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Luxury Villa with Heated Pool. Walk to Beaches and Grecian Park Hotel. Wi-Fi.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bed, 2 bath villa with heated pool in peaceful Cape Greko, Protaras. Sleeps 6.

Villa Mara is a light, bright villa, furnished in a contemporary style. It sleeps up to 6 adults with room for cot beds (one included) and is in a quiet location a few minutes' walk from the beaches and restaurants of the highly sought after Cape Greko area of Protaras, home to the beautiful beach of Konnos Bay and the Grecian Park Hotel.

The rental price is fully inclusive of private pool, sun loungers, air-conditioning, wi-fi internet access, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, Xbox 360 games console, iPod speaker system, outside dining, gas fired barbecue, table tennis table, bed linen, towels, 24 hour key collection & management service.

A welcome pack of essential food items is available for an additional £15.

We charge a small additional amount for pool heating (£10-£15 per day depending on the time of year).

The open plan layout of the living, dining and kitchen area is modern and relaxing. Complementing this are 3 bedrooms (1 double, 2 twin), a family bathroom, downstairs wet room and pool side shower.

Villa Mara is ideal for families, guests attending weddings at the Grecian Park Hotel and friends seeking a luxurious break in the sun.

Things To Do: Cyprus has over 300 days of sunshine a year, making it a great place for outdoor activities. On the east coast they invariably involve water! At Konnos Bay Beach (15 min walk/3 min drive), Mike’s Watersports has a variety of up to date boats, jet skis and water activities including water skiing, parasailing, pedalos and banana boats for hire.

Mimosa Beach is a 10 min walk from the villa, has a secluded and sheltered beach which is ideal for swimming with children and there is a bar serving food and drinks all day.

The Grecian Park Hotel, a 5* establishment increasingly popular for as a wedding destination with its magnificent view over Konnos Bay, is a 10 min walk away. It has a spectacular cliff top bar, restaurants, tennis courts, a gym and spa which are all open to non residents. Many of our guests attend weddings at the hotel.

For those who enjoy diving, the Cyclop's Cave dive site is a 10 min walk from the villa.

For a family water experience, WaterWorld water park in Agia Napa is a fun way to spend a day.

Things to Do: In Agia Napa harbour there are a variety of boat experiences on offer: 2 hour swim and snorkel trips in the nearby sea caves; day trips up to the UN patrolled border from where you can see the “ghost town” of Famagusta and evening dinner cruises. Turn up and decide which one is best for you: there are options for every budget.

For those who want to explore the local area in something other than a car, Ham-Yam Rentals is, in our opinion, the best place to hire bicycles, scooters, motorbikes and dune buggies. It is within walking distance of the villa on Cape Greko Road.

All of Cyprus is accessible from the villa within one day, even Paphos on the west coast. We love driving to the Troodos Mountains, out via Nicosia and back via Limassol. The area is quite beautiful and is full of traditional Cypriot villages nestling on the side of the mountains. Eat well, visit churches, monasteries, vineyards and swim all on the same day.

Golf, Ski and Health & Safety: Golf - there are three courses within driving distance Aphrodite Hills, Minthis Hills and Secret Valley.

Ski - there is a short snow season in the Troodos mountains from January to March with fun to be had by all ages from tobogganers to serious skiers. The Troodos mountain range stretches across most of the western side of Cyprus and is about 15C cooler than at the coast year round. There are many famous mountain resorts, Byzantine monasteries and churches on mountain peaks and, nestling in valleys, are picturesque mountain villages clinging to terraced hill slopes covered in vines. Omodos is one such village.

Health & Safety - Villa Mara is fitted with the following safety equipment to make your stay as comfortable as possible: three smoke alarms, fire extinguisher, fire blanket, first aid kit, glass door stickers and a wall mounted safe.

