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  • 3 Bed/3 Bath Stone Villa
  • Heated Private Pool & Splash Pool
  • Lovely Garden with Grass Area
  • Amazing Views Mountain & Sea
  • Wi-Fi-Sat TV-Open Fire/Table Tennis
  • Air-Con, Flyscreens, Blackout Blinds
  • Just 5km to Polis/ Truly Secluded

**Just Released for 2023**

'The Lost Castle' is a truly secluded holiday retreat in Pelathousa near Polis. If you don't want to see a neighbour, be disturbed by anyone or even hear a pin drop yet still be just a 10 minute drive to the centre of Polis and all its amenities then this is the place for you.

The stone built villa, brand new in 2014 perfectly combines modern features and conveniences with traditional charm and quality which is sure to make it one of the most desired holiday villas in the area.

The villa is set in substantial grounds and has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, (en-suite to master), sleeping 6 (one or two infants extra permitted). It has a 10m x 5m private swimming pool with roman steps (pool can be heated for a supplement), separate children's splash pool, full air-conditioning and TV to each bedroom, Smart TV in lounge (English channels) with Satellite & DVD, washing machine, dishwasher an open fire (for those cooler off-season evenings) large stone built BBQ, a well-manicured lawn area for children to play, table tennis (ping-pong), sauna, wireless internet (wi-fi) and more.

The setting is both serene and spectacular with the rolling hills of the nearby villages and the not too distant sea at Latchi giving views you'll remember forever. Pelathousa village is more of a small hamlet but Polis centre is just 5km away from 'The Lost castle' and where you will find a taste of the real Cyprus. With its many restaurants, central square, supermarkets and other amenities it really is the best of both worlds. Latchi Beach and Marina are just a further 5 minutes drive away where you can sample local fish, hire a boat, do watersports or just relax on the soft golden sand.

Peristerona village (6km) is nearby With its mini-market selling fresh (natural) organic produce, coffee shops and friendly locals. Peristerona is primarily an agricultural village producing citrus-fruit vegetables, cereals, olives and almonds. The name Peristerona derives from the Greek word for dove or pigeon (peristeri).The village of Steni (8km) provides a further choice of coffee shop and traditional taverna for dining during the day or in the evening. In Lysos (5km) you will find a renowned hotel (Paradisos Hills) with excellent restaurant, a further taverna, and a few other shops. Activities in Lysos include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and many walks and mountain bike trails for those who like to be active.

The area around the villa is always a very green due to the lush vegetation. The smell of the pine trees add to the atmosphere with views that are hard to beat anywhere in the world. 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. Other attractions in the area are the famous 'Museum of Arsinoe' showcasing a stunning collection of Byzantine artefacts.


After accessing the villa's grounds by large electronically operated iron gates and 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 cool and comfortable lounge is furnished with 2 large leather sofa's facing and matching chair the Flat Screen Smart TV with Satellite & DVD player. There is further benefit of a Sound bar with USB, SD card, Bluetooth, Radio and TV connection to assist with your entertainment. The centrepiece is an open log fire for those who wish to take advantage of some daytime sunshine and a cosy evening atmosphere in cooler winter months. Views from the lounge are across the private pool and out to Sea.

The adjacent dining/breakfasting kitchen is equipped with a sturdy wooden table and eight chairs. The fully equipped kitchen has modern appliances including, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven, gas hob and extractor hood, microwave, filter coffee maker and many other extras. Patio doors from the kitchen open out onto the terrace which hosts another table and chairs seating 8 and on to the beautifully kept enclosed garden and private pool area.

A nice airflow is maintained by keeping the front door and patio doors open at the same time allowing comfortable temperatures even in the height of summer. Fly-screens are fitted throughout to assist with this. Making up the ground floor is a lovely double bedroom. The adjacent bathroom with shower over makes this a self-contained area for those who do not wish to climb stairs.

Moving upstairs and you will find a further 2 bedrooms accessed from an airy landing and a large balcony with amazing views. The master bedroom is a double bedroom. The bedroom further benefits from an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is a twin bedroom and also has an adjacent shower room. Both upstairs bedrooms share a long L-shaped balcony facing the beautiful countryside and then Mediterranean Sea at Latchi. The main section of the balcony contains a sofa set, hammock and BBQ/Fire pit for atmosphere at all times.

The villa has air-conditioned bedrooms, (lounge available for a supplement) also with large fitted wardrobes and blackout blinds in each. Wi-Fi connection is included in the rental price. A travel cot and highchair are supplied free of charge on request. Other extras such as hairdryer, pool towels, books and games are also provided.


