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White House Famagusta Situated Within The Ancient Castle Walls

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
House in Historic Old Walled City of Famagusta, North Cyprus. Near Beautiful Sandy Beach

The White House has been recently renovated to a high standard to provide very comfortable accommodation. The house is situated in a quiet and peaceful area within the Old walled City of Famagusta which is bursting with history and beautiful buildings to explore. Everything you need is within walking distance of the White House so car hire is not required. Shops, restaurants, banks, cafes and the mouth watering Petek patisserie are within 2-3 minutes walk.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in the North East of England where I studied Business & Finance at Newcastle College. My interests include DIY, walking and renovating property.

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18 Reviews

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based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

5

FABULOUS FAMAGUSTA

  • 5 of 5

FROM THE BEGINNING OF OUR HOLIDAY THROUGH TO THE END WE WANTED FOR NOTHING.

TRANSFERS FROM LARNACA AIRPORT TO GAZIMAGUSA WERE ARRANGED BY THE OWNER STEVE AND HIS DEDICATED TEAM. WE WERE WHISKED AWAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED MERCEDES DRIVEN BY RASHID WHO IS VERY AMICABLE

.WE HAD CHOSEN THIS PROPERTY AS ALL WE WANTED TO ACHIEVE DURING OUR 18 NIGHT STAY WAS TO RECHARGE OUR BATTERIES . STAYING AT WHITE HOUSE CERTAINLY ENABLED US TO DO THIS.

WE SPENT MANY DAYS ON THE ROOF TERRACE READING OR LISTENING TO MUSIC ........ABSORBING THE WARMTH OF THE SUN ....... KEEPING COOL WITH THE AID OF THE PLEASANT AND MOST APPRECIATED BREEZE.

YOU CAN CHOOSE TO RENT A CAR ( WHICH IS ADVISABLE TO BOOK BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR HOLIDAY) OR THERE IS A BUS STATION OUTSIDE THE OLD CITY WALLS FROM WHERE YOU CAN GET A COACH TO NICOSIA, LARNACA, KYRENIA AND MORE.

WHITE HOUSE IS SITUATED IN A QUIET AND FRIENDLY RESIDENTIAL AREA. THERE ARE MINI MARTS, SUPERMARKETS, RESTAURANTS, BARS AND A WEALTH OF HISTORICAL SITES ALL WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.

TIPS FOR FUTURE RENTERS:-

TAKE SOME PERFUMED NAPPY SACKS AND BABY WIPES FOR YOUR DAILY BATHROOM VISITS.

IF YOU DO WASH ANY OF YOUR CLOTHES THEN WE WOULD SUGGEST HANGING THEM OUT AT NIGHT AND THEY WILL BE SOFT AND DRY BY THE MORNING. ( NOT DE RIGUEUR IN THE UK ! )

UPON OUR RETURN TO THE UK WE HAVE ARRIVED BACK RELAXED , TANNED AND EVEN SOME UNSPENT HOLIDAY FUNDS REMAIN ! - WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT FROM A HOLIDAY.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

2nd visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the White House and our seventh to Northern Cyprus. The people in this road are very friendly including the couple who run the local shop and the two lovely ladies at the shoe shop.The house is very quiet for a relaxing holiday.The rooftop and gazebo are great.Check out my reviews on Trip Advisor for Ruyas cafe,D&B,Historia,Rouge 21,Palm House,Ezics and our favourite Othello(on the same street).We will return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending a few moments to review the White House, we looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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5

A beautiful and convenient home

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained and convenient to the old walled city of famagusta everything is in walking distance and there's a mini market within 50 yards that carries a good selection of most things that you need.a short walk up to the main square there is a good selection of cafes and restaurants. Everyone is very friendly and the prices are reasonable. All in all a very nice holiday.thanks Steve

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Very Spacious & Homely House

  • 5 of 5

The White House is a lovely spacious property, immaculately maintained with a homely feel we thought, especially when we lit the wood burning stove to warm us on the chilly evenings. All the facilities were of a high standard of cleanliness and the furnishings both attractive and comfortable. Patio doors lead out onto the large terrace with table and chairs and an attractive cactus garden and, as if this wasn't enough, climb up onto the large roof terrace and you will find a gazebo, furniture and sunloungers and magnificent views of Famagusta. The White House is in a great location too, just a few minutes stroll to bars, restaurants and shops and the atmospheric charm of the ancient buildings. A walk around the old city walls we think is a must on any trip to savour the views and appreciate the history of this unique place, followed by a relaxing drink of freshly squeezed orange juice, or something a little stronger, sitting in the square!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Whitehouse Famagusta and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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5

LOVELY HOUSE

  • 5 of 5

Well, it was pretty bad timing on our part, because the 'Dust Cloud' from Syria arrived by lunch time on our first day, so we couldn't go out. The little shop at the corner of the road was a godsend, and the owners were lovely. We had four days of relaxing in this wonderful house, eating, drinking and watching films (not complaining) then two days at the beach. It's a shame the old derelict hotel area at Palm Beach cannot be rebuilt because the sea is crystal clear and warm, very safe for children, and the beach itself is lovely.

