Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
This 3.5 bedroom beachfront eco house is part of the Artisan Resort, a family friendly gated community, located in the residential zone adjoining the partly sub-marine Cape Greco National Park, itself an archaeological, geological treasure trove. We are located within walking distance to the Blue Flag Konnos Bay, accessed via a nature trail that is an extension of the E4 European Nature Trail system-Europe's absolute best!
Surrounded by a full landscaping scheme, Artisan 7 benefits from shade, color and smell. The design aims to provide the resident with an experience of the diversity native to our island, at the same time enhancing the privacy of this property which has a 25m frontage facing the Cape Greco coastline.
This property is special, and we invite you to examine it with more than a casual look, especially if you are interested in environmental design, architecture and landscaping. We have incorporated solar rooms, a double skinned roof, deep pergolas where needed and have addressed natural ventilation and lighting to the best way possible. This is a house which if properly used, does not require air conditioning at all.
Though the house intentionally does not reveal its virtues from the private drive, on entry the ground floor spaces including the living room and kitchen offer expansive views to the sea and the private pool. In particular, the lounge with its full width windows opens up towards the south-facing pool. There is a pleasant area just outside the lounge shaded by a well appointed pergola.
The kitchen area opens up generously towards a sea facing deck that is totally covered by a deep pergola. Opportunities for indoor and outdoor dining are evident, and this space is also good for young children to play. The kitchen furniture and design is absolutely top spec. We offer a complete range by Miele including a coffee making machine, a recycled dining table, a wall mounted TV and LED lights overhead.
The pool, a large overflow, has a set of large steps allowing easy entry and seating for all ages. These pool steps are also shaded by a smaller pergola, good during the hot noon hours where water and shade are both desirable. There is a pool shower conveniently located near the steps.
The sunbathing area is fully exposed from morning till afternoon, and is located by the pool along a hedge of cyprus aromatics.
We have a special BBQ area also next to the pool, also with a great sea view, with a roof over it, a small bar counter complete with a Weber gas BBQ.
On the first floor, the master bedroom suite with its tall white ceilings has to be a unique experience, and it will be memorable. It is comprised of three spaces, the first being the sleeping room, where a nearly 2mx2m customized corner bed raised to capture the sea view is located between two breezy windows. The second space is an inspiring, relaxing breezy room with sweeping views of the Cape Greco National Park coastline. It carries an all white sofa that converts to a double bed, a great desk with a map of the Cape Greco National Park, and its own amazing balcony which you will have to share with our resident swallows. The third room is the en suite bathroom, with its solar-heated water, its very good ventilation and natural lighting, tall ceilings and relaxing decor.
On the first floor we also have the children's den-a room on two levels! on the entrance level,two bunk beds, two desks, two windows. A stair wrapping round the bunk beds-hood for adults as well, accesses a 10m2 or so loft, which has two more beds, spaces for toys, and a soft floor. One of the two beds is harder to access, as comfortable as a submarine can be :) please inquire after this one if you intend to fill the beds. This room has its own shower room just outside the door.
We have provided for a small single bed room with an adjacent ground floor shower. This can be helpful to an elderly-though small the room is very well appointed, with a pool facing window, ceiling fans, climate control, various shelves and cabinets. From experience teenagers also seem to be very fond of this room.
As we border the Cape Greco National Park, we are open all year round for business. The top spec fireplace with its integrated air ducts, the solar orientation and design and the backup underfloor heating system allow for a memorable off-season stay, at very reasonable cost.
The Artisan Resort is especially child friendly. Children and parents appreciate the Artisan's landscaped park and the gated private street. Great for nature lovers, the area offers a captivating scenery where live above and below water abounds in myriads of forms. The scuba diving in the submarine parts of the National Park is renowned. The area has been inhabited by neolithic times and offers immense interest to the interested. Couples can enjoy walks via a coastal nature path to the nearby Grecian Park hotel and its facilities, such as the Cliffs Bar, or they can venture to the seaside restaurant-bar at Konnos.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Konnos Bay 800 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Larnaca 67 km, Nearest railway: Not applicable|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
This ecohouse is the residence of the project Architect and his family of 4 children and perfectly capable to support a family's needs.
Artwork on the walls is from the Cape Greco National Park and is part of the Architec's collection of photographs taken during the exploarations that insired the architectural concept.
Air-conditioning and ceiling fans are in all bedrooms and living room at no extra charge.
The main bedroom has an adjoining room with a great desk and couch-bed, spectacular sea views and stunning sunsets, fantastic as part of the parent's en-suite part of the house.
The ground floor bedroom and shower room is suitable for elderly guests or for a maid/nanny.
The kitchen is extensively equipped for those who enjoy home cooking with Class A appliances by Miele! Bring your coffee beans-there is a coffeee grinding machine by Miele here!
WIFI access is available - at no extra charge!
For your entertainment pleasure there is a Flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, board games and reading material.
|Further details outdoors||
10 m long overflow Private Pool, with steps leading into the water, partly shaded by a lovely pergola during the hot noon hours!
BBQ Garden House with gas BBQ by Weber.
Outside sea facing dining table on a deck, under 35m2 of climber-covered pergola, with aromatic plants.
Outside lounge under shaded pergolas with built-in seats.
Private gated driveway for two car parking, covered by pergola.
Well-kept mature garden.
A 25% deposit is required to book this property.
The balance to be paid 60 days prior to arrival.
