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Cool Apartment with Pool, Gardens, Patio Terrace and Fantastic Sea Views

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Audrey's Studio Apartment - off the beaten track

Welcome to our home in the quiet rural village of Souni Zanakia, off the beaten track yet close enough for you to be on the beach at Curium in ten minutes or on top of the Troodos Mountains in 55 minutes. We offer our completely self contained air conditioned studio apartment with its own patio, garden and private entrance so you can come and go as you please.

Many of our guests describe this studio as a "home from home" but if you don't feel like self catering or grilling on your gas barbecue there are plenty of nearby tavernas to eat in or take away (even fish and chips within one mile). Included is a day one breakfast pack with my own freshly baked bread, Sue's award winning made home made marmalade, free range village eggs and seasonal fruit.We have provided a list of recommended places to visit and places to eat in, and are on hand to help with any enquiries, free WiFi and free parking included.

So sit and watch the swallows and bee-eaters swoop over the wooded valley with its awesome views to the sea at Akrotiri Bay or listen to the nightingales and nightjars in the warm dusky evening. It can be a heavenly experience for bird watchers to sit and spot the numerous birds migrating over the island. Pick your own breakfast grapefruit, the lemon for your G & T from the garden or savour the succulent figs in summer. You are also welcome to use our swimming pool in the garden above. The Studio is equipped with a generous king sized bed but there is also space for a single bed if required. Just let us know.

More Details

Owner
Audrey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Audrey

We retired to Cyprus in 2006 and found this beautiful renovated stone village house in wonderful countryside surroundings. It came with a very attractive studio apartment situated on the lower terrace adjoining the garden.

Our village is a quiet and friendly place but close to the amenities of Epskopi and Erimi, Courium Beach and Museum is just 6 minutes away and you can be in Limassol in 15-20 minutes. Paphos airport in 30 minutes and Larnaca airport in 55 minutes.

We're ideally centrally placed for access to the coast, the Troodos mountains and the golf courses at Aphrodite Hills and Secret Valley.

We do our best to ensure our guests really enjoy their stay and are on hand if you want any advice on places to visit, the best places to eat that help you to experience the real Cyprus that we love.

Audrey purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Audrey chose Limassol region

Central island location and beautiful surroundings, cooler up here in summer but near to all big city amenities of Limassol, quiet rural village location only six minutes from main motorway access.

What makes this apartment unique

Large, cool studio apartment - 5m x 8m with own entrance stairway and large sunny patio terrace with the most fabulous views to the sea, use of private pool, ample free parking space and free WiFi.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review from Liz Wells (Stayed in Zanakia 30.9.15 - 7.10.15)

I spent one week in Zanakia with hosts, Audrey and Andrew. I had a wonderful time. They have lived in Cyprus for about 10 years and in consequence know all the best places to visit. The accommodation was immaculately clean and well equipped for self catering and I was made to feel very welcome and enjoyed a couple of evenings with them chatting over a bottle of wine. There is a swimming pool which I never used so I can't really comment on that as I always prefer to swim in the sea especially in October when the water temperature is perfect. The location is rural, peaceful and set in a Cypriot village away from tourism which is exactly the type of place that I love. You need a car to stay here. Within a 5-10 minute drive you can be in Episkopi and Erimi where shops, restaurants, bars and garages can easily be found. The beach is also very near and has a choice of three restaurants to choose from.



If you are looking for nightlife on the doorstep, I wouldn't choose this accommodation, if you are looking for peace, countryside and a taste of real Cyprus you won't be disappointed.
Sep 2015
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Amenities

Souni-Zanakia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom area with king size bed, memory foam mattress, duvet, decorative net canopy, two storage units, fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps. (1 single bed if needed). Iron, ironing board, hair dryer, extra blankets, beach towels, beach mats.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: There is a large, sunny patio terrace outside of the apartment adjoining the fruit tree garden which is very private, it has a table and four chairs, parasol, new sun loungers and cushions and a gas barbecue for guests' use. There is another table and four chairs and lantern in the fruit garden area - perfect for alfresco dining. There is an 8 x 4m swimming pool on the upper level which is shared only with the owners of the property. Last year the apartment was completely refurbished and redecorated, including new double glazed patio doors with fly screen, new storage units provided in bedroom and kitchen, breakfast area inside.This year we have had new loose covers and cushions for the sitting area. We provide our guests with a breakfast welcome pack consisting of : home baked brown or white bread, grapefruit or figs or juice, free range eggs, butter, marmalade, coffee, tea, sugar and milk, this is included in the apartment price. Utility Room: Utility area- broom, vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket, dustpan and brush. Pegs for outside washing line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided. Beach towels now available to save luggage space, also cool bag for your picnic and drinks. The apartment is cleaned before your arrival.For stays of longer than a week there is a small charge of 5 euros for linens and towels change

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Cool Apartment with Pool, Gardens, Patio Terrace and Fantastic Sea Views
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 25 reviews
COLCHESTER ENGLAND
5

Even when the weathers bad ......

