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Contemporary Luxury Detached 3 Bedroom Villa & Private Pool in Kouklia Village



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Villa in Kouklia, Nr. Secret Valley, Paphos, Cyprus - Peaceful Location Overlooking Orange And Olive Groves, With Panoramic Views

Villa Elysium is a luxurious contemporary villa close to the ancient City Kingdom of Kouklia. Perfect for relaxing and recharging the batteries. An elevated position affords superb panoramic views of the surrounding olive and orange groves, nearby coast and Palepafos Museum. Located just 5 minute drive from both Secret Valley and Aphrodite Golf Resorts and the nearest beach at Mandria, the villa is just 15 minutes away from Paphos town and airport. Villa Elysium has a large pool terrace that faces the sun all day, front and rear dining areas and private landscaped gardens on all sides. There are plenty of sun loungers for everyone, umbrellas, tables and chairs, an Outback Gas Barbeque, Cane sofa and chairs for the evenings around the lit garden and swimming pool. The first floor master bed room has a furnished sun terrace with fantastic views and overlooks the 8m x 4m kidney shaped private swimming pool, great for that early evening sundowner. Internally the villa has been carefully furnished and well equipped to provide a home from home. A comfortable lounge with smart TV, DVD and playstation, open plan fully fitted kitchen with all luxury appliances and modern conveniences including a nespresso coffee machine and a joining dining area with full air-conditioning. All Bedrooms have fully fitted wardrobes, mirrors, bedside tables and lamps. Each having its own bathroom. A superb location for a tranquil break, or active holiday, whatever you choose.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We currently live in Essex with our two daughters and have enjoyed many happy holidays together in our villa. John is director of an engineering consultancy practice in London and Margot runs her own business from home.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a short e-mail to thank you both for all your help during our stay in your lovely villa. Pam and Joe were very friendly and helpful and we appreciated their support and effort in making our holiday enjoyable.

We would love to hire your villa again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.

Thanks again

Sep 2014
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely villa, it really was a home away from home. Very well equipped and beautifully finished, inside and out. Perfect location on the outskirts of Kouklia with just a short walk into the charming town.

I have never returned to the same location twice but I'm planning on making an exception in this case!

Thanks for a perfect holiday

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for the review. So glad you enjoyed your holiday and everything was to your liking, we would be very pleased to welcome you again in the future. Margot
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Beautiful Villa in perfect, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we knew that we had picked the perfect place to stay for a relaxing break. The Villa is immaculate inside and outside and has everything you need to make it a home from home. The outside areas provide stunning views over the countryside and down to the sea. You can walk from the door to country lanes or up to the village to some lovely tavernas. It is the best villa we have ever stayed at and we strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway that is still close to some good amenities. As golfers it was also a perfect location - 5 minutes to Secret Valley Golf Course!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the great review. I am so pleased that you had such an enjoyable time, I hope that you will stay again some time in the future. Margot
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Elysium and will definitely be returning.

The owners were so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble.

The villa is very well appointed with good quality appliances, furnishings and great facilities too.

The location is quiet and peaceful, overlooking some citrus groves and countryside. There are nearby beaches and plenty of places to visit.

The village has a good supermarket and some popular Taverna's too.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello thank you so much for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning later in the year. Kind Regards Margot
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Excellent villa, well maintained, clean and great

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Cyprus 4 times and stayed in villas adjacent to this one and it has to be said this is the best one by far. It is within 5 minutes walking from the village square where you can spend the evening in the taverna's before strolling home to enjoy relaxing by the pool looking at the evening skies. The villa overlooks unspoilt countryside and if you enjoy some walking there are amazing walks which can range from 15 minutes to 2 hours.

The villa has a real homely feel and is well decorated both internally and externally. The pool is cleaned on a regular basis - only point is that it gets deep quickly around half way across. I dont have enough space to say all the good things you get when you go but suffice to say, if you want quality accommodation, great location dont overlook this place and if you hadnt guessed - we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Break

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the villa, and again we had a wonderful time. The villa owners are great, and nothing is too much trouble for them, so if you have any concerns I know they can put your mind at ease.

