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Stunning, spacious, unique modern accessible villa, large private pool & sundeck

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Close to beach & top seafood restaurants, private, peaceful location

Unwind in privacy at Villa Carpe Diem. With stunning countryside and sea views, you have found a wonderful, accessible, place to stay. You have an exclusive 10 x 5 metre salt water pool surrounded by over 150 sq metres of sun terrace, ample space to relax both in and out of the water! The villa is comfortably large, we choose to limit sleeping to eight. All bedrooms have breathtaking uninterrupted views. There are three bathrooms, and a wet-room in the purpose built accessible suite. Wheelchair users may also wish to book our Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.

Window-shutters, fly screens and air conditioning are provided to all main rooms and bedrooms for your comfort. High speed wireless internet access is at hand to keep 'in touch' should you choose. Returning guests appreciate that we continue to add and improve the features that make staying here extra special! Please look at our latest photos. Pay in Sterling or Euros, the price quoted when booking is what you will pay. Email or call now to ensure your superb Cyprus holiday at Villa Carpe Diem.

Terms and Conditions: Letting Period: Carpe Diem will be let for periods of not less than one week unless otherwise agreed. Availability is from 15:00 on the day of arrival, you must vacate by 10:00 on the day of departure unless otherwise agreed by us.

Booking Deposit: The deposit is the initial payment to secure a booking. 30% of the total booking price should be paid provided more than 56 days remain before the beginning of the holiday. Balance: Equal to the letting cost minus any deposit received is to be paid at least 56 days before the first day of the holiday. If booking 56 days or less before the first day of the holiday the full price must be paid. Procedure: 1.Complete booking form and return with deposit cheque. 2. Receive booking confirmation. 3. Receive Balance Reminder 56+ days before the balance is due. 4.Pay the balance plus damage deposit amount. 5. Receive directions to Carpe Diem and contact information.

Payment & Amendments: Payment can be by bankers draft or electronic transfer in Sterling or Euro. Payment with completed booking form to: Nicola Renals, full details on booking form. Amendments: If one of your party is unable to travel you may transfer that place to another person provided that you notify us in writing (email is sufficient) of the details of the change and confirm that the replacement person has also read and agreed these terms and conditions.Additional persons may be accepted as long as the total numbers do not exceed the capacity of Carpe Diem. The preceding paragraph must be complied with and the per-person additional charge must be paid at the time of notification. You do not need to notify us in advance if fewer persons are going to travel than booked on the form. Changes to the dates of your holiday may be accepted after the booking has been agreed. In such circumstances the holiday charge will not be less than that originally booked. An admin fee €60 applies.

Cancellation : By You - Unless otherwise agreed by us the deposit and/or the balance is not refundable. You should ensure that all of your party have adequate holiday insurance. Please ensure you are protected against unlikely events that may prevent you from travelling. In the event that a cancellation by you can be re-booked a refund will be made. This will be a part payment and possibly a full refund less our administrative charge of €60.00.

By Us - If we cancel your holiday because of a breach by you of our terms and conditions then no refund will be made.

If Carpe Diem becomes unavailable alternative accommodation will, where possible, be offered. Should you not accept this alternative accommodation then a full refund will be made.

Reporting Property Defects: In the unlikely event you experience any problems with the property or its facilities, the matter should be reported at the earliest opportunity to either myself, Nicola Renals or to our local agents, Graham and Mary Stewart.

Service Provision: All services (internet access, electricity, water, household linen, bedding and beach towels) are included in the rental. An allowance of 300 units of electricity per week is included. (This should be sufficient for normal usage, however if more is required this can be provided at cost.) One linen change (bedding, towels and household linen) per week is included free of charge. Additional house cleaning can be arranged at cost.

Comments: We hope that having stayed at Villa Carpe Diem you will wish to share aspects with fellow travellers. If you would like to add a review please comment on the homeaway website.

If you have suggestions about how we might improve the holiday experience for future guests feel free to share those with us by phone or by email to or by post to PO Box 47, Maroni, Larnaca District, 7737, Cyprus.

