Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This fantastic property is really spacious and airy with extremely high quality furnishings and decor throughout including blackout blinds and designer curtains in all rooms. Also has WiFi, cable TV, 42in LED TV and cinema system and ipod docking station.
All of the 3 large bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom, airconditioning and plenty of wardrobe space (with lots of high quality hangers for your clothes and space to hide your suitcases!!). The masterbedroom and second bedroom (both upstairs) have fantastic views of the sea, garden, pool and valley.
The pool is surrounded by wonderful tropical gardens with lots of colourful plants and palm trees.
There is a large gazebo for relaxing in the shade, to read a book or simply enjoy the views.
The alfresco dining area is a superb place to have breakfast or lunch, where you can sit under the large umbrella and enjoy the wonderful view of the sea while you eat.
There is plenty to do in the area. Cora Bay is a 3km drive with its bars, restaurants and beautiful beach. Horse riding, go-karting, crazy golf, water park are all nearby. A car is recommended to get around during the day and there are 3 taxi offices in Coral Bay with good rates if you fancy a drink in the evenings leaving the driving to someone else.
This villa suits families, couples and groups of couples.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos 25 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
This lovely property is very spacious and airy with high quality furnishings and decor throughout.
Each bedroom comes with its own en-suite, comes with airconditioning and has plenty of wardrobe space (and lots of high quality hangers and space to hide your suitcases!!).
The masterbedroom with its SUPERKING size bed is upstairs and has an en suite with large corner bath and a HUGE veranda which overlooks the beautiful gardens, pool, valley and sea. The masterbedroom also has a dressing table with spotlights over.
The second bedroom is also upstairs and has an en suite with shower, plenty of wardrobe space and a veranda with views in the valley.
The third bedroom is downstairs and has an en suite with shower and plenty of wardrobe space.
Downstairs is a lovely LARGE open plan kitchen equipped with American style fridge freezer, microwave, oven, cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, double sink and hifi system. The kitchen has all the cutlery, crockery, glasses and utensiles that you could possibly need.
The dining area seats 8 and has a lovely square marble and glass table with black leather chairs. It also has patio doors leading out to the garden/pool area.
The lounge has two lovely black leather sofas, open log fire and flat screen TV with English channels. Also with patio doors leading out to the garden/pool area.
Downstairs you will also find a cloakroom.
All rooms are decorated nicely with pictures and designer curtains.
All main rooms come with blackout blinds to help you with a lay-in should you want one!
|Further details outdoors|
The BEAUTIFUL gardens are about 650sqm and have been wonderfully landscaped with colourful tropical plants and 6 types of palm tree.
The garden is maintained on a weekly basis to keep it in pristine condition.
At the bottom of the garden you will find a small shed and a beautiful gazebo where you can read a book in the shade or drink some cocktails as the sun goes down.
At the centre of the garden is the HUGE 10x5 meter pool with Roman stairs at the shallow end and ladder at the deep end. The pool is surrounded by a VERY LARGE tiled bathing area (you could easily fit 20+ sun loungers on there!) with sun lounger (1 per guest) side tables and umbrellas.
There is also an alfresco dining area with seating for 6 at a large sqaure table under a large umbrella. Here you can enjoy breakfast or lunch while overlooking the grounds and breathetaking views of the sea. To help you with your alfresco dining there is an outside kitchen area with work surfaces, sink and greek style bbq.
The front gardens are also landscaped beautifully and has parking for two cars on the drive and several cars on the road in front of the property.
Both upstairs verandas have lovely views and have a table and chairs where you can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee in the morning and a nice cold drink in the evening.
Property is available from 3.00pm on day of arrival and must be vacated by 10.00am on day of departure.
No smoking inside the property. No pets allowed.
A fully refundable security deposit of £200 is required in full prior to departure. This is returned in full within 2 weeks of your departure once our agent has checked the property. The guest is liable for all international payment charges (fee % for paypal & approximately £25 for international payments)
The Paphos region
Paphos and Cyprus
Cyprus has more to offer the visitor than any other Mediterranean island, a fascinating blend of landscape, climate, history and culture. There is a seemingly endless coastline of sandy coves and beaches washed gently by crystal clear blue waters.
Travel a little way from the coast into the pine forests , an hours drive in the Winter for skiing in the Troodos Mountains; experience a kaleidoscope of colours in the Spring time; meet the local people whose reputation for good food and hospitality is world-wide and you will discover for yourself why this magical island has been attracting people for over 9,000 years.
Birthplace of Aphrodite and in Roman times the capital of Cyprus, Paphos is one of the most beautiful and ancient towns of Cyprus and is situated on the southwest coast. Sheltered from the north by the Troodos Mountains, it has the healthiest climate in the Mediterranean. Paphos Harbour with it's ancient castle, marine and water sports centres, is lined with colourful restaurants serving fresh fish and marine delicacies. Nearby are archaeological sites, rich with antiquities, providing an interest away from the usual - in fact UNESCO has included Paphos on it's World Cultural Heritage List.
There are no private beaches on the island and Cyprus boasts dozens of European Blue Flag awards. The secluded sandy beaches are perfect for snorkelling and every watersport you can imagine.
If you want excitement then you may want to visit one of three world class water parks within easy reach that rival any in the world.
