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Giselle Sanders

Member since: 2010
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Spacious property with private pool and expansive views

16 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Foinikaria holiday bungalow

4 bedroom bungalow sleeps 7 plus cot. Open plan living area and covered veranda

Elia House benefits from its own private pool and lovely gardens including many fruit trees for your enjoyment. Leading from the living room and two principal bedrooms is a spacious veranda with stunning pool and mountain views, furnished with table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. With two king, one twin and one single bedroom, the house is ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay. For the summer months Elia House has full air-conditioning and in the winter benefits from central heating and a wood fire.

The property is located on the outskirts of Finikaria village, just a few minutes walk from the village centre and its taverna with a children's playground. More general information on the village is available at: www.finikaria.org/en. Quiet and peaceful, yet no more than a fifteen minute scenic drive past the reservoir, to Limassol’s tourist area and beaches, the house has easy access to all amenities.

The village taverna, approximately 5 minutes walk (less than 1/2 km) from Elia house, provides cooked breakfasts, light meals, a full mezze on Friday evenings and curry evening on Tuesdays. It also has a pool table and children's playground.

Whilst the village does not have a grocery store, there is a bakery and a few small stores conveniently located on the road through Germasoyia village on the way to Finikaria.

The neighbouring village of Akrunta, at most a 10 minute drive, also has a taverna in the village square serving good food.

Local Activities: There are many amenities within 15 minutes drive of Elia House including the 5 screen cinema, a bowling alley, supermarkets, bakeries, Limassol’s tourist area with souvenir shops, restaurants, beaches, bars and night clubs. There are also many options a little further afield including alternative beaches and watersports. Limassol old town is approximately 20 minutes drive. Fasourri Waterpark, a 20 to 25 minute drive is a great family day out. Also close to the waterpark is an ice-skating rink in a small shopping mall. Within 25 minutes is a go-karting circuit and the Santa Marina Retreat, 20 minutes drive, offers horse-riding, archery, buggy rides and a climbing wall. There are also three golf courses within 30 - 40 mins drive. Fishing in the reservoir is permitted with a licence when declared open. At the house there is a guide to all these facilities, local amenities, other attractions, restaurants and take-aways, including directions, website links and phone numbers.

The Property: Elia House is in a quiet cul-de-sac with 9 other residential properties which are to the side and behind Elia House, although it has an almost secluded back garden with trees and shrubs. The house sits in approximately 1/3 of an acre and there are no other houses in front of the property giving a clear view of the mountains and privacy around the pool. There is no through road past the property so there are few cars.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giselle Sanders (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveller reviews

Spacious property with private pool and expansive views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

The perfect getaway in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, we absolutely loved this place. We stayed here in October 2016 (3 adults and 2 kids) and were blessed with amazing weather. The house is just beautiful, very homely and welcoming, very clean, and stocked with everything you could need for a perfect holiday. The position of the house is perfect, not overlooked, and the views are stunning. The grounds of the house are also beautiful, and the pool is amazing. The village is very well kept, with the square and cafe being within easy walking distance (the food in the cafe is great, and they are so friendly). It's a very scenic 20 minute drive into cosmopolitan Limassol, which we loved. Everyone we have met, or spoken with, regarding Elia House has been friendly and informative. The booking was easy, and Giselle was so helpful and very accommodating, giving us every bit of information we could possibly have needed, without having to ask (including detailed maps which made our drive from the airport stress free). John and Joanny gave us a warm welcome at the property and were a wealth of local information. I would certainly recommend Elia house if you are looking for a private villa in Cyprus, you won't be disappointed in any way.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful house, gardens and pool!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house - very spacious and comfortable - a real home from home rather than a holiday let. It is equipped to a very high standard aespecially the kitchen. The pool is lovely with a fountain at one end and there is a big shady terrace where we spent much of our time.

it is located just outside sleepy Finikaria village about ten minutes inland from the Limassol strip with its shops,bars and hotels. The area is very quiet and peaceful apart from the occasional dog barking.

The mountain road down to the coast is a little twisty but it's a good road with plenty of passing space and is very panaromic.

The owner is very well organised and provided us with all the information we needed including a very comprehensive map and instructions on how to find the house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Best relaxing holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at Elia House we were pleasantly surprised at how wonderfull it was,it was well equipped we never wanted for anything except our food off course,and GIselle very kindly left good instructions on how we could purchase our supplies.The VIlla it self was very clean and spacious with the most amazing views it was so relaxing we did go and explore, but for this you will defiantly need a car worth getting car from airport excellent directions given we arrived at night and found it with no problems booking procedure was a breeze good communication throughout we are looking forward to returning as soon as we can Thanks again GIsele

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing, fully equipped villa. Beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Firstly the owner Giselle made the whole process very simple with quick returns to e.mails and questions. When we arrived I was worried if there would be enough room as there was four adults and four children. My concerns were quickly gone when we got to. Elia house. First impression was "Wow" by all. Nice big lounge area with fully equipped kitchen. My mum brought out spices for dinners, there was no need already there!! We wanted for nothing other than our food and drink of course. That was easy also as Carrfore supermarket is ten minute drive away just past the roundabout to get back on main road A1.

The pool area was big enough to accommodate all of us and plenty of sun beds and chairs. We made use of the Charcoal and Gas BBQ.

My fourteen year old nephew was happy with the table tennis and Wifi, so we even kept him amused for two weeks. What a great villa this is.

