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Traditional Village house - Vavla Rustic Retreat – Home 248617 House

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 17 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Traditional Village house - Vavla Rustic Retreat – Home 248617

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  • House
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 17
  • 2 nights min stay

House / 6 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 17

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Vavla village is a traditional gem, tucked away in the peaceful countryside in the foothills of the surrounding mountain range. Everything from the fresh air and the chirping of the birds to the old stones that form the historic walls of the houses exude nature, peace, and traditions.

Vavla Rustic Retreat is a 19th-century family-owned home that has been passed down through the generations. One step inside will confirm the authenticity of its history, from the various antique tools and household items to the old family photographs that have all been meticulously displayed throughout the house.

The architecture of the home is unique to the region, in that all rooms surround a common, internal courtyard, creating the utmost privacy for our guests. The courtyard is surrounded by five apartments, including: 2 studios, 2 one-bedrooms, and 1 two-bedroom, and also boasts the traditional “fournos”, which is the traditional outdoor oven, as well as a fire pit for group

Vavla village is a traditional gem, tucked away in the peaceful countryside in the foothills of the surrounding mountain range. Everything from the fresh air and the chirping of the birds to the old stones that form the historic walls of the houses exude nature, peace, and traditions.

Vavla Rustic Retreat is a 19th-century family-owned home that has been passed down through the generations. One step inside will confirm the authenticity of its history, from the various antique tools and household items to the old family photographs that have all been meticulously displayed throughout the house.

The architecture of the home is unique to the region, in that all rooms surround a common, internal courtyard, creating the utmost privacy for our guests. The courtyard is surrounded by five apartments, including: 2 studios, 2 one-bedrooms, and 1 two-bedroom, and also boasts the traditional “fournos”, which is the traditional outdoor oven, as well as a fire pit for group gatherings in the courtyard on those slightly chilly evenings.

While every care has been taken during the renovation process to maintain the authentic feel of this traditional home, modern comforts and amenities have not been spared. Each apartment is fitted with a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, private bathrooms, flat-screen TV and satellite, and free Wi-fi.

Within the surrounding area of Vavla, one can find many things to do and see: from churches and monasteries to cultural museums and Neolithic settlements, and even a winery and a delectable shop for jams and chutneys. Vavla truly is at the heart of Cyprus heritage and culture!

We are also proud to share that, in keeping with our eco-conscious efforts, in February 2014 we were the first of our type of accommodation in Cyprus to be awarded the Green Key eco-award, so all of our guests can rest assured that we care about our environment as much as we care about them!

Location description from owner

The Larnaka District

Vavla is a rather small, quiet and peaceful village located in the foothills of the Troodos mountain range in the Larnaca district of Cyprus.

The history as well as the name of the village of Vavla disappears in the midst of history. It is not certain when the village was built but according to eyewitness accounts there were archaeological finds in and all around the village. Dwellings were discovered after the earth would cave in. The old people called them "caves" and avoided certain areas because the ground could randomly collapse causing injuries. They often contained amphorae and other clay containers, sometimes jewelry and coins. Occasionally human bones were present as well. Extensive looting took place and finds were sold and ultimately probably lost forever.

According to an anonymous account, Vavla was named after a certain aristocrat by the name of De Vavyla who supposedly owned the territory in the days of the occupation by the Francs in the 14th century. It is uncertain if such a person ever existed and such claims, although very romantic, are totally unfounded and probably erroneous.

Nameless hamlets surrounded Vavla but they did not withstand the test of time and would disappear almost as quickly as they appeared. Anastasis and Eleni Poli recall an olive oil mill in such a hamlet upstream (the Agios Minas river goes by the outskirts of Vavla). Also in the vicinity of "Panayia tis Agapes" (The Madonna of Love) where the small church still stands there used to be a hamlet.

Massive emigration to the UK, USA and Australia at the turn of the century took a toll on the population of Vavla, as many of those who left never returned, and their tracks have been lost. Anastasis D Polis had left Vavla in 1920 and emigrated to the USA in search for a better life. He was one of the few who ultimately returned after almost a decade. The same happened with his son Michael Polis in the 1950s who also returned after almost a decade in the UK. Others didn't, having left behind wives and in many cases children.

Today Vavla is experiencing a new renaissance as it has been declared by the government as a "preserved cultural history location" and many of the dilapidated houses are restored with historical accuracy to their original state, albeit featuring all amenities for comfortable, modern-style living.

Vavla

The village of Vavla is truly at the heart of the Cyprus countryside. About half an hour drive from the three major cities (Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol), Vavla gives you that laid-back, quiet lifestyle, while still being easily accessible to all that the major cities have to offer.

Vavla is located just 10km off of the Limassol-Nicosia motorway, and is within 15km distance of the sea, a large-scale supermarket and fast-food chain.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed
    Bedroom 6: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed Single Bed
  • 1 En suite, 4 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Kelley P
Calendar updated::
19 Aug 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Cyprus
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 17. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Jul 2012. Located in Larnaka District, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate is £1348.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Aug 2016.

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