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Villa with Private Pool and Spectacular Views of the Akamas and Chrysochou Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa in Neo Chorio, (near Latsi/Latchi and Polis Chrysochous), Paphos (South Cyprus) - Quiet Area, Short Walk to the Village, Tavernas, Shops and 3 Minutes Drive to the Beach and Harbour

Villa Zefyros is a beautifully furnished three-bedroom villa which sleeps up to six persons and is located within walking distance of the traditional 300 year-old Cypriot village of Neo Chorio on the north-western coast of Pafos District of Cyprus. The villa is set in a private, quiet, gated road and it enjoys spectacular, panoramic views of both Chrysochou Bay and the wild Akamas Peninsula. Villa Zefyros also overlooks the Anassa Hotel, a world renowned exclusive 5-star luxury spa hotel. The villa has a secluded garden with a “sundowner” table and chairs and an infinity/vanishing edge swimming pool. The villa has ample outside furniture which includes a dining table and chairs, sun loungers, sun umbrellas, a gas BBQ and a pergola over the verandah. The interior ground floor consists of a large open plan living area with very comfortable furnishings, a TV, DVD Home Theatre System, CD Player, Music Library and Dock for MP3 Player / iPod. There is a dining area and fully fitted kitchen, which includes an oven, hob, washing machine, fridge / freezer, microwave and dish washer. Also on the ground floor there is a twin bedded room, which is usually configured as bunk beds to allow room for the relaxing Massage Chair and there is also a toilet with wash basin and shower cubicle. Upstairs the stunning master bedroom has a Four Poster Bed and ensuite bathroom, with bath, shower, toilet and wash basin. The master bedroom has a Safe available for guests. The second double bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom with a shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin. The property has a spiral staircase from the first floor balcony, to a roof terrace providing magnificent views of the Akamas Peninsula hills, Chrysochou Bay in the Mediterranean Sea, Latsi (Latchi) Harbour, Polis Chrysochou and the coastline around to Pomos with the dramatic hills of Pafos Forest in the background. Neo Chorio has a few tavernas and two small supermarkets and it is a 3 minute drive down to the beaches, shops and harbour of Latsi and a 10 minutes’ drive to the quaint town of Polis. The villa is approximately a 1 hour drive from Pafos/Paphos International Airport and 2 hours from Larnaca International Airport. The villa is on the eastern edge of the Akamas Peninsula with immediate access to a myriad of off-road tracks and walking trails to enjoy the wild nature of the protected area and its magnificent inland and coastal scenery. Villa Zefyros is 122 metres / 400 feet above sea level thus commanding sweeping views down to the coast and Chrysochou Bay. Zefyros is the Greek God of the West Wind who blew Aphrodite, the goddess of love (also the Roman goddess Venus), to Cyprus where she emerged from the foaming sea at Aphrodite’s Rock in Pafos (Paphos) District, as depicted in the famous painting by Sandro Botticelli (circa 1486). Hence Villa Zefyros as the villa faces west - a perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing pre-dinner cocktail whilst watching the vivid sunsets over the Akamas Peninsula and Chrysochou Bay! A substantial welcome pack is provided upon arrival.

Keith & Wendy Watkins
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

About Keith & Wendy Watkins

Wendy and I (Keith) are both originally from Great Britain and in 1981 we moved to Hong Kong where we lived and worked for almost 28 years. We were both employed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, myself in various veterinary capacities and Wendy in many equestrian roles. Our son, Simon, was born in Hong Kong and educated there and at the University of Exeter.

In 2009, following our retirement, we relocated to the Republic of Cyprus and live in a villa just outside the 300 year-old village of Neo Chorio on the north-western coast of Pafos (Paphos) District. Here we enjoy a slower pace of life (although not always!) in a climate conducive to an outdoor lifestyle for most of the year and having uninterrupted, spectacular, panoramic views of Chrysochou Bay and the unspoilt Akamas Peninsula.

Keith & Wendy Watkins purchased this villa in 2008

Why Keith & Wendy Watkins chose Paphos & Suburbs

We wanted to purchase a villa to use for holiday rentals to give us something to do in retirement and to supplement our income. We decided on Villa Zefyros because it is a modern luxury villa situated very close to our home villa which facilitates ease of management and it shares with ours the same peaceful location and spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and Akamas Peninsula.

