Wow....just wow! This apartment was all and more than we expected. It was spacious (there were 5 of us!!), superbly clean and fully equipped with everything that you would need.
The apartment complex comprises over 40 apartments so, having arrived in peak holiday time, we expected the centrally located pool to be busy most of the time. However, for the whole week our kids had almost sole use of the pool. The pool itself is superbly maintained with clean and safe water and surrounds.
We arrived late on the Friday night but James (the owner) had left us with clear and accurate instructions on how to get into the apartment. When we arrived there was a complete guide for us to read which told us all about the apartment and local places.
Early the next morning we were met by Mehmet, the site manager. What a fabulous guy he turned out to be - helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and available whenever you need him. He does a superb job in maintaining the site, making it LOOK beautiful as well as making sure everything ticks along.
And that's what we did - relax - for the whole week! Just what we needed as a family. The times that we didn't venture out were spent with the wife and I chilling around the apartment while the kids played in and around the pool....wonderful!
The complex lends itself to tranquillity as it is not overlooked by any large neighbouring hotels or tall apartment blocks as you may find in other resorts. Whilst I would recommend hiring a car during your stay to be able to take in the full benefits of the Island, there are beach and restaurant/bar facilities within easy walking distance.
This was our first visit to Northern Cyprus in over 10 years and so we were interested to see what had changed in that time and it is fair to say there was some trepidation about how "commercialised" the country had become in that time. Safe to say that we were not disappointed....of course some things had changed but the country remains welcoming, friendly, easy to find your way around and cheap!! If you're looking for restaurants I would recommend Silver Rocks nearby in Lapta, also The Punjab restaurant (especially on a Wednesday night) and for a scenic bite to eat during the day try The Hut in Lapta - Jess and Adem are so welcoming. The 16th century harbour is only 10km away and is well worth a visit by car or the hundreds of dolmus (bus) that run between Lapta and Kyrenia.
Would I recommend this property?...hell yes!! Well done James and Mehmet
We had a very nice stay in this appartment, which is situated on a lovely quiet complex. The appartment has everything you need and there is a manager on the complex which can help with anything you may need. The swimming pool is very clean and the grounds are well kept. Hopefully we will be back to stay again in the future!
My parents stayed in this property for two weeks in late April. The property is as good as you would expect from the listing description. Five minutes away from the sea where you can take a pleasant stroll. There is a large garden surrounding the apartment blocks together with a well-kept swimming pool. Lovely patio, and positioned in a quiet location. The kitchen has everything you need, bathrooms and bedrooms are fine. An additional towel hanger or two would help. Overall, a relaxing holiday. Highly recommended for individuals of any age. Franco & Birgitta.
We stayed for 12 nights in August at this apartment. Have stayed at this complex before, so knew what to expect. The apartment was nice and comfortable. The terrace was a bit too open to sunshine in late afternoons, but it was the hottest time of year! The pool is wonderful and very good for toddlers and small children, as well as adults. It was never too busy in the pool. The grounds are very pleasant and have improved substantially since our last visit a few years ago. The nearby beach is a short stroll and ideal for morning or evening dip in the sea. It's not great for small children or to spend any length of time there, but plenty of good beaches nearby - car is essential though! Our favourite nearby beach was Golden Bay. If you are coming to that part of Cyprus for the first time, you need to do your research in advance - there is very little local information at the apartment and most of it well out of date anyway. The manager on site is very helpful though. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this property.
We stayed for just under a week at this apartment and had a really relaxing time. The apartment has everything you need, with a great balcony and BBQ area overlooking the gardens and pool which are maintained to a really high standard and are very tranquil with a fantastic view of the mountains. The pool is very large and we often had it to ourselves.
The 3 rooms are very spacious and there is a well equipped kitchen. Breakfast on the balcony is a very relaxing place to start your day as the Sun rises behind the property giving the balcony and garden sunlight all through the day until the sun sets.
