|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Open plan lounge / kitchen & dining area comprising:
Kitchen: Washing Machine, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Fridge /Freezer.
Lounge: Satellite TV, CD/DVD player, iPod Docking station. Dining Facilities, leading onto patio / pool area.
2 Bedrooms: 1 twin & 1 double. Both with AC / heating units.
Bathroom with toilet, sink and bath/shower.
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room, king-size bed & AC / heating units. French style patio style doors lead out onto the upstairs balcony area, with superb elevated views over the village of Alagadi, towards the sea in front and the mountains behind.
There is a Turkcell Pay As You Go mobile for the use of guests making local calls to the villa manager or making restaurant reservations. Limited Wi-Fi is available at the villa but most restaurants offer free unlimited Wi-Fi access.
Landscaped garden with large areas of flag paving, covered patio dining area with large free-standing BBQ, 8m*4m infinity pool, sunloungers and towels for 6 people and large parasol shading. The villa has its own off-road car parking area.
The villa has the services of a house manager, Denise Phillips, who has lived in TRNC for 30+years. She can arrange private taxi transfers from local airports and car hire for guests also welcome food packs.
We had a lovely two weeks in Villa Donatello (VDT), a very comfortable villa in a good location, a short walk from Alagadi Turtle Beach. The booking and travel arrangements went very smoothly. (If you have any concerns, about booking via this website, do speak to the owner (contact details on site) as you will then be reassured. ) We flew into Larnaca (there are other flights via Turkey etc) and had a Sevener taxi drive us into TRNC to the villa, where the hire car was waiting for us – it was all very smooth and professional (thank you Derek & Denise).
Our favourite places included sun rise at Alagadi Turtle beach; the Karpaz Peninsula especially the Eco lodge in Dipkarpaz and Golden Sands Beach; Bellapais Monastery (& Deidre’s place up the hill: Gardens of Irini), St. Katleen’s restaurant in village; LEFKOSA & NICOSIA (always fantastic!), Vouni, Farmagusta ghost town (Varosha), and of course, VDT … I could go on, and we hope to return to VDT & TRNC ☺
PS Weather was great so we used the well-maintained pool a lot! Thank you once again :)
This was our second time to Northern Cyprus, first time to villa Donatello which certainly exceeded all expectations.
Villa Donatello is very relaxing, comfortable, spacious, well equipped & tastefully done - one of the nicest we've ever stayed in. The pool; always clean & inviting. The panoramic views are absolutely stunning. The smell of Rosemary & Jasmine that greets you on the way up the stairs to the villa, (especially in the evenings) pleasantly surprises every time. The beautiful array of plants & flowers around the villa - definitely the best garden in the village. The lizards there are so many, always there, they never cease to amaze. Poppy the stray cat - please look after her-but watch out she gets right under your feet!
We would recommend…
You definitely need a car as there are no shops supermarkets close by. We would recommend Servener for Taxi transfers and car hire: email@example.com
The turtle project - literally on the doorstep- you need to phone at 12 (be persistent keep calling you'll get through in the end) to book a place for 20.00 or 22.00. Releasing baby turtles into the sea, was very informative & magical, the young students are doing such a fantastic job tel: 05338725350
Favourite Restaurants / takeaway
Bella Moon in Bellapaise - will not disappoint. Our favourite by far, second year running. A family run business, great setting, very good consistent food & service.
Levant in karmi , good food, service & setting.
Hurma, good food & service
Remzi's esentepe village, family run, great setting & service
Benoz, good consistent food, family run, friendly service
Turtle paradise restaurant & bar, good food, friendly service & free internet/Wi-Fi ( villa Donatello has a dongle/ pay as you go, which can work out very expensive especially if you rely on it for work & have teenagers)...
Saltys fish & chips
The furthest Turtle Beach going towards Esentepe, (after Turtle Paradise Restaurant & Bar) look for brown sign on the left of road, approx 3 miles way
Beach behind Blue Dream supermarket Esentepe
Escape Beach if you want paragliding, jet-skying, banana boat etc. can be quite expensive for family but worth it
Golden beach, karpaz
Main question is would we go back? Would we recommend?
YES WE WOULD
We had a great holiday, probably one of the best.....
Thanks so much Derek, Jo, David, Denise and Andy for making our holiday so special
Nick, Amanda, Milly & Burt. Oxford
What a fabulous trip. We had a wonderful time in this clean spacious, well-equipped villa. Organisation is smooth and efficient by people who seem to genuinely care that you have a good time-and we did! Always there if you want them- even leave a mobile and their number so that you can contact them!
