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Please ensure you look through the photographs, area maps and watch the videos to familiarize yourself with this fantastic location. The villa is located right at the heart of stunning Golden Bay with views out to the Akamas National park and over to the Troudos foot hills. If you need anything at all prior to booking please don't hesitate to call or contact us using the form.
Villa 8 at Aphrodite: Set on a private road of twelve exclusive villas with private gardens and pools you'll find your prestigious destination. Built in 2007 and nestled on the edge of the breathtaking Akamas National Park, neighbouring the Anassa Hotel, world renowned as one of the most beautiful, exclusive, 5 star luxury spa hotels and destination of celebrities and royalty. This spot is most definitely one of the hottest exclusive holiday destinations to emerge in recent times.
It is at this Mediterranean location with golden beaches and mountainous surroundings, overlooking Chrysochou Bay with its translucent deep blue waters and embraced by the Troudos mountains, you'll find the tranquil millionaire's playground of Latchi.
They say that the best places are where the locals can be found ... Latchi, with its 'on-the-beach' bars and restaurants is THE destination for the discerning Cypriots and is currently undergoing a transformation into one of the most luxurious getaways in Europe with beachfront property now commanding prices that only the privileged few can even consider.
Drenched in wonderful Cyprus sun, the villa is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the very heart of this exclusive area and awaits YOUR arrival!
At Villa 8 not only do we strive to deliver the very best possible levels of service and luxury, but try to add those little touches that are so important, ensuring you have a holiday you remember ... and return to us in years to come! We have onsite management and maintenance staff who are only a phone call away should you need them, or simply have any questions.
Forget the recession, hard times, troubles and relentless struggle; you only live once! At Villa 8 the weather is guaranteed, the water is perfect, the locals are happy and friendly, there is literally no crime in Cyprus and there's a thriving ex-pat community proving that Latchi really is the place to come!
We know you'll just love this place ... it really is the 'getaway from it all' you and your loved ones deserve!
ABOUT THE VILLA
Reference: Villa 8 Aphrodite
Bedrooms: 3 (1 en-suite, 1 family bathroom)
Rooms: Separate kitchen, dining, lounge, toilet
Sleeps: 6 (Will accommodate 8 by prior arrangement)
Luxuries: Private 10m x 5m pool, Heating, Air conditioning, 40" Plasma TV, DVD player, Satellite TV, Broadband Wi Fi, PS2
Standard: Kettle, espresso Machine, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities: Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing Machine, Dishwasher (yippi!), Smoothie Maker, Water Cooler, Nespresso Coffee Machine (You'll need to take capsules as non available in Cyprus), hoover and cleaning equipment (boo!)
Master Bedroom: Double bed, Large Fitted Wardrobes, Safe, Air con, Balcony with Sea Views, Private en-Suite and Shower Room
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, Large Fitted Wardrobes, Air con, balcony with views to the Akamas National Park
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, Large Fitted Wardrobes, Air con, balcony with views to the sea
Fitted Family bathroom with shower and bath
Kitchen: with granite and cherry fitted units, teak storage units all cutlery, etc, large patio doors to the shaded eating and BBQ terraces, views to the Troudos mountains
Toilet & Washroom
Spacious dining area: with teak tables and chairs, teak storage units, air con, office desk, wi fi etc, large patio doors to terraces and shaded relaxing loungers and coffee table
Large lounge: with teak tables and units. air con, 2 double sofas
Other: Linen and towels provided and also washing facilities for when you have to!
Children: Family friendly. Suitable for children of all ages. Pool Fence, High Chair, Car Seat, Push Chair, Stair Gate, Baby Sitting (All by arrangement)
Outdoors: Balconys, BBQ Terrace, Sun Decks, Shaded Areas, Lounge Areas and Sofas
Access: Wheelchair Access (downstairs only), Private Parking and Garaging, Good local taxi service
Outside: BBQ area with gas Outback BBQ, seating for 8, Teak sofas all round, Sun Loungers, Caribbean style shaded cocktail area
Gardens: The tropical grounds are landscaped and maintenance is a very high standard. Palms, banana trees, orange and lemon trees, hibiscuses, bougainvilleas, lavender, roses, lawned areas, and a variety of beautiful plants to enjoy
Changeover day: Flexible
Nearest beaches: Neo Chorio (pebbles) 500m, Latchi (pebbles/sand) 1km, Latchi Main (sand) 2km, Anassa (sand) 1km
Nearest Amenities: Latch Harbour 2 km - 5 minutes drive or 30 minutes stroll along the pedestrianised beach front (beautiful!)
STRICTLY N0 SMOKING inside this property (smoking areas on the terraces)
The pool is 6' deep and 4' at the shallow end and there is a child barrier that prevent access from the sun area. As with any pool children must be supervised at all times.
