Icarus House, Paphos, Cyprus
Beach house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shared pool in Kato Paphos, Cyprus
From £334 per week
House to rent in Kato Paphos, Cyprus
3 bedroomed air-conditioned house. Free Wi-Fi. Shared pool. Private roof terrace, patios & garden. Shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance.
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House overview - owner's description
Icarus House was completed in January 2005. It is a three bedroomed house occupying a corner position. It boasts a roof terrace, a balcony, two patios, small garden areas on three sides and private off road parking.
Inside there is air-conditioning in all the bedrooms and in the lounge/dining area. The units double up as heaters for the cooler winter evenings, and there are halogen heaters too, should they be required. These rooms also have ceiling fans.
The tiled roof terrace has sun loungers and chairs, with a good view over the swimming pool. From the roof terrace an internal marble stair case leads down to the first floor, where the three bedrooms all have built-in cupboards with drawers and hanging space (and hangers). There is a balcony leading from the main bedroom. There is also a family bathroom on this floor as well as a shower enclosure and additional toilet on the ground floor.
The lounge area has two leather sofas, 2 armchairs, coffee tables, a TV with many channels (via Internet) & a DVD player. The dining table seats six, but extends to accommodate eight easily. Sliding glass doors lead from both lounge and dining areas to outside patio areas.
The kitchen has granite worktops, a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, oven, induction hob, extractor hood, kettle, coffee machine and toaster as well as plenty of glasses, crockery, cutlery, pans and utensils.
There is also a washing line and pegs, an iron and ironing board and hairdryers.
Both side and rear patios are sheltered by hibiscus hedges for greater privacy, and the garden area has gates so your small children cannot wander off into the nearby swimming pool.
The complex has a swimming pool with parasols and sun loungers for the use of residents and their guests. There are also poolside changing facilities, showers and toilets. (Down the stairs.)
The property is situated in a mainly residential area it is within walking distance of numerous bars, restaurants, shops etc. but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to allow a peaceful nights sleep.
Hire of a baby cot and high chair is possible.
Places of Interest and Things to do
One of the many great things about Paphos as a holiday destination is the short transfer time from the airport. We can arrange for a taxi to pick you up at the airport. There is also a bus from the airport to Paphos, which is very reasonable, but does not take you door to door.
On average the sun shines for between 320 and 340 days a year in Cyprus (depending on which web-site you look at).
However, Cyprus is not just about sun-bathing. Why not come in spring, when the weather is pleasant, if not hot, but ideal for hiking, and for visiting the many sites of historical interest whilst they are less crowded.
Don't worry if your Greek is not great, as most of the locals speak English. Driving is on the left and electricity is 240 volts with 13amp square pin plugs just like U.K.
There's something to please everyone in Cyprus. From relaxing by the pool, to doing a different activity every day. From the nightclubs in bar street, to the nature reserve on the nearby Akamas peninsular. From secluded rocky coves to organised sandy beaches with sunbeds and parasols. From fine dining in restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world, to local authenic tavernas. You can even ski in Cyprus, though to be honest you probably wouldn't come to Paphos just for the skiing. However, the Troodos mountains are close enough to drive to for the odd day or twos skiing if you just wanted a taster, rather than committing yourself to a whole skiing holiday. (Our prices are at their cheapest in Winter too!)
Activities in and around Paphos include swimming, scuba diving, water-skiing, and other watersports, horse-riding, golf, tennis, bowling, walking, cycling. There are lots of places to visit, especially if you like ancient ruins or Byzantine churches. There's also lots for the nature lover. Loggerhead and Greenback Turtles nest on the beaches on the Akamas peninsular, and the rare moufflon may be glimpsed on the forested slopes of the Troodos mountains if you are lucky.
You don't need to hire a car as our house is within walking distance of both Kato Pafos and Upper Pafos. There are bus stops and convenience stores within a few minutes walk of the house.
