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Priceless setting! Sumptuous villa with pool set between Sea And Mountains



Updated: 20-Sep-2016
Villa in Kucukerenkoy, Nr. Esentepe, Kyrenia, Cyprus - Rural Setting A Few Minutes Walk To Safe Sandy Bays, Easy Access To Kyrenia

Cyprus is about outdoor living. Breakfast lunch and supper can all be taken on our shaded dining terrace where you can barbecue your kebabs and klefticos. Dip into our 12 metre private pool to refresh yourself day or night. The Mediterranean gardens form a huge secluded atrium, ideal for sun worshippers, set between blue sky, green palms and turquoise sea. The outdoor spaces merge into the internal living areas creating a special holiday atmosphere.

A priceless setting but an affordable holiday.

The villa has a first-floor master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, opening on to a grand roof terrace which looks onto both sea and mountains. There you can flop into the shady cabana to doze, read or watch the sun set into the sea or the moon surge above the mountains in a spectacular night-time display.

On the ground floor there are two further double/twin bedrooms and a family shower room.

Double, single and bunk beds can be arranged to suit your requirements.

The light and airy open plan living and kitchen area joins the outdoor living spaces.

All rooms have panorama sliding doors opening onto gardens or terraces. The gated pool area features a 6 x 12 metre pool with further sunbathing areas and gardens beyond.

Internet and Wi-fi, if you can't disconnect from the world.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

Living or staying in Cyprus is all about enjoying life out of doors. Ian and Juliana love the colourful spaces they have created in this coastal property. For them there is always something to do, all year round, in the pool, the garden, the sea or the mountains. The architectural and musical culture of Cyprus is also a joy. They are beginning another project just next door so they are very much hands-on Direct Owners. They look forward to welcoming you.

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Speaks English, French

9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


A pristine villa in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from the most fantastic holiday which far exceeded all our expectations. Now the children are a little older, it was the first time we had considered a villa holiday and it didn’t disappoint.

Ian and Juliana’s villa is out of this world; we loved the luxurious furnishings, beautiful art work, comfortable beds, crisp white sheets and fluffy towels. The location was just perfect with spectacular sea and mountain views. We are going to definitely miss the relaxing drinks on the terrace watching the sunset, whether it be sitting at the table or reclining on the comfortable outdoor day bed!

The children particularly enjoyed the good sized swimming pool which they frequented at all hours! They thought it was great fun splashing around at 9pm when it was floodlit, something which they have never been able to do in a hotel in the past.

You can walk to a friendly bar called Roots for a sundowner; the children enjoyed playing pool there. You can also walk to a decent Indian restaurant at the end of the road. There are a plethora of good quality, affordable and welcoming restaurants in the vicinity; it really was a difficult decision to know which one to choose next.

We were surprised to discover how much Northern Cyprus has to offer, whether it be bespoke boat cruises, fascinating historical monuments, turtle conservation projects and luxury hotels such as the brand new Elexus which we visited 3 times.

Finally, I can’t finish the review without thanking Ian and Juliana for their wonderful hospitality. They live next door, which was very practical as they were always happy to give advice and useful tips on places to visit. Nothing was ever too much trouble, whether it be buying a few essential groceries for our arrival or offering to change our sheets half way through the stay. They also went above and beyond taking the children out kayaking in the local bay on our final day. My son said this was a real highlight of the holiday and memories of this fantastic trip will be with us forever.

We are hoping to book again next year as there are so many things that we have not yet had chance to experience or see. In the meantime, thank you so much Ian, Juliana (and Pepsi and Pippi, your wonderful dogs who gave so much joy to the children). We hope to see you soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Villa is in the most wonderful location, away from it all, peace and tranquility.

We came away wanting a much needed break and the villa and its grounds made you want to just stay there and relax. We normally travel around when visiting Cyprus, but because the accommodation, pool and grounds were so glorious, we spent much of our time there.

Enjoying an evening drink on the upper terrace is something we won't forget for a while with the far reaching views out to sea or to the mountains.

