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Spacious Superior Detached House, Enjoying Panoramic Sea And Mountain Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Lapta, Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus - Quiet And Idyllic Location, Just 12 Minutes Walk To The Beach And 5 Minutes To Other Local Amenities

A high quality detached 4 bedroom property which can accommodate up to eight persons enjoying every amenity and facility. There are delightful, well maintained gardens around the property planted with a variety of shrubs and trees. The property is not overlooked at all so is very private. The access road climbs through olive groves to the house. There is a wonderful backdrop of the Mountains rising steeply from the rear of the house. Within easy reach by car, are local beaches, the famous and picturesque Kyrenia Harbour and town, many historic castles, excellent restaurants and Korineum Golf Club to name just a few. There are many small sandy coves along this part of the coast. There is an excellent beach at Guzelyali some 3 miles west of Lapta. It has two beach café/bars, toilets, ample parking, sunbeds and umbrellas.


Owner
Michelle Sheridan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, turkish
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Michelle Sheridan

Having travelled much of the world and living overseas for a number of years we came to Northern Cyprus in 2002 for our first holiday and fell in love with its beautiful landscape and its people. We currently live in the Middle East and wanted to put down our roots in a place where we could call home. Northern Cyprus offers the best of both worlds, keeping its own traditions alive while welcoming overseas tourists and settlers.

Michelle Sheridan purchased this villa in 2004

Why Michelle Sheridan chose Lapta

Why the owner chose a home in this location

We fell in love with Lapta with its quaint village and friendly and welcoming local people. We built our house between the mountains and sea, giving spectacular views of the mountains at the back and lovely sea views from the front and sides. The house is secluded, surrounded by olive trees, and can only be reached by a private road. In spite of its privacy, local shops, restaurants, bars and other amenities can be reached within 5 minutes by car. The Lapta seafront has many excellent restaurants, a water park, dive centres and beaches offering water sports. For those wanting total peace and quiet there are, within a short drive, empty sandy beaches waiting to be discovered. The choice of how you spend your time in Lapta is totally yours.

What makes this villa unique

Our villa was designed to fit in with the surrounding landscape and we have kept as many of the original trees as possible. We built the Villa to make the most of its location and have a constant breeze on the front terraces and balconies and throughout the house. Local friends use our Olives to make Olive Oil, which we love. We have goats and sheep further up the mountain, which gives it a real countryside feel. The gardens are a great place for that first cup of coffee in the morning and, in the evening, the best place to star gaze and relax. Tennis players have a chance to practice their game while families have somewhere to have a game of football in the evening.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please have a look at our reviews 5 star ratings from our guests this year!
Aug 2011
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Map

Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The Villa has a Tennis Court and Individual or Group Lessons can be aranged with prior notice depending on availability of Coaches.

Coast/Beach:

Just a five minute drive to the coast road where a number of beaches can be found. For large deserted golden beaches travel towards Esentepe and bring a picnic for a great day out. There are also a number of beach clubs nearby offering family-friendly activities. Also an Aquapark in Lapta which is a great day out for the family, lots of slides for the young at heart and a large pool with loungers for relaxing.

Travel:

Ercan Airport is around 45 minutes drive from the house and Larnaca Airport is roughly 90 minutes by We recommend car hire and are happy to help make arrangements on your behalf. They will arrange to meet you at whichever airport you are using and take you to the house. Hire cars will be delivered direct to the property. Driving in Cyprus couldn't be easier, they drive on the left as in the UK.

Distances:

Lapta Village is a 3 minutes drive. Kyrenia (Girne) is the cloest City about a 20 minutes drive away. Plenty of interesting shops, restaurants and bars and a very colourful harbour that comes alive at night. There are many boat trips available from the harbour. Bellapais, with its famous ruined abbey, is about 30 minutes drive. The Karpaz Peninsula is about 3 hours drive. St Hilarion Castle, the biggest of several crusader castles is only about 20 minutes away.

Further Details:

There are plenty of highly recommend restaurants close to the Villa covering a wide variety of cuisine, French, Italian, Chinese, Brazilian to name just a few. Full details are provided in the guest pack. We also provide menu's for local take-away/home delivery. There are many local supermarkets selling a large number of UK products, a butcher, a beauty salon all within a 5 minute drive.

There are a number of dive schools in the area including the excellent Turtle Bay Dive Centre which is based in Lapta only a few minutes by road from the house. There is also Paragliding available from the top of the mountains near Kyrenia. Walking is a very popular past time and there are many trails around the mountains. In the early part of the year (March/April), there are organised orchid walks. This is a local speciality as many of the orchids here are unique to North Cyprus. To the east of Kyrenia there is Alagadi (Turtle Beach), roughly a 40 minute drive away. An excellent, large beach with the added bonus of being able to see turtle hatching during the summer and watching their release back into the Sea (free but prior booking is required). For the more adventurous, a day trip to the Karpaz will offer the magnificent Golden Sands Beach together with some stunning scenery and a chance to see the island’s wild donkeys.

