3 bedroom Villa Timily, Polis
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Free air conditioning and Wi-Fi, walk to beach and tavernas. Car hire is not required and air conditioning is included in reasonable rates at this beautiful modern villa, situated in a quiet cul de sac amongst a cluster of exclusive villas, near the sea in Polis. The owner is a wheelchair user, and has designed it carefully providing level access all round the property, so it great for all of us including toddlers. It is spacious and on one level, and has been finished to a high standard using local stone, quality ceramic tiles, granite and wood. The large private pool and rear garden enjoy all day sunshine, and there are lovely views in this area and fields at the rear. The beautiful garden features lemon and orange trees which bear fruit and fill the air with scent from the flowers, and there is a herb garden too.
A leisurely evening stroll into the sleepy traditional village of Polis finds you greeted by a wealth of Cypriot tavernas, restaurants and bars.
The sandy beach is approx 10 mins walk and there is a regular bus service from Polis to Paphos and Coral Bay. Latchi harbour and its sandy beach is 7 minutes drive or you can walk along the new promenade from the Polis Camping Beach. Sea Trac access into sea at Polis Beach. This property is also fully wheelchair accessible. We welcome everyone here and this property is often booked by able bodied families
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Polis Camping Sandy Beach with cafe 1.1 km|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
All on one level downstairs:
Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with feature fireplace. The lounge area comprises two red leather sofas (one of which pulls out to be a double sofa bed). Dining area features large glass table with modern comfortable seating. Satellite TV, DVD and a separate CD player.
The fully equipped open plan kitchen has a lower height hob with access underneath for a wheelchair user and the sink is at normal height but also has wheel under access.
There are three good-sized bedrooms, two doubles and a twin, all with high quality beds, orthopaedic mattresses. The master bedroom has a large en-suite wheel-in shower room with wall mounted shower seat, wheel under sink area and grab rails. The further two bedrooms share a second wet room with shower, sink and toilet. There are flyscreens throughout. Wi-fi. New: self propelling shower chair on request
|Further details outdoors|
Outside: Large private pool with wide Roman steps and 2 sturdy hand rails. BBQ. Large terrace with patio furniture for al fresco meals. Level access/ramps all round the property and wider patio doors leading from the living area onto the terrace. Private parking. The carport has ramped access to the back door and there is a sloping entrance to the front of the villa. Polis sandy municipal beach has a new easily accessible chair which sits on top of a long metal moveable track going from the beach and ending up in the sea. It is accessed via a long ramp, which sits on top of the sand.
Guests with mobility problems or wheelchair users are now able to transfer into the sliding chair with little fuss and enter the sea at a comfortable pace.
Valerie, a local 73 year old wheelchair user welcomed the idea: “I can't remember the last time I swam in the sea as it's so much fuss to try and get my chair close enough to the water without sinking in the sand. It will be wonderful to feel the sea around me again; I will definitely get my friend to take me up there to give it a go.”
As well as this, the Alkioni boat at Latchi has a chair hoist, and our clients are using this too.
As the villa has level access, it is fantastic for everyone from toddlers to elderly. No steps!
We can reserve the villa for 48 hours with no obligation.
You may occupy the villa from 4pm.
Vacate by 10am.
Car Hire not essential, advisable due to heat in summer.
4 seater taxi from Paphos €55, 6 seater €77
Changeover day: Flexible. Reduced rates for 2 sharing on request.
Rates are subject to change. This will not affect any bookings taken.
Refundable Damages Deposit £200
Rental includes: Pre arrival maid service and linen and towels. Welcome hamper including chilled wine, eggs, bacon, cornflakes, bread, marg., water, milk, coffee and tea. A set of clean linen and towels is provided for bookings over 7 days.
Logs for fireplace are pre bookable for a reasonable charge.
The villa is a wheelchair friendly design, so suitable for everyone.
The Paphos region
Polis is situated to the North West of Cyprus. The Akamas Peninsula lies to the West and it is a 30 minute drive from Paphos. Polis caters well for independent travellers and is well known for its nature, and those keen on active holidays including cycling, hiking, horse riding, scuba diving and golf.
A stunning unspoilt resort, dotted with citrus groves and beautiful turquoise waters, it is the least developed beach resort in the South of Cyprus. Varied landscapes are to be found here including rocky mountains, meadows and forests. Polis faces across Chrysochou Bay to the Akamas Peninsula where many hiking trails can be found.
The town is partly pedestrianised and has a laid back feel to it. You can find international food as well as excellent traditional tavernas, (we will send you information on Eating Out etc.).
Polis is rich in history, dating back 3000 years. It was built on the ancient cities of Marion-Arsinoe. Over the past 20 years many artefacts have been unearthed including statues, jewellery and decorated pottery which is displayed in the local museum which opened in 1998.
The local beach is at Polis Chrysochous Camp site, the only location in Cyprus where a eucalyptus forest meets the coast. The sandy beach is about half a mile walk into the town of Polis or alternatively there is a flat coastal walk way to the neighbouring resort of Latchi.
Facilities at the beach include showers, toilets, washing facilities, beach volley ball court and a snack bar.
The Akamas peninsula nearby covers about 230 square km and is located on the western tip of Cyprus. Protected as an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is the perfect location to enjoy outdoor activities such as cycling and hiking. A major characteristic of this peninsula is its beaches. Akamas is the only large unspoiled coastal area remaining in Cyprus.
Latchi is a picturesque fishing village which stretches 3km along the North West coast of the Island and lies on the edge of the beautiful Akamas National Park. The pretty harbour offers a number of excellent fresh fish tavernas that have turned out to be famous across the Island.
The coastal road separates the clear blue sea, pretty shoreline and local amenities from the surrounding lush green countryside. At the harbour, sit back and enjoy a seafood meal in one of the harbour side tavernas and watch the boats come and go.
There are several beaches in Latchi which are perfect for swimming. They are covered with fine sand. Sunbeds and parasols are available to hire.
Latchi is the perfect resort for water sports as it has such clean sea water. You will find windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, parasailing, sailing and fishing here. There are also plenty of boat trips to choose from. Latchi is home to beautiful scenery and nature, making it perfect for trekking and there are plenty of organised nature walks for you to enjoy.
The Baths of Aphrodite are just along the coast from Latchi. According to myth, the goddess Aphrodite used to bathe in the pool of the nearby grotto which is shaded by a fig tree and has a continuous run of water from the overhead rocks. The baths are considered a source of fertility, and even now young Cypriot women go there early to avoid the guard, to bathe in the water.
The Aphrodite trail is considered one of the most beautiful walks in Cyprus, stretching 8km along the Akamas. The Akamas, an unspoilt stretch of coastline is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has been protected as such. The trail follows the route described in Greek mythology used by Aphrodite and her lover Adonis.
The trail begins at the Baths of Aphrodite which is a very popular tourist spot on the island. (The Baths of Aphrodite Fish Tavern here is a favourite with our clients.)
From here the route ascends towards the 860 year old ancient oak tree, believed to be Aphrodite mythical lovers’ nest. Other highlights of the trail include stunning views of the blue lagoons from the high point at Moutti tis Sotiras. We highly recommend the boat trip from Latchi to see all of this, (especially if it is too hot to walk) it is stunningly beautiful and you get the change to swim in the clear turquoise sea too!
Although Polis is classed as a town, it has a “village” feel to it and has many attractive renovated properties. To give you an idea of its size, you could walk through Polis in 15 minutes. It offers an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, bars, banks etc. and is still extremely “Cypriot”, with most restaurants and shops being run by the family. Cheaper to eat out here than in Paphos, and the restaurants are all in hot competition to serve you the best food and give the friendliest service. On the way in to Polis town, Elena’s is the closest bar (approx 10 mins stroll), and is a lovely spot for a pre dinner drink whilst watching the sun set over your villa. Then a little further up the lane you come to Karouzis taverna where they serve a good meze and seafood. 2 local gems.
The Akamas National Park is nearby, and offers beautiful countryside and beaches are not crowded, all protected from development. These include sandy Lara Bay, where the turtles nest, and Chrysochou Bay, which offers mile after mile of quiet beaches alongside citrus groves, with a dramatic backdrop of hills.
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15 Sep 2013
"Beautiful Villa Timily"
We visited Cyprus for the first time in July and spent a week in villa Timily. On arrival we were very impressed with the standard of the villa, really spacious and modern contemporary style. There we… More
6 Jul 2012
"Villa Timily - A perfect home from home"
Just back from our three week stay at Villa Timily celebrating my husbands retirement, where we've had an absolutely brilliant time. This holiday was all about rest and relaxation, plus a little walking, swimming, reading and the occasional meal out, each to do as and when we wanted to, no rush, it's been wonderful.
Villa Timily was perfect, it was light and airy, very comfortable and really well presented. Everything we could possibly need was to hand. The beach towels were a lovely touch and definitely saved space in our cases and the library drawer was brilliant too, with a good choice of books.
It was a leisurely five minute stroll to our nearest and favourite taverna, Karouzi's as Irene said, and a ten to fifteen minute walk to the beach depending on whether you took the shortcut through the campsite or the road. The walk into Latchi along the new walkway took us around half an hour, but what a view.
Lee our house manager and Chris our bubbly cleaner were excellent, nothing was too much trouble for them. We used Chris's supermarket recommended by Irene which was about a ten minute walk away. Kryos Chris very kindly delivered our shopping to the door, he would tell us to set off back and he would follow on his moped after five minutes, it was great. Nissos Taxi's also deserve a mention as well, who we used for our airport transfers. We chose not to hire a car as we wanted a total break from everything, and instead used their very efficient and really friendly service for the odd journery or two. It was eight euro's from Polis to Latchi and vice versa. As the weeks went on it got a bit too hot to walk both ways to and from Latchi although it is a lovely walk. Don't forget your water and hat and sunscreen though.
This was our sixth visit to the Polis/Latchi area, Polis still retains its charm and tradtion where Latchi has expanded somewhat since our last visit a few years ago, the new marina is quite impressive now its nearing completion.
All in all we've had a fantastic time at Villa Timily, we're full of sunshine, and feel totally rested and relaxed, just what we needed. We've also met and got to know some lovely people during our stay. Alas, all good things must come to an end and the fourth of July has finally arrived and we'll soon be heading back to the not so sunny Manchester, so we've heard. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have, you won't be disappointed we can assure you.
Janice & Dave from Chorley Lancashire
4 Sep 2011
"Perfect for me, my family and my disability scooter"
Villa Timily was the perfect villa for my family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 15 and 12. I know the area well as I have stayed in or near Polis 9 times. I checked the villa out before booking to make sure the area was suitable for my electric scooter, as I am disabled.
We had arranged a hire car through Sundance with Cy-Breeze. Nick was waiting for us at the airport and was very helpful. The car was only a few months old for which we had paid a little extra. When we have hired vehicles from other companies they have never been as well maintained and clean as this one was.
We went straight to the villa and arrived just before midnight. The welcome pack was really nice as it contained everything that we could use, unlike some that you can only use 1 or 2 items. The childrens variety pack of cereals, typhoo tea, nescafe, bread, jams and even wine etc. were picked by someone who had put some thought into it.
The villa was spotless with a good sized open plan kitchen, dining room and living area. The 3 double bedrooms were very spacious. There was a family shower room and a very large en suite wet room.The ramps to the front door and to the pool were great but there was even a ramp over the rail for the patio door making it very easy to get in and out. All doors were wide enough for most wheelchairs or scooters. The wet room was brilliant with lots of space to turn my scooter around. There was a support rail next to the toilet and a fold-up stool on the wall of the shower. The floor was non-slip with a wheelchair space under the toilet. Everything in the kitchen was easily accessible with a space under the sink and hob. There is an iron and hairdryer as well as plenty of inflatables for the pool and a few games, books etc.
We did have a slight problem with the air conditioning unit but Lee, the maintenance man, reacted quickly to have it repaired. The pool was lovely, with a ramp from the patio and wide roman steps. This was the first time we have had fly screens and I didn't think they were necessary but they were invaluable. We didn't have any spiders, mossies or lizards in the villa which is very unusual.
It takes about 10 minutes to get to the beach or up to the restaurants. The beach is wheelchair friendly in the mid to high season asa removable path is laid and you can get to the sea. From there you can walk to Latchi in 30 minutes or so.. There are many restaurants which are all aimed at the tourists and all offer similar menus. We prefer to eat in Polis as the restaurants are mainly run by local cypriot families. From the villa there is quite a steep but short bank into the centre. There are a few smaller supermarkets within walking distance but the big supermarket on the edge of Polis towards Argaka, sells most british branded foods as well as local produce.
Our favourite restaurant is Moustakalis, next to the car park in the square. The food is excellent and the welcome even better. The old man who owns it has a long moustache hence the name. His son, Andreas and grandsons run it. You will not get a better welcome anywhere else in Cyprus. Andreas takes the time to talk to all diners and always gives you a free drink at the end. Finikas offers good food as does Chix Chox, both in the square, but the service is better at Moustakalis. Toilet facilities, at most restaurants, I am told, are good, but they aren't very disabled friendly. If you need to stay in your wheelchair, all restaurants will lift the table. There are many places to just have a coffee and snack, but away from Polis square access is very difficult. There are a few shops in the square that sell postcards, gifts etc. One has a ramp but once in, it is very difficult to turn around as the aisles are very narrow. Take your disabled car sticker as you can use it in Cyprus.
We were told that prices had increased massively but we found them exactly the same as the year before.
With this villa you can have a cheap holiday by dining in, as there is everything you need to cook a full meal or, eat out. For a family of 4 with soft drinks we spent about £80-£90 for 3 courses and a little less if we had mezes.
I know this email is long but I find there is so much to Cyprus that you couldn't possibly explain it with any other way.
Thanks, Jan Todd
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