Marine Villa is in Karsiyaka on the seaside and is in fact just 300 metres from the sea. The villa has just about everything you need to make your holiday special .The stunning mountain backdrop and the beautiful, colourful gardens, make Marine Villa special and homely and not sterile like many holiday homes. A large Pepper tree, hedges and Hibiscus rose bushes ensure that your privacy is guaranteed around the pool area. The villa has so many terraces you will be spoilt for choice, a good favourite (if you are not afraid of heights) is the roof terrace, our guests have spent many a night stargazing and dozing in the hammocks, with a nice cool glass of wine. From the first floor balcony and the roof terrace you can see all the other villages right along the mountain range and lit up at night they look magical. The warm balmy nights filled with perfumes from such flowers as Jasmin and Pakistani Nights which both flower from the villa gardens add to the ambiance of Marine Villa.
Villa in Karsiyaka, Kyrenia, Cyprus - Private Pool. Peaceful location. Villa, Gardens and Pool area not visible from the road.
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- Nov 13, 2018
About Lynn Donnelly
Ian and I live in North Cyprus, so we do not have faceless agents or people who do not speak English, look after our property. We do it ourselves! We always make sure that there is plenty of food in the fridge and cold beers and wine, so if you arrive tired and hungry, everything is ready for you, Our FREE Welcome pack consists of Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Milk, Fruit Juice, Bread, Butter, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage,4 Local Beers, a Bottle of Wine. There is also a Water Machine. We have made sure that the villa is not overlooked around the pool area and that privacy is maintained at all times. The Villa is quite a bit taller than any other properties around, so the roof terrace is ideal for private sun bathing.
Lynn Donnelly purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Lynn Donnelly chose Lykabittos
We bought this property off- plan in 2007, although it was not ready until 2009. We fell in love with the view of the mountains and this is why we bought this particular villa. It is in such a peaceful location, away from the crowds, yet not that far away from Bars and Restaurants (about a 5 minute drive) Marine Villa, is in a private location and the pool is not overlooked. The Villa is less than 300metres from the sea. There is also a Fish Restaurant by the Sea. At night the village in the Mountain is all lit up and is so pretty, the call to prayer from the Mosque in the village, the smell of Oleander and Jasmine in the gardens and beautiful starry nights that can be especially admired from the roof terrace all add to the ambience of the villa.
What makes this Villa unique
Marine Villa, is not on the main road but in a quiet cul-de-sac. On the roof terrace we have two hammocks and dotted around the villa are candles and lanterns,perfect for star-gazing, even more perfect with a glass or two! We offer a selection of Books and DVD's and there is Wi-Fi access and satellite television. If you want to stay in the villa and can't be bothered to cook, we have arranged a delivery service of home made Turkish meals (menu in the villa) The lady requires a days notice and she will deliver free of charge. Other than that there is a lovely stone barbeque. Once you have settled in, we give you a quick tour of the local area and take you to get a hire car if required. We do recommend a hire car if you want to see the island.
Pool / Spa
Lynn and Hubby so kind nothing to much :)
Very quiet and private .
Kind and caring couple who go out of there way to make your stay special x
Perfect location to relax
My Husband and I went for our honeymoon to Lynn's villa. After all the stress of the wedding it was just what we needed. When we arrived Lynn had organised a pick up from the airport, and then waited up late to greet us when we got to the villa. She had got us food and some champagne and chocolates which was lovely! The villa is perfect for lazy days and the view of the mountain is amazing to wake up to whilst sitting and having a cup of coffee. We would recommend getting a car to be able to get around and see other places, but Lynn took us to people she knew and we got one for a really good price. The villa is lovely and clean, very spacious and comes with everything you need. If you always get bored as well, we would recommend taking up an offer of going to sardinyas bar on Saturday for the live music with Lynn and Ian, we had very good night's drinking and chatting until late in the evenings with them, they are very lovely people and will make sure that you have the best stay. Can not recommend this villa enough.
Thanks Ivy and Sam for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you at the villa and all the cats miss you too (ha ha ).We hope you have a really exciting future and don't forget us if we are still around in the future
Love Lynn and Ian xx
Experience Northern Cyprus in accommodation surrounded by fabulous views.
The villa was well equipped and surrounded with a variety of lovely outside areas, where we relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the private pool. Lynn kindly stocked up the fridge with basics and also drove us to the supermarket for supplies, as well as for a quick tour around the area; however, there is a local small, shop within walking distance, which is well equipped with basics, We didn't have a car, but the bus route is close by, very easy to use (just flag it down!); regular (about every 15 minutes);cheap and a great way to view the surrounding areas. Walking the 'walkway' to view the sea and stop off for breaks at the beach bar or the restaurant, was also a delight. The fish restaurant, within a 5 minute walk, was superb for evening meals looking out over the sea. Our 2 weeks was a taster for this area and one which will certainly bring us back for more.
The poor water pressure was a negative point, but it didn't spoil our stay at all. All the images posted are exactly what you see when you are there, that's why I'm missing it already!
