Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The villa has a fully fitted kitchen and will cater for 8 people. Air conditioning in all bedrooms and living areas. The 8x4M pool is well-maintained and sits in a terraced area with sun-loungers, BBQ and outside shower.
Local amenities are just a couple of kilometers away with plenty of restaurants and supermarkets. Slightly further (10 mins drive) is a world class golf course and beaches where you can see turtles hatching (seasonal).
There are books and DVD's to borrow whilst staying.
The villa is well situated to explore Northern Cyprus or take a trip to Turkey using the ferry service from Kyrenia..
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandy beach at Alagadi 8 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ercan 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Fully fitted kitchen - oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
Dining table - seating for 8.
Iron and ironing board.
Lounge - open fire place, 2 sofas and armchairs, hi-fi.
Main bedroom - double bed, built in wardrobe, en-suite shower room and balcony.
Bedroom 2 - twin beds and built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 - twin beds and built in wardrobes.
TV room downstairs - sofa that converts into a double bed if needed, TV, DVD, 20mb Broadband, games and books.
Family bathroom - bath with shower over, sink and toilet
|Further details outdoors|
Sun loungers with cushions.
Outside dining facilities for 8.
Brick built BBQ.
Terraces at front and rear of villa and by the pool,giving sun and shade throughout the day.
n.b. there are railings around the pool with gates at either end but these gates do not have locks.
Meter readings will be taken at the start and finish of the letting period.Electricity up to 250 units per week is included and this is normally more than adequate for average usage providing air-conditioning and the immersion heater are not used excessively. Unfortunately it has been necessary to take this approach due to the high cost of electricity in Northern Cyprus.
20mb broadband included but can be switched off if you want an internet free week.
Towels and Linen are included. Please do not use these towels by the pool.
High Chair and Cot are available.
Some comments from our guest book:
"Blue skies, Efes beer and olives by the pool and a swim in the sea-what more could you want in October?! We feel we've seen some of the unspoilt Cyprus." Neil and Chris (Oct 2007)
"It was all we expected and more." Heather and Robert (June 2010)
"The view from the pool is absolutely gorgeous. The villa is fab!" Julie and Andrew (April 2011)
"Had a lovely time here in Esentepe. Found some great restaurants, a couple in Esentepe and the others a little further afield." Susan (August 2011)
"Where do we start!! To sum it all up in a few words When can we come back?. We had a wide span of age 30-76 and all thoroughly enjoyed the villa and the surroundings. The pool was fantastic. All wanted a relaxing, stress free holiday and this fitted the bill exactly." Ron and Myra (September 2011)
"Weather great, relaxed around the pool most of the time." Kim and Tim (June 2012)
"Thanks for a fantastic holiday at this lovely villa-we hope we can come back another time." Mike and Emma (July 2012)
"The villa is lovely with everything you require. The pool is amazing on those long, hot days. Thanks for a lovely holiday stay in your villa. Would recommend to friends and family." Helen and Mick (August 2012)
The Kyrenia region
Northern Cyprus is the Mediterranean's best kept secret, with its historical sites and secluded sandy beaches. Loved for its slow pace of life and value for money, it combines a beautiful coastline and a sunny climate all year round. Sterling and the Euro are accepted currencies in Northern Cyprus however the local currency is the Turkish Lira.
Kyrenia or as it's called in Turkish, Girne, is the closest main town with its picturesque harbour and abundance of shops. You can walk around the harbour, have a drink, lunch or dinner and absorb the beauty of this fantastic place. There are several boat trips from the harbour including a sunset trip at about 6pm. In the harbour is the 9th century Byzantine castle, which houses the shipwreck museum, containing the remains of a 4th century BC ship and its cargo.
Close to the town centre is Bellapais, where Laurence Durrell lived and wrote the classic Bitter Lemons. In Bellapais there is a 14th century Abbey, giving spectacular views over land and sea.
The Besparmak mountain range is home to some ancient castles including St Hilarion which is said to be Walt Disney's inspiration for the Magic Kingdom in Sleeping Beauty.
The District of Kyrenia has many restaurants, bars, nightclubs and casinos.
