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2-bed 2-bath luxury apartment with Shared Pool, A/C, Wifi



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Apartment in Oroklini, Larnaca, Cyprus - Fully equipped kitchen, linen + towels provided

This privately owned high quality 2-double bed, 2-bath relaxing penthouse apartment with shared large pool is equipped to a high standard and located in the charming village of Oroklini, on the east side of Larnaca (i.e. far from airport noise) and only 40 minutes from Nicosia.

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  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I work for myself running my own consultancy company, Sapienta Economics Ltd. My main clients right now are the Economist Intelligence Unit (sister of Economist magazine) and the United Nations "good offices" mission. I have been living and working in Nicosia since 2002. This is the only property I rent and I visit it regularly to give it a lick of paint, replace broken glasses and generally make sure that it remains up to the high standard that guests expect. I haven't loaded a photo of myself because of the scare stories about ID theft!

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Your apartment was great, thank you. It was clean, comfortable and spacious and the pool was great. We met lots of nice people'. Julia and Matthew Crowder, August 2008.

‘June and I really liked the apartment - it was ideal. We would be pleased to recommend your apartment - it was clean, spacious, with all possible amenities. We hope to come back next year at some point. I forgot to mention the pool, which was also much appreciated!’ From Martin and June Jackson who stayed in July 2007. To date all guests have ticked excellent or good when describing the amenities in the agent's feedback form.
Mar 2007
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


The best apartment in the block!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is one of the best in the block - it is on the 2nd (last) floor with a great view on the village, valley and sea. You will have a huge terrace where you can do a barbecue (all equipment is there) or just see on the sofa and enjoy the sea view. The flat is facing the pool by the way, too. The block of flats has a very big parking - very convenient, too.

The kitchen is fully equipped - big fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, toaster, all the dishware and enough cookware. So, if you plan a long stay, cooking will be no problem at all. The bedrooms are cosy and have huge wardrobes with a billion of hangers (not very often found in hotels for example). The living room is very spacious and has a very nice area with a comfortable sofa and a TV. Internet is a broad band one, which is also a great advantage.

In Oroklini you will find a supermarket, several smaller shops and a couple butcheries and fantastic bakeries. Oroklini is very well located itself - 10 mins drive from Larnaca, 20 mins drive from the airport, 30 mins drive to the beautiful beaches of Agia Napa and Protaras.

The owner was always available, very responsive and helpful whatever our question or issue was.

The only drawback (in winter) is that the apartment is not on a sunny side and it could be quite chilly during winter months. To get it warm you will have to spend a lot on the electricity or just have proper clothes in your luggage. In summer I guess this is an advantage as you will spend less on the air conditioning.

I would stay here again without no doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Choice

  • 5 of 5

The flat was incredibly well equipped (even an ice-dispensing freezer!) and in a nice block around a pool. We found the village of Oroklini much nicer than the part by the beach, but the sea could be walked to in about 40 minutes if required. Loved the local tavernas, the salt lake with flamingo and the nice walk up the hill behind the apartment

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked it. I try to make it a home from home. There is nothing worse than a self-catering place to find there is barely a cup in the cupboard, let alone no bottle-openers etc.
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From the Owner

I find downtown Larnaca to be the most charming town in Cyprus and I liked Oroklini for its traditional feel. I bought the apartment itself because of the high quality of finish and the large pool.

Activity and Interests


The closest beach approved by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation is 3 kilometres (2 miles) away. Hotel beaches, which can be used for a small fee, are even closer on the same road (Dhekelia Road). For other good, sandy beaches go east towards Paralimni. There is also a beach in front of the promenade in Larnaca.


Larnaca airport around 15-20 minutes' drive away. Driving is on the left, as in the UK. Over-70s car hire is offered by Sixt and possibly other firms (Avis, Astra, Hertz, Petsas). Paphos airport: about 1.0 - 1.5 hour's drive. Car hire strongly recommended as buses come once every few hours and stop by 6pm.


