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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Alsancak, Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus - Peaceful Location, Walking Distance Into Village Of Alsancak + 5 Mins By Car To Nearest Beach

Luxurious and very private villa in a peaceful part of Alsancak. Our Mediterranean style villa with a round tower incorporates spacious, open-plan living and dining room with high vaulted ceilings. Beautifully furnished and well-equipped.

We welcome children and the villa is very child-friendly with bolted gates on all the terraces. Plenty of room for parents and grandparents to stay too! A fabulous place for all the family! All equipment for small children is on hand. No need to hire or bring it with you.

The villa boasts stunning, unobstructed views over a vineyard to the West, breathtaking mountains to the South and fabulous views of the sea to the North, all of which can be enjoyed from 3 different terraces for 'al fresco' dining or just relaxing with a drink.

An exotic and well-maintained, mature, landscaped walled garden all around the property offers plenty of privacy for a dip in the pool and sunbathing.

Fully fitted Shaker style kitchen with all amenities, including cooker, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, water cooler, fridge freezer etc

Look no further for a relaxing and comfortable property - suitable for a fun, family holiday or a quiet romantic escape.

The climate of Northern Cyprus makes this an ideal Summer or Winter sun destination.

Located 5 minutes from safe, clean, sandy beaches and only 15 minutes to the fantastic old habour town of Kyrenia.

More Details

Laura West
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Laura West

My name is Laura and my husband is Danny. We have two daughters, Madeleine aged 14 and Olivia aged 12.

Laura West purchased this villa in 2003

Why Laura West chose Alsancak

We started building Casa Magdalena (Madeleine's house) when we found the perfect plot in April 2003. It has mountain views, sea views and far-reaching views to the West. We chose a Spanish style construction which is unusual on the island. The garden is our pride and joy and sets the villa apart from others. We are reasonably close to Kyrenia but far away from the madding crowd! It has been our perfect holiday home and retreat for the past 13 years.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is very much geared towards families, and small children in particular, as it has boltable gates on every terrace and a walled garden prevents wandering! Every modern convenience has been provided. This has to be home from home for us with every comfort, and our customers feel the same. Supermarkets and restaurants are within walking distance and the neighbours are very friendly. If you love to walk there are some amazing places to explore in and around Alsancak. Beautiful beaches are 5 mins by car and the nightlife in Kyrenia is only a 15-20 min ride away. WiFi provided.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Villa has a warm, friendly atmosphere as soon as you walk through the door which helped us have 2 wonderful relaxing weeks here. You must be very proud. Thanks. We'll be back" - Graham & Sue Wolstenholme (Sept 2004 & 2006)

"Fantastic house, beautiful views & excellent location. Food wonderful, weather glorious, tricycle & buggy a real hit. Thanks for great welcome pack" - James, Clare, Alex and Carys Ward-Campbell (March 2005)

"Our first visit to TRNC and in 2 very short weeks we all felt completely at home with the country, the people and this lovely property" - Robert & Rosemary Turner (Oct 2004)

"Beautiful villa. Just the style of villa we would pick ourselves. Enjoyed being here". - Charles & Lisa Hardwick (April 2005)

"Had a lovely holiday - what a beautiful villa. Shame it was only for a week!" - The Gates family (May 2005)
Jun 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alsancak in Kyrenia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite with power shower, sink and WC to bedroom 1. En-suite with power shower, sink and WC to bedroom 2. Separate family bathroom with corner bath, power shower, sink and WC to bathroom 3. Em-suite with power shower, sink and WC to bedroom 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed and patio doors facing the pool, plus ensuite Bedroom 2 with king-size bed and ensuite shower room Bedroom 3 with twin beds and patio doors facing the pool Bedroom 4 upstairs, double bed, ensuite and large West facing terra
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Log fire and 3 radiators in living area; air conditioning and radiators in all bedrooms. Very suitable for children with gates on all terraces. Built-in safe. The villa is equipped with 2 travel cots, highchair, and a bed safety rail. Outside: Mature landscaped large garden with many exotic plants and grass/patio areas. Private 10m x 5m overflow swimming pool with ladder and steps into pool. Outdoor shower. Six sun loungers with cushions. Pool terrace with two large bamboo bucket chairs, two bamboo armchairs and bamboo coffee table. Dining terrace with wrought iron table, 6 chairs and built-in bbq. Large roof terrace accessible via outside staircase, with wrought iron table, two chairs and two-seater sofa, leading to bedroom 4 in the turret. All terraces have gates fitted for child safety. Ample parking in driveway for two cars. Property enclosed by dry-stone walls and wrought iron gates. Utility Room: Utilities in Kitchen. See above. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels (including pool towels) provided. Weekly maid service provided at extra cost. Local mobile phone and welcome pack of food and drink included. 2 cots and highchair provided. Hairdriers in each room.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Superb Villa

