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Villa Lisa. A generously proportioned two bedroom and two bathroom villa with private infinity pool and spectacular views to the sea across the mountains.

Villa Lisa. A generously proportioned two bedroom and two bathroom villa with private infinity pool and spectacular views to the sea across the mountains.

Ref: 9069

Sleeps: 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Rates: £690 - £960 GBP

Villa Lisa is a beautiful, light and airy two bedroom villa with an 8 metre by 4 metre infinity pool and mature gardens. Next to the villa is a self-contained open plan Annexe with four poster double bed, sitting area and kitchen area and bathroom. If you want to increase the size of your party or for two couples to have more space and privacy please let us know. Villa Lisa has uninterrupted views down the mountain to the sea in one direction and looks over the vineyards of Etel Winery. 


Villa Lisa is a beautiful two bedroom villa with an infinity pool set in mature gardens. The villa and the pool are on the same level, reached by a number of steps up from the road. There is a large terrace surrounding the pool with four metal sunbeds with cushions. On two other terrace areas there are tables and chairs and a built-in barbecue. The variety of terraces allow you to chose whether to sit in sun or shade at different times of the day.

Ground Floor

The ground floor has a large airy sittingroom with two sofas. It has French windows on two sides leading onto the terrace and windows on a third side. There is a radio / CD player, a TV with satellite channels, a DVD player, a selection of DVDs and plenty of books. The kitchen is a generous size with a table and four dining chairs and is fully equipped. There is a bathroom downstairs with wc, basin and shower. 


There is a mezzanine floor between the two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a superking size four poster bed and the second bedroom has twin beds. Both bedrooms have French windows on two sides opening onto Juliet balconies. Both have airconditioning. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with wc, basin and shower. Please note that there are three steps leading into the bathroom. There are plenty of storage cupboards and wardrobes.

Linen / Towels

Bedlinen is 100% cotton and bath and pool towels are provided. For longer stays beds will be changed and clean bath towels provided weekly or more often by arrangement. 

A generous welcome pack will be provided including tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, eggs, cheese (homemade hellim / halloumi when available), tomatoes, olives, fruit, honey, fruit juice, drinking water, a bottle of wine and a couple of cold local beers.



Local Area

Ilgaz is a small village of 45 houses set on the slopes of the Besparmak mountains with panoramic views of mountains and the sea. It is 3kms up the mountain from the main Kyrenia to Alsancak road. The village is a mixture of old and new properties inhabited by a mix of Turkish Cypriot, Turkish and British residents. It is a quiet and friendly village. Within the village is a Turkish cafe, Ilgaz Koy Firin Cafe where they bake their own bread in traditional style bread ovens and provide a generous Turkish breakfast along with lunch or supper by arrangement. On the edge of the village is Etel Winery with its vineyards. Gillham Vineyard Hotel is a small hotel which has and excellent restaurant and a Wine Bar with stunning views across the vineyards where you can sit and drink from their selection of delicious wines including wines from grapes grown in Ilgaz. There is a tapas menu at the Wine Bar. Also in Ilgaz village is Hoots Bar Restaurant.

Getting Here

There are two ways to get to Ilgaz in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).


Ercan Airport is the only airport in the TRNC. Northern Cyprus is predominantly Turkish speaking and the currency is the Turkish Lira. Flights to Ercan airport (sometimes called Lefkosa or Nicosia Airport) have to land in Turkey wherever you are flying from and you will need to change planes. The drive from Ercan airport to Ilgaz is approximately 50 minutes. We can arrange for a taxi to collect you from Ercan or for a hire car to be provided for you at the airport and email you detailed directions.


Larnaca Airport is in South Cyprus. South Cyprus is predominantly Greek speaking and the currency is the Euro. Flights from UK to Larnaca are direct. The drive from the airport to Ilgaz is approximately 75 minutes. PLEASE NOTE There is a border crossing between South and North Cyprus. If you have a UK / EU passport then the border crossing is straightforward. We can arrange for a taxi transfer to collect you from Larnaca airport and bring you straight to Ilgaz. At the border the driver will show your passports to the officials while you sit in the taxi for a few minutes. You can hire a car from Larnaca airport and drive yourselves however many car hire companies in the Greek side (the South) will not allow you to bring their car across the border. Your insurance from the car hire company becomes null and void when you cross the border where you will be required to purchase insurance to cover you whilst you are in TRNC. We would suggest that the most relaxing way to arrive is for a taxi to collect you at the airport and bring you to the villa. The car hire company will bring your hire car to the villa and do the paperwork with you at the villa. We can arrange your transfers and car hire.



