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Bellapais luxury 5 bedroom villa, fabulous views, internet,garden,pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Short walk Abbey & restaurants, free WIFI, sleeps 10, 5 bedroom, 11x5m pool

Manzara, a detached well-appointed spacious villa that sleeps up to 10 adults is set on the hillside just below the picturesque village of Bellapais. Manzara offers 5 bedrooms each leading on to a balcony or terrace, 3 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, dining room, and large fully-equipped kitchen. All the bedrooms and upstairs satellite & DVD TV/sitting room have a/c units. Full length terraces on both floors afford spectacular views of the Mediterranean to the north, the mountains and Bellapais Abbey to the south. A detached villa set in delightful mature walled gardens which include a 5m X 11m swimming pool with sun-bathing terraces and sunbeds, barbeque and shaded dining area. To the rear is a shaded carport for 2+ cars. A ten minute drive takes you to the delightful unspoilt town of Kyrenia, its horseshoe harbour lined with restaurants. Superb deserted sandy beaches are twenty minute drive away. Supermarket nearby. Free 24/7 Internet access - bring your own laptop = WIFI at the pool.

Locate on Google Earth, 35°18'36.36'N 33°21'25.42E

Guests' comments: 'The position of the house is marvellous, with wide views from balconies on both the ground and upper floors, so breakfast and evening drinks were spent on different levels to enjoy the sunsets and the shade.'

'The house is in a great location - it is much preferable to be in the hills of Bellapais than down in Kyrenia.'

'We had a fantastic holiday and felt very at home in a lovely house.'

'Gorgeous garden - lots of Bougainvillea.'

'Even with two families we had masses of room.'

'The luxury and comfort made our holiday the best we've ever had.'

'We enjoyed watching the turtles laying their eggs at Turtle bay (Alagadi) only a short drive away.'

'This is a special, well-loved villa.'

Our aim is to make booking your holiday at Villa Manzara as simple as possible. We can help you with flight details, car hire arrangements and useful local information to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. Contact Vivienne by phone to ask any questions..

Eating Out: Eating out is one of the great pleasures in Northern Cyprus and visitors will be spoilt for choice with the huge number of restaurants available, at least seven in the small village of Bellapais alone and hundreds more throughout the Kyrenia area. Turkish cuisine is always plentiful and inexpensive and an absolute 'must' to try, but there are plenty of English, Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants too. Recommendations from both the owners and visitors will be found in the information pack left at the villa.

Flights and Car Hire: We can offer help with competitive car hire prices from our local car hire company. Please contact us if you need advice about flights and local attractions.

A car is essential as public transport is limited. However, to avoid driving, it is possible to utilise taxis and the local mini-bus services available. These can be arranged to collect you at the villa or adhoc pick up at the nearby Bellapais Abbey bus/taxi rank. We strongly recommend pre- booking your car. We can offer competitive rates, excellent service including free airport transfers and a wide range of vehicles. Your car will be delivered on your first morning when payment may be made in Sterling or Euros or with a debit or credit card. Please contact us for further details.

The local car hire company can also provide a taxi service to local locations, and several restaurants offer free local pick up and drop off services.

More Details

Vivienne Laing
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

Why Vivienne Laing chose Bellapais

We visited Northern Cyprus in 2006, as a side trip from Istanbul for our daughters 16th birthday. After a brief trip to the Karpaz, we realised that this was a special place, with really friendly locals. Bellapais village was enchanting and Manzara villa views made an impression on us, similar to Lawrence Durrell, when he wrote the first few chapters of his book 'Bitter Lemons' (which is available to read in the Manzara Villa Library).

What makes this villa unique

Having a balcony with french windows and a view for every bedroom is a special design feature of Manzara. We have tried to furnish the villa using locally sourced fabrics and artifacts. The hammock on the lower balcony is a special treat available for an afternoon siesta:). The extensive garden, with many fragrant & colourful plants, combined with the large private 11mx5m pool which is not overlooked by any neighbours is a rare bonus feature.


Bellapais Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • In addition to the two bathrooms upstairs, there is a toilet and shower room downstairs, located off the hall, close to the front door (useful for day visitors and the downstairs bedroom etc.)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds Also a 5th bedroom downstairs with double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twin beds. This room is suitable for our cot (available)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , King sized bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King sized bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 5 double bed, is on the ground floor. Upstairs, two doubles, to twins, to see photos. (Villa is advertised as only four bedrooms to simply appear in four bedroom searches). 3 bedrooms have fitted wardrobes giving plenty of storage space. One twin bedded room has a chest of drawers and wardrobe. All bedrooms including the sofa bedroom are fitted with air-conditioning / heating units and mosquito nets. All lead onto a private balcony or terrace. There is an environmentally friendly solar panel heating for hot water, backed up with an electric immerser as a back up (rarely needed in the summer!). The guests will be looked after by our excellent property maintenance agent (Barbara), who will prepare the beds for your arrival with towels etc. for use in the villa. Guests are requested to bring their own large beach towels for use at the pool (& beach). There are sun loungers and chairs by the poolside. WIFI is available throughout the villa and pool area
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is a shaded garden table with seating for 8-10 next to the barbecue for al fresco dining. Additional tables and chairs are sited on the covered veranda (leading off from the dining room /sitting) giving additional cool eating areas with superb views: Ideal for sundowners and looking at the panorama of twinkling lights down to Kyrenia's harbour. This is a no smoking property. If smokers are visiting, then please ask them to smoke outside only. There is only one access lane via the barbecue to the pool, so the pool area can quite easily be sealed off from adventurous toddlers. There is a stair gate and a travel cot available for our smaller guests. Guests have the use of a 'Pay As You Go' mobile phone during their stay. We like our guests to leave even healthier and happier than they were when they arrived! Please contact us via this website, or telephone on 0031702207330, and we will send you our detailed brochure and additional photos.


