“Great villa & fantastic service for the price” For the price I and my friends paid for this villa it was a bargain. Comparing the price with other villas in the area we were not expecting the level of service we received. Firstly the owner got back to
Not to be too critical of the villa,there is nothing wrong with the furniture in the villa except the Suite,which is absolutely filthy, & I had to put 2 covers over to sit on it , it was so bad it was… More
Very strange as this particular tenant texted me a few days after arriving to say how good the house was and how clean the pool was. But after reading the previous tenant's review about me offering a free week to them I think they wanted the same but i refused so they made a bad comment. Making up stories like settee was sticky - maybe they dropped orange juice on it and hence wanted a free week? Ironical how some of these people call me all times of the day including texting me at midnight and i still answer their messages when other landlords do not bother. People who have very little to do but critise should pay the going rate of £600 - £800 per week in July and not £300 pw and expect the same standards. 12 previous 'professional' tenants who stayed at the house did not complain because they knew the price they paid was a bargain and went to the beach to enjoy themselves in Cyprus rather than stay indoors picking faults. £75 pw per person in a detached villa in July wheareas a 3 star hotels charge £30 per person per night = £210 pppw and that is without a private pool = no contest! The price includes airconditioning and electric. Also the outside table was not 'wobbly' - I was there after this tenant left. Make your own conclusions! Future tenants 'mental' state will be analysed by psychological profiling before renting out this villa as damaging comments like this can seriously harm the rental income and the ability to pay the mortgage. Dave (owner.)
“Not As Described”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2012
I believe that we were the first paying guests in the Villa Sofia as it had been previously let on a long-term basis. Obviously the low price was a draw but there were certain details which were essen… More
From Dave the owner. In response to the above points the last renter left I would like to say the following:(1) From the outset the renter was advised that a car was essential as the villa was not that close to the shops and it would take a relatively fit person 10 mins to walk to the nearest shops. The renter was merely trying to save money on not renting a car. (2) Many renters previously commented on the furniture in the villa was of good quality (solid oak.) So if this renter preferred a modern look i cannot change all the furniture to please each individual taste! (3)There was a dishwasher there but because it broke we could not change it in time before this renter came in. (4) There was a t.v.+ dvd in the main ensuite bedroom and satellite t.v. in the main lounge. In the other two bedrooms there were t.v. but no dvd. Since there were only two persons here why would they fuss over not having dvd + satellite in the other bedrooms - as long as they got what they asked for in the main bedroom then that should have been ok I would have thought? (5) The cleaner unfortunately did not turn up after the last renter left and my manager's wife was conceiving their first baby in hospital at that time so unfortunately some of the linen and towels did not get cleaned but my rep came round the very next day and rectified all this by bringing in fresh bedsheets, towels etc. He even went out of his way despite having their first baby the day before this particular tenant came into the villa to help them with their shopping, take them sightseeing with NO COST to the renter - this was above his call of duty. So for one whole week he did many free services for them. I am only renting the villa not a free sightseeing and shopping package! I even offered 1 week free rental of the villa (which I will NOT do again for any future renter) to compensate for their 'bad feelings'. I do not think any landlord in the whole of Paphos would have given these ungrateful tenants so many free services especially as all the faults were rectified within 3 days of them moving in! I never had such complaints from any other tenants - I even had Chris King (the Elvis impersonator) who does gigs all round Cyprus and is very famous there stay in my villa for 18 months and commented on how good the house was - he even invited other actors/actresses to the villa who also commented on the quaint nature of the house. In short one cannot satisfy everyone and if a renter wanted a 5 star villa they should pay a 5 star price like £800 a week and not expect the same quality from a £300 per week villa but i believe we did give these particular tenants a 5 star service without charges and they should have been grateful that my rep took them everywhere free of charge to satisfy them due to the previous shortcomings. On a final note regarding the photos of the house the only difference being the hedge surrounding the house has grown to give more privacy to the tenants which is better than having a too open area for others to 'peer' in.
“Villa Kejas” Good quality villa close to airport 15 mins but not directly under flight path. Pool, gardens and property well maintained. The villa is private and quiet and not overlooked on a low density open development.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The villa was set in a very peaceful which was just what we wanted. It was very clean and tidy with everything you could possibly need. Our grandson loved having his own p… More
“Beautiful location and exceptional villa”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
What a lovely location for a quiet, seculed holiday with all the mod cons that you would expect from a holiday home. The villa was spotlessly clean, well-equipt and with a lovely choice of furnishings… More
“Home from home comfort with the bonus of sunshine and peaceful atmosphere.”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2011
Spotless villa with lovely pool and garden with pleasant views. The villa has every facillity one could need for a pleasant holiday with or with out children. It is in a quiet and safe area of the is… More
“Our second stay at the beautiful surroundings and excellent accomodation.” We had previously stayed here for 3 nights, last November, and at the earliest opportunity, re-booked for a further 3 nights, over the Easter period. Beautiful scenery, first
We paid for a detached 2 bedroom villa with en-suite bathrooms and a fully fitted western kitchen with crockery and cutlery. In reality we got an apartment with no en-suites, a rusty 2 ring gas burner… More
I'm sorry if you did not like your stay at the residence and that I could not accommodate you in the 2 BR Villa. However, the apartment you stayed in has the same standards, 2 double bedrooms and the same interiors except for 1 less bathroom. The apartment actually has some features that the villa doesn't have like a balcony with more privacy, a full size dinner table and it has recently been renovated so it's essentially the same value. Feel free to have a look at my other guests reviews that stayed in my apartments:
Please don't blame me for your mistake of booking a holiday home on the wrong side of the island. You should have researched the location of your son's hotel and its distance to ours before booking. I don't know who told you that your son's hotel was 5 mins away but it surely wasn't me because I remember calling you a taxi to go there after you had check in and I told you that it was quite far away.
Regarding your complaints about missing items like "crockery and cutlery" I would have been more than happy to provide any missing silverware or plates for you if you would have mentioned it to me. As you could see I had no problems buying a new pot and pan as well as a new cooking stove, which you forgot to mention in your review.
Concerning your complaints about the pool I simply don't understand you since I granted you access to the pool in our 4 BR Villa right next to the apartment during your entire stay so you wouldn't have to walk uphill to the other pool. I admit the way to the second pool is uphill but still only 150 meters away at the most.
Regarding your story about the burglary I simply believe that you are the one that's lying and actually committing insurance fraud. I saw your daughter with her cellphone after bringing your husband back from the police station from getting the official report for the "stolen items".
In 8 years of business there has not been one burglary in my complex. That's why I live on site for security and to help my guests with anything.
“a beautiful house, a gracious owner” This summer season, we spent a couple of weeks at the lovely house. The kids love here very much. You could drive about 5 minutes to beach and big shopping mall. We walked 5 minutes to oval for sports and and playg
“Very large and modern house with a great kitchen/dining room area”
Reviewed 17 Dec 2013
Stayed here with family and everyone had more than enough space - the house is really big which all enjoyed and modern. Originally we though it would be difficult to get into the city centre but it wa… More