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Beautiful villa, Northern Cyprus close to beaches with mountain views. Free WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6-8, lovely gardens, mountain views, close to golf course.

Villa Lalai is a luxury spacious house set in a large garden, planted out with figs and bougainvillea and has natural stone sculpture. It has an 8 x 4 swimming pool with Roman steps – the views from the private, secluded pool area are spectacular, looking up to the Besparmak mountains. There are sun loungers with parasols, a BBQ and patio dining for eight. Close by are olive groves and the sea is about a 10 minute walk away. At night the pool and garden lights give a magical atmosphere for your evenings sipping wine on the terrace. A herb garden provides rosemary, basil and mint for your mediterranean cooking!

Newly furnished in a tasteful, modern style, the luxurious interior is light and spacious with a marble staircase. Much care has been taken in the interior design and modern art adorns the walls. There is air conditioning in all rooms, plus standing fans. The lounge has patio doors leading onto terraces at the front and back of the house. Ample parking.

We will happily book airport collection and car hire for you and our property manager lives close by for your assistance. We have fast internet connection through our own wifi.

As well as relaxing, swimming and sunbathing, many activities can be enjoyed in the area, including scuba diving, sailing, snorkelling, walking, bird watching (300 species), horse riding, mountaineering and much more. There is a championship golf course nearby. Museums and castles abound. However, if it is relaxation you are after and you want to leave the pool for the day, there are lovely quiet beaches to be found close by. Alagadi is an official Turtle Watch beach (10 minutes from villa). At certain times of the year you can watch the turtles lay their eggs in the soft sand or watch the young as they head for the open sea. Acapulco is a hotel complex (about 20 minutes away) with all facilities including an aqua park bars and restaurants. Travelling east you will find wonderful beaches where you will be totally alone, just get out of the car and swim.

Bellapais Abbey is a magical place – built in the 12th Century it commands views of the whole northern coastline. At night the Abbey is floodlit and enchanting magical, there are classical concerts there at times during the summer season. There is a choice of restaurants in the village, one, ‘The Kybele’ is set in the Abbey grounds, book a seat with a view and be swept away by the panorama. Bellapais is where Lawrence Durrell lived when he wrote ‘Bitter Lemons of Cyprus’.

An excellent day trip would be to Famagusta (Gazimagusa) where the Roman City of Salamis should not be missed. Nicosia (Lefkosa) is about 30 minutes away and boasts the beautiful Selimiye Mosque, built by the Lusignans from 1208. The Great Turkish Bath dates back to the Ottoman period. Walk around the old streets around this area, filled with interesting little shops, then sit in the beautiful square close to the Mosque and enjoy a coffee whilst taking in the historic architecture.

Bahceli village (further up into the mountains) is a very rural village, worth a drive up to see how village life there has remained so unchanged. There are no facilities there – only smiling, curious faces. Esentepe village, approximately 8 minutes drive away, has the nearest mini-mart. Here you can find bars, restaurants, live music and a very naughty patisserie! There are other bars and restaurants close by along the coast, either rustic or more sophisticated. A large supermarket, Lemar, is on the road to Kyrenia where you can find everything you need, they have a great deli. Everywhere is happy to take UK sterling or Euros.

In Kyrenia you will find a bustling town with bars, restaurants and a Wednesday market.

The area is excellent for BIRD WATCHING. Many species can be seen from the patio including hobby, honey buzzard, bee eater, hoopee, roller, black franklin, blue heron and whinchat.

The villa is suitable for the elderly and children.

More Details

Carol Overs
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Carol Overs

We live in rural Shropshire, Tony is a Chartered Accountant and I am an Art Advisor. We fell in love with Northern Cyprus 14 years ago whilst on holiday. We enjoy the fact that it is still much less developed than other destinations, the scenery is stunning, there are empty beaches and we love the people. We have enjoyed Villa Lalai with friends of our own age, teenagers and young children. There is so much to do and explore in the region, in between making the most of the excellent food and wine!

Carol Overs purchased this villa in 2005

Why Carol Overs chose Esentepe

We wanted to make our villa a place where guests arrived and were thrilled with their choice rather than that horrid sinking feeling most of us have experienced at some time. We have tried to think of everything to make holidays enjoyable. We also wanted a particular style of furnishing for the villa which would please people with similar taste. We hope you will enjoy it too.

