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Review submitted by Phillip from Merrick, New York USA (Submitted: 12 Sep 2011)
We rented the entire villa for one week for a family gathering of 17 people.
It was a perfect setting, had adequate room to accomodate everyone, and the 4 apartments had all that was needed to be comfortable. The managing company was very accomodating. When we encountered some minor problems, they took care of it immediately, e.g. one of the shower drains was clogged. I would highly recommend Villa Evalena.
Review submitted by Anat from Israel (Submitted: 24 Jun 2011)
Excellent villa with very nice large garden and pool was a real paradise for our 6 children! The furniture and bedrooms decoration is really nice.
Very good location and the beach is very close.
Service was good and over all we had a lovely holiday.
Review submitted by Tamar from Modiin (Submitted: 13 May 2011)
This holiday villa proved to be a superb choice for family holidays with many children as we were a group of 3 families16 people and rented the Villa for 7 days. The villa’s large garden more than 600 meters, with matured fruit trees was a perfect playground for our children.
The 8x4 sq meters swimming pool is also a paradise for children while the family friendly swimming beaches Zygi beach is 4km and Governors sandy beach is 7kilometers away
We liked the photos and we already had a feeling that we were going to enjoy our holidays but after we arrived and met with Abraham the owner, we became sure that we will have a good vacation and we were not wrong.
He and his wife Lena gave us a very warm welcome and answer all our questions regarding all the surroundings and visible paces around the villa. The villa was very clean, specious and well equipped with everything as advertised on internet.
We found Tochni village to be a lovely village and worth visit.
We had a lovely time. Thank you all!!
Review submitted by Teresa from UK (Submitted: 11 Aug 2005)
The villa was lovely, very clean and well equipped. The owner was very helpful and organised car hire and transfer to and from the villa. The village is beautiful and very unspoilt. The locals were very friendly and the taverners were good value for money. There were 8 children in our party ranging from age 6 to 14 and they loved the freedom of the villa and happily amused themselves in the pool. Within half hours drive of the villa there is a lovely water park, scuba diving, banana boats etc. not once did the kids moan they were bored (admittedly we cheated and took a playstation).
The only down sides were the fact that there was no bbq as advertised or iron. And what isn't shown in the pictures is the fact that the pool is situated some distance from the villa, is not lit up at night so sitting out by the pool after 8.30pm is not an option, and it is not completely private, one of the owners lives directly next to the pool and does make use of it at times along with his family and friends. Our teenage daughters were uncomfortable with this. There were also restrictions with the pool such as no swimming after 8pm and we were asked to stop the children from diving and jumping in as water is in short supply and we were warned that the pool would close if we didn't comply, we were also told not to leave inflatables in the pool overnight, it did feel at times as though we were using someone elses pool and not having exclusive use of a private pool as advertised.
Overall it was a fantastic, relaxing holiday and I would definately return to the village although probably a different villa with a more private pool and a less enthusiastic neighbour!
Dear Mrs. Teresa,
Thank you for staying at Evalena Villa for your holiday and for the good part of your comments.
However I was surprised to read about the “Down sides” which I don’t believe it was something that couldn’t be settled if you would just call me and let me know like you did when it was a little problem with the boiler. I expected that you should recognize that I am a responsible person and I wouldn’t hesitate to take your part if you were right with any misunderstanding with my partner. I had arranged your transportation, I met you personally and I had asked you that if there was any problem with any body or anything you could call me and I was ready to help.
I would like to make some comments to some points you mention as “down sides”.
The bbq was available and was offered by us to be brought to the apartments whenever you wanted. The irons are also available for use they are just not kept in the apartments. However we will discuss this to reconsider having both these items already in the apartments in future.
The fact about the pool being a distance from the pool is misleading for other readers, as the comment ‘quite a distance’ could mean a few meters to a few kilometers! There are no photos on the site showing that the pool is in front of the house but it is mentioned that surrounding the villa there is a large yard with mature fruit trees, flowers and swimming pool with sun beds. The pathway from the fruit trees orchid leads to the pool so the distance as you mention is only a few meters away; to be exact it is 20 meters away.
There is big sign at the pool stating: NIGHT SWIMMING PROHIBITED, NO DIVING, CHILDREN MUST BE ATTENDED AT ALL TIMES. These restrictions you will find at all pools whether in a villa complex or hotel. These rules are made for the safety of our guests and not to restrict. Using an exclusively shared pool does not mean that guests should not care about wasting water by diving which is not allowed anyway for safety reasons and leaving inflatables in the pool overnight may cause damage to the pool suction pump if the skimmers are blocked. I think there must have been a misunderstanding about any warning of the pool being closed if you did not comply; this was not our intention at all.
The fact about that one of the partners using the pool after hours was not intended to make you feel uncomfortable and we apologize about this, we will be discussing this matter and make sure this will not happen again but again if this discomfort had been mentioned to me personally it would have been brought to my partner attention immediately.
We hope that you will re-consider some of the ‘down sides’ on your review.
Greetings from Cyprus
Abraham’s Cyprus Self Catering