Luxury villa, large pool, sea views, 5 mins beach
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||185 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Beach, Rural|
Description from the owner
Set in secluded landscaped gardens on the edge of the Akamas, just 300m from the beach with stunning sea views and only a 5 minute drive to the fishing harbour of Latchi, this luxury villa is fully air-conditioned, with free Wifi and accomodates up to 6 people. The property is set out on two floors with a spacious open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area and modern furniture and fittings. The mature, landscaped gardens offer both shady and sunny terraces. A large entertainment patio with dining table and chairs and comfortable sofa seating overlooks the 9m x4m pool which is surrounded by a large, sunny patio area, with sun loungers, umbrellas et...Read more
Luxury villa, large pool, sea views, 5 mins beach
Additional Location Information
Only 50 minutes drive from Paphos airport, but a world away from the rat-race of the busy resorts, this modern, comfortable villa is set in its own secluded, landscaped gardens with stunning views across Chrysochous Bay. It is situated just 300 metres (less than 5 minutes walk) from an unspoilt beach with beautiful clear water, widely recognised as the best on Cyprus.
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Asprokremos is one of the least crowded beaches on Cyprus, and you can gaze out over the sparkling, calm waters or watch splendid sunsets over Cape Amaoutis and its offshore islets.
It's location is ideal for an early morning swim before breakfast (the sea remains warm until November). Turtles lay eggs on this beach in early summer. The exclusive, world class Anassa Hotel, with its luxury facilities is a 5 minute stroll along the beach in one direction and a traditional beach taverna is the same distance in the other direction. The Akamas National Park is immediately behind the villa; backed by a rugged spine of hills, covered with pine and juniper trees. Along its shores are southern Cyprusâ€™s only empty beaches, and from the trails in the hills are some of the finest coastal views in Cyprus. Thereâ€™s excellent snorkelling off its rocky shores. It also offers a diverse selection of wildlife, migratory birds and flora. In the spring the rocks are covered in wild cyclamen and other alpine flowers. Nearby are the famous Baths of Aphrodite, the goddessâ€™s mythical bathing pool. Around the spring feeding the pool radiates a network of walking trails including the Fontana Amorosa, a 6-km (4-mile) which winds along rocky slopes by the edge of the sea, overlooked by pine-covered slopes with many perfect opportunities for a cooling plunge in the sea. Scattered in the hills behind the villa are many interesting old villages to explore such as Drouseia, one of the regionâ€™s prettiest villages, with graceful old stone houses standing above steep lanes overlooked by the limestone crags of Agios Georgios. The fishing marina of Latchi with its renowned fish tavernas, modern marina and water sport activities is just 5 minutes away by road
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$174 - $279||$189 - $287||$1,200 - $1,955||$5,283 - $8,604||7 nights|
|Nov. 1 2012 - Mar. 22 2013
|Mar. 23 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jul. 28 2013
|Jun. 29 2013 - Jul. 12 2013
|Jul. 13 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Sep. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013
|All Other Dates||$193||$193||$1,351||$5,887||7 nights|
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- Damage deposit - $302 / stay - Security Deposit
- Air-conditioning - $8 / stay - Fee - Air-conditioning is charged at 6 Euros per unit per day, payable locally. (1-4 units).
Additional notes from owner
Minimum stay 1 week; maximum 4 weeks.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 09, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
First class !
We couldn't have asked for more from a villa in Cyprus. It's located a few minutes' walk from the beach but privately situated on a small development of other similar villas offering privacy and peaceful surroundings. The villa itself is fabulous, five star stuff, beautifully and comfortably furnished. For a honeymooning couple, the main bedroom has to be a feature and it didn't disappoint us! A lovely king size poster bed with a de-luxe memory foam mattress which was just gorgeous... patio doors opened onto a large balcony with great views across the ocean was magical whilst eating our breakfast each morning. In fact, I don't think we could fault it at all. Just a couple of miles away is the lovely little village of Polis which we really enjoyed for mid-morning coffee or a meal in the evening. All in all, this is a terrific villa in a terrific spot. First class!
Jim & Sally
Luxury villa in great part of Cyprus
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Wonderful holiday in idyllic location, waking up every morning to a view of the Mediterranean. The villa was more than we could have hoped for with great facilities. We spent hours just lazing around the beautiful terraces and swimming in the villas'fantastic pool. The services team were really helpful and everything was kept spotlessly clean. We would without doubt recommend this villa to all our friends, and hope to return one day soon. The villa is only a short drive from some lovely restaurants and a great beach, so there is something for everyone here. Thanks Peter,we loved it!
A relaxing holiday in one of the most quiet and beautiful areas
We have been to this part of Cyprus many times, staying in villas within easy reach of Polis, an unspoilt little town, however this one rates as one of the best!
