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This newly completed 'Georgios Rafaela Villa' which mixes modern and traditional features very well, is ideal for couples seeking privacy (perhaps a honeymoon), large families, (especially those with small children who can enjoy the pool and outdoor play area) or other groups of friends, has been designed, furnished and landscaped to the highest standards., all in the ‘real Cyprus’ away from the commercial areas and normal tourist hotspots. Enjoy relaxing on a sun lounger by the private pool, alfresco dining on the terrace (or bbq area), or your favourite aperitif under the gazebo.
The villa has 5 bedrooms (en-suite to master) and sleeps 9. It has a 9m x 4m private swimming pool with, full air-conditioning, Large Flat Screen TV with Satellite & DVD, washing machine, dishwasher, large stone built BBQ with adjacent table to seat 8, Jacuzzi Shower to Master En-Suite, Jacuzzi Shower in feature double bedroom with floor to ceiling windows, covered and secure children’s play area outside and much more. The setting is both serene and spectacular with the rolling hills of the nearby villages giving views you'll remember forever.
|DETAILS OF THE INTERIOR|
After accessing the villa's extensive grounds by a long driveway between the orange trees (plenty of parking), the villa's front door opens into a large airy open plan space comprising the lounge, inside dining area and modern kitchen. The lounge is furnished with 3 large sofas and has a large Flat Screen TV with Satellite & DVD player. There is an open fire for those who wish to take advantage of some daytime sunshine and a cosy evening atmosphere in cooler winter months.
The very modern fully equipped kitchen has all modern appliances including washing machine, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, oven, gas hob and extractor hood, microwave and many other extras. An adjacent dining/breakfasting area is equipped with a large round table and six chairs.
Heading along the corridor to the bedroom areas, first on the left is a modern and convenient cloakroom. Opposite is the ‘feature’ double bedroom with stone walls and floor to (double height) ceiling windows as well as a Jacuzzi Shower for your enjoyment.
Next on the right is a King-Sized bedroom with fitted wardrobes and adjacent family bathroom with bath and shower. Next is a single bedroom which could be perfect for a teenager. Next is a twin room which shares use of the family bathroom.
Last but not least at the far end is the spacious master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a smartly designed en-suite shower room (with rain shower head).
The villa is fully air-conditioned (paid locally if required). A travel cot and highchair are supplied free of charge on request. Other extras such as hairdryer, pool towels are included to help keep down your luggage. Internet access is also included. Central Heating is included for off-season and evenings and winter bookings (nov-Mar). The villa is also alarmed for your peace of mind and there is also a safety deposit box.
|DETAILS OF THE EXTERIOR|
The extensive private grounds and gardens of ‘Georgios Rafaela Villa’ are accessed by a long private driveway with fruit orchards on either side. There is ample parking at the rear and side of the house.
The outdoor areas consist of many seating areas for casual use, dining or relaxing in the sun or shade. The centrepiece of the holiday villa's ground is a very inviting 9m x 4m private pool with pool shower for convenience.
The spacious pool terrace is nicely equipped with 8 sun loungers, 2 parasols and drinks tables as well as a choice of casual seating. The large stone built BBQ with table and chairs, sits at the end making it the perfect place for alfresco dining and socialising with your party on holiday.
A large covered children’s play area is a dream for parents with small children as it is equipped with many toys and is also completely enclosed.
The outside areas are all 100% private and afford spectacular views of the surrounding valley and hillside. The pretty flowers, shrubs and orange trees add to the atmosphere, making it the ideal place for relaxing in the sun or shade.
"We can that confirm we had a great time in a lovely house. The terrace outside is a great improvement as it offers a great place for outside breakfast, lunch and diner in the shade. Thanks for all prompt assistance. Regards, Hans Bes"
"The villa was very clean and had everything we needed. The location nice and quiet and secluded, but still close to all amenities and beaches. Nothing really stuck out - it was all so lovely! We were very satisfied with the whole service, yes - an amazing hostess, Anna made sure you were always comfortable and any problems dealt with quickly (we had a blackout - the local area, but she still came to check everything was ok!)"
"We had a wonderful holiday. The property was beautiful and in a fantastic setting. The owners left us with basic supplies in the fridge and then when they popped round they presented us with ice-cream and a bottle of wine. They were extremely friendly and helpful. The location was amazing - totally private and spacious yet within easy reach of Latchi and Polis. We would definitely aim to stay there again the next time we visit Cyprus. Thank you very much for all your help and organisation. Regards. The Montgomery Family"
"The property was exceptionally clean and in a beautiful location. Trees and an afternoon breeze meant that the pool and house were cool and comfortable. This would be a perfect spot for young children as the property and grounds were carefully equipped - an enclosed outside, play area, pool - shady and exceptionally warm in the afternoons, inside the house, there are gates to ensure that there are safe areas for small toddlers. Myself and my partner holiday with my 2 grown up children, so we look for comfortable accomodation for adults (rather than bedrooms suitable for small children). We all had double beds, our own bathrooms, living room area was able to seat 4 adults comfortably, there was loads of room around the pool, and even a shady seating area in the trees in the grounds - perfect for avoidance of any family squabbles!!
We are very fond of remote, rural environments. The villa was set, just outside a small village and in a large orange grove. From each window, there are views of Cyprus hills or trees. For eating and shopping, we travelled into the nearby town of Polis. This is easily accessible - 5 - 10 mins drive. Polis is an unspoilt, quiet town, with 2 excellent supermarkets. The paved,central area has some restaurants and a few small gift shops. If you're looking for noisy and touristy, then this is not the place. 5 minutes out of Polis, there are some beaches at Latchi, a harbour, restaurants on the beach and some more usual touristy, gift shops. We think that the best beaches are further to the east of Polis - but they are empty of everything - with the odd bar over the road. You park your car on the wasteland (not in posh parking areas), then step down onto a deserted beach - pick your spot. Swimming in the afternoon is divine - as warm as a bath with a few waves for entertainment - along with a view of the sunset over the Akamas mountains. If you want people, sunbeds, cafes, shops, watersports - go to Latchi - still very beautiful - take your pick.
