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Private pool, peaceful location with exceptional Mountain And Sea Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,186 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Stunning 4 bed 3 bathroom villa with private pool, mountain & sea views.

This substantial villa is situated on the edge of the sought after village of Bellapais (the "Beverly Hills" of Cyprus), and enjoys spectacular views to the Abbey and magnificent sea and mountain vistas. Completed in 2006, this unique property was designed to make the most of the exceptional position with terraces to pool area, lounge and bedroom levels and roof top terrace. It comprises a large open plan lounge/kitchen with all mod cons, two en suite bedrooms (one king, one super king/twin) & a further two king size bedrooms with shared bathroom. There is a large BBQ area with plenty of outside seating.

Alison / Philip
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About Alison / Philip

Philip 69, partner Alison 55. Living in Kent (summer).

Alison / Philip purchased this villa in 2010

Why Alison / Philip chose Bellapais

Bellavista offers views which cannot be bettered on the island, is in a peaceful setting, yet within walking distance ,of the "magical village of Bellapais" (the setting for Lawrence Durrel's "Bitter Lemons) with its famous abbey and with a 10 minute drive of beaches and one of the most atmospheric harbours anywhere. It is also less than 20 minutes from a fabulous golf course and 100 minutes to the end of the Karpas.

What makes this villa unique

Exceptional views, peace, within easy reach of bars, restaurants, beaches, shops, historical sites and the ancient city of Kyrenia.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to let you know we had a great holiday. Your villa is definitely the nicest that we have stayed in Europe. The size of the bedrooms, the storage space, large pool and super location were all big positives. Regards, Sue and Jon Bullock.

I thought I would drop you a brief note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your villa. It is a unique spot with special views, we certainly relaxed and chilled out. Best wishes Kevin Ashman.

We had a lovely time. Was very hot but we cooled off in the pool. The air con worked fine. Your villa is huge with plenty of space and in a very pretty setting . Nicola Kersting
Jul 2010
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Bellapais Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3186 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Toilet 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 3 bath/shower rooms (2 en suite) plus cloakroom on lower floor and further cloakroom next to pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 + infant (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 & 3 king (160 cm), 2 - Superking or Twin, 4 - King (150 cm). 1 & 2 en-suite, 3 & 4 share. Bed 4 next to cloakroom. Air con all rooms. Large wooden cot and highchair available for £15 (cost to us) can be added to bedrooms 2 or 3.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: SALE. 20% off prices for any free dates 4 weeks prior to arrival. This is a 5 bedroom villa. However, the owners do not rent out the master suite. The bedroom accommodation available to rent is twin/superking with en-suit, king with en-suit and 2 kings with shared facilities. Outside: Ample outside furniture, parasols, seating areas and terraces. Pool 10 x 5 meters. Utility Room: Washing machine, located in lower hall. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Maid service and food packs available.


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Private pool, peaceful location with exceptional Mountain And Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful property and ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was superb and beyond my expectations. Both the villa and gardens are extremely well maintained. There is everything you need, although to be honest we didn't spend any time indoors as we spent all of our time either round the pool or terrace. The location is brilliant, and just a short walk to the village, although it is a little up hill and in the heat, but that just makes your evening meal or drink well deserved. You will need a car to go to the supermarkets etc, however Phillip arranged all that for us (including the transfers) it was effortless. I would definately go back it was a truly relaxing holiday and one that we really needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda, many thanks for your kind words. Always gratifying to hear from guests that they have enjoyed their stay. Best wishes, Philip & Ali
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Great Location Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well maintained and the decor is of a high standard, large living room and kitcken with some great outside spaces to relax amongst the wonderful mature garden plants.

Philip was very helpful at all times and provided all the information needed to enjoy our stay in the villa along with a welcome pack on arrival which included a greatly appreciated chilled six pack of Efes.

Outside there are great views of the coast line, mountains and of Bellapais Abbey. The villa is just a short walk to the centre of Bellapais and the local Bellapais taxi company provide cheap reliable taxi rides up and down the coast to see the sites or visit some of the great restaurants in the area.

In summary its a great villa inside and out, great views, great pool and great communication and feedback from the owner and maintenance team.

The quality of the villa and the location is difficult to capture in website photographs and they don't do it justice, so just book it and see for yourself - you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We visited northern Cyprus for the first time in 2013 and on a visit to Bellapais decided it would be a lovely place to return to in 2014. After looking at many properties on the internet we decided on Bella Vista and what a superb choice it was. So often one’s expectations are not quite realised on arrival but this was not the case with Bella Vista. The villa is situated just outside the village and benefits from beautiful views on all sides, from the sea to the mountains and the Abbey. It is spacious, well-furnished and equipped. The air conditioning was very efficient which was an absolute necessity given the serious heat during our August stay. The garden is well maintained and we spent many hours both around the pool and on the outside terraces enjoying the thoroughly relaxing environment. The villa is within easy reach of some great restaurants, as well as beaches with plenty of water sports for the children to enjoy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful villa.

