Villa in Alethriko, Larnaca, Cyprus - Peaceful Location in a small village with a small shop and 2 tavernas.
Russell & Katie Payne
- English, Greek
About Russell & Katie Payne
Jointly owned by two business partners - Russell Payne, (a Chartered Accountant) and Tony Williams, a retired journalist for the Financial Times. The villa was originally purchased as a business venture solely for letting however, like every body that visits Cyprus, and more so those that stay in Mimosa Villa, we have fallen in love with Cyprus and the villa and can't stay away! Alethriko is a perfect place to stay and when the near by golf course is completed it will be even better!
Russell & Katie Payne purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Russell & Katie Payne chose Alethriko
The much awaited golf course at Tersefanou 4km away combined with the tranquil and idylic setting of Alethriko within the pine tree valley was our main reason for choosing this area. The other considerations were ease of getting there (15 mins from Larnaca Airport, although not on the flight path), 15 mins from the very cosmopolitan town of Larnaca and because of it's central location for exploring the Island.
What makes this Villa unique
There is a huge rear terrace with a large swimming pool and landscaped garden. Rear balconies directly overlook the hills of the valley and, seeing the rise of the full moon from either the terrace or rear balconies is most definitely one thing not to be missed - spectacular! Mimosa Villa offers a Pool Safety Fence for those with young children in addition to the wide range of baby/toddler equipment listed. All of these are fully inclusive within the rental rates.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Villa Mimosa was a great choice to stay in Cyprus
We had a wonderful, comfortable, and relaxing stay at villa mimosa. It surpassed our expectations. All amenities were there and in good working condition. The house was clean and very well maintained. Angela is a very well organised manager and is a great asset. She helped make the stay run smoothly. She was very helpful to arrange or give us contact to local home delivery supermarkets and car hire and lift to the airport. The booking was done by bank transfer to her account and went very well without any problems. The house is set in a new suburb which is quiet and night time the night-scape of the stars is something to behold. The air-conditioning is on a self timer and needs to be reset during the day/night. The plug sockets are English type. New holiday makers should bring nappy bags for their stay and drinkable water for the first day. The kitchen is well stocked and the pool has several spaghetti floats and plastic balls. The neighbours are very friendly and Cypriots in general are welcoming and friendly. Most can speak a bit of English. The house is situated about 15 minutes drive from Lanarka airport so it is very convenient position and also not far from beautiful beaches such as Governors beach or white rock. I could go on but instead i would wholly recommend you come and see it for yourself at this home from home.
Thank you for your great review of Villa Mimosa, we are very happy to hear that you were so comfortable and "at home" in our villa and had a great holiday. We agree, Angela is a great asset and takes care of everything and everybody so well, we know our villa and guests are in very good hands!
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Best regards from Russell and Katie the villa owners and Angela the Property Manager.
Wonderful holiday villa
We had a 10 day stay in villa Mimosa. From the moment we arrived, we knew we had made the right choice. The property manager, Angela, had provided us with all the details needed to feel at home right away. The place was immaculately clean and spacious. The villa proved to have ample space for our large family with lots of ceiling fans and air conditioning throughout That meant we were comfortable indoors. The beds were comfortable and the showers had great pressure. The best feature is the garden with a lovely pool that the kids had a blast in.
The villa is located in Alethriko, a short drive from larnaca airport but set in the countryside with sweeping hills around the villa. There are two local restaurants and a lovely bakery, with lots to explore in and around the island. A car is essential, but being centrally located, it opens up the opportunity to visit much of the island without too long a drive. The beaches of Agia Napa are 40 minutes drive away!
The property manager, Angela, was regular in her communication prior to arrival and visited us on arrival to make sure we were comfortable. Payment for the villa is by bank transfer. There is no need to worry regarding this as it actually makes the payment process easier, and is safe.
Overall, the villa proved excellent value for our family, we are very happy to recommend.
Thank you for your review of Villa Mimosa, we are very happy to read that you had such a great time and found the villa to be so comfortable, clean and the pool so clean and inviting - this is exactly what we want our guests to experience!
Angela is very efficient and friendly, this is why we chose her to manage our villa for us - we know the villa and our guests are in very safe hands!
We hope to welcome you and your family back again in the future when you are ready for your next holiday.
Best regards from Russell and Katie the villa owners and Angela the Property Manager.
Great villa, both inside and out, in a quiet locat
Had a great week staying at Villa Mimosa. The villa is very spacious and has everything you need for a great holiday. The beds are super comfy and all the bedrooms are a good size so no arguments about who got what room. The WiFi was good all around the house, we were able to watch Netflix on the tv whilst the 2 boys watched YouTube on their phones.
The villa benefits from a south facing ‘garden’ so even at the end of October we were able to make use of the large pool. The only thing I would say is that the covered outdoor eating area would benefit from some lighting. Probably not really an issue during the summer months but as the days get shorter it would just make the area more usable in the evening.
The villa is located on the edge of a small village which has a couple of tavernas, a bakery, take away, petrol station and a little shop. There are a number of supermarkets close by and Larnaca is only 20 minutes away.
The booking process for the villa is straight forward via bank transfer. This is the second villa we’ve booked via Angela so didn’t have any concerns about booking this way. The security deposit is returned promptly straight after the holiday.
Thank you for your review of Villa Mimosa, we are delighted to read that you had such a great stay and that the furnishings and facilities in the villa helped you to enjoy your holiday. Thank you also for your feedback regarding Angela, she is always happy to be of help if she can!
