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Quiet And Secluded 3 Bedroom Villa With Very Private Pool In Peyia, Near Paphos

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Peyia, Paphos, Cyprus - Located In A Quiet Cul De Sac, Within Walking Distance Of The Village Supermarkets And Tavernas

This villa is named ‘Yiamas’ after the Greek word meaning “cheers!” in Cyprus. It is an unusual and welcoming name for an unusual and welcoming villa. Unlike many villas for rent, Yiamas is the main over-wintering home of the owners and it is furnished with their favourite belongings, collected over many years of life in South East Asia. They have poured their hearts into this home and opened it up for you to enjoy a memorable holiday. Yiamas has been featured in the Design Magazine Inside Readers Homes. At the same time, Villa Yiamas has been designed by the owners to be a haven of modern comfort and convenience. The owners are hoteliers and they have designed this villa to a 4-Star standard.

Judith Clements
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About Judith Clements

We lived in South East Asia for 16 years and collected many treasures and antiques during our travels. Several of these are at Yiamas, including the wonderful Japanese staircase cupboard (kaidan tansu). We have put our heart into the place and hope it shows. We now live in England but come to Yiamas as often as possible during the winter. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Judith Clements purchased this villa in 2000

Why Judith Clements chose Peyia

Peyia is a lovely, peaceful hillside village. It had all we needed when we bought the villa, but now that it is so popular many more shops, restaurants, bars and other facilities have appeared. A medical centre is about to open and a post office opened a couple of years ago. We are away from the tourist area of Coral Bay but it is only a five minute drive for those who want the more typical holiday facilities. The lovely Lara beach is nearby and we are only a 35 minute drive from Paphos Airport. Paphos Harbour is just 15 minutes away. It is a peaceful hideaway near to everything you need.

What makes this villa unique

As this is our winter home it is much more personal than a standard rental property. Guests have said it is like being in a home rather than a rented villa. The privacy of the pool is the other major advantage that is so often commented on by our guests. It is completely private and is not overlooked at any point. The roof terrace gives wonderful views and is so nice in the early evening as the sun is setting. It also means that you can find a sunny spot at the villa throughout the entire day.

We still have sea views from the roof terrace and from the main terrace (although we do have to plead with our neighbour to keep the growth down to keep the view here!). We sit on the outside terrace all morning, even in winter if the sun is out. It's a must to have breakfast here each day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Simply wonderful. Such a shame we only had 1 week booked. Already thinking about next year.... (Note from Judith - they even talked about buying Yiamas!)
Sep 2016
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Peyia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • There are two bathrooms in the villa, both lined with attractive tiles. One is a full bathroom with an over-sized bath, separate shower stall, extra-large sink and WC. The other is a shower room with sink, WC and washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with patio doors leading out to the pool area Twin bedroom overlooking front garden Twin bedroom looking out to side garden area. Plenty of drawer and hanging space for your clothes, ceiling fans and air conditioners (extra local charge)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Villa Yiamas has been designed by the owners to be a haven of modern comfort and convenience: - The well-equipped and easy to use kitchen is open-plan to the dining area for easy conversation during meal preparation and service. - Three comfortable and quiet bedrooms ensure you get a good sleep at night. - Two bathrooms with beautiful tiling. - A romantic ‘al-fresco’ dining patio overlooks the private, crystal-clear, floodlit pool. - The roof terrace is a great place at sunset for an evening drink with views over the village to the sea. - Ceiling fans plus Air-conditioning and tiled floors throughout keep you cool in the hot summers. - Internet TV, DVD and WI-FI Broadband keep you entertained and in touch with the world. The owners are hoteliers and they have designed this villa to a 4-Star standard. Outside: The outdoor dining terrace provides a lovely sunny spot to enjoy an al fresco breakfast or lunch. The glass/steel table seats six and can accommodate a large parasol. You will spend a lot of time sitting, eating, drinking and chatting here! The roof terrace always offers a stunning view down the hillside to the sea. There is a table and chairs and a couple of sun-beds which are never in the shade! This is a fabulous spot to sit with your sun-downer and watch the sky colours change towards sunset. The lovely pool offers a great way to cool off in the hotter months. It is surrounded by low stone walls and planters. It catches the full sun from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer season but is totally secluded and never overlooked. There are sunbeds, several parasols, two BBQ units and a spectacular ‘Sunsail’ to provide shade if required. In the evenings, turn the down-lighters on around the pool for a great atmosphere. One guest described this area as the best private pool in Cyprus! Utility Room: The washing machine is housed in the shower room to keep noise to a minimum. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price. Pool towels are also provided. The villa is cleaned mid stay for two week bookings and linen and towels will be changed at that time. Other: Our beautiful Cyprus stone archway divides the open plan living area. The huge window in the lounge provides a great view of the pool area and allows you to keep an eye on those in the pool.


