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Contemporary Luxury Detached 3 Bedroom Villa & Private Pool in Kouklia Village

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Kouklia, Nr. Secret Valley, Paphos, Cyprus - Peaceful Location Overlooking Orange And Olive Groves, With Panoramic Views

Villa Elysium is a contemporary villa close to the ancient City Kingdom of Kouklia. Perfect for relaxing and recharging the batteries. An elevated position affords superb panoramic views of the surrounding olive and orange groves, nearby coast and Palepafos Museum. Located just 5 minute drive from both Secret Valley and Aphrodite Golf Resorts and the nearest beach at Mandria, the villa is just 15 minutes away from Paphos town and airport. Villa Elysium has a large pool terrace that faces the sun all day, front and rear dining areas and private landscaped gardens on all sides. There are plenty of sun loungers for everyone, umbrellas, tables and chairs, and Outback Gas Barbeque, Cane sofa and chairs for the evenings around the lit garden and swimming pool. The first floor master bed room has a furnished sun terrace with fantastic sea views and overlooks the 8m x 4m kidney shaped private swimming pool, great for that early evening sundowner. Internally the villa has been carefully furnished and well equipped to provide a home from home. A comfortable lounge with smart TV, DVD, Bose speaker and playstation. Open plan fully fitted kitchen with all luxury appliances, including American fridge freezer providing continual ice and cold water and Nespresso coffee machine, a joining dining area with full air-conditioning. All Bedrooms have fully fitted wardrobes, mirrors, bedside tables and lamps and hair dryers .Each has its own bathroom.A superb location for a tranquil break, or active holiday, whatever you choose.

John & Margot Deasy
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About John & Margot Deasy

We currently live in Essex with our two daughters and have enjoyed many happy holidays together in our villa. John is director of an engineering consultancy practice in London and Margot runs her own business from home.

John & Margot Deasy purchased this villa in 2005

Why John & Margot Deasy chose Kouklia

We were looking for a villa in Cyprus as we had enjoyed two previous holidays in Limassol and once we were shown this stunning position for 9 new villas that were to be built we knew that this was the place for us. Near the sea and the golf courses and close to the historic village of Kouklia.

What makes this villa unique

This has turned out to be the perfect location, with sea views olive groves and stunning sunsets. The best place to relax away from the stresses of modern life. Kouklia has proved to be a friendly welcoming village and we have made many friends here and are always made to feel welcome.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a short e-mail to thank you both for all your help during our stay in your lovely villa. Pam and Joe were very friendly and helpful and we appreciated their support and effort in making our holiday enjoyable.

We would love to hire your villa again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.

Thanks again

Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kouklia in Paphos District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Basin
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Basin
  • Fully tiled en-suite to master bedroom with walk-in shower fitted shower screen, basin & WC. Fully tiled en-suite to bedroom 2 with bath/shower, basin & WC. Fully tiled shower room next to bedroom 3 with walk in shower, fitted shower screen, basin & WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King size bed, private furnished sun terrace. Bedroom 2 - Twin beds or super king bed option, safe, iPod dock Bedroom 3 - Twin beds or super king bed option, doors to verandah and pool, iPod dock. All the bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes, bedside tables, lights, mirrors, hairdryers and air conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Smoking is not permitted anywhere in or outside the villa at any time. Cots and highchairs can be made available upon request. No pets are allowed. Remote controlled Air conditioning is provided in all bedrooms and the lounge/dining room. A pressurized solar thermal hot water system supplies all showers, basins and the bath. A safe is provided for storage of valuables. Outside: Elysium has been designed for outside living with an 8m x 4m kidney shaped private pool for sole use of guests and is surrounded by sun loungers, large umbrella’s & small tables. The patio has a large cane sofa and chairs, a small table and chairs for alfresco dining. The rear has a large extendable dining table and seats up to 10 people and is surrounded by landscaped garden. A large gas BBQ and utensils are provided and together with outside lighting you can make the most of those balmy evenings! The first floor terrace has rattan sofas and is great for that well-earned sun downer, or later gazing at the stars!! Utility Room: Separate area with a Bosch washing machine, ironing board and iron, baskets, drying rack and storage. Rotary Clothes line in the garden. Vacuum cleaner Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Full clean is provided prior to arrival and upon departure. Linen, bath & pool towels are provided and changed at the end of each stay - midterm linen change &/or clean are available upon request at additional charge locally, please enquire when booking. Other: We have a large selection of books and games plus a range of DVD’s to suit all tastes. Hairdryers provided in all the bedrooms. Cool box and ice packs for picnics or beach drinks. Duvets available for Stays in cooler months


