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2013 Rates for 2014 -Large Luxury 4 Bedroom Detached Villa with Own Pool

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House and mountains

House and mountains Habibi House from cul-de-sac Pool from path Pool and house Five finger mountain range from garden Sitting room Kitchen Dining area through to sitting room Dining table August front garden Path to house Habibi House through the olive grove BBQ area Side garden Side garden and mountains from kitchen terrace Terrace and pool (10x5 metres) Road to Esentepe One of four double bedrooms House and veranda from pool Double bedroom - two singles Looking at Habibi House from edge of village Panhandle beach in the evening View from kitchen balcony evening

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Last updated: 04/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Catalkoy house description

2013 prices held for 2014- Habibi House: This house, built in 2005, stands at the eastern edge of the character-full Turkish Cypriot village of Catalkoy. Accommodation for eight people is spacious and light and the house has been tastefully, yet comfortably furnished. All the furnishings are co-ordinated and give the house an easy, relaxed atmosphere and elegance. Every room has windows on two sides with one leading to either a balcony or terrace in nearly every case. Floors are tiled throughout. The sitting room has comfortable sofas and opens out onto a dining terrace overlooking the pool. There is a large landscaped garden area. The house is ideal for a family or two to relax by the pool, enjoy the local surroundings, or to explore the area, with Girne (Kyrenia) and the famous cultural monastery village of Bellapais nearby, crusader castles in the mountains and the many quiet little bays along the coast for fishing, bathing, boating and diving.


Flights, taxis and car hire: Flights are available into Ercan airport in the North and Larnaca airport in the South. Ercan is about 20 miles away and Larnaca about 50 miles. If you choose to fly into Larnaca or Ercan, a taxi can easily be arranged on line to bring you to Northern Cyprus. We can recommend a good car hire company also.

More than 80 flights per week arrive at North Cyprus airport Ercan during the summer. There are 15 flights from 3 UK airports ; Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow. Most of them arrive in the evening.
Turkish Airlines fly to Ercan with stop-overs in Turkey.

Gulf/Cyprus Air, British Airways, Helios and many other airlines fly to Larnaca.

Payment and Cancellation: Payment: 30% is payable on booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Cancellation charges: 8 weeks or more in advance - Deposit forfeited. 55 to 29 days in advance - 60%. Up to 28 days in advance - 100%. You are advised to insure against cancellation. There is also a 200 pound security deposit against breakages and damage payable in advance and returnable once property is vacated. Other terms and conditions will apply as notified by owners by e mail in course of booking.

Property Type

  • House
  • 180 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Car Available

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Considered
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Extra facilities include: built in barbecue, iron and ironing board, sunloungers and shades, hairdryer, bath towels and hand towels, bed linen changed weekly, welcome pack, taxi to and from the airport can be arranged at supplementary cost....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television
                  • Radio
                  • Audio Tape Player

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Luxury

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Attractions

                      • Ruins
                      • Marina
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Forests
                      • Restaurants
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Museums
                      • Water Parks
                      • Coin Laundry
                      • Churches
                      • Bay/Sound

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Beachcombing

                      local services and businesses

                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hospital
                      • ATM/Bank

                      Location Type

                      • Near The Ocean
                      • Village
                      • Mountain

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Paragliding
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Cycling
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Hiking

                      Arrival Day

                          • Saturday

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                              Dining

                              • Dining Area
                              • Dining:

                                Seating for 8 around large table. Child's highchair can be organised upon request....moreless

                              General

                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Firewood
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Wood Stove
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Water Cooler
                              • Thermos Bottle
                              • Parking
                              • Fireplace
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Mobile Phone
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Internet:

                                It is easy to purchase a portable dongle for internet access from Turkcell. Approx £10 for 2 weeks usage. Many of the restaurants in the village have Wifi....moreless

                              • Telephone
                              • Local Maps
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Living Room
                              • Bottled Water
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Basic Soaps

                              Kitchen

                              • Oven
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Grill
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Microwave
                              • Kitchen
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Pantry Items:

                                Tea, coffee, sugar, milk, butter, cheese, eggs, bread, tomatoes, bottle of wine, beers, fresh herbs and flowers are all part of our welcome pack, inclusive in the rental price....moreless

                              • Freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster
                              • Stove
                              • Dishes & Utensils

                              Outside

                              • Barbecue
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Lovely terrace overlooking the pool. Close to the kitchen for easy home based catering!...moreless

                              • Golf:

                                Korineum Golf Course 12k from Habibi House. They also have a small beach club in a beautiful cove, 1k from the golf course....moreless

                              • Terrace
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Patio
                              • Balcony

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Pool
                              • Private Pool

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • A beautiful home with lovely gardens

                                    A beautiful home with lovely gardens

                                    • Guest Pamela D.
                                    • Date of stay 09/18/13
                                    • Review Submitted 03/30/14
                                    We had a fantastic three week holiday with four friends at Habibi House, the house, gardens and pool provided a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday , Bridget and Steve were the perfect hosts nothing was too much trouble, we are returning again this year the only downside is that we are only going for two weeks instead of three!