The extensive private grounds and beautifully kept gardens of 'The Lost Castle' are accessed through a set of remote controlled iron gates that lead up the long private driveway. There is ample parking at the rear and side of the house.

The outdoor grounds of 'The Lost Castle' really set it apart from others. A large garden area laid to lawn allows for children to play safely.

The centrepiece of the holiday villa's grounds however is a very inviting 10m x 5m (widest points) private pool with roman steps and the small children's splash pool next to it. (pool can be heated for a supplement)

The spacious pool terrace is nicely equipped with large sun loungers that benefit from large overhanging parasols and drinks tables. The pool shower is smartly designed and a further feature of this area. A tall table and 4 stools complete this area for enjoying a pre-dinner apertif at dusk or an evening nightcap. There is also a sauna for guests use when required.**

Overlooking the private pool and outside the patio doors from the lounge/kitchen area there is a long terrace shaded by the balcony above. A table and 6 chairs as well as large Gas BBQ make it the perfect place for alfresco dining and socialising with your party on holiday. A traditional stone built Cypriot BBQ is also provided and the owners will more than happily show you how to use and make the traditional Cyprus Souvla which is a hard to beat mouth-watering taste experience.

Most of the outside areas afford spectacular uninterrupted views of the surrounding valley and hillside as well as the Mediterranean Sea. The pretty flowers, shrubs and trees add to the atmosphere, making it the ideal place for relaxing in the sun or shade. Smartly positioned lighting ensures the outside areas can be enjoyed as much in the warm summer evenings as well as in the day time.

**Terms apply (please check rates section before booking or when enquiring)

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'The Lost Castle', Pelathousa near Polis, Paphos District, Cyprus


Polis Town- 5km
Latchi Beach, Sea: 9km to Latchi
Shops/Coffee Shops: 5km
Restaurants: 5km
Pharmacy/Hospital: 6km
Lysos: 6km
Peristerona: 6km
Paphos: 46km
Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark: 47km
Paphos Airport: 48km
Larnaca Airport: 165km

Pelathousa is a traditional mountain village in the Polis area of Paphos District, Cyprus. It's a picturesque village famous for its efforts to maintain the beauty and the traditions of Cyprus.

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 local area is primarily agricultural, 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 famous museum of Arsinoe in Peristerona 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 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. There is also a shooting club, mainly doing clay pigeon shooting with spectacular scenery as a backdrop.

Heading back towards the coastline and you will find the 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 at Latchi!

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 water-sports which are readily available. The water-sports 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 (special discount for our customers). 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 45 minutes away by mostly good quality roads with English road signs. Visit 'The Lost Castle' (for a taste of the real Cyprus) and you won't be disappointed.

For more details on the Polis and Latchi Area as well as Paphos & Cyprus visit our area pages at: Polis & Latchi

Stone Built Villa with 3 Bedrooms to Sleep 6
3 Bathrooms (Master En-Suite) 
Extensive Private grounds
10m x 5m Private Pool with Roman Steps
Children's Splash Pool
Pool Shower
All Modern Conveniences
Ample Seating Inside and Out
8 Sun Loungers with drinks tables and overhanging parasols
Smart TV with Satellite & DVD player
Bluetooth Sound Bar
Fully Equipped Kitchen (Gas Hob-Coffee Maker)
Washing Machine & Dishwasher
Ground Floor Bedroom
Fully Air-Conditioned (Bedrooms included in Rental Price)
Open Fire also (logs supplied to start)
Large Stone Built BBQ with Rotisserie
Large Balcony with Sofa Set and Fire Pit
3 x Hammocks
Swing Seat
Travel Cot and Highchair available free of charge on request
Pool/Beach Towels Supplied
Flyscreens throughout
Wi-Fi Included
Books & Games
Table Tennis (ping-pong)
Sauna **
Private Heated Pool**

Short Drive to Beach at Latchi and town of Polis
Truly Secluded

**Terms apply (please check before booking or when enquiring)

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Review submitted by Angela from Lincoln (Submitted: 14/10/2023)

''The villa was lovely - beautifully decorated with everything you could want it was definitely ‘home from home ‘ stunning views certainly quiet just what we needed to chill and relax.Slightly remote - about 1hr from Paphos but didn’t stop us going anywhere - car definitely needed

We can recommend a couple of restaurants/ tavernas in Polis - Parea - 5 star food & service & Moustakallis family run taverna

