Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Nestled into the foot of the mountains and located in a quiet area on the outskirts of the Karsiyaka village, this detached villa is beautifully furnished with all mod cons and marble floors. It offers 3 air-conditioned bedrooms, one with en-suite and private sea view balcony, plus 2 additional bathrooms.
The double patio doors off the lounge/diner gives an additional seating area to enjoy the beautiful gardens whilst dining outside and enjoying the fantastic coastline views, perfect for watching the stunning sunsets.
There are pretty gardens surrounding this property and a private 8x4 overflow swimming pool.
Everything you could need for a relaxing holiday in the sun.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Karsiyaka (Turtle Beach) 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||600 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ercan 45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The lounge/diner has ample comfortable seating and a wrought-iron table with six chairs to match, with 2 patio doors opening onto the sea side balcony. There is a large LCD TV, music centre and ipod docking station.
The modern kitchen with granite worksurfaces, comes fully equipped with everything you could possibly need should you decide to eat in. A drinks machine dispenses hot and cold water, and there is a dishwasher, microwave, etc etc.
Each bedroom has air-conditioning,electric fans wardrobes, a dressing table, mirrors and hairdryers.
|Further details outdoors||
The villa is surrounded by mature colourful gardens offering privacy but still allowing excellent views of the mountains and sea. The drive can provide parking for 2 cars and the gates can be closed if required.
The side terrace is ideal for relaxing and offers fantastic sea views, cane furniture relaxers, chairs and double sofa. To the back of the property is a patio area surrounding the pool and a stone dining table with 6 chairs and umbrella. There is also a stone built barbecue and 6 sunbeds.
A welcome pack will be provided and an English representative will be on hand to answer any questions and offer assistance where needed.
Please note that beach towels are not provided. If however you would like to save on your luggage allowance let us know and we can provide beach towels at a small cost.
The Kyrenia region
Kyrenia sits in the middle of a narrow coastal plain between the Bespamark mountains and the Mediterranean sea. The region has a reputation as one of the most beautiful holiday areas in the world, and yet it is completely unspoilt.
Whilst development has increased over the past few years the place retains a laid-back air with little crime and local people who enjoy a reputation for friendliness and hospitality - and they drive on the left! The highest section of the mountain range stretches about 15 miles to the east and west of Kyrenia. Further east is the Karpaz peninsular which has miles of almost empty beaches (some of which are used as nesting sites for turtles), and large areas of nature reserve.
North Cyprus enjoys a wonderful climate with long hot summers and short mild winters. Daytime winter temperature in January and February can still reach 20 centigrade (70 Fahrenheit). In the spring from late March to May the fields are green and full of wild flowers. Temperatures match the best English summers. During June, July and August temperatures average over 30 degrees (into the 90s) with seemingly endless days of sunshine whilst in September and October the temperature drops back to the 80s whilst the sea remains beautiful and warm.
Kyrenia harbour and castle:
The world-famous horse-shoe harbour with it's array of yachts and tourist pleasure boats is the focus of the town and is dominated by the walls of Kyrenia castle. The castle museum is fascinating and boasts the world's oldest shipwreck. There are numerous bars and restaurants in the town but it retains an air of calm and relaxation. We would be happy to arrange a boat trip,on a beautiful wooden Gulet, either during the day or the very popular evening 'curry cruise' .
St Hilarian castle:
The towers and ramparts which can be seen high above the town on the peaks of the mountains were built in Byzantine times (along with nearby Buffavento and Kantara castles) and further fortified by the Crusaders. It is reputedly the inspiration for Walt Disney's Snow White castle.
Bellapais sits about 3 miles outside Kyrenia. The picturesque town is dominated by it's monastery and is a wonderful place to explore and then admire the spectacular views whilst enjoying lunch at one of the local restaurants.
Salamis and Famagusta:
Salamis is on the east coast and is about a 2 hour drive. It is a truly amazing ancient city with a spectacular theatre, massive gymnasium and extensive Roman baths. After your visit cross the road and have a swim at the lovely beach. A few miles south is the walled city of Famagusta where you can walk along the city ramparts and explore narrow streets.
Definitely worth a trip to see the fine examples of Venetian,Gothic and Ottoman architecture. The Selimiye Mosque and Buyuk Han (Great Inn) are beautiful buildings that are surrounded with restaurants where you can sit outside and soak up the atmosphere. Take your passport with you and you can sample an even wider variety of shops by walking across the border at Ledra Palace into South Cyprus.
Karsiyaka sits astride the coastal highway about 10 miles west of Kyrenia below the Western end of the Bespamark mountains. The villa is about 1 mile from the road in the upper part of the village with it's landmark mosque. In the village there are small shops and a couple of local cafes.
Karsiyaka is a quiet unspoilt village, but there is a large variety of bars and restaurants in the next village of Lapta (about 3 miles), Alsancak (5 miles), and indeed all the way along the coast road to Kyrenia.
There is an easily accessed public beach a few minutes drive from the villa with good parking, bar and cafe. This is also a turtle nesting beach and you can visit the organised Turtle releases. There are numerous beaches all along the local coast and it's possible to explore along coast lanes and find your own empty cove or beach. Some of the prime beaches charge a small fee. All hotels allow the use of their beaches for a similar fee.
Apart from the attractions of the seaside if you travel 10 minutes into the mountains above the village then you will find yourself in a completely different, almost Alpine, world of pine forest, rocky outcrops and goat herds - a paradise for walkers and nature lovers.
Other activities available include the beautiful new championship golf course which is about a 30 minute drive. Fishing trips can be arranged and there are several diving schools in the area. There are excellent boat excursions departing from Kyrenia harbour plus more exotic pursuits such as paragliding.