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Traditional Stone Village House With Private Pool And Stunning Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Traditional Stone Built House in Maroni Village near Larnaca, Cyprus - This Peaceful Location Offers The True Cyprus Experience There Is No Better Place To Relax

There are many attractions in the area for those interested in archeology, bird watching, biking, hiking and water sports. The surrounding picturesque villages offer fabulous eating places and many superb fish tavernas can be found at the renowned Zygi Marina. Car hire is recommended and a five minute drive will take you to quiet beaches where you can bathe in the cool crystal waters of the Mediterranean Sea. We are also conveniently located midway between the major cities of Nicosia, Larnaca (30 minutes from the International Airport) and Limassol leading to the Troodos Mountain range.

Property Manager
Linda Thomson Zeini
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, greek, arabic
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Linda Thomson Zeini

My name is Linda and I was born in Scotland. I moved abroad to continue my career in the hotel industry. I have lived in Cyprus for 23 years, I am married and have one daughter.

The renovation of the village house in Maroni was a labour of love and a dream come true. There is a special magic and charm about the property that I hope you too will experience.

Linda Thomson Zeini purchased this villa in 1998

Why Linda Thomson Zeini chose Larnaca region

Maroni is a beautiful traditional Cypriot village with fantastic views from its hill top location leading down to the Mediterranean Sea.

What makes this villa unique

You get a True Cyprus Experience ....

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely and charming house

A lovely house, charming & full of character. Sitting, sipping, on the deck in the evening sun - there's no better place to be! Really going to miss the views! Thanks so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home! Hope to return one day!

Steve & Vicky Deeble, Brisbane, Australia (2008)

Idyllic spot

An idyllic spot and a super home. So quiet, would recommend to all.

Mark Johnson, Nicosia (2009)

Lovely views

We really liked the house, especially the terrace for breakfasts and in the evening. There's always a nice breeze going and lovely views. We defnitely would like to come back and recommend it to our friends.

Yasmin & Steve, Basel, Switzerland (2009 /10)

Superb views

We have had 6 months in this charming home and had a great time relaxing on the patio. The winter months have been very warm, the views are superb from here. What more can we say, thank you Linda for everything.

Kath & John Holt, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, UK (2011)
Jul 2011
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Maroni Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
  • The main house has 2 toilet/shower rooms, one on the ground and the other larger one on the first floor which also features a bidet. The annexe has an en suite toilet/shower, making a total of 3 bathroom facilities.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Double bed on 1st Floor (accessed by spiral staircase). Bedroom 2 with 3 foot Twin beds on 1st Floor (accessed by spiral staircase). Bedroom 3 with large Twin beds (en suite annexe) Overlooking the pool and garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Our agreement with you: when you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of the Booking Conditions. Your booking deposit: when you make your booking in advance you must pay a deposit of 25%. The balance of the price of your booking must be paid in full two months before arrival to receive confirmation. Emlinz retreat also requires a copy of either a passport or a driving license as a form of identification which should be supplied before arrival. Damage deposit: a refundable breakages/damages deposit of euro 200 is required and payable on arrival. This will be returned on your departure, after inspection. Outside: There are several multi level courtyards and two large terraces, one of which is covered overlooking a mature garden with many citrus, fruit and palm trees. The views from here are stunning and there is ample space to fire up the BBQ and sit comfortably in the many arm chairs provided to watch the sun set over the valley. The 7x4 meter pool (1.20 - 1.65 meters deep NO DIVING) is located in the centre of Emlinz Retreat and is not overlooked by neighbours. There are many sun loungers, tables and chairs to enable our guest to find their personal space to kick back and enjoy their vacation under the Cyprus Sun. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide bed linen and guest towels, however Pool towels are NOT available. The property will be cleaned once a week and new linen and towels provided. Other: Previous guests have particularly enjoyed their evening cocktails whilst sitting on the covered terrace watching the sun set over the valley leading down to the sea. It is a very relaxing and peaceful spot and you are also surrounded by the mature garden.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Traditional Stone Village House With Private Pool And Stunning Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful home in a charming traditional village with views and a convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful Christmas holiday at "Emlinz Retreat" in Maroni. The weather was uncommonly rainy, but the house was a very comfortable place for our family of five (parents with three young-adult children) to relax and prepare our own holiday fare. The house is traditional and charming, but also fully functional and spacious. In are many rooms, plus the annex across the courtyard, so there was more than enough space for all in our group. The kitchen is large and fully-equipped and we put it to full use with holiday baking. The dining room off the kitchen is huge -- with large windows on three sides it was a lovely place to watch the rain or to look for rainbows over the fields leading to the sea.

Maroni is a quaint rural town and the house is very near the postcard-pretty village center. There is a church and a very convenient little grocery store just a few minutes WALKING from the house. There is also a charming little coffee shop that serves beer and wine, as well as coffee and tea, just a block from the house.

Maroni is close to the sea (3 minutes in a car to the nearest beach) and the fishing harbor town of Zygi which have many great tavernas. Maroni is also convenient ( 5 min driving) from the main east-west highway. It's extremely peaceful and quiet in Maroni, but not far-removed from sites or services. It was a great home-base for exploring the whole island.