Further details about your villa:
All the rooms offer reversible hot & cold air conditioning units and the bedrooms have black out blinds to keep the rooms cool. This Villa has been tastefully decorated to the highest standards with all modern furnishings and decor.
The lounge area seats 6 people comfortably (8 by arrangement), with a separate dining area also seating 6 people. The kitchen is fully equipped and allows you to make good use of the nearby supermarkets, fish market & butcher
All bedrooms have large built in wardrobes with generous storage space. The master bedroom has an en suite shower room, toilet and wash hand basin. Twin bedrooms are across the hallway enjoying a separate bathroom which also has a shower over a bath, toilet and wash hand basin. All bedrooms have sliding doors leading onto Balconys.
Private undercover parking for this property is at ground level.
NOTES ON PRICES
We sincerely want you to enjoy your stay at Villa 8 Aphrodite and not only do we try our very best to provide everything to make your stay a fantastic one but we then endeavor to go the extra mile.
On arrival you be greeted with a welcome pack that includes the essentials until you get chance to go to the Supermarket (bread, milk, sugar, tea, coffee, conserves, selection of cereals). The water cooler will be on and stocked with a complimentary 10 litre water bottle.
*Prices are for the property per week in euros (other currencies are for a guide only and exchange rates will be made by the banks at the time of payment)
*Rates are for 1-6 people inclusive. Maximum occupancy is 8 people with an additional charge of €25 per person per day (by separate arrangement)
*Rates include one cleaning, bed sheet and towel change once a week
*10% discount for couples. 10% discount for repeat guests (love to see you back!)
*Until bookings are confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
Booking & Deposits: A 50% 'non refundable' booking deposit is required at time of booking. This can be paid online via Paypal or credit card when you make a booking on gauk Villas. Or you can contact the owner and the balance EIGHT weeks before arrival.
If a booking is made within the eight week period the FULL amount is required at the time of booking.
Refundable Deposit: A €300 damage protection deposit is refundable on inspection of property. The breakages deposit will be returned promptly after your visit subject to a satisfactory property inspection.
You will be given the opportunity to order extras once your booking is confirmed. You will receive a confirmation email with details.
*Welcome Hamper: €100 In addition to the complimentary welcome pack we can provide a more comprehensive Welcome Hamper.
*High Speed Internet: €5 per day
*Car Seat: €20 per week
*Play Station 2: €20 per week
*Air Con: €5 euros per unit per day. There are 5 air conditioning units for all areas of the villa that are used for cooling and heating. There are 3 air conditioning units for cooling and heating for the 3 bedrooms. There are also air conditioning units in the lounge and a further one in the dining area. (The use of the units is optional and due to the spiraling costs of utilities is charged extra.) You may select on request any number of units. This can be arranged on your arrival at the villa.
*Cleaning: Your booking includes linen change after 1 week and there is a washing machine and lines. Additional cleaning at €60 per day
LATCHI & POLIS
The town of Polis, part of the Paphos district and found in the Chrysochou area, is fast becoming a desired tourist destination. With its paved streets, is the central town square which is surrounded by local restaurants and tavernas. There is a harmonized blend of peace and relaxation which promotes the laid back, relaxed lifestyle enjoyed by many.
The delightful Polis Square is just a 10 minute drive from your villa
Unlike other crowded towns, Polis still remains traditional and has ensured nature was not destroyed through over-development. Walking, hiking and cycling are possible as there are adventurous nature paths to explore on the Akamas Peninsula.
The surrounding areas, boast rich flora and fauna and strong mythological links with the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite. The recently opened archaeological museum and the fascinating, ancient church of Ayios Andronikos are regularly visited places by tourists and locals.
The beaches along the Chrysochou (meaning golden) Bay, with its crystal clear waters have received international recognition. The sunny climate compliments the variety of water sports provided. These sports include sailing, water skiing, parasailing, diving excursions, renting jet skies or speed boats and much more. For a more relaxed and respected sport, golf at Tsada Golf Course is only 25 minutes from the town.
When its comes to enjoying a place because it offers so many different things to do and see, it seems that Cyprus once again comes out tops. Whether you want to kick back and relax, take in inspiring historical sights or get involved in some action on your holiday, you need to look no further.
There is one region in particular which seems to be gathering a reputation as the latest place to offer everything under one sky. The Polis region, which encompasses the northwest region of Cyprus, about 30 minutes drive from the popular Paphos resort area and 45 minutes from Paphos International Airport, is one of those places which holds a quiet sort of attraction to all those who visit it.
The main feature of Polis is the village square boasting cobbled streets, souvenir shops, banks, jewellers, chemists, coffee shops and bars with locally made wines available.
From being one of the closest developed areas to the magnificent Akamas Peninsula, to offering the freshest fish meze (famous island wide) to some amazing aquatic attractions with its pristine beaches and sparkling waters, Polis is no longer the poorer cousin of Paphos. Instead, it gives you the chance to enjoy Cyprus as those who are lucky enough to live there do.
