The apartment has a large open plan kitchen/dining and living area with patio doors opening on to a large terrace with sunset views. The bedrooms (one with ensuite facilities) are at the back, shut off from the living area by a door so perfect for families with children who go to bed early. There is also a family bathroom next to the second bedroom. The apartment is situated right at the top end of the development 'away from it all' yet only a short walk to one of the communal pools, which is often completely empty, so you may have it all to yourselves. There is a shaded pergola there and sunbeds and parasols are provided. From the pool terrace, there are amazing views over the ravine and towards the sea. Even in the height of summer, there is always a refreshing breeze here. Our huge roof terrace has sunbeds for sunbathing and sofas to lounge on, as well as a dining table and a built-in BBQ for alfresco dining - and sea and mountain views to die for!
2 bed 2 bath penthouse on small site with 2 communal pools
- english, french, italian, turkish
About Alison Hatcher
My name is Alison and my partner Eddie and I are currently living and working in North Cyprus, in the beautiful region of Esentepe. We have two apartments here, one above the other. We live downstairs and rent out the upstairs apartment with private roof terrace. Most holiday makers take comfort in the fact that the owners are nearby to help them with any problems that they have and to provide information and advice to ensure that they make the most of their holiday here. We look forward to welcoming you!
Alison Hatcher purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Alison Hatcher chose Bahçeli
Although Eddie was born in London, both his parents were originally from North Cyprus, so he bought this property as a holiday home to continue his ties with the place. I came out here in 2011 on a one way ticket, after being being made redundant back in the UK and splitting up with my partner of 17 years. A year later, Eddie decided to move out here after his divorce and we met in a bar in Esentepe in January 2012. We moved in together 6 months later and we love it here! After too many years of commuting in London, the slow pace here is bliss. It is a bit like going back in time 50 years. There is little or no crime, and the locals are very friendly. If you are used to UK prices, you will love how far your money goes here, with very favourable exchange rates.
What makes this Apartment unique
Sunset Bay is a very quiet development. With two pools to choose from, it is never busy. In fact, you may even have the pool to yourself. As we are at the top of the site, we are even quieter than most. We are right on the edge of the mountains, and we can walk straight onto mountain tracks right from our doorstep and walk for miles without seeing another soul. Also, being on the edge of a ravine, we have better views than most. If you are a bird lover, then there are lots of varieties to watch swooping around. The huge roof terrace (guests have private use of this) with shaded pergola and built in BBQ is a real benefit. On a clear day you can see all the way along the coast towards Tatlisu. Really incredible views! At night, you can often see shooting stars. If you want a truly peaceful holiday, then this is the place for you.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Alison and Eddie gave us a generous welcome pack and lovely meal on arrival which we had pre-booked
We stayed for a month, November/December 2018
Alison and Eddie were always helpful throughout our stay
The appartment is very spacious with a lovely roof terrace and beautiful views
There's a washing machine and dishwasher which was very handy
The complex was very quite, well kept with two lovely swimming pools which are not heated so too cold for us to use when we were there
Lots of books, dvds, tourist maps and a information folder
Take a laptop and hdmi cable to stream programmes as the TV only works that way
I downloaded the ITVHUB+ it was one week free then £3.99 for a month
Throughout Cyprus toilet paper is not allowed to be flushed and must be put in the bins provided
We booked a taxi through Alison and Eddie, to collect us from and return us to Larnaca Airport, about an hours drive and also a hire car for the length of our stay
We paid a visit to South Cyprus for a couple of days, we first had to get a letter of permission from the car hire company Then go to through the Nicosia Turkish border control then the Greek border control with passports, take with you all of the car details too, just after the Greek border control there is an office to show the car details to and approve them
Then go to one of the insurance kiosks next door to give €25, make sure you have the euros before arriving at the border, this insures your car up to one month in the South
When you return you can use any border contol, you don't have to go back via Nicosia
The weather was mostly warm at 20°c although we had a few days of thunder, lightning and heavy rain
Lots of places to visit, there are plenty of restaurants nearby and the nearest shop is theTempo supermarket, 5 mins away
A car is needed, a good thing is they drive on the same side of the road as us
They also use three pin plugs as we do
Turkish Lira is used, 10 TL was £1.50
It's very cheap to eat out, for shopping and buying petrol
We had such a lovely time, Northern Cyprus is beautiful, we will return 😊
We recently returned from a fantastic holiday! The apartment was brilliant. It was really well equipped with everything we needed and more!.. We loved having barbecues on the roof terrace and watching the sun set from the balcony and the kids loved the two pools on site! You needed a car but Alison and Eddie organised the hire for us and also the airport transfers. They also had some great suggestions for places/beaches to visit as well as good local restaurants. Alison and Eddie were really helpful with questions and requests we had as well. We all had a great time and would love to go back! Thank you Alison & Eddie!
