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A superb villa with private pool, large mature garden and quiet location.

Barry Ainsworth

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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A superb villa with private pool, large mature garden and quiet location.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Lapta Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), sleeps 6.

Orchid Villa has stunning views of the mountains, the sea is nearby and is situated in a small, quiet development of three villas. It was completed in July 2005 on a large 1000 square metres plot which has been landscaped retaining mature olive trees and planted with numerous specimen plants. The villa benefits from a private 10m x 5m overflow swimming pool and is ideally located for both beach/ pool side holidays as well as a more active type holiday. Set near local amenities and the village of Lapta, the villa is also perfectly situated for exploring the unspoilt coastal and mountain scenery on the island. The town of Kyrenia/Girne is a 25 minutes drive away and its historic harbour, named one of the most beautiful in the world, offers a wide choice of lively bars and restaurants. A few minutes drive will take you to several friendly taverna-type restaurant set on the waterfront with lovely sandy beaches. A small supermarket and several restaurants and bars are only a short walk away

Flights and arrival: There are two possible airports for flights into Cyprus, Ercan in the north and Larnaca airport in the south (we do not recommend Paphos airport as this requires long transfer times) Larnaca can be a better choice as there are a wider range of fares and flights arriving from the UK. There are regular special offers on flights which make the taxi fare from Larnaca (currently £60 each way for 4 seater) to the villa worthwhile. However Ercan airport is more conveniently located and accessible from a number of UK airports (Manchester and Stansted amongst others). We can arrange for a taxi to meet you at Ercan (£35) or Larnaca airport and bring you to the villa. Our managing agent will meet with you at the villa and answer any queries you may have. There will also be a welcome pack of essentials waiting for you. You will find information on use of equipment in the villa and some recommended restaurants.

Travel: The villa is only a short walk from the main road, and small buses travel frequently into Kyrenia (also known as Girne and this name is used on the buses) and beyond. For exploring North Cyprus however, a car is essential. There are a number of car hire companies available to you, but if you wish, we can arrange for a competitively priced car hire during your stay. The car will be delivered to and collected from the villa, or, if Ercan is your arrival airport, you may collect and return the car there if that's a better oprion for you. Just contact us for details. Please note that car hire from Larnaca airport is difficult to arrange due to cross border insurance problems. but there's no harm in checking online if you would prefer that option.

Further details: Northern Cyprus is blessed with one of the most pleasing climate in the whole of Europe. The winters are mild, and rarely extend beyond February, and with over 300 days of sunshine a year the temperatures can reach 70F as early as March. In April and May Northern Cyprus is at its most beautiful with fields of wild flowers in full bloom. June, July and August are the hottest months and are ideal for sun worshippers. September and October are the most popular months when the weather is still warm (rarely below 80F) but the evening are pleasantly cooler.

Northern Cyprus is very safe. The people are warm and welcoming and English is widely spoken. Sterling is accepted in some shops and restaurants, but you will also need Turkish Lira. If in doubt, have Lira. Cash machines are readily available.

The villa's electricity system is equiped with standard English three pin sockets. so if guests take any items requiring a two pin socket an adaptor is required,

Driving in all of Cyprus is on the left.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Barry Ainsworth (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

April 2007

We had a great holiday there and we were very pleased with the villa and the quality of all of the appliances. We found the villa to be immaculately clean and tidy when we arrived. The swimming pool was wonderful. Your neighbours Brian and Angela were very friendly and always helpful and informative. Cemal was a great character and very helpful in showing us the local way of life and also teaching us how to make some of his delicious fresh lemonade. Once again many thanks for the use of such a lovely villa. We envy you - especially that beautiful swimming pool in the hot Cyprus sunshine.

Glyn Walters

2006 comment

We had an enjoyable stay in Orchid Villa and many thanks for the arrangements - taxis and hire cars - which all worked well. We were blessed with excellent weather and please pass on our best wishes to your neighbours who were very friendly.