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived and received the truly warm welcome from Audrey and Andrew we felt comfortable and at home. The accommodation was spacious and spotless and fully equipped with all you might need. The view is lovely from the patio and it does catch the sun, however, during our stay there wasn't a lot of sun around but there was a lot of rain and cloud.

Surely the true measure of good holiday accommodation is how it feels when the weather is bad and especially evenings stuck in and here we felt really comfortable with enough room and comfort to not feel trapped or claustrophobic.

We didn't use the pool - for obvious reasons explained above - but it is a lovely setting when the weather is right so maybe in the future we will get the chance.

Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts and their extensive local knowledge was very useful.

We both have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation to anyone looking for somewhere outside the somewhat crowded tourist areas but very conveniently placed for anywhere on the island you might wish to drive.

Great food 10 minutes down the road on the nights we didn't just stay in and relax.

Thank you for having us.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lawrence & Rachel, Thank you for your lovely review of your stay here, we're so pleased your holiday was not spoilt by the rainy weather. If you decide to return to Cyprus we do hope you'll stay with us again and we'll try and make sure the sun shines for you. Audrey & Andrew.
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4

Perfect Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property and lovely hosts....ideal place to stay to get away from it all....thank you Andrew and Audrey...we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to meet you both and glad you enjoyed your stay despite the weather, we'll be delighted to welcome you back at any time. Kind regards, Audrey & Andy
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Perseverance in Zanakia

  • 4 of 5

Audrey and Andrew are very friendly and helpful hosts. The well-equipped apartment was lovely and clean. There were beautiful views from the garden, and any Birders would be well advised to take binoculars and a scope. We saw Bee-eaters roosting during a couple of evenings. The beach is about 10-15 minutes’ drive from the property, and we had a couple of lovely walks in the Troodos, about 50 minutes’ drive away. They have a lovely little dog called Amber who is very friendly. The pool is in the upstairs garden and is freely available to use.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review, it pleases us immensely when guests enjoy staying at our apartment and after a very busy 2016 we look forward to welcoming more new visitors this year. Looking forward to seeing your bird photos when they arrive. Audrey & Andy.
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5

Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday staying in Audrey & Andy's garden apartment, which was exactly as described. The location was perfect, with fantastic views over the countryside towards the sea. The apartment had its own private patio with two very comfortable sun loungers plus a table and chairs, perfect for a relaxing breakfast or glass of wine in the evening. The apartment itself was well furnished, very clean, and obviously well maintained. Audrey & Andy even provide beach towels, beach mats and a cool bag for the beach. The apartment is located within a 15 minute drive to the beach, with easy access to good local tavernas. Audrey & Andy made us feel very welcome, providing us with tea and biscuits on our arrival, and gave us local knowledge as to eating places, supermarkets etc. Audrey & Andy have a gorgeous little dog called Amber who is adorable and very friendly. They have a parrot and other beautiful exotic birds, which reminded us of the rainforest. We would have no hesitation in recommending Audrey & Andy's apartment to friends and relatives, and would like to return for a holiday there ourselves in the future. Lorna & Bill

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lorna & Bill, We're so pleased that you had a wonderful holiday and thank you for you lovely review, it's so nice when guests take time to tell us what they enjoyed about their stay. We look forward to welcoming you again whenever you return to Cyprus. Audrey, Andy & Amber.
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Compact little studio - tastefully decorated

  • 3 of 5

Compact little studio - tastefully decorated.

The property is compact and tastefully decorated and appeared to be well maintained. Clean, tidy and a lovely welcome package of home made bread, jam, fruit, milk , tea and coffee.

The owners were very accommodating and welcoming upon our arrival. Items to note are that the TV only works with the dvd's and does not pick up UK tv and that the air conditioning unit is an additional charge per hour. This was not in the property description.

It should also be noted that the owners have a large aviary next to the studio apartment, lovely to see the variety of different birds they keep.

