|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A 19th century house in the centre of medieval Limassol town. Built with charm along the traditional architectural arrangement around a central courtyard. The kitchen, dining room, bedrooms and shower/WC all open directly onto the courtyard. There is a further reception room and a large sitting room. The master bedroom has its own separate en suite shower room/WC.
The property has high ceilings and is furnished tastefully in line with its age. Considering its central location this is an exceptionally large 3 bedroom house with 7 spacious rooms in total.
Golf Information: There are only 3 18-hole golf courses in Cyprus and all 3 are close (about 30 minutes drive). They have a good reputation and are popular by professional golfers. The Tsada and Secret Valley golf courses are relatively easy even for beginners, the Aphrodite Hills golf course in situated on high hills over looking the Mediterranean sea and therefore tends to be windy. Although spectacular, the course can be difficult even for an experienced golfer.
Skiing Information: Surprising to most, Cyprus does get cold in winter, although it is extremely rare for the temperatures to drop below 10 deg C in Limassol. Depending on the weather, the Troodos mountains are often covered with snow during this period. Ski rental is relatively inexpensive. Driving to the ski slopes from our property takes about 75 minutes.
Dear ****, (actual names deleted)
It is already some months ago, but I have meant to send this e-mail for some time. The e-mail is also meant for your aunt ****!
We would like to thank you and **** (or **** for us) for the great time we had in your beautiful house in Limassol. It is a very comfortable house and we felt very welcome. Especially, because **** also invited me and my children **** and **** to come over to her house for one of the afternoons, while **** was having one of the meeting days with our business partners in Limassol. The grand children were there as well that afternoon and **** and **** liked it very much. I have included some pictures of that afternoon here in this e-mail.
We all liked it very much at Cyprus and hope to come again some time. I am not sure when exactly there will be another meeting, but it will be somewhere next year, and I will try to book your house again for sure.
We do hope the wine business still flourish. That was something else we really appreciated: the great wines we tasted which **** provided for us in the house. The next time we come, we will really like to see the vineyard and to bring some bottles home with us.
Thanks again for everything.
We had an amazing time here: on the flight home we thought to ourselves: we have been to Cyprus many times before but only now did we actually experience Cypriot life.
The location of the house is not in a touristy area and yet we blended in perfectly everywhere. After the first two days people in the local shops were greeting us as regulars. We spent our time walking around the old city, walking to the beach (not far at all) and then rented a car to drive to other places.
The house in extremely well appointed. It is pretty obvious that the whole house has been refurbished recently. Complete kitchen, great baths and good beds. All spotless.
We spent a week here and had a great time. We stayed in both Limassol and Paphos, but in retrospect we could have stayed in Yiaya's house for the duration of the stay. The area is very Cyrpriot and local, and you are very close to all the good shops, a daily market and excellent restaurants. Traffic is quite dense in this part of town, and the property does open up to a busy road, but this wasn't troublesome. Neither were the stray cats. Parking a bit further down the road for about 3 Euro per day if you have a hire car. The property was really clean, and we even got a bottle of house red on arrival, named after the owner Stephanos. All in all we were really pleased with our first stay in Cyprus, and can recommend this location to others.
Old house in a busy street surrounded by locals, businesses and shops. Easy walking to the marina and market area. Very spacious with everything you need, which was great with two teenagers in tow. Communication with the owner was very speedy and his very friendly and helpful aunt met us when we got there and when we left. The family could not have been more helpful with questions we had. The furniture is a little old-fashioned but in keeping with the house and is perfectly serviceable - the kitchen is well equipped and there were loads of maps and leaflets available for us to use. Very good cinema just round the corner too. We had a great week and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be in the non-tourist part of town.
We stayed at Yiayia's house at september 2014 and may 2015 . Beautiful house with patio , wonderful interior . Close to house many restaurants , taverns and fast food for different tastes and purse .
Two minutes walk - local market with seasons fruits and vegetable and local bakery .
Walk to the sea around 20 minutes through the city and via new promenade.
Very nice renovated " Old port " .
Many thanks Yianoulla - the owners for hospitality and good attitude to us.
We will return again and again.
If you want to experience Cypriot life then this is the place to stay. The house over 200 years old and is 10 minutes walk from some lovely old town restuarants, 15 mins from the sea and 25 mins walk to the nearest stretch of beach. We loved it and hope to stay again. The number 30 bus is 10 mins walk - 1 euro per trip - and goes straight to the the
tourist district (should you want to venture into pizza hut/ nandos / starbucks/ haagen daaz land). We had some lovely meals by the castle - try carob mills end - (7 mins walk) and also at the Londa Hotel (tourist area) & farmagusta nautical club (traditonal and rustic). Say Hi to the chap in the printers next dooor - he's very welcoming and helpful.
Finally, the house if full of old charms - family lace, and beautiful glasswear. My old criticism is the bed in the master bedroom is rather hard and squeaky, n ot a problem as plenty of space so we swapped rooms; but on the whole it's a well kept secret, owned by a lovely family - lovely!
If you are looking for a holiday in the mass tourist industry that Cyprus has generated, please look elsewhere. Here, in this property, you will experience the buzz of daily Cypriot life, the way the locals live it. Walk through the tightly built old city, its narrow lanes, and experience what Cyprus is really about. Visit the local markets, the local “Kafeneio”, eat at the local mezedopoleio. The property is within a stone’s throw of the medieval castle, where Richard the Lionheart wedded Berengaria on May 12, 1191 AD. You will hear the church bells ring and the Imam's call to prayer; the Turkish quarter is only 5 minutes away (walking). And if its culture you are after, walk to the local open air cinema, local theatre or drive to the ancient Greek theatre of Curium where regular international productions are staged. And if the weather is good (statistically only 330 days of sunshine per year) the beach is less than 1km 10min walk away. And that is downhill.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
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