Secluded, Single Storey, Stone Built Villa with Private Pool in Extensive Grounds. Short distance from town of Polis & Beach at Latchi. Sat Tv, Wi-Fi, Children's Play Area, Day bed, BBQ, Jacuzzi Showe
A secluded single storey stone built villa offering a taste of the 'real Cyprus', 'Georgios Rafaela Villa' is situated in the pretty village area of Goudi near Polis in Paphos District. With 5 beds, 2 baths, Jacuzzi Shower, 9m x 4m Private Pool, Satellite TV, Internet, BBQ and Children’s Play Area to name just a few, ‘Georgios Rafaela’ Villa has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the Cyprus sunshine.
The villa, which is easily accessed from the B7 between Paphos and Polis, is situated just 5km from the town of Polis and all its amenities and only 7km from Latchi which offers the best beaches & watersports in the Paphos district as well as a pretty marina where you can relax and enjoy the day’s catch whilst having a glass or 2 of your favourite tipple. Accessed by private driveway (between the fruit orchards) into the extensive and secluded private grounds, this impressive single storey stone built detached villa has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the Cyprus sunshine.
After accessing the villa's extensive grounds by a long driveway between the orange trees (plenty of parking), the villa's front door opens into a large airy open plan space comprising the lounge, inside dining area and modern kitchen. The lounge is furnished with 3 large sofas and has a large Flat Screen TV with Satellite & DVD player. There is an open fire for those who wish to take advantage of some daytime sunshine and a cosy evening atmosphere in cooler winter months.
The very modern fully equipped kitchen has all modern appliances including washing machine, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, oven, gas hob and extractor hood, microwave and many other extras. An adjacent dining/breakfasting area is equipped with a large round table and six chairs.
Heading along the corridor to the bedroom areas, first on the left is a modern and convenient cloakroom. Opposite is the ‘feature’ double bedroom with stone walls and floor to (double height) ceiling windows as well as a Jacuzzi Shower for your enjoyment.
Next on the right is a King-Sized bedroom with fitted wardrobes and adjacent family bathroom with bath and shower. Next is a single room which could be ideal for a teenagers seeking their own space. Next is a twin room which shares use of the family bathroom.
Last but not least at the far end is the spacious master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a smartly designed en-suite shower room.
The villa is fully air-conditioned (included in bedrooms, living area paid locally if required). A travel cot and highchair are supplied free of charge on request. Other extras such as hairdryer, pool towels are included to help keep down your luggage. Internet access is also included. Central Heating is included in the rental rate from November to March. The villa is also alarmed and has CCTV for your peace of mind and there is also a safety deposit box.
The extensive private grounds and gardens of ‘Georgios Rafaela Villa’ are accessed by a long private driveway with fruit orchards on either side. There is ample parking at the rear and side of the house.
The outdoor areas consist of many seating areas for casual use, dining or relaxing in the sun or shade. The centrepiece of the holiday villa's ground is a very inviting 9m x 4m private pool with pool shower for convenience.
The spacious pool terrace is nicely equipped with 8 sun loungers, 2 parasols and drinks tables as well as a choice of casual seating. The large stone built BBQ with table and chairs, sits at the end making it the perfect place for alfresco dining and socialising with your party on holiday.
A large covered children’s play area and table tennis table is a dream for parents with small children as it is equipped with many toys and is also completely enclosed.
The outside areas are all 100% private and afford spectacular views of the surrounding valley and hillside. The pretty flowers, shrubs and orange trees add to the atmosphere, making it the ideal place for relaxing in the sun or shade.
Situated on the banks of the Chrysochou River, Goudi is a peaceful Cypriot village near Polis in Paphos District, Cyprus. Providing an ideal location to explore the beauty of the surrounding area, Goudi is a picturesque village famous for its stone built villas and efforts to maintain the beauty and the traditions of Cyprus.
Goudi is situated between the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the spectacular mountains of Paphos Forest and the Troodos. Walking in the forests is a delight. Filled with pine trees, fruit and olive trees, wild flowers and herbs and vineyards the air is scented and the views spectacular.