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Rental rates are for the entire property.

Description From To Weekly Monthly Week Night Weekend Night Minimum Stay
Winter 2020-21 01 Nov 20 31 Mar 21 £690 - - - 5 Nights
Spring 2021 01 Apr 21 31 May 21 £860 - - - 5 Nights
Summer 2021 01 Jun 21 30 Sep 21 £960 - - - 5 Nights
October 2021 01 Oct 21 31 Oct 21 £860 - - - 5 Nights
Winter 2021-22 01 Nov 21 31 Mar 22 £690 - - - 5 Nights

Our rental price includes a generous welcome pack with no extra charges for electricity, water or internet wifi. To secure a booking we ask for a 20% deposit payable into our UK bank account. The balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival. 


Change over day: Flexible



  • We had a very nice stay at Carola and Oz's place. The size of the house is perfect for a couple but also big enough for 4 persons. Carola and Oz are the most friendly and helpful hosts that you can imagine. We really recommend this place.

    — Rune, 28 Oct 2019
  • Absolutely perfect! We have had the most amazing time at Villa Lisa. The view is out of this world and the villa itself is the best place we have ever stayed. Carola is lovely and nothing is too much trouble for either her or Oz. We will definitely be returning.

    — Kate T, 30 Sep 2019
  • We have spent an amazing week celebrating our wedding anniversary. What a stunning location. Fabulous views, beautiful scenery and a secluded situation. Carola was the perfect host providing a varied welcome pack and even a celebratory bottle of fizz. The villa is spacious and clean and exceptionally comfortable. Car hire is necessary due to the location and Carola's recommendation to use a local company was excellent. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Villa Lisa. All in all a wonderful experience.

    — Carol Y, 28 Sep 2019
  • Thank you once again Carola and Oz for making our holiday a memorable one.We have had a fabulous two weeks - our fifth visit!The sparkling pool kept in tip top condition by Oz is our favourite. As always the view over the valley is so special and makes the evenings magical. We look forward to seeing you both once again next year!

    — Ian E, 21 Sep 2019
  • Unforgettable! We have had the most amazing time staying at Villa Lisa. Carola and Oz were the most wonderful and thoughtful hosts - nothing was too much trouble. The villa itself was everything we could have wished for. The pool was so private and just right for our son to play in safely. The layout of the villa was great - spacious and airy with more than enough room for the three of us. The location was just fantastic - the views from the pool over the hills and sea were magical. Ilgaz itself is a lovely village with its own bakery and bistro var. It was great being up the mountains - I have no head for heights but even I wasn't put off by the road to the village and every time we got back from an excursion it was wonderful to be back in the peace and beauty of Ilgaz. This was our second visit to North Cyprus - we loved coming back. There is always so much of interest to see. We love North Cyprus and really hope to return. If we do - we couldn't imagine staying anywhere but at Villa Lisa. Thank you carola and Oz for such an unforgettable holiday - we loved every minute.

    — Claire C, 01 Sep 2019
  • Our family and I had a fantastic stay in Villa Lisa. Thanks to Carola and Oz's hospitality it was even better than expected. Ilgaz and Villa Lisa re very special. The view is breath taking and the people are so nice and friendly. It is definitely not our last time in Ilgaz. We fell in love with Ilgaz and Cyprus. Thank you very much Carola and Oz for these unforgetable memories and for your support.

    — Michaela D, 17 Aug 2019
  • We were looking for somewhere quiet and private in a beautiful setting. We chose Villa Lisa because from the outset Carola the host offered quick, detailed replies to all of our enquiries and was very friendly and caring. When we arrived and throughout our stay she, and her husband Oz, proved to be the same. The villa was perfect with a beautiful pool in the most beautiful setting. We took advantage of the hire car arranged for us by Carola which was ready for us on arrival along with a fabulous welcome pack of goodies! Carola met us and gave us information about lots of great places to visit within the immediate area and further away as did a visitor's book in the villa. She also gave us the heads up during our stay about turtle hatching on the beach which was ten minutes drive away - an absolutely fantastic experience (all free). We had a wonderful stay and would thoroughly recommend this villa which is very beautiful and located up a mountain with clear views down to the sea. But it was the hosts Carola and Oz that made the difference. Thank you.

