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Villa Potamos, Private Pool And Sea Views with free wi-fi

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Ayia Thekla, Nr. Ayia Napa, Cyprus - Peaceful Location, 100 Metres To Beach

This luxury 3 bedroom detached villa, with sea views and own pool has been furnished to a very high standard and is situated 100m away from the sea and 150m from the beautiful fishing village of Potomos. Ayia Thekla's beautiful coastline is directly in front of the villa for you to explore the rock pools and small sandy bays which are dotted along the coast. There is a private pool to cool off on those hot sunny days with 2 large pergola covered patios when you need some shade to relax.. The large private BBQ for those magical nights in, is made so special by being so close to the sea. An ideal location for a relaxing, but close enough to all of the entertainment Ayia Napa has to offer. The villa is fully equipped and is fully air conditioned with all mod cons and internet. Have a day out at Water World, Europe’s largest water park which is less than 5 min away by car. Or enjoy a short walk to the beautiful fishing harbour with it’s famous fish restaurants.

Stephen Studds
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

About Stephen Studds


I live in a small village called Wootton between Oxford and Abingdon with my wife Eileen.

Stephen Studds purchased this villa in 2009

Why Stephen Studds chose Sotira

Set in an idyllic natural area with a pretty fishing harbour opposite with two great restaurants we like to holiday there a couple of times a year. Being so close to to the sea, just 100 metres and the superb walks is why we fell in love with the Villa and Cyprus.

What makes this villa unique

With everything on hand and the fun of Ayia Napa just a few minutes away.


Sotira Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Sorry, no same sex young groups When vacating villa, please ensure that the villa is left tidy and all washing up done and barbecue cleaned.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and basin. Main bathroom with shower, wc and basin Bedroom 2. Ground floor bathroom with shower, wc and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, 1 large double bed, seaview and balcony (first floor). Bedroom 2, 1 large double bed, sea view and balcony (first floor). Bedroom 3 – 2 single beds sea view (ground floor). Sofabed x 2 in lounge. Air con throughout.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Potamos villa is a great place for a family holiday or a quiet retreat. The location is picturesque and idyllic with the unique and historic pretty fishing harbour opposite with it's renowned fish restaurants. The villa itself is a modern luxury villa with all the expected mod-cons including internet. Each bedroom has remote control air-conditioning / heating unit and large fitted wardrobes. Children can enjoy the PlayStation and games along with watching films on the DVD provided by the owner. There is also a full size table tennis top with bats etc for fun for all the family. A complimentary welcome pack is provided on arrival. Children must be supervised when using pool. This is strictly a no smoking villa but smoking is allowed on the premises outside. The villa is suitable for families including children but please be aware that we do not accept bookings from young same sex groups and all bookings are subject to our terms and conditions. Outside: Outside the villa is the very tempting south facing private pool which is a generous size measuring 7 X 3.5 meters, with a pool shower. We have a large barbecue with built in sink, lighting and electrical points for you to try your culinary skills. The villa is set on a good sized plot, with plenty of room for sunbathing and playing with the children. There are 6 sun loungers to relax on and a 6 seater patio set. The perimeter of the villa is walled and fencing and gated so making it safe for children to play. Utility Room: Ironing board, iron, large understairs store cupboard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before and after each let and clean bed linen and towels are provided at the beginning of the let and each week during longer stays. Cleaning during your stay can be arranged. Other: Parking on the front driveway. Large sunbathing/playing area at side of property. Check in is 4pm and check out 12 noon.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic place!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous, clean Villa and would highly recommend. From booking to our stay was made very easy with Gill sorting out transport and helping us with local knowledge. Highly recommend the minibus service to and from the airport. The villa is a away from local amenities local supermarket approx 40min walk in Thelka (well stocked and the cheapest) so hire a car or we used the local buses (dead easy 1.50 euros in Aiya Napa) or a taxi for 6 people (15 euros) a little tip stand at the bus stop and taxis just stop to take you (bartar) cheaper than booking one.

