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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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, protected 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 with an extensive DVD library, CD player, music library and dock for MP3 Player / iPod. The Internet TV system has a huge amount of television, You Tube, radio and video club stations/channels - there are over 6,000 films etc in the latter! 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 bedroom with fixed bunk beds and a 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 "Sunset Bar" complete with a wooden "pub garden table" to sit with a drink and enjoy the 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 village has a few tavernas (the nearest is a five minutes walk from the villa) and a small supermarket. 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.


Owner
Keith & Wendy Watkins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 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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Map

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are several excellent, clean and safe beaches within a very short drive of the villa. The nearest beaches at Latsi are 3 kilometres / 3 minutes drive.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Pafos International Airport - 52 kilometres / average 1 hour drive.

Larnaca International Airport - 170 kilometres / average 2 hours (or a little over) drive.

Because the villa enjoys a quieter location, hiring a vehicle is essential to visit the local villages (apart from Neo Chorio), towns and beaches, as well as for exploring the Akamas Peninsula and of course the many other lovely and interesting parts of this rural and historic island.

Distances:

Nearest Taverna (Pavlaras): 350 metres.

Local Village Centre - Neo Chorio: 1 kilometre.

Latsi Harbour: 3 kilometres.

Latsi Beaches: stretch approximately 2 kilometres east and 5 kilometres west, of Latsi Harbour.

Baths of Aphrodite: 5.8 kilometres.

Polis Chrysochous Town: 6.5 kilometres.

Kathikas: 19 kilometres.

Coral Bay: 34 kilometres.

Pafos Town: 42 kilometres.

Amenities

Neo Chorio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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: 1 large fixed bunk bed unit (and a massage chair) All Bedrooms: bedside cabinets, fitted wardrobes and private balcony
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
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 costly 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. Tel: +35726322886 or +35796516485. 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 1.6 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 and a "pub bench" on the roof. 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 cushions etc..

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank Keith,Wendy & Simon for such a lovely enjoyable holiday, the villa has everything & more with it's views and spotlessly clean and well looked after. The welcome pack was way above anything we have experienced before, its also the little touches that add to the quality and standard of the villa, we have stayed in many villas but this one is right up there at the top.

Finally you could not wish to meet a nicer more helpful family than Keith,Wendy & Simon Watkins, I would honestly recommend this villa to any couples and family's it caters for all.

Thank you

Regards

Rick & Anne

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed Rick and Anne for your kind words and we are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Villa Zefyros. We are also delighted that you intend staying at Villa Zefyros again next year and we look forward to welcoming you back! Yours, Keith, Wendy & Simon.
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Zefyros was spotlessly clean when we arrived – so much so that it felt as though no-one else had stayed there before. The description on the website is accurate which we feel is important and every home from home luxury has been thought of in order to make your stay comfortable. We can’t comment on the home entertainment system as it wasn’t switched on once! The village of Neo Chorio is tiny and quaint and if you choose to eat in one of the two tavernas in the village you will be eating with locals – always a good sign and they were very welcoming. The harbour area of Latchi is beautiful and lots of restaurants to choose from. It is walkable if you’re happy to stroll in the heat – but it does take 45 minutes. Perfect if you’re not in a hurry and then get a taxi back. Nissos taxis very good and they picked us up from the airport. We loved the tiny quant pebbly beach at Pomos (approx. 30 mins drive and very Mamma Mia) with a lovely taverna over looking the harbour. And also the Pachyammos beach a little further on than Pomos which was undeveloped and empty! Only us two on it! Personally I wouldn’t bother with the baths of Aphrodite but the beach there is interesting. After 11 years of renting private villas we would happily come back to Villa Zefyros (although we do tend not to go to the same place twice) and can easily recommend it to anyone who is thinking of going although not with teenagers who are looking for clubbing! Keith and Wendy were welcoming, provided an excellent welcome pack and were on hand if we needed them but did not intrude on our holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Nicky and Mark for submitting such a positive and comprehensive review of our Villa Zefyros and the surrounding area. When our guests are happy, then we are happy! We shall continue to prepare Villa Zefyros using the same philosophy for all future guests. Our best wishes and should you ever decide to holiday in the same place twice, then we shall of course be very pleased to welcome you back at Villa Zefyros! Yours, Keith, Wendy & Simon.
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5

Wonderful owners who made us feel so welcome in a beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebekah, we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your second holiday at Villa Zefyros and we look forward to seeing you all again sometime in the future. Our best wishes. Yours, Keith & Wendy.
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5

Stunning Villa in a stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Zefryos from 1st to 15th July 2017, two weeks is not long enough..

The Villa was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack was beyond belief. Wendy and Keith and their son Simon were both consummate professionals and extremely welcoming, nothing was too much trouble and they were always available for advice about the island.

The facilities at this Villa were extensive and nothing has been left to chance, the entertainments from a TV perspective were the best i have ever encountered, lots of channels and all the latest films ready to download and watch.

The pool area was fantastic and the panoramic views were stunning, I personally could never get used to that glorious view. We have already put in a request to return next year as this villa really is one in a million so if you are thinking of going here I am certain you will not be disappointed, my only concern is the more reviews this place gets the more difficult it will be to book, hence the reason we have already requested next year.

Thanks you Wendy, Kieth and Simon for making our holiday so memorable.

Kindest Regards,

Steve & Fran

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Steve and Fran for your very complimentary review and we are of course delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Zefyros so much so that you are coming back next year! Likewise we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay at the Villa and having the occasional chat together when we could answer your questions about Cyprus and the local area as best we could. We look forward to seeing you again in July 2018. Yours, Keith, Wendy & Simon.
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Keith and Wendy were really welcoming, and it was a perfect luxury villa for a relaxing, stress-free, getaway. The first time I'd ever had a private swimming pool to myself, and I made the most of it!

The views from the villa and the surrounding areas were gorgeous.

Ventured into the village round the corner a few times, went to a couple of lovely restaurants and rang the bell of the church! Drove to Latsi and Polis a few times, the harbours and eateries would have taken a lot more than a week to fully appreciate. Hope to return later in the year when the turtles are laying their eggs in a nearby beach and to get some snorkeling in. Overall, I had a fabulous stay, thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much - your very complimentary review is much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed staying at our Villa Zefyros as well as exploring the local area and that it has whetted your appetite to return to sunny Cyprus again ................. and maybe see the turtles! Yours, Keith, Wendy & Simon.
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5

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 !!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $328.9

Booking Notes:
VERY IMPORTANT: Do NOT make any payments NOR assume that your booking has been confirmed UNTIL you have SPOKEN with the Owners - Keith & Wendy Watkins on Tel: +357 96 516 485.

Dates may be held for 48 hours without obligation.
The Non Refundable 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.

IMPORTANT: FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE ARRIVAL DATE OTHERWISE THE VILLA'S KEYS WILL NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE.

Cancellation Policy [NB: Please IGNORE the 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.

Discounts:
Depending upon the season and/or circumstances, discounts may be available for:-
Up to 2 persons occupation, if only one bedroom is used.
Bookings of 21 nights and longer.
Repeat visits.
NB: The free air conditioning equates to a generous discount during the hotter months from June to September.

See the Notes section below with details of the Payment Schedule and Method - including the Deposit and Cancellation Policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund