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.