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Luxury Villa With Large Private Pool. Perfectly situated for exploring Cyprus

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

Villa in Peyia, Coral Bay Area, Paphos, Cyprus - Peaceful Location, 5 Mins Drive To Coral Bay Blue Flag Beach

Villa Katerina is a luxury 3 bedroom villa with a large private pool, located in the picturesque village of Peyia. It is in a quiet location at the top of a cul de sac with 4 other villas. There is a field of carob trees backing on to the villa where goats can sometimes be seen.

Villa Katerina has 3 spacious bedrooms all with air conditioning (small extra charge) and ceiling fans. Upstairs is a double bedroom opening onto a large balcony with sunbeds and parasol overlooking the pool and a twin room overlooking the carob field. There is also a bathroom with shower/ bath.

Downstairs is another spacious double bedroom with its own bathroom giving greater privacy for couples sharing or anybody less abled. The living area is open plan with a large lounge/ dining area overlooking the pool and ample sun terracing. There are 3 suede sofas, dining table for 6, TV with Internet channels including the main English TV along with films etc & a selection of DVDs, Music system and a selection of books. Free internet.

The kitchen is very well equipped. A range of units with granite work surfaces, oven, hob, large fridge/ freezer, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron & board, water cooler and everything you need to cook if you wish.

Outside is the star attraction, a larger than average deep pool. 10x5m. Roman steps into the shallow end and a ladder at the deep end. There is ample sun terracing with sunbeds & parasol along with a large pergola for shade during the midday sun. There is also an undercover patio area in which is a patio table and chairs seating 6 people. Perfect for alfresco dining. There is a BBQ at the rear of the villa.

We are perfectly situated to explore much of the surrounding area.

The famous Coral Bay resort is 2km away and the town of Paphos is just a 15 minutes drive as is Kato Paphos with its harbour and famous mosaics.

The traditional Cypriot village of Peyia with its tavernas, supermarkets, bakery, delicatessen, fruit market and butchers are within walking distance.

Coral Bay has some of the best blue flag beaches in Cyprus where you can swim in the safe shallow clear water. Here you will also find numerous restaurants and bars.

Just along the coast is the unspoilt Akamas nature reserve with miles of deserted beaches where turtles come to lay their eggs. We recommend a 4x4 to visit the Akamas.

There are many small beaches along the coast towards the Akamas where you can snorkel in the clear blue water or walk along the rugged coastline taking in the spectacular views, eat at some of the famous restaurants including the Last Casle ( Viklaris) and Oniros by the Sea overlooking the ship wreck.

We are also ideally situated to visit the Troodos mountains with beautiful monasteries, Tombs of the Kings, Polis, Lastsi and Aphrodites Birthplace.

Take a boat out to the Blue Lagoon for a memorable day out.

We can arrange car hire from a local company at very competitive rates along with taxi transfers to get your holiday off to a relaxing start.

Villa Katerina is well equipped with everything you need for a wonderful holiday.

More Details

Dexter & Karen Akroyd
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Dexter & Karen Akroyd

Hi, we are Dexter & Karen & we currently live in Bristol (UK). We have been married for 35 years and have 2 grown up children, one of each but no grandchildren yet. We enjoy good food and wine, sailing, painting and relaxing holidays!

Dexter & Karen Akroyd purchased this villa in 2006

Why Dexter & Karen Akroyd chose Coral Bay Area

We first had a holiday in this beautiful villa when it belonged to friends. We just fell in love with the place. Peyia is a wonderful, traditional village with good restaurants and shops and a pretty village square. The villa is peaceful, away from the hustle and bustle but within a short distance of Coral Bay. We have a carob field to the rear and the local farmer often brings his goats to feed. The local people are very friendly and you always feel safe with none of the hassle often experienced in foreign holiday resorts. When we returned to the UK after our holiday, we discovered our friends were going to sell the property as they were having another villa built just a short distance away. The rest is history.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Katerina is a 10 minute walk into Peyia village, 5 minutes drive to Coral Bays beautiful beaches and is perfectly situated for exploring the Akamas as well as Tombs of the Kings, Troodos, Mosaics and much more. We have a larger than average deep pool with extensive sun terraces and also an under cover area to get some shade from the midday sun. Villa Katerina has been furnished to a very high standard. It was not originally intended for rental, it has so much more than you would expect from a holiday let. We hope to move out to Cyprus when we retire and so this is home from home. We try to visit twice a year to keep the villa well maintained. Every time we go out we find it harder & harder to return to the UK. We selectively let the villa to help with the running costs and also to allow guests to experience our little corner of paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Pam & Tim Cooper: we had a brilliant time in Cyprus and your villa was wonderful- couldn't fault it in any way. July 2013

Craig, Clare & boys: another fantastic holiday at VK- back next year! Aug 11

Patricia: we absolutely loved it all! It was the best holiday we can remember and we cant wait to come back. Sept 2009.

