Villa Rosemaria, Droushia, Lachi, Akamas Peninsula, Cyprus - This Villa Also Boasts An Exclusive Mediterranean Fruit Orchard, Peaceful Location
About Rob Kelly
We are Rob & Pauline Kelly. Villa Rosemaria is our family villa where we and our extended family come for holidays. We live in the Lake District in the north of England
Rob Kelly purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Rob Kelly chose Drouseia
We chose this property because of its family feel, ability to accommodate an extended family comfortably, rural location and slightly lower temperatures and breeze in the hot summer months.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
The villa stands in a fabulous location with wonderful views down over Polis on the north coast. We were glad of the breeze on the hottest days which dropped the temperature a couple of degrees compared to that at the coast. We spent quite a lot of time relaxing at the villa and made good use of the pool, which is a fair size.
A few of the other villas nearby are clearly not in use and we saw very few neighbours in those that are, even at peak season; this makes for a very peaceful life. Located on the very edge of the village, it is a rural location, we were visited most evenings by a swooping bat and on one one occasion a large owl flew right across us. We only heard the cockerel crow on one morning and wonder if he didn't make it past Sunday lunch....expect other rural sounds including the barking of dogs.
Contrary to the experience of another reviewer, we found the villa to be very clean throughout with the minor exception of the kitchen cupboards and drawers. In general it is well equipped, though we did add some small plastic bowls to the inventory for use when a soup bowl doesn't really work.
Aside from the balcony light and possibly temperamental oven, everything else that we wanted to use worked well, including air-con and wifi (we didn't use the tv).
A note on the room layout as it's not clear from the description or photos; the den and the twin bedroom adjacent to it are in what is essentially the garage, behind a thin garage door and the quirky chairs shown are no longer there. There is no natural light or window at all to the bedroom. We found that bedroom too dark and much too far removed from the rest of the house to be happy having younger children sleeping in there (It would be fine for older teens or adults).
The village, within walking distance, has a couple of good restaurants but only one or two basic (and expensive) food shops. The freshest food can be found a fifteen minute drive away in the supermarket in Polis, including wonderful, still-warm, fluffy pitta bread.
We enjoyed our stay, it was relaxing and you would never tire of that view.
Pretty property with lovely views
The property is tucked away in the lower half of the village of Droushia in a relatively new but small, quiet and private development.
A hire car is needed (which we had) as it's around 15 to 20 minutes to the nearby towns of Polis and Latchi - both of which have an abundance of smashing restaurants and the beaches at Latchi are truely amazing - not too touristy (like Paphos) but enough that you don't need to speak Greek. Highly recommend visiting the Polis Herb Garden in Polis and there is a great supermarket (Papantoniou) in Polis. We'd thought we'd eat in most nights and use the BBQ, but ended up only using it once because the restaurants are so good.
Being set into the mountains, it was also lovely to get a regular breeze and the views are breathtaking.
We had some issues with the cleanliness of the property on arrival (bathrooms were not clean and floor not swept), a shower door was missing and lights which were not working, which has been fed back to the owner but the pool was cleaned every few days.
One of the bedrooms (the red stripe room) is set off from a converted garage which is the 'den' in the pictures with the bar stool chairs and turtle picture. It is built into the hill-side so has no windows and is dark and so providing you are not claustrophobic, it makes an excellent cool bedroom.
Our trip was for a family of 5 (3 teenage children) and they loved it.
Other than the grubby bathrooms on arrival, this was a beautiful property.
Perfect villa in quiet location spectacular views
The property was spacious with views from almost every room. One of the highlights for myself and my husband was its pool on the sun terrace where you could sit in sun or shade all day and take a leisurely dip in the cool pool (professionally attended to twice a week). We just wanted a relaxing holiday away from it all and that;s exactly what we got. Oh and Jon the villa manager was an excellent host. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. You do however need a car if you want to get to the beach and the supermarket.
Thank you for the wonderful positive review! Villa Rosemaria is definitely a good choice if you are looking for a quiet location with a pool and amazing views. You do need a car to get anywhere, while a range of tavernas and restaurants are within walking distance too!
A wonderful relaxing family holiday.
We stayed in Villa Rosemaria for 2 weeks with another family, so 8 of us in total. We has a most relaxing holiday, the villa is very comfortable and the games room was a big success with our teenagers. It is just a short walk in the village of Droushia where you will find several restaurant and the food at the hotel is of a high standard. John the villa manager is very helpful and wealth of knowledge. The villa has wonderful panoramic views of the coastline and we would love to return here sometime in the near future. Richard
holidays that dreams are made of
We have just returned from a 14 night stay at this stunning villa. We travelled with or family of 3 and our friends with their family of 4.
Words can not express how fantastic this villa.
It is situated in a very secluded area with just a few villas in the immediate location.
The villa itself boasts stunning views and the accomodation itself is top quality.
We were a bit concerned we may struggle with the heat following a recrnt heatwave in cyprua being reported, however due to the villa being in the mountains it was hot but manageable compared to the unbearable heat of near by towns of which we travelled to on a few occasions.
We hired a car for the duration of the stay of which is essential.
The near by towns of latchi and polis are stunning and we found a wonderfull town called kathikas and a fantastoc restaurant called the farmyard restaurant a must for all to visit.
We ate in a lot of the time due to having 2 5 year olds with us and wanting to get them to bed, the bbq is ideal for this and the supermarket in polis is very cheap.
All in all the villa owners have been fantastic and john the guy that looks after the villa for them is very freindly and welcoming.
We would definatley return.
Special interest holidays:
Droushia is on the edge of the Akamas Peninsula at the western most point of Cyprus, and the whole area is crisscrossed by rocky trails and long distance walking routes. Akamas is ideal for climbing, walking, running, mountain biking, swimming, diving, fishing, exploring, cruising on small craft, and bird watching.
We can advise you on walking, cycling and horse-riding and most other things you want to know to plan your holiday.
Akamas is one of the very few important sea turtle nesting areas in the Mediterranean for both the Loggerhead Turtle and the rarer Green Turtle.
The town of Paphos to the south, is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Among the treasures unearthed, are the remarkable mosaics in the Houses of Dionysus, Theseus and Aion, the mysterious vaults and caves, the Tombs of the Kings, and other places of interest.
Local beaches at Latchi and Lara are 15 minutes drive away. Perfect for swimming, diving, sea kayaking, snorkeling, jet skiing, boat trips and exploring. You could even see some sea turtles!
Latchi's picturesque harbour has fishing boats and yachts, and is renowned for its fish restaurants with it’s lights reflecting in the waters of the harbour.
35 minutes drive from Paphos airport.
The village of Droushia is a 5 minutes walk with a small supermarket and village tavernas.
15 minute drive to Latchi with its seafood restaurants, and to Polis which has a large supermarket, banks, shops, restaurants and internet cafes.
Kathikasis is 5 minutes drive away and has a vineyard and a couple of excellent tavernas.
Polis also has a tourist office which can supply you with all local event knowledge and places of interest and any maps you require. The area also benefits from superb local fruit and vegetables.
Mountain biking, guided walks and quad-bike trips in the Akamas Park, scuba diving, snorkeling and boat hire can all be booked with local companies. The European E4 long distance walking route passes through Droushia, and you can walk or bike directly from the villa into the beautiful scenery of the Akamas Park and the coast. Droushia is the centre for some of the best rock climbing in Cyprus, in walking distance of the villa.