Amenities

Lapta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
  • En-suite to Master with shower, wc and bath. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are also en-suite with shower and wc. Downstairs large shower room adjacent to Bedroom 4 with shower and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 - 4 Bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Master en-suite, king size bed, wardrobes, two large private balconies. Twin beds, balcony, en-suite shower room. Double bed, wardrobes, two large balconies, en-suite shower room. Double bed, wardrobes, adjacent shower room (ground level).
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have Air-conditioning and Fans to make your stay during the Summer months comfortable. There is Central Heating throughout the property and a working open Stone Fireplace to enjoy in Winter. Children of all ages are welcome, the Tennis Court can be used as a secure play area, or for older Children adventure can be found in the Mountains behind the property. The property would be suitable for guests with minor disabilities as there are not too many steps and one of the bedrooms is downstairs. Outside: The swimming pool is 12m x 6m and surrounded by large terraces. It is much bigger than most villa pools and the Roman End makes it very easy to access. Lots of loungers, chairs and tables and a BBQ. Various places to dine outside, covered and open to the stars. Have a game of tennis or take down the net for a secure area for small children to play. There are delightful, well maintained gardens around the property planted with a variety of shrubs and trees. The property is not overlooked at all so is very private. The access road climbs through olive groves to the house. There is a wonderful backdrop of the Besparmak Mountains rising steeply from the rear of the house. Enjoy morning walks through the mountains or simply sit on the terrance and enjoy the views. Utility Room: Large utility room, fully fitted with a range of cupboards and a sink unit, washing machine, iron and ironing board. Clothes airer provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality bedlinen and towels are included. A change of bedding and towels are left for guests staying 7+nights. The house will be fully cleaned before guests arrival. Additional cleaning can be arranged during holiday periods at an additional cost. Other: Large entrance hall.

Reviews

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Spacious Superior Detached House, Enjoying Panoramic Sea And Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Fantastic holiday at villa lapta

  • 5 of 5

This villa is beautiful. It is large and spacious, and all the bedrooms have large ensuite bathrooms. The pool is amazing- 12mx 6m, it provided us all with hours of fun. It was really good for the children too, as it started off shallow then got deeper. There is a tennis court which kept our husbands active. The villa is quite secluded so we didn't disturb any neighbours with the noise we made. Most impressive of all is the stunning views from the villa- the mountains on one side, and the sea views on the other. We had a most amazing holiday at this villa, and would certainly go back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Private and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with the villa, not only was it private as the add says but also very comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed it very much and will definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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stafford
5

Villa In lapta

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Villa in July and it was absolutely perfect! Where the Villa is situated allows the most amazing views, the sea, mountains and on a clear day even the borders of Turkey. The villa is immaculate and very spacious, we made use of the private pool and private tennis courts daily. We were provided with luxurious home amenities and it was like moving home to home but with even more idyllic surroundings and beautiful weather. We were able to hire a car for £15 a day this enabled us to travel further a field and we visited most of Northern Cyprus. We found luxurious beaches, water parks for the children and there were amazing historic buildings to be seen. The local shops were only 5 minutes away by car and there was everything you would need for a great holiday. I would most definitely recommend this Villa to any body of any age as you will not be disappointed. To sum up the villa in one word would be "paradise"

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for staying with us and we hope that you will visit our property again.
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Somerset
5

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to northern Cyprus before and were looking for somewhere with all the amenities we would need but not the crowds or noise and that is exactly what we found with this villa. The location is perfect as you have views of the mountains from the rear and sea from the front but it is totally secluded and private. The villa is extremely light and airy, beautifully furnished and very spacious. The kitchen and utility room are really well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The pool is really lovely and there are plenty of sun beds and lots of outdoor seating should you choose to light the BBQ.

There are plenty of places to visit, we went to Bellapais and also tackled the hundreds of steps of Saint Hillerion, which is well worth it for the views and also the homemade lemonade! There is also a really nice waterpark in Lapta, which again we visited.

Kyrenia is a lovely place to visit to see the harbour and historic buildings and we can definitely recommend 'The George' as place to eat. Excellent food and really good value for money.

Michelle and Tarik are excellent owners and provide superb customer service and nothing is too much trouble. This house is definitely used as a home and consequently has everything needed. It is spotlessly clean and the surrounding gardens are well maintained. We wouldn't hesitate in going back and are looking forward to a return visit soon. I would definitely recommend this villa and have already passed the details to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed our wonderful Villa and we look forward to your repeat custom.
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Nottingham
5

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have been holidaying in North Cyprus for 14 years and have previously stayed at one particular hotel in Lapta which unfortunately has really gone down hill over the past couple of years! We decided to try a villa this year and came across Michelle & Tariq's villa which looked exactly what we wanted. We were not disappointed!

Great location - very peaceful with superb views particularly of the mountains. Well laid out gardens with a superb swimming pool, BBQ area, terraced areas and even a tennis court! Large well equipped kitchen/dining area and comfy lounge. Fully equipped utility room with washing machine that we all used. The bedrooms were all ensuite except the downstairs double which had its own bathroom next door which made it virtually ensuite and ideal for a less mobile/elderly couple.

A car is essential but rates are very good. Local supermarkets are very well stocked and prices very good. Lots of local very good quality restaurants and friendly bars some with entertainment.

Would certainly recommend this villa for a relaxing peaceful stress free holiday and we will be looking to book again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, thank you so much for a wonderful review and we look forward to having you again. We're so please that you enjoyed our Villa and it's beautiful surroundings.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $660.85

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 20% is required on booking. Balance due 8 weeks before departure. A refundable security deposit of £500 is charged. This will be returned within 7 days of departure less deductions.
Please check with owner for availability. Discounts available for bookings of 3 weeks plus. Prices include a welcome pack.

Changeover Day:
Flexible.

Notes on prices:
Property prices are per week in UK Sterling Pounds.
Discounts are available for lets of 3 weeks plus and long winter lets. Please contact the owner for availability information.

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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