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New 3 bed apartment 300 metres from ocean in Lapta, Kyrenia area, north Cyprus

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Sep-2016
3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms [1 bath en-suite] 2 patios property sleeps 6 persons.

A new 3 bedroom apartment, one of just 36 and only 300 metres from oceans edge in prestigious Lapta Pines Development, just 8 miles from the 16th century Harbour known as Kyrenia. Some say the meds best kept secret.,the jewel of the med.

Flanked by the dramatic Besparmak mountain range, views of mainland Turkey and the dramatic local coastline and nestled in olive and lemon groves.

It is close to shops,hotels and many oceanside restaurants and cafe's. also within close proximity are old Turkish villages, old Lapta and Alsanjack.[eye openers to say the least.] get a haircut and shave for 15ytl [about £4.00][ men only ] Various walks in most directions.

Natural unspoiled beaches just mins away, sardunya bay with its own down to earth bar and restaraunt ,Horseshoe bay with its own fishermans cottage about 15mins drive,he will serve you up catch of the day, but for those who would go up market there are 'Camelot' or 'Escape' and Sun-Set beaches have all water and beach facilities there is also a little secret quiet beach within 5 mins walk at the end of the road to the sempati hotel,. also a couple of water parks,closeby

Lapta in particular has many bars and restaurants that sit right on the waters edge. Come visit you will never be disappointed

those include Silver rocks . The Cabin . the Calamari .. all on the oceans edge and with the lira running at well over 4 to the £ its making all things an absolute bargain

Northern Cyprus - the jewel of the Med: Lefkosa [Nicosia] dating back to the 7th century, visit Ledra Palace, or take a stroll through the streets where you will be thrilled to find old farmers markets with amazing produce, particularly interesting is the Buyuk Han [the great inn] built in 1572 by the Otterman governor mustapha Pasha,,, traders and merchants would stay the night, drink wine and make merriment. Just around the corner is the mansion of dervish pasha built in the 19th century and bears the characteristics of the Turkish architecture of this period. Other places of interest in this city are the Venetian Column, Gamblers Inn and the Kyrenia gate.just recently in the centre they have just opened up the border crossing from north to south ,its a walkway which allows you to spend the day on the Greek side.its good to observe the cultural differences between the two zones, there is a noticeable difference also between the two cuisines...make sure you don't miss the very old central market [Turk side] its an eye opener

Kyrenia, a 14th Century non commercialized harbour: Dating back to Roman times, was eventually taken over by the Ottermans in 1571 without them firing a single shot. But enough of all the Nostalgia, the horseshoe shaped harbour which is filled with old and antique Turkish fishing boats is truly a delight .the low romantic lighting needs to be appreciated at dusk or night, it boasts scores of restaurants, bars cafe's most with outside waterfront dinning but go to the back streets and fined some real jewels. A deal cheaper and perhaps more interesting. Its really very safe in spite of the narrow darkly lit cobbled streets. be prepaid for the wailing of the Imrans from the several mosques which are located in the area calling the believers to prayer Also in the harbour is Kyrenia Castle built by the Byzantines in the 7th century to protect the city from Arab raiders. it has apparently remained intact for centuries but has also been enlarged & better fortified over the last few hundred years.. there are a couple of authentic turkish bars too.

Beaches and relaxation: Well, there is an area east of Kyrenia known as the Karpaz. Literally mile after mile of golden beaches, turtle breeding grounds actually. wild donkeys ,also. Sea is sparkling aquamarine, and there are some incredibly basic hotels literally on the beach 'the oasis' for one that will cost about £15 per room per night. The owner cooks out on the patio under the stars, a real experience. Nearer the apartment area are some glorious beaches. Camelot, Escape the Sun Set beach club etc. Everything will be available at really affordable prices when it comes to wining and dining northern Cyprus is unsurpassed .how about 3 course including wine for about for under £20 per head [exchange rate permitting] there is a famous meze restaurant (cenap)which will serve you a 24 course meal for about £12 per head. Strong brandy sour cocktails will run you back about £3. North Cyprus is a really good deal ,it is NON EURO and less expensive than anywhere I have been recently, please come visit you wont be disappointed.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

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12 Reviews

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based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

5

Peaceful, relaxing....superb!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow....just wow! This apartment was all and more than we expected. It was spacious (there were 5 of us!!), superbly clean and fully equipped with everything that you would need.

The apartment complex comprises over 40 apartments so, having arrived in peak holiday time, we expected the centrally located pool to be busy most of the time. However, for the whole week our kids had almost sole use of the pool. The pool itself is superbly maintained with clean and safe water and surrounds.

We arrived late on the Friday night but James (the owner) had left us with clear and accurate instructions on how to get into the apartment. When we arrived there was a complete guide for us to read which told us all about the apartment and local places.

