FRUIT TREE VILLA LAPTA HOLIDAY HOMES 3 double bedrooms
Ticked all the boxes couldn't have asked for better, location,villa or friendly owners. Very helpful.
We had a fantastic stay, location was superb with amazing gardens full of fruit trees, Very quite setting, The owner was extremely welcoming and helpful with any of our needs. Would highly recommend this holiday home to anyone, a great central base for what ever you want from northern Cyprus, beach, lazing or sight seeing. We are going back for Xmas …
Lapta Villa, 3 SEBOY Street in Lapu
Lovely, spacious villa.
We had a very enjoyable, relaxing 2 weeks in the villa. It really is a very lovely, spacious, private villa. It has everything you could want, large comfortable beds, all amenities in the kitchen and plenty of TV's if you want them. There is a lovely large clean pool which we used daily and a well kept garden. We ate out several times during our stay mainly along the Lapta strip a favourite was Silver Rocks and Veni Vechi a nice Italian. We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone needing a relaxing holiday. …
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Although we have stayed in North Cyprus many times, this was our first time in the Lapta area. We were looking for somewhere with a sea-view and close to the Coastal Walkway so this apartment seemed to fit the bill.
The apartment is in a good position right next to the sea overlooking the enormous swimming pool. It is well equipped and very comfortable. Unfortunately we had to spend most of our first day sorting out several problems.
The only key provided was to the apartment itself; we couldn't access the roof terrace (which was locked) and the permanent residents downstairs locked the front door on an evening which we did not have a key for, and had to locate a back entrance to get back into the apartment. Anyone arriving on their first day after this door had been locked wouldn't know how to access the apartment! (we never received a key to this door during the whole of our stay).
Water was an ongoing problem. First we couldn't get any hot water and then the water stopped altogether. The solution by the maintenance people was to fill the water tank with a garden hose every couple of days!
On arrival, there was no WiFi and we had to wait in the apartment for a new system to be installed. An inconvenience we could have done without.
We finally got a key to the roof terrace with fantastic views to the sea and mountains. However, the whole area was a mess being untidy and dirty. Of the three terrace lights one was completely missing. one was hanging off the wall and the third didn't work at all. Of the three sunbeds two were cracked and there were no sunbed cushions provided, so uncomfortable to lie on. We pointed out these problems to the maintenance people and they did send a cleaner to tidy up but nothing else was addressed.
The TV never worked and the maintenance guys didn't seem interested in assisting with this.
The communal area needed attention. The ceiling lights for the stairwell were all hanging down by their wires and never worked on a night so, a torch was needed to climb the stairs back to the apartment.
All the apartments in the complex were apparently privately owned however, the majority now seem to have been bought by Russians and it felt like you were in a Russian enclave. The apartment below had a rather untidy Russian family living there permanently with shoes, clothes and toys spilling out into the entrance of the apartment block, not a welcoming sight on arrival.
No welcome pack is provided, not even a bottle of water so anyone arriving after the supermarkets have closed - tough luck. If arriving by taxi, with no hire car then the nearest supermarket is a good 20 minutes walk away, so be warned!
We did enjoy our stay; the apartment itself is in very good condition and it was very clean and well looked after. The pool is massive however, there are no sunbeds to laze on after a swim which is a bit inconvenient. The 3km Coastal Walkway is directly in front of the apartment and we walked along this every morning to Ziggy's Coastal Cafe for breakfast.
You really do need a car as the nearest bar - the Olive Press Bowling Club is a 10 minutes walk away and JK's Bar a further 10 minutes as is the nearest mini-market. The restaurants along the Lapta 'strip' would probably take at least 25 minutes to walk, maybe more although they are in the process of extending the Coastal Walkway right up to the 'strip'.
We were only here for a week before moving on to Karaman and then Bellapaise. It was just about long enough so that we could be close to several excellent restaurants (by car) such as Silver Rocks and Calamari.
If you want a well appointed apartment with spectacular sea and mountain views and a large swimming pool, reasonably close to a good choice of bars and restaurants (by car), then this is a good choice. …