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Luxury Detached 3 A/c Bed Villa - Private Pool - In Mountain Foothills



Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Villa in Bellapais, Kyrenia, North Cyprus - Luxury Villa - Private Pool - Peaceful Location

**** We have our own website at www.villamanzara.co.uk for more info and lots of lovely photos!! ****

***Please see our reviews on Flipkey.com/kyrenia-villa-rentals/p269384***.

Rental Prices - differ for Low, Mid and High seasons, also for occupancy (1-2, 3-4, and 5-6 persons).

Free Welcome Pack, free local phone calls. FREE WiFi.


In mountain foothills, our villa is on the outskirts of Bellapais, near Kyrenia, and so a hire car is recommended. The villa is a 10 minute walk from Ozankoy, a typical Turkish Cypriot village with several restaurants and a small local mini-market. There are stunning views from three patios and a balcony - enjoy gazing at the blue Mediterranean or the majestic mountain backdrop.

Girne (Kyrenia) town centre is 10 minutes by car, a supermarket and a petrol station are within 7 minutes; small mini-markets, bars, cafes and restaurants within 5 minutes.

Welcome Pack - We supply a comprehensive welcome pack comprising local bread, butter, cheese, crackers, eggs, milk, orange juice, beer and white wine. In season, local fruit included. Please enjoy this with our compliments. An electric Water Dispenser provides you with cold Spring Water and has a hot tap option to take care of all your drinks needs.

Our English property managers, who live nearby, are always available to offer assistance if required. Our spacious villa is fully cleaned and prepared for your arrival with fresh bed linen, towels, bath sheets and kitchen towels before every let. Pool towels are also provided.

During main letting weeks, our preferred changeover day is Saturday but please do enquire about other days.

During multi-week lettings, clean towels and clean bed linen are provided at the end of each week. Your property management team will arrange a time to call at the villa.

Access to the villa is any time after 4.30pm. On departure, you should vacate the villa by 9:30am.

PLEASE NOTE: These times must be strictly adhered to, in order to allow our property management enough time to prepare the villa for the next guest, to the standard you would expect. Please bear this in mind when planning your flights. If your return flight is late in the day, arrangements can be made for your luggage to be stored at the offices of our recommended car hire company. Simply retain your car and spend your remaining time exploring more of the island before you and your luggage are transferred to the airport for your return flight.

Our recommended car hire company offers hire car pick up and return (or taxi transfer) at Ercan Airport in the North, or discounted transfers from Larnaca & Paphos in the South. They are a respected local company who offer a 24/7 contact. Please ask for more details.

There are stunning views from three patios and a balcony - enjoy gazing at the blue Mediterranean or the majestic mountain backdrop. Girne (Kyrenia) town centre is 10 minutes by car, a supermarket and a petrol station are within 7 minutes; small mini-markets, bars, cafes and restaurants within 5 minutes. This is our tenth year of letting our lovely house and we are now welcoming some guests for a second or even third visit. Please book early for weeks during school holidays - these go very quickly.

Look at the luxurious modern facilities.....the villa was furnished by one of the island’s leading Interior Designers and offers a comfortable lounge and separate dining area, each with their own balcony, tables & chairs. Facilities include - Large LCD TV with satellite tuner and DVD player, CD/Radio, wide selection of films & discs, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, water chiller and toaster. Ceiling fans are fitted in the lounge.

The Master Bedroom has a king-size bed plus en-suite shower/wc and access to a large balcony.

Bedroom 2 is twin bedded also with balcony access.

Bedroom 3 has twin beds and glorious mountain views.

There is a mobile phone for free local calls.

Villa Manzara has a private 8m x 4m pool, with a large patio, including a Barbeque, sun beds and parasols. The grounds also boast several mature olive trees, and the villa is set well back from the road behind a long driveway.

By car we are 5 minutes away from the picturesque village of Bellapais, famous for the Abbey and the Tree of Idleness, where Gerald Durrell wrote his famous Bitter Lemons book.

A wide selection of beaches, both manicured and natural, are within 20 minutes of Villa Manzara.