Oroklini village 5-10 minute walk, Larnaca town promenade: 10-15 minute drive, Limassol (Lemesos): 40 minute drive, Nicosia (Lefkosia) capital: 45 minute drive, Paphos 60 minute drive. Northern Cyprus: about 30 minutes via Dhekelia road, Pyla or Dhekelia base (bring your passport and money for extra insurance). See 'Further details' section.

Further Details:

English is widely spoken and often to a very high standard. Cyprus uses UK-style three-pin plugs. National currency is the euro. Cyprus is generally a safe place to visit with a low crime rate. Travelling to northern Cyprus. The northern part of Cyprus (Greek Cypriot description: 'Turkish-occupied areas'; Turkish Cypriot description: 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus'; EU description: 'area not under the effective control of the government of the Republic of Cyprus; neutral version: 'the north/northern Cyprus') is as safe for travel as the south but we aware that a) the speed cameras actually work and b) you are liable to arrest by the Turkish army if take photos around military areas, which includes the abandoned beach town of Varosha/Marash. English is less widely spoken than in the south though most young people speak a little. The Turkish Cypriots allow rental cars from the south to cross but you will have to buy additional 3-day insurance that may only cover you for third party damage. Also the rental company in the south is unlikely to cover you for travel in the north, as they don't recognize each other's authorities. In other words, you take rental cars north at your own risk. You can reach the north via several crossing points. The most straightforward is to take the car on the Dhekelia road (the beach road) and keep going straight. Follow signs to Famagusta until you come across Turkish flags, at which point you show your passport and pay additional insurance. You can also cross by car via Pyla, Dhekelia garrison and in Nicosia via the Ayios Dhometios road. You can cross by foot at both Ledra Street and Ledra Palace in Nicosia. In all cases you will need your passport. They will not stamp it (the TRNC is not internationally recognized) but will stamp a piece of paper instead.


Rental rates

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1 Sep 2016 - 15 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Credit card payments are now possible via PayPal. Payment by PayPal, cheque or bank transfer: 50% to secure booking; the remaining 50% six weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. Normal 'check out' time is 11am but can be flexible at less busy times of year.

Notes on prices:
In sterling: Sep-May GBP 55 per night. Jul-Aug GBP 65 per night.
In euros: Sep-May EUR 70per night. Jul-Aug EUR 80 per night.
Credit cards accepted. Payments in sterling or euro are accepted.

PayPal or bank transfer, euro or sterling, 50% in advance to secure booking, remaining 50% 6 weeks before arrival.

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From the Owner

Unlike many properties this apartment is equipped to a high standard with all the cutlery, crockery, even salt and pepper you might need for your stay. Broken or worn out equipment is regularly replaced to ensure that you enjoy the highest standards during your stay. New, quieter, 'inverter' air-conditioning units made by GREE (supplier to Daikin) were installed in August 2010. The apartment is professionally managed by a locally based company so that if there are any problems your needs will be immediately attended to. In the past four years I have always had repeat visitors (and that doesn't just include family!)

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • restaurants

Floor Area

  • 85 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with power shower, toilet and basin. Main bathroom with bath/power shower, toilet and basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, en-suite bathroom and inverter air conditioning. Bedroom 2 with double bed and inverter air conditioning. Also an inflatable double bed and a foldable single bed.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Free WiFi via 4MB DSL (Cyta). Air-conditioning units are high quality inverter models and are twin mode, i.e. they can be set to heat in winter. There is also a convection heater. Outside: Shared swimming pool (1.5m at deepest, 1.0m at shallowest), regularly cleaned, with sun-loungers. Dimensions of pool unknown but much larger than most in the area. Note that pool is unsupervised therefore at user's risk. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Standard service includes full pre-arrival clean and preparation for arrival. Mid-let clean and laundry change available as extras on request. Other: Large balcony with two sun-loungers, four chairs, a table and a coal-fired barbecue.

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