Our Cyprus Apartment
About the home
Our lovely apartment is on the first floor of a three storey block called Leontis Court. The apartment is fully furnished and equipped and has the benefits of split air-conditioning/heatings units in the lounge and both bedrooms.
The apartment block is in a cul-de-sac in the centre of the village so you will be surrounded by locals. It has a lift and is wheelchair friendly. The block is a minute away from the nearest bus stop and a minute or two from the bakery, shops and tavernas. The swimming pool is shared by only twelve apartments and has toilets and a shower by the pool. The block also has dedicated parking spaces. The nearest beach has a coveted blue flag is within walking distance but you may prefer to drive the 3km !
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Oroklini (Yanathes Blue Flag Beach), 3km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
The lounge/kitchen-diner is a bright, open-plan room. It has a split air-conditioning/heating unit. There is a patio door that opens out onto the balcony with a flyscreen so that you can leave the door open if you want. The room looks out over Oroklini hill. This room has a single and a double sofabed.
The balcony has views down to the sea and over Oroklini hill. We have provided a table and chairs so that you can enjoy sitting out. The balcony gets sun from mid-morning to late afternoon.
The bathroom has a bath, shower, sink and toilet. Towels are provided.
The master bedroom is lovely and bright. It sits at the corner of the building and has two windows with flyscreens. The first window overlooks the church of St Michael Archangel and the sea, the second overlooks Oroklini hill. There is a split air-conditioning/heating unit, fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and a king-size bed. Bed linen is provided
The second bedroom has twin beds and overlooks Oroklini hill. It also has a split air-conditioning/heating unit. The bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a bedside table. If you need, folding beds, a bed guard and a cot can be provided on request.
We do accept long-term rentals. If you want to rent long term then satellite, telephone and internet can be made available (extra charge).
Further details outdoors:
The apartment block sits in a small cul-de-sac in the heart of Oroklini village. It is in a quiet location but close to the shops, tavernas and bank. There is dedicated undercover parking and a secure entry system. Outside there is a swimming pool that is shared by the twelve apartments. There are also toilets (gents, ladies and disabled) and a shower by the pool. The pool area is quiet and gets the sun all day. Parasols and sunbeds are provided in this area so you can always be assured of having a sunbed!
The price quoted is the total price for the entire apartment (i.e. not per person). If your holiday crosses a price band or your stay is for an odd duration (e.g. 10 days) the cost of the holiday will be calculated using an equivalent daily rate.
Booking is secured on receipt of £100 deposit, with the balance payable 6 weeks before departure. The apartment will normally be available from 4pm on your day of arrival. We do ask you to vacate the accommodation by 10am on your day of departure so that it can be prepared for our incoming guests but if you have an early morning or evening flight and wish to use the apartment before 4pm on the day of your arrival or after 10am on the day of your departure we will try to accommodate you.
We do charge a €100 security deposit, payable on arrival. This will be refunded promptly when we receive the keys on your return, provided there has been no damage to the contents of the apartment less any charges for excessive use of the electricity..
This is a no-smoking apartment. If you smoke, please do so outside the building.
The Larnaca region
Cyprus is a small mediterranean island with year-round good weather. Summer stretches from May to October with high temperatures, clear blue skies and gentle cooling breezes on the coast. Rain is rare in the summer.
In the winter temperatures are lower but it still doesn't rain much. Remarkably it is possible to swim at the beach and ski in the Troodos mountains in the same day.
What marks Cyprus out is the warm friendliness of the locals. Try out a few words of Greek and you will have friends for life!
The Oroklini / Oroklini Village area
Oroklini is a quiet rural village on the outskirts of Larnaca on the south-eastern Cyprus coast. It stretches from Oroklini hill to the beach in Larnaca Bay, 2 miles away. Oroklini is about 50m above sea level at the foot of an oblong hill (208m high).
Although Oroklini is a village, there is certainly no shortage of things to do in the area. There is an internet cafe at the Lithos Tavern in the village, also horse-riding, donkey rides, ten-pin bowling, bars & a playground for the kids.
For those who enjoy walking, Oroklini Hill is a few minutes walk away from our apartment. From the top there are stunning views and on a clear day it is possible to see as far as Stavrovouni Monastery, the Salt Lakes at Larnaca and the Troodos Mountains. If you don't want to walk up the hill you can hire a 4x4, a mountain bike or quad bikes to drive up and around it.
Oroklini's Yanathes beach is 3km from the centre of the village. It stretches along Larnaca Bay for 2km and is suitable for families and couples alike. This pleasant sandy beach has been awarded a coveted blue flag. It is protected by lifeguards and artificial reefs and offers calm, clean water. You can fish, swim, snorkel, scuba dive and play beach volleyball here. There is a car park, a promenade, showers, toilets, a beach snack bar and restaurant. The beach has parasols and chairs available for hire in season. If you like to scuba dive there are several good diving centres in the area and you are not far from one of the top ten diving sites in the world, the Zenobia. You can also take boat trips from the marina at Larnaca.
