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2-bed penthouse with roof terrace and sea and mountain views

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

2 bed 2 bath penthouse on small site with 2 communal pools

The apartment has a large open plan kitchen/dining and living area with patio doors opening on to a large terrace with sunset views. The bedrooms (one with ensuite facilities) are at the back, shut off from the living area by a door so perfect for families with children who go to bed early. There is also a family bathroom next to the second bedroom. The apartment is situated right at the top end of the development 'away from it all' yet only a short walk to one of the communal pools, which is often completely empty, so you may have it all to yourselves. There is a shaded pergola there and sunbeds and parasols are provided. From the pool terrace, there are amazing views over the ravine and towards the sea. Even in the height of summer, there is always a refreshing breeze here. Our huge roof terrace has sunbeds for sunbathing and sofas to lounge on, as well as a dining table and a built-in BBQ for alfresco dining - and sea and mountain views to die for!

Alison Hatcher
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian, Turkish
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Alison Hatcher

My name is Alison and my partner Eddie and I are currently living and working in North Cyprus, in the beautiful region of Esentepe. We have two apartments here, one above the other. We live downstairs and rent out the upstairs apartment with private roof terrace. Most holiday makers take comfort in the fact that the owners are nearby to help them with any problems that they have and to provide information and advice to ensure that they make the most of their holiday here. We look forward to welcoming you!

Alison Hatcher purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Alison Hatcher chose Bahçeli

Although Eddie was born in London, both his parents were originally from North Cyprus, so he bought this property as a holiday home to continue his ties with the place. I came out here in 2011 on a one way ticket, after being being made redundant back in the UK and splitting up with my partner of 17 years. A year later, Eddie decided to move out here after his divorce and we met in a bar in Esentepe in January 2012. We moved in together 6 months later and we love it here! After too many years of commuting in London, the slow pace here is bliss. It is a bit like going back in time 50 years. There is little or no crime, and the locals are very friendly. If you are used to UK prices, you will love how far your money goes here, with very favourable exchange rates.

What makes this apartment unique

Sunset Bay is a very quiet development. With two pools to choose from, it is never busy. In fact, you may even have the pool to yourself. As we are at the top of the site, we are even quieter than most. We are right on the edge of the mountains, and we can walk straight onto mountain tracks right from our doorstep and walk for miles without seeing another soul. Also, being on the edge of a ravine, we have better views than most. If you are a bird lover, then there are lots of varieties to watch swooping around. The huge roof terrace (guests have private use of this) with shaded pergola and built in BBQ is a real benefit. On a clear day you can see all the way along the coast towards Tatlisu. Really incredible views! At night, you can often see shooting stars. If you want a truly peaceful holiday, then this is the place for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the apartment for 2 weeks mid July 17. We arrived late to a warm welcome from Alison and Eddie.

The apartment was really bright and spacious with fantastic views out to the sea. The roof terrace was quite simply brilliant with the gazebo providing 2 sun beds and welcome shade. The inclusion of a water dispenser in the apartment was a great touch, with cold water on tap. We had everything we needed in the kitchen. The included welcome pack on arrival allowed a relaxing evening and next morning while we awaited the hire car which was delivered to/collected from our door.

The aircon and fan were absolute necessities in the sweltering heat, making the apartment comfortable.

We used the smaller, closer pool every day. The views from the pool were lovely. In the 2 weeks we were there we only shared it twice. The apartment is in a great location, although a car is a necessity. There are a number of great restaurants nearby, our personal favs were Coconut (Jambalaya/jerk chicken/mixed grill) and Almond Tree (steaks melted in the mouth). We ended up eating out most nights as the prices were so reasonable. There are turtle beaches, Alagadi being closest but note you need to book online as demand is very high (consider booking before you go if this is on your wish list). We had a great holiday. The area was quiet, but the scenery was beautiful and watching the sunset into the sea from the balcony or roof terrace was amazing.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bahçeli in Kyrenia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Damage and breakages happen, but please tell us about anything before you leave.
  • Please keep the noise down, especially late at night. Noise travels for miles in this quiet area and not everyone is on holiday!
  • Children must be supervised when using pools. Pools are not enclosed. The steep ravines around and the roof terrace may be dangerous for young kids.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , separate family bathroom next to twin bedroom
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite to master bedroom
  • 1 x ensuite to double bedroom with WC, sink and separate shower cabin. 1 x family bathroom with WC, sink and bath with overhead shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , this bedroom has an ensuite showerroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , can add extra mattress on floor of twin room
    Extra bed - 1 Child Bed , extra single floor mattress can be provided
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed and an ensuite shower room. Bedroom 2 has twin beds with a separate pull out mattress. Both bedrooms have airconditioning. Cot can be provided (extra costs may apply according to availability).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Electricity, water and gas are included (limits apply) in weekly rentals. For 1 month + these are extra. We provide a complimentary welcome pack on arrival. Dinner delivered to you on arrival can also be arranged, with advance notice. Outside: The whole development is bustling with colour in the spring and summer, with its well maintained gardens. There are two communal pools to choose from. The nearest to the apartment is the smaller of the two, but often completely empty, as everyone tends to use the larger one at the bottom of the site. Our roof terrace (private use) has a built in BBQ and shaded pergola with dining furniture. There are also sunbeds to lounge on, if you want total privacy. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Enough towels and bed linen are provided for the length of your stay. Please bring your own beach towels. Pre-arrival and exit cleaning are included, but midstay cleaning or linen changes would be extra. Other: The spacious roof terrace offers an extended living/dining space.