2nd time we have used your company - we have been coming to Cyprus for over 35 years and visited numerous resorts - by far your villas exceed all expectations - they are well looked after beautifully decorated and maintained - we will never use another company to book a villa with as the standard and service provided by yourselves is excellent from start to finish thoroughly recommend to anyone

Owner was Absolutely amazing - Debbie came to see us on the Sunday she was so lovely and helpful couldn’t have wished for a nicer owner and the welcome pack was well received after arriving late at night

Excellent service and I’ve recommended you to quite a few colleagues at work in the NHS '

Review submitted by Laura from Kent (Submitted: 10/09/2023)

''The villa was just perfect. It had everything it needed, the balcony was lovely to sit at in the mornings for breakfast and in the evenings for relaxing. The villa had been thoroughly thought out. The swimming pool was such a lovely temperature we were it in as early as 7am and sometimes as late as Midnight.

The kids loved the hammocks and the table tennis especially. The air con was definitively great to have in the bedrooms, kitchen and living room.

Such a beautiful place, it was instagram worthy (as they say) . I really didn’t want to leave!

And if they ever decide to sell (not that I think they will ha). Would buy that place in a heartbeat!

Whenever we go on holiday we always look to stay in villas. Location is really important to us. We always want an amazing view, and this place didn’t disappoint. Despite its location it was only a 10 minute drive to Polis town which had everything you needed. And we always look for something that is very private, with no neighbours or anyone over looking us, we couldn’t have asked for a better location.

We mainly stayed at the villa, but we did visit Moustakallis and Finikas in Polis. Both lovely meals but very much enjoyed the chicken Kebab in Finikas. Would highly recommend Latchi Watersports. We hired a self drive boat for the whole day. The Blue Lagoon was just stunning and the kids enjoyed going on the tubes behind the boat.

We also visited Paphos Harbour and had a meal there as well as visiting the zoo where we fed the elephant (my youngest said that was the best bit about the holiday).

You guys were absolutely great and so helpful and knowledgable. It was so easy to book and with the email reminders and recommendations it couldn’t have been better. Debbie was lovely and again so helpful with all her knowledge and recommendations of places to visit.'

Review submitted by Mr & Mrs Mowbray from Huntingdon (Submitted: 21/07/2022)

''We have been visiting Cyprus every year for the past 22 years (except for when covid didn’t allow) and would like to say that this year was one of the best experiences with regards to booking, location of villa and communication with the villa owner. My family and I would like to thank not only you, but Debbie the owner of The Lost Castle villa. We had an amazing holiday this year and was very grateful for the advice Debbie gave us on places to visit. Debbie was very approachable and was very happy to help. We hired a speed boat through Latchi Watersports and was grateful for the discount code you kindly gave us. We found a really lovely restaurant in Polis called Chix Chox. The food and service was great and nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely visit the villa again as we intend on returning to Cyprus every year, now that we can again. We would highly recommend your company and The Lost Castle villa.

Kind regards

Mr & Mrs Mowbray'
Review submitted by Jane and Richard from Kent (Submitted: 13/07/2022)

''Excellent villa. Superb location.

We recommend Restomare, Latchi – great selection and always very good food, especially the sushi. Also, Moustakkalis in Polis – excellent service and staff too.

Excellent service from the owners
Review submitted by Sheila from Devon (Submitted: 16/09/2021)

''The villa is just perfect - spacious, clean and homely, it has everything you could possible want or need. Debbie came to see us with cakes, just a lovely touch and a lovely lady.

The location- Again it is perfect for us, we love the views across to the tree lined hills, the peace and quiet and not being overlooked is priceless.

We love Polis restaurants, Mustakallis and Finikas also Santa Barbara's at Argaka which the tables overlook the beach. Latsi is great for renting a boat and has many restaurants along the marina.

Very satisfied with your service, Steven has been excellent, so helpful when we had our flights cancelled twice he helped to re-arrange dates etc. Debbie is amazing, very approachable and we felt very comfortable. We had the most fantastic holiday, so relaxing and all our troubles seemed to disappear
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Review submitted by Anonymous Reviewer from Essex (Submitted: 31/08/2021)

''The Lost Castle was great - very comfortable, lovely villa, superb views, peace and quiet. The villa was very well appointed for self catering and we really appreciated the thoughtful welcome pack on our late arrival. Debbie popped by to say hi which was nice and the two times we had water issues they were very quick to respond and sort it out. We would definitely recommend the villa and would love to stay there again.

We’d highly recommend the Watermill at Steni for excellent and reasonably priced food and we went to Latchi Watersports a few times and they were excellent.

