Amazing location, close to Ayia Napa 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 people
About Roger Blakemore
Sarah and I own a landscape gardening business and we are based in Waterlooville near Portsmouth in Hampshire. We have been running our business for the last 14 years and it is called Roger & Sarah's gardening services. www.rogerandsarahsgardeningservices.co.uk We like to spend winter months and if possible the early part of the season in Cyprus which is our second home.
Roger Blakemore purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Roger Blakemore chose Sotira
We fell in love with the view of the Mediterranean from a mound of earth just behind and to the left of where the pool is at The Haven when it was just a greenfield site, as we bought the villa off plan. Buying it off plan was very exciting as it meant we could make changes as to how it would finally look and watch The Haven being built! The fact that it is a large plot of around 500 square metres attracted us as we knew we would have plenty of space once the villa was finished. We love the fact that we can watch the fishing boats returning in the mornings to the small fishing shelter of Potomos where there are two amazing fish restaurants - the picture of me was taken at the restaurant at the mouth of the estuary where you can virtually touch the sea whilst waiting for your food! We have made The Haven a home from home and it is where our family, friends and ourselves stay when we are in Cyprus.
What makes this Villa unique
We have gone the extra mile for our villa and the pool is amazing! It is a 10 x 5 metre tiled overflow one with a Roman Nose with steps leading into the shallow end of 0.80m and with a deep end of 1.5m this makes it a very sociable pool as an adult can walk the full length. It also makes it a very safe pool for children too. For those alfresco moments there is a large traditional BBQ set in the mature and secluded gardens - there is also a preparation area including a sink. There are now 3 man made beaches in Ayia Thekla - two of which have little restaurants adjacent to them which make them an ideal place to catch some rays and have some nice food. The Ayia Napa Marina is in the process of being built and is making its mark on the local landscape and is scheduled for completion in 2020. The Water Park is 4kms away, the cosmopolitan town of Ayia Napa is 9kms away, Nissi Beach 6kms, Ayia Thekla beaches between 1.5km and 2km and finally Potomos 2kms away. Larnaca airport is a 35 minute journey. The Haven is located close enough to the vibrant town of Ayia Napa - just a short car journey or taxi ride away, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the villa, its wonderful private pool and all its facilities.
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Fabulous winter break at The Haven
We had a fabulous holiday over Christmas. Ample room for us, our teenage son and our 83 year old father. Gorgeous sun terrace, we enjoyed a few mornings sitting out and my son even went in the pool most days, brrr was a bit too chilly for us.
Loved the Espresso coffee machine, made us feel right at home. Welcome pack was most grateful too when arriving late at 10pm.
A very spacious villa, with enough room to accommodate us all and seating area so we are not all on top of each other. Was lovely and warm in the evenings when the central heating kicked in, was simply home from home :-)
Outdoor areas were maintained to perfection. Rooms were large and spotlessly clean.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our break and would have no hesitation in stopping here again in the future.
Many thanks Roger
Wish we were still there!
We had a lovely time at The Haven. The villa was very clean and tidy and like many others have commented it felt like a home away from home. We were two adults and two children aged 2 and 4. The fact the pool area is gated and has steps into it was great for us, as the kids loved to play around the pool steps. We visited in November so we did have the pool heated which was extra but in line with every villa we have looked at in Cyprus. Plus the pool is much larger than we had anticipated. The outdoor eating and entertaining areas are fantastic and are nicely lit in the evening. Both Roger in the UK and Gavin in Cyprus were extremely helpful which made for a very relaxing stay. Recommend Vassos restaurant in Ayia Napa and McKenzie beach in Larnaka. Would also recommend budget car rental as it is straight outside the airport in Larnaka. Thank you again for a great stay!
Beautiful, light and excellently equipped.
Stunning Villa in a fantastic location. Just far enough away from Ayia Napa to be peaceful and have the option of enjoying the night life and restaurants.
The pool is a fantastic size and perfect for families with young children as the shallow end is only 0.5m with steps leading in. For an additional charge it can also be heated.
There were plenty of sun loungers, parasols and outdoor seating with shaded areas for those wishing to sit out of the direct sun.
