Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
One of the best-located villas on the favoured edge of the St Christopher's Village Development.
"It looked even better than the photos and is one of the best resourced villas we have stayed in. It was spotlessly clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here." Simon & family, Aug 2013.
"Everything was BETTER than expected & that is not due to low expectations." The Westring family, Aug 2013.
Portokalia Villa is a superb holiday property in "prime position" on the sought after "edge" of the St Christopher's Village Development with wonderful views across to the hills, villages, orange and olive groves of this rural area. Sit on the balcony enjoying a glass of wine whilst watching the gorgeous sunsets over the mountains - often complimented by guests. The villa is only 400m-500m from the local supermarket, charming tavernas and bars in the village itself and a short drive to Mazotos or Anglisides where there is a wider selection of shops, supermarket, pharmacy, bars, restaurants and beaches.
Portokalia Villa is a modern 3-Bedroom property with chic interiors sleeping 6 in it's three en-suite bedrooms. We can, however, accommodate young babies in our cot-beds as we supply these free-of-charge to guests as well as high-chairs and stair gates if required. So if you had 6 adults and 2 babies in cot-beds, a total of 8 guests, this would be fine.
One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor (a double) which has an en-suite shower room and plenty of wardrobe space/storage and black-out curtains. Two further bedrooms are upstairs. The master bedroom has a double bed with en-suite bathroom and a large balcony that overlooks the garden and pool area and is a terrific place to relax watching the sun go down (or up!). The master bedroom has lots of storage space and wardrobes. The twin bedroom (also upstairs) faces the front of the property and has an en-suite shower room and again - plenty of wardrobe/storage space.
Downstairs is designed to maximise space and openess by incorporating a large, light and airy open-plan living area (lounge/diner) and a modern fully equipped kitchen. An added bonus is our Dishwasher!! There is also a handy additional downstairs cloakroom/WC. As mentioned previously - the 3rd double bedroom is downstairs with an en-suite shower room and the black-out curtains.
Patio doors lead you out of the open-plan lounge/dining area to the terrace and garden/pool area where you can jump in the pool and cool off from the heat of the Cyprus sun, or sit and relax reading a book on our sun loungers. We have a large table and chairs with a parasol for you to enjoy eating breakfast/lunch or dinner al-fresco! Or why not fire up the BBQ and enjoy an evening of burgers and beers!
Here at Portokalia Villa, you will experience the traditional Cyprus. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, olive groves, rolling hills, valleys and traditional Cypriot villages, away from the noisy, hustle and bustle of the busy tourist areas. Here you can truly relax, unwind and escape from the rat-race of every day life back home and enjoy quality time with your children, friends and family in a safe and welcoming environment.! Here you can experience the marvellous views, scenic drives, long walks, bike rides, jogging and the many archaeological sites that Cyprus' 10,000 year old history has to offer.
All our guests receive a complimentary copy of our unique 30-page Portokalia Villa Guest Information Pack crammed full of handy information about the villa (extra photos and room specific details), information about the area, things to do, beaches, entertainment, eating out, tourism, car hire companies, flight companies, sport and leisure and much more.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mazotos 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Larnaca 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors||
Relax and unwind in the enclosed and secluded private garden equipped with stylish garden furniture and a Gas BBQ. Deck chairs and a cool bag are provided for those days at the beach.
There is a selection of Buckets, Spades, Balls, Floats, Flippers, Waddles and other toys to use in the pool or at the beach.
"One of the best-located villas on the favoured edge of the St Christopher's Village Development". Sit and relax while you watch the sun setting behind the mountains every evening - a truly wonderful sight. You have no properties/buildings at the rear blocking your view here at Portokalia Villa so you can really enjoy the beautiful scenery.
The Larnaca region
Larnaca enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with abundant sunshine year round. Long dry summers and mild winters are separated by short autumn and spring seasons. Summer is a time of high temperatures with cloudless skies, but the sea breeze creates a pleasant atmosphere in the coastal areas. Winters are mild, with some rain and snow on Troodos Mountains where you can hire skis and go skiing (see below).
Nestled on the shores of Larnaca Bay, you will find Larnaca town. Once one of the Mediterranean's main trade centres, the city owed much of its wealth during ancient times to the extensive salt-lakes which can be found a couple of miles from the city centre. Today, Larnaca can count itself amongst the most popular destinations in Cyprus, a fact which is reflected by the current expansion of the town's international airport, the forthcoming construction of the new Larnaca Golf and Country Club and even plans for a new marina during the next few years.
