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Enjoy Peace and Quiet at Cyprus Country Holidays - rural Cyprus at its best! - Garden Apartment

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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Apartments in Vavla, Larnaca, Cyprus - Come and Stay with us in the Real Cyprus

Located in the eastern foothills of the Troodos Mountains, our apartments offer value for money holiday accommodation but with all the modern conveniences you would expect of somewhere more expensive. Relax by the pool, laze in a hammock among the olive trees or read a book on the terrace, Cyprus Country Holidays is all about unwinding and recharging. After a day of exploring – Larnaca and Nicosia are 40 minutes away and Limassol a mere 30 – what could be nicer than coming back to your own space, picking a lemon to add to your gin and tonic and enjoying the cool evening air. If you time it right you could be serenaded as the breeze carries the sound of the local nuns singing.

If you are interested in making an enquiry please use the 'enquire now' link just below the green 'Book Now' button to the right. We can give you an accurate quote for the rental period you want as the Owners Direct quote system can result in some inaccurate pricing. We will also be able to answer any questions you may have about the property.

Details for Garden Apartment 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

Recently renovated, the Garden Apartment maintains the high standards set in the Terrace Apartment. The kitchen has all the modern conveniences you would expect including full size oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. It also has plenty of equipment to serve up whatever meal takes your fancy, from a quick snack to a full roast dinner! In the lounge you will find a TV, DVD and a hi fi system complete with iPod dock together with a sellection of maps and guide books. The bathroom is well appointed with modern sanitary ware as well as towels for the shower and pool. The bedrooms are set up as a double and a twin and have enough wardrobe space for everyone - although a pair of shorts and T shirt are not going to take up that much room! Outside you have your own patio area complete with furniture to enjoy an al fresco meal.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016
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based on 9 traveler reviews

Garden Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Tranquil, peaceful setting with first class hosts

  • 5 of 5

This is our fifth time staying with Neal & Shane at Vavla. The accommodation is furnished to a very high standard. Located in the foothills of the Troodos mountains the views are breath taking. This is the ideal place to go to unwind and re charge your batteries. The most strenuous thing you do could be collecting the fresh eggs each morning or floating in the pool cooling off. If you need ideas of where to visit ar eat Shane and Neal are always available to offer their advice. If you want to explore it is easy to visit Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol and even Paphos. We visited all as well as a wonderful drive into the Troodos mountains.

This is certainly 5 star accommodation with 5 star hosts. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a few words about your recent visit to Cyprus Country Holidays. We are always glad to have you stay as you are such good company. As you say, the main point of a holiday with us is to relax and unwind, with a splash of sight seeing if desired. With the motorway just 10 minutes or so away you can easily get to the main towns/sights within an hour or so. The chickens are still producing well for us - we have just had a couple of boiled eggs for breakfast - although they are missing your daily trips down with an extra few delicacies for them to eat! Hope to see you both again the next time you visit Cyprus.
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Relaxing stay in comfort with stylish apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the two bedroomed apartment at the orchard/ pool level.

The rooms were well maintained with fresh linen when requred. Pool towels were offered for outside bathing. All kitchen facilities were provided. BBQ is offered for outside catering.The owners, Neal and Shane, can't do enough for you to make your stay enjoyable and will offer advice on where to sightsee and eat. Being on site they are there for advice and help 24/7.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a few words about your recent holiday with us. We are glad you found the apartment up to standard with all the facilities you needed. We enjoy giving our visitors the inside tips about the best places to eat at (and of course the ones to avoid!) as well as places to visit. Hope to see you again should you ever head over this way another time.
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Fab just fab

  • 5 of 5

We certainly hit the jackpot when we discovered this little gem of a retreat. Quiet, relaxing and just what we needed to ensure we returned to the UK relaxed and refreshed.

As for our hosts... well they really go the extra mile to ensure our stay was all it should be... even provided some parts to fix our car... Shane you are a star!

Loved the fresh eggs and welcome we got each morning from the cats... DIVA we love you!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write about your recent visit with us. Peace and quiet, being able to relax and recharge are all recurring comments from past visitors so we are glad you were able to take advantage of some Vavla tranquility. You will be pleased to know the hens are still doing their duty - we have just had scrambled eggs for lunch - as nothing beats a really fresh egg. Although you weren't able to take advantage of the veg patch, this season's crop of tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers etc is really starting to get going. Again nothing quite beats fresh produce that has been picked just 10 minutes ago. If you do head over this way again we would love to see you once more.
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more than just a place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! The 'Garden Apartment' was just what we needed... peaceful, tranquil and easy to get to places especially the mountains.