The bedrooms and living area are air conditioned. The lounge area has 2 large comfy sofas and a large TV with numerous UK channels.
The 2 bathrooms both have showers and plenty of hot water so no waiting when everybody wants to get ready for going out.
Literally everything you could wish for in a holiday Villa.
Another great stay at the haven. Have stayed there several times and it never disappoints. It’s spacious and has everything you’ll need for your stay. I love the area too.
Try flames restaurant in ayia napa it’s great. Also the fish restaurant in potamos and mousikos in sotira, they’re all great meals.
Excellent Villa with everything you’ll ever need. Spotless and we’ll equipped
Can’t wakt to go back and take more people with me
Perfect Villa! We couldn’t have asked for better - We can’t wait to return!
I won’t beat around the bush, we left the villa Saturday (23rd) & we were sad to leave because we absolutely loved our holiday in the Haven & are in the process of deciding a date to return! It had everything you would need to go about day to day life - it really was the perfect home from home (but in sunnier climates!!!). It was cosy, clean, tidy & equipped with everything you would need/use & whatever the villa didn’t have, it was easily accessible via nearby shops.
The outside communal areas were lovely & comfy, we sunbathed every day & managed to used the BBQ a few times too... The pool is perfect - we loved early morning & late afternoon swims & regularly messed about in there throughout the day with the inflatables! (We are 3 extremely big kids!)
The welcome pack was perfect especially as we didn’t get to the villa until gone 9:00pm.
Me & my parter took my mum as it was her birthday & we all wanted a week away to just relax & catch some rays - the villa was perfect for this!
Gavin came the following morning & bought us something for the pool which was great, we took some inflatables with us too, so we were kept very well entertained! (However you can buy any inflatables whilst there).
My own personal preference would be that they supplied kitchen roll in the kitchen & if I was to be really pickey, better hairdryers as the ones in the villa are not that powerful & it took me aaages to dry my hair... These are in no way negative comments about the villa, more just personal preferences that’s all.
The location is perfect & we had a car which gave us lots of freedom. You can get a taxi but we found it easier with a car.
I would like to recommend Potomas Fish resturant - they do amazing traditional foods (traditional English options are available for you less adventurous types!) We also visited Lambros Fish & Chip Shop (By Cessac Beach - Dhekelia Bay) for some traditional English fish & chips - they too were just amazing!
Konnos beach is a great day out, however get there early as it’s gets really busy from about 9:00am. The sea there is beautiful & they have lots of water sports going on & a restaurant for when you get peckish!
Overall our stay was simply perfect & we couldn’t have asked for better in the service we received from the moment we booked the villa to the minute we left. So thank you to Roger & Gavin on making our first Home Away & Cyprus experience a great one!
We look forward to returning!
Sally & Dan
The Villa is on a small complex of 17 properties in an area of exceptional natural beauty known as Ayia Thekla, which is located 35 minutes from Larnaca airport, 5 minutes from Ayia Napa and 8 minutes from Proteras on the south east coast of Cyprus. The villa sits back 800 metres from the coastline between the church of Ayia Thekla and the fishing village of Potamos. The location benefits from the gentle sea breeze and has fantastic sea views. Just a few minutes away is the blue flag beach of Ayia Thekla which is a superb sandy beach. Cyprus's largest waterpark is also only a few minutes away and is a great day out for all the family. The nearby towns of Ayia Napa and Proteras are focused on families and couples with plenty to do whatever your interests. There are excellent restaurants and tavernas, with bars, clubs and modern shops. Ayia Napa has a vibrant town square and popular fun fair, with many other activities including water sports and hiking.
Other Activities: go-kart and waterpark.
Golf: The stunning Aphrodite Hills 18 hole Championship Standard golf course designed by Cabell B. Robinson is a 90 minute drive away, so you can take in some of the island's natural beauty on your way to an amazing round of golf. The course, which took five years to make, follows the scenic contours of the two plateaux; its challenging fairways, cutting a swathe through lakes, olive and carob trees - it is no wonder that the course has taken its rightful place amongst the very best the Mediterranean can offer.
Afterwards you can relax in the clubhouse Restaurant which serves a light 5 star a la carte menu.