Villa Zefyros is located within the renowned and protected Akamas Peninsula on the peaceful, rural, north-western coast of the sunny Republic of Cyprus. The villa's location is perfect for nature lovers to explore on foot, bikes, 4WDs, boats etc. as well as to just relax in the sun by the swimming pool whilst taking in the spectacular panoramic views of the Akamas hills and the azure Chrysochou Bay.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Zefyros is a modern fully furnished, three-bedroom, detached luxury villa on a gated development. It has a private vanishing edge swimming pool, garden, air conditioning, central heating (for winter visitors) and WiFi.

Villa Zefyros is an ideal villa set in an ideal location for visitors who wish to unwind, relax and enjoy the peace and serenity of this unique part of Cyprus.

The 300 year-old village of Neo Chorio is within walking distance of the villa as are several tavernas, small supermarkets and a church. Nearby Latsi (3 mins drive) has a picturesque fishing harbour, beaches, water sports facilities and sea food tavernas, whilst the quaint town of Polis (8 mins) has more shops, a large supermarket, restaurants, tavernas, coffee shops, post office, banks, doctors, hospital, police and fire services and other amenities. Hiring a vehicle is essential to explore the local area as well as the rest of this historic and beautiful island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“The location and aspect of this villa was excellent and there was nothing we disliked about our holiday. If we come back to Cyprus, we will return to this villa!” Darren and Liz, UK

“As first time visitors to Cyprus we were very satisfied with our stay at Villa Zefyros. We spent a nice private time here and we would recommend this villa for all people that like a beautiful sea view and a quiet, romantic area.” Vladimir & Petra, Slovakia
Jun 2014
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Fantastic villa, beautiful location and views!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Zefyros surpasses its description as do the views of the Akamas and Chrysochou Bay. From the minute we arrived (which was very late at 1am after a long and delayed flight) Keith and Wendy could not have been more helpful - meeting us in Latchi to show us the way to the villa, settling us in and providing the most comprehensive welcome pack!

The Villa is amazing, a real home from home and has left us thoroughly spoilt (this being the first time we have used private villa accommodation). We had everything we needed and more for a relaxing two week stay and our boys (12 and 9) had plenty to do both inside and out with our private pool, pool 'toys', garden space and the Internet TV with access to their favourite programmes and an extensive movie listing when the sun got too hot (or a movie night was called for!).

There are plenty of restaurants in nearby Latchi and Polis and one within walking distance of the Villa - Keith and Wendy supplied their recommendations, all of which were fab.

Our favourite day was to take out a Quad Bike and Beach Buggy to off-road into the Akamas. We made it down to Lara Beach and round to the Blue Lagoon which was an exhilarating experience and well worth it!

Would definitely recommend the Villa and this area of Cyprus.

Thank you Keith and Wendy !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your very complimentary review is much appreciated - thank you very much indeed! We are extremely pleased that Villa Zefyros gave you such a good experience for your first private villa holiday and that it enabled you to fully enjoy your time in this scenic and relaxing part of Cyprus. We enjoy presenting Villa Zefyros to a standard that we would wish to occupy ourselves on holiday. Our very best wishes to you all and maybe we shall see you back in sunny Cyprus one day! Yours, Keith, Wendy & Simon.
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Best villa holiday yet

  • 5 of 5

Keith and Wendy are on to something here - they have managed to create a holiday experience that feels like being at home - but it's warmer with better beaches and our own pool!

Our family and a friend each for the kids - 6 of us in total - spent a blissful two weeks at Villa Zefyros. From the moment we booked we knew it was going to be a good one. Keith called us to have a chat and confirm he and Wendy weren't rip-off merchants hiding behind a website. The directions followed soon after, and we were good to go.

From our slightly late arrival - when Keith and Wendy met us in our car just down the road to guide us to the villa (it would have been tricky to navigate there in the pitch dark at midnight) - to our leaving (with lumps in our throats) we were treated like welcome guests. Our four teenagers had a great time - Usha's birthday was celebrated and they went scuba diving.

