FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Before clicking to book any holiday rental online, use our checklist:

 1 Can you pay by secure card portal?  Cards 1.42% +20p (to card processor) or free bank transfer.

 2 Is there a contact landline number?  +44 (0) 1923 853113.

 3 Right-click on an image > search Google for image. Make sure there are no rogue listings. 

 4 If you've found the property on a listing site, Google the property name, location and tagline to search for an owner's website - indicating time and effort invested in their business. Booking directly is usually at the best rates too. Check the domain registration.  Nikki registered pissouribay.com in 2006.

 5 Is the owner active on social media?  We're on , , , and .

 6 Is the owner knowledgeable about the local area?  Feel free to ask questions.

 7 Read guest comments, bearing in mind that online reviews on and are particularly helpful as they are posted directly.  We have guest feedback dating back to 2006, and recently started collecting online reviews.

Alarm bells:

Scammers lift copy and photos from legitimate sites, then put their listings at the top of searches by paying Google, Bing and Yahoo. Look for the giveaway Ad label next to search results.

Be careful if the only payment option is bank transfer, and avoid anywhere asking for payment by Western Union.

Be suspicious if the price is too good to be true, especially if you're offered discounts to pay in one go.
Whether it's a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, reunion, family celebration or another occasion, we are always delighted to learn that our guests are celebrating a landmark during their stay, and do our utmost to help with the planning.

For example we can recommend special restaurants, and suggest places to go for spa and beauty treatments, celebration cakes and floral displays. If you have something in mind, please let us know - we'd be only too happy to help.
The welcome pack enables you to make a cuppa and have a snack or breakfast before you can get to the shops. It includes: local Xynisteri white wine, bread, milk, Flora, water, eggs, tea/coffee/sugar sachets, toilet rolls.

In addition we keep a stock of consumables which are topped up on our visits. We ask guests to replace items as they run low (no guarantees): washing powder, fabric conditioner, anti-calc, cleaning products, dishwasher powder/tabs, dishwasher salt, rinse aid, washing up liquid, hand wash, foil, cling film, freezer bags, condiments, spices, olive oil, vinegar.
That really depends what type of holiday you're after...

Pissouri Bay has a small supermarket, 2 minimarkets, lots of restaurants, plus the wonderful beach within a short walk. There's a much larger Papantoniou supermarket and more amenities in Pissouri village a 5 minute drive away by taxi or shuttle bus.

To explore further, you would need a car, which you could pick up at the airport, or hire locally for part of your stay. More info: Maps page Travel info

If your flight is to Larnaca, it may be more cost effective to hire a car, rather than pay for taxi transfers.
Arriving at Paphos airport, we advise you to pre-book a Pissouri taxi, rather than rely on one from the airport rank. Our preferred options are Loucas Theodosiou or John Pangeras who both offer regular Mercedes cars and 7-seaters, depending on how many are in your party. Their contact details: Travel info

A regular taxi from PFO is €40-€45 (day/night).
A taxi between the bay and village is normally €10 each way.
We have had happy guests with children of all ages, so we'd say yes, although it is important that they are supervised around the pool. The garden is safely enclosed by hedges and gates.

Little ones: high chair, travel cot, stick blender, microwave, plastic dishes and cutlery, access to UK TV including CBeebies, the family bathroom has a bath.

Children: cushions to add to the dining chairs, DVDs, board and garden family games, colouring pencils and sketch book, pool inflatables and noodles.

You should be aware there is only a partial hand rail on the stairs, and the pool is not fenced.
Yes, of course. Janne, our manager, will be happy to liaise and arrange that with you directly. This consists of a linen / towel change, beds remade, floors swept and mopped, bins emptied, light dusting. (Additional cost, payable locally).
No problem at all. Rather than offer a meet-and-greet when it's difficult to predict arrival times, your villa keys will be waiting for you in the key safe. Just don't forget to bring the code that we send you. One tip is to have everyone enter it into their phones, just in case.
When your flight leaves late in the day, we will try to offer a late checkout, although this depends on our next arrivals and our housekeeper's schedule.

If we have same day arrivals, a late checkout will not be possible, as we need to allow time for the changeover.

We have assembled several suggestions to help you spend your last day comfortably - just ask.
With an average of 3300-3500 sunshine hours on 326 sunny days per year, Cyprus enjoys the warmest climate of all the Mediterranean EU countries. Temperatures tend to be around 5-10ºC hotter than the UK year round. There is very little rain between May and mid October.

Monthly average air temps: Mar 21ºC | Apr 24ºC | May 25ºC | Jun 29ºC | Jul 31ºC | Aug 32ºC | Sep 29ºC | Oct 27ºC | Nov 23ºC

Monthly average sea temps: Mar 17ºC | Apr 20ºC | May 22ºC | Jun 24ºC | Jul 26ºC | Aug 27ºC | Sep 27ºC | Oct 25ºC | Nov 22ºC

If you are visiting in spring or autumn, we suggest bringing a few warmer items for the evenings as it can get a little chilly after sunset.
Please either contact us or our local manager Janne.

If it's a problem with the villa, we will try to resolve it as soon as possible during your stay, so that you are inconvenienced as little as possible. Even if this is something that doesn't bother you too much, please tell us straight away to enable us to organise a fix for the next guests. Waiting until you get home before telling us doesn't give us the chance to put it right for you.

For medical matters, we have advice on the guest-only section of the website, also in the printed villa handbook.

Please don't worry about the odd plate or glass - we have a stock of spares. If it's something more significant, we ask that you let us know before the changeover, so that we can organise a replacement.

In the worst case scenario - for example a disaster where you were unable to stay in the villa - we have specialist insurance which would cover alternative accommodation.
Sorry, no. We are really strict about our no smoking policy.
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