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A home from home but with added sunshine! Sleeps up to eight

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stunning villa in Lapta with private pool, large garden area & fantastic views

The villa is situated in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of the old mountain village of Lapta. Built on a ravine, the villa stands in an elevated position with views of the sea and the mountains. The gardens contain established shrubs and trees, a fledgling orchard with trees now bearing oranges, lemons, mandarins and grapefruit. The overflow pool measures 8m x 4m with inbuilt steps leading to the shallow end, and side mounted steps down to the deeper end. There is an outside shower located by the pool and a barbeque. There is also a large gazebo in the garden. Four bedrooms ( the ground floor one has a safe) are all air conditioned, each with it's own shower room & toilet. There is also a separate toilet downstairs. The living room, dining room & kitchen all open out to a large patio area leading to the pool and gardens. The gated drive is can accomodate 2 cars. Beaches, restaurants and bars are within a short distance. Picturesque Kyrenia Harbour is approximately 15 mins drive.

You will find an information folder inside the villa providing a wealth of local information and maps that you can take out with you to help you readily find your way back to the villa. Or show one to the restaurants and takeaways, to make delivery easier. There's an abundance of well stocked supermarkets selling local produce as well as more familiar groceries, plenty of bakeries and pharmacies. The language is Turkish but English is widely spoken & understood. The currency is Turkish Lira and Euros & GB£'s are also accepted in restaurants, bars and shops with a fair rate of exchange - any change is usually given in Turkish Lira. There are plenty of banks and ATMs. You tend to get a better rate for your money at the local exchange venues. The nearest to the villa is a short drive along the main strip opposite Greens garage ,on the left hand side of the road as you're driving towards Kyrenia. There are plenty of beaches locally including our favourite - Escape Beach which has everything you could possibly need. There's a small fee but it's worth it. Top tip, it gets very busy at weekends! In addition, all of the hotels and holiday clubs have facilities that are open to the public for a daily fee which usually includes lunch.

There are some lovely , pretty villages around which should be visited if you can manage to tear yourself away from the pool. Lapta itself & Alsancak locally are traditional old villages and have good restaurants. Higher up the mountain, Karaman is gorgeous and has a couple of bars and restaurants. Kyrenia ( Girne) has its pretty horseshoe shaped harbour and twinkling lights and is a great place just to sit and people watch or is a good starting point to wander the narrow streets. There's an old abbey in Bellapais well worth a visit - Bellapais is an old village with the 'Tree of Idleness' written of by the famous author Lawrence Durrell in 'Bitter Lemons'. A journey to the top of St Hilarion Castle should not be missed - though not during very hot sunshine. There is so much to see and do!!

Flights can be into Ercan in the North with a touchdown in Turkey, or into Larnaca in the South and we can help arrange transfers from either airport and can also assist with car hire. Ercan is approx 40mins away; Larnaca about 75mins. There's no visa requirement if flying into the North, but a visa is necessary at the border if flying into Larnaca. There is no fee for this, your passport is produced and a white form is stamped and given to you. Whichever way you choose to fly, there are no difficulties but we can help with transfers to make it easier for you.

More Details

Property Manager
Gary Garnett or Heather Garnett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

I loved the swimming pool it was really fun. The Waffle House was yummy. The quietest beach was 5km out of Lapta on the main road. it had a small playground and a restaurant. The sea was a little stony but the beach was sandy. The villa was gorgeous!!!

(Zahra aged 8 years)

We had a lovely holiday, the place is private and comfy. You should try the Waffle House in Girne.

The swimming pool is great fun and refreshing in the sun.
Jun 2013
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Lapta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , plus sink & is en suite to a bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , plus sink & is en suite to a bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , plus sink & is en suite to a bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , plus sink & is ensuite to a bedroom
  • All bathrooms are white and are tiled. All have tiled floors. In addition there is a seperate toilet downstairs (the washing machine is adjacent to this toilet at the bottom of the stairs).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , juliet balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All of the bedrooms have their own shower room & toilet facilities & air conditioning. The double bedrooms have shutters to the windows; the twin room has blinds. The bedrooms are large, light & airy and all have fitted wardrobes. All have marble tiled flooring.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Whilst the villa is not wheelchair accessible, there is a downstairs bedroom which would be suitable for older people or those less capable. There is an ipod docking station in the kitchen.


