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Elaia beautiful character guest house near Nicosia – Home 169146 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Elaia beautiful character guest house near Nicosia – Home 169146

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 17 reviews

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House / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


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No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Thecla P.
Average reply time:
1 hour 46 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
25 Apr 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French

This House has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Jul 2011. Located in Nicosia District, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £395.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Apr 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 17 reviews Excellent
17 reviews

Very Good

“Best property in the country by far!”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2013

We have stayed in the property in the beautiful village of Lythrodontas for about 4 days. We were really astonished when we saw Elaia for the first time. The house is amazing, well preserved, very confortable, spacious and traditional. We have never seen anything like it, definitely coming back for at least a weekly stay. The village was very nice and the people there incedibly hospitable. Recommend it 100%.

“for those who want to enjoy life in a typical cypriot village, in a lovely villa”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2012

we recently spent 2 wonderful weeks at villa elaia. the villa is a restored family house, that has been modernised and includes every facility required for a comfortable stay. many of the owners family still live in the village, and were so welcoming and hospitable during our stay, and they were on hand should we have had any problems or questions related to the villa. we are two couples who have rented villas together for several years, and villa elaia is undoubtedly at the top of our list of rentals to date. the village is about 30km from beaches, but is in the heart of the troodos mountains, so if you want experience village life, and hiking in the hills, this is the place for you.

“Cyprus far from the tourists”

Reviewed 19 Jan 2012

For those who want the real thing, i.e. to be amongst the people of Cyprus and not the tourist masses along the coast, it is hard to find a better place than Thecla’s lovingly restored ancestral village house. We stayed here for a week in October. It is a beautiful season. Not too hot and still lots of sunshine. Everything breathes welcome, peace and quiet. The house is well equipped. The village square is where one meets for a coffee. A local restaurant serves local food and more (if you like). One can explore the nearby Toodros mountains with endless tracks and trails. But you do need a car. Rental cars are not expensive. Highly recommended. Adrian

“Excellent - Best value for money”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2012

I stayed at Elaia Lythrodontas for one week in October 2011 with a small group of geologists for a geological study of abandoned copper mines located close to the surrounding villages of Mathiatis and Sha. “Elaia” is located a hundred metres from the beautiful village square. The welcome and hospitality by local people is great. The village is clean and surrounded by olive groves. The house is a renovated village home, comfortable, equipped with all you might need. In the private courtyard you may relax while you feel the smell of jasmines and roses. We had our dinner under the stars, studied our geo-maps, read our papers and books and discussed various issues around the geological evolution of Cyprus and the contribution of copper mining to the economy of the country since ancient times. In the village square you may drink your coffee and try “Zivania”, the excellent Cypriot drink (raki). A restaurant with traditional Cypriot food is found close to Elaia. We enjoyed it very much. Overall, I would definitely come back with friends or geology students.


Reviewed 16 Dec 2011

Great experience - would do it again! This is a great location for exploring all of Cyprus plus there is a dedicated caretaker only a few steps away! Anybody who wants to visit Cyprus should consider this!

“Excellent holiday home”

Reviewed 6 Dec 2011

Excellent holiday home We stayed in Elaia with our little son in spring 2010 and enjoyed it very much. Charming house with an inner yard (which allows you to release the youngster to wonder around and explore) and nice living room and kitchen area. The rooms were very comfortable as well. The family of the owners is also amazing- VERY-VERY friendly, they tried to make our stay as comfortable as possible and also invited us to their family dinners at different occasions. Overall- we had a great experience and would definitely come back!

“A great place, quiet but within easy reach of major tourist attractions.”

Reviewed 20 Nov 2011

We have stayed in many holiday homes throughout the years, ranging from barely acceptable to excellent. Elaia certainly belongs into the latter category. The house is a beautifully modernized village home, comfortable, well furnished and equipped with all you might need. It is in walking distance to the village center, with shops and restaurants within easy reach. Situated about 1/2 between Nikosia and Larnaca, it is in an ideal position to explore the eastern part of Cyprus. In addition, the nearby mountains allow for some great walks within less then 10 mins of the house.

“Fantastic authentic property”

Reviewed 16 Nov 2011

We have stayed at Elai on a couple of occassions now. It is such a lovely authentic Cypriot property which has been very carefully and lovingly renovated. The property has so much character and is so spacious, ideal for a couple [ like ourselves] or for a family. It is also so well equipped with everything one would need for a comfortable, relaxing stay. Elia has a kitchen that has everything needed to self-cater or is within a short distance of a very good and friendly traverna - does a very good meze. Elai is situated very close to the centre of Lythrodontos which itself is a typical Cypriot village with real character. It has its own well equipped supermarket, butcher's shop hardware store, several tavernas [ including a take-away] and the most fantastic bakery on the edge of the village. It also has a couple of banks and other amenities. The centre of the village is dominated by several coffee shops and it was our delight each morning to sit in the square with a coffee or in the evenings with a beer, just watching the activity of the village. If you enjoy walking then we would thoroughly recommend this property. It is in an area of outstanding beauty and is ideal as a base to set out on some wonderful walks up into the hills or nearby forest area. It is also conveniently placed to visit Nicosia or to travel down to the coastal areas of Larnaca. We look forward to returning to Elai again in the near future, hopefully in the Spring when the flowers and fauna will be a real picture.

“Traditional Cypriot home perfect for a relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2011

Our son lives in Nicosia so Elaia was the perfect location for convenient access to visit him. Also we liked the village very much as it is very unspoilt with no tourists - a genuine flavour of old Cyprus. Thecla and Simon have provided everything for self-catering needs, the villa is extremely well equipped in every respect. The lovely courtyard garden is perfect for outside dining and just generally relaxing. For colder evenings the main lounge room isa spectacular living space. The photographs in the entry for Elaia truly represent the villa and have not been distorted in any way. We love it so much we are returning for Christmas.

“Beautiful fantastic right in the middle of Village life”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2011

My large family stayed here for a wedding we were attending. It was above and beyond what we expected. Fantastic location right in the center of village life (very traditional and laid back) but still very private. Thecla was so very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. A family memeber met us to hand over the key even though it was 10.30pm at night. I would stay again without a second thought.

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