We had a great stay at Villa Sunshine - the villa is really nice and Svetla was a fantastic host. It is located in a rural area, which was perfect for us, but bigger towns within easy striking distance. The kids enjoyed the pool and there are numerous beaches nearby.
The villa was well maintained and supplied with essentials upon our arrival. Svetla ensured we settled in well and gave advice & information about local attractions & supermarkets etc.
We forgot some personal items when we left and Svetla met us at the airport to make sure we got them back - really appreciated her helpfulness and kindness.
Best villa in Mazotos
First line sea
You can find all what you need in this villa
We stayed a week at Villa Sunshine and had a lovely time.
Svetla is an amazing host and tended to our every need.
The house is beautiful and well equipped and the location is great for exploring the island.
To get there, we had to meet the owner at the camel park and follow her car down a "shortcut" with many twists and bends. It was one of a line of seafront homes in the middle of nowhere. Even though isolated among desolate fields, the homes were crammed together with little privacy.
The owner repeatedly recommended the nearest taverna for food, including deliveries. We went there the first night but could hardly eat anything; the ingredients were low quality and the tables fly infested. We went home still hungry although, for lack of choice in the area, we subsequently ordered the chicken wings to be delivered - it was the only thing we had found edible and they were always tender and juicy.
The nearest village with a choice of eateries is Kiti, about a 15-minute drive towards Larnaca, which is about 30 minutes away as the main road has been closed for some time. Driving the other way, Mama's is a great fish restaurant right on the sea, about 10 minutes away..
The house is directly on the Larnaca airport flight path, with planes overhead, taking off or landing on average once an hour including nights. We were told there were 2 satellite systems connected to the TV, one with English channels, but we found only a few news channels in English, no English entertainment channels at all.
On the plus side, the view was great and the house was stylish, with good quality furniture and fashionable seating outside. All 3 bedrooms had double beds, which we preferred, and mattresses were good enough. Wifi was excellent, faster than at most hotels.
However, all the bathrooms had some mold and/or rust in the edges or corners and grouting needed attention. Also, there was little place, in any of the en suite bath- and shower-rooms, even for toothbrushes and hairbrushes. Adding a shelf in each ensuite would provide an easy upgrade. No shaver points or close up mirrors either.
Despite the negatives, overall our stay was fairly comfortable and enjoyable with the exception of toiletting. Frankly, we were taken aback at the signs in the bathrooms telling us not to throw used toilet paper into the toilet. No. All wiped excretions had to be placed into a small bin. Also, the outside bin was too small to handle kitchen and toilet waste.
To be honest, had we known before booking that we would have to place wiped body waste in a small bin with every toilet visit and to regularly remove our toilet paper waste by hand, it would have been a deal breaker.
We suspect most paying guests ignore these bathroom signs. In which case why be so petty as to deliberately irritate the conscientious guests? Just one night's rental would easily pay for the septic tank to be emptied multiple times! (The cost in Cyprus is under 100 Euros.) The easy alternative would have been to provide renters with ample supplies of the type of toilet paper suitable for septic tanks. Renters are paying £2,000 a week in high season, after all.
Without the sewage problem we would have given 4 blobs but, for now, we consider 3 blobs to be generous.
Description is very accurate. We find the villa clean and prepared for out stay. The house is modern and well equipped.
The host was very quick to reply and always very helpful.
Great sea view. Quiet location very close to the sea.
We enjoyed our stay very much.