Stunning, Spacious, Unique Modern Villa, Large Private Pool & Sundeck
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Kellaki villa description
Unwind in privacy at Villa Carpe Diem. With stunning countryside and sea views, you have found the perfect place to stay. Your exclusive 10 x 5 metre salt water pool surrounded by over 150 sq metres of sun terrace means ample space to relax! The villa is comfortably large, sleeping eight in four double bedrooms. All bedrooms have breathtaking uninterrupted views. There are three bathrooms. Window-shutters, fly screens and air conditioning are provided for your comfort. High speed wireless internet access to keep 'in touch' should you choose. We continue to add and improve the features that make staying here so special! Please look at our latest photos. Pay in the way that suits you, Sterling or Euros. The price quoted when booking is the price you will pay. Email or call now to ensure your superb Cyprus holiday at Villa Carpe Diem.
Terms and Conditions: Letting Period: Carpe Diem will be let for periods of not less than one week unless otherwise agreed. Availability is from 15:00 on the day of arrival, you must vacate by 10:00 on the day of departure unless otherwise agreed by us.
Booking Deposit: The deposit is the initial payment to secure a booking. 30% of the total booking price should be paid provided more than 56 days remain before the beginning of the holiday. Balance: Equal to the letting cost minus any deposit received is to be paid at least 56 days before the first day of the holiday. If booking 56 days or less before the first day of the holiday the full price must be paid. Procedure: 1.Complete booking form and return with deposit cheque. 2. Receive booking confirmation. 3. Receive Balance Reminder 56+ days before the balance is due. 4.Pay the balance plus damage deposit amount. 5. Receive directions to Carpe Diem and contact information.
Payment & Amendments: Payment can be by cheque, bankers draft or electronic transfer in Sterling or Euro. Payment with completed booking form to: Nicola Renals, full details on booking form.. Amendments: If one of your party is unable to travel you may transfer that place to another person provided that you notify us in writing (email is sufficient) of the details of the change and confirm that the replacement person has also read and agreed these terms and conditions.Additional persons may be accepted as long as the total numbers do not exceed the capacity of Carpe Diem. The preceding paragraph must be complied with and the per-person additional charge must be paid at the time of notification. You do not need to notify us in advance if fewer persons are going to travel than booked on the form. Changes to the dates of your holiday may be accepted after the booking has been agreed. In such circumstances the holiday charge will not be less than that originally booked. An admin fee £60 applies.
Cancellation : By You - Unless otherwise agreed by us the deposit and/or the balance is not refundable. You should ensure that all of your party have adequate holiday insurance. Please ensure you are protected against unlikely events that may prevent you from travelling. In the event that a cancellation by you can be re-booked a refund will be made. This will be a part payment and possibly a full refund less our administrative charge of €60.00.
By Us - If we cancel your holiday because of a breach by you of our terms and conditions then no refund will be made.
If Carpe Diem becomes unavailable alternative accommodation will, where possible, be offered. Should you not accept this alternative accommodation then a full refund will be made.
Reporting Property Defects: In the unlikely event you experience any problems with the property or its facilities, the matter should be reported at the earliest opportunity to either myself, Nicola Renals or to our local agents, Graham and Mary Stewart.
Service Provision: All services (internet access, electricity, water, household linen, bedding and beach towels) are included in the rental. An allowance of 300 units of electricity per week is included. (This should be sufficient for normal usage, however if more is required this can be provided at cost.) One linen change (bedding, towels and household linen) per week is included free of charge. Additional house cleaning can be arranged at cost.
