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. 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 and live music. 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.
This is an excellent area for BIRD WATCHING. From the patio you can see hobby, honey buzzard, bee eater, hoopee, roller, black franklin and whinchat to name a few.
Prices are based on four people staying. There will be a £25 charge for each additional person per week.
Prices are fully inclusive of electricity, they cover 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. Up to 8 weeks prior to departure the deposit is forfeited. Thereafter the total holiday cost is forfeited, unless let again. A refundable damage deposit of £200 is payable when the balance is due, to cover against damage, breakages, etc during the holiday. This will be refunded at the end of the holiday if all is in order.
Reductions for lets longer than two weeks.
Living room notes:
* video player
* audio tape player
* books - kids
* music library
* video library
* games - all ages
* games - kids
* books - fiction/non-fiction
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 cot can be arranged on request. There is a day bed in the snug, if required. All bedrooms have air conditioning and standard fans. The master bedroom has en suite and in addition there is a family bathroom and downstairs loo.
This is a tv/day room which has a day bed which makes up to a single or double if required.
With balcony overlooking olive groves
We are in a wonderful position of having mountain views, immediate walking countryside, very close to the sea and beaches. The area is rural but there are restaurants, shops, bars etc very close by.
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 part of a small group of houses on the Eastern coastal road, about 35 minutes from Kyrenia.
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Beach, Cycling, Diving, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Sailing, Swimming pool, Tennis, Walking, Watersports
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This holiday was a special holiday where my husband and I took our respective mothers on a greatly needed break.
Wow! What a beautiful home! Such a beautiful place and the sea......I can only say I have never experienced anything quite like it! Wonderful!
Our mothers were over the moon and my husband and I want to return, so much! Just wish we had booked 2 weeks instead of 1!
Villa Lalai is a beautifully presented Villa with all the required facilities and extremely well equipped to make your holiday a leisurely and pleasant one. It's pool is large and makes a lovely retreat from the heat of the sun. The surrounding views over the mountains is stunning and at the right time of the year full of wildlife.
The Villa was a little difficult to find especially if you have not experienced Cypriot roads and cut offs but Carol Overs neighbour, Mike, to which Carol will refer, is a great help. He has knowledge of the workings of the Villa and the surrounding area.
It is a Villa for families and couples who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of town or city life. There are small amenities within the surrounding villages and these are full of very friendly and always smiling faces. Kyrenia is a little way out but easily reached as are most of the ancient and interesting attractions. North Cypriot roads are empty and a pleasure to drive. Some are tracks but it makes for an exiting time.
A great place to unwind.
Regards to Carol. Ian Dudding of Stratford Upon Avon.
We spent 16 days at Villia Lalai in the hot summer sun. The facilities were wonderful and it was beautifully quiet. The dragonflies accompanied us to the pool each day and became part of the family. The villa was a great place to use as a bse to explore, with Kyrenia just 45 minutes away. The local beaches were beautiful and the sea was clear and warm. We loved going to the local restaurants and everyone was so friendly, including the neighbours. You really need a car to explore and we had one arranged by Carol, who was fantastic evry step of the way, from initial contact to when we arrived home. The weather was very hot and we could not explore as much as we would have liked, so we will return when it is cooler..one day soon.
We have two teenage daughters and they loved it, we used the BBQ regularly for laid back meals by the pool in the evening and played cards and even taught our daughters backgammon.
It is an idyllic location with fantastic views, I would recommend it to families and couples alike.
A perfect place for a chilled out week gazing out at the peaceful mountain views. Spacious, comfortable and well equipped, Villa Lalai was a joy. Extracting the kids (& Dad!) from of the lovely pool was the biggest problem we encountered. Car hire essentail, but it is well located to explore the Karpas, Famagusta and eastern parts of the island as well as within easy hitting distance of Nicosia and Kyrenia...and being reasonably priced, good value for money in the peak season..
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