This is our 5th visit to the villa and we feel it is still the perfect place for your optimum holiday experience. Derek the owner is very attentative and helpful and as always the arrangements for the airport transfers went flawlessly. The management company nearby are there to help if required and have a good knowledge of the area to guide advise and help. A rental car would be recommended to ensure a complete holiday experience visiting a number of places in and around Girne and opening the door to other fantastic places like Lapta, Alsancak, Lefkosa and Famagusta. The Villa is very family friendly and very spacious. The all important thing is that everything is there and is well maintained. The pool is fantastic and very welcome especially on very hot days where the temperatures can hit over 40 degrees centigrade. This is by far one of the best villas in the area with a great owner with fantastic support nearby for all your holiday needs. I would thoroughly recommend this villa without any hesitation.
Just back from a most fantastic two week break at this wonderful Villa. The villa is very well equipped with everything you could want for a stay. Indoors is very spacious and clean. Lots of games, books and local information. Wifi and TV also excellent. However the outside area is the main attraction and it doesn't disappoint. The pool is a very good size. Larger than we expected but loads of space for the three of us and Simon the unicorn!!! There are comfortable sun loungers and a couple of spacious areas for sitting out of the sun. One extra I must mention. A phone comes with the villa preloaded with contacts such as restaurants, taxis, doctors and the local villa management team. I must praise our local contact Ian for all his assistance and advice. He supplied the greatly appreciated welcome pack. He also arranged our car hire and recommended plenty of places to eat and see. Nothing was too much bother for him. I would recommend a car for the summer months as it can be hard work even walking to town in the heat of the day and for visiting many of the sights of this beautiful island.
Thanks also to Derek for letting us spend two weels in his beautiful villa. We look forward to coming back in the very near future.
We arrived late on a Saturday evening and were pleased to discover that the owners had stacked the fridge with enough supplies for us to have a light meal.
This is a lovely oasis in Girne, which has grown in the 20 years since we last visited.
There were some minor maintenance issues with the villa, but this didn’t detract from the fact that it was a comfortable house to come back to and cook meals after each days outings.
The pool is clean and inviting.
Just two of us travelling so a LOT of space in a 3 bedroom villa. Villa Tembel is very well equip[ed with a spacious lounge and full kitchen plus a lot of outdoor space, and this is where it really scores, the outdoor space was really great. The area, once just a few villas in olive groves is being developed rapidly with large apartment blocks being built to the side, but this did not detract from villa or the pool area and noise level was low.
The walk into town takes around 20 minutes, taxi's are cheap and easy to get, and while we hired a car it would not be essential, two large supermarkets are about a 10 minute walk away, and some good restaurants close also. We ate at Bella Moon twice and they were happy to pick us up and return us to the villa (highly recommended!)
The villa is equipped with really good AC, the pool maintained really well, a nice BBQ, there are sun loungers, two outside tables with chairs, kitchen has full size cooker, microwave, fridge freezer etc and lots of crockery and glasses etc.
Have used James Villas in the past, this was definitely much better.
Derek was a pleasure to deal with both prior to and during our stay.
This is our third visit to the villa and can honestly say with hand on heart that it is a wonderful place to stay with everything you need around you. The property management company ( Ian and Incilay) go out of there way to ensure you are comfortable and happy. Love the villa and we love the area and shall certainly be back.
Enjoyed a wonderful week at this lovely villa. The outside area is very private with a large and well-maintained pool, and you can get sun or shade at anytime of the day. Although you could walk to the harbour, taxis are so cheap that we tended to use these rather than walking in the august heat. It is also well worth hiring a car as there are lots of surrounding villages worth visiting. There are so many lovely and reasonably priced restaurants to choose from - we didn't have one bad meal! We found the local people friendly and helpful, making us feel very welcome. Derek was extremely helpful during the booking process and answered any questions we had. It was also good to have Ian and Incilay next door and they went out of their way to provide us with useful information. The folder full of villa information and welcome pack were much appreciated. There is some building work close to the villa but we didn't find it particularly noisy, nor did affect the privacy of the villa. We would definitely recommend Villa Tembel to others!
This was our 3rd trip to villa tembel and once again it dint disappoint. The restaurants were as good as we remembered and a great location to explore the area. Derek was as attentive as he has been in the past and very helpful. The villa has everything you need to feel.cosy and comfortable. A real home from home feel. We will definitely be going back.