Kyrenia Harbour offers outside dining in a pretty setting looking at boats and bustling nightlife. Day trips are available - go to Tourist Information at the Harbour. Boat trips can be booked direct at one of the many Harbour Boat companies.

There is a Water Park and a Go-Kart track nearby; horse riding sessions and walking tours can be arranged.

A wealth of tourist information is provided in the Villa.

Our English property managers are available throughout your stay.

This is a non-smoking villa but you are welcome to smoke on the balconies/patios.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tina and Peter Hunt live near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. We are both retired - Peter works as a Volunteer Lock-keeper on the Droitwich Canal, and Tina volunteers at a small theatre in Droitwich.

We visit North Cyprus twice each year - early season, to ensure that everything is ready for our guests, and late season, to talk to our Property Managers and Pool Maintenance company about plans for the next year.

We also take the opportunity to assess all fixtures and fittings, and to renew where necessary.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

***How lovely to be back for a second visit to Tina and Peter’s wonderful villa situated so close to the mountains. The view of the mountains change every time you look at them – sometime light clouds over the top, to then disappear as they move closer to the coast. The villa is so comfortable with everything you could need. I am sure that if there was anything you would like – on your next visit it would be there if you mention it! The bed is so comfortable, not like some hotels where a bad night’s sleep can ruin your holiday.***

***On arrival the villa even exceeded our high expectations – very large and luxurious. Furnished and equipped to a high standard with lovely touches everywhere – pictures, ornaments, flowers etc. Everything visitors could possibly need, and then some! On opening the bedroom curtains on the first morning we were met with a fantastic view over the garden and olive trees to the sparkling blue sea beyond. In the other direction is a mind-blowing backdrop of mountains. Everywhere you look is a dazzling display of colour from the gorgeous flowering shrubs and trees. Wonderful to sit on one of the many balconies or beside the pool enjoying a meal and soaking up the sunshine. ***

***Thank you both for allowing the use of your villa. We have been to Northern Cyprus many times and stayed in various hotels but this is something else – it is sheer luxury, peaceful and relaxing in its scenic surroundings. We had a fabulous restful holiday in a villa that wants for nothing – so much so that it will not be our last visit to your lovely home. Thanks again!***

***Can’t remember which visit this is as we have been coming back year after year! I’m sure the previous Guest Book will tell us. Always a relaxing time, see you next year!***

***Dear Tina and Peter, thank you once again for sharing your Cyprus home with us. We are so in love with the island and have had a perfect holiday. This visit, we had the unexpected and incredible pleasures of making friends with your resident OWL! Seeing sea turtle swimming in the sea and watching an Octopus on the rocks near Kaplica. We added a visit to Buffavento to St. Hilarion, which means Kantara is our next trip!

Most of all, we enjoyed the incredible peace and tranquillity of Villa Manzara and feel so rested and re-vitalised.

We had wonderful meals and enjoyed the superb hospitality at many local restaurants, including Kybele in Bellapais (very romantic) and in Ozankoy, the Village Restaurant do super food for a very reasonable price – and watch out for the Brandy Sours, they are lethal!

We had a couple of private boat trips that were fantastic but unfortunately my Father in Law did not catch anything! Thank you both, once again, for sharing your home – already planning our next trip!***
Apr 2015
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Very well fitted out villa

  • 5 of 5

Had a delightful stay at villa Manzara. Every facility you could wish for was provided. We had a problem with the tv and this was sorted out immediately with the management company and owners. I would recommend this property to anyone. The temperature during our stay was really high so the swimming pool was wonderful. We wouldn't hesitate to visit this villa again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words - we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our villa, and hope to welcome you back soon.
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Luxury villa in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful holiday in warm sunshine at Villa Manzara. The villa is beautiful with an attractive garden and floodlit pool. We had breakfast on one of the three patiosor balconies each morning and thoroughly enjoyed a sunbathe followed by a dip in our private pool. There is a village a mile away with excellent restaurants and the attractive town of Kyrenia with its beautiful harbour castle and restaurants is a must to visit along with Bellapais village in the mountains above the villa.