Kato Pafos is the more touristy area, with numerous restaurants and bars, etc. Nightlife is good, with plenty of bars and clubs staying open until the early hours. There's a picturesque harbour with views to the old fort. There's a wealth of ancient ruins - visit the rock tombs or see the ancient mosaics at the House of Dionysis. In Upper Pafos there are more banks, shops and cafes and a there are markets catering for both locals and tourists. Upper Pafos has recently had a lot of refurbishment with new pedestrian areas, coffee shops etc.
Local tour agents can arrange a variety of outings - coach or mini-bus trips to the many places of interest, jeep safaris, donkey rides, boat trips, mini-cruises etc.
If you do want the independence of your own hire car, then you can visit more of Cyprus at your own pace, and whilst not necessary is recommended to get more out of your holiday. There are good roads between the major towns, but for some areas a four-wheel drive would be more suitable.
This house has 33 verified reviews.
33 out of 33 people recommend staying here
We were very happy with our stay at Icarus House, however there were a few issues: 1. We feel it could have been cleaner, when we arrived (Sunday 22nd August) some of us walked around in bare feet and within minutes our feet were black, although we had a mid-stay clean the floor was still not washed and i would say not hoovered very thoroughly either. The same goes for the two patio areas these were not very clean on arrival nor did they appear to have been cleaned mid-stay either. 2. On arrival there was a note to say that the previous occupiers had broken the plug in the main bathroom but that it had been partially repaired, actually the plug did not work at all so washing in that sink was impossible and it was 5 days before someone came to repair it, which was unsuccessful so effectively we only had one sink to wash in the entire holiday for 8 people. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, the above issues did not spoil it they were just a minor irritation, we only mention them to help improve the service, particularly the cleaning as this is charged separately. Regards. Phil Bell
As two families, we enjoyed a relaxing 2 week holiday. The house is on a small complex in a quiet area. The house is very roomy and spacious. It is very well equipped with linen, towels, hairdryers and the kitchen has everything you need. There really is no need to bring anything. It is a real home from home. Cheryl provides excellent customer service and was very responsive prior to our visit with helpful tips about the house, area and and sorted out our transfer to/from the airport. There is also a comprehensive information book in the house.
As the weather was so hot, it was fantastic to have the poor right outside the back door. Although it is a shared pool area, there is plenty of room and ample sunbeds. It is an ideal spot for families and the people are friendly.
We enjoyed trips to Kato Paphos harbour and the local restaurants. The harbour area is very pretty and our two daughters got a great thrill from para gliding. We made use of Steves Taxis and the buses which are very efficient and air-conditioned. The furthest we ventured was Coral Bay. We would like to return another time when its cooler and venture further.
The Water Park is worth a visit though it is expensive by the time you pay the entrance fee and pay for food. Its worth picking up money-off vouchers if you can to get discount.
Overall it was a very relaxing holiday and we would highly recommend Icarus House
We enjoyed our stay at Icarus House. It was very comfortable and everything was provided. Our only difficulties were with the idiosyncratic front door and the Cypriot water supply which meant we were unable to use the washing machine.
A moradia é bastante agradável e com uma vista fabulosa sobre a baía do funchal. Toda equipada com o essencial para que se possa passar uns dias maravilhosos. O proprietário é bastante simpático e afável. Recomenderei este imóvel a pessoas amigas.
Obrigado por tudo.
Icarus House was a real home from home, spacious, clean, all appliances in good working order, secluded garden & patio areas, quiet and relaxing. Cheryl & Ian were prompt in replying to any queries prior to arrival and we only had to call on their agent Tom once whilst out there who turned up within a couple of hours. We didn't want to come home!
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Outside this house in Kato Paphos, CyprusThis house is near the beach. It has a shared pool, a balcony, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is not necessary as the house is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 17 February 2019
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- 28 April - 24 July 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 16 August - 1 September 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 2 September 2019 - 31 January 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
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3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
- 2 single beds
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's
Shared pool with electric heating
CD player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Russian, Local
Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden
Private Owner From Gillingham, United Kingdom Member since Oct 2004
Have been renting out Icarus House since 2005
Past bookings: 56 bookings
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within 3 hours
Last seen: 2 months ago
Number of properties: 1
Have been renting out Icarus House since 2005