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Quiet And Secluded 3 Bedroom Villa With Very Private Pool In Peyia, Near Paphos
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 22 reviews

Home From Home

  • 5 of 5

Wow this is just what you want if your looking for a home whilst out in Cyprus rather than a bland apartment or corporate villa. Everything that you could wish for and need is there even down to uk TV if you actually could tear yourself away from the side of the Pool . Shared photos on Facebook with family and friends and already they are asking for the details. Judith the owner is extremely approachable and easy to contact and very quick in her response time. After living in Peyia 15 yrs ago it was just like returning home to our villa every night.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, Brian. So glad you enjoyed it and were happy at Yiamas and enjoyed returning to Peyia. Hope to hear from you again. Best wishes, Judith
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Ideally situated, peaceful. Lots of room and lovely pool

  • 4 of 5

Spent 10 days in the villa. Had a great time. Alternated between pool and beach

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I would be really grateful if you would email me to let me know how we missed getting five stars from you. I'm always keen to get feedback. Many thanks, Judith
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a wonderful 9 days staying at Villa Yiamas. The villa was everything we hoped it would be and more. It was extremely well equipped and the pool was lovely (and a godsend in the hot weather!). We loved being able to stroll into the village for dinner and it's a great base to explore further afield from too. Can't wait to come again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, Olivia. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa Yiamas and that you would like to come again. We have had two sets of repeat guests this year after staying at Yiamas last year, which is great. We are so happy when our guests love the place as much as we do. Best wishes, Judith
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A True Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Villa Yiamas was a perfect home away from home for my week and a half in Cyprus. The home was clean and comfortable and had all the accommodations needed. The location was perfect for me as I had business in Peyia while there. I particularly enjoyed the outdoor facilities (pool, roof-deck) and patio. I spend the majority of my time outside enjoying the view and wonderful weather. Working with Judith was a great experience and I could not have asked for anything more from the entire experience. In fact, should/when I return, Villa Yiamas will be the first place I will book and would recommend the home to ANY travelers to Cyprus and the Paphos / Peyia area.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tony. It is lovely to read your kind remarks and I am so glad that you enjoyed staying at Yiamas. You were our first guest of the 2017 season and it's great to get off to such a good start. We would love to have you stay again and hope to hear from you next year! Best wishes from Judith
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Wow - perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Villa Yiamas so much so that we can't wait to go back again. It was a home away from home with all amenities you could wish for. Very clean and spacious, pool area was lovely and private - could not fault it! Peiga is lovely, had lovely meals in the Pegia Tavern and the Grande. Coral bay is a 5 mins drive, easy to park - favourite restaurants were La Vigna and Rio Grande. Will definitely be going back again - can't wait!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself there and enjoyed the area around the villa as well. We would love to have you back!
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Stunning, well equipped & in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Being an extremely fussy lot it's not always easy finding a villa that meets everybody's requirements and expectations but I'm pleased to say that Yiamas delivered on all fronts. Judith, the owner was very informative and quick to respond to any queries or questions we had before and during our stay.

