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Phil and Helen

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Spacious villa with private pool and amazing sea & mountain views

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Çatalköy Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 large bedrooms with family bathroom, ensuite and downstairs shower room

A large hotel is being built across the road from Serendipity. Some guests MAY find some building noise or increased traffic noise. As such we have massively reduced our rates.

See the gallery for a photo of it's proximity to the villa.

One with king size bed and en-suite

Two spacious twin rooms.

Large built in wardrobes. Air-conditioning to all bedrooms.

En-suite to master bedroom with shower and wc.

Family bathroom with bath, over-bath shower and wc.

Downstairs bathroom with large shower and wc.

Large, fully fitted kitchen with hob, oven, extractor, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and water cooler.

All necessary cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery etc.

Spacious lounge with open fireplace. TV for DVDs, games console & Hifi with large library of music/films. Playstation with good selection of games. Great choice of books.

Air-conditioning unit. Large dining table and 6 chairs adjacent to patio doors leading to pool.

Your own large private pool with poolside alfresco eating area.

Sunbeds, umbrellas, tables, chairs, pool inflatable etc.

Terrace on first floor overlooking pool area for sunbathing or eating/drinking.

Large poolside gazebo for additional shade.

Traditionally constructed BBQ.

You can fly into either Larnaca in the South or Ercan in the North. Driving from Ercan takes only 30 mins and only 75 mins from Larnaca. We would be happy to arrange taxis and/or transfers for you at very competitive rates.

We can arrange for fresh fruit, vegetables, milk, wine etc to be delivered to the villa for you, from a selection of welcome packs, to save you shopping on arrival. Local supermarkets have a lot of UK brands as well as fabulous deli counters. There are numerous restaurants between Catalköy and Kyrenia. The lovely Valley View, just up the road looking out over the sea, serves a delicious local meze.

We've even provided you with a mobile phone, with a pay-as-you-go sim, so you can make reservations at your favourite restaurant or ring Suzy, our property manager, just in case you have any problems.

There is also a laptop with 3G connection to the internet. This is subject to a modest local topup charge.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Phil and Helen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Phil and Helen

We live in England on the edge of the beautiful Chiltern Hills. It's a great place for walks and enjoying the countryside. We both work long hours so holidays are important to us. Anywhere warm will suit us, but the hotter the better (except Dubai in August, which was a bit too warm!).

Phil and Helen purchased this villa in 2007

Why Phil and Helen chose Kyrenia Region

We were both fortunate to travel the world with our parents when we were younger, as both sets were in the Armed Forces. One of our stays was in Cyprus where we fell in love with the island and each other!

We always dreamed of returning, so when the time was right, we decided to buy this villa. We spent a long time searching for the right property, but when we eventually found this one, it was actually just by luck. That's why we called it Serendipity, as it means 'a happy chance'. As we're both fans of Dan Brown novels we had the Serendipity name plate made up as an ambigram, so just in case you happen to be standing on your head, you can still read it! We've been fortunate to holiday at Serendipity with all our kids and parents, at some point over the years, and it's a joy.

What makes this villa unique

We absolutely love the location of our home in the sun.

The views of the mountains are just fantastic. First thing in the morning they benefit from the most amazing light. Sitting having breakfast by the pool, or on the veranda, they seem to stand out in all their glory. In the evening, as the sun sets over the sea, they bask in an orange glow that really makes you appreciate their beauty.

An hour after sunset, there's nothing better than sitting on the upstairs veranda, sipping a drink, staring up at the infinite vastness of stars above your head. Heaven!!

As Serendipity sits on the hill opposite Lara Beach, there is nearly always a glorious cooling breeze blowing from the beach, keeping the temperature at a perfect level.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the first time we have stayed at the villa, but I am sure it won't be the last. The location of the villa is superb, close enough to Kyrenia for a great choice of shops and restaurants, but far enough away to be quite and relaxed. Inside the villa is finished to a good standard and is very nicely laid out and equipped. We particularly liked the fact it had 3 bathrooms, which made getting ready to go out easier. We were there in the height of the summer so were very pleased to have air-conditioning as well as our own pool to cool off in. There is also a built in barbeque which we used most evenings if we were not eating at one of the local restaurants. There is also a very nice beach within a 10 minute walk and lots of interesting places to visit only a short drive away. As one of the other reviewers mentioned, the mobile phone was a nice touch and was very helpful to us on many occasions. There was also a local agent who was always happy to help us with any queries we had. We have recommended the villa to friends who loved it, and we can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.
Jul 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Spacious villa with private pool and amazing sea & mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time and were very impressed with the villa both inside and out. The pool was a blessing and was kept clean regularly by the poolman. Everything seems to have been thought of by the owners with lots of information provided, entertainment in the villa (lots of music and films) etc. The area was reasonably quiet yet we were close to the main road that runs along the coast, allowing easy access to beaches, shops, restaurants etc. I would recommend Serendipity to family and friends and I am sure they would enjoy it as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pure Bliss..........