The weather has been everything we hoped for, except perhaps the thunder and lightning and torrential rain of one night... day time temperatures have been great... nights a bit cool.

To be recommended...

...the Artemis nature traill from near Troodos village

...Armes nature trail from Agios Dimitrianos

...Fikardou up to the col towards Lazanais We weren't too keen on the Agia Napa Cape Grecko end of the island... although the cape was nice.

This has been a good place to stay in Spring... flowers were great, the blossom beautiful and one of our highlights was picking grapefruit from the garden for breakfast.

Thank you Neal and Shane for being such friendly hosts... and the cats!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a review - it really is much appreciated. We can get some pretty big storms come through at this time of year and they are amazing to see if you get the chance. As you discovered, day time temperatures are ideal for getting out and about to explore the island although by the time the sun goes down and the evening comes, you will need to be putting on a sweater. Spring is one of my favourite times of the year in Cyprus... everywhere is so green and there are wild flowers all around the island. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we were able to provide you with a first - picking a grapefruit straight from the tree! If you should ever decide to head over this way another time we would love to see you both again.
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Cypriot Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Cyprus and I'm so glad I chose The Garden Apartment at Vavla. Travel hand baggage only as there are books, DVDs and towels aplenty.

The location is typically Cypriot with lemon, olive and fig trees in the garden and views of hills. Cypriot crazy paved patios and stone walls around the pool are lovely. The place is quiet and peaceful yet there's a variety of restaurants nearby.

I loved sitting in silence on a sun bed at midnight looking at the stars and Milky Way without any light pollution!

The apartment itself is clean and comfortable - a clever modern conversion which is ideal for holidays.

Neal and Shane were, variously, good company, low profile, kind and helpful - most especially when my daughter had a problem with her flight home and when the car wouldn't start.

I would love to stay here again. ( for those who want super internet connection tho', it's a bit hit and miss on the property )

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet here... it is something lots of our visitors appreciate as it seems to be harder and harder to find nowadays. We were sat out last night and saw the International Space Station fly over and then just shortly after a shooting star. As you said, the sky is dark here which lets you see so much more in the night sky especially as we have no cloud cover during the summer months to obscure the view. Thank you for your comments about the apartment - we would like to think we have provided everything you need for a good holiday. WiFi, as you found out, can be temperamental. We have been told by the phone company that it is due to the steel re-bar used in the construction of the apartment. A good signal for the apartment is gained by sitting outside. Look forward to you staying here again if you should ever return to Cyprus.
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  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your 5 stars... we are always very pleased when people take the time to leave some feedback. Even though coming in January isn't a guarantee of sunshine like it is in August, we are glad you had a good time.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended


We are about 20 minutes drive from popular tourist beaches. Travel another 5 minutes or so and you can find some 'off the beaten track' gems that you will probably have all to yourself.


The nearest airport is Larnaca (LCA) which is around 35 minutes drive away. If you want to arrive at Pafos (PFO) you can expect a journey time of about 1 hour 10 minutes. If you want to do nothing but laze around we can pick you up from the airport but if you want to go off and explore a little (and there is so much to see and do in Cyprus) we strongly recommend renting a car. We really are in the country so, just like the UK, there is very little public transport.


We are centrally placed to go off and discover Cyprus. In 10 – 15 minutes you can be on the motorway that runs along the southern coast. Lefkara, a well known tourist spot famous for its lace making, is 10 minutes away or go and look at the Neolithic settlement at Choirokitia – 15 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

We want you to enjoy your holiday with us and as such will always endeavour to do that little bit extra. Please talk to us if you have special requirements, if you would like us to get your shopping done ready for when you arrive or just want to get a feel for what we offer.


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Larnaca District Apartment Rental Rates

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Booking Notes:
To confirm a booking we will need a deposit payment with the balance due 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday.

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Larnaca District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We provide all linen and towels including pool towels. We ask that you do not smoke inside the accommodation. Outside: We think you will spend a lot of time outside. We have numerous patios and terraces for you to enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside. The 10m x 5m pool is available for you to use and we have a range of inflatables, water pistols and other such paraphernalia! There are loungers, chairs and tables and hammocks around the property for you to use. Depending on the season you can pick fresh produce from the vegetable patch or fruit trees. Or why not go down to the hen house and collect some eggs for your breakfast?

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