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Villa Rockheart

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Amazing views and privacy.  This from the master bedroom balcony showing pool and bbq
Our lovely poolside pergola
Spacious lounge with 50" Smart TV and plenty of comfortable seating
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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Min stay varies
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
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Proud to be the Tripadvisor top rated villa in Northern Cyprus and awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014 as a result of consistently outstanding reviews, Villa Rockheart provides a luxurious level of accommodation combined with the comforts of home, giving you the ideal base for your holiday.. The wonderful location of the property cannot be exaggerated—the views in every direction are quite breathtaking. The phrase “million dollar view” could have been created for this property. All of the downstairs rooms give access to the enormous, shaded terrace that runs the full length of the house. This spacious outdoor room has wonderful sea views and will become your favourite place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset. The extra large 11m x 6m swimming pool is a ...Proud to be the Tripadvisor top rated villa in Northern Cyprus and awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014 as a result of consistently outstanding reviews, Villa Rockheart provides a luxurious level of accommodation combined with the comforts of home, giving you the ideal base for your holiday.. The wonderful location of the property cannot be exaggerated—the views in every direction are quite breathtaking. The phrase “million dollar view” could have been created for this property. All of the downstairs rooms give access to the enormous, shaded terrace that runs the full length of the house. This spacious outdoor room has wonderful sea views and will become your favourite place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset. The extra large 11m x 6m swimming pool is a lit for your enjoyment on warm summer nights. A Roman end gives easy access for the young and old. There is a romantic pergola poolside where you can dine, or lounge in the shade. The villa is in one of the most idyllically peaceful spots imaginable and yet only minutes from all the life of the coastal area. Perfect for families, for couples or groups of adults. Enjoy the restaurants and beaches and then return to the blissful comfort of your private retreat. Best of all, Villa Rockheart is in a totally private individual location. Not overlooked by any other property you can enjoy your holiday in total peace and privacy. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please treat our house as you would your own. We are very proud of it and maintain it to a high standard. No additional overnight guests are allowed and no loud parties.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Alison B
Hosting since June 2006
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsI am always available to help and advise and before you arrive at the villa I will send you a really full information pack which will help you plan sightseeing, activities, shopping, restaurant meals as well as tell you all about the villa and the island. I can also help you with airport transfers and car hire in Cyprus. My house manager, Marion, will call on you on your second day to make sure you have settled in ok and to introduce herself. She is available at any time by telephone and has lived in Cyprus for 20 years and is a wealth of knowledge. We are very keen that you have a fantastic holiday with us and will do everything in our power to achieve this.
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Reviews (72)
Debbie A
Debbie A
York, United Kingdom2 contributions
A real home from home located in beautiful North Cyprus. The villa is gorgeous, fabulous swimming pool and is not overlooked. It’s very quiet, the views of the mountains and sea are spectacular. Lots of seating areas indoors / outdoors which were fab to relax in. The information Allie sent over prior to arriving was brilliant and gave so much detail and recommendations. The flight via Istanbul we would definitely do again. There is lots to do and see but a car is needed, the Karpaz peninsula was beautiful we had golden beach to ourselves! Restaurants nearby were fab Hoots and Gilham Vineyard were 5 minutes away and great food and ambience. There were others nearby but a car was needed, Driftwood another favourite. The IIlgaz bakery fresh bread every morning was a bonus, 5 minutes away. The villa had 4 very spacious bedrooms, Marion was there if we had any queries or issues and dealt with them promptly. Such a fabulous base to explore Northern Cyprus, we look forward to our next visit.
Visited October 2022
Written October 19, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tracey H
Tracey H
Coleford, United Kingdom6 contributions
This is the second time we have visited Villa Rockheart and would recommend to anyone. Very spacious and everything you need. A home from home, you have the luxury of the pool outside overlooking the stunning views of the mountains. A car is a must if you want to get about. Hoots up the top also is a must. Lovely food with lovely people. Supermarkets in abundance on the main road at the bottom. No issues at all during the holiday. Marion who manages the villa is very approachable and will help with any queries you might have. We most definitely intend on returning for a third time. Thank you for yet again a lovely holiday
Visited July 2022
Written July 14, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Peter B
Peter B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom35 contributions
Having never been to Northern Cyprus before, but having wanted to for some time, we were keen to ensure that our base would be comfortable and well positioned for our requirements, particularly as we were restricted to just a one week stay. We couldn't have picked better . Firstly, that lovely feeling when you arrive at your destination to find that your property is above and beyond your expectations, and secondly it's position , being both ideal for it's views, and proximity to Restaurants , beaches and other attractions. Regarding the Villa itself ; it really is superb. Spacious, comfortable and with every requirement catered for , we would have been more than happy just to stay there every day if we hadn't already had an itinerary planned. The pool is large and very well kept , and is also lit in the evening , which looks lovely. The outside dining and relaxing areas are excellent and it is hard to choose which you prefer. We enjoyed the terrace dining table for breakfast and lunch, and the outside lounge area for drinks in the evening. I could go on much longer about all the facilities here, but reading other reviews, they all extol them really well and you can be guaranteed that they are as good as they are described. I would like to suggest a couple of things that we really enjoyed . Firstly Hoots restaurant just up the road was so good we visited it twice. The staff are so friendly there , and the food was excellent both in quality and value. Also just up the road is the Gilham Vineyard which has both a restaurant and snack bar. Whilst we didn't eat at the restaurant, we did have lunch at the snack bar and the food and views were lovely. There is a lot to see and do in Northern Cyprus, and we are already planning another and longer visit. When we do, we will definitely be staying again at Villa Rockheart.