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Contemporary Luxury Detached 3 Bedroom Villa & Private Pool in Kouklia Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

A gorgeous villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect villa for a family of 4 but could easily accommodate more. On edge of village , 10 minutes from great tavernas' but tucked away from the hustle & bustle.

Extremely well appointed villa, fantastic kitchen absolutely everything we needed was there . Lots of helpful information provided by owners .

We will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay Margot
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Fabulous chilled out holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in a perfect location for a chilled out holiday. If you need something a little more busy then Paphos centre is only a short drive away. It is also located conveniently near to Paphos airport. The locals are all friendly and helpful. The villa itself is very well equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday. The village is a short walk with several restaurants and a local mini market for essentials. A larger supermarket is only a few minutes drive. There are several beaches located nearby and we’re all quiet when we visited. Margot and John recommended several places of interest and restaurants to try which we found most helpful being our first visit to Cyprus. We enjoyed our villa holiday so much we booked again next year as soon as we got back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jayne for review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and as you say the booking is in for 2019. We look forward to welcoming you back. John and Margot
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Best villa in Kouklia

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Kouklia village 4 or 5 times and can confirm this has to be the best villa we have stayed in. The villa is on the outskirts of Kouklia village and has awesome unspoiled views of the sea and surrounding hill sides.

A short walk of around 5 minutes takes you into the village square where you will find Gabriels Taverna which was our favourite. We also spent time walking in the hills across from the villa where you can see active archaeological digs. The pool area gets the sun most of the day and by late afternoon there is welcome shade by the patio doors. On the balcony from the main bedroom upstairs you can watch the wprld go by and at night enjoy a quiet drink or two watching the bats catching their dinner around the light on the road (magical to see) or just to sit in amazement watching the starry sky looking for shooting stars.

The villa has everything you need for a great holiday and is extremely well maintained by the owners. The large american fridge freezer is great to get an ice cold drinks on demand when you eventually manage to tear yourself away from the poolside.

Although the villa is in a quiet area it only takes 20 minutes by car to Paphos or a couple of minutes to the beach.

We have already booked next year and talking about the year after already.

Thanks you Margot and John for a wonderful holiday experience.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Elysium and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Margot and John
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Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely villa, it really was a home away from home. Very well equipped and beautifully finished, inside and out. Perfect location on the outskirts of Kouklia with just a short walk into the charming town.

I have never returned to the same location twice but I'm planning on making an exception in this case!

Thanks for a perfect holiday

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for the review. So glad you enjoyed your holiday and everything was to your liking, we would be very pleased to welcome you again in the future. Margot
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Beautiful Villa in perfect, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we knew that we had picked the perfect place to stay for a relaxing break. The Villa is immaculate inside and outside and has everything you need to make it a home from home. The outside areas provide stunning views over the countryside and down to the sea. You can walk from the door to country lanes or up to the village to some lovely tavernas. It is the best villa we have ever stayed at and we strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway that is still close to some good amenities. As golfers it was also a perfect location - 5 minutes to Secret Valley Golf Course!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the great review. I am so pleased that you had such an enjoyable time, I hope that you will stay again some time in the future. Margot
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Elysium and will definitely be returning.

The owners were so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble.

The villa is very well appointed with good quality appliances, furnishings and great facilities too.

The location is quiet and peaceful, overlooking some citrus groves and countryside. There are nearby beaches and plenty of places to visit.

