Villa très privée de 3 chambres avec piscine, jardin, climatisation
Particulier / consommateur
- anglais, russe, italien
Salle(s) de bain
Animaux non bienvenus
Adaptée aux enfants
Les réservations annulées au moins 30 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100 %. Les réservations annulées au moins 14 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50 %.
Would have scored more if it wasn't for the owner
After a debacle with paying the balance (owner changed bank accounts) which involved phone calls to HomeAway and messages back and forth to Ksenia, we had to cancel and rebook which changed the cost due to the exchange rate.
First impressions were brilliant, Ksenia waited at the villa for us and we landed quite late so most shops were closed. A great surprise was a little welcome pack consisting of bread, bacon, cheese, milk etc. Ksenia showed us around the villa and took a reading from the electric meter.
The villa was a good size and suited 4 adults and 2 children well and the centre of Corel Bay a 15 minute walk away. The only complaint regarding the villa was the downstairs toilet/shower. David Bowie lovers will know what I mean by "the bog of eternal stench". We had to bleach the drains twice a day but it didn't help much.
After a few days we had the displeasure of meeting Oleg who had let himself in to the villa and was trying to get into the garage from inside. Oleg was Russian and his English not brilliant, so it was difficult to understand his true meaning. At that point I found him abrupt, rude and not thankful for me going to get the garage key off my sister-in-law who was in a restaurant 15 mins away.
Oleg then persisted to be around the back of the villa for the majority of our holiday, cutting down bushes and whatever else. This brings me on nicely to the "private beach gazebo". The gazebo had gone due to a storm apparently however every time we looked down, a group of people were always there using the table and chairs. On enquiry with Oleg, we were told to tell him in advance if we wanted to use the area so that he and his friends wouldn't go down. The day we did go down Oleg could be seen peering down and as soon as we came back to the villa for tea, the table and chairs on the beach were occupied once more. Not the impression of the advert.
The next detestable experience was Oleg's departure walk-around which he was 15 mins late for. After checking every single item (plates, cups, and operation of TV, Fans etc) 40 mins had passed and we were running late for the airport. Oleg then using his rude and abrupt manor tried to get money from us for:
2 towels that weren't washed (all others had been washed & dried)
a plastic outside chair that had a break in the back but wasn't caused by us
electricity used - a made up sum as he didn't have the original reading
Loads more to say but my word count is up. Not a relaxing hol
The rebooking was made at request of HomeAway website which is unable to receive payments in different currencies for some reason.
The rate confirmed in Euros at the time of booking has never been changed.
No one from the guests has informed the owner about a problem with the shower. It seems that the guests have created a blockage and tried to remove it by themselves.
Guests were informed that it was necessary to urgently check the underground floor (for flooding) after a strongest rain the night before.
There was no key from a room because it was taken away by guest for some reason, so this was not the owner’s issue. There was nothing for the owner to apologize for.
Guests were informed about works in the garden outside the territory of the villa, these works didn’t affect their holiday in any way.
Maintenance of the garden and adjacent areas is necessary for the villa.
The guests were informed that the gazebo tent on the beach was destroyed by strongest storm just before their arrival. The owner did everything possible for the guests to use the tent place on the beach.
The group is extremely low-budget, this is confirmed by an incredibly low consumption of electricity, lack of cash money and other indicators. The damage caused by them is:
Two bath towels (we had to throw them away) and a garden chair. The owner hasn’t asked a penny from these people for it, driven by sympathetic attitude.
The delay with the check-out was caused by guests going to a bank machine because they had no cash money to pay for the electricity (despite knowing about this charge from the beginning).
We do not advise anyone to have these people as guests, due to high risk of damage to your property and receiving biaised review.
Great older house, great location
We spent 14 Nights and it was wunderfull. Thank you!
Thank you for your review. It was great having you as a guest. We will be happy to welcome you in Cyprus again!
Good location and pics look great but very disappointing
We booked this villa with great expectations, but were hugely disappointed. We were greeted by Oleg (Ksenia's dad). Our first surprise was that while the web site says that the car "is available upon request", that apparently meant available to rent. Definitely not what we understood from the website nor from our interactions with Ksenia in email prior to coming. In fact, we selected this villa as we thought this also includes the car (As the web site says). Later, even after agreeing to pay the daily rental fee for the car (we didn't really have a choice) we were told that after all, the car is not available. Very disappointing. In addition, many standard amenities are not included in the villa. For example:
- There is a washing machine but no detergent. you need to buy your own.
- There is a BBQ but no charcoal or lighter fluid (or lighters). You need to buy your own.
- You need to buy your own toilet paper (I am not kidding, I got this message in a text message from them).
- One of the toilets stopped working (no water to flush) and when we asked them to come fix they told us that we will need to pay for this as damages (eventually of course they recognized this is a house issue, but not before I had to, at their request, manually flush the toilet. Not something I was thinking I would do on my vacation).
- The gazebo is basically just a shaded area with kids chained to a pole. Not as fancy as it looks on the web site and definitely not private as others used that space too.
And the list goes on.
And this is before I mention that the satellite TV in the villa has a Russian adult movie channel. Not ideal for a family with teenage kids...
Ksenia was very nice and responsive over text and emails but she is not on location and was not able to help.
Overall, the kids enjoyed the pool and we enjoyed Coral Bay but we will definitely not be back to this villa again.
The group of this guest (2 adults and 4 children) has been staying at our villa for 6 days and has shown the lowest level of consumer grade.
We had an impression of hosting uncivilized people who have never rented someone’s property before.
Upon arrival at the villa they required the owner to submit complimentary: car, washing powder, charcoal for the BBQ, an extra amount of toilet paper and other things which are not listed in the services that we describe on our page and have never been promised. These requests were of course denied.
After that, despite a minor issue with the toilet tank in the WC on the ground floor, they continued usage of this WC (there is another toilet in the house) and kept throwing there toilet paper on purpose, ignoring the sign asking not to do so, knowing that it was impossible to flush. This caused a risk to create blockage in the sewerage system of the villa.
Only after we informed them in writing that expenses for removing the blockage will be charged from their damage deposit they stopped and cleared the toilet paper and flushed their excrements manually, using a bin and tap water.
Normal operation of the toilet tank was then restored by a specialist within 30 minutes.
This group of guests is extremely untidy, the children are completely out of control, we could expect anything from them.
The satellite channels on the TV are being set by each staying guest on their own. We do not interfere in the settings of the channels. There is a user's manual in English which our guests are welcome to use to set their preferred TV channels.
We do not recommend anyone to host these guests in their homes, as it is unsafe for your property.
We have evidence of their behavior.
L'emplacement de la villa est excellent avec une variété de plages de sable et des supermarchés, des boutiques de souvenirs, des restaurants, des discothèques et des banques qui sont littéralement à 10 minutes à pied. Voiture pas nécessaire! La belle plage de sable de Coral Bay est à seulement 100 mètres, et la célèbre baie de Lara avec son sanctuaire de tortues est à 10 miles (les aventuriers aimeront y aller en safari). Si vous souhaitez visiter le centre-ville de Paphos, le vieux marché avec ses souvenirs, le port ou le parc aquatique, des bus climatisés confortables sont à votre service tous les jours.