Sandra,Stuart, Hayley and Courtney: Villa lovely and well equipped and very clean. Pool good size. we had lovely time, couldn't fault it. Aug 2009.

Allan, Emma and Zech: Fantastic holiday at this lovely villa! Oct 08.

Mick and Joan: we had an ab fab time! The word 'brilliant' covers everything! June 08.

Your villa is lovely and far outweighed our expectations. The children were in the pool every day. Every evening the goats came down the hill and ate the leaves off the tree and made the children laugh! Thank you once again for renting us your villa. - Kirsteen and family, August 2008.
May 2007
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Fantastic Villa, Fantastic Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (of 6) stayed in villa katerina for two weeks at the end of October/begining of November. Well all I can say is WOW. The villa is absolutely fantastic, everything you could possibly want or need on holiday! Like home from home. The weather was fantastic, the area beautiful (though I would recommend a hire car to visit some of the beautiful beaches) we couldn't of had a more perfect family holiday!! The owners, dexter and Karen, are more than helpful (from arranging car hire to transfers etc) the children loved every minute at the villa and so did we!! We will be returning next year! :) If your looking for somewhere quiet but within easy access of the hustle and bustle of coral bay, then you should really book here! Fantastic. :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at villa Katerina. Thank you for your lovely comments & we look forward to welcoming you back next year 😊
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Fantastic Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Villa Katriana has everything you need to make your holiday to Cyprus complete. The well appointed Villa lacks nothing, it is comfortable, spacious and pleasantly furnished. It is in the ideal location to explore the hidden treasures of the island, stroll your way to the village of Peyia or simply go for a quick drive to the nearby sandy beach and turquoise sea.

Dexter and Karen, the owners, had everything covered, a few welcome supplies in the fridge on arrival, a very pleasant lady welcomed us a day in and the pool was well maintained and cleaned.

The ice Cream van was a welcome site on many a day!

We visited some very nice restaurants in the local village, I personally liked The Mediterranean, service was good, food was excellent and the atmosphere second to none, quite entertaining.

The children enjoyed the water park at Paphos, book on line and you can save a few euro.

We would certainly recommend this villa to our friends and family as it provides the perfect location for a holiday best remembered for all the right reasons.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at villa Katerina.
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Stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week in this beautiful villa. We booked it on recommendation from friends and were not disappointed. We agree with everything they said!

Everything was made so easy by Karen and Dexter who arranged transfers, car hire etc. All we needed to do was turn up.

It is so well equipped it is like a home from home with a pool!

If you have a car there are so many places to see without going too far

and the roads were quite quiet. Coral Bay is close with some lovely restaurants and shops but there are good restaurants and bars within walking distance if you fancy a glass of wine. Would definately recommend this to anyone

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pauline Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are glad you all enjoyed your stay at Villa Katerina. Best wishes Karen & Dexter
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Villa Katerina

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a lovely stay at villa Katerina. The villa is well equipped, spacious with good sized rooms, cleaned to a high standard and has a lovey big pool. Having a bedroom on the ground floor was great as we took the mother-in-law, who is not so confident using stairs. The owners will arrange airport transfers and car hire and have a good knowledge of the area if you want to know anything. On arrival there was a welcome pack of basic provisions and a bottle of wine, which was handy as we arrived late evening. The villa is well situated in a peaceful area but a short walk to some local bars and bakery. A few minutes away by car is the more lively resort of Coral Bay with a good choice of restaurants and bars. A little further on is the Akamas which is well worth a visit (4x4 recommended for this) as the coastline is beautiful. The owners are very helpful and are more than happy to sort out car hire and airport transfers. This was our fourth stay at the villa and already we are looking forward to returning for our fifth.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely villa

  • 4 of 5

Booking the villa Via the owners Dex and Karen was very easy and they were very helpful, Holding the villa while I booked flights. As there was a gap between our departure and the new arrivals they generously allowed us to use the villa on the day of departure.

