"VILLAMINA" first listed in Sept 2017 is a beautiful home from home set in a tranquil and rural location overlooking the Mediterranean in the breathtaking area of Çatalköy.
And yet despite its' delightful and peaceful setting, it is literally a FIVE minute drive to local beaches, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and many other important amenities.
Ideally situated, it is also under fifteen minutes away from the bustling town centre of Kyrenia.
Colourful, fragrant and mature gardens, bordered by natural stone walls with pink, purple, red and white bougainvillea bushes, provide our guests with complete and total privacy.
The gardens boast numerous fruit trees including grapefruit, lemon, orange, plum and tangerine which when in season, can be picked and enjoyed right there and then!
There are also palm trees, pepper trees, flowering bushes and shrubs, all surrounding a beautiful, private and secluded swimming pool.
The overflow pool measures 9m x 4m and has a uniform depth of 1.45m which has been welcomed by families with young children and non swimmers alike.
Other guests simply love to swim while enjoying the idyllic surroundings!
We personally keep this glorious pool in pristine condition at all times as we live just next door and that means you are able to enjoy it at anytime of the day or indeed at night, under a sky full of stars.
Surrounding the pool is a large patio area with plenty of parasols, sun loungers, sun shades, tables, chairs and garden bench seating.
In addition, for those who enjoy cooking and eating "al fresco" the new gas and traditional BBQs allow you to conjure up a feast of culinary delights!
This beautiful outside space affords total relaxation and complete wind down.
New for the 2019 season is an outside WC and washbasin.
Inside, every room benefits from striking panoramic views of the amazing Beşparmak (Five Finger) Mountain range and the sublime Mediterranean.
"VILLAMINA" has three bedrooms and is easily capable of sleeping up to eight adults in very comfortable beds.
Additionally, if needed, there are two travel cots, high chairs and stair gates top and bottom.
"VILLAMINA" is fully air conditioned throughout with new, whisper quiet inverter units in each of the bedrooms upstairs and a larger inverter unit downstairs, keeping the temperature just as you need it.
Each unit provides cool or warm air as required.
All windows and patio doors are fitted with aluminium framed fly screens allowing cooling Summer breezes to waft through when required.
FREE cable television and fast, FREE WiFi access, allow you to keep in touch with what is happening at home and elsewhere during your stay.
"VILLAMINA" is very well equipped and provides all that's needed for either a family holiday or a shorter relaxing break, such as over Christmas or Easter.
Please note that for shorter stays there is a minimum rental rate of £400.
The fully functional kitchen has an oven, grill and hob; separate fridge and a separate freezer; dishwasher; washing machine; microwave/grill/oven combo; kettle; toaster and a toasted sandwich maker.
In addition, there are of course, pots and pans, utensils and everything else you need to cook and eat at home!
A water dispenser provides refreshing cold spring water and it also has a hot tap option to take care of all your drink needs.
An iron, ironing board and a clothes horse are also provided for you.
There are also three quality hairdryers.
Entertainment facilities at "VILLAMINA" include a Samsung 46 inch SMART HD TV with a truly comprehensive TV system, showing over 175 FREE premium channels of hit shows, live sporting events, News programs and Catch Up TV
Also included are hundreds of FREE and On Demand feature films to choose from with new releases added on a weekly basis.
If that's not enough, there is also Netflix and lots of radio stations to enjoy.
A smart phone, with charger and prepaid credit is provided for FREE calls and FREE WiFi.
Airy and spacious, "VILLAMINA" is fully cleaned and prepared for your arrival with luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen together with luxury hand towels, bath towels, bath sheets and separate pool and beach towels.
During multiple week lettings, fresh towels and fresh bed linen are provided at the end of each week of your stay.
The Master bedroom with a private balcony has single beds made into a large 1.8m double bed. A third single can also be introduced.
There is a small dressing room area with a SAFE for valuables leading to an en suite bathroom with shower enclosure, wash basin and toilet.
Bedroom Two has three single beds, two of which can be made into a large 1.8m double bed as required.
Bedroom Three has two single beds which again, can be made into a large double bed if preferred.
These bedrooms too, have access to a shared balcony.