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                                  • Habibi house Spacious villa Fabulous pool

                                    Habibi house Spacious villa Fabulous pool

                                    • Guest Bridget M. (-)
                                    • Date of stay 08/10/13
                                    • Review Submitted 03/26/14
                                    We had a wonderful stay at Habibi House as our summer vacation with our 2 teenage children. Our hosts Bidi and Steve gave us good advice and help with their local knowledge. The house is spacious, clean and comfortable and well supplied with appliances and equipment. The garden is full of amazing colour and clever design by the owners. We spent hours in and around the pool which was great fun as its such a good size. There are many places of all types to eat and all of them are very welcoming. The sea generally was as warm as a bath. We liked the relaxing evenings at Kyrenia and the abbey was stunning at Bellapais. The whole experience of Northern Cyprus was so interesting and if i return then i hope it will be to Habibi House

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                                  • Can't wait to come back!!

                                    Can't wait to come back!!

                                    • Guest Ken & Lindsay (U.K.)
                                    • Date of stay 08/24/13
                                    • Review Submitted 09/17/13
                                    We returned to Habibi House this year for a one-week stay, having previously visited in 2010. We absolutely love Habibi House, beautiful mature gardens with a fantastic pool we just spent hours just relaxing in, although it’s certainly big enough for a serious swim if you’re so inclined. The house has everything we could wish for, spacious air conditioned bedrooms, well appointed modern kitchen, although it has to be said we didn’t use the cooking facilities much as there are so may great restaurants within just a few miles radius. Also a barbecue where we enjoyed food from the local stores. If we’re being really picky we would suggest a light directed over the barbecue area to make cooking a little easier. But that’s about the only thing we think the property needs to improve it. The pool area is completely private and not “overlooked” and really sets Habibi House apart from many of the villas we have stayed at over the years, it’s just so warm and inviting as is the rest of the house. We love going to new places and have stayed in some great properties, but this is the only Villa we have returned to, so impressed are we with it. In fact a week after our return we contacted Bidi & Steve to book again for next year and we’re really looking forward to our next stay in July 2014, this time for two weeks with some friends who we know will thoroughly enjoy this beautiful house, gardens and pool as well as Northern Cyprus.

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                                  • August 2012 - a fantastic stay at Habibi House

                                    August 2012 - a fantastic stay at Habibi House

                                    • Guest Rachel L.
                                    • Date of stay 08/11/12
                                    • Review Submitted 08/29/12
                                    We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday in the TRNC. Key to this was having Habibi House as our base. It is cleverly positioned within its generous plot on the outskirts of the village and feels very secluded - there are only a few neighbours anyway! The house is spacious, well-equipped & beautifully decorated, but the outdoor space is what really sets this villa apart. The gardens are beautiful, and there are two separate areas for sitting & dining out. The pool is large & well maintained and was an absolute delight in the August heat (& the lights meant we could stay in it watching the stars well into the evening!). Catalkoy is a great location. It is far away from the hustle & bustle of the nearest town (Kyrenia) but close enough to easily pop in for dinner, shopping or sightseeing (there are also many local shops & restaurants). Habibi House is also close to all the major sights (Bellapais, Buffavento, Turtle beach etc) but the roads are good too so we found it easy to travel further afield. It was always a delight to return to Habibi House at the end of the day. Bridget & Steve were excellent hosts; welcoming, informative & unobtrusive! Highly recommended by the Owen family!

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                                  • Summer holiday August 2012

                                    Summer holiday August 2012

                                    • Guest Ray J.
                                    • Date of stay 08/04/12
                                    • Review Submitted 08/14/12
                                    Wow what a wonderful villa to have stayed in all 9 of our party had a fantastic time (5 adults and 4 children) swimming in the pool everyday to escape the Cyprus heat. The house is on the edge of the village very private and of a very high standard, and what a garden that Bidi and Steve must be proud of. Our only regret is that we only hired this villa for 1 week and what a shame to have to go home so soon. You will find Bidi and Steve so helpful to make the very best of your holiday. It is best if you hire a car as there are many places to have dinner each night I recommend going to Bellapais abbey, St Herrion castle and walking in the mountains but do get up early to beat the heat of the day.

