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Sleeps 6. Wi-Fi. Roof terrace. Air-con. Walk to shops, bars & restaurants.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Universal - Icarus House

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 shower room/WC, living room, kitchen, roof terrace

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Cheryl Stewart
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016

About Cheryl Stewart

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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Sleeps 6. Wi-Fi. Roof terrace. Air-con. Walk to shops, bars & restaurants.
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
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property not as advertised, photos were not honest, the house is in need of remedial work.

  • 2 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our house. I am pleased to hear that despite some negative comments you did seem to enjoy your holiday in Paphos. I can assure you that the photographs were not re-touched in any way and they were a fair representation of the property as it was at the time they were taken. As regards the cracks, unfortunately this is not uncommon in Cyprus, but once we have guests booked in for the season, any remedial work has to wait until the house is empty for a spell, generally over winter. I am sure you would not have appreciated having workmen in during your stay. We were not in Paphos the week before your stay. The guests prior to yourselves were on their fourth visit to us. Regardless of whether it was us or other guests in the house prior to your stay, the patios should have been clean, and this is something which I will question the cleaners about. Our internet provider gives a choice of mini, basic, standard, large and extra large packages. We pay for the top one, the extra large, so I am not sure why you had problems with the internet. The construction of the house means that it may not be possible to get internet upstairs, but it shouldn’t have been a problem in the lounge. We do strive to maintain standards, but sometimes things happen which are outside our control and cannot be fixed instantly. However, we will take your comments on board and aim to be back up to our usual standard for next season. We are already exploring options for different cleaners.
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5

Thank you

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place in a peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely from start to finish

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very impressive

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice villa, spacious good outdoor space

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Paphos
Nearest Barpub
850 Metres
Several on Agipinorus
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Aphrodite Hills
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A6
Nearest Restaurant
850 Metres
Apomero
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Troodos Mountains
Nearest Beach
1500 Metres
Paphos Municipal Beach
Car: not necessary

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Universal, Paphos & Suburbs

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2016 - 2017
6 Nov 2016 - 18 Feb 2017
6 night minimum stay
£252
for 6 nights
£294
 
 
Late February - March
19 Feb 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£250
for 5 nights
£350
 
 
Spring 2017
27 Mar 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£275
for 5 nights
£385
 
 
Early summer
23 Apr 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£455
 
 
Summer 1
26 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£525
 
 
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£253
for 3 nights
£590
 
 
Late Summer
21 Aug 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£455
 
 
Autumn
11 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£200
for 4 nights
From
£50
£350
 
 
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£196
for 4 nights
From
£49
£343
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
From
£50
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Universal in Paphos & Suburbs

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • near the sea
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor
  • As well as the main bathroom on the first floor, with a shower over the bath, there is a downstairs toilet and shower room. The water pressure is good. The hot water is solar heated, although there is also an immersion heater for the odd day in winter when the sun may not be quite up to the job.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Hire of cot possible
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All three bedrooms have air-conditioning and fitted wardrobes with hangers. Hair driers are provided. (Plugs are 3-pin, the same as in UK).The double bedroom at the back of the house has a safe for your valuables and a balcony with views of the swimming pool. We can arrange for the hire of a baby's cot.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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