3 bed ground floor air con'd, fully equipped, wifi in Northern Cyprus. Great facilities & beaches nearby, turtle hatching, restaurants, castles, archeology, golf, and amazing views of and from the nearby mountains. Bookings based on 1 week minimum.
53/04 is an air-conditioned three bedroom, wifi'd and very comfortable apartment in Turtle Bay, Northern Cyprus. Not the Cyprus whose economy is in the Eurozone and very expensive for tourists.
We’re talking about the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus where the currency is Turkish lira, a bottle of good wine isn’t very much at all, most of the food is local and organic, and a can of the excellent (especially when chilled) local Efes lager is a mere 2.60 tl per 50cl can ie. just under a pint for about 90p. Northern Cyprus is also where the best beaches are located.
Turtle Bay is near Esentepe, about 20 minutes by car east of Girne (Kyrenia), where the Pentadaktylos mountain range forms a stuning backdrop. Turtle Bay itself has six large swimming pools, a private beach and lots of other facilities.
We and all those who have stayed here think it's a fabulous part of the world, and with 300 days of sunshine and warm temperatures, it's about as laid back and stress-free as it gets...
The apartment comfortably sleeps 6 and has two bathrooms.
Disponible para huéspedes
All facilities on Turtle Bay.
Atención a los huéspedes
I don´t live in the apartment.
Otros aspectos destacables
Minimum stay 1 week.
Deposit must be paid to confirm booking.
Guests must leave the apartment cleaned and all the laundry they have used, washed, dried and stored.
I live in Reigate, run my own marketing and communications business, and love the UK, but not always its weather!
I discovered Northern Cyprus a few years ago and wound up buying an air-conditioned three bedroom apartment in Turtle Bay. I love the difference between where I live in the UK and being out there where I can really get away from things. The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, to give its full title, is very different from the South which is in the eurozone and consequently very expensive; the North uses the Turkish lira and is much cheaper.
The climate out there is wonderful: 22c in February, 26c+ in November and if you like swimming, you'll have warm seas as well! There is a beautiful bay with about a kilometre of sandy beach that we go to called Alagadi, about five minutes drive from the apartment. For the massive sandy beaches like Golden Beach that often feature in brochurs, these are nearly all in the North up the Cyprus panhandle called the Karpaz peninsular. It's an hour or so in the car, but it's a wonderful drive anyway and well worth doing. You can stay over up there quite easily as well.
Being part of the Middle Eastern and Turkish economies, the food and wine is relatively inexpensive whether you're buying it and eating in or going out to restaurants. So in short, I'm very happy to share all these experiences with other like-minded people.
The apartment itself is a spacious ground floor one with three bedrooms; the main one has its own shower and loo, the other two share a large bathroom etc. There's air-conditioning, but we actually prefer to use the ceiling fans we installed and let the drafts waft cool air via the fly screens on the doors and windows, as Turtle Bay is about a mile from the mountains behind us to the South. Exploring these by car is another terrific experience, along with places like Kantara Castle where you can actually see both coastlines of the island.
There's a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, lounge, and a telly for playing DVDs on; outside there's a shaded patio area that is fab for that evening glass of wine and a few olives before the evening meal.
It's a self-catering arrangement, in other words, my guests will find it clean and tidy on arrival and the laundry washed and ready to use, so they are asked simply to leave my apartment as they'd expect to find it!
There are all sorts of facilities on the Turtle Bay site itself, with the Village Bistro, a gym, a little supermarket, a small beach etc. It's about 20 minutes east of Girne (also called Kyrenia in the South) with its harbour and ancient castle. Over near Famagusta, for those who love archeology there's the even more ancient ruins of Salamis, once a city dating back to pre-Roman times.