Esentepe, Kyrenia, North Cyprus - Set In Walled & Gated Garden With Many Facilities For Babies/toddlers, Ideal For Families/Couples.
About Neil Rogers-Davis
Owners, Jon & Helen Davis, are a young professional couple living in the south of England. They have two young children so know the difficulties in taking young children abroad. They have therefore ensured guests with babies or toddlers have access to a high level of suitable equipment, ensuring that the villa contains many safety features. They equally wish to cater for adults-only visitors and therefore equipment for children is largely out of sight. Jon and Helen, and Jon's parents (Neil & Rita - who currently act as honorary booking agents - see photo) have extensive knowledge of Northern Cyprus & in particular the Kyrenia region, having stayed in the area many times over the last 20 years. Email/phone us for any further information you need. We will be very happy to talk to you.
Neil Rogers-Davis purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Neil Rogers-Davis chose Esentepe
Jon & Helen took possession of this new property in 2010 having watched progress during the building stage. Esentepe is a lovely quiet area set in the foothills of the beautiful Besparmak mountain range, topped with pine trees. It is far enough away from the bustle of Kyrenia - with its pretty harbour - but close enough to enjoy all that Kyrenia has to offer when required. Esentepe is a quaint, largely unspoilt village, and is often described as the gateway to the beautiful but more remote Karpas peninsular. A new but largely deserted highway allows much easier access to the Karpas than hitherto.
What makes this Villa unique
The unique benefits of Jasmine Villa are: Privacy. Spacious accommodation. Child-friendliness and high level of baby/toddler equipment which is unobtrusive. Attractive garden. Secure premises. Ample car-parking. A well maintained private pool. Wonderful views of the mountains and sea. Cooling breezes from the mountains. Black-out blinds in bedrooms to enjoy a good night's sleep - so many properties do not have these! Easy access to village shops, local supermarket, pharmacy, petrol station, restaurants and bars. Easy access to the main road to Kyrenia, the mountain passes, beautiful nearby sandy beaches and the Karpas peninsular. The villa enjoys a high level of privacy. With ravines either side and just a single obscured glass window from the one lower level property, guests cannot be seen while using the terrace or the covered patio or in the pool.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Jasmine Villa was well presented, well equipped and very comfortable. Just absolutely perfect for a peaceful holiday. A home from home experience. Booking and information was first class. Questions answered efficiently and nothing was too much trouble. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you can come back again one day. We are constantly trying to maintain standards and enhance the property. This year, for example, we have had new walls constructed that now provide a new secluded garden area at the rear of the villa and increased privacy around the pool, and new in-pool lighting has also been installed.
I'm actually into my 3rd day of a two week stay the pictures do not do this villa justice ...absolutely amazing the views are beautiful, the owners have catered for everything, I'm here with my husband ..so relaxing, for a family with children there is everything you would need ... Really can not express enough how Fantastic this villa is
We are so glad you are enjoying your stay Beverley. Thank you for your kind comments which are much appreciated. We are of course biased and do love the villa ourselves with its fabulous views. We are fortunate to have a good English agent who we rely on to maintain standards plus good pool and gardening contractors.
3rd Visit and have already booked the 4th
We love this Villa, we have visited Jasmine Villa 3 times in just over a year.
The Villa is cared for by the owners and they make sure they have everything you need for a great Holiday.
As things wear out they replace and they stay on top of all the maintenance and cleaning.
You will not find a better sunset - sit on the top balcony and watch the sun set on the sea just across the water.
The kitchen has everything you need and there is plenty of space to sit in and eat. or their is a huge terrace upstairs - looking forward to next year !!
Many thanks for your kind review. We always try to maintain standards and replace/upgrade equipment whenever we can, and take seriously the feedback we receive from hirers. We are also fortunate to have a legally operating English agent living not too far away who can rapidly respond to guests' calls for assistance when the need arises.
Great Holiday in a beautiful location
This is our second trip to this lovely Home from Home.
