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Fantastic, Spacious Villa with Private Pool



Updated: 09-Sep-2016
Villa in Catalkoy - Close to the beach with Amazing Sea and Mountain Views

Spacious villa with private pool and great facilities. This recently built spacious villa is situated on the outskirts of the beautiful unspoilt village of catalkoy on the edge of a valley filled with beautiful olive groves with spectacular sea and mountain views. The area is an ideal base for visiting the many historical sites, with a variety of outdoor pursuits including fishing, horse riding, rambling, scuba diving, sailing and a chance to visit the close by turtle project. We are only an 8 minute drive from the recently opened 18 hole championship golf course. The large outside area of the villa has a private overflow pool, brick built bbq, paved patio area and gazebo. All the bedrooms and lounge have dual air conditioning/heating.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live Staffordshire surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. It's a great place for walks and enjoying the Peak District.

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!).

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a really wonderful time. We loved your villa and had some great days and nights out, it truly was our best holiday ever.'

'What a fantastic location! The views of the mountains and the sea are amazing.'

'You have a lovely villa here. We were so impressed we are looking at buying in Northern Cyprus.'
Jan 2008
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic villa & holiday

  • 5 of 5

Dear Phil & Helen

We had a really great time at your beautiful villa, there was

Everything you could of needed there. It was very clean & we'll looked after. The dust is out of your control so shouldn't be mentioned really.

Thanks again for the use of your lovely villa.



  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa Many thanks for your kind comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Regards Phil and Helen
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Could have been cleaner

  • 3 of 5

Although the villa had everything you needed for for a relaxing holiday we did have some issues on arrival. The villa hadn't been cleaned before our arrival and we found it to be very dusty. The windows were very dirty, there was no gas, there was stagnant water in the dishwasher and had to be cleaned prior to use. The phone had been cut off because, we were told, it hadn't been used in a few months there was no internet connection. There was nowhere to put your rubbish and were told to take it with us on our days out and put it in any bin we could find. There were other problems too, noisy road right next door to the villa, main bathroom had a drainage smell, and no amount of cleraning would get rid of it, heavy front gate off one of its hinges which could be dangerous if there were small children staying. However once we cleaned the villa and some of the problems had been sorted we did have an enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill Thankyou for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. Firstly, let me say how disappointed we were to hear your comments. I can assure you the villa is thoroughly cleaned before every guest arrives. Unfortunately due to the building work going on across the road, for which you received a substantial booking discount, a lot of dust had been blowing into the villa. The dishwasher had gone through a rinse cycle before your arrival, so the water it contained wouldn't have been stagnant. Unfortunately the phone company had cancelled the mobile and internet connection, because previous guests hadn't used it. Many apologies for this. Rubbish collection is an issue, but this is covered in the information pack I sent you prior to your holiday. The front gate was indeed damaged, but a temporary repair had been made to ensure it was safe and a notice stating it shouldn't be used was posted up. This gate has now been replaced. I'm sorry you found an unpleasant smell in the bathroom but had you mentioned it to our managing agent during your stay this would have been attended to on the same day. Despite these issues, I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay.
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West Midlands

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week in a wonderful villa! Peaceful, relaxing and comfortable! Great for families!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jason Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We're so glad you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you back at Serendipity again, some time in the future. Phil & Helen
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Thurma Restaurant at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Korineum Golf Course at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Thurma Restaurant at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Algadi at 2 Miles Car: recommended


Variety of beaches close by. Additionally, Vogue Beach Centre, just over 1/4 mile to the west, features a large pool, restaurant and full watersports facilities, whilst the 5* Elexus Hotel/Resort & Spa with its restaurants, spa, tennis courts, sunbeds and full hotel facilities is just across the road. The famous Turtle Beach where you can see turtles hatch from under the sand during September is only 2 miles to the east.


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, or supply comprehensive directions if you wish to drive yourselves.


There are dozens of restaurants between Catalköy and Kyrenia. The lovely Thurma Restaurant, just up the road looking out over the sea, serves a delicious local meze. 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.

Further Details:

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. This is at additional charge, which will be taken from your deposit. Local supermarkets have a lot of UK brands as well as fabulous deli counters. A comprehensive information pack will also be available to help you make the most of the villa and your surroundings. 15 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.Buffavento Castle, atop a 3000ft peak of the Besparmak mountains can be reached after a challenging climb but the views are well worth the effort. You can even see the villa in the distance! If none of that takes your fancy, how about trying out karting, paragliding, 4x4 and motorcycle off roading, fishing, water parks, power boating, sailing, horse riding, paint balling. All available within a short travelling distance. See our website for links.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
November through December
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Contact us for discounts on stays of 14 nights or more.

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is needed to secure your booking.
You can pay this either by direct bank transfer or cheque. We will confirm your booking immediately by email.
The balance is required 8 weeks before you travel. We will ask for £150 as a returnable security deposit payable with the balance.
See our website for further details.
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Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. Unless by prior arrangement the villa is available from 15:00 and must be vacated by 10:00 on your last day.

NOTE - There are no hidden extras. All reasonable electricity & water charges are included (many villas have 'pay as you go' meters).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 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.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One with king size bed and en-suite. Two spacious twin rooms. Large built in wardrobes. Air-conditioning to all bedrooms.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: All reasonable electricity charges are included in your rent. See our website at bottom of page for full details of accommodation. Travel cots, with mosquito net, and high chairs are available at a small extra charge. Please contact us for further details. Outside: Your own large private pool with poolside alfresco eating area. Sunbeds, umbrellas, tables, chairs, pool inflatables etc. Terrace on first floor overlooking pool area for sunbathing or eating/drinking. Large poolside gazebo for additional shade. Traditionally constructed BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property is fully cleaned prior to your stay. Mid-stay cleans can be arranged at extra cost. Poolside/beach towels are NOT included. Other: A courtesy mobile phone is supplied for you to use during your stay at Serendipity Villa. We also supply a laptop with internet access. Guests just have pay a small charge locally for the data used. (Approx £10 for 2Gb)

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