Thank you, Kerry! We hope to see you all again sometime.
The apartment was exactly as described.
We arrived very late, but Eddie was able to provide us with a pre-ordered, delicious curry and a bottle of wine. That was a good start! The apartment is quietly located, so a car is essential for shopping and sightseeing. There is a lovely pool on site. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and made good use of the rooftop terrace for sunbathing, relaxing and BBQing. Really cannot find fault the apartment or location and I am sure we will return. Thank you Alison and Eddie.
Perfect location and nice appartment
We spent 2 weeks in Alison and Eddie's apartment. Everything was perfect and consistent with the photos on the website. Very quiet residence and close to the sea. 2 pools on site, we loved it. Great quality for the price. We would happily return if we have the opportunity
Enjoyable relaxing 3 week stay
We have been to Kyrenia about 7 times always on the Lapta side, we decided to try Esentepe area, we looked at a number of apartments and decided on Alison and Eddies, we were not disappointed, the apartment is lovely and spacious, well kept with everything you need for your stay, the balcony was large it
was shaded and breezy in a morning great for early morning cup of tea and breakfast whilst watching the birds in the hollow, especially the large blue/turquoise one (still don't know what it was). The roof top terrace was big and good for sunbathing and lovely views, although it could do with some shade.we used the pool often and we had it to ourselves,the beautiful gardens were very well kept, the site was quite, the people we met were very friendly.
The apartment is close to Tempo supermarket, which sells everything you need, there are a number of good restaurant within 5-10 minuets drive, a car is essential.. The location is ideal for exploring the pan handle and Famagusta areas.
Alison organised taxi from airport and car hire,it's comforting to know Alison and Eddie are downstairs if needed, the are both very friendly and helpful.
We stayed for 3 weeks and had a very enjoyable relaxing holiday we hope to return one day, we would defiantly recommend Sunset Bay which lived up to its name, beautiful sunset every night.
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your kind words. A new wooden pergola is in the pipeline for the roof terrace and will be erected as soon as possible. In the meantime, we have put extra parasols up there, to provide extra shade.
A very enjoyable stay
This was our first trip to North Cyprus and after some research we selected Alison & Eddie's apartment for it's location and the appeal of their site details. We were not disappointed because in all round terms we were very satisfied because we found everything that we needed to make our holiday enjoyable in the apartment, which is well equipped and has lovely, elevated views of the coast.
The beaches are nearby as are numerous places to eat or enjoy a drink and we found them all very welcoming. Kyrenia is 1/2 hour away and we were easily able to explore most of the north during our stay. We would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment to couples and small families.
Special interest holidays:
Keen walkers can walk straight into the mountains, right from our doorstep. Between November and April is the perfect time for walking in the mountains, as daytime temperatures are still warm, but not too hot. February/March/April is the season for spotting stunning wild orchids along the way. We can provide mapped routes for you to follow.
The nearest sandy beach with facilities is only 5 minutes away. There are many beautiful beaches within a short drive away, including the famous Alagadi turtle beaches, about 15 mins away towards Kyrenia. There is also a beach club at the nearby Korineum golf club, 15 mins away. Further away to the East are the best beaches of all in the Karpas peninsula, just over an hour away, but well worth the effort.
We are only 45 mins from Ercan airport in the North, and 1 hour from Larnaca in the South and 2.5 hours from Paphos in the South. We can arrange airport transfers for you as well as car hire. Please note that there are insurance restrictions and complications when driving a hire car over the border, but taxis can easily be arranged from any Cyprus airport. It is best to hire a car on this side (Turkish side).
The nearest supermarket is just 5 mins drive away. The nearest village with amenities is Esentepe, about 12 mins drive away. Kyrenia (Girne is its Turkish name) is 40 mins drive away and Famagusta (Gazi Magusa) is about the same in the other direction. Kantara castle is 20-30 mins drive away. The Karpas peninsula (the 'pan handle of Cyprus') is 1 hour's drive.
You can walk to a small minimarket and bar from the apartment in 5 mins (closed in Winter). There is a larger supermarket only 5 mins drive away and many good bars and restaurants within 10 mins drive. We can tell you the best ones to go to!