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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.
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....moreless
Reverse Osmosis filtered drinking water system.
Pressurised water system.
Air conditioning throughout.
Sliding fly screens at all doors and windows.
1/3 acre of private landscaped gardens.
Choice of outdoor seating areas and tables.
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.
Xmas New Year Dec 18 - Jan 5, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter Sun Jan 6 - Mar 29, 2015 7 night min stay
Spring Mar 30 - May 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Early Summer Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer Jul 1 - Sep 15, 2015 7 night min stay
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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
A 25% deposit will secure your booking.
The balance of 75% is to be paid eight weeks prior to the arrival date.
Refundable breakages deposit of £300 / €350 required with final balance, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
We can accept payments by bankers draft or bank transfer in GBP, Euro or US$
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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.