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Bellapais luxury 5 bedroom villa, fabulous views, internet,garden,pool
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This is a beautiful villa in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa in a stunning location and is ideal for a family or group of friends vacation. It is fitted and maintained to very high standards. Outside, the gardens are well laid out with a lovely mix of colours of bougainvillea and scented jasmine. Relaxing at the pool or sipping sundowners on the balcony is the perfect way to end a day soaking up the culture and fantastic historic sights of this island, or after a day out at the beach. There are excellent restaurants nearby or BBQ by the pool spoils you with options for food.

I would highly recommend this villa to anyone wanting to visit this amazing region.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Manzara villa in Bellapais. You are very welcome to return at any time.
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We stayed at Manzara in May 2017. Amazing location very near Bellapais Abbey:)

  • 5 of 5

Manzara Villa has a 11m x 5m secluded pool (not overlooked) set in a large colourful mature garden. complete with eco-friendly watering system. The 5 bedrooms are tastefully decorated, with local Cyprus fabrics and artifacts. There is a large kitchen and separate dining room as well as a downstairs sitting room and an upstairs TV/library room with satellite TV and a large selection of DVD's available. The villa also has reliable WIFI which has a router powerful enough for use at the poolside and barbecue areas. Overall we has a wonderful holiday visiting the sights in Northen Cyprus.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wundervoller Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren 14 Tage im Sommer dort. Die Lage ist traumhaft und durch die Höhenlage immer ein kühleres Lüftchen wert-

Die Betreuung war nett und immer ereichbar (hatten einen Tag duch ein technisches Gebrechen kein Wasser; wurde umgehend repariert.)

Ein Mietauto ist zwingend erforderlich, da die Einkaufsmöglichkeiten nur entlang der Strandstraße wirklich möglich sind. Dort aber bekommt man alles und in jedweder Qualität. (sei es bei den LAMAR-Märkten, oder bei unserem Favoriten dem SUPRISE-Markt dort gibts sogar frisches Schweinefleisch).

Wir waren zu 8, und ein jeder war voll zufrieden. Natürlich ist es im Hochsommer doch sehr heiß, aber es empfiehlt sich die Klimaanlage nur abends vor dem Schlafengehen einzuschalten, da man sonst die Strompauschale überschreitet.

Alles in allem eine traumhafte Lokation, wir werden sicher wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday staying in the villa.
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Wedding celebrations!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my new husband, our 2 children, my mother, my three aunts, my brother, his girlfriend and their baby spent a week in this fantastic villa as we were getting married in the very nearby Bellapais Abbey. We chose the villa as it absolutely fitted our needs. It is a 2 minute drive from the abbey itself, which can be seen out of the two front bedrooms balconies and from the road just outside the villa. You can walk from the villa but it is a very steep hill up and takes about 20 minutes. Taxis are very cheap however and the numbers for taxi companies can be found in the comprehensive information folder both hard copy and online. The villa is very child friendly with the pool area being able to be completely blocked off by the provided stair gate. The Tv Room is also a godsend for settling the little ones down with a wealth of DVDs and books. The rooms are all beautiful and clean and there are two lovely terraces at the back of the house, one on the ground floor and one on the top floor. There were 8 adults and three infants staying within the villa and yet there is so much room and so many different areas to sit that you never feel on top of each other. The owners and the management staff were so accommodating and easily contactable. The pool area is fantastic and the outdoor seating area was used a lot for nice lunches. There is a well equipt kitchen and a washing machine which comes in handy when you have babies! It really felt like a home from home. Taxi down to the harbour cost about £5 and is well worth the visit. I really recommend villa Manzara enough. We had a fantastic stay and a fantastic wedding at the Abbey.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bellapais Abbey is a beautiful place for a wedding. We are very pleased that everything went so well and we wish you much happiness in the future!
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beautiful Manzara last week in Aug 2015 and we must say it exceeded our expectations. The whole house, gardens, pool etc were very clean and kept up to date.