We were very satisfied with your services as agents and I wanted again to thank you for your prompt and helpful response to all my emails over the last year! Very satisfied with local owner response as per above. ''
Review submitted by Linda from Bury St Edmunds (Submitted: 28/08/2021)

''The villa was amazing, furnished to a very high spec with lots of space. It is in a fantastic spot with amazing views of the sea and mountains. Very tranquil and quiet with no direct neighbours. Even though high up it was only a 10-minute drive into Polis and then nearby Laitchi for provisions, dining, beaches, and water activities. The lovely village of Peristerona is very nearby with a mini market selling local produce and supplies. There are also other traditional villages at Lysos and Steni. We went for lunch the first day at La Terrassa in the central square in Polis which was very friendly and the food very good – big portions as are most of the restaurants in Cyprus. The central square is lovely with all the tavernas. We also went to Finikas a couple of times which has amazing food. The Watermill in Steni is lovely with very authentic home-made cooking.
We took a self-drive boat to the Blue Lagoon with beautiful clear waters – a lovely swim there. Best to go earlier than later as soon fills up with more boats but even then a lovely place to be. Unfortunately, we only had 6 days on this side of the Island as were at Aphrodite Hills on the south coast the first week. We absolutely loved the west side as far greener and lush with the beautiful traditional villages and authenticity of Cyprus.

The agent, Steven was so helpful with what was our last-minute booking and came back instantly with any questions asked. The local information supplied by him was well received in getting us familiar with the area. Steven was great as well as the owner Debbie. Debbie came up to see us, she is an amazing, bubbly, friendly person. She helped with any questions about the property and gave us a few tips on places to visit and things to do. Nothing was too much trouble for Debbie, she was always on hand by text to answer any questions whether about the property or how to get to places. Having never been to Cyprus before we absolutely loved it and will definitely be on our list of places to come back to and hopefully in the next year or two. Would love to come back to the Lost Castle in the future as its’ location and views are amazing. Thank you so much
Review submitted by Guy from Surrey (Submitted: 15/08/2021)

'' This is our second visit (delayed from last year by the Covid Pandemic). The Lost Castle was clean, well maintained and had obviously been looked after as a family home. It avoided a sterile atmosphere and felt very welcoming.

The location is perfect, spectacular views of the mountains and sea. Quiet and peaceful but also very convenient for travel to Polis & Latchi for provisions shopping. I worked (and still sometimes do) in a highly stressful occupation, travelling to such places as Colombia, Afghanistan. Sierra Leon etc. All hot spots that require rest after deployment - Lost Castle is the ideal tonic for me and my family but I understand some may prefer a more bustling environment. One thing to note is that it is essential that you have a car.

Porto Latchi for excellent sea food and steaks with a beautiful beach side view. Kanalli Fish Restaurant up the coast to Pomos. About a 30/40 minute drive but worth it. Very good sea food and a spectacular view over the sea and the harbour.

LetsRentOnLine were efficient and kept me informed throughout my holiday. They recommended local restaurants and sports (such as diving, sailing etc). My daughter and I do dive but decided to rest this time!. The agent was also very helpful in answering questions on travel during Covid restrictions. They set our mind at rest.

The owner of the Lost Castle was both helpful and readily contactable. The owner was able to help book our return PCR tests and took great pains to ensure that our paperwork was correct for our return home.

From my perspective The Lost Castle is perfect if you seek peace. quiet and solitude. My wife and I enjoyed relaxing, while my daughter and her boyfriend were able to take days out seeing the sites. For my family it was a perfect holiday.

We have rented in Portugal but have been regular visitors to Cyprus which is our favourite. We intend to return to the Lost Castle in the near future if we can, Covid and work permitting. The only other place we have rented regularly is the Florida Keys which ties with Cyprus!

Kind regards, Guy
Review submitted by Sarah from Leicester (Submitted: 19/09/2020)

''The villa was wonderful. We had a great time. It had all the amenities we needed and more. It had an amazing view of the sea and was lovely and secluded. We took a trip to the sea caves area and dined at Sidayes which was one of the most fantastic meals we’ve ever had! As always your service was excellent. It was one of the reasons we decided to use you again, our service last time and this time was excellent. Debbie was so helpful and always responded quickly to any questions. We had a great time . ''
Review submitted by Nicholas from Cardiff (Submitted: 28/09/2019)

''The Lost castle was very well presented with everything you might need for your holiday available. Kitchen equipment was plentiful and the outside space was extensive. The location is the most peaceful we have visited in Cyprus. It was literally silent. The views were great. We only ate in Paphos on two occasions but would recommend Ficardo’s restaurant if you are willing to travel that far. The service provided by Lets Rent Online was, once again, first class. Debbie at the Lost Castle was very approachable. The service she provided was excellent. No issues I can think of. ''
Review submitted by Anonymous Reviewer from Brampton, UK (Submitted: 01/11/2018)

''The villa was very nice and the photos on line did it justice. The outside space especially was beautiful and well maintained and the pool heating was perfect (we have often stayed at villas where the pool heating didn’t feel as though it was on despite us paying for it! ).