The villa itself is spacious and very well equipped with the right balance of being homely and personal to its owners but without making you feel like you are invading their home. The grounds and pool are simply perfect, its secluded, well laid out and is far better than it looks in the pictures. Just a small suggestion of a gas BBQ in place or additional to the coal one for ease of use.

Location wise I cannot fault it, if you feel like a stroll into town to eat or stock up on essentials it's just five minutes or for a bigger selection of shops and restaurants or the beautiful beaches just five minutes in the car down to Coral Bay.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Yiamas and will be recommending to family and friends. Should we decide to return to Peyia/Coral Bay we certainly couldn't imagine staying anywhere else.

Thank you Judith and Richard, hopefully we will be booking up again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed Yiamas. We look forward to hearing from you again.
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Car: recommended


The nearest beach is at Coral Bay, which is about a five minute drive away. There is also the beautiful Lara Beach about 30 minutes drive (some off track) away. Best to have a four wheel drive to get to this beautiful beach, famous for turtles laying their eggs there. There are beaches on the way into Paphos. Our favourite beaches are at Pissouri and Kourion, about a 40 minute drive away. Spend the day at the beach and drive back past Aphrodites Rock at sunset.


Paphos International Airport is about a 30 minute drive from the villa. It is very strongly recommended that you have a car when you stay at Yiamas. We have a very friendly and economical car hire firm that we can recommend.


Paphos town is about 15 minutes drive from Peyia. Coral Bay is just 5 minutes drive away. The hillside villages of Kathikas and Drousiea are 15 minutes away. Polis and Latchi harbour are a 30 minute drive,

Further Details:

Villa Yiamas is in the village of Peyia which lies in the foothills above Coral Bay in the Paphos region of Cyprus. Peyia is a traditional Cypriot Village which also contains a wide range of modern amenities and shops, without being a ‘tourist trap’. The centre of Peyia is a ten minute walk away from Villa Yiamas. You will find a good selection of Shops, Banks, Tavernas and Bars. The biggest local supermarket, Philippos, is behind the village church. They carry almost everything you will need and they open every day from early morning until late in the evening.

Below the church there are more shopping, eating and drinking places. There are Cafes, Tavernas and Bars which open all day for food and drinks and classic Village Restaurants which offer excellent Village Mezes.

Further down the hill in Peyia you will find more restaurants, a Fruit and Vegetable store, Bakeries, Butcher, Pharmacy, Medical Centre, Dentist, an Electrical store and some very good ‘take away’ restaurants including a Delicatessen, Chinese, Indian and even Fish ‘n Chips.

At the bottom of the hill just before Coral Bay there are two large supermarkets including another branch of Philippos, which offers a wide range of food and drink along with fresh counters selling meat, fish and Deli items.

Interesting places to visit nearby include:

St George’s (5 miles from Villa Yiamas): Home to a pretty harbour, small beach, church and cliff-top restaurant which offers superb views at sunset.

The Avacas Gorge (7 miles): The very deep and narrow Avacas Gorge offers an interesting walk just inside the southern gateway to the Akamas Nature reserve. Above the Gorge lies the isolated hilltop restaurant of Viklari’s Last Castle, nicknamed ‘Paradise’ by the owners of Villa Yiamas.

Lara Turtle Beach (9 miles): Lara is a quiet, secluded beach further inside the Akamas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $268.64

A security deposit of £200 (€240) will also be due at the time of the balance payment. This will be returned within three weeks of departure subject to any damage or losses assessed by the Villa Managers after the Guest has departed.

Changeover Day:
There is no specified changeover day. Guests may arrive after 3 p.m. on day of arrival and are required leave the property by 11 a.m. on day of departure so the property can be prepared for the next arrivals.

Notes on prices:
Prices are quoted in Pounds Sterling. Where there is an overlap with different rates an adjustment will be made to take into account the different rates.

A 25% deposit is due at the time of booking. The balance will be due 60 days prior to the date of arrival at the villa. If the booking is made within 60 days of the holiday rental the full amount will be due immediately.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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