Or, if you want something more relaxing there are three top class golf courses (par 71/72) within 20 minutes drive.
Eating out in Cyprus is not only extremely cheap but also it's virtually impossible to eat badly. A lot of the locals and tourists too, don't bother cooking at home they just eat out. You can get full English breakfasts for around €4 and even have a 20 to 30 course meal, the famous 'Cyprus Meze', for around €12. Cuisine from all over the world is on offer for the more discerning diner, and a choice of upmarket, basic and in between dining experiences can easily be had without travelling too far at all.
Actually, you can have a different Cypriot meal every night for two weeks and never eat the same thing twice, or if you miss 'Dear Old Blighty' , there are Fish & Chips shops par excellence and even a Nippy's Tea Shop to be found.
There truly is just too much of Cyprus to write about here. The best thing is to just make the effort to visit and we guarantee you will have the holiday of a lifetime.
The blue flag beaches of Coral Bay and the main strip of shops and restaurants are a short drive away (3kms). Car hire is recommended for getting around during the day and there are 3 taxi firms in Coray Bay if you would rather leave the driving to someone else .
You can drive or take a bus into the town of Paphos with its historical harbour, gift shops and restaurants. Also the ‘Old Town’ of Paphos with its blend of high quality shops and traditional markets.
Things to do in the area include Paphos Bird Park, reptile park, horse riding, Akamas Peninsular & Lara Beach Nature Reserve (famous for turtles), hiking/walking, buggy safaris, 4 x 4 safaris, sea caves area, sailing and many more. Amusement and water parks in Paphos are also easily accessible from Coral Bay as are numerous archaeological ruins such as the Tombs of the Kings.
If you want to get out and explore some fantastic scenery, take a trip to the Akamas Peninsula, Polis, Latchi or even Troodos mountains. The Akamas is an untouched part of Cyprus with unspoilt coastline and traditional fish taverns in stunning seaside locations. Troodos is of course the main mountain range in Cyprus, not many people know that in the winter....you can ski!
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17 Aug 2014
"Consistently Excellent - Fantastic Villa, Wonderful Holiday!"
After staying at Villa Rioca last year we booked immediately for a two week stay this year - again I cannot fault the Villa and it truly made for a wonderful holiday. The pool and gardens are absolute… More
17 May 2014
Absolutely beautiful villa, couldn't fault it! It's in a lovely position in the hills and you do need a car, there really isn't anything shop wise that I think you could walk to, but th… More
21 Oct 2013
"Beautiful villa for a magical holiday"
My (now) husband and I arrived late at night and from the moment we stepped into Villa Rioca, we loved it. Everywhere was immaculate and spacious. The garden and pool area were stunning. We were in Cy… More
14 Sep 2013
I've just returned from Cyprus after my 4th visit to Villa Rioca. I can't emphasize enough how much my family enjoy staying here and so I'm reviewing it again to help readers decide if … More
29 Aug 2013
"Fantastic Villa, stunning views, great holiday"
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa Rioca and can honestly say that it lives up to all the previous reviews. The Villa is spacious, immaculate, modern with everything you would possibly … More
21 Aug 2013
"Amazing place, great location, wow!"
What a stunning villa, clean, great views and a fantastic pool. The villa comes equipped with all that you will ever need, including the much needed wifi for the teenagers!! The owners were very easy … More
6 Aug 2013
"The Ultimate Relaxing Holiday - A Real Gem!"
Stayed with partner and little one for a week in this most lovely villa based just up the hill from Coral Bay near Peyia. First impressions are very important on holiday and the villa really does have… More
1 Aug 2013
"A fantastic villa and wonderful overall holiday experience"
We had a great experience from start to finish which was a welcome relief as we'd had some shockers elsewhere in the past! You can see from the photos that the views are stunning and they didn't do it justice, such a great vista to wake up to every day to the sea across the valley, you feel instantly relaxed. The villa, gardens and pool were beautiful, immaculate, well equipped, stylish, spacious and comfortable. We had eveything we needed and space to spread ourselves out when in need of a bit of peace or siesta! The team looking after the property were great and obviously take pride in maintaining everything to a high standard.
We also had a really friendly and efficient service from the owners who were happy to offer general guidance for our holiday and recommend restaurants (Peyia tavern and Yannis were favorites). We had swift return of the deposit after our stay which again enhanced the whole experience.
7 Jul 2013
"Great Villa, Stunning Views"
Great villa and stunning views, loved every minute of our stay there and here is why.The views to the back of the villa are sensational, my wife preferred the mountain view and I preferred the sea vie… More
23 May 2013
"Beautiful immaculate villa lovely gardens & great pool with stunning views"
The villa is really clean and very nicely furnished. The garden is very attractive and the pool really inviting. The views from the villa and the pool are stunning in the daytime seeing the surrounding valley and fields and trees and it was lovely to see the lights of Peyia during the dark. Unfortunately we had cool weather for a few days and this meant the pool was a bit chilly to use but as the weather warmed up it soon became a lovely pool to swim in.
A car is really advisable but we didnt want to drive on this visit to cyprus so we used the recommended taxi firm and they were great. We had to call the maintenance company a couple of times and they were very pleasant and attentive to our queries.
There are some good supermarkets and bakeries within about 10 mins drive but nothing in walking distance.
Coral bay has had some improvements made and was much more pleasant than last year.
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