We were not disappointed as the villa far exceeded are expectations and nether will anyone else who visits this superb villa with all the amenities you could possibly want.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Superb Luxury Villa in a Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

Our first holiday in Cyprus and it exceeded all expectations. Villa Manzara is fantastic; our initial reaction on arriving was Wow! The setting is beautiful, with amazing vistas from the various balconies and windows.

The Villa has every possible amenity you could need, excellently maintained and equipped. The pool was absolutely perfect, and a welcome relief from the 90F heat. With several outside areas to sit and eat or enjoy the shade of one of the Olive trees, this luxury Villa is truly exceptional.

A midnight swim under the stars was great fun. 

A short drive to some excellent restaurants: Bella Moon, Courtyard Inn, Errol’s & the town with its many shops made this the perfect holiday. For a delicious treat try Yogolatte, or Cacao.

Tina and Peter made everything so easy with airport transfers and car hire all arranged seamlessly.

It’s such a peaceful, relaxing location; we just did not want to leave. We will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Impressionable holiday property

  • 5 of 5

Our second holiday to Villa Manzara. Had wonderful time with our friends, superb luxury accomodation with beautiful pool. Immaculately maintained and excellently equipped.

Convenient for exploring both coastal and inland areas.

Within walking distance is the village of Ozonkoy, where you find a friendly cafe/ bookshop. Overall a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your second holiday at Villa Manzara, John, Janet and friends. You will have noticed a lot of exciting improvements to the island - excellent amenities now for visitors and locals without spoiling the peace and beauty. As ever, we strive to look after our guests so hope to welcome you again in the near future.
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Wonderfully equipped, quiet location, luxury villa

  • 5 of 5

This lovely villa is very well equipped. Tina & Peter have thought of everything you could possibly want during your stay. It is situated on a beautiful plot with views of the BesparmakMountains behind and the sea at the front

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

On hot days we sat outside for breakfast - the advantage of the different facing balconies at Villa Manzara is shade & catching the breezes! There are lots of olives on the trees in the sheltered garden and we sat watching a few small geckos playing outside – but none indoors!

One day we visited St. Hilarion Castle, not far from the villa – a great drive up there and breath-taking views! Back to Manzara for some peace and relaxation plus lunch (including huge cherries and strawberries – highly recommended). One evening we made a visit to Kervansaray beach to watch the sun set, then back home to sleep. The air-con in the bedrooms is excellent – efficient and very quiet. My friend says this is the best self-catering villa she has ever been in!

It is so comfortable here with our own pool etc. that it is often hard to drag ourselves out, but we did drive up to the nearby Abbey and explored the little fascinating shops in Bellapais village. We tried the Rose Garden restaurant in nearby Ozankoy - no menu but lots of good food. We went to a concert at Bellapais Abbey – very warm in there although only half full. The pianist must have been very famous as there were camera crews there, too.

Whilst we were there my friend had a birthday so we went for a boat trip (Blue Bird), which was really good with 2 hours for swimming and a great lunch. Later a ‘cake’ made of watermelon was presented to her, complete with candles!

The next day we went down to the harbour again to for drinks and a look around Kyrenia castle – fantastic place and fascinating shipwreck - we made friends with a ginger cat!

Many thanks for the use of your lovely home in North Cyprus. The fact that it lived up to your description was a credit to you. The level of furnishings and equipment impressed us - the overall impression was very good. May I reiterate that your house is very much better than average and that your helpfulness is beyond reproach – I have enjoyed doing business with you and will not hesitate to recommend your ‘place in the sun’ to others…

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought Villa Manzara in 2004 when we visited on holiday and fell in love with the people, the mountains, the unspoilt beaches and the amazing amount of history to be found on the island. Our villa is in the foothills of the Five Finger mountains in a quiet residential area which is a mere 5 minutes drive from the centre of Bellapais, where Gerald Durrell wrote his 'Bitter Lemons' book, in the bar across the road from the famous and picturesque 11th century Abbey. Also nearby is St Hilarion Castle, and a little further afield two further castles - Buffavento and Kantara - can be found.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ercan at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ozankoy or Bellapais - several at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Kyrenia at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Korineum at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ozankoy or Bellapais - several at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Several -from untouched to manicured at 10 Kilometres


A wide selection of beaches, both manicured and natural, are within 20 minutes drive of Villa Manzara.


