Extremely well located (only 5mins from the centre of the popular tourist resort of Kyrenia -often referred to as the Pearl of Cyprus), is close to a supermarket less than 1min by car or a baker/patisserie with other basic supplies that is just about 5 min walk away or a beach/bay about 15min walk away. This comfortable villa is well decorated (modern with some Chypriot & tasteful touches), is well equipped in a unique elevated position with lovely views of the unique mountain range of North Cyprus and sea views from all the bedrooms. It is in a peaceful and green residential district (e.g. citrus trees lined cul-de-sac), birds chirping away yet with easy access to the town centre or other touristic areas either by car (also by the new highway to avoid traffic) and by local bus (dolmus) as its just 5min walk to the main coastal road from the villa. It is also surrounded by very nice/decent neighbours (all professional families or retirees). The house is on its own spacious 850m2 plot with a 3 aspect mature Mediterranean garden incl. a totally private main garden with seating and BBQ facing the mountains and hillside (most famously Karaman or Karmi) villages & St Hilarion castle that can be seen on the hilltop above. A larger than usual 10x5m swimming pool is in front of the lounge terraces. There are 3 double bedrooms (1 queen size double, one standard double and one with 2 single beds that can just be prepared with one single bed) all with balconies on the 1st floor, all with lovely seaviews and 2 bathrooms (one being an ensuite). On the ground floor you have a bright airy lounge which joins into the modern well equipped open plan kitchen. It also joins to (with a connecting door) another separate room used either as a study, second lounge as a games or reading room or a 4th bedroom as it has a comfortable sofa bed (1.40x2m). There is also a 3rd bathroom next to this extra room so it is ideal if someone does not want to use the stairs. The ground floor and all bedrooms have aircons and standing fans for comfort although the house is airy with double aspect windows and slidding doors.The house is comfortably furnished with flat screen TVs, one in the lounge with a DVD machine and one in the master bedroom and also a good quality wi-fi everywhere. Outside, by the pool and in the garden, there is plenty of outdoor seating with shade or without (with long chairs, tables and chairs and parasols as well as armchairs, sofa and swing). There are beaches nearby (15 minutes walk to the beautiful bay of Kervansaray with its 5 star Merit Park hotel, a diving school or restaurants to view fantastic sunsets or to use its public beach. The nearest restaurant is 10min walk away and there is a good choice of others in the area. Escape beach, with a private beach and a restaurant, is also just 2min by car or the pictoresque mountain village such as Karmi or Karaman is just 7min. up the hill, by car. Nicosia and its old historic quarter is just 25min away by car using the motorway. Other touristic sites and towns such as Guzelyurt, Kayalar coast & villages, the Troddos mountains & villages or the Karpaz peninsula or Famagusta are all very accessible in a day. Korenium Golf course and the more remote 'Turtle beach' of Alagadi are also within a 20-30minutes drive. The paragliding landing site is close to our house (2 minutes away). Kyrenia with its lovely venetian port is just about 5 min drive away or Nicosia/Lefkosa with its interesting old town is just 25min away with the motorway. There are also many interesting archeological or historical sites (with 5000 years of civilisations colonising the island be it Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantian, Ottoman) and of course the crusaders including the Lusignans/French(who ruled for 300 years) and the Venetians, the Genoese and the British all very much left their mark here. Then the natural beauty with superb views of the sea or mountains with forests and orchards or valleys and caves or the natural reserve of te Karpaz region are also to be explored. But best of all, enjoy your beautiful home and pool in a superb Mediterranean garden with scented jasmines, hibiscus, bougainvilles, roses, lavender, palms, cypresses, rubber & pepper trees, jacaranda, frangipani and mix of fruit trees (plum, peach, mandarin, grapefruit, olive, almond, walnut, pomegranate, guava etc).
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We know the area well and we can advise you well. We are reliable and we have good reviews from other sites too. Our representative and i speak several languages and we seek to respond to your needs to make sure you holiday is a success. Our partners - i.e. for the pool and garden maintenance our rep. or our car rental and airport transfer service are all excellent.
Why Kirsty chose Karaoğlanoğlu
-Lovely private 10x5 pool with lots of peaceful, green and spacious outdoor areas - 4 Good bedrooms, 3 nice bathrooms and well equipped kitchen -But also in a premium residential district (quality neighbours, quiet & green area) and highly accessible as -Very well located near (4-5min by car or 7-10min by local bus) to the town centre and its very special venetian port or all transport routes either via the coastal main road or via the highway that we can access very easily from our place. -Walkable (5-20min) to the sea/beach (Kervansary bay), a quality patisserie and baker, and local supermarkets or restaurants. -Good service from a local representative who lives nearby and the owner who is contactable at all times - Well maintained villa (i.e. pool cleaned twice a week in hot months and once a week in cooler months -Welcome basics food and drinks pack can be prepared on request(with reasonable surplus fee), useful for let's say late night arrivals. - Linen, towels, and basic bathroom essentials and kitchen cleaning products provided - Special discounts given to our guests from a local car rental or local restaurants (to be confirmed with the owner for the latest details) - Owner can arrange the airport transport for you from Larnaca, Paphos airports from the southern side or Ercan (Lefkosa) airport from the northern side of Cyprus.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Lovely and relaxing
Thank you Kristy
Many thanks Duncan. Glad you had a good stay.
