Villa in Alethriko, Larnaca, Cyprus - Quiet Location On A Small Luxury Development, 10 Minutes Drive To The Beach
- English, Greek
About Graham Martin
I am an English Chartered Accountant and after 40 years in business I have decided to slow down! I bought this villa with a view to spending more time in Cyprus and therefore the villa has been very well furnished and equipped as my second home, with a view to being used by myself and my family and friends. Whilst the four double rooms will allow this very large Villa to sleep 8, I believe that it should be enjoyed by the traditional family of four and so I offer a very generous discount of 40% to groups of 4 or less!
Why Graham Martin chose Alethriko
My mother comes from Kenmare in County Kerry, Southern Ireland, so I have spent a lot of my life holidaying in this lovely Irish town, in fact I am related to most of it and each year when I visit I am greeted by the locals with the words 'Welcome home'. In Alethrico I feel as much at home as I do in Kenmare. I just switch off and relax, they have so much in common, except of course for the Weather! I do really love Ireland, but not so much in the winter when I will come out to Amen Corner as much as possible to enjoy the sunshine and my second home.
What makes this Villa unique
The size of the villa is enormous so I may well hold my business conferences there, I think I will get a full turn out for my conferences from now on!!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Spacious well equipped villa in peaceful location, great base for exploring Cyprus
We had a great stay at Amen Corner. Arrival was straightforward, even though we arrived in the small hours of the morning. Angela, the villa manager, met us the next day and made us welcome.
The villa is at the edge of a small village - but only 5 mins from the main A road, so easy to get around and explore the main sites and beaches. We walked (10 -15 mins) to the two tavernas and great bakery, which is more like a small grocery. There's a small supermarket in the next village, and a big one 15 mins drive down the A5.
The villa is spotlessly clean, and well equipped with plenty of kitchen equipment, cutlery and crockery, and all sorts of unexpected extras like a water cooler, board games and a picnic bag. Great TV (we only watched local channels), reliable wifi, effective air conditioning. Everything worked.
The pool is lovely and also pristine - it was cleaned several times during our 10 day stay. Plenty of comfortable places to sit, both inside and outside. We enjoyed listening to the birds and watching the swallows and swifts dart around.
Excellent vacation villa!
We enjoyed our 7 week stay in Amen Corner. Because we were in Cyprus for so long, we wanted a place that was quite central to visit all parts of the island, so this was great for that. We would drive 15 min to McKenzie beach, where we would frequently go on our morning walks along the promenade. Our kids attended Greek lessons 10 min away, which was also the distance to large grocery stores. We often walked 20 min from the villa to an excellent bakery .
The check in and check out was seamless, as Angela was very easy and accommodating. Exchanges of money was easy through bank transfer and damage deposit was promptly received. She was a great resource, very sweet and easy going. She even came over to the villa to give us a boost for our dead battery on our vehicle. A pleasurable experience overall!
Thank you for your review of Amen Corner Villa, your feedback is very much appreciated. We are delighted to hear that you had such a great stay here and that Angela was as helpful and efficient as she always is.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Best regards from Graham Martin the Villa Owner and Angela Parouti the Property Manager.
Great place! Great location!
We were initially very hesitant in taking the Amann corner as the way to pay was directly to Angela's account. But it was all very smooth and very honest, so if you are wondering about the payment method you have nothing to fear. Otherwise the actual villa is beautiful spacious and really comfortable and the location is ideal. The pool is beautiful and very private. we would definitely come back.
Thank you for your review of Amen Corner Villa, we are very happy to read that you loved it so much and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Kind regards from the villa owner and also Angela the Property Manager.
Exactly like the photos!
Never left a review before but taking the time here as our holiday was so easy.
Amen Corner is very large, very cool and well equipped. Previous guests have left bits and bobs in the kitchen so check the many drawers before you go to the supermarket. Top Tip - throw a couple of dishwasher tabs in your case so you can load the dishwasher when you get there. It's all clean anyway but why not. Whole villa is extremely clean and tidy inside & out. Kids loved the latest movies on the TV, and I mean - latest. The pool is cleaned twice a week very early by a ninja. Only the clean pool and footprints betray his presence. The deep end came up to my shoulders and I'm 5'11. Shallow end was fine for young kids so it's a good depth for families. The villa is nestled amongst a few holiday homes with pools which wasn't obvious to me when booking but then I didn't ask!
There is a medium sized supermarket 10 minutes drive away which should be more than adequate. Stocks both local and overseas goods. Plenty of fresh stuff. It's really good. A store opposite the supermarket is like a B&M store and very useful for packets of snacks and drinks etc. if you have children who like their home brands. Between the two you can find anything.
All payments were made to the very helpful lettings manager Angela via bank transfer. It's all above board and my holding deposit was promptly returned in full after the trip. Nothing to worry about. It seemed odd to me at first but they're on Holiday Rentals and thank goodness I trusted them.
The restaurant you pass just before the villa is fantastic, full of locals and very affordable. Don't over order as they bring loads of bread and fruit etc. You'll love it. It's cheap so you can tip well! If you can get there and order before 10 pm when you land it will make your first night a lot more enjoyable.
Lastly, take a moment during your stay to look at the beautiful staircase in Amen Corner. No idea if it's marble or polished granite but you'll love walking up it your bare feet and pondering just how old that stone is.
Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.
Many thanks indeed for your very detailed and positive review of Amen Corner Villa and the local area, we are delighted to read that you had such a wonderful time and the villa was home from home for you. Your feedback to us is very important and are very sure that it will be of great help to future guests. Kind regards from Graham Martin the Villa Owner and Angela Parouti the Villa Manager. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Great location for exploring Cyprus
This large property provides everything you need for a great stay - it's well furnished and appointed, with TV and Internet as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Dining in is easy - the external dining area is lovely and internal is fashionable and stylish.
The location, in Alethriko, is particularly good as it is easy access to the airport - about 15 minutes - but from the house it's also an easy jump onto the motorway to head West towards Paphos or through Limassol and up into the Troodos mountains. Equally, head East to Ayia Napa or wherever you are looking to see.
The property is managed by Angela who will ensure that it's spick and span for your arrival - she's your source of local knowledge and will bring you up to speed with the places to shop, eat and visit.
The house is spotless and comfortable - much bigger than you might expect. However, ideally, the owner wants parties of four.
We stayed at Amen corner villa for a week with our two girls. The villa is spotless and has everything you need and more. It was a large villa with a lovely clean pool. We also had the pleasure of meeting Angela who came to see us on our first day. Went through the information pack with us and give us loads of advice and nice places to visit. You will need a car to say at this villa but it was great as we visited lots of places we probably couldn't if we didn't have one. Many thanks to Angela x
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 hour 15 minutes drive to Paphos International Airport.
We would like to advise our guests that we consider car hire to be essential - the good news is that in Cyprus they also drive on the left! (We advise our guests to book their car hire from the UK because it is much more expensive if you book it in Cyprus.)
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.
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.