Everything was provided - loo rolls, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, shower gel, shampoo, bin liners, and a fridge with basics to get us past breakfast for the fist day. The villa was spotless, yet didn't feel intimidatingly so - we were more than happy to loll on the sofas late at night (after showering off the sun tan cream) to watch many movies from the digital entertainment vault. Marathon Harry Potter sessions were enjoyed, but not by me - I fell asleep half way though all of them.

Not far away is the Latchi Watersports centre. We had a great time hiring a powerboat for the afternoon, and the kids did a discover scuba diving course. Because I booked them together I got a reasonable discount. You don't need a boat for great snorkelling though - the beach at the Baths of Aphrodite is magical.

We did a couple of trips further afield - one to Paphos for the Mall and one to Kourion for the Roman Ruins - spectacular (although the amazing amphitheatre isn't original - just to warn you). Another day trip was over the Akamas peninsula to Lara beach, best undertaken in a 4x4 and not the minivan we'd hired. The man at Europcar was very understanding and didn't make me pay for the scratches.

We were sad to leave. It's the little touches that make the difference, and as we left, we reflected on our hosts. They hadn't just provided us with a great holiday, but had provided Usha with a card and a bottle of bubbly for her 18th. Above and beyond - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed for your very complimentary review - we really appreciate it! We are delighted that Villa Zefyros enabled you to thoroughly enjoy your holiday in this beautiful part of Cyprus. As we always tell our guests - we take a pride in presenting Villa Zefyros in a state that we would wish to occupy ourselves. With our best wishes to you all and perhaps we shall see you back in sunny Cyprus one day! Yours, Keith, Wendy & Simon.
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Lovely villa in quiet area with great sea views

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, well equipped, villa in a very quiet location with gorgeous views over the sea. Not only was the villa spotless on arrival, but the cleaning provided during our stay, both inside and of the pool and surrounding area, was regular and thorough. The ample provision of all household supplies such as bin bags, toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets etc. was an absolute bonus and the complimentary Welcome Pack was incredibly comprehensive and generous. The villa was just as described and extremely comfortable. The owners, Keith and Wendy, and their son Simon, were informative, helpful and friendly. They clearly work hard to keep the villa to a high standard and to ensure their guests have a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, we appreciate your very complimentary review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Zefyros! We do our best to present and maintain the villa as we would like to find a holiday villa ourselves. Our best wishes and hopefully we shall see you again in Cyprus one day. Yours, Keith & Wendy (and Simon thanks you for his mention).
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Outstanding villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a superb villa with a magnificent view just a few minutes drive from both Latsi and Polis. The villa is furnished to a very high standard, has air conditioning available throughout and the photographs on the site are a true reflection of the property. The owners, Keith and Wendy, go far beyond the call in the administration of the property and in 30 years of villa holidays we have never come across one so well equipped and maintained. Almost everything was provided in sufficient quantities to last the holiday including washing machine and dishwasher tablets, toilet and kitchen tissues, soap, shampoo, bin bags, and all sorts of other items you would normally have to purchase to run the villa during the stay. Even writing paper and stamps were available! The villa is cleaned to a very high standard at regular intervals during the stay and linens and beach towels are changed at the same time. The pool is maintained in immaculate condition and it is impossible to resist the sparkling clear water. Water beds, beach balls and other pool toys are provided. All of this wonderful service is provided by the owners whilst maintaining a discrete presence always respecting the guests privacy. It is a bonus that they live nearby and thus can be contacted fairly quickly if needed.

The villa is technically within walking distance of Latsi but it would be a fair climb on the return journey and pretty dark after last light. A taxi is about 7 euros each way. On balance a car is strongly recommended to take advantage of the attractions and restaurants in the wider area. There are plenty of good places to dine in Latsi and Polis but it is well worth trying some of the tavernas in the countryside too for that truly Cypriot feel.

