Just returned from 2 glorious weeks at Summer Cottage and as everything stated by previous visitors is absolutely spot on I shan't waste time repeating it all, suffice to say that totally agree the photos really do not do this place justice. Fixtures, fittings and furnishings all of a very high standard. Stella has exquisite taste!
We chose this particular Villa as it was described as being suitable for wheelchair users and it was a delight to discover that yes, it was! Some properties/Hotels described as being suitable for wheelchair users are often misleading. Yes, there may be a ramp for initial access into the property but after that very little suitable.
All rooms in Summer Cottage were very spacious. Huge kitchen/Diner, Master Bedroom with En-Suite Wet-room was fantastic. Loads of space all around bed, large wardrobes with lower level railings and plenty of hangers. All doors are wider than the norm and NO steps anywhere except a small one on entry to the property. Outside, the area around the pool was vast and very smooth. Entry in/out of pool was easy using the Roman steps and handrail.
Stella & Bob live in the adjoining property and were always on hand should you need them. They were never intrusive and you really wouldn't know they were there at all. They are the only couple living near the Villa and total privacy is definitely guaranteed. They are genuinely committed to making sure your holiday is perfect in every way. At the end of the 2 weeks they asked me if I could suggest anything that could be improved upon to make the property even more suitable for disabled guests. It was decided that the provision of a Shower Chair would be beneficial and this is something that Stella & Bob are definitely considering.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to fellow wheelchair users. A delightful spot for relaxing both for the wheelchair user and their spouse/partner.
Thank you Stella & Bob, a pleasure to meet you both.
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Having taken note of all the reviews, I was looking forward to spending a week at Summer Cottage. I cannot say what a pleasure it was to stay at the property, which really is like home from home. Stella and Bob have really thought of everything to ensure their guests are looked after, providing superb service from beginning to end. They really made us welcome and whilst were not intrusive in any way, were on hand to help us make the most of our visit.
The property is extremely well furnished, equipped (even having crystal wine glasses and a very posh wine bottle opener!!) and very functional, the best self catering property I've stayed in by far. Keep up the good work guys, we'll definately be back very soon.
Another great stay (3 weeks) still not long enough. Everything superb as usual . Really nice having Stella and Bob close by now to answer any questions and you have got it so right Stella and Bob you don't intrude in any way at all but you are on hand for any needs.
We can't wait to return again later in the year to your lovely home from home bungalow .
If you read this and don't visit Summer Cottage you really don't know what your missing .
Thanks again for everything.
From a selfish point of view I don't know I should be writing this as if too many people get to know we will have less chance of returning soon! What can I say that hasn't been Said. Stella and Bob have thought of everything . We had two great weeks at Summer Cottage . It was all you imagine of a holiday villa and more . Not even a small criticism. Thank you Stella & Bob for letting us have a super holiday in your beautiful bungalow . Be back soon we hope. Polemi is a lovely village , very friendly with all you need bad a couple of great traditional Tavernas too!
Just landed back from Summer Cottage this morning and I have to say, it is definitely the best villa I have ever rented and we have stayed in villas in Florida which are renowned for their cleanliness and amenities.
Bob and Stella met us at the airport which was a lovely touch as it takes away the initial stress of arriving in a foreign country, in the dark and not knowing where you are going. We were provided with a free 'welcome pack' which turned to be be more like half a weeks shopping. A far cry from your standard tea, coffee, milk & bread!
The villa itself is decorated to a really high standard and possesses everything you could possible ask for. Any budding chefs out there thinking of booking, Stella's kitchen is better equipt than most commercial kitchens!
Beds are really comfortable,plenty of clothes hanging space and the outside area around the pool is fantastic. Perfect for a lazy day sunbathing or al fresco dining.
Car hire is essential. The villa is situated in Polemi which is about a 30 minute drive from the airport. Paphos and Coral Bay are also around 30-40 mins drive away but are easy to find and most places are well sign posted.
There are a couple of local Tavernas in Polemi which are worth a visit. The Olive Tree is the nearest to the villa and serves the best pork chop. Portion sizes are huge, wine is tasty and good value and its only about a 5 minute drive.
Bottom line, I would recommend Summer Cottage to anyone who wants to visit Cyprus and actually SEE Cyprus rather than staying for 7 days all inclusive on a resort that is the same as any resort in Europe! Bob and Stella are fantastic hosts who make your holiday hassle free. They are contactable throughout your entire stay for advice and help if needed and even provide you with a pre paid local mobile with their personal mobiles on, local hospital and emergency numbers just in case.
We've had a fantastic holiday...thanks to Bob and Stella for all of your help and kindness and we will definitely book Summer Cottage next time we vacation in Cyprus.