“outstanding villa & grounds”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2011

This was really an outstanding villa with a good sized pool and plenty of space to relax in the garden. It was great having a bathroom for each bedroom & the one down stairs was ideal for my uncle who finds stairs difficult.. Freinds who visited were all impressed. You do need a car.

“Secluded and restful”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2011

I have rented Villa Rioca twice and booked up for a third time while I was still on holiday. If that doesn't say something about this Villa then let me expand. The Villa is in a peaceful location and is gained via a narrow tarmac lane meandering uphill from Coral Bay. Drive carefully. I can vouch for the fact that the agent responsible for the property is friendly and VERY efficient, so should you encounter a problem - no worries, just pick up the phone. The Villa is clean, well maintained and well stocked. Should you wish to take advantage of the BBQ and outside dining area, you will find the kitchen comprehensively stocked with pots, pans and utensils. A large Fridge with ice making capability keeps everything nice and cool. Flyscreens on all doors and windows ensure that the insect population doesn't mar your stay. The gardens (my favourite aspect of the Villa) are beautiful, well maintained and can be enjoyed from a seating area under the Gazebo. The pool terrace is spacious and the coast view is lovely. A car is recommended in order to access the local restaurants, supermarkets, beaches etc. I walked from the Villa into Coral Bay and back at night; the round trip takes two hours if you're in good health and reasonably fit but the road is steep, poorly lit and the pavement is only intermittent. A small pocket torch is definitely recommended. For the adventurous, I can vouch for some rugged walking in the local area and the wild life is varied and interesting. A herd of Goats visits regularly so keep the gates closed! Driving into Coral Bay takes ten minutes, Paphos is twenty minutes and the Airport is approximately 30 minutes away. All in all a very pleasant property in a quiet location but close enough to Coral Bay not to feel isolated.

“Peaceful location”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2011

We stayed at Villa Rioca for 10 nights and is very well maintained. We had a vehicle but you could use a taxi just as easy. Only a few minutes drive from Coral Bay, St George & Lara Bay, Paphos are all within driving distance no more than 25 mins to Latchi. Villa Rioca is very comfortable and clean. Rooms are a good size and ensuites very convenient so you dont have to queue for the bathroom. The villa was visited during our stay by a couple of gardeners who were very discreet and the pool was maintained twice a week about 7.30am so was not disturbed at all. The kitchen has a good fridge freezer with ice maker which we found extremely useful in August. We ate out most evenings but the villa is adequately equipped should you wish to cook. Outside area are very nice and include plenty of loungers, parasols, shower and gazebo with nicely planted gardens and outside dining area. The pool is super at 10x5m and has lighting which you can control yourself including subtle garden lighting which compliments the villa & pool area delightfully in the evening. Overall we thought Villa Rioca was very pleasant.

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