|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
Icarus House occupies a corner position which is ideal as there are small secluded garden areas to the side and rear, both with patios. The pool is just a few steps away, but because of the corner position if you just want a quiet drink on the patio you will not be disturbed by people using the pool. The garden areas have gates so your small children cannot wander off. There is also a roof terrace which is ideal for private sun-bathing, as adjacent properties do not have roof terraces.
Inside the house the large living room has sliding glass doors from both the lounge area and dining area, leading out to patios. The kitchen is well equipped, with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, full oven, induction hob, and plenty of crockery, pans and utensils, etc. There is also an ironing board and iron, plus pegs and a washing line.
Please use the stair gate (found in the under stairs cupboard) if you have young children.
There's an information folder on the bookcase or possibly on the dining table ready for your arrival.
We are a couple in our fifties and we hope to retire to Cyprus. In the meantime we rent out our house to help pay the maintenance costs.
Cheryl Stewart purchased this house in 2005
Although the area was nice and quiet, we couldn't help but notice the severe cracks in the bedrooms, and in the kitchen, even the tiles were damaged, the master bedroom door wouldn't close and one of the twin room door didn't close, the middle bedroom had a terrible crack in the wall and the upstairs bathroom ceiling looked like some plaster was about to fall off.
The internet didn't always work, and the outside patios needed a good clean, the owners had just left so I would of expected it to be tidier, this is a real shame, I would expect the owners to have made sure the outside was clean and tidy knowing that we were coming out the week after them, most conversations were by e-mail, they were answered promptly.
We hired a car to get around easier, the Pambis cafe and bar was really nice and just a short walk away, also the Crocodile pub.
The pool area was lovely, and we did not have to worry about sunbeds as there were plenty around.
Would we recommend this house too our friends definitely not, but the pool area was really nice so that makes it a real shame, I was very disappointed. The harbour is beautiful and restaurants plentiful, we went on the fireworks cruise and also the blue lagoon cruise, both were fabulous, we also went to the water park which was brilliant, and Aphrodites pool is well worth a visit, taxis are plentiful we used Stevies taxis when we didn't use the car. I would stay at the complex again but not the accommodation such a shame, although we didn't let this spoil our holiday
A brilliant well equipped, well maintained house within walking distance from the old town, new town and the beach. The communication with Cheryl, the owner, was easy and very informative. Thank you.
The place is very clean and tidy in a peaceful location. Having 3 bedrooms was ideal for me and my two grown children. There was a good size communal pool and bathing area, with the added benefit of a secluded roof top terrace for sun bathing. Cheryl was very helpful with any queries or problems we had and I would definitely recommend this place.
The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was because it is in a residential area with no bar or restaurant within a half mile radius. Its about a 20 minute walk to the harbour area or the Tomb of Kings Road. Something to bear in mind if you want to eat out. But if you want a quiet holiday and like eating in, its perfect.
We only stayed here for three days but I wouldn't hesitate to stay for much longer. From the first point of contact, Cheryl was the most helpful and considerate host imaginable. Instructions to get to Icarus House were 'spot on'. The house was much larger than I envisaged and so well equipped. Everything you could possibly want was there. Hot water was plentiful and excellent pressure for showering. I have travelled extensively and can honestly say that I have never stayed at such a well equipped house. We didn't use public transport so I can't comment on that. However, a short drive took us to Kato Paphos and supermarkets/shopping centres.
The grounds and swimming pool area were kept really well and pretty flowering shrubs, plants and vegetation gave the place a real tropical feel. If you are thinking of booking Icarus House, don't hesitate. If ever we go to Paphos again, I would definitely go here again. Finally, our deposit of £300 was returned within a week. Thanks Cheryl for a truly memorable stay.
Myself & family stayed in this villa for a family wedding at a local hotel.
Everything we needed was within the villa, excellent communication with owner, nothing was too much trouble.
Lovely relaxed feel to the whole complex, within walking distance to all amenities.
Would recommend for a family holiday. We will defiantly book again.
The villa was spacious and well kitted out,Couple of minor hiccups but did not affect the holiday.
Little difficult to find until you know where it is then you realise how convenient it is for the harbour and shops etc,
Lovely pool and great outdoor spaces which enables you to enjoy the sun all day as there is space at the rear and side of the villa, handy having wifi, although tv streaming was a bit of an issue, minor as when the suns shines you don't need it, great holiday. Thanks!
Icarus House is situated on small friendly complex in a residential area of Paphos. It is within walking distance of the the tourist area of Kato Paphos where you will find a large supermarket, numerous restaurants, bars and smaller shops, as well as the harbour area with the old fort. Also within walking distance is the older part of Paphos (Pano Pafos - or Upper Paphos as it is situated on a hill). In this part of town there is a daily market, selling all sorts of things from fresh veg. to souvenirs.
A bus service runs close to the house and there are several mini-supermarkets within a few minutes walk from the house.
Many people have enjoyable holidays without hiring a car. Everything you need is available within walking distance, and if you fancy a change of scene you can get buses to other areas - for example Coral Bay. There are also tour operators offering various trips, but for the more independent traveller, car hire does give the chance to explore at your own pace.
Golf: There are several golf courses within the vicinity, Aphrodite Hills, Minthis Hills, Secret Valley, Elea Golf Club.
Further details can be found on the internet.
Ski: You can ski on Mount Troodos. The season is normally from January to March. The ski area is not extensive but it makes an alternative activity. Equipment can be hired in the ski area.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|