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'The Retreat Villa' is situated in the pretty village area of Peristerona near Polis in Paphos District. Accessed by private driveway (between the fruit orchards) into the extensive and secluded private grounds, this impressive stone built detached villa has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the Cyprus sunshine.
It has 4 bedrooms (en-suite to master with Jacuzzi shower and king-sized bed) and sleeps 8. It has a 12m x 6m private swimming pool with roman steps, full air-conditioning, Large Flat Screen TV with X-Box, Satellite & DVD (TV's in all bedrooms also), washing machine, dishwasher, large stone built BBQ with adjacent table to seat 8, a circular shaded bar area, Jacuzzi Shower to Master En-Suite, Jacuzzi Bath in main bathroom and much more. The setting is both serene and spectacular with the rolling hills of the nearby villages giving views you'll remember forever.
Both Peristerona and ‘Steni' village centres are just 1-2km away from 'The Retreat' 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.
Slightly further afield, you will find further amenities such as larger supermarkets, pharmacy, petrol station, and the more extensive choice of bars, restaurants, shops etc in Polis (8km). The nearest beach is at Latchi (12km) which is well known as one of the best on the island. You can relax and sun-bathe on the golden sand by the crystal clear waters, sit in the marina and enjoy lunch eating the day's fresh catch or for the more adventurous there is a great choice of watersports available for all the family.
|DETAILS OF THE INTERIOR|
After accessing the villa's grounds by long driveway (plenty parking), the villa's front door opens into a large airy open plan space comprising the lounge, inside dining area and kitchen. The lounge is furnished with 2 large real leather sofas and has a large Flat Screen TV with X-Box, 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 adjacent dining/breakfasting area is equipped with a wooden table and eight chairs. The 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. Patio doors from the dining area open out onto the beautifully kept lawn area with play equipment for young children. A terrace with table a chairs overlooks and is an alternative setting for casual or formal dining. A door from the kitchen leads out to the villa's private pool area.
Making up the ground floor is a twin bedroom (useful for those with mobility issues) and an en-suite shower room with 2 access doors (as it doubles up as WC from the main living areas).
Upstairs, the master bedroom is a double bedroom with king-sized bed. The bedroom further benefits from a balcony, wardrobes, dressing table/mirror and an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi shower.
The second bedroom is a double bedroom and the third is a twin. Between the bedrooms is a large bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower. All bedrooms benefit from wall mounted TV's with Satellite controlled by the receiver in the lounge.
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, and safety deposit box are also provided.
|DETAILS OF THE EXTERIOR|
The extensive private grounds and gardens of 'The Retreat' in Peristerona 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.
A large area laid to lawn area with childrens play equipment sits in front of the house as you approach and allows for children to play safely.
The centrepiece of the holiday villa's ground is a very inviting 12m x 6m private pool with roman steps for ease of access. The spacious pool terrace is nicely equipped with 8 large sun loungers that benefit from large overhanging parasols and drinks tables as well as a choice of casual seating. Also on the pool terrace there is a circular bar area with solid wood pergola for shade.
Take a step up and sit under a large gazebo with picnic bench to seat 8 comfortably for lunch or dinner. The large stone built BBQ sits at the end making it the perfect place for alfresco dining and socialising with your party on holiday.
An outside shower and WC complete the outside areas.
Most of the outside areas afford spectacular uninterrupted views of the surrounding valley and hillside. The pretty flowers, shrubs and trees add to the atmosphere, making it the ideal place for relaxing in the sun or shade.
"We had a fantastic holiday. Very relaxing and Dimtris and Khatrina were lovely. What a beautiful villa in a Fab spot. Loved Cyprus. Thank you so much and very best wishes''
"Hi, The villa was spacious and well maintained and located in a superb rural setting. There were local grocery shops a couple of minutes drive from the villa and larger shops in Polis which is around a fifteen minute drive. In Polis there were also plenty of restaurants to choose from. If you have a car I would say that the whole of Cyprus is pretty much a sightseeing trip though I would especially recommend a trip to the mountains and along coast of the Akamas Peninsula. The service provided by LetsRentOnline.Com was faultless as was that provided by the owner. In Britain we have a saying 'If it isn't broken, don't try and fix it', and bearing that in mind I would have to say that I have no suggestions of how to improve the service. We would love to visit Cyprus again and if we did so we would definitely want to stay in one of your villas. You may use my name and comments if you wish. I would just like to add that throughout the whole process of booking the villa we were made to feel confident and well informed by yourselves. Thank you very much. Steve and Family.''
"The villa was very good. The Villa turned out to be everything we hoped for. The swimming pool was magnificent and also the view. The Location is also very well, not within walking distance to the village or shops. But not too far by car. Latchi Watersport for renting a speedboat, wonderful experience. Paradisos Hill Hotel for a Sunday Lunch really worth it, great food. No complaints, everything very clear. Communications via the email and chat very helpful and easy. Katrina & Dimitri were very kind and helpful.''