Visited June 2022
Written June 30, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sarahw742
sarahw742
London, United Kingdom28 contributions
This trip has been excellent all round and the detailed information from Bob & Allie before and during our trip was absolutely spot on. Firstly the villa is gorgeous. The pool is excellent - large, clean and safe with loads of room around the edges for loungers and to play and dine at all times of day. Our favourite bit was getting up early before the children woke up for a few refreshing lengths and then sip coffee whilst the sun warmed everything up. Rooms are spacious with everything you need and nice quality furniture etc. Kitchen has all the gadgets and equipment you could think of. Favourite dining was out on the terrace - that stone table is just stunning! We made the lounge area on the terrace grown-ups only which was a perfect spot for an evening drink after the children had gone to bed and removed the worry of getting anything wet! Covered car port was absolutely essential in the heat - a great design feature. Shower room has been nicely re-tiled etc - shower was a little slow in draining but never to the point at which it was a problem. We just made sure we gave it a minute or two between people using the shower. Restaurants locally are all really, really good all round. Our favourites were Hoots just up the hill - very unassuming but brilliant quality food and service. We also found Calamari excellent and the staff couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome and valued, especially towards the children. The bakery just up the hill (Ilgaz Köy Bakery Cafe) had awesome fresh bread each day and the most enormous (cheese-based!) breakfasts you could imagine - not for the faint hearted! We enjoyed our trip to Girne where the children picked up new handbags and we enjoyed the view from a great little cafe overlooking the harbour - you just have to dodge the chaps selling boating excursions! As a general observation, it was clear that some of the businesses offering tourist activities including pony trekking, kayaking etc were either no longer in operation, or were remaining closed until the full summer season hits, which was a real shame. That said, the ones that were still up and running were very good value and well-operated (Escape Beach had by far and away the best value sea sports offerings from our research). Our only regret was not travelling further afield to Karpaz and up to St Hilarion castle for some of the more cultural experiences, and also missed out the Gilham vineyard due to times constraints, but we will save those for next time!!
Visited May 2022
Written June 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Janet M
Janet M
1 contribution
Lovely villa and swimming pool plus lovely view of mountains. The facilities and information from Allie & Bob are exact. The meals at different places are also lovely and surprisingly cheap! It is easy accessible to go foods shopping, day trips etc as rental car is essential for travel around North Cyprus. We love swimming in the pool as it a plenty of space room for swimming. Thank you to Allie and Bob for having us to stay at lovely villa.
Visited May 2022
Written May 17, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Daisy
Daisy
1 contribution
I absolutely loved my time here! It's one of the nicest villas I've ever stayed in. The villa is fully stocked and the beds are very comfortable. The views from the house are beautiful! Theres a lovely pool! I love that they provide a lot of information about the area - restaurant/beach/local services recommendations etc. Made it easy to choose and find somewhere to eat in the evenings! Also helped us really make the most out of the trip! I can't wait to come back here and would definitely recommend it 🙂
Visited June 2021
Written November 6, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Steve H
Steve H
Leeds, United Kingdom7 contributions
The location is amazing with total 100% privacy all the way around the villa which is quite rare and close to local restaurants & supermarkets but you will definitely need a car. Great communication from the owner Allie. Also, Marion the property manager was a diamond when I mentioned the airer was broken, she bought and then delivered a brand new one the very next day. The 4 bedrooms are very spacious with comfortable beds, plenty of storage, bedside lamps all with glorious views. The pool area is fantastic on an evening sat with the pool lighting on & a few drinks. The kitchen is massive with plenty of workspace and a good array of pots/pan/dishes. Flat screen tv worked great with our fire stick and with the wifi we were able to watch Netflix/Amazon/BBCiPlayer. Had a fab holiday and will return for sure!!
