This traditional property is in the beautiful village of Karaman, overlooking the coast and nestling within the foothills of the Kyrenia Mountains. The village has a shop, pub and restaurant and the apartment is close to the centre of the village and within 250 metres walk of all these. The apartment is set in mature gardens that have palm, lemon, pomegranate, almond and orange trees. There is a patio with pergolas covered by vine, bougainvillea and jasmine. Parking is available at the front of the property and there is additional parking within 80 metres.
- Apartment645 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
Garden Studio in Karaman, Kyrenia, possibly Cyprus's most beautiful village.
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 18, 2018
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Away from the hordes and oh so charming
We stayed at the Garden Studio for a fortnight. Karaman village is delightful, about 4 km from the more touristy places near Kyrenia, up a windy road and is a lovely restored village on the side of the mountains. Views to die for, particularly at night with St Hilarion castle just above you, lit up like a fairy tale castle. The Studio is superbly fitted out with everything you could possibly want. Sally and Mike are the perfect hosts. They provided a wonderful welcome pack, copious amounts of advice and suggestions, when asked for, but also respected our privacy too. It is obvious that they are very happy living in this area and who can blame them!
We had a great time at Mike and Sally´s place. They are really nice people and gave us helpful and detailled informations about the area, they know Cyprus very well! The Studio is in a very good position, right in the center of the nice and pictoresque village Karaman. The Studio is cleaned and cosy and has everything we needed: a well furnished kitchen (when we arrived we found eggs, water , bread, milk ...anything we needed for a nice breakfast!), a new and cleaned bathroom (with towels), satellite tv, cd and dvd player etc. and a nice bedroom with view on the amazing garden. We only regret we didn´t spent enough time there! In fact Karaman is in a very good and strategic position from where you can visit the Kyrenia district, the north coast and the mountains with their castels. Highly recommended, especially for longer stay!!
Special interest holidays:
We don't currently offer any special interest holidays, though we would be pleased to enquire about what options are available to suit your interests.
The nearest beach is about 15 minutes by car
The airport for North Cyprus is Ercan/Nicosia, pronounced Er-shan, which is about 40 minutes drive from Karaman. The other airport, depending on your carrier, is Larnaca, which is about 90 minutes drive. Airport transfers can be arranged. Karaman is over 300m above sea level and the road up to it is fairly steep. There are no local buses that come to the village, so a car is essential. Car hire can be arranged.
Karaoglanoglu (Kara-lan-a-loo) , 4km; for supermarkets, banks & restaurants
Kyrenia (Girne) , 10km; for shopping, harbour, restaurants, museums
Bellapais Abbey,East of Kyrenia , 15km, for Abbey, music concerts, restaurants
Lefkosa (Nicosia) , 25km, for shopping, walled city, Mosque & museums.
Famagusta (Gazimagusa) , 80km for ancient walled city & the ruins at Salamis.
Karpas Peninsular , 150km, for Donkey sanctuary, historic Monastery, beautiful beaches; one of the last unspoilt areas in Cyprus.
Karaman has a shop, bar, The Spot, pub, The Crows Nest, coffee shop and restaurant, The Levant. The shop offers a useful selection of groceries, frozen foods, wines, spirits & tobacco. It has a small book exchange & a video/DVD hire facility; it provides a wireless hot spot. WiFi is also available in The Spot and Levant. The Crows Nest provides pub food, drink and encourages conversation.
There is no pool available in the village but the Hideaway holiday complex in Edremit is a 5 minute drive away and the pool, restaurant and bar are open to the public.
Leisure activities locally available include tandem paragliding, horse riding, sailing, walking, gulet trips, jet skiing, wind surfing, golf, Aquapark, clay pigeon shooting, turtle watching (in season), health spa's,. There are a number of Scuba Diving centres, some of which provide “Try Dives” for beginners. The Crusader castles of Buffavento, St Hilarion and Kantara as well as Kyrenia castle are well worth a look and there are many historical sites and museums to visit. The scenery can be very beautiful, orchid and wild flower walks are available (mid Feb to early May). Bird watchers will find plenty of opportunities.
Additional information about rental rates
No refund of the DEPOSIT will normally be made for cancellations less than 6 weeks prior to the booked date. Payment in Euros will be at the GBP/EURO exchange rate at the time of booking. Changeover Day: There is no preferred Changeover Day and we try to be flexible, subject to the level of bookings. Notes on prices: We prefer to operate with 7 day booking periods. We will consider shorter stays if it fits the time available but there will be a minimum charge equivalent to five days at the weekly rate at that time of year. For stays greater than seven days, the extra days will be charged at 1/7th of the weekly rate at that time of year. You will receive confirmation of payment, a map of the location of The Garden Studio, further general information and driving directions from your arrival airport.