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                                  • Summer 2011

                                    Summer 2011

                                    • Guest Victoria A.
                                    • Date of stay 07/23/11
                                    • Review Submitted 08/27/11
                                    We were here last year and loved it so much we returned to spend another month at Habibi House this summer. It felt like ‘coming home’ on our second visit as we knew the village well and could immediately settle into our stay. The garden was looking as glorious as ever, Bidi and Steve (our generous hosts) have added some lovely touches to the house (not least their own artwork which is very beautiful), Sallie (the property manager) was again extremely helpful, and we had a wonderful time in this idyllic, peaceful location. We did some new things this year including a Jeep Safari (very safe driving, a lovely day out) up into the mountain range that you can see from the house (but further West behind Lapta). It was great to be so high up and see such amazing views all along the coast. Sadly, we aren’t planning to be back until 2013 (fingers crossed!) so we won’t be hogging this wonderful house for another month next year - someone else can experience this little pocket of paradise! It is a very special place.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                                  • The Carpenter's Visit - July8th - July 22nd 2011

                                    The Carpenter's Visit - July8th - July 22nd 2011

                                    • Guest Tom Carpenter
                                    • Date of stay 07/08/11
                                    • Review Submitted 07/26/11
                                    We Have just arrived back from Habibi House and cannot wait to return. My Family - One senior, two adults, one teenager and two younger children have just spent an amazing 14 nights at Habibi and loved every minute of our stay. The setting is idyllic. The house offers clean, quality, spacious accomodation with all the necessary equipment and information anyone could need for their stay. The large pool was perfect for cooling off day or night and spotless. Very welcome in high 30's temperatures we were treated to. The wonderful shaded terrace was perfect for chilling and the mature garden was packed with fruit trees and stunning flora. The Barbeque was great for cooking the tuna we caught on a fishing trip from Girne harbour. ( They also offer Paragliding for the fearless!) Many thanks to house manager Sallie - so efficient and helpful, especially when we needed medical advice for one of our party. We found some great places to eat nearby, a huge choice of local grocery shops only a five minute drive away and only 10 minutes by car to Girne for other "Retail Therapy'. We thouroughly enjoyed "Freedom Day" celebrations (July 20th) especially the Turkish "Red Arrows". Over all everything about Habibi and our stay was BRILLIANT! Many Thanks Bidi. Look out for our next booking very soon.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                                  • Holiday Christmas & New Year 2010

                                    Holiday Christmas & New Year 2010

                                    • Guest The Vanclay Parkers (London/Aberdeen/Edinburgh/Groningen/Mullumbimby)
                                    • Date of stay 12/23/10
                                    • Review Submitted 01/06/11
                                    9 family members (the owner & property manager were very helpful in allowing us to squeeze in an extra person) from London, Scotland, the Netherlands & New South Wales met up for a very enjoyable mid-winter break. The house is superb & has all the fittings & equipment you will need, although the pool was too cold for everyone but a hardy Scot who managed 50 lengths one day! A wood-burning stove kept us cosy in the cool evenings. The location is excellent in a pleasant village, walking distance from the beach & close to a range of supermarkets & fresh fruit & veg stalls. The owner put us in contact with Ersan who delivered us to & from the airport efficiently and supplied good value rental cars. We visited many major sites in the north: the 3 crusader castles, Bellapais Abbey, Salamis, Famagusta & Nicosia,a nd the Karpaz peninsula, with many frescoed chapels along the way: all within comfortable driving distance. And with a guide provided with the house we enjoyed some good walks too!

                                    Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                                  • Holiday Sept / Oct 2010

                                    Holiday Sept / Oct 2010

                                    • Guest The Forbes's and Fyfe's (Stonehaven and Newmachar , NE Scoland)
                                    • Date of stay 09/23/10
                                    • Review Submitted 10/25/10
                                    We spent two enjoyable weeks at the house which lived up to all expectations and proved to be an enjoyable place to relax. Good use was made of the pool and in the evenings we tended to alternate BBQ with a visit to one of the many excellent eateries either along the main road or down by Girne harbour. We managed to see a fair amount of TRNC including Bellapais Abbey, St.Hilarion Castle , Soli Theatre and Karpas . One evening we enjoyed a sunset cruise aboard the “African Queen” and one Sunday some of our party joined a Land Rover Safari up into the mountains which proved very interesting and informative thanks to the excellent guides. The Wednesday market in town was well worth a visit too. The only downside was that a couple of our party suffered badly from insect bites but the local pharmacists down on the main road were very helpful in supplying appropriate medication. All in all Habibi House proved to be an ideal location in which to unwind Thanks to Bridget , Sallie and Gary , Ersan ( who provided the hire car and airport transfers from / to Larnaca ) and the guys who kept the pool nice and clean.