The village has a good supermarket and some popular Taverna's too.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello thank you so much for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning later in the year. Kind Regards Margot
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Secret Valley
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended


A variety of beaches are within easy reach including Mandria 10 minutes drive, the charming Pissouri Bay is 15 minutes away and the Rock of Aphrodite, stunning at sunset as well as during the day is 10 minutes drive. Paphos is 20 minutes and further up the coast is Coral Bay and the hotels that are now offering days out at their own water park facilities. Agios Georgios is just beyond with its quaint bay, coves and fishing harbour, Many of the beaches offer a variety of water sports, fun rides and loungers as well as diving and snorkelling facilities. Other beaches further afield include Latchi where boat hire is a must, for a day swimming and snorkelling in the fantastic warm blue lagoons and viewing the Akamas peninsula coastline. A four wheel drive will take you to Lara Beach famous for its Turtles and then a stop for lunch at the Last Castle to view from above. The ancient city of Kourian overlooks the beach where there are several good restaurants and this is the place to go for body boarding in the waves.


Villa Elysium is conveniently located just 15 minutes drive from the new Paphos international airport and 1 hour from Larnaca airport. Car hire is essential to enjoy Cyprus and we can provide car hire details upon request. Easy Jet flies from Edinburgh, Manchester, Luton, Gatwick and Bristol direct to Paphos and to Larnaca from Gatwick only. Ryanair fly daily from Stansted. Other charter operators include Monarch, Thomas Cook, Jet 2, First Choice offering good fares from all over the UK. BA offer scheduled flights from selective airports.


Kouklia is a traditional Cypriot village built in the ancient area of Palaepaphos, and is Aphrodite's birth place, just 15 minutes drive from Paphos and 30 minutes from Limassol ,a busy city with its long stretch of beach. Kouklia has a mixture of traditional tavernas, coffee shops, a well stocked supermarket, local arts and crafts gallery, jewellers, police station, bank and ATM all only a short walk from Villa Elysium. Regular events are held in the centre of the village including Cypriot dancing. ( The historic Palaepafos archaeological museum is 2 minute walk from the villa and a must see. The villa is perfectly placed for golfers too with 3 excellent courses close by.

Further Details:

As you would expect Cyprus has a fascinating blend of ancient and modern cultures to discover with lots to offer everyone - young and old, singles, couples and families. Paphos cleverly blends a charming fishing harbour, medieval fort, and a World Heritage site of Roman Villas with a modern esplanade and beach front. The old town, which overlooks the harbour has a daily local market with fresh fish and produce and plenty of shops. There are many authentic places to eat, drink and while away those pleasant days and evenings. Recently opened is the the new Kings Avenue shopping Mall and cinema, arguably the best on the island. There are many attractions available within the surrounding area including, for the more active, 4 golf courses, water sports, water parks, safari trips, fishing, go-karting, 10 pin bowling, mini golf, horse riding, diving centre, tennis, fitness centres, shooting, skiing (in the Troodos Mountains from beginning of January to end of March). Cycling and hiking/nature trails and birdwatching are very popular in the cooler months. For those looking for a more sedate and relaxing pace, activities can be found within easy reach. There are aquariums, wineries, monasteries/ Greek temples/ Byzantine churches/ archaeological museums, art galleries, wineries, boat trips, potteries, bird park, snake park and zoo. It is now also possible to visit the Turkish North part of the island via crossing points in Nicosia, which is well worth a visit. We have a wide selection of tourist guides and information provided at Villa Elysium itself as well as a tourist information office n Paphos. In addition to the vast amount to see and do, Cyprus enjoys at least 340 days of sunshine a year allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself in perfect weather, so there is nothing to complain about!!


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% (or £100 if higher) is required to secure your booking with the balance payable 8 Weeks before departure. A security deposit of £200 is payable with the final balance and is refunded provided no damage,loss or nuisance occur. If bookings are spread over more than one charging period, the total payable will be calculated on a pro rata basis. Mid stay clean available for weeks of 2 weeks or more at an additional cost of £50. Please contact me for full terms and conditions.

Changeover Day:
Flexible upon request. Arrival departure times are 4pm/11am unless otherwise agreed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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