Villa Iptamena: secluded location, glorious gardens, 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lovely private pool., gas BBQ, free wifi and UK TV.
Peter and Margaret
About Peter and Margaret
We have been in this wonderful village for 40 years, having been here longer than any other foreigners. You need only ask for 'Mr Peter' or 'Mr Peter's House' and the locals will usually know exactly what it is that you are talking about. Our children have grown up here and think of it as their home.
Peter and Margaret purchased this Villa in 1973
Why Peter and Margaret chose Peyia
Peyia was the village that all Cypriots wanted to live in with its ideal climate, friendly people and laid back atmosphere. Although mass tourism has come to other parts of the island, this place still retains its charm. You will have the experience of living amongst local country people if you stay in our villa. The village is right on the edge of the National Park with its wild rugged beauty. Here you will find a deserted hilltop to picnic under a carob tree or a sandy beach all to yourself - apart from the greenback turtles. However, above all, we were drawn to the place by the fantastic view. Laid out before you as you lounge on the verandah is 15 miles of glorious Mediterranean coastline.
What makes this Villa unique
Most unusually for rentals in Peyia our villa is right in the heart of the village. You are only a short walk away down a hill to the village square with its bars, cafes and restaurants. As well as the coffee shops and tavernas there is a good range of local shops. Immediately below the village is Coral Bay with its sandy beaches and rocky coastline. The village bus will get you down here every 30 minutes from the road below the villa if you don't want to take your car. Your neighbours are all local village families. Most speak English and will always be pleased to offer advice and help to our guests.
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Beautiful villa in a great location
We are a family of 4 with two children aged 11 and 8. From initially booking this villa the owners Peter and Margaret couldn’t of been anymore helpful. Always replying within 24 hours and fully explaining any questions I had.
The villa itself was a good size and very clean upon arrival. The pool was the highlight for us and our daughters loved splashing around. We had everything we needed in the villa and felt very safe.
The location was great as only a short drive to the beach. My husband did walk to the beach, however we felt it would be to much for our daughters as it took around 50 minutes to get to Coral Bay beach. Maybe if it were cooler they would of been ok but I’m happy to say it was very hot so we took the easy option.
Would recommend to friends and family.
A lovely villa with amazing views.
This is a really nice villa with a great swimming pool. Fantastic views from the garden area which has a lovely eating area in the shade.
Upon arrival there was a lovely welcome pack which is a lovely touch and was very much appreciated.
The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could need.
The pool is cleaned once a week by a very friendly guy, the gardens are also well maintained by a great team
We stayed for two weeks with children aged 15 & 12..
The villa is in a great place to explore with water parks, beaches, shops restaurants all close by.
We would definitely love to stay here again when we revisit the island.
We would definitely recommend this villa to all ages.
Great get away from it all Villa holiday.
We have just returned from a very relaxing two week stay at Villa Iptamena. The villa is very spacious and will sleep six very comfortably, is very well appointed with all home comforts and facilities and is exactly as per the photos and video tours provided by Peter and Margaret prior to our stay. Peter was very communicative before our visit to make sure we were well prepared for our stay and always responded to queries very quickly.
The Villa was spotless and very well kept. Some nearby properties are a bit run down but are well out of view from the very large plot of the Villa, and we felt they added to the authenticity of the old character of the village.
We had a hire car (Europcar via ZEST rentals which were cheaper than going direct and despite all the scare stories we had an excellent experience with Europcar ) which we would recommend as the location is up a very steep slope at the top of the village. This does mean the views are spectacular and we spent many hours just sat by the pool enjoying the sea view.
The guide that Peter sent upon booking is very useful and we tried most of the recommended eateries and they really are excellent.
Coral Bay is a few minutes drive and we alternated between driving one night and walking into Peyia the next, so we could all have a drink with meals rather than having a designated driver every night- we didn't bother with taxis but it may be worth considering.
We visited some of the local attractions but much of the time the heat was too intense during the day to venture away from the fantastic pool and cool shaded garden area seen in the pictures.
Coral Bay strip, Paphos waterfront and club strip, Aphrodite Waterpark near Paphos are all must visit places.
We would definitely recommend the Villa and area to anyone looking for a quiet setting but not too far away from the action if required, and would happily return for another visit .
We were also allowed a later checkout as there were no guests arriving on our departure day and this helped a lot with a later flight.
Thanks to Peter and Margaret for a wonderful holiday !
Pretty villa in good location, close to restaurants.
We had a great time at this villa. We have stayed at many villas over the years and this one was very spacious and well equipped with all that you would need. The views are lovely as are the gardens. Close to the village with a good choice of reasonable restaurants, about a 5 min walk, although uphill on way back which is not a problem after eating the massive portions - you need to walk it off! The pool gets shaded by the trees as the afternoon progresses, but believe me, this is a welcome relief from the sun and we did not have to worry about our daughter getting sunburnt . The pool was cooling, but not cold, even in late May. Peter provides great information in his booklet about restaurants, beaches, shops and doctors, which was very useful on our first visit to Cyprus, and his local staff are friendly and helpful. Fantastic welcome pack with everything you need to set you up when you arrive. The only negative I would give is the sun beds need replacing, but there were two decent ones which we could use, however, this is a minor point. Would definitely recommend. Thank you. 🌞�
The 2 sandy beaches of Coral Bay are immediately in front of the village and 5 minutes drive away. The entrance to Akamas, the National Park, is 10 minutes drive and sandy beaches there can be reached in about 20 minutes. These are often empty during the week, even in the summer. There are also other little sandy coves closer to the villa and many places for good rock swimming.
The nearest airport is Paphos (40 minutes drive). We recommend picking up your hire car there and we provide directions, including a sketch map, to make it an easy journey along the coast to the villa.
Cyprus is an island to be explored by car and car hire is cheap (We offer a 20% discount with a local company). However if you want a holiday in the sun by the pool, a car is not needed. Everything you will want is within walking distance and public transport is also available close by.
Coral Bay is 5 minutes
Kathikas, the nearest mountain village (2000ft) is 15 minutes
Paphos is 30 minutes
Limassol is 60 minutes
Kato Prygos for those visiting Northern Cyprus is 90 minutes
Nicosia is 120 minutes
You will find most things in Cyprus very easy and often quite familiar.
<> Driving is easy - as they do it on the left (mainly).
<> The banks are run on UK lines (including the fact that they are broke). There are 3 in the village. All have ATM machines and credit/debit cards are widely accepted.
<> Electricity is the same voltage as UK and they use UK square 3 pin plugs like us.
<> We can arrange to have you met at the airport (extra charge).
<> Most UK food brands are available in the shops in the village.
<> You have free broadband and wifi in the villa to keep in touch with the world.
<> Your mobile phone will work OK and reception is generally good.
<> When reception is good you can sometimes get Radio 4 on the radio in the kitchen.
<> We will be sending you our 10 page booklet telling you all about the villa, the village and the local area
<> We provide a complimentary get you in pack of basic foods on arrival to see you through to breakfast the next day.