A secluded stone built villa, 'The Retreat' is situated in the pretty village area of Peristerona nr Polis. With 4 beds, 3 baths. 12m x 6m Pool, Sat TV, Internet, BBQ and Jacuzzi to name just a few.
'The Retreat Villa' is situated in the pretty village area of Peristerona near Polis in Paphos District. Accessed by private driveway (between the fruit orchards) into the extensive and secluded private grounds, this impressive stone built detached villa has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the Cyprus sunshine. It has 4 bedrooms (en-suite to master with Jacuzzi shower) and sleeps 8. It has a 12m x 6m private swimming pool with roman steps, full air-conditioning, Large Flat Screen TV with X-Box, Satellite & DVD (TV's in all bedrooms also), washing machine, dishwasher, large stone built BBQ with adjacent table to seat 8, a circular shaded bar area, Jacuzzi Shower to Master En-Suite, Jacuzzi Bath in main bathroom and much more.
The setting is both serene and spectacular with the rolling hills of the nearby villages giving views you'll remember forever. Both Peristerona and ‘Steni' village centres are just 1-2km away from 'The Retreat' 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. Peristerona village centre is just 100m away from Rose Garden Villa and where you will find a taste of the ‘real Cyprus’. With its mini-market selling fresh (natural) organic produce, coffee shops and friendly locals, you won’t have to travel far to get the most out of your holiday. The nearby village of Steni (2km) provides a further choice of coffee shop and traditional taverna for dining during the day or in the evening. In nearby Lysos (5km) you will find a well known hotel (Paradisos Hills) with excellent restaurant, a further taverna, and a few other shops. Activities in Lysos include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and many walks and mountain bike trails for those who like to be active. Peristerona is primarily an agricultural village producing citrus-fruit vegetables, cereals, olives and almonds. The name Peristerona derives from the Greek word for dove or pigeon (peristeri). The church, St. Barnabas and Hilarion Church, has five domes on the roof arranged in the shape of a cross, a feature only seen on one other church in the island. Peristerona is always a very green village due to the lush vegetation. It all looks particularly special in winter and spring months and is ideal for photographers, artists and those who like to walk and even hike. It is also home to the famous ‘museum of Arsinoe’ showcasing a stunning collection of Byzantine artefacts.
Slightly further afield, you will find further amenities such as larger supermarkets, pharmacy, petrol station, and the more extensive choice of bars, restaurants, shops etc in Polis (8km). The nearest beach is at Latchi (12km) which is well known as one of the best on the island. You can relax and sun-bathe on the golden sand by the crystal clear waters, sit in the marina and enjoy lunch eating the day's fresh catch or for the more adventurous there is a great choice of watersports available for all the family.
Details of the Interior
After accessing the villa's grounds by long driveway (plenty parking), the villa's front door opens into a large airy open plan space comprising the lounge, inside dining area and kitchen. The lounge is furnished with 2 large real leather sofas and has a large Flat Screen TV with X-Box, 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 adjacent dining/breakfasting area is equipped with a wooden table and eight chairs. The 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. Patio doors from the dining area open out onto the beautifully kept lawn area with play equipment for young children. A terrace with table a chairs overlooks and is an alternative setting for casual or formal dining. A door from the kitchen leads out to the villa's private pool area. Making up the ground floor is a twin bedroom (useful for those with mobility issues) and an en-suite shower room with 2 access doors (as it doubles up as WC from the main living areas).
Upstairs, the master bedroom is a double bedroom that benefits from a balcony, wardrobes, dressing table/mirror and an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi shower. The second bedroom is a double bedroom and the third is a twin. Between the bedrooms is a large bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower. All bedrooms benefit from wall mounted TV's with Satellite controlled by the receiver in the lounge.
Details of the Exterior
The extensive private grounds and gardens of 'The Retreat' in Peristerona 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. A large area laid to lawn area with children's play equipment sits in front of the house as you approach and allows for children to play safely. The centrepiece of the holiday villa's ground is a very inviting 12m x 6m private pool with roman steps for ease of access. The spacious pool terrace is nicely equipped with 8 large sun loungers that benefit from large overhanging parasols and drinks tables as well as a choice of casual seating. Also on the pool terrace there is a circular bar area with solid wood pergola for shade. Take a step up and sit under a large gazebo with picnic bench to seat 8 comfortably for lunch or dinner. The large stone built BBQ sits at the end making it the perfect place for alfresco dining and socialising with your party on holiday. An outside shower and WC complete the outside areas. Most of the outside areas afford spectacular uninterrupted views of the surrounding valley and hillside. The pretty flowers, shrubs and trees add to the atmosphere, making it the ideal place for relaxing in the sun or shade
**Please note that this property can be accessed at any time after 3pm on arrival day so don't worry if you have a late flight. If during the day we will most likely meet you. If in the evening, we will advise key location. 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. A car can also be delivered to the villa on request after arrival. The property is professionally managed (you will always have a contact) and has linen changes and light cleaning on a weekly basis (10-28 night stays). A welcome pack of basic essentials will be in place for your arrival.** The villa has full air-conditioning (paid extra as required). A travel cot and highchair are supplied free of charge on request. Extras such as pool towels, hairdryer, stereo.