More Details

Owner
Adrian Jenkins
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Adrian Jenkins

My wife and I and our two children (aged 25 and 11) live in England, 35 miles to the north west of London. We both work and bought Villa Mara as a place to relax and unwind by the sea with our family. Svetlana is Russian and there are strong cultural ties between Russia and Cyprus and, coupled with a love of the sea and the Cypriots' family friendly outlook on life, it made Protaras / Cape Greko the ideal location for us. We bought the villa with the intention of renting it out so that others can enjoy it as well - it really is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Water sports, tennis and cycling are all close by. We love to BBQ the locally caught fish and the fresh produce is amazing. We hope you will enjoy the villa as much as we do.

Adrian Jenkins purchased this villa in 2009

Why Adrian Jenkins chose Protaras

We bought Villa Mara as a family get away and as an investment. It is in Cape Greko, Protaras which is within walking distance of Konnos Bay beach, the most beautiful beach in Cyprus. The sea is warm and calm there and, with over 300 days of sunshine, it is an uplifting place to be. We chose to buy a villa in Cyprus because culturally it suits us both well - I am English and my wife is Russian. UK and Russian citizens can enter Cyprus easily - it is a great place for us to travel with family members. The people of Cyprus are very friendly and love children which means that the whole island is very family friendly and relaxed. Cape Greko is a 45 min drive from Larnaca airport (the first 35 mins are motorway) and there are cheap flights from most major European cities.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Mara is a light, airy property with Wi-fi and is only 200m as the crow flies from the sea (you can see it from two of the bedrooms). It has its own heated pool (rare in Cyprus) and is within walking distance of two beaches (Konnos Bay and Mimosa), which are both great for swimming. Konnos Bay beach has excellent water sports facilities and the Cyclops' Cave dive spot is between the villa and beach. There are a number of restaurants and bars within walking distance, including the cliff top bar at the Grecian Park Hotel (10 mins walk) which is a must do experience during your stay. A convenience store is 2 min walk away and the local Ayia Napa - Paralimni bus service stops outside it (every 20 mins from 07:00-04:00). Villa Mara is on a development of only 15 villas and the area is quiet at night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have just returned from 13 days at the Villa Mara with my 2 sisters. We all agree that it is a beautiful Villa in a really good location. It's situated more or less equidistant to both Protaras and Ayia Napa.



The standard throughout the villa was excellent, having wi fi was a real plus and the pool was big enough to swim in.



Paula and her partner were really helpful but didn't intrude in any way.



All in all, I have been visiting Cyprus for over 20 years and this Villa was good value for money and exceeded my expectations, the description given in the advert is accurate. I would certainly recommend to friends and would stay there again myself.
Jun 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Protaras around the Famagusta District

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full size sink
    Downstairs Wet Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full size sink
    Pool Shower - Outdoor Shower
  • Both internal showers have full length shower curtains and external windows to allow steam to escape. Hotel quality towels and bath mats are provided. Hot water is provided by the highly efficient solar panels mounted on the roof and there is an immersion heater in the unlikely event that you need to top up the hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have blackout roller blinds and curtains to ensure the rooms are dark, even during day time which is ideal for those afternoon naps for adults and children alike. Each bedroom has its own remote controlled air conditioning unit, so you can lie in bed and adjust the room temperature. Floor to ceiling built in wardrobes with hangers are in each room where you can also find duvets in the unlikely event that you need them. There is a keypad operated safe in the master bedroom to store any valuables during your stay. All hotel quality bed linen is included and there is a travel cot provided at no additional charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property is professionally managed by an English lady who looks after a small number of high quality villas in the area and who will personally meet you at the villa within 24 hours of arrival. She is contactable during your stay. There is a 32 inch LCD TV with satellite channels in English, Russian, German and many other languages, a DVD/CD player, an Xbox 360 games console with 2 controllers and an iPod dock and speaker system (with a cable supplied in case your iPod/mp3 player does not fit in the dock). There is a library of DVD’s in both English (over 35 films) and Russian (25 films) and 6 games for the Xbox 360. The villa has wireless broadband internet access (Wi-fi) at no extra cost. Outside, the pool (which is cleaned twice per week) has 6 high quality sun loungers and tables for your drinks. On the outside patio, there is a dining table with 6 chairs and a gas fired BBQ. There is also table tennis/ping pong table with 4 paddles for our guests to enjoy.