Kind regards

Ian & Helen
Nov 2007
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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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A superb villa with private pool, large mature garden and quiet location.
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Orchid Villa was superb. We found the Villa very comfortable, spacious and airy. It was clean and tidy and had all the equipment we needed. The surrounding gardens were pretty with an abundance of colour and aromas. Although we were there mid October, we used the pool everyday and it was regularly maintained during our visit. The owners were extremely helpful and organised airport transfers and car hire for us - which worked exceptionally well. Christina who kindly met us at the Villa on our arrival was extremely thoughtful to our needs and it was nice to know she was close by. Lots of lovely and reasonable restaurants all around. Friendly bars and mini market within easy walking distance. Kyrenia (Girne) is worth a visit at night and during the day. We had an exciting evening at one of the Casinos - found it a little daunting at first but soon got to grips with it all - great fun and we all came out winners!!!! Brilliant holiday and we would be happy to recommend Orchid Villa to friends and family. We hope to be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

perfect location for a quiet & private vacation

  • 4 of 5

The property is light & spacious and the gardens are well established. The villa was built in an old olive grove and there are some lovely examples in the gardens themselves. It is a very private villa but also close to the coast rd making it easy to get about. The mountains are stunning which is the back drop of the propery and all in all the setting is perfect. The pool is large and south facing and very clean and for those that like cooking themselves then the outside bbq is great addition. What more could you want.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Well equipped villa with a fabulous pool!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is large, comfortable, well equipped and has a fabulous pool. There was a welcome pack awaiting our arrival which was indeed, welcome! There are 2 small supermarkets nearby with the larger ones a few minutes drive or dolmus ride away. The local bar, JKs, only a couple of minutes walk away showed the World Cup games on a large outdoor screen so we could keep abreast of England's fortunes. There is a local dive school and beach at the bottom of the road opposite JKs if you fancy either. Sardunya Bay is an easy 20 minute stroll and has a sandy beach, cafe bar and free wi-fi. a good combination! Silver Rocks is most definitely a must, be warned, there are no small portions here! The food is lovely, the waiters friendly and the views are amazing. A fabulous place to have dinner and watch the sun set. Walk there to work up an appetite and walk back to work some of the food off!

Back at the villa, breakfast on the back terrace in the comfy director chairs, lunch and pre dinner drinks by the pool and an evening bbq on the back terrace keep one in the shade - a requisite at times!! The private pool was a welcome luxury during our stay given the fabulous weather we had while we were there.

We found the villa well placed for a quiet, relaxing holiday and as a fabulous base from which to explore the surrounding areas. We travelled to Kyrenia and Famagusta during our stay, both are easy to find and lovely to spend the day exploring. The harbour and castle in Kyrenia were very picturesque and the historic ruins in the walled city in Famagusta were incredibly interesting. Lunch in the square opposite the old cathedral was a picturesque place to start our exploration of Famagusta. Parking was free in Famagusta.

We loved our stay and came home relaxed and refreshed. We would recommend the villa to all our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Lovely villa in a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely holiday in this villa which was the perfect base for our exploration of the north of the island. Villa had everything we could possibly hope for - a real home from home. The welcome pack was a welcome start to our stay & exceded our expectation - Cheers Barry !!!

The Lapta area was had several bars and restaurants (avoid Flippers) A favourite place for us was the Botanic Garden in Lapta a lovely eccentric place off the beaten track.

We thoroughly enjoyed discovering hidden bays & beaches from Guzelyurt to the Karpaz - the astounding Salamis, beautiful Bellapais and the harbour at Kyrenia but always home for a dip in the gorgeous pool and relax on the shade of the verandah.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Channel Islands

Island to Island

  • 4 of 5

This was our first family (2 adults and 2 children (aged 12 and 13) trip to Northern Cyprus and we had a fabulous time.

The villa was a perfect base to explore from and provided all you needed in the way of accommodation. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was a necessity considering the heat we experienced which still enabled us to get a good night's sleep!! The dining area by the pool - always in the shade - was great for enjoying meals outside and for playing cards into the evening. The pool was "amazing" according the children and must admit was perfect for all of us to cool down in and relaxing. Having "sun-downers" by the pool in the early evening was lovely and a great way to finish each day.

Christine was star, on meeting us at the villa and giving us info regarding restaurants, beaches etc., She was also great in ensuring we always had water and that the pool was full!! Brian and Ang (next door), lovely people, helping with advice re where to visit.

