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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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A truly unique off grid location - in a remote Cypriot settlement called Sterakovou which the locals call Sterako (only six residential farm houses), on a lower mountain terrain with amazing views, overlooking expansive sea view and extensive views of countryside and mountains. A rustic, rural and tranquil remote location, set in large private grounds of olive and other fruit trees, with swimming pool.

The space

Being off grid, we get our electricity from the sun through 3 sets of tracking solar panels and water from a bore hole.
A good location for artists, photographers, hikers, walkers, ramblers, campers, mountain bikers, yoga retreaters, star gazers, bird and nature lovers (also nearby private donkey sanctuary), historians and anyone wanting to see the true Cyprus. A great location to de-stress and unwind.
On booking we will email you a pictorial direction sheet to our farm, as there are no road names/signs.

Guest access

Use of sun lounge, all patios with guests free to roam grounds and local area. Use of swimming pool. Those booking during the coldest days may join us in our winter lounge with our traditional stone - log burning fire place. Additional option of hiring our activity studio per hour (for your own yoga etc), or with further payment, to have dance tuition by your qualified host!

Interaction with guests

Your informative hosts are able to give you directions and advice in order to give you the holiday experience you seek, with as little, or as much contact with you as you desire, acknowledging those who wish to socialise, and those who prefer to be more isolated in their experience. Let us know which you are!

Other things to note

Price includes a breakfast at a time to suit our guests (up until 10 am), of toast with jam or marmalade, with a choice of tea or coffee.
Accommodation : Use of shared shower room only (no bath) Note: there was no option to note this in prior tick box section. No air conditioning (standing fan available on request). Only heating is open fire in winter lounge during coldest weather. This is a non smoking accommodation.

Amenities
Wireless Internet
Breakfast
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 6PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- No front door keys provided, therefore if guests will not be returning prior to 11 pm, we ask that they make arrangements with us.
- No responsibility is taken in any form by the hosts under any circumstances.
- The booking is for a maximum of two persons, with 2 breakfasts.
- Kitchen is not available for guests to use.
- The pool closes at sundown for your safety.
- The use of sun lounge is until 10 pm
- Check out is by 12 noon.

Cancellations
Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Stewart User Profile
October 2017
I cannot praise and recommend Dawn and Mike's beautiful home highly enough. It is beautiful, in the most beautiful location and views that take your breath away. I booked to stay at the retreat to get away and relax for a week and it certainly didn't disappoint. Added to Dawn and Mike's amazing hospitality, it was the perfect stay and if you're looking for something similar, don't hesitate! You won't be disappointed!
Dawn And Mike User Profile
Response from Dawn And Mike:
There are good guests, there are great guests.....and after that, there is Stew! Stew is everything that makes a perfect guest. We enjoyed spending time together. (Mike misses watching football with his new friend). We would thoroughly recommend Stew as a guest, and would accept further bookings without hesitation.
October 2017

Michał User Profile
October 2017
Dawn and Mike are really peaceful, patient and friendly hosts. Their house has everything you need to relax and calm down and even more- beautiful swimming pool, sunbeds, silence and amazing view. But most of all interesting people who want to share their time and interests with you (if you want). The house itself is equipped in a simple but quite comfortable way.
Dawn And Mike User Profile
Response from Dawn And Mike:
We would have appreciated being asked, or at least notified, that instead of arriving at our check in time (2 - 6pm) they went instead to have an evening meal, arriving after 9pm. That being said, there were no other issues and they were good guests and would welcome them back again.
October 2017

Kotryna User Profile
September 2017
We loved staying at the farm as we felt at home there! Our favourites were the wonderful swimming pool, the pommegranates from the garden, and the goats passing by every morning. Together with Dawn and Mike we did star gazing with binoculars, lots of chatting on interesting topics and watching the spectacular sunsets. They were really friendly and gave us useful information about things to see in Cyprus.
Dawn And Mike User Profile
Response from Dawn And Mike:
Kotryna and Julius = perfect guests! (highly recommended to other hosts). They are very friendly, polite and a sociable couple. We enjoyed hosting and spending time with this lovely couple. We were honoured that they chose our rural retreat for their Honeymoon and wish them all the best for their future together.
September 2017

Antanas User Profile
September 2017
We had a great time at Dawn and Mike' place. It's just perfect to see another Cyprus. Highly roccomended!
Dawn And Mike User Profile
Response from Dawn And Mike:
We enjoyed a wonderful evening with Antanas and Agnes. Such a shame they had such a short stay. We hope to see them again and enjoyed hearing about their Airbnb hosting. Highly recommend them to other hosts in all respects.
September 2017

Vytautas User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at this place was nothing short of amazing. I loved the big and beautiful garden, the swimming pool and the spectacular view that you just can't get used to. We had a great time with Mike and Dawn and would absolutely recomend to stay with them. I would note that it's better to stay here if you have a car because it might be a bit tricky to get there without one, but if you have the opportunity you absolutley must try this place.
Dawn And Mike User Profile
Response from Dawn And Mike:
Vytautas and Sonata made a lovely couple! We enjoyed our time with them and the good conversation. They were very polite and left the room very clean. They were great guests and would defiantly recommend them to other hosts, and thank them for the lovely words in our guest book. So pleased they got engaged when we were their hosts and wish them every good wish for their future together.
August 2017

Barock User Profile
August 2017
Mike and Dawn are a great couple,we shared few storys about life and they were amazing.the farm is great,specially the garden with a beautifull view.The fauna is great but we didn't seen a camelion at the farm,eventually we see one on the road home.Thank you Mike and Dawn for the kuality time.take care
Dawn And Mike User Profile
Response from Dawn And Mike:
Both were friendly and sociable. Of their own admittance, we do recommend that in the future they take time to read all house rules/restrictions/directions to location. However, that said, we would be happy to host them again and thank them for the gift and the lovely comments written in our guest book. Also, of their own accord, they offered to pay for an item that accidentally got broken and we thank them for that.
August 2017

René User Profile
July 2017
Nice place with superpool and view on big garden and the sea. Dawn and Mike recieve you in a perfect way. The way to the property is a adventurous with bumps. But a beer on the big terras compensates perfectly
Dawn And Mike User Profile
Response from Dawn And Mike:
Thanks for the feedback. A road in this beautiful location would become a magnet for hotels , housing etc to be built, which would no longer mean we have our remote, quiet area and would loose our scenic views. We make it very clear in our description and also by sending our pictorial directions as to the drive up, always emphasising we are remote and not suitable for low cars, nor people with mobility problems (and ideal for hikers, mountain bikers etc). It is for those seeking the true Cyprus experience, with our price reflecting the track to our location. We know you (and everyone else) find the track well worth the slight inconvenience of a non made up road, and as you say, the beer awaiting you and the price, which is amazing value considering also use of private pool. We hope to see you in the future. Thank you for the lovely comments in our guest book.
July 2017

Joined in December 2016
Dawn And Mike User Profile

Very welcoming , helpful and accommodating hosts, living the Cyprus dream. Enjoy meeting like minded people, who like to escape from the norm. We like to make everyone feel as relaxed and as at home as we feel, and help people discover the true Cyprus.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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