We did not use the pool during our stay, but did occasionally sit round it enjoying the sunshine and the view - always accompanied by their very lovely little dog.

Whilst we had a few issues during our stay, Audrey and Andrew did their upmost to resolve them as quick as they could.

The location of the studio apartment is quite remote and so a car is essential if staying at this location.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of your stay here, we're pleased the apartment was to your liking. The metered charge for airconditioning has always been in the description but Owners Direct have now condensed this. In Facilities, if you tap on 'airconditioning' it tells you that this is a metered charge, there is also a floor fan provided for guests who don't wish to use airconditioning. We've always stated that the TV only shows DVDs and again this been omitted from the Notes.
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was the 3rd time we visited this little gem and it was perfect again! You really make us feel at home everytime we come! Thanks a lot for that! We're so glad we found ourselves a place where we can escape to during the winter months...

The location is perfect! In the apartment you find everything you need! Beaches, restaurants, and shops are all reachable in less than 15 minutes. Limassol town centre is about a 25 min drive! So there is plenty to do, but you can always stay home and relax on the huge terrace, enjoy the stunning view, listen to the birds, and get addicted to their grapefruits. I wish I had a tree like that in my garden...

On top of that, the hospitality we receive from both of you is priceless! We cannot thank you enough for that!

Too bad we only could stay for one week this time. Next time we'll stay longer, because there will definitely be a fourth, fifth, ...

Thank you Audrey and Andrew! See you next time!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you holiday with us again and are really looking forward to your next stay - hopefully then the figs will be in season for you to pick for your breakfast!
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Map

Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Paphos
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cafe Souni, Zanakia
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
E60
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cafe Souni, Zanakia
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Curion
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

This quiet and peaceful area is extremely interesting to any keen bird watchers, many migratory birds visiting Cyprus are seen in the garden and reserve. Bird watching trips can be arranged. The area is very suitable for kite and wind surfers at Kourion Beach, walkers and mountain bikers would also enjoy the wild game reserve. We are keen bird watchers and naturalists and keep exotic birds in a large aviary in the garden which can be viewed by guests.

Coast/Beach:

It takes about six minutes to drive to Courion beach and ten minutes to Melanda beach. Courion is safe for swimming, has 3 tavernas for lunch or refreshments. Melanda beach is further around the bay, slightly rocky but very peaceful. Lady's Mile beach is 20 minutes away but has a long sandy beach and safe, shallow swimming as well as several tavernas on the beach.

Travel:

We are 25 minutes from Paphos Airport and 55 minutes from Larnaca Airport. A hire car would add considerably to the enjoyment of your stay, we can recommend a very reliable local firm who can arrange for your car to be at the airport.

Distances:

Distance to Souni - 2kms, to Episkopi and Erimi - 8 kms. Kolossi - 12kms, Limassol - 18kms, Paphos - 58kms.

Further Details:

There is a coffee shop in the village and a kebab shop on the crossroads, a taverna/pub/shop at Souni also a tearoom and small supermarket. There are supermarkets, bakeries, bank, pharmacies, filling stations, restaurants, pubs and take aways in Episkopi and Erimi - 5 minutes by car. Major supermarkets and shops are available in Limassol 20 minutes by car. There are several historical sites in the area including the mosaics, amphitheatre and museum at Courion or a visit to Kolossi Castle. Leisure activities include horse riding and wind surfing at Kourion, go-carts at Episkopi, the water park at Fasouri, bird watching at the Salt Lakes, walking and mountain biking in the reserve. Visits to the various wineries on the Cyprus Wine Trail and the Wine Museum at Erimi and a new micro brewery, Aphrodite's Rock at Paphos.The Monastery and attractive village of Omodos are also well worth a visit.

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Rates & Availability

Souni-Zanakia Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Standard price
7 night minimum stay
$56
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $25.87
Refundable damage deposit $64.68

Booking Notes:
To book - book online. If you have any queries please contact the owner by phone or email to discuss details. If you cancel your booking up to four weeks before the arrival date, your payment will be refunded if the apartment is able to be rebooked. If you cancel after the four weeks your payment will be forfeited if the apartment is not able to be rebooked.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Euros also accepted at current exchange rate. Price for a third person staying in the apartment is £140 extra per week. Water, electricity and gas are included in apartment price but air-conditioning and winter heating are a small metered charge of €1 for one hour. For long winter lets there is a 5% discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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