What makes this villa unique

One of the most desirous things about Villa Lalai is the seclusion of the pool area, we are not overlooked and one forgets that there are other properties around. Also the view from the outdoor dining and bathing area still excites us after all these years. Whilst the villa is in a very peaceful location, it is only a few minutes from the sea, restaurants, bars and shops. The coast road nearby makes easy access to all the locations you would want to visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had the most wonderful holiday. The villa has beautiful interiors and the views from the pool area were breathtaking. We found lots to do, both for us and the children, from watching baby turtles return to the sea, enjoying bathing in the safe waters, to visiting sites such as Salamis. The area is so unspoilt, which made a refreshing change. The owners have thought of everything, we felt very spoilt.
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Esentepe around the Famagusta

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Safety gate between patio and pool area. Travel cot and high chair available. Car seats can be arranged. Roman steps into the pool make access easy.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , on ground floor
  • Bathrooms are very modern with white and chrome fittings. Quality white towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms have been very stylishly furnished with all your comforts considered. The master bedroom has a balcony looking out to the mountains, you can see the sea from here. All other bedrooms look out to the mountains. The beds have crisp white cotton linen, beautiful artworks on the walls and white curtains float in the breeze from the mountains. A travel cot is available. A safe is provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Electrical goods include washing machine, microwave, cooker hob, large fridge/freezer, toaster, blender, iron, hairdryer, steamer. There is a separate room for relaxation or children to chill out with CDs, video and DVD.evision. We have provided Cd's and videos for your entertainment. There are games, books and jigsaws, toys, snorkelling and picnic gear for your use. Mosquito repellent plug-ins are in all bedrooms. Standard British 3 pin plugs are used for electrical equipment. All linen and towels are provided, including beach towels. There is a safe for your valuables.


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Beautiful villa, Northern Cyprus close to beaches with mountain views. Free WIFI
average rating of 4.894737 based on 39 reviews

As soon as you arrive this Villa is stunning. Modern spacious and very clean.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in N Cyprus was not very good due to ill health. But. Carol (the owner) and Mike were very helpful. If there was a problem they did their best to help. Once again Thankyou. Carol you have a beautiful Villa in wonderful settings.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in an unforgettable location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Villa Lalai. Our holiday was perfect in every way, from the ease of our airport transfer and hire car - kindly arranged by Carol to the welcome pack of goodies left in the fridge by Mike. The villa wa a a wonderful base and had everything we needed for a brilliant holiday. The location of the villa was stunning and we loved exploring this side of the island. There was just so much to do everyday and it was wonderful to dive into the pool at the end of each day. Highlights included visiting the Karpaz Peninsula (my son is still talking about the wild donkeys) and releasing baby turtles on Alagadi Beach. Thank you Carol for an incredible holiday - we hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Well organised. Nice location. Car rental proved invaluable as you do need it to get around. Lovely food in a restaurant about 5 to 10 min drive. Very good value.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had one week in this lovely villa with great views and an excellent pool. The villa was exactly as promised and in a great position with views of the mountains. When we arrived there was a welcoming pack as promised and everything was clean and tidy.

All in all it exceeded our expectations. We hope to return. We certainly recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent 11 days at this beautiful villa which is situated in a lovely peaceful setting.The pool was excellent and very warm .The villa itself is very well maintained and equipped with everything you could need and manager Mike was very informative and helpful. Although we have been to Northern Cyprus many times this was a new location for us and didn't disappoint it is very unspoilt and lovely.We would recommend this villa to anyone wanting a restful holiday.The owner Carol was very helpful arranging our car and transfer for us too..

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Bob for taking the time to write that kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed the holiday and the villa. Kind regards Carol
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So impressed!!

  • 5 of 5

A great villa with the WOW factor in a peaceful location with views of the mountains. We stayed for 10 days in the Easter holidays and had a great holiday. Carol the owner was so helpful & professional with lots of information about the villa, surrounding area & things to do.

Carol arranged the taxi from Ercan airport; driver was waiting outside, arranged the hire car which was waiting at the villa and everything ran smoothly thanks to her efforts.

The villa was beautifully clean, spacious, had all mod cons, large pool and WiFi.

Kyrenia is about a 30 minute drive and the harbour and castle are a must to experience. A car is a must for discovering this little gem of an island.

I would definitely return to Northern Cyprus again and highly recommend the ‘Villa Lalai’.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments, I am really glad that you enjoyed Villa Lalai and the beautiful Northern Cyprus.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Ercan, Northern Cyprus or Larnaca, Southern Cyprus
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
5 minutes
Car: necessary

This is one of the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean which has remained one of the least spoilt by mass tourism. The people of this region are incredibly friendly and welcoming. Kyrenia is an historic town built around a charming harbour, overlooked by a crusader castle. The harbour offers a wide variety of restaurants, some with rooftop views and at night, when the lights are lit, there is no more wonderful place to eat. During the day Roman ruins and Norman castles await exploration. The 200 miles of Northern coastline offers beautiful beaches, hidden coves and turquoise waters, for swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling and sailing. Dramatic mountains provide the backdrop to olive groves and carob orchards, goats roam freely and the smells of wild herbs and Cypress trees intoxicate. The island has a wonderful climate, long hot summers and relatively warm winters.

Our villa is one of 9 villas on a private drive just off the Eastern coastal road, about 35 minutes from Kyrenia and 5 minutes from the sea.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Esentepe,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Prices are based on four people staying with a £25 charge for each additional person per week.
Prices are fully inclusive of electricity, cleaning, welcome pack, etc. A deposit of £200 is made on booking and the
balance must be paid 8 weeks prior to departure. If the booking is made within 8 weeks of the holiday, the full amount is payable on booking. A damage deposit of £200 is paid and returned after the holiday if everything is in good order.

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.
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