|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The White House has been recently renovated to a high standard to provide very comfortable accommodation. The house is situated in a quiet and peaceful area within the Old walled City of Famagusta which is bursting with history and beautiful buildings to explore. Everything you need is within walking distance of the White House so car hire is not required. Shops, restaurants, banks, cafes and the mouth watering Petek patisserie are within 2-3 minutes walk.
I live in the North East of England where I studied Business & Finance at Newcastle College. My interests include DIY, walking and renovating property.
Steve purchased this house in 2011
I have been holidaying in North Cyprus for the past 11 years and fell in love with the people, the pace of life, the coast line and the Old Walled City of Famagusta. I decided that I would like to purchase a property in Famangusta as it is much quieter than other areas of the island. One year I stayed in a house within the Old Walled City and it was the best holiday I had ever had mainly because I could walk to the restaurant, bars and cafes and I could forget about my car. My love for property and good imagination lead me to purchase a derelict house. It was a blank canvas that I could work with to create a great home for when I retire.
The White House is located in a quiet and peaceful area but with in 2 minutes walk of all amenities. There is a great roof terrace where you can sit and enjoy the views of the surrounding city and port. The house has just been fully renovated and all of the furniture and fittings are brand new.
Really lovely apartment right in the centre of the old town. Great for family with up to 2 children. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, tv/sat and even a washing machine. Very efficient wood burner for colder evenings and aircon in all rooms. Free parking right outside (car hire for 1 week only £85 and worth it as allows trips to salamis, kyrenia, Nicosia and Karpas peninsula).
FROM THE BEGINNING OF OUR HOLIDAY THROUGH TO THE END WE WANTED FOR NOTHING.
TRANSFERS FROM LARNACA AIRPORT TO GAZIMAGUSA WERE ARRANGED BY THE OWNER STEVE AND HIS DEDICATED TEAM. WE WERE WHISKED AWAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED MERCEDES DRIVEN BY RASHID WHO IS VERY AMICABLE
.WE HAD CHOSEN THIS PROPERTY AS ALL WE WANTED TO ACHIEVE DURING OUR 18 NIGHT STAY WAS TO RECHARGE OUR BATTERIES . STAYING AT WHITE HOUSE CERTAINLY ENABLED US TO DO THIS.
WE SPENT MANY DAYS ON THE ROOF TERRACE READING OR LISTENING TO MUSIC ........ABSORBING THE WARMTH OF THE SUN ....... KEEPING COOL WITH THE AID OF THE PLEASANT AND MOST APPRECIATED BREEZE.
YOU CAN CHOOSE TO RENT A CAR ( WHICH IS ADVISABLE TO BOOK BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR HOLIDAY) OR THERE IS A BUS STATION OUTSIDE THE OLD CITY WALLS FROM WHERE YOU CAN GET A COACH TO NICOSIA, LARNACA, KYRENIA AND MORE.
WHITE HOUSE IS SITUATED IN A QUIET AND FRIENDLY RESIDENTIAL AREA. THERE ARE MINI MARTS, SUPERMARKETS, RESTAURANTS, BARS AND A WEALTH OF HISTORICAL SITES ALL WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.
TIPS FOR FUTURE RENTERS:-
TAKE SOME PERFUMED NAPPY SACKS AND BABY WIPES FOR YOUR DAILY BATHROOM VISITS.
IF YOU DO WASH ANY OF YOUR CLOTHES THEN WE WOULD SUGGEST HANGING THEM OUT AT NIGHT AND THEY WILL BE SOFT AND DRY BY THE MORNING. ( NOT DE RIGUEUR IN THE UK ! )
UPON OUR RETURN TO THE UK WE HAVE ARRIVED BACK RELAXED , TANNED AND EVEN SOME UNSPENT HOLIDAY FUNDS REMAIN ! - WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT FROM A HOLIDAY.