Thank you for a wonderful time x

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you return soon.
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Villa Potamos, Ayia Thekla - perfect place for a family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after midnight due to flight delays. The directions given by the villa owner were excellent and we had absolutely no problem in finding it in the dark.

There were three generations staying in the villa and it was perfect for all.

We were left a very well stocked welcome pack in the fridge upon our arrival.

The kitchen was well equipped and the villa was clean and tidy.

It was so lovely to have a shower room for each of the three bedrooms which made getting ready to go out in the evenings so much quicker.

The pool was a great way of cooling off and we made good use of the outside area.

None of us wanted to go home at the end of our holiday as it was so relaxing. Villa Potamos is in the ideal position for beaches with Bandi Golden Beach a few minutes drive away. We all loved the taverna on the beach at Potamos, where the fish is so fresh and the staff made us all feel so welcome, especially the children. This taverna always had local families eating outside, always a good sign.

One of our party would go for an early walk each morning and saw all the fishing boats returning after their night's fishing, which she found fascinating.

We all want to return to Ayia Thekla and are already looking for available dates for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you as guests and we hope you come back soon. Thanks again. Kindest regards Stephen
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  • 5 of 5

A truly great week's holiday spent at his fantastic Villa, great communication from Stephen with the booking, very detailed driving directions to the villa, upon arriving at the vill we were met be jill who is amazing gives you a full tour of villa showing how everything works, nice little welcome hamper in fridge which was a nice touch. The villa is in a very nice gated community and felt very secure, inside the villa is fantastic, 3 bathrooms which is great when you on holiday wit your wife and teenage daughter, the beds very were comfy and the air con was great. lots of info inside the villa of places to visit and eat, outside the pool was just great, plenty of sunshine all day and right up until the sun goes down, nice dining table outside under cover and nice seating area as well. a balcony upstairs which we used every night for pre drinks before we went out and to see the sun set. i will be definitely be booking this villa again for next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments
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Stunning villa in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family for nearly 2 weeks and had the most wonderful time. The villa was immaculate, with all the facilities and luxuries you can imagine, there was even a beautifully presented welcome basket upon our arrival. There is a lovely pool, where I spent a lot of time sunbathing and cooling off in the day, followed by BBQs in the evening, with all equipment provided.

Easy access to the beach, where there is a path for great walks, jogs and bike rides. You can hire bikes from Ayia Napa, which is only 5ks away. Great for evenings out too!

There is a local fish restaurant on the beach opposite, where I tasted locally caught fresh fish. Fantastic!

A wonderful place to holiday, would definitely come back again with friends and/or family!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Your Home in the Sunshine

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a late break with my husband and family. What a treat. The Villa and the weather were both spectacular. What a fantastic find. Near all the towns and restaurants but an Oasis of peace and tranquility. Potomas has two of the best Fish restaurants in Cyprus. Go there for Sunday lunch and you will find all the locals and Cypriots from Nicosia have discovered this wonderful secret destination. The beach at Ayia Thekla is everything you can imagine for a paradise beach, with a fantastic restaurant nearby. Also great market their on a Wed. Walked there from the. Villa. Visit the sweet little Church also nearby.

The Villia was well equipped and spotless. Lots of wardrobe and storage space. Outside BBQ great, 3 bathrooms a great bonus. Breakfast beside the pool with the sun shining in November - can't beat it.

We will be back

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I rarely leave reviews, but this villa deserves feedback as it was PERFECT. It is a professional , smooth and hassle free process from the moment you enquire. Everything is catered for before you go and on arrival we were greeted by Jill and (Jills mum?) who are delightful. They gave us a lovely welcome, a great brief on the property; not too long and were at the end of the phone if we needed anything. The fridge was loaded with welcome goodies, so if you get there late, you will have enough food for a meal.....for another 3 days! All you need is at hand in the detailed info book in the villa. It was clean, cool and in a great location; close to Ayia Napa, but not too close! A short walk from the delightful Potomas harbour and its GREAT fish restaurants.

Its a good 40 second walk to the beach......which may have been our own private beach.