A lovely villa and relaxing holiday
We had a lovely holiday in Villa Manolya, a comfortable home from home with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The garden and pool are wonderful and we spent most of our time outside at the villa, enjoying the various areas of sun and shade. It is a very quiet and relaxing place to stay.
Karaoglanoglu was a good base for exploring North Cyprus, we didn't use a car, but the dolmus to Kyrenia is frequent and taxis are cheap, but I would recommend a car to make the most of your visit as there are wonderful places to visit off the beaten track.
Kirsty was incredibly helpful with all the information provided before the stay and Marina is very helpful if you need anything during your visit.
Thank you for a great holiday
Many thanks Ann for your lovely response and it is wonderful to know that your stay at the villa, Kyrenia and Northern Cyprus was a success (relaxing and interesting).
Also i am so glad that the support we gave you before and during your stay was helpful. I will also pass your thanks to my rep. Marina. Indeed we update our information sheets regularly and we try our best to give advice and to be responsive to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. Best wishes. Kirsty
We stayed at villa manolya this summer and we were very impressed with how clean and lovely it was. We had a really relaxing stay and the location was ideal to explore the many historic sites in North Cyprus. Our host Kirsty is excellent and there was so much information available that you are sure to have a wonderful stay. We loved the holiday and the villa and enjoyed being greeted by the resident tabby cat Figaro! We would certainly recommend it.
Many thanks for your review Janan and i'm so pleased you and your family had a nice and relaxing time (as i know you all work very hard). It was also lovely to welcome and communicate with you and now to know all our efforts are worthwhile is just fantastic. Many thanks again. Kirsty
Villa Manolya is a lovely villa located perfectly very close to Girne. Great amenities nearby and perfect size for 6 people. Kirsty was a great host with good communication, helpful tips on what to see and where to go and help whenever it was needed. Lots of great shops in the locality. We would recommend this villa!
Many thanks Sakib and i am glad you liked the locality, facilities and the villa itself. In our Visitor's book you also said you had an incredible week and you loved the pool & BBQ and had your own family gala event around these, a great idea!! We try our best and many thanks for showing your appreciation on our service and communication too. Best wishes for the future to you and your family. Kirsty
We had a great time staying at this villa. The pool is great (we spent more time in it than in the villa !), ideal location (5 mins to Kyrenia, gentle walk to great local restaurant and super bakers), friendly neighbours, and the owner and her local representative couldn't have been more helpful. The weather was perfect - so we had a super holiday.
Many thanks for your feedback and we are so glad you had a great holiday!
The 2 weeks here lasted a lifetime! Great villa down a small side road. Very private, with a large driveway, secluded garden and of course the pool! All bedrooms are comfortable, with some lovely views from the balconies. The living area is also really spacious, however you will spend most of the time outside!
The area has 4 or 5 good restaurants within a 20 minute walk (would definitely recommend Carpenters, which is only 10 mins away).
The area is great for exploring and there are some great beach clubs just a few minutes drive away. Ideally situated for a ride into Kyrenia or for a quick trip into the mountains. Would recommend St. Hilarion Castle, but go when they open at 09.00 as there is quite a lot of climbing to do!
The pool is the highlight and we spent many hours in it, both during the day and when lit at night.
Would definitely recommend the villa, location and North Cyprus in general!
Many thanks David for your detailed and positive review. I'm so glad you had a great time and you liked the location, quietness of our neighbourhood, nice bedroom views, level of comfort, our secluded gardens and as you say the highlight has to be the pool of course - that is spacious and private and surrounded by nice gardens or views. Indeed i agree with your recommendation for Carpenters that is on our recommended places to eat and there are other nice places to relax and have a meal or go to a beach club all within easy reach.
We also appreciated your visit and the ease of communication we had and the respect you showed in returning the villa in very good order.
Best wishes for the future. Kirsty
The villa is located just 8 kilometres from the heart of Kyrenia, 1 km from the sea/beach and is conveniently placed with also very easy access to the new motorway that can lead to Kyrenia centre or Nicosia and other touristic sites.
The superb medieval castle of period of the Crusaders and the model of Disney's Snow White montain top castle is visible from our garden and light up magically during summer nights.
You are also close to the luxurious facilities of local beach side hotels such as the 5 star Mercure Accor, public or privately managed beaches just 2 minutes by car or from the picturesque hill-top villages, like the prettiest one near Kyrenia - Karmi- with their lovely little restaurants and bars overlooking the spectacular views of the sea, just 5-7 minutes by car.