Rashit (local taxi driver) is a mine of information, and about as friendly a guy you would ever wish to meet, and his firm is just a few minutes from the White House. We would definitely recommend Steve's house for a relaxing comfortable holiday, and hope to return one day soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at the White House and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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5

An exceptional house in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

A truly stunning holiday house, a real home from home. Steve the owner has renovated the White House to an exceptionally high standard with all the mod cons. The house is well laid out and every room furnished to a very high standard with a stylish, clean, modern appearance. It is well maintained with a lovely tiled outside courtyard leading to a spacious roof terrace for sunbathing and covered seating area with views across the walled city. Great communication with Steve when booking, who was very helpful with directions and advice on car hire. Jackie, Steve's house keeper did a meet and greet when we arrived giving us a few pointers of getting around and was always on hand if we needed any help. The walled city is beautiful with lots of history and places to eat and drink. Try Rouge 21, a new modern bar restaurant, Aspava for some serious meat kebabs and lovely Mezze, Monks Inn for a wide selection of cocktails and drinks, Ginko for drinks and live music on a night in the main square just to name a few. Palm beach is a minute drive out of the walls, very popular and busy, its worth a visit mainly to catch a glimpse of the sad yet fascinating ghost town of varosha which can be seen from the city and beach. We preferred the beach at Glapsides, which is 10 mins drive north out of the walls, much quieter and sea is so clear. Not far from here are the salamis ruins. Being in Northern Cyprus, eating out is cheap and well worth a visit and it feels unspoilt by tourism with many tourists not venturing out of the south. A reel gem in the Mediterranean, we had a fantastic time and can't wait to return someday. I can't recommend this house highly enough, don't hesitate looking at other properties and book the White House, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Steve!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming back in the future.
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Location

From the Owner

I have been holidaying in North Cyprus for the past 11 years and fell in love with the people, the pace of life, the coast line and the Old Walled City of Famagusta. I decided that I would like to purchase a property in Famangusta as it is much quieter than other areas of the island. One year I stayed in a house within the Old Walled City and it was the best holiday I had ever had mainly because I could walk to the restaurant, bars and cafes and I could forget about my car. My love for property and good imagination lead me to purchase a derelict house. It was a blank canvas that I could work with to create a great home for when I retire.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Larnaca or Ercan at 25 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are many interests that can be found locally including, scuba diving, snorkelling, jet skiing, fishing, walking. There is also a new marina and golf course about 1 hours drive from The White House.

Coast/Beach:

The beautiful Palm Beach is 4 minutes drive or about 15-20 minutes walk from the White House. There are many sandy beaches along Famagusta bay all within a short drive.

Travel:

Traveling to The White House is easy. There is a choice of three airports.

Larnaca Airport in South Cyprus is about 35 minutes drive.

Paphos Airport in South Cyprus is about 2 hours drive.

Ercan Airport in North Cyprus is about 30 minutes drive.

Private taxi transfers and car hire can be arranged from all of these airports. Please ask if you require any assistance to arrange these.

Distances:

Cafes, shops, and restaurants are within a 2 minute walk of the house. Outside of the Old City you can find every kind of retailer and an even greater choice of restaurants and cafes. Once you have explored the Old Walled City of Famagusta, there are many attractions within a 10 minute drive. For example St Barnabas Monastery, the magnificent Salamis ruins and Bogaz fishing harbour. A little further afield you can visit Kantara Castle and the beautiful unspoilt Karpaz peninsula.

Further Details:

The currency in North Cyprus is the Turkish Lira. The exchange rate is very good so North Cyprus is much cheaper compared to Euro zone holiday destinations. Euro and GB Sterling are widely accepted.

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£245
for 7 nights
£245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 3
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£345
for 7 nights
£345
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
There are various methods to pay.
1) You can pay by cheque to our UK address.
2) You can pay by bank/building society transfer to our UK account.
3) Paypal

Changeover Day:
The changeover day, arrival and departure times are flexible providing they do not effect other other bookings or potential bookings.

Notes on prices:
The prices quoted in the table are for 2 people. For 3 or 4 people there is an additional charge of £40 per week per person. For example from the 1st December to 31st January, the charge for 4 people staying for 1 week would be £385. From 1st April to 30 November, 4 people staying for 1 week would cost £425. £20 of electricity is included per week. This is more than enough but we have to stipulate this to discourage people from leaving the air conditioning running when they go out.

A deposit of £100 per week is required to book the White House and the balance on arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

The White House is located in a quiet and peaceful area but with in 2 minutes walk of all amenities. There is a great roof terrace where you can sit and enjoy the views of the surrounding city and port. The house has just been fully renovated and all of the furniture and fittings are brand new.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • town

Attractions

  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkelling

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Tiled en-suites with sink, toilet and shower units.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double Bed en-suite air Conditioning wardrobes and Drawers bedside Reading Lights doors Opening Into Courtyard Bedroom 2 twin Room (2 Single Beds) en-suite air Conditioning wardrobes and Drawers bedside Reading Lights

Outside

  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Please note there is NO SMOKING allowed in The White House. The White House is my holiday home where I spend most of my vacations. It is really home from home so you will find it very well equipped. Outside: There is a private courtyard and garden for relaxing and eating, a roof terrace for sunbathing, car parking is directly outside at the front of the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The White House will be cleaned before your arrival. We provide clean bed linen and towels. We do not provide a maid service but additional cleaning can be arranged for longer visits. Other: Outside there is a private courtyard for relaxing, eating and entertaining. There are stairs leading to the roof terrace where you will find sun loungers and fantastic views of the surrounding city.

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