    — Wendy F, 03 Aug 2019
  • Last year my family and I decided on a holiday in Cyprus to be in the last two weeks of July this year. We came across Villa Lisa which looked like it ticked all the boxes and booked it. At this point the owner Carola contacted me and from then onwards thanks for the great support, information and answering loads of the questions from myself, the process ran stress free all thanks to Carola. Carola provided all the information I asked for in really quick time, arranged the airport pick up to take us through the border hassle free and car hire (I didn't have to do anything), plus both her and her husband Oz were waiting for us when we arrived to welcome us and make sure we settled into the villa. She even provided a welcome pack (the beer and wine went down well) and arranged to have food delivered since we arrived late on the Sat night. There is even a handy info pack in the villa advising you on everything you need to know about beaches, supermarkets, places of interest, restaurants, currency, pharmacies etc, etc. Villa Lisa itself is stunning. Big, clean, fully equipped with all the mod cons (both bedrooms had A/C). great sized pool and a view which was breath taking! Every morning sitting on the veranda having a cup of coffee and looking over that view was just fantastic! The villa is located high up in the hills, very secluded and private (you will need a hire car). Carola and Oz live in the village around the corner and were always on hand straight away to sort anything which was really comforting and reassuring to have. Overall, we had a fantastic, relaxing, peaceful and stress free holiday and I 100% recommend Villa Lisa to any family who are after the same. Big thanks to Carola and Oz for all the help and support they provided.

    — Sam E, 27 Jul 2019
  • Super utsikt! Lugn by, bil ett maste. Agarna hjalpte med allt. Fin pool! Galet bra utsikt och avskilt fran omvarlden. Magiskt!

    — Tobias E, 23 Apr 2019
  • Our first visit to this villa was excellent and we hope to be back for a longer stay. Special mention to the hosts for their warm welcome and their help sorting taxi transfers and car hire. It made everything effortless.

    — George T, 21 Apr 2019
  • Stayed 22/09/2018 - 29/09/2018
    Idyllic peaceful break.
    The villa and location were perfect. A few bars and cafes, as well as the fairly new, wonderful winery and hotel restaurant all within walking distance. The views from the villa and infinity pool, across the mountains is spectacular; so peaceful and calming.
    The owners Carola and Oz live locally and were very welcoming and friendly and the cold beers, wine and basics in the welcome pack were a nice touch.
    I would recommend hiring a car as there are lots of rocky coves and beautiful places to visit. The local supermarket is a 5 minute drive away but there is a bakery within walking distance.
    Overall I would definitely recommend staying in Ilgaz for a relaxing break. The owners also have several other villas in the same village for larger group family holidays.

    — Ann H, 29 Sep 2018
  • Absolut empfehlenswert! Wir hatten elf wunderschöne Tage in der Villa Lisa. Das Haus ist liebevoll eingerichtet, sehr sauber und mit allem ausgestattet was man sich wünscht. Der Blick zum Meer und in die Berge sowie der Pool war zu jeder Tageszeit großartig. Carola und Oz sind sehr tolle und freundliche Gastgeber - ohne aufdringlich zu sein. Das von Ihnen bereit gestellt Begrüßungspaket mit Brot, Butter, Oliven, Wurst, Käse und Wein hat das Ankommen gut unterstützt. Wanderwege beginnen gleich hinter dem Haus und der Strand ist zehn Minuten mit dem Auto entfernt. Wer Stille und Erholung sucht, ist hier genau richtig! Noch einmal meinen herzlichen Dank an Carola für die große Unterstützung bei der Organisation. Das Taxi hat uns vom Flughafen Larnaca abgeholt, ein kurzer Zwischenstopp an der Grenze, kurz die Ausweise gezeigt und dann ging es weiter zur Villa, wo der Mietwagen schon bereitstand, alles ohne Probleme. Absolut empfehlenswert! Wir kommen gern wieder!

