Villa Odysseas is a very substantial and unique stone built holiday home situated in the lower reaches of Tala. Sleeps 8. Very private pool area. Free 4 x 4 and wi-fi included.
Villa Odysseas is a very substantial and unique stone built holiday home situated in the lower reaches of Tala and within easy reach of all amenities.
The villa is very traditional, yet with many contemporary features and benefits from 4 bedrooms all with en-suite, a cloakroom, a dining area with adjacent kitchen (which is fully equipped with all modern appliances including dishwasher) and a large open plan lounge area with choice of seating, open fire, wi-fi and Satellite TV.
The exterior of the villa (situated within a 4500 sqm plot) is exceptional with long private driveway leading past the fruit orchards to a large parking area with covered car port. The private swimming pool is 11m x 4m and is extremely private due to the grounds around it and distance between the few neighbouring houses.
The private pool area is surrounded by large patios with sun loungers, a very nice decking area with outside sofa set and the main terrace for dining which is covered with a pergola fitted with woven fabric for shade. There is an upstairs balcony also which affords wonderful views to the Sea with Paphos in one direction and Coral Bay in the other.
DETAILS OF THE INTERIOR
Villa Odysseas is a very substantial, luxury villa, fully air conditioned and equipped for you to have a relaxing holiday. It’s spacious, bright and airy with furniture able to accommodate 8 people in comfort.
The ground floor is a large open plan area comprising lounge with internal stone detail, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. A covered outside terrace opens off the lounge to the garden and private swimming pool.
The kitchen is large and very well equipped including fridge/freezer, microwave, a washing machine and dishwasher. Between the kitchen and dining area there’s a breakfast bar with leather stools and overhead lighting on a contemporary looking wooden beam.
The dining area has a glass topped table and 8 leather chairs with doors opening out to the side garden area.
The airy lounge area has a corner sofa, perfect for relaxing in front of the television with Satellite and DVD player. From the lounge, doors open out onto a covered terrace with seating for 8 – perfect for relaxing in the shade, alfresco dining and socialising with your party.
Completing the Ground Floor is a bedroom with 2 x single beds and an en-suite shower room. Perfect for those who do not wish to climb stairs at any time.
A smart open plan wooden staircase leads upstairs to a gallery area with desk and reading area as well as 3 good sized bedrooms all with en-suite showers.
The master bedroom has a super-king sized bed and en-suite bathroom including bath with shower over, his and hers wash hand basins and heated towel rail.
The second upstairs room which enjoys stunning mountain views, has twin beds and an en-suite shower room in contemporary design. The third bedroom upstairs has twin beds, an en-suite shower and access to the upstairs balcony which hosts seating and a table for 4 and affords wonderful views across the surrounding agricultural land and to the Sea. After watching a spectacular sunset, you can sit here for hours star gazing at the crystal clear Cyprus skies.
The villa also benefits from oil fired central heating making the villa suitable for a holiday at all times of year.
Wireless Internet is included in the rental rate.
DETAILS OF THE EXTERIOR
Villa Odysseas is an attractive stone built villa with large grounds surrounding. The 4500m2 plot includes a fruit orchard which supplies a vast range of usual and unusual fruits depending on the season. There is a small swing in the adjacent garden areas.
The enclosed and landscaped gardens include an 11m x 4m swimming pool with outside shower. The pool is surrounded by areas for loungers and a barbecue. The villa has six loungers and two large umbrellas to make the most of the pool area. A raised decking area looks back into the house and across the gardens and hosts a sofa set which is ideal for enjoying a coffee, breakfast or a pre-dinner aperitif.
Nissan Terrano 7 seater 4 x 4 included in the rental price.
The villa has a very central location and is accessed from a lovely country lane on the edge of the village of Tala near Kissonerga. It’s just a 10-15 minute stroll into Kissonerga village where you’ll find a good selection of shops (George’s supermarket is less than 1km away and has everything you need), a bank and a few restaurants, one of which is an English style country pub (The Village Inn) if you are missing home. There is also a contemporary sports bar for those football fans out there.
Within easy reach by car (1km up gradual hill) is Tala Square which is popular for lunches, relaxing with a drink and evening meals on the verandas of the high quality restaurants, many with stunning views over Paphos and to the Sea. (The Gallery (upmarket), The Square (Popular with English-set menus etc), Masa Soura (Greek) and ‘Stamna’ (traditional Cypriot tavern) are all very popular with other cafes and eateries well worth a try also.