Gladiolous 2 Villa is situated right on the coast on the beautiful wild akamas peninsular, with an easy walk to our favourite beach..a long stretch,usually almost empty until one reaches the taverna at the far end, which has good food and friendly staff.
Beyond this is a further taverna with great food and small beach before the road reaches the aphrodite's Pool area.
Here one can take a short scramble to the pool or a long walk along a track around the tip of the penisular, ending up on the other coast.
Here also of course is another excellent taverna with a lovely view.
The villa has a fantastic sea view, the garden is pretty and well kept, with several shady areas,and the pool is a delight!
Despite being in such a quiet rural area, it is close to Latchi, a developing village with a lovely harbour, well blessed with restaurants, and several supermarkets.
The villa itself is more like a family home than a holiday villa (which of course it is!) and has all the comforts and equipment one needs.
We spent much of our time there sitting in the covered area overlooking the pool, sipping "something or other" and gazing at the sea.
Unusually for a Cyprus villa, the main bed has a really comfortable mattress, a real joy!..and ceiling fans in every room.
Thankfully we did not need to use air conditioning at all.
Peter and his wife are very helpful and friendly..also patient and humerous, as they put up with all my queries before our stay!
We both would recommend this villa to anyone looking for peace, comfort and beautiful surroundings, but also requiring access to shops as well as good food and drink!
Response from Peter Emms - 10/31/2012
I really value this review as these guests have visited the area many times and stayed in lots of other villas over the years. Here's what they wrote in our guestbook after their stay. "We can honestly say that in 9 visits to the area, your villa is the most comfortable and in one of the best positions regarding the beach. The garden is lovely; we revelled in the smell of herbs and jasmine lying on the sun beds in the evenings! And the mattress on the main bed is the very best we have ever slept in. "
Thanks Gill and Tony; we are always pleased when our guests enjoy our home. We do try and make it a real "home from home".
An idyllic holiday in a beautiful villa...
We spent an idyllic 10 days in this beautiful villa.
Very tastefully appointed - much higher than we have found on previous holidays. The standard is very high all round and we felt that all our needs were really well met.
The villa is situated in such a lovely quiet area, nestled in front of the akamas and within walking distance of the beach. We felt that we had the best of both worlds because we could quite easily reach other towns and villages if we wanted a bit of hustle and bustle. There is an excellent choice of cafes and restaurants in these areas.
We hired a boat and quad bikes on the days that we wanted a change from sitting by the very nice pool.
The weather was gorgeous, which was a great bonus.
We would highly recommend this villa and would certainly return.
Response from Peter Emms - 10/30/2012
If you like your holiday resorts quiet, authentic and not swamped by development, this is the area for you. If you visit in spring or autumn, when visitors are scarce, the â€˜weather bonusâ€™ compared with the UK is at its greatest. In April or October when the weather back home can be grey, damp and cold, our guests usually have warm sunshine and light breezes.
Beautiful villa, wonderful location!
Gladiolus 2 is a lovely, clean, well equipped and well looked after villa located in a beautiful setting with some most memorable views. Three very comfortable bedrooms (the master bedroom has a four poster bed), a spacious lounge and well-equipped kitchen, toilets and bathrooms/showers up and downstairs and wonderful pool and garden area. It has TV, DVD and wi-fi with excellent connectivity and air-conditioning units throughout the villa. As stated in the specification, there is good access from the villa to the beach where the sea is crystal clear and very inviting. A five minute walk along the beach leads to a fish taverna and a Cypriot run hotel where you can enjoy a meal or just a drink whilst soaking up more stunning views. The villa is well placed for exploring the akamas peninsula which boasts many interesting walks and nature trails, as well as a great off-road driving experience. A drive across the peninsula to Lara beach where the turtles lay their eggs, followed by a meal at the Last Castle is highly recommended. The villa is also well situated for visits to Latchi, Polis and Neo Chorio where Smiyies restaurant serves a delicious Cypriot meze.
Perfect for unwinding!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful villa; clean, extremely comfortable and every need catered for! We spent our days relaxing around the larger than expected pool, which was always the perfect temperature. Later in the day we would take the 5 minute walk to the beach for snorkelling and swimming. There are many local restaurants, especially the understated aphrodite Hotel restaurant, a 3 minute drive! We spent four hours enjoying a delicious Sunday lunch, playing cards and enjoying the beautiful views. Thank you for your hospitality at Gladiolous 2, we really had a wonderful time.
Response from Peter Emms - 10/26/2012
Owner's Response: The Akamas region is beautiful and still largely undiscovered by the mass tourism industry. The whole area is great for just unwinding or exploring. The beach immmediately below the villa is regarded as one of the best on the island and we often have it totally to ourselves even at the height of the season.