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Villa with Private Pool, Sea and Mountain Views

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Villa in Lapta, Kyrenia, Cyprus - Peaceful Location, 5 mins from the Sea

Villa Serafina is a beautiful contemporary 3 bedroom bungalow, built to a high standard. It is set in over a donum of land in a lovely location, a few minutes from the sea, with beautiful mountain views and lemon and olive groves to the front and rear of the villa. A mature garden full of exotic and beautiful shrubs and trees surrounds the villa, providing shady areas beneath the lemon trees,plus a shaded patio area beneath a bougainvillea covered pergola, with seat. The villa is built around the 8x4m swimming pool. Every room has access to a sun terraced area, either poolside or by the garden. There is also a rooftop terrace with BBQ, table and 6 chairs for alfresco dining with amazing panoramic views of the mountains and the sea. There are 6 loungers and 2 parasols provided. A welcome pack is provided for you upon arrival. Free wifi internet .

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About The Owner

My name is Lisa and I live in Dorset with my husband Jerry who runs his own small business. I am a housewife as well as running our holiday cottage in Dorset. Our sons David and Matthew are grown up now but share our love of this beautiful island which we all visit as often as we can.

Villa Serafina is our escape from the stresses of modern life, it is our oasis of tranquillity in the sun.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2004

Why The Owner chose Kyrenia Region

Always searching for a holiday somewhere a little bit different, we first visited Northern Cyprus in 1993 when our boys were young.We loved it for its quirkiness, its unspoilt and uncommercialised character and its friendly people. We returned in 2004 to see if we felt the same. We did, and decided to buy a holiday home here. We try to visit two or three times a year, and never grow tired of it. Northern Cyprus gives us the total peace and relaxation we need.

For us, nothing beats an icy cold Efes in Kyrenia Harbour, or meze for lunch at Kybele, in Bellapais.

What makes this villa unique

Serafina is in a really peaceful location but it also just a short stroll from the coast,or if you fancy a night out without the car, you can find lovely bars and restaurants a short walk away. One of our favourite things in the world is sipping a gin and tonic beneath our very own lemon tree.! Highly recommended!


based on 12 traveler reviews

Villa with Private Pool, Sea and Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Peaceful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Villa very private and very peaceful. The villa is actually bigger than the photos seem. Pool was lovely and big, the villa was very well equipped.

Everywhere was comfortable from the lounge through to the bedroom.

We would highly recommend a car, we didn't because we were under the impression the " The strip" was a 5 minute walk away, however we would say it was more than 10 - 15 minutes, which would be hard work with the temperatures reaching 40 and over as it was when we were there in July, also just to pre-warn there are a couple of dogs on route out of the street, although chained up they were very intimidating especially on your first trip to the bin location.

Overall very relaxing, quiet, well appointed villa and excellent value for money.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you found the villa so spacious and comfortable. We always recommend hiring a car whenever asked, to make life easier and to see all the island has to offer, although we have had many visitors who manage well without. Our neighbours dogs are used for hunting , and are kept outside in kennels. They do sometimes bark when you walk past, but they are really quite harmless.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa, well appointed with a very private pool and well kept gardens.

We didn't hire a car this time, preferring to walk the under 10 minute stroll to the coast road and use the local Dolmas bus service to get into Girne etc - dirt cheap and every journey can be a minor adventure ! For the evenings when eating out at the local Lapta restaurants we used a local taxi service to pick us up, return at an agreed time and deliver us back at the villa all for the princely equivalent of a fiver (pounds that is !)

All in all this was the most private and restful holiday we have ever experienced and we would recommend to anyone looking for a similar time.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. Delighted you found the villa so relaxing and private. We are often asked about the villas privacy, so it's good to know that you valued this. It's one of the things we love about the villa, the peace and quiet. Also it's good to know that you still had a great holiday without hiring a car, another question we are often asked. Although we recommend a car, in order to see all the beauty the island offers, if you really want to relax without driving, it really isn't too hard to get around.
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Fabulous villa and gardens

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful fortnight at Villa Serafina with my husband. From what we had read online it sounded perfect for us, which is exactly what it turned out to be, although the pictures still do not do it justice.The villa and gardens are really lovely and I even utilised the swimming pool as physiotherapy for my broken arm (sustained before we went away, I hasten to add!). It was so well equipped and absolutely everything was provided and the welcome pack was really good. It was very peaceful and quiet there but only minutes away from the "main road" with all its shops and bars and restaurants. All in all, we loved the villa so much that we have already booked for next year. Enough said!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed our villa so much, we aim to provide everything you might need for a wonderful stay, so it's good to hear that we have. Pleased that you appreciated the peaceful position of the villa, it's easy to forget that you have shops,restaurants and bars closeby when you are sitting in the garden gazing up at the mountains! Thank you for your wonderful review.
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Beautiful Villa & Pool