"The property was amazing, everything you need. The location is superb. We like quiet and out of the way so it suited us perfectly, there is everything you need in Polis which is only a 10 min drive and if you want more it's too far to Paphos. There are some lovely restaurants and tavernas in Polis, try Finikas, Moustakallas and Chix Chos, all very good and the staff are very attentive. There are plenty in Latsi too but they are slightly more expensive. Take a drive up the Troodos mountains, the views are spectacular. The service provided by Letsrentonline.com was as usual very good!''
"The Villa was beautiful, clean, well equipped.There was not a thing to find fault with. the swimming pool was lovely and it was good to have the play area for the little ones. The setting was beautiful, surrounded by fruit trees and on a hill with fabulous views. We loved Imogens tavern in nearby village, Chix Chox in Polis.Big supermarkets in Polis very good. Service by Lets Rent online was very good. We saw the owners a couple of times. They were charming and gave us delicious fruit.We had no problems so did not need to contact them for advice. we would love to return to the Retreat at some future time..''
|"Arrived fairly late and tired, once we had managed to sort our hire car at the airport and rush to a supermarket to buy some essentials. What a lovely villa The Retreat is. The Villa was immaculate and there was a welcome pack of food including bread, spread, cheese, ham, milk, water, coffee, tea and sugar. There was also a huge bowl of fruit and some much-appreciated wine. On seeing the villa in the daylight the following day we were not disappointed, the views were stunning and the sunbathing area and swimming pool were just as shown on all the websites. When there was a problem with the TV not working and the safe being locked, Katherina and Dimitri couldn't have been more helpful and came out straight away to sort out any problem. The villages of Polis and Latchi are very close and the beach at Polis was very quiet with a cafe and toilets. Latchi seems to be an up and coming village/town and the harbour area is lovely - when you find it! Great meal in Faros, Latchi - look out for the waiter with the unusual accent and try to work out where he is from! Agios Georgios is pretty for a visit and a quiet sit on the harbour. Would advise you avoid the mountain roads unless you are very brave and certainly if it is dark - what a scary experience that was, dirt tracks (with occasional road signs) on the road out of Pomos! We had lovely weather too with cloud on only one day and it was the end of October. Would thoroughly recommend The Retreat as a break away from it all. Many thanks to the owners for this lovely villa and ensuring we had a restful holiday''.|
|THE LOCAL AREA|
'The Retreat', Peristerona near Polis, Paphos District, Cyprus
Latchi Beach, Sea: 12km to Latchi
Peristerona is a traditional mountain village in Paphos District, Cyprus. It's a picturesque village famous for its efforts to maintain the beauty and the traditions of Cyprus.
Peristerona is primarily an agricultural village producing cereals, olives and almonds with its wonderful climate producing many delightful fruits and vegetables such as cherries, avocado, mango, watermelons, apples, lemons and oranges in abundance. The name Peristerona derives from the Greek word for dove or pigeon (peristeri). The church, St. Barnabas and Hilarion Church, has five domes on the roof arranged in the shape of a cross, a feature only seen on one other church in the island. Peristerona is always a very green village due to the lush vegetation. It all looks particularly special in winter and spring months and is ideal for photographers, artists and those who like to walk and even hike.
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.
Peristerona 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.
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 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.
Heading back towards the coastline and you will find the small town of Polis. There is plenty of activity to choose from in Polis, whether you wish to dine in one of the many good quality restaurants, have a coffee or lunch in the central square, hire mountain bikes, quad bikes or maybe even a boat!
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!
Paphos airport is 40 minutes away by very good quality roads with English road signs. Visit Peristerona (for a taste of the real Cyprus) and you won’t be disappointed.
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|Per property 7 nights *||Quoted in||Approximate equivalent in|
|1 May - 31 May 2013||£765||EUR897|
|1 Jun - 30 Jun 2013||£825||EUR967|
|1 Jul - 14 Jul 2013||£925||EUR1,085|
|15 Jul - 31 Aug 2013||£1,300||EUR1,524|
|1 Sep - 30 Sep 2013||£855||EUR1,002|
|1 Oct - 31 Oct 2013||£680||EUR797|
|1 Nov - 31 Dec 2013||£680||EUR797|
|1 Jan - 28 Feb 2014||£825||EUR967|
|1 Mar - 31 Mar 2014||£525||EUR616|
|1 Apr - 30 Apr 2014||£650||EUR762|
|1 May - 31 May 2014||£765||EUR897|
|1 Jun - 30 Jun 2014||£825||EUR967|
|1 Jul - 14 Jul 2014||£925||EUR1,085|
|15 Jul - 31 Aug 2014||£1,300||EUR1,524|
|1 Sep - 30 Sep 2014||£855||EUR1,002|
|1 Oct - 31 Oct 2014||£680||EUR797|
|1 Nov - 31 Dec 2014||£680||EUR797|