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House In Polis, beautiful peaceful location, close to beach and town

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Tranquil Location, ideal location at any time of year.

Andromeda Mansions is situated in a quiet location in a development of just 6 properties which share the pool. The beach is down the street so a car is not needed as Polis town & Latchi marina are within walking distance. However if you would like to explore the area, the Arkamas Forest is a 20 minute drive where you can visit the mystical Aphrodites & Adonis's playground which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Why not take advantage of the low prices for flights, accommation & car hire in Autumn or Spring to explore this stunning area. Ideal for golf, walking and cycling but equally beautiful for a stroll. Its 45 minutes to Paphos for the airport and which hosts UNESCO archaeological sites, a harbour, beaches, bars and restaurants. Nicosia which is the last divided capital city in the world, Limasol & Troodos mountains are all within easy reach for a day trip for those who want to explore this beautiful island.


Owner
Kim McMaster
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Kim McMaster

We live in UK, our children have flown the nest. We aim to get to Cyprus as often as our annual holiday limit will allow. We met in Cyprus in 1977 & vowed to return for our 25th Wedding Anniversary, which we did in 2005. We bought our house as a long term plan to live in the sun but would love to share it with you. Booking our home gives you additional benefits that you don't get with a holiday rental as its set up to be a home from home so you should find everything you need to relax and enjoy your break.

Kim McMaster purchased this house in 2006

Why Kim McMaster chose Paphos region

The Island feels safe with the lowest crime rate in Europe where people still leave doors and windows unlocked. The friendly Cypriots are welcoming. Polis town, 10 mins walk from the house is a traditional unspoilt working town with a range of tavernas and restaurants to choose from and a warm welcome awaits. It has all the facilities required by the holiday maker or those staying for longer. Polis is 45 minutes from Paphos airport and is on the edge of the Akamas Peninsula which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, ideal for those who like cycling or walking from Oct to May, or great if you just want to sit and watch the time go by in a tranquil, scenic location over looking orange groves, vineyards and the turquoise Mediterranean sea, knowing each day will bring more sunshine

What makes this house unique

Our Home from Home in the sun allows you time to totally relax and unwind. It has everything you could need, however long you stay from beach towels and umbrellas, to a needle and thread, including Wifi, UK tv & DVD player and selection of DVD's. The house is on a small complex of only 6 privately owned properties which share the pool, however these are rarely occupied so we usually have the pool to ourselves. The secluded beach can be seen from the balcony & patio & is 50 metres away. A wonderful 45 minute stroll along the beach promenade which is interspersed with viewing seats along the way is ideal for watching the beautiful sunsets before taking you into Latchi Marina which has more restaurants, water sports, busier beaches and beach bars.Check out

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home, our boys loved the pool and we'll be booking next year. Lynn & Tom



We had a wonderfully relaxing time, I can't remember when I felt so chilled after a holiday, many thanks Carol



We had a wonderful time in Polis, the house was really nice and the beach too. Thank you very much! Katharina



We are back home unfortunately! The time in Cyprus was great, Your House is really nice, I will recommend it to friends - if that's Ok - Bettina



We love it! so peaceful, thank you for letting us stay. Kelly







We had a wonderful time in Polis, the beac
Nov 2012
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Amenities

Polis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • One bathroom with bath WC and Shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed & patio doors leading to balcony. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: There are air con units in each bedroom and one in the lounge. Outside: Pool loungers & outdoor pool umbrella & beach umbrella are supplied. Patio furniture for 6 with additional chairs & table which can be used on upstairs or rear balcony. A small range of children's outdoor toys are supplied. Grapes can be picked from the vine in season. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels, including beach & pool towels provided to allow you to travel light. Cleaning on departure included, any extra maid service will be charged extra. Other: Large veranda overlooking the shared pool, with quality outdoor patio furniture and BBQ for dining al fresco.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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House In Polis, beautiful peaceful location, close to beach and town
average rating of 4.714286 based on 15 reviews
Aglantza, Nicosia
5

Great! Great!! Great!!!

  • 5 of 5

We love Polis. We stayed there in camping and once in Bay View Apts several years ago. However in this year, the Bay View Appts were completely booked. So I googled and found Kim and Brian offer. It is in walking distance from the clean and empty sea, in driving distance from mountains (Stavros tis Psokas); the house is completely equipped for guests, including cold water and beer in fridge! (Please refill it when you leave the house.) You can use the whole house stuff, what the owners used before you, everything is in excellent state: cooker, oven, kitchen facilities, towels, and even kids toys for the swimming pool. (Though, we do not need it.) So, we had excellent holidays. From now, Kim and Brian house will be for us the highest standard of airbnb and homeaway offer. Reasonable price, simple but all the needed for guests, nice explanations of the owners about surroundings, convenient locations from attractive nature places. Thank you so much. Kim and Brian!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write such a positive review, we really appreciate this. I am so pleased you found the house to your satisfaction. We aim to give guests a home from home experience & make them feel like they can relax as soon as they arrive. We try to cater for all ages so there are toys for under 5's, inflatables for the pool, books for relaxing. We add to these as do our guests who return year after year & treat our home as their own while they are there. We hope to host your holiday in future. Thanks
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4

Comfy home from home for the winter

  • 4 of 5

A nice house in a quiet peaceful area close to the beach and the town centre. Had everything you need for a holiday .On arrival the house was clean and was well maintained. We had a couple of issues with the internet but Kim was very helpful in getting the problems resolved quickly.. We loved Polis as it was not at all touristy and although we hired a car for some of the time it was easy to get the bus into Paphos when we did not have one. Lovely walk along the beach to Latchi where lunch at Molos restaurant was very good. For coffee and cake in Polis Saddles cafe was very friendly and good value.. When we fancied home cooked English food we went to the Turtle Bar on the Argaka road, their Monday night quiz is great with a meal included in the price! Thanks Kim for a lovely long winter holiday home at a good price. Would be happy to recommend to others.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review Eileen. I'm pleased you got to use the public transport, it such a reasonable price & lets you experience life like a local.
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Carron, Falkirk
5

A Lovely Home from Home in the Sun!