The villa is super clean, cool, well furnished and functional. The wi-fi was better than it is at home! We had a choice of English TV channels and Playstation 2 games, whichvkept the kids entertained (that's when we could get them out of the pool). There was also a gas BBQ with coals and hot plate, outdoor lighting, plenty of comfy chairs, tables and sunbeds. I could go on, but I think it is superb value for money and would find it hard for anyone to be disappointed if they were to stay there. THANK YOU Steve, Jill........and Jills mum!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Cyprus is one of the few countries in the world where you can go skiing and sunbathe on the same day. Skiing is available at Troodos between the months of January and March, the highest point being Mt. Olympus. The Cyprus Ski Club has 4 ski lifts, 2 of these are on the North face of Mt Olympus and are 350 and 500 metres long, the other 2 lifts are in the "Sun Valley" area south of Mt Olympus and are 150 metres long. The drive from the villa to the Troodos is approx. 1 hour.


Sandy bays and rocky inlets surround the villa. A few minutes drive from the villa you will find Ayia Thekla beach with its white sand and crystal clear water. It's protected from the waves by a small island just offshore which you can wade/swim to. All along the beaches of Ayia Napa facilities for all sea sport are provided including windsurfing, water skiing, sailing canoes, pedals, motor boats, scooters, speed boats, parachutes, scuba diving and more. Try the deserted bays next to Potamos.


Larnaca airport is approx 30 minutes drive away on the excellent motorway link. Airport collection and return can be arranged, price on request.


Larnaca Airport - 30 mins drive.

Ayia Napa - 10 mins drive (harbour, tavernas, banks, bars, shops, nightlife, The Square).

Paralimni - supermarket and banks, 15-20 min drive.

Nicosia - 60 mins drive.

Paphos - 180 mins drive.

Water World - Europe's largest - 5 mins drive,

Protaros - 20 mins drive,

Troodos Mountains - 90 mins drive,

Dekalia - 20 mins drive (Fish and Chips on the beach),

Famugusta - 25 mins drive (The ghost town).

Further Details:

The town of Ayia Napa is approx 10 minutes drive with its historic monastry, cosmopolitan nightlife and vibrant harbour.

Waterworld is approx a 5 minute drive from the villa.

This stretch of coastline has some stunning scenery and secluded bays to explore (perfect for that private sunbathe). Visit Cape Greco National Park (popular with divers) and stunning at sunset, or the many nearby greek villages such as Sotira, Vrysoulles or Liopetri. Potamos Harbour is also within walking distance and has 2 small family run tavernas for you to sample - You must try the fish meze! The road from Potamos to Ayia Napa is lined with bustling nightlife, tavernas and bars ranging from chic romantic to family style.

Ayia Napa is noted for its harbourside fish restaurants with an abundance of fresh local catches. As the town has developed there is now an international flavour to the town with Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Argentinian, Mexican restaurants and of course the traditional Cypriot tavernas serving mouth watering dishes to suit all budgets. You must try the Cypriot meze maybe washed down with an ouzo!

This area of Cyprus is very popular for weddings and the villa is suitable for guests coming over for this purpose combining their holiday at the same time. Our neighbours and the locals are very friendly and welcoming.

Our guests have said;

We had a lovely holiday and it was nice to find that the villa was exactly as described and as shown in the photos.... Suzanne and Graeme Winship, Surrey.

Fantastic Villa and location was perfect,our second visit. Michelle Albone, Nottingham.

'We had a fantastic holiday, thank you, the villa met all our expectations and needs' Jill Overton, Telford


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $418.47

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking (non-refundable on cancellation). Full balance required 8 weeks before arrival. A £300 security bond is required when paying balance. Fully refundable after satisfactory inspection by our property manager. The villa is only suitable for a maximum of 6 persons. Under no circumstances must the party size exceed the original booking. Please be aware this villa is situated in a quiet location with permanent residence on site.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days can be flexible and we try to suit clients who are looking for any number of days. Most airlines fly into Cyprus on a Sunday and a Wednesday, so these are the common change over dates.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. These prices are already discounted compared to large rental companies.
Discount of 5% if booked for 2 weeks.
Discount of 10% for 3 weeks or more.
There are no extra charges.
Long term rental considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.