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Villa with Large Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,840 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 6 nights


About the property

Villa in Yenibogazici, Nr. Salamis, Cyprus - New Villa in 2005 with Sea and Mountain Views

The luxury villa is in a quiet but convenient select development in Yenibogazici near Salamis. The local sandy beaches, part of Famagusta Bay are accessed a short distance away along the coast by car where the Local Authority have created car parking and landscaped areas. Throughout the whole year it is possible to experience the beauty of this Mediterranean country. In this idyllic location it is possible for one to enjoy local life within the beautiful tranquil surroundings. The area around Salamis is rich in culture with the Salamis Ruins being a very popular tourist attraction situated a few minutes drive from the villa. Whilst most tourists flock to Kyrenia with its picture postcard harbour the area has seen considerable development in recent years whilst Famagusta and Salamis offers a much quieter relaxed environment.

Colin Horsley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Colin Horsley

The villa is owned by Colin and Ann - We live in North Yorkshire, and are in our early 50's. We have two children, Rebecca, who is currently a Teaching Assistant in York; and Dominic, who has just attained a music degree at University of Sussex in Brighton. We are looking forward to the time when we can finish working and spend more time in our villa in North Cyprus.

Colin Horsley purchased this villa in 2004

Why Colin Horsley chose Famagusta

We went out to North Cyprus many years ago, and fell in love with it straight away. The people are so friendly, good food, great beaches near the villa and along the Karpas Peninsula that have to be seen to be believed and a great climate - it was a very memorable holiday. After returning from our first trip we promised ourselves two things, firstly that we would be back soon, and secondly if we ever had the money then we would buy a villa on the island. By good fortune we have done both!!

What makes this villa unique

Some people prefer the area around Kyrenia, which has been a much stronger area of tourism development in recent years. For ourselves, we prefer the Famagusta/Salamis area, as it is more peaceful, whilst still having plenty to do, as Famagusta is near enough for shopping, whilst Bogaz in the opposite direction is a beautiful small fishing village. Beaches are abundant and of a quality you struggle to find elsewhere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for keeping the house warm and ready. Children even had fresh oranges for breakfast from the garden. We will enjoy our time here!
Jan 2016
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Famagusta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite Dressing Room & bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc. Separate wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) plus Travel Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. We have a Travel Cot in the villa for use as required All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes with ample hanging space and drawers. The master bedroom leads on to a veranda.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Central heating in all rooms, air-conditioning, ideal family holiday accommodation. Outside: The villa has both a ground floor patio and first floor balcony overlooking the large shared swimming pool, and views towards the coast. From the tranquility of the villa it is possible to take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains, with an uninterrupted view from the front of the property over the adjacent fields. Patio furniture and sun loungers are provided. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for use within the villa and linen are included. The property is cleaned at the start of the rental period. Further cleaning and change of towels and linen can be requested from our caretaker for a small charge. Other: Doors lead out on to the balcony at first floor level which overlooks the swimming pool.


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Villa with Large Pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 9 reviews

Best time ever.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 7 and we had a lovely time in the villa, we stayed there last summer aswel it's a lovely place and the area and neighbours are also all very lovely.

Colin is so helpful with everything we needed, and responded to any emails instantly.

Will 100% be booking again in the near future. It has become a home away from home for my family. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our villa, and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards Colin and Ann
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Beautiful villa, beautiful holiday

  • 5 of 5

I came with a group of 6 people and overall our stay at the turtles villa was delightful, very spacious and nicely decorated, air con in all bedrooms was a god send as the outside temperature was in its 30's. Huge pool outside of the villa was perfect for relaxing on the days you cant be bothered to go to the beach!! Also the fruit trees in the garden are a lovely touch :) booking with Colin was swift and easy, will definitely be booking again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the villa and that everything was to your liking and we would be more than happy to welcome you back for your next holiday when you are ready to book.
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Superb Villa with Fantastic Pool

  • 5 of 5

The villa was everything you needed, home from home but with the bonus of fantastic weather! Spacious, clean and well equipped, superb pool, very large and immaculately maintained. Although technically shared, there was direct access from the villa's garden and despite using it extensively we always had it to ourselves. A car is probably needed as stated in the advert, Famagusta and Bogaz with shops, bars, beaches and restaurants are just a short drive. (There are also couple of good local bars/restaurants within walking distance) We found that having the car encouraged us to get out and explore - some great beaches, ancient sites, excellent restaurants with delicious food and interesting history to discover! Overall a brilliant time, will be definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review of our villa, following your 9 night stay in June. We are delighted that you had a good time, and that the villa was all that you hoped it would be. As we were aware that this was your first visit to North Cyprus we are equally pleased that you enjoyed your surroundings and the restaurants and attractions. We would be delighted to welcome you back to the villa for a future break.
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  • 4 of 5

The house was very inviting and Sarah the manager was amazing and very helpful. I will say though... Initial arrival we had a small flying ant situation and then some tiny ants in the kitchen... Not a big deal though. I bought a couple ant traps and Sarah came with some insect killer to help fix the situation.