Tala is a popular and growing village, just 5km north of Paphos, set on a south facing hillside looking out over the blue Mediterranean. Immediately north of the village is the famous Agios Neophytos monastery dating from 1159. This is well worth a visit even if just for a coffee or to buy some traditional honey.
In the fields around Tala you’ll find vineyards, orange, lemon, olive and almond trees and banana plantations.
You can drive to Villa Odysseas from Paphos Airport in about thirty minutes. From the villa it’s an easy drive into Paphos for some of the best shopping you’ll find anywhere in Cyprus.
It’s also an easy drive to the centre of Peyia – a vibrant community stretching from the bright lights of Coral Bay to the traditional centre of the old village.
There is a good choice of beaches within an easy drive. Try Coral Bay (4km) – a great beach with every amenity you could imagine. Alternatively drive up the coast road into the Akamas Region (10km) to enjoy the quiet and unspoilt beaches of Lara and beyond.
There’s a golf course at Tsada (Minthis Hills) approximately 20 minutes drive away. Further golf courses at Secret Valley and Aphrodite Hills can also be reached in less than 40 minutes. (Elea Golf Club designed by Nick Faldo opening Oct 2010)
**Please note that this property can be accessed anytime after 3pm on arrival so dont worry about late flights. We can arrange taxi transfer by our own driver who knows where the property is. 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). Air-Conditioning is included in the rental price (bedrooms only/lounge payable extra if required) as is a welcome pack of basic essentials for your arrival.**
10% discount for low occupancy (2 guests), April-May and Sept-Oct. Please email for discount code
Please note that we need a fully refundable £350 security deposit to cover the excess on the car in case of any damage. The car will be waiting at the villa for you on arrival. We can arrange a taxi transfer from our own driver who knows where the property is. Price for 2-4 guests is just 30 euros. 5-6 guests is 35 euros. 7 guests can be taken for 40 euros and 8 for 60. The car is insured for any driver aged 25-70 on a fully comprehensive basis.
"Just back from Cyprus and Villa Odysseas - we had a wonderful time , the villa was brilliant and the location just perfect, quiet and private but a short drive to restaurants / beach etc. George was fantastic, a very charming and helpful owner with lots of great recommendations - The layout was perfect for our group and very spacious - the pool being the winning feature - all the children just loved it - we had wonderful BBQs and many lazy days by the pool - would highly recommend to other families and those wanting a spacious, private and stunning villa. Please pass on our thanks and I am very happy for you to use this as a review for others.
Best wishes Theresa Hawkins
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Stayed 29 Oct 2014
Review submitted by Jordan from Salisbury - (Submitted: 06/11/2014)
''The villa is stunning. A mix between traditional cypriot and modern contemporary design. It is very spacious and more than ideal for large groups. Providing plenty of comfortable living space for lounging, dining and bedrooms so you’ll never feel like you’re treading on other peoples toes during the stay. The outdoor area is a great feature and ideal for dining outside or simply relaxing by the pool. Located a short drive from Kissonerga it is situated beautifully between a selection of fruit orchards. It is about a 5-10 minute walk from the nearest shop and a 20 minute walk to the nearest beach. It is conveniently situated away from busy roads so in a very peaceful quiet area. The car that came with the property was an ideal addition to help get out and about on the island.
Our favourite beach closest to the villa (about a 10 min drive) was Coral Bay, particularly the northernmost bay in front of the Coral Beach Hotel. We also visited Curium near Limassol which along with a beautiful beach has an amphitheatre and stunning archaeological history site located on the cliff top. The Famagusta Tavern in Avdimou is a great stop for dinner on the way back (I highly recommend the pork chops). A bit further afield the trip to the Troodos mountains was very picturesque and The Mill in Kakopetria was a great stop for lunch.
Overall I have been very satisfied with the service provided. Both the original booking with Steven and communication with the owner George were more than satisfactory''.
Stayed 29 Oct 2014
Review submitted by Kaia-Liisa from Estonia - (Submitted: 08/10/2014)
''The villa was really excellent. Well equipped, much space for everyone, the car was a nice extra bonus :-) Pool was big, enough sunbeds and other sitting areas to enjoy beautiful weather.The location depends on people’s needs. In our case – it was the best. Quiet, lots of nature in and out of the garden. You could see the sunset from upstairs balcony. And nearby villages were in walking distance (for us at least). Also a big supermarket near and we did all our shoppings there. Up in Tala village there was one great restaurant. I don’t remember the name, started with letter M (Melitzia) and it was the first restaurant on the left when entering centre. Meze was excellent, also other dishes. And prices were reasonable. Main big shop was close – good choice of food, wines and everyday hygenic products. From beaches – of course Coral Bay. We also made a trip to Blue Lagoon – went by car to Latchi and then hiked up the mountain and then back through Blue Lagoon – it was hard but doable and views were amazing. Hiking took about 5 hours.
