Iris Cottage is on a small complex of town-houses forming a quadrangle containing well landscaped communal gardens and large pool. The property is set back to one corner of the quadrangle and very well landscaped to provide a secluded rear patio area for dining and sun bathing. The property is centrally located for easy access to the seafront and harbour of Kato Paphos, as well as Bar Street and a large selection of restaurants. The old town of Paphos set on the hill is also easy to access.
- House947 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Town-house in Kato Paphos, Cyprus - Large Shared Swimming Pool and attractive communal gardens
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fabulous little home
The house was pristinely clean when we arrived. It has everything you need kitchen wise, a lovely private terrace with furniture and a comfortable lounge with satellite TV. Linen was good quality and there were beach towels and sun beds for use around the pool. The pool again immaculately clean and the terrace areas were quiet and spacious.
the only problem was too much noise from nearby building site, plus the fact that for two consecutive days there was a lot of noise from front & back of property with people using petrol hedge trimmers & chainsaws cutting hedges & trees very close to cottage. This should be done when property is empty so I was not happy about this.
The property is located in a complex of 40 townhouses that form a quadrangle around a large communal pool and gardens. It was chosen by me in 2007 for its very quiet residential location, its attractive and secluded rear garden, the well planted and maintained communal gardens, and reasonable walking distance to the harbour and amenities. I suggest the noise was short lived and to some extent beyond my control, whilst I have never had any adverse comments about noise in 10 years of holiday lets. However, it is accepted that routine garden maintenance works will cause temporary levels of disturbance both in my garden, from adjoining gardens and the complex. My magnificent Hibiscus hedge is cut once a month together with tidying the feature rear garden. On the day my gardener arrived, he asked the guest if he could cut the hedge, which the guest willing agreed to, only to be asked to stop when the work was nearly complete, and which the gardener duly obliged. This work is often done during holiday lets because of the number of lets received and the lack of lead-in time available to organise such visits to coincide with the change over, which guests accept. I should point out that this holiday let was agreed at short notice (19 days). Other work beyond the property, including tree maintenance, could reasonably be expected in April, given the tourist season has just commenced and plants are growing. I understand from a conversation the gardener had with the guest, that the neighbour's hedge had been cut the day before. Whilst the building works refereed to, are over 100 meters from the complex, comprising the construction of an apartment block on an infill site, and do not directly overlooking the complex. Finally, I should point out from the guest's observations that the actual property experience was fine. This speaks for itself and justifies the 5 star rating that other guests regularly give for the property and holiday letting experience, as I would always aim to deliver upon and justifiably feel proud of.
Exactly as it says on the tin !
The 3 of us had a wonderful time. Everything is as described. We enjoyed the pool, the little garden and the proximity to all amenities. Pambis was great. Andy, next door, was very considerate in stocking the fridge with a few essentials, (Milk and Juice, etc), in advance of our late arrival - much appreciated. We flew to Larnaca on the new Cobalt service. It's only a 1.5 hour run with the hire car and worked well. Sodap beach was our favourite Paphos Beach. We enjoyed the Troodos Mountains drive, up to 5,600', and visit to Kykkos Monastery on a day trip – some of the villages are spectacular in how they cling to the steep slopes of the mountain sides. Swimming from the boat out of Latchi at Blue Lagoon was also a highlight. It was hot in August and the aircon was a blessing. Many thanks for a huge contribution to a great holiday
Aidan, Marie and their son, were excellent guests and most welcome to stay.
I would like to thank you for looking after the house so well.
I am pleased you enjoyed your 11 day stay in August at Iris Cottages, and that it met your expectations, whilst enjoying the large pool on the complex and my small but private and well screened garden, and pleased you appreciated the fridge essentials that Andy left for your arrival.
I am also very glad that you enjoyed doing alot of site-seeing. I am pleased you were able to visit the beautiful Troodos Mountains and swim at the Blue Lagoon, whilst also experiencing some of Cyprus's rich heritage, such as Kykkos Monastery, and the mosaics in Paphos. Although you had to travel some way by flying into Larnaca, you had the benefit of the hire car and the opportunity of seeing some lovely places well beyond the Paphos area. There is so much to do in Cyprus that it is sometimes difficult to choose. But I am impressed.
I am also impressed by your separate response to me in regard to car-hire. In particular, your professional way in which you engaged the car hire. 'You can never be too careful' is an appropriate adage in today's car hire business.
I have given 5 out of 5 star on the Ownersdirect feedback for my guests.
It remains for me to say that you are most welcome to stay again anytime.
Fantastic stay at Iris Cottage
Arrived for our stay at Iris cottages..on the 8/07/2017. Picked up from the airport and just a 20 minute taxi ride to the house which was well equipped for our stay and had the essentials (tea,coffee etc) in the cupboards.
There is a farm shop nearby which stocked everything we needed during our stay.
Andy next door ( property manager) was always to hand if we needed any help....even printed off our boarding passes to return home as we completely forgot about them !!!!
Would definitely recommend Iris cottage and will be returning again.
Thank you for our lovely stay.
Sharron and Neil Cope.
Lovely villa kitted out with everything you would need on holiday. The owner is very pleasant and made everything as easy as could be. Highly recommend.
Quite Relaxing Holiday.
Just spent 11 days at John's cottage, and agree with the previous reviews posted. From the first contact with John (the owner) to the time we left everything went like clockwork. We found the cottage as advertised. Taxi arranged by Andy next door was waiting at the airport, the cost is cost 30 euros to the cottage. We ate out each night and can honestly say we never had a bad meal. Do try Pambis Diner around the corner we went there twice for an evening meal and could not fault it for both the quality of the food and also very good prices. The pool area was very quite while we were there with only seven people around the pool at any one time.The only negative comment I could make would be, that if there was more people around the pool there would not be enough
sun beds. Having said that my wife and I would certainly recommend Iris cottage for a quite relaxing holiday.
Coast/Beach: A 20 minute walk from Iris Cottage will take you to the local beaches in Kato Paphos. However if you want a trip to Coral Bay there is a very good bus service which will drop you right there! Travel: Paphos airport is 15 minutes drive from Iris Cottages. You can hire a car to explore a little, however the position of the house is such that many local amenities are within walking distance. Distances: Pambis Diner is just 5 minutes walk away. Bar Street is 20 minutes walk away. 'The Garden of Eden' or Russian Market, with local fresh produce is 5 minutes by car. Further Details: There is an information booklet for all our guests in the house.
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The property is fully managed locally by Andy and Tres of Freearlifestyle. Following a booking made via Ownersdirect, their contact details are provide by a private email (not via Ownersdirect). The email sent will ask the guests to liaise about their arrival time and transfers, when a taxi from the airport can be arranged (guests paying the taxi driver directly).