The coastline is famed for its breeding programme of Green and Loggerhead Turtles. You will find a turtle conservation area at Alagadi beach, where you can book a trip to observe the turtles laying and hatching their offspring between May and July.
The Kyrenia area is also situated in an excellent location to explore the rest of Northern Cyprus including the Karpas peninsular (with it's wild donkeys and deserted beaches), Famugusta, Nicosia and the southern area around Guzelyurt.
Esentepe is located about 20 minutes east of Kyrenia. This quaint village is just 2 kilometres from the villa. The village has numerous small local bars, restaurants serving excellent food and a mini-market. The locals are very friendly and welcoming. A larger supermarket is located on the coast road, just 5 minutes drive away.
There is always something going on at one of the bars and at the beginning of June the village hosts the Apricot Festival with various events going on all week.
A short drive down the road is the Korineum Golf and Country Club, boasting a superb 18 hole championship golf course, driving range and 3 practice holes. The luxurious club house has bars, restaurants and an excellent, reasonably priced spa offering a wide range of treatments. They also now have a beach club.
For cycling enthusiasts there is a way marked 230km Kyrenia Mountain trail just above Esentepe village. Cycle through beautiful pine forests, best time October to April. Alternatively cycle along the old coastal road , east of Esentepe towards the Karpas Peninsular where traffic is light. Bikes can be hired in Kyrenia.
There are a selection of uncrowded beaches and if you wish to explore further you may even find some beaches to yourself. Other activities within easy reach are Diving, Sailing, Trekking, Cycling, Fishing, Horse Riding, Go Karting and if you fancy a flutter, numerous Casinos. Within a 15 minute drive west you can have a day at the Octopus Aqua Park. If you drive east from the villa you will travel through numerous small villages, each with their own charm, until you come to the Karpas region, where you can observe wild donkeys or laze on a deserted beach.
Driving west from the villa you will pass the Golf Club on your left, various beaches on your right and come to Vogue resort and the Acapulco resort. For a reasonable fee you can use their superb beaches with sun beds, parasols and cafe bars and have access to jet skiing, paragliding and other water sports.
If you are after night-life take a trip into Kyrenia.
Ercan Airport 40 mins
Larnaca Airport 1hr 30 mins
Kyrenia (Girne) 25 mins
Esentepe Village 4 mins
Nearest Restaurant 4 mins
Nearest Bars 4 mins
Beach (Various) 10 mins
Golf Course 10 mins
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8 Sep 2014
"Lovely villa, great pool and some magical experiences"
We were concerned that a holiday in August in Cyprus would be too hot however this lovely villa is set up in the hills and so there was a gentle breeze and lots of natural shade around the pool to comfortably relax on a lounger whilst the children played in the pool (which is more than large enough for 2 families). The villa itself is very comfortable and tastefully furnished.
The views from the pool and the dining area are beautiful and bbq's by the pool under the stars were magical.
The local village, supermarkets and restaurants are a short drive away so you do need a hire car but they are well stocked and very cheap.
There are various things to do in the area. Turtles nest on a beach just a short drive away and we watched a nest excavation and then released turtles that evening. There are boat trips from Kyrena (30 mins drive) which take you along the coast and offer snorkling (take your own masks and fins if you have them). Bel a Pays is also worth a visit. Its a pretty village up in the mountains above Kyrena and offers stunning views. Get up there early eve for a drink and meal whilst watching the sun set.
All in all a very special holiday, thank you.
23 Apr 2014
A very nice villa, lovely views and great pool. Had a very enjoyable long weekend with my family. It is a little way out, but very peaceful.
10 Sep 2012
"Hot Hot Hot"
We booked 2 weeks at this fantastic Villa and we were not disappiont.
It is well equipped, clean and a good size. There was only three of us in our party but the property is certainly spacious enough for 8 people. Lovely furniture, comfortable beds, very much a home from home.
Whilst you require a car to get around the villa is nicely positioned, with spectacular views.
The weather during August was very hot so the pool was perfect for cooling down.
Reasonably private, we were not over looked so could relax but we could our neighbours chatting. Not too much of a problem.
We had a great holiday.
Tracey was easily contacted and promptly replied with any queries. Would definately recommend.
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