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Villa With Large Private Pool With Stunning 360 Degree Mountain And Sea Views



Updated: 08-Oct-2016
Stunning villa - Peaceful Location In The Mountains. Beautiful sea and mountain views,15 mins to Kyrenia, 7 mins to a beach.

Beautifully appointed, spacious, light and airy villa surrounded on all sides by large terraces. The villa is ideal as a peaceful and tranquil place to stay and enjoy the stunning countryside of North Cyprus but it is only 15 mins drive to the historic Kyrenia town and harbour, Bellapais Abbey and St Hilarion Castle. The main house consists of a large triple aspect master bedroom, bathroom, separate wc, large open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area. Two further bedrooms are situated in a separate building beside the pool, both with en-suite bathrooms. The villa is designed to enjoy the views and be cool during the summer with high, vaulted and beamed ceilings in the main living areas and master bedroom. Outside there are a variety of places to sit under sun or shade as you wish. The villa is surrounded by established gardens and is set apart from other properties ensuring privacy and seclusion.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have lived in Ilgaz since 2007 and am married to Öztürk (Oz) who built villas CY1696 and CY3823. I am English and Oz is Turkish Cypriot. Originally from Paphos, Oz fell in love with Ilgaz village in 1974 and achieved his dream of living here about 15 years ago. We have 2 dogs, Zibidi and Maymun along with long-eared goats, their kids and two donkeys. We love the peace and community spirit of the village which has both English and Turkish residents and waking up every morning to spectacular views. We enjoy meeting new guests and hope that they enjoy Ilgaz as much as we do. We have a number of guests who return year after year. As we live in the village we are on hand to help out in any way necessary and we do our best to ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable holiday in North Cyprus.

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Speaks English, Greek, Turkish

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Peace and Quiet,Away from it all

  • 4 of 5

If you want peace and quiet on your Holiday,look no further than Villa Twisk.It is an easy 3km drive up a mountain road,You drive straight through gates and your car is parked in the shade underneath Villa.5 of us adults stayed for 2 weeks.There is only one bedroom in main Villa,So other 3 of us stayed in 2 En-suite Rooms by the pool.We were left a Welcome Pack by Carola which was adequate for our late arrival and next morning.Everything is on hand to make your stay comfortable.The all round terrace is great for finding somewhere cool to sit at any time of day or night.You will need a car to get about.There is a lovely little restaurant up in the village,but it doesn't open until 12 midday.We had a couple of problems with the pool while we were staying ,but they were quickly sorted by Oz.We had a very relaxing Holiday here,lazing about most days as the temperature while we were there hit 100 degrees and just going out to eat at night,Lots of very good resteraunts within 10 - 20 minutes driving distance.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed what was, for four of the five of you, your second stay in one of our villas in Ilgaz. It was lovely to see you again. We apologise that you had problems with the pool. As you say Oz quickly sorted the problem and we have replaced the valve which was causing the problem. The bar restaurant doesn't open until midday however the Turkish cafe opens at 8am and does an excellent Turkish breakfast! We hope to see you again in Ilgaz.
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Peaceful village retreat

  • 5 of 5

Due to availability,we were only able to stay at this magnificent property for 6 days, but it was worth every penny. The location is breathtakingly spectacular and gave us the peace and quiet that we were looking for. The villa itself is large and very spacious and has all the amenities which we needed. As for the pool.....fantastic! It is larger than some hotel swimming pools. The owners Carola and Oz, were on hand to assist and were very welcoming of any feedback.The welcome pack provided was more than I had expected, and was indeed very welcome after a long day travelling.

The village of Ilgaz is set back up the mountains, probably a five minute drive to the main Kyrenia road with its shops and restaurants. Car hire is essential to get supplies or visit the attractions of North Cyprus.There is a lovely bar/restaurant in the village where you are made to feel most welcome, and a small local cafe where they do a fabulous Turkish breakfast.

I would heartily recommend this villa to anyone looking for peace and relaxation to recharge their batteries.

We had a brilliant holiday and will define return to Ilgaz

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and holiday

  • 5 of 5

This house is situated on the edge of Ilgaz and enjoys a very peaceful and scenic location with the Besparmak range immediately to the south and views down to the coast to the north. The house is comfortable and well equipped with all you would expect to find in a property in Cyprus. Outside there are terraces to all sides which allow you to sit in the sun or the shade throughout the day as you prefer. The pool is perfect and enjoys the sun from sunrise to sunset and therefore is very warm in summer. The owners of the house, Carola and Oz are friendly and helpful and while they are in no way intrusive if you need their help they are prompt, pleasant and concerned to get everything just right for you. Ilgaz has a couple of places to eat and a great bakery but if you want to stay here you should probably hire a car as otherwise you may find it a bit remote.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. As you said that you would like to return we hope that we will be seeing you in Ilgaz again soon.
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Beautiful, peaceful and well equipped property.