Best regards from Russell and Katie, the Villa Owners and Angela the Property Manager
The villa was as described in the listing. Met Angela, the property manager,day after we arrived,she was very nice and helpful. We paid for the property directly into her bank account which made it easier for the return of our deposit. The pool was very refreshing in the heat of Cyprus. Would definitely recommend. Go to cafe Aman for dinner the near is fantastic. One little hint, if you haven't been to Cyprus before bring some happy sacks with you
Dear Michael and Megan,
Thank you so much for your review of Villa Mimosa, your feedback to us is very important. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Best regards from Russell the Villa Owner and Angela the Property Manager.
Wonderful Spacious Villa & private Pool
Just a short 15 minute drive from Larnaca Airport (very easy to find). This villa is very spacious and very well presented. Its is a quiet location and is close to local amenities, just a short drive away. Kokos restaurant (which serves an incredible Meze) is within walking distance too. The booking process was very straightforward, as was paying directly to Angela, who provided exceptional customer service from booking, right through to our day of departure. She even took the time to visit us and recommended places to visit, giving directions etc. She also helped us out with a car seat (as the car hire company didn't have the right size for a Toddler). The villa is fully equipped with everything from towels for the pool, to hand soap in the bathrooms.
The garden with pool was fantastic (which had the added bonus of putting up safety fencing if you wanted to, which was very simple to do and could be transferred to either side of pool to ensure maximum safety at all times).
The location of the villa is perfect for exploring the Island with easy links to main roads and local bakery, petrol station, restaurant, takeaway and supermarket all within a 5 minute drive.
This villa provides the best of both worlds - being in a 'traditional' Cypriot village (not commercialised) with the ability to hit the tourist areas and beaches within a short 15 minutes drive if you wish to. Ayia Napa was only a 40 minute drive away with its amazing beaches - highly recommend visiting Nissi Beach for its golden sands & warm sea.
The only downside (to Cyprus in general) is not being allowed to put toilet paper down the toilet - but that doesn't take long to get use to!We will definitely be visiting again in the not too distant future.
Dear Jane and family, We are so pleased you had a wonderful time in Cyprus, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Russell and Katie
“Fantastic Villa and excellent location”
What can I say that hasn't been said in other reviews.
We were a group 7 persons (3 couples & 1 adult) that stayed in villa Mimosa for 1 week in June. I booked the villa directly with the property manager Angela Parouti by bank transfer and the got the confirmation immediately without any complications
The villa is spacious, clean, and very well equipped with everything and more there are plenty of towels and large pool towels as well, the pool in June was lovely and warm.
its located in a quiet location but perfect for travelling around the island (by car 10 min from larnaca 35 min from Nicosia & 30 min from Limassol) . Upon arrival the property mgr. ("Amazing" Angela Parouti) showed us around, explaining about each point of the villa, and were very pleasant and helpful. we were delighted with
everything you will not be disappointed 5.stars plus all round
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Everything the was perfect, specially the comfort beds
Families (also with young children), Friends getaway, Older travelers
The property was "as advertised". I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid.
I would definitely book this villa again.
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend? yes of course
Special interest holidays:
Nearby attractions include:- Just 5 minutes drive away is the recently opened Olympic standard shooting range in Klavdia, (hosts to the European Championship Shotgun event which is run by the European Shooting Confederation), Lefkara, a traditional lace making village, Mazatos Animal Park, Ten Pin Bowling, Cinema and Go karting........something for every body.
Larnaca town has several sandy beaches with sun beds, umbrellas, water sports, scuba diving, snack bars and restaurants. Other quiet beaches which are ideal for a picnic are 10 mins drive and the famous golden sands of Ayia Napa and Protaras are 40-50 mins drive. A great central location for exploring.
15km to Larnaca International Airport (15 minutes drive). 1 hr 15 minutes drive to Paphos International Airport.
The beauty of Alethriko is that while the village is so tranquil and idyllic, it is only a 2 minute drive to the main motorway and centrally placed on the island so anyone wanting to explore the many things Cyprus has to offer can do so with ease. Larnaca 15 mins, Larnaca Airport 15 mins, Nicosia 40 mins, Limassol 25 mins, Ayia Napa 40 mins, Paphos 1 hr 15 minutes, Troodos Mountains 1 hour.
Larnaca is a very cosmopolitan town offering everything you need for a fantastic holiday. It is often unappreciated by those who don’t know any better, who think it is merely home for the islands' main International Airport. Larnaca boasts a beautiful promenade lined with palm trees and pavement cafes, a marina full of multi-million pound yachts and boats, boat trips, world-wide cuisine, great shopping (Zara and Mango are here!), sandy beaches, water sports, good nightlife, history, culture and tradition. In addition to all of the things Larnaca its self has to offer it is perfectly placed on the island making it an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the island.
Mimosa Villa is 1km from the centre of the village and just a short walk to the nearest taverna-12 EUR for a massive meze (big mix of grilled meats, salad and lovely Cypriot potatoes). Lots of other tavernas within 15 minutes' drive to many of the nearby villages or a 15 minute drive down the coast to Zigi or Makenzie for a fabulous fish meze.You are spoilt for choice and certainly won't go hungry!!
There is a good supermarket in the village, and other larger ones 10 minutes' drive away in the next village. Mega supermarkets like Carrefour 15 minutes' drive away in Larnaca.
To enable you to start your holiday from the minute you arrive, a grocery welcome pack is available. List the items of your choice i.e. water, milk, bread, butter, cereal, fruit, eggs, fruit juice, tea, coffee, beer, wine etc. and they will be in the villa waiting for you-beers and wine will be in the fridge! Your holiday starts from the minute you arrive!
Our property manager (Angela) who is English and lives nearby will meet you at the villa on your arrival to welcome you and to hand over keys and show you around the villa. Should you require any assistance/advice during your stay Angela will be more than happy to help. Maps and guide books are provided in the villa.