4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, spacious country villa with swimming pool, just 15 minutes to beach
- english, greek
We are a "youngish" couple who built a lovely home that we cannot live in unfortunately. Thus decided to give other people the opportunity to do so. I'm Marina, short, brown hair, brown eyes. My husband is tall, slightly overweight, grey hair, brown eyes. We have three children, (that are starting to drive us slightly insane) but we love them anyway. I think its important to mention that we are easy going and do not fuss over little things.
Why Marina chose Kathikas
We decided to build the property in Kathikas because we thought it to be a good investment at the time. We love the village life style, the locals and of course the country side. We actually stay at the villa when we have no bookings during the winter months. My husband loves mushroom hunting, and working in his vineyards. Unfortunately producing grapes is not very profitable thus we have a restaurant in the busy tourist area of Kato Paphos.(making it impossible to live up in the village) Its a place where one can really relax.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Marina is a house where one can have privacy without been in the middle of no where! It is entirely enclosed. The swimming pool is private. Everything in Kathikas is in walking distance. The local taverns, the coffee shops, the pub, the local bank. The villa is not situated near any main roads, thus been dangerous for young children, and noisy. The Local church is also very close to the villa all visitors are welcome. In April during our easter time, we have midnight mass which is very interesting to many tourists. August is also a lovely month to visit Kathikas, the local festival takes place round the middle of August where there are traditional dancing, food and of course wine.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 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.
Smoking allowed - smoking is allowed but preferred outdoors.smoking is allowed but preferred outdoors.
Max guests: 8
Gorgeous holiday in Kathikas, Paphos
Our 4th summer holiday in Cyprus and hands down the best one!
We were a party of 7 including an 11 & 13 year old. We all had such a lovely time we didn't want to come home. Lovely large, spacious villa with lovely outdoor space. This villa.has everything you could.possibly need. Set in a village location, only 2 minute stroll to the local.shop, cafe and restaurants. Lovely friendly local residents. Due to its higher altitude location there was always a gentle breeze which makes it so much more bearable during the hottest months of the year. The location of the villa was also only a short drive to many lovely beaches, supermarkets and Coral Bay. The owners are a lovely family that were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and made themselves available at any time. Highly recommend this villa and a visit to their restaurant 'The Moorings' in Kato Paphos where we enjoyed 2 lovely meals. We will be returning for future holidays!
Fantastic family holiday
We had an amazing time at Villa Marina. The property was very clean and tidy when we arrived and well stocked with everything we could need during our stay. The pool was well kept and we all had a lot of fun in it over the 2 weeks we stayed for! Kathikas is a beautiful little village with several restaurants, cafés and bars to visit and both the staff in these establishments and the locals of the village are extremely friendly. We had a visit from the owner, Panicos, on our second day there to check everything was okay and he was very friendly, and he invited us to visit his restaurant in Paphos harbour, which we did. Very nice food and drink and customer service second to none. The villa is very spacious and beautifully laid out. Would definitely recommend Villa Marina to others. Absolutely 5 stars*****! Thank you for a lovely stay, we'll hopefully be back one day!
Clarke party of 8 (6 adults 2 children)
A villa built and shared with love!
We have recently returned from our stay at Villa Marina. It was an 'out of season' break and unfortunately, the weather was not kind! However, we could all imagine that this would be an ideal venue for families who want to stay away from the coast and retreat to the quiet of a friendly village.
Although the building has different 'floors' each has a stair gate so that even small children can be kept safe. The pool looked very inviting and has recently been refurbished, however it is not heated and was too cold for us to enjoy.
Marina and her husband are extremely friendly, genuine people who came out of their way twice to put on the central heating for us. Their restaurant, 'The Moorings', in Paphos is well worth a visit - you would not be disappointed by the food, the setting or the welcome!
Although we found some of the fixtures and fittings a little 'tired' ( maybe because this was so early in the year) we would highly recommend this villa and hopefully, will return at a warmer time with a group of friends and family.
Beautiful, well-equipped, spotless and spacious villa that is fantastic for a family holiday
We recently enjoyed a fantastic one-week stay at Villa Marina. We were two families together - our family with children aged 11, 13 and 16 and two adults as well as two of the children's grandparents. The villa was perfect :-) We found the rooms extremely spacious and well-designed to suit the weather with cooling marble-type floors, high ceilings and plenty of large windows that let in a lovely breeze (most days). Although the weather was unusually hot, the villa stayed relatively cool and we could always find a shady spot outside among the wide choice of balconies/terraces/shaded seating areas. The pool was also a great way to cool off, again with plenty of shade provided for those who didn't want to swim. The table tennis, pool table and darts board also made for an easy holiday with a varied age range. We greatly appreciated the well-equipped and maintained kitchen as well as the chance to bbq by the pool.
The village of Kathikas is itself very picturesque, charming and friendly and offers some extremely good opportunities for eating out.
We found Marina to be very quick to react to and answer any questions we had both before and during our stay. We also had the pleasure of meeting Marina's husband who was equally friendly and helpful.
Our only regret is that we hadn't booked to stay longer! Definitely a place we would like to return to if we get the chance. Highly recommended.
Fantastic! Perfect family holiday
We stayed at the beautiful Villa Marina for two weeks this summer. The villa has everything you need for a relaxing carefree holiday. The beautifully cared for garden made the perfect space to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of Kathikas.
Marina made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The games room was great! Cold beers on tap from the fridge allowed us to spend all day outside - only venturing inside to make lunch in the well equipped kitchen. The large villa can accommodate either one large family or two or three smaller ones. It's our (big) secret LOVE IT!
Special interest holidays:
Kathikas been a manily farming village, harvest grapes during the month of September. The locals always welcome a helping hand and anyone is welcome. The owners will arrange such outings. The owner has his own olive orchards which he picks during the month of October and here also arrangements can be made for some olive picking. Sounds like fun but it is also hard work!!
The nearest beaches are the famous Coral Bay which is 15 minutes from Kathikas its a small tourist village, where one can enjoy the warm mediterranean sea. There are a number of restaurants and pubs which provide economical snacks and meals. The other beach is in the Polis area, Latsi its about 20 minutes from Kathikas, a small fishing village, where one can have a refreshing swim and a delicious fish meze.
Nearest Airport: Paphos International at 25 km
Nearest Ferry: Limassol at 85 km
A hired car is recommended although there is a taxi service.
Kathikas is in a good location its only 15 -20 minutes drive either to Paphos or Polis. In Paphos, there are a number of places worth visiting; The Tombs of the Kings, Mosaics, traditional museums. Polis has the Aphrodite Baths and many nature trails worth walking. The island has long been of great strategic importance and boasts the legacy of many of its occupying empires, fortifications built by the crusaders still stand.
Kathikas has a selection of taverns, on can sample the traditional fresh homemade foods. Also there is a pub which features all the local football matches. There are a couple of coffee shops, where one can get to play some back gammon with the locals. There are two supermarkets and a bank. The main attraction would be the two wineries where visitors are welcome to sample there choicest wines. For those who prefer nature one can walk the nature trails, watch the birds and lizards. There is also some stunning scenery which one a photograph.