It felt like a home from home. The local village with the monastery and restaurants made it difficult for us to leave the mountainside and venture into the hustle bustle of Kyrenia. Its a beautiful area and the weather was hitting 40s. Im sure we'll be back, highly recommended 10/10

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback. Bellapais Abbey and village have a lot to offer and we are happy to hear that you made the most of your surroundings. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Fantastic villa, great setting, super holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very enjoyable two weeks at the Manzara villa in August 2013. The villa was perfect for our two families of 10 in total (4 adults and 6 children aged 9-16 years). The children all had a fantastic time in the pool and chilled out in the TV room when temperatures were too hot outside. For the adults the villa was also excellent with plenty of space around the pool and on the balconies for relaxing. The upper balcony was particularly good with great views down to the coast. We spent many evenings chatting (while sipping wine and the excellent local beer 'Efes') and admiring the views and shooting stars from the upper balcony.

At lunchtime and most evenings we ate from the table adjacent to the pool and BBQ. The location of the outside table with shade provided by the floral canopy was great for eating and relaxing. Also being on the hillside meant that there was a welcome cooling breeze from time to time through the villa. The villa's location, a short 15min walk from Bellapais village and its ancient Abbey, is also a great plus point. The village shop was handy for topping up supplies and the village has a good selection of restaurants and bars. We particularly enjoyed the 'Bella Moon' which serves traditional Turkish food in a fantastic courtyard setting at quite reasonable prices.

As for days out, we enjoyed a trip to the Greek/Roman ruins at Salamis, seeing the baby Turtles on the nearby Alagadi beach and exploring the back-streets of Kyrenia (Girne). Our best day out was spent on a boat trip from Kyrenia harbour (Harbour Boat Tours - the one recommended in the extensive local information at the villa). The trip took us along the coast for swimming and snorkelling at several different locations and included an excellent lunch prepared by Musty - our captain - in the tiny galley kitchen. Fish, chicken, chips and an array of side dishes. More than even our hungry teenagers could eat. We had the boat to ourselves and thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.

Fantastic villa in a great setting which played a big part in a thoroughly enjoyable holiday from which we all have lasting and fond memories. So much so we are planning to return next year for more.

The Barnett and McConville families.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very detailed and helpful review. We are really happy that you all enjoyed your holiday in northern Cyprus and visited some of the many beautiful areas that the island has to offer. We will do our best to make sure that next year's holiday is even better!
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Bellapais Abbey
"Bellapais Abbey is just a 300 metre walk up the hill!"
Kyrenia Castle
"Kyrenia is just a 15 min drive away."
Saint Hilarion Castle
"You can see St Hilarion Castle on the top of the hill, from Manzara Pool! It is also floodl..."
"Nicosia old town is only 25 mins drive away."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Ercan or Larnaca
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Kybele Bar Restaurant (@ Bellapais Abbey)
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Kyrenia (Girne)
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Korenium Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Bellapais Gardens (good food & nice view!)
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Diana Beach
Car: recommended

Bellapais, a ten minute walk away, is situated on the hillside in the foothills of Five Finger Mountains with spectacular views of the Mediterranean. Bellapais, immortalised by Laurence Durrell's 'Bitter Lemons', offers several restaurants, gift shops and a general 'corner shop'. The local (good) car hire office & taxi service is also located in Bellapais. The area affords excellent opportunities for walkers. It is a ten minute drive to the harbour town of Kyrenia, twenty five minutes to the capital Nicosia, and twenty minutes from the nearest beaches, where turtles lay eggs. The Ercan airport is 45 minutes away, and Larnaca airport is 70 minutes away.

Just down the hill from the property there is a supermarket on the main road leading into Kyrenia. 5 mins further down the road is a big supermarket with everything you will need, including local SIM cards. There is a 'Pay as you go' mobile telephone available for our guests.

Locate the property on Google Earth, 35°18'36.05'N 33°21'25.75'E

Other Activities: Sitting under the 'Tree of Idleness' & just chilling out with the locals....

Golf: Korineum Golf & Country Club

It’s been a long time coming, but the new Esentepe golf course in Northern Cyprus is well worth the wait. This is located approximately 15 minutes drive from the villa. The Esentepe golf course is not just the first 18 hole golf course in North Cyprus, but a truly international course designed to the highest standards. The course covers some 6600 yards with elegant greens, tricky sand bunkers and water hazards, set amongst olive trees and with the natural beauty of the Northern Cyprus Kyrenia Mountains as a stunning backdrop. You can also practice your swing at the 30 bay driving range, or brush up of your skills with the help of a qualified instructor at the golf academy. If all that exercise makes you hungry, you can dine at the elegant restaurant, or sip a cooling drink at the clubhouse bar.


Turtle bay (Alagadi) is a short drive away, this is a protected area as loggerhead and green turtles use it to lay their eggs. There is a visitors centre which operates from 6pm onwards when you can go and watch the turtles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $277.85

200 units of electricity per week are included in your rental. Any electricity usage over this amount will be charged at approx. 25p per unit and taken from your refundable bond.
A bond of £200 will be requested with the rental payment, with the balance duly refunded based upon the meter readings. All other utility costs such as water & gas costs etc. are included in the basic rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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