Lapta Pines,Lapta Oceanside
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Apartment will sleep 6 persons has an open plan lounge /diner .has been newly furnished with quality furniture,entire apartment is fully tiled in marble, .a well appointed spacious kitchen with L -shaped worktop/cabinets .french windows leading to a large patio with turkish stone BBQ stunning views over the coastline and mountain range and mainland turkey. sunsets to remember. beautiful pool area with separate children's pool just 50m walk away. various walks from apartments in most directions especially along the coastline. Many fields close by growing olive and lemon trees.beaches close by are Camelot, Sun-set and Escape .very upmarket with all facilities .speed boat hire ,diving, water skiing,quad biking banana ski,swimming pools,bars restaurants etc. hire of cushions and lounges including car parking about £3 perday!! An unspoilt/quiet beach just 15mins drive is horseshoe bay complete with its own fishermans cottage that will serve up 'catch of the day'. Situated right over the ocean. come stay with us you will not be dissapointed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Camelot,Sunset,& Escape, or Horseshoe bay 2 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ercan 30 km, Nearest railway: ?..coaches now available from erchan into kyrenia|
|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||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This is a relatively new apartment that has just been fully furnished to a very good specification. there are traventine marbe tiles throughout ,very well appointed kitchen and fully tiled bathrooms one en-suite. all rooms are fully air-conditioned if required. a very large outside patio and BBQ area which looks directly onto the kidney shaped pool.dramatic views of the Besparmark mountain range.there is also a very private patio off of the 2nd bedroom . Lovely views of the coast.,and mountainsThe seaside resort of Lapta just 1 kilometre away boast some really nice bars and restaurants ..most actually sit on the edge of the ocean itself . alternatively there are some really interesting old turkish villages just 5mins drive away ..they are Old Lapta and Alsanjak. there is a water park recently opened in lapta viliage,[5mins drive away] [and there are mini waterparks available in both Riverside holiday villiage and Accapulco Beach hotel.Recently opened is the only bowling club [bowls ] in the whole of cyprus 5 mins WALK away... including a nice bar and restaraunt .popular for early birds with breakfasts available . Most importantly is a recentley completed coastal path .. stroll west ......and end up and a quirky little bay with beach bar , finish off the evening with a nice brandy sour cocktail ... 8lira ... [ £2.50 !!] If you walk east a 9hole golf course [ is planned] with 3 grand hotels .
|Further details outdoors|
Lapta pines apartments are known as the 'flagship' development of n.cyprus. built on the 'oceanside' of lapta it is extremely spacious by comparison to some complex's, and all apts either have roof terraces or large patios/in private gardens all with stunning coastal and mountain range views. from here you can take a beautiful leisurely drive along the beach and end up in the fabulous 16th century harbour of kyrenia .with its low romantic lighting, antique fishing boats, and scores of international restaurants., also mosques and turkish baths are to be found. also continuing on you will find BELAPAIS ABBEY, then the 'karpaz' mile after mile of unspoiled unused golden beaches,turtle hatcheries,wild donkeys,and Hares, but above all an aquamarine ocean. seek out a basic hotel, some on the beach ,[oasis], where the owner will cook for you under the stars.but it is very very basic but you can have your own karpaz alsation dog that will guard the door all night [no extra charge]
A 20% deposit or £200 must be received by the owner before a booking can be secured. balance amount must be received no later than 1 month before arrival also .a £200 secruity/damage deposit must also accompany the balance ...this will be returned forthwidth [normaly within 10 days] after the cleaner/ manager report has been received. Because the cost of electricity has gone through the roof in trnc [higher than uk now ] it has been unfortunately necessary to charge the visitors for what is used . To clarify this, winter ,spring and autumn lets will run about £10 per week ... summer time lets when AIR-CONDITIONING is used .. could be around £25.00 a week or over ?.?DEPENDING ON HOW LOW YOU SET THE TEMPS on the remotes.[and how many bedrooms you use ]. it is strongly recomended to take a reading from the meter upon arrival and again upon departure [the meters are mounted in the entrance lobby within a wooden cabinet]...a comfortable setting is about 22/24 degrees .**the lower the setting the more it will cost .... electric will only be charged at the local electricity boards rate.** .and this will be deducted from your secruity deposit .
for those of you that have smart phones and tablets WI FI is now available . just top up the account .