The great thing about Jasmine Villa is the owners think about and care about the visitors, the cupboards in the lounge have games a puzzles, indoor and out. Pool toys etc etc. My children spent hours playing a simple hoop throwing game, rather than being glued to computer consoles and tablets.
The rooms are well appointed and nicely laid out, the kitchen has everything you need, including a cocktail shaker and a book on cocktails (see they have thought of everything)
The location is second to none, Ercan is 30mins away.
Thank you again and we will see you again in August.
The sea shore is situated about 200 metres from the villa - ideal for anglers. The nearest beach is part sand and part stone - 10-15 minutes walk away. Esentepe Beach (stone & sand) with its new restaurant (2017) and changing facilities is about 4 minutes' drive away. However, within 9-12 minutes drive are some of the best sandy beaches in Northern Cyprus. Turtle Beach (Alagadi) is long, safe and sandy with an excellent cafe and other facilities. Here the turtles come to nest in the sand dunes behind the beach.
Ercan airport is about 40 minutes drive from the villa. Larnaca airport (South Cyprus) is about 70 minutes drive from the villa. Border crossings are quick and easy. Turkish and Pegasus Airlines fly to Ercan. Thomas Cook, TUI, EasyJet, British Airways, Jet2, Norwegian, Cobalt, Wizz Air, and BlueAir fly to Larnaca.
Car hire is highly recommended as the nearest restaurant and supermarket are 1km and 2km away respectively. We can recommend a taxi/car hire company if required. Local taxis, an hourly daytime bus, and restaurant courtesy cars are readily available. Many car hire firms provide taxi transfers.
Esentepe village - 2-3 minutes drive up hill. Kyrenia - 25 minutes drive. Nicosia 50-55 minutes drive. Famagusta 75 minutes drive. Petrol 300 metres.Kyrenia is an interesting town with much history containing one of the most beautiful harbours in the Mediterranean. To enjoy a midday drink or evening meal at one of the many bars or restaurants lining the harbour is an unforgettable experience. The town’s Byzantine castle houses the Shipwreck Museum containing the remains of a 4th century BC ship.
The Esentepe area is located about 25 minutes drive from Kyrenia - to its east. Esentepe village and its immediate surrounding area is an attractive unspoilt rural location with outstanding views overlooking the sea and towards Five Finger Mountain (Besparmak). The unspoilt village has several restaurants/bars, mini-markets, a butcher, internet cafe, small post office, a bank (with ATM), medical centre, and police station.
A petrol station (with ATM) is located on the main road just 300 metres from the villa.
A fairly large supermarket is located about 2 minutes drive from the villa and another supermarket (medium size) is just 3 minutes away with a pharmacy next door. Both stock baby foods and nappies, etc. and a small selection diabetic and gluten-free foods. For even greater choice, there are 3 large supermarkets in Çatalköy 20 minutes drive away.
This is a quiet area and nightlife is limited to the bars and restaurants where there is occasional entertainment. However, the Acapulco Resort is situated approx 15 minutes drive to the west toward Kyrenia. For a reasonable daily fee, visitors can enjoy the private sandy beach, extensive heated pools and water slides for children and adults, casino, and other facilities. Additionally, the Resort also has a luxurious spa and wellness centre. The new Elexus Hotel (12 minutes' drive away) also has a luxurious spa with Turkish baths, a wellness centre, casino, and a 24 slide waterpark.
For those interested in horse riding, just 15 minutes drive away from the villa is the Çatalköy Riding Club, who undertake trail, mountain and pub rides.
For cycling enthusiasts, the villa is ideally situated as you can join the waymarked 230km Kyrenia Mountain Trail, just above Esentepe village, and cycle through the beautiful pine forests (best time Oct - April). Alternatively, cycle along the old coastal road east of Esentepe toward the Karpas peninsular where the traffic is extremely light. Bikes can be hired in Kyrenia.
There is a scuba diving club near the power station about 10 minutes drive away.