The villa has everything you need for a relaxing break; it is well appointed, clean and comfortable, with plenty of room for the 5 of us and the pool is a fabulous asset in the heat.

The location is great, just a short walk to a nearby village with great taverns and gentle family entertainment - do suggest you eat at Thanesis Place - but book a table for a Thurs, Fri or Sat night.

We used Zephyros Adventure Sports for some sea Kayaking and got great service there too.

If you want a peaceful break, with the option for the lively entertainment of Paphos, you couldn't ask for better. We will be booking again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A luxury villa that is home from home

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd stay at Villa elysium it is a home from home place with everything that you would need and more !!! Everything has been thought of so you can relax and enjoy the peace and quite of the villa and it's surroundings ,You won't be able to get the kids out of the pool !!! The views are fantastic, and gives it a rustic feel .The village is a short walk away with a few great restaurants and bars but still has that local village feel with some local entertainment on certain evenings. We stumbled upon this village 6 years ago when deciding where to go on honeymoon and have been hooked ever since .

John and Margot are so kind and helpful by making sure the details are taken care of and recommend things to help your holiday be a little less stressful .

Can't wait to go again !!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We were looking for a villa in Cyprus as we had enjoyed two previous holidays in Limassol and once we were shown this stunning position for 9 new villas that were to be built we knew that this was the place for us. Near the sea and the golf courses and close to the historic village of Kouklia.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Paphos at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Kouklia at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Secret Valley at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Kouklia at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Trodos at 45 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Mandria at 5 Kilometres Car: recommended


A variety of beaches are within easy reach including Mandria 10 minutes drive, the charming Pissouri Bay is 15 minutes away and the Rock of Aphrodite, stunning at sunset as well as during the day is 10 minutes drive. Paphos is 20 minutes and further up the coast is Coral Bay and the hotels that are now offering days out at their own water park facilities. Agios Georgios is just beyond with its quaint bay, coves and fishing harbour, Many of the beaches offer a variety of water sports, fun rides and loungers as well as diving and snorkelling facilities. Other beaches further afield include Latchi where boat hire is a must, for a day swimming and snorkelling in the fantastic warm blue lagoons and viewing the Akamas peninsula coastline. A four wheel drive will take you to Lara Beach famous for its Turtles and then a stop for lunch at the Last Castle to view from above. The ancient city of Kourian overlooks the beach where there are several good restaurants and this is the place to go for body boarding in the waves.


Villa Elysium is conveniently located just 15 minutes drive from the new Paphos international airport and 1 hour from Larnaca airport. Car hire is essential to enjoy Cyprus and we can provide car hire details upon request. Easy Jet flies from Edinburgh, Manchester, Luton, Gatwick and Bristol direct to Paphos and to Larnaca from Gatwick only. Ryanair fly daily from Stansted. Other charter operators include Monarch, Thomas Cook, Jet 2, First Choice offering good fares from all over the UK. BA offer scheduled flights from selective airports.


Kouklia is a traditional Cypriot village built in the ancient area of Palaepaphos, and is Aphrodite's birth place, just 15 minutes drive from Paphos and 30 minutes from Limassol ,a busy city with its long stretch of beach. Kouklia has a mixture of traditional tavernas, coffee shops, a well stocked supermarket, local arts and crafts gallery, jewellers, police station, bank and ATM all only a short walk from Villa Elysium. Regular events are held in the centre of the village including Cypriot dancing. (www.kouklia.org.cy). The historic Palaepafos archaeological museum is 2 minute walk from the villa and a must see. The villa is perfectly placed for golfers too with 3 excellent courses close by.