We did visit several places. Bellapais Abbey was beautiful and well worth a visit. The restaurant within the grounds is worth it not only for the view but also great food! We would recommend hiring a car as you can see more of the island and appreciate how beautiful it is. The harbour area of Girne is lovely to enjoy a meal while soaking up the atmosphere.

We did visit Escape Beach (entrance fee payable) but it was sunbed next to sunbed and very busy (although food was good) we loved getting back to the villa and jumping in the pool - but it depends what you like.

Locally we tried several restaurants, family favourite being the Punjab for an excellent curry, plus Tempo (behind Tempo supermarket).

All in all a great holiday, villa was everything it said it was and great for us. Would certainly recommend to friends.


  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
West Sussex England

Our stay @ Villa Orchid Lapta

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely Villa 12-26th June 2010. The Villa is lovely well equipped and with lovely neighbours who are residents and have a wealth of information and local knowledge without being intrusive . you can walk to a nice bar for a drink and several nice places to eat within walking distance, with lots more just a short drive away. Our favourites being

Vina Vicci the italian. Silver rocks great food and beautiful setting. Tempo which you will find tucked away behind the Tempo supermarket. We visited Famagusta lovely Beach and also had a fab lunch. Kyrenia has a lovely Harbour and also had fab meal in a truly beautiful location. Bellapais Abbey with fantastic views also nice lunch.

Nicosia/Lefkosa did not get to see to much as it was just to hot a day to

walk around. We found the local people very friendly and would always do their best to help you if needed. All in all we had a lovely relaxing holiday in a lovely clean and well presented villa with a fabulous swimming pool and garden area. I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a laid back relaxing holiday you just wont go wrong.

Barry the owner arranged our transfers from Larnaca to the Villa and back our car hire and was most helpful with nothing being any problem

Eileen & John [West Sussex]

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Located in a quiet residential area close to the village of Lapta the villa is only 500metres from Galip's Cove beach resort. The villa is also a short walking distance from the Hotel Sempati with its pool and friendly restaurant and bar. A new feature for 2012 was a flat green bowling centre with bar and restaurant only 200 metres from the villa. A 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk take you to Sardunya Bay with its sandy beach and cafe/bar with free WiFi. For a wider range of day time activities the LA Hotel, with its large sandy cove and the Escape Beach Resort are just a short drive away. There are well stocked supermarkets within easy reach and a corner shop close by. Several restaurants and bars are to be found in the locality (Silver Rocks by the sea is a must), others of different nationalities between Lapta and Kyrenia (also known as Girne), and many more in Kyrenia and Bellapais, a beautiful village described in Lawrence Durrell's novel 'Bitter Lemons'.


Rates & Availability

From £400 Per week

Lapta Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1 2015
Apr 25 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £100
Notes Bookings made within the 8 week period must be paid in full. In cases of cancellation the booking deposit is non-returnable. LATE AVAILABILITY BOOKINGS are available with DISCOUNTS - check availability chart, then contact the owners.
ALL PRICES QUOTED ARE FULLY INCLUSIVE AND BASED UPON FOUR PERSONS STAYING PER WEEK. Additional guests to a maximum of six £25 each extra per week. Fewer guests than four £25 each less per week. A £200 deposit is payable on booking with remaining balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. A £100 returnable deposit is required against breakages and/or damage, and for any additional costs.
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Lapta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The tiles, washbasin, toilet and shower unit in each bathroom are of quality Italian design and manufacture.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The comfortable bedrooms have been furnished with handcrafted beds and tables and have been tastefully decorated. They all have ample built-in wardrobes and drawer storage space as well as air conditioning. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and mountain views, whilst the other 2 bedrooms enjoy pool/garden views. There are 2 oil filled electric radiators and the air conditioning units in the bedrooms will provide heating during the cooler winter months if required. An ironing board and iron are provided for your convenience.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Facing the private pool, there is a raised terrace leading from the lounge which is an ideal place for outdoor eating during the summer months, a large table and 6 chairs are provided for this purpose. The built-in barbeque is located to the side on another large terrace with garden and mountain views. A table, director chairs and a parasol provide perfect accommodation for an aperitif before dinner. Satellite television and CD/tape/radio player are provided for those nights in. The property benefits from aluminium shutters, double glazing, a large fireplace and cavity wall insulation.

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