Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Diana has an ideal location set in the exclusive Blue Water Bay Village development which lies between Blue Water Bay Beach and Fireman's beach on one side, and the centre of Kapparis village on the other. It offers a haven of tranquillity and privacy, while being just a short walk from safe sandy beaches, tavernas, restaurants, bars, shops and all amenities. Hence it is not essential to hire a car as everything is close at hand.
Ideal for honeymooners, couples wanting privacy, or for families. It offers a safe environment for children, being at the end of a private cul-de-sac with no through traffic, with high fences and lockable gates and a toddler proof fence to the pool area. The villa is a fully air-conditioned 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom property with its own pool, garden and patios. Equipped to the high standard expected of a modern villa.
If you are traveling with small children it has all the kit you need including a playhouse, travelcots, highchair, changing mats , potties, childrens chairs and crockery, toys,stair gates at both the top and bottom af thestairs and childrens window safety ocks on all upstairs windows and patio doors. These locks allow you to lock the window or door in the open position 3 inches wide for ventilation purposes without the toddler getting through and falling.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Blue Water Bay Beach ( Malama Bay ). 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Larnaca 65 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||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), 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|
|Further details indoors||
Villa Diana is furnished to a high, modern standard throughout. The kitchen is fitted with all the modern appliances you would expect in a luxury villa including gas hob, oven, dishwasher, large fitted fridge/ freezer, microwave oven, kettle, toaster and a large range of kitchen utensils.The villa is also provided with a washing machine situated in a separate convenient utility cupboard with an iron and ironing board.
The large circular inside dining table has six chairs but can seat eight if you use two of the outside chairs. The spacious open plan living area (click on "photo gallery") has two large sofas, coffee tables, satellite TV, terrestrial TV and DVD player. The digital satellite system for the TV broadcasts a large variety of programmes in many different languages.
There is a Wii fit with Balance Board and Golf attachment !
The light and sunny living and dining areas have patio doors opening up onto the large veranda which overlooks the large swimming pool and well stocked garden. The pool side of the house, including balconies, faces in the direction of the ocean.
Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with a balcony and a large en suite bathroom (click on "photo gallery") with a bath with shower, basin/mirror/dresser and large storage cupboards. There are two further bathrooms (with shower cubicles, wc, washbasins, mirrors), one upstairs and one downstairs (this one being handy for the swimming pool and patio). Bedroom three also has a balcony overlooking the pool and sea views (click on "photo gallery") All three bedrooms have fully fitted built in wardrobes, dressing tables, mirrors and their own air conditioning units.
Villa Diana has two large solar panels on the roof which due to the amount of sun in Cyprus boosts the 200 litre hot water supply very effectively so there is always a plentiful supply of piping hot water to supply the three bath and shower rooms, kitchen, washing machine, and dishwasher etc. If lots of people are showering in succession there is an electric immersion heater to boost the tank but this is hardly ever needed even in winter.
|Further details outdoors||
Leading from the living room is a spacious veranda complete with a large outdoor table and six chairs for al fresco dining, as well as four sun loungers to help you unwind and relax. These within a private garden to ensure you go home with the all important tan. However in the heat of the day there is plenty of space to sit or lie in the shade of the veranda. The outstanding feature of the garden is the large beautiful swimming pool which is very inviting during the hot summer months.
Villa Diana also has a fantastic sunny back patio which is surrounded by scented flowering shrubs and is ideal for eating outside as it is right outside the kitchen windows and door making it easy for serving food. It is great for sunny breakfasts , afternoon teas or dining on those hot summer nights, as it has outside lighting in the surrounding vegetation ( click on "photo gallery").
The location of this villa at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac ensures the garden and pool offer an excellent level of privacy for you to enjoy the ample outdoor space. There is also an Australian Outback charcoal barbecue.
Please note: As the pool is private to the villa there is no lifeguard so children should never be left playing in the pool unsupervised.
There is ample parking to the front of the villa in the road.
Also new in 2011, a playhouse!
Please be aware that smoking is not permitted anywhere inside Villa Diana.
Also, sorry but no pets are allowed.
Linen and towels are provided, please bring your own beach towels.
NB: Please remember that you are responsible for organising your own travel insurance.
The Famagusta region
Villa Diana in Kaparris makes an ideal base from which to explore the Famagusta District including the neighbouring towns of Protaras, Paralimni, and Ayia Napa. The stunning Cape Greco National Park is a fifteen minute drive away. Within this area there is more than enough to see and do to keep even the most active holiday makers happy for their whole time in this beautiful island.
In addition to relaxing by the large private pool or on the beach you can enjoy a whole range of activities including the exhilarating slides at the famous water park in Ayia Napa, catamaran cruises around the coast, scuba diving (including try-dives for beginners), snorkelling and walking or cycling along the beautiful coastal footpath.
If you want to hire a car to explore further afield, the long white sandy beaches around the familiy resort of Protaras, including the famous Fig Tree Bay and the lovely Connos Bay at Cape Greco, are just a short 10 to 15 minute drive away whilst Ayia Napa with it's famous Nisi Beach is only 15 minutes drive away.
Villa Diana really is in an ideal location for your holiday - a beautiful, private, well-appointed villa with facilities and beaches right on your door step and also within easy reach of the neighbouring towns of Paralimni, Protaras and Ayia Napa offering you a wide range of sports and activities, restaurants and bars, shopping and sightseeing options to enjoy throughout your holiday.
The long white sandy beaches at Protaras, including the famous Fig Tree Bay, are also just 10 minutes away by car from Villa Diana in Kapparis. In addition to wonderful beaches Protaras is a popular resort offering a wide choice of restaurants and bars, and family entertainment options including mini-golf, a sea aquarium and the evening entertainment at the popular Eden Square.
Ayia Napa is just 15 minutes drive along the coast from Villa Diana and offers a wide range of options on a larger and livelier scale, including the famous Nissi Beach and Waterworld, one of the largest water parks in Europe.
The town of Paralimni is just a few minutes drive inland from Villa Diana and offers a more traditional view of Cyprus with beautiful historic squares and churches, lovely bakeries, cafes and restaurants, and even a Marks and Spencer. The square is a hive of activity with both trendy cafe's and traditional Cypriot tavernas where the locals spend the warm afternoons socializing over Cypriot coffee. There are lots of shops if you prefer feeding your need for retail therapy or you can just relax in the square and take in the atmosphere. Remember that Wednesday is half day closing so don't arrive there on that day expecting anywhere to be open apart from the bars and cafes.
If you want lively nightlife, Protaras and Ayia Napa offer plenty of clubs, restaurants and bars.
If you want to try an alternative beach to the ones next to Villa Diana try the famous Nissi beach in Ayia Napa which some say is best out of season when you can grab a space on it !
However if you are looking for somewhere more tranquil, and with beautiful walks, be sure to visit the Cape Greco national park, an area of unspoilt natural beauty.
For the family locally there are water sports, a local aquarium, plenty of local boat trips and a small water park.
Following your stay in Villa Diana you might want to take a cruise from Limassol to the Greek Islands, Egypt, Israel or Lebanon. These cruises are normally take between two and five days for the return trip and run all year round.
Kapparis is a real little gem, a peaceful and picturesque small resort with easy access to the towns of Paralimni, Dherynia and the resorts of Protaras, Pernera and Ayia Napa.
Just two minutes walk from Villa Diana is the beautiful Malama beach with its crystal clear waters which are ideal for swimming as it's in a sheltered cove. You can relax on the terrace of the Malama Hotel whilst keeping an eye on your children swimming below: the Hotel facilities are open to the public including the watersports. If you walk from Villa Diana along the coastal footpath north you will after five minutes reach the lovely Firemans Beach. A further short walk along the coastal footpath in either direction from Villa Diana will reveal many other quiet and secluded bays all with crystal clear waters. The main street of Kapparis is situated just a couple of minutes walk from the villa and has a great selection of tavernas, restaurants, bars and shops which means that a hire car is not essential if you want to stay local. The local supermarkets can provide you with a great selection of both local and imported food and wine for Villa Diana's well equipped kitchen and the dishwasher means there's no washing up! Villa Diana has a choice of indoor and outdoor dining facilities and an Australian Outback barbecue.
Kapparis itself has grown into a lovely little resort over the past few years due to the ongoing development of the Island. The main thoroughfare in Kapparis is two minutes walk from Villa Diana and features several excellent traditional Cypriot restaurants as well as those offering Italian, British and Chinese fare. There are also Greek tavernas with live bouzouki music and Greek dancing and singing as well as some English bars. This road also has supermarkets within a five minute walk of Villa Diana for you food supplies. Also a bakery, hairdressers and cafe. So you can see that you have the option of not having to have a car as everything is on your doorstep. Kapparis is an all year resort and stays lively even in the winter months due to not just the Cypriots but also the increasing number of British people who live there whose numbers are swollen during the Christmas and New Year period. There are more shops and restaurants staying open right through the year in Kapparis than in all the other resorts put together, compared to for example Protaras which turns into a ghost town during the winter.
The main street through Kapparis was once the main coastal road into Famagusta. Famagusta is now a "ghost town" which lies in crumbling dereliction just across the border in the Turkish occupied North. Until the the Invasion in 1976 the town was the principle port and possibly the most prestigious holiday resort in the Mediterranean. With its eight kilometers of white sand and safe beaches Famagusta was the jewel in the crown of Cyprus.
Kapparis with it's great selection of tavernas, bars, restaurants and shops is ideally located just off the beach.
The nearest beach to Villa Diana is Malama Bay and is just a four minute stroll from your front door. It has a white sandy beach and facilities for all the different watersports. If you continue to follow the coastal path you'll discover a host of secluded bays and coves all with crystal clear water which are great for snorkeling. If you walk north up the coastal footpath you will after five minutes reach the more well known beach in the area, Firemans Bay. If you continue along the coastal path you will reach the border with the Turkish sector with a viewpoint and telescopes to observe the ghost town of Famagusta. Here there is also a museum and a small wildlife park with a large collection of birds including all the regional birds of prey and ostriches. Kapparis is a quiet resort, yet has a great choice of restaurants and bars for those nights that you want to stay close to the villa.
Villa Diana is ideally located for those who want to escape and relax yet it is close enough to larger resorts to benefit from all that they have to offer should you want something more lively. For example the buzzing nightlife of Ayia Napa is just a fifteen minute taxi ride away.