Complaints Procedure: If something goes wrong we aim to put it right as soon as possible. In order to do this we have made it as simple as we can for you to let us know. Initially you should complain to our local agent and this can done in the following ways:

in person

by phone, sms or email

To help us respond as quickly and as fully as possible do not delay in bringing the matter to the attention of our agent. Explain what you think should be done to put things right.

Our agent will investigate and respond to your complaint as quickly and fully as possible. You will normally receive a full response to your complaint, either in writing or over the telephone, within 3 working days. If it is not possible to respond within 3 working days, we will let you know why and explain when you can expect to hear from us.

In circumstances where an error or failure to act on our part has caused you financial loss, you may be entitled to compensation. To make a claim for compensation you should write to Please set out the details of the error or failure, why it led to a direct financial loss and a breakdown of the amount you wish to claim.

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More Details

Nicola Renals
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2018

About Nicola Renals

Hi, I'm Niki and together with my husband Andy, I own Villa Carpe Diem. As an RAF 'brat' I moved about quite a bit with my family when a youngster. Having said that, as the eldest of five children, I had quite a role in their upbringing! I love to travel and when we discovered Cyprus, I really enjoyed the varied landscape and the local hospitality.

Nicola Renals purchased this villa in 2007

Why Nicola Renals chose Maroni

Villa Carpe Diem is very special. Set just outside the village of Maroni, it was designed by Andy and built by a local builder. Maroni is a wonderful place to use as a base for your holiday. You will get sunshine, you get your own private swimming pool, you get easy access to our local beach, there are tavernas and shops nearby, places to explore and visits that you may like to make. You can keep in touch with the world via our broadband wireless internet connection. When you get here, we hope that you will notice all sorts of little touches that combined make a big difference.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Maroni, Cyprus

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ground Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bedroom En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Swimming Pool Area - Outdoor Shower , al fresco
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite, A/C
    Seaview Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , A/C
    Country View Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , A/C
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , A/C
    Your choice - 1 Cot , A/C
  • Each bedroom has two bedside tables, two handy reading lamps, a full length mirror, a folding chair, a free standing electric fan as well as built in wardrobes and drawer space. We provide bath towels, hand towels and poolside towels for each guest.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
For music fans, we provide a compact speaker system to share your MP3's in the lounge. There is a portable CD/radio in the dining area. Washing machine - located in the kitchen. As well as a washing line in the garage area, there is a free standing clothes drying rack. We find the clothes drying rack work well if used in an area away from direct winds. Having your clean washing fall over is less than ideal! The great news is that washing dries very quickly - it can take as little as twenty minutes to dry.


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Stunning, spacious, unique modern accessible villa, large private pool & sundeck
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

Four of us (late 20's) stayed at Carpe Diem for a long weekend, it was perfect, more than enough room for us and the amenities in the villa are super, everything has been thought of. The property is obviously very well cared for and maintained and the listing and pictures do not really do it justice. The welcome bits (food & wine) are a lovely gesture and really makes you feel welcome when you've just flown in and don't really want to worry about going to the shops the minute you arrive!

The pool is lovely, and the area around it has been landscaped well so a day lazing there passes incredibly quickly. Everyone we came across was very friendly and helpful, Graham and Mary in particular were amazing, when we arrived, when we asked them to help find us a taxi to Limassol and also for recommendations of places to eat. Maroni itself is very sleepy and quiet but again, people were happy to chat and help out where they could.

The customer service provided by Niki was also above par, even though it was all done via email it was so easy and convenient to confirm dates, book, and she went over and above providing detailed info to help us plan our stay as much as possible.

I would highly recommend staying here to anyone as all in all it's a fabulous place and I'm sure one, if not more of us, will be back to stay again in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind remarks - I'm so glad we were able to provide you with a great holiday. Our consistent aim is always to give people an experience they will remember (for all the right reasons!).
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Outstanding family locstion

  • 5 of 5

My job takes me to dozens of vacation rentals every year checking standards and ensuring they meet guest expectations, so when I'm a guest on vacation with my family, I set the bar high. We were not disappointed in Villa Carpe Diem.