Both Peristerona and ‘Steni' village centres are just 1-2km away from ‘Georgios Rafaela Villa’ and where you will find a taste of the ‘real Cyprus'. With their mini-markets selling fresh organic produce, coffee shops and restaurants/tavernas as well as the friendly locals, you won't have to travel far to get the most out of your holiday.
Travel a little further into the hills and you will find Lysos, which has a very good horse riding school and shooting range (please ask for details) and is also home to a very good traditional Cyprus taverna, with neighbouring shops and the more widely known Paradisos Hills Hotel which does an excellent Sunday buffet as well as a themed Indian night on a Friday.
Heading back towards the coastline and you will find the small town of Polis. There is plenty of activity to choose from in Polis, whether you wish to dine in one of the many good quality restaurants, have a coffee or lunch in the central square, hire mountain bikes, quad bikes or maybe even a boat!
The nearby Latchi beach is renowned as one of the best in Cyprus and not as crowded as the beaches in and around Paphos itself. Latchi beach is famous for its clear blue sea, soft white sand and a great selection of watersports which are readily available. The watersports available at Latchi include diving, snorkelling, sailing, banana rides and a great deal more. Bring your UK driving licence and you can even hire a boat and explore the Akamas coast from the sea. Drop anchor when you feel like it and swim or snorkel in the warm crystal blue water of the Mediterranean Sea.
For the more adventurous, you can explore the Akamas nature reserve and go all the way round to Lara Beach famous for its turtles and another wonderful unspoilt beach.
You can also venture to the nearby villages of Miliou, Droushia and Panagia or further on to Kathikas with its vineyards and wineries. Other fantastic scenery can be taken in at Cedar Valley and the Troodos mountain range where in winter, you can even ski!
Paphos airport is 40 minutes away (31km) by very good quality roads with English road signs. Visit Goudi (for a taste of the real Cyprus) and you won’t be disappointed.
**Please note that this property can be accessed at any time after 3pm on arrival day so dont worry if you have a late flight. There is a keysafe which we provide a code for. We can arrange taxi transfer by our own driver who knows where the property is and assist with car hire from the airport if desired. The property is professionally managed (you will always have a contact) and has linen changes and cleaning on a weekly basis (10-28 night stays). A welcome pack of basic essentials will be present for your arrival.**
Extras Paid Locally
Air-Conditioning is included in the rental rate in bedrooms and 7 euros per day for the living area if required.
Review submitted by Phil from Essex (Submitted: 15/04/2015)
''Thanks for your email and all your help with our holiday. The Quincey family all had a great time and the wedding we were visiting Cyprus for was very special. The property was fabulous. The kitchen was well equipped (although a bread board and larger chopping board would be helpful) and the general décor throughout the property was very good and I particularly liked the contemporary style. The open plan layout works really well with a big party as nobody feels left out if they are the ones doing the cooking. We chose the property because it was close to the venue for the wedding that we were invited to – Ayii Anargyrii. We all loved the location in the middle of the orange groves – the scent was gorgeous. It was a lovely quiet spot but also close to the main road, so getting to other places was easy. The local supermarkets were very close too which was helpful. The directions to the Villa were absolutely accurate – even in the dark at 2am we had no problem finding it.
We spent most of our time relaxing with family and at the wedding, so not much time to explore further afield on this trip. However, we found a really good baker on the road from Polis to Argaka from whom we enjoyed local Easter pastries and excellent baklava. The communication between ourselves and Steven has been excellent. Quick and helpful responses throughout the process thank you. The only issue we had was dealt with quickly and efficiently. The owners were very friendly and willing to help. The welcome pack that was left was really helpful, particularly as we arrived in the middle of the night. Our requests for non-slip bath mats (with my elderly mother in law in mind) and a cot and high chair for the baby had been provided on arrival.
Thanks again and should we wish to visit Cyprus again, we would certainly be in touch.''
