Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Villa Helena has an ideal location set in the exclusive new Mimosa Villas development which lies between 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 white sandy beaches, tavernas, restaurants, bars, shops and all amenities. Hence it is not essential to hire a car as everything is close at hand.
Villa Helena has a beautiful private pool and patio area. It is a fully air-conditioned 2 bedroom with 2 en-suite bathrooms, (3wc) villa. Equipped to the high standard expected of a modern luxury villa. It has two large double bedrooms although it can sleep 6 as it has a sprung double sofa bed downstairs. It has an additional downstairs wc /cloakroom.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Firemans Beach 300 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|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Helena's furnishings are not typical of a rental property as we have equipped it to a very high standard (thus the beds and sofas are nice and comfy ! ), because it is our intention (at some point), to make it our permanent home.
If you're traveling with a baby or toddler we include all the equipment including a high chair, cot, changing mat, low stool & chair, potty & adaptive toilet seat, and a selection of toys, plastic plates, beakers, cutlery. Also foam finger guards for the doors. To stop children running into patio doors, they all have butterfly shaped child height window transfers (and also at adult height !)
Downstairs there is a large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area:
The spacious lounge area has large triple patio doors opening onto the sunny, porched front patio. It has two comfortable leather sofas, coffee tables, reading lamps and a new Philips digital flatscreen 1080p HD-TV with 1080p HD-DVD player. The satellite system has a large number of channels including English speaking news, sports and films. One of the sofas converts into a sprung double sofabed.
The dining area has double patio doors opening onto the swimming pool area. The large dining table seats six comfortably ( plus the high chair if needed ! )
The kitchen area has all new appliances including a fitted hob, electric fan oven, a large fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster, kettle and a large selection of pots & pans, utensils, crockery & cutlery (including for toddlers!).
There is an understairs cupboard containing the washing machine ( the ironing board and steam iron are stored in the downstairs cloakroom & kitchen cupboard respectively).
There is a downstairs cloakroom off the hallway containing a wc & basin.
There are two aircon units downstairs which can also be used to boost the heating in winter. There is also a fitted electric radiator / convector heating unit downstairs (heating is only normaly needed in Jan/Feb)
Upstairs are two spacious double bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathroom. This can make it ideal for two couples especialy as the two single beds in the second bedroom can be properly linked together to make a superking (6' wide), so no mattresses sliding apart ! Each have aircon units and blackout blinds.
The beautiful master bedroom has large triple patio doors opening onto a large balcony with seaviews down towards Firemans Beach. It has a kingsized bed with leather headboard and frame and a very comfortable mattress. There are two matching leather framed bedside tables with lamps & drawers, and a matching leather framed dressing table with drawers & mirror. The large ensuite bathroom has a bath with integral shower & curtain, wc and basin. To get to the ensuite bathroom you walk between two double floor-to-ceiling wardrobes, so there is plenty of storage space.
The second double bedroom has two 3 foot wide beds which can be linked properly at the bases to make a superking(6 foot wide) bed if required. This bedroom also has it's own en-suite bathroom consisting of a large walk-in power shower cubicle (which is the full width of the end of the bathroom), basin and wc. It has a triple floor-to-ceiling wardrobe, so again plenty of storage space. It has a dressing table & mirror with stool and bedside table with drawers & lamp.
Villa Helena has two large solar panels on the roof which due to the intensity of the sun in Cyprus heats the 200 litre hot water tank very effectively so there is always a plentiful supply of piping hot water! There is also an electric immersion heater to boost water temperature if necessary, but this is hardly ever needed even in the winter.
|Further details outdoors|
The double patio doors from the dining area open onto the beautiful sunny swimming pool area which has high wooden fencing and a high lockable gate for security and privacy. We have fitted a poolside security rail opposite these patio doors to stop children inadvertently running straight through into the pool.
Adjoining the pool is the sunny rear patio which is bordered by fencing and tropical shrubs. To the side are Cyprus trees and a lemon tree. The rear patio is completely fenced off from the front of the house for privacy and security. There are four comfortable sunbeds with two small folding side tables, a large rectangular table to seat the six comfortable chairs, and a Cypriot barbecue with all utensils. A Cypriot barbecue is a charcoal barbecue which can cook food slowly. Food tastes much nicer than that cooked on a gas barbecue ( ask any Cypriot !). There is an attachable electric motor which turns either three large or twelve small kebab skewers. You might have to get a new battery from the supermarket just near the development. There are all utensils for the barbecue including a fish holder and hand fan. Hopefully there will be lemons on the tree for your drinks and cooking although this is not guaranteed !
As the pool is private to the villa there is no lifeguard so children should never be left playing in the pool unsupervised.
The triple patio doors from the lounge area open onto the sunny porched front patio which continues to get sunlight through into the evenings even towards sunset, afterwhich it has lighting. The front patio has a low wall, some border shrubs and a single metal gate leading to the front door.
There are double metal gates to the drive which has ample parking for one car and a security light which comes on when you drive in at night.
Please be aware that smoking is not permitted anywhere inside Villa Helena.
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 Helena in Kaparris makes an ideal base from which to explore the Famagusta District including the neighboring 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 private pool or on the beach you can enjoy a whole range of activities including the exhilarating slides at the famous water park, catamaran cruises around the coast, scuba diving (including try-dives for beginners), snorkelling and walking or cycling along the beautiful coastal footpath which passes close to Villa Helena.
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 Helena 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 Helena 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 Helena and offers a wide range of options on a larger and more livlier 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 Helena 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 taverna's 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 Helena 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. Ayia Napa has an enormous water park, ideal for all the family, open daily from 10am during the summer.
Following your stay in Villa Helena 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 four minutes walk from Villa Helena is the beautiful Firemans Beach with its crystal clear waters which are ideal for swimming. If you walk from here along the coastal footpath south you will after five minutes reach the lovely Malama Bay Beach. 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 eight different water sports. You can drive to both beaches. A further short walk along the coastal footpath in either direction from Villa Helena 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 Helena's well equipped kitchen and the dishwasher means there's no washing up! Villa Helena 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 Helena 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 two minute walk of Villa Helena 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 not just to the Cypriots but also the increasing number of British people that 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 kilometres 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 Helena is Fireman's Beach and is just a four minute stroll from your front door. It has a white sandy beach. If you continue to follow the coastal path south you'll discover a host of secluded bays and coves all with crystal clear water which are great for snorkeling. If you walk along the coastal footpath south from Fireman's Beach you will after five minutes reach Malama Bay. If you go north 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 including 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 Helena is ideally located for those who want to escape and relax yet 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 ten minute taxi ride away.
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19 May 2013
"Very comfortable villa in excellent location"
Villa Helena could not be better situated being only 5 to 10 minutes walk from shops, supermarkets and restaurants. Also the Fireman's Beach, which is a sheltered and sandy beach, is only about a… More
14 Apr 2013
"Rest and Relaxation"
We stayed for three weeks at the Villa Helena in March, which is out of season so we knew the weather might be erratic. However, the weather was very kind to us and we woke up to sun most days when B… More
26 Oct 2012
"Enjoyable October Week"
We booked a week in the middle of October 2012 so that we could get away to recharge the batteries & also get ready for the long winter that we are used to in cold Scotland. However i can say that eve… More
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