  • 5 of 5

This villa and is absolutely beautiful, from the décor to the lemon trees. My husband and I had the most relating week in the sunshine and in a comfortable extremely well equipped villa surrounding the pool with complete privacy. The location is just of the main road but in walking distance of bars and restaurants making this the perfect location. Prior to our arrival we were given information with regards car hire, dining recommendations and places to visit so we could plan our days, although we were very happy to chill out around the pool listening to music from the CD collection provided sipping Vodkas and lemons picked from the lemon trees and even watching a DVD when we needed to cool down for a while - one foot in the grave, classic!. I would highly recommend to anyone, it was just what we wanted and had the most lovely time.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent value

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant, comfortable and well equipped villa. The views from the roof terrace are stunning. The pool is first class and the location means it is very well sheltered from the wind. Overall, excellent value. We would recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We've just back from a fantastic holiday in Villa Serafina. The Villa has everything that we needed; spacious rooms, 2 lovely terraces and a swimming pool that kept the children (and us!) entertained for many hours. The property is maintained to a very high standard - lovely and clean on arrival and maid / pool cleaning during the stay. The owners were extremely helpful; taking the time to talk to us prior to booking, providing recommendations for aiport pick up and rental cars whilst there, as well as sending us details of local attractions and restaurants.

There is plenty to do in the area and its well located for some longer day trips to other regions in Northern Cyprus. We have to recommend a visit to the Turtle Project at Aligadi, where we were lucky enough to watch a turtle nest excavation and release the hatchlings into the sea that evening!

All in all, a fabulous family holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The sea is a 5 min walk away, with beaches in Lapta about a 5 min drive. Beaches such as Pegasos and Escape in Alsancak are about a 10 min drive.

There is a new coastal walkway which is less than a 5 minute drive from the villa, the perfect place to stroll in the balmy evenings!


Ercan airport( North Cyprus) is about 1 hour away and Larnaca(South Cyprus) about 1 hour 15 minutes. Car hire is not essential, as Lapta is within walking distance however, it is recommended.

We can recommend car hire companies and a friendly English speaking taxi driver for airport collections.


Lapta is less than a 5 min drive away with the beautiful town of Girne about a 20 mins drive. Girne has a beautiful medieval harbour and castle. Bellapais Abbey is about 35 min from the villa and St Hilarion Castle about the same.

Further Details:

As Northern Cyprus uses the Turkish Lira your money goes much further than in the rest of the Mediterranean. Sterling, Euros and US Dollars can also be used, and credit cards are widely accepted, with many ATM machines around.

Restaurants are very inexpensive when compared to the UK, and there is a very good choice of different cuisines. Local wines, spirits and beers are much cheaper than in the UK.

Electrical adaptors are not needed as three pin plugs are standard.

Driving is on the left as in the UK.

People are very friendly and English is widely spoken.

Organised mountain walks particularly in Spring are available, as well as a range of water sports, horse riding and hang-gliding. For children and the more energetic amongst you, there is an Aquapark a few minutes drive away in Lapta.


Rates & Availability

Lapta Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Aug 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
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Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
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Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Jul 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
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Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment is by cheque or bank transfer.
A deposit of 20% is payable on booking, the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure. A returnable deposit of £250( for up to 2 week bookings) for breakages and excess electricity is also due 8 weeks prior to departure, the unused portion will be returned within 2 weeks .of the end of your holiday.
Arrival time is from 4pm, departure by 10am, unless otherwise agreed with owner.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Rental includes an allowance of £50.00 /week for electricity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Lapta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet , With basin
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , With basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with single bed and Z bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Pool toys, DVD's, Books and Guide books/Maps are provided, as well as a Welcome Pack on your arrival. The pool and villa are professionally maintained, and our local gardener visits twice weekly to look after our beautiful garden. We also have a safe for your valuables. A cot and highchair are available to rent upon request. We would kindly ask you not to smoke inside the villa. From June 2015 we will be providing free Wifi Internet access for our guests. We are also now providing beach towels for our guests so you can avoid taking up valuable baggage allowance on your flight! Outside: The large private garden surrounds the villa and has stunning views. There is a patio area with a seat under the bougainvillea covered gazebo, shady spots under the lemon trees, 6 sun loungers and 2 parasols provided, as well as two chairs. The pool is private and very secluded, 8m x 4m, and faces the mountains. The BBQ area upstairs has a large table and 6 chairs, and the covered terrace outside the kitchen also has a table and 6 chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included . We are now providing beach towels for the use of our guests so you can avoid taking up your valuable baggage allowance when packing. The property is cleaned weekly, and linens changed weekly( except beach towels) Other: With access from the kitchen and lounge, there is a covered terrace area, with marble topped table and 6 chairs, ideal for alfresco dining.

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