Early the next morning we were met by Mehmet, the site manager. What a fabulous guy he turned out to be - helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and available whenever you need him. He does a superb job in maintaining the site, making it LOOK beautiful as well as making sure everything ticks along.

And that's what we did - relax - for the whole week! Just what we needed as a family. The times that we didn't venture out were spent with the wife and I chilling around the apartment while the kids played in and around the pool....wonderful!

The complex lends itself to tranquillity as it is not overlooked by any large neighbouring hotels or tall apartment blocks as you may find in other resorts. Whilst I would recommend hiring a car during your stay to be able to take in the full benefits of the Island, there are beach and restaurant/bar facilities within easy walking distance.

This was our first visit to Northern Cyprus in over 10 years and so we were interested to see what had changed in that time and it is fair to say there was some trepidation about how "commercialised" the country had become in that time. Safe to say that we were not disappointed....of course some things had changed but the country remains welcoming, friendly, easy to find your way around and cheap!! If you're looking for restaurants I would recommend Silver Rocks nearby in Lapta, also The Punjab restaurant (especially on a Wednesday night) and for a scenic bite to eat during the day try The Hut in Lapta - Jess and Adem are so welcoming. The 16th century harbour is only 10km away and is well worth a visit by car or the hundreds of dolmus (bus) that run between Lapta and Kyrenia.

Would I recommend this property?...hell yes!! Well done James and Mehmet

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: this was some review ED totally excellent in every way ... and this all before i get there [cyprus] end of sept2016 to upgrade /repair and freshen everything up ..this is normally done end of every season .i thank you deeply for a wonderful review it makes everything worthwhile knowing holidaymakers had a great time and actually mention it ........ james
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5

Very nice appartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay in this appartment, which is situated on a lovely quiet complex. The appartment has everything you need and there is a manager on the complex which can help with anything you may need. The swimming pool is very clean and the grounds are well kept. Hopefully we will be back to stay again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much . it is extremely appreciated james
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4

Great holiday in Lapta

  • 4 of 5

My parents stayed in this property for two weeks in late April. The property is as good as you would expect from the listing description. Five minutes away from the sea where you can take a pleasant stroll. There is a large garden surrounding the apartment blocks together with a well-kept swimming pool. Lovely patio, and positioned in a quiet location. The kitchen has everything you need, bathrooms and bedrooms are fine. An additional towel hanger or two would help. Overall, a relaxing holiday. Highly recommended for individuals of any age. Franco & Birgitta.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you indeed franco and birgitta . pleased you enjoyed the apartment .... also ,,, thank you for watering the newly planted palms everyday .. when i coudnt get there ... it was nice of you to also invite me to italy to visit !! best regards james
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4

Nice apartment, great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 12 nights in August at this apartment. Have stayed at this complex before, so knew what to expect. The apartment was nice and comfortable. The terrace was a bit too open to sunshine in late afternoons, but it was the hottest time of year! The pool is wonderful and very good for toddlers and small children, as well as adults. It was never too busy in the pool. The grounds are very pleasant and have improved substantially since our last visit a few years ago. The nearby beach is a short stroll and ideal for morning or evening dip in the sea. It's not great for small children or to spend any length of time there, but plenty of good beaches nearby - car is essential though! Our favourite nearby beach was Golden Bay. If you are coming to that part of Cyprus for the first time, you need to do your research in advance - there is very little local information at the apartment and most of it well out of date anyway. The manager on site is very helpful though. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for the review ... we keep supplying a folder with information quite current,, but suprisingly enough, it keeps dissapearing .. but no worries .we will print up half a dozen more .... thanks once again james.
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4

A nice peaceful apartment

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for just under a week at this apartment and had a really relaxing time. The apartment has everything you need, with a great balcony and BBQ area overlooking the gardens and pool which are maintained to a really high standard and are very tranquil with a fantastic view of the mountains. The pool is very large and we often had it to ourselves.

The 3 rooms are very spacious and there is a well equipped kitchen. Breakfast on the balcony is a very relaxing place to start your day as the Sun rises behind the property giving the balcony and garden sunlight all through the day until the sun sets.

There a re a few bars nearby and we particularly enjoyed the coastal walk to the nearby beach bar along the newly finished coastal path. A great place for a drink if you don't fancy driving or getting a taxi. There is an even closer bay just 300 metres where lots of people go for an early morning dip- there's also some good snorkelling there! It is about 20 minutes drive to Kyrenia, St Hilarions Castle or Bellapaix Abbey. We took a drive out to the Karpaz one day too and though we were stopping along the way you can get all the way to Golden Beach in about 2 hours without stopping- the road is really good up until the last 10 km where it is more like an English country road.

