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Superb Villa, 10 X 5 Private Pool. Wonderful Sea And Mountain Views, WiFi

Bedrooms 4
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Villa in Arapkoy Village, Kyrenia Town, Kyrenia, Cyprus - Peaceful Location, 15 Mins From Beaches, Golf Course And Kyrenia Town, Cooling Sea Breezes

4 bedrooms, 3 shower rooms, 10 x 5 meter private pool, and private gardens. Wonderful sea and mountain views Large covered terraced area with ceiling fan. Additional terrace on 1st floor from master and 2nd bedroom overlooking the sea. Fully furnished with all mod cons. Fully air conditioned. In an elevated position and built at an angle the gardens pool and terraces are very private. There is a charcoal BBQ and a 2 ring gas burner on the covered terrace and a clay oven in the garden. Being on the mountain side there is often a cooling sea breeze to give relief to the summer heat.

Kept to a high standard. This is our other home and we love it.

More Details

Kathleen James
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Kathleen James

I have been married to Martin for many years. We have 2 sons early/mid 30's. The older one is in Australia with his long term girlfriend and the younger has recently married. Both girls are lovely (and of course the boys!) We live in Berkshire and both enjoy travelling, gardening, walking and reading.

Kathleen James purchased this villa in 2008

Why Kathleen James chose Çatalköy

We fell in love with Cyprus when we first visited in 2004. It was one of those places that just felt "right". When we first saw the location on the mountainside at Arapkoy it was breathtaking.

The villa is built at an angle to our neighbours which affords us a great deal of privacy.

The location is both remote and yet within easy distance of all that Kyrenia has to offer.

Arapkoy is still a small village where the main "industry" is still goat herding and shepherding. We love the goats and sheep traversing the valley behind us on the way to and from their day grazing on the mountain.

What makes this villa unique

Nestled on the side of the mountain we benefit from cooling sea breezes in the hottest of weathers. Located at an angle to our neighbours affords us a great deal of privacy.

Sitting in the Roman End of the 10 x 5 meter pool reading a book or sipping an aperitif is one of the great pleasures at the end of the day as is a swim in the warm water of the pool before bedtime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Pleas look at our guest comments for 2013. We have had 5* ratings. From of course 5* guests.
Jan 2013
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Çatalköy Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , good sized beds longer than average
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor suitable disabled. Large door wheelchair use.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom kingsize bed, en suite, terrace. Bedroom 2. Twin beds, terrace Bedroom 3 Twin beds Bedroom 4 ground floor. Oversize single bed with full size single roll under bed (Proper mattress) All with air-con, fans, fitted wardrobes, hairdryers
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Please note that there is a 6 foot drop from a part of the terrace to part of the garden that is not railed. All the beds are very comfortable. There is air conditioning and freestanding fans in all the bedrooms and air conditioning in the lounge. The cot is a travel cot. Outside: Private planted gardens, large covered patio. 10 x 5 meter private pool, sun loungers and sunshade. Outside dining furniture and seating area. BBQ and clay oven. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be fully cleaned, beds made up and towels provided when you arrive. There is a washing machine if you would like to use it. There are spare towels and bedlinen. Plenty of beach mats. Other: Dining room (part of the living area) table and six chairs. Hopefully you will be dining on the terrace outside, which is covered and has a ceiling fan. Catching the smell of the Jasmine or night scented Pakistani Nights. Outside seating area.


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Superb Villa, 10 X 5 Private Pool. Wonderful Sea And Mountain Views, WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful, well kept, comfortable villa, with fabulous sea and mountain views

  • 5 of 5

A little tongue in cheek as we have been asked to review our own villa! We visit about 3 times a year staying about 3-6 weeks at a time, so this really is our home from home. Each time we visit we make sure everything is up to scratch and make improvements. Not forgetting to sightsee, sit in the sun and catch up with friends, Martin even had a dip in the sea Christmas day! If you visit we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We do everything we can to make your stay pleasurable. Please feel free to contact us. Kath and Martin (January 2018)

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chilled and Relaxed

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing time at Kathleen’s villa. It is perfectly placed for exploratory trips to the East and for visits to Girne. However, it is also a great place to hang out, make your own food and enjoy the pool to the sound of the local goat herd. It was our first visit to Cyprus and by the end of the week we were converts to the north of the island and the friendly Turkish Cypriot people.

