18 other reviews
Review submitted by Tina from Leicester (Submitted: 05/07/2019)
''The villa was absolutely beautiful and immaculate, we have been to many Villas all over Europe but this was outstanding. We loved the fish pond and all the outside fruit trees etc., we were so relaxed there, I can’t praise this property and the surroundings enough.
The location was just what we wanted and expected, a lovely quiet area away from the hustle and bustle.
We would definitely recommend hiring a boat for the day, everyone we met who worked there were very informative and helpful, the snorkelling is well worth doing.
We will now only be looking on LetsRentOnLine.com, the service from Steven and correspondence was first class, we can’t thank him enough.
Katrina was lovely, she couldn’t do enough for us either, making sure everything was ok and if we did come across any problems (which we didn’t) to phone her or her husband. We are definitely returning to Cyprus, this was our first time here and absolutely loved it. We will be looking to book The Retreat again, why wouldn’t we when we had the most fantastic time? We will be bringing our son and daughter in law with us too.
I just want to thank you again for the ease, information and help with making our booking, a star team. Take care and will speak again to sort out dates for rebooking this villa. Many thanks, Tina''
Review submitted by Elke from Germany (Submitted: 10/06/2018)
''Dear Steven, I‘d like to thank you, for your excellent support during booking and afterwards.
We enjoyed our stay at The Retreat Villa tremendously. The Villa is set in a beautiful Garden and offers everything you‘d wish for in a holiday. Even though we‘ve been there with two families, one could always find a place to sit quietly. Our children had a blast with the pool and games and we had many lovely hours at the BBQ.
Katrina, the owner, was ever so friendly and reacted on every wish or question immediately.
There is one smaller supermarket just down the road (5 min by car) and bigger ones in polis with everything you need.
We made a few trips, that were all nice (Boat-Trip to Blue Lagoon, Archeological Parc in Paphos...) but hands down best trip was to Avakas Gorge, where one can hike up a small riverbed with a following Lunch in Viklari Peyia Restaurant up on a hill with breathtaking views overlooking the sea und simple but very good food (booking highly recommended!).
Thanks again for the excellenct service - in my last 10 years of booking holiday homes, I have never had better service. ;-) Kind Regards, Elke
Review submitted by John from Tyne and Wear (Submitted: 24/10/2017)
''The Retreat was “first class” accommodation, well equipped and beautifully maintained with an excellent swimming pool. It has everything you need for a fantastic holiday. The location was idyllic with marvellous 360 degree views and surrounded by well stocked fruit orchards. Very private and not overlooked. We enjoyed a number of fantastic meals at the Pantelis near Skoulli. The owner, Paul, was very friendly and welcoming and the meals were very reasonably priced. The service, as always, from LetsRentOnline.Com was excellent. Always prompt to reply to any queries you may have, making the booking process quick and easy. Many thanks to Steven and his team. The owners Katrina and Dimitris were extremely friendly and helpful and always on hand, should you need them, only a phone call away. We wouldn’t change a thing about “The Retreat” it’s PERFECT!! We will certainly be renting a villa in Cyprus next year, can’t wait. You are welcome to use any of our comments or remarks. Many thanks again Steven, we hope to do business with you again for our holiday in 2018. ''
Review submitted by Daryl from Beirut (Submitted: 11/09/2017)
''The property is beautiful, solid and well-maintained. It has something for everyone whatever the age.
Although it may seem that The Retreat is far from anything, it took us literally only 10 minutes by car to Polis & Latchi and about 40 minutes to Paphos. The beautiful thing about the villa location is the incredible peace and silence of the surroundings.
All the beaches along Latchi are great, some sandy, some rocky - plenty of choice. I took the kids for a short hike through the Akamas park, saw the Baths of Aphrodite and it is worth the the trail for the views. Also, Katerina, the owner, gave us a great address in Polis of a fishmonger - we barbecued freshly caught fish at home almost everyday at a fraction of restaurant prices - it is opposite the pharmacy on the Polis main road.
Also Byron's supermarket at the bottom of the road to the villa - really nice man, good place for basics, ice, charcoal, eggs, etc.
It was painless booking with letsrentonline.com. They were very straightforward, flexible, accommodating and swift to answer any queries. I liked the way they sent little updates before our holiday giving us discounts on various restaurants, car hire and watersports.