The house was immaculate when we arrived and Linda made an extra effort to include decorations for the holidays. Linda was a wonderful host who care of every detail in advance and made our stay comfortable and easy.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barry and Lettie Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am thrilled that you had a great vacation despite the weather and found everything you needed in the house to make your Christmas vacation complete. There is a certain magic to be found at Emlinz Retreat and I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your adventure. With warm regards Linda
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Fabulous holiday in a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday here in October, our first in over 10 years and we couldn't have chosen a better place. The house is absolutely gorgeous and there was more than enough room for all 5 of us. Linda couldn't have been more welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. The village itself is beautiful and is within easy reach of local ammenities which are just a short drive away. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent here and cannot wait to return. This is a truly stunning traditional Cypriot retreat and we cannot recommend it highly enough

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Millar Family Thank you so much for your lovely review and I am happy that you enjoyed your time spent at Emlinz Retreat. The house does work well for family gatherings and is large enough to find a corner for personal time should you so wish. I am looking forward to welcoming you all back hopefully for Christmas 2018. With warm regards Linda
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Perfect place for a relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

A stunningly beautiful home to unwind in lovely cyprus. We stayed in september, and linda's place was perfect for cocktails as the sun went down and al fresco dinners on the terrace. The pool was great, long enough to do some laps and the perfect temperature to cool off. The house is a lovely stone building but has every modern facility and linda was available for any questions. It has a great location, not too far from the airport and has stunning views over to the mediterranean. It's a great place to run from, through the village and down to the beach. The village itself is small, but has a shop and a great little square with a restaurant serving traditional cypriot food. It's an easy drive from the house to nearby beaches or further afield to limassol and nicosia. I would love to stay here on every holiday!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tanya I am so happy you found Emlinz Retreat and the surrounding countryside to your liking. It is indeed a great location for anyone interested in biking, hiking or in your case jogging. I do hope we can welcome you back very soon. With kind regards Linda
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Best villa holiday

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish this was the best villa holiday we have had.

Linda was great and so helpful with my continuous questions, she made some wonderful recommendations of places for us to visit.

The villa is unbelievable, traditional mixed with modern, it has everything you need and is in a great location.

Wonderful views out to the sea and it was lovely having the goats process past every morning. We spent enjoyable days around the pool and enjoying meals on the terrace. Oh and on an evening we would sit on the large swing chair on the upper balcony watching the sun set....ideal. The village is lovely and you have a small shop and larger supermarket at hand. Added bonus is the lovely restaurant in the old square called George's. The staff are great and all the food is cooked fresh on a grill, we had some great meals or you can just pop up on an evening for a drink.

There is a lovely village a few kilometres called Zigi with some wonderful fish restaurants.

I would highly recommend this villa and can't thank Linda enough for making it such a wonderful stay and we are coming back next year with our parents.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karri Thank you for your lovely review and I am thrilled that you had a great time at the villa and experiences the peace and tranquillity that the property has to offer. We most definitely look forward to welcoming you back next year with your family. Kind regards Linda
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There is nowhere better!

  • 5 of 5

We think our title says it all really - we have stayed all over the world in different types of accommodation, yet have never found anywhere to match this. It's a real home, where you can relax, mooch about and feel totally free and easy. Linda has furnished the cottage in an eclectic mix of East and West - lovely appealing colours and so comfortable and clean. Cook if you want to - or not - plenty of choice for restaurants or tavernas in the neighbourhood - all good, especially the fresh fish in the local village of Zyyi. Take a leisurely stroll through the village and feel like a Cypriot. We had the most wonderful two weeks and would recommend Emlinz Retreat to anyone from anywhere!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. With kind regards Linda
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All we could have hoped for...and more

  • 5 of 5

I really don't know where to start. I could write pages about this wonderful house but I'll try to keep it brief instead.

We met Linda as arranged just outside Larnaca airport to lead us to Maroni about 30 minutes away. She has that great knack of making you think you already know her and are just catching up.

The house is exactly as described except that maybe the description doesn't do it justice. I had a great time just looking around both in the house and gardens and Maroni village. We loved the fact that Maroni and Zygi just along the coast (where we mostly ate) are traditional Cypriot villages but the motorways to just about everywhere are only a few minutes away...although the B roads are just about as good, quieter and more scenic.

We are definitely looking to return and next time hopefully for longer to allow us to spend more time at the house but also be able to explore more of Cyprus.

I can't imagine that anyone could stay at Emlinz Retreat and not have a great time.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dave and Chris We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the magic that Emlinz Retreat has to offer. We most certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the future. All the very best Linda
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Tsada Golf
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Limassol - Nicosia Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
46 Kilometres
Troodos Mountain range
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

A regular art class meets every Tuesday in Maroni village and guests are welcome.


Car hire is recommended and a 5 minute drive will take you to quiet beaches where you can bathe in the cool crystal waters of the Mediterranean Sea. For the more adventurous, Mackenzie Beach Tourist area which is a 30 minute drive to Larnaca offers many water sports and restaurant and bar facilties. Limassol hosts the fabulous Fassouri Water Park where kids and adults alike can have hours of fun.


Car hire is essential. The nearest airport is Larnaca International Airport which is a 30 minute drive to Maroni. Directions can be sent by email.


Maroni village is situated on a hillside 5 minutes drive from the Mediterranean Sea. It is conveniently located midway between the major cities of Nicosia Larnaca and Limassol. It is 30 minutes drive from Larnaca International Airport.

There is a small Coop supermarket in the village itself but larger stores,fruit markets, bakery and a chemist can be found in Zygi, which is only 10 minutes drive from Maroni.

Further Details:

The swimming pool facilities are for the exclusive use of residents only. Residents shall use the swimming pool and surrounding area at their OWN RISK as there is no lifeguard in attendance.

Children under the age of twelve (12) years are not permitted in the pool area unless under adult supervision. The use of snorkels or breathing tubes in the pool is not recommended.

There is a strict NO DIVING policy.


Rates & Availability

Maroni Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
OFF Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $218.83

Booking Notes:
Please see 'notes on accommodation'.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Price includes accommodation and air conditioning. Booking Terms and Conditions can be emailed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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