Of course, with Polis being a coastal town, you would be correct in assuming that there are beautiful beaches in the area. In fact the whole of the area is surrounded with beaches. While most are of fine pebbles, it is worth every single step to get into the water. It's as clear and clean as possible while the area even offers a beach-side camping site. There can be fewer purer pleasures than waking up and walking two steps from your bed to take your morning swim in sparkling waters.
And when it comes to enjoying local fresh food, you just have to visit one of the taverns on the Polis square. All the fish is freshly caught and one of the best gastronomic experiences has to be enjoying a leisurely fish meze, accompanied by a bottle of crisp white wine. Your meal is perfectly rounded off with a plate of fruit which is brought as dessert; more often than not it is picked fresh off the trees in the neighbouring fields.
As an area, Polis is beautiful. Whatever you want to do, from lazing around the beach, to enjoying the thrill of water sports or just taking in nature with a leisurely forest walk, Polis has it for you.
Visit Latchi harbour, take a stroll along the marina, sample some freshly caught fish in one of the tavernas and just watch the world go by...
The popular fishing town of Latchi, with its new Marina, is only 3km from Polis. Over recent years the developers have joined forces in a unique coalition to preserve the unique quality of this exquisite corner of Cyprus. The plan was drawn up a number of years ago and it was agreed that only the 'very best' and exclusive building with large plots would be erected. Planning laws restrict the height, style and density of any new build. With a new sandy beach, the break waters, the development of the marina, the planned signature golf courses, not to mention the multi-million euro villas, this area really is set to take on the traditional European retreats.
Wander along the harbour, crammed full of brightly-painted fishing boats and tuck into Cypriot specialties at a waterfront taverna. The local fishing boats guarantee fresh seafood daily and the fish restaurants are known to be the best in Cyprus. Latchi harbour is always full of life and the restaurants along the side enjoy the beautiful sea view.
Apart from the many water sports available you can hire a boat and cruise around the crystalline coast line. The waters are a vibrant blue, the sand is pure white and the marine life is abundant. Following the coastline you can travel past some of the world's best hotels, the Elysium and the Anassa. The Anassa beaches are just a few hundred yards peaceful walk from Villa 8 Aphrodite
It's a great trip to pull out your snorkel and goggles and explore the waters of the Blue Lagoon or laze in the sun on the boat and top up your tan. A fish meze and a carafe of local wine is the perfect end to the day.
Paphos is currently a 30 minutes drive away, yet Polis and Latchi have all the essentials needed, like hospitals, schools, post offices, many mini-markets, fashionable clothing stores and much more.
Dotted with citrus groves and overlooking turquoise seas, you can find all types of property from townhouses to luxury villas to old stone houses, and only a short distance from the beach.
Latchi is fast becoming the European destination of the rich and famous wising to get away from the crowds - once there you'll see why!
Latchi is a lovely fishing village situated on the North West Coast of the island. This is only 5 minutes drive, 15 minutes walk or 30 minute stroll along the beachfront from the villa!
The main point of Latchi is the fishing harbour sporting fishing boats bobbing gently on the clear waters weighed down with nets, wicker baskets and the catch of the day. Fresh fish can be sampled in one of the many small stone build traditional restaurants / taverns surrounding the harbour. This is one of the favourite areas for the locals to have some fresh fish.
Quiet bars and cafes can also be found at the harbour for a refreshing drink during the hot day. In the evening take a stroll along the boulevard and sip a delicious cocktail whilst lounging in candle-light on the beach! Latchi bars are rare in that they actually set out their loungers and gazebos on the sand ... this just has to be one of the top 20 things to do in your life!
There are also some supermarkets and souvenir shops from where you can buy anything that you need to use at the villa.
The sandy/pebbly beaches nestling on the Akamas National Park are some of the best and cleanest in the island, with cool waters and gentle summer breezes. Several daily cruises take place from the harbour towards Akamas National Park.
A number of excursions are available, leaving the harbour at 10:30am and returning at 3:30pm, having a tour by the coast of Akamas, a couple of hours to swim at a the crystal clear waters of Fontana Amoroza, providing you a generous BBQ meal and desert.
If you are keen on water sports, you will be pleased to know that you are able to do scuba diving, boat parachute, wind surfing, canoeing, drive jet skies and speedboats.
If you enjoy walking then you are definitely going to enjoy the many nature paths available in the area including the trail of the ancient Greek Gods Aphrodite and Adonis. The baths of Aphrodite is one of the locations that you can drive within 10 minutes from the villas. This is where Legend has it that Aphrodite bathed with her lover Adonis. They say if you bath in the waters at the baths of Aphrodite you will be blessed with the secret to eternal youth and beauty!
The scenery during the spring term is breath taking with many wild flowers, orange and lemon blossom, wild lavender, basil and poppy fields and many other colours and smells causing an amazing sensation.