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Icarus House, Paphos, Cyprus

House with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shared pool in Kato Paphos, Cyprus

From £293 per week

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House to rent in Kato Paphos, Cyprus

  • House
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shared pool
  • WiFi
  • Near beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking

House overview - owner's description

3 bedroomed air-conditioned house. Free Wi-Fi. Shared pool. Private roof terrace, patios & garden. Shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance.

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.
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 room and additional toilet on the ground floor.
The lounge area has two double sofa beds, 2 armchairs, a TV with many channels (via Internet) & a radio/CD 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 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 3 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. (We also have a stair gate for indoors.)
The complex has a large swimming pool with parasols and sun loungers for the use of residents and their guests. There are also poolside changing facilities, showers and toilets.
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. This will cost from about 30 Euros depending what size vehicle you need, and you should be in the house within half an hour. 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 betweeen 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 (you can hire ski kit there), rather than commiting 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's a market catering for both locals and tourists. It sells a range of items from fruit and vegetables to souvenirs. Nearby is the bus terminus, with buses to other major towns in Cyprus.
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.

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33 out of 33 people recommend staying here

Couple from Walmer, United Kingdom Sep 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Were introduced to a local bar which was a15 minute walk away ( the other side of Universal) which wa really good. We didn't have a car and used the local buses which are really good.

From Ipswich, United Kingdom Aug 2010

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

Reply from Cheryl

The bathroom basin tap and plug assembly has been replaced and is now fully functional. As regards the standard of cleaning, after discussion with the cleaners we have agreed exactly what is expected of them, (a list of what is required has been provided to them), and the situation should not re-occur. This year is the first time that we have used these particular cleaners and obviously if they cannot meet the required standard, we will find someone who can. Future guests can be assured that they will find the house clean on arrival, and after any mid-stay cleans if they have been requested.We have new (highly recommended) cleaners for 2011.

From Norbury, United Kingdom Aug 2009

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

From Shenton Park, Australia Oct 2008

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.

From Airdrie, United Kingdom May 2008

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.

From Lincoln, United Kingdom Apr 2008

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!


1 other review

we felt the description and photos given beforehand understated the property somewhat, it was much nicer than we expected although the floor plans were a good clue.. The other residents/guests on the estate all seemed happy with their accommodation which we felt made for a very pleasant atmosphere. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you.

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Location

This house is:

2km from the nearest beach 1km from the nearest bar 1km from the nearest restaurant 1km from the nearest supermarket 10km from Paphos Airport 133km from Larnaca Airport 90km from Larnaca Airport 2km from Paphos Fishing Harbour 80km from Troodos Mountains 10km from Golf

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Cycling 45km Fishing 15km Golf 45km Horse riding 45km Sailling 45km Scuba diving 15km Tennis 15km Water skiing 15km Walking 45km Wind surfing 45km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 15km Shopping 15km Theatre 15km Cinema 15km

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Outside this house in Kato Paphos, Cyprus
This house 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.

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  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 10 days of the arrival date.
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  • Arrive between 1 February - 31 October and receive 10% off if the booking is for 20 days or more.

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Compulsory extras

  • End of stay cleaning and laundry

    £63.00 per booking, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

There is also 2 double sofa beds in lounge area

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Shared pool

Entertainment

CD player, Internet / WI-FI, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local

General

Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Cheryl

Average rating from 33 reviews

Private Owner From Gillingham, United Kingdom Member since Oct 2004

Have been renting out Icarus House since 2005

Past bookings: 55 bookings

Last logged in: 11 days ago

Number of properties: 1

Have been renting out Icarus House since 2005

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