The villa itself is set back from the road in a close with its own parking. Dex directions were very good and we found the villa easily. there were a couple of pre-paid cards for the aircon so we could use it straight away, which was nice.

The villa and pool were very clean and the pool was cleaned twice while we were there. Facilities at the villa were very good with everything neccessary to enjoy your stay. Although the villa is back from the road there are quite a few villas and appartments nearby. So you do get some noise. All the neighbours were very feindly, most being permanent residents.

The beach at Coralbay by is very close , but busy, We much preferred Lara bay which is a short drive. but less crowded. THere is s useful supermarket that stocks everything you may need or might have forgotten.

We hired a car from the company recomended by the owners and they were extreemly helpful. The price was competative with other quotes we had. We would recomend that you get a 4x4 as some of the best places to go really need this, just because they are unmade roads and a little bumpy. A point to check is that if you hire a convertible 4x4 as we did there was no cover for the rear seats from the sun or rain. As there was only two of us this was not a problem, although it did mean you coul not leave stuff in the car.

We ate out a few times. The local tavern being the best value, and "The last castle" giving superbly cooked but simple food with magnificent views.

A trip up into the mountains is a must for the scenery and Lara bay for the lovely beach which was almost empty when we went.

The villa makes a good place for visiting this area of Cyprus. They fact it is well mentained and equiped makes the holiday that much more relaxing

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Katerina

  • 5 of 5

Just had the pleasure of staying in this Villa, clean and tidy, well equipped, well maintained, really good sized pool, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,10 minute walk to village ( if you wanted to !). Large supermarket 5 minutes by car, quiet cul-de-sac location. Lots of places to eat either in Coral Bay (5 mins by car) or the Village. Phafos only 20 minutes by car and lots to do other than sunbathe !

Karen and Dex very helpful and informative, the management team on site (Jackie and Allen) really helpful can't praise them enough?

Superb break, will book again,and would recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Notes on prices: welcome pack included in the price. 25% deposit at time of booking. Final payment required 6 weeks prior to departure. £100 security deposit will be required & returned to you within 7 days of your arrival back in the UK, providing no breakages have been made. Full payment required if booking is within 8 weeks of departure. No supplements are charged for rental periods which include Bank Holidays.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. You can stay at the villa until your flights are due unless we have other guests arriving on the same day and then you will have to vacate by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Peyia in Paphos region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are 2 bathrooms with bath/shower over, WC and vanity basin. 1 of the bathrooms is located on the ground floor next to bedroom 3.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , First floor double room, large balcony overlooks pool
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , First floor twin, overlooking carob field
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor, doors to patio & pool
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, fitted wardrobes dressing table, with patio doors leading out to large balcony. Bedroom 2 has twin beds and fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 has a double bed, fitted wardrobes and patio doors to the pool. Air con to all rooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Bedroom 1 has a large balcony which overlooks the swimming pool and is perfect to catch the evening sun. Bedroom 2 overlooks the field of carob trees and has views of the mountains. Bedroom 3 is located on the ground floor and is next to the second bathroom. There are patio doors leading out to an undercover patio area and the pool. This room would be suitable for anybody less able or greater privacy for people sharing. There is air conditioning for heating and cooling. Please note the villa is non smoking. Outside: The large private swimming pool is 10m x 5m. with a depth ranging from 1m - 2.2m. There is an extensive patio area with sunbeds and parasols with a large pergola and undercover patio creating some shade from the mid day sun. There are numerous bistro tables and chairs to enjoy your alfresco dining and barbeques. There are fruit trees at the side of the villa and an outside shower for rinsing off after your swim. The driveway can accommodate 2 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided but please bring your own beach towels. There is a maid service at the end of your stay and we can arrange a weekly linen change if required, at a local charge payable to the maid. Other: Villa Katerina is fully air-conditioned operated by card meters at a reasonable cost. If used correctly bedrooms cost less than €1 per night to run. Ceiling fans also fitted in bedrooms for your comfort. Free wi-fi. There is a safe for your valuables and a basic welcome pack is provided.

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