**Update Jan 2019**- During December the villa has had a number of improvements and upgrades which include an outdoor sofa set, a set of luxury rattan sun loungers, modernised curtains and bedding and blackout blinds to all bedrooms to name but a few. New photos will be taken as soon as possible**
Situated in a secluded & affluent part of the ever popular family resort of Coral Bay, Villa Rafaella is a private paradise surrounded by stunning green citrus fruit orchards, affording beautiful views of the glistening (turquoise) Mediterranean Sea.
Rafaella is a charming Cypriot designed villa, characterised by Palm Trees, stone balustrades and wooden pergolas in a peaceful location that is easily reached from amenities in Coral Bay. Shops, bars and restaurants are all within easy (and flat) walking distance.
Corallia Beach is only 1km from Villa Rafaella and if you fancy indulging in some water sports such as jet ski-ing and paragliding or taking a spectators spot in one of the beach cafes with a cold beer, Coral Bay Beach is only a 10-15 minute walk away. The main strip is just under 2km away (to its heart) as is the large Philippos hypermarket which will deliver both you and your shopping home without charge upon request.
Accessed from a long gated driveway, the two storey villa has a real sense of space and seclusion and is fully furnished in an elegant style with all modern conveniences.
The villa has fully functional A/C throughout the bedrooms and fitness room. It has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, (3 en-suites, a shower room and Cloakroom/WC ), sleeping 10 (one or two infants extra would be permitted).
The very spacious & beautifully decorated ground floor area features large open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room with an elegant dining table seating 10 and situated next to French doors leading to the outside pool area.
Other amenities include a private swimming pool with sea views, gazebo with outdoor dining area, stone built BBQ, private indoor gym, complimentary (fast) Wi-Fi, Large Flat Screen TV in the lounge with Satellite (English speaking channels) & DVD and all the comforts you need to make this your home away from home in the Cyprus sunshine.
The villa can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably, so gather your friends and family and start planning a dream vacation to the mythical island of Cyprus.
DETAILS OF THE INTERIOR
As you enter through the main double doors to the villa you are greeted by a glistening marble staircase and floor which features a stunning mosaic design. Adjacent to the staircase you will find a beautiful open area which benefits greatly from natural light due to the grand windows and patio doors leading outside. The stylish lounge is complimented by a chic modern two piece suite, black glass coffee table, flat screen TV with satellite, DVD player and 1990's retro stereo system. All in all, an excellent space for relaxing with your favourite bottle of wine after a long day at the beach (or by the pool).
Walking past the impressive stone built fireplace you will come into the open dining area and kitchen. This is a wonderful space, full of natural light, with 4 sets of French doors leading to the outdoor pool area.
The dining area features a classic chaise longue and a large dining table with ten leather chairs and offers beautiful views of the pool and surrounding orchards. The fully equipped kitchen is spacious and has all modern amenities including a dishwasher, large fridge-freezer and microwave and modern coffee maker. There is an electric oven, extractor hood and gas hob. Just as we leave the kitchen we will pass the utility/laundry room complete with the washing machine, cupboards, sink and accessible back door for your convenience.
Moving to the east part of the villa you will come to the private indoor gym. The air-conditioned gym is complete with a running machine, an exercise bike, ankle weights, X-trainer mat and two medicine balls. There is also a large set of patio doors leading outdoors for those in need of a refreshing dip in the pool after a stimulating workout.
As we leave the gym we will come to the two ground floor twin rooms Both rooms are fresh and tranquil, featuring large built in wardrobes and bright patio doors leading to the rear private veranda which are surrounded by luscious greenery and views of the mountains. The ground floor shower room is next to the twin rooms and is accessed from the hall.
Moving upstairs we will arrive at the large open landing which features two relaxing chairs. To the left there is a set of patio doors leading onto the western balcony. The other three doors lead to both the master and double bedrooms.
The master suite is a beautiful boudoir and features a king sized bed, large built in wardrobes, dressing table and mirror, en suite Jacuzzi bathroom, and two sets of patio doors leading to north and south balconies.
The double bedrooms, like the master, have large built in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms. They too have French doors leading out to a large southern balcony with offers wonderful panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and glistening horizon.
A travel cot and highchair can be supplied on request. Air-Conditioning included in rental price (bedrooms and fitness room) (Lounge area paid extra at 10 euros per day if required).
DETAILS OF THE EXTERIOR
As you enter the grand gated driveway you will notice a shaded car port to the right of the property where there is a table tennis court for those friend and family tournaments. Walking around the side of the villa you will come to the stunning pool area. There are ten sun loungers with two parasols and pergola surrounding the sparkling 9m by 4m pool (lit to perfection at night). To the left of the villa there is a large outdoor dining area sheltered by the beautiful, traditional stone built gazebo featuring white drapes giving it a special Cypriot old worldly charm. In the same secluded area you will find the large authentic stone BBQ to assist with alfresco dining. A truly beautiful spot for taking in the sunset as it glistens through the palm trees.
Moving upstairs again you will find the upper balconies. The large southern balcony which is accessed by both double bedrooms feature a table seating six and offers spectacular views of the ocean and coastline.
The master suite is blessed with north and south facing balconies. The southern balcony has a set of two wicker chairs and table and is completely secluded for those wishing to have a romantic glass of wine whilst watching the sun set on the horizon. The northern balcony offers a beautiful view of the mountains and is a perfect spot for star gazing.
Review submitted by Steven from Hartlepool (Submitted: 05/11/2018)
''Brilliant villa, very clean and spacious. Lovely location, surrounded by orange and banana trees. 10 minute walk to local shop and a couple of bars. 15 minutes walk to Coral Bay beach
Blazing Saddles Bar was nice, few games for the children (air hockey, pool etc). Fat Mamas is a must for anyone visiting Paphos, food and entertainment is brilliant. Coral Bay beach was good also for water sports and bathing alike. I would also recommend a jeep safari tour as a great way to see the island and a few select locations.
Very satisfied with your service. Lots of communication before our trip and answered any and all questions we had.
We had a small issue when the power went off one morning, I called them up and they resolved it very quickly, they were very friendly and helpful.
Thank you for helping make our holiday enjoyable, please also pass our regards on to the villa owners / managers who were brilliant. Regards, Steven''
Review submitted by June from Nottingham (Submitted: 07/10/2018)
''The Villa was fantastic, we were very impressed. was very clean and well equipped especially in the kitchen, plenty of plastic glasses and plates useful for the pool area and the children in our party, would certainly recommend the villa to others.
The location was lovely, very secluded although we did find we had to take taxis everywhere as we had young children in our group and the distance to walk in the heat (not complaining about the weather it was glorious) would have been to much for them, in hindsight we should have hired a seven seater vehicle.
We did visit the Italian restaurant you kindly recommended and gave us vouchers for, Duomo I think the service and food was outstanding, best meal we had in Cyprus. Water Park was a great day out and well worth the money. Andy's Taxi Service a godsend, and such a nice guy.
The service we received from yourselves especially you Steven was second to none, I can't thank you enough for all your assistance, it is the first time I have arranged a family holiday on line and not through a Travel Agent was very concerned but you made it so easy. Thank you again.
When we arrived we had requested two high chairs and there was only one, also one of the air conditioners dripped through the whole first night, when I called this through to the local Manager I was very impressed when a gentleman Chris I believe arrived within a couple of hours with the second high chair and arranged to have the air con fixed that same day. Great Service.
As I am sure you can tell was very happy with the villa and the all round service I received, together with the welcome food pack. Please use any information I have provided if you find it useful. Many thanks again. Kindest regards, June Betts and family''