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                                  • Holiday Summer 2010

                                    Holiday Summer 2010

                                    • Guest Vicky and Tom (London, UK)
                                    • Date of stay 07/17/10
                                    • Review Submitted 08/15/10
                                    We have just returned from a month long stay at Habibi House and we are pining already. The house is situated in an excellent location combining access to amenities with peace and quiet. The house offers everything required for day-to-day living and Sallie, the property manager, is always on hand should you have any queries about the house (we didn't - everything was in good order). Response to emails was swift and helpful advice about airport transfers resulted in excellent hassle-free journeys to and from Larnaca provided by Ersan. The pictures, quite frankly, do not do the house justice. The landscaped garden has matured beautifully offering a good level of privacy, with limes and pomegranates right by the door. It is well thought out and designed. The veranda, cascading with glorious blooms, is an ideal spot for evening drinks and relaxing suppers. We would also recommend it for those seeking inspiration to paint, compose or write (which is what we did) - it is idyllic. The pool is lovely and is of sufficient size to accommodate a more 'serious' swim if you can muster the energy. A car is essential is you plan to do lots of sight seeing around the Island but it is perfectly possible to survive without one (as we did for a month). Dolmus and taxis are reasonable and reliable and, using these modes of transport it is easy to get to places such as Bellapais, Girne, Famagusta and Lefkosia). Within walking distance are local shops (for milk, bread etc), and two local restaurants (a very romantic walk back through the village at night; an abundance of stars as there is little light polution). Shayna Beach Club (pleasant for an afternoon on the beach) is about a 30 minute walk away and you can always stop at 'Happy Valley' for a cooling drink before making your way back up through the village. It is well worth walking around the village rather than just whizzing through by car - the people are friendly and charming, and meandering through the little windy streets offers a real sense of village life. Majority of resaurants, supermarkets (none in the village) and 2 ATMs are on the coast (main) road. About 25 minutes on foot (10 mins by car), and perfectly possible although a bit of climb back (so not for those with limited mobility as there are a couple of steepish slopes on the way back) and good exercise! We certainly intend to return; the charms of Habibi House and Catalkoy will draw us back. It is a very special place.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Winter / Spring
                                  Nov 17 - Apr 30, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  £640
                                  Spring / Summer
                                  May 1 - Jun 30, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  £710
                                  Summer
                                  Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  £770
                                  Autumn / Winter
                                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                                  7 night min stay

                                  £640

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit £200
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Cancellation policy:

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                                  Location

                                  • Nearest Airport: Ercan at 50 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Ferry: Kyrenia ferry to Turkey 3 hrs trip at 5 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Motorway: at 1 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Beach: Shayna Beach at 3 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Barpub: at 1 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Golf: at 10 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Restaurant: at 1 Kilometres
                                   

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                                  Photos

                                  • House and mountains

                                    House and mountains

                                  • Pool from path

                                    Pool from path

                                  • Five finger mountain range from garden

                                    Five finger mountain range from garden

                                  • Kitchen

                                    Kitchen

                                  • Dining table

                                    Dining table

                                  • Path to house

                                    Path to house

                                  • BBQ area

                                    BBQ area

                                  • Side garden and mountains from kitchen terrace

                                    Side garden and mountains from kitchen terrace

                                  • Road to Esentepe

                                    Road to Esentepe

                                  • House and veranda from pool

                                    House and veranda from pool

                                  • Looking at Habibi House from edge of village

                                    Looking at Habibi House from edge of village

                                  • View from kitchen balcony evening

                                    View from kitchen balcony evening

                                  • Habibi House from cul-de-sac

                                    Habibi House from cul-de-sac

                                  • Pool and house

                                    Pool and house

                                  • Sitting room

                                    Sitting room

                                  • Dining area through to sitting room

                                    Dining area through to sitting room

                                  • August front garden

                                    August front garden

                                  • Habibi House through the olive grove

                                    Habibi House through the olive grove

                                  • Side garden

                                    Side garden

                                  • Terrace and pool (10x5 metres)

                                    Terrace and pool (10x5 metres)

                                  • One of four double bedrooms

                                    One of four double bedrooms

                                  • Double bedroom - two singles

                                    Double bedroom - two singles

                                  • Panhandle beach in the evening

                                    Panhandle beach in the evening

                                  £640 - £770 per week (GBP)
                                  11

                                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 9

                                  View calendar: Updated 04/19/14
                                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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