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Exclusive Three Bedroom Architect Designed Residence with Panoramic Sea Views.

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Catalkoy, Kyrenia, Sea/Mountain Panoramic views Pool, Gardens, Terraces and Jacuzzi, library,

Villa Whitehouse: Individual designed Villa appointed to the highest standard, set in private landscaped grounds overlooking the Mediterranean. Spacious airy rooms flood with light leading outside to substantial wraparound terraces on three levels with outstanding views and furnished with several dining areas, comfortable sun loungers and of course your own private pool. Library containing 100's of books, DVDs and CDs, satellite TV, free WiFi, plus many extras not normally found in a rental property. On the outskirts of Catalkoy. A traditional Cypriot village twixt sea and mountains. A much sort after location with local shops, restaurants, beaches, health club, casino and only a short drive to historic Kyrenia Harbour, Korineum Golf Club and many historic sites. Whitehouse: Individual and exclusive, not part of, or near any housing complex. Set in an area of a handful of substantial private villas all within their own grounds. A perfect setting and location.

Paula Dorrell
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Paula Dorrell

Hello, my name is Paula and my husband is Iain. We live in Weybridge, wonderful place when the sun shines. I retired in 2008, and since then have spent my time doing everything from Bear Rescue in Cambodia to being a film extra. My other half will be working for a while yet, but, on his retirement we will spend much of our time enjoying our Catalkoy Villa and the delights of North Cyprus, with friends and relatives.

Paula Dorrell purchased this villa in 2001

Why Paula Dorrell chose Çatalköy

In 2001 visiting North Cyprus we were amazed to find this unique island hardly touched by commercialism - how could this be? The quaint streets, houses surrounded by rainbows of Bougainvillea mingled with Jasmine imparting a wonderful heady scent. Historic sites, wall to wall sunshine - wow. However, it was only on reading a headline in a local newspaper; 'Boys arrested for stealing lemons' we realised if this was the worst to happen we wanted to stay. Searching the Island we found our dream village Catalkoy, every convenience yet away from development areas, but, between harbour and golf course. By chance, early one evening, we found a plot of land there and as we gazed out at the Mediterranean with shafts of golden sunlight gently setting into the blue we knew. The rest, history...

What makes this villa unique

Our Architect. Cypriot, trained in USA was able to bring together the design and style we sought. In 2002/3 our holidays were busy creating both interior and exterior areas which encompassed both good design and comfort. This entailed importing many furnishings and books for the library. Our first real holiday was 2004. With the realisation we had a haven far beyond original expectation. Somewhere we and our friends plus guests, like yourself, could be as active or as laid back as you like. Decisions, decisions; a walk to the health club, the beach, some historic culture? Could be a day by the pool, whilst thinking about a local restaurant for supper. After which you may choose to sleep on the roof terrace with a cast of a 1000 stars to take you to effervescent oblivion. Until tomorrow.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Eric & Fran - Kent: Excellent help from the owners with all our arrangements. Such a stylish, well equipped villa exceeded all expectations. We'll miss our drinks whilst watching those spectacular

Lynn & Rob - Leicester: Beautiful Villa, thankfully we've booked to return for a 3 weeks stay next year.

Mrs Prior - Surrey: finding your villa was a stroke of luck it is even better than your brochure.

Mr Manser: We have had a wonderful holiday at White House everything was perfect. (3rd visit)

Mr & Mrs Blackbury & Family - Bredbury: Oh no our last day tomorrow! We have had three weeks of the good life here. Swimming in the pool by moonlight, lovely BBQs and meals out, lazing around the pool by day enjoying one of your many books. We took up your suggestion and slept under the stars some nights. What a treat!
Dec 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Çatalköy in Kyrenia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity unit
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity Unit
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Vanity unit
  • 1st Master bathroom: Walk-in Hansgrohe power shower, Jacuzzi, vanity unit, wc. 2nd Guest bathroom: Walk-in Hansgrohe shower, vanity unit, wc. 3rd En-suite to bedroom: Large walk-in shower, vanity unit, wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed. Bedroom 2 twin beds. Bedroom 2 twin beds Bedroom 3 twin beds. All bedrooms have remote dual air-conditioning/heating, built-in wardrobes, overhead fans, dressing tables, hair dryers, mosquito nets, TV, DVD/CD players, radio, bedside units, sea and mountain views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Free WiFi and two sets of golf clubs for guests use. All bedrooms have air-conditioning/heating units, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and hair driers. Living areas have two ceiling fans in each room. English speaking management team with contact number. Outside: New pool for 2013. A garden and terrace surrounds the villa and has aspects to the mountains and the sea, there is a gas barbecue and several separate alfresco dining areas which overlook and lead down to the 4m x 9m pool with walk-in nonslip steps. An ideal location for just drifting with a drink and a book on a floating pool lounger. Substantial gardens: Where you will find sunbeds, parasols and palm trees to shade the mid-day sun. There is also a range of games to keep both youngsters and adults busy and when the sun goes down there is a three inch reflector telescope to watch the amazing night sky, you may also see the odd shooting star - don't forget to make a wish! Should you want to find your own space there are additional terraces on the first and second floors for you to escape and find the peace of your own company for a little while. Experience a night under the stars by sleeping on the roof terrace - inflatable beds. Utility Room: Second floor: Roof terrace. The area leading to the terrace has an additional kitchenette with fridge, gas hob, built-in sink and tap, Ironing board and iron. Stored inflatable beds for out door sleeping. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Generous supplies of linen/towels. Clean towels available as required. On arrival the villa will be ready for immediate occupation with beds made-up, bathroom with toiletries. Additional maid service ( English Speaking) is available on request. Other: Underground garaging and storage. Additional sun loungers, pool accessories, golf clubs (2 sets). Available for guests use.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Will be returning next year to this fab villa!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa and fab views!!!! Will be booking here again. Had no probs at all!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Robinson Family, Thank you for the review. Your kind comments are appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, Paula
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Perfect. Made the holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Golden days in a beautiful villa.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely smart villa.It met all our expectations and more . We will certainly return for another holiday !!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Cathy, thank you for taking the time to review the villa and your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming your party back in the future. Iain.
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Great all round