The location was perfect for us, we like peace & quiet and not to be overlooked, so it really did suit us. It is a little off the main roads but the directions were perfect and we found it in the dark without a problem. It was only a 10 minute drive to Polis, which is very pleasant. We didn’t go out very much, although had lunch at a restaurant called Chix Chox in Polis where we found the service and food to be very good.

We were very happy with the service provided by both yourself and Debbie, the owner of the villa. The information provided prior to departure was excellent and Debbie visited us on our first evening and nothing was too much trouble for her. We had a lovely welcome pack provided on arrival and she provided some wood for the fire pit for us when we enquired about trying to buy some as we had difficulty in finding any on our first day. She also put us in touch with a man who helped with some WiFi issues on a couple of occasions.

We will almost definitely visit Cyprus again next October, we are considering booking The Lost Castle again for the same week!

We did have a wonderful relaxing week at The Lost Castle, we loved this area (we have previously stayed closer to Paphos south of the airport) and a colleague of mine is already considering booking the property next summer.

Thank you for your excellent assistance
Review submitted by Barry from Shrewsbury (Submitted: 23/09/2018)

''The villa was clean, exactly as described. Lovely villa with all that you could ask for. There is always an shaded outside area for you to sit in, as the sun rotates around the villa and plenty or sunbathing near the pool as well. The location was stunning, views were breathtaking. The location of the villa is not as far from Polis as you think, once you've done the trip up and down the hill a couple of times. The added benefit of the mountain/ hill location is that even on a very hot day the beach/lower areas are very hot and humid, but when you return to the villa the cooling breeze is a welcome break from the heat/ humidity. The silence away from the main though fare was very relaxing and the noisiest part of the holiday was when goats/ livestock were being herded each morning, when you heard their bells ringing, it became a bit of a eye spy to see if we could see them.

The taverna in Steni and the roadside restaurant in Steni (The Watermill) plus the taverna in Lysos all give excellent food which is reasonably priced. The waterfall near the village of Katu Terra (I think) was a lovely drive and the village taverna there a welcome respite after the hike. If you are lucky to bump into Andreas there he may give you a tour of the village and it's history.

The service provided in all aspects was exceptional. Debbie was a beautiful person and was there for you if you needed her, but was not one of these villa owners who are constantly bugging you. Debbie very kindly allowed us to stay later on our last day as we had a late flight home, this made our last day very relaxing and we were so very appreciative of this.

We have no complaints what so ever and will use your services again to book our next villa. We are hoping to obtain the lost castle again''
Review submitted by Tracey from Falkirk (Submitted: 30/10/2018)

''The Lost Castle is very well maintained, both inside and out. It is spacious and relaxing, and provides a home from home. The location is perfect for us. The views are amazing and the location is so quiet, with barely a car coming along the road. It provides a beautiful and peaceful backdrop.

We highly recommend Latchi water sports. We hired a boat on a couple of occasions and it is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. We also received a discount through Let’s Rent Online. We had lovely meals at Santa Barbara and The Watermill.

Very satisfied with your service. Any queries are very quickly responded to and the information provided is excellent. Very satisfied locally also. I made contact with the local manager a couple of times and received immediate responses. They were welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. ''
Review submitted by Jon from London (Submitted: 02/07/2018)

''Fantastic villa! By far the best villa I’ve ever stayed at. Stunning location! The views around the villa I could never get tired of. Latchi boat hire was amazing and was one the highlights of the holiday. The old town restaurant and herb garden were the best restaurants that we went to and also Duomos was great.

As usual your service was 1st class. Locally, Debbie couldn’t do enough for us and was so friendly'
Review submitted by David and Julie from Northants (Submitted: 02/06/2018)

''Great stay in the lost castle would definitely recommend it to any future bookers, the views are stunning especially during the recent thunderstorms. We had a lot of contact with Debbie (the owner) and she was fantastic, helpful in many ways, every question or enquiry answered promptly and to full satisfaction. Excellent service all round, by far the best we have ever had. We would highly recommend Latchi for its restaurants and cafes, also if you want sea trips it has everything.''
Review submitted by Anonymous Reviewer from Cumbria (Submitted: 29/04/2017)

''We had a fantastic 2 weeks at the Lost Castle , please find our feed back as follows.