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- 270 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- For music fans, we provide a compact speaker system to share your MP3's in the lounge. There is a portable CD/radio in the dining area. Washing machine - located in the kitchen. As well as a washing line in the garage area, there is a free standing clothes drying rack. We find the clothes drying rack work well if used in an area away from direct winds. Having your clean washing fall over is less than ideal! The great news is that washing dries very quickly - it can take as little as twenty minutes to dry....moreless
- DVD Player
- Books - Fiction / Non-Fiction
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Naturist Beach
- Water Parks
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Near The Sea
sports and adventure activities
- Dining Room
- Child's Highchair
- Iron & Board
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Computer Available
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Bottled Water
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Local Maps
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Beach Towels
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
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Four of us (late 20's) stayed at Carpe Diem for a long weekend, it was perfect, more than enough room for us and the amenities in the villa are super, everything has been thought of. The property is obviously very well cared for and maintained and the listing and pictures do not really do it justice. The welcome bits (food & wine) are a lovely gesture and really makes you feel welcome when you've just flown in and don't really want to worry about going to the shops the minute you arrive! The pool is lovely, and the area around it has been landscaped well so a day lazing there passes incredibly quickly. Everyone we came across was very friendly and helpful, Graham and Mary in particular were amazing, when we arrived, when we asked them to help find us a taxi to Limassol and also for recommendations of places to eat. Maroni itself is very sleepy and quiet but again, people were happy to chat and help out where they could. The customer service provided by Niki was also above par, even though it was all done via email it was so easy and convenient to confirm dates, book, and she went over and above providing detailed info to help us plan our stay as much as possible. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone as all in all it's a fabulous place and I'm sure one, if not more of us, will be back to stay again in the future!!
- Guest Chloe B.
- Date of stay 09/06/12
- Review Submitted 09/20/12
Owner response: Thank you for the kind remarks - I'm so glad we were able to provide you with a great holiday. Our consistent aim is always to give people an experience they will remember (for all the right reasons!).
We are a family of six with kids ranging from ages 6 to 18. We stayed at Villa Carpe Diem last year and liked it so much we came back again this year! The house is lovely and relaxing. Well equipped for those who want to stay in and cook and well located between the major towns and places of interest for days out or, as in our case as London based Cypriots, visiting friends and family! There's plenty of space for all the family lounging around the large and wonderful pool or even indoors. The owners were welcoming and friendly, and very attentive to our needs, for example putting a safety gate at the top of the stairs for our youngest who is overly adventurous. And their "housekeepers" Graham and Mary were also very helpful and based nearby incase they're needed. Would happily recommend to other families and "singletons" too.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/15/13
- Review Submitted 09/18/13
Owner response: Thank you so much for your generous comments - we are delighted to accommodate families, and our aim is for you to be able to relax in whatever way suits you best and enjoy the great weather and many interesting places to visit. You can be assured of a warm welcome on your next visit to Villa Carpe Diem.
This villa was absolutely beautiful!
This villa was absolutely beautiful!
We felt it was real home for home, with everything we needed and more. The location was perfect too - away from the tourist areas - very peaceful and tranquil. Niki's directions from the airport were perfect and simple to follow - which was a great start to our holiday. I would highly recommend this villa and we would love to book it again in the future too! Niki's car hire recommendation was great - the price was very good and we have passed on Andrea's details to some of our Greek friends who are still in Cyprus.
- Guest Mala T.
- Date of stay 07/24/13
- Review Submitted 08/08/13
Owner response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa carpe Diem and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
perfect base to chill and/or discover cyprus
perfect base to chill and/or discover cyprus
Our party consisted of 3 adults and 4 children (11,10,6,3 )...carpe-diem is set on a hill surrounded by fields in the sleepy village of Maroni...its very private as there is not many surrounding properties which suited us as it can get quite noisy with 4 young kids... The property itself is very well maintained and it has all the necessary amenities you might need...its layout is superb...downstairs is all open plan design with a large kitchen and spacious dining area and lounge...upstairs there are four decent sized bedrooms all with a/c...outside there is lovely verandah which is good place to start the day in the sun having your breakfast and enjoying the sumptous scenery...the pool is very well laid out (the kids loved it)although if you have got young children its important to keep an eye on them as the pool is quite deep on the far side...when we were there (late august) it was very warm so sunblock is essential and its best to be in the shade from 12-3pm... Graham and Mary were very helpful whenever we needed any help or had any questions...Niki also made organising the trip very easy and provided us with all the necessary information we may have needed including directions to the villa...its really in the sticks and you could easily miss it if you didn't know where you were going...the welcome pack was a nice touch and appreciated... Maroni itself is a very small village which has one general store which has all your basics...(bread, milk, eggs etc) and all the local people are very friendly...there is a supermarket about 15mins drive from the villa with a mcdonalds next to it (for a treat for the kids)... As Cyprus is a small place if you fancy travelling its easy to get to Limasol (45-60mins there's some lovely restaurants and waterpark ), Larnaka (30-45 mins shopping), Protaras (60-90mins beautiful beaches and great water activities)...closer to Maroni there are some nice fish restaurants (Zygi and Grosvenor Beach)... I would certainly go back and definitely would recommend it to family and friends as a great time was had by all...