Thank you for letting us use your home away from home.

p.s. we highly recommend the car hire firm organised by Kathleen

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Our aim is for people to have an enjoyable holiday and be relaxed in our home. We were in the car hire company today and Tahir said how much he enjoyed meeting and talking to you. I do hope you will come again Kathleen
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We contacted Kath as we needed a spacious villa for a fortnight as we were getting married and we were not disappointed.

The villa is every bit as described. The kids loved the space and the pool and we loved the BBQ!!

Kath couldn't have been more helpful and the villa was amazing. We would recommend a stay and we would love to come back!

Martin and Paulette

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Great guests and we look forward t welcoming you back.
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Want to relax then stay here.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent villa and just what I needed to relax, complete with a wonderful pool. The owners are meticulous in communication and ensure that everything is in place. We received maps and accurate route information to the villa. Once there, you can be assured of superb tourist information, a mobile phone for use, pre-programmed with all the telephone numbers you will need. The pool is crystal clear and the very spacious villa provides a relaxing atmosphere for all. If Kath will have us, we will be back again, I thoroughly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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superb villa this

  • 5 of 5

this villa really is a beauty the setting couldn't be better with panoramic views of the sea and mountains and theres a pool and what a pool large and inviting all rooms have air conditioning if you want a relaxing holiday this villa is for you highly recommended

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David. We get genuine pleasure when people have .a good time at our home in North Cyprus. As you know I was worried that as you don't drive you might find it difficult to get around! Hopfully we may welcome you back sometime
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Fantastic villa and setting

  • 5 of 5

Pink mountains at dawn; the sound of goat bells; sea views and a fab swimming pool -= what more could you want! Lovely villa in a beautiful setting. Would love to go back

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when people enjoy themselves. Would love to see you back again. Kath
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Cafe/bar/burgers/toasties. The village cafe
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Klepini in the village
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Several, depending what you prefer
Car: recommended


10 - 15 minute drive to local sandy beaches. At Alagadi Turtle beach you can watch the Turtles coming ashore at night to lay there eggs and at other times in the evenings watch the

hatched baby turtles setting out on their long journey. Plenty of beach mats etc. at the villa if you prefer deserted beaches.

There are beach resorts at most local hotels


Turkish airlines and Pegasus flight are available into Lefkosia (Ercan airport) which is 30 minutes from the villa. Alternatively you can fly into Larnaca in the south approx 1hr 15mins. Served from UK by BA, Agean, Easyjet, and Thos. Cook.

Car hire essential we will be happy to arrange this for you. If you fly into Ercan the car will be waiting for you (no extra cost). From Larnaca we will arrange a taxi service £25 ew for up to 4 people with our car hire company.


Walking distance of local village with 2 small supermarkets, 1 restaurant and 1 cafe.

Approx distances Villa to Dipkarpas 120kms. Famagusta (walled city) 65kms. Nicosia 25kms. Guzeleyert 80 kms

Places to visit St. Hilarion, Buffavento and Kantara Crusader Castles. Kyrenia Castle and harbour. Salamis Roman City, several ancient monasteries and many churches. Nicosia with its market, Buyuk Han, museums and displays by the whirling dervishes dancers.

Further Details:

10 minute drive to larger supermarkets, fishmonger, butcher, Pharmacy and cash machines. Plenty of restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive. From the villa you can walk down and round the Plateau or if feeling energetic further down to the reservoir. There are picnic areas in the forests along the mountain roads locally. In spring there are orchid walks. In spring and autumn there are many migrating birds passing through.

We will send an information pack when we receive final payment. This will contain information about local supermarkets and maps with directions to the villa.

There are further maps and tourist information at the villa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $418.94

Booking Notes:
Deposit non refundable, unless I can resell. Same with balance
25% deposit on booking, balance 8 weeks before departure.
£300 refundable bond due with balance.
200 units of electricity per week should be plenty. The charge for excess is to ensure the air con is not left on whilst out all day or with windows open.

Changeover Day:
We try to be flexible on changeover days and are willing to accept booking for odd numbers of days pro rata. Less thank 1 week will be subject to additional cost to cover cleaning You must vacate the villa by 10am on day of departure. Access to villa from 4pm on day of arrival.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 2-4 people. Additional persons at £42 each per week. The refundable bond is £300. Only the number of people booked are allowed to stay at the villa. 200 units of electricity per week are included in your rental.Electricity usage over this will be charged at 30p per unit and deducted from your bond. A welcome pack is available at cost price. I will be happy to arrange car hire and transfers at no additional cost.
You may arrange this with me by phone or email Stays of less than 1 week will attract a small pro rata premium for cleaning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.