Private entrance door to the studio offering completely independent accommodation. The adjoining kitchen has a new fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, blender, electric convection oven and single hob and is fully equipped. Fridge is stocked with welcoming snacks/drinks on arrival and ham/eggs/bacon/cheese/eggs/bread and milk for you to make breakfast whenever it suits you. Excellent WiFi signal in all areas.
The studio is privately situated on the lower level and has its own entrance door - therefore, you can return at 4 am in the morning and never need worry about disturbing anyone else. The adjoining kitchen is through a connecting door where you will find everything you need to cook your meals or simply for that midnight snack! If required there is a comfortable large folding bed for a third adult in the room. The sofa also converts to a single bed and there is a box full of toys/books available for children - playing cards and other board games available for the adults. We are situated in a quiet residential area approx 1 km away from the motorway connecting Limassol directly to the other towns. Very easy drive to both airports (Larnaca 45 minutes/Paphos 35 minutes, Nicosia is less than an hour away and its only 45 minutes to the Troodos mountains. The nearest sandy beach is approx 10 minutes by car depending on the traffic and which beach you choose! Cool box/beach chairs/beach towels/beach mats available.
Very spacious studio consisting of a large bedroom and sitting room with a very large en suite showeroom. Through an adjoining door there is a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor private seating areas right next to the studio entrance. You can park your car in the driveway right next to the studio - all on the same level, easy for unloading suitcases or your shopping. There is a large washing line right outside the studio which is situated under cover away from the harsh direct sunlight and out of the rain in winter to dry your clothes quickly. Depending on the time of year you can also pick fresh apricots/clementines/figs and even limes for your gin and tonics from our garden!
Interaction with guests
Guests can interact with the family or have their complete privacy and do their own thing. Originally from the UK, I am married to a Cypriot and having lived here for 30 years can answer any questions you may have and help you get the most from your stay. Join me for a coffee and a chat and during the summer months enjoy a glass a wine with us and take in the amazing views from our veranda. Guests can also join me for various local activities/cultural and musical events - I play in two local philharmonic orchestras - visiting musicians can join me for an orchestra rehearsal/concert, some instruments can be loaned so you don't even need to bring yours with you! For those who always wanted to learn the French Horn or the trumpet just ask me - you are never too old to start! Try out lesson is free and special rates for my Airbnb guests for lessons if required.
Other things to note
To fully explore our beautiful island it is recommended that you rent a car. There is a regular no. 9 bus service into town during the day (approx every 20 minutes) but not so often late afternoon and evenings. With a little advance notice I can usually offer a morning lift into town and a return lift home from the bus stop next to the Blue Oven Bakery if I am home. There are 2 local supermarkets approx. 3 minutes away by car which stay open until 8 pm and the Blue Oven Bakery is open 24 hours. Lidl supermarket is approx a 10 minute drive away just off the main highway.
Fans are provided in the studio as there is no air-conditioning unit. It's always breezy where we are located and because of its unique position the studio is the coolest room in the house during the summer months. Central heating is provided during the winter and scorching hot water is available all year round. There is a VERY large shower cubicle with LED shower attachment, you will enjoy an amazingly strong power shower courtesy of a pump installed on the roof!
We are animal lovers and have very friendly dogs and cats. We also have an outside aviary with zebra finches and I can take children inside to see the birds and their chicks close-up. Children can also feed the fish in our large family aquarium. Our dogs love lots of attention but are not accessible to guests unless we are home and not allowed in the studio for reasons of hygiene. Sorry, we cannot accept any other pets.
We would ask our guests not to do anything that may cause offense/or upset the neighbours.
All children to be fully supervised at all times. No overnight visitors.
No smoking permitted inside the house, only in the outside areas.
Please keep the studio clean and wash up your dishes/cooking utensils. Turn off all kitchen appliances after use.
Kindly switch off all the lights/ lock all doors and windows when leaving the house.
When using the off-road driveway parking area kindly ensure the gates are closed securely behind you when leaving the house.
Please rinse the sand from your feet by using either of the 2 hoses situated outside when returning from the beach and before entering the studio.
Please observe the check out time and and leave the studio as you found it.
I'm friendly and sociable and enjoy welcoming guests from different countries. Your accommodation is situated on the lower level of a large family house and has its own private entrance. You can enjoy the cool breezes and amazing views over the city from your own private areas or join us on the family level above for a drink and a chat in the evenings.
We are animal lovers and if you are a musician (brass/woodwind) you can also come with me to an orchestra rehearsal! Join me for local concerts and cultural events too. My daughter Zoe has two horses stabled at nearby Curium and riding can be arranged.