3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, tiled pool, very private, overlooking the sea, table tennis, large garden.
Mrs Viv Peyton
About Mrs Viv Peyton
We bought a field and designed the villa ourselves, at a time when only a small proportion of the land could be built on. It has been our much loved holiday home ever since and we have added to the villa and garden over the years. We hope that anyone who goes to stay there, will love it as much as we do.
Mrs Viv Peyton purchased this Villa in 1980
Why Mrs Viv Peyton chose Paphos
We loved the Chlorakas area and it has never disappointed us. It is possible to go to Paphos for more cosmopolitan restaurants and fun but also to be out of the mainstream of tourism and we are well situated for Coral Bay, the Akamas peninsula and over the hills, to go boating and snorkeling at Latchi. Chlorakas itself is a charming village with a beautiful church at its centre, and it has not followed other villages in losing its traditional character. The Famagusta tavern is a short walk away and offers friendly and delicious food and local wine.
What makes this Villa unique
Very few villas for rent in Cyprus have either the size or maturity of garden or the privacy that our villa offers to our tenants. There is shade where needed but also sunny areas for sunbathing, beautiful sea views and a gentle breeze that protects from the heat of the summer in Paphos.
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We have stayed at the villa four times now, although there has been a gap between our last visit and this one.
The alterations to the bathrooms was lovely but not much else had changed. Still a lovely quiet location which was much appreciated considering the amount of building that is happening in Cyprus.
The only thing I would mention is that there were a lot of things falling out of the grapevine that bit us constantly.
Overall we had a lovely three weeks at the villa, and thank you Viv for allowing us to stay there again.
Margaret and John Marshall
Lovely traditional well maintained villa, with a good size pool, with plenty of sun loungers. The garden is beautiful, just keeps giving. Situated in a very peaceful location.
Thank you Lesley for your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the villa, pool and particularly the garden. We try to keep adding to it. Do come again to see!
A beautiful villa to relax in the sun!
This is my third visit to this stunning well appointed villa, within large beautifully maintained mature gardens planted with a wide range of plants and flowering shrubs. There are three good size double bedrooms with two recently refurbished bathrooms. There is a good size pool which is always kept clean. The location up the hill provides stunning views over the sea with a specially located sitting area to make the most of this. It is only a short walk to the centre of Chlorakas, which has just undergone major improvement and where there are good restaurants, in particular the family run, Famagusta and an excellent take away with a good range of kebabs. The local supermarket is now open 24 hours on Saturdays, to accommodate arrival at all times. Chlorakas has several festivals, churches and an open air theatre. It is a short drive to many beautiful beaches, historic sites and other locations. I look forward to returning in the future.
A well appointed and well loved villa
We have just come back from a 2 week holiday in Cyprus. On arrival we had a much appreciated welcome pack which was perfect as we had a late flight. The villa was brilliant, beautifully clean with a fantastic patio area overlooking the pool. We found it really comfortable and perfectly equipped for our 2 week stay with plenty of games to play whilst sitting under the vines on the patio. The villa is really well located to supermarkets, beaches and restaurants.
The garden is a real oasis, we had many happy days relaxing by the pool, playing table tennis and generally watching the wildlife. When we weren’t swimming we loved going for little nature hunts around the garden.
This our 3rd visit and can’t recommend it enough. We love the island and would definitely recommend renting a 4x4 car. A few days were spent out and about, Turtle bay (Akamas Peninsular) was probably our favourite as we were lucky enough to see a baby turtle being released into the sea. Viklari was absolutely amazing and the best BBQ on the island and Latchi a real highlight. Agios Georgios is still a favourite place for a Keo watching the sun go down.
Highly recommended and the owners were really friendly and helpful!
Thanks for your review of our villa. We are very glad you had such a good time and enjoyed the villa and gardens so much. We have plans for further improvements to the garden and hope you will come back to explore again!
Best Wishes, Viv
Great villa, perfect for relaxing
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Lizard Rock. The garden, pool & patio area are really beautiful and private and the terrace is great. Diana for the cleaning & linen change and Andy for the pool did a splendid job and were very helpful. There's a number of decent restaurants within 20 mins walk (Caravelle, Sienna & Famagusta were our favourites) and a very good bus service between Paphos & Coral Bay just 10 mins walk down the hill. Will certainly consider coming back.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Wonderful Relaxing Holiday
I can't recommend Lizard Rock Villa highly enough.
It was literally a little corner of paradise.
The villa itself is well appointed, spotlessly clean and beautifully cool.
The weather was amazing and perfect for relaxing by the pool, lizard watching, playing table tennis, boules or cooking a delicious lunch on the bbq which we ate on the terrace overlooking the sea.