  • 5 of 5

Situated in an enviable, edge of village location, this villa is a perfect retreat for those seeking a peacefull holiday in stunning surroundings with a mountain backdrop and far reaching sea views. Wrap around terracing facilitates fabulous vistas in sun or shade at any time of the day.

The pool is huge allowing serious swimming and family fun alike.

A welcome pack awaited us on arrival and Carola and Oz were fabulous and ensured all our requirements were met.

Ilgaz is a delightful little village with 3 eateries offering varied cuisine and we look forward to returning very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Ilgaz is a quiet residential village set in the foothills of the Besparmak mountains. The villa is at the lower edge of the village and has stunning mountain views along with views to the sea. Ilgaz has a bar / restaurant and a café with its own bakery with traditional outside ovens. The villa is situated on a very quiet road and is set apart from other properties.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Hoots at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ilgaz Cafe / Hoots at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Escape Beach at 5 Kilometres Car: recommended


The villa is 3km away from the main road and the nearest beaches. The area has many beaches to suit all, from quiet remote beaches to beaches with restaurants and watersports.


To Larnaca airport in South Cyprus. Flights from UK are direct and take about 4.5 hours. Crossing the border is straightforward for most nationalities and the drive to Ilgaz takes about 75 mins. Taxi transfers can be arranged.

To Ercan (sometimes called Lefkosa) airport in the North. Flights from UK are required to land in Turkey so total flight time is about 6.5 hours. Drive to the villa takes 50-60 mins. Free return taxi transfer can be arranged with one week's car hire.


Ilgaz village is about 15 mins drive from the beautiful historic town and harbour of Kyrenia and is 20 mins from Bellapais Abbey and St Hilarion Castle. There is a walk across the mountain from Ilgaz to the picturesque village of Karmi where all the houses are required to conform to traditional characteristics. Lefkosa / Nicosia is 30-40 mins drive and Famagusta about 2 hours drive.

Further Details:

Along the main road, 3 kms down the mountain from Ilgaz, are plenty of supermarkets, small shops, fruit and vegetable stalls, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes including Turkish Cypriot, Turkish, French, Chinese, Indian and British. In the village there are two restaurants / cafes, both within walking distance of the villa. Hoots has a charming vine-covered terrace where meals are served in summer and Ilgaz Café serves freshly prepared Turkish meals along with bread baked in their traditional ovens. 1 km down the mountain is Green Heights Park, a restaurant set within award winning gardens. One of the ladies in the village has built traditional style bread ovens in her garden and now supplies shops and hotels with her delicious bread. She will happily sell you a fresh loaf and will undoubtedly give you a cup of Turkish coffee. It is possible to buy fresh eggs in the village.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016/7
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Summer 17
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 17
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure a booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before your arrival. Price quoted is for up to 2 adults using only the main villa with master bedroom. For the additional use of the two bedrooms in the building next to the pool we charge an extra £100 per week.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible about changeover day. Check-in time 4pm, check-out time 10am. Whenever possible we will be flexible with check-in and check-out times. If this is not possible we can look after your luggage and suggest somewhere for a good meal and a swim

Notes on prices:
Prices in sterling. Prices shown are for up to 4 adults in 2 bedrooms. For use of the third bedroom we charge £100 per week extra.

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Updated: 08-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The villa is set apart from other properties allowing peace and privacy. Having the master bedroom situated in the main building with the other two bedrooms being in a separate building allows flexibility for families with older children or for groups of friends. We have two other villas in Ilgaz which we have been letting out for holiday stays for some years now. This villa is a new acquisition for us and we hope that it will be greatly enjoyed by our guests.

Property Type

  • villa


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1. Bath, over bath shower, wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2. Shower and wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3. Shower and wc. Separate wc in main villa.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 in main villa with king size four poster bed. Triple aspect. French windows opening on to terrace. Bedroom 2 with king size four poster bed. Bedroom 3 with two single beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The villa is surrounded on all sides by large terraces and there is a terrace around the pool bordered by arches. There are various outside chairs, tables and sofas on the terraces around the main villa and wooden sunbeds on the pool terrace. The pool is large and secluded. BBQ. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa will be thoroughly cleaned before guests arrive and beds made up with 100% cotton bed lined. Bath towels and swimming towels provided. For longer stays, sheets and bath towels will be changed weekly or more often by prior arrangement. Other: Large walk-in wardrobe room next to master bedroom. Next to the pool is a room with a kitchen sink.

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