Our nearest airport is Ercan, about 30 minutes away. You can also fly to Larnaca in the South and we can arrange transfers from both airports. A car is essential - we recommend a local, family-run company who offer a discount to our guests, but you are free to arrange your own car and transfers.


Bellapais village with the famous abbey and several excellent restaurants, is 5 minutes drive up the mountain. Many of the restaurants will provide free taxi pick-up and return for customers.

Going down towards the sea, Ozankoy village, with a mini-market and some good bars and restaurants, is 5 minutes drive.

10 minutes drive will bring you to a petrol station and two excellent supermarkets, just before reaching Kyrenia and nearby beaches. Kyrenia has a wonderful old harbour by the castle

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season 2016-17
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Mid-Season 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Late Season 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Low season 2017/18
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:

For 3/4 please add, pw, £80 (Low) £95 (Mid/Late) £140 (High)
For 5/6 please add, pw, £165 (Low) £190 (Mid/Late) £245 (High)

We also require a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 per week - this is payable with your final balance, and is refunded within 7 days of your return from holiday, less any deductions. Please see our Terms and Conditions, supplied with the Booking Form.
Cancellation charges:
More than 8 weeks - deposit
57 to 29 days - 50% of total
28 days or less - 100%

It is advisable to take out insurance against cancellation, accident or loss. We take no responsibility for accidents or injuries.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible, so you can get the best flights. Minimum booking is 1 week.
Access on arrival is from 16:30.
Departure by 09:30 please, unless we have agreed a later time - our property managers have to prepare the villa for our next guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We have a 8m x 4m private pool, surrounded by a large patio area with purpose-built Barbeque and prep table, dining table and chairs, sunbeds and parasols. Previous guests have commented that they lack for nothing - inside or outside the villa. Our English Manager - Gemma, from Pebbles Property Management - is always happy to help and advise when needed. Villa Manzara is ideally situated for easy access to Kyrenia (Girne), with its many restaurants and wonderful harbour, and a castle which proudly displays a ship which was wrecked over 2,300 years ago.

Property Type

  • villa


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The Lilac Room has its own en-suite with shower, basin and WC. Upstairs there is also a family bathroom with WC, basin, bath with shower over. On the ground floor is a very handy cloakroom with WC and wash-basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - the Lilac Room - air-conditioning, king bed, en-suite, balcony Bedroom 2 - the Gold Room - air-conditioning, twin beds, balcony Bedroom 3 - the Green Room - air-conditioning, lovely mountain views


  • Notes on accommodation: Our favourite Comment from a Guest: it was like being home from home but unfortunately our home isn't that capacious nor does it have the stunning views! We wanted for nothing - every possible need seems to be catered for! Outside: Villa Manzara stands in a large garden with 8 olive trees, plus a lemon and an orange. We have several lovely rose bushes, wonderful Bougainvillaea, jasmine and a beautifully perfumed night-scented bush (called a Pakistani Night by the locals). The floodlit patio has a purpose built barbeque with a Turkish Mangal - all BBQ tools are provided and previous guests will probably have left some charcoal and firelighters. Alongside the BBQ is a prep table, and on the patio is a dining table with 6 chairs. Also on the patio you will find 6 sunbeds with matresses, parasols, further chairs with cushions, and each of the three balconies has chairs and tables so you can choose where to dine or relax. We have a private swimming pool which is quite sheltered from view, while still getting lots of sunshine - this is 8m x 4 m (25 ft x 12 ft) - with steps and a hand rail giving easy access to the shallow end. The pool has built-in lighting, and we also have patio, driveway and gate lights. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels are provided, including beach towels. For multi-week lets, the linen is changed each week - please arrange a suitable time with our English Property Managers. Note - they do not strip or make-up your beds mid-let.

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