Cyprus / Protaras / Pernera, Beachside Palace Villa, pool slide, sea across rd
Pete & Sue Thomas
About Pete & Sue Thomas
Pete and Sue, married couple with 2 children, living in the South Coast of UK.
Pete & Sue Thomas purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Pete & Sue Thomas chose Pernera
We have enjoyed holidaying in Cyprus many times, and favoured the golden beaches of the East Coast. Located on the eastern side of the island, Pernera is a perfect holiday destination. There is always plenty going on, without it being too rowdy. Pernera is blessed with a series of small, sandy beaches, each located in a small cove and, each with its own charm. We can also walk to our two favourite restaurants.
What makes this Villa unique
At our property we enjoy - home from home comforts, everything is top quality and provided. - convenience of location for beaches, beachside walks, snorkelling, peace and quiet yet near enough to amenities when needed. - total relaxation, when you holiday infrequently it's important to get it right and not waste money.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Lovely villa , grandchildren loved the pool with slide.Nice quiet area and good size rooms. Overall would definitely come back lovely place . Thank you Pete and Sue.
Really pleased you enjoyed your break.
Great for families with kids
The location is great for families with children. We used the Golden Coast beach which is 5 min walk from the villa. It is clean, sandy and very safe for children. There are several mini-markets just around the corner, where you can buy everything you need and local fruit and veg. We enjoyed fresh strawberries and watermelon! The villa was very cosy, clean and had enough space for everyone. The kids enjoyed the swimming pool with the slide. Sometimes, it was even difficult to drag them to the beach, they preferred to play in the pool. Pete, the owner gave us a lot of useful information prior the visit, and Chris the manager was always available when we had questions or needed his help. Overal, it was great, relaxing time for adults and the kids.
Great house with nice pool
We stayed here for 2 weeks it was the first time we have stayed in pernera witch was a nice change the villa itself was lovely and spacious the outside area was enough for the 7 of us and needed a little bit of TLC but this didn't have any impact on our stay it is advisable to have a car as the road near the villa is not lit at night and at the time we were there was used as a big diversion
All in all a great villa with a good pool and Slide which the kids loved...we will try and book again the next time we visit Cyprus
Booking with Pete was easy and stress free
BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN GREAT LOCATION
This villa is very spacious, beautifully maintained and decorated and in a great location with the local beach just a short walk away. it is a about a 45 minute drive from the airport and the owners supplied detailed directions which got us there without any problems at all, even though we arrived at night. There are many local shops and supermarkets within a short drive. Also only about 7-10 miles to the wonderful beaches at Aiya Napa. There is a great pool with a slide and which is lit at night. The owners really have thought of everything and we would have no hesitation in recommending this as a great holiday destination.
Glad you enjoyed your stay
The inside of the property was lovely. Clean and tidy. The outside was filthy.
The villa was in a perfect position for where we wanted to be. However we were disappointed with the outside of the property. The balcony was covered in bird excrement. The pool was dirty, full of feathers dirt and leaves. As far as we were aware, the pool wasn't cleaned as the vendor said it was done every other day. The poolside was also extremely dirty,it hadn't been swept or cleaned for a long time. The furniture was full of cobwebs, we couldn't sit by the pool it was so bad. The vendor said the cleaners were buying a high powered washer to clean up but it is too late for us. The vendor also insisted the cleaners changed our bedding but I can assure you they didn't. I washed all the bedding and towels myself. Such a shame really as we are going back to Cyprus in October but will not be going back to this villa.
We’ve now had 44 guests review our villa to date, most have given 4 or 5 stars reviews. Until now we've never had a 1 or 2 star review so it’s a real shame and it’s a real surprise to us, more so because we received these 2 emails from Hazel (with nothing but praise) during her stay :-
Received Day 10
We are having a brilliant time in your lovely villa. Is anyone going to be in the villa on Sunday as we don't leave until 6:30pm and I was wondering if we could leave our cases in the villa until then.
Received Day 3
Yes the pool is fine and a new washing machine was delivered.
Hazel had asked above if they could checkout late as they had a late evening flight, but unfortunately I had to decline as the next guests were arriving at lunchtime. Sadly, it was only then that her comments became negative.
I have contacted Hazel to ask if she would kindly reconsider the rating she gave our villa. I acknowledge there were some frustrating issues when they first arrived and so she called me, following that :-
• The safe problem was sorted
• That day we determined the Washing Machine was irreparable so a replacement was ordered and delivered the very next day.
We addressed these issues immediately, but I apologies again for them arising.
Regarding the pool it is cleaned twice a week in the summer. I've checked with the other guests that have visited this year, many said they witnessed the pool being cleaned twice a week. That said, leaves/feathers do blow back into the pool quite often - which is why we leave a net - to allow customers to fish out, but I do understand that you may not want to do this yourselves. So again I apologise.
With regard to the bird’s excrement near the balcony this was cleaned before you arrived, but there was a swallow's nest (protected species) on the roof at the point you visited making it inevitable that this got dirty again quickly.
Regarding the outside cleaning we have spoken with Chris (manager) and this has now improved and is now a priority of his before each guest arrives, however Cyprus is a dusty place.
I’ve asked the guests that visited after you how the mid-linen change was, they said that 'Donna' the cleaner could not have been more helpful. I wonder if you changed the linen just before Donna changed it?
I hope this single negative review does not put customers off, please do read all the other reviews and draw your own conclusion.
Good family vacation!
Comfortable large villa with all the comforts located next to the best beach in Pernera, especially for young children! We rested in September, had a great weather and very warm water! I was vacationing with my girlfriend and our children, the oldest of whom was 4 years old. Children were delighted by the sea! In the courtyard of the villa has a swimming pool, but we preferred the sea! In walking distance there are shops with everything you need, and if necessary a very large supermarket, you can take a local bus - stops it 3-4! Very grateful to Pete for responsiveness in addressing some of the issues oragnizatsionnyh. If you go a couple or with older children, I advise you to rent a car and drive around the island! I hope that we will return to Cyprus, and certainly for this villa!
It was a pleasure to have you stay
See main description at top for info about villa location.
- Private swimming pool with large slide, 8M x 4M, shallow end and deep end.
- 3 bedroom, with en-suite shower for the master bedroom (sleeps 6)
- Upstairs balcony accessible from 2 of the bedrooms.
- WIFI included
- Large LED TV, English TV channels, satellite TV, Playstation 3, DVD Player
- Luxury fitted kitchen with Granite work surface
- Large lounge / dining room with Patio doors
- Downstairs toilet washroom
- Separate upstairs bathroom with bath and shower
- Poolside luxury sunloungers x6 and table and chairs
- Gas BBQ for alfresco dining.
- Electricity, and air-conditioning included in the price
- Safe included for storing valuables
Harbour 1 min walk, for boat trips.
Paralimni Town (has M & S) is a 5 min drive inland.
Fig Tree Bay Beach is 5 min drive away.
Pernera (part of Protaras) where you will find shops, pubs and restaurants, a family water park, 3 beautiful sandy bays all with a wide choice of watersports
Other Activities: Local waterpark