Lets Rent Online's Service was excellent. We failed to find the villa, although we are used to making our way to very remote spots, in the dark, in unfamiliar hire cars. In daylight hours, we still thought it was quite difficult to find (and not just down to our day starting at 2.30am - and hunting for the property in the early hours of the next day). Perhaps a small sign, with the villa's name on, at the turn into the orange grove - it was just a forest track. However, this is not, in any way a complaint or criticism, as we entered the village by the wrong entrance, and hence were disorientated.
We cannot praise the owners, highly enough. We rang the only contact we had (which turned out to be the owners themselves) in the early hours, as we were then thinking of a sleep in the car!! They came straight away, and took us to the villa. They were very keen to make everything as nice as possible, but at the same time were very respectful of our privacy - a text with a request to call to clean, a text with information about local medical care for tonsillitus. Each time they brought cakes or ice cream. Very lovely people.
|THE LOCAL AREA|
'Georgios Rafaela Villa', Goudi near Polis, Paphos District, Cyprus
Latchi Beach, Sea: 7km to Latchi
The Local Area
Situated on the banks of the Chrysochou River, Goudi is a peaceful Cypriot village near Polis in Paphos District, Cyprus. Providing an ideal location to explore the beauty of the surrounding area, Goudi is a picturesque village famous for its stone built villas and efforts to maintain the beauty and the traditions of Cyprus.
Goudi is situated between the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the spectacular mountains of Paphos Forest and the Troodos. Walking in the forests is a delight. Filled with pine trees, fruit and olive trees, wild flowers and herbs and vineyards the air is scented and the views spectacular.
Both Peristerona and ‘Steni' village centres are just 1-2km away from ‘Georgios Rafaela Villa’ and where you will find a taste of the ‘real Cyprus'. With their mini-markets selling fresh organic produce, coffee shops and restaurants/tavernas as well as the friendly locals, you won't have to travel far to get the most out of your holiday.
In various locations around Peristerona there are many remarkable landmark churches. Ayios Georgios was built in the 13th century where frescoes of Saint Mama can be found and it’s still protected by the antiquities department. Churches such as Panayia Chryselousa constructed at the end of the 15th century with Byzantine and Gothic elements, Profitis Elias, Ayios Constantinos, Ayios Charalambos and the country church of Archangel Michael provide for a unique perspective of the village’s history. The famous ‘Museum of Arsinoe’ displays an attractive collection of objects from the Byzantine period, including Byzantine icons from the 13th to 19th centuries, as well as wood carved ecclesiastical items, local and imported silver and metal artefacts as well as textiles. Rare books and manuscripts are also on display.
The nearby village of Steni (also steeped in tradition) hosts a coffee shop with wireless internet access and a very good traditional taverna. Travel a little further into the hills and you will find Lysos, which has a very good horse riding school and shooting range (please ask for details) and is also home to a very good traditional Cyprus taverna, with neighbouring shops and the more widely known Paradisos Hills Hotel which does an excellent Sunday buffet as well as a themed Indian night on a Friday.
The nearby Latchi beach is renowned as one of the best in Cyprus and not as crowded as the beaches in and around Paphos itself. Latchi beach is famous for its clear blue sea, soft white sand and a great selection of watersports which are readily available. The watersports available at Latchi include diving, snorkelling, sailing, banana rides and a great deal more. Bring your UK driving licence and you can even hire a boat and explore the Akamas coast from the sea. Drop anchor when you feel like it and swim or snorkel in the warm crystal blue water of the Mediterranean Sea.
For the more adventurous, you can explore the Akamas nature reserve and go all the way round to Lara Beach famous for its turtles and another wonderful unspoilt beach. You can also venture to the nearby villages of Miliou, Droushia and Panagia or further on to Kathikas with its vineyards and wineries. Other fantastic scenery can be taken in at Cedar Valley and the Troodos mountain range where in winter, you can even ski!
|LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNT||Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 10%|
|LOW OCCUPANCY DISCOUNT||1-2 guests: 10%|
|Only one discount can apply|
|Per property 7 nights *||Quoted in||Approximate equivalent in|
|1 May - 31 May 2013||£850||EUR1,006|
|1 Jun - 30 Jun 2013||£950||EUR1,124|
|1 Jul - 19 Jul 2013||£1,050||EUR1,242|
|20 Jul - 31 Aug 2013||£1,300||EUR1,538|
|1 Sep - 30 Sep 2013||£1,050||EUR1,242|
|1 Oct - 31 Oct 2013||£900||EUR1,065|
|1 Nov - 31 Dec 2013||£750||EUR887|
|1 Jan - 31 Mar 2014||£800||EUR946|
|1 Apr - 30 Apr 2014||£750||EUR887|
|1 May - 31 May 2014||£850||EUR1,006|
|1 Jun - 30 Jun 2014||£950||EUR1,124|
|1 Jul - 19 Jul 2014||£1,050||EUR1,242|
|20 Jul - 31 Aug 2014||£1,300||EUR1,538|
|1 Sep - 30 Sep 2014||£1,050||EUR1,242|
|1 Oct - 31 Oct 2014||£900||EUR1,065|
|1 Nov - 31 Dec 2014||£750||EUR887|