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed 3 times in the lovely Villa White House. The owners and manager are extremely helpful and accommodating. We have witnessed the villa being upgraded and refreshed in the time we have been coming. We will definitely stay again soon! Clean and well equipped nice and quiet, not overlooked. Walking distance to supermarket and restaurants! We spent most evenings on the roof terrace, devouring a bottle of the local gin (£3 a bottle) whilst watching the sun go down over the sea!!! I highly recommend this villa!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynn, for your kind words. So good to know you enjoyed the villa. We are there at present - upgrading again ready for 2015. Best wishes, Paula
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A Villa in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This villa exceeded our expectations! Everything we could want was on hand. The property was very clean and very well maintained. Car recommended for exploring the historical sights, trying out the many restaurants or having morning coffee at the Harbour. Sleeping on the Villa roof with the stars is well recommended as is watching the sunset in the evenings! Very friendly feeling about this villa, we did not want to leave and will definitely be booking to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela, So pleased you and the family enjoyed the villa. We look forward to welcoming back again in the future. Regards, Paula
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Ercan. Nicosia
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Sultans 500 yards
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Korineum 5km
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Costal Road - No motorway
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Sultans
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Shayna. Good cove for swimming, bar & restaurant
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Golf: Fifteen minutes from Korinium Golf Club. Two sets of golf clubs available for guests use.


Nearest sandy beach/cove is a good pleasant walk

Protected Turtle breeding ground ten minutes in car.

or five minutes drive which has a taverna, sunbeds and parasols. Frequented mainly by local people - as tourist have yet to find it - keeps this beach peaceful and quiet especially on week days. Other beaches in the area provide water sports and equipment.


Ercan Airport: Serves Norther Cyprus and is less than 30 minutes drive away. Larnaca Airport: Is in the south of the Island, transfer time is approximately 60/75 minutes. Collection from both airports can be arranged. We would recommend car hire, which starts at approximately £14 per day low season, £19 per day high season. Contact the owners for further information regarding travel and free car hire.


Catalkoy is approximately 5 miles from the historic town of Kyrenia where there are innumerable individual shops, restaurants and places of interest. There are many historic sites within 15/20 minutes drive: Buffavento Castle, St Hilarion Castle, Antiphontis Monastery and Bellaspais Abbey who's lights can be seen twinkling from the villa at night.

Further Details:

There are supermarkets, chemists, local fruit/vegetable stalls all within a five minute drive. Nearest supermarket is five minutes walk. A choice and variety of restaurants in the area the nearest a five minute walk. Most shops and restaurants will accept sterling and euros, however, there are a number of bureaus and banks in Kyrenia. For the active traveler there is: quad

bike tours, para gliding, horse riding, sailing, diving, lots of organised walks and golf all available.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Çatalköy, Cyprus

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 May 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Summer Season
16 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 24 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
When booking direct with the Owners: Deposit of £150 secures a booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to departure. Availability can be checked by clicking on the calendar. Now taking bookings for 2018. Cancellation: Up to six weeks of departure £150. After which the full cost is due. Booking via Owners Direct see their terms.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure days are flexible. Arrival times are after 3pm and departure by 11am, however, arrangement outside of these time are sometimes possible.

Notes on prices:
Prices: Are for two guests add £25/£30 per week for each additional guests.
Car Rental available from £15 - insurance at £3 per day..
Reliable transfers can be arranged for both Larnaca and Ercan.
Now booking for 2018 at 2017 pricing.

Welcome packs available from £10 for basic items. Please request a list of items and options.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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