A Home from Home But with Added Sunshine! Sleeps up to Eight

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Villa - rear poolside, with mountains behind


Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/22/2016

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    juliet balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    plus sink & is en suite to a bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    plus sink & is en suite to a bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    plus sink & is en suite to a bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    plus sink & is ensuite to a bedroom...moreless

  • 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)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    some books in cupboard in hall area...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    basic channels only - details in folder...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    there's an inflatable pool volleyball net in the shed...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    it's a wood burning fire, logs purchased locally...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WiFi internet - reaches as far as the gazebo so you can surf in the shade!...moreless

  • 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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 3
Jun 5 - Sep 10, 2016
7 night min stay

Rate 4
Sep 11 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $261.69
  • No additional mandatory fees


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.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ercan (Nicosia/Lefkosia)
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
5* Korineum Golf & Country Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

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!


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Calendar last updated: 08/22/2016

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Villa  - rear poolside, with mountains behind

    Villa - rear poolside, with mountains behind

  • living room

    living room

  • kitchen


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • downstairs double bedroom

    downstairs double bedroom

  • patio area outside kitchen

    patio area outside kitchen

  • gazebo amongst the plants

    gazebo amongst the plants

  • no picture of the main bedroom but this is the view its window

    no picture of the main bedroom but this is the view its window

  • Escape Beach isn't far

    Escape Beach isn't far

  • out & about

    out & about

  • olive trees

    olive trees

  • the gardens at Bellapais Abbey are beautiful!

    the gardens at Bellapais Abbey are beautiful!

  • front door

    front door

  • living room

    living room

  • dining room from galleried landing

    dining room from galleried landing

  • one of the double bedrooms

    one of the double bedrooms

  • twin bedroom

    twin bedroom

  • sunbeds by the pool

    sunbeds by the pool

  • outdoor eating not a problem

    outdoor eating not a problem

  • fruit trees

    fruit trees

  • head along the main road for some nice places to eat, where the food is good

    head along the main road for some nice places to eat, where the food is good

  • Kyrenia


  • arrange a boat trip from Kyrenia Harbour

    arrange a boat trip from Kyrenia Harbour

  • find this little church which has steps leading down to a cave full of icons

    find this little church which has steps leading down to a cave full of icons

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