Every cupboard had some more equipment in it to help us have a fantastic time. The local travern (pub) was good and only five minute walk showing football and a small play area for kids, they also deliver food if you want a night off cooking.

Thank you Giselle for letting us stay at your beautiful home and we will defiantly return at some point, sooner rather than later I hope!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Villa and views!!

  • 5 of 5

Just like to thank you very much for a wonderful stay at your villa. The attention to detail was faultless, the views and the pool were stunning and we had great use from the barbecue with the Souvla. We've been to Cyprus many times over the past 30 years due to family living in Limassol and I have to say your villa has brought a different dimension to our holiday this year. The kids didn't want to come home, neither did we come to that. Highly recommend it. We will definetly book again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Superb Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday staying at the villa. Beautiful house with fantastic facilities. The pool is superb as is the garden and BBQ area. Although it may be 40 degrees outdoors the house was always cool thanks to excellent air conditioning. We could not have hoped for a better holiday. I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone going to Cyprus and can’t wait to return some day. Thanks Giselle.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Larnaca or Pafos
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Finikaria Taverna
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Limassol
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Vikla
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Germasoyia junction 24
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Germasoyia Village
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Troodos
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Limassol
Car: necessary

Finikaria village is about 9km from Limassol sea front, a 15 minute scenic drive. It has a population of approximately 300 and dates back to medieval times. Today there is a church, library and taverna in the centre of the village.

The village and its surrounds are great for hiking, trail riding and nature lovers, with miles of trails, paths and unspoiled scenery. It is a wonderful place to relax and yet provides easy access to Troodos mountain and other popular mountain villages as well as to local historic sites of interest including Limassol and Kolossi castles and ancient Amathus and Kourion Amphitheatre.

A must do for families is the nearby Fasouri Watermania Waterpark, which in 2007 was awarded Europe’s Leading Waterpark Attraction by the World Travel Awards. There are many other family attractions nearby including a wide variety of beaches and water sports, horse riding, go-karting, paintballing and golf among many others.

Golf: Aphrodite Hills' 18-hole standard championship golf course follows the scenic contours of the two plateaus that are divided by a central ravine Its challenging fairways cutting a swathe through lakes, olive and carob trees. No wonder the course has taken its rightful place among the very best the Mediterranean can offer. A premier Golf Academy and Pro Shop enhance your golf experience, while the Clubhouse offers delectable specialities and a breathtaking view of the golf course. Two minutes from the main Limassol - Paphos highway. Limassol 50km.

Vikla Golf and Country Club - The Par 72 course is a 30 minute drive. Enjoy a good days golfing at a reasonable price, offering a challenge to the more experienced and ease to novices. A swimming pool and terrace are at the disposal of accompanying family and friends. Robin, the owner, will give you a free introductory lesson if it’s your first time. Special shoes, buggies, trolley’s and clubs are available for hire.

Santa Marina Retreat situated in Parekklisia Village, a 20 minute drive, offers an 18 hole golf course as well as a variety of sporting facilities. It also incorporates the largest private Stud Farm and racing stables in Cyprus with over 250 horses. Facilities include a club house, riding through unspoilt countryside, archery, climbing wall, and buggies for hire to explore the grounds or to play golf.

Ski: In January and February there is often, and occasionally on Christmas Day, snow in the Troodos mountains. There is a small ski resort with four runs ranging from beginner to intermediate. Skis, boots, poles and snowboards are available for rent. Full and half day lift passes are available. If you are renting equipment on a weekend, it is advisable to get there for 8.15am to beat the rush as the building is quite small. The lifts (3 drag, 1 chair) open at 9am and close at 4pm. There is a relatively good website and it is advisable to check the website to see which lifts are open and also whether the roads are open. Chains are sometimes required after a heavy snowfall unless you have four wheel drive. If skiing is not for you, there are also areas suitable for tobogganing, building snowmen or just having fun.

Visit the website: www.cyprusski.com and check out “Piste Conditions”, “Road Condition” and “Web Cam” which is positioned at the base of the longest run.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Foinikaria, Cyprus

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Sun
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$1,345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,022
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Sun
6 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,354
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,616
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,870
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$508

Cancellation more than 8 weeks prior to the Arrival Date results in the Initial Deposit (25%) being retained. If cancellation is less than 8 weeks and up to 4 weeks prior to the Arrival Date, we reserve the right to retain the Initial Deposit and 75% of the Final Balance. If cancellation is less than 4 weeks prior to the Arrival Date, we reserve the right to retain the Initial Deposit & the Rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Foinikaria, Cyprus

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 155 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • For the winter months the main bathroom has a large heated towel rail and the ensuite has a central heating radiator. Bath, hand and pool towels are provided. Towels are changed weekly for stays of two weeks or more.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , 1 cot
  • All bedrooms have spacious built in wardrobes, air conditioning, central heating radiators and sliding fly screens. Linen is provided.
Entertainment:
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Interior: Reverse Osmosis filtered drinking water system. Pressurised water system. Air conditioning throughout. Sliding fly screens at all doors and windows. Exterior: 1/3 acre of private landscaped gardens. Choice of outdoor seating areas and tables. 6 Sunbeds. Subtle pool and garden lighting for romantic al fresco dining. Covered veranda with variable speed fans. Fruit trees including orange, lemon, lime, fig and pomegranate according to the time of year. Covered Parking.