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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Bellapais, Kyrenia, North Cyprus - Luxury Villa - Private Pool - Peaceful Location

Villa Manzara, Bellapais, Nr. Kyrenia is a Luxury privately owned Villa with 3 air-conditioned bedrooms - sleeps 6 (we can add a camp bed or a cot for an additional child). We are in a small secluded and extremely quiet development of only 4 properties, built within an olive grove - we still have 8 olive trees in our garden. We have a large private pool and an extensive patio area with BBQ, as well as a long private garden and drive to the front of the villa.

**** We have been renting for 15 years, and around 80% of our bookings are from returning guests - see our reviews on this site. Look us up elsewhere too, for more reviews and photos ****

**** Rental Prices - differ for Low, Mid and High seasons, also for occupancy (1-2, 3-4, and 5-6 persons). Can't get this site to show these correctly so please contact us for confirmation of charges ****

Free Welcome Pack, free local phone calls



In mountain foothills, our villa is on the outskirts of Bellapais, near Kyrenia, and so a hire car is recommended (we can book cars and airport transfers for you). It is a 5 minute drive (up a very steep hill) to Bellapais centre, with its beautiful Abbey and lots of restaurants and bars. 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 is also included. Tea, coffee, sugar, condiments, cooking essentials, dishwasher tablets, soap, washing up liquid, loo rolls, tea towels, kitchen roll, in fact pretty much everything you might need to get settled into the villa, will be found waiting for you - please enjoy 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 tea towels before every let. (We now provide beach/pool towels as well).

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 - you can often book an additional day at the villa at a reduced rate.

Alternatively, 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. They offer hire cars, 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.

This is our 15th 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. Our 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 live UK TV (using an Internet TV box), 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

Peter & Tina Hunt
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Peter & Tina Hunt

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.

Peter & Tina Hunt purchased this villa in 2004

Why Peter & Tina Hunt chose Ozankoy

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely, relaxing two week stay in Villa Manzara this July/August 2017. The Villa was beautifully kept inside and out and it is clear that the owners, Tina and Peter, have put every effort into making it comfortable and pleasant for their guests. It is certainly the most well-equipped villa in which I have ever stayed - everything has been thought of, right down to the provision of tea light candles to illuminate evenings by the pool. In fact, the pool, which is cleaned regularly, is a great asset to the villa especially as temperatures were very high during our stay. Whilst there are some good restaurants within a short drive what we enjoyed most was our own impromptu evening meals by the pool and sitting in the lovely poolside patio area until the early hours just chatting and sipping some of the (rather good) local wine - very relaxing and therapeutic! We are grateful to Tina and Peter for making our holiday so enjoyable and also to Peter of 'Pebbles' the local management company. He was friendly, welcoming and completely responsive to our requests. Our hearty thanks to all concerned.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ozankoy in Kyrenia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family bathroom, corner bath
    Ensuite to Lilac Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Cloakroom - Toilet
  • The Master Bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and w.c. The Family bathroom has large bath with shower over, basin & w.c. There is a useful Ground Floor Cloaks with basin and w.c. Each guest is provided with hand & shower towels & a flannel. NOTE - POOL TOWELS ALSO PROVIDED. Hand soap is complimentary in each bathroom and the kitchen. Toilet rolls are complimentary in each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Lilac Room - ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Green Room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Gold Room
  • All bedrooms have ample wardrobe space, are air-conditioned and have stunning views from two sides. A cot or further single bed is available on request. The Lilac Room and the Gold Room have doors opening to a large shared balcony facing the sea. Chairs and a table are provided so that you can sit with your morning tea /coffee and watch the boats sailing by. The Lilac Room (Master Bedroom) has a King bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, basin & w.c. The Gold Room has wonderful sea & mountain views and twin beds. The Green Room has stunning mountain views and twin beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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!" The ground floor is open plan - the Dining area contains a large pine table and six chairs. Here is a CD player with a selection of discs, but feel free to take your own favourites! Also provided are many books and games. A door opens to the rear balcony with a further table & chairs for al fresco dining. A sunny kitchen offers all mod cons. Ample modern crockery, cutlery and cookware, picnic sets, water cooler/heater, sewing & first aid kits, pegs, dishwasher tablets, hand soap, dishcloths, washing up liquid - all provided. We include a mobile phone for free local calls. Our English property managers are available by phone at all times and can visit on request. Outside there is an 8m x 4m private pool with steps and hand rail, extensive patio area and a large purpose-built BBQ. Sunbeds and parasols are provided. (In case of rain, umbrellas are also provided). In the comfortable lounge (with ceiling fans) is a 32' LCD TV, Live UK TV , DVD player & a selection of discs


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Luxury Detached 3 A/c Bed Villa - Private Pool - In Mountain Foothills
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

One of the best Villas we've stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Villa Manzara in the dark, lights where left on in the main downstairs areas giving a magical feel. The villa is large and airy with marble floors; the temperature for April was high but inside the rooms stayed cool. All the bedrooms were beautifully decorated and spacious. The garden area was a delight and sitting on the front balcony for breakfast was a treat overlooking the well maintained front garden. From the upper story you could see the sea. There is a lovely pool to the rear with lots of shade if you need it. Facilities are well labeled and there was plenty of information, including maps etc for you to browse through. It was very clean and well maintained, the manager rang us the first day and a mobile phone was left, for our use so we could contact her if we needed to. There is a lovely winding road up to the Abbey at Bellapais which is well worth the drive. The only down side was that the local beach was closed and it had been turned into a building site but we were advised to try the Acapolco Hotel and Spa Resort which offered a beach for use by the public in general and was well worth going to; a little further on was Turtle Beach where the turtles come to lay their eggs - these are about 15 minutes drive away. We can recommend the food at Erols which is excellent, as is the food at Five Fingers, for a lunch time snack try the Tropicano but be warned it is used by ex-pats, and Happy Valley on the main road. Go for a morning coffee to Zerha's, if you're lucky she may sing to you, if you want an authentic N.Cyprus meal book into Zerha's she only cooks to order. If you are vegetarian I'm afraid the menus are very restricted and meanly cheese based. It is also worth drive to see the mosaics at Soli and the castle ruins further on. Villa Manzara deserves a five plus star rating! Thank you Peter and Tina.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words - we are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Villa Manzara, and hope to welcome you back soon!
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Manzara for one week. The place is absolutely stunning. The views are lovely and the place is so relaxing. The Property was clean and excellently maintained and the owners had thought of everything even down to cling film to wrap food in. We had one problem with water which the Manager sorted that day. I have already recommended this Property to friends and will continue to do so.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks - we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you again.
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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: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 22-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 16-Jul-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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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Ozankoy or Bellapais - several
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ozankoy or Bellapais - several
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Several -from untouched to manicured
Car: necessary


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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ozankoy, Cyprus

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Late Season 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Low season 2018-19
1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Mid-season 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Hig Season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Late Season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Low Season 2019-20
1 Nov 2019 - 29 Feb 2020
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 £20 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, £85 (Low) £100 (Mid/Late) £130 (High)
For 5/6 please add, pw, £175 (Low) £205 (Mid/Late) £275 (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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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