We mostly enjoyed staying at this sea front villa but were taken aback to find signs telling us not to throw used toilet paper into the toilet. No. Wiped excretions had to be placed into a small bin or there would be a blockage. Apparently this area does not have a public sewerage system.
Also, most nights a sewage stink floated out of the shower-room of the twin bedroom on the upper floor. This stink permeated the whole upper floor all night, the noxious fumes sometimes even waking the closest sleeper from time to time. We complained and were told to run the shower adjoining the toilet in order to keep water in some S-bend. This did not make any difference. At any hotel, we would have checked out immediately but the minimum booking here is a week, fully prepaid.
To be honest, had we known before booking that one toilet would stink up the bedrooms most nights and 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 guests ignore the no-toilet-paper down toilets signs. In which case why be so petty as to deliberately irritate the conscientious guests when the landlords could just pay for the sewage to be removed more frequently? (The cost in Cyprus is under 100 Euros.) They certainly can afford to have sewage removed more regularly, if needed. The landlords' 3 villas together earn them about 10,500 Euros a week in high season, after all. The easy alternative would have been to provide renters with ample supplies of toilet paper suitable for septic tanks.
Because most of the reviews here give only the positive side (and we do agree with most of it) here are a few more negatives to balance the picture. They are comparatively minor but it all adds up:
The swimming pool is fairly small and narrow and can really only comfortably take 3 or 4.
While there are 3 dining tables dotted about (2 sets outside), each seating 6 or 8, there is only comfortable (sofa) seating for 4 in the living room.
The furniture inside is a bit tatty and mismatched.
The mattresses on the beds are rather basic and they squeak. We did not find them comfortable but we are elderly.
Water pressure is low, throughout, and there is not even enough hot water for 2 showers a day (certainly not enough for a daily hot shower per person).
There is no place, in any of the en suite bath- and shower-rooms, even for toothbrushes and hairbrushes except the narrow top of the toilet cistern. A few shelves - and hooks for towels - would provide an easy upgrade. No shaver points or close up mirrors either.
Guest instructions about (and in) the villa, as well as the directions for finding it, were partly out of date. It turned out the landlords knew this but had not bothered to invest a few minutes in updating them.
To sum up, if all these were dealt with, particularly the sewage problems, we could have rated this sea front villa as equivalent to a 4* hotel (not for quality but for the view, spaciousness and privacy) but with 2* bathrooms.
Without the sewage problem we would have given 4 blobs but, for now, we consider 3 blobs to be generous.
We stayed in the villa and also the small annexe as we were a large party. The villa has all you need and the location is great for the beach too - amazing sunsets. There is a bar and a restaurant within walking and the bus service to Coral Bay is very good. Yianni responded to a minor problem with the pool very quickly and even returned property that we had left behind for us. We would definitely return to this villa as it met all the needs of our party.
Unbeatable view ! Very nice house ! Yianni and team always helpful and very friendly ! We really enjoyed our time there an wished we could have stayed a bit longer !
In November we had a break at Poseidon beach villa. Poseidon is part of a 3-villa holiday complex owned by the same family, called Blue Coral Beach Villas. The villas are secluded and private and there are no other buildings around them. They have been designed in such a way that all three have full privacy from each other. A few shops are nearby as also a beach bar within walking distance. More shops and restaurants are only 2 minutes away by car or bus (the bus stop is 250 yards from the villa). The sea views from the villa or the garden area are unobstructed and the sunsets memorable. A fantastic choice of holiday villa which we shall definitely revisit!
I have to say,I cannot remember a better time,in a better place. From the moment we arrived at the villa,till the moment we left,it was just magical.
The detail in which the villas have been finished,only compare to the detail that the host,Yianni,has put in,to make sure our trip was a memorable one. I cannot recommend this place enough!!!
It is so difficult to put in words how wonderful our vacation was in Poseidon Beach Villa. In brief, the booking procedure with Yianni the owner was second to none, the villa is literally on a waterfront location, it was clean, well equipped, with plenty of facilities, near amenities, near a beach bar and other food places. During our stay the service by the owner and his crew was quick and of high quality. We shall definitely visit again!
We thoroughly enjoyed our holidays in Poseidon Beach Villa. Nicely decorated, clean and located on top of the beach with unobstructed sea views and amazing sunsets that were different every single day! The villa is exactly as described on the advert, and in addition, once you are there your positive holiday mood takes off! I am not sure if it is the vibes from the nearby sea but the place appeals to all your senses! I guess the fact that the villa was ‘as described’ and more, allowed us to enjoy the location and breath-taking scenery right from the start! In fact, less than 10 minutes after we arrived, the kids were in the pool and we were enjoying our complementary bottle of wine whilst watching the sun go down! We shall definitely return!