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Villa With 10 X 5 Private Pool. Wonderful Sea And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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 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 BBQ 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.

Kathleen James
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About Kathleen James

I have been married to Martin for many years. We have 2 sons late early 30's both of whom have lovely long time girlfriends. The older one is in Australia and the younger has recently bought a house with his girlfriend and they are planing to marry in 2016 We live in Berkshire and both enjoy travelling, gardening, walking and reading.

Kathleen James purchased this villa in 2008

Why Kathleen James chose Kyrenia Region

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 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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Villa With 10 X 5 Private Pool. Wonderful Sea And Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

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: Aug 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: Aug 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: Jul 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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Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed in this huge villa for a week and we couldn't have asked for a better base near Kyrenia.

The villa itself was immaculate and we spent most of the week relaxing by the pool! The owner Kath was really helpful and sent us info beforehand and made sure there was a welcome pack for us on arrival.

The villa is located an elevated position in the mountains above the sea with stunning views. You get plenty of lovely Cyprus sunshine on the terrace!

Would recommend hiring a car (which Kath helped us with booking before we arrived). It's a short drive to some nice little beach spots, Kyrenia harbour, good local sightseeing and some amazing restaurants.

All in all, really good choice and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. So pleased you had a good time. We are very lucky we have had so many great guests this year. Kath and Martin
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Prestwick Ayrshire Scotland

Wonderful villa in lovely spot

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late due to French strike, and were delighted to find A1 cars whom we had booked for our hire for the week had waited for us to arrive which was great. When we arrived at the villa it was just gettling light and the beauty of the mountainside run was wonderful, the villa was big and imposing with a beautiful garden and we were greeted by the lovely guardian of the property (kelly) the dog, who stayed with us the whole holiday, what a character she is. We were delighted with the size of the house, there was only 3 of us so we didn't use all the bedrooms, but we were delighted to have a bathroom each. The pool is large and superb, quite deep though and not child friendly, I am 5ft 4ins tall, and when down on the bottom step of the pool it was up to my chest, but wonderfully cool, clean and great for the exercise!!! The outside of the villa is wonderful, out the set of doors beside the dining room straight onto a lovely covered area which we had breakfast and dinner on. Another lovely area in front of the second set of doors onto the patio which again is covered and cool. There is an abundance of sun beds, chairs etc, a lovely barbecue etc. The local restuarant is run by a lovely couple who make you feel one of the family and join you sometimes after your meal with a few free Raki's. All in all I dare anyone to say anything bad about this place it was wonderful. The neighbours are very helpful, Paddy and Brian and Bev and Jim all said hello and are only too willing to help if you need it, regarding things to do places to eat etc. Although there is so much information from Kath and Martin in the villa you won't need to ask anyone anything its all there for you. Hope you all have as wonderful holiday as we did

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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, Cyprus Airways, Easyjet, Monarch 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

Çatalköy Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
01 April -26 May 17
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
27 May -23 June 17
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
24 June - 08 Sept 17
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
09 Sept - 28 Oct 17
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Oct 29 2017 - Mar 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $383.5

Booking Notes:
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.

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