We have no hesitation in recommending this outstanding villa to anyone and our thanks go to Wendy and Keith for a super carefree holiday in your wonderful property. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very pleasing review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Zefyros! As we told you when you arrived, our objective is to present and maintain the villa as we would like to find a villa that we were staying in ourselves. Our best wishes and hopefully we shall see you again in Cyprus one day. Yours, Keith & Wendy.
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Dates may be held for 48 hours without obligation.
The Rental Deposit is 25% of the Total Rental Amount and it is payable immediately upon booking.
The Rental Balance is 75% of the Total Rental Amount and it is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival (PTA).
NB - If the booking is made within 8 weeks PTA, then the Total Rental Amount and the Refundable Security Bond, is payable immediately.

A Refundable Security Bond (Refundable Damage Deposit) of £250 is payable with the Rental Balance.

Prices are Per Week (7 Nights) in Great British Pounds (GBP/£).

Payment is by Bank Transfer.


Cancellation Policy [NB - Please IGNORE the "Owner's Cancellation Policy" below as it is a standard format set by Owners Direct]:
Cancel more than 8 weeks PTA and lose 25% of the Total Rental Amount (i.e. the Deposit) .
Cancel 8 to 6 weeks PTA and lose 50% of the Total Rental Amount.
Cancel 6 to 4 weeks PTA and lose 75% of the Total Rental Amount.
Cancel less than 4 weeks PTA and lose 100% of the Total Rental Amount.

Changeover Day and Arrival/Departure Times:
The changeover day is flexible.

Arrival time is AFTER 18:00 hours (6 pm).
Departure time is BEFORE 10:00 hours (10 am).
NB - These times may be flexible depending upon the booking schedule of the villa (please contact the Villa Owners in advance).

Notes on Prices:
Prices include electricity which also includes free air conditioning.

These are available for
*Up to 2 persons occupation.
*Up to 4 persons occupation.
*Bookings of 21 nights and longer.
*Repeat visits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Neo Chorio in Paphos region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1/F Master Bedroom: en-suite bathroom with toilet, wash basin and enclosed bath and shower 1/F Bedroom: en-suite bathroom with toilet, wash basin and enclosed shower G/F Bedroom: immediate access to a bathroom with toilet, wash basin and enclosed shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1/F Master Bedroom: 1 large double four-poster bed 1/F Bedroom: 1 large double bed G/F Bedroom: 2 large single beds (normally configured as bunk beds to allow for a massage chair) All Bedrooms: bedside cabinets, fitted wardrobes and private balcony
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: The villa is furnished and maintained to a very high standard with much of the décor originating in the Far East and brought to Cyprus by the villa owners. All rooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning units for use in the hotter summer months and central heating radiators to maintain comfortable temperatures during the cooler winter periods. Please note that whilst no additional charge is made for air conditioning it should be used carefully and doors/windows kept closed whilst in use to prevent energy wastage. The villa has a no smoking inside policy. Pets are not allowed. IMPORTANT: Please do NOT make any payments for staying at Villa Zefyros, NOR assume that you have booked the villa, UNTIL you have spoken with Keith or Wendy Watkins on the telephone numbers provided in this advertisement. Outside: The villa is detached and surrounded by gravelled garden areas on several levels which have hedges, shrubs and trees ensuring a good level of privacy whilst blending in well with the surrounding wild foliage. The private 8 metre X 4 metre infinity/vanishing edge swimming pool is situated in front of the villa's verandah and overlooks the main garden and has spectacular panoramic views of the Akamas Peninsula hills and coastline of Chrysochou Bay. The pool has a minimum depth of 1.0 metre and a maximum depth of 1.57 metres. There is plenty of outdoor furniture consisting of adjustable sun-beds, chairs, large dining table, several large sun shading umbrellas and a swing facing west to savour the setting sun over the Akamas Peninsula whilst enjoying a pre-dinner cocktail! There is also a small "sundowner" table and chairs at the bottom of the garden. A small gas barbecue is also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bed linen and beach towels are provided free of charge and are changed weekly. The villa is cleaned weekly. The swimming pool is cleaned, tested and treated (if required) twice weekly and if possible this will be done whilst guests are away. Other: There is an outside storeroom for swimming pool air-beds, sun-bed lounger cushions etc.

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