The gardens are stunning and filled with fruit trees and bushes - oranges, lemons, grape vines, mango... The smell in the garden is heady and floral.
The villa looks directly west which means we watched the sun set and sink away. Just incredible.
It is well placed for Coral Bay with it's white sandy beach and azure waters, Pathos which has a harbour full of restaurants and ice cream parlours plus a new large shopping mall, the Troodos Mountains and numerous vineyards and historic sights.
Very much hoping to go again next year!
Thanks very much for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed both the villa and the garden and clearly had a lovely holiday. We look forward to hearing from you again!
Lizard Rock Villa is in a quiet residential area with lovely sea views, set in a large mature garden, within easy reach of Paphos and Coral Bay and close to the beautiful Akamas Peninsular and Lara Bay.
Nearby Coast and Beaches:
From the villa, it is just a 10 minute walk to the sea where you can swim from a small pebbled beach and walk the coastal path all the way to the harbour in Paphos. For larger sandy beaches you can drive or take a 10 minute bus ride to Coral Bay where there are 2 very nice beaches and a wide variety of water sports. A slightly longer drive takes you into wildlife sanctuary of the Akamas Peninsular. There you will soon come to the beautiful hilltop taverna called Viklari or 'The Last Castle'. It is family run and very friendly. You sit at stone tables under grape vines, sampling the best barbecue we have found in Cyprus! Returning there from a day on Lara beach and sipping your first ice cold Keo is just heaven and not to be missed! Do book in advance from the card in the villa as it is very popular.
A little further on along a rough track, you will come to Lara bay where there are two lovely beaches. The first has a taverna overlooking the beach and the sea, but the second beach is free of habitation and is just wonderful. It is where the turtles come in and make their nests and is unspoilt. The sea sparkles it is so clear and swimming there, looking out over the hills of the Akamas is truly magical. We never miss it!
If you have rented a little 4 wheel drive you can drive on from Lara along the coastal path to Latchi. Or you can go back to the tarmac road and drive over the hills, sampling beautiful views of the island as you go. This takes about 30 minutes but it is well worth the drive. The beaches at Latchi are less sandy but the swimming and the snorkelling are fantastic. It is also a great place to have a go at diving for a day or you can take your own boat out and explore the lovely coast. We do this every trip and eat at one of the fish tavernas that line the coast there and offer all the local fish, fresh from the sea.
Paphos airport is only 20 minute drive from the villa. Our agent can arrange a taxi to pick you up and bring you to the villa or car hire is relatively cheap. It is not essential to have a car as the bus service into Paphos and to Cora Bay is frequent. However, to really see the best of the surrounding areas, car hire for some of your stay would be advised and a little 4 wheel drive means you can really explore the Akamas. We use a cheap local service and are happy you give you his details. He knows the villa well and can bring the car to you the morning after you arrive or meet you with the car at the airport.
Chlorakas village is 5 minutes walk from the villa, where there is a bank, an excellent taverna called the Famagusta, a fishmonger, two good Greek take away, traditional cafes, as well as more modern cafes and bars. A 5 minute walk the other way takes you to a little shop which in Cyprus is called a kiosk and which sells the basics. A little further away is a larger supermarket, called Papantoniou, which still sells all the local produce but where you can get anything you may need. There are many additional shops nearby, including a pharmacy, a hairdressers and a bakery.
A short drive away, Paphos is a thriving town and the best Roman mosaics in the world are to be found there, as well as many high quality Greek and cosmopolitan restaurants. Fish is a speciality and a meal on the harbour overlooking the sea and Paphos castle is a lovely evening out. For the young at heart Paphos also has a very lively night life, with many bars, clubs and discos.
Coral Bay has many restaurants and night life and is a toned down version of the one in Paphos. It is one of the oldest British areas in this part of Cyprus and tends towards British pubs and restaurants, whereas Chlorakas is much smaller and has retained more of its traditional flavour. The little harbour of Agios Georgious is a bit further on from Coral Bay along the coast, passing the Sea Caves where there are fascinating rock formations and views to enjoy. There is another beautiful taverna overlooking the sea with a wide menu including delicious fish caught that day.
Latchi has a different coastline, with its pebbly beaches and calm, clear sea. It has a gorgeous marina and boating and snorkelling are a must during your stay. Another great area for learning to water ski and sailing or wind surfing is Pissouri Bay to the East of Paphos about 40 minutes drive away. There is also kite surfing nearby and the tavernas on the neighbouring Avdimou beach offer a more casual experience and a very safe, sandy beach to enjoy.