  • 5 of 5

Well, where do I start......my stay at Serendipity was excellent......from the minute we arrived to the sad moment we had to leave.....Phil & Helen have thought of everything, that one may require while on holiday. We had the most wonderful evenings sitting under the stars enjoying our alfresco barbecue meals, listening to the birds, it was so, so peaceful, just the type of place to relax and chill out. I am already thinking of next year and coming back to to Serendipity......to be honest I can't wait...........thank you both for making my first villa based holiday such a wonderful experience.....Thanks to Sue, who was very kind and helpful......during our stay as well.....I thoroughly, recommend Serendipity, to anyone who is looking for a very calm, clean and relaxed environment to spend some quality time.........thanks again.....the swimming pool was a godsend in the hot weather, just what I would expect, but without having to share it with anybody else. :) the choice of music/film was across the board.... :) definitely 5*

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Raj Thanks for your comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We had a full moon during our last stay and sitting on the veranda at night with bright light and shadows all around was fantastic. We'd love to see you again at Serendipity. Phil and Helen
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Delightful Holiday Villa in N Cyprus

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday at Serendipity was everything we had hoped for and more. The villa is spacious, well equipped, clean and beautifully furnished and in a great location for exploring the area. It was very hot during our stay so it was great to be able to dip in the large swimming pool but we also loved the local little beach – just a 10-minute walk away. We welcomed the extra thoughtful touches - books, dvds, maps and having a mobile phone to contact local restaurants etc). We found the owners' handbook that provided extensive local knowledge and information very helpful. There is a large range of shops and good restaurants nearby. We had a very comfortable, enjoyable and restful stay and would be happy to recommend the villa. We shall return again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to see so many of our guests enjoy the pool. We're also lucky that people leave leaflets and business cards from their favourite restaurants, which gives others the chance to benefit from the experience.
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Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

I have to say the photographs of Serendipity don't do it justice. The location is awesome! The views over olive groves and fields to the mountains is a joy. Whilst to the front you get views along the coast towards Kyrenia.

The choice of beaches is great, with some great beach clubs along the coast, which the teenagers loved, as well as some deserted beaches towards Karpas for us! Having said that the local beach is great to pop down to for a club sandwich and a swim at lunchtime.

All in all we had a fantastic time either just relaxing round the pool or visiting the local sights (including the baby turtles hatching at Algadi Beach).

The hire car and transfers were all arranged for us, so all we had to do was turn up and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The location is amazing isn't it! When we're at Serendipity I can't quite believe the views sometimes. Either in the morning, having breakfast by the pool, when the sun is low, or in the evening the when the sun sets, the mountains really do glow. Fantastic!
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Excellent Villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we have stayed at the villa, but I am sure it won't be the last. The location of the villa is superb, close enough to Kyrenia for a great choice of shops and restaurants, but far enough away to be quite and relaxed. Inside the villa is finished to a good standard and is very nicely laid out and equipped. We particularly liked the fact it had 3 bathrooms, which made getting ready to go out easier. We were there in the height of the summer so were very pleased to have air-conditioning as well as our own pool to cool off in. There is also a built in barbeque which we used most evenings if we were not eating at one of the local restaurants. There is also a very nice beach within a 10 minute walk and lots of interesting places to visit only a short drive away. As one of the other reviewers mentioned, the mobile phone was a nice touch and was very helpful to us on many occasions. There was also a local agent who was always happy to help us with any queries we had. We have recommended the villa to friends who loved it, and we can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The BBQ certainly gets lots of use! What's great is that our guests always seem to leave enough charcoal for the people who stay after them too, which is great. The phone is very handy, especially for ringing the Abbey Bell Tower and getting them to pick you up for free!
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Serendipity