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the north side of Cyprus and we were lucky enough to choose this superb villa in a lovely location with views towards the coast.

The owners have thought of everything you need to make this villa the perfect base for a holiday in North Cyprus. A car is needed to enjoy the various attractions to be visited although the local Dolmus service will get you around to the many bars and restaurants nearby and in Kyrenia.

A lovely holiday in a superb villa !!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house in a gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay at the lovely Casa Magdalena, and the house, pool and gardens were as wonderful as ever. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth time in Alsankac and this is the best villa we have stayed in.The villa is spotless,has everything a family needs for a holiday and stunning mountain and sea views.Laura the owner was a pleasure to deal with and had all the answers for any questions we had she also arranged our transfers to and from Larnaca airport.The villa had a lovely pool that was cleaned twice in the 8 days we were there.Laura has Hatib and his wife taking care of any problems and questions relating to the villa while staying at it and they were most helpful.We didn't have any problems but the couple of questions we did have they came to see us and answered them,they also told us where to take our daughter horse riding and It was fantastic.When we go back next year I hope the villa is available for our dates as we would not like to stay at any other villa after staying at Casa Magdalena.Thanks again to Laura and Hatib and his family.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, Great Facilities, Clean, Tidy

  • 5 of 5

2 week stay in October, good people to deal with in regards to the booking etc, on site support easily available if required.

A car is essential to get the benefit of the many restaurants and to stock up at the larger supermarkets. There are local options though.

The Large swimming pool was great, surrounded by colourful gardens, plenty of sun beds.

WI Fi was good. Kitchen very well equipped. 3 outside seating areas, one overlooking the pool, one by the BBQ and the very impressive area, upstairs,outside the self contained bedroom that has lovely views and late afternoon sun, a lovely relaxing area.

On our second week we joined by our daughter, son in law and twin 4 year old grandchildren who loved the pool and were totally safe and loved the stay.

We ate at Kyrenia harbour several times, had a day on a private boat hire which was nice.

Didn't have much luck finding a good local beach but it wasn't an issue even when the grandchildren were with us, the Pool and the Villa more than made up for that.

Totally recommend this villa for a quiet relaxing break and hope to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super family Villa holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just completed a really enjoyable fortnight at the Magdelena villa.

Honestly didn't want to come home.

It's the second time my family and I have stayed. It's being really enjoyable on both occasions and intend going again soon.

The property has four bedrooms three en suite. Tremendous swimming pool with sun catching patio terrace. A veranda for those staying out the sun.

All the mod cons inside. We were a bit spoiled.

Locally good restaurants and supermarkets. The views are great looking down on to the village and out to sea.

Thanks for a really splendid time

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

6 adults used the villa for a holiday in July. We were advised before travelling that the temperatures were unusually high and agreed to have the timers on the AC units kept off and pay for the excess electric - thanks Laura for organising this. This proved to be essential as the weather was hot hot hot., and the pool which was a great size with steps into the shallow end was very safe and was definitely well used during our stay .

