“Beautiful villa, wonderful location!"
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 one of a small group of 7 villas built 10 years ago to a very high standard. It sits on the edge of the Akamas nature area & enjoys a front-line position overlooking the sea. Set out on two floors, it features 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. Walk-in-steps were built in Spring 2018 with a hand rail making the pool very accessible. A brand new pool liner has also been fitted. Photos which include views of the pool will gradually be updated. 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 & sun terrace with stunning sea views. 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 luxury world-class 5* 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. It is widely recognised as one of the most attractive and least spoilt parts of Cyprus;
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 fabulous 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 10 minutes 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 (available to outside guests) 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 Privilege Card guests a discount: 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 12 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'.