Stayed October 2014
Stayed Oct 2014
Review submitted by Martin and Titia from Voorburg, Holland (Submitted: 27/10/2014)
''The villla as a whole was fully up to our expectations. In reality it looked even better than on the pictures. It suited our party of 9 (we as grandparents, our son and daughter with partners and their respective 2 and 1 children, aged 8, 6 and 3) perfectly. Because of the excellent weather we spent a lot of time outside and that is exactly where the strong points are: the nice garden with all the plants and herbs, the inviting swimmingpool, the loungearea, the alfresco eatfacilities with the large barbecue and not to forget the children’s playground with the very popular tennistable. The house itself was very clean and there were sufficient towels etc. The kitchen was overall well equipped.
The location was absolutely fabulous. Surrounded by numerous orange- and olivetrees it was a very private oasis and yet only a 10 minute drive to Polis and the beaches. We went almost every day to the beaches west of Latsi, on the road to Aphrodite’s bath. Beautiful snorkelingwater!
The two restaurants that we can recommend are:
Taverna The Tremythas of Simou: An authentique familiy-run restaurant opposite the church in the central square of Simou, a small countryside village past the Evretou Dam. We had a table outside for dinner and were surprised by a large selection of Mezze, well prepared and well worth the reasonable price. Moreover the service was warm and welcoming, in which the whole family took part. Our grandchildren were given toys to play with during the breaks.
Taverna Archontariki in Polis town: Nice mediterrenean food, well prepared and good price-quality. We had dinner in the very nice garden, where the children could play in the playground during the intervals.
We were pleased with all the information. Our arrival was on Sundy afternoon and we were pleasantly surprised by the welcome package (a cake and other things in the fridge; a bottle of sparkling wine etc.) and a note from Anna to welcome us and to say that she would stop by one of these days. She mentioned the special villa cell-phone, in case of need. The whole week was one enormous feast for us, not in the last place because of the wonderful Georgio Rafaela Villa and beautiful Cyprus''.
Review submitted by Badri from Moscow (Submitted: 02/08/2013)
"WONDERFUL, Perfect villa into orange grove, very quiet place, fine for stay with a small children. For family - La Plage. there is everything for adults and for kids (restaurant, beach, playground). For shoping best place is Papaantonio supermarket in Polis center. Yes! Fully satisfied with your service! The owners family is perfect. Very nice and hospitable people. We became realy friends. Thanks a lot for wonderful holydays!
Review submitted by Teresa from Milton Keynes - (Submitted: 27/06/2013)
"I have to say, we had an amazing time at the Villa, Anna and Gianni (?) really are lovely people and their Villa is a beautiful as they are. It has everything that you could possibly need and more. We did not need to go anywhere as we were so comfortable lounging in or by the pool. The surroundings were so pretty as was most of the local wildlife. The villa was fantastic and I look forward to visiting again and again. The location was Perfect - Exactly as advertised and what we were looking for. We didnt really leave the Villa apart from to go to Limassol a few times as everything you could want was there. We are extremely satisfied with your service. Anna and Gianni are really lovely people and I consider them to be personal friends now. I hope that we can book the Villa again with you at some point soon."
Review submitted by Maire from Gloucester (Submitted: 10/06/2013)
"The villa was immaculate and even better than we had expected. The play area for the little ones was wee received by our grandchildren. Though the road to the Villa is a bit of a dirt track, it meant that the we enjoyed peace, quiet and seclusion. Polis is teeming with restaurants and bars but our family did enjoy Th Old House (?) - opposite the road to Latchi. We also had lunch at The Kolios winery and that was spectacular and not at all expensive. A very efficient service from letsrentonline: our emails were always answered promptly and you tried to help whenever possible. Your suggestions for my daughters arrival were very kind. Annas service could not be faulted. She cooked for our arrival and again after 1 week when she came to clean, she left more home cooked food. When we called , she came right over to answer our queries. The pool was cleaned regularly during our stay and was always done discretely. Many thanks for a stressfree rental which helped make our visit so memorable. "
Review submitted by Hans from The Netherlands -(Submitted: 12/05/2013)
"We can that confirm we had a great time in a lovely house. The terrace outside is a great improvement as it offers a great place for outside breakfast, lunch and diner in the shade. Thanks for all prompt assistance. Regards, Hans Bes"
Review submitted by Anonymous from London - (Submitted: 30/10/2012)
"The villa was very clean and had everything we needed. The location nice and quiet and secluded, but still close to all amenities and beaches. Nothing really stuck out - it was all so lovely! We were very satisfied with the whole service, yes - an amazing hostess, Anna made sure you were always comfortable and any problems dealt with quickly (we had a blackout - the local area, but she still came to check everything was ok!)"
