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Peter Emms

Member since: 2010
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Luxury, peaceful villa with large pool, sea views, 5 minutes stroll to beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Paphos & Suburbs - Villa Gladiolous

Near Latchi, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, full air conditioning, quality furnishings

Set in secluded landscaped gardens just 300m from the beach with stunning sea views and only a 5 minute drive to local shops and restaurants, this luxury villa is fully air-conditioned, with free Wifi, free access to British TV and accomodates up to 6 people. The property is set out on two floors with a spacious open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area and modern furniture and fittings. The mature, landscaped gardens offer both shady and sunny terraces and a large entertainment patio with dining table and chairs and comfortable sofa seating overlooks the pool. The 9m x4m pool is surrounded by a large, sun terrace, with sun loungers, umbrellas etc. providing ample space to dine, relax and swim in comfort. A large built in BBQ with stone sink provides opportunities to experiment with grilling local fish and produce if you want a break from eating out at the nearby Latchi tavernas. A private, double bedroom with adjoining shower room leads separately out to the pool. Upstairs, the master bedroom with 4 poster double bed opens onto a private balcony with stunning sea views and another sun terrace with gazebo. Bedroom 3 has twin beds and views across to the Troodos mountains.

Only 45 minutes drive from Paphos International Airport, yet a world away from the rat-race of the busy resorts, the villa's location in the Akamas region affords beautiful weather which is pleasant off-season and not as oppressively hot as the south coast in high summer.

The villa is situated just 300 metres from Asprokremos beach, widely recognised as the best on Cyprus. To get to the beach you walk along a pathway/track which takes you straight down to the beach (5 minutes) or slightly longer, but a pleasant evening stroll, through the fields towards the Anassa Hotel (10 mins).

The Akamas National Park is immediately behind the villa and offers a diverse selection of wildlife, migratory birds and flora. A comprehensive network of established walking trails criss-cross the Akamas peninsula. There are routes to suit every level of fitness: from a gentle stroll through spectacular scenery to the Baths of Aphrodite nearby; to hard-core trekking in challenging mountain terrain. The Akamas peninsula is southern Cyprus's least developed & best-kept secret. A region of natural beauty, deserted coves housing turtle sanctuaries, crystal-clear waters, picturesque fishing villages with excellent seafood restaurants and thickly wooded hillsides rising majestically above the rugged coastline.

Within a five minute drive of the villa is picturesque Latchi, with its pretty harbour and new marina. You can take a leisurely stroll to watch the many fishing boats followed by a relaxing waterfront lunch or traditional meze dinner at one of the many small seafood restaurants and tavernas offering the best fresh sea food in Cyprus. Latchi has several operators offering all things nautical, including small motor boat hire, scuba diving etc. A variety of water sports are available throughout the summer season. Trips are available from Latchi harbour. These go up the coast past the villa to the blue lagoon and are a nice way of seeing the coast and doing a bit of swimming/snorkeling. A traditional boat stays out longer and provides a barbecue on board. From the harbour you can also hire a small boat to explore the isolated coves along the bay, hire scuba diving equipment, paraglide, etc.

The elegant 5-star Anassa Hotel is within walking distance of the villa; it has a range of world-class restaurants offering some of the best food and wine on Cyprus together with a world class spa complex helping to make the Anassa one of the 20 top mediterranean hotels according to a recent Times readers' survey. Or why not just stroll along to sip a cocktail on the terrace before returning for a meal at the villa with a view of the identical beach!

The charming, historic town of Polis is about 10 minutes drive and here you will find a wide choice of bars & restaurants for coffee, lunch or dinner. Or just enjoy a leisurely day by the pool starting with breakfast on the garden patio which is shaded by a large gazebo and is surrounded by a herb area and flowering shrubs.Then take a stroll on the nearby beach which is often deserted out of season followed by a barbecue lunch or dinner back at the villa.

A free, Privilege Card is provided to all guests; the card offers a number of special benefits and discounts that guests will enjoy during their holiday stay. Details of current offers will be provided on arrival. All the local companies participating in the Privilege Programme have been sourced by our local agents “In Safe Hands” to provide a tried and tested offering to our guests. Based on their extensive local knowledge plus feedback and experience of other guests, the Card enables guests to make the most of their stay and to get the best possible value for their money. In most cases the card will need to be produced to benefit from any particular offer.

