Nicosia A Terrace With A View

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Apartment 10, 3rd Floor, 1A, Achilleos Paraschou, Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus

The Space

The apartment is more than just a place to stay, its the sort of place that will make your stay in Nicosia more memorable.

Its bright, with open spaces and a spacious, decked terrace offers up spectacular views of the Kyrenia mountain range.

The living room has three huge double glazed windows which can slide into the walls. This opens up the space even more by connecting the indoor with the outdoor.

The building itself was built in 1975. The flat underwent a full renovation to make the most of the larger spaces that these older apartments tend to offer.

Enjoy breakfast in the sunshine, an al-fresco barbeque or nights with a glass of wine watching the sun go down.

It has windows which face north, east, south and west making it easy to adjust the light or catch the breeze. The apartment tends to keep cool in the summer months and relatively warm in the winter.

You can get to the center of the old part of town with a 15 minutes walk or a 5 minute drive or cycle.

If you would like some food shopping done, that can be arranged, so when you walk in you can just start enjoying the apartment and Nicosia.

The best way of getting in touch with me is by clicking on the "Contact Me" button, located under my profile picture, and inquiring about availability before trying to Book It.

There is no cleaning fee or an extra charge for more than 1 guests.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the whole apartment and all its facilities / modern conveniences. These include:

Ceramic hob
Extractor fan
Washing machine (max load: 7kg)
Coffee maker
All the utensils needed to cook

1 double room, double bed with Magniflex mattress
1 double room, double bed with mattress
1 single room, single bed with mattress

Toilet (obviously)

1 four seat couch / sofa
1 three seat couch / sofa
1 two seat couch / sofa
50 inch Pioneer TV (full HD)
Xbox 360, a few games, one controller
PS3, a few games, two controllers

1 unit in the living room
1 unit in one of the double bedroom

1 Private parking space
Wi-Fi (6 mbps connection) - can be increased within one month's notice
28 TV channels
Free use of one mountain bike
Vacuum cleaner
Hair Dryer
Barbeque (uses charcoal)
Books & Magazines

Interaction with Guests

I enjoy interacting and spending time with my guests but I am equally happy to respect their privacy during their stay if they prefer.

So far I have not been present at the apartment during any of my guest's stay, the idea is appealing though and sounds like it could be fun. If flat sharing is something your interested in let me know and we can talk about it.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood of Ayios Andreas in Nicosia, formally known as Tophane, is tranquil and contains some of the oldest, largest and most beautiful houses in the capital. The neighborhood is well serviced and most things can be found within a few minutes walk from the apartment.

Ayios Andreas is one of Nicosia's 24 historic neighborhoods that can be found within the walls. In 1923 it was extended to encompass an area outside the walls.

Ayios Andreas was a prestigious neighborhood, where Turkish, Greek and Armenian Cypriots used to coexist together with the Latins. In Turkish Tophane literally means "the cannon’s house" or "arsenal", and the house (called "Castelliotissa"), which the area derived its name from, can still be found in the neighborhood. In September 1945, the Ottoman name of the Tophane neighborhood was changed into Ayios Andreas.

Castelliotissa, which is near the Paphos Gate, was originally a part of the second Royal Palace of the French Lusignan royal dynasty of Cyprus. It was later used as a munitions storage by the Ottomans and that is when the area received the name of Tophane. It continued as a storage site during the period of British rule.

After 1960, there were no Turkish Cypriots living in the neighborhood and the last Turkish name, that of Tophane Mesdjidi Street, where mainly Turkish Cypriots resided, was changed into Granikou Street sometime after 1963.

Getting around

There is bus stop within a 2 minute walk from the apartment that can take you to the city center / the old city in a few minutes.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $427 /week
Monthly Price: $1567 /month
Security Deposit: $142
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Mario went way above and beyond. You can tell he is doing this not as a business but because he loves it, loves meeting and helping people and helping them discover his country. The apartment is really nice, great terrace and view as stated, and conveniently located to old city once we found our way around. Bed was more comfortable than the hotels we stayed in, and good cooking and entertainment facilities. This was a great alternative to a hotel, made better by having our own personal "tour guide" and all around good guy to help us out. Highly recommended!

    March 2014
  • When I booked the apartment I didn't know what to expect, but after coming to Cyprus, Nicosia I realized this was the best place to live I could have imagined. Fully equipped, with two balconies, huge and comfortable rooms and kitchen. Our host - Mario, appeared to be very reliable, communicative and great person with whom I could spend a little time and he always was ready to help. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as a host and this apartment as a place to stay in Cyprus for a while.