- Guest shahid a.
- Date of stay 08/26/12
- Review Submitted 12/28/12
Owner response: We are so glad that you had a good time at the Villa. We aim to make it family-friendly, and it is well placed for days out and about - thank you so much for the kind words!
Wonderful peace and quiet
Wonderful peace and quiet
We had a very relaxing stay here, thoroughly enjoying the peace and quiet and the fantastic views of the sea and the countryside. We were glad to be able to stay at Carpe Diem, as it had been recommended to us, but on previous visits the dates had not worked out. The villa is very well equipped and the pool area is wonderful, with very comfortable sunbeds. Graham and Mary are very helpful and informative about all aspects of life in Cyprus. Maroni is a fantastic area, easy to get to from the airport but with Limassol and Larnaca not that far away. There are some fantastic fish restaurants locally, in Zygi and Agios Giorgios. The welcome pack is really helpful and the wine much appreciated. We would definitely stay here again, if we were not building a house in the same village!
- Guest Jane A.
- Date of stay 09/12/12
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
Owner response: We're so glad you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay at Villa Carpe Diem, our aim is to make it a place that is peaceful and tranquil, with all the comforts of home, plus sunshine! We look forward to welcoming you back to the village.
September 2010 - 60 plus English couple
September 2010 - 60 plus English couple
We've never stayed in a villa abroad before so we had no particular expectations. From the moment we drove up the hill from Moroni village, however, we sensed that we'd made the right choice and this was reinforced by the warm welcome we received from Andy and Nikki (together with a lovely bottle of local red wine). Granted, we had the whole villa to ourselves, but I'm sure it would have been just as pleasant and comfortable had there been six others with us - the capacity of the villa, but, please note, there's a two person flat underneath, especially designed for a disabled person. The rooms are spacious, tastefully furnished and capable of being cooled to an acceptable temperature by an efficient air-conditioning system. The outside temp fluctuated between 32C and 36C, which made it a little too hot to use the beautiful, large pool during the heat of the day, but, boy, didn't it make a welcome break in the mornings and evenings with its delightfully cool water, blessedly free from chlorine (a pet hate of mine) and its gentle slope to the deep-end, which makes it ideal for the non- or weak-swimmer. A further advantage to Carpe Diem is its extensive view across the fields and scrub-land to Moroni village and the hills beyond. The veranda, which extends along two sides of the villa, allows for either shady, or sunny, relaxation, and its elevation means that it captures every passing breeze, which takes the sting out of the unremitting sunshine. The kitchen is very well equipped with all the necessary accoutrements for home-cooking. There's a terrific, and totally unpretentious, eating place (it's not really a restaurant) in the village, but if you order the meze, it's advisable to ask for one if there are two of you! There's also another restaurant about a mile away, which makes a pleasant evening walk, and, just beyond that, a market garden that stocks as much veg, fruit, jams, honey etc that you would ever need. The beach is just a short way from there, but it's just a bit too far to walk to it comfortably. We hired a car through Budget, which is absolutely essential, since we saw no signs of public transport in the countryside during the week we spent on the island (apart from the bus-stops). There's so much to see on Cyprus, from neolithic archaeology to the Troodos Mountains, and from its numerous churches and mosques to beautiful beaches, all within easy reach. Carpe Diem is highly recommend and we intend to return someday soon.
- Guest Happy Customers (Wigan, England)
- Date of stay 09/06/10
- Review Submitted 09/15/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: We were delighted to welcome Jo and Mike to Carpe Diem. Their kind and thoughtful words convey an accurate picture of the holiday that awaits should you choose to follow their lead. Our Villa offers a great base from which to explore Cyprus or simply kick your shoes off and relax. A helpful suggestion this couple made, when checking out, was that we might consider providing some board and/or dice games. Scrabble, Rummikub and Boggle are now 'on order'.
