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Villa Papaya Residence

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
5 nights minimum
Villa
Amazingly spacious Residence House situated in the heart of Kato Paphos! Just 50m from the beach and 5 min walk from Paphos Castle, it offers everything needed for a perfect holiday in Cyprus. Cosy bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and spacious living room, along with private back yard, covered veranda, parking space and much more - make this an excellent choice for big families or groups wishing to find big and comfortable vacation home in the center of Kato Paphos!
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking allowed in all outside areas only (yard, balcony, verandas, etc.). Smoking inside the house is strictly prohibited. Pets are allowed upon special request from our guests prior to booking.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Alexander G
Languages spoken:English, Russian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2018
Interaction with guests
Villa Papaya Team try to make vacations of our guests as much trouble free as possible, and aim not to disturb them. However, if guests require any assistance on the spot, our managers are there to help as soon as possible. Due to COVID regulations, we aim at offering private check-in/check-out services to all our guests. Keys are located in the keybox, with security code provided to guests before arrival. Further usage instructions are located inside the premises, including management contact details.
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Reviews (2)
mgtfdjm
mgtfdjm
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My usual report format is to try to include as much detail as possible, but know that some people just want a recommendation so I have put this first. Villa Papaya has lots going for it, it’s: large, comfortable, in a great location, is very family friendly, provides lots of facilities for adults and kids, has numerous indoor and outdoor seating, eating and lounging areas, air conditioning, good security, and is very reasonably priced. It’s not perfect however and the downsides are: it has no pool, it is quite dated, a little tired in some places and is in need of some TLC maintenance. All that said, we had a great holiday and would certainly book again as the value is great and with what looked like a couple of new air conditioning units fitted, it appears the TLC has begun. Contact with the owner before arrival to ask questions was also very quick and helpful which shows they care. For context, we were a family of 6 adults, but Villa Papaya can easily accommodate 8 adults and a couple of nippers. ACCOMODATION – Villa Papaya is a semi-detached roughly “L” shaped villa on a corner plot about 200m from the sea front by Alexander the Great Hotel and about 15 min walk to Paphos Harbour. The road that leads from the sea is reasonably busy, but not a major disturbance – at least in March – and the other road it faces is an access only road. Parking on the street didn’t appear to be a problem, but there is also a driveway for one car. Externally it is reasonably attractive with plants and pergolas and is not overlooked. Internally the living space and bedrooms are well separated with the Kitchen / Dining / Living area in one leg of the ground floor “L”, and 2 ensuite bedrooms, plus a toilet in the other leg, with a patio and pergola covered area filling the inside of the “L”. Upstairs are 2 further bedrooms, a bathroom, a large outdoor terrace and a balcony. There is an air conditioning unit in every room, though as it was March we didn’t use it. For the chillier months there is a fireplace in the living area and under the stairs are a number of electric radiators. Free Wireless Internet is provided, but outside of the main living / dining area the signal was generally poor and non-existent in the bedrooms. The photos on TA or their website are reasonably accurate, though some have been taken a while ago before wear and tear has set in. LIVING AREA The living area is a large open plan area containing the lounge, dining and kitchen and has sliding doors to two sides leading out to the internal courtyard patio and pergola covered areas. The lounge end is set in a very social manner with a large central coffee table flanked on 3 sides by seating – a 3 searer sofa, a 2 seater sofa and an arm chair. There is plenty of space to walk behind the seats without disturbing anybody relaxing. Behind the Arm chair to the wall is a very large TV and doors to the courtyard patio. Behind the3 seater sofa are doors to the another outside area with a bougainvillea covered pergola. Behind the 2 seater sofa is the dining area The dining area has a large solid table with comfortable seating for 8 adults. But this is a family friendly place and there are also 2 highchairs against the wall which are available for those ankle biters in your party, and plenty of space to fit them round the table. The kitchen is a galley separated partially by a wall to the lounge end and a worksurface acting a bit like an island to the dining end. It is pretty well equipped with plenty of cooking accessories, blenders, coffee machine kettle, real cooker etc (but no corkscrew surprisingly) so you feed the family properly if you choose to stay in. That said its is quite narrow and not easy to manage with too many people and the kitchen does show its age, particularly where the “island” worktop has damaged top through to the chipboards beneath. For a family with youngsters cooking daily, that may be more of an issue but wasn’t really a problem for us as we only had breakfast in the villa. DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOMS The Master (pink) bedroom is on the ground floor near the front door and it is massive. Entering the bedroom there are wall to wall and floor to ceiling wardrobes/cupboards on your right, with the ensuite in front. Turning left past the ensuite, there are further wardrobe cupboards on the left until you enter the main bedroom. To give a feel for the size, the room has a large double bed with a bedside table each side, a large cabinet with a TV inside and cupboard below, a table and two chairs, a fold down desk cabinet and a large cot, yet there is still plenty of room for 4 people to have a conversation standing in the room. There are sliding doors which open directly out onto the courtyard patio The wardrobes and cupboards of which there is a multitude have a double use both for clothes and as the seasonal and amenities storage area. These cupboards contained amongst