This was our second visit to the White House and our seventh to Northern Cyprus. The people in this road are very friendly including the couple who run the local shop and the two lovely ladies at the shoe shop.The house is very quiet for a relaxing holiday.The rooftop and gazebo are great.Check out my reviews on Trip Advisor for Ruyas cafe,D&B,Historia,Rouge 21,Palm House,Ezics and our favourite Othello(on the same street).We will return next year.
Very well maintained and convenient to the old walled city of famagusta everything is in walking distance and there's a mini market within 50 yards that carries a good selection of most things that you need.a short walk up to the main square there is a good selection of cafes and restaurants. Everyone is very friendly and the prices are reasonable. All in all a very nice holiday.thanks Steve
The White House is a lovely spacious property, immaculately maintained with a homely feel we thought, especially when we lit the wood burning stove to warm us on the chilly evenings. All the facilities were of a high standard of cleanliness and the furnishings both attractive and comfortable. Patio doors lead out onto the large terrace with table and chairs and an attractive cactus garden and, as if this wasn't enough, climb up onto the large roof terrace and you will find a gazebo, furniture and sunloungers and magnificent views of Famagusta. The White House is in a great location too, just a few minutes stroll to bars, restaurants and shops and the atmospheric charm of the ancient buildings. A walk around the old city walls we think is a must on any trip to savour the views and appreciate the history of this unique place, followed by a relaxing drink of freshly squeezed orange juice, or something a little stronger, sitting in the square!
Well, it was pretty bad timing on our part, because the 'Dust Cloud' from Syria arrived by lunch time on our first day, so we couldn't go out. The little shop at the corner of the road was a godsend, and the owners were lovely. We had four days of relaxing in this wonderful house, eating, drinking and watching films (not complaining) then two days at the beach. It's a shame the old derelict hotel area at Palm Beach cannot be rebuilt because the sea is crystal clear and warm, very safe for children, and the beach itself is lovely.
Rashit (local taxi driver) is a mine of information, and about as friendly a guy you would ever wish to meet, and his firm is just a few minutes from the White House. We would definitely recommend Steve's house for a relaxing comfortable holiday, and hope to return one day soon.
Special interest holidays:
There are many interests that can be found locally including, scuba diving, snorkelling, jet skiing, fishing, walking. There is also a new marina and golf course about 1 hours drive from The White House.
The beautiful Palm Beach is 4 minutes drive or about 15-20 minutes walk from the White House. There are many sandy beaches along Famagusta bay all within a short drive.
Traveling to The White House is easy. There is a choice of three airports.
Larnaca Airport in South Cyprus is about 35 minutes drive.
Paphos Airport in South Cyprus is about 2 hours drive.
Ercan Airport in North Cyprus is about 30 minutes drive.
Private taxi transfers and car hire can be arranged from all of these airports. Please ask if you require any assistance to arrange these.
Cafes, shops, and restaurants are within a 2 minute walk of the house. Outside of the Old City you can find every kind of retailer and an even greater choice of restaurants and cafes. Once you have explored the Old Walled City of Famagusta, there are many attractions within a 10 minute drive. For example St Barnabas Monastery, the magnificent Salamis ruins and Bogaz fishing harbour. A little further afield you can visit Kantara Castle and the beautiful unspoilt Karpaz peninsula.
The currency in North Cyprus is the Turkish Lira. The exchange rate is very good so North Cyprus is much cheaper compared to Euro zone holiday destinations. Euro and GB Sterling are widely accepted.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
There are various methods to pay.
1) You can pay by cheque to our UK address.
2) You can pay by bank/building society transfer to our UK account.
The changeover day, arrival and departure times are flexible providing they do not effect other other bookings or potential bookings.
Notes on prices:
The prices quoted in the table are for 2 people. For 3 or 4 people there is an additional charge of £40 per week per person. For example from the 1st December to 31st January, the charge for 4 people staying for 1 week would be £385. From 1st April to 30 November, 4 people staying for 1 week would cost £425. £20 of electricity is included per week. This is more than enough but we have to stipulate this to discourage people from leaving the air conditioning running when they go out.
A deposit of £100 per week is required to book the White House and the balance on arrival.