There are supermarkets within 5 minutes as well as a smaller market within walking distance on the main road. All the information you should need is in the apartment already and James is really quick with responding to any enquiries you may have. His manager also lives on site although we didn't need him during our stay he was friendly and introduced himself after we had arrived.

All in all a great place and really good value, I'd recommend this apartment for a visit to North Cyprus!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks owen .. you said you wrote a little review ???? heehee . and i really hope you will return . thanks again, best regards james [owner]
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5

Lovely villa, great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Arranging the holiday, including an extra night, after Cyprus Air changed our flights, was straight forward. James provided helpful information and advice about both the apartment and location.

The apartment was spacious and well equipped with the usual 'mod cons'. (TV, dishwasher, microwave, aircon etc) . The power sockets were even UK standard making my adapters redundant. Above all the place was clean and well maintained. We rarely used the aircon as most evenings there were really lovely breeze. Without the breeze you did need the aircon to cool the apartment down last thing in the evening. Sitting out on the veranda watching the sun go down with a nice cold beer was really lovely.

The complex was quiet and seemed to be a mixture of a few permanent residents and holiday home owners; there was a nice relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The complex and gardens were well maintained. The pool is a really good size and we often had it to ourselves. Mehmet who looks after the complex was really helpful and always happy to stopped for a chat and provide advice, directions etc...

If you fancy cooling off in the sea there is a small cove and beach a few hundred yards from the apartment. There is a shop on the main road 6-7 minutes’ walk from the apartment which is handy for fresh bread in the morning. 10 minutes stroll will get you to Sevkets restaurant which I can certainly recommend. There is another small beach 'Sardunya' about 1 km further up the coast. We had a few sailing lessons there from Derek a former British national sailing champion. Great fun and real value, at a fraction of the cost in the UK. Camelot beach, on the road to Girne is well equipped but like most beaches charge. As an alternative just drive along the coast and you will find a spot where you can have the place to yourselves.

There is plenty to see or do in Northern Cyprus; Castles perched at the top of mountains, Monasteries, Persian palaces and Roman ruins to visit. Girne is well worth visiting. Alternatively you could enjoy a boat trip or visit the Turtle conservation project and help release baby turtles into the sea. If you are more adventurous I would recommend paragliding (booked in Girne); a great way to view Cyprus.

Lovely apartment, great location and enough to do to keep everyone in the family happy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks very much richard and dominique.... for a fantastic review .. even I didnt know about the Persian palace ???? heehee best regards and really hope to see you again .... James ...
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Location

From the Owner

Lapta pines is without doubt the best development in north cyprus . only 36 apartments sited around a beautufull sparkling pool [with a safe kiddies section] and with spectacular views of a rather dramatic mountain range .. the pool is nestled in lawned gardens ,[very unusual in cyprus normally due to lack of rainfall ] it has its own water refinery . if its natural ocean swimming you prefer . no problem as the sea is only jusy 300 metres away just below the now famous coastal walkway

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ercan [pronounced Erchan] at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : JK;s , sempati hotel . sardunya, and silver rocks at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : kyrenia at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : yes at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : aphrodite/ jks /olive press/ sevkets/sivler rocks at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : a hidden cove near SEMPATI HOTEL at 0.3 Miles Car: recommended

Lapta Oceanside, is approx 8miles from the famous 14th century harbor of Kyrenia in the Turkish republic of northern Cyprus [trnc].

The closest airport is Ercan [pronounced erchan], direct flights from Stansted, However one can fly into Larnaca in the south and travel across the Greek/Turkish border, cab between £50-£60.pick up from both airports can be arranged. Check on prices of BA and ,aegan,and all tour operators eg. monarch, easyjet Thomsons & Thomas Cooke . etc etc

For the really adventurous, Easy jet ,pegasus.and atlas jet, fly into Istanbul ,spend a night or two in totally amazing istanbul [the most exciting city in world ] and continue on to erchan ,,only £30-£40.!! .

Lapta Oceanside is becoming a real tourist attraction with 5 star hotels, several casinos,and simply loads of restaurants and bars that literally sit right on the oceans edge. there are some very good spots like the haci-ali hotel with pool and bar over the ocean,The cabin ,Calamari,and a great Italian known as Veni Vici , the calamari fish restaraunt and the cabin sit over the waves too, all excellent food and attractive prices. Also a recently built water park has just been completed 1km away. a walkway and bridge is now under construction , which will be a fabulous attraction along the coastline ..strolling and biking strongly recomended..Walking west in the late afternoon you watch a breathtaking sunset. and end up at the sardunya beach bar ... they have a private sandy beach in its own little bay..

Walking east will soon bring you to a 9 hole golf course and 3 grand hotels.