Peaceful and restful!
We had such a wonderful week staying in Lynn and Ian's villa. We decided not to hire a car to ensure we spent plenty of time relaxing around the pool and gorgeous gardens and this worked well. We walked to a few lovely local restaurants which were all so cheap with good food( and drink!), and we even managed to walk up to the ruined monastery which when you see it from the villa does seem to be half way up the mountains!
Lynn was a star and drove us to the supermarket as part of a local tour of the area which was such a nice touch. Nothing was too much trouble for Lynn and Ian!
We would love to return one day.
Lovely villa and owners
Thank you to lyn and Ian for your great villa. Villa has everything you need and more. Lyn and Ian were a great help taking us to collect hire cars and giving us a tour of area. North cyprus is a great place to visit, no good if you want lively night life but great for relaxing, sight seeing, eating and drinking, amazingly cheap! Lovely beaches and the sea is to die for, so warm and clear, snorkelling was fantastic. Can't wait to return.
Thank you Jo for your very kind words. Much appreciated
Lynn and Ian
Thank you to Lynn and Ian for allowing us to use your beautiful villa . Thank you to Lynn for all your help with the transfer from and to the airport and help with the hire car arrangements . We will miss the lazy afternoons around the pool and the star gazing at night from the stunning roof terrace . We have fallen in love with the area and hope to return again soon.
The sea is less than 300m from the villa within walking distance
The nearest Sandy Beach is about a 5 min drive from the villa this beach has two bars.
There are several other beaches about a 5 minute drive away and they all have Bars/Restaurants. Sunbeds and Umbrellas can be hired for a small charge.
There is also a new coastal walk which starts less than a 5min drive from the villa, Phase 1 is completed and Phase 2 should be completed this summer. Lovely walk by the sea.
A hire car is advised because it gives you the freedom to visit any of the beautiful locations in North Cyprus, (beaches and cultural.)
Please remember to bring Driving licences for every driver.
We can help arrange Car hire.
Distance to Airports:-
Ercan Airport North Cyprus 40 min drive away
Larnaca Airport 1 and a half hours drive
Paphos Airport 3 hrs drive
Airport Transfers can be arranged. We recommend that you do not hire a car in the South of Cyprus it is a complex issue
Kyrenia Harbour is about a 30 min drive away
Bellapais Abbey 35 min drive
Golf Course 35 min drive
Salamis Roman Ruins 2 and a half hour drive
Karpaz 3 hr drive
Next Village Lapta 5 min drive away (many bars and Restaurants)
Fish Restaurant 5 min walk, Sea 5 min walk, Family Bar 5 min walk, Supermarket, Butchers, Bus Stop 5 min walk
The currency in North Cyprus is the Turkish Lira but you can use Sterling, Euro's and US dollars. It is best to change the money here as you will get a better rate.
There are many ATM machines here and you can pay at the larger Supermarkets and stores by debit card, smaller Restaurants will only take Turkish Lira.
Fruit and Vegetables are plentiful and cheap in North Cyprus and so are local wines and beers. Eating out is much less expensive than the UK.
The electrical system is exactly the same as the UK so no need for travel adaptors and of course we also drive on the left. English is quite widely spoken.
Many of the Bars and Restaurants have live acts and there is a wide variety of choice of foods:- English, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Lebanese and of course Turkish are all the norm in North Cyprus. Also there are many Fish Restaurants. The Turkish 'Meze' is quite often included in the menu of local Restaurants, 'Meze' are many small dishes of salad, fish, vegetables and there is cold Meze and hot Meze. Hot Meze is usually something like Kofte or Hellim cheese, other local Turkish cuisine.
Scuba Diving, Jet Skis,Deep Sea Diving, Paint Balling, Horse Riding, Mountain walks are all catered for .
If you can make time for a visit to the Crusader Castles (there are 3) or a trip to the Karpaz, a wonderful nature reserve which is home to at least 143 different species of Orchids and the feral Donkeys. Bafta is the new resort about a 2 and a half hour drive from the villa, you can visit the Noahs Ark Hotel or the Artemis.
Wander through the narrow alleys in Kyrenia or visit the Wednesday Turkish Market. Also a must is the Bellapais Abbey, which is still in remarkable condition and sit under the Tree of Idleness there, which is written about by Lawrence Durrell in is Bitter Lemons book.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Payments: A deposit of 20% of the total rental charge is payable on booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to departure. Payment by Bank Transfer or internet banking. Security Deposit: This is £200 per booking against damage or where additional cleaning expenditure is incurred. It is payable with the balance of your rental 8 weeks prior to departure. Cancellation Charges: Up to 8 weeks - Deposit. Between 29 & 55 days - 60% of total rental. Up to 28 days - 100% of total rental. Changeover Day: We are usually quite flexible on changeover days. We do our best to accommodate any Arrival and Departure time but on the odd occasion that we have a same day change over then we will discuss this with you.