On arrival we were absolutely delighted at what facilities were available throughout the villa from a simple kitchen tool to a stock of light bulbs. If you have a young family the facilities are amazing, high chair, cots , car seats, plastic kiddie crockery, kids tables, DVD's etc plus toys for the pool all safely wrapped around by child proof wrought iron gates and fencing. Located in a quiet spot we had a car organised to be delivered and are familiar with the area. A car is recommended if you want to do any sight seeing and its just as cheap to eat out at the huge selection of restaurants in easy driving distance too. It would be unfair to single out restaurants as they all provide great food around the same price - our bills for two courses with beer and wind was up to £20 per person ( brandy and coffee usually free so make sure you do try some of the 'better looking' restaurants.

The villa has three double bedrooms on the ground floor ( two en-suite doubles and a twin room with the main bathroom opposite ) and one bedroom upstairs with its own verandah which gets a lovely breeze and has great views. A large lounge and kitchen with a lovely terrace to the side with a bbq which is great in the evenings as it is well lit.

There is a TV in the lounge with DVD player and a cable box if you need to watch anything....we did watch some of the Golf Masters and England cricket game...well you needed some shade during the day!

Overlooking the pool is another terrace with large comfy chairs that just grab you and are ideal if you are reading a book and want to chill in the shade.

There are so many great things about the villa and there are some I would forget to include so I will leave readers to check what everyone else says to get the full picture.

Would we come here again - Yes

Would we recommend it to others - Yes

Best suited for - Families, Couples, Adult groups, everyone really except youngsters who want head banging music/bars in walking distance - but that's not Northern Cyprus style anyway.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Five minutes by car to the Denizkizi beach and pool. Sandy beach with sun loungers, umbrellas, cafe. Great for kids.

10 minutes by car to the Escape beach. Best sandy beach in the area. Excellent restaurant, sun loungers and water activities.


Flights to North Cyprus are available from various UK airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast and Glasgow. Information and advice on bookings available from owners. You can fly directly into Larnaca in the South or via Turkey into the North. Taxi transfers direct to the villa take approx. 1 hr from the South or 35 mins from the North. Car hire and your vehicle is delivered to the villa. Rates are competitive. We have 2 UK car seats available.


Nearest village is Alsancak which is walking distance. Main town of Kyrenia is 15 mins by car. Nicosia (crossing point to Southern Cyprus) is 30 minutes by car. Famagusta is 1hr 30 mins by car.

Further Details:

On arrival you will find a welcome pack of fresh food and drinks awaiting you. A comprehensive guide for use of the property, pool, etc, are in the villa together with local info re beaches, restaurants, shopping, etc. The Manager will carry out a courtesy visit to ensure everything is ok and to help with queries. Local supermarkets have a lot of UK-brand goods. The best ones are Tempo and Lemar (10 minutes from villa). Excellent mezze restaurant (the best in the area) is called Cenap and is situated in Alsancak. Pizza King 3 minutes drive for takeaway pizza. The area is peppered with good restaurants but the following are recommended: Jashan's (Indian) - 10 minutes from villa (also does takeaway); The Virage, Kyrenia; .


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alsancak, Cyprus

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. 50% deposit of total rental to secure the booking paid either by cheque or bank transfer. Confirmation of booking and receipt of payment will be made by e-mail. Balance required approx 8 weeks before start of holiday. Deposit of £100 payable with balance and returned one week after the end of your holiday. Cancellation charges: up to 8 weeks - deposit; up to 55 to 29 days - 60% of total cost; up to 28 days - 100%. Keys available in key code box at property. Transfers and car hire can be arranged by owner. Mid-stay cleaning can be arranged at extra cost.

Changeover Day:
Please note that the villa must be vacated by 10 a.m. on day of departure to allow the cleaners to do their job. A late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of £50.

Notes on prices:
Full pricing details:
May to October:-
Two people = £750 per week
Three people = £800 per week
Four people = £850 per week
Five people = £900 per week
Six people = £950 per week
Seven people = £1,000 per week
Eight people = £1,050 per week
November to April:-
Two people = £500 per week
Three people = £550 per week
Four people = £600 per week
Five people = £650 per week
Six people = £700 per week
Seven people = £750 per week
Eight people = £800 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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