Villa in Ilgaz, North Cyprus - Set In Peaceful Mountain Village, Stunning views
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - Smoking permitted on the terraces.Smoking permitted on the terraces.
Max guests: 4
- Please be aware that noise carries and that Ilgaz is a peaceful quiet village. We would ask that guests keep music to a reasonable level.
Nice house in a nice village
We had very nice stay at Carola's and Oz' place. The size of the house is perfect for a couple, but also big enough for 4 persons. The only thing that was a bit negative was that there are limited hours of sunshine on the property from mid October when we were there. Carola and Oz are the most friendly and helpful hosts you can imagine. We really recommend this place.
We have had the most amazing time at Villa Lisa. The view is out of this world and the villa itself is the best place we have ever stayed.
Carola is lovely and nothing is too much trouble for either her or Oz.
We definitely will be returning there.
Chose Villa Lisa to celebrate our wedding anniversary, what a stunning location. Fabulous views, beautiful scenery and secluded situation. Carola was the perfect host providing a varied welcome pack and celebratory bottle of fizz. Villa is spacious and clean and exceptionally comfortable. Car hire is necessary due to the location and Carola's recommendation to use a local company was excellent.
Would thoroughly recommend a stay at villa Lisa
We had the most amazing time staying at Villa Lisa. Carola and Oz were the most wonderful and thoughtful hosts and the villa itself was everything we could have wished for. The pool was so private and just right for our son to play safely in. The layout of the villa was great - spacious and airy with more than enough room for the three of us. The location was just fantastic- the views from the pool over the hills to the sea were magical. Ilgaz itself is a lovely village with its own bakery and bistro bar. It was great being up in the mountains - I have no head for heights but even I wasn’t put off by the road to the village and every time we got back from an excursion- it was wonderful to be back in the peace and beauty of Ilgaz. We love North Cyprus and really hope to return. If we do - we couldn’t imagine staying anywhere but at Villa Lisa.
The Villa was located in a beautiful quiet setting with unobstructed views out over the mountains
We were looking for somewhere quiet and private in a beautiful setting. We chose this villa because from the outset Carola the host offered quick detailed replies to all of our enquiries and was very friendly and caring. When we arrived and throughout out stay she, and her husband Oz proved to be the same. The villa was perfect with beautiful pool in the most beautiful setting. We took advantage of the hire car arranged for us by Carola which was ready for us on arrival along with a fabulous welcome pack of goodies! Carola met us and gave us information about lots of great places to visit within the immediate area and further faiths, as did a visitors book in the villa. She also gave us the heads up during our stay about turtle hatching on the beach which was 10 minutes drive away-an absolutely fantastic experience (all free). We had a wonderful stay and would thoroughly recommend this villa which is very beautiful and located up a mountain with clear views down to the sea. But it was the hosts Carola and Oz that made the difference. Thank you.
Etel Winery. A few minutes walk from the villa is Etel Winery. Past the winery in amongst the vineyards is the Tasting Room where you can sit, relax and enjoy a selection of delicious wines.
There are many lovely beaches nearby, some with restaurants or cafes. The closest is 3km down the mountain. Some beaches provide water sports such as diving, snorkeling and a couple with jet skis. Boat trips can be taken along the coast in day-time or evening trips usually with food provided and various coastal stops along the way.
Ercan Airport in North Cyprus is the closest airport and is about 50 mins drive. Airlines include Turkish Airlines and Pegasus. You will have to briefly land in Turkey. Larnaca Airport in South Cyprus is about 75 mins drive. Many airlines fly direct from UK including British Airways, Cobalt, Easyjet, Blue Air and Hahn Air. A taxi can be arranged to collect you from Larnaca and bring you across the border direct to the villa. Car hire is highly recommended and your hire car can be delivered to the villa. We can arrange car hire and airport transfer.
The property is situated on the edge of Ilgaz village in the Besparmak (Five Finger) mountains and is 3 kms up from the main road near Alsancak and Karaoglanoglu and above Yesiltepe. Ilgaz is a quiet residential village with vineyards, olive groves and many almond trees. The village of Karmi/Karaman is about 40 mins walk across the mountain. Kyrenia harbour is about 20 mins drive and St Hilarion Castle and Bellapais Abbey are about 30 mins. The Korineum Golf and Country Club in Esentepe is about 40 mins drive.
There are many beautiful mountain walks around Ilgaz which can start straight from your door. Look for mushrooms in winter and wild orchids in spring. Other activities in the area include horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, jeep safaris, diving, snorkeling and boat trips along the coast. There two restaurants / cafes in the village of Ilgaz within a few minutes walk from the villa. Ilgaz Village Café has freshly prepared Turkish meals along with bread baked in its own traditional style bread ovens. Hoots Bar / Restaurant has a charming vine-covered courtyard. 2 km down the hill is Green Heights Park Restaurant set in award-winning gardens with a large pool and jacuzzi for customers' use. Many of the restaurants nearby have pools and cater for most tastes such as Turkish Cypriot, British, Chinese, Indian, Italian and a number of excellent fish restaurants. There are plenty of supermarkets nearby selling fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables, meat and bread. Many sell freshly prepared meals. The cost of eating out in North Cyprus is very reasonable.
Fresh eggs and bread can be purchased daily from the village.
- english, greek, turkish
About Carola Gillham
I have lived in Ilgaz since 2007 and am married to Öztürk (Oz) who built Villa Lisa. I am English and Oz is Turkish Cypriot. Originally from Paphos, Oz fell in love with Ilgaz village in 1974 and achieved his dream of living here about 15 years ago. We have 3 dogs, Zibidi and Maymun (Monkey) and Yandancakli. We love the peace and community spirit of the village which has both English and Turkish residents and waking up every morning to spectacular views. We enjoy meeting new guests and hope that they enjoy Ilgaz as much as we do. We have a number of guests who return year after year. As we live in the village we are on hand to help out in any way necessary and we do our best to ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable holiday in North Cyprus.
Why Carola Gillham chose Ilgaz
Oz built the villa in 2005. It is situated at the lower part of the village and has uninterrupted views down the mountain to the sea. Being on the edge of the village means that you can have as much or as little interaction with the village as you like. There are numerous mountain walks that you can take straight from the front door.
What makes this Villa unique
Ilgaz is a small mountain village with both Turkish and British residents. It is 3kms up the mountain and has glorious views of both mountains and sea. A few minutes walk from the villa is Etel Winery where you can taste delicious wines some now made from Ilgaz grapes. Beyond the winery is Gillham Vineyard Hotel overlooking the vineyards. It has an excellent restaurant along with a wine bar serving tapas and a spa. We have agreed a ten per cent discount for our villa guests for the restaurant, wine bar and spa. In the village there are two restaurants / cafes. Ilgaz Village café provides freshly prepared Turkish meals along with fresh bread from their own bread ovens. Hoots Bistro has a charming courtyard and serves delicious food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. 1km down the mountain is Green Heights Park, a restaurant set in award-winning gardens. Along the main road at the bottom of the mountain there are many restaurants and beaches to enjoy. From the door of the villa are numerous mountain walks to be taken from gentle walks to more ambitious trails, ideal for bird watchers and looking for wild flowers. You can buy bread in the village baked in traditional ovens and freshly laid eggs. We have done our best to ensure that Villa Lisa has everything you will need for a marvellous, memorable and relaxing holiday