The villa is raised above the village, so beautiful views to mountains and sea and a breeze to cool you on the hottest days. The pool is wonderful- spent many hours in there whilst inhaling jasmine scent and watching geckos and lizards run up the walls. The snorkelling is also good-we saw bearded fireworms for the first time! Turtle releasing is a must from the information centre 5 minutes walk away. A unique experience! Supermarkets and Girne Harbour are only a few minutes drive away if you feel the need for other people...we were happy with our own company and the mountains most of the time. A drive to Buffavento and also the mountain visitor centre is a must- the sound of the cicadas was deafening- and to think they only live for 24 hours as an adult beetle then die- poor things- they deserve to be heard!!
I have no hesitation in recommending this villa- just wish we were in the position to return. However, we now have our memories-thank you! xx
The last time we were at Donatello was June 2013 it was our 3rd visit , and it never disappoints, to begin with it had everything you would need for a relaxing holiday in the sun , but the owners are always thinking of ways to improve your experience, one example this year is the addition of WIFI, if you need to keep in the 'loop'. Everything is clean and well maintained , including the pool where the water is always spot on , the owner to customer care makes the holiday worry free, you can just relax, and absorb the peaceful village location, Restaurants are just ten minute walk , we prefer BENOZ, good food, very pleasant surroundings, really nice family who run it , various types of cuisine available on road to Kyrenia, very nice Thai restaurant 15 mins by car called the Bow Thai, for example. Can't wait for September ......for our fourth visit. Tom Richards & family , North Wales
Just returned from a 2 week holiday at Villa Donatello. We regularly rent villas for our holidays and this was the best by far. The booking process with Derek is so easy as is the transfer and car hire booking with Denise, neither can do enough for you and are so helpful and knowledgeable.
The villa is so comfortable and everything has been thought of, there are lots of lovely little extras too. The beds and pillows are so comfy with good quality bed linen and towels. The kitchen is well equipped and there are plenty of books and dvds. There is also lots of helpful information there about the villa and places to visit.
The patio and pool area are very private, the pool has a shallow end too which a lot of villas don't have. It is in the sun all day but there is shade if you want it.
The beach is less than 10 mins walk and has a café and WCs, it is a lovely beach and was peaceful and quiet. There are 3 restaurants in the village all less than 5 mins walk and plenty to chose from up on the top road if you don't mind driving.
If you can pull yourself away from the pool there are lots of lovely places to visit and driving about is really easy and safe.
We have recommended the villa to friends and we will definitely be going back.
Just returned from 2 weeks holiday at Villa Donatello and cant wait to go back. The whole booking process, transfer and car hire was so easy due to Derek and Denise, they couldn't do more for you and whilst you are there you know there is help if you need it (luckily we didn't). We regularly rent villas and this was the best by far, every comfort you need and lovely little extras. The beds and pillows are so comfy with good quality bedding and towels. We got plenty of use out of the pool, it is in the sun all day but shade too if you want it. Turtle Beach is less than 10 mins walk and it is lovely with a café as well, 3 restaurants in the village, all less than 5 mins walk. Have no hesitation in recommending it and cant wait to go back.
Alagadi is a small village situated about 15mins drive east of Kyrenia. Turtle beach is a 4/5 minute walk down to the sea and over to the right, and is the first ‘real’ beach on the coast east of Kyrenia, famous for the turtles which lay their eggs there during May/June. There is a snack bar on the beach for refreshments. The small single storey building with a turtle painted on it and visible from the villa on the outskirts of the village, is the local conservation group’s headquarters.
There are a couple of excellent restaurants in the village offering both local and 'European-style' food and wine at very reasonable cost. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.
Benoz's restaurant on the right hand side of the road as you enter the village, serving great mezze, fish and kebabs.
St. Kathleen’s restaurant is straight down in front of the villas, again serving great mezze, fish and kebas. People from all round the area come to both restaurants, especially for Sunday lunch.
Golf: 5 minutes drive from Alagadi situated on the coast at the foot of The Five Finger Mountain range near Esentepe, the prestigious Korineum Golf & Country Club is proud to be the first 18 holes golf course in North Cyprus. Carved from a natural forest of Umbrella Pines and Olive trees, amongst others, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea on one side, and breath taking views of the famous Five Finger Mountain range on the other, this makes for a truly memorable experience you will never forget.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||£250|
The rental rates do NOT include water and electricity charges. In order to secure the booking a bond is required, from which water and electricity charges will be deducted, plus any damages incurred from your stay. The bond is £250 for a 1 week stay and £350 for a 2 week stay (based on full occupancy). Any remaining balance will be returned to you after your holiday. This is an eco-friendly way of ensuring energy is not wasted during your stay.
The full rental cost is to be paid FOUR weeks before the start date of occupancy.
Please note it is the responsibility of guests to report any damage to the villa manager before vacating the villa.
Please also note passport ID is required to secure your booking.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.