Ayia Thekla Village no.5
About the home
This 4 bedroomed villa can privide accommodation for 12. With 3 bedrooms upstairs, one with a kingsize bed and the other 2 with twin beds. There is a large downstairs bedroom with a double bed, and the lounge has 2 pull-out sofa beds so providing enough space for a large family or even 2 families.
The villa sits on a plot of over 500m squared, giving that extra space outside to sunbathe and relax, and with a larger swimming pool of 5m x10m it is quite easy to while away the day lazing round the pool.
The sandy beach at Ayia Thekla is however only a short walk away with it many rock pools and an island close enough to wade out to, there is planty to keep the kids occupied for hours.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Ayia Thekla, 300m|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The villa has a large open plan downstairs, incorporating kitchen, dining and lounge area. There is a large downstairs bedroom with a double bed, with large patio doors opening out onto both the front and the back. There is also a downstairs toilet.
Upstairs the master bedroom has a kingsize bed and large balcony overlooking the pool. There are 2 twin bedrooms with one having a balcony overlooking the front of the villa. There is a large family bathroom with a shower over a full size bath.
Further details outdoors:
The villa is located in a quiet cul-de-sac making it secluded and safe for families. There is plenty of off road parking and a large outside area with bar-b-que making it ideal for outside entertaining. The larger than average pool of 5m x 10m, outside shower and large patio area makes it easy to spend the day around the pool.
The Famagusta region
The Famagusta area has many places of interest to visit, from the water park outside Ayia Napa just a 15 minute walk from the villa, to the historic churches of Ayia Thekla. There is the monastery and harbour at Ayia Napa, and moving round the coast there is Cape Greko, which has many nature walks and a Chapel located on the edge of a small cliff, where many an adventurous tourist have lept off into the deep blue water.
You can visit the look out post at Derynia, which can provide an insight to invasion of 1974 and the troubles that have followed. From there you can see the Ghost town of Famagusta, which has stood empty since that time, with the use of the binoculars from the look out tower. Now the green line has been relaxed it is very easy to nip across the boarder through the army base located at Voroulyses, and visit the Turkish side.
The Ayia Napa / Ayia Thekla area
Ayia Thekla is a mainly residential area, with a sandy beach and lots of rock pools and a small island just off shore but within easy wading distance. There is a Small Church close to the beach which is worth a visit and a large water park that is about a 15 minute walk away. There is a cycling lane that runs from Ayia Thekla all the way to Ayia Napa Harbour. So with bike hire readily available in Ayia Napa for around 10CYP per week this can provide a cheap and safe means of transport , and plenty of scope to visit many of other sandy beaches that lie between Ayia Thekla and Ayia Napa. In the other direction is the picturesque fishing village of Potamus, with a couple of fish restaurants that are well worth a visit.
How to get there
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Air travel is readily available
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Car Hire is available from Larnaca Airport : We recommend Petsas car hire which we can provide a brochure for but it is always good to shop around for prices.
Activities near Ayia Napa
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
11 Sep 2012
We had a horrible experience at this villa which almost ruined our holiday. The villa looks fine as you arrive -- large and in a quiet road -- but once inside you can see it is very poorly maintained. The furniture is old, with lumpy mattresses, stained and ripped curtains, ripped cushion covers, towels so worn they would better serve as floor cloths, flaking paint on the ceiling, a rotten shower seal, a dirty and bumpy liner in the pool, sun-scorched patio furniture, a sad looking poolside shower… The air conditioning didn't work downstairs at all and only weakly upstairs. The floors, tables and kitchen work tops were only very superficially clean. But the worst thing about this villa is its owner.
We had booked the villa just days before departure, as we wanted to wait for my mother to get the five-year all-clear for cancer to be able to book a celebratory holiday for her. We had already found a villa for the second week of our holiday, but struggled to find one free for the first week. This property was one of just a couple we could find that was still free. It had received one review only, but we decided to take a chance and hoped it would be ok. At first, the owner said she was waiting for payment from someone else. Then, a couple of days later she contacted me to say that that person had let her down and asked us if we had found something. We hadn't, so we booked her villa.
My husband, three-year-old son and I arrived late at night on 17 August and we wanted to go straight to bed. We switched on the air conditioning but it didn't come on downstairs and upstairs it hardly made any difference to the room temperature. My husband and son decided to have a quick dip in the pool, but my husband said the bottom of the pool felt bumpy and slimy. There were also bubbles in the pool, which is an indication it wasn't clean, and/or that there was a leak in its filter.
We checked out the bedrooms. The mattresses were all lumpy and uncomfortable. We found that the least uncomfortable bed was the double bed downstairs, so I slept there with our son. My husband slept in the double bed upstairs. My son and I were bathed in sweat all night and could not get comfortable on the mattress. I didn't open the windows in the bedroom because it was downstairs and I didn't know if it would be safe to. My husband's room upstairs was so hot he had to open the windows all night. When we got up the next day, at the crack of dawn, we saw everything else that was wrong with the property. We knew staying there would ruin our holiday, and we didn't want my parents to have to stay there when they arrived later that week, so we rang round hotels desperately trying to find a room for the first week. The fourth hotel we tried did have a room and we had a fantastic time there. We also had a wonderful time at the villa we had booked for the second week. More about that later…
Before leaving the first villa, we took photos of some of the hostel-like conditions the owner thinks is good enough for someone's holiday. We also tried to call her but the number she provided on the paper giving directions to the villa -- 0044 7717 375744 -- did not work. It must be an old number. When we got to the hotel, we emailed her to tell her we had moved out. She replied later that she would get back in touch. She did, by phone, on the fifth day of our holiday and proceeded to have an argument with me, during which she made the ludicrous accusation that prior to our holiday we must have booked two villas for the first week and then, once in Cyprus, decided which one we preferred and chosen to cancel our booking at hers. I offered to send her a letter from the hotel reservations department, confirming that we had booked the room the morning after seeing her villa, but she wasn't interested. I got this letter in any case and sent it to her. I told the owner that the villa was sub-standard and that we expected a refund. She refused to return a single penny, saying she had only ever had excellent feedback from her guests. We do believe that she truly thinks her villa is of an acceptable standard and so we shudder to think what she and the guests she referred to think is 'bad' accommodation. I know Cyprus very well, having been born and raised there and visited many times. I had never seen bad accommodation in Cyprus until I saw this villa. We also found it totally unprofessional of the owner to use her cleaner as the local contact for guests! Finally, the owner also said she had let us have the villa because I had “sounded like a nice person”. Charming. If, like us, you work hard all year for a two-week break, don't waste your money on her 'villa'.
We have written this review and posted photos of this villa as a warning to anyone lured to this property by the owner's promise of 'value for money'. The second villa cost £160 per week more than this one, but it was immaculately clean, had high spec fittings and décor, excellent orthopaedic matresses, powerful and easy to use air conditioning units, and a fantastic pool and pool area. And the pool was cleaned twice a week; we know, we saw the guy cleaning it! It was also in beachside location and had a management company, whose agent was terrific. The owner was also professional and courteous and actually cared that we had a nice holiday.
22 Jul 2011
I dont usually write reviews, but this villa which we stayed in was fantastic.
So much space, clean and tidy, and an amazing pool area where you can spend the day doing nothing.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April||1 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|May||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|June||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 645||-||-||1 Week|
|July||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|August||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 770||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 645||-||-||1 Week|
|October||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|winter||1 Nov 13||1 Apr 14||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
I have tried to market the villa with a competitive tarif to try and encourage a base clientel that I am sure will love the area and want to return again and again. My prefered method of payment would be by cheque in sterling.Enquire now
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