Further Details:

As you would expect Cyprus has a fascinating blend of ancient and modern cultures to discover with lots to offer everyone - young and old, singles, couples and families. Paphos cleverly blends a charming fishing harbour, medieval fort, and a World Heritage site of Roman Villas with a modern esplanade and beach front. The old town, which overlooks the harbour has a daily local market with fresh fish and produce and plenty of shops. There are many authentic places to eat, drink and while away those pleasant days and evenings. Recently opened is the the new Kings Avenue shopping Mall and cinema, arguably the best on the island. There are many attractions available within the surrounding area including, for the more active, 4 golf courses, water sports, water parks, safari trips, fishing, go-karting, 10 pin bowling, mini golf, horse riding, diving centre, tennis, fitness centres, shooting, skiing (in the Troodos Mountains from beginning of January to end of March). Cycling and hiking/nature trails and birdwatching are very popular in the cooler months. For those looking for a more sedate and relaxing pace, activities can be found within easy reach. There are aquariums, wineries, monasteries/ Greek temples/ Byzantine churches/ archaeological museums, art galleries, wineries, boat trips, potteries, bird park, snake park and zoo. It is now also possible to visit the Turkish North part of the island via crossing points in Nicosia, which is well worth a visit. We have a wide selection of tourist guides and information provided at Villa Elysium itself as well as a tourist information office n Paphos. In addition to the vast amount to see and do, Cyprus enjoys at least 340 days of sunshine a year allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself in perfect weather, so there is nothing to complain about!!


Rental rates

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Rate 4
2 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
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30 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
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Rate 3
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
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27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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Rate 5
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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3 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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Rate 4
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
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29 Oct 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% (or £100 if higher) is required to secure your booking with the balance payable 8 Weeks before departure. A security deposit of £200 is payable with the final balance and is refunded provided no damage,loss or nuisance occur. If bookings are spread over more than one charging period, the total payable will be calculated on a pro rata basis. Mis stay clean available for weeks of 2 weeks or more at an additional cost of £40.00. Please contact me for full terms and conditions.

Changeover Day:
Flexible upon request. Arrival departure times are 4pm/11am unless otherwise agreed.

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From the Owner

This has turned out to be the perfect location, with sea views olive groves and stunning sunsets. The best place to relax away from the stresses of modern life. Kouklia has proved to be a friendly welcoming village and we have made many friends here and are always made to feel welcome.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Iron & Board
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  • Towels Provided ...
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  • Dining Area


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Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Basin
  • Shower room 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Basin
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Basin
  • Fully tiled en-suite to master bedroom with walk-in shower fitted shower screen, basin & WC. Fully tiled en-suite to bedroom 2 with bath/shower, basin & WC. Fully tiled shower room next to bedroom 3 with walk in shower, fitted shower screen, basin & WC


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King size bed, private sun terrace. Bedroom 2 - Twin beds or super king bed option, safe, iPod dock Bedroom 3 - Twin beds or super king bed option, doors to verandah and pool. All the bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes, bedside tables, , mirrors, hairdryers and air conditioning.


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  • Golf ...
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  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Smoking is not permitted anywhere in or outside the villa at any time. Cots and highchairs can be made available upon request. No pets are allowed. Remote controlled Air conditioning is provided in all bedrooms and the lounge/dining room. A pressurized solar thermal hot water system supplies all showers, basins and the bath. A safe is provided for storage of valuables. Outside: Elysium has been designed for outside living with an 8m x 4m kidney shaped private pool for sole use of guests and is surrounded by sun loungers, large umbrella’s & small tables. The patio has a large cane sofa and chairs, a small table and chairs for alfresco dining. The rear has a large extendable dining table and seats up to 10 people and is surrounded by landscaped garden. A large gas BBQ and utensils are provided and together with outside lighting you can make the most of those balmy evenings! The first floor terrace has cane chairs and coffee table and is great for that well-earned sun downer, or later gazing at the stars!! Utility Room: Separate area with a Bosch washing machine, ironing board and iron, baskets, drying rack and storage. Rotary Clothes line in the garden. Vacuum cleaner Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Full clean is provided prior to arrival and upon departure. Linen, bath & pool towels are provided and changed at the end of each stay - midterm linen change &/or clean are available upon request at additional charge, please enquire when booking. Other: We have a large selection of books and games plus a range of DVD’s to suit all tastes. Hairdryers provided in all the bedrooms. Cool box and ice packs for picnics or beach drinks. Duvets available for Stays in cooler months.

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