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying as a family of 4 in this lovely house in Cyprus for the past 9 years. The house has everything you need during you stay. The beach towels are an added bonus and helps lessen your baggage. We have always had the pool to ourselves during our stays. The house has 3 patio areas the downstairs has a good size table and chairs where we ate. The back area is lovely to sit and watch the gorgeous sun sets over the fields and Orange Groves. Then at night we liked to retire to the upstairs balcony and watch the stars in the sky. The beach is only a 2 min walk down the street. The walk into Polis Centre takes about 10 mins there is a quaint square with many good restaurants. Moustakallis is our favourite and Andreas the owner has even asked our boys if they would like a summer job. This area is all unspoilt and very traditional. A car is not necessary but I would recommend just to be able to see many of the other beaches either at Pomos, Latchi or Aphrodite beach. My boys love snorkeling in the area. We always return home so chilled counting down to when we can return. Thanks Kim you have such a lovely house in a lovely area of Cyprus.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review our house & for your positive comments. I love stargazing too & used the map in the house this year & found the house is directly below Andromeda, maybe that's why it was named so. It's so nice to have you back each year, my hoose is your hoose as they say in Scotland ~ or so I believe.
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5

Lovely well equipped villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well equipped villa in a great location. We saw a few other people in the shared pool (over a 4 week stay) but we were always the only ones in there when we went swimming.

Very short walk to a virtually deserted beach. Owner Kim very helpful. Spoilt for choice for restaurants including one just over the road (Bay View apts). Local supermarket Papantoniou has very good range including GF and lactose free products. Great snorkelling at Pomos and watersports etc available at Latsi nearby. Would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments which has provided useful information to our future guests. We will try the snorkelling at Pomos too now as we've only snorkelled at Blue Lagoon when we've hired boats from Latchi. It will be great to use our snorkelling masks at the house again. You are welcome back anytime.
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5

Fabulous house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in Polis. The house has everything you could possibly ask for. It's very spacious, clean and comfortable. Everything you could need is provided including beach towels which is great.

We had the pool to ourselves during our entire stay (May/June) which was fantastic to relax beside and was lovely for cooling off in the Cypriot sun. The house has a fantastic front and back patio and a balcony, perfect for outdoor dining or watching the sunset with a glass of wine.

The house itself is in a quiet area, the beach is a two minute walk away. It takes around 10 minutes to walk to town where there's a good selection of restaurants, the food is fabulous. The local supermarket is also fantastic, we had a lot of meals at the house that we cooked ourselves including a BBQ. We also had a lovely walk along the beach promenade to Latchi (about 40mins) for dinner at the marina there.

We loved every minute of our stay at the house and would definitely recommend it. Wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our house, it was a pleasure sharing it with you & we are so pleased you had an enjoyable holiday.
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5

A real home fro home - but in the sun!

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely house, with everything you could possibly want (or need) when you are on holiday! It's light and airy, comfy beds, and the pool is literally a stones throw from the front door! There are beach towels provided, which really does save space in your suitcase!

There is a pebbly beach at the end of the road (about a 2 minute walk), and the lovely beach at Campsite (beautiful sunsets!) is about a 10 minute walk away, and from there you can walk along the coast to beautiful Latchi. The house is about a 10-15 minute walk from Polis, so everything is accessible, even without a car (although taxi's aren't expensive).

I stayed at the house with my 20 year old daughter and her two friends, and we have all said we'd return if we could - maybe next year?

Thank you Kim for letting us use your lovely house!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks for taking time to write the review. I am so pleased you love our house as much as we do & it met all of your needs. You are welcome back anytime. Kim
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Map

Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Tsada
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Troodos
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

The closest secluded beach is 50 metres away, with popular beaches 10 mins walk at Polis campsite and Latchi 10 mins drive both have sun loungers, snack bars and amenities

Travel:

Paphos airport is 45 minutes drive or by taxi (please contact owner for local taxi contact details to pre-book pick up). Car hire is not essential as there is lots to do within walking distance but recommended if you would like to see more of the area

Distances:

Polis Town 10 minutes walk. Latchi 45 minutes stroll or 10 minutes by car, Paphos 45 minutes by car, Limassol 90 minutes by car & Nicosia 2 hours by car

Further Details:

For those who prefer to dine al fresco, there is a large supermarket

(Papantonio) selling a range of Cypriot & British food with a deli, butcher and fish-monger, fresh seasonal fruit and veg & bakery at very competitive rates as well as smaller specialist shops within 5 mins drive.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit secures booking with full payment required 4 weeks before departure. Bank transfer accepted. Rental rates include local taxes utility bills and final cleaning. Air conditioning / heating may require additional payment depending on time of booking. Breakage security deposit required. No smoking inside the property.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrival and departure time flexible to be confirmed prior to departure.

Notes on prices:
Special offers available for Spring and Autumn/ winter seasons, longer term bookings and returning guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.