Traditional Styled Village house with stunning mountain views, offering Studio type accommodation on a self-catering Basis
About Graham morris
We moved to Cyprus for good in December 2007 after many holidays here and other parts of the Med and Cyclades. Caryn lived in Cyprus before and always wanted to return so my recent move with work gave us the opportunity.
Graham morris purchased this House in 2007
Why Graham morris chose Arakapas
Since moving in we have made many friend both expats and locals. The locals in particular are the friendliest people you will meet so don’t think of your self as a stranger! You can get the best of both worlds here as the City is only 25 minutes away as are the beaches. In the other direction are the beautiful Troodos mountains with their many walks and cycle paths. You can also explore the heritage sites of which there are many. We Love the way of life and the return to old fashioned values and a slower pace of life.
What makes this House unique
The property is just five minutes walk from the village square where the local taverna’s offer a wide range of local food and beverages at surprisingly reasonable prices We provide linen and most of what you will need for your stay even a welcome pack of provisions to get you started. We offer all you need for comfortable relaxed holiday accommodation without the resort prices. So put your feet up and make the most of the holiday you’ve worked all year to earn. Some of our guests have been known to paint or even write a book.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Compact ideal studio apartment in wonderful setting
This small but adequate studio apartment, bed/living room with corner kitchen, bathroom and utility room is clean and comfortable. A great bonus is the roof deck. We were there in mid-March but still able to take advantage of it in the late afternoons when we returned from our trips out. In the summer months it would be excellent on warm nights, with a BBQ and a sink up there. There is also a neat little patio just outside the entrance door. We enjoyed being 'on the street', and greeting passers-by, who were all very friendly. During the winter months it was ideal for 2 of us, but the living conditions might be a bit tight for the 4 people it says can be accommodated. If the sofa bed was pulled down there wouldn't any space between the beds. It could be OK in the summer, but the sleeping arrangements would still be quite cozy.
The pre-departure information from the owner was excellent, lots of recommendations for places and items of interest and detailed instructions on how to use the equipment. Fortunately we had downloaded all his advice and instructions as there was not an internet connection and we couldn't find a hard copy of his information package at the property. It would be a useful addition to this lovely little studio apartment.
Many thanks for your kind words and in glad you enjoyed your stay.
The guest information pack used to be left in the property but at the last update I followed another guest suggestion to just send an electronic copy since most folk have a tablet or phone these days. With regards to the Wi-Fi we have looked into it and it would cost 56€ per month for a basic 10mb package from Cyta. This is not currently worth it since we only take between 4 and 6 bookings a year and would have to add the cost to the booking somehow. But it is still under review as we feel we should be providing internet access. Many thanks for your feedback.
Traditionelles Steinhaus mit allem, was man wirklich benötigt
Diese Unterkunft in Arakapas war schon mehrmals unser Ziel, wenn wir Ostern unsere Ferien auf Zypern verbracht haben. Die Wohnung ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man für zwei Personen benötigt, selbst eine Waschmaschine, ein Tiefkühlfach und eine Orangensaftpresse (für uns sehr wichtig!!!) sind vorhanden.
Die Matratzen waren im März 2018 scheinbar neu - und genau passend für unsere Schlafbedürfnisse.
Wer gerne kocht, sollte sich eigene Messer mitbringen, denn die vorhandenen verdienen die Bezeichnung nicht.
Die Umgebung lädt zu ausgedehnten Spaziergängen durch die terrassierten Orangen - und Madarinenplantagen ein - insbesondere im Frühjahr eine optische und lukullische Wohltat.
Many thanks for your kind words. I have taken note of your comment on the knives. It was our plan to refurbish the kitchen wear next month when we are in Cyprus. Thanks once again for your booking. We hope to see you next year.
Special interest holidays:
There is an abundance of archaeological sites and places of interest most of which are within approx 40Km drive.
There is a large Festival in September each year centred around the two Churches one of which is famous for the 'Weeping Icons'.
If you fancy a day at the beach, it is only 30Km drive to the Municipal beach of Dassoudi, which stretches for several km along the front of Limassol. There the water is safe and fairly shallow. Further afield there is a beautiful beach at Kurion which takes in a lovely drive. This beach has three beach side tavernas and shower/toilet facilities. There is also a water park nearby in Fasouri, should the beaches not take your fancy.
Car hire is essential, given the location of this property. Approx 90 Km drive from Larnaca Airport, and 115km from Paphos Airport.
Transfer to and from the Airport may be arranged for a small charge if car hire is not possible. If you require this service, please contact us before booking.
Nearest town Limassol is approx 30Km drive. Troodos Mountains for walking or skiing is approx 35Km.
You will find the villagers and the few ex-pats that live here are very friendly and you will be made most welcome. There is a village shop, post office, butchers, bank, 2 coffee shops, and 3 tavernas (2 are seasonal) serving beers, wines, spirits. As well as a wide variety of food for most tastes and of course traditional Cypriot food.