For example, Ayii Anargyri, which is within 15 minutes’ drive from the villa, offers our guests a 15% discount on all of their Spa Treatments. Latchi Watersports offer our guests a 20% discount on all diving, scuba diving lessons, parasailing, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, jet ski & banana boat ride. Several local tavernas & restaurants also offer our Privilege Card guests a discounts; one example is the ever popular Moustakallis Restaurant in Polis where the consistency of the food and service is noteworthy and the welcoming by Andreas and his team is exceptional – nothing is too much trouble. There is a varied menu to suit all ages and all tastes, the music is traditional and very much adds to the ambience of this excellent establishment. Guests receive a 10% discount on their food and a complementary after-dinner drink when dining at the restaurant.

Sue and I are both retired and enjoy visiting our holiday home in Cyprus where we love the surrounding countryside and beautiful year-round sunshine. We first visited the Akamas region 6 years ago on a day trip from Paphos and were struck by the beautiful scenery and coastline which reminded us of some parts of Greece and Italy.The villa is our own holiday home and we have fitted it out to a high standard with all the things you would expect in a 'home from home'.

The Akamas is widely recognised as one of the most attractive and least spoilt parts of Cyprus;


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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Peter Emms (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks English

About Peter Emms

Sue and I are both retired and enjoy visiting our holiday home in Cyprus where we love the surrounding countryside and enjoy the beautiful year-round sunshine. We enjoy the walks along the spectacular coastline and into the hills and surrounding villages. As we both enjoy wildlife we love to see the wild flowers in Spring and to watch the swallows arrive and young start to fly and then swoop down to drink in the pool. Later in the year we enjoy seeing the colourful Bea-eaters circling high overhead.

Peter Emms purchased this villa in 2006

Why Peter Emms chose Paphos & Suburbs

We first visited the Akamas region on a day trip from Paphos and were struck by the beautiful scenery and coastline which reminded us of some parts of Greece and Italy. the north-west corner of the island has truly outstanding scenery, equal to any island in the Mediterranean, which still remains almost untouched. The Akamas peninsula, is the last remaining pristine coastline in Cyprus. It’s a unique area; home to 600 native species which is likely soon to be designated a national park. The villa itself is situated right at the edge of the Akamas but close to the small town of Polis and the neighbouring fishing village of Latchi where you will find all modern amenities. If you like your holiday resorts quiet, authentic and not swamped by modern tourism, this is the area for you, especially if you visit in spring or autumn, when visitors are fewer and the ‘weather bonus’ compared with the UK is at its greatest. In March or April, when the weather back home can still be grey, damp and cold, our guests usually have warm sunshine and light breezes.the villa enjoys spectacular views straight out to sea and overlooks the pristine Asprokremos beach with crystal clear waters; the same beach and views as those enjoyed by guests at the nearby luxury Anassa hotel.

The views from high up on the peninsula meediately behind the villa itself are spectacular; the sweeping aerial view to Cape Arnaoutis at the end of the peninsula are amazing. In spring the limestone rock is sprinkled with thousands of rock cyclamens and other flowers. And if you’re a keen walker, the five mile Aphrodite Trail walk (which starts a few hundred metres from the villa) is a must. The views are unequalled anywhere on the island and if you don’t fancy the steep climb, you can walk along the Akamas coast from the Aphrodite Baths on a wide accessible track providing easy walking; or hire a bike and go explore http://m.guardian.co.uk/travel/2013/apr/12/cyprus-cycling-holiday-akamas-peninsula

What makes this villa unique

The property has been our holiday home since we bought it from new, nine years ago. We have fitted it out to a high standard and keep it updated and in a good state of repair and decoration. A consistent theme in feedback from guests is that the villa is better equipped than they expected with lots of space and plenty of options for finding a quiet spot. We love its proximity to the beach where we often take a stroll before dinner or for an early morning dip. We love sitting on the upstairs terrace which enjoys fantastic views of the sea straight in front of the villa. At night, we enjoy just chilling on the large sofas sipping a glass of chilled wine and listening to the cicadas. The garden has been a joy to watch develop and we enjoy sitting in the shade and watching the insects visiting the many colourful flowers and the lizards climbing the stone walls. This part of Cyprus can be less oppressive in the summer months than other parts of the south and enjoys gentle sea breezes at most times. Hiring a boat is very simple and many water sports are readily available. Outside of August, we often have the 2km beach - which is immediately below the villa and said by many to be the best on Cyprus - totally to ourselves. According to Giles Coren, writing in The Times on September 12th 2012 about his stay at the Anassa Hotel, just a few hundred metres along the beach from the villa 'And what a bay. What a beach. I have never been anywhere in the world so top end and modern where the views were over empty sea, virgin beach and barely developed hills (which are protected so won't get spoiled)' That's some accolade! And its the same views and beach which our guests enjoy. So obviously, we agree wholeheartedly!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time; Latchi is a great location and the Villa exceeded our expectations. We could find nothing to concern us at all. Everyone had plenty of space; it was kitted out extremely well and was in a great location. It was our first visit to Cyprus and we had such a good time that we may possibly go back again next year. If we do, Gladiolous 2 will be at the top of of our list! Best regards and thanks Chris & Michele Thurgill
May 2011
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based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury, peaceful villa with large pool, sea views, 5 minutes stroll to beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 31 reviews