other things: a christmas tree, ironing board, spare duvets, bed linen, childrens toys, baby stair gate, cushions for the outside chairs, golf balls (no idea) and curtains. So if you wonder where something is, it’s worth a look in here first. Yet, despite all of this there was plenty of room for clothes. The furniture is a bit of a mis-match, and the wardrobes are very dated. They all work, but they are a bit tired and it does feel like a step back into the 80’s. The ensuite is indicative of all the bathrooms in the villa as they all have the same bathroom suite. It is well laid out with a bath, bidet, toilet and basin with a marble surround. This is probably the one area where the TLC and maintenance shows it’s needed. The window surround is completely rotten, the shower rail is gone so you have to hold the shower, the taps area a struggle to turn off and the toilet didn’t flush properly. Those that have been to Greek islands and/or Cyprus will know that toilet paper or anything not eaten goes in the bin beside the toilet due to prevent blockages. Well even with that strictly applied, it took many flushes for what was deposited in the toilet to leave the toilet. That was a bit of a shame as the bathroom is a good size and the suite when new looks like it is good quality. The second ground floor bedroom is the Yellow Bedroom which is a twin room with ensuite. This is a slightly smaller room with two single beds separated by a bedside cabinet. The beds take up most of the room and the space saving of built in wardrobes is a necessity. The ensuite is a shower room rather than a bathroom and is a bit smaller than the other bathrooms. Again some maintenance would help with the shower rail broken which in a shower cubicle is a bit of a pain. The separate downstairs toilet is really helpful saving a trip through bedrooms. UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS The blue bedroom is a large size easily able to take a double bed with bedside tables, dressing table and lots of built in wardrobes. The thing to note here though is that it’s not just the walls that are blue, so are the lights which makes it very odd after dark. You will need to go elsewhere to put on makeup or even read as the blue light makes everything an odd colour. The Green bedroom is another reasonably sized room with space for a large double bed bedside tables and chest of drawers. Wardrobes are a bit limited in this room so you may have to share with the blue room residents. Lighting is again slightly odd with a single ceiling search light giving an eerie effect in the room. Make up again might be better applied elsewhere. The upstairs bathroom is shared between the Blue and Green bedrooms. It is a good size with a shower over the bath, bidet, toilet and wash basin. Plenty of space for two couples. The primary issue is the toilet which like the one in the master bedroom ensuite didn’t flush properly. Not ideal for a shared bathroom. OUTSIDE SPACE To the front of the property there is a garden like area which is tidy, but mostly given over to weeds. To one side there is an attractive arched iron pergola covered with bougainvillea which covers a compacted earth area where the BBQ lives. Connected to this, the Living Area and the Master bedroom is a tiled internal courtyard. This courtyard has a large oval glass topped table with metal framed and canvas seated chairs for outdoor dining. This is a really nice space and is self contained, so perfect for families The corridor outside the upstairs bedrooms has access to two outside spaces At the front is a long balcony facing onto the street which catches the sun most of the day. Reclining chairs and a table give the sun worshippers a chance to broil and bake to their hearts content. Cushions for the chairs were in the wardrobes in the master bedroom downstairs. At the other end of the corridor, is access to a much larger and more square outside space. This is a lovely secluded social area, covered to keep cool with relaxing chairs to chat and sip a glass of something. Plenty of space for everyone to chill out. During the height of summer this would be a lovely evening spot, but in March is a little chilly. POOL – There is no pool at Villa Papaya which is a shame, but you are only 200m from the sea and local beaches if you fancy a dip. BREAKFAST, DINNER, BAR – This is a self catering villa, so either DIY or go to one of the many, many restaurants or bars close by. ENTERTAINMENT – The villa is not on a holiday complex so there is no hotel entertainment, but as you are in the middle of a town, you don’t need it. But if you really don’t want to go out, there is a TV and CD/radio in the villa.
Visited March 2019
Written March 25, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

tonykyriakides
tonykyriakides
Nicosia, Cyprus1 contribution
This was a great place to stay with family as the villa is spacious , in a quiet area just 100 m from the beach and all amenities around !!!! The house has free internet access and over 30 tv channels, aircondition in all rooms and even a fireplace for the winter !!! It was really clean and the welcome person was very polite!!! As for the price I believe it’s just a bargain!!!! Strongly recommended!!!
Visited April 2018
Written May 6, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Business Travel
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Villa Papaya Residence is located in Limnaria Village housing estate, which is characterized by a quiet neighborhood, while being within walking distance of the sea and main tourist sights and attractions of Kato Paphos. The best beach in the area is just 50m away and can be reached simply by crossing the road. Our guests can also enjoy a relaxing 5 min walk along the beach (on special beach path) to the main tourist areas of Kato Paphos, including the harbour and the Medieval Castle, as well variety of shops and restaurants. At the same time the Kings Avenue mall, as well as Paphos Waterpark, are within walking distance. Our location is one of our top strengths and attractions!
Getting around
Getting around Kato Paphos does not require a car. All main tourist locations of Kato Paphos are located along the beach front, and therefore are easily reached from our premises. If our guests require to visit Central Paphos or other remotely located areas of the city - a convenient bus network allows for easy travel around. Car rental services are located near the property, are affordable, and allow to travel the whole island with ease!
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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