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Unique Eco friendly Stone House with beautiful Pool set in Fragrant garden

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Charming House sleeps 6-8 in 3 double bedrooms en suite with elegant 'Palati'

The House of Achilles has a magnificent 'Palati' which is an elegant and spacious sitting room. The kitchen is fully fitted with full size fridge/freezer, dish/washing machines. The dining area seats 8-10 comfortably. There is a king size traditional brass four poster bed in the master bedroom with en suite: a traditional double brass bed in Xanthus with en suite and a twin bedroom with traditional brass beds with en-suite. All the beds are draped with mosquito nets. A terrace runs the length of the house overlooking the swimming pool and garden which has been planted with fragrant franzipane, jasmine and stephanotis, almond and loquat trees. All furniture, fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality. Hand laundered Cotton linen and towels are provided. There is a small library with up to date novels, maps and guidebooks. The House of Achilles is expertly maintained & managed and is a small family business. Rates quoted are for 6 persons 2 extra guests can be accommodated

The House of Achilles: The House of Achilles is located in the UNESCO World Heritage site village of Khirokitia. It is a Traditional Listed 19th century Stone house that was completely restored in 2006. It is a unique base from which to explore the delights of the island of Cyprus. Set in its own fragrant garden with a terrace running the length of the swimming pool,it is a peaceful and tranquil retreat from the modern world. The house has three double bedrooms with their own bathrooms, a magnificent 'Palati' : a vaulted room which is an elegant and gracious sitting room. An open plan fully fitted kitchen and dining room which will seat 8-10. Cots and highchairs are available. The house can be rented as a whole or it can be split into 2 self contained units. The House of Achilles is furnished and maintained to the highest standards. Fixtures and fittings are of the best quality. Linen and towels are provided. Prices quoted are for 6 guests but extra guests can be accommodated.

The village of Khirokitia is the cradle of civilisation in the levant. It is the site of the 1952 excavation that unearthed a 7000BC Neolithic site that is still the most important archaeological dig in Cyprus. The House of Achilles is situated on the edge of the village along a private road. Khirokitia is a 25 minute drive from Larnaca International Airport. The family friendly Blue Flag Governor's Beach is a 10 minute drive away . There are nature walks from the front door of the property. Khirokitia is a working village with approximately 500 inhabitants. Many of whom tend the Olive and citrus groves. Haloumi cheese is still made in the village and there is an olive press for the oil. Khirokitia has a Bank, 2 small grocery stores and a coffee shop within a 2 minute walk of the house. The valley below the house was the site of a Mameluk raid in the 15th century: Venetian& Lusignian ruins are still visible. An abundance of flora and fauna. A Birdwatchers paradise

Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol are equidistant from The House of Achilles and are about a 25 minute drive away. Water sports, restaurants and clubs are easily accessible at Limassol. The skiing resorts of Troodos are a 70 minute drive. It is possible in the winter to swim in the pool or sea and ski on Troodos on the same day. The House of Achilles is a unique house with all modern day comforts in a peaceful and tranquil setting. From October 2014 Internet Available at The House of Achilles

More Details

Owner
Rosanna Achilleos-Sarll
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

In the beginning of May we stayed in your lovely House of Achilles. We had a perfect time!
May 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Choirokoitia in Larnaca District

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower
  • High quality bathroom fixtures and fittings. Heated towel rails and shaver sockets. Fitted cupboards and large mirrors and Grohe showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Xanthus - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite
    Balius Double - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , en suite
    Balius Twin - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , en suite
  • All three bedrooms are en-suite and have air-conditioning and central heating. They have traditional brass beds, fitted wardrobes, high quality mattresses, linen, and mosquito nets. Balius Double has a king size four poster bed. Xanthus has a traditional brass double bed. Balius Twin has two traditional brass beds. All the bathrooms have heated towel rails, shaver sockets fitted cupboards and high quality Grohe showers. Prices quoted are for 6 persons but extra guests can be accommodated at a small extra daily charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The House of Achilles is extremely well equipped and excellently situated for a family holiday. The house is ideal as it is large enough to give everyone their own space. The swimming pool is beautifully set in the garden and from it you can see the mountains of the Troodos range. The weather in Cyprus is 360 days of sunshine a year so you can rely on having glorious blue skies and sunshine. Step outside the gates of the house and within minutes you are in the village square. Drink a coffee at the traditional coffee shop and book a souflakia meal while you are there then come back in the evening to enjoy it with the villagers. Within 10 minutes you can be on Governor's Beach swimming in the clear water. Perhaps you may see a kingfisher or a wading bird which will have flown in from Africa drinking and eating on the shore. Stay until the sun goes down and eat octopus or swid while the sun sets. Go back to the House of Achilles to experience its timeless pleasures.

Reviews

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Unique Eco friendly Stone House with beautiful Pool set in Fragrant garden
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews
5

nice village house, superclean

  • 5 of 5

just as advertised, a very nice house in a village of central cyprus. well-kept and superclean. thanks to host nicholas for the food in the fridge on the first night and for looking after us (from a comforting distance). big rooms, very nicely decorated, good kitchen with everything in. and in November you can even harvest some almonds...

thanks again and all the best,

Andreas for the 4-men-group

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo Uwe, Andreas and two friends, Thank you for the lovely review. You were perfect guests. Despite arriving in the rain on the first evening you kept up your spirits and Nicholas found you all reclining by the pool the next morning enjoying the sun and very cheerful. You left the house clean and tidy so a big thank you for that. Nicholas said you all looked to be well rested and content as you made your adieus. Come back and see the Almond tree in blossom in the spring. With Best Wishes Rosanna and Nicholas
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5

Wonderful traditional village house

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the House of Achilles. It is a beautiful traditional house set in a lovely village. There are a few local shops in the village and a great bar in the square where we went for a Cypriot coffee every evening. Khirokitia is perfectly placed for visits to the coast, towns and places of interest. We headed into the Troodos mountains using very local windy roads, stopping at local village bars for coffee, where the owners would pull up chair and talk to us. We also had a trip to Nicosia, which is fascinating. To satisfy two teenage boys wishes we took them to Waterworld which was extremely popular as were the sandy beaches beyond Larnaca and a trip to Kolossi castle.