Villa Gladiolous is a well equipped villa in a secluded location and in easy reach of the sea.

  • 5 of 5

The villa had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. The beach was just a short walk away but far enough to provide privacy and quiet when we need it. There was plenty of space for us to relax and the pool provided lots of entertainment. The local village Latchi was a short drive with a viarity of restaurants and a picturesque harbour. In Polis there was a small bakery with and ice cream shop next door. All in all a perfect holiday and we will definitely be going again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it.
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Traumhafter Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Es war ein traumhafter Urlaub. Wunderschönes Haus. Top Lage.

Drei Minuten zum Meer. Sehr ruhige Gegend. Guter Ausgangspunkt um die Gegend zu erkunden. Ein Fahrzeug sollte allerdings sein. Ansprechpartner vor Ort (Andrea), sehr freundlich und Hilfsbereit. Wir kommen auf alle Fälle wieder.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Peter; hope my translation is ok: "Dreamlike Vacation. It was a fantastic holiday. Magnificent house . Perfect location. Three minutes to the sea . Very quiet area . Good starting point to explore the area A vehicle is essential. Local contact ( Andrea ) is very friendly and helpful . We will definitely come back."
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Loved it so much

  • 5 of 5

We loved it so much, that we had already started talking and planning our return before we had left to come home.

Everything you could want and so much more. Well kept, and so easy to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it😀
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Kent, UK

It delivers what it says on the tin

  • 5 of 5

An excellently appointed villa, a beautiful garden, scrupulously cleaned pool, in a quiet location that met all our needs with good support from the local service provider. The beach is indeed a short stroll away and lovely for a dip later in the day. Latchi is 5 minutes in the car and probably has everything you need (if you want a large supermarket/ banks that is another 5 or so minutes away in Polis.) Lots to do locally, particularly water sports, with a large choice of restaurant's and bars. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Water sports are very popular with many guests, particularly self-drive motor boats to explore the many coves and beaches.
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Fabulous Gladiolus !!

  • 5 of 5

"We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at Gladiolus 2, Latchi and I can't speak highly enough of the villa and the management of both the villa and ourselves as guests (though I probably shouldn't, as it will be booked up when we want to return, as I'm sure we will!)

The villa itself far exceeded my expectations. It is beautifully situated in a lovely residential area within a ten minute very pleasant walk to local beach, which was one of the best for low key atmosphere, fantastic water, and an elevated taverna with views to die for over your personally selected fresh fish.

The accommodation is beautifully presented and maintained and very stylish. The pictures of it on the HomeAway website do not do it justice by a country mile. There is plenty of room, both inside and out for 6 adult family members to enjoy being together again without tripping over each other, and it is extremely well equipped. As six adults, we could have done with another 2 sun loungers poolside to add to the four already there, but that was the only thing we wanted for.

Andrea and the team at LLV provided us with invaluable local info and recommendations which came up trumps every single time, and the recommendation of a local car hire company was excellent. (They drove us to the airport rather than us having to drop the car there).

LLV attended promptly and efficiently to a minor problem at the outset of our stay.The process of booking the villa was extremely slick with the owner of the villa responding promptly and personally and sharing 'insider' information to our queries and questions. My only criticism would be that laundry change was a little late in the week, although that was probably due to the fact that we had taken the villa for ten days, but four of our party left after a week so they could have done with a change earlier. That is the only slightly negative thing I can say, and so to repeat the start, I can't recommend Gladiolus 2 highly enough. Our stay there has already gone down in family folk lore as one of the best!