Thank you Ian and Julie for making us welcome and we look forward to seeing you again next May.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing villa!

  • 5 of 5

We've just arrived back from a 10 day stay in this beautiful villa! What a location! It's so peaceful you can relax by the pool and not hear a sound! Your not overlooked and the views are beautiful! Sitting on the cabana with a book and a glass of wine of an evening was heaven! Ian and Juliana live next door and were so helpful and full of information but only when you asked for it! The rest of the time they left you in peace! Roots bar is great fun and if u don't fancy driving one evening the Indian at the top of the road is lovely! We are definitely going to go back! Thank you Ian and juliana for letting us stay in your beautiful villa!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Honeymoon Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. BOOK THIS VILLA! It's a total gem!

Having arrived in the darkness of night, after an easy 40 minute taxi ride from Larnaca airport (c.£40) we couldn't believe our eyes when we opened the french windows from the master bedroom the following morning and stood on the vast veranda: sparkling sea, mountains, swaying cornfields, gorgeous private gardens and a giant swimming pool awaiting us!

This was the most beautiful location for our honeymoon. The spacious, bright and well furnished villa had everything we needed with excellent facilities throughout from a fully equipped kitchen to fast wifi, internet and tv. There are no terrestrial broadcasts on the island so the owners have internet television setup, where you can access movies and BBC iPlayer etc. Though we didn't need them, as well as the master with en suite, there are a further two bright and spacious bedrooms and an additional bathroom.

The villa is in a peaceful location, walking distance from the sea. There's a chilled out beach bar (Roots Bar) a 5 min stroll through the corn fields away for a sun downer which has excellent live music every weekend plus a number of local restaurants within very short driving distance. We often cooked for ourselves (a well stocked supermarket 5m drive away) and opted to use the roof veranda to eat and drink outside, followed by stargazing from the comfort of the romantic roof cabana.

Ian and Juliana, the owners, couldn't have been more helpful and friendly and as they knew we were on our honeymoon even had a bottle of fizz awaiting us on arrival! Their guide book details almost everything you could hope to know about local towns, walks, restaurants and more.

To make the most of your stay, a car is essential for exploring, shopping trips etc. We recommend a drive to Nicosia, Gazimağusa, the nearby village of Essentepe and Kantara Castle which is a must for the most breathtaking views over the whole of the North East coastline.

Thanks for a luxurious stay and a wonderful honeymoon :) Vanessa x

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Two weeks in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This villa really has the wow factor. Stunning views, a beautiful garden and pool plus a house better than ours back home! Ian and Julie were incredibly helpful from the day we booked and always really quick to respond to emails. They were full of advice when we stayed and even did some shopping before we arrived. We can only apologise for having to put up with the noise we made having fun in the pool!

The internet worked a treat, the cupboards were really well stocked with crockery, utensils etc. Everything had been carefully thought out down to the coloured ribbons on the towels.

Would definately recommend a visit to the turtle beach. We saw the excavation and night release and it was a highlight of our stay. The location was perfect - near enough to shops and restaurants, but away from the busy tourist hotspots.

Thanks Ian and Julie for giving us the opportunity to stay in your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A gem!

  • 5 of 5

We have booked a number of villas through Owners Direct - but this was the best by far. The pictures really don't do it justice. The views from every part of the house are spectacular. The pool is fab and north cyprus is absolutely stunning. The villa was spotlessly clean, and beautifully decorated. The gardens are lovely. Ian and Julie could not have been more helpful - booking a taxi to pick us up from the airport, liaising with our car hire company, and even getting provisions in for us. We had a wonderful holiday and are already planning our return! Many thanks Ian and Julie.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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From the Owner

Placed between the sea and the mountains in a quiet rural location this is one of those "corners of heaven on Earth".

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ercan or Larnaca at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Roots at 0.75 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Girne at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Korineum at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Oriental Spices at 0.08 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Macaria at 0.5 Kilometres Car: necessary


A few minutes walk to local bays which offer safe swimming in sandy rustic bays with nearby cafe/bars.

