3 bed, 2 bath villa with heated pool in peaceful Cape Greko, Protaras. Sleeps 6.
- English, French, Russian
About Adrian Jenkins
My wife and I and our two children (aged 26 and 12) 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely Villa, Perfect Quiet Location. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
Wonderful heated pool
I can honestly say the pool just makes this villa. You can go anytime of the year and swim.
Communication with the owner is excellent.
Paula was so nice. We had no problems but knew she would be there if we did.
We're glad that you enjoyed your stay Christine and made the most of the heated pool. Hope you will choose to stay with us again.
Perfect again on beautiful Cyprus
This was our fourth stay on this beautiful island and the second time in this beautiful villa. The owner improved the villa with a new pool heating and sunbeds. Usually pools are very cool in October on Cyprus, but this time we had 29 degrees Celsius during our stay and were able to stay for longer in the pool day & night.
Small problems with the pool water have been solved in just 15 minutes after we informed the poolservice via whatsapp and the empty gasbottle for the BBQ was changed after ust one hour.
In addition the owner of the house was available instantly via whatsapp to answer our questions.
The villa is located near to Konnos and Greenbay, which are some of the most beautiful beaches on Cyprus. A cyprus taverne is only 5 minutes by walk and a very good italian restaurant in 15 minutes by walk. All you need is here!
Thanks a lot and see you again, soon!
Fantastic villa and a perfect location. Very happy with our stay.
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.
Exceeded expectations. Clean. Comfortable and with all amenities.
The owners and process were exceptional, faultless. My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would strongly recommend this Villa.
Perfect property,perfect location,perfect holiday
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Protaras centre ("the Strip") 2km. Ayia Napa centre 8km. Paralimni centre 10km. Larnaca Airport 65km. Grecian Park Hotel 400m. Mimosa Beach Hotel 600m.
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.