Ideal Homes International launches new Cypriot office as Cyprus reports 25% surge in tourist arrivals
- New Ideal Homes International Cypriot office presents luxury properties to UK buyers
- Cyprus tourist arrivals up 25.7% (Cypriot Statistical Service)
- Citizenship by investment boosts Cypriot economy by €2 billion (Interior Ministry)
The Mediterranean island country of Cyprus, which enjoys some 340 days of sunshine per year, has reported a 25.7% surge in tourist arrivals for the month of March 2015, according to figures from the Republic of Cyprus Statistical Service. Tourism income shot up to €65 million for the month, from €56.5 million for the same month a year earlier.
Cyprus has long been a favourite with British holidaymakers and second home owners thanks to its combination of sunshine, stunning beaches and low cost of living. Now, a new addition to the Ideal Homes International network, local property expert Maria McLaren, is bringing a range of luxury Cypriot homes to UK buyers. Maria has more than a decade’s experience of selling property in southern Cyprus and knows the island inside out.
Ideal Homes International’s founding director, Chris White, comments,
“It is extremely exciting to be able to welcome Maria and her team into the Ideal Homes group. Through this new venture we plan to open up the Cypriot property market to UK buyers who have yet to discover the wonders of Cyprus, both as a second home destination and as an option for permanent residence.”
Permanent residence in Cyprus is certainly a sought after status. An audit services report for 2013, recently announced by Interior Minister Socrates Hasikos, revealed a €2 billion boost to the economy thanks to property sales and investments made through the Cypriot ‘citizenship by investment’ programme.
The programme has resulted in high end villas being snapped up by overseas buyers, but those who haven’t yet bought their dream home in Cyprus need not panic – there are still plenty of luxury properties to choose from. Amorosa Villas in Latzi, for example, offer the exclusivity of one of the island’s most pre-eminent gated estates, with a three bedroom villa available for €1.65 million. Plots sizes are simply huge and the villas are magnificent in their level of sumptuous comfort. Generous living spaces and reception rooms with fireplaces are complemented by saunas, gymnasiums and treatment rooms, along with infinity pools with views that stretch over the verdant countryside, all the way to the sea.
If that’s not large enough, just over €3 million will buy a five bedroom, four bathroom villa located directly on the sand at Latchi, with fine dining restaurants and the marina within easy reach. Considerate design has created a spacious and light-filled interior, while outside the infinity pool has been designed in such a way that it is possible to climb out directly onto the beach. Generously appointed balconies and a lush roof terrace affording stunning sea and mountain views complete this seriously luxurious property.
Over in Polis, another contemporary villa boasts unparalleled sea views from all rooms, along with an open plan living/dining and kitchen area that opens out onto an external BBQ area with expansive deck overlooking the pool and sea. The elevated overflow pool is perfect for bobbing around in while sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset turn the sea and sky from blue to pink to purple over Argaka Bay. For those rare rainy days, the smart house enjoys a home cinema system and glass fronted verandas for watching the rain lash down from the warmth of the cosy interior.
For further details of luxury homes in Cyprus, visit www.idealhomesinternational.co.uk or call Maria and the team on 01543 325316 or 07527 301861.