Regarding your service, all anwsers and instructions came quickly, you were very helpful when we needed to be there earlier. George was really nice, he welcomed us, gave us fruits and food and wine for making our first arrival pleasant. He also visited us two times, took care about the pool, all the time asking if we were satisfied etc. It seems that he really cares about his visitors. Everything went smoothly for us''.
Stayed 21 Sep 2014
Review submitted by Spencer from Essex - (Submitted: 14/09/2014)
''A mix between modern and traditional with interesting architectural design inside. Nice plot on an unmade road, the vehicle included was very useful. Everyday we return to Cyprus we find somewhere new. We have visited the better known places but this time we found a very old monastery inland from Pomos and also Kalidonia Falls. Letsrentonline are very quick to respond to any queries and would use again without hesitation. The owner George popped in a few times and we learnt how to peel and empty a pomegranite properly. Rustic homely charm at it's best.''
Review submitted by John from Chesterfield - (Submitted: 05/11/2013)
Villa marvellous, NO issues or complaints. Perfect location, just far enough away to be private but close enough to paphos etc. Tweedies in kissonerga is a must....Muji cheinese in coral bay needs to be avoided as does indian opposite royal beach hotel in paphos. Gg snack bar in paphos lovely surprise worth a visit. Very satisfied again thank you
Review submitted by Sally from Ipswich- (Submitted: 14/04/2013)
"Had a great stay, just goes far too quickly! The house was great, well equipped & the car was a nice touch 2. The location was good for us as we live in the countryside & we found it very central for our sightseeing trips. We would recommend Tea for Two & couple of restaurants in Pafos Harbour - Pelicans ( I believe ) & a Chinese (cant remember the name!). You have provided an excellent service throughout. The owner of the property was great, on hand, but not too intrusive. We liked the climate & flight schedules are easy so we would return..
Review submitted by Janet from London - (Submitted: 13/08/2012)
"BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN AND WELL MAINTAINED. PERFECT FOR VISITING MANY LOCATIONS, AND WE APPRECIATED THE SECLUSION. We would highly recommend HORSERIDING WITH RIDEINCYPRUS & LARA BEACH. GEORGE WAS VERY PLEASANT AND ACCOMMODATING.
Review submitted by Penelope from Birmingham - (Submitted: 07/09/2011)
"This was our first visit to Cyprus and we absolutely loved it. We will certainly come back at some stage. The villa was absolutely graet. Just the right size and layout to fit in the 8 of us while allowing us space to get away from each other as well. George nd his family were absolutely terrific. They addressed all the queries and problems we had immediately. We had a problem with the jeep which they sorted in 24 hours, they recommended great beaches and places for us to go and we had ajam packed holiday doing a whole range of things. The booking you helped us with was seemless with only one minor hiccoup which was that the code on the key safe for the door wasnt our flight number. I havent checked but I am guessing that this is because we had to change our flights from Birmingham to Manchester and somehow the change wasnt picked up. Anyway even that didnt matter as the taxi driver (Andy) was absolutely great and sorted it all out for us before he dro pped us off. His english was great and he had cold drinks for the children in his car for the journey from the airport which was really needed after the long flight. Everyone went out of their way to make our stay great and when George went on holiday during our second week his son was terrific and close by should we need anything. We had some lovely meals and times out but in particular spent very relaxed faily time at the Village Inn in Kissonerga which had recently opened. The owner (Mario) was absolutely great and adapted menus for us (we had 3 vegetarians with us) and was so delightful with the children we really really enjoyed ourselves and thank you for helping us have such a wonderful family holiday. Hope this is . Kind regards, Penny
Sea and Mountain Views
Gas & Traditional Style BBQs
8 Sun Loungers and 2 Parasols by pool.
Super-King Sized in Master Bedroom
Outside Shower and changing room
Safety Deposit Box.
Travel Cot & Highchair available on request
Selection of childrens games, Backgammon & Chess. Free 7 seater, 4x4 car included in rental price. Wireless internet/Wi-Fi included.