Rating 5/5

John & Samantha

From Bucks

Stay 02.0814 – 16.08.14

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent spacious Villa

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd visit to the Ozankoy/Bellapais region and Bellavista was a perfect retreat for the 3 generations of our family. It is set up high on the hill just below Bellapais with its Abbey and restaurants and as the villa name suggests a wonderful view of all below. The villa was well equipped and spacious for the 7 of us. Spending many of a day lounging by the pool and we never found ourselves under each others feet. The evenings we had in were spent relaxing on the large balcony over looking the pool and enjoying the view. Though during the day it was difficult to find shade where we could all eat together. Villa equipped with TV and wi-fi which was handy for work and for the younger people to carrier on with their everyday lives.!! Perfectly positioned for day/evening trips to Kyrenia or beaches east and west. Would highly recommend Villa Bellavista and quite happily return.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, So glad you enjoyed your stay. Made a mistake moving lower dining table to pool terrace - good point. Will return it to the octagonal terrace with the huge parasol. Hope to accommodate you again some time in the future. Phil
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Fantastic villa, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed here in September - she had stayed here before with friends and they had all loved it. We spent almost every day by the pool as we could not tear ourselves away from the villa which has everything you want. It is only a short walk up the hill to Bellapais, the Abbey and some great restaurants. All very relaxed and beautiful. The bedrooms are all a substantial size. The lounge/dining/kitchen area ideal for home cooking (although there's more than enough choice of places to eat out) and the villa has amazing views. Great holiday and fantastic villa, thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

BellaVista is a lovely property in a beautiful location. There are stunning views of the sea, Mountains and Bellapais Abbey. By far the best villa we have stayed in in the Bellapais area. The villa is immaculate with 4 spacious bedrooms and all the facilities you would need to enjoy a relaxing holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our two teenage children who spent most of their time in the well maintained pool. We are seriously considering returning next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Ercan (Lefkosa)
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Diana beach
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

SCUBA diving courses widely available as are WATER SPORTS.

WALKING/HIKING, there are breath-taking walks right from the villa with numerous others with an hours drive. 2 books of walks in the villa.

HISTORY. The island is steeped in medieval and middle age history - especially from the crusades. Bellapais, St Hillarion (15 mins), Kyrenia castle (10 mins), Salamis, St. Barnabus & walled city of

10 pin bowling (1/3 UK prices) 15 mins.

Riding school 10 mins.

Daily Gulet trips. Korineum golf 20 min drive.

Flat green bowling club located about 20 minutes drive from the villa.


Nearest beaches 10 minute drive.


Ercan ECR (touch down in Turkey required) 25 minute drive. Larnaca 1 hour drive + border crossing. Note: it is better to hire cars once there. Car hire is available at Ercan, but it is cheaper to arrange car hire local to Kyrenia and arrange for the hire company to pick you up at the airport. It is possible but expensive to bring a car hired at Larnaca across the boarder. Rates vary by season. Transfer from Larnaca from £50 each way. Ercan £25 - free with car hire.


Kyrenia approximately 4 miles. Bellapais 10 minute walk.

Further Details:

An evening visit to the harbour is essential. There are numerous restaurants to choose from. Choose one with a balcony overlooking the harbour or a rooftop location. Some nice ones right on the water front. The harbour is traffic free. It may be possible to park on the hill down to the harbour, otherwise park in the castle car park. For big meat eaters a visit to Niazis (in centre of town opposite Dome hotel) for 'The Full Kebab' is recommended. The Lagoon (opposite) is also owned by Niazis, but fish.

There are dive schools based in the harbour and numerous day trips including visits to beaches, picnics and snorkeling. 'Sail Cyprus' the first Boat as you come into the old harbour next to the tourist information office has been recommended. About £20 for the day inc. lunch. Night trips are also available. The historic castle is located at the eastern end of the harbour and also worth a visit for those interested in the history.

Bellapais has several wonderful restaurants with a perfect for atmosphere for alfresco dining and is just a 15 minute walk. The owners will usually arrange a free taxi from/to the villa. Kybele is our favourite - excellent mezes. If there is a concert during your stay, book the table nearest the abbey. The Bell Tower is also worth a visit. Bellapais Gardens Hotel (2 min walk towards Kyrenia from abbey) does a great moussaka.

Castles: The crusaders left behind three castles on the Five Finger Mountains: Kantara, Buffavento and St. Hilarion. The latter is the best. You have to pay a small fee to go right to the top, but worth it. Buffavento Castle is only accessible after quite a strenuous walk and a scary drive. Those fit enough to do so will not be disappointed by the view. There are organised mountain walks, or a mountain jeep safari. The tourist office in the harbour will be able to provide all the details.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $426.2

Booking Notes:
Dates marked as unknown are for owner use. A £100 holding deposit is payable at time of booking. The balance is due 4 weeks before departure together with a £300 breakages deposit. Prices include gas, water, laundry and clean at end of stay (and mid stay clean for 2 week bookings), and a an allowance of 10% of price paid for electricity - any excess usage is deducted from breakages deposit.

Changeover Day:
Please enquire. If new visitors not due same day, departure by 17.00. Otherwise by 10.00 for cleaning and linen change etc. though outgoing guests can use pool side facilities until late afternoon.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 3 bedrooms. For 1 or 2, deduct £50/week. For 4, add £50/week. Price includes food pack, welcome talk, pool & garden maintenance, gas and water. Electricity allowance = 10% of price paid. For bookings of 2 weeks, we offer a £100 discount, and for 3 weeks the discount is £200.
SPECIAL OFFER:- if the villa is not booked 4 weeks before your departure date, we offer a £50 discount, this increases to £100 for bookings made with departures 2 weeks or less before departure. There is a further £50 discount for past customers.

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.