full insect screening on all windows is being installed early july  contact james
The Kyrenia region
THE COASTAL WALKWAY [stage 1] IS NOW COMPLETE.AND ONLY 300 Metres away..Very unspoiled area, with dramatic views both from the mountains and towards the mountains.For 10months of the year it is pretty much rain free. .Some superb coastal drives and you will never be far from a friendly bar or restaurant.if you should take the rmountain ridge drive you will find Hilarian castle with breathtaking views i believe it dates back to the 12th century!! The actual harbour of kyenia with its fortress dates back to the 14th century.Its very unique, unspoilet,a myriad of international restaurants,mosques,turkish baths cobbled streets,they say the jewel of the med.[or the meds best kept secret ?] Some splendid locals haunts can be found where amazing deals can be experienced like 'Cenap' in old Alsanjack village ,24 courses for £12 !!...fantastic local wines in supermarkets for £5.00 local brandy 75cl £2.80.!! bottle of local Gin 45%proof about £4.00 per bottle !! At the moment turkish cyprus also called trnc. is without doubt the meditteraneans best kept secret ...its free from the euro and also Much cheaper than TURKEY !!. ..what more does one need ?
Just 20mins drive away from kyrenia 14th century harbour is Lapta oceanside,it is actually a tourist destination, it boasts several 5 star hotels, several casinos..all with restaurants,bars, and typical turkish folk nights.[a really good deal at about £15 per person including drinks!!]
Myself i favour several little oceans edge cafe's one being sardunya beach restaraunt [the Start of the coastal Walkway]......and the cabin and the calamari right on the waters edge tourist strip in lapta ...wow! many adjacent places with pools that sit right over the ocean some with jettys that go out to the sea with bars attached better bring your bathing suits ? Also a pretty good italian just opened up called 'veni vici'close by. Come back sit around the pool and watch the sunset !! Silver Rocks [formerly Shirley Valentines ] nice for early evening drinks sunsets and a pool with views over the ocean. also right on the waves . . Next day go into Old Lapta village and get a really good hair cut and shave for 15 lira [men only ] !!....Dont laugh but you really should try a Real Turkish Kebab in alsanjack 'Fast Food' ..the lamb is superb..! and i dont even like kebabs!,,.two mini water parks have recently opened are 'lapethos' in lapta villiage ,only 6/7 ,mins drive.[from your apartment].. the other is in the acapulco hotel which is situated close to a beach with aquasporting hire available...[jet skis etc] happy days eh ?? and not a euro in site ...!!
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8 Jul 2014
"Very good vacation"
Good accomodation and very nice appartments. The nearest beach is about 150 meters. Appartments are very close to Lapta seaside walkway. The one thing was missing - window anti-mosquitoes screens. But… More
thanks galina ... insect screens going in mid -july  along with wi-fi
,but glad you had a great time regardless... many thanks james
27 Mar 2014
"TRANQUILITY IN A BEAUTIFUL PART OF NORTH CYPRUS"
We have just returned from a very relaxing stay at A2 LAPTA PINES. The location and views from this Apartment were simply wonderful. The onsite Manager was most helpful and the site is well maintained… More
thanks mate ... tired old toaster duly 'noted ' but it has made some excellent toast albeit in the roman dynasty .. heehee regards and thanks james
27 Jan 2014
"A perfectly comfortable and relaxing place to stay in Cyprus"
Our wonderful first visit to Cyprus was complemented by this extremely well appointed, clean and comfortable accommodation in Lapta. Walking distance to amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea and just… More
thanks. girls ... you are welcome anytime ... as you are all belly- dancers we must organise an ''event' around the pool one night ... heehee james
12 Aug 2013
We stayed here for 5 weeks in May/June this year, we booked it with Owners Direct so dealt with the owner James personally. After a few initial problems which James sorted for us quickly and efficient… More
thanks pat ..... a very nice and appreciated review .. you are obviously most welcome anytime.!! cheers james
11 Oct 2012
"Great apartment with nice facilities in good location!"
Rented this apartment for just under 3 weeks from the owner, towards the end of September 2012. My first trip to the North of Cyprus, but certainly not my last.
Arriving very late in the evening, the owner very kindly offered a pick-up from the airport, for a small charge (less than local taxis), and was very helpful and polite.
The apartment was great, just as advertised: clean, tidy, modern and comfortable with plenty of space. Air-con in all the main areas, nicely equipped kitchen, and good bathrooms.
The pool in the centre of the garden area of the apartments was lovely. Always clean, and very refreshing for a swim, anytime during the day. The apartment is very close to the coastline, and there is a great new walkway (almost complete) that allows you to walk along the cliff-side and up to a couple of nice small beaches nearby.
