I stayed at this magnificent villa in February and the facilities, location and country were wonderful. The dining room and balcony look east so breakfast was taken in the bright early morning sun looking out onto a panorama of the Mediterranean sea and the pretty village of Maroni sitting quietly on the hillside opposite. There is a sense of space in all the rooms and the kitchen is very well equipped. The main highway is 10 minutes drive away which will take you to all the principal towns of Cyprus and the small seaside resort of Zygi with its marina of fishing and leisure boats is just a 5 minutes drive. There are a number of good circular walks from the property and picturesque small towns within cycling distance. Highly recommended.
What a great villa. Very spacious, everything you need, comfortable beds and furniture and a large pool. Ticks all boxes for me. The outside area was ideal. The pool is large and there is plenty if space to enjoy the sunshine looking at the view out to sea. But there is also another sitting area where you can escape from the sun or wind if you need to so it is the best of both worlds.
Owners were friendly and easy to deal with. Maroni is a lovely area, away from the tourist crowds and a few really nice restaurants nearby. We have a lovely relaxing holiday here and would have stayed longer if we could have done.
I have to agree with all of the other reviews that have gone before - this is a beautiful villa with stunning views & the owners Niki and Andy could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. It is in a quiet village, but everything you could need (the beach, great tavernas, supermarket) is accessible within a 5-10 minute drive.
The purpose of this review is aimed more at the fact that the villa is completely adapted for people with disabilities. We have family in Cyprus and try to visit once or twice a year but it has been harder to do so recently as my mother has multiple sclerosis- unfortunately becoming increasingly disabled over the years- and we have found it very hard to find suitable accommodation on the island. We knew of only two properties that were accessible, both in the Paphos region, and the owners of the one that we had stayed at previously sold it a few years back. Many properties in Cyprus do claim to be 'wheel chair friendly' but this often means they have a ramp or the odd handrail, but at villa Carpe Diem they have thought of everything. The lower level of the villa has been purpose built in mind for guests with disabilities and includes a walk in shower (with chair) & adjustable height beds. The rest of the villa is accessible with plenty of space to move around and we were also able to hire a mobile hoist and wheel chair adapted vehicle. Niki was extremely helpful prior to the holiday, checking all of my mothers needs, to ensure they were prepared and everything was set up on our arrival. Nothing was too much trouble-they advised that there was a care agency on the island if we needed extra support which is really useful to know for future stays.
There is a wonderful swimming pool and Andy has recently added a pool hoist which was a huge draw for us as it allowed my mum to really enjoy the swimming.
It is great to have met Niki and Andy- they really understand the needs of people with disabilities and are making steps to make Cyprus enjoyable and accessible for all.
We have a cousin getting married next year in Cyprus and my mother is already busy making plans to return just one day after we have got home - she loved every minute of the holiday!
If you have any special needs or requirements and are hesitating whether to travel to Cyprus I would recommend you get in touch with Niki as I'm sure she would be more than happy to help and make sure your stay is a comfortable one.
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