Low Occupancy Discounts available, please contact us for details
A very well equipped villa, particularly enjoyed the jacuzzi bath and shower cubicle. The pool with its Roman end is great with an excellent selec tion of seating areas around the garden and patio including shaded areas. Great BBQ area including exterior sink with the added bonus of a covered pool table. Great to arrive to find the welcome pack of basic food and drink also very impressed to find cleaning materials in kitchen and all bathrooms.
11 other reviews
Stayed September 2015
Stayed Sep 2015
Review submitted by F from Liechtenstein (Submitted: 03/10/2015)
''Secluded villa, nice view on the suroundings, large pool and most important - everything was clean when we arrived at the property. The location was quiet, we loved the secluded place - and within a 5-10 minutes drive in Polis for shopping etc.
Highly recommended Watermill in Steni (we went there 3 time within 8 days - very friendly, good and lots of food/meal - prices very cheap). We felt very very comfortable with the owner (Lee was taking care of us on the first few days as the owner Katarina was not around) - both very friendly persons.
Cannot think about anything you could make better. It is not the first time we have rented a Villa through an agent, but we have to say - until now your services was the best of all we have experienced.''
Stayed July 2015
Stayed Jul 2015
Review submitted by Helen from Rochdale - (Submitted: 16/08/2015)
''Hello Steven, We had a wonderful holiday in Cyprus at the retreat villa and would like to take this opportunity to thank yourselves and indeed the owners as everything ran very smoothly. Thank you also for the discount vouchers for next year in addition to the one for Latchi water sports which we took advantage of to go parasailing - a lovely experience!''
Stayed June 2015
Stayed Jun 2015
Review submitted by Anonymous from Galashiels (Submitted: 01/07/2015)
''The villa was fabulous. It was spotlessly clean (I am very fussy about that!) and beautifully presented. Amenities fantastic with everything we required. The location was absolutely ideal in that it was close to Polis and Latchi, with easy access to many beautiful places. The villa itself was easy to find, thanks to your instructions, and beautifully set high enough to see many lovely views.
Goodness, where do I start with recommendations of places to go? We had intended sampling different restaurants, however, having eaten a number of times with the family last year when we were there, we visited Molos in Latchi at the start of the holiday. Our friends, who were with us this year had been keen to sample other places too, however having eaten at Molos, we were all happy to go there every night!! So can highly recommend Molos which looks on to the harbour in Latchi.
Places to visit - Petra Tou Romiou, Kourion, Omodos, Kykkos Monastery, Mosaics in Paphos, Pomos with its lovely harbour, Lara Bay, although the road to it definitely needs a 4X4, and definitely the barbeque sail to the Blue Lagoon - a smaller boat than the glass bottom ones but much more intimate and the food and indeed wine fantastic. We shopped mainly for food in Polis at Papantoniou. Has everything we needed.
Very satisfied with the service you have provided which was brilliant. Thank you so much. Owner communication superb. Had one wee problem with the aircon, and Katrina was there within 5 minutes!! She was unable to fix it but her husband was called and he arrived, again within 5 minutes as they live nearby. Brilliant service.
Everything has been made very easy for us from every individual involved in the whole process, so I must say that I cannot think of anything to improve such a professional and thoughtful service. Thank you for that.
We had a great holiday, a great part of which was due to you, Steven, and "Let's Rent Online". A fantastic service with amazing communication. I will recommend you to our friends. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to comment on our experience a do hope other people will benefit from your service too. Many thanks again. Please free to use our comments although I would prefer to remain anonymous if you don't mind''
Stayed September 2014
Stayed Sep 2014
Review submitted by Beverley from Bolton, Lancs - (Submitted: 29/09/2014)
''We loved this villa. Is just as described from the website. The downstairs area is spacious. The Kitchen fully equipped, with a drinking water tap which isn't mentioned on the website which was great. The TV, after help from Demitri had quite a lot of channels . We mainly used just the BBC news channel but you can get many more. Signal was intermittent but it was ok. Wi Fi great to keep up with home, business etc. Katerina called by and she was very helpful-both lovely owners. Fly screens were a bonus as most nights were just too hot and we found these most useful. Loved the loan of beach towels which were a great size and very soft. Have had flimsy towels from villas in the past but these were lovely. Infact all the towels, sheets etc were of excellent quality. The pool a fantastic size and very clean. Used the table tennis most days. We didn't use the BBQ but all utensils etc were there and everything perfectly clean. Couldn't fault this villa at all.