    — Claudia, 23 Sep 2018
  • Ein wunderschöner Urlaub. Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Urlaub in einer wundervollen Villa, in der wirklich alles paßte und wie beschrieben war. Die Vermieter waren sehr hilfsbereit und haben den Transfer und den Mietwagen für uns organisiert. Dies hat perfekt gepaßt. Am Ankunftstag erwartete uns ein Willkommenspaket, welches keine Wünsche offen ließ. Wir konnten demnach in Ruhe Frühstücken und später zum Einkaufen fahren. Der Pool ist sehr sauber und perfekt. Der Ausblick ist atemberaubend! Sehr schön war auch, daß es immer Sonnen- und Schattenätze gab, so daß man sich aussuchen konnte, wo man Sitzen/ Liegen wollte. Alles in Allem freuen wir uns wieder zu kommen. Es war ein perfekter Urlaub.

    — Sanja, 21 Aug 2018
  • Wonderful Villa. Carola and Oz: Thank you so much for the stay in villa Lisa. We enjoyed every day in our holiday thanks to your hospitality and the surrounding and the wonderful people in Ilgaz. The villa is just like the description and the pictures of the villa. Wonderful mountains and surroundings. We recommend this villa for everyone who want to visit northern Cyprus.

    — Bard & family, 31 Jul 2018
  • Fantastic villa. Everything you need for relaxing, private sojourn. Hosts could not have been more helpful, engaged and charming. Can’t wait to come back. More than exceeded our expectations.

    — Jilly, 26 May 2018
  • Beautiful villa, beautiful location. We have just spent a wonderfully relaxing week at Villa Lisa. The owners are genuinely perfect hosts. The villa is very well equipped and very clean. It feels very light and spacious. The views are just amazing. Just a short scenic drive will take you to many lovely restaurants and places of interest. The owners arranged our taxi and hire car and both were totally hassle free and we found it to be cheaper than airport collection. Several supermarkets are a few minutes drive from the villa. For us it was the perfect location - the peacefulness of being in the mountains and the pretty village of Ilgaz but only a short drive to visit attractions etc. And if you like running, or walking there are numerous paths you can take to the mountains right on the door step.

    — Rebecca, 23 Apr 2018
  • Schöne Villa mit bezaubernden Gastgebern. Wir haben eine Woche im März in der Villa Lisa verbracht und haben die Zeit dort sehr genossen. Das Besondere an der Villa ist der Blick bis zum Meer. Schon beim Aufwachen sieht man aus dem Schlafzimmerfenster bis zum Horizont, wo man an klaren Tagen die türkische Küste sehen kann. Die Villa ist geräumig und gut ausgestattet. Es gibt eine gut funktionierende Heizung, die wir an einigen Abenden genutzt haben, während wir morgens meist auf der Terrasse in der Sonne gefrühstückt haben. Ein recht guter Supermarkt und vor allem eine Fischhandlung sind nur 10 min. mit dem Auto entfernt. Die Lage auf der Insel ist gut, mit Ausnahme der Karpaz-Halbinsel im Osten erreicht man alle Sehenswürdigkeiten in maximal 1,5 Stunden. Wir waren auf der Burg St. Hilarion, in Kyrenia, in Nicosia und in Salamis, außerdem Wandern am Fünffingerberg. Insgesamt hat uns der türkische Teil der Insel sehr gut gefallen! Die bezaubernden Gastgeber, Carola und Oz, die am anderen Ende des Ortes wohnen, sind die perfekten Gastgeber. Vor der Anreise hat Carola uns bei der Buchung des Transfers vom Flughafen und des Mietwagens unterstützt, und auch als kurzfristig noch Freunde von uns mitkommen wollten, ließ sich das absolut unkompliziert regeln. Carola antwortet sehr schnell auf E-Mails und hilft gerne bei allen auftretenden Fragen. Auch während des Aufenthalts sind Carola und Oz immer mal wieder vorbeigekommen, ohne aufdringlich zu sein. Probleme wurden schnell gelöst. Und das großzügige Welcome Pack, mit dem wir ohne vorher in den Supermarkt zu fahren, gut frühstücken könnten, wurde ja schon mehrfach erwähnt. Insgesamt also eine Villa, die wir nur wärmstens empfehlen können.