Villa Excellent -The Villa is very well equipped , Sky TV , Air con in all rooms and large pool. The Villa is well laid out with a large shaded terrace , and wonderful balcony to sit out on in the evening.

Position Excellent-The Location of the villa was for us its biggest attraction , it was very quite ,private and being in the hills has a pleasant breeze , and views.

Owner Excellent - Debbie was very warm ,& welcoming ,nothing was to much trouble.She had lots of helpful information and nice touches like the welcome pack where most appreciated. We can recommend Moutakallis Tavern in Polis. We had several meals there , good food and wonderful atmosphere! We would return to Cyprus , ideally to the lost Castle , but can't say when .

Very Happy with our experience with lets rent online ,very professional and organised. Happy to recommend to others and would use again. All in all an excellent holiday which exceeded our expectations , would happily recommend the Lost Castle to anyone and lets rent online. Many Thanks ''

Review submitted by Steve and Julie from Selby (Submitted: 29/04/2017)

''Thanks for your email. We would like to let you know about our experience staying at the Lost Castle, Pelathousa. The property is absolutely stunning! The house was immaculate upon arrival. It has been rented out as a home, not just a rental villa. It is equipped with everything you need for a self catering stay. The bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage. The outdoor sitting areas are vast. The fireplace on the upstairs terrace which we utilised on an evening was fantastic. We have never seen so may stars in the sky! No light pollution to spoil the night sky. We had the pool heated and WoW it was like getting in the bath!

The location is fantastic! Beautiful scenery, peace and quiet. Only a ten minute drive from Polis village and the beach. We were more than satisfied with the agents. They were very helpful. We met the owners on our second day and they were lovely people who could not do enough for us. We do not think the Lost castle could be improved upon. It is perfect and we want to live there all the time! We usually visit Cyprus twice a year (April & October) and we will definitely attempt to book the Lost Castle again. ''

Review submitted by Anonymous Reviewer from South Africa (Submitted: 22/03/2017)

''Perfect villa, real value for money. Absolutely stunning location. Away from the busyness of a town, yet it feels safe and secure. A 5 km drive takes you to all the shops you need, including supermarkets. More than satisfied with all service received. Can’t think of anything to complain about! We had a lovely time in Cyprus. ''
Review submitted by Tracey from Falkirk (Submitted: 26/10/2016)

''The Lost Castle was perfect in every way. A very homely and relaxing villa. The villa was completed to a very high standard inside and out. With excellent tech facilities.The villa has exceptional views which are breathtaking. The area is very peaceful. Debbie was very welcoming and approachable. We made the most of the Latchi water sports discount and used this business 3 times during our stay. They are very helpful and great with kids e.g. adapting trips etc. We ate, in both, Latchi and Polis and had lovely meals, but our favourite place to eat is The Watermill in Steni. This is our 3rd trip to the area and have visited this restaurant many, many times. They are welcoming, very helpful and the food is lovely and fresh. ''
Review submitted by Anonymous from St Helen's (Submitted: 13/09/2016)

''The villa was excellent and more than we could have hoped for. We felt we were staying in a well-appointed home rather than a holiday villa. The location was ideal for us and just what we were looking for. Seclusion, quiet and privacy. The panoramic views were breath-taking, the silence delightful and we felt we could almost touch the stars at night.

The Old Town restaurant in Polis was our favourite, fine dining at a cost but good value once or twice during a short visit. The partridge ravioli has to be tried. The Herb Garden in Polis is also worth a visit. A good menu and vibrant atmosphere in the evening and value for money but a little over lit. The chocolate shop at Platres is a must to visit. Slightly eccentric and the handmade chocolates are just the best. We hired a power boat from Latchi water sports for half a day, not cheap and thank you for the discount, but really good fun. Excellent service here. Really strong on safety without being overly officious.

You were great guys. Really good pre-visit literature and prompt responses to our questions. Debbie and Adam were very supportive and attentive while giving us the privacy we were looking for. They were very much hosts and they made us feel very welcome and cared for. It was perfect for us and a very special place to visit. ''

Review submitted by Richard and Anita from Stockport (Submitted: 24/07/2016)

''We had a fabulous holiday. The villa was perfect & in a lovely location, very quiet which is exactly what we wanted. The owners Debbie & Adam were lovely, very friendly & helpful. We are already thinking about returning next year! We didn't really eat out much as we just wanted to relax at the villa, but we did eat at The Herb Garden restaurant in polis which was fabulous, the food was delicious.