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2-bed penthouse with roof terrace and sea and mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect location and nice appartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in Alison and Eddie's apartment. Everything was perfect and consistent with the photos on the website. Very quiet residence and close to the sea. 2 pools on site, we loved it. Great quality for the price. We would happily return if we have the opportunity

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The apartment was exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very late, but Eddie was able to provide us with a pre-ordered, delicious curry and a bottle of wine. That was a good start! The apartment is quietly located, so a car is essential for shopping and sightseeing. There is a lovely pool on site. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and made good use of the rooftop terrace for sunbathing, relaxing and BBQing. Really cannot find fault the apartment or location and I am sure we will return. Thank you Alison and Eddie.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable relaxing 3 week stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Kyrenia about 7 times always on the Lapta side, we decided to try Esentepe area, we looked at a number of apartments and decided on Alison and Eddies, we were not disappointed, the apartment is lovely and spacious, well kept with everything you need for your stay, the balcony was large it

was shaded and breezy in a morning great for early morning cup of tea and breakfast whilst watching the birds in the hollow, especially the large blue/turquoise one (still don't know what it was). The roof top terrace was big and good for sunbathing and lovely views, although it could do with some shade.we used the pool often and we had it to ourselves,the beautiful gardens were very well kept, the site was quite, the people we met were very friendly.

The apartment is close to Tempo supermarket, which sells everything you need, there are a number of good restaurant within 5-10 minuets drive, a car is essential.. The location is ideal for exploring the pan handle and Famagusta areas.

Alison organised taxi from airport and car hire,it's comforting to know Alison and Eddie are downstairs if needed, the are both very friendly and helpful.

We stayed for 3 weeks and had a very enjoyable relaxing holiday we hope to return one day, we would defiantly recommend Sunset Bay which lived up to its name, beautiful sunset every night.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your kind words. A new wooden pergola is in the pipeline for the roof terrace and will be erected as soon as possible. In the meantime, we have put extra parasols up there, to provide extra shade.
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A very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to North Cyprus and after some research we selected Alison & Eddie's apartment for it's location and the appeal of their site details. We were not disappointed because in all round terms we were very satisfied because we found everything that we needed to make our holiday enjoyable in the apartment, which is well equipped and has lovely, elevated views of the coast.

The beaches are nearby as are numerous places to eat or enjoy a drink and we found them all very welcoming. Kyrenia is 1/2 hour away and we were easily able to explore most of the north during our stay. We would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment to couples and small families.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Ercan (Lefkosa)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Black Horse - walking distance
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Korineum Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Coconut
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Esentepe Belediyesi beach
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Keen walkers can walk straight into the mountains, right from our doorstep. Between November and April is the perfect time for walking in the mountains, as daytime temperatures are still warm, but not too hot. February/March/April is the season for spotting stunning wild orchids along the way. We can provide mapped routes for you to follow. We also have mountain bikes for the guests to use.


The nearest sandy beach with facilities is only 5 minutes away. There are many beautiful beaches within a short drive away, including the famous Alagadi turtle beaches, about 15 mins away towards Kyrenia. There is also a beach club at the nearby Korineum golf club, 15 mins away. Further away to the East are the best beaches of all in the Karpas peninsula, just over an hour away, but well worth the effort.


We are only 45 mins from Ercan airport in the North, and 1 hour from Larnaca in the South and 2.5 hours from Paphos in the South. We can arrange airport transfers for you as well as car hire. Please note that there are insurance restrictions and complications when driving a hire car over the border, but taxis can easily be arranged from any Cyprus airport. It is best to hire a car on this side (Turkish side).


The nearest supermarket is just 5 mins drive away. The nearest village with amenities is Esentepe, about 12 mins drive away. Kyrenia (Girne is its Turkish name) is 40 mins drive away and Famagusta (Gazi Magusa) is about the same in the other direction. Kantara castle is 20-30 mins drive away. The Karpas peninsula (the 'pan handle of Cyprus') is 1 hour's drive.

Further Details:

You can walk to a small minimarket and bar from the apartment in 5 mins. There is a larger supermarket only 5 mins drive away and many good bars and restaurants within 10 mins drive. We can tell you the best ones to go to!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
The weekly rental fees include exit cleaning/laundry and up to 200 units of electricity per week and 4 tonnes of water (excess usage will be charged). Gas for cooking is included. We also include free WIFI and a free welcome pack. Full booking terms available on request.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible, as are arrival and departure times, depending on other bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices include pre-arrival and exit cleaning, electricity, gas and water (limits apply) and a welcome pack. For longer bookings of one month or more, utilities will be calculated and charged as extra.

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.