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Stunning Villa, Infinity Pool, Mountain & Sea Views, Free Wifi, no extra charges

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,463 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa in Ilgaz, North Cyprus - Set In Peaceful Mountain Village, Stunning views

Beautiful 2 bedroom villa positioned in the quiet residential village of Ilgaz in the Besparmak mountains overlooking the sea. Situated in a mature garden, the villa has an infinity pool, 8m x 4m with underwater lighting and views of the sea and fabulous views of the sunset over the mountains. The spacious sitting room has French doors and windows on 3 aspects and the fully equipped open-plan kitchen has French windows onto its own terrace. The villa is surrounded by terraces with glass and marble topped tables, chairs, sun-loungers and a built-in BBQ.

Carola Gillham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, greek, turkish
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Carola Gillham

I have lived in Ilgaz since 2007 and am married to Öztürk (Oz) who built villas CY1696 and CY3823. I am English and Oz is Turkish Cypriot. Originally from Paphos, Oz fell in love with Ilgaz village in 1974 and achieved his dream of living here about 15 years ago. We have 2 dogs, Zibidi and Maymun along with long-eared goats and their kids. We love the peace and community spirit of the village which has both English and Turkish residents and waking up every morning to spectacular views. We enjoy meeting new guests and hope that they enjoy Ilgaz as much as we do. We have a number of guests who return year after year. As we live in the village we are on hand to help out in any way necessary and we do our best to ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable holiday in North Cyprus.

Why Carola Gillham chose Ilgaz

Oz built the villa about 12 years ago. It is situated at the lower part of the village and has uninterupted views down the mountain to the sea. Being on the edge of the village means that you can have as much or as little interaction with the village as you like. There are numerous mountain walks that you can take straight from the front door.

What makes this villa unique

Ilgaz is a small mountain village with both Turkish and British residents. It is 3kms up the mountain and has glorious views of both mountains and sea. A few minutes walk from the villa is Etel Winery. Walk past the winery to the Tasting Room set in the vineyards where you can sit and enjoy a selection of delicious wines. Beyond the vineyards, Gillham Vineyard Hotel will open early next year. In the village there are two restaurants / cafes. Ilgaz Village café provides freshly prepared Turkish meals along with fresh bread from their own bread ovens. Hoots Bar / Restaurant has a charming vine covered courtyard. 1km down the mountain is Green Heights Park, a restaurant set in award-winning gardens. Along the main road at the bottom of the mountain there are many restaurants and beaches to enjoy.

From the door of the villa are numerous mountain walks to be taken from gentle walks to more ambitious trails, ideal for bird watchers and looking for wild flowers.

You can buy bread in the village baked in traditional ovens and freshly laid eggs.

We have done our best to ensure that Villa Lisa has everything you will need for a marvellous, memorable and relaxing holiday

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Being in the pool is like being on the edge of the world'. Paul and Moira, Sussex.

'Fabulous villa - the best we have ever stayed in. Beautiful views and great welcome'. Holden family, Kent.

'Had a really relaxing holiday in this superb little village where everyone has been very welcoming. The villa is lovely. The location is fantastic. Carola and Oz are brilliant.' John and Sally, Devon.

"We have stayed in many villas all over Cyprus but this villa has the best views" Karen, UK.
Sep 2008
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Ilgaz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1463 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and basin. Bathroom with shower, wc and basin. Please note there are three steps leading into the bathroom. Second bathroom is downstairs with shower, wc and basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1-large master bedroom with superking size four poster bed. En-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2-twin beds. Both bedrooms have double aspect French windows, Juliet balconies and views to mountains and to sea. Both bedrooms have airconditioning and hairdriers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Welcome pack provided. Car hire and airport transfers can be arranged. The Cypriot owner (who built the villa) and his English wife live nearby and are happy to provide assistance or advice if needed. Languages spoken fluently -English, Turkish and Greek. Whenever possible we try to use local products in the welcome pack such as bread baked in traditional style ovens in Ilgaz village, eggs laid in the village, locally produced olives and olive oil. Outside: The villa is set in its own mature garden and has its own private infinity pool 8m x 4m with underwater lighting. The terraces have 2 tables (1 glass top, 1 marble top) with chairs and sunbeds. Built in BBQ. There is a canvas covered shaded seating area with views to the sea. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 100% cotton bedlinen and towels provided. Villa cleaned before guests arrive. For longer stays linen and towels changed weekly or more often by arrangement. Pool towels provided. Pool and garden professionally maintained. Other: Mezzanine floor between the bedrooms.


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Stunning Villa, Infinity Pool, Mountain & Sea Views, Free Wifi, no extra charges
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I am an interior photographer where attention to detail is paramount. It was obvious as soon as we arrived that this was certainly the case with Villa Lisa. On arrival a sumptuous array of essentials was there to greet us. Obviously after a long journey the wine was cracked open immediately!

Carola and Oz are clearly true professionals who ensure your holiday glides with ease and nothing seems to be to much trouble.

Having travelled extensively with my work l can honestly say when we opened the curtains in the morning the view was simply breathtaking!