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here more than once and love it! It is HOT in August and the pool is fabulous for cooling off. You have the choice of staying at the villa or wandering to the beach opposite. If you want to go a little further afield there are a number of good beaches. Escape beach is a favourite for our teenagers, there are plenty of watersport activities to keep them occupied while we relax under the sunshades or take a leisurely swim round the bay. There are plenty of local restaurants on the occassions we don't feel like barbequing. Our favourites being the Abbey Bell Tower, they send a taxi for you free of charge and The Grove where steaks are the order of the day. There is no doubt that you need a car but as they drive on the left there it is no problem. I would thoroughly recommend the villa, it has everything you could think of and if you leave a message in the comments book with a suggestion or idea the owners quite often ensure it is supplied. The local agent is an ex-pat which makes communication if you need to contact them really easy. Him and his wife are really knowleageable and nothing is too much trouble for them. We will be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to hear the pool is such a great asset in the hottest months! We love being able to just plunge in and cool off too. The Grove has a really good reputation for excellent steaks (and brandy sours too) with prices that are very good value for money.
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Larnaca
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
Vogue Beach Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Korinium Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Vogue Beach Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
450 Metres
Lara Beach
Car: recommended

Benefiting from a premiere position that commands views to the front, across olive groves, and the warm azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. To the rear a fantastic panorama of the Besparmak Mountains against a cloudless blue sky.

Your very own private pool with crystal clear water just perfect for a refreshing dip, playing or just relaxing. At the end of the day you'll have sun-kissed shoulders, a glowing bronze tan and a phenomenal appetite.

How about spending an evening sipping a relaxing drink on the terrace whilst enjoying a BBQ, with an amazing sunset and a soft caressing breeze you won't forget in a hurry.

Start your day with a morning stroll along near deserted beaches just minutes from your front door. If that doesn't sound energetic enough for you, how about horseriding in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Cypriot countryside. Or if you prefer an adrenaline rush, paragliding off the Besparmak Mountains.

Whatever your holiday dreams you're sure to find one in the numerous

fantastic experiences that will make this a holiday to remember!

Serendipity benefits from a variety of beaches close by, ranging from busy and noisy to completely deserted, with everything in between.

Vogue Beach Centre, less than ½ mile to the west, features a large pool, restaurant and full water sports facilities, whilst Acapulco Beach Club with its restaurant, changing area, sun beds and full hotel facilities is only a further ¾ mile further on.

The famous Turtle Beach, where you can see turtles hatch from under the sand during September, is only 2 miles to the east.

Just 5 miles away is the beautiful Kyrenia Harbour with its stunning backdrop and numerous restaurants serving unforgettable local and international cuisine. To fully appreciate this setting, enter the historic Byzantine castle and venture to the top of its fortified walls. Fifteen minutes away, Bellapais Abbey sits in a beautiful traditional village setting overlooking the sea with the mountains providing an impressive backdrop.

After visiting the Abbey and soaking up the views and culture treat yourself to lunch in the Bell Tower Restaurant which is featured in the Daily Mail fine dining supplement.

For an evening meal why not take advantage of their free pickup, and return service from the villa!

The Korineum Golf course is just 5 minutes away. It is designed for golfers of all standards and ages. The Paspalum playing surface is maintained in excellent condition throughout the year, and with strategically placed bunkers and water hazards players will enjoy a true challenge.

If none of that takes your fancy, how about trying out fishing, karting, paragliding, 4x4 off-road driving, walking, waterparks, scuba diving, sailing, horse riding, paint balling. All available within a short travelling distance.

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Rates & Availability

Çatalköy Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July to September
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$749
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$698
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov to December
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$547
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$720
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131

All reasonable electricity and water charges are included in the rental.
Excessive use of either utility will be charged at the standard rate and taken out of your deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Çatalköy Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Downstairs
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Poolside
  • 3 Bathrooms En-Suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure Good size family bathroom - Toilet, bath, shower screen Downstairs shower room. Ideal for 3rd bedroom use or freshening up after a day by the pool/beach. All bathroom towels provided. All cleaned and laundered before your arrival and after each week of your stay.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6 Master - 1 Kingsize Bed, En-Suite Second - 2 Single Beds. Can be pushed together Third - 2 Single Beds. Can be pushed together Cot available at a small additional charge Each bedroom has wall to wall fitted wardrobes and air-conditioning and marble flooring.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Prices include a full clean of the villa before your stay but if you would like an additional mid-stay clean we can arrange this for £25. We can arrange for a welcome pack of bread, milk, wine and other provisions to be available for your arrival at very reasonable prices. Contact us for details. On the outside terrace, under a large umbrella, is a dining table with six chairs, and for the pool-side; six sun-beds, parasols, small tables and a gazebo for further shade. Warm air heaters provide heat in the bedrooms in the Winter. We have a non-smoking policy indside the Villa, but provide an ashtray for smokers to use on the outdoor terrace. Travel cots, with mosquito net, and high chairs are available at a small extra charge. Please contact us for further details.

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