The location of the apartment was what we wanted, being just out of the town, but not so far as to be a pain. A car is recommended for travelling about the island, but the local small buses are useful should you not want to drive.
There are also a few good beach clubs nearby, which are great to visit for the day, and restaurants/bars all the way into town. Also, one of the things my partner and I enjoyed the most was using the Barbecue at the apartment, which we did several times during our stay.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable stay at a very nice apartment, with a helpful and contactable owner, and I would recommend this apartment and it's neighbour for a pleasant stay in North Cyprus.
cheers mate . you are welcome anytime ... james
1 Oct 2012
"Relaxing holiday in Northern Cyprus"
My Friends and I have just returned from 10 nights in James' apartment at Lapta Pines. This was our first time in Northern Cyprus, which has grown on us during the length of our stay.James gave … More
thank you for the review .... all seems in order ... bedroom size is fine for an apartment especially the master and 2nd bedrooms . maybe bedroom 3[which is normally used by the children ].. is a little pokey . but can still get 2 single beds in and have room to spare . but you cant have everything ... at least it does have 3 beds and not 2 . which a lot of theses apartments by santa fe were built with . [se cyprus cove in particular] ..hope to see you again ? james
9 Sep 2012
"A lovely safe complex for families with children!"
This apartment is in a quiet complex off the beaten track, though still close to supermarkets and the beach. The pool is fabulous and just a few strides away! All you need for a very pleasant stay.… More
thank you for taking the time to put a review up... best regards james
21 Dec 2011
"A Great Place to Stay"
My partner and I brought my granddaughter and my godson with us on this trip and I did wonder whether there would be enough going on to keep them occupied, it was a needless worry as they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They were able to go off on their own to explore as the beach was only a stones throw away and the apartment was conveniently situated for us as well, as the local restaurants and shops were within walking distance. We hired a car for a few days to go further afield but in the main we took the local dolmus ( minibus) into Kyrenia as it was so cheap. If we chose to stay on site then we had the use of the huge swimming pool, which was floodlit at night, virtually on our doorstep and could relax in the attractive gardens. It was also nice to be able to cook a meal on the barbecue and eat outside. The views of the mountains from the apartment are amazing and it became my morning ritual to sit outside on the balcony with a cup of coffee and admire them.The apartment itself was extremely clean and very comfortably furnished, everything you could possibly need was supplied including satellite television. In fact, the whole site was very well maintained. I was also very impressed with the total cost our stay there, as having checked pricing I found Mr Lovell's the most competitive compared to other apartments in the area. I would most definitely stay there again in the future!
thank you so much for your major effort in overcoming all of the problems with trying to place a review on trip advisors web-site ..
i trust they will make it easier for future guests to add their comments ..but certsinly appreciate your review .... owner .
22 Nov 2011
Arrived in Cyprus for the first time...apartment everthing as described clean, well maintained and very well equipped, added bonus of a private walled garden with bbq and sun loungers etc.Very conveniently situated, walking distance to the beach and served by an excellent bus service into kyrenia and surrounding areas. Large and very well maintained pool, together with both stunning mountain and sea views. Best of both worlds here...very peaceful if thats what you require..but nightlife only a short distance away. Thanks James for a fab time here..back next year...
thank you maria for taking the time to 'review' greatly appreciated, james
16 Oct 2011
Stayed here for 3 weeks in August.
Complex was lovely, accmodation was very basic and dirty.
Poor service form owner and management company from start to finish.
Avoid at all costs, look elsewhere for other people who rent their properties out in the complex, to avoid being ripped off.
im suprised and shocked of the review from this guest. and would invite anyone to contact me to get the other side of the story ,after her substantialy chisling me down on my rental rate,knowing i was already the cheapest in the complex ,she still chose to sneak a 3rd adult in for, im told 10 days !!,, she allowed her children to track sand into all rooms and left approx 6 bin bags full of rubbish out on the patio for the cats to have fun with.my manager was furious. she screamed blue murder when she had to pay a whopping £8.00 for an extra tanker of water as the supply from the city resevoir could not keep up with their ''water use abuse''something which is frowned upon on the island, my manager found an air-con unit still running in a bedroom set at 16degrees! several hours after they had moved out ..needless to say the next bill was the highest electric bill i have ever had. i urge any owner DO NOT RENT TO THIS PERSON call me for details .like the saying goes you can never please all of the people all of the time..
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