50km.
Vikla Golf and Country Club - The Par 72 course is a 30 minute drive. Enjoy a good days golfing at a reasonable price, offering a challenge to the more experienced and ease to novices. A swimming pool and terrace are at the disposal of accompanying family and friends. Robin, the owner, will give you a free introductory lesson if it’s your first time. Special shoes, buggies, trolley’s and clubs are available for hire.
Santa Marina Retreat situated in Parekklisia Village, a 20 minute drive, offers an 18 hole golf course as well as a variety of sporting facilities. It also incorporates the largest private Stud Farm and racing stables in Cyprus with over 250 horses. Facilities include a club house, riding through unspoilt countryside, archery, climbing wall, and buggies for hire to explore the grounds or to play golf.
Ski: In January and February there is often, and occasionally on Christmas Day, snow in the Troodos mountains. There is a small ski resort with four runs ranging from beginner to intermediate. Skis, boots, poles and snowboards are available for rent. Full and half day lift passes are available. If you are renting equipment on a weekend, it is advisable to get there for 8.15am to beat the rush as the building is quite small. The lifts (3 drag, 1 chair) open at 9am and close at 4pm. There is a relatively good website and it is advisable to check the website to see which lifts are open and also whether the roads are open. Chains are sometimes required after a heavy snowfall unless you have four wheel drive. If skiing is not for you, there are also areas suitable for tobogganing, building snowmen or just having fun.
Visit the website: www.cyprusski.com and check out “Piste Conditions”, “Road Condition” and “Web Cam” which is positioned at the base of the longest run.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
Cancellation more than 8 weeks prior to the Arrival Date results in the Initial Deposit (25%) being retained. If cancellation is less than 8 weeks and up to 4 weeks prior to the Arrival Date, we reserve the right to retain the Initial Deposit and 75% of the Final Balance. If cancellation is less than 4 weeks prior to the Arrival Date, we reserve the right to retain the Initial Deposit & the Rental