How to get there
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- The nearest airport to Our Cyprus apartment is Larnaca International, just 20 minutes away by car. There is a bus service from the airport. The taxi fare would be about 30 Euro each way.
There are daily scheduled flights to Larnaca from Heathrow, Manchester and other European cities. Some low-cost carriers EasyJet, Monarch and EuroCypria fly into Larnaca too.
- It is best to book your car hire in advance if you can. Most large car hire companies operate in Cyprus or we can provide contact details for a reliable company in Larnaca. Motorbikes and cycles are also available for rental locally if required.
- There is a bus service from Oroklini to Larnaca and Ayia Napa. The nearest bus stop is one minute from our apartment.
Activities near Oroklini
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
08 Sep 2011
My wife and i spent two weeks in Cyprus at the end of August and were stunned by how much there is to see. The apartment is located in a growing village called Oroklini which is just off the main dual carriageway between Larnaka and Agia Napa. We hired a car during our stay through the owners of the apartment and didn't regret it, the dual carriageway is relatively quiet throughout the day and stretches all the way from Agia Napa in the east to Pafos in the west. Heading east Agia Napa is reachable by car in around 30 mins, heading south Larnaka in 15 mins and heading west Lemesos in 40mins. Pafos can be reached in just over and hour and a half. There are a number of little villages on the way to Pafos which are worth exploring so having a car is recommended. Before we arrived, the owners of the apartment graciously offered to provide travel to and from the airport and provided keys to the apartment and some directions about local amenities. Oroklini village itself offers a number of conveniences such as a supermarket, newsagent, bank, water filling station, 24hr bakery, local pizza takaway, DVD rental and a number of Tavernas where you can sample the local dishes such as souvlaki, kleftiko or a mezze. The seafront is within easy reach providing a number of restaurants, shops, and plenty of things to do. When we arrived at the apartment we were welcomed by a thoughtful selection of essentials on the table such as bread, water, butter and some other local food. There were a number of travel guides on the tabled with some suggestions of sites to visit. The apartment is a good size, Satellite TV and DVD player and sofa bed, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, cutlery and glasses in the open plan lounge / kitchenette, 2 good sized bedrooms, one a double and the other twin singles. The beds are functional, a bit soft for my liking but i have been in less comfortable beds in 4* hotels. Plenty of sheets and Towels are provided. The apartment has good mobile phone signal, i used roaming data through the local cytavoda network on a couple of occasions for directions, I was able to get 3G / HSDPA signal while i was there. Each room has an air conditioning unit, we tried to avoid using the a/c and acclimatise using the local breeze as walking out into the 36 degree summer heat can be a bit of a shock. Cyprus in general benefits from a sea breeze during the day, its important to note however that the breeze detracts the senses from how powerful the sun is. Like any hot country it is important to protect against heat exhaustion. The apartment block provides use of a reasonably sized swimming pool which appeared clean and well kept throughout the duration of our stay. The apartment itself is positioned in such a way that with the flyscreens closed and the windows and balcony door opened, the breeze is lovely.Within 50ft of the apartment is a water station where you can fill a 10l water bottle for 50c which will fit nicely in the fridge (10l bottles can be bought from the newsagent), alternatively the supermarket also stocks 2l bottles of water but this is significantly more expensive at around 2euros a bottle. Behind the apartment is a local Taverna which plays music on Friday and Saturday nights ranging from local Cypriot folk music and some of the English classics. Sitting on the balcony with a glass of Zivania or Commandaria (two of cyprus' most famous local beverages) is a pleasurable way to enjoy this. It is important to note that this music can continue late into the night which is worth bearing in mind with very young children, those who are hard of hearing might not notice it at all. I would recommend the apartment for its prime location, the helpfulness of the owners and particularly for those interested in renting a car and venturing out to see what Cyprus has to offer.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|November - December 2012||1 Nov 12||1 Jan 13||£ 225||£ 35||£ 35||Flexible|
|Winter 2013||1 Jan 13||1 Mar 13||£ 175||£ 30||£ 30||2 Nights|
|March - April||1 Mar 13||1 May 13||£ 300||£ 45||£ 45||2 Nights|
|May & June 2013||1 May 13||1 Jul 13||£ 325||£ 50||£ 50||2 Nights|
|July - August 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 50||2 Nights|
|September - October 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 325||£ 50||£ 50||2 Nights|
|November - December 2013||1 Nov 13||1 Jan 14||£ 250||£ 40||£ 40||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
- The price shown is for the week for the complete apartment (not per person). It includes a welcome pack, linen, water, use of the air-conditioning and the pool.
- We will accept bookings of 3 nights or more.
- Change-overs can be on any day of the week, allowing you to take advantage of cheap flights.
- If you wish to hire the apartment for four weeks or more please contact us for a special rate.
- I have just changed my pricing so prices are now in Sterling. Will accept payment in Sterling or Euros. If you wish to pay in Euros then please contact me for a price using current exchange rates
- A security deposit of €100 is required. It will be collected on arrival and returned on departure providing there has been no damage.
-We would like to sell our apartment. Please contact us if you are interested in buying an apartment in Oroklini, Cyprus
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