Villa in Kato Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus - Popular Holiday Location, 10 Mins Walk To The Beach
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Chilled and relaxed quality detached holiday villa
My wife and I have just returned to the UK from our 2 week stay at Villa Skyros.
We both really enjoyed the facilities that the spacious and well equiped detached villa offered for a wonderful chilled holiday. With large patio areas located to the front, rear & sides of the villa. In addition there are also two large upstairs balconies to the front and rear of the villa, they offer full shade or full sun daylong. The villa has air conditioning units to all three bedrooms, they kept us nice and cool overnight as the weather was unusually hot during our stay for the time of year. There is however no air conditioning to the downstairs living or dining areas, but however there are two large ceiling fans.
Skyros is conveniently located across a quiet road from a kiosk shop and a local bar called "The Pambis" this serves good food and drink all day at a reasonable price. We rented a car for the duration of the holiday and parked offroad on the front drive of the villa.
You literally walk through the rear gate (that provides safety from the pool for young children) and youre in the pool. we both swam virtually on a daily basis. The pool is very good but the poolside is a little bland and overlooked from two sides by both car parks and holiday apartments. A word of caution for non swimmers there are no depth markings at the poolside!
Inside the TV offered access to many UK and american channels and there are numerous DVD'S and books to enjoy. The property managers Dermot and Marilyn were most helpful and informative both prior to and after our arrival. They also kindly allowed us a late departure from the villa on the day of our late departure.
I have given the Villa 4 stars but would only rate the pool area as 3 stars as It is not as private as you might be expecting from the photographs.
Alan & Julie,.
Please be very aware before booking this Villa
The property as advertised on Owners direct / HomeAway is not as described.
The pictures on the HomeAway web site I can only assume must be many years old. The pictures are taken at a clever angle and definitely omit the reality of the Villa. The cleanliness was appalling.
We paid a lot of money for the Villa as it looked luxurious on the pictures.
We were going to a family wedding in Cyprus.
We arrived late at night and were unable to fully view the property we had moved in to, however became instantly aware of the lack of fully working air conditioning units. Downstairs none at all, there was a unit downstairs but it was broken. We tried to use the fans but the humidity was very high and this did not help. It was just blowing 30 degree air around.
It became apparent when it was light (in the bedrooms at 6:30am! – no blinds?), that the property was not as described. We were on a main road, which was noisy through the night with traffic and paper thin curtains, the noise and bright light woke us up at first light, 6.30am. Not funny with a small child! This is supposed to be a holiday!
The Air-conditioning was almost useless in the bedrooms, remote controls broken, some with dead batteries and pegs hanging out of the units to keep them from closing the flaps.
The swimming pool was out of action and had a notice saying it had been condemned by the government! We also didn’t see any pictures on the website of overlooking apartments and parked cars! What a disappointment.
We felt we had no choice but to move out immediately and find alternative accommodation. We had a 5 year old child with us that needed to be kept cool and no way of doing that without fully working air-conditioning or a pool!
We would strongly recommend not booking this Villa.
We are in the process of acquiring a refund to at least cover the out of pocket expenses in finding immediate, alternative accommodation.
Incidentally the visitor’s book in apartment was empty!
A great place...
This house was in exceptional condition and extremely well stocked with everything we needed, from sheets and towels, to kitchen supplies, to the pool, to a wonderful eating area outside. The Farm Market down the street is a solid store for general food shopping (for a wider selection there are big supermarkets in town). There is a bus stop right outside that can take you to the harbor and from there to further destinations. The only complaint is that the Internet was really slow and at times did not work at all. I'm not sure if this is because of the plan used by the house or Internet service in the neighborhood in general - but really this is a minor complaint. Overall it really was one of the best rentals we have ever had - what you see in the pictures is really what you get and more!
excellent property, approx 20mins walk to shops and bars, highly recommended.
Great villa, superbly finished, couldn't fault anything. Would recommend it to anyone .Suited our party especially having a downstairs bedroom and bathroom my mum has difficulty with stairs so it was ideal for her.
Great Villa in quiet location
We were a party of 6 spending time in this great villa to celebrate my daughter's 40th birthday (she has special needs). It is an extremely well equipped villa and suited our needs perfectly. Set in a quiet location with two great supermarkets and a fabulous bar/restaurant all within 50 yards walking distance. We hired a small car as most areas like the beach, shops and harbour were within a 10 minute drive and we used to ferry each other about. There is also a bus stop with a bus to the main bus station right outside the villa. Our hosts Marilyn and Dermott were extremely friendly and helpful both with the booking procedure and when we were there. A beautiful birthday cake was in the fridge along with a welcome pack.. There is also adequate outside space for al fresco dining with fences at the back and front giving a modicum of privacy. The pool was kept very clean but the area round it was rather scruffy. I am very happy to recommend this property and the helpful hosts.
Paphos offers Jeep Safari trips to the Troudos Mountains, and the Akamas Peninsular, ruise trips around the Paphos coast. Plenty of wedding venues.
Paphos has various blue flag beaches. The nearest is about 10 minutes walk or just a few minutes drive from the villa. Here, the coastal walk leads to pretty Paphos Harbour and beyond. A bus service is available just next to the complex to take you for a coastal trip to Coral Bay with more beaches for you to enjoy.
Paphos is the nearest Airport at just 15 minutes drive to the villa. Larnaca is about 1 hour and 30 minutes drive away.
Paphos has an abundance of historical, and cultural places of interest to visit. Information is provided for you in our useful book. A bus service will take you to Paphos market, to the Harbour and to Coral bay. Convenience store, farm shop, Pambis Diner are all next to the complex making this a good choice and popular with returners.
Many shops and restaurants are just minutes from the villa and all around the Paphos area, with banks and main supermarkets a little further.