Book it !!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We very much enjoyed meeting you and your delightful family. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Villa Lisa and hope to see you again soon in Ilgaz.
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  • 5 of 5

Villa Lisa was lovely, clean, comfortable

Owners Carola and Oz lovely friendly people and made our stay something to remember, will visit again

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to see you all again in Ilgaz and we look forward to your next visit.
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a wonderful fortnight ar villa Lisa. The property is very clean and well maintained with everything you need contained within the villa. We were very comfortable throughout our stay. The views are spectacular. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with this villa. Thank you Carola and Oz for making us feel so welcome And looked after.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Villa Lisa. It was lovely to meet you all and we hope to see you back in Ilgaz again one day.
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2nd time here and again amazing

  • 5 of 5

Carola and oz are great hosts

A lovely welcome pack was included and the villa / pool incredible

The views are to die for

We will

Definitely be back for a 3rd time

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to see you and your delightful family back in Villa Lisa and we look forward to seeing you for a third time.
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Beautiful mountain retreat -Villa Lisa.

  • 5 of 5

Another fabulous, relaxing holiday in this well equipped villa in the stunning village of Ilgaz, with its mountain backdrop and wonderful views to the coast, especially from the infinity pool.

Carola and Oz were perfect hosts, as always and we look forward to seeing them again very soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always it was lovely to see you both and to meet more of your family. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Next time we'll have to meet for a glass of wine in the new wine bar in the vineyard!
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A paradise in the North Cyprus Mountains

  • 5 of 5

6th Holiday in North Cyprus and our 2nd stay in Ilgaz at Villa Lisa, a perfect Villa in a glorious location with a view from the kitchen Terrace to die for! Fabulous pool and everything you need for a fantastic holiday, our hosts Carola and Oz were amazing, the Villa was spotless, and our welcome pack and cold bottle of wine we're much appreciated! We will be returning next year to a very special place. Andy and Jane.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to see you both again in Ilgaz and we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Nearest Airport
54 Kilometres
Ercan - 50 mins drive / Larnaca - 75 mins
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Etel Winery Tasting Room, Hoots Bar / Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Ilgaz Koy Firin Cafe/ Green Heights Park
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Various beaches nearby, closest 7 mins drive
Car: recommended

Etel Winery. A few minutes walk from the villa is Etel Winery. Past the winery in amongst the vineyards is the Tasting Room where you can sit, relax and enjoy a selection of delicious wines.


There are many lovely beaches nearby, some with restaurants or cafes. The closest is 3km down the mountain. Some beaches provide water sports such as diving, snorkeling and a couple with jet skis. Boat trips can be taken along the coast in day-time or evening trips usually with food provided and various coastal stops along the way.


Ercan Airport in North Cyprus is the closest airport and is about 50 mins drive. Airlines include Turkish Airlines and Pegasus. You will have to briefly land in Turkey. Larnaca Airport in South Cyprus is about 75 mins drive. Many airlines fly direct from UK including British Airways, Cobalt, Easyjet, Blue Air and Hahn Air. A taxi can be arranged to collect you from Larnaca and bring you across the border direct to the villa. Car hire is highly recommended and your hire car can be delivered to the villa. We can arrange car hire and airport transfer.


The property is situated on the edge of Ilgaz village in the Besparmak (Five Finger) mountains and is 3 kms up from the main road near Alsancak and Karaoglanoglu and above Yesiltepe. Ilgaz is a quiet residential village with vineyards, olive groves and many almond trees. The village of Karmi/Karaman is about 40 mins walk across the mountain. Kyrenia harbour is about 20 mins drive and St Hilarion Castle and Bellapais Abbey are about 30 mins. The Korineum Golf and Country Club in Esentepe is about 40 mins drive.

Further Details:

There are many beautiful mountain walks around Ilgaz which can start straight from your door. Look for mushrooms in winter and wild orchids in spring. Other activities in the area include horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, jeep safaris, diving, snorkeling and boat trips along the coast. There two restaurants / cafes in the village of Ilgaz within a few minutes walk from the villa. Ilgaz Village Café has freshly prepared Turkish meals along with bread baked in its own traditional style bread ovens. Hoots Bar / Restaurant has a charming vine-covered courtyard. 2 km down the hill is Green Heights Park Restaurant set in award-winning gardens with a large pool and jacuzzi for customers' use. Many of the restaurants nearby have pools and cater for most tastes such as Turkish Cypriot, British, Chinese, Indian, Italian and a number of excellent fish restaurants. There are plenty of supermarkets nearby selling fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables, meat and bread. Many sell freshly prepared meals. The cost of eating out in North Cyprus is very reasonable.

Fresh eggs and bread can be purchased daily from the village.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required to secure your booking with the balance of payment 8 weeks prior to arrival.
If you find that this villa is already booked for your desired dates we have a second two bedroom villa with pool also in Ilgaz ref CY3823 "Carob Villa" which may be available for your chosen dates. We now taken on a 3 bedroomed villa ref CY6064 in Ilgaz, again with a private pool.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible with changeover days dependent on other bookings. Check-out time 10am. Check-in time 4pm. (unless by prior arrangement). We try to be as flexible as possible with check-in and out times dependent on other bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are per week in UK Pounds (sterling).

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.