    February 2014
  • I had an awesome time while staying at Mario's place. First off, it's in a perfect location close to old town and city center.The apartment is very big and cosy and it has everything what do you want. The area is so quiet but you can walk 3 minutes and find a lot of shop and restaurants .
    View from balcony is amazing also u have place to make bbq or fireplace to chill with your friends. Mario helped us to prepare tradintional cypriots meals and gave a lot of advices about Nicosia . Overall, clean and well equipped apartment with all you could ask for at a great price. The the best landlord who gave us a perfect vacation.

    February 2014
  • My boyfriend and I just loved staying at Mario's place! It's a really nice apartment and it has a very spacious roofterrace with a fantastic view! In the morning we had breakfast there and enjoyed the delicious Cypriotic oranges that Mario had left for us in the fridge. It's also close to the city centre (10 minutes walking distance). Mario is very nice and helpful. You can ask him anything about Nicosia or any other place you want to visit in Cyprus and he'll give you lots of good advice! On the last morning that we were there, Mario took us to a cupcake-place, started up by an entrepreneurial friend of his, where we had the best cupcakes ever! Mario is very easygoing, relaxed and nice. We hope to meet him again one day!

    February 2014
  • We stayed 2 nights in the Flat, location was perfect :safe & green neighborhood not far from the walled city, and we found some nice restaurants at 5 minutes drive from the flat. The appartment was clean, internet connection was good, Mario and his mum are lovely & welcoming people, I totally recommend this place and the terrace is really great!

    October 2013
  • It was a great journey in Nicosia living at Alexis and Mario's flat. It was exactly as described through Airbnb, very comfortable, quite (I couldn't believe how the sorrounding area is extremely silent), thoroughly equipped and with a super terrace. Smily but discrete neighbours completed the picture.
    Most of all, Alexis and Mario are really outstanding guys and nice hosts and were able to welcome me and introduce to Cyprus since the first moment. Hope ot meet again when coming to Nicosia next time!

    October 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    October 2013
  • Alexis and his mother were extraordinarily kind and hospitable. The apartment was lovely - clean and not far from the centre. The kitchen is well equipped with all the basics like cleaning supplies, oil, vinegar and spices along with tools. The light on the terrace in the morning and the window wall in the evenings was great. I'd definitely stay again

    September 2013
  • Wow. Amazing apartment in Nicosia with a spectacular view. Add to that a host who is friendly and a great guy - have fun!

    May 2012
  • Un appartement de 3 chambres pouvant accueillir jusqu'à 5 personnes, spacieux, confortable et très lumineux.
    Dispose de tout l'équipement nécessaire et même plus, pour se sentir comme à la maison (mixeur, blender, bouilloire, machine à café, tupperware, plaques à induction, xbox, playstation, écran éééénorme, wifi, vélo, ascenceur, parking). Air conditionné et chauffage.
    La déco est adorable et très personnelle, on a adoré!!
    Mario est un hôte extrêmement serviable, attentionné et disponible.
    A dix minutes à pied du centre, dans un quartier résidenciel chic et tranquil.
    La terrasse est très grande et l'appartement dispose également d'un balcon plus petit dans les chambres.
    Seul petit défaut, pas assez d'eau chaude dans la douche.

    "A 3 bedroom apartment for up to 5 people, spacious, comfortable, and very bright. Has all the necessary equipment and even
    more to feel at home (mixer, blender, kettle, coffee machine, Tupperware, ceramic hob, xbox, playstation, enormous TV, wifi, bike, lift, parking) . Air conditioning and heating. The decor is lovely and very personal,loved it! Mario is an extremely helpful host, attentive and available. A ten minute walk from the center, in a chic and tranquil residential area. The terrace is very large and the apartment also has a smaller balcony for two of the bedrooms. Only flaw, not enough hot water in the shower."

    February 2014
    Mario & Alex
    Response from Mario & Alex:

    Hi Marine, Thank you for the review and for letting me know about the hot water. I'm sorry that it was insufficient during your stay at the apartment. The apartment uses an electric tank-less water heater which is capable of increasing the temperature of the source water by around 30 degrees Celsius; and it usually generates hot water up to 50 degrees Celsius. On those rare occasions that the temperature in Nicosia drops below 10 degrees Celsius the shower water temperature is affected accordingly. I will be either installing a more powerful electric water heater, a solar panel system or a gas water heating system in the near future, once this has been done I will update the flat's description accordingly.

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My brother Alex and I have been using AirBnB since 2011 and its been a great adventure and service for us. Its lead to meeting many interesting people and seeing some great places along the way. As Alex lives in Hong Kong and I am based in Nicosia most, if not all of your interaction will be with me. What a pleasure : P Im laid back and open, like new experiences, meeting new people and live life one day at a time. I love Cyprus, its the perfect place to go looking for an adventure on a motorbike. With sun in the summer, snow in the winter, beaches, mountains, mouthwatering food, good friends and ice cold beer what else could I ask for? Wanna know more? Just me ...
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