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Having made the decision to purchase a property but perhaps not found the right spot in which to buy in North Cyprus?  Well perhaps we can introduce you to a lovely spot!  If the following are the criteria: peace, quiet, tranquillity, seclusion, nature, views, traditional, then please read on!

We recently looked with some friends at various properties in Karaman up in the Kyrenia mountain range – only a 10 minute drive to central Kyrenia, but a place which offers those who want to get away from it all, whether on holiday or permanent basis, the peace and quiet that they desire.

Can we help you to find the perfect home in North Cyprus?

It’s most peoples dream to own their own holiday home in the sun or even move lock stock and barrel to a new country to start a new life in their retirement years.  The need to find a more relaxed lifestyle, where there are no hassles is more and more important in every day life.

Do you want to find a place where you can take some time to relax and enjoy a perfect climate away from the hussle and bussle of city life, live within a peaceful community where crime free streets are the norm and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to live your everyday lives?  We don’t think we really need to answer the obvious do you!

Wherever in the world you choose to buy a home it will often seem daunting, sometimes exhausting and definitely, we are sure you would agree, stressful at times.  Many people experience worry about whether they are doing the right thing and if they are making the right decisions.

The majority of people who want to purchase property here in North Cyprus are not necessarily seasoned property investors who know the ins and outs of the international property game, rather they are people like us who dream of holiday homes or retirement properties in the sun.

Based on our own personal experiences of buying a property here in North Cyprus, we at Essential Cyprus have put together this article as a quick run down of the buying process and some tips about where to find more information.

Firstly, our advice is come to North Cyprus with a fixed idea of your budget in mind, and always factor the purchase costs into your total budget as well because remember that you will have to pay for legal work, transfer of title, taxes and duties too.  It is all too easy to just add on another few thousand pounds here and there when agents show you properties outside your budget range – so unless you have set your own terms in advance, you could struggle and overstretch yourself!

If you’re thinking about renting a villa for your holiday, or perhaps you’re thinking about a long-term rental to see if North Cyprus is the place for you if you’re considering relocating to the Mediterranean, then you can be assured that there is plenty of choice out there to suit everyone’s requirements.

From pretty fishing villages, untouched harbours, magnificent mountains, crusader castles, year round sunshine, sandy beaches, hidden coves, wild flowers, rare wildlife, delicious cuisine to some of the friendliest most genuine people on earth…North Cyprus has it all.  And it also has a wealth of quality rental accommodation in which you can stay and enjoy the delights of the island.

For families there are holiday villas big enough to accommodate large parties, all have their own private pool and gardens so that everyone can enjoy plenty of outdoor space.  This gives the luxury of having your own private pool to float around in all day, being able to dine al fresco from your own barbeque and have views of sea and mountains to die for!

There are also smaller rental properties for smaller parties, couples and retirees who would like some seclusion, peace and quiet.  If you are not too concerned about the privacy and seclusion side of things you also have the choice of renting apartments with access to a communal pool.

If you are thinking about renting a property for your holiday in North Cyprus then think about what you want from your holiday – perhaps you might like to experience a variety of nightlife, be close to all the local amenities such as restaurants, music venues, shops etc., or to be by the sea or in the mountains, in the centre of town, or to be in the middle of nowhere!  Perhaps you might also want to be close to the golf courses and diving schools?  Your choices will guide the accommodation you select of course…

If you would prefer to be close to the action then you might consider renting in Kyrenia or the nearby towns of Karaoğlanoğlu, Ozanköy, Zeytinlik or Alsancak, all a short drive from the centre of town.  Kyrenia is home to the world famous Kyrenia harbour and enjoys the stunning backdrop of the Kyrenia Mountains.  You’ll find many dining opportunities in the town, a host of pubs, bars, late night music and dancing venues.  Lapta is another good option having its own nightlife and also daytime entertainment meaning you might not feel the need to venture anywhere else!

If you want to stay in the Famagusta region, but not within the city, then the pretty harbour town of Boğaz, with its restaurants and bars make it an ideal place for renting as there are a number of properties near to the coastline.  If you venture even further afield then you will also find properties to rent nearer to the Karpaz such as some in Kumyalı, a great base if you want to go exploring the peninsula.

For the world famous views of Bellapais Abbey consider the towns of Ozanköy and Bellapais which in themselves are great villages to stay in.  For golf and beaches, consider villas in Esentepe, and for the best diving choose anywhere from Kyrenia out to Lapta in the west!  If you want a mountain retreat then maybe see if you can rent a house in Edremit, or Karaman (Karmi), where you will find more individual and quaint village property rentals.

Villa rental accommodation in North Cyprus tends generally to be of a high quality; if any particular facilities are essential for your personal holiday enjoyment then ensure the properties you consider offer these.   From hot tubs and swimming pools to sea views and beach access, from satellite TV and home entertainment to fully equipped kitchens – everything you could wish for is available if you find the right property.

Another major plus for renting a villa for your holiday in Northern Cyprus is that prices are amongst the most competitive in the Mediterranean, with the additional bonus that rental companies base their prices in sterling so that you don’t get caught out with fluctuations in exchange rates when booking.