Andy and Niki are outstanding hosts and truly understand the concept of hospitality. They live close by and were readily available to answer our questions about the location, and the wealth of tourist information and maps provided helped plan our days. Andy arranged a dive trip for my son which he enjoyed immensely.

The villa captures the beautiful Cyprus light and watching the sun rise over the ocean from the balcony was indescribable. Then the morning run to Maroni beach for a dip in the warm Mediterranean water was the best start to the day. Apart from a few drives out to explore the countryside and buy fresh veg from a roadside stand, we didn't go far from the villa. With two small children in the group, the swimming pool was the focal point of our stay and we spent most days relaxing and watching them play.

If you are a foodie and like to cook on vacation, not only is the kitchen superbly equipped, but the bookcases are full of recipe books. So if you want to try your hand at some Greek recipes, or buy some local fish and get some ideas on how to cook it, it's all there for you. And the nearby supermarket (15 mins) is large and very well-stocked - and open 7 days a week.

This was a wonderful vacation made all the better by our fantastic hosts and their attention to detail. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

I recently visited Cyprus with my client and colleague for two weeks and we stayed at Villa Carpe Diem and had an amazing time.

Firstly, the house is beautiful. You get a fabulous view with a great garden and pool and a lots of privacy. It is a great place to relax. The house is very large and clean, with plenty of space for everyone. It is modern and comfortable and the owners have equipped it with everything you might need, it felt like my home away from home.

The location in the Larnaca countryside makes it a very quiet and relaxing place, a car is a good idea as the cities are not very far if you drive. There are plenty of great things to see and do nearby and the owners are very happy to guide you to the best places.

My client is a wheelchair bound individual who requires certain equipment and aids for there day-to-day routine. The house was set up so that the care I provided could be done with ease. The owner’s were very happy to accommodate us by hiring and even buying some special equipment we required. The villa was great for me, as a carer, as it allowed my client to go on holiday without affecting the care I could provide them. The accessibility of the property also meant that my client could really relax and enjoy there holiday

Lastly, the owners, Andy and Niki, were without a doubt, absolutely amazing. They went above and beyond to help us and make sure our holiday was one to remember, even giving up their Sunday to escort us to the hospital for a sprained foot. They were available whenever we had a question, helped us out with any problems and directed us to the best places to visit and places that were wheelchair friendly. The assistance they gave us was better than any hotel could have provided.

I highly recommend Villa Carpe Diem and will be staying here again when I return to Cyprus.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for the kind and generous review. It is really great for Niki and I to know that the efforts that we have put into making Villa Carpe Diem what it is today are appreciated by people like you who choose to come here to stay. Ensuring that our guests have the best possible accessible visit to Cyprus remains our number one goal. We look forward to having you come back to stay many more times! Again, thank you. Andy & Niki Renals
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  • 5 of 5

This villa has everything you could need. It is very well equipped, very comfortable, spacious and is in a beautiful rural setting with panoramic views of the sea and the mountains.

The local villages are quaint, very interesting and the locals couldn't be more friendly.

A car is essential to enable exploration of the local villages, although if it is a relaxing break you need, then you could manage without.

A dip in the pool is a delightful way to end any days out and as it is illuminated at night, it is beautiful to take a dip at night.

A wonderful holiday enjoyed by all.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax in comfort with beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa with stunning views & the owners Nikki and Andy could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. It is in a quiet village, but everything you could need (the beach, great tavernas, supermarket) is accessible within a 5-10 minute drive.

The purpose of this review is aimed more at the fact that the villa is completely adapted for people with disabilities. We have family in Cyprus and try to visit once or twice a year but it has been harder to do so recently as my mother has multiple sclerosis- unfortunately becoming increasingly disabled over the years- and we have found it very hard to find suitable accommodation on the island. We knew of only two properties that were accessible, both in the Paphos region, and the owners of the one that we had stayed at previously sold it a few years back. Many properties in Cyprus do claim to be 'wheel chair friendly' but this often means they have a ramp or the odd handrail, but at villa Carpe Diem they have thought of everything. The lower level of the villa has been purpose built in mind for guests with disabilities and includes a walk in shower (with chair) & adjustable height beds. The rest of the villa is accessible with plenty of space to move around and we were also able to hire a mobile hoist and wheel chair adapted vehicle. Niki was extremely helpful prior to the holiday, checking all of my mothers needs, to ensure they were prepared and everything was set up on our arrival. Nothing was too much trouble-they advised that there was a care agency on the island if we needed extra support which is really useful to know for future stays.