Within just 5 mins walk from tjhe apartments there is a new bowls club , the only one in the whole of cyprus and very popular for breakfasts with the locals and a swift game ....

Other Activities: windsurfing, water skiing, mountain quad biking, hangliding,horse ridingwater parks

Golf: There are several golf courses i hear the other side of Kyrenia [about 45mins drive].

1]Checkout time is 12 midday unless other arangements have been made ... thank you

2] there is a strict NO SMOKING rule inside the apartment. ][smoking on the patios is ok]

3] due to the recent price hike of electricity on the island it has become necessary to charge electricity costs back to the visitor , in winter spring or summer this is unlikely to exceed £10 per week , however in summer when air-conditioning is sometimes used . depending how low your remote control settings are . it could reach over £25.00 per week it is advisable to take a reading from the meter as you enter the property .it will only be charged at local electric companys rates . it is suggested that you put the temps on the remotes to be comfortable at between 22-24 degrees.

4] since this ad was posted a 400 channel 'nilesat' dish for the tv has been installed [about 17 channels are english speaking inc. bbc world,cnn, al jezeera. and many movie channels etc

Lastly wi-fi seems to be available from several ''unsecured' users around the development .however each apartment does have a top up system ,if your neighbour has topped up you can share the cost it lasts for a month and is 50ytl [£13] £6.50 each .

KNOWADAYS ALL BARS RESTARAUNTS AND HOTELS HAVE INTERNET AND WILL ALLOW CUSTOMERS TO ENJOY FREE SERVICE .

WI-FI HAS JUST BEEN INSTALLED and those with tablets and smart phones can just top-up and get online

.LASTLY TO MENTION THE MAP LOCATOR AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE IS WRONG .. WE ARE JUST WEST OF THE SUNSET BEACH CLUB AND MUCH CLOSER TO THE SEA .

Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

THE ABOVE RATES ARE APPLICABLE TO 2 ADULTS .and 2 children under 12
EACH ADDITIONAL ADULT WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRA £30 PER WEEK
EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD WILL BE CHARGED AT £20.00 PER WEEK..
A welcome basket can be supplied if requested ..EXTRA mid term cleaning can be negotiated.as can long term period rentals ... good rates for over 4 weeks.. enquire with owner James +44[0]7971 339854
if your apartment needs a heavy /deep clean an additional £30-£40 will be charged from your secruity deposit .
this is at the managers discretion .
payment can also be paid via pal pal ... [ a small fee from pay pal will be charged ]

a £200 holding/securing deposit must be paid when booking
upon arrival this will then be applied to a security/electric usage bond .
PLEASE NOTE due to the constantly soaring price of electricity it has become necessary to charge for all electric usage .
this will be deducted from your secruity bond typical use is about £10 pw winter £25 pw summer. but is only charged at local eelectric co. rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

each apartment has 2 patios ,one off of the kitchen the other off of a bedroom ..both have large private walled gardens with shrubs and fruit trees ,there are old turkish style BBQ's where you can prepare your dinner. whilst taking in the breathtaking views .. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY the Patio has a westerley facing position ..so one will partake in a beer or glass of wine chilled from your fridge and soak up the fabulous sunset .! REMEMBER location . location . location ... ??

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 950 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Both bathrooms are fully tiled, [floors and walls] and are very well appointed indeed see above section. What can you say about bathrooms .??? oh ,each Loo has a bidet jet ,which might tickle your fancy ......nice and handy LOL.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has double bed ,fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom with shower basin and wc .. bedroom 2 has double bed fitted wardrobe and french doors opening to a very private side patio... bedroom 3 has 2 single beds. There is a second bathroom with bath and shower, basin and WC shared between bed 2 and bed 3, the entire property is fully tiled with traventine marble. ,including the 3 bedrooms....the bathrooms are tiled throughout from floor to ceiling.All rooms are extremely light and airey and are fully air conditioned.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Apartment is new.It is user friendly and of a very high standard. Kitchen is large and L shaped,and well equipped. Leading to large outside patio with stone Turkish BBQ.it has a prvt walled garden with fruit trees Views of the coast, mainland turkey, sunsets, and dramatic mountain range. Large communal pool well kept within a few yards. Separate children pool which can be easily seen from the apt. Only 300 m. away is the sea and a beautiful coastal walks.. Many beaches close by and 20/35 min drive will get you to stunning KyRenia Harbour [the jewel of the Mediterranean]. Some impressive local spots are St. Hilarian castle and Belapais abbey. Further on from kyrenia is the totally dramatic drive along the 'karpaz' mile upon mile of unspoiled golden beaches with aquamarine ocean . a few basic hotels right over the ocean [oasis] typically old restored lodge some 250 years old with individual chalets very basic but clean and inviting,wifi now available insect screens due to be instaled

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