On average Cyprus has 360 days of sunshine per year. The climate is perfect for all year round holidays whether you are looking for a summer holiday or winter sun. English is widely spoken making it easy to converse with the locals.
This villa really is a wonderful place to escape from the rat-race of everyday life back home. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, olive groves, rolling hills, valleys and traditional Cypriot villages, away from the noisy, hustle and bustle of the busy tourist areas. Here you can truly relax, unwind and enjoy the marvellous views, scenic drives, long walks, bike rides, jogging, sunbathing and skiing on Mount Olympus in the Troodos mountains and admire the many archaeological sites that Cyprus' 10,000 year old history has to offer.
ANAFOTIDA - the villa is only 200-300m from Anafotida, a traditional Cypriot village which is mainly agricultural, with tomatoes being a dominant crop. The village has seen a huge make-over of late with massive investment in its infrastructure. A charming new village square has been created with new lighting and pedestrianized areas with all the new paving extending outwards from the village centre. It is well worth a wander with a “refreshment” stop in one of the local bars or try a Meze in the popular Café Aman where Andreas and his wife will welcome you with open arms! There are 4 churches, 4 cafés (1 is a restaurant), a really good little village supermarket for all the essentials, a bank (no ATM though), a barber shop, a small hairdresser's and a garage.
ANGLISIDES - is about 3km from Anafotida and is slightly bigger with a number of cafés, 2 banks with ATMs, a lovely bakers and a great butchers shop opposite. There are 2 small garden centres and it also has 2 supermarkets with good supplies to save you going in to Larnaca.
MAZOTOS - located about twelve miles south-west of Larnaca town and 5-10 mins from the villa, is a traditional Cypriot village, again, primarily of agricultural nature with an abundance of Olive groves to be found in the surrounding area. Whist the village proper is somewhat set back from the coast, a few restaurants and even the Camel Park which is a very popular local tourist attraction (great for adults and kids alike), can be found closer to the seafront. The beach at Mazotos is only 10-15 minutes away where you'll see many people walking along the scenic walkway, fishing or sunbathing. The beach here at Mazotos now has a funky beach bar with sunbeds, tables, chairs etc. and a bit further along is the new Kite Surf school where some of our guests have had surfing lessons. There's also another little gem of a local beach that we've recently found; not far from the villa at “Secret Paradise of Alaminos”. It's well worth a visit and is very clean and tidy with good food and has been recommended by our guests.
If you're looking for something a little livelier than Anafotida, Anglisides and Mazotos, then LARNACA, with its vibrant nightlife, is only a 20-25 minute drive away. Alternatively, you could go in to LIMASSOL, which is slightly further along the coast in the opposite direction (approx 30 mins away). As with Larnaca, Limassol has a very varied and vibrant night-life being a popular tourist resort for many years and has a popular Water Park.
AGIA NAPA, PROTARAS and PERNERA are about a 45 minute drive along the A3 motorway from the villa. Here you'll find a multitude of attractions, beaches, bars, discos and restaurants. At Agia Napa you can also enjoy the fantastic Water Word Waterpark.
TROODOS MOUNTAINS - Located in the heart of Cyprus, the locals have christened the mountains a “Walker's Paradise” due to the vast array of fabulous trails. But there's no shortage of sporting activities for the energetic amongst you from skiing in the winter to paragliding, mountain bike riding, hiking, running and even rock climbing! There's also a multitude of sightseeing excursions in the Troodos Mountains. Take your pick from Byzantine Cypriot churches to the wine producing villages on the southern Troodos hills. Visit the Venetian Bridges near Tres Elias village or the village of Fini where you can buy some local handmade pottery. Or go and see the monks at the Kykkos Monastery. SKIING IN THE TROODOS MOUNTAINS - Skiing is usually available in the winter months from the beginning of January to the end of March. There are 5 slopes and 4 lifts (Hera, Aphrodite, Hermes and Zeus) and runs vary in ability for beginners through to advanced and they even offer routes for cross country skiers. You can hire equipment at the Cyprus Ski Club “ski shop”. Get there early though, as, on a busy weekend, the best equipment goes very fast!
All our guests receive a complimentary copy of our 30-page "Portokalia Villa" Guest Information Pack crammed full of information about the area and giving tips and ideas about things to do. We send you a cut down version of this as a PDF document attached to our response to your initial enquiry. It also gives you links to all the Flight Companies and tips about Car Hire and Taxis plus lots, lots more.