Villa in Lapta, Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus - Set In Beautiful Surroundings Of Mountains And Sea
Pam and John Owens
About Pam and John Owens
I live in South Liverpool, England not far from where John Lennon and George Harisson once lived. I live with my husband, daughter and our pet dog Buster. My husband and I both work and holiday in England, we love the lake District and Northern Cyprus. Northern Cyprus, Lapta, reminds us of the lake district without the rain, but with lots of sunshine.
Pam and John Owens purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Pam and John Owens chose Lapta
Our villa is situated in a quite Cul-de-sac,with a short car ride to the main road or a 10 minute walk. Whereby there is access to bars restaurants, shops and supermarkets, this is what the Brits who live in this area, call the Lapta Strip. There are local beaches nearby, we would recommend escape beach,which has all facilities and access to beautiful white sands and blue sea. You can swim out to a secure raft in the sea and enjoy sunbathing and swimming in the Med. The local people are very friendly and helpful. We can recommend places to visit, drink and eat. Plus help is at hand from our friend and property manager Afzal. If you want to see what dates are available please click on the "Check Availability" link below thank you.
What makes this Villa unique
The Villa is detached and has its own garden with a private drive way and swimming pool. We have been complimented on the panoramic views of the mountains and the Med. The style of the the villa puts me in mind of the Art Deco period. It is has 4 bedrooms all en-suite. The Villa has tiled floors throughout, with a marble sweeping staircase to the first floor. From the terrace you can take in the views of the Med and on a clear day your can see the mountains of Turkey. Most of the Villas nearby are owned by British people who are very friendly. The area is quiet and relaxing but within easy reach of all amenities and historical towns.
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Fabulous villa and location
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful villa. Lapta is not a throbbing metropolis but has lots of restaurants which kept us going over 14 nights. A car is essential which makes local trips quicker and brings Kyrenia/Girne into range (about 30 minutes to the harbour).
The villa has unrestricted views to the sea and the outdoor space is wonderful. Inside you have aircon in all the bedrooms and lounge plus the shutters on all of the windows (apart from one bedroom which had blinds instead) meant you could keep the villa cool despite the outside temperatures.
Plenty of places to go for a walk if you are looking to stretch your legs (be that up into the hills on trails or walking between Sardunya and Silver Rocks on the coastal path.
Our favourite restaurants/bars were Silver Rocks, Calamari, Punjab, Sea Point but all were good. Beachside bar favourite was Sardunya for laid back beach bar atmosphere and LA Resort for a slightly more upmarket feel with infinity pool as well as a good beach. Both of these were great value and good places to relax.
An unexpected bonus was the fact that the villa has UK 3 pin plugs throughout (and some adaptors for EU plugs if necessary) which made life very simple.
All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing time in an excellent villa.
A lovely get away
Stayed here for two weeks in June and absolutely loved it!! We have two young girls and couldn't get them out of the pool, the barbecue was used on a couple occasions and was nice to just sit and chill with the family.
Great views in a peaceful location but not too far for local amenities.
The villa was very clean and tidy inside and out and had all mod cons which made the stay even better as no washing was to be done on our return home.
Would definitely go back as our stay was very chilled and relaxing.
Fab Fab Fab!!
I stayed here in 2014 and was probably the best stay considering i change places each year and i wouldn't have a second thought about staying here again it was brilliant. Very clean inside and out! Myself and my family are thinking to stay again!
wonderful views of coast and mountains ,villa has everything you need ,just to sit by pool relaxing all you can hear is the local wildlife very peaceful,
The nearest beach is a 10 minutes drive and has family-friendly activities. Escape Beach is a private beach which has a restaurant and bars, lots of sun loungers and bean bags. There is a variety of water sports activities. Recently Escape Beach opened a outdoor club which is very chic and trendy.
Sunset beach is a family orientated beach which caters more to children with a variety of activities, playgrounds, water sports and etc.
In Lapta there is a water park which is ideal for children.
Ercan Airport is about 40 minutes drive from Lapta (all flights via Turkey), Larnaca about 80 minutes. Pick-ups can be arranged from either airport. Car hire, though not essential, but not recommended,public transport avaiable. Car hire companies usually offer a discount on airport pickups if you hire a car from them, and this can be arranged by our selves. Car hire is about £20 per day.
Lapta is a 20 mins drive from Kyrenia and less than an hour from Lefkosa (Nicosia). The beautiful village of Bellapais with its Abbey and stunning views of Kyrenia is a 30 min drive as is the mountain castle ruins of St Hilarion. The walled city of Gazimagusa to the East is about 1.5 hours, with medieval architecture and shops selling copies of famous brand goods, and the sandy beaches to be found in this area are magnificent.
Driving in Cyprus is easy, lefthand side drive as in the UK and the roads away from the major towns are relatively quiet. As well as Turkish Lira, most restaurants, bars and shops accept sterling as a currency, giving a far better exchange rate than you could buy Turkish Lira at home. If you need to change travellers cheques or use ATMs, these can be found in Kyrenia (Girne) We use HSBC who have english speaking assisstants. The area around Kyrenia has some great restaurants to suit all tastes. The harbour in Kyrenia is beautiful with lots of waterfront bars and restaurants to choose from, whilst the road from Lapta to Kyrenia has a vast number of restaurants and top class hotels, all serving great food. Recent political changes mean that on a visit to Nicosia (Lefkosa) you can now pass through the Green Line to the Greek side for the first time since 1974; you will need your passport and Euros to spend in the south.
Climate: Northern Cyprus is blessed with the most pleasing climate in all of Europe. Winters are mild and rarely extend beyond February, and with over 300 days of sunshine a year, the temperatures can reach into the 70s well into December, and as early as February. In April and May, North Cyprus is at its most beautiful, with fields of wild flowers in full bloom and the weather is not unlike that of a good English summer. June, July and August are the hottest months and ideal for sun worshippers.