    — Bernd S, 14 Mar 2018
  • Excellent! Villa Lisa was lovely, clean, comfortable Owners Carola and Oz lovely friendly people and made our stay something to remember, will visit again

    — Linda T, 17 Oct 2017
  • Fantastic. We enjoyed a wonderful fortnight at villa Lisa. The property is very clean and well maintained with everything you need contained within the villa. We were very comfortable throughout our stay. The views are spectacular. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with this villa. Thank you Carola and Oz for making us feel so welcome and looked after!

    — Steve C, 08 Sep 2017
  • Second time here and again amazing. Carola and Oz are great hosts. A lovely welcome pack was included and the villa / pool are incredible. The views are to die for. We will definitely be back for a third time.

    — Carl C, 30 Aug 2017
  • Beautiful mountain retreat - Villa Lisa. Another fabulous, relaxing holiday in this well equipped villa in the stunning village of Ilgaz, with its mountain backdrop and wonderful views to the coast, especially from the infinity pool. Carola and Oz were perfect hosts, as always and we look forward to seeing them again very soon.

    — John W, 28 Aug 2017
  • Lovely villa with stunning views. Villa Lisa was our holiday home for the second year running. Everything was as special as the first stay. The owners Carola & Oz make sure things run smoothly without being intrusive. A welcome pack on arrival was very much appreciated & information on local restaurants (our favourite being Silver Rocks) & places of interest were at hand. The views from the villa & pool are breathtaking & it was hard to tear ourselves away. A holiday home we will definitely be returning to.

    — Garry B, 15 Jul 2017
  • A paradise in the North Cyprus mountains. 6th Holiday in North Cyprus and our 2nd stay in Ilgaz at Villa Lisa, a perfect villa in a glorious location with a view from the kitchen terrace to die for! Fabulous pool and everything you need for a fantastic holiday, our hosts Carola and Oz were amazing, the villa was spotless, and our welcome pack and cold bottle of wine we're much appreciated! We will be returning next year to a very special place. Andy and Jane.

    — Andrew M, 10 Jul 2017
  • One of our best holidays, EVER! Where to start reviewing our holiday! Carola and Oz were fantastic. From the booking process through to the end of our holiday, nothing was too much trouble. Our youngest daughter (9) enjoyed Oz's visits to check the pool so much that she soon became his shadow and became an expert in pool maintenance. The welcome pack was great, Carola even snuck some treats in for the children. The villa, location and view was simply stunning. The view every morning to wake to was spectacular, we would often wake before the children and enjoy the tranquility. We spent most of our time in the villa but did visit a water park that Carola recommended, great day for the children. Famagusta is worth a visit. Turtle beach was very disappointing. Severner, the restaurant at the bottom of the hill is worth visiting, great food, great price and delicious breakfasts and a great taxi service back to the Villa after an evening meal. Blown away with the invitation to dine with Oz and Carola, my daughter was once again in ore of Oz with his BBQ skills. A very nice way to end our holiday, thank you for being amazing hosts. We will definitely be visiting again.

    — Heather C, 25 May 2017
  • Perfect! I am an interior photographer where attention to detail is paramount. It was obvious as soon as we arrived that this was certainly the case with Villa Lisa. On arrival a sumptuous array of essentials was there to greet us. Obviously after a long journey the wine was cracked open immediately! Carola and Oz are clearly true professionals who ensure your holiday glides with ease and nothing seems to be to much trouble. Having travelled extensively with my work l can honestly say when we opened the curtains in the morning the view was simply breathtaking! Book it !!

    — Wayne V, 01 Apr 2017
  • Fabulous villa, away from the stifling heat of the August sunshine at the coast. We cannot recommend this villa highly enough (although you will need a car). It is tucked away in a quiet hillside location away from the heat, but is not far from Girne/Kyrenia, and close to several local supermarkets for when the generous welcome pack runs out. The villa itself is clean, secure and spacious, with a well equipped kitchen. We spent most of the time in the pool, the view is outstanding, with lovely trees on both sides. Carola was on hand to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We really wished we could have stayed there another week...

    — Matthew S, 02 Mar 2017


Carola Gillham Yildirimbora

English, Turkish, Greek