Fantastic holiday at Villa Carpe Diem
Fantastic holiday at Villa Carpe Diem
Myself and my husband would like to thank Andy for providing such wonderful accomodation at Villa Carpe Diem. We can honestly say we have had one of the best holidays in Cyprus this year. Me and my husband are cypriot and our parents were born in Cyprus, so we have grown up visiting Cyprus nearly every summer and staying with family all over the island. In the last few years we have been staying in hotels around the island and mainly in Larnaca as my sister lives there, but we will never look back on hotel holidays again. Staying in the villa gave us the flexibility to visit family, go sight seeing and then returning to somewhere that felt like home for 2 weeks. The villa is so very well equipment and beautifully decorated. We had some great late night bbq's by the pool and also had my sister stay with us with her two young boys, who loved being in the pool all day and night!! We would definately consider staying at Villa Carpe Diem again as we also really liked Maroni and it's neighbouring villages of Kiti and Zygi, which does the best fish!! We must also give a mention to Graham and Mary who maintain the villa as they are such lovely people, who were very friendly during our stay. It was also reassuring knowing they were down the road, should we have had a problems.
- Guest Maroni fan (London)
- Date of stay 08/30/09
- Review Submitted 09/24/09
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: It is a pleasure to be able to provide a venue at which people feel able to relax and enjoy themselves. If this review has left you feeling that you would like to holiday with us, do please get in touch.
Accommodation for disabled guests
Accommodation for disabled guests
Being a high lesion tetraplegic and not having had a holiday abroad for over 15 years I was pleased to be able to take up an offer of a holiday at Villa Carpe Diem. Initially, I was anxious that the apartment I would be using below the main house would be suitable for my needs. However, the owner Andy put my mind at ease before flying. Similarly, he was able to help with my travel and car hire arrangements. Additionally, he was able to arrange for a shower chair and electric hoist for my week’s holiday. The house is set on the top of a slight hill overlooking the village of Maroni with lovely views of fields surrounding it and views of the sea in the distance and very much far from the madding crowd, which gives you the opportunity of a totally peaceful and relaxing time. The main house has three bedrooms a dining room and lounge with a superb south-facing terrace which also boasts shaded areas. The terrace overlooks the swimming pool, which is the icing on the cake so to speak of the house. Having not been swimming for over 20 years it was therefore a sheer pleasure to be able to cool off in the pool on four occasions. The apartment below the main house has a double bedroom and next to this is a further bedroom with a single bed along with a bed settee. Thereby enabling three or possibly four people to stay in the apartment. There is also a small fully equipped kitchen, which was suitable for our needs as most of our meals were spent eating in the main house or in cafes and restaurants sampling the superb Mediterranean food on offer on the Island. The bathroom of the apartment not only boasts a bath it also has a wheel in shower so all in all most people’s needs should be able to be catered for. A car is a must while using the house for the apartment and in turn Andy is able to arrange car hire and should you need it the hire of a wheelchair accessible vehicle. With the apartment being below the main house there is are somewhat steep slope more commonly known as the “Yellow Brick Road” that leads up to the main house. However, for someone taking there own PA/carer or someone who has better use of their arms the slope should cause no problems. I had an absolutely superb time and in turn managed to see much of Cyprus being as we ventured out most days in the car. My only regret being that I did not stay for another week. Should you or your family therefore be looking for a house with a heart in the sun then look no further than Villa Carpe Diem.
- Guest Kernowboy (Cornwall)
- Date of stay 06/15/08
- Review Submitted 07/08/09
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: When drawing the initial plans for the house I had wanted to be able to offer accommodation for disabled guests. This review is a welcome endorsement of the hard work and attention to detail that has seen the plan become reality. Our aim at Villa Carpe Diem is to provide a unique, memorable experience, on the basis of this review I believe we have achieved that goal. We look forward to welcoming Kernowboy back to Carpe Diem and our pool in the near future. If you are thinking of holidaying on Cyprus but are wondering how your needs can be accommodated do please get in touch, Andy
You will find it very hard indeed, to go back to your normal life after a week in this villa. The place is so quiet, the ambient is peacefull the views are magneficent it made it one of our best holidays.
- Guest soot-e (Malta)
- Date of stay 04/09/09
- Review Submitted 06/30/09
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: We were delighted to welcome our first visitors from Malta; and appreciate their kind comments which reflect what holidaying at Villa Carpe Diem is all about.