There a re a few bars nearby and we particularly enjoyed the coastal walk to the nearby beach bar along the newly finished coastal path. A great place for a drink if you don't fancy driving or getting a taxi. There is an even closer bay just 300 metres where lots of people go for an early morning dip- there's also some good snorkelling there! It is about 20 minutes drive to Kyrenia, St Hilarions Castle or Bellapaix Abbey. We took a drive out to the Karpaz one day too and though we were stopping along the way you can get all the way to Golden Beach in about 2 hours without stopping- the road is really good up until the last 10 km where it is more like an English country road.
There are supermarkets within 5 minutes as well as a smaller market within walking distance on the main road. All the information you should need is in the apartment already and James is really quick with responding to any enquiries you may have. His manager also lives on site although we didn't need him during our stay he was friendly and introduced himself after we had arrived.
All in all a great place and really good value, I'd recommend this apartment for a visit to North Cyprus!
Arranging the holiday, including an extra night, after Cyprus Air changed our flights, was straight forward. James provided helpful information and advice about both the apartment and location.
The apartment was spacious and well equipped with the usual 'mod cons'. (TV, dishwasher, microwave, aircon etc) . The power sockets were even UK standard making my adapters redundant. Above all the place was clean and well maintained. We rarely used the aircon as most evenings there were really lovely breeze. Without the breeze you did need the aircon to cool the apartment down last thing in the evening. Sitting out on the veranda watching the sun go down with a nice cold beer was really lovely.
The complex was quiet and seemed to be a mixture of a few permanent residents and holiday home owners; there was a nice relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The complex and gardens were well maintained. The pool is a really good size and we often had it to ourselves. Mehmet who looks after the complex was really helpful and always happy to stopped for a chat and provide advice, directions etc...
If you fancy cooling off in the sea there is a small cove and beach a few hundred yards from the apartment. There is a shop on the main road 6-7 minutes’ walk from the apartment which is handy for fresh bread in the morning. 10 minutes stroll will get you to Sevkets restaurant which I can certainly recommend. There is another small beach 'Sardunya' about 1 km further up the coast. We had a few sailing lessons there from Derek a former British national sailing champion. Great fun and real value, at a fraction of the cost in the UK. Camelot beach, on the road to Girne is well equipped but like most beaches charge. As an alternative just drive along the coast and you will find a spot where you can have the place to yourselves.
There is plenty to see or do in Northern Cyprus; Castles perched at the top of mountains, Monasteries, Persian palaces and Roman ruins to visit. Girne is well worth visiting. Alternatively you could enjoy a boat trip or visit the Turtle conservation project and help release baby turtles into the sea. If you are more adventurous I would recommend paragliding (booked in Girne); a great way to view Cyprus.
Lovely apartment, great location and enough to do to keep everyone in the family happy.
|Zusätzliche Kosten||Keine zusätzlichen obligatorischen Gebühren|
|Erstattbare Kaution||119 €|
THE ABOVE RATES ARE APPLICABLE TO 2 ADULTS .and 2 children under 12
EACH ADDITIONAL ADULT WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRA £30 PER WEEK
EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD WILL BE CHARGED AT £20.00 PER WEEK..
A welcome basket can be supplied if requested ..EXTRA mid term cleaning can be negotiated.as can long term period rentals ... good rates for over 4 weeks.. enquire with owner James +447971 339854
if your apartment needs a heavy /deep clean an additional £30-£40 will be charged from your secruity deposit .
this is at the managers discretion .
payment can also be paid via pal pal ... [ a small fee from pay pal will be charged ]
a £200 holding/securing deposit must be paid when booking
upon arrival this will then be applied to a security/electric usage bond .
PLEASE NOTE due to the constantly soaring price of electricity it has become necessary to charge for all electric usage .
this will be deducted from your secruity bond typical use is about £10 pw winter £25 pw summer. but is only charged at local eelectric co. rate