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Villa Gema - Private Detached Villa On Top Of The Beach



Updated: 21-Jul-2016
Villa in Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus - Tranquil Gardens And 20 Meters From Beach

This villa is in one of the best location in Paphos and within the Coral Bay protected area on top of the beach and 5 Minutes To Coral Bay Main High Street with all the shops, bars and restaurants. The sea is below the house via private steps and you can sleep at night listening to the waves breaking!

The house is fully equipped with high speed WIFI and is fully air conditioned. The gardens are very mature and are a tranquil place to relax with a drink with several covered verandas to relax on.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have built the villa in 1982 as I fell in love with Coral Bay. The Villa has been the family summer holiday home for many years but now the kids are grown and the house is a shame to leave empty so I want other families to enjoy the house and the great location for their holidays

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Speaks English, Russian, Greek

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review title: Cypriot hospitality at its best

Date of arrival: 13 April 2014

Your review:

We booked this villa and it became apparent that we were dealing with the Tsindos family, son Andreas in UK who liases for bookings to Cyprus based George, Julian and Katarina and they have looked after us from start to finish. The villa is surrounded by gardens to a greater extent than the pictures give credit, and we utilised all three sets of tables and chairs, as well as the sun loungers, as the weather was warmer than we expected for April. Our arrival via hire car at nearly midnight was not a problem and George was standing by waiting for our arrival and lead us to the property, quickly talked us round and arranged to revisit at a time to suit the following morning. He was a mine of information and hints and tips, and his son Julian lives at the bottom of the garden and came accross when we asked about BBQ tools, explained where things were and then George appeared with some additinal cooking frames. All in all we can not fault the family for all their kindness and hospitality especially when we met them at their home in Kathikas, they have made this holiday special and unlike any before. The villa is not brand new but has been George's holiday home for many years since he had it built as one of the first properties in Coral Bay. It is well equiped for staying in 24/7 with a very large new fridge freezer, internet TV and very capabe WIFI (ran 3 laptops at times simultaneously) cooker and rings and dishwasher. Could do with a shower curtain in the En Suite over bath shower, and some of the doors could do with a new coat of paint, but the charm of the property is that it feels like a lived in and loved property, it is spacious and has carpets where you need them, the bedrooms, and tiles for the rest, and the ability eat at different locations inside and out can not be more highly recommended. Coral Bay strip is far enough away to not be heard, but is easily walkable if you want to eat out with a choice of venue to suit all tastes. Would highly recommended hiring quad bikes for the day and going up to the turtle beaches and then over the hills to the north coast at Latchi, and explores the tracks up there. Marvelous experiences and can not be accessed by normal hire car. Also drove up to Troodos and eat in the restaurants in the square at 6000 foot, much higher than Ben Nevis. Lovely property, great holiday and fantastic hosts. Who can ask for more. Thank you th
Jul 2013
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  • 4 of 5

This really is all about the location. If you require a new modern offering then I'm afraid this is not for you. Having said that the owners son also rents a newer property next door with pool.

The villa itself is a little tired and dated but this is made clear from the villa description so came as no surprise. But given its situation within large private gardens and the closeness to the beach we only found ourselves inside to sleep.

I paid a lot of money last year to stay in a "child friendly" villa. Without even claiming to be toddler friendly this beat it hands down. Having no pool and easy access to the beach was fantastic. My 2 year old ran around the garden, played on some little tikes toys the owner had left over from their grandchildren and I relaxed.

I must say George and family were most welcoming and the taverns in his local village such as yannis and local one yianus (not sure of the spelling) offered us far better honest grub and fantastic hospitality than those on the strip.

As for would I recommend well I have already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karyn Thanks very much for your very kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday and the house. Look forward to welcoming you back next year once again :-) George, Julian and Andreas Tsindos
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Villa Gema : Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Gema for 2 weeks and this has been one of the best holidays that me and the wife have had (and we've travelled a lot). We arrived late on the Saturday night and George who owns the Villa arranged to meet us. He understood the fact that we'd be tired after travelling and had a welcome pack of groceries for us.

The accomodation itself is clean enough although a little dated - but the unique selling point is the massive garden. Having 2 toddlers that love exploring makes this a perfect spot as the garden is so open. There are a couple of fruit trees (orange and lemon) that we made juice from and enough sunbeds to keep everyone happy. The beach itself is only 20 yards away - down a set of steps that George actually built many moons ago. Shooping couldnt be easier as there is the local 'Philipops' supermarket at the top of the road (which do magnificent breakfasts for a couple of euros's each).

We enjoyed the staying at Villa Gema so much - that we've already made a booking for 2016. . . Many thanks to George & Julian and of course Andreas who handles the bookings from the UK side.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark and family We thank you very much for the kind words and nice review. We are very happy that you had such a nice holiday at our house. We look forward to welcoming you again next year. Take care Regards Andreas, George and Julian Tsindos
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From the Owner

I built the Villa in 1982 due to beautiful location of Coral Bay. it was the 11th house to be built on the bay

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Paphos Airport at 23 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Frog and Toad Pub at 150 Metres Nearest Golf : Tsada Golf Course at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Coral Bay Beach at 20 Metres Car: not necessary


The beach is 20 meters away from the villa at the bottom of the garden via private steps.


Nearest airport is Paphos international (35 minutes away by car/taxi).


Paphos old town and market, 10 minutes by car and 15 by bus, Kato Paphos World Heritage Site and old Harbour and promenade 10 minutes by car 15 by bus. The main tourist bus stops from Coral bay to Kato Paphos and to the water park is 100m away from the villa


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
If there is a change over day during your stay, the check out time is 12pm to allow the villa to be made ready for the next guests. If there is no change over we can be flexible.

We take the refundable security deposit and a 25% rent booking deposit to make a reservation and 8 weeks prior to your holiday arrival day you send the rest of the 75% rent money. The security deposit is refunded back to you after your stay via bank transfer to you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Jul-2016
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From the Owner

You have direct access to the beach via your own private steps and the mature gardens make it a small haven to relax on the veranda with a drink.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 on suite to master bedroom and one main bathroom with a bath and separate shower cubicle.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 double bedrooms. The beds can be separated into twins if required.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property sleeps 6 people in 3 Queen (1 and a half beds that can be separated) beds. Outside: Lovely mature gardens. A bbq area, 4 different verandas to choose from and sunbathing areas Utility Room: Separate utility room with sink and washing machine and storage space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: You are provided linen and towels for your stay. If your stay in longer that 1 week a fresh set of linen can be provided for you to use. A cleaning maid service can be arranged if needed on longer than 1 week stays at a cost of 40 euros a time.

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