Villa Manzara is Turkish and means villa with a view. So true! The view is fantastic, and you see something pretty almost regardless of where you are and what direction you look on this property.
In 2008 the Sunset Valley development was awarded the "Best Luxury Development in North Cyprus" price - with good reason. The location is truly fantastic if you like great views and privacy. The city and many activities are a short car drive away. Restaurants and bars are to be found within walking distance.
The villa is situated at the top of the development at one of the best plots in an elevated position with uninterrupted views of the sea and the beautiful hilly countryside of this area. The pool area is very private and not overlooked, and this is also the case on the majority of the terraces. There are at least six suitable seating areas around the villa, so, as the sun moves, you can move round to stay in or out of the sun as you please, whilst enjoying stunning views from each one. In addition, there are plenty of comfortable sunbeds available.
From the large upper sun terrace, there is nearly a 360 degree panoramic view of the sea, the mountains and the pine woods nearby. To go walking in the hills and woods, you only have to go out the gate or climb over the wall, and you are there! Gravel roads make walking or mountain biking very easy and no special clothing is required other than good shoes. The stunning Besparmak mountains are right on your doorstep! In about 2 hours you can be at the highest local top and see the ocean on the south side. The distance to the seafront is about 800 m as the crow flies, and roughly 1200 m to walk. There you will find a rocky beach in the Crystal Bay, with a natural pool in the West end, formed by the interesting geological formations in the area. The place is great for floating about on an air matress while enjoying the view, as it is protected from the waves coming in.
The villa has its own 12 x 6 m swimming pool that is very private. Next to the pool, there is a gazebo that allows for staying out of the sun or enjoying the evening outside.
The plot is very spacious (1600 m2), and allows plenty of space for children or anybody that likes to walk around and look at the plants or taste some fruit. It is ideal for small children as all terraces are fully enclosed by railings.
An orchard with many fruit trees, as well as lots of beautiful plants around the entire property, have been established. This is coming along nicely.
The house has a spacious entrance hall and kitchen area adjacent to the lounge with a separate dining area. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need, as well as a breakfast bar. All rooms have direct access to the outside terraces, including a shady pergola area for those hot days.
A modern 3D TV set with blue ray 3D DVD player is installed in the lounge. This allows Internet access via the remote control; and via USB connection or HDMI, music or videos can be played on the TV using smart phones, PC or other such units. In addition a portable I-Phone docking station is available. Wi-Fi is installed with a 15 Mbit/sec internet speed. We have an HMA account that allows you to via your PC or tablet or phone watch Internet TV from your home country.
The lounge has comfortable, purpose-built furniture, with a fireplace and sea view.
In addition on the ground floor, there are two large bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, plus a large separate family bathroom with bath tub. Bedroom 2 is a double and is poolside.
Bedroom 3 can either be configured with 3 single beds or a double plus single bed; or for those who like it wide – a triple bed! If necessary a fourth bed can be located there as we have a spare matress and there is room for one more bed. We normally only have 3 to allow better space by the window.
The top floor comprises one double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with bath tub. The rest of this floor is occupied by a huge (about 90 m2) sun terrace facing three sides of the property. her you enjoy absolute privacy.
All internal flooring has a marble finish; all outside terraces have non-slip tile finishing. All bathrooms are tiled. All bed rooms and the lounge area have air conditioning, and for the winter season, central heating is available.
The house was built in 2009, was refurbished in 2013, and appears like new. The interior has been carefully selected to give you a comfortable home feeling.
A garage allows for parking the car out of the sun all day.
How to get there:
1) You can fly to Ercan airport (via Istanbul). About 40 minutes drive from location. No border crossing.
2) You can fly to Larnaca airport. About 1 hour 15 minutes drive from location, including border crossing.
3) You can fly to Paphos airport. About 2 hour 20 minutes drive from location, including border crossing.
If you arrive at Larnaca or Paphos on the Greek side, you will not be able to drive a rental car over the border, but we can help you to book airport transfers and car hire on the North side. Rental cars are delivered directly to the villa. Please contact us for further details and costs. You can assume about GBP 50 each way for airport pick-up at Larnaca, and about 20 GBP per day for a rental car.
More general information is found below (source Wikitravel).
We have a designated estate manager that will ensure you have what you need during your stay, and also can get you help quickly if something goes wrong.
We can help our guests with airport pick-up and return service as well as rental car. Our estate agent can offer a car rental and airport pickup, or yu can use independent agencies. Regardless rental car cost is low in TRNC and the service is excellent.
Our pricing is based on a 2-week rental period. Less than 2 weeks rental will only be accepted upon special agreements and a 20% surcharge will apply. For a 3 week stay a 10% discount will apply, and for 4 weeks 15% discount is given. We reserve the right to prioritize long rental periods over short. Additional days to whole weeks will be pro-rated. Cost includes exit cleaning and laundry, water (maximum 6 MT/week) and electric power (maximum 500 kWh/week June-september, maximum 300 kWh rest of year). We reserve the right to risk assess the customer in each case based on previous experience and set the damage deposit accordingly. Use of propane for gas or central heating is billed.
The village of Esentepe, has shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, a petrol station and a patisserie and a very friendly, village feel. The area surrounding Esentepe has also been marked by the Government as an area of development which means that a lot of public and private money has been invested into the area to improve infrastructure, such as roads, water pipes, electricity cables, etc.
Combined with the natural beauty of the surrounding pine and Cypress tree forests, olive groves and carob trees, and its close proximity to stunning beaches, is helping to rate the area as one of the most soughtafter in North Cyprus.
Korineum Golf and Country Club
Just a 10 minute drive from the villa is the Korineum Golf and Country Club - an 18 hole, international standard golf course designed by Arne Van Amerongen which also features an additional 3 training holes. The Golf and Country Club has a private club house, public restaurant, bar and hotel facilities. The golf course, is without doubt, one of the most stunning courses in the entire Mediterranean region because it offers both dramatic views of the coastline as well as the Besparmak mountain range. On Sundays, they offer a buffet brunch from 11:30 - 15:00 that is worthwhile trying. The charge is about 15 GBP per person, and the good value for the money is evident from the presence of the local population going there for celebrations and such with the whole family.
A 10 minute drive away is the famous Alagadi (turtle) beach where Loggerhead and Green turtles lay their nests, which is the location of the Marine Turtle Conservation Project, a group of volunteers who monitor and assist with nesting. It is possible to watch nest excavations that may be taking place and also to find out about overnight camping on the beach to monitor the turtles as they come in to lay their eggs. Our website has more details. The beach is a popular bathing spot and has a restaurant, showers and is also a base for the North Cyprus Scuba Diving club.
With its great dive sites, lack of tide and one of the longest dive seasons in the world (April until Christmas), scuba diving in North Cyprus is a 'must do, activity. There are a number of places to learn or hire equipment, but the one we recommend is the North Cyprus Scuba Centre based at Alagadi Beach.
There are many boats in Kyrenia harbour offering daily boat trips and evening sunset sails. They all essentially offer the same service, either a days sailing with stops for swimming and snorkelling and lunch, or an evening cruise to watch the sunset over dinner.
The old coastal main road
The new main road was opened in the 90ties, and since then the old main road is left pretty much unused for transportation. It runs along the shore past the Esentepe area, and is perfect for biking or walking. You can drive on it if necessary, but biking or walking is more fun. It will take you past many nice locations and interesting geological formations. It can be accessed from the new main road on many locations. From Sunset Valley the closest access point is just across the new main road by going through the developments located there.
This house is furnished and equipped to give you the good home feeling with a sense of luxury.