Villa Baba is located in a quiet residential area with a mixture of local Cypriot and British residents. Built in a former olive grove and completed in 2006, the villa has been decorated with a mixture of local handmade and modern furniture. The villa stands in a very large garden, which has been designed by local a garden designer using native trees and shrubs, blending with the original olive trees. The garden has a large 10x5m overflow swimming pool with outside shower.
Flights: Ercan Airport located 40 min. drive away, is Northern Cyprus's international airport. Manchester, Stansted and a number of other airports offer direct flights, transfer is usually free if you are booking car hire. Larnaca, in the south of the island, offers more flights and is usually cheaper. Again, the taxi is approximately 60 min. Please note you will not be able to pick up a hire car from Larnaca, due to insurance, you can however, pick up a hire car from Ercan if required. We can arrange taxi from both airports and car hire on if required. The local managing agent will meet you at the villa with keys and provide you with a welcome pack of essentials. She will be available to answer any questions or queries you may have during your stay.
Getting around: The villa is in walking distance to the sea, shops, bars and restaurants and there is a very good local bus service which will pick up and drop anywhere along the main road. However, to see the real Northern Cyprus and explore the many attractions a car is essential. they also drive on the left which makes getting around very easy. The roads are quite good, but please be aware of speed limits as there are a number of speed cameras along the main from Lapta at Kyrenia.
Further information: Northern Cyprus has a wonderful climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year with the temperature rarely dropping below 70F from May to September. The people are very friendly and helpful, with many of them speaking English. Children are particularly welcomed in restaurants and are well catered for. Northern Cyprus is still relatively unspoilt with no big fast food chains present, although you can purchase British favourites at the local supermarkets. The currency is the Turkish Lira and all major credit cards area accepted.
The villa is within a short walk of Galip's Cove Beach and Hotel Sempati, with it's Diving School and friendly restaurant and bar. The picturesque back-drop to the villa is the Kyrenia mountain range, where the village of Lapta is located just a 5 min. drive away from the villa. Locally there is entertainment for all age groups including; Escape Beach Resort, with numerous water sports, Aqua Park, walking and cycling in the beautiful mountains, and miles of empty beaches to name but a few. A local market 5 min. walk from the villa for essentials and supermarkets for all your needs 5 min. drive. A short drive and you will arrive in Kyrenia with its famous 'horse-shoe' harbour and Castle. Sit around the harbour in one of its many restaurants and bars during the day or evening, or wander around the narrow side streets shopping for local souvenirs. Alternatively, drive up to Bellapais and refresh yourself under the 'Tree of Idleness' as described in Bitter Lemons by Lawrence Durrell.
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