I think The House of Achilles is unbeatable and I am so glad that I came across it. We can't wait for a return trip to visit more fascinating places and relax by the pool. Thank you Nicolas for looking after us so well.

The Young family, Dorset

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily and Philip for such a lovely review. It is always a relief to know that guests have enjoyed themselves and like staying at the house. Although you were only on the island for a week you really seem to have entered into the spirit of the country and got the best out of it. The yogis say that the smile that you send out returns to you and it was with that spirit that you all approached your holiday so that you got the best out of Cyprus and it the best out of you. That said, Cyprus off the beaten track is still a mysterious and exciting place so I do hope that you will come back and have more time to explore. For our part you were a delightful family, gregarious and interesting who left the house beautifully clean and tidy. Have a good winter and see you sometime again in the future. Rosanna & Nicholas
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful house in Cyprus :) it was perfect stay

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick's Response So pleased they appreciated The House of Achilles: a vibrant happy beautiful young family and a pleasure to meet. Rosanna's Response A lovely family who enjoyed staying at The House of Achilles. Happy to welcome them back anytime.
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Stuff that dreams are made on!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Xanthus, so a part of the House of Achilles and loved it. The accomodation is very homely, spacious, beautifully designed and well managed. The village is also very charming and centrally located to make excursions all over Cyprus. This house deserves a recommendation as the owner and manager pursue many quality efforts to make this place a joy for visitors, so you feel invited to reside here as if it where your own property! Tnx Rosanna & Nick

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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had a splendid time at the house of achilles

  • 5 of 5

We (6 adults and an infant) had a great time staying at the "House of Achilles". The house is very well maintained, all details thought through which enables guests to feel very comfortably at home. Nicks availability rest assured any requests we had were immediately answered.

I recommend anyone who looks for a quiet country side accommodation in very high class to stay at the beautiful House of Achilles.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review. We are very pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at The House of Achilles. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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Wonderful stay in Cyprus

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at House of Achilles was perfect! The house, location, village and hospitality of Nicholas were fantastic. We absolutely loved the house and it was great to come back in the evening for nice refreshing dip in the pool. We wished we had more time for our stay and hope to come back. I would highly recommend this house and area for an amazing experience in Cyprus. Thank you so much for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Nicholas and I are always really pleased when our guests have a good holiday at The House of Achilles. We both love the old house which was built by our ancestors (not the pool) and are delighted when others do as well. We work hard to keep the house, the garden and the pool pristine. Khirokitia is indeed an excellent base from which to see the whole of the island of Cyprus and we hope to welcome you all back in the future. In the meantime, we will endeavour to keep the magic and essence of Cyprus alive in our very small way.
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Larnaca
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Rainbow
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Limassol
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nicosia-Limassol
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nostos
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Troodos
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Governor's Beach (Blue Flag)
Car: recommended

Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Village of Khirokitia. 25 minutes from Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca International Airport. 10 Minutes from the Blue Flag Family friendly Governor's Beach. The 7000 BC Neolithic site, 15th Century Venetian and Lusignian ruins and a 9th Century Byzantine church within walking distance. Nearby nature trails through olive and citrus groves and ancient camel trails. Bird watching and wild flowers in spring and autumn, butterflies and wild life abound. Summer Water sports and Winter snow sports within 10-15 minutes drive. Perfect for Cycling .The Village of Khirokitia has a bank, 2 grocery stores and a traditional coffee shop. The fishing village of Zygi with its tiny harbour and fish tavernas is 15 minutes away. The mountain villages beyond Khirokitia are full of architectural gems. Olive Oil, citrus and haloumi cheese are produced in the village. All that Cyprus offers is accessible from this unique and characterful house.

Other Activities: Olive Oil pressing and cheese making

Ski: The ski resorts of Troodos are a tremendous beautiful and unspoilt place to ski or to learn to ski. Perfect for kids or for adults with more experience.Skiing lessons are very inexpensive and all the equipment you need can be hired on the spot from the Ski Club premises in Troodos. Forget the crowded slopes of more famous ski spots, Troodos is a magical place in the winter. The pine forests from January - March are magnificent with fairy tale scenes of forest and snow. In between powdery flurries the sun never fails to shine. One of the best kept secrets of the world.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Choirokoitia, Cyprus

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
All Year
16 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,235
for 7 nights
£1,235
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,102
for 7 nights
£1,102
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

400 Euro non returnable security deposit payable on booking.

The House of Achilles sleeps 2-8. The price quoted will vary according to number of guests

Additional charge applies for central heating/air conditioning

50% cancellation fee will be invoiced for cancellations received 29-7 days prior to arrival date

100% cancellation fee for cancellations received from 6-0 days prior to arrival date

A non returnable Euro 400 Deposit for each week booked is paid to secure a reservation. The balance is then requested three weeks before the start of the holiday to be paid in advance by Bank Transfer or after arrival in cash.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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