Reviews

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Luxury Villa with Heated Pool. Walk to Beaches and Grecian Park Hotel. Wi-Fi.
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 42 reviews
5

Perfect property,perfect location,perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Villa Mara is a beautiful property, perfect for our family stay while attending a wedding at Grecian Park Hotel (just a 10minute walk)

Our young children had an amazing experience of the pool in its private setting and we all appreciated the luxury of the interior-clean and comfy.

Ideal situation, local shops and restaurants and very convenient bus service making it easy to visit nearby towns and beaches.

Communication with the property owner was spot on and everything on arrival was as agreed and advertised.

Highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

Thankyou for the most relaxing holiday ever-Villa holidays are the way forward.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tonya, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. We try to describe everything in the listing as accurately as possible and do our best to help our guests make the most of the villa and local area. We have lots of guests attending weddings at the Grecian Park Hotel, as you did, there are two very nice beaches within walking distance too, and the local bus service means that it is not essential to have a car to explore further afield in the Protaras and Agia Napa area. Enjoy the rest of the summer! Adrian and Svetlana
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5

Fantastic villa and a perfect location. Very happy with our stay.

  • 5 of 5

07-14th of September 2018.

Very impressed with the villa. 6 Adults stayed and it was a perfect size. We stayed here as our sister was getting married and it was the perfect location to get to our sisters hotel, The Grecian Park Hotel which was 10 min walk from the villa. The bus routes were brilliant they took us straight into Ayia Napa and also to the water park and the bus stop was just a 1 min walk from the villa on the main road. We had no issues what so ever with the villa itself and it was very comfortable for our stay, air condition in every room and no issues in using it. Kitchen was a brilliant size . The pool was great and there were sun loungers for everyone. Adrain the owner was very good to get in contact with and answered all our queries prior to our stay, he also sent a leaflet with everything you could possibly need so thank you for that Adrain. The landlady stopped off at the villa to check we had arrived safely and had also left some food and drink for us on arrival which was really good as we hadn't been able to stop off at the shop on the first night.

Beautiful beaches only 10-15 min walk away. We had the best holiday with great accommodation. will be an unforgettable holiday of a life time.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations. Clean. Comfortable and with all amenities.

  • 5 of 5

The owners and process were exceptional, faultless. My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would strongly recommend this Villa.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ticked all the boxes- everything was just what we wanted and precisely as stated

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for six adults- conveniently located for protaras town and ayia napa nights- pool area was lovely and all the improvements made ie. the shade screen over the outside table and privacy screen made this villa far superior to the other six in the street. Air con was great and for our first villa stay we definitely hit the jackpot

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Nice Location- great House --perfect--

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Mara for 3 whole weeks, and i can honestly say, that it was a pleasure to be there. Everything worked fine, pool was clean, acc was good.

We also felt very save during our stay.

Nice view from the terrace. Only 700 meter walk to beautiful Konnos bay :)

Parking space available.

We ´ll definitely return to Cyprus, because we met a lot of friendly people (who needs Spain anymore :) :)

Cyprus is really great to discover it by foot. There´re a lot of walking trails close to the coastline.

Limassol is very nice and it´s worth to spend a day there.

thanks to Paula.