The local village shop had everything we needed & the owner was very helpful & friendly, he even sourced us some fresh herbs & local olive oil. Thank you for sorting out our holiday we will definitely be booking through you again, we have been looking at Debbie's other villa the lost castle which we are very tempted to book. Kind regards and huge thanks. Richard & Anita''

Review submitted by Jerry from Northampton (Submitted: 09/07/2016)

''Superb, quality of fixtures and fittings was excellent. The location is secluded but close enough to Polis etc for restaurants, supermarkets etc. We recommend, The Old Town Restaurant in Polis, Santa Barbara Beach Bar in Argaka. More than happy with your service - very proactive re offers, responses to emails all very good. Very professional, always felt that you were on top of the booking. Yes very satisfied with the owner, very friendly and helpful, lovely lady. Hopefully be back again next year''.
Review submitted by Joachim from Meissen, Germany (Submitted: 08/05/2016)

''The villa was excellent in every way. The location is remote, private and exactly what we were looking for. Beautiful country side scenery. Polis Town has many good restaurant and a very good super market.
Would recommend your agency to friends and family. Excellent service and very good communication. ''.
Review submitted by Richard from Middlesex (Submitted: 22/09/2015)

''Many thanks for your usual diligence concerning our letting of The Lost Castle villa in Cyprus. We had a very positive experience in the delightful villa and very secluded and scenic location. The villa is well equipped and the layout and stonework of the building is one of the best we have seen. Many spacious areas to sit or lie and and much thought has been given to the design for a truly relaxing break. The hammocks are a very nice addition and should be tried by everyone. The expansive views are very much a recommended part of this villa. The relative solitude that the location provides was perfect for us and only a 10 minute or so drive to the town of Polis which is very manageable even on the hilly and winding road.

The owners Debbie and Adam were very helpful and replied and attended straight away to any problem that arose . The directions to the villa are very good as, even though we are familiar with the area to a degree, it was obviously very dark on the journey but we found the villa exactly as directed.

We have been satisfied previously with LetsRentOnline as this is our third booking with you and have not been disappointed this year again. Debbie spoke very highly of you and the service you provide and I concurred from a letters viewpoint too.
Thank you on behalf of my wife and myself for your usual customer service and attention to detail. It is much appreciated and nice to have such a personal and relaxed feel to the process of booking which can be lost with some other companies. We would love to say we intend to book a villa at some point in the future with you ''.
Review submitted by David and Mandy from Brighton (Submitted: 21/05/2015)

''Yes we had a lovely time. We found the property as described, clean and very tidy all the equipment was of a high quality and all worked. The location was just what we had been looking for, very isolated and private, but not to far away from civilisation. Just walking outside the door, with so many lovely walks you do need to go far. I would recommend the Hotel in Lusos the food was lovely and good value . I would say let rent online is the best service we have ever had, we in the past have used many agency's and Lets Rent are by far the best. Very happy with the communication that we had with the owner. We will to return to Cyprus soon and will more then likely rebook with you for next year''.

Review submitted by Grant from Watford, Herts (Submitted: 20/04/2015)

''Magnificent villa, panoramic views are stunning and had all the mod cons you need. The fireplace was wonderful as well as the free logs. The location is peaceful and idyllic. I recommend Mikes coffee shop Lysos and Milos in Latchi, very friendly staff. Fabulous agent service, spot on! Very satisfied with owner locally also. Thanks and keep in touch''.
Review submitted by Sarah from East Sussex (Submitted: 16/11/2014)

''The villa was absolutely amazing, well laid out, clean and spacious. As described, the property was very private and secluded you really could hear a pin drop as described. The views were absolutely spectacular. We went to Moustakallis, Finikas both in Polis. Both were very nice and I would definitely recommend them. We also went to Fitos tavern in Lysos. This was recommended to us by Debbie and Adam. We had the traditional menu and it was lovely. Tombs of the Kings was interesting as was the shopping centre in Paphos. Baths of Aphrodite were worth a visit but perhaps we could have been prepared for the long walk to the top! Yes we were satisfied with the service we got from you. We couldn't have asked for better communications from the owners. Debbie and Adam came to see us on our first day and recommended places to go and see. Debbie left us her mobile number and most days we communicated in this way. Adam checked the pool every day and we saw him in the tavern on the Thursday. Adam also picked and left us a huge box of fruit which was a lovely touch. I wish Debbie and Adam all the best in their new venture. They were amazingly helpful to us''.
Review submitted by Bernard from Oxford (Submitted: 07/11/2014)