Visited October 2021
Written October 26, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Becca Turner
Becca Turner
Leicester, United Kingdom5 contributions
We're about to embark on our last full day here at villa rockheart. Our second holiday here and 2 weeks will never be enough. For anyone considering booking a stay here you'll be rewarded with a spacious, well equipped, comfortable villa in beautiful peaceful surroundings. The largest pool ive encountered in a rental. A real home from home experience. Everything you would possibly need is within a short car journey. Stunning beaches, superb restaurants, friendly locals and lovely views. I've already booked for next year!
Visited July 2019
Written July 24, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
alliebdive
alliebdive
Thank you so much, Becca! Such a pleasure to have you to stay again and we really look forward to welcoming you back next year. Thank you so much for choosing our villa for your family and friends holiday.
Written July 25, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

john m
john m
12 contributions
We stayed at Villa Rockheart for just under a fortnight at the beginning of June this year. So first the basics; the beds are really comfortable, the a/c works in all the bedroms, the showers which have been the subject of a complete refurbishment produce copious amounts of hot water, the kitchen is generously equipped and the pool is large, spotless and beautifully positioned. Much more to praise but the foregoing are my personal list of essentials for a great break and every box was fully ticked. Inside the house the large dining kitchen became our daily centre of operations whilst the beautifully furnished formal dining room and lounge were reminiscent of a first class hotel or a well-to-do private home and miles away from the standard holiday rental. Outside, the huge shaded terrace which runs the full width of the house is accessed from both the lounge where the comfortable cushioned seating proved to be the perfect spot for reading, pre-dinner cocktails and the occasional sneaky snooze, and from the kitchen where a large iron and marble dining table proved popular for breakfast and lunches. The other kitchen door gave on to the pool terrace with plenty of sunbeds and chairs, but perhaps best of all a generous shaded pergola with yet another dining table which offered a welcome refuge from the sunbeds in the daytime and the perfect place to dine in the evening when we cooked on the nearby wood oven and barbeque. Walking out onto the pool terrace in the morning and being welcomed by the spectacular mountains reaching to 3000 feet was one of my special daily highlights and the uninterrupted view never failed to lift my spirits. The house continued to reveal itself for the whole of our stay, with hidden corners in the garden and a house easily large enough to find a quiet spot whenever we felt the need. A great stay and one we are certainly keen to repeat. Thanks for reading this review, yes it is a glowing one but if you read my other reviews you will see that I only write them if I have been really impressed or if I think deception is being practiced. We have certinly been underwhelmed many a time on our travels, but rather than write critical reviews when we don't know why things were not as they should be I prefer to offer decent feedback on decent places and Villa Rockheart is certainly one of these.
Visited June 2018
Written June 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
alliebdive
alliebdive
Thank you John! It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we hope you will return again to Villa Rockheart for another holiday.
Written June 29, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Graham26139
Graham26139
Lewes, United Kingdom15 contributions
A spacious and luxurious house. The entrance hall and marble flooring are almost palatial. Furnished and maintained to a high standard. Really large pool. Ample and varied cooking facilities. The most detailed and useful house and area information pack I have come across. Exploring nearby on foot requires fitness to manage hillside slopes. The plot on which the house stands does not offer extensive grounds to explore but is skilfully terraced and planted to offer delightfully varied and comfortable viewpoints. A pleasant 5 minute drive to restaurants, shops and sea. No shops or restaurants within easy walking distance.
Visited October 2017
Written October 20, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
alliebdive
alliebdive
Thanks Graham! Glad your party had such a good holiday and we hope to welcome you back to Villa Rockheart in the future.
Written October 22, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
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About the neighborhood
Set high above the bustle of the coastal plain, Ilgaz is a tiny dream of a Cypriot village, a centre for walking the Besparmak (Five Finger) Mountains. On the mountainside just below the village, Villa Rockheart is perched over a green valley with spectacular and uninterrupted views running down to the sea, only five minutes drive away, and up into the mountains behind. There is a restaurant/bar within a couple of minutes walk or it is 5 minutes drive to a wide choice including Cypriot, Chinese, French, Italian, Australian and Indian. The nearest beach is about 5 minutes drive but there are a good choice within 10 minutes. Most with full facilities and watersports. Escape Beach is wonderful for families. Mountain walks begin at the end of the garden and you can walk through the mountai...
Getting around
A dolmas (bus) can be flagged down outside the property which will take you to either Kyrenia or Lapta or stop at local beaches. It costs less than a pound and runs every hour. We also recommend that you rent a car during your stay to fully explore the island. The car can be delivered and collected from the villa and the rental company also offer airport transfers. I can advise on this. Taxis are easy to arrange and the villa has contact numbers for you to use.
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Villa Rockheart is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Villa Rockheart has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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