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. All clients love the spacious wet room. New for 2015: Pool hoist on request.
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.
Many testimonials including: Hi Irene & Lauren
We're just back from our three weeks stay at Villa Timily in Polis, Cyprus, and we've had an absolutely brilliant time. This holiday was to celebrate Dave's retirement, it was all about rest and relaxation, plus a little walking, swimming, reading and the occasional meal out, each to do as and when we've 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 even including some very comfy towelling flip flops, which were nice to put on after a shower. The beach towels were a lovely touch as well and definitely saved space in our cases, we couldn't have asked for more. The library drawer was brilliant too, although we each had taken a couple of books, I ended up reading six in total and Dave four because there was such a good choice, another nice touch. We've enjoyed the pool as well as our little jaunts to the beach.
Lee our house manager was superb, on the odd occasions we needed to contact him he was on hand to deal with our queries/problems. We had an incident with the umbrella on the patio in the very early hours of one morning during a lightning storm, (we only had two storms don't worry). The wind was extremely strong so we decided to risk life and limb and go and put it down, quite scantily clad I have to say because of the urgency!!! However, although we tried, we just couldn't get it down, not sure whether that was from laughing or fear!!! As part of the cover had come off anyway, we decided the best course of action was to take it off altogether, one chair had blown off the patio already and we had visions of the table and umbrella following in its wake!!! I contacted Lee at a more reasonable hour later that day and he came round straight away. The umbrella had actually jammed, that's why we couldn't get it down, and it wasn't for want of trying. As it was torn due to wear and tear over the months, he took it away to do a touch of needlework!!! (Actually it was his mum in law doing the needlework). Chris our bubbly cleaner was great as well, we got on famously. Put it this way she would make the sun shine even if it wasn't, a great asset to Lee's team. It was really nice getting to know them both during our stay.
Just as you said, it was a nice five minute stroll to our nearest taverna, 'Karouzi's, which actually became our favourite because of the lovely atmosphere, their friendliness and excellent food.
It took us about 10 – 15 minutes to walk to the beach, as we chose to take the road rather than go through the campsite. The walk into Latchi via the new walkway, which is very impressive we have to say, took us about 30 minutes as we stopped a couple of times to admire the view and have a well needed gallon of water, it kept leaking out!!!! However, as the weeks went on and it got hotter, we finally succumbed to getting a taxi back with Nissos rather than do the return journey on foot. Apart from our flight transfers we used Nissos a few times during the course of our stay and were very impressed with their quick and efficient service. Their drivers were very smartly dressed and very friendly indeed we had some lovely conversations with each of them on our journeys.
Just out of interest one evening we had a walk round to the other villas near the beach just to see what they were like, especially as we nearly booked one. Although they looked ok, from the outside and had lovely views of the sea and sunset, we had a feeling they weren't as high spec as Villa Timily, so were really glad that we'd opted for Villa Timily in the end, with your guidance of course, thank you for that. It would have meant a much longer walk up to the supermarket as well. Talking of which, Chris's was really friendly with the added bonus that Kyrios Chris kindly delivered our shopping on the back of his moped for us. We would set off back and he would follow after five minutes, it was great.
All in all we've had a fantastic time at Villa Timily and met some really nice people as well and didn't really want to leave, especially when we landed in the cold and rain at Manchester yesterday evening. We nearly turned around and came back!!! Alas, all good things must come to an end, but hopefully and finances willing we will be back in the not to distant future.
Thank you once again,
Janice & Dave Morris
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Nearest beach||Polis Camping Sandy Beach with cafe 1.1 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (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, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, 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
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.
If you don't want to drive and there are disabled people in the group, then I don't have any hesitation in recommending C & A taxis in Polis. They have minibuses with lifts in the back and passengers who can't leave their wheelchairs, are anchored to the floor. It costs approx. £140 for a return journey and takes 45 minutes from Paphos airport. When you have to leave your villa, they will collect your luggage and you can either go to C & A when you are ready, and their whole family is very welcoming.
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 Irene but I find there is so much to Cyprus that you couldn't possibly explain it with any other way.
Thanks, Jan Todd
|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!
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.