Best Regards from Hamburg / Germany

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

The house was just how it was described. It had everything we needed and the owner was prompt, attentive, and accommodating. We hope to return next spring.

p.s. renters should feed the kitty, we named he Wonder and she’s a sweetheart

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Larnaca
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Kafkaros
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Larnaca
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
A3 at Agia Napa
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Kafkaros
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Troodos Mountains
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Mimosa
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Weddings: Cyprus is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love. Today Cyprus is one of the most popular destinations in the world for couples to tie the knot outside of their own country. Villa Mara is a 10 minute walk from one of the most exclusive hotels for weddings on the island, the Grecian Park Hotel, which sits atop the cliff overlooking Konnos Bay. Whilst the bride and groom will stay in the hotel, guests may choose to enjoy the freedom and luxury of Villa Mara which provides excellent value in comparison. With 2 other villas of similar size in the development readily bookable through us, up to 18 guests can stay close to the wedding party and enjoy each other’s company in a more relaxed environment prior to the Big Day. Contact us for more details.

Coast/Beach:

Konnos Bay Beach (15 min walk/3 min drive) is arguably the best beach on the island and is within a National Park/area of outstanding natural beauty. As well as being ideal for swimming (the water is shallow a long way out) and sunbathing, Mike’s Watersports has a variety of up to date pedalos, boats, jet skis and other activities.

Mimosa Beach is a 10 min walk/3 min drive from the villa, is ideal for swimming in calm water and there is a bar serving food and drinks all day.

The Cyclop's Cave dive site is a 10 min walk from the villa.

Travel:

Villa Mara is a 45 min drive from Larnaca airport, with all but the last 8km on the A3 motorway. Hire a car at the airport or take a taxi (about EUR 65).

A car is not essential but it is strongly recommended if you want to get the best out of your holiday. The local Ayia Napa - Paralimni bus service runs every 20 minutes in summer from the end of the road and there are local taxi companies.

Motorbikes, scooters and dune buggies can be hired from Ham Yam Rentals which is 15 min walk away.

Distances:

Protaras centre ("the Strip") 2km. Ayia Napa centre 8km. Paralimni centre 10km. Larnaca Airport 65km. Grecian Park Hotel 400m. Mimosa Beach Hotel 600m.

Further Details:

Tennis courts can be hired at the Grecian Park for 10 euros per hour. For a family water experience, Water World water park in Agia Napa is a fun way to spend a day. Catch a bus from the end of the road to the park or take your hire car – the park is visible from the motorway. In Agia Napa harbour there are a variety of boat experiences on offer: 2 hour swim and snorkel trips in the nearby sea caves; day trips up to the UN patrolled border from where you can see the “ghost town” of Famagusta and evening dinner cruises. Turn up and decide which one is best for you: there are options for every budget.

For those who want to explore the local area in something other than a car, Ham-Yam Rentals is, in our opinion, the best place to hire bicycles, scooters, motorbikes and dune buggies. It is within walking distance of the villa on Cape Greko Road.

All of Cyprus is accessible from the villa within one day, even Paphos on the west coast. We spent an enjoyable day driving to the Troodos Mountains, out via Nicosia and back via Limassol. The area is quite beautiful and is full of traditional Cypriot villages and Orthodox monasteries nestling on the side of the mountains. We had a great lunch, tour of the churches and old stone houses and visited two vineyards in the town of Omodos.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Protaras,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£291
for 3 nights
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£660
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
From
£118
Fri,Sat,Sun
£560
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2018 - 22 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
£935
 
 
March/April
23 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£208
for 3 nights
From
£110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£465
 
 
May
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£219
for 3 nights
From
£110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£490
 
 
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£130
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£590
 
 
Early July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 24 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£740
for 7 nights
£740
 
 
High Season 2019
25 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£940
for 7 nights
£940
 
 
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£304
for 3 nights
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£690
 
 
October 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£130
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£590
 
 
Low Season 2019/20
1 Nov 2019 - 20 Mar 2020
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
£455
£950
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Welcome pack of food £15

All prices are quoted in GBP Sterling.

To book the villa, a deposit of 25% is required which can be paid in GBP Sterling or Euros. The balance is due no later than 6 weeks before arrival, along with a £250 security deposit which will be refunded in full within 10 working days of departure following a satisfactory check out report. We do not deduct for small broken items such as plates or glasses

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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