Welcome Packs can be arranged - please ask for details
The Famagusta region
Famagusta's history dates back to the Neolithic times-10,000 years of civilization are all around the Artisan Resort. The Maritime supremacy of the Western nations during the Crusaders made Famagusta the first safe destination of the traders coming from the crusader coastline of present-day Israel. Fortified appropriately and with the overall east-facing crenelated coastlines being protected from the prevailing westerly's,
Famagusta grew in importance over centuries. The local people are a mix of nationalities; the village of Frenaros was set up by Mameluks, during their raids circa 1,400 AD. Ayia Napa (The Holy Forest) was a Latin outpost, surrounded by forest. Paralimni-half a day away on foot from Famagusta and its precious harbour, housed the Franks and Jews who were evicted from Famagusta when the latter came under the control of the Ottomans in 1571. Names like Abraham, Isaac, Solomon, Giovanni and others hail from there.
Famagusta itself was an international trade and finance hub, its genes including Italian, French, Jewish, Arab blood. After the fall of Acre, approximately 80 years past the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin, the Franks and their Arab allies moved to Famagusta. I, the Architect/Owner of the Artisan Resort hail from Famagusta and have found the area to be a source of endless fascination. Places of history and the best beaches in the Eastern Mediterranean-caused by the Reef Limestone formation unique to the area literally abound; we would be very happy to suggest places for you to visit.
With its beautiful sandy beaches Protaras has grown into one of the most popular family holiday resorts in Cyprus. Much is known about it-we prefer to describe the things that you are less likely to know about regarding the area. Fig Tree Bay has a clear turquoise sea and fine golden sand, this beach understandably appeals to both visitors and locals alike.
By day Protaras is a beach resort but comes alive after dark and offers a wide range of friendly restaurants, cosy tavernas, bars with live entertainment and shopping opportunities to suit the whole family.
Konnos Bay, Blue Flag, is closest to the Artisan Resort than any other property in the area. Surrounded by the protected coastline of the National Park it is a pristine and complete destination for the whole day, with full facilities. Konnos Bay is believed to have been the ancient roman city state of Lefkolla. The city possessed a small safe harbour where the Athenian Demetrius Poliorketes in the year 306 B.C. sought refuge, lying in wait for Ptolemeos, one of the successors of Alexander the Great.
The magnificent beauty of the mountain sea cliffs combined with the indigenous flora of Cape Greco is impressive. Annuals and perennials, bulbs and tuberous, assure almost year round flowers and lovely aromas. Varieties of Colchicum, Narcissus, and others also enrich the beauty of the area. Also unique are the seashore plant communities with mainly summer flowering species doing very well despite the salinity of the soil, the aridity and the high temperatures of the summer. Some of these species are Limonious sinuatum and Limonioum deifolium, Crithmum maritimum and the rare endemic Taraxacum aphrogenes, growing exclusively in Cyprus. Cut away into ten-metre sea - cliffs are caves which nature has adorned with palatial trimmings. Benches allow the opportunity to rest and gaze down into crystal clear waters. Excavations in 1992 revealed evidence that this site was one of the earliest Neolithic settlements on the island.
One of the most intriguing landmarks of Agia Napa is known as the Palaces. Situated between Kermia Beach and Cape Greco, the Palaces are actually an original rock formation which, over the time, has been miraculously sculpted by the waves of the sea. It is not an architectural work, as may, on initial sight be perceived. A spectacular sight where swimmers dive off the rocks into the crystal clear waters, the Palaces can only be reached by boat.
UNDERWATER CAPE GRECO
Most people do not know that the Cape Greco National Park is half under water. Without strong sea currents, and with abundant wrecks and marine caves the area is a scuba diver's paradise. The sea temperatures, which range from about I6C in winter to about 28C in summer, forms a thermocline at a depth of 20-30 metres.
The presence of a thermocline has significant effects on the vertical distribution of marine life. The richest areas in terms of quality and variety of life are below the depth of the thermocline during the summer. To the underwater visitor the bottom fauna in the shallow waters of Cape Greco may initially seem somewhat disappointing but one quickly discovers the many hidden sea creatures, which are indigenous to the area.
Many bury themselves in the sand like several species of sand urchin and starfish, the Souris and the occasional spectacular Flying Gurnard. In the shallow rocky areas the common fish are Peacock and Rainbow Wrasses. Two-banded Bream (Haradjida), blennies, gobies and small parrotfish. Near rocks small groups of bearded Red Mullets (barpouni) stir up the sand for tiny shrimp. Deeper down the Pasidonia meadows provide a characteristic Mediterranean seascape. In these sometimes extensive meadows, fish fife is rich and varied including small wrasses, bream, sea perches, groupers and the odd Bullnose Ray.
Cyprus has the warmest climate (and warmest winters) in the Mediterranean part of the European Union. The average annual temperature on the coast is around 24 °C (75 °F) during the day and 14 °C (57 °F) at night. Generally – summer's/holiday season lasts about 8 months, begins in April with average temperatures of 21–23 °C (70–73 °F) during the day and 11–13 °C (52–55 °F) at night, ends in November with average temperatures of 22–23 °C (72–73 °F) during the day and 12–14 °C (54–57 °F) at night, although also in remaining 4 months temperatures sometimes exceeds 20 °C (68 °F)!
Cape Greco National Park
Konnos Bay Beach
Fig Tree Bay
Ayia Napa Water Park
Protaras Beaches, Bars, Restaurants