Extended family, plus 2 others made up our party to 8. Huge amount of space with a beautiful mature garden. Overall the villa itself is 10/10 for size and needs of our party. It just needed a good sweep over outside and de-cobwebbing before we arrived, also be careful if wet going from pool to upstairs area - very slippery and caused accidents.
We had some issues with a faulty fridge, that got replaced and wifi that worked sporadically, or not at all.
Jo and Elvis, who looked after the villa for the owners did a fantastic job in resolving any issues.
As it was August we couldn't walk to shops so it's imperative you hire a car for shopping or site seeing. There is nothing within walking distance. You can reach the Wild Duck bar/restraunt walking straight down from the Villa through the Olive Grove/narrow gravel path. 15 mins maximum. Lapta water park, poorly signposted but we eventually found it. Go into the Lapta Hotel entrance and its behind the hotel. Get there early to get sunbeds and umbrella if you have small children. Silver Rock was great for eating out. LA Hotel has a great infinity pool with access to a small beach, you have to pay if your not a guest.
Summary - Villa was beautiful, just bring soft pillows if your not a hard pillow person! We used BBQ once, we needed to scrub it clean before using as it was filthy. Pool is kept fantastically clean with Elvis coming twice a week.
Overall - Northern Cyprus is not a great destination for older children, but ok for little ones. Do not expect a variety of shops as you would in the Balearics or similar.Very basic but you intend to just relax and chill with a beer/wine it's perfect. If you want more variety - stay away from Northern Cyprus. Enjoy
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We stayed at Serendipity for a fortnight - it is a spacious, very well equipped family villa - absolutely perfect for our party of two families.
The outdoor space is absolutely wonderful, we ate breakfast and lunch outside on the terrace, and spent many a fabulous evening eating outside, using the BBQ and sitting by the pool as the sun set and the kids splashed about.
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