The Collier Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Have noted your comments about earlier mid- let cleaning for 10-day stays (also sun beds). Constructive feedback like this is really helpful!
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in villas for the last 8 years and this one would go down as one of the best

Great communication with Peter and Andrea and Paul was also great who where very friendly and on the end of the phone at anytime if any problems. The 2 weeks we had with my wife and two teenagers was lovely and relaxing. Would definitely recommend and we will go back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all enjoyed your stay. Our local agents Andrea & Paul consistently receive good reviews for their helpfulness & friendliness.
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Chrysochous Bay
Car: necessary

Only 50 minutes’ drive from Paphos airport, but a world away from the rat-race of the busy resorts, this modern, luxurious villa is peaceful yet very accessible. Set in its own secluded, landscaped gardens below the Akamas hills with stunning views across Chrysochous Bay, it is just 5 minutes’ drive from Latchi marina with its promenade of fish tavernas. The ancient town of Polis with its popular pedestrianised square filled with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants is just 10 minutes away.The villa is situated just 300 metres (less than 5 minutes’ walk) from an unspoilt beach with beautiful clear water, widely recognised as the best on Cyprus. See: http://traveldk.com/cyprus/southwest-cyprus/topten/hideaway-beaches

Asprokremos beach is one of the least crowded on Cyprus, and you can gaze out over the sparkling, calm waters or watch splendid sunsets over Cape Amaoutis and its offshore islets.

It's location is ideal for an early morning swim before breakfast (the sea remains warm until November) and the beach is one of the few remaining breeding places of the 'Caretta Caretta' protected sea turtle. The exclusive, world class Anassa Hotel, with its luxury facilities is a 5 minute stroll along the beach in one direction and a traditional beach taverna is the same distance in the other direction. The Akamas National Park is immediately behind the villa; backed by a rugged spine of hills, covered with pine and juniper trees. Along its shores are southern Cyprus’s only empty beaches, and from the trails in the hills are some of the finest coastal views in Cyprus. There’s excellent snorkelling off its rocky shores. It also offers a diverse selection of wildlife, migratory birds and flora. In the spring the rocks are covered in wild cyclamen and other alpine flowers. Nearby are the famous Baths of Aphrodite, the goddess’s mythical bathing pool. Around the spring feeding the pool radiates a network of walking trails including the Fontana Amorosa, a 6-km (4-mile) which winds along rocky slopes by the edge of the sea, overlooked by pine-covered slopes with many perfect opportunities for a cooling plunge in the sea. Scattered in the hills behind the villa are many interesting old villages to explore such as Drouseia, one of the region’s prettiest villages, with graceful old stone houses standing above steep lanes overlooked by the limestone crags of Agios Georgios. The Akamas is widely recognised as one of the most attractive and least spoilt parts of Cyprus. See:


If you’re looking for a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, enjoy swimming, sailing, fishing and diving in turquoise lagoons and sheltered coves or simply relaxing by your own private pool or on the beach below, this villa is probably just right for you.


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Prices for this holiday villa in Polis & Latchi Area, Paphos region

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1 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2016
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5 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Prices are per week in UK pounds. Air-conditioning in bedrooms is included free of charge. A 25% non refundable deposit is required to book the villa; we will reserve the villa for 48 hours pending receipt of deposit. The balance and refundable, damage security deposit of £200 is required 60 days prior to departure. Cancellation charges: 4-8 weeks

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Paphos & Suburbs in Paphos region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom featuring 4 poster double bed, with double doors to sun balcony with stunning sea views, gazebo, 2 seater sofa and coffee table. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Double bedroom (3) on ground floor leading out to pool patio. All bedrooms feature large wardrobes with plentiful hangers, fly screens, ceiling fans, and air-conditioning. The downstairs bedroom is suitable for the elderly or infirm as there is also a downstairs bathroom; both have level access through the ground floor rooms from the drive/ parking area.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The private pool is 9m x 4m x 1.6m with a large, sunny surrounding patio area with sun loungers, sun umbrellas and large built-in BBQ. There is a landscaped garden on several levels, with patio areas and tables for outside eating. It is very pleasant to breakfast on the garden patio to the east of the house as it is shaded by a large gazebo and is surrounded by a herb area and flowering shrubs. Should you want to sit in the shade at any time, there is a large, shaded patio area leading from the lounge area with stunning sea views, a large L shaped sofa, 6 seater dining table and several reclining sun beds. There is also a drive with parking space for 2 cars. The villa is within a 45 minute drive from 3 world class golf courses. Tsada - on the road from Polis to Paphos. Secret Valley - approx 10km east of Paphos just off the motorway. Aphrodite Hills - Close by the Secret Valley course.

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