Review submitted by The Montogomery Family from Watford - (Submitted: 02/09/2012)
"We had a wonderful holiday. The property was beautiful and in a fantastic setting. The owners left us with basic supplies in the fridge and then when they popped round they presented us with ice-cream and a bottle of wine. They were extremely friendly and helpful. The location was amazing - totally private and spacious yet within easy reach of Latchi and Polis. We would definitely aim to stay there again the next time we visit Cyprus. Thank you very much for all your help and organisation. Regards. The Montgomery Family"
Review submitted by Susan from Whitley Bay - (Submitted: 05/08/2012)
"The property was exceptionally clean and in a beautiful location. Trees and an afternoon breeze meant that the pool and house were cool and comfortable. This would be a perfect spot for young children as the property and grounds were carefully equipped - an enclosed outside, play area, pool - shady and exceptionally warm in the afternoons, inside the house, there are gates to ensure that there are safe areas for small toddlers. Myself and my partner holiday with my 2 grown up children, so we look for comfortable accomodation for adults (rather than bedrooms suitable for small children). We all had double beds, our own bathrooms, living room area was able to seat 4 adults comfortably, there was loads of room around the pool, and even a shady seating area in the trees in the grounds - perfect for avoidance of any family squabbles!!
We are very fond of remote, rural environments. The villa was set, just outside a small village and in a large orange grove. From each window, there are views of Cyprus hills or trees. For eating and shopping, we travelled into the nearby town of Polis. This is easily accessible - 5 - 10 mins drive. Polis is an unspoilt, quiet town, with 2 excellent supermarkets. The paved,central area has some restaurants and a few small gift shops. If youre looking for noisy and touristy, then this is not the place. 5 minutes out of Polis, there are some beaches at Latchi, a harbour, restaurants on the beach and some more usual touristy, gift shops. We think that the best beaches are further to the east of Polis - but they are empty of everything - with the odd bar over the road. You park your car on the wasteland (not in posh parking areas), then step down onto a deserted beach - pick your spot. Swimming in the afternoon is divine - as warm as a bath with a few waves for entertainment - along with a view of the sunset over the Akamas mountains. If you want people, sunbeds, cafes, shops, watersports - go to Latchi - still very beautiful - take your pick.
Lets Rent Onlines Service was excellent. We failed to find the villa, although we are used to making our way to very remote spots, in the dark, in unfamiliar hire cars. In daylight hours, we still thought it was quite difficult to find (and not just down to our day starting at 2.30am - and hunting for the property in the early hours of the next day). Perhaps a small sign, with the villas name on, at the turn into the orange grove - it was just a forest track. However, this is not, in any way a complaint or criticism, as we entered the village by the wrong entrance, and hence were disorientated.
We cannot praise the owners, highly enough. We rang the only contact we had (which turned out to be the owners themselves) in the early hours, as we were then thinking of a sleep in the car!! They came straight away, and took us to the villa. They were very keen to make everything as nice as possible, but at the same time were very respectful of our privacy - a text with a request to call to clean, a text with information about local medical care for tonsillitus. Each time they brought cakes or ice cream. Very lovely people.
Agent Note: 3 Directional Arrows with the villas name have now been erected to assist with finding and latest customers have found very easily. Many thanks"
The villa has 5 bedrooms (en-suite to master) and sleeps 9. It has a 9m x 4m private swimming pool with, full air-conditioning, Large Flat Screen TV with Satellite & DVD, washing machine, dishwasher, large stone built BBQ with adjacent table to seat 9, Jacuzzi Shower to Master En-Suite, Jacuzzi Shower in feature double bedroom with floor to ceiling windows, shaded and secure children’s play area outside, table tennis table and much more.
Sports and activities:
Boat Hire Fishing Golf Horse Riding Sailling Scuba Diving
Sports Center Swimming Tennis Water Skiing Wind Surfing