All bedrooms are afforded beautiful views of the mountains and the Mediterranean. The Southern coast of Turkey which is just forty miles away to the North is quite visible on clear days.
"VILLAMINA" is owned by Clint and Mina Warn.
During your stay we will be on hand to help in any way we can so that you can enjoy a wonderful holiday!
On your arrival we will meet you with the keys and answer any immediate questions you may have.
We will provide you with a complimentary "Welcome Pack" which we will tailor to your needs, depending on the time you arrive.
For example if you arrive in the evening, perhaps you might prefer a breakfast themed pack for the morning?
We have lived in Northern Cyprus for thirteen years. Mina, rather handily, is fluent in Turkish as well as other languages, whereas Clint, well anyway, moving on!
We understand that the little things really do matter and can make all the difference to your experience and that is why we will do all we can, to ensure that everything is just right for you.
We have a simple motto:
We look forward to warmly welcoming you to "VILLAMINA" and to making your stay here, one that will provide you with many wonderful memories!
We would be delighted to hear from you with your specific holiday plans and requirements.
MORE INFO AND THINGS YOU CAN DO
The nightly rate differs for low, mid and high seasons and there is a minimum rental rate of £400 for shorter stays.
A HIRE CAR is RECOMMENDED.
We can arrange everything for you with proven local companies in the North if you would like, including airport transfers from Larnaca or Paphos in the South or Ercan in the North. Hire cars are of very good quality and offered at specially negotiated rates.
Set in the Beşparmak (Five Finger) Mountain foothills, "VILLAMINA" is located within a five minute drive of the authentic village centre of Çatalköy with its' restaurants, bars and coffee shops.
There are lots more excellent bars, cafés and restaurants within a few minutes drive of the village centre of Çatalköy.
It is the same distance to local shops, supermarkets, a petrol station and other amenities.
There is also a plethora of first class hotels dotted along the coastline offering a variety of top quality but extremely affordable eateries for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a snack.
Most of them also have water parks and offer many other leisure activities besides.
These include deep sea fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving and snorkling.
They also have superb health and beauty spa facilities, again at very reasonable prices when compared to those in the UK.
The main town of Kyrenia is under fifteen minutes drive away with its' many shops, restaurants, bars, Wednesday market, famous castle, museums and beautiful harbour.
The picturesque Kyrenia harbour is set out in an arc and is a great place to visit and enjoy some of the many cafés, bars and restaurants in a lively, traditional setting.
Day and night trips by boat are available from here. Tourist Information at the harbour has full details.
By car "VILLAMINA" is under fifteen minutes away from the authentic village of Bellapaıs, famous for the wonderful 12th Century Bellapaıs Abbey which can be seen illuminated at night and where regular concerts are held in the Summer.
Also lit up at night and again clearly visible from "VILLAMINA" is the magical St Hilarion castle which is open to explore most days and which offers a great setting for photo opportunities given its' towering location above Kyrenia.
St Hilarion it is said, was behind the inspiration for the castle depicted in Walt Disney's classic film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
There are other castles to visit too and many other places of historical interest, all within striking distance of "VILLAMINA"
Towards Esentepe to the East, is the 5 Star Korineum Golf and Beach Resort.
Even if golf or tennis is not your thing, just drop in for a refreshing drink on the terrace and enjoy the fabulous views or take a drive down to the private beach opposite the course for a drink or a snack.
Everyone is welcome!
Gaze out to the Mediterranean and be mesmerised by the magnificent sunsets as the sun magically, disappears into the sea.
There is a wide selection of beaches, both manicured and natural within a very short distance of "VILLAMINA".
Alagadı Plajı or Turtle Beach as it is known, is one such beach.
It is ten minutes away by car and during the Summer months you can visit the Marine Turtle Conservation Project and watch the baby turtles hatch from their protected nesting sites and take their very first steps towards the sea before embarking on their perilous journeys.
There is a Night Watch initiative which starts at 20.30 hours and is very popular and therefore booking in advance is recommended.
Another beach well worth visiting, is Golden Beach on the Karpaz Peninsula or "pan handle".
It's a beautiful drive and you may even pass a donkey or two along the way!