The location is beautiful. Secluded, peaceful and we just loved the tranquility of the place. Lovely views over countryside. The weather helped as the sun shined every day we were there and was very hot, just as we like it. We ate at Finakas, Moustakallis and Chix Chox in Polis. Lovely food at each of them. We had many drinks at a little bar just as you entered the 'main street'. Lovely owners who made us very welcome. Spent a couple of evenings at Mikes Coffee shop in Lysos, which is a quaint little village and also ate at Paradisos Hills Hotel for a couple of Lunches which was also nice. The Watermill at Steni was also a great little restaurant for drinks and food. South African owners who were a lovely family.
Steven at Lets rent Online helped us with choosing the villas and everything regarding the booking process went smoothly. All my emails were answered promptly and we would certainly book with Lets rent online again. A perfect villa in a perfect location. Will definitely return''.
Review submitted by Sophie from Newhaven - (Submitted: 23/05/2014)
Absolutely lovely Villa! I ran a business retreat for 5 people to get away from all distractions and this couldnt have been much better. Everyone gave the villa a 10 out of 10! 100% perfect location - couldnt have been better! Polis was nice. Met the owners, they were really nice and helpful.
Review submitted by Tina from Essex (Submitted: 29/08/2013)
Thank you for a wonderful holiday and for arranging our visit to Villa Lee, along with all your help and communication throughout the holiday booking process. Excellent standard it had all the facilities required. It was exceptionally clean and very spacious. Good location for supermarket and two local villages. An easy drive to the main town of Polis. Very secluded villa. The local museum in Steni village was interesting. Very satisfied with all service. Exceeded my expectations. We have been visiting Cyprus for over 10 years now and the Retreat is by far the best Villa we have stayed in.
I would also like to say that we visited villa Lee (arranged by yourselves) this villa was also of an exceptional standard. We met the owners of both the Retreat and Villa Lee and found them to be very accommodating, helpful and friendly. Both villas were spotlessly clean. I would highly recommend both villas and lets rent online. Once again many thanks and we are hoping to return next year. Tina
Review submitted by Julia from Holmfirth (Submitted: 22/04/2013)
"We had a fantastic holiday. Very relaxing and Dimtris and Khatrina were lovely. What a beautiful villa in a Fab spot. Loved Cyprus. Thank you so much and very best wishes
Review submitted by Eva from The Netherlands - (Submitted: 20/08/2012)
"The villa was very good. The Villa turned out to be everything we hoped for. The swimming pool was magnificent and also the view. The Location is also very well, not within walking distance to the village or shops. But not too far by car. Latchi Watersport for renting a speedboat, wonderful experience. Paradisos Hill Hotel for a Sunday Lunch really worth it, great food. No complaints, everything very clear. Communications via the email and chat very helpful and easy. Katrina & Dimitri were very kind and helpful.
Review submitted by Jennifer from Inverness - (Submitted: 21/07/2012)
"The property was amazing, everything you need. The location is superb. We like quiet and out of the way so it suited us perfectly, there is everything you need in Polis which is only a 10 min drive and if you want more its too far to Paphos. There are some lovely restaurants and tavernas in Polis, try Finikas, Moustakallas and Chix Chos, all very good and the staff are very attentive. There are plenty in Latsi too but they are slightly more expensive. Take a drive up the Troodos mountains, the views are spectacular. The service provided by Letsrentonline.com was as usual very good!
Review submitted by Steve from Lancaster - (Submitted: 05/10/2012)
"Hi, The villa was spacious and well maintained and located in a superb rural setting. There were local grocery shops a couple of minutes drive from the villa and larger shops in Polis which is around a fifteen minute drive. In Polis there were also plenty of restaurants to choose from. If you have a car I would say that the whole of Cyprus is pretty much a sightseeing trip though I would especially recommend a trip to the mountains and along coast of the Akamas Peninsula. The service provided by LetsRentOnline.Com was faultless as was that provided by the owner. In Britain we have a saying If it isnt broken, dont try and fix it, and bearing that in mind I would have to say that I have no suggestions of how to improve the service. We would love to visit Cyprus again and if we did so we would definitely want to stay in one of your villas. You may use my name and comments if you wish. I would just like to add that throughout the whole process of booking the villa we were made to feel confident and well informed by yourselves. Thank you very much. Steve and Family.
Review submitted by Elaine from Edinburgh - (Submitted: 19/06/2012)
"The Villa was beautiful, clean, well equipped.There was not a thing to find fault with. the swimming pool was lovely and it was good to have the play area for the little ones. The setting was beautiful, surrounded by fruit trees and on a hill with fabulous views. We loved Imogens tavern in nearby village, Chix Chox in Polis.Big supermarkets in Polis very good. Service by Lets Rent online was very good. We saw the owners a couple of times. They were charming and gave us delicious fruit.We had no problems so did not need to contact them for advice. we would love to return to the Retreat at some future time..