Further fine beaches are close by - within 15 minutes drive - in both directions.

There are many secluded bays on this most beautiful length of coastline to be explored on foot, by bike, donkey or car.


Ercan/Lefkosa airport is 40 minutes distant.

Larnaca airport is about 55 minutes.

Car hire is essential to enjoy all the interesting sites in North Cyprus.


75m to nearest Indian restaurant

200m to the nearest mountain trail and from there you can walk the entire 240km length of the mountain range.

750m to the famous Roots Bar

3km to nearest supermarket

5km radius, lots of bars cafes and restaurants.

30km Kyrenia which has dozens of casinos, hotels, restaurants, night clubs and plenty of shopping.

40km Famagusta and Nicosia both also with fine historic buildings.

All 3 world famous crusader castles are within 30km.

Further Details:

Cyprus has something for everybody all year round, not just during the summer months.

Golf and tennis at the Korineum Country Club, all year, - 10 minutes drive.

Tennis courts and gyms nearby.

Sailing from Karpas Gate Marina and various small harbours - 30 minutes drive.

Boat cruises from Kyrenia harbour - 30 minutes drive

Scuba diving

Hang-gliding and para-sailing. Our oldest hang glider was 101!!!

Turtle watching June/July and hatching Aug/September - 10 minutes drive.

Orchid and wild-flower safaris January to April.

Road and BMX cycling October to May.

Bird watching, 369 species. Migration seasons March-May and August-October

Archaeological sites everywhere, Salamis, Vouni and more.

Great castles in Kyrenia, Buffovento, St Hilarion, Kantara and Famagusta.

Mosques and cathedrals in Famagusta, Bellapais and Nicosia, + many more.

Trekking over hundreds of km of mountain tracks.

Eating at fine restaurants in Kyrenia or local mezze and kebab houses nearby.

Let lady luck pay for your holiday at one of the many casinos in Kyrenia and Famagusta.

Enjoy the local beaches for swimming and sun as well as the grand beaches of Karpas.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2016
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Deposit, less any dilapidations, returned within 14 days after checkout.
Price includes accommodation for up to 6 persons, no head-count surcharges.
Winter prices are exclusive of power consumption which is charged at cost.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days. Subject to booking density please aim to check in after 4pm and to checkout before 12 noon.

Notes on prices:
The prices are in GB£ per week.
Price includes responsible use of air-con. Wasteful use in excess of 200 units a week will be charged at cost (currently 20p a unit).

25% on booking balance and security deposit 8 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

You can be as removed from the hurly burly of modern life for as long as you want here, but the bright lights of the casinos, clubs and hotels of Kyrenia are only 30 minutes away. You choose.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain


  • arboretum
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The en-suite bathroom has bath/shower, WC and basin with vanity unit. The family shower room has shower, WC and basin with vanity unit. Both have razor points.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 in double and/or twin bedded rooms Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite bathroom. Second bedroom with king-size bed (or bunks), looks onto main terrace. Third bedroom with twin or bunk-beds, looking onto gardens. All bedrooms have air-con, fitted wardrobes and hair-dryers


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking in the house please. Internet access and wifi also provides TV - BBC iplayer etc. If you have Sky at home you can access Sky Movies and Sport using the NowTV gadget. Aircon is available although fans provide better comfort and are more economical. Outside: Ours is a beautiful 12m pool where you can swim or just float around all day and night long. Illuminated at night it provides a romantic backdrop to alfresco dining. From there you can flop on to the sun loungers around the pool or those under the palm trees on the other garden levels. The main terrace has a shaded and curtained pergola over the dining table for 6/8 persons with the barbecue right where you want it. From the roof terrace you can see across the sea to Turkey or across the Milky Way to Sagittarius. Utility Room: The automatic washing machine is found in a special laundry unit on the first floor landing. There are an ironing board and electric iron. A separate external store room houses mops and buckets and the swimming pool equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels, table and bed linen are included and supplied weekly. Pool and beach towels supplied. Extra linen and cleaning by arrangement. Garden, water and pool service included.

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