''Much of what 'The Lost Castle' was about was the views. It is situated just a ten minute drive from Polis near the top of one side of a valley which runs down to the coast. Therefore, you have wonderful views across and up and down the valley all the way to the sea. The only other habitation you can see at the moment are whole villages sprinkled on the hills several miles away. It is possible to take in the views from just about every room in the house but also from the extensive lawned and paved area around the pool or the enormous 1st floor terrace that wraps itself round two sides of the house and is completed with an external staircase. If the weather does take an unlikely dodgy turn there is a thoughtfully provided large covered patio area with a ping pong table. And just to leave you in no doubt that this is a house built for family entertaining - we are provided with 3 outside barbecues.
The interior is extremely roomy - huge living room, fine family kitchen/diner with oak tables and chairs - 3 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, one containing that all important bath.

It would be possible to spend a week driving around the immediate area. There is a lovely little Byzantine church on your drive up from Polis to the property, well worth a tiny diversion. The next village, Peristerona, contains a beautiful little icon museum while Steni with its war memorial and Lysos are worth dropping in on. The views of the Evretou dam on the the way up to Fyti are spectacular. In Fyti itself you will find a very charming square with a great Taverna, a lovely church and a weaving shop/museum where you will be charming collared into buying some of work created there.
Polis itself is small and laidback with a great choice of eateries in the Old Town. Our favourite was 'The Art Cafe', a short walk from the main square towards the lovely park. A further 5-10 minute drive takes you to Latchi harbour where you can saunter along the cafe-filled promenade listening to the singing of the wind through the boats' rigging. Yet another short and very nice drive, this time along the coast takes you to the baths of Aphrodite. Further afield, the mosaics at Kato Paphos and the Tombs of the Kings, both consisting of extensive ruins between town and sea, are an absolute must, a couple of the most spectacular ancient sites sites we've ever visited.

Agents were great. They answered any query promptly. Everything was clear. The owner, Debbie, made a point of dropping in on us the night after we arrived. We never needed to contact her again, but we had her no. and would have been confident doing so. We might well visit Cyprus again soon - it seems a perfect place for a mid-October holiday. We have been lucky enough to have managed to afford a week's villa holiday in a Mediterranean country every year for the last 20 years''.
Review submitted by Gareth from Warwickshire (Submitted: 02/10/2014)

''The property was exactly as we had hoped for as a described.2. What about the location? The property was easy to find from the excellent directions provided but its remoteness was what attracted us to it and therefore not an issue. The views were spectacular and whilst located next to a road, such little traffic used this road that you did not notice it as an issue. The villa was so nice that we only left the villa to get provisions for our stay! We did however visit the coast for one day and would recommend the beach at Latchi. All communications and correspondence was excellent and in a timely manner. The owner Debbie, visited us personally on the first day and both my wife and I felt this was a very nice personal touch''.

Review submitted by Shaun from Abu-Dhabi (Submitted: 30/08/2014)

''We had a great time in Cyprus and the Lost Castle was outstanding. We spent a total of three weeks in Cyprus; a week in Kyrenia, 5 days in the Troodos and then 9 days in Polis. So we got to see a lot of the island and we all agreed that we would only return to Polis and the Lost Castle in particular. It really was perfect for us. Great location, wonderful villa, just the right size - everything we could want. I'd be more than happy to write a review on TripAdvisor if the villa is listed. Thank you also for your help in securing the extra few days. We would definately consider returning in the next couple of years''.


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Notes to Rental Rates

Air-Conditioning to bedrooms Included in the rental price (lounge unit can be paid for locally if required at 10 euros per day)
Weekly Clean and Linen Change for stays of 14 nights or more
Welcome Pack on arrival
Wi-Fi Included
The Private Pool can be heated for 50 euros per night stayed. No charge to bring to temperature. Minimum 7 nights order and 72 hours notice required. (Paid Locally)
The Sauna is available to be used free of charge for 2 hours each day. 15 euros per hour thereafter. (paid locally)

Deposit Information

A refundable security deposit of £200 is required to cover any damage or breakages to the property.

30% deposit required, with the balance paid 56 days prior to arrival.

Changeover Day

Access to the property is anytime from 3pm on day of arrival. Guests must vacate villa by 11am on day of departure.

Discounts and Offers

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 28 days of travelling discounted by 10%
1-2 guests: 10%, 3 guests: 5%
Only one discount can apply

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