Holiday Review of Villa Carpe Diem
Holiday Review of Villa Carpe Diem
This is a fantastic, perfect retreat for a large family or more than one family or a group of friends to spend time together. The villa is absolutely lovely and accommodates the larger group perfectly with plenty of seating and dining areas both inside and out and enough showers/bath for all, you really do feel at home here. A fantastically well equipped kitchen upstairs with fridge/freezer and a further smaller kitchen with a larder fridge downstairs. A modern villa with a contemporary outlook including some Sky channels and an iPod station, which is refreshing for a rental property. The property does have balconies and fantastic views all around and of the sea albeit that the sea is not really a walkable distance it can be reached by moped/car in about 5 minutes. The bonus of this of course is that it is quiet, no noisy pubs/clubs right next door although you would really need to hire a car as you are not on a public transport route. This does means that if you have children yourselves of course or even if not you need not worry that you are making too much noise. The pool with the villa was brilliant and the added bonus of not having to secure a sunbed in the morning with towel is fantastic! (there are plenty of them at the villa!) and you can also go in the pool late into the evening during the summer months as it is plenty warm enough and well lit. Plenty of tables and chairs outside and plenty of lighting to be able to sit outside late into the evening and chat with friends/family. It also provides good accommodation downstairs with a wet room. The information provided and customer service and support given by the owner and staff was excellent and any queries and emails were answered immediately. Information on how to find the property was excellent and in the villa itself there was plenty of information of places to go and things to do. If you are looking for late nights clubbing and 18-30 style holiday this is definitely not for you as the distance from the main towns is too far. This is however perfect and more than comfortable for a large family get together which cannot be accomodated under normal circumstances, with fantastic scenery and a pool a bonus. Intentional or not the owner has provided a marvellous villa in which you immediately feel very much at home. We all had a fantasic holiday here and have some lovely memories to last a lifetime. I would certainly recommend this villa to others.
- Guest Sweet Fudge (Norfolk)
- Date of stay 07/20/08
- Review Submitted 08/11/08
Recommended for: People with disabilities.
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|Low Season 2013
Oct 31 - Dec 13, 2013
7 night min stay
Mar 8 - Jun 27, 2014
4 night min stay
Jun 28 - Sep 19, 2014
4 night min stay
|Late Summer 2014
Sep 20 - Oct 31, 2014
4 night min stay
|Low Season 2014
Nov 1 - Dec 12, 2014
7 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Larnaca at 30 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Limassol at 35 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Zygi Intersection at 6 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: beach at 2000 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: Zygi at 4 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Maroni Taverna at 1.5 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Hi, I'm Niki and together with my husband Andy, I own Villa Carpe Diem. As an RAF 'brat' I moved about quite a bit with my family when a youngster. Having said that, as the eldest of five children, I had quite a role in their upbringing! I love to travel and when we discovered Cyprus, I really enjoyed the varied landscape and the local hospitality.
Why the Owner Chose Kellaki:
Villa Carpe Diem is very special. Set just outside the village of Maroni, it was designed by Andy and built by a local builder. Maroni is a wonderful place to use as a base for your holiday. You will get sunshine, you get your own private swimming pool, you get easy access to our local beach, there are tavernas and shops nearby, places to explore and visits that you may like to make. You can keep in touch with the world via our broadband wireless internet connection. When you get here, we hope that you will notice all sorts of little touches that combined make a big difference.
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The seaview ever present, the grey heron a first!
Our swimming pool
View of stairway from lounge to upper floor
Enjoying swimming at Villa Carpe Diem
View of pool and fields beyond towards the sea
Master bedroom with sea-view balcony
View of Maroni from pool area
Comfortable seating on balcony - view of Maroni
Villa Carpe Diem - beautiful, scented Frangipani
Classical Cyprus - sites and sights to explore
Villa Carpe Diem - colourful Lantana close-up
Early morning looking at villa from the beach road
Group in dining room
Villa Carpe Diem - view of garden towards pool
Lounge leading to dining room, sun terrace beyond
New for 2012 - veranda seating and dining areas
Our fully equipped kitchen includes additional seating and table space.
Master bedroom towards en-suite & dressing area
Walled garden at Carpe Diem
Dining al fresco with sea view
View into Seaview Double Bedroom and balcony
Twin bedroom with village views
Seaview Double Bedroom and balcony
Fascinating sky-scapes day and night!
4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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