The villa is designed specifically with families in mind. Which means it meets yours desires for a holiday somewhere beautiful and the needs of your children. We have tried to think of everything; we check the details every holiday by staying there.
For your children there's the fenced play area away from the pool with toys and a playhouse. Of course they will love the Wii and the Android box and make the most of the free WiFi if they are a bit older. There's a fantastic collection of toys which are hand picked from our toy store room for your children - just let us know what they like playing with. They'll also love playing with toys that are different to the ones they have at home. There is a nearby sandy beach with rock pools to one side and a cove of caves waiting to be explored. They can learn to snorkel in the Med and be sure to see fish. Failing that, there is an aquarium with crocodiles and sharks or an evening show of fireworks and music just down the road. There are two seriously brilliant water parks. Some cracking Roman ruins for re-enacting scenes from Gladiator. And, for aspiring Captain Jack Sparrows, there is a full-size pirate ship that sails around the edge of the island stopping for swimming and high jinks.
For the parents there is a beautiful villa with a private pool in a flourishing garden, an outdoor dining area, a BBQ, a Wii, a DVD and book collection, iPod speakers, sharp kitchen knives and Dove crème wash in every bathroom. There is our searingly honest insider guide to the very best places to explore, to eat and to drink, especially those you won't find in the guidebooks. Like our favourite restaurant, known locally as The Chicken Shack, which serves the best (and best value) food on the island in a gravel-floored outhouse where you write your own orders and help yourself to drinks from a giant fridge. There's a lady on standby to come and give you a manicure or pedicure by the pool.
Meanwhile we have babysitters on hand for those evenings when you need grown up time in the shape of a cocktail on the beach. Plus we can provide pick ups and drop offs as needed.
On the practical side we have saved you the cost of an extra bag: we provide cots, high chairs and a big, plug in steriliser. There are toys and the other things you might need. Like one of those plastic steps to help little ones reach the sink and the loo. There are optional stair gates. Blackout blinds in every bedroom; no one wants to be up at dawn. As well as the little things: plastic cutlery and plates, a changing mat and books and DVDs for kids. This is all included in the price.
Our villas are managed by wonderful Rosie who used to be a London nanny. She'll welcome you and ensure you have all you need and is on hand through your holiday to answer any questions you have. She's also there to solve problems. Not that we think you'll have many!
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Malma bay 200 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Larnaca 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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|
|Furniture||Single Beds (5), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The Villa has an open-plan ground floor with large modern kitchen, lounge, dining room and patio doors leading to the pool and garden. Upstairs the master bedroom has a spacious en suite and there are two twin rooms, two more bathrooms and a balcony.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside, the villa has a large gated pool area and pool-side terrace for sunbathing, an outdoor kitchen with stone built BBQ, electricity and hot and cold running water. Purple bougainvillea, scented lemon trees and local flowers flourish in the large garden area. Around the pool is a large area for sunbathing and several areas where you can eat out depending on where the sun or shade is. There is a large sun umbrella over the outside table and a playhouse in an area of shade.
The villa is set back a couple of minutes walk from the sea in the small, south Cyprus village of Kapparis, a very easy 40 minute drive from the airport at Larnaca (on the left hand side of the road). It is right on the coast, well away from the hard partying crowd, and close to lovely, family restaurants, good supermakets and three very good (and safe) beaches. Withing easy walking distance is a cracking Greek place, with dancing on a Thursday night, an astonishing line in crepes (strange but brilliant) and the best local food. We cannot however vouch for the bracing after dinner drinks that appear with the bill.
We chose the villa because the areas has everything within walking distance: beaches, shops and good restaurants. We provide a completely comprehensive guidebook when you arrive with details of everywhere you may want to go and how to get there. It is informed by our own experiences and the reviews of other guests.
The season runs from Easter to Christmas - and then walkers love to come in February to see the flowers bloom across the island. We recommend that those will really little babies come April/may/June or from September on.