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A home from home but with added sunshine! Sleeps up to eight
average rating of 4.857143 based on 11 reviews

Lovely Villa

  • 4 of 5

A well presented and well situated villa close to Lapta Village and the historic port of Kyrenia. The villa is very well equipped with a great pool and outside bar-b-que. If you are thinking of going to North Cyprus, and you should, this is a property you must consider. Thank you Heather and Gary very professional service from start to finish.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We certainly agree that North Cyprus should be a destination on everyones list of places to go :-)
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa for 7 days. It is a Fantastic villa in a very nice setting, the gardens & pool are very well maintained & very clean as is the Villa. it was very modern & lots of space. We have stayed in lots of holiday properties in all our years of traveling, But none can compare to this. & the car hire was so cheap. If you are looking for a first class holiday Then book this Villa you will not regret it.

Thank you Garry for all your help. Ann & Brian

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, it's always nice to receive a review to share with others.
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A great family choice.

  • 5 of 5

A great family villa in a quiet location with lovely views, but not far from beautiful beaches, shops, bars and restaurants. Outdoor area and pool is perfect for eating and relaxing. Heather was so helpful and accommodating, highly recommend. Thank you for your help without I doubt we would have had such a fabulous holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I always try to help as best I can. Your comments are greatly appreciated.
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Half Term Happy Days

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful villa in a beautiful location. We stayed with friends and children

- everything was as described and more. Due to the time of year, whilst the pool looked inviting we resisted the urge to jump in ...... The same can't be said for the lemons on the trees - what a treat to be able to pick fresh lemons to slice for the G&T's and Cokes!

A car is a must for driving around.

The owners were extremely helpful and friendly throughout. There's a large folder in the villa containing a wealth of recommendations and information. A good idea if you're ordering takeaways is to take a map out to show where the villa is located.

Can't speak too highly of this property and would thoroughly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a positive review - and the tip for takeaways!
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A very comfortable and excellently equipped Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fortnight at this Villa with the family. There were 8 of us in total. The Villa is fab! All bedrooms have air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. It is very well equipped and decorated to a high standard.

It is in an a lovely location with excellent views of the mountains and sea and not far from beaches, restaurants, or amenities. A great pool, and owners & management team which were a pleasure dealing with. Would happily recommend this Villa to all!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, your kind words are appreciated - especially regarding our manager and his team, to whom we will pass on your praise!
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FABULOUS villa - Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my husband & our 3 children spent 10 days in this villa in Kyrenia in Aug 2010.

The villa is absolutely beautiful. It's immaculate & exceptionally maintained. Everything you need for a family is catered for.

The pool is fab & very spacious, the children were in it every possible minute!

The gardens and views from the villa are absolutely breathtaking!

We enjoyed our stay so much, that we went back in August 2011 for 2 weeks! Friends also joined us and they also fell in love with Kyrenia & the villa.

The owner's information on the villa & Kyrenia was spot on!

I would highly recommend this villa to anyone thinking of a holiday in Kyrenia.

A car is recommended for your stay to get around & explore the many restaurants & places to visit. The harbour at night & Escape beach are a must to visit.

We intend to return in the future ourselves and we will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! ........ bring on the hat trick :-)
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ercan (Nicosia/Lefkosia)
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
5* Korineum Golf & Country Club
Car: recommended

If you're visiting around October, there's a small Olive Oil 'factory' where locals take their ripened olives to be pressed for oils. You can watch the process - it's only small but very friendly and the locals welcome a few visitors!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $263.78

The rental price is for the property for a up to a maximum of 8 people. Please ask for a quote if there are addtional guests to be included. The prices are per week but we can provide a quote if extra nights are required. There is a NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of 25% per booking payable within 7 days of the booking which can be paid on line or by bank transfer.Please contact us for details. There is a £200 Security Bond which is refundable against any damage and over use of electricity. Just be aware air conditioning is expensive.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.