The owner we met, Katerina, was so helpful and friendly - came right over whenever we needed anything, brought us an extra air mattress for the kids, brought her son to help our kids set up the Xbox games...above the call of duty! She also has great advice on where to eat. Thank you again''
Review submitted by Gillian from Glasgow - (Submitted: 15/06/2016)
''The property was fantastic! Great size indoors with decent sized bedrooms, two of which we had a travel cot in. The pool is great, perfect size, not too deep, our children absolutely loved it! The games and bbq area is again fantastic. Love that it is shaded so the kids can play there when the sun is at its warmest. The play park area is a great extra. All in all a fantastic place to be, especially for children as there is plenty to keep them occupied. My father who has extremely restricted mobility from a stroke he had a few years ago, was perfectly comfortable. We used the downstairs bedroom and toilet for him. I would advise that the villa is not wheelchair friendly as there is a step from the patio area to the front door, and a step from the pool area to get up to the bbq/games area, but I was able to lift the wheelchair up the step. It is perfectly suitable for those with restricted mobility or for those in a wheelchair who have someone able to help. Will definitely come back.
Nice, quiet, hillside location with no other properties overlooking. I would definitely recommend hiring a car (we did this with the recommended Economy car hire through GSP rentals which is a local company and received a free upgrade). The roads are rather steep in some places on your drive there. Paphos is around half an hour drive from the villa with the larger villages of Polis and Latchi, around a 10/15 minute drive. are beautiful places to visit, with plenty of restaurants and bars to visit. Latchi harbour is beautiful. The local supermarket which is about 2km from the villa has everything you could need.
We visited the Harbour Bar in Paphos down towards the harbour/castle, which was very good and is located beside the car park. There is also a large shopping mall in paphos. For those who enjoy sighseeing, Kykkos and Ayios Neophytos monasteries are beautiful. Trodos mountains, Coral Bay Beach, Tomb of the Kings, Latchi Harbour.
Yes, very satisfied with your service as agents. We had no issues with our stay, and were visited by the owner on our first and last day, but had all contact details should we need her. ''
Review submitted by Beverley from UK (Submitted: 06/06/2016)
''The villa exceeded expectations, the outside space in particular was fantastic. The villa was very well equipped, in fact the kitchen was the best equipped that I have found in any holiday villa, and I’ve stayed in quite a few. The property was spacious and gave us (4 adults, 2 children) plenty of opportunity to have our own space when needed. The children loved the jacuzzi bath and the jacuzzi shower in the master bedroom was also enjoyed. I would thoroughly recommend this villa for families and couples alike.
The location is wonderful if you want panoramic views of the countryside and to wake to the sound of songbirds and go to sleep with the sound of cicada’s. The villa is surrounded by fruit trees and depending on what time of year visited you could feast on strawberries, peaches, pomegranate, banana’s, oranges, lemons and more. The villa is a few minutes drive or a good uphill walk to Peristerona village which is a typical Cypriot village, definitely not a ‘tourist’ orientated village and a 10-15 minute drive to Polis where the nearest ‘big’ supermarket is located. The location is perfect for walking and experiencing Cyprus away from the mass tourism of the south coast.
I would recommend hiring a car and taking good walking boots and getting off the beaten track. The Adonis/Aphrodite trails are very well known and have excellent views but equally enjoyable and less travelled are walking routes around Theletra, Kathikas, Alekhtora and many other Cypriot villages. Sunflower Landscapes have an excellent book for Cyprus car tours and walks.
I have no complaints whatsoever about the service received from LetsRentOnline.Com. All communication was delivered in a timely manner and I felt confident that any queries I had would be answered by return. I would definitely recommend LetsRentOnline.Com to friends and family and would definitely use them again for future bookings.
We met the owner Katerina on our arrival. She was very pleasant and showed us around the villa and where the strawberries and other fruit was growing, encouraging us to pick them during our stay, something the children thoroughly enjoyed. She had left an excellent welcome pack for us, bread, cheese, ham, jam, water, wine to name just a few things. We had to call the owners when we encountered a problem with the jacuzzi bath and Dimitrius promptly arrived and resolved the problem, Katerina followed with a jar of excellent honey which her husband had collected from his hive. It was delicious. We were very satisfied with the service and communication. The service provided was excellent and I can think of nothing to improve it.
We had a great holiday. The villa was fantastic and we were very happy to return to Peristerona as we love that area. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we return again and we will definitely make LetsRentOnline our first port of call when looking for our next villa accommodation. ''
Review submitted by Chris from Stockport (Submitted: 31/05/2016)
''The villa was just as we expected and advertised. The location was absolutely Perfect for what we wanted (peace and quiet). We didn’t go out much to be honest, but can thoroughly recommend Latchi Watersports – very helpful and easy to deal with. We were completely satisfied with all service received. Thanks again for the ease of booking with you. ''
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.''
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!''
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''
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..
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