Peaceful Location, Extremely Private, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach
- English, German
About Marie Orme
I live in Derbyshire with my husband, Gary, 3 young children and our pet Labradoodle.
Marie Orme purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Marie Orme chose Sotira
A few years ago, having enjoyed a fantastic holiday in Cyprus, we decided to buy a property there. Since then, we have spent many happy family holidays in the country and have made lots of friends there. We love Ayia Thekla because of the amazing contrasts in the area. Whilst you are only 5km from central Ayia Napa with its numerous bars and restaurants, you are also only a stone’s throw from the “real” Cyprus and small rural villages. The Troodos mountains are less than an hour away, and Larnaca airport approximately 35 minutes away.
What makes this Villa unique
The property is situated a 5 minute walk from a small beach, perfect for snorkelling, and a 10 minute walk from the larger Ayia Thekla beach which offers a range of water sports. A local supermarket and Zafiri’s restaurant/bar, with Sky TV and free wireless wi-fi, is only a 2 minute drive away. Waterworld, the island’s best waterpark, is a 3 minute drive and the famous Nissi beach only 5 minutes.
Strictly NO parties
Minimum age of primary renter:27
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Conveniently located villa in a small development
This villa is conveniently located for all kinds of amenities - supermarkets, restaurants, beaches, bars and downtown Ayia Napa itself. On arrival, we found the villa to be clean, inside and out.
For the four of us that stayed, we found there to be plenty of room to spread out on the large patio area and the pool was just right. Although there are properties on all sides, we never felt overlooked and, therefore, was sufficiently private. Continuing outside, there was sufficient seating provided in the covered patio area with a sizeable table. The sunbeds were a little 'tired' with one being unusable owing to the headrest mechanism being damaged. Also, we had a couple of gusty days which 'uprooted' the umbrellas from their stands which were, again, quite worn. However, this didn't detract from how comfortable and peaceful we found it during our stay.
Inside, the property provides a well equipped kitchen area and a large living room, as well as a good sized cloakroom and a twin bedroom with showering. Upstairs, 2 bedrooms - one double and one twin (would've preferred x2 doubles), one of which has it's own showering facility and the other is served by a separate bathroom. Showers worked well and there was always plenty of hot water. What we found peculiar was that there was no bannister to the leading flight of stairs given that the polished flooring material is slippery, worse if wet.
Overall though, a great villa with well maintained gardens and pool area, and we would definitely recommend it for location, cleanliness and facilities.
Wendy, the housekeeper was brilliant during our stay and was accessible whenever we needed to contact her.
Thank you for a great holiday!
The outside space was beautiful and spacious.
The villa itself was very small especially for 6 adults. The villa was very tired looking and lacked wardrobe space as they were locked. The 3rd bedroom is like a small study it’s not fit for two adults. There was no safe to put any valuables such as passports etc.
The showers are very small and I mean small if you Locked your fingers and put your hands on the back of your head with your elbows out they will touch both walls. The showers also leak all over the floor into your bedroom so your using your towels to clean up the mess Your better off using the shower outside less mess to clean up.
The internet was extremely poor the worst I’ve had since coming to Cyprus for the last 6 years I had more speed on my data so if your planning on working like I like was then ensure you have other means to connect. The TV only had netflicks DVD player was broke I loaded IPTV to the TV but because of the internet it buffered a lot wasn’t able to watch anything.
When I booked the villa my first communication with the owner was I wasn’t aloud parties as it’s a quite neighbourhood which I thought was a rude assumption just because my kids were in there 20s. But guess what there was a party every night in the villa over the road.
The worst things about the villa was the infestation of Ants in the house didn’t matter how much powered you put down they found there way in. Wasn’t until the last few days that actually they were in the sofa.
For the money there is better villas which are situated better I did over 1200 kilometres in my car that I hired for two weeks. You have nothing in walking distance.
A great place in the sun.
The property was exactly as presented in the photos. A great size, both in the house and in the garden with a good sized pool.
In a good location to reach all the sandy beaches. Wendy was a phone call away incase of any queries.
Very highly recommended.
A lovely villa just outside Ayia Napa .. we stayed in this villa last year .. it was so nice I booked it again and it didn’t disappoint .. pool is lovely villa is clean with everything you need to make your stay a great one .. the villa is in a quiet location so it’s chill time around the pool .. you won’t be disappointed ..
Thanks for your lovely comments Richard. Glad you had a good time. Please bear us in mind should you visit Cyprus again.
Lovely villa ,great location and a nice pool area. Everything you need is provided. Wendy who looks after the villa is very friendly and helpful of places to visit.
Lovely relaxing break
We stayed here for two weeks in May. We had the most fantastic time. Villa was exactly as described and exceeded our expectations. Thank you Marie for letting us share your home for our holiday!
Thanks for your lovely comments Jennie. Please consider us again if you decide to come back to Cyprus!
5 minute walk to nearest beach (literally straight across the road from the property), which is ideal for snorkelling. 10 minute coastal walk to larger beach, particularly suitable for families or those interested in water sports. Neither beach gets crowded, even in high season.
Larnaca airport 35 minutes drive.
Paphos airport 90 minutes drive.
Fishing village of Potamos less than 2 km away with local fish restaurants. Ayia Napa 5km away with huge range of attractions. Waterworld, the island’s biggest waterpark is 2 km away. Go-kart track adjacent to waterpark.
2 minute drive to local supermarket and Zafiri’s restaurant/bar with Sky TV and free wireless wi-fi.
Several large supermarkets and various banks in Ayia Napa.