The furnishings are a bit done and dated... But the space is ample and as long as you make sure you have enough water all runs smoothly. Fairly close to Famagusta about 15 min with a car. About an 1hr 15 min to Girne. An hour to Lefkoşa. As for easy beach access? Not quite what I was hoping for... There is no easy walking to the beach or pedestrian walkways over the highway. If you have a bicycle maybe. But a car is necessary. However if you can't get to the beach.... The pool is a gem.... Salt water heaven that I didn't get to utilize enough... Great travel agency just up the street within walking distance... so if you need a rental car or something he can help you out... Asilsoy Turizm. His name is Kemal. Speaks some English and super helpful. I also took it upon myself and left some local tourism brochures in the table by the front door so the next visitors have something to look at to help decide what they want to do with their day ;) After my experience there I would gladly rent from Colin again! I'm looking forward to it now that I know a bit more about the area since we were there for 44 days. Can't wait to come back again! Thank you Colin, Ann and Sarah!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review our property. We would like to comment on a few points raised by you. Firstly, as regards the ants, we have never had a "flying ant" problem at the villa before, and as soon as you mentioned this to us we took measures to deal with this through our caretaker on the island and hopefully you felt that we quickly resolved this issue. As regards the furnishings, the property was painted inside and out last year and in March 2017 when we are out we will be replacing both bed settees and the TV which are the "old" items to which I believe you refer. Not sure about the issue regarding beach access, as having looked at our property profile, we do say that the beaches are a short car journey away. In terms of brochures, when we left the villa last (September 2015) there were lots of brochures in a unit by the TV and therefore not sure why these are not still at the villa. Equally there is a "comments" book with suggestions of local venues to enjoy, eat & drink during your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to the villa in the future. Regards Colin & Ann
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Fab property.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from staying here for 3 weeks and I can only say what a lovely villa it was fully equipped and very spacious. The pool was very clean and a fantastic bonus we used it everyday! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review of our property and we are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your break and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Colin & Ann
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Fab property

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property. We had a lovely 3 weeks stay here recently and can only say good things. The villa is fully equipped and very spacious, the pool is fab and very clean. This property is also in a great location to get to all restaurants and beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review of our property and we are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your break and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Colin & Ann
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Ercan Airport
Nearest Barpub
450 Metres
Ambelia Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Famagusta Port
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
450 Metres
Ambelia Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ski
89 Miles
Troodos Mountains
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Famagusta Bay
Car: recommended


This area of North Cyprus boasts the best beaches in the entire island including Famagusta Bay just north of Famagusta famed for the ability to swim and see loggerhead turtles. A short drive from the villa and you can be on a quiet sandy beach, or if you take a slightly longer drive towards Bogaz there are also numerous free sandy beaches.


The nearest airport is Ercan, but an alternative option is to use the airports in South Cyprus and cross into North Cyprus. Numerous operators in the North & South can arrange car hire. The service will include the vehicle being delivered to the airport and left at the airport on departure. As an alternative the taxi is moderately priced.


Petrol Filling Station 1 minute drive

Casual Dining (Turkish cuisine) 1 minute drive

Salamis Conti Hotel (Heated pool/sauna/massage etc - open to public) 2 minutes drive

Mini market 3 minutes drive

Lions Garden Night Club/Restaurant/Casino - 5 minute drive

Salamis Ruins 5-10 minutes drive

Karting/Bowling Alley/Paintball/Billiards - 6 minute drive

Bogaz 10-15 minutes drive

Major Supermarket 15 minute drive

Cinema 15 minute drive

Famagusta 15-20 minute drive

Further Details:

A full range of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and banks are available in Famagusta.

The local Salamis Ruins are a highly popular attraction easily accessible by car and there are a variety of local walks, which enable you to explore the many historical castles, with Kantara Castle in particular being in close proximity to the villa. The island has a rich tapestry of natural beauty including the wild flowers which are particularly colourful, as are the pine clad Besparmak mountains. The wild flowers and herbs are at their best in the winter and spring months.

The approximate temperatures in winter (November to March) can reach 22°C. Central heating is provided throughout the house for use as required. From March to May temperatures can reach 27°C and in the summer months (June to October) temperatures can reach an average high of around 35-40°C. The villa benefits from its coastal location and associated sea breeze.

Mains water is safe to drink, although bottled water is inexpensive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We recommend that you cover yourself for any claims should you injure yourselves while staying in our property. An indemnity of £3mn is recommended.
Make sure that your public liability insurance extends to cover the swimming pool and any accidents involving the pool.

To reserve set dates either complete the booking through the Owners Direct web site or Phone/Fax or e-mail us with your requirements. Holiday dates will be reserved for 7 days whilst a payment of the deposit is forwarded.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day and arrival time are flexible to suit individuals. Arrival time of 4.00pm onwards is only requested if the villa is let the previous day and departure time is 12.00 noon latest if let the following day.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per day in UK Pounds.
Long stay discount - 4 weeks 20%; 6 weeks 30%; 8 weeks 35%; 10 weeks 40%; 12 weeks 45%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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