There is a wonderful swimming pool and Andy has recently added a pool hoist which was a huge draw for us as it allowed my mum to really enjoy the swimming.

It is great to have met Niki and Andy- they really understand the needs of people with disabilities and are making steps to make Cyprus enjoyable and accessible for all.

We have a cousin getting married next year in Cyprus and my mother is already busy making plans to return just one day after we have got home - she loved every minute of the holiday!

If you have any special needs or requirements and are hesitating whether to travel to Cyprus I would recommend you get in touch with Niki as I'm sure she would be more than happy to help and make sure your stay is a comfortable one.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to welcome this lovely family to Villa Carpe Diem. Making our accessible accommodation available to people who would otherwise find it difficult or perhaps impossible to visit Cyprus has been a long term goal. The opportunity to relax in comfort in Cyprus is not to be missed! Our recently acquired wheelchair accessible vehicle, electric beds and hoist have enabled this holiday and its glowing review. For those who have specific care needs, we work closely with Sunshine Carers, to tailor a care plan to your holiday needs. If we can enable your holiday, we will, please do get in touch.
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Magnificent home!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Carpe Diem with our party of 9 (4 adults, 3 teens, 2 younger ones) and were truly floored when we saw the home, it was amazing!. We were a little late in our arrival and were greeted by Mary and Graham who were gracious hosts and very helpful in getting us acquainted with the house and local area.

Carpe Diem was absolutely lovely and far exceeded our expectations. The house is nestled amongst rolling hills and farmland and from the home you can see the sea, the mountains, and the quaint town of Maroni. The home was truly perfect for our visit. The pool was clean and refreshing, the home immaculate and completely up to date with modern amenities and containing everything you could want, including a bottle of wine and a semi-stocked fridge with some cold Cypriot beer! We often sat at the rear patio, eating breakfast or having drinks and looking out over the pool and towards the sea, always with a breeze.

The location of the home is near the small village of Zygi, which has an awesome little beach and apparently some great restaurants that we never got a chance to eat at. Carpe Diem is right between Laranca and Limassol and near enough to the local highway entrance as we travelled readily to Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos.

The home worked out so well that half of our party ended up changing travel plans and staying in the home for several more days. We had one small issue with a refrigerator and Graham and Mary called Niki and the issue was resolved immediately. We cannot wait to go back to Cyprus and stay again in Carpe Diem.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Zygi Intersection
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Maroni Taverna
Car: recommended

Villa Carpe Diem is located on the outskirts of Maroni village, pleasantly situated almost midway between Larnaca and Limassol making it idea for relaxing in the sun and when you are ready, exploring some of the other historic local villages as well as trips further afield. If you love to eat Cypriot fish meze, Zygi with many fish restaurants is just five minutes away. Maroni has a new village taverna, centrally located, it provides good value food in a traditional setting. For those who like to explore, we have a visitor guide with secret locations just waiting to be discovered! Delightful Maroni is an ideal base from which to travel to all the popular tourist destinations. With the beach just five minutes down the road Villa Carpe Diem is a wonderfully quiet place to relax. Unfortunately Cyprus has limited Google mapping so we provide guests with clear written directions, thus far everyone has arrived! GPS mapping co-ordinates provided on request. We look forward to welcoming you.

Golf: The nearest golf course is at Secret Valley, just a 20 kilometre drive.

Ski: We've yet to try it but there are a couple of ski runs in the Troodos Mountains! When the snow falls they say